Why BA car hire?

Book your car hire with British Airways - in partnership with Avis - and enjoy these great benefits:

  • Great rates and flexibility
  • Combine your flight with a car and save
  • Convenient and extensive choice of locations
  • Earn Avios on every rental
  • All mandatory charges included
  • 24 hour customer support
  • Free additional driver for Executive Club members
  • Join Avis Preferred at no extra charge and beat the queues with faster pick up

Los Angeles fly-drives

There is so much to discover in Los Angeles that you’ll need a car to really get the most out of your break. Book a fly-drive holiday and enjoy the sights of this vibrant city and the surrounding areas.

Your options really are endless when you hire a car. Embark on the ultimate road trip, whether you drive along the Pacific Coast Highway to San Diego or combine LA, Las Vegas and San Francisco. Drive inland to Palm Springs, which is a great base for exploring Joshua tree National Park. Our handpicked hotels make it easy to hotel hop and appeal to a wide range of tastes and budgets.

See Los Angeles and beyond by car

See the natural beauty of Los Angeles by car

From Los Angeles to San Francisco

Take the Pacific Coast Highway from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Visit family-friendly Santa Barbara, or go horseback riding and surfing at picturesque Pismo Beach. The craggy coastline of idyllic Carmel makes a spectacular backdrop for your road trip, while the dramatic scenery around Pebble Beach is truly breathtaking. Drive through the artichoke fields of Monterey and stop at Santa Cruz. Ride the giant dipper rollercoaster, which was built in 1924, or stroll along the boardwalk. There are also plenty of rides and amusements to keep everyone entertained.

From Los Angeles to Palm Springs and San Diego

Combine a stay in vibrant Los Angeles with a relaxing spa break in Palm Springs. Go to Palm Canyon Drive for shopping and art galleries. Catch Villagefest – a popular event that attracts both tourists and locals. Wander the palm lined streets and browse more than 200 booths which offer beautiful art, handcrafted items and unique food. End up in San Diego, which offers vibrant nightlife, stylish boutiques and family-friendly theme parks. The Gaslamp Quarter is home to Latin-infused nightlife, while Seaport Village offers an array of dining options.

From Los Angeles to Las Vegas and San Francisco

For the ultimate West Coast road trip, combine Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco. Spend some time exploring LA, hang out on vibrant Santa Monica beach and see the famous sights of Hollywood. Head towards the bright lights of Las Vegas; explore The Strip and discover shopping malls, spectacular resorts and the dancing Bellagio fountains. Then pass through the arid Death Valley and Yosemite National Park on your way to San Francisco.

From Los Angeles to Palm Springs with Joshua Tree National Park

Combine a city break in Los Angeles with a relaxing stay in the desert oasis of Palm Springs. In LA you can strike the perfect balance between lazy beach days, action-packed sightseeing and exhilarating attractions that will appeal to everyone. In contrast, the breathtaking scenery around Palm Springs is unique and dramatic. Spend a few days relaxing in one of our handpicked hotels. Go shopping on Palm Canyon Drive, enjoy a round of golf or take some time to explore the breathtaking Joshua Tree National Park.

Day trip to Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is easily accessible from Los Angeles, making it ideal for a day trip. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, rolling valleys and miles of picturesque beach, Santa Barbara offers plenty of things to do. From horse riding to surfing and unbelievable outdoor adventures. This pedestrian-friendly town has great architecture, shopping and culture. The warm, year round climate makes it ideal for outdoor activities, from hiking to world-class golfing and family-friendly treks. But the fantastic spas and diverse shopping are a great way to escape the sunshine.

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