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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Bellingham

  • Car rentals in Bellingham provide you with the flexibility to explore the city’s many interesting sights, including Whatcom Museum and the scenic Lake Padden. Head to some of the popular cities in the surrounding region, whether it be Ferndale or Burlington. Bellingham car rentals are also a great way to head to attractions that are off the beaten path, like the Fragrance Lake Trail, which is around a 20min drive from the city center.
  • If you’re considering booking car rentals in Bellingham, keep in mind that you can make your reservation for Bellingham International Airport. The airport’s car rental center is placed directly near the Arrivals Terminal and the baggage claim, meaning that you don’t have to worry about grabbing a taxi, bus, or shuttle to travel there. There are a few different car rental companies to choose from, including Avis, Budget, and Enterprise.
  • Bellingham is known for having many cyclists, and they always have the right of way, even when they are not in a crosswalk bike lane. Keep your eyes open for them, especially when driving in busy areas. The state of Washington is also known for having many HOV lanes on its freeways, which are specifically designed for cars with at least two passengers. They usually are less busy than normal lanes, so use these when available to save time.
  • Highways 5 and 542 become particularly busy during rush hour, as these are the two main roads that people use to travel to work in and out of the city. Avoid getting caught in congestion by not taking these highways during the hours of 8-9am and 5-6:30pm. Bellingham frequently has rain and snow, which can cause traffic and make the roads slippery. If you find yourself driving during this weather, try to drive more slowly than normal and make sure that your vehicle has the proper winter equipment.
  • Book your rental car in Bellingham at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Bellingham are around 25% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Bellingham

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

    A 4WD SUV is a convenient model to have as a rental car in the region, as it’ll help you to safely navigate poor weather and drive through many of the mountains in the area. Recreational activities are also common in Bellingham, including cycling, hiking, and biking, and this type of car will give you an ample amount of space to store any necessary equipment.

  • What’s the speed limit in Bellingham?

    Many of the streets in business and residential areas have a maximum speed limit of 25mph. If you’re driving in the vicinity of a school, you can plan on the speed limit is 20mph. Some roads that are in more remote areas of the city will have a maximum speed limit of up to 50mph, while state highways usually have a limit of 60mph, although it can be less in certain areas. Police officers are known for patrolling local highways and many of the town’s major intersections have traffic cameras, so make sure to follow speed limits to prevent yourself from being pulled over or receiving a fine.

  • Where are the best places to park in Bellingham?

    While you may be able to find free street parking in Bellingham, it usually fills up quickly. There are many different paid short-term parking options, including parking meters, which start at approximately $0.75 per hour downtown, and $0.25 per hour when further away from the city center. There are also a few parking garages to choose from, such as the Commercial Street Garage and Railroad Pay Station Lot downtown that cost around $0.75 per hour and have a $6 per day maximum.

  • How much is gas price in Bellingham?

    The average gas price in Bellingham is ₪13.80 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪165 and ₪221, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Bellingham?

    Intermediate (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Bellingham.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Bellingham?

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Bellingham?

    An Intermediate car rental in Bellingham costs ₪217 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Bellingham?

    A Standard car rental in Bellingham costs ₪289 per day, on average.

Bellingham car rental reviews and directory

Dollar

8.8

Very good

7 reviews

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

8.0

One location in Bellingham

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Locations in Bellingham

4255 Mitchell Way

+1 866 434 2226

Monday08:00 - 17:3018:30 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday18:30 - 22:0008:00 - 17:30
Friday18:30 - 22:0008:00 - 17:30
Saturday10:00 - 15:00
Sunday12:00 - 17:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Friendly, helpful staff, offered but didn't try to push extras, were clear about expectations and prices. I switched to a smaller car halfway through and was able to get an EV for not much more. I loved that you have EVs for reasonable prices and look forward to renting them in the future.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2023

KAYAK
There's nothing to improve. Everyone was super-professional and friendly, the service was very convenient, and the car was great.

2.0 Poor

May 2022

KAYAK
Closed

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2021

KAYAK
A really smooth process overall!

1 out of 2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.5

Very good

12 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

8.4

2 locations in Bellingham

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Locations in Bellingham

1302 Iowa St

+1 360 733 4363

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

4255 Mitchell Way

+1 833 823 5643

Monday09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday09:00 - 22:00
Thursday09:00 - 22:00
Friday09:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Overall very happy. Car was clean, available when I arrived a little early and staff was courteous. Check-in and check-out were simple and quick.

8.0 Very good

Sep 2022

KAYAK
The Enterprise on Iowa St doesn't have shuttles running to and from Bellingham airport. That is the only reason for the 4 (not 5 stars). They are different from the Enterprise that is located at the airport. However, there is a significant difference in the cost of rental. I saved a considerable amount by renting from the one on Iowa St (6 miles from airport). Only had to schedule/locate taxi and Uber services myself. It is not their fault for not having a shuttle service to the airport. There is some kind of agreement that prevents them from servicing the airport. Other than that, they are excellent.

4.8 Mediocre

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The mini van was what I had reserved, ran well, was full of fuel.

Cons:

It could have been ready on time ( was 50 minutes late) could have been more thoroughly cleaned (candy wrapper on floor, road dust visible in interior). The Assistant manager said she had personally helped clean the vehicle as it was not ready on time. I’m sure she did. I’m also sure I was given a vehicle that had not been thoroughly readied for pick up, which is quite serious given we are in a Global health crises And that Enterprise promises rigorous cleaning of a car given their responsibility to do all possible to reduce contamination between renters.

8.0 Very good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

yes

Cons:

survey button for excellent not working so I checked good instead

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Ryan couldn't have been more kind and understanding about a last-minute change due to a family emergency and got us into a larger car at minimum cost.

Cons:

Really no complaints!

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

YES

Cons:

NO COMPLAINTS - construction site made it a bit awkward to enter - but that will pass.

1 out of 3

Hertz

8.5

Very good

7 reviews

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.1

Value for money

8.2

One location in Bellingham

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4255 Mitchell Way #6

+1 360 733 8336

Monday18:30 - 22:0008:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday18:30 - 22:0008:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:3018:30 - 22:00
Saturday10:00 - 15:00
Sunday12:00 - 17:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The check out staff was very friendly. We did not see anyone when we dropped off the car.

Cons:

We probably paid too much for paying for a half tank of gas before taking car. I’m sure we didn’t use that much.

8.0 Very good

Aug 2022

KAYAK
When we arrived at 3pm, the associate said "We were expecting you at noon. Let's make sure we still have a car available." What? I paid in full and included my flight information on my reservation. I think the time defaulted to 12pm and I didn't know to change it. The car was there and everything was fine, but why would you say that and cause unneeded angst when travel is already so difficult.

8.0 Very good

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly. Drop off was super easy.

Cons:

Very difficult to make an extension on the phone since I didn't have access to internet while traveling.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Brian and Brent were great to work with!

Cons:

Inside of the windshield could have been cleaner.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car, care

2.0 Poor

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I paid for a rental car on line with my debit card. I arrived to pickup the car only to find out that I couldn't because you don't accept debit cards. I want my money returned to my debit account. You accept credit cards only, so why accept payment via debit card?

1 out of 1

Alamo

7.6

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.4

One location in Bellingham

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4255 Mitchell Way

+1 360 714 0243

Monday09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday09:00 - 22:00
Thursday09:00 - 22:00
Friday09:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00

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8.0 Very good

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Pick up was a disaster - My debit card was not acceptable, only a credit card could be used which had not been made clear. I was stranded at a provincial airport and no effort was made to help sort out the situation. My daughter in law had to leave work and travel some 45 minutes out of her way, rent the card on her credit card, name me as an additional driver - more expense, no sympathy or penitence from Alamo. Drop off, completely different - when asked if everything had gone smoothly I mentioned the difficulties I had and the Alamo guys could not have been nicer. they were apologetic, clear, waived the additional charges and allowed me to pay with my debit card anyway. Jesse was my first contact - thank you for making it all better.

8.0 Very good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Helpful staff and easy dropoff

Cons:

Redundant insurance policies between kayak and the actual rental agency, don't offer the kayak one.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing - because you show up, and no one is at the desk and then you are stuck with no car. This is the 2nd time Alamo does it. Learned my lesson - NEVER RENT WITH THEM!

Cons:

If someone was actually there to give me a car, that would be a plus - so I don’t have to be in a city with NO RENTAL CAR. Showing up for work is a plus in my book guys.

8.0 Very good

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly. Pick-up and drop-off were very easy.

3.6 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great, easy pickup and drop off

Cons:

I ordered a Cadillac or similar, they didn't have any, so I got a smokey Mazda SUV that I could barely fit into instead, without a price drop or any other options given.

6.8 Okay

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly but didn't know what options the car had.

Cons:

Staff should have available to them all of the options available on any car. Also the interior front window was not clean

1 out of 4

Budget

7.5

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

7.5

One location in Bellingham

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4255 Mitchell Way Number 4

+1 360 671 3800

Monday20:00 - 21:3009:00 - 22:00
Tuesday09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday09:00 - 22:00
Thursday09:00 - 22:0020:00 - 21:30
Friday09:00 - 22:0020:00 - 21:30
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Amazing from check in to drop off!

2.0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
I did not receive the car. They told me the reservation was cancelled one Day before pick up date. All service was terrible and nobody helped me, i had a kid a oke year old baby with me. I talked to priceline and they just told me the reservation was still open but they didnt do anything either. It was frustrating not getting any type of support from anyone. They just told me to go rent somewhere else.

8.0 Very good

Oct 2022

KAYAK
People were great Car was clean and drive fine but had horrible blind spots for me

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything was good

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Easy process, good customer service at the airport terminal. Easy in & out process.

8.0 Very good

Jun 2023

KAYAK
The pick up at Bellingham Airport was easy and the person working the counter was delightful. We also had a very easy time going to a second Budget location along our route in Longwood, CO to add an additional driver when we had to pick up a family member last minute. The car itself was great and we are really glad we ended up with the model we got (GMC Acadia). The same cannot be said for the return in Phliadelphia. The Budget office was in the lobby of a hotel in a very busy part of town with absolutely no signage, no instructions on where to put the car, and no way to contact the office directly. To return the car we had to park the car on the street, walk around the hotel to find the office, and then go back to the car, drive down into a parking garage, call the agent, have them lift the gate to the garage, and then leave the car in the lower level of the hotel's parking garage. Without getting out of the car and wandering around, we would have had NO idea how or where to return the car. Absolute nightmare, but nothing less than I expect from Philadelphia.

1 out of 3

Thrifty

7.3

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.0

One location in Bellingham

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4255 Mitchell Way

+1 877 283 0898

Monday08:00 - 17:3018:30 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday18:30 - 22:0008:00 - 17:30
Friday18:30 - 22:0008:00 - 17:30
Saturday10:00 - 15:00
Sunday12:00 - 17:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Let me rerent car from the phone. Did not care for the gal on the phone

8.0 Very good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Told me to bring it back full

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off

Cons:

Freee gas..... Haha

2.0 Poor

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Offer a refund if you don’t need the rental.

6.0 Okay

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The extra charges on my statement after I turned the car back in.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2022

KAYAK
They’re trying to charge me 400$ on top of what I already paid!!!

1 out of 3

Avis

7.2

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

One location in Bellingham

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4255 Mitchell Way Suite 6

+1 360 676 8840

Monday09:00 - 22:0020:00 - 21:30
Tuesday09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday09:00 - 22:00
Thursday09:00 - 22:0020:00 - 21:30
Friday09:00 - 22:0020:00 - 21:30
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

We reserved an economy car, however none was available, so we were given a larger SUV with no extra charge. Very comfortable ride!

Cons:

Nothing, it was a positive experience all around. The car was nice and clean!!

2.0 Poor

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Our flight was late getting in, and instead of someone staying, several of us were left stranded, and the one hotel near by was sold out. This was the worst experience. We had to pay for a 3 hr Uber since all hotels were sold out within all surrounding cities due to a Taylor Swift concert.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Avis did have any cars when I arrived, and the agent worked with Enterprise Car Rental to get me a car for the same rate. That was very thoughtful of them. Thanks

2.0 Poor

Jun 2022

KAYAK
we showed up and got rerouted to Bellingham specifically to rent a car and drive to mercer Island (100 miles) but we got there only to be told they didn't have any cars! even with confirmation and had to take $200 Uber ride!

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

When I got to the counter the associate was very friendly, even found me a better deal and put me in a way nicer car.

8.8 Very good

Jun 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The care was in very good condition and fun to drive.

Cons:

The check-out process was a bit slow. I am beginning to realize this is standard for the entire car rental industry. It would be nice to get some more help behind the check-out counters.

1 out of 2

National

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

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Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Bellingham

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4255 Mitchell Way

+1 360 714 0243

Monday09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday09:00 - 22:00
Thursday09:00 - 22:00
Friday09:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00

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Easirent

4.7

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Bellingham

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Bellingham International Airport

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Sunnycars

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One location in Bellingham

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4255 Mitchell Way

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73 travelers who rented a car in Bellingham gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.8

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Intermediate

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