Car Rentals in Indianapolis
The capital of Indiana, Indianapolis is also its most populated city and one where renting a car serves visitors very well. After all, what better way to match the spirit of “The Racing Capital of the World” then by driving a sporty rental around during your stay? While you may not be inclined to rent a high-end race car, there are ample opportunities to see the sights of The Circle City.
Renting a Car in Indianapolis
Picking up a Car at the Airport?
There are a few airports that serve the capital, but the majority of out of state travelers will come in through Indianapolis International. For obvious reasons, this is the perfect place to start your car rental journey in the Crossroads of America!
Unlike many airports that require passengers to take a shuttle bus to their on-site rental facility, all you have to do here is walk out of the main terminal and over to the Ground Transportation Center.
On and Off-site agencies
This is where you will find a number of national rental car chains; Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar Car Rental, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty Car Rental all offer 24/7 service and a vast selection of car makes and models.
Whichever type of car you are looking for – luxury, sport, or a compact model -- one of the agencies is bound to have it in stock. Since the rental process can be a bit confusing to people who are doing so for the first time, remember that there is an additional surcharge cost for booking a rental at the airport. That being said, you can always take a taxi to Enterprise at 107 S. Capital Avenue, Thrifty at 1240 E Stop 11 Rd, or Budget at 7800 Col H Weir Cook Memorial Dr.
Inside and Out: A Brief Guide to Traveling in Indianapolis
Do not be mistaken; Indianapolis is a major city that is best suited for car travel. The public bus system, although efficient, is nowhere near as versatile as driving on four wheels! To be clear, you cannot get really anywhere in the city without one, let alone go on fun-filled adventures.
Road Rules to Know… and good news for parking your Indianapolis rental car
When driving on the highway, be advised that the speed limit can range anywhere from 55-70 mph, and as a general rule of thumb, always assume the limits in the city are 35 unless otherwise noted. In regards to parking, there are over 73,000 spots to choose from; the fees in Indianapolis are much more affordable than they are in other major cities.
Trips to Take While in Indy
Fuel up the tank and be prepared to see a side of Indiana that many tourists don’t always see. There are a ton of neat attractions close to the capital. Whether you are traveling solo or with kids in tow, Indianapolis and its neighboring towns have something great in store for everyone.
The Academy of Hoosier Heritage is dedicated basketball museum located in Mooresville, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum is a 2-hour + drive from the city center (hint…it is full of cool classic cars on display), and Billie Creek Village is a historic museum that instantly engages feelings of nostalgia for the past! The Columbian Park Zoo and Covered Bridges of Park County are worth driving to in your Indianapolis rental car if you have the chance, too.