Santa Cruz Car Rentals

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Santa Cruz car rental deals found on momondo

Find the rental car that's right for you

Small cars are typically categorized as economy cars, compact cars and intermediate cars. You can expect to pay $54/day to rent a small car in Santa Cruz. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$21/day
Mar 14 - Apr 11
Santa Cruz
630 Ocean Street
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
$21/day
Mar 14 - Apr 11
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$21/day
Mar 14 - Apr 11
Santa Cruz
630 Ocean Street
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
$21/day
Mar 14 - Apr 11
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$24/day
Mar 14 - Apr 11
Santa Cruz
630 Ocean Street
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
$24/day
Mar 14 - Apr 11
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$28/day
Mar 16 - Mar 23
Santa Cruz
132 Center Street
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
$28/day
Mar 16 - Mar 23
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$28/day
Mar 16 - Mar 23
Santa Cruz
132 Center Street
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
$28/day
Mar 16 - Mar 23
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$31/day
Mar 25 - Apr 1
Santa Cruz
132 Center Street
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
$31/day
Mar 25 - Apr 1
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When is it cheapest to rent a car in Santa Cruz?

All

$28 - $57

Family size

$43 - $90

Economy

$32 - $48

The cheapest time to rent a car in Santa Cruz is in January. The price is 15% lower than the rest of the year at just $34 per day. The most expensive month is August. If you are looking for a specific car type, consider renting an economy car in March. If you need more room for your family, larger vehicles with 6+ seats are typically cheapest in February. The price of a car 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.


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Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

San Francisco Airport

San Francisco, California

Nearby attractions:

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

San Jose, California

Nearby attractions:

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

Oakland, California

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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Car Rental in Santa Cruz

We've had 1,148 searches from users looking to rent a car in Santa Cruz this month so far.

What cleaning measures are being taken by Santa Cruz car rental companies to control the spread of COVID-19?

Enterprise, Avis, and Hertz are some of the companies offering enhanced cleaning options to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Santa Cruz. Vehicles are always cleaned regularly, however, rental companies are now going above and beyond to ensure cars are sanitized. You can check to see all rental companies in Santa Cruz offering this service by searching and filtering for that option on momondo. As things change, so do policies. We’ll do our best to stay on top of things, but always be sure to check with the provider directly.

How much will it cost to rent a car in Santa Cruz in March?

To rent a car in Santa Cruz for a weekend in March, we found prices as low as $19 with an average of $53. For a one-week car rental, Santa Cruz prices in March average $38 with the best deals starting at $22.

Which car rental agency in Santa Cruz has the cheapest rental car prices?

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 $18, but typically it’s best to assume your rental will cost $43/day.

Is there a fee to cancel my Santa Cruz car rental?

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, Avis, and Hertz have a cancellation fee for travelers who have last-minute itinerary changes.

What is the best type of car to rent in Santa Cruz during March?

A Standard car is the ideal car to rent when visiting Santa Cruz in March. On average, Santa Cruz receives 1.9″ of precipitation and temperatures hover around 55.4 °F during the month of March. These conditions are well-suited for a standard, which can easily handle a bit of rain and even hold up well when temperatures fall. Renting a Standard in Santa Cruz will cost you $50/day on average.

Which rental car company in Santa Cruz has the most locations?

Hertz is very popular in Santa Cruz, as they have more locations than any other car rental company. You can find 5 locations in the city of Santa Cruz, and can expect to pay about $43/day for your rental car in Santa Cruz.

What is the speed limit in Santa Cruz?

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.

What is the weather like in Santa Cruz, CA in February?

In February, Santa Cruz usually gets 5.5″ of precipitation and has an average temperature of 51.8 °F. This information can be very helpful when looking at rental cars in Santa Cruz as it can help you make the best decision.

What car would momondo recommend based on the weather in February?

The climate in Santa Cruz during the month of February would typically not influence the type of rental car you’d want for your trip. Based on our data, momondo users do often look for specific vehicles when they are looking for a car rental in Santa Cruz. Price-conscious travelers looking for a Santa Cruz car rental option tend to like small cars. These are typically the least expensive. Examples of small cars available for rent are the Hyundai Accent, the Chevrolet Spark, and the Ford Focus.

Is the weather in Santa Cruz similar to the rest of California?

The climate in California during February is usually 53.6 °F with an expected 3″ 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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