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Elk Grove car rentals from $30/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 Elk Grove with a pick-up date of 7/31 and drop-off date of 8/29. 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 Elk Grove

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Ford Fiesta car
Ford Fiesta
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
$30/day
Ford Focus car
Ford Focus
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
$31/day
Mazda Mazda3 car
Mazda Mazda3
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
$32/day
Volkswagen Jetta car
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
$36/day
Chevrolet Malibu car
Chevrolet Malibu
or similar LARGE
5
2
2/4
$35/day
Chevrolet Colorado car
Chevrolet Colorado
or similar PICKUPTRUCK
5
3
2/4
$44/day
Class Special Car car
Class Special Car
or similar Category
5
5
2/4
$30/day
Nissan Rogue car
Nissan Rogue
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$37/day
Chevrolet Equinox car
Chevrolet Equinox
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$39/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Elk Grove

  • You can use a rental car in Elk Grove while on a work trip or while your vehicle is being serviced at Meineke Car Care Center. A car rental in Elk Grove will give you the freedom to move around the city with no disturbances. They make you enjoy the flexibility of having your vehicle. Elk Grove is well known for having many parks that you can consider visiting while in the city. Given that this Californian city is only a few hours from Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco, and other well-known locations, a car rental in Elk Grove opens up a world of possibilities.
  • There is a likelihood that your visit to Elk Grove, California, might coincide with a major event or festival. As such, it won’t be a surprise to find some roads and streets closed as you move around in cheap car rentals in Elk Grove. Due to these events, the authorities and organizers might close specific roads and results, slowing down traffic flow. If you are here in the last week of April, you will find Elk Grove Festival of the Arts underway at the Old Town Plaza along Railroad Street. The city celebrates the Sacramento Water Festival at Discovery Park in November, while Flannels and Flapjacks is held at the Elk Grove Park Pavillion.
  • When arriving at Sacramento International Airport, you can visit the car rental desks in the car rental terminal. A free shuttle is available on the ground floor. Advantage, Hertz, National, and Thrifty are some of the on-site car rental companies. In addition, customers can pick up from the Automobile Rental location for off-airport car rentals. Shuttles are available 24 hours a day, though wait times are longer during busy times.
  • You need to be aged 21 or older before renting a car in Elk Grove, California. Nevertheless, the ages vary depending on the Elk Grove car rentals and vehicle categories. To this end, you must be at least 25 before hiring luxurious vehicles, convertibles, and SUVs. If you come from abroad, you must possess a valid driver’s license from your home country. Moreover, some agencies might require proof of legal status when renting cheap car rentals in Elk Grove. Therefore, it is recommended to bring your passport. More importantly, you must have credit in your name to make transactions.
  • Driving during rush hours can be tiresome and is one of the issues that Elk Grove deals with. A green wave is saving drivers from traffic congestion issues. The two major roads connecting the city are Elk Grove Bouverland between Bruceville and Elk Grove-Florin roads, which use the green wave to save time during peak hours.
  • Understand the traffic regulations before driving cheap rental cars in Elk Grove. Firstly, California drives on the right-hand side of the road unless overtaking.  Do not make illegal turns, stop as indicated by the traffic signs, and obey the stipulated speed limits. Remember that violation of any of these fundamental regulations attracts punitive penalties. Besides, California is very strict about drinking and driving. It is illegal for you to drive if your Blood Alcohol Content is 0.08% or higher. The limit drops to 0.01 for those aged 21 or below.
  • A typical morning rush hour is between 6:30 am and 8:30 am. Depending on the day of a significant event, the rush may last from 5 pm to 6 pm or until 7 pm. Commuters trying to make it to work on time or those eager to get home will cause traffic on all lanes of the motorways at these times. The busiest roads during rush hour are Florin Road, Mack Road, Bradshaw Road and Tribute Road.  If you need to get somewhere quickly, leave before rush hour to avoid highway delays. If rush hour finds you on the road, consider using Highway 99, which operates at the maximum speed limit during rush hours.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Elk Grove for $45 or less
  • Book your rental car in Elk Grove at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Elk Grove are around 72% cheaper than other car types, on average

Elk Grove car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Elk Grove 
Verified travelerSep 2023
Right off the freeway, very convenient.
Verified travelerNov 2023
For my concern ok not brilliant

FAQs about renting a car in Elk Grove

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

    On average a rental car in Elk Grove costs $61 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 Elk Grove found in the last 2 weeks is $41.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Elk Grove?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($30/day), Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($34/day) and Avis ($61/day).

  • How much is gas price in Elk Grove?

    The average gas price in Elk Grove is $3.82 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $46 and $61, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Elk Grove?

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

  • Which car rental companies are at Sacramento Intl airport (SMF)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Sacramento Intl airport include Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo, Payless, Avis and National.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Sacramento Intl airport (SMF)?

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

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Elk Grove?

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

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Elk Grove?

    An Economy car rental in Elk Grove costs $25 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Elk Grove?

    A Standard car rental in Elk Grove costs $36 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Elk Grove?

    An Intermediate car rental in Elk Grove costs $38 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Elk Grove?

    In Elk Grove, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 9605 E Stockton Blvd (1 miles from city center).

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

    On average a rental car in Elk Grove costs $427 per week ($61 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Elk Grove costs $1,828 per month ($61 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Elk Grove?

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Elk Grove?

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

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

    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 Elk Grove?

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

    For those considering Elk Grove car rentals, there are different kinds of vehicles that you can consider based on your preference. If it's about having the freedom to customize your holiday, having the freedom of the open road, or thinking of the wind in your hair as you speed down the road, you may rent a convertible. Those who want to travel in a large vehicle can consider renting an SUV. But pick a Hotwire Hot Rate automobile if you want this trip to be full of pleasant surprises.

  • Is there a toll road in Elk Grove?

    The California Region has several toll roads, including South Bay Expressway and the Golden Gate Bridge. Motorists can pay for their toll fees via TheTollRoads.com, or The Toll Roads app within five days before using these roads. Also, cash payments are possible at the designated customer service walk-in centers.

  • What is the speed limit in Elk Grove?

    The speed limit varies in different areas on Elk Grove roads. If you rent a car in Elk Grove, you should drive around the city center at a 25 mph speed limit. The typical suburban speed limit in the Elk Grove area is 75 mph. Some highways, such as Highway 99, have a speed limit of 65 mph, while others operate at a speed of 50 mph.  Be aware that your road may have a different speed limit, so keep an eye out for any posted signs.

  • What are the child seat rules in Elk Grove?

    If you driving cheap car rentals in  Elk Grove with your family, you must strap kids aged two or below in rear-facing seats unless they are 40 or more inches tall , and weigh 40 lbs or more. In addition, those aged and below should be secured in booster seats.

  • Where can you park in Elk Grove?

    For those who want to park their cars in Elk Grove, there are numerous parking lots and garages that you may consider. These parking lots include 9594 2nd Ave Parking, Strategy, 9651 E Stockton Blvd Parking and CRC garage. The charges in these parking lots may vary, so ensure you check their prices before booking a space. There are also various parks and rides in Elk Grove, including Elk Grove Park N Ride and Calvine Road Park & Ride.

Elk Grove car rental reviews and directory

Avis

8.3

Very good

5 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

7.9

One location in Elk Grove

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Locations in Elk Grove

8696 Elk Grove Boulevard Ste 9

+1 916 714 3340

Monday08:00 - 16:45
Tuesday08:00 - 16:45
Wednesday08:00 - 16:45
Thursday08:00 - 16:45
Friday08:00 - 16:45
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2021

KAYAK
I liked the vehicle, the ease of pickup and drop-off which was in a different city. Very smooth

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Ver y convenient

7.2 Good

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of reserving

Cons:

Had to pick up at airport, my driver had to pay for parking and took us a while to locate Avis. Very high price of added insurance .. All vehicles should come with standard navigation, should not be an upgrade. Difficult using phone navigation as it was hard trying to drive and read small guide thru phone as it had no sound when plugged in thru the USB port and no where to place phone without it falling, had to place on lap which is a dangerous option.

1 out of 1

Budget

7.2

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

8.6

One location in Elk Grove

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Locations in Elk Grove

8696 Elk Grove Boulevard Ste 9

+1 916 686 1460

Monday08:00 - 16:45
Tuesday08:00 - 16:45
Wednesday08:00 - 16:45
Thursday08:00 - 16:45
Friday08:00 - 16:45
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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7.6 Good

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Good car

Cons:

Rude tried to upcharge for cleaning

6.0 Okay

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Car smelled like weed

8.0 Very good

Apr 2022

KAYAK
Location friendly service

5.2 Fair

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Not much.... but the lady that took the car back the next day was pleasant.

Cons:

The fact that online I ordered a compact car, but when I got to the store location they said I ordered a sub compact car. They then proceeded to tell me I ordered the car from a 3rd party site and they don't support that. So they refused to accommodate me or support what I ordered, upgrade or anything.... very disappointing. I'd like my money back!!

9.6 Wonderful

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

No hassle with drop off

Cons:

No refund on gas if brought back with full tank after paying prepaid gas at picked up.

6.0 Okay

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The sales woman was very understanding and tried to help us get our situation taken care of and out problems fixed

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

5 locations in Elk Grove

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Locations in Elk Grove

5941 Power Inn Road

+1 916 381 3300

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

6327 Franklin Blvd

+1 916 428 1800

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

6525 Elvas Ave

+1 916 453 1100

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

8420 Elk Grove Blvd

+1 916 686 6000

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

9700 W Stockton Blvd

+1 916 683 2500

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

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6.0 Okay

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Staff give me bit problem on counter

2.0 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Booked for SMF airport and your system relocated my pick up elsewhere in Sacramento and had the return back to Sac rather than Oakland. Disaster won’t be using your service again. Took me 3 hrs to get another car and on the road AND paid $122 per day instead of 70. 💩 phew

4.0 Mediocre

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Kayak quoted me around $400 to rent a car for the specified period of time. When I arrived at the Enterprise location, they told me that the cheapest option they had available was going to cost around $900 (including insurance). I had no choice because of the situation I was in, but I was incredibly disappointed that Kayak's quote was so far off. If I had known it would have cost that much, I absolutely would not have rented from this location. I will probably not be using Kayak anymore.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2022

KAYAK
I couldn’t pick up my car because the location closed at noon and our flight arrived at 5pm. This was Saturday and the location didn’t reopen until Monday. Non-refundable and non-changeable. I will only book directly with the rental company. I will not use kayak. Cost me $1400 for a car I didn’t get to use!

9.2 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was fluid from the moment I picked up the car. Car was clean, great price and good service. My only tiny gripe was I was hoping they provided some sort of transportation to the airport.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was courteous and professional. Minivan we rented was great (Dodge Caravan). It was clean, had very low miles and drive well. No long wait lines to pickup or return.

Cons:

Nothing.

1 out of 2

Hertz

5.4

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

6.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.4

Value for money

5.4

2 locations in Elk Grove

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Locations in Elk Grove

6455 Franklin Blvd.

+1 916 391 1393

Monday08:00 - 16:45
Tuesday08:00 - 16:45
Wednesday08:00 - 16:45
Thursday08:00 - 16:45
Friday08:00 - 16:45

9605 E Stockton Blvd

+1 916 242 5214

Monday08:00 - 16:45
Tuesday08:00 - 16:45
Wednesday08:00 - 16:45
Thursday08:00 - 16:45
Friday08:00 - 16:45
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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2.0 Poor

Jul 2024

KAYAK
They upsold me saying they didn’t have the car I reserved. What are yo supposed to do when you’re stuck and you need a car? I didn’t want to pay more but had really no choice. And the rep said they’ve been having problems with the website. She refused to take into consideration that it’s not my problem that they are having issues with the website.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
None

2.0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
The windshield wipers were so bad that it was a significant safety hazard. I was caught in a rainstorm on 12/23/21 going over the grapevine in CA and it was so dangerous I had to pull over several times. The windshield was like looking through two or three layers of wet plastic wrap. I couldn't find a store open, otherwise I would have purchased replacement blades myself. I was scared to death to drive this van. When I called on 12/26 to complain, the manager of the store told me (verbatim)! "This was the first big rainstorm of the year and we have no way of testing or knowing if the windshield wipers work or not." I swear, that is exactly what she said. When I told her how frightening it was, she even disclosed that SHE rented a car from her location and had to purchase wiper blades for the vehicle.They offered me a discount on my next rental. No thank you! I'm not dumb enough to ever want to rent from these jokers again. NOT RECOMMENDED.

4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service was terrible I tried to report a accident for 4-5day over Mother’s Day weekend I kept getting put on hold or disconnected

Cons:

If they had made more than one attempt to resolve the problem I would never rent with hertz again &wsnt my$back

7.2 Good

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Picking up the car went as usual, and was pretty quick. Benjamin made it pretty easy.

Cons:

There was only one agent, so there was a bit of a wait in returning the car. This process could be improved, especially since I was heading to the airport next to catch my flight.

8.0 Very good

Sep 2023

KAYAK
At first they gave us an electric car that would not charge. We bought it back the next day, and they exchanged it for a gas car mustang, which worked great.

1 out of 4

Easirent

4.7

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Elk Grove

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Locations in Elk Grove

Sacramento Executive Airport

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33 travelers who rented a car in Elk Grove gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.7

Car rental locations in or near Elk Grove

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$61/day

Good deal

$45/day

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