Car Hire Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the perfect starting point for any typical American road trip. Long summer days spent basking in the glorious West Coast sun. With many iconic suburbs to peruse, you may find it challenging leaving this dynamic and diverse city. Hiring a car is the obvious choice in Los Angeles, as there's so much to discover in this unique city, with many hidden gems tucked in the back streets of neighbouring suburbs. DriveAway search & compare prices on car hire in LA with reputable brands such as Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz, National Car Rental and Thrifty.

Begin your Los Angeles holiday by collecting your hire car from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The airport is conveniently located 35 km from the city, making the drive approximately 30 minutes. DriveAway also offer plenty of other downtown / city locations to collect your car hire from.

We search & compare prices to bring you the best deal on car hire in LA. This gives you the flexibility to choose from a huge range of vehicles from our trusted suppliers fleets. As a general rule, we suggest up-sizing to a larger vehicle in the USA as the the roads are wider and it makes it more comfortable when driving long distances.

"Buckle yourself in for a journey with DriveAway as we provide the low-down on why Los Angeles car hire is a great idea."

Driving through Los Angeles is simple

There are loads of freeways to streamline travel. Then there is what the ‘Angelenos’ refer to as ‘surface roads’ – which are basically any road that isn’t a freeway or expressway. These will take you through individual suburbs more easily. Cruise down Sunset Boulevard in a stylish convertible or something luxurious from our luxury range.

  • Tip 1: Freeways can get busy! Avoid them between the hours of 7 to 9 am in the morning, and from 4 to 7 in the evening.
  • Tip 2: Take surface roads on weekends in and out of Hollywood and Downtown, it’ll make your life a lot easier.

Parking made easy

  • Tip 1: Park further away from busy areas to catch free parking
  • Tip 2: Download a parking app, like ParkMe Parking or Parkopedia Parking. Parking apps like these can show you nearby places to park and how much it costs.

Live it up in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles car rental truly is a fantastic way to see all of what this iconic American city has to offer.

Los Angeles may be known for the glamour of Hollywood, the glitz of Beverley Hills and its lazy beach lifestyle, but drive a little further and you’ll find much more than initially meets the eye.

Los Angeles is home to many of America’s most fascinating places to visit, such as Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and beaches like Venice, Muscle and Malibu Beach. Due to its location, Los Angeles is a great way to see other parts of California. Some places to visit are:

  • Anaheim, the theme park capital of America is home to Disneyland, Adventure City and LEGOLAND. It is only an hour’s drive south of LA, providing adults and children alike endless hours of amusement.
  • See San Diego when you journey from South Los Angeles to San Diego, a 2 and a half hour drive south of LA, with San Diego Zoo and Sea World to provide enjoyment for the whole family.

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Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Los Angeles – San Francisco 615 5.5
Los Angeles – Las Vegas 435 4
Los Angeles – Anaheim 40 1
Los Angeles – San Diego 195 2

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