Gain ultimate flexibility and rent a car upon your arrival in Oklahoma City. Don’t rely on public transport schedules and delayed trains when you can explore the city and its surroundings conveniently on your own four wheels. The recreational Lake Thunderbird State Park, for instance, is 30 miles from the city and only a 35-minute drive away.
If you come to Oklahoma by plane and land at Will Rogers World Airport, only 11 miles separate you from the city center. Conveniently, the airport sports its own rental car center, so a vehicle can be picked up easily upon arrival. The rental center is located north of the terminal and courtesy shuttle buses bring travelers to and from it. Companies like Alamo, Avis, and Enterprise are there to provide vehicles for all tastes.
Driving in Oklahoma City is comparable to many other US cities and quite an enjoyable undertaking. Road conditions are not pristine in some places, so driving defensively and slowing down can be helpful. It is also important to note that Oklahoma drivers have a reputation for being quite impatient, especially during rush hour.
Traffic congestion is not as bad in Oklahoma as in other cities like Boston or LA; yet, if possible, try to avoid driving through the city between 7-9 in the morning and 5-7 in the evening. Most affected are the I-235 and I-44, as they narrow down into two lanes, making wait times of up to an hour. Make sure to plan well in advance, especially when going to the airport, and check the current traffic situation before leaving the accommodation.
25% of our users found rental cars in Oklahoma City for C$ 51 or less
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Economy rental cars in Oklahoma City are around 77% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Oklahoma City
Some car rental companies in Oklahoma City which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget and Hertz
On average a hire car in Oklahoma City costs C$ 134 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz (C$ 75/day), Budget (C$ 92/day) and Alamo (C$ 100/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Budget 5201 S Meridian Ave 73119 (10 kilometers from city center).
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Oklahoma City are Alamo (8.4, 95 reviews), Budget (8.3, 77 reviews), and Enterprise (7.3, 193 reviews).
The average gas price in Oklahoma City is C$ 4.42 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 53 and C$ 71, depending on the car size.
Compact (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Oklahoma City.
Car rental companies onsite at Will Rogers World airport include Budget and Hertz.
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Will Rogers World airport to off-airport locations include Budget and Hertz.
A Compact car rental in Oklahoma City costs C$ 51 per day, on average.
A Full-size car rental in Oklahoma City costs C$ 306 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car rental in Oklahoma City costs C$ 59 per day, on average.
In Oklahoma City, cars are most frequently rented at Budget 509 East Memorial Road (16 km from city centre ).
On average a rental car in Oklahoma City costs C$ 941 per week (C$ 134 per day).
On average a rental car in Oklahoma City costs C$ 4,031 per month (C$ 134 per day).
Which type of car is ideal depends on your plans. If driving through the city will be the majority of your trip, choose an economy car that will need less gas and can squeeze more easily into a new lane or a parking spot. Travelers who want to explore the surrounding countryside may want to opt for an SUV or a convertible to get the most of the sun.
In Oklahoma City, 25 mph is allowed in residential areas and 55-65 mph on rural roads that are undivided. Divided rural roads allow drivers to speed up to 65-70 mph and 70 mph is permitted on freeways. Always look out for posted speed limit signs and adhere to them at all times. Speed should also be adjusted to road and weather conditions.
With an average of $2.00 per gallon, Oklahoma City has rather low gas prices compared to many other US cities. When refilling the tank at gas stations like 7-Eleven or Sam’s Club, prices can even drop to $1.85 per gallon. Credit cards are usually accepted at all places and keep in mind that gas stations around the airport tend to be more expensive.
On-street parking in Oklahoma City is metered in most places and can vary in time and price. Usually, the operating hours are between 8 am and 6 pm on weekdays, while weekends and public holidays are free all day. Alternatively, there are parking garages like the Century Center or Santa Fe, which also have daily or monthly rates (around $10 per day).