Welcome to the North Star State! At Sixt Minnesota we hope to make your holiday pleasant and stress-free with a range of rental vehicles that include economy cars, 4x4s, sports cars, vans, and more. Click on the link to our Minneapolis St Paul Airport branch and find out everything you need to plan your road trip to Minnesota.
Sixt Car Rental
4300 Glumack Dr
55111-3002 Saint Paul
|Mo. - Su.||08:00 - 20:00|
|Bank Holidays||08:00 - 20:00|
Available vehicle categories: Cars & Estates, 4x4s
Sixt Car Rental
2143 East 77th Street
|Mo. - Su.||00:00 - 24:00|
|Bank Holidays||00:00 - 24:00|
Available vehicle categories: Cars & Estates, Sports Cars & Convertibles, 4x4s
Service | FAQs | Tips for the Region | Important Cities | Climate, Cuisine, and Children
Sixt operates a conveniently located brand in Minneapolis St Paul Airport, one of the main gateways to the Midwest. Our fleet consists of a varied selection of cars and vans from reliable manufacturers such as Nissan, Hyundai, Toyota, and Mercedes Benz. To make car hire in Minnesota completely hassle-free, bookings with Sixt can be easily made online in advance and include free cancellation and insurance, so all you will need to do is touch down and go.
Car hire in Minnesota with Sixt gives travellers access to useful extras such as built-in GPS, additional driver, child and booster seats, the option to pick the car up with a full tank and return it on low fuel, and Express Toll service, which offers unlimited use of automated toll lanes within Minnesota. Other additional services recommended with a Sixt car rental are supplemental liability insurance and extended roadside and personal accident protection.
To rent a car in Minnesota, drivers holding a license from a country other than the US need to show a government issued form of ID along with their license. Please note that driver licenses issued in EU countries only allow license holders to drive a vehicle of up to 8 seats. If a license contains characters in a non-Latin alphabet, it must be accompanied with a valid international driver's license. With Sixt, you can always add another driver to the rental agreement, which comes in handy if you are planning on covering long distances.
Drivers must be 21 years old to rent a car in Minnesota and have had a valid license for at least one year. Renting a vehicle with higher capacity may require the driver to be 25 years old.
If an accident occurs, call the police on 911. You should also contact the Sixt branch in Minneapolis St Paul Airport on 952-345-4017. You will find an accident report form with the documents given to you at the time of pick up.
Renting a car upon arrival in Minnesota is the best way of exploring everything this diverse Midwest state has to offer. Minnesota has an attractive mix of urban and natural landscapes that suits all traveller types. Vibrant cities like Minneapolis, St Paul, or Duluth are a dream for seasoned urbanites with their dynamic atmosphere and cultural scene, whereas outdoor enthusiasts are also well catered for with remarkable natural spaces such as Lake Itasca, Tetegouche State Park, and the Eden Prairies.
A typical itinerary would start at Minneapolis-St Paul Airport and then continue onto Minneapolis and / or St Paul, which make for a great introduction to the North Star state. You can then head north on the 35E road, which runs through dozens of small lakes and eventually leads to Duluth. On the way back you can head west and visit Lake Itasca following the Lake Country Scenic Byway before driving back to your starting point and ending with a visit to Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Centre, just a few minutes' drive from the airport. Other scenic drives are the River Valley Scenic Byway in the east of the state, the North Shore drive from Duluth to the Canadian border, and the Grand Rounds drive, which is ideal for those who don't want to drive too far away from Minneapolis.
The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul are a must-see during any stay in Minnesota, and those with more time on their hands can drive all the way to Duluth.
A bustling city known for its thriving cultural and arts scene, which can be discovered at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Walker Art Center, and the renowned Guthrie Theater and the Minnesota Opera. When it's time to relax, you can enjoy a walk along the Mississippi River Recreation Area.
A family-friendly destination whose key attractions include Como Park Zoo, the Japanese Gardens, St Paul's cathedral, the State Capitol, and the Landmark Center.
Located on the shores of Lake Superior, Duluth attracts nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts with landmarks like the Rose Garden, Lake Superior Hiking Trail, and the ski resort at Spirit Mountain.
Minnesota's continental climate is characterised by hot and dry summers and cold winters with abundant snowfall. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit, as temperatures average 20 degrees, but a winter trip should not be ruled out if you are into skiing or Christmas city breaks.
Traditional dishes in Minnesota include hotdish, a hearty and filling stew made with ground beef and seasonal vegetables, walleye (the local version of fish and chips), and lefse (Norwegian-style tortilla wraps), all of which go well with local brews like Dangerous Man, Summit, and Surly.
Minnesota is an amazing destination for a cheap and cheerful family road trip. Top kid-friendly attractions and activities include the Science Museum in St Paul, canoe rental at Phalen Park Beach (also near St Paul), going fishing at Lake Calhoun (near Minneapolis), hiking in Itasca State Park, and visiting the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth.