In the past week, our users have found California car rental prices for as low as about $5/day and as high as $363/day, which is a 98% price difference. Keep in mind that the average price to rent a car in California is $52/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, U-Save, and Economy Rent a Car. In the past 72 hours, momondo users have found rental prices starting as low as $5/day from Zeeba Rent-A-Van, $16/day from U-Save, and $19/day from Economy Rent a Car.
Alamo is considered the best car rental company in California based on our data - 8,170 reviews have given them an average customer satisfaction score of 8.7 out of 10. They also have 5 locations across California, including popular destinations like San Francisco.
25% of momondo users prefer to rent Intermediate vehicles when visiting California. You can expect daily rental prices for this type of car to be $46 on average. Rates might be different depending on what agency you rent your car from and what city you intend to visit. Keep in mind that there are also other types of rental cars available in California if this one doesn’t suit your needs.
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 ideal time of year to rent a car is in January, which is when prices are often the cheapest. Our users have found rental car prices averaging $31 per day when booking in January. In contrast, July is the least ideal time to rent a car. Prices in California during this month tend to be $58 per day on average. Don’t forget to book your California car rental at least 11 days in advance for the best deals.
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.