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Most popular cities to hire a car in California

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Intermediate
Los Angeles
Most popular car hire agency in AugustDollar20% more popular364 momondo users preferred to book a hire car from Dollar for their trip to Los Angeles in August
Average price to hire a car in August$63 per day8% more expensiveA car hire in Los Angeles costs $63 per day on average in August, which is more expensive than the yearly average
Most popular type of car to hire in AugustIntermediate19% more popular352 users chose to hire Intermediate cars for their travel needs in Los Angeles during August

Recent California car hire deals

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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$51/day
8 Sep. - 15 Sep.
Los Angeles
Budget at 9775 Airport Boulevard
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Audi A3
$51/day
8 Sep. - 15 Sep.
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$39/day
8 Sep. - 15 Sep.
Los Angeles
Hertz at 6728 Reseda Blvd
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
$39/day
8 Sep. - 15 Sep.
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BMW X3
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$68/day
8 Sep. - 15 Sep.
Los Angeles
Avis at 1910 East Washington Blvd
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BMW X3
$68/day
8 Sep. - 15 Sep.
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Chevrolet Equinox
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$73/day
9 Sep. - 16 Sep.
Los Angeles
Budget at 9775 Airport Boulevard
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Chevrolet Equinox
$73/day
9 Sep. - 16 Sep.
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$45/day
13 Sep. - 30 Sep.
San Francisco
Budget at 500 Beach Street, Suite 120
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Audi A3
$45/day
13 Sep. - 30 Sep.
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Chrysler Pacifica
or similar People mover
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$90/day
8 Sep. - 15 Sep.
Los Angeles
Budget at 9775 Airport Boulevard
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Chrysler Pacifica
$90/day
8 Sep. - 15 Sep.
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
2/4-door vehicles
$45/day
9 Sep. - 16 Sep.
Los Angeles
Budget at 9775 Airport Boulevard
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
$45/day
9 Sep. - 16 Sep.
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BMW X3
or similar Full-size SUV
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$97/day
8 Sep. - 15 Sep.
Los Angeles
Avis at 1910 East Washington Blvd
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BMW X3
$97/day
8 Sep. - 15 Sep.
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Audi A3
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$49/day
8 Sep. - 15 Sep.
Los Angeles
Budget at 9775 Airport Boulevard
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Audi A3
$49/day
8 Sep. - 15 Sep.
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Audi A4
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$77/day
8 Sep. - 15 Sep.
Los Angeles
Budget at 9775 Airport Boulevard
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Audi A4
$77/day
8 Sep. - 15 Sep.
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$43/day
8 Sep. - 15 Sep.
Los Angeles
Hertz at 6728 Reseda Blvd
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
$43/day
8 Sep. - 15 Sep.
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Chrysler 300
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$77/day
8 Sep. - 15 Sep.
Los Angeles
Budget at 9775 Airport Boulevard
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Chrysler 300
$77/day
8 Sep. - 15 Sep.
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California Car Hire Directory

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8.8
Excellent
999 reviews12 locations
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Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

8.9

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

8.6
8.3
Excellent
1288 reviews103 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

8.2
7.5
Good
1334 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

7.4
7.5
Good
1421 reviews12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

7.4
7.4
Good
640 reviews55 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

7.3
7.2
Good
1068 reviews54 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.5

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

7.1
6.9
Good
2271 reviews79 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

6.9
8.2
Excellent
46 reviews15 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

8.1

Popular attractions in California

Hit the open road in your car hire and head to any of these top tourist destinations in or around California’s major cities
Los Angeles
California

STAPLES Center
Venice Beach
Los Angeles Convention Center
Hollywood Bowl
Dodger Stadium
San Francisco
California

Union Square
Fisherman's Wharf
Moscone Center
Alcatraz
AT&T Park
San Diego
California

Gaslamp Quarter
SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego Zoo
SDCCU Stadium
San Jose
California

San Jose McEnery Convention Center
SAP Center
Winchester Mystery House
Civic Auditorium
SAP Center at San Jose
Sacramento
California

Arco Arena
Sacramento Zoo
Sacramento Convention Center
Memorial Auditorium
Crocker Art Museum
Santa Ana
California

Bowers Museum
Jerome Park
Old Orange County Courthouse
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Oakland
California

Oakland Coliseum
Oracle Arena
Jack London Square
Oakland Convention Center
Paramount Theatre
Palm Springs
California

Palm Springs Convention Center
Palm Springs Air Museum
Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway
Plaza Theatre
Palm Springs Art Museum
Fresno
California

Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center
Selland Arena
Downing Planetarium
Fresno Fairgrounds
Chaffee Zoological Gardens
Ontario
California

Scandia Ontario
Ontario Museum of History and Art
Santa Barbara
California

Santa Barbara Bowl
Old Mission Santa Barbara
West Beach
Santa Barbara Zoo
Leadbetter Beach

California car hire tips

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in California so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

How much does it cost to hire a car in California?

On average, it will cost you $52 per day to hire a car in California. Depending on the time of year, what type of car you hire, and what agency you hire from, you could end up paying as much as $162 per day or as little as around $24 per day. The price of a rental car in California commonly fluctuates by about 85%.

What is the cheapest car hire company in California?

The cheapest car hire companies in California are NU Car with prices from $24 per day, Economy Rent a Car from as low as $27 per day, and Priceless with deals as low as $27 per day. Keep in mind that these prices were found in the past 72 hours and are subject to change based on when you book your rental, what city you plan to visit, and what type of car you hire.

What is the best car hire company in California?

The best car hire company in California is Alamo. This is based on an average momondo customer rating of 8.8/10 from 2,421 reviews. If you are planning a trip to California, you will be able to find Alamo at 12 locations in the region, such as in the city of San Jose.

What is the most popular type of car to hire in California?

The most popular type of cars to hire in California are Intermediate cars. This type of car costs $63 per day on average. 23% of users prefer to hire Intermediate cars in California due to price, availability, and their planned activities.

What are the cheapest cities to hire a car in California?

If you’re looking to travel to California and save money on a car hire, then consider visiting Los Angeles or Palm Springs. You will find that NU Car has the most affordable hire cars in Los Angeles, from around $28/day. Alamo has the cheapest car hire prices in Palm Springs, generally starting at $33/day.

When is the best time to hire a car in California?

The best time to hire a car in California is in the month of January, when prices are $42/day on average. July is often the most expensive month to rent a car, when average prices are $85/day. However, no matter what month you plan to visit California, it’s recommended that you book your car hire around 11 days out for the best possible price.

How long do people hire a car for when staying in California?

The most popular length of time momondo users hire a car in California is 7 days. For a 7-day rental the average daily price is $61, though prices are subject to change depending on the type of car you rent and what city you stay in. To hire a car for a week in general is $430 on average, and for a weekend hire, expect to pay a total of $148 on average. Month-long California car rentals are generally about $2,508 in total depending on your dates.


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