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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
£ 24.06 per day
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San Francisco South
Compact
Toyota Yaris iA or comparable
Toyota Yaris iA
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 24.24 per day
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San Francisco South
Intermediate
Kia Forte or comparable
Kia Forte
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 24.41 per day
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San Francisco South
Premium
Mercedes-Benz A-Class or comparable
Mercedes-Benz A-Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 29.19 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

San Francisco South
Luxury
Mercedes-Benz C-Class or comparable
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 30.48 / per day
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San Francisco South
Special
Cadillac CT6 or comparable
Cadillac CT6
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 32.29 / per day
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Westchester
Compact
Hyundai Accent or comparable
Hyundai Accent
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
£ 37.47 / per day
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Westchester
Economy
Kia Rio or comparable
Kia Rio
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
£ 37.47 / 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 09:39 on 2022-01-24.

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 £ 32.73 per day
  • From California to Arizona - 68 offers from £ 42.76 per day
  • From California to Colorado - 125 offers from £ 66.16 per day
  • From California to New York - 120 offers from £ 64.54 per day
  • From California to Texas - 27 offers from £ 69.57 per day

Top 9 Most Popular Cities in California

  1. Car Hire in San Francisco starting at £ 38.70 per day
  2. Car Hire in Oakland starting at £ 38.62 per day
  3. Car Hire in Sacramento starting at £ 48.60 per day
  4. Car Hire in Palm Springs starting at £ 48.54 per day
  5. Car Hire in Fresno starting at £ 49.89 per day
  6. Car Hire in Santa Barbara starting at £ 50.60 per day
  7. Car Hire in Monterey starting at £ 53.81 per day
  8. Car Hire in Bakersfield starting at £ 95.95 per day

Top 8 Most Popular Destinations in California

  1. Car Hire at San Francisco Airport starting at £ 38.70 per day
  2. Car Hire at Oakland Airport starting at £ 38.62 per day
  3. Car Hire at Palm Springs Airport starting at £ 48.54 per day
  4. Car Hire at Fresno Airport starting at £ 49.89 per day
  5. Car Hire in Westchester starting at £ 37.47 per day
  6. Car Hire at Santa Barbara Airport starting at £ 50.60 per day
  7. Car Hire in San Francisco South starting at £ 24.06 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
£ 38.27
January
£ 37.17
February
£ 33.62
March
£ 35.31
April
£ 41.26
May
£ 41.67
June
£ 53.84
July
£ 41.76
August
£ 42.35
September
£ 28.07
October
£ 34.24
November
£ 42.04
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in California is October with prices starting at £ 28.07 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 £ 53.84. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 39. 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 April is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in California Compared to the Yearly Average
307%
January
206%
February
252%
March
1%
April
1%
May
2%
June
2%
July
2%
August
53%
September
61%
October
168%
November
145%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Avis Kia Rio 4 2 Small cars
GreenMotion Nissan Versa 4 3
Ace Rent a car Kia Sportage 5 2 SUVs
GreenMotion Hyundai Accent 4 2 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Hyundai Santa Fe 5 4 SUVs
Ace Rent a car Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Hyundai Accent 4 1 Medium cars
Avis Toyota Camry 4 2 Large cars
Ace Rent a car Toyota Corolla 4 3 Large cars
Ace Rent a car Hyundai Accent 4 1 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. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

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.

Top 18 Hire Companies in California in 2022

Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.2
+18888266893
9020 Aviation Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301
National
National
Remarkable 9.2
+18888266890
9020 Aviation Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Remarkable 9.1
+13106659025
5400 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles
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
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.8
+13106495400
8734 Bellanca Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.6
+18887498227
990 W 8th St, 90017-2830 Los Angeles, California
Midway
Midway
Outstanding 8.5
+12137475465
Midway Car Rental Downtown LA,1218 S. Figueroa Street,Los Angeles CA, 90015
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:08:00-12:00
Sun:08:00-12:00
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.5
+18664342226
9150 Aviation BlvdInglewood, CA 90301, USA
FOX
FOX
Outstanding 8.5
+13236739084 / +18002254369
5500 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles.
Working hours
Mon:00:00-00:30
Tue:00:00-00:30
Wed:00:00-00:30
Thu:00:00-00:30
Fri:00:00-00:30
Sat:00:00-00:30
Sun:00:00-00:30
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.5
+18888266893
9020 AVIATION 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
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
+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
Thrifty
Thrifty
Outstanding 8.5
+18772830898
5440 W Century 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
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.5
+18664342226
9000 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
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
+13106424500
9775 Airport Boulevard Los Angeles International Apo
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
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.4
+13102169204 / +18007775500
1030 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301
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
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Outstanding 8.2
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Great 7.7
+18665974554
5301 W. 104th St, 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
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Great 7.5
4242931154 /
8820 Bellanca Ave
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-20:00
Sun:07:00-20:00
RightCars
RightCars
Great 7
+12132634451 / +18444473227
8622 Bellanca Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
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