Los Angeles

Cheap Car Hire in Los Angeles from $42

Los Angeles, CA, United States
25 Apr — 2 May
Driver's age: 26-65
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Los Angeles car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Los Angeles. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 18 April 2024.

Most popular company

THRIFTY

Price of petrol per litre

$2.24

Average price per day

$97

Cheapest price per day

$42

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Los Angeles?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Los Angeles and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 18 April 2024.

January

$54

February

$66

March

$77

April

$77

May

$72

June

$76

July

$84

August

$84

September

$72

October

$76

November

$69

December

$71

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Los Angeles 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.

Popular car types in Los Angeles

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Los Angeles and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 18 April 2024.

There are 71 hire agencies servicing Los Angeles. These agencies, altogether, have 203 hire locations available. Need an affordable hire? large car is the cheapest car type to hire in Los Angeles with prices from $42 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 5 car types you can hire in Los Angeles:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Full-size

Full-size

People mover

People mover

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Premium

Premium

Luxury

Luxury

Compare available car types for rental in Los Angeles

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Los Angeles to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 18 April 2024.

Small cars

$78 - $115

All Car Types

$96 - $132

To hire a small car in Los Angeles, the United States, you would pay an average price of $93/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Los Angeles, the United States (~$78/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$115/day). In fact, March is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Los Angeles. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Los Angeles, hiring a small car saves you 19% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Los Angeles small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Los Angeles, the United States, you would pay an average price of $98/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Los Angeles, the United States (~$68/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$124/day). In fact, January is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Los Angeles. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Los Angeles, hiring a medium car saves you 16% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Los Angeles medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Los Angeles, the United States, you would pay an average price of $144/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Los Angeles, the United States (~$116/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~$166/day). In fact, November is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Los Angeles. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Los Angeles, hiring a large car is 20% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Los Angeles large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in Los Angeles, the United States, you would pay an average price of $112/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Los Angeles, the United States (~$81/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$138/day). In fact, January is about 29% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Los Angeles. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Los Angeles, hiring a SUV saves you 3% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Los Angeles SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Los Angeles, the United States, you would pay an average price of $161/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a van in Los Angeles, the United States (~$104/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$236/day). In fact, February is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Los Angeles. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Los Angeles, hiring a van is 29% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a luxury car in Los Angeles, the United States, you would pay an average price of $152/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Los Angeles, the United States (~$91/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is October (~$241/day). In fact, March is about 41% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Los Angeles. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Los Angeles, hiring a luxury car is 25% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a convertible in Los Angeles, the United States, you would pay an average price of $155/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a convertible in Los Angeles, the United States (~$98/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$203/day). In fact, November is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible hire for Los Angeles. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Los Angeles, hiring a convertible is 26% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Los Angeles convertible hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Toyota Yaris$43/day
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Toyota Yaris
Toyota Corolla$44/day
4
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A/C
Toyota Corolla

Tips for hiring a car in Los Angeles

Browse helpful tips for hiring a car in Los Angeles including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on 18 April 2024.
  • Hiring a car in LA allows you to avoid crowded public transport and visit popular attractions, like Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Venice Beach, on your own schedule. You can enjoy iconic drives like the Pacific Coast Highway and travel comfortably with your luggage, surfboards and other gear.
  • When you hire a car in LA, you open up a world of beautiful day trips to nearby wineries, beaches and small towns. Malibu, Long Beach and Redondo Beach are all within easy reach with a hire car, while wineries and small towns like Solvang offer a chance to escape the bright lights of LA for a day.
  • Traffic in Los Angeles can be heavy during peak times, which generally occur on weekdays from 07:00 to 10:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00. On weekends, there’s generally another peak traffic time in the evenings, specifically on roads heading into or out of Hollywood and Downtown LA.
  • Note that in Los Angeles and all throughout America, you’ll need to drive on the right-hand side of the road. Unless otherwise indicated, you can turn right at a red light (after giving way) at intersections in LA.

Top rental agencies in Los Angeles

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Los Angeles known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Los Angeles. Reviews were last updated on 18 April 2024.
Book your reservation with one of the top rental car agencies located in Los Angeles, including Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Sixt. Read through reviews, double check the pickup location, and other important information before making your selection.

Hertz

5.7
Fair
1093 reviews29 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.4

Overall

5.6

Pick-up/drop-off

5.5

Value

5.9

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.8
Good
229 reviews32 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.7

Sixt

7.4
Good
309 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

7.2

Midway

6.3
Okay
488 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

6.9

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

6.8

Avis

5.8
Fair
323 reviews14 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.8

Overall

5.7

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

6.0

Budget

5.6
Fair
633 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.6

Overall

5.5

Pick-up/drop-off

5.5

Value

5.7

Thrifty

5.5
Fair
434 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.4

Overall

5.4

Pick-up/drop-off

5.2

Value

5.9

Dollar

4.9
Mediocre
530 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.0

Overall

4.8

Pick-up/drop-off

4.6

Value

5.4

Best Los Angeles car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Los Angeles. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Los Angeles with an average daily rate of $57. Data was last updated on 18 April 2024.
The best offers we've found on car rentals in the Los Angeles area. If these deals don't completely appeal to you, check back soon for alternative offers.
Toyota Camry$42/day
5
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A/C
Toyota Camry
Toyota Yaris$43/day
2
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A/C
Toyota Yaris
Hyundai i30$44/day
4
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A/C
Hyundai i30

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Los Angeles, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 18 April 2024.
  • Do kids need to use child car seats in hire vehicles in LA?

    Under Californian law, children under the age of two must use a rear-facing car seat. Once a child is over the age of two, weighs more than 40 lbs (around 18 kg) or is taller than 40” (around 102 cm), they can use a forward-facing car seat or booster appropriate for their age and size. This requirement holds until a child is eight years old or at least 4’ 9” (around 150 cm). Above this age and height, boosters are often still recommended, with a seat belt being the minimum requirement.

  • What documentation will I need to hire a car in Los Angeles?

    In California, the general rule is that you must be at least 25 years old to hire a vehicle. You’ll also need to present your passport, a valid driver’s licence and a credit card for the security deposit. Many car hire agencies also require an international driving permit (IDP), so it’s worth picking one up in your home country before you depart for Los Angeles.

  • Can I drive a hire car into Mexico from Los Angeles?

    Some hire car agencies will allow you to drive into Mexico from LA. However, each car hire company has its own rules. Some won’t allow you to drive more than 250 miles (around 402 km) into Mexico. Others require that you hire your vehicle through a corporate account and purchase special insurance to do so. It’s generally also the case that you cannot book a one-way hire from LA to anywhere in Mexico.

  • What’s the legal blood alcohol limit for driving in Los Angeles?

    For drivers over the age of 21 in Los Angeles, the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08%. Drivers under the age of 21 have a much lower BAC limit of 0.01%. The local police have regular crackdowns on drunk driving and often perform roadside sobriety tests. So it’s best to avoid taking any chances when driving in Los Angeles.

  • Are there any toll roads to be aware of in LA?

    When hiring a car in Los Angeles, there are two toll roads you must be aware of: the I-10, also known as El Monte Busway, and the I-110, also known as Harbor Transitway. The I-10 starts on Alameda Street, while the I-110 stretches between 182nd Street and Adams Boulevard. Only the express lanes of these roads carry a toll, so be aware of which lane you’re using if you want to avoid fees.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Los Angeles?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $97/day when booking a car hire in Los Angeles. The absolute best deal a user found was for $61/day from Hertz, booked on Apr. 14.

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Los Angeles?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Payless (10.0 rating), Silvercar (8.8 rating) and State Van Rental (8.6 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Los Angeles.

  • What are petrol prices like in Los Angeles?

    The average price of petrol in Los Angeles is $2.24/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $101 and $145 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Los Angeles for a week from Thrifty?

    Thrifty is one of the top picks in Los Angeles. They can have you in a hire car for about $709 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Los Angeles for the best price?

    Generally, for a better deal in Los Angeles it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 28%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 7 days prior to your pickup date. Booking as early as you can also increases the likelihood that you’ll get the ideal car.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Los Angeles?

    Yes, you can rent a car for a month in Los Angeles check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Los Angeles for a month?

    Typically, a monthly car rental in Los Angeles can be found for $3,037. You can find car rental deals for $101 a day on average.

  • How much is a car hire in Los Angeles for a weekend?

    $121 is, on average, how much a car hire costs for the weekend in Los Angeles. To save money, consider booking a Intermediate car hire, which is the cheapest car during the weekend. If you are looking for a car hire in May, we’ve seen prices on Cheapflights for as low as $104 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in Los Angeles?

    The most popular car chosen by those travelling to Los Angeles is Intermediate (Toyota RAV4) based on our Cheapflights data.

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Car rentals by fuel type in Los Angeles

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Los Angeles. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Los Angeles. Deals were last updated on 18 April 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Los Angeles. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest ($28+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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