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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Lompoc

  • Unlike relying solely on limited public transport options like buses or trains, a rental car from the cheap car rentals in Lompoc provides unparalleled convenience and flexibility. It allows you to explore both popular tourist spots and hidden gems at your own pace. In Lompoc, attractions like La Purisima Mission State Historic Park and Jalama Beach are more accessible with a rented car from Lompoc car rentals as it grants you the freedom to fully enjoy these destinations. Additionally, renting a car is especially advantageous if you plan to venture slightly further to distant places like Solvang's Danish Village or Santa Barbara's scenic coastline.
  • Travelers flying to Lompoc use Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX) as their destination airport. To rent a car from Lompoc car rentals with a car rental desk at SMX, please note that rental car offices are conveniently located within the terminal building. An airport shuttle service might not be necessary since the car rentals are within a comfortable 10-minute walk away. Among the several accessible car rental options at SMX are Avis, Hertz, Enterprise, and Budget.
  • To avoid causing unnecessary accidents when driving your rented car from the cheap car rentals Lompoc, California, it's important to be aware of local driving nuances. Jaywalking is common in certain areas, especially around downtown and near schools. Pedestrians might cross unexpectedly, so cautious driving is crucial. Bicyclists often enter the road without clear signals, so staying vigilant and giving them space is essential. To ensure your safety you will have to maintain a reasonable speed, minimize distractions, and be prepared to yield when necessary. Practicing attentive driving, anticipating pedestrian and cyclist actions, and respecting traffic rules will further contribute to safer navigation through Lompoc's streets.
  • Occasional heavy rains and the common rush hours in Lompoc, California, happen to be the major cause of driving challenges you are likely to face in car rentals in Lompoc. Rush hours generally occur around 7 to 9 in the morning and 4 to 6 in the evening. Some of the most affected roads include CA-1 and H Street. Although snow isn't an issue due to the mild climate, heavy rains in winter might impact driving conditions as they make roads slippery and sometimes impassable due to flooding and heavy traffic.
  • Book your car hire in Lompoc at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini hire cars in Lompoc are around 13% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Lompoc

  • How much is the price of fuel in Lompoc?

    The average price of fuel in Lompoc is R69,99 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R840 and R1 120, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Lompoc?

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

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

    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 Lompoc?

    A Mini car hire in Lompoc costs R2 394 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Lompoc costs R848 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Lompoc?

    An Intermediate car hire in Lompoc costs R905 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Lompoc, California?

    A fuel-efficient compact car is highly recommended for driving in Lompoc, California. Lompoc features a mix of urban and suburban areas with well-maintained roads. A compact car from Lompoc car rentals offers easy maneuverability, convenient parking in the city, and cost-effective fuel consumption for exploring the nearby scenic attractions such as La Purisima Mission and Jalama Beach. Its size ensures a comfortable driving experience on both city streets and highways while being suitable for solo travelers or couples.

  • What’s the speed limit in Lompoc, California?

    When driving your rented from the car rentals in Lompoc, you’ll be expected to adhere to posted speed limits and exercise caution in all zones to ensure a safe driving experience. Generally, the city's speed limit ranges from 25 to 55 mph. Residential areas, school zones, and church zones typically have lower limits of 25-35 mph to ensure safety for pedestrians and children. Main roads and highways, such as Highway 1, may have speed limits of 45-55 mph. Additionally, Lompoc has some business centers where the speed limit could be around 35-45 mph. Drivers should be aware of speed cameras, particularly in high-traffic or accident-prone areas like major intersections and school zones. These cameras are commonly mounted on roads like H Street and Ocean Avenue.

  • Where are the best places to park in Lompoc, California?

    If you plan to rent a car from the car rentals in Lompoc as a visitor, you can opt for hotels offering free on-site parking. If that's not available, budgeting for public metered parking is advisable. Some popular parking lots include those near Ocean Avenue, H Street, and Cypress Avenue. In certain parts of the city, paid parking might be necessary, costing around $1.50 to $2.50 per hour on average.

Lompoc car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

9,6

Wonderful

24 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

10.0

3 locations in Lompoc

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3249 Terminal Dr

+1 805 200 4868

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

415 W Central Avenue

+1 805 736 4206

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

555 Mcmurray Road

+1 805 688 4398

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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9,6 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off was easy, no wait. Car was good enough.

Cons:

The opening time for the office is 7:30, so I had to have the car an extra day to get on the road early. If the office was open at 7:00 would have been better. Also, I had hoped the car was a Mazda 3 because I have considered buying one, but they only had another vehicle.

7,2 Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was great, the vehicle was better than expected and the price was very good.

Cons:

The location was very difficult to find (poor signage) and tucked away from main roads making it harder to get to from the Amtrak bus drop off. Better signs and having a pick up service would have been very helpful.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. Horrible experience. I received a call at 840am about my 9am car rental stating that they overbooked vehicles and that they would not have my vehicle at all. No apology or offer for another vehicle. They said all vehicles were rented and tough luck and this was the "manager" who called me.

Cons:

Communication. Why call 20 minutes before a reservation to say no vehicles and cancelled. Don't book it in the first place. Again, horrible service and no apology or alternatives offered by Hertz.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

NOTHING AT ALL. HERTZ CALLED ME 1 HOUR BEFORE I WAS SCHEDULED TO PICK UP THE RENTAL AND TOLD ME THAT THEY DID NOT HAVE ANY CARS. THEY MADE NO ATTEMPT TO ASSIST ME IN LOCATING ANOTHER RENTAL AND WERE JUST VERY COLD AND UNCARING.

Cons:

EVERYTHING.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

THE CAR WAS PERFECT

Cons:

NOTHING, IT WAS PERFECT

8,8 Very Good

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Online rental, car was ready to go. Minimal paperwork with no wait. Exactly what I wanted.

1 out of 6

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6,0

Cleanliness

4.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

3 locations in Lompoc

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1137 North H Street-ste S

+1 805 735 4147

Monday13:30 - 17:0008:00 - 17:00
Tuesday13:30 - 17:0008:00 - 17:00
Wednesday13:30 - 17:0008:00 - 17:00
Thursday13:30 - 17:0008:15 - 12:30
Friday13:30 - 17:0008:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

1738 S Broadway

+1 805 349 9552

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3249 Terminal Drive, Ste 114

+1 805 352 1016

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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2,0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
I didn't like anything at all. I made my reservation for a passenger van a couple months in advance, I even kept calling the local office to make sure my van was going to be ready. I even called in 3 days ahead of time, and every time the reps assured me that I didn't have anything to worry about, that my van was going to be there at pickup time. But guess what, I arrived at pickup time ready to get on the road, just to find out that "the manufacturer had issued a recall at the last minute and the clerk could not rent out the vehicle. I explianed that it was critical for me to get the van as I had very important commitments to attend to and needed the vehicle, but the clerk just kept saying "I'm sorry but I can't rent that vehicle". He offered me TWO cars instead, but I needed a van because I only had ONE driver, not two. I did have 2 cars of my own, but the problem was that I only had one driver, that was the whole reason I wanted to rent a van. I will NEVER EVER rent from Enterprise, that was my first and last time I deal with them. I just turned around, called Avis and they had the exact same model and size of a van, and didn't have any problems renting it out to me, and even at a much lower price than Enterprise. From now on I will STRONGLY recommend my family and friends to always rent from Avis and never from Enterprise.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and thorough.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Woman at sjc was very sweet and the process was very fast.

2,0 Poor

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

They are not at the Santa Maria Airport and did not answer the phone when I called. Enterprise should be taken iff the list. However, the woman at Hertz was very nice and helped me get a car.

6,4 Okay

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

the staff was nice it was high traffic time at the store not enough help long wait .

9,6 Wonderful

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Was able to get comparable car to what I reserved. Super friendly staff.

Cons:

Came damaged. Though it was out of their control.

1 out of 4

Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Lompoc

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Santa Maria Airport

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Avis

No score available yet

One location in Lompoc

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3249 Skyway Drive

+1 805 922 4533

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
It's was perfect

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

That the on-site office at the hotel, that we did not know was there, was easily able change our car pick up to her office from the airport. Saved us so much time! And that she was willing to do it!

Cons:

It was a simple and easy process which was refreshing and greatly appreciated. I really couldn’t have asked for anything to be better.

2,0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

LAX staff was great even at 12 midnight

8,0 Very Good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I never received an emailed copy of my invoice.

6,0 Okay

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The service at LAX was great

Cons:

The santa maria location service was unwelcoming, on their phone the entire experience. Not given a choice of cars

8,0 Very Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Somewhat friendly on pickup. Great on dropoff.

Cons:

Nicer

1 out of 8

Budget

No score available yet

One location in Lompoc

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3249 Terminal Drive

+1 805 922 3113

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was nice to drive and overall clean but did have a masked smoke smell to it.

Cons:

The person at budget, in the airport on the 25th of March when we picked it up was horribly rude. We were 30 min late and pretty much told us we were out of luck that there was no car for us. We went to all the counters very scared as to be stranded and apparently was transfered to avis who were very friendly. When we got the car man from budget who was rude actually flipped us off because we pointed him out to the person dropping us off. Horrific customer service on the budget side

2,0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenient pick up location.

Cons:

Cars were dirty. Enhanced cleaning? How about any? First car we picked up had mechanical issues was not drivable. Spent 25 minutes cleaning and disinfecting it. Had to return to get a different vehicle. No other car was available in the class, got a much smaller car with no modern amenities for the 6 hour drive. Spent another 25 minutes cleaning the car. No apology, no discount. Bad service, gross vehicles. -

2,0 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. I thought the car was going to break down the entire time.

Cons:

Smelly car with malfunction

2,0 Poor

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Called in advance to see if I could pick the car up a couple hours early. Was told the car was ready. Three hours later I arrive and the car wasn't ready. My card wasn't working, so I had to go to the bank to transfer money around to a different bank. I asked the woman how long she would hold the rental for. She said an hour. I said I would go down the street to the bank and be back in twenty minutes. I come back and she is gone. In the end I was limited on time so I had to rent from a different counter/company.

4,4 Mediocre

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle was wonderful. Economic, smooth The guy in front was good. Polite Picking up and dropping off was pretty good.

Cons:

My son has asthma and the smell of smoke was horrible. We opened the window, turned the air, bought deodorants and nothing helped. It was just the smell inside the car.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Thank you so much!

1 out of 3

AutoEurope

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One location in Lompoc

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Locations in Lompoc

Santa Maria Airport

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105 travellers who hired a car in Lompoc gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.6

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