California

Cheap Car Rentals in California

Los Angeles, CA, United States
17 Dec — 24 Dec
Same drop-off
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Sat 17/12
Noon
Sat 24/12
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

₹ 1,960 - ₹ 5,812

Out of all the popular cities in California, Los Angeles is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just ₹ 1,960/day. Renting a car in Los Angeles is 66% cheaper than renting one in San Jose where the per day rate is around ₹ 5,812. Other fairly inexpensive cities in California to get a rental car in are: San Diego (₹ 2,251/day), San Francisco (₹ 2,916/day), and Burbank (₹ 3,251/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 ₹ 2,916/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

₹ 3,951

February

₹ 5,021

March

₹ 5,432

April

₹ 5,432

May

₹ 4,774

June

₹ 4,774

July

₹ 5,103

August

₹ 4,774

September

₹ 4,280

October

₹ 4,527

November

₹ 4,115

December

₹ 5,515

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, in total, 13,992 car hire locations in California that are operated by 237 companies. In the past week, Small is the cheapest car type users can hire (cheapest price last found: ₹ 25/day). Explore 5 car types currently offered from California hire providers:

Compare available car types for hire in California

Small cars

₹ 3,589 - ₹ 6,891

All Car Types

₹ 4,265 - ₹ 10,122

To hire a Small car in California, you would pay an average price of ₹ 5,313/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a Small car in California (~₹ 3,589/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~₹ 6,891/day). In fact, February is about 33% 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. 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 ₹ 6,327/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a Medium car in California (~₹ 4,062/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~₹ 8,219/day). In fact, February is about 36% 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 17% 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 ₹ 7,516/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a Large car in California (~₹ 5,194/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~₹ 10,191/day). In fact, February is about 31% 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 2% 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 ₹ 6,648/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a SUV car in California (~₹ 3,969/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~₹ 8,738/day). In fact, February is about 41% 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 13% 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 ₹ 7,865/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a Van car in California (~₹ 4,568/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~₹ 10,920/day). In fact, January is about 42% 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 4% 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 ₹ 9,529/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a Luxury car in California (~₹ 4,182/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~₹ 19,613/day). In fact, February is about 57% 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 21% 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 ₹ 10,223/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a Convertible car in California (~₹ 5,721/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~₹ 14,897/day). In fact, February is about 45% 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. 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
Very Good
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
Very Good
1521 reviews105 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.9

Value

7.9

Dollar

7.1
Good
1667 reviews20 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

7.2

Thrifty

7.0
Good
1588 reviews18 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.9

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.9

Budget

6.8
Okay
1756 reviews56 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.7

Hertz

6.6
Okay
3065 reviews88 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.6

Avis

6.6
Okay
1052 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
593 reviews14 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 ₹ 5,090/day when booking a car hire in California. The absolute best deal a user found was for ₹ 3,242/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: Sixt (₹ 3,281/day), Dollar (₹ 4,042/day), and Thrifty (₹ 7,070/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 ₹ 82/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between ₹ 3,704 and ₹ 5,351 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

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

From Hertz you can hire a car in California from about ₹ 23,775 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?

Generally, a month-long car rental in California can be found for about ₹ 101,893, with the average price for a rental being around ₹ 3,396 a day. Book with U-Save, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 71% less compared to the average price of car rentals in California.

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.