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Lafayette car hire

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Lafayette car hire information

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Lafayette

  • Public transportation may not always reach all the places you want to visit, especially in more remote or suburban areas. Car rentals in Lafayette, CA, ensure you can easily access hidden gems like Lafayette Reservoir and Lafayette Art Gallery. Car rentals in Lafayette can save you time, especially if you're traveling with a group or have a busy schedule. You won't need to wait for buses or trains; you can reach your destination directly. Most importantly, Lafayette car rentals allow you to store your belongings securely in the vehicle while you explore, eliminating the need to carry everything with you.
  • The nearest major airport to Lafayette is Oakland International Airport (OAK), about a 30-minute drive away. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is another major airport in the region, about an hour's drive from Lafayette. You can find several well-known car rentals in Lafayette at these airports, including Enterprise, Hertz, Avis, Budget, National, Alamo, Sixt, and Thrifty. The car rental facility at OAK is in a separate building accessible via the AirBART shuttle, which runs every 10 minutes. At SFO, the Rental Car Center is connected to the airport terminals by the AirTrain, a convenient people mover system.
  • Lafayette is known for its environmental awareness and efforts to promote sustainability. You might notice more hybrid and electric vehicles on the road and an emphasis on eco-friendly driving practices. Still, before sitting behind the wheel of a Lafayette car rental, remember that the city is bicycle-friendly, with dedicated bike lanes and pathways. Drivers are generally considerate of cyclists, and you might see more cyclists sharing the road. Lafayette values pedestrian safety, so drivers are accustomed to stopping for pedestrians at crosswalks. Be sure to follow the rules and yield to pedestrians when required.
  • Lafayette, CA, is relatively suburban compared to larger cities, so road congestion is generally less severe. However, there are still some traffic patterns to be aware of. The city experiences rush hours during the weekdays when people commute to and from work. Usually, traffic jams occur between 7:00 am and 9:00 am and between 4:30 am and 6:30 pm Therefore, consider skirting around roads that can experience increased traffic during rush hours, such as Highway 24, Moraga Road, and Lafayette Circle.
  • Book your car hire in Lafayette at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Lafayette are around -53% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Lafayette

  • How much is the price of fuel in Lafayette?

    The average price of fuel in Lafayette is R73,75 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R885 and R1 180, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Lafayette?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Lafayette.

  • Which car hire agencies are at San Francisco airport (SFO)?

    The only car hire company onsite at San Francisco airport is Thrifty.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at San Francisco airport (SFO)?

    The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from San Francisco airport to off-airport locations is Thrifty.

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

    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 Lafayette?

    A Mini car hire in Lafayette costs R2 223 per day, on average.

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

    A Full Size car hire in Lafayette costs R555 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Lafayette costs R1 528 per day, on average.

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

    Consider personal preferences and the area you want to visit when choosing car rentals in Lafayette. For instance, a compact car is an excellent option if you're traveling alone or with a small group and don't need much extra space. It's fuel-efficient and easy to maneuver, beneficial for navigating city streets. On the other hand, an SUV is also a good Lafayette car rental if you plan to explore the nearby areas or drive to outdoor attractions, as it offers more versatility and room for equipment.

  • What’s the speed limit when driving a car rental in Lafayette?

    Speed limits in Lafayette are enforced to ensure the safety of all road users, so it's best to adhere to them to avoid any potential legal consequences. Suppose you enjoy cruising on highways and freeways that pass through Lafayette; you will be limited to around 55 to 65 mph, depending on the specific road and location. The speed limit is reduced considerably to 25 mph on both residential and business district roads.

  • Where are the best places to park car rentals in Lafayette?

    Lafayette, CA, offers various parking options for car rentals to meet different needs. Lafayette has several public parking lots throughout the city, including downtown and near popular attractions. These lots offer convenient and accessible metered parking options.  If you're staying at a hotel in Lafayette, they usually have parking facilities for guests, which can also be used for your rental car.

Lafayette car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9,8

Wonderful

31 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.0

4 locations in Lafayette

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Locations in Lafayette

1235 Concord Ave

+1 925 685 3900

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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2550 Monument Blvd

+1 925 688 8900

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2679 N Main St

+1 925 210 9550

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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3330 Mt Diablo Blvd

+1 925 284 2111

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10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
I like the courtesy ride back home after we returned the rented car. Thanks to Dylan Cook who made return process smooth and setting us up with a ride home

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Easy to reserve. They had exactly what we needed. Called to confirm a few days prior and explained procedure. The return was easy, but weird. Arrived at 5:02 and door was locked. The person was inside, but couldn't open the door, so just left keys in the Drop Box. The Walnut Creek office called asking if we were still going to return it there. That was news to us?

8,0 Very Good

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was helpful and accommodating. The car was comfortable and efficient.

Cons:

Condition on the car upon pickup could have use a let more detailed cleaning. Dusty in areas, crumbs from prior use and even a few used napkins left in side doors.

6,8 Okay

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Price for vehicle

9,6 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The overall process was excellent. Staff, Company and company to customer was excellent.

Cons:

Not sure what features were available in Jeep model. - We were 7000+ feet on climb which our SUV handled well. When it came to steep decline (coming down the mountain), the button to turn on decline going 5 mph feature was disabled. My concern on steep decline from 7000+ feet was a concern if I would burn the braking system. Not sure if this is a feature that needs to be purchased, but at the same time there was a risk. Overall: Great SUV and would recommend to others.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything went very smoothly both when we picked up our car and dropped it back

1 out of 6

Hertz

No score available yet

Best rated

3 locations in Lafayette

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Locations in Lafayette

2266 North Main Street

+1 925 280 2827

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00

2491 Monument Blvd

+1 925 969 0069

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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520 Contra Costa Blvd

+1 925 691 0178

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2,0 Poor

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Never go this Hertz location. I reserved a car and had a Hertz confirmation number. When I arrived they said they had no cars available. The worker would not even check on the computer to confirm they had no cars. She just told me there were no cars, even though the lot was full of cars. I had to get a ride and drive to Oakland airport and rented a car from Alamo (they were so much nicer). Worst customer service and I will never reserve a car from Hertz again.

8,0 Very Good

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Jasmine at desk was wonderful!

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Amazing and fast service. Ford car was very clean and safe! Patti was incredible!

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Amazing staff (especially Patty). New and safe car helped get me to my Doctor appointments. Easy return. Great value!!

5,2 Fair

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was nice and had no issues

Cons:

Pick up took an hour. Staff member was kind but very slow and easily distracted and then we had to wait for car to be fully cleaned. After renting I called to try to adjust reservation and was told it couldn’t be adjusted at all so I had to change plans even though hertz states it can be changed.

8,0 Very Good

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff and drop off was very easy

1 out of 14

Avis

No score available yet

One location in Lafayette

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2654 North Main Street

+1 925 933 0333

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Friendly staff. No waiting

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Both staff people were exceptionally good.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
All aspects of the rental process went very well. I requested the car on-line; I received a reminder by email before my scheduled pick-up date; I arrived and the agent was very friendly and helpful; I completed the brief paperwork; the car was exactly what I had requested and it was there waiting for me; it was clean and in excellent shape, even though it had over 50 thousand miles on it. I was a little surprised about the rental prices, but I guess that is just the way things are.

8,0 Very Good

Feb 2022

KAYAK
Nice staff

9,6 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The young lady was very efficient.

Cons:

Outside of the car could have been cleaner (the windows).

1 out of 2

Budget

No score available yet

One location in Lafayette

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Locations in Lafayette

2654 North Main Street

+1 925 938 5805

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Thanks to Avis person at location who helped with the entire process

2,0 Poor

May 2022

KAYAK
It's not customer friendly at all. Why do I HAVE TO GO to the same outlet for renewal ? Why can't I use two credit cards to pay? Why don't you accept a debit card, when you have used a credit card in the past? There are too many rules that are not customer friendly and make a renewal difficult and cumbersome. And the representative lady there wasn't helpful either. Throwing rule books at a customers face is not service.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing the lady was very sweet.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2022

KAYAK
The women at the front desk was not professional and didn’t exli n anything very well. They were under staffed and too busy to do anything correctly.

1 out of 2

Thrifty

No score available yet

One location in Lafayette

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2266 North Main Street

+1 925 280 2827

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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2,0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Never recieved the car. When I got to the location, I was told no vehicle is available and they can't do anything about it. Called thrifty, they said they can't do anything because rental was booked through Kayak. Called carrental.com, they asked to email them. Had to cancel plans with the family visiting from out of state. Haven't gotten any reply regarding refund yet. Whole experience was a nightmare.

1 out of 1

115 travellers who hired a car in Lafayette gave the car agency they used an average rating of 9.8

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Most popular car type

Mini

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