Car Hire in California

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

San Diego Cross Border Xpress
Compact
Chevrolet Onix or comparable
Chevrolet Onix
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
MEX RENT A CAR
£ 16.02 / per day
Burbank Airport
Economy
Toyota Yaris or comparable
Toyota Yaris
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
£ 34.43 / per day
City Centre
Intermediate
Mazda 3 or comparable
Mazda 3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
£ 35.10 / per day
Los Angeles Arcadia
Standard
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
£ 35.22 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Palm Springs Airport
Full-size
Honda Accord or comparable
Honda Accord
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
£ 39.22 / per day
Fresno North
Premium
Volkswagen Passat or comparable
Volkswagen Passat
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
£ 45.40 / per day
City Centre
Full-size Elite
Audi A5 Sportback or comparable
Audi A5 Sportback
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
£ 46.15 / per day
Los Angeles Airport
Mini Van
Chrysler Pacifica or comparable
Chrysler Pacifica
  • 7
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
FOX
£ 57.14 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 06:34 on 2024-04-21.

Travel Information

Languages
English, Spanish
Currency
USD
Drive on
Right-hand side
Dialing code
+1
Average car hire price
£ 39 per day
Average car hire length
8 days
Speed limit within city centre
40 - 48 km/h or 25 - 30 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
88 - 104 km/h or 55 - 65 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Score
9.1 / 10
Average gasoline price
£ 0.80 per litre or £ 3.01 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 0.63 per litre or £ 2.40 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.16 per litre or £ 4.38 / 1 gallon

One-way Car Hire in California

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

  • From California to Nevada - 342 offers from £ 33.50 per day
  • From California to Arizona - 68 offers from £ 43.77 per day
  • From California to Colorado - 125 offers from £ 67.72 per day
  • From California to New York - 120 offers from £ 66.07 per day
  • From California to Texas - 27 offers from £ 71.21 per day

Map of Car Hire Destinations

In which month is car hire in California the most affordable?

Our data shows how prices for hiring a car in California fluctuate depending on the season. This graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day in California
£ 30.08
January
£ 36.30
February
£ 41.38
March
£ 39.43
April
£ 40.72
May
£ 41.83
June
£ 47.95
July
£ 50.94
August
£ 41.07
September
£ 42.74
October
£ 37.92
November
£ 42.02
December
The best month to hire a car in California is January — when the average price for a hire is £ 30.08 per day. This is 27% less than the yearly average and 41% less than hiring a car in August (when the average price is £ 50.94 per day).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

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

Car hire lengths can vary according to the time of year. Longer periods of car hire are more common in July with an average of 9 days. Shorter periods of car hire are more common in November with an average of 6 days.
Average number of hire days in California
8
January
7
February
7
March
7
April
7
May
8
June
9
July
9
August
8
September
7
October
6
November
7
December

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

Given the number of customers searching for a car in California, the month in which the highest number of people search for a hire car is April, while November is the month that sees the lowest demand for them.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in California Compared to the Yearly Average
95%
January
78%
February
100%
March
145%
April
74%
May
119%
June
124%
July
125%
August
95%
September
79%
October
68%
November
98%
December

Car Hire Information

Car hire locations 199
Airport locations 31
Popular suppliers FOX, Dollar, MEX RENT A CAR, Alamo, Thrifty
Popular car categories SUVs, Large cars, Medium cars, People Carriers
Lowest price £ 16 per day
Cheapest supplier MEX RENT A CAR

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Dollar Honda CR-V 5 3 SUVs
FOX Kia Sportage 5 2 SUVs
FOX Toyota Corolla 4 1 Large cars
Dollar Honda Civic 4 2 Large cars
Dollar Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
MEX RENT A CAR Kia Forte 4 3 Large cars
FOX Chrysler Pacifica 5 2 People Carriers
MEX RENT A CAR Chevrolet Onix 4 2 Medium cars
FOX Mitsubishi Mirage 4 2 Small cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Jeep Wrangler Sport
1 July 2022
We rented a Jeep Cherokee which easily stored our 4 suitcases and things for our 3 week road trip. The A/C was great in the desserts and being able to remove the hard roof at the coast was superb, an all round great car and drive. Thank you
United Kingdom
Kia Rio
25 September 2021
We booked this car for LA, which meant we spent most of our time stuck in traffic. The car was very comfortable and CarPlay meant it was easy for us to make good progress on our podcasts while barely moving on the 101/405/etc.
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Enterprise
9.1 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
RightCars
4.9 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
45
Total rental companies
27
Average daily price
£ 38.58
Lowest daily price
£ 16.02
Total cars available
10647

Top 27 Suppliers in California in 2024

Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.1 / 68 reviews
95 locations
£ 69 - £ 284
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9 / 349 reviews
18 locations
£ 44 - £ 182
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.6 / 74 reviews
13 locations
£ 48 - £ 122
National
National
Very good 8.2 / 26 reviews
24 locations
£ 54 - £ 262
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8 / 23 reviews
43 locations
yesaway
yesaway
Good 7.9 / 80 reviews
2 locations
£ 100 - £ 102
Avis
Avis
Good 7.7 / 128 reviews
99 locations
Carwiz
Carwiz
Good 7.7
1 location
Payless
Payless
Good 7.6 / 5 reviews
7 locations
Black&White Car Rental
Black&White Car Rental
Good 7.6 / 2 reviews
2 locations
£ 76 - £ 183
Flexways
Flexways
Good 7.5
1 location
£ 55 - £ 70
Elita Rent A Car
Elita Rent A Car
Good 7.4 / 66 reviews
2 locations
£ 64 - £ 69
Advantage
Advantage
Good 7.4 / 25 reviews
2 locations
Budget
Budget
Good 7.4 / 24 reviews
97 locations
£ 41 - £ 119
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7 / 135 reviews
13 locations
£ 37 - £ 149
NextCar
NextCar
Good 7 / 8 reviews
3 locations
Dollar
Dollar
Satisfactory 6.9 / 270 reviews
18 locations
£ 35 - £ 127
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Satisfactory 6.7 / 617 reviews
2 locations
£ 16 - £ 190
FOX
FOX
Satisfactory 6.7 / 331 reviews
7 locations
£ 43 - £ 117
Europcar
Europcar
Satisfactory 6.4 / 179 reviews
8 locations
£ 34 - £ 72
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Satisfactory 6.2 / 44 reviews
4 locations
Priceless
Priceless
Poor 5.9 / 29 reviews
5 locations
Midway
Midway
Poor 5.7 / 22 reviews
8 locations
£ 44 - £ 1318
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Poor 5.4 / 232 reviews
4 locations
£ 80 - £ 135
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Poor 5.4 / 211 reviews
5 locations
£ 35 - £ 114
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Poor 5.1 / 27 reviews
2 locations
£ 35 - £ 215
RightCars
RightCars
Poor 4.9 / 261 reviews
1 location
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