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Explore Boise and the surrounding area by rental car

Idaho’s state capital is a captivating city with a thriving arts and music community. Boise spills out from the river into districts full of museums, restaurants, markets and theatres. Starting with the beautiful downtown area, there are many fantastic attractions to enjoy and the best way to do it is by hiring a car rental. 

Picking up rental car in Boise Airport

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A short guide to Boise Airport

The Boise Airport is the busiest one in the state, annually serving more passengers than all of Idaho’s other airports combined. Relax in one of the cafes with free WiFi before picking up your hired car. Collect your keys from the customer kiosks on the first floor.

Driving your car hire in Boise

The majority of Boise’s working population spend their days in the CBD, so there is commuter traffic at the usual peak times between 8am - 9am and 5pm - 6pm. It’s rarely an issue, but plan accordingly around those times.

The Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency provides a bus service to and from the airport, a great option if you’ve organised to pick up your rental car from the city.

Driving to and from Boise Airport

The drive to the city from the airport takes just ten minutes. Head 3 miles north toward the city on S Vista Ave, continue onto W River St and follow the signs towards the CBD.

Should you need to catch a ride into town to pick up your rental car, the airport has specifically coloured curbs to help you find your way to taxis, shuttles and buses.

Handy tips for driving your rental car in Boise

Take note of these tips for driving in Boise, and check out our USA driving guide for further information.

  • Motorists in the US drive on the right-hand side of the road.
  • At a four-way stop sign, every vehicle must stop, and the motorists move on in the order they arrive.
  • Turning right on a red light is permitted, unless stated otherwise.
  • Watch your speed on the highways, and leave plenty of room between you and the vehicle ahead.
  • Watch out for animals wandering onto the roads when driving in the countryside.

Planning a cross-country road trip? View our USA driving distances guide to help plan your route.

Where to park

At Boise Airport, there are several parking options. Stay in the short-term car park just outside the terminal building for $2 per hour, or park your hired car in the long-term lot for $9 a day. An overflow car park is also available, costing $7.50 per day and just a short shuttle ride away.

It’s easy to find a park for your rental car in Boise. Long-term car parking buildings are located downtown with flexible payment options, including cash, card and the latest pay-by-phone option. Short-term and on-street metered parking are widely available, and while the first 20 minutes are always free, you won’t pay much with rates starting as low as $0.50 per hour.

Heading to a nearby state? Drop off your rental car in Las Vegas, Denver, Sacramento, or Spokane.

Your stay in Boise

Accommodation

Whether you’re in town for the weekend or several days, there are suitable and affordable accommodations in Boise. Try one of the below options:

  • The Modern Hotel
  • Boise Hillside Suites
  • Hilton Garden Inn Boise Spectrum
  • A Country Place - Hostel Boise
  • Wild Rose Manor
  • The Pink Guest House

Events and festivals

Sing along to talented bands, sample delicious food or watch incredible artists perform. Boise events will delight your senses and keep you coming back for more:

  • World Village Fest (June)
  • Gene Harris Jazz Festival (Spring)
  • Sun Valley Wellness Festival (May)
  • Idaho Shakespeare Festival (May - October)
  • Indigo Art and Poetry Festival (May)
  • Old Boise Block Party (June)
  • Tour de Fat (August)

Things to do

From exotic animals to interesting museums, Boise’s many attractions will keep you entertained. Visit the following highlights as you explore the city:

  • Boise Art Museum
  • Boise WaterShed
  • Idaho Black History Museum
  • The Basque Museum and Cultural Center
  • Discovery Center of Idaho
  • Boise River Greenbelt
  • Idaho Aquarium
  • Zoo Boise

If you’ve exhausted the list, take your hired car to the neighbouring cities of Idaho Falls, Nampa or Twin Falls. If you have more time, begin another car rental adventure in Spokane, Portland or Salt Lake City. The choice is yours!

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