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Duluth car hire information

Pick-up locationDuluth
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Hire locations12
Airport locations9

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Duluth

  • Car hires in Duluth offer tons of benefits compared to public transport. With a hire car, you will have all the time to explore the regions at your preferred pace and time. Duluth is known for its natural beauty and great views; hiring a car will enable you to experience a scenic drive along the various parts of the city, especially the North Shore Scenic Drive along Lake Superior. Multiple attractions in Duluth are more easily accessible by car than public transport, including the Enger Tower, Jay Cooke State Park, Spirit Mountain, and Gooseberry Falls State Park.
  • The main airport in Duluth, Minnesota, is Duluth International Airport (DLH). The on-site car hires in Duluth include Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National. The car hires in Duluth Airport are in the baggage claim areas of the airport terminal. You can pick up your car after completing the hiring process outside the baggage claim area. Ensure you have a valid driving licence, identification documents including passport or national ID card, credit cards, and other documents needed to complete paperwork for hiring a car at the Duluth car hire companies.
  • Duluth has a hilly terrain close to Lake Superior and Skyline Parkway. Adjust your driving to lower gears and engine braking when descending steep hills. The hilly regions may be challenging to drive during winter; therefore, ensure you have a stable vehicle with a good braking system when visiting Duluth. Duluth is bike-friendly; consequently, you will encounter several cyclists on the dedicated bike trails and lanes. Be mindful of the cyclists and keep a good distance, especially when entering intersections. In downtown Duluth and major attractions, look out for pedestrians jaywalking and yield to pedestrians on crossings.
  • Duluth experiences rush hours during residents’ work commute from 07:00 to 09:00 and 16:00 to 18:00, especially on major roads leading to and from the city centre. Avoid Interstate 35 and Highway 53 during rush hours, as they get increasingly congested. Several bridges in Duluth, including the Aerial Lift Bridge connecting Minnesota Point to Canal Park, also experience increased traffic during peak hours and on special events days. Duluth experiences winter from December to February, affecting driving as roads may be icy, slippery, and with reduced visibility. Ensure you hire a vehicle with winter tyres, including a four-wheel drive to manoeuvre the icy roads and for good visibility.
  • Book your car hire in Duluth at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about car hire in Duluth

  • How much is the price of fuel in Duluth?

    The average price of fuel in Duluth is £3.03 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £36 and £48, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Duluth?

    Intermediate (Nissan Rogue or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Duluth.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Duluth?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Duluth?

    An Intermediate car hire in Duluth costs £47 per day, on average.

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Duluth?

    Most car hire providers in Duluth offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Duluth, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Duluth?

    Duluth has well-maintained roads and highways; therefore, consider hiring a mid-size or full-size car, as they offer ample space for passengers and luggage. The vehicle offers comfort and manoeuvrability on the roads you may encounter in Duluth. When visiting Duluth during winter, consider an all-wheel drive with better traction and handling to manoeuvre the winter roads.

  • What’s the speed limit in Duluth?

    The speed limits in Duluth are 25 mph in residential areas, 30 mph in city streets and urban areas, and 65 mph to 70 mph on major roads and highways. The speed limits in Duluth may change occasionally; therefore, ensure you check out for any speed signage to stay within the limits. There are various speed limit cameras in designated high-risk areas to improve safety. Ensure you drive within the required speed limits to avoid possible fines.

  • Where are the best places to park in Duluth?

    There are several parking options that you can go for in Duluth, both paid and free. Free car parks include Canal Park, Leif Erikson Park, Enger Park, and Thompson Hill Rest Area. Paid car parks in Duluth include Downtown Duluth Parking Ramps, Canal Park car park, Miller Hill Mall, and Medical Facilities. You will pay for on-street parking at pay stations or the parking meters. Car parks and ramps have hourly and daily rates. The cost of parking in Duluth is about $1 (£0.77) to $2 (£1.54) per hour for on-street parking and $1 (£0.77) to $3 (£2.32) per hour for parking ramps and car parks. Consider using the Park-and-Ride facilities, which offer free and paid parking, then use public transport to your destination to avoid the hassle of looking for parking, especially in downtown Duluth.

Duluth car hire reviews and directory

Avis

8.9

Very Good

40 reviews

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

8.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

8.4

One location in Duluth

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Locations in Duluth

4701 Grinden Drive

+1 218 727 7233

Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday08:30 - 17:30
Sunday08:30 - 17:30

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2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I was sitting at the Philadelphia airport waiting for my flight when I received a call from Avis telling me that they would be closed when I arrived at 9:48 from Chicago. I live in a remote rural area, and was completely stranded in Duluth. It seems to me that

Cons:

It seems to me that if you have a car rental, someone should stay at the desk until the last flight comes in. The later, the more urgent this is.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Cost 225 and staff

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy and fast pickup, friendly staff.

9.6 Wonderful

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes, easy pickup and drop off.

Cons:

All was good.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff, great car, seamless process

8.4 Very Good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was helpful. Extended the reservation to one week because I wasn’t sure how long I would need the car and then dropped it back down to the original price when it was only one day after all.

Cons:

Low comfort rating is because the car (2019 Volkswagen Jetta) beeped loudly whenever the door was open while idling. I was delivering newspapers and over 7 hours I had to open the door probably 150 times. Fried my nerves and I have never despised a car so much in my life. But not Avis’ fault.

1 out of 7

National

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

9.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.4

Value for money

7.4

One location in Duluth

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Locations in Duluth

4701 Grinden Dr

+1 218 727 7426

Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 23:59

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2021

KAYAK
Acknowledged the wait time and accommodated. Friendly and kind.

1 out of 1

Hertz

9.9

Wonderful

6 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.5

One location in Duluth

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Locations in Duluth

4701 Griden Drive

+1 218 623 1051

Monday09:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59
Friday09:00 - 23:59
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The woman working was very helpful, and knowledgeable.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The agent confirmed she would remain there beyond the usual closing time if my flight arrived later. She was extremely nice and did not try to push additional options. I received better vehicle than expected. The agency and the vehicle were at the terminal.

Cons:

Everything went great.

9.6 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off very easy and positive. Nice vehicle to make for a great trip

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.1

Wonderful

14 reviews

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.2

Value for money

8.7

2 locations in Duluth

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Locations in Duluth

301 East Central Entrance

+1 218 722 5800

Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

4701 Grinden Dr

+1 218 727 7426

Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 23:59

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Alexa is the branch manager in Duluth at Central Entrance. She was extremely helpful in a very busy time. I was stuck with a car that just didn't work for us, and she was able to move things around to enable myself and my kids to make it back to Minneapolis to catch our flight. outstanding customer service. Very efficient as well.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to reserve on line.

Cons:

Showed up & they wanted an additional amount for the rental as well as a deposit. Nothing is mentioned about this hen you te reserve on-line about additional fees or deposits. This was a nonairport Location. So t rent at this location again.

9.6 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff at Enterprise in Duluth. Very accommodating staff. Will use again in the future.

Cons:

The car would chug when you are starting to accelerate after being at a stoplight. When I returned the car I let them know of the problem only to find out it is a feature on the car for emissions/fuel economy? It would have been nice to know that ahead of time.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

fast service got a better car than expected

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

I was greeted warmly right away, and taken care of immediately. When I needed to extend my rental, it was handed very easily over the phone. When I brought the rental back, I was given a driver immediately to take me over to the repair shop where my vehicle was.

Cons:

I can't think of anything.

1 out of 2

Budget

8.3

Very Good

29 reviews

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

7.8

3 locations in Duluth

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Locations in Duluth

2500 Mall Drive

+1 218 740 1460

Monday09:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59
Friday09:00 - 23:59

4535 Airport Approach Road

+1 218 727 7685

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4701 Grinden Drive

+1 218 727 7685

Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday09:30 - 23:59

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Great, helpful staff and free upgrade

8.0 Very Good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was nice, Mitz Outback. Staff was very accomodating and friendly.

Cons:

I would not have changed anything.

10.0 Wonderful

Sept 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Linda was super nice and helpful. Pick up and drop off couldn't have been easier.

Cons:

I could smell that someone had smoked in the car before, but they kept the car nice a clean.

5.6 Fair

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The 23+% sales tax was Highway Robbery, nobody told me about that !!

3.6 Poor

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

the drop off guy was great

Cons:

they over charged me, i had to walk the parking lot to dig my rental out of snow, they didn’t release my deposit right away.

9.2 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Duluth in general is ridiculoudly expensive for car rentals. More competition is needed.

1 out of 6

Alamo

7.9

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.7

One location in Duluth

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Locations in Duluth

4701 Grinden Dr

+1 844 378 0636

Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 23:59

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2.0 Poor

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I made my reservation online to rent a car on 1/30/2017 and bought the auto insurance to go with it. The charge of $45 was billed immediately and I was to pay for the car when I checked in. He told me I couldn't get the car bc I didn't have a Credit Card in my name...I was upset bc I've never been denied a rental before and it was a huge inconvience for me. I didn't complain, and went on my way. However, the insurance charge is still showing on my account and was never reversed at time of check in. I asked the employee who worked front desk, but he said he couldn't help me. How do I go about getting these charged reversed? Thank you for your time, Holly Thomas

Cons:

See above

7.6 Good

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Price, car was clean, I was able to book easily online (and at the last minute).

Cons:

No economy available, was given a Ford Focus (which has terrible visibility). Also wish there was a pick-up and drop-off downtown rather than only the airport option.

1 out of 1

Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Duluth

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Locations in Duluth

Duluth International Airport

Opening times not available

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Acar Auto Rental

No score available yet

One location in Duluth

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Locations in Duluth

2521 Miller Trunk Hwy

218-722-4181

Opening times not available

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Duluth

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Locations in Duluth

4701 Grinden Drive

Opening times not available

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97 travellers who hired a car in Duluth gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.7

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Good to know

Most popular car type

Intermediate

When to book a car hire in Duluth

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Car hire insurance in Duluth

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Duluth car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend being aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Duluth.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a non-deductible option to your Duluth car hire.