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Gulf Shores car hire information

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Gulf Shores

  • Car rentals in Gulf Shores provide versatility, convenience, and the opportunity to explore the region leisurely. Unlike public transportation, car rental in Gulf Shores enables access to more isolated and less touristic sites. Bon Secour, Gulf State Park, Orange Beach, and National Wildlife Refuge are all excellent options. As a result, car rental in Gulf Shores allows for quick journeys to surrounding destinations such as Pensacola, Mobile, and the magnificent Alabama Gulf Coast. Visitors renting a vehicle may make the most of their trip and find hidden treasures.
  • You can conveniently get Gulf Shores car rentals at Pensacola International Airport (PNS) and Mobile Regional Airport (MOB). Car rental facilities are usually situated on the ground level of Pensacola International Airport terminal, making it easily accessible to pick up the car. Conversely, car rental offices are situated on the ground level of the Mobile Regional Airport terminal. Hertz, Dollar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Alamo, and National are car rental businesses that provide shuttle or pick-up options from airports to off-airport areas.
  • When driving car rentals in Gulf Shores, remember that the city adheres to regular U.S. traffic laws, including right-hand driving, when driving in Gulf Shores. During high tourist seasons, expect considerable traffic. Moreover, watch for pedestrians, bikers, and animals, particularly near water. Being acquainted with local parking restrictions and avoiding leaving valuables in the vehicle is also a good idea. Lastly, keep up to current on weather forecasts since storms may influence driving safety.
  • Rush hour in Gulf Shores usually is from 7:30 am to 9:00 am and 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm on weekdays. Thus, Gulf Shores Parkway, Highway 59, and Perdido Beach Boulevard may be impacted. Due to increasing visitor numbers during high tourist seasons, such as spring break and summer, Gulf Shores may encounter excessive traffic. Therefore, to avoid traffic, it is essential to plan excursions ahead of time and investigate other routes. Furthermore, hurricane season may bring inclement weather, affecting driving safety.
  • Book your car hire in Gulf Shores at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in Gulf Shores are around 57% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Gulf Shores

  • How much is the price of fuel in Gulf Shores?

    The average price of fuel in Gulf Shores is R71,33 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R856 and R1 141, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Gulf Shores?

    Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Gulf Shores.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Gulf Shores?

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

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Gulf Shores?

    An Economy car hire in Gulf Shores costs R737 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Gulf Shores?

    A Standard car hire in Gulf Shores costs R2 123 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Gulf Shores?

    A Mini car hire in Gulf Shores costs R1 033 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Gulf Shores?

    You need a car that is comfortable and able to maneuver effectively if you are seeking to utilize the services of car rentals in Gulf Shores. Because of the city's seaside position, a small or medium car is ideal for traversing the streets and parking in congested places. If you want to visit neighboring sights or embark on outdoor activities, an SUV or crossover may provide more excellent room and better handling on more challenging terrain. Finally, the decision is dictated by your tastes and the number of people and baggage you will be traveling with. For instance, an economy car will be ideal if you are traveling alone or with perhaps just one bag.

  • What is the speed limit in Gulf Shores?

    The permitted speed limit in Gulf Shores varies according to the route or locality. Generally, residential neighborhoods have 25 to 35 mph speed restrictions, whereas significant highways and roads have 45 to 55 mph speed limits. However, speed limits are subject to change; therefore, it is critical to heed posted speed limit signs and adhere to local traffic rules to ensure safe driving.

  • What are the best places to park in Gulf Shores?

    Municipal parking lots in the downtown area, Gulf State Park lots, Public beach parking areas, Gulf Shores Public Beach Parking Lot, and parking spaces given by different attractions and companies are some of the finest spots to park in Gulf Shores. The cost of parking in Gulf Shores varies depending on where you park. Personal car parking is around $3 for two hours, $5 for four hours, $10 for the whole day and $5 for 4 hours at the main public beach area. All-day admission is about $15. However, parking availability varies depending on the season, so early is advised during high seasons.

Gulf Shores car rental reviews and directory

Avis

6,4

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3190 Airport Dr

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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3 locations in Gulf Shores

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3410 South Mckenzie Street

+1 251 943 3888

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920 N Navy Blvd

+1 850 466 4325

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Bld 470 Nas Pensacola

+1 850 453 4296

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10,0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
Ease of rental process. Very efficient and drip.

3,6 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

They were grossly understaffed, so they did not answer the phones at all, & the wrong car was given to me dirty...

Cons:

The opposite of what I just said! ;)

6,4 Okay

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. Description to follow.

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Ordered car online. Location was on a Pensacola Navy base which required DOD security clearance to enter. Appeared to be regular pick up location online. Called Enterprise to fix. They said they confirmed availability and transferred my reservation & sent me to location 10 miles away who had zero cars available. The wanted to give me 9 passenger “church style van”. Second location wanted to help but they had nothing. They said corporate representative never called to check availability. After waiting a long time another car was returned which they gave me. Hours wasted on our Florida vacation.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Couldn’t modify reservation.

7,9 Good

Jul 2021

KAYAK
Getting vehicle was good the vehicle driving seen better days transmission was horrible hard to drive

1 out of 2

Hertz

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3 locations in Gulf Shores

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2003 Highway 98

+1 251 625 4398

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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3190 Airport Drive

+1 251 943 6466

Monday06:00 - 19:00
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8097 State Highway 59

+1 251 943 6466

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

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After we arrived in the destination city, I called to arrange a time to pick up the car and was told they were out of cars. I asked how they allowed the reservation to be completed when there was no availably, they claimed it happens all the time.

2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

There were no cars yet y’all rented to us.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

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We were set out with a bad tire that kept losing air. I aired it up many times. Took it to a Hertz office who sent us to a Firestone dealer for repair. The tire had been repaired but was leaking. We took our rental time to do your maintenance work. Then corporate decided it needed an oil change after we had waited for the approval and repair of the tire . and would no release the car. We were give $50.00 for our time and trouble of doing your maintenance, rely cheap for our loss of use and dangerous condition.

4,4 Mediocre

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Vehicle fit my needs for the day

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Staff was extremely rude and car was filthy

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

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Upgraded car due to availability and super easy drop off

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Nothing

2,0 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff called before I came to let me know that they didn’t have a car for me.

Cons:

Rental companies should not allow kayak or other site to make reservations for customers if their is not a way to communicate between the parties that there is no cars available.

1 out of 6

Ace

No score available yet

One location in Gulf Shores

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101 S New Warrington Road

+1 850 607 7000

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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Ace Rental Cars

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101 S New Warrington Road

+1 850 607 7000

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35 travellers who hired a car in Gulf Shores gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

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Most popular car type

Economy

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