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South Dakota Guide


Famous for its Native American history, natural landscapes and monolithic Presidential monument, South Dakota is part of North America’s Great Plains region. Sioux Falls is the most populated city in the state, while the historical city of Pierre stands as the capital. Pierre rests along the Missouri River, right in the heart of South Dakota.

Hiring a Vehicle

Ace, Alamo, Hertz, Budget and Enterprise make up some of the major car suppliers across South Dakota. Many of the companies can be found within the largest airports and cities in the state, like Sioux Falls Regional Airport. Compare car hire over the web to seek out discounts.

Transport Options

Sioux Falls and Rapid City regional airports are the main gateways into South Dakota. However, other airports are located in Aberdeen, Pierre and Watertown. Interstate 90 travels across the state from east to west and Interstate 29 traverses north-south. Bus lines and car hire in South Dakota make it possible to reach the four corners of the state without a problem.

Car Hire Driving Tips in South Dakota

Speed limits along Interstates and state highways within South Dakota are 75mph. The roads and highways are maintained efficiently, and signs are well posted along all routes in the state. Caution is advised when driving in the winter months, as low temperatures regularly bring icy conditions in various areas across South Dakota.

Not to be Missed!

Mount Rushmore is the main landmark located in the state. This famous monument is situated within the Black Hills, close to the town of Keystone. The Crazy Horse Memorial and Wind Caves National Park are also located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. In addition, visitors should take their car rental in South Dakota to explore Custer State Park and view the magnificent native wildlife on display.

Weather & Tourist Seasons

Most landmarks within the state of South Dakota are best visited during the summer months, which include June, July and August. Temperatures reach between 25°C and 29°C during summer, but decline to below 0°C in winter. Even though summer brings thunderstorms and some rain, most days are warm and sunny, perfect for tourism.

Practical information

  • Currency
    United States Dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    25 - 70 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 - 130 km/h
  • Language

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).