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Car rental at Rochester Airport

Driver's age: 26-65
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Cheap car rentals at Rochester airport

Economy₪165/day
Compact₪164/day
Intermediate₪116/day
Standard₪183/day
Full-size₪184/day
Minivan₪217/day
Full-size SUV₪246/day
Premium₪214/day
Pickup truck₪170/day
Standard SUV₪146/day
Compact SUV₪170/day
Intermediate SUV₪174/day
Open air all terrain₪233/day
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Top tips for renting a car at Rochester airport

  • A compelling reason to get a car rental at Rochester Airport (RST) is the convenience you will enjoy compared to using the public transportation options available. You can easily navigate to downtown Rochester and other parts of southern Minnesota that aren’t easily accessible by public transport. Car rentals also offer a quick and comfortable transportation option. It will take you less time to get to downtown Rochester. Taxis are other readily available transportation options but are quite expensive when you compare the cumulative costs to various destinations. Renting a car is much cheaper.
  • The process of getting a car rental at Rochester Airport is super easy. Once you arrive, visit the Car Rental Ticket counters inside the main terminal. Different car rental companies operate at this airport, so you can find a car that matches your preference at the best rate possible. After presenting the necessary documents at the ticket counters, you can walk to your rental car just a few steps outside the main terminal.
  • Returning your car rental at Rochester Airport is as easy as picking it up. You’ll just have to drive to the airport and park where you collected it. Some car rental companies are available 24 hours, so you can return your rental car before or after working hours. Once you park the car at the reserved spot of the specific car rental company, collect your items from the vehicle and check in at the rental desk to hand over the keys and fill out the necessary forms.
  • Rochester Airport usually gets busy during certain times of the year, making it challenging to pick up or drop off a rental car at the airport. You might experience high traffic at the car rental counters during peak travel periods like holidays and weekends. The airport can also get busy during popular events and festivals. During this time, you might experience long waiting queues at the rental counters. Booking early and choosing a reasonable pick-up time of around 30 to 40 minutes can save you inconveniences when using the airport during the peak season.
  • Book your rental car at Rochester airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Rochester airport

  • What type of documentation is required to rent a car at Rochester Airport?

    Most car rental companies will ask for a valid driver’s license with a photo to rent a car at Rochester Airport. As a foreign traveler, you will be required to present a valid driver’s license from your country of origin. Instructional or learner’s permits are not accepted by most car rental agencies. If your driver’s license is in another language other than English, you can present an International Driving Permit for translation purposes.

  • What kind of amenities are offered at Rochester Airport?

    Renting a car at Rochester Airport grants you access to a wide range of amenities. RST is a large international airport and among the busiest in Minnesota. Amenities and services at the airport include dining options from Tailwind Concessions, a mini library, and ATMs. Parents traveling with infants will find nursing rooms and baby care facilities. The airport also has a Mayo Clinic information desk where Mayo Clinic patients can get assistance and information regarding their visit.

  • What are some of the best ways to pay for my car rental at Rochester Airport?

    You must have a major credit card in your name to pay for your Rochester Airport car rental. A major credit card presents the perfect payment option and is an excellent security for getting a car from rental companies. Some car rentals accept debit cards with conditions such as a ticketed return travel itinerary. There will be limits on the types of cars you can rent when you opt for debit card payment.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Rochester airport?

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

Rochester Airport car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.0

Wonderful

30 reviews

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

8.8

One location in Rochester Airport

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7701 Helgerson Drive Sw

+1 844 378 0637

Monday09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday09:00 - 22:00
Thursday09:00 - 22:00
Friday09:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly representative, clean car in good condition.

Cons:

Every rental car (from any company) should come with a paper inside telling where to find the gas filler cap release. ; )

6.0 Okay

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The base rental price was cheap and staff was friendly enough (at the National desk, there is no dedicated Enterprise desk.)

Cons:

Fear tactics used to try and sell all manner of additional insurance, as well as guess how much fuel you'll use and prepay for more than this. The Nissan Sentra was junky compared to similar Toyota, Hyundai, Mazda cars. Apple Carplay was super flaky, even tested with multiple phones and cables.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

They were helpful and immediately available to take care of us.

Cons:

It seems like everyone on our flight rented from Enterprise. Maybe the other rental agencies could lower their prices.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

super Helpful staff.

Cons:

YOU booked my car pickup in MSP and drop off in Rochester, MN!! And the rate in their system did NOT match what they first wanted to charge me but relented when I showed them the daily rate your emailed me.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was VERY comfortable and had all the bells and whistles. Made the ride feel quite a bit shorter.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent customer service

1 out of 5

National

10.0

Wonderful

4 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Rochester Airport

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7701 Helgerson Drive Sw

+1 844 378 0637

Monday09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday09:00 - 22:00
Thursday09:00 - 22:00
Friday09:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The personnel at both pick-up and drop-off were polite and helpful. The vehicle was clean and worked well. The price was very reasonable.

1 out of 1

Avis

9.3

Wonderful

9 reviews

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

9.3

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7600 Helgerson Drive Southwest

+1 507 288 5655

Monday21:30 - 22:4509:00 - 22:00
Tuesday21:30 - 22:4509:00 - 22:00
Wednesday09:00 - 22:0021:30 - 22:45
Thursday09:00 - 22:0021:30 - 22:45
Friday09:00 - 22:0021:30 - 22:45
Saturday21:45 - 22:4510:00 - 18:00
Sunday21:30 - 22:4510:00 - 18:00
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4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff are OK

Cons:

Check your cars before give it to customers( technical issues) I want to charge my Garmin but the lighter charge not working...and there is some warning light was there.....

9.2 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Kind and helpful staff! Great car and very easy to pick up!

Cons:

The only thing was the drivers side seat was stuck in a slightly reclined position...made it uncomfortable to drive :)

1 out of 1

Hertz

8.4

Very good

3 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

6.0

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7600 Helgerson Drive Sw

+1 507 288 2244

Monday11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday11:00 - 19:00
Thursday11:00 - 19:00
Friday11:00 - 19:00
Sunday11:00 - 19:00
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2.8 Poor

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Hertz failed to hold our reserved vehicle, forcing us to shift from full-size to compact equipment. We were flying from Florida which was in the midst of recovery from hurricane Irma. In addition, we experienced delays in Ohare, unable to notify Hertz. I worked for IBM for 33 years, rented Hertz vehicles dozens of times, and will NEVER rent from Hertz again!

1 out of 1

Dollar

6.9

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

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7600 Helgerson Drive Southwest

+1 866 434 2226

Monday11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday11:00 - 19:00
Thursday11:00 - 19:00
Friday11:00 - 19:00
Sunday11:00 - 19:00
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Friendly staff, upgraded to pickup truck for no cost , which was exactly what I needed after all.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The site indicated rental cars were available when in fact they were not.

8.8 Very good

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to pick up and drop off

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The ease of getting in and out of the airport for drop off. Employees were very helpful.

8.4 Very good

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean. No roadside problems.

Cons:

Some confusion as to dropoff location.

6.0 Okay

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean vehicle

Cons:

Being told at the counter that it's 10 dollars more per day because my wife is driving and I was paying with my credit card. My wife doesn't have a credit card.

1 out of 3

Budget

6.4

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

5.6

2 locations in Rochester Airport

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20 2nd Avenue Southwest

+1 507 424 3377

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
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7600 Helgerson Drive Southwest

+1 507 252 5055

Monday21:30 - 22:4509:00 - 22:00
Tuesday21:30 - 22:4509:00 - 22:00
Wednesday21:30 - 22:4509:00 - 22:00
Thursday21:30 - 22:4509:00 - 22:00
Friday21:30 - 22:4509:00 - 22:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:0021:45 - 22:45
Sunday10:00 - 18:0021:30 - 22:45
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6.0 Okay

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The first car we were assigned should have been taken out of rotation due to the very strong smoky odor. The Rep quickly apologized and swapped it with a more appropriate vehicle.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Wayne is courteous friendly and attentive to my needs

Cons:

Nothing

8.8 Very good

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Patrick in Rochester was perfect Customer Service Rep. He was very gracious & patient. As the vehicle was parked in a difficult to describe location, he walked me there & made sure I felt comfortable w/the vehicle given it was very different than what I’m used to driving.

Cons:

It iwas exceedingly difficult to find a rental car in MN. I had to bus to Rochester to get a car!!

7.6 Good

Oct 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup and dropoff were easy, the car was clean and well maintained.

Cons:

When I picked up the car, the agent didn't mention their "EZ Fill" fee to me, so I thought it was optional - turns out it's not. If the car is driven fewer than 75 miles, and you are gracious enough to fill up the tank but don't keep the receipt, you get hit with a $13 fee. That's pretty shady.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Horrible experience! The manager was having a stinky attitude! I’m not going to elaborate anymore. Just a simple horrible experience!!!!

6.0 Okay

Jul 2023

KAYAK
recieving more in fo on deposit that I was not aware of , went thru paper work to fast, return early morning is very vague

1 out of 2

Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

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One location in Rochester Airport

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Rochester, Rochester International Airport

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Sunnycars

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7701 Helgerson Drive SW

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7701 Helgerson Drive Sw, Rochester, , USA Minnesota

+1 914 368 0091

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
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75 travelers who rented a car in Rochester Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.6

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Most popular car type

Economy