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Petaluma car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Petaluma

  • Deciding to hire car rentals in Petaluma is a good choice to make as it will significantly ease your travels in and around the town, especially if you are planning on visiting the areas on the outskirts of the city center. Get to visit attractions within the town such as the Marin French Cheese Company, McEvoy Ranch, Shollenberger Park, Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park, and The Petaluma Library Museum. Outside the city, you can drive to Golden Gate Park and Fisherman’s Wharf.
  • The closest airport to Petaluma is Santa Rosa Sonoma County Airport (STS) which is around 21.4 miles from downtown Petaluma. The nearest international airport is the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). At STS, you will find Petaluma car rentals near the short-term parking area, while at SFO, there is the AirTrain Blueline which takes passengers from the terminals to the car rental agency. From here you can hire a car from Avis, Budget, National, or Enterprise.
  • Drivers in Petaluma are generally not aggressive and stick to following traffic rules, therefore driving around the city should be stress-free. Despite this, the downtown area normally has plenty of activity, with pedestrians, cyclists, and tourists going about their activities. Be careful and slow down around these places. There are also designated slow streets that prioritize the safety of pedestrians, reduce traffic and encourage safe driving. If you are not sure which streets to use, install GPS on your rental car to help you get around.
  • Try and avoid driving during rush hour. During the weekdays, this is mostly between 7 am to 9 am, while in the evening, the congestion usually starts from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Several intersections experience more traffic than others and should be avoided at rush hour if possible. Some of them include North McDowell and East Washington Street, Lakeville Street and East Washington Street, and Petaluma Boulevard North and Western Avenue.
  • Book your car hire in Petaluma at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini hire cars in Petaluma are around 69% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Petaluma

  • How much is the price of fuel in Petaluma?

    The average price of fuel in Petaluma is R67,30 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R808 and R1 077, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Petaluma?

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

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

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

  • 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 Alamo.

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

    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 Petaluma?

    A Mini car hire in Petaluma costs R2 621 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Petaluma costs R818 per day, on average.

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

    A Special car hire in Petaluma costs R948 per day, on average.

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

    For individuals traveling to Petaluma by themselves and who do not have a lot of luggage, the ideal car rentals in Petaluma to hire are Compact cars. They will be spacious enough for you, but also small enough to navigate through the busy downtown streets. If you are in a group of five, an intermediate SUV or a Minivan would suit you best, as it can accommodate five people with as many as five bags. In case you plan on visiting the outskirts of the city, you can plan to hire a Pickup truck.

  • What’s the speed limit in Petaluma?

    The speed limit will vary depending on which road or side of town you are on. When driving car rentals in Petaluma through residential areas, keep to a maximum speed of 25 mph. On the major country roads, particularly the one that connects Penngrove and Santa Rosa, stick to 45 mph as the speed limit has been reduced to ensure the safety of the pedestrians in the area. All other town roads have a speed limit of 55 mph. Be on the lookout for speed traps, especially on Washington Street between Petaluma Boulevard and Howard Street and from McDowell to Petaluma Boulevard.

  • Where are the best places to park in Petaluma?

    There are several parking garages in Petaluma that will make sure your rental car is safe. However, you will have to pay a certain amount depending on the number of hours you plan on leaving your car. There is the Pacific Renaissance Plaza Parking, Standard Parking Garage, Centre Street Parking Garage, and South Locust Street Parking Garage. There are also places such as Washington Square Shopping Centre, and East Washington Place where you can park your car for free for a maximum of two hours.

Petaluma car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

7,9

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.9

4 locations in Petaluma

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Locations in Petaluma

1160 Industrial Ave Ste A

+1 707 769 5590

Monday08:00 - 16:00
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22690 Broadway

+1 707 935 1323

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351 Airport Road

Opening times not available

7505 Redwood Blvd

+1 415 892 1121

Monday08:00 - 16:00
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7,6 Good

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Rachel in Santa Rosa location was very friendly and helpful.

Cons:

I originally ordered the car to be picked up at Petaluma location. No communication was received regarding the change of pick up location.

9,2 Wonderful

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent service and help from agent( Larisa?)

2,0 Poor

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

0

Cons:

The office closed at my reservation time of noon. I couldn't get my car and had to borrow a car for the 3 day weekend

5,2 Fair

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

They did not give me a car that matches my preferred needs indicated at time of rental.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I liked how easy it is to get the car and how helpful they are. The car was also in perfect condition and they even gave us a bigger car as I was going on a roadtrip with friends, for the same price. Returning the car was also super late easy. That might have taken them about 3 minutes checking the miles and the condition of the car. Great!

2,0 Poor

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I couldn't rent the car for the booked amount of time because they are closed on Sundays. They also said I had to rent a car that was $20 a day more expensive than the one I had booked, because they didn't have any vehicles in the class I booked for.

1 out of 8

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,2

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

8.0

6 locations in Petaluma

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Locations in Petaluma

1385 Petaluma Boulevard North

+1 707 778 7100

Monday08:00 - 16:00
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Thursday08:00 - 16:00
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18981 Sonoma Hwy

+1 707 253 8000

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2979 Corby Ave

+1 707 579 5664

Monday08:00 - 16:00
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3155 Santa Rosa Ave

+1 707 536 0011

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368 Rohnert Park Expy W

+1 707 586 5600

Monday08:00 - 16:00
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7401 Redwood Blvd

+1 415 898 3500

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly and helpful service from arrangements to pick up

6,0 Okay

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast check iut

Cons:

Existing scratches on car were pointed out to the agent; but when the car was returned there were no records of the scratches.

4,4 Mediocre

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

We had to wait for a car. The car we got had the check engine light go on within the first couple of hours. Pack of gum under the seat from previous renter: how well did they clean the car?

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was professional and helpful. Great overall interactions.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

We were collected from where we were staying and we dropped the car off at a separate location.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Initially the only car available was not satisfactory. Staff went out of their way to find a Toyota Camry which we first selected. The car was in perfect condition and served us well on our travels to Long Beach, CA. Check-in staff were friendly and helpful. Overall it was an excellent rental experience.

1 out of 4

61 travellers who hired a car in Petaluma gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

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