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Car Rental in Tulsa: the “Oil Capital of the World
Tulsa, or the “Oil Capital of the World,” is a scintillating seat of historical frontier culture. The local economic boom of the 1920s brought signs of the high life to Tulsa, such as beautiful architecture, fine dining, and the arts, and despite the oil crisis of the 1970s and ‘80s, these signs remain. Make the most of your visit to this unique city and its gorgeous surroundings by staying mobile with a rental car. Book your car today!
For the best weather, visit Tulsa between May and October.
The de facto national language of the United States is English, which is also the native language of most Oklahomans. However, about 11% of Tulsa’s population speaks native Spanish. Tulsa was originally settled by the Loachapoka Band of Creek Native Americans, and Muskogee is still spoken in the area today. In fact, many of North America’s indigenous languages are still spoken in Oklahoma, as many nations were relocated here throughout the 19th century.
Tulsa is located in the Central Time Zone, UTC-6.
The currency throughout the United States is the dollar. Currency exchange is available at airports and popular tourist destinations, and credit cards are accepted at the vast majority of businesses.
Automobile hire is available in 6 locations throughout Tulsa, including the Tulsa International Airport (TUL), downtown, north, and Ridge Point.
There are some truly beautiful natural sights just a day-trip away from Tulsa. Consider, for instance, driving out to:
- Turner Falls Park, just less than 3 hours southwest of Tulsa. Explore waterfalls, caves, and swimming holes, as well as fine chocolates in nearby Davis.
- Eufaula Lake, an hour and a half south of Tulsa.
- Red Rock Canyon State Park, two and a half hours west of Tulsa, just on the other side of Oklahoma City.
38 nationalities can enter the United States as tourists without applying for a visa, though if you are among these nationalities, you are still required to fill out the ESTA in advance. Visit esta.us for more information. Visitors to the United States will be fingerprinted and biometrically photographed upon entry. If your nationality is not included in the visa-waiver program, you will be required to apply for a B-1 or B-2 visa in advance of your arrival.
Driving in Tulsa
With wide roads and typically easy parking options, driving in Tulsa is a pleasure. Though there is some efficient public transportation in the city, you will certainly want a car to explore Tulsa and its surroundings in comfort and at your convenience. Book your rental today!
- Traffic drives on the right-hand side of the road throughout the United States.
- In the city: 25 mph (40 km/h)
- On urban highways: 55-65 mph (80-97 km/h)
- On rural highways and interstates: 65-70 mph (105-113 km/h)
- Avoid morning and evening rush hours in Tulsa to optimize your travel time. Morning rush hour typically lasts from 6 to 10 am and afternoon rush hour can start as early as 3 pm and last until 7 pm.
- Street parking in downtown Tulsa is regulated by time and fee until 5 pm, though it is free on the weekends and major holidays. If you’re planning on exploring downtown for a longer period of time, take advantage of frequent parking garages.
- Your valid domestic driver’s license is valid for driving in Oklahoma during brief visits.
- There are numerous tolled turnpikes throughout Oklahoma, such as I-44 between Oklahoma City and Tulsa and I-44 southbound from Oklahoma City. Tolls are payable in cash or via Pikepass electronic transponders. Ask your rental company if your car has been outfitted with a Pikepass to ease your turnpike travel.
- The minimum driving age in Oklahoma is 17 years, though most rental companies will require that you are at least 21 years old to rent, and you are likely to face young-driver surcharges until the age of 25.
Cheap Car Rental in Tulsa
Automobile hire in Tulsa typically starts at around $28 a day. Here are some of the best deals in Tulsa:
- Kia Rio or similar (economy class) – $28/day
- Ford Focus or similar (compact class) – $29/day
- Hyundai Elantra or similar (intermediate class) – $30/day
- Chevrolet Cruze or similar (standard class) – $31/day
- Ford Fusion or similar (fullsize class) – $35/day
Note that prices vary depending on the availability of each specific car and the season in which you rent. For the most accurate offers, use the search bar above.
Tips for Renting a Car Inexpensively in Tulsa
There is no seasonal variation in price for rental cars in Tulsa, though deals are available at a variety of times throughout the year that allow you to upgrade your car for the same price it would cost to rent an economy car.
For the most availability in the region, book your car from the Tulsa International Airport, where agencies such as Dollar, Thrifty, Hertz, and Alamo offer a variety of inexpensive car rental options.
Extend your rental period to over a week to save $15 or more a day!