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Irvine Car Hire

Irvine Car Hire

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Pick-up location Irvine
Rental locations 9
Airport locations 6

Irvine car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (12,818 reviews)
3 locations in Irvine
Enterprise
Locations in Irvine
18601 Airport Way
+1 949 253 9155
18700 Macarthur Blvd
+1 949 250 4294
9881 Research Dr
+1 949 753 0149
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Rated no. 2
Hertz
7.4 Good (3,838 reviews)
2 locations in Irvine
Hertz
Locations in Irvine
18601 Airport W. North
+1 949 224 6700
51 Auto Center Drive Ste A-4
+1 949 470 6016
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Hertz reviews in Irvine

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Rated no. 3
Economy Rent a Car
5.0 Okay (992 reviews)
1 location in Irvine
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Irvine
18800 Mac Arthur Blvd
+1 800 201 8088
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Allied
1 location in Irvine
Allied
Locations in Irvine
18800 MacArthur Blvd
+1 800 201 8088
Dollar
1 location in Irvine
Dollar
Locations in Irvine
18601 Airport Way
+1 866 434 2226
Europcar
1 location in Irvine
Europcar
Locations in Irvine
Go To Advantage Counter Situated In
+1 949 752 7832
Silvercar
1 location in Irvine
Silvercar
Locations in Irvine
17752 Sky Park Circle STE 150
+1 855 359 2227
Stop Then Go Rent A Car
1 location in Irvine
Stop Then Go Rent A Car
Locations in Irvine
18001 Sky Park Cir
+1 949 222 0100
Super Cheap
1 location in Irvine
Super Cheap
Locations in Irvine
18017 Sky Park Circle, Suite P
+1 949 752 6499
United Auto Rental
1 location in Irvine
United Auto Rental
Locations in Irvine
18601 Airport W. North
+1 949 222 0222
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
1 location in Irvine
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in Irvine
18601 Airport Way
+1 800 940 9332

Car hire locations in Irvine

When to book a hire car in Irvine

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Top tips for renting a car in Irvine

  • From the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park in the northeast to the coast line in the south, Irvine has a lot to discover -- and why not pick the most convenient and flexible way to do so by choosing a car? Be at Laguna Beach in less than twenty minutes, or pack up the kids and drive to Disney World in Anaheim -- it is only a 20-minute car ride via the I-5 N. Also remember that California is a car-obsessed state and almost everybody owns one, so embrace the West Coast culture and drive along.
  • The closest airport to Irvine is John Wayne Airport in Orange County, which is about 4 miles away and only an 8-minute drive from Irvine’s center. The airport boasts its own hire car center with on-site agencies like Hertz, Alamo, and Enterprise. The center is located between terminal A and B on the arrivals level, close to the statue of the eponymous John Wayne.
  • Driving in Irvine is not much different than driving in many other US cities, but bear in mind that Californian drivers have a reputation to not adhere to passing in the left lane and simply choose a lane of their taste. Also, when changing lanes the blinkers are often not used, so always stay alert and don’t be surprised when someone cuts into your lane without indicating beforehand.
  • With most Californians owning a car, rush hours in Irvine can mean a fair amount of congestion and waiting times. Try to avoid the morning peak times between approximately 7:30 and 9am and 5 and 7pm. On weekends, there can also be heavy traffic, especially from Anaheim, mostly between 4-7pm when people return from family trips.
  • Book your rental car in Irvine at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Irvine

What is the best hire car agency in Irvine?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Irvine are Enterprise (8.5, 12818 reviews), Hertz (7.4, 3838 reviews), and Super Cheap (10.0, 2 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Los Angeles Airport (LAX)?

Car hire companies onsite at Los Angeles Airport include Dollar, Thrifty, Budget, Hertz, U-Save, Sixt and Enterprise.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Los Angeles Airport (LAX)?

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

How can I find hire car agencies near me in Irvine?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Irvine?

The SUV is still the king of the cars in California, and there is a good reason why. The weather in the state can throw everything at drivers, from blithering sunlight, to torrential rains, even to snow, and an SUV can handle all of the above with ease. It is also not too bulky and still a comfortable car to drive in the city as well.

What's the speed limit in Irvine?

When driving close to school or pedestrian zones as well as residential areas, the speed limit is 25 mph. On highways, speed limits are clearly marked on the right-hand side and are usually between 65 and 70 mph. Always adapt your speed to the road and weather conditions and slow down if the traffic requires it.

How are gas prices in Irvine?

Petrol prices in Irvine are fairly high compared to other US cities, averaging in at around $3.50 per gallon. Try to find petrol stations like Costco or Mobil which usually offer lower rates at around $3.15 to save some petrol money. Petrolprices tend to be cheaper altogether between 8 and 10am, before the stations raise their prices.

Where are the best places to park in Irvine?

Parking in red zones in Irvine is prohibited, so always check the signs and curb before parking the car. On-street parking is metered and can vary in time restrictions and prices, so always read the designated sign. Usually Sundays and public holidays are free. Alternatively, there are parking garages like Ace Parking or Irvine Towers where cars can also be parked over a longer period of time.