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Hire a Motorhome in Los Angeles
Situated right on the Pacific coast, Los Angeles is the ideal starting point to hire an RV and embark on your road trip in the USA. Immerse yourself in the glittering world of Hollywood and explore the most stunning beaches of Los Angeles, stretching from Santa Monica to Surfrider Beach in Malibu. Take a scenic drive through the majestic redwood trees or book a one-way rental and end your road trip tackling the steep streets of San Francisco. Rent your campervan in Los Angeles and set off on your extraordinary American road trip!
Pick up your RV rental in Los Angeles here
Our Los Angeles RV rental station is conveniently located just a 10 to 15-minute taxi journey from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). For those arriving at the airport, we recommend using Lyft or Uber services. If you’re driving to our station, we are conveniently situated just off the 405 freeway that runs along the western edge of Los Angeles. Please note that we do not provide parking facilities at our rental station, so we recommend using the long-term parking options available at the airport. While public transportation may not be as efficient as in some other major cities, it is possible to reach our Los Angeles station using public transit, although it may take up to an hour with up to 2 transfers.
13600 S Inglewood Ave
Hawthorne CA 90250
Getting to the station
From LAX Airport: The public transportation in Los Angeles has improved in recent years, but it is still not as extensive or convenient as in some other major cities. From the airport, we recommend to take a Lyft or Uber to the roadsurfer station (10-15 minute drive).
We do not provide parking facilities at the L.A. roadsurfer station, so we recommend using the long-term parking options available at the LAX airport.
Roadsurfer RV fleet in Los Angeles
Whether you’re planning a solo outdoor adventure in the Couple Condo or a family holiday in the Liberty Lodge, roadsurfer Los Angeles has the perfect RV for your upcoming road trip in the US. Both options come equipped with air conditioning that operates even when the vehicle is stationary, a solar panel to prolong your off-grid experience, and even a TV for added entertainment. Explore all the advantages and take a look at them now:
Please note that while roadsurfer RVs come with solar panels, the batteries are not equipped to last for prolonged periods without connecting to shore power. When using the AC, the battery can die in less than a day, causing a shutdown of all electrical componentry in the vehicle. Please take this into consideration when selecting your campsites and their amenities.
Your roadsurfer advantages
Free 2nd driver included
Rebook or cancel with the Flex option up to 48 hours before departure
Free camping equipment and kitchen utensils included
Roadsurfer one-way rental
In USA, our one-way campervan rental option enhances the flexibility of your journey. You won’t need to drive the entire way back, allowing you to travel without the constraint of time and explore more during your holiday. With unlimited miles, your freedom knows no bounds when you embark on a one-way road trip from Los Angeles.
How to book your one-way rental with roadsurfer
During the booking process, you have the flexibility to select your desired return location. If you rent your RV or campervan from Los Angeles, you have the option to return it to one of the following stations in USA:
- Las Vegas
- San Francisco
How much is the one-way rental fee?
A £ 265.00 one-time fee applied during the booking process.
Motorhome and RV hire with roadsurfer in Los Angeles
Hire an RV with roadsurfer in Los Angeles and begin planning your dream road trip through the Golden State of California. Set off on your adventure with a fully equipped roadsurfer RV and discover the beautiful beaches, dramatic mountains, and vibrant cities of California during an exciting camping holiday. Enhance your sense of freedom and flexibility by opting for one of our convenient one-way rental choices, allowing you to end your epic journey in either San Francisco or Las Vegas. Whether you’re embarking on a trip from L.A to San Francisco or a longer multi-state road trip, roadsurfer in Los Angeles has got you covered. Take a look at these useful tips for your Los Angeles RV rental:
Motorhomes & RVs with ready-to-go camping equipment
Our roadsurfer RVs are equipped with everything you may require or want on your road trip, particularly if you are flying in from overseas. Enjoy a seamless driving experience with built-in navigation, unwind on a big and comfortable bed, and make use of a fully stocked kitchen complete with utensils and tablewear, allowing you to prepare your favourite meals. Additionally, we provide an outdoor table and camping chairs so you can enjoy your time outside and dine al fresco. You can also reserve bedding and any other equipment when you make your RV booking.
Important visa information
Please ensure that you have the necessary visa before travelling. The following guide applies to all UK and EU citizens, including those from Ireland, Norway, Switzerland, and Croatia:
- If you are planning a road trip through the USA, you will require a USA visa or an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation).
- If you begin your trip in the USA and travel to Canada, having a USA visa or ESTA is sufficient. You do not need a Canadian visa to enter the country by land.
Best time to hire an RV in Los Angeles
You can enjoy a visit to Los Angeles throughout the year, as the weather remains relatively pleasant. Summers can be quite hot, particularly if you’re camping away from the Pacific coast. During this time, it’s perfect for a relaxing beachside getaway for couples or an exhilarating surfing adventure with a close friend. However, please note that due to the extreme heat experienced inland during the summer, roadsurfer RV rentals are not allowed in Death Valley, except in the winter months. Winters in LA are generally mild, but mountainous areas like the stunning Sierra Nevadas, where Yosemite National Park is located, can get significantly colder. Therefore, plan your road trip accordingly and be prepared for colder temperatures (and snow) in those regions. Spring and autumn are the ideal seasons to visit as the temperatures are pleasant, and the national parks are less crowded. If you’re planning a longer road trip to other states, ensure that you check their current requirements, such as the need for snow chains, as they are not provided.
Filling and emptying water tanks in Los Angeles
When setting off on your journey, locating water fill-up stations for your RV within the city of Los Angeles can be challenging. Once you are beyond the city limit, it will be much easier finding such stations. When returning your RV rental, you must empty your waste and grey water. The nearest service station is a short 15-minute drive away, where you can dispose of your grey water tank. Please note that this station has limited operating hours, typically open for only 2-3 hours per day.
- 7660 West Imperial Highway, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
Due to the limited operating hours, we recommend staying in a campsite that provides those facilities before finishing your road trip.
Petrol stations near our L.A. location
When you hire an RV in Los Angeles, you’ll need to return it with a full tank of fuel and Adblue. The closest places to our Los Angeles station to fill up are the Mobil petrol station on Rosecrans Ave if you’re driving from the south, or the 76 petrol station on W El Segundo Blvd if you are driving from the north.
- MOBIL, 4750 W Rosecrans Ave, Hawthorne, CA. 90250
- 76 Gas Station, 4773 W El Segundo Blvd, Hawthorne, CA 90250
Parking near our Los Angeles location
There is street parking available, but with regular street sweeping on Mondays and Tuesdays, it’s not the best option and not the safest. If you are looking to park your vehicle while you are on your roadsurfer RV adventure, you can find many long-term parking options at the Los Angeles International Airport, which is just a 15-minute taxi journey from our Los Angeles station.
Food shopping and last minute essential near our L.A. location
Make sure to stock up on any last-minute essentials before hitting the road. If you are looking for groceries, there are several Ralphs supermarkets located within a 5 to 10-minute drive of the Los Angeles station. You can also find several Trader Joe’s around the greater Los Angeles area. For other general supplies, Walmart and Target are just down the road. It should be easy to find whatever you need around Los Angeles.
Coffee shops near us
If you are in need of a bit of caffeine and food after your long travel journey before setting out on your roadsurfer adventure, there is a delicious French bakery and café called Le Pain Du Jour Bakery across the street from the Los Angeles station. It’s a great place to pick up some croissants and coffee to enjoy right away or take with you on the road.
Camping near Los Angeles
There are plenty of campsite possibilities near Los Angeles once you get just outside the city. If you plan on driving along the Pacific Coast Highway, you can escape the big city by staying at Malibu Creek Campsite in Malibu Creek State Park, or staying within walking distance of the beach at Leo Carrillo State Park Campground. If you prefer to go hiking on trails like the Pacific Crest Trail, you can try Buckhorn Campground, or Manker Flats Campground, in Angeles National Forest. If a Disneyland visit is more your style, check out Anaheim Harbor RV Park. There are so many campsites to choose from but here are a few more we recommend:
- Dockweiler RV Park – panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from Malibu to Catalina Island, plus great amenities and entertainment
- Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort and Campground – near San Dimas and Lake Puddington Reservoir with beautiful mountain views
- Rancho Oso RV and Camping Resort – beautiful scenery near Santa Barbara with a wide variety of entertainment activities
- Sycamore Canyon Campground – no shortage of things to do in Point Magu State Park, from relaxing on the beach, hiking and mountain biking routes, as well as a 200-foot sand dune
Please be aware that campsites in and around Los Angeles, as well as throughout California, can become fully booked during the peak seasons. To secure your desired campsite, we highly recommend making reservations up to 6 months in advance. This will ensure that you have the best chances of securing a spot for your road trip adventure.
Places to visit near Los Angeles
California offers something special for every type of traveler, and with roadsurfer as your “home on wheels,” you’ll be transported to your dream destinations:
Beaches Near Los Angeles
If you’re a beach lover, the picturesque Pacific Coast Highway (State Highway 1) will lead you through the sun-drenched beach towns of Ventura and Santa Barbara, which hold a special place in the hearts of the global surf community. From La Jolla to Huntington Beach, Malibu to Santa Cruz, and Half Moon Bay, it’s truly a paradise for surfers. Along the coastline, you’ll find a multitude of incredible campsites nestled right by the shore, allowing you to wake up to the gentle sounds of the waves.
Nature Near Los Angeles
For those seeking outdoor adventures and a chance to escape the city, California, Oregon, and Washington boast 13 breathtaking National Parks. Prepare to be amazed by waterfalls, volcanoes, deserts, and the towering giants of the world’s tallest trees. Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature and encounter wildlife in places like Redwoods National Park, Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Crater Lake, and Mount Rainier National Park. Deep within the forests, you’ll discover numerous hidden campsites that will make you feel as if you’re in complete solitude with nature.
Sights Near Los Angeles
For city dwellers and avid Instagram enthusiasts, California is the ultimate destination! Just like in the movies, a visit to Los Angeles is a must. Explore the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, marvel at the wonders of the Griffith Park Observatory, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the groovy boardwalk at Venice Beach. Afterward, venture north to San Francisco and capture photos of the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge, immerse yourself in the bohemian vibes of Haight & Ashbury, and embark on a memorable visit to Alcatraz Island.