Car Rental in California
Cheapest Car Rental Rates
Most Popular Car Rental Deals
Why rent a car in California?
California is a great place for renting a car. Having your own ride will let you see everything from world-famous cities and beaches to mountains and deserts. A rental car is also the best way to travel further to places like Las Vegas, Oregon, Arizona, or Mexico.
One-way Car Rentals 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 US$ 45.80 per day
- From California to Arizona - 68 offers from US$ 59.83 per day
- From California to Colorado - 125 offers from US$ 92.57 per day
- From California to New York - 120 offers from US$ 90.31 per day
- From California to Texas - 27 offers from US$ 97.34 per day
Top ways to enter California
- Los Angeles Airport: Busiest in California, second busiest in U.S., and TOP 5 in the world, LAX almost feels like a travel destination in its own right.
- San Diego Airport: Despite only having one runway, San Diego Airport manages to serve more than 20 million passengers annually.
- San Francisco Airport: The busiest airport in North California, it serves not only San Francisco, but the larger Bay Area.
- By land: It is also possible to pick up a car in a neighboring state and then drive to California. Some large airports near California are Las Vegas Airport in Nevada, Phoenix Airport in Arizona, and Portland Airport in Oregon.
Top cities and places to visit
- Los Angeles: One of the most famous cities of the world is home to Hollywood, Venice, Bevery Hills, and countless other destinations.
- San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and neighborhoods like the Marina are just some of the places you simply have to visit if you travel to San Francisco.
- San Diego: Located on the Pacific Ocean and bordering Mexico, San Diego mixes fantastic beaches and year-round great weather with museums and wildlife protection areas.
- Sierra Nevada: This mountainous region is not only a winter sport mecca, but also home to Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe.
- North Coast: Just north of San Francisco, this area with its coastal redwood forests, rugged coastline, and world’s tallest trees is the perfect place to relax.
Most popular rental car
The most popular rental car in California is the Nissan Versa, closely followed by the Hyundai Accent and the Hyundai Elantra.
Most popular types of rental car
The most popular rental car type in California is an economy, followed by intermediate and compact.
Top driving routes
- Los Angeles - Las Vegas (270 mi / 434 km) The Sin City is just about four hours drive east of L.A., although if you’re not in a rush, the Mojave National Preserve that will be on your way is fascinating to explore.
- San Francisco - Los Angeles (382 mi / 615 km) Interstate 5 is the highway connecting California’s two most famous cities, but you can also choose a slightly longer route along the coast that will let you visit places like San Luis Obispo and Monterey on the way.
- San Diego - Los Angeles (120 mi / 193 km) Right on the border with Mexico, San Diego is just two and a half hour drive away from Los Angeles, with the route’s southern portion going right along the Pacific.
Car Rental Prices
- Convertibles - from $91 per day
- Large cars - from $55 per day
- Medium cars - from $45 per day
- People Carriers/Vans - from $88 per day
- Premium cars - from $79 per day
- Small cars - from $43 per day
- SUVs - from $87 per day
How can I save money on my rental car?
You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in California:
- Compare rates of different rental car providers
- Book your rental car well in advance
- Plan your route before you go
- Know your fuel and mileage requirements
- Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting California is the cheapest in March when renting a car is about 21% cheaper than the yearly average and about 37% cheaper than renting a car in July.
Top 20 Most Popular Cities in California
Car Rental in Los Angeles from $27.12 per day
Car Rental in San Diego from $36.57 per day
Car Rental in San Francisco from $27.12 per day
Car Rental in Sacramento from $64.22 per day
Car Rental in Santa Ana from $26.35 per day
Car Rental in Oakland from $27.12 per day
Car Rental in San Jose from $27.12 per day
Car Rental in Ontario from $27.09 per day
Car Rental in Burbank from $27.12 per day
Car Rental in Long Beach from $38.26 per day
Car Rental in Palm Springs from $38.26 per day
Car Rental in Fresno from $38.26 per day
Car Rental in Santa Monica from $32.05 per day
Car Rental in Santa Barbara from $38.26 per day
Car Rental in Santa Rosa from $42.09 per day
Car Rental in Monterey from $38.26 per day
Car Rental in Bakersfield from $42.09 per day
Car Rental in McKinleyville from $89.12 per day
Top 20 Most Popular Locations in California
Car Rental at Los Angeles Airport from $27.12 per day
Car Rental at San Francisco Airport from $27.12 per day
Car Rental at San Diego Airport from $26.23 per day
Car Rental at John Wayne Airport from $26.35 per day
Car Rental at Oakland Airport from $27.12 per day
Car Rental at San Jose Airport from $27.12 per day
Car Rental at Sacramento International Airport from $38.26 per day
Car Rental in San Diego (Downtown) from $25.64 per day
Car Rental at Ontario Airport from $27.09 per day
Car Rental at Burbank Airport from $27.12 per day
Car Rental at Long Beach Airport from $38.26 per day
Car Rental at Palm Springs Airport from $38.26 per day
Car Rental at Fresno Airport from $38.26 per day
Car Rental at Santa Barbara Airport from $38.26 per day
Car Rental at Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport from $42.09 per day
Car Rental at Monterey Regional Airport from $38.26 per day
Car Rental at Meadows Field Airport from $42.09 per day
Car Rental at Arcata-Eureka Airport from $89.12 per day
Car Rental in Los Angeles (Downtown) from $52.42 per day
Car Rental in San Francisco (Downtown) from $41.27 per day
Map of Car Rental Locations
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Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers
|MEX RENT A CAR||Kia Rio||4||1||Small cars|
|FOX||Dodge Caravan||4||4||People Carriers/Vans|
|FOX||Toyota Camry||4||2||Large cars|
|yesaway||Toyota Camry||4||2||Large cars|
|MEX RENT A CAR||Hyundai Elantra||4||2||Large cars|
|yesaway||Ford Fiesta||4||2||Small cars|
|MEX RENT A CAR||Hyundai Accent||4||2||Large cars|
|FOX||Jeep Wrangler Sport||4||3||SUVs|
|FOX||Toyota Corolla||4||1||Large cars|