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Cheap Car Rentals in Sacramento from $23

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Sacramento car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Sacramento. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on febrer 27, 2024.

Most popular company

ADVANTAGE

Price of gas per gallon

$3.48

Average price per day

$52

Cheapest price per day

$23

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Sacramento 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 febrer 27, 2024.

January

$39

February

$47

March

$54

April

$52

May

$52

June

$57

July

$58

August

$57

September

$52

October

$54

November

$47

December

$42

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Sacramento 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 Sacramento

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Sacramento to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on febrer 27, 2024.

Small cars

$33 - $72

All Car Types

$50 - $100

To rent a small car in Sacramento, the United States, you would pay an average price of $50/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Sacramento, the United States (~$33/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$72/day). In fact, January is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Sacramento. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sacramento, renting a small car saves you 31% 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 Sacramento small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Sacramento, the United States, you would pay an average price of $57/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Sacramento, the United States (~$41/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~$71/day). In fact, December is about 30% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Sacramento. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sacramento, renting a medium car saves you 20% 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 Sacramento medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Sacramento, the United States, you would pay an average price of $96/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Sacramento, the United States (~$72/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$145/day). In fact, January is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Sacramento. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sacramento, renting a large 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 Sacramento large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Sacramento, the United States, you would pay an average price of $72/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Sacramento, the United States (~$50/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$103/day). In fact, December is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Sacramento. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sacramento, renting a SUV 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 Sacramento SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Sacramento, the United States, you would pay an average price of $123/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a van in Sacramento, the United States (~$99/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$143/day). In fact, February is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Sacramento. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sacramento, 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 Sacramento van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in Sacramento, the United States, you would pay an average price of $95/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Sacramento, the United States (~$79/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$111/day). In fact, January is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Sacramento. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sacramento, renting a luxury 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.

To rent a convertible in Sacramento, the United States, you would pay an average price of $111/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Sacramento, the United States (~$64/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$195/day). In fact, February is about 43% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for Sacramento. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sacramento, renting a convertible is 36% 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.

Chevrolet Spark$23/day
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Toyota Yaris$23/day
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Toyota Yaris

Tips for renting a car in Sacramento

Browse helpful tips for renting a car in Sacramento including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on febrer 27, 2024.
  • Careless driving is common in Sacramento. It is common to see drivers overtaking without signals. Therefore observe keen driving and be mindful of other drivers.
  • Sacramento can get quite hot, especially during summer. Therefore ask your rental provider for all-season tires. Also, inspect your vehicle’s coolant system to ensure they are in good shape. Also, if renting the car during the summer, keep the vehicle hydrated.
  • Driving can get hectic, especially during rush hour. Rush hours are the prime time for motor accidents. Road congestion peaks daily from 7 am to 9 am and 2 pm to 6 pm. You can avoid driving altogether or opt for back routes to shorten wait times.
  • Renting a car in Sacramento allows you to explore the city and its surroundings on your schedule. If you have a deep appreciation for art in the form of photographs or paintings, you can visit the Crocker Museum of Art. If you intend to learn the history of Sacramento, Old Sacramento State Historic Park has over 50 buildings on the city’s waterfront, comprised of restaurants, historic buildings, and museums. Animal lovers can visit the Sacramento Zoo to observe different animal species.
  • Sacramento International Airport has several rental car agencies on-site that provide car hire services to travelers. These agencies include Budget, Avis, Hertz and Enterprise, located on the rental car terminal. The rental car shuttle takes passengers to this location, picking them up every 10 minutes from the designated curbs on the ground floor. Passengers may experience longer waiting time for the shuttle during peak hours, ranging from 4 am to 10 am and 8 pm to 12 am.
  • Sacramento has major highways that provide direct access to downtown Sacramento and other surrounding cities. Interstate I-5 is the direct route to Sacramento International Airport and other cities like Redding and Red Bluff. Interstate I-80, running through Sacramento, provides a direct link to San Francisco and links to connecting routes I-505 and State Route 113 that lead to cities such as Vacaville, Dixon, and Woodland. The U.S. Route 50 highway begins in Sacramento and stretches across the country to Ocean City, Maryland.

Top rental agencies in Sacramento

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Sacramento known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Sacramento. Reviews were last updated on febrer 27, 2024.
Have a look at the top rental car agencies available in Sacramento, including Hertz, Payless and Budget. Make sure to read reviews, pricing info, location, and other important details before choosing a rental car agency.

Hertz

6.8
Okay
323 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

6.9

Payless

6.5
Okay
144 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.7

Budget

6.4
Okay
135 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.6

Dollar

6.3
Okay
174 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.2

Pick-up/drop-off

6.1

Value

6.6

Thrifty

5.9
Fair
115 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

6.6

Overall

5.7

Pick-up/drop-off

5.5

Value

5.8

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.9
Good
80 reviews12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.3

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

7.6

Avis

6.7
Okay
71 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

6.7

National

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.6

Overall

9.6

Pick-up/drop-off

9.6

Value

9.0

Best Sacramento car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Sacramento. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Sacramento with an average daily rate of $29. Data was last updated on febrer 27, 2024.
The best offers we've found on car rentals in the Sacramento area. Make sure to check back soon if you're not finding what you're looking for, as deals are updated frequently.
Chevrolet Spark$23/day
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Chevrolet Spark
Toyota Yaris$23/day
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Toyota Yaris
Nissan Sylphy$24/day
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Nissan Sylphy

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Sacramento, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on febrer 27, 2024.

What are some of the driving laws I should know about when driving in Sacramento?

Driving in Sacramento can be easy if you keep the city’s driving laws in mind. Driving is on the right while overtaking the left. You can overtake on the left if an open highway is marked for two or more travel lanes in your direction. If you approach a vehicle on a steep road where neither of you can pass, the vehicle facing downhill must yield to the vehicle going uphill. You can only make a left turn on a red light from a one-way street to another. All passengers onboard car rentals must have seatbelts on. Also, children less than eight years old and under 145cm should be tucked in child safety-appropriate seats. Avoid distracted and drunk driving. Also, ensure you carry your license with you at all times. Unless posted otherwise, the following are the statutory speed limits. In business and residential districts, the speed limit is 25 mph. On two-lane undivided highways, the speed limit is 55mph. On highways or interstates, the speed limit is 65-70mph.

What are the advantages of renting a car in Sacramento?

Car rentals in Sacramento offer you various benefits. First, unlike public transport, car rentals are convenient and reliable. You can travel to your preferred destination without worrying about schedules and fare hikes. In addition, you can bring as many passengers and luggage as you wish. Car rentals are cost-effective as you only incur the rental and fuel prices. Public transport has extra hidden costs like commuting from the arrival station to your destination. Thye also has extra luggage fees and higher peak prices, especially during rush hour. They can also be hard to depend on during extreme weather conditions. However, you can avoid these costs with a car rental. In addition, Sacramento features various rental agencies with an impressive fleet of vehicles to meet your travel needs. If traveling with several passengers, you can rent a seven-seater carrier. If traveling with camping gear, you can hire a pick-up truck to accommodate your equipment. If you are traveling alone, you can go for a subcompact vehicle that is easy to navigate.

What documents do I need to rent a car in Sacramento?

To rent a car in Sacramento, you must be at least 21. This is the legal age for most rental agencies, even though some rent out vehicles to 19-year-olds. In addition, you must have an unexpired government-issued driving license. The license must have a photograph of the renter. Most agencies do not accept digital licenses. Also, foreigners from countries outside the US and Canada may have to present a second form of identity. If their licenses are not in English, they should accompany them with IDPs. In addition, renters must have a valid form of payment like a credit card or debit card. However, some rental companies will limit your vehicle when using debit cards.

Which car rental companies provide accessible vehicles for hire in Sacramento?

Car rental agencies such as Avis, Hertz, and Budget provide accessible vehicles to people with special needs or disabilities. Avis Cares Program provides vehicles with transfer boards for easy movement into or out of the vehicle from the wheelchair. They are also equipped with swivel seats, spinner knobs, and hand controls. Hertz has vehicles in their fleet equipped with hand controls and steering wheel spinner knobs. They also provide accessible parking areas in their car return and pick up locations. Enterprise provides vans with wheelchair-lifting devices. They also provide vehicles with adaptive driving devices, such as pedal extenders, left-foot accelerators, and hand controls.

What documentation do I need to rent a car in Sacramento?

Most car rental agencies require a valid government-issued driver’s license in your name. They also require a credit card for payment, with the names matching that on the driver’s license. For international travelers, you must show a valid driver’s license from your home country and valid documentation such as a valid passport. Travelers with a driver’s license not written in English require an additional international driving permit (IDP) for translation or a certified translation. Car rental agencies located at the airport accept debit cards as a form of payment, provided you present a return travel ticket. However, we advise against the use of debit cards as they are only acceptable during renting. Additional drivers must also be present during booking, and present a valid driver’s license and credit identification.

Can I drive across the border to other states or countries with a rental car from Sacramento?

Several rental companies allow you to travel outside Sacramento into other cities or countries with their rental car. Avis and Budget have no restrictions and allow their vehicles to travel across all states in the U.S. and Canada. However, if you plan to drive into Canada with a rental vehicle, inform the rental counter during pick-up. This will allow the rental location to provide you with a copy of the Canadian Non-Resident Insurance Card, required for insurance purposes. You may also have the option to download the card at no additional cost. Depending on availability, one-way rentals to certain cities can be provided.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Sacramento?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $52/day when booking a rental car in Sacramento. The best deal a user found was for $22/day from Getaround, booked on Feb. 18.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Sacramento?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Sacramento from the following companies over the past two weeks: Hertz ($23/day), Turo ($24/day), and Thrifty ($27/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.1 rating), Hertz (6.8 rating) and Avis (6.7 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Sacramento.

What are gas prices like in Sacramento?

The average gas price in Sacramento is $3.48/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $41 and $60 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Sacramento for a week from Advantage?

From Advantage you can rent a car in Sacramento from about $357 per week on average.

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

Generally, for a better deal in Sacramento it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 43%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 7 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 Sacramento?

Yes, renting a vehicle in Sacramento for a month is certainly possible.

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

You can potentially save up to 79% on a month-long rental by booking with Getaround. Getaround is the cheapest rental company available within the next few months. Renting a car in Sacramento can cost you on average $1,532 a month or $51 a day. For extended stays in a location, this option will usually save you the most.

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

The average price for a weekend car rental in Sacramento is $68. Renting a Supplier choice is your cheapest option if you’ve looking to save money on your weekend car rental in Sacramento. For the month of March, Cheapflights users have found rental cars in Sacramento for as low as $65/day.

What car do most people rent in Sacramento?

Nissan Rogue, which is a Intermediate vehicle, is the most popular to rent at Sacramento according to Cheapflights users.

Small car rentals in Sacramento

Find small car rental deals in Sacramento from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car rentals in Sacramento cost an average of $30 per day. Price data was last updated on febrer 27, 2024.
Hyundai i10$26/day
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10$26/day
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10$26/day
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Hyundai i10

Luxury car rentals in Sacramento

Find luxury car rental deals in Sacramento from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Sacramento cost an average of $35 per day. Price data was last updated on febrer 27, 2024.
Some of the best deals we've found on upscale car rentals in Sacramento. Verify the details of your rental before completing your reservation to ensure no unwanted surprises.
Chrysler 300$32/day
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Chrysler 300
Chrysler 300$32/day
5
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A/C
Chrysler 300
Chrysler 300$34/day
5
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A/C
Chrysler 300

Van rentals in Sacramento

Find van rental deals in Sacramento from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Sacramento cost an average of $37 per day. Price data was last updated on febrer 27, 2024.
Have a look at some of the best options for renting a car in Sacramento we've found at this time. If you're not finding the right deal for your van rental, check back soon as deals are constantly being refreshed.
Dodge Grand Caravan$34/day
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Dodge Grand Caravan
Dodge Grand Caravan$35/day
5
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Dodge Grand Caravan
Kia Sedona$35/day
5
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4
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A/C
Kia Sedona

Car rentals by fuel type in Sacramento

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Sacramento. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Sacramento. Deals were last updated on febrer 27, 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Sacramento. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest ($23+).

Electric

Electric

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

Hybrid

Hybrid

Airport car rentals in Sacramento
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