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Sacramento, CA
Dec 9 — Dec 16
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Sacramento car rental information

Pick-up locationSacramento
Car typesCommercial, Compact, Compact SUV, Convertible, Coupe, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Intermediate station wagon, Luxury, Luxury SUV, Mini, Minivan, Open air all terrain, Passenger van, Pickup truck, Premium, Premium SUV, Premium coupe, SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Standard station wagon, Supplier choice
Rental locations40
Airport locations19
Popular agenciesDollar, Hertz, Turo, Budget, Enterprise

Cheap car rentals in Sacramento

$21/dayEconomy
$21/dayCompact
$22/dayIntermediate
$24/dayStandard
$25/dayFull-size
$48/daySUV
$41/dayMinivan
$35/dayFull-size SUV
$28/dayMini
$25/dayPremium
$34/dayLuxury
$47/dayConvertible
$36/dayPickup truck
$21/daySupplier choice
$27/dayIntermediate SUV
$27/dayCompact SUV
$30/dayStandard SUV
$30/dayStandard station wagon
$32/dayCommercial
$40/dayIntermediate station wagon
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Sacramento car rental reviews and directory

From $42/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.3 Excellent (129 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
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
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!!
6.4 GoodSep 9 2019
Cons: Do not go there unless you'd like to be ripped off!! Crooked business, will never go there again, or let a friend go there. Dishonest and pushy, and felt cornered. Ripped me off BIGTIME!!!!
2.4 MediocreSep 9 2019
Pros: Picking me up was super helpful & returning me home as well.Cons: It was NOT the deal of 35$ I was quoted from price line @ the enterprise on roseville road. They were deceiving, and I ended up paying 75$ instead if 35$ for 1 day rental. No matter what I said to dispute it, they refused to admit it was wrong of them I took the vehicle anyway, by then 330.I got rip
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From $45/dayRated #2
Budget
7.9 Good (162 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
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
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.
10.0 ExcellentJul 15 2020
Pros: Rental was clean. Sanitary practices. Quick and easy. Rode out with a nice truck.
5.2 OkayDec 28 2019
Cons: Empty bottle of liquor in the vehicle.
8.8 ExcellentDec 24 2019
Pros: Everyone was very niceCons: The pick up process was delayed by over an hour due to a system outage at the rental facility.
2.0 MediocreDec 23 2019
Cons: There was no advance notice that my debit card would not be accepted as a form of payment. Despite making a reservation I was forced to get a car from a different rental company at the last minute.
4.4 OkayDec 9 2019
Pros: FineCons: The car was horrible. The seat controls were broken so the only adjustment possible was forward and back. The door seal was broken so air whistled through the car. It drove badly and frankly felt unsafe.
6.0 GoodDec 8 2019
Pros: The vehicle I received was an upgrade to what I was expecting to get.Cons: The vehicle had an intense marijuana smell on the inside. While I understand it’s legal in the state of California, it’s unacceptable to have a vehicle smell like that (or cigarettes).
9.6 ExcellentDec 2 2019
Cons: Expect to pay more than what is quoted to you online because of all the extra fees
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From $35/dayRated #3
Dollar
7.8 Good (200 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
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentDec 1 2020
Pros: Pick up and drop was easy and convenient.
10.0 ExcellentNov 15 2020
Cons: Check out was easy and straightforward. Wait time was not unreasonable and counter agent was knowledgeable. Returning the car was even easier!
4.0 OkayNov 11 2020
Cons: I guess dollar thrifty and hertz are one company now. Staff was friendly but car was not ready. We finally got one loaded up and headed out. About half way to our destination we turned on the ac/heater. It only worked on high and then we got blown away. Also the stale odor of cigarettes started to permeate the car. The next day I took the car to another dollar location and exchanged it. The line was long and there were two people working. (Customers from other agencies were in and out and we barely moved.) A third person finally came out but one of the two left so still at two. When I got to the counter the gentleman was great. He could not apologize enough. . I could tell he was shocked about the smoke smell) The lady who was checking returned cars also was very nice and apologized also. It took too much time. It would have been nice for a reduction of the rate. The second car was much nicer so it might have been an upgrade
4.4 OkayOct 30 2020
Cons: I had to change plans based on possible COVID exposure (which could have been supported by a doctor statement) and was given no option to reschedule. The fact that I had a non-refundable reservation was not obvious to me initially, nor was any effort made to try to work something out... the attitude was, well you should have known. In this time of global pandemic we all have to do our part to mitigate spread, and my feeling was that Dollar made no effort at all... even to recognize the problem. I didn't get so much as an apology.
5.2 OkayOct 28 2020
Pros: Replacement vehicle worked.Cons: Vehicle undamaged, vehicle in good operating condition, more staff and less wait, not overcharged requiring me to correct to the contracted charges, issue a receipt at completion
8.8 ExcellentOct 20 2020
Pros: Was disapointed the FULL size suv i reserved wasn't so full size for my family of 7 with luggage. They got me in a minivan for the same cost which was good becuase the suburban was $200 per day more.Cons: Make it more clear what i was getting in terms of cars size.
5.2 OkayOct 14 2020
Pros: Easy pick up and drop off.Cons: The car was sticky and smelled like weed. Was also surprised with 90$ worth of hidden fees.
2.8 MediocreOct 13 2020
Pros: The car was the only thing I enjoyed at this rental company.Cons: A better understanding of how much I would’ve been paying upfront just to rent for a few days. I paid almost 600.00 to rent a suv for 3 days w/ a credit card.
5.2 OkayOct 13 2020
Cons: The car needed to be cleaned better. Dust all over dash, etc. windows dirty and streaky. Carpets vacuumed but just thrown in, not even close to being in correctly. They were about 60 degrees off. The steering wheel was sticky in spots. Completely unacceptable to have a filthy interior in a pandemic.
8.4 ExcellentOct 7 2020
Pros: Was easy to pick up and drop offCons: The cleanliness of the car. It smelt like cigarettes.
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From $36/dayRated #4
Thrifty
Most popular
7.5 Good (161 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
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
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.
7.6 GoodSep 17 2020
Pros: Drop off was easy and fast.Cons: Pick up I had to wait over 45 minutes to get the car.
2.0 MediocreSep 14 2020
Pros: NothingCons: No one was there are the desk. I waited for over an hour and had to get an Uber.
2.0 MediocreSep 13 2020
Cons: Second time I waited and hour and a half for a car!!! No customer service, the agent helping me offered no explanation and told me he has nothing to do with it. I said so its my problem? And he stared at me!!! I will never use THRIFTY again. Terrible customer service. The agent offered no help or explanation. I was late yet again. They rented me a car that was not there. What is the point of a reservation. Allan Renwick 775 742 7203
3.6 MediocreSep 13 2020
Pros: The Car was fine.Cons: Second time and last I will use Thrifty or possibly Kayak for a rental car. This is the second time I have made a reservation and put money down to reserve a car. I showed up on both occasions and had to wait an hour and a half for my car because their were no cars available!!! When I asked why, I was told by the agent it wasn't under his control. Nothing I can do about it!!!!! What fine customer service!!!!!! Once was ok but Twice!!!! I was late again for where I needed to be. I will not use THRIFTY again. I will hopefully be asked by Thrifty my experience as well so I can give them my thoughts. Very poor form to rent a car that is not there. I look at it as false representation. Feel free to call me, but I know you won't. Allan Renwick 775 742 7203
4.4 OkayAug 22 2020
Pros: It was close to the counter. The car that is.Cons: Reserved a car. Was told people that reserved a car at an earlier date, even though we’re not there, will be taken care of first. Tried to upcharge me for a larger car on the lot I said no. Then they gave me the car they had there for the same price finally. No customer courtesy at all, but I guess that is the world we live in now. I won’t be back to thrifty, or any hertz affiliates for that matter.
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From $32/dayRated #5
Hertz
7.2 Good (443 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
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
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
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
4.8 OkayNov 23 2020
Pros: Sam, the MGR is s JERK. Even though I reserved a car through kayak & had a tracking number Sam said there were no cars available even though there were 10 or more in the parking lot. I had to go downtown which is another 10 miles out of my way to get a car. they did not honor the price you quoted me they charged more this is the second time they've done that. That's called bait and switch. It's false advertising and against the law.Cons: Sam called the downtown location and they knew I was on my way but there was no car ready. I had to wait at least 45 minutes for them to get a car ready and it wasn't even washed I counted at least 10 employees that were working at that location with only three open windows to serve customers and there were only 4 customers. As a matter of fact I said don't worry about washing it just clean the interior. then afterbAJ completed all the paperwork he took my paperwork back and got me a different car so then I had to wait again. That's ridiculous, their service sucks. No wonder Hertz went bankrupt. VERY POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE.
2.0 MediocreOct 17 2020
Pros: Nothing. I will never use Your service again. Hertz didn’t have the car we booked and cancelled the reservation. I had my biggest client with me and it was really bad.Cons: Called me
2.0 MediocreSep 20 2020
Pros: The staff was terrible and did not give me the car because I did not have the exact same credit card with me. They would not give me the car even though I prepaidCons: They could’ve let me use a different card for the $200 deposit. Nobody told me I had to bring the same credit card. I never got the car I was carless all week
2.0 MediocreSep 17 2020
Pros: NothingCons: Actually giving me a car when I reserved one. Not ruining my first vacation in over a year.
2.0 MediocreSep 8 2020
Cons: They overbooked so I never got a car
2.0 MediocreSep 4 2020
Pros: I made reservation last week before. I was so excited for my first time travel to Oregon this year and I was told they don’t have a pick up truck for me to pick up today and they didn’t even apologized or make a better suggestion. Very disappointed customer here.Cons: I made reservation last week before. I was so excited for my first time travel to Oregon this year and I was told they don’t have a pick up truck for me to pick up today and they didn’t even apologized or make a better suggestion. Very disappointed customer here.
10.0 ExcellentJul 18 2020
Pros: The staff were very efficient and friendly.Cons: Nothing.
10.0 ExcellentJul 14 2020
Pros: I was very happy how affordable the price rate was to rent a carCons: Nearby locations availability
2.0 MediocreJul 10 2020
Cons: I put in for a car rental at Sacramento airport and got one in downtown so when I went to pick up my rental, I couldn’t get it as they wouldn’t honor the reservation.
5.2 OkayJan 7 2020
Cons: Person who works at counter in smf told me that there was no drop off location in eureka when I knew that there was. I had to call customer service and set that up myself.
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From $32/dayRated #6
Payless
Cheapest deal
6.9 Good (212 reviews)
1 location in Sacramento
Payless
Locations in Sacramento
6420 Mcnair Circle+1 916 648 8465
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
  • 6.9
  • 7
  • 6.8
  • 6.5
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreAug 31 2020
Pros: N/aCons: We placed a reservation, went to pick up only to immediately be told by a lady there were NO CARS available. She told us to call and TRY to get our money back.
6.0 GoodJun 24 2020
Pros: That there was someone at the counter when I arrived.Cons: I reserved a mid-sized sedan due to my wife being handicapped, upon arrival I was informed that there where none available and was informed that I could take a truck or check with the other agencies. :(
2.0 MediocreApr 12 2020
Pros: Before my flight I have make a phone call to let them know if I can pick up the rental in Las Vegas cause my flight to Sacramento was canceled through the coronavirus no one want to help me at all..Cons: Help out people who needed help
2.0 MediocreFeb 16 2020
Cons: They wouldn't rent us the car cause we didn't have a return flight ticket and you guys owe us the 33$ 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
4.4 OkayMay 30 2019
Pros: Nothing much to like besides the politeness of the person trying to help at counter.Cons: Only a single attendant on staff when I arrived to pick up the vehicle made for an unnecessarily long wait time and no attendant at all when I returned to turn in the keys. The vehicle was okay, though at least one tire was very worn. Locating / returning the car were also unnecessarily difficult
9.6 ExcellentMay 27 2019
Pros: Extremely friendly staff. Quick checkin. Car very clean. Drop off was easy.Cons: Signage in the lot was poorly placed and difficult to spot. Had a hard time finding the car and more trouble finding the correct return spot.
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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 $45/dayRated #8
Avis
7.7 Good (66 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
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
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.
10.0 ExcellentNov 28 2018
Pros: Easy to reserve, great price, easy dropoff, great car, lady was super helpful
5.6 OkayNov 13 2018
AVIS one way rentalPros: Attendant was very courteous. Presented me with alternate options as my initial reservation didn’t work.Cons: The fact that I was not informed that my drop-off destination Would be closed for the day. Hence the alternate options. But the cheapest option was $75-80 more than my original reservation. I opted for Uber.
9.2 ExcellentOct 29 2018
Pros: ease of pick up location. friendly staff.
2.8 MediocreMay 28 2018
No customer servicePros: not muchCons: Did nothing about the car smelling like cigarettes when I reported it
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From $46/dayRated #9
E-Z Rent-A-Car
7.7 Good (76 reviews)
1 location in Sacramento
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Sacramento
6327 Aviation Dr+1 916 924 5918
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentFeb 3 2018
Great car at great price!Pros: The counter clerk was nice and renting the car was easy. The car itself was spacious and had good features. The return process was super easy and took about 30 seconds.Cons: Nothing
6.0 GoodJan 29 2018
Car smellCons: Car smelled like someone had been smoking. Very disappointed since we hate smoking.
2.0 MediocreJan 25 2018
Fiasco!Pros: NothingCons: Tried to overcharge me for insurance. The car was filthy. The seats were grease stained and the bumper was held on with tape. At freeway speed it shook so bad it was unsafe! I was in a hurry to get to a business meeting or I would have walked out. Never again!
10.0 ExcellentJan 15 2018
EZ Car RentalPros: It was very easy. Best I’ve ever done.
8.0 ExcellentDec 14 2017
Pros: Friendly service, priceCons: My car Kia Soul. Did not like the car itself. Garbage was still left in car from previous renter.
2.0 MediocreDec 11 2017
Not what it appeared...Cons: I was charged almost 50$ 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 $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
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
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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
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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
1548 travelers who rented a car in Sacramento gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

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
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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.

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

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($20/day), Dollar ($21/day) and Hertz ($22/day).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Sacramento are Alamo (8.6, 296 reviews), Enterprise (8.3, 349 reviews), and E-Z Rent-A-Car (8.0, 108 reviews).

  • 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!).