California

Cheap Car Rentals in California

Los Angeles, CA, United States
30 Nov — 7 Dec
Same drop-off
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Wed 30/11
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Wed 7/12
Noon
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What are the car hire rental for popular cities in California?

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in California

Price

C$ 9 - C$ 68

Out of all the popular cities in California, Palm Springs is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just C$ 9/day. Renting a car in Palm Springs is 87% cheaper than renting one in Fresno where the per day rate is around C$ 68. Other fairly inexpensive cities in California to get a rental car in are: Los Angeles (C$ 37/day), San Diego (C$ 39/day), and Sacramento (C$ 44/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Los Angeles should expect to spend around C$ 37/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in California is Los Angeles.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in California?

January

C$ 64

February

C$ 81

March

C$ 88

April

C$ 88

May

C$ 77

June

C$ 77

July

C$ 83

August

C$ 77

September

C$ 69

October

C$ 73

November

C$ 77

December

C$ 89

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in California is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is December. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular Car Types in California

There are currently 13,863 rental locations operating in California spread across 236 car rental agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to rent in California is Small at C$ 13 a day. Below are all the 7 car types available for renting in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Compare available car types for rental in California

Small Cars

C$ 49 - C$ 81

All Car Types

C$ 74 - C$ 125

To rent a Small car in California, you would pay an average price of C$ 63/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in California (~C$ 49/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~C$ 81/day). In fact, January is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for California. When comparing with other car types available for rental in California, renting a Small car saves you 37% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best California Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in California, you would pay an average price of C$ 77/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in California (~C$ 61/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~C$ 106/day). In fact, January is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for California. When comparing with other car types available for rental in California, renting a Medium car saves you 22% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best California Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in California, you would pay an average price of C$ 90/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in California (~C$ 74/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~C$ 118/day). In fact, November is about 19% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for California. When comparing with other car types available for rental in California, renting a Large car saves you 9% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best California Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in California, you would pay an average price of C$ 83/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in California (~C$ 67/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~C$ 109/day). In fact, November is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for California. When comparing with other car types available for rental in California, renting a SUV car saves you 17% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best California SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in California, you would pay an average price of C$ 116/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in California (~C$ 78/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~C$ 168/day). In fact, January is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for California. When comparing with other car types available for rental in California, renting a Van car is 15% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best California Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Luxury car in California, you would pay an average price of C$ 125/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in California (~C$ 75/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~C$ 184/day). In fact, January is about 40% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for California. When comparing with other car types available for rental in California, renting a Luxury car is 21% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best California Luxury rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Convertible car in California, you would pay an average price of C$ 140/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in California (~C$ 107/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~C$ 188/day). In fact, December is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for California. When comparing with other car types available for rental in California, renting a Convertible car is 30% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best California Convertible rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Toyota YarisC$ 13/day
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Nissan SentraC$ 13/day
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Nissan VersaC$ 17/day
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Top rental agencies in California

All major car rental suppliers in California

Enterprise

8.0
Excellent
1144 reviews83 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

7.9

Thrifty

7.0
Good
1337 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.9

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.9

Dollar

6.9
Good
1157 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

7.0

Budget

6.6
Good
1133 reviews44 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.5

Value

6.5

Hertz

6.5
Good
2559 reviews73 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.2

Value

6.5

Alamo

8.7
Excellent
849 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.7

Pick-up/drop-off

8.8

Value

8.4

Sixt

7.5
Good
602 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.4

Avis

6.7
Good
730 reviews46 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.7

Best California Car Rental Deals Found

Check out some of the best deals for car rentals in California recently found.

Car Rental FAQs

What is the cheapest rental car found in California?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under C$ 61/day when booking a rental car in California. The best deal a user found was for C$ 29/day from Fox, booked on Nov. 20.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in California?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in California from the following companies over the past two weeks: Fox (C$ 17/day), Ace (C$ 24/day), and Priceless (C$ 24/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in California?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Firefly (10.0 rating), Super Cheap (10.0 rating) and Signature Rent A Car (10.0 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in California.

What are gas prices like in California?

The average gas price in California is C$ 1.43/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between C$ 64 and C$ 92 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in California for a week from Thrifty?

Thrifty offers rental cars in California for about C$ 529 per week on average.

Can I rent a car for a month in California?

The length of time you can book a rental for is subject to the inventory of the supplier. When renting a vehicle from California it should be possible to rent a car for a whole month if needed.

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

You can potentially save up to 79% on a month-long rental by booking with Fox. Fox is the cheapest rental company available within the next few months. Renting a car in California can cost you on average C$ 2,265 a month or C$ 76 a day. For extended stays in a location, this option will usually save you the most.

Luxury Car Rentals in California

Arrive in style when you rent a luxury car in California from the best rental car providers in the country.

Van Rentals in California

Some people need a little more room to get around comfortably on vacation. Find deals like the ones below for California van rentals.