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In Los Angeles we recommend the following car hire offers

from 26 £ per day

The most booked among rental cars

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7 Days from 30.07 - 06.08.2024
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from 48 £ per day

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

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7 Days from 30.07 - 06.08.2024
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from 26 £ per day
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This way nothing can go wrong - carefree and all inclusive!

e.g. Chevrolet Spark
7 Days from 30.07 - 06.08.2024
Example vehicle

Hire a Car in Los Angeles

Experience Hollywood up close and be amazed by the endless possibilities in Los Angeles! Book a cheap hired car and make sure you visit the legendary Hollywood sign or the Walk of Fame. It is not unusual to meet real film stars here - an unforgettable experience. Don't forget the fantastic beaches in Los Angeles: Malibu, Venice Beach and Santa Monica Bay are definitely worth a trip. A trip to Los Angeles is recommended at any time of year: even in winter, the temperature here is around 20 degrees during the day. With your own hired car, you are particularly flexible and independent.

Dive into the highlights of Los Angeles with a hired car

Blick über Los Angeles

Blick über Los Angeles

The lively metropolis of Los Angeles, perhaps more commonly referred to by its initials LA, is the USA’s second most populous city. For decades, this cultural centre of California has been associated with the entertainment and film industry. Hollywood long ago became a natural magnet for performers coming to Los Angeles from all over the States.

Los Angeles is a very diverse city when it comes to tourist attractions. It offers magnificent shopping venues, intriguing art galleries, and fine dining spots. Those who seek a relaxing stay will love the opportunity to visit LA’s hot beaches and explore the surrounding countryside. Families with children will also find Los Angeles very entertaining with such attractions as Universal Studios and Disneyland.

Dive into the highlights of Los Angeles with Driveboo—check the offers of all local car hire companies and book your hired car in Los Angeles online in next to no time.

Experience a dream summer in Los Angeles

You do not have a plan yet where to go in summer? Then we have something for you! How about a summer in Los Angeles? Get a hired car and take your loved ones to Hollywood, Yosemite National Park or go shopping. A summer in Los Angeles will be the number one topic of conversation long after that. On, you'll be spoilt for choice with a wide range of vehicle models to choose from. Don't hesitate, make the summer months your dream holiday in Los Angeles.

What is the best time to travel to Los Angeles?

The best time to visit the popular City of Angels is from March to May, but September to November is another good choice. Average temperatures during those two periods range from 16 to 25 degrees Celsius. The temperature is more bearable during those months and the city is a little less crowded.

Find your hired car for a voyage around Los Angeles

Road in Los Angeles

On the road in Los Angeles

Los Angeles offers an extensive choice of car hire companies all over the city. The car hire offering in the city leaves absolutely nothing to be desired. However, the most convenient way to equip yourself with your dream vehicle is hiring a car at the airport. Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is situated 19.6 miles (31.5 km) from the city centre. Many travellers also choose to arrive at Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) located 16.2 miles (26 km) from L.A.

Do I need an international driver's license to hire a car in Los Angeles?

Fortunately, the US has entered into an agreement with most EU countries. This guarantees that your national driver's license is enough to move around Los Angeles in a hired car. Nonetheless, numerous car hire companies require their clients to present an international driver's license, so it is better to apply far ahead of your trip in order to avoid any obstacles if you encounter a delay.

Speed limits in Los Angeles

Speed limits in Los Angeles are posted on road signs in miles per hour (mph). On multilane freeways, the speed limit is 65 mph (105 km/h). When it comes to two-lane highways, the speed limit is 55 mph (90 km/h). The speed limit that you need to observe on city streets is usually 35 mph (55 km/h). However, it is important to remember that residential areas and areas around schools have different speed limits—these are usually 25 mph (40 km/h).

Additional information concerning driving in Los Angeles

  • Californian law forbids writing, sending, and reading text messages while driving. However, drivers are allowed to use hands-free devices while talking on the phone.
  • In California, carpool lanes can be identified by the special diamond-shaped pattern painted on the road. In addition, there is always a black-and-white sign detailing when you are allowed to use these lanes (usually on weekdays during rush hours). However, remember that there must be at least two people (including the person driving the vehicle) in the car. Using the lane when you do not have the required number of passengers will result in high fines of up to $ 400. Carpool lanes in California possess specific entry and exit zones that have to be observed as well.
  • In order to report an accident or get help, you should call 911.
  • The driver and any passengers are required to wear seatbelts.
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the most serious offences in the state of California. The blood alcohol limit is 0.08%.

Driving a hired car behind a school bus

When you’re driving in the US and see one of the famous yellow school buses in front of you, you must stop for as long as the driver has the stop sign out. Passing by, even at a slower pace, is not allowed and is punishable with large fines.

Where can I go in Los Angeles with my hired car?

Being one of the most popular destinations in California, Los Angeles offers endless attractions for all types of tourists. Whether you are searching for a peaceful stay or a holiday full of entertainment, you shouldn’t miss the following attractions:

  • Universal Studios Hollywood – a treasure trove of breathtaking rides based on various film themes. The studio offers a wide selection of guided tours, during which you will have the opportunity to get an insight into the movie production process.
  • Disneyland Resort – an ideal choice for families with children. It offers fantastic rides and complex theme sets, where children can forget about the outside world.
  • Hollywood – one of the many suburbs of Los Angeles. Hollywood is closely associated with the flair of film industry. Visitors will have a unique opportunity to see attractions such as the Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Boulevard, the Chinese Theatre, and the Walk of Fame.
  • Natural History Museum – this is a must-see venue for history lovers. It offers multiple interesting exhibitions, art galleries, and halls full of dinosaur skeletons. Inside, you will find a series of Tyrannosaurus Rex fossils. The exhibition features skeletons that range from baby dinosaurs to a full-scale Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Walk of Fame, Los Angeles

Walk of Fame

Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles

Hollywood Hills

Explore the most beautiful destinations around Los Angeles with a hired car

Leave the city limits and explore the region around Los Angeles. A hired car will grant you the freedom to go exploring in whichever direction you want. You can start with the beautiful pristine beaches and Mediterranean-like climate of the coastline, which will allow you to feel an endless summer on your skin.

You can also visit Venice Beach or the idyllic Long Beach, where you will find some relief from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis.

Santa Barbara, also referred to as the American Riviera, is another spot for those who enjoy long hours spent in the sun. The city offers a wide selection of tourist attractions ranging from extensive gardens to interesting art galleries.

For those who are into old Hollywood glamour, Palm Springs is a must-see attraction. In the 1930s, it was a top winter resort visited by such great performers as Marlene Dietrich and Frank Sinatra.

Joshua National Park should be included on your holiday to-visit list if you are a lover of vast open spaces. The park was named after the interesting yucca trees that flourish within its limits. This natural gem offers a wide selection of outdoor activities suitable for those seeking an active holiday.

Those who aren’t fed up with the clamour of large metropolis should also consider a trip to San Francisco.

Venice Beach, Los Angeles

Venice Beach

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Destination Distance in km Distance in miles Time
Long Beach 38 km 23.8 miles 33 min
Santa Barbara 153 km 95 miles 2 h 1 min

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145 Experiences of our customers in Los Angeles

Rating of Daniel R.

“Everything worked out fine!”

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.”

Rating of Terry Z.

“Fast shuttle bus at the airport, which is easy to find. Well organized reception and super nice guy at the rental....Also the return was easy, fast and unproblematic...”

Rating of Serkan M.

“Avis at LAX Airport. Problem-free handling - everything perfect!”

Rating of Ronny F.

“Very friendly employees. Nice, fun conversation and very helpful tips.”

Rating of René L.

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

Frequently asked questions about car hire booking Los Angeles

How much does a hired car cost in Los Angeles?

Sundown over Los Angeles

Discover Los Angeles with a hired car

Book a hired car for one week

A cheap hired car is available from as little as 176 £ per week. We compare the prices of all reputable car hire companies and show you the best offer so that you do not have to fear any nasty surprises during your holiday in Los Angeles.

Among others, you can book the following car models with us:

  • Small cars are particularly popular, which you can hire from as little as 332 £ per week. Because whether with friends or with your partner - with a small car you can comfortably drive to the most beautiful places.
  • Are you travelling to Los Angeles with the whole family? Then a family car is suitable for already 197 £ per week. Here not only your loved ones will find enough space, but also the baggage including parasol.
  • In addition, in Los Angeles you have the possibility to book a convertible from 364 £ per week as a hired car. Open the roof and feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your skin while driving over the legendary Motorway 1.

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 26 £ per day.

What is there to consider when driving in Los Angeles?

Hollywood Hill

Take the traffic rules into consideration

Enjoy a stress-free trip to Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles you may have to pay a toll. You can pay the tolls using The Toll Roads app or online at Sometimes cash is accepted as well.

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

Streets in Los Angeles

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 Ibiza.

Young driver fee

For drivers under 25 years, there is usually a so-called "young driver fee", which is usually already included in the displayed rental price.

Which insurance should I choose for my trip to Los Angeles?

Venice Beach

Choose the perfect insurance for your trip

Book an insurance without deductible

For your hired car we always recommend a fully comprehensive insurance without deductible. In case of damage, you are well covered and don’t have to expect additional costs on the spot. The legal liability insurance is already included in all offers on Driveboo. Pay attention to a particularly high cover sum.

Discover remote regions carefree

If you want to travel in remote regions, you can also consider an underbody insurance. Optionally you can take out a glass and tire insurance. You can find more information about the necessary insurances for your hired car in our blog post.

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

Santa Monica Beach

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?


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.

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