|Pick-up location||Santa Ana|
Most popular car type
Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Santa Ana car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Santa Ana.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Santa Ana car rental.
The average price of fuel in Santa Ana is $5.03 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $60 and $80, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Santa Ana.
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 hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Intermediate car rental in Santa Ana costs $49 per day, on average.
A Standard car rental in Santa Ana costs $47 per day, on average.
A Mini car rental in Santa Ana costs $84 per day, on average.
If you're just driving within the city or Orange County, a compact car is a good option as it's easy to park downtown. But if you're embarking on a road trip along the Californian coast, a convertible is a fun option, especially when the weather is good. If you're traveling with the whole family, a minivan is a good choice as it provides space for everyone.
The speed limit in the city is typically 35 miles per hour, but it may lower to 25 mph in certain residential areas and school zones, in which case the speed limit signs will be posted. Two-lane undivided highways have a speed limit of 55 mph, while most highways have a 65 mph limit. However, some highways allow drivers to go as fast as 70 mph.
The average petrol prices in Santa Ana are about $3.45 per gallon. Lower prices can range anywhere between $2.99 and $3.19 per gallon. Take into consideration the fact that, particularly in the summer and on weekends, lots of people travel early in the morning throughout the Californian coast, so skip the lines by avoiding those hours when going to the petrol station.
Street parking in Santa Ana is paid from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Saturday, but it is free outside of those hours, all day on Sunday, and on public holidays. The average meter prices are $0.75 per hour in the downtown area (East End), while the approximate rate at parking lots and garages is $1.50 per hour, and $18 for 24 hours.