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Los Angeles - Road Trip Ideas

Fly in, pick up your keys to a cool car rental from Los Angeles airport (LAX), and strap yourself in for a Californian road trip adventure. Renting a car means you can pick the perfect wheels to fit your plans. You could rent an SUV for a round trip taking in majestic Yosemite, then head on to the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe. Or enjoy a one-way rental in a convertible and cruise along Highway 1, going from beach to beach before dropping off your keys in another city. Whether you go east or head north or south hugging the twists and turns of the coastline, the best Los Angeles road trips are just a car rental booking away.

Los Angeles to Las Vegas

Drive from California’s beaches to a desert oasis with a one-way car rental from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. LAX to LAS is 282 miles, which takes around 5 hours to drive directly, depending on traffic, but it’s much more fun to take your time and stop along the way. From the airport, drive to Santa Monica to stay in a beautiful beach hotel. You could drive to Palm Springs for an oasis of cool pools and cocktails near Joshua Tree National Park or take iconic Route 66 for retro diner stops around Barstow. Nearby Calico Ghost Town is worth a visit and if you stay overnight, the Skyline Drive-in is a must. Cruise through Mojave National Preserve and drive along the Sunset Strip at dusk for a dazzling arrival in Las Vegas, in perfect time to hit the nightlife or hit the pillow in your hotel room!

Los Angeles to San Francisco

The rugged twists and turns through Big Sur along the dramatic Pacific Coast Highway is one of the best drives in the world. Take a car rental from LA to San Francisco for an unforgettable 442-mile drive taking 8 to 9 hours total, but it’s well worth spending a week over. Stops in Malibu and Santa Barbara give you a taste of classic California beach life. Julia Pfeiffer State Park offers thrilling cliff-edge roads and redwood trees. Take a tour of Hearst Castle, an opulent mansion once owned by William Randolph Hearst, and stay in cute Monterey and beautiful Carmel—home to many actors and musicians. The City by the Bay is calling, so drop off your ride and hop on a cable car for a historic end to your amazing road trip.

Frequently asked questions

How much is a rental car per day in Los Angeles?
Affordable car rentals started at $19 a day in Los Angeles, based on prices within the past seven days. With rates like this, we make it easy to pick up some keys and take to the road for less.
Can I rent a car from Los Angeles Intl. Airport (LAX)?
Although there aren’t any car rental companies located directly at Los Angeles Intl. Airport (LAX), there’s a great range of options in the vicinity. Hertz, Enterprise, Avis, Alamo and Advantage all have terrific deals on rental vehicles.
Can I book now and pay later for my car rental in Los Angeles?
Whether money is a little tight or you simply need greater flexibility, our Book Now Pay Later option has you covered. When you lock in your vehicle with Expedia, you won’t have to pay a penny until you need to pick up the keys. Some cheaper deals in Los Angeles may need to be paid at the time of booking, but this is clearly displayed in the search results. Take to the wheel of a full-size vehicle with room for the kids and luggage or dash around in a cool convertible. Whatever you’re searching for, you’ll find it with Expedia.
What happens if I need to cancel my Los Angeles car reservation?
You should receive your money back on your rental car if you let us know more than six hours before the scheduled collection time. Look through the rental agreement for the specifics. Our Customer Service Portal may have what you need too.
What types of cars can I rent in Los Angeles?
Full-size, mid-size or compact … Get behind the wheel of almost any kind of vehicle you like! Economy is the top rental car category in Los Angeles. Zippy, with great fuel-efficiency and a cinch to park, these rides make navigating bustling city streets a joy. Maybe the best part? They’re affordable. That means you’ll have more money to spend on other things, like exploring as much of this exciting destination as you can.
Where can I go on a road trip from Los Angeles?
Once you’ve visited all of the great places in Los Angeles, there’s loads more to see in the surrounding region. Grab the keys to a rental car, throw your bags in the trunk and get out on the open road. Here are some drives we know you’ll enjoy:

  • Make tracks to San Diego County for a fantastic sightseeing experience. About 110 mi (180 km) from Los Angeles, it has loads of inspiring attractions such as SeaWorld.
  • Situated 85 mi (140 km) away, Santa Barbara is also popular with travelers. Make time to check out Santa Barbara County Courthouse while you’re here. It’s one of the reasons people love staying a while in this buzzing city.
  • Elephant Seal Rookery is approximately 200 mi (330 km) from Los Angeles and is one of the region’s most gorgeous nature spots. Go for a walk around and enjoy the fresh air.

Why should I rent a Los Angeles car with Expedia?
From quick excursions to cross-country expeditions, Expedia has vehicles to suit every adventure and style. Take your pick of 30 quality rental companies in Los Angeles. And with our Best Price Guarantee, you can count on getting an amazing deal on your ride. Did you know you can bundle your bookings into a package? Add a hotel or flight to your rental car and see how much you save!
How do I find the best car rental deals in Los Angeles with Expedia?
Check out ratings and reviews, choose your car type and compare prices from the most popular suppliers. Expedia makes it easy to find the best deal on your rental wheels. Combine your Los Angeles car rental with flight or hotel bookings and hit the road with even greater savings.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Los Angeles?
The minimum age to rent a vehicle in Los Angeles is 21. A young driver surcharge applies, so check before booking and factor in possible additional costs. There could also be restrictions on the car categories that can be rented by young drivers. For instance, some providers will only rent out economy, compact and medium-sized cars to young motorists. Rules vary between companies, so read the fine print.
What do you need to rent a car in Los Angeles?
Your driver’s license and a credit card in the same name are two essentials. Don’t want to take out the company’s insurance plan? Then you may also need proof of your own coverage. The requirements may differ from rental company to rental company, so be sure to read through your policy.
What is the cheapest car rental in Los Angeles?
Los Angeles has no doubt had some very happy rental car drivers lately. Daily rates within the past seven days dropped as low as $19 and $20. 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 Los Angeles?
You can, and the terrific news is providers often offer lower rates the longer your rental term. Check out our long-term car rental deals in Los Angeles and cruise off with an unbeatable bargain.
Where can I find a Los Angeles car rental if I am younger than 25?
Age policies differ between rental companies, so you’ll have to do a bit of homework. Found a Los Angeles outlet that does rent to drivers under the age of 25? Terrific news! Just be aware that extra charges often apply to drivers between the ages of 21 and 24. The terms and conditions of each rental car you’re considering should have all the information you need.

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$21
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Renting a car in Los Angeles

Pay at pickup is available, so you don’t have to worry about spending your money until you arrive at your vehicle in Los Angeles. We partner with 30 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 Los Angeles

Prices are subject to seasonal change depending on when you decide to arrange your car rental but right now you can book from $19.

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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