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Cheap car rentals in Bakersfield

$18/dayEconomy
$19/dayCompact
$20/dayIntermediate
$18/dayStandard
$21/dayFull-size
$33/dayMinivan
$43/dayFull-size SUV
$25/dayMini
$26/dayPremium
$36/dayPassenger Van
$48/dayLuxury
$20/dayConvertible
$39/dayPickup Truck
$50/dayPremium SUV
$25/dayIntermediate SUV
$27/dayCompact SUV
$30/dayStandard SUV
$32/dayCommercial
$73/dayLuxury coupe
$74/daySupplier Choice
2 Adults, 2 Bags
budgetEconomy car in Bakersfield
4 Adults, 2 Bags
avisCompact car in Bakersfield
5 Adults, 3 Bags
avisIntermediate car in Bakersfield
5 Adults, 3 Bags
turoStandard car in Bakersfield
5 Adults, 2 Bags
turoFull-size car in Bakersfield
5 Adults, 5 Bags
budgetMinivan car in Bakersfield
5 Adults, 2 Bags
hertzFull-size SUV car in Bakersfield
2 Adults, 2 Bags
turoMini car in Bakersfield
5 Adults, 5 Bags
avisPremium car in Bakersfield
5 Adults, 5 Bags
turoPassenger Van car in Bakersfield
5 Adults, 5 Bags
hertzLuxury car in Bakersfield
5 Adults, 3 Bags
turoConvertible car in Bakersfield
5 Adults, 3 Bags
enterprisePickup Truck car in Bakersfield
5 Adults, 5 Bags
turoPremium SUV car in Bakersfield
5 Adults, 3 Bags
budgetIntermediate SUV car in Bakersfield
4 Adults, 2 Bags
enterpriseCompact SUV car in Bakersfield
5 Adults, 3 Bags
budgetStandard SUV car in Bakersfield
5 Adults, 3 Bags
hertzCommercial car in Bakersfield
5 Adults, 5 Bags
turoLuxury coupe car in Bakersfield
5 Adults, 5 Bags
budgetSupplier Choice car in Bakersfield
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Bakersfield car rental reviews and directory

From $33/dayRated #1
Hertz
Most popular
Best rated
7.8 Good (59 reviews)
3 locations in Bakersfield
HertzLocations in Bakersfield
1700 24th Street+1 661 634 0889
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
3701 Wings Way, Ste.205+1 661 393 2044
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
6840 District Blvd+1 661 396 9726
Monday12:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 11:00
Tuesday12:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 11:00
Wednesday12:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 11:00
Thursday12:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 11:00
Friday12:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 11:00
  • 7.7
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 26 2020
Pros: 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 MediocreFeb 18 2020
Cons: 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 ExcellentDec 16 2019
Cons: Everything was great
10.0 ExcellentAug 7 2019
Pros: Pick up was quick and convenient. Overall experience was hassle free.
5.6 OkayJun 6 2019
Pros: Pickup staff was very efficient and friendly. Vehicle was clean and ready. Initial rental price of $34/night was great.Cons: When I had to add a day and change dropoff locations, the price went from about $80 to $290 even though the new dropoff location was only about 100 miles away. I will never put myself in this situation, where I am at the mercy of Hertz to determine what I owe them when I drop the rental off, again.
9.6 ExcellentMar 20 2019
Cons: Took to long to get the car...
2.0 MediocreDec 15 2018
Worst rental experience everCons: The 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.
8.4 ExcellentDec 1 2018
$10/gallon pre fill charge and did not inform mePros: Good clean car; Toyota Corolla. Efficient and friendly check in and checkout. Quoted weekly rate was goodCons: Surprise $9/gallon gas ore fill charge. Never explained. Discovered on my emailed receipt . Will contact Hertz between flights today
7.2 GoodOct 26 2018
Pick up in Bakersfield CaliforniaPros: New carCons: I RESERVED a sub compact. When I went to pick up my RESERVATION I was told there were no cars and all they had was a van. Fortunately, the gentleman behind me was dropping off a Kia Rio and I was able to get that car. The PEOPLE there were great, sympathetic and worked hard to prep the car quickly. Your check in computer also gave the agent grief as it would not accept my postal code (I'm from Canada), necessitating a call to the supervisor for assistance.
2.4 MediocreAug 29 2018
Awful experience overall.Pros: Pick up was easy.Cons: Not accommodating. Couldn’t change my payment option. Charged way to much for the car I got. Car was already messed up. Being charged for the express drop off, knowing they are not going to check the box right away. Paid too much for a mediocre care. Nothing comparable to enterprise. Won’t do hertz again.
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From $38/dayRated #2
Avis
7.6 Good (38 reviews)
2 locations in Bakersfield
AvisLocations in Bakersfield
3701 Wings Way+1 661 392 4160
Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday07:00 - 21:00
Sunday07:00 - 21:00
4208 Wible Road+1 661 397 2860
Monday08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday08:00 - 15:00
Thursday08:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 6 2020
Pros: Very great customer service!!
6.8 GoodAug 25 2019
Pros: great price, friendly staff. the price was very affordable for a one way rental from Bakersfield to LAX. Car was clean and fresh on the inside.Cons: limited amount of cars. they were out of cars when we showed up 2 hours before our scheduled pick up time. Had to come back during our scheduled pick up time and the car was ready. Not their fault but would have been nice if there were a few extra cars to accommodat changing schedules of customers.
8.0 ExcellentJun 23 2019
Cons: I am online booking car honda cruze but pickup car kia
10.0 ExcellentJun 12 2019
Pros: Ease of pickup and then drop off in LAX.Cons: Nothing that I can think of.
3.6 MediocreFeb 24 2019
Pros: Drop off convenienceCons: Cleanliness of car. I ordered an intermediate and got a compact.
10.0 ExcellentDec 18 2018
Pros: Service
9.2 ExcellentJul 9 2018
Pros: Vehicle performed as expected and was fueled and ready at pick up time
6.4 GoodMar 22 2018
Chevy Malibu.Pros: car was good, with power, drove wellCons: The headlights were horrible, not bright at all, especially at dusk and in the rain...even with the brights on... not happy with filling up the gas tank a minute before dropping off the car in Chico and only filled to 7/8 of a tank. I then had to go a mile roundtrip to put in a half gallon for the fuel meter to read full. Total waste of time.
5.2 OkayMay 29 2017
Cons: Pick up was uncoordinated. I waited over an hour to receive my vehicle which was in the parking lot
2.0 MediocreMay 16 2017
Cons: The lady was rude and very unaccommodating
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From $31/dayRated #3
Budget
Cheapest deal
7.5 Good (62 reviews)
2 locations in Bakersfield
BudgetLocations in Bakersfield
3701 Wings Way+1 661 399 2367
Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday07:00 - 21:00
Sunday07:00 - 21:00
4208 Wible Road+1 661 832 7801
Monday08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday08:00 - 15:00
Thursday08:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 15:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 10 2020
Cons: Customer service at pick up attendant not customer oriented we don’t rent often but always use budget
10.0 ExcellentMay 6 2020
Pros: Customer service was great!!
2.0 MediocreJul 6 2019
Pros: Never got the car, only one person working and there was 15 people in lineCons: Proper staffing About 20 minutes into waiting worker announced I have no cars available but we have some people cleaning them It’s going to be a while before you can get your car and we may not have them
10.0 ExcellentMay 26 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful. One helped me orient to the car. A great price. Timely send off.Cons: It was all great.
8.8 ExcellentApr 10 2019
Cons: Didn’t have the car I booked and was taking a long drive and cost me a lot more in gas money.
10.0 ExcellentJan 25 2019
Cons: If you had a pickup and drop off service for customers that need rides to your location and from your location within a reasonable distance like 5 miles. Willing to pay extra for this service.
10.0 ExcellentNov 13 2018
Pros: Easy drop off
6.8 GoodJul 9 2018
Budget Bakersfield Airport was disappointing in not having a car availPros: The Desk agent was very nice and followed up to get me a car by 12 Noon, I was grateful since I was basically stranded with no other transportation. My friend drove there to help me out (I had the wrong Credit Card for $200 hold, that I was never told about previously. I was just told to have a credit card to rent a vehicle.
10.0 ExcellentJun 7 2018
Cons: Once I dropped off the car, I had to Lyft home. Would have been nice to receive ride home. Had the car for less then 4 hours but spend $100 including gas, & taxi. First world complain lol
8.0 ExcellentMay 8 2018
Pros: Fast, easy desk service
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From $44/dayRated #4
National
8.4 Excellent (23 reviews)
1 location in Bakersfield
NationalLocations in Bakersfield
3701 Wings Way Ste 209+1 844 366 2657
Monday09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday09:00 - 21:00
Thursday09:00 - 21:00
Friday09:00 - 21:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
  • 8
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
9.2 ExcellentAug 17 2018
Reserved car was available for mePros: car requested and reserved was available and waiting for us.Cons: 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 ExcellentMar 6 2018
Pros: Pick up was excellent,Cons: .
6.4 GoodNov 20 2017
Pros: Drop off was smooth, attendant was efficient and friendly.Cons: Pick up was a laborious process due to system outage. Nothing was done to compensate and nothing was offered.
3.6 MediocreSep 27 2017
Unexpected Frustrations - Never again!Pros: The car it self was comfortable (lowered score because the inside was dirty) for a smaller car and got great gas mileage.Cons: 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 ExcellentSep 26 2017
3 day Altima rental car was a treat.Pros: 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.Cons: Exterior was dirty and interior had soda residue on the passenger side.
9.2 ExcellentJun 17 2017
About my rentalCons: It was a great car and I had a good trip only the car smelled like ciggaretts
10.0 ExcellentJun 6 2017
Pros: Great service and priceCons: N/A
6.0 GoodApr 11 2017
Cons: Car wasn't very clean, smelled like cigarettes, gas tank wasn't completely full.
10.0 ExcellentJan 19 2017
ExcelentePros: Great service and quick
10.0 ExcellentJan 9 2017
Great PricePros: Best 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.
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From $33/dayRated #5
Enterprise
7.8 Good (27 reviews)
6 locations in Bakersfield
EnterpriseLocations in Bakersfield
1800 24th Street+1 661 323 2711
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
2911 Brundage Ln+1 661 326 0056
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday
Sunday
3701 Wings Way Ste 209+1 833 616 9440
Monday09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday09:00 - 21:00
Thursday09:00 - 21:00
Friday09:00 - 21:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
4851 Stine Road Ste A+1 661 833 6055
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday
Sunday
5810 Gasoline Alley Dr+1 661 398 4961
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
8929 Rosedale Hwy+1 661 387 6050
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday
Sunday
  • 7.8
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentOct 9 2019
Pros: They helped out.Cons: 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 ExcellentSep 28 2019
Cons: 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 ExcellentJun 5 2019
Pros: Friendly staff, quick service, great prices, nice rental car.
6.4 GoodMar 28 2019
Pros: Staff extremely friendly. Drop off was great, only took 3-4 minutes.Cons: Car ordered was not ready when we got there. Had to come back.
2.0 MediocreJan 13 2019
Pros: To
10.0 ExcellentAug 12 2018
Pros: Helpful Enterprise employees and they gave me a ride to the airport!Cons: Scratch’s on the car.
7.2 GoodNov 28 2017
No Altima. Sonata was a good alternative.Pros: Rear passengers had plenty of room. Roomy trunk.Cons: Car was a little sluggish uphill.
10.0 ExcellentJul 7 2017
Pros: Friendly, helpful, courteous alli in all great service and employees
7.6 GoodApr 9 2017
Check what your paying for vs what you reservedPros: The car was fun to drive and was clean. The attendant let me return it before opening hours which I was greatful for.Cons: I reserved an intermediate car which their website said was a Hyundai Elantra or similar. I get there and they try to give me a Nissan Versa.....uh no I was told that was a compact on my last rental.....so then they say all they have is a Veloster which is categorized in their system as an intermediate......not even close to the Elantra.....tired of the bait and switch they assume people don't know anything about cars and won't care
2.0 MediocreJan 4 2017
Wait, wait and more waitPros: Free rentalCons: Had to wait for car to be cleaned. No gas, had to wait for it to get gassed up. The car I was to have received was given to someone who did not have an appointment (a walkup). I was given a larger car only because it was the only one available, but they tried to make me think I'm getting a free up grade when it was the only car they had on the lot.
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Priceless
2 locations in Bakersfield
PricelessLocations in Bakersfield
1222 Golden State Avenue+1 661 843 7866
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
1601 Skyway Drive+1 661 843 7866
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Easirent
1 location in Bakersfield
EasirentLocations in Bakersfield
Meadows Field Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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Rent-A-Wreck
1 location in Bakersfield
Rent-A-WreckLocations in Bakersfield
1222 Golden State Avenue+1 661 843 7866
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
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Sunnycars
1 location in Bakersfield
SunnycarsLocations in Bakersfield
3701 Wings Way
Recent reviews
209 travelers who rented a car in Bakersfield gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$45/day

Good deal

$34/day

When to book a rental car in Bakersfield

Top tips for renting a car in Bakersfield

  • Though California does feature a fair number of trains, there really is no better way to get around than by private vehicle in the Golden State. Bakersfield is no exception to that; in fact, within the city itself there are only buses available for public transport. So drivers looking to get around town will have long waits in store for them if they don’t have a vehicle on hand.
  • Visitors arriving at Meadows Field Airport looking to rent a car will find the rental car counters in the main terminal’s Arrivals Hall.
  • Bakersfield is close to numerous mountain pass roads and, as beautiful as they are, they can also be a tad narrow and steep at times. Occasionally, drivers will find that there isn’t enough room for both cars to go by each other at the same time. In moments like this, as uncommon as they may be, the vehicle that is facing downhill must yield to the uphill-facing driver and back up (if necessary) to allow the other car to pass.
  • While Bakersfield does not have the most severe rush hour traffic, its relative proximity to the Greater Los Angeles Area can make traffic going in that direction slow down during peak hours. On most weekdays, the morning rush hour typically goes from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and in the afternoon it goes from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. One of the main roads to avoid during rush hour is CA-58, as it bisects Bakersfield and often bears the brunt of the daily rush hour traffic.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Bakersfield for $34 or less
  • Book your rental car in Bakersfield at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Bakersfield are around 5% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in Bakersfield are around 42% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Bakersfield

  • Some car rental companies in Bakersfield which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Enterprise and Budget

  • On average a rental car in Bakersfield costs $45 per day.

  • Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Bakersfield.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($18/day), Avis ($19/day) and Enterprise ($27/day).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Bakersfield are Hertz (7.8, 63 reviews), and Budget (7.6, 69 reviews).

  • Car rental companies onsite at Meadows Field airport include Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, Avis and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Meadows Field airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Budget, Avis, and National.

  • In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Budget 4208 Wible Road 93313 (4 miles from city center).

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

  • A Standard car rental in Bakersfield costs $43 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Bakersfield costs $41 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Bakersfield costs $44 per day, on average.

  • In Bakersfield, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 1700 24th Street (1 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Bakersfield costs $313 per week ($45 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Bakersfield costs $1343 per month ($45 per day).

  • Bakersfield is a typical American city in that its roads are large, wide, and well-suited for a range of vehicles. SUVs, trucks, vans, and all other vehicles will have an easy time navigating the city’s roads, so renters should opt for whatever vehicle best suits their needs. Whether it is a van because you are traveling with company or a sports car because that is what you love, all vehicles are great choices for visitors to Bakersfield.

  • Residential areas in Bakersfield usually feature speed limits ranging from 25 to 35 mph, while on the city’s urban roads the speed limit goes up to 50 mph. From there, the next bump in speed limits is for urban freeways, which feature speed limits from 50 to 65 mph. Rural freeways and interstates are the next up, featuring speed limits all the way up to 70 mph.

  • Gas prices in Bakersfield are somewhat on the higher side for U.S. cities, at around $2.90 per gallon on average.

  • Parking in Bakersfield is usually a breeze due to the city’s ample parking lots and on-street parking spaces. In the private parking garages and lots, drivers can expect to pay around $1 per hour or less -- it is often even free. Outside of the downtown area, on-street parking is the most common option and is easy to find on most streets.