Auburn car hire

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Auburn car hire information

Pick-up locationAuburn
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Hire locations3
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Auburn

  • Auburn's vicinity is known for its natural beauty and outdoor activities. Car rentals in Auburn enable you to easily access remote locations, hiking trails, and scenic spots that might not be well-served by public transportation, such as the Auburn State Recreation Area, Hidden Falls Regional Park, and Old Town Auburn. Having a rental car allows you to venture beyond Auburn to nearby attractions and cities easily. You can take day trips to places like Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, or the Napa Valley wine region without the limitations of public transit.
  • If you're looking to get Auburn car rentals from an airport location, one of the top choices is Sacramento International Airport (SMF). This airport hosts around four major car rental companies. All of these rental services, along with their vehicles, can be found at the dedicated rental car terminal situated on the airport premises. The shuttle service operates with regularity, arriving at specific stops along the ground-level curbs outside both terminals approximately every 10 minutes.
  • California has dedicated carpool (HOV) lanes on many highways, allowing car rentals in Auburn with multiple passengers to bypass congestion. California is known for its pedestrian-friendly and bike-friendly communities, so keep an eye out, especially at intersections. This state is also a leader in electric vehicle (EV) adoption. You'll find a robust network of EV charging stations, making it convenient for EV owners to travel throughout the state. California has strict laws regarding cell phone use while driving. Awareness of these laws and using hands-free devices to make calls or use GPS is essential.
  • Auburn is a relatively small city with a few main roads that serve as critical routes for residents and visitors. Highway 49 is one of the major highways that runs through Auburn. Highway 193 is another important road in Auburn that connects with Highway 49 and provides access to several local attractions and neighborhoods. Auburn Folsom Road runs parallel to Highway 49 and is a local route connecting Auburn to Folsom and other nearby areas. Between 7:00 am and 9:00 am on weekdays and from around 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, you might experience increased traffic as people commute to work or school, especially on these roads.
  • Book your car hire in Auburn at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Auburn are around -17% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Auburn

  • How much is the price of fuel in Auburn?

    The average price of fuel in Auburn is R72,68 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R872 and R1 163, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Auburn?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Auburn.

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

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

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Auburn?

    A Mini car hire in Auburn costs R1 538 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Auburn costs R1 011 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Auburn?

    A Compact car hire in Auburn costs R794 per day, on average.

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

    If you plan to explore nearby outdoor attractions, such as the Auburn State Recreation Area, or go off the beaten path, an SUV or crossover might be a good choice for car rentals in Auburn. If you're looking to enjoy scenic drives and beautiful weather, a convertible can provide an enjoyable experience along the picturesque roads of the Sierra Nevada foothills. California is a leader in environmentally friendly transportation. If you're concerned about your carbon footprint, consider renting an electric or hybrid vehicle to explore the area while minimizing emissions.

  • What's the speed limit in Auburn?

    The speed limit is typically around 25 to 35 mph in residential neighborhoods and areas with homes and businesses. On roads within the city center, the speed limit can vary but is often around 35 to 45 mph. On roads that connect different parts of the city or lead to nearby areas, the speed limit can range from 45 to 55 mph. The speed limits on highways passing through or near Auburn can be higher, typically ranging from 55 to 65 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Auburn?

    Downtown Auburn has on-street parking spaces along Lincoln Way and other nearby streets. Keep an eye out for metered spaces or time-limited parking areas. The cost is usually around $0.25 for 15 minutes. There are several public parking lots throughout downtown Auburn. These lots are often free or have affordable hourly rates. Look for signs indicating public parking areas and follow any posted regulations. Many offer free parking for up to 2 hours, but some can charge around $2 for 2 hours of parking. If you plan to explore the Auburn State Recreation Area for outdoor activities like hiking, biking, or river access, there are designated parking areas within the park. Some areas might have a day-use fee, so be prepared for that.  

Auburn car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

4,6

Mediocre

36 reviews

Cleanliness

4.6

Comfort

4.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.6

Value for money

4.6

3 locations in Auburn

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Locations in Auburn

1501 Grass Valley Hwy

+1 530 889 0660

Monday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 12:00
Tuesday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 12:00
Wednesday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:00
Friday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 12:00

378 N Sunrise

+1 916 632 8492

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

751 Sterling Parkway #300

+1 916 408 0104

Opening times not available

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10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Pick up and drop off were seamless. Staff very friendly. Thank you.

2,0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
We were given a car that had a bad wheelbearing and they refused to replace the car. They didn't honor the second driver added and gave her a bad time even though she had all the paperwork on her. It took several calls and days for us to get a new car. This made the trip longer, ran into weather and had to pay them more money to extend the rental. It is a huge safety issue and most of the people we spoke to at Hertz was very lackadaisical. Would any of them let a loved one drive a car like that? The sound it made couldn't even be drowned out with the radio. There were a couple employees that I got that went above what they could. Roadside couldn't even get a car replaced for us because management wouldn't approve it. It was just absurd. I will never use Hertz or one of their other companies again knowing that they do not care about their clients safety. Ordering through Kayak was easy and great.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was wonderful!!! A GMZ Terrain. I just loved the car and got a really great rate!!!!

Cons:

Maybe better markings out of Sacramento airport as to where to return rental cars. A little confusing!!!

6,0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy.

Cons:

Staff wasn’t very friendly, complained that we weren’t sharp on time and she said she hoped she still had a car left for us although we had already paid. Proceeded to act surprise that there was a car left and didn’t even say which model or if same size that we had paid for. No information regarding vehicle and then said they would need to clean it now. Was a very quick clean. Probably not up to current standards. Also if cars are just standing around, wouldn’t they have had time to clean them?

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The pickup drop-off hours

2,0 Poor

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

C-19 stopped rental, not hertz falt

1 out of 7

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9,2

Wonderful

13 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.2

Value for money

9.2

4 locations in Auburn

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Locations in Auburn

100 Flocchini Cir

+1 916 783 3800

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

2020 Taylor Rd

+1 916 783 3800

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

4680 Pacific St

+1 916 624 2140

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

550 Grass Valley Hwy

+1 530 823 5500

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was great and everything went smoothly

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Nada

8,8 Very Good

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup , good service

Cons:

Car had smell of weed

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Gave me a free upgrade

3,6 Poor

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

I went to the Lincoln, CA location to pick up my car as I had reserved. instead of a compact car, I was told the only vehicle available was a F-150 4 door 4x4 truck. I told the clerk that I would not be able to park this vehicle in the city and I did not want to pay for the extra fuel. I was sent two cities away to Roseville, CA and all they had was a full size Charger. I was not happy, however I did not have a choice. The sales tax was higher in Roseville, so I had to pay more than quoted. I don't understand why I had to drive so far to get the vehicle and still could not rent the vehicle I reserved and had to pay a higher price too.

1 out of 2

Avis

No score available yet

2 locations in Auburn

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4831 Granite Drive

+1 916 315 3952

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

520 Grass Valley Highway

(1) 530-823-8520

Opening times not available

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8,0 Very Good

Jun 2022

KAYAK
We had to extend our rental time which was easily accompanied with a phone call. My only negative comment was waiting for the employee to help us while on a personal phone call.

5,9 Fair

Aug 2021

KAYAK
In the wake of covid it’s appalling how dirty the car was…inside and out. Food scraps, dog hair, hay…it appears a family lived in this car for a week+. The maintenance light was on but I was assured it had been handled—just not reset.

1 out of 1

Budget

No score available yet

One location in Auburn

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Locations in Auburn

4831 Granite Drive

+1 916 632 9470

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Great, friendly and professional staff. Very easy process.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The thing I enjoyed the most was that there was no outrageous amount of fees tacked on for a different drop off location. Very reasonable rate, newer clean car, best car rental experience so far. Would definitely rent from them again in the future.

8,8 Very Good

Nov 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was bigger than expected and was comfortable.

Cons:

The rental place in Rocklin was a little hard to find. No signage at parking lot entry.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2022

KAYAK
Great people at this budget location made the experience great

1 out of 2

60 travellers who hired a car in Auburn gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car hire locations in or near Auburn

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Most popular car type

Mini

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