California Car Rentals

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Most popular cities to rent a car in California

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Recent California rental car deals

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Class Special Car
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Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
16 C$/day
9 Dec. - 4 Jan.
Santa Ana
Fox at 325 E Baker Street
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16 C$/day
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Audi A3
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Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
17 C$/day
9 Dec. - 15 Dec.
Los Angeles
Surprise Agency at
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17 C$/day
9 Dec. - 15 Dec.
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
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Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
17 C$/day
9 Dec. - 4 Jan.
Santa Ana
Fox at 325 E Baker Street
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17 C$/day
9 Dec. - 4 Jan.
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
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Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
18 C$/day
9 Dec. - 4 Jan.
Santa Ana
Fox at 325 E Baker Street
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18 C$/day
9 Dec. - 4 Jan.
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BMW X3
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Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
19 C$/day
9 Dec. - 4 Jan.
Santa Ana
Fox at 325 E Baker Street
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19 C$/day
9 Dec. - 4 Jan.
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Chevrolet Equinox
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Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
19 C$/day
9 Dec. - 4 Jan.
Santa Ana
Fox at 325 E Baker Street
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19 C$/day
9 Dec. - 4 Jan.
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Audi A4
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
20 C$/day
9 Dec. - 4 Jan.
Santa Ana
Fox at 325 E Baker Street
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20 C$/day
9 Dec. - 4 Jan.
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
20 C$/day
9 Dec. - 15 Dec.
Los Angeles
Surprise Agency at
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20 C$/day
9 Dec. - 15 Dec.
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Audi A4
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
21 C$/day
9 Dec. - 15 Dec.
Los Angeles
NU Car at 5400 West Century Boulevard
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21 C$/day
9 Dec. - 15 Dec.
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Chevrolet Equinox
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Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
21 C$/day
9 Dec. - 4 Jan.
Santa Ana
Fox at 325 E Baker Street
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21 C$/day
9 Dec. - 4 Jan.
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BMW X3
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
21 C$/day
9 Dec. - 4 Jan.
Santa Ana
Fox at 325 E Baker Street
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21 C$/day
9 Dec. - 4 Jan.
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Chrysler Pacifica
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Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
26 C$/day
9 Dec. - 15 Dec.
Los Angeles
GREEN MOTION at 5301 W. 104th St
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26 C$/day
9 Dec. - 15 Dec.
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Popular attractions in California

Hit the road in your rental car 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
Palm Springs
California
Palm Springs Convention Center
Palm Springs Air Museum
Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway
Plaza Theatre
Palm Springs Art Museum
San Jose
California
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
SAP Center
Winchester Mystery House
Civic Auditorium
SAP Center at San Jose
Santa Ana
California
Bowers Museum
Jerome Park
Old Orange County Courthouse
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Sacramento
California
Arco Arena
Sacramento Zoo
Sacramento Convention Center
Memorial Auditorium
Crocker Art Museum
Oakland
California
Oakland Coliseum
Oracle Arena
Jack London Square
Oakland Convention Center
Paramount Theatre
Ontario
California
Scandia Ontario
Ontario Museum of History and Art
Fresno
California
Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center
Selland Arena
Downing Planetarium
Fresno Fairgrounds
Chaffee Zoological Gardens
Santa Barbara
California
Santa Barbara Bowl
Old Mission Santa Barbara
West Beach
Santa Barbara Zoo
Leadbetter Beach

California rental car tips

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

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

Based on our data, the cost to rent a car in California is 63 C$ per day on average. However, you might be able to find rental car deals as low as around 8 C$ per day, which is a 96% difference from the highest price per day at 222 C$.

What is the cheapest rental car company in California?

The cheapest rental car company in California is Zeeba Rent-A-Van, with prices starting from around 8 C$/day. Other affordable options found in the past 72 hours include U-Save, from 24 C$/day, and Ace, starting at about 30 C$/day. These rates may be different depending on what city you plan on visiting and the type of car you rent.

What is the best rental car company in California?

The best car rental company in California is Alamo, which has a rating of 8.7/10 from 8,435 momondo users. Alamo has 7 locations in California, including the city of San Jose.

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

The most popular type of cars to rent in California are Intermediate cars. This type of car costs 53 C$ per day on average. 23% of users prefer to rent Intermediate cars in California due to price, availability, and their planned activities.

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

Palm Springs has the cheapest car rentals in California. Our users found that Zeeba Rent-A-Van offers the cheapest rental car deals in the city, from 8 C$/day. Santa Ana is the next cheapest city for car rentals. Here you can find cheaper daily rental prices from U-Save, which start around 27 C$/day.

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

The best time to rent a car in California is during the month of January, when prices average 40 C$ per day. The most expensive month to rent a car is in July, during which you will frequently find prices averaging 75 C$ per day. Be sure to book your rental car around 11 days or more ahead of time for the best prices.

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

The most popular length of time momondo users rent a car in California is 7 days. For a 7-day rental the average daily price is 59 C$, though prices are subject to change depending on the type of car you rent and what city you stay in. To rent a car for a week in general is 413 C$ on average and for a weekend rental, expect to pay a total of 142 C$ on average. Month-long California car rentals are generally about 2,412 C$ in total depending on your dates.


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