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Santa Ana, CA, United States
6 Dec — 13 Dec
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Santa Ana, CA, United States
Tue 6/12
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Tue 13/12
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Cheap car rentals in Santa Ana

Economy$49/day
Compact$57/day
Intermediate$56/day
Standard$64/day
People mover$83/day
Full-size SUV$67/day
Premium$69/day
Luxury$69/day
Convertible$72/day
Intermediate SUV$57/day
Standard SUV$60/day
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Santa Ana car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise

8.6

Excellent

176 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.5

3 locations in Santa Ana

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1714 E Mcfadden Ave Ste L

+1 714 541 4862

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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18601 Airport Way

+1 833 659 1917

Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday07:00 - 23:30
Sunday07:00 - 23:30
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2025 S Main St

+1 714 481 7700

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

This rental did not happen, they did not have the car available I was attempting to renf

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very accommodating and helpful. Got me a good fair deal, and the customer service was excellent.

Cons:

They overbooked the car I rented, but they made up for it 10 fold. No complaints.

10.0 Excellent

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

How quick they can get you out of there with your rental car, especially during Covid times. No need to step inside the office.

Cons:

Overall it was well done. Limited vehicle choice but I was at a smaller office location. Also customer service said we could get a 4x4 but the office staff were more up front and honest about that. So I’m glad I called ahead.

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car and friendly service.

Cons:

Price could be less.

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff at the rental counter and the auto check out were very friendly and professional. It could not have been simpler.

Cons:

They probably say the same thing every time there is a new customer, but I would suggest they take a little bit of time explaining the charges when renting a car. The masks don't help, but also the fact that I don't rent cars very often makes it important to explain it fully.

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was very easy, just pulled up and got checked in and wasn’t far from my terminal. Also it was cheaper than getting one not at the airport.

Cons:

I got there really late at night and two attendants were busy for quite awhile. Only one girl at the counter. She ran into a couple snags and anyway it was 20 min before I was greeted...but well taken care of after.

1 out of 24

Dollar

Best rated

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.9

One location in Santa Ana

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18601 Airport Way

+1 866 434 2226

Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
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10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was helpful and the line was short.

Cons:

I actually needed help finding the car, which a staff member eventually did.

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes For sure despite heavy rush .

Cons:

Definitely more work force were needed to handle the heavy rush

4.0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was super friendly

Cons:

If there are hour long waits, there should be special accommodations to make people comfortable. They had 20 people waiting for Cars and only sitting areas for 3-4 people

4.0 Okay

Dec 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The car really smelled bad of weed. I thought if I rolled the windows down it would air out so I took the car but nope. It was so strong and I noted it when I dropped the car back off. I don’t smoke weed so I thought it was horrible. I know it’s legal and I don’t care if people do but I don’t want to drive around all the time smelling it. It was really bad.

4.4 Okay

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was nice

Cons:

The staff, the process, and the end price

2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to make a reservation

Cons:

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.

1 out of 57

Budget

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

7.1

3 locations in Santa Ana

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18601 Airport Way, Suite 73

+1 949 252 6240

Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
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2701 Hotel Terrace Drive

+1 714 549 0451

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
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4101 South Main Street

+1 714 957 6501

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The vehicle came with only a half a tank of gas and trash still inside. The window had a opening that wouldnt seal and the charging ports didnt work

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

When it takes 2 hours for Budget to get a car for you at twice the normal rate. Ya, that could of been better.

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The employees were very pleasant and accommodating. Dropoff was simple and straightforward.

Cons:

Newer more comfortable vehicle

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very helpful and made sure we left with a car even when we were presented with obstacles they were quick on their feet with solutions to help us.

Cons:

I was unsure were to leave the keys because we dropped it off before they were open so maybe a clear spot to leave the keys although I left them on the wall where they hung the keys.

8.0 Excellent

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

car was great

Cons:

drop off process

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick-up was efficient, and staff was very helpful. Thank you for the mask!

Cons:

Drop-off was very easy. Parked, handed over keys, received receipt. Done.

1 out of 33

Hertz

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.8

3 locations in Santa Ana

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Locations in Santa Ana

1614 S Main St

+1 714 541 5822

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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18601 Airport W. North

+1 949 224 6700

Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
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19051 Airport Way North

+1 949 224 9700

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6.0 Good

Oct 2022

KAYAK
When pick up car, the rep didn’t clearly give information on the return location. The car is 36k miles and condition is under expectation .

4.0 Okay

Jan 2022

KAYAK
We received a car that wasn’t what we ordered. We would have liked to have been given what we ordered or something similar.

4.0 Okay

Jan 2022

KAYAK
What could be better?: Provide a vehicle that is actually equivalent to the one reserved. When a 4WD drive car is reserved, a 4WD should be provided. The car I rented was dirty. Hairs on upholstery and coffee foam on interior door handle. Additionally pressure was low in one tire and they tire didn’t hold pressure after we put in air.

2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2022

KAYAK
After 2 houre my car was dead!!!! After 8 houre there chang it!!!!!I call them 4 times

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Super quick process and saved so much money!

4.0 Okay

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Return was not good. Too many returns and not enough staff

1 out of 52

Alamo

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Santa Ana

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19051 Airport Way North

+1 833 679 2046

Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday07:00 - 23:30
Sunday07:00 - 23:30
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10.0 Excellent

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

service was great

6.4 Good

May 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

No accommadation for drive up customer only for airport customer. I will not use this location again.

8.0 Excellent

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

nice car

Cons:

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 Excellent

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They were great to deal with easy and quick processing collection and drop off

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Excellent

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

No problem rental, unlimited millage, flexibility in pick up and drop off locations, excellent employees, great all the way around

10.0 Excellent

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

new clean car that performed well

Cons:

taxes

1 out of 15

Avis

7.4

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

7.3

3 locations in Santa Ana

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18601 Airport Way

+1 949 660 5200

Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
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2701 Hotel Terrace Drive

+1 714 708 3485

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
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4101 South Main Street

+1 714 957 6521

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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4.0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly & nice

Cons:

We had reserved a mini van only to be told it was not available an hour before. We then accepted the alternative since we were pressed for time. Everything seemed ok until we loaded all our luggage, kids & grandma buckled up ...within minutes there were trails of ants all over!! Totally disgusting...this has never happened before. I called to complain but was told by the agent that this happens when cars are parked in grassy areas. When I first got in the car , I noticed some crumbs & just brushed it off. Looking back there is absolutely no excuse for this neglect in properly & throughly cleaning a car . This was unacceptable & we then drove to another location to swap the car for the minivan I reserved in the first place 😫 This whole ordeal set us back over an hour & in turn we missed our evening reservation. This caused so much inconvenience. That I will definitely think twice about renting from this company again :(

2.4 Mediocre

Feb 2020

KAYAK

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 Okay

Jan 2019

KAYAK

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 Excellent

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

great price, and great service.

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2017

KAYAK

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 Okay

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

the size of car was what I requested

Cons:

staff was rude. finding car rented not easy. Car was filthy and smelled terrible.

1 out of 14

National

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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19051 Airport Way North

+1 833 679 2045

Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday07:00 - 23:30
Sunday07:00 - 23:30
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8.0 Excellent

Nov 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Love the Pick your car and the no paper work.

1 out of 1

Allied

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Santa Ana

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1333 S Main Street

+1 714 835 4990

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201 E. MacArthur Blvd.

+1 714 850 0900

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Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Santa Ana

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18601 Airport Way

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19051 Airport Way North

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Advance Car And Truck Rental

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Santa Ana

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18601 Airport Way, Thomas F. Riley Terminal, Santa Ana, California

+1 949 752 7832

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Avr

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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Santa Ana Airport

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Easirent

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Santa Ana

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John Wayne Airport-Orange County

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GREEN MOTION

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Santa Ana

Locations in Santa Ana

3195 Airport Loop Dr. D-2

+1 949 752 6664

Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
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MAGGIORE

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Santa Ana

Locations in Santa Ana

John Wayne airport

+1 310 645 2100

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Midway

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Santa Ana

Locations in Santa Ana

Santa Ana Airport

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Rent-4-Less

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Santa Ana

Locations in Santa Ana

2015 N.Tustin Avenue

(714) 667-0841

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Thrifty

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Santa Ana

Locations in Santa Ana

18601, Airport Way

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Zeeba Rent-A-Van

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Santa Ana

Locations in Santa Ana

18601 Airport Way

+1 800 940 9332

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1172 travellers who rented a car in Santa Ana gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car hire locations in or near Santa Ana

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Most popular agency

Hertz

Average price

$100/day

Good deal

$100/day

When to book a rental car in Santa Ana

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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 rental cars in Santa Ana for $100 or less
  • Book your rental car in Santa Ana at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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