Los Angeles, CA

Car Rental in Los Angeles, California

With SIXT it is now easier than ever to book a Los Angeles car rental. Book online or in the SIXT app to take advantage of our great selection of car categories. Our fleet is filled with a diverse range of cars, such as convertibles that are perfect for taking advantage of California’s great weather, and SUVs that are ideal for families. We have many different rental stations in the city, including locations in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles International Airport, Koreatown, and Malibu. Our friendly customer service agents are available 24/7 to help you throughout the entire rental process. 

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Rent A Car in Los Angeles, CA

You can choose from a variety of different car categories for your Los Angeles car rental, including sedans, exotic and luxury models, SUVs, minivans and economy cars. Our flexible policies make it easy to rent a vehicle for whatever time period you need, whether it’s for a weekend or a week. When you rent a car in Los Angeles, you can customize your reservation by choosing bookable add-ons, like SIXT Connect Wi-Fi, GPS, an additional driver, child seats and Express Toll Unlimited. 

Rent A Car in Los Angeles, CA

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How old do I have to be to rent a car in Los Angeles?

You can rent a car with SIXT in Los Angeles from the age of 21 with a valid driver’s license. Some car categories require the renter to be 25. An underage fee applies. 
 

Car rental without a credit card in Los Angeles

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.

Can I book a one-way car rental in Los Angeles?

It is possible to rent a car one way between a SIXT station in Los Angeles and a neighboring state. A fee may apply. 

SIXT's flexible car rental booking policy in Los Angeles

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

Where is SIXT's Diamond Service available?

We offer our Diamond Service at Los Angeles International Airport. Among the perks are access to our Diamond Lounge and chauffeur service at arrival and departure. 

What type of car should I rent in Los Angeles

Booking an SUV is a great idea so you can take a group on a tour of the city’s attractions. This is also a great vehicle to keep your group comfortable in freeway traffic jams. To save on gas, book a compact car.

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What to Do in Los Angeles 

A trip to Los Angeles would not be complete without going to one of the nearby theme parks, such as Disneyland in Anaheim or Universal Studios Hollywood. If you will be visiting with your family, head to the Santa Monica Pier where you can go on rides, play games, and shop for souvenirs. For a quick day trip in California, you can drive to Mount San Antonio (aka, Mount Baldy) in the San Gabriel Mountains, which is known for its hiking trails.

Driving Tips in California 

Driving Tips: There are a few things you should know before driving in California. Speed limits are 25 mph in residential areas, 55 mph on rural highways and 65-70 mph on Interstate highways and freeways. On steep, narrow mountain roads, the vehicle facing downhill must yield and make way for the one going uphill. It is also mandatory to use headlights in bad weather and 30 minutes before sunrise or sunset. 

Toll roads: There are multiple toll roads in California, although those in and around LA are express lanes. There are Metro Express Lanes on I-10 and I-110 in Los Angeles County and the prices are dynamic based on the amount of traffic and how far you drive. You can expect to pay $15.40 for the full length, but the express lanes are free if you’re carpooling. 

Where to Park in Los Angeles

Parking in LA is a necessity, and there are plenty of parking garages, lots and on-street options. On-street parking is plentiful but be sure to check time limits and don’t park in front of driveways. If you want to be sure to find a spot on the street or in a garage, use an app like Spot Hero to book one in advance and know how much you’ll have to pay.

Best Road Trips from Los Angeles

Santa Catalina Island: Hop on the Catalina Express ferry for about 1 hour to go to this channel island off the Pacific Coast. Once there you can explore Avalon, go SCUBA diving or hike or bike. 

Palm Springs & Joshua Tree: Drive less than 2 hours east of LA to the Coachella Valley and Palm Springs. You can go golfing, relax at a spa or use the city as a base to explore Joshua Tree National Park. 

Yosemite National Park: Drive for roughly 5 hours northeast and you will be in a nature lovers paradise on this road trip. Yosemite is a top destination for rock climbers, hikers and more, but you can also just enjoy the majestic scenery.

San Diego: Take the scenic Palms to Pines highway, aka State Route 74, and make the drive south to San Diego. Once there you can hit the beach, try your hand at surfing or explore the city.

Napa Valley: Wine and food lovers can make the 6.5-hour drive to the Napa Valley. In addition to bountiful vineyards and lush farmland you can also relax at a spa or try one of the many top restaurants in the area.

Winter in Los Angeles

As it tends to be a bit colder in Los Angeles during the winter, you may want to stick to indoor activities, like visiting a museum. The Getty Center is a particularly famous choice, while the Museum of Natural History is something that the entire family is sure to enjoy. During the winter months, there is also snow tubing offered at Elysian Park. 

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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