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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

The Eastern Iowa Airport
Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$54.36 per day
Southeast Iowa Regional Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$66.66 per day
Des Moines International Airport
Compact
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$73.20 per day
Des Moines International Airport
Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$81.00 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Des Moines International Airport
Full-size
Jeep Wrangler Sahara Cabrio or similar
Jeep Wrangler Sahara Cabrio
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$82.38 per day
Southeast Iowa Regional Airport
Premium
Volkswagen Passat or similar
Volkswagen Passat
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$73.49 per day
The Eastern Iowa Airport
Luxury
Audi A4 or similar
Audi A4
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$88.31 per day
Des Moines International Airport
Full-size Elite
Audi A5 Sportback or similar
Audi A5 Sportback
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$99.16 per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 09:26 on 2024-07-13. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
USD
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+1
Average car rental price
$77 per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
56 - 72 km/h or 35 - 45 mph
Speed limit out of town
88 - 104 km/h or 55 - 65 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Average gas price
$0.99 per liter or $3.75 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$0.79 per liter or $2.99 per gallon
Highest gas price
$1.44 per liter or $5.45 per gallon

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

The cost of renting a car in Iowa 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 in Iowa
January
$50.49
February
$64.69
March
April
May
$141.03
June
July
August
$79.41
September
October
$57.65
November
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Iowa is February — when rental costs average $50.49 per day. This is 36% cheaper than the yearly average and 64% cheaper than renting a car in June (when prices average $141.03 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.

What’s the average rental length in Iowa?

How long renters typically keep their vehicle sometimes varies depending on the time of year. Travelers tend to keep their rental cars longer in September — an average of 13 days. They tend to keep them for a shorter time in November — an average of 3 days.
Average number of rental days in Iowa
January
7
February
8
March
April
May
5
June
July
August
13
September
October
3
November
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Iowa?

Based on how many customers search for a car in Iowa, the most popular month is February, while the least popular is September.
Monthly searches in Iowa by pick-up date relative to the average
January
125%
February
125%
March
April
May
125%
June
July
August
63%
September
October
63%
November
December

Car rental information

Car rental locations 27
Airport locations 6
Popular suppliers Payless, Alamo, Hertz, Dollar
Popular car categories Small cars, Premium cars, Large cars, SUVs
Lowest price $54 per day
Cheapest supplier Dollar

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Payless Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
Alamo Volkswagen Jetta 4 2 Large cars
Alamo Nissan Maxima 5 3 Premium cars
Hertz Volkswagen Jetta 4 2 Large cars
Dollar Mazda CX-5 5 3 SUVs

Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Hertz
7.8 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Payless
7.5 / 10
Total rental companies
8
Average daily price
$77.32
Lowest daily price
$54.36
Total cars available
1530

Top 8 suppliers in Iowa in 2024

Alamo
Alamo
Good 7.8 / 4 reviews
3 locations
$73 - $184
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.8
10 locations
Budget
Budget
Good 7.7
8 locations
$67 - $198
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.7
1 location
$54 - $101
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.7
18 locations
$74 - $227
National
National
Good 7.7
3 locations
$75 - $229
Avis
Avis
Good 7.6
9 locations
Payless
Payless
Good 7.5
1 location
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