Car Rentals in Santa Cruz, California

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Santa Cruz, CA
Jun 30 — Jul 7
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Santa Cruz, CA
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Best deals found for Santa Cruz, California car rentals

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

$68/day

5 Jul - 12 Jul
Nissan Kicks
Daewoo Leganza
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$49/day

5 Jul - 12 Jul
Daewoo Leganza
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$49/day

5 Jul - 12 Jul
Volkswagen Jetta
Toyota Camry
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$47/day

6 Jul - 13 Jul
Toyota Camry
Toyota Rush
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

$56/day

6 Jul - 13 Jul
Toyota Rush
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$56/day

6 Jul - 13 Jul
Toyota Fortuner
Hyundai Accent
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$45/day

6 Jul - 13 Jul
Hyundai Accent
Kia Optima
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers

$60/day

18 Aug - 18 Sep
Kia Optima
Renault Duster
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$47/day

6 Jul - 13 Jul
Renault Duster

Santa Cruz, California car rental deals found on momondo

Find the rental car in Santa Cruz that's right for you

Small Cars

$39 - $104

All Car Types

$46 - $125

The average price of a Small rental in Santa Cruz, the United States is $69. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Santa Cruz, the United States is in January. The price is 44% lower than the rest of the year at just $39 per day. A Small rental is typically 21% less expensive than the average car rental in Santa Cruz. The average price of a vehicle rental in Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in Santa Cruz, the United States is $66. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Santa Cruz, the United States is in January. The price is 41% lower than the rest of the year at just $40 per day. A Medium rental is typically 23% less expensive than the average car rental in Santa Cruz. The average price of a vehicle rental in Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Santa Cruz, the United States is $97. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Santa Cruz, the United States is in January. The price is 47% lower than the rest of the year at just $52 per day. A Large rental is typically 11% more expensive than the average car rental in Santa Cruz. The average price of a vehicle rental in Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Santa Cruz, the United States is $73. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Santa Cruz, the United States is in January. The price is 48% lower than the rest of the year at just $39 per day. A SUV rental is typically 15% less expensive than the average car rental in Santa Cruz. The average price of a vehicle rental in Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Santa Cruz, the United States is $115. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Santa Cruz, the United States is in January. The price is 48% lower than the rest of the year at just $60 per day. A Van rental is typically 25% more expensive than the average car rental in Santa Cruz. The average price of a vehicle rental in Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz, the United States is $65. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Santa Cruz, the United States is in December. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just $52 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 25% less expensive than the average car rental in Santa Cruz. The average price of a vehicle rental in Santa Cruz 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 Convertible rental in Santa Cruz, the United States is $124. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in Santa Cruz, the United States is in October. The price is 29% lower than the rest of the year at just $89 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 30% more expensive than the average car rental in Santa Cruz. The average price of a vehicle rental in Santa Cruz can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

Daihatsu Sirion
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$43/day

6 Jul - 13 Jul
Daihatsu Sirion
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$45/day

6 Jul - 13 Jul
Ford Focus

Santa Cruz car rental directory

All major car rental suppliers in Santa Cruz, California
6.8
Good
40 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

7.0
10.0
Excellent
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

4.0

Comfort

6.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0
7.3
Good
8 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

7.3
6.7
Good
19 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

5.9

Quick facts about car rentals in Santa Cruz

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

Most Popular Agency

Hertz

Popular Car Types

Compact, Intermediate, SUV

Cheapest Rental Car

$41

Most Popular Model

Hyundai Accent
The most popular Santa Cruz car rental agency found on momondo this month is Hertz. Other top choices for car rental companies are Budget and Enterprise
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in Santa Cruz in the past 72 hours: Compact, Intermediate, SUV.
The lowest price for a rental car in Santa Cruz is $41/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $90/day.
The most popular car model to rent in Santa Cruz in the past 7 days is the Hyundai Accent. Our users also prefer the Nissan Versa as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

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

Nearby attractions:

Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Laboratory49.4 mi
Main Beach49.5 mi
Natural Bridges State Park49.6 mi

Nearby attractions:

Main Beach28.0 mi
Natural Bridges State Park29.3 mi
Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Laboratory29.4 mi

Nearby attractions:

Main Beach52.8 mi
Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Laboratory53.2 mi
Natural Bridges State Park53.3 mi

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Below are the most popular hotels in Santa Cruz

Driving with a rental car in Santa Cruz - FAQs

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

To rent a car in Santa Cruz for a weekend in July, we found prices as low as $63 with an average of $152. For a one-week car rental, Santa Cruz prices in July average $78 with the best deals starting at $50.

Renting a car in Santa Cruz is cheapest when using Hertz at one of their 5 locations in the city. The best daily rate a momondo has found is $25, but typically it’s best to assume your rental will cost $88/day.

The majority of car rental agencies in Santa Cruz offer free cancellation. momondo will always tell you whether or not rental car centers such as Enterprise, Hertz, and Budget have a cancellation fee for travelers who have last-minute itinerary changes.

The best way to enjoy the sites in Santa Cruz during the month of July is in a Convertible rental car. You are less likely to run into any instances of precipitation or colder weather, because Santa Cruz has an average temperature of 62.6 °F and average rainfall of 0.1″ during the month of July. Renting a Convertible in Santa Cruz will cost you $79/day on average.

Hertz is very popular in Santa Cruz, CA, as they have more locations than any other car rental company. You can find 5 locations in the city of Santa Cruz, CA, and can expect to pay about $88/day for your rental car in Santa Cruz, CA.

Travelers who rent a car in Santa Cruz should be aware that the city’s speed limit is 25 mph. Suburban speed limits around Santa Cruz are generally 75 mph, whereas speed limits on highways are 75 mph. Keep in mind that speeds may change depending on what road you’re traveling on, so be on the lookout for posted signage.

In June, Santa Cruz usually gets 0.2″ of precipitation and has an average temperature of 60.8 °F. This information can be very helpful when looking at rental cars in Santa Cruz as it can help you make the best decision.

The climate in California during June is usually 68 °F with an expected 0.1″ of precipitation throughout the month. Those looking to rent a car and leave from Santa Cruz on a road trip to the surrounding area should take note of this information.


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