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Bakersfield, CA, United States
Apr 27 — May 4
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Bakersfield, CA, United States
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Bakersfield car rental information

Pick-up locationBakersfield
Rental locations20
Airport locations8

Bakersfield car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
7.8 Good (30 reviews)
6 locations in Bakersfield
Enterprise
Locations in Bakersfield
1800 24th Street+1 661 323 2711
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2911 Brundage Ln+1 661 326 0056
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
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 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
5810 Gasoline Alley Dr+1 661 398 4961
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
8929 Rosedale Hwy+1 661 387 6050
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 7.8
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 23 2021
Pros: My son lives in Ridgecrest, two hours away. Traveling by yourself is stressful enough, so I like the convenience that Enterprise is right in the terminal. As a women driving by myself, it gives me such peace of mind that I will arrive safely. The cars have always been clean, new and ran perfectly. I will continue to use them and Kayak for my travel needs.Cons: Nothing
8.0 ExcellentOct 20 2020
Pros: Yes
6.0 GoodAug 21 2020
Cons: I was going to drop the car at night but I couldn’t I have to wait till morning
8.0 ExcellentOct 9 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 ExcellentSep 28 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 ExcellentJun 5 2019
Pros: Friendly staff, quick service, great prices, nice rental car.
6.4 GoodMar 28 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 MediocreJan 13 2019
Pros: To
10.0 ExcellentAug 12 2018
Pros: Helpful Enterprise employees and they gave me a ride to the airport!Cons: Scratch’s on the car.
7.2 GoodNov 28 2017
No Altima. Sonata was a good alternative.Pros: Rear passengers had plenty of room. Roomy trunk.Cons: Car was a little sluggish uphill.
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Rated #2
Hertz
7.7 Good (63 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 - 21:00
6840 District Blvd+1 661 396 9726
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 20 2021
Pros: Easy pick up and drop offCons: The cars speakers were messed up, the light for the clock and stereo system didn’t work, there was no back up camera. Most of all the steel light bugged me as I couldn’t see anything on there and then on the last day the light appears! So dumb
8.0 ExcellentMar 16 2021
Cons: While it’s a work van it could’ve been a little cleaner.
6.4 GoodOct 30 2020
Cons: It took a long time to rent the car and then the car that I chose needed service so I took a small car that was not as good as I expected.
10.0 ExcellentJun 26 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 MediocreFeb 18 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 ExcellentDec 16 2019
Cons: Everything was great
10.0 ExcellentAug 7 2019
Pros: Pick up was quick and convenient. Overall experience was hassle free.
5.6 OkayJun 6 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 ExcellentMar 20 2019
Cons: Took to long to get the car...
2.0 MediocreDec 15 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.
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Rated #3
Avis
7.4 Good (41 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
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMar 1 2021
Pros: He offered me a free gas if I agreed to drive a different vehicle class from what i reserved to LAX. Thought it was a great deal.Cons: Turns out, he never entered that information into the system or the paperwork. I got charged $35 at LAX for gas in spite of what was promised. At the lAX Avis counter, they told me I had to deal with the Bakersfield AVIS person to get it cleared up. I called, and the Bakersfield AVIS location doesn't pick up, and the call goes to AVIS national reservation. After holding for 10 minutes, reservation says I have to talk to Customer Service. After waiting another 10 minutes, customer service says I have to contact that same Bakersfield location to have them verify what i said. When I said that the number keeps redirecting me to AVIS national, the customer service agent hung up on me.
10.0 ExcellentOct 18 2020
Pros: Great car the rental price. No problemsCons: Nothing - super easy and simple process and car
10.0 ExcellentMay 6 2020
Pros: Very great customer service!!
6.8 GoodAug 25 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 ExcellentJun 23 2019
Cons: I am online booking car honda cruze but pickup car kia
10.0 ExcellentJun 12 2019
Pros: Ease of pickup and then drop off in LAX.Cons: Nothing that I can think of.
3.6 MediocreFeb 24 2019
Pros: Drop off convenienceCons: Cleanliness of car. I ordered an intermediate and got a compact.
10.0 ExcellentDec 18 2018
Pros: Service
9.2 ExcellentJul 9 2018
Pros: Vehicle performed as expected and was fueled and ready at pick up time
6.4 GoodMar 22 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.
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Rated #4
Budget
7.4 Good (67 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
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 15 2021
Pros: Yes
6.0 GoodApr 12 2021
Pros: Spokane airport staff were great!!
2.0 MediocreFeb 21 2021
Cons: Car was dirty and damaged. Smelled like cigarettes. Was charged way more than the price I was given on Priceline ($260 instead of 90??) Will be disputing the charge with my bank
2.0 MediocreFeb 16 2021
Pros: Nothing, I missed my reservation due to I arrived latelyCons: I notified office operation time. I arrived 4:30pm however the office closed 4pm. I asked the person who was working, but he said we’re closed.
5.6 OkayOct 6 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 ExcellentAug 10 2020
Cons: Customer service at pick up attendant not customer oriented we don’t rent often but always use budget
10.0 ExcellentMay 6 2020
Pros: Customer service was great!!
2.0 MediocreJul 6 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 ExcellentMay 26 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 ExcellentApr 10 2019
Cons: Didn’t have the car I booked and was taking a long drive and cost me a lot more in gas money.
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Rated #5
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 ExcellentAug 17 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 ExcellentMar 6 2018
Pros: Pick up was excellent,Cons: .
6.4 GoodNov 20 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 MediocreSep 27 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 ExcellentSep 26 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 ExcellentJun 17 2017
About my rentalCons: It was a great car and I had a good trip only the car smelled like ciggaretts
10.0 ExcellentJun 6 2017
Pros: Great service and priceCons: N/A
6.0 GoodApr 11 2017
Cons: Car wasn't very clean, smelled like cigarettes, gas tank wasn't completely full.
10.0 ExcellentJan 19 2017
ExcelentePros: Great service and quick
10.0 ExcellentJan 9 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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Priceless
2 locations in Bakersfield
Priceless
Locations in Bakersfield
1222 Golden State Avenue+1 661 843 7866
1601 Skyway Dr.+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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NextCar
1 location in Bakersfield
NextCar
Locations in Bakersfield
1601 Skyway Dr.+1 661 843 7866
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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
224 travelers who rented a car in Bakersfield gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

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  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Bakersfield are Hertz (7.8, 66 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 74 reviews).

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