Car rental alternatives in Kansas City, MO

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Home to world-class art and music, a serious barbeque legacy, an addiction to baseball, and an impressive jazz tradition, Kansas City is steeped in more diverse culture and history than your average Midwestern city.

No matter what side of Kansas City you came to see, you’ll want to pick up your Kansas City airport car rental to ease your way around this riverside city.

Kansas City Favorites

Hop in your Kansas City car rental to get acquainted with the city’s cultural and historical roots at these well known institutions, where even locals like to visit.

Thomas Hart Benton Museum

The Kansas City painter was famous for his murals and portraits of everyday working Americans in the 1930s. Visit his home and studio for a glimpse into his painting process.

American Jazz Museum

Head downtown to 18th & Vine to get the skinny on the birth of jazz in Kansas City, where legends like Charlie Parker once blew their horns. Afterwards, you can still catch a live show at the Blue Room.

Riverfront Heritage Trail

This walking and biking path runs for 10 beautiful miles along the Missouri River, and links historical sites with dramatic sculptural art installations.

Top hosts in Kansas City, MO

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Josh Z. All-Star Host
1,406 trips Joined Dec 2016
Typically responds in 5 minutes

Recent reviews

The car was clean and in excellent condition. He picked me up from the airport for free which was very convenient. I’d recommend Josh’s cars to anybody traveling to Kansas City.
Ola - December 1, 2018
First time Turo cudtomer here... Hoping my future rentals with other car owners goes at least half as slick, quick and convenient as this one did. Top notch service and equiptment. Josh will be my first pick when I'm in Kansas City again.
Richard - November 22, 2018
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Dustin B. All-Star Host
347 trips Joined Mar 2018
Typically responds in 6 minutes

Recent reviews

Dustin’s car was very clean and in good condition. His communication & instructions were very clear and contributed to a convenient, wonderful experience in Kansas City!
Priyanka - October 22, 2018
This was a GREAT experience all around. I had never used Turo before, and debated with just using a traditional car rental service at the Kansas City Airport. It was after corresponding with Dustin about his car and understanding how he could make this experience seamless that I decided. Dustin’s attentiveness and focus on how he could make this a great experience for us made a busy trip go smoothly and hassle free. The car was spotless and provided us everything we needed. If your needing a car in the Kansas City area and Dustin is available to provide you a vehicle, you will be taken care of well.
Drew - July 13, 2019
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Hit the road

While it’s hard to beat the wealth of sights and sounds in the City of Fountains, when you book a Kansas City car rental, you can also explore these nearby prairie gems.

Weston, MO

Make the 30-minute drive in your Kansas City car rental to Weston, where you can hike along the Missouri River like Lewis & Clark, and taste fresh goat cheese at Green Dirt Farm.

Lawrence, KS

For a relaxing change of pace from city life, make the 45-minute trip in your Kansas City car rental to stroll the main drag in this college town. Check out the Museum of Odd for strange surprises.

Topeka, KS

From the Evil Knievel Museum and Truckhenge to the Brown v Board Educational Site, Topeka is a small treasure for visitors ready to make the hour drive in their Kansas City car rental.

Average ratings in Kansas City (4.9 stars)

Volvo S60 2017
Nice car to drive around Kansas City in, gets good gas mileage and handles well!
Robert B. - February 15, 2020
Chevrolet Camaro 2017
Very nice car to cruise through the last of the convertible season in Kansas City.
Ande S. - October 22, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2017
enjoyed going to Kansas City. Found it to be a fun town.
Jeremy A. - November 26, 2019
Toyota Camry 2015
John was an amazing host. Spotless car and John was very professional in the handling of the entire process. Will rent again when in Kansas City.
Kiernan H. - November 6, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2008
Dustin’s car was very clean and in good condition. His communication & instructions were very clear and contributed to a convenient, wonderful experience in Kansas City!
Priyanka R. - October 22, 2018
BMW 3 Series 2011
Harry and Don were great to work with and made my first time using Turo great! Would highly recommend them to anyone who’s visiting the Kansas City area!
Tanner W. - September 18, 2019
Toyota Prius c 2012
This was my first Turo experience and Eric made it great. I will definitely use Turo again and specifically Eric when I am in Kansas City.
Margaret K. - August 4, 2019
Hyundai Sonata 2019
This was a GREAT experience all around. I had never used Turo before, and debated with just using a traditional car rental service at the Kansas City Airport. It was after corresponding with Dustin about his car and understanding how he could make this experience seamless that I decided. Dustin’s attentiveness and focus on how he could make this a great experience for us made a busy trip go smoothly and hassle free. The car was spotless and provided us everything we needed. If your needing a car in the Kansas City area and Dustin is available to provide you a vehicle, you will be taken care of well.
Drew I. - July 13, 2019
Mazda 3 2017
Daniel is the Turo ideal renter. His car is super nice. It was ready when he said it was going to be ready. I’d totally rent this car again when I’m back in Kansas City.
Stephen C. - March 31, 2019
Toyota C-HR 2019
The car was clean and in excellent condition. He picked me up from the airport for free which was very convenient. I’d recommend Josh’s cars to anybody traveling to Kansas City.
Ola O. - December 1, 2018
Toyota Yaris 2012
This Toyota Yaris is a good basic car with excellent fuel efficiency. Air conditioning works well. I enjoyed driving it around Kansas City. The host, Eric, responded immediately to my text. I would be happy to rent from Eric again.
Susan C. - August 5, 2019
Lexus ES 350 2014
This trip with John was great! He and his colleague made everything so smooth and easy. Most definitely plan to work with them again in my upcoming trips to the Kansas City area
Profit P. - February 22, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2017
Great help! He actually helped us find a car to buy in Kansas City! Super knowledgeable about local stuff and incredibly helpful. Willing to be flexible and the car was exactly what we needed!
Fergal R. - September 28, 2019
Lexus ES 350 2016
Got a Lexus ES350 in great shape for less than we would have paid for a mid-size bland rental car from the airport. Very comfortable to drive and ride in. John is very friendly, and he was flexible with pickup and dropoff. The entire process was incredibly easy. Will definitely rent from him again the next time I'm in Kansas City.
Matt V. - December 15, 2019
Ford Focus 2013
First time Turo cudtomer here... Hoping my future rentals with other car owners goes at least half as slick, quick and convenient as this one did. Top notch service and equiptment. Josh will be my first pick when I'm in Kansas City again.
Richard G. - November 22, 2018
Toyota Corolla 2016
John is amazing. He made the process easy from the beginning through the end. Helped direct me to my destination and was really down to earth. If I ever go back to Kansas City and need a car - John will always be my first choice.
Delaney M. - May 18, 2019
Toyota Prius c 2012
Eric’s Toyota Prius was the perfect car for my two week stay in Kansas. The pick up and drop off were so easy when arriving at the Kansas City International Airport. Also the pick up is by lock box so it’s so easy and convenient. The car was so clean and easy to dry. Plus Eric was great at communicating and made my trip amazing. Thanks again!
Gabriella Z. - July 30, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2019
Great owners! Easy pickup and drop off at the airport. They taught the basics of Tesla driving which it turns out was much needed if you never have driven one. They also left a helpful booklet they made with things to know about the car. The car came with a thank you gift with water and snacks that was very much needed after a long flight. Sadly, I hit a deer at the end of my trip but the owners were understanding and helpful at the time of the accident. Highly recommend these owners for anyone searching for a car to rent in the Kansas City area!!
Alexander S. - August 22, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2015
Hopped on the shuttle and found the car at the pick up location as described. I was concerned about it not being at the airport, but the pick up location is super close, it's basically still at the airport. I would rent again. I got a great deal on the Corolla. No issues with the car. It is the base model, so if you're used to popping the trunk with the remote or cruise control, you may miss those features. But overall I happy with the bargain. Way cheaper and more convenient than any of the rental cars at the big companies. Thanks Dustin!
Christina R. - January 14, 2020
BMW 4 Series 2015
Great car. Very easy to rent a car through Turo.
Dean R. - October 9, 2018
Toyota Camry 2015
Renting from John is an outstanding experience and value. I wouldn’t rent from anyone else (or a car rental company for that matter). Thanks John!
Jason S. - November 23, 2019
Toyota C-HR 2019
Overall awesome first experience in car rental. Taking pictures on the app was a bit unintuitive at first but helped give peace of mind.
Ben P. - November 9, 2019
Ford Mustang 2013
Tabish is a great laid-back guy, ready to crack a joke and made sure we had everything we needed for our trip. Awesome car, kept in great shape. Anyone else considering a car rental in the KC area won’t regret choosing him!
Clayton B. - November 3, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016
Perfect rental quick friendly, thanks Troy
Marcos M. - March 18, 2020
Ford Mustang 2013
Tabish was a supreme host. The car was fantastic and drove amazing. The mustang made my trip fun and showed up in style.
Donald H. - March 2, 2020
Lexus ES 350 2016
John was super cool I had to extend the car for an extra day and he approved it super quick , I really really really enjoyed renting and driving his Lexus!! Would totally rent from him again!!!
Erionna K. - March 10, 2020
Toyota Corolla 2016
Car was great. John was very responsive and easy going. Pickup and drop off no problem at all. Would rent again!
David H. - March 11, 2020
Toyota Yaris iA 2017
I had a wonderful trip! Pickup and drop off was very easy and convenient. The car runs great and is very clean. It is great on gas as well!
Cassie C. - March 21, 2020
Ford Focus 2013
The car we rented from Josh was very nice, everything went super smooth. Josh Instructions for pick up and return were very clear. He answered all our questions promptly. We will definitely rent from him again.
Sharon G. - March 21, 2020
Toyota Yaris 2017
Our first experience With Turo and we are very happy! Our hosts were both easy going, great to chat with and made our whole experience much personable than a normal car rental agency. Car was very clean and loved driving it, such a fun little car !! The car adapter to hold your phone, that was in the glove box, was so great to have as we had forgotten ours that we typically take on vacation. Highly recommend.
Rebekah H. - May 15, 2019
Toyota C-HR 2019
In a great contrast and compare, I recently took a trip where I ended up using the traditional route to rent a car. With Josh’s car, there were no hidden fees, communication was timely and personal, and the vehicle was well maintained and reliable. Each of those were the opposite with the national chain experience. I would definitely rent with Josh again.
Nathan C. - November 5, 2018
Ford Focus 2013
I would totally rent from him again
Silvester H. - March 16, 2020
Ford Focus 2015
Josh is great. This was my 2nd time renting and both times it was professional and amazing.
Jackie C. - March 17, 2020
Nissan Altima 2013
Josh was really Good I Had some Bad Stuff Happen On My end But The Car Was nice Drove Great
Takia B. - March 18, 2020
Maserati Ghibli 2014
The guy who owns this car is an angel sent by God 🙏
Kevin L. - March 4, 2020
Toyota Corolla 2016
Great service!!! We needed to extend the car for an hour or so due to a flight delay and they were so quick to accept the extension and we were able to have the car for that extra time which was awesome! We really appreciated the convenience of this whole process!
Kamille H. - February 27, 2020
Ford Focus 2015
Great car and the owner Josh is really nice
Ashley N. - March 8, 2020
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2015
AWESOME Host very nice the car was very nice.
Jason K. - March 8, 2020
Toyota Prius c 2012
Great car, loved driving a prius around.
Andrew W. - March 9, 2020
Ford Flex 2011
Instantly approved very clean car good first time experience!!
Jack B. - March 23, 2020
Toyota Prius c 2013
All around great people and nice car. We've done several Turo rentals, and this was the easiest in every way. The car ran smooth, was clean, and super efficient. They communicated pickup and delivery in order to make it effortless for us. Saving this for all future KC trips!
Jeffrey I. - January 5, 2020
Allan Housell
Ford Focus 2013
Very good first experience! Would recommend Josh as a host!
Allan Housell S. - March 12, 2020
Ford Taurus 2007
Great customer service. Process was fast & easy plus he was able to work with us when we were hit with an unfortunate situation. Thank you
Chan'teon D. - March 1, 2020
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016
Amazing host! Super understanding and flexible! Will definitely be my go to in Kansas next time!
LI BIN T. - March 3, 2020
La'sha Marie
Ford Taurus 2007
Fast, convenient, affordable and simply a great experience
La'sha Marie M. - March 10, 2020
Volkswagen Golf 2017
Was an absolutely joy to ride in, practically drives itself! Great host who was very communicative and willing to show all the amenities. The pickup and return was extremely convenient as well! Highly recommend!
Jennifer G. - February 25, 2020
Honda Accord 2012
Very clean and easily-driven Honda Accord! Would recommend for sure!
Peter V. - February 25, 2020
Toyota Avalon 2011
MrJohn was punctuality and his response we’re very quick and the vehicle drop really good I would definitely purchase the vehicle again and mr John was very nice thank you
Elanda C. - March 9, 2020
Toyota C-HR 2019
Dustin’s CH-R was clean, smooth, and like new! Dustin was flexible and professional. Highly recommend for anyone traveling for business!
Eric H. - March 15, 2020
Lexus ES 350 2016
Another Rental from John. He is the best !
Gino G. - January 12, 2020
Tesla Model 3 2019
This is our second time booking this Model 3. We definitely want to own one of our own. Chris is very flexible with your trip and makes sure the ride is clean and stocked with mints and water! This bad boy is fast as all get out and it looks gorgeous all the time. We will continue to rent from Chris as long as his car is available! Thanks for a great trip!
Zachary D. - January 19, 2020
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012
Joshs cars are all amazing. I rented the Benz and it drove like a dream. His communication is flawless and wouldn’t hesitate to rent from him again. Thanks josh!!
Mark M. - January 25, 2020
Lexus LC 2019
One of the best experiences I have had using Turo. Jordan’s communication and flexibility was excellent to say the least!!! I honestly felt he went over and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly and make it a great time with his rental. The car was just as amazing. Very much a luxury car that feels amazing to ride and drive in, but still has that sporty tone and feel. Thanks Jordan for a great rental!
Paul H. - November 15, 2019
Tesla Model S 2014
Travis gets the “best host” award if there is one! He made everything so easy and was incredibly helpful at all times. The car was delivered to us immediately when we arrived, it was very clean and fully charged. It was a real treat to drive the Tesla for a full week but the real treat was getting to know Travis and his family.
Tanya T. - January 1, 2020
Lexus ES 350 2016
John was great! Easy communication. Able to adjust length with out any issues. Smooth ride smooth owner. Thanks John.
Ron T. - March 24, 2020
Tesla Model S 2014
Wow, if I could give 10 stars I would. I had very high expectations of the car and it met them all and then some. What really impressed me about this rental was the service I got from Travis. I’m a first time Turo user and I first time EV driver and Travis went out of his way to make things easy for me. My plans changed just before the Trip and Travis was quick to accommodate my changes. I hope I have an opportunity to do business with Travis again.
Kevin D. - October 8, 2019
Maserati Ghibli 2014
The car and owner both are great! I would highly recommend renting this car for a day and night around town or a trip either one. We took it to St. Louis and back to KC and enjoyed it very much. Plenty of performance and comfort as well. My 8 year old daughter loved it as well and had plenty of room in back for all of her on the road activities. The flexibility of pick up and drop off made it hassle free as well. Communication was great and couldn't really ask for a better rental experience. I've done a few Turo rentals and this has been the best overall yet.
Robert Z. - September 30, 2019
Toyota Prius c 2012
This was the first time I have used this venue to rent a car, and found it easy, and convienent to pick up and drop off. Next time I will read everything, as I didn't remember I had "limited" mileage. Eric was honestly great to work with, always responded to my questions and concerns immediately. Car was in great shape and drove great! I will definitely rent from him again.
Lynne G. - July 7, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2008
Dustin was so great. Communication as I was en route was super helpful with a snowstorm coming through. The car was clean and smelled and looked brand new for a car that was wasn’t so would have never known it was an ‘08. Great condition and ran great. At the end of the trip, I thought I had lost the keys and he was so nice about it and willing to drive pretty far to come meet me to ensure I could still get to the airport on time (I ended up finding the keys!). Dustin was such a nice guy and I will definitely rent a car from him again. Thanks!
Lindsey R. - January 15, 2019
Toyota Yaris iA 2017
Great trip from a great host and an amazing car had no problems with it and it only took 15$ to fill up thank you so much decibel will be booking again.
Devante L. - February 17, 2020
Ford Fusion 2016
Great rental and a great guy. Would definitely recommend.
Kenneth E. - February 19, 2020
Buick LaCrosse 2013
First time ever using Turo. Melanie definitely made it worth while! Car super clean. She was flexible with time. Great communication. I will rent again!
Jimesha F. - February 23, 2020
Toyota Yaris iA 2017
I loved the car! Had a fun and productive trip and had no worries. Thanks!
Khafre Z. - February 20, 2020
Toyota Corolla 2015
Thank you so much, everything was wonderful, car was great and I would absolutely rent from Dustin. Thank you.
Paul S. - January 9, 2020
Ford Focus 2013
Josh was great to rent from! We needed to extend the rental and it was no problem. Pick up and drop off were super easy. Thanks Josh!
Bret G. - January 17, 2020
Bridgette Evon
Ford Focus 2013
This was my first time renting with josh thru Turo & he helped me with me with a lot of questions I had , I really enjoyed the time I had with the car he deserve all 5 stars.
Bridgette Evon H. - January 26, 2020
Robert Luther
Jaguar XF 2012
David is a stand up guy, flexible with pickup and drop off and very convenient central location.. made the whole rental transaction smooth. The car is awesome, it’s got the V8- powerful and fun to drive.. all the luxury appointments u expect from a Jag Bluetooth, Nav, Sunroof, nice leather interior.
Robert Luther L. - December 17, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2016
Renting from John was an absolute pleasure. He worked with me on getting me picked up from the airport, and he worked with me on getting the car back to him. Overall, he is a very friendly and professional person. The car is a great deal. Gets great gas mileage, and $20 bucks took it from E to just about full. It’s a Corolla, so it’s not a huge or luxurious vehicle by any means, but it is the best deal on Turo for the KC area, especially if you’re a solo traveler, and it definitely won’t let you down. I would definitely recommend this car, and if Corollas just don’t do it for you, I would recommend you check out the rest of John’s inventory, because he won’t let you down.
Brady P. - December 24, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2019
He was great to working with him and the car is incredible!
Hoss P. - February 3, 2020
Ford Focus 2012
Great car. Great host. Very friendly. Car has great gas mileage.
Tyler C. - February 3, 2020
Toyota Prius 2013
I was in a accident and had less issues getting a Turo from Josh then my own insurance company. Great car, great communication and easy to work with
David S. - January 31, 2020
Toyota Corolla 2016
John was great, smooth pickup and dropoff, and the car was perfect!
Christopher B. - February 6, 2020
Tesla Model 3 2019
Christopher’s Tesla was crazy awesome! He was super informative about the car, answered any and all questions I had, and made the pickup and return really easy. 5 stars!
Olivia L. - February 9, 2020
Honda Accord 2012
Just an overall nice guy communication was great vehicle was perfect patient I would definitely recommend Robert and will most certainly rent from him again
Theresa J. - February 4, 2020
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2015
perfect location for pick-up/drop-off, great car that’s perfect for highway cruising, super nice host Five stars all around
Michael C. - February 13, 2020
Hyundai Sonata 2019
Dustin was a pleasure to work with and communicated extremely well throughout the entire process. Unfortunately the prior ride smoked in the car which caused a slight delay picking up the car. Dustin worked hard to get it clean, and there ASAP. The smell lingered the remainder of the day but was gone by the next day. I honestly have to say there was no way that Dustin could've handled it better. It's a shame someone would do that, but the car is certainly in great shape. Thanks Dustin.
Brandon F. - February 13, 2020
Ford Taurus 2007
This first turo experience was great and beyond my expectations. Nicholas was awesome in every way and so is the car!
Sharon G. - February 12, 2020
Ford Mustang 2013
Everything was AWSOME the pick up super easy super clean car in & out!! I will look forward to booking with you again
Marcus L. - February 16, 2020
Nissan 350Z 2008
Beautiful car, ultra professional host!
Nick C. - February 18, 2020
Toyota C-HR 2019
Josh provided a wonderful experience for a first time Turo user! The detailed instructions were incredibly helpful and the car was beautiful.
Sarah S. - February 18, 2020
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012
Would rent from josh again in a heartbeat
Zachary M. - January 30, 2020
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012
Nice, comfortable car with good gas mileage. Looks good too.
Justin C. - February 22, 2020
Nissan 350Z 2008
Great host and car! Would definitely recommend!!
Austin W. - February 23, 2020
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2015
Great car; courteous and professional host. Thank you Janae!
John L. - February 5, 2020
Ford Fusion 2016
Sam was absolutely amazing. He was able to accommodate my last minute reservation and was able to extend my reservation due to my car not being ready from the repair shop. Would definitely reserve with Sam again and he made Turo such a positive first experience. Thanks Sam! You Rock!
Brittanye R. - February 19, 2020
Toyota C-HR 2019
Great car lots of complaints about the car.
Savannah M. - February 24, 2020
Nissan Sentra 2016
The car was perfect for my week-long trip! Ravikiran was easy to communicate with and made my first rental go smoothly.
Rachel D. - October 26, 2018
Toyota Yaris 2017
Great car to get around KC and rental experience that was as smooth as silk! Will definitely be my go to for future trips to the area.
Noel D. - December 8, 2018
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2007
Communication with Jakob could not have been better and he was very accommodating. Would definitely love to rent from him again.
Olyvia N. - December 29, 2019
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012
Nice solid car and fun to drive. The all-wheel drive is nice in the Kansas winters!
Glenn A. - January 4, 2020

Best Kansas City driving roads

Blue River Road

Head south from downtown in your Kansas City car rental to catch this winding road that hugs the river, and snakes through a forested parkway that’s home to many species of birds.

Cliff Drive Scenic Byway

Take a tour through the historic Northeast neighborhood on this 5-mile scenic drive in your Kansas City car rental, complete with dramatic views of the Missouri River.

Glacial Hills Scenic Byway

Part of the official route of Lewis & Clark, catch Highway 7 near Leavenworth, to weave your Kansas City car rental through the valleys and rolling hills left behind by ancient glaciers.