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In California we recommend the following car hire offers

from 25 £ per day
Compact

The most booked among rental cars

e.g. Nissan Versa
12 Days from 01.07 - 13.07.2024
Example vehicle
from 36 £ per day
Mini

Alone on the road or only with small baggage? Then this will be sufficient!

e.g. Chevrolet Spark
12 Days from 01.07 - 13.07.2024
Example vehicle
from 24 £ per day
All-round carefree package

This way nothing can go wrong - carefree and all inclusive!

Economy
e.g. Chevrolet Spark
12 Days from 01.07 - 13.07.2024
Example vehicle

If you are looking for an unforgettable and varied holiday, California is the right choice. Book a cheap hired car and visit the many sights. The Hollywood sign in Los Angeles is particularly recommended. Disneyland and the Santa Monica Pier are also located here. Another "must-see" is in San Francisco: the sight of the legendary Golden Gate Bridge delights thousands of tourists every year. You can hire a car in numerous cities in California such as Malibu, Los Angeles or San Francisco. In addition, rental cars are also available at the airports.

Frequently asked questions about car hire booking California

How much does a hired car in California cost?

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Street in San Francisco

Explore California with a cheap hired car

A cheap hired car is available from as little as 164 £ per week. We compare the prices of all major car hire companies and show you the best deal for California to make your trip a complete success.

Book a small car for California

Particularly popular are small cars, which you can hire from as little as 252 £ per week, because with them you can fit into even the smallest parking space.

Book a family car

 If you are travelling to California with the whole family, a family car is also suitable, which you can hire from 207 £ per week.

Discover California with a convertible

 If you like to travel topless, a convertible hired car is available for 420 £ per week. The Pacific Coast Motorway from San Francisco to Los Angeles is particulary nice to explore with a convertible.

Book a hired car for one day

If you only need a hired car for one day, you can hire it for as low as 24 £ per day.

In California, Auto Europe offers the cheapest car hire.

Where can I book a hired car in California?We offer hired car bookings in various cities and airports in California. This way, you are particularly flexible.

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Golden Gate Bridge

Drive over the famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francicso

We offer hired car bookings in various cities and airports in California. This way, you are particularly flexible.

Book a hired car in the cities of California

Book a hired car at the airport

What is the minimum age to hire a car in California?

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You can already book your own hired car at the age of 21. To do this, simply enter the age in the search mask and select the appropriate hired car for your plans in California. For drivers under 25 years, there is usually a so-called "young driver fee", which is usually already included in the displayed rental price.

What is there to consider when driving in California?

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Skyline San Diego

Take the traffic laws into consideration

Enjoy a stress-free trip to California by following the applying traffic rules.

  • Speed Limits: Business and residental districts: 25 mph, Two-lane undivided Highways 55 mph, Highways or interstates    Between 65 – 70 mph
  • Alcohol: For drivers older than 21 the limit is 0.08%, For drivers who are under 21, the legal limit is 0.01%.
  • Driving licence: A current valid driving licence from a foreign country is sufficient.
  • Toll roads: In California you may have to pay a toll. You can pay the tolls using The Toll Roads app or online at TheTollRoads.com. Sometimes cash is accepted as well.

Can I pick up the hired car in California and return it at another location?

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Coronado Bridge San Diego

We offer one-way rentals

You can also return the hired car to a car hire agency at another location in California, such as Malibu or San Francisco or even in different states. To do this, simply change the return location in the search mask and look forward to an exciting road trip. For the so-called one-way rental, additional fees apply.

If you plan to be on the road longer, you can specify an additional driver. This way you can take turns driving the hired car and everyone can enjoy the view for once. In some offers, an additional driver is already included in the rental price.

Can I cancel the hired car free of charge?

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If you decide not to go ahead with your trip as planned, you can cancel the hired car free of charge up to 24 hours before the start of the rental period. In case the Corona Virus and therefore possible travel restrictions prevent you from travelling, you are on the safe side. Thanks to the option to cancel your hired car free of charge, you are particularly flexible.

Satisfaction with MietwagenCheck
50843 Reviews

4.8/5

294 Experiences of our customers in California

Rating of Sara D.

“Great new car and absolutely hassle free online ordering process. Recommendable.”

Rating of Daniel R.

“Everything worked out fine!”

Rating of René L.

“Everything was perfect. Fast processing and very friendly.”

Rating of Janine F.

“Response to inquiries by mail answered comprehensively and very friendly....was not available...sklasse. The station is very well signposted....Return was easy and very fast...”

Rating of Seth F.

“Super service! From A-Z everything has worked well. The Nissan Pathfinder was very spacious for the two of us and has accompanied us reliably for 3 weeks over 5,800 km! Both the pickup and the delivery also went smoothly.”

Rating of Harry E.

“Due to a power outage at National Cars in LA, our booked rental car was not available at pickup time. The staff were anxious, but overwhelmed by the situation. However, we then got a larger & better equipped SUV than booked.”

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