California car rentals

May 19 — May 26
Same drop-off
Enter an airport or city
Wed 5/19
Noon
Wed 5/26
Noon

Cheap car rentals in California

$14/dayEconomy
$16/dayCompact
$24/dayIntermediate
$24/dayStandard
$22/dayFull-size
$44/daySUV
$43/dayMinivan
$50/dayFull-size SUV
$16/dayMini
$27/dayPremium
$49/dayPassenger van
$47/dayLuxury
$32/dayConvertible
$32/dayPickup truck
$49/dayPremium SUV
$20/daySupplier choice
$29/dayCommercial
$29/dayCompact SUV
$36/dayIntermediate SUV
$36/dayStandard SUV
$44/daySupplier choice SUV
$45/dayCoupe
$49/dayStandard station wagon
$57/daySupplier choice sedan
$58/dayLuxury SUV
$62/dayPremium coupe
$95/dayOpen air all terrain
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car rental locations in California

Car rental directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise car rental locations in California

    106 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in California

    80 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in California

    50 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in California

    47 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in California

    18 Locations

  • eaglerac

    Eagle Rent A Car car rental locations in California

    15 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in California

    14 Locations

  • midwaycarren

    Midway car rental locations in California

    13 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car rental locations in California

    13 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in California

    11 Locations

  • zeeba

    Zeeba Rent-A-Van car rental locations in California

    10 Locations

  • airportvanre

    Airport Van car rental locations in California

    9 Locations

FAQs about renting a car in California

  • On average a rental car in California costs $45 per day.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in California.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($24/day), Sixt ($28/day) and Hertz ($31/day).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in California are Alamo (8.8, 3183 reviews), National (8.5, 190 reviews), and Midway (8.4, 489 reviews).

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in California are Los Angeles (41% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in California), San Francisco (26%) and San Diego (17%).

  • On average a rental car in California costs $325 per week ($46 per day).

  • On average a rental car in California costs $1,393 per month ($46 per day).