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Why rent a car in Burbank?

Burbank is a southern Californian city in Los Angeles county 12 miles northwest of downtown LA. It’s called the ‘media capital of the world’ due to its location, a few miles from Hollywood. Many entertainment companies, such as Walt Disney, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, have offices here and offer film and TV studio tours.

While there’s plenty to do in Burbank, there are lots more to be explored in the greater Los Angeles area, for which you’ll want to have a Burbank hire car .

How to get to and around Burbank?

International flights arrive at Los Angeles International Airport, and Burbank is 29 miles northeast, or a 40-minute drive. For domestic flight connections, Bob Hope Airport is conveniently located six miles away. The iconic Hollywood sign is a 20-minute drive from the centre. A hiking trail from Griffith Park gets you near it, but you can also observe it from the admission-free Griffith Observatory on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood. Visitors can look through telescopes or attend live shows at the Samuel Oschin Planetarium. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is 20 minutes away, with more than 2,000 stars stretching over a mile along Hollywood Boulevard. Also in Los Angeles is the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Centre, known for its architecture and gardens. Set in Hollywood Hills with views of downtown LA and the Pacific, its exhibits include European paintings, drawings, sculptures, decorative arts and photography.

A quarter of an hour from Burbank, the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena displays the eponymous industrialist’s impressive private collection of European and Asian art. On the way, Glendale is a good place to shop, have a meal and enjoy the dancing fountain at the Americana at Brand, an outdoor shopping, dining, entertainment and residential complex.

Santa Monica, with its popular beach against a beautiful backdrop of mountains, is 50 minutes southwest, and has a great wine scene. Stroll down the Santa Monica Pier and go shopping on the Third Street Promenade nearby.

What brands are available?

From Los Angeles International Airport, you can pick up your hire car from one of the following companies:

  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar
  • Hertz
  • National
  • Sixt
  • Thrifty
  • Must-sees within an easy drive of Burbank

    Drive 40 minutes towards the coast to Long Beach and take the one-hour ferry crossing to Catalina Island for snorkelling, scuba diving or just to relax on the beach. Another beautiful island is Santa Cruz Island, which you can reach by ferry from Ventura, a total of two hours from Burbank. Explore the waters and caves by kayaking; you may even spot whales and dolphins.

    Temecula, and hour and 40 minutes south, offers winery and hot air balloon experiences. Less than an hour and a half northwest, surrounded by hills and mountains, is Ojai, known for its spiritual retreats, the organic farmer’s market and eco-friendly initiatives. Enjoy the art galleries, the city’s Spanish architecture and New Age shops.

    Tips and tricks for driving in the US

    American cars usually have automatic transmission. Drive on the right-hand side. An international driving permit is not compulsory but recommended. Carry it at all times along with ID (passport) and proof of insurance.

    Speed limits vary from state to state; in general stick to 70mph on motorways. Beware that undertaking is not illegal in the US; to stay safe, don’t forget to signal before changing lanes.

    Provided there is no oncoming traffic, you can turn right at red traffic lights. At a four-way stop, all cars should stop, and the one that arrived first sets off first followed by the others in the order of arrival.

    Ready to plan your Burbank city break?

    Feeling inspired to start planning a visit to Burbank and the rest of the US? Check out this city guide and use the Expedia search tool to help you find the best hire car, flight and hotel and research the best attractions and activities.

    FAQs for car hire in Burbank

    What’s the best price car rental in Burbank?

    In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is in Burbank.

    What’s the average car rental price in Burbank?

    On average, car rentals in Burbank are .

    Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

    When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

    How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

    You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia Rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

    Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

    Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

    How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

    To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

    Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Burbank?

    Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

    What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

    A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

    Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

    We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

    What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

    When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

    Where can I find car rentals in Burbank?

    Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.