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Car rentals at Los Angeles Airport

If you are planning to visit Los Angeles, collecting a car rental at LAX promises you huge benefits. A set of wheels on hand is an easy and quick way to move around the area. You can get behind the wheel immediately after landing, and avoid a long search for transport to get to downtown. Also, you won't need to carry your luggage - just put it in the trunk and hit the road!

Another good thing about renting at the airport is the large selection of companies and deals available. All this results in a successful trip and an enjoyable driving experience.

With a car at hand, the list of your travel options in Los Angeles increases significantly. Cruise down Mulholland Drive or the Pacific Coast Highway for incredible California views. Also, don't forget to visit several white sandy beaches along the coast. Finally, enjoy shopping at Macy's stores, Nordstrom, or Bloomingdale's, and have some fun at Disneyland if you're traveling with kids. A rental car makes all this possible.

Intermediate

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Chrysler Sebring

Chrysler Sebring

from $14.3 per day

Economy

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Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris

from $14.7 per day

Compact

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Nissan Versa

Nissan Versa

from $14.7 per day

Medium SUV

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Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento

from $17.7 per day

What car rental companies are at LAX?

At LAX, you can use the service of large international providers and small regional firms. Their offices are located outside the airport but very close to it. You can get there with a free shuttle service running every 10-15 minutes.

To get to the bus stop, exit the baggage claim area and continue to the center island situated outside of each terminal. Then, head to the purple “Rental Car Shuttle” sign where you will be picked up.

Among all LAX car rental companies, Enterprise, Alamo, Budget, and Hertz are open 24h a day. Thus, choose any of these providers if your flight arrives outside regular operating hours. Also, you may prefer any other agency at LAX Airport. See below for more details on all available providers.

How much does it cost to rent a car from LAX Airport?

The price to rent a car at Los Angeles Airport depends on the vehicle category you choose. This is one of the reasons why it’s impossible to name the exact rate. For reference, check the minimum, average, and maximum costs at LAX Airport to calculate your expected travel expenses.

  • The cheapest deal is the Standard Chrysler Sebring available at $14 per day or $83 per week.
  • The average daily cost fluctuates around $27.1, while the average weekly rate is $157.5.
  • The most expensive offer found is the Exotic Ford Flex, which tops out at $79.5 per day, or $461.2 per week.

Many companies include additional equipment in the price, thereby increasing it. Also, the seasonal factor, the company's pricing policy, and the duration of the trip affect how much you pay. For the exact rate of the desired car with the necessary options, fill out our search form at the top of the page.

Classes of rental cars at Los Angeles Airport

Need a budget car for a short trip? Or maybe you are looking for a spacious vehicle for a big family adventure? No worries! You can pick up a cheap car rental at LAX for any need. The list of available vehicle categories includes Compact, Convertible, Economy, Electric, Exotic and Luxury models, Minivans, Pickup trucks, SUVs, and 9-12-passenger VANs. If you don't know which car type to choose, find more details about popular groups below.

Convertible

Exploring the beauties of the City of Angels is much more convenient in a convertible. Such an auto has a roof that can be folded down. This gives you perfect 360-degree visibility and even more freedom of movement with the wind blowing through your hair. If needed, you can fold the roof up at the touch of a button. As a rule, convertibles are stylish cars with a catchy look. Therefore, you will always be the center of attention when driving this type of vehicle.

Economy

There are several reasons why Economy car rental at LAX Airport is an excellent choice. These vehicles are perfect for short trips with 1-4 passengers and little baggage. They are easy to park and maneuver in narrow urban conditions. Also, the economy models' outstanding fuel efficiency contributes to a budget-friendly ride.

Exotic

Exotic cars are at the top of the hierarchy of vehicle categories. These are beautiful, high-performance, and technologically advanced limited-edition models rarely seen on public roads. An exotic car is still not a supercar like a Bugatti but very close in terms of technical specifications. High top speed and sporty look are its characteristic features.

Luxury

Pick up a Los Angeles airport rental car in the luxury class to add sophistication to your trip. Such cars offer a rich interior, contemporary design, and modern technical features resulting in a smooth ride. They are perfect for business purposes and leisure trips with the highest level of comfort.

Minivan

Based on a passenger car platform, the Minivan offers excellent interior space. Such a car can take up to 7-8 passengers and provides enough head and leg room. Unlike the sedan, the Minivan features a flat floor, sliding doors, and a higher seating position. All these characteristics make these cars perfect for small-group trips.

VAN

Choose a VAN instead of a regular rental car at LAX if you need a larger vehicle. VANs can accommodate 9-12 people depending on the model and have an extensive trunk. Also, passengers can enjoy plenty of head and legroom inside. Many VANs allow you to configure the seating to use the interior space more efficiently.

Brands of rental cars at LAX

You may be accustomed to driving a car from a certain automaker. Also, the characteristics of a particular model may meet your travel needs. In this case, it makes sense to look for a vehicle from a specific manufacturer.

Luckily, you get access to multiple LAX car rental brands. They include Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Jeep, Tesla, and Ferrari. For more details, view the information on the most popular brands below.

Audi

Audi is a world-famous automaker that focuses on top-class vehicles. They were the first to massively use Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT) and aluminum bodies in their models. The main values of the company are high technologies, innovative design, and rich interior solutions. Thus, each Audi model is engineering excellence. In Los Angeles, you can choose between the Audi A5 Cabriolet, Audi Q3, and Audi Q7.

BMW

The Bavarian automaker specializes in fast and high-performance vehicles. BMW cars feature a sporty look that goes well with a luxury interior and cutting-edge design. All this guarantees a smooth and safe ride with the latest features inside. BMW X1, BMW X3, BMW X5, BMW 7 Series, and BMW 6 Series are among the models available at LAX Airport.

Jeep

The Jeep is about high-quality SUVs. Their main advantages are the increased ride height and permanent/optional all-wheel drive, which make these vehicles the off-road kings. The interior of the car takes up to 5 people and contributes to a comfortable journey. Jeeps also behave confidently on highways. Therefore, they are perfect for any travel conditions. The most popular models you can pick up are Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Renegade, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Compass, and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Tesla

As a fairly young automaker, Tesla has made a splash in the electric car market. Their cars are dedicated to high technology and the latest security systems. Luxurious interiors and impeccable design are also characteristics inherent in Tesla autos. You can choose between Tesla Model X Plaid, Tesla Model-X Long Range, Tesla Model S Long Range, and Tesla Model Y Performance 2022.

How to rent a car in Los Angeles Airport?

On our website, you get direct access to high-quality vehicles from multiple companies. Check the step-by-step guide on how to book a car rental at Los Angeles Airport in just a few minutes.

  1. Scroll up the page to find our search form.
  2. Fill in the empty fields by selecting the desired location (if not selected) and the start/end date of your trip.
  3. Press the ‘Search’ button and wait for the results to appear.
  4. Sort the available offers according to your desired criteria and apply filters to narrow down your search.
  5. Compare similar Los Angeles Airport car rentals and click on the deal that suits your needs.
  6. Add the necessary options and equipment to your vehicle, and don't forget to check the fuel and mileage policy.
  7. Click ‘Next’ and enter your personal and credit card information.
  8. Complete your reservation and print the confirmation voucher sent to your email.
  9. Prepare documents before the trip and show up at the counter at the designated time and date to sign the agreement.
  10. Get the keys, check your car, and hit the road!

Cheap under-age rental at LAX

According to local law, the minimum age to obtain a driver's license in California is 16. However, you must be at least 18 to rent a car, with most companies providing service from 21 years of age. Also, you must keep your license for at least 12 months before you start your trip in order to legally drive.

If you are a young driver and want to find a car rental at Los Angeles International Airport, we are ready to help you. On our website, you will find reliable and cheap under 21 and under 25 deals for any taste. Fill out the search form to start searching now. For more information about underage rentals, click on the appropriate line according to your age.

One-way car rental at LAX

Don't want to be tied to your location? Pick up a one-way car hire at LAX! This option allows you to pick up the car at one location and return it to another destination within the United States. This way you can enjoy an interstate journey or drive within California without having to return to your original location.

Most companies provide this option on our website. However, they do apply drop-off fees which range from $15 to $150. The exact amount depends on the distance between the start and end points. Also, some providers do not charge a one-way fee, which allows you to count on a cheaper deal.

Driving in LA, California

When you rent a car at LAX, you can expect hundreds of miles of thrilling travel experiences. However, everything can turn into a nightmare if you break traffic rules and get fined. Therefore, to avoid such a situation, check the traffic regulations in California. The main points are listed below.

  • Keep on the right side of the road when driving in the United States
  • Observe the speed limit. You can’t drive faster than 25 mph on urban streets and 65 mph on freeways unless signs indicate a different maximum speed limit on a particular section.
  • Wearing seat belts is mandatory. This applies to the driver and all passengers in the vehicle.
  • On many highways in California, the left lane is reserved for carpools and high-occupancy vehicles. It’s usually marked with an appropriate sign and a large diamond shape on the road surface. It’s illegal to enter it if you don’t meet the requirements for the number of passengers in the car. If permitted, you may enter and leave this lane at special breaks in the double yellow line.
  • Navigating Los Angeles can be quite easy. The city's road system is represented as a grid with streets running north to south and east to west.

FAQs about Los Angeles Airport car rental

What is the cheapest car rental at LA Airport?

The best car rental at Los Angeles Airport in terms of price is the Standard Chrysler Sebring available for $14 per day by NU. Keep in mind that the higher price may be due to options and equipment included by default. Thus, don't focus on the lowest rate but check what you get for the money you pay. Also, compare similar deals to make a balanced choice.

What documents do you need to rent a car in LAX, California?

Companies have different rental requirements. In general, you must provide the following documents in order to legally drive:

  • A valid driver's license. The minimum period you must hold your license is 12 months. A driver's document printed in a non-Roman alphabet like Arabic or Japanese must be accompanied by an international driving permit.
  • Extra photo ID. A domestic or international passport may be required as an additional form of identification.
  • Confirmation voucher. You can find it in your email after the booking process is completed.
  • A credit card. A bank card issued in your name serves as a payment method. The minimum balance remaining must be sufficient to cover the full reservation amount plus a deposit.
  • Any other document. The company may require a utility bill for address verification, a return ticket, or any other document as needed.

How much is the deposit for car rental at LAX?

All car rentals at Los Angeles International Airport require a deposit. When you pick up a vehicle, the company freezes $200 to $3,000 on your credit card as an authorization hold. This sum is necessary to compensate for possible expenses incurred as a result of the trip. The amount of the deposit depends mainly on the vehicle class you select. Also, some providers require an additional $1,000 deposit if you don't have a return airline ticket.

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