Car Hire in California

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Los Angeles, CA, United States
26 May — 2 Jun
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Best deals found for California car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in California
Audi A6
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£37/day

31 May - 10 Jun
Audi A6
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers

£39/day

31 May - 10 Jun
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Nissan Kicks
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£42/day

6 Jun - 20 Jun
Nissan Kicks
Daewoo Leganza
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

£33/day

31 May - 10 Jun
Daewoo Leganza
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

£33/day

31 May - 10 Jun
Volkswagen Jetta
Toyota Camry
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

£33/day

31 May - 10 Jun
Toyota Camry
Buick LaCrosse
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£60/day

23 May - 19 Jun
Buick LaCrosse
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£35/day

31 May - 10 Jun
Toyota Fortuner
Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£30/day

31 May - 10 Jun
Kia Forte

California car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in California that's right for you

Small cars

£32 - £78

All Car Types

£49 - £101

The average price of a Small hire in California is £53. The cheapest time to hire a Small in California is in January. The price is 41% lower than the rest of the year at just £32 per day. A Small car hire is typically 27% less expensive than the average car hire in California. The average price of a car hire in California can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for California Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium hire in California is £71. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in California is in January. The price is 31% lower than the rest of the year at just £49 per day. A Medium car hire is typically 3% less expensive than the average car hire in California. The average price of a car hire in California can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for California Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large hire in California is £75. The cheapest time to hire a Large in California is in February. The price is 38% lower than the rest of the year at just £47 per day. A Large car hire is typically 3% more expensive than the average car hire in California. The average price of a car hire in California can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for California Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in California is £70. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in California is in January. The price is 38% lower than the rest of the year at just £44 per day. A SUV car hire is typically 5% less expensive than the average car hire in California. The average price of a car hire in California can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for California SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van hire in California is £72. The cheapest time to hire a Van in California is in January. The price is 37% lower than the rest of the year at just £46 per day. A Van car hire is typically 2% less expensive than the average car hire in California. The average price of a car hire in California can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a Luxury hire in California is £73. The cheapest time to hire a Luxury in California is in February. The price is 36% lower than the rest of the year at just £47 per day. A Luxury car hire is typically 0% more expensive than the average car hire in California. The average price of a car hire in California can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for California Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible hire in California is £102. The cheapest time to hire a Convertible in California is in February. The price is 37% lower than the rest of the year at just £65 per day. A Convertible car hire is typically 30% more expensive than the average car hire in California. The average price of a car hire in California can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Mitsubishi Colt
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£28/day

31 May - 10 Jun
Mitsubishi Colt
Perodua Myvi
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£29/day

31 May - 10 Jun
Perodua Myvi
Opel Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£29/day

31 May - 10 Jun
Opel Corsa

California car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in California
8.3
Excellent
1186 reviews14 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.1
7.6
Good
1459 reviews104 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.5
6.6
Good
1614 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.2

Value

6.6
6.5
Good
1545 reviews15 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

6.4
6.0
Good
1605 reviews55 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.7

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.7

Value

6.0
5.9
Okay
2844 reviews84 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.5

Overall

5.7

Pick-up/drop-off

5.4

Value

5.9
6.8
Good
546 reviews12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.7
6.1
Good
928 reviews57 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.8

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.8

Value

6.1

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in California

Nearby attractions:

Venice Beach4.6 mi
La Brea Tar Pits9.0 mi
Getty Center10.1 mi
Los Angeles Convention Center10.4 mi
STAPLES Center10.7 mi

Nearby attractions:

Moscone Center11.3 mi
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge11.6 mi
Union Square11.6 mi
Lombard Street12.7 mi
Fisherman's Wharf13.0 mi

Nearby attractions:

Gaslamp Quarter2.6 mi
San Diego Convention Center2.8 mi
Coronado Beach3.4 mi
Pacific Beach Park5.4 mi
La Jolla Cove9.3 mi

Is it worthwhile to book a rental car in California, United States?

It is most definitely worthwhile looking into car hire comparison when you take a trip to California United States. Cruising those infamous coastal highways of Malibu and Venice Beach will be a joy to experience in a convertible and the region has some very famous road trips. Consider completing Route 66 when you hire a car in California, United States and see what the legendary road has to offer. Another great reason for car rentals in California, United States is the sheer distance of the region. While public transport is great in the inner cities such as San Francisco, Hollywood and LA, it is not available to explore off the beaten track which is where real Californian experiences come true.


California car hire information

Car rental in California, United States is a fantastic way to see this vast state as public transport can only take you so far. In California legendary road trips and coastal adventures await you with cheap car hire, made especially pleasant by well-maintained roads, high-functioning highways and minimal toll roads beyond certain bridges in LA and San Francisco. Traffic can get rather congested on the highways as many of them are multi-laned without strict laws about which lanes are for fast or slow traffic. The driving side of the road is the right, so you will have to get acclimated to over-taking on the left with your car hire. Another factor to consider is the high amount of carpool lanes on highways and main roads. Also called high-occupancy lanes, they will have limited access to who can drive in them and if you need to exit the highway through a car pool lane you will need to wait for a break in the lane. Be prepared to get stuck in the occasional famous LA traffic jam – it’s part of the true driving experience of car rental in California, United States.

With cheap car rental you will be able to explore California at your leisure, but make sure you are up to date with the traffic rules before setting off on your journey. California has a zero tolerance policy for cellphone use during driving and speed limits are to be stuck to at all times. If you are a smoker you will be fined for smoking with an infant in your car and if you are caught littering from your car hire you will get an immediate fine. Stay buckled up, do not drink and drive and you will make the most of your experience of  car rental in California, United States.

European citizens can get car rental in California, United States without having to apply for an IDP. As long as your drivers license is current and older than a year you will be eligible for car hire. You will also need to provide your passport and a credit card.


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Car hire in California

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Based on our data, the cost to hire a car in California is £77 per day on average. However, you might be able to find rental car deals as low as around £14 per day, which is a 92% difference from the highest price per day at £188.

The cheapest car hire companies in California are Ace with prices from £14 per day, Advance Car And Truck Rental from as low as £18 per day, and Turo with deals as low as £23 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 8.8/10 from 2,832 reviewers, Alamo is rated the best car hire company in California by our users. Alamo has 14 locations in California including the popular city of San Jose.

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 £19/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 £20/day.

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 £37. Weekend and 1-week-long hires will average a total of £256 and £88, respectively. For your more long-term car hire needs, a 1-month-long 7 car hire will cost £1,492 in total on average.


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Why use momondo?

Using momondo to book a car hire in California could save you time and money. momondo searches thousands of car hire websites and locations to provide you with a wide selection of options and cars to choose from.

By the use of filters, momondo makes finding a great car hire in California easier. Whether it is price, car type, amenities or policies, momondo allows you to refine your search with these and more filters to find the best deal for you.

Yes, whether it is for cars in California or elsewhere, momondo allows you to filter specifically for policies that offer free cancellation.

Fair fuel policies are specifically available to select on momondo, allowing you to refine your search for car hire in California.

Yes, momondo can show you specific deals which include enhanced cleaning on car hire in California.

Yes, car hire deals in California with unlimited mileage can be found on momondo.


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