Rental Car Los Angeles Airport

Rental car at Los Angeles Airport - LAX from 21 $ per day

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Current offers at the Los Angeles Airport

e.g. Chevrolet Spark or the like
Chevrolet Spark
from 22 $/day
  • All-round carefree package
Ford Fiesta
from 22 $/day
  • Directly available
Chevrolet Spark
from 22 $/day
  • Without excess
Ford Fiesta
from 22 $/day
e.g. Hyundai Accent or the like
Hyundai Accent
from 23 $/day
  • All-round carefree package
Ford Focus
from 23 $/day
  • Directly available
Hyundai Accent
from 23 $/day
  • Without excess
Ford Focus
from 23 $/day
Further vehicle classes
e.g. Hyundai Elantra or the like
Hyundai Elantra
from 24 $/day
e.g. Mercedes Vito or the like
Mercedes Vito
from 37 $/day
7 seater
e.g. Nissan Pathfinder or the like
Nissan Pathfinder
from 36 $/day
9 seater
e.g. Chevrolet Express 12 pass or the like
Chevrolet Express 12 pass
from 63 $/day
e.g. Ford Escape or the like
Ford Escape
from 25 $/day
e.g. Ford Mustang Convertible or the like
Ford Mustang Convertible
from 35 $/day
e.g. Wild Card or the like
Wild Card
from 23 $/day

Car hire at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

A holiday with a rental car in Los Angeles will make the hearts of film enthusiasts beat faster: Hollywood, the centre of the US film industry, is located in the heart of the city. 

Explore L.A. with your rental car and drive along the west coast of California. 

If you travel to L.A. by plane, you land at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Pick up your rental car from the car hire company and make your stay more affordable, independent and flexible. On you can compare the best price offers online with the comparison service. 

Car rental at Los Angeles airport

The car rental service is available at counters outside the airport building and can be reached by free shuttle bus. In the baggage pick-up area or in the arrivals hall you will find telephones that can be used to order the shuttle bus from your car rental company to the terminal exit. The bus stops of the shuttle buses are marked by purple-coloured signs with the inscription "Rental Car Shuttle". Some smaller rental car companies do not have a counter at Los Angeles Airport (LAX). Customers need to rent their car in advance. The providers bring the booked rental car directly to the exit of the respective terminal at your arrival so that the customer saves time and can start driving directly from the terminals. If you rent a car cheaply before your departure via, you will find out in your travel documents where exactly you have to pick up the rental car.

Car rental at Los Angeles Airport: drive into the city

The airport is located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, close to the Pacific coast and about 25 kilometres from the city centre. The city centre of L. A. can, therefore, be reached from the airport by rental car in about half an hour to one hour, depending on the volume of traffic. Traffic jams and heavy traffic are frequent in Los Angeles, especially in rush hour traffic between 7:00 am and 10:00 am and between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Therefore, you should plan enough time for your journey with the rental car to and from the airport. From the pick-up station at the airport, take Interstate 405, which takes you directly from the airport to the city by car.

Rent a car and pay attention to traffic in Los Angeles

ROadtype Speed limit
Urban Areas 25 mph
Rural Areas 55 mph
Interstates 65 mph

You should keep to these rules, as California carries out numerous speed checks every day and is punishable by high fines for exceeding them. Also, note that there are some toll roads in the south of Los Angeles.

Discover the sights of Los Angeles with your rental car

Los Angeles offers a variety of sights that you can easily visit with your rental car. You will experience the benefits of a hired car, as you will be more flexible and independent of public transport and tourist groups. 

In the list below, you will find some examples of sights that you should not miss during your stay in Los Angeles:

  • Hollywood Sign
  • Walk of Fame 
  • Universal Studios 
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Griffith Observatory
  • Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood sign

Venice Beach

Griffith Observatory


What are the options for my rental car?


Mietwagen Versicherung

With the right insurance through California

Even if you drive very carefully and safely, damage may occur to the rental car. To ensure that you can continue your journey without stress, we recommend that you take out fully comprehensive insurance without excess. In the event of damage, you will have to advance the costs. However, you will be reimbursed by your insurance company after your arrival back home. Simply submit the relevant receipts when you return from Los Angeles.

One-way rental

For those who want to do a road trip to Los Angeles with a rental car, the one-way rental might be the best option. This means that you can pick up your rental car at the location of your choice and return it conveniently to another location. This is particularly useful if you are heading for cities that are far away from each other, such as San Diego, Las Vegas or San Francisco. 

Additional driver

What does the additional driver option actually mean? If you specify another person as an additional driver when booking, you can take turns driving the rental car. Distances in California are often very long. If only one person drives the rental car, this can be quite exhausting. So that the driver can sit back and relax, too, you can simply hand over the steering wheel to the additional driver.


Skyline und Autobahn

By small car through the big city

Familie im Auto

Enough space in the minivan

SUV am Strand

Safe journey with the SUV

Do you travel to Los Angeles with friends or family and have a lot of luggage? Then it's best to rent a minivan. In this minivan, you should have no space problems. If you want to drive a lot through the terrain, you can rent an SUV. In this way, you will never get stuck. If, on the other hand, you need a rental car for the city, we recommend a small car. It is manoeuvrable and fits into even the smallest parking space. As you can see, everyone will find what they are looking for on If you want to adapt the car even more to your wishes, you can also select the options all-wheel drive, air conditioning or automatic.

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Frequently asked questions about booking a rental car Los Angeles Airport

Can I rent a car at the Los Angeles Airport without a credit card?
No, at the Los Angeles Airport it is not possible to book a rental car without a credit card.
Until when can I return a rental car {at the Los Angeles Airport?
In principle, you can return the rental car at any time of the day. It is only important that you return the rental car no later than the time specified at the time of booking.
Do I have to take additional insurance at the Los Angeles Airport?
If you book fully comprehensive insurance without a deductible, you do not have to take out additional insurance on-site.
How long do I have to cancel a rental car?
You have up to 24 hours before rental time to cancel.

Questions about the price

What does a rental car cost at the Los Angeles Airport?
A rental car at the Los Angeles Airport costs on the average 37.98 $ per day.
What does a rental car at the Los Angeles Airport cost per week?
A rental car at the Los Angeles Airport costs on average 265.83 $ per week 37.98 $ per day).
How much does a rental car at the Los Angeles Airport cost for one month?
A rental car at the Los Angeles Airport costs on average 1,139.26 $ for one month (37.98 $ per day).
Which rental car provider is the cheapest at the Los Angeles Airport?
Argus Car Hire is at the Los Angeles Airport the cheapest. A rental costs 151.90 $ for 4 days.
What does a small rental car cost at the Los Angeles Airport?
A small rental car costs at the Los Angeles Airport 37.98 $ per day.
What does a middle-class rental car cost at the Los Angeles Airport?
A middle-class rental car costs at the Los Angeles Airport 39.98 $ per day.
How high is the fee for young drivers at the Los Angeles Airport?
Drivers under the age of 26 often pay a fee. This deviates strongly from the individual offers. We always show you the price including all fees.
How much does it cost to cancel a rental car?
Up to 24 hours prior to rental, cancellation costs nothing.

Questions about car rental providers

Which car rental providers are at the Los Angeles Airport?
At the Los Angeles Airport, the only provider is Auto Europe US.