San Luis Obispo

Cheap Car Rentals in San Luis Obispo from $36

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San Luis Obispo car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in San Luis Obispo. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on March 2, 2024.

Most popular company

BUDGET

Price of gas per gallon

$3.48

Average price per day

$60

Cheapest price per day

$36

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in San Luis Obispo?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in San Luis Obispo 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 March 2, 2024.

January

$55

February

$55

March

$66

April

$67

May

$64

June

$68

July

$67

August

$65

September

$64

October

$62

November

$59

December

$53

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in San Luis Obispo is December. The most expensive time to rent a car is June. 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 San Luis Obispo

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in San Luis Obispo to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on March 2, 2024.

Small cars

$54 - $85

All Car Types

$69 - $96

To rent a small car in San Luis Obispo, the United States, you would pay an average price of $67/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a small car in San Luis Obispo, the United States (~$54/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$85/day). In fact, December is about 21% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for San Luis Obispo. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Luis Obispo, renting a small 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 San Luis Obispo small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in San Luis Obispo, the United States, you would pay an average price of $68/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in San Luis Obispo, the United States (~$50/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$80/day). In fact, May is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for San Luis Obispo. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Luis Obispo, renting a medium car saves you 18% 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 San Luis Obispo medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in San Luis Obispo, the United States, you would pay an average price of $102/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a large car in San Luis Obispo, the United States (~$76/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$127/day). In fact, January is about 26% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for San Luis Obispo. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Luis Obispo, renting a large car is 18% 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 San Luis Obispo large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in San Luis Obispo, the United States, you would pay an average price of $90/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in San Luis Obispo, the United States (~$79/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$106/day). In fact, January is about 14% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for San Luis Obispo. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Luis Obispo, renting a SUV 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 San Luis Obispo SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in San Luis Obispo, the United States, you would pay an average price of $123/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a van in San Luis Obispo, the United States (~$101/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$158/day). In fact, December is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for San Luis Obispo. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Luis Obispo, renting a van is 32% 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 San Luis Obispo van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in San Luis Obispo, the United States, you would pay an average price of $95/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in San Luis Obispo, the United States (~$73/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$150/day). In fact, January is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for San Luis Obispo. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Luis Obispo, renting a luxury car is 12% 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 San Luis Obispo, the United States, you would pay an average price of $108/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in San Luis Obispo, the United States (~$39/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~$166/day). In fact, December is about 65% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for San Luis Obispo. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Luis Obispo, renting a convertible is 23% 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 San Luis Obispo convertible rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Mini Hatch$36/day
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Nissan Versa$38/day
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Nissan Versa$38/day
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Top rental agencies in San Luis Obispo

Explore the leading car rental agencies in San Luis Obispo known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 5 car rental companies in San Luis Obispo. Reviews were last updated on March 2, 2024.
Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in San Luis Obispo, including Avis, Budget and Hertz in San Luis Obispo. Read through reviews, double check the pickup location, and other important information before making your selection.

Avis

8.2
Very good
56 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

7.8

Budget

7.1
Good
64 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

7.3

Hertz

7.7
Good
21 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

7.4

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.8
Okay
20 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.1

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.3

Easirent

1 location

Best San Luis Obispo car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in San Luis Obispo. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 5 rental car agencies in San Luis Obispo with an average daily rate of $47. Data was last updated on March 2, 2024.
These are the best deals we've found on rentals cars in San Luis Obispo. If these deals don't completely appeal to you, check back soon for alternative offers.
Mini Hatch$36/day
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Mini Hatch
Nissan Sylphy$37/day
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Nissan Sylphy
Mitsubishi Mirage$38/day
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Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in San Luis Obispo, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on March 2, 2024.

What is the cheapest rental car found in San Luis Obispo?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $60/day when booking a rental car in San Luis Obispo. The best deal a user found was for $33/day from Turo, booked on Feb. 25.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in San Luis Obispo?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in San Luis Obispo from the following companies over the past two weeks: Budget ($36/day), Hertz ($38/day), and Avis ($40/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in San Luis Obispo?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Avis (8.2 rating), Hertz (7.7 rating) and Budget (7.1 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in San Luis Obispo.

What are gas prices like in San Luis Obispo?

The average gas price in San Luis Obispo 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 San Luis Obispo for a week from Budget?

Budget is one of the top picks in San Luis Obispo. They can have you in a rental car for about $317 per week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in San Luis Obispo for the best price?

Booking early can save you upwards 40% on your rental. Booking your vehicle at least 77 days in advance can you get you a great below-average price in San Luis Obispo.

Can I rent a car for a month in San Luis Obispo?

Yes, cars are available to be rented out for an entire month in San Luis Obispo.

How much does it cost to rent a car in San Luis Obispo for a month?

Our recent data shows that Turo can potentially be 47% below the average car rental price in San Luis Obispo. Check prices and availability for Turo and save on this extended rental. The cost of renting a vehicle in San Luis Obispo is on average $1,360 a month or $45 a day. Search on Cheapflights for the most updated pricing and availability for your San Luis Obispo car rental.

How much is a car rental in San Luis Obispo for a weekend?

For a weekend car rental in San Luis Obispo, you can expect the average price to be around $71. Usually a Compact rental in San Luis Obispo 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 Compact for April, it will cost approximately $67 per day.

What car do most people rent in San Luis Obispo?

The most popular car to rent while in San Luis Obispo is the Ford C-MAX, which is a Intermediate vehicle.

Luxury car rentals in San Luis Obispo

Find luxury car rental deals in San Luis Obispo from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in San Luis Obispo cost an average of $53 per day. Price data was last updated on March 2, 2024.
Ride in luxury during your trip to San Luis Obispo by selecting one these great deals we've found. Check back soon for more options if you're not finding the right car rental for you and your fellow passengers.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class$42/day
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class$42/day
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Audi A4$44/day
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Audi A4

Van rentals in San Luis Obispo

Find van rental deals in San Luis Obispo from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in San Luis Obispo cost an average of $40 per day. Price data was last updated on March 2, 2024.
If you're in need of a larger vehicle, check out some of the deals we've found on van rentals in San Luis Obispo. To provide you with as many options as possible, we're constantly adding new deals so check back soon if you're not finding the one right for you.
Dodge Grand Caravan$38/day
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Dodge Grand Caravan
Dodge Grand Caravan$38/day
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Dodge Grand Caravan
Dodge Grand Caravan$38/day
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Car rentals by fuel type in San Luis Obispo

Browse car rentals by fuel type in San Luis Obispo. Currently, Hybrid cars are the cheapest to rent in San Luis Obispo. Deals were last updated on March 2, 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in San Luis Obispo. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Hybrid being the cheapest ($29+).

Electric

Electric

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

Hybrid

Hybrid

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