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Irvine Car Rental Information

Pick-up Location Irvine
Car Types Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, Minivan, Premium, SUV, Standard, Van
Rental Locations 9
Airport Locations 6
Popular Agencies Alamo, Enterprise, Hertz, Ace, Thrifty

Cheap Car Rentals in Irvine

Economy $24/day
Compact $25/day
Intermediate $25/day
Standard $26/day
Full-size $29/day
SUV $34/day
Minivan $35/day
Mini $33/day
Premium $38/day
Luxury $40/day
Convertible $43/day
Commercial $28/day
Van $28/day
Box truck $165/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Irvine payless
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Irvine payless
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Irvine payless
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Irvine payless
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Irvine enterprise
4 Adults, 2 Bags SUV car in Irvine enterprise
5 Adults, 5 Bags Minivan car in Irvine hertz
2 Adults, 2 Bags Mini car in Irvine thrifty
5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in Irvine alamo
5 Adults, 5 Bags Luxury car in Irvine enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags Convertible car in Irvine national
5 Adults, 5 Bags Commercial car in Irvine alamo
5 Adults, 3 Bags Van car in Irvine alamo
5 Adults, 2 Bags Box truck car in Irvine enterprise
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Irvine car rental reviews and directory

From $27/day
Rated #1
Enterprise
Best Rated
8.5 Excellent (12,818 reviews)
3 locations in Irvine
Enterprise
Locations in Irvine
18601 Airport Way
+1 949 253 9155
18700 Macarthur Blvd
+1 949 250 4294
9881 Research Dr
+1 949 753 0149
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Enterprise reviews in Irvine

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From $24/day
Rated #2
Hertz
Most popular
7.4 Good (3,838 reviews)
2 locations in Irvine
Hertz
Locations in Irvine
18601 Airport W. North
+1 949 224 6700
51 Auto Center Drive Ste A-4
+1 949 470 6016
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From $20/day
Rated #3
Economy Rent a Car
5.0 Okay (992 reviews)
1 location in Irvine
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Irvine
18800 Mac Arthur Blvd
+1 800 201 8088
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Allied
alliedcar
1 location in Irvine
Allied
Locations in Irvine
18800 MacArthur Blvd
+1 800 201 8088
From $25/day
Dollar
dollar
1 location in Irvine
Dollar
Locations in Irvine
18601 Airport Way
+1 866 434 2226
Europcar
europcar
1 location in Irvine
Europcar
Locations in Irvine
Go To Advantage Counter Situated In
+1 949 752 7832
Silvercar
silvercar
1 location in Irvine
Silvercar
Locations in Irvine
17752 Sky Park Circle STE 150
+1 855 359 2227
From $28/day
Stop Then Go Rent A Car
stopthengo
1 location in Irvine
Stop Then Go Rent A Car
Locations in Irvine
18001 Sky Park Cir
+1 949 222 0100
Super Cheap
supercheap
1 location in Irvine
Super Cheap
Locations in Irvine
18017 Sky Park Circle, Suite P
+1 949 752 6499
From $42/day
United Auto Rental
unitedautorent
1 location in Irvine
United Auto Rental
Locations in Irvine
18601 Airport W. North
+1 949 222 0222
From $6/day
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
zeeba
Cheapest deal
1 location in Irvine
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in Irvine
18601 Airport Way
+1 800 940 9332

Car Rental Locations in Irvine

Good to Know

Most Popular Agency Hertz
Most Popular Car Type Economy
Average price $34/day
Good deal $25/day

When to Book a Rental Car in Irvine

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Top Tips For Renting a Car in Irvine

  • From the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park in the northeast to the coast line in the south, Irvine has a lot to discover -- and why not pick the most convenient and flexible way to do so by choosing a car? Be at Laguna Beach in less than twenty minutes, or pack up the kids and drive to Disney World in Anaheim -- it is only a 20-minute car ride via the I-5 N. Also remember that California is a car-obsessed state and almost everybody owns one, so embrace the West Coast culture and drive along.
  • The closest airport to Irvine is John Wayne Airport in Orange County, which is about 4 miles away and only an 8-minute drive from Irvine’s center. The airport boasts its own rental car center with on-site agencies like Hertz, Alamo, and Enterprise. The center is located between terminal A and B on the arrivals level, close to the statue of the eponymous John Wayne.
  • Driving in Irvine is not much different than driving in many other US cities, but bear in mind that Californian drivers have a reputation to not adhere to passing in the left lane and simply choose a lane of their taste. Also, when changing lanes the blinkers are often not used, so always stay alert and don’t be surprised when someone cuts into your lane without indicating beforehand.
  • With most Californians owning a car, rush hours in Irvine can mean a fair amount of congestion and waiting times. Try to avoid the morning peak times between approximately 7:30 and 9am and 5 and 7pm. On weekends, there can also be heavy traffic, especially from Anaheim, mostly between 4-7pm when people return from family trips.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Irvine for $25 or less
  • Book your rental car in Irvine at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Irvine are around 6% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Irvine are around 46% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs About Renting a Car in Irvine

How much does it cost to rent a car in Irvine?

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

What is the most popular rental car in Irvine?

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

What is the cheapest car rental company in Irvine?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at U-Save ($15/day), Payless ($26/day) and Alamo ($28/day).

What is the best rental car company in Irvine?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Irvine are Enterprise (8.5, 12818 reviews), Hertz (7.4, 3838 reviews), and Super Cheap (10.0, 2 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Los Angeles Airport (LAX)?

Car rental companies onsite at Los Angeles Airport include Thrifty, U-Save, Enterprise, Hertz, Sixt, Dollar, Fox, Airport Van, Priceless and Budget.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Los Angeles Airport (LAX)?

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

What is the cheapest rental car location in Irvine?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at U-Save 3195 Airport Loop Drive 92626 (3 miles from city center).

How can I find car rentals near me in Irvine?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Irvine?

The SUV is still the king of the cars in California, and there is a good reason why. The weather in the state can throw everything at drivers, from blithering sunlight, to torrential rains, even to snow, and an SUV can handle all of the above with ease. It is also not too bulky and still a comfortable car to drive in the city as well.

What's the speed limit in Irvine?

When driving close to school or pedestrian zones as well as residential areas, the speed limit is 25 mph. On highways, speed limits are clearly marked on the right-hand side and are usually between 65 and 70 mph. Always adapt your speed to the road and weather conditions and slow down if the traffic requires it.

How are gas prices in Irvine?

Gas prices in Irvine are fairly high compared to other US cities, averaging in at around $3.50 per gallon. Try to find gas stations like Costco or Mobil which usually offer lower rates at around $3.15 to save some gas money. Gas prices tend to be cheaper altogether between 8 and 10am, before the stations raise their prices.

Where are the best places to park in Irvine?

Parking in red zones in Irvine is prohibited, so always check the signs and curb before parking the car. On-street parking is metered and can vary in time restrictions and prices, so always read the designated sign. Usually Sundays and public holidays are free. Alternatively, there are parking garages like Ace Parking or Irvine Towers where cars can also be parked over a longer period of time.