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Santa Ana, CA, United States29 Oct — 5 Nov
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Santa Ana car hire information

Pick-up locationSanta Ana
Hire locations27
Airport locations18

Santa Ana car hire reviews and directory

From £29/dayRated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
Most popular
9 Excellent (114 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana
Alamo
Locations in Santa Ana
19051 Airport Way North+1 888 826 6893
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
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  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2 May 2017
Pros: service was great
6.4 Good2 May 2017
Cons: No accommadation for drive up customer only for airport customer. I will not use this location again.
8.0 Excellent1 May 2017
car was great but they didn't honour the price at which the car was boPros: nice carCons: i booked it for $46 and some cents(I pre payed for the car)...but when I returned it they charged be $47 and some cent.....although not a big difference in the amount...but still they should honour what they agreed for...its the most basic principle of any business transaction
10.0 Excellent28 Apr 2017
FantasticPros: They were great to deal with easy and quick processing collection and drop offCons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent24 Apr 2017
Nice and easyPros: No problem rental, unlimited millage, flexibility in pick up and drop off locations, excellent employees, great all the way around
10.0 Excellent24 Apr 2017
Pros: new clean car that performed wellCons: taxes
7.2 Good18 Apr 2017
Pros: The easy way to rent, pick up and drop the car
4.0 Okay11 Apr 2017
Car with broken radio and overcharged for GPS unitCons: Ford Fusion had a non working entertainment system that they should have known about since nothing was working. return counter was closed at 11pm at airport and car had to be left with no confirmation and next day had to call to get final receipt which showed we had been charged for GPS unit that we did not rent..
10.0 Excellent10 Apr 2017
Pros: Keys stayed in my pocket lights went off when lockedCons: Need better windshield wipers
5.6 Okay4 Apr 2017
Not cleanPros: Good price, nice new car.Cons: Baby food in the cup holders got inside my phone charging port, dirty tissues stuffed in between the seats, crisps and gummy bears all over the place.
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.9 Excellent (155 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+1 949 253 9155
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
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10.0 Excellent31 Aug 2020
Pros: The car we wanted wasn't there so they upgraded us to something better. Very nice guy who helped us!
10.0 Excellent20 Aug 2020
Pros: Staff members were very helpful at all times. We picked up a vehicle that was just slightly too tall for the garage at the place we were staying. We brought the vehicle back the next morning and traded for a size smaller and the representative was most gracious and efficient. Very good rental experience across the board.
2.8 Mediocre31 Jul 2020
Cons: They didn't have the higher level of car that I signed up for.
9.6 Excellent29 Jul 2020
Pros: Everything was greatCons: Nothing I can think of. It was fast, convenient and smooth
8.0 Excellent23 Jul 2020
Cons: The car stereo was really poor & not what I expected for a premium SUV rental.
10.0 Excellent23 Apr 2020
Pros: The staff at both locations made the process extremely simple. They were friend and super cool. I will definitely be returning.Cons: Details on what you need when your rent a vehicle (major credit card)!
10.0 Excellent11 Feb 2020
Cons: This was the best rental car experience I have had anywhere in the world. And for it to be at an airport gives extra points. The people were great and friendly, the car spotless inside and out, and the drop off took mere minutes. Great pleasure and will definitely use this when I come back to Southern California.
6.8 Good19 Dec 2019
Pros: Staff was greatCons: Car had dog hair and smelled like cigarette smoke
2.0 Mediocre17 Sep 2019
Pros: I did not rent the car. I kept requesting Ontario Airport and you kept giving me John Wayne Airport which was to far away. Even called and they said they couldn't change it so cancelled
10.0 Excellent6 Aug 2019
Pros: They were very friendly and polite
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From £25/dayRated no. 3
Dollar
8.1 Excellent (325 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana
Dollar
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way+1 866 434 2226
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
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  • 8.1
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2.0 Mediocre13 Oct 2020
Pros: Easy to make a reservationCons: In times when the world is facing a pandemic, most business are trying to help and keep their costumers but Dolar does not. They do not refund money if you cancel a reservation due to COVID. I will not bring my business to them and will make sure to spread the word around.
6.0 Good12 Oct 2020
Cons: We rented a full-size sedan and were offered a “free upgrade“ to a small SUV. It was not an upgrade as it was quite small, smelled terribly of cigarette smoke, and had been driven from PA to CA, as it had Pennsylvania plates, and was rather rickety (did not drive tight). The good news is it got good gas mileage.
7.6 Good19 Sep 2020
Pros: Drop off super easy. At Pick up, personnel a little rushed and a bit On edge, not very friendly.Cons: Above
8.4 Excellent15 Sep 2020
Cons: A closer place
4.0 Okay30 Jul 2020
Pros: When I received my rental, I was asked to sign a small document which states I would return the car clean- if not, I would be charged $45. When asked to define “clean”- I was told no sand or dirt in the car. This seemed somewhat fair, but when I got in my car and drove off- I noticed what appeared to me oatmeal in the cup holders, a curly hair on the shifter and dirt on the floor in the back seats. I immediately returned and informed the Fox team that the car was dirty. I was met with an aloof attitude as my keys were taken and the car was cleaned. As I waited for the car to be cleaned- multiple employees- one appearing to be the manager ignored me and made me feel like I was putting them out by asking them for a clean car. I was disappointed in the customer service and quality of product. I would not recommend this company- there are so many other rental companies out there that will give you a deal and treat you like a valued customer.Cons: Customer service!! At least 3 employees (one appeared to be a manager) treated me like I was making their day more difficult by asking for a clean car.
7.6 Good20 Jun 2020
Pros: Car was clean.Cons: The drop-off process didn’t result in the termination of the rental, so I had to call several days later to end it. They did resolve quickly and successfully when I called.
7.2 Good3 May 2020
Cons: The customer service
2.0 Mediocre25 Apr 2020
Pros: Nothing
10.0 Excellent16 Mar 2020
Pros: Yes All they way around
10.0 Excellent18 Feb 2020
Cons: Pick up and drop off were seamless. I would recommend.
Rated no. 4
Budget
7.6 Good (140 reviews)
3 locations in Santa Ana
Budget
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way, Suite 73+1 949 252 6240
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
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
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Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent22 Aug 2020
Pros: The staff were organized, prompt and friendly. The Budget office at SNA was closed and housed temporarily in the Avis office, so there was some confusion and extra time involved. However, all-in-all a good experience.Cons: Sort out the office location.
10.0 Excellent15 Aug 2020
Pros: clean car. easy pick up and drop off. great experience!!
10.0 Excellent29 Jan 2020
Pros: The gal I picked up the car with was amazing, smart and just a pleasure.Cons: Not much good rental experience
10.0 Excellent17 Sep 2019
Cons: If the pick up location was closer.
2.0 Mediocre22 Jul 2019
Pros: No. Car was disgusting. Wasn’t cleaned. Ant infestation in back seats and trunk. Couldn’t get customer service to answer to resolve for 2 days.Cons: Everything. I will never use budget again.
8.0 Excellent27 May 2019
Cons: Location in garage is a little unorganized as far as checkout. No receipt given at checkout, now have to wait and see if I get an email with a receipt.
2.0 Mediocre15 Apr 2019
Cons: Budget rental didnt have the vehicle I had to find another location in a different city when I arrived 8 people had been waiting for 30 mins I waited additional 25 mins and when it was finally my turn I couldnt get a vehicle because it's based on credit. Why they accept your money first if o.a.c.?
2.0 Mediocre24 Mar 2019
Cons: Drop off was ridiculous. Drop off time was 2:00pm but the drop off location closed at 2 PM. Nobody bothered to tell me that beforehand. When i arrived at the drop off location, it was already closed. When i called budget, they insisted that i had to pay to extend the rental for another day. Really??
7.6 Good3 Jan 2019
Santa AnaPros: Upgrade to large SUVCons: Didn’t have minivan available that we had requested. One came in but needed oil change. Rather than wait they upgraded us to SUV that would hold 6 people. Long checkin process and car was not real clean inside. Served the purpose however.
2.0 Mediocre30 Dec 2018
Car cancelled by Kayak 3hrs before pickup left us strandedCons: No attempt by Katak to book another car, just an email saying it was cancelled. Very unhappy.
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From £24/dayRated no. 5
Hertz
7.6 Good (184 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
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
19051 Airport Way North+1 949 224 9700
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  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent19 Oct 2020
Pros: Staff was great, wait was short, pick up and drop off were uncomplicated.Cons: $51.77/day for an economy car is pricey but I didn’t want to have to take a shuttle to rent a vehicle so I decided to pay the higher cost since I was traveling with my elderly mother.
10.0 Excellent13 Oct 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful.Cons: Location was further away from airport than I thought.
10.0 Excellent25 Sep 2020
Pros: No complaints. Staff very polite and professional. Will definitely patronize this office again in the futureCons: Couldn't ask for any improvements
6.8 Good11 Aug 2020
Pros: SUV drove well.Cons: Our car had no gas at pickup. Tenant clerk was not present at location. At drop off they indicated window was chipped I told them it was already there. They were quite rude to assume that it was done during my drive. There system was also down and no manager was on site.
6.0 Good24 Mar 2020
Cons: Staff at pick up could have been more helpful and friendly. It seemed like the representative that helped me was having a bad day
8.8 Excellent8 Jan 2020
Cons: Getting the correct size vehicle that we booked right away instead of getting switched to a smaller vehicle and it not working for what we needed
2.0 Mediocre21 Aug 2019
Pros: noneCons: reserved car, car was not on site, had to take shuttle to get car. shuttle took over 30minutes to pickup. had one way Santa Ana Airport - drop off LAX (40miles) decided to change and drop back at original location Santa Ana Airport. They charged me $120 for that. reason, paperwork.
2.0 Mediocre27 May 2019
Cons: I paid you guys for a mid size car and you placed a reservation for a compact car at hertz.
10.0 Excellent13 May 2019
Pros: The customer service was incredible. At the end of the check in, our rep mentioned it was her first day, but we would have never guessed. She was so friendly and helpful.
5.2 Okay31 Mar 2019
Pros: Pick up n drop off locationCons: Range of luxury and upgrades options
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From £20/dayRated no. 6
Avis
Cheapest deal
7.9 Good (75 reviews)
3 locations in Santa Ana
Avis
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way+1 949 660 5200
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
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
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  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.4 Mediocre24 Feb 2020
Cons: Upgraded me to a larger car because they didn't have what I wanted in stock then billed me for it. Will never do business with this company again.
4.0 Okay28 Jan 2019
Cons: The way Inwas treated at drop off. Also the extra charges that they tried to charge - filled up gas tank with receipt across st and they tried to charge me 20 extra then a drop off fee, and extra taxes after drop off. Dont think I will rent from them again. Bad experience dont honor what employees say
10.0 Excellent1 Jan 2018
Pros: great price, and great service.
10.0 Excellent9 Dec 2017
Pros: How fast the rental and return processing was. Price. Avis very easy to work with, better than Enterprise; they are very uptight. Your people are friendly.
4.0 Okay31 Aug 2017
Pros: the size of car was what I requestedCons: staff was rude. finding car rented not easy. Car was filthy and smelled terrible.
10.0 Excellent26 Aug 2017
Good experiencePros: The staff at both locations were wonderful - my flight was running late on my pickup date and the man at the location (Jason) was really helpful and offered to wait for me if I was close to their closing time - it wasn't necessary since I made it in time, but I truly appreciated his willingness to accommodate me - it definitely relieved some stress and made my travel day much more enjoyable. The car was new and nice and clean.
2.0 Mediocre14 Aug 2017
Would not use Avis again.Cons: First car would not start. Second car had only a partial tank of gas, a broken center console, and ants. They quoted me a price of $45 and said insurance was $11. When I asked them to remove the insurance they said the price would be $42, so basically they lied. When I returned the car they're charged my credit card $65 instead of $45 without telling me why. And since I had to fill up to a partial tank of gas I ended up accidentally overfilling and so overpaid on gas. Would not use this company again.
10.0 Excellent21 Jul 2017
Amazing customer servicePros: This location had the best customer service I've ever had at a car rental.Cons: The drop off at LAX took some Extra time waiting in line to check in my car. Amazingly I got through LAX security faster. But neither we're terrible. Just time :)
10.0 Excellent9 Jul 2017
Avis Made the Difference - First ClassPros: Avis made the difference between a lost trip an a fun trip. I had travel complications due to some airline issues, and Avis went above and beyond to make my trip great! I landed at a totally different airport than expected, and Avis rolled with the changes, and took care of me. No extra fees for the unused car, and they honored my Kayak.com price at the counter. First class service!Cons: No complaints.
6.0 Good7 Jul 2017
Cons: Car absolutely dirty (inside and outside).
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Rated no. 7
National
8.6 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana
National
Locations in Santa Ana
19051 Airport Way North+1 888 826 6890
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
  • 8.6
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8.0 Excellent23 Nov 2015
Pick your car is greatPros: Love the Pick your car and the no paper work.
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
Recent reviews
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 £36/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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996 travellers who hired a car in Santa Ana gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Car hire locations in or near Santa Ana

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

£30/day

Good deal

£26/day

When to book a car hire in Santa Ana

Top tips for hiring a car in Santa Ana

  • A hire 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 hire agencies can be found at John Wayne International Airport (SNA), which is located about 9 miles from the city center. Car hire 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 a car hire in Santa Ana for £26 or less
  • Book your car hire in Santa Ana at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact car hires in Santa Ana are around 43% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Santa Ana

  • Some car hire 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 Alamo, Hertz and Dollar

  • On average a car hire in Santa Ana costs £30 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Santa Ana are Alamo (8.9, 382 reviews), Enterprise (8.8, 213 reviews), and Avis (7.9, 79 reviews).

  • Car hire companies onsite at Los Angeles airport include Thrifty, Dollar, Hertz, Budget, Avis, Sixt, Enterprise, Europcar, Advance Car And Truck Rental and Fox.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Los Angeles airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Thrifty, Dollar, Hertz, Budget, Avis, Sixt, Enterprise, National and Europcar.

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

  • A Intermediate car hire in Santa Ana costs £34 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Santa Ana costs £23 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car hire in Santa Ana costs £73 per day, on average.

  • In Santa Ana, cars are most frequently hired at Avis 18601 Airport Way (5 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Santa Ana costs £208 per week (£30 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Santa Ana costs £890 per month (£30 per day).