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Car Hire in California

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

San Francisco Airport Car Hire
Economy
Chevrolet Spark or comparable
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
£ 20.26 / per day
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Los Angeles Airport Car Hire
Compact
Ford Focus or comparable
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
£ 20.68 / per day
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San Diego Airport Car Hire
Intermediate
Mazda 3 or comparable
Mazda 3
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
£ 21.23 / per day
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City Centre Car Hire
Economy
Kia Rio or comparable
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 21.45 / per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

San Diego Cross Border Xpress Car Hire
Economy
Kia Rio or comparable
Kia Rio
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
MEX RENT A CAR
£ 21.88 / per day
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Burbank Airport Car Hire
Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or comparable
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
£ 22.20 / per day
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San Diego Airport Car Hire
Standard
VW Jetta or comparable
VW Jetta
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
£ 22.75 / per day
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City Centre Car Hire
Full-size
Chrysler 300 or comparable
Chrysler 300
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 23.34 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 12:01 on 2020-05-25.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Dialing code
1
Average car hire length
4 days
Budget car hire price
£ 32.16 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

One-way Car Hire in California

Here are the most popular one-way rental options for pickup in California and drop off in another country:

  • From California to Nevada - 342 offers from 34.82 GBP per day
  • From California to Arizona - 68 offers from 45.49 GBP per day
  • From California to Colorado - 125 offers from 70.38 GBP per day
  • From California to New York - 120 offers from 68.66 GBP per day
  • From California to Texas - 27 offers from 74.00 GBP per day

Top 19 Most Popular Cities in California

  1. Car Hire in Los Angeles starting at £ 20.19 per day
  2. Car Hire in San Francisco starting at £ 28.85 per day
  3. Car Hire in San Diego starting at £ 20.07 per day
  4. Car Hire in Santa Ana starting at £ 23.54 per day
  5. Car Hire in Oakland starting at £ 20.26 per day
  6. Car Hire in San Jose starting at £ 23.54 per day
  7. Car Hire in Sacramento starting at £ 24.43 per day
  8. Car Hire in Ontario starting at £ 22.99 per day
  9. Car Hire in Long Beach starting at £ 24.43 per day
  10. Car Hire in Burbank starting at £ 20.18 per day
  11. Car Hire in Fresno starting at £ 24.43 per day
  12. Car Hire in Palm Springs starting at £ 24.43 per day
  13. Car Hire in Santa Barbara starting at £ 24.43 per day
  14. Car Hire in Monterey starting at £ 24.43 per day
  15. Car Hire in Santa Rosa starting at £ 25.01 per day
  16. Car Hire in McKinleyville starting at £ 67.76 per day
  17. Car Hire in Santa Monica starting at £ 21.45 per day
  18. Car Hire in Bakersfield starting at £ 25.01 per day

Top 20 Most Popular Destinations in California

  1. Car Hire at at Los Angeles Airport starting at £ 20.19 per day
  2. Car Hire at at San Francisco Airport starting at £ 20.26 per day
  3. Car Hire at at San Diego Airport starting at £ 20.07 per day
  4. Car Hire at at John Wayne Airport starting at £ 23.54 per day
  5. Car Hire at at Oakland Airport starting at £ 20.26 per day
  6. Car Hire at at San Jose Airport starting at £ 23.54 per day
  7. Car Hire at at Ontario Airport starting at £ 22.99 per day
  8. Car Hire at at Long Beach Airport starting at £ 24.43 per day
  9. Car Hire at at Burbank Airport starting at £ 20.18 per day
  10. Car Hire at at Fresno Airport starting at £ 24.43 per day
  11. Car Hire at at Palm Springs Airport starting at £ 24.43 per day
  12. Car Hire at at Santa Barbara Airport starting at £ 24.43 per day
  13. Car Hire at at Monterey Regional Airport starting at £ 24.43 per day
  14. Car Hire at in San Francisco (Downtown) starting at £ 28.85 per day
  15. Car Hire at in San Francisco (Downtown) starting at £ 19.56 per day
  16. Car Hire at in San Diego (Downtown) starting at £ 31.08 per day
  17. Car Hire at at Arcata-Eureka Airport starting at £ 67.76 per day
  18. Car Hire at in Los Angeles (Downtown) starting at £ 21.67 per day

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in California?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in California fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in California
£ 40.71
January
£ 39.54
February
£ 35.76
March
£ 37.56
April
£ 43.89
May
£ 44.32
June
£ 57.27
July
£ 44.42
August
£ 45.05
September
£ 29.86
October
£ 36.43
November
£ 45.09
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in California is October with prices starting at £ 29.86 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is July with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 57.27. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 42. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

How many days do people keep their hire cars, on average, in California?

Hirers picking up a car in California keep them for an average of 8 days during in June, while those picking up their cars in February keep them for an average of 6.
Average Hire Length in California
7
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
8
June
6
July
6
August
8
September
8
October
6
November
6
December

What month is the most favoured for hiring a car in California?

Though California is popular for travellers all year long, the month for which the highest number of people search for a hire car is in December. in September is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in CaliforniaCompared to the Yearly Average
82%
January
252%
February
274%
March
26%
April
29%
May
34%
June
38%
July
32%
August
23%
September
53%
October
50%
November
307%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
MEX RENT A CAR Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
FOX Kia Sportage 5 4 SUVs
MEX RENT A CAR Hyundai Elantra 4 2 Large cars
FOX Dodge Caravan 4 4 People Carriers/Vans
FOX Toyota Yaris 4 2 Small cars
FOX Toyota Camry 4 2 Large cars
FOX Toyota Corolla 4 1 Large cars
yesaway Toyota Camry 4 2 Large cars
yesaway Ford Fiesta 4 2 Small cars
MEX RENT A CAR Hyundai Accent 4 2 Large cars

Top 22 Hire Companies in California in 2020

National
National
Remarkable 9.2
+18443662657
3701 Wings Way Ste 209, Bakersfield, CA 93308
Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.2
7472006154
2501 N HOLLYWOOD WAY SUITE 4,
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Remarkable 9.1
+13106659025
5400 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-19:00
Sun:08:00-19:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.8
+18336169440
3701 Wings Way Ste 209, Bakersfield, CA 93308
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Outstanding 8.8
+18772473362
3355 Admiral Boland Way, San Diego, CA 92101
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.6
+18554712760
9000 Bellanca Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.5
+18664342226
2627 North Hollywood Way Burbank, CA 91505
FOX
FOX
Outstanding 8.5
+18185735533 / +19293460099
2501 N Hollywood Way, Burbank.
Working hours
Mon:06:00-17:00
Tue:06:00-17:00
Wed:06:00-17:00
Thu:06:00-17:00
Fri:06:00-17:00
Sat:06:00-17:00
Sun:06:00-17:00
Midway
Midway
Outstanding 8.5
+18186415250
2503 N. Hollywood Way, Suite 2213, Burbank, CA 91505
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.5
+17472006154
2501 N HOLLYWOOD WAY SUITE 4
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-22:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.5
+18664342226
2627 North Hollywood Way
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-22:30
Sun:06:00-23:00
Thrifty
Thrifty
Outstanding 8.5
+18772830898
2627 North Hollywood Way
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-22:30
Sun:06:00-23:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
+18185663001
2501 North Hollywood Way Ste 7 Burbank Airport
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-22:30
Sun:06:00-23:00
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
+18188410447
2501 North Hollywood Way Burbank Airport
Working hours
Mon:05:30-23:00
Tue:05:30-23:00
Wed:05:30-23:00
Thu:05:30-23:00
Fri:05:30-23:00
Sat:06:00-22:30
Sun:06:00-23:00
Advantage
Advantage
Outstanding 8.5
+18007775500 / +13102169204
1030 W Manchester Blvd. Inglewood CA 90301
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.4
+18185735533
2501 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505
Working hours
Mon:06:00-17:00
Tue:06:00-17:00
Wed:06:00-17:00
Thu:06:00-17:00
Fri:06:00-17:00
Sat:06:00-17:00
Sun:06:00-17:00
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Outstanding 8.2
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Great 7.7
+18772473362
San Diego International Airport, Rental Car Center, 3355 Admiral Boland Way
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Great 7.6
+13106659025 / +18888658950
5400 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-19:00
Sun:08:00-19:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Great 7.5
5624209100 / 5624209400
Long Beach Marriott
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
RightCars
RightCars
Great 7
+12132634451 / +18444473227
8622 Bellanca Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Acceptable 5.5
+18773267368
5280 W Century Blvd

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