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Ridgecrest car hire

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Ridgecrest car hire information

Pick-up locationRidgecrest
Car types
Hire locations8
Airport locations0

Cheap car hire in Ridgecrest

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Ridgecrest

  • Are you planning to visit California for a stay? Consider getting Ridgecrest car rentals and enjoy your adventure immediately when you get there. Ridgecrest boasts a wide range of heartwarmingly beautiful and iconic landmarks, best explored with car rentals in Ridgecrest. You can conveniently drive to places you admire and stop to explore the hidden gems outside the city. Uncover the history of the city and get to know the locals at Muturango Museum. You could also explore other places, such as Indian Wells Brewing Company, Trona Pinnacles, Little Petroglyph, Rademacher Hills, Ridgecrest Regional Wild Horse, and Burro Corrals.
  • Your flight to California will likely land at Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport (BFL). The BFL airport is located about 119 miles from Ridgecrest. Several car-rental agencies operate on-site desks at the airport, including Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Budget, Avis, and Thrifty. These companies operate inside the airport terminal in the baggage-claim area. With many car-rental agencies at the airport, getting your car rentals in Ridgecrest should take mere minutes.
  • Finding one-way streets and narrow roads in Ridgecrest is pretty typical of a small city in California. Still, driving your car rentals in Ridgecrest should be a manageable task. Driving in the city has its fair share of challenges, which you can ace by staying attentive while driving in the city. For example, jaywalking is a concern in the city, even though it’s technically illegal. Pay attention to pedestrians so you don’t hit them. Roads get wet when it rains, and slick roads can be dangerous. You’ll be safest if you have a rental vehicle with good-quality tires that can grip the road even when it’s wet. Drive carefully on wet surfaces, and approach populated areas with caution.
  • Just like other cities in California, Ridgecrest has heavy traffic during rush hour due to narrow roads and little streets, which may become packed by vehicles and motorcycles, leading to bumper-to-bumper traffic. Usually, the city experiences rush hour from 6 am to 10 am, and in the afternoon from 4 pm to 7 pm. Driving your car rentals in Ridgecrest is not recommended around rush hour, because the traffic back-ups are usually worth avoiding.
  • Book your car hire in Ridgecrest at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in Ridgecrest are around 29% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Ridgecrest

  • How much is the price of fuel in Ridgecrest?

    The average price of fuel in Ridgecrest is R66,82 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R802 and R1 069, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Ridgecrest?

    Intermediate (Nissan Kicks or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Ridgecrest.

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

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

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

    An Intermediate car hire in Ridgecrest costs R1 184 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Ridgecrest costs R1 657 per day, on average.

  • What car type is recommended for driving in Ridgecrest?

    Because of the sometimes-narrow streets in Ridgecrest, renting a smaller vehicle is an excellent idea for navigating the dense traffic. Look for the smallest possible vehicle to overcome the traffic as best as you can. A smaller vehicle, like an economy car, will enable you to drive on narrow streets that larger vehicles can’t handle. You’ll also be easier on your budget because you’ll spend less on fuel and parking expenses. If you’re attracted to the city’s off-road destinations, an SUV will help you conquer those bumpier roads.

  • What is the speed limit in Ridgecrest?

    The speed limit in Ridgecrest varies from one road to another. Driving within the speed limit saves you from getting in trouble with the law in Ridgecrest. Motorists need to slow to 15 mph in alleys; 30 mph on built-up streets, e.g., commercial and residential areas; 55 mph on undivided highways; and 65 mph on most divided highways outside the city. Also, observe the posted speed limits in the city to avoid speeding tickets.

  • Where are the best places to park in Ridgecrest?

    The best places to park your car rentals are in downtown Ridgecrest. Places worth considering include the parking on N. China Lake Boulevard, the Clarion Inn on N. China Lake Blvd., and the parking on S. China Boulevard. Parking charges will vary. Generally, parking costs around $1.25 per hour. Another idea is to utilize free hotel parking by booking a Ridgecrest hotel. Hotels to consider include Baymont by Wyndham Ridgecrest, Super 8 by Wyndham Ridgecrest, BestWestern China Inn, and Hampton Inn & Suites Ridgecrest. Free parking lots are available on the street in downtown Ridgecrest from 8 pm to 8:30 am all week long.  

Ridgecrest car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10,0

Wonderful

4 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Ridgecrest

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437 North China Lake Blvd.

+1 760 384 2816

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

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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I showed up early and they had a car ready. Drove me to pick up my own vehicle after I returned the car.

8,0 Very Good

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly

Cons:

Long wait.

5,2 Fair

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The van was able for checkout.

Cons:

The vehicle wasn't clean prior to check out I had to wait for it to be cleaned. Due to time constraints waiting 50 minutes was not beneficial to our schedule. Should probably have an extra body to clean cars to avoid a lobby piling up with customers.

1 out of 1

Avis

9,6

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Ridgecrest

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901 North China Lake Boulevard

+1 760 446 5556

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

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Budget

2,8

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

One location in Ridgecrest

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901 North China Lake Boulevard

+1 760 446 1082

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

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2,8 Poor

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I got lied to when I clearly asked about the mileage. I was charged 90$ for my rental but then 250 was taken from my account with nobody giving me a final receipt price with that number. If I didn’t look back at my bank statement I would never have known. That was very sneaky and shady and when I called with a complaint, I was basically told to deal with it.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

It was a nice car great driving it and for the cost I did not have to put mileage on my own vehicle.

Cons:

I paid a daily rental few for a 24 hour period but the insurance was 9 dollars a day and I paid for two day. How is it that I pay for a day (24 hours) one price but insurance is paid by the 12 hour clock...Hummm strange...

1 out of 1

Dollar

6,2

2 locations in Ridgecrest

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103 W Inyokern Rd

+1 760 446 4554

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

1669 Airport Road

+1 760 446 4554

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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Thrifty

6,0

2 locations in Ridgecrest

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103 W Inyokern Rd

+1 760 446 4554

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

1669 Airport Road

+1 760 446 4554

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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Hertz

6,1

Okay

No reviews available

2 locations in Ridgecrest

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103 West Inyokern Road

+1 760 446 4558

Opening times not available

239 E. Ridgrecrest Blvd

+1 760 371 9400

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

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UNITED RENT A CAR

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One location in Ridgecrest

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239 E Ridgecrest Blvd

+1 760 371 9402

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11 travellers who hired a car in Ridgecrest gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.1

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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