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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Napa

  • Choosing car hire in Napa offers the advantage of flexibility and mobility, allowing you to explore the region at your own pace. With a car, you can easily visit the numerous wineries located throughout Napa Valley and create your own personalised wine tour. Public transport may not provide direct access to some of the more remote vineyards or boutique wineries, making a hire car essential for a comprehensive wine-tasting experience. However, be advised that drinking and driving is illegal, so it is recommended that you have a designated driver. Finally, using car hire in Napa lets you easily venture beyond Napa Valley and explore nearby attractions such as Lake Berryessa or the scenic coastal towns along the Pacific Ocean.
  • The airport closest to the city of Napa is Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport (STS), located approximately 50 miles (80 km) south of Napa. To hire a car from here, several car hire companies are available, including major brands like Hertz, Avis and Budget. These car hire companies have their counters conveniently located within the airport terminal, eliminating the need for a shuttle to reach them. Once you collect your luggage, simply follow the signs to the car hire area, where you can easily find the counters of the different car hire companies.
  • Driving in Napa is on the right-hand side of the road. In the area, you will find a mix of cars, from modern sedans to luxury vehicles, reflecting the region's affluent and tourist-friendly nature. The roads in Napa are generally well-maintained, offering smooth driving experiences. However, it is important to be cautious of cyclists and pedestrians, particularly in downtown areas and near vineyards. Overall, driving in Napa allows for convenient exploration of the area's picturesque landscapes and vineyards.
  • Using Napa car hire may have a few disadvantages. During peak tourist seasons, such as summer and harvest time, the roads throughout the Napa Valley can get quite busy. The Silverado Trail and Highway 29, which are major thoroughfares, experience higher traffic volumes. Rush hour traffic tends to occur in the mornings between 07:00 and 09:00 and in the evenings between 16:00 and 18:00, particularly on weekdays. However, with proper planning and consideration of alternative routes, the disadvantages can be mitigated.
  • Book your rental car in Napa at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Napa are around 94% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Napa

  • How much is the price of fuel in Napa?

    The average price of fuel in Napa is ₹ 319 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a petrol tank costs between ₹ 3,828 and ₹ 5,104, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Napa?

    Standard (Ford Transit or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Napa.

  • Which hire car agencies are at San Francisco airport (SFO)?

    Car hire companies onsite at San Francisco airport include Dollar, Hertz, Alamo, Budget, Avis, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Thrifty, Fox, Europcar and Sixt.

  • Which hire car agencies will pick you up at San Francisco airport (SFO)?

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

  • How can I find car hires near me in Napa?

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

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Napa?

    A Standard car hire in Napa costs ₹ 13,594 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Napa?

    A Special car hire in Napa costs ₹ 4,781 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Napa?

    A Full Size car hire in Napa costs ₹ 10,680 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Napa?

    When it comes to car hire in Napa, it is recommended to choose a comfortable and versatile vehicle to enhance your experience. Opting for a car with good fuel efficiency is advisable, as it allows you to explore the region without worrying about frequent refuelling. Consider a compact or mid-sized car that is suitable for driving on the scenic roads of Napa Valley and navigating parking spaces in downtown areas. Additionally, if you plan to visit wineries or vineyards, a car with ample boot space for storing your purchases is beneficial. Overall, choosing a comfortable and fuel-efficient car is ideal for a pleasant driving experience in Napa.

  • What's the speed limit in Napa?

    In Napa, the speed limits vary depending on the area you are in. In urban areas and residential neighbourhoods, the speed limit is generally 25 mph. The speed limit on undivided highways and rural roads is typically 55 mph. However, on some highways and motorways, the speed limit can be higher, reaching 65 mph or more. It's important to pay attention to the posted signs and adjust your speed accordingly to ensure safety and compliance with local regulations while driving in Napa.

  • Where are the best places to park in Napa?

    In Napa, there are various options for parking, depending on your destination. In downtown Napa, you can find metered street parking, with rates typically around $1.50 per hour (around £1.08). Be sure to check the parking signs for time limitations and payment methods. Additionally, there are several public car parks available, such as the First Street Garage and the Second Street Garage, with rates averaging $1.50-2.50 per hour (around £1.08-1.80). Some hotels and wineries offer free parking for their visitors. It's recommended to check with your specific destination for parking options and any associated costs.

Napa car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

41 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

3 locations in Napa

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Locations in Napa

18981 Sonoma Hwy

+1 707 253 8000

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230 Soscol Avenue

+1 707 253 8000

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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3270 Sonoma Blvd

+1 707 647 4545

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Friendly , knowledgeable employees. Clean, newer model cars. didn't accept AARP (bummer). Called UBER to return us to our residence (not an available service on a Saturday, of which we were not aware).

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Sometimes I can't get the type of vehicle that I reserved because of supply and demand.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Did not like anything, they didn’t have the car I booked and the only other option was twice as expensive and would use 4 times the gas.

Cons:

Would’ve been better if they had the car that I had booked when I arrived.

8.0 Very Good

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Return location did not provide for transportation opportunities such as Lyft or Uber. Very isolated at airport garage.

9.2 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Location and great customer service

Cons:

Na

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I have been in Napa Valley for 6 months and have rented cars from Enterprise 6 different occasions. Sami was always pleasant and professional. That is a very busy car rental office and every time I was there it was busy and Sami and her Staff where always happy and eager to accommodate. YOU can always tell when a location has a good leader by the way the Staff treats their guests and their attitude. I have told all the associates and concierge to use and refer Enterprise Rent a Car on Soscol Road in Napa Valley. Love and will miss you Sami!!! Mary Beth Gualtieri

1 out of 7

Hertz

2.5

Cleanliness

3.2

Comfort

3.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.5

3 locations in Napa

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22690 Broadway

+1 707 935 1323

Monday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 17:00
Tuesday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 17:00
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686 Soscol Av.

+1 707 265 7575

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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850 Redwood St

+1 707 642 8391

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Very easy the employee from Vallejo location was really nice very professional thank you 🙏🏼 can’t remember her name

4.0 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff and the car itself were nice.

Cons:

Being told I will have to pay double the price I originally booked when I came to pick up the car.

5.2 Fair

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The employees were nice but the lack of vehicles on the day of pick up was terrible

Cons:

The radio in the rental car did not work and nothing was done on the part of hertz to resolve the matter

2.0 Poor

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I made two reservations with the correct confirmation number for both of them. At the time that I went to the rental office to pick it up the car they told me that they DONT HAVE ANY CAR AVAILABLE!!..Not even one of them were available. Worse service ever.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

They called the morning of the rental and said that they did not have a car for me at this location or at any location within a 60 mile radius.

5.6 Fair

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

It was very easy and convenient at drop off. Quick and easy access to airport suttle.

Cons:

The car was little dusty and pet hair.

1 out of 8

Avis

10.0

Wonderful

9 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Napa

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476 Soscol Avenue

+1 707 258 8564

Monday07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday07:00 - 16:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly customer service. Easy access from downtown Napa

Cons:

Limited selection, although pleasantly surprised that we had the choice between a Yaris and a VW Beetle for the same price.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Wonderful woman working the counter.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
The pick up in Napa was smooth and positive. The drop-off in San Jose was extremely poor. I was overcharged and had to follow up with customer service, who did an amazing job to solve the problem. The staff member at the San Jose location took an hour and a half to complete my check-in after telling me to “just drop the keys” because he was with another customer for 20 minutes while I waited. I was charged for the hour and a half that HE took to check in my car. I also left the gas tank FULL, and confirmed with him. He charged me for fuel as well. Not sure how he has a job.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick & personable service along with a clean, gas efficient & comfortable car for a fantastic rate.

1 out of 2

Budget

10.0

Wonderful

17 reviews

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Napa

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Locations in Napa

476 Soscol Avenue

+1 707 224 7846

Monday07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday07:00 - 16:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

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The drop off was super easy and they helped me all the way thru.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

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great service

7.6 Good

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Female staff at pickup with friendly and fast.

Cons:

Staff at dropoff left a sign on the door that he was at the gas station and would be right back. We weiated.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2019

KAYAK

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Perfect took me right back to airport to catch my flight. Thank you was pleasurable..

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

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Dave, who helped me check in, was fantastic!!! So pleasant and gave me a great Subaru Forrester. His sister helped me check out- also so friendly and kind. Will definitely recommend this place!

8.4 Very Good

Apr 2017

KAYAK

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Excellent customer service - they didn't have to remind me about whether I'd filled up the car, but they did and it saved me money

1 out of 3

Thrifty

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One location in Napa

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850 Redwood Street

+1 707 642 8391

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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8.0 Very Good

Apr 2023

KAYAK
It was an Ultra busy day. There were no car rentals available when I got there and had to wait 2 hours for somebody to drop off a car. The people in front of the line got the last vehicle and they didn’t even have a reservation. I reserved the night before thru Kayak via priceline and my reservation did not reserve the last vehicle. Despite being very busy, the staff was very nice and professional; however, the booking process failed. I am not sure where in the process, but it is enough to switch booking cites from Kayak to Google. I previously gave Kayak feedback and Kayak did not take note of the feedback and only blamed the customer for Kayak’s wrong doings. I have correspondence emails of the back and forth between me and kayak customer support that continues to blame the customer for Kayak’s fault and made zero effort to make the changes. For the past 15 years, I have used Kayak. This will be the last time I use Kayak as another military member recommended a better cite. It is easy to strip loyalty and respect and harder to regain that respect.

1 out of 1

Zeeba Rent-A-Van

No score available yet

One location in Napa

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2030 Airport Rd

+1 800 940 9332

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98 travellers who rented a car in Napa gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

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