California

Cheap Car Rentals in California

Los Angeles, CA, United States
3 Oct — 10 Oct
Same drop-off
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Mon 3/10
Noon
Mon 10/10
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

Rp 643,784 - Rp 1,350,634

Out of all the popular cities in California, Los Angeles is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just Rp 643,784/day. Renting a car in Los Angeles is 52% cheaper than renting one in San Diego where the per day rate is around Rp 1,350,634. Other fairly inexpensive cities in California to get a rental car in are: Fresno (Rp 909,324/day), San Francisco (Rp 1,033,645/day), and San Diego (Rp 1,350,634/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 Rp 643,784/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

Rp 724,200

February

Rp 920,337

March

Rp 995,775

April

Rp 995,775

May

Rp 875,075

June

Rp 875,075

July

Rp 935,425

August

Rp 875,075

September

Rp 829,812

October

Rp 995,775

November

Rp 995,775

December

Rp 1,010,863

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.

Compare available car types for hire in California

Small cars

Rp 556,993 - Rp 1,391,219

All Car Types

Rp 909,411 - Rp 1,786,071

To hire a Small car in California, you would pay an average price of Rp 861,309/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a Small car in California (~Rp 556,993/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~Rp 1,391,219/day). In fact, February is about 36% 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 31% 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.

To hire a Medium car in California, you would pay an average price of Rp 959,891/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a Medium car in California (~Rp 540,336/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~Rp 1,286,536/day). In fact, January is about 44% 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 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.

To hire a Large car in California, you would pay an average price of Rp 1,456,330/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a Large car in California (~Rp 1,094,447/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~Rp 1,848,497/day). In fact, January is about 25% 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 is 16% 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 SUV car in California, you would pay an average price of Rp 1,137,601/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a SUV car in California (~Rp 573,351/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~Rp 1,653,662/day). In fact, January is about 50% 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 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.

To hire a Van car in California, you would pay an average price of Rp 1,464,414/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a Van car in California (~Rp 1,095,443/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~Rp 2,245,737/day). In fact, August is about 26% 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 16% 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 Rp 995,767/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a Luxury car in California (~Rp 965,675/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~Rp 2,080,479/day). In fact, May is about 4% 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 saves you 20% 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.

To hire a Convertible car in California, you would pay an average price of Rp 1,654,513/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a Convertible car in California (~Rp 888,352/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~Rp 12,976,161/day). In fact, November is about 47% 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 26% 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.

Top rental agencies in California

All major car rental suppliers in California
7.9
Good
1197 reviews14 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.5

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

7.6
6.6
Good
1499 reviews105 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.6
5.6
Okay
3009 reviews87 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.5

Overall

5.5

Pick-up/drop-off

5.5

Value

5.8
5.6
Okay
1709 reviews56 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.7

Overall

5.6

Pick-up/drop-off

5.7

Value

5.7
5.2
Okay
1017 reviews58 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.3

Overall

5.2

Pick-up/drop-off

5.3

Value

5.5
5.1
Okay
1656 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.2

Overall

5.0

Pick-up/drop-off

5.0

Value

5.5
4.8
Okay
1576 reviews15 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.0

Overall

4.8

Pick-up/drop-off

4.6

Value

5.1
6.2
Good
573 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.2

Pick-up/drop-off

6.1

Value

6.2

Car Rental FAQs

What is the cheapest hire car found in California?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under Rp 1,032,603/day when booking a car hire in California. The absolute best deal a user found was for Rp 729,046/day from Fox, booked on Sep. 18.

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 (Rp 480,688/day), Sixt (Rp 607,272/day), and Dollar (Rp 979,330/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Alamo (8.3 rating), National (8.1 rating) and Carl's (8.0 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 Rp 15,841.89/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between Rp 712,885 and Rp 1,029,722 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

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

Hertz is one of the top picks in California. They can have you in a hire car for about Rp 8,404,412 per week on average.

How far in advance should I hire a car in California for the best price?

Booking in advance not only ensures a better chance of getting your vehicle of choice, it can save you up to 8% on your car hire. For a below average price in California, Cheapflights recommends booking your car hire at least 21 days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month in California?

Yes, cars are available to be rented out for an entire month in California.

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

Our recent data shows that Fox can potentially be 62% below the average car hire price in California. Check prices and availability for Fox and save on this extended car hire. The cost of hiring a vehicle in California is on average Rp 36,018,908 a month or Rp 1,200,630 a day. Search on Cheapflights for the most updated pricing and availability for your California car hire.

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