Based on our data, the cost to hire a car in California is £36 per day on average. However, you might be able to find rental car deals as low as around £14 per day, which is a 88% difference from the highest price per day at £122.
The cheapest car hire companies in California are Ace with prices from £14 per day, Advance Car And Truck Rental from as low as £16 per day, and Europcar with deals as low as £19 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.
With an average review score of 8.7/10 from 8,435 reviewers, Alamo is rated the best car hire company in California by our users. Alamo has 7 locations in California including the popular city of San Jose.
The most popular type of cars to hire in California are Intermediate cars. This type of car costs £31 per day on average. 22% of users prefer to hire Intermediate cars in California due to price, availability, and their planned activities.
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 £18/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 £18/day.
The best time to hire a car in California is in the month of September, when prices are £19/day on average. July is often the most expensive month to rent a car, when average prices are £43/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.
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 £34. Weekend and 1-week-long hires will average a total of £238 and £82, respectively. For your more long-term car hire needs, a 1-month-long 7 car hire will cost £1,389 in total on average.