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Arcata car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Arcata

  • Car rentals in Arcata are the best choice when you are new to the city and want to explore it. With them, you can visit places that are not covered by public transport systems, save cash by avoiding costly cab rides and spend as much time as you want exploring without worrying about missing the train or bus. If you visit Arcata in the summer, enjoy a baseball game at the Arcata Ballpark, home to a collegiate team called the Humboldt Crabs. You can find the game schedule on the team’s website and buy your tickets online.
  • When flying to Arcata, you will likely land at Arcata-Eureka Airport (ACV). The airport is 12.5 km or 8 miles from the city center. There are quite a few car rental companies at the airport, including Budget, Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget Avis, and National. The car rental facility at Arcata-Eureka Airport is at the arrival gate at the terminal’s north end.
  • Arcata is considered a relatively walkable place. As such, you will come across many pedestrians in the town. When driving, be careful to avoid deadly accidents and always be vigilant because pedestrians can jump in front of your car seemingly from nowhere. There are also several cycling trails that can make driving Arcata car rentals difficult. Be keen around cyclists and always use your signals clearly and early to make all road users aware of your intentions.
  • Though driving car rentals in Arcata is relatively easy because drivers are careful and the roads are in good condition, rush hour traffic can dampen your mood. The rush hour is from 7 am to 10 am and 4 pm to 7 pm. The traffic is concentrated on major highways, so you can use other routes to avoid it. The highways that connect Arcata to the areas outside Humboldt County comprise long, winding two-lane segments that transverse river canyons and remote mountains. These roads are prone to extensive wind and rain storms, so be careful when using them.
  • Book your car hire in Arcata at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Arcata are around 19% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Arcata

  • How much is the price of fuel in Arcata?

    The average price of fuel in Arcata is R71,64 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R860 and R1 146, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Arcata?

    Standard (Ford Edge or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Arcata.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Arcata?

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

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Arcata?

    A Standard car hire in Arcata costs R1 778 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Arcata?

    An Economy car hire in Arcata costs R1 186 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Arcata?

    An Intermediate car hire in Arcata costs R1 560 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Arcata?

    Most people renting a car in Arcata opt for an intermediate car. This accommodates up to five passengers with four bags and the majority of these vehicles are the SUVs. However, your choice from car rentals in Arcata depends on the size of your travel group, your amount of luggage, and the places you want to visit. For instance, if you are traveling with one or two people carrying two bags and plan to visit places near the city center, an economy car is the best.

  • What is the speed limit in Arcata?

    When driving within 500-1000 feet of a school, the speed limit is 25mph though some school zones have limits of 15mph. The speed limit when driving within 100 feet of a rail crossing is 15mph. In two-lane undivided highways, do not exceed 55mph, while on interstates or highways, you can drive at 65-70mph. The maximum allowed speed for vehicles towing trailers in Arcata is 55mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Arcata?

    Be ready to pay for parking unless you park at your hotel or a business that offers its clients free parking for a specified timeframe. Parking near the Humboldt State University campus and downtown Arcata is in high demand, so park elsewhere when possible. There is a four-hour parking lot on the corner of F and 8th Street and an 8-hour lot on the corner of G and 7th Street. Metered parking zones in most places operate from 7 am to 5 pm. the parking rates are indicated on the meters.

Arcata car rental reviews and directory

Budget

6,4

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3561 Boeing Ave

+1 707 388 0977

Monday11:30 - 18:00
Tuesday11:30 - 18:00
Wednesday11:30 - 18:00
Thursday11:30 - 18:00
Friday11:30 - 18:00
Saturday11:30 - 18:00
Sunday11:30 - 18:00

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Thrifty

6,0

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One location in Arcata

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530 B Street

+1 707 269 0290

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00

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Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

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One location in Arcata

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Arcata-Eureka Airport

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Hertz

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2 locations in Arcata

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3561 Boeing Avenue

+1 707 839 2172

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00

530 B. Street

+1 707 269 0290

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00

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6,0 Okay

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off went well. Car had great gas mileage.

Cons:

We waited a long time when we came to pick up the car and it wasn't at the airport like when I booked it.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle was badass. The lady at the counter was sweet, patient, accommodating and helpful.

Cons:

Everything was great!

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Perfect experience!

3,6 Poor

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

i will never use kayak

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff.

8,4 Very Good

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

My flight was cancelled from SFO to McKinleyville, so I had to rebook my car rental to leave from SFO and drove north. Top marks to Arlene, who worked very hard to get me the best rebooking deal possible, and it only cost me an extra $75 or so to depart from a completely different city.

Cons:

Other than the pain of rescheduling and having to drive an SUV that guzzled gas (I only needed an economy), I appreciated their help and it was a good rental experience.

1 out of 6

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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2 locations in Arcata

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110 5th Street

+1 707 443 3366

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3561 Boeing Ave

+1 707 839 4937

Monday12:00 - 20:00
Tuesday12:00 - 20:00
Wednesday12:00 - 20:00
Thursday12:00 - 20:00
Friday12:00 - 20:00
Saturday12:00 - 20:00
Sunday12:00 - 20:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very friendly and helpful, and I got a really cool car.

Cons:

Nothing, everything was great.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff called me just a few hours before my rental to inform me that they had no vehicles available except for one van I asked if they could give me the Vin for the price of my reservation and they said no so I was unable to get to the places I needed to this weekend with my family.

Cons:

They shouldn’t have had vehicles available on their website if they weren’t really available. And if they are going to cancel someone’s reservation they should at least first offer the vehicle that you have for the same price of the reservation

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

fast easy, polite, clean car.

Cons:

nothing

8,4 Very Good

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Pleasant people, nice vehicle, easy in and out. I will rent here again

Cons:

There was some confusion about what airport to pick me up, which cost me some time

8,0 Very Good

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

3rd time renting.. all good, thank you

Cons:

No reflection on enterprise.. The Nissan was a very nice rental. The Chevy was ok but sad that its not that nice of a car despite being newer. Wouldnt even charge my phone.. No where near as nice as the nissan(altima?).

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was helpful and was very quick.

1 out of 5

Avis

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One location in Arcata

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3561 Boeing Ave

+1 707 388 0978

Monday11:30 - 18:00
Tuesday11:30 - 18:00
Wednesday11:30 - 18:00
Thursday11:30 - 18:00
Friday11:30 - 18:00
Saturday11:30 - 18:00
Sunday11:30 - 18:00

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2,0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
The wors service that if It seen ever

1 out of 1

National

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3561 Boeing Ave

+1 707 839 3229

Monday12:00 - 20:00
Tuesday12:00 - 20:00
Wednesday12:00 - 20:00
Thursday12:00 - 20:00
Friday12:00 - 20:00
Saturday12:00 - 20:00
Sunday12:00 - 20:00

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2,0 Poor

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

My flight was delayed and so the rental car place was closed. Luckily another rental car company was open and I was able to get a car through them. Very disappointed that National did not stay open knowing they had customers to serve.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The person in the Arcata/Eureka office at the airport was excellent. Friendly, knew what was going on, and helpful when changes needed to be made.

1 out of 1

Sunnycars

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One location in Arcata

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3561 Boeing Avenue

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59 travellers who hired a car in Arcata gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.7

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