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Sacramento, CA
May 12 — May 19
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Sacramento car rental information

Pick-up locationSacramento
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations40
Airport locations19
Popular agenciesDollar, Avis

Cheap car rentals in Sacramento

$33/dayEconomy
$34/dayCompact
$35/dayIntermediate
$36/dayStandard
$37/dayFull-size
$49/dayFull-size SUV
$41/dayPremium
$36/dayCompact SUV
$37/dayIntermediate SUV
$41/dayStandard SUV
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Sacramento car rental reviews and directory

From $42/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.2 Excellent (131 reviews)
11 locations in Sacramento
Enterprise
Locations in Sacramento
1409 16th Street+1 916 444 7600
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2600-b Auburn Blvd+1 916 481 2400
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
2630 Broadway+1 916 330 5185
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2700 Arden Way+1 916 486 9900
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4107 Northgate Blvd+1 916 927 8900
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4732 Auburn Blvd+1 916 349 8100
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
5941 Power Inn Road+1 916 381 3300
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
6327 Aviation Dr+1 833 823 5639
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
6327 Franklin Blvd+1 916 428 1800
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
6525 Elvas Ave+1 916 453 1100
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
7407 Roseville Rd+1 916 339 3600
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayFeb 25 2021
Cons: I requested a SUV and i got a smaller car that smells
4.0 OkayDec 6 2020
Cons: Kayak quoted me around $400 to rent a car for the specified period of time. When I arrived at the Enterprise location, they told me that the cheapest option they had available was going to cost around $900 (including insurance). I had no choice because of the situation I was in, but I was incredibly disappointed that Kayak's quote was so far off. If I had known it would have cost that much, I absolutely would not have rented from this location. I will probably not be using Kayak anymore.
10.0 ExcellentNov 1 2020
Pros: Great customer service and everything was ready.Cons: Offer discount for future rentals.
5.6 OkayOct 6 2020
Pros: The drop off is stressful being charged for extra days
8.0 ExcellentOct 4 2020
Pros: Friendly staffCons: Car smelled like cigarette smoke.
2.0 MediocreAug 30 2020
Cons: I reserved a car and they didn't have any cars.
8.4 ExcellentAug 12 2020
Pros: Yes, nice and quick.Cons: The cost of my rental car was twice the amount of my flight...honestly!!
3.6 MediocreJun 22 2020
Pros: It was a bit busy, but staff worked fast to try and get everyone out. So customer service was okay. I liked that they were working to serve everyone.Cons: Cars need to be cleaned between customers. If I did not need the car for only a few hours and I didn't already spend 45 minutes checking the car out, I would not have accepted that car. "Enhanced cleaning" had a lot of dead bugs all over the front of the car and dirt and rocks in the truck bed. Like lots of dirt and rocks. Enterprise does not care for repeat customers.
4.4 OkayJun 15 2020
Cons: The cleanliness of the car was disgusting!!! I had to be given another car which was much better than the first car. The return of the car was ridiculous as there were no place to return it other than on the streets. I would never recommend this place to anyone. The only thing that was right was the assistant manager Ryan K. he was kind and really did a good job in making me the customer satisfied. His customer service and his alone was excellent!! He needs a bonus, you should hire more people like him who are willing to keep customers happy.
3.6 MediocreSep 9 2019
Cons: Ripped me off, I will never go there again, gio is dishonest and was not provided with what was promised! Bad business and I would NEVER recommend this place to a friend!!
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From $45/dayRated #2
Budget
7.8 Good (172 reviews)
4 locations in Sacramento
Budget
Locations in Sacramento
1813 Fulton Avenue+1 916 973 8122
Monday08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday08:00 - 15:00
Thursday08:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 15:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
500 12th Street+1 916 688 9114
Monday08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday08:00 - 15:00
Thursday08:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 15:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
6420 Mcnair Circle+1 916 922 4789
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
901 16th Street+1 916 447 1805
Monday08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday08:00 - 15:00
Thursday08:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 15:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodApr 21 2021
Pros: Drop off easyCons: Got there to pick up the car at 7am and agent was not there yet. Took 45 minutes to get the car. 😆
4.0 OkayApr 16 2021
Pros: Staff was non existent. Only one guy working the counter at check in and it took us about 45 minutes in line. No one was there when we dropped off car. We waited for a bit but then had to leave to catdh our flight.Cons: More staffing
10.0 ExcellentMar 31 2021
Pros: Everything went very well.Cons: We were not offered any choices among cars or any possible upgrades.
2.0 MediocreMar 16 2021
Pros: Budget was closed after I called and said I would be late (they said they would Stu open till I get there)Cons: After hours customer service
2.0 MediocreMar 14 2021
Cons: We were never given a walk thru and didn’t know the car they gave us had scratches and dents and smelled badly of cigarette smoke. We had to leave the windows down the whole trip. If we left clothes or masks in the car, it smelled like smoke, and when we arrived at our destination, people we saw said we smelled like smoke. It was a horrible experience!
10.0 ExcellentFeb 28 2021
Pros: A car was availableCons: Better drop off reception
6.0 GoodDec 7 2020
Pros: The car was good on gasCons: Car was old and needed service
8.4 ExcellentSep 10 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpfulCons: There was only 1 of 3 employees working at the time, as the other 2 were at lunch so it took awhile to be helped. Maybe only send 1 person at a time to lunch?
9.2 ExcellentSep 3 2020
Pros: YesCons: Price
5.2 OkayAug 2 2020
Cons: Budget and Avis took 2 hours to get our car on arrival. They had a line of 20 to 30 people with reservations and 1 employee working. Completely ridiculous customer service.
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From $35/dayRated #3
Dollar
7.7 Good (219 reviews)
1 location in Sacramento
Dollar
Locations in Sacramento
6327 Aviation Drive+1 866 434 2226
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMay 4 2021
Pros: Only one person was working and the line took more than an hour
8.0 ExcellentApr 27 2021
Cons: There was a long line at pick up. I waited about 75 minutes. There were three to four agents. So maybe it’s just the nature of the business. Also, I’m not a fan of interior deodorizer smells. But it was tolerable.
10.0 ExcellentApr 27 2021
Pros: Very convenient and easy. Staff was helpful.Cons: Staff member could’ve been a little more friendlier.
2.0 MediocreApr 20 2021
Cons: Our flight was changed our $163 card turned into a $400 car which really frosted me up because we weren't expecting that expense
2.0 MediocreApr 17 2021
Cons: There was a huge line of people waiting to get their cars and despite this the one and only rep left, saying over her shoulder, someone will be right with you. No one replaced her. There were 3 agents at the hertz counter right next door. It took them several minutes to acknowledge the line of 10+ people waiting at dollar. This was not a busy time at the car rental place. Dollar was the only one with a line greater than 2 people. All-in-all I waited for almost an hour to get my car which was the same amount of time it took to fly to Sacramento from LA. The reps at Hertz did not seem to care that there was this line of people stranded. No “thank you for waiting.” In fact, when I finally got up to the counter and told the rep I was surprised dollar hadn’t scheduled staff at that time, his response was “actually I think we’re going a good job.” Good customer service would have gone a long way here and it was definitely absent at dollar and hertz.
8.0 ExcellentMar 2 2021
Pros: Drop-off was easy Customer support on the phone was greatCons: Front desk could have been more accommodating. Fortunately I was able to call phone support to get the assistance I needed The car needed a better cleaning in regards to the odor. Strong weed smell
6.0 GoodFeb 14 2021
Cons: More options
8.0 ExcellentFeb 7 2021
Pros: Drop offCons: When I got there to Pick up the car the counter was closed and nobody or not even a sign put out for what to do and where to go. It was my first time getting the rental car without my husband and got lost for a bit. My husband was calling for me to your customer service while I was waiting there and I ended going to Hertz counter and asked about anyone working at Dollar. He said I will help you after I’m done with my customer and it was very confusing to me. My only advice to you is put the information about going to Hertz counter if dollar rental counter is closed and also put the sign at drop off area as well.
8.0 ExcellentDec 29 2020
Pros: I had to wait for the car for about 30 minutes once all paper work had been signed. Drop off was 100% better.Cons: Better delivery of rented vehicle.
10.0 ExcellentDec 27 2020
Pros: Great helpful, friendly professional staff especially Melissa and Bobby.Cons: It cant possibly get better. That went above and beyond even though I created difficulties. The were courteous and upbeat the entire time. Thank yiu!!!
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From $36/dayRated #4
Thrifty
Most popular
7.4 Good (168 reviews)
1 location in Sacramento
Thrifty
Locations in Sacramento
6327 Aviation Drive+1 877 283 0898
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 26 2021
Pros: Nothing.Cons: Communication
2.0 MediocreMar 22 2021
Cons: I asked for a AWD cal and was told I was given a AWD car and instead they gave me a 2 wheel drive car.
2.0 MediocreFeb 23 2021
Pros: Drop off was easy.Cons: The gentlemen I picked the car up from did not explain the insurance. Basically I paid for insurance that I did not need. Very frustrated!!
6.0 GoodJan 24 2021
Cons: Charged a different amount than I was shown on here by a significant amount. When I went to pickup the car I had to wait in line for 20+ minutes despite there being 2 people ahead of me.
8.0 ExcellentDec 21 2020
Pros: staff was courteousCons: I had to wait about 30 minutes to be assigned a car. I did not receive a receipt from Thrifty for the overall charges. I was told I would receive an email receipt but I haven't and I would like one
3.6 MediocreNov 18 2020
Pros: The drop off was fast.Cons: I had to wait an hour to pick up the car. The coolant was low in the car so I had to fill it up myself. When I called the roadside assistance number, I had to wait an hour to connect with a rep.
8.0 ExcellentNov 17 2020
Pros: Smooth checkout
2.0 MediocreNov 16 2020
Cons: This was the WORST customer experience I have ever experienced. It all started with not being able to get a direct answer about needing an SUV. I called 4 times and NEVER got a straight answer on pricing. My initial cost was 70 and I ended up paying 320 with the “upgrade cost” when I got there. I felt like I was being schemed on every call and when we showed up. Adding extra costs and then going in the back and “talking to a manager” and lowering it 20 bucks. It was ridiculous. Everyone at the counter was complaining for some reason or other. I honesty was disgusted with how they do businesses.
8.0 ExcellentNov 11 2020
Cons: The pickup took a very long time. It seemed like the pickup counter was understaffed, and they were in no hurry to work through the line of customers that was backing up
6.8 GoodSep 20 2020
Cons: I brought the car back 4 hours early. I thought I would get some sort of adjustment on the price. I was told if only happens if you bring it back 24 hours or earlier back. That sucks. Not sure if I will use you again.
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From $32/dayRated #5
Hertz
7.1 Good (464 reviews)
5 locations in Sacramento
Hertz
Locations in Sacramento
1025 16th Street+1 916 448 2228
Monday08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday08:00 - 15:00
Thursday08:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 15:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
2125 Fulton Avenue Ste 160+1 916 979 9002
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
5015 Madison Avenue+1 916 338 1162
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
6327 Aviation Drive+1 916 920 6400
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
6455 Franklin Blvd.+1 916 391 1393
Monday08:00 - 15:00
13:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:00
13:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 15:00
13:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 15:00
13:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 15:00
13:00 - 17:00
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 12 2021
Cons: Car rental.com keeping to their word. Will not use again
10.0 ExcellentApr 12 2021
Pros: quick and easy. my car was wailting form me.Cons: nothing
2.0 MediocreMar 31 2021
Cons: I will never pre-pay again! Got a flat and was on hold with Hertz for over an hour and a half. Then the rep put me on hold again to arrange with a local Firestone dealer to replace the tire. The designated dealer refused to help when I called (explanation follows). Called the second one and they said it would take hours to get approval through Hertz, that they needed a PO number. So I called Hertz again only to be told I'd be on hold another 40 minutes. Hung up and called Firestone dealer number 2 back and tell them I'm just going to come in so the replacement can be underway while they're trying to get authorization through the Hertz system (I had the paperwork the Hertz rep emailed me but apparently the tire shop needs this PO). When I got to the shop they explained they wouldn't provide a new tire following Hertz' protocols because they've been burned so much in the past chasing money/trying to get paid (the reason the first shop refused to help me). So I took the car to the airport Hertz dealer but couldn't trade the car in there or to any of the Hertz locations anywhere near Boise, (and possibly the entire state) because they are all private rather than corporate, ie, own their own fleets. If I hadn't pre-paid they could have. So I drove back to Firestone, paid for the new tire out of pocket, and bc I followed the Hertz rep's directions in going to Firestone rather than a more affordable tire shop, paid top dollar. Dealing with this fiasco also robbed me of an entire day of my vacation. Once I turned the car in, the dealer would not reimburse me, told me I'd have to take it up with Hertz corporate. I'm not even going to try. In addition, there was no wiper fluid, and my windshield became a filthy hazard as I drove through snowy/sanded road conditions, so I had to buy a gallon of fluid to fill it up myself. Granted, that's the dealer's oversight, not a result of pre-paying. I needed a car for a month, so thought this would be a good deal, otherwise I'd never rent from Hertz as they are always the most expensive. But between the tire and the fact that my trip ended a week early due to unforeseen circumstances, it certainly was not a bargain. Lesson learned, never again. The one very good thing to come of this is that the tire didn't blow out at 80 mph (legal speed limit) between Nevada and Idaho or I wouldn't be alive to write this review. It went flat after I'd safely parked in front of my friend's house.
6.0 GoodMar 21 2021
Pros: The staff was friendly and the car was very clean and up-to-date.Cons: We had to change our flights due to a snowstorm, and were hoping to pick up our car a day early. Hertz wanted to charge us $200 just for that extra day, which was absurd. I also felt like the woman who checked us in was trying way too hard to up-sell us, and she actually did successfully up-sell us on insurance, which I didn't realize until we'd returned the car.
4.0 OkayMar 17 2021
Cons: The car I rented was not available. There was only one other option. The staff was indifferent. When I tried to return the car on the due date, they were already closed (early). The car was garbage.
8.0 ExcellentMar 4 2021
Cons: PRICE
10.0 ExcellentMar 4 2021
Pros: helpful staff, easy pickup and dropoff
8.0 ExcellentFeb 8 2021
Cons: I expected to have an emailed receipt by now, 24 hours later.
2.0 MediocreFeb 2 2021
Cons: I couldn't change the name on the reservation or add myself so I could do the deposit so they wouldn't give me the car and still charged me for the reservation 170$ just lost and I had to find a ride and pay for gas to get to la on time
2.0 MediocreFeb 1 2021
Pros: Staff was helpfulCons: Vehicle was filthy inside. It had not been cleaned at all and to make it worse someone had smoked some thing in there and then they tried to put an air freshener in under the seat to cover the smell was just made it 10 times worse. There was food crumbs and smears all over everywhere.
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From $32/dayRated #6
Payless
Cheapest deal
6.9 Good (216 reviews)
1 location in Sacramento
Payless
Locations in Sacramento
6420 Mcnair Circle+1 916 648 8465
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
  • 6.9
  • 7
  • 6.8
  • 6.5
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentApr 28 2021
Cons: Should know you're dealing with miscellaneous counter people and they don't answer the local phone number, but will help you when you get to the counter.
2.0 MediocreMar 10 2021
Cons: There was no truck available. I was offered a small SUV. I waited for the truck. It was not clean inside or out. It was very dusty inside, and the truck had a smokey odor. I had to go back to the counter to request another truck. I waited over a hour.
2.0 MediocreAug 31 2020
Pros: N/aCons: We placed a reservation, went to pick up only to immediately be told by a lady there were NO CARS available. She told us to call and TRY to get our money back.
6.0 GoodJun 24 2020
Pros: That there was someone at the counter when I arrived.Cons: I reserved a mid-sized sedan due to my wife being handicapped, upon arrival I was informed that there where none available and was informed that I could take a truck or check with the other agencies. :(
2.0 MediocreApr 12 2020
Pros: Before my flight I have make a phone call to let them know if I can pick up the rental in Las Vegas cause my flight to Sacramento was canceled through the coronavirus no one want to help me at all..Cons: Help out people who needed help
2.0 MediocreFeb 16 2020
Cons: They wouldn't rent us the car cause we didn't have a return flight ticket and you guys owe us the 33$ insurance that we pre paid and I want it on the card we used immediately.???
10.0 ExcellentDec 23 2019
Pros: Yes! Yes!Cons: absolutely nothing! Thank You!
5.2 OkaySep 18 2019
Pros: over charged me. One way fees even though I retired to same place where I rented.
4.8 OkayAug 4 2019
Cons: They cheated me on insurance. I already had rental ins and the charged me after the fact.
9.2 ExcellentMay 31 2019
Pros: Customer service was A-1Cons: More discounts for continued users
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From $44/dayRated #7
Alamo
8.7 Excellent (55 reviews)
1 location in Sacramento
Alamo
Locations in Sacramento
6327 Aviation Dr+1 833 823 5641
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
  • 8.6
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
9.2 ExcellentApr 20 2017
priceyPros: Nice car with all the latest bells and whistlesCons: $72 per day is unreasonably high.
8.0 ExcellentApr 12 2017
Pros: Quick rental processCons: Mini van or pick-up truck were the only option. Traveling alone for business these options were not too appealing
8.0 ExcellentApr 11 2017
Easy procesPros: i like the easy of getting the car. the guy that checked us in to get the car was ok. the drop off was much friendlier. the ease at dropoff was very easy. Brian
8.0 ExcellentApr 3 2017
Cons: Had a smell when we picked up.
7.6 GoodMar 27 2017
Pros: I requested a specific model of car and was able to get it. There was no line at the pickup counter.Cons: The windows and mirrors were not very clean.
10.0 ExcellentMar 27 2017
Pros: ease of use and good pricing
8.0 ExcellentMar 21 2017
Great valuePros: We got a great deal with this rental. Car worked out great and was as expected. Drop off was excellent too, fasts and rep was really friendly.Cons: On arrival/pickup we did not have a good interaction with the rep. He was very confusing, stating that our vehicle did not have 4wd and wanted to upgrade me and charge me more. This was frustrating as I had called prior to booking to try to secure a 4wd vehicle. I decided against the additional upgrade and he still wanted to charge me more $ even though I had already prepaid and looked at me like I was crazy when I told him he prepaid. Fortunately we got in the car and there was a 4wd function as had been advertised.
6.8 GoodMar 8 2017
Less than promised- not a Toyota RAV4 but a 2WD JePros: When our car was unsafe to make it over the mountain pass in snow, a local Enterprise dealer allowed us to drop it off without crossing the mountains. He suggested that we might get a more snow-worthy vehicle from Enterprise, but we did not pursue that and found alternate transportation.Cons: We expected and needed a 4WD SUV. The car provided at Sacramento was not that, and getting the type of vehicle we expected required an upgrade. So we took what was provided. But when it was time to return the car, the mountain passes required either 4WD or chains and we did not have that. Our rental was billed as RAV4 or "similar"..but similar meant just another vehicle of similar size, not one that performs as well.
6.0 GoodMar 4 2017
Pros: The car was nice and the price affordable. It was only a short shuttle from the airport. The people at the drop-off were also super nice.Cons: The pickup was not pleasant. My flight had been delayed for four hours and I was sick, so I was exhausted and not feeling well when I arrived since I also had not eaten much all day. I was told the car was going to be driven around the side of the building for me to pick up. They handed me the keys, told me it was some kind of Nissan and didn't say the color or anything. I walked around the side of the building and a BUNCH of cars had been driven up, including a Nissan that was not my car. I couldn't find my car. I had to walk back around the building and the counter staff seemed annoyed I needed help. I was almost in tears at this point because I was so tired. I just needed a little help and kindness. It turned out the car had not been driven up and was across the parking lot. The guy walked me halfway too it then handed me the keys and made a vague gesture before turning back to the building without a word.
8.4 ExcellentFeb 27 2017
Staff at Location Was Great, Phone Support Not SoPros: My flight got delayed past the time they were supposed to close. Some of the other rental places in the same building were closed and people weren't able to get their vehicles. Alamo stayed open at least an hour past closing time to help out, and if they minded staying late for work I would have never noticed. Very friendly, great service.Cons: The phone support was pretty poor. The first lady I talked to before my flight left was friendly and polite, but all she could tell me was "They usually stay open if flights are delayed, but it's Friday night, so it depends..." What does that even mean? Anyway, she said she'd put a note on my rental saying that I'd be arriving late, and she told me to call back as soon as I got in. I called Alamo's main support number again as soon as I landed, but the guy on the phone insisted that they'd be closed since it was a little after their listed closing time. I already knew their listed closing time, I explained, but the lady I talked to before my flight had said they would probably stay open a little later so maybe he could check for me? He gave me a number for the local branch so I could try to call them (apparently he couldn't put me on hold and do it himself because that would've been too helpful). It rang through to voice mail twice, but the message didn't mention Alamo at all. I assume he gave me the wrong number, or maybe I wrote it down wrong (it wouldn't have mattered if he'd just called them for me like a decent customer service person would do). So now I was pretty sure I was screwed. I called back to the main number and got the same guy, and he was totally unhelpful again. All I wanted at that point was anything helpful about what I could do if they were closed (could I cancel, get a discount, sleep on the floor in the rentals building, or what?), but the only thing he told me was "you can go there tomorrow morning when they open." Even if he couldn't help, a little bit of understanding or politeness would've been great, but no such luck. Maybe if I'm being generous it wasn't the worst customer service I've ever had, but if so it wasn't by much. Thankfully the guy didn't know what the hell he was talking about and they were still open so it didn't matter.
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From $46/dayRated #8
E-Z Rent-A-Car
7.7 Good (76 reviews)
1 location in Sacramento
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Sacramento
6327 Aviation Dr+1 916 924 5918
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentFeb 3 2018
Great car at great price!Pros: The counter clerk was nice and renting the car was easy. The car itself was spacious and had good features. The return process was super easy and took about 30 seconds.Cons: Nothing
6.0 GoodJan 29 2018
Car smellCons: Car smelled like someone had been smoking. Very disappointed since we hate smoking.
2.0 MediocreJan 25 2018
Fiasco!Pros: NothingCons: Tried to overcharge me for insurance. The car was filthy. The seats were grease stained and the bumper was held on with tape. At freeway speed it shook so bad it was unsafe! I was in a hurry to get to a business meeting or I would have walked out. Never again!
10.0 ExcellentJan 15 2018
EZ Car RentalPros: It was very easy. Best I’ve ever done.
8.0 ExcellentDec 14 2017
Pros: Friendly service, priceCons: My car Kia Soul. Did not like the car itself. Garbage was still left in car from previous renter.
2.0 MediocreDec 11 2017
Not what it appeared...Cons: I was charged almost 50$ just to make the reservation. There were multiple hidden fees. Price point was way too much.
6.8 GoodSep 5 2017
Pros: Pickup and return agents were friendly. Car was good, nice to have Siruis XM, LTE hot spot and Apple CarPlay.Cons: Waited over 45 minutes in line for only 3 guests in front of me. The system seemed very unorganized. Agent had to run back and forth to car lot multiple times to get keys. First car he got for us was apparently already rented. No inspection was done upon check out, this is a huge RED FLAG. It was up to us to go over the car and markup the damage report in a dark parking lot with little light after waiting forever in line. Upon return the agent was very critical of every piece of damage. Luckily we had caught everything and had marked it on the inspection form.
10.0 ExcellentMay 10 2017
Pros: Fast service, good pricing, nice car.
3.6 MediocreApr 16 2017
UpsoldPros: get there safelyCons: They took advantage of the customer as there was a big storm and upsold me for a slightly better SUV that had all wheel driv. I had preciously rented an all whell drive suv and they confirmed over phone it was, but when I get there they tell me ita 2wheel drive and will cost 165% of my original reservation tk get a all wheel drive vehicle, not even 4x4. Just terrible business practice.
3.6 MediocreApr 10 2017
Up Sold, under deliveredPros: That I made it safe in the snowstormCons: Since there was a big storm, I called ahead to confirm SUV had 4x4 or all wheel drive and was told most had all wheel drive and it wouldn't cost more than $20/day for 4wheel drive. That said, I did not cancel and book a 4x4 at similar price with another rental company. When I arrived the prices got much higher and told no SUV's have al wheel drive, so I was forced to buy a more expensive vehicle and it was a very dated old jeep. I paid 165% of the original booking for an SUV! Never again.
From $45/dayRated #9
Avis
7.5 Good (71 reviews)
4 locations in Sacramento
Avis
Locations in Sacramento
1813 Fulton Avenue+1 916 977 3925
Monday08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday08:00 - 15:00
Thursday08:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 15:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
500 12th Street+1 916 446 1147
Monday08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday08:00 - 15:00
Thursday08:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 15:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
6520 McNair Circle+1 916 922 5601
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
901 16th Street+1 916 446 2695
Monday08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday08:00 - 15:00
Thursday08:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 15:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 29 2021
Cons: They gave us one price on the website then when we checked out at the end of our trip it was more than double. This is not right and a mega scam will never use you guys again.
8.0 ExcellentMar 29 2021
Pros: Pick up and drop off we’re easyCons: Car had some melted chocolate on drivers seat. Could have been cleaner.
8.0 ExcellentJan 11 2021
Pros: Staff, vehicleCons: At Sacramento airport, they did not honor the amount I had with online reservation. I have $11.00 something on insurance and they sid they have their own insurance at $ 17.00 so I have to get their higher insurance.
2.0 MediocreJan 1 2021
Cons: I mistakenly reserved a car in SAC rather than SAL. The Avis lady was very nice in SAL giving me a new rental at a reasonable price and cancelling my SAC reservation. But Kayak nevertheless charged me a $50 fee for not cancelling the SAC reservation. When I called Avis they said they could not do anything about it because it was a Kayak charge. I don’t know how to contact Kayak other than this.
10.0 ExcellentJul 12 2020
Pros: Friendly staff. Nice carCons: Nothing. Everything was great
8.4 ExcellentMay 3 2020
Pros: Staff was very friendly picking up at Sacramento Intl Airport, not so much at the dropoff in PhoenixCons: Car had an odor to it like someone had smoked a pipe or cigar in it.
5.6 OkayDec 14 2019
Cons: I had a reservation but when I arrived at the counter it took 40 minutes to get to a counter attenant, they took 10 minutes to get my paper work, then I had to wait 20 more minutes for the car - more than 1 hour to get a car - UNACCEPTABLE.
6.4 GoodNov 11 2019
Pros: The carCons: A receipt after drop off
4.0 OkayJul 21 2019
Pros: The car was very clean and comfortable.Cons: Staff at the pick up counter was rude and not helpful at all. I had to wait because they did not have a car available. They first asked me if a specific car would be ok, not telling me it was a lower category vehicle (I had to ask if it was the same category).
4.4 OkayDec 16 2018
Poor serviceCons: Lady at counter was rude and basically told me if I didn’t buy additional coverage they would be coming after me for any damages. Very pushy and felt like I was being sold by a used car salesman. Will not be renting from Avis again.
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From $64/dayRated #10
National
8.5 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Sacramento
National
Locations in Sacramento
6327 Aviation Dr+1 833 823 5642
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJan 3 2017
Pros: The staff is great. The car I rented was excellent
4.0 OkayOct 19 2016
Cons: Stripped van. Seats uncomfortable. No back up camera. I am elite status yet I was offeredno choice and directed to a specific van parked in back saying it was "reserved" for me. It was so lacking amenities I thought I was driving a van from the 90s. I expected much more!
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From $53/dayRated #11
Airport Van
4.6 Okay (18 reviews)
2 locations in Sacramento
Airport Van
Locations in Sacramento
731 North Market Blvd Unit W916-913-8233
Sacramento Downtown
  • 4.5
  • 4.5
  • 4.6
  • 4.6
  • 4.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJul 9 2020
Pros: I never rented as when I called to be picked up from the airport they said they close earlier than the time we agreed for me to drop the car and suggested I should rent from somewhere else
2.0 MediocreJun 25 2020
Pros: The office was closed without explanation and made us late for our trip as we had to find another rental. Their phone numbers are mostly disconnected. Super unprofessional.Cons: Everything.
2.0 MediocreJun 24 2020
Cons: Staff was extremely unprofessional and does not take accountability for their lack of thoroughness with their product. The van we rented was in severe need of a check-up - tail lights not working, oil change, alignment, electrical, etc.... when this brought to their attention they only made excuses and told us “well, you rented a van.” They didn’t care. Don’t rent a van from this company.
2.0 MediocreJun 22 2020
Pros: Nothing. Place appears to be close.Cons: They don't exist and they need to stop being advertised on the site. Their phone is disconnected and they don't answer. I even looked them up online and called a different number.
10.0 ExcellentJun 10 2020
Cons: I don’t think anything could have been better. I was perfectly happy!
2.0 MediocreJun 6 2020
Pros: I waited at the rental company for two hours and no one ever arrived to rent me a vehicle. I tried reaching them by phone and email, but still haven’t heard back from them.Cons: I needed a car, but ended up going to another company the following day.
2.0 MediocreApr 25 2020
Cons: The phone number listed to contact them to call for the van drop off was no longer in service.
2.0 MediocreMar 26 2018
No cars available!Pros: Getting out of there!Cons: We drove 40 miles to this location because we couldn’t find a seven passenger vehicle available anywhere else. Upon arrival they informed us that they had no vehicles available, and weren’t sure when they would be available. We waited for about 20 minutes before leaving and going to try our luck at the airport, because we were on a time crunch. There were two other couples in the same situation as us. All three waiting for vehicles. The staff were unhelpful and seemed frantic; not the service i was hoping for after a 40 mile drive!
2.0 MediocreMar 2 2018
SlowPros: They took too long to show up. I hope my money has been returned. I rented from some other agency.
2.0 MediocreDec 8 2017
Phone out of order!! :(Pros: Cancelled reservation — was a nightmareCons: The rental is offsite, not at the rental counter. You are suppose to call a number for them to send a van to pick you up, but the number was out of order. That wasn’t a good sign, so we cancelled the reservation.
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Easirent
2 locations in Sacramento
Easirent
Locations in Sacramento
Sacramento Executive Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
Sacramento International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
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Recent reviews
Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in Sacramento
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Sacramento
6327 Aviation Dr Suite A, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California+1 916 993 3500
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Avr
1 location in Sacramento
Avr
Locations in Sacramento
Sacramento Airport
Recent reviews
Europcar
1 location in Sacramento
Europcar
Locations in Sacramento
Please Go To The Advantage Counter+1 916 993 3500
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
1 location in Sacramento
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Sacramento
Please Go To The Advantage Counter- 6327 Aviation Dr
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Sacramento
Sunnycars
Locations in Sacramento
6230 McNari Circle
Recent reviews
From $112/day
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
1 location in Sacramento
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in Sacramento
1425 North Market Blvd.+1 800 940 9332
Recent reviews
1616 travelers who rented a car in Sacramento gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car rental locations in or near Sacramento

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$50/day

Good deal

$39/day

When to book a rental car in Sacramento

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Sacramento

  • While many of Sacramento's best features, including the State Capitol, are located in the downtown area and walking or public transportation are the best ways to go around, renting a car is a great option for travelers looking to explore other destinations outside the city. Driving is the best way to get to nearby places that are a must-see on every itinerary, such as California's Gold Country region, which lies on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Range. Tahoe City, located by the Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains, is a two-hour drive from Sacramento. For an unforgettable wine tasting experience, drive to Napa Valley, which is only about an hour west of Sacramento.
  • All the big car rental agencies can be found at Sacramento International Airport (SMF), at the rental car terminal. There is a free shuttle bus service that stops at the rental car terminal, and it runs every 10 minutes or so from both Terminals A and B.
  • Because it was built on a grid, Sacramento is usually easy to navigate when driving. However, some areas may have unmarked one-way streets, so make sure you check in which direction the cars are parked if you end up in a confusing intersection. This city also has pretty chilly winters, so make sure you are extra careful when driving if the weather conditions aren't ideal.
  • Sacramento has experienced an increase in congestion during rush hour in recent years, so avoid driving between 7 - 9 a.m., and then again between 3:30 - 6 p.m, as it can easily add one or more hours to your travel time. Both Highway 50 and the I5 experience high traffic levels during rush hour. If you have somewhere to be, plan ahead and leave yourself plenty of time to avoid being late.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Sacramento for $39 or less
  • Book your rental car in Sacramento at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Sacramento are around 32% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Sacramento are around 39% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Sacramento

  • Some car rental companies in Sacramento which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Thrifty, Hertz and Dollar

  • On average a rental car in Sacramento costs $50 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis ($33/day) and Dollar ($37/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Dollar 6327 Aviation Drive 95837 (9 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Sacramento are Alamo (8.6, 304 reviews), Enterprise (8.3, 355 reviews), and E-Z Rent-A-Car (8.0, 108 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Sacramento is $3.21 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $39 and $51, depending on the car size.

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

  • Car rental companies onsite at San Francisco airport include Thrifty, Sixt, Fox, Hertz, Dollar, Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, Avis and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Francisco airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Sixt, Fox, Hertz, Dollar, Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, Advantage, and E-Z Rent-A-Car.

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

  • A Economy car rental in Sacramento costs $49 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Sacramento costs $47 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Sacramento costs $46 per day, on average.

  • In Sacramento, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 6455 Franklin Blvd. (5 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Sacramento costs $349 per week ($50 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Sacramento costs $1,496 per month ($50 per day).

  • If you're traveling in the spring or summer, an automatic lower car, such as a Ford Mustang, is the best option when navigating both the city and the coastal roads. If you're heading to the Sierra Nevada region, and particularly if the whole family is going along, an SUV might be a better option.

  • The speed limit in the city is typically 25 miles per hour, but it may be lower in certain residential areas, in which case speed limit signs will be posted. Speed limits on urban highways are set to 55 miles per hour, and on rural highways they are between 65 miles per hour and 70 miles per hour.

  • The average gas prices in Sacramento are about $3.48 per gallon. Lower prices can range anywhere between $2.79 and $3.07 per gallon, but the average prices have still gone up at least 60 cents per gallon compared to last year. Try to fill up the tank early in the morning or late in the evening, and avoid doing so on weekends as gas stations get crowded.

  • In the downtown area, there are several options for parking on the street or in garages, so finding a spot shouldn't be too difficult. Street parking in Sacramento usually costs about $1.75 per hour, and is free after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays as well as all day on weekends and holidays. Some hotels also offer free parking.

  • 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!).