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Cheap Car Rentals in Palm Springs from C$ 53

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Palm Springs with a pick-up date of 2/8 and drop-off date of 5/8. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Palm Springs car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Palm Springs. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 18 July 2024.

Most popular company

THRIFTY

Price of gas per litre

C$ 1.39

Average price per day

C$ 78

Cheapest price per day

C$ 53

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Palm Springs?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Palm Springs and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 18 July 2024.

January

C$ 67

February

C$ 72

March

C$ 83

April

C$ 76

May

C$ 75

June

C$ 76

July

C$ 80

August

C$ 83

September

C$ 77

October

C$ 73

November

C$ 75

December

C$ 76

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Palm Springs 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 Palm Springs

Explore the most popular car models available for rent in Palm Springs and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car rental companies and was last updated on 18 July 2024.

There are currently 18 rental locations operating in Palm Springs spread across 15 car rental agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to rent in Palm Springs is small car at C$ 53 a day. Below are all the 7 car types available for renting in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Economy

Economy

C$ 53+

Compact

Compact

C$ 53+

Intermediate

Intermediate

C$ 53+

Standard

Standard

C$ 56+

Full-size

Full-size

C$ 64+

Minivan

Minivan

C$ 82+

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

C$ 81+

Luxury

Luxury

C$ 80+

Compare available car types for rental in Palm Springs

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Palm Springs to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 18 July 2024.

Small cars

C$ 67 - C$ 90

All Car Types

C$ 76 - C$ 103

To rent a small car in Palm Springs, the United States, you would pay an average price of C$ 77/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Palm Springs, the United States (~C$ 67/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 90/day). In fact, February is about 13% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Palm Springs. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Palm Springs, renting a small car saves you 16% 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 Palm Springs small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Palm Springs, the United States, you would pay an average price of C$ 78/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Palm Springs, the United States (~C$ 71/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~C$ 89/day). In fact, February is about 9% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Palm Springs. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Palm Springs, renting a medium car saves you 15% 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 Palm Springs medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Palm Springs, the United States, you would pay an average price of C$ 106/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Palm Springs, the United States (~C$ 88/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 120/day). In fact, January is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Palm Springs. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Palm Springs, renting a large 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 Palm Springs large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Palm Springs, the United States, you would pay an average price of C$ 83/day. June is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Palm Springs, the United States (~C$ 71/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 100/day). In fact, June is about 15% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Palm Springs. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Palm Springs, renting a SUV 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 Palm Springs SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Palm Springs, the United States, you would pay an average price of C$ 135/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a van in Palm Springs, the United States (~C$ 119/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~C$ 183/day). In fact, January is about 12% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Palm Springs. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Palm Springs, renting a van is 33% 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 Palm Springs van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in Palm Springs, the United States, you would pay an average price of C$ 100/day. June is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Palm Springs, the United States (~C$ 68/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~C$ 141/day). In fact, June is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Palm Springs. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Palm Springs, renting a luxury car is 9% 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 Palm Springs luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a convertible in Palm Springs, the United States, you would pay an average price of C$ 121/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Palm Springs, the United States (~C$ 84/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~C$ 150/day). In fact, January is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for Palm Springs. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Palm Springs, renting a convertible 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 Palm Springs convertible rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Toyota YarisC$ 53/day
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A/C
Toyota Yaris
Nissan VersaC$ 53/day
2
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A/C
Nissan Versa

Tips for renting a car in Palm Springs

Browse helpful tips for renting a car in Palm Springs including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on 18 July 2024.
  • In Palm Springs, set amidst the desert, you can expect very high temperatures, especially during summer. Ensuring that your vehicle's air conditioning is functioning properly is essential for a comfortable drive. The strong sunlight can heat car interiors significantly, so using sunshades when parked is a practical idea to keep your car cooler. It's important to stay hydrated and carry water, as the heat can be particularly intense on longer journeys. Regularly checking your car’s coolant levels is also a wise step to prevent overheating in the desert heat.
  • While Palm Springs has an efficient road system, it's important to note that traffic can increase during peak tourist seasons and events like the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Expect heavier traffic on routes leading to popular attractions like the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and Joshua Tree National Park. Increased pedestrian activity is common in downtown areas and near resorts, so extra caution is advised. In popular areas, parking might be limited, so planning for this is recommended. Using GPS for navigation can help you find the most efficient routes around the city and to nearby attractions.
  • Although rare, rainfall in Palm Springs can lead to flash floods, especially in lower areas. The arid conditions can also create dusty and sandy roads, which might affect driving conditions. Be cautious and heed warning signs, avoiding flooded roads. The region can be windy at times, potentially reducing visibility due to blowing sand, so driving carefully in such conditions is important. With Palm Springs being a popular cycling destination, watch out for cyclists, especially in mountainous and scenic areas.

Top rental agencies in Palm Springs

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Palm Springs known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Palm Springs. Reviews were last updated on 18 July 2024.
Book your reservation with one of the top rental car agencies located in Palm Springs, including Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Budget. Make sure to read reviews, pricing info, location, and other important details before choosing a rental car agency.

Alamo

8.3
Very good
154 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.1
Good
122 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

7.2

Budget

6.7
Okay
202 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.6

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.5

Value

7.1

Avis

6.1
Okay
143 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.1

Pick-up/drop-off

5.7

Value

6.3

Hertz

7.8
Good
98 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.4

Overall

7.8

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

7.5

Dollar

7.7
Good
63 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.5

Thrifty

7.4
Good
38 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.0

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

6.7

National

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

8.2

Best Palm Springs car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Palm Springs. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Palm Springs with an average daily rate of C$ 68. Data was last updated on 18 July 2024.
These are the best deals we've found on rentals cars in Palm Springs. Be sure to confirm the details of the deal, such as car type, daily rate, and pickup location.
Toyota YarisC$ 53/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris
Nissan VersaC$ 53/day
2
M
A/C
Nissan Versa
Nissan SylphyC$ 53/day
5
M
A/C
Nissan Sylphy

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Palm Springs, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 18 July 2024.
  • Does Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) have rental cars relatively accessible to travelers?

    At Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), you can easily access rental car services. Companies like National Car Rental, Alamo Rent a Car, Avis, Enterprise, and Budget have their counters right inside the airport terminal, operating from early morning to midnight. This means you can conveniently pick up a rental car as soon as you land. The rental counters are close to the baggage claim, and it's just a short walk to the car lot, ensuring you can quickly transition from your flight to hitting the road.

  • What should I be aware of regarding road conditions when driving in Palm Springs?

    In Palm Springs, the roads are generally well-maintained and easy to navigate for all drivers. The city features a grid layout, making it straightforward to find your way around. Major roads like Palm Canyon Drive run through the heart of the city, providing easy access to key attractions, restaurants, and shops. The surrounding areas have roads that run through desert landscapes, offering scenic views, especially along routes like the Palms to Pines Scenic Byway. However, these desert roads can be winding and sometimes narrow, so cautious driving is advised. Additionally, in residential and downtown areas, you'll find quieter streets lined with palm trees, characteristic of the region's aesthetic. Overall, driving in Palm Springs offers a mix of urban ease and picturesque desert landscapes.

  • Can I drive to other states, regions, or countries with a rental car from Palm Springs?

    Generally, with a rental car from Palm Springs, you can drive across various states in the U.S. and even into Canada, which is ideal for extended trips or exploring different regions. However, be aware that some types of vehicles, like luxury cars or larger vans, might have limitations on international travel. It's important to note that taking rental cars into Mexico is typically prohibited, and on the rare occasions it's permitted, you'll need extra insurance. Before planning any cross-border journey, it's essential to consult with your rental car agency to understand their specific policies and adhere to all the rules. This step ensures that you're fully covered and compliant with any legal requirements. Knowing these details in advance can help you plan your travel itinerary more effectively and avoid any unforeseen complications during your trip.

  • What is the cheapest rental car found in Palm Springs?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under C$ 78/day when booking a rental car in Palm Springs. The best deal a user found was for C$ 40/day from Dollar, booked on Jul. 14.

  • What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Palm Springs?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in Palm Springs from the following companies over the past two weeks: Thrifty (C$ 49/day), Dollar (C$ 53/day), and Turo (C$ 53/day).

  • Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Palm Springs?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, National (10.0 rating), Alamo (8.3 rating) and Hertz (7.8 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Palm Springs.

  • What are gas prices like in Palm Springs?

    The average gas price in Palm Springs is C$ 1.39/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between C$ 62 and C$ 90 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Palm Springs for a week from Thrifty?

    Thrifty is one of the top picks in Palm Springs. They can have you in a rental car for about C$ 458 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I rent a car in Palm Springs for the best price?

    Booking early almost always ensures you have more options of car models to choose from, as well as prices reduced by up to 23% to make it a great deal in Palm Springs. Try to book at least 70 days prior to when you need the car rental to close on a rate below the average.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Palm Springs?

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

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Palm Springs for a month?

    Dollar currently has the lowest price available for a month-long booking. Users have saved up to 69% compared to the average price of a 30-day rental in Palm Springs. Typically, a monthly car rental in Palm Springs can be found for C$ 1,962. You can find car rental deals to be on average C$ 65 a day.

  • How much is a car rental in Palm Springs for a weekend?

    C$ 81 is, on average, how much a car rental costs for the weekend in Palm Springs. To save money, consider booking a Supplier choice car rental, which is the cheapest car during the weekend. If you are looking for a car rental in August, we’ve seen prices on Cheapflights for as low as C$ 89 per day.

  • What car do most people rent in Palm Springs?

    Ford Transit, which is a Full-size vehicle, is the most popular to rent at Palm Springs according to Cheapflights users.

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Luxury car rentals in Palm Springs

Find luxury car rental deals in Palm Springs from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Palm Springs cost an average of C$ 95 per day. Price data was last updated on 18 July 2024.
Check out some of the best deals we've found on luxury car rentals in the Palm Springs area. Verify the details of your rental before completing your reservation to ensure no unwanted surprises.
Mercedes-Benz C-ClassC$ 59/day
5
M
A/C
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Mercedes-Benz C-ClassC$ 71/day
5
M
A/C
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Chrysler 300C$ 72/day
5
M
A/C
Chrysler 300

Van rentals in Palm Springs

Find van rental deals in Palm Springs from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Palm Springs cost an average of C$ 98 per day. Price data was last updated on 18 July 2024.
If you're in need of a larger vehicle, check out some of the deals we've found on van rentals in Palm Springs. To provide you with as many options as possible, we're constantly adding new deals so check back soon if you're not finding the one right for you.
Dodge Grand CaravanC$ 82/day
5
M
A/C
Dodge Grand Caravan
Toyota SiennaC$ 88/day
5
5
M
A/C
Toyota Sienna
Dodge Grand CaravanC$ 88/day
5
M
A/C
Dodge Grand Caravan

Car rentals by fuel type in Palm Springs

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Palm Springs. Currently, Hybrid cars are the cheapest to rent in Palm Springs. Deals were last updated on 18 July 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Palm Springs. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Hybrid being the cheapest (C$ 35+).

Electric

Electric

C$ 43+

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

C$ 87+

Hybrid

Hybrid

C$ 35+

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