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Bloomington car hire information

Pick-up locationBloomington
Car types
Hire locations4
Airport locations0

Cheap car hire in Bloomington

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Economy
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Standard
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Bloomington

  • Bus and rail transport are common in Bloomington. However, relying on these forms of transport to explore unique places in the city can be frustrating due to their fixed schedules. On the other hand, driving car rentals in Bloomington gives you the freedom to visit distant places from the city. With a rental car, you can go to Franconia Sculpture Park, around 49 miles northeast of the city, and Lake Francis, approximately 62 miles southwest of Bloomington.
  • If you land at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), you can choose a rental car from Bloomington car rentals. Several car rental agencies include Sixt, Thrifty, and Budget. Car rental companies are located in Terminal 1 on the second and third levels near the Blue and Red parking ramps. Others are located in Terminal 2 on the ground level across the terminal building. There is a wide collection of car rentals in Bloomington at the airport for passengers to choose from. In addition, the airport offers free shuttle services 24/7 to connect travelers from the terminals to the car rental offices.
  • Roads in Bloomington are well-marked and in good condition. However, the city can be crowded, making it challenging to drive your rental car. Though jaywalking is illegal in the city, some pedestrians ignore this rule and avoid the designated crossing areas. The city has built a mid-block crossing to guide pedestrians crossing the right. Hence, you should drive carefully to ensure the safety of pedestrians who engage in reckless endangerment.
  • Rush hours in Bloomington mainly occur between 6 am to 9 am and 3 pm to 7 pm on weekdays. Driving car rentals in Bloomington during traffic can be difficult and cause delays. The road most affected by traffic in the city is the I-494. Therefore, avoid driving on this street during the rush hours. Instead, use alternative routes to avoid inconveniences on your trip,
  • Book your car hire in Bloomington at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hire in Bloomington are around 17% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Bloomington

  • How much is the price of fuel in Bloomington?

    The average price of fuel in Bloomington is R66,58 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R799 and R1 065, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Bloomington?

    Standard (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Bloomington.

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

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

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

    A Standard car hire in Bloomington costs R1 342 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car hire in Bloomington costs R1 902 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car hire in Bloomington costs R1 615 per day, on average.

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

    Most roads in Bloomington are wide enough to accommodate large vehicles. Therefore, you can pick an SUV when booking a rental car from your agency. In addition, most SUVs are spacious and can hold more luggage and people on the journey. Furthermore, large cars have more traction making them easy to drive in varying weather conditions. However, choose a vehicle with safety features, especially if driving on unfamiliar roads.

  • What’s the speed limit in Bloomington?

    The speed limits when driving car rentals in Bloomington vary in different zones. When driving in neighborhoods near residential areas and school zones, the maximum speed limit is 30 mph and 10 mph on alleys. If driving in the expressway, don't exceed the speed limit of 65 mph and 55 mph on highways. On a 4-lane highway, the maximum speed limit is 45 mph. The city has installed traffic cameras to monitor drivers' speeds on the streets and prevent overspeeding. In addition, the speed limit signs in different zones help the driver to improve safety. Violating traffic rules could lead to the suspension of your license.

  • Where are the best places to park in Bloomington?

    Parking downtown Bloomington is the best decision because of the proximity to the streets. Most parking lots charge different rates and could limit the parking hours. Therefore, consider the rates, time limit, and permit before parking your rental car. You can park free at 28th Avenue Park & Ride and free for 2 hours at Bloomington Civic Plaza, Sunrise Parking, and the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department. Park 'N Go Management, LLC charges around $15 for 2 hours. If you park in the parking lots and garages outside the city, you can access the city using a train or bus.

Bloomington car rental reviews and directory

Budget

9,9

Wonderful

5 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.6

One location in Bloomington

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Locations in Bloomington

305 American Blvd West

+1 952 686 6052

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00

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9,6 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Easy location with lower prices than the airport.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9,4

Wonderful

11 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.3

2 locations in Bloomington

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Locations in Bloomington

3230 Southdale Cr

+1 952 926 3669

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

950 W 94th St

+1 952 886 0266

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2021

KAYAK
OFFICE EMPLOYEES GOOD; EXPERIENCE GREAT...COULD NOT HAVE BEEN BETTER.

9,6 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly, efficient staff. Quick & easy!

8,8 Very Good

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Good staff. Gave 1 size upgrade. Great gas mileage Toyota Camry.

Cons:

Bugs still stuck all over from of car. Low air in 1 tire.

2,0 Poor

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

When I showed up at the rental facility, they told me that they did not have a car available for several hours. I ended up having drive my persona vehicle to a work meeting because of an error on their side. There was no apology or even an offer for a discount on my next rental.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I was actually renting a car from Avis and then investigated Enterprise. I was surprised to find out I could get a car with unlimited miles for 1/4 of the price! Also, Avis charges $10/gal to fill the tank if you bring it back not full. Enterprise charges $1/gal over the current rate.

Cons:

can't even think of anything

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car and easy because it was in the airport!

Cons:

Took time because their card reader went down

1 out of 2

Avis

7,8

2 locations in Bloomington

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Locations in Bloomington

305 American Blvd West

+1 952 881 0436

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00

7800 Normandale Blvd (at 494 & Hwy 100)

(1) 952-893-7954

Opening times not available

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9,6 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

great van. good price

7,6 Good

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was quick and painless

Cons:

All was good on drop-off.

1 out of 1

NextCar

5,0

Fair

No reviews available

2 locations in Bloomington

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Locations in Bloomington

3400 Edinborough Way

+1 612 473 3737

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

7800 Normandale Boulevard

+1 612 473 3737

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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Hertz

No score available yet

2 locations in Bloomington

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Locations in Bloomington

3400 Edinborough Way

+1 952 835 2427

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00

7745 2nd Avenue South

+1 612 869 2880

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

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7,6 Good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Vehicle more thoroughly cleaned.

5,6 Fair

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Instead of Chevy Malibu they gave us KIA Optima. Expected the same car.

Cons:

They didnt accept my thomas cook travel card since I'm from India. So I had to put up my personal Indian Credit card and hence I have to pay forex charges additionally. Weirdest part is that they accepted insurance from my travel card and not the car booking. That's lame.

4,4 Mediocre

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

We will never return to this place again

Cons:

Car was not clean, Computer did not work we waited again I am a 65 yrs old man, travel a lots. Rented car many times many different places. This was the worst

9,6 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Great mpg. SIRIUS Radio was awesome!! More trunk room than I expected. Excellent people running pick up and drop off. Also very friendly.

7,6 Good

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was great. The rental agent was great at the time at got the car.

Cons:

Different agent when I returned the car and he was RUDE. The car was dirty at the time of rental.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car drove good

Cons:

That my card was charged before i picked up the car

1 out of 3

32 travellers who hired a car in Bloomington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.5

Car hire locations in or near Bloomington

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Most popular car type

Standard

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