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Fresno Car Rentals in 2023

Most popular companyBUDGET
Price of gas per gallon$3.63
Average price per day$54
Cheapest price per day$24

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

January

$44

February

$62

March

$77

April

$78

May

$71

June

$76

July

$75

August

$65

September

$64

October

$64

November

$57

December

$54

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

There are 12 rental agencies servicing Fresno. These agencies, altogether, have 28 rental locations available. Need an affordable rental? Small is the cheapest car type to rent in Fresno with prices from $24 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 6 car types you can rent in Fresno:

Compare available car types for rental in Fresno

Small Cars

$44 - $81

All Car Types

$75 - $123

To rent a Small car in Fresno, the United States, you would pay an average price of $68/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Fresno, the United States (~$44/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$81/day). In fact, January is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Fresno. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Fresno, renting a Small car saves you 34% 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 Fresno Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Fresno, the United States, you would pay an average price of $76/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Fresno, the United States (~$57/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$84/day). In fact, January is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Fresno. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Fresno, renting a Medium car saves you 27% 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 Fresno Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Fresno, the United States, you would pay an average price of $97/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Fresno, the United States (~$73/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$140/day). In fact, October is about 26% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Fresno. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Fresno, renting a Large car saves you 5% 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 Fresno Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Fresno, the United States, you would pay an average price of $97/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Fresno, the United States (~$70/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$126/day). In fact, January is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Fresno. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Fresno, renting a SUV car saves you 6% 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 Fresno SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Fresno, the United States, you would pay an average price of $137/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Fresno, the United States (~$110/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~$159/day). In fact, January is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Fresno. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Fresno, renting a Van car is 25% 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 Fresno Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Luxury car in Fresno, the United States, you would pay an average price of $118/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Fresno, the United States (~$68/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$178/day). In fact, January is about 43% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Fresno. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Fresno, renting a Luxury car is 14% 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 Fresno Luxury rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Convertible car in Fresno, the United States, you would pay an average price of $123/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in Fresno, the United States (~$67/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$227/day). In fact, November is about 46% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for Fresno. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Fresno, renting a Convertible 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.

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Top rental agencies in Fresno

All major car rental suppliers in Fresno

Enterprise

8.8
Very good
44 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

9.0

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/drop-off

8.7

Value

9.0

Alamo

8.7
Very good
52 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Overall

8.7

Pick-up/drop-off

8.7

Value

8.7

Budget

7.9
Good
39 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.8

Payless

7.8
Good
35 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.4

Dollar

7.5
Good
36 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.8

Thrifty

7.2
Good
37 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

7.0

Hertz

6.8
Okay
82 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

6.8

Avis

6.8
Okay
39 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

7.0

Best Fresno Car Rental Deals Found

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Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to rent a car in Fresno?

Drivers above the age of 21 years old must present their original government-issued license and credit or debit card as they pick up car rentals in Fresno. Expect a surcharge if you are below 25 years old, especially when booking a luxury car rental. Foreigners are to submit their original driver’s license and passport. If the license is not in English, you should present an International Driver’s Permit that you will present alongside the license. Most of the companies dealing with car rentals in Fresno prefer their customers to present a physical license. However, other companies still accept digital licenses.

What are the rules for driving in Fresno?

You should use the right-hand side of the road when driving your rental cars in Fresno. Take care not to exceed 25 mph unless you are on a suburban road or highway where higher speeds are allowed. Ensure that the seatbelts of all the passengers are on when the car is moving. If you are driving with a minor in the Fresno car rentals, their seatbelt should be on correctly and they should be safely positioned in the back seat. Children under the age of seven must always be fastened to a child seat in the back of the cheap car rental in Fresno. It is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content of more than 0.08%. Therefore, make sure that when driving Fresno car rentals, you drink moderately. Check with the department of motor vehicles for any possible law changes that apply to driving or road use before you pick up car rentals in Fresno.

What car is recommended for driving in Fresno?

You can easily find and pick up rental cars in Fresno that meet your needs. A midsize or compact SUV like the Jeep Compass would be an ideal car for taking road trips as you can enjoy the Fresno scenery and attractions. This cheap car rental in Fresno will have enough space for luggage and up to 5 passengers. If you are looking for something affordable and functional, especially if you plan on moving around during rush hour, a compact or economy car rental would work. A Nissan Versa, Ford Focus or Chevrolet Spark will help you navigate through the rush hour traffic.

What are the best places to park in Fresno?

Getting car rentals in Fresno is not that hard because you will have access to a variety of parking options like garages, parking lots, and on-street metered parking. The parking garages at Fresno offer free parking for the first hour then charge you afterward. The parking meters are free after 6 pm on weekdays in the downtown area and free during the weekends that do not have city events. There are many parking spots to choose from in Fresno, especially within the downtown area, such as the Spiral Garage, Fresno Grizzlies parking lot, North Street Parking Pavilion, and the Tower Parking Garage.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Fresno?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $54/day when booking a rental car in Fresno. The best deal a user found was for $24/day from Major Agency, booked on Jan. 22.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Fresno?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Fresno from the following companies over the past two weeks: Thrifty ($29/day), Payless ($31/day), and Dollar ($39/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Enterprise (8.8 rating), Alamo (8.7 rating) and Budget (7.9 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Fresno.

What are gas prices like in Fresno?

The average gas price in Fresno is $3.63/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $43 and $62 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

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

Budget is one of the most popular car rental companies in Fresno, offering car rentals for around $514 per week on average.

Can I rent a car for a month in Fresno?

Typically how long you can rent a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For Fresno however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.

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

Major Agency currently has the lowest price available for a month-long booking. Users have saved up to 73% compared to the average price of a 30-day rental in Fresno. Typically, a monthly car rental in Fresno can be found for $2,201. You can find car rental deals to be on average $73 a day.

How much is a car rental in Fresno for a weekend?

For a weekend car rental in Fresno, you can expect the average price to be around $72. Usually a Economy rental in Fresno is your cheapest weekend car rental option, though you should always check Cheapflights to see if there are other deals on alternative car rental types. If you do opt for renting a Economy for February, it will cost approximately $71 per day.

What car do most people rent in Fresno?

The most popular car chosen by those traveling to Fresno is Mini (Ford Freestar) based on our Cheapflights data.

Luxury Car Rentals in Fresno

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Van Rentals in Fresno

Some people need a little more room to get around comfortably on vacation. Find deals like the ones below for Fresno van rentals.

Car type options available for Fresno

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