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Frequently asked questions

How much is a rental car per day in Santa Monica?
The cheapest daily rate in Santa Monica was $8 based on prices within the last seven days. Check out our wide range of options, from budget vehicles to roll-in-style rides.
Can I rent a car from Los Angeles Intl. Airport (LAX)?
Touch down at Los Angeles Intl. Airport (LAX) and then head for NÜ Car Rentals or U-Save, a quick commute away. You’ll be exploring Santa Monica in your own set of wheels in next to no time.
What happens if I need to cancel my Santa Monica car reservation?
We understand that things happen and plans change at short notice. That’s why the majority of prepaid bookings allow for a refund if you cancel six hours prior to pickup. Your rental policy should have all the info you need. If you can’t find the answer there, our Customer Service Portal is here to help.
What types of cars can I rent in Santa Monica?
Small in size but big on advantages, economy vehicles are the first choice for many in Santa Monica. They’re a breeze to park and handle, which is ideal if you’ll be doing lots of city driving. And with superb mileage, this reliable rental type will have you cruising around on the cheap. Prefer a larger car? Check out our range of full-size and premium vehicles.
Where can I go on a road trip from Santa Monica?
Santa Monica has plenty to keep you busy, but don’t restrict yourself to just one place. Organize a set of wheels and take to the road to explore the surrounding area. Here are a few places to choose from:

  • Anaheim is around 35 mi from Santa Monica. Famous sights like Disneyland® should be high on your list here.
  • Your next stop? Consider San Diego County, which is around 120 mi away. San Diego Zoo is one local hot spot you really shouldn’t miss.
  • Make your way to Elephant Seal Vista Point to reconnect with nature. Pack a picnic to enjoy or just recharge your batteries in the fresh air. From Santa Monica, it’s 190 mi away.

Why should I rent a Santa Monica car with Expedia?
With our exclusive offers, member discounts and big range of rental companies, finding the best ride at the ideal price is a walk in the park with Expedia. Compare vehicles from as many as suppliers in Santa Monica. Plus, when you bundle your rental car with your hotel and flights, you’ll make even bigger savings with our convenient package deals.
How do I find the best car rental deals in Santa Monica with Expedia?
Score an incredible deal with Expedia. All you have to do is choose your favorite ride, select your dates and pickup and drop-off points, and compare offers from trusted rental brands. Make even bigger savings when you combine your Santa Monica car rental with flight or hotel bookings.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Santa Monica?
You’ll need to be 21 and over to jump behind the wheel of a rental car in Santa Monica. Bear in mind that young drivers may be restricted to renting from a few car categories, such as economy and compact. Higher age limits generally apply for specialty and luxury vehicles. Many providers will also charge a young renter fee. Read through the rules carefully before clicking book and factor any extra fees into your travel budget.
What do you need to rent a car in Santa Monica?
Before you can take the wheel in Santa Monica, you’ll need a driver’s license and a credit card in the same name. If you don’t take out the company’s insurance plan, you may also have to provide proof of other coverage. Requirements can vary, so understand the policy terms and conditions before you choose a rental supplier.
What is the cheapest car rental in Santa Monica?
The cheapest price for a car rental in Santa Monica within the past seven days was $8 per day. The second best deal to be had was $9. 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 Santa Monica?
Yes, and the terrific news is companies often offer lower rates the longer your rental term. Explore our long-term car rental deals in Santa Monica and hit the road with an amazing bargain.
Where can I find a Santa Monica car rental if I am younger than 25?
You’ll need to look up the age policy of the Santa Monica rental suppliers you’re interested in. If you’re under 25 years of age, some companies will charge extra costs. It’s handy to know this ahead of time so you can plan your budget accordingly. Every rental car company has its own terms and conditions for young drivers, so do your research.
What insurance should I choose for my car rental in Santa Monica?
We recommend adding collision protection while booking your Santa Monica car rental with Expedia. This protects your ride against collision damage, theft and vandalism throughout your road trip. Offering up to $35,000 in primary coverage and 24/7 emergency support, you can get into the driver’s seat knowing you’ll be covered in the event of a mishap. Simply opt in to this insurance while reserving your rental vehicle.

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Renting a car in Santa Monica

Pay at pickup is available, so you don’t have to worry about spending your money until you arrive at your vehicle in Santa Monica. 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 Santa Monica

Prices are subject to seasonal change depending on when you decide to arrange your car rental but right now you can book from $8.

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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