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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Council Bluffs

  • Car rentals in Council Bluffs, Iowa, are the perfect way to explore everything this suburban city has to offer. Council Bluffs is located right across the river from Omaha, Nebraska, so you may even want to take a road trip across state lines and into the city to explore. There are public buses available in the city, but these adhere to fixed routes and schedules and may not always reach your desired locations. Furthermore, they may require several connections and take a long time to reach the destination. As a result, Council Bluffs car rentals are the best way to explore with flexibility and freedom of movement on your own schedule.
  • Those flying into Council Bluffs, Iowa, will most likely be arriving at Eppley Airfield (OMA) in Omaha. You can easily pick up car rentals in Council Bluffs from here. Car rental counters at OMA are located in the Customer Service Center, which is just across the street and to the right from the terminal building, next to the South Garage. You can walk there, so there is no need for a shuttle.
  • Driving car rentals in Council Bluffs, Iowa, is fairly straightforward. The terrain is pretty mild and local drivers are generally respectful and tend to follow the rules of the road. In addition, the roads themselves are in good condition without many hazards. This area is not typically subject to extreme winter weather, so usually you will not have to worry about driving in the snow during the winter months.
  • Driving car rentals in Council Bluffs, although pretty easy, can sometimes present some challenges. For example, many people commute to and from nearby Omaha for work, so the city’s main highways such as I-80 can experience heavy congestion during morning and evening rush hours. This typically happens between 7 am and 9 am and again from 5 pm to 7 pm. In addition, you will have to watch out for pedestrians and cyclists in the more residential areas.
  • Book your car hire in Council Bluffs at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hire in Council Bluffs are around -111% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Council Bluffs

  • How much is the price of fuel in Council Bluffs?

    The average price of fuel in Council Bluffs is R73,33 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R880 and R1 173, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Council Bluffs?

    Standard (Ford Transit or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Council Bluffs.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Council Bluffs?

    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 Council Bluffs?

    A Standard car hire in Council Bluffs costs R2 628 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Council Bluffs?

    A Special car hire in Council Bluffs costs R830 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Council Bluffs?

    An Intermediate car hire in Council Bluffs costs R1 178 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Council Bluffs?

    Since Council Bluffs can sometimes experience heavy traffic, it is a good idea to get car rentals that are fuel-efficient. Driving compact car rentals in Council Bluffs will be the most cost-effective and easiest choice navigation wise, as well. This is because compact vehicles can navigate city streets better and fit into smaller parking spaces. If you are traveling with a larger group, however, a sedan or a small SUV may be a better option.

  • What’s the speed limit in Council Bluffs?

    Speed limits in Council Bluffs can vary based on what type of road you are driving on, so it is crucial to always pay attention to the posted signs when driving around the city. For example, on rural highways the speed limit can reach 70 mph, but on other highways it is usually 65 mph. On rural roads outside the city, the speed limit is around 55 mph, and within the downtown area, the speed limit is 35 mph. Residential areas and school zones will require a speed of 25 mph or lower.

  • Where are the best places to park in Council Bluffs?

    There are plenty of parking spaces for your car rentals in Council Bluffs. There is free parking available at The Marketplace Council Bluffs and at Hy-Vee Council Bluffs #1. You will also find plenty of metered street parking in the downtown area, usually charging about $1 or $2 per hour. Otherwise, you may be entitled to free parking at your hotel or other accommodation, so take advantage of this if it is available to you. 

Council Bluffs car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,9

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.5

One location in Council Bluffs

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Locations in Council Bluffs

3001 S. 7th Street

+1 712 366 3617

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Car had a little smoke smell but I know it’s diffic to keep smokers from smoking.

5,6 Fair

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was nice

Cons:

Salesman is a shyster....fast talker. I showed proof of insurance...he snuck it on my bill anyway. My overall Bill should've been around $113 but they billed me $470. They did give me $312 back eventually but I should get more back. I've called customer service, I've emailed three times, no one cares. Nothing but thieves in my opinion.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

That I reserved a car and there was no car

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Loved the service except trying to find a car in small towns

Cons:

I

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
The people were very friendly and accommodating.

1 out of 2

Hertz

7,6

Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Council Bluffs

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3636 Wilbur Plaza

+1 402 422 6789

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
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Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3737 Orville Plaza

+1 402 422 6570

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 21:00

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Dollar

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One location in Council Bluffs

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4601 Abbott Drive

+1 402 345 2783

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday07:00 - 21:00
Sunday07:00 - 21:00

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6,0 Okay

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Car had a lot of miles and smelled like smoke and chemicals. Needed to use a lot of Lysol and aired it out for several hours to mitigate the smell. Cloth seats were clean but stained.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very friendly and helpful

8,8 Very Good

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes very friedly

Cons:

Too far to walk

2,0 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

They were gone

Cons:

They could have been there

8,8 Very Good

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Something to clean the snow off of the car

3,2 Poor

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

First, their computer didn’t work at check-in. Then, it was a typical “bait and switch”. I reserved a “standard” size vehicle (advertised as a Chevy Malibu or similar) but got a Kia Soul, which I hate.The car wasn’t clean, the gas tank was only half full when got it. Never again with Dollar!

1 out of 28

Budget

No score available yet

Best rated

2 locations in Council Bluffs

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1755 East Locust Street

+1 402 348 0455

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday07:30 - 15:30

4501 Abbott Drive

+1 402 348 0455

Monday08:00 - 17:0000:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 17:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:0000:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 16:30
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Perfect. Quick

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly and helpful staff.

Cons:

Vehicle was new and clean but it did have a bag from a previous renter that hadn’t been removed.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

2,0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Reserved a van for my family. They did not have one and simply said sorry and wanted to be sure I canceled my reservation. Gee, thanks.

9,2 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Understaffed but still short wait Gave me a much larger SUV

Cons:

Only one person covering return both inspections and paperwork

5,6 Fair

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

You allowed me to book a pickup/drop off time that was at the end of that location’s normal working hours. They changed my pickup and drop off location. To the airport. The airport location completely changed my reserved vehicle type to something “not similar” and less fuel efficient.

Cons:

Fulfill any one of the promises made in the reservation... changed pickup location, wrong car type, changed drop off location. Clerk was rather rude when I asked why I couldn’t have what I reserved.

1 out of 11

Avis

No score available yet

One location in Council Bluffs

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4501 Abbott Drive

+1 402 422 6480

Monday00:00 - 00:0007:30 - 15:30
Tuesday07:30 - 15:3000:00 - 00:00
Wednesday07:30 - 15:3000:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:0007:30 - 15:30
Friday07:30 - 15:3000:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 17:00

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4,0 Mediocre

Nov 2023

KAYAK
They didn’t have the car I reserved and tried to give me an suv or pickup when I wanted a car with good fuel economy. They did end up giving me a car it was fine 2 gal of gas once I got to Lincoln and dropped off the keys.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

STAFF FRIENDLY

4,0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

People were friendly

Cons:

Didn’t realize they would charge me almost another days rate for an extra hour past 24 hours!

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was great!

3,2 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Absolutely nothing !!!

Cons:

CAR was dirty , I found jul pods and batteries , cigarettes and chips on the back seat , and to top it all off , bag with dirty underwear tuck between back seats It was written on a paper , cleaned and disinfected By Terell Never again Avis

9,6 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Rental cars at Omaha airport now very convenient.. finally! Dropoff also simple. Car did well on the slippery roads and little bit of snow we had.

1 out of 13

Payless

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One location in Council Bluffs

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4501 Abbott Drive

+1 402 342 4964

Monday00:00 - 00:0007:30 - 15:30
Tuesday00:00 - 00:0007:30 - 15:30
Wednesday07:30 - 15:3000:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:0007:30 - 15:30
Friday00:00 - 00:0007:30 - 15:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:0000:00 - 00:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:0000:00 - 00:00

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6,0 Okay

Sep 2023

KAYAK
There were only 2 reps checking people in. It took over 30 minutes in line to get to a gentleman that could help me. ( He was very nice). There were at least 5 people at the kiosk at the car pick up rental level standing around. The lady checking people out at the gate, could have cared less to help anyone. She was on her phone. When I pulled up she said find the email and scan the code. I was not getting cell reception so I had to ask her how else I could get the code she was bothered and said check your text messages. Then went right back to being on her phone. The car that I ended up with had multiple small inconvenient issues. Side driver mirror didn’t adjust. The key fob was missing the front half. The key fob battery was also almost dead. I had to hold the key against the start stop bottom to get the car to start. The gentleman that checked me back in never asked how the car was only that he needed to get the mileage and then I was good to go. There was no one else checking in at the same time I checked in. Overall I was glad to have the rental car, but the rental experience has a huge amount of improvement that needs to be done.

6,0 Okay

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Counter Staff was amazing. Very customer oriented at the time of rental.

Cons:

Car smelled of marijuana once it sat out in the sun. I called this in Day 1 after the car was sitting in the sun and the smell was overwhelming. As soon as I got through being on hold the representative told me they noted the smell to my account and then they hung up. I wanted to swap cars, but I did not have time to call back as I was travelling on business. Then when I returned the car they emailed me my receipt. Upon review of the receipt I was charged for a tank of gas when I had turned the car in with a full tank. Called the local number on my receipt ... Put on hold..... Then hold again for them to verify .... "They made a note and corporate would email me in 3 to 5 days, the charges are already in." So in a nutshell dirty car and overcharged.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The new Nissan Pathfinder was the best rental car I've driven, great choice! I needed something bigger than a mid-size SUV, but I didn't want a big Tahoe or Suburban, so the Pathfinder was the perfect size and a wonderful leather interior. I'll be back hoping to get the same in the future!

Cons:

Nothing!

9,2 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Desk agent was knowledgeable, professional, and couteous with no pressure or upselling. Return check-in very quick and Return agent pointed out that since I filled up the tank which was higher that when I picked up the vehicle i would receive an adjustment at the "counter" so I was not over charged

Cons:

Price seemed unusually high @$89/day

10,0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything was quick and easy. I got a car upgrade b/c they were out of economy size, so I was very pleased.

5,2 Fair

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I picked Payless because they said they were based at the terminal (Omaha) and the others mentioned a shuttle. Payless had a desk at the terminal but it was not staffed and instead had directions to the same shuttle as all of the others. Plus it is a bit of a pet peeve when customer service agents finish their conversation with each other before attending to the needs of the customer. Also I had asked for an extra hour on the rental to finish up my conference for which I was willing to pay the hourly rate of $5. They said if I was 1 minute over I would have to pay for an extra day. I left my conference early to get it there on time (3 minutes early). Instead of them getting a little extra for the hour, they got no extra, and they got one less customer for life over $5.

1 out of 15

AutoEurope

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One location in Council Bluffs

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Omaha Eppley Airport

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Sunnycars

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One location in Council Bluffs

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4601 Abbott Dr

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359 travellers who hired a car in Council Bluffs gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

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