San Jose Car Rentals

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Toyota Corolla

or equivalent Intermediate

passengers

5

luggage

4

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$21 /day

50 AVIATION WAY WATSONVILLE AIRPORT HLE, Watsonville, CA 95076

Specialty Cars

or equivalent Special Cars

passengers

5

luggage

2

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$49 /day

SAN JOSE INTL AIRPORT, SAN JOSE, 95110

Chevrolet Express 11 passenger van automatic

or equivalent Vans and Trucks

passengers

11

luggage

4

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$54 /day

Mineta San Jose International Airport, San Jose, CA 95050

Ford Explorer

or equivalent Suv and Crossover

passengers

5

luggage

0

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$62 /day

2551 San Ramon Valley Boulevard, SAN RAMON, CA CA 94583

Infiniti Q50

or equivalent Full-Size

passengers

5

luggage

2

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$65 /day

5555 STEVENSON BLVD, Fremont, CA 94538

Chevrolet Suburban

or equivalent Suv and Crossover

passengers

7

luggage

2

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$88 /day

Norman Y Mineta San Jose Airport, SAN JOSE, CA 95110

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.

395 curtner ave

Average Pick-Up time: 11-20 minutes

10.0 Out of 10 (Based on 1 review)

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Eddie lopez Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019, 4:51 PM

Great service, team are ready to help. I'll be glad to use again. Thanks

norman y. mineta san jose international airport

Average Pick-Up time: 0-10 minutes

9.5 Out of 10 (Based on 22 reviews)

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Susan Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019, 6:26 PM

Enterprise is my favored rental. Prove is what can keep me away

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Jason ngo Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019, 4:29 PM

I came in with a reservation of a minivan but we saw a Cadillac suv and the staff helped us traded the 2 vehicles. We like the services and the friendly staffs of enterprise.

1485 kerley dr

Average Pick-Up time: 11-20 minutes

9.0 Out of 10 (Based on 2 reviews)

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Bhupen Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019, 7:21 PM

Everything was great. Only need more employees at the checkin counter. I had to wait half hour to pick up my vehicle

mineta san jose international airport

Average Pick-Up time: 11-20 minutes

8.8 Out of 10 (Based on 45 reviews)

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dj Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019, 7:41 PM

Good experience with Alamo - great customer service and easy pick up & drop off procedure.

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soon Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019, 6:18 PM

Encourage too many explanations and choices. The car I reserved always changes.

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Roger Reviewed on Apr 28, 2019, 7:25 PM

It was a very long wait to get the car as there were not enough agents, which seems typical for all car rental companies, not just Alamo. The vehicle was great and turn in was efficient. Staff was friendly at the counter and at return

norman y mineta san jose airport

Average Pick-Up time: 21-30 minutes

8.7 Out of 10 (Based on 41 reviews)

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Jared Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019, 9:50 PM

Everything was smooth throughout the entire process!

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Eric Reviewed on Apr 14, 2019, 5:52 PM

6 days visiting colleges in Bay Area and San Luis Obispo. Lots of driving, 3-5 hours per day. Intention to buy a used mountain bike in San Luis Obispo. Ordered a Mercedes c300 For its fold down rear passenger seats. Arrived and no c300, we received a Jaguar xe sedan. Actually a nice car but no fold down seats. Was impossible to speak with desk before arriving so I had to just deal with it. Was offered bigger vehicles for more. Anyway, other than vehicle not available the check in and drop off were simple as could be. I thought it was s fabulous value to drive that nice car for $40/day. Jaguar did great on hwy 17 and the tiny roads in the Santa Cruz mountains. I’ll definately rent from Sixt again.

We collected 632 reviews in total for all stations in San Jose, California, United States of America with an average score of 7.2/10.
Please be aware that some of these reviews may have been translated automatically into English.

Car rentals in San Jose: All you need to know

A San Jose car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of California has to offer. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in San Jose. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.

How can I get a bargain car rental in San Jose?

You are well on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental by going through us. But, to get the most savings on your trip to San Jose you can do a few things. Make sure to:

  • Compare the prices of vehicles
  • Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which usually are more expensive
  • Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
  • Search and book as far in advance as you can

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in San Jose.

What rental companies have outlets in San Jose?

We have around 22 rental suppliers that you can choose from. We have budget-friendly names like Fox and Budget and global ones like Ace and Enterprise. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.

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

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this California town means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:

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

Typically, the age limit for renting a car in San Jose is 21. But, there might be an additional fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Read through the terms to discover what any additional charges will be before you book your vehicle.

Does San Jose require rental car insurance?

Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary coverage through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, give some coverage; but, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check rental car company's policy before you decide.

Are there different fuel policies?

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

What fuel policy do you recommend?

We usually recommend that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.

What are some things to do in San Jose?

There is tons to see and do in San Jose. This city has around 11 attractions that it is known for. Some of the most popular are:

  • San Jose Museum of Art
  • Winchester Mystery House
  • Tech Museum of Innovation

Fortunately, you'll be able to cruise to the one you want or see them all.

Before you drive off

Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:

  • Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area

Book your San Jose rental car today

Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can fit your requirement and not deplete your travel piggy bank.