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Los Angeles International Airport (famously known by its airport code: LAX) is the major airport serving Southern California, especially Greater Los Angeles. Located in the affluent Westchester neighborhood, the airport is about 16 miles southwest of downtown L.A. LAX is the 6th busiest airport in the world and the 3rd busiest airport in the U.S.A. -  handling more than 63.7 million passengers in 2012. Is is also one of the 5 busiest cargo airports in the country! If you're flying to L.A., it's very likely that you'll need an airport rental car in order to safely and quickly get around the city, the 2nd largest urban area in the United States!

Where to find a cheap car rental in LAX

If you need a rental car at Los Angeles International Airport or a surrounding area, there are many companies with many locations that would like you to book with them! At VroomVroomVroom, we are the experts in cheap car rentals and have helped thousands of travelers get a great deal on rental cars, trucks, and SUVs at Los Angeles Intl Airport. After collecting your luggage, just exit the baggage claim area and head to the supplier's counter to pick up your car rental in LAX.

Car Rental Suppliers in LAX:

  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar
  • Enterprise
  • E-Z Rent-a-Car
  • Fox
  • Hertz
  • National
  • Payless
  • Thrifty

How do you choose the one that's perfect for your unique, individual needs?

We think the answer's simple: PRICE COMPARISON!

By using us to look at all the car rental options you have in the Los Angeles area, you can find exactly the type of vehicle you want, and you'll SAVE MONEY, too! Here are some reasons why more people rent a car through VroomVroomVroom:

  1. No credit card required to book an LAX car rental. (Although, the rental agency often requires a credit card upon pick up)
  2. We don't charge booking and cancellation fees
  3. There are no hidden fees so you get an honest, upfront total price.
  4. We guarantee the lowest rates.
  5. Quick and easy booking system. (Car rental reservations can only take two minutes)
  6. Reliable vehicles since our car rental experts only selected deals from trusted suppliers.

Price Comparison shopping helps you save time, and most importantly, helps you save your money when you book your next Los Angeles airport car rental! In fact, we'll match any price using our Price Promise guarantee! (Check out the Price Promise page for all the important details.)

Aside from rental cars, VroomVroomVroom also compares RV rentals in Los Angeles Airport. This is perfect for those who are planning to go on a road trip or camping in L.A. If you need some assistance in searching or booking for a car rental in LAX, you can contact us via email, phone call, or live chat.  Our customer service team are available 24/5 but you can leave us a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Driving tips and other additional information in LAX

LAX's Central Terminal Area has nine passenger terminals, connected by a 2-level roadway. Baggage claim is on the lower level. There are many rental car companies operating at LAX, but all their sites are located off the airport grounds. Almost all of these maintain free phones in or near the baggage claim areas on each terminal's lower level, so you can call for a free shuttle to transport you to get your affordable car rental.

At Los Angeles International Airport, the major rental car companies pick up and drop off their customers at purple "Rental Car Shuttle" signs on the islands outside baggage claim. These include Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless, and Thrifty.

Dozens of other car rental firms can be reached using the phones we mentioned earlier! Just look for the "Visitors Information Centers" in the baggage claim areas. Then you can use a free LAX shuttle bus to get to the Off-Airport Rental Car Terminal and meet your rental car courtesy shuttle. Customers board the shuttle buses on the islands under the blue signs.

Los Angeles International is by far the biggest and most commonly-used airport in or around Greater L.A., but other nearby airport options for travelers include:

  • Bob Hope Airport in Burbank (40 minutes north of LAX by rental car)
  • John Wayne Airport in Irvine (45 minutes southeast)
  • Long Beach Airport (30 minutes southeast)
  • Ontario International Airport (1 hour east)
  • and Palm Springs International Airport (2 hours east)

Check out these cool activities that are close to Los Angeles International Airport

So when you arrive at LAX, what are some of the cool things you could do? There are many attractions and sights to see near the airport. You won't even need to get into your car hire to check out the first place we suggest. ReLAX Lounge is located inside Los Angeles International Airport, and it's a perfect spot to hang out when you have time before a connecting flight, or when you just want a space to spend a few moments with your loved ones or friends prior to departing. Have a seat in a very comfy chair, and you can enjoy a glass of wine, take advantage of the free Wi-Fi, or charge up one of your devices on the handy chairside power strips. Once you're ready to hit the road, hop in your cheap car rental picked up from LAX to begin your adventure. We have listed down some attractions, shopping destinations, and accommodations near the airport. Check out our travel guide below:

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Things to Do

Aquarium of the Pacific

Address: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

For a unique underwater adventure, visit the Aquarium of the Pacific which is just approximately 30 minutes away from LAX via rental car. You don't need to get wet to get up close with sea creatures including jellies, sharks, and sea turtles. They also offer tours where you can go dolphin and whale watching. For some refreshing drinks and filling snacks, you can try out the food at Cafe Scuba which is located overlooking the Seals and Sea Lions exhibit.

Automobile Driving Museum

Address: 610 Lairport Street El Segundo, CA 90245

This museum is just less than 2 and a half miles away from the Los Angeles Airport via car rental. You're expected to make a donation to this non-profit museum for admission, but it's definitely worth it – here you can see all kinds of cool old cars, from an 1886 Benz Motorwagon to a one-of-a-kind 1999 Nissan 350Z concept car. If you visit on a Sunday before 3:30 p.m., you can even go for a ride in one of the classics. See life-size Hot Wheels Cars at their monthly Hot Wheels Garage and get a chance to win cool prizes and kids can enjoy fun activities including face painting. How awesome is that? The museum operates Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Dockweiler State Beach

Address: 12000 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey, CA 90293

Your LAX car rental can also transport you straight from the airport to the beach. The best beach close to Los Angeles International is Dockweiler State Beach, just west of the airport and a 10-minute drive via rental car. Watch the jets take off from LAX, and enjoy a beautiful park with plenty of beachfront space, easy parking, restroom facilities, and – of course – you're right on the Pacific Ocean.

Shopping Centers

The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center

Address: 6081 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

The Promenade is the closest mall to LAX and it features around 18 shops including Bella Luxe Boutique, Happy Nails & Spa, Color Me Mine, and several great places to eat. The outdoor mall also features Cinemark Extreme Digital Cinema for the movie lovers. If you have a few hours until your flight departs, or when you've just arrived and you can't wait to go shopping, then drive your rental car to The Promenade.

Westfield Culver City

Address: 6000 Sepulveda Boulevard Culver City CA 90230-6482

Another great shopping place near LAX is the Westfield Culver City, or formerly known as Fox Hills Mall. In the same direction from the airport as The Promenade, you can easily hit them both in your rental car. Westfield boasts of its world-class boutiques including Macy's, JCPenney, Nordstrom Rack, Victoria's Secret, Forever 21, H&M, and Hollister. It also features several jewelry shops, shoe stores, and a wide range of restaurants.


Venice Breeze Suites

Address: 2 Breeze Avenue, Venice, CA

Whether you are travelling for business or for pleasure, the Venice Breeze Suites is the ideal place to stay because of its excellent amenities and convenient location. It is situated directly on the Venice Beach and Boardwalk where you can find an array of restaurants and shops. The award-winning hotel boasts of its innovative design so you can experience both comfort and style throughout your stay.

Magic Castle Hotel

Address: 7025 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, CA

If you want to stay where all the action is, then the Magic Castle Hotel is the place to be. It is just a block away from the Hollywood Walk of Fame and just one stop away via subway to the Universal Studios. Of course, a car rental can always come in handy when visiting the theme parks in California. Whether you are traveling solo or with the whole gang, there's a perfect accommodation for you. Magic Castle Hotel offers one and two bedroom suites as well as apartment-style suites that are equipped with full-size kitchens. Another perk of staying at this hotel are the free candies, sodas, and treats and you can get them 24 hours at the snack bar. 

Venice Beach Suites & Hotel

Address: 1305 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291

The family-owned hotel boasts of its superb location right in the heart of Venice Beach – having easy access to wonderful attractions including the Ocean Front Walk, Muscle Beach, The Venice Canals, and The Venice Skate Park. This building is probably one of the oldest in the beachfront neighborhood. Originally known as The Potter Hotel back in 1912, Venice Beach Suites & Hotel is now one of the most sought after hotels in the area because of their beach-front balconies and roof-top deck which give spectacular views of the ocean and the vibrant boardwalk.

If you want to further explore Los Angeles, check out our city Travel Guide. You can also visit these 8 places where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Los Angeles.

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