Riverside car rentals

Riverside car rentals

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Riverside, CA
Dec 12 — Dec 19
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Riverside, CA
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Riverside car rental information

Pick-up locationRiverside
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations14
Airport locations1
Popular agenciesBudget, Avis, Hertz

Cheap car rentals in Riverside

Economy$30/day
Compact$30/day
Intermediate$28/day
Standard$29/day
Full-size$30/day
Minivan$61/day
Premium$44/day
Supplier choice$31/day
Standard SUV$38/day
Intermediate SUV$41/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Riverside car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

7.5

Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.9

3 locations in Riverside

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from $43/day

Locations in Riverside

2936 E La Cadena Dr

+1 951 687 2357

Monday08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday08:30 - 16:30
Thursday08:30 - 16:30
Friday08:30 - 16:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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6741 Gemende Dr.

+1 951 687 2357

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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7777 Indiana Avenue

+1 951 687 2357

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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10.0 Excellent

Dec 2022

KAYAK
Employees in Riverside helped me set up the Bluetooth connection to my phone. They were so helpful and nice!!

4.0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The guy was pretty stuck up. Like he had better things to do besides helping me.

Cons:

My car SHOULD have been ready. But I had to wait about 35 minutes to leave the parking lot

2.8 Mediocre

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Impolite office staff, tied up on the phone and when free would not help immediately. There were NO cars available!

8.0 Excellent

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was promptly available. Staff friendly.

Cons:

There was no hanger for clothes which I thought was strange - had to lay them on the back seat eliminating any area for extras.

3.6 Mediocre

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The Riverside, CA staff were rude and rented me an older, dirty SUV with body damage. I dropped the vehicle off in Hurst, TX where the staff were friendly, but I had to wait over an hour to just return the keys. There were no additional fees, which was the one thing that matched my expectations.

8.0 Excellent

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Didn’t like that l had to have a credit check and a $200 deposit put on my card since I prepaid for my rental. That information wasn’t shared with me when booking, I would have used a different method of payment.

1 out of 9

Budget

7.3

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

7.5

2 locations in Riverside

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from $60/day

Locations in Riverside

1521 University Avenue

+1 951 787 0633

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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6183 Magnolia Avenue

+1 951 781 9512

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Kayak sucks, Budget sucks, it all sucks

Cons:

They could have had a car available for my reservation...they didn't have a car, and didn't seem to care!

8.8 Excellent

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly an helpful

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Perfect van for our needs.

5.6 Okay

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Our reservation was for one charge and the charge on our credit card was twice as much. We are disputing it with our credit card company. Not happy.

10.0 Excellent

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Girl at counter was very pleasant.

10.0 Excellent

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Return was similarly quick and easy (but returned to a different location).

1 out of 5

Avis

7.2

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

7.6

2 locations in Riverside

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from $61/day

Locations in Riverside

1521 University Avenue

+1 951 787 0646

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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6183 Magnolia Avenue

+1 951 781 3464

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

they did not have the vehicle I booked. they did not have a single SUV. I had to book elsewhere in a rush. they are overbooking. never again with Avis

9.6 Excellent

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

There was no car available when I arrived at Avis.

8.0 Excellent

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The pick up was quick I was in and out in minutes.

Cons:

The drop off was slow took about 15 minutes of me standing around for the clerk to process my return.

4.4 Okay

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff did everything she could to accommodate me as my original reservation was not honored.

Cons:

Cleaner cars...

2.4 Mediocre

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

The car was filthy

9.2 Excellent

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenient location

Cons:

Only two cars available--a sporty mustang convertible or a big SUV.

1 out of 4

Enterprise

6.3

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.3

Value for money

6.2

4 locations in Riverside

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from $75/day

Locations in Riverside

12697 Magnolia Ave

+1 951 343 2690

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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1788 University Ave

+1 951 321 4130

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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6200 Van Buren Blvd Ste 103

+1 951 710 5125

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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8155 Indiana Ave

+1 951 354 0254

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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4.0 Okay

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Created a vehicle reservation not only once but 3xs to only get calls later and find out there were no vehicles available.

8.0 Excellent

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Wiper fluid did not dispense.

2.0 Mediocre

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

They did not have any cars they could give me. They said it was all sold out without helping me find an alternative.

Cons:

Be more helpful in finding solutions for customer instead of just saying we don’t have the vehicle, too bad, we can’t help you...

2.0 Mediocre

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The Carr rental place decided to close early on Friday so I wasn't able to get my car rental. Had to end up calling Enterprise who sent me to another location that had NO CARS. I ended up having to drive to an airport location and ended up paying more.

2.0 Mediocre

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff weren’t helpful at all. The location my reservation was booked was closed due to covid. There wasn’t anybody I could reach by phone. There was a sign on the door saying to go to another location. By the time I arrived, and waiting in line, they said they booked me as a no show. Again, no phone answers, poor customer service, when I asked for help with other locations that can get my rental, they told me to google it.

Cons:

Every single aspect of that experience could have been better.

2.0 Mediocre

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Location Closed

Cons:

Everything.

1 out of 7

Thrifty

6.5

Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.4

One location in Riverside

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Locations in Riverside

7777 Indiana Avenue

+1 951 687 2357

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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Easirent

4.4

Okay

No reviews available

Cleanliness

4.8

Comfort

5.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.3

Value for money

4.7

One location in Riverside

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Locations in Riverside

Riverside Municipal Airport

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116 travelers who rented a car in Riverside gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.9

Car rental locations in or near Riverside

Good to know

Most popular agency

Turo

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$53/day

Good deal

$42/day

When to book a rental car in Riverside

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Top tips for renting a car in Riverside

  • If you use a train to travel to Riverside, California, you will arrive at the Riverside-Downtown Train Station. While no car rental offices operate in the terminal, you can still rent a car quickly. Companies such as Hertz, Budget, Enterprise, and Avis provide a pick-up and drop-off service. These cheap car rentals in Riverside usually pick you up at the expansive parking lot in the train station. If you can't order a car and need to get an office, the closest car rental offices to the train station are along the Riverside Freeway in locations like Riverside Junction.
  • Riverside holds several annual events that call for road closures and temporary congestion in the downtown area. For example, A Salute to Veterans Parade Downtown Riverside, a festival that honors former and active veterans, takes place in April. It features traffic on Brockton Avenue and 14th Street. In October, Ghost Walk Riverside is responsible for the closure of Main Street. Consequently, traffic builds up in the downtown area. In November, Riverside hosts the Riverside Festival of Lights. With an audience of over 70,000 people, the event renders several roads inaccessible. These include Main Street and Mission Inn Avenue.
  • Acquiring a vehicle from the cheap car rentals in Riverside makes it easy to explore the numerous in and around the city. Consider driving to San Bernardino to learn about America's rich fast-food history in the Original McDonald's Site and Museum. It takes about 15min to travel from Riverside to San Bernardino. You can also drive for about 50min to cover the approximate 40mile distance from Riverside to Anaheim. In Anaheim, enjoy you're a walk through the Disney California Adventure Park or let young ones have fun in the children's playground located on site. Alternatively, you can get to Los Angeles, about 55 miles away, after a 1h 15min drive. The city is a powerhouse of tourist attractions with sites like Universal Studios Hollywood and Petersen Automotive Museum.
  • Using services from Riverside car rentals, you can improve your tourist experience by driving to nearby Chino Hills State Park, situated around 26.7 miles from the city of Riverside, where you can appreciate migrating wildlife and lovely botanical sceneries. When traveling for business or preferring to stay within the town, getting a service from car rentals in Riverside allows you to easily access various tourist attractions, such as Mount Rubidoux.
  • You can get to Riverside via the Ontario International Airport (ONT), which conveniently sits about 20 miles from the city. It has a Rental Car Center with multiple services offered, including Avis, Budget, Hertz, Alamo, Dollar Rent-A-Car, Thrifty, and Enterprise. You can move from the passenger terminal to these providers for car rentals in Riverside using the shuttles that operate every 5-20min. Its pick-up and drop-off points for Terminals 2 and 4 are found at the Terminal islands, while you can get the shuttle in front of the building when coming via the International Arrivals Facility.
  • State Route 60, Interstate 215, and State Route 91 are three major freeways that merge with numerous roads and streets for convenient transportation within and outside the city. Pay attention to winter weather, because the city experiences snow, hail, and rain. It is advisable to carry a flashlight and a supply kit in case of emergencies since the cold and wet conditions create black ice, increasing the risk of accidents.
  • Riverside has a morning rush hour from around 6am to 8:30am, with the peak congestion from about 7am to 7:30am. In the evening, traffic usually is from 5pm to 8pm. The freeways can be heavily congested, such as the State Route 91, which almost resembles a parking lot when moving between Corona and Riverside. If you have urgent business, such as catching a flight, leave some hours earlier and safely pass the extra time at or near the airport to avoid significant traffic delays.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Riverside for $42 or less
  • Book your rental car in Riverside at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Riverside are around 14% cheaper than other car types, on average

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