St Joseph car hire

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Hire locations4
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in St Joseph

  • St. Joseph is a relatively small city, and while there are some public transportation options available, they are limited in scope. Getting a car rental in St. Joseph provides more flexibility in terms of when and where you can go. While renting cheap car rentals in St. Joseph may seem expensive at first, it can actually be less expensive than taking taxis or ride-sharing services, especially if you plan on traveling frequently or for a longer period of time. Places worth visiting in or around St. Joseph, MO, that are more accessible by St. Joseph car rentals include the Jesse James Home Museum, Missouri Western State University, and the Pony Express National Museum.
  • Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is located about 50 miles from St. Joseph car rentals. It has several rental car companies located on the airport grounds. The rental car offices are located in a separate building, just a short shuttle ride from the terminals. The shuttle pick-up location is outside the baggage claim area at each terminal. The airport shuttle operates 24/7 and is free of charge. It runs every 5–10 minutes, so you should not have to wait long. The rental car companies located at Kansas City Airport include Avis, Budget, Alamo, Dollar, Enterprise, Payless, Hertz, National, and Thrifty.
  • In terms of driving style, St. Joseph drivers are generally calm and patient, but that being said, there are occasional instances of aggressive driving, particularly during rush hour or on crowded roads. Bicycles are also not particularly common on the roads in St. Joseph, but there are some dedicated bike lanes in certain areas. Trucks are a common sight, particularly on highways and major routes. In addition, pedestrians are generally respectful of traffic signals and crosswalks, but it's still important for you to keep an eye out for jaywalking and be prepared to yield when driving cheap car rentals in St. Joseph.
  • Rush hour in St. Joseph typically runs from 7:00 am to 9:00 am and from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on weekdays. During these peak hours, traffic can be heavier on the main roads, such as Frederick Ave., Belt Hwy., and South Riverside Rd.  St. Joseph can also experience harsh winter weather, with occasional snow and ice storms. During these times, the roads can become slippery and difficult to navigate, particularly on bridges and overpasses. It's important to drive your car rental in St. Joseph cautiously during such times and allow extra time for commuting.
  • Book your car hire in St Joseph at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in St Joseph are around -26% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in St Joseph

  • What is the best car hire company in St Joseph?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in St Joseph are Avis (7,7, 67 reviews), and Dollar (7,2, 58 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in St Joseph?

    The average price of fuel in St Joseph is R73,53 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R882 and R1 176, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in St Joseph?

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

  • How can I find car hires near me in St Joseph?

    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 St Joseph?

    A Mini car hire in St Joseph costs R1 861 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in St Joseph?

    An Economy car hire in St Joseph costs R1 204 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in St Joseph?

    A Standard car hire in St Joseph costs R1 242 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving a car rental in St. Joseph?

    If you plan on driving on rural roads or in areas with rough terrain in St. Joseph, an SUV or crossover with all-wheel drive may be an ideal St. Joseph car rental. This will provide more stability and traction on uneven surfaces. An example of a suitable SUV for driving in St. Joseph could be the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which has good off-road capabilities, or the Honda CR-V, which has all-wheel drive and good fuel efficiency.

  • What’s the speed limit when driving a car rental in St. Joseph?

    The speed limit in St. Joseph varies depending on the type of road and the location. In general, the speed limit in residential areas is 25 mph, unless otherwise posted. On most main streets, the speed limit is usually 35 mph, though some roads may have higher limits, such as 45 mph or 55 mph. In some areas, school zones have lower speed limits, typically 20 mph when children are present. Since the speed limit varies, it's important to keep an eye out for posted signs when driving a St. Joseph car rental.

  • Where are the best places to park a car rental in St. Joseph?

    There are several options for parking cheap car rentals in St. Joseph. In general, parking meters and pay stations can be found in commercial areas and downtown, where parking is in high demand. Most meters accept coins or credit cards, and the maximum time limit is typically 2 hours.  There are also several parking garages and lots available in the downtown area, offering both hourly and daily rates.

St Joseph car rental reviews and directory

Budget

9,2

Wonderful

88 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in St Joseph

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Locations in St Joseph

2015 South Belt Highway

+1 816 233 3402

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

703 London Drive

+1 816 243 5757

Monday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:0000:00 - 01:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:0000:00 - 01:00
Thursday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 18:00
Friday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00

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4,0 Mediocre

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Didn't have the class of vehicle I reserved. I was stuck with a much larger vehicle or risk waiting who knows how long for the vehicle I had reserved.

2,0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
I reserved an Economy car, I got an SUV, I paid over $26 more in fuel than I wanted. If they can't provide the car reserved they should not advertise they have one so I could have moved onto another company. You should not support companies that cannot provide what has been requested.

2,0 Poor

May 2022

KAYAK
Spent several hours on hold, sent several emails. Need received Final receipt

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staf on both ends were great

2,0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The counter was closed prior to the scheduled closing time. We were unable to pick up our rental under this reservation and had to check nearby counters that were still open to try to find an available rental. The entire fiasco ended up costing us more than double the original reservation. How will we receive compensation for the unacceptable incompetence?

Cons:

You could have remained open until your scheduled closing time or at least until our scheduled pickup. We called ahead once the plane was on the ground and no one ever picked up despite it being 15 minutes prior to our reservation.

6,0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Our flight was delayed, the rental office was closed at the airport when we arrived at 1205am. No options but to wait there till 7am to get car. Spent $185 for a cab and hotel that wasn't in our travel plans or budget. No help or discount from budget rental!!!

1 out of 17

Hertz

6,6

Okay

No reviews available

One location in St Joseph

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Locations in St Joseph

3900 Frederick Ave

+1 816 253 6464

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

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Avis

No score available yet

2 locations in St Joseph

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Locations in St Joseph

1 Nassau Circle

+1 816 464 6200

Monday07:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Friday07:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Saturday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 23:59
Sunday07:30 - 23:59

2015 South Belt Highway

+1 816 233 3356

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

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Very easy and car was a good car. Everything you would want in a rental.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Fast and friendly

2,0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Poor experience. I was quoted a price and ended up paying more than said price, even though I didn’t add extra packages, extend the duration of rent, get fined, or incur any damages to the vehicle. The associate at pickup location didn’t even inquire about third party insurance and went ahead to include their insurance with no proper explanation, which I “canceled” at that point, but it seems that it wasn’t after all.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Great service, well maintained vehicle, drop off at DIA was fast and easy.

2,0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Car delivered 43 minutes late!

4,0 Mediocre

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Received a smaller car than I paid for. It was not clean.

1 out of 19

Dollar

No score available yet

One location in St Joseph

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Locations in St Joseph

651 N London Drive

+1 866 434 2226

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00

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2,0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Our flight arrived at midnight. I noted this when looking for a car. We were dropped off by the airport transport to the car rental facility in Kansas City. There was NOBODY there in the whole facility. Nobody at Dollar. Nobody at any counter. We sat in what resembled an empty shopping mall for 2 hours with my 83 year old mom in a wheelchair and 4 kids at midnight just trying to find a way out of there. No Uber had space for 7 of us. Customer service at Dollar wouldn't answer the phone. Customer service at Hertz quoted us $357 for 1 day to rent one of their vehicles just to get out of there, just to come back the next morning and get our actual rental, pre-paid for at Dollar. Nowhere in our pre-travel emails did it say that when we arrive there wouldn't be anyone to give us our van. Why would you rent a van to someone who stated they were coming in at midnight when you knew you wouldn't be there to provide? Two security guards and an exit gate attendant at Alamo working graveyard helped us as much as they could to get us out of there. We finally were able to snag a van with Alamo for $140 for the night just to get to a place to stay for the night. We had to drive an hour back the next day, on Easter mind you, to get our Dollar rental. Drop off was fine and the vehicle was fine and the manager on duty was able to help with some compensation which was appreciated. Travelers be warned however, vehicle rental past 6pm at KC airport with Dollar or Hertz will leave you stranded and alone.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Lower cost on child seats.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and the car was ready and clean.

Cons:

Nothing

2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Transparency in final costs

2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Could have given what i booked actually.

6,0 Okay

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Car was dirty. Inside and out.

1 out of 27

Payless

No score available yet

One location in St Joseph

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Locations in St Joseph

1 Nassau Circle

+1 816 464 2100

Monday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Saturday07:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Sunday07:30 - 23:59

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10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
It was easy and great.

2,0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Was serviced by Avis. Long checkout line, once in the car took 30 mins to get out of the rental lot. Declined additional protection, but was charged anyway. Gas tank was 1/3 full when I received the car.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The first thing they did was upgrade me without my permission, and I didn’t find out about the upgrade and the charges until checking the car back in. Secondly, they sent me to a car which was filthy – it hadn’t been washed/cleaned inside or out. And finally, I was just outside the gates of the rental car facility when I looked down and found that I had less than a half a tank of gas. Overall, less than impressive experience.

8,0 Very Good

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

cAR HAD MANUAL WINDOWS AND LOCKS. i HAVENT HAD A CAR LIKE THAT SINCE THE 80'S. i WISH i HAD KNOWN i WOULD HAVE REQUESTED A MORE MODERN CAR.

4,0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was fine

Cons:

Charging a full day for 2 extra hours is highway robbery

6,0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Helpful staff who was patient, kind, and helpful.

Cons:

Payless had no record of my online reservation and could not reach Hotwire to confirm. Fortunately, I had my laptop with the original e-mail and price - and the agent matched the price.

1 out of 10

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

No score available yet

2 locations in St Joseph

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Locations in St Joseph

2318 N Belt Hwy

+1 816 233 9999

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

648 N Madrid

+1 833 338 3316

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They upgraded my rental car to any vehicle I wanted on the lot for a bit more money and waived the gas.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Wonderful People.

Cons:

Maintenance on the first car was incomplete. Easy exchange the next morning. Improve signage and directions for easier return would be a plus.

7,6 Good

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

My mothers wheelchair did not fit in the back without turning down the seats. So. No extra passengers.

6,8 Okay

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly. .... we thought we were stuck in Missouri ice storm after flight canceled.

Cons:

Promised a price w gas coverage. Next day get phone csllsvonly to argue with them about price.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Being able to pick out which minivan we wanted.

Cons:

Having to pick up at the airport.

4,8 Mediocre

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The customer service was great when I call to explain it was a problem with the billing they had explain what the air was agreed to fix it and send me a electronic bill

Cons:

At check-in they had charged me insurance and a lot of additional coverages I declined. This lead for when I was dropping off to be surprised by having a bill that was double the cost of the rental and not what I agreed to

1 out of 7

National

No score available yet

One location in St Joseph

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648 Madrid Ave

+1 844 868 8502

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

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6,0 Okay

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I did not go into the place so I can't really say it was excellent or poor. I just dropped the car off and left in another car out of there.

8,8 Very Good

Oct 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Very efficient process for pickup and return. Car model (Ford Focus) was somewhat noisy on the highway, but good overall.

Cons:

Some trash was left in the car from the previous renter. Nothing terrible however. Candy wrapper and some used paper.

3,9 Poor

Aug 2021

KAYAK
They did not have the class of car available that I booked and I was offered a class of car down (not up) for the same price!!! Bad customer service.

1 out of 1

434 travellers who hired a car in St Joseph gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.6

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Mini

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