Car rental at Kansas City Airport

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Top tips for renting a car at Kansas City Airport

  • Finding locations for car hire at Kansas City Airport is a little different to other international airports, as there are no car hire desks in the airport’s arrivals terminal. However, there are shuttle buses available that can take you to the car hire facility that is located a couple of miles down the road, around a 5-10min transfer from outside the terminal.
  • Kansas City Airport car hire is a better and more convenient option for those wanting to travel both around the city and the surrounding areas. Kansas City has an excellent public bus service, but is still predominantly a car-driven city, with wide highways and an easy-to-navigate road network. The options you have for car hire from the airport far outweigh the public transport options, as they alleviate the reliance on bus schedules as well as only having a select number of destinations from the airport to choose from. Hiring a car will give you more freedom without having to factor in time waiting for buses.
  • After arranging a vehicle through car hire at Kansas City Airport, getting into the city is extremely simple. As soon as you’ve picked up your vehicle and are on your way, it takes only around 22min on average to drive to the city from the airport. Depending on where your car collection point is located, you can navigate your way out of the car hire facility via London Drive or Madrid Avenue and connect onto Cookingham Drive / NW 120th Street which links to I-29 S all the way to downtown.
  • If you’re looking at car hire at Kansas City Airport, it’s important to be aware that the car collection points are separate to the areas in which you need to return your vehicle. A shuttle bus service will take you to the collection point from the airport terminal, but upon return you need to follow the clear signposts directing you to the return points for each car hire company; they are located on Paris Street and Madrid Avenue.
  • Book your rental car at Kansas City Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Kansas City Airport

  • What documentation do I need to arrange car hire at Kansas City Airport?

    If you need to hire a car at Kansas City Airport, you must provide a valid driver’s licence, a government-issued form of identification such as your passport, and a major credit or debit card for payment of the deposit and for any extra charges should they be incurred later. Additionally, you will need your reservation number from your online booking to start the process.

  • What special services do car hire companies at Kansas City Airport offer?

    Car hire companies at Kansas City Airport provide a range of special services on top of the normal hire service; this depends on the deal that you have selected. For example, if you hire a vehicle with Dollar, you can get free cancellation anytime on some deals and a free additional driver if you want to share the driving responsibilities. Some companies will also throw in free breakdown assistance, but this does depend on the deal you choose. Added extras for a supplementary cost include satellite navigation systems and child seats.

  • What vehicle options do I have when hiring a car at Kansas City Airport?

    You can hire many types of vehicles at Kansas City Airport, with an appealing range to fit most drivers’ needs. For the cheaper deals, large vehicles that can fit 5-7 passengers and hold extra baggage are the most popular, especially for family holidays. National, Budget and Avis have reasonable rates when it comes to large vehicles. While compact and medium sized vehicles are available at good rates particularly with Alamo, Avis and Dollar. You can even hire an American style pick-up truck; check out deals with Alamo, Enterprise and National.

  • What is the best rental car company at Kansas City Airport?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies at Kansas City Airport are Alamo (8.7, 71 reviews), Avis (7.6, 66 reviews), and Dollar (7.2, 58 reviews).

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Kansas City Airport?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Kansas City Airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, National, Payless, and Thrifty.

Kansas City Airport car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8.7

Very good

278 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.1

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648 Madrid Ave

+1 844 868 8501

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Great, the staff was very friendly.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly service at the ick-up location; VERY pleased that when I called the 1-800 number to modify my reservation, I actually talked to a real person in under 5 minutes. Overall, Alamo has provided the best rental service that I have experienced in a long time. Will definitely use them again.

Cons:

The Kansas City location required additional photo IDs (fraud prevention). This didn't affect me, but others may need to be aware of the requirement (which was not advertised in advance).

6.8 Okay

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Alamo was closed when we arrived in Kansas City. The rental car company to the right next counter over had to handle the paperwork. I had already booked and paid online for an easy pick up. They made us jump through hoops while my 90 year old parents had to wait for us.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything!! The car was clean, customer service was very clear and nice to work with during the process.

Cons:

Me having a mobile app to track my reservation better. I had to search through emails and track down information. This is a problem for me not with the service. Alamo was amazing and I will definitely rent from them again. Thank you

4.4 Mediocre

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was nice, but there were not enough so wait times were long

Cons:

I got a car that was dirty (inside and out) and that WAS NOT FULL OF GAS, but was down almost a quarter tank. When I pointed this out, I just got a shrug. Bet if I returned it down a quarter tank the reaction would be different

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

They let me close any vehicle in the line so i chose a mini van. It was perfect for my needs, clean and new. Return was super quick at the MCI Airport. Never had to wait at all for the shuttle bus. Shuttle was about 5 min from the airport.

1 out of 47

Avis

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.5

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1 Nassau Circle

+1 816 464 6200

Monday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Friday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 23:59
Saturday07:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Sunday07:30 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Fast and friendly

2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Poor experience. I was quoted a price and ended up paying more than said price, even though I didn’t add extra packages, extend the duration of rent, get fined, or incur any damages to the vehicle. The associate at pickup location didn’t even inquire about third party insurance and went ahead to include their insurance with no proper explanation, which I “canceled” at that point, but it seems that it wasn’t after all.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Great service, well maintained vehicle, drop off at DIA was fast and easy.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Car delivered 43 minutes late!

4.0 Mediocre

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Received a smaller car than I paid for. It was not clean.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast picking up, well maintained vehicle, easy drop off!

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 18

Dollar

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

6.8

One location in Kansas City Airport

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651 N London Drive

+1 866 434 2226

Monday07:00 - 18:30
Tuesday07:00 - 18:30
Wednesday07:00 - 18:30
Thursday07:00 - 18:30
Friday07:00 - 18:30
Saturday07:00 - 18:30
Sunday07:00 - 18:30
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2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Our flight arrived at midnight. I noted this when looking for a car. We were dropped off by the airport transport to the car rental facility in Kansas City. There was NOBODY there in the whole facility. Nobody at Dollar. Nobody at any counter. We sat in what resembled an empty shopping mall for 2 hours with my 83 year old mom in a wheelchair and 4 kids at midnight just trying to find a way out of there. No Uber had space for 7 of us. Customer service at Dollar wouldn't answer the phone. Customer service at Hertz quoted us $357 for 1 day to rent one of their vehicles just to get out of there, just to come back the next morning and get our actual rental, pre-paid for at Dollar. Nowhere in our pre-travel emails did it say that when we arrive there wouldn't be anyone to give us our van. Why would you rent a van to someone who stated they were coming in at midnight when you knew you wouldn't be there to provide? Two security guards and an exit gate attendant at Alamo working graveyard helped us as much as they could to get us out of there. We finally were able to snag a van with Alamo for $140 for the night just to get to a place to stay for the night. We had to drive an hour back the next day, on Easter mind you, to get our Dollar rental. Drop off was fine and the vehicle was fine and the manager on duty was able to help with some compensation which was appreciated. Travelers be warned however, vehicle rental past 6pm at KC airport with Dollar or Hertz will leave you stranded and alone.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Lower cost on child seats.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and the car was ready and clean.

Cons:

Nothing

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Transparency in final costs

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Could have given what i booked actually.

6.0 Okay

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Car was dirty. Inside and out.

1 out of 27

Hertz

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

6.5

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1 Nassau Circle

+1 816 243 6100

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:30
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
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8.0 Very good

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Easy pick up and drop off. Staff were friendly and pleasant to deal with.

4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2024

KAYAK
The engine in my rental car needs service. The engine light came in and the engine stalled twice!! I couldn't get Sevastopol things done on my trip because I was afraid to drive the car and have it break down somewhere. I should get a discount for this!!

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Charge me extra 23usd for hidden fee. And the cars outside was very dirty

2.0 Poor

Nov 2021

KAYAK
It was closed when I showed up. My kayak reservation time was after they closed

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy in and out

Cons:

Lower price

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

easy to book and pick great price

1 out of 25

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.9

Very good

34 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

8.9

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648 N Madrid

+1 833 338 3316

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They upgraded my rental car to any vehicle I wanted on the lot for a bit more money and waived the gas.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Wonderful People.

Cons:

Maintenance on the first car was incomplete. Easy exchange the next morning. Improve signage and directions for easier return would be a plus.

7.6 Good

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

My mothers wheelchair did not fit in the back without turning down the seats. So. No extra passengers.

6.8 Okay

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly. .... we thought we were stuck in Missouri ice storm after flight canceled.

Cons:

Promised a price w gas coverage. Next day get phone csllsvonly to argue with them about price.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Being able to pick out which minivan we wanted.

Cons:

Having to pick up at the airport.

4.8 Mediocre

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The customer service was great when I call to explain it was a problem with the billing they had explain what the air was agreed to fix it and send me a electronic bill

Cons:

At check-in they had charged me insurance and a lot of additional coverages I declined. This lead for when I was dropping off to be surprised by having a bill that was double the cost of the rental and not what I agreed to

1 out of 7

Thrifty

7.4

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

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Lc Pending Close Dec 1st

+1 877 283 0898

Monday07:00 - 18:30
Tuesday07:00 - 18:30
Wednesday07:00 - 18:30
Thursday07:00 - 18:30
Friday07:00 - 18:30
Saturday07:00 - 18:30
Sunday07:00 - 18:30
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2.0 Poor

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Showed up after a 30 minute delayed flight, no one at the counter to assist. Actually have a clerk at the counter that can assist during later hours. Or, if you're going to partner with another rental agency and defer your customers to their desk, make sure that desk is staffed. Avis did and was able to match your rate and earn my future business.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Was not able to travel.

6.8 Okay

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Pick up and drop off simple and quick.

Cons:

The car was dirty. Nothing gross just dusty some dirt inside and out.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

When we dropped off the car the guy told us they could drive us to the terminal at no charge. Given that we had a lot of luggage this was awesome!

9.2 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and helpful, even though my flight got in late and I think they would usually have closed the counter by that time.

Cons:

It was very snowy/icy. It would have been nice for the car to have been cleared of snow and ice upon pickup.

3.6 Poor

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

First car was very dirty, the staff just said it was the best they could do...

1 out of 15

Budget

6.8

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

6.6

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703 London Drive

+1 816 243 5757

Monday07:00 - 18:3000:00 - 01:00
Tuesday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 18:30
Wednesday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 18:30
Thursday07:00 - 18:3000:00 - 01:00
Friday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 18:30
Saturday08:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00
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4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Didn't have the class of vehicle I reserved. I was stuck with a much larger vehicle or risk waiting who knows how long for the vehicle I had reserved.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
I reserved an Economy car, I got an SUV, I paid over $26 more in fuel than I wanted. If they can't provide the car reserved they should not advertise they have one so I could have moved onto another company. You should not support companies that cannot provide what has been requested.

2.0 Poor

May 2022

KAYAK
Spent several hours on hold, sent several emails. Need received Final receipt

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staf on both ends were great

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The counter was closed prior to the scheduled closing time. We were unable to pick up our rental under this reservation and had to check nearby counters that were still open to try to find an available rental. The entire fiasco ended up costing us more than double the original reservation. How will we receive compensation for the unacceptable incompetence?

Cons:

You could have remained open until your scheduled closing time or at least until our scheduled pickup. We called ahead once the plane was on the ground and no one ever picked up despite it being 15 minutes prior to our reservation.

6.0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Our flight was delayed, the rental office was closed at the airport when we arrived at 1205am. No options but to wait there till 7am to get car. Spent $185 for a cab and hotel that wasn't in our travel plans or budget. No help or discount from budget rental!!!

1 out of 16

Payless

5.9

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.1

Value for money

6.4

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1 Nassau Circle

+1 816 464 2100

Monday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Friday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 23:59
Sunday07:30 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
It was easy and great.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Was serviced by Avis. Long checkout line, once in the car took 30 mins to get out of the rental lot. Declined additional protection, but was charged anyway. Gas tank was 1/3 full when I received the car.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The first thing they did was upgrade me without my permission, and I didn’t find out about the upgrade and the charges until checking the car back in. Secondly, they sent me to a car which was filthy – it hadn’t been washed/cleaned inside or out. And finally, I was just outside the gates of the rental car facility when I looked down and found that I had less than a half a tank of gas. Overall, less than impressive experience.

8.0 Very good

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

cAR HAD MANUAL WINDOWS AND LOCKS. i HAVENT HAD A CAR LIKE THAT SINCE THE 80'S. i WISH i HAD KNOWN i WOULD HAVE REQUESTED A MORE MODERN CAR.

4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was fine

Cons:

Charging a full day for 2 extra hours is highway robbery

6.0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Helpful staff who was patient, kind, and helpful.

Cons:

Payless had no record of my online reservation and could not reach Hotwire to confirm. Fortunately, I had my laptop with the original e-mail and price - and the agent matched the price.

1 out of 10

National

7.9

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.9

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648 Madrid Ave

+1 844 868 8502

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
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6.0 Okay

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I did not go into the place so I can't really say it was excellent or poor. I just dropped the car off and left in another car out of there.

8.8 Very good

Oct 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Very efficient process for pickup and return. Car model (Ford Focus) was somewhat noisy on the highway, but good overall.

Cons:

Some trash was left in the car from the previous renter. Nothing terrible however. Candy wrapper and some used paper.

3.9 Poor

Aug 2021

KAYAK
They did not have the class of car available that I booked and I was offered a class of car down (not up) for the same price!!! Bad customer service.

1 out of 1

Sixt

7.2

Good

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1 International Square

+1 888 749 8227

Monday00:00 - 01:0006:30 - 23:59
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Thursday00:00 - 01:0006:30 - 23:59
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Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

No reviews available

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Kansas City International Airport

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Kansas City Airport

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1 Nassau Cir

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1 Nassau Cir, Kansas City, , USA Missouri

+1 914 368 0091

Monday07:00 - 18:30
Tuesday07:00 - 18:30
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Thursday07:00 - 18:30
Friday07:00 - 18:30
Saturday08:00 - 22:00
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914 travelers who rented a car in Kansas City Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.7

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