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

Colorado Springs Airport
Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$61.10 / per day
Colorado Springs Airport
Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$81.60 / per day
Colorado Springs Airport
Economy
Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$127.09 / per day
Colorado Springs Airport
Compact
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$132.26 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Colorado Springs Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar
Toyota Corolla Sedan
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$133.21 / per day
Colorado Springs Airport
Premium
Volkswagen Passat or similar
Volkswagen Passat
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$138.35 / per day
Colorado Springs Airport
Mini Van
Chrysler Pacifica or similar
Chrysler Pacifica
  • 7
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$143.07 / per day
Colorado Springs Airport
Standard Elite SUV
Audi Q3 or similar
Audi Q3
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$170.45 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 10:49 on 2024-06-22. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English, Spanish
Currency
USD
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+1
Average car rental price
$123 per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
32 - 48 km/h or 20 - 30 mph
Speed limit out of town
64 - 104 km/h or 40 - 65 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Average gas price
$0.88 per liter or $3.33 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$0.71 per liter or $2.69 per gallon
Highest gas price
$1.05 per liter or $3.97 per gallon
Colorado Springs Airport

Airport travel guide

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 Colorado Springs rather than Denver. Also, don’t miss the amazing Garden of the Gods nature park located just outside the city. It is one of the best day trips from Colorado Springs.

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, Sun Country, Southwest, 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 $61 per day
  • Medium cars - from $67 per day
  • Vans - from $143 per day
  • Premium cars - from $138 per day
  • Small cars - from $80 per day
  • SUVs - from $65 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 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 Coffee Shop at Bristol and a marketplace. The rest of the restaurants are located airside. These include the fast-food options of Pizza Hut Express. 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.
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Airport info

Rating
7.4
  • Getting to the airport 8.4
  • Check-in and departures 9.3
  • Terminal facilities 7.3
  • Wi-Fi 7.3
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.2
  • Lounge 6.2

Colorado Springs Airport (COS)

  • IATA: COS
  • ICAO: KCOS
  • Name: Colorado Springs Airport (COS)
  • Distance from city: 6 miles / 9.7 km

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Colorado Springs Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Colorado Springs Airport varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day at Colorado Springs Airport
$40.58
January
February
March
$22.78
April
$63.14
May
$69.42
June
$49.42
July
$62.53
August
$62.40
September
$68.95
October
November
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Colorado Springs Airport is April — when rental costs average $22.78 per day. This is 59% cheaper than the yearly average and 67% cheaper than renting a car in June (when prices average $69.42 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Colorado Springs Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in April the average rental period is 8 days, while in June, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average number of rental days at Colorado Springs Airport
7
January
February
March
8
April
6
May
5
June
6
July
8
August
5
September
5
October
November
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Colorado Springs Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Colorado Springs Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Colorado Springs Airport in September, while they are least likely to rent in in January.
Monthly searches at Colorado Springs Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
52%
January
February
March
52%
April
155%
May
77%
June
129%
July
52%
August
181%
September
103%
October
November
December

Car rental information

Popular suppliers Dollar
Popular car categories SUVs, Large cars, Medium cars
Lowest price $61 per day
Cheapest supplier Dollar

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Dollar Honda CR-V 5 3 SUVs
Dollar Honda Civic 4 2 Large cars
Dollar Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
Dollar Ford Focus 3 2 Medium cars
Dollar Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Dollar Mazda CX-5 5 3 SUVs
Dollar Ford Expedition 5 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.

Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Hertz
7.8 / 10
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Lowest-rated company
Dollar
7.5 / 10
Total rental companies
7
Average daily price
$123.39
Lowest daily price
$61.10
Total cars available
505

Top 7 suppliers at Colorado Springs Airport in 2024

Budget
Budget
Good 7.8
+17195971271
7770 Milton E Proby Parkway
$82 - $220
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
Enterprise
Good 7.8
+17195916644 / +18333360427
7770 Milton E Proby Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80916
$132 - $287
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:45
Tue:07:00-23:45
Wed:07:00-23:45
Thu:07:00-23:45
Fri:07:00-23:45
Sat:07:00-23:45
Sun:07:00-23:45
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.8
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
Alamo
Good 7.7
8333360429
7770 MILTON E. PROBY PARKWAY,
$127 - $266
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Avis
Avis
Good 7.7
+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
National
National
Good 7.7
+18888266890 / +18333360428
7770 Milton E Proby Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80916
$133 - $288
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Dollar
Good 7.5 / 4 reviews
7192203357
7770 Milton E Proby Parkway
$61 - $212
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
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