If you want to see everything Des Moines has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from Alamo. Don't waste time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. Having your own ride allows you to go to the places you want to see the most, whenever you want. Make your next vacation to Iowa even better with an Alamo rental car.
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With over two-hundred thousand people, Des Moines is a city that has plenty going on. Many travelers come to enjoy Des Moines's scenery that draws visitors from all over the country. However, you may have your sights set on taking in its national parks close by. No matter what you pick to do first, you'll want to check out as much of Des Moines as possible while on your road trip. And with your Alamo rental car, you'll be able to see and do more of what this city offers.
We work with some of the most dependable rental car businesses. Alamo opened its doors in 1974 and pioneered the concept of Unlimited Free Mileage. Alamo strives to provide high-value, low-cost rentals to both business and family travelers.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get a Des Moines Alamo car rental at a great rate?
We strive to get you the lowest rates, whether you book. However, booking well ahead of your trip can help you save even more. Be sure to check the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.
What do I need to bring when I pick up my rental car in Des Moines?
You will need to carry with you your driver's license and a credit card in your name.
What's the minimum age to rent a car in Des Moines?
Alamo's minimum age to rent a car in Des Moines is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an added fee if you are under 25. Take time to go over Alamo's policies to find out if there is an additional cost for you.
What kind of Alamo rental car should I get for my trip to Des Moines?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Des Moines. Compact or economy automobiles are ideal for short commutes and are easier to park. Commute times in Des Moines average 28 minutes, so you may find a mid-size car or SUV more comfortable. Or if you want to keep your emissions down, then choose a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a bit of luxury on their Des Moines getaway can choose the premium category to get a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Do I need insurance when I rent a car in the United States?
You are required to have insurance before you rent a car from Alamo in the United States. Many major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) typically offer coverage. However, many of them have limitations, such as not covering larger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Des Moines. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Alamo car rental?
Alamo requires a deposit when you book your rental. Alamo will block the deposit on your credit once you book your rental for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit can vary greatly based on the model and make of the vehicle.
What is the fuel policy on my Alamo car rental?
We encourage a full tank policy. You should get your car topped off. But, if you return your rental with less than the amount it was given to you, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current gas prices to refill it. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car to Alamo. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Des Moines has lots to keep you entertained, but you may want to head to nearby cities to see what else Iowa has to offer. You can explore the rest of the area free of mileage limits after you've checked off all the activities in Des Moines.
Can I get a one-way rental from Alamo?
Alamo offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to drop off your vehicle at another location. Be aware there may be an additional charge when you choose one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Des Moines, having your own auto lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to explore more of Iowa, you can leave wherever you like, without having to coordinate ride-hailing services or wait for the bus.
Before you head out of town, book your Alamo Des Moines rent-a-car and visit all the must-see sights at your leisure. Go through CarRentals.com and drive the streets in Des Moines, Iowa.