Car rental at the Los Angeles Airport
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At the Los Angeles Airport we recommend the following car rental offers

from 34 $ per day
Economy

Small, agile and economical - that's all it takes!

e.g. Chevrolet Spark
10 Days from 16.05 - 26.05.2024
Example vehicle
from 36 $ per day
Mini

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

e.g. Chevrolet Spark
10 Days from 16.05 - 26.05.2024
Example vehicle
from 34 $ per day
All-round carefree package

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

Intermediate SUV
e.g. Chevrolet Bolt
10 Days from 16.05 - 26.05.2024
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Rent a Car at the Los Angeles Airport

Even in winter, many visitors are attracted to Los Angeles every year to explore the area with their own rental car. If you fly to Los Angeles Airport, you can pick up your rental car right after landing. Drive your own rental car to the famous Hollywood Sign, take a walk on the beach or spend a day at Disneyland Los Angeles.

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 Driveboo.com 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 Driveboo.com, you will find out in your travel documents where exactly you have to pick up the rental car.

5 things to do in Los Angeles during the winter

Your next trip in winter goes to Los Angeles? That is an excellent idea. We will tell you 5 things you can do during your winter vacation in Los Angeles:

  1. Spend the winter at the beach.
  2. Go ice skating.
  3. Spend the winter days on a wonderful hike in the Los Angeles area.
  4. Visit a museum. If the winter days in L.A. are a bit rainy, it is definitely worth it.
  5. In winter it is even more worthwhile to visit Disney Land in L.A., because there are not so many visitors.

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?

INSURANCE

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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.

VEHICLE MODEL AND EQUIPMENT

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 Driveboo.com. 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.

Frequently asked questions about car rental booking Los Angeles Airport

How much does a rental car cost at Los Angeles Airport?

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Airport of Los Angeles

Airport of Los Angeles

For a day

If you only need a rental car for one day, you can rent it for as low as 34 $ per day. A rental car for a day is the perfect way for a quick get away to the surrounding cities or beaches nearby Los Angeles. 

For a week

A cheap rental car is available from as little as 236 $ per week. We compare the prices of all reputable car rental companies and show you the best offer.

Small cars

Particularly popular in Los Angeles are compact cars, which you can rent from as little as 251 $ per week. With a small car, you are sure to find a free parking space quickly.

Convertibles and sport cars

What do I have to consider with the rental car in Los Angeles?

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  • If you are on the road with a rental car in the USA, you should always adhere to the specified speed limits. These are 25-30 miles/h in built-up areas, 15 miles/h near schools and 55-70 miles/h on freeways.
  • Be sure to observe the appropriate signs, because speeding and other traffic violations are punished very severely.
  • On freeways, overtaking is generally allowed from both sides.
  • If you are driving south from Los Angeles, you should be aware that some roads are subject to tolls. The tolls can be paid in advance or afterwards.
  • Furthermore, no open alcoholic beverage may be carried in the vehicle.
  • It is not allowed to overtake a stopping school bus with flashing lights.
  • We also recommend that you carry an international driver's license. This can be obtained from the respective local office of your town.

What is the minimum age to rent a car at Los Angeles Airport?

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With many rental car providers you can already book a rental car at the age of 21. Simply enter the age in the search mask and look forward to an exciting trip with your friends through Los Angeles. For drivers under 25 years, there is usually a so-called "young driver fee", which is already included in the displayed rental price. You do not have to pay any additional fees for this on the spot. You will find more information in the rental conditions.

Can I pick up the rental car at Los Angeles Airport and return it at another location?

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Coast of California

Roadtrips in California with your rental car

You can also return the rental car to a car rental agency at another location or in another state of the US, such as Florida or Texas. To do this, simply change the return location in the search mask. Additional fees apply for the so-called one-way rental.

Road trip with the one-way-rental

Thanks to the one-way rental, you can go on an exciting road trip with friends or family in the US without having to return to the place of departure. In any case, clarify your wishes with the car rental company on site.

Additional driver

If you want to take turns driving the rental car on a longer trip, you can also specify an additional driver. In some offers, an additional driver is already included in the rental price.

Can I cancel a rental car free of charge?

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Up to 24 hours before the start of the rental you can cancel any booking free of charge. So if your travel plans change at short notice, you are on the safe side. Please note the opening hours of our service team for this purpose.

Satisfaction with MietwagenCheck
50843 Reviews

4.8/5

133 Experiences of our customers at the Los Angeles Airport

Rating of Serkan M.

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

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 Daniel R.

“Everything worked out fine!”

Rating of René L.

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

Rating of Ronny F.

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

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...”

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