What you should know before hiring a car in Tulsa
|Tulsa city centre|
|Tulsa International Airport (TUL): 11 km from city centre|
Where to rent a car in Tulsa?
The city of Tulsa is located in the state of Oklahoma, and is served by Tulsa International Airport. From here, transport options such as buses, taxis and hotel shuttle services are available to transport arrivals on to the city center. Alternatively, for those wishing to explore not only the city of Tulsa, but also the surrounding areas, rental cars are available from a range of car rental companies. These include Thrifty, Alamo Rent a Car, Avis, Hertz and National Car Rental.
Popular attractions in Tulsa include the Philbrook Museum of Art, the Woody Guthrie Center, the Tulsa Art Deco Museum, and the Deco District., which is famous for its Art Deco architecture.
Driving in Tulsa: parking and other tips
Planning to rent a car in Tulsa? Be sure to drive according to the rules of the road so as to avoid any unnecessary fines. The speed limit in Tulsa is 25 miles per hour in residential areas; road signs will indicate the speed limit, so be sure to look out for these while driving in Tulsa. When it comes to finding a parking space in Tulsa, drivers have a number of options. Parking garages are available across the city, with a number of these found in downtown Tulsa; parking in a parking lot or garage is a good option for those wishing to park for longer than a couple hours. On street parking is also available in Tulsa and is metered; in downtown Tulsa, time restrictions are in place between 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday.
Road trips from Tulsa
From bustling cities to stunning natural attractions, Tulsa is a great starting point for a road trip around Oklahoma. Whether it's a drive along the iconic Route 66 or a trip to the state's capital city, check out these three road trips to enjoy from Tulsa.
Oklahoma City is the capital of the state of Oklahoma, and is located around 106 miles by road from Tulsa. The city is home to a number of popular attractions, catering to a range of travel tastes. For a taste of nature in urban surroundings, visit the Myriad Botanical Gardens and the Martin Park Nature Center. Popular museums include the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and the Red Earth Art Center. Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City National Memorial commemorates the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995.
Oklahoma state is intersected by the iconic Route 66 and Tulsa lies on this famous road. Driving along Route 66 makes for a great road trip with a number of interesting destinations along the way. To the east of Tulsa along Route 66, visit attractions including the Blue Whale of Catoosa, the Will Rogers Memorial Museum, and Afton Station. To the west, attractions including Round Barn, Oklahoma City and Lucille's Service Station await.
Turner Falls Park
Visit the largest waterfall in Oklahoma with a road trip to Turner Falls Park, located around 182 miles from Tulsa by road. The route takes drivers through Oklahoma City, which makes for a great stop-off along the way. Turner Falls Park is home to a number of great outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and swimming. Not to mention the impressive, 77ft tall waterfall which is one of the park's main attractions! For a fun, family-friendly road trip by rental car from Tulsa, Turner Falls Park is a popular option.