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Budget Car Rentals in Encinitas: What you need to know

Encinitas is just one of many neighborhoods in San Diego that are worth exploring, and, you'll need a vehicle to check out all there is to do here. The city buses, while affordable, may not take you to right where you want to go. Ridesharing, like Uber or Lyft, can be convenient, but rural areas may not have regular service. Additionally, if you plan to go all over Encinitas and the surrounding areas, the cost can add up.

If you want the easiest way to get around town for a good rate, then you're in the right spot. works with the most dependable rental car businesses. With a name like Budget, you know this company will try to get you the lowest rate. Started in 1958 in Los Angeles, Budget always attempts to provide the best rates for its customers.

Frequently asked questions

How do I find the best deals on an Encinitas Budget rental car?

We always strives to get you the best deal. Nevertheless, you can remember a few things to keep your upcoming booking affordable:

  • Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
  • Be aware of any cost for a mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. That way you will know the actual cost before you rent
  • Don't get more vehicle than you'll need. Usually, the smaller the car, the cheaper the rate

A bit of knowledge goes a long way to lower your rate.

Which forms of identification should I bring when I pick up my car in Encinitas?

Be sure to bring your driver's license and a credit card in your name.

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

Most suppliers, like Budget, require that you at least be 21 years old to rent a car. Please note, there might be an additional fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Go through Budget's to determine what the exact rate is before you book your vehicle

Is there a particular car I should rent for my trip?

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Encinitas. If you are having difficulty choosing, make sure to read over the chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory includes
Full Size SUVTo take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great viewsFord Edge, KIA Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar
Full SizeFamilies with luggage and a need for spaceInfiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar
Economy or Compact CarEasy to park and have great miles per gallonFord Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar

Do I need insurance when I rent a car in the United States?

Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance through the Budget. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with at checkout. Most credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover) will provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as 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 travel to San Diego.

Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Budget car rental?

Budget, like many other rental car companies, requires a deposit upon reservation. The amount can vary greatly based on the size of the car. Furthermore, make sure you have enough on your credit card to pay a deposit.

Do I have to fill up the tank before I take my car back to Budget?

Budget and most other rental car companies provide you a full to full tank policy. We advise bringing the car back with a full tank. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car to Budget. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Encinitas?

Many suppliers provide unlimited miles, but you want to make sure it is part of the package that you are purchasing. It's helpful to calculate how much driving you will be doing in and around Encinitas. You don't want to be hit with any surprise overages if you don't have unlimited miles, so make sure you read the supplier's policy. You may want to have unlimited miles if you are planning to explore everything that is in San Diego.

Are there any road trips I should take from Encinitas?

Once you've explored Encinitas, you'll be happy that you have your own car. Not sure where to start your trip? If you have a set of clubs, it may be worthwhile to pack them. Head to Encinitas Ranch Golf Course for day on the greens.

Reserve Your Ride Today!

With everything there is to do in San Diego, having access to your own ride lets you sightsee at your own pace. When you're ready to discover more of the United States, you can drive wherever you want, without having to coordinate ride-hailing services or spend time waiting for the bus.

Heading out of town soon? Book your Budget Encinitas rental car and drive to all the must-do activities. Book through and hit the roads in San Diego, California.