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Recently Booked San Jose Car Rentals from $ 19.94/day

Compact

(Nissan Versa Note or Similar)

compact
  • 4
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 19.94 /day

($ 79.74 total)

Economy

(Chevrolet Spark or Similar)

economy
  • 2
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 20.18 /day

($ 80.71 total)

Standard

(Hyundai Elantra or Similar)

standard
  • 5
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 21.06 /day

($ 42.12 total)


Special

(Kia Soul or Similar)

special
  • 5
  • 5
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 21.87 /day

($ 21.87 total)

Intermediate

(Honda Civic or Similar)

intermediate
  • 5
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 22.29 /day

($ 44.57 total)

Fullsize

(Kia Optima or Similar)

fullsize
  • 5
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 23.66 /day

($ 47.31 total)


Prices are based on bookings made during the previous 42 days. Price is dynamic and varies based on the date of the booking, length of rental and car class. There is no guarantee this price will be in effect at the time of your search.

San Jose Car Rental Reviews

Car rental rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 80 ratings

Fox

"kudos to Calvin, Chad, and Patrick for providing excellent service." CLIFFORD

(Reviewed on September 27, 2015 )

Thrifty

"outstanding experience at San jose. good job thrifty and CarRentals.com" KINGI

(Reviewed on September 22, 2015 )


Sixt

"First time using sixt and CarRentals.com. Overall, very satisfied with my experience!" JUAN

(Reviewed on September 17, 2015 )

Dollar

"excellent value for money would definitely rent from CarRentals.com again! this was the first time and loved it fast , efficient and easy + a great deal thank you" PATRICIAR

(Reviewed on September 17, 2015 )


Sixt

"Excellent service bigger car then I wanted but it worked out Thank you." FRANCES

(Reviewed on September 13, 2015 )

Fox

"I rented for the first time and I had a great experience. Overall I am very much pleased with the transaction. I would try next time with Fox again It is good if you mention that online insurance is not from Fox and give..." Read more SRINIVAS

(Reviewed on September 08, 2015 )


Payless

"Excellent service and value!" LISA

(Reviewed on September 02, 2015 )

Enterprise

"We opted to cab to an off airport location to save major bricks. Customer service was the usual exceptional service we expect from Enterprise. Jason was amazing. But because this was a small location, the selection was lim..." Read more BARBARA

(Reviewed on August 31, 2015 )


Payless

"Great experience" LESLEY

(Reviewed on August 28, 2015 )

Airport

"It was a very good experience renting car from AVR using CarRentals.com. I would like to come back to CarRentals.com for my future trips :-)" PRAVEEN

(Reviewed on August 26, 2015 )


Firefly

"Staff was outstanding. Enjoyed the service. Thank you so much for the fantastic service. Car was most enjoyable and fun to drive." SONJA

(Reviewed on August 25, 2015 )

Airport

"Outstanding experience" BRIAN

(Reviewed on August 22, 2015 )


Sixt

"I was other Car rent VIP and rent a car every month, I thik Sixt car rental service and car better, I will change to rent from Sixt car rental. Thanks" DEAN

(Reviewed on August 14, 2015 )

Sixt

"Offered a Prius which was great and wonderful on mileage. Said have to look up things in auto manual to see how things worked!" DEBRA

(Reviewed on August 10, 2015 )


Your Guide to San Jose, CA

With its green surroundings and numerous attractions, San Jose, CA is the perfect spot for quick trips and extended vacations alike. Shop until you drop, spend hours at galleries and museums, or visit vineyards in California's glorious wine country. In short, San Jose has it all…as long as you’ve got a way to get around. Make the most of your next trip to the Bay Area with a cheap San Jose car rental.

Swanky San Jose

Downtown San Jose has plenty to offer the intrepid visitor. Within a five-mile radius of the downtown area are the San Jose Museum of Art, Ballet San Jose, and the HP Garage. Six miles away from the downtown area is one of the most interesting sights in San Jose: the Winchester Mystery House™. This house was built by Sarah Winchester after the death of her husband. Her expansive fortune and burgeoning madness gave her the means and desire to continuously build, even when the plans were nonsensical. You can take a tour, but be careful—the place is reportedly haunted.
No trip to San Jose is complete without a trip to one of its sports teams. If you’re visiting in the fall or winter, you must catch the beloved San Jose Sharks play at SAP Center—make sure you get there in time to watch the game intro! Football fans will find themselves right at home with a trip to the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s® Stadium, located about 8 miles north, in Santa Clara.

Beyond San Jose

San Jose and its surrounding area have grown significantly grown from its farming roots, thanks mostly to the IT developers in Silicon Valley. But the city and the Greater Bay Area still sport a tremendous amount of greenery, which you can see whenever the mood takes you. Rent a car in San Jose through CarRentals.com so you can drive 20 miles north to the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. In addition, the gorgeous wine country of Napa is just 90 miles south of San Jose, and is well worth a day trip.

Mission San Jose and Beyond

Like many cities first settled by the Spanish, San Jose began around a mission—in this case, Mission San Jose, built in 1797. When California joined the United States in 1850, San Jose was briefly its capital, an honor that was later transferred to Sacramento. San Jose concentrated primarily on agricultural development for decades, until the advent of World War II led to an uptick in industrial manufacturing. This lean toward technology continued even after the war, with computer companies and tech firms leading the way. The area San Jose occupies has since become part of “Silicon Valley”—not bad for a little mission town.

Warm and Breezy

San Jose enjoys the temperate weather of the Bay Area—minus the fog that routinely ensconces San Francisco. During the winter, you can expect average highs in the 60s and 70s, along with some wet weather from December through February. Occasionally temperatures drop below freezing at night, though this is limited to one or two days per year. Don’t pack too many tank tops for the summer; record-breaking temperatures aren’t routine here, and July and August are in the mid-70s and 80s. You will get the occasional triple-digit heat wave, but they are as rare as the freezing nights.

Traveling Through NorCal

Here at CarRentals.com, we provide you with the best deals on cheap rental cars in San Jose, Santa Clara, San Francisco, and beyond. Whether you’re looking for a minivan to haul your entire flock to the Winchester Mystery House™, or you want a GPS-equipped SUV to help you get to a Giants game in San Francisco, we’ve got the perfect car rental for you. Book today and head for San Jose at your leisure.
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Dollar car rental locations in San Jose

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Thrifty car rental locations in San Jose

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Enterprise car rental locations in San Jose

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Budget car rental locations in San Jose

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Avis car rental locations in San Jose

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National car rental locations in San Jose

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Alamo car rental locations in San Jose

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Hertz car rental locations in San Jose

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ACE car rental locations in San Jose

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Fox car rental locations in San Jose

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Airport car rental locations in San Jose

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Payless car rental locations in San Jose

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Advantage car rental locations in San Jose

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Firefly car rental locations in San Jose

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