San Luis Obispo Car Rentals from $26

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Mazda 3 4 door

or equivalent Intermediate

passengers

5

luggage

3

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$26 /day

975 airport drive suite06 san luis obsipo airport, san luis obsipo, ca 93401

Chevrolet Cruze

or equivalent Intermediate

passengers

5

luggage

3

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$26 /day

901 airport drive suite 2 san luis obispo county airport, san luis obispo, 93401

Nissan Frontier

or equivalent Pick-Up

passengers

4

luggage

1

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$29 /day

2989 broad street, san luis obispo, ca 93401

Chevrolet Impala

or equivalent Full-Size

passengers

5

luggage

4

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$30 /day

901 airport drive suite 2 san luis obispo county airport, san luis obispo, 93401

Ford Fiesta

or equivalent Economy

passengers

5

luggage

0

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$32 /day

901 airport drive suite 3, san luis obispo, ca ca 93401

Chrysler 300

or equivalent Premium and Luxury

passengers

5

luggage

0

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$35 /day

901 airport drive suite 2 san luis obispo county airport, san luis obispo, 93401

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san luis obispo county regional

Average Pick-Up time: 0-10 minutes

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Annie Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019, 3:08 AM

We had reserved ahead of time and everything was ready.

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Travel bug Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018, 10:15 PM

Every experience that I have had with Enterprise has been smooth, quick and problem free. Other companies seem to take so long at the checkout counter.

901 airport drive, suite 2 san luis obispo county airport

Average Pick-Up time: 0-10 minutes

9.6 Out of 10 (Based on 5.0 reviews)

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Adita Reviewed on Jan 3, 2019, 6:12 PM

Couldn’t have gone smoother. Helpful and friendly staff. Made suggestions that made a bit of a complicated itinerary easier

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Ginny Reviewed on Oct 7, 2018, 8:53 PM

All worked out well

901 airport drive suite 3

Average Pick-Up time: 11-20 minutes

9.0 Out of 10 (Based on 6.0 reviews)

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Stephen Reviewed on Feb 3, 2019, 5:22 PM

Overall a good small car which was powerful enough but not a gas hog. A lot of the good experience was due to the airport SBP, which is much better than SFO LAX SEATAC. Not having the rental counter open for returns for early flight was a minus.

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Jerry Reviewed on Jan 31, 2019, 5:40 PM

The car we had, a Nissan Sentra, was clean and roomy - meeting all my needs for the five days in California. Gas mileage was outstanding - saving me much as gasoline is $3.50+/gal. Smooth and enjoyable ride. No issues with drop off at a different location than pickup.

12318 los osos valley rd

Average Pick-Up time: 0-10 minutes

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Kevin Reviewed on May 1, 2019, 5:14 PM

They picked me up and dropped me back and all went extremely smooth. The personnel were very friendly& professional.

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Ron45 Reviewed on Sep 7, 2018, 8:25 PM

Terrible start! Car I ordered was not available. Had only 2 choices for car, a corolla or a Dodge Ram pickup. Took the Corrola. All 4 tires were 5 lbs below mfg specs. Nail in right front tire that had been marked with an X by someone. Registration had been expired for 3 months. Bad Bad Bad! Good news was that Jake in your Sacramento office was awesome and exchanged the car with a great substitute. He made it all good and was awesome. Car great!

We collected 60 reviews in total for all stations in San Luis Obispo, California, United States of America with an average score of 8.7/10.
Please be aware that some of these reviews may have been translated automatically into English.

Car rentals in San Luis Obispo: All you need to know

You want a great car to get around San Luis Obispo whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the famous sites around the area and pull up in front of the best restaurants in San Luis Obispo. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in San Luis Obispo. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

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

We always strive to get you the best deal. However, to get the most savings when you travel to San Luis Obispo you can do a few things. Be sure to:

  • Compare vehicle pricing before you book
  • Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can cost more
  • Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
  • Search and reserve as far in advance as you can

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

What rental suppliers have retailers in San Luis Obispo?

In San Luis Obispo, there are 4 car rental suppliers to decide from, like Enterprise. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.

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

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 a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:

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

Typically, to rent a car in San Luis Obispo you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to find what the exact rate will be before you reserve your rental.

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

Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy interim coverage with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will cover your car rental. But there may be limitations, like not covering bigger automobiles like trucks or SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to San Luis Obispo.

Are there different fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will need to find an open gas station close to the drop-off location

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.

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

Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit several customers all over San Luis Obispo. You can cruise as much as you want and not incur additional charges. Review your policy to see if there are mileage restrictions.

Know before you go

Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot on your San Luis Obispo adventure. You should take time to:

  • Inspect your vehicle and make sure there is no dents or scrapes. 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 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 navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your San Luis Obispo 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal car rental that can suit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.

Enterprise car rental locations in San Luis Obispo
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Avis car rental locations in San Luis Obispo
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Budget car rental locations in San Luis Obispo
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Hertz car rental locations in San Luis Obispo
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