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Why rent a car in Kansas City ?

In the midst of America’s Great Plains, Kansas City feels like a metropolis. Jazz bars, a speedway circuit, museums and shopping malls fill this city, but a short drive out into the countryside and you are surrounded by tallgrass prairies, cornfields and rolling hills. With car hire Kansas City is easy to navigate. The I-70 runs through the south and out to the college town of Lawrence, which is 40 minutes away. With art galleries, funky restaurants and bars it is well worth the trip. A 40-minute drive north of Kansas City is Smithville Lake, a picturesque camping spot with golf courses and boat hire.

How to get to and around Kansas City ?

Kansas City Airport is 20 miles from the city centre - a drive of about 25 minutes, and driving is the quickest way of travelling to and from. There is also a bus available from RideKC, which is inexpensive and doesn’t require booking.

Hiring a car in Kansas City city centre

For a hire car in Kansas City head to Main Street near Penn Valley Park where a number of the big brands are based. It is one of the main roads through the city centre and can be busy, but it also provides an easy to navigate route out.

What brands are available?

Alamo, Avis and National are among the brands that can supply you with a rental car in Kansas City, with collection points in town and at the airport.

Must-sees within an easy drive of Kansas City

An hour’s drive west of Kansas City is Topeka, a busy city full of parks set around the winding Kansas river. With food festivals, barbecue shacks and food trucks, this is a perfect stopping point for hungry travellers. The Landon nature trail uses old rail lines to make pretty walking trails and the Kaw river state park is a great place for hiking.

The city of Olathe is a drive of 40 minutes south via the I-35. Take a self-guided tour of the numerous parks, churches and historic homes, or head to Lone Elm Park for beautiful wildflower prairies. Alternatively head north to St Joseph, a city on the crossroads of the I-29 and MO Highway 36 and half an hour from Kansas City. The Patee House Museum tells the story of legendary outlaw Jesse James, who died in St Joseph, and the Pony Express museum gives a great insight into local history. The parks and trails that follow the banks of the Missouri river also offer pretty hiking tours and picnic spots.

Tips and tricks for driving in Kansas City

Driving in Kansas City is busy, but there are great road links. The I-70 and the I-35 run through the city and across the Middle American states. There are some toll roads in the area, so be prepared to stop and pay.

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FAQs for car hire in Kansas City

What’s the best price car rental in Kansas City?

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

What’s the average car rental price in Kansas City?

On average, car rentals in Kansas City 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 Kansas City?

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 Kansas City?

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