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Car Rental From Colorado Springs Airport Mini Guide

Colorado Springs, set against the majestic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, offers a blend of natural beauty, cultural riches, and adventurous activities. Starting your journey directly from the Colorado Springs Airport (COS) with a rented car sets you on a path of convenient exploration through this scenic city and its surrounding wonders.

Why Rent a Car at Colorado Springs Airport?

  1. Effortless Transition: Transition smoothly from your flight to your personal drive, saving time and energy.
  2. Tailored Exploration: Whether you're heading straight to the Garden of the Gods or venturing further into the Rockies, a personal vehicle allows you to travel at your own pace.
  3. Broad Selection: Choose from a range of vehicles – from compact cars to spacious SUVs perfect for mountain drives.

Getting Out of the Airport:

  • Primary Exit: The main exit from Colorado Springs Airport is Milton E. Proby Parkway, providing quick access to I-25, which is the primary route heading north towards Denver and south to Pueblo.

Navigational Insights:

  • Distances: Downtown Colorado Springs is roughly a 20-minute drive (11 miles) from the airport via I-25 N.
  • Tolls: While the main roads in and around Colorado Springs are toll-free, if you're heading towards Denver, be aware of the E-470 toll road.
  • Road Conditions: Colorado roads are generally in good condition, but be prepared for mountainous terrains if venturing into the Rockies. In winter, ensure your car is equipped for snowy conditions.
  • Traffic: As with any city, morning and late afternoon can see peak traffic. Always factor in a little extra time, especially if you have a scheduled appointment or activity.
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) Points: Colorado Springs is progressively adding more EV charging stations. Major hotels, shopping centers, and public parking areas increasingly offer EV charging points. Ensure your car rental provider equips you with a compatible charging cable and a list of nearby charging stations.

Before You Drive Off:

  1. Inspect Your Vehicle: Always do a quick check for any existing damages and ensure they are documented.
  2. Understand the Controls: Familiarize yourself with the vehicle's controls, especially if it's an EV or a hybrid model.
  3. Ask for Maps/GPS: While most cars come equipped with GPS, it doesn't hurt to ask for a physical map or ensure your mobile maps app is set up for the region.

Renting a car from Colorado Springs Airport is not just about convenience; it's about crafting your personalized journey through this breathtaking part of the United States. From the red rock formations to the high mountain peaks, having your transport allows you to capture the essence of Colorado Springs and beyond. So, pick up those keys, set your playlist, and let the road ahead guide your adventures!

Current Rental Rates in Colorado Springs Airport

Hyundai Elantra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 41.06 EUR/day
Hyundai Elantra

7 Days rental at 287.45 EUR from 21/07/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 41.06 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 287.45 EUR from 21/07/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 41.06 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 287.45 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Colorado Springs Airport: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Natural Wonders and Outdoor Activities: Utilize your rental car to explore the natural beauty surrounding Colorado Springs, including the Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, and the Broadmoor Seven Falls. Enjoy hiking, biking, and photographic opportunities in these scenic locations.
  • Cultural and Historical Sites: Drive to significant cultural landmarks such as the United States Air Force Academy, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, and the Old Colorado City historic district to delve into the region's rich history.
  • Scenic Drives: Take advantage of Colorado’s scenic routes such as the Gold Belt Scenic Byway, the Pikes Peak Highway, or the high alpine roads of the nearby Rocky Mountains for breathtaking views and exploration.
  • Adventure Sports: Use your rental car to access adventure sports venues around Colorado Springs. Try rock climbing in Garden of the Gods, zip-lining at the Royal Gorge, or white-water rafting on the Arkansas River.
  • Art and Culinary Exploration: Explore Colorado Springs’ vibrant arts scene and culinary landscape. Drive to local art galleries, theaters, and dine in award-winning restaurants and local eateries that offer a range of cuisines reflecting the area's diverse culture.


Colorado Springs Airport - Popular Destinations

  • Manitou Springs: Approximately 20 miles west of Colorado Springs Airport - Known for its historic downtown, natural mineral springs, and the Manitou Incline
  • Royal Gorge Bridge & Park: Roughly 55 miles southwest of Colorado Springs Airport - Home to America’s highest suspension bridge and zip line
  • Cripple Creek: About 45 miles west of Colorado Springs Airport - A historic gold mining town now known for its casinos, Victorian architecture, and the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad.

Our Most Popular Rated Local Car Rental Suppliers from Colorado Springs Airport

No.1: ALAMO,
based on 6305 reviews
24 min (average wait time)
based on 2816 reviews
22 min (average wait time)
based on 5891 reviews
21 min (average wait time)

Colorado Springs Airport car hire information

  • 9.8/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Alamo US Corporate
  • € 287.42
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 41.06
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 67
    Most Popular Type:
  • 27
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Jetta
  • 281
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day in Colorado Springs Airport

January€ 93
February€ 85
March€ 82
April€ 76
May€ 79
June€ 78
July€ 82
August€ 69
September€ 77
October€ 73
November€ 79
December€ 86
January€ 89
February€ 84
March€ 82
April€ 74
May€ 78
June€ 77
July€ 79
August€ 71
September€ 78
October€ 76
November€ 76
December€ 84
January€ 150
February€ 138
March€ 138
April€ 105
May€ 111
June€ 119
July€ 113
August€ 114
September€ 108
October€ 110
November€ 100
December€ 125
January€ 113
February€ 100
March€ 92
April€ 87
May€ 90
June€ 89
July€ 94
August€ 88
September€ 89
October€ 87
November€ 90
December€ 101
January€ 131
February€ 105
March€ 96
April€ 93
May€ 99
June€ 98
July€ 103
August€ 112
September€ 112
October€ 106
November€ 108
December€ 108
April€ 39
May€ 41
June€ 45
July€ 62
August€ 40
September€ 39
October€ 33
January€ 113
February€ 104
March€ 97
April€ 86
May€ 91
June€ 92
July€ 96
August€ 93
September€ 91
October€ 89
November€ 92
December€ 102
April€ 70
May€ 75
June€ 79
July€ 83

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