Car rental alternatives in Palm Springs, CA

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A playground for Hollywood’s rich and famous, Palm Springs is the desert oasis you don’t want to miss. The main turf in the Coachella Valley, this retro-chic city turned luxurious getaway attracts snowbirds, hipsters, and stars from all around the world.

When you’re finished lounging poolside with a cocktail in hand, skip town in your Palm Springs rental car for even more desert wonderland and chill time.

Palm Springs favorites

Embrace the laid back vibe in Palm Springs and you’ll enjoy a weekend well spent.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Roll through the city in your Palm Springs car rental and head to this canyon-cuddly gondola ride. While you’re at the top, stick around for a bite at the restaurant or cafe.


Get your political and sightseeing fix at Sunnylands, the estate of Walter and Leonore Annenberga, a prominent space for diplomatic meetings where you can walk the same halls and gardens of past presidents.

Antique Galleries

Hidden away on a low-key back street, explore the oddities and curious treasures at the Antique Galleries. Peruse the vintage appliances and retro furnishings and see what grabs your attention.

Top hosts in Palm Springs, CA

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Leon M. All-Star Host
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Leon was very easy to communicate with and the car worked exactly for what I needed!
Elizabeth - October 16, 2019
Leon was friendly and professional. Hopefully can book again with him!
Shaquan - October 19, 2019
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Thomas H. All-Star Host
253 trips Joined Jul 2018
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perfect car for a Palm Springs Weekend !!!!
Kevin - April 30, 2019
Fun car for cruising around Palm Springs. It turns heads and gets compliments!
Dmitriy - May 28, 2019
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Hit the road

Tear yourself away from the glamtastic air of Palm Springs, and you’ll gain a gratifying experience roaming the heart-stirring natural landscapes with the option of returning later to dine al fresco.

Joshua Tree National Park

Spare a day or two and marvel over the twisty Joshua trees. A treat for stargazers and rock climbers, the rugged landscape is dotted with cacti, stark boulders, and spring wildflowers.

Coachella Valley Preserve

Not to be confused with the giant annual music festival, find the Coachella Valley Preserve 10 miles east of Palm Springs in an arid desert primed for hiking.

Indian Canyons

Venture away from the star-studded city, and you’ll arrive in a hiking paradise at Indian Canyons. Made up of three canyons, opt for horseback riding instead or stay at one of the nearby resorts.

Average ratings in Palm Springs (5 stars)

Mercedes-Benz 560SL 1988
perfect car for a Palm Springs Weekend !!!!
Kevin M. - April 30, 2019
Mercedes-Benz 560SL 1988
Fun car for cruising around Palm Springs. It turns heads and gets compliments!
Dmitriy V. - May 28, 2019
Porsche 911 2014
Wow. Amazing experience. Will only rent from DCR when I come back to Palm Springs.
Logan G. - May 1, 2019
Mercedes-Benz 560SL 1988
The perfect car for a Palm Springs weekend. Thomas is a great host too!
Nate M. - March 20, 2019
Chevrolet Camaro 2015
Emma was excellent. Would recommend to anyone and will be renting from her again should we be in Palm Springs again.
Johnathan B. - September 30, 2019
Audi A5 2014
Kezzie was great. The car was spotless, pickup and drop off were easy. Great car to drive around Palm Springs
Todd S. - February 18, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2016
Spencer made the trip very stress free. I'll definitely use Spencer's vehicle again when back in Palm Springs. Great experience!
Edward O. - January 3, 2019
Mercedes-Benz 560SL 1988
Fun car to cruise around Palm Springs in. Thomas was punctual and overall had a great experience.
David D. - January 22, 2019
Tesla Model S 2018
Amazing car and owner! Thanks Eugene — the time on the road was the best part of our trip to Palm Springs!
Atheana A. - March 27, 2019
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2010
Eugene was great and very prompt! The car was amazing and very clean! We will rent from him again when we return to Palm Springs!
Brock H. - March 15, 2019
Mercedes-Benz 380sl 1982
A beautiful car which was a joy to drive, perfect for the Palm Springs sun. Thomas was friendly and flexible to my changing schedule. I'll miss that Merc!
Ryan B. - April 24, 2019
Audi A5 2014
Kezzie made it super easy for us to enjoy her extremely clean Audi during our weekend in Palm Springs. Highly recommend both the car and the experience!
Alex B. - April 27, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016
Charles from DCR was great and dropped off the car off hours. The C300 was beautiful and a great ride. Highly recommend to anyone traveling in the Palm Springs/LA area.
Alex D. - September 30, 2019
Jaguar F-TYPE 2018
Jacob was very communicative and pick up and drop off was seamless! We loved the Jag, perfect car for our Palm Springs weekend.
Amber C. - October 10, 2018
Mercedes-Benz 560SL 1988
This is an incredible car! Thomas was a joy to work with and this car was so fun to cruise around Palm Springs in!
Sheena W. - March 29, 2019
Audi A4 2015
Our day with Michael’s A4 was perfect! He was super responsive, communicated clearly & couldn’t have been more flexible when our plans changed. He was early to drop off the car & it was exactly as described. It was ideal for our day trip around Palm Springs. We’d definitely do it all again & recommend Michael’s Audi to anybody!
Tim A. - September 22, 2019
MINI Cooper 2009
Delivery and pick up was great as it was so easy to communicate with Russ! Car runs great and was clean! Will def rent his car on my next Palm Springs trip!
Elke S. - August 11, 2018
MINI Cooper 2009
Renting Russ’ Mini was one of the highlights of our trip in Palm Springs! Russ arrived perfectly on time with the car having just been cleaned. Drop off was similarly stress-free. Would rent from Russ again in a heartbeat!
Ariela S. - August 28, 2018
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2014
Kent was a pleasure to deal with from pickup to drop off. The miata was spotless and a very fun little car. If I'm ever in palm springs again i would definitely consider renting through Ken.
Liam J. - February 25, 2019
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2010
Eugene was right on time, the car was clean, in excellent condition and full of gas! He even helped me get my luggage in the car. Very nice guy and fun car to have for our Palm Springs vacation?
Tiffany B. - March 13, 2019
Jaguar F-TYPE 2018
Jacob was great to deal with and we loved the car. It was fun cruising around the Palm Springs area. We would definitely do business with Jacob and Turo again.
Jordan T. - December 14, 2018
FIAT 500 2015
Katy was great! Nice, clean car. Was great when our flight was slightly delayed. The Fiat was easy to drive, great on gas and would definitely rent again when in the Palm Springs area. Thanks again Katy!
Vanessa Y. - February 4, 2019
Acura TL 2007
The Acura is a bit dated and has some scratches but it’s comfortable, runs smoothly and is priced great. Darrell met me in Palm Springs and walked me through my first Turo rental, and he was very helpful and flexible in terms of my returning the car in Victorville. Would recommend this vehicle for others on a tight budget.
Prerna S. - August 1, 2019
Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid 2019
Himilcon's Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid vehicle was perfect for my trip in and around Palm Springs and the SoCal area. Bluetooth connectivity and superb gas mileage. Pickup and drop-off process at PSP airport was painless and straightforward. He was always available for any questions. I will definitely consider Himilcon and his vehicles the next time I visit the area. Thank you!
Christian M. - October 13, 2019
BMW 6 Series 2013
Tim was an exceptional host, I would highly recommend him for your next trip to the greater Palm Springs area. Going above and beyond, Tim was helpful with recommendations and provided bottled water, sunshade and charging cables. The pickup and dropoff process was also a breeze. Highly recommended for anyone attending a BMW performance center event or visiting the Thermal Club.
John A. - October 17, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2011
Fantastic experience all the way around. We were able to pick up the car in Palm Springs and drop off in Long Beach (with a change of drop off from LAX. BMW 5 series was in great shape!
Pete F. - March 24, 2019
Volkswagen Beetle 2012
Katy’s car was perfect for my short day of visiting clients in/near Palm Springs and she was very understanding working with me as a first time Turo user.
Kevin L. - March 26, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2010
Jeffrey’s Mercedes is a great Palm Springs car, and he was very easy and consistent to coordinate with through the pickup and drop off. We’re happy to recommend him and his Mercedes.
Howard C. - March 16, 2019
Cadillac XTS 2017
Don was friendly and professional. He had the Cadillac in pristine condition and was flexible with my early return time. First time using Turo, and will definitely rent from him again when I am in Palm Springs
Taylor S. - December 9, 2018
Audi A5 2014
Kezzie + car were awesome. Great communication and a fun car to casually drive around Palm Springs. I’ll certainly consider Kezzie’s vehicles as a viable option next time I visit Pal Springs, as should you!
Branden H. - January 8, 2019
Chrysler Sebring 2008
Had a long weekend in Palm Springs. This was the perfect “treat” for something fun to drive while enjoying the beautiful weather. Roof was easy to put up and down and it fit all of our needs.
Elizabeth D. - March 26, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2015
I never dreamed I’d fall in love with a diesel powered VW, and yet that’s exactly what happened after spending five days driving Jim’s Volkswagen Passat. I drove four hundred miles and consumed just half a tank of gas! Jim takes excellent care of his car and it shows. I hope that his Passat is available the next time I need a car in Palm Springs. He and the car are super, and that’s what I want this review to reflect. Five stars!
Roy S. - September 22, 2019
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2014
Fun little car, drove the Miata Mx-5 with the top down! Nice way to drive around in Palm Springs. Clean car as well. Note: At the time of our rental USB charger and Bluetooth didn’t work in the vehicle so had to go pick up our own.
Evan G. - March 17, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2016
Randy and his BMW were great. The car is amazingly well taken car of and Randy was nice and very professional. Randy met us at the airport; we quickly reviewed everything and we were on our way. We had a great week and will rent from Randy again when in Palm Springs.
ROBERTA L. - May 23, 2019
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2010
This car is amazing , I’m ready to visit Palm Springs again just to rent this S550 . You are really missing out if you pass up the opportunity to rent this car. Eugene gets the job done , did everything he said he would do and more . Check it out , 5 stars to Eugene and his super car S550. You will want one after driving it !
W W. - October 26, 2018
MINI Cooper 2015
DCR was fantastic to work with! The evil marshmallow was immaculate and a great ride. They went above and beyond to make sure my rental experience was excellent. Their customer service is outstanding and they even accommodated my need to drop off closer to home. I will definitely contact them again when in Palm Springs!
Esther D. - February 26, 2019
BMW M3 2018
Cody and his M3 were great! Very easy communication and pick up/drop off (with free delivery to Palm Springs) and the car was of course fantastic. Cody was quick to respond and very pleasant and flexible. Wouldn’t hesitate to rent from him again.
Andrew R. - January 3, 2019
Nissan Altima 2017
Our experience with Frances and her Nissan Ultima was excellent. She was so accommodating by picking us up at the airport and picked up the car at the hotel before we left Palm Springs. I would highly recommend Frances if you want a flawless Turo experience!
Ken M. - March 4, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2015
James is awesome and so is his car! He was super flexible and helped us out by meeting us at our hotel in Palm Springs. He responded quickly and was very easy to communicate with. The car was wonderful, incredibly clean, easy to drive and pretty cool too. We’re so grateful for the great experience. Thanks!
Sandra S. - March 30, 2019
Mercedes-Benz 380sl 1982
We went out on a limb thinking it would be fun to rent something a little more unique and while we were a little concerned with selecting something older, we knew we would be hanging only in Palm Springs and thought it would be worth a shot. We have not one regret and will rent from Thomas again in the future! Great car, great owner and great experience!!
Corey H. - June 5, 2019
MINI Cooper 2009
Russ is a fantastic guy to rent from. Not only was his Mini Cooper very cool and fun to drive, but his customer service also went above and beyond our expectations. There was a slight mishap with one of the car’s fluids during our rental period, which temporarily put the car out of commission. But Russ’s customer service was terrific and he expediently addressed the issue and accommodated us for our troubles. I wouldn’t hesitate to rent from Russ again, as the issue we ran into was both beyond his control and easily fixable. I can confidently recommend Russ’s Mini Cooper to anyone looking for a fun rental to drive around Palm Springs. You won’t find better customer service anywhere else. Thanks, Russ!
Erik R. - March 24, 2019
Mercedes-Benz 560SL 1988
Such a great car! Tom was super kind and flexible making the rental process the easiest.
Lauren F. - September 29, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2018
Thomas was a great host and his convertible Mercedes was the perfect car to cruise through the Coachella Valley in. I can’t wait to rent from Thomas the next trip down!
Amantha M. - October 8, 2019
Can-Am Spyder F3 Limited 2017
Dave was so easy to work with and the canam was a ton of fun. This rental made our trip to plan springs! Would recommend this to anyone and will be a repeat customer!
Curtis Z. - October 3, 2019
AM General Hummer Humvee M998 1988
Easy, fun, and a great adventure!!! Easy— great, fast, clear communication from Matt (thank you!!!). Felt totally prepared and had all info in advance. My first Turo rental and I had a lot of questions!! Fun!! — this truck is awesome. The videos Matt provided on the small things that are different from a standard car were helpful so we were able to just have fun!! We cruised Palm Springs which is the perfect backdrop for this beast of a truck! The sound system is high quality and we could stream music via Bluetooth which was kind of surprising in what otherwise is a purely functional vehicle. Adventure — it’s not a regular rental car. It’s an experience and an adventure. Heads turn!! People want to talk about the Humvee everywhere you drive as it’s so awesome but also authentic. This thing is not for the shy driver but someone who wants to have a blast and make a statement! Wish I could rent it again for the music festivals. Lots of room for storage and leg room for friends in the back.
Hope H. - April 4, 2019
Mercedes-Benz 380sl 1982
First time to use Turo. I don’t think I will ever rent a car another way. Convenient, excellent car and service. Thanks Tom for a wonderful Turo experience.
Edward B. - March 28, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Philip’s Tesla was a lot of fun to drive! He dropped it off in immaculate condition and ran me through the basics of this car, it’s definitely not like driving your average Honda. Philip was extremely responsive to any questions that I had and made the car rental portion of our trip fantastic! I would absolutely rent from him again and so should you!
Carl H. - November 28, 2018
Mercedes-Benz 560SL 1988
Thomas was great! Communication was fantastic throughout our trip and he was very helpful in showing us how to remove the soft top on the car. We loved driving his Mercedes- definitely was a head turner!
Sara D. - September 25, 2019
FIAT 500 2015
Sergey was so nice and flexible! Very great to work with! The car was clean and comfortable and made for a relaxing trip!
Licia M. - September 26, 2019
Ford Mustang 2017
Perfect car. Will definitely rent again
Mike L. - October 8, 2019
Nissan Sentra 2017
Super flexible & super fast/easy communication. Car was reliable, clean, new. Would definitely rent again!
Jess V. - October 15, 2019
Porsche 911 2014
First trip with Turo, and this set the bar extremely high. DCR & Charles were great...made the whole process an absolute breeze! The 911 was such an incredible ride.
Reece R. - September 18, 2019
Ford Mustang 2017
Fantastic car. The owner was a great guy, kind and accommodating when I slightly changed my plans.
Carol W. - September 18, 2019
Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid 2019
Himilicon was a wonderful host. He responded quickly and made pick up and drop off so easy!! The Ioniq is SO fun to drive and worked well in the city and in the hills. I didn’t want to give the car back ... such an amazing value and top of the line hosting. 👌🏻
Lynsey G. - September 21, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2015
James was amazing! Really flexible on pickup and drop-off time and the car was in prefect condition. Can't recommend James and his car more!
Eve F. - September 21, 2019
Kia Forte 2018
Amazing!! Car was where I needed it when I needed it. It was clean. Himilcon was super nice and helpful.
Chloe F. - September 24, 2019
Mercedes-Benz 560SL 1988
Had a great time riding Thomas’s Car around. Got a lot of head turns.
Matt J. - September 24, 2019
Chevrolet Impala 2008
Great experience booking Ozzie’s Impala. Excellent communicator and the car was exactly where he promised upon my arrival at the airport. I will definitely use Ozzie again!
Steve A. - October 14, 2019
Nissan Versa 2011
Leon was very easy to communicate with and the car worked exactly for what I needed!
Elizabeth C. - October 16, 2019
Ford Mustang 2017
Tom was great highly recommend doing business with him if you get a chance.
Marc D. - September 22, 2019
Cadillac Deville Convertible 1970
This was an AMAZING experience. We were really welcomes and it made our wedding photos very special.
Dallas T. - September 23, 2019
Audi R8 2014
This R8 is immaculate, beautiful, and fun to drive. It was convenient and easy to arrange pickup right at the airport! I’ll be renting this car or another one of their cars very soon! Thank you so much for the incredible experience!
Weston M. - August 14, 2019
Chrysler 200 2011
I am giving Nicolas an A++ for being a stellar guy! When I arrived, Nicolas greeted me warmly then handed me a bottle of cold water and a breakfast protein bar! He is the most easy going person, friendly and prompt. I would highly recommend him! Thanks again Nicolas 😉
Melanie H. - October 4, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2015
Could not have been smoother. Highly recommend James. He's the perfect host.
Kevin A. - October 11, 2019
Audi A5 2014
Great! Pick up and drop off was the easiest process I could have ever imagined! Considered Ubering everywhere but this is well worth it. My other favorite part was the awesome fuel economy on this beautiful Audi A5!!!
Andy T. - October 16, 2019
Chrysler 200 2011
Great to work with will definitely consider next time I’m in the desert!
Xhuliano K. - October 14, 2019
Can-Am Spyder F3 Limited 2017
Had a great time on the can-am spyder riding through Joshua Tree. Would highly recommend! Great vehicle and great owners!
David G. - October 15, 2019
Mercedes-Benz 380sl 1982
Had a little hiccup in the beginning with our car and Thomas was more than helpful and kind. He got us in a new rental and our trip was amazing! Our car was super comfortable and drove great! Thanks Thomas!
Jennifer L. - April 22, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2019
Couldn’t have been easier! Himilcon hand delivered the car to us at the airport. Car was brand new and spotless. Quick, smooth, comfortable. Cools down fast! It was 110 this weekend. Fit 4 tall adults no problem. Wouldn’t consider anything else of going back again. Thanks again, we had a great trip.
Jeff Q. - July 28, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2015
Everything was perfect ! The car is awesome, clean and James is very nice and accommodating, it allowed us to have a great day at Joshua Tree. Don’t hesitate to rent this car!
Jade V. - July 28, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2018
First off, picking up the car was very straight forward! Charles, who dropped it off to us, make sure everything was up to standards and ready for us to drive! He also went over a lot of the different features of the vehicle! The car was so much fun to drive! Beautiful and Elegant on the outside, sleek and modern on the inside! Such a beautiful piece of work! Loved every second of driving this car, and will definitely rent from this company again in the future!
Elizabeth O. - August 5, 2019
Deborah  Ann
Honda Civic 2016
Absolutely fantastic experience ❤️ I’m beyond grateful for the use of Curtis vehicle. He and his wife are extremely accommodating and the car is in excellent condition. I highly recommend renting from them!!!
Deborah Ann G. - August 7, 2019
Mercedes-Benz 560SL 1988
Thomas’s car was perfect for our trip! So stylish and fun
Ada S. - July 23, 2019
nicholas charles
Tesla Model 3 2018
I wanted to do a test drive and experience a full day of model three. Could not imagine a better day. meeting Muneeb was a bonus and the TURO app was effortless. It also was a preview of the future of cars and i now plan on buying the model Y.
Nicholas charles T. - July 24, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2015
James was great to rent from! Went out of his way to dropoff and pickup the car from me, which I really appreciated. The car was great also. Would definitely rent again!
Stefanie F. - July 25, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2015
James was a fantastic host. Flexible with drop off & return as well as the rental overall. As a Turo host myself, James is the prime example of an outstanding host! I definitely will be back should I need to rent again while out here.
Justin H. - August 19, 2019
Chevrolet Corvette 2019
Thank you for the wonderful easy rental this past weekend
Lesley K. - September 15, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2018
Great rental. Well worth it, would do it again.
Ty W. - August 27, 2019
FIAT 500 2012
Best rental experience so far Oscar was very cool and friendly, he made it very easy for me. He helped me and brought cat to the airport, also made it very convenient to drop off. Very helpful and responsible. Car was easy to drive and served the purpose of going to Joshua Tree Park very well. Thank you!
Alexey G. - August 22, 2018
BMW 2 Series 2016
Was a great rental from Marco! Ran into some problems with pickup because of the dealership messing the brakes of the car up, but Marco was flex and took the car in that morning to get it fixed. Delayed the pickup time a few hours and ended up still being able to pick up the car the same day. Great and fun car. Great communication. Would definitely rent again!
Josh H. - June 1, 2018
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2010
Great car, was as advertised. Eugene is super easy to deal with. I will rent his Mercedes again on my next trip to PSP.
Ryan C. - December 29, 2018
Volkswagen Passat 2015
Easy pickup and drop off. Super nice and very easy to communicate with. Overall had a great experience with the rental and no issues at all. Was honest about car and its condition and even took care of the check in process pictures for me.
Aakash S. - June 10, 2019
FIAT 500 2015
I enjoyed and had zero problems with Sergey. Would rent from again
Alex G. - July 30, 2019
Beth Shea
Nissan Altima 2017
The car and the interaction with the host were great.
Beth Shea P. - July 23, 2019
Scion FR-S 2016
Love the car and super easy to work with.
Collin R. - August 30, 2019
Can-Am Spyder F3 Limited 2017
Outstanding weekend filled with mini day trips. This machine is very fun to ride!
Tommy C. - September 3, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2015
James was super helpful and personable and the car was very clean! 🌟
Madison C. - September 15, 2019
Scion FR-S 2016
Jeremy’s Scion is beyond 5 Stars, and it was a joy to drive. Everything went smoothly, and I wouldn’t hesitate to book Jeremy’s car again. 5 stars all around. What a treat!
Roy S. - September 9, 2019
Ford Mustang 2017
Excellent host and car, made for a great day. I would highly recommend Thomas and his yellow Mustang.
Matthew M. - September 16, 2019
Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid 2019
Himilcon was a great communicator, the car was waiting for us and perfect, and the AC worked great - don’t be worried about the leather seats!
Jess R. - August 16, 2019

Best Palm Springs driving roads

Bradshaw Trail

Get off the beaten track and book a Palm Springs car rental, preferably with four-wheel drive, for a glimpse of the Orocopia and Chuckwalla Mountains in your rear-view mirror.

Palms to Pines Scenic Byway

As the swaying palm trees disappear only to be replaced by pines and firs, this picturesque byway journeys past Mount San Jacinto State Park and San Bernardino National Forest.

Route 74

Well worth the time and distance, cruise along this route toward Julian, with pit stops in the national parks or in the charming towns of Pinyon Pines, Little Paradise, and Oak Grove.