San Diego Car Rentals

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Nissan Tiida or similar

or equivalent other

passengers

5

luggage

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manual

A/C

Yes

from

$3 /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

san diego international airport

Kia Forte

or equivalent other

passengers

5

luggage

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$10 /day

3355 admiral boland way

Hyundai Elantra

or equivalent other

passengers

5

luggage

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$16 /day

san diego lindberg international airport

Kia Sedona

or equivalent other

passengers

7

luggage

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automatic

A/C

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from

$16 /day

904 w. grape street

Kia Sportage

or equivalent other

passengers

5

luggage

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$17 /day

san diego airport 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.
There is no guarantee this price will be in effect at the time of your search.

1 park blvd

Average Pick-Up time: 11-20 minutes

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S Az Reviewed on Jan 1, 2019, 10:08 PM

nice, clean, good condition and quickly managed

900 f st ste 167

Average Pick-Up time: 0-10 minutes

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Tom Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019, 4:44 PM

Great service, nice car, good value.

1670 kettner boulevard suite 1 downtown san diego

Average Pick-Up time: 0-10 minutes

9.8 Out of 10 (12 Reviews)

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Jacob13 Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019, 10:17 PM

Terri at the front desk was friendly, helpful and organized. She had the reservation ready and got me to the car in 5 minutes. Probably the easiest car rental reservation I've had.

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Rb Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019, 4:43 PM

My only negative was that the return location was difficult to find. Avis lists it in a shopping mall, next to Sears. Well, that Sears has closed and it is jot clear from the outside of mall where the Avis office is located .

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Rpm1776 Reviewed on Sep 22, 2019, 11:56 PM

This location has amazing staff that know how to keep thi gs moving.

san diego international airport

Average Pick-Up time: 0-10 minutes

9.4 Out of 10 (13 Reviews)

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Melvin Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019, 4:24 PM

I rented a car in San Diego with a dropoff in San Jose. There was no drop off charge. The cost of the rental was about 1/3 of what it was elsewhere. I rented a standard size car, such as a VW Jetta. At the counter, I was offered a Kia Soul or a VW Beetle. I said this was not equivalent to a Jetta. The agent checked and said a Jetta was available and I could have that. When I went to get the car, the attendance there pointed me to a large selection of somewhat larger cars and I chose a Nissan Altima for the same very reasonable price.

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Dr Tim Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019, 7:34 PM

The pickup was fast and easy. The drop off was exceptional. I was treated like the celebrity that I am.

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

Counter, pickup and drop off all smooth and professional.

san diego international airport

Average Pick-Up time: 0-10 minutes

9.0 Out of 10 (66 Reviews)

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Carguy Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019, 5:20 PM

Pick up was very easy. Choosing our own car let us skip one that had a musty odor. If that had been the only one in the Intermediate class I suppose we would have demanded a different car, but we didn't need to cross that bridge. Returns were pretty easy though the workers directing lanes for return caused confusion. One lane was open based on cones but someone flagged us to move to a lane on the far side. Better cone management would have been better.

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Ed Rivera Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019, 4:58 PM

Very little line and waiting on line. Customer service was very good, car was clean at pick location Return location, great customer service and hassle free drop off

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Kristin Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019, 5:15 PM

My experience was so much better than my previous car rental through Budget.

We collected 1259 reviews in total for all stations in San Diego, California, United States of America with an average score of 7.8/10.
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Car rentals in San Diego: All you need to know

You want a great vehicle to get around San Diego whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in San Diego. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in San Diego. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.

How do I find a great deal on a car rental in San Diego?

We always try to get you the best deal. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:

  • Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
  • Reserve your car rental as far in advance as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups; they usually are pricier
  • Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your San Diego rental car.

What rental companies have outlets in San Diego?

CarRentals.com has around 45 rental car suppliers that you can decide from. We have budget-friendly names like Dollar and Thrifty and global ones like Advantage and Hertz. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to San Diego?

That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in San Diego. If you're having difficulty choosing, make sure to look over our table below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:

What's the age requirement to rent a car in San Diego?

Usually, to rent a car in San Diego you must be at least 21. But, there might be an additional fee if you're under 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Go over the terms to find what the exact rate is before you reserve your rental.

Will I need insurance to get a car rental in San Diego?

Insurance is required, no matter where you're renting a car. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it's needed, you can simply add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.

What is the fuel policy for San Diego rental cars?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the San Diego.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over San Diego. You can drive wherever you like without incurring added charges. Be sure to read your policy to see if there are any limitations.

What are some things to do in San Diego?

There is tons to see and do in this city. San Diego has around 15 attractions that it is known for. Some of the most popular are:

  • La Jolla Shores
  • USS Midway Museum
  • Cabrillo National Monument
  • Sunset Cliffs

Lucky for you, you can drive to the one you want or see all of them.

Before you leave the lot

Make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot on your San Diego adventure. It's worth the time to:

  • Look over the car and make sure there is no dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your San Diego rental car today

Know that you can count on a great vehicle that will result in more money to spare when you reserve your car with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect San Diego rental car. We'll see you around town.

Car Rental Information For San Diego

Pick-up Location San Diego
Car Types Compact, Economy, Fullsize, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, Premium, Special, Standard
Rental Stations in San Diego 44
Airport Stations in San Diego 17
Rental Agencies in San Diego Ace, Aiport Van Rental, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Economy Rent A Car, Enterprise, E-Z Rent-A-Car, Fox, Hertz, National, NU Car Rentals, Payless, Thrifty
Enterprise car rental locations in San Diego
10 locations
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Avis car rental locations in San Diego
6 locations
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Alamo car rental locations in San Diego
2 locations
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Dollar car rental locations in San Diego
1 location
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Hertz car rental locations in San Diego
8 locations
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NÜ Car Rentals car rental locations in San Diego
1 location
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Budget car rental locations in San Diego
2 locations
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Thrifty car rental locations in San Diego
1 location
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Advantage car rental locations in San Diego
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Economy Rent a Car car rental locations in San Diego
2 locations
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National car rental locations in San Diego
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Fox car rental locations in San Diego
2 locations
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Airport Van Rental car rental locations in San Diego
1 location
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Ace Rent A Car car rental locations in San Diego
2 locations
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Payless car rental locations in San Diego
1 location
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E-Z Rent-A-Car car rental locations in San Diego
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