Tustin car rentals from $18/day

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Cheap car rentals in Tustin

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Economy$24/day
Compact$18/day
Intermediate$27/day
Minivan$29/day
Full-size SUV$34/day
Premium$46/day
Passenger van$34/day
Pickup truck$36/day
Supplier choice$24/day
Standard SUV$26/day
Compact SUV$32/day
Intermediate SUV$34/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Tustin

  • Car rentals in Tustin offer a more convenient transport option for visitors coming to the city for a vacation with their family, friends, and colleagues. Compared to buses and trains, which have specific drop-off points, departure times, and travel routes, a rental car allows you to drive to just any location of your choice. One of the places you cannot afford missing to visit while in Tustin is Santa Ana Zoon. Having a rental car while visiting this and many other destinations allow you to move conveniently with your personal items.
  • If you are arriving in Tustin via John Wayne International Airport, renting a car will make your movements from the airport to your preferred destination easier and more fun. The airport has a car rental facility that houses desks for all the major Tustin car rentals, including Hertz, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, and Allied. This car rental facility is located on the lower level of the Arrivals, between Terminals A and B.
  • You need to remember a few tips when driving your rental car in Tustin. Most of the downtown roads are narrow, with a high number of cyclists and pedestrians in the morning and evening. Always stay alert any time you are behind the wheel on these roads to avoid hitting any. If you are driving your car within the city center, be aware that most vehicles move at a much lower speed. It is good to keep a reasonable distance from the car ahead of you and avoid tailgating.
  • The convenience of using car rentals in Tustin reduces when there is a sharp disruption in the traffic. You will experience notable difficulties when driving your car in Tustin when the city hosts the annual Arts Walk and Crawl event. This event, which occurs in the second week of October every year, attracts a large number of people from various places, which leads to heavy traffic build-up on most of the roads in the city.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Tustin for $41 or less
  • Book your rental car in Tustin at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Tustin are around -66% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Tustin

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

    On average a rental car in Tustin costs $48 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 Tustin found in the last 2 weeks is $24.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Tustin?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($24/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($67/day).

  • How much is gas price in Tustin?

    The average gas price in Tustin is $3.89 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $47 and $62, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Tustin?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Tustin.

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

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

  • 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 Midway, Airport Van, Priceless, Hertz, Sixt, Alamo, NU Car, Budget, Thrifty, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Tustin?

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

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Tustin?

    A Mini car rental in Tustin costs $114 per day, on average.

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

    A Full Size car rental in Tustin costs $42 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Tustin?

    An Intermediate car rental in Tustin costs $50 per day, on average.

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

    On average a rental car in Tustin costs $337 per week ($48 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Tustin costs $1,444 per month ($48 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Tustin?

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Tustin?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 2 car rental agencies in Tustin.

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

    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 Tustin?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Tustin 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 for driving in Tustin?

    The nature of your destination and the number of people with whom you are traveling are the key determinants of the type of car you should consider renting. Compact and Intermediate SUVs are suitable for those traveling in the company of four or five other people. These types of cars can accommodate quite a number of people inside their doors. Additionally, their luggage space is large enough to accommodate more baggage. Intermediate SUVs are also a good choice if you are driving to off-road destinations. On the contrary, if you are traveling alone or perhaps with your significant other, an economy car, which accommodates up to two adults, will be a good choice for you.

  • What's the speed limit in Tustin?

    The speed limit on the Tustin highways, away from the city center, school zones, and residential zones, is 50 mph unless otherwise indicated. However, if you are driving your car on any road within the residential areas, you have to adhere to a speed limit of 25 mph. The same speed limit applies to all the streets in the city center and all roads near schools. The city uses speed cameras to help reduce the case of drivers violating the speed limit rules. Any red light violation offense could attract a fine of up to $158.

  • Where are the best places to park in Tustin?

    Hotel parking is the most convenient option for drivers looking for a place to park their rental cars in Tustin. Nearly every hotel in Tustin has parking lots that are freely available for its visitors. However, this parking option is limited to those who are staying at one of the hotels in the city. Public parking garages offer the most reliable parking services for all drivers at any time in the city. Consider parking your car at Tustin Metrolink Station Parking, a parking lot located at 2975 Edinger Ave, or Scooter Parking at Tustin Metrolink. These two are easily accessible when driving from different parts of Tustin.

Tustin car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

52 reviews
Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Tustin

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Locations in Tustin

1614 S Main St

+1 714 541 5822

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

28 Auto Center Drive

+1 714 731 6023

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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4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2024

KAYAK
I’m not sure where the problem resides, but our reservation on KAYAK was not clear and accurate. We called Hertz to inquire about possibly picking a car up earlier. They informed us that the car that we had rented was a managers, special and that deal was an electric car. We did not realize that we would have to drive an electric car 400 miles to return it at another location. We had to get another car and that raised our rental by $50 not including tax.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Car was 4 yrs.old not washed, tape on front glass and window, did not run smooth, check engine light came on after just a couple days! Tried to exchange or even get downgrade for better car! Closed me out early, which I did not want to do?! Lost 2 days of rental lost 2 grays lf work and left stranded at Hertz office!! Plus on top of that !! Charged me even more!! Than agreed price.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Close by my house . Quick and easy .

2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

My car had a flat tire and was gross and dirty and ended up needing to be replaced which made us miss a lot of things ur vacation

9.6 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and helpful.

Cons:

Location was further away from airport than I thought.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

No complaints. Staff very polite and professional. Will definitely patronize this office again in the future

Cons:

Couldn't ask for any improvements

1 out of 10

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.9

Very good

25 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

9.3

3 locations in Tustin

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1714 E Mcfadden Ave Ste L

+1 714 541 4862

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3097 Edinger Ave Ste A

+1 949 654 9198

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

5 Auto Center Dr

+1 714 838 1189

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

This rental did not happen, they did not have the car available I was attempting to renf

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

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 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

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.

8.4 Very good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was cleaned right before I got it

Cons:

- Check in took too long. I waited 30-40 minutes to receive my vehicle. - Car was still wet - they should have finished cleaning it. - Limited selection of cars, was not able to choose which car I wanted - Staff was polite but it’s not clear what they were doing inside, leaving several customers waiting outside. I was not even acknowledged for the first 5-10 minutes after I got there.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

They were very friendly and polite

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The service

Cons:

They need more help it was so busy the two times I was there

1 out of 5

Budget

6.4

One location in Tustin

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2701 Hotel Terrace Drive

+1 714 549 0451

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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2.0 Poor

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Budget rental didnt have the vehicle I had to find another location in a different city when I arrived 8 people had been waiting for 30 mins I waited additional 25 mins and when it was finally my turn I couldnt get a vehicle because it's based on credit. Why they accept your money first if o.a.c.?

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very polite & professional

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was wonderful.

Cons:

We returned the car couple of hours later and we were charged for the whole day

1 out of 1

Airport Van

4.9

Mediocre

13 reviews

One location in Tustin

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2073 Harbor Blvd

+1 949 485 4747

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4.0 Mediocre

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Not much

Cons:

Was not informed of a $25 after hours drop off fee, or a $50 different drop off location fee. Was not informed that Costa Mesa closed before scheduled drop off time, and that drop off subsequently was at airport. I needed special instructions for the airport drop off.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Great Customer Service From All the Staff.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Love it

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I would not hesitate to use this company again, and when we go back to this area I will definitely look here first for my rental van. The staff members we encountered were friendly and attentive. When we lost a cell phone Milton the General Manager personally attended to having it overnight shipped back to us, and Raphael, the one who found the phone in our returned van, searched the entire van to find it, which was no easy task because the phone was black on a black mat and under a seat.

Cons:

This isn't the rental company's fault, but the city imposes a restriction upon rental pickups, so they have to go to a special parking lot, and I wasn't aware of this.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

We worried after reading some reviews, but this rental company was awesome. Friendly service from pick up, to drop off. Quick, clean, and total steal! The van was clean and ran beautifully. If you rent to experience a brand new car with all the bells and whistles, this won't suit you. But we loved it and hope others give them a try.

Cons:

It was a little unclear what we needed to do once we got to the airport and even the airport info people hadn't heard of the company. Perhaps a bit more explicit instructions on how to get a ride to the rental facility would help.

9.2 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I needed a van to carry 8 people (including 3 car seats with kids) and renting a kia sedona from here did the job! Great people, fast service, and overall a pleasant experience.

Cons:

Since it's a smaller, outside-of-the-airport shop, the rentals are a bit older and sometimes worn-down. (i.e. color stained but clean seats) No odor problems or anything like that, but you can tell when you get a van that someone used for camping/ snowboarding. Regardless, the price and service makes up for all of that!

1 out of 3

Midway

6.4

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Tustin

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3131 S. Standard Ave

Opening times not available

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Avis

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One location in Tustin

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2701 Hotel Terrace Drive

+1 714 708 3485

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly & nice

Cons:

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 :(

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

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 Poor

Aug 2017

KAYAK

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 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Rented at this off airport location. Was half the price airport rental. took uber maybe 5 minute ride.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean, easy, reasonable price and FLEXIBLE. Picked up Van in Costa Mesa, CA and dropped off @ SFO (San Francisco Airport) with a day notice. No extra charge!

Cons:

All good!

1 out of 2

Allied

No score available yet

One location in Tustin

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1333 S Main Street

+1 714 835 4990

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Rent-4-Less

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One location in Tustin

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2015 N.Tustin Avenue

(714) 667-0841

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102 travelers who rented a car in Tustin gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.3

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Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$48/day

Good deal

$41/day

When to book a rental car in Tustin

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