Car rental alternatives in Bakersfield, CA

by Bakersfield

Situated in the heart of Kern County and next to California’s classic landscape and rusting rigs, Bakersfield’s rich history is on full display.

Mix up your visit with modern attractions plus award-winning museums and you’ll soon fall in love with the lively culture and community. Take your time and book your Bakersfield car rental alternative to make the most of your trip.

Bakersfield favorites

Bakersfield continues to grow at a rapid pace with plenty of intriguing spots all over the city to keep you entertained and relaxed.

Buck Owens' Crystal Palace

In honor of music star and local legend Buck Owens, this palace celebrates his life and acts as the stomping grounds for concerts, the Buck Owens Museum, and a nightclub and restaurant.

Fox Theater

Catch a theatrical performance, comedy show, or concert inside the intimate and charming Fox Theater. Built in the late 1920s, this historical gem has stood the test of time.

Murray Family Farms

Head over in your Bakersfield car rental alternative to the popular “Big Red Farm.” Fun for the whole family, Murray Family Farms has an interactive animal area for the kids and delicious roasted corn and pies.

Skip the rental car counter

Hit the road

Treat yourself to a well-deserved getaway and head out of town. A short drive away, take your pick from mountain lakes and desert hills to relaxing beaches or delightful vineyards.

Kern Canyon

A few miles from Bakersfield, soak in the serene wilderness in Kern Canyon. After hiking, fishing, or camping, be sure to stay for the stunning sunset as the rays reflect across the Kern River.

Lake Ming

A 10-mile jaunt away, Lake Ming is a popular spot for motorboats, waterskiing, rafting, and sailing. Pack your picnic and barbecue gear if you plan to stay the entire day.

Silver City Ghost Town

A diamond in the rough, make a pit stop at Silver City Ghost Town and admire the historic structures found and collected from the Kern River Valley.

Average ratings in Bakersfield (4.9 stars)

BMW 3 Series 2015
Really nice car. I'd rent it every day if I could. Juan is awesome and his location was very convenient for me
Cabree P. - September 17, 2019
Lexus ES 350 2014
100% Satisfaction! Wonderful experience, Vehicle was delivered on time, reasonably priced rental. Beautiful Clean Lexus! Smooth and very comfortable ride. Why bother with an expensive car rental agency When you can rent with Philip! Thanks for a smooth and enjoyable experience! Will definitely use your services again. 😀
Lorraine D. - September 9, 2018
Toyota Corolla 2015
Chuck was professional and communicated on a timely manner. Car was clean and ran smoothly.
Jessica C. - September 16, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2015
He was very understanding and just patient, i appreciated that. The car was awesome too 😁
Adriana S. - September 18, 2019
Ford Mustang 2015
The car was super cool..And the host was awesome too!!
David M. - October 5, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2015
Chuck was great! The car was great. Would use this Toyota again.
Cathy C. - October 9, 2019
Nissan Sentra 2015
Sarah was so awesome 😎 definitely will be renting her nissan 😊
Ambria S. - October 7, 2019
Lincoln MKZ 2013
Wanted to rent a nice car to go to universal studios for the day and I made a good choice picking Eric and his car. Eric is very nice, made the whole experience fast and easy.
Jocelyn G. - May 27, 2019
BMW 4 Series 2014
Last minute we requested Alma’s vehicle because our car broke down on the way to LA and she saved us by getting back to us so quickly! The car was amazing to drive all weekend and we are very happy with our rental. Thank you so much for being so accommodating. 🙂
Randall H. - July 16, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2015
Very cordial person and extremely accommodating .
Joshua H. - September 30, 2019
Lexus IS 200t 2017
First time renting thru app, much easier and convenient then rental car companies. The car was amazing. Clean and well taken care of. Leo walked me thru everything about the car for my trip. Would definitely recommend to family and friends
Jonathan M. - June 24, 2019
Ford Mustang 2007
El alquiler con Jeremy fuéramos mas que perfecto. Somos una pareja española sin experiencia en Turo y con un inglés malo. Desde el principio nos ayudó con todo y fué muy paciente. El coche es perfecto, limpio, potente, elegante y sin un alto consumo. Ojalá todos los dueños en el futuro sean tan increíbles como él. Gracias de nuevo Jeremy, has hecho de nuestras vacaciones algo inolvidable. English: The car was amazing. Jeremy, the owner even better. If you want to rent a mustang, you must rent with him. 100% recommended !!
Miguel P. - July 29, 2019
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BMW 4 Series 2014
Alma was great to rent from. Car was very clean and fun to drive and she was very easy to work with. Would rent from her anytime
Dejzun Henry C. - July 31, 2019
Ford Mustang 2015
Alma was great to work with. Great on communication, flexible on pick up and returns, very nice, very clean well taken care of car. I'll definitely be renting from her again :) Thanks Alma
Bradley T. - August 6, 2019
Toyota Camry 2019
FAITH A. - September 3, 2019
BMW 4 Series 2014
Great car! Thanks to alma for letting me rent her vehicle.👍🏽👍🏽
Rachel K. - September 9, 2019
Toyota Camry 2019
Balshinder was a great car host with great service and communication. His car was excellent for my trip. I highly recommend!
Artemio P. - August 25, 2019
BMW 4 Series 2014
Alma was great! I loved the car and Alma even let me extend the trip which was much appreciated. Would definitely rent from her again.
Christopher K. - June 23, 2019
Ford Mustang 2007
Jeremy was amazing to work with super clean car I would definitely do it again
Matt H. - August 5, 2019
Ford Mustang 2007
Jeremy was super easy to work with. I would highly recommend renting his Mustang convertible. It’s very clean and a blast to drive!
Brandon J. - July 14, 2019
Toyota Camry 2019
Excellent car for our little beach getaway, super clean and very good gas mileage! Mr. Balshinder was very flexible and easy to communicate with. Would definitely recommend that my friends and family see if this vehicle is available for their future outings.. My wife and I are definitely going to be using Mr. Balshinder’s vehicle again in our next adventure, if it’s available... Thanks again!
James G. - July 20, 2019
Lexus IS 200t 2017
Car was all set and ready by pick up. Lee’o made sure we had everything I needed. Communication was great if I had any questions. Super clean and fun ride! Smooth transaction!
Juan P. - July 18, 2019
Ford Mustang 2007
Jeremy, and the use of this awesome car, made our time in CA absolutely Amazing!! He was very flexible with pick up and drop off, car was super clean and detailed, price was on point, and was an absolute blast to drive around California in style. Would recommend a thousand times over!!
B S. - August 14, 2019
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2014
This was my 1st experience using turo. Kyle is a great host. He made it easy for me, he took the time to explain everything. His Corvette is eye candy and gets all the look's. I would definitely rent from Kyle again.
Daniel F. - August 28, 2019
Ford Mustang 2007
I rented Jeremy’s Mustang for the night I proposed to my girlfriend. And it was the first time I used Turo. Everything went so smoothly with Jeremy and he was so flexible with everything. His service really helped our special night. And she said yes! Thank you so much Jeremy.
Patrick B. - August 19, 2019
Acura ILX 2016
Amazing rental experience. Victor was super professional, he dropped off/ and picked up the car from my house. Highly recommended, will definitely rent out again!
Belal A. - September 10, 2018
BMW 4 Series 2014
I took the bmw to L.A. for the weekend and the ride was very smooth and fun. Not only was the car is very clean but also in awesome shape. Made the entire trip better. Alma is very easy to work with and communicates very well with her renters. I'd recommend her every time period.
Jeremiah B. - December 16, 2018
Mazda 6 2017
Salvador was a awesome guy to rent from. The Mazda 6 was a amazing car with all the safety features. It got excellent fuel mileage. This is a amazing car for any trip as we went to Las Vegas the car with all of its safety features and comfort for a family of four made our trip amazing. Salvador is a awesome person and communicated with us from the start of our trip till the to end. Salvador we thank you for making our trip to Las Vegas with your Mazda 6 a very relaxing a comfortably trip.
Demeteres L. - November 25, 2018
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2014
I was very happy with this Rental!
Tyler M. - June 8, 2019
Lincoln MKZ 2013
Went to a wedding and the car ran great! The renting process was easy with Eric. Would rent it again.
Merrylynn W. - May 20, 2019
Ford Mustang 2015
Alma’s Ford Mustang is great. Gets me from point A to point B easily every time I book with her. Communication is excellent. Would say top rated host in the area. Hassle free always.
Yusef M. - July 31, 2019
Ford Mustang 2007
Jeremy was awesome to deal with, cooperative, flexible, very easy going, car was nice and clean. Highly recommended. Thanks Jeremy.
Tamara D. - July 5, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2015
Great guy reasonable and on time
Francisco M. - August 26, 2019
Ford Mustang 2007
Always amazing when booking with Jeremy!
Cabree P. - August 29, 2019
Audi A4 2018
This was my first rental on Turo and it by far was an amazing experience. Pick-up and Return was great! Amazing communication and much more, Thank you!
Jordan T. - October 6, 2018
Ford Mustang 2016
Great guy, great car. Had a fun trip, thanks Kyle
Daniel M. - May 26, 2018
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2014
Jesus' S550 was perfect. He made the entire process of picking up and dropping off simple. The car was extremely clean and a dream to drive. I will definitely rent his Mercedes again in the future.
Michael O. - May 28, 2018
BMW 5 Series 2008
Manuel is a really cool guy and knows he’s vehicles very well . It was more than just renting a car he opened up the conversation about mutual interest and passions . Thanks for the great service man 👍🏼
Franklin E. - April 19, 2018
BMW 5 Series 2008
Manuel was amazing. Car was on point. I got many compliments when I had it. The 5 series BMW is a extraordinary car and with Manuel owning it you can't go wrong. Would rent again from him anytime.
Jeremy G. - May 14, 2018
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2014
Great experience riding the car and renting it out. Owner has great communication and will help if needed. Would recommend and rent again in the near future! Thank you. Beautiful car.
Abdulrahman A. - June 16, 2018
Audi A4 2018
Really Nice Car. Josh was friendly and was easy to check in and check out. Will rent this car again.
Efrain S. - June 9, 2018
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2014
Convenient, reliable, and made the car renting experience easy. Super clean car!
Loreto G. - June 27, 2018
BMW 3 Series 2008
Manuel was very helpful from the first moment of contact. Also, reassured if needed he would be available, which is always a plus. Very easy going, nice, and professional host. Overall, Manuel has your best interest, and wants the renter to have the best experience possible. Would definitely rent from him again!
Adrian G. - July 14, 2018
BMW 4 Series 2014
Very nice car and in good condition! Alma is a great renter. Was very flexible and quick to respond
Ashley W. - July 26, 2018
Ford Mustang 2016
This was my first time using Turo and Kyle was definitely the best person to rent from! He was very kind and friendly! 10/10 would rent from him again!
Emerald P. - August 12, 2018
BMW 3 Series 2008
Was flexible when I asked to pick up the car, and had it clean for me. Told me the details about the car and its functions. Thank you. Would rent again.
Johnny G. - August 21, 2018
Ford Mustang 2016
Car has strict rules but over all was a great trip. Kyle has great communication and is very friendly.
Tyler H. - September 9, 2018
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2014
Fun, clean, car will rent again.
Erik B. - March 24, 2019
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2014
Great running car. Very low mileage. Owner cares about his car and keeps it clean. Easy to work with and very flexible on time. Will rent again when in town.
Copper P. - March 28, 2019
Chrysler 200 2015
Had no problems with the reservation or trip. Thiago was very professional and kept his car clean.
Shelbi H. - March 29, 2019
Fernando Andr
Honda Accord 2010
The rental was amazing great service!
Fernando Andr G. - November 18, 2018
BMW 4 Series 2014
Car was very reliable very clean the renter is on time and punctual,,,,,, I give this car and it’s renter a 5 star review I will definitely love to rent this vehicle again
Rudy G. - September 25, 2018
BMW 3 Series 2015
Juan was a gentleman and fantastic facilitator when dealing with caveats.
Bryce F. - May 29, 2019
Lincoln MKZ 2013
Easy to work with, and good communication. Nice car!
Clayton B. - June 26, 2019
Lexus IS 200t 2017
Good service, clean ride inside & out, very cool sound system, will rent again
Luis D. - June 27, 2019
Ford Mustang 2015
The Mustang was a nice, dependable car. Alma was friendly and easy to communicate with. 5 star experience.
Clayton B. - June 16, 2019
Lincoln MKZ 2013
Eric was Amazing we will definatly renta agin
Katia R. - June 4, 2019
Audi A4 2018
Very nice car. The pick up and drop off was very convenient. Loved the car!
Lorena E. - April 22, 2018
BMW 5 Series 2008
Very enjoyable experience with Manuel's BMW! The car ran perfect and was super comfortable! I didn't want to return it! :-) Would definitely love to use it again!
Malissa F. - April 23, 2018
Audi A4 2018
Josh is a very nice guy. Car is absolutely beautiful. Everything went perfectly!
John M. - April 30, 2018
BMW 3 Series 2008
Manuel is so easy going and his car was perfect!! All around a fantastic experience!!
Misty L. - May 5, 2018
Ford Mustang 2016
My second time and hopefully not my last renting this beauty from Kyle who is a awesome host. Only reason I give 5 stars is 10 wasn’t a option. Thanks again Kyle hope to see ya again
Jeffrey P. - May 13, 2018
Audi A4 2018
Such a cool car. It has all the bells and whistles you could want. Josh was also awesome he always got back to me quickly when I messaged and provided a great experience!
Christopher K. - May 30, 2018
BMW 4 Series 2014
Second time renting Alma’s BMW awesome vehicle to use very clean and dependable,,,,, can’t wait to rent this vehicle again ,,,,,
Rudy G. - October 10, 2018
Audi A4 2018
Excellent all around! Great car and service.
Marisol V. - June 27, 2018
Stephen B
Volvo S60 2012
Nice clean car, great highway gas milage, very clean and full featured. Edgar made pickup and drop off convenient and pleasant.
Stephen B C. - June 30, 2018
Ford Mustang 2016
This was my first experience with Turo and Kyle made it an excellent one. The car was beautiful, the pickup and drop off was simple and the price was affordable. Had a great time driving my wife to the beach with the top down for our anniversary. I would definitely recommend this vehicle and this service to everyone I know.
Scott G. - June 22, 2018
Dodge Challenger 2014
This was my first time using Turo & Valentin really set the bar for every trip after! He made it so easy and enjoyable!
Alexandria M. - July 31, 2018
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2014
Jesus is a great host and the S Class is high class all the way. What an amazing car. It’s virtually brand new & well maintained. Worth every penny!
Antonio R. - July 31, 2018
BMW 3 Series 2008
Very fun car, was clean and drove great.
Mackenzie I. - August 28, 2018
Lexus ES 350 2014
Very very clean car in great shape.. rides great. Good communication with owner. I recommend this car to all..
Antonio S. - August 23, 2018
BMW 3 Series 2008
This car runs good and got to and from were ever I needed to go I will definitely like t use it again
Rudy G. - September 4, 2018
Chrysler 200 2015
Great and easy renting! Thanks thiago!
Cressa T. - November 12, 2018
Dodge Challenger 2014
Thank you valentin, you made my off days very enjoyable and affordable for to rent this. He is very helpful and always in touch all through rented period. I’ll definitely rent this again. God bless you
Mandeep S. - November 14, 2018
Chrysler 200 2015
Easy reservation process, communication was fast, clean car
Josie M. - March 16, 2019
BMW 4 Series 2014
I’ve been renting from Alma regularly for some time now very dependable vehicle and it’s always clean
Rudy G. - November 20, 2018
BMW 4 Series 2014
Car was fabulous and very clean and a lot of fun to drive
Carleton G. - December 10, 2018
BMW 4 Series 2014
Used Alma’s 4 series BMW it was a pleasure to work with her, car was waiting for our arrival and when we returned. Clean well maintained and fun to drive. Would certainly call her again when we visit next time....Thanks
Ron B. - November 26, 2018
Ford Mustang 2015
Thank you. Very kind, helpful individuals with an awesome ride!!!
Tony S. - May 12, 2019
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2014
Kyles Vette is great!!! This thing gets all the looks when you’re driving around. Kyle was extremely flexible with the pickup and drop off. I had to drop off early to leave town. No problem, Kyle accommodated. Would use again.
Desmond C. - June 3, 2019
Lexus IS 200t 2017
Always clean, always a joy to drive.
Tyler S. - July 1, 2019
Lincoln MKZ 2013
Eric was a very good host. On time for the appointment and very professional. Would definitely recommend
Michael M. - July 7, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2008
You will love your driving experience!
Fedricia H. - May 4, 2018
Burt Perry
BMW 5 Series 2008
Awesome ride and allowed for early pick up
Burt Perry H. - May 11, 2018
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2014
Jesus’ Mercedes is awesome! We used it for our wedding day and it made our day even more special!
Mark V. - May 27, 2018
Ford Mustang 2016
First experience with Turo and it was great!
April D. - July 31, 2018
BMW 4 Series 2014
Alma is a great host. She was punctual and communicated quickly. Her BMW was immaculate and felt brand new, and it was fun to drive. You won’t be disappointed. I will definitely book with Alma again.
Antonio R. - August 22, 2018
Ford Mustang 2015
Good communication with the host. Sweet ride!
Yusef M. - August 19, 2018
Chrysler 200 2015
Great customer service, friendly! Super easy to work with. Recommend to anyone!
Matthew A. - March 24, 2019
Chevrolet Volt 2017
Cameron runs a tight Turo ship!
Andrew K. - April 7, 2019

Nearby car rental alternatives

Best Bakersfield driving roads

Lake Isabella Loop

Start the day early and take your sweet time weaving along the Kern River while passing by natural hot springs on the way to Lake Isabella.

Rancheria Road

A scenic route with plenty of interesting sites along the way, head toward Lake Ming and then continue toward Rancheria Road for orchard fields and views of the strikingly beautiful Greenhorn Mountains.

Central Valley Highway

Hop into your Bakersfield car rental alternative and take the Central Valley Highway through the bountiful agricultural countryside with a side trip to the historic Colonel Allensworth State Park.