Car Hire in Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, CA, United States
19 Aug — 26 Aug
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Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Best deals found for Los Angeles, California car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Los Angeles, California
Tesla Model 3
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£40/day

21 Aug - 3 Sep
Tesla Model 3
Kia Stinger
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
5-door vehicles

£45/day

27 Aug - 29 Sep
Kia Stinger
Mercedes-Benz GLA
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£33/day

27 Aug - 8 Sep
Mercedes-Benz GLA
Kia Sportage
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

£38/day

7 Sep - 21 Sep
Kia Sportage
Jaguar XF
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£45/day

7 Sep - 17 Sep
Jaguar XF
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£32/day

27 Aug - 8 Sep
Nissan Qashqai
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£31/day

27 Aug - 8 Sep
Ford Focus
Volkswagen Golf
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£40/day

27 Aug - 29 Sep
Volkswagen Golf
Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£27/day

27 Aug - 8 Sep
Audi A3

Important information about Los Angeles car hire

Rental cars in Los Angeles are a great way to travel to some of the city’s most iconic sights, including Disneyland, the Santa Monica Pier, and Hollywood Boulevard. While the I-405 is known for being the city’s most popular freeway, Mulholland Drive and Sunset Boulevard are also streets that are commonly used to travel throughout Los Angeles and reach popular destinations. It can be difficult to find free street parking for rental cars in Los Angeles, as it is often reserved for residents, but there are many paid lots and garages that are available. There are over 100 car hire locations in Los Angeles, giving you plenty to choose from.

While you might not find free parking for rental cars in Los Angeles, there are many paid car parks and lots in every neighbourhood, with hourly fees and day rates offered. Although the I-405 is one of the most convenient freeways to use in the city, it is also the busiest, so avoid taking it during the peak hours in the morning and early evening. Rosecrans Avenue, which runs throughout the city, is also known for being particularly congested during rush hour. Los Angeles car rentals are also a great way to explore sights outside of the city, such as Laguna Beach and San Diego, both of which are less than a two-hour drive away. The city is known for not being walkable, making a cheap car rental in Los Angeles a great way to explore and save money.

To safely navigate hired cars in Los Angeles, it’s important to keep in mind some of the particular city and state traffic laws, such as the fact that pedestrians always have the right of way at intersections, even if the intersection is unmarked. If you plan on having a drink before driving, it’s important to note that it is illegal to have a blood alcohol count higher than 0.08% while behind the wheel. It’s important to note that you cannot make a left-hand turn on a red light unless you are currently on and will be turning onto a one-way street. However, you can make a right-hand turn at a red light, unless there is a sign stating otherwise. To be certain that you have the most up to date information, be sure to check with Los Angeles’ department of motor vehicles to see if there have been any recent law changes.

Because the city is so close to the border, it’s quite common for visitors to use their Los Angeles car rentals to drive to Mexico. Almost all car rental companies allow their customers to drive vehicles across borders, but it’s best to check with the rental car company ahead of time to ensure that this is allowed in your contract. Keep in mind that if you plan on visiting Mexico with a Los Angeles car rental, Mexican automobile liability insurance is legally required for drivers, which you can usually purchase through your rental company. You will also need to provide certain pieces of documentation, such as a valid government-issued driving license. Make sure that you have either a passport or a United States-issued passport card.

While some rental car companies in California will require you to pay with a major credit card, even for cheap hired cars in Los Angeles, some companies will accept an alternative form of payment. For example, you may be able to pay with a debit card, cash, or check. If you choose to use one of these payment methods rather than a credit card, you may be asked to provide additional documentation, including proof of address or insurance. Some companies may also have you put down a cash deposit or ask you to complete a credit check. It’s always best to contact your preferred rental company in advance to determine exactly what the process will be when paying for hiring a car in Los Angeles. Whether you are paying with a credit card, debit card, or check, always make sure that the name on your payment method matches the name on the identification card of the driver, as you may not be able to use this method if it does not.

If you are 21 years or older, you can rent a car in California, such as an electric car rental or a cheap car rental, as long as you have a driving license and passport from your home country that are valid for the duration of your rental agreement. Those that have a temporary license are also able to rent a car if it is valid throughout the rental agreement and does not have any restrictions on it. Some companies ask that foreign customers use an international driving license, while others accept driving licenses from different countries, as long as the text is in a Latin-based alphabet (although you may be able to use a certified translation instead). Make sure to have an official passport with you that will not expire during your rental period, as your company will want to take a photocopy of it and keep it with your file. Whether you are American or from a different country, you will be required to provide a credit card when completing the rental agreement, as debit cards and checks are not accepted.


Los Angeles, California car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Los Angeles that's right for you

Small cars

£28 - £63

All Car Types

£48 - £89

The average price of a Small hire in Los Angeles, the United States is £46. The cheapest time to hire a Small in Los Angeles, the United States is in January. The price is 41% lower than the rest of the year at just £28 per day. A Small car hire is typically 29% less expensive than the average car hire in Los Angeles. The average price of a car hire in Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium hire in Los Angeles, the United States is £59. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in Los Angeles, the United States is in January. The price is 41% lower than the rest of the year at just £35 per day. A Medium car hire is typically 11% less expensive than the average car hire in Los Angeles. The average price of a car hire in Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large hire in Los Angeles, the United States is £68. The cheapest time to hire a Large in Los Angeles, the United States is in February. The price is 31% lower than the rest of the year at just £48 per day. A Large car hire is typically 5% more expensive than the average car hire in Los Angeles. The average price of a car hire in Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in Los Angeles, the United States is £57. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Los Angeles, the United States is in January. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just £41 per day. A SUV car hire is typically 13% less expensive than the average car hire in Los Angeles. The average price of a car hire in Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van hire in Los Angeles, the United States is £73. The cheapest time to hire a Van in Los Angeles, the United States is in January. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just £48 per day. A Van car hire is typically 10% more expensive than the average car hire in Los Angeles. The average price of a car hire in Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury hire in Los Angeles, the United States is £71. The cheapest time to hire a Luxury in Los Angeles, the United States is in February. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just £47 per day. A Luxury car hire is typically 9% more expensive than the average car hire in Los Angeles. The average price of a car hire in Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible hire in Los Angeles, the United States is £88. The cheapest time to hire a Convertible in Los Angeles, the United States is in December. The price is 33% lower than the rest of the year at just £59 per day. A Convertible car hire is typically 25% more expensive than the average car hire in Los Angeles. The average price of a car hire in Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles Convertible rentals found on momondo in the past week.

Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£31/day

27 Aug - 8 Sep
Toyota Yaris
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£31/day

27 Aug - 8 Sep
Ford Focus
Volkswagen Golf
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£40/day

27 Aug - 29 Sep
Volkswagen Golf

Los Angeles car hire directory

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Quick facts about car hire in Los Angeles

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in Los Angeles

Most Popular Agency

Thrifty

Popular Car Types

SUV, Intermediate, Economy

Cheapest Hire Car

£29

Most Popular Model

Ford Mustang Convertible
The most popular Los Angeles car hire agency found on momondo this month is Thrifty. Other top choices for car hire companies are Avis and Fox
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Los Angeles in the past 72 hours: SUV, Intermediate, Economy.
The lowest price for a car hire in Los Angeles is £29/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from £55/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Los Angeles in the past 7 days is the Ford Mustang Convertible. Our users also prefer the Chevrolet Equinox as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

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

Nearby attractions:

Venice Beach4.6 mi
Muscle Beach4.8 mi
Santa Monica State Beach7.5 mi
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum8.5 mi
La Brea Tar Pits9.0 mi

Nearby attractions:

Santee Alley33.5 mi
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum33.5 mi
Pershing Square33.9 mi
Los Angeles Convention Center34.1 mi
STAPLES Center34.1 mi

Nearby attractions:

Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City4.4 mi
Hollywood Sign5.1 mi
Los Angeles Zoo5.6 mi
Hollywood Bowl6.2 mi
Greek Theatre6.6 mi

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Driving with a car hire in Los Angeles - FAQs

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

To hire a car for a weekend in Los Angeles in September, the average price was £62 with cheaper deals starting around £26. For a week-long hire, the lowest price was £13, with more options around the £57 mark.

The majority of the Los Angeles car hire agencies that we partner with do not have a cancellation fee. This means that if your plans change unexpectedly, many car rental centres in Los Angeles such as Hertz, Fox, and Enterprise often offer cancellation free of charge based on when you booked.

During the month of September in Los Angeles, temperatures hover around 20 °C - which is perfect for hiring a convertible. With precipitation only averaging 12 mm during September in Los Angeles, a convertible will allow you to truly enjoy the sites while cruising down the streets. Keep in mind that you may want to check the weather before your trip, just in case. Hiring a Convertible in Los Angeles will cost you £90/day on average.

The city of Los Angeles, CA has 32 locations owned by Enterprise, with an average daily rate of £81.

Los Angeles’s speed limit is 25 mph when you are driving in the city. This speed limit might also apply to surrounding towns and neighbourhoods. The suburban speed limit in Los Angeles is 75 mph and the speed limit for motorways is 75 mph. However, be sure to look for posted signage as these speeds may vary.

During the month of August the average temperature in Los Angeles is 23 °C and the expected precipitation is 1 mm. This information is useful for travellers looking for a car hire in Los Angeles.

The climate in California during August is usually 22 °C with an expected 1.1 mm of precipitation throughout the month. Those looking to hire a car and leave from Los Angeles on a road trip to the surrounding area should take note of this information.


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