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Car Rental in Oklahoma City: stay mobile and explore out-of-this-world landscape
Oklahoma City is the cultural and economic hub of the Plains states and offers visitors a surprisingly sweet downtown area. A fun fact of the city is that it is the only US state capital whose capital building sits atop an oil well! Make the most of your visit to Oklahoma City by staying mobile with a rental car and plan to explore Oklahoma City’s surroundings as well. Book your rental car today.
While summers are hot and muggy in Oklahoma City, winters are typically fairly mild. The city offers numerous festivals in the winter months, making it a compelling city to visit year-round.
The de facto national language of the United States is English, which is also the native language of most Oklahomans. However, about 14% of Oklahoma City’s population speaks native Spanish. The city is located at the original hub of a number of different indigenous nations, including the Kiowa, Kiowa Apache, Osage, and Wichita. Many of North America’s indigenous languages are still spoken in Oklahoma, as many nations were relocated here throughout the 19th century.
Oklahoma City 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 7 locations throughout Oklahoma City, including the Oklahoma City Airport (OKC) and Hertz locations in the southwest, northwest, and northern parts of the city.
Take a break from the city with a number of different road trip options. Consider heading to:
- Broken Bow Lake, about 4 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. Located in the Ouachita Mountains, this lake boasts 180 miles of coastline and is a great destination for swimmers, fishers, hikers, and picnickers alike.
- Woods and Waters Winery and Vineyards, just over 1 hour to the southwest. One of the oldest vineyards in Oklahoma, this winery is a favorite day-trip location, boasting 240 acres of gorgeous rolling hills and delicious wine.
- The Great Salt Plains State Park, just over 2 hours north of Oklahoma City. This out-of-this-world landscape is sure to awe you!
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 Oklahoma City
With wide streets, grid infrastructure, and plentiful parking, driving in Oklahoma City is truly a joy.
- 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)
- Rush hour in Oklahoma City is particularly bad just before 8 am and around 5 pm.
- Parking is plentiful in Oklahoma City, though most of it does come with a fee during work hours Monday through Saturday. For short stays, street parking is typically the least expensive, costing around $1 an hour.
- Your valid domestic driver’s license is sufficient 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 transponder. 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 a car, and you are likely to face young-driver surcharges until the age of 25.
Cheap Car Rental in Oklahoma City
Automobile hire in Oklahoma City typically starts at around $24 a day. Here are some of the best deals in Oklahoma City:
- Hyundai Accent or similar (economy class) – $24/day
- Nissan Versa or similar (compact class) – $25/day
- Jeep Cherokee or similar (intermediate class) – $34/day
- Buick Verano or similar (standard class) – $35/day
- Ford Fusion or similar (fullsize class) – $42/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 Oklahoma City
Car rental prices vary by about $1 to $2 year round, making any season a good season to rent.
The cheapest location to rent a car in Oklahoma City is the airport, where prices are often $50 cheaper than renting at other locations throughout the city. Europcar and Alamo in particular offer the best deals.
You can also often save $20 a day when you extend your rental period to over a week!