Thousand Oaks car rentals from $20/day

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Thousand Oaks car rental information

Pick-up locationThousand Oaks
Car typesCompact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Premium, Premium SUV, Standard SUV
Rental locations9
Airport locations0
Popular agenciesTuro, Avis

Cheap car rentals in Thousand Oaks

Chevrolet Spark car
Chevrolet Spark
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
$20Total
Nissan Versa car
Nissan Versa
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
$24Total
Hyundai Elantra car
Hyundai Elantra
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$23Total
Ford Fusion car
Ford Fusion
or similar LARGE
5
2
4-5
$28Total
Nissan Quest car
Nissan Quest
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
$25Total
Lexus NX car
Lexus NX
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
$37Total
Mercedes-Benz CLA car
Mercedes-Benz CLA
or similar LARGE
5
5
4-5
$30Total
Ford Mustang Convertible car
Ford Mustang Convertible
or similar CONVERTIBLE
5
3
2/4
$71Total
BMW X5 car
BMW X5
or similar SUV
5
5
4-5
$47Total
Honda CR-V car
Honda CR-V
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$25Total
Dodge Journey car
Dodge Journey
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$26Total
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Thousand Oaks

  • Thousand Oaks is home to several exciting attractions that you can't miss, such as the Kids World Family Fun Center. This indoor playground has fantastic activities for adults and children. You can also make pit stops at Westlake Village and Civic Arts Plaza. A car rental in Thousand Oaks is the best way to explore these places. With the rental, you have the flexibility to do whatever you want. Additionally, you can visit other areas close to Thousand Oaks, like More Mesa, which is 55 miles away.
  • Thousand Oaks has many adventures, so don't limit yourself to one location. Rent a cheap car in Thousand Oaks and set off to explore the nearby cities. For a terrific sightseeing excursion, go to Anaheim. It is about 60 miles from Thousand Oaks and is home to several wonderful attractions, including Disneyland. Los Angeles, which is 35 miles away, is a popular destination for travelers. While you're here, be sure to visit Universal Studios Hollywood. It's one of the main factors attracting tourists to this energetic city.
  • Flying to Thousand Oaks could mean landing at Los Angeles International Airport. LAX is 30 miles from Thousand Oaks. While Burbank Airport is closer to Thousand Oaks, there are no direct flights to this airport. Therefore, it is better to fly through LAX. Furthermore, you can get a Thousand Oaks car rental from LAX. The rental car offices in LAX are away from the airline terminals. Car rental companies meet customers at the lower or arrivals level islands outside baggage claim. You will see purple signage "Rental Car Shuttles," where you can pick a shuttle to the car rental facilities.
  • Renting an electric vehicle has many advantages, including significant financial savings and a less carbon footprint. Electric automobiles are ideal for drivers who wish to save on gasoline costs and lessen their environmental effects. If you rent an electric car in the city, Consider staying at a hotel with an electric charging station. These include the Fairfield Inn Santa Clarita Valencia, Malibu Beach Inn, the Huntley Hotel, the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, the Motel 6 Thousand Oaks South, and the Topanga Canyon Inn Bed and Breakfast. Additionally, there are landmarks with electric charging stations, such as the Ontario Convention Center, Westfield Topanga, and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor.
  • Thousand Oaks is home to thousands of oak trees, as the name suggests. Some of the trees are on the street. Though the trees don't frequently fall on the road, drive carefully not to hit them. Installing a navigation system in your Thousand Oaks car rental is also a good idea. The system will help you get to your destination without getting lost in the enigma of the city's streets.
  • You must be at least 25 years old and have a driver's license that has been valid for at least two years to get a cheap car rental in Thousand Oaks. Along with your driver's license, you must present a passport, a credit or debit card, and an identity card. Also, ensure you have your international driving permit if you need to show it. As each car rental company has different restrictions, we advise you to speak with them directly.
  • When driving in Thousand Oaks, expect the roads to be busier in the early mornings and late evenings. Most people in the city drive to work. As a result, traffic congestion is evident at about 6 am and 5 pm in the evenings. Nevertheless, traffic in Thousand Oaks is not as bad as in other parts of the country. The city has a population of about 130,000, so traffic clears out quickly.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Thousand Oaks for $34 or less
  • Book your rental car in Thousand Oaks at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size rental cars in Thousand Oaks are around 58% cheaper than other car types, on average

Thousand Oaks car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Thousand Oaks 
Verified travelerOct 2023
Thousand Oaks desk was good. No problem with them
Verified travelerJun 2023
Store is at back of property off street

FAQs about renting a car in Thousand Oaks

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Thousand Oaks?

    On average a rental car in Thousand Oaks costs $43 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 Thousand Oaks found in the last 2 weeks is $14.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Thousand Oaks?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis ($31/day).

  • How much is gas price in Thousand Oaks?

    The average gas price in Thousand Oaks is $3.48 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Thousand Oaks?

    Full-size (Mini Hatch or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Thousand Oaks.

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

    Car rental companies onsite at Los Angeles airport include Priceless, Kyte, Ace, Midway, NextCar, Fox, Hertz, Sixt, NU Car and Atwest.

  • 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 Priceless, Midway, Hertz, Advantage, Sixt, NU Car, Budget, Alamo, Airport Van, and Thrifty.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Thousand Oaks?

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

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Thousand Oaks?

    A Full Size car rental in Thousand Oaks costs $44 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car rental cost in Thousand Oaks?

    A Premium car rental in Thousand Oaks costs $61 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Thousand Oaks?

    A Standard car rental in Thousand Oaks costs $77 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Thousand Oaks?

    In Thousand Oaks, cars are most frequently rented at Priceless 9620 Airport Boulevard (30 miles from city center).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Thousand Oaks?

    On average a rental car in Thousand Oaks costs $303 per week ($43 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Thousand Oaks costs $1,298 per month ($43 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Thousand Oaks?

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Thousand Oaks?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 7 car rental agencies in Thousand Oaks.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Thousand Oaks?

    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 Thousand Oaks?

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

  • What type of car is recommended in Thousand Oaks?

    The type of car rental in Thousand Oaks depends on what activities you want to do while in town. If you will spend most of your time downtown, a Mini is a fantastic option. Minis are cheap to rent, efficient, and comfortable. If you have your kids with you, an SUV would be a great option because it gives you enough room. Lastly, if you want to splurge on your trip, you can get a prestigious car such as an elite SUV or a fancy sedan. The roads in Thousand Oaks are conducive for any of these car choices.

  • What is the minimum age requirement for renting a car in Thousand Oaks?

    The minimum age requirement when renting a car in the city is 21. Some vehicle rental companies impose an additional fee for drivers between the ages of 21 and 25. Your age may also limit the kind of car you can rent. The minimum car rental age varies between suppliers, so check with your car rental provider.

  • What is the speed limit in Thousand Oaks?

    You must follow the speed limit rules even if you have a Thousand Oaks car rental. The city applies different limits in different areas but generally ranges from 15 to 70 mph. For instance, the default speed limit in residential areas is 25 mph unless stated by a road sign. The speed limit drops to 20 mph in the school division, while it is 75 mph on the highway. Generally, you need to look out for posted signage indicating the area's speed limit because limits change depending on the road.

  • What are the child car seat rules in Thousand Oaks?

    Ensure your Thousand Oaks car rental has the right car seat for your youngster if you're traveling with children. If they are under two years old and under 40 pounds, make sure they ride in a rear-facing car seat.  Children 2 to 4 can ride in forward-facing seats, while children 4 to 8 can utilize booster seats. Your child may ride in a seat belt if they are at least 4 inches tall and older than eight years old.

  • Where is the best place to park in Thousand Oaks?

    A genuine concern for a person with a car rental in Thousand Oaks is the availability of parking in the city. The good news is that there is plenty of on and off-street parking around Thousand Oaks. One of the most convenient places to park is the Thousand Oaks Transportation Center. You can connect to other local and regional public transit from the car park. The center has lower and upper lots open for vehicle parking on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thousand Oaks car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

6.2

Most popular

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

5.9

One location in Thousand Oaks

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from $29/day

Locations in Thousand Oaks

2720 E Thousand Oaks Blvd.

+1 805 373 5112

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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6.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was super friendly. Just was kind of irritated that it jumped 300 something dollars to 730 dollars because of all the fees/"upgrades" that I wasnt sure about because they seem small but they nickel and dime you to death the 200 dollar deposit was ridiculous compared to enterprises 60

Cons:

Fees. enough. I liked the gas and liability fee. But honestly was extremely overpriced.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing, the worst car rental experience I've ever had

Cons:

Everything. The customer service was terrible, the car was awful and the whole experience was horrible. So bad in fact, I went to enterprise the same day to rent a car because hertz was a joke. I'll never rent through either hertz or kayak again. Absolutely terrible experience all around.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

Everything.

8.0 Very good

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff. - super easy pick up and drop off

Cons:

Tank was just 1/2 full - would have been nice to have full tank to start off our journey.... But that's just a small inconvenience. Car was clean and comfortable. Part of the front right panel was loose upon picking up vehicle - it was noted by staff, but I think it should have been fixed before renting to me. It made a whistle sound driving down the highway....

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very helpful staff. Quite busy at time.

4.0 Mediocre

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The man that helped me when I checked in was very nice and worked fast.

Cons:

When I came to return my vehicle there were only two employees working and there were about 15 people waiting. I left and came back and still had to wait about 30 minutes and I was given mis information on the gas. Also the car was not a good value I’ve rented cars for a quarter of the price at other rental car companies.

1 out of 8

Midway

7.3

Best rated
Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

One location in Thousand Oaks

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from $23/day

Locations in Thousand Oaks

3157 East Thousand Oaks Blvd

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Nothing

2.0 Poor

Sep 2022

KAYAK
My pickup time was 1pm, I arrived 4 minutes late, they said it was too late because they had already locked up all the keys to the cars. No where on any of my paperwork did it say that they closed at 1pm or that I needed to arrive early. This was on a Saturday and they are closed Sunday, the salesperson told me to come back on Monday. Now I'm charged more than $300 for a car I could not pick up.

1 out of 1

Budget

7.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

7.6

2 locations in Thousand Oaks

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from $52/day

Locations in Thousand Oaks

145 West Hillcrest Drive

+1 805 230 0163

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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389 East Thousand Oaks Blvd

+1 805 777 4821

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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7.2 Good

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything but the customer service

Cons:

They were not very friendly. But they were efficient

2.0 Poor

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

absolutely nothing

Cons:

the pick up/drop off time I requested did not translate to them. I booked $40 x 2 days no drop fee at LAX - I got charged 40 + 80 ... so if you can get my $40 back equalling the receipt you gave me - I would say Bravo! as it - worst ever- never again

2.0 Poor

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Raul (may be in Mexico call center) was not knowledgeable

Cons:

When we went to pick up car, lical agent told ‘no car available’ Not responsible of call center agent’s false reservationz NO MORE RENTING CAR FROM BUDGET ANYMORE. Lousiest agents & service

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The customer service was excellent. Staff was friendly, helpful, and got us on the road very quickly.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease and convenience!

Cons:

Difficult to find the pick up location. Detailed directions would be ideal.

4.8 Mediocre

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I filled up the gas but did not take the receipt so they charged me $ extra saying it was on the contract.

1 out of 3

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.7

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

6.5

3 locations in Thousand Oaks

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from $36/day

Locations in Thousand Oaks

3021 Thousand Oaks

+1 805 373 0788

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
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540 N Moorpark Rd Ste 6

+1 805 373 0788

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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764 E Los Angeles Ave

+1 805 522 4001

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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9.6 Wonderful

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff made it easy especially with all of the Covid hurdles.

Cons:

You guys need to let your employees wear hats if they are going to have to work outside in the hot sun while Covid is causing issues.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

yes

Cons:

it was excellent

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly, helpful staff. Quick to pick-up. Clean vehicle. Easy drop off.

Cons:

n/a

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very professional staff. I will only rent from them in the Thousand Oaks area

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly service. Great cars.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Service was amazing! Quick - Efficient - Energetic - Polite

1 out of 6

Avis

6.0

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

5.9

One location in Thousand Oaks

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from $39/day

Locations in Thousand Oaks

389 East Thousand Oaks Blvd

+1 805 371 5750

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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4.0 Mediocre

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Awful customer service over the phone. Total confusion on their end to refund money

8.8 Very good

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was super helpful, car worked well, easy to operate, quick customer service, no under 25 fee.

Cons:

Lower price.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nope. They took our reservation but didn't give us a car and stranded us.

Cons:

They could have been competent

2.0 Poor

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Cheap price ok

Cons:

Flat tire. Needed to exchange the car and Steve said, come back at 12. M***** I have work 50 miles away right now. I need a car. He didn't care. No customer service skill what so ever. He hates his job but the problem is it affects you. Dude needs to work in the mountains or something.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The price.

Cons:

I paid $13 to take an Uber down to Avis. I had a printed a "premium" vehicle, which is basically a Chevrolet Impala, Chrysler 300 or similar. The representative pulled an Impala up to me. As soon as he opened the door, the strong smell of cigarettes wafted out. It was obvious they had not wet-cleaned the interior since the smoker(s) used the car. I told him the car reeks of smoke, that I would be driving a number of clients around all day, and there was no way I could take this car. He said they had no others of this type. He also tried to convince me that the car didn't smell like smoke. He then kept trying to get me to take a compact SUV. No matter how many times I said I needed and reserved a large vehicle, he kept trying to put me in a small vehicle instead. Ultimately, I agreed to take a mini van. However, he showed me the minivan (I wanted to ensure it was free of smoke). The van was covered with a mud and dirt, and the seats were covered with salt and French fries, like the last people to use it took a trip to the mountains with unruly kids. It also smelled of fast food. He said it would take about 45 minutes to clean out. At this point, I simply left and walked a few blocks over to Enterprise, which had several vehicles available. Unfortunately it also cost me about $140 on top of what I had expected to pay Avis. In addition, Enterprise would have picked me up, so my $13 Uber ride was also a waste. I plan to submit the bill for the difference to Avis for putting me in this position with their incompetence and negligence.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The personnel in the Avis rental destination location were very helpful in informing us about our options when it looked like we would have to change our drop off location.

1 out of 3

Thrifty

6.0

Okay

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One location in Thousand Oaks

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Locations in Thousand Oaks

2720 Thousand Oaks Boulevard

+1 805 373 5112

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
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1694 E Thousand Oaks

(805) 370 7200

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102 travelers who rented a car in Thousand Oaks gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.0

Car rental locations in or near Thousand Oaks

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

$43/day

Good deal

$34/day

When to book a rental car in Thousand Oaks

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