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Bellingham, WA
Dec 8 — Dec 15
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Bellingham car rental information

Pick-up locationBellingham
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Pickup truck, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations11
Airport locations10
Popular agenciesHertz, Alamo, Dollar

Cheap car rentals in Bellingham

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Bellingham car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise

8.1

Excellent

40 reviews

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.9

2 locations in Bellingham

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from $65/day

Locations in Bellingham

1302 Iowa St

+1 360 733 4363

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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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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8.0 Excellent

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 Okay

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 Excellent

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

yes

Cons:

survey button for excellent not working so I checked good instead

10.0 Excellent

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 Excellent

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

YES

Cons:

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

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The service was excellent. Would return the next time I'm in Bellingham.

1 out of 7

Hertz

8.3

Excellent

29 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.7

Value for money

8.1

One location in Bellingham

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4255 Mitchell Way #6

+1 360 733 8336

Monday12:30 - 17:3008:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:0012:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:0012:30 - 17:30
Thursday12:30 - 17:3008:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:0012:30 - 17:30
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10.0 Excellent

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.

10.0 Excellent

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Brian and Brent were great to work with!

Cons:

Inside of the windshield could have been cleaner.

10.0 Excellent

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car, care

2.0 Mediocre

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?

8.4 Excellent

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Very convenient to pick up and drop off the car.

Cons:

I ordered a compact, but the car seemed more like an economy

2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Absolutely nothing.

Cons:

We reserved a car but there were no cars. I expected to pay $78 but had to spend $210 to rake an uber to the airport rather than the rental car. The person at the desk said they were out of cars and asked corporate to stop allowing cars to be rented but there was no response.

1 out of 5

Avis

8.2

Excellent

9 reviews

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.4

One location in Bellingham

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4255 Mitchell Way Suite 6

+1 360 676 8840

Monday20:00 - 21:3009:00 - 22:00
Tuesday12:00 - 17:30
Wednesday12:00 - 17:30
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 Excellent

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!!

10.0 Excellent

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 Excellent

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.

2.0 Mediocre

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!

1 out of 2

Dollar

8.0

Excellent

4 reviews
Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.0

One location in Bellingham

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4255 Mitchell Way

+1 866 434 2226

Monday08:00 - 17:0012:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:0012:30 - 17:30
Wednesday12:30 - 17:3008:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:0012:30 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:0012:30 - 17:30
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2.0 Mediocre

May 2022

KAYAK
Closed

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2021

KAYAK
A really smooth process overall!

1 out of 1

Alamo

7.9

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

7.5

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 Excellent

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 Mediocre

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 Excellent

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

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

3.6 Mediocre

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 Good

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

10.0 Excellent

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly staff

1 out of 3

Budget

7.8

Most popular

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.3

Value for money

7.8

One location in Bellingham

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4255 Mitchell Way Number 4

+1 360 671 3800

Monday20:00 - 21:3009:00 - 22:00
Tuesday12:00 - 17:30
Wednesday12:00 - 17:30
Thursday20:00 - 21:3009:00 - 22:00
Friday20:00 - 21:3009:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00
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8.0 Excellent

Oct 2022

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

10.0 Excellent

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything was good

2.0 Mediocre

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

They overcharged me $250 this company is terrible will never use Budget again.

Cons:

Honesty

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off.

Cons:

It was all good.

5.6 Okay

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Representative was pleasant, but not helpful.

Cons:

I pointed out the contract from Sacramento was wrong and was told I'd need to contact them to correct.

2.0 Mediocre

Nov 2022

KAYAK
What I liked: *Great deal considering the car I got and it actually made me want to rent more often when in the same situation. *Very friendly check-in. *The car itself was very nice and has me considering buying one myself now. What I didn't like: *No helpful salesman available by phone to aid in decision making; nothing but antagonistic recorded voice commanding the proper response from the customer. In other words, the exact opposite of friendly, helpful and responsive customer service. *Horrible man at counter showed up to work at 12:30 and when I came back 20 minutes later, he had "gone to get some coffee"! Just 20 minutes after showing up for work, at 12:50 he then took a 20 minute break, not coming sauntering back to the counter until 1:10, never apologized or sped up his slow walk when he saw three separate customers waiting for him to get them their cars. There would have been four of us but the second lady to show up had already left since she'd waited for over 10 minutes for the guy who was supposed to be working. *Same horrible 'employee' with his "Hey, that's how it works" and "take it or leave it" responses has no business being behind a counter.

2.0 Mediocre

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Budget called last minute to let us know that the vehicle we had reserved for the morning was unavailable. They were unwilling to find us another rental car as we were dependent on it to get to our flight (1.5 hours away) in the morning. Their customer service was terrible, basically telling us that it was our problem and not theirs. We expected more from a trusted company :(

1 out of 3

Thrifty

7.6

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

7.2

One location in Bellingham

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4255 Mitchell Way

+1 877 283 0898

Monday12:30 - 17:3008:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:0012:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:0012:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:0012:30 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:0012:30 - 17:30
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8.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Told me to bring it back full

10.0 Excellent

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off

Cons:

Freee gas..... Haha

6.0 Good

Oct 2022

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

2.0 Mediocre

Sep 2022

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

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2022

KAYAK
It was a wonderful experience.

1.9 Horrible

Jul 2021

KAYAK
The car was never reserved. I will never use Kayak again.

1 out of 2

Easirent

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Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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Bellingham International Airport

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National

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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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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Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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127 travelers who rented a car in Bellingham gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

Car rental locations in or near Bellingham

Good to know

Most popular agency

Turo

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$68/day

Good deal

$56/day

When to book a rental car in Bellingham

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Top tips for renting a car in Bellingham

  • Two airports serve Bellingham, Bellingham International, and the Abbotsford Airport. In either airport you get to land in, you’ll find cheap car rentals in Bellingham such as Alamo, Budget, and Enterprise ready to provide you with convenient car rental services. In the two airports, the car rental facilities are located near the baggage claim area. There, you will find a wide variety of vehicles for you to choose from, you'll be able to find the ideal vehicle for any trip. If you are after a spacious car that can offer you some extra room or if you require a compact car or a hybrid, look no further than these companies that provide eco-friendly cars available at the airports.
  • If you have some time to spare in your visit to Bellingham, opt for Bellingham cheap car rentals for a faster and more comfortable trip around the area. Visiting the Larrabee State Park will take you 15 minutes to cover the 7-mile journey. Also, getting to the Galbraith Bike Park located 3.2 miles from downtown Bellingham will take you approximately 10 minutes. Whatcom Falls is also located 2.4 miles away, taking you about 8 minutes to make the journey.
  • When using the roads in Bellingham, you are advised to travel earlier than 8 am to not get entangled in the morning traffic. Also, you can make your journey past the traffic hours too to save some time from being stuck. In the evening, the traffic is usually at its peak at around 5 pm when people are rushing back home from work. Avoiding these roads at these times will save you a lot of time when using the cheap car rentals 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.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Bellingham for $56 or less
  • Book your rental car in Bellingham at least 7 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Bellingham are around 3% cheaper than other car types, on average

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