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Bellevue car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Bellevue

  • Whether you are traveling to Bellevue, Washington, for leisure or a work-related trip, many attractions within the city may interest you. You can stop at the Bellevue Botanical Garden on Main Street in Downtown Bellevue and enjoy the refreshing scents of hundreds of plant and flower species. The botanical garden is just 17 miles away from the Seattle Tacoma International Airport. Consider checking out the Bellevue Art Museum and admire a wide selection of contemporary visual art and design. Lastly, you can't afford to miss the expansive Bellevue Downtown Park, a 20-acre long recreational park in the heart of the city and just 17 miles from the airport. You can get to all these exciting places by bus or taxi. However, you'll have to contend with exorbitant fixed taxi prices. Furthermore, some bus lines only service specific routes. A better option would be renting a car through Bellevue car rentals. This will accord you the convenience and flexibility you need to run your schedules more efficiently.
  • When you land at the Seattle Tacoma International Airport, you'll find nearly 10 onsite car rentals in Bellevue. They include Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, Fox, Payless, Thrifty, and E-Z Rent-A-Car. They also have offices in other locations in and around the city. Depending on where you want to rent your car, these car rentals in Bellevue provide shuttle and pick-up services to their respective rental offices.
  • Overall, traffic conditions in Bellevue may change depending on the weather elements. If you visit the city during winter, expect ice on bridges and overpasses, especially at night when temperatures cool down. Other elements include rain and mist. We encourage you to drive carefully under such circumstances. Most roads in Bellevue have pedestrian sidewalks and bike lanes. When driving on roadways without these sections, always exercise caution as most pedestrians have a habit of jaywalking and texting on their phones. Also, exercise due care and yield to other road users at intersections to avoid unpleasant experiences.
  • Being a populous city in Washington, Bellevue experiences heavy traffic on peak hours between 6:30 to 9am and 4 to 7:30pm. The roads with the most traffic gridlocks during such hours are I-5, I-405, and 8th Street.
  • Book your car hire in Bellevue at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini hire cars in Bellevue are around 41% more expensive than other car types, on average

Bellevue car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Bellevue 
Verified travelerAug 2023
We ended up renting a Subaru from Carter Subaru in Ballard, which was an excellent experience. Would definitely recommend.
Verified travelerJun 2023
Best of Luck if you are using Hertz!

FAQs about hiring a car in Bellevue

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

    When selecting a car to rent and drive around Bellevue, personal needs and preferences should always influence your selection. If you’re a solo traveler or a small group of fewer than five people, a small car like economy or intermediate will be ideal. Small cars are also an excellent choice for maneuvering through traffic, especially during rush hour. However, a group of more than five people can do better with a full SUV or minivan. This is to avoid overcrowding and ensure safety and comfort.

  • What’s the speed limit in Bellevue?

    The highest speed limit in Bellevue is 70mph. The limitation only applies to rural freeways and interstates such as I-90. Highways and some freeways have a limit of 60mph, and busy streets have a limit of 35mph. The maximum speed limit on roads connecting residential areas is 20mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Bellevue?

    There are many parking spaces in Downtown Bellevue where you can park your car any time of the day. The Bellevue Parking Garage on the Bellevue Square Shopping mall offers free parking 24/7 with complimentary electric vehicle charging for shopping customers. Next is Lincoln Square, an underground parking garage also in Downtown Bellevue. The rates here are quite competitive, going for $4 an hour and $25 per day. The nearby Meridian on Pike Street charges $3 per hour on weekdays and $4 on weekends. Only shopping malls provide free parking services.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Bellevue?

    The average price of fuel in Bellevue is R67,70 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R812 and R1 083, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Bellevue?

    Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Bellevue.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport (SEA)?

    The only car hire company onsite at Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport is Thrifty.

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

    The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport to off-airport locations is Thrifty.

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

    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 Bellevue?

    A Mini car hire in Bellevue costs R1 997 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Bellevue costs R5 370 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Bellevue costs R1 027 per day, on average.

Bellevue car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,6

Best rated

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

6.9

3 locations in Bellevue

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Locations in Bellevue

11839 Ne 8th St

+1 425 455 1660

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

12200 Ne 12th St

+1 425 372 1224

Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

2299 140th Ave Ne Ste B

+1 425 641 1365

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

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10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

This is a little unfair if this goes to Enterprise itself... this is absolutely directed at Kayak. I booked a flight to SEATAC airport, then added a rental car. I would have assumed that the car rental would be AT the airport, not 30 minutes drive away, at a car rental place that closed their office shortly after my plane landed. This was only evident to me after took the bus to the rental counter and stood in line for a long time. Then find out they were out of cars and my reservation was across town in Bellevue. The results of this was that I had to take an Uber ($45) to Bellevue and then an additional charge to return the car to the airport ($75). As well as the hurry and anxiety of the process.

Cons:

Make it 100% clear during the booking process that the rental car was at a site far away from the airport.

6,4 Okay

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was nice and staff helpful, Drop off easy as well.

Cons:

When I booked the car, I booked for Seattle Airport. However, when I arrived Enterprise at the airport told that the reservation was for Enterprise in Bellevue (although when I bookked, I specified airport) 40 minutes away. I was offered a car by Enterprise at the airport but instead of original fee of $24.00 I was charged $75.00. Is this a novel way of making money?

9,2 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was awesome.

Cons:

The inside front window was very dirty, had to buy cleaning supplies and clean myself.

5,2 Fair

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was fairly new with low miles.

Cons:

There were potato chips left half-eaten and spilled on the floor in the backseat from the previous renter. This makes it clear that the car was not cleaned well between customers - which is a serious concern due to COVID-19.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The garage manager at SeaTav Enterprise was wonderful to work with, all the staff there were lovely and helpful.

Cons:

I never rented in Bellevue, I rented at SeaTac, which you all promptly messed up. I put in my desired location, confirmed, and when I went to pick up the car, the location was completely different. I had to make a completely new rental arrangement at a higher rate. Also, the staff- however friendly- are not communicating interdepartmentally, and sending me emails and making charges on my account without advising me. It’s been a nightmare and a half from start to finish.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Very easy check-in and check-out. Staff was very helpful and friendly. I am very pleased with my vehicle and experience.

1 out of 10

Hertz

5,6

Cleanliness

5.8

Comfort

5.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.2

Value for money

5.7

2 locations in Bellevue

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Locations in Bellevue

11211 Main Street

+1 425 454 3773

Monday13:00 - 18:0008:00 - 14:00
Tuesday13:00 - 18:0008:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:0013:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:0013:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 14:0013:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

1405 130th Avenue N.e.

+1 425 614 1190

Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2024

KAYAK
We didn't have problem but they had cancelled reservations of some customers due to overbooking and those customers were not happy.

2,0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Terrible experience

6,0 Okay

Nov 2022

KAYAK
My complaint is not with Hertz but with Kayak. I specifically asked for a rental car pickup at Sea-Tac airport and Kayak gave me a rental that had to be picked up in Bellevue. I would not use Kayak again to rent a car or recommend that anyone else use them because of this deceptive tactic.

2,0 Poor

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Office was too busy to take phone calls long wait to pickup vehicle

6,0 Okay

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Car was dirty, the windshield wiper were worn out/ had to buy new ones. The rear window was opaque and was unable to see through. Would not rent from them again.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I was going to drop the key into the drop box, while I see that on the top of the drop box it said that the rental record need to be dropped together. However in the rental record page it said that express returns is not available at all locations. This is kind of confusing.

1 out of 23

National

8,4

Very Good

6 reviews

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.4

One location in Bellevue

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Locations in Bellevue

2299 140th Ave Ne Ste B

+1 425 746 2290

Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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2,0 Poor

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The morning before I was to pick up my car, they called me on my cellphone and told me that they could no longer honor my contract and cancelled my reservation.

7,9 Good

Jul 2021

KAYAK
Tha staff was friendly but the car I had selected was not available and it took some time to get another car.

1 out of 1

Budget

7,5

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

9.1

2 locations in Bellevue

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Locations in Bellevue

300 112th Avenue Southeast

+1 425 462 4001

Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

640 116th Avenue Ne

+1 425 450 9739

Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

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8,0 Very Good

Oct 2022

KAYAK
With only one agent on pickup and drop-off, we waited a significant amount of time to start our rental and again at drop-off.

2,0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I had two reservations they refuse both and I was not able to pick up the car after I push and push and ask why he said the car was broken I was ok I make another reservation and which point the assistant manager said he cancel my reservation and ask for me to leave. At this point I had my lawyer on the on phone and he call cops to remove him.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

nothing. facility was closed and I could not get the car

Cons:

The kayak site said the bellevue budget rental at hilton is open up to 4 pm on sunday. I booked the car for 3 pm. I got a reminder from the budget office that my car is ready to be picked up at 3 pm!! It also had the working hours listed as open until 3 pm on sunday. Yet, when I went there at 3 pm, the hotel people said the car rental desk closes at 2 pm on Sunday. So, i ended up wasting a ton of time going there, trying to call the Budget main office to see where i can pick this car from and every time the line would get in the middle as though Budget did not want to be bothered about it.

9,6 Wonderful

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Lots of room, auto everything, great experience!

Cons:

kept telling me it needed an oil change :)

1 out of 2

Avis

6,6

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

7.3

2 locations in Bellevue

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Locations in Bellevue

300 112th Avenue Southeast

+1 425 462 9373

Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

640 116th Avenue Ne

+1 425 450 9708

Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

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2,0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
I did NOT rent from Avis. My intention was to rent an Avis car at Sea-Tac airport thus I selected Sea-Tac airport. Avis app steered(ahem) me to a vehicle in Bellevue by switching the pickup location as I worked through the reservation process. I believe I fell victim to a” bait and switch” where the search process shows cheap rental rates close to desired pickup location without highlighting the change thus ensnaring me as a customer. I canceled with Avis and rented elsewhere.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Was not at the airport and needed a car immediately and was required to pay over $700.00 for car rental. A taxi was needed to get to the rental place as they did not pick up that far out. Never kayak again

7,9 Good

Aug 2021

KAYAK
We wanted to extend the rental for two days, but it cost way too much money. We just rented a different car instead.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

2,0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

One location in Bellevue

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Locations in Bellevue

1405 130th Avenue Northeast

+1 425 614 1190

Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

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2,0 Poor

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Horrible after my reservation was confirmed I arrived for the pick up of the vehicle and was told at that moment that they had over rented the vehicle I had gone to pickup. Then they told me they didn’t have any more vehicles and that they were sorry for the inconvenience. Paid $45 for a Lyft and spent 40 min getting there to come out with no vehicle.

1 out of 1

Sixt

7,5

Good

No reviews available

One location in Bellevue

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Locations in Bellevue

11900 NE 1st St Suite 300

+1 206 508 0040

Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Bellevue

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Locations in Bellevue

2299 140th Ave Ne Ste B

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181 travellers who hired a car in Bellevue gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

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Pick-up locationBellevue
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