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Mountain View car rentals from $24/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 Mountain View with a pick-up date of 3/5 and drop-off date of 3/26. 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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Mountain View car rental information

Pick-up locationMountain View
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations6
Airport locations0
Popular agenciesTuro, Avis, Budget

Cheap car rentals in Mountain View

Economy$24/day
Compact$31/day
Intermediate$31/day
Standard$31/day
Full-size$29/day
Minivan$31/day
Full-size SUV$34/day
Premium SUV$33/day
Intermediate SUV$28/day
Standard SUV$37/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Mountain View

  • Mountain View is an ideal place to begin a ride down the coast of California along the Pacific Coast Highway. You can soak in views of the Pacific from the cliffs of Big Sur, the beaches of Santa Barbara and Malibu, all the way through to Los Angeles and San Diego. Several Mountain View car rentals allow you to pick up the car in Mountain View and drop it off at another location, such as Los Angeles or San Diego. Since different cheap car rentals in Mountain View have different policies and availability, make sure you are clear and specific when arranging to pick up a rental in Mountain View and drop it off in another city.
  • If you are thinking of driving east of Mountain View to visit Sacramento, Stockton, or Modesto, consider cheap car rentals in Mountain View that are located on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay so that you can reduce the traffic hassle of getting across or around the bay. You can find some Mountain View car rentals such as Avis and Hertz that are on the eastern side of the bay and ideally located for heading inland from Mountain View.
  • The San Jose Mineta International Airport (SJC) is an ideal location for finding cheap car rentals in Mountain View. The airport is located just 15 minutes east of the city center of Mountain View. At SJC, you can find rental car agencies including Enterprise, Avis, Hertz, and Budget. The Rental Car Center at SJC is easy to find and access since it is across from Terminal B.
  • Mountain View may be in the heart of Silicon Valley, but there is more to the city than just the tech industry. About 30 miles to the southwest of the city lie the Santa Cruz Mountains, where visitors can spend the day kayaking, hiking, and mountain biking. At the northern border of the city is the San Francisco Bay where beachgoers can enjoy the Shoreline Lake Park or a walk along the Stevens Creek Pathway, which extends from the bay into the Cuernavaca neighborhood. Other city attractions include the Computer History Museum and the downtown shopping and dining area.
  • To get from the arrival terminals at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to the rental car center, simply follow the signs to the nearest AirTrain Blue Line stop and board the free shuttle train for the 5 to 7min ride to the car rental offices located at 780 N McDonnell Road. The AirTrain operates 24/7 and departs from each stop as frequently as once every 4min. There is an AirTrain Blue Line stop at every terminal.
  • Because of the city’s robust pedestrian and bicycle safety plan, drivers, walkers, and bikers can safely use the transportation network together. However, there are some particularly busy intersections that can be confusing for drivers, so use caution in these areas. Some intersections that are especially troublesome include Grant Rd & El Camino Real, West Middlefield Rd & Highway 237, and Central Expressway & Rengstorff Ave.
  • The morning rush hour throughout the San Francisco Bay area, including Mountain View, can last from around 6am to 10am. In the evening, you’ll find congested roadways from around 3pm to 7pm. Highway 101 is particularly notorious for having heavy traffic during rush hour, as it is a main route connecting the major cities in the Bay area. If you plan to visit San Francisco, San Jose or another nearby city during your stay, you would be well-served to try to schedule around the traffic no matter what route you plan to travel.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Mountain View for $33 or less
  • Book your rental car in Mountain View at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size rental cars in Mountain View are around 68% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Mountain View

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Mountain View?

    Convertibles make great car rentals in Mountain View because the weather tends to be mild year-round and the views are spectacular. You won’t be disappointed going for a drive along the scenic coast or through the magnificent mountains in a sporty vehicle with the top down. Another option that many travelers on a budget appreciate is a fuel-efficient sedan, especially if you’re planning some day trips outside of the city.

  • What’s the speed limit in Mountain View?

    The speed limit for the two major highways running through the city—Hwy 101 and CA-85—is 65mph. Other highways in the city have maximum speeds of 45mph to 55mph. Local primary arteries have speed limits of 35mph, while local roads in residential and business districts limit their speeds to 25mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Mountain View?

    For car rentals in Mountain View, there is plenty of free parking throughout the city, including in the downtown area where you’ll find on-street parking in addition to nine off-street lots and two garages. Visitors should note that there is a 2h time limit for most downtown parking on weekdays between 8am and 5pm. Shopping areas and entertainment venues (such as the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts) generally have their own free parking areas available for patrons.

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

    On average a rental car in Mountain View costs $44 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 Mountain View found in the last 2 weeks is $23.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Mountain View?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis ($35/day) and Budget ($36/day).

  • How much is gas price in Mountain View?

    The average gas price in Mountain View is $3.48 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Mountain View?

    Full-size (Dodge Charger or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Mountain View.

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

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

  • 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 Fox, Sixt, Advantage, Thrifty, Hertz, Dollar, Budget, E-Z Rent-A-Car, Alamo, and Europcar.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Mountain View?

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

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Mountain View?

    A Full Size car rental in Mountain View costs $25 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Mountain View?

    An Economy car rental in Mountain View costs $27 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Mountain View?

    A Standard car rental in Mountain View costs $33 per day, on average.

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

    On average a rental car in Mountain View costs $310 per week ($44 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Mountain View costs $1,330 per month ($44 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Mountain View?

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Mountain View?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 5 car rental agencies in Mountain View.

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

    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 Mountain View?

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

  • What Mountain View car rentals stay open late?

    If your Mountain View itinerary does not conform to a roughly 8:00 am to 8:00 pm schedule, consider cheap car rentals in Mountain View that have agencies located at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), even if you are not flying in. Mountain View car rentals tend to stay open the latest at SFO because those agencies cater to airplane passengers that might have to depart early or arrive late.

  • Can I list my kids as additional drivers when I rent a car in Mountain View?

    If you are traveling with your family in Mountain View, you can list your kids as additional drivers as long as they fulfill the same age and driver's license requirements as the renter. The renter and any additional drivers must be at least 21 years old and have a valid driver's license with a photo. You may be charged a daily Young Driver fee if you list someone under age 25 as an additional driver.

Mountain View car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

6.4

Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.2

Value for money

6.6

4 locations in Mountain View

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Locations in Mountain View

1901 El Camino Real

+1 650 623 0179

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

690 San Antonio Road

+1 650 493 0232

Monday07:30 - 11:3013:00 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 11:3013:00 - 17:30
Wednesday13:00 - 17:3007:30 - 11:30
Thursday07:30 - 11:3013:00 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 11:3013:00 - 17:30

816 San Antonio Rd

+1 650 739 0370

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

Ames Research Ctr

+1 650 623 0179

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The rental cars office closes at 12pm. We booked a rental at 12pm, but no one told us we have to be there exactly on time or earlier. We got to the rental station a bit after 12. Everything was closed, we had to get a rental somewhere else for a ridiculous expensive last minute price. You should tell püeople that the rental car station in Los Altos closes at 12pm

6.0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I needed to clean the windshield but there was no washing fluid in the tank. Next time I will check. I wasn’t told the office is closed on Saturday and since there were two notes in the window, one saying Open 9 -12 the other one Closed Saturday and Sunday I wasted half hour waiting

9.6 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and helpful

5.2 Fair

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Staff at Hertz Palo Alto were quite unhelpful. Among other things, they failed to provide minimum docs needed for drop-off.

6.8 Okay

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The price

Cons:

I spoke to Hertz at 8am and 1pm to confirm my reservation and let them know I would be picking the car up close to 5pm, and a guy called me at 3pm to tell me they do not have a car for me. I was irate. He was very easy going and basically said 'sorry, my hands are tied and there is nothing we can do.' I made this reservation a week in advance, and paid in advance to be sure I would have a car. This was unacceptable. I eventually was put in touch with the manager at this location and he found me a vehicle (mid size SUV, not full size) that I was able to pick-up at 5pm. Mani was helpful and he did find a vehicle, but this should not have happened. Mani said that he asked the 3rd party rep to shut-off reservations a week in advance because they were not going to have enough cars. They had 70 reservations and only 40 cars available. That's 30 people who had their days ruined due to the overbooking

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Daniel was awesome. I didn’t realize this location closed early. When he going out I was going to be late he waited for me. The entire team at this location is 5 stars. They also found a larger and better car for. Will definitely rent again. Thanks again for an exceptional service.

1 out of 11

Avis

9.3

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

9.3

One location in Mountain View

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Locations in Mountain View

2452 Old Middlefield Way

+1 650 969 2968

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Better hours on saturday. Closing at 1pm caused us to have to rebt an extra day.

8.0 Very good

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The car was not washed.

1 out of 1

Budget

8.8

Very good

18 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Mountain View

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Locations in Mountain View

2452 Old Middlefield Way

+1 650 969 3730

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

4230 El Camino Real

+1 650 424 0684

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
All good

7.2 Good

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

the car was a great size for our trip to the snow.

Cons:

there was not owner's manual in the glove box, and the tires were a little on the low side.

9.2 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Service and car were great

Cons:

initial pick up was difficult with the hertz counter being so far and there was a long lineup which made out wait longer

2.0 Poor

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

I booked a car on Kayak for my trip to San Jose, not knowing that Mountain View is far from the airport.

Cons:

There is no shuttle, or ride offered, from the San Jose Airport to the Budget Office in MV. When I called them they were unfriendly and unhelpful.

8.0 Very good

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Very happy they were able to accommodate a 1-way rental. Staff at both ends were very friendly and helpful. Overall, the car did very well, though there was some vibration at higher speeds - likely due to mismatch of tires or need for realignment.

1 out of 2

Sixt

7.4

Good

No reviews available

One location in Mountain View

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Locations in Mountain View

800 West El Camino Real

+1 888 749 8227

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

No score available yet

2 locations in Mountain View

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Locations in Mountain View

814 San Antonio Rd

+1 650 843 4990

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

891 E El Camino Real

+1 650 967 6800

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
ORDERED A 12 PASSENGER VAN FOR A GROUP OUTING, ORDERED CONFIRMED. AFTER SETTING EVERYTHING UP I GET A CALL THE NEXT DAY , SORRY WE DO NOT HAVE A VEHICLE FOR YOU, TAKE MY ORDER, CONFIRM MY ORDER, CANCEL MY ORDER "1 STAR"

9.6 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Not having to go to another store because the car they were suppose to have Waiting for me at their store Was not available

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick-up & drop-off were perfect! The site manager easily adjusted my pick-up time to match emerging changes in my travel plans.....and when one of our group developed a medical emergency which cancelled our trip outright, management re-did our One Way drop-off Weekly rate to become a 2 Day Local contract with no issues. The car was perfect and our travel would have been perfect as a result!

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Fantastic service & great car & people

2.0 Poor

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

not getting a car at all when I showed up to the rental on the day of because THEY WERE CLOSED, and then not receiving any discount in having to book another car myself within the hour of this happening. Absolutely horrible experience. Customer service not helpful at all.

6.0 Okay

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

From check-in, pick-up, and a personal drop off at our departure gate, the customer service was spectacular. I would definitely recommend this company.

Cons:

The rental car was a Jeep SUV and it was a horribly uncomfortable gas guzzler. I would definitely not recommend this car.

1 out of 4

108 travelers who rented a car in Mountain View gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car rental locations in or near Mountain View

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

$44/day

Good deal

$33/day

When to book a rental car in Mountain View

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