Salt Lake City is the capital of the US state of Utah and is a good starting point for a rental car ride. It has almost 200,000 inhabitants, making it the largest settlement in the Mormon state. Salt Lake City is located in the Midwest of the USA, bordering Utah Nevada in the West, Colorado in the East and Arizona in the South. Like many cities in the United States, Salt Lake City is comparatively young and therefore has few historical sights. Nevertheless, in 1850 the founders of the city on the salt lake initially built a church, the Salt Lake Temple. In 2002 the Winter Olympics were held in the city, holidaymakers interested in sports enjoy visiting the ski jump and other venues.
To get to Salt Lake City, use international Salt Lake City Airport, located 6km west of the city and bearing the IATA Code SLC. The very modern airport offers all the amenities that travellers expect from an airport, and every well-known car rental company has a counter there. You can pick up the car you booked in advance and drive to the city without much effort. On our portal you can rent a suitable car cheaply and equipped with individual accessories. Renting a car spontaneously at the airport is time-consuming and does not always lead to the desired rental car. Here are some suggestions for car hire in and around Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake City has a grid-like network of wide and well-developed roads. The street scene is characterised by modern high-rise buildings and brick buildings from the 19th century. Worth seeing is the Salt Lake Temple from the founding phase and the County Building of Salt Lake City has an architectural charm. Liberty Park invites you to relax with its generous dimensions and multifaceted nature. Cultural highlights are given in the form of theatres, concert halls and museums. A positive aspect is the parking space available everywhere for your rental car.
The city is a popular destination in all seasons, impressive mountains in sight invite you to hike in summer and winter sports in snow. You only have to drive a few kilometres from the city centre to reach the foothills of the Wasatch or Oquirrh Mountains. In the winter months you book a four-wheel drive rental car for excursions in your own interest, because there is a lot of snow in the mountains up to 2,000 m high. A perfect destination for a summer excursion is the large salt lake in the northeast of the town of the same name. In view of the excellent roads, the trip to the surrounding area is a lot of fun, there are no parking problems, the traffic is manageable and the infrastructure at all destinations leaves hardly anything to be desired.
The rental car insurance initially only offers protection to you as the contractual partner. If you do not drive the car permanently yourself, a additional driver from the car rental at the airport must be included in the contract . Only then is he as well insured as you in the event of an accident. Personal appearance is indispensable because the car rental company must check the driver's license of the person concerned before extending the contract.
In each state of the USA, the speed limits vary, so ask your car rental company for the limits in Salt Lake City, Utah. The following also applies:
You should choose one-way rental if you want to visit other cities in the USA besides Salt Lake City. When booking on our portal, please indicate the airport of car pickup and the airport of return including both dates. You can see on our website at the time of booking whether the preferred car rental company is present at both airports.
Every car rental company needs your credit card to block the due car rental deposit. The sum remains blocked until the vehicle is returned.