Tacoma Car Rentals

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Tacoma Car Rental Information

Pick-up Location Tacoma
Car Types Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, Minivan, Premium, SUV, Standard, Van
Rental Locations 7
Popular Agencies Hertz, Enterprise, Fox, Sixt, Thrifty

Cheap Car Rentals in Tacoma

Economy $23/day
Compact $23/day
Intermediate $24/day
Standard $28/day
Full-size $25/day
SUV $31/day
Minivan $35/day
Mini $61/day
Premium $31/day
Luxury $49/day
Convertible $99/day
Van $37/day
Commercial $37/day
Box truck $190/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Tacoma hertz
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Tacoma hertz
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Tacoma hertz
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Tacoma enterprise
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Tacoma hertz
4 Adults, 2 Bags SUV car in Tacoma fox
5 Adults, 5 Bags Minivan car in Tacoma fox
2 Adults, 2 Bags Mini car in Tacoma national
5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in Tacoma hertz
5 Adults, 5 Bags Luxury car in Tacoma sixt
5 Adults, 5 Bags Convertible car in Tacoma silvercar
5 Adults, 2 Bags Van car in Tacoma fox
5 Adults, 5 Bags Commercial car in Tacoma sixt
5 Adults, 3 Bags Box truck car in Tacoma rentawreck
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Tacoma car rental reviews and directory

From $52/day
Rated #1
Enterprise
Best Rated
8.5 Excellent (12,824 reviews)
4 locations in Tacoma
Enterprise
Locations in Tacoma
10121 Pacific Avenue
+1 253 531 4552
2602 Pacific Hwy E
+1 253 926 3950
4840 Washington South
+1 253 475 4500
940 Market Street
+1 253 573 1055
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Enterprise reviews in Tacoma

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From $26/day
Rated #2
Avis
Cheapest deal
7.6 Good (2,250 reviews)
2 locations in Tacoma
Avis
Locations in Tacoma
5124 74th Street West
+1 253 471 3907
632 Broadway
+1 253 272 1093
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From $38/day
Rated #4
Hertz
Most popular
7.2 Good (21 reviews)
1 location in Tacoma
Hertz
Locations in Tacoma
4802 S Tacoma Way
+1 253 474 6150
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Apollo Car Rentals
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1 location in Tacoma
Apollo Car Rentals
Locations in Tacoma
Seattle - Fife Depot
From $42/day
Rent-A-Wreck
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1 location in Tacoma
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in Tacoma
9313 South Tacoma Way
+1 253 584 1833

Car Rental Locations in Tacoma

Good to Know

Most Popular Agency Hertz
Most Popular Car Type Economy
Average price $63/day
Good deal $48/day

When to Book a Rental Car in Tacoma

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Top Tips For Renting a Car in Tacoma

  • Explore every nook and cranny of Tacoma during your visit and rent a car when you get there. The city has plenty to offer from a casino to a car museum, plus the bay, and the easiest way to tick off everything on your wish list is by having the flexibility of your own four wheels. Travelers who would like to visit Seattle can also reach the city in about half an hour from Tacoma.
  • Located in Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is the nearest airport at only half an hour away from Tacoma. The airport operates shuttle buses to a nearby rental car center where agencies like Avis, Budget, and Enterprise offer vehicles for their customers. Pick-up points are either on the north or south end of the main terminal, right after baggage claim.
  • Driving in Tacoma can come with some challenges, as the city has steep hills, narrow roads, and icy roads can also occur in winter. When navigating down a steep hill, it is important to shift into a low gear and consider operating the car manually. If visiting Tacoma in the winter, adapt your speed and maybe even opt for snow chains, depending on how severe the weather conditions are.
  • Especially on the roads to and from Seattle, such as the I-5, Tacoma can face severely increased traffic during the usual weekday rush hours of 6-9 am and 5-8 pm. Traffic during rush hour tends to get worse the closer the week later in the week it is, with Friday often being the worst. For a hassle-free driving experience, choose to leave for trips outside of peak driving times.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Tacoma for $48 or less
  • Book your rental car in Tacoma at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Tacoma are around 19% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Tacoma are around 67% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs About Renting a Car in Tacoma

How much does it cost to rent a car in Tacoma?

On average a rental car in Tacoma costs $72 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Tacoma?

Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Tacoma.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Tacoma?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($22/day), Enterprise ($28/day) and Fox ($31/day).

What is the best rental car company in Tacoma?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Tacoma are Enterprise (8.5, 12824 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2250 reviews), and Budget (8.2, 5 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Seattle/Tacoma Intl Airport (SEA)?

Car rental companies onsite at Seattle/Tacoma Intl Airport include Fox, Sixt, Dollar, Hertz, Budget, Payless, Avis and E-Z Rent-A-Car.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Seattle/Tacoma Intl Airport (SEA)?

Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Seattle/Tacoma Intl Airport to off-airport locations include Fox, Thrifty, Sixt, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, Alamo, Budget, Payless, and Avis.

What is the cheapest rental car location in Tacoma?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 4802 S Tacoma Way 98409 (3 miles from city center).

How can I find car rentals near me in Tacoma?

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

How much does a Economy car rental cost in Tacoma?

A Economy car rental in Tacoma costs $57 per day, on average.

How much does a Intermediate car rental cost in Tacoma?

A Intermediate car rental in Tacoma costs $54 per day, on average.

What is the most popular rental car location in Tacoma?

In Tacoma, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 4802 S Tacoma Way (3.29 miles from city center).

How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Tacoma?

On average a rental car in Tacoma costs $505 per week ($72 per day).

How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Tacoma?

On average a rental car in Tacoma costs $2164 per month ($72 per day).

What type of car is recommended for driving in Tacoma?

As Tacoma has steep hills and narrow roads, a compact car is advised, if possible. Due to these hills and the snowy weather conditions often accompanying the cold months, a 4-wheel-drive car is also a good option. If the weather is very cold, snow chains and an ice scraper should also be in the car.

What's the speed limit in Tacoma?

Residential areas in Tacoma permit a maximum speed limit of 25 mph, but also look at posted signs, as it may be lower in certain areas. 50 mph is allowed on secondary county roads (though only 40 mph is permitted on Tacoma’s Schuster Parkway), and 60 mph on freeways. As Tacoma often faces precipitation in the shape of snow or rain, it is important to always adjust your speed according to the prevailing weather conditions.

How are gas prices in Tacoma?

Gas is comparably high in Tacoma compared with other places in the US, with an average price of $2.90 per gallon. Try to find a Costco or Arco gas station for better rates, often as low as $2.60 per gallon. When you pick up the car, make sure to familiarize yourself with which gas is best for the car and return it with a full tank.

Where are the best places to park in Tacoma?

On-street parking in Tacoma is metered, with rates starting at $1 per hour. Usual time restrictions are between 8 am and 8 pm, Monday through Saturday. On Sundays and public holidays, on-street parking is free. There are also other parking facilities like garages and lots available, such as A Street Garage on South 11th Street or Municipal Garage and Lot on Market Street.