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Crescent City car rentals from $40/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Crescent City with a pick-up date of 6/11 and drop-off date of 6/15. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Crescent City car rental information

Pick-up locationCrescent City
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations4
Airport locations3
Popular agenciesAvis, Budget, Turo

Cheap car rentals in Crescent City

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Economy$61/day
Compact$61/day
Intermediate$65/day
Standard$74/day
Full-size$46/day
Minivan$56/day
Standard SUV$40/day
Intermediate SUV$48/day
Supplier choice$65/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Crescent City

  • Car rentals in Crescent City can get you where you are going markedly faster than depending on public transportation schedules and limited destinations. In Crescent City car rentals, you can travel from The Point St. George Beach Trails to the Castle Rock National Wildlife Reffuge to Beachfront Park to the Walmart Supercenter, all according to your own agenda. Those driving car rentals in Crescent City can head north to the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest or south to the Redwood National and State Parks.
  • Located just 3 miles to the northwest of Crescent City, the Del Norte County Regional Airport (CEC) makes an ideal location for securing Crescent City car rentals. Contour Airlines runs flights out of CEC to and from the Oakland International Airport (OAK). When a Contour flight is scheduled, you can access car rental agencies inside the passenger terminal building. When Contour flights are not scheduled, you can access car rental agency desks at the Cal Ore Life Flight FBO office at CEC. Rental cars are parked both outside the baggage claim area and outside Cal Ore Life Flight. When you return your vehicle, go to the same parking lot where you collected it.
  • Traffic in Crescent City tends to be calm, quiet, and manageable. If you want to drive north or south beyond Crescent City, you have the choice of taking the more winding Highway 101, which runs along the shores of the Pacific Ocean, or the faster Interstate 5, which is a little bit further inland, but runs north and south from Washington to Southern California.
  • For people who secure car rentals in Crescent City, there are a number of problems you need to be on the lookout for. On the city roads, you can often encounter potholes, so drive carefully. Also, there are no sidewalks near some of the schools, so kids sometimes walk in the road. Be very careful when driving through a school zone. Also, a number of streetlights in the city seem to be out at any given time, so exercise caution when driving in the dark. The crime rate is high in Crescent City and cars get broken into a lot. Therefore, for those driving car rentals in Crescent City, be careful not to leave valuables or your luggage in your rental vehicle.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Crescent City for $78 or less
  • Book your rental car in Crescent City at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Crescent City are around 31% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Crescent City are around 68% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Crescent City

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Crescent City?

    On average a rental car in Crescent City costs $90 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Crescent City found in the last 2 weeks is $39.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Crescent City?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($61/day) and Avis ($71/day).

  • How much is gas price in Crescent City?

    The average gas price in Crescent City is $3.89 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $47 and $62, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Crescent City?

    Standard (Chevrolet Equinox or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Crescent City.

  • Which car rental companies are at McNamara Field airport (CEC)?

    Car rental companies onsite at McNamara Field airport include Budget and Avis.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Crescent City?

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

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Crescent City?

    A Standard car rental in Crescent City costs $37 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Crescent City?

    A Compact car rental in Crescent City costs $79 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Crescent City?

    A Full Size car rental in Crescent City costs $101 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Crescent City?

    On average a rental car in Crescent City costs $628 per week ($90 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Crescent City?

    On average a rental car in Crescent City costs $2,691 per month ($90 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Crescent City?

    Most car rental providers in Crescent City offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Crescent City, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Crescent City?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 3 car rental agencies in Crescent City.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Crescent City?

    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!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Crescent City?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Crescent City so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Crescent City?

    For those looking into car rentals in Crescent City, consider renting an SUV. Crescent City is renowned for being at the north end of the Redwood Corridor, and with so much natural splendor around you, having a rugged vehicle that can help you explore is an opportunity not to be missed. Furthermore, an SUV is large and rugged enough to pack camping equipment and other gear for outdoor recreation. And if you will be taking a road trip down along the California coast, an SUV can afford great views as well as relaxed comfort.

  • What's the speed limit in Crescent City?

    In town, most roads have a speed limit of 25 mph, such as in the business district. Running north and south of Crescent City, Highway 101 has a speed limit of 70 mph outside Crescent City. On Lake Earl drive, the speed limit is 50 mph, but drivers lend to speed, and a CHP officer is often there to catch them. For those driving Crescent City car rentals, beware of driving on Highway 199 between Crescent City and Grant’s Pass, Oregon. When the 4-lane highway narrows to two lanes, the 65 mph speed limit quickly becomes 55 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Crescent City?

    Parking at the Del Norte County Regional Airport is always free. If you are renting a campsite in Crescent City, all extra vehicles cost $5 to park. In Crescent City, most shopping plazas, restaurants, and hotels have their own parking lots where patrons can park for free, usually up to 2 hours. At 1000 Front Street, you will find a public parking lot that allows 2 hours of free parking. City parks have free parking.

Crescent City car rental reviews and directory

Budget

10.0

Wonderful

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Crescent City

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1741 Dale Rupert Road

+1 707 465 9999

Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
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Sunday08:00 - 19:00

3561 Boeing Ave

+1 707 388 0977

Monday11:30 - 18:00
Tuesday11:30 - 18:00
Wednesday11:30 - 18:00
Thursday11:30 - 18:00
Friday11:30 - 18:00
Saturday11:30 - 18:00
Sunday11:30 - 18:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2022

KAYAK
Very nice cat. Great on gas

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Helpful person at the counter, no wait, clean, comfortable car. Tip for the area: Don’t forget to program your gps before leaving the airport since you may not have cell coverage once you leave.

1 out of 1

Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

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10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Crescent City

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1650 Dale Rupert Road

+1 707 464 5750

Monday06:00 - 19:30
Tuesday06:00 - 19:30
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202 Dale Rupert Rd.

+1 707 464 5750

Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
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Avis

3.9

Cleanliness

4.6

Comfort

4.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.9

Value for money

3.9

One location in Crescent City

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1741 Dale Rupert Road

+1 707 465 6666

Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
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2.0 Poor

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Didn’t have cars

1.9 Poor

Sep 2021

KAYAK
I put an alert on my credit so when they inputted my bank card it said to contact equifax. They would not do so, instead they chose to leave me stranded at the airport. I was traveling from another trip due to a family emergency. I had been up all night and had been on 4 planes and had an 1.5 he drive and they would not bend. You cannot get an Uber or Lyft from crescent city. I was stranded. Not to mention I came from a place that the weather was in the 90’s and didn’t know I was going to be traveling there, so I was freezing. I was then told I couldn’t wait at the airport for my ride cuz it was going to take too long. I was beside myself. Thank you to contour airlines. An employee actually offered to drive me half way to Gold Beach and dropped me off to my sister at a grocery store. Can’t thank that employee enough. Thank you contour airlines. Avis.. you need new employees.

1 out of 1

Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

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One location in Crescent City

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Arcata-Eureka Airport

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Alamo

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3561 Boeing Ave

+1 707 839 3229

Monday10:00 - 12:0017:00 - 22:30
Tuesday17:00 - 22:3010:00 - 12:00
Wednesday10:00 - 12:0017:00 - 22:30
Thursday17:00 - 22:3010:00 - 12:00
Friday10:00 - 12:0017:00 - 22:30
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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Benjamin was courteous, helpful and made my rental experience great!

Cons:

Nothing

2.0 Poor

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Alamo is not open on the weekends. I was not able to rent this car, I had to rent a car for double the price from Hertz, because they were the only people open.

Cons:

Alamo actually being open.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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One location in Crescent City

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3561 Boeing Ave

+1 707 839 4937

Monday12:00 - 20:00
Tuesday12:00 - 20:00
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2.0 Poor

Feb 2023

KAYAK
They promised a car picked up in California and to be dropped in Oregon. They changed the rental to be delivered back to the pick up point. I had to cancel and go with another company at much more money.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2021

KAYAK
Great service at pick up and drop off. Was given a larger car than requested because "I WAS LATE". AA's fault not Enterprise's or mine. Great car, very happy that I was given a larger car than requested. Contemplating on buying the same as I rented. VW Passat. This car was very clean and almost drove itself. It was like I was driving the Knight Industries Two Thousand but without KITT's voice. Pssssst, VW, add KITT's voice and you'll sell millions upon millions. I am a very happy renter and will rent from Enterprise again as I have in the past. Thank you Humboldt airport Enterprise staff and most of all the lady that answered the phone on the evening of Oct 21 2021 that did her best to hold a car for me. WOW! what great customer service. I could not have asked for better.

7.9 Good

Oct 2021

KAYAK
It went smooth, the only thing I would complain about is you don't take debit cards

1 out of 1

National

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One location in Crescent City

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3561 Boeing Ave

+1 707 839 3229

Monday12:00 - 20:00
Tuesday12:00 - 20:00
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2.0 Poor

Jun 2019

KAYAK

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My flight was delayed and so the rental car place was closed. Luckily another rental car company was open and I was able to get a car through them. Very disappointed that National did not stay open knowing they had customers to serve.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The person in the Arcata/Eureka office at the airport was excellent. Friendly, knew what was going on, and helpful when changes needed to be made.

1 out of 1

Sunnycars

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One location in Crescent City

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3561 Boeing Avenue

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17 travelers who rented a car in Crescent City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.6

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Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$90/day

Good deal

$78/day

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