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Missoula car hire information

Pick-up locationMissoula
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Hire locations11
Airport locations10

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Missoula

  • Nestled amidst the mountains lies Missoula, Montana, and for exploring the scenic surroundings and everything the city has to offer, a car is the best choice. Rent a vehicle when visiting the city with its many surrounding scenic routes, and do not worry about public transport, expensive cab rides, or time and geographical restrictions.
  • When flying into Missoula International Airport, head to the car hire center to pick up a vehicle right there. The airport is located outside the city, about 6 miles away, and while public transport will take up to an hour to get you to the city center, a car will be there in about 10 minutes. The agencies’ desks are located opposite the Baggage Claim area and include major brands like Avis, Hertz, and Enterprise.
  • Winter in Montana can bring lots of snow and ice onto the streets, but it is not the only hazard to look out for when driving through Missoula. Dirt tracks are commonly used by adventurous drivers to explore hidden nooks and crannies of the mountains, but remember to keep in mind the ambulance can take some time to reach remote mountainous areas, so don’t do anything unnecessarily risky. When driving in snow, adjust your speed and refrain from braking suddenly or accelerating abruptly.
  • Rush hour in Missoula is definitely not as much a hassle compared to many bigger US cities, but it still does occur. Between 7-9am and 5-7pm, the streets can be congested, and, especially when going to the airport, it is advised to plan well enough in advance (at least two hours), as the I-90 can get especially congested during peak times.
  • Book your car hire in Missoula at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hire in Missoula are around 6% cheaper than other car types, on average

Missoula car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Missoula 
Verified travelerOct 2023
We were heading north to Glacier National Park, left Missoula immediately after securing the car.
Verified travelerAug 2023
Use Turo...or wait until MT calms down on the rental car market.

FAQs about hiring a car in Missoula

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

    As the roads can be rough and winding in the mountainous areas, it is recommended to opt for a 4-wheel-drive car when venturing out of the city. An SUV will provide the necessary traction to face winter and dirt conditions, while still being a convenient car to drive within the city.

  • What’s the speed limit in Missoula?

    Adjusting your speed and slowing down when the weather conditions require it is essential in Missoula. 25 mph is generally permitted inside the city and among residential areas, with just 5 mph in alleys. Up to 80 mph is allowed on freeways but always check the posted signs, as some only allow 70-75 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Missoula?

    There are various options for parking in Missoula, from metered on-street parking to parking garages and lots. On Bank Street, parking is possible for 2 hours and costs around $1 per hour from Monday to Friday. Park Place on Front Street has the first hour free and costs around $1 per hour afterwards.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Missoula?

    The average price of fuel in Missoula 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 Missoula?

    Standard (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Missoula.

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

    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 Missoula?

    A Standard car hire in Missoula costs R1 439 per day, on average.

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

    A Full Size car hire in Missoula costs R1 237 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Missoula?

    A Special car hire in Missoula costs R1 045 per day, on average.

Missoula car rental reviews and directory

Dollar

8,7

Very Good

40 reviews

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

8.4

One location in Missoula

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Locations in Missoula

1905 W Brdway

+1 406 542 2311

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
The personal were great to work with!! Very friendly and helpful

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Wonderful experience. So easy to work with. So accommodating. Refreshing experience in this industry.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

When I initially called it sounded like they weren't going to be able to provide a large 4 WD vehicle. They said to call 72 hours out, and when I did, the second person said no problem! And got us one! Thanks....

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

So fast and easy for pick up and drop off! The vehicle, Mazda cx-9 was great!!

Cons:

Things were terrific!!

9,2 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great people

Cons:

Prices are high for the vehicle

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

This was the easiest rental car experience of my life. Great service from "Jason". I phoned from the airport and he picked me up in a snowstorm. Had the car running to keep it warm for me. The entire process was seamless; drop off was excellent as well. Thank you!

Cons:

The location of the rental place was about 8 minutes from the airport. In a perfect world, it would be AT the airport, but given how small Missoula is, and how quickly the shuttle process worked, it was a pretty minimal issue.

1 out of 9

Alamo

8,3

Very Good

52 reviews

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.3

Value for money

7.9

One location in Missoula

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Locations in Missoula

5225 U.s. Highway 10 W

+1 844 996 0641

Monday07:30 - 23:30
Tuesday07:30 - 23:30
Wednesday07:30 - 23:30
Thursday07:30 - 23:30
Friday07:30 - 23:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

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10,0 Wonderful

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy and staff was helpful.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was ready and both agents for pick up and drop off were very helpful.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Truthfully, nothing.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff but no car available

Cons:

Having a car available would have been nice. I ended up renting from Hertz

4,8 Mediocre

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was fine

Cons:

Extremely expensive. One person working the counter is unacceptable. Waited 30 min or more. That is way to long. The rate was 3x any other Alamo. Will use another agency next time.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing, I had a confirmation for pick up and then I get there and they did not have any cars available and would not have for days.

Cons:

Alamo did nothing to help I just got stuck at the airport at 10PM with not ride

1 out of 8

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,1

Very Good

56 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.9

2 locations in Missoula

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Locations in Missoula

3309 W Broadway St

+1 406 721 1888

Monday07:30 - 23:30
Tuesday07:30 - 23:30
Wednesday07:30 - 23:30
Thursday07:30 - 23:30
Friday07:30 - 23:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

5225 Us Highway 10 West

+1 844 996 0643

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

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6,0 Okay

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Pickup in Missoula was long and arduous, long line, only one staff at a time. Vehicle was brand new, no instructions on various features, we had to ask a customer in the lot how to get in and start it! Poor choice of assignment for elderly renters, too many 'whistles and bells', hard to climb into and out of. Drop+off at Belgrade/Gallatin was quick and easy.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff...friendly...informative...helpful... AAA+++

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff and very quick rental experience

Cons:

Had a tiny bit of difficulty comparing the trunk size between a mid and full size. It worked out in the end, but it was a master Tetris experience!

4,0 Mediocre

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

No one told us the location wasn’t at the airport and there was no shuttle.

8,0 Very Good

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Overall, one of the better car rental experiences. Missoula Mt and Everett Wa did us right.

Cons:

The car was a little smaller than anticipated, but worked out okay!

7,2 Good

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

nice vehicle good price

Cons:

They gave my car to someone else who arrived earlly, then I had to wait 2 hours for the next vehicle to be made ready.

1 out of 10

Avis

7,2

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.7

Value for money

7.0

One location in Missoula

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Locations in Missoula

5225 Us Highway 10 West

+1 406 549 4711

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

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8,8 Very Good

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very pleasant and helpful. Everything was in order when I arrived to pick up the vehicle.

Cons:

Really, it was one of the easiest transactions with renting a vehicle.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

More that low price compared to everything available with all other rental companies. Easy to pick up and easier to self drop off.

Cons:

Nothing.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing

8,0 Very Good

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

ease of drop off

9,6 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Size of car fit our needs perfectly. Sara was very nice and efficient when we picked up the car.

Cons:

We expected a Subaru four wheel drive due to roads we knew we would be on during our trip but overall the car worked well for our needs.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
Everything was excellent from start to finish the car was nice, clean, and the girl that checked me in at the airport was very, very helpful and friendly.

1 out of 5

Thrifty

9,5

Wonderful

15 reviews

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.6

Value for money

8.4

One location in Missoula

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Locations in Missoula

5225 West Broadway Street

+1 406 549 9511

Monday08:00 - 16:0000:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:0000:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 16:00
Friday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:0000:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 16:00

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10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly, vehicle was modern and well maintained.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

VERY HELPFUL STAFF WHEN PICKING UP AND DROPPING OFF

Cons:

NOTHING

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Counter service was quick and efficient, car was clean and low-mileage, drop-off was a snap.

Cons:

Price for a one day rental was higher than larger markets, but Missoula is a small town with less competitive market, so not unexpected.

8,0 Very Good

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Pickup at the Missoula airport requires a short walk to an outlying location just beyond the terminal (no reflection on Thrify). Staff wasn’t very friendly. A chip in the windshield wasn’t indicated as previous damage so we had to call and report it. Car was very clean. Easy return.

8,0 Very Good

Jan 2022

KAYAK
The windshield whipper blades were in need of replacing and it snowed the majority of the time that we had the car. It made for a very scary situation.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2021

KAYAK
Pick up and drop off were fast and efficient; make sure to include your flight info so they know when you are arriving.

1 out of 4

National

9,3

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.5

Value for money

9.0

One location in Missoula

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Locations in Missoula

5225 U.s. Highway 10 W

+1 844 996 0642

Monday07:30 - 23:30
Tuesday07:30 - 23:30
Wednesday07:30 - 23:30
Thursday07:30 - 23:30
Friday07:30 - 23:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

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7,2 Good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off were smooth. The car was nice and comfortable on the inside.

Cons:

The car they gave me had a leaky front driver's side tire that I had to stop and fill up 4 or 5 times during my trip. That was an annoyance.

1 out of 1

Hertz

8,7

Very Good

4 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.1

Value for money

8.1

One location in Missoula

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Locations in Missoula

5225 Highway 10 West

+1 406 549 9511

Monday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 16:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 16:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 16:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 16:00
Friday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 16:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 16:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 16:00

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2,0 Poor

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Turned in car and not provided with receipt as the car was "not in the system."

1 out of 1

Budget

8,1

Very Good

21 reviews

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

7.7

One location in Missoula

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Locations in Missoula

5225 Us Highway 10 West

+1 406 543 7001

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

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6,0 Okay

Oct 2022

KAYAK
I left a bag in the car….. called several times to try & get it back…. Guess someone decided to keep it!!! It was a Disney bag. Very disappointed.

8,0 Very Good

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Rental counter is in a TENT across the parking lot. It was raining quite hard when we arrived and there was no way to get to the counter except to walk across the lot. I have had knee surgery and didn't want to slip. When i asked the attendant if there was a shuttle he laughed and told me I could walk there. I am sosrry- how is this ADA compliant at an airport?? Also there were people in wheelchairs and walkers on my flight. Low score on location set up.HIgh score on actual car! Loved my brand NEW Toyota Camry and the new car smell was intoxicating!

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast, friendly service.

Cons:

Nothing!

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

the price was great

Cons:

staff at Billings airport

2,0 Poor

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

The car wasn't ready. I waited over 90 mins and the lady at the counter was rude and wouldn't give me an estimated time, so I left. My brother picked up a car later that night at 2am and they said that my car still wasn't available.

2,0 Poor

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

They dont accept debit cards on or off the airport in Portland Oregon.

1 out of 4

Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Missoula

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Locations in Missoula

Missoula International Airport

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Sunnycars

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One location in Missoula

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Locations in Missoula

9 Johnson Bell Field

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219 travellers who hired a car in Missoula gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.9

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