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Irvine, CA, United States
21 Jun — 28 Jun
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Irvine, CA, United States
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Irvine car rental information

Pick-up locationIrvine
Rental locations10
Airport locations6

Irvine car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Economy Rent a Car
Best rated
5.5 Okay (30 reviews)
1 location in Irvine
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Irvine
18800 Mac Arthur Blvd+1 800 201 8088
  • 5.8
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  • 5.4
Recent reviews
6.0 Good19 Nov 2019
Pros: there was someone waiting to greet me at drop off, who drove me to the airport and made drop-off very easy.Cons: Staff misdirected my call the first time, then advised me to wait for a shuttle bus despite the location being a very short walk from the airport. The office is in a Hilton but it looks terrible, the carpet is so full of stains that it clearly used to be some kind of broom closet. Having a debit card, not a credit card subjected me to a hefty extra fee. Overall checking in took about an hour, including about ten minutes waiting for someone to bring the car around, when I was told it would be quick. Then I was expected to inspect the car IN THE DARK and be liable for what was not able to be seen.
4.0 Okay2 Oct 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful. Pick up and drop off were convenientCons: Car died and we were on hold with the rental car place for 40 minutes. Told us we needed to get a jumpstart. Battery cables were corroded, low tire pressure as well
2.0 Mediocre22 Jul 2019
Pros: I got charged 2 x
4.0 Okay7 Apr 2019
Cons: Misleading information about the unlimited milage. There was hidden fees for that
2.0 Mediocre20 Feb 2019
Pros: Nothing good to reportCons: Customer service was almost the bright spot, but the gentleman who picked me up was griping about how his coworker was late, which I totally understand, but it's not really my business. When she arrived, he reprimanded her within earshot of me, which was a bit uncomfortable. I am out of space
2.0 Mediocre7 Jan 2019
They charge me $68 for mileage but when I booked it says unlimited milCons: When I booked on the carrental.com it said unlimited mileage but when I received my final bill they changed me $68 for extra miles.
4.0 Okay7 May 2018
Pros: That's a good question!Cons: Poor customer service from start to finish; Car had numerous dings and dents; Tank was not full when received.
8.8 Excellent9 Mar 2018
Pros: Clean car. Got a free upgradeCons: Only 1 person to check in and out
10.0 Excellent26 Jan 2018
Great and affordablePros: ComfortableCons: All good
2.0 Mediocre1 Jan 2018
Pros: Didn't get a carCons: No refunds. I didn't end up renting the car. Still cost me 80 bucks.
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Rated no. 2
Silvercar
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Irvine
Silvercar
Locations in Irvine
17752 Sky Park Circle STE 150+1 855 359 2227
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Rated no. 3
Hertz
9.1 Excellent (15 reviews)
1 location in Irvine
Hertz
Locations in Irvine
51 Auto Center Drive Ste A-4+1 949 470 6016
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 9
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  • 9.2
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10.0 Excellent30 Mar 2021
Cons: Pro master is very roomt.
9.6 Excellent16 Apr 2019
Pros: Staff was super friendly! Anthony was super helpful and patient when picking up the car.
10.0 Excellent14 Apr 2019
Pros: The staff were very kind and helpful. They made it a very smooth and pleasant experience.Cons: Everything was perfect. Thank you!
10.0 Excellent21 Apr 2018
Super easy transaction. Great rate. Surprisingly good car (Mazda 3)Pros: Hertz was very professional and efficient. Simple in and out process. I dealt with three employees in total and one was more helpful than the next. Good group of guys.Cons: The location is a bit cramped.
8.4 Excellent21 Mar 2018
Pros: Great value.Cons: Was surprised to find out that the car did not have cruise control, as every other car that I have ever rented has had that feature. Would have been nice for our long trip.
9.6 Excellent26 Jul 2017
Great servicePros: Pick-up was easy, staff was super helpful and friendly, fast process!
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Rated no. 4
Enterprise
7.5 Good (15 reviews)
2 locations in Irvine
Enterprise
Locations in Irvine
18700 Macarthur Blvd+1 949 250 4294
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9881 Research Dr+1 949 753 0149
  • 7.6
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  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.4 Mediocre28 Apr 2019
Cons: Car was filthy, battery in both keyfobs were low, only had 1/4 tank gas which only gets you to a gas station in Orange County California. Wait time was an hour and I was the only customer in office. Don’t do it! However, staff at return were friendly.
6.4 Good13 Apr 2019
Cons: Had to travel to multiple location for pickup. Delayed my trip 45 minutes. What purpose did making a reservation serve?
10.0 Excellent13 Oct 2018
Cons: The place is a little difficult to find, and very limited parking for people who are picking you up. The person who helped us was friendly but very much in a hurry.
10.0 Excellent26 Sep 2017
Pros: nice service
10.0 Excellent13 Mar 2017
Pros: The pick up process was fast and great. They got me the exact car I needed.Cons: Everything was great!
2.0 Mediocre7 Feb 2017
This guy is a rip off - Douglas Lauer - He chargedCons: This guy is a rip off - Douglas Lauer - He charged me $500 deductible - He charged me for something I didn't do. The damage was already there when I rented the car and Jason told me we don't need to put that in the contract. When I returned the car, Douglas told me that he has to file a claim and Jason ignored his comments at the time of rental. Stay away from these guys. They just want to repair their cars with your money!
2.0 Mediocre17 Jan 2017
Pros: booked a car at Enterprise out of John Wayne airport , when we arrive we were told that our Enterprise office was closed at 6pm, and that we needed to book another car at a different Enterprise open office , that ended up costing over 100$ more
10.0 Excellent30 Aug 2016
Pros: Very good
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Allied
1 location in Irvine
Allied
Locations in Irvine
18800 MacArthur Blvd+1 800 201 8088
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Reach Rental
1 location in Irvine
Reach Rental
Locations in Irvine
15375 Barranca Parkway Suite K-101, Irvine (CA)
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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
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Super Cheap
1 location in Irvine
Super Cheap
Locations in Irvine
18017 Sky Park Circle, Suite P+1 949 752 6499
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United Auto Rental
1 location in Irvine
United Auto Rental
Locations in Irvine
18601 Airport W. North+1 949 222 0222
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61 travellers who rented a car in Irvine gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

Car rental locations in or near Irvine

When to book a rental car in Irvine

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Top tips for hiring 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

  • The average price of fuel in Irvine is $4.72 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $57 and $75, depending on the car size.

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.