California

Cheap Car Hire in California

Los Angeles
19 May — 26 May
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What are the car hire prices for popular cities in California?

Below are the cheapest cities to hire a car in California

Price

£19 - £42

Out of all the popular cities in California, San Diego is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just £19/day. Renting a car in San Diego is 55% cheaper than renting one in San Jose where the per day rate is around £42. Other fairly inexpensive cities in California to get a rental car in are: San Francisco (£20/day), Los Angeles (£21/day), and Santa Ana (£25/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 £20/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in California is San Francisco.

Cheapest time to hire a car in California

January

£38

February

£49

March

£53

April

£53

May

£50

June

£58

July

£64

August

£55

September

£47

October

£53

November

£53

December

£54

Top hire agencies in California

All major car hire suppliers in California
5.6
Okay
1173 reviews40 locations
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Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.1

Overall

5.3

Pick-up/drop-off

4.9

Value

5.6
8.5
Excellent
400 reviews4 locations
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Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.3
7.6
Good
603 reviews48 locations
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Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.5
7.0
Good
400 reviews11 locations
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Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.9
6.3
Good
773 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

6.7

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

5.8

Value

6.2
6.2
Good
872 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

6.9

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

5.6

Value

6.2
6.1
Good
331 reviews23 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

6.8

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.5

Value

6.1
5.8
Okay
721 reviews22 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.6

Overall

5.6

Pick-up/drop-off

5.4

Value

5.8

Best California Car Hire Deals Found

Check out some of the best deals for car hire in California recently found.

Car Hire FAQs

What is the cheapest hire car found in California?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under £58/day when booking a car hire in California. The absolute best deal a user found was for £29/day from Turo, booked on May 8.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in California?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in California from the following companies over the past two weeks: Fox (£34/day), Budget (£44/day), and Thrifty (£55/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Super Cheap (10.0 rating), Signature Rent A Car (10.0 rating) and Alamo (8.7 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 £0.99/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between £44 and £64 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

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

Hiring a car in California for a week can be a great option for travel. Hertz, the most popular car hire company for this area, offers hire cars for around £236/week on average.

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

Booking early can save you upwards of 6% on your car hire. Booking your vehicle at least 90 days in advance can you get you a great below-average price in California.

Can I rent a car for a month in California?

Typically, how long you can hire a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For California however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.

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

You can potentially save up to 67% on a month-long rental by booking with Turo. Turo is the cheapest rental company available within the next few months. Renting a car in California can cost you on average £1,014 a month or £34 a day. For extended stays in a location, this option will usually save you the most.