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Ankeny car hire

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Ankeny car hire information

Pick-up locationAnkeny
Car types
Hire locations4
Airport locations0

Cheap car hire in Ankeny

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Compact
Intermediate
Standard
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Ankeny

  • Car rentals in Ankeny will allow you to create flexible schedules for your car trip, have the freedom to travel at your own pace, and comfortably explore the city's attractions, including Cascade Falls Aquatic Center, Backspin Indoor Golf, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, and Pappajohn Sculpture Park. With a car rental, you will avoid the public transport's fixed schedules and routes, which limit travelers' choices and thus prevent adherence to predetermined timetables in the process. With a rental car, you'll also have a private and comfortable environment, allowing you to explore the city peacefully without the distractions and potential discomfort associated with public transportation. Additionally, a rental car will give you access to Ankeny's outlying or rural locations, which may not be well-served by public transportation.
  • If you are flying into Ankeny, you will arrive at Ankeny Regional Airport (IKV), which is the primary airport serving the region. At the airport's arrivals area, you will find rental desks for several car rentals in Ankeny, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget, Hertz, Avis, and Airport Van. Once at the desk of your chosen car rental provider, you will be required to present the necessary paperwork, then proceed to the car rental provider's designated spot at the airport's parking area to pick up your rental car.
  • The driving experience in Ankeny, Iowa, provides an efficient trip for motorists. Ankeny boasts an organized transportation infrastructure, with navigation through the city being relatively easy as a result of the clear signage and well-maintained road network. The city's streets feature a smooth traffic flow and spacious parking areas. Additionally, Ankeny's drivers are usually courteous and strictly follow the city's traffic rules, which adds to the overall safety and pleasantness of the driving experience on the city's thoroughfares. While driving your vehicle from the car rentals in Ankeny, check and obey the city's posted speed limits so you can have a safe ride.
  • Ankeny experiences a distinct rush hour in the morning, spanning from around 7:00 am to 9:00 am as commuters head to their workplaces. The roads become congested with cars, and traffic congestion can be found, especially on major thoroughfares including Ankeny Boulevard, Oralabor Road, and Delaware Avenue. Additionally, the afternoon rush hour begins at around 4:30 pm and lasts until approximately 6:30 pm, as individuals drive back home or engage in post-work endeavors. These rush hour times witness a significant increase in traffic volume and can lead to occasional delays. It is advisable to avoid major highways and plan trips accordingly during these hours to allow for extra travel time to reach destinations efficiently.
  • Book your car hire in Ankeny at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Ankeny are around -41% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Ankeny

  • How much is the price of fuel in Ankeny?

    The average price of fuel in Ankeny is R66,35 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R796 and R1 062, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Ankeny?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Ankeny.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Ankeny?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Ankeny?

    A Mini car hire in Ankeny costs R1 555 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Ankeny?

    A Compact car hire in Ankeny costs R822 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Ankeny?

    An Intermediate car hire in Ankeny costs R1 855 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Ankeny?

    Ankeny experiences a wide range of weather conditions throughout the year, including hot summers and cold winters. Therefore, you should consider a flexible and reliable car with good traction and balance. Given the varying weather conditions and the necessity for flexibility, compact SUVs or sedans with sufficient ground clearance should be considered. These Ankeny car rentals provide an optimal balance of convenience, dependability, safety features, and size to handle the city's diverse road conditions.

  • What is the speed limit in Ankeny?

    In order to stay safe and within the law while operating a rental car in Ankeny, you must strictly adhere to posted speed limits. As a city in Iowa, Ankeny abides by the same speed limits as the rest of the state. Depending on the area and road conditions, the speed limit in residential and business zones is normally 25–35 mph. The speed limit on the city's major highways is around 45–55 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Ankeny?

    The best place to park in Ankeny is in the Downtown area, where you'll find both on-street and off-street parking facilities. Charges for on-street parking usually range from $0.25 to $1 per hour, depending on the time of day. The maximum allowable parking time varies between two and four hours. Additionally, the off-street parking lots offer longer parking durations and usually have daily or monthly rates. Charges generally range from $1 to $2 per hour, with daily rates ranging from $5 to $10.

Ankeny car rental reviews and directory

Budget

10,0

Wonderful

2 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Ankeny

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Locations in Ankeny

5500 Nw Johnston Dr, Ste C

+1 515 393 5455

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

637 S Ankeny Blvd

+1 515 207 6050

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

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4,0 Mediocre

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I made a reservation through budget and showed up to the Johnston IA location to pick up the car at the scheduled time. Upon arrival the employee present was not authorized to log into the system to rent me the car. Waiting 45 minutes for the manager to return to the location. Once the manager was present I showed my online reservation through Budget in which the manager respond that they were not yet set up to rent cars through the budget system. The manager switched me over AVIS in which they had a car available. I was on my way 1 hour 15 mins later than my scheduled pick up time

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9,0

Wonderful

19 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.0

3 locations in Ankeny

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Locations in Ankeny

1545 E Euclid Ave

+1 515 262 2222

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

5460 Merle Hay Rd Ste D

+1 515 331 1000

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

734 S Ankeny Blvd

+1 515 963 9300

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Very friendly and helpful check in and return.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I didn’t even have a car when I had placed a reservation well in advance.

Cons:

The pick up time for my car was set for 5pm, the location closed at 5pm. I called first thing the following morning to pick up my rental & they told me they no longer had the vehicle available because I hadn’t showed up to pick up the car at my scheduled appointment time— even though I did, they were just closed by that time. I was told theyd call me later on that same afternoon to give me an update & I never even got a call, no apologies for the inconvenience, nothing. Frustrating to say the least.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

it was great easy drop off clean vehicle

Cons:

nothing it was easy as it could be

8,0 Very Good

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of pickup. Employees were very courteous and helpful.

Cons:

The building looks like an old jiffy lube oil change place. Getting in and out of the building was a little challenging but that can't be helped.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The folks at Enterprise were nice and willing to go out of their way to help me. They communicated with me several times to make sure everything was fine. They were a great group of people to work with.

Cons:

No problems at all.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I was given an upgrade, and when I returned the car it was also $30 less than what my original contract stated.

Cons:

The car was on "empty" when I picked it up, so I had to waste time to fill it up before I could use the vehicle. The car should have been filled before I arrived.

1 out of 4

Hertz

7,1

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

6.5

2 locations in Ankeny

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Locations in Ankeny

1101 Se Oralabor Road

+1 515 964 9650

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

4730 Merle Hay Road

+1 515 276 1177

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
My experience was fantastic & I will be renting from hertz only the next time I need a rental but the real credit goes to Jon & the other young man who made this decision the best ever this world needs more workers who generally care about the customer & not just making a quick buck !

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great. Truck was a beast. Made my trip much easier.

Cons:

The office smelled like mildew. Can't be good for the staff!!!

6,4 Okay

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The representative that served me was very professional and shared his expertise about the cars, the business, and the company.

Cons:

I had to wait about an hour to get out on the road. There was only one person behind the counter. When a second guy showed up, things worked like clockwork.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. This is the 2nd time I've rented with Hertz where they've had no cars abs I've had to make other plans. So NOTHING positive

Cons:

I made a reservation, had a confirmation email and when I got to the location they said they had 0 cars. The staff blamed just about everything but offered no help, no alternatives, no solutions. They didn't offer to call another location, look up inventory elsewhere or anything. I was provided no future credit, no discounts later or anything, just an I'm sorry. So what's to stop Hertz from doing this all the time?!? In addition, a worker had just pulled in with a vehicle and 1 other was sitting outside I noticed when I left. Worst experience, staff and customer service ever!!!

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick, easy, hassle free! Professional staff and love the location of pick up!

2,0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Awful. Showed up and there was no car. They were unapologetic and said that I was about the 12th person to not get a car that day.

1 out of 2

Avis

4,0

Mediocre

8 reviews

Cleanliness

5.0

Comfort

5.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.5

Value for money

4.0

2 locations in Ankeny

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Locations in Ankeny

5500 Nw Johnston Drive, Ste C

+1 515 393 5453

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

637 S Ankeny Blvd

+1 515 207 5404

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

This is a brand new business. We had a 15 passenger van rented, but it was recalled. So we were given two new Ford Explorers for the same price! Excellent customer service.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2023

KAYAK
We had a full size Dodge suv and it had plenty of room in it for us and all our luggage. And drove very nicely.

4,0 Mediocre

Feb 2023

KAYAK
Representative was very nice however, the car had a tire with a moderate leak (I had to add air twice in less than 24 hours), had no windshield washer fluid and windshield wipers were in dire need of replacing. I returned the car as soon as I could and didn’t accept a replacement car offered even though I had another 4 days I needed a vehicle.

4,0 Mediocre

Jul 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I booked a full size SUV through car rentals.com on May 1 for our trip June 23-July 3. I continued to check with the local Avis because that was my pick up location. I was told that if someone extends their rental I may not have one and pre paid customers are priority. Couple days before the trip Avis told me they had a Ford Explorer for me but my reservation clearly stated full size SUV and had a picture of a full size SUV on the confirmation. I ended up getting a full size SUV through Enterprise but it cost me quite a bit more. I am now working with car rentals.com to get reimbursed for the difference I paid. I most likely won't use Avis again and probably not a third party site. Enterprise was great to work with and put me in what I needed and got me on the road!

6,0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff member was excellent. However, since the rental came from a third party site, he didn’t have the car I reserved. I reserved a small SUV and he only had a Toyota Camry. He cleaned the one that just came in out and I took it as that was the only option. It was smoked in and banged up on the outside. He went above and beyond to get me something. Im glad our 4 suitcases for our 10 day trip fit in the trunk!

Cons:

since the rental came from a third party site, he didn’t have the car I reserved. I reserved a small SUV and he only had a Toyota Camry. He cleaned the one that just came in out and I took it as that was the only option. It was smoked in and banged up on the outside. He went above and beyond to get me something. Im glad our 4 suitcases for our 10 day trip fit in the trunk!

1 out of 2

Airport Van

5,3

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Ankeny

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Locations in Ankeny

4410 Merle Hay Road

+1 877 826 4680

Opening times not available

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36 travellers who hired a car in Ankeny gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.3

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