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Car Rental at Los Angeles Airport

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Los Angeles Airport, Los Angeles, USA - California
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
FOX
$23.24 / per day
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Compact
Toyota Yaris iA or similar
Toyota Yaris iA
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$27.99 / per day
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Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$32.91 / per day
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Standard
VW Jetta or similar
VW Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$35.82 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Full-size
Ford Fusion or similar
Ford Fusion
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$41.43 / per day
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Premium
Ford F-150 or similar
Ford F-150
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$51.46 / per day
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Special
Jeep Wrangler or similar
Jeep Wrangler
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$52.30 / per day
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Minivan
Dodge Grand Caravan or similar
Dodge Grand Caravan
  • 7x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$63.22 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:02 on 2020-11-30. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Country code
1
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
8.0
Los Angeles Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Get your rental car at Los Angeles Airport! Then head to the city and explore some of L.A.’s most iconic neighborhoods—Hollywood, Bel Air, and Beverly Hills. Drive the full length of Mulholland Drive, and take a Universal Studios Hollywood tour to learn about the movie industry.

Check out the attractions and street performers at Venice Beach, or drive your rental to the famous Santa Monica or Malibu beaches. Back in the city enjoy the delicious food at Mexican, Ethiopian, Armenian, and Korean restaurants and the distinct culture of each neighborhood where they’re located.

Los Angeles Airport is roughly the size of eight mid-sized American airports combined. 45,000 people work here. Also, while LAX is the airport’s international code, it is also how the locals call it, pronouncing it “Ehlay X.”

L.A.’s a great destination, but the surrounding regions have more to offer, so why not get a longer-term car rental? There’s a lot to explore in California—mountains, desert, the Napa Valley wine country, and cities like San Francisco and San Diego. You can drive to nearby Las Vegas or discover the Pacific Northwest. You can even pick up your car at Los Angeles Airport and drop it off in a different city. Start planning your adventure now!

Top international routes

  • London-Heathrow
  • Mexico City
  • Seoul
  • Hong Kong
  • Guadalajara
  • Sydney
  • Vancouver
  • Tokyo

Main airlines

LAX is a hub for multiple airlines. This includes American, Delta, United, and Alaska. The low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines also uses the airport as a major hub, while the low-cost Allegiant uses it as a focus city. The airport is also a focus city for many international airlines, including Air New Zealand, Norwegian Ari Shittle, Qantas, and Volaris.

Terminals

There are nine terminals: Terminals 1 to 8 and Tom Bradley International (TBIT). All are connected by a free shuttle bus. There are also pedestrian lines connecting most terminals, but some of the walks can be quite lengthy.

Location

The airport is about 18 miles (30 km) from central Los Angeles. Motorways I-105 and I-110 are the main roads connecting Los Angeles Airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Convertibles - from $169 per day
  • Large cars - from $53 per day
  • Medium cars - from $41 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $103 per day
  • Premium cars - from $112 per day
  • Small cars - from $43 per day
  • SUVs - from $98 per day

Car rental desks

All car rental desks are located away from the airport's terminals. Advantage, Alamo, Dollar, Fox, National, Sixt, and Thrifty are allowed to pick-up and drop-off their customers at the terminals. Each has its own shuttle that will take you to their rental location. For this privilege, the companies must charge a Customer Facility Charge that will be used to fund a consolidated rental car center in the near future.

All other rental companies are required to pick-up their passengers from the Remote Rental Depot. This means the customers of these companies must take to shuttles to reach the rental locations. At the airport, the customers should take the Economy Lot E shuttle.

Services and facilities

Los Angeles Airport offers nearly as many opportunities to dine, shop, relax, and be entertained as the city itself. All terminals have countless bars, restaurants, and cafeterias, as well as shops and stores. There are banks, currency exchange offices, ATMs, and business facilities. You’ll also find many lounges, medical facilities, spas, beauty services, a lost and found office, and the Flight Path Museum. There is no luggage storage service. The airport offers assistance to travelers with reduced mobility, but you should contact your airline in advance if you’d like this service. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

There are many gas stations near LAX. Which is the most convenient depends on which rental company you are returning a car to. If returning a car to one of the companies located along Century Blvd., then there are at least four stations after the exit from the 405. Of these, the Chevron station closest to the Interstate is the most expensive.

Those renting from a company located north of Century Blvd. will find many stations along Manchester Ave. Note that the ARCO station at the corner of W Arbor Vitae St. and Aviation Blvd. should be avoided due to its significantly higher prices.

Popular one-way rentals

Airport info

Rating
7.3
  • Getting to the airport 6.3
  • Departure and check-in 7.4
  • Terminal facilities 6.6
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.9
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.4
  • Lounge 6.0

Los Angeles Airport (LAX)

  • IATA: LAX
  • ICAO: KLAX
  • Name: Los Angeles Airport (LAX)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Passengers (per year): 84,557,968
  • Distance from City: 9 miles / 14.5 km SW of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +1 (310) 646 5252

Top 19 Locations near Los Angeles Airport

  1. Car Rental Westchester from $53.40 per day
    14.4 km / 9.0 miles away
  2. 19.4 km / 12.0 miles away
  3. 27.3 km / 17.0 miles away
  4. 55.0 km / 34.2 miles away
  5. 61.1 km / 38.0 miles away
  6. 151.0 km / 93.8 miles away
  7. 163.9 km / 101.9 miles away
  8. 170.8 km / 106.2 miles away
  9. 176.7 km / 109.8 miles away
  10. 205.1 km / 127.5 miles away
  11. Car Rental at Fresno Airport from $29.16 per day
    331.0 km / 205.7 miles away
  12. 430.4 km / 267.4 miles away
  13. 495.5 km / 307.9 miles away
  14. 542.2 km / 336.9 miles away
  15. 543.2 km / 337.5 miles away
  16. 547.9 km / 340.4 miles away
  17. 596.6 km / 370.7 miles away
  18. 642.1 km / 399.0 miles away
  19. 926.8 km / 575.9 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Los Angeles Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Los Angeles Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Los Angeles Airport
$37.83
January
$41.00
February
$40.59
March
$38.37
April
$37.12
May
$36.39
June
$46.61
July
$48.10
August
$40.47
September
$41.46
October
$48.02
November
$55.39
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Los Angeles Airport is June when prices for an Economy class start from $36.39. You can see that this is 15% cheaper than the yearly average and 34% cheaper than renting a car in December (when rental prices start at $55.39 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Los Angeles Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in September the average rental period is 9 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 7 days.
Average Rental Length
7
January
7
February
7
March
7
April
7
May
7
June
7
July
7
August
9
September
8
October
9
November
7
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Los Angeles Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Los Angeles Airport in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in September.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
106%
January
90%
February
95%
March
96%
April
100%
May
115%
June
132%
July
111%
August
82%
September
95%
October
88%
November
90%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
yesaway Toyota Camry 4 2 Large cars
yesaway Ford Fiesta 4 2 Small cars
FOX Dodge Caravan 4 4 People Carriers/Vans
yesaway Toyota RAV4 4 3 SUVs
FOX Jeep Wrangler Sport 4 3 SUVs
FOX Kia Sportage 5 4 SUVs
FOX Toyota Camry 4 2 Large cars
Enterprise Chevrolet Tahoe 4 3 SUVs
FOX Toyota Yaris 4 2 Small cars
yesaway Toyota Corolla 4 3 Large cars

FAQ

Do rental cars come with built-in GPS at Los Angeles Airport?
No, rental cars do not come with built-in GPS. Customers have the option of renting a GPS device at the rental desk.
Can I drop off the rental car at Los Angeles Airport early in the morning (5:00 AM)?
Yes, It is possible to drop off the car in the early morning hours. You need to either inform us when placing a book, the best way of which is to enter your dropoff time accurately when searching, or contact us at least two days before pick-up. You will be charged an out of hours fee for this.
Can I rent a car at Los Angeles Airport using my husband's credit card?
No, the main driver must have a credit card on his/her name in order to pick up the car.
Is it possible to take a rental car from Los Angeles Airport to Mexico?
It is possible to take a rental car to Mexico, though you must be sure that the rental company allows this before booking (be sure to check the rental conditions). You also have to let the company know your intention to travel to Mexico when at the rental desk and may be required to purchase additional insurance.

Our Customers Reviews

United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla Sedan
March 2, 2020
I drove out of Los Angeles into suburbs east of Los Angeles. Overall, driving was easy, just about like anywhere else.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Versa
May 25, 2019
I am used to LA as i lived there. Most rental places involve a bunch of standing around waiting. Usually they switch you to another car other than what you asked for. At Advantage I got the car I wanted and was out the door in less than 15 minutes and drop off was super fast in less than 5 minutes and I had my email receipt in the shuttle on the way to the airport. The shuttle drivers are super nice and so helpful.
Poland
Toyota Camry
May 4, 2019
The only disadvantages of renting car in California in general are high costs of gas in this state. If you rent a car at the airport, be prepared to pay some additional tax.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla Sedan
April 10, 2019
LAX is too far from anything I ever need to do when I travel to the area, so rental car is a must. Traffic and car travel is expensive and difficult, but necessary. Don't trust mass transit or alternative means of transportation on the ground.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla Sedan
March 23, 2019
Allow plenty of time!!! Lots of traffic!!!!

Top 20 Suppliers at Los Angeles Airport in 2020

Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
+18888266893
9020 Aviation Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301
$39 - $205
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+18888266890
9020 Aviation Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301
$47 - $68
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Exceptional 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
Excellent 8.8
+13106495400
8734 Bellanca Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
$43 - $63
SIXT
Excellent 8.6
+18887498227
9000 Bellanca Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
$28 - $64
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
+18664342226
9150 Aviation BlvdInglewood, CA 90301, USA
$35 - $36
FOX
FOX
Excellent 8.5
+13236739084 / +18002254369
5500 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles.
$23 - $30
Working hours
Mon:05:00-00:30
Tue:05:00-00:30
Wed:05:00-00:30
Thu:05:00-00:30
Fri:05:00-00:30
Sat:05:00-00:30
Sun:05:00-00:30
Midway
Midway
Excellent 8.5
+18668003303 / +13103304600
6151 W. Century Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90045
$51 - $536
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
Alamo
Excellent 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
Excellent 8.5
+13103429200
9217 Airport Boulevard Los Angeles International
$29 - $79
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
Excellent 8.5
+18772830898
5440 W Century Blvd
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:30; 04:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:30; 04:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:30; 04:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:30; 04:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:30; 04:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:30; 04:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:30; 04:00-23:59
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
+18664342226
9150 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
Budget
Budget
Excellent 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
Excellent 8.4
+13102169204 / +18007775500
1030 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301
$38 - $58
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
Excellent 8.2
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
+18665974554
5301 W. 104th St, Los Angeles, CA 90045
$50 - $207
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
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Very good 7.6
+13106659025 / +18888658950
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:09:00-16:00
Sun:09:00-16:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
3106700510 / 3172487251
5250 West Century Blvd
$48 - $229
RightCars
Very good 7
+12132634451 / +18444473227
8622 Bellanca Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Economy rent a car
Acceptable 5.5
+18773267368
5280 W Century Blvd
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:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
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