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West Coast car hire

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Cheap car hire in West Coast

Economy£19/day
Compact£22/day
Intermediate£17/day
Standard£23/day
Full-size£24/day
People carrier£34/day
Full-size SUV£33/day
Premium£26/day
Luxury£29/day
Convertible£41/day
Pick-up truck£32/day
Supplier choice£24/day
Intermediate SUV£25/day
Compact SUV£27/day
Standard SUV£31/day
Coupe£37/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in West Coast

  • Drink-driving is an extremely serious offence in the U.S. If police have reason to consider that you might be over the legal limit, they will pull you over and perform a breathalyser test on you. If your alcohol blood limit is more than 0.08%, you will be fined, banned, and possibly even imprisoned. You should avoid consuming any alcohol in the build-up to driving a vehicle.
  • The child seat laws in the West Coast vary depending on the state you’re in. In Oregon, children under 18 kg must be in a booster seat, whilst those younger than two must be in a rear-facing child seat. In California, children younger than eight need to be in a suitable child seat. Whilst in Washington, children smaller than 149 cm need to be in a child seat, with those younger than two being put in a rear-facing child seat.
  • It’s normally fine to drive your hire car across state and country borders, but you will need to request written permission from your agency to do so. If you do not get this, your insurance will become void. You must also check that your vehicle isn't capped by the amount of mileage you can do, as this could affect the distance you're able to drive.
  • All the car hire companies in the West Coast accept credit cards as a form of payment. Some also accept debit cards from leading providers. It’s worth checking with your agency to see what payment methods they accept prior to arrival. Some agencies, such as Budget, will accept cash payment at the end of the hire period, but you’ll still need a credit card so they can take a deposit.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in West Coast for £38 or less
  • Book your car hire in West Coast at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in West Coast are around 3% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Full-size hire cars in West Coast are around 14% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in West Coast

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in West Coast?

    On average a car hire in West Coast costs £39 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in West Coast?

    Standard (Ford Edge or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in West Coast.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in West Coast?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at NU Car (£17/day), Fox (£19/day) and Sixt (£23/day).

  • What is the best car hire company in West Coast?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in West Coast are Alamo (8.7, 991 reviews), National (8.3, 98 reviews), and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.0, 1584 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in West Coast?

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

  • Where should I hire a car in West Coast?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in West Coast are San Francisco (66% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in West Coast), Seattle (16%) and San Diego (7%).

  • How much does a car hire in West Coast cost for a week?

    On average a car hire in West Coast costs £356 per week (£51 per day).

  • How much does a car hire in West Coast cost for a month?

    On average a car hire in West Coast costs £1,524 per month (£51 per day).

  • Should I hire a car in the West Coast?

    With a hire a car in the West Coast, you’ll have more flexibility to explore at your own pace, which isn’t always the case with public transport. You are also able to reach remote and scenic locations, which buses and trains don’t always travel to. The West Coast of the U.S. has a diverse landscape, from the raw coastline to the vast mountain ranges, making a hire car even more advantageous to have. With a hire car you’ll be able to visit destinations such as Angeles National Forest, San Francisco, and Seattle. It’s also the ideal way to visit the lesser known towns and villages in the West Coast, which aren’t well-connected using public transport.

  • What is driving like in the West Coast?

    Driving in the West Coast of the U.S. is a great idea. The road quality is good and there are vast amounts of stunning scenery to explore. In the countryside, the roads are relaxing to drive on, with traffic being relatively quiet. In the cities, however, you will notice that drivers become more impatient and erratic. So ensure you drive with confidence in urban areas. Most of the roads in the West Coast are wide and spacious, giving you lots of room to manoeuvre your vehicle. You’ll also find that signage is good, so you will be able to get to your location with ease. In the West Coast you need to drive on the right-hand side of the road, which is different to the U.K. where you drive on the left.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in the West Coast?

    The minimum age requirements for hiring a car in the West Coast vary depending on which state you’re in. In Oregon, you must normally be at least 18 years of age. Whereas in Washington and California, the minimum age is 21. Some individual agencies will also require you to be 25 to hire a vehicle in these states. If you are under 25 it’s also likely there will be a young person’s surcharge, with it also being common for age restrictions to be in place for certain vehicle types. 

Car hire directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in West Coast

    116 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in West Coast

    91 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in West Coast

    62 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in West Coast

    62 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in West Coast

    26 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in West Coast

    20 Locations

  • eaglerac

    Eagle Rent A Car car hire locations in West Coast

    17 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in West Coast

    17 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in West Coast

    17 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in West Coast

    16 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car hire locations in West Coast

    13 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car hire locations in West Coast

    12 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

£47/day

Good deal

£38/day

When to book a rental car in West Coast

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