San Luis Obispo

Cheap Car Rentals in San Luis Obispo

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San Luis Obispo Car Rentals in 2023

Most popular companyBUDGET
Price of gas per gallon$3.63
Average price per day$64
Cheapest price per day$30

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

January

$65

February

$67

March

$71

April

$80

May

$77

June

$79

July

$73

August

$72

September

$74

October

$69

November

$68

December

$69

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in San Luis Obispo 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 San Luis Obispo

There are, in total, 11 car rental locations in San Luis Obispo that are operated by 5 companies. In the past week, Small is the cheapest car type users can rent (cheapest price last found: $34/day). Explore 6 car types currently offered from San Luis Obispo rental providers:

Compare available car types for rental in San Luis Obispo

Small Cars

$57 - $118

All Car Types

$89 - $128

To rent a Small car in San Luis Obispo, the United States, you would pay an average price of $88/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in San Luis Obispo, the United States (~$57/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$118/day). In fact, January is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for San Luis Obispo. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Luis Obispo, renting a Small car saves you 19% 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 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 $87/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in San Luis Obispo, the United States (~$64/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$106/day). In fact, February is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for San Luis Obispo. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Luis Obispo, 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 San Luis Obispo Medium 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 $109/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in San Luis Obispo, the United States (~$81/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$118/day). In fact, January is about 26% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for San Luis Obispo. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Luis Obispo, renting a Large car is 1% 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 rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in San Luis Obispo, the United States, you would pay an average price of $99/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in San Luis Obispo, the United States (~$81/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$119/day). In fact, May is about 19% 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 car saves you 9% 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 SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in San Luis Obispo, the United States, you would pay an average price of $143/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in San Luis Obispo, the United States (~$99/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~$180/day). In fact, February is about 32% 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 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 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 $92/day. July is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in San Luis Obispo, the United States (~$67/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~$113/day). In fact, July is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for San Luis Obispo. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Luis Obispo, renting a Luxury car saves you 14% 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.

To rent a Convertible car in San Luis Obispo, the United States, you would pay an average price of $137/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in San Luis Obispo, the United States (~$108/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$189/day). In fact, January is about 22% 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 car is 22% 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:

Nissan Versa$34/day
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Chevrolet Spark$38/day
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Nissan Sentra$38/day
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Top rental agencies in San Luis Obispo

All major car rental suppliers in San Luis Obispo

Avis

8.2
Very good
49 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

7.8

Budget

6.9
Okay
57 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

7.1

Hertz

7.7
Good
21 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.9

Value

7.4

Enterprise

7.3
Good
20 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

6.8

Easirent

1 location

Best San Luis Obispo Car Rental Deals Found

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Car Rental FAQs

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

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $64/day when booking a rental car in San Luis Obispo. The best deal a user found was for $30/day from Budget, booked on Jan. 29.

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 Enterprise (7.3 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 $3.63/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 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 $395 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 12% on your rental. Booking your vehicle at least 79 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 Budget can potentially be 59% below the average car rental price in San Luis Obispo. Check prices and availability for Budget and save on this extended rental. The cost of renting a vehicle in San Luis Obispo is on average $1,694 a month or $56 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 $65. 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 February, it will cost approximately $59 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 Mazda Mazda5, which is a Intermediate vehicle.

Luxury Car Rentals in San Luis Obispo

Arrive in style when you rent a luxury car in San Luis Obispo from the best rental car providers in the country.

Van Rentals in San Luis Obispo

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

Car type options available for San Luis Obispo

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