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California Car Hire - Explore great USA car hire savings

Compare and book holiday car hire, with prices starting from £20.21 per day with FREE cancellations*

Start your American road trip right with Holiday Extras' car hire comparison. Our award-winning car rental comparison and booking site finds cheap car hire from over 900 car rental providers. As we only use trusted, reputable holiday car hire companies, you can rest assured you'll be getting a reliable holiday car rental service.

California offers something for everyone. Whether you're wanting to unwind at a wine country estate, hit the beach for some surfing or get your adrenaline fix at an iconic theme park, the Golden State's got you covered. If you want to explore California's vastness in all its glory, including Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, hiring a car is essential. Compare and save with our wide range of options for USA Car hirel, not only from Los Angeles Airport (LAX), but from a host of other convenient locations too.

Cheap Car Hire in California from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) from £20.21

Rental Cars in California
Type of Hire Car Number of Seats Price Per Day*
Economy (e.g. Ford Fiesta or similar) 4 people max £32.02
Small (e.g. Ford Focus or similar) 5 people max £33.95
Medium (e.g. VW Jetta or similar) 5 people max £35.85
Large (e.g. Ford Fusion or similar) 7 people max £32.08
Luxury (e.g. Nissan Maxima or similar) 7 people max £30.16
Something Special (extra style and space) 7 people max £20.21
*Note: All the above prices are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change according to supplier availability

Why choose Holiday Extras for your California car rental needs?

With our car hire comparison, we offer deals from 900 reliable rental companies to bring you, not just a wide range of vehicles, but also superb savings for your holiday car hire. Our service covers mind-blowing 4000 cities and 160 countries worldwide, with car hire pick up points ranging from airports to city centre locations. Whether you're looking at popular European holiday destinations, South Africa, the USA, Canada or Australia, we'll have a rental car to suit you.

Our great car hire offers don't just include an amazing range of destinations, but a wide range of rental vehicles too. Whether you're looking for an economy car for city driving, a comfy hatchback for a road trip, a robust SUV for venturing off the beaten track or a people carrier for up to 9 passengers, rest assured, we'll have an option for you. We even have a range of stunning luxury cars to help you hit the American freeways in style. We also offer free cancellation up to 48 hours before you're due to travel.

How does it work?

Once you've made your booking, we'll send you an email confirmation. This will contain your unique booking reference number, plus the location of the car hire desk (if you're collecting your rental car from the airport) or address of the provider's office.

Useful information about insurance

All our USA car hire agreements include a collision damage waiver. This means that, in the event of theft or damage, you won't be required to pay any more than your excess.

Here at Holiday Extras, we aim to make things as hassle-free as possible so you can make the most of precious time away. Therefore, our total protection insurance for your California car hire will give you that bit of extra reassurance that, should the rental vehicle be involved in an accident, then your insurance will cover you. We regularly compare and price-check all our policies to ensure we always bring you the best level cover at the lowest prices. All our policies include the following:

  • Damage and theft excess
  • Damage protection for all mechanical and exterior of the car
  • Cover for any immobilisation, admin and towing charges
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours before travel

On arrival in California

When you arrive in the USA, collecting your hire car couldn't be simpler. If you've chosen to pick it up at Los Angeles Airport (LAX), then head to the car hire provider's desk in the Arrivals hall. If you're collecting your rental car from another location, then make your way to the address on your booking confirmation. On arrival, a member of the team will go over the details of the car rental agreement with you. There will be some paperwork to complete ahead of the keys being handed over for the car. They will also take a moment to remind you of the fuel policy for the car, as well as whether there is any mileage limit on the hire agreement.

Please ensure you have the following with you when you pick up your hire car:

  • Printed email confirmation for each of your journeys
  • A full driving licence
  • Credit card in the lead driver's name, with the full deposit amount available
  • A valid DVLA code
  • A valid passport

On your return

When your time in the Golden State comes to an end, full details of where to return your California hire car to will be listed on your booking confirmation. When you take your rental car back, the rental company will give it a quick inspection before you head off.

Making the most of California

California boasts so much more than just infinite sun and endless sandy beaches. There are acres and acres of wilderness and rugged coastlines to be discovered. You can utilise California's extensive freeway system to drive north through Carmel-By-The-Sea to San Francisco. Then, you can drive across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and truly experience its sheer enormity. A car is a must-have in Los Angeles to fully explore the Southern Californian city. Head to Venice Beach Boardwalk where you can eat, shop and watch amazing street performers, before travelling up to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

Only a phone call away

If you have any queries, then our experienced, friendly car hire team are here to assist you on 0800 804 7362. Alternatively, you can contact us online here.