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Juan Santamaria International Airport

Average pickup time: 51-60 minutes.
5.3 out of 10 (6 Reviews)
Friendliness
7 /10
Friendliness 70%
Cleanliness
8 /10
Cleanliness 80%
Pickup time
7.3 /10
Pickup time 73%
Overall value
5.6 /10
Overall value 56%
5 out of 5
MaryReviewed on Jan 6, 2020, 12:34 PM
Friendly, and spoke English to make transaction easy.
3 out of 5
neilReviewed on Dec 31, 2019, 8:24 PM
Pickup took a full hour. This was the same for the other clients there to pickup a rental car. Given the hard sell for insurance coverage.
1 out of 5
Gemo41Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019, 8:29 AM
I was asked to pay all while I had already paid to Autoescape (rest paid taxes assessed at 2.60E) after several phone calls he acknowledged that I had paid but they claimed $ 95.94 from taxes without proof without paying he did not give me the car.

Budget rental cars in San Jose: All you need to know

If you want to see everything San Jose has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from Budget. Stop spending your vacation waiting on the bus, or being nickel and dimed with ride-shares or taxis. When you have the keys to your own car, you can drive anywhere you want to go, whenever you want. Make your upcoming trip to California more enjoyable with a Budget car rental.

CarRentals.com puts you in the driver seat

With over 1 million putting down permanent roots in San Jose, you should find plenty to see and do in this bustling city. Travelers come to enjoy San Jose's burgeoning art scene and plenty of interest for history buffs. No matter what you decide on first, you'll want to check out as much of San Jose as possible while on your stay. Once you grab the keys to your Budget car rental, you'll be on your way to exploring this exciting city.

CarRentals.com works with many of the top companies in the industry. With a name like Budget, you know they'll try to get you the cheapest rate. Started during Los Angeles in 1959, Budget always attempts to provide the best rates for its customers.

What you need to know about car rentals in San Jose

How do I get the best rates on a San Jose Budget rental car?

CarRentals.com strives to get you the best rates, no matter when you book. However, reserving well ahead of your trip can help you save even more. Make sure to read the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.

Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my rental car in San Jose?

Be sure to carry with you your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.

What's San Jose's minimum age to rent a car?

Budget's minimum age to rent a car in San Jose is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an additional fee if you are under 25. Make sure to check Budget's policy to know if there is an additional cost before you book.

Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to San Jose?

That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit San Jose. For bigger cities, like San Jose, you may find exploring and parking easier in a smaller vehicle. Commute times in San Jose average 29 minutes, so you may find a SUV or mid-size car more comfortable. If you want to lower your emissions and save on gas, then opt for a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a little luxury on their San Jose trip can choose a higher-end car model like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.

Is insurance required when you rent a car in the United States?

In the United States you do need to have insurance before you rent from Budget. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check credit card issuer's policy before you decide. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Budget car rental?

Budget requires a deposit when you book your rental. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your vehicle for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit can vary greatly based on the make and model of the vehicle.

What is the fuel policy on my Budget car rental?

We advise a full tank policy. You should get your automobile with a full tank, and you will want to refuel up to the amount you picked the car up with. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring it back to Budget.

Should I get unlimited miles when I drive in San Jose?

San Jose is a large city, so there is going to be a lot to do. You may not want to concern yourself about your miles if you are planning to see what else California has to offer.

Can I get a one-way rental from Budget?

Budget typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to return your rental car at a different location. Don't forget there is typically an additional fee when you choose one-way.

Reserve your ride today!

With so much to do and see in San Jose, having your own car can come in handy. When you are ready to check out more of California, you can go when you like, without having to coordinate a ride-share or spend time waiting for the bus.

Before you head out of town, book your Budget San Jose rental car and take off to all the items on your itinerary at your leisure. Reserve through CarRentals.com and speed along the road in San Jose, California.