If you want to see everything San Diego has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from Budget. Don't waste your time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have access to your own car, you can drive wherever you want to go, when you want. Make your next getaway to California more enjoyable with a Budget car rental.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
With over 1 million people making San Diego their home, you should find plenty to see and do in this bustling city. Many tourists come to take advantage of San Diego's variety of entertainment options. But you may have your eye on exploring the captivating art scene. No matter what you decide on first, you'll want to see as much of San Diego as possible while on your vacation. Once you grab the keys to your Budget rental car, you'll be on your way to discovering more of this culturally diverse city.
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What you need to know about car rentals
How do I get a San Diego Budget rental car at a great price?
We strive to get you the lowest price, whether you reserve your car. But booking your car ahead of time can help you save even more. Be sure to keep the car under one driver's name and go over the mileage policy to avoid any unexpected fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my rental car in San Diego?
Be sure to bring credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What's San Diego's minimum age to rent a car?
Budget's minimum age to rent a car in San Diego is 21. Make sure to review Budget's policy, as there could be additional fees if you are under 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular.
Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to San Diego?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with 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 smaller 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 decrease your emissions and save on gas, then pick a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a bit of luxury on their San Diego trip can choose a higher-end car model like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.
Is insurance required when you rent a car in the United States?
You are required to have insurance before you rent in the United States. Many major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover) usually cover your car rental. However, many of them have prohibitions, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out by calling your credit card company to find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to San Diego. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does Budget require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
Budget requires a deposit when you book your rental car. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your rental for your trip. Please note that the deposit may vary greatly depending on the model and make of the vehicle.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Budget?
We recommend a full tank policy. You pick up your Budget rental with a full tank. But, if you return the rental with less than the amount that you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a filling station before you bring it back to Budget. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
San Diego is a busy city, so there is going to be a lot to do. You may not want to concern yourself about your miles if you are planning to see what else California has to offer. Those searching for more entertainment to their San Diego trip can check out one of the two theme parks in the area. Embrace your inner child, or take the family to Belmont Park or SeaWorld San Diego.
Does Budget offer one-way rentals in San Diego?
Budget typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to drop off your vehicle at another location. However, there may be an additional charge when you opt for one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in San Diego, having access to a vehicle can come in handy. When you are ready to check out more of California, you can go wherever you want to, without having to hanging out a stop waiting for the bus or signal for a cab.
Before you head out of town, book your Budget San Diego rental car and take off to all the must-see sights at your own pace. Book through CarRentals.com and hit the streets in San Diego, California.