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 alternative to ease your way around this riverside city.

Kansas City Favorites

Hop in your Kansas City car rental alternative 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
1,133 trips Joined Dec 2016
Typically responds in 6 minutes

Recent reviews

Josh was incredibly helpful and responsive. His car was clean and fun to drive. I’d happily rent from him again if I find myself in Kansas City again in the future!
Kyle - August 13, 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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John V. All-Star Host
393 trips Joined Jun 2017
Typically responds in 7 minutes

Recent reviews

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 - February 22, 2019
Easily the smoothest car rental I have ever done. Was in town for a conference and had seen that a round trip Uber ride from the airport would cost me almost as much as a car rental, so it was a no brainer to go ahead and get a car for my time in Kansas City. John picked me up at the airport when I got to KCM and dropped me off for my flight back. The car ran smoothly, had all the necessary features to make driving enjoyable, and thankfully had great air conditioning to get me out of the heat. I would definitely use John’s car again if I find myself in Kansas City again!
Christian - August 5, 2018
Skip the rental car counter

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 alternative, you can also explore these nearby prairie gems.

Weston, MO

Make the 30-minute drive in your Kansas City car rental alternative 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 alternative 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 alternative.

Average ratings in Kansas City (4.9 stars)

Mazda 3 2018
Fantastic owner, I will definitely rent from Daniel Next time I am in Kansas City.
Joseph K. - September 15, 2018
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
Easy pickup and return. Perfect car to get around town. I’d definitely recommend Daniel’s car and service to friends visiting Kansas City.
MaryLaura B. - July 24, 2018
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
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
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
Ford Focus 2012
Josh was incredibly helpful and responsive. His car was clean and fun to drive. I’d happily rent from him again if I find myself in Kansas City again in the future!
Kyle H. - August 13, 2018
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
Easily the smoothest car rental I have ever done. Was in town for a conference and had seen that a round trip Uber ride from the airport would cost me almost as much as a car rental, so it was a no brainer to go ahead and get a car for my time in Kansas City. John picked me up at the airport when I got to KCM and dropped me off for my flight back. The car ran smoothly, had all the necessary features to make driving enjoyable, and thankfully had great air conditioning to get me out of the heat. I would definitely use John’s car again if I find myself in Kansas City again!
Christian P. - August 5, 2018
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
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
Hyundai Genesis 2011
The car was amazing, nice, clean and the drive was amazing, got 28mpg on the freeway with a v8 engine, if you want to rent a car, i highly suggest you go with this....david was super friendly and when i needed to return the car earlier, he was right i was treated was amazing.....when i come back out to kansas city, im renting this car from dave again.....worth every penny!!!!
Richard C. - September 16, 2018
Toyota Prius 2014
I had to rent a car in the spur of the moment traveling to Kansas City since my dad couldn’t drive me anymore and luckily Josh had a car readily available at the hotel by the airport making it extremely convenient and easy to get to. I made a reservation 3 hrs before landing and it was ready for me. This is also my first time using Turo and Josh made it very easy for me to understand
Ian M. - September 7, 2018
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
Ford Focus 2013
We had a great experience renting Josh's Ford focus. Once appropriate pictures were uploaded, we received GPS coordinates to pick up the vehicle. He gave clear instructions. The car was clean and comfortable and an amazing gas saver! Will rent from Josh when we visit Kansas City again.
Emmanuel M. - August 31, 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
BMW 4 Series 2015
Great car. Very easy to rent a car through Turo.
Dean R. - October 9, 2018
Volvo S60 2013
First time I used anything other than a traditional car rental company- Would definitely use them again- great selection of cars that you wouldn’t otherwise get elsewhere 😊
Jennifer D. - June 21, 2018
Toyota Camry 2015
John’s Camry was perfect for a 3 day trip to KC, the car is clean and well maintained. I would rent any of John’s cars if I come back to KC.
Fabian R. - August 21, 2019
Nissan Sentra 2016
It was my first experience with Turo and my experience with Raviikarin's car rental was great! I will rent from him again.
Constance M. - September 30, 2018
Tesla Model S 2014
We had a wonderful experience renting the Tesla Model S from Travis. He was a pleasure to deal with from pick up to drop off. Highly recommended.
Clayton S. - August 18, 2019
Hyundai Sonata 2019
Dustin was very patient and polite when our flight was over 3 hours late. He could not have been a better host! I highly recommend renting from him. The rental costed less than the rental car companies, and was a way cooler car than theirs. Satisfied customer!
Ingrid J. - August 14, 2019
Toyota Prius 2011
This was the second time I’ve rented from Eric. It was great! The shuttle to the hotel, ease of finding the car & the lock box worked good! His cars have both been clean & fun to drive. He is prompt in replying to questions as well. I would highly recommend working with Eric!
Pepper C. - August 14, 2019
Toyota Prius 2011
Very accommodating! Even though I reserved a Prius, it turned out to not be available so I was able to drive a Mazda instead. Loads of room but still good on gas! Good amount of mileage allowance that allowed me to get my training and business done in two cities. Super clean! The car has unlimited wash and vacuum! So convenient! Wish I had that for my car back home! Good detailed instructions so I knew where to go and what to do. Pickup & return were simple & easy! I’ll be looking for rental from Busy Bee in the future!
Judith K. - August 25, 2019
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
Nissan 350Z 2008
Great car, really fast. Great host too I would rent a car from him again for certain. Thank you Jonathan for being understanding about my Request for extension
John M. - August 15, 2018
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
Cassidy Paul
Toyota Corolla 2008
Great guy and a great car. Extremely communicative and very detailed. Made the whole trip a lot more stress free and convenient. Even for someone's first time in the area.
Cassidy Paul K. - September 1, 2019
Tesla Model S 2014
Fantastic car and a fantastic experience. Thank you so much Travis!
Joe S. - September 7, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2015
This car is immaculate, take-off-your-shoes before you get in-clean. The owner was super cool about meeting me in one place and then letting me drop off at the airport for a fee which was much cheaper than me having to take a car all over to pick up the car. Recommend!
Angela C. - August 23, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2016
Wonderful rental with John! It was very swift and couldn’t have had a better ride to take us across the state and back.
Casey E. - August 20, 2019
Ford Focus 2013
Josh was great got me the car quick and easy even though I was running late. Made my trip so much easier.
Alec V. - August 31, 2019
Toyota C-HR 2019
I had such an amazing time driving Josh’s car. Drives very well, good gas mileage and is very spacious. I was so thankful to have gotten such a kind person to rent from as well! He was very understanding and responsive! Recommending him to many friends.
Tristen D. - September 2, 2019
Hyundai Sonata 2019
The vehicle was in excellent condition, perfectly clean and a great drive. As always, Dustin makes the rental process very easy and enjoyable for the renter!
Irma C. - August 30, 2019
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2008
All went well on this second rental and I’m looking forward to the next occasion.
Lloyd T. - September 11, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2016
Came to MO to check out college for my oldest. John got us from the airport his associate met us close by the airport for the drop off. Super quick and easy transaction. Car was as expected. Exactly what I needed. When my kid comes here next year to school, I’ll be sure to rent from John again whenever I visit. Thanks John and Gwen!
Mercy S. - September 1, 2019
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2008
The Mazda MX-5 rental with Nick was my first experience using Turo and it went smoothly. This Miata Convertible is a very nice vehicle in appearance and operation. It truly is a well kept fun car to drive. Also, Nick was more than customer friendly as he detailed the features of the car and how everything worked. He was also open to answering any additional questions during the rental. All was pleasant and I plan to use this vehicle when available for subsequent trips.
Lloyd T. - June 25, 2019
Lexus ES 350 2014
This was our first experience with Turo and it was flawless. The car was beautiful and well kept. John was there within minutes to pick us up at the airport after we called him and made the check in process simple. John also accommodated a slightly earlier turn in time for us as we needed to get to the airport sooner. We appreciated driving a clean car and having the added value of being picked up at the airport! The last time we rented a car from a major rental company was in Hawaii and the car had roaches in the storage boxes of the minivan! NOT a good experience, we highly recommend any of John's cars. Service is number one and he fulfilled.
Howard W. - July 27, 2019
Lexus ES 350 2016
John was friendly and accommodating and really couldn't have done better. The car was amazing, for one. Them my flight was delayed but he cheerfully picked me up after midnight. On my return, i had to leave early and again, he was accommodating and friendly through all these schedule changes. This was my first experience with Turo and if all trips are like this, I'm never going back to Hertz and Avis again!
Raja G. - August 8, 2019
Toyota C-HR 2019
Renting from Josh was very easy! I would recommend.
Scott M. - August 16, 2019
Mazda 3 2012
Nice individual. Car was convenient and I recommend using Mikayla.
Antwoine S. - August 18, 2019
De'Shana Marie
Ford Focus 2012
Second time booking with him & he is awesome. Needed to extend but my trip ended before I could so he helped me close the gap
De'Shana Marie R. - August 17, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2008
Dustin was very considerate by going the extra mile, literally, leaving two ice cold bottles of water, extra visor sun guard, usb charger, an umbrella and bringing the car to me at the airport! Thank you! The car was very clean, well maintained and super easy to navigate around KC.
Judith K. - August 31, 2019
Kayvon Tanisha
Toyota C-HR 2019
Josh is Fantastic the best Host by far
Kayvon Tanisha S. - August 29, 2019
Toyota Prius 2014
Driving this car was a complete joy. The pickup and dropoff were easy and convenient (once I figured out how to start the car lol). Josh's communication was neither too much nor too little. The car itself was amazing and in great condition; every time I drove it I discovered some new little thing that made me love it all the more. Highly recommend Josh and this Prius. If I manage to visit again soon, I hope this car will be available to get again.
Mike M. - August 29, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2017
Very clean car and John was very communicative the entire time and flexible with my travel plans.
Joe K. - August 28, 2019
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2008
Fun car! Looking forward to booking again.
Rachele P. - September 4, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2015
Great communication. Super clean vehicle and nice amenities. Thanks so much for helping to make our visit to KC so smooth. Would absolutely rent with Dustin again.
Shannon S. - August 28, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2012
Eric's Toyota Yaris was great! The pick up and return process were dead simple. A shuttle took us from the airport to the Marriott parking lot where the car was located, from there we opened the lockbox on the window with the key inside, took a couple photos of the condition of the vehicle, and were on our way! The car performed flawlessly and had ice cold AC, no complaints!
Sean M. - September 3, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2017
We used the car for apartment search In the area. John was so nice and helpful, he even gave us some locations to see. Thanks John! 🙂
Janee M. - September 1, 2019
Michael Allen
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012
The car and Josh both fulfilled expectations and more. I recommend this host!
Michael Allen J. - September 10, 2019
Audi A6 2008
Nice, clean, well kept car that is a nice step up from the ordinary. Josh was extremely responsive which making starting/ending my trip a breeze. And the best part was the cost for his lovely car was comparable/nearly cheaper than a standard sedan you’d get at a rental company.
Katherine M. - August 19, 2018
Kia Forte 2010
I booked this car a few months in advance and Mossab responded immediately. My flight was coming in very late at night so we had intended to pick it up in the morning, but instead he made it so much more convenient for us and we were able to get it a few hours early. The car isn’t in “brand new” condition but was perfect for what we needed it for. A rental! It was great and we had zero issues. I felt very safe and also that if I did run into an issue that Mossab would’ve done everything he could to fix it. I would and hopefully will be renting from him when we come back through town. Thank you again!
Jennifer B. - June 26, 2019
Mazda 3 2017
Daniel is great to work with, and the car was perfect for our trip. Would gladly rent from him again!
Michelle L. - June 16, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2013
Car was clean and a good time, Ashu was easy to work with during drop offs, I would definitely rent again. Low tire light came on, but he warned me about it, provided an automatic air pump, and already had appt with BMW the next day (but I booked my rental on short notice / same day).
Kogan L. - July 12, 2019
Toyota Prius 2008
Miguel was a pleasure to work with! His car was incredible and the gas mileage was the best. I would recommend renting from him to anyone.
Andrew S. - August 4, 2019
Honda Civic 2015
First time rental.. Had a awesome experience definitely re-renting their car
Rosalva R. - August 5, 2019
Volvo S60 2017
I had a wonderful time and the ride was very smooth😉
Darian J. - August 18, 2019
Ford Focus 2013
Wonderful 1st experience using Turo. Will definitely be using the service again
Kelli T. - August 14, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2017
Flawless transaction. Thank you John.
John L. - August 16, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2016
Great experience ! Very professional.
Lee A. - August 17, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2012
Easy and convenient. Thanks Eric
Alex S. - August 26, 2019
Hyundai Sonata 2019
Wheelchair softball World Championship
Edward K. - August 18, 2019
Nissan 350Z 2008
Great service by Jonathan. Fun vehicle and easy to drive. Thank you!
Colby C. - August 19, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2017
Everything was great the only concern was the tires were worn significantly but other than that it was great
Michael S. - September 1, 2019
Lexus ES 350 2014
First time user. Will definitely use again.
Timothy R. - August 28, 2019
Toyota Prius c 2012
Honestly, it was my very first time using Turo and was unsure of what to expect but Eric made the process super easy and enjoyable. He communicated very clearly and was readily available for any questions I had. I rented the car for five days and it was super convenient, would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a rental. Eric exceeded any expectations I had and was very proactive about all aspects of the trip !
Florencia Z. - March 19, 2019
Ford Mustang 2008
Best first time rental on this app, & Best Car Driven!
Esgar H. - March 22, 2019
Mazda 3 2017
Daniels car is super nice and gets great gas mileage, it was perfect for our trip to Colorado!
Hank R. - June 22, 2019
Toyota Camry 2011
Paige was great to rent with, the car was clean and comfy and she was awesome about drop off and pickup!
Leslie S. - June 23, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2016
John was awesome. Picked me up a little out of his way and gave excellent service. Great guy, would rent from him again. Better service then I was expecting. The car was clean and operated flawlessly and was just what I needed. Thanks John!
Tyler O. - June 14, 2019
Toyota C-HR 2019
Easy pickup and drop off. Way quicker and more convenient than typical rentals.
Nathan S. - June 16, 2019
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012
It was my first rental with Turo and Josh was reachable by phone and amazingly helpful in talking me through the process. He is a great host.
Rick B. - June 17, 2019
Ford Focus 2013
Pick up and drop off was a breeze. Josh was very accommodating, as our travel plans had to change suddenly just prior to the rental - he helped to make it a stress free adjustment.
Dan C. - June 14, 2019
Toyota Prius 2014
2nd time renting from josh, and I’ll continue to use his cars. Amazing trip again.
Cody H. - May 4, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2015
Absolutely amazing. I wish I could rent this car every week. Dustin was a life saber with his willingness to deliver the car to my mechanic. Highly recommend Dustin and his car.
Miguel C. - July 4, 2019
Lincoln MKZ 2015
Vicente was of the best service I’ve had on Turo! The car was clean nice and comfortable I will be reserving the car next time I am back ! Thank you
Eli N. - July 26, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2012
Amazing trip. I had no issues and I’d rent again from Eric.
Nicholas F. - July 29, 2019
Lexus ES 350 2016
John has a nice group of cars and is super easy to work with. I'll definitely be working with him again.
Nathan D. - August 2, 2019
Toyota Camry 2015
John and his wife were very accommodating and easy to deal with. They had a delayed pickup upon my arrival due to things outside of their control and did everything they could to make it up to me. Clean car and you can trust them.
Alex H. - July 31, 2019
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2008
First Turo rental and won't be my last. This MX-5 is 11 years old, but is low mileage and everything works like new. Thanks Nicholas!
Alfred R. - August 5, 2019
Kia Forte 2010
Renting from Mossab was excellent! The car is old, but got the job done.
Dzung P. - July 9, 2019
Ford Focus 2013
Awesome experience and great host. Super clean car. He extended me a couple of hours at the last minute that he didn't need to do. I would rent again for sure!!
Joshua B. - July 10, 2019
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012
Was a great car to rent I recommend this every day when you travel out here Josh is beyond 5 star.
Jeffrey A. - July 21, 2019
De'Shana Marie
Toyota Corolla 2016
I had a great trip. John communicated with me and was on time. Will definitely rent with him again.
De'Shana Marie R. - August 9, 2019
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012
Little unorthodox trip as my original car was canceled an hour before the trip, but we got it worked out with this one instead. Thanks for working the trip out with me Josh.
Mikayen T. - August 12, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2017
John went out of his way ! He is awesome and I’ll always use only his cars when in Kansas ! Thanks to both of you!
Tanveer M. - August 11, 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
Chevrolet Volt 2012
From the beginning of the trip to finish, Jakob was extremely nice and easy to work with. This was my first Turo rental and I literally have nothing to complain about. Awesome car. Awesome customer service. Awesome experience.
Durell A. - May 14, 2018

Best Kansas City driving roads

Blue River Road

Head south from downtown in your Kansas City car rental alternative 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 alternative, 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 alternative through the valleys and rolling hills left behind by ancient glaciers.