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Top tips for hiring a car at Colorado Springs airport

  • Colorado Airport (COS) has many ground transfer options to the city center, but none provides an excellent travel experience as a Colorado Springs Airport rental car when it comes to comfort, convenience, freedom, luxury, and flexibility. Freedom of movement to any spot in the city at any given time is the primary advantage of renting a vehicle from a car rental at Colorado Airport (COS). Whether you'd like to access the Creekside Event Center for business or US Olympic and Paralympic Training Center, you can do so straight from the airport. Additionally, a rental car is always at its peak performance, thanks to its regular maintenance and safety checks.
  • When traveling with family members or business colleagues, there may be more than one driver in the car holding a driving license. However, that doesn’t mean you have to take turns behind the steering wheel. Unless unavoidable, drive the rental by yourself until the last day you return it to your preferred rental company. If you plan to use an additional driver, kindly check the terms and conditions of the rental contract or consult with your rental agency.
  • Is your flight departure in a few hours, and you have to return your rental vehicle? Your car rental at Colorado Springs Airport (COS) provides a straightforward car return procedure. Follow the overhead signs leading to the car rental stations and complete the return procedure with your agent. Perhaps you have a late flight departure and you have to return the car during the after-hours; simply park the vehicle in the designated parking lot and lock it. Complete the contract and toss the car keys in the drop box situated in the returns section.
  • You won't find driving in Colorado Springs that difficult, but you can expect some bottleneck sections as you advance toward the city center in the morning. The rush hour starts at around 6 am, although many people start commuting to work before then. Traffic gets heaviest from 6.30 am to around 8.30 am and from around 4 pm to 6 pm, and we recommend that you drive during the off-peak hours to enjoy fairly moving traffic.
  • Book your car hire at Colorado Springs airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car at Colorado Springs airport

  • Where are car rental operators located at Colorado Airport (COS)?

    Onsite car rental companies are conveniently nestled in the baggage claim area. Some are located along Milton E Proby Parkway, and the vehicles are available onsite in the nearby parking lot. Other alternative car rental operators are located along 232 N Circle Drive. They are off-site companies that are more likely to have lower-than-airport prices and offer courtesy shuttle services from the flight hub's arrival terminal.

  • What requirements are there when renting a vehicle at Colorado Airport (COS)?

    For a car rental at Colorado Springs Airport (COS) agent to rent out a vehicle, the renter must be 21 years and above and have a valid-government-issued driver's license. However, you can expect to incur underage surcharges if you're aged between 21 and 24 years, with a limited range of car models and types to choose from. Additionally, you'll need to present a sufficiently funded credit/debit card issued under your name by a recognized financial institution.

  • Can I rent a car at Colorado Airport (COS) without a credit card?

    Fortunately, you can rent a car from the Colorado Airport (COS) company without a credit/debit card, although some terms and limitations come with that. The car rental at Colorado Springs Airport (COS) will require you to give a certain amount as a down payment. Therefore, you must stow sufficient funds for your vehicle rental and the related insurance cover. Most rental agencies limit the type and brand of car you can rent without a credit card to mostly economy cars and standard sedans.

  • What is the best car hire company at Colorado Springs airport?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire company at Colorado Springs airport is Budget (7,9, 56 reviews).

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Colorado Springs airport?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Colorado Springs airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, and National.

Colorado Springs Airport car rental reviews and directory

Budget

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

7.7

One location in Colorado Springs Airport

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7770 Milton E Proby Parkway

+1 719 597 1271

Monday06:00 - 23:59
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2,0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
overcharged against contract

2,0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Beware. About a week after our return we received a letter igniting we would be charged $450 because the exterior of the car was too dirty. $450 to wash a car???? We were caught in rain and drove on a dusty gravel road. The Jeep was a 4x4. The interior of the car was returned in spotless condition. There was no damage to the exterior, etc. It was dirty. Beware.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup at COS was easy for FastBreak members. Bypassed the line, picked up the keys in 30 seconds. The Mazda CX-9 was larger than what we had reserved, which came in very handy. The car was clean and in very good condition. Drop off at COS was super easy--a courteous attendant took the info and within a couple minutes we were inside the terminal.

Cons:

The car was a bit pricey ($80/day) and LDW coverage (had I gotten it) would have been another $35/day.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and helpful. I will only use budget in the future!!

Cons:

All good!

2,0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The agent asked me if I wanted an SUV instead of the sedan I’d originally rented because I had my family with me. He said absolutely nothing about an upcharge, upgrade, or any additional cost. As rental car companies often upgrade for free, I took that to be the situation here. But when we received the bill they’d charged us significantly more for the SUV. We were also three hours late returning the car but they charged us an entire day extra. Never using Budget again.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

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I reserved a full size car at the airport. My flight was delayed and by time I got to the rental counter no one was around even though they were still supposed to be open. I ended up having to uber from the airport and back in the morning, costing about 2 days worth of the rental car. I finally get the car the next day and it's a Kia Optima, nice car but mid-sized not full size. Then when I return the car at the end of the week, I topped off with gas before returning, I'm charged a $10 fuel surcharge because they say they gave me the car with 18.5 gals of gas and I returned it with 17.6 gals. $10 for 1 gal of gas that I was supposedly less from when I started, when there is no digital gauge in the car to tell me exactly how many gals I have in it when I started. And guess what. The Kia Optima only has a 18.5 gal fuel tank. So it is impossible to return with 18.5 gals because there is no fuel station in the parking lot.

1 out of 19

Dollar

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.6

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7770 Milton E Proby Parkway

+1 719 220 3357

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
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6,0 Okay

Feb 2024

KAYAK
I asked for an all wheel drive vehicle and was not given one which I was not aware of until getting stuck. For the rest of my time I could not drive up to my accommodations and had to have elderly travel companions walk up a snow covered icy driveway several times due to the fear of getting stuck again. Both of them fell. Given the conditions of my travel in the mountains of CO the vehicle was inadequate.

8,0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of pick up and drop off

Cons:

Was hoping for Chrysler style with stow and go seats. Made use difficult but we managed

2,0 Poor

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Didn't get to pick up rental car because they were closed.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, convenient on-site (airport) location

9,6 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Instructions on pick up at COS would have been very helpful. We had to make 3 trips around the terminal to get to the correct place to obtain car.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was apologetic.

Cons:

There was no rental car available.

1 out of 23

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10,0

Wonderful

36 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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7770 Milton E. Proby Parkway

+1 833 336 0427

Monday07:00 - 23:45
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8,0 Very Good

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Very quick and easy return

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I was anxious about renting a car for the first time and was traveling solo with two small kids. Every single Enterprise employee was genuinely kind, friendly and helpful. Its obvious that the company manages well and values its own employees ... because only happy employees give great customer service.

Cons:

Nothing

2,8 Poor

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Inaccurate pricing

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car I booked was not available. I was instantly upgraded to a fabulous car....Enterprise is always the best.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Never got to Colorado Springs because we couldn't get a car in Dallas!

8,0 Very Good

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Smelled like cigarette smoke.

1 out of 4

Alamo

8,3

Very Good

83 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.4

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7770 Milton E. Proby Parkway

+1 833 336 0429

Monday07:00 - 23:45
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4,0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Late evening pickup, rainy night, COS airport. Guy at pick-up counter said that it wasn't possible to inspect car for damage at the moment, so I should just take photos and let him know if there were any problems. Darkness and rain made good inspection impossible. Next morning, noticed a significant issue with wheel. By this point I was half a state away and it was hard to prove that the damage existed when car was picked up. All very shady. Spend nearly three hours trying to reach Alamo COS by phone, and it cannot be done. Calling national Alamo help numbers or even the airport itself yielded no results. They cannot be reached, period. National help lines for Alamo were unable to resolve situation, all told me I had to call specific COS location, but no one was able to give me that number. A disaster.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop off was easy and we really liked the car being a newer car. It was very comfortable as well

Cons:

We had to wait in line for over an hour to get a car. Having more employees would be great. There was only one guy working for a few different companies

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The ease of making the reservation and the friendless of the staff at Alamo

Cons:

Nothing

2,0 Poor

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I was given a car that needed oil change in first hundred miles (I was taking it for over 1000) and I had to fill up air twice in tires. Still waiting for someone to get back to me for a possible refund weeks later

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very candid and helpful.

Cons:

Nothing could have been better.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy, convenient, no problems

1 out of 17

Avis

7,7

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

7.3

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7770 Milton E Proby Parkway

+1 719 596 2751

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
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6,0 Okay

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Pick up was quick and easy. Drop off was an issue. I took a photo of the mileage and fuel gauge to show but was just asked for the keys. I was billed for not fueling the truck. Ended up having to call customer service due to being incorrectly charged for not filling the truck

7,6 Good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Vehicle delivered to me with a flat tire, cracked windshield, a dirty interior windshield, and duct tape on the windshield and roof.

3,6 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff at Colorado Springs airport was friendly and efficient as well as the customer service representative I spoke with about my extra charges and despite the fact that he couldn't eradicate the excessive charges he was kind and sincere.

Cons:

I am aware that Gunnison Airport has few travelers this time of year and was not surprised when there wasn't an agent at the desk when I returned my vehicle, however I was unknowingly charged a $100 cleaning fee and would like an explanation of why at the time I returned the car.

4,4 Mediocre

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

They rented a car with an already flat tire.

Cons:

They could have looked at the car before renting it. Then after I mentioned the problem, they could have fixed it. Instead someone came and filled it with air, that then leaked out again. Had to catch a ride back to the airport and abandon the car in a gas station parking lot.

3,6 Poor

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

COST and GAS RIPOFF!!! I rented a minivan for a family visit. Picked up the van and almost immediately the tire air pressure light came on. I put air in all the tires and the light went out. The next morning, this light came on again. I put air in the tires again and drove back to Avis to exchange the car. On the way the light came on again so I knew there was a serious problem. I filled the tires for the 3rd time and drove straight to the Avis place. Upon arrival they offered to change the tires or swap to a new vehicle. I elected to swap. They then proceeded to charge me $9.99 per gallon for half tank of gas. When I complained that the vehicle had a problem since I picked it up and I brought it straight back, they said they weren't sure where the tire problem occurred and I should've filled it first before returning. I said I was concerned about the tire going flat and being stranded, they shrugged. As result, my $220 3-day rental cost me $406!!! Never again.

8,4 Very Good

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The courtesy counter experience was very quick, friendly and efficient. I was given the Chevrolet Cruze, which was a comfortable drive, but $88 per day was way too expensive.

Cons:

The price. it should have been no more than $50/day, tax included! $88 is ridiculous! Three days was essentially a weekly rate.

1 out of 5

Hertz

7,2

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

6.5

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7770 Milton E Proby Pkwy

+1 719 220 3357

Monday08:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2022

KAYAK
The woman at the desk was very helpful, professional and provided excellent customer service.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
great job and very nice car! Thanks!

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Very easy to select the vehicles

Cons:

The price

3,6 Poor

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Good in mileage

Cons:

Smell discusting, I have to take the car to car wash to get rid of the smell.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Zero complaints!

Cons:

All was good

4,4 Mediocre

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Service at the airport counter was professional and friendly.

Cons:

Car had a loud rattle noise from the front suspension over every bump. Brakes would suddenly grab -- very non-linear. Cabin airflow was dismal -- even with the ventilation fan on max.

1 out of 6

National

6,8

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

6.9

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7770 Milton E. Proby Parkway

+1 833 336 0428

Monday07:00 - 23:45
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10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Roomy vehicle. Comfortable price! Waited up late to help us get car.

Cons:

Nothing.

1 out of 1

Easirent

4,6

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232 N. Circle Drive

+1 719 634 1914

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7770 Milton E. Proby Parkway, Colorado Springs, , USA Colorado

+1 914 368 0091

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401 travellers who hired a car in Colorado Springs Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.8

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