Palmdale car rentals

Palmdale car rentals

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Palmdale, CA
Nov 2 — Nov 9
Same drop-off
Palmdale, CA
Tue 11/2
Tue 11/9

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Palmdale car rental information

Pick-up locationPalmdale
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations5
Popular agenciesAvis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz

Cheap car rentals in Palmdale

Full-size SUV$94/day
Supplier choice$45/day
Standard SUV$85/day
Intermediate SUV$85/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Palmdale car rental reviews and directory

From $30/dayRated #1
Cheapest deal
Best rated
Most popular
8.2 Excellent (32 reviews)
2 locations in Palmdale
Locations in Palmdale
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 18 2021
Yes.Exterior of car was very dirty. Had doubts about interior being sanitized.
10.0 ExcellentSep 22 2020
The staff was very friendly and helpful. We requested a minivan because we were moving my daughters belongings cross county. When we arrived we were told that the van had a safety issue and couldn’t be driven. They were able to accommodate us with a SUVThe rental was in a KIA dealership. Apparently there had been a recall and everyone needed rental cars. It took over an hour to be checked out. The staff was overwhelmed but did a good job
10.0 ExcellentSep 22 2020
Service was excellent. They picked me up from home. Will use their service again.Everything good
9.2 ExcellentSep 9 2020
It could have smelled better but apart from that everything was great.
4.0 OkayMay 10 2019
Arrived at Hertz Palmdale as per directions at 12:30pm . I was initially served by Ms. Daisha Bates at approximately 1:45pm . Auto was delivered with front License Plate bent possible damage from Car Wash ? Interior smelled of tobacco and a cigarette butt was found on the floor. Left at 2:45pm .
8.4 ExcellentMay 9 2019
The staff was very friendly and professionalI waited over an hour to get the car that I wanted,.although I was not in a rush I would have liked for this process to have been a little quicker, seeing how I gave all of the information online.
2.0 MediocreDec 11 2018
Don't use Car Rental . comNothingI made a mistake on the reservation and called immediately, so Hertz cancelled, but Car Rental .com said they will still charge me. My daughter resubmitted for a rental (before I knew they would still charge me), then she went to pickup the car and there wasn't one reserved, so then they brought her one out that had candy stuck to the seats and smelled of smoke. She told the attendant, and he sprayed it with Fabreeze and considered this fixed. She cancelled the reservation. I will not go through a site for reservations again, only straight to National or Enterprise.
10.0 ExcellentOct 10 2018
Really good.I love Hertz, they gave me a dang good car and honored my AAA membership, so I didn't have to pay the under 25 fee. Who else does that? 10/10, would rent again.
5.2 OkayJan 2 2018
my pick up time was for 9 AM and I got the actual car at 11:15, not good
7.2 GoodAug 26 2017
Lost in the stormThe car was great for the price and drove over 1900 miles without a glitch.The staff in the pick up location was too busy talking and joking around to notice me, their computers crashed, my agent took another customer while helping me, they made me call my credit card company to get an authorization code or they would charge me twice and when I returned the car there was no record of me renting a car in their system.
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From $39/dayRated #2
7.2 Good (15 reviews)
2 locations in Palmdale
Locations in Palmdale
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  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 28 2021
Reliable reservation. New car selectionHad to wait for car to be cleaned. Would be nice that cars are ready to go
5.6 OkayMar 12 2020
The pick up wasn’t ready for me when I arrived, causing delays in my schedule. The fuel tank wasn’t full, causing me to stop and fill up as well.
2.0 MediocreAug 23 2019
NopeDemanded a utility bill in my name from the area I was renting from. I was visiting and needed to make a trip to Northern California and needed a larger vehicle than my personal one. And because I didn't have a credit card, and was paying with a debit card, with over $5000 balance in the bank.
10.0 ExcellentMay 19 2019
Jessica Thomas was great, she made me feel welcomed and confident with my car rentalEverything was great
6.0 GoodJul 27 2017
Gas mileage was good. People were friendly.Car was very dirty, smelled of cigarettes. Key fob died part way through rental (keyless start car, too). Did manage to get it working again, but customer service was not terribly helpful.
2.8 MediocreJan 31 2017
Dirty car, poor serviceThe only I thing I liked was the vehicle. It was a big vehicle and it was comfortable for the journey we took.We made a reservation for the vehicle and when the day got here to pick it up, it wasn't even ready. It only had a quarter of gas. Really dirty from the inside and outside. The guy told me that he was going to wash it and vacuum it. They took it to get washed and vacuumed but they did such a horrible job. Those people got a wash cloth and a bottle of spray and that was washing the car for them. Just horrible.
From $35/dayRated #3
7 Good (10 reviews)
2 locations in Palmdale
Locations in Palmdale
  • 6.4
  • 7.2
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  • 7.4
Recent reviews
9.2 ExcellentOct 7 2020
Picking up and dropping off was easy.The security deposit. Was told the amount went up to $250. That was perfectly fine. But not when you’re charged $250 on top of the rental price when you already prepaid the car.
10.0 ExcellentApr 16 2018
Pick up was quick and easy, as was drop off.Need later hours for pick up and drop off maybe 9 or 10 pm
7.6 GoodJun 16 2017
The staff was very friendly and helpful and I was in and out in a matter of minutes.
2.0 MediocreJun 10 2017
I did the reservation online, I drove to this location and they refused to rent me a car because the drop off was in a different location, I'm renting cars every month in Enterprise, never had any problems but this company is a total joke !!
7.2 GoodMar 29 2016
Interior had stains on every seat. Car was not washed.
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From $34/dayRated #4
6.5 Good (11 reviews)
2 locations in Palmdale
Locations in Palmdale
  • 6.7
  • 6.9
  • 6.5
  • 5.8
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
6.8 GoodDec 28 2018
Two Hours to pick up a car with a reservation!The staff were nice and the car I rented was nice as well.It took over an hour to get help when there were two agents and 3 customers. They did not have the car size reserved, so I either had to pay for a more expensive car or wait hours until someone returned a car my size. So I accepted the higher rate for a larger car, yet the car took over another hour to be ready.
5.6 OkayJul 11 2018
Convenient locationIt was near where I was staying so it was easy to get to.There was only one person working and there were a lot of customers waiting for a while. Also my rental car reeked of cigarette smoke but I didn't want to have to wait another 30 minutes to try to get a different vehicle so i just went with it.
10.0 ExcellentJan 6 2018
Victor is a great agent
2.0 MediocreAug 29 2017
Really just could not cateI got carTheir customer service is horrible. They have this chill attitude and it shows they don't care. They charged me extra insurance when I already had it and didn't take it off saying it was already done. Coming home from Davis, ca to the antelope valley (5 hour trip) the low tire pressure light came on, had to find a gas staton that had a working air machine and when I did, the car was telling me the wrong tire was low on preassure. This made me over inflate a tire so I had to take air out of that tire then figure out which tire had low air. All in all it was an hour out of my trip. When I told the service agent of this his only reply was "oh that sucked." You gave me a vehicle that had low tire pressure and gave me wrong information and all I get is a oh that sucked? Horrible service, don't rent from here.
10.0 ExcellentMay 17 2017
Excellent, fast, efficient service at the Palmdale CA location!
2.0 MediocreJan 11 2017
They charged me a $50 "drop off" fee Terrible service too
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From $32/dayRated #5
3.3 Mediocre (3 reviews)
1 location in Palmdale
Locations in Palmdale
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Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleOct 5 2021
They called me a night before my reservation and told me that sorry but they didn’t have a car for me. That was it and there was nothing they could do.
6.0 GoodSep 5 2016
The car was comfortable. Good power.Too much air freshener.
2.0 MediocreApr 26 2016
Terrible do not rent here----Nothing all terribleNo cars, the car that was rented to me was dirty smelled like wet dog and cigarettes and dog hair everywhere. Car wash not washed from interior also manager talks like a thug no language skills at all. I don't him you have another car he said s*** that's all we have. I will never ever rent from this location again. I rented at 5:30 pm and took it back at opening didn't even drive it 5 miles and still was charged also needed brakes. They have nothing but cheap old car buckets here. Go to enterprise better across the street in the auto center that's where I went and was excellent.
From $32/day
1 location in Palmdale
Locations in Palmdale
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71 travelers who rented a car in Palmdale gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

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Car rental insurance in Palmdale

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Palmdale car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Palmdale.


Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Palmdale car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Palmdale

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Palmdale for $34 or less
  • Book your rental car in Palmdale at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Palmdale are around 33% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Palmdale

  • Some car rental companies in Palmdale 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 Avis

  • On average a rental car in Palmdale costs $45 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis ($62/day), Budget ($70/day) and Enterprise ($77/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Avis 550 West Rancho Vista Blvd. 93551 (2 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Palmdale is $3.67 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $44 and $59, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Palmdale.

  • 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 Palmdale costs $35 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Palmdale costs $39 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Palmdale costs $44 per day, on average.

  • In Palmdale, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 438 Auto Vista Dr (2 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Palmdale costs $312 per week ($45 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Palmdale costs $1,338 per month ($45 per day).

  • 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!).