If you want to see everything Bakersfield has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from National. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or being nickel and dimed with ride-shares or taxis. Having your own ride enables you to go to the locations you want to see the most, whenever you want. Make your upcoming vacation to California more enjoyable with a National rental car.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
With nearly a quarter-million people, Bakersfield is a city that has plenty going on. You are sure to have an enjoyable time here, thanks to Bakersfield's college-town amenities. Whatever you pick to do first, you'll want to take in as much of Bakersfield as you can during your stay. And with your National rental car, you'll be able to see and do more of what this city offers.
Originally founded by two dozen independent rental car agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the U.S. to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National offers everything economy to luxury cars, allowing you to pick the ideal vehicle for your upcoming trip.
What you need to know about car rentals in Bakersfield
How do I get a Bakersfield National rental car at a great price?
CarRentals.com strives to get you the best rates, whether you book. However, booking ahead of your trip can help keep spending low. Be sure to read the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.
What should I carry with me when I get my rental car in Bakersfield?
You'll need to carry with you your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.
What's the minimum age to rent a car in Bakersfield?
Most suppliers in Bakersfield require that you at least be 21 years old to rent a car. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an additional fee if you are under 25. Take time to check National's policies to know if there is an additional cost before you book.
Is there a particular car I should get for my trip to Bakersfield?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Bakersfield. Compact or economy automobiles are great for short commutes and are easier to park. If you are traveling with coworkers, then a SUV or a sedan is going to have enough room for all of you and offer a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a dash of luxury on their Bakersfield trip can choose a higher-end category like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.
Is insurance required when you rent a car in the United States?
You are required to have insurance before you rent a car in the United States. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check credit card issuer's policy before you decide. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my National car rental?
National does require a deposit when you reserve your rental car. National will block the deposit on your credit once you book your vehicle for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit will vary greatly based on the model and make of the rental.
What is the fuel policy on my National car rental?
We advise a full to full policy. You should get into your vehicle with full tank, and you should return it topped off. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring it back to National.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Bakersfield has plenty to keep you entertained, but you may want to drive to nearby cities to find out what else California has to offer. You can explore the rest of the area free of mileage limits once you've checked off all the activities in Bakersfield.
Does Bakersfield National offer one-way car rentals?
National typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to return your rental at a different location. However, there is typically an additional fee when you pick one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Bakersfield, having your own car lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to explore more of California, you can go when you like, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or figuring out a bus schedule.
Before you head out of town, book your National Bakersfield rent-a-car and zip off to take in all the must-do activities at your leisure. Book through CarRentals.com and hit the streets in Bakersfield, California.