California

Cheap Car Rentals in California

Los Angeles, CA, United States
30 Sep — 7 Oct
Same drop-off
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Fri 30/9
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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

AED 136 - AED 224

Out of all the popular cities in California, San Diego is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just AED 136/day. Renting a car in San Diego is 39% cheaper than renting one in San Francisco where the per day rate is around AED 224. Other fairly inexpensive cities in California to get a rental car in are: Los Angeles (AED 189/day), Sacramento (AED 193/day), and Santa Ana (AED 200/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 AED 189/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

AED 176

February

AED 224

March

AED 242

April

AED 242

May

AED 213

June

AED 213

July

AED 227

August

AED 213

September

AED 201

October

AED 242

November

AED 242

December

AED 246

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 hire in California

Small cars

AED 104 - AED 292

All Car Types

AED 172 - AED 365

To hire a Small car in California, you would pay an average price of AED 223/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a Small car in California (~AED 104/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~AED 292/day). In fact, January is about 54% 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 21% 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 AED 252/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a Medium car in California (~AED 113/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~AED 376/day). In fact, January is about 56% 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 11% 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 AED 296/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a Large car in California (~AED 191/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~AED 467/day). In fact, November is about 36% 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 6% 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 AED 277/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a SUV car in California (~AED 168/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is June (~AED 371/day). In fact, November is about 40% 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 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 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 AED 221/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a Van car in California (~AED 136/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~AED 398/day). In fact, September is about 39% 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 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 hire a Luxury car in California, you would pay an average price of AED 334/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a Luxury car in California (~AED 244/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~AED 553/day). In fact, January is about 28% 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 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 Convertible car in California, you would pay an average price of AED 302/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a Convertible car in California (~AED 200/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~AED 519/day). In fact, November is about 34% 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 8% 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.

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Car Rental FAQs

What is the cheapest hire car found in California?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under AED 221/day when booking a car hire in California. The absolute best deal a user found was for AED 157/day from Sixt, booked on Sep. 18.

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 (AED 104/day), Dollar (AED 136/day), and Sixt (AED 138/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Alamo (8.3 rating), National (8.1 rating) and Carl's (8.0 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 AED 3.86/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between AED 174 and AED 251 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

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

Budget offers hire cars in California for about AED 2,034 per week on average.

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

Generally, for a better deal in California it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 8%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 21 days prior to your pickup date. Booking as early as you can also increases the likelihood that you’ll get the ideal car.

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?

The monthly cost of a car rental in California is AED 8,719 (AED 291/day) on average.

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