Rent a car at Los Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles, the City of Angels! You will not be disappointed by the iconic Pacific coastline and the beautiful cityscapes that have been immortalised in so many of Hollywood’s finest films. Your perfect California adventure begins at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). LAX is just a 30 minutes’ drive to the centre of Downtown LA and acts as the perfect gateway to the United States. Los Angeles International Airport is the perfect place to begin your American adventure.
The Europcar car hire experience at Los Angeles Airport
Europcar Los Angeles Airport has a wide range of vehicles that can be perfectly tailored to suit your needs. Looking for a family holiday and need more space? try one of our larger vehicles such as the Toyota RAV4. If you need something nimbler to zip through the city, look at one of our smaller vehicles like the Nissan Versa. Whatever your needs, Europcar has the perfect choice for you!
To make sure that you are on your way as soon as you land, you can trust Europcar’s US partners – Advantage! The rental office is located just 4km east of LAX. The Advantage staff will be waiting to pick you up from the airport and drop you off again at the terminal through the use of courtesy shuttles. Just keep an eye out for the purple sign “Rental Car Shuttles” on the Lower/Arrivals Level islands outside baggage claim!
Live up the Hollywood myth, and get ready to enjoy one of the most scenic drives of your life along the Pacific coastline or California’s majestic parks!
Discover Los Angeles and its surroundings by car
Los Angeles needs little introduction. Southern California is full of myths and wonders to behold – from the glitz of Hollywood to the glamour of Venice Beach, from Mulholland drive to Disneyland, from the most amazing tacos to the most delightful vegan delicacies. L.A has it all, and you will fall head over heels for the city’s legends!
Some of the greatest driving roads in the world can be found in Southern California. To ensure that you make the most of your trip, hiring a car will allow you to explore these roads in all their glory. There are so many incredible experiences in L.A and beyond: Downtown L.A., Hollywood, Venice Beach, UCLA, Beverly Hills, Disneyland Park, Malibu, Griffith Park… Whether you’re a kid-at-heart, a movie fan or a nature lover, the choice is yours!
If you’re spending some time in Los Angeles, why not experience one of the most wonderful road trips in world? The Pacific coast highway is 600km and winds its way from Los Angeles to San Francisco and will be one of the most memorable trips of your life. The route has spectacular ocean views, stunning beaches, beautiful villages and mighty forests. If you are a nature lover be sure to visit Sequoia National Park, about 332 km north of Los Angeles or Yosemite National Park, a 6-hour drive up north of L.A.
Driving in Los Angeles
Driving is by far the easiest way to travel throughout LA, despite the city’s infamous traffic. There are a few freeways that offer alternative routes through the city and the surrounding areas. Planning your route in advance is always a good idea to avoid traffic. Listening to an L.A. radio station is also a great way to get information.
Don’t forget not to drive on the far-right lane on a freeway: not only it is considered the slow lane, but it’s also the exit lane for vehicles trying to merge on and off. Some freeways in L.A. have up to six lanes, so if you want to change lanes, be aware to leave enough time to do so safely and carefully.
In California, there are a couple of rules you need to be aware of while driving. For example, talking on a cell phone without using a hands-free device is illegal, you can get a $1000 fine for throwing litter and the legal blood alcohol limit is 0.08% (sobriety checkpoints are not uncommon).
Meeting your car rental needs in the USA
Are you looking for a small compact car for your solo expedition or perhaps for a spacious SUV for your family adventure? At Europcar Los Angeles International Airport, we have a great range of new and comfortable rental vehicles to choose from. Browse our fleet range now and plan your road trip in a heartbeat!
Welcome to the Westside! Light your fire and soak up the bohemian spirit of Venice, California! A long-time haven for artists and free spirits, Venice is a quick drive away from LAX, only about 10 km north west of the airport. Start with the famous Venice boardwalk — officially known as ‘the Ocean Front Walk’ — where musicians, mimes, jesters and break-dancers perform with the Pacific ocean in the background. Not far away from the Boardwalk’s buzz, lie the Abbot Kinney’s canals where you can stroll along the picturesque houses and the locals’ rowboats.
There are few spots that offer as many exciting days out as Los Angeles! Use your LAX car rental to explore the thrills of nearby theme parks like Six Flags, Universal Studios and Knott's Berry Farm. Alternatively, head to the world famous Venice Boardwalk for a real taste of those Cali-cool vibes. If your plane lands late afternoon, see if you can make it to the pier at Manhattan Beach for a breathtaking sunset – it’s just a ten minute drive from the airport.
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