There is no better way to see everything San Diego has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Airport rental car. Don't spend time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have the keys to your own ride, you can go wherever you want to go, whenever you want. Make your upcoming getaway to California even more enjoyable with an Airport car rental.
CarRentals.com puts you in the driver's seat
With over 1 million living in San Diego, you know there is going to be plenty to see and do in this bustling city. Many guests come to have fun exploring San Diego's possibilities of entertainment. However, you may have your eye on exploring the burgeoning art scene. Whatever you decide on first, you'll want to take in as much of San Diego as possible while on your stay. Once you grab the keys to your Airport rental car, you'll be on your way to exploring this culturally diverse city.
CarRentals.com works with several of the finest car rental dealers in the world, like Airport, because they are known for their success in providing customers with the best vehicles on the road. We can help your trip get off to a great start.
What you need to know about car rentals
How do I find the best rates on a San Diego Airport rental car?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price, whether you book. But getting ahead of your visit can help keep spending low. Be sure to read the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I get my car in San Diego?
Be sure to bring your driver's license and a credit card in your name.
What's the minimum age to rent a car in San Diego?
Most suppliers in San Diego set the minimum age to rent a car at 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an added fee if you are under 25. Take time to read through Airport's policies to determine if there is an additional cost for you.
What kind of Airport rental car should I get for my trip to San Diego?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit San Diego. For bigger cities, like San Diego, you may find exploring and parking easier in a compact car. Commute times in San Diego average 27 minutes, so you may find a mid-size vehicle or SUV more comfortable. If you want to lower your emissions and save on gas, then pick a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a bit of extravagance on their San Diego vacation can choose a higher-end vehicle like a Mercedes C-Class or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Does the United States require car insurance?
In the United States you do need to have insurance before you rent a car. Many of the major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover) typically cover your car rental. However, many of them have prohibitions, such as not covering large vehicles, like premium models or some 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 U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Airport car rental?
Airport does require a deposit when you book your rental. Airport will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your car for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit will vary greatly based on the model and make of the car.
Do I have to return my Airport rental with a full tank?
We suggest a full to full policy. You receive the car topped off. However, if you return the rental with less than the amount that you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a gas station before you bring it back to Airport.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
San Diego is a big city, so there is going to be a lot to do. You may not want to concern yourself about your mileage limits if you are planning to see what else California has to offer. Those wanting to add even more excitement to their San Diego getaway can check out one of the two theme parks in the region. Embrace your thrill-seeking side, or take the fam to Belmont Park or SeaWorld San Diego.
Can I get a one-way rental from Airport?
Airport typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to drop off your vehicle at a different Airport. Don't forget there is typically an additional charge when you choose one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in San Diego, having your own set of wheels can come in handy. When you are ready to check out more of California, you can go when you want to, without trying to signal for a taxicab or sign up for a ride-share.
Before your next vacation, book your Airport San Diego rent-a-car and take off to all the must-do activities at your own pace. Book through CarRentals.com and cruise the streets in San Diego, California.