Welcome to LAX Car Rentals
Reserve a set of wheels for your vacation in the City of Angels. Airport Hotel Guide provides car rentals from leading rent-a-car companies such as Hertz, Alamo, Budget, Sixt and more. Whether you’re in town to snap selfies along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, relax at Venice Beach or swing by a business meeting, renting your own transportation can make life easier.
Los Angeles International Airport is located about 18 miles southwest of downtown L.A., so driving typically takes about 25 minutes.
Car Rental Companies at LAX
There are approximately 40 rental car agencies operating out of LAX. The major on-site companies include: Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, Fox, Payless, National and Thrifty. In addition, there are many other companies located outside the airport.
Where to Go
For customers with on-site rental services, head to the rental car company’s phone links inside or near the baggage claim areas on the Lower/Arrival Level of the terminals. Here, travelers can request a free shuttle pickup to reach the rental car sites. Once you’re outside baggage claim, look for the purple sign “Rental Car Shuttles.”
If you’ve reserved through an off-site rental car company, arrange pickup by contacting the company using free phones attached to the interactive Visitors Information Centers (VICs), located in baggage claim areas of each terminal. The VICs list these companies’ contacts. These customers will use the free LAX Shuttle Airline Connection Bus “Lot C” to reach the Off-Airport Rental Car Terminal to meet their rental car courtesy shuttle. Customers can board the free shuttle buses on the Lower/Arrivals Level islands under the blue sign.
For real-time traffic information at the airport, check out the LAX Traffic Maps on the Los Angeles World Airport website.
Tips for Driving in L.A.
Los Angeles has some unique driving customs, to say the least. Take a look at these tips for driving in the city:
- Double Check Parking Signs: Many neighborhoods have regulated parking hours and street cleaning. In general, there are two hours allotted for street cleaning on various days, especially in the West Hollywood area. Also, take metered parking seriously. Officers don’t care if you arrived 30 seconds after your meter expired, they’ll still write a ticket.
- Understand the Left Turn: Due to the lack of left turn arrows, most drivers tend to turn on yellow or red. Oftentimes, you’ll see three cars making the turn before oncoming traffic emerges. Make that left.
- Don’t Use Cell Phone While Driving: Beyond the accident risks, L.A. police are strict about detecting cell phone usage. Tickets cost $159 ticket for first-time offenders of texting or talking while driving.
Reserve Your LAX Car Rental
Select your travel dates and vehicle type below to view rates, availability & make secure online reservations in Los Angeles. Most of the car rental companies offer compact, mid-size, full-size, luxury, convertible, suvs and many other types of vehicles. The car rental reservation systems are very user friendly and offer great savings. Thank you for visiting.