Telluride car hire

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Telluride car hire information

Pick-up locationTelluride
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Hire locations2
Airport locations2

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Telluride

  • Telluride is a relatively small mountain town, and renting a car allows you to easily navigate its narrow streets, mountainous areas, and remote locations without relying on public transport fixed schedules and routes. Telluride and its surrounding area are known for their breathtaking scenic drives and stunning landscapes. With a Telluride car rental, you can drive along the Million Dollar Highway, explore the San Juan Mountains, or visit nearby towns such as Silverton and Ouray. You can also transport your equipment to trailheads, fishing spots, or ski resorts if you want to enjoy hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and skiing in Telluride.
  • If you’re flying into Telluride, it is easy to book and pick up your car rental from Telluride Airport (TEX). The only rental company that provides car rentals from TEX, is Hertz. They have an off-airport location and provide free pick-up services from their airport. Once you make an online reservation, their staff will be waiting for you at the ground transportation area, and you will arrive at their rental counter in less than 10 minutes.
  • When driving car rentals in Telluride, remember to exercise caution in the mountainous area, and to maintain a safe speed when going downhill. Be prepared for sharp curves, changing weather conditions, and steep inclines. When driving in the city, maintain a safe distance when passing cyclists, and yield to pedestrians at crosswalks. Remember to familiarize yourself with the parking regulations, dispose of waste properly, and avoid using handheld cell phones while driving.
  • Despite it being a small town, traffic can increase during the rush hour in Telluride. This is typically from 7:30 am to 9:00 am, and from 3:30 pm to 7 pm due to commuting patterns. During the winter months, there is increased activity on the roads leading to the ski resorts from 8 am. Similarly, during major events in Telluride like Telluride Film Festival, and Telluride Bluegrass Festival, there is increased traffic around the event venues and in the town center. Increased traffic and crowds make it difficult to drive car rentals in Telluride.
  • Book your car hire in Telluride at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in Telluride are around 12% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Telluride

  • How much is the price of fuel in Telluride?

    The average price of fuel in Telluride 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 Telluride?

    Intermediate (Nissan Rogue or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Telluride.

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

    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 Telluride?

    An Intermediate car hire in Telluride costs R2 157 per day, on average.

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

    A Full Size car hire in Telluride costs R2 770 per day, on average.

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

    A Special car hire in Telluride costs R1 861 per day, on average.

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

    Telluride experiences snowy and icy conditions during the winter months from December to March, and it has mountainous terrain and occasional rough roads, making an AWD or a FWD highly beneficial. These vehicles provide better traction and stability when navigating mountainous roads and challenging terrain. During the winter months, you can equip them with snow tires or chains to get more traction on icy roads.

  • What’s the speed limit in Telluride?

    Highways and open roads have speed limits ranging from 45 to 65 mph. On main streets and downtown areas, the speed limit is generally from 15 to 20 mph. In residential areas and neighborhoods within Telluride, the speed limit is typically 25 mph. In Telluride, temporary speed limits may be imposed due to construction zones and specific road conditions such as weather conditions, road blocks, or any interruptions to traffic flow.

  • Where are the best places to park in Telluride?

    When driving car rentals in Telluride, take advantage of the free all-day parking for visitors at the Carhenge parking lot on West Pacific Street. Alternatively, you can get free two-hour parking on some side streets. If you’re around Mountain Village you can park for free at Meadows Run parking, the Gondola parking garage, Heritage parking garage, South Village parking center, Town Hall Plaza parking, and North Village parking center. Parking garages that offer overnight parking include Gondola Parking Garage which charges around $25 per night and Heritage Parking Garage which charges around a $35 maximum in a 24-hour period.

Telluride car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

9,0

Wonderful

56 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.0

2 locations in Telluride

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Locations in Telluride

1500 Last Dollar Road

+1 970 369 4995

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:30 - 15:00
Sunday09:30 - 15:00

2000 Airport Road

+1 970 240 8464

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 17:30
Sunday08:30 - 17:30

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6,0 Okay

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Easy to return. They could have done better by giving me the compact sedan I reserved instead of a large Galdiator.

2,0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
USB in car did not work and we had no music or GPS for 1 week. Manager at location refused to give discount. I will never rent from Hertz or via Kayak again if I do not get a Credit on this rental.

4,0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy location to access

Cons:

Stuck driving a cargo van with "Hertz" plastered on the side through the Rocky Mountains. Not the easiest of drives in a vehicle I was not comfortable driving.

6,0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off was quick and easy

Cons:

Car was much smaller than expected. Said Nissan Pathfinder or similar (and I know it says not guaranteed) but we got a Kia Sorento which was a lot tighter than we were planning for. Had to have bags in laps/etc. Why not just tell us exactly the car we were reserving? Doesn't seem that hard

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff in Montrose provided excellent & friendly customer service. The nice lady was also very helpful in providing directions to the Black Canyon.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The Hertz rep in Telluride was very profesional and courteous.

Cons:

Nothing.

1 out of 12

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,5

2 locations in Telluride

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Locations in Telluride

2100 Airport Rd

+1 833 969 2391

Monday09:30 - 15:0019:30 - 20:30
Tuesday09:30 - 15:0019:30 - 20:30
Wednesday19:30 - 20:3009:30 - 15:00
Thursday09:30 - 15:0019:30 - 20:30
Friday09:30 - 15:0019:00 - 20:00
Saturday19:30 - 20:3009:30 - 15:00
Sunday09:30 - 15:0019:30 - 20:30

2210 Industrial Dr

+1 970 240 3835

Monday08:00 - 12:3013:00 - 17:00
Tuesday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 12:30
Wednesday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 12:30
Thursday08:00 - 12:3013:00 - 17:00
Friday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 12:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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2,0 Poor

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Reservation was made FINE months ago! When I arrived, they had NO automobiles available for rental at all!

5,6 Fair

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The final price was higher than promised. $419 versus $368 due extra taxes and fees charged by airport authority. Reason stated was rental was made at an offsite location. However, the offsite location does not rent cars. The day before rental Enterprise called to confirm pickup. Stated the pickup would be at the airport. The clerks would not honor the rental agreement. I was not told of the extra fees and taxes until drop off.

1 out of 1

Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Telluride

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Locations in Telluride

Telluride Regional Airport

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Alamo

No score available yet

One location in Telluride

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Locations in Telluride

2100 Airport Rd

+1 844 370 2399

Monday19:30 - 20:3009:30 - 15:00
Tuesday19:30 - 20:3009:30 - 15:00
Wednesday19:30 - 20:3009:30 - 15:00
Thursday19:30 - 20:3009:30 - 15:00
Friday19:30 - 20:3009:30 - 15:00
Saturday09:30 - 15:0019:30 - 20:30
Sunday19:30 - 20:3009:30 - 15:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were very great and accommodating! We had a luggage issue and not only did they make sure we got a car with a little bigger trunk, you actually felt cared for in the process. Very kind staff.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was flexible and helpful accommodating my schedule

Cons:

Check the fuel level in your rental vehicle at time of pickup, mine was 3/4 full

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was extremely helpful and friendly

Cons:

Nothing

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I love driving the Yukon. The car was waiting right outside the airport and I was able to drop it back off right there also. Such good customer service. Thank you.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly efficient staff, nice car.

Cons:

Price. Current shortages meant that a rental that cost $98 several months ago, cost $480 on my most recent trip. This was true for all rental companies, not just Alamo.

1 out of 2

National

No score available yet

One location in Telluride

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Locations in Telluride

2100 Airport Rd

+1 844 370 2401

Monday09:30 - 15:0019:30 - 20:30
Tuesday09:30 - 15:0019:30 - 20:30
Wednesday09:30 - 15:0019:30 - 20:30
Thursday19:30 - 20:3009:30 - 15:00
Friday19:30 - 20:3009:30 - 15:00
Saturday19:30 - 20:3009:30 - 15:00
Sunday19:30 - 20:3009:30 - 15:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2022

KAYAK
our flight was delayed hours, but the staff held the car for me. pick up was simple, no hassle, fast and drop off was the same. great renting experience

1 out of 1

Payless

No score available yet

One location in Telluride

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Locations in Telluride

2100 Airport Road

+1 970 240 8320

Monday20:30 - 21:0008:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:3020:30 - 21:00
Wednesday20:30 - 21:0008:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:3020:30 - 21:00
Friday08:30 - 17:3020:30 - 21:00
Saturday08:30 - 17:3020:30 - 21:00
Sunday20:30 - 21:0008:30 - 17:30

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8,8 Very Good

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off stunk. I hate dropping off without a staff person visually observing the vehicle.

Cons:

Staff refused to observe the car.

8,0 Very Good

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was clean, the service was quick and Team on the desk was helpful

Cons:

We specifically wanted a small car for first-time driver but received a SUV as the smallest available.

8,0 Very Good

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Service engine light was on from the moment i got in the car. tires were very loud. Sounded like snow tires or needed to be rotated.

2,0 Poor

Mar 2023

KAYAK
We were not given the 15 passenger van that we reserved--instead we were given a 7 passenger SUV for our 7 adults, skis, and luggage. We barely fit into the car and were not offered a refund or alternative.

1,9 Poor

Sep 2021

KAYAK
I booked through you and had a confirmation number. But when I arrived they said they were all sold out of cars.

5,9 Fair

Aug 2021

KAYAK
Counter had excellent service. Door handles interior was sticky. Price was way too high!

1 out of 3

VIPCars Recommendation

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2 locations in Telluride

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Locations in Telluride

2100 Airport Rd, Montrose, , USA Colorado

+1 914 368 0091

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Telluride County Arpt, 1500 Last Dollar Road -

+1 914 368 0091

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
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Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
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82 travellers who hired a car in Telluride gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.4

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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