Walnut Creek car rentals from $15/day

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Walnut Creek car rental information

Pick-up locationWalnut Creek
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations5
Airport locations0
Popular agenciesTuro, Getaround, Avis

Cheap car rentals in Walnut Creek

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Walnut Creek

  • When you reserve car rentals in Walnut Creek, you are providing yourself with a convenient and efficient way to move throughout the city. Although the town does have some basic public transportation, the easiest and quickest way to go from place to place is by booking Walnut Creek car rentals. Plus, having access to your very own car will allow you to visit locations that may be considered far from the city center, such as Briones Regional Park, which is a 25min drive away. There is also Mount Diablo State Park, which can be reached by car in around 30min total.
  • Follow California's child seat regulations if you plan to drive in the company of your child in your rental car on any Walnut Creek roadways. According to California's child seat laws, all children below eight years must be in a proper restraint system (car seat or booster seat) in the car's back seat. The law also stipulates that minors in the vehicle's back seat who are over eight years old but under 4'9" tall must be restrained by a safety belt.
  • If you plan on flying into Buchanan Field Airport (CCR), it can be convenient to pick up your car rentals in Walnut Creek directly from here. There is a small rental car center that is located in the main Arrivals terminal, just a short walk from where baggage claim is. In this rental car center, you will find desks for a handful of major rental companies, including Hertz and Enterprise.
  • Walnut Creek's steep elevation and topography are two of its distinctive features. The result is that, with the exception of the main thoroughfares and the streets encircling the city's central business district, the majority of the roadways in this city are narrow. In order to lessen the likelihood of losing control of your car from Walnut Creek car rentals, it is advised to always drive at a significantly slower speed on these small local roads. These roads, which also have a mountainous scenery, are used more by bikers and pedestrians in the morning and evening. You can prevent traffic issues by driving steadily and paying attention.
  • It’s important that individuals operating car rentals in Walnut Creek are familiar with local laws and driving tips for the area. For example, when you are driving on the freeway, always make sure that you stay in the right-hand lane, unless you are passing someone by using the left-hand lane. Whenever your windshield wipers are on due to weather conditions, you must have your headlights on as well. You are also allowed to complete a U-turn across a double yellow line if you are able to do so when it’s safe and legal.
  • You must be at least 21 years old in order to rent a car from any of the cheap car rentals in Walnut Creek. Some car types, such as SUVs, may not be available for hire in Walnut Creek if you are under 25. You must present a credit card (or a debit card with a significant balance on it if debit cards are accepted) and a legitimate driver's license with both your name and current address on it when picking up your car.
  • To prevent yourself from getting stuck in a traffic jam, you’ll want to avoid driving during the height of rush hour. For this area, rush hour is usually between 6:30 am and 9 am.and 5 pm and 7 pm. Some roads in the city that are particularly prone to congestion include highways 24 and 680. Keep in mind that whenever you encounter weather conditions like rain, you should always be particularly cautious while driving.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Walnut Creek for $41 or less
  • Book your rental car in Walnut Creek at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size rental cars in Walnut Creek are around -120% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Walnut Creek

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Walnut Creek?

    On average a rental car in Walnut Creek costs $62 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Walnut Creek found in the last 2 weeks is $28.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Walnut Creek?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis ($30/day).

  • How much is gas price in Walnut Creek?

    The average gas price in Walnut Creek is $3.82 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $46 and $61, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Walnut Creek?

    Full-size (Ford Transit or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Walnut Creek.

  • Which car rental companies are at San Francisco airport (SFO)?

    Car rental companies onsite at San Francisco airport include Fox, Kyte, Hertz, Thrifty, Sixt, Dollar, Budget, Fox Autorent, Alamo and Europcar.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at San Francisco airport (SFO)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Francisco airport to off-airport locations include Fox, Hertz, Thrifty, Sixt, Dollar, Budget, Alamo, Europcar, Avis, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Walnut Creek?

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

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Walnut Creek?

    A Full Size car rental in Walnut Creek costs $158 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Walnut Creek?

    An Intermediate car rental in Walnut Creek costs $74 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Walnut Creek?

    A Mini car rental in Walnut Creek costs $106 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Walnut Creek?

    In Walnut Creek, cars are most frequently rented at Fox 7600 Earhart Road (14 miles from city center).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Walnut Creek?

    On average a rental car in Walnut Creek costs $434 per week ($62 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Walnut Creek?

    On average a rental car in Walnut Creek costs $1,860 per month ($62 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Walnut Creek?

    Most car rental providers in Walnut Creek offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Walnut Creek, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Walnut Creek?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 5 car rental agencies in Walnut Creek.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Walnut Creek?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Walnut Creek?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Walnut Creek so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Walnut Creek?

    If you plan on going on some longer drives, or even a road trip, consider renting an SUV, as doing so will give you plenty of space and help you to be more comfortable. Those that intend on mainly staying in the city center instead will probably want to opt for an economy vehicle, as it is easier to maneuver through traffic and to fit into tight parking spaces.

  • Are there toll roads in Walnut Creek?

    Yes, a number of toll highways run through or close to Walnut Creek, California. For instance, State Route 680 connects San Jose and Sacramento and travels north-south through Walnut Creek. Moreover, State Route 24 is a toll road that connects Oakland and Contra Costa County and travels east-west through Walnut Creek.

  • What’s the speed limit in Walnut Creek?

    When driving through a business or a residential district, you can expect the speed limit to be 25 mph. If you’re driving in a school zone, the speed limit will usually be 20 mph to 25 mph. Two lane highways typically have a speed limit of 55 mph. Most freeways will have a speed limit that ranges between 65 mph and 70 mph.

  • Do Walnut Creek car rentals provide electric car rentals?

    Yes, you may rent an electric vehicle from one of the many cheap car rentals in Walnut Creek. The city of Walnut Creek has over 100 charging stations around the city. The well-known car rental firms Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, and Avis may offer electric cars on special request. Nonetheless, it's a good idea to get in touch with these companies ahead of time to make sure renting an electric car is still an option.  

  • Where are the best places to park in Walnut Creek?

    You can usually find plenty of free street parking in Walnut Creek, even in the city’s downtown area. In the city center, there are quite a few metered street spaces, however. You can pay for these meters with either coins or cards. There are a few different paid parking garages throughout the city that offer both hourly and daily rates. For instance, there is the Walnut Creek Parking Garage that is located on Main Street and is centrally placed in the heart of downtown. The Broadway Parking Garage on N Broadway Street is also another convenient option, and you can usually find free spots, even on the weekends. 

Walnut Creek car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

8.1

Very good

65 reviews
Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

8.0

3 locations in Walnut Creek

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Locations in Walnut Creek

2266 North Main Street

+1 925 280 2827

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00

2491 Monument Blvd

+1 925 969 0069

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

520 Contra Costa Blvd

+1 925 691 0178

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2.0 Poor

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Never go this Hertz location. I reserved a car and had a Hertz confirmation number. When I arrived they said they had no cars available. The worker would not even check on the computer to confirm they had no cars. She just told me there were no cars, even though the lot was full of cars. I had to get a ride and drive to Oakland airport and rented a car from Alamo (they were so much nicer). Worst customer service and I will never reserve a car from Hertz again.

8.0 Very good

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Jasmine at desk was wonderful!

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Amazing and fast service. Ford car was very clean and safe! Patti was incredible!

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Amazing staff (especially Patty). New and safe car helped get me to my Doctor appointments. Easy return. Great value!!

5.2 Fair

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was nice and had no issues

Cons:

Pick up took an hour. Staff member was kind but very slow and easily distracted and then we had to wait for car to be fully cleaned. After renting I called to try to adjust reservation and was told it couldn’t be adjusted at all so I had to change plans even though hertz states it can be changed.

8.0 Very good

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff and drop off was very easy

1 out of 14

Avis

9.4

Wonderful

10 reviews

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.5

Value for money

9.2

One location in Walnut Creek

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Locations in Walnut Creek

2654 North Main Street

+1 925 933 0333

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Friendly staff. No waiting

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Both staff people were exceptionally good.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
All aspects of the rental process went very well. I requested the car on-line; I received a reminder by email before my scheduled pick-up date; I arrived and the agent was very friendly and helpful; I completed the brief paperwork; the car was exactly what I had requested and it was there waiting for me; it was clean and in excellent shape, even though it had over 50 thousand miles on it. I was a little surprised about the rental prices, but I guess that is just the way things are.

8.0 Very good

Feb 2022

KAYAK
Nice staff

9.6 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The young lady was very efficient.

Cons:

Outside of the car could have been cleaner (the windows).

1 out of 2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.0

Wonderful

22 reviews

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.4

Value for money

8.8

3 locations in Walnut Creek

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2550 Monument Blvd

+1 925 688 8900

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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2679 N Main St

+1 925 210 9550

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3330 Mt Diablo Blvd

+1 925 284 2111

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Easy to reserve. They had exactly what we needed. Called to confirm a few days prior and explained procedure. The return was easy, but weird. Arrived at 5:02 and door was locked. The person was inside, but couldn't open the door, so just left keys in the Drop Box. The Walnut Creek office called asking if we were still going to return it there. That was news to us?

8.0 Very good

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was helpful and accommodating. The car was comfortable and efficient.

Cons:

Condition on the car upon pickup could have use a let more detailed cleaning. Dusty in areas, crumbs from prior use and even a few used napkins left in side doors.

6.8 Okay

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Price for vehicle

9.6 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The overall process was excellent. Staff, Company and company to customer was excellent.

Cons:

Not sure what features were available in Jeep model. - We were 7000+ feet on climb which our SUV handled well. When it came to steep decline (coming down the mountain), the button to turn on decline going 5 mph feature was disabled. My concern on steep decline from 7000+ feet was a concern if I would burn the braking system. Not sure if this is a feature that needs to be purchased, but at the same time there was a risk. Overall: Great SUV and would recommend to others.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything went very smoothly both when we picked up our car and dropped it back

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

It was a very nice experience overall

1 out of 3

Budget

6.4

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

7.2

2 locations in Walnut Creek

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Locations in Walnut Creek

1790 Concord Ave

+1 925 609 9109

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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2654 North Main Street

+1 925 938 5805

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Thanks to Avis person at location who helped with the entire process

2.0 Poor

May 2022

KAYAK
It's not customer friendly at all. Why do I HAVE TO GO to the same outlet for renewal ? Why can't I use two credit cards to pay? Why don't you accept a debit card, when you have used a credit card in the past? There are too many rules that are not customer friendly and make a renewal difficult and cumbersome. And the representative lady there wasn't helpful either. Throwing rule books at a customers face is not service.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing the lady was very sweet.

9.2 Wonderful

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

ease of pickup at this location. i had cancelled my first pickup location bc the Somerville road antioch location isb by far the slowest and worst Location i have ever visited.

Cons:

see above.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2022

KAYAK
The women at the front desk was not professional and didn’t exli n anything very well. They were under staffed and too busy to do anything correctly.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2022

KAYAK
This place cx’d my reservation without contacting me. Then I asked the supervisor Lissette at the Concord Ca location for her supervisor bc she couldn’t answer the questions I needed and she redirected me to the customer service center. I didn’t ask for that department. I asked for your supervisor. Totally disgusted with budget and will never again in life rent from them and Yall are about to go viral when I put it on my multiple platforms.

1 out of 2

Thrifty

6.1

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Walnut Creek

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Locations in Walnut Creek

2266 North Main Street

+1 925 280 2827

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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109 travelers who rented a car in Walnut Creek gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.1

Car rental locations in or near Walnut Creek

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

$62/day

Good deal

$41/day

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