Last Updated on March 23, 2024 by Elizabeth

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Heading to Coachella? The trendy, hugely popular annual outdoor music fest will take place over two weekends in April 2024 (Apr 12-14 and April 19-21) and features a diverse lineup of over 150 bands and musical artists performing on multiple stages.

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But how will you get there? Since its launch in 1999, Coachella has been held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California—about 24 miles from Palm Springs. Here’s how to get the very best deal on a rental car for your Coachella getaway.

How to Get a Cheap Rental Car for Coachella

Book early.

The best time to book your rental car is soon as you know you’re heading to Coachella, since some rental agencies may run out of vehicles. Unlike airline tickets, rental car reservations can usually be canceled without a penalty. The best strategy is to ask AutoSlash for a quote early on, and then keep checking to see if prices go down.

Track your reservation.

It’s a time-sucking chore to constantly check for lower rates but, luckily, AutoSlash can to do this for you at no extra cost. After you book your car, ask AutoSlash to track your reservation. We’ll let you know if there’s a price drop so you can rebook at the lower rate.

Make the most of a weekend rate.

Car rental companies can offer very attractive weekend promo rates—but there are often some strings attached. Knowing a little about rental car logic will help you get the most bang for your buck out of a weekend rental.

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Check both on and off airport.

Flying into LAX or Phoenix or Palm Springs? An airport rental might be convenient, but it might also be pricey. A short Uber ride to a nearby neighborhood rental location could cut your rate in half. But off-airport rates aren’t always cheaper, so it pays to check both.

Coachella Dates: April 12-14 and April 19-21, 2023

The event typically features musical artists from many genres of music, including rock, pop, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music, as well as art installations and sculptures. Across the grounds, several stages continuously host live music.

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The 2024 Coachella festival line-up featured scores of musical acts, including:

  • Lana Del Rey
  • Doja Cat
  • Tyler, The Creator
  • No Doubt
  • Ice Spice

How to get to Coachella: Head to Google Maps, Waze or MapQuest or your favorite GPS-enabled app. Type in “Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, CA” and simply follow signs and signals when you get close. The actual street address of the festival is 81-800 Avenue 51, Indio, California 92201.