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Get back to nature with a Fresno Airport car rental

Explore the mountains and stunning surroundings of north-central California with a cheap rental car from Fresno Airport. This arid city lies in the San Joaquin Valley and is the perfect jumping-off point to some of the nation’s most incredible national parks. With 300 days of sunshine per year and awe-inspiring natural attractions in every direction, Fresno is a tourist hotspot. Get a Fresno rental car deal and GoSee it all.  

Picking up rental car in Fresno Airport 

Fresno Yosemite International Airport serves the San Joaquin Valley and several nearby national parks. The terminal offers a small selection of cafes and a few standard airport amenities, including Hudson News. You can stop by the info centre for tourist-related assistance, and access charging stations and complimentary WiFi in the terminal.

Pick up your rental car keys from the counters located across from the baggage claim area. Upon return, you may check the map going to the FAT Rental Car Return via E Clinton Way, then follow the blue signs directing you to rental car returns.

Car rental Fresno: What you need to know 

Keep these driving tips in mind when picking up your Fresno Airport car rental. 

  • Drive to downtown Fresno from the airport in just 15 minutes. From the Fresno Yosemite International Airport, take a left on Clinton Avenue heading south onto Peach Avenue. Next, merge onto CA-180 W and stay in the right lanes to merge onto CA-41 S, the Paso Robles exit. Take exit 126B for Van Ness Ave, and turn right to arrive in downtown Fresno. 
  • Fresno will see you winding your rental car through the mountains. Stick to your lane and slow down around the bends. On narrow passages, always yield to the uphill driver.  
  • Make sure to fill up on petrol, food, water, and appropriate clothing if heading to the national parks.  
  • Right turns are permitted at red lights unless there is signage indicating otherwise. Give way to pedestrians at crosswalks. 
  • The city of Fresno offers 2,000 metered parking spaces, charging roughly USD$1 to USD$1.50 per hour. Time limit restrictions apply in certain areas, so be sure to abide by posted signs to avoid fines. Paid on-street parking is enforced from 6am to 6pm, Monday through Friday.

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Sights to see with your Fresno Airport car rental

Forestiere Underground Gardens

Explore a unique subterranean network of courtyards, passageways, and gardens on a fascinating hour-long walking tour.  

Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Head your car rental to this family-friendly location to view exciting animal habitats, learn about exotic species, and enjoy interactive wildlife exhibits. 

Sequoia National Park

Explore the Land of the Giants, where the world’s largest trees stand amongst huge mountains, rugged foothills, and deep canyons.  

Yosemite National Park

Prepare to be awestruck by the gorgeous rock formations, cascading waterfalls, and lush forest of this famed natural hotspot.  

Kings Canyon National Park

Head here for a quieter, less travelled experience of admiring beautiful meadows, giant sequoias, roaring rivers, and more. 

If you are planning a road trip away from Fresno, most car rental companies allow you to pick up a rental car in Fresno and drop it off at another location. This could mean exploring Hollywood and then dropping off your rental car at Los Angeles Airport, or heading down the coast and leave your leave your rental at San Diego Airport.

If you’re spending all of your time in California, then you’ve also got Burbank Airport, San Francisco Airport, and San Jose Airport as other car rental locations. Type your desired dates and destination into the search function to see availability and associated costs. 

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Car Rental Fresno CA Airport: Top tips 

  • Cheap car rentals Fresno, CA are not always the best option. Paying a little extra can go a long way in terms of perks and convenience. Read all the terms and conditions before booking. 

  • Fresno Airport car rental hours vary by rental provider, but Budget Car Rental Fresno offers the most consistently convenient hours of 6 am - 11 pm Monday through Friday, and 7 am - 11 pm on weekends. Enterprise and Alamo Fresno Airport Rental Cars also stay open until midnight every day of the week but Saturday (10 pm). 

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Rental car Fresno Airport: Frequently asked questions

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How much is a rental car per day from Fresno, CA Airport (FAT-Fresno Yosemite Intl.)? 

Daily rates of rental cars vary due to a number of factors, including seasonality, supply & demand, and location pick up/drop off. Fresno car rental prices can be checked by typing your desired dates into the search function on this page and compare vehicles and offers across multiple brands. If you want to save more, you may key in your discount code while finalizing your booking.

Is it better to rent a car ahead of time or at Fresno Yosemite Intl Airport? 

It is always better to rent a car ahead of time at Fresno Airport. This will give you access to the best rates and allow you to compare multiple car rental companies online. Type your dates into the search function on this page to see availability and prices at Fresno Airport.

What documents do I need to rent a car at Fresno Yosemite Intl Airport? 

All drivers must carry a full valid driver's license from their country of residence to rent a car Fresno Airport. If it is not in English, you must also present an International Driving Permit or a suitable translation. Requirements may vary depending on your car rental agency so carefully read the terms and conditions before booking.

Can I register an additional driver for my Fresno Yosemite Intl Airport car rental? 

Yes, additional drivers are permitted for Fresno Airport rental car with the payment of an additional driver fee. They must meet the same license requirements as the primary driver. 

Where is Fresno, CA Airport (FAT-Fresno Yosemite Intl.)?

Fresno, CA Airport is located in central California, midway between Los Angeles and Sacramento. 

What kind of rental car should I get from Fresno, CA Airport (FAT-Fresno Yosemite Intl.)? 

 

You may wish to choose a sporty SUV for your trip to Fresno, as it is a hilly region with winding roads. However, any rental choice should suit your driving experience, comfort, and travel plans. 

Which car rental companies will pick you up at Fresno Airterminal Airport? 

All the main car rental agencies at Fresno Airport are located inside the terminal, including National, Budget, and Thrifty Car Rental Fresno Airport. 

What is the cheapest car rental company at Fresno Airterminal Airport? 

The cheapest car rental agency at Fresno Airport varies, but Hertz, Thrifty, and Budget Car Rental Fresno Airport offer consistently low rates. You can also get cheap rates from an off-airport budget location located within the city. The choice is yours.

What happens if I need to cancel my Fresno, CA (FAT-Fresno Yosemite Intl. Airport) car reservation? 

Cancellation policies vary across Fresno, CA car rental providers, and in some cases, free cancellation does not apply to a non-refundable deposit. Read the rental agreement carefully when booking your car rentals in Fresno.

Why should I rent a Fresno, CA (FAT-Fresno Yosemite Intl.) car with GoSee? 

GoSee’s international buying power allows us to negotiate the best rates on Fresno Airport car rentals from the best brands at Fresno Airport and pass the savings on to you.

Not only that, using our website is simple and convenient. In fact, we make sure we give you an orientation and show you exactly where you are on our website so you can navigate properly (we call it breadcrumbs). Fresno Yosemite Intl car rental customer support teams are also available for any questions from navigation to logins to after-booking concerns.

Do I need to return my car rental with a full tank?

It’s always a good experience to start any tour with a full tank. Please note that you’ll need to top it up before you drop off your vehicle rental.

What is the minimum rental period?

The minimum rental period for a Fresno Yosemite Intl Airport car rental varies per brand. Some suppliers allow rental for at least 24 hours, while others have a minimum of 3 days. Please double-check the rental agreement of your chosen company for any clarifications.