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Newport Beach car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Newport Beach

  • Newport Beach car hire offers numerous advantages for exploring the city and its surroundings. With car hire in Newport Beach, you have the freedom to easily visit favoured attractions like Balboa Island and the stunning beaches along the California coast without relying on public transport schedules. Exploring the nearby Crystal Cove State Park or driving to Laguna Beach becomes more convenient with a car. Additionally, having a car allows you to venture to nearby destinations like Disneyland or the famous Newport Beach Harbor.
  • When getting a hire car at the airport in Newport Beach, you'll find car hire offices conveniently located at John Wayne Airport (SNA). The car hire offices are in the Ground Transportation Center, accessible from the Arrivals level. There's no dedicated airport shuttle service to the car hire offices, but they are within walking distance from the terminals. Through online car hire in Newport Beach, you can easily pick up your vehicle upon arrival at John Wayne Airport and begin your exploration of the city.
  • When driving in Newport Beach, be aware of cyclists and pedestrians, especially around popular areas, such as Balboa Peninsula and Fashion Island. Take extra caution when approaching intersections, and be prepared for sudden crossings. Newport Beach is known for its beach culture, so watch for surfers and beach-goers carrying their equipment near the coastline. Parking spaces near the beach and popular attractions can be limited, so allow extra time to find parking or consider using public car parks.
  • Navigating through Newport Beach during rush hour can be challenging, so it's essential to plan your journeys accordingly. Rush hour in the city typically occurs between 07:30 and 09:30 and from 16:30 to 18:30 on weekdays. During these peak times, you may encounter heavier traffic on major roads such as Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), Newport Boulevard, and Jamboree Road. Additionally, it's worth noting that summer attracts more tourists, which can also lead to increased traffic volumes in certain areas.
  • Book your rental car in Newport Beach at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Newport Beach are around 3% cheaper than other car types, on average

Newport Beach car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Newport Beach 
BradOct 2023
Hertz on Birch st has the best deals!
DavidJul 2023
Where to meet for pick up is not real clear. Signage might help.

FAQs about renting a car in Newport Beach

  • What is the best car hire company in Newport Beach?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire in Newport Beach is Thrifty (6.7, 82 reviews).

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

    The average price of fuel in Newport Beach is RM 18.00 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between RM 216 and RM 288, depending on the car size.

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

    Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Newport Beach.

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

    Car rental companies onsite at Los Angeles airport include Dollar, Fox, Europcar, Thrifty, NU Car and Hertz.

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

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Los Angeles airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Europcar, Thrifty, NU Car, and Hertz.

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

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

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Newport Beach?

    An Economy car rental in Newport Beach costs RM 175 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Newport Beach?

    An Intermediate car hire in Newport Beach costs RM 181 per day, on average.

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

    When choosing a car hire in Newport Beach, opting for a versatile SUV or a convertible can enhance your driving experience in this vibrant coastal city. An SUV provides ample space for families or larger groups, making it ideal for beach trips or exploring nearby attractions like Crystal Cove State Park. On the other hand, a convertible is perfect for enjoying the beautiful California weather and cruising along scenic routes such as the Pacific Coast Highway. Both car types offer comfort, style, and adaptability to cater to different types of travellers visiting Newport Beach.

  • What's the speed limit in Newport Beach?

    The speed limits in Newport Beach generally adhere to the standard California regulations. Within the city, the typical speed limit on residential streets is 25 mph to prioritise safety in residential areas. However, on major roads and highways, such as Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), the speed limit is usually 55 mph unless otherwise posted. Be vigilant and mindful of any speed limit signs, especially near schools, parks, or construction zones, where lower speed limits may be in effect. Speed cameras might also be present in certain areas to enforce speed limits and maintain road safety.

  • Where are the best places to park in Newport Beach?

    Parking in Newport Beach can vary depending on the area and time of day. In certain parts of the city, you may need to plan for paid parking. Downtown Newport Beach offers parking structures and metered street parking, where rates typically range from $1.50 to $2 per hour (£1.10 to £1.50). Additionally, some popular beach areas may have pay-and-display lots available, with prices averaging around $15 to $20 per day (£11 to £15). If you're looking to save on parking costs, consider utilising free parking areas a bit further from the city centre.

Newport Beach car rental reviews and directory

Thrifty

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

6.6

2 locations in Newport Beach

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18601 North Airport Way

+1 877 283 0898

Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00

4043 Birch Street

+1 949 724 1602

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Car broke down on the side of the road.

8.0 Very Good

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Would have been an excellent review but a few items in the car did not work USB adapter, some of the features on the screens and most importantly tire pressure was off by 17 lbs under inflated and 10 lbs inflated on other wheels. That is scary and very important to me on safety

2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

nice upgrade on car

Cons:

waited 1 hr for our car...unacceptable

4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Pickup was very cumbersome. Why do I have to re-give all the same address/phone number/credit card details over the counter that I gave when I made the reservation? The system should have all my details. Just give me the keys. It shouldn't take 15 minutes of back and forth to check each person in. The line to wait at the counter was longer than the flight to Orange County was!

4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great at pick up and dropoff

Cons:

The quality of the vehicle. Given a vehicle with a big dent in the door. Purchased the package that I could choose my own vehicle only to find out I needed to pay an upgrade for a mustang if I wanted. I will not use the choose your vehicle option because I did not get to choose .

6.0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

staff was ok...drop off was great.

Cons:

They did not have my car ready when I got there..They gave me a car with 58,000 miles on it...

1 out of 36

Hertz

6.8

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

7.0

3 locations in Newport Beach

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1107 Jamboree

+1 949 718 0239

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00

4043 Birch Street

+1 949 724 1602

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

900 Newport Center Dr

+1 949 760 0174

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The guys at the front counter are awesome. They made the difference

8.0 Very Good

Dec 2021

KAYAK
The car was nice but smelled of smoke.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very friendly and helpful.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was professional and friendly

Cons:

Nothing, went great

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

They cancelled my reservation.

6.0 Okay

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean and the pickup and drop offs were very convenient.

Cons:

Rental car company did not honor the weekly rate originally agreed on and added an additional $18.79 to my total.

1 out of 18

U-Save

5.5

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.3

Value for money

6.2

One location in Newport Beach

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3195 Airport Loop Drive

+1 949 752 6664

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2.0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Had I been aware that the car pick-up was located off-site from the airport, I would never had chosen this particular rental car company

8.4 Very Good

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

U-Save was great. Its a small operation but they definitely hustle and you get great value for your money.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

The people were rude. There were a lot of limitations and not very well communicated through online orders. Deposit fees were very high and they were not very helpful. I would never recommend this car service to anyone! Don't waste your time and money!! Please pick another option!

2.0 Poor

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I called U-save the day after I made the reservation to confirm it was unlimited miles. It wasn't. I wanted to cancel the reservation and I have contacted.Kayak, u-Save, and CarRentals.com to help cancel the reseravtion. The reservation STILL HAS NOT BEEN CANCELED. It's been over 2 weeks. No one can seem to help me. I was promised a 50% refund for the cancelation and I have received no refund whatsoever. I am still trying to chase down the cancellation and this was a horrible experience.

9.2 Wonderful

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Very pleasant and enthusiastic employees. Prompt service, the car was ready to go.

Cons:

Short wait for the shuttle.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Very professional and polite!

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 10

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.8

Very Good

19 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.9

Value for money

8.6

4 locations in Newport Beach

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2101 Dove St

+1 949 640 7657

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

2906 W. Pacific Coast Hwy.

+1 949 650 4500

Monday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 16:00
Tuesday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 16:00
Wednesday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 16:00
Thursday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 16:00
Friday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 16:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3300 Jamboree

+1 949 718 9434

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

4500 Campus Dr

+1 949 223 0701

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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8.0 Very Good

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Great experience.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

For me everything was top notch this visit so THANKYOU enterprise!!!

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Price was good and staff did an excellent job checking me in and out.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was easy. They were super nice and explained everything clearly. Drop off was a key drop off. And got my email the next day saying everything was good.

Cons:

Everything was good! Everything was explained, and questions answered. Car was super clean- inside and out.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

upgraded to SUV

Cons:

Fuel efficient upgrade

2.8 Poor

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Price was good

Cons:

car was dirty and smoked in. when I showed the rep he took it and returned a bit cleaner but still filthy and not even remotely to be clean! after that I sat in the car and turned on the AC and it smelled like cigarets. when i told that to the rep he replied: its a rental car... really...

1 out of 3

Budget

8.4

Very Good

4 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

8.6

One location in Newport Beach

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4200 Campus Drive

+1 949 474 4088

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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5.2 Fair

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I like that the attendant was polite. Price was good for the rental.

Cons:

Attendant does not answer the phone. I called at different times on different days, never answered the phone. The attendant left the location to wash a car for an 45 minutes. There is no key drop off at that location. There is no shuttle to the airport that is 1 mi. I will not book w/ budget again.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Upgraded to a better car.

1 out of 1

Avis

7.2

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Newport Beach

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4200 Campus Drive

+1 949 955 1608

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I was very happy with the rental car and friendly service received at the Avis Newport Beach location.

9.6 Wonderful

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The attendant yash was friendly, accommodating and helpful

Cons:

Some food package left inside - car needed some detailing inside

2.0 Poor

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Most of the cars are smelly and dirty. Had to swap the car twice as the warning light came on. Swapping cars was easy and quick.

1 out of 1

Midway

6.3

2 locations in Newport Beach

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1701 Corinthian Way

+1 949 267 9020

Opening times not available

320 West Coast Highway

Opening times not available

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent customer service, employees were friendly and caring. Shuttle was prompt, and nice and cool. Stress-free experience all around.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Very nice car, clean, professional service at a great price. Even my wife was impressed.

1 out of 1

Dollar

6.1

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Newport Beach

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4043 Birch Street

+1 949 724 1602

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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NU Car

4.9

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Newport Beach

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4120 Birch Street Ste 111

+1 855 788 7030

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

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keddy by Europcar

6.2

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Newport Beach

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Go To Advantage Counter Situated In- Baggage Claim Area Apt Way

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

SNA Auto Rental

No score available yet

5 locations in Newport Beach

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3848 Campus Dr # 102

+1 949 251 0202

Opening times not available

3848 Campus Dr. Unit 102

+1 949 251 0202

Opening times not available

4360 Campus Dr Unit F

+1 949 251 0202

Opening times not available

4360 Campus Dr. Unit F

+1 949 251 0202

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4360 Campus Dr. Unit

+1 949 251 0202

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Orange County Van Rental

No score available yet

2 locations in Newport Beach

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20042 SW Cypress St.

+1 877 826 7452

Opening times not available

20042 SW. Cypress St.

+1 714 549 2618

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Eagle Rent A Car

No score available yet

One location in Newport Beach

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Newport Beach Depot

Opening times not available

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Los Angeles Van Rentals

No score available yet

One location in Newport Beach

Locations in Newport Beach

20042 SW. Cypress St.

+1 714 549 2618

Opening times not available

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United Auto Rental

No score available yet

One location in Newport Beach

Locations in Newport Beach

3931 Birch Street

+1 949 222 0222

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337 travellers who rented a car in Newport Beach gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.1

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Economy

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Pick-up locationNewport Beach
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Hire locations29
Airport locations8