Santa Monica Car Rentals from $20

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Ford Focus

or equivalent Compact

passengers

5

luggage

4

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automatic

A/C

Yes

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$20 /day

2511 lincoln blvd, venice, ca 90291

Mazda 3 4 door

or equivalent Intermediate

passengers

5

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$24 /day

1755 n highland loews hollywood hotel, los angeles, ca 90028

Nissan Versa

or equivalent Special Cars

passengers

5

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automatic

A/C

Yes

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$31 /day

9620 airport blvd, los angeles, ca 90304

Cadillac Xts

or equivalent Premium and Luxury

passengers

5

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2

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$34 /day

3412 w pico blvd, los angeles, ca 90019

Infiniti Q50

or equivalent Full-Size

passengers

5

luggage

2

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$53 /day

bob hope 2501 n hollywood way suite 4, burbank, 91505

Jeep Wrangler

or equivalent Suv and Crossover

passengers

5

luggage

0

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$100 /day

los angeles international airport, los angeles, 90045

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1723 wilshire blvd

Average Pick-Up time: 11-20 minutes

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Michelle Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019, 4:23 PM

Enterprise was fantastic and helpful. We dealt with Guy and Allison who were both thorough when explaining everything. They both followed up with us afterwards to check in. Would highly recommend this location to anyone traveling in or around Santa Monica!

1702 santa monica blvd

Average Pick-Up time: 0-10 minutes

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Cagey78 Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019, 6:41 PM

I use this location frequently. Enterprise has the best service and competitive pricing of the agencies.

1719 wilshire blvd

Average Pick-Up time: 21-30 minutes

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Kathy Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019, 9:47 PM

I had to leave my car at a repair shop and needed a rental for that day. Brian, a customer service agent, patiently helped me find the right car. After checking out a few different ones in the lot, I found one that worked for me!

We collected 31 reviews in total for all stations in Santa Monica, California, United States of America with an average score of 8.2/10.
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Car rentals in Santa Monica, Los Angeles: What you need to know

Los Angeles, California, is full of fascinating neighborhoods like Santa Monica. It's in places such as these where you can get a true feel for an area like Los Angeles. But after you are done exploring all the great shops and restaurants in Santa Monica, you'll need some wheels to discover everything that Los Angeles provides.

Riding the bus is a cheap method to get around Santa Monica and the surrounding neighborhoods, but then you have to stick with a tight schedule. Rideshares and taxis are easier, but the costs can add up. Plus, you may not be able to hail one when you need a ride. Renting a car in Santa Monica is the best way to make sure you see the entirety of the neighborhood and other parts of Los Angeles on your getaway. Read below to learn all that you want to know about renting a car in Santa Monica.

Frequently asked questions

How can I get an inexpensive car rental in Santa Monica?

If you are searching for some of the best rates on a car rental, then you're in the right place. Make sure you get the most savings on your tip to Santa Monica by doing a few things:

  • Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
  • Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with additional costs
  • Don't get more vehicle than you need. Generally, the smaller the car, the lower the rate

Make sure you read the supplier's policy to understand the full cost before you reserve your vehicle.

What car do you suggest for Santa Monica?

With a variety of car types to decide from, it may be hard to figure out which car is the best for your trip. But, you will need to take into consideration the amount of driving and how many you're traveling with. Our table below can help you book what vehicle is the best one for you.

How old do I have to be to rent a car in Santa Monica?

The minimum age to rent an automobile in most cities like Los Angeles is 21. Make sure to check the rental company's policy, as there may be additional fees if you are under 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Make sure to check the rental company's policies to determine if there is an additional cost before you book.

Is insurance required when you rent a car in the U.S. of A.?

Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy interim coverage with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

Many of the major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) usually offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Santa Monica.

Do I need to return my car rental with a full tank?

Most suppliers provide you a full tank. We recommend bringing it back with the same amount as you received it. To avoid any added expenses, you'll want to fill up your tank before you return the car to the supplier.

Do most suppliers offer one-way rentals in Santa Monica?

Most rental car providers offer one-way rentals. You may find it simpler to drop off your vehicle at another location. However, there is usually an additional fee for one-way car rentals.

Should I get unlimited miles when I drive in Santa Monica?

Many suppliers provide unlimited miles, but you need to make sure it is part of the bundle that you are purchasing. It's helpful to know how much you want to drive and plan your trips in advance. Although most rental car companies offer unlimited mileage, if it isn't part of your package those miles can pile up and so can the extra cost. You may need to have unlimited miles if you are thinking of some road trips to discover all that is in Los Angeles.

Are there any road trips I should take from Santa Monica?

Once you've checked out Santa Monica, you'll be happy that you have your own vehicle. There are some worthwhile stops around Los Angeles that are just a drive away. You'll be glad you have your car rental because there are a few museums and landmarks to check out around Santa Monica. Looking for things to fill an afternoon? Then get in your car and cruise to:

  • Interact with a bit of local history with a visit to the Bradbury Building
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Museum can give you an intriguing look into some California history
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is a California landmark that could make a good starting point for a day trip
  • Take in even more California culture at the Getty Center

of course, there is a lot more to do in and around Santa Monica. Hop in your rental car and find what's out there.

Your Santa Monica, Los Angeles Rental Car is waiting

You won't have to worry about aligning your visit to public transportation schedules. Once you've booked a car rental in Santa Monica from CarRentals.com, you can drive around the neighborhood and the rest of Los Angeles at your leisure. Check out our inventory of vehicles from some of the top-rated rental car agencies in the nation and pick out the perfect auto for your Santa Monica trip.

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