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Cheap Car Rentals in California from $10

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in California with a pick-up date of 8/19 and drop-off date of 8/19. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental.
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California car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in California. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on julio 18, 2024.

Most popular company

Kyte

Most common car type

Economy

Average price per day

$59

Cheapest price per day

$10

What are the car rental prices for popular cities in California?

Discover the price range for renting a car in popular cities across California, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 294 pickup locations in California to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on julio 18, 2024.

Price

$24 - $37

Out of all the popular cities in California, Long Beach is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $24/day. Renting a car in Long Beach is 35% cheaper than renting one in Stockton where the per day rate is around $37. Other fairly inexpensive cities in California to get a rental car in are: Burbank ($24/day), Los Angeles ($27/day), and Victorville ($29/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 $27/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?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in California and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on julio 18, 2024.

January

$32

February

$39

March

$46

April

$45

May

$43

June

$44

July

$52

August

$50

September

$44

October

$45

November

$41

December

$42

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in California is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. 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

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in California to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on julio 18, 2024.

Small cars

$28 - $51

All Car Types

$37 - $65

To rent a small car in California, you would pay an average price of $39/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a small car in California (~$28/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$51/day). In fact, January is about 30% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for California. When comparing with other car types available for rental in California, renting a small car saves you 26% 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 car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in California, you would pay an average price of $44/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in California (~$33/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$55/day). In fact, January is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for California. When comparing with other car types available for rental in California, renting a medium car saves you 19% 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 car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in California, you would pay an average price of $61/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a large car in California (~$36/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~$76/day). In fact, January is about 42% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for California. When comparing with other car types available for rental in California, renting a large car is 13% 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 car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in California, you would pay an average price of $53/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in California (~$38/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$65/day). In fact, January is about 30% 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 saves you 0% 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:

To rent a van in California, you would pay an average price of $93/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a van in California (~$58/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$122/day). In fact, January is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for California. When comparing with other car types available for rental in California, renting a van is 42% 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 van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a pickup truck in California, you would pay an average price of $73/day. June is the cheapest month to rent a pickup truck in California (~$53/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$121/day). In fact, June is about 29% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck rental for California. When comparing with other car types available for rental in California, renting a pickup truck is 28% 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 pickup truck rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in California, you would pay an average price of $80/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in California (~$62/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$104/day). In fact, January is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for California. When comparing with other car types available for rental in California, renting a luxury car is 34% 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 luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a convertible in California, you would pay an average price of $100/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in California (~$78/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$120/day). In fact, January is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for California. When comparing with other car types available for rental in California, renting a convertible is 46% 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 rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

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Top rental agencies in California

Explore the leading car rental agencies in California known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in California. Reviews were last updated on julio 18, 2024.
Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in California, including pickup locations serving Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose. Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in California, including locations around Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose.