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Tacoma car hire

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KAYAK’s 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.
  • Book your rental car in Tacoma at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Tacoma

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Tacoma?

    The average price of fuel in Tacoma is ₹ 312 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a petrol tank costs between ₹ 3,749 and ₹ 4,999, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Tacoma?

    Standard (Mitsubishi Outlander or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Tacoma.

  • Which hire car agencies are at Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport (SEA)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport include Hertz, Europcar, Thrifty and Dollar.

  • Which hire car agencies will pick you up at Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport (SEA)?

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

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

    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 Tacoma?

    A Standard car hire in Tacoma costs ₹ 4,988 per day, on average.

Tacoma car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

6.4

Best rated

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.2

One location in Tacoma

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Locations in Tacoma

4802 S Tacoma Way

+1 253 474 6150

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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2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Even though I had a confirmation from Hertz, when I arrived at the location they specified, there was no car. The people who worked there were rude, loud, unhelpful. They told me my best option was to take an Uber 40 mins north to another location ($100 Uber ride). So not use this service! And do not if you can help it try to rent a car from Hertz in Tacoma because a reservation means 0.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
I reserved a car through kayak, made plans dependent on that car, then was told an hour before picking up the car that there were no cars available. Never renting a car through Hertz or Kayak again !

2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
I made the reservation for 12 noon on 12/16. We got there at 12:05 and the office closed at 12:00. They would not allow us to rent the car. Your website did not mention that the particular location closed at 12 pm. I should not have been able to make the reservation for 12 since they closed at 12. I was left without a car.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I did not even get to rent at all.

2.0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly yes, helpful.....I guess. He let me know he didn’t have the car I’d reserved or anything available that could accommodate 6 people.

Cons:

Inventory. Place was filthy. Understaffed. Associate wore mask under nose.

2.0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything.

1 out of 11

Budget

8.0

Very Good

15 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.8

One location in Tacoma

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Locations in Tacoma

632 Broadway

+1 253 272 2236

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
I was able to pick up the car fairly easily, smooth process took less than 5 minutes to both pick up the car and return it. Was able to get a fairly new vehicle that ran very smoothly, was cleaned beforehand. Drama free. Front desk staff was very friendly.

8.0 Very Good

Sep 2022

KAYAK
All in the rental was fine, it did have a faint smell of cigarett smoke, in total a good experince.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

the staff was very helpful and nice. The car was very clean and nicer than I expected

4.4 Mediocre

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I was told over website that budget,will accept Debit Card, but at location that is not true.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Fairly good website

Cons:

The website rental confirmation did not correspond to actual car availability. The rental confirmation did not actually exist. Had I not called the local rental office, I would not have found out there there were no cars to rent - and I would have been totally out of luck and stranded.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Very easy and fast check-in

1 out of 4

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.7

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

7.9

4 locations in Tacoma

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Locations in Tacoma

2602 Pacific Hwy E

+1 253 926 3950

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3505 S Tacoma Way

+1 253 475 4500

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

9249 Pacific Ave

+1 253 531 4552

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

940 Market Street

+1 253 573 1055

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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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Zoe , the gal that helped me was exceptional....she was busy but was an absolute delight.. she is a keeper....thank you Enterprise

8.0 Very Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly and helpful

9.2 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Overall the rental was nice, the only minor issue I had and it was probably due to high volvume, but the inside was not necessarily the cleanest but for what we needed it suffices. I usually get top notch from enterprise so I won’t fault them for this one transgression. I’d use them again

8.8 Very Good

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

After hours drop off!

10.0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was really helpful and friendly. No pressure to buy insurance, which was supplied by my credit card.

Cons:

Nothing. I'd definitely use them again!

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Service are very efficient

1 out of 6

Avis

7.3

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

One location in Tacoma

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632 Broadway

+1 253 272 1093

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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2.0 Poor

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

They had no minivans or SUVsa available and did not let me know till 2hrs before pickup

8.0 Very Good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Rented a Corolla...lots of pep. Overall, a great experience

8.4 Very Good

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

easy to find and get out

Cons:

weren't a lot of stores open on Sunday

2.0 Poor

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

If using a debit card you have to go thru a credit check....if you don't pass you can't rent. If you pass you have to put down a Ludacris deposit.

6.0 Okay

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

N/A- we changed our reservation and dropped off at Avis at Seatac airport. That was a good experience.

8.0 Very Good

Apr 2023

KAYAK
The process was easy and a positive experience.

1 out of 3

Sixt

7.5

Good

No reviews available

One location in Tacoma

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1201 Pacific Ave, Suite 600

+1 206 454 8256

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00

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Rent-A-Wreck

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Tacoma

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9313 South Tacoma Way

+1 253 584 1833

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:30 - 16:00

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Apollo Car Rentals

No score available yet

One location in Tacoma

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Locations in Tacoma

Seattle - Fife Depot

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94 travellers who rented a car in Tacoma gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

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Pick-up locationTacoma
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