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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Golden

  • The benefit of booking car rentals in Golden is renters can easily access the hidden attractions and remote areas in Golden and avoid inconveniences by public transport. Public transport means including trains and buses can sometimes have long waiting times, can be pretty crowded during rush hours, and may not be safe in some regions. Drive to the Golden SkyBridge which is a few minutes off the Trans-Canada Highway to walk on the suspension bridge over a canyon or zipline with your travel party. Drive your Golden car rental equipped with snow tires to the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort to ski or hike along the trails.
  • Golden is only a 2-minute drive from Denver International Airport(DEN). Therefore DEN is a prime location for picking up car rentals in Golden. The renting process is smooth and fast making it convenient for both domestic and international travelers. The various car rental companies at DEN are located offsite at the airport but provide free shuttle services from the Jeppesen terminal. The rental companies including Budget, Enterprise, Sixt, Avis, Alamo, Advantage, Thrifty, Fox E-Z Rent-A-Car, and Thrifty provide pick-up shuttles from Level 5, Island 4, outside of doors 505-513 or 504-512.
  • The most common highways and streets in Golden include Interstate 70, Interstate 25 and Highway 93 since they connect a lot of popular locations in and around Golden. Scenic routes like The Lariat Loop Trail and The Old West and Red Rocks Loop are also very popular. While driving on roads like these in Golden, stay alert of jaywalkers, use your signals, avoid weaving in and out of lanes, drive cautiously around cyclists, and in the mountainous areas, don’t ride your brakes on a steep decline and shift to a lower gear on sharp inclines.
  • The morning rush hour in Golden and other locations in Denver is usually around between 8 am and 9 am and the evening rush hour is between 4 pm and 6 pm. Avoid commuting during these periods, if possible, and if you do make sure to use alternative routes, monitor traffic using apps and traffic news, avoid bottlenecks between Interstates 70, 25 and  270 and avoid distractions like using your phone. During winter periods make sure you have snow tires to navigate the slippery roads.
  • Book your car hire in Golden at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Golden

  • How much is the price of fuel in Golden?

    The average price of fuel in Golden 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 Golden?

    Full-size (GMC Yukon or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Golden.

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

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

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

    A Full Size car hire in Golden costs R1 306 per day, on average.

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

    The weather in Golden is mostly cloudy and warm so intermediate SUVs and full-size sedans are the recommended car rentals in Golden. These vehicles are easy to handle and require little maintenance and young drivers can also navigate Golden with them. If you’re traveling to Golden with family or friends, opt for an SUV that has sufficient seating and luggage space.

  • What is the speed limit in Golden?

    Golden city’s speed limit is set at 25 mph but varies in different environments and on different roads. In urban districts and on local streets, the speed limit is 30 mph, in residential roadways, the speed limit is 25 mph, in alleys the speed limit is 20 mph, on major roadways and interstates, the speed limit is 60 mph, in arterial roadways, the speed limit is 40 mph, and on collector streets, the speed limit is 35 mph.

  • Where is the best place to park in Golden?

    While driving car rentals in Golden, access free parking spaces in the Clear Creek Parking lot located at 304, 10th Street. In downtown Golden, parking is free for the first two hours, weekdays after 55 pm and on weekends in metered parking locations along Jackson Street, 13th Street, Washington Avenue, and Arapahoe Street. Other favorable locations like The Music Concourse Garage, 10th Avenue and JFK Drive have accessible parking spaces.

Golden car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,3

Very Good

44 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.4

4 locations in Golden

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Locations in Golden

1050 S Wadsworth Blvd

+1 720 962 4401

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

4298 Kipling St

+1 303 421 8401

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

8200 W Colfax Ave

+1 303 233 7352

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

885 Lupine St Ste A

+1 303 278 4824

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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3,6 Poor

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The woman who serviced us upon arrival was very rude. Especially, with the drop off. We were supposed to do a key drop off box. The place suspended that activity and never let us know. There was nowhere to leave the car and we didn't know what to do. She must have seen us from a distance since the office was closed and came over to ask about us. Her response was well today is your lucky day. not, I'm sorry for the inconvenience we should have contacted you telling you our policy has changed nothing.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Would have been better if they had the car that I reserved. Also if they would’ve called me once they had a car to rent

2,0 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

There were no cars available to fulfill our reservation. The Enterprise corporate staff assured us there were cars available when we phoned the night before but then on the morning of the rental, the local office called to tell us they had none and could not fulfill the reservation. We ended up renting directly from a local Avis but it caused us a lot of headache And stress at the start of our vacation. Was very disappointing as no one from Enterprise seemed able to resolve the situation.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Really good car for what I needed

Cons:

Wanted car at a different location for pick up. Would have saved me a couple hours on pick up and drop off. Yes I could have picked up closer but car was more expensive at that location.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were very polite, professional and quick.

Cons:

The only thing I wish was that there were floor mats in the car. Colorado is very dusty and I was concerned about tracking dirt on the carpet.

8,8 Very Good

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Very slow service with pickup otherwise great

1 out of 8

Sixt

7,6

Good

No reviews available

One location in Golden

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Locations in Golden

Delivery/Collection Service

+1 954 860 4396

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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Dollar

6,0

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Golden

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Locations in Golden

5595 Sheridan Boulevard

+1 303 432 3186

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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Avis

No score available yet

One location in Golden

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Locations in Golden

10705 W Colfax Ave, Ste C3

+1 303 202 1048

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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3,6 Poor

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was nice, they were helpful

Cons:

The car was late to drop off and was not cleaned out but we were going on a family trip so we needed to leave. There was a nail in the drivers side tire and we used fix a flat and after hours drop off so I could not tell them. Not sure if the nail was in the tire when we picked it up but we were far from any towns and limited cell service so we did what we could do.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

In person customer care was outstanding

5,2 Fair

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy after hours drop off box.

Cons:

Only issue was Avis Lakewood overcharging me at return. They quickly fixed this after I called customer care, but I don't appreciate having to find extra unauthorized charges on my credit card and spending time on the phone to get it fixed.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Sure did appreciate the staff Avis Lakewood has. They were all so helpful. Fast and friendly. The gentleman that came to get mileage from the car went above and beyond. He took note I hurt my leg and could not walk well. When we got inside he brought out a stool so I could sit & made sure I was comfortable. 👍 Staff over all at that location great. Good job crew. 👏

1 out of 2

Budget

No score available yet

One location in Golden

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Locations in Golden

10705 W Colfax Ave, Ste C3

+1 303 235 0555

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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2,0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
We got to budget at DIA around 11:30pm on 2/9/24. There was a huge line. It was not moving. I asked people who had been in line for 90mins and they still had half way to go. Terrible! So slow. Miserable. We called uber and went to our hotel. Budget at DIA: horrible experience.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The employee was nice,professional and very knowledgeable. I will definitely rent from this place again.

Cons:

Nothing my experience was great

9,2 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Nice people always friendly

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2023

KAYAK
The owner and here crew were and are amazing and I was grateful for their kindness. When I rent again I will choose this budget.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2021

KAYAK
Everything was good, no complaints.

1 out of 2

Hertz

No score available yet

One location in Golden

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Locations in Golden

11510 W. Colfax Ave

+1 303 237 4473

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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8,0 Very Good

Dec 2023

KAYAK
It was hard to see out the windshield because it was so dirty on the inside.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Never got car. Had to go to Enterprise. Terrible inconvenience. Dirty rude people.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

all good. no hassles checking out or in. car ran great. no other issues.

Cons:

n/a. all good.

2,4 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

They have double charged me. Hertz has a sleazy way of making it seem like you pay one thing but then they charge you much more later. I will not be renting through kayak again because this is a shady practice y'all are linking users up for.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Well I forgot her name, but the Landry was great. Made it quick and painless. The car was perfect for my trip and couldn’t have been happier. Thanks.

Cons:

Everything was great

5,6 Fair

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The pickup location was not even open at the time I was supposed to pick up my vehicle. Then I had to drive another 45 miles to the airport to pick up an alternative vehicle. Website information is not accurate and very poor overall experience.

1 out of 8

Free2Move

No score available yet

One location in Golden

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Locations in Golden

16655, West Cofax Ave

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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88 travellers who hired a car in Golden gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

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