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Frequently asked questions

How much is a rental car per day in South Lake Tahoe?
You get serious bang for your buck in South Lake Tahoe, with car rental prices within the past seven days starting from as low as $29 a day.
What happens if I need to cancel my South Lake Tahoe car reservation?
That won’t be a problem. If you’re able to cancel your prepaid reservation more than six hours ahead of the collection time, you’ll most likely receive a total refund. Be sure to read your car’s cancellation policy as there are some exceptions. Jump onto our Customer Service Portal for more info.
What types of cars can I rent in South Lake Tahoe?
Most visitors choose economy cars in South Lake Tahoe. Motorists love them because they’re affordable and fuel-efficient. Plus, their small size makes them ideal for darting around cities, where streets are crowded and parking can be a challenge. But economy isn’t your only option. Compacts, mid-size and full-size cars can be booked too. Whether you’re sticking around South Lake Tahoe or journeying beyond, we’ll have a ride that fits your needs.
Where can I go on a road trip from South Lake Tahoe?
There’s lots on offer in South Lake Tahoe, but venture farther afield and you’ll find more sightseeing magic. Rent a set of wheels and you can discover the surrounding area at your own speed. Add these awesome destinations to your travel schedule:

  • Make your way to Reno for a fantastic sightseeing experience. Roughly 40 mi from South Lake Tahoe, it has loads of cool attractions like National Bowling Stadium.
  • Your next pit stop? Make it Sacramento, which is around 85 mi away. California State Capitol is one local hot spot you shouldn’t miss.
  • Muir Woods National Monument is around 160 mi from South Lake Tahoe and is one of the region’s most gorgeous nature spots. Stretch your legs and enjoy the fresh air.

Why should I rent a South Lake Tahoe car with Expedia?
Expedia is the best place to book a car. With suppliers in South Lake Tahoe to choose from, we search high and low to get you awesome deals. Enjoy savings with our exclusive offers and member prices, and earn rewards with each booking you make. Save even more when you combine your bookings into a South Lake Tahoe vacation package. Car rentals, vacation rentals, hotels, tours, flights — Expedia has everything you need in one handy place.
How do I find the best car rental deals in South Lake Tahoe with Expedia?
Check out customer reviews, choose your favorite ride and compare offers from leading brands. Expedia makes it a cinch to get the best deal on your rental wheels. Bundle your South Lake Tahoe car rental with hotel or flight bookings and start your road trip with even bigger savings.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in South Lake Tahoe?
You need to be 21 and over to grab the keys to a rental car in South Lake Tahoe. Take note that young drivers may be restricted to renting from a few car categories, such as economy, compact and medium size. Higher age limits usually apply for specialty and premium vehicles. Most companies will also charge an additional fee for young renters. Look up the rules before booking and factor any extra fees into your travel budget.
What do you need to rent a car in South Lake Tahoe?
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 there’s a good chance you’ll also need proof of your own coverage. Rules can differ between providers, so read your policy thoroughly.
What is the cheapest car rental in South Lake Tahoe?
With prices starting as low as $29 and $30 a day in South Lake Tahoe within the past seven days, you’ll be zipping off with your own fantastic deal in no time. 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 South Lake Tahoe?
Whether you plan to stop in South Lake Tahoe or journey beyond, it’s easy to reserve a long-term rental with Expedia. Enter your trip dates and pick-up/drop-off locations and we’ll find you the best long-term car rental deals.
Where can I find a South Lake Tahoe car rental if I am younger than 25?
Some South Lake Tahoe providers will rent to drivers under 25 years of age, and others won’t. Age policies differ from supplier to supplier, so you’ll have to do some research. Also, find out if there are any extra costs. Some businesses will pass on a surcharge to young customers between the ages of 21 and 24. Always read through the terms and conditions to avoid any nasty surprises.
What insurance should I choose for my car rental in South Lake Tahoe?
For a stress-free vacation, add Expedia’s collision damage protection to your car rental reservation. This insurance covers your ride against vandalism, accident damage and theft. It also offers customers round-the-clock emergency assistance in times of need. Opt in to this plan while finalizing your South Lake Tahoe ride with Expedia and save money and time at the rental counter.

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Renting a car in South Lake Tahoe

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

Prices are subject to seasonal change depending on when you decide to arrange your car rental but right now you can book from $29.

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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