San Diego Intl. Airport Car Rentals

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Nissan Versa

or equivalent Compact

passengers

4

luggage

0

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$8 /day

San Diego International Airport, San Diego, CA 92101

Ford Focus

or equivalent Intermediate

passengers

5

luggage

5

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$9 /day

San Diego International Airport, SAN DIEGO, CA 92101

Nissan Maxima

or equivalent Premium and Luxury

passengers

5

luggage

4

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$22 /day

San Diego International Airport, san diego, 921041

Chevrolet Traverse

or equivalent Suv and Crossover

passengers

7

luggage

4

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$36 /day

3355 Admiral Boland Way San Diego Intl Airport Ste R175, SAN DIEGO, 92101

Bmw X3

or equivalent Suv and Crossover

passengers

5

luggage

2

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$40 /day

SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, San Diego, CA 92101

Bmw X3

or equivalent Suv and Crossover

passengers

5

luggage

2

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$43 /day

SAN DIEGO OFF AIRPORT OFFICE 3355 ADMIRAL BOLAND WAY, SAN DIEGO, CA 92101

Prices are based on searches made during the previous 7 days. Price is dynamic and varies based on the date of the booking, length of rental and car class.
There is no guarantee this price will be in effect at the time of your search.

san diego international airport

Average Pick-Up time: 31-40 minutes

9.5 Out of 10 (Based on 4 reviews)

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Maria Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019 4:30 PM

Easter weekend, totally understand there is higher volume. However, all the self-service scanners had problems so that didn't help. My desk agent tried to upsell me on a larger vehicle which I did not realize until after he printed the tentative agreement and I double checked the numbers. I was not interested in paying $30 more dollars for a two day rental.

san diego off airport office 3355 admiral boland way

Average Pick-Up time: 11-20 minutes

9.3 Out of 10 (Based on 31 reviews)

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KBrown Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019 9:30 PM

Smooth, no issues; clean car. Did not pressure to up-sell

san diego international airport

Average Pick-Up time: 11-20 minutes

9.0 Out of 10 (Based on 60 reviews)

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Eddie Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019 5:10 PM

No to good they upchatged me 15 dollars plus a fee for two days when I only rented for 1 day

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sxmjim Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019 4:25 PM

Renting was very simple. I changed times of pick up and drop off multiple time w/o any problem.

san diego international airport

Average Pick-Up time: 21-30 minutes

8.9 Out of 10 (Based on 32 reviews)

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Joconnell520 Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019 4:26 PM

The people at Enterprise were great. However, I chose Enterprise over other rental agencies (and paid a higher fee) because carrentals.com lists Enterprise as "In Terminal" for San Diego airport. Other agencies are listed as "Shuttle to Car". In truth, all agencies require a shuttle to the car, which adds 20 minutes to the experience.

5.0 out of 5.0 2.0 out of 5.0

april Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019 4:19 PM

the car we picked up had few miles but gas gage sensor was malfunctioning the entire time. made it very difficult to know when we were out of gas....most of the time it blik=nked saying it was empty. with the high cost of the car the quality should be better.

3355 admiral boland way

Average Pick-Up time: 11-20 minutes

8.2 Out of 10 (Based on 19 reviews)

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Pao Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019 6:23 AM

I have been told that I have to return the car on time. No later than 10 or 30minutes after, I will be charged for a full day. I know other car rental company give 1hr for traffic jams.

5.0 out of 5.0 1.0 out of 5.0

Hui Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019 7:51 PM

The lady at the counter added a lot of things to our reservation and convinces us that we don’t have insurance and we need one. But we purchased from car rental and showed her. Not until later I keep calling to make sure that we have insurance and we don’t need the one she added. She asked us we can only come in to cancel it. We are in the mid of our trip! That lady is totally unprofessional. I have been with car rental for years. This is first worst experience that I have. Her name is Jean

We collected 878 reviews in total for all stations in San Diego, CA, United States (SAN-San Diego Intl.) with an average score of 7.8/10.
Please be aware that some of these reviews may have been translated automatically into English.

Everything you Need to know about car rentals at San Diego Airport (SAN)

With your itinerary in hand, you can feel the anticipation rising. As soon as you grab your luggage, your vacation can begin in this great city, which has a population close to a million people. While staying in San Diego, you are going to need an automobile to visit everywhere on your itinerary. There is no faster way to get your vacation going right away than to snag your own car. CarRentals.com lists almost all the info you need to know to make sure your rental experience at San Diego Airport (SAN) is as simple as possible.

Where do I find the most affordable rental car provider at San Diego Airport?

CarRentals.com can help you iron out the details for your trip to San Diego. If you want to snag the best possible deal, you ought to:

  • Decide the car you'll need for your trip. Don't get more car then you need
  • Compare and contrast all the deals available
  • Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with added costs

Do I have to be a certain age to book a San Diego car rental?

You can rent a car in San Diego if you are at least 21. Please note typically you'll be charged an added fee if you are younger than 25. Additionally, if you plan to rent a higher category vehicle (premium, large capacity, SUV, etc.) there may be further age restrictions. Make sure you check the rental car company's policy before you book.

What rental car companies are at San Diego Airport?

You'll find 18 rental companies at the San Diego Airport. Rent from a company like Fox, A Plus, ACE, and Advantage, to name some. With over a dozen fantastic options, you are sure to get the rate and the auto that you desire.

Is insurance required for San Diego rental cars?

You are required to have insurance before you rent a car in San Diego. You may also buy additional insurance through your supplier, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental. Many major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) typically provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call your credit card company and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to San Diego. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

Do I need to bring anything special when I get my vehicle in San Diego?

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

What fuel policy should I go for in San Diego?

We suggest a "full-to-full" policy. You should receive your automobile with full tank of gas, and you should return it topped off. To avoid any added expenses, you should fill up your tank before you return the car.

Will my San Diego rental car have unlimited mileage?

San Diego is a busy city, so there is going to be a lot to do. With it's easy-going attitude and pleasant weather, San Diego exemplifies the SoCal lifestyle. However, there is more to do in this town than just soak up the sun on one of its many gorgeous beaches. With attractions like the Sea World and Balboa Park and numerous eclectic neighborhoods, there is no shortage of things to see and do in America's Finest City. With unlimited miles, you can cruise worry free when you check out the sights or see all that San Diego has to offer. No matter what you pick to do first, you'll want unlimited miles to check out as much of San Diego as you can during your stay.

Can I get a one-way rental for my San Diego trip?

Many car rental suppliers typically offer one-way rentals. You may find it easier to drop off your vehicle at another location. Don't forget there is typically an extra fee when you opt for one-way.

Is there a particular vehicle I should reserve when I land at San Diego Airport (SAN)?

That depends on your needs and what you will be doing. For bigger cities, like San Diego, you may find navigating and finding a parking spot easier in a smaller car. Commute times in San Diego average 27 minutes, so you may feel a SUV or mid-size car provides a more comfortable ride. If you want to decrease your emissions and save on gas, then choose a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a bit of luxury on their San Diego trip can choose the premium category for a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.

Your San Diego rental car is waiting at the airport

With San Diego's popular sights and activities, you'll want to make your trip count. When you rent a car with a company you can depend on, it'll be that much easier to focus on the things that really matter, instead of worrying over ridiculous booking expenses. So, on your upcoming vacation, score big on our deals by booking an affordable San Diego rental car.