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Santa Clarita car rentals from $23/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Santa Clarita with a pick-up date of 7/18 and drop-off date of 8/1. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Santa Clarita

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Ford Fiesta car
Ford Fiesta
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
$23/day
Nissan Sentra car
Nissan Sentra
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
$26/day
Toyota Corolla car
Toyota Corolla
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
$28/day
Toyota Prius car
Toyota Prius
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
$34/day
Dodge Grand Caravan car
Dodge Grand Caravan
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
$37/day
Nissan Pathfinder car
Nissan Pathfinder
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
$34/day
Acura ILX car
Acura ILX
or similar LARGE
5
5
4-5
$26/day
Mercedes-Benz C-Class car
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
or similar LUXURY
5
5
4-5
$34/day
Ford Edge car
Ford Edge
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$23/day
Fiat 500X car
Fiat 500X
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
$30/day
Ford Escape car
Ford Escape
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$30/day
Class Special Car car
Class Special Car
or similar Category
5
5
2/4
$35/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Santa Clarita

  • Drivers new to this town need to know these roads to easily get around with cheap car rentals in Santa Clarita. The Golden State Freeway, I-5, is a major north-south freeway that runs through the western edge of Santa Clarita. It provides access to Los Angeles to the south and Bakersfield to the north. The Antelope Valley Freeway, SR-14, is a major north-south freeway that runs through the eastern side of Santa Clarita. Santa Paula Freeway, SR-126, runs east-west through Santa Clarita. It provides access to Ventura to the west and the San Joaquin Valley to the east. Sierra Highway runs north-south through Santa Clarita, providing access to several local residential and commercial areas.
  • Like any other city, Santa Clarita has its share of dangerous roads. One of the most dangerous roads for cheap car rentals in Santa Clarita is the San Francisquito Canyon Road in the foothills of the Santa Clarita Valley. The road features several steep grades, hairpin turns, and narrow lanes. The Old Road runs parallel to Interstate 5 and can be a popular alternative for drivers looking to avoid the highway. However, it is a narrow two-lane road with several curves and blind spots, which can make it challenging to drive on. Sand Canyon Road runs through the hills of Santa Clarita and has several steep grades and tight curves. It can be challenging to navigate, especially during inclement weather.
  • Santa Clarita has several free EV charging stations located throughout the city for your electric Santa Clarita car rentals. Some of the most popular free charging stations include those at the Westfield Valencia Town Center, Santa Clarita Metrolink Station, and Central Park. The Westfield Valencia Town Center has four electric vehicle charging stations, with two reserved for Tesla charging. The Santa Clarita Metrolink Station has two free Level 2 charging stations available on a first-come, first-served basis, while Central Park also has two free Level 2 charging stations. The Westfield Valencia Town Center is the most convenient option as it is downtown and offers more EV charging stations. Additionally, this location offers a range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options, making it a convenient place to spend some time while your vehicle charges.
  • If you have been on vacation before, then you may understand the frustration that comes with waiting for public transport or standing in line waiting for a taxi. You could be late for your business meeting or miss out on a few items on your itinerary because you have to keep up with a certain schedule. But what if you can move at your own pace, time, and flexibility? This is achievable by renting a car from one of the top car rentals in Santa Clarita. You’ll have the ability to get to places quicker, have the chance to tick all the boxes on your Santa Clarita bucket list, experience areas you might not be able to through public transportation, and save money in the process. With a rental car, you can drive as far as 57 miles away to Disneyland Park in about an hour or drop in at the Sunken City Trail about 55 miles away.
  • Once you book your rental car through KAYAK, you'll find it waiting for you at the Los Angeles International Airport if you prefer to drive yourself to the city. If not, you can have the Santa Clarita car rental agency of your choice deliver it to your preferred convenient location. To find the rental car counter at the airport, follow the signs that’ll take you to baggage claim, then proceed outside to find rental car shuttles waiting to take you to the car lot. You'll ride the shuttle from the rental company of your choice, which could be Enterprise, Budget, Avis, or Hertz. When you're done with your trip, you find the Rental Car Return facility on Airport Blvd, and there'll be shuttles available to take you to the terminal to catch your flight.
  • When driving on Santa Clarita roads, it's a good idea to be wary of pedestrians and cycling of the road. Wait for pedestrians to cross on crosswalks and avoid using cellphones while driving at all times.
  • Santa Clarita has busy intersections as it's a commuting community. The Newhall Ranch and Bouquet Canyon Road intersection stands to be one of the busiest in the city. This intersection receives heavy foot traffic as well due to the shopping centers around, so be watchful of pedestrians. The Soledad Canyon Road and Bouquet Canyon Road intersection is in second place, and the Soledad Canyon Road and Whites Canyon Road intersection in third. The morning commute rush hour spans from 5am to 10am, after which it gets back to normal and peaks again in the evening from 5pm to 8pm. Winter roads in Santa Clarita can also be quite dangerous, and if the city gets snow, you may encounter backed-up traffic or full closure, especially on Interstate 5.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Santa Clarita for $46 or less
  • Book your rental car in Santa Clarita at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Santa Clarita are around 53% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Santa Clarita

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Santa Clarita?

    Unless you're driving in Santa Clarita during winter, a standard size car will get the job done. However, the kind of car you get from Santa Clarita car rentals highly depends on how many people you're bringing along and what attractions you intend to visit. Rural roads or long drives into other cities may require a 4WD to navigate different types of roads.

  • What’s the speed limit in Santa Clarita?

    The speed limits in Santa Clarita are 25mph in residential districts, business districts, and school zones. It goes lower to 15mph in alleys. The maximum speed limit on highways is 65mph and 55mph on two-lane undivided highways.

  • Where are the best places to park in Santa Clarita?

    There are several garages where you can park for free. You'll find them at Western Bagel, Bouquet Canyon Plaza, Valencia Crossroads, and Westfield Valencia Town Center. Parking on the streets of Santa Clarita is not allowed so keep that in mind to avoid a ticket.

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

    On average a rental car in Santa Clarita costs $64 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Santa Clarita found in the last 2 weeks is $33.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Santa Clarita?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($35/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($65/day).

  • How much is gas price in Santa Clarita?

    The average gas price in Santa Clarita is $3.74 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $45 and $60, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Santa Clarita?

    Economy (Toyota Yaris or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Santa Clarita.

  • Which car rental companies are at Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Los Angeles airport include Kyte, Ace, Sixt, Priceless, Airport Van, Fox, NextCar, Thrifty, GREEN MOTION and Hertz.

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

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Los Angeles airport to off-airport locations include Sixt, Priceless, Airport Van, Thrifty, Hertz, Budget, Midway, Alamo, Economy Rent a Car, and Dollar.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Santa Clarita?

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

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Santa Clarita?

    An Economy car rental in Santa Clarita costs $36 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Santa Clarita?

    A Full Size car rental in Santa Clarita costs $37 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Santa Clarita?

    An Intermediate car rental in Santa Clarita costs $37 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Santa Clarita?

    In Santa Clarita, cars are most frequently rented at Dollar 1407 East Los Angeles Avenue (16 miles from city center).

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

    On average a rental car in Santa Clarita costs $450 per week ($64 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Santa Clarita costs $1,930 per month ($64 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Santa Clarita?

    Most car rental providers in Santa Clarita offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Santa Clarita, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Santa Clarita?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 6 car rental agencies in Santa Clarita.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Santa Clarita?

    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!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Santa Clarita?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Santa Clarita so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What road trips can I take from Santa Clarita?

    One popular destination is Joshua Tree National Park, about two and a half hours east of Santa Clarita. Here, you can explore the park's unique geological formations and enjoy hiking trails that wind through the desert landscape. Another popular destination is San Diego, located about two and a half hours to the south.

  • Are there any restricted access roads in Santa Clarita?

    Yes, there are some restricted access roads in Santa Clarita. The Golden Valley Road Bridge, located on the Santa Clarita and Los Angeles County border, is restricted to only authorized vehicles, including emergency vehicles, public transit buses, and bicycles.

Santa Clarita car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

7.9

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.8

One location in Santa Clarita

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Locations in Santa Clarita

26011 Bouquet Canyon Rd.

+1 661 284 6664

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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8.0 Very good

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Pick up was at noon but establishment closed at noon. Glad we showed up 15 min early and were not late.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2021

KAYAK
The stated pick up time for the car was 5:00 p.m. I arrived at 5:02 p.m. and the place was dark. On the website it says it's open until 6:00 p.m. but they had a paper sign on the door saying the hours were to 5:00 p.m. Why would they allow me to set a pick up time after hours? Ridiculous! So I ended up having to go around the corner and rent a car from Enterprise. Should have done that in the first place.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2021

KAYAK
Good customer service with your local service representative in Santa Clarita CA

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I loved that the staff was quick, and didn’t try to sell me additional add-ons or insurance. Easiest prepay experience ever. Thankyou!

6.8 Okay

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Only one person was working at the desk, so I had to wait about 10 minutes to be helped. The car was not very clean inside.

9.6 Wonderful

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was clean and in good condition. Staff assisted us in checking out the car for overall condition. Explained everything we needed to know.

Cons:

Took our lives in our over hands trying to get in and out of the Hertz parking lot, which they share with multiple businesses. The lot is located on a very busy street and not much around to slow down traffic so one can easily get in and out.

1 out of 5

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

15 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

3 locations in Santa Clarita

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Locations in Santa Clarita

21445 Soledad Canyon Rd

+1 661 287 3187

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

23275 Magic Mountain Pkwy

+1 661 287 1990

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

28784 The Old Rd

+1 661 219 0088

Monday13:30 - 17:0008:00 - 17:00
Tuesday13:30 - 17:0008:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:0013:30 - 17:00
Thursday13:30 - 17:0008:00 - 17:00
Friday13:30 - 17:0008:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

very helpful! very clean! very happy

2.0 Poor

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

No, my reservation was not honored, therefore, i did not get the car rental

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly service. Vehicle was clean and nice to drive too!

Cons:

I wouldn't change anything!

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The guys who checked me in and out were very nice. I got a two-grade car upgrade, AFTER making my initial reservation. So I canceled the first reservation. Got a 2018 Toyota Camry LE for $219 a week. Total with insurance, etc was only $359. Fun car to drive with great gas mileage. Drove to San Diego and Borrego Springs and spent a total of only $70 in gas. Maybe I’ll buy one.

Cons:

What’s not to like?

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The crew is fantastic

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Speedy process of pick up & drop off.

1 out of 4

Midway

6.3

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Santa Clarita

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24854 Avenue Rockefeller

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Thrifty

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Santa Clarita

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Locations in Santa Clarita

26011 Bouquet Canyon Road

+1 661 284 6664

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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Avis

No score available yet

One location in Santa Clarita

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28235 Newhall Ranch Rd

+1 661 775 5615

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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4.0 Mediocre

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The agent was preoccupied with tv. He didnt acknowledge me either. Drop off was easy. I asked for a ride and was told I couldnt get one. Instead I had to grab a ride share service. I never had that issue with other rental car places.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The process was fast and efficient, process took less than 10 minutes. Car was clean and topped off. The Avis representative was professional and respectful.

Cons:

I would like to have done my vehicle inspection with the representative. There was an existing scuff mark and the windshield had a tiny tiny crack. Both the scuff and the crack were annotated I just feel the Avis Rep should have told me prior to walking outside and inspecting my vehicle.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

WE could not find the drop off location in Valencia. We called for 45 minutes trying to get a hold of someone in THAT location to better help us. They did not answer the phone so it went to the National number. They could not assist either. We desperately needed to drop off the car to get to my mother in law in the hospital who had just had a stroke. We finally found the office and saw the lone employee on his personal cell phone while the office phone kept ringing. Completely unacceptable. I will be a filing a complaint with Avis directly as well.

3.2 Poor

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Car was promise for pick up at 10am ... does not have the car till 12;30...

1 out of 2

Budget

No score available yet

One location in Santa Clarita

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28235 Newhall Ranch Rd

+1 661 775 5640

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

We loved the vehicle that we had!!

Cons:

They told us that there were no vans available likely reserved. When we told them an SUV would not work for us as we had a lot of stuff we needed to bring on our trip then all of the sudden we had an option of two vans. That was confusing to me. I am really thankful we got the van.

3.6 Poor

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

I had to wait more than four hours to receive a smaller car than what I booked. The agent was nice to offer an upgrade (after 3 hours of waiting) but the car was in a bad condition (tires were bad). So I had to accept a lower grade vehicle. Pick up and drop off process is very slow.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Location did not have cars when arrived. Waited two extra hours. Had to book directly thru enterprise. Missed flight connection. Uber and taxi fees to and from this location twice to try and pickup.

Cons:

Location did not have cars when arrived. Waited two extra hours. Had to book directly thru enterprise. Missed flight connection. Uber and taxi fees to and from this location twice to try and pickup.

1 out of 1

All Rite

No score available yet

2 locations in Santa Clarita

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Locations in Santa Clarita

17861 Sierra Hwy

661-250-9131

Opening times not available

24076 Creekside Rd

661-254-2600

Opening times not available

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Rent-4-Less

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One location in Santa Clarita

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26230 Bouquet Canyon Road

(661) 253 3664

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59 travelers who rented a car in Santa Clarita gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.1

Car rental locations in or near Santa Clarita

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Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$64/day

Good deal

$46/day

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