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Glendale, CA
Jun 20 — Jun 27
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Glendale car rental information

Pick-up locationGlendale
Rental locations9

Cheap car rentals in Glendale

$37/dayEconomy
$38/dayCompact
$48/dayIntermediate
$71/dayStandard
$53/dayFull-size
$115/dayMinivan
$101/dayFull-size SUV
$78/dayPremium
$93/dayLuxury
$76/dayStandard SUV
$79/dayIntermediate SUV
$92/daySupplier choice
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Glendale car rental reviews and directory

From $32/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
7.9 Good (35 reviews)
4 locations in Glendale
Enterprise
Locations in Glendale
1510 S Brand Blvd+1 818 244 6200
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
3850 Foothill Blvd+1 818 248 8922
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4442 York Blvd.+1 323 344 4343
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
827 S. Glendale Ave.+1 818 507 5933
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 7.9
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 7.4
  • 8
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMay 11 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful.Cons: Vehicle interior was very dirty
2.0 MediocreFeb 16 2021
Pros: N/aCons: The staff was only friendly for the purpose of up selling me. They were completely unhelpful with resolving the botched reservation. Instead they saw an opportunity to saddle with a “car class change” that cost more than the vehicle rental, this was predatory.
8.4 ExcellentAug 13 2020
Pros: I dropped car off after hours and that was so easy but then they charged me $15.02 for gas which I disputed. Alvin at L.A. location is helping me get refund as i returned car with same amount of gas as when I left(picked up) in LACons: I They had many upset customers when I arrived at enterprise to pick up car. I had to wait over 45 minutes and then luckily someone returned a SUV which is what I wanted. I had to way until they washed and sanitized it so another 10 minutes. Not enough cars for customers,lots of trucks but... If I get my refund soon I will yelp a better review.
4.4 OkayApr 17 2020
Pros: Nothing special.Cons: Need better service. Just an average rental place.
10.0 ExcellentJan 24 2020
Pros: Staff at the pick-up/drop-off location was super helpful and friendly!Cons: The only issue I had was that they were out of the car type I reserved but the staff was very helpful in offering a ride to another location that would have one in stock, I was just sort of impatient
9.2 ExcellentDec 23 2019
Pros: They checked us out and back in efficiently. The vehicle worked well. Staff were friendly.Cons: Nothing. All good.
4.8 OkayAug 14 2019
Cons: Long wait times dropping off and picking up. Got charged more than I was quoted but they refunded the difference after I noticed.
6.4 GoodAug 11 2019
Cons: The taxes and fees almost doubled the expected price when we picked up the van. The van had only a 1/4 tank of gas. The pickup and drop off also took a long time. We waited over an hour to get the van while it was being cleaned as well.
2.0 MediocreFeb 20 2019
Pros: Staff were friendlyCons: Don’t bother with buying insurance in advance as Enterprise won’t accept it. The location you’re sent to is wrong and the new location is a couple of blocks away. I rejected 3 vehicles and accepted the last only because I had to pick up family from the airport and was in a rush. Never again
10.0 ExcellentJan 23 2019
Pros: The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, and patient! Excellent customer serviceCons: Nothing that I noticed! They were wonderful
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From $25/dayRated #2
Hertz
Most popular
Cheapest deal
6.4 Good (42 reviews)
2 locations in Glendale
Hertz
Locations in Glendale
1001 South Brand Blvd+1 818 265 3805
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
1804 Hyperion Avenue+1 323 644 6987
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
  • 6.3
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  • 6.4
  • 6.4
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentDec 29 2020
Pros: Friendly rental employees, nice car, great deal!Cons: Was not offered to prepay for gas. Other than that, everything was great!
9.2 ExcellentOct 22 2020
Pros: Staff was nice. Process was quick. Car was good. I was 15 minutes late dropping off my car. They gave me a chance to fill the gas and bring it back with no extra charge. I really appreciate that.Cons: Wish the car is a little extra clean. It wasn’t bad. I wore gloves just to be extra cautious.
2.0 MediocreOct 18 2020
Pros: I arrived a few minutes before the time for which I had made my reservation. I waited outside because of Covid regulations, but an employee definitely saw me waiting. A few minutes later, at noon, the staff walked out, locked the door, told me they were closed and that I was too late. They were dismissive and very rude. They seemed to find my situation funny. I ended up walking to another car rental company. After two or three phone calls over a couple of days, and quite some time on hold, I was able to get my money refunded by Hertz. The customer service people I spoke to on the phone were generally helpful and polite.Cons: The reservation app shouldn’t allow people to make reservations close to closing time. I didn’t know, but the app should have told me to arrive earlier when I made the reservation. Employees on site should be trained to be helpful and polite. I will not use that Hertz office again, and I will not recommend it.
2.0 MediocreSep 23 2020
Pros: nothingCons: Maybe you could have provided the car I reserved instead of me waking up at 5 in the morning, driving to the airport, waiting in line, and your employee saying "Uh, sorry, we don't have your car".
2.0 MediocreSep 16 2020
Pros: NothingCons: Maybe they could have actually had the car I reserved
6.0 GoodJul 21 2020
Cons: I got stuck on a super highway and the car's spare was missing a part. It was the most scary experience with a kid.
9.6 ExcellentSep 6 2019
Pros: Quick in & out. Nice staff.Cons: Cleaner windows on inside
6.4 GoodJun 11 2019
Pros: The price was excellentCons: When I picked up the car, the agent refused to inspect car .He Claimed pictures of scrapes and dents of car would be emailed to me. Which never happened. He was very dismissive. I found out after dropping off car he need to inspect rental.
2.0 MediocreMay 21 2019
Cons: I received a call the evening before pickup telling me that there were no cars available for me to use. I am still waiting on a refund. Can you help me with this?
10.0 ExcellentJan 12 2019
Best car rental experience I've ever hadPros: The staff at Hertz on Hyperion Avenue in Los Angeles were genuinely friendly and incredibly professional. Their customer support was unparalleled, and it seemed everyone on staff liked working together. It was an altogether positive experience that my boyfriend and I remarked on repeatedly. Thanks!
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From $35/dayRated #3
Avis
10 Excellent (5 reviews)
2 locations in Glendale
Avis
Locations in Glendale
100 West Glenoaks Boulevard+1 818 551 4280
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
617 South Brand Boulevard+1 818 502 0264
Monday07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday07:30 - 16:30
Thursday07:30 - 16:30
Friday07:30 - 16:30
Saturday07:30 - 16:30
Sunday07:30 - 16:30
  • 10
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 2 2021
Cons: The car had not been washed but I was grateful for the upgrade. Thank you!
10.0 ExcellentMar 26 2021
Pros: pick up was smooth - rep was a happy go lucky guy, a pleasure to work with!Cons: parking lot was too full hard to park on my return - otherwise 100% satisfied.
10.0 ExcellentJul 14 2017
Great CarPros: Avis provided me with a fabulous car and great service on all counts. Thank you!
10.0 ExcellentJun 24 2017
No compact carsPros: I loved the patience that Charles showed in assisting my irate hubby --who expected a compact car when there were only SUVs. We were quoted a price of 118.00 for the wk on a compact and we had to leave with a 94.00 dollar a day Kia Sorrento. He was the star-- he kept his cool as he tried to help us as much as he possibly could. He exhibited true grace. Glendale Avis/Budget.Cons: We were quoted a price of 118.00 for the wk on a compact and we had to leave with a 94.00 dollar a day Kia Sorrento. Usually when there is no car available in the reservation the price stays the same and the car rental company takes the hit for not having the car in the class requested. Didn't think it was our fault there were no cars. Customer service was on par but company policy did not meet a gold standard.
From $34/dayRated #4
Budget
6.7 Good (14 reviews)
2 locations in Glendale
Budget
Locations in Glendale
100 West Glenoaks Boulevard+1 818 247 2405
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
617 S Brand Blvd+1 818 502 1842
Monday07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday07:30 - 16:30
Thursday07:30 - 16:30
Friday07:30 - 16:30
Saturday07:30 - 16:30
Sunday07:30 - 16:30
  • 6.4
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 15 2021
Pros: absolutely nothingCons: literally everything
6.0 GoodDec 16 2020
Pros: drop of was very easy and very friendly. And accommodating .They credit back the gas charge that was added by mistake.Cons: car I picked up in Glendale branch was very dirty I don t think they went through it at all . they gave us a car without a carwash. and half a tank gas!!!!!in this time of COVID we had to sanitize the car completely I had to get the car otherwise would not go with it! and enter data correctly so the customer does not have to go through the hassle of getting charges reverse.
5.6 OkayJan 4 2020
Pros: Convenient location, pickup and drop off experienceCons: Rental was expensive, wipers didn’t work well during rainstorm, car features dated
8.4 ExcellentNov 17 2019
Pros: Should pick up and drop of like enterprise rent a carCons: Pick up and drop off
8.8 ExcellentNov 3 2019
Pros: YesCons: Pick up and drop off like enterprise rent a car
3.6 MediocreSep 8 2019
Cons: The fittest car I have ever been. Wasn't cleaned, found disgusting things (dirty toe nail clippers, trunk full of mud)
10.0 ExcellentJul 15 2018
They always have my reserved car.Pros: For a few bucks less I had rented through Enterprise in Glendale to only find they don't have any cars after reserving online days earlier. Then when a car finally is available Enterprise hits the renter with the hard sell on insurance like they were selling aluminum siding. Budget always has the car I reserved, the manager is the smart and sweetest guy in the world, and they never try the hard sell.
5.2 OkayDec 31 2017
The price you book isn't the price you payCons: Was quoted a figure for booking the car for 2 days after much research. When I arrived at the car rental, the guy kept talking about all these extras that must be taken out with the car (not even optional) and eventually ended up paying DOUBLE (yes double!) the price originally quoted! Not happy at all but had no other option
10.0 ExcellentSep 4 2017
Pros: Great customer service, no lines, no drama, no upsell. Great experience!Cons: N/A
8.0 ExcellentJun 22 2017
Pros: Rep was very friendly, efficientCons: Glendale store is pretty shabby
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Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Glendale
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Glendale
3717 San Fernando Road
Recent reviews
96 travelers who rented a car in Glendale gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

Car rental locations in or near Glendale

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$37/day

Good deal

$28/day

When to book a rental car in Glendale

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Glendale

  • Car rentals in Glendale will be more convenient than relying on public transit due to the limited routes provided in the area, and the high number of connections you would need to make in order to visit other cities in the Los Angeles metropolitan area or in downtown Los Angeles. While a drive to downtown Los Angeles generally takes about 15min in a personal vehicle, the public transit averages 50min. If you are planning a beach trip, such as visiting nearby Santa Monica, you will be able to pack more materials and food in a personal vehicle than if you relied on bus transport. 
  • Glendale and the Los Angeles metropolitan area are serviced by Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which offers Glendale car rentals at the rental car facilities located off-site. Take the purple rental car shuttle bus from outside the baggage claim at any of the terminals to and from the rental car building.
  • Due to the consistently warm weather, many people ride bikes in Glendale. Check your mirrors and blind spots before making any turns, especially when you are turning across a bike lane. When you are parking, double-check your mirror before opening your door to ensure you are not blocking a cyclist who is riding in the lane next to your parking spot. Glendale also has a law against eating or drinking while you are driving, so be sure to get your fill before you are behind the wheel.
  • As one of the major Los Angeles suburbs, Glendale shares many of its driving traits with the entire metropolitan area. Following the rush hour traffic of Los Angeles, the highways surrounding Glendale are generally busiest around 7am-10am and 4pm-7pm. Weekends can also see heavy traffic after 11am, particularly if the nearby professional sports teams are hosting a game. In general, check the traffic in the hours leading up to your travel time and anticipate traffic at some point. The freeways surrounding Glendale are frequently busy and dramatically impacted by rush hour traffic. 
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Glendale for $28 or less
  • Book your rental car in Glendale at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Glendale are around 38% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Glendale

  • Some car rental companies in Glendale which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Enterprise and Budget

  • On average a rental car in Glendale costs $37 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($53/day), Avis ($79/day) and Enterprise ($93/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Budget 100 West Glenoaks Boulevard 91202 (1 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Glendale is $3.36 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $40 and $54, depending on the car size.

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

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

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

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

  • A Economy car rental in Glendale costs $27 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Glendale costs $31 per day, on average.

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

  • In Glendale, cars are most frequently rented at Priceless 9620 Airport Boulevard (15 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Glendale costs $257 per week ($37 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Glendale costs $1,103 per month ($37 per day).

  • Since you will rarely encounter anything besides sunny weather, and will likely find yourself in traffic if hoping to access Los Angeles, the recommended car rentals in Glendale are economy or compact cars. Not only will this save you money on gas with better mileage than a large vehicle, but it will also give you parking flexibility and maneuverability for busy streets in Glendale or downtown Los Angeles.

  • The freeways surrounding Glendale typically have speed limits of 65mph, though you will rarely find yourself reaching this speed if you travel during rush hour. If traffic is moving freely, you will often find that the flow of traffic travels about 5mph faster than the posted limit. Within Glendale, residential areas have a maximum speed limit of 25mph, with many posting lower limits in quieter neighborhoods. City streets range from 25mph to 35mph, with major roads like Brand Boulevard posting limits of 40mph. Though you might be able to get away with going 5mph over the limit on freeways, stay at or slightly below the posted limits within Glendale, as the police keep a sharp lookout for commuters speeding through a shortcut around rush hour traffic. 

  • The average price for a gallon of gas in Glendale is about $3.35, with lower prices typically found at the ARCO on San Fernando Road. Even though it is only about 20 miles away, the average price of gas in Los Angeles is much higher, reaching about $3.55 per gallon. If you are returning your vehicle to Los Angeles International Airport, you will likely save money by filling up in Glendale before topping off near the rental car return center.

  • There are three parking structures owned by the City of Glendale within the downtown area, each offering the first 90min of parking for free. These structures are the Exchange on Artsakh Avenue with about 700 spots, the Marketplace Structure one block away with nearly 1,100 spots, and the Orange Street structure with over 600 spots. The hourly rate after your first 90min is about $2 per hour at all three structures.

  • 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!).