Despite its relatively modest size, Bend is Central Oregon’s largest city. A former logging town, it is now identified with outdoor activities like fishing, hiking, biking, golf, rock climbing, white-water rafting, and even paragliding. In 2015, Bend was ranked one of The 10 Best Places to Live Now by Men’s Journal. Seventeen miles north of Bend lies Redmond, one the US’s fastest growing towns. As the gateway to the same sporting activities as Bend, Redmond is a popular destination all year round with visitors flying to its local airport from as far away as Alaska and Los Angeles.
For those looking to explore Bend, Redmond and the areas around it, we have compared the various rental car companies on a variety of factors, such as opening hours, available cars and of course, daily rates. Here are our favourites.
Downtown Bend: Hertz
North Bend: Budget
Redmond Airport: Alamo
Out of the six rental cars operating out of Redmond Municipal Airport, we chose Alamo as the best option. Alamo’s choice of affordable cars included a Nissan Versa and Mitsubishi Mirage which were available for $45 per day. The company also scores well from past customer reviews with users remarking that Alamo’s customer service is as friendly as the locals themselves. With over 360 offices dotted around the US, Alamo’s loyalty program ‘Working Advantage’ offers multiple discounts on their services for regular users. Opening hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm.