Pasadena car rentals from C$ 39/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Pasadena with a pick-up date of 26/2 and drop-off date of 24/3. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Pasadena

EconomyC$ 51/day
CompactC$ 39/day
IntermediateC$ 44/day
StandardC$ 44/day
Full-sizeC$ 47/day
MinivanC$ 92/day
Full-size SUVC$ 149/day
ConvertibleC$ 78/day
Premium SUVC$ 57/day
Standard SUVC$ 50/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 52/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Pasadena

  • If budget constraints affect the type of car you rent while in Pasadena, there are a number of cheap rental car companies you can choose from. It is important to consider that Pasadena is hilly or mountainous hence you will want to consider renting a car that has a lot of power and has normal to low fuel consumption. You can also stick to visiting areas within the city center, such as going to the Norton Simon Museum to admire the old masters or going to the Mediterranean Café to enjoy a nice meal.
  • If you are visiting with a party or family, cheap car rentals in Pasadena also provide you the opportunity of renting a minivan, which is a terrific option for cruising the city. There are a number of destinations that would be ideal to visit, including places such as the Eaton Canyon Natural Area and the Arlington Garden where you can go for hikes. A minivan would also be a good option to take your children to the Pasadena Ice Skate Center to enjoy a game of ice hockey or a more chill setting such as the South Lake Avenue Shopping and Dining.
  • Cheap rental cars in Pasadena will make it convenient to move around Pasadena, whether you are just within the town center or on the outskirts of the town. Smaller cars are ideal to roam about the busy streets since they are maneuverable and easy on fuel consumption, thus cost-effective. Larger cars such as SUVs and pickups are ideal for destinations such as the Henninger Flats Campground and Enjoy the Mountain, where get to put your cars to the test. They are also ideal cars for going camping since they are able to carry all your gears and equipment.
  • Depending on your itinerary, you’ll find that renting a car in Pasadena will offer you more convenience compared to using other modes of transportation. Pasadena is a beautiful city, and there’s no better way to take it all in than being able to drive wherever you wish. Once you choose your car from Pasadena car rentals, you’ll have the flexibility to drive to Disneyland Park, 35 miles away, or cruise around the streets of Hollywood, just 15 miles away, with ultimate flexibility.
  • If you use the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), you’ll find the rental car offices next to the airport, and several Pasadena car rentals are authorized to pick passengers at the airline terminals using shuttles. Car rentals in Pasadena, including Hertz, Alamo, and Dollar, can pick you up at the Rental Car Shuttle sign outside baggage claim. If you use the Hollywood Burbank Airport, you’ll find a pick-up and drop-off location at the Consolidated Rental Car Facility. You’ll find the entrance on Avenue B, which you can access through the Empire Ave or Hollywood Way airport entrances. To get to the customer service center, use the elevated walkway adjacent to the valet center.
  • Like the rest of California, using hand-held mobile devices when driving is prohibited, so if you must use your phone, make sure it’s in hands-free mode. Navigating through the streets of Pasadena is relatively easy, although traffic is quite notorious in Los Angeles. Still, be wary at intersections as pedestrians have the right of way and be on the lookout for cyclists.
  • Depending on where you’re going, the 110, 210, and 710 freeways can be quite congested during rush hour, which spans from 7am to 9am and 4pm to 7pm. Pasadena weather is sunny nearly all year round with minimal rainfall, so you're not likely to worry about bad weather.
  • Book your rental car in Pasadena at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Pasadena are around 48% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Pasadena

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

    Los Angeles offers some beautiful scenic drives in California, and it’s a given that you may want to explore. Pasadena may not be a suburb, but it’s still not a metropolitan area, so a suitable car to rent would be an SUV. It will put you in an excellent position to drive through the interior roads of the city and the freedom to venture out to other attractions further through the rest of the county.

  • What’s the speed limit in Pasadena?

    The maximum speed on highways in Pasadena is 65mph, and on two-lane undivided highways, it is 55mph. There are also statutory speed limits of 15mph in alleys and blind intersections. Business and residential districts, school zones, playground areas, and close to senior citizen facilities are 25mph. The signs may or may not be posted, so be vigilant about speeds depending on where you’re headed.

  • Where are the best places to park in Pasadena?

    When you get your vehicle from Pasadena car rentals, you’ll find that finding a parking spot is relatively easy throughout the city. However, there are rules to be followed, like parking in the street, which is prohibited between 2am and 6am unless there’s a sign suggesting otherwise. You’ll find that the city has curbs painted in different colors to show where parking is prohibited. Red curbs mean no parking or even stalling, while yellow represents no parking or stalling between 6am and 6pm, but unloading is allowed for a maximum of 3min. Green means no parking for more than 15min between 6am and 6pm, and blue means only persons with valid placards and distinguishable license plates can stand or park in that space.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Pasadena?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Sixt (C$ 39/day), Hertz (C$ 51/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (C$ 92/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Sixt 350 W Colorado Blvd 91105-1808 (1 kilometers from city center).

  • How much is gas price in Pasadena?

    The average gas price in Pasadena is C$ 4.70 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 56 and C$ 75, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Pasadena?

    Standard (Volkswagen Passat or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Pasadena.

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

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

  • 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 Priceless, Midway, Thrifty, Dollar, Budget, Hertz, NU Car, Airport Van, U-Save and Advantage.

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

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

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Pasadena?

    A Standard car rental in Pasadena costs C$ 35 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Pasadena?

    A Compact car rental in Pasadena costs C$ 44 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Pasadena?

    A Full Size car rental in Pasadena costs C$ 194 per day, on average.

  • Are there electric car charging stations in Pasadena?

    If you are looking to conserve the environment while renting a cheap electric car in Pasadena, there are a number of charging stations including the Tesla Supercharger, the Charging Point Charging Station, and Volta Charging Stations, all of which are within the town.

  • Are the gas prices in Pasadena fair?

    You need to be keen on the gas prices especially if you are on a tight budget when looking for cheap car rentals in Pasadena. The average amount you will pay for gas in the area is $5.59 to $6.50 per gallon with Garo Gas Station and Ralphs Fuel being the cheapest options.

Pasadena car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.7

Wonderful

32 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.5

Value for money

9.4

5 locations in Pasadena

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1060 S Fair Oaks Ave

+1 626 441 7033

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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1890 East Colorado Blvd

+1 626 405 0900

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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2336 E Foothill Blvd

+1 626 714 3485

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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3540 E Colorado Blvd

+1 626 432 6688

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665 Lincoln Ave

+1 626 568 8445

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
Staff great!

10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was nice, knowledgeable, and helpful. I was in and out, very pleasant experience.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were quick, friendly and very helpful. Upgrade to a better car, a Mini convertible, was very much appreciated.

Cons:

Nothing comes to mind!

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were extremely friendly and personable. It was an efficient positive experience!

10.0 Wonderful

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very friendly when I picked up the car and when I dropped it off.

Cons:

I think that on a Friday evening you should have more than 2 people working.

1 out of 4

Hertz

6.9

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

6.9

2 locations in Pasadena

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2070 East Colorado Blvd

+1 626 578 0443

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2074 E.colorado Boulevard

+1 626 817 0807

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4.0 Mediocre

Jan. 2022

KAYAK
Hertz should hire more employees at this location. This is not our first time renting a car from this location. The first time they ran out of cars and we were not able to get a car even though we had reserved one online. Most times the place is packed and the couple of people there seem really overwhelmed. More than one customer did not get the car they reserved or were charged an additional amount because they did not have the car that was supposed to be available (our experience this past time).

6.0 Okay

Jan. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Pick-up took so long and had to wait more than 45 min.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Cons:

It went very smoothly. I can’t think of a suggestion.

4.4 Mediocre

Feb. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

drop off was easy

Cons:

I made a reservation for a compact vehicle. When I arrived at the hertz location to pick up the vehicle, I was told that all of the compact vehicles had been taken. My only option was to upgrade and spend more money that wasn't exactly in my budget.

2.0 Poor

Feb. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Reservation did not register with company bc it was done via a third party so there was not a car available for me.

2.0 Poor

Apr. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

First they wanted to give me an unwashed and uncleaned car. The second car looked like somone spilled something (hopefylly not bodily fluids) on the pessenger seat. The counter agent told me that they cannot detail the car. From the outside the car was scratched, scraped, dinged, felt like a rent a wreck for half the price. It took over an hour to get the car and get on my way

1 out of 7

Thrifty

7.8

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

7.7

One location in Pasadena

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3500 E Colorado Blvd

+1 626 449 0012

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

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Absolutely perfect

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Absolutely perfect

10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Price and customer service

Cons:

If there was parking available for my own car while I was renting. But I realize that’s a lot, that shouldn’t be expected.

4.0 Mediocre

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

good on gas.

Cons:

Thrifty is crooked -- no business competing head to head with the majors. FALSE ADVERTISING: exact same rate minus $1 vs competitors, BUT Thrifty DOES NOT include LIABILITY like all the others (I had to pay $12day), AND Thrifty has a mileage cap -- NEITHER of which was discoverable at time of booking, no thanks KAYAK!!! My $60 2-day rental wound up costing me $127, plus $25 in lyfts going the extra distance to the branch location. I am a sucker -- don't you be too! Hertz may seem $10 or even $20 more for comparable, but it's still a deal if you're going to drive more than 100 miles per day and don't have your own car insurance. To top it all off, the crooked guy who handled the return tried to gouge me for an extra 5c per overage mile -- he pointed to excess miles at 40c/mi and i said waitaminute, it's 35. he said, "no that's what he told you..." except i hadn't said he'd told me, he was just trying to get away with it. then he said "ok, i'll put it back..." again, admitting it had been 35c until he tried to gouge me on the spot. by far the most bare-bones rental i've ever gotten, at twice the usual pice -- not even power windows or locks!!! Absolutely crooked -- BEWARE.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy drop off and pick up, great staff, good price

6.0 Okay

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly

Cons:

Extra fees for driving over 100 miles

1 out of 5

Budget

7.1

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

6.9

2 locations in Pasadena

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570 North Lake Avenue

+1 626 578 1287

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665 South Arroyo Parkway

+1 626 304 9445

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
I honestly can't think of anything

2.0 Poor

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
they charged me 75 extra dollars when u asked they said i can drop off anywhere, and i had to vacuum the truckwhenni recieved it

2.0 Poor

Sep. 2022

KAYAK
The gentleman could not be more impolite. We felt like not purchasing or renting something but like in a police station as a shop lifter. Simply; he could have been better. He did not even greet back.

8.4 Very good

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great

Cons:

Got the first car and it reeked of cigarette smoke, asked for a new vehicle and was given a new one, but it still had a smell(although much less obvious) of cigarette smoke. Other than that, good experience

6.0 Okay

Nov. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

They did not start cleaning the car until after we finished the rental paperwork.

6.0 Okay

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

good mileage

Cons:

At dropoff in Los vegas, they tried to overcharge me even though I had a written receipt from pick up. They wouldn't call pickup location to confirm my receipt until I made a fuss. Wouldn't apologize for the false overcharge, just said the computer made a mistake. BAD CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE!!

1 out of 5

Avis

6.6

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

6.2

2 locations in Pasadena

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570 North Lake Avenue

+1 626 449 6122

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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665 South Arroyo Parkway

+1 626 304 9432

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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10.0 Wonderful

Nov. 2023

KAYAK
nice car and friendly staff

10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff in Pasadena was helpful and friendly.

2.0 Poor

Jan. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Unable to pick up car, they closed earlier than the time I choose online, 2 pm and I needed 5 pm. Talked to 5 agents and called 3 times before I got a refund. Bad start to my vacation

8.4 Very good

Aug. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

it was blazing fast

Cons:

the Mileage Cap

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

quick + easy drop off. no problems.

Cons:

n/a

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2023

KAYAK
100% customer service friendly and excellent communication over all ratings 5 stars.highly recommended to others.

1 out of 4

Sixt

7.4

Good

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One location in Pasadena

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350 W Colorado Blvd

+1 888 749 8227

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Dollar

6.2

Okay

No reviews available

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2070 East Colorado Boulevard

+1 626 578 0443

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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All Rite

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One location in Pasadena

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1150 East Colorado Blvd

626-564-1111

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Free2Move

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One location in Pasadena

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101, W Union Street

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137 travellers who rented a car in Pasadena gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

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