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Gilroy car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Gilroy

  • Gilroy is a beautiful city located in the southern part of Santa Clara County. It is known as the "Garlic Capital of the World" and is a popular tourist destination. Renting cheap car rentals in Gilroy usually gives visitors the freedom to travel at their own pace. This is particularly useful if you plan on visiting several attractions outside the city center, such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which is a 45-minute drive away. Secondly, using Gilroy car rentals is more convenient than alternative transport options such as buses or trains, especially if you are traveling with a group.
  • San Jose Airport (SJC) is the nearest airport to Gilroy as it is located approximately 25 miles northwest of Gilroy. The rental car offices are located on the ground level of the Terminal B parking garage and there is a free shuttle bus called the "Rental Car Shuttle" that runs every 10-15 minutes between the terminals and the rental car center. Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) is located approximately 45 miles south of Gilroy. The rental car offices are located on-site, outside of the terminal building.
  • One thing visitors should be aware of when driving cheap car rentals in Gilroy is the high volume of trucks passing through Gilroy, particularly on major highways such as US-101 which runs directly through the city. This can lead to traffic congestion and slower speeds, so it's best to plan your routes accordingly and allow extra travel time during peak hours. Gilroy and the surrounding areas are known for their agriculture, so it's not uncommon to see large farm vehicles or trucks carrying crops. However, the majority of vehicles on the road are typical passenger cars.
  • Rush hour in Gilroy typically occurs between 7:00 am and 9:00 am and 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm on weekdays. During these times, highways such as US-101, CA-152, and CA-85 can become congested and slow-moving. Additionally, during the rainy season which typically occurs from November through April, drivers in Gilroy may encounter hazardous road conditions such as slippery roads and decreased visibility. It is important to exercise caution while driving cheap car rentals in Gilroy during these times and to give yourself extra time to reach your destination.
  • Book your car hire in Gilroy at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size hire cars in Gilroy are around 62% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Gilroy

  • How much is the price of fuel in Gilroy?

    The average price of fuel in Gilroy is R69,70 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R836 and R1 115, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Gilroy?

    Full-size (Chevrolet Suburban or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Gilroy.

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

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

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

    A Full Size car hire in Gilroy costs R2 768 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Gilroy costs R1 842 per day, on average.

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

    A Special car hire in Gilroy costs R1 299 per day, on average.

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

    When it comes to choosing from Gilroy car rentals, we recommend renting a car that is suitable for both city and rural driving. The ideal car for this area should be comfortable and spacious enough to handle long drives, while also being efficient enough to maneuver through city traffic and fit into tight parking spots. Therefore, we suggest choosing an intermediate SUV as it is versatile enough to handle different terrains such as hills, uneven roads, and unpaved surfaces, while also being fuel-efficient for city driving.

  • What’s the speed limit in Gilroy?

    The speed limit is usually 25 mph on residential streets with homes and businesses in Gilroy. On major roads within the city, the speed limit ranges from 35 to 45 mph, depending on the traffic density and surrounding development. In some areas, highways may intersect the city, and speed limits can increase to 65 mph. The exact speed limits are usually posted with speed limit signs, and it's always important to obey the posted speed limit to ensure safe driving conditions for all road users.

  • Where are the best places to park in Gilroy?

    Gilroy has several options for parking, including both free and paid parking. If you're visiting the downtown area, there are several street parking spots available but most of them have time limits of 1-2 hours. If you plan to stay for a longer time, consider parking in one of the several public parking lots near the downtown area. The city parking lots have different rates, where the first 2 hours are free, and subsequently, the hourly rate is around $0.50 - $1.00 per hour. There is also paid parking available at designated parking lots. In these cases, the parking fees depend on the location and can range from $5 to $10.

Gilroy car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9,2

Wonderful

9 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

6.6

5 locations in Gilroy

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Locations in Gilroy

1150 Auto Center Cir

+1 831 442 0808

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1150 N. Main Street, Suite 1a

+1 831 761 2800

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16190 Monterey Road

+1 408 779 3390

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300 Gateway Dr

+1 831 637 5300

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6900 Automall Pkwy

+1 408 847 4001

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10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Everything was wonderful for pickup and dropoff

2,0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The Watsonville enterprise office cancelled our rental 2 hours before we were supposed to have picked it up. Their office gave no alternatives, despite the fact that we had the vehicle reserved for 3 weeks ahead of time.

Cons:

I had to do the work of tracking down a replacement vehicle at the last minute. Al, who works at the enterprise on Ocean St. in Watsonville, did an amazing job to help us. He stayed past closing time to get us a vehicle in time.

8,4 Very Good

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and helpful. I booked online at the last minute and when I arrived the employee changed my vehicle to something more appropriate for my needs

Cons:

I was absolutely floored at the added expense for a one-way rental, pick up and dropping off in different locations.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at both locations were very helpful and honest.

Cons:

Nothing comes to mind specifically

2,0 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Enterprise allowed me to rent the car online. The employees had to call and inform me that they didn’t have any cars. To their credit, they did this right away and I appreciate that. The Enterprise company should not be advertising cars they don’t have.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Friendly, efficient and quick pickup and drop off. Comfortable Camry and reasonable cost.

1 out of 3

Hertz

8,6

Very Good

11 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

7.3

5 locations in Gilroy

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Locations in Gilroy

1745 San Felipe Road

+1 831 637 2030

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50 Aviation Way

+1 831 722 2760

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5645 Cottle Rd

+1 408 578 4021

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6981 Cameron Blvd Suite B

+1 408 847 9179

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7000 Soquel Avenue

+1 831 462 0469

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2,0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Car rental.com is a scam. Don’t ever use them.

2,0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

The location I was given to pick up the car was closed, and had been for months. The next closest Hertz did not have any cars available. I had to go to another car rental company entirely. I don't know how the system allowed me to make a reservation here. I had to spend an hour on the phone afterward to be sure I got a refund for the whole ordeal.

8,8 Very Good

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off was efficient and professional.

Cons:

The price was hefty. $75.99 per day plus insurance! No weekend special.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The location didn’t exist.

8,0 Very Good

Jul 2022

KAYAK
David was great. Extremely helpful

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Clearer drop off instructions

1 out of 3

20 travellers who hired a car in Gilroy gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.9

Car hire locations in or near Gilroy

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