California

Cheap Car Rentals in California

Los Angeles, CA, United States
2 Feb — 9 Feb
Same drop-off
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Thu 2/2
Noon
Thu 9/2
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$ 62

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 85% cheaper than renting one in Fresno where the per day rate is around C$ 62. Other fairly inexpensive cities in California to get a rental car in are: San Diego (C$ 27/day), Los Angeles (C$ 29/day), and Long Beach (C$ 31/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$ 29/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$ 57

February

C$ 81

March

C$ 88

April

C$ 88

May

C$ 77

June

C$ 77

July

C$ 82

August

C$ 77

September

C$ 69

October

C$ 73

November

C$ 66

December

C$ 65

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in California is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is March. 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 14,375 rental locations operating in California spread across 248 car rental agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to rent in California is Medium at C$ 13 a day. Below are all the 6 car types available for renting in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Compare available car types for rental in California

Small Cars

C$ 43 - C$ 78

All Car Types

C$ 61 - C$ 125

To rent a Small car in California, you would pay an average price of C$ 60/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in California (~C$ 43/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~C$ 78/day). In fact, January is about 29% 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 38% 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$ 71/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in California (~C$ 49/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~C$ 99/day). In fact, January is about 32% 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 25% 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$ 85/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in California (~C$ 51/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~C$ 113/day). In fact, January is about 40% 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 12% 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$ 78/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in California (~C$ 51/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~C$ 106/day). In fact, January is about 35% 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 19% 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$ 109/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in California (~C$ 63/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~C$ 160/day). In fact, January is about 43% 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 12% 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$ 128/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in California (~C$ 67/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 161/day). In fact, January is about 48% 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 25% 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. January is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in California (~C$ 103/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~C$ 191/day). In fact, January is about 27% 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 32% 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.

Toyota YarisC$ 18/day
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Toyota YarisC$ 18/day
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Nissan VersaC$ 20/day
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Top rental agencies in California

All major car rental suppliers in California

Alamo

8.6
Very good
1207 reviews14 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

8.4

Enterprise

7.9
Good
1535 reviews105 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.2

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

7.8

Dollar

7.1
Good
1674 reviews20 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.6

Overall

6.9

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

7.1

Thrifty

6.9
Okay
1596 reviews18 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.9

Budget

6.7
Okay
1779 reviews56 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.6

Hertz

6.6
Okay
3097 reviews88 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.6