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Car hire in Los Angeles

Car hire in Los Angeles

Hiring a car in Los Angeles is simple, use the search box to your left, enter the name of the airport or place you want to pick up your hire car from and Expedia will help you compare the prices of small, medium and large cars so that you can find the cheapest car hire deals in Los Angeles. Alternatively, below you can check out some of the great deals on car hire we currently have for Los Angeles.

Driving in Los Angeles

There are few places in the world that inspire the same kind of feeling as Los Angeles. This sprawling city on America's west coast is home to people from all walks of life, and is the most populous in the whole of California. Visitors to Los Angeles should rent a car to ensure that they not only get the most out of the city, but the surrounding areas as well.

Los Angeles car hire is the most convenient means of transportation around the city, and getting from the airport as well. There are theme parks, zoos and of course world-famous Hollywood to see, and hiring a car will let you see it all at your own pace.

Despite the urban nature of the city, there are plenty of world-class beaches that simply must be visited too. Manhattan and Redondo beaches are a short drive outside the city and attract sun seekers from miles around.

Tourism is a big part of the Los Angeles experience, all major theme parks and attractions are well sign-posted and navigating the busy streets is easier than you might think.

The perfect location for your next trip, book Los Angeles as your next holiday destination today.

Cheap Car Hire at Los Angeles Airport

Los Angeles International Airport, or LAX as it is known to locals, is one of the busiest airports in America. Lying a short distance outside the city, Los Angeles is very close to the western seaboard, affording magnificent views as planes come in for landing.

Renting a car is the most convenient means of getting from the airport to the city centre. The city centre is less than 20 miles from the airport, though arriving at your desired hotel in Los Angeles may take sight longer.There are a number of different routes drivers can take from the airport to the city as there are many highways that connect the region, but even in traffic the journey should take no more than an hour.

Los Angeles may be the biggest city close to the airport but it should not be the only destination considered. Car hire from Los Angeles International Airport will allow visitors the opportunity to take in some of the other sights of the area before descending upon the city centre. Manhattan and Redondo beaches lie due south of the airport, an easy trip along Route-1. Whilst West Hollywood and the famous neighbourhood of Beverly Hills are a short distance north along interstate 405.

The surrounding areas also include the beautiful areas of Santa Monica and Malibu that both can be accessed along the gorgeous Pacific Coast Highway. The drive along this famous highway never fails to impress and is a major reason why car rental is such a popular choice of transport in the area for visitors.

When deciding on renting a car, travellers will be spoiled for choice. Major car hire companies, such as Enterprise, Avis, Hertz, Thrifty and Budget, all have desk locations at the airport. Many also have locations in the city too, only adding to the convenience hiring a car provides.

Car hire also provides travellers with a great choice of vehicles. From flash convertibles to luxury sports cars, visitors can either indulge in the celebrity lifestyle or decide on a more understated approach. No matter the reasons for visiting Los Angeles, the many car rental companies in the area will be more than able to meet your transportation needs.

Flights to Los Angeles, especially from the other side of the Atlantic, can be gruelling and the last thing many tourists desire is another uncomfortable journey on public transport. Car rental provides a great option to travellers wishing to get from the airport to their desired destination at their own pace, whilst enjoying the sights and sounds of the journey as well.

Car Hire in Los Angeles, The City

Los Angeles officially covers 502.7 square miles and visitors will be thankful for their rental car if they're looking to experience as much of the city as they can.

Despite the busy nature of this thriving metropolis, those wishing to drive through and around Los Angeles need not worry about parking. There are a number of safe and secure car parks all around the city, whilst street parking is also available in the majority of neighbourhoods. However, be sure to read relevant signs, as some streets may require resident permits and nothing ruins a holiday more than having your rental car towed! Visitors staying at hotels in Los Angeles should ask the concierge for best tips of parking and they may even have coupons or discounts at select car parks.

Like many cities, Los Angeles experiences a fairly intense rush hour period. Travellers looking to make the most of the city and surrounding areas should look to leave either before or after the morning rush hour that can fray even the calmest of nerves. Similarly, when returning to the city, an early or late return would be best as the evening rush hour can last from 4pm all the way until 8pm.

During the day however, driving in Los Angeles is an absolute pleasure. The wide streets and impressive boulevards only add to the celebrity feel of the city. Streets are laid out in a block system, which makes for easy navigation and with the number of highways in and around the city, getting from one theme park or attraction to another is not a problem.

Car hire in Los Angeles is a great option to see this great city. From famous beaches to famous faces, enjoying all this great city has to offer can be best experience through hiring a car. From Hollywood to Redondo beach and all in between, car hire companies will have no trouble providing you with the vehicle to make your holiday in Los Angeles a dream come true.