San Bernardino car hire

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San Bernardino car hire information

Pick-up locationSan Bernardino
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Hire locations6
Airport locations1

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in San Bernardino

  • Consider car rentals in San Bernadino if you want to take advantage of the phenomenal scenic drives, such as the Rim of the World Highway through San Bernardino National Forest along the National Scenic Byway System, just 30min from town. Take a pit stop at the Deep Creek Hot Springs or head to the Glen Elen Regional Park and Amphitheater to catch a concert. With your San Bernadino car rental, you’ll be just an hour from sunny Palm Springs and under an hour from Los Angeles, and a short drive away from Lake Arrowhead and the Big Bear ski and now resort area.
  • For travelers flying into San Bernardino, the San Bernardino International Airport will be your closest stop. Most car rental branches are located off-site, near the intersection of South E Street and West Rialto Ave. Check when booking, as some providers will offer a free airport pickup. Alternatively, if you are flying into Los Angeles International Airport, proceed to the street outside the baggage claim terminal and find the signs for car rental pickup, and a shuttle will transport you to the car rental offices on-site, a mere 3min drive away.
  • The main highways in San Bernardino are the SR 18 (Waterman Ave) and the SR 66 (5th Street). The main freeways passing in and around the city are the I-10 (San Bernardino Freeway), SR 210 (Foothill Freeway), the I-215 (Barstow Freeway), the SR 259, and the SR 330. There are neither a significant number of cyclists nor pedestrians around the city and it is generally easy to find your way. Seat belts, no cell phone laws, and more than two passengers in carpool lanes are rules that are strictly enforced in San Bernardino, as well as in other parts of the state of California.
  • Traffic in the San Bernardino area is notoriously bad, especially heading west towards LA along the I-10, the Pasadena Freeway 11- or CA-60 westbound. The bulk of the workday rush hours in San Bernardino is usually in the morning, between 6am to 9am, and then from 4pm to 7pm. Carpool lanes, the two lanes farthest to the left of San Bernardino freeways, are designated for cars, buses, and vans with two or more passengers, have attempted to reduce congestion. If you are planning to head into the San Bernardino mountains in the winter months, check road and weather conditions and make sure you travel with tire chains if necessary.
  • Book your car hire in San Bernardino at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hire in San Bernardino are around -107% cheaper than other car types, on average

San Bernardino car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in San Bernardino 
Verified travelerJul 2023
Location is good very clean and easy to navigate
Verified travelerJul 2023
The employees try their best to get you into a car and out as soon as possible

FAQs about hiring a car in San Bernardino

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in San Bernardino?

    We recommend renting an economy or compact car to save on gas if you plan to be commuting a lot. If you are planning a visit to the San Bernardino mountains, we recommend a four-wheel drive, like an SUV, to give you the extra comfort and security to get through the mountain passes, particularly if you are driving during the icy winter season.

  • What’s the speed limit in San Bernardino?

    The maximum speed limit when driving on highways in California is 65mph. The maximum speed limit goes down to 55mph on two-lane highways, which are frequent throughout San Bernardino County. Within the city limits, particularly in residential areas and around schools, the speed limits drop to 25-35mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in San Bernardino?

    Parking around San Bernardino is plentiful and free. There are even Park & Ride lots that provide free parking spaces for commuters.

  • How much is the price of fuel in San Bernardino?

    The average price of fuel in San Bernardino is R74,61 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R895 and R1 194, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in San Bernardino?

    Standard (Ford Transit or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in San Bernardino.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Los Angeles airport include Dollar and Thrifty.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Los Angeles airport to off-airport locations include Dollar and Thrifty.

  • How can I find car hires near me in San Bernardino?

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

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in San Bernardino?

    A Standard car hire in San Bernardino costs R2 900 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in San Bernardino?

    A Mini car hire in San Bernardino costs R1 631 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in San Bernardino?

    A Special car hire in San Bernardino costs R1 075 per day, on average.

San Bernardino car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,1

Very Good

8 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in San Bernardino

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Locations in San Bernardino

229 South E Street

+1 909 888 3241

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

25399 Redlands Blvd

+1 909 478 9118

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
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9,2 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The rental was great. Drove great and great price

Cons:

I’m sure the last hour of the day on a Friday is always busy. So there was about a half hour to forty minute wait. The only thing that could have been better. But I’m sure happens more often then not on a Friday night night an hour before closing.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything went very well and there were no issues with the car, rental or anything! Great experience!

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Great customer services

1 out of 1

Hertz

5,8

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.3

Value for money

5.6

3 locations in San Bernardino

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Locations in San Bernardino

105 N Leland Norton Way

+1 909 297 1605

Monday10:30 - 13:30
Tuesday10:30 - 13:30
Wednesday10:30 - 13:30
Thursday10:30 - 13:30
Friday10:30 - 13:30
Saturday10:30 - 13:30
Sunday10:30 - 13:30

1352 Camino Real, Ste 100

+1 909 381 8152

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30

909 W.21st Street

+1 909 882 2406

Monday08:00 - 17:3013:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:3013:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:3013:00 - 17:00
Thursday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:3013:00 - 17:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The rental car office is literally steps away from the airport. San Bernardino International Airport and Hertz Rental Cars make a quick trip to SoCal so convenient and affordable. We can finally fly down and see friends from Loma Linda to Beaumont without costing and arm and a leg or risking life and limb driving out of LAX or Ontario.

8,0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick rental process and return. Friendly staff. Efficient and thorough procedures.

2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Prices

2,0 Poor

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I had a blow out and when i called roadside assistance i was told they werent able to help me.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Was able to book online and when I went to pick up rental, the representative said there was nothing available for one way travel.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2023

KAYAK
I could not find them. Kept calling and no one answered the phone . I am requesting my money back through my credit card

1 out of 4

Avis

No score available yet

2 locations in San Bernardino

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1615 W Redlands Blvd, Ste C

+1 909 792 8397

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30

1700 West Valley Boulevard

+1 909 824 2308

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday08:00 - 17:30

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3,6 Poor

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Getting the vehicle we had reserved and paid for

2,8 Poor

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The drop off time after hours Sunday

3,6 Poor

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

not a whole lot.

Cons:

The car I got was filthy I had to stop and clean the window because I could not even see out of it. The person behind the desk was less than personable at pickup At drop off I was literally less than 5 minutes past the drop off time and was charged a $10.00 late fee. I asked him to reverse it and was told "I can not, that is how the account is set up". I will NEVER rent from this AVIS again, or any AVIS for that matter if that is how they treat their customers.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was nice and dandy!!

Cons:

Just a small confusion during the checkout dry at got fixed right away !!

2,0 Poor

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

They should tell you when using a debit /credit card avis does a soft credit che K and wants a deposit

5,6 Fair

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Good pricing

Cons:

Quite a bit. My brother experienced multiple mechanical problems including a transmission going out and broken headlights. They told us to drop it off at another location because our pickup location was closing soon. The man at that location tried charging an extra $84 for a "refuling" charge even though we returned the car on full. He was unable to explain why it was on there and stated "I don't know return it in Colton tomorrow." He refused to call anyone to see why the charge was on there and was very rude. I am just amazed at all of the problems we experienced.

1 out of 4

Budget

No score available yet

2 locations in San Bernardino

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1615 W Redlands Blvd, Ste C

+1 909 793 0295

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30

1700 West Valley Boulevard

+1 909 423 0436

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday08:00 - 17:30

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9,2 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very helpful and friendly staff

Cons:

The car was not very clean. Especially rear seats

8,4 Very Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pickup/drop off and friendly staff

Cons:

Availability and more vehicle options

9,2 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car worked

9,2 Wonderful

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I use this branch frequently and personally know the staff and they are all friendly, efficient and helpful - the complete antithesis of the staff at LAX

8,0 Very Good

Apr 2023

KAYAK
All went well.

1 out of 2

Eagle Rent A Car

No score available yet

One location in San Bernardino

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Locations in San Bernardino

555 South H Street

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Rent-4-Less

No score available yet

One location in San Bernardino

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Locations in San Bernardino

174 South East Street

(909) 884 9222

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50 travellers who hired a car in San Bernardino gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.7

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Standard

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