Southern California car rentals

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Dec 12 — Dec 19
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Cheap car rentals in Southern California

Economy$11/day
Compact$12/day
Intermediate$7/day
Standard$6/day
Full-size$16/day
SUV$51/day
Minivan$35/day
Full-size SUV$51/day
Premium$34/day
Passenger van$157/day
Luxury$35/day
Convertible$41/day
Pickup truck$40/day
Premium SUV$58/day
Supplier choice$27/day
Compact SUV$29/day
Intermediate SUV$31/day
Standard SUV$32/day
Supplier choice sedan$42/day
Supplier choice SUV$51/day
Luxury SUV$61/day
Premium coupe$189/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car rental locations in Southern California

Car rental directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise car rental locations in Southern California

    72 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Southern California

    52 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Southern California

    46 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Southern California

    44 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Southern California

    11 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Southern California

    11 Locations

  • midwaycarren

    Midway car rental locations in Southern California

    9 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Southern California

    8 Locations

  • ezrav

    EZ Van car rental locations in Southern California

    8 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Southern California

    8 Locations

  • eaglerac

    Eagle Rent A Car car rental locations in Southern California

    7 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car rental locations in Southern California

    7 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Pacific Rent A Car

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$52/day

Good deal

$40/day

When to book a rental car in Southern California

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

Top tips for renting a car in Southern California

  • Southern California offers one of the finest travel destinations in America. Many people prefer traveling to Southern California in rental cars. Whereas renting a vehicle to tour Southern California is economical in the long run, you should prepare for your car rental in advance. Start by identifying the different car dealers near the places you want to visit. Check out the cars and identify which car model fits your Southern California tour. Go through the rental agreement with a suitable car rental dealer before committing yourself to a contract. Inspect the car thoroughly before embarking on your trip and ensure it doesn’t have any damages. Furthermore, fuel the car before starting your road trip, other than waiting for the dealer to fuel the car for you since they will include the gas in your rental car price.
  • Some car rental firms in Southern California allow car renters to use their travel insurance to pay for rental cars. Thus, you should check with a prospective car rental company as to whether they accept a travel insurance policy as an option for renting cars. Furthermore, check the car rental options the dealer will offer you courtesy of your travel insurance policy. Travelers with a comprehensive travel insurance policy have an advantage when booking and paying for rental cars. A comprehensive insurance plan, for instance, can pay for gas while driving a rental car in Southern California.
  • Driving in Southern California is different from driving in other places. The region has some of the country’s busiest roads. Hence, all drivers, and primarily rental drivers, should observe safety precautions to keep safe while driving on Southern California’s highways. For instance, while driving a rental car in Southern California, you should follow the recommended speed limit, always keep right, make correct lane changes, and maximize your visibility.
  • There are many car rental firms in Southern California offering their services. But no website offers more car rental options than KAYAK. Car rental drivers should take advantage of the KAYAK website to choose a car rental company. KAYAK will give you an originality boost by allowing you to select a car that offers better performance than your everyday car. You can then book a car directly through the KAYAK website.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Southern California for $40 or less
  • Book your rental car in Southern California at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Southern California are around 89% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Southern California are around 38% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Southern California