Car Rentals California

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Most popular cities to rent a car in California

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Intermediate
Los Angeles
Most popular rental car agency in JuneSixt14% more popular19,100 momondo users preferred to book a rental car from Sixt for their trip to Los Angeles in June
Average price to rent a car in June$52 per day19% more expensiveLos Angeles rental cars cost $52 per day on average in June, which is more expensive than the yearly average
Most popular type of car to rent in JuneIntermediate25% more popular33,008 users chose to rent Intermediate cars for their travel needs in Los Angeles during June

Recent California rental car deals

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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$26/day
Jun 28 - Jul 1
San Diego
MEXRENTACAR at Tijuana Cross Border Xpress (CBX)
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Audi A3
$26/day
Jun 28 - Jul 1
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Chevrolet Equinox
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$37/day
Jul 7 - Aug 4
Sacramento
Dollar at 6327 Aviation Drive
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Chevrolet Equinox
$37/day
Jul 7 - Aug 4
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BMW X3
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$41/day
Aug 8 - Aug 11
San Diego
MEXRENTACAR at Tijuana Cross Border Xpress (CBX)
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BMW X3
$41/day
Aug 8 - Aug 11
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$21/day
Aug 8 - Aug 12
San Diego
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Audi A3
$21/day
Aug 8 - Aug 12
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BMW X3
or similar Full-size SUV
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$60/day
Jul 8 - Aug 5
Fresno
Dollar at 5175 E Clinton Wy
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BMW X3
$60/day
Jul 8 - Aug 5
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$18/day
Jul 7 - Jul 13
San Diego
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
$18/day
Jul 7 - Jul 13
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$22/day
Jul 8 - Jul 22
San Diego
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
$22/day
Jul 8 - Jul 22
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Audi A4
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$33/day
Aug 8 - Aug 10
San Diego
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Audi A4
$33/day
Aug 8 - Aug 10
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Chevrolet Equinox
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$37/day
Jul 7 - Aug 4
Sacramento
Dollar at 6327 Aviation Drive
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Chevrolet Equinox
$37/day
Jul 7 - Aug 4
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Class Special Car
or similar Supplier choice
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$34/day
Jul 7 - Aug 4
Sacramento
Thrifty at 6327 Aviation Drive
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Class Special Car
$34/day
Jul 7 - Aug 4
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Acura TLX
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$45/day
Jul 6 - Aug 3
Sacramento
Dollar at 6327 Aviation Drive
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Acura TLX
$45/day
Jul 6 - Aug 3
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Audi A4
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$39/day
Jul 5 - Aug 2
Sacramento
Dollar at 6327 Aviation Drive
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Audi A4
$39/day
Jul 5 - Aug 2
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California Rental Car Directory

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8.8
Excellent
1135 reviews14 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

8.9

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

8.7
8.3
Excellent
1362 reviews103 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

8.2
7.6
Good
1456 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.4
7.6
Good
1338 reviews12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

7.4
7.4
Good
716 reviews56 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

7.3
7.2
Good
1200 reviews54 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.5

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

7.0
7.0
Good
2373 reviews78 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.9
7.7
Good
440 reviews12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.5

Popular attractions in California

Hit the road in your rental car and head to any of these top tourist destinations in or around California’s major cities
Los Angeles
California

STAPLES Center
Venice Beach
Los Angeles Convention Center
Hollywood Bowl
Dodger Stadium
San Francisco
California

Union Square
Fisherman's Wharf
Moscone Center
Alcatraz
AT&T Park
San Diego
California

Gaslamp Quarter
SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego Zoo
SDCCU Stadium
Sacramento
California

Arco Arena
Sacramento Zoo
Sacramento Convention Center
Memorial Auditorium
Crocker Art Museum
San Jose
California

San Jose McEnery Convention Center
SAP Center
Winchester Mystery House
Civic Auditorium
SAP Center at San Jose
Santa Ana
California

Bowers Museum
Jerome Park
Old Orange County Courthouse
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Oakland
California

Oakland Coliseum
Oracle Arena
Jack London Square
Oakland Convention Center
Paramount Theatre
Ontario
California

Scandia Ontario
Ontario Museum of History and Art
Palm Springs
California

Palm Springs Convention Center
Palm Springs Air Museum
Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway
Plaza Theatre
Palm Springs Art Museum
Fresno
California

Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center
Selland Arena
Downing Planetarium
Fresno Fairgrounds
Chaffee Zoological Gardens
Long Beach
California

Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
RMS Queen Mary
Aquarium of the Pacific
Long Beach Cruise Terminal Dome
Walter Pyramid

California rental car tips

Learn everything there is to know about renting a car in California so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

How much does it cost to rent a car in California?

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.

What is the cheapest rental car company in California?

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.

What is the best rental car company in California?

Alamo is considered the best car rental company in California based on our data - 10,383 reviews have given them an average customer satisfaction score of 8.7 out of 10. They also have 14 locations across California, including popular destinations like San Jose.

What is the most popular type of car to rent in California?

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.

What are the cheapest cities to rent a car in California?

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.

When is the best time to rent a car in California?

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.

How long do people rent a car when staying in California?

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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