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Most popular cities to rent a car in South Dakota

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Rapid City
Most popular rental car agency in JanuaryHertz40% more popular1,587 momondo users preferred to book a rental car from Hertz for their trip to Rapid City in January
Most popular type of car to rent in JanuarySUV25% more popular999 users chose to rent SUV cars for their travel needs in Rapid City during January

Recent South Dakota rental car deals

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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$35/day
Feb 17 - Feb 24
Rapid City
Hertz at 4550 Terminal Road
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Audi A3
$35/day
Feb 17 - Feb 24
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Chevrolet Equinox
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$49/day
Mar 1 - Mar 8
Sioux Falls
Enterprise at 319 W 41st St
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Chevrolet Equinox
$49/day
Mar 1 - Mar 8
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BMW X3
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$57/day
Feb 16 - Feb 23
Rapid City
Hertz at 4550 Terminal Road
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BMW X3
$57/day
Feb 16 - Feb 23
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Audi A3
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$35/day
Feb 8 - Feb 15
Rapid City
Hertz at 4550 Terminal Road
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Audi A3
$35/day
Feb 8 - Feb 15
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Audi A4
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$32/day
Feb 8 - Feb 15
Rapid City
Hertz at 4550 Terminal Road
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Audi A4
$32/day
Feb 8 - Feb 15
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Audi A4
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$35/day
Feb 9 - Feb 16
Rapid City
Hertz at 4550 Terminal Road
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Audi A4
$35/day
Feb 9 - Feb 16
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$32/day
Feb 19 - Feb 26
Rapid City
Hertz at 4550 Terminal Road
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Audi A3
$32/day
Feb 19 - Feb 26
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BMW X3
or similar Full-size SUV
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$65/day
Feb 19 - Feb 26
Rapid City
Hertz at 4550 Terminal Road
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BMW X3
$65/day
Feb 19 - Feb 26
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Chrysler Pacifica
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$81/day
Feb 18 - Mar 1
Sioux Falls
Avis at 2801 North Jaycee Lane
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Chrysler Pacifica
$81/day
Feb 18 - Mar 1
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
2/4-door vehicles
$34/day
Feb 9 - Feb 16
Rapid City
Hertz at 4550 Terminal Road
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
$34/day
Feb 9 - Feb 16
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
$38/day
Feb 19 - Feb 26
Rapid City
Alamo at 4550 Terminal Rd
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Audi A3
$38/day
Feb 19 - Feb 26
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BMW X3
or similar Premium SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$93/day
Feb 17 - Feb 28
Sioux Falls
Avis at 2801 North Jaycee Lane
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BMW X3
$93/day
Feb 17 - Feb 28
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South Dakota Rental Car Directory

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7.2

Comfort

6.9

Overall

6.7

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6.3
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Popular attractions in South Dakota

Hit the road in your rental car and head to any of these top tourist destinations in or around South Dakota’s major cities
Rapid City
South Dakota

Watiki Indoor Waterpark Resort
Dinosaur Park
Central States Fairgrounds
The Journey Museum & Learning Center
Sioux Falls
South Dakota

Sioux Falls Arena
Falls Park
Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science
Fawick Park
Delbridge Museum of Natural History
Aberdeen
South Dakota

Wylie Park
Dacotah Prairie Museum
Watertown
South Dakota

Riverside Park
Mellette House
Pierre
South Dakota

Museum of South Dakota State Historical Society
South Dakota National Guard Museum
South Dakota National Heritage Center
Oahe Dam

Is it worthwhile to book a rental car in South Dakota?

With your rental car, you can reach South Dakota’s most popular cities, such as Aberdeen, Boc Elder, Brookings, Huron, Mitchell, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Vermillion, and Watertown. Each city offers plenty of attractions for both local and foreign tourists. At the top of the list is the famous Mount Rushmore National Monument, which is carved majestically into the sides of the mountain, showing heads of US presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt. Badlands National Park and Custer State Park cover a wide range of unique terrain with different kinds of wildlife, and you can easily access them with your rental car. Other attractions you may find worth visiting are Crazy Horse Memorial, Wind Cave National Park, Mammoth Site, and Old Courthouse Museum. A car rental in South Dakota is worth every penny since it allows you to explore places that buses and other means of transportation cannot reach.

South Dakota rental car tips

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

What are the driving conditions like in South Dakota?

Motorists find it easy to drive on most of the roads and highways in South Dakota throughout the year, although drivers may experience slippery roads and poor visibility in winter. However, there are perilous roads within the state that require experienced and courageous drivers. These roads include Iron Mountain Road, which has sharp turns, rapid climbing areas, limited access in winter, and speeding drivers, and Needles Highway, a road with extremely sharp turns and narrow tunnels that can be wet during the winter. For that reason, you should carefully choose a car that can withstand different road conditions. A full-size car is recommended for those looking to experience a smooth and secure ride in South Dakota.

What laws should I be aware of when driving in South Dakota?

Whether you’re driving a cheap car rental or a classic SUV in South Dakota, you need to know that the speed limit for interstate driving is 80 mph, while the minimum is 40 mph. South Dakota traffic laws require drivers to be fully aware of turn signals, such as hand signals, when blinkers don’t work. Open alcoholic beverages in your car are illegal. However, it is perfectly legal to use the left lanes of any interstate while driving in South Dakota. You can use a cell phone when driving, but make sure that it is in hands-free mode. Texting while driving is not allowed. Be sure to check with South Dakota’s department of motor vehicles for any recent law changes before you hit the road.

What documents do I need to rent a car in South Dakota?

Cheap rental cars are available for those looking to enjoy road trips in South Dakota, but you must have the required documents. The first document you should present when picking up your rental car is your driver’s license. The license must be valid, original, and unexpired, and should be in your name. Foreign travelers need to submit their International Driver’s Permit (IDP) and a valid photo ID or passport. You are also required to present a credit or debit card bearing your name to pre-authorize your car rental when you pick up your car. A printed voucher showing the car booking process may be required as well. Check with each car rental company in South Dakota to be sure of their requirements before you make a car reservation.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in South Dakota?

    Based on our data, the cost to rent a car in South Dakota is $71 per day on average. However, you might be able to find rental car deals as low as around $36 per day, which is a 94% difference from the highest price per day at $630.

  • What is the cheapest rental car company in South Dakota?

    The cheapest rental car companies in South Dakota are Major Agency, Enterprise, and Hertz. In the past 72 hours, momondo users have found rental prices starting as low as $36/day from Major Agency, $37/day from Enterprise, and $37/day from Hertz.

  • What is the most popular type of car to rent in South Dakota?

    SUV or similar cars are the most popular type of car to rent in South Dakota, with 21% of our users choosing this type over other options. Renting SUV cars in South Dakota costs, on average, $101/day. Keep in mind that prices may fluctuate based on when you visit, what city you stay in, and what agency you rent from.

  • What are the cheapest cities to rent a car in South Dakota?

    If you’re looking to travel to South Dakota and save money on a rental car, then consider visiting Sioux Falls or Aberdeen. You will find that Major Agency has the most affordable rental cars in Sioux Falls, from around $43/day. Hertz has the cheapest rental cars in Aberdeen, generally starting at $59/day.

  • When is the best time to rent a car in South Dakota?

    Consider renting a car in South Dakota during the month of January. This is the cheapest time of year to rent, and you can often find deals for $54/day on average. In contrast, the most expensive month to rent a car in South Dakota is October, when prices are often $105/day on average. Be sure to book your car at least 55 days ahead of your intended pick-up date for the best deals.

  • How long do people rent a car when staying in South Dakota?

    The most popular length of time momondo users rent a car in South Dakota is 7 days. For a 7-day rental the average daily price is $76, though prices are subject to change depending on the type of car you rent and what city you stay in. To rent a car for a week in general is $533 on average and for a weekend rental, expect to pay a total of $158 on average. Month-long South Dakota car rentals are generally about $1,118 in total depending on your dates.



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