Orange County car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Orange County

Economy$22/day
Compact$24/day
Intermediate$25/day
Standard$24/day
Full-size$24/day
Minivan$30/day
Full-size SUV$34/day
Premium$35/day
Passenger van$45/day
Luxury$33/day
Convertible$65/day
Pickup truck$37/day
Premium SUV$75/day
Intermediate SUV$26/day
Supplier choice$26/day
Standard SUV$27/day
Compact SUV$27/day
Luxury SUV$48/day
Open air all terrain$58/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Orange County

  • Ensure that every passenger riding in the rental car wears a seatbelt while in Orange County. If you have kids below eight that will be traveling with you, they should be in a car safety seat or booster seat. Kids below two should be in a rear-facing car seat, while those between three and five should be in a forward-facing car seat. Those below eight and not taller than 4 feet 9 inches should be in a booster seat. You can rent booster seats along with the car at car rental locations in Orange County.
  • Traffic can be very frustrating. The rush hour in Orange County is between 7:00 and 9:00 am and 3:00 to 7:00 pm. During these busy hours, the freeways and downtown Orange County are usually packed with vehicles. Avoid traveling through these areas during the rush hours for a hassle-free trip. However, if you find yourself stuck on the freeway during rush hour, you can use the HOV and carpool lanes. Note that there is a two-person minimum on carpool lanes, and you can only cross over when there’s an opening.
  • There are a couple of toll roads in Orange County. Routes 73, 133, 241, and 261 have tolls, and payment is usually by cash or electronically. Either have some money on hand to pay for the toll or ask for a toll pass from the rental agency, which is an easier and more convenient option.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Orange County for $43 or less
  • Book your rental car in Orange County at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Orange County are around 27% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Orange County are around -14% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Orange County

  • Should I rent a car in Orange County?

    For the best experience in Orange County, get yourself your own set of wheels to explore the natural beauty and serenity of this peaceful paradise. There are many benefits of an Orange County car rental. First, you enjoy the freedom to plan your own trip. Unlike the strict and rigid public bus, a rental car allows you to move at your own pace, stopping and starting whenever and wherever you want. An Orange County car rental also offers you a comfortable and convenient experience. Thinking of traveling in style? We have a convertible with your name on it. Is the family coming along? A full-size SUV with plenty of seating and storage room should do the trick. Finally, a rental car gives you the everyday pleasures we enjoy so much, including air conditioning, GPS, Bluetooth, and great entertainment systems.

  • What is driving like in Orange County?

    Here are a few things to keep in mind before hitting the road in your Orange County rental car. Speed limits are strictly enforced in Orange County, so ensure you’re driving within the limit. The maximum speed limit in urban areas is 55 mph. This reduces to 25 mph in business and residential districts and 15 mph in alleyways and school zones. Be patient and yield to pedestrians even if they’re crossing the road illegally. If you encounter one with flashing lights, yield or slow down and move one lane over from the one adjacent to the emergency team if possible. In Orange County, distracted driving is a serious offense, so only use your phone if it’s in hands-free mode. Remain alert and watch out for motorcycles since they can share the lane with you in Orange County.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Orange County?

    You need to be at least twenty one to qualify for a rental car in most car rental locations in Orange County. You’ll be required to have your valid driver’s license and credit card in your name before you’re allowed to book a rental. Nonetheless, there’s a daily surcharge on young drivers, drivers between twenty one and twenty four. Also, young drivers cannot rent certain vehicle classes in Orange County car rentals, such as passenger and commercial vans, signature vehicles, exotic and luxury rentals, and full-size and premium SUVs.

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

    On average a rental car in Orange County costs $45 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Orange County?

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

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Orange County?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($26/day), Hertz ($29/day) and Dollar ($31/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Orange County?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Orange County are Alamo (8.6, 239 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.4, 266 reviews), and Dollar (7.4, 102 reviews).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Orange County?

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Orange County?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Orange County are Santa Ana (56% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Orange County), Long Beach (22%) and Anaheim (7%).

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

    On average a rental car in Orange County costs $384 per week ($55 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Orange County costs $1,644 per month ($55 per day).

Car rental directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Orange County

    44 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Orange County

    19 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Orange County

    17 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Orange County

    16 Locations

  • rent4less

    Rent-4-Less car rental locations in Orange County

    7 Locations

  • alliedcar

    Allied car rental locations in Orange County

    4 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Orange County

    4 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Orange County

    3 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Orange County

    3 Locations

  • vipcarsrec

    VIPCars Recommendation car rental locations in Orange County

    3 Locations

  • airportvanre

    Airport Van car rental locations in Orange County

    2 Locations

  • avr

    Avr car rental locations in Orange County

    2 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Turo

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$54/day

Good deal

$43/day

When to book a rental car in Orange County

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