California

Cheap Car Rentals in California

Los Angeles, CA, United States
13 Oct — 20 Oct
Same drop-off
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Thu 13/10
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Thu 20/10
Noon
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California car rental prices in popular cities

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in California

Price

1,791,886 ₫ - 2,043,914 ₫

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in California?

January

1,145,584 ₫

February

1,455,847 ₫

March

1,575,179 ₫

April

1,575,179 ₫

May

1,384,248 ₫

June

1,384,248 ₫

July

1,479,713 ₫

August

1,384,248 ₫

September

1,241,050 ₫

October

1,575,179 ₫

November

1,575,179 ₫

December

1,599,045 ₫

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.

Compare available car types for rental in California

Small Cars

1,002,970 ₫ - 4,931,026 ₫

All Car Types

1,268,240 ₫ - 4,931,026 ₫

To rent a Small car in California, you would pay an average price of 1,379,573 ₫/day. June is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in California (~1,002,970 ₫/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is November (~4,931,026 ₫/day). In fact, June is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for California. When comparing with other car types available for rental in California, renting 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.

To rent a Medium car in California, you would pay an average price of 840,564 ₫/day. June is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in California (~1,376,610 ₫/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~2,142,482 ₫/day). In fact, June is about 0% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for California. When comparing with other car types available for rental in California, renting a Medium car saves you 52% 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.

To rent a SUV car in California, you would pay an average price of 885,771 ₫/day. June is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in California (~1,255,369 ₫/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~2,142,482 ₫/day). In fact, June is about 0% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for California. When comparing with other car types available for rental in California, renting a SUV car saves you 50% 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 rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Top rental agencies in California

All major car rental suppliers in California
6.7
Good
1250 reviews82 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.6
5.4
Okay
1269 reviews44 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.5

Overall

5.4

Pick-up/drop-off

5.6

Value

5.5
5.3
Okay
2351 reviews70 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.3

Overall

5.3

Pick-up/drop-off

5.1

Value

5.6
4.8
Okay
1261 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

5.9

Overall

4.7

Pick-up/drop-off

4.5

Value

5.1
4.7
Okay
1318 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

5.9

Overall

4.6

Pick-up/drop-off

4.6

Value

5.2
8.4
Excellent
919 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.9

Value

7.9
6.2
Good
575 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.2

Pick-up/drop-off

6.1

Value

6.2
5.2
Okay
306 reviews12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.0

Overall

5.2

Pick-up/drop-off

4.8

Value

5.7

Car Rental FAQs

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: GREEN MOTION (884,248 ₫/day), Thrifty (1,428,640 ₫/day), and Hertz (1,597,852 ₫/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Alamo (8.4 rating), State Van Rental (8.2 rating) and National (8.1 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in California.

What are gas prices like in California?

The average gas price in California is 25,060 ₫/liter over the past month, costing you anywhere between 1,127,685 ₫ and 1,628,878 ₫ to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in California for a week from Budget?

Budget offers rental cars in California for about 18,062,590 ₫ per week on average.

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

Booking in advance not only ensures a better chance of getting your vehicle of choice, it can save you up to 8% on your car rental. For a below average price in California, Cheapflights recommends booking your car rental at least 21 days in advance.

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.

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