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Sacramento Car Hire

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Pick-up location Sacramento
Rental locations 40
Airport locations 19

Sacramento car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (6,659 reviews)
1 location in Sacramento
Alamo
Locations in Sacramento
6327 Aviation Dr
+1 833 823 5641
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (13,010 reviews)
11 locations in Sacramento
Enterprise
Locations in Sacramento
1409 16th Street
+1 916 444 7600
2600-b Auburn Blvd
+1 916 481 2400
2630 Broadway
+1 916 330 5185
2700 Arden Way
+1 916 486 9900
4107 Northgate Blvd
+1 916 927 8900
4732 Auburn Blvd
+1 916 349 8100
5941 Power Inn Road
+1 916 381 3300
6327 Aviation Dr
+1 833 823 5639
6327 Franklin Blvd
+1 916 428 1800
6505 Folsom Blvd
+1 916 453 1100
7407 Roseville Rd
+1 916 339 3600
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Rated no. 3
Avis
7.6 Good (2,294 reviews)
4 locations in Sacramento
Avis
Locations in Sacramento
1813 Fulton Avenue
+1 916 977 3925
500 12th Street
+1 916 446 1147
6520 McNair Circle
+1 916 922 5601
901 16th Street
+1 916 446 2695
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Rated no. 4
Budget
7.4 Good (4,306 reviews)
4 locations in Sacramento
Budget
Locations in Sacramento
1813 Fulton Avenue
+1 916 973 8122
500 12th Street
+1 916 688 9114
6420 Mcnair Circle
+1 916 922 4789
901 16th Street
+1 916 447 1805
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Rated no. 5
Hertz
7.4 Good (4,243 reviews)
6 locations in Sacramento
Hertz
Locations in Sacramento
1025 16th Street
+1 916 448 2228
2125 Fulton Avenue Ste 160
+1 916 979 9002
2312 Fulton Avenue
+1 916 973 8855
5015 Madison Avenue
+1 916 338 1162
6327 Aviation Drive
+1 916 920 6400
6455 Franklin Blvd.
+1 916 391 1393
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From $64/day
Rated no. 6
Dollar
Cheapest deal
Most popular
7.3 Good (6,537 reviews)
1 location in Sacramento
Dollar
Locations in Sacramento
6327 Aviation Drive
+1 866 434 2226
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Rated no. 7
Thrifty
7.1 Good (2,840 reviews)
1 location in Sacramento
Thrifty
Locations in Sacramento
6327 Aviation Drive
+1 877 283 0898
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Rated no. 8
Payless
6.6 Good (2,841 reviews)
1 location in Sacramento
Payless
Locations in Sacramento
6420 Mcnair Circle
+1 916 648 8465
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Rated no. 9
Advantage
6.4 Good (1,253 reviews)
1 location in Sacramento
Advantage
Locations in Sacramento
6327 Aviation Dr
+1 916 924 5918
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Rated no. 10
National
8.0 Excellent (891 reviews)
1 location in Sacramento
National
Locations in Sacramento
6327 Aviation Dr
+1 833 823 5642
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Rated no. 11
E-Z Rent-A-Car
6.5 Good (985 reviews)
1 location in Sacramento
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Sacramento
6327 Aviation Dr
+1 916 924 5918
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Rated no. 12
Ace
8.7 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in Sacramento
Ace
Locations in Sacramento
731 North Market Boulevard
+1 916 913 8133
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in Sacramento
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Sacramento
6327 Aviation Dr Suite A, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
+1 916 993 3500
Airport Van
1 location in Sacramento
Airport Van
Locations in Sacramento
731 North Market Blvd Unit W
916-913-8233
Avr
1 location in Sacramento
Avr
Locations in Sacramento
Sacramento Airport
Europcar
1 location in Sacramento
Europcar
Locations in Sacramento
Please Go To The Advantage Counter
+1 916 993 3500
keddy by Europcar
1 location in Sacramento
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Sacramento
Please Go To The Advantage Counter- 6327 Aviation Dr
Sunnycars
1 location in Sacramento
Sunnycars
Locations in Sacramento
6230 McNari Circle
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
1 location in Sacramento
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in Sacramento
1425 North Market Blvd.
+1 800 940 9332

Car hire locations in Sacramento

Good to know

Most popular agency Dollar
Average price $65/day
Good deal $64/day

When to book a hire car in Sacramento

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Top tips for renting a car in Sacramento

  • While many of Sacramento's best features, including the State Capitol, are located in the downtown area and walking or public transportation are the best ways to go around, renting a car is a great option for travelers looking to explore other destinations outside the city. Driving is the best way to get to nearby places that are a must-see on every itinerary, such as California's Gold Country region, which lies on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Range. Tahoe City, located by the Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains, is a two-hour drive from Sacramento. For an unforgettable wine tasting experience, drive to Napa Valley, which is only about an hour west of Sacramento.
  • All the big car hire agencies can be found at Sacramento International Airport (SMF), at the hire car terminal. There is a free shuttle bus service that stops at the hire car terminal, and it runs every 10 minutes or so from both Terminals A and B.
  • Because it was built on a grid, Sacramento is usually easy to navigate when driving. However, some areas may have unmarked one-way streets, so make sure you check in which direction the cars are parked if you end up in a confusing intersection. This city also has pretty chilly winters, so make sure you are extra careful when driving if the weather conditions aren't ideal.
  • Sacramento has experienced an increase in congestion during rush hour in recent years, so avoid driving between 7 - 9 a.m., and then again between 3:30 - 6 p.m, as it can easily add one or more hours to your travel time. Both Highway 50 and the I5 experience high traffic levels during rush hour. If you have somewhere to be, plan ahead and leave yourself plenty of time to avoid being late.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Sacramento for $64 or less
  • Book your rental car in Sacramento at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Sacramento are around 5% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Sacramento

How much does it cost to hire a car in Sacramento?

On average a hire car in Sacramento costs $65 per day.

What is the best hire car agency in Sacramento?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Sacramento are Alamo (8.7, 6659 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 13010 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2294 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: San Francisco Airport (SFO)?

Car hire companies onsite at San Francisco Airport include Alamo, Dollar, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz and Sixt.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: San Francisco Airport (SFO)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Francisco Airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Dollar, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz and Sixt.

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

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 Sacramento?

If you're traveling in the spring or summer, an automatic lower car, such as a Ford Mustang, is the best option when navigating both the city and the coastal roads. If you're heading to the Sierra Nevada region, and particularly if the whole family is going along, an SUV might be a better option.

What's the speed limit in Sacramento?

The speed limit in the city is typically 25 miles per hour, but it may be lower in certain residential areas, in which case speed limit signs will be posted. Speed limits on urban highways are set to 55 miles per hour, and on rural highways they are between 65 miles per hour and 70 miles per hour.

How are gas prices in Sacramento?

The average petrol prices in Sacramento are about $3.48 per gallon. Lower prices can range anywhere between $2.79 and $3.07 per gallon, but the average prices have still gone up at least 60 cents per gallon compared to last year. Try to fill up the tank early in the morning or late in the evening, and avoid doing so on weekends as petrol stations get crowded.

Where are the best places to park in Sacramento?

In the downtown area, there are several options for parking on the street or in garages, so finding a spot shouldn't be too difficult. Street parking in Sacramento usually costs about $1.75 per hour, and is free after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays as well as all day on weekends and holidays. Some hotels also offer free parking.