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Bakersfield Car Hire

Bakersfield Car Hire

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Pick-up location Bakersfield
Rental locations 17
Airport locations 7

Bakersfield car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (12,826 reviews)
6 locations in Bakersfield
Enterprise
Locations in Bakersfield
1800 24th Street
+1 661 323 2711
2911 Brundage Ln
+1 661 326 0056
3701 Wings Way Ste 209
+1 833 616 9440
4851 Stine Road Ste A
+1 661 833 6055
5810 Gasoline Alley Dr
+1 661 398 4961
8929 Rosedale Hwy
+1 661 387 6050
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Rated no. 2
Avis
7.6 Good (2,270 reviews)
2 locations in Bakersfield
Avis
Locations in Bakersfield
3701 Wings Way
+1 661 392 4160
4208 Wible Road
+1 661 397 2860
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Rated no. 3
Budget
7.4 Good (4,224 reviews)
2 locations in Bakersfield
Budget
Locations in Bakersfield
3701 Wings Way
+1 661 399 2367
4208 Wible Road
+1 661 832 7801
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Rated no. 4
Hertz
7.4 Good (3,881 reviews)
3 locations in Bakersfield
Hertz
Locations in Bakersfield
1700 24th Street
+1 661 634 0889
3701 Wings Way, Ste.205
+1 661 393 2044
6840 District Blvd
+1 661 396 9726
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Rated no. 5
National
8.0 Excellent (900 reviews)
1 location in Bakersfield
National
Locations in Bakersfield
3701 Wings Way Ste 209
+1 844 366 2657
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Priceless
priceless
1 location in Bakersfield
Priceless
Locations in Bakersfield
1222 Golden State Avenue
+1 661 843 7866
Rent-A-Wreck
rentawreck
1 location in Bakersfield
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in Bakersfield
1222 Golden State Avenue
+1 661 843 7866
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Bakersfield
Sunnycars
Locations in Bakersfield
3701 Wings Way

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When to book a hire car in Bakersfield

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Top tips for renting a car in Bakersfield

  • Though California does feature a fair number of trains, there really is no better way to get around than by private vehicle in the Golden State. Bakersfield is no exception to that; in fact, within the city itself there are only buses available for public transport. So drivers looking to get around town will have long waits in store for them if they don’t have a vehicle on hand.
  • Visitors arriving at Meadows Field Airport looking to rent a car will find the hire car counters in the main terminal’s Arrivals Hall.
  • Bakersfield is close to numerous mountain pass roads and, as beautiful as they are, they can also be a tad narrow and steep at times. Occasionally, drivers will find that there isn’t enough room for both cars to go by each other at the same time. In moments like this, as uncommon as they may be, the vehicle that is facing downhill must yield to the uphill-facing driver and back up (if necessary) to allow the other car to pass.
  • While Bakersfield does not have the most severe rush hour traffic, its relative proximity to the Greater Los Angeles Area can make traffic going in that direction slow down during peak hours. On most weekdays, the morning rush hour typically goes from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and in the afternoon it goes from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. One of the main roads to avoid during rush hour is CA-58, as it bisects Bakersfield and often bears the brunt of the daily rush hour traffic.
  • Book your rental car in Bakersfield at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Bakersfield

What is the best hire car agency in Bakersfield?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Bakersfield are Enterprise (8.5, 12826 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2270 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 4224 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Los Angeles Airport (LAX)?

Car hire companies onsite at Los Angeles Airport include Dollar, Thrifty, Budget, Hertz, U-Save, Sixt and Enterprise.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Los Angeles Airport (LAX)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Los Angeles Airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Alamo, Thrifty, Budget, Hertz, U-Save, Sixt and Enterprise.

How can I find hire car agencies near me in Bakersfield?

Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best hire cars near you.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Bakersfield?

Bakersfield is a typical American city in that its roads are large, wide, and well-suited for a range of vehicles. SUVs, trucks, vans, and all other vehicles will have an easy time navigating the city’s roads, so renters should opt for whatever vehicle best suits their needs. Whether it is a van because you are traveling with company or a sports car because that is what you love, all vehicles are great choices for visitors to Bakersfield.

What's the speed limit in Bakersfield?

Residential areas in Bakersfield usually feature speed limits ranging from 25 to 35 mph, while on the city’s urban roads the speed limit goes up to 50 mph. From there, the next bump in speed limits is for urban freeways, which feature speed limits from 50 to 65 mph. Rural freeways and interstates are the next up, featuring speed limits all the way up to 70 mph.

How are gas prices in Bakersfield?

Petrol prices in Bakersfield are somewhat on the higher side for U.S. cities, at around $2.90 per gallon on average.

Where are the best places to park in Bakersfield?

Parking in Bakersfield is usually a breeze due to the city’s ample parking lots and on-street parking spaces. In the private parking garages and lots, drivers can expect to pay around $1 per hour or less -- it is often even free. Outside of the downtown area, on-street parking is the most common option and is easy to find on most streets.