California

Cheap Car Rentals in California

Los Angeles, CA, United States
1 Jul — 8 Jul
Same drop-off
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Fri 1/7
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Fri 8/7
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What are the car hire prices for popular cities in California?

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in California

Price

$35 - $81

Out of all the popular cities in California, Los Angeles is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $35/day. Renting a car in Los Angeles is 57% cheaper than renting one in San Diego where the per day rate is around $81. Other fairly inexpensive cities in California to get a rental car in are: San Francisco ($62/day), Sacramento ($66/day), and San Diego ($81/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 $35/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in California is Los Angeles.

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

January

$76

February

$97

March

$105

April

$105

May

$92

June

$106

July

$127

August

$108

September

$94

October

$105

November

$105

December

$106

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in California is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. 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.

Top rental agencies in California

All major car rental suppliers in California
6.6
Good
1226 reviews91 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.5

Value

6.6
5.6
Okay
1284 reviews45 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.7

Overall

5.6

Pick-up/drop-off

5.7

Value

5.8
5.5
Okay
2367 reviews68 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.4

Overall

5.4

Pick-up/drop-off

5.4

Value

5.7
4.9
Okay
1344 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.0

Overall

4.9

Pick-up/drop-off

4.6

Value

5.2
4.9
Okay
1230 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.0

Overall

4.9

Pick-up/drop-off

4.9

Value

5.4
7.5
Good
890 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

7.2
6.1
Good
519 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.1

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

6.0
5.2
Okay
778 reviews46 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.2

Overall

5.1

Pick-up/drop-off

5.2

Value

5.4

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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 $103/day when booking a car hire in California. The absolute best deal a user found was for $69/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 ($65/day), Avis ($68/day), and Sixt ($82/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 (8.2 rating) and National (8.0 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 $2.19/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $98 and $142 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

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

Avis is one of the most popular car hire companies in California, offering car hire for around $621 per week on average.

How far in advance should I hire a car in California for the best price?

Booking in advance not only ensures a better chance of getting your vehicle of choice, it can save you up to 5% on your car hire. For a below average price in California, Cheapflights recommends booking your car hire at least 90 days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month in California?

Yes, cars are available to be rented out for an entire month in California.

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

The monthly cost of a car rental in California is $2,660 ($89/day) on average.

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