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The City of Angels is glamorous, edgy, laid-back and manic all at once. It’s Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Long Beach, but it’s also the skyscrapers of Downtown and the hills of Griffith Park. The only way to explore this restless, sprawling metropolis is with the help of a rental car, and Orbitz can help you do just that.

Renting a Car in Los Angeles: What You Need to Know

At first glance, renting a car and driving in Los Angeles could be intimidating. It doesn’t have to be, so Orbitz has written this one-stop guide to the key facts on renting a car in L.A.

What is the minimum age for renting a car in Los Angeles?

Minimum rental age varies among different agencies. The legal limit is 18, but many companies require older drivers and add surcharges for any drivers under 25. Ask before booking if you’re unsure.

Do I need to book ahead?

You need to book ahead in all seasons of the year in L.A., but particularly in summer when the city is at its busiest. Advance planning will give you a greater choice of cars and prices, and you won’t be hit with cancellation fees or advance deposits.

Where do I pick up my car in L.A.?

LAX Airport is full of car rental desks, making it the first port of call for many people renting vehicles in Los Angeles. You can also pick up rental cars in neighborhoods such as Downtown, Hollywood and West Los Angeles. Confirm your pickup location in advance with your rental agency.

Which car rental companies operate in Los Angeles?

L.A. is one of the biggest cities in the US, so car rental options are plentiful. Take your pick from Enterprise, Alamo, Budget, Avis, NÜ, Payless, Sixt and more. Use Orbitz to help you narrow down the options.

What do the car rental company need from me?

All you need to rent a car in L.A. is your driving license and a credit card, then you’re good to go.

Explore Los Angeles: Highlights of the City of Angels

Los Angeles is a city that never sleeps and, with so much to explore, you might find that you don’t, either. To make itinerary planning easier, we’ve picked three of the most exciting neighborhoods to drive to.


One of the main draws of L.A. is the home of film, Hollywood. A stroll or drive down the Walk of Fame is almost compulsory. Don’t miss the Chinese Theatre and the Dolby Theatre, where the Oscars are held. Head northeast of the Boulevard to find Griffith Park, home of the Hollywood Sign and the Griffith Observatory.

Santa Monica

If it’s a taste of the laid-back lifestyle in Los Angeles’ coastal areas that you’re after, the lovely neighborhood of Santa Monica is for you. As well as a wide, sandy beach with year-round sun, there’s a charming pier with waterfront restaurants and an amusement park with a vintage atmosphere.


Hip, old-fashioned Pasadena feels like it’s a world away from bustling Downtown. It’s so easy to relax in this charming neighborhood, either wandering through the gardens of the Huntington Library or admiring the Victorian architecture while hopping between museums. Come here at night to dine outdoors or for an evening at the theater.