San Diego Intl. Airport Car Rentals

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Nissan Tiida or similar

or equivalent other

passengers

5

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manual

A/C

Yes

from

$1 /day

san diego international airport

Yaris Or similar

or equivalent other

passengers

4

luggage

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$7 /day

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Kia Forte

or equivalent other

passengers

4

luggage

2

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$10 /day

3355 admiral boland way

Hyundai Sonata

or equivalent other

passengers

5

luggage

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$10 /day

3355 admiral boland way

Kia Sedona

or equivalent other

passengers

7

luggage

4

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$16 /day

904 w. grape street

Kia Rio

or equivalent other

passengers

4

luggage

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$17 /day

san diego off airport office 3355 admiral boland way

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.
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Average Pick-Up time: 11-20 minutes

9.3 Out of 10 (14 Reviews)

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Martin Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019, 5:51 PM

Counter, pickup and drop off all smooth and professional.

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James Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019, 1:56 PM

Normally Alamo has been excellent, but this time I was somewhat disappointed. I reserved and agreed to pay extra for a Premium vehicle (advertised as Nissan Maxima or similar). There were only 3 cars to choose from, none of which most people would consider “premium”: a Nissan Pathfinder (giant gas-guzzling SUV), Dodge Challenger (muscle car with limited back seat room), and a Chevy Malibu (basic ho-hum sedan).

san diego international airport

Average Pick-Up time: 0-10 minutes

9.0 Out of 10 (66 Reviews)

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mnortiz03 Reviewed on Jul 20, 2019, 3:49 PM

This was the most efficient and friendly rental experience I’ve ever had. Would definitely look to rent from Alamo again at this location!

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CherK Reviewed on May 22, 2019, 5:16 AM

While the people were great, the car was disappointing. It has some sort of flaws in the paint that slowed down the pickup process.

san diego off airport office 3355 admiral boland way

Average Pick-Up time: 11-20 minutes

8.6 Out of 10 (61 Reviews)

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Lori Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019, 6:55 PM

Customer service couldn’t extend my agreement over the phone after I explained it was a medical problem.

3355 admiral boland way san diego intl airport

Average Pick-Up time: 31-40 minutes

8.4 Out of 10 (16 Reviews)

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Liz2883 Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019, 6:49 PM

Hertz was an easy pick up. They seemed to have the longest lines compared to the other rental companies but maybe they were going through a shift change or something. There was only 2 people working the counter then another man came to work the quick reservation pick up phone booth things. I went there because we had a reservation but he was only helping one at a time so I went back to the line. Another girl ended up jumping on to another system and helped us. However I did choose an car which was compared to a malibu or camry- but when I went to pick up, she told me my reservation was compact and charged me $10 more per day for the type of vehicle we were picking up. Had I not paid the extra fee, we were going to get something that looked like an egg. Other than the up charge and the wait all was good. The vehicle we got was a 2019 Kia Optima, and it ran like a champ. The drop off was super easy and the guy checking it back in was super friendly which was a plus at 4:30 in the morning.

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Johnny Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019, 4:37 PM

Hertz staff was very helpful and when I wanted to exchange the vehicle I was able to do so without any issues.

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Mike Reviewed on Jun 1, 2019, 6:12 PM

Excellent

We collected 1123 reviews in total for all stations in San Diego, CA, United States (SAN-San Diego Intl.) with an average score of 7.6/10.
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.

Alamo car rental locations in San Diego Intl.
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Enterprise car rental locations in San Diego Intl.
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Dollar car rental locations in San Diego Intl.
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Hertz car rental locations in San Diego Intl.
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Thrifty car rental locations in San Diego Intl.
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Budget car rental locations in San Diego Intl.
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Avis car rental locations in San Diego Intl.
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Advantage car rental locations in San Diego Intl.
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Economy Rent a Car car rental locations in San Diego Intl.
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NÜ Car Rentals car rental locations in San Diego Intl.
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National car rental locations in San Diego Intl.
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Fox car rental locations in San Diego Intl.
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Airport Van Rental car rental locations in San Diego Intl.
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E-Z Rent-A-Car car rental locations in San Diego Intl.
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Ace Rent A Car car rental locations in San Diego Intl.
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Payless car rental locations in San Diego Intl.
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