California Car Rental with SIXT

When you book a California car rental with SIXT, you will be able to safely and comfortably explore the famous Golden State. No matter what your preferences and budget are, we have something in our fleet that will suit your needs. Whether you plan on exploring the bustling city of Los Angeles or the hills of San Francisco, a SIXT California car rental will help you to do so in style. A convertible is a chic choice that will allow you to soak up some Southern California sunshine, while a compact car will make it easy to navigate busy city streets.  


SIXT Services in California

From economy models to luxury vehicles, SIXT has it all. Our fleet is filled with a variety of car categories to choose from, including sedans, SUVs, minivans, pickups, sports cars, convertibles and passenger vans. When you rent a car in California, you can also choose some bookable extras to further customize your experience, such as an additional driver or child seats. While a one-day rental is a convenient option for a beach day, a weekly rental is a good choice if you will be going on a longer road trip. 

SIXT Services in California

Good to know when you’re visiting California

Car rental under 25 in California

You can rent a car from the age of 21 with SIXT. However, some specialty categories and larger vehicles have a minimum rental age of 25. An underage driver fee applies to those under 25. 

Car rental without a credit card in California

If you don't have a credit card, most SIXT locations also accept debit cards in the name of the main renter for some car rental categories. You will also need to show up to 2 forms of government-issued ID and meet other criteria depending on the rental location and where you live.

One-way car rental in California

It is possible to rent a car at one station in California and return it to another. Not all car categories can be rented one-way, and additional fees may apply. 

SIXT's flexible car rental booking policy in California

Have your plans changed? Don't worry! Select our flexible option when booking and change or cancel your reservation free of charge.

Bookable extras

Make your visit to California more enjoyable by adding extras to your rental. GPS is a must when visiting cities like LA or San Francisco. Express Toll Unlimited allows you to breeze through toll booths, and SIXT Connect Wi-Fi service keeps you in the loop. 

What type of car should I rent in California?

Long road trips through this huge state call for a spacious SUV. Smaller groups can enjoy the sun in a sporty convertible.

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Best cities to visit in California

  • Los Angeles: Known for being the heart of the country’s film and television industry, Los Angeles is an iconic city that has many famous attractions, including the Hollywood Sign, the TCL Chinese Theatre, and the Paramount Pictures Studios.  
  • San Francisco: With its eclectic architecture, rolling hills, and popular sights like the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, you will never run out of things to see and do in the charming city of San Francisco.  
  • San Diego: If you want to spend some time relaxing on the beach, San Diego is the perfect place to do so. You can also head to the historic neighborhood of Old Town to sample some delicious authentic Mexican food.  

Winter in California

The winter months in California tend to be colder and wetter, meaning that this is a convenient time to enjoy some of the state’s indoor activities, such as museums. The Getty is a famous museum in Los Angeles that has a selection of contemporary art, while the Bowers Museum is in Santa Ana and has over 100,000 objects from different cultures, including pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and Native American art. 


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Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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