Claremore OK transport options

June 24, 2013 no comments Visiting Claremore OK

Claremore Oklahoma is in a great geographical position and has a wonderful transport system, making it very accessible from all directions, whatever your chosen mode of transport. These include a wide selection of highways, turnpikes, airports and railways but the city is also in close to several main rivers that form part of the McClellar-Kerr Arkansas River Navigational System that gives Claremore a gateway to the northeast part of the state and even further.

The downtown area of the city is a major intersection of busy highways with Interstate 44 crossing the city at its south east side while the famous US Highway 66 forms one of the main roads in and out of the area. State Highway 88 and State Highway 20 intersect in the Claremore area too. In addition, there are two major railroads running through the area with the St. Louis, Iron Mountain, and Southern Railway coming under the control of Union Pacific and St. Louis-San Francisco Railway – often referred to as “Frisco” – which is run by BNSF. The latter initiated plans around five years ago to elevate their line throughout Claremore in a bid to relieve the congestion problems instigated by the intersection of these two main railroads at the heart of the city.

car-rentalThere are many beautiful places and attractions to visit in Claremore and the surrounding countryside so one of the best ways to get out and about is by car. For those who do not have your own there are many vehicle rental companies to choose from whether you are flying into Tulsa airport or prefer to pick up your rental car in the city itself. These include Economy Car Rental, Argus Car Hire, Avis, Thrifty, Budget and Tulsa Airport Car Rentals. Many of these national companies like Hertz and Enterprise for example also have premises within the city as well as some smaller, but equally reputable local companies.

It is definitely worth shopping around and doing some research before committing to a specific company as you may find special offers that will give you very different prices for the same type and model of car. It is equally imperative to make sure you read the fine print before signing your rental contract to ensure there are no hidden surprises when you return the vehicle. Some of the extra charges that may be incurred include additional mileage and gasoline charges, taxes, insurance and late drop-off fees. Insurance in particular often catches people out as many rental companies insist that customers purchase what is known as a CDW – Collision Damage Waiver or loss Damage Waiver however don’t assume that this is included on your quote as it is there to relief you of responsibility for any damage or even theft of the car and often charged independently. It is worth having as without it you could be liable to pay the whole value of the car if it is totaled or stolen while in your possession.