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Taos car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Taos

  • Taos is a charming and historic city that has a lot to offer visitors. Renting cheap car rentals in Taos gives you the freedom to explore the city and its surroundings at your own pace. You do not have to rely on public transport schedules or worry about missing a bus or train. Taos is known for its stunning natural beauty and outdoor activities. With Taos car rentals, you can easily access hiking trails, fishing spots, and skiing resorts nearby. You can also take a road trip to the Rio Grande Gorge or visit the Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Santa Fe Airport (SAF) is about 70 miles from Taos and is the closest airport to the city. SAF has three major rental car companies: Avis, Budget, and Hertz, and they are located in the main terminal near baggage claim. A free shuttle runs between the airport and the rental car lot. Alamosa Airport (ALS) also has several rental car companies, including Avis, Budget, and Enterprise. They are located in the main terminal near baggage claim.
  • Driving cheap car rentals in Taos can be a pleasant experience. However, drivers should keep a few things in mind to ensure safety and avoid any mishaps. Taos is situated in the midst of beautiful natural landscapes and has a lot of wildlife. It is important to drive carefully and be aware of deer, elk, and other animals that may cross the roads without warning. In addition, Taos is a tourist destination and has a lot of pedestrian traffic. It is important to watch out for jaywalkers and follow traffic rules.
  • Taos is a small town, so there is no real rush hour to worry about. However, during peak tourism season, which is typically from June to August, there may be increased traffic on local roads leading to popular attractions such as Taos Pueblo or Taos Ski Valley. You should be prepared for slow-moving traffic, especially on weekends. During the winter, some of the roads leading in and out of Taos can become difficult to navigate due to snow and ice. The Taos Ski Valley, in particular, can be especially challenging since it involves driving up a steep and winding road. Be sure to equip your cheap car rentals in Taos with snow tires or chains, and it's also essential to check weather reports and road conditions before heading out.
  • Book your car hire in Taos at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate hire cars in Taos are around 12% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Taos

  • How much is the price of fuel in Taos?

    The average price of fuel in Taos is R69,99 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R840 and R1 120, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Taos?

    Intermediate (Jeep Compass or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Taos.

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

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Taos?

    An Intermediate car hire in Taos costs R1 431 per day, on average.

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

    A Full Size car hire in Taos costs R1 619 per day, on average.

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

    When choosing Taos car rentals, renting a car suitable for rugged roads and varying terrain would be recommended. Taos is situated in a mountainous region, and some of the roads in the area can be steep and unpaved. Therefore, a four-wheel-drive SUV or pickup truck would be an excellent choice for navigating the roads in and around Taos. Additionally, larger vehicles provide better visibility and can be safer on winding mountain roads.

  • What’s the speed limit in Taos?

    The speed limit in Taos varies depending on the type of road and zone you are driving in. In business and residential areas, the speed limit is typically 25-30 mph, while on two-lane highways outside of town, the speed limit is generally 55 mph. On four-lane highways, the speed limit is typically 65 mph. However, in some areas, such as construction zones or school zones, the speed limit may be reduced to 20-25 mph for safety reasons.

  • Where are the best places to park in Taos?

    Several free parking options are available for Taos car rentals in the city center, including street parking and public parking lots. In the historic district of Taos, street parking is available for free, but there is a two-hour limit during peak hours. However, you can park there for unlimited time on evenings, weekends, and holidays. If you need to park for more than two hours during peak hours, several public parking lots are available, and they typically cost $1-2 per hour or offer a daily rate of $5-10.

Taos car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,8

Best rated

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

3 locations in Taos

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1040 Airport Rd

+1 505 662 1698

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1350 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur

+1 575 758 5553

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24662 E Us Highway 64

+1 575 758 5553

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4,0 Mediocre

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I had a 9a pickup reservation. Car was not ready! I wasn’t able to leave with car until 10:20a I was told I’d get a final email Receipt for rental. It’s been two days and no final invoice.

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Be prepared. Do what you say you will do.

9,6 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

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Although they were very busy on a Saturday morning, the staff were friendly, helpful and efficient.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

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The manager went above and beyond his normal duties to make sure everything was done well. He is very professional.The man cleaning the cars was very hard working and is positive and good natured. The woman who drove me back to my hotel is the model employee.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2016

KAYAK

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The shop in Kalispell was great - refunded costs and very concerned

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2021

KAYAK
Marissa went the extra mile for us. We are very pleased.

1 out of 2

National

7,2

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1040 Airport Rd

+1 505 662 1698

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Easirent

4,6

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Los Alamos County Airport

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Taos Regional Airport

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Hertz

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100 E San Francisco St

+1 505 238 7836

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20 Buffalo Thunder Trail

+1 505 438 4650

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309 W.san Francisco Street

+1 505 995 4514

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5,2 Fair

Dec 2019

KAYAK

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To-do car in okay condition. Very expensive and that's without all the extra insurance they push. They really try to scare you into it.

8,4 Very Good

Mar 2018

KAYAK

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I loved the easy pick up & drop off at the Buffalo Thunder Resort The in out quick service was great! I will definitely use Hertz again!!!! But just request a different car the Nissan Sentra totally sucked, as it was not at all comfortable, the seats made driving unbearable, as a driver and a passenger. Comfort is specifically to the type of car!!!

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The Nissan Sentra was so uncomfortable, the car it self sucked. But the overall experience was awesome!!!

9,2 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

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We rented a Hyundai Accent which is rather small. It's no touring car but it handled the passes in New Mexico without a hitch, was clean, and pickup and drop-off were both easy-peasey.

2,0 Poor

Jun 2017

KAYAK

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They didn't have a car for me and wouldn't for another day.

4,8 Mediocre

May 2017

KAYAK

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Car when I got it was fine. Clean and functioned well.

Cons:

Made my reservation on Kayak. The reservation was supposed to be for the Santa Fe Airport. Got the confirmation, questioned the address as really the airport. Called Hertz. They confirmed it was the airport. Got to Santa Fe, car was not there. Hertz at airport advised me that my car was in central Santa Fe. Had to spend $64 on shuttle to pick up car. Car was not available when I reached Hertz in Santa Fe. Car was not ready for an additional day. They had no cars. Once I got the car, things went fine but I had the car for a day less than the reservation and had to pay $64 additional days because they didn't have the car and wasn't in the location they had assured was my destination.

6,8 Okay

Apr 2017

KAYAK

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I was thrilled that I was finally able to speak with an person and get the issue resolved. I would think twice again before renting thru Hertz unless I had an actual person to speak to. They apparently missed my reservation thru Kayak. The woman at Hertz did upgrade my vehicle to try to make up for all the confusion.

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Called Hertz in area where I planned to be. No answer. "voicemail has not been set up" Went online to rent and secured a car for the day. Was called an hour later by Hertz to say they didn't have any available vehicles until mid afternoon. We changed our plans for the following day. Called the local Hertz and still no answer and no available voicemail. Went online and rented for later that day thru the following day. Pickup was scheduled for 5 PM that day and no one showed up with a vehicle. (this pickup location was at a hotel site that Hertz uses but does not routinely staff ) The manager of the hotel was not pleased and tried calling other local Hertz offices. While he was doing that, I called the 800 number and they said they could not help and apologized for the issue. The hotel manager did get an individual at the airport Hertz location and they handled the issue. This took approximately and hour to get resolved.

1 out of 3

Sunnycars

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One location in Taos

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1040 Airport Road

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21 travellers who hired a car in Taos gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.6

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