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San Jose Car Rentals

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Suzuki Grand

or equivalent other

passengers

5

luggage

4

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manual

A/C

Yes

from

$1 /day

san jose airport

Diahatsu Bego

or equivalent other

passengers

5

luggage

0

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manual

A/C

Yes

from

$1 /day

juan santamaria airport across from hampton inn hotel

Hyundai Elantra

or equivalent other

passengers

5

luggage

3

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manual

A/C

Yes

from

$1 /day

juan santamaria san jose costa rica international airport

Nissan Tiida

or equivalent other

passengers

5

luggage

2

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manual

A/C

Yes

from

$1 /day

juan santamaria international airport 500 msts east from casino fiesta

Toyota Rush

or equivalent other

passengers

7

luggage

5

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$1 /day

next to cima hospital escuzu plaza tempo

Susuki Jimny

or equivalent other

passengers

2

luggage

4

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manual

A/C

Yes

from

$1 /day

nu car rentals-san jose

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.

avenue 18

Average Pick-Up time: 31-40 minutes

9.0 Out of 10 (2 Reviews)

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Greg Reviewed on May 22, 2019, 6:09 AM

The car was the basic model. Did not know that so what is still being built. No radio remote control. The ventilation could not be adjusted, so you could not air-condition the footwell on the coast and in the mountains fogged the windscreen, so you had to drive in the rain and 15 degrees outside temperature with windows open.

juan santamaria international airport

Average Pick-Up time: 41-50 minutes

6.9 Out of 10 (7 Reviews)

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5.0 out of 5.0 3.0 out of 5.0

Philip Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019, 6:02 PM

Returning the car became a major under taking, all the literature did not have return address and had to drop off car at airport where the shuttle drops off, spent over 1 hour looking for drop off location, can't wait to see what the charge for that will be, it's cheaper then paying for 2 new airline tickets if I missed the flight. Drop off was off airport location. There are rental companies that have service at the airport, try to find them to avoid this off airport location drop off. I have used Dollar many times and is a good company, just had a drop off issue this time.

5.0 out of 5.0 5.0 out of 5.0

Roger Reviewed on Feb 16, 2019, 1:28 PM

Good experience would use them again. I came without making any arrangements for phone use so next time, I would rent the MIFI unit they have for the phone GPS and texting

5.0 out of 5.0 1.0 out of 5.0

Robbb Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019, 3:34 AM

Horrible experience. The rental company charged me $475 for insurance coverage for one week. I’ll nevet do this again

We collected 213 reviews in total for all stations in San Jose (and vicinity), Costa Rica with an average score of 6.2/10.
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 allows you 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 the region has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about car rentals in San Jose. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in San Jose?

CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and go down the list of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the best offers in San Jose. You should also:

  • Compare all the deals available
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
  • Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
  • Don't rent more vehicle than you'll need. Typically, the smaller the car, the lower the rate

Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental suppliers have outlets in San Jose?

We have around 21 car rental providers that you can choose from. We have budget-friendly names like Budget and Thrifty and global ones like Advantage and Hertz. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in San Jose?

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in San Jose. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to read over our table below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:

How old do you have to be to rent a car in San Jose?

Typically, to rent a car in San Jose you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the terms to determine what the exact charge is before you rent your car.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in San Jose?

When cruising through San Jose or the rest of country, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through CRI.

The major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will generally cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to San Jose.

What are the different fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.

What fuel policy should I get?

Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. 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 Jose.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in San Jose?

Unlimited miles is a good choice if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over San Jose. You can drive as much as you want without incurring additional charges. Go over your policy to discover if there are any restrictions.

Before you leave the lot

Be sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot on your San Jose adventure. You should:

  • Walk around the car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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 wipers
  • Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your San Jose car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels San Jose has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in San Jose.

When To Book A Rental Car For San Jose

Daily Price Per Month*

Rental Car Prices As Pick-Up Date Approaches*


Disclaimer: *Price per month is based on the median price across all car categories in 2018. Price per days to pick up is based on the median price across all car categories in 2018.

Car Rental Information For San Jose

Pick-up Location San Jose
Car Types Economy, Mini, Premium, Standard
Rental Stations in San Jose 2
Airport Stations in San Jose 1
Rental Agencies in San Jose Economy Rent A Car, E-Z Rent-A-Car
Avis car rental locations in San Jose
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Alamo car rental locations in San Jose
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