Car Rentals in Iowa

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Des Moines, IA
Jun 30 — Jul 7
Same drop-off
Des Moines, IA
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Best deals found for Iowa car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in Iowa
Kia Stinger
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
5-door vehicles

$31/day

29 Jun - 29 Jul
Kia Stinger
Nissan Kicks
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$42/day

30 Jun - 9 Jul
Nissan Kicks
Daewoo Leganza
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$34/day

9 Jul - 12 Sep
Daewoo Leganza
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$34/day

8 Jul - 11 Sep
Volkswagen Jetta
Toyota Camry
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$34/day

9 Jul - 12 Sep
Toyota Camry
Buick LaCrosse
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$71/day

24 Aug - 3 Sep
Buick LaCrosse
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$43/day

29 Jun - 29 Jul
Toyota Fortuner
Renault Duster
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$34/day

9 Jul - 12 Sep
Renault Duster
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$31/day

9 Jul - 12 Sep
Ford Focus

Iowa car rental deals found on momondo

Find the rental car in Iowa that's right for you

Small Cars

$50 - $97

All Car Types

$59 - $113

The average price of a Small rental in Iowa is $68. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Iowa is in October. The price is 27% lower than the rest of the year at just $50 per day. A Small rental is typically 19% less expensive than the average car rental in Iowa. The average price of a vehicle rental in Iowa can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Iowa Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in Iowa is $64. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Iowa is in January. The price is 37% lower than the rest of the year at just $41 per day. A Medium rental is typically 22% less expensive than the average car rental in Iowa. The average price of a vehicle rental in Iowa can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Iowa Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Iowa is $80. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Iowa is in September. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just $63 per day. A Large rental is typically 4% less expensive than the average car rental in Iowa. The average price of a vehicle rental in Iowa can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Iowa Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Iowa is $77. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Iowa is in September. The price is 33% lower than the rest of the year at just $52 per day. A SUV rental is typically 8% less expensive than the average car rental in Iowa. The average price of a vehicle rental in Iowa can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Iowa SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Iowa is $123. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Iowa is in October. The price is 31% lower than the rest of the year at just $86 per day. A Van rental is typically 34% more expensive than the average car rental in Iowa. The average price of a vehicle rental in Iowa can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Iowa Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury rental in Iowa is $77. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Iowa is in September. The price is 37% lower than the rest of the year at just $49 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 8% less expensive than the average car rental in Iowa. The average price of a vehicle rental in Iowa can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Iowa Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

Daihatsu Sirion
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$32/day

7 Jul - 7 Aug
Daihatsu Sirion
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$31/day

9 Jul - 12 Sep
Ford Focus

Iowa car rental directory

All major car rental suppliers in Iowa
7.1
Good
12 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

7.1
5.0
Okay
3 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

5.0

Comfort

5.0

Overall

5.0

Pick-up/drop-off

4.0

Value

5.0
0.0
Horrible
1 review2 locations
1 location
0.0
Horrible
4 reviews1 location

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular rental car locations in Iowa

Nearby attractions:

Blank Park Zoo2.2 mi
Des Moines Art Center3.3 mi
Hoyt Sherman Place3.6 mi
Principal Park3.6 mi
Walnut Street Bridge3.9 mi

Nearby attractions:

Veterans Memorial Stadium5.9 mi
US Cellular Center7.0 mi
Carver-Hawkeye Arena17.2 mi
Kinnick Stadium17.6 mi

Nearby attractions:

Tyson Event Center6.3 mi
Sioux City Convention Center6.6 mi
Mid-America Center84.2 mi
Horseshoe Council Bluffs84.3 mi
Lake Manawa State Park87.2 mi

Is it worthwhile to book a rental car in Iowa, United States?

A rental car will enable you to explore Iowa’s surprisingly diverse landscape during your road trip. You can easily access riverside cities such as Davenport and Dubuque as well as scenic waterfalls in the hills of Decorah—not to mention all the interesting attractions in Des Moines, Mason City, and Cedar Rapids when driving between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. You can also visit Decorah, a mountain town located in the northeast corner of Iowa, an hour’s drive from any interstate. The town’s Nordic heritage, limestone cliffs, and clear streams make it exceptionally attractive to visitors. Farther away in northwest Iowa, you will come across many lakes, including the popular Lake Okoboji. In this part of Iowa, visitors can engage in several water activities, such as sailing, biking, boat tours, and water-skiing.


Iowa car rental information

Driving a car rental in Iowa poses no major challenges, except for a few hurdles in the winter when snow falls. Luckily, the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) informs road users about the conditions of different roads in real-time. IDOT provides an interactive map indicating exactly where the roads are clear. Because winters in Iowa can present driving difficulties, your most ideal type of rental car in Iowa is an all-wheel-drive (AWD) vehicle. AWD cars are designed to transmit power on all wheels, which means they can withstand snowy conditions on the road by evenly distributing power and traction. With this car rental, you can easily drive on the three major freeways in Iowa: Interstate 29, Interstate 90, and Interstate 35.

The use of cell phones while driving your rental car is not allowed, and this rule applies to all vehicles, including cheap rental cars in Iowa. Pedestrians always have the right of way, especially at crosswalks. Wearing seat belts is a must for drivers and passengers occupying the front seat. No parking is allowed within ten feet of stop signs or five feet of fire hydrants. Make sure to check with the destination city’s department of motor vehicles for recent law changes to be on the safe side.

Whether you are going for a cheap car rental or luxury car, you must have a full, original, and valid national driver’s license. On top of that, you must have held the license for at least two years. If your driver’s license is in a language other than English, you will have to submit an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) alongside your valid driver’s license. An ID or passport is also necessary if you are traveling from outside the US. For the payment of your car rental, you will have to present a credit card. The card should be valid in the US and must have enough funds for the security deposit.


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Car rental in Iowa

Learn everything there is to know about renting a car in Iowa so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

It costs $80/day on average for a car rental in Iowa. momondo users have also found prices as high as $258/day and cheaper deals from around $29/day, which is a 88% price variation. These price differences are often dependent on what city in Iowa you rent your car in.

At the moment, Iowa’s cheapest rental car company is Dollar, where users have found prices from as little as $29/day. If the city you plan on visiting does not have any Dollar locations, then consider renting from Thrifty or Enterprise, which are also some of the cheapest rental companies in the region. Users have recently found prices at Thrifty which start at around $32/day, or $39/day from Enterprise.

The best car rental company in Iowa is Enterprise, which has a rating of 8.0/10 from 23 momondo users. Enterprise has 4 locations in Iowa, including the city of Des Moines.

Muscatine and Davenport are the cheapest cities to rent a car in Iowa. We found that Dollar is the cheapest rental car company in Muscatine costs starting at $37/day. Dollar is the most affordable rental company in Davenport, with prices starting at $38/day.

February is the best time of year to rent a car when visiting Iowa. During this month, you can find rental car prices for $42/day on average if you book at least 25 days ahead of your trip. If you can, try to avoid renting a car in Iowa during the month of July, when prices average $112/day.

7 days is the most popular length of time momondo users will rent a car for in Iowa. Renting a car for 7 days will cost $55/day on average. If you decide to stay and rent a car in Iowa for 1 week then prices will be around $387. Many of our users also tend to opt for weekend rentals, which cost $114 in total on average. If it's a longer road trip you're after, you can also rent a car for one month in Iowa, at a total average cost of $1,903.


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Why use momondo?

Choosing momondo to search for rental cars in Iowa makes sense because it is quick and free of charge. We find all the rental car prices and policies, you simply choose what works best for you and your trip.

momondo makes it easier for you to find great car rentals in Iowa, by allowing you to refine your search with numerous filtering options. You can narrow your selection by looking at price, car type, location and more.

Yes, whether it is for cars in Iowa or elsewhere, momondo allows you to filter specifically for policies that offer free cancellation.

Yes, simply select the fair fuel policy filter after performing a search for rental cars in Iowa on momondo.

You certainly can. momondo has a dedicated filter for enhanced cleaning services for all car rental locations including Iowa.

Unlimited mileage is indeed an option momondo offers on rental cars in Iowa.


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