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Recently Booked Sacramento Intl Car Rentals from $ 19.42/day


(Chevrolet Spark or Similar)

  • 2
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 19.42 /day

($ 38.84 total)


(Nissan Versa Note or Similar)

  • 4
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 20.25 /day

($ 80.99 total)


(Kia Soul or Similar)

  • 5
  • 5
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 24.15 /day

($ 169.08 total)


(Honda Civic or Similar)

  • 5
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 25.00 /day

($ 149.99 total)


(Kia Optima or Similar)

  • 5
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 26.83 /day

($ 187.79 total)


(Toyota Sienna or Similar)

  • 2
  • 2
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 33.52 /day

($ 134.06 total)

Prices are based on bookings made during the previous 42 days. Price is dynamic and varies based on the date of the booking, length of rental and car class. There is no guarantee this price will be in effect at the time of your search.

Sacramento Intl Car Rental Reviews

Car rental rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 52 ratings


"Very pleased. Outstanding pick-up and return. All polite and professional."

(Reviewed on September 24, 2015 )


"The young lady (Claudia) in Sacramento on North Market Blvd who assisted me when picking up the vehicle was EXCELENT!! Very genuine, kind, patient and informative. She made my first time renting a vehicle experience smooth..." Read more

(Reviewed on September 22, 2015 )


"Originally the agent told me my rate was over $50 more than quoted. I showed him my confirmation/price and he got a supervisor to assist. Ultimately I paid about $5 over quoted rate. I think he was quite new. Very pleasant..." Read more

(Reviewed on September 14, 2015 )


"some difficulty in finding car as it was not in designated space nor just one or two spaces away. request for help was quickly available and located car .Very satisfied with quick solution."

(Reviewed on August 25, 2015 )


"Great experience and I will recommend it to all my friends!"

(Reviewed on August 21, 2015 )


"Great experience and service!"

(Reviewed on August 04, 2015 )


"The experience I had in Sacramento was not great--he tried to sell me insurance when I already had collision insurance and wouldn't believe me when I said I didn't need the insurance, no one explained to me which fuel opti..." Read more

(Reviewed on July 23, 2015 )


"good experience. staff was friendly and efficient and got in and out in good fashion with rate and car as advertised. No complaints, very smooth."

(Reviewed on June 10, 2015 )


"Maybe it was just me? The female staff were having a bad day? The counter woman was very good at trying to give me an upgrade until I asked if it cost more. The woman whom I turned car back into on July 29 the acted as if ..." Read more

(Reviewed on May 22, 2015 )



(Reviewed on January 20, 2015 )


"such friendly, knowledgeable and helpful employees! great value and great car, thanks!!"

(Reviewed on January 16, 2015 )


"Enterprise was awesome. was GREAT. I loved that I wasn't locked in after I made my reservation, unlike GREAT experience. My new favorite way to rent a car. You guys have it right."

(Reviewed on January 15, 2015 )


"Excellent service."

(Reviewed on January 13, 2015 )


"The Advantage agent, Mike, was awesome. I had a very late arrival and he greeted me warmly, made sure I was comfortable with my car and even brought it to me and loaded my luggage. This was the BEST service I have EVER had..." Read more

(Reviewed on January 11, 2015 )

Please be aware that some of these reviews may have been translated automatically into English.

Car rental at Sacramento Airport (SMF): What you need to know

During your next visit to the California’s capital city, don’t compromise on your itinerary. See the attractions you want to take in – whether it’s Sutter’s Mill, where gold was discovered, or shopping at Arden Fair mall where retail therapy awaits – whenever you want to see them with a cheap Sacramento airport car rental.

How do I find the cheapest car rental company at Sacramento Airport? should be one of your first ports of call when planning your jaunt to Sacramento. Here, you can see cheap deals offered by rental companies at the airport, and – if you want to be absolutely sure of the best possible price – try to:

  • - Carefully weigh up the available rates;
  • - Book well in advance of the trip; 
  • - Add only 1 driver for the car;
  • - Check the fuel and mileage policies available.

How old do I have to be to rent a car?

When booking your Sacramento car rental, remember the minimum age for drivers is generally 21. Those under 25 may also have to pay a surcharge.

What car rental companies are there in SMF?

Servicing the capital of California, Sacramento Airport has a suitably wide range of rental companies on the site. You can choose between big brand names such as Alamo, Avis, and Budget, and it is always worth having a quick glance at the latest reviews online before making your decision.

Where are the car rental companies located at the airport?

On touching down at Sacramento International Airport (SMF), make your way to the ground-level curb outside your terminal. From here, you can take the special airport shuttle service to the rental car terminal and take it from there.

Do I need an insurance for a rental car in Sacramento?

You will need to have adequate car insurance for your Sacramento car rental. Have a check to see if your current car insurance or credit card insurance is fine for this. If not, just purchase a policy through the checkout, or directly from your chosen car rental company.

What do I need to bring when picking up a car rental at the airport?

When packing for your California trip, make sure you have your driver’s license. This also goes for any other drivers added for the vehicle. You should also bring along the credit card used for the booking.

What fuel policy is the most common?

A full-to-full fuel policy will tick all the boxes for most drivers. Your vehicle will have a full tank when you arrive, and you just need to remember to replenish the fuel before dropping it back off. Make time to do that, or you will have to pay a fee.

Is it advisable to get a car with unlimited miles in Sacramento?

There is plenty to see around these parts, whether you want to meet the majestic beasts at Sacramento Zoo, or fancy following the Gold Rush trail. To sightsee without a second thought, check that your rental car comes with unlimited mileage. If not, you need to keep an eye on how far you travel.

Is it possible to hire one-way rental vehicle in Sacramento?

If you want to avoid a circular journey and would rather drop off your car at a different branch of the car rental company, ask about the logistics. There may also be an added fee for this kind of one-way hire.

What kind of car should I rent for my trip?

If you are here on business or just looking for a cost-effective way to get from A to B, then an economy car rental will be ideal for your purposes. If, on the other hand, you want to get out and see as much of California as you can, or you have friends or family with you, rent a full-size SUV or van to ensure enjoyable road trips.

Car Type Best for Category includes
Full-size SUV Family or group of friends who want to travel in utmost comfort Chevrolet Suburban or similar
Economy car Small groups who want to keep costs and emissions down Toyota Prius hatchback or similar
Van Those looking for extreme comfort or would like to sleep in their car on long road trips Citroen Dispatch or similar

Ready to start arranging your Sacramento visit? Cross a task off your to-do list by booking local transportation on, and then you can get on with planning your itinerary for the capital of California.