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Santa Ana, CA
Aug 5 — Aug 12
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Santa Ana car rental information

Pick-up locationSanta Ana
Car typesCompact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Pickup truck, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations27
Airport locations18
Popular agenciesDollar, Hertz

Cheap car rentals in Santa Ana

$43/dayEconomy
$45/dayCompact
$44/dayIntermediate
$47/dayStandard
$47/dayFull-size
$60/dayMinivan
$63/dayFull-size SUV
$39/dayPremium
$70/dayConvertible
$56/dayPickup truck
$41/dayIntermediate SUV
$42/daySupplier choice
$55/dayStandard SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Santa Ana car rental reviews and directory

From $28/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
9 Excellent (114 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana
Alamo
Locations in Santa Ana
19051 Airport Way North+1 833 679 2046
Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday07:00 - 23:30
Sunday07:00 - 23:30
  • 9
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 2 2017
Pros: service was great
6.4 GoodMay 2 2017
Cons: No accommadation for drive up customer only for airport customer. I will not use this location again.
8.0 ExcellentMay 1 2017
car was great but they didn't honour the price at which the car was boPros: nice carCons: i booked it for $46 and some cents(I pre payed for the car)...but when I returned it they charged be $47 and some cent.....although not a big difference in the amount...but still they should honour what they agreed for...its the most basic principle of any business transaction
10.0 ExcellentApr 28 2017
FantasticPros: They were great to deal with easy and quick processing collection and drop offCons: Nothing
10.0 ExcellentApr 24 2017
Nice and easyPros: No problem rental, unlimited millage, flexibility in pick up and drop off locations, excellent employees, great all the way around
10.0 ExcellentApr 24 2017
Pros: new clean car that performed wellCons: taxes
7.2 GoodApr 18 2017
Pros: The easy way to rent, pick up and drop the car
4.0 OkayApr 11 2017
Car with broken radio and overcharged for GPS unitCons: Ford Fusion had a non working entertainment system that they should have known about since nothing was working. return counter was closed at 11pm at airport and car had to be left with no confirmation and next day had to call to get final receipt which showed we had been charged for GPS unit that we did not rent..
10.0 ExcellentApr 10 2017
Pros: Keys stayed in my pocket lights went off when lockedCons: Need better windshield wipers
5.6 OkayApr 4 2017
Not cleanPros: Good price, nice new car.Cons: Baby food in the cup holders got inside my phone charging port, dirty tissues stuffed in between the seats, crisps and gummy bears all over the place.
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From $34/dayRated #2
Enterprise
8.9 Excellent (170 reviews)
2 locations in Santa Ana
Enterprise
Locations in Santa Ana
1714 E Mcfadden Ave Ste L+1 714 541 4862
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
18601 Airport Way+1 833 659 1917
Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday07:00 - 23:30
Sunday07:00 - 23:30
  • 8.8
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
7.9 GoodJul 11 2021
2.0 MediocreMay 16 2021
Cons: This rental did not happen, they did not have the car available I was attempting to renf
10.0 ExcellentMar 2 2021
Pros: Staff was very accommodating and helpful. Got me a good fair deal, and the customer service was excellent.Cons: They overbooked the car I rented, but they made up for it 10 fold. No complaints.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 3 2021
Pros: How quick they can get you out of there with your rental car, especially during Covid times. No need to step inside the office.Cons: Overall it was well done. Limited vehicle choice but I was at a smaller office location. Also customer service said we could get a 4x4 but the office staff were more up front and honest about that. So I’m glad I called ahead.
10.0 ExcellentDec 30 2020
Pros: Nice car and friendly service.Cons: Price could be less.
10.0 ExcellentOct 25 2020
Pros: The staff at the rental counter and the auto check out were very friendly and professional. It could not have been simpler.Cons: They probably say the same thing every time there is a new customer, but I would suggest they take a little bit of time explaining the charges when renting a car. The masks don't help, but also the fact that I don't rent cars very often makes it important to explain it fully.
10.0 ExcellentOct 12 2020
Pros: Drop off was very easy, just pulled up and got checked in and wasn’t far from my terminal. Also it was cheaper than getting one not at the airport.Cons: I got there really late at night and two attendants were busy for quite awhile. Only one girl at the counter. She ran into a couple snags and anyway it was 20 min before I was greeted...but well taken care of after.
10.0 ExcellentAug 31 2020
Pros: The car we wanted wasn't there so they upgraded us to something better. Very nice guy who helped us!
10.0 ExcellentAug 20 2020
Pros: Staff members were very helpful at all times. We picked up a vehicle that was just slightly too tall for the garage at the place we were staying. We brought the vehicle back the next morning and traded for a size smaller and the representative was most gracious and efficient. Very good rental experience across the board.
2.8 MediocreJul 31 2020
Cons: They didn't have the higher level of car that I signed up for.
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From $29/dayRated #3
Dollar
Most popular
8 Excellent (341 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana
Dollar
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way+1 866 434 2226
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 13 2021
8.0 ExcellentJun 18 2021
Cons: Small choice of vehicles.
10.0 ExcellentMay 23 2021
Pros: The staff was helpful and the line was short.Cons: I actually needed help finding the car, which a staff member eventually did.
10.0 ExcellentMay 7 2021
Pros: Yes For sure despite heavy rush .Cons: Definitely more work force were needed to handle the heavy rush
4.0 OkayMar 15 2021
Pros: Staff was super friendlyCons: If there are hour long waits, there should be special accommodations to make people comfortable. They had 20 people waiting for Cars and only sitting areas for 3-4 people
4.0 OkayDec 29 2020
Cons: The car really smelled bad of weed. I thought if I rolled the windows down it would air out so I took the car but nope. It was so strong and I noted it when I dropped the car back off. I don’t smoke weed so I thought it was horrible. I know it’s legal and I don’t care if people do but I don’t want to drive around all the time smelling it. It was really bad.
4.4 OkayOct 26 2020
Pros: The car was niceCons: The staff, the process, and the end price
2.0 MediocreOct 13 2020
Pros: Easy to make a reservationCons: In times when the world is facing a pandemic, most business are trying to help and keep their costumers but Dolar does not. They do not refund money if you cancel a reservation due to COVID. I will not bring my business to them and will make sure to spread the word around.
6.4 GoodOct 12 2020
Cons: We rented a full-size sedan and were offered a “free upgrade“ to a small SUV. It was not an upgrade as it was quite small, smelled terribly of cigarette smoke, and had been driven from PA to CA, as it had Pennsylvania plates, and was rather rickety (did not drive tight). The good news is it got good gas mileage.
2.0 MediocreOct 11 2020
Pros: To make the reservationCons: In times when the world is facing a pandemic, this company has chosen to do not refund in the event of a cancellation due to COVID. They do not realize that now days, costumer care is more important than ever, the better the care the best chance that a costumer will do business again with the company. Hence, I will never go back to Dollar and I will make sure to spread the message to anyone I know.
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From $32/dayRated #4
Budget
7.6 Good (151 reviews)
3 locations in Santa Ana
Budget
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way, Suite 73+1 949 252 6240
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
2701 Hotel Terrace Drive+1 714 549 0451
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
4101 South Main Street+1 714 957 6501
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
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1.9 HorribleJul 12 2021
8.0 ExcellentJun 15 2021
Cons: The car I rented had quite a few scratches and there was a cigarette burn in the seat. Turning on the air conditioning in 95° heat revealed someone had smoked in the car and being an ex-smoker I'm a pansy these days as it drives me nuts. But being a Toyota Camry it ran great and got terrific fuel economy with no other issues
2.0 MediocreMay 23 2021
Cons: When it takes 2 hours for Budget to get a car for you at twice the normal rate. Ya, that could of been better.
10.0 ExcellentMay 8 2021
Pros: The employees were very pleasant and accommodating. Dropoff was simple and straightforward.Cons: Newer more comfortable vehicle
10.0 ExcellentMar 31 2021
Pros: The staff was very helpful and made sure we left with a car even when we were presented with obstacles they were quick on their feet with solutions to help us.Cons: I was unsure were to leave the keys because we dropped it off before they were open so maybe a clear spot to leave the keys although I left them on the wall where they hung the keys.
8.0 ExcellentMar 27 2021
Pros: car was greatCons: drop off process
10.0 ExcellentNov 5 2020
Pros: Pick-up was efficient, and staff was very helpful. Thank you for the mask!Cons: Drop-off was very easy. Parked, handed over keys, received receipt. Done.
9.2 ExcellentAug 22 2020
Pros: The staff were organized, prompt and friendly. The Budget office at SNA was closed and housed temporarily in the Avis office, so there was some confusion and extra time involved. However, all-in-all a good experience.Cons: Sort out the office location.
10.0 ExcellentAug 15 2020
Pros: clean car. easy pick up and drop off. great experience!!
10.0 ExcellentJan 29 2020
Pros: The gal I picked up the car with was amazing, smart and just a pleasure.Cons: Not much good rental experience
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From $30/dayRated #5
Hertz
7.6 Good (220 reviews)
3 locations in Santa Ana
Hertz
Locations in Santa Ana
1614 S Main St+1 714 541 5822
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
18601 Airport W. North+1 949 224 6700
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
19051 Airport Way North+1 949 224 9700
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
5.9 OkayJul 26 2021
4.0 OkayJun 30 2021
Pros: Way too busy and disorganized. If you have a rental all ready hooked up, you should be able to get to your car right away. I had to wait in line for over an hour with people who just landed then decided to get a rental...they didn't have a credit card, wanted to pay cash, weren't sure when they would be returning the car etc...Really? How about us business travelers who already paid? do I need to go somewhere else to get to my hotel after a long flight?
2.0 MediocreJun 15 2021
Cons: They canceled my order. And failed to return my money
4.0 OkayJun 14 2021
Pros: Pickup went well. Dropoff was the worst experience I've ever hadCons: No phone support to help with potentially dangerous situation at drop off. A stranger was lurking at the Hertz dropoff parking lot questioning me as I tried to return the car and no one from Hertz picked up the phone to assist with the unsafe conditions
8.0 ExcellentJun 12 2021
Pros: Staff at pickup and drop-off did a fine job. Agent was very efficient and helpful. I was pressed for time, and did not get a clear explanation of the insurance coverage differences. Had circumstances been different, I would have appreciated more explanation of options.Cons: Rental charges now are exorbitant and take advantage of the situation we are all In. I expect higher charges and realize the companies have also taken a big hit during the pandemic. I will avoid rentals, however, when there is any other option, because I resent being taken advantage of.
4.0 OkayJun 7 2021
Pros: Car was very clean and was at six cylinder that I orderedCons: I had to search the Internet for the customer service number as there was an issue with the car. Then the representative gave me the manufacturers phone number.
10.0 ExcellentMay 18 2021
Pros: The customer service was great. Both agents I talked to were friendly and knowledgeable.
6.0 GoodMay 17 2021
Pros: Car was clean and comfortable.Cons: Wait time to pick up car
8.0 ExcellentMay 7 2021
Pros: Relatively cheap cost. Quick pick up.Cons: Counter clerk was a bit rude and snippy at first. Car was not very clean (had dried coffee/juice on the console and steering wheel, etc.)
10.0 ExcellentMay 4 2021
Pros: I received a near new Pacifica mini-van that made a long trip much more pleasant for both my wife and me and, oh yes, our three cats too. We had it for one week as this was a one way trip from CA to ID. Pickup and drop-off was very easy, smooth and quick. I also opted for the insurance and no gas fill up upon return. Oh yea, unlimited miles included.Cons: It was pricey but seeing as how it was one way and from California it was expected I guess. Not sure if the vehicle was checked over from the previous renter but I found what looked like that someone had keyed the left side and there was what looked like a scrape on the same side on the sliding side door. At drop-off I had to fill in a form stating that it was there when I picked up the vehicle and since it was in underground parking I didn't see it until I got it home.
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From $44/dayRated #6
Avis
7.8 Good (76 reviews)
3 locations in Santa Ana
Avis
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way+1 949 660 5200
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
2701 Hotel Terrace Drive+1 714 708 3485
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
4101 South Main Street+1 714 957 6521
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.9
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayApr 1 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly & niceCons: We had reserved a mini van only to be told it was not available an hour before. We then accepted the alternative since we were pressed for time. Everything seemed ok until we loaded all our luggage, kids & grandma buckled up ...within minutes there were trails of ants all over!! Totally disgusting...this has never happened before. I called to complain but was told by the agent that this happens when cars are parked in grassy areas. When I first got in the car , I noticed some crumbs & just brushed it off. Looking back there is absolutely no excuse for this neglect in properly & throughly cleaning a car . This was unacceptable & we then drove to another location to swap the car for the minivan I reserved in the first place 😫 This whole ordeal set us back over an hour & in turn we missed our evening reservation. This caused so much inconvenience. That I will definitely think twice about renting from this company again :(
2.4 MediocreFeb 24 2020
Cons: Upgraded me to a larger car because they didn't have what I wanted in stock then billed me for it. Will never do business with this company again.
4.0 OkayJan 28 2019
Cons: The way Inwas treated at drop off. Also the extra charges that they tried to charge - filled up gas tank with receipt across st and they tried to charge me 20 extra then a drop off fee, and extra taxes after drop off. Dont think I will rent from them again. Bad experience dont honor what employees say
10.0 ExcellentJan 1 2018
Pros: great price, and great service.
10.0 ExcellentDec 9 2017
Pros: How fast the rental and return processing was. Price. Avis very easy to work with, better than Enterprise; they are very uptight. Your people are friendly.
4.0 OkayAug 31 2017
Pros: the size of car was what I requestedCons: staff was rude. finding car rented not easy. Car was filthy and smelled terrible.
10.0 ExcellentAug 26 2017
Good experiencePros: The staff at both locations were wonderful - my flight was running late on my pickup date and the man at the location (Jason) was really helpful and offered to wait for me if I was close to their closing time - it wasn't necessary since I made it in time, but I truly appreciated his willingness to accommodate me - it definitely relieved some stress and made my travel day much more enjoyable. The car was new and nice and clean.
2.0 MediocreAug 14 2017
Would not use Avis again.Cons: First car would not start. Second car had only a partial tank of gas, a broken center console, and ants. They quoted me a price of $45 and said insurance was $11. When I asked them to remove the insurance they said the price would be $42, so basically they lied. When I returned the car they're charged my credit card $65 instead of $45 without telling me why. And since I had to fill up to a partial tank of gas I ended up accidentally overfilling and so overpaid on gas. Would not use this company again.
10.0 ExcellentJul 21 2017
Amazing customer servicePros: This location had the best customer service I've ever had at a car rental.Cons: The drop off at LAX took some Extra time waiting in line to check in my car. Amazingly I got through LAX security faster. But neither we're terrible. Just time :)
10.0 ExcellentJul 9 2017
Avis Made the Difference - First ClassPros: Avis made the difference between a lost trip an a fun trip. I had travel complications due to some airline issues, and Avis went above and beyond to make my trip great! I landed at a totally different airport than expected, and Avis rolled with the changes, and took care of me. No extra fees for the unused car, and they honored my Kayak.com price at the counter. First class service!Cons: No complaints.
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From $71/dayRated #7
National
8.6 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana
National
Locations in Santa Ana
19051 Airport Way North+1 833 679 2045
Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday07:00 - 23:30
Sunday07:00 - 23:30
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
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8.0 ExcellentNov 23 2015
Pick your car is greatPros: Love the Pick your car and the no paper work.
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Allied
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
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Santa Ana
Sunnycars
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way
19051 Airport Way North
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
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
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Avr
1 location in Santa Ana
Avr
Locations in Santa Ana
Santa Ana Airport
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Easirent
1 location in Santa Ana
Easirent
Locations in Santa Ana
John Wayne Airport-Orange County
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GREEN MOTION
1 location in Santa Ana
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Santa Ana
19051 Airport Way North+1 949 636 6426
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MAGGIORE
1 location in Santa Ana
MAGGIORE
Locations in Santa Ana
John Wayne airport+1 310 645 2100
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From $21/day
Midway
1 location in Santa Ana
Midway
Locations in Santa Ana
Santa Ana Airport
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Rent-4-Less
1 location in Santa Ana
Rent-4-Less
Locations in Santa Ana
2015 N.Tustin Avenue(714) 667-0841
Recent reviews
From $26/day
Thrifty
1 location in Santa Ana
Thrifty
Locations in Santa Ana
18601, Airport Way
Recent reviews
From $6/day
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Cheapest deal
1 location in Santa Ana
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way+1 800 940 9332
Recent reviews
1075 travelers who rented a car in Santa Ana gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.1

Car rental locations in or near Santa Ana

Good to know

Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$39/day

Good deal

$29/day

When to book a rental car in Santa Ana

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

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 $29 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 22% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Santa Ana are around 37% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Santa Ana

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

  • On average a rental car in Santa Ana costs $39 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Dollar ($47/day) and Hertz ($63/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Dollar 18601 Airport Way 92707 (5 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Santa Ana are Alamo (8.9, 397 reviews), Enterprise (8.8, 229 reviews), and Avis (7.8, 80 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Santa Ana is $3.52 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

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

  • Car rental companies onsite at Los Angeles airport include Thrifty, Hertz, U-Save, Fox, Sixt, Dollar, Airport Van, NU Car, Ace and Budget.

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

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

  • A Economy car rental in Santa Ana costs $34 per day, on average.

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

  • A Standard car rental in Santa Ana costs $41 per day, on average.

  • In Santa Ana, cars are most frequently rented at Ace 4700 Airport Plaza Dr. (16 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Santa Ana costs $276 per week ($39 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Santa Ana costs $1,183 per month ($39 per day).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!).