A 4WD SUV is a convenient model to have as a rental car in the region, as it’ll help you to safely navigate poor weather and drive through many of the mountains in the area. Recreational activities are also common in Bellingham, including cycling, hiking, and biking, and this type of car will give you an ample amount of space to store any necessary equipment.
Many of the streets in business and residential areas have a maximum speed limit of 25mph. If you’re driving in the vicinity of a school, you can plan on the speed limit is 20mph. Some roads that are in more remote areas of the city will have a maximum speed limit of up to 50mph, while state highways usually have a limit of 60mph, although it can be less in certain areas. Police officers are known for patrolling local highways and many of the town’s major intersections have traffic cameras, so make sure to follow speed limits to prevent yourself from being pulled over or receiving a fine.
While you may be able to find free street parking in Bellingham, it usually fills up quickly. There are many different paid short-term parking options, including parking meters, which start at approximately $0.75 per hour downtown, and $0.25 per hour when further away from the city center. There are also a few parking garages to choose from, such as the Commercial Street Garage and Railroad Pay Station Lot downtown that cost around $0.75 per hour and have a $6 per day maximum.
On average a hire car in Bellingham costs $100 per day.
The average price of fuel in Bellingham is $6.96 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $84 and $111, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Bellingham.
The only car hire company onsite at Bellingham airport is Thrifty.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
An Intermediate car hire in Bellingham costs $102 per day, on average.
A Full Size car hire in Bellingham costs $152 per day, on average.
A Special car hire in Bellingham costs $86 per day, on average.
In Bellingham, cars are most frequently hired at Thrifty 4255 Mitchell Way (5 km from city centre ).
On average a car hire in Bellingham costs $697 per week ($100 per day).
On average a car hire in Bellingham costs $2,988 per month ($100 per day).
One car hire company which has updated their car hire health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected is Thrifty
8.0 Very Good
Pros:The mini van was what I had reserved, ran well, was full of fuel.
Cons:It could have been ready on time ( was 50 minutes late) could have been more thoroughly cleaned (candy wrapper on floor, road dust visible in interior). The Assistant manager said she had personally helped clean the vehicle as it was not ready on time. I’m sure she did. I’m also sure I was given a vehicle that had not been thoroughly readied for pick up, which is quite serious given we are in a Global health crises And that Enterprise promises rigorous cleaning of a car given their responsibility to do all possible to reduce contamination between renters.
8.0 Very Good
Cons:survey button for excellent not working so I checked good instead
Pros:Ryan couldn't have been more kind and understanding about a last-minute change due to a family emergency and got us into a larger car at minimum cost.
Cons:Really no complaints!
Cons:NO COMPLAINTS - construction site made it a bit awkward to enter - but that will pass.
Pros:The service was excellent. Would return the next time I'm in Bellingham.
Pros:The check out staff was very friendly. We did not see anyone when we dropped off the car.
Cons:We probably paid too much for paying for a half tank of gas before taking car. I’m sure we didn’t use that much.
Pros:Brian and Brent were great to work with!
Cons:Inside of the windshield could have been cleaner.
Cons:I paid for a rental car on line with my debit card. I arrived to pickup the car only to find out that I couldn't because you don't accept debit cards. I want my money returned to my debit account. You accept credit cards only, so why accept payment via debit card?
8.4 Very Good
Pros:Very convenient to pick up and drop off the car.
Cons:I ordered a compact, but the car seemed more like an economy
Cons:We reserved a car but there were no cars. I expected to pay $78 but had to spend $210 to rake an uber to the airport rather than the rental car. The person at the desk said they were out of cars and asked corporate to stop allowing cars to be rented but there was no response.
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8.0 Very Good
Pros:Helpful staff and easy dropoff
Cons:Redundant insurance policies between kayak and the actual rental agency, don't offer the kayak one.
Pros:Nothing - because you show up, and no one is at the desk and then you are stuck with no car. This is the 2nd time Alamo does it. Learned my lesson - NEVER RENT WITH THEM!
Cons:If someone was actually there to give me a car, that would be a plus - so I don’t have to be in a city with NO RENTAL CAR. Showing up for work is a plus in my book guys.
8.0 Very Good
Pros:Staff was friendly. Pick-up and drop-off were very easy.
Pros:Staff was great, easy pickup and drop off
Cons:I ordered a Cadillac or similar, they didn't have any, so I got a smokey Mazda SUV that I could barely fit into instead, without a price drop or any other options given.
Pros:Staff was friendly but didn't know what options the car had.
Cons:Staff should have available to them all of the options available on any car. Also the interior front window was not clean
Pros:Very friendly staff
8.0 Very Good
Cons:Everything was good
Pros:They overcharged me $250 this company is terrible will never use Budget again.
Pros:Easy pick up and drop off.
Cons:It was all good.
Pros:Representative was pleasant, but not helpful.
Cons:I pointed out the contract from Sacramento was wrong and was told I'd need to contact them to correct.
Pros:We reserved an economy car, however none was available, so we were given a larger SUV with no extra charge. Very comfortable ride!
Cons:Nothing, it was a positive experience all around. The car was nice and clean!!
Pros:When I got to the counter the associate was very friendly, even found me a better deal and put me in a way nicer car.
8.8 Very Good
Pros:The care was in very good condition and fun to drive.
Cons:The check-out process was a bit slow. I am beginning to realize this is standard for the entire car rental industry. It would be nice to get some more help behind the check-out counters.
One location in Bellingham
8.0 Very Good
Cons:Told me to bring it back full
Pros:Pick up and drop off
Cons:Freee gas..... Haha