Aurora car hire

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Aurora car hire information

Pick-up locationAurora
Car types
Hire locations21
Airport locations3

Cheap car hire in Aurora

Mini
Economy
Compact
Intermediate
Standard
Full-size
Luxury
People carrier
Passenger van
SUV
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Aurora

  • Rent a car during your stay in Aurora to benefit from the freedom and flexibility it brings to explore everything on display in your own time. Aurora is plonked next to Denver city, whose center is only a 20-minute car ride away. Hikers and nature lovers can also seize the opportunity to venture out to the Rocky Mountain National Wildlife Refuge, which is also only a 20 minutes’ drive to the north.
  • Denver International Airport is only 17 miles from Aurora’s center and features several onsite car hire agencies which serve visitors with cars in all shapes and sizes. Complimentary shuttles operate between Jeppesen Terminal and the car hire offices. They leave from and return to Level 5 at island 4. Bear in mind that tolls apply on the E-470, but drivers can get to Aurora via Peña Boulevard.
  • Driving in Aurora has a bad reputation with the city ranking as one of the worst cities to drive in, but that should not deter travelers, as good preparation and driving defensively are key aspects for a smooth experience during your stay. Part of the reason why driving in Aurora can be challenging comes down to the weather. With thunderstorms and tornadoes in the summer as well as sleet in the winter, roads can be treacherous, but by adapting speed and slowing down, drivers should face no major problems.
  • Aurora has a high population density and during rush hour the roads can face severe congestion. Avoid driving on weekdays from 7 to 9 am and from 5 to 8 pm to evade the worst traffic, and plan ample of time ahead before going to a destination (especially when going to a game or to the airport). In the winter, it is pivotal to check that the car is equipped with winter tires and to drive carefully – especially when headed into the mountains.
  • Book your car hire in Aurora at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Aurora are around -7% cheaper than other car types, on average

Aurora car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Aurora 
EricJan 2024
Plan extra time to get out to the car rental site via shuttle
Verified travelerDec 2023
Allow extra time the location is a few miles from the actual terminals
Verified travelerSep 2023
Use google maps and all is easy.
LynneSep 2023
If your in a hurry I don’t recommend them, if your on a leisure trip and have time to wait price was decent
Verified travelerNov 2023
Opt into the toll package they have at car rental. Lots of tolls.
Verified travelerNov 2023
Drive at least speed limit :)
Verified travelerAug 2023
Make sure your phone's map system works.
RobertJun 2023
Make sure you know their operations hours
Verified travelerMay 2023
Process was fast for shuttle, pick up, and drop off. Car rental experience was as expected with no surprises.
Verified travelerMay 2023
Ace would be the place to go

FAQs about hiring a car in Aurora

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

    To brace for Aurora’s rough weather ranging from heavy rain showers, icy roads, and even tornadoes, a 4-wheel-drive car is a safe option for your stay. It will provide the traction for winding mountain roads and promises a smoother and safer driving experience in and around Aurora.

  • What’s the speed limit in Aurora?

    While only 20-25 mph is permitted for driving in the city and on winding mountain roads, up to 40 mph can be driven on open mountain highways. Regular rural highways permit even up to 55 mph. 65 mph is usually allowed on freeways, though there are some stretches that allow up to 75 mph. Especially in the winter, or when severe weather conditions prevail, it is essential to reduce your speed.

  • Where are the best places to park in Aurora?

    Use metered on-street parking for short-term parking and garages or lots if you will need a little longer. On-street parking varies in time and price, so check the designated meter or kiosk. Parking lots and garages like the City of Aurora Iliff Parking Garage or East Colfax Avenue Parking have less time restrictions. Rates start at $3 per hour and are posted before driving into the lot or garage.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Aurora?

    The average price of fuel in Aurora is R67,05 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R805 and R1 073, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Aurora?

    Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Aurora.

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

    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 Aurora?

    A Mini car hire in Aurora costs R1 548 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car hire in Aurora costs R969 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Aurora?

    A Full Size car hire in Aurora costs R1 622 per day, on average.

Aurora car rental reviews and directory

Ace

Best rated

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.8

Value for money

6.1

One location in Aurora

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6130 North Jackson Gap Way

+1 877 247 3362

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
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6,0 Okay

Feb 2024

KAYAK
The wiper washer didn’t work and it was very unsafe to drive with dirty roads and water. I complained and they didn’t say anything nor apologized

2,0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
When entering criteria for identifying and communicating the type of rental car we needed, the online tool allowed us to say we had 7-people we needed to seat AND we had 5-bags we'd need to haul. The response for the car type we'd get was 'Car Type: Dodge Durango or similar, Make / Model not guaranteed'. We show up to Ace and let them know we have 7-people and 5-bags we need to fit in a vehicle, they inform us that when we put "5-bags" in the online application, that means we have 5-grocery bags to haul. :/ (I definitely raised my eyebrows as that was the silliest response). The Ace representative goes on to let us know that we'd need to "upgrade" (which trust me it was NOT an upgrade) to a minivan to haul 7-peole and 5-bags. They then inform me it's going to be 4x as costly as what I had rented for online. It was insane. There's more to the story as well, but that set off the bad taste with ACE. Can't believe they ripped us off that way.

2,0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
I waited one hour to get my vehicle. The front only had 2 registers open. And they wanted to talk about all the attractions of Denver. One guy even got out his phone showing pictures to the customer about things he had done in Denver. Everyone was very frustrated. The charges me $200 fee for a deductible for smoking. Then once I returned it they only put $168 back on my card. Never again will they take my money.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Wow! Never heard of these folks before. Easy pickup and dropoff; fast and courteous counter, great car.

2,0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
bad, they robbed me. The person who assisted me did not accept my reservation and tricked me into believing that he did and generated a request for zero, it was a misleading offer, my total rent was $121 and they ended up charging me $300 or so. They even charged me for transportation to and from the airport when I went by private car, and they additionally charged me for the insurance for each day of use when I showed them my private car insurance. Very bad experience, they do not follow the reservation number that you give them at all. Completely intentional looking for a way to charge you additional charges that were not present at the time of my online reservation. I would never recommend it

2,0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
They are lying crooks

1 out of 192

Silvercar

9,2

Wonderful

36 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.0

One location in Aurora

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Locations in Aurora

5950 N Jackson Gap Way

+1 855 359 2227

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
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7,6 Good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was clean and waiting for me when I arrived.

Cons:

The signage and pickup/dropoff communications were not clear until we arrived. The location had changed, and signage was almost entirely absent at the lot.

9,2 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Within the Silvercar App, they had the wrong address for the drop-off location.

9,6 Wonderful

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The Silvercar rental people were amazing. They explained all the features of the Audi I rented. They were super helpful when I had to switch the car for the Audi SUV due to more people arriving for Christmas. I would highly recommend using Silvercar to rent an Audi in Denver. Super fun car and SUV to drive!

Cons:

The only issue I had was navigating the web site, but I believe that was both an issue using a third party rental and my lack of knowledge. Once I got ahold of a Silvercar representative the issue was resolved quickly.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

From start to finish, this process was easy and affordable. The car company and Kayak made us feel well taken care of.

Cons:

Nothing!

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was easy and fun. Great car, great value and great service.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Great quality car, efficient modern pick up process

Cons:

Nothing (other than getting used to the car's technology)

1 out of 6

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,5

Very Good

31 reviews

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

7.8

5 locations in Aurora

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Locations in Aurora

15250 E 33rd Pl Ste F

+1 720 374 1981

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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15900 E 6th Ave

+1 303 344 4333

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00
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1898 South Havana

+1 303 695 6959

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00
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3155 S Vaughn Way

+1 720 748 6939

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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334 Havana St

+1 303 341 4604

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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9,2 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly, and detailed .

Cons:

I wish the price could've been better. Covid or not, companies are capitalizing .

2,0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Had to make a change to reservation. Removed 1 day from reservation and enterprise jacked up the price over $100 for 3 less days. Terrible company. I will never use enterprise again. Canceled reservation. I was told that a price increase was because of increased demand. They are liars. They don't care about their customers only care about ripping them off.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Helpful and friendly staff. Kelly kept in touch with me the week before and up to my reservation date. The checkout was quick and easy. The drop-off was after hour and was just as simple. I will continue to use Enterprise as my rental company.

Cons:

Honestly, everything went better than I thought it would. Keep up the great work at the Aurora, Co. center on E 6th Ave.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was excellent, both in person and over the phone! Prompt, courteous, and thorough. Definitely recommend this specific Enterprise location

2,0 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing because I never rented from you

Cons:

Nothing because I never rented a car

8,0 Very Good

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Receive the car I rented.

1 out of 6

Hertz

6,7

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

6.8

3 locations in Aurora

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15611 E.Colfax Avenue

3033409928

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6700 North Gaylord Rockies Blv

+1 303 483 2849

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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998 S. Havana Street

+1 303 695 8787

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Excellent service provided to us! Highly recommend!

2,0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
They refused to rent to me.

8,0 Very Good

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Did not keep the car long as it was reserved but was able to return it using Hertz Express and the pricing was goid.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and the dropoff was easy

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Cynthia was friendly and helpful at checkout and when I returned to check in

Cons:

Nothing. It was one of the better experiences I have had renting a vehicle

2,0 Poor

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The feeling I’d not been lied to.

Cons:

Not lie and steal from me.

1 out of 6

Budget

6,5

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

6.5

2 locations in Aurora

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15055 East Mississippi Avenue

+1 303 360 0332

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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4241 S Chambers Way

+1 720 798 1425

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Easy pickup and convenient airport dropoff with complimentary shuttle

2,8 Poor

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

It got us to ca safe

Cons:

The check engine light was on in our rental adding another layer of stress to an already stressful out of state move. We called aurora budget and the man said he didn’t have any other cars we could use except that one and no big deal, it will be fine. Easy to say when you’re not driving halfway across the country.

5,6 Fair

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle was comfortable and spacious.

Cons:

I didnt get a notice to advise me that the vehicle i reserved was not available. We got another option at a higher price at the time of pick up. Also at the time of drop off the vehicle was not registered on the system causing an extra charge in my credit card.

1 out of 1

Sixt

7,8

Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Aurora

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Locations in Aurora

25200 E 68th Ave

+1 833 836 6546

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
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Avis

6,8

2 locations in Aurora

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Locations in Aurora

15055 East Mississippi Avenue

+1 303 745 0423

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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4241 S Chambers Way

+1 720 798 1423

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick and brand new car

Cons:

The Aurora location had the wrong Mall name on the email from Avis

7,6 Good

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

I didnt get a notice to advise me that the vehicle i reserved was not available. We got another option at a higher price at the time of pick up. Also at the time of drop off the vehicle was not registered on the system causing an extra charge in my credit card.

9,2 Wonderful

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Expensive , more than quoted .and only one person working with a dozen people waiting.

7,2 Good

Jun 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The ease of picking it up and dropping it off.

Cons:

Rather have a Tahoe than a Toyota and the car was filthy and they told us to return the way we picked up but it was dirty still and I didn't want to get chargedbso we vacuumed it. Never had to do that before.

1 out of 2

Dollar

6,0

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Aurora

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Locations in Aurora

998 South Havana Street

+1 303 695 8787

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

6,4

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Aurora

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Locations in Aurora

332 Norfolk St.

+1 720 550 8175

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Economy Rent a Car

4,8

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Aurora

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Locations in Aurora

Jackson Gap Street.

+1 877 247 3362

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Maverick Car Rentals

No score available yet

One location in Aurora

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Locations in Aurora

922 Salida Way

+1 720 727 1369

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876 travellers who hired a car in Aurora gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5,4

Car hire locations in or near Aurora

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Most popular car type

Mini

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