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Glendale car rentals from $22/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 Glendale with a pick-up date of 7/31 and drop-off date of 8/30. 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 Glendale

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Chevrolet Spark car
Chevrolet Spark
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
$25/day
Kia Soul car
Kia Soul
or similar SMALL
4
2
2/4
$28/day
Kia Forte car
Kia Forte
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$24/day
Volkswagen Passat car
Volkswagen Passat
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$29/day
Chevrolet Malibu car
Chevrolet Malibu
or similar LARGE
5
2
4-5
$22/day
Dodge Grand Caravan car
Dodge Grand Caravan
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
$43/day
GMC Yukon car
GMC Yukon
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
$42/day
Jaguar XE car
Jaguar XE
or similar LARGE
5
5
4-5
$34/day
Class Special Car car
Class Special Car
or similar Category
5
5
2/4
$25/day
Kia Sportage car
Kia Sportage
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$28/day
Kia Sorento car
Kia Sorento
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$31/day
Buick Encore car
Buick Encore
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
$31/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Glendale

  • If you will be driving cheap car rentals in Glendale, there are some major roads you need to know. Some of these roads include the Ventura Freeway (Interstate 134), the Glendale Freeway (State Route 2), and the Golden State Freeway (Interstate 5). These three highways intersect in the northern part of Glendale, making it a major transportation hub for the surrounding areas. Additionally, Colorado Boulevard and Glendale Avenue are two major local roads that run through the heart of Glendale and provide access to many of the city's commercial, residential, and cultural areas. Other important local roads in Glendale include Brand Boulevard, San Fernando Road, and Verdugo Road, which provide access to many of the city's neighborhoods, parks, and attractions.
  • Before hitting the road in an electric car rental in Glendale, familiarize yourself with the free EV charging locations. Some free EV charging locations include the Glendale Galleria, which has two Level 2 charging stations. Another option is the Americana at Brand, which has several free Level 2 charging stations. The Glendale Central Library, Glendale Civic Auditorium, and the Glendale Public Works Department each have free EV charging stations open to all drivers. The Glendale Galleria and Americana at Brand are popular shopping and dining destinations with easy access to major roads, making them convenient options for charging while running errands.
  • Glendale, Arizona, is known for its hot and dry climate, with temperatures often reaching over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer months. Driving in such hot weather can be challenging and potentially dangerous if proper precautions are not taken. Some hot weather driving tips for Glendale include staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water, wearing loose and light-colored clothing to stay cool, and avoiding driving during the hottest parts of the day. It is also important to ensure that your Glendale car rental is properly running, including checking tire pressure and coolant levels, as high temperatures can cause tire blowouts and engine overheating. Additionally, you should closely monitor the vehicle's temperature gauge and pull over immediately if the engine begins to overheat.
  • Renting a car on your visit to Glendale comes with a wide array of benefits. For instance, you’ll be able to make multiple stops at sites such as Brand Park and Alex Theatre, travel at off hours around the city, and take a trip in remote and out-of-the-way places like hilltop views, Glendale waterfalls, and more. Opting for a ride from Glendale car rentals gives you more freedom to comfortably visit these places or go to nearby cities such as San Marino and Burbank.
  • Glendale offers a variety of car rental services, most of which are located in or near airports. Bob Hope Airport is the closest to the city, about seven miles from the central business district. Some of the car rentals in Glendale at the rental car center located on the second floor include Enterprise, Hertz, Avis, Budget, and Thrifty. It’ll take you 10min from the main terminal to the second car rental counters. If the pickup location is on a nearby site, the rental cars offer bus shuttle services that’ll drop you at the pickup location where you can pick your vehicle and begin your adventure in the city.
  • Like in major cities, distracted driving is a major cause of accidents in Glendale. Before starting your journey, ensure everything is in order, from the navigation system to your seat’s inclination. This way, you’ll be able to solely concentrate on the road and pay extra attention to the large volume of traffic while maneuvering through the multi-lane highways, busy streets, and U-turns, especially if you are not familiar with the city’s street directions.
  • Driving on Glendale’s streets and highways can be fun when the roads have less traffic. However, heavy traffic during rush hours can derail your journey for about 15min to 45min (morning rush hour is between 7am-10 am, it then resumes at about 5:30pm-7:30pm). For this, give yourself extra time to leave for your desired destination before rush hour or wait until the roads are less congested. If you have to travel during these hours, try to avoid Bell Rd, Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, or 44th St since they are known to be clogged with an increased volume of vehicles. You can opt for 91st Ave, Lower Buckeye Rd, Tolleson, 47th Ave, which are usually less congested.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Glendale for $43 or less
  • Book your rental car in Glendale at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Glendale are around 59% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Glendale

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Glendale?

    Choosing a car to drive around Glendale can be tricky, but it mostly depends on the places you want to go and the number of passengers you’ll be carrying. If you plan to go hiking at Wildwood Canyon Park or visit Malibu beach, an SUV will be preferred. Opt for a van or a minivan if you’ll be traveling with a group of colleagues or family. If your journey entails making a lot of trips in the central business district, a small car will be a better option for easy navigation through busy streets.

  • What’s the speed limit in Glendale?

    Glendale has a strict speed limit policy. When passing through densely populated residential areas, city centers, or near school buildings during school hours, you’re allowed to drive at a speed less than 25mph. The speed limit of major non-local city streets such as Concord St, Geneva St, Mountain St, among others, is between 25mph to 40mph, depending on the section of streets as directed by the road signs. While driving on state highways, you shouldn’t exceed a speed of 65mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Glendale?

    On average, you’ll spend about $1/h parking your rental car in Glendale. When paying per day, you’ll spend about $6 or $50 per month. There are various parking spots located throughout the city. You’ll find metered parking in most downtown streets except Brand Blvd. You can also park in Marketplace Parking Structure, in the Orange Street Parking Structure, among other places.

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

    On average a rental car in Glendale costs $53 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 Glendale found in the last 2 weeks is $31.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Glendale?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($25/day) and Avis ($28/day).

  • How much is gas price in Glendale?

    The average gas price in Glendale is $3.78 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $45 and $60, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Glendale?

    Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Glendale.

  • Which car rental companies are at Sky Harbor Intl airport (PHX)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Sky Harbor Intl airport include Fox, Sixt, Carzi, Dollar, Thrifty, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo and CarWiz.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Sky Harbor Intl airport (PHX)?

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

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

    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 Glendale?

    An Economy car rental in Glendale costs $28 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Glendale?

    A Standard car rental in Glendale costs $30 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Glendale?

    A Compact car rental in Glendale costs $36 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Glendale?

    In Glendale, cars are most frequently rented at Fox 1805 E Sky Harbor Circle South (11 miles from city center).

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

    On average a rental car in Glendale costs $372 per week ($53 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Glendale costs $1,593 per month ($53 per day).

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

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Glendale?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 6 car rental agencies in Glendale.

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

    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 Glendale?

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

  • What road trips can I take from Glendale?

    With cheap car rentals in Glendale, you can easily get to Santa Barbara, about a two-hour drive north along the scenic Pacific Coast Highway. Another option is visiting Joshua Tree National Park, about a three-hour drive east of Glendale, which offers stunning desert landscapes and unique rock formations.

  • What are some difficult roads to drive on in Glendale?

    One of the most difficult roads in Glendale is the Glendale Freeway (State Route 2), which runs through the city's northern edge. This freeway has narrow lanes, sharp curves, and steep grades, making navigating difficult for some drivers.

Glendale car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.4

Very good

63 reviews
Best rated
Most popular

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.0

Value for money

10.0

5 locations in Glendale

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Locations in Glendale

2425 W Camelback Rd

+1 602 336 1503

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

2750 W Camelback Rd

+1 602 242 7199

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

2929 North 75th Ave, Suite 11

+1 623 691 9664

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

4908 W Glendale Ave

+1 623 931 9275

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

7440 W Cactus Rd Ste A7

+1 623 773 0373

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
Clean car

4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Due to over booking, we didn’t get the vehicle or anything close to what we booked. Got a extremely small SUV. Extremely uncomfortable and not so enjoyable ride.

8.0 Very good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was very easy.

8.0 Very good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The only thing which could be improved was the car smelled of someone smoking in it. As a nonsmoker, I don't appreciate the smell. In addition, the car manual was missing.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Car smelled horribly of cigarettes. Manager would not replace. It was so bad.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at Glendale office was not good ... specifically the black female working there. Very rude and had attitude the whole time. Luckily we got someone much better to help us out. She was a b.

1 out of 14

Hertz

6.3

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

5.8

Comfort

6.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

6.0

3 locations in Glendale

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Locations in Glendale

6409 West Glendale Ave Suite A

+1 623 463 2378

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

6841 N Glen Harbor Blvd

+1 623 463 2378

Opening times not available

7422 West Thunderbird

+1 623 487 0670

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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8.0 Very good

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Cleaner car. We found a vape cartridge for THC in between the seat. It would have been easier to have automatic lift gate, esp. for older people. But all in all, we will use again!

6.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The gas mileage was good

Cons:

The comfort of the back seat was just okay for 7 passengers accommodation it was tight. The van did not have many Usb or cell phone charging options

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great. When I returned the car they were super busy and instead of waiting in line, they let me drop off the keys and go to ensure I didn't miss my flight.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

My reservation was cancelled the DAY OF my reservation due to overbooking

2.0 Poor

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The rental car agency did not have a vehicle for me, even though this was a prepaid rental. I have not found a place on the Kayak app where I can request a refund, so I have asked my credit card company to file a claim to get the refund.

5.2 Fair

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The car had a tire with a small leak so I had to return it. The rental place was about 40 min from my home so very inconvenient. The young man at the desk was very very nice and apologized several times. He also didn't charge anything - of course I didn't use the car hardly at all due to the low tire pressure.

Cons:

Would have been difficult for anyone to know the tire had a leak as the low pressure warning didn't come on until after I left the dealership. Again, the young man was excellent.

1 out of 10

Budget

5.6

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

5.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

5.5

One location in Glendale

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Locations in Glendale

6666 West Bell Road

+1 623 878 3698

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday08:00 - 17:30

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2.8 Poor

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The price wasn’t that bad

Cons:

Upon drop off the staff was rude. The vehicle was a Dodge journey and had a blurry backup camera, the backseat was dirty upon pick up, the Bluetooth on the stereo was spotty and kept dropping connection and refusing to reconnect with my phone.

7.6 Good

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

We were given a car that had a leaking back tire. They filled it and sent us on our way. Had to return due to tire warning light turned back on the next day. This is cause of low review.

7.6 Good

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The price was the best in my area. I was given a nice car and it ran perfect. Very Good MPG. I will go back for my next rental if the price is still the best. Pick up/Drop off was quick.

Cons:

Tire light never went out even when I filled tires to recommended PSI. Seats were stained and the vehicle had a slight smokers smell. The smell didn't bother me but it might to other people. It's a rental car, what do you expect??? I took the option to have the empty tank filled when I dropped it off. It only needed a couple gallons but I was charged $30 for it to be filled. I thought they charged you for the amount they put in....Nope. Oh well, lesson learned!

8.0 Very good

Mar 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was nice, staff was friendly.

Cons:

It said online that I could rent a gps, but when I got to the location, I was told that they didn't have any. I wish that was posted on the website.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2023

KAYAK
I did not rent with budget. Hidden fees.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
They made pick up and drop off so easy

1 out of 2

Avis

4.0

Mediocre

6 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Glendale

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Locations in Glendale

6666 West Bell Road

+1 623 878 0113

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday08:00 - 17:30

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8.8 Very good

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Price!

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Wonderful service price and car,

Cons:

It was all good,

4.0 Mediocre

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Poor customer service, overall. Mary is not a type that should be at the front helping people. Pickup was frustrating to say the least, last time we will be picking up at that location

1 out of 1

Thrifty

5.2

2 locations in Glendale

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5044 W Cactus Rd

+1 877 283 0898

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30

6409 West Glendale Ave Suite A

+1 623 463 2378

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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6.0 Okay

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

izabella at the office at 51st ave and cactus-although the car wasnt avail till monday, she was prompt, gave good customer service and helped me out when i needed an extension of my rental

Cons:

i did not like the fact that i reserved the car 2 months ahead of time and didnt have a car when i arrived-had to wait 5 days for the car-not acceptable-shouldnt matter that it was spring training and nascar, i have never had this problem before and i have done this for years. what was really disheartening was the fact that i couldnt have my car at my offsite office, but for a mere $700 more i could have one at the airport-pretty crappy customer service-actually as many times as i was transfered on the phone, while trying to get help, i would say there was no customer service to speak of

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick return. Easy location.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing . I ended up NOT taking the car or renting from Thrifty at all.

Cons:

The customer service wasn't friendly. The car was dirty and smelled bad. The overall outside condition looked worn. The car looked like one you would get from a third-rate used car dealer.

6.0 Okay

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I really liked both salespersons who worked with me. Personable and helped me with questions.

Cons:

The car. Ford Fiesta seats beat my kidneys to a pulp within first 20 minutes of driving:( Also, car was so loud that I could not make necessary phone calls while driving--even with speakerphone and headphones. Lame!!

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I liked the fact they did. To try to upswell me into another vehicle.

4.8 Mediocre

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Izabele, the woman working the front desk, was wonderful. I would give her five stars, because she honestly did the best she could. She had called her manager the night before to get the 2 SUVs she needed (one for me, one for another customer). She called him again as soon as I arrived, to find out where they were. She kept on him, and gave me the updates he gave her (just a few minutes more, not long now, soon, etc). It is ABSOLUTELY NOT HER FAULT that her manager did not have the cars to her location when she needed them, or that he did not give her accurate information. She waived the fuel requirement for the rental as compensation for my four-hour wait.

Cons:

The manager did not have the cars at that location when I arrived for my scheduled 8 am pickup. He did not give his counter associate complete information when she called for updates, so from 8 am until nearly NOON, I was told "It should be here soon, just a few more minutes." I could tell she was just as frustrated as I was, especially when the next SUV customer arrived and was told there wasn't one available and may not be one available for quite some time. Apparently there was a tire problem with the car that they wanted to get checked out, which I appreciate, but I would have appreciated it more if he had told Izabele, so she could have let me know, rather than both of us getting annoyed with the manager for taking so long. As for drop-off, I had to do an after-hours drop-off, and there are two sets of instructions on the window with conflicting information, I followed them to the best of my ability, and I hope everything turned out right.

1 out of 4

Dollar

5.3

Fair

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One location in Glendale

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6409 West Glendale Ave Suite A

+1 623 463 2378

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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141 travelers who rented a car in Glendale gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.3

Car rental locations in or near Glendale

Good to know

Most popular agency

NU Car

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$53/day

Good deal

$43/day

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