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$.
The cheapest rental car company in California is Zeeba Rent-A-Van, with prices starting from around 8 C$/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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.