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Pasadena, CA
May 17 — May 24
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Pasadena car rental information

Pick-up locationPasadena
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations12
Popular agenciesHertz, Thrifty

Cheap car rentals in Pasadena

$45/dayEconomy
$47/dayCompact
$55/dayIntermediate
$53/dayStandard
$52/dayFull-size
$102/dayMinivan
$77/dayFull-size SUV
$63/dayPremium
$76/dayLuxury
$48/daySupplier choice
$59/dayIntermediate SUV
$60/dayStandard SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Pasadena car rental reviews and directory

From $27/dayRated #1
Hertz
Most popular
Best rated
Cheapest deal
8.1 Excellent (34 reviews)
1 location in Pasadena
Hertz
Locations in Pasadena
2070 East Colorado Blvd+1 626 578 0443
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
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Recent reviews
6.0 GoodJan 6 2021
Cons: Pick-up took so long and had to wait more than 45 min.
10.0 ExcellentAug 6 2020
Pros: Staff was very friendly and helpful.Cons: It went very smoothly. I can’t think of a suggestion.
4.4 OkayFeb 27 2019
Pros: drop off was easyCons: I made a reservation for a compact vehicle. When I arrived at the hertz location to pick up the vehicle, I was told that all of the compact vehicles had been taken. My only option was to upgrade and spend more money that wasn't exactly in my budget.
2.0 MediocreFeb 19 2019
Cons: Reservation did not register with company bc it was done via a third party so there was not a car available for me.
2.0 MediocreApr 15 2018
Rent a wreckCons: First they wanted to give me an unwashed and uncleaned car. The second car looked like somone spilled something (hopefylly not bodily fluids) on the pessenger seat. The counter agent told me that they cannot detail the car. From the outside the car was scratched, scraped, dinged, felt like a rent a wreck for half the price. It took over an hour to get the car and get on my way
2.0 MediocreMar 19 2018
Rented the car out from under meCons: I indicated that I would be coming to pick up the car around midday, but due to a change of plans I came in the afternoon, only to be told they'd already rented out the car I'd reserved and that there were no others on the lot. The staff made no effort to show any kind of sympathy for my plight, and instructed me to call their corporate headquarters to cancel my reservation -- which I was then told I could not do because it was after my pickup time, although I was also told the car should have been held for me until the end of the day. Was eventually able to get my money back, but was ignored by Pasadena staff the whole time. Were it not for the presence of an Enterprise rental agency down the street, my entire trip would have been ruined. I will never rent from Hertz again.
7.2 GoodFeb 23 2018
Pros: In and out fast.Cons: Just a so-so car.
10.0 ExcellentJan 24 2018
Great work!Pros: Friendly & knowledgable staff!
10.0 ExcellentDec 8 2017
Pros: W liked the complimentary upgrade. We appreciated the complimentary gift card for a quarter of a tank of gas on the next rental when we returned the car with the tank full of gas.
10.0 ExcellentAug 3 2017
Exceptionally satisfied.Pros: They took me a about 45 minutes early and got me out the door quickly. They were polite and efficient. I got a slight upgrade for whatever reason and was pleased. Needed to keep the car an additional day and it was very easy to do over the phone and for a reasonable fee. They got me in and out upon return in about 5-7 minutes. WOW!Cons: Nothing
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From $33/dayRated #2
Enterprise
9.1 Excellent (28 reviews)
5 locations in Pasadena
Enterprise
Locations in Pasadena
1060 S Fair Oaks Ave+1 626 441 7033
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
1890 East Colorado Blvd+1 626 405 0900
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2336 E Foothill Blvd+1 626 714 3485
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
3540 E Colorado Blvd+1 626 432 6688
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
665 Lincoln Ave+1 626 568 8445
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
  • 9.1
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentFeb 18 2020
Pros: The staff was nice, knowledgeable, and helpful. I was in and out, very pleasant experience.
10.0 ExcellentAug 16 2019
Pros: Staff
10.0 ExcellentAug 10 2019
Pros: Staff were quick, friendly and very helpful. Upgrade to a better car, a Mini convertible, was very much appreciated.Cons: Nothing comes to mind!
10.0 ExcellentAug 6 2019
Pros: The staff were extremely friendly and personable. It was an efficient positive experience!
10.0 ExcellentJul 20 2019
Pros: The staff was very friendly when I picked up the car and when I dropped it off.Cons: I think that on a Friday evening you should have more than 2 people working.
10.0 ExcellentMar 12 2019
Pros: Staff was very friendly and extremely helpful.Cons: Nothing really. There was a mo. Up but the staff covers the situation so smoothly it was beautiful
2.0 MediocreJan 14 2019
Cons: The type of car I paid for wasn't available. They offered an alternative which was old and beat up. They were unwilling to upgrade me as supposedly the upgrades cost more than I was worth,even though I've rented with the same agency many times in the past. Went to another Enterprise agency down the road...the experience was even much much worse. I'm switching to Avis, after being a faithful Enterprise customer for many years.
7.2 GoodJan 6 2019
Terrible wait time and inaccurate infoPros: Car was clean and functional.Cons: When we got there they said it would be 30 minutes for a car. It actually took about two hours to get the vehicle.
10.0 ExcellentJul 25 2018
Great Service at Enterprise in PasadenaPros: Friendly, fast, professional service at Lincoln ave, Pasadena, CA Enterprise location. In and out in 10 mins. good car selection and convenient and easy to maneuver lot. High marks!Cons: Mexico daily insurance is only sold at an Enterprise location in San Diego airport. It is ok, not a big deal, but it did require an extra stop.
8.4 ExcellentMay 11 2017
Pros: The car was perfectCons: The taxes for under 25 are too high
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From $30/dayRated #3
Thrifty
8.6 Excellent (14 reviews)
1 location in Pasadena
Thrifty
Locations in Pasadena
3500 E Colorado Blvd+1 626 449 0012
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 28 2021
Cons: Absolutely perfect
10.0 ExcellentApr 28 2021
Cons: Absolutely perfect
10.0 ExcellentMar 31 2021
Pros: Price and customer serviceCons: If there was parking available for my own car while I was renting. But I realize that’s a lot, that shouldn’t be expected.
4.0 OkayMar 21 2021
Pros: good on gas.Cons: Thrifty is crooked -- no business competing head to head with the majors. FALSE ADVERTISING: exact same rate minus $1 vs competitors, BUT Thrifty DOES NOT include LIABILITY like all the others (I had to pay $12day), AND Thrifty has a mileage cap -- NEITHER of which was discoverable at time of booking, no thanks KAYAK!!! My $60 2-day rental wound up costing me $127, plus $25 in lyfts going the extra distance to the branch location. I am a sucker -- don't you be too! Hertz may seem $10 or even $20 more for comparable, but it's still a deal if you're going to drive more than 100 miles per day and don't have your own car insurance. To top it all off, the crooked guy who handled the return tried to gouge me for an extra 5c per overage mile -- he pointed to excess miles at 40c/mi and i said waitaminute, it's 35. he said, "no that's what he told you..." except i hadn't said he'd told me, he was just trying to get away with it. then he said "ok, i'll put it back..." again, admitting it had been 35c until he tried to gouge me on the spot. by far the most bare-bones rental i've ever gotten, at twice the usual pice -- not even power windows or locks!!! Absolutely crooked -- BEWARE.
10.0 ExcellentAug 31 2019
Pros: Easy drop off and pick up, great staff, good price
6.0 GoodAug 6 2019
Pros: Staff was friendlyCons: Extra fees for driving over 100 miles
9.6 ExcellentMay 27 2019
Cons: The car did not have electric locks which is crazy in 2019
2.0 MediocreMay 14 2018
Closed earlyCons: I selected a 6 p.m. pickup time. Turns out that this office closes at 6 p.m., and they mean it. Their office is hidden at the back corner of a courtyard - by the time I found it at 6:05 the lights were out, the door was locked, and nobody answered the phone. Maybe don't offer a 6 p.m. pickup time if you plan to flee the office at 5:59?
10.0 ExcellentOct 26 2017
Pros: Needed a car for the weekend and Thrifty was the most affordable. Place was easy to find (same parking lot as Holiday Inn). Picking up the car was quick (no lines) and painless (representative was friendly and didn't push additional services/insurance).
10.0 ExcellentFeb 20 2017
Inexpensive and easy!Pros: I first looked at what it would cost for an Uber for my designation and back. It was going to be about $80 each way ($160). I was able to book this rental for $30 for a full day. Thrifty was able to quickly pull my reservation up and get me out the door in about 15 minutes. When I returned the car there were no additional surprise fees and checkin was just as great!
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From $33/dayRated #4
Budget
8 Excellent (16 reviews)
2 locations in Pasadena
Budget
Locations in Pasadena
570 North Lake Avenue+1 626 578 1287
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
665 South Arroyo Parkway+1 626 304 9445
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
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  • 7.8
Recent reviews
8.4 ExcellentSep 22 2020
Pros: Staff was greatCons: Got the first car and it reeked of cigarette smoke, asked for a new vehicle and was given a new one, but it still had a smell(although much less obvious) of cigarette smoke. Other than that, good experience
6.0 GoodNov 25 2019
Cons: They did not start cleaning the car until after we finished the rental paperwork.
6.0 GoodMay 19 2017
Pros: good mileageCons: At dropoff in Los vegas, they tried to overcharge me even though I had a written receipt from pick up. They wouldn't call pickup location to confirm my receipt until I made a fuss. Wouldn't apologize for the false overcharge, just said the computer made a mistake. BAD CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE!!
10.0 ExcellentMar 31 2017
Pros: Great place to rent -- very personable and easygoing staff. No problems at all.
4.0 OkayJan 29 2017
Cons: Cheating on gas (tank not really full when picking up the car)
6.0 GoodDec 28 2016
Pros: Convenient.Cons: Did not help me with the obvious booking error.
2.0 MediocreDec 24 2016
Pros: Not much to like about the experience other than they had a car.Cons: They claimed not to have the car I reserved despite there being many other cars if that type on the lot. The car I got had little luggage room, was dirty inside, had many stains, the ventilation smelled of mold, there was wheel bearing noise. Avoid this site like the plague, you have been warned!
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From $33/dayRated #5
Avis
7.2 Good (9 reviews)
2 locations in Pasadena
Avis
Locations in Pasadena
570 North Lake Avenue+1 626 449 6122
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
665 South Arroyo Parkway+1 626 304 9432
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 7.1
  • 6.8
  • 7.3
  • 8
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentFeb 1 2020
Pros: Staff in Pasadena was helpful and friendly.
2.0 MediocreJan 24 2020
Cons: Unable to pick up car, they closed earlier than the time I choose online, 2 pm and I needed 5 pm. Talked to 5 agents and called 3 times before I got a refund. Bad start to my vacation
8.4 ExcellentAug 22 2017
Pros: it was blazing fastCons: the Mileage Cap
10.0 ExcellentApr 6 2016
Pros: quick + easy drop off. no problems.Cons: n/a
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All Rite
1 location in Pasadena
All Rite
Locations in Pasadena
1150 East Colorado Blvd626-564-1111
Recent reviews
101 travelers who rented a car in Pasadena gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.4

Car rental locations in or near Pasadena

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$37/day

Good deal

$30/day

When to book a rental car in Pasadena

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Top tips for renting a car in Pasadena

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Pasadena for $30 or less
  • Book your rental car in Pasadena at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Pasadena are around 51% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Pasadena

  • Some car rental companies in Pasadena 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 Thrifty

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

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($52/day) and Thrifty ($102/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Thrifty 3500 E Colorado Blvd 91107 (4 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Pasadena is Enterprise (8.7, 54 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Pasadena is $3.25 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $39 and $52, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Pasadena.

  • 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 Pasadena costs $34 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Pasadena costs $36 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Pasadena costs $33 per day, on average.

  • In Pasadena, cars are most frequently rented at Priceless 9620 Airport Blvd. (19 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Pasadena costs $259 per week ($37 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Pasadena costs $1,108 per month ($37 per day).

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