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Palm Springs Car Rentals in 2023

Most popular companyBUDGET
Price of gas per gallon$3.75
Average price per day$72
Cheapest price per day$28

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Palm Springs?

January

$64

February

$73

March

$83

April

$77

May

$72

June

$69

July

$79

August

$70

September

$71

October

$76

November

$74

December

$72

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Palm Springs is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is March. 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 Palm Springs

Small is the cheapest car type you can rent in Palm Springs this past week from 17 rental locations out of 14 rental agencies. Prices for a Palm Springs Small rental start from $31/day. Check out available deals for 7 car types currently offered at listed car rental agencies here:

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Small Cars

$61 - $101

All Car Types

$85 - $124

To rent a Small car in Palm Springs, the United States, you would pay an average price of $74/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Palm Springs, the United States (~$61/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$101/day). In fact, January is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Palm Springs. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Palm Springs, 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 Palm Springs Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Palm Springs, the United States, you would pay an average price of $83/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Palm Springs, the United States (~$68/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$107/day). In fact, January is about 19% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Palm Springs. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Palm Springs, renting a Medium car saves you 17% 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 Palm Springs Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Palm Springs, the United States, you would pay an average price of $94/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Palm Springs, the United States (~$77/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$132/day). In fact, January is about 19% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Palm Springs. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Palm Springs, renting a Large 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 Palm Springs Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Palm Springs, the United States, you would pay an average price of $94/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Palm Springs, the United States (~$72/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$120/day). In fact, January is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Palm Springs. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Palm Springs, 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 Palm Springs SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Palm Springs, the United States, you would pay an average price of $134/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Palm Springs, the United States (~$105/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$175/day). In fact, August is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Palm Springs. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Palm Springs, renting a Van car is 26% 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 Palm Springs Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Luxury car in Palm Springs, the United States, you would pay an average price of $102/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Palm Springs, the United States (~$72/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$122/day). In fact, February is about 30% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Palm Springs. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Palm Springs, renting a Luxury car is 2% 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 Palm Springs Luxury rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Convertible car in Palm Springs, the United States, you would pay an average price of $122/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in Palm Springs, the United States (~$109/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$141/day). In fact, January is about 11% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for Palm Springs. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Palm Springs, renting a Convertible car is 19% 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 Palm Springs Convertible rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

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Chevrolet Spark$31/day
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Toyota Yaris$34/day
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Top rental agencies in Palm Springs

All major car rental suppliers in Palm Springs

Alamo

8.4
Very good
145 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

8.4

Budget

7.2
Good
147 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.0

Value

7.3

Avis

5.9
Fair
118 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.7

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.6

Value

6.1

Hertz

8.0
Very good
92 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

7.8

Thrifty

7.8
Good
32 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

7.5

Dollar

7.7
Good
58 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.9

Value

7.5

Enterprise

7.2
Good
93 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.1

Value

7.2

Airport Van

1 location

Best Palm Springs Car Rental Deals Found

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Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to rent a car in Palm Springs?

If you are looking to book a car rental in Palm Springs, you must be at least 21 years old. There might be an additional surcharge for those under 25 years of age. You should also possess a valid government-issued driver’s license with your photo on it. An international driver’s license is recommended for those with a driver’s license in a language other than English.

What are the rules for driving in Palm Springs?

When driving your car rental in Palm Springs, there are a few rules and regulations to keep in mind. Unless you are passing, you should stay in the right lane when driving your car rental in Palm Springs. You may also make a right-hand turn at a red light if you first come to a complete stop unless a road sign specifies otherwise. Moreover, observe the speed limits indicated on road signs. Do not drink and drive your rental car, as you will face penalties and fines for a BAC of more than 0.08%. It’s best to check with the Palm Springs department of motor vehicles for recent law changes.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Palm Springs?

Choose a rental car in Palm Springs that best suits your needs. For example, if you are planning to visit Palm Springs on a business excursion, you might want to consider getting a luxury car rental to get around the area in style. Those traveling in groups should consider booking passenger van rentals or four-wheel car rentals in Palm Springs. On the other hand, economy car rentals are recommended for brief visits as cheap car rentals in Palm Springs can be obtained quickly at any nearby car rental location upon arrival. An electric car rental may be a cost-effective alternative for your trip if you intend on driving in the city’s urban centers.

Once you have booked your cheap car rental in Palm Springs, you will need a parking spot. Parking a car rental in Palm Springs costs approximately $20 per day. The neighborhoods surrounding the city center are more residential, making it easy to find parking. The Downtown Parking Garage in the city is open to serve your parking needs and is free. However, note that parking is only available for four hours. In front of the Palm Springs Art Museum, North Museum Drive and North Palm Canyon Drive in front of the Hyatt Hotel at Amado Road are viable options for getting to the Downtown Parking Garage.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Palm Springs?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $72/day when booking a rental car in Palm Springs. The best deal a user found was for $28/day from Major Agency, booked on Jan. 29.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Palm Springs?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Palm Springs from the following companies over the past two weeks: Budget ($35/day), Dollar ($37/day), and Avis ($56/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Alamo (8.4 rating), Hertz (8.0 rating) and Thrifty (7.8 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Palm Springs.

What are gas prices like in Palm Springs?

The average gas price in Palm Springs is $3.75/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $45 and $64 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

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

From Budget you can rent a car in Palm Springs from about $571 per week on average.

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

Renting your favorite car model can become more difficult the closer you are to your desired travel date. It’s ideal to book early to have that peace of mind. An early booking can save you up to 3% in Palm Springs - we recommend booking at least 23days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month in Palm Springs?

Yes, you can rent a car for a month in Palm Springs. Check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.

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

Major Agency currently has the lowest price available for a month-long booking. Users have saved up to 75% compared to the average price of a 30-day rental in Palm Springs. Typically, a monthly car rental in Palm Springs can be found for $2,447. You can find car rental deals to be on average $82 a day.

How much is a car rental in Palm Springs for a weekend?

It costs $85 for a weekend car rental in Palm Springs, on average. The cheapest type of car rental you can book on any given weekend is the Compact as prices are generally lower for these rental types due to demand and availability. If you’re planning to book a rental car in Palm Springs in March, prices are $69 per day on average.

What car do most people rent in Palm Springs?

Mazda CX-5, which is a Intermediate vehicle, is the most popular to rent at Palm Springs according to Cheapflights users.

Luxury Car Rentals in Palm Springs

Arrive in style when you rent a luxury car in Palm Springs from the best rental car providers in the country.

Van Rentals in Palm Springs

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

Car type options available for Palm Springs

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