Seal Beach car hire

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Seal Beach car hire information

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Seal Beach

  • To gain the experience that allows you to experience all that Seal Beach and its surroundings have to offer, consider renting a car from any of the cheap car rentals in Seal Beach. A rented car from Seal Beach car rentals provides convenience and flexibility, allowing you to explore the city and its surrounding areas at your own pace. Additionally, it eliminates the dependency on public transportation schedules and routes that are often fixed. With your rented car, you can easily access attractions like the beautiful Seal Beach Pier, the quaint Belmont Shore neighborhood, or even venture out to nearby destinations such as Knott's Berry Farm, or Long Beach Aquarium.
  • Most travelers flying into Seal Beach would land at Los Angeles Airport (LAX). If you plan to rent a car from any of the Seal Beach car rentals at LAX, please note that the rental car offices are located off-site, and not within the terminals. To reach the rental car offices, you can take the free LAX shuttle bus, which runs regularly from the terminals to most of the car rental locations within Seal Beach. Some of these car rentals include; Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and ACE.
  • When driving your rented car from any of the cheap car rentals in Seal Beach, please take note of the high pedestrian activity on most roads. You should watch out for pedestrians crossing the road unexpectedly, as they may not always use designated crosswalks. You also need to be cautious of cyclists sharing the roads, especially in residential districts. Lastly, you have to stay alert and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles as you anticipate sudden stops or lane changes, especially during rush hour periods.
  • When planning your road trips with your rented car from the cheap car rentals in Seal Beach, please take note of the rush hour driving challenges. The typical peak commuting hours occur between 7-9 in the morning and 4:30-7 in the evening. Some of the worst affected roads include; the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and Seal Beach Boulevard. While Seal Beach itself doesn't experience heavy snowfall, nearby areas like the San Gabriel Mountains often record winter snow, which may affect driving conditions on highways leading into and out of Seal Beach.
  • Book your car hire in Seal Beach at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Seal Beach are around 23% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Seal Beach

  • How much is the price of fuel in Seal Beach?

    The average price of fuel in Seal Beach is R66,91 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R803 and R1 071, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Seal Beach?

    Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Seal Beach.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Los Angeles airport include Dollar, Avis, Budget, Sixt and Thrifty.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Los Angeles airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Avis, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget, Alamo, Sixt and Thrifty.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Seal Beach?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Seal Beach?

    A Mini car hire in Seal Beach costs R824 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Seal Beach?

    A Standard car hire in Seal Beach costs R513 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Seal Beach?

    A Special car hire in Seal Beach costs R609 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Seal Beach?

    To enjoy your driving experience in Seal Beach, CA, consider renting a compact or midsize car from any of the Cheap car rentals in Seal Beach. Seal Beach is a relatively small city with well-maintained roads and limited parking spaces. A smaller car will be easier to maneuver through the streets, find parking, and navigate tight spots. Additionally, compact or midsize cars from Seal Beach car rentals will typically offer better fuel efficiency, which is beneficial for both local driving and exploring nearby attractions like the beach or neighboring towns.

  • What’s the speed limit in Seal Beach?

    When driving your rented car from any of the car rentals in Seal Beach, please keep to the recommended driving speeds for each zone in the city. Among these speed limits are; 25 mph on most residential streets, 15 mph in school zones or areas near churches, and 55 mph to 65 mph when driving on highways around Seal Beach, such as the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) or the San Diego Freeway (I-405).

  • Where are the best places to park in Seal Beach, CA?

    Some of the best places to park your rented car from the cheap car rentals in Seal Beach are the municipal lots and street parking areas near Main Street and the beach. In most of the metered and charged public parking lots, hourly parking charges may range from $1 to $2 per hour, with daily maximums ranging from $6 to $15. Also, note that parking outside the central Business District and utilizing public transportation or walking is recommended to avoid parking hassles and potential hiked fees.

Seal Beach car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10,0

Wonderful

12 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Seal Beach

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Locations in Seal Beach

12850 Seal Beach Blvd

+1 562 431 1243

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4127 E Anaheim St

+1 562 494 3532

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Daniel was fantastico!

2,0 Poor

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Scheduled a pick up for 6 nothing says that they closed at 6. No phone call to see if we were coming or anything. Our flight was slightly delayed so we showed up at 6 10 and no car. Poor service

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly , they made picking up the car an easy process.

2,0 Poor

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

The Kayak site said there was a shuttle from LGB airport to this Enterprise location. There wasn't. They wanted me to take a cab to the company whose tagline is, "We'll pick you up." Instead, I called them and they transferred my reservation to the Enterprise location at the LGB airport. They promised me the rate would be the same. Unfortunately, they then tripled the cost of my reservation. I walked 10 feet over to the Alamo counter and they gave me a car for my original rate. I'll never use Enterprise again.

8,0 Very Good

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly and helpful service.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Bad service. I had to go to 3 different branches and and went back and forth minimum 6 times and service was bad all 6 times I asked to speak to a manager they did not allow me to

1 out of 3

Ace

No score available yet

Best rated

One location in Seal Beach

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Locations in Seal Beach

4700 Airport Plaza Dr.

+1 562 420 9100

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
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10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

Wait time

3,6 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was clean and comfortable.

Cons:

The service could not have been worse. We waited over an hour before we had someone finally pick up the phone and send an airport van. On our return flight, we turned our car in at the appointed 4:00 time to find a note on the desk that said “please place the keys in the Dropbox. We had expected to get a ride to the airport, but that was not to be. We walked 20 minutes or so to the airport and barely made our flight. The communication with your renters needs some work.

3,6 Poor

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. Very unprofessional.

Cons:

Sat and waited for an hour at the airport and the shuttle never showed up. Called 3 times, never answered. Took a $10 Uber to the office, and two young unprofessional girls were there. “I was at lunch”. After we took the car and got to the hotel, they call us and told us they left keys in our car so they came and met us and switched us cars. What a joke. The replacement car was a crappy, smoke smelling Kia Soul, nothing like the commercial with the hamsters. I had never seen a rental car in such bad condition.

2,0 Poor

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Typically it is the lowest. For a reason. Even then I would not recommend renting from here.

Cons:

The staff is untrained, unprofessional and many give you the attitude that they will probably steal your information. The prove of having insurance. In mist car rental agencies you just tell them the name is the insurance here you have to have a policy # and fill it out. Or they fir e you to buy insurance! Wtf!!! I’m getting the impression they are hiring the bottom feeders of tre employees with fishy background. All care more in their cell phone than try to help you to rent and leave the facility. I had a reservation d as Nd had to rebook at the car agency nearby. What a completely ware of time.

2,8 Poor

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Stop cheeting people with the small print ,getting customers offering unlimited miles

3,2 Poor

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was helpful and professional.

Cons:

The car was beat up, dirty on the exterior and had damage to the front, dings and dents, and windshield wipers that need to be replaced, making driving uncomfortable and dangerous.

1 out of 15

Hertz

No score available yet

One location in Seal Beach

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555 E Ocean Blvd, Suite 111

+1 562 432 7973

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
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2,0 Poor

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

They literally didn't have any cars available. Multiple people there had reservations but we were all told that they didn't have any cars and maybe someone would bring back a car, in which case we could get one. Had to cancel the reservation and get one from Enterprise instead, almost missed a wedding.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Service was great. I got my car within minutes.

Cons:

The rental uses a near by hotel parking for returns. It was hard to find parking.

7,6 Good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car price.

Cons:

Car choice was limited. Office and underground car location were not ideal.

2,0 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

They didn’t have a car available. Only solution offered was wait between 2-4 hours for them to drive in cars. I was 5th on the waiting list for cars that were previously paid for and reserved.

3,2 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Pick up and drop off very inconvenient, plus paid rental in advance, when I turned in car there was an extra 100. charge. Make sure you fully read the small print. I'm a hertz gold member and wa as really suprised hertz did this. Never seen it before. I will def look into other companies in future.

2,0 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The customer service at this location is terrible. I will never use hertz again.

1 out of 22

Budget

No score available yet

One location in Seal Beach

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333 East Ocean Boulevard

+1 562 495 4316

Monday12:30 - 16:3008:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:3012:30 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:3012:30 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:3012:30 - 16:30
Friday12:30 - 16:3008:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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2,0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
We were not shown our contract and were told to sign what was a “authorization”. Our estimate of $160 ballooned to over $600 when the billed arrived. Underhanding, unethical business practices. As regular travelers, I will never use again

2,0 Poor

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I was told I couldn't pick up my reservation with my card it had to be the drivers card. I left without a car and had already paid for insurance. I am out of the $ put forth for the insurance and the plans I had were ruined because they required the car. Requirements should be listed during reservat

6,8 Okay

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up: A one gal office. It's feast or famine. She's great though....once you get up to the counter. Drop off: Less than two minutes!

Cons:

If Budget offered a shuttle from the World Cruise terminal to the counter...what a win win! Budget counter is inside a hotel with renovations going on. Only a one woman show and she does her very best. Tried to see if drop off at a city location instead of PHX. Only Kayak could do that.

7,2 Good

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Drop off location in Long Beach hotel was not very well marked, deep in parking garage. From garage, no clear directions to dropoff desk, which was not manned at the time but web site had listed as open.

2,0 Poor

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

PRICE WAS OK

Cons:

STRANGE HOURS AND NO ONE ANSWERS PHONE LUNCH 1-2PM COMMUNICATION NOT CLEAR ON HOURS SOMEONE TOLD ME THEY CLOSE AT 1PM. NOT TELLING ME " FOR LUNCH " STRANGE PERSON. WILLIAM.

2,0 Poor

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

No cars left. why allow a booking when there are no cars?

1 out of 7

Avis

No score available yet

One location in Seal Beach

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249 East Ocean Blvd Suite 104

+1 562 983 7444

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
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7,2 Good

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Had to take a taxi to another location which was $30 and then had to wait an hour for a car to be brought from the location we were at originally with an infant with us. Car had less than a half tank of gas and no one went over the condition of the car with us.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Extremely friendly and extremely helpful. I loved it easy no hassle

9,6 Wonderful

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service, prompt and efficient.. provide the necessary details.

Cons:

Cleaning of the car, especially the interior.

6,0 Okay

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to find & return

Cons:

The car I ordered was not available, The up grade was a Dodge pickup. When we turned it in the bill went from $113.20 to $184.89. We didn't use it so we only drove from Long beach to LAX. I did call Avis and they will give me a credit bringing the bill down to $118.26.

2,8 Poor

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Our reservation was for 9, however we were delayed by 50 minutes (not arriving until 9:50) getting off the ship due due a lost piece of luggage. Then we needed to wait in line for 15 + minutes. At the time of check in we were told they only hold the car for 30 minutes and our car was gone. We were required to upgrade at a cost of $15 more.

2,0 Poor

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I don’t know...didn’t get a car.

Cons:

The place was overbooked, and although Kayak indicated and confirmed that I had a rental car, and I got an Uber to the facility, there were no vehicles to be had, and I was abruptly notified jay there weren’t any coming in. There really needs to be some way of limiting rentals and preventing this issue (over booking). We had to walk to another agency with our luggage and pay more than intended...much more. But I got a car.

1 out of 5

Rent-4-Less

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2 locations in Seal Beach

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2533 Lakewood Blvd

(562) 961-6700

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3600 East Pacific Coast Hwy

(562) 961-5626

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Allied

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One location in Seal Beach

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4700 Airport Plaza Dr.

+1 562 420 9100

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LAX Van Rentals

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One location in Seal Beach

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3270 cherry ave.

+1 562 426 3100

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225 travellers who hired a car in Seal Beach gave the car agency they used an average rating of 10,0

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Most popular car type

Mini

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