Costa Mesa car rentals

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Costa Mesa car rental information

Pick-up location Costa Mesa
Car types Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, Minivan, Premium, SUV, Standard, Van
Rental locations 12
Airport locations 5
Popular agencies Surprise Agency, Fox, Hertz, Enterprise, National

Cheap car rentals in Costa Mesa

Economy $17/day
Compact $18/day
Intermediate $19/day
Standard $20/day
Full-size $21/day
SUV $18/day
Minivan $29/day
Mini $53/day
Premium $28/day
Luxury $32/day
Convertible $30/day
Commercial $26/day
Van $27/day
Box truck $71/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Costa Mesa fox
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Costa Mesa fox
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Costa Mesa fox
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Costa Mesa fox
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Costa Mesa fox
4 Adults, 2 Bags SUV car in Costa Mesa fox
5 Adults, 5 Bags Minivan car in Costa Mesa fox
2 Adults, 2 Bags Mini car in Costa Mesa national
5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in Costa Mesa thrifty
5 Adults, 5 Bags Luxury car in Costa Mesa thrifty
5 Adults, 3 Bags Convertible car in Costa Mesa thrifty
5 Adults, 3 Bags Commercial car in Costa Mesa thrifty
5 Adults, 2 Bags Van car in Costa Mesa ace
5 Adults, 5 Bags Box truck car in Costa Mesa zeeba
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 24 hours.

Costa Mesa car rental reviews and directory

From $26/day
Rated #1
Fox
Best rated
Most popular
6.3 Good (103 reviews)
1 location in Costa Mesa
Fox
Locations in Costa Mesa
325 E Baker Street
+1 714 874 5322
Monday05:00 - 23:30
Tuesday05:00 - 23:30
Wednesday05:00 - 23:30
Thursday05:00 - 23:30
Friday05:00 - 23:30
Saturday05:00 - 23:30
Sunday05:00 - 23:30
  • 6.0
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Recent reviews
6.4 Good
Dec 20 2016
Almost Not Happy but
Pros: Was assisted by Cynthia who explained many things about my booking after I was handled by someone who was not as enthusiastic to help. Return was easy and simple and the agent was very kind (forgot his name)
Cons: when you come earlier than your booked time, you have to wait. if your flight comes earlier then i was told that I have to wait. again the agent Cynthia who stepped in to help was able to resolve and found a vehicle for me...
3.6 Mediocre
Nov 29 2017
Waited for 45+ in line to rent with only two guests ahead of me.
Pros: The car worked well, drop off went smooth.
Cons: I rented from SNA airport off-airport location. It was horrible. Customer service was terrible inside and employees were on their phones and chatting with others about Instagram instead of serving customers in line. Time is money, and I'd rather spend a little more money instead of have them waste my time again.
2.8 Mediocre
Nov 7 2019
Cons: Car was too old, very dirty and feel waste of money spent
8.4 Excellent
Nov 8 2019
Cons: Their telephone customer service was miserable. Avoid it at all costs. The rental staff more than made up for the hard feelings that the phone service had brought about.
10.0 Excellent
Nov 30 2015
Pros: I always rent from fox because they are really close to my house. But the people are really friendly.
10.0 Excellent
Jan 4 2016
Excellent Value and Service.
Pros: Service of all employees was excellent. Value was extremely good for a very nice vehicle.
10.0 Excellent
Jul 2 2016
Pros: Customer service price
10.0 Excellent
Aug 23 2016
Great experience
Pros: Inexpensive compared to all others
Cons: Was offsite from SNA but not too bad.
6.4 Good
Sep 8 2016
Longest wait ever for a rental car
Pros: Upgraded to larger car
Cons: Waited 45 minutes to reach counter. Electronic device to pay and sign forms did not work properly , printer did not work $150 deposit has to be paid upfront and was not fully refunded until I complained
4.8 Okay
Sep 25 2016
My first time experience.
Pros: Lackluster customer service. The car was filthy inside.... More like the the whole inside was stained and the car wasn't filled with gas.
From $45/day
Rated #2
Budget
9.2 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Costa Mesa
Budget
Locations in Costa Mesa
1989 Harbor Boulevard
+1 714 557 0532
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
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Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent
May 30 2016
Very friendly staff, a bit of a wait
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff, would definitely rent here again.
Cons: Only one person in the office checking in / out cars, so any time there's more than 2 people there you might be waiting 30-45+ mins to get checked out.
10.0 Excellent
Dec 4 2016
Pros: No waiting
8.0 Excellent
Mar 9 2019
Pros: Small office in Costa Mesa, CA with no wait to pick up my car!
Cons: Everything went well with my car rental
From $38/day
Rated #3
Avis
avis
9.2 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Costa Mesa
Avis
Locations in Costa Mesa
1989 Harbor Boulevard
+1 949 200 6425
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
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Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent
Dec 15 2016
Easy and inexpensive
Pros: Easy in and out for pickup.
From $22/day
Rated #4
Hertz
hertz
Cheapest deal
6.2 Good (2 reviews)
3 locations in Costa Mesa
Hertz
Locations in Costa Mesa
2706 S. Harbor Blvd #a
+1 714 556 4473
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
3130 Harbor Boulevard
+1 714 434 3721
Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 19:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
3130 Harobur Blvd
+1 800 654 3131
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
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Recent reviews
4.4 Okay
Apr 26 2017
Not Great
Pros: Picking up and dropping off was nice and easy.
Cons: Took forever to get somebody to actually help me. The car smelled like vomit Staff was rude
8.0 Excellent
Apr 23 2019
Pros: Friendly and helpful staffs
Cons:
Rated #5
Payless
5.7 Okay (11 reviews)
1 location in Costa Mesa
Payless
Locations in Costa Mesa
325 East Baker Street
+1 310 645 2100
Monday05:00 - 22:30
Tuesday05:00 - 22:30
Wednesday05:00 - 22:30
Thursday05:00 - 22:30
Friday05:00 - 22:30
Saturday05:00 - 22:30
Sunday05:00 - 22:30
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Recent reviews
4.0 Okay
Nov 5 2015
Not ready for reservation.
Cons: We reserved s convertible. There were none available when we arrived. We had to come back to switch out.
6.0 Good
Dec 14 2015
Payless
Pros: Cheap price and friendly shuttle drivers.
Cons: Car was sort of a beater - lots of scratches, loose trim on the outside, transmission was not smooth.
8.0 Excellent
Sep 28 2016
Nice experience
Pros: Good rental rates
Cons: It was hard to find phone to call for shuttle pickup
6.0 Good
Nov 27 2016
You get what you pay for
Pros: Price was far less than the majors
Cons: Didn't have the car I reserved, so had to switch to a black mini van. Gave me paperwork though for a red economy car, so had to go back and get correct papers. Upon returning can, printer was not working so it took 10 minutes to get a receipt.
3.6 Mediocre
Jan 18 2017
Beater car rentals -- change their name!
Pros: Not much. Slow slow check in. Marginal customer service. Best part? I turned car on early and they gave me money back (2days) That was unexpected but appreciated.
8.0 Excellent
Mar 15 2017
Good value
Pros: Good price
Cons: Not the most polished experience, car was a bit dirty but acceptable.
2.0 Mediocre
Apr 3 2017
Surprised
Cons: Got to the counter and was told a debit card was no good. Payless agent made a call and a third party offered me a rate twice as much as the contract price and a $200 deposit whe I refused they offered another $20 discount. I was insulted and walked away.
6.0 Good
Apr 11 2017
Condition of vehicles below standard
Pros: Excellent price
Cons: First vehicle offered had severely damaged bumper and dented passenger door (through paint to bare metal) which I refused. Took 2nd vehicle, which I then discovered after leaving on trip to AZ had two tires with slow leaks that I had to inflate daily; left front & right rear.
10.0 Excellent
Apr 12 2017
Pros: Angel, our rep was really helpful
Cons: slow service recommend later in the day when not busy
7.6 Good
Apr 25 2017
INEXPENSIVE RENTAL!
Pros: It was cheap, easy to rent, no line, not busy. Away from the airport
Cons: The Kia I had rented smelled like smoke and the car had multiple stains on the interior on all seats.
From $35/day
Enterprise
enterprise
2 locations in Costa Mesa
Enterprise
Locations in Costa Mesa
2036 Harbor Blvd
+1 949 515 7624
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
2855 Harbor Blvd
+1 714 556 3800
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Airport Van
1 location in Costa Mesa
Airport Van
Locations in Costa Mesa
2073 Harbor Blvd
+1 949 485 4747
American Eagle
americaneagle
1 location in Costa Mesa
American Eagle
Locations in Costa Mesa
Lobby Of Travelodge Hotel
(714) 432-1313
Europcar
europcar
1 location in Costa Mesa
Europcar
Locations in Costa Mesa
Please Go To Fox Counter
+1 714 874 5322
Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday07:00 - 21:00
Sunday07:00 - 21:00
120 travelers who rented a car in Costa Mesa gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.3

Car rental locations in or near Costa Mesa

Good to know

Most popular agency Fox
Most popular car type Economy
Average price $36/day
Good deal $27/day

When to book a rental car in Costa Mesa

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches
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Top tips for renting a car in Costa Mesa

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Costa Mesa for $27 or less
  • Book your rental car in Costa Mesa at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Costa Mesa are around 20% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Full-size rental cars in Costa Mesa are around 57% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Costa Mesa

How much does it cost to rent a car in Costa Mesa?

On average a rental car in Costa Mesa costs $36 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Costa Mesa?

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

What is the cheapest car rental company in Costa Mesa?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at U-Save ($15/day), Fox ($18/day) and Thrifty ($26/day).

What is the best rental car company in Costa Mesa?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Costa Mesa are Enterprise (8.5, 12816 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2244 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 4179 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

Car rental companies onsite at Los Angeles airport include Fox, Enterprise, U-Save, Thrifty, Airport Van, Ace, Sixt, Hertz, Budget and Priceless.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Los Angeles airport to off-airport locations include Enterprise, U-Save, Thrifty, Dollar, Airport Van, Alamo, Sixt, Hertz, Budget, and Priceless.

What is the cheapest rental car location in Costa Mesa?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at U-Save 3195 Airport Loop Drive 92626 (4 miles from city center).

How can I find car rentals near me in Costa Mesa?

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

How much does a Economy car rental cost in Costa Mesa?

A Economy car rental in Costa Mesa costs $34 per day, on average.

How much does a Intermediate car rental cost in Costa Mesa?

A Intermediate car rental in Costa Mesa costs $29 per day, on average.

What is the most popular rental car location in Costa Mesa?

In Costa Mesa, cars are most frequently rented at Fox 325 E Baker Street (3.49 miles from city center).

How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Costa Mesa?

On average a rental car in Costa Mesa costs $252 per week ($36 per day).

How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Costa Mesa?

On average a rental car in Costa Mesa costs $1081 per month ($36 per day).

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