Santa Cruz Car Hire

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Frequently asked questions

What happens if I need to cancel my Santa Cruz car reservation?
Not a problem! If you’re able to cancel your prepaid booking at least six hours before the collection time, you’ll most likely receive a complete refund. Be sure to read your car’s cancellation policy as there are some exclusions. Head to our Customer Service Portal if you still have queries.
Why should I rent a Santa Cruz car with Expedia?
Expedia is your one-stop shop for all your travel bookings, including car rentals. With car companies to select from in Santa Cruz, we’ll help you get the best deal possible. Whether you want to book a set of wheels, flights or a hotel, you’ll find special offers and member prices on Expedia. Combine all your bookings into a convenient vacation package for even greater savings on your escape to Santa Cruz.
How do I find the best car rental deals in Santa Cruz with Expedia?
Scoring an amazing deal on your Santa Cruz rental car is a breeze with Expedia. Choose your preferred car type, add in a few more details and compare the offers across big-name suppliers. Why not add flights and hotels to your booking? You’ll unlock even bigger savings when you combine your bookings into a package.
What do you need to rent a car in Santa Cruz?
The main things are your driver’s license and a credit card in your name. Most car rental companies will offer you insurance, which is optional. But you may have to provide proof of other coverage if you prefer to opt out. Check with your rental agency to avoid any hassles.
Can I drive in Santa Cruz with my U.S. Driver's license?
The great news is yes. The streets of Santa Cruz are calling you and your current U.S. License is all you need to explore them. Before your trip, we recommend applying for an International Driving Permit as another useful form of identification.
Can I rent a car for a month or longer in Santa Cruz?
Head over to our long-term car rental deals page, enter your trip information and then book your ideal ride. Whether you’re stopping in Santa Cruz or venturing beyond, Expedia will help you find a long-term rental at a fabulous rate.
Where can I find a Santa Cruz car rental if I am younger than 25?
Some Santa Cruz companies will rent cars to drivers under 25 years old, and others won’t. Age policies differ from supplier to supplier, so be prepared to do some research. Also, find out if there are any extra costs. Some places will have a surcharge for young drivers between the ages of 21 and 24. Always read through the terms and conditions so you know what to expect.