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Salinas, CA Car Rentals in 2023

Most popular companyHERTZ
Price of gas per gallon$3.75
Average price per day$81
Cheapest price per day$35

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

January

$58

February

$65

March

$84

April

$92

May

$91

June

$89

July

$86

August

$81

September

$77

October

$78

November

$75

December

$74

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Salinas 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 Salinas, CA

There are currently 3 rental locations operating in Salinas spread across 2 car rental agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to rent in Salinas is Small at $44 a day. Below are all the 7 car types available for renting in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Compare available car types for rental in Salinas, CA

Small Cars

$57 - $112

All Car Types

$94 - $126

To rent a Small car in Salinas, the United States, you would pay an average price of $91/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Salinas, the United States (~$57/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$112/day). In fact, January is about 39% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Salinas. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Salinas, renting a Small 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 Salinas Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Salinas, the United States, you would pay an average price of $91/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Salinas, the United States (~$70/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$113/day). In fact, September is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Salinas. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Salinas, 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 Salinas Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Salinas, the United States, you would pay an average price of $119/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Salinas, the United States (~$101/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$130/day). In fact, February is about 16% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Salinas. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Salinas, renting a Large 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. Here are the best Salinas Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Salinas, the United States, you would pay an average price of $118/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Salinas, the United States (~$94/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$133/day). In fact, December is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Salinas. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Salinas, renting a SUV 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. Here are the best Salinas SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Salinas, the United States, you would pay an average price of $145/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Salinas, the United States (~$98/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$194/day). In fact, January is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Salinas. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Salinas, 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 Salinas Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Luxury car in Salinas, the United States, you would pay an average price of $105/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Salinas, the United States (~$60/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$182/day). In fact, February is about 44% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Salinas. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Salinas, renting a Luxury car saves you 4% 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 Salinas Luxury rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Convertible car in Salinas, the United States, you would pay an average price of $78/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in Salinas, the United States (~$96/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$138/day). In fact, December is about 0% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for Salinas. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Salinas, renting a Convertible car saves you 30% 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.

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Top rental agencies in Salinas, CA

All major car rental suppliers in Salinas, CA

Enterprise

6.1
Okay
16 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

6.6

Overall

6.1

Pick-up/drop-off

5.7

Value

5.3

Hertz

5.4
Fair
22 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

5.5

Comfort

5.5

Overall

5.5

Pick-up/drop-off

5.6

Value

5.3

Eagle Rent A Car

1 location

Easirent

1 location

Sunnycars

1 location

VIPCars Recommendation

1 location

Best Salinas, CA Car Rental Deals Found

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Car Rental FAQs

What is the cheapest rental car found in Salinas?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $81/day when booking a rental car in Salinas. The best deal a user found was for $35/day from Hertz, booked on Jan. 29.

What are gas prices like in Salinas?

The average gas price in Salinas 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 Salinas for a week from Hertz?

From Hertz you can rent a car in Salinas from about $496 per week on average.

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

Generally, for a better deal in Salinas it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 30%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 90 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 Salinas?

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

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

Our recent data shows that Hertz can potentially be 68% below the average car rental price in Salinas. Check prices and availability for Hertz and save on this extended rental. The cost of renting a vehicle in Salinas is on average $2,126 a month or $71 a day. Search on Cheapflights for the most updated pricing and availability for your Salinas car rental.

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

The average price for a weekend car rental in Salinas is $72. Renting a Economy is your cheapest option if you’ve looking to save money on your weekend car rental in Salinas. For the month of March, Cheapflights users have found rental cars in Salinas for as low as $76/day.

What car do most people rent in Salinas?

Honda Accord, which is a Standard vehicle, is the most popular to rent at Salinas according to Cheapflights users.

Luxury Car Rentals in Salinas, CA

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Van Rentals in Salinas, CA

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