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Avis Carlsbad Reviews

Car rental rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 5 ratings


"Excellent service and exceptional value."

(Reviewed on November 12, 2014 )


"Bridgette at the San Diego Kettner Office was wonderful and she made the process very easy. Thank you!"

(Reviewed on September 18, 2014 )


"excellent experience and great value. thanks"

(Reviewed on May 14, 2014 )


"Vehicle wasn't available. Avis wasn't able to call me because didn't send my phone number to the agent. Otherwise, experience was positive."

(Reviewed on May 11, 2014 )

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Avis Car Rentals in Carlsbad: What you need to know

Carlsbad is just one of many neighborhoods in San Diego that are worth exploring, and, you will want a car to check out all there is to do around the area. The city buses, while cheap, may not take you to precisely where you want to go. Ridesharing, like Uber or Lyft, can be convenient, but you'd be surprised by how many areas they don't serve. Additionally, if you plan to go all over Carlsbad and the surrounding areas, the cost can add up.

If you want the simplest way to get around town for a fantastic price, then you've found the perfect place. works with some of the most dependable car rental companies in the world. Avis was the first car rental business to be located in an airport and have over seventy years of providing cars to visitors from all over. With over 5,000 locations internationally and an assorted fleet of autos, Avis is sure to offer you a great experience from beginning to end. In fact, recent customers have rated Avis 4 out of 5 stars for overall satisfaction. They are known to exceed in staff friendliness, car cleanliness, and drop-off time.

Frequently asked questions about renting a car

How do I get the best rates on a Carlsbad Avis car rental?

You are well on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental when you use Nevertheless, you can do a few things to keep your upcoming booking affordable:

  • Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
  • Book your rental car as far ahead of time as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they generally are more expensive
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer

A little knowledge goes a long way to lower your price.

What documents do I need when I pick up my rental car in Carlsbad?

You will need to bring your credit card, as well as your driver's license.

How old do I have to be to rent a car?

Avis's minimum age to rent a car is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an added fee if you are under 25. Make sure to review Avis's policies to find out if there is an additional cost for you.

What kind of Avis rental car should I get for my trip to Carlsbad?

That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Carlsbad. If you are having a bit of trouble choosing, be sure to look over the chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory includes
Luxury or Premium classEveryone who wants to travel Carlsbad in styleInfiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar
MinivanSizable groups that need room for all their luggageFord Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar
Economy or Compact CarGreat for driving through congested citiesFord Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar

Does the U.S.A. require car insurance?

When driving in Carlsbad or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Avis requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through Avis for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with at checkout.

The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) will usually provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to San Diego.

Do I need to pay a deposit on my Avis rental?

Avis, like many other rental car agencies, requires a deposit when you book. The amount can vary greatly depending on the size of the car. Also, be sure you have enough on your credit card to put down a deposit.

Where do I go to pick up my Avis rental car?

The Avis terminal is conveniently found inside the airport. When you disembark from the plane, you can head towards their desk.

What is the fuel policy on my Avis car rental?

At, we advise a full to full policy. You pick up your Avis rental with the needle at "F". But, if you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to Avis.

Why should I get unlimited miles in Carlsbad?

Most suppliers provide unlimited miles, but you want to ensure it is part of your bundle that you are purchasing. It's helpful to figure out how much driving you will be doing on your trip to Carlsbad. You don't want to be hit with any surprise overages if you don't have unlimited miles, so be certain you go through the company's policy. You may need to have unlimited miles if you are planning to discover everything that is in San Diego.

Anything I should make sure to do around Carlsbad?

Once you've explored Carlsbad, you'll be happy that you have your own vehicle. If you like to get on the links when you are on holiday, then you've come to the right place. There are four golf courses in San Diego. Want to work on your short game? Check out:

  • Four Seasons Resort Aviara
  • The Crossings at Carlsbad
  • La Costa Resort & Spa
  • Rancho Carlsbad Golf Club

California is full of things to do for tourists and locals alike. You may just have to jump into your rental car and find what is else is in the region.

Book Today for Great Rates

With so much to do and see in San Diego, having the keys to your own vehicle lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to discover more of the U.S. of A, you can leave wherever you want, without having to coordinate ride-hailing services or spend time waiting for the bus.

Before your next holiday, book your Avis Carlsbad car rental and visit all the must-see sights. Book with and hit the highway in San Diego, California.