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Davis car rentals from $31/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 Davis with a pick-up date of 6/14 and drop-off date of 7/14. 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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Cheap car rentals in Davis

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Intermediate$34/day
Minivan$42/day
Full-size SUV$55/day
Premium$66/day
Passenger van$40/day
Luxury$40/day
Pickup truck$39/day
Premium SUV$57/day
Compact SUV$31/day
Intermediate SUV$33/day
Standard SUV$42/day
Luxury SUV$47/day
Premium coupe$65/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Davis

  • Car rentals in Davis provide several advantages over public transport. Public transport schedules can be restrictive, with limited operating hours and fixed routes, whereas with a rental car, you have the freedom to travel at your own pace and explore the city on your own terms. Some of Davis' attractions include the Mary L. Stephens Davis Library, Dunloe Brewing, and John Natsoulas Gallery. A rental car will offer you comfort and privacy, given that public transport can often be crowded, leading to discomfort and a lack of personal space. In addition, a rental car provides easy access to destinations that may be poorly served by public transport. A rental car can also eliminate the need for additional expenses, including taxi fares or ride-sharing services, which can quickly add up.
  • Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is the main international airport serving Davis and its metropolis. For those traveling to Davis, California, you will arrive at SMF. At this airport, there are several Davis car rental providers conveniently situated in the arrivals area. The car rental desks are easily accessible upon exiting the baggage claim area, making it easy for you to book and pick up your rental car right after your flights. The car rentals in Davis present at SMF include Hertz, Budget, Avis, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National, and Its Rent-A-Car. The rental desks have agents who will assist you with your car rental needs. These professionals provide great customer service, ensuring a smooth rental process.
  • In Davis, California, driving features strict adherence to traffic rules and a focus on pedestrian and cyclist safety. As a result, drivers in Davis are accustomed to sharing the road with cyclists and are quite respectful of their presence. Traffic rules, like speed limits, stop signs, and traffic signals, are strictly enforced, leading to a safe and orderly driving environment. Drivers in Davis are accustomed to yielding to pedestrians at crosswalks and giving them the right of way, offering a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere. The city's well-designed road infrastructure, including roundabouts and traffic-calming measures, ensures traffic flow is managed efficiently and congestion is minimized.
  • In Davis, the morning rush hour begins around 7:30 am and lasts until around 9:00 am During this period, the roads leading into and out of the city, especially those connecting to major highways like Interstate 80 and State Route 113, experience a significant influx of commuters heading to work and school. The evening rush hour in Davis typically starts around 4:30 pm and extends to around 6:30 pm This period also features increased traffic congestion as people head home from workplaces and educational institutions, resulting in congestion on main thoroughfares. With a vehicle from a car rental in Davis, you should plan your trip ahead and avoid the city's main highways.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Davis for $42 or less
  • Book your rental car in Davis at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Davis are around 26% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Davis

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

    On average a rental car in Davis costs $51 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 Davis found in the last 2 weeks is $26.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Davis?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($39/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Davis?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Davis are Hertz (7.2, 101 reviews), and Budget (6.4, 120 reviews).

  • How much is gas price in Davis?

    The average gas price in Davis 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 Davis?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Davis.

  • Which car rental companies are at San Francisco airport (SFO)?

    Car rental companies onsite at San Francisco airport include Kyte, Sixt, Fox, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, Budget, Alamo, Fox Autorent and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at San Francisco airport (SFO)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Francisco airport to off-airport locations include Sixt, Fox, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, Budget, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis, and Europcar.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Davis?

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

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Davis?

    A Mini car rental in Davis costs $98 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car rental cost in Davis?

    A Special car rental in Davis costs $56 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Davis?

    An Intermediate car rental in Davis costs $67 per day, on average.

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

    On average a rental car in Davis costs $356 per week ($51 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Davis costs $1,527 per month ($51 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Davis?

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Davis?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 4 car rental agencies in Davis.

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

    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 Davis?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Davis 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 Davis?

    Davis is a small city with bike-friendly infrastructure and a dense urban layout, featuring limited parking spaces and narrow streets. A smaller car offers several benefits in this context. The car's smaller size makes it easier to navigate through tight spaces and find parking in crowded areas. Therefore, for driving in Davis, California, an Economy or Compact car should be highly considered.

  • What is the speed limit in Davis?

    In Davis, the general speed limit on most roads, unless otherwise posted, is 25 mph in residential areas and near schools. This lower speed helps ensure the safety of pedestrians and cyclists in these areas. However, on major roads and some commercial areas, the speed limit increases to around 35 mph or 45 mph, depending on the specific road.

  • Where are the best places to park in Davis?

    The best places to park are found in downtown Davis, where you'll find many parking garages and lots. The E Street Plaza Garage, situated on E Street, is a great option due to its central location and ample parking spaces. It offers hourly rates of about $1.25 on weekdays and around $0.75 on weekends. Another great option is the G Street Lot, located on G Street. The G Street Lot features a flat rate of about $0.75 per hour.  

Davis car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.6

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

8.0

3 locations in Davis

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Locations in Davis

3006 Evergreen Ave

+1 916 373 0880

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

5055 Chiles Rd

+1 530 753 1300

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

928 Main St

+1 530 668 9900

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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2.0 Poor

May 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

We could have been better informed about the hours. Everything we received said that the location was open until 5 PM. When we got there at 4:30 we learned through a sign on the door that they closed at 4. Lost our money on buying the insurance and had to spend twice as much to get another car that we could pick up at the airport.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up, drop off.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

yes

Cons:

no,they the best

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

customer service

Cons:

-

2.0 Poor

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

My review is for Enterprise, NOT KAYAK. Kayak is great.

Cons:

However, when I showed up to get the car, which I needed for a job interview near where I'm moving, my reservation was acknowledged and I was told "we don't have enough cars to fill the reservations." I left without the car and had to miss my interview. When I called corporate, they contacted the store I went to and were told that, actually, no one has come into the store and they don't remember having a conversation me. Their system showed that there were cars and that I had one reserved. But they continued to deny that I had even been in there. Very ridiculous, unprofessional, and I was not given any resolution.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

In general I am very unhappy with the service, and do no intend to rent a car at enterprise again. The credit card device wasn't working properly, I've mentioned several times that my credit card was ok, but the attendant was very rude, and gave me the impression that I was lying about it. At the end we use another credit card device and worked.

1 out of 3

National

8.0

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Davis

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Locations in Davis

6327 Aviation Dr

+1 833 823 5642

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

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Budget

No score available yet

Best rated

2 locations in Davis

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Locations in Davis

1700 Olive Drive

+1 530 759 1157

Opening times not available

6420 Mcnair Circle

+1 916 922 4789

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59

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8.0 Very good

May 2024

KAYAK
I booked a "mystery" car and was delighted with the car I got. Price was very good, and the counter service was excellent. Long wait for shuttle was the worst part, and lack of correct signage on leaving the airport was next worst (I ended up at a freeway entrance that was blocked off), but Budget was responsible for neither.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
They overcharged me, the staff is very rude and unhelpful (Mary/Mariella in Oakland front desk) she wouldn't even try to help. Customer service on the phone has been a waste of time and am still waiting for a refund email.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The cat we originally picked up did not have good fuel economy. We drove it for 3 days and then rang Budget to ask about exchanging it. They said take it in to Sacramento airport desk and they will sort it. We did this and the gentleman at the counter could not have been more helpful. We picked a Hyundai Elantra and it was perfect for our trip down south to the Grand Canyon and southern national parks. Full marks to Budget for their customer service and no hassle car hire.

8.0 Very good

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Only complaint was the long initial line... Dropoff was a breeze.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The first car I was given was smaller than I reserved because the orignal had not been cleaned yet. However, the one I was given was full of ants. I didn’t notice until the drive to my office, but by the time I arrived there I didn’t have time to return. Luckily I ended a meeting early allowing me to return for a new car and was given one actually in my class. This was a major hassle for me and made me late in leaving for my trip, not to mention having to spray to kill the ants in the first car I was given.

2.0 Poor

May 2022

KAYAK
VERY SLOW pickup service. Budget is clearly running their business into the ground.

1 out of 39

Hertz

No score available yet

Most popular

2 locations in Davis

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Locations in Davis

1800 Olive Dr Davis

+1 530 792 1368

Monday07:30 - 17:0013:00 - 17:30
Tuesday13:00 - 17:3007:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:0013:00 - 17:30
Thursday13:00 - 17:3007:30 - 17:00
Friday13:00 - 17:3007:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:30 - 12:00

6327 Aviation Drive

+1 916 920 6400

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59

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8.0 Very good

May 2024

KAYAK
All car rentals are too expensive. Affordable only for the upper middle class, discriminates. Suggestion: consider a different charge for single drivers.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Fantastic! The employees couldn’t have been more kind.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Very professional

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
I was charged more than I was quoted when I reserved the car, then they charged me a cleaning fee for sand that would easily vacuum up with the standard interior cleaning they do to every returned car (no mud, staining, or anything that would require scrubbing or a cleaning agent). I rent a lot of cars and have never had these problems. This seems like a blatant rip-off.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Time sto th he clerk window to pick car could have been shorter Kayak should ask fir hertz account number in reservation so Hertz has profile already at checkin. Hertz normally upgrades at pickup as a President circle renter. Through Kayak, no upgrade came. Do I will book directly with hertz later not Kayak!

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Car was ready, the center was open late and everyone was friendly and professional. Thank you Hertz!

1 out of 52

Avis

No score available yet

Cheapest deal

One location in Davis

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Locations in Davis

6520 Mcnair Circle

+1 916 922 5601

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59

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8.0 Very good

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Good deal…

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Excellent service, even upgraded my car for free just because I was having a rough day. Sure helped to make it better

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Pick up and drop off were both quick and simple, staff was helpful and friendly each time.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They gave us one price on the website then when we checked out at the end of our trip it was more than double. This is not right and a mega scam will never use you guys again.

8.0 Very good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off we’re easy

Cons:

Car had some melted chocolate on drivers seat. Could have been cleaner.

8.0 Very good

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff, vehicle

Cons:

At Sacramento airport, they did not honor the amount I had with online reservation. I have $11.00 something on insurance and they sid they have their own insurance at $ 17.00 so I have to get their higher insurance.

1 out of 13

Its Rent a Car

No score available yet

One location in Davis

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Locations in Davis

5100 Chiles Road, Suite 207, Davis, CA

+1 916 890 9758

Opening times not available

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614 travelers who rented a car in Davis gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

Car rental locations in or near Davis

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$51/day

Good deal

$42/day

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