Glendale car rentals

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Glendale car rental information

Pick-up locationGlendale
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Rental locations10
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Glendale

  • Car rentals in Glendale will be more convenient than relying on public transit due to the limited routes provided in the area, and the high number of connections you would need to make in order to visit other cities in the Los Angeles metropolitan area or in downtown Los Angeles. While a drive to downtown Los Angeles generally takes about 15min in a personal vehicle, the public transit averages 50min. If you are planning a beach trip, such as visiting nearby Santa Monica, you will be able to pack more materials and food in a personal vehicle than if you relied on bus transport.
  • Glendale and the Los Angeles metropolitan area are serviced by Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which offers Glendale car rentals at the rental car facilities located off-site. Take the purple rental car shuttle bus from outside the baggage claim at any of the terminals to and from the rental car building.
  • Due to the consistently warm weather, many people ride bikes in Glendale. Check your mirrors and blind spots before making any turns, especially when you are turning across a bike lane. When you are parking, double-check your mirror before opening your door to ensure you are not blocking a cyclist who is riding in the lane next to your parking spot. Glendale also has a law against eating or drinking while you are driving, so be sure to get your fill before you are behind the wheel.
  • As one of the major Los Angeles suburbs, Glendale shares many of its driving traits with the entire metropolitan area. Following the rush hour traffic of Los Angeles, the highways surrounding Glendale are generally busiest around 7am-10am and 4pm-7pm. Weekends can also see heavy traffic after 11am, particularly if the nearby professional sports teams are hosting a game. In general, check the traffic in the hours leading up to your travel time and anticipate traffic at some point. The freeways surrounding Glendale are frequently busy and dramatically impacted by rush hour traffic.
  • Book your rental car in Glendale at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Glendale

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Glendale?

    Since you will rarely encounter anything besides sunny weather, and will likely find yourself in traffic if hoping to access Los Angeles, the recommended car rentals in Glendale are economy or compact cars. Not only will this save you money on gas with better mileage than a large vehicle, but it will also give you parking flexibility and maneuverability for busy streets in Glendale or downtown Los Angeles.

  • What’s the speed limit in Glendale?

    The freeways surrounding Glendale typically have speed limits of 65mph, though you will rarely find yourself reaching this speed if you travel during rush hour. If traffic is moving freely, you will often find that the flow of traffic travels about 5mph faster than the posted limit. Within Glendale, residential areas have a maximum speed limit of 25mph, with many posting lower limits in quieter neighborhoods. City streets range from 25mph to 35mph, with major roads like Brand Boulevard posting limits of 40mph. Though you might be able to get away with going 5mph over the limit on freeways, stay at or slightly below the posted limits within Glendale, as the police keep a sharp lookout for commuters speeding through a shortcut around rush hour traffic.

  • Where are the best places to park in Glendale?

    There are three parking structures owned by the City of Glendale within the downtown area, each offering the first 90min of parking for free. These structures are the Exchange on Artsakh Avenue with about 700 spots, the Marketplace Structure one block away with nearly 1,100 spots, and the Orange Street structure with over 600 spots. The hourly rate after your first 90min is about $2 per hour at all three structures.

  • How much is gas price in Glendale?

    The average gas price in Glendale is C$ 5.31 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 64 and C$ 85, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Glendale?

    Luxury (Mercedes-Benz C-Class or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Glendale.

  • Which car rental companies are at Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Los Angeles airport include Ace, Thrifty, Fox, Priceless, Midway, Hertz, Airport Van, NextCar, Kyte and Sixt.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Los Angeles airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Priceless, Midway, Hertz, Airport Van, Sixt, NU Car, Dollar, Alamo and Budget.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Glendale?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does a Luxury car rental cost in Glendale?

    A Luxury car rental in Glendale costs C$ 23 per day, on average.

Glendale car rental reviews and directory

Avis

10.0

Wonderful

6 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Glendale

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Locations in Glendale

100 West Glenoaks Boulevard

+1 818 551 4280

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

617 South Brand Boulevard

+1 818 502 0264

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday07:30 - 17:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

pick up was smooth - rep was a happy go lucky guy, a pleasure to work with!

Cons:

parking lot was too full hard to park on my return - otherwise 100% satisfied.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Avis provided me with a fabulous car and great service on all counts. Thank you!

10.0 Wonderful

Jun. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I loved the patience that Charles showed in assisting my irate hubby --who expected a compact car when there were only SUVs. We were quoted a price of 118.00 for the wk on a compact and we had to leave with a 94.00 dollar a day Kia Sorrento. He was the star-- he kept his cool as he tried to help us as much as he possibly could. He exhibited true grace. Glendale Avis/Budget.

Cons:

We were quoted a price of 118.00 for the wk on a compact and we had to leave with a 94.00 dollar a day Kia Sorrento. Usually when there is no car available in the reservation the price stays the same and the car rental company takes the hit for not having the car in the class requested. Didn't think it was our fault there were no cars. Customer service was on par but company policy did not meet a gold standard.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The car had not been washed but I was grateful for the upgrade. Thank you!

1 out of 2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.5

Very good

23 reviews

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.7

Value for money

8.4

3 locations in Glendale

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Locations in Glendale

1510 S Brand Blvd

+1 818 244 6200

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3850 Foothill Blvd

+1 818 248 8922

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

827 S. Glendale Ave.

+1 818 507 5933

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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8.0 Very good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and helpful.

Cons:

Vehicle interior was very dirty

4.4 Mediocre

Apr. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing special.

Cons:

Need better service. Just an average rental place.

9.2 Wonderful

Dec. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

They checked us out and back in efficiently. The vehicle worked well. Staff were friendly.

Cons:

Nothing. All good.

2.0 Poor

Feb. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were friendly

Cons:

Don’t bother with buying insurance in advance as Enterprise won’t accept it. The location you’re sent to is wrong and the new location is a couple of blocks away. I rejected 3 vehicles and accepted the last only because I had to pick up family from the airport and was in a rush. Never again

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, and patient! Excellent customer service

Cons:

Nothing that I noticed! They were wonderful

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Kayak gives better deals than enterprise hands down

1 out of 3

Hertz

6.3

Cleanliness

6.1

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

5.8

One location in Glendale

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Locations in Glendale

1001 South Brand Blvd

+1 818 265 3805

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

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6.0 Okay

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
They Havnt gave my 206 deposit back and taking a month to fight with them . Got a better idea ?

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly rental employees, nice car, great deal!

Cons:

Was not offered to prepay for gas. Other than that, everything was great!

9.2 Wonderful

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was nice. Process was quick. Car was good. I was 15 minutes late dropping off my car. They gave me a chance to fill the gas and bring it back with no extra charge. I really appreciate that.

Cons:

Wish the car is a little extra clean. It wasn’t bad. I wore gloves just to be extra cautious.

2.0 Poor

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I arrived a few minutes before the time for which I had made my reservation. I waited outside because of Covid regulations, but an employee definitely saw me waiting. A few minutes later, at noon, the staff walked out, locked the door, told me they were closed and that I was too late. They were dismissive and very rude. They seemed to find my situation funny. I ended up walking to another car rental company. After two or three phone calls over a couple of days, and quite some time on hold, I was able to get my money refunded by Hertz. The customer service people I spoke to on the phone were generally helpful and polite.

Cons:

The reservation app shouldn’t allow people to make reservations close to closing time. I didn’t know, but the app should have told me to arrive earlier when I made the reservation. Employees on site should be trained to be helpful and polite. I will not use that Hertz office again, and I will not recommend it.

2.0 Poor

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

nothing

Cons:

Maybe you could have provided the car I reserved instead of me waking up at 5 in the morning, driving to the airport, waiting in line, and your employee saying "Uh, sorry, we don't have your car".

2.0 Poor

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Maybe they could have actually had the car I reserved

1 out of 7

Budget

5.7

Cleanliness

5.3

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.3

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Glendale

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Locations in Glendale

100 West Glenoaks Boulevard

+1 818 247 2405

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

617 South Brand Boulevard

+1 818 502 1842

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday07:30 - 17:00

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2.0 Poor

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

absolutely nothing

Cons:

literally everything

6.0 Okay

Dec. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

drop of was very easy and very friendly. And accommodating .They credit back the gas charge that was added by mistake.

Cons:

car I picked up in Glendale branch was very dirty I don t think they went through it at all . they gave us a car without a carwash. and half a tank gas!!!!!in this time of COVID we had to sanitize the car completely I had to get the car otherwise would not go with it! and enter data correctly so the customer does not have to go through the hassle of getting charges reverse.

5.6 Fair

Jan. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenient location, pickup and drop off experience

Cons:

Rental was expensive, wipers didn’t work well during rainstorm, car features dated

8.4 Very good

Nov. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Should pick up and drop of like enterprise rent a car

Cons:

Pick up and drop off

8.8 Very good

Nov. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

Pick up and drop off like enterprise rent a car

3.6 Poor

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The fittest car I have ever been. Wasn't cleaned, found disgusting things (dirty toe nail clippers, trunk full of mud)

1 out of 4

Thrifty

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Glendale

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Locations in Glendale

1001 South Brand Boulevard

+1 818 265 3805

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

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Eagle Rent A Car

No score available yet

One location in Glendale

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Locations in Glendale

3717 San Fernando Road

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66 travellers who rented a car in Glendale gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.0

Car rental locations in or near Glendale

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Most popular car type

Luxury

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