Price difference between airport location and local

Old Dec 31, 18, 1:15 am
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Price difference between airport location and local

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I Am currently looking at a 15 day rental in April picking up at LAX and returning at San Diego airport . I'm president circle, so just looking at intermediate size vehicle. The cost of this is coming out around GBP 550. However if I pick the car up in Dana Point CA, the price reduces to GBP 320.

Anyone have any ideas why there is such a price increase to hire from LAX?

Thoughts would be appreciated
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Old Dec 31, 18, 1:57 am
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My guess is airport taxes.
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Old Dec 31, 18, 3:30 am
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Airport taxes are part of it, but the reality is that prices can vary from one airport to another and one off-airport location to another. A lof of it has to do with supply and demand and how competitive a specific neighborhood is. If you can be specific about dates and what sort of vehicle you are looking for, we can tell you if there is an even lower cost option than Dana Point.
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Old Dec 31, 18, 3:37 am
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OK thanks

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Standard /intermediate car is fine
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Old Dec 31, 18, 4:10 am
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AutoSlash has a rate of $489 (GBP 384) for a pickup at LAX, or $461 (GBP 361) for a pickup in Culver City (a lot closer to LAX than Dana Point). You can use the links below to get a quote for your specific needs if you like.
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Old Dec 31, 18, 4:59 am
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ok thanks will do
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Old Dec 31, 18, 6:28 am
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Originally Posted by stevietommo View Post
ok thanks will do
@AutoSlash correct me if I'm wrong, but the rates you quote won't include any insurances since they are quoted for US-based travelers? I'm guessing OP is from the UK, and booking at hertz.co.uk gives you a rate with all the insurances included.
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Old Dec 31, 18, 6:57 am
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Rates are different because pricing is set by demand. While airport concession fees and the like may pump up the airport location cost, it won't be by that much. OP is simply looking at different markets and if he is willing to get himself from LAX to Dana Point, he can save GBP 230.
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Old Dec 31, 18, 9:25 am
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Originally Posted by klanfa View Post
@AutoSlash correct me if I'm wrong, but the rates you quote won't include any insurances since they are quoted for US-based travelers? I'm guessing OP is from the UK, and booking at hertz.co.uk gives you a rate with all the insurances included.
That is correct. If the OP needs an insurance-inclusive rental they should book directly with Hertz or another site that offers inclusive rates.
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