Santa Ana car rentals

Santa Ana car rentals

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Santa Ana, CA, United States
29 Jul — 5 Aug
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Santa Ana, CA, United States
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Santa Ana car rental Information

Pick-up locationSanta Ana
Car typesCompact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Pick-up truck, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations27
Airport locations18
Popular agenciesDollar, Hertz, Enterprise

Cheap car rentals in Santa Ana

C$ 57/dayEconomy
C$ 57/dayCompact
C$ 56/dayIntermediate
C$ 61/dayStandard
C$ 59/dayFull-size
C$ 63/dayMinivan
C$ 78/dayFull-size SUV
C$ 43/dayPremium
C$ 95/dayConvertible
C$ 76/dayPick-up truck
C$ 57/daySupplier choice
C$ 70/dayStandard SUV
C$ 73/dayIntermediate SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Santa Ana car rental reviews and directory

From C$ 40/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
9 Excellent (114 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana
Alamo
Locations in Santa Ana
19051 Airport Way North+1 833 679 2046
Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday07:00 - 23:30
Sunday07:00 - 23:30
  • 9
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 8.8
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From C$ 33/dayRated #2
Enterprise
Cheapest deal
8.9 Excellent (170 reviews)
2 locations in Santa Ana
Enterprise
Locations in Santa Ana
1714 E Mcfadden Ave Ste L+1 714 541 4862
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
18601 Airport Way+1 833 659 1917
Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday07:00 - 23:30
Sunday07:00 - 23:30
  • 8.8
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
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From C$ 45/dayRated #3
Dollar
Most popular
8 Excellent (341 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana
Dollar
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way+1 866 434 2226
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 8
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From C$ 43/dayRated #4
Budget
7.6 Good (151 reviews)
3 locations in Santa Ana
Budget
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way, Suite 73+1 949 252 6240
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
2701 Hotel Terrace Drive+1 714 549 0451
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
4101 South Main Street+1 714 957 6501
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
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From C$ 34/dayRated #5
Hertz
7.6 Good (219 reviews)
3 locations in Santa Ana
Hertz
Locations in Santa Ana
1614 S Main St+1 714 541 5822
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
18601 Airport W. North+1 949 224 6700
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
19051 Airport Way North+1 949 224 9700
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 7.5
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Rated #6
Avis
7.8 Good (76 reviews)
3 locations in Santa Ana
Avis
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way+1 949 660 5200
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
2701 Hotel Terrace Drive+1 714 708 3485
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
4101 South Main Street+1 714 957 6521
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.9
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
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Rated #7
National
8.6 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana
National
Locations in Santa Ana
19051 Airport Way North+1 833 679 2045
Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday07:00 - 23:30
Sunday07:00 - 23:30
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
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Allied
2 locations in Santa Ana
Allied
Locations in Santa Ana
1333 S Main Street+1 714 835 4990
201 E. MacArthur Blvd.+1 714 850 0900
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Santa Ana
Sunnycars
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way
19051 Airport Way North
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in Santa Ana
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way, Thomas F. Riley Terminal, Santa Ana, California+1 949 752 7832
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Avr
1 location in Santa Ana
Avr
Locations in Santa Ana
Santa Ana Airport
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Easirent
1 location in Santa Ana
Easirent
Locations in Santa Ana
John Wayne Airport-Orange County
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GREEN MOTION
1 location in Santa Ana
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Santa Ana
19051 Airport Way North+1 949 636 6426
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MAGGIORE
1 location in Santa Ana
MAGGIORE
Locations in Santa Ana
John Wayne airport+1 310 645 2100
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Midway
1 location in Santa Ana
Midway
Locations in Santa Ana
Santa Ana Airport
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Rent-4-Less
1 location in Santa Ana
Rent-4-Less
Locations in Santa Ana
2015 N.Tustin Avenue(714) 667-0841
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From C$ 38/day
Thrifty
1 location in Santa Ana
Thrifty
Locations in Santa Ana
18601, Airport Way
Recent reviews
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
1 location in Santa Ana
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way+1 800 940 9332
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1074 travellers who rented a car in Santa Ana gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.1

Car rental locations in or near Santa Ana

Good to know

Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

C$ 46/day

Good deal

C$ 38/day

When to book a rental car in Santa Ana

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

Top tips for renting a car in Santa Ana

  • A rental car is the perfect way to explore not only Orange County's largest city, but also other major destinations along the Californian coast. The Santa Ana River is just a short 10-mile ride from the center, and some of the most famous beaches are located about 20 minutes to the south, including Laguna Beach and Newport Beach. Hop in the car to visit the world famous Disneyland theme park, which is only 6 miles away from Santa Ana.
  • All the big car rental agencies can be found at John Wayne International Airport (SNA), which is located about 9 miles from the city center. Car rental services are conveniently situated in the Arrivals hall, which is on the lower level between Terminals A and B. A good point of reference is the John Wayne statue, as the desks can be found right across from it. When returning the vehicle, head to the lower level of Parking Structures A2 and B2.
  • The city of Santa Ana itself is pretty straightforward to navigate, and it's also quite safe. But it is densely populated, and the downtown area is the main entertainment hub, which means it's probably best to avoid driving in that area and try walking instead. Orange County also observes a rise in visitors and outdoor activities during the summer, so bare in mind there will be more people on the road as well as more tourists walking around.
  • Traffic in California is world-famous, but traffic patterns in Orange County aren't as simple because lots of people travel to different places, and traffic heads to different directions at different times of the day, including to Irvine, Los Angeles, and Anaheim. However, if you do avoid driving between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., and then again between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m, you should be able to escape the worst jams.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Santa Ana for C$ 38 or less
  • Book your rental car in Santa Ana at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Santa Ana are around 15% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Premium rental cars in Santa Ana are around 53% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Santa Ana

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

  • On average a hire car in Santa Ana costs C$ 46 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz (C$ 75/day), Enterprise (C$ 92/day) and Dollar (C$ 98/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 1614 S Main St 92707 (2 kilometers from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Santa Ana are Alamo (8.9, 394 reviews), Enterprise (8.8, 229 reviews), and Avis (7.8, 80 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Santa Ana is C$ 4.40 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 53 and C$ 70, depending on the car size.

  • Full-size (Chevrolet Malibu or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Santa Ana.

  • 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 Full-size car rental in Santa Ana costs C$ 46 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Santa Ana costs C$ 51 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Santa Ana costs C$ 37 per day, on average.

  • In Santa Ana, cars are most frequently rented at U-Save 3195 Airport Loop Drive (7 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Santa Ana costs C$ 324 per week (C$ 46 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Santa Ana costs C$ 1,387 per month (C$ 46 per day).

  • If you're just driving within the city or Orange County, a compact car is a good option as it's easy to park downtown. But if you're embarking on a road trip along the Californian coast, a convertible is a fun option, especially when the weather is good. If you're traveling with the whole family, a minivan is a good choice as it provides space for everyone.

  • The speed limit in the city is typically 35 miles per hour, but it may lower to 25 mph in certain residential areas and school zones, in which case the speed limit signs will be posted. Two-lane undivided highways have a speed limit of 55 mph, while most highways have a 65 mph limit. However, some highways allow drivers to go as fast as 70 mph.

  • The average gas prices in Santa Ana are about $3.45 per gallon. Lower prices can range anywhere between $2.99 and $3.19 per gallon. Take into consideration the fact that, particularly in the summer and on weekends, lots of people travel early in the morning throughout the Californian coast, so skip the lines by avoiding those hours when going to the gas station.

  • Street parking in Santa Ana is paid from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Saturday, but it is free outside of those hours, all day on Sunday, and on public holidays. The average meter prices are $0.75 per hour in the downtown area (East End), while the approximate rate at parking lots and garages is $1.50 per hour, and $18 for 24 hours.