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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Bismarck

  • For trips far from the city center, car rentals in Bismarck are the more practical option. Capital Area Transit is Bismarck's public transportation system, but they do not have a sightseeing bus. As a result, if you were to use Capital Area Transit, you would need to carefully plan your trip, which would require you to wait for long periods of time and board different buses. You can rent a car from affordable car rentals in Bismarck and drive to Crystal Springs Camp and Retreat Center which is located around 65 miles to the east of Bismarck or Fort Clark State Historic Site, about 38 miles to the north of Bismarck center.
  • Bismarck car rentals in Bismarck offer several advantages over other transportation options, such as taxis and public transportation. One of the biggest advantages is schedule convenience. With several cheap car rentals in Bismarck, you can pick up the car conveniently and return it when you are finished. This is much more flexible than taking a taxi or a bus, which can be subject to delays. Also, having your own set of wheels is usually cheaper than taking a taxi. This is especially true if you are traveling with a group of people. You can often get a car with different features for different traveling needs, such as a wheel-drive SUV for off-road driving.
  • Visitors to Bismarck will in most cases fly into Bismarck Municipal Airport. The airport is about 4 miles from Bismarck by car. At Bismarck Municipal Airport, Bismarck Car Rentals are located near the baggage claim. You can also use Avis Preferred, which is a complimentary membership that enables you to skip the queue and go directly to your car which will help to speed up your travel experience.
  • Driving in Bismarck during winter calls for carefulness and proper planning. First, ensure your car is in good condition and the tires are inflated properly. Additionally, keep a winter survival kit in your car, just in case you get stranded. When driving in Bismarck during winter, it is important to take it slow and be careful on the roads. Be aware of black ice and other winter driving hazards. Keep on highways, which are generally kept in better condition than back roads which may be inadequately plowed or covered with too much slush.
  • The wide roads in the rural areas in Bismarck make driving relatively easy. Keep an eye out for cyclists, motorcycle riders, pedestrians crossing the street, and people getting out of cars parked on the side of the road. In contrast, driving in the center is frequently stressful. Drivers are reminded to keep a safe distance between themselves and the many 18-wheelers and semi-trucks that use the road on a daily basis.
  • Driving through Bismarck is not really a headache. The city is located centrally in the state, giving visitors easy access to nearby attractions like the Missouri River and Dakota Zoo. Most importantly, traffic isn't a major issue in Bismarck. The city is spread out, so there is generally not a lot of congestion on the roads. If you are arriving from the east or west, the ideal route would be I-94, which directly links the northwest region and Minneapolis to the city. However, if you're driving from the southern part, you should use I-29 and switch to I-94 at Fargo.
  • The rush hour is a busy time on the Interstate 94 which passes through both Fargo and the state capital of Bismarck as a result of high traffic volume as well as the 75 mph speed limit in rural areas, it is advised that drivers remain alert and observe the rules. Traffic is usually high during the evening hours due to the number of people coming from work and the number of trucks traversing the route.
  • Book your car hire in Bismarck at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in Bismarck are around 24% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Bismarck

  • How much is the price of fuel in Bismarck?

    The average price of fuel in Bismarck is R73,42 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R881 and R1 175, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Bismarck?

    Intermediate (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Bismarck.

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

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

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

    An Intermediate car hire in Bismarck costs R1 384 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Bismarck?

    A Standard car hire in Bismarck costs R1 366 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car hire in Bismarck costs R2 551 per day, on average.

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

    If you're interested in comfort on your trip, an SUV is the best choice among car rentals in Bismarck. A standard SUV rental car will be suitable for families that are planning road trips in Bismarck. They provide you with the flexibility of having access to your possessions while you're on the road, when they're out of your way, rather than have them sitting at your feet or crammed next to you and they have adequate capacity for groups of up to 8 people.

  • Can I rent a car in Bismarck without using a credit card?

    Yes, you can rent a car in Bismarck using without a credit card. Some cheap car rentals in Bismarck accept debit cards, cash, or prepaid cards as payment. Just be sure to call ahead and confirm that your chosen rental car company accepts the type of payment you intend to use.

  • What’s the speed limit in Bismarck?

    The speed limit in Bismarck varies according to the type of road and the region in which it is located. If no speed limit is posted, the speed limit on loose surface or gravel highways, as well as paved two-lane township and county highways, is 55 mph. On 2-lane highways, the speed limit is 65 mph, and passengers are asked to drive cautiously and only overtake when necessary. On paved 4-lane divided highways, the speed limit is 70 mph and 75 mph on major interstate highways.

  • What documents do I need to rent a car in Bismarck?

    First, you will need a valid driver's license. This can be either an international or domestic license, as long as it is up-to-date and not expired. You will also need to present your original passport as well for identification purposes. Note that the rental company may ask for additional documentation to ascertain identity.

  • Where are the best places to park in Bismarck?

    Parking options in Bismarck include on-street parking, parking ramps, and off-street parking. The six parking ramps are Parkade on 6th & Broadway, Galleria on 7th & Broadway, Sixth & Thayer Ramp, Third & Main Street which offers complimentary parking from 4 pm-2 am daily, Surface lot on 3rd & Rosser which offers free parking after 5:30 pm daily, and Surface lot on 5th & Thayer. You can inquire with businesses to see if they validate customer parking in ramps or use "Park Smart."

Bismarck car rental reviews and directory

Avis

8,7

Very Good

21 reviews

Cleanliness

9.7

Comfort

9.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

8.8

One location in Bismarck

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Locations in Bismarck

2301 University Drive

+1 701 255 0707

Monday09:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59
Friday09:00 - 23:59
Saturday12:00 - 21:30
Sunday09:00 - 23:59

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10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop off was super easy.

Cons:

No.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Check in and staff super friendly and easy.

Cons:

Nothing,

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Professional and efficient employees, well maintained car. Offered to provide directions to hotel in a different city than airport.

Cons:

NO windshield fluid in a 'buggy' region. Had to buy window cleaner and paper towels.

8,0 Very Good

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

love

Cons:

love

8,0 Very Good

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Our flights were rerouted so we had to change from our original destination. Our first reservation which was booked online with you would have picked up Saturday night at the Airport. When our flight arrived and we got to the rental car area about 9:15 your area was closed. We called the 800 number to be told the reservation we made could only be reached by private plane so we couldn't get our car. ???? This should have been made clear online. We were told a car now would be about 6 times the amount we first counted on. We went on to our motel and got online where we were able to find one at a more reasonable rate. We picked it up the next day.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
I had two confirmed reservations and after flying halfway across the country they would not honor the reservations. Arriving at 10pm with no where to go because they would not honor my reservations l.

1 out of 3

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,2

Very Good

28 reviews

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.3

3 locations in Bismarck

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1010 S. 12th St

+1 701 258 8000

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

11120 42nd St Sw

+1 701 483 7850

Monday17:00 - 19:0021:00 - 23:00
Tuesday17:00 - 19:00
Wednesday21:00 - 23:0017:00 - 19:00
Thursday21:00 - 23:0017:00 - 19:00
Friday21:00 - 23:0017:00 - 19:00
Saturday17:00 - 19:00
Sunday17:00 - 19:0021:00 - 23:00

2301 University Dr

+1 701 258 2636

Monday09:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59
Friday09:00 - 23:59
Saturday10:00 - 20:00
Sunday10:00 - 20:00

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7,2 Good

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Existing cosmetic damage on car Need a valet service

8,0 Very Good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop-off was very quick and easy, and the employee was friendly.

Cons:

I was told about the security deposit that was charged to my credit card, so was surprised to see it on my credit card bill.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Sam was extremely helpful and made the pickup and drop off experiences the best I have ever had from a car rental company. The car was excellent. Even though enterprise is listed as an off airport shuttle in Bismarck, it is not. It’s located in baggage claim and the cars are right outside the door.

Cons:

Nothing. The pickup and drop off were both very quick and everything went smoothly.

4,8 Mediocre

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was pretty good

Cons:

Whoever manages this place needs to hire more people so when flights get delayed the poor counter person doesn't get slammed. This is North Dakota. In Winter. Flights will get delayed and it's unfair to everyone to have one single person working the desk and 30 people waiting in line from 3 flights. Enterprise is generally a pretty good franchise but this one really needs to hire more people, as does the airport.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent service, superb car

Cons:

Liked everything!!

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

No hassle and good value.

1 out of 4

Hertz

7,7

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

7.3

One location in Bismarck

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Locations in Bismarck

2301 University Drive

+1 701 223 3977

Monday00:00 - 00:0009:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 00:0009:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Thursday09:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Friday09:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Saturday10:00 - 20:0000:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:0010:00 - 20:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very friendly and helpful, the pick up and drop off were super easy. Effortless and stress free.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Great on gas mileage and ride very nice

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The customer service was attentive and I was in and out with the car no problem.

Cons:

Nothing

2,0 Poor

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

It was easy to book this reservation and prepay for it.

Cons:

When I got to Hertz, I was unable to actually rent the car because I did not have a credit card for the additional $200 deposit charge by Hertz. I read all of the fine print, but this clause was not disclosed.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Loved the ease of this site and staff was wonderful!

6,0 Okay

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Counter agent totally unfriendly & close to rude.

1 out of 4

Budget

9,0

Wonderful

No reviews available

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One location in Bismarck

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2585 I-94 Business Loop East

+1 701 225 5175

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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National

8,7

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Bismarck

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Locations in Bismarck

11120 42nd St Sw

+1 701 483 7850

Monday17:00 - 19:0021:00 - 23:00
Tuesday17:00 - 19:00
Wednesday21:00 - 23:0017:00 - 19:00
Thursday17:00 - 19:0021:00 - 23:00
Friday21:00 - 23:0017:00 - 19:00
Saturday17:00 - 19:00
Sunday21:00 - 23:0017:00 - 19:00

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Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Bismarck

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Bismarck Municipal Airport

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Dollar

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One location in Bismarck

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11120 42nd Street Southwest

+1 701 456 8436

Monday09:00 - 23:5921:30 - 23:00
Tuesday21:30 - 23:0009:00 - 23:59
Wednesday21:30 - 23:0009:00 - 23:59
Thursday21:30 - 23:0009:00 - 23:59
Friday09:00 - 23:5921:30 - 23:00
Saturday16:00 - 18:0021:30 - 23:00
Sunday16:00 - 18:0021:30 - 23:00

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Sunnycars

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One location in Bismarck

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Locations in Bismarck

11120 42nd Street West

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69 travellers who hired a car in Bismarck gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.7

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