Johnston car hire

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Johnston car hire information

Pick-up locationJohnston
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Hire locations3
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Johnston

  • Opting for car rentals in Johnston has an edge over solely relying on the available public transportation options. Unlike the public transit options that run on fixed schedules, getting a ride from Johnston car rentals gives you more flexibility when planning your travel. With a rental car, you get to travel at your own pace. Renting a car also allows you to conveniently visit sites and attractions that public options like buses don't cover. Some of the top attractions in Johnston you can easily drive to include Saylorville Lake and Sycamore Trail.
  • Most passengers flying to Johnston usually land at Des Moines International Airport (DSM). You will be happy to learn that you can quickly pick up a rental car at the airport instead of taking the public transportation options to car rentals in Johnston town center. Rental counters are near the baggage claim area in the terminal. If you're a walk-up renter, follow the signs for "Arrivals" or "Baggage Claim" to get to the baggage claim area, where you'll find the rental counters.
  • Knowing the driving culture and the road conditions in Johnston before taking any car from car rentals in Johnston helps ensure a smooth trip. Most drivers in Johnston follow the traffic regulations to the letter, with only a few drivers violating them. As such, we recommend keeping a safe distance from other vehicles and staying alert to reduce accidents. The city's traffic also sees a lot of cycling and pedestrian activities; therefore, be keen when driving to avoid running them over at marked or unmarked crosswalks and intersections.
  • Driving in Johnston during rush hour is usually difficult as the roads experience snarl-ups. The city experiences a morning rush hour between 7 am and 9 am and an evening rush hour from about 4 pm to 6 pm. We recommend planning your trip outside the peak hours or avoiding driving in the routes most affected during rush hours. Most of these routes are usually those running into the city center. The intersection between Northwest 70th Avenue and Northwest 100th Street is one such section that sees a lot of traffic during these hours.
  • Book your car hire in Johnston at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Johnston

  • How much is the price of fuel in Johnston?

    The average price of fuel in Johnston is R67,05 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R805 and R1 073, depending on the car size.

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

    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 Johnston?

    A Full Size car hire in Johnston costs R1 510 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Johnston costs R1 014 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car hire cost in Johnston?

    A Premium car hire in Johnston costs R1 786 per day, on average.

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

    Car rentals in Johnston have a wide variety of vehicles you can pick when renting a car in the city. While the road conditions in the city help determine the ideal rental car, the one you choose will largely depend on your preferences and personal needs. Most roads in Johnston are usually well-maintained, so a compact rental is ideal for most trips. Consider getting a reliable sedan or a compact SUV if you intend to travel to locations with dirt roads. Such cars offer great traction to handle different road conditions.

  • What’s the speed limit in Johnston?

    You'll notice that the speed limits in Johnston vary from one road type to another. The maximum speed allowed for each road and section is usually posted on the right-hand side of the road. Therefore, watch out for these posted limits to avoid getting a traffic ticket. Keep your vehicle under 15 mph when driving on roads in school zones and under 25 mph when in residential zones unless posted otherwise. The maximum speed limit for county roads and state highways is 55 mph, but this falls to 50 mph for some sections.

  • Where are the best places to park in Johnston?

    Parking in Johnston is usually hassle-free, as they are numerous options. The city offers a mix of on-street parking and public and private lots. If you're in the downtown area, you will find several streets where on-street parking is permitted. Parking Lots like that on 9607 NW Beaver Dr. also offer good parking spaces. Parking in Johnston is generally affordable, as you will pay about $1 to $2 hourly when using these spaces.  

Johnston car rental reviews and directory

Avis

7,3

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

One location in Johnston

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Locations in Johnston

5500 Nw Johnston Drive, Ste C

+1 515 393 5453

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

This is a brand new business. We had a 15 passenger van rented, but it was recalled. So we were given two new Ford Explorers for the same price! Excellent customer service.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2023

KAYAK
We had a full size Dodge suv and it had plenty of room in it for us and all our luggage. And drove very nicely.

1 out of 1

Airport Van

5,3

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Johnston

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4410 Merle Hay Road

+1 877 826 4680

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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4 locations in Johnston

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11010 Douglas Ave

+1 515 252 8800

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday15:00 - 18:00
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1545 E Euclid Ave

+1 515 262 2222

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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5460 Merle Hay Rd Ste D

+1 515 331 1000

Monday08:00 - 13:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
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Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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734 S Ankeny Blvd

+1 515 963 9300

Monday07:30 - 18:00
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Friday07:30 - 18:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Very friendly and helpful check in and return.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I didn’t even have a car when I had placed a reservation well in advance.

Cons:

The pick up time for my car was set for 5pm, the location closed at 5pm. I called first thing the following morning to pick up my rental & they told me they no longer had the vehicle available because I hadn’t showed up to pick up the car at my scheduled appointment time— even though I did, they were just closed by that time. I was told theyd call me later on that same afternoon to give me an update & I never even got a call, no apologies for the inconvenience, nothing. Frustrating to say the least.

8,4 Very Good

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Technology of the car

Cons:

It’s not Comfortable

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

it was great easy drop off clean vehicle

Cons:

nothing it was easy as it could be

8,0 Very Good

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of pickup. Employees were very courteous and helpful.

Cons:

The building looks like an old jiffy lube oil change place. Getting in and out of the building was a little challenging but that can't be helped.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The folks at Enterprise were nice and willing to go out of their way to help me. They communicated with me several times to make sure everything was fine. They were a great group of people to work with.

Cons:

No problems at all.

1 out of 5

Budget

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2 locations in Johnston

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5500 Nw Johnston Dr, Ste C

+1 515 393 5455

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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637 S Ankeny Blvd

+1 515 207 6050

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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4,0 Mediocre

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I made a reservation through budget and showed up to the Johnston IA location to pick up the car at the scheduled time. Upon arrival the employee present was not authorized to log into the system to rent me the car. Waiting 45 minutes for the manager to return to the location. Once the manager was present I showed my online reservation through Budget in which the manager respond that they were not yet set up to rent cars through the budget system. The manager switched me over AVIS in which they had a car available. I was on my way 1 hour 15 mins later than my scheduled pick up time

1 out of 1

Hertz

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2 locations in Johnston

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2737 100th St

+1 515 276 1177

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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4730 Merle Hay Road

+1 515 276 1177

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
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8,0 Very Good

Dec 2023

KAYAK
I canceled my rental two days ahead of time of pick-up as that is what I thought I read, in order to receive all of my money back. I did get it back. I only wanted an SUV to make sure we could get through a snow storm as my wife had to drive 100 miles to pick up our son at Christmas. There was no snow so I didn't need the car. Next time, I will rent the vehicle a couple of days out instead of having to rent and cancel. I have rented vehicles from that location at least three times and always had a good experience. ....thanks

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I feel that everything was perfect. The friendly and knowledgeable staff at the office made our experience the greatest.

5,2 Fair

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Car kept flashing need mechanical repair

Cons:

I called the guy and told him he didn’t care

2,0 Poor

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Because of local flooding there were no cars to rent. This was not the problem but Hertz just kind of seemed like they did not care that they did not have any cars and were not very helpful in trying to locate another car to rent.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Good seevice

Cons:

Nothing

9,2 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I'm just used to my vehicle. I couldn't get my seat in a good spot.

1 out of 4

50 travellers who hired a car in Johnston gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5,3

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