Chico car rentals

Chico car rentals

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Chico, CA
Sep 25 — Oct 2
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Chico, CA
Sat 9/25
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Sat 10/2
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Chico car rental information

Pick-up locationChico
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Pickup truck, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations8
Airport locations2
Popular agenciesBudget, Enterprise, Avis

Cheap car rentals in Chico

Economy$51/day
Compact$51/day
Intermediate$51/day
Standard$58/day
Full-size$53/day
Minivan$107/day
Full-size SUV$105/day
Pickup truck$66/day
Intermediate SUV$76/day
Compact SUV$83/day
Standard SUV$84/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Chico car rental reviews and directory

From $48/dayRated #1
Budget
Best rated
8.4 Excellent (23 reviews)
2 locations in Chico
Budget
Locations in Chico
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreSep 29 2020
To have had a car to rent. And to have been able to take our trip, we had to cancel the trip because budget overbooked the cars.
7.6 GoodSep 28 2017
Very friendlya little confusing where the drop off was.
10.0 ExcellentNov 7 2016
Did an after hours dropoffNot too hard to find and the dropoff was simple.
10.0 ExcellentOct 9 2016
Friendly and efficient
9.2 ExcellentAug 4 2016
Friendliness of staff.Distance to pickup location.
10.0 ExcellentApr 26 2016
Both personnel on pick up and drop off really helpful and friendly
5.6 OkayNov 16 2015
Pickup was fastThe form in which any damage or flaws to the car was already filled out when I got there. In all my previous experience of renting cars from any agency, this has always been a form I fill out myself and corroborate with the representative.
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From $32/dayRated #2
Enterprise
7.4 Good (11 reviews)
3 locations in Chico
Enterprise
Locations in Chico
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 23 2020
The Chico staff at Pick-up are ALWAYS AWESOME. I will rent there every time. But, my trip was abruptly halted when, on my way home Monday AM, I and my husband were victims of a drive-by highway shooting. One bullet, both of us hit. Both of us are okay, treated and released from ER, need medical follow-up for wounds and possible internal damage - long story. We think the seat belt kept the bullet from entering his abdomen - long story. AND, I bought the extra coverage this time, THANKFULLY!!!When Calif Hwy Patrol or San Pablo police seized the vehicle to look for the shell casing and more investigation, my partner and I were taken to the ER for treatment in an ambulance, without the rental. We were released Monday morning and still had to travel 3 hrs home to Chico. We took a Yellow Cab to Enterprise at Richmond Hilltop. THESE GUYS WERE HORRIBLE!!!! NONE OF THEM WOULD HELP ME FIGURE OUT HOW TO RENT ANOTHER VEHICLE, AS THE ORIGINAL RENTAL WAS UNDER INVESTIGATION. THEY WERE RUDE, COLD, UNCARING, AND FLIPPANT. WOULDN'T OFFER ANY SOLUTIONS - JUST THAT THEY COULDN'T SCAN THE CAR, WHICH WASN'T THERE, BACK IN TO GIVE ME ANOTHER. THEY WOULDN'T CALL CHICO TO CONFIRM MY CONTRACT. RELUCTANTLY THEY CALLED THE SP POLICE AND KNEW THE CAR WAS WITH THEM. I PURCHASED THE EXTRA COVERAGE. THE CAR WAS 100% COVERED AND MY RENTAL CONTRACT SHOULD HAVE BEEN CONTINUED. THE RICHMOND GUYS WERE NOT INTERESTED TO HELP ME SOLVE THIS ISSUE, WOULDN'T EVEN GIVE ME A NEW RENTAL UNLESS I LIED AND USED ANOTHER NAME AND CREDIT CARD. WOULDN'T EVEN GIVE ME A RIDE TO ANOTHER RENTAL AGENCY TO GET A NEW CAR, 5 MILES AWAY. WOULDN'T CALL ME A CAB TO GET OUT OF THERE. WOULDN'T GET OFF THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA LONG ENOUGH TO PAY ATTENTION TO ANY POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS. JUST "WE CAN'T" AND THATS IT. BOTH OF US HAD GUNSHOT WOUNDS AND ALL THESE GUYS WERE SO SO COLD. AGAIN, CHICO IS AWESOME. RICHMOND SUCKS. I'M GOING TO CALL AND WRITE CORPORATE, EVERY DAY IF I HAVE TO, TO GET SOME ANSWERS WHY THESE EMPLOYEES ARE SO UNWORTHY. I'LL TAKE THIS TO THE TOP IF I HAVE TO. BAD ENTERPRISE!!!
10.0 ExcellentJun 4 2019
The staff was very helpful, friendly and all went fast and smooth. The car we rented was perfect for our family vacation. We loved it!
6.4 GoodApr 24 2019
After the issues I had, they did take $25 off my bill which was helpful. The drop off at the sac airport was very good and quick. Customer service was great.Reservation was for 8 am, arrived at 9:15, didn’t receive the car until about 10:30..also did not have the correct car that I had reserved which was economy so they gave me a small truck. I won’t be coming back to this location. Seemed to be a lot of workers that were doing nothing or joking around.
2.0 MediocreOct 6 2018
STOOD UP BY ENTERPRISEOne-way rental was confirmed, and when we got there they had nothing available.
10.0 ExcellentMar 17 2017
Great ValueRenting a full size car for under $50 was fabulous. The staff was friendly and courteous. The car very clean inside and out. I would rent from Enterprise again.
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From $43/dayRated #3
Avis
6.8 Good (20 reviews)
2 locations in Chico
Avis
Locations in Chico
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 7
  • 6.2
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleSep 5 2021
After a confirmed reservation Avis did not have a car for me when I arrived. I was stranded.
4.0 OkayApr 28 2021
Staff was not friendly and drop-off was not fast. I want my car to be clean when I get it because I paid the price for it. This is my first time using them and will be my last. I will go somewhere else.It's not clean. I don't even want to get in the car because there is dirt on the doors. The seats was dirty and I can see spot of left over food. I got a RAV 4 and there was no bar on the back truck to cover my belonging. They should do a better cleaning and better job.
10.0 ExcellentMar 28 2021
Easy pick up at the Chico, Ca. Avis on Forest and 20th. Nice people running the place. Didn't push unneeded insurance on me. Easy and pleasant transaction!Everything was fine
6.0 GoodJan 5 2020
Easy pic up drop off.. Decent price.Didn't have full tank of gas. Almost 1/8 gal. shy. No one picks up the phone. They disconnect you and transfer you and hang up on you.. Liars, Liars, Liars. I have pis to prove and names and number, but honestly.... they don't care. Just go with a different company, because Avis sucks. Thank you for reading.
4.8 OkayOct 16 2017
CleanlinessAuto was very dirty. Windows and side mirrors appeared to have been in line of sprinklers and had spots on each,Not a particularly comfortable car for long distance. Representative was not in office when we arrived in Chico.
10.0 ExcellentJan 29 2017
ExcellentGreat gas mileage Good people
6.8 GoodDec 21 2016
I asked for an airport drop off in Sacramento but was given a location in town far from the airport and had to get rerouted with significant loss of time.
9.2 ExcellentOct 4 2016
Excellent, quick service at check out and check in.Everything was great.
2.4 MediocreSep 25 2016
There were no actual vehicles available, even though the Kayak site confirmed the booking. The rental place canceled the booking and kayak still charged me the insurance. Don't book through Kayak.
5.6 OkayJul 26 2016
Call ahead for same day reservations!Once we got a vehicle, it was fine!If you reserve online, there is no guarantee the particular location has any cars for you. YOU MUST CALL AHEAD! The online reservation systems make no attempt to check car inventories. They assume you are booking at least a day or two in advance, and that the location can get a car for you by then.
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From $29/dayRated #4
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
5.9 Okay (20 reviews)
2 locations in Chico
Hertz
Locations in Chico
  • 5.6
  • 5.8
  • 6
  • 5.9
  • 6
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleSep 10 2021
I booked a pick-up truck for moving some work equipment. The move required coordination from three different businesses, and everything was scheduled about a week in advance. A couple of hours before I was supposed to pick up the truck they called me and told me they didn't have any trucks available. I understand that sometimes people bring vehicles back late and there's not much to be done about that, but that didn't appear to be the case here. It sounded like they never had one and just waited until the last minute to tell me.
2.4 MediocreAug 23 2019
The credit card that I used to book was recently stolen. Hertz wouldn’t allow me to charge the $200 security payment on a different card and made me cancel this car… and make a new reservation with them which was double the price! There was a total lack of respect for the situation.
2.0 MediocreJul 7 2018
charging my credit card for a car i didnt rentmade a reservation for the fourth when I got the confirmation it said the 5th so I called them right away within 5 min . they didn't have a car for me so I cancelled she told me I would not be charged then I received a email they charged me 33.13 for something I never rented and was there fault. I am very upset and would not recommend do business with this company
10.0 ExcellentJul 3 2018
Quick and EasyI called Hertz at 5:40 because I was running late. . I had to be there 5 minutes before closing. Chelsea was nice enough to have started the paperwork so the whole checkout took 5 minutes. Awesome!
2.0 MediocreJun 23 2018
No car availableNothingNo car. No explanation.
2.0 MediocreMar 13 2018
Last Minute Cancellation of My ReservationI received a phone call 2 hours before I was to pick up my rental car cancelling my reservation because she was out sick and the reservation system "is run by corporate and does not know what our availability is". I was forced to rent a car with another company at twice the price because of the last minute reservation. I will never use Hertz or Kayak again.
4.8 OkayMar 4 2018
Dirty, RudeThe second employee I worked with was courteous & helped me change my drop off locationThe first employee was rude, wouldn’t believe that I already made a deposit (I had to call orbitz & have them tell her I was telling the truth). She tried to make a new reservation where I’d have lost my deposit but I caught her and told her no. She was very unprofessional and argumentative. The car wasn’t cleaned out from the previous driver... some nasty stuff including a slimy latex glove still in the back
2.0 MediocreJan 17 2018
DisappointedThey could’ve called me a day earlier to tell me that I wasn’t able to get the rental for that weekend instead she waited until the morning of that day to let me know that I’m not able to get it. I panicked for a sec because my group was already all set and ready for the trip that weekend. I called Enterprise in Chico instead and they’re the MVP! Worked everything out and I was able to get a rental last minute.
10.0 ExcellentNov 15 2017
Customer ServiceAshley at the Oroville Location was wonderful. When I called with a "my gas cap is missing" she was quick to let me know this year Ford does not have a Cap. We laugh and she said have a safe trip. Thanks for a great experience Ashley. Stacy M. Paradise, CA
10.0 ExcellentNov 14 2017
Great little car that got good gas mileage.Zippy little Ford Fiesta that was spotless inside and out and was fun to drive, with great gas mileage to boot!
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Easirent
1 location in Chico
Easirent
Locations in Chico
Recent reviews
74 travelers who rented a car in Chico gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

Car rental locations in or near Chico

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$48/day

Good deal

$34/day

When to book a rental car in Chico

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Chico

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Chico for $34 or less
  • Book your rental car in Chico at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Chico are around 17% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Chico

  • Some car rental companies in Chico which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Enterprise and Avis

  • On average a rental car in Chico costs $48 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis ($51/day), Budget ($53/day) and Enterprise ($83/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Budget 2659 Esplanade 95973 (3 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Chico is $3.52 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Chico.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Sacramento Intl airport include Thrifty, Hertz, Dollar, Enterprise, Budget, Alamo, Payless, Avis, E-Z Rent-A-Car and Airport Van.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Sacramento Intl airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Hertz, Dollar, Enterprise, Advantage, Budget, Alamo, Payless, Avis, and E-Z Rent-A-Car.

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

  • A Economy car rental in Chico costs $48 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Chico costs $41 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Chico costs $56 per day, on average.

  • In Chico, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 150 Airpark Blvd. (5 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Chico costs $333 per week ($48 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Chico costs $1,426 per month ($48 per day).

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).