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Kalispell, MT, United States
28 Sep — 5 Oct
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Kalispell, MT, United States
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Pick-up locationKalispell
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Kalispell car hire reviews and directory

From £24/dayRated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
Most popular
Cheapest deal
9 Excellent (142 reviews)
1 location in Kalispell
Alamo
Locations in Kalispell
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
7.9 Good18 Sep 2021
Got off to a rough start as we had to wait for an hour and a half to get our car after we checked in. The attendant said that the car was being cleaned and should be ready in 15 minutes. She would call our name when it was ready. We, along with others, waited and waited. The attendant would disappear unless new customers were at the counter and another person would come out every so often and call a name. Our name was never called. Finally, after over an hour, I caught the attendant before she disappeared and told her we had been waiting a long time. She asked me my name and I gave it to her. She then looked and said, "Oh, you already picked up your car!" I said obviously, we hadn't. She said so and so called your name. I didn't argue. She couldn't figure out who had gotten "our" car, which she said was a Kia Soul, a lower model than what we reserved. Finally, she gave up and said "I will just have to give you the Buick Envoy," which turned out to be a little bit better for us than the sedan we had reserved. This was good since we were going to keep it for 16 days (and ended up driving 3500 miles). When we turned the car in, the amount billed was less than I expected. The receipt showed that they didn't start charging us until 3 days after we picked it up. I don't know why they did this (no explanation), but it made the initial hassle worth it in the end.
10.0 Excellent25 Aug 2021
Wanted a Ford Edge, got a Toyota 4Runner that got 15-20mpg relatively a gas hog, only redemption was it has shift on the go was nice through Sequoia NP, and radar cruise control, was nice where traffic is light on esp 2 lane US hwy's.
7.9 Good3 Aug 2021
When we showed up at midnight to pick up our vehicle, we were informed that it was not ready because it had to be cleaned. There was only one staff member and she was working as hard as she could to clean all the cars (as there were other people waiting before us). We waited almost an hour. This was especially disappointing because obviously Alamo knew when we were landing and when our reservation began, so a car should have been ready.
10.0 Excellent9 Jul 2021
Everything went as planned.
10.0 Excellent6 Jul 2021
Pick up and drop off was smooth and easy.The car needed GPS because the area had no cell service, so getting driving directions was difficult. The cost was also exorbitant.
10.0 Excellent23 Jun 2021
Car had good handling, braking, and acceleration. Everything appeared to be functioning appropriately. The car safety technology was helpful.
6.0 Good9 May 2021
I asked for a full size car, was given a compact SUV, was told that was an upgrade. Negative, the Chevy Malibu I requested has more cubic square feet over all than that compact SUV. We had a wedding party for our daughter's wedding and wanted the space, but I could barely get our luggage in this compact, much less more people with room.
10.0 Excellent8 May 2021
Staff was friendly and drop off was easy. Agent even asked if they could have done something to make my rental better. Great Alamo team in Kalispell at FCA.May just be a mountain thing and all cars being parked outside but car was pretty dusty.
10.0 Excellent2 May 2021
yes and very efficient, no wait time, very nice car , easy return!Nothing
10.0 Excellent22 Apr 2021
I was pleased with the car and rental experience.
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (40 reviews)
1 location in Kalispell
Enterprise
Locations in Kalispell
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent6 Sep 2021
Friendly prompt service
10.0 Excellent22 Aug 2021
The staff was on their toes and really nice to interact with! They were busy but kept up! I was impressed with everyone’s attitude at this location. 😊
7.9 Good21 Aug 2021
The shuttle was fast and efficient. We felt a bit like we had to deal a lot of upselling that made the pickup process longer than need be. However, we were grateful to receive the cars we reserved given the limited supplies across the U.S., and especially grateful to even get an upgrde on one of the vehicles.
7.9 Good24 Jul 2021
We asked and paid for a full size car but didn’t get one. It was fine but pretty tight with our family and our luggage.
10.0 Excellent18 Jul 2021
Easy process nice people. Still do not understand why all rental companies put 2 key fobs on a wire cable
1.9 Horrible12 Jul 2021
Terrible experience. My flight was canceled and after calling enterprise with notification that I will be late about 3 hours I was told that the branch where I was supposed to pick up the car closes 30 minutes before my arrival and I will have to wait till next morning. Unacceptable. I canceled my reservation.
4.0 Okay18 Mar 2021
we were able to pick up the car quicklyThe car itself was not good. When we asked if the car had 4 wheel drive we were told we would be fine without it without ever inquiring into where we were going-we could’ve used four wheel drive. While driving just along the highways themselves the car had difficulty maintaining speed and struggled at the slightest incline. The Bluetooth connection in the car was spotty at best; not to mention if you need to plug your phone in it wouldn’t play navigation from that phone anymore. If any of us had been traveling alone with this vehicle it would’ve been almost dangerous trying to read navigation from our phones the whole time. Having a good system for navigation on a rental car should absolutely be standard.
10.0 Excellent23 Oct 2020
We did a one way rental and everything went as planned. Staff at both enterprise locations were efficient and very professional.We arrived early into Whitefish and had hoped to pick up our vehicle early but there was insufficient inventory. Not the company’s fault but some flexibility would have been ideal.
8.8 Excellent8 Oct 2020
Staff at Enterprise is always superior. Helpful, fun, friendly.this one cost a bundle and it was a mid-size SUV.
10.0 Excellent16 Jun 2020
The woman running the place when I picked up the car was terrific! Friendly, well-informed, helpful.
Rated no. 3
Avis
8 Excellent (42 reviews)
1 location in Kalispell
Avis
Locations in Kalispell
  • 8.1
  • 8.4
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible19 Aug 2021
How about your company puts in bold faces lettering in the main body of the email that you need a major credit card! Not every person has them, nor carries them. And guess what, Alamo next door would’ve rented to us if they had any vehicles left. Dollar Rental in Columbia Falls gave us a bigger car, for an entire day longer, at a cheaper rate and didn’t require us to have a credit card. I’m telling everyone about my fantastic experience at Dollar Rental!
1.9 Horrible6 Aug 2021
Car was not very clean and had high mileage. But the real problem was that Avis charged 517$ on top of the final invoice just 3 days after drop of without any information why and what that charge was for. The car was returned fully filled with gas and no additional damage. We have videos of the car before and after. At the end we pid over 750$ for a car for one day. What a trap.
10.0 Excellent17 Jun 2021
This location is great, right outside the doors when you land. The folks were friendly and super helpful. Our car was newer, cleaned and on full for our fun hiking trip.
10.0 Excellent3 Mar 2021
The front desk was super accommodating. Friendly and organized staff.Nothing
2.0 Mediocre18 Feb 2021
dollar rental was very friendly and helpful. When our flight was delayed Avis would not assure us that we would have a suv to rent.If someone is willing to pay for a suv even though they can't pick it up when planned, they should make sure the suv is there when they get there.
2.0 Mediocre17 Oct 2020
This was at Glacier National Airport in Kalispell, MT. Made the reservation with Avis because the value was reasonable and they were open at 8 AM when I needed to pick up the car and make it to an appointment. Arrived at 8 AM and two people at the counter, neither of which could rent me the car because they did not work the front desk. They said the person was running late and would be in shortly. Thirty minutes later, the front desk person was still not there. Could not wait any longer so I went to Budget and they had just what I needed and for the same price. Avis lost the rental and a customer.
8.0 Excellent16 Sep 2020
The tires on my rental required filling every other day. As soon as I left the lot, the tire light came on....luckily nothing happened and they didn’t deflate completely but I still feel like this should have been looked at prior to me driving
10.0 Excellent8 Sep 2020
The Staff was friendly but didn't talk my ear off, the Vehicle was newer & in great shape. It also got decent gas mileage for a big ford expedition, about 20 MPG. Pick Up & Drop Off was a breeze & took less than 5 minutes for both.I thought the $1,300.00 Price Tag was Pretty Steep for 6 Days, especially since the last day I dropped the vehicle off between 7:30 & 8:00 AM.
2.8 Mediocre1 Aug 2020
Nothing. Staff was incredibly rude. First vehicle (PREMIUM SUV) was scratched horribly and filthy. Went back in and thrown second set of keys to a comparably filthy suburban. Staff didn’t walk vehicle and it was never cleaned.
8.0 Excellent24 Sep 2019
I usually choose to fill the tank before returning the vehicle, but their scare tactic did not sit well with me. They said, if you do not return the car with the gas tank completely full we will charge you what it would cost to refill the entire tank (not just any missing).
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Rated no. 4
Budget
9.1 Excellent (14 reviews)
1 location in Kalispell
Budget
Locations in Kalispell
  • 8.8
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
7.9 Good29 Jul 2021
Due to chip shortage, my daily rental was over 250/day without buying any insurance. Due to pandemic, I couldn’t postpone this vacation and had to rent. I couldn’t/can’t blame Budget for this but it does relate to my stating not used to not getting what I paid for. Budget was great in all other areas.
10.0 Excellent28 Jul 2019
ALL GOOD ! ! !
10.0 Excellent6 May 2019
Super easy drop off. Young lady at the counter when I picked up was incredibly helpful and friendly.Literally nothing
10.0 Excellent17 Sep 2018
Best car rental companyQuick and easy to understand instructions for rentals. Very informative. Beth showed us the car we would be using, so that we wouldn’t get confused and she also offered the best choice for us, since there are some age restrictions. She also gave us unlimited mileage which was a huge bonus for us! We will be booking with Budget again soon! Thanks Beth!
10.0 Excellent20 Jul 2017
The car was new and clean. Budget charged exactly the fee that was quoted. Quick service at the airport.
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Rated no. 5
Thrifty
8.9 Excellent (19 reviews)
1 location in Kalispell
Thrifty
Locations in Kalispell
  • 8.4
  • 9.2
  • 9
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent19 Aug 2021
Although the interior of the car was not as clean as I would have liked, I realize it's not business as usual at this time. The price for the SUV was excellent, but that was due to reserving the vehicle 11 months in advance. The ridiculously low price was honored when I arrived and pick-up and drop-off took no time at all. Again, this was in Kalispell, MT in a very small airport. After hearing horror stories of vehicle shortages at agencies, my biggest fear was there being no vehicle at all when I arrived. I phoned Thrifty at the airport 2 weeks before my trip and was assured there were plenty of SUVs.
7.9 Good18 Jul 2021
Thrilled to get a vehicle at all, but the expense for 2 days was extraordinary. A lot of confusion about whether the vehicle was at or off-airport. The reservation email sent us to town some 10 miles away for pick up which was at the airport. Some confusion about returning the vehicle and depositing the key inside at the vacant kiosk. The vehicle was clean and worked well, and almost an essential component for a visit to Kalispell and environs.
10.0 Excellent13 Jun 2021
They were friendly and gave us a great car. It was very simple and easy.The seats in the car were stained and some other areas were also dirty. They need to be more thorough.
10.0 Excellent9 Jun 2021
Friendly, helpful staff, no pressure to buy additional coverages, fast service, easy return.Cost!!!!!!
6.0 Good8 Jun 2021
The staff was very friendly.The tires were inflated to odd levels of pressure from 28 to 40 pounds per square inch. We had to go to a station and have them inflated and deflated. It took an hour out of our trip to find a station with an air pump.
6.0 Good27 May 2021
at drop off, I explained that the gas tank was FULL. After reviewing the bill before boarding my flight, I discovered that I was charged for the cost of $97 for fuel. I had to go back to the agent (behind the security) and she corrected it. I find this annoying as it is a basic component of checking out a rental car. Other attendants go over the statement LINE by LINE. Not at this station. Peculiar, With kind regards, Roger van den BerghPlease pay attention at checkout.
10.0 Excellent18 May 2021
Very friendly staff, no line and easy rental process.I wasn't sure how to return the vehicle - had to take keys to the desk unlike other rental experiences where someone is there waiting to check you in or you leave the keys in the car. Signage would have helped as we were in a rush.
4.0 Okay3 Mar 2021
I liked the rental once I got one.The first rental not properly working, it wouldn’t start up right away, the car had several dents and scratches on the car, it also smelled like smoke. When I made the reservation counter aware, they acted as if there wasn’t a problem. Business as usual.
10.0 Excellent14 Aug 2019
Friendly staff and super easy pickup / drop off.I had no other expectations to be met that were not. Very pleased.
9.6 Excellent21 Jan 2019
The staff was incredibly helpful and to-the-point. He did not try to sell me any add-ons or unneeded extras, and got us in and out very quickly. The car was top-notch (I don’t think a Chrysler 300 fits in the “compact” category that we paid for, but we certainly didn’t complain) and drove very well.We found a bit of trash in the backseat and the trunk. Nothing shocking, but we did end up cleaning out more trash than we added to the car.
Rated no. 6
Hertz
8.8 Excellent (8 reviews)
1 location in Kalispell
Hertz
Locations in Kalispell
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent21 May 2021
Super friendly staff. Very easy rental and return. One of my better rental experiences.
10.0 Excellent30 Jul 2020
Got car I needed and everything went quick and smoothNothing
4.0 Okay23 Jul 2018
I ordered a large suv and got a mid size insteadThecar was ok but not what I ordered. They offered me $20 off per day which frankly was an insult. They initially offered me a hundai sonata which would totally not work for 4 large adults. I booked the car 3 months ago so I gave them way more lead time than necessary,As above
9.2 Excellent30 Aug 2017
Knowledgable and friendlyCheck in and paperwork were simpleParking lot is 100 yards from the terminal and in the dirt.
10.0 Excellent4 Jul 2017
The best van i ever rentedwould aways prefer unlimited miles did not like the restriction as we were out west in a national park
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Rated no. 7
National
8.1 Excellent (19 reviews)
1 location in Kalispell
National
Locations in Kalispell
  • 8.5
  • 7.9
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre18 Sep 2021
Waited for an hour and a half to get our car after traveling all day. The office was obviously understaffed, and everyone who asked about the delay was told that it would just be a few more minutes. Vehicle was dirty with trash still in it from the previous renters.
7.9 Good28 Aug 2021
Good service. Good pickup and return. Very expensive. We were told there were no cars to rent. So price was high. But there were lots of cars there. We paid far too much.
10.0 Excellent22 Aug 2021
Easy to work with and upgraded my vehicle when requested.
7.9 Good22 Aug 2021
Easy pickup and return
10.0 Excellent30 Jul 2017
Loved our KIA SOULI liked the Soul for our travel car, plenty of room, very good visibility and the four door mini wagon had plenty of pep in the mountains, solid driving and might consider buying one in the future.absolutely nothing, perfect rental
2.0 Mediocre9 Jun 2017
Bait and switch, Booked "Chrysler 200 or similar," They put us in a Kia sub-compact and charged us an additional fee for a Toyota I will be disputing charges,
6.0 Good6 Jan 2017
the car had very poor heating elements and the winprice and friendliness of staff at rental counterthe car did not drive well; the seats were uncomfortable; and the defrost system did not operate properly. Also, the sound system was substandard and didn't allow iPod compatibility for long car ride.
10.0 Excellent26 Nov 2016
Great value. Only rental in Kalispell with unlimited miles
Rated no. 8
Payless
8 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in Kalispell
Payless
Locations in Kalispell
  • 8.4
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 8.4
  • 8
Recent reviews
3.6 Mediocre25 Aug 2020
Received an upgrade even though we didn't want it.Receptionist was extremely rude the entire time, accusing us of spreading covid-19. Double charged by company and still fighting to receive a refund as they have quit responding to my emails.
10.0 Excellent21 Sep 2019
Staff was very helpful. Needed and extra rental day and was no problem getting it done
8.8 Excellent22 Jun 2018
Mileage limit surpriseVehicle rented was good. Pickup was good.Didn't know there was a mileage limit. It was a new vehicle that when it got hot smelled of burning rubber.
Easirent
1 location in Kalispell
Easirent
Locations in Kalispell
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Sunnycars
1 location in Kalispell
Sunnycars
Locations in Kalispell
Recent reviews
289 travellers who hired a car in Kalispell gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.7

Car hire locations in or near Kalispell

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Average price

£29/day

Good deal

£24/day

When to book a car hire in Kalispell

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Car hire excess insurance in Kalispell

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Kalispell car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Kalispell.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Kalispell car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Kalispell

  • Plonked amidst various scenic lakes and beautiful national parks, renting a car in Kalispell is definitely a must to seize the chance and explore not only inner Kalispell and its casinos, but also the breathtaking surroundings encasing the city. Flathead Lake, for instance, is only a 15-minute ride away, and within a 1-3 hours’ drive you can be in the many surrounding refuges and national forests to explore the beautiful scenery of Montana.
  • The Glacier Park International Airport lies about 10 miles north of Kalispell and sports various car hire agencies on the airport grounds, including Avis, Hertz, Alamo, and National. The four agencies are located at the terminal close to the Baggage Claim area, and within approximately 20 minutes travelers can be at the center of Kalispell. There are also further off-site agencies that offer shuttle services to and from the airport.
  • Montana has particularly scenic and breathtaking scenery, but it is also a pitfall when it comes to concentrating while driving. Remember to stay focused and don’t let the wonderful surroundings distract you. Drunk driving and distracted driving are still the most common reasons why accidents are caused here. Make sure to take regular breaks, especially when driving over longer stretches of road, and change drivers regularly if possible.
  • When venturing out of Kalispell to explore the surrounding parks, make sure to adapt your speed to the winding mountain roads, especially in winter. When visiting Kalispell in winter, generally ensure that the hire car is properly equipped and has winter tires attached. Also, if necessary, rent snow chains and carry some snacks, a blanket, and a thermos with you. When driving in Kalispell, also bear in mind that, due to the piled up snow on either side, the streets will be narrower.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Kalispell for £24 or less
  • Book your car hire in Kalispell at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Supplier choice car hires in Kalispell are around 60% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Kalispell

  • One car hire company which has updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected is Alamo

  • On average a hire car in Kalispell costs £29 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire company in Kalispell is Alamo (9.0, 166 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Kalispell is £2.56 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £31 and £41, depending on the car size.

  • Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Kalispell.

  • The only car hire company onsite at Glacier Park airport is Alamo.

  • The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Glacier Park airport to off-airport locations is Alamo.

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

  • A Supplier choice car hire in Kalispell costs £24 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Kalispell costs £25 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Kalispell costs £26 per day, on average.

  • In Kalispell, cars are most frequently hired at Alamo 4170 Us-2 (1 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Kalispell costs £200 per week (£29 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Kalispell costs £856 per month (£29 per day).

  • Opting for a 4-wheel-drive car in Kalispell is definitely a good choice -- and not only in the winter. With gravel roads, winding mountain roads, and wintery conditions all a possible part of the experience, it is better to have a car which provides the essential traction. The SUV is still one of the most popular cars for this area, so opting for one will also make you blend in with the locals better.

  • Unless posted differently, 25 mph is allowed to be driven within the city of Kalispell, but, especially during the cold months, it is imperative to adjust your speed and slow down considerably. On some highways, drivers can go up to 80 mph, but some also only permit 70 mph, so check the signs on the right-hand side.

  • To fill up their tank, travelers will have to pay around $2.75 per gallon in Kalispell -- but some petrol stations like Costco or Cenex tend to be cheaper, with prices as low as $2.69. Before venturing into the mountains, ensure the tank is full, as petrol stations are not available in very remote areas.

  • There are various possibilities for parking in Kalispell, from metered on-street parking to parking garages and lots. When parking on the street, always read the signs for time restrictions and prices, though usually fees apply Monday to Saturday between 9am and 9pm. Alternatively, there are also parking garages and lots available in the city or at the airport.