California car hire

California boasts a sun-drenched coastline with some of the world’s finest beaches and national parks. When you need to hire a car in California, book with SIXT for excellent customer service and great value for money. SIXT California car hire has a broad range of premium and new vehicles to choose from. Explore the hills of San Francisco in a comfortable saloon or cruise around Los Angeles in a luxury sports car. Hire an MPV to visit magnificent natural destinations such as Yosemite National Park and Big Sur or take the whole family to Disneyland in a spacious minibus. Hire a car in California and get in the driver’s seat for your next holiday.   


Sixt car hire in California

Discover the best of the Golden State with SIXT California car hire and get ready for sunshine, big cities and incredible national parks. If you’re travelling to Los Angeles for work, book a weekly rental to get around the sprawling city without worrying. Planning a classic California road trip? Long-term rentals are also available from SIXT. Hit the road in style in a premium Cadillac, Chevrolet, BMW or Mercedes Benz and add extras such as a sat nav and additional drivers to ensure a stress-free journey. 

Sixt car hire in California

Good to know when visiting California

Added Extras

We can provide extra protection packages and added miles, as well as a sat nav system for getting around, extra drivers to the booking, and child seats.     

Flexible Hiring Options

Cancellation is free up to the day of booking when you choose to ‘pay later’, which is an option you’ll see during the booking process. We understand journeys can deviate. 

Under 25 Car Hire

In America the minimum age for car hire is 21 years old; you must hold a valid licence and for certain vehicles, such as larger and high-speed, you must be at least 25.

Best cities to visit in California

  • Los Angeles: There is much to discover in L.A. beyond popular Rodeo Drive, Hollywood Boulevard, Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier. Hike up to the iconic Hollywood sign, enjoy panoramic views of the city from the Griffith Observatory or visit the observation deck at OUE Skyspace. Visitors to L.A. can also watch the taping of a live TV show and enjoy a glamorous night out in the City of Angels. 
  • San Francisco: Unforgettable San Francisco is home to world-famous attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf. Experience spectacular views of the bay from Vista Point, take a tour of infamous Alcatraz prison and sample local flavours including clam chowder and Dungeness crab. In the summer, there are also plenty of festivals, outdoor concerts and markets. 
  • San Diego: City renowned for its beaches and surf breaks. Moonlight State Beach and Mission Beach are popular for water sports and sunbathing all year round, while La Jolla is the place for seal-watching. Visitors can also discover the 100-year-old Belmont Park amusement park, culture and nature at Balboa Park and the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. 

Summer in California

California is a top summer destination for its pristine beaches, iconic national parks and spectacular forests. Popular outdoor activities include hiking in Yosemite National Park, camping under the stars at Joshua Tree National Park and seeing the world’s largest tree, General Sherman, at the Sequoia National Park. Lake Tahoe is also a major destination for visitors in the summer, with a host of activities including boating, fishing and hiking. 


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Oleg P.

New cars and vans all the time. Easy transactions. Very convenient way, to use a vehicle when in need, without owning a one.

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Mike L.

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Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Premium Fleet Of German Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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