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Salinas, CA
Apr 21 — Apr 28
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Salinas, CA
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Salinas car rental information

Pick-up locationSalinas
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Pickup truck, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations3
Popular agenciesHertz, Enterprise

Cheap car rentals in Salinas

$46/dayEconomy
$48/dayCompact
$44/dayIntermediate
$52/dayStandard
$52/dayFull-size
$72/dayMinivan
$80/dayFull-size SUV
$53/dayPremium
$75/dayLuxury
$70/dayPickup truck
$65/dayCompact SUV
$65/dayIntermediate SUV
$70/dayStandard SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Salinas car rental reviews and directory

From $38/dayRated #1
Hertz
Most popular
Cheapest deal
Best rated
7.2 Good (51 reviews)
3 locations in Salinas
Hertz
Locations in Salinas
200 Fred Kane Ste 104+1 831 373 3318
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
2049 Del Monte Blvd.+1 831 392 0139
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
50 Mortensen Ave+1 831 449 2081
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.6
  • 7
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreDec 7 2020
Cons: Rental was for 08:00 am, but the car was not ready until 09:00. Was told they do not have the staff and he could not tell me when the car would be ready. Once the car was delivered, still had trash in the back from prior rental.
8.0 ExcellentOct 13 2020
Pros: The staff was great, the service was excellent - easy pick up and drop-off (and the woman staffing the desk remembered me three days later!). I found the entire experience to be easy and understandable (where to go, what to do, etc.) from beginning to end.Cons: The car wasn't all that great. It was safe, it was functional, and it was most definitely clean. However, I would have preferred something a little more comfortable and modern, even at my small-car/low-level need.
9.2 ExcellentSep 9 2020
Pros: easy pick-up and drop-offCons: cost was a bit high for the duration and distance I drove
2.0 MediocreAug 30 2020
Pros: NothingCons: Kayak reserved my car at Salinas Airport from Saturday to the following Saturday. Come to find out right before I am to pick up the car that location is not open weekends. Nobody bothered to tell me that they where not open. I had to scramble and find another car. Luckily Avis in Santa Cruz was able to bail me out.
10.0 ExcellentAug 10 2020
Pros: Yes very friendly and helpful.
2.0 MediocreJan 6 2020
Pros: NothingCons: I could have got my rental without having to cancel because they wanted to start switching people over to credit card when I already payed in advance then let me know I can’t have my debit card on file even though it was prepaid also I didn’t like that I was taunted for not having a credit card
10.0 ExcellentOct 8 2019
Pros: All good !!!!
2.0 MediocreAug 17 2019
Cons: My flight was delayed and when I got to Monterey they were closed. They closed at 7:00 pm. Then the next morning they didn’t have the car. I would not suggest renting from a place not at the airport.
8.8 ExcellentJul 22 2019
Pros: The staff was very friendly and helpful.Cons: I would truly appreciate if I could drop the car at my address within 5 miles of Monterey Airport.
10.0 ExcellentMay 23 2019
Pros: Staff friendly and very helpful.
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From $45/dayRated #2
Enterprise
6.8 Good (23 reviews)
4 locations in Salinas
Enterprise
Locations in Salinas
1150 Auto Center Cir+1 831 442 0808
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
1191 Echo Avenue+1 831 394 3333
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
200 Fred Kane Dr+1 831 242 2020
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
280 Mortensen Ave+1 831 422 4200
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreDec 22 2020
Cons: Customer service at drop off in SFO made me feel very uncomfortable. They are looking to cheat customers out of money however they can.
5.6 OkayJun 13 2020
Pros: I liked everything except the part where I was lied to.Cons: When I called enterprise I was told I could drop my car off in Sacramento at no extra cost. I was told all I need to do is inform the pickup location that I was doing that. When I called the pickup location the man told me he was going to take $50 out of my deposit for dropping the car off in Sacramento despite the fact I was told it wouldn't cost me to do that. I am still waiting to get my deposit back and suspect I'll be calling to complain about the deception.
4.8 OkayMay 19 2020
Cons: Car wouldn’t start on Saturday evening. 20 minute hold for roadside assistance operator. Told there was a $55 dollar charge for roadside assistance. Help arrived quickly and they jump started car. Told me to run at least 1/2 hour to charge battery. The next morning the car wouldn’t start. I used my own battery charger To start. Enterprise told me they had no cars locally that I could swap cars. Had to drive 70 miles each way to San Jose to swap. When I returned the car the next day, they took off $55 dollar roadside assistance charge (no s$&t) but only gave me $7 off for my trouble. About 4 hours of my time and $20 in gas and they only refunded me $7 No happy.
2.8 MediocreOct 17 2019
Pros: Have not dropped off yet. The car was not clean. And for the car I received the price was very expensive. If your going to change what you do at least clean the car? Unacceptable.Cons: A clean car!
2.0 MediocreSep 19 2019
Cons: Enterprise allowed me to rent the car online. The employees had to call and inform me that they didn’t have any cars. To their credit, they did this right away and I appreciate that. The Enterprise company should not be advertising cars they don’t have.
3.6 MediocreAug 30 2019
Pros: I rented an “Expedition or similar “. They delivered an Explorer and charged extra for the bigger car.
2.0 MediocreJul 23 2019
Pros: When I called Enterprise no car was available and I was put on waiting list. I live in a tourist area and you might have thought a car was avail. but on busy weekend that wasn't so. Very disappointing! Rent from them frequently by directly phoning no problem. Won't bother using Kayak in future.Cons: That you actually check to see if car avail. by phone or other than electronic.
9.2 ExcellentMar 11 2019
Cons: Arrange to be picked up at house to get car.
7.2 GoodNov 8 2018
Cons: No information on where to drop off the ergo
10.0 ExcellentOct 23 2018
Pros: Great service at the dealership, set me up with a great vehicle!
Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Salinas
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Salinas
1933 Del Monte Blvd.
Recent reviews
Easirent
1 location in Salinas
Easirent
Locations in Salinas
Monterey Regional 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
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Salinas
Sunnycars
Locations in Salinas
Olmstead Road
Recent reviews
74 travelers who rented a car in Salinas gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

Car rental locations in or near Salinas

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$57/day

Good deal

$44/day

When to book a rental car in Salinas

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

Top tips for renting a car in Salinas

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Salinas for $44 or less
  • Book your rental car in Salinas at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size rental cars in Salinas are around 50% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Salinas

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

  • On average a rental car in Salinas costs $57 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise ($48/day) and Hertz ($65/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Enterprise 280 Mortensen Ave 93905-3325 (3 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Salinas 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.

  • Compact (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Salinas.

  • 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 Compact car rental in Salinas costs $56 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Salinas costs $60 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Salinas costs $70 per day, on average.

  • In Salinas, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 50 Mortensen Ave (3 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Salinas costs $398 per week ($57 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Salinas costs $1,706 per month ($57 per day).

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).