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Cheapest car hire in California

Interesting facts about California

  • Is the third largest state in the USA by land mass.
  • The famous Gold Rush was a catalyst for social and demographic change in 1848.
  • Is home to the iconic Golden Gate bridge and Hollywood.
  • Los Angeles Airport and San Francisco attract millions of visitors per year.
  • It is illegal to jump from a car at 65mph in California, see more strange driving laws in California

California car hire reviews

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Compare car rental agents in California

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Alamo
22
8.6/10
16,318
€ 24.18
€ 23.58
€ 24.89
€ 25.38
 National
25
8.5/10
1,488
€ 26.05
€ 26.46
€ 26.61
€ 28.60
 Enterprise
16
8.3/10
3,400
€ 25.52
€ 26.05
€ 27.66
 Sixt
14
8.0/10
1,467
€ 35.78
€ 26.48
€ 26.83
€ 32.59
 Dollar
15
7.8/10
4,020
€ 22.54
€ 23.73
€ 19.61
 Thrifty
13
7.6/10
3,480
€ 22.54
€ 23.73
€ 19.65
 Hertz
234
7.3/10
40,954
€ 17.68
€ 17.68
€ 20.80
 Avis
151
7.2/10
18,607
€ 25.37
€ 26.32
€ 28.99
 Budget
129
7.1/10
46,267
€ 23.98
€ 24.65
€ 25.38

FAQs about car hire in California

How much does car hire in California cost?

Car hire in California costs as little as €26.20 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Economy class vehicle is €34.50 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €246.00 per day from DOLLAR for a BMW X3.

Who is the best car rental agent in California?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Enterprise has the highest customer rating for car hire in California with a score of 9.0/10

with NATIONAL ehi rated second best with a score of 8.7/10

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How much does it cost to hire a compact car in California?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in California is €190.49 per week from THRIFTY.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in California?

The cheapest car hire company in California is THRIFTY, with prices for a Special class car such as the Mystery Car Compact or Larger available from as little as €183.68 per week.

How much is fuel in California?

You can expect to pay €0.59/ltr of petrol and €0.57/ltr of diesel in California. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in California?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in California with leading car hire companies such as ALAMO, ALAMO MAX, AVIS, BUDGET, DOLLAR, ENTERPRISE, HERTZ, NATIONAL, SIXT, THRIFTY as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in California?

We can arrange Compact, Compact Elite, Economy, Fullsize, Fullsize Elite, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Luxury, Mini, Premium, Special and Standard class rental cars in California.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car in California?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire in California, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car in California is €379.83 per week from THRIFTY for a Chevrolet Camaro Convertible.

Do you have a discount code for car hire in California?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in California at the moment, however THRIFTY rates start from just €183.68 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €183.68 from THRIFTY in Los Angeles - Airport (california) or any other rental agent, let us know and we’ll do our best to beat it.

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

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in California is €183.40 per week with an average price of €241.50 per week across all car hire companies.

California Mini Guide

California is a state which has always summed up the archetypal American dream of heading west to a land of plenty. The state is extremely fertile and has been an ideal location to grow crops, which in turn has attracted a large amount of migrant workers to California. Today Mexican culture, along with customs from a huge number of other ethnicities, is ingrained into the laid back Californian way of life.

Car rental in San Diego is a good way to start the journey of a lifetime heading north up the California coast. San Diego has been voted one of the world’s best cities to live in, not least because of the amazing beaches on the Pacific coast which are easily accessible from San Diego.

Miami
Your journey should then take you up to the breath taking Big Sur coastline which has acted as an inspiration to many writers and artists over the years. The magical highway 101 winds along Big Sur, an area of pine trees, hidden coves and secluded beaches where seals and other wildlife can be seen.

No visit to California would be complete without going to Los Angeles, and indeed most tourists will fly into the huge LAX international airport. Car rental Los Angeles allows you to cruise down the incredible Sunset Boulevard where the movies are made and the stars like to hang out at clubs such as Whiskey A Go Go.

Beaches?
While you’re there, take a trip down to Venice Beach where the beautiful people try to see and be seen and the sand is white and inviting. Another amazing coastal stop is at the charming town of Santa Cruz where a forest of giant red wood trees sits atop a cliff looking out over the coast and some great surfing breaks. Your final stop on the tour can be at San Francisco, the incredible hilltop city which overlooks Alcatraz prison and the Golden Gate Bridge.
 

California in the news;

Back in December 2010, whilst Europe had been subject to a Big Freeze, the normally sunny state of California has weather problems of its own. The US state has just declared a state of emergency, under the guidance of ‘governator’ Arnold Schwarzenegger, due to heavy rainfall and widespread flooding.

While California is normally known as the Golden State for its famous sunny weather, massive storms have created flash floods and there have also been huge snowfalls in mountain areas. That includes the Mammoth Mountain ski resort which had 13 feet of snow over the weekend.

The Pacific Coastal Highway, which is one of the most used highways in the state, has also experienced mud slides and land falls which have made driving dangerous. Orange County and the San Gabriel Valley have been particularly affected with serious flooding. Fans of the reality television show Laguna Beach will be sad to hear that much of the surrounding area has turned into mud.

They were among many parts of Southern California which experienced seven straight days of rain. In Laguna Canyon a number of animals including seals had to be rescued before the rainwater swept through. So severe is the weather front that the state of emergency applies to six Californian counties. That includes the area of downtown Los Angeles which had six inches of rainfall in under a week, which is one third of the estimated rainfall for the entire year.

Jamie Meier of the National Weather Service said: "Californians have just been in the line of fire from a series of rainfall cells."

When to book car hire in California

California car rentals are best booked at least 4 weeks in advance, we do the hard work for you and compare the market to search out the cheapest car hire California has to offer. Whether flying into Los Angeles or San Diego, car rental in California is popular all year round and the best prices are to be had by booking in advance.

Simply let us know your needs and we will search the market for the cheapest car hire California has to offer from the leading suppliers such as Thifty, Hertz, Alamo and many more. Let us take the pressure off your next rental in California with our quick and secure booking system. Trust us to find you a great deal on car hire in California!