by Mark Rebindaine  |  Published June 8, 2020

Located in east-central Wyoming at the foot of Casper Mountain, Casper is the second-largest city in the state, with a population of just over 55.000. Nicknamed “The Oil City”, Casper has a long history with the industry dating back to the development of the nearby Salt Creek Oil Field. In 2010, Casper was ranked eighth in the nation in Forbes magazine’s list of “the best small cities to raise a family”.

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For those looking to explore Casper and the areas around it, we have compared the various rental car companies on a variety of factors, such as opening hours, available cars and of course, daily rates. Here are our favourites.

Casper Airport: Hertz

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Located 7 miles north of Casper, the city’s airport has five rental car companies operating with Hertz offering the best overall services. It’s surprisingly hard to pick up a cheap rental car in this part of the U.S.; on our sample dates, none of the car rental agencies had anything under $70 per day with Hertz’s Nissan’s Rouge and Jeep Cherokee the cheapest vehicles in their fleet. It’s worth noting that their Hertz Gold Plus Re-wards® program is not only free to join, but unlocks discounts on their rental vehicles of up to 25%. Opening hours Monday – Friday; 9am – 12am, Sunday 9am – 10pm.

Downtown Casper: Enterprise

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Situated just off E 2nd street in the downtown area, Enterprise was our selection for best car rental agency in Casper thanks to their high customer feedback ratings, positive reviews and ex-tensive vehicle selection. Our search results showed their cheapest car rentals starting at $65 with prices ascending to $110 for a 7-seater Dodge Grand Caravan. As one customer pointed out: you can tell a lot about a company while waiting for your order – in Enterprise’s case, it was professionalism, a friendly attitude and hard work. Opening hours Monday – Friday; 8am – 5pm, Saturday and Sunday closed.

RV Rental: Outdoorsy

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Such is the high cost of renting vehicles in Casper, you might actually find it cheaper to rent a RV and in the process, save a few bucks on accommodation. Outdoorsy.com has a wonderful selection of RVs in the area with prices for a Winnebago Minnie Winnie (32ft) at $115 per day or an iconic VW camper van at $170 per day. With over 800.000 bookings and 93% of those with 5 star ratings, the chances are you won’t be disappointed by renting through this company. And for those people nervous about damaging their vehicle, outdoorsy.com offer an insurance policy covering up to a one million dollars in damages.