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Hire locations6
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Brainerd

  • Visiting Brainerd is a dream come true for many, because when it comes to top attractions, your vacation to the city deserves every dime. Having a convenient way to explore these beautiful destinations in and outside the city is a must. Brainerd car rentals give you a lot of convenience and flexibility for all your logistic needs. So, consider getting a car rental in Brainerd to elevate your experience and give yourself an unforgettable treat on your next vacation. You’ll be able to drive to places inaccessible by public commuter buses. For example, you can explore the Birch Lakes State Forest and Campground Area, Mabel Lake Campground, Menahga Memorial Forest Park, Quadna Mountain Campground, and the RV Park—all worth visiting by car.  
  • When flying into Brainerd, you'll likely land at Brainerd Crow Wing County Airport (BRD), which lies 4.5 miles from Brainerd’s downtown. The popular car-rental companies at the airport include Sunnycars, Avis, Hertz, National, Alamo, and Enterprise. Take advantage of the many car-rental agencies at the airport to get your car rentals in Brainerd. All the car-rental desks are located directly across from the baggage-claim area. Booking your rental cars in Brainerd online will save you from long lines at the rental counters.
  • You'll likely encounter some obstacles that’ll impact your driving experience when you’re driving your Brainerd car rentals. Some of these that you should be mindful of are jaywalkers, cyclists, and bikers. Despite the fact that jaywalking is illegal in the city, pedestrians crossing the road without signaling will still be an issue. Additionally, cyclists might ignore their lanes and cross the streets without communicating. Bikers (motorcycle riders) use the same lanes as car drivers. They often disregard traffic-light laws and other driving laws. Keep a watchful eye on these road users to avoid accidents.
  • Brainerd experiences heavy traffic, especially during rush hour. Traffic gets congested typically because most residents use personal cars to get downtown to work in the mornings. Weekday rush hour begins around 6 am and lasts till about 9 am, and the evening rush hour tends to last from 3 pm to 7 pm. Avoid congested and narrow roads if you must be on the road. Avoid the intersection at Highway 18 (MN-18) and Highway 23 (MN-23).
  • Book your car hire in Brainerd at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Brainerd

  • How much is the price of fuel in Brainerd?

    The average price of fuel in Brainerd is R71,52 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R858 and R1 144, depending on the car size.

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

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

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

    Brainerd has some narrow and busy roads, and some streets are brimming with vehicles and human traffic, all posing considerable driving challenges. You can drive successfully if you get a smaller vehicle to help you with maneuvering these narrow, busy streets. Another advantage of getting a smaller car is ease of parking, since a small rental car can fit into smaller parking spaces. So, consider an economy or compact car, especially if you’re traveling alone.

  • What is the speed limit in Brainerd?

    When driving your car rentals in Brainerd, you’ll want to abide by all the city's speed limits to enjoy your trips without conflict. These speed limits vary from one place to another. The speed limit on rural highways is 65 mph, but you’ll be able to drive at a max speed of 70 mph on interstate highways. Keep your speed at 25 mph in built-up, highly populated areas like business zones, residential neighborhoods, and school zones. Be aware that the city enforces the posted speed limit strictly. Be sure to take road signs seriously.

  • Where are the best places to park in Brainerd?

    Although finding a parking spot in Brainerd shouldn't be daunting, you want to be able to enjoy your trips, so the stress of looking for a parking lot is something you definitely don’t want to deal with. One smart thing you can do is to book a Brainerd hotel with a parking lot. Multiple city hotels offer free parking if you're staying at their hotel. Consider American by Wyndham Little Falls, Arrowwood Lodge At Brainerd Lakes, and Baymont by Wyndham Baxter/Brainerd Area. If you’re in Brainerd and you didn’t reserve a hotel with complimentary parking, then budget for metered parking, where downtown Brainerd is a perfect choice. It costs an average of $2 to park in the city.

Brainerd car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

10,0

Wonderful

2 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.0

One location in Brainerd

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16384 Airport Rd Ste 2

+1 218 829 7321

Monday11:00 - 16:30
Tuesday11:00 - 16:30
Wednesday11:00 - 16:30
Thursday11:00 - 16:30
Friday11:00 - 16:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2021

KAYAK
Knowledgeable, competent check-out employee, clean car, easy access.

1 out of 1

National

9,4

Wonderful

No reviews available

One location in Brainerd

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Locations in Brainerd

16384 Airport Rd Ste 2

+1 218 829 7321

Monday11:00 - 16:30
Tuesday11:00 - 16:30
Wednesday11:00 - 16:30
Thursday11:00 - 16:30
Friday11:00 - 16:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Brainerd

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Locations in Brainerd

Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport

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Hertz

No score available yet

3 locations in Brainerd

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Locations in Brainerd

14742 Dellwood Dr

+1 218 829 6008

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00

16384 Airport Road Ste 1

+1 218 829 1832

Monday13:30 - 14:30
Tuesday13:30 - 14:30
Wednesday13:30 - 14:30
Thursday13:30 - 14:30
Friday13:30 - 14:30

3419 West Division St

+1 320 229 0409

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00

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9,2 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was comfortable and clean.

Cons:

The check oil light came on on the first day.

4,4 Mediocre

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly & helpful. I didn't get the car I rented though. Drop off was easy, they didn't look at the vehicle when I dropped it off so if it was damaged in the parking lot I suppose I would get stuck with the bill. I was told they would look at it "sometime". Not impressed with Hertz at airport.

Cons:

I rented a Chevy Impala, they gave me a smaller Hyundai. The car had Florida plates and summer tires that were 50% worn out. I had to drive 900 miles on winter roads. Hertz is looking for a law suite if someone gets hurt or killed because of bad/worn tires, especially in the winter.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Comfort of the vehicle and safety features

2,0 Poor

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The people at the office in St Cloud were very nice. They even drove me and my kids over to Enterprise so that I could get a car from them.

Cons:

I didn't get notified until a couple of hours before I was supposed to pick up the car that no car was available. The best they could do was give me a refund and leave me stranded with 3 kids in a city that was not my final destination where I didn't know anyone. I had to pay $300 more to get a car with another agency and they wouldn't even try to help with that. I will NEVER rent from Hertz again.

1 out of 2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

No score available yet

2 locations in Brainerd

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14695 Edgewood Dr Ste 130

+1 218 828 0200

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

3630 W Division St

+1 320 240 9000

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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4,0 Mediocre

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Never received a final bill of actual cost of rental, insurance prices outrageous

9,6 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

They upgraded our rental free of charge! The car was exactly what we needed! We had great peace of mind on our 2,000+ mile road trip. We didn’t want to bring it back!

Cons:

It looked like there was some soda splashed around the cup holder in the bottom of the door, but it’s kinda understandable that that’d be overlooked with all the cleaning they have to do.

9,2 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

YES everyone was helpful & Courteous. I would rent from you again. Just to let you know When you need HELP please call Rayna Bier @ Peak Staffing, she is the manager & will HELP you with Temporary or Permanent Help.

Cons:

Just to let you know that All of your Fantasy Cars do Not self Lock,I had a Nissan car whatever it was. Tell your Customers to just Use the Lock on the key ring. Thank you

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Enterprise staff was friendly and knowledgeable. They went the extra mile in terms of expediting the pick up of our rental. Vehicle was clean inside and in great working condition. No surprise charges at the end; all as promised/outlined in initial agreement.

1 out of 2

Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Brainerd

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Locations in Brainerd

16384 Airport Road, Suite 2

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VIPCars Recommendation

No score available yet

One location in Brainerd

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Locations in Brainerd

16384 Airport Rd Ste 2, Brainerd, 56401, USA Minnesota

+1 914 368 0091

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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20 travellers who hired a car in Brainerd gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.6

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