California

Cheap Car Hire in California

Los Angeles, CA, United States
18 Aug — 25 Aug
Same drop-off
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Thu 18/8
Noon
Thu 25/8
Noon
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What are the car hire prices for popular cities in California?

Below are the cheapest cities to hire a car in California

Price

$30 - $100

Out of all the popular cities in California, Los Angeles is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $30/day. Renting a car in Los Angeles is 70% cheaper than renting one in Santa Barbara where the per day rate is around $100. Other fairly inexpensive cities in California to get a rental car in are: San Francisco ($40/day), Redding ($49/day), and Burbank ($51/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Los Angeles should expect to spend around $30/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in California is Los Angeles.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in California?

January

$68

February

$86

March

$94

April

$94

May

$82

June

$82

July

$89

August

$96

September

$84

October

$94

November

$94

December

$95

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in California is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is August. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular Car Types in California

Top rental agencies in California

All major car hire suppliers in California
8.0
Excellent
1075 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.4

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

7.7
6.5
Good
1373 reviews101 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.5

Value

6.5
5.6
Okay
2704 reviews83 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.5

Overall

5.5

Pick-up/drop-off

5.4

Value

5.8
5.6
Okay
1473 reviews54 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.7

Overall

5.6

Pick-up/drop-off

5.7

Value

5.7
5.0
Okay
1522 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.1

Overall

5.0

Pick-up/drop-off

4.9

Value

5.4
4.9
Okay
1459 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.0

Overall

4.8

Pick-up/drop-off

4.6

Value

5.2
6.2
Good
576 reviews12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.2

Pick-up/drop-off

6.1

Value

6.2
5.3
Okay
270 reviews14 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.1

Overall

5.3

Pick-up/drop-off

5.0

Value

5.9

Best California Car Rental Deals Found

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Car Rental FAQs

What is the cheapest hire car found in California?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $90/day when booking a car hire in California. The absolute best deal a user found was for $47/day from U-Save, booked on Jul. 28.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in California?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in California from the following companies over the past two weeks: Fox ($46/day), Sixt ($57/day), and Elita Rent A Car ($64/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in California?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Silvercar (9.1 rating), Alamo (8.3 rating) and National (8.1 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in California.

What are gas prices like in California?

The average price of petrol in California is $1.69/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $76 and $109 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

How much does it cost to hire a car in California for a week from Hertz?

Hertz is one of the most popular car hire companies in California, offering car hire for around $399 per week on average.

Can I rent a car for a month in California?

Typically, how long you can hire a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For California however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.

How much does it cost to rent a car in California for a month?

Typically, a monthly car hire in California can be found for $1,709. You can find car hire deals to be on average $57 a day.

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