Car rental at Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport

Car rental at Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport

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Bakersfield, CA, United States - Meadows Field
26 May — 2 Jun
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Bakersfield, CA, United States - Meadows Field
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Rated #1
Hertz
Best rated
7.5 Good (41 reviews)
1 location in Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport
Hertz
Locations in Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport
  • 7.3
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.8
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 15
Everything went smooth as butter. In and out in 5 minutes.
5.9 Okay2021 Aug 30
Cost $200.00 for a 1 day rental.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jun 21
NothingHave a car available. The rental reservation was worthless. Will never use again!!!
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 02
YesIf the car you want is available when you get there to pick up, not a similar one
2.0 Mediocre2021 Apr 20
Easy pick up and drop offThe cars speakers were messed up, the light for the clock and stereo system didn’t work, there was no back up camera. Most of all the steel light bugged me as I couldn’t see anything on there and then on the last day the light appears! So dumb
10.0 Excellent2020 Jun 26
Hertz has the friendliest employees. I had to change reservation a bit and they were happy to work with me. I will always rent cars from them
2.0 Mediocre2020 Feb 18
I had a ride arranged to go pick up the car only to find out there were no cars available. Waste of time and money as well as not having a car next day for planned trip.
10.0 Excellent2019 Dec 16
Everything was great
10.0 Excellent2019 Aug 07
Pick up was quick and convenient. Overall experience was hassle free.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Dec 15
Worst rental experience everThe rental counter at the Bakersfield airport told me they had no cars available, however, two other people in the airport came up and told me they had been told the same thing but if you sat down and made an online reservation there would miraculously be cars. I tried this and sure enough, I drove off in a car. The laziness of the customer service agents to turn away customers is astonishing. The car I received was not the model I had booked and it had not been cleaned in quite awhile. The inside windshield was so dirty it was hard to see through at night and in the rain.
Rated #2
Budget
7.1 Good (67 reviews)
1 location in Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport
Budget
Locations in Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7
  • 7.2
  • 6.8
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2.0 Mediocre2022 May 15
No one came to pick up my keys. I was charged an exorbitant amount for filling up the gas tank.
2.0 Mediocre2022 Mar 27
The Car was fine. I was unfairly charged an exorbitant amount for a mere late return of less than 1 hour.
8.0 Excellent2022 Feb 22
Burbank was able to work out a fair price. Thank you
2.0 Mediocre2022 Jan 17
I was in a rush and I felt the Budget representative sneakily charged me insurance and I specifically told her I already had insurance.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Nov 15
The car that I chose or anything similar was not available... The only car the had available was a small vehicle which was not what I needed for the weekend
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 13
They gave me my car early around 3:20 for a 4:00 pickup. Said I could return at 4 with no extra charge. Then charged me an extra day! Quick service for pickup though
8.0 Excellent2021 Jun 14
I loved that it was a check check out never experienced this before when renting a car . Great customer service.The front windshield inside needs to be cleaned hard to see out .
2.0 Mediocre2021 May 29
Bad service most unreliable in honoring reservations. On the evening of 5/22/2021 at approximately 1 pm , I was informed, the vehicle would not be available for pick up on 5/22/2021 @ 8 pm , instead I could pick it up on the following day @ 7 am. My reservation was for a pick up truck, they were offering me a mid sized SUV which would not serve my purpose. It caused me delay and inconvenience and additional expenses renting from another company for a pick up truck at short notice.Compensation for dishonor of reservation and additional expenses
2.0 Mediocre2021 May 01
2701 hotel terrace location.... they never answer the phone. Very basic stuff here.
10.0 Excellent2021 Apr 15
Yes
Rated #3
National
8.4 Excellent (23 reviews)
1 location in Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport
National
Locations in Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport
  • 8
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent2018 Aug 17
Reserved car was available for mecar requested and reserved was available and waiting for us.clerk was talking too much with customer ahead of me, just small talk and there was a line waiting to get their cars. It was nice that she was friendly but slowed down others from getting their cars.
8.4 Excellent2018 Mar 06
Pick up was excellent,.
6.4 Good2017 Nov 20
Drop off was smooth, attendant was efficient and friendly.Pick up was a laborious process due to system outage. Nothing was done to compensate and nothing was offered.
3.6 Mediocre2017 Sep 27
Unexpected Frustrations - Never again!The car it self was comfortable (lowered score because the inside was dirty) for a smaller car and got great gas mileage.1. Fine print regarding company rules for National Car rental would not download for us to read before we went to pick up car, so we did not expect the $100 hold on a major credit card/not debit, customer service at the pick up location was to put it mildly unhelpful, sarcastic, smug, and didn't know when to stop repeating himself, even after I put my hand up and said "STOP". "I get what your saying, I would just like you to be empathic to my frustration." At which point he smiles and then finishes repeating his statement to me. 2. Husband gets into car and being the professional he is, found the car to be dirty. Takes it to a car wash so he can be comfortable in it, isn't this something that is suppose to be done before he even gets into the car? 3. While driving the car he discovers there is no windshield wiper fluid, so he can not remove any bugs that may be blocking his vision. Again isn't this supposed to be filled before he gets the car? I sure hope all the other fluids are ok. 4. Then a warning light flashed "Take to dealer immediately!" WAIT WHAT? My husband had been driving it for less than 20 minutes, on his way to a job interview, he can't call and talk with anyone the Bluetooth wont transfer any sound through the speakers, he's in the middle of now ware by now, he can't pull off or turn around, so he call's me to have me call and to find out if he needs to do anything. After being on hold for over 10 minutes I get through to the roadside customer claims office. I tell her I am not in the car, the closet town is about 100 miles away, the above info, and then she proceeds to ask me a few question, "where are you at now?" I'm at home, I'm not in the car, my husband is. "Ok mam, where is the car?" On the highway in the middle of nowhere (does nobody at this company listen when you are talking with them?) "Ok mam ,lets see if I can help you"...ask a few more questions I had already given her the answer to, finally she states she can't help me she needs to talk with my husband since he's the one driving the car....at this point I am dumbfounded, he can't pull off anywhere safe to call you no exits and the Bluetooth isn't working....By this time the light has flashed "maintenance required", so my husband is no longer worried about the engine exploding just irritated as this is poor vehicle maintenance, a pet peeve of his. 5. Returning the car, my husband is delighted to see the same customer service rep as before (I am so making that up), the rep has the same attitude, makes my husband walk back out to the car to write the miles down (unlimited miles, we don't have to do that with Enterprise they'll do it for you), smugly says "I will have my guys do a better job at looking over the car before they go out with customers next time." Uh ok guy you do that but we will not be repeat customers with this company.
8.4 Excellent2017 Sep 26
3 day Altima rental car was a treat.Car was really the icing on cake . Plenty of room and was a smooth comfortable ride. I asked for a Camry but the agent at National recommended the Altima. Great car.Exterior was dirty and interior had soda residue on the passenger side.
9.2 Excellent2017 Jun 17
About my rentalIt was a great car and I had a good trip only the car smelled like ciggaretts
10.0 Excellent2017 Jun 06
Great service and priceN/A
6.0 Good2017 Apr 11
Car wasn't very clean, smelled like cigarettes, gas tank wasn't completely full.
10.0 Excellent2017 Jan 19
ExcelenteGreat service and quick
10.0 Excellent2017 Jan 09
Great PriceBest price I received compare to other car rental company. I would rent again if the price is a much better offer than any other site.
Rated #4
Enterprise
8.3 Excellent (8 reviews)
1 location in Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport
  • 7.7
  • 8.2
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Mar 23
My son lives in Ridgecrest, two hours away. Traveling by yourself is stressful enough, so I like the convenience that Enterprise is right in the terminal. As a women driving by myself, it gives me such peace of mind that I will arrive safely. The cars have always been clean, new and ran perfectly. I will continue to use them and Kayak for my travel needs.Nothing
8.0 Excellent2020 Oct 20
Yes
6.0 Good2020 Aug 21
I was going to drop the car at night but I couldn’t I have to wait till morning
8.0 Excellent2019 Oct 09
They helped out.They never told me to bring a credit card to pay for the rental. I have a debit/ master card and I couldn’t pay for the rental with this card. I had to drive 25 minutes back to may house to get my credit card. This was very inconvenient. All they need to state on the agreement or reservation would be “only credit cards accepted for rentals” “ no debit/ credit cards accepted”. No where did it state this.
8.4 Excellent2019 Sep 28
Everything about the car, rental at the airport and drive ability was good. However, I was surprised that the interior and exterior were not cleaned well at the BFL airport prior to pickup.
10.0 Excellent2019 Jun 05
Friendly staff, quick service, great prices, nice rental car.
Rated #5
Avis
7.5 Good (27 reviews)
1 location in Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport
Avis
Locations in Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2021 Nov 30
Your Roadside Service is terrible, they are no help. I had a flat tire and they couldn’t provide any assistance. Basically the response I got was you will have to fix it yourself.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 21
The car was not clean. I tried to speak with the representative and he said Avis does not have a manager… nothing he could do. I would think they could refund a portion or a day or two! I had to clean the car. I was surprised of their attitude. Will not rent Avis in the future. Would like someone to call.
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 18
Great car the rental price. No problemsNothing - super easy and simple process and car
8.0 Excellent2019 Jun 23
I am online booking car honda cruze but pickup car kia
10.0 Excellent2019 Jun 12
Ease of pickup and then drop off in LAX.Nothing that I can think of.
3.6 Mediocre2019 Feb 24
Drop off convenienceCleanliness of car. I ordered an intermediate and got a compact.
10.0 Excellent2018 Dec 18
Service
9.2 Excellent2018 Jul 09
Vehicle performed as expected and was fueled and ready at pick up time
5.2 Okay2017 May 29
Pick up was uncoordinated. I waited over an hour to receive my vehicle which was in the parking lot
10.0 Excellent2017 Apr 12
Everything was perfect
Easirent
1 location in Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport
Easirent
Locations in Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport
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NextCar
1 location in Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport
NextCar
Locations in Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport
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Priceless
1 location in Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport
Priceless
Locations in Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport
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Sunnycars
1 location in Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport
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166 travelers who rented a car in Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car rental locations at Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport

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Top tips for renting a car at Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport

  • On your next flight to Kern County, California, consider booking a car rental at Meadows Field Airport (BFL), so you can explore the region on your own terms. With a rented automobile, you get in the driver's seat immediately after deboarding the aircraft. Unlike shuttles that are relatively far from BFL premises, rental cars are parked on site. Grab your keys at one of the three parking lots reserved for car rental companies.
  • From Highway 99, exit at the 7th Standard Road and turn east. Keep walking for about 1.5 miles, following the arrivals signs. On the right side are the baggage claim area and the pick-up counters where to grab the keys. The car lot is about 200 feet from the baggage claim area. Provide your driver's license and take the pre-printed documents with all the terms and conditions. The return location is at the same address for pick-up (3701 Wings Way, Bakersfield, CA 93308). Of course, you can’t always return the car during working hours. For after-hours return, park and lock the vehicle, then place the keys and the contract form in the drop box. When returning the car after midnight, you can count on security guards at the rental center to open the door for you. Plus, there is always a key person or manager to escort you to the car park.
  • Bakersfield has its charms and fun things to do. And you're probably wondering if your car rental at Meadows Field Airport offers unlimited mileage. It is possible to book a car with unlimited mileage through KAYAK. After all, you want to see all your desired attractions without restrictions regarding the distance you can cover. Check out the best deals for mileage and book as early as possible to start making plans for your Bakersfield getaway.
  • A rental company usually requires renters to present credit cards or debit cards with sufficient funds to cover a security deposit and any applicable charge not covered in the prepaid voucher. Ensure you have a valid international credit card but avoid third-party cards because not all rental agencies accept such. Whether your mode of payment is approved or not is entirely up to the rental supplier.
  • Book your rental car at Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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