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Bakersfield, CA2 Nov — 9 Nov
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Bakersfield car hire information

Pick-up locationBakersfield
Hire locations19
Airport locations8

Bakersfield car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
7.8 Good (59 reviews)
3 locations in Bakersfield
Hertz
Locations in Bakersfield
1700 24th Street+1 661 634 0889
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
3701 Wings Way, Ste.205+1 661 393 2044
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
6840 District Blvd+1 661 396 9726
Monday12:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday12:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday12:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday12:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Friday12:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
  • 7.7
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent26 Jun 2020
Pros: Hertz has the friendliest employees. I had to change reservation a bit and they were happy to work with me. I will always rent cars from them
2.0 Mediocre18 Feb 2020
Cons: I had a ride arranged to go pick up the car only to find out there were no cars available. Waste of time and money as well as not having a car next day for planned trip.
10.0 Excellent16 Dec 2019
Cons: Everything was great
10.0 Excellent7 Aug 2019
Pros: Pick up was quick and convenient. Overall experience was hassle free.
5.6 Okay6 Jun 2019
Pros: Pickup staff was very efficient and friendly. Vehicle was clean and ready. Initial rental price of $34/night was great.Cons: When I had to add a day and change dropoff locations, the price went from about $80 to $290 even though the new dropoff location was only about 100 miles away. I will never put myself in this situation, where I am at the mercy of Hertz to determine what I owe them when I drop the rental off, again.
9.6 Excellent20 Mar 2019
Cons: Took to long to get the car...
2.0 Mediocre15 Dec 2018
Worst rental experience everCons: The rental counter at the Bakersfield airport told me they had no cars available, however, two other people in the airport came up and told me they had been told the same thing but if you sat down and made an online reservation there would miraculously be cars. I tried this and sure enough, I drove off in a car. The laziness of the customer service agents to turn away customers is astonishing. The car I received was not the model I had booked and it had not been cleaned in quite awhile. The inside windshield was so dirty it was hard to see through at night and in the rain.
8.4 Excellent1 Dec 2018
$10/gallon pre fill charge and did not inform mePros: Good clean car; Toyota Corolla. Efficient and friendly check in and checkout. Quoted weekly rate was goodCons: Surprise $9/gallon gas ore fill charge. Never explained. Discovered on my emailed receipt . Will contact Hertz between flights today
7.2 Good26 Oct 2018
Pick up in Bakersfield CaliforniaPros: New carCons: I RESERVED a sub compact. When I went to pick up my RESERVATION I was told there were no cars and all they had was a van. Fortunately, the gentleman behind me was dropping off a Kia Rio and I was able to get that car. The PEOPLE there were great, sympathetic and worked hard to prep the car quickly. Your check in computer also gave the agent grief as it would not accept my postal code (I'm from Canada), necessitating a call to the supervisor for assistance.
2.4 Mediocre29 Aug 2018
Awful experience overall.Pros: Pick up was easy.Cons: Not accommodating. Couldn’t change my payment option. Charged way to much for the car I got. Car was already messed up. Being charged for the express drop off, knowing they are not going to check the box right away. Paid too much for a mediocre care. Nothing comparable to enterprise. Won’t do hertz again.
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Rated no. 2
Avis
7.7 Good (39 reviews)
2 locations in Bakersfield
Avis
Locations in Bakersfield
3701 Wings Way+1 661 392 4160
Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday07:00 - 21:00
Sunday07:00 - 21:00
4208 Wible Road+1 661 397 2860
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent18 Oct 2020
Pros: Great car the rental price. No problemsCons: Nothing - super easy and simple process and car
10.0 Excellent6 May 2020
Pros: Very great customer service!!
6.8 Good25 Aug 2019
Pros: great price, friendly staff. the price was very affordable for a one way rental from Bakersfield to LAX. Car was clean and fresh on the inside.Cons: limited amount of cars. they were out of cars when we showed up 2 hours before our scheduled pick up time. Had to come back during our scheduled pick up time and the car was ready. Not their fault but would have been nice if there were a few extra cars to accommodat changing schedules of customers.
8.0 Excellent23 Jun 2019
Cons: I am online booking car honda cruze but pickup car kia
10.0 Excellent12 Jun 2019
Pros: Ease of pickup and then drop off in LAX.Cons: Nothing that I can think of.
3.6 Mediocre24 Feb 2019
Pros: Drop off convenienceCons: Cleanliness of car. I ordered an intermediate and got a compact.
10.0 Excellent18 Dec 2018
Pros: Service
9.2 Excellent9 Jul 2018
Pros: Vehicle performed as expected and was fueled and ready at pick up time
6.4 Good22 Mar 2018
Chevy Malibu.Pros: car was good, with power, drove wellCons: The headlights were horrible, not bright at all, especially at dusk and in the rain...even with the brights on... not happy with filling up the gas tank a minute before dropping off the car in Chico and only filled to 7/8 of a tank. I then had to go a mile roundtrip to put in a half gallon for the fuel meter to read full. Total waste of time.
5.2 Okay29 May 2017
Cons: Pick up was uncoordinated. I waited over an hour to receive my vehicle which was in the parking lot
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Rated no. 3
Budget
7.5 Good (63 reviews)
2 locations in Bakersfield
Budget
Locations in Bakersfield
3701 Wings Way+1 661 399 2367
Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday07:00 - 21:00
Sunday07:00 - 21:00
4208 Wible Road+1 661 832 7801
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay6 Oct 2020
Pros: Staff was a bit rude at pick up. I think he was having a bad day and didn't like that I used a 3rd party site. They only had a Tacoma instead of an economy car but it was fun to drive a truck.Cons: Bakersfield is small and i didnt really understand how their rental worked. Lines were long and the drop off was confusing. I like when things are more structured at bigger airports
10.0 Excellent10 Aug 2020
Cons: Customer service at pick up attendant not customer oriented we don’t rent often but always use budget
10.0 Excellent6 May 2020
Pros: Customer service was great!!
2.0 Mediocre6 Jul 2019
Pros: Never got the car, only one person working and there was 15 people in lineCons: Proper staffing About 20 minutes into waiting worker announced I have no cars available but we have some people cleaning them It’s going to be a while before you can get your car and we may not have them
10.0 Excellent26 May 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful. One helped me orient to the car. A great price. Timely send off.Cons: It was all great.
8.8 Excellent10 Apr 2019
Cons: Didn’t have the car I booked and was taking a long drive and cost me a lot more in gas money.
10.0 Excellent25 Jan 2019
Cons: If you had a pickup and drop off service for customers that need rides to your location and from your location within a reasonable distance like 5 miles. Willing to pay extra for this service.
10.0 Excellent13 Nov 2018
Pros: Easy drop off
6.8 Good9 Jul 2018
Budget Bakersfield Airport was disappointing in not having a car availPros: The Desk agent was very nice and followed up to get me a car by 12 Noon, I was grateful since I was basically stranded with no other transportation. My friend drove there to help me out (I had the wrong Credit Card for $200 hold, that I was never told about previously. I was just told to have a credit card to rent a vehicle.
10.0 Excellent7 Jun 2018
Cons: Once I dropped off the car, I had to Lyft home. Would have been nice to receive ride home. Had the car for less then 4 hours but spend $100 including gas, & taxi. First world complain lol
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Rated no. 4
National
8.4 Excellent (23 reviews)
1 location in Bakersfield
National
Locations in Bakersfield
3701 Wings Way Ste 209+1 844 366 2657
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 8
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent17 Aug 2018
Reserved car was available for mePros: car requested and reserved was available and waiting for us.Cons: clerk was talking too much with customer ahead of me, just small talk and there was a line waiting to get their cars. It was nice that she was friendly but slowed down others from getting their cars.
8.4 Excellent6 Mar 2018
Pros: Pick up was excellent,Cons: .
6.4 Good20 Nov 2017
Pros: Drop off was smooth, attendant was efficient and friendly.Cons: Pick up was a laborious process due to system outage. Nothing was done to compensate and nothing was offered.
3.6 Mediocre27 Sep 2017
Unexpected Frustrations - Never again!Pros: The car it self was comfortable (lowered score because the inside was dirty) for a smaller car and got great gas mileage.Cons: 1. Fine print regarding company rules for National Car rental would not download for us to read before we went to pick up car, so we did not expect the $100 hold on a major credit card/not debit, customer service at the pick up location was to put it mildly unhelpful, sarcastic, smug, and didn't know when to stop repeating himself, even after I put my hand up and said "STOP". "I get what your saying, I would just like you to be empathic to my frustration." At which point he smiles and then finishes repeating his statement to me. 2. Husband gets into car and being the professional he is, found the car to be dirty. Takes it to a car wash so he can be comfortable in it, isn't this something that is suppose to be done before he even gets into the car? 3. While driving the car he discovers there is no windshield wiper fluid, so he can not remove any bugs that may be blocking his vision. Again isn't this supposed to be filled before he gets the car? I sure hope all the other fluids are ok. 4. Then a warning light flashed "Take to dealer immediately!" WAIT WHAT? My husband had been driving it for less than 20 minutes, on his way to a job interview, he can't call and talk with anyone the Bluetooth wont transfer any sound through the speakers, he's in the middle of now ware by now, he can't pull off or turn around, so he call's me to have me call and to find out if he needs to do anything. After being on hold for over 10 minutes I get through to the roadside customer claims office. I tell her I am not in the car, the closet town is about 100 miles away, the above info, and then she proceeds to ask me a few question, "where are you at now?" I'm at home, I'm not in the car, my husband is. "Ok mam, where is the car?" On the highway in the middle of nowhere (does nobody at this company listen when you are talking with them?) "Ok mam ,lets see if I can help you"...ask a few more questions I had already given her the answer to, finally she states she can't help me she needs to talk with my husband since he's the one driving the car....at this point I am dumbfounded, he can't pull off anywhere safe to call you no exits and the Bluetooth isn't working....By this time the light has flashed "maintenance required", so my husband is no longer worried about the engine exploding just irritated as this is poor vehicle maintenance, a pet peeve of his. 5. Returning the car, my husband is delighted to see the same customer service rep as before (I am so making that up), the rep has the same attitude, makes my husband walk back out to the car to write the miles down (unlimited miles, we don't have to do that with Enterprise they'll do it for you), smugly says "I will have my guys do a better job at looking over the car before they go out with customers next time." Uh ok guy you do that but we will not be repeat customers with this company.
8.4 Excellent26 Sep 2017
3 day Altima rental car was a treat.Pros: Car was really the icing on cake . Plenty of room and was a smooth comfortable ride. I asked for a Camry but the agent at National recommended the Altima. Great car.Cons: Exterior was dirty and interior had soda residue on the passenger side.
9.2 Excellent17 Jun 2017
About my rentalCons: It was a great car and I had a good trip only the car smelled like ciggaretts
10.0 Excellent6 Jun 2017
Pros: Great service and priceCons: N/A
6.0 Good11 Apr 2017
Cons: Car wasn't very clean, smelled like cigarettes, gas tank wasn't completely full.
10.0 Excellent19 Jan 2017
ExcelentePros: Great service and quick
10.0 Excellent9 Jan 2017
Great PricePros: Best price I received compare to other car rental company. I would rent again if the price is a much better offer than any other site.
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Rated no. 5
Enterprise
7.7 Good (29 reviews)
6 locations in Bakersfield
Enterprise
Locations in Bakersfield
1800 24th Street+1 661 323 2711
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2911 Brundage Ln+1 661 326 0056
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3701 Wings Way Ste 209+1 833 616 9440
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
4851 Stine Road Ste A+1 661 833 6055
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
5810 Gasoline Alley Dr+1 661 398 4961
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
8929 Rosedale Hwy+1 661 387 6050
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 7.7
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  • 7.6
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent20 Oct 2020
Pros: Yes
6.0 Good21 Aug 2020
Cons: I was going to drop the car at night but I couldn’t I have to wait till morning
8.0 Excellent9 Oct 2019
Pros: They helped out.Cons: They never told me to bring a credit card to pay for the rental. I have a debit/ master card and I couldn’t pay for the rental with this card. I had to drive 25 minutes back to may house to get my credit card. This was very inconvenient. All they need to state on the agreement or reservation would be “only credit cards accepted for rentals” “ no debit/ credit cards accepted”. No where did it state this.
8.4 Excellent28 Sep 2019
Cons: Everything about the car, rental at the airport and drive ability was good. However, I was surprised that the interior and exterior were not cleaned well at the BFL airport prior to pickup.
10.0 Excellent5 Jun 2019
Pros: Friendly staff, quick service, great prices, nice rental car.
6.4 Good28 Mar 2019
Pros: Staff extremely friendly. Drop off was great, only took 3-4 minutes.Cons: Car ordered was not ready when we got there. Had to come back.
2.0 Mediocre13 Jan 2019
Pros: To
10.0 Excellent12 Aug 2018
Pros: Helpful Enterprise employees and they gave me a ride to the airport!Cons: Scratch’s on the car.
7.2 Good28 Nov 2017
No Altima. Sonata was a good alternative.Pros: Rear passengers had plenty of room. Roomy trunk.Cons: Car was a little sluggish uphill.
10.0 Excellent7 Jul 2017
Pros: Friendly, helpful, courteous alli in all great service and employees
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Priceless
2 locations in Bakersfield
Priceless
Locations in Bakersfield
1222 Golden State Avenue+1 661 843 7866
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
1601 Skyway Drive+1 661 843 7866
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Easirent
1 location in Bakersfield
Easirent
Locations in Bakersfield
Meadows Field Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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Rent-A-Wreck
1 location in Bakersfield
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in Bakersfield
1222 Golden State Avenue+1 661 843 7866
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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Sunnycars
1 location in Bakersfield
Sunnycars
Locations in Bakersfield
3701 Wings Way
Recent reviews
213 travellers who hired a car in Bakersfield gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

Car hire locations in or near Bakersfield

Good to know

Most popular car type

Intermediate

When to book a car hire in Bakersfield

Top tips for hiring 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 car hire in Bakersfield at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Bakersfield are around 54% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Bakersfield

  • Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Bakersfield.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Bakersfield are Hertz (7.8, 63 reviews), and Budget (7.6, 70 reviews).

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

  • A Intermediate car hire in Bakersfield costs £52 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Bakersfield costs £113 per day, on average.