Car Rental Los Angeles Airport (LAX)

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$43.31 / per day
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Compact
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Midway
$47.65 / per day
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Intermediate
Mazda 3 or similar
Mazda 3
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$58.49 / per day
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Standard
Nissan Frontier or similar
Nissan Frontier
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$71.11 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Minivan
Chevrolet Express or similar
Chevrolet Express
  • 15x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Airport Van Rental
$123.39 / per day
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Premium
Ford Mustang or similar
Ford Mustang
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
yesaway
$151.73 / per day
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Luxury
Mercedes Benz C Class or similar
Mercedes Benz C Class
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Midway
$104.92 / per day
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Minivan
Chevrolet Express 11 Passenger or similar
Chevrolet Express 11 Passenger
  • 11x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Airport Van Rental
$123.39 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:02 on 2019-12-30. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Country code
1
Average car rental length
7 days
Economy car rental price
$63.39 / per day
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
8.6
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 $148 per day
  • Large cars - from $65 per day
  • Medium cars - from $57 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $160 per day
  • Premium cars - from $102 per day
  • Small cars - from $51 per day
  • SUVs - from $107 per day

Top car rental companies

  • Alamo (Tel: +18888266893)
  • National (Tel: +18888266890)
  • NuCarrentals (Tel: +13106659025 / +18888658950)
  • Enterprise (Tel: +13106495400)
  • SIXT (Tel: +18554712760)
  • Europcar (Tel: +13102169204 / +18007775500)
  • Economy rent a car (Tel: +18773267368)
  • Dollar (Tel: +18664342226)
  • FOX (Tel: +13236739084 / +18002254369)
  • Midway (Tel: +18668003303 / +13103304600)
  • Alamo (Tel: +18888266893)
  • Avis (Tel: +13103429200)
  • Thrifty (Tel: +18772830898)
  • Dollar (Tel: +18664342226)
  • Advantage (Tel: +18007775500 / +13102169204)
  • NuCarrentals (Tel: +13106659025 / +18888658950)
  • Ace Rent a car (Tel: 3106700510 / 3172487251)
  • RightCars (Tel: +12132634451 / +18444473227)

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
  • Airport name: Los Angeles Airport (LAX)
  • Airport type: Public / Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 39 m / 128 ft
  • Runway Surface: Concrete / Grooved
  • Passengers (per year): 84,557,968
  • Distance from City: 9 miles / 14.5 km SW of town
  • Airport Hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +1 (310) 646 5252

Top 16 Locations near Los Angeles Airport

  1. 27.4 km / 17.0 miles away
  2. 29.0 km / 18.1 miles away
  3. 58.0 km / 36.0 miles away
  4. 75.4 km / 46.8 miles away
  5. 142.5 km / 88.5 miles away
  6. 175.7 km / 109.2 miles away
  7. 175.9 km / 109.3 miles away
  8. Car Rental at Fresno Airport from $82.44 per day
    336.8 km / 209.3 miles away
  9. 428.6 km / 266.3 miles away
  10. 495.8 km / 308.1 miles away
  11. 542.8 km / 337.3 miles away
  12. 543.2 km / 337.5 miles away
  13. 600.4 km / 373.1 miles away
  14. 643.2 km / 399.6 miles away
  15. 929.7 km / 577.7 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
$34.44
January
$37.32
February
$36.95
March
$34.93
April
$33.78
May
$33.12
June
$42.43
July
$43.78
August
$36.84
September
$37.74
October
$43.71
November
$50.41
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 $33.12. 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 $50.41 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 at Los Angeles Airport
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.
Los Angeles Airport Car Rental 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
FOX Kia Sportage 5 4 SUVs
FOX Dodge Caravan 4 4 People Carriers/Vans
yesaway Toyota Camry 4 2 Large cars
FOX Toyota Yaris 4 2 Small cars
FOX Toyota Camry 4 2 Large cars
FOX Toyota Corolla 4 1 Large cars
FOX Dodge Journey 5 4 SUVs
FOX Ford Explorer 5+2 4 SUVs
FOX Nissan Versa 4 3 Medium cars
Advantage Nissan Versa 4 2 Medium cars

FAQ

Should I rent a car at Los Angeles Airport (LAX)?
A majority of the ratings and reviews left by Discover Cars’ customers recommend renting a car (8.6 from 5 reviews).
What do you need to rent a car at Los Angeles Airport (LAX)?
In most cases, you need a driver’s license, passport or ID card, and a credit card (in the name of the main driver), and the booking voucher to rent a car. Some companies may have additional requirements (be sure to check the rental conditions).
On what side of the road do they drive in California?
Drivers must drive on the right side of the road.
Can I rent a car at 18 in California?
No, you can not rent a car at the age of 18.
How old do you have to be to rent a car at Los Angeles Airport (LAX)?
You must be between 25 and 99 years old.
Can you rent automatic cars at Los Angeles Airport (LAX)?
Yes, automatic cars are available from Ace Rent a car, Midway, Dollar, National, yesaway and Airport Van Rental at Los Angeles Airport (LAX).
Can I rent a car with a debit card?
Though most companies require a credit card to leave a deposit, some accept debit cards. Check the rental conditions for more information.
Can I rent a car without a credit card?
Most companies require a credit card to pick up the car. Some may accept debit cards or cash. Check the rental conditions for more information.
What car classes can I rent?
Medium cars, Small cars, Large cars, Premium cars, SUVs, People Carriers/Vans, Convertibles and vehicle types are available at Los Angeles Airport (LAX).
Can I rent a car at Los Angeles Airport (LAX) with my home country’s driver's license (for example, U.S., U.K., or Australia)?
In most cases, a driver’s license from your home country is acceptable if it uses the Latin alphabet. In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) at Los Angeles Airport (LAX).
Do I need an International Driving Permit at Los Angeles Airport (LAX)?
In most cases, if your driver’s license uses the Latin alphabet, you can rent a car in at Los Angeles Airport (LAX) without an International Driving Permit (IDP). In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) at Los Angeles Airport (LAX).
How much does it cost to rent a car at Los Angeles Airport (LAX)?
A rental car costs $100 per day, on average. The lowest daily price found in the past 48 hours was $43 at Ace Rent a car.
How much is car rental for a week?
The average price for a weekly rental at Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is $697. In the past 48 hours, the lowest price for a weekly rental at Los Angeles Airport (LAX) was $304.
What car rental companies are located at Los Angeles Airport (LAX)?
Ace Rent a car, Midway, Dollar, National, yesaway and Airport Van Rental can be found at Los Angeles Airport (LAX).
What is the best car rental company at Los Angeles Airport (LAX)?
Ratings and reviews left by our users indicate that the best providers are Alamo (9.1, 53 reviews), SIXT (8.7, 8 reviews) and RightCars (8.4, 284 reviews).

Our Customers Reviews

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 19 Suppliers for Los Angeles Airport in 2020

Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
+18888266893
9020 Aviation Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+18888266890
9020 Aviation Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301
NuCarrentals
NuCarrentals
Exceptional 9.1
+13106659025 / +18888658950
5400 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+13106495400
8734 Bellanca Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+18554712760
9000 Bellanca Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+13102169204 / +18007775500
1030 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301
Economy rent a car
Excellent 8.5
+18773267368
5280 W Century Blvd
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
+18664342226
9150 Aviation BlvdInglewood, CA 90301, USA
FOX
Excellent 8.5
+13236739084 / +18002254369
5500 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles.
Midway
Midway
Excellent 8.5
+18668003303 / +13103304600
6151 W. Century Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90045
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
+18888266893
9020 AVIATION BLVD
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+13103429200
9217 Airport Boulevard Los Angeles International
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5
+18772830898
5440 W Century Blvd
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
+18664342226
9150 AVIATION BLVD
Advantage
Excellent 8.5
+18007775500 / +13102169204
1030 W Manchester Blvd. Inglewood CA 90301
NuCarrentals
NuCarrentals
Very good 7.6
+13106659025 / +18888658950
5400 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
3106700510 / 3172487251
5250 West Century Blvd
RightCars
Very good 7
+12132634451 / +18444473227
8622 Bellanca Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Very good 7

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