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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Los Alamos

  • Renting a car is a very practical choice for those who want to experience everything Los Alamos has to offer. When you use Los Alamos car rentals, you have complete control over your schedule and can decide on the best routes for discovering the area. Compared to the fixed routes and predetermined schedules of public transportation, renting a car gives you unparalleled flexibility. It's considerably simpler for exploring well-known locations like the White Rock Overlook Park and the Bradbury Science Museum when you use car rentals in Los Alamos.
  • Los Alamos County Airport (LAM), located four miles from the city center, is the closest major airport to Los Alamos that offers car-rental services. Numerous car-rental companies are present at LAM airport, which is conveniently located in the Arrivals terminal. Some of these agencies include Hertz, Enterprise, and Alamo. Picking up your rental car from LAM offers a lot of perks for renters who want to use car rentals in Los Alamos. The benefit of using LAM as the pick-up location for Los Alamos car rentals is that clients can choose from a greater selection of rental vehicles.
  • When considering car rentals in Los Alamos, there are a few crucial considerations you should have in mind. Booster seats are required for kids under the age of six or youth shorter than 4'9". Each car-rental company in Los Alamos offers the necessary child seating devices for an additional cost. Another consideration is the incidence of irresponsible bicycle and pedestrian crossings on streets in downtown Los Alamos; in light of this issue, you should drive extra cautiously in commercial areas.
  • During the busy morning and evening rush hour, driving in Los Alamos can be challenging. Some of Los Alamos' highways are severely congested between 6:40 and 8:20 in the morning; US Trinity Drive and Central Avenue suffer the worst from traffic. On these highways, you'll find congestion again from about 4:40 pm to roughly 5:30 pm. If you want to use US Trinity Drive and Central Avenue during these hours, it's recommended that you leave around 20 minutes before you would otherwise depart.
  • Mini car hire in Los Alamos are around -85% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Los Alamos

  • How much is the price of fuel in Los Alamos?

    The average price of fuel in Los Alamos is R73,37 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R880 and R1 174, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Los Alamos?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Los Alamos.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Los Alamos?

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

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Los Alamos?

    A Mini car hire in Los Alamos costs R4 178 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Los Alamos?

    An Economy car hire in Los Alamos costs R2 957 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Los Alamos?

    A Compact car hire in Los Alamos costs R2 625 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Los Alamos?

    Thanks to their appealing blend of comfort, cost-effectiveness, and fuel efficiency, sedans are a common choice for rental cars in Los Alamos. Due to the great condition of the roads in Los Alamos, New Mexico, sedans make a respectable choice for everyday driving and doing errands. If you'd prefer a larger vehicle with more storage capacity and a higher driving position, consider renting an SUV, since they offer better visibility and can manage difficult road conditions. SUVs may also be invaluable if you're transporting bulky items or making numerous excursions within Los Alamos.

  • What’s the speed limit in Los Alamos?

    Please be faithful to follow the posted speed limits set by New Mexico's authorities when using Los Alamos car rentals. Except when otherwise indicated, Los Alamos' school zones have a 30 km/h (18 mph) speed limit. Unless there are signs indicating a different limitation, the recommended speed limit in urban and non-residential zones is between 50 and 55 km/h (30-35 mph). The max speed allowed on highways and freeways in Los Alamos is typically 110 km/h (65 mph), though it may vary depending on the posted traffic signs.

  • Where are the best places to park in Los Alamos?

    There are several public parking lots available throughout Los Alamos. The largest one is the Municipal Building Parking Lot, located on Central Avenue, which charges about $2 hourly. It provides ample parking spaces, and it's a good option if you plan to explore the downtown area. Additionally, Central Avenue, the main street in Los Alamos, has parking spaces available on the roadside. However, parking here might be limited during peak hours.

Los Alamos car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,7

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1040 Airport Rd

+1 505 662 1698

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National

7,2

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1040 Airport Rd

+1 505 662 1698

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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Easirent

4,6

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2 locations in Los Alamos

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Los Alamos County Airport

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Santa Fe Municipal Airport

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Hertz

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121 Aviation Dr Bldg 303 Ste 6

+1 505 471 7189

Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
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Sunday08:00 - 22:00

20 Buffalo Thunder Trail

+1 505 438 4650

Monday09:00 - 17:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Friendliest staff ever. I did have to return the vehicle off-hours, which meant no shuttle service and a long, cold walk from parking lot to terminal. Other than that, everything was great.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The customer Hertz representatives were fantastic at the Santa Fe airport for both pick up and drop-off.

8,0 Very Good

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

We were able to keep the car longer for a reasonable price. Thank you.

Cons:

The ability to pick up the car. Our flight was delayed & there was not an effort made for us to be able to pick up the car before closing at the extraordinary time of 5pm. In the end, we had an extra $30 in Lyft fees to get the car at the airport the next day. Not a great way to start this rental.

2,0 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

nobody knew how to cancel reservation. Hertz sent me to priceline; priceline sent me to hertz

Cons:

staff knowing how to handle a reservation

6,0 Okay

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I liked the car overall, but it had a tire pressure problem. The light kept flashing “check tire pressure”. I had to go to a few places in town and wait for them to check it and it turned out it was 5 or 6 psi below what it should have been!

Cons:

I asked the check-in clerk for a 1 pm return on the scheduled date. But he put 12 pm instead. When I called Hertz to ask for an extra hour, they wanted $32 extra (for 1 hour!!!!!). Nobody else does this. Hotels and resorts, all over the world, allow an extra hour without penalty. I was told on the phone I would be granted an extra 1/2 hour because of the tire pressure problem. Nothing else. And at check-out I find I was charged $13.99 for one-half hour. This is ridiculous. With a policy like this, I will NOT be renting from Hertz again!

10,0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I enjoyed the vehicle I was provided, and the overall experience was pleasant, and I felt the price as good.

Cons:

I have no criticism. I will rent with Hertz again.

1 out of 8

Avis

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121 Aviation Drive, Unit 3

+1 505 471 5892

Monday09:30 - 22:30
Tuesday09:30 - 22:30
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5,6 Fair

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The car we were given was extremely uncomfortable for a short person to drive and drop off via the drop box not very user friendly (no writing utensils available and we didn’t have any with us on vacation)

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great

Cons:

Not much could have been better! Excellent rental experience.

9,6 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

staff was super helpful and reassuring

Cons:

pricing

9,6 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

So great to work with, fast,peasant and friendly. THANK YOU!

Cons:

The car had a really weird smell in it. It was barely ok but not bad enough to bring it back...hated the smell!

9,6 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

They upgraded us to a Suburban and it was easily returned to a different location!

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was in excellent condition. The whole process was painless. Liked the car Kia Sorrento. Very roomy Perfect for 4 women with luggage!

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 7

AutoEurope

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One location in Los Alamos

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Santa Fe Municipal Airport

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Budget

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121 Aviation Drive, Unit 3

+1 505 471 5892

Monday09:30 - 22:30
Tuesday09:30 - 22:30
Wednesday09:30 - 22:30
Thursday09:30 - 22:30
Friday09:30 - 22:30
Saturday09:30 - 22:30
Sunday09:30 - 22:30

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Sunnycars

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One location in Los Alamos

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1040 Airport Road

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82 travellers who hired a car in Los Alamos gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.8

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