Whittier car hire

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Whittier car hire information

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Hire locations4
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Whittier

  • Choosing car hire in Whittier is a great way to make the most of everything LA has to offer. With your hire car, you can easily reach must-see attractions, like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Manhattan Beach and Disneyland Park on your own schedule. While LA does have a developed public transport network, journeys to popular attractions by bus or by train often include changeovers, which can be confusing to visitors. Public transport in LA also tends to be extremely crowded, especially during the hot summer months, so having your own vehicle can help you stay cool when the temperature rises.
  • If you’re flying into Los Angeles for your Whittier stay, you will likely arrive via Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). LAX has a wide range of car hire companies available, so you can pick up your car as soon as you land. When you land at LAX, you should proceed to the lower-level Arrivals Hall and look for the purple signs for the car hire centre. Here you will find shuttle buses to connect you with your off-site car hire branch.
  • If you’re opting for car hire in Whittier, you must familiarise yourself with some common road rules and driving conventions in LA. One concept that is unfamiliar in the UK is the use of carpool lanes, which are common across Los Angeles. Carpool lanes are usually on the far left of multi-lane roads and are marked with diamond symbols. They can only be used by drivers who have more than two people in their vehicles. Another thing to watch out for in LA is motorcyclists, as they are allowed to drive between traffic and can appear unexpectedly between cars. Keep a close eye on your side mirrors to help motorcyclists in LA stay safe.
  • Central LA is well-known for traffic congestion, so you should definitely avoid driving at rush hour if you can. Rush hour in LA tends to fall between 06:00-10:00 and 16:00-19:00. If you are driving between Whitter and central LA, it is a good idea to take Santa Monica Boulevard, as traffic on this route moves slightly faster than other roads nearby. Meanwhile, Wiltshire Boulevard is one of the worst routes for traffic congestion, so should definitely be avoided during rush hour.
  • Book your car hire in Whittier at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Supplier choice car hire in Whittier are around 86% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Whittier

  • How much is the price of fuel in Whittier?

    The average price of fuel in Whittier is R73,75 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R885 and R1 180, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Whittier?

    Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Whittier.

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

    Car hire companies onsite at Los Angeles airport include Dollar 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 and Thrifty.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Whittier?

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

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Whittier?

    A Special car hire in Whittier costs R170 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Whittier?

    An Economy car hire in Whittier costs R174 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Whittier?

    A Standard car hire in Whittier costs R266 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Whittier?

    When you’re choosing car hire in Whittier, getting a standard-size car with good engine power can definitely allow you to take advantage of the spacious rural roads outside of the city. However, if you plan to drive a lot in central LA, it is advisable to choose a more compact car, as this will help you merge easily in heavy traffic and squeeze into tight spaces. Meanwhile, if you plan to drive north from Whittier and visit California’s famous national parks and forest areas, an SUV with 4X4 capacity is an excellent choice for tackling remote terrain.

  • What is the speed limit in Whittier?

    When you’re driving in Whittier, make sure you pay attention to the speed limit signs. In built-up or urban areas in and around LA, the speed limit is typically 25 mph, while on multi-lane highways and rural roads, the limit can be up to 65 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Whittier?

    Choosing Whittier car hire is a convenient option because this area of LA has a lot of affordable parking. You can even find some free car parks in Whittier, although these may be very busy or only operate between certain times. Most car parks in Whittier are pay and display, and there are also roadside parking meters that you must use in most areas. If you want to leave your hire car in a pay-and-display car park, you will usually pay around $3-7 (£2-6) for a 2 hour stay.  

Whittier car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

8,1

Very Good

27 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

8.8

2 locations in Whittier

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Locations in Whittier

14606 Whittier Blvd

+1 562 789 9196

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

8534 Whittier Blvd

+1 562 942 0802

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Car was not clean when picked up. Floor mats were dirty, Front seats had crumbs. Dash and front consoles dusty with crumbs.

2,0 Poor

Jan 2022

KAYAK
We were told that we would be charged $300 because a dog hair was tracked into our car from a piece of luggage. I took the car back and used a household vacuum and lint roller to clean it up after being told they didn’t have the equipment to remove pet hair. I was returning the car 4 hours early and was told “I won’t charge you the extra hour” as if that was some kind gesture. I completely understand that having pets in vehicles causes damage. We never had a pet in the car. But beware if you are even AROUND a pet during your travels because their policy is $300 for any hair - even one that got tracked in on a piece of luggage. That’s excessive. We were charged an additional $40 to add a driver which was not disclosed at the time and then was not able to be explained by the person to whom we returned the rental. They ended up waiving the fee after I asked for an explanation of the charge since I was returning it detailed, with extra gas, and 4 hours early. Would not recommend.

4,0 Mediocre

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Although we booked through a third party, we were allowed to book at 5pm. This was actually the "temporary" closing time for the company. We made it a few minutes late, thinking the closing time was later and the worker there was very rude about us being late. Although the hours were confusing, he would not help us and requested we return the following day. We had to completely change our vacation plans for this reason.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I was happy with the check in/ check out, would use this Hertz in Pico Rivera again.

Cons:

Honestly I have no complaints, Thank you

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was nice and accommodating

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick and easy.

Cons:

Everything went smooth super easy and convenient.

1 out of 6

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6,0

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.6

Value for money

5.3

3 locations in Whittier

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Locations in Whittier

10550 Carmenita Rd

+1 562 298 1920

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

14730 Whittier Blvd

+1 562 945 3551

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

4525 Rosemead Blvd

+1 562 801 6200

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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2,0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They didn’t have the car I requested.

8,4 Very Good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice, clean car and good staff

Cons:

The layout of the facility leaves a lot to be desired but there’s only so much you can do about that though

6,0 Okay

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Vehicle was clean and easy to pick up and drop off

Cons:

They did not have the car I reserved so I had to pay a little extra for what they had available.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service

Cons:

Short trip

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Quick check-in with everything done electronically and not the reams of paper and endless signing. It took five minutes to be assigned a car, sign the paperwork, review the vehicle, and drive off!

1,9 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK
Booked my car rental and on the day of my pick up I was I informed no car was available for me. Poor service & poor customer service

1 out of 2

Avis

No score available yet

2 locations in Whittier

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Locations in Whittier

1212 West Whittier Boulevard

+1 323 726 9901

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

620 South Beach Boulevard

+1 562 691 0152

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of pick up and friendly staff

Cons:

All went well, nothing negative to report

8,8 Very Good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff and prices were very affordable

Cons:

Hours of operation are a bit constrained compared to other places but it didn’t pose an issue

9,6 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was great and dealt with a huge rush of customers in a timely, efficient manner

Cons:

A bit of a wait but that’s to be expected on weekends, it honestly wasn’t a big deal

2,0 Poor

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Service was horrible. I asked reserved a full size car. I was offered a choice of a commercial size van that had been side swiped and was damaged along the entire length of the vehicle or a Tahoe instead. He told me he was upgrading me at no cost and I was getting a deal. I told him I would not be able to park either vehicle. He didn’t bother getting out of his chair the entire time. The vehicles looked like rent a wrecks. Never again.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Great!!

2,0 Poor

Jan 2023

KAYAK
I had reserved a car but when I called to confirm the reservation the representative said they had no cars available and told me to go try another rental agency!

1 out of 2

Budget

No score available yet

2 locations in Whittier

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Locations in Whittier

1212 West Whittier Boulevard

+1 323 726 8798

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

620 South Beach Boulevard

+1 562 691 2696

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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2,0 Poor

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

nothing

Cons:

the service of the Budget staff. It was the most rude and unpleasant customer experience I've ever had. I was treated very poorly even though I was a paying customer.

8,0 Very Good

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The office staff was very friendly and the return process was fast and easy!

4,0 Mediocre

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Didn't get the car at reserved time

1 out of 1

Rent-4-Less

No score available yet

One location in Whittier

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Locations in Whittier

16246 East Whittier Blvd

(562) 267-0213

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47 travellers who hired a car in Whittier gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

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