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Most popular cities to hire a car in California

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Intermediate
Los Angeles
Most popular car hire agency in MayThrifty20% more popular2,288 momondo users preferred to book a hire car from Thrifty for their trip to Los Angeles in May
Average price to hire a car in May£36 per day17% more expensiveA car hire in Los Angeles costs £36 per day on average in May, which is more expensive than the yearly average
Most popular type of car to hire in MayIntermediate23% more popular2,615 users chose to hire Intermediate cars for their travel needs in Los Angeles during May

Recent California car hire deals

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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
£23/day
1 Jun - 22 Jun
Los Angeles
Budget at 700 West 7th Street, Ste A 200
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Audi A3
£23/day
1 Jun - 22 Jun
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BMW X3
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
£28/day
1 Jun - 1 Jul
Los Angeles
Budget at 700 West 7th Street, Ste A 200
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BMW X3
£28/day
1 Jun - 1 Jul
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BMW X3
or similar Full-size SUV
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
£37/day
1 Jun - 22 Jun
Los Angeles
Budget at 700 West 7th Street, Ste A 200
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BMW X3
£37/day
1 Jun - 22 Jun
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Chevrolet Equinox
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
£26/day
10 Jun - 21 Jun
San Francisco
Budget at 500 Beach Street, Suite 120
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Chevrolet Equinox
£26/day
10 Jun - 21 Jun
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
£18/day
1 Jun - 22 Jun
Los Angeles
Budget at 700 West 7th Street, Ste A 200
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
£18/day
1 Jun - 22 Jun
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Chrysler Pacifica
or similar People carrier
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
£30/day
1 Jun - 1 Jul
Los Angeles
Budget at 700 West 7th Street, Ste A 200
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Chrysler Pacifica
£30/day
1 Jun - 1 Jul
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Audi A4
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
£24/day
28 May - 7 Jun
Los Angeles
Hertz at 5855 W Century Blvd
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Audi A4
£24/day
28 May - 7 Jun
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
£21/day
1 Jun - 22 Jun
Los Angeles
Budget at 700 West 7th Street, Ste A 200
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Audi A3
£21/day
1 Jun - 22 Jun
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
2/4-door vehicles
£20/day
1 Jun - 22 Jun
Los Angeles
Budget at 700 West 7th Street, Ste A 200
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
£20/day
1 Jun - 22 Jun
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
£22/day
18 Jun - 26 Jun
Oakland
Budget at 7600 Earhart Road
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
£22/day
18 Jun - 26 Jun
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Audi A4
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
£28/day
17 Jun - 25 Jun
Los Angeles
Hertz at 6728 Reseda Blvd
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Audi A4
£28/day
17 Jun - 25 Jun
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Cadillac CTS
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
£39/day
1 Jun - 22 Jun
Los Angeles
Budget at 700 West 7th Street, Ste A 200
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Cadillac CTS
£39/day
1 Jun - 22 Jun
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California Car Hire Directory

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8.3
Excellent
1074 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

8.2
7.7
Good
1270 reviews92 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

7.6
6.9
Good
1276 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

6.7
6.8
Good
1269 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

6.7
6.0
Good
1986 reviews74 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.4

Overall

5.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.3

Value for money

5.9
7.0
Good
427 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

6.8
6.5
Good
636 reviews51 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.4
6.2
Good
983 reviews51 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.7

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.8

Value for money

6.1

Popular attractions in California

Hit the open road in your car hire and head to any of these top tourist destinations in or around California’s major cities
Los Angeles
California

STAPLES Center
Venice Beach
Los Angeles Convention Center
Hollywood Bowl
Dodger Stadium
San Francisco
California

Union Square
Fisherman's Wharf
Moscone Center
Alcatraz
AT&T Park
San Diego
California

Gaslamp Quarter
SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego Zoo
SDCCU Stadium
San Jose
California

San Jose McEnery Convention Center
SAP Center
Winchester Mystery House
Civic Auditorium
SAP Center at San Jose
Sacramento
California

Arco Arena
Sacramento Zoo
Sacramento Convention Center
Memorial Auditorium
Crocker Art Museum
Oakland
California

Oakland Coliseum
Oracle Arena
Jack London Square
Oakland Convention Center
Paramount Theatre
Santa Ana
California

Bowers Museum
Jerome Park
Old Orange County Courthouse
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Palm Springs
California

Palm Springs Convention Center
Palm Springs Air Museum
Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway
Plaza Theatre
Palm Springs Art Museum
Ontario
California

Scandia Ontario
Ontario Museum of History and Art
Fresno
California

Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center
Selland Arena
Downing Planetarium
Fresno Fairgrounds
Chaffee Zoological Gardens
Long Beach
California

Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
RMS Queen Mary
Aquarium of the Pacific
Long Beach Cruise Terminal Dome
Walter Pyramid

California car hire tips

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in California so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

How much does it cost to hire a car in California?

Based on our data, the cost to hire a car in California is £34 per day on average. However, you might be able to find rental car deals as low as around £13 per day, which is a 88% difference from the highest price per day at £112.

What is the cheapest car hire company in California?

The cheapest car hire companies in California are Ace with prices from £13 per day, Advance Car And Truck Rental from as low as £15 per day, and Europcar with deals as low as £18 per day. Keep in mind that these prices were found in the past 72 hours and are subject to change based on when you book your rental, what city you plan to visit, and what type of car you hire.

What is the best car hire company in California?

With an average review score of 8.7/10 from 9,801 reviewers, Alamo is rated the best car hire company in California by our users. Alamo has 11 locations in California including the popular city of San Jose.

What is the most popular type of car to hire in California?

The most popular type of cars to hire in California are Intermediate cars. This type of car costs £29 per day on average. 22% of users prefer to hire Intermediate cars in California due to price, availability, and their planned activities.

What are the cheapest cities to hire a car in California?

San Diego has the cheapest car hire prices in California. Our users found that Advance Car And Truck Rental offers the cheapest rental car deals in the city, from £17/day. San Francisco is the next cheapest city for car hire. Here you can find cheaper daily rental prices from Advance Car And Truck Rental, which start around £17/day.

When is the best time to hire a car in California?

The best time to hire a car in California is in the month of January, when prices are £22/day on average. July is often the most expensive month to rent a car, when average prices are £41/day. However, no matter what month you plan to visit California, it’s recommended that you book your car hire around 11 days out for the best possible price.

How long do people hire a car for when staying in California?

Consider hiring a car in California for 7 days, which is the most popular length of time people tend to spend in the region. The average daily hire cost for 7 days is £32. Weekend and 1-week-long hires will average a total of £225 and £77, respectively. For your more long-term car hire needs, a 1-month-long 7 car hire will cost £1,313 in total on average.


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