Car rental alternatives in Minneapolis, MN

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The hearty people of Minneapolis love to enjoy the outdoors — no matter the season — and when you’re in town, you’ll find it hard not to join the fun. In the summer, food and music festivals pop up around every corner, and even in winter, you’ll find lively games of broomball outside on the ice.

It’s the perfect place to book a Minneapolis airport car rental, so you can soak up all the spirit of downtown, and head out to find the lake of your dreams.

Minneapolis Favorites

For a smaller Midwestern city, Minneapolis has more than its share of lively arts and culture to explore in your Minneapolis car rental.

Guthrie Theater

The best place to see a show in town, this venue books wildly popular music acts and puts on classic and avante-garde theater productions. Check out the Endless Bridge that extends out over the Mississippi River.

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Adjacent to the Walker Art Center, you’ll find a host of whimsical sculptures to wander through, including Spoonbridge and Cherry, which has become a symbol for the city.

Paisley Park

Prince was Minneapolis’ biggest rock star, and Paisley Park, his large, mod home, is a delight for any fan to tour. Step into his recording studios to feel his lingering magic.

Top hosts in Minneapolis, MN

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Craig N. All-Star Host
822 trips Joined Sep 2016
Typically responds in 3 minutes

Recent reviews

Great experience, pickup was simple and the car was in good condition and worked for my trip perfectly. Definitely would rent from again.
Bruce - September 29, 2019
Great communication and the car was very clean.
Desiree - October 11, 2019
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Nathan C. All-Star Host
2,049 trips Joined Oct 2016
Typically responds in 4 minutes

Recent reviews

This was our first experience and there is no other way to rent a car! Nathan wasn’t just good, he, Erika and TJ do it much better! If you’re in the Minneapolis area call Nathan!
Tanya - July 30, 2019
I have worked with Nathan before and he is a consummate professional. Love his cars! Highly recommend!
Sean - September 24, 2019
Skip the rental car counter

Hit the road

A trip to the Land of 10,000 Lakes without a few aquatic adventures would be incomplete! Book your Minneapolis car rental on Turo to meander into nature with all your gear.

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

It’s an outrageously pretty four-hour journey in your Minneapolis car rental to this collection of lakes, streams, and forests that, as the name suggests, are perfect for canoe and camping trips.

Taylor Falls

This popular day trip is just an hour out of town in your Minneapolis car rental. Relax at the St. Croix River, take a scenic cruise, or hike through Interstate Park’s ancient lava flows.


While there’s plenty of rivalry with Wisconsin, Milwaukee offers a different take on some of the best parts of Minneapolis: great music, tasty cuisine, beautiful parks, fascinating museums.

Average ratings in Minneapolis (4.8 stars)

Toyota Camry Hybrid 2015
Would definitely recommend Waris for your next car rental!!!!
Kathleen M. - June 14, 2019
Toyota Prius 2010
Rebecca provides a great value for Turo! She is a great personality which compliments her car rental experience. Her car functions flawless and barely sips fuel. Since it is also front wheel drive it powers through the toughest weather Minnesota can through at it. YOU WILL BE A SATISFIED CUSTOMER TOO!
Bill S. - October 5, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2012
Amir was wonderful! Great guy to rent a car from, thank you for everything
Shimrit E. - July 22, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2012
Amir was awesome! This was the best experience and much more cost effective then using a car rental service.
Yolanda B. - June 30, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2013
Amir was flexible and very easy to work. My first Turo experience was a pleasant one. Not sure I’ll go back to regular car rental services.
Aaron L. - July 22, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2014
Chuddy is my 3rd and perfect rental from Turo! I love this car rental service! It really gives the big name rental companies a run for their money. Chuddy was an exceptional host...he was kind, respectful, empathetic, sympathetic, extremely flexible, and helpful beyond belief! The car was so clean, I didn’t want to leave a drop of dirt in it. I will definitely be re-renting from Chuddy if he allows me to.
Alecia N. - September 23, 2019
Honda Civic 2009
Greg has his procedure down to an art. This was an extremely convenient pick up process and so much better than dealing with rental cars at the dreaded MSP airport. Peppy little car and great on gas. Will rent from him again when in the area.
Angie C. - October 5, 2018
BMW 3 Series 2005
This was our first experience and there is no other way to rent a car! Nathan wasn’t just good, he, Erika and TJ do it much better! If you’re in the Minneapolis area call Nathan!
Tanya C. - July 30, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2012
I had to travel to Minneapolis unexpectedly for a funeral. Traditional car rental agency prices were sky high for last minute rentals. So, this was my first experience with Turo. Homer made this transaction seamless, easy, with fair pricing. His 2012 Corolla was perfect for my needs; clean, no smoke smell, and drove smoothly.
Lisa L. - July 19, 2019
Honda Civic 2013
Leo was great to coordinate with and very responsive to communications. Everything went smoothly and efficiently. My first time using Turo and if all experiences are like this, I'll never rent from a car rental company again.
Eric J. - July 24, 2018
Toyota Camry 2013
Pavel, was very punctuational and had great communication. It was extremely easy picking up and dropping off the car. I would rent a car from him again
Tina D. - August 27, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2012
Amir's the best, easy to connect with, flexible, and great, reliable cars! Always a good choice for a car when I'm in and around Minneapolis.
John A. - September 21, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2011
Thanks a million for your flexibility and great communication, Amir! Renting with you through Turo was a breeze and I would 10/10 recommend it to anyone looking for a car rental in the Minneapolis area. :)
Kim R. - July 18, 2018
Ford Fusion 2016
I could not be more pleased with the whole experience of renting this car. Erika was incredibly nice and friendly, and made the pick-up and drop-off easy and pleasant. The car itself was comfortable, clean, and reliable. It would be hard to justify the cost of taking an uber XL to/from the airport if we had only needed the car for a day or two, but for our two-week rental that cost wasn't a big deal, and the overall value of this rental was outstanding--far better than anything the traditional car rental companies could offer. Thank goodness for Turo!
Oliver P. - August 7, 2018
Toyota Corolla 2011
The original car we had rented was totaled by the previous renter (ack!), but Amir pulled another car for us. It wasn’t the cleanest car on the block, but it was safe and reliable and we didn’t have to spend $400 to get a last minute car rental.
Emily A. - July 20, 2019
Suzuki SX4 2012
First experience with Turo - Fabulous! I may never rent a car the traditional way again!
Dawn F. - July 31, 2018
Honda Civic 2012
Julia's Honda Civic was a great car for driving around Minnesota and northern Iowa. Julia was very prompt in responding to texts, was very friendly during the car pickup and inspection, and was very flexible regarding the drop off time. The car is a 2012 Civic, with a digital speedometer, a digital radio showing the station name and song titles, accurate cruise control, and great air conditioning. The car was clean, has a USB port for charging your phone, has like-new tires, and was very easy to drive. I will strongly consider using this vehicle for my next trip to Minneapolis.
Matthew M. - September 18, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2011
Renting the car from Amir was a breeze. Amir made pickup and drop-off at the airport very easy. The car was in good shape and got us around Minneapolis for 5 days. Highly recommend if needing a car to get around the city!
Courtney D. - October 1, 2019
Hyundai Sonata 2013
All in All a very pleasant first Turo experience. Much less hassle than a pushy car rental company. I will be doing it a again soon
Brian P. - August 2, 2018
Honda Fit 2015
Alexander is the most gracious, kind, approachable, humble, accommodating, reliable, (the list goes on) host I’ve ever dealt with. He even reminded me to take photos of his car before taking off...who does that? Not many people! I’ve already spoken to him about re-renting his vehicle soon. He’s an exceptional car loaner and his customer service is beyond. I see why he has a 5 star rating. He made my first rental with Turo so easy and comfortable that I will never rent from another car rental company again. Moving forward, I will always rent from Alexander, unless his vehicle isn’t available. Alecia N
Alecia N. - September 2, 2019
Chevrolet Cruze 2017
speechless first time ever using turo and he made me feel like this app is way better than going to the airport or your local car rental office. He was very reliable when I needed to ask him something about the car he would get in contact with me in mintues of me sending a message. He is a 10 out of 10 host if your ever need of a vehicle in Minneapolis Victor is the guy no doubt.
Jeff A. - July 10, 2019
Toyota Prius Plug-in 2013
Very professional and efficient .Eased worries about using an app to rent a car. Accommodated an early return.
Lorenzo V. - August 7, 2018
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Toyota Corolla 2013
Your service are amazing and would advise any body who needs to rent a car to rent from you
Dan armand M. - December 3, 2018
Chevrolet Impala 2011
What a great way to rent a car. We were greeted right at the baggage claim door and, thanks to Fred's flexibility, dropped off the car at a different location. The car itself was spotless and ran perfectly. We easily saved $100 renting this way and would definitely use Touro again.
Mark C. - August 5, 2019
Nissan Juke 2011
This was my first experience renting through Turo and it was excellent! Edgar adjusted the pick up & return hours as I needed, was very punctual and the car was in a very good condition. If I come back to Minneapolis and need to rent a car, I’ll make sure to check if Edgar’s Nissan is available. Thanks a lot!
Simona S. - July 9, 2019
BMW i8 2016
F does a FANTASTIC job of prompt communications, as this was a last minute splurge for my husband’s birthday. F was flexible and we looked to convenient pickup and returns that works for us both (again, given the extremely last minute nature of this rental). The car was exactly as described and our enjoyment of the rental exceeded our expectations! F made our first rental seamless and stress free.
Kara N. - September 23, 2019
Chevrolet Impala 2011
Oh my gosh, I can’t thank Fred enough! Enterprise completely fell through for me and I heard of Turo from a good friend of mine and this was my first Turo experience. My car needed immediate repairs and this worked out perfectly! I was able to find this vehicle within 5 minutes of where I live and it was very convenient. I would rent this Impala again in a heart-beat!
Skipper C. - September 20, 2019
Mitsubishi Lancer 2017
Great experience, pickup was simple and the car was in good condition and worked for my trip perfectly. Definitely would rent from again.
Bruce V. - September 29, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2012
This was my first Turo experience, so I wasnt quite sure what to expect. Curbside pickup was so much more convenient and the price was so much more reasonable than a traditional rental car company. Sand Amir was great!
Linda D. - October 1, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2012
It was a pleasure doing business with Amir. The service was excellent, the car a good one, pickup and return were managed very efficiently. I would definitely go back to Amir for another rental.
Ronald L. - October 1, 2019
Tesla Model S 2014
Love Emily's Tesla. It was such a fun car to drive. Very easy to rent from Emily on Turo, when I picked up the car she met with me to give me the key and was super friendly. This was my first rental on Turo and I would definitely do it again and I would not hesitate to rent from Emily again.. Great host.
PK K. - October 13, 2019
Ford C-Max Energi 2013
Great car, great rental, and Lucila was timely, responsive and friendly.
Paul G. - June 19, 2018
Kia Soul 2012
Incredibly easy working with Pavel. Dropped off car at arrivals and we dropped off at departures. Easiest and most convenient car rental I've ever experienced. I would rent through Pavel again.
Shane M. - July 24, 2018
Toyota Corolla 2011
Amir was great. The ease of pick-up and drop-off was simple, convenient and so much better than waiting in line at the car rental place! Amir's car worked and ran great. Exactly what I needed, Thanks Amir!
Thaddeus D. - September 7, 2018
Tesla Model S 2013
Rob was a great help. His Tesla was amazing full loaded with every option. You can’t rent a car from a nicer person!
Jon L. - June 15, 2018
Toyota Camry 2013
Pavel was great! The car is in great condition and he was very responsive to my questions. I would recommend him to anyone looking to rent a car.
Cole H. - September 25, 2018
Ford Focus 2016
Had an excellent experience using TURO for the first time and using Tyler’s Ford Focus! It was a seamless car rental experience. The car was clean, got great gas mileage and was perfect for our trip! Erica was extremely kind and it was fun making a new friend in the process! Thank you!
Madison M. - July 9, 2018
Toyota Yaris 2012
Amir was an awesome host during my trip to Minneapolis! My flight got delayed and didn’t arrive until nearly 2 in the morning and he was flexible and welcoming to me and my family. Drop off was smooth as well, including a ride back to the airport! The car was good too. Clean and simple. Will definitely rent again next time.
Brandon C. - July 23, 2019
Ford Focus 2016
Arlan was extremely quick in responding to my texts/emails which help my rental go smooth and without is any hassle. The gas usage on this vehicle is exceptional. Although I drove it a lot and long distances, the gas gage barely moved! What a great second rental with Turo
Alecia N. - September 17, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Wow! I just rented a Tesla. What a great car. Pavel is a great host. He delivered the car curbside at the airport upon our arrival. We did the same when we handed the car back. This Tesla is immaculate in every way. It's clear that this is his baby. Thanks for sharing.
Kent H. - September 20, 2019
Chevrolet Bolt EV 2017
The Bolt was amazing! Kyle was available whenever I needed him and made the trip worth taking again. I had last minute change of plans and he was more than accommodating. I highly recommend renting this vehicle!
Leynah M. - September 22, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Brett was great to work with! Such a fun car to drive. Will definitely rent again when I’m in town!
Amanda S. - September 22, 2019
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2010
Awesome car, rented car for wedding of a friend. They loved it. Brian was easy to work with and was very responsive. Also a very great guy. Car drives smoothly and has and was like driving a dream. After driving all day you feel relaxed and well rested. You never get tired. If your wondering between this car or another I recommend you go with this one
Joseph K. - September 23, 2019
MINI Cooper Clubman 2009
I have worked with Nathan before and he is a consummate professional. Love his cars! Highly recommend!
Sean M. - September 24, 2019
Chevrolet Cruze 2014
This experience was truly better than renting (for the purpose of the type of a shorter road trip), hardly ANY taxes, no deposit, VERY, VERY easy. Need I say NO LONG LINES!!! Awesome experience, well done Turo!
Melody I. - September 24, 2019
Nissan Juke 2011
Edgar is the man! this guy picked us up at the airport (at midnight) and we were able to drop off the car at the airport on the way back. Very friendly and flexible. Talk about some top notch customer service! Car was very clean and an absolute pleasure to drive. 10/10 would rent from Edgar again and definitely will be returning to Turo after such a splendid first experience.
Nicole B. - September 25, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
I had a great experience renting from Pavel for a business trip. Would definitely rent from him again!
James I. - September 26, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2014
We rented Scott's car for 3 days when we flew in for a wedding. Absolutely a wonderful experience.
Don V. - September 29, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2010
Amir was great. His car worked for exactly what I needed and he was flexible and very easy to work with. This was my first time using Turo and I will for sure look for more of his cars the next time I need one.
Alena L. - October 1, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2011
Amir's the guy to go to! Superior communication skills A good work ethic Patience The ability to be relatable Caring Compassionate Willing to help when needed Experience in dealing with the public Knowledge of Turo Phone skills Willing to go the extra mile to please customers Customer appreciation
Randolph L. - October 1, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2010
Amir was great to work with! He was on time, and made sure I knew where to pick up and drop off my vehicle each time. I’m glad I chose his car for my short trip.
Sara A. - September 27, 2019
Honda Accord 2006
Wilson was fantastic to rent from! Excellent communication, easy to follow instructions, and a great car for the price! Would absolute rent again the next time I'm in Minnesota!
Jonathan D. - September 25, 2019
Honda Fit 2010
This was my first time using Turo and it was a pleasure dealing with Greg. The car was solid, Greg was super flexible with pickup & return. He was also extremely prompt with his responses. Overall a great experience!
Bartek K. - September 30, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2007
Yes, there are a couple dings, but big whoop - the car is super fun to drive, Nathan was great to work with, and you can’t beat the price! I’m local & will rent again for sure.
Jason G. - September 30, 2019
Tesla Model S 2014
This was my first time using Turo. Emily made the process smooth and convenient. She answered all of my questions promptly. The car was incredible and fun to drive. I would definitely rent this vehicle from her again next time I am in the area. A pleasure from start to finish. 💜
Cinnamon K. - September 25, 2019
Tesla Model S 2014
This car is awesome! Emily is great to deal with and offered several excellent tips during the few days of use.
Ric S. - September 30, 2019
Cadillac DTS 2008
Rolf was terrific. The Cadillac was a great vehicle for our trip dropped it off at the airport! Excellent host and great car.
Mark C. - October 1, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2010
Amir was great! Super friendly and helpful and flexible when I had to change my trip times. The car is nice and gets you where you need to go. Seems to get good gas mileage.
Erin M. - October 7, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2015
Freddy was spectacular. He is very accommodating. I’m not sure how to feel about his Jetta. I just bought a 2020 Toyota and the seats in the Jetta were more comfortable and it has much of the same technology including the rear dash board camera to assist backing up the car. Smooth ride and exceptional gas mileage. I hope this vehicle is available on my next trip. It’s located under three miles from the MSP terminal 2. Thanks Freddy!
Scott P. - October 7, 2019
Ford Mustang 2014
Having access to a fun convertible to drive into the North Woods of Minnesota at the beginning of Fall was fabulous. Kirk was accommodating, and even suggested the best restaurant in his neighborhood. All went well, and I will return to rent from him again.
Jeffrey G. - October 8, 2019
Ford Focus 2016
Had a small issues with car getting towed and he made us nice and ray with no hassle to get it out. Pick up and drop off easy. Would definitely rent from him again!!
TERRANCE M. - October 4, 2019
Toyota Camry 2015
Easy process, would definitely recommend renting this car from Nicole!
Emily M. - October 7, 2019
Chrysler 200 2015
Victor was awesome I rented his blue Chrysler 200 very late around 12:30 am actually because my flight got in late. He was very understanding very helpful and through his car was awesome I’ll definitely rent from him if I come back to Minnesota
Lekeith H. - October 9, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2014
Scott was very flexible with pickup and delivery with great communication. Car ran great. Would definitely rent again.
Scott W. - October 8, 2019
Maserati GranTurismo 2014
Really great owner and very clean car, wonderful trip.
John C. - October 1, 2019
Hyundai Sonata 2012
Lou was great to work with and at communication through the whole trip. The car ran great and got good gas mileage. Thanks!
Alex N. - October 14, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2010
Exactly what I needed for this quick trip, would definitely rent from Amir again!
Brad A. - October 5, 2019
Ford Fusion 2012
I’ve rented this car twice and it was an awesome experience both times. Highly recommend.
Tiffany D. - October 15, 2019
Toyota Prius Plug-in 2013
I was really satisfied with Pavel’s car and the whole experience. When I decided to rent the car and I saw he didn’t have many reviews and he was pretty new on Turo, I thought twice about doing it, but then I thought that everyone starts somewhere and he actually had the best rates for the days I needed a car so I went ahead and do it. I don’t regret. He was there on time for pick up and return. The car was clean and very good on gas. Pavel was very responsive all the time. I’d definitely rent a car from him if I go to Minneapolis again. Thanks!
Lola D. - June 21, 2018
Toyota Corolla 2013
Amir is great! Communication throughout was excellent, he’s very helpful and flexible. The car was reliable and in great shape. I’d definitely recommend him to others and rent a car from him again.
Annie B. - October 10, 2018
Toyota Camry 2013
Nice clean car and amazing service from Pavel! Will recommend to anyone who wants to skip the shuttle to rent a car from the airport...Curbside pick up and drop off!!!
Steven P. - December 15, 2018
Toyota Corolla 2010
Amir, you are upfront and honest in your business, no hidden fees or costs. That is a value I hold. Thank you for making my car rental experience so pleasant, it allowed me to focus on my business without worrying about transportation. Ray
Raymond L. - May 26, 2018
MINI Cooper 2008
Rented a Mini Cooper but it ended up not available due to mechanical issues so I was given a red loaded BMW 3 series as a replacement ... great car! Nathan has a mechanic on staff to make sure his cars are ready before sending out on rental... thank you!! His partner Erika was fantastic to with.
Bill Y. - July 22, 2019
Chevrolet Sonic 2014
Mike made the whole process very easy. He even picked us up at 5 AM. The car ran well and had great gas mileage. If I am ever back in Minneapolis soon, will definitely be renting from him again.
Caleb A. - August 6, 2019
Chevrolet Cruze 2014
Carter was very accommodating when I needed to add another week to the rental. The car performed extremely well and I truly enjoyed the travels. My trip was successful and I completed all I intended. My hat's off to Turo and to Carter.
Gordon F. - August 8, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Matt was an incredible host. He picked me up at the airport and we went on an extensive demo tour where he showed me all of the features and tools that I would be able to test out during my rental. Communication was easy throughout the trip and drop off was a breeze. Not sure why you would rent anyone else’s Tesla - this car was spotless and clearly well taken care of. Would only rent from Matt again if I was in the Minneapolis area.
Hugh S. - July 3, 2019
Chevrolet Cruze 2017
Victor was an awesome host, very flexible with my last minute trip extensions. The only downside to my first trip ever on Turo was the miscommunication with a turo representative via chat who led me to believe that I got 150 miles per day allocated to me for my 8day rental and failed to mention that there was a weekly limit when it came to the car i rented from Victor. This has cost me an additional $540 in additional miles.
Obert M. - July 22, 2019
Honda Civic 2013
The car was in great condition, clean, and was great for my trip! Scott was easy to communicate, I will keep him in mind for my next trip to Minneapolis 😊!!
Valeria L. - September 2, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2012
Amir is very communicative. I recommend Amir's car for renting in Minneapolis.
Siva Y. - September 3, 2019
Honda Civic 2013
Leo is amazing! Would rent from him again!
Jennifer B. - September 18, 2019
Hyundai Veloster 2019
Made the reservation less than 24 hours notice and Greg was super responsive and communicative. His car was nice, clean and reliable. Perfect for my needs while in town.
Justin L. - September 19, 2019
Ford Focus 2014
Arlan was very helpful and accommodating. I needed a car last minute and he was able to have the car ready in a matter of a few hours. Would definitely recommend!
Taylor M. - September 17, 2019
Audi A4 2007
Personal pleasure/anniversary trip
Jan B. - September 17, 2019
Ford Focus 2007
Everything was great. Pickup and dropoff was smooth, the car was clean and worked well.
Melissa B. - September 17, 2019
Hyundai Genesis 2015
Hugo was great. Car was awesome. I will use Turo from now on.
JOE S. - September 18, 2019
Hyundai Sonata 2013
It was a very nice car and Marshall was a great person to work with. I really appreciated being picked up and dropped off at the airport.
Alexander L. - September 20, 2019
Honda Civic 2013
Pick and drop off we’re super simple and the car was great.
Jason B. - September 20, 2019
Chrysler 200 2015
Perfect ride. Car is driving smooth and it is very comfortable. Victor answer very quickly. the pick up/drop off location is convenient. If i need a car again, definitely Victor's crisler c 200.
Ivan Z. - September 21, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2011
Amir was extremely flexible and easy going with the whole process! Will definitely use his car again when I’m back In Minnesota
D'Kota M. - September 22, 2019
MINI Cooper 2008
The Mini is fun to drive and has plenty of visual pop, even if the car is starting to show its age (mainly in the paint on the hood). Clean inside and out. Nathan was easy to work with, and his pickup point is not far from the airport.
Jonathan S. - September 17, 2019

Best Minneapolis driving roads

Highway 95

Head north to Stillwater to catch this highway that hugs the windy contours of the St. Croix River. Let your Minneapolis car rental strut its stuff.

Waters of the Dancing Sky

You have to travel north to catch this byway, so far north that on the right evenings, you can catch the stunning Aurora Borealis from the comfort of your Minneapolis car rental.

Mount Greylock Scenic Byway

Take your Minneapolis car rental east to Willmar, MN to catch this scenic highway that follows a route carved by ancient glaciers. Swoop by the Alexandria Lakes for a fiery sunset.