Irvine car rentals

Irvine car rentals

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Irvine, CA, United States
29 Sep — 6 Oct
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Irvine, CA, United States
Wed 29/9
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Wed 6/10
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Irvine car rental Information

Pick-up locationIrvine
Car typesCompact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Minivan, Premium SUV
Rental locations10
Airport locations6
Popular agenciesStop Then Go Rent A Car

Cheap car rentals in Irvine

EconomyC$ 48/day
CompactC$ 45/day
IntermediateC$ 52/day
Full-sizeC$ 60/day
MinivanC$ 104/day
ConvertibleC$ 104/day
Premium SUVC$ 113/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Irvine car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Economy Rent a Car
Best rated
5.5 Okay (30 reviews)
1 location in Irvine
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Irvine
  • 5.8
  • 5.8
  • 5.4
  • 5.2
  • 5.4
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Rated #2
Silvercar
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Irvine
Silvercar
Locations in Irvine
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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Rated #3
Hertz
9.1 Excellent (15 reviews)
1 location in Irvine
Hertz
Locations in Irvine
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 9.3
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Rated #4
Enterprise
7.5 Good (15 reviews)
2 locations in Irvine
Enterprise
Locations in Irvine
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.6
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Allied
1 location in Irvine
Allied
Locations in Irvine
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Reach Rental
1 location in Irvine
Reach Rental
Locations in Irvine
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From C$ 34/day
Stop Then Go Rent A Car
Most popular
Cheapest deal
1 location in Irvine
Stop Then Go Rent A Car
Locations in Irvine
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Super Cheap
1 location in Irvine
Super Cheap
Locations in Irvine
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United Auto Rental
1 location in Irvine
United Auto Rental
Locations in Irvine
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61 travellers who rented a car in Irvine gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

Car rental locations in or near Irvine

Good to know

Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

C$ 41/day

Good deal

C$ 36/day

When to book a rental car in Irvine

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Car rental insurance in Irvine

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Irvine car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Irvine.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Irvine car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Irvine

  • From the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park in the northeast to the coast line in the south, Irvine has a lot to discover -- and why not pick the most convenient and flexible way to do so by choosing a car? Be at Laguna Beach in less than twenty minutes, or pack up the kids and drive to Disney World in Anaheim -- it is only a 20-minute car ride via the I-5 N. Also remember that California is a car-obsessed state and almost everybody owns one, so embrace the West Coast culture and drive along.
  • The closest airport to Irvine is John Wayne Airport in Orange County, which is about 4 miles away and only an 8-minute drive from Irvine’s center. The airport boasts its own rental car center with on-site agencies like Hertz, Alamo, and Enterprise. The center is located between terminal A and B on the arrivals level, close to the statue of the eponymous John Wayne.
  • Driving in Irvine is not much different than driving in many other US cities, but bear in mind that Californian drivers have a reputation to not adhere to passing in the left lane and simply choose a lane of their taste. Also, when changing lanes the blinkers are often not used, so always stay alert and don’t be surprised when someone cuts into your lane without indicating beforehand.
  • With most Californians owning a car, rush hours in Irvine can mean a fair amount of congestion and waiting times. Try to avoid the morning peak times between approximately 7:30 and 9am and 5 and 7pm. On weekends, there can also be heavy traffic, especially from Anaheim, mostly between 4-7pm when people return from family trips.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Irvine for C$ 36 or less
  • Book your rental car in Irvine at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Irvine

  • Some car rental companies in Irvine which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Dollar and Thrifty

  • On average a hire car in Irvine costs C$ 41 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Stop Then Go Rent A Car (C$ 58/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Stop Then Go Rent A Car 18001 Sky Park Cir 92614 (2 kilometers from city center).

  • The average gas price in Irvine is C$ 4.50 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 54 and C$ 72, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Hyundai Santa Fe or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Irvine.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Los Angeles airport include Thrifty, Hertz, Fox, U-Save, Dollar, Budget, Sixt, Ace, Priceless and Airport Van.

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

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

  • A Standard car rental in Irvine costs C$ 48 per day, on average.

  • In Irvine, cars are most frequently rented at Thrifty 18601 North Airport Way (4 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Irvine costs C$ 284 per week (C$ 41 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Irvine costs C$ 1,219 per month (C$ 41 per day).

  • The SUV is still the king of the cars in California, and there is a good reason why. The weather in the state can throw everything at drivers, from blithering sunlight, to torrential rains, even to snow, and an SUV can handle all of the above with ease. It is also not too bulky and still a comfortable car to drive in the city as well.

  • When driving close to school or pedestrian zones as well as residential areas, the speed limit is 25 mph. On highways, speed limits are clearly marked on the right-hand side and are usually between 65 and 70 mph. Always adapt your speed to the road and weather conditions and slow down if the traffic requires it.

  • Gas prices in Irvine are fairly high compared to other US cities, averaging in at around $3.50 per gallon. Try to find gas stations like Costco or Mobil which usually offer lower rates at around $3.15 to save some gas money. Gas prices tend to be cheaper altogether between 8 and 10am, before the stations raise their prices.

  • Parking in red zones in Irvine is prohibited, so always check the signs and curb before parking the car. On-street parking is metered and can vary in time restrictions and prices, so always read the designated sign. Usually Sundays and public holidays are free. Alternatively, there are parking garages like Ace Parking or Irvine Towers where cars can also be parked over a longer period of time.