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Car Hire Idaho  Information

Idaho is a state in the northwestern United States, and it has several airports, with Boise Airport (BOI) being the largest and most commonly used by travelers.  Boise Airport (BOI) is located within the city limits of Boise, the capital of Idaho. 

Boise Airport to Downtown Boise: The airport is approximately 3 miles (about 4.8 kilometers) south of downtown Boise. The drive from the airport to the city center typically takes around 10-15 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

Driving in Idaho:

Idaho offers a mix of road types, including major highways, scenic byways, and rural roads. The road conditions are generally good, with well-maintained highways. Traffic congestion is not a significant issue in most parts of Idaho, except in larger cities like Boise and Coeur d'Alene during rush hours. While there are major freeways in Idaho, such as I-84 and I-90, you'll also encounter two-lane highways, especially in rural areas.

Best Type of Car:

For driving in Idaho, a standard compact or mid-sized car is generally suitable. However, if you plan to explore remote areas, go off-road, or visit during the winter months, consider a vehicle with all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.

Places to Visit by Car:

Idaho offers a wide range of natural and cultural attractions that you can explore by car:

Boise: Explore the state capital, visit the Boise River Greenbelt, and enjoy cultural attractions like the Boise Art Museum.

Sun Valley: A renowned ski resort area in central Idaho, known for outdoor activities year-round, including skiing, hiking, and biking.

Sawtooth National Recreation Area: Drive to this stunning area with rugged mountains, pristine lakes, and opportunities for hiking and camping.

Shoshone Falls: Often called the "Niagara of the West," Shoshone Falls is even higher than Niagara Falls and can be reached by car from Twin Falls.

Coeur d'Alene: A picturesque city in northern Idaho, known for its beautiful lake, hiking trails, and outdoor recreation.

Craters of the Moon National Monument: Explore the unique volcanic landscapes of this park, accessible by car.

Idaho Panhandle National Forests: Drive through lush forests and visit places like Lake Coeur d'Alene and the Silver Valley.

Stanley: A gateway to the Sawtooth Mountains, offering opportunities for hiking, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors.

Lewiston: Located in the Lewis-Clark Valley, this city provides access to the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and the Snake River.

Idaho's diverse landscapes, from mountains to deserts to pristine lakes, make it a great destination for road trips and outdoor adventures. Whether you're interested in nature, outdoor activities, or cultural experiences, you'll find plenty to explore by car in this scenic state.
 

Cheapest car hire in Idaho

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Idaho: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • The largest city in Idaho is Boise
  • Nicknamed 'Gem State' as almost every known gemstone has been discovered in Idaho
  • Highway 95 connects the North to the South
  • Consists of 44 counties
 

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Compare car rental agents in Idaho

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Alamo
2
9.1/10
3,330
€ 27.34
€ 43.86
€ 45.07
€ 45.73
 Enterprise
3
9.1/10
2,727
€ 45.20
€ 46.40
€ 47.06
 National
3
8.9/10
420
€ 28.96
€ 46.53
€ 47.74
€ 48.40
 Avis
6
8.1/10
4,700
€ 32.80
€ 32.96
€ 36.72
 Budget
6
8.1/10
8,250
€ 27.24
€ 30.53
€ 31.95