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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

San Diego Cross Border Xpress Car Rental
Economy
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
MEX RENT A CAR
$31.00 / per day
Santa Monica, Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Yaris iA or similar
Toyota Yaris iA
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$35.00 / per day
Beverly Hills, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$35.00 / per day
Santa Ana, John Wayne Airport Car Rental
Economy
Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Alamo
$36.00 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

San Diego Cross Border Xpress Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
MEX RENT A CAR
$36.00 / per day
Santa Monica, Downtown Car Rental
Standard
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$36.00 / per day
Beverly Hills, Downtown Car Rental
Intermediate
Chevrolet Cruze or similar
Chevrolet Cruze
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$36.00 / per day
Santa Monica, Downtown Car Rental
Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$36.00 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Country code
1
Average car rental length
4 days
Economy car rental price
$38.04 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in California?

The cost of renting a car in California depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in California
$55.58
January
$64.00
February
$46.28
March
$52.95
April
$62.58
May
$56.80
June
$73.39
July
$56.93
August
September
October
November
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in California is March — prices start from $46.28 for Economy vehicle. This is 21% cheaper than the year’s average and 37% cheaper than the month of July (when prices start at $73.39 for Compact). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in California?

Average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in January — an average of 11 days. The shortest are in February — an average of 6 days.
Average Rental Length in California
11
January
6
February
8
March
8
April
6
May
7
June
6
July
6
August
6
September
6
October
November
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in California?

Discover Car Hire users search a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in California. The most popular month is July, while the least popular is September.
California Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
101%
January
98%
February
109%
March
103%
April
108%
May
111%
June
124%
July
105%
August
65%
September
78%
October
November
December

Top 18 Most Popular Cities in California

Car Rental in Los Angeles from $38.00 per day
Car Rental in San Francisco from $38.00 per day
Car Rental in San Diego from $88.00 per day
Car Rental in San Jose from $42.00 per day
Car Rental in Santa Ana from $38.00 per day
Car Rental in Oakland from $38.00 per day
Car Rental in Sacramento from $38.00 per day
Car Rental in Burbank from $38.00 per day
Car Rental in Palm Springs from $36.00 per day
Car Rental in Long Beach from $38.00 per day
Car Rental in Ontario from $38.00 per day
Car Rental in Fresno from $38.00 per day
Car Rental in Santa Barbara from $38.00 per day
Car Rental in Monterey from $38.00 per day
Car Rental in Santa Rosa from $42.00 per day
Car Rental in McKinleyville from $38.00 per day
Car Rental in Bakersfield from $42.00 per day
Car Rental in Beverly Hills from $36.00 per day

Top 9 Best California Suppliers in 2018

Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Excellent 8.8
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.6
FOX
FOX
Excellent 8.5
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.4
Executive Van Rentals
Executive Van Rentals
Very good 7.0
RightCars
RightCars
Very good 7.0
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Acceptable 5.9

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