Car Rentals in Monterey, California

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Monterey, CA
Aug 19 — Aug 26
Same drop-off
Monterey, CA
Fri 8/19
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Fri 8/26
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Best deals found for Monterey, California car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in Monterey, California
Chevrolet Trailblazer
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$59/day

31 Aug - 13 Nov
Chevrolet Trailblazer
Chrysler 200
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$57/day

16 Aug - 16 Sep
Chrysler 200
Hyundai Avante
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$53/day

6 Sep - 20 Sep
Hyundai Avante
Hyundai Elantra
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$49/day

6 Sep - 20 Sep
Hyundai Elantra
Cadillac CT5
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers

$83/day

23 Aug - 26 Aug
Cadillac CT5
Mazda CX-5
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$42/day

31 Aug - 13 Nov
Mazda CX-5
Toyota Camry
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers

$53/day

6 Sep - 20 Sep
Toyota Camry
Ford Focus Sedan
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$52/day

6 Sep - 20 Sep
Ford Focus Sedan
Nissan Versa
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$48/day

6 Sep - 20 Sep
Nissan Versa

Important information about Monterey car rentals

One of the most visited locations in this area for car rentals in Monterey, California is the Monterey Bay Aquarium which offers a huge number of aquatic wildlife for viewing. Not only or all of the exhibits very entertaining they are also informative and often interactive. The main highway that runs by the city for rental cars in Monterey, California is Highway One that moves from north to south on the coast. Highway 68 moves through the heart of the city and is a perfect way to get to Highway One. While this small town is very popular with visitors there is generally a fair amount of parking within the city for cheap car rentals in Monterey, California. There are about three car rental locations in Monterey, California available.

Like many cities in California driving in this area can be difficult for car rentals in Monterey, California, specifically in the morning and evening hours. There is parking available in the downtown area for electric car rentals but do not expect any big parking lots or garages. A great place to take a drive in Monterey car rentals is to head south on Highway One to Big Sur. This iconic piece of real estate is a must-see for visitors to the area. If you instead head north on Highway One you can visit the famous city of San Francisco and explore all this legendary city has to offer. Walking in downtown Monterey could be a great experience but if you plan on making trips to some of the great destinations that are close to Monterey you will want a good car.

One important thing that you should keep in mind for car rentals in Monterey, California is that the state of California has very strict distracted while driving laws. You cannot drive and use your phone unless you're using a hands-free device and you may not do any type of text-based communication while you are driving your car. One other important thing to note is that you cannot have passengers sit in the back of a truck or a passenger van rental. All passengers in vehicles in the state of California must be wearing a seat belt, and children must be in an approved car seat. Drivers in California will drive on the right side of the road and the legal limit for alcohol in your system is 0.08%. If you want to know more about local driving laws while driving your economy car rental get in touch with the department of motor vehicles in Monterey, California upon your arrival.

To rent a car in Monterey, California drivers will need a valid United States issued driver's license. If your license is not from the United States you will also need to present a passport. If your license is not in the English language is a recommendation that you also present an international driver's permit. The use of a digital license to rent a car is strictly prohibited in Monterey, California.


Monterey, California car rental deals found on momondo

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

Small Cars

$56 - $107

All Car Types

$74 - $130

The average price of a Small rental in Monterey, the United States is $78. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Monterey, the United States is in January. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just $56 per day. A Small rental is typically 21% less expensive than the average car rental in Monterey. The average price of a vehicle rental in Monterey 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 Monterey Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in Monterey, the United States is $86. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Monterey, the United States is in November. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just $57 per day. A Medium rental is typically 13% less expensive than the average car rental in Monterey. The average price of a vehicle rental in Monterey 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 Monterey Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Monterey, the United States is $103. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Monterey, the United States is in November. The price is 31% lower than the rest of the year at just $72 per day. A Large rental is typically 4% more expensive than the average car rental in Monterey. The average price of a vehicle rental in Monterey 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 Monterey Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Monterey, the United States is $103. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Monterey, the United States is in October. The price is 26% lower than the rest of the year at just $77 per day. A SUV rental is typically 4% more expensive than the average car rental in Monterey. The average price of a vehicle rental in Monterey 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 Monterey SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Monterey, the United States is $128. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Monterey, the United States is in January. The price is 29% lower than the rest of the year at just $92 per day. A Van rental is typically 23% more expensive than the average car rental in Monterey. The average price of a vehicle rental in Monterey 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 Monterey Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury rental in Monterey, the United States is $92. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Monterey, the United States is in January. The price is 46% lower than the rest of the year at just $50 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 8% less expensive than the average car rental in Monterey. The average price of a vehicle rental in Monterey 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 Monterey Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible rental in Monterey, the United States is $114. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in Monterey, the United States is in November. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just $80 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 13% more expensive than the average car rental in Monterey. The average price of a vehicle rental in Monterey can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

Nissan Versa
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$48/day

6 Sep - 20 Sep
Nissan Versa
Kia Rio
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
4-door vehicles

$46/day

6 Sep - 20 Sep
Kia Rio

Monterey car rental directory

All major car rental suppliers in Monterey, California
8.1
Excellent
33 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

7.6
10.0
Excellent
5 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

9.0
6.7
Good
19 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.1

Value

6.6
2.0
Mediocre
11 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Overall

2.0

Pick-up/drop-off

2.0

Value

2.0
0.0
Horrible
16 reviews3 locations
1 location
1 location
1 location

Quick facts about car rentals in Monterey

Get the overview on great rental deals, popular car rental companies, and best car types for your visit in Monterey

Most Popular Agency

Budget

Popular Car Types

Economy, SUV, Standard

Cheapest Rental Car

$44

Most Popular Model

Hyundai Accent
The most popular Monterey car rental agency found on momondo this month is Budget. Other top choices for car rental companies are Enterprise and Hertz
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in Monterey in the past 72 hours: Economy, SUV, Standard.
The lowest price for a rental car in Monterey is $44/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $85/day.
The most popular car model to rent in Monterey in the past 7 days is the Hyundai Accent. Our users also prefer the Kia Rio as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

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

Nearby attractions:

Monterey Bay Aquarium74.1 mi
San Carlos Beach - The Breakwater74.8 mi
Presidio of Monterey74.9 mi
The Perry House75.1 mi
Monterey Conference Center75.3 mi

Nearby attractions:

Monterey Bay Aquarium51.4 mi
San Carlos Beach - The Breakwater52.0 mi
The Perry House52.4 mi
Presidio of Monterey52.5 mi
Del Monte Beach52.5 mi

Nearby attractions:

Monterey Bay Aquarium77.5 mi
San Carlos Beach - The Breakwater78.1 mi
Presidio of Monterey78.4 mi
The Perry House78.6 mi
Monterey Conference Center78.7 mi

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Driving with a rental car in Monterey - FAQs

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

Our data shows that for weekend car rental deals during September in Monterey, you can expect to pay around $91. A particularly good deal might be around $71, which is the lowest quote for Monterey we've seen so far. $84 is a normal deal for a week-long rental in Monterey, but for September it's not uncommon to see prices as low as $42, depending on your requirements.

The majority of the Monterey car rental agencies that we partner with do not have a cancellation fee. This means that if your plans change unexpectedly, many car rental centers in Monterey such as Alamo, Budget, and Hertz often offer cancellation free of charge based on when you booked.

With temperatures averaging 57.2 °F and precipitation usually 0.9″ during September, you should consider renting a Standard car when traveling to Monterey. A Standard car can handle the fluctuations in temperature and rainfall during the month of September and is a popular choice for travelers heading to Monterey. Renting a Standard in Monterey will cost you $125/day on average.

Enterprise is very popular in Monterey, CA, as they have more locations than any other car rental company. You can find 3 locations in the city of Monterey, CA, and can expect to pay about $95/day for your rental car in Monterey, CA.

When you book a rental car in Monterey, you should abide by the city’s 25 mph speed limit. The speed limits on any suburban roads and highways in Monterey are 75 mph and 75 mph, respectively. Be on the lookout for posted signage, because these speed limits might change depending on where you are within Monterey.

During the month of August the average temperature in Monterey is 60.8 °F and the expected precipitation is 0.1″. This information is useful for travelers looking for a car rental in Monterey.

Travelers looking to leave from Monterey on a road trip around California or the surrounding areas during the month of August should expect temperatures around 73.4 °F and about 0.1″ of possible rain through the month.


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