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Tacoma, WA, United States
24 Jun — 1 Jul
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Tacoma car rental Information

Pick-up locationTacoma
Rental locations7

Cheap car rentals in Tacoma

C$ 65/dayEconomy
C$ 134/dayStandard SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Tacoma car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
9.1 Excellent (21 reviews)
4 locations in Tacoma
Enterprise
Locations in Tacoma
2602 Pacific Hwy E+1 253 926 3950
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4840 Washington South+1 253 475 4500
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
9249 Pacific Ave+1 253 531 4552
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
940 Market Street+1 253 573 1055
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 8.8
  • 9.2
  • 9.3
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
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Rated #2
Budget
7.4 Good (12 reviews)
2 locations in Tacoma
Budget
Locations in Tacoma
5124 74th Street West+1 253 582 5900
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
632 Broadway+1 253 272 2236
Monday08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday08:00 - 15:00
Thursday08:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 15:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday08:00 - 15:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
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Rated #3
Avis
7.3 Good (12 reviews)
2 locations in Tacoma
Avis
Locations in Tacoma
5124 74th Street West+1 253 471 3907
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
632 Broadway+1 253 272 1093
Monday08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday08:00 - 15:00
Thursday08:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 15:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday08:00 - 15:00
  • 6.6
  • 7.1
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
  • 7.6
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Rated #4
Hertz
6.9 Good (28 reviews)
1 location in Tacoma
Hertz
Locations in Tacoma
4802 S Tacoma Way+1 253 474 6150
Monday08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday08:00 - 15:00
Thursday08:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 15:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 6.8
  • 7
  • 6.8
  • 6.7
  • 7.1
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Apollo Car Rentals
1 location in Tacoma
Apollo Car Rentals
Locations in Tacoma
Seattle - Fife Depot
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Rent-A-Wreck
1 location in Tacoma
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in Tacoma
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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73 travellers who rented a car in Tacoma gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

Car rental locations in or near Tacoma

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.
  • 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

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz (C$ 164/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 4802 S Tacoma Way 98409 (5 kilometers from city center).

  • The average gas price in Tacoma is C$ 4.16 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 50 and C$ 66, depending on the car size.

  • Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Tacoma.

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

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

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

  • A Supplier choice car rental in Tacoma costs C$ 607 per day, on average.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.