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Indianapolis is the state capital of Indiana, nicknamed ‘Circle City’ for the round park at its core. Known primarily for hosting one of the world’s biggest sporting events—the Indianapolis 500, the city is also a famous hub of museums, including the world’s largest Children’s Museum. Your Indianapolis Airport rental car will help you see it all, so lock in a great deal today!
Getting around Circle City in your Indianapolis car rental
Indianapolis is relatively easy to get around thanks to great city planning. Here are some tips to get you started in your rental car:
- U-turns are legal in most places in Indiana (unlike most US states), but watch out for the odd No-U-turn sign.
- Take a look at a map before you arrive to understand not just the ‘Circle City’ nickname but also the general layout. This will help you get a feel for the roads that spread out like spokes on a wheel.
- Indianapolis has a lot of roundabouts, so remember to yield to vehicles already on them.
- Stay in the right lane on interstate highways unless you are passing.
- Use GPS and Waze to avoid construction sites and roadworks, which are common around the city.
Things to see and do with your Indianapolis Airport rental car
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
This is the largest children’s museum in the world, and a must-visit if you have young ones in tow. From the dinosaur habitat to the steam train, the kids will love every minute.
The Indianapolis Central Canal was dug in the 1800s, and today is one of the main attractions in the city. Take a stroll along the canal, hire a paddle boat, grab a coffee, and take in the city.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
The Indianapolis Speedway is the most famous in the USA, and the museum sits inside the famous speedway itself. It offers an in-depth look into the history of racing, including the Indianapolis 500, NASCAR, Formula One, and more.
Who needs Paris when you can visit the catacombs of Indianapolis? The catacombs are shut off to the public aside from official tours, where you can see the basement space of the famous Tomlinson Hall.
Eagle Creek Park
Head your car rentals Indianapolis Airport to one of the nation’s top 10 largest municipal parks. Experience a higher level of great resources for both wildlife and recreation.
Top tips for car rental in Indianapolis
- If you’re looking for the best car rental at Indianapolis Airport, check out the most up-to-date car rental reviews from fellow customers.
- Keen to explore beyond ‘Indy’? Chicago is only a few hours north for an easy road trip to the Great Lakes, or you might like to head west and go on an Omaha car rental journey to see the Great Plains.
- If you’re in town for the Indy-500 or to see the speedway itself, consider extending your rental car trip to visit Atlanta and its NASCAR Motor Speedway in Hampton. And don’t forget to rent a car that’s up to the task of a speedway road trip (but stick to the speed limits).
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Car rental Indianapolis Airport: Frequently asked questions
How much does it cost to rent a car at Indianapolis Airport?
Car rental rates at Indianapolis vary, depending on demand and availability. Compare prices using our search tool above and get a read on up-to-the-minute prices across multiple brands.
Car rental per day in Indianapolis depends on your rental dates, how far in advance you book, whether you plan to return the vehicle to the same location, and other factors. Compare up-to-the-minute prices using our search tool at the top of the page.
What is the cheapest car rental agency at Indianapolis Intl Airport (IND)?
The most affordable brand at Indianapolis International Airport is usually Budget. Just proceed directly to their rental counter at the airport to collect the keys for your selected vehicle.
Which car rental companies are located at Indianapolis Intl Airport?
The rental car companies at Indianapolis Airport include Budget, SIXT, and Enterprise.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Indianapolis?
Planning to get an Indianapolis International Airport car rental? You have to be at least 21 years or older to rent a car in Indiana and drivers aged 21-24 may be charged a young driver fee.
Which car rental companies in Indianapolis Airport have updated their vehicle cleaning and safety policies because of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Most major car rental companies have updated their health and safety policies due to the pandemic. This includes measures such as sanitizing vehicles between rentals, offering sanitizer in the office, and other measures.
Speak to your pick up depot about their specific policies regarding covid-19.
Is it cheaper to rent a car at the airport or off-site?
It is typically cheaper to rent a car off-site than at the airport due to additional airport fees. However, it can be easier to pick up your rental vehicle and hit the road as soon as you land, so be sure to take this into account. Get the best car rental deals from GoSee now.
Where are the car rental counters at Indianapolis International Airport?
Most of the car rental locations at Indianapolis Airport are in the Terminal Garage, which is on the ground floor at the Ground Transportation Center. There are two rental brands off-site that you can reach by shuttle.
What should I bring with me when I collect my car?
When you come to collect rental cars at Indianapolis Airport you should bring with you:
- Driver's license of all the named drivers.
- Credit card in the name of the hirer.
Please note that only permitted additional drivers are allowed to drive the rental car. So make sure they also satisfy the requirements of presenting their valid driver's license.
Can I collect a car and return it somewhere else?
Yes, you can pick up a rental car at Indianapolis Airport and drop it off somewhere else, usually for an additional fee. Uncheck the ‘return to same location’ box when you run a search, and enter your preferred drop-off location. This will only show results where one-way rentals are possible.
What is the speed limit in Indianapolis?
The speed limit in the city is usually 30mph. The speed limit on highways varies from 55mph to 70mph depending on the freeway, so be sure to check for signs. Always follow the recommended speed limits while driving Indianapolis Airport rental cars to avoid any accidents and fines.
What is included in my rental rate?
After making your selections for your Indianapolis International Airport car rental, you will be directed to a summary of the choices you have made, from unlimited mileage to Collision Damage Waiver and 24-Hour Roadside Assistance. You will also see any optional extra services that might be beneficial for your trip.
Please ensure you have obtained sufficient insurance coverage for your rental car Indianapolis Airport. Read the terms and conditions for that vehicle, and information about topics such as owner rental vehicle third-party liability protection, minimum financial responsibility limits before you complete your booking.
Always make a habit to read your rental agreement and explore options in getting third-party liability insurance coverage.