Santa Ana Car Rentals

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Santa Ana Car Rental Information

Pick-up Location Santa Ana
Car Types Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, Minivan, Premium, SUV, Standard, Van
Rental Locations 21
Airport Locations 12
Popular Agencies United Auto Rental, Fox, Alamo, Economy Rent a Car, Enterprise

Cheap Car Rentals in Santa Ana

Economy $16/day
Compact $17/day
Intermediate $16/day
Standard $18/day
Full-size $19/day
SUV $20/day
Minivan $23/day
Mini $46/day
Premium $24/day
Luxury $25/day
Convertible $31/day
Commercial $26/day
Van $31/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Santa Ana hertz
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Santa Ana thrifty
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Santa Ana usave
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Santa Ana thrifty
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Santa Ana thrifty
4 Adults, 2 Bags SUV car in Santa Ana thrifty
5 Adults, 5 Bags Minivan car in Santa Ana airportvan
2 Adults, 2 Bags Mini car in Santa Ana national
5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in Santa Ana dollar
5 Adults, 5 Bags Luxury car in Santa Ana thrifty
5 Adults, 3 Bags Convertible car in Santa Ana hertz
5 Adults, 3 Bags Commercial car in Santa Ana enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags Van car in Santa Ana alamo
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Santa Ana car rental reviews and directory

From $31/day
Rated #1
Alamo
Best Rated
8.7 Excellent (6,760 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana
Alamo
Locations in Santa Ana
19051 Airport Way North
+1 888 826 6893
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From $35/day
Rated #2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (12,952 reviews)
2 locations in Santa Ana
Enterprise
Locations in Santa Ana
1714 E Mcfadden Ave Ste L
+1 714 541 4862
18601 Airport Way
+1 949 253 9155
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From $45/day
Rated #3
Avis
7.6 Good (2,311 reviews)
3 locations in Santa Ana
Avis
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way
+1 949 660 5200
2701 Hotel Terrace Drive
+1 714 708 3485
4101 South Main Street
+1 714 957 6521
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From $35/day
Rated #4
Budget
7.4 Good (4,300 reviews)
3 locations in Santa Ana
Budget
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way, Suite 73
+1 949 252 6240
2701 Hotel Terrace Drive
+1 714 549 0451
4101 South Main Street
+1 714 957 6501
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From $28/day
Rated #5
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
7.4 Good (3,853 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana
Hertz
Locations in Santa Ana
1614 S Main St
+1 714 541 5822
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From $60/day
Rated #6
National
national
8.0 Excellent (884 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana
National
Locations in Santa Ana
19051 Airport Way North
+1 888 826 6890
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Allied
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2 locations in Santa Ana
Allied
Locations in Santa Ana
1333 S Main Street
+1 714 835 4990
201 E. MacArthur Blvd.
+1 714 850 0900
Sunnycars
sunnycars
2 locations in Santa Ana
Sunnycars
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way
19051 Airport Way North
Advance Car And Truck Rental
advance
1 location in Santa Ana
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way, Thomas F. Riley Terminal, Santa Ana, California
+1 949 752 7832
Avr
avr
1 location in Santa Ana
Avr
Locations in Santa Ana
Santa Ana Airport
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maggiore
1 location in Santa Ana
MAGGIORE
Locations in Santa Ana
John Wayne airport
+1 310 645 2100
From $29/day
Midway
midwaycarren
1 location in Santa Ana
Midway
Locations in Santa Ana
Santa Ana Airport
Rent-4-Less
rent4less
1 location in Santa Ana
Rent-4-Less
Locations in Santa Ana
2015 N.Tustin Avenue
(714) 667-0841
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
zeeba
1 location in Santa Ana
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way
+1 800 940 9332

Car Rental Locations in Santa Ana

Good to Know

Most Popular Agency Dollar
Most Popular Car Type Economy
Average price $40/day
Good deal $30/day

When to Book a Rental Car in Santa Ana

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Top Tips For Renting a Car in Santa Ana

  • A rental car is the perfect way to explore not only Orange County's largest city, but also other major destinations along the Californian coast. The Santa Ana River is just a short 10-mile ride from the center, and some of the most famous beaches are located about 20 minutes to the south, including Laguna Beach and Newport Beach. Hop in the car to visit the world famous Disneyland theme park, which is only 6 miles away from Santa Ana.
  • All the big car rental agencies can be found at John Wayne International Airport (SNA), which is located about 9 miles from the city center. Car rental services are conveniently situated in the Arrivals hall, which is on the lower level between Terminals A and B. A good point of reference is the John Wayne statue, as the desks can be found right across from it. When returning the vehicle, head to the lower level of Parking Structures A2 and B2.
  • The city of Santa Ana itself is pretty straightforward to navigate, and it's also quite safe. But it is densely populated, and the downtown area is the main entertainment hub, which means it's probably best to avoid driving in that area and try walking instead. Orange County also observes a rise in visitors and outdoor activities during the summer, so bare in mind there will be more people on the road as well as more tourists walking around.
  • Traffic in California is world-famous, but traffic patterns in Orange County aren't as simple because lots of people travel to different places, and traffic heads to different directions at different times of the day, including to Irvine, Los Angeles, and Anaheim. However, if you do avoid driving between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., and then again between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m, you should be able to escape the worst jams.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Santa Ana for $30 or less
  • Book your rental car in Santa Ana at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Santa Ana are around 8% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Santa Ana are around 38% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs About Renting a Car in Santa Ana

How much does it cost to rent a car in Santa Ana?

On average a rental car in Santa Ana costs $43 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Santa Ana?

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

What is the cheapest car rental company in Santa Ana?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at U-Save ($15/day), Thrifty ($18/day) and Airport Van ($23/day).

What is the best rental car company in Santa Ana?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Santa Ana are Alamo (8.7, 6760 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12952 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2311 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Los Angeles Airport (LAX)?

Car rental companies onsite at Los Angeles Airport include Thrifty, Hertz, Enterprise, U-Save, Fox, Dollar, Sixt, Airport Van, Midway and NU Car.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Los Angeles Airport (LAX)?

Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Los Angeles Airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Hertz, Enterprise, U-Save, Dollar, Sixt, Airport Van, Alamo, Midway, and NU Car.

What is the cheapest rental car location in Santa Ana?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at U-Save 3195 Airport Loop Drive 92626 (4 miles from city center).

How can I find car rentals near me in Santa Ana?

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

How much does a Economy car rental cost in Santa Ana?

A Economy car rental in Santa Ana costs $33 per day, on average.

How much does a Intermediate car rental cost in Santa Ana?

A Intermediate car rental in Santa Ana costs $35 per day, on average.

What is the most popular rental car location in Santa Ana?

In Santa Ana, cars are most frequently rented at Dollar 18601 Airport Way (4.51 miles from city center).

How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Santa Ana?

On average a rental car in Santa Ana costs $302 per week ($43 per day).

How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Santa Ana?

On average a rental car in Santa Ana costs $1295 per month ($43 per day).

What type of car is recommended for driving in Santa Ana?

If you're just driving within the city or Orange County, a compact car is a good option as it's easy to park downtown. But if you're embarking on a road trip along the Californian coast, a convertible is a fun option, especially when the weather is good. If you're traveling with the whole family, a minivan is a good choice as it provides space for everyone.

What's the speed limit in Santa Ana?

The speed limit in the city is typically 35 miles per hour, but it may lower to 25 mph in certain residential areas and school zones, in which case the speed limit signs will be posted. Two-lane undivided highways have a speed limit of 55 mph, while most highways have a 65 mph limit. However, some highways allow drivers to go as fast as 70 mph.

How are gas prices in Santa Ana?

The average gas prices in Santa Ana are about $3.45 per gallon. Lower prices can range anywhere between $2.99 and $3.19 per gallon. Take into consideration the fact that, particularly in the summer and on weekends, lots of people travel early in the morning throughout the Californian coast, so skip the lines by avoiding those hours when going to the gas station.

Where are the best places to park in Santa Ana?

Street parking in Santa Ana is paid from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Saturday, but it is free outside of those hours, all day on Sunday, and on public holidays. The average meter prices are $0.75 per hour in the downtown area (East End), while the approximate rate at parking lots and garages is $1.50 per hour, and $18 for 24 hours.