California

Cheap Car Rentals in California

Los Angeles, CA, United States
4 Dec — 11 Dec
Same drop-off
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Sun 4-12
Noon
Sun 11-12
Noon
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What are the car hire prices for popular cities in California?

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in California

Price

S$ 29 - S$ 136

Out of all the popular cities in California, San Francisco is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just S$ 29/day. Renting a car in San Francisco is 79% cheaper than renting one in Fresno where the per day rate is around S$ 136. Other fairly inexpensive cities in California to get a rental car in are: Los Angeles (S$ 39/day), Sacramento (S$ 44/day), and San Diego (S$ 61/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in San Francisco should expect to spend around S$ 29/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in California is San Francisco.

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

January

S$ 66

February

S$ 83

March

S$ 90

April

S$ 90

May

S$ 79

June

S$ 79

July

S$ 85

August

S$ 79

September

S$ 71

October

S$ 75

November

S$ 79

December

S$ 92

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 236 hire agencies servicing California. These agencies, altogether, have 13,867 hire locations available. Need an affordable hire? Small is the cheapest car type to hire in California with prices from S$ 26 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 5 car types you can hire in California:

Compare available car types for hire in California

Small cars

S$ 70 - S$ 118

All Car Types

S$ 91 - S$ 136

To hire a Small car in California, you would pay an average price of S$ 84/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a Small car in California (~S$ 70/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~S$ 118/day). In fact, January is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small hire for California. When comparing with other car types available for hire in California, hiring a Small car saves you 23% 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 hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a Medium car in California, you would pay an average price of S$ 99/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a Medium car in California (~S$ 77/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~S$ 137/day). In fact, February is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium hire for California. When comparing with other car types available for hire in California, hiring a Medium car saves you 10% 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 hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a Large car in California, you would pay an average price of S$ 108/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a Large car in California (~S$ 87/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~S$ 137/day). In fact, October is about 21% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large hire for California. When comparing with other car types available for hire in California, hiring a Large car saves you 1% 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 hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV car in California, you would pay an average price of S$ 105/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a SUV car in California (~S$ 83/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~S$ 143/day). In fact, September is about 21% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for California. When comparing with other car types available for hire in California, hiring a SUV car saves you 5% 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 hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a Van car in California, you would pay an average price of S$ 124/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a Van car in California (~S$ 79/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~S$ 181/day). In fact, August is about 37% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van hire for California. When comparing with other car types available for hire in California, hiring 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.

To hire a Luxury car in California, you would pay an average price of S$ 132/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a Luxury car in California (~S$ 96/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~S$ 168/day). In fact, September is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury hire for California. When comparing with other car types available for hire in California, hiring a Luxury car is 17% 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.

To hire a Convertible car in California, you would pay an average price of S$ 142/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a Convertible car in California (~S$ 81/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~S$ 214/day). In fact, February is about 43% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible hire for California. When comparing with other car types available for hire in California, hiring a Convertible car is 23% 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 hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

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Top rental agencies in California

All major car rental suppliers in California

Alamo

8.6
Excellent
1203 reviews14 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

8.4

Enterprise

8.0
Excellent
1521 reviews105 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.9

Value

7.9

Dollar

7.1
Good
1666 reviews19 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

7.2

Thrifty

7.0
Good
1587 reviews18 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.9

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.9

Budget

6.8
Good
1753 reviews56 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.7

Hertz

6.6
Good
3063 reviews87 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.6

Avis

6.6
Good
1047 reviews58 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.5

Value

6.6

Sixt

7.6
Good
590 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.4

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 hire car found in California?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under S$ 83/day when booking a car hire in California. The absolute best deal a user found was for S$ 46/day from U-Save, booked on Jul. 28.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in California?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in California from the following companies over the past two weeks: Hertz (S$ 48/day), Dollar (S$ 55/day), and Thrifty (S$ 56/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 car hire companies in California.

What are gas prices like in California?

The average price of petrol in California is S$ 1.46/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between S$ 66 and S$ 95 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

How much does it cost to hire a car in California for a week from Alamo?

Alamo is one of the top picks in California. They can have you in a hire car for about S$ 810 per week on average.

Can I rent a car for a month in California?

Yes, renting a vehicle in California for a month is certainly possible.

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

You can potentially save up to 86% on a month-long rental by booking with U-Save. U-Save is the cheapest rental company available within the next few months. Renting a car in California can cost you on average S$ 3,471 a month or S$ 116 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.

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