Car Rental at Colorado Springs Airport

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Colorado Springs Airport, Colorado Springs, USA - Colorado
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$113.96 per day
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$126.61 per day
Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$139.30 per day
Compact
Kia Soul or similar
Kia Soul
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$142.95 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
VW Jetta or similar
VW Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$134.06 / per day
Luxury
Cadillac XTS or similar
Cadillac XTS
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$201.41 / per day
Premium
Ford F-150 or similar
Ford F-150
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$201.64 / per day
Compact
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$117.25 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:00 on 2022-05-16. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Country code
1
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Colorado Springs Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Colorado Springs Airport (COS) is the second-busiest airport in Colorado after Denver International Airport. It serves the city of Colorado Springs as well as the rest of southern Colorado. 

With many sites to see in the southern part of the state, including Pikes Peak, the town of Durango, and Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado Springs can serve as the perfect entry point for a summer vacation.  It is a much smaller airport than Denver International and much easier to get in and out of. So if planning a trip to southern Colorado, you should certainly consider flying into COS rather than Denver. 

Though most of the state’s ski resorts are more conveniently reached from Denver, two are within decent driving distance of Colorado Springs. Those are Ski Coop and Monarch Mountain, both located west of the city.

Main airlines

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, and United Airlines are the only carriers that serve the airport.

Terminals

COS only has one terminal. Though that terminal has two concourses, only one has ever been used commercially. There are 12 gates that are in use.

Location

The airport is located roughly 10 miles southeast of downtown Colorado Springs. The drive usually takes about 20 minutes.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $134 per day
  • Medium cars - from $119 per day
  • Vans - from $186 per day
  • Premium cars - from $201 per day
  • Small cars - from $116 per day
  • SUVs - from $240 per day

Car rental desks

All of the car rental agencies have desks located in the baggage claim area.

Services and facilities

Though the second-busiest airport in the state of Colorado, Colorado Springs Airport is not large. It, however, has all of the services and facilities one would expect of an airport. There is one lounge, the Mortgage Solutions Financial Premier Lounge. It is a membership-based lounge but is also available to most airline program members. There is a Visitor Information Center in the baggage claim area with friendly volunteers that provide information about both the airport and the Colorado Springs Area. There is a cluster of hotels just outside the airport. Most of these provide a free shuttle service to and from the airport. This is useful for an early morning flight as you could return your rental car the night before and use the shuttle to get to and from the airport. There is a taproom of the local Bristol Brewing Company landslide in addition to Novo Coffee and a marketplace. The rest of the restaurants are located airside. These include the fast-food options of Pizza Hut Express and Quiznos. There is also a full-service restaurant. With just one concourse, all travelers have access to every food and retail outlet at the airport.

Nearest gas station

If coming from either direction on I-25, the nearest gas station on the way to the airport is a Loaf ‘N Jug on Drennan Road which is right off the parkway leading to the airport. If instead, you are traveling south along CO-21 to reach the airport, there is a Conoco station just before you reach Astrozon Blvd.

Airport info

Rating
8.1
  • Getting to the airport 7.0
  • Departure and check-in 10.0
  • Terminal facilities 6.7
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.3
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.9
  • Lounge 1.7

Colorado Springs Airport (COS)

  • IATA: COS
  • ICAO: KCOS
  • Name: Colorado Springs Airport (COS)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Distance from City: 6 miles / 9.7 km SE of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: 719-550-1972

Top 6 Locations near Colorado Springs Airport

  1. Car Rental in Denver South from $150.54 per day
    111.5 km / 69.3 miles away
  2. Car Rental at Denver Airport from $46.35 per day
    117.4 km / 73.0 miles away
  3. 127.7 km / 79.3 miles away
  4. 185.0 km / 114.9 miles away
  5. 324.7 km / 201.8 miles away
  6. 332.6 km / 206.7 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Colorado Springs Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Colorado Springs Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Colorado Springs Airport
January
February
March
April
May
June
$67.62
July
August
September
October
November
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Colorado Springs Airport is July when prices for an Economy class start from $67.62. You can see that this is < 1% cheaper than the yearly average and < 1% cheaper than renting a car in July (when rental prices start at $67.62 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Colorado Springs Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in January the average rental period is 8 days, while in September, the average rental period is only 3 days.
Average Rental Length
8
January
8
February
March
7
April
7
May
8
June
7
July
8
August
3
September
6
October
8
November
8
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Colorado Springs Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Colorado Springs Airport in June, while the fewest number of travelers rent in February.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
65%
January
58%
February
March
72%
April
94%
May
197%
June
171%
July
149%
August
79%
September
67%
October
73%
November
76%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Dollar Mazda 3 2 2 Large cars
Dollar Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Dollar VW Jetta 2 2 Large cars
Dollar Chevrolet Equinox 4 3 SUVs

FAQ

Will I have to take a shuttle to get my rental car?
No, all the rental desks are in the baggage claim area and the rental cars themselves are just outside the terminal.
Can I travel with the car to Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona?
Yes, you can almost always take a car rented at COS to the surrounding states. Be sure to confirm this in the rental conditions or with the supplier just in case, though.
How old do I have to be to rent a car in Colorado?
You have to be at least 21 years old to rent a car in Colorado. If you're under 25, you'll have to pay a Young Driver Fee as well.
Can I drive the car on an unpaved road?
No, almost all rental suppliers forbid taking their cars on unpaved roads. Doing so will void the rental agreement and any coverage you may have.

Top 7 Suppliers at Colorado Springs Airport in 2022

Alamo
Excellent 8.6
8333360429
7770 MILTON E. PROBY PARKWAY,
$114 - $211
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
+17195916644 / +18333360427
7770 Milton E Proby Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80916
$127 - $207
National
Excellent 8.5
+18888266890 / +18333360428
7770 Milton E Proby Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80916
$132 - $212
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+17195971271
7770 Milton E Proby Parkway
$139 - $363
Working hours
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Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.4
7192203357
7770 Milton E Proby Pkwy
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Dollar
Excellent 8.4
+18664342226
7770 Milton E Proby Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80916
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.3
+17195962751
7770 Milton E Proby Parkway
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
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