Car Rentals in California

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Los Angeles, CA
Jun 1 — Jun 8
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Los Angeles, CA
Wed 6/1
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Best deals found for California car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in California
Nissan Kicks
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$32/day

31 May - 6 Jun
Nissan Kicks
Daewoo Leganza
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$30/day

4 Jun - 6 Jun
Daewoo Leganza
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$27/day

30 May - 8 Jun
Volkswagen Jetta
Toyota Camry
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$29/day

31 May - 11 Jun
Toyota Camry
Ford EcoSport
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

$30/day

5 Jun - 30 Jun
Ford EcoSport
Buick LaCrosse
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$39/day

5 Jun - 20 Jun
Buick LaCrosse
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$26/day

10 Jun - 12 Jun
Toyota Fortuner
Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$26/day

30 May - 11 Jun
Kia Forte
Perodua Myvi
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$28/day

31 May - 11 Jun
Perodua Myvi

California car rental deals found on momondo

Find the rental car in California that's right for you

Small Cars

$51 - $74

All Car Types

$68 - $117

The average price of a Small rental in California is $64. The cheapest time to rent a Small in California is in January. The price is 21% lower than the rest of the year at just $51 per day. A Small rental is typically 32% less expensive than the average car rental in California. The average price of a vehicle rental in California can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for California Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in California is $74. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in California is in January. The price is 28% lower than the rest of the year at just $54 per day. A Medium rental is typically 21% less expensive than the average car rental in California. The average price of a vehicle rental in California can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for California Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in California is $94. The cheapest time to rent a Large in California is in November. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just $71 per day. A Large rental is typically 0% more expensive than the average car rental in California. The average price of a vehicle rental in California can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for California Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in California is $86. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in California is in January. The price is 19% lower than the rest of the year at just $71 per day. A SUV rental is typically 8% less expensive than the average car rental in California. The average price of a vehicle rental in California can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for California SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in California is $114. The cheapest time to rent a Van in California is in November. The price is 33% lower than the rest of the year at just $77 per day. A Van rental is typically 18% more expensive than the average car rental in California. The average price of a vehicle rental in California can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

The average price of a Luxury rental in California is $110. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in California is in January. The price is 34% lower than the rest of the year at just $74 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 16% more expensive than the average car rental in California. The average price of a vehicle rental in California can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for California Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible rental in California is $118. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in California is in January. The price is 36% lower than the rest of the year at just $76 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 21% more expensive than the average car rental in California. The average price of a vehicle rental in California can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

Mitsubishi Colt
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$19/day

11 Jun - 13 Jun
Mitsubishi Colt
Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$26/day

30 May - 11 Jun
Kia Forte
Perodua Myvi
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$28/day

31 May - 11 Jun
Perodua Myvi

California car rental directory

All major car rental suppliers in California
8.3
Excellent
1186 reviews14 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.1
7.6
Good
1462 reviews105 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.5
6.6
Good
1614 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.2

Value

6.6
6.5
Good
1549 reviews15 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

6.4
6.0
Good
1614 reviews55 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.7

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.7

Value

6.0
5.9
Okay
2850 reviews84 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.5

Overall

5.7

Pick-up/drop-off

5.4

Value

5.9
6.8
Good
548 reviews12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.7
6.1
Good
934 reviews57 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.8

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.8

Value

6.1

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular rental car locations in California

Nearby attractions:

Venice Beach4.6 mi
Los Angeles Convention Center10.4 mi
STAPLES Center10.7 mi
L.A. Live10.8 mi
Hollywood Walk of Fame11.7 mi

Nearby attractions:

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium11.1 mi
Moscone Center11.3 mi
Union Square11.6 mi
Fisherman's Wharf13.0 mi
Oakland Coliseum13.2 mi

Nearby attractions:

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park1.6 mi
Gaslamp Quarter2.6 mi
San Diego Zoo2.6 mi
San Diego Convention Center2.8 mi
SeaWorld San Diego2.8 mi

Is it worthwhile to book a rental car in California?

California is a large state with many sprawling cities, so booking a car rental is a convenient way for exploring the area. If you reserve a cheap car rental, it can also be a nice way to affordably head to your destinations. While most major cities do have their own public transportation systems, driving still tends to be quicker. Some towns that are most easily navigated by car include Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Diego. If you will be embarking on a road trip or visiting a more rural city, having access to your own vehicle will also be particularly handy.


California car rental information

California is typically known for its sunshine and warm weather. However, the state can occasionally experience rainfall, so it’s important that you are prepared to drive your car rental in these conditions. Always drive slower than normal during rainy conditions and make sure to use both your headlights and windshield wipers. Some parts of the state can be snowy during the winter months, so if you will be driving your rental car in these areas, make sure that you have the proper chains for your vehicle’s tires. There are a few major roads that you may want to look out for, as they connect many important cities in the state. For example, the State Route 1 runs along the majority of the Pacific Coast and passes through towns such as San Diego and San Francisco.

If you’re interested in reserving car rentals in California, it’s important that you are up to date on local driving laws. For example, if you are on a road or highway that has multiple lanes, try to stay in the right-hand lane unless you are passing another vehicle. Keep in mind that you are only allowed to make a left-hand turn from a one-way street onto another one-way street when you are at a red light. Always be careful when you are drinking, as it is illegal to operate a vehicle when you have a blood alcohol content higher than 0.08%. Unless it is clearly prohibited, you can typically make a right-hand turn at a red light once you have come to a complete stop.

All customers that would like to rent a car in California are required to have a valid driver’s license that does not have an expiration date that falls within the current rental period. To book a car rental, even cheap rental cars, most companies will require you to be at least 21 years old. If you do not have a license that was issued from the United States government, you will normally still be able to rent a car by providing either an international license or a license from your home country, along with a passport.


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In the past week, our users have found California car rental prices for as low as about $5/day and as high as $372/day, which is a 98% price difference. Keep in mind that the average price to rent a car in California is $84/day, which can change depending on what type of car you rent and what agency you rent it from.

The cheapest rental car companies in California are Zeeba Rent-A-Van, Midway, and Ace. In the past 72 hours, momondo users have found rental prices starting as low as $5/day from Zeeba Rent-A-Van, $21/day from Midway, and $22/day from Ace.

Alamo is considered the best car rental company in California based on our data - 2,832 reviews have given them an average customer satisfaction score of 8.8 out of 10. They also have 14 locations across California, including popular destinations like San Jose.

Santa Ana and San Jose are the cheapest cities to rent a car in California. We found that Zeeba Rent-A-Van is the cheapest rental car company in Santa Ana costs starting at $6/day. Zeeba Rent-A-Van is the most affordable rental company in San Jose, with prices starting at $6/day.

The most popular number of days to rent a car in California is 7 days, at an average daily price of $45. Only need a rental car for a weekend? Average weekend prices are $109 total. For your week-long California road-trip you can find prices averaging $318 altogether or for a whole month, costs can be in the region of $1,856.


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Why use momondo?

Choosing momondo to search for rental cars in California makes sense because it is quick and free of charge. We find all the rental car prices and policies, you simply choose what works best for you and your trip.

momondo makes it easier for you to find great car rentals in California, by allowing you to refine your search with numerous filtering options. You can narrow your selection by looking at price, car type, location and more.

Yes you can filter specifically for car rental companies in California offering free cancellation on momondo.

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Absolutely. You can specifically filter for rental car deals in California with unlimited mileage on momondo.


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