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Car rentals in Santa Cruz, California

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Santa Cruz, CA
May 1 — May 8
Santa Cruz, CA
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Best deals found for Santa Cruz, California car rentals

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Economy$33/day
Compact$21/day
Intermediate$27/day
Full-size$29/day
Minivan$30/day
Full-size SUV$41/day
Pickup truck$39/day
Premium SUV$38/day
Intermediate SUV$32/day
Standard SUV$42/day
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Small cars

$46 - $81

All Car Types

$61 - $95

The average price of a small car rental in Santa Cruz, the United States is $59. The cheapest time to rent a small car in Santa Cruz, the United States is in January. The price is 24% lower than the rest of the year at just $46 per day. A small car rental is typically 25% less expensive than the average rental car 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 car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car rental in Santa Cruz, the United States is $68. The cheapest time to rent a medium car in Santa Cruz, the United States is in February. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just $54 per day. A medium car rental is typically 13% less expensive than the average rental car 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 car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car rental in Santa Cruz, the United States is $98. The cheapest time to rent a large car in Santa Cruz, the United States is in August. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just $75 per day. A large car rental is typically 21% more expensive than the average rental car 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 car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Santa Cruz, the United States is $80. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Santa Cruz, the United States is in November. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just $56 per day. A SUV rental is typically 2% more expensive than the average rental car 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 $134. The cheapest time to rent a van in Santa Cruz, the United States is in February. The price is 27% lower than the rest of the year at just $99 per day. A van rental is typically 42% more expensive than the average rental car 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 van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a pickup truck rental in Santa Cruz, the United States is $67. The cheapest time to rent a pickup truck in Santa Cruz, the United States is in August. The price is 5% lower than the rest of the year at just $64 per day. A pickup truck rental is typically 16% less expensive than the average rental car 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 pickup truck rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a luxury car rental in Santa Cruz, the United States is $72. The cheapest time to rent a luxury car in Santa Cruz, the United States is in March. The price is 31% lower than the rest of the year at just $50 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 9% less expensive than the average rental car 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 $90. The cheapest time to rent a convertible in Santa Cruz, the United States is in January. The price is 44% lower than the rest of the year at just $51 per day. A convertible rental is typically 14% more expensive than the average rental car 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.

Nissan Sentra
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$21/day

21 May - 28 May
Nissan Sentra
Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$33/day

30 Apr - 7 May
Toyota Yaris
Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$38/day

1 Jun - 31 Jul
Toyota Yaris

Rental cars insight and trends in Santa Cruz

Useful insights to help you book the perfect rental car in Santa Cruz

What is the cheapest rental car agency in Santa Cruz?

The cheapest rental cars in Santa Cruz are generally found through Turo. When booking with Turo, you may be able to find rental car prices for as low as $17/day. The average price to rent a car in Santa Cruz is $27/day.

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

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has the most locations of any rental car company in Santa Cruz, with 2 locations.

What car do most people rent in Santa Cruz?

Most momondo users will rent the Chrysler Pacifica in Santa Cruz, though renting the Ford EcoSport is a popular second choice according to our data. If you’re interested in renting the Chrysler Pacifica, prices are $114 per day on average. Some users have found Chrysler Pacifica rental deals in Santa Cruz for as low as $39 per day. Ford EcoSport rentals in Santa Cruz are $58 per day on average, with some of the cheapest deals at $27 per day.

Santa Cruz car rental directory

All major car rental suppliers in Santa Cruz, California

Hertz

6.8
Okay
39 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.8

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

6.5

Budget

10.0
Wonderful
2 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Avis

7.3
Good
9 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

6.6

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

6.6

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.1
Good
23 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.3

Thrifty

1 location

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

Economy, Intermediate, SUV

Cheapest Rental Car

$31

Most Popular Model

Toyota Camry
The most popular Santa Cruz car rental agency found on momondo this month is Hertz. Other top choices for car rental companies are Fox and Budget
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in Santa Cruz in the past 72 hours: Economy, Intermediate, SUV.
The lowest price for a rental car in Santa Cruz is $31/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $58/day.
The most popular car model to rent in Santa Cruz in the past 7 days is the Toyota Camry. Our users also prefer the Audi A4 as an alternative.

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

How much will it cost to rent a car in Santa Cruz, California in May?

To rent a car in Santa Cruz for a weekend in May, we found prices as low as $38 with an average of $103. For a one-week car rental, Santa Cruz prices in May average $57 with the best deals starting at $21.

Is there a fee to cancel my Santa Cruz, California 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 Budget, Avis, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car 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 May?

The best way to enjoy the sites in Santa Cruz during the month of May 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 60.8 °F and average rainfall of 0.2″ during the month of May. Renting a Convertible in Santa Cruz will cost you $85/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Santa Cruz, California?

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 car rental company has the Jeep Wrangler in Santa Cruz?

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

In April, Santa Cruz usually gets 1.9″ of precipitation and has an average temperature of 55.4 °F. This information can be very helpful when looking at rental cars in Santa Cruz as it can help you make the best decision.

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

The climate in California during April is usually 60.8 °F with an expected 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.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Santa Cruz?

Prices for cars in Santa Cruz were last updated today.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Santa Cruz?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Santa Cruz?

Age requirements for drivers vary depending on the country, including Santa Cruz. In several EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. Generally, to rent a car overseas, you must be at least 21 years old, and if you're under 25, you may be charged a young driver surcharge. It's recommended that you review the policy of your preferred rental company before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in Santa Cruz?

When renting a car in Santa Cruz, all drivers must present a full valid driving license. An International Driving Permit is required if the driving license is written in a language different to that of the country of rental and may be necessary to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you are renting abroad, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend checking with the individual rental company you are booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car rental in Santa Cruz?

momondo finds and compares thousands of car rental websites to provide you with the best selection of policies and car rentals in Santa Cruz. Finding a rental car is quick and free of charge, so using momondo for your booking makes sense.

How does momondo help me find the best car rental deal in Santa Cruz?

Once you have performed a search for a car rental in Santa Cruz, momondo will show the results and enable you to find the best deal by using our filters; here you can narrow your search down by vehicle type, price, agencies and a multitude of policies that can apply.

Does momondo show car rental deals in Santa Cruz with free cancellation?

Of course! momondo has a dedicated filter for users to specifically look at car rentals in Santa Cruz which offer free cancellation.

Can I rent a car with a fair fuel policy in Santa Cruz on momondo?

Fair fuel policies are specifically available to select on momondo, allowing you to refine your search for rental cars in Santa Cruz.

Can I find a car rental in Santa Cruz which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

You can specifically filter for enhanced cleaning on rental cars in Santa Cruz on momondo.

Can I search for rental cars in Santa Cruz with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Yes, unlimited mileage options can be found on rental cars in Santa Cruz on momondo.


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