Omaha Rental Cars
Omaha began life as an important pioneer outpost, but today it’s attracting big business. Chances are you’re here for work, but in a rental car, Omaha can also be fun.
Car Rentals: Omaha’s Best Deals
Finding yourself a cheap rental car in Omaha shouldn’t be too difficult. Most of the major national agencies offer discount car rental in Omaha, including Avis, Budget, Alamo, Advantage, Enterprise, Dollar, Hertz, Payless, Thrifty, and National. You’ll find counters for all these companies at the airport, and several have additional locations throughout the city.
Renting a Car at Omaha’s Eppley Airfield
The most common (and convenient!) place to rent a car in Omaha is at the airport. The rental car desks are located near Door #3 of the terminal. Ready car spaces are on the first level of the surface parking structure, just north of the 6 story parking garage. You can reach them through a covered walkway across from Door #5.
More Agency Locations for Savings and Variety
Bargain hunters know that you can sometimes save a lot by renting your car from an off-airport location. You’ll probably need to get a taxi to the rental car office, as there are no easy public transportation offices. The Enterprise office at 2323 Harney Street is probably your closest option, a 15 minute drive from the airport. There’s also an Avis at 7505 Pacific Street, around 20 minutes from Eppley.
Driving in Omaha: What You Need to Know
Serious traffic isn’t a problem for most of Omaha, although rush hour is predictably slow in parts of the city. 1-80 is a ten lane superhighway, which can be intimidating for visitors.
Farnham Street between Saddle Creek Road, at the Nebraska Medical Center, until the street's western end at Dodge, can be confusing for outsiders, as it is one of the few “reversible” streets in the USA. It becomes one-way at certain times, to ease rush hour congestion. Monday through Friday, 7am to 9am, Farnam becomes one-way toward the city (eastbound), then from 4pm to 6pm, it becomes one-way away from the city (westbound). Other times on weekdays, and all day on weekends, the street is two-way.
Finding Parking in Omaha
For the most part, parking in Omaha is plentiful and affordable .The city of Omaha has an online map of parking meter locations and fees. On-street parking is free after 5 pm and all day on weekends.
Enjoy Omaha - Rent a Car!
Public transport is limited, so to make the most of your visit, a rental car is a must. While Omaha is an unassuming city, all that wealth shows in quiet ways. Its streets are peppered with museums, galleries, fine-restaurants and good shopping opportunities. The Old Market, Downtown, is a place to park and stroll.
Along the bank of the Missouri River you’ll find the beautiful Lauritzen Gardens - Omaha's Botanical Center. In full bloom, its three miles of trails are heavenly, especially early in the morning. Nearby, the Henry Doorly Zoo offers exceptional immersion into the world of animals, including the world’s largest indoor rainforest and a 70 foot shark tunnel.