Bend car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Bend

  • Bend, Oregon is known as an outdoor playground, and with your Bend car rental, you can explore all of the area’s attractions. In town, you can spend a day at Drake Park on the banks of the Deschutes River, learn about the area’s cultural and natural history at the High Desert Museum, or enjoy a spelunking adventure at the Lava River Cave, a mile-long lave tube just 13 miles south of the city center. For skiers, there are two ski resorts within an hour’s drive from the city. Bachelor Ski and Sport is just 22 miles west of Bend, and the Hoodoo Ski Area is 45 miles to the northwest. There is a lot of great hiking around Bend, the trail at Tumalo Falls provides breathtaking views of the falls. Crater Lake National Park is just 2h away and is a great place for hiking, fishing, and enjoying the views as you drive around the rim.
  • Picking up car rentals in Bend is easy at the Bend/Redmond Airport (RDM). The rental car counters are located near the baggage claim in the airport’s terminal. The rental car lot is within walking distance from the rental counters, so a shuttle isn’t necessary.
  • There are more than 30 traffic circles in Bend, so visitors should be ready to navigate them. Be aware that it is state law to use your blinker when turning out of a traffic circle, and failure to signal could result in a hefty fine. Bend is also known for being a bicycle-friend city, and drivers should be prepared to share the road with cyclists.
  • Rush hour traffic is not a concern when traveling in Bend. However, traffic volumes do pick up in the summer months when this tourist town sees an influx of vacationers, and the weekends year-round tend to be busier than the weekdays. Driving can be difficult here in the winter, on average, Bend receives more than 30 inches of snow between November and February.
  • Book your car hire in Bend at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Luxury car hire in Bend are around 55% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Bend

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

    Among the most popular car rentals in Bend are economy cars, because they’re fuel-efficient and easy to drive both around town and longer distances to visit the surrounding cities and parks. However, if you plan to explore the more remote areas of the nearby mountains in the Cascade Mountain Range, an SUV or a pickup truck with 4WD is better equipped to handle these rugged terrains. Keep in mind that access to many of the remote trails in the surrounding areas requires a 4WD vehicle with high clearance.

  • What’s the speed limit in Bend?

    Most of the rural highways surrounding Bend have a speed limit of 55mph. Speeds in most residential districts are limited to 25mph while business districts are often restricted to a maximum speed of 20mph. On the Bend Parkway (US-97) the posted speed limit is 45mph, but traffic usually travels at or above 55mph. Drivers should be aware that police officers are frequently stationed along the road to enforce the speed limit.

  • Where are the best places to park in Bend?

    Most of the parking lots in Downtown Bend have metered spaces for about $1 per hour with a 4h time limit, Monday through Saturday. The downtown Centennial Garage offers free parking for 3h or around $1 per hour for all-day parking, and it’s free to park at the garage on the weekends. On-street parking is free throughout the city, but there is a 2h time limit. However, on the streets surrounding NW Congress St, on-street parking is metered at a $5 flat rate and is reserved for special events at Drake Park and the downtown area. Parking is free everywhere on Sundays and most major holidays.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Bend?

    The average price of fuel in Bend is R73,53 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R882 and R1 176, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Bend?

    Luxury (Mercedes-Benz E-Class or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Bend.

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

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

  • How much does a Luxury car hire cost in Bend?

    A Luxury car hire in Bend costs R756 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Bend costs R825 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Bend costs R833 per day, on average.

Bend car rental reviews and directory

Avis

9,8

Wonderful

41 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Bend

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Locations in Bend

2522 Se Jessie Butler Circle

+1 541 923 3750

Monday08:30 - 23:59
Tuesday08:30 - 23:59
Wednesday08:30 - 23:59
Thursday08:30 - 23:59
Friday08:30 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday09:00 - 23:59

300 Se Reed Market Road

+1 541 382 0266

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday09:00 - 23:59

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9,6 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

They upgraded me to a Jeep Cherokee! Very friendly staff, super efficient in getting the rental car, will use again

Cons:

Outside of Jeep was slightly dirty.

5,2 Fair

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup easy and helpful. The bad was that I WAS NOT told that there was to be a $100 one way fee. I was not told until I dropped off the vehicle. I am very upset over the whole situation.

Cons:

To have been told before hand. I rented the car for a total of about 3 hours of driving to find out that I would have an additional $100 fee added for one way which I told them I was going one way BUT THEY didn't tell me of the additional fee. I will NEVER rent from them again!

9,6 Wonderful

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff and super helpful

Cons:

There was NO ice/snow scrapper. We rented a car in Bend, Oregon in winter. The second day there was a snow storm. The front wheel drive and all season tires served us well but I was disappointed to not find any sort of ice/snow scrapper in the car. I purchased one and left it in the car.

8,4 Very Good

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop off was fine.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Very convenient at Redmond Airport

5,6 Fair

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Didn't take long

Cons:

The woman at pick up left it to me to inspect damage. When I told her about fender damage she noted it on the form but didn't inspect it herself. I then had to tell her about the cigarette smell and the oil change light. She said she'd let them know at the drop-off location.

1 out of 6

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,3

Very Good

39 reviews

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

7.7

2 locations in Bend

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Locations in Bend

2301 Ne Division St

+1 541 383 1717

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3113 S Hwy 97

+1 541 699 3134

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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4,0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off super easy because it’s such a small airport

Cons:

First, it was MY mistake by reserving a car at the OFF AIRPOT enterprise. The ON AIRPORT enterprise clerk was no help at all. Wouldnt call the offsite spot for us, wouldnt help us get a ride (Redmond has no shuttles) to the offsite location, looked at his cell phone while we talked to him instead of looking at us (and didnt even pretend) to care. Crummy attitude. If I were his boss I’d fire him.

2,0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The car I booked was at a location that was closed. I was then sent to a location that was 20 miles away and did not have any available cars. Enterprise was not able to rent any vehicle.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly staff. Easy pick up and drop off

6,0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle has four tires and a steering wheel

Cons:

Not charged me more than my reservation with Kayak+ a two hundred dollar deposit, of which one was refunded at all. This is typical with enterprise. Despite no damage ever being done on my part to any enterprise vehicle I’ve never gotten my deposits Back, in anything enterprise always finds a way to charge me additional. As of now I have paid 305 dollars for a 36 hour rental which is criminal.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Availability of car and nice employees

6,4 Okay

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was great and did a good job of making things safe.

Cons:

Mazda 6 was a decent car but had some issues with alignment and had a hard pull to the right.

1 out of 8

Budget

7,7

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.2

2 locations in Bend

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Locations in Bend

2522 Se Jessie Butler Circle

+1 541 923 0699

Monday08:30 - 23:59
Tuesday08:30 - 23:59
Wednesday08:30 - 23:59
Thursday08:30 - 23:59
Friday08:30 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday09:00 - 23:59

300 Se Reed Market Road

+1 541 385 1107

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday09:00 - 23:59

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6,0 Okay

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Coke bottle with coke inside in the back seat floor. Bad battery and incorrect diagnosis from the emergency service. They said key was not detected because of the remote battery. I had to call AAA to jumpstart. They said only 4v and needed new battery.

2,0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
The car had trash, old coke bottle in the back seat. The emergency service told me the remote battery was bad when it said key not detected. And to go get it replaced. But then the car would start and had to call AAA and they said only 4v on the battery and needed a new one. They jumped started it and I had to take it back and couldnt fill up the gas because if I shut off the engine I would have been stuck again. But they did give me another vehicle so that was good. But I wish they had checked out the first car better.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
It was quick and easy. I needed a last minute car to drive from bend to sf. My flight was unexpectedly canceled. Budget hooked me up with a one day rental. The car performed great and I was able to get back home.

6,0 Okay

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Car had a slow leak in rear tire but customer service was great with a refund and a voucher for future rental!

8,0 Very Good

Sep 2022

KAYAK
The cost of gas was double the price if we let budget fill the tank. That’s price gouging. Other than that, car was clean and pick up and drop off was smooth and efficient.

6,0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The representative walked me to the car to show me the vehicle had been sanitized and cleaned. After I arrived at my destination I found empty water bottles with chewed gum on the lid. There was trash in the back as well.

1 out of 13

Hertz

10,0

Wonderful

16 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Bend

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Locations in Bend

535 Ne Savannah Drive

+1 541 388 1535

Monday09:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59

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10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Excellent. Staff very friendly. Car was great. Going to rent again soon.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The rental price was the BEST with Kayak. The Hertz staff was nice and checkin was easy. The car got great gas mileage. The drop off was easy.

9,2 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

At check in the reservations weren’t available so we had to show our reservation and it seemed to take quite a bit longer. However the customer service rep was apologetic and really stepped up to get our reservation handled

2,0 Poor

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Cancelled because they wouldn't accept a debit card as payment and they charged my debit card...

4,4 Mediocre

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car seemed pretty new

Cons:

I interrupted the rep from some activity on her cell phone. The car was so dirty. It had trash, crumbs on the seat & cereal down the inside. Interior windows filthy. No offer to complete the cleaning.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They have the lowest price

Cons:

There was no warning that I was required to have a major credit card i order to rent a vehicle with Hertz. The girl at the counter could have cared less to the fact that I had a reservation for 2 weeks in order to be in my close friend's wedding. She offered no help or other options, and simply wanted to keep saying, "It's our policy" yet when I asked to see the policy, she refused and said she would call the police on me! WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE! I'LL NEVER USE HERTZ OR KAYAK AGAIN!

1 out of 3

Eagle Rent A Car

No score available yet

2 locations in Bend

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Locations in Bend

2498 S. Highway 97 Suite B

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Bend Airport

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No reviews available

Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Bend

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Locations in Bend

2522 Se Jessie Butler Cir

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

168 travellers who hired a car in Bend gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.4

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Luxury

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