Death Valley National Park car rentals

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Top tips for renting a car in Death Valley National Park

  • The best airport to fly into if you’re visiting Death Valley National Park is Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport (LAS), around 111 miles from the park. The airport has a rental car center hosting several car rental agencies, including Alamo, Advantage, Budget, E-Z Rent-A-Car, Dollar, Enterprise, National, Payless, and Thrifty. The Rent-A-Car Center, which handles the airport’s car rentals, is around three miles away. You can take a free shuttle bus to the location. It departs every five minutes from the terminal.
  • The state of roads in Death Valley National Park is generally good. Most main roads in the park are paved and well-maintained with clear signage. Some parts of the park have dirt roads that can be difficult to navigate. Certain sections have moderate damage due to winter storms and summer floods. Road closures are common in certain parts of the park for maintenance work or due to weather events. Check the park’s website for updates on road closures before embarking on your trip.
  • Death Valley National Park has paved and unpaved roads. The type of car you rent depends on your needs and the places you plan to visit within the park. We recommend an SUV rental to get the most out of your trip to the park. This type of vehicle is also ideal if you’re exploring the park as a group and have more luggage. You may consider an economy rental if you’re on a solo trip and have less luggage. It’s also a cost-friendly option.
  • Renting a car with a GPS navigation system can help you navigate Death Valley National Park easily, especially if you find yourself in an unfamiliar area. It provides turn-by-turn directions and helps you find points of interest within the park, including attractions, viewpoints, and trails. You don’t have to refer to a physical map or guidebook constantly. Multiple car rentals in Death Valley National Park offer vehicles with GPS navigation for a fee.

FAQs about renting a car in Death Valley National Park

  • What is the best rental car company in Death Valley National Park?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Death Valley National Park are Turo (8.7, 55 reviews), Apex (8.5, 132 reviews), and Ace Rental Cars (8.5, 89 reviews).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Death Valley National Park?

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

  • Should I rent a car in Death Valley National Park?

    Death Valley National Park car rentals provide a convenient option for exploring the park and surrounding regions. You can explore the park at your own pace and stop at various attractions. There is no public transportation to or in the park, so driving a rental car is the only option for exploring it if you don’t have your own vehicle. Renting a car at Death Valley National Park offers comfortable transportation, including air conditioning, which is needed during the hottest times of the year.

  • What is it like driving in Death Valley National Park?

    Driving in Death Valley National Park can be challenging and exciting at the same time. The park offers several scenic routes. Certain sections have narrow, steep, narrow, winding roads with blind curves and limited visibility. Be prepared to put your defensive driving skills into practice when driving along these sections. Unless otherwise posted, the maximum speed limit on paved roads in the park is 35 mph. You should maintain a 25 mph maximum speed limit on dirt roads. California Highway 190 runs through Death Valley National Park. You should maintain a 65 mph limit when driving on this road.

  • How old should I be to rent a car in Death Valley National Park?

    Most Death Valley National Park car rentals require renters to be at least 21 years old to rent cars. Some have a minimum rental age limit of 25. They may charge a young driver’s fee to renters ages 21 to 24. You must provide a valid driver’s license issued in your state or country to rent a car for Death Valley National Park. Renters with licenses in languages other than English should provide International Driving Permits (IDPs) for translation. Other required documents include a credit card from a major provider and extra identification documents (passport or photo ID), especially if your license was issued outside the U.S.

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