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Recently Booked Des Moines Car Rentals from $ 29.64/day

Economy

(Chevrolet Spark or Similar)

economy
  • 2
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 29.64 /day

($ 88.92 total)

Economy

(Toyota Yaris or Similar)

economy
  • 2
  • 4-5
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 29.65 /day

($ 59.30 total)

Economy

(Chevrolet Spark or Similar)

economy
  • 2
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 29.66 /day

($ 29.66 total)


Special

(Kia Soul or Similar)

special
  • 5
  • 5
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 30.75 /day

($ 92.25 total)

Compact

(Nissan Versa Note or Similar)

compact
  • 4
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 32.20 /day

($ 96.61 total)

Intermediate

(Honda Civic or Similar)

intermediate
  • 5
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 32.23 /day

($ 225.64 total)


Prices are based on bookings made during the previous 42 days. Price is dynamic and varies based on the date of the booking, length of rental and car class. There is no guarantee this price will be in effect at the time of your search.

Des Moines Car Rental Reviews

Car rental rating: 4.89 out of 5 with 19 ratings

Enterprise

Free upgrade. Easy checkout, with free upgrade, and free gas… Read more

(Reviewed on 4/29/2018 )

Enterprise

Made it easy! First car was bad, mgr. workin to get me a goo… Read more

(Reviewed on 3/8/2018 )


Enterprise

Nice front desk people and easy pick up. Great experience. n… Read more

(Reviewed on 2/6/2018 )

Enterprise

Easy pickup - easy drop off. Didn't have to wait long picked… Read more

(Reviewed on 3/6/2018 )


Enterprise

Easy pick up and excellent vehicle!! Excellent experience wi… Read more

(Reviewed on 2/23/2018 )

Alamo

Quick service. Free upgrade. fast and friendly drop off. gre… Read more

(Reviewed on 9/29/2017 )


Alamo

Excellent service. no issues.. Very very pleased with the wh… Read more

(Reviewed on 11/24/2017 )

Alamo

Smooth and ready! Staff was helpful, car was ready, and all … Read more

(Reviewed on 10/17/2017 )


Alamo

Easy pickup. The alamo experience was great. i did the reser… Read more

(Reviewed on 11/7/2017 )

Alamo

Easy pick-up, ride, everything.. My experience was great fro… Read more

(Reviewed on 5/16/2018 )


Alamo

Easy pick up and great customer service!! Went to pick up ca… Read more

(Reviewed on 4/10/2018 )

Dollar

Everything was great! Car was clean and worked great! the wo… Read more

(Reviewed on 11/20/2017 )


Hertz

Great service. Very efficient. quick service. very nice car.… Read more

(Reviewed on 10/4/2017 )

Thrifty

Nice and smooth pick up! Friendly counter staff.… Read more

(Reviewed on 1/30/2018 )



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Your Guide to Des Moines, IA

While it’s known for its important role in the presidential primary cycle, Des Moines is far more than caucuses and presidential campaigns. The Hartford of the West is full of culture, industry, and friendly residents to make your stay even more enjoyable. On your next trip to Iowa, reserve a cheap car rental in Des Moines to experience all this city has to offer.

Down in Des Moines

Fasten your seatbelts and take your rental car in Des Moines, Iowa for a spin. The downtown area is fairly easy to navigate, with a number of attractions all within a few miles of each other. Start your adventures at the State Capitol Building, then make your way to the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, where you can breathe in the sweet scent of the local flora. Additionally, you can take in a show at the Hoyt Sherman Place, a performance venue set in a stunning family home that dates back to the 1870s.

Exploring the Region

The beauty of a Des Moines car rental is that you can go anywhere and do just about anything. Don’t tie yourself to the schedules of public transportation; visit the areas you like to see, when you want to see them. Do you like horse racing? Just 10 miles east of the city is Prairie Meadows, one of the region’s most prominent racetracks. Or plan a trip within a trip and make the 140-mile trek west to Omaha, Nebraska, to explore its Joslyn Art Museum and Glenn Cunningham Lake.

Fort Des Moines

Fort Des Moines was constructed in 1843 at the confluence of the Raccoon and Des Moines Rivers. The fort itself was abandoned by the military after the threat posed by the Sauk and Meskawi Indians was halted, though the building and its surrounding area was quickly claimed by settlers. The city grew in a haphazard manner, and for many years featured mismatched buildings of brick, log, and wood. After a flood wiped out a portion of Des Moines in 1851, the community embarked on a building and beautification project that lasted into the 20th century, constructing the city we know today.

Hot and Cold

Des Moines features hot, humid summers and chilly winters. If you’re visiting during the summer, you can expect temperatures in the high 80s and 90s, along with a heavy dose of humidity. Summer is also the rainy season for Des Moines, as most of its thunderstorms occur during this time. In winter, you can expect temperatures dropping below freezing, along with 35 inches of snow. We do recommend a visit to Des Moines in the fall, when the turning leaves turn this city into an autumn wonderland.

Why Rent a Car in Des Moines?

When you’re looking for cheap deals on car rentals in Des Moines, check out our selection here at CarRentals.com. We offer a variety of car rentals to match your travel preferences, from compact cars and convertibles to sedans and minivans. And when you book reservations through us, you can rest easy knowing you’re scoring rates within your price range for your Des Moines getaway.

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Dollar car rental locations in Des Moines

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Thrifty car rental locations in Des Moines

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Enterprise car rental locations in Des Moines

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Budget car rental locations in Des Moines

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Avis car rental locations in Des Moines

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National car rental locations in Des Moines

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Alamo car rental locations in Des Moines

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Hertz car rental locations in Des Moines

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Advantage car rental locations in Des Moines

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