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In California we recommend the following car rental offers

from 38 $ per day

The most booked among rental cars

e.g. Ford Focus
13 Days from 21.04 - 04.05.2023
Example vehicle
from 41 $ per day

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

e.g. Chevrolet Spark
13 Days from 21.04 - 04.05.2023
Example vehicle
from 38 $ per day
All-round carefree package

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

e.g. Mitsubishi Mirage
13 Days from 21.04 - 04.05.2023
Example vehicle

Rent a Car in California

If you are looking for an unforgettable and varied holiday, California is the right choice. Book a cheap rental 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 rent 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 rental booking California

How much does a rental car in California cost?

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Explore California with a cheap rental car

A cheap rental car is available from as little as 263 $ per week. We compare the prices of all major car rental 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 rent from as little as 284 $ per week, because with them you can fit into even the smallest parking space.

Book a family car

 If you are traveling to California with the whole family, a family car is also suitable, which you can rent from 296 $ per week.

Discover California with a convertible

 If you like to travel topless, a convertible rental car is available for 359 $ per week. The Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco to Los Angeles is particulary nice to explore with a convertible.

Book a rental car for one day

If you only need a rental car for one day, you can rent it for as low as 38 $ per day.

In California, Auto Europe offers the cheapest car hire.

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

Golden Gate Bridge

Drive over the famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francicso

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

Book a rental car in the cities of California

Book a rental car at the airport

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


You can already book your own rental car at the age of 21. To do this, simply enter the age in the search mask and select the appropriate rental 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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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%.
  • Driver’s license: A current valid driver’s license 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 Sometimes cash is accepted as well.

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

Coronado Bridge San Diego

We offer one-way rentals

You can also return the rental car to a car rental 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 rental 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 rental car free of charge?


If you decide not to go ahead with your trip as planned, you can cancel the rental 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 rental car free of charge, you are particularly flexible.

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304 Experiences of our customers in California

Rating of Achim C.

“Everything worked out perfectly. I was able to choose a vehicle from the booked category myself.”

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 Celina G.

“Free upgrade to a larger car...Picked up in L.A. and dropped off in Pasadena...”

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 René L.

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

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