California Car Rentals

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Most popular cities to rent a car in California

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Recent California rental car deals

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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$14/day
Aug 27 - Sep 3
Long Beach
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$14/day
Aug 27 - Sep 3
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$15/day
Sep 15 - Sep 23
San Diego
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$15/day
Sep 15 - Sep 23
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$15/day
Sep 29 - Oct 2
Santa Ana
Fox at 325 E Baker Street
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$15/day
Sep 29 - Oct 2
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Citroen C2
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers
2-3-door vehicles
$16/day
Aug 19 - Sep 18
Santa Ana
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$16/day
Aug 19 - Sep 18
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$17/day
Aug 30 - Sep 26
San Diego
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$17/day
Aug 30 - Sep 26
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Audi A4
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$17/day
Aug 19 - Sep 1
Los Angeles
Ace at 8820 Bellanca Ave
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$17/day
Aug 19 - Sep 1
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Kia Sportage
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$18/day
Sep 29 - Oct 2
Santa Ana
Fox at 325 E Baker Street
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$18/day
Sep 29 - Oct 2
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BMW X3
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$18/day
Sep 29 - Oct 2
Santa Ana
Fox at 325 E Baker Street
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$18/day
Sep 29 - Oct 2
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Audi A4
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$18/day
Aug 22 - Sep 7
Ontario
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$18/day
Aug 22 - Sep 7
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Chevrolet Equinox
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$19/day
Sep 29 - Oct 2
Santa Ana
Fox at 325 E Baker Street
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$19/day
Sep 29 - Oct 2
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GenericAd Special
or similar Supplier Choice
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$20/day
Aug 19 - Sep 2
Burbank
Priceless at 9620 Airport Blvd.
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$20/day
Aug 19 - Sep 2
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Ford Focus
or similar Compact station wagon
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$20/day
Aug 22 - Sep 7
Ontario
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$20/day
Aug 22 - Sep 7
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California Rental Car Directory

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alamo

Agency score: Excellent 8.8

Score based on 2,515 reviews

View all 13 locations

enterprise

Agency score: Excellent 8.4

Score based on 3,121 reviews

View all 99 locations

thrifty

Agency score: Good 7.7

Score based on 2,211 reviews

View all 10 locations

avis

Agency score: Good 7.6

Score based on 1,261 reviews

View all 53 locations

dollar

Agency score: Good 7.6

Score based on 2,666 reviews

View all 11 locations

budget

Agency score: Good 7.3

Score based on 2,026 reviews

View all 52 locations

hertz

Agency score: Good 7.0

Score based on 3,388 reviews

View all 74 locations

sixtrentacar

Agency score: Good 7.7

Score based on 972 reviews

View all 10 locations


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
Qualcomm Stadium
San Jose
California
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
SAP Center
Winchester Mystery House
Civic Auditorium
SAP Center at San Jose
Sacramento
California
Arco Arena
Sacramento Zoo
Sacramento Convention Center
Memorial Auditorium
Crocker Art Museum
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 Theater
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 - 9,888 reviews have given them an average customer satisfaction score of 8.7 out of 10. They also have 13 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.


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