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Why rent a car in Indianapolis?

The rev of engines often rings out over Indianapolis. This city is home to Speedway and one of the world’s largest racing tracks, but there’s more to Indianapolis than petrol heads. Take a gondola ride along the canal or buy books and vinyl in Broad Ripple, then hire a car and head outside the city to discover the rest of Indiana and further afield. Chicago is 180 miles away, Nashville is 290 miles away and Cincinnati is a drive of 112 miles. Great road links means all options are open here.

How to get to and around Indianapolis?

Fly in to Indianapolis Airport which is about 15 minutes from downtown. Otherwise drive in - Indianapolis has great road links with four interstates linking to the city. The I-65, I-69, I-70, and I-74 all cross here.

What brands are available?

There are a number of options for hiring a rental car in Indianapolis. Dollar, Budget, Avis and Alamo all have collection points at Indianapolis Airport. Thrifty and Hertz are also among the companies available.

Must-sees within an easy drive of Indianapolis

Indianapolis is a sprawling city intersected by the White river. Golf courses sit either side and the Eagle Creek and Fort Harrison parks both sit to the north. In the heart of the city is the White River state park, a 250-acre stretch complete with gardens, playgrounds and a canal on which you can hire pedaloes and gondolas. Broad Ripple is Indianapolis’ hipster village with independent shops and art galleries, and to the east is the city’s most famous attraction - the huge track of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The track opened in 1909 and is home to the world-famous Indianapolis 500 race, one of the jewels in the motor racing crown.

North of the city centre is Lawrence, a 10-minute drive of about 20 miles. This is a popular residential area with Indianapolis commuters. Strip malls and small boutiques are all found here, along with a range of restaurants and a large park. A 20-minute, 14-mile drive south of Indianapolis is the city of Greenwood. The Greenwood Park Mall is a popular shopping destination and there are a number of golf courses around the city. In summer months there is also a Saturday farmers market.

The city of Carmel is also close by. Just over 20 miles north of Indianapolis, around 30 minutes by car, the old town of Carmel has a thriving design district full of shops and galleries for discerning eyes. The 161-acre Central Park boasts natural wetlands, a fishing lagoon and a skate park and there is also a large theatre and concert hall at the Centre for Performing Arts.

Tips and tricks for driving in Indianapolis

Indianapolis sprawls and a car is particularly useful here. The USS Indianapolis Memorial Highway circles the city and provides great road links for the rest of the state.

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FAQs for car hire in Indianapolis

What’s the best price car rental in Indianapolis?

In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is in Indianapolis.

What’s the average car rental price in Indianapolis?

On average, car rentals in Indianapolis are .

Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Indianapolis?

Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

Where can I find car rentals in Indianapolis?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.

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