Car Hire in Los Angeles
This information is correct as of June 2015
Los Angeles offers destinations and attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood, Griffith Park, Hollywood Walk of Fame, and more. Among the best ways to get around Los Angeles is going by car through the many car rental companies that operate within the areas. Car rental enables you to get to many sights and explore what the city has to offer in your own time.
Where to hire a car in Los Angeles
Car rental companies out of the Los Angeles area include Midway Car Rental and Black & White Car Rental. Get in touch with these companies via 1 (310) 445-4355 and (310) 274-1144, respectively. The companies also provide additional rental services like free pick-up and delivery, with numerous car makes and models to choose from. These companies operate along with other independent car rental companies all over the Los Angeles area like Beverly Hills Rent A Car, Platinum Car Rental, Olympic Rent A Car, Midway Car Rental, California Rent-A-Car, Avon Rent A Car Truck and Van, 699 Rent A Car, and Hollywood Star Rent A Car, to name a few. Additionally, car rental agencies that operate out of Los Angeles International Airport are Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, Fox, Payless, National and Thrifty.
What to expect when hiring a car from Los Angeles
When getting around Los Angeles, expect heavy traffic during rush hour, possibly from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., then at around 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays. Los Angeles is served by an extensive network of highways and freeways that connect the Los Angeles area to the rest, via Interstate 5 through San Diego to Tijuana to the south; Sacramento, Portland, and Seattle to the Canadian border to the north; along with Interstate 10 which goes southernmost east to west, coast-to-coast via the Interstate Highway, then to Jacksonville, Florida; also U.S. Route 101 gets you to the California Central Coast, San Francisco, then Redwood Empire, and the coasts of Oregon and Washington.
Getting to your destination
Getting a move on within Los Angeles, visit the destinations close by like Glendale, Long Beach, and Anaheim. We have provided brief information, along with driving directions to help get you there.
Glendale, a city within the Los Angeles Country of California, has tourist attractions like Glendale Galleria, Verdugo Park, Pacific Park, and Forest Lawn Memorial Park. From Los Angeles, get on US-101 N for approximately 0.7 miles or three minutes. Next, get on CA-110 N/Pasadena Fwy and I-5 N to reach Colorado St Fwy Ext in Northeast Los Angeles after ten minutes or 7.5 miles. Take exit 142 from I-5 N then go down Colorado St Fwy Ext and W Colorado St towards S Brand Blvd in Glendale. Total travel time is around 18 minutes, with the covered distance at around 9.5 miles.
Get to Long Beach and travel to many attractions like Aquarium of the Pacific, Museum of Latin American Art, and Rancho Los Alamitos, to name a few.
Drive down US-101 from N Main St of Los Angeles for two minutes or 0.5 miles, then take I-710 S to reach W Shoreline Dr in Long Beach. Also, take exit 1C from I-710 S, this will take approximately 22.4 miles or 25 minutes. Lastly, continue driving down W Shoreline Dr, then take W Broadway to Pacific Ave and reach your destination after 1.3 miles or three minutes. Los Angeles to Long Beach is around 24.2 miles or 28 minutes in total.
Anaheim has Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim Garden Walk, and Anaheim Convention Center, among others.
When getting to Anaheim from Los Angeles, go down US-101 S straight from N Main St then take the I-5 S to get to W Lincoln Ave within Anaheim. Exit at exit 111 from I-5 S then go down W Lincoln Ave to reach the destination. Total travel time is around 34 minutes or 26.1 miles from the point of origin.