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Saint Paul, MN, United States
31 Oct — 7 Nov
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Saint Paul, MN, United States
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Saint Paul car hire information

Pick-up locationSaint Paul
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, People carrier, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations19
Airport locations10
Popular agenciesAlamo, Thrifty, Budget, Avis, Dollar

Cheap car hire in Saint Paul

Economy£100/day
Compact£91/day
Intermediate£103/day
Standard£107/day
Full-size£107/day
People carrier£223/day
Full-size SUV£198/day
Premium£121/day
Luxury£123/day
Intermediate SUV£151/day
Standard SUV£173/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Saint Paul car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (128 reviews)
1 location in Saint Paul
Alamo
Locations in Saint Paul
  • 9.1
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay22 Aug 2021
A check of the car when I picked It up from the airport. Damage was noticed when I turned the car in and I do not know when it occurred.
10.0 Excellent31 Jul 2021
Alamo was great. Seamless experience.
4.0 Okay2 Apr 2021
Price was $50 higher than the reservation.Lower price or a better car.
8.0 Excellent18 Mar 2021
Staff unable to check whether I could use AARP or AAA discounts at time of check-in. Said I needed a “code.” Or maybe a secret handshake?Rental vehicle did not have a snow brush snd it snowed 2 of the 5 days I rented the vehicle. Come on - it’s Minnesota March weather madness! I was clearing dude windows with my forearms!
8.0 Excellent5 Jan 2021
Drop off was easy. Pickup we were in a line of about 30 people. Men working hard & fast to get cars, but very backed up.
10.0 Excellent28 Oct 2020
Drop off was a breeze
8.8 Excellent17 Sep 2020
I drove from Minnesota to California which included very smoky areas near fires in Oregon and California. I wanted to make sure I had a good spare tire before I left. There wasn't a spare tire. The attendant said the rental cars don't have spares. He gave me a number to call if I needed assistance. The problem is there was no cell service in many areas. Getting a flat tire in the fire ravaged areas would have been very dangerous possibly deadly to my health. Spare tires should be in each vehicle!!
6.0 Good3 Sep 2020
Drop off was easy.The inside and outside was not clean - poor job with vacuum.
10.0 Excellent31 Aug 2020
Fast n easyMore large suv options
7.2 Good30 Aug 2020
Checkout procedure was about as fast as I've ever had it. Very simple and quick.I rented Ford Edge or similar, but got some Mitsubishi clunker. I think most people know Mitsubishi is not a quality car maker. You could tell right off that the car was not of great build quality inside and out. It got to where I needed to go, but pickup was poor and there some stutters with the transmission multiple times during the 3 day rental.
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Rated no. 2
Thrifty
7.6 Good (275 reviews)
1 location in Saint Paul
Thrifty
Locations in Saint Paul
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible22 Sep 2021
The woman at the check in did everything to get me to upgrade. She spent 20 minutes doing so while there were several people in line to pick up their cars. She was on the verge of deceptive practices and she almost got me to sign up for all the insurance and a nice luxury car until I saw the bottom line. I shared I spent a lot of time selecting exactly what I needed online and she was a jerk. I will look else where for my next vehicle.
1.9 Horrible22 Sep 2021
The counter agent disappeared for 45 minutes while I was 5th in line. I had to wait for the Hertz agent to process all of their customers before she began helping the Thrifty customers. I spent an hour an 20 minutes just waiting to get to the counter. I will not use Thrifty again.
3.9 Mediocre13 Sep 2021
We’ll sadly, when we checked in, I had a hard time understanding the girl who helped us. Between the mask, plexiglass screen and her accent, it was tough. The car? I realize I picked a compact but this car was sad. I didn’t realize that the American auto makers made such a cheap car. Poor riding, tiny and under powered. I certainly didn’t feel safe in this car (Chevy Spark). You get what you pay for tho, I guess. There was no one there when we came back to drop off the car, but I guess that wasn’t such a big deal. The car rental rate was never clear. If I paid what the girl at the front desk tried to advise, it was a good rate…..but a crappy car.
7.9 Good1 Sep 2021
The rental car was nice but wasn’t clean and the pickup at MSP airport was very quick and convenient.
1.9 Horrible28 Aug 2021
Not only were the cars not ready, you couldn't understand the agents. There were 20 or so of us picking up cars and we all had to wait longer for cars of any sort. I know masks are still required but if the agents don't speak clearly, situation becomes much worse. Not to mention, they were understaffed.
10.0 Excellent7 Aug 2021
In such a heartbreaking time for our family we our so very thankful for the service from MSP to Sea tac.
1.9 Horrible4 Aug 2021
No car when we got there. Hour and a half wait or forced to take more expensive vehicle
1.9 Horrible2 Aug 2021
We had to wait at least 1-1/2 hours in line to pick up the car. There was only one customer service rep working and should have been multiple people working. At one point there was no one behind the counter!
1.9 Horrible12 Jul 2021
My husband and I paid for a rental in advance via wisecars but he lost his wallet on the trip out. So when we got there we try to rent the car using my license. They said this could not be done and we needed to contact the helpdesk at wisecars. This seemed ridiculous in that rental companies always include spouses on the rental. Nevertheless we tried to contact wisecars but it was not possible either via online platform or by telephone. We tried for an hour and a half. Eventually we had to rent another car at a different place at a much higher day-of rate and have not heard back from wisecars. This admin glitch cost us a thousand dollars for no reason whatsoever.
2.0 Mediocre21 Jun 2021
Eveything. I waited nearly 3 hours for a car that I had reserved. The whole experience was absolutely despicable. Never again.
Rated no. 3
Payless
7.4 Good (417 reviews)
1 location in Saint Paul
Payless
Locations in Saint Paul
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 6.8
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible10 Aug 2021
In the time of COVID you would expect to get a vehicle that is very clean. Not the case. We picked up our Ford Expedition at the MSP Airport for a road trip out west. It was disgusting inside. Chewed gum left in the cup holders, sticky stuff spilled on the seats, spills in the cupholders, no vacuuming whatsoever, crumbs and crackers on the floor and seats, not to mention the outside didn't even look like it had gone through a car wash. In addition, the light came on to say it needed an oil change and the Oil Life indicator said 0%. We checked the oil. It was low and what was there was filthy. Wound up cleaning the car inside and out ourselves. I tried calling Payless and was sent from person to person. Finally got a small amount of money back -- $140 on a $1050 rental. No one could help me with the oil situation. Would only say I could return it for another vehicle but they didn't have any left in the size we needed. Finally put some oil in on our own, just in case. Overall, a very disappointing experience.
5.9 Okay30 Jul 2021
The car was not clean, they also charge little more money I don’t know why, because I return the gas more than what I get the car. Thanks
5.9 Okay19 Jul 2021
The car was dirty when we picked it up. There was a gumball in the cup holder, hair ties in the door pocket and one in the front cup holder. The carpet wasn’t vacuumed very well either. It was very disgusting.
4.0 Okay18 Jun 2021
Everything
2.0 Mediocre5 Mar 2021
I got a letter 3 weeks after the return that claimed I smoked in the car and there was excessive smoke smell. I did not smoke, never have smoked in my life. They are charging me $450 and I have petitioned their customer service multiple times. They keep escalating it to another bureaucratic level of the business to hand off the problem to the next customer service representative. I will be reporting them to the Better Business Bureau and I will be filing a consumer fraud report to the Attorney General's Office of Illinois. This company has absolutely committed fraud and is trying to find a way to book extra revenue. I will never do business with the Avis Budget group (the company that owns Payless) ever again.
8.0 Excellent14 Aug 2020
nothing in particularnothing in particular
7.6 Good16 Jun 2020
Staff was friendly and professional at both pick-up and drop-offAt pick-up they switched to a different vehicle which was an "upgrade" to a mid-sized SUV for the same price. Appreciated that, but once I left MSP I realized that the vehicle had not been washed or re-filled with gas, and so the Fuel light went on almost immediately (36 miles left). So I had to immediately gas up. The net of this was that I returned the vehicle with 150 miles left, and therefore bought more gas than I actually used. I documented the issue on the day of pickup and took a photo of my gas purchase...so at least I didn't get hit with a fuel surcharge. But it would have been better for things to have been done right from the start.
9.2 Excellent17 Mar 2020
Staff was friendly, especially the drop-off staff. Car was clean and operated well.Pickup process was a bit slow. The counter guy didn't actually call for the car until I arrived at the counter. It obviously wasn't ready when I got there.
5.6 Okay12 Sep 2019
Pick up and drop off were AWFUL. Told they would bring the car to us. 10 people standing around waiting. Took over 30 minutes to get the car. Return just as bad. Numerous people just walked away leaving their cars as there was NO ONE there to check them back in.Pick up and drop off experience. Need more people to do this. Not enough staff .
9.2 Excellent26 Aug 2019
The pick-up and drop off was very convenient. There was less of a line than other vendors, and only a short wait for the car to be made available. Location of pick-up and drop off very convenient at the airport.They didn't specify drop off details, we just assumed it was the same location as pick-up. With the construction it's a maze to get in and out of rental location with the car.
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Rated no. 4
Dollar
7.3 Good (138 reviews)
1 location in Saint Paul
Dollar
Locations in Saint Paul
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent20 Oct 2021
There was only one person working the counter and it took around 40 minutes to get checked out.
3.9 Mediocre13 Sep 2021
The car had multiples dents and blemishes all around it. When I asked a Dollar employee to document the dents, she told me that they don't do that any more. Said I should just take pictures of each and then show them to Dollar if they try to say I caused the dents. Putting the burden on me to prove I did not do something after the fact when I am telling them about it ahead of time is wrong. And since I don't get anyone to check in the car upon return (you leave the car and they mail you a receipt later), again the burden is upon me to prove I did not do something after the fact.
10.0 Excellent30 Aug 2021
had to wait-out of vehicles, did a pre drive walk around and did not look at the drivers door-got to first stop and noticed dent, had a sticker on it but wanted to contact your lovely Asian CSR-what a nightmare just to contact the MSP airport division to verify-absolutly shameful! Anyway Miriam the original MGR to see us out was nice enough to scratch the fuel charges as we waited 2 hrs to get a vehicle! All good in the end-see you next year! Todd Kimmes tjkimmes@msn.com
10.0 Excellent25 Jul 2021
Great service and reasonable upgrade which really helped. The online reservation system was super buggy and required multiple attempts to get the rental confirmed.
4.0 Okay30 May 2021
2nd car was okFirst car smelled of smoke and had a confusing fuel gauge.
2.0 Mediocre23 May 2021
They had a carI reserved a mid size pickup for almost $200 a day and was given a ‘managers choice’ vehicle. So for $200 a day I drove the smallest car they had- a Chevy Spark. It was a complete ripoff.
4.0 Okay18 May 2021
I paid for a large SUV ahead of time and when I arrived to pick up my car, I was told there were none in stock and I would have to pay to “upgrade” to a minivan. This doubled the price of my rental. It was infuriating to pay for a reservation only to be told it wasn’t available and I would have to pay more.
2.0 Mediocre18 May 2021
Location at terminal closed, no signs to tell you where to go. Ordered a full size SUV and was provided a small suv. When questioned about full-size I was told, because it had 7 seats, it was full sized. Will never be renting from dollar again.
6.0 Good28 Jan 2021
Only negative comment is there was taxes and fees that were not mentioned when renting through kayak...around $200.
5.6 Okay26 Jan 2020
The car is what I liked and the call centerThe service, the renting policy before showing up, the customer service reps there need more training and learn how to talk to people I got sent away 3 times times to getting a car and money wasn’t the issue horrible 1st time renting a car in my 26 years of life.
Rated no. 5
Budget
7 Good (141 reviews)
4 locations in Saint Paul
Budget
Locations in Saint Paul
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible30 Sep 2021
The line for Budget rentals at MSP had 48 people. The other car rental companies had 0-5 people in line. There appeared to be one employee working the Budget line but he was also working for at least two or three other car companies. It took an hour to get through that line, and then the employee could not find my reservation. Luckily I had my printed version. At that point he said I had to see a manager five flights up, since my reservation was not in his computer. I went there and had to stand in line all over again. The process to get the car was 92 minutes overall.
1.9 Horrible19 Sep 2021
Awful company! They hold a huge security deposit without telling you, so using a credit card vs a debit may be the better way to go, but overall, I won't rent from them again. Customer service was awful when I called about that charge, happy to have returned the car and be done with them.
10.0 Excellent10 Sep 2021
I would have liked to have the owners manual in the glove box. I was not familiar with some of the features of the vehicle and could not look it up in the manual. Other than that, it was all good.
10.0 Excellent8 Sep 2021
The cost is insane these days. The service was excellent.
10.0 Excellent26 Aug 2021
BUDGET WAS OUT OF CARS BUT OFFERED ME A PICK-UP TRUCK FOR THE SAME PRICE AS THE COMPACT. THE AGENT WENT THROUGH ALL THE PAPERWORK QUICKLY AND I WAS ON MY WAY!
10.0 Excellent15 Aug 2021
Friendly and efficient staff. Location was handy for businesses in downtown St. Paul. Office/lobby was small.
1.9 Horrible9 Aug 2021
I ordered the car at a certain price and when I picked it up the price had doubled.
1.9 Horrible8 Aug 2021
I have a problem with the staff not communicating effectively
1.9 Horrible20 Jul 2021
The contact personnel were very nice and courteous. However, on Thursday morning shortly before leaving DC for MN, I got a very nice call telling me that no cars were available. I understand that there may have been issues with returning vehicles, but a paid reservation should be the greatest priority. Additionally, my credit card was charged a $50 fee in Virginia Beach, VA, even though we were not even close to that location.
10.0 Excellent15 Jul 2021
Excellent service! We were able to exchange for a larger vehicle without a big hassle.
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Rated no. 6
Enterprise
8.6 Excellent (41 reviews)
3 locations in Saint Paul
Enterprise
Locations in Saint Paul
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent14 Jul 2021
Everything was great. MSP Airport makes pick up and returns very convenient. Only recommend that Enterprise purchase U.S. made Weathertech products to keep floors and other surfaces easier to clean. Thanks for being a proud sponsor of the NHL.
8.0 Excellent4 Apr 2021
Staff were super friendly and efficient. Pick up and drop off was easy. Super flexible letting us pick up early.Blind spot warning on mirrors was not working.
10.0 Excellent13 Oct 2020
Staff is always very friendly and make every effort to serve me.not a thing
10.0 Excellent10 Sep 2020
The car, the extremely helpful and friendly service.I am completely satisfied with everything the Saint Paul-University Enterprise site does and provides.
6.8 Good8 Aug 2020
Staff was friendlyThe vehicle was not very clean. It was still wet from,I’m assuming, a wash they had just given it. It was quite dusty on the inside as well.
10.0 Excellent3 Aug 2020
Yes, the staff were all very kind and helpful.
9.6 Excellent30 Jul 2020
Everything was easyNothing
10.0 Excellent11 Mar 2019
Quick check out. Faster than most.
8.4 Excellent3 Dec 2018
The Suburban made it up mountains and through blizzards with no problems, roomy and comfortable.The Enterprise location was an hour from our home.
10.0 Excellent8 Oct 2018
Agents were friendly and helpful and efficient
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Rated no. 7
Avis
7.8 Good (45 reviews)
4 locations in Saint Paul
Avis
Locations in Saint Paul
  • 8.1
  • 8.3
  • 7.7
  • 7.2
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent15 Aug 2021
Counter personnel were great, vehicle wasn’t properly cleaned prior to pu. Interior still had debris & exterior unwashed
10.0 Excellent19 Jun 2021
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The pick-up and drop-off experiences went well. We enjoyed renting a brand new car. Thank you for your excellent service.
4.0 Okay8 Jun 2021
Rude staff
6.0 Good23 Mar 2021
Customer service need to get better
9.6 Excellent28 Nov 2019
Very friendly staff, super easy to pick up and drop off.The car was a little messy. Found bits of food trapped in the cup holders and gear box.
9.6 Excellent26 Nov 2019
Friendly staff, free upgrade when reserved vehicle was unavailable.Need to be able to contact Avis MSP directly for Lost and Found. Need option for reporting items left at Avis office. Young son forgot blue backpack with tablet computer, gift books, and art supplies. It has not yet been found. Lost and Found ID 12359969.
8.4 Excellent14 Nov 2019
Yes, the staff was very friendly and helpful. I think that the wait in line was longer than it needed to be. But overall the experience was pleasant given that I wasn't in a hurry.I think that the pricing should be more upfront and transparent. And after all of the fees nearly $400 was a little steep for only two days with the car. Finally, the pick up area was a valet and it wasn't well marked where I should wait. Given that the temperature was in the teens, that was an important point.
5.2 Okay2 Jul 2019
When I got there they didn't have the cat I reserved. They ended up getting me something that could work but it was $250 more. Also if you're coming to the airport to rent a car but you didnt fly in it's a nightmare to get there.
8.8 Excellent18 Jun 2019
Super easy to change my trip and drop off early at a different location, that was extra convenient for meTime to deliver rental car could have been quicker, did not know that I would have to be preferred or whatever it’s called to have the vehicle ready to go. Our flight was delayed and if the rental car was ready to go we would have saved a valuable 10-20 minutes
7.6 Good11 Feb 2019
Easy processSnow on car when picked up. It would be nice to get the car that was requested.
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Rated no. 8
Hertz
6.4 Good (66 reviews)
1 location in Saint Paul
Hertz
Locations in Saint Paul
  • 6.9
  • 6.5
  • 6.3
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible29 Sep 2021
They overbilled me. How do you fix that?
1.9 Horrible16 Aug 2021
We live in St.Paul, MN. We rented the car because we were going to Hartford, CT. Got to the car rental at Bradly Airport and were told the car was in ST. Paul. Had to rent another car in Hartford. Hope I'm not exspected to pay for the car in St. Paul. Was unable to get in touch with KAYAK on this matter.
1.9 Horrible12 Aug 2021
Be careful! Although I requested an airport car, at some point in the transaction, the pick-up location was switched to downtown - hiding hundreds of dollars in airport fees and making the car rental much more difficult.
1.9 Horrible30 Jul 2021
I returned the car . They didn’t send receipt as promised . I was charged extra money later that night
1.9 Horrible23 Jul 2021
I must have missed something, but I landed in Minneapolis at around 5:15 and was told I had to go to St. Paul to pick up my car. But the St. Paul office closed at 5 PM! There were no cars available at the Mpls airport and they couldn't or wouldn't do anything. My entire schedule had to be changed. I wonder if I will get my refund...
10.0 Excellent1 Jul 2021
Very friendly staff and easy to drop off.
1.9 Horrible18 Jun 2021
I made a mistake and ordered the cat a week early. Rental would have been 185 dollars. They charged me 100 bucks for a car I never even got. Cancelled reservations more than 24 hours in advance. Hertz charged me more than half 100 bucks. Hertz - rip off artists. Hertz - rip off artists.
10.0 Excellent8 May 2021
The process was very simple and fast. I was able to extend my reservation with one quick phone call as well.
4.0 Okay4 May 2021
Over charge for everything, even for things that I don ask for, I filled the car I they charge me
8.0 Excellent11 Apr 2021
Staff was friendly and helpful. Pick up process was fast and pretty easy.Sensor issue with passenger seat so seat belt alarm kept going off.
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Rated no. 9
National
8 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Saint Paul
National
Locations in Saint Paul
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent12 Jul 2021
I was in to the rental center and out with my vehicle in less than 20 minutes. The staff were nice and helpful, too.
2.4 Mediocre23 Jun 2019
Yes they were ,but mis informed me and costed me a lot of money when I turned in the car.Better information up front
Easirent
1 location in Saint Paul
Easirent
Locations in Saint Paul
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Saint Paul
Sunnycars
Locations in Saint Paul
Recent reviews
1255 travellers who hired a car in Saint Paul gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car hire locations in or near Saint Paul

Good to know

Most popular car type

Compact

When to book a car hire in Saint Paul

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Saint Paul

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 Saint Paul 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 Saint Paul.

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 Saint Paul car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Saint Paul

  • Book your car hire in Saint Paul at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Saint Paul are around 1% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Compact car hires in Saint Paul are around 17% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Saint Paul

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Thrifty (£66/day), Alamo (£73/day) and Dollar (£73/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Thrifty 4300 Glumack Drive 55111 (8 miles from the city centre).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Saint Paul are Alamo (8.8, 316 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 126 reviews), and Advantage (7.7, 194 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Saint Paul is £2.64 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £32 and £42, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Saint Paul.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Minneapolis St Paul airport include Thrifty, Hertz, Dollar and Sixt.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Minneapolis St Paul airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Hertz, Dollar, Budget, Alamo, Avis, National, Sixt and Enterprise.

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

  • A Compact car hire in Saint Paul costs £36 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Saint Paul costs £40 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Saint Paul costs £36 per day, on average.