Generally we do not do one-way rentals, as we are an Ames-only business. Under certain circumstances, we will allow a car to be dropped off in a different city. We will still need to retrieve our vehicle once you drop it off at your destination, so the farther you go, the more costly it can become. The following are one-way prices to various surrounding cities:
Des Moines: $50
Cedar Rapids $100
Kansas City: $250
You will more than likely be able to find better pricing for a one-way rental at a major chain, as they will have a branch where they will be able to reuse the car at that location. We offer these options if you are unable to find a better alternative.
Des Moines Airport Rides
If you need transportation to/from the Des Moines Airport, look no further! As a transportation business, we feel this service could be beneficial to travelers, even if you aren't renting a car from us. The ride includes one Ames pickup to the DSM Airport, or a DSM Airport pickup with one Ames drop off. We do these 24/7, with the exception of major holidays. Please arrange your ride at least 1 day prior to the day of your flight. We use a Tesla Model S to make the trip. This vehicle seats 4 passengers max. If you have more people going than the car can hold, or more luggage than the car can hold, there will be un upcharge to take a larger, gas-burning vehicle (usually a minivan). Even if you plan on paying with cash, a card number is still required up front.
$40 if paying with cash or $50 if paying with card
$5 extra per additional stops made
$10 extra if you have too much luggage/people (and we have to take a larger, gas burning vehicle)
$10 extra if the trip is made during inclement weather (like a blizzard)