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Kansas City car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Kansas City

  • Although the Kansas City area does have a public transportation system, it often faces delays, does not run 24 hours a day, and does not access all neighborhoods in the vicinity. Because of this, booking car rentals in Kansas City can be a convenient option for navigating the region. Having Kansas City car rentals will allow you to save time and will prevent you from being limited in where you can go. For instance, you can visit sights outside of the city center, like the Kansas City Zoo and the Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden.
  • Those that will be flying into the area can always grab car rentals in Kansas City directly from Kansas City International Airport (MCI). The car rental center at MCI is located at 1 Nassau Circle. There is a free shuttle service that picks up outside of the Arrivals terminal and brings travelers directly to the center. At the center, you will find several companies, including Alamo, Dollar, and Payless.
  • In general, you will find that operating car rentals in Kansas City is relatively easy. However, there are quite a few cars and large trucks on the street, so you will want to make sure that you pay attention in order to avoid a collision. In downtown Kansas City, there are also quite a few pedestrians and cyclists, so make sure that you are on the lookout for them.
  • Kansas City gets quite busy during rush hour, so it is recommended that you avoid driving during this time in order to prevent getting stuck in a traffic jam. In general, rush hour falls between the hours of 7:30 to 8:30 am and 4:00 to 7:00 pm During the winter months, the city can also have quite a lot of snow. If you are driving a car rental in Kansas City during a snowy period, proceed with caution, and make sure that your vehicle is properly outfitted with chains on the tires if necessary.
  • Book your car hire in Kansas City at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Luxury hire cars in Kansas City are around 42% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Kansas City

  • How much is the price of fuel in Kansas City?

    The average price of fuel in Kansas City is R67,84 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R814 and R1 085, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Kansas City?

    Luxury (Tesla Model 3 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Kansas City.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Kansas City?

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

  • How much does a Luxury car hire cost in Kansas City?

    A Luxury car hire in Kansas City costs R1 087 per day, on average.

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

    A Full Size car hire in Kansas City costs R1 977 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Kansas City?

    A Standard car hire in Kansas City costs R2 143 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving a rental car in Kansas City?

    If you are primarily driving in downtown Kansas City, you will likely find it convenient to opt for a smaller car, such as an economy model or a sedan. Smaller vehicles are usually easier to maneuver throughout tight streets and traffic, and they also come in handy if you need to park in a small space. If you will be visiting with a larger group of people or going on a longer drive, it is usually best to rent a large vehicle instead, like an SUV or a van.

  • What’s the speed limit in Kansas City?

    When driving on a rural interstate or freeway, the maximum speed limit is generally 70 mph. If you are driving on an urban freeway, the speed limit is typically 65 mph. In residential areas, there is usually a maximum speed limit of 40 mph, but it may be as low as 25 mph. When around schools or construction sites, the speed limit is usually either 20 mph or 25 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park a rental car in Kansas City?

    Downtown Kansas City is known for having plenty of public parking to choose from. You can find both free street parking and metered spaces. There are also numerous free and paid parking lots and structures that are available. Many private entities, like hotels, shops, and restaurants also have their own private parking that is available for customers. In other neighborhoods outside of the city center, you are likely to find quite a bit of free street parking, and it is usually easier to find a free space, as it is less busy than downtown. 

Kansas City car rental reviews and directory

Avis

6,0

Best rated

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.3

Value for money

6.6

4 locations in Kansas City

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Locations in Kansas City

1515 Wyandotte Street

+1 816 897 7126

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
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Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00

1547 Burlington Street

+1 816 221 0354

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

3412 Main Street

+1 816 931 1039

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
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Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

8345 State Avenue

+1 913 788 9722

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
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2,0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
When I reserve an all-wheel-drive specifically because we’re gonna need it in the Colorado mountains, I expect them to have it available. We could’ve driven our own car if we did not need all-wheel-drive. We had to go to another Avis location to find a suitable car which put our trip departure significantly behind schedule.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Very good

8,0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Avis assessed an " ESTIMATED NON TAXABLE PRODUCTS/SERVICES" amount of $389. 90 . This amount is not defined. I suspect it is a 'DROP-OFF FEE' . AVIS needs to clarify. More transparency needed on expected expenses.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Owners and staff were so friendly, pick up and drop off was great!

Cons:

It was so smooth, I can’t think of anything that could have improved.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was great and the staff was very helpful

Cons:

Drop off was not easy to figure out, I wish they had let me know ahead of time how to do the after hours drop off, since they knew I rented it until 10pm on the day of my return.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The ease and that they do not hold a deposit on a cc.

Cons:

The car I originally wanted was out.

1 out of 15

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6,0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

5 locations in Kansas City

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1412 Burlington St

+1 816 452 2020

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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1801 N 100th Terrace

+1 913 251 3396

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
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Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
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3543 Main

+1 816 931 1208

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

600 Grand Blvd

+1 816 842 4700

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
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7611 State Ave

+1 913 334 2571

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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2,0 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

They cancelled before my arrival with no help or suggestions for a suitable replacement

Cons:

actually having a car

2,0 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

RNothing- no cars available

2,0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Travelers are in a hurry, when we do a Phone SEARCH, MCI rental cars, we actually want to PICKUP at MIC airport. Travelers don't know what street address or zip code is at the downtown location. Then there's no way to call you, you were closed. I better NOT had been charged anything.

7,6 Good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The pickup process was very quick. Staff was friendly and helpful. Price was considerably less to pick up at the downtown location vs the airport- $200 less!

Cons:

The downtown location didn't have a way to return the rental to them late Saturday or Sunday. I had to pay extra to take it to the airport, less than 1-2 day rental, but still a drag.

4,4 Mediocre

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

drop off was easy

Cons:

the car was dirty, the pick up attendant was short with me, the car was on empty and I had to repeatedly ask him to wipe off spit luggies from the inside of the car, he was hot and in a hurry, very transactional not the proffessionalism I am used to with you guys or other rental companies

2,0 Poor

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing! Terrible customer service!!

Cons:

They booked me a time after they close for the day so I couldn’t pick up my car. I called the next morning when they opened but they had given my car away the day before. They wouldn’t honor my booking. They charged me double. They would’t “pick us up” (their slogan). Very frustrating!!!

1 out of 9

Payless

5,5

Fair

No reviews available

3 locations in Kansas City

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1547 Burlington Street

+1 816 839 7897

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

3412 Main Street

+1 816 945 4572

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

8345 State Avenue

+1 913 608 8942

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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Easirent

4,7

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Kansas City

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Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport

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Hertz

No score available yet

One location in Kansas City

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1 E Pershing Road

+1 816 474 4970

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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2,0 Poor

Jan 2022

KAYAK
They did not have our car ready at the time it was reserved, and did not have an idea of when it would be ready. Therefore, we had to make alternate travel arrangements the same day, over the holidays, which was a huge issue.

4,0 Mediocre

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Customer service was poor. I was charged for pick-up and drop-off at 2 different locations even after she confirmed with me I was dropping off at the same location. I will now have to dispute it. She didn't explain that even after my initial payment of $201, that my card would be charged another $261 for some reason and when I called customer service the next day, the guy explained that it was a deposit that wouldn't be charged after I return the car. However, the extra charge remains for inter-city drop-off. And, the person at the desk pointed out and told us to select a car from the "right" but if there weren't any to go to the "left" and when we got outside, there weren't any cars in the Compact area at all! So we just got in one! I still don't know if we chose correctly or if I am to be charged again! Not a choice I want to make with no help after a long day of traveling. No explanation given for extra charges.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2021

KAYAK
We gave 3 days of cancellation notice because of SW airlines having there pilot problems and they kept $50.00 instead of refusing our full amount. It’s a bad policy and provides a bad service. I will never use Hertz again.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2021

KAYAK
Contact Super Shuttle for your trip to/from airport to pick up vehicle. It's AWESOME! Also, if you don't rent your car from the airport, it's a whole lot less expensive. Like half as much!

2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Rental car was not available at location. I feel this was a scam/fraud. I am not able to get my money back. You should penalize vendors who take advantage of changing rental car location. My dad was sick in the hospital and this made it worse.

Cons:

Full refund and penalizing Priceline for their fraudulent practices.

2,0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

receipt. Car was returned after being profesionaly cleaned by commercial cleaners. After I left, they added a 300$ cleaning charge to my bill.

1 out of 18

164 travellers who hired a car in Kansas City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.7

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Pick-up locationKansas City
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