California

Cheap Car Rentals in California

Los Angeles, CA, United States
16 Dec — 23 Dec
Same drop-off
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Fri 16/12
Noon
Fri 23/12
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

RM 161 - RM 265

Out of all the popular cities in California, San Jose is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just RM 161/day. Renting a car in San Jose is 39% cheaper than renting one in Sacramento where the per day rate is around RM 265. Other fairly inexpensive cities in California to get a rental car in are: San Francisco (RM 163/day), Los Angeles (RM 173/day), and Monterey (RM 229/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 RM 173/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

RM 211

February

RM 268

March

RM 290

April

RM 290

May

RM 255

June

RM 255

July

RM 272

August

RM 255

September

RM 228

October

RM 241

November

RM 219

December

RM 294

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 currently 13,991 hire locations operating in California spread across 237 car hire agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to hire in California is Small at RM 109 a day. Below are all the 5 car types available for hiring in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Compare available car types for hire in California

Small cars

RM 196 - RM 317

All Car Types

RM 237 - RM 401

To hire a Small car in California, you would pay an average price of RM 253/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a Small car in California (~RM 196/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~RM 317/day). In fact, January is about 23% 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 22% 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 RM 283/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a Medium car in California (~RM 187/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~RM 349/day). In fact, March is about 34% 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 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 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 RM 352/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a Large car in California (~RM 283/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is October (~RM 495/day). In fact, May is about 20% 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 9% 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 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 RM 290/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a SUV car in California (~RM 205/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~RM 373/day). In fact, January is about 30% 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 10% 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 RM 385/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a Van car in California (~RM 228/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is October (~RM 633/day). In fact, March is about 41% 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 17% 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 RM 334/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a Luxury car in California (~RM 257/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~RM 761/day). In fact, September is about 24% 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 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 Convertible car in California, you would pay an average price of RM 377/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a Convertible car in California (~RM 301/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is June (~RM 906/day). In fact, September is about 21% 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 15% 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
1755 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 RM 279/day when booking a car hire in California. The absolute best deal a user found was for RM 186/day from Thrifty, booked on Dec. 4.

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 RM 4.40/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between RM 198 and RM 286 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

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

Dollar is one of the most popular car hire companies in California, offering car hire for around RM 1,570 per week on average.

Can I rent a car for a month in California?

Yes, you can rent a car for a month in California check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.

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

You can potentially save up to 48% on a month-long rental by booking with Thrifty. Thrifty is the cheapest rental company available within the next few months. Renting a car in California can cost you on average RM 6,728 a month or RM 224 a day. For extended stays in a location, this option will usually save you the most.

Luxury Car Rentals in California

Arrive in style when you rent a luxury car in California from the best car rental providers in the country.