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Oklahoma Guide


Historically known as a hub for cattle drives and pioneers from the north of the country, Oklahoma lies mostly in the regions of the Great Plains and the Interior Highlands. Two of its defining cultures are those of the Native Americans and of evangelical Christianity, and remnants of the frontier mentality are still found. Geographically diverse, it boasts 10 unique ecological regions, drawing a large number of visitors every year. Self-drive with car hire in Oklahoma opens up remote vistas first seen by the original pioneers who colonised the region.

Hiring a Vehicle

All the usual international vehicle hire companies have a strong presence here, with the most convenient pick-up and drop-off points for travellers located at the two major airports. Represented are eight companies, including Hertz, Avis, Budget, Dollar and National. For the cheapest deal on your chosen car, compare car hire charges before you head for your home airport.

Transport Options

Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers Airport and Tulsa’s international airport are the main aviation hubs, hosting domestic and international routes. Transportation here is well integrated between Interstate highways, federal highways, major toll roads and the airports, making travelling around the state a delight. As a historical bonus, the state also hosts the longest drivable section of Route 66 in the USA.

Car Hire Driving Tips in Oklahoma

Due to the integrated road travel routes and their efficient signposting, it’s not easy to get lost in Oklahoma, and local drivers in general hold no terrors for experienced motorists, as long as they remember to drive on the right. In the USA as a whole, drink driving laws are rigorously enforced, with high fines and jail terms imposed on the guilty. Speed limits vary between states, but are well marked on most roads and are normally lower than in the UK, even on Interstates.

Not to be Missed!

Oklahoma City’s National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum is a must-see before you take to the road via your car rental in Oklahoma to find the real thing. If you’re into outdoor activities, there’s a huge choice, from riding, trekking, hiking, hunting and fishing to birding, rock-climbing, mountaineering and ecological pursuits. If you’d rather try your luck, the state is crammed with casinos, mostly owned and run by Native Americans.

Weather & Tourist Seasons

Although Oklahoma’s climate is mostly temperate, occasional extremes of temperature do occur. However, the state sits in Tornado Alley, with an average of 52 twisters striking the plains every year. Due to the state’s location and prevailing winds, weather patterns can change dramatically within a short time and vary equally dramatically over short distances. Generally, summer highs are set around 36 to 38˚C, with January, the coldest month, frequently hitting below zero at night. Massive thunderstorms are frequent visitors here.

Practical information

  • Currency
    United States Dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    25 - 70 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 - 130 km/h
  • Language

What most people want to know

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What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).