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Bessemer car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Bessemer

  • One of the main benefits of renting cheap car rentals in Bessemer is the freedom and flexibility they provide. Unlike relying on public transportation, renting a car allows you to explore the city and surrounding areas on your own schedule. Bessemer is a small city, and having a Bessemer car rental enables you to easily travel to nearby attractions without any restrictions. One popular destination that is easily accessible by car is the Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. Another must-see attraction is the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, which is just a 20-minute drive away from Bessemer.
  • The closest airport where you can pick up a car rental in Bessemer is Birmingham Airport (BHM), approximately 15 miles from Bessemer. You can get a Bessemer car rental at the Rental Car Facility (RCF), which is located across from the terminal building. A complimentary shuttle service is provided to take passengers to the RCF. Huntsville Airport (HSV) is approximately 96 miles from Bessemer. Rental car offices are located on the ground level of the parking deck across from the terminal building. A complimentary shuttle service is provided to take passengers to the parking deck. Montgomery Dannelly Field Airport (MGM) is approximately 87 miles from Bessemer. Rental car offices are located in the baggage claim area of the terminal building.
  • When driving cheap car rentals in Bessemer, it is important to be aware of certain aspects. Firstly, it is mandatory to have car insurance and a valid driver's license while driving in Alabama. There are not many dedicated bike lanes in Bessemer, and as a result, bicycles are not a common sight on the roads. Although people generally do not jaywalk in Bessemer, it is important to be aware of pedestrians when driving your Bessemer car rental, as they may cross the road unexpectedly. Lastly, the most common vehicles you will see on the roads of Bessemer are pickup trucks and sedans.
  • Rush hour in Bessemer typically occurs from 7:00 am to 9:00 am and from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. During these times, the roads in and around Bessemer can become congested with heavy traffic. The most affected roads during rush hour in Bessemer are the major highways and interstates that run through the city. These include Interstate 20, Interstate 65, Highway 150, and Highway 11. When driving your Bessemer car rental, it is also important to be aware that rainfall can be heavy and sudden during the spring and summer months. This can cause temporary flooding and slippery driving conditions or cheap car rentals in Bessemer.
  • Book your car hire in Bessemer at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Bessemer are around 3% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Bessemer

  • How much is the price of fuel in Bessemer?

    The average price of fuel in Bessemer is R71,56 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R859 and R1 145, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Bessemer?

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

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

    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 Bessemer?

    A Standard car hire in Bessemer costs R1 456 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Bessemer?

    A Special car hire in Bessemer costs R773 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Bessemer?

    A Full Size car hire in Bessemer costs R2 053 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving a car rental in Bessemer?

    When choosing Bessemer car rentals, a midsize or full-size sedan is the recommended vehicle type. This is because Bessemer is a small city with well-maintained roads, and a sedan is large enough to comfortably navigate through the city streets, while also being fuel-efficient and easy to park. A sedan will provide enough space for passengers and their luggage, but is still easy to maneuver through traffic and navigate around crowded city streets.

  • What’s the speed limit in Bessemer?

    The speed limits in Bessemer vary depending on the type of road and the zone. Generally, residential roads have a speed limit of 25 mph, while larger multi-lane roads and highways have higher speed limits. In business districts, the speed limit is typically 30 mph, while the limit on rural roads is 35 mph. The speed limit on major highways, such as I-20/59 that pass through Bessemer can range from 60 mph to 70 mph. Since there is so much variation, it's important to pay attention to speed limit signs when driving a car rental in Bessemer.

  • Where are the best places to park a car rental in Bessemer?

    There are several parking options available in Bessemer, including free and paid options. If you are visiting the downtown area, there are several parking lots and garages available where you can park a Bessemer car rental, but they may charge a fee. The parking rates in the city can vary depending on the location, time, and duration of your stay.

Bessemer car rental reviews and directory

Thrifty

6,8

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One location in Bessemer

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Locations in Bessemer

1694 Montgomery Highway

+1 205 978 5053

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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6 locations in Bessemer

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2143 Pelham Pkwy

+1 205 403 7455

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

2509 Ensley Ave

+1 205 786 3868

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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2551 John Hawkins Pkwy

+1 205 823 4446

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3328 Old Columbiana Rd

+1 205 823 4446

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00
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Sunday12:00 - 15:00

400 Palisades Blvd

+1 205 414 9393

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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5031 Ford Pkwy Ste 100

+1 205 424 3351

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very quick check in and return process

Cons:

The insurance I purchased for the rental didn't show in their system. Transmitting the data to the rental company would be nice.

7,6 Good

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to deal with, fast and courteous. I had to switch out a car that I had rented in CA but the power steering failed. No hassle.

Cons:

The car had bald tires which I didn't realize until I had to drive through a snowstorm and heavy rain.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

staff was friendly, pick was quick, and return was super easy.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Service -- esp. the lady at the St. Pete airport. She was very social and professional -- wish I remembered her name.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

When I landed in Birmingham it's late the car rental closed and I have to pay double in the airport

2,0 Poor

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I never got to pick up the enterprise vehicle because they closed at noon on Saturday. I've had poor experiences with Enterprise before so I'm not a big fan.

1 out of 3

Budget

No score available yet

One location in Bessemer

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451-B Southgate Drive

+1 205 988 0188

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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5,6 Fair

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off.

Cons:

Cat was not very clean. The guy cleaning just gave it a rush job. The car itself was terrible. It didn't drive well.

3,6 Poor

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Budget charged me $150 more than we agreed to.

1 out of 1

Hertz

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One location in Bessemer

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1694 Montg0mery Hwy Ste 180

+1 205 978 5053

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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2,0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
I made a reservation for Friday am at 8 am several days in advance. After waiting in line about 15 minutes, they told me that they were still waiting for cars and didn’t have one for me and they would unlikely have one that day. I understand things happen but there was no communication that they could not fulfill the reservation. Very disappointing to say the least.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Hertz didn't have my reservation. Enterprise asked me to come back in a hour/...Caleb was wonderful to work with and had me in a car within the hour and made me feel like i was doing him a favor instead of the other way around, I will use him and enterprise from here on out.

2,0 Poor

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Slow, inconsiderate staff. Car was not ready. Other customers who arrived 20-30 minutes after me received their vehicles before I did. When I asked why there was a delay, the office staff went though a back door to “find out what was going on” but never returned. There was no other staff present in the main office area for 10 minutes.

Cons:

The car should have been cleaned and ready to go. I selected the 8:00 pickup time for a very specific reason. The car not being ready delayed my departure and created a significant inconvenience for me the rest of that day. The staff was slow and inconsiderate.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The booking was approved for a time after the location was closed and they were not able/willing to find a location that could rent on the same day. Was required to rent from a different company at the airport.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, clean new car, easy drop off

Cons:

Not super clear about how much gas I needed to leave in the car. I started with 2/8 of tank but didn’t want to pay $9.99/gallon upon returning so I filled it up??

4,8 Mediocre

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I called earlier in the day to ask for an earlier pick up time and I was was told a flat out “No”. I was disappointed there was no assistance with this issue.

1 out of 4

34 travellers who hired a car in Bessemer gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

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