Car Hire in California

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

San Francisco South
Economy
Kia Rio or comparable
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 25.19 per day
San Francisco South
Compact
Toyota Yaris iA or comparable
Toyota Yaris iA
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 25.37 per day
San Francisco South
Intermediate
Kia Forte or comparable
Kia Forte
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 25.55 per day
San Francisco South
Standard
VW Jetta or comparable
VW Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 25.72 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

San Francisco South
Premium
Mercedes-Benz A-Class or comparable
Mercedes-Benz A-Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 30.55 / per day
San Francisco South
Intermediate
Toyota Rav4 or comparable
Toyota Rav4
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 30.69 / per day
San Francisco South
Luxury
Mercedes-Benz C-Class or comparable
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 31.91 / per day
San Francisco South
Compact Elite
Mini John Cooper Works *guaranteed model* or comparable
Mini John Cooper Works *guaranteed model*
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 33.54 / 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 05:50 on 2022-10-01.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Dialing code
1
Budget car hire price
£ 53.11 / per day
Average car hire length
2 days
Speed limit within city centre
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit out of city centre
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

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 £ 34.26 per day
  • From California to Arizona - 68 offers from £ 44.76 per day
  • From California to Colorado - 125 offers from £ 69.26 per day
  • From California to New York - 120 offers from £ 67.57 per day
  • From California to Texas - 27 offers from £ 72.83 per day

Top 10 Most Popular Cities in California

  1. Car Hire in Sacramento starting at £ 48.05 per day
  2. Car Hire in Oakland starting at £ 58.57 per day
  3. Car Hire in Palm Springs starting at £ 62.37 per day
  4. Car Hire in Fresno starting at £ 60.27 per day
  5. Car Hire in Santa Barbara starting at £ 64.25 per day
  6. Car Hire in Monterey starting at £ 71.04 per day

Top 8 Most Popular Destinations in California

  1. Car Hire at San Francisco Airport starting at £ 59.04 per day
  2. Car Hire at Oakland Airport starting at £ 58.57 per day
  3. Car Hire at Palm Springs Airport starting at £ 62.37 per day
  4. Car Hire at Fresno Airport starting at £ 60.27 per day
  5. Car Hire in Westchester starting at £ 39.22 per day
  6. Car Hire at Santa Barbara Airport starting at £ 64.25 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
£ 40.07
January
£ 38.91
February
£ 35.20
March
£ 36.96
April
£ 43.20
May
£ 43.62
June
£ 56.36
July
£ 43.72
August
£ 44.33
September
£ 29.38
October
£ 35.85
November
£ 44.01
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in California is October with prices starting at £ 29.38 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 £ 56.36. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 41. 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
7
November
7
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 January. in June is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in California Compared to the Yearly Average
180%
January
151%
February
164%
March
68%
April
38%
May
23%
June
26%
July
43%
August
151%
September
174%
October
98%
November
84%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
GreenMotion Hyundai Accent 4 2 Small cars
GreenMotion Nissan Versa 5 1
Europcar Jeep Compass 4 3 SUVs
MEX RENT A CAR Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Kia Sportage 5 2 SUVs
GreenMotion Nissan Altima 4 3 Large cars
Ace Rent a car Hyundai Santa Fe 5 4 SUVs
Dollar Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
MEX RENT A CAR Volkswagen Vento 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Nissan Kicks 5 2 SUVs

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. 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.

Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Alamo
9.2 / 10
Lowest rated company
Economy rent a car
6.23 / 10
Total number of reviews
26
Total rental companies
26
Average daily price
£ 53.11
Lowest daily price
£ 21.20
Total cars available
1582

Top 26 Hire Companies in California in 2022

Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.2 / 183 reviews
+18443708302
780 N McDonnell Rd, San Francisco, CA 94128
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.9 / 18 reviews
+13106495400
8734 Bellanca Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
National
National
Outstanding 8.8 / 19 reviews
+18888266890
9020 Aviation Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.8 / 47 reviews
+18887498227
9000 Bellanca Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
yesaway
yesaway
Outstanding 8.7 / 61 reviews
+16504666123 / +18007811023
1288 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010
Working hours
Mon:10:00-18:00
Tue:10:00-18:00
Wed:10:00-18:00
Thu:10:00-18:00
Fri:10:00-18:00
Sat:10:00-18:00
Sun:10:00-18:00
Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.6 / 12 reviews
3105685100
9000 Airport Blvd
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Advantage
Advantage
Outstanding 8.4
8007775500
1030 W. Manchester Blvd.
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Airport Van Rental
Airport Van Rental
Outstanding 8.4 / 2 reviews
+13104915448 / +12137848585
5235 W 104th St, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-16:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.4 / 103 reviews
+13103429200
9217 Airport Boulevard
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Rent a Wreck
Rent a Wreck
Outstanding 8.4
+16618437866
1222 Golden State Avenue
Working hours
Mon:07:00-17:30
Tue:07:00-17:30
Wed:07:00-17:30
Thu:07:00-17:30
Fri:07:00-17:30
Sat:08:00-13:00
Payless
Payless
Outstanding 8.3 / 1 reviews
9093901750
3450 E Airport Drive
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:30
Tue:06:00-23:30
Wed:06:00-23:30
Thu:06:00-23:30
Fri:06:00-23:30
Sat:06:00-23:30
Sun:06:00-23:30
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.3 / 12 reviews
+17075282195
2266 Airport Boulevard
Working hours
Mon:08:30-19:00
Tue:08:30-19:00
Wed:08:30-19:00
Thu:08:30-19:00
Fri:08:30-19:00
Sat:09:30-18:00
Sun:09:30-18:00
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.2 / 73 reviews
8664342226
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
NextCar
NextCar
Outstanding 8.2 / 4 reviews
+16618437866
1601 Skyway Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:00
Tue:09:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-13:00
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Outstanding 8.1
+18447772882
5250-105 West Century Blvd Suite 105. Los Angeles, CA 90245
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:30
Tue:08:00-19:30
Wed:08:00-19:30
Thu:08:00-19:30
Fri:08:00-19:30
Sat:08:00-19:30
Sun:08:00-19:30
Elita Rent A Car
Elita Rent A Car
Outstanding 8 / 15 reviews
+13234844242
5250 West Century Blvd, Suite 109, Los Angeles, Ca, 90045
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8 / 1 reviews
+17148745322
325 Baker St E, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Working hours
Tue:06:00-23:30
Thu:06:00-23:30
Fri:06:00-23:30
Sun:06:00-23:30
Thrifty
Thrifty
Outstanding 8 / 63 reviews
+18772830898
3355 Admiral Boland Way
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
FOX
FOX
Great 7.8 / 238 reviews
+14087092950 / +18002254369
1659 Airport Blvd.Car Rental Center San Jose.
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Great 7.5 / 48 reviews
6195919150
2745 Otay Pacific Drive; Cbx Cross Border Xpress
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 7.4 / 19 reviews
+18442702377
2269 Pacific Hwy San Diego, CA 92101
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:08:00-15:00
Sun:08:00-15:00
Midway
Midway
Great 7.2 / 18 reviews
+13108609047
8931 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-16:00
Priceless
Priceless
Great 7 / 15 reviews
+14159284414
349 Mason Street San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
Working hours
Mon:08:00-15:00
Tue:08:00-15:00
Wed:08:00-15:00
Thu:08:00-15:00
Fri:08:00-15:00
Sat:08:00-15:00
Sun:08:00-15:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Good 6.6 / 129 reviews
+17075683387
2200 Airport Blvd Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 6.5 / 162 reviews
+14242950587 / +18665974554
1025 W Laurel St, San Diego, CA 92101
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Good 6.2 / 11 reviews
+18773267368 / +15597136063
703 E Main St, Visalia, CA 93292, USA
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:10:00-14:00
Sun:10:00-14:00
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