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Car Hire in California

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Fresno Airport Car Hire
Economy
Kia Rio or comparable
Kia Rio
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
£ 20.77 per day
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City Centre Car Hire
Economy
Kia Rio or comparable
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 22.27 per day
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City Centre Car Hire
Compact
Toyota Yaris iA or comparable
Toyota Yaris iA
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 22.44 per day
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San Francisco Airport Car Hire
Compact
Kia Soul or comparable
Kia Soul
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
£ 22.47 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

City Centre Car Hire
Intermediate
Kia Forte or comparable
Kia Forte
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 22.59 / per day
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City Centre Car Hire
Standard
VW Jetta or comparable
VW Jetta
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 22.74 / per day
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City Centre Car Hire
Full-size
Toyota Camry or comparable
Toyota Camry
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 22.89 / per day
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Oakland Airport Car Hire
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
£ 23.45 / 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 15:06 on 2021-05-15.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Dialing code
1
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 car hire options for pickup in California and drop off in another country:

  • From California to Nevada - 342 offers from £ 33.57 per day
  • From California to Arizona - 68 offers from £ 43.85 per day
  • From California to Colorado - 125 offers from £ 67.85 per day
  • From California to New York - 120 offers from £ 66.19 per day
  • From California to Texas - 27 offers from £ 71.35 per day

Top 19 Most Popular Cities in California

  1. Car Hire in Los Angeles starting at £ 22.49 per day
  2. Car Hire in San Diego starting at £ 22.97 per day
  3. Car Hire in San Francisco starting at £ 47.71 per day
  4. Car Hire in Sacramento starting at £ 20.77 per day
  5. Car Hire in Santa Ana starting at £ 20.77 per day
  6. Car Hire in San Jose starting at £ 20.77 per day
  7. Car Hire in Oakland starting at £ 20.77 per day
  8. Car Hire in Long Beach starting at £ 20.77 per day
  9. Car Hire in Burbank starting at £ 20.77 per day
  10. Car Hire in Ontario starting at £ 20.77 per day
  11. Car Hire in Fresno starting at £ 20.77 per day
  12. Car Hire in Palm Springs starting at £ 20.77 per day
  13. Car Hire in Santa Monica starting at £ 22.27 per day
  14. Car Hire in Santa Barbara starting at £ 20.77 per day
  15. Car Hire in Santa Rosa starting at £ 20.77 per day
  16. Car Hire in Monterey starting at £ 20.77 per day
  17. Car Hire in McKinleyville starting at £ 65.32 per day

Top 20 Most Popular Destinations in California

  1. Car Hire at Los Angeles Airport starting at £ 20.77 per day
  2. Car Hire at San Francisco Airport starting at £ 20.77 per day
  3. Car Hire at San Diego Airport starting at £ 20.77 per day
  4. Car Hire at San Diego Cross Border Xpress starting at £ 22.97 per day
  5. Car Hire at John Wayne Airport starting at £ 20.77 per day
  6. Car Hire at San Jose Airport starting at £ 20.77 per day
  7. Car Hire at Oakland Airport starting at £ 20.77 per day
  8. Car Hire at Long Beach Airport starting at £ 20.77 per day
  9. Car Hire at Burbank Airport starting at £ 20.77 per day
  10. Car Hire at Ontario Airport starting at £ 20.77 per day
  11. Car Hire at Fresno Airport starting at £ 20.77 per day
  12. Car Hire at Palm Springs Airport starting at £ 20.77 per day
  13. Car Hire at Santa Barbara Airport starting at £ 20.77 per day
  14. Car Hire at Monterey Regional Airport starting at £ 20.77 per day
  15. Car Hire at Meadows Field Airport starting at £ 62.87 per day
  16. Car Hire at Arcata-Eureka Airport starting at £ 65.32 per day
  17. Car Hire Westchester starting at £ 38.42 per day
  18. Car Hire San Francisco South starting at £ 24.68 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
£ 39.25
January
£ 38.12
February
£ 34.48
March
£ 36.21
April
£ 42.32
May
£ 42.73
June
£ 55.21
July
£ 42.83
August
£ 43.43
September
£ 28.79
October
£ 35.12
November
£ 43.12
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in California is October with prices starting at £ 28.79 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 £ 55.21. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 40. 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 March. in April is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in California Compared to the Yearly Average
57%
January
216%
February
261%
March
27%
April
30%
May
36%
June
40%
July
34%
August
72%
September
83%
October
182%
November
161%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
FOX Toyota Camry 4 2 Large cars
GreenMotion Hyundai Accent 4 2 Small cars
FOX Kia Sportage 5 4 SUVs
FOX Toyota Corolla 4 1 Large cars
GreenMotion Nissan Versa 4 3
Avis Ford Mustang Convertible 2 1 Convertibles
FOX Toyota Yaris 4 2 Small cars
Budget Kia Rio 4 2 Small cars
Avis Kia Rio 4 2 Small cars
FOX Nissan Versa 4 3 Medium cars

Top 20 Hire Companies in California in 2021

Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.2
7078393229
3561 BOEING AVE,
National
National
Remarkable 9.2
+17078393229
Airport Loop Rd, McKinleyville, CA 95519
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Remarkable 9.1
8557887030
4120 BIRCH STREET STE 111
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.8
+17078394937
3561 Boeing Ave, McKinleyville, CA 95519
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.6
+18887498227
1515 Ocean Ave
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.5
8664342226
18601 AIRPORT WAY
FOX
FOX
Outstanding 8.5
+17148745322 / +18002254369
325 E Baker St., Costa Mesa.
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
Midway
Midway
Outstanding 8.5
+19492679020
1701 Corinthian Way, Newport Beach, CA 92660
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:09:00-16:00
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.5
+18888266893
19051 Airport Way North, Santa Ana, CA 92707
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:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.5
+18664342226
18601 Airport 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:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
Thrifty
Thrifty
Outstanding 8.5
+18772830898
4043 Birch Street
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:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
+19496605200
18601 Airport Way John Wayne Orange County Apo
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:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
+19492526240
18601 Airport Way, Suite 73 John Wayne Orange Co. Apt
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:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.4
+19497527832
BAGGAGE CLAIM AREA 18601 APT WAY
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Outstanding 8.2
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Great 7.7
+19497526664
3195 Airport Loop Dr. D-2, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Working hours
Mon:07:00-17:00
Tue:07:00-17:00
Wed:07:00-17:00
Thu:07:00-17:00
Fri:07:00-17:00
Sat:07:00-17:00
Sun:07:00-17:00
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Great 7.6
7887030
700 N HAVEN ONTARIO A/P HOTEL
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Great 7.5
8002018088
201 E MacArthur Blvd
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
18800 Mac Arthur Blvd
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:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
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