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California Mini Guide

Collecting your 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 in your rental vehicle from San Diego. 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.

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 deals. Whether flying into Los Angeles, San Diego or San Francisco, car rental in California is popular all year round and the best prices are to be had by booking in advance.

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
8.3/10
10,411
€ 29.24
€ 54.97
€ 55.58
€ 52.03
 Enterprise
16
8.3/10
3,618
€ 58.49
€ 55.55
€ 55.80
 National
25
7.5/10
1,408
€ 28.96
€ 62.01
€ 59.07
€ 59.32
 Sixt
14
7.3/10
3,257
€ 129.75
€ 60.58
€ 55.35
€ 61.32
 Hertz
234
6.7/10
70,391
€ 33.83
€ 35.83
€ 39.26
 Budget
129
6.7/10
81,388
€ 27.43
€ 30.69
€ 32.09
 Avis
151
6.6/10
66,938
€ 28.99
€ 32.19
€ 34.17
 Dollar
15
6.2/10
5,609
€ 50.89
€ 51.04
€ 49.32
 Thrifty
13
6.0/10
5,204
€ 50.89
€ 51.04
€ 49.32

FAQs about car hire in California

How much does car hire in California cost?

Car hire in California costs as little as €79.70 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Economy class vehicle is €108.30 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €411.70 per day from SIXT for a BMW 8 Series Convertible.

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 9.1/10

with ALAMO 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 €558.65 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 €557.62 per week.

How much is fuel in California?

You can expect to pay €1.091/ltr of petrol and €1.361/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, 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, 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 €628.63 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 €557.62 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €557.62 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 €557.90 per week with an average price of €758.10 per week across all car hire companies.