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Car rentals in Los Alamos, Santa Fe: What you need to know

Whether you are in Los Alamos on business or for a holiday, having the option to go where you want to go, when you need to is key to a great trip. Using Los Alamos public transportation may be a cheap method to check out this neighborhood, but if you want to get to a different area of Santa Fe, you could be left waiting for a while. Taxis and ridesharing, like Lyft or Uber, can be faster, but if you are going all over Los Alamos, the cost can start to add up. Moreover, they may not be immediately available.

If you want to make the most out of your trip to Los Alamos, then having access to a car is the best way to make sure you have time to go everywhere you want to go during your visit. We can help you reserve an affordable rate and the vehicle of your choice. Peruse through our tips to discover all that you need to know about car rentals in Los Alamos.

Frequently asked questions

What's the best way to get an inexpensive car rental in Los Alamos?

If you are searching for some of the best rates on a car rental, then you're in the right place. Make sure you get the most savings on your tip to Los Alamos by doing a few things:

  • Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
  • Reserve your rental car as far in advance as possible
  • Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer

Be sure to go through the rental policy before you reserve your vehicle.

What kind of vehicle should I rent while in Los Alamos?

With a variety of vehicles to select from, it can be difficult to decide what vehicle is the best for your trip. But, you'll need to take into consideration your needs and the number of people you are riding with. Our table below can help you decide the best automobile for your needs.

How old do I have to be to rent a car in Los Alamos?

In most places, you can rent a vehicle in Los Alamos, Santa Fe if you're at least 21. Be aware that you will most likely be charged an added fee if you are younger than 25 years of age. Check with the rental car company before you book. Also note, if you plan to rent a higher category vehicle (premium, large capacity, SUV, etc.) there may be further age restrictions.

Is insurance required when you rent a car in the U.S.A.?

Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy interim coverage with the car rental company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with at checkout.

Many of the major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover) typically offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Los Alamos.

What fuel policy should I go for in Los Alamos?

We encourage a "full-to-full" policy. You should receive your car with a full tank, and you will want to refill the tank before you return. If you want to save some money, you should find a gas station before you return the car to the supplier. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Can I get a one-way rental in Los Alamos?

Many rental car companies offer one-way rentals. Depending on your itinerary, you may find it more convenient to drop off your vehicle at another location. Be aware that there is usually an additional fee for choosing a one-way rental. Be sure to go through the rental car company's policy to know exactly how much it may cost you.

Can I book with unlimited mileage when renting a car in Los Alamos?

Most suppliers will offer unlimited miles, but you need to ensure it is part of your bundle that you are purchasing. It's helpful to know how much you want to drive and plan your trips in advance. Although most rental car companies offer unlimited mileage, if it isn't part of your package you could face additional cost. You may need to get unlimited miles if you're hitting the highway to explore what else is in Santa Fe.

What is there to do around Los Alamos?

Once you've checked out Los Alamos, you'll be happy that you have your own vehicle. There are some worthwhile stops around Santa Fe that are just a drive away. There is a lot of history in and around communities like Los Alamos. You'll find 7 historical sites and landmarks in nearby Santa Fe. If you are a fan of history, then you can't miss places like:

  • Santa Fe Plaza on Santa Fe Plaza in Santa Fe
  • Barrio de Analco Historic District located at Roughly bounded by E. De Vargas and College Sts.
  • Glorieta Pass Battlefield found at 10 mi. SE of Santa Fe on U.S. 84--85
  • Palace of the Governors at Palace Avenue at Santa Fe Plaza in Santa Fe

New Mexico is full of things to do while you are on vacation. You may just have to hop into your rental car and find what is else is out there.

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Stop worrying about aligning your vacation to a train schedule. Once you've reserved a car rental in Los Alamos from, you'll be able to cruise throughout Los Alamos and the rest of Santa Fe with ease. Check out our selection of cars from some of the top car rental companies in the nation and pick out the perfect auto for your Los Alamos adventure. The perfect set of wheels is only a few clicks away.

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