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Frequently asked questions

How much is a rental car per day in California?
The lowest daily rate for a rental car in California within the past seven days was $44. In the comfort of your own set of wheels, you can make your way to whichever local sights are calling your name.
What happens if I need to cancel my California car reservation?
You should receive a total refund on your rental car if you notify us a minimum of six hours before picking up the car. Read through your car rental agreement for all the info. Our Customer Service Portal may have the answers too.
What types of cars can I rent in California?
Economical, easy to drive and delivering excellent mileage, it’s no wonder compact cars are the most booked rental type in California. Tour this city in one of these and you’ll be able to slide into tight parking spaces and easily get around busy streets. A compact is ideal for city breaks or quick road trips. But they’re not your only choice. Go even smaller with an economy ride or bigger with a full-size or premium — the choice is all yours!
Where can I go on a road trip from California?
After you’ve been to all of the terrific sights in California, there’s plenty more to discover in the surrounding area. Grab the keys to a rental car, stow your luggage in the trunk and get out on the open road. We’ve pulled together some road trips we think you’ll enjoy:

  • Head to Washington for a fantastic sightseeing experience. Roughly 50 mi from California, it’s home to tons of amazing attractions, including White House.
  • About 70 mi away, Baltimore is also popular with wanderers. Make time to check out National Aquarium in Baltimore while you’re here. It’s one of the reasons people love this city.
  • Bushkill Falls is approximately 210 mi from California and is one of the region’s most gorgeous nature spots. Stretch your legs and enjoy the fresh air.

Why should I rent a California car with Expedia?
With our member discounts, exclusive offers and awesome range of rental companies, finding the best wheels at the ideal price is a cinch with Expedia. Compare vehicles from up to suppliers in California. Plus, when you bundle your rental car with your flights and hotels, you’ll make even greater savings with our handy vacation packages.
How do I find the best car rental deals in California with Expedia?
Expedia makes it quick and easy to compare fees, offers and providers, and to check customer ratings. Combine your California car rental with flight or hotel bookings and you can make even bigger savings.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in California?
You need to be at least 21 to pick up the keys to a rental car in California. Take note that young drivers may only be able to rent from a few car categories, such as compact and economy. Higher age limits usually apply for larger and luxury vehicles. Additionally, many companies will charge a fee for young renters. Read through the rules before hitting the book button and factor any extra fees into your budget.
What do you need to rent a car in California?
The main requirements are a valid driver’s license and a credit card in the same name. Many car rental companies will offer you insurance, which is optional. But you may be asked to provide proof of other coverage if you opt out. We recommend checking with your supplier to avoid any problems.
What is the cheapest car rental in California?
With car rental rates starting from just $44 and $45 a day in California within the past seven days, you’ll be driving away with your own incredible deal before long. These rates were available on Expedia, with a rental starting date within the next year. Prices and availability are subject to change and additional terms apply.
Can I rent a car for a month or longer in California?
Yes, so you won’t need to rebook a rental car mid-vacation. Go to our long-term car rental deals page, enter your information and secure a set of wheels that’s all yours for the length of your break.
Where can I find a California car rental if I am younger than 25?
You’ll need to investigate the age policy of the California rental suppliers you’re interested in. If you’re under 25 years of age, be aware that some will charge extra costs. It’s better to know this before arriving at the desk so you can tailor your budget accordingly. Every rental car company has its own rules for younger drivers, so be sure to do your research.
What insurance should I choose for my car rental in California?
Make a safe start to your road trip by purchasing Expedia’s collision damage protection. While there are many types of car rental insurance, this is one you’ll need to have. It provides primary coverage for accident damage, theft and vandalism up to $35,000, as well as round-the-clock emergency support. Don’t wait until you reach the rental desk to insure your precious wheels. Opt in to collision protection while reserving your California ride with Expedia and save time and money.

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If the deals that are available on our page do not suit your needs, then enter California into the search wizard at the top of the page. We will compare all the best deals available for your car rental in California and provide you with a list of the cheapest options, with no added fees.

Renting a car in California

Pay at pickup is available, so you don’t have to worry about spending your money until you arrive at your vehicle in California. We partner with reliable partners that guarantee an enjoyable experience for solo travelers, couples, and families. Package your car with a flight or hotel to unlock even more savings from Expedia.

Expected prices in California

Prices are subject to seasonal change depending on when you decide to arrange your car rental but right now you can book from $44.

Flexibility & Cancellation

Most car suppliers offer penalty-free cancellations, so you don’t have to worry about losing money if your plans change. To cancel your booking log into your account through the Trips portal. Click manage booking and cancel this car. If you needed to alter your booking, then you can create a new one once you have canceled.

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