Tacoma Car Hire

Tacoma Car Hire

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Pick-up location Tacoma
Hire locations 7

Tacoma car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (12,821 reviews)
4 locations in Tacoma
Enterprise
Locations in Tacoma
10121 Pacific Avenue
+1 253 531 4552
2602 Pacific Hwy E
+1 253 926 3950
4840 Washington South
+1 253 475 4500
940 Market Street
+1 253 573 1055
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Enterprise reviews in Tacoma

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Rated no. 2
Avis
7.6 Good (2,249 reviews)
2 locations in Tacoma
Avis
Locations in Tacoma
5124 74th Street West
+1 253 471 3907
632 Broadway
+1 253 272 1093
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Rated no. 4
Hertz
7.2 Good (21 reviews)
1 location in Tacoma
Hertz
Locations in Tacoma
4802 S Tacoma Way
+1 253 474 6150
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Apollo Car Rentals
apollo
1 location in Tacoma
Apollo Car Rentals
Locations in Tacoma
Seattle - Fife Depot
Rent-A-Wreck
rentawreck
1 location in Tacoma
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in Tacoma
9313 South Tacoma Way
+1 253 584 1833

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When to book a hire car in Tacoma

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Top tips for hiring a car in Tacoma

  • Explore every nook and cranny of Tacoma during your visit and rent a car when you get there. The city has plenty to offer from a casino to a car museum, plus the bay, and the easiest way to tick off everything on your wish list is by having the flexibility of your own four wheels. Travelers who would like to visit Seattle can also reach the city in about half an hour from Tacoma.
  • Located in Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is the nearest airport at only half an hour away from Tacoma. The airport operates shuttle buses to a nearby hire car center where agencies like Avis, Budget, and Enterprise offer vehicles for their customers. Pick-up points are either on the north or south end of the main terminal, right after baggage claim.
  • Driving in Tacoma can come with some challenges, as the city has steep hills, narrow roads, and icy roads can also occur in winter. When navigating down a steep hill, it is important to shift into a low gear and consider operating the car manually. If visiting Tacoma in the winter, adapt your speed and maybe even opt for snow chains, depending on how severe the weather conditions are.
  • Especially on the roads to and from Seattle, such as the I-5, Tacoma can face severely increased traffic during the usual weekday rush hours of 6-9 am and 5-8 pm. Traffic during rush hour tends to get worse the closer the week later in the week it is, with Friday often being the worst. For a hassle-free driving experience, choose to leave for trips outside of peak driving times.
  • Book your car hire in Tacoma at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Tacoma

What is the best hire car agency in Tacoma?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Tacoma are Enterprise (8.5, 12821 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2249 reviews), and Budget (8.2, 5 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Seattle/Tacoma Intl Airport (SEA)?

Car hire companies onsite at Seattle/Tacoma Intl Airport include Budget, Avis, Sixt, Hertz and Europcar.

Which car hire companies will pick you up at the airport: Seattle/Tacoma Intl Airport (SEA)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Seattle/Tacoma Intl Airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Alamo, Budget, Avis, Sixt, Hertz, Enterprise, Europcar and National.

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

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 Tacoma?

As Tacoma has steep hills and narrow roads, a compact car is advised, if possible. Due to these hills and the snowy weather conditions often accompanying the cold months, a 4-wheel-drive car is also a good option. If the weather is very cold, snow chains and an ice scraper should also be in the car.

What's the speed limit in Tacoma?

Residential areas in Tacoma permit a maximum speed limit of 25 mph, but also look at posted signs, as it may be lower in certain areas. 50 mph is allowed on secondary county roads (though only 40 mph is permitted on Tacoma’s Schuster Parkway), and 60 mph on freeways. As Tacoma often faces precipitation in the shape of snow or rain, it is important to always adjust your speed according to the prevailing weather conditions.

How are gas prices in Tacoma?

Petrol is comparably high in Tacoma compared with other places in the US, with an average price of $2.90 per gallon. Try to find a Costco or Arco petrol station for better rates, often as low as $2.60 per gallon. When you pick up the car, make sure to familiarize yourself with which petrol is best for the car and return it with a full tank.

Where are the best places to park in Tacoma?

On-street parking in Tacoma is metered, with rates starting at $1 per hour. Usual time restrictions are between 8 am and 8 pm, Monday through Saturday. On Sundays and public holidays, on-street parking is free. There are also other parking facilities like garages and lots available, such as A Street Garage on South 11th Street or Municipal Garage and Lot on Market Street.