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Cheap Car Rentals in Iowa

Des Moines, IA, United States
20 Feb — 27 Feb
Driver's age: 26-65
Des Moines, IA, United States
Tue 20/2
Noon
Tue 27/2
Noon

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Iowa?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Iowa and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 13 February 2024.

January

$89

February

$96

March

$104

April

$91

May

$102

June

$114

July

$122

August

$112

September

$94

October

$97

November

$96

December

$94

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Iowa is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Iowa

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Iowa and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 13 February 2024.
Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Standard

Standard

Full-size

Full-size

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Luxury

Luxury

Pick-up truck

Pick-up truck

Supplier choice

Supplier choice

Standard SUV

Standard SUV

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

Compare available car types for rental in Iowa

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Iowa to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 13 February 2024.

Small cars

$66 - $231

All Car Types

$66 - $412

To hire a small car in Iowa, you would pay an average price of $76/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Iowa (~$66/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is June (~$231/day). In fact, August is about 14% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Iowa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Iowa, hiring a small car saves you 39% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Top rental agencies in Iowa

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Iowa known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 4 car hire companies in Iowa. Reviews were last updated on 13 February 2024.

Budget

10.0
Wonderful
1 review2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.1
Very Good
14 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.9

Value

8.1

Hertz

6.1
Okay
5 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.6

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

5.3

Value

5.3

Avis

5.4
Fair
5 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Overall

5.4

Pick-up/drop-off

5.1

Value

5.4

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Iowa, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 13 February 2024.

What is the cheapest hire car found in Iowa?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $88/day when booking a car hire in Iowa. The absolute best deal a user found was for $88/day from Alamo, booked on Feb. 19.

What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Iowa?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Iowa from the following companies over the past two weeks: Budget ($101/day), Alamo ($106/day), and National ($182/day).

Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Iowa?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Super Cheap (10.0 rating), Signature Rent A Car (10.0 rating) and Priceless (9.2 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Iowa.

What are petrol prices like in Iowa?

The average price of petrol in Iowa is $1.47/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $66 and $95 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

How much does it cost to hire a car in Iowa for a week from Alamo?

Alamo is one of the most popular car hire companies in Iowa, offering car hire for around $617 per week on average.

How far in advance should I hire a car in Iowa for the best price?

Booking in advance not only ensures a better chance of getting your vehicle of choice, it can save you up to 33% on your car hire. For a below average price in Iowa, Cheapflights recommends booking your car hire at least 28 days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month in Iowa?

Yes, renting a vehicle in Iowa for a month is certainly possible.

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