San Diego car hires from £19/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in San Diego with a pick-up date of 29/4 and drop-off date of 4/5. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Economy£19/day
Compact£25/day
Intermediate£25/day
Standard£23/day
Full-size£30/day
People carrier£32/day
Full-size SUV£29/day
Luxury£35/day
Convertible£35/day
Intermediate SUV£25/day
Compact SUV£30/day
Standard SUV£33/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in San Diego

  • Cheap car hire in San Diego is a popular option for tourists visiting the city. However, it is important to remember that California has strict laws regarding drinking and driving. The legal limit for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08%, and if a driver exceeds this limit, they can be charged with a DUI (driving under the influence). It is crucial for anyone driving a car in San Diego to understand the consequences of drunk driving and to never operate a vehicle after consuming alcohol. Designated drivers or ride-sharing services should always be considered as a safe alternative.
  • With cheap car hire in San Diego, there’s a range of additional extras to enhance the hire experience. One of the most popular options is car insurance, which can provide peace of mind and protection in the event of an accident or theft. Many San Diego car hire companies also offer additional drivers, allowing more than one person to drive the car during the hire period. Other options may include child seats, ski racks and snow chains for winter driving. It is important to check the hire agreement carefully to ensure that any additional extras are included in the price and to avoid any unexpected fees.
  • San Diego car hire companies typically offer a drop-off location at San Diego International Airport (SAN), formerly known as Lindbergh Field. The airport has multiple terminals, and the specific location for car hire drop-off may vary depending on the car hire company. However, most companies have a designated return area within close proximity of the terminals. It's important to check with your car hire company ahead of time to confirm the drop-off location and any associated instructions or fees for returning the vehicle to the airport.
  • Driving around San Diego is the most convenient and comfortable way of getting to know all corners of the region, as the freeway system is fairly easy to navigate and traffic is manageable (aside from during rush hour). Because public transportation services are unreliable in the city, staying mobile by renting a car is the best option. It is also ideal for travelers looking to explore other destinations outside the city, such as the wine country of nearby Temecula, or those who want to embark on a road trip along the California coast.
  • All the big car hire agencies can be found in the San Diego International Airport (SAN), at the Consolidated hire Car Center just outside the airport. The hire Car Center is accessible via free shuttle bus services that stop at all terminals.
  • Although the freeway system isn't generally complicated, always have a map or a GPS on hand to help you. When driving downtown, beware of tourists or other reckless drivers who may be too used to driving in the city. If you’re interested in hopping across the border to Mexico, make sure you talk to your hire agency, as they may need to provide specific documentation, such as car insurance that is also valid in the neighboring country. But if your plan includes a day trip to Tijuana, it's easier to just park your car on the U.S. side of the border and walk across.
  • Although traffic is manageable, roads are usually fairly busy throughout San Diego, so avoid rush hours both in the morning (between 6:30 and 10 a.m.) and afternoon (between 3:30 and 6:30 pm) if you don't want to be stuck in traffic for longer than needed. Freeways along the coast also get pretty packed on weekends, especially the I-5.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in San Diego for £35 or less
  • Book your car hire in San Diego at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in San Diego are around 35% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate car hire in San Diego are around 19% cheaper than other car types, on average

San Diego car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in San Diego 
TonyApr 2024
All rental cars are off site so plan accordingly.
Verified travelerDec 2023
Try to rent directly from the Company. Sometimes they have way better offers!
Verified travelerDec 2023
Close to the trolley. Very convenient.
Verified travelerDec 2023
Everyone was really really nice!!
TonyFeb 2024
This location is about a 10 minute Uber ride from the airport. Thought it was at the airport when we booked. Was not a big issue, but something to keep in mind.
gerryJan 2024
I learned to drive in San Diego. I am always surprised when I return to see the average speed everyone drives gets faster than previous visits. 15 mph over limit now.
RicardoDec 2023
Airport rentals come with an extra fee. Rent from non-airport location if possible.
Verified travelerDec 2023
Not sure how I feel about the car renting business right now.
JanetDec 2023
Don’t feel you have to upgrade just because the sales person at the desk tells you you need to. He’s just trying to upsell you and there’s no reason for it.
PattiNov 2023
Driving in San Diego is a breeze with a GPS. Avoid the major highways during rush hour and you’ll have no issues. All of the main attractions were within a short driving distance from our Airport- Harbor Island hotel Rent from a a major company - AVOID U-Save. It did save some $ but not worth the aggravation.
Verified travelerOct 2023
If you have car insurance then it most likely have rental car coverage. Dont bother buying extra insurance from the rental agencies. Always best to call your car ins company and check about the coverage then if the rental co tries to pile this on you have some knowledge to deny it.
EnmanuelNov 2023
Go to Avis, they are great
GaryNov 2023
Make sure your rental company allows you to drive out of the area. Payless only lets you drive in SoCal, so I had to change to Thrifty at the last minute since I was doing a road trip to Colorado. Turn-in at San Diego is really easy for all rental agencies. The new car rental facility is really nice.
KathleenSept 2023
A little crazy compared to the midwest. Use navigation tools, with voice, and know that a slight right sometimes means a 360 degree turn. Also it will tell you to stay in the far right lane and 2 seconds later there are 2 new lanes on the right.
Verified travelerOct 2023
Park where you have plenty of room. My car was damaged in s hot and run while at a restaurant. Driving was fairly easy when using Google maps. Would not suggest going without proper map or directions.
Verified travelerOct 2023
Parking is limited in many areas and there may be charges for parking at hotels and restaurants, etc.
Verified travelerOct 2023
Make sure you don’t get charged over
Verified travelerOct 2023
Rent in advance and don't take no for an answer since most rental companies don't want to honour online rentals
Verified travelerAug 2023
Driving in San Diego is difficult only in that freeway traffic signage comes up quickly as the road are curvy....especially if the older highways. USE GPS and listen to it. DO NOT text and drive.
SarahAug 2023
Choose a company at the rental center and not “offsite” to save yourself the headache. We rented a car from Fox after the Economy disaster and that went very smooth.
KatherineJul 2023
I was not driving during rush hour so it was very easy. The rental location is right next to the freeway so access was very easy.
Jeri LynJun 2023
We used our navigation, and we were able to find all of our destinations quickly and easily.
ThomasJun 2023
Driving in San Diego was not difficult, especially when we used our rental cars navigation system.
Verified travelerJun 2023
Spend the extra money and go with a bigger better company
Verified travelerAug 2023
Rent from sam diego airport location. Very well run
LauraJun 2023
Make sure you bring your itinerary and foreign driver’s licence even if you also have an American driver’s licence.
Verified travelerJul 2023
Uber drivers were quite competent, but since I got screwed over by Hertz, I can't answer this personally.
ChristinaJul 2023
Call the rental places about their deposit policies because neither this company nor kayak.com made that clear
TommyJul 2023
Stick with larger companies (ie Enterprise) and rent directly from the company and not a third party.
LeahAug 2023
Parking can be a challenge, and just like any other big city, traffic can be heavy.
Verified travelerJul 2023
Don’t follow the car in front of you too closely. Avoid rush hour.
Verified travelerJul 2023
Make sure it’s closer to San Diego airport not to CBX.
HerbAug 2023
Contact the rental counter as soon as you land / arrive
Verified travelerJul 2023
Typical large city driving. No special issues or problems.
LucasAug 2023
Try not to if you can
DwaineJun 2023
Just don't drive during rush hour.
Verified travelerJul 2023
Bring a car charger for phone
Verified travelerJul 2023
Parking near beaches is nightmare. Rent a spot before you go. SpotHero is good app for this.
Verified travelerMay 2023
Listen to the agent carefully as he tells you he has a larger car. Always ask how much more it will cost!
Verified travelerMay 2023
When filling gas tank, pull nozzle out when pump stops; then put nozzle back in and finish filling
Verified travelerMay 2023
Use the actual rental agency to book and not a third party.
Verified travelerMay 2023
Make sure you check the location before you travel
JoshuaMay 2023
Rent at the airport and not the office location

FAQs about car hire in San Diego

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in San Diego?

    An automatic lower car, such as a Ford Mustang, is the best option when navigating both the city and the coastal roads. A convertible is a great option to enjoy the scenic rides along the coast when the weather allows it.

  • What’s the speed limit in San Diego?

    The speed limit in the city is 25 miles per hour, but on urban highways it is set at 55 mph, and on rural highways it is between 65 and 70 mph. Generally, the speed limit on multi-lane freeways is 65 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in San Diego?

    Street parking in downtown San Diego is usually available, but it tends to be quite pricey, costing around $3 for one hour, and between $10 and $30 for 24 hours. Parking laws are strictly enforced throughout the whole city, so make sure you always pay for parking. Parking in beach areas is tougher to find, but pay lots are an option.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in San Diego?

    On average a car hire in San Diego costs £47 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in San Diego?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Avis (£25/day), Sixt (£29/day) and Thrifty (£30/day).

  • What is the best car hire company in San Diego?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in San Diego are Alamo (8.8, 136 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.8, 213 reviews), and Sixt (7.0, 170 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in San Diego?

    The average price of fuel in San Diego is £3.03 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £36 and £48, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in San Diego?

    Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in San Diego.

  • Which car hire agencies are at San Diego airport (SAN)?

    Car hire companies onsite at San Diego airport include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Fox, Sixt, Alamo, Europcar and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at San Diego airport (SAN)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Diego airport to off-airport locations include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Fox, Sixt, Alamo, Europcar and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • How can I find car hires near me in San Diego?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in San Diego?

    An Intermediate car hire in San Diego costs £44 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in San Diego?

    A Full Size car hire in San Diego costs £77 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in San Diego?

    A Standard car hire in San Diego costs £51 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in San Diego?

    In San Diego, cars are most frequently hired at Fox 3355 Admiral Boland Way (2 miles from city centre).

  • How much does a car hire in San Diego cost for a week?

    On average a car hire in San Diego costs £330 per week (£47 per day).

  • How much does a car hire in San Diego cost for a month?

    On average a car hire in San Diego costs £1,413 per month (£47 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in San Diego?

    Most car hire providers in San Diego offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in San Diego, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

  • Which payment options do I need to hire a car in San Diego?

    Most San Diego car hire companies require a credit card to secure a hire car. The credit card is used to hold a deposit, which is refunded when the car is returned in good condition. Some companies may accept a debit card or cash, but these options usually require additional fees or a larger deposit.

  • What age do I need to be to hire a car in San Diego?

    The minimum age to hire a car in San Diego is 21 years old; although, some companies may require drivers to be 25 years old. Young drivers between the ages of 21 and 24 may be subject to additional fees or restrictions, such as a higher deposit or limited car options.

San Diego car hire reviews and directory

Hertz

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

6.0

13 locations in San Diego

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1 Market Place

+1 619 702 4524

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10920 Technology Place

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1120 W Laurel Street

+1 619 557 8499

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1441 Camino Del Rio South

+1 619 294 4023

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2667 Garnet Avenue B

+1 858 483 1015

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2745 Otay Pacific Drive

+1 844 705 8085

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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 619 767 5700

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3370-3420 Kettner Blvd

+1 619 696 9815

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4240 La Jolla Village Dr.

+1 858 458 0638

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5910 Mission Gorge Rd Ste 600

+1 619 285 9905

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6609 Mira Mesa Boulevard

+1 858 320 9051

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7337 Clairemont Mesa Blvd

+1 858 503 7755

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Carretera Aeropuerto

+52 999 911 8040

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2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Kayak booked us a car in Tijuana when I had searched a car in SanDiego . To get a car when we arrived would have cost 5 times the price we booked for ! 🤬

2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
The office texted me while I was in the air flying to my destination and informed me they were closing the office and had no car to lend me. It put me in a precarious situation as I was traveling with my parents who are in their 90s.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
My reservation with Hertz called for the car to be picked up at San Diego Airport on Saturday at 3PM. When I got to the hertz pick up location I was told that someone had changed my pick up location to another Hertz office on the US side of Tijuana, Mexico, some 30 to 40 minutes away from the airport. Furthermore, there was no shuttle service to the alternate location. This was unsatisfactory to me and did not meet my requirements. As a result, I was forced to rent with some "no name" agency that normally services high risk customers. The rental from them was significantly more expensive, the car, although it ran well, had over 220,000 miles, had numerous scratches, a cracked windshield, worn upholstery and the cruise control didn't work. Furthermore, one of the tires kept leaking air and I had to put air in it on 3 different occasions. Based on this experience, I would not recommend Hertz or KAYAK nor will I use them in the future.

4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2024

KAYAK
I had a rough time getting my car. We booked Hertz from Santa Ana to San Diego. I had the same reservation in both car rental locations. But I had to pay an upgrade in San Diego. I was also charged 4x my quoted price which was annoying. I don’t recommend the San Diego Airport Hertz for your car rental. It seemed shady.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Way too expensive. Went with personal car sharing for 1/2 the cost. If major companies like Hrrtz don’t adapt, they’ll be the next Blockbuster Video store

4.0 Mediocre

Dec 2023

KAYAK
They had no cars I had to take an electric car it felt like it was bait and switch. I’ve never used an electric vehicle and no one showed me how to do it. Frustrating and had to go the charging station 3x the first two times apparently I wasn’t doing it right. Had to ask someone else who was at the station how to do it.

1 out of 242

Payless

4.5

Mediocre

1439 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

5.3

Comfort

5.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.3

Value for money

4.5

One location in San Diego

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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 619 296 4966

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2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Less deposit. Requested refund still haven’t seen it in my bank and it’s almost a week.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
I was initially supposed to get my rental for the price of $177 for two days, but by the time I was done at the rental counter, I owed over $400 for the same car and amount of days. The counter agent said this was because of the fees that weren't included on the Kayak quote. This is unacceptable and I won't be using this service again.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Late arriving flight - they closed on us and we had to take a taxi to our hotel which cost us $$$$!!!

2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
There were hidden fees that aren't disclosed on their website at time of booking.

4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Did not receive my final receipt or confirmation of turn in. Contacted customer service, no response. Very disappointed.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
The initial cat they gave me had safety issues that should have been caught with a routine inspection. I had to return the car for another one.

1 out of 375

Alamo

8.8

Very Good

578 reviews

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

8.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.4

One location in San Diego

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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 833 763 1741

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I was able to pick up the car the night before and saved money

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great service, fast easy courteous. employees seemed happy. rental car employees not usually that way.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were great. They showed us how to work some of the new features on the car. The car was in excellent condition; it was brand new!

Cons:

Nothing

9.6 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Alamo was great. But it was my second choice, after my first choice -- some no name rental agency called Mex, selected initially via Kayak, which routed me through Rentcars.com -- was a friggin disaster. I landed at 6 pm, the time of my reservation, only to discover that the rental office was already closed. There was no one to help me, no number to call, no customer service from anyone in that chain, including Kayak. It was a friday evening at 6. I tried 4 other rental agencies; they were either out of cars or were asking insane amounts of $$ for them. I had to get a ride from the airport, and come back the next morning to rent from Alamo. (Which was great.)

Cons:

Alamo was great. Avoid Mex Rent a Car and Rentcars.com at all costs. No one picks up the phone at Mex and you can't leave a voicemail. The number for Rentcars doesn't work, and the email responses are all in Portuguese. I'm not kidding. Why Kayak continues to use these vendors is a mystery to me. Makes me reconsider my choice in travel apps.

7.6 Good

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was helpful in securing a gas discount for me when the car I reserved wasn’t available.

Cons:

Don’t oversell cars! If I book a pickup, giving me a dodge caravan minivan because you oversold pickup trucks isn’t providing excellent service.

5.6 Fair

Sept 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was great

Cons:

Have the selected class or better available. I don’t consider an infinity to be the same class as an Escalade

1 out of 83

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

7.7

14 locations in San Diego

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1 Park Blvd

+1 619 696 5000

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1333 Camino Del Rio South

+1 619 260 1505

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2305 Pacific Hwy

+1 619 294 7774

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2740 Lytton Street

+1 619 225 0848

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2780 Garnet Ave

+1 858 490 1510

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3299 Holiday Court

+1 858 404 0700

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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 833 763 1739

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3851 El Cajon Blvd

+1 619 229 2300

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6330 Marindustry Dr

+1 858 455 0075

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6620 Mira Mesa Boulevard

+1 858 404 0700

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7993 Balboa Avenue

+1 858 560 9050

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900 F St Ste 167

+1 619 696 5000

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9292 Miramar Rd # 28

+1 858 689 8523

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950 Hotel Circle North

+1 619 296 7493

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8.0 Very Good

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Great overall

2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Debit card was used online to make the reservation but enterprise does not accept debt cards when renting out their vehicles

2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
To actually have gotten a car

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
They were closed at the time I was supposed to pick up my rental. Why would you give the customer a choice of pickup times that included hours that the pickup location is closed?? Awful. Absolutely awful. Cost me hours of my time and hundreds of dollars. Will never use your site or Enterprise again.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything was super easy, picking up and dropping off.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

All fine

1 out of 112

Sixt

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

6.8

2 locations in San Diego

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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 888 749 8227

Monday07:00 - 23:59
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Delivery/Collection Service

+1 858 764 9338

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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Great service. Easy pickup and drop off.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
The front desk employe was very polite and helpful. She answered all our questions without any problem.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Nice car. Fast service

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Excellent service from check in to check out. I could not have been happier with my experience.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Professional people at the airport. Great vehicle. All-around good experience

2.0 Poor

Sept 2022

KAYAK
I chose sixth because on KAYAK it says that their rental car agency is in the terminal as opposed to the shuttle. Every rental car agency in the San Diego airport is in the rental car center which is a long way away from the airport and requires waiting in a huge line to get to it. The counter was understaffed – I canceled on the spot and booked Avis which is what I should’ve done from the beginning

1 out of 54

Dollar

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

6.8

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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 866 434 2226

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6609 Mira Mesa Blvd

+1 858 320 9051

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8.0 Very Good

Mar 2024

KAYAK
I prob would have preferred the car size I reserved. I was upgraded to a bigger car which was fine but a bit cumbersome. I also would have preferred clarity upfront on how toll roads with no toll booths would be handled.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I took over 70 minutes waiting in line to pick up the car. Ridiculous. Never again.

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

A hertz employee ended up helping us because the line was so long

Cons:

Horrible experience. Will never rent from dollar again.

8.0 Very Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was comfortable, clean and drove easily - lousy mileage, but we got the sense that Californians dont care much, given the number of gas guzzlers we saw on the road at over $4.00/gal in most service stations - mixed in with Tesla's and Prius's. Odd contrast.

Cons:

All good with exception of Drop-Off. Unclear directions in the final stretch of the exercise (needed to turn up a lane in the garage that was hidden behind other cars). No staff present and when a fellow eventually showed up, he did not check the car, just told us to leave the keys in the car and all else would be dealt with - whatever that means - if there is any disagreement on gas (we filled up), damage (there was none), etc., how would one verify it after the fact?

4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was helpful and friendly.

Cons:

I reserved a Nissan Pathfinder only to show up and get a Kia Sorrento. 6 people with luggage will not fit in a Kia. We had to pay a lot extra to get a Ford Expedition because they didn't have a Nissan or any SUV similar. The guy was really nice and gave us a discount for having to upgrade. I don't appreciate paying for one vehicle on this site only to show up having to pay hundreds more for a vehicle that will actually work. I will never book through here again.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

It was perfect

1 out of 75

Budget

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

6.6

11 locations in San Diego

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1110 Torrey Pines Road Suite H

+1 858 456 2124

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1350 6th Ave Suite #170

+1 619 544 0510

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1670 Kettner Boulevard Suite 1

+1 619 231 7162

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2790 Kurtz Street Suite 1

+1 619 574 6975

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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 619 680 4949

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3890 Valley Centre Dr Ste 103

+1 858 755 7457

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4550 La Jolla Village Drive

+1 858 320 9017

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500 Hotel Circle North

+1 619 220 0294

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7815 Balboa Avenue

+1 858 974 8632

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8720 Miramar Road

+1 858 271 0035

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Cross Border Xpress - 2745 Otay Pacific Dr

+1 619 644 1362

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6.0 Okay

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Good except the Cost to extend the contract was excessive The agent told me knee how to do it but did not

6.0 Okay

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Ended up paying $200+ because I booked here from the airport rental center and this app booked it 30 min away to one close to the damn border. I’d had to get a Uber for not only myself but for my 2 kids aw well. Ended up settling to just rent from the location the shuttle already took us to, just to find out it’s gonna be $350 more. Manager did to some adjusting to get it a lil lower. I was grateful for that. Also upgraded my vehicle for no cost. :)

8.0 Very Good

Mar 2024

KAYAK
My experience with the local office was excellent. Jay and his staff were terrific to deal with. I just got home and noticed that I am over billed. I will call in a couple of days to customer service for a correction if the bill isn't corrected automatically.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
It was fantastic.

8.0 Very Good

Dec 2023

KAYAK
San Diego Budget rental agent provides excellence service. LOS ANGELES too except the shuttle bys driver not a vey pleasant experience . We requested to be drop off at the departure area @Tom Bradley Intl AIrport but she drop us off like a piece of luggage at the arrival and told us to walk. She's rude , we have to walk 1/2 a mile to find the departure. That's a bad customer service. I was going to hand her a tip but because she did not treat us with at least a standard customer satisfaction I told myself she doesn't deserve it.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Hard to think of anything

1 out of 60

Avis

Most popular

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.5

11 locations in San Diego

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1110 Torrey Pines Road Suite H

+1 858 454 4621

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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1350 6th Ave Suite #170

+1 619 544 0438

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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1670 Kettner Boulevard Suite 1

+1 619 231 7137

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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2790 Kurtz Street Suite 1

+1 619 220 4920

Monday07:00 - 23:59
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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 619 688 5000

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3890 Valley Centre Dr Ste 103

+1 858 755 0400

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4550 La Jolla Village Drive

+1 858 450 6553

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500 Hotel Circle North

+1 619 574 5377

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7815 Balboa Avenue

+1 858 974 8630

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8720 Miramar Road

+1 858 271 0018

Monday07:30 - 18:00
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Cross Border Xpress - 2745 Otay Pacific Dr

+1 619 588 1309

Monday07:00 - 23:59
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8.0 Very Good

Apr 2024

KAYAK
I rented the car for three days, but then wanted to extend the contract for a one way trip out of area. They doubled the price...

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Wonderful

6.0 Okay

Jan 2024

KAYAK
It was the fastest I was in and out of a rental office. The individual working at the drop off in Palm Springs was really nice. I can't tell you how disappointed I was that the type of car I reserved was not there since I made the reservation ahead of time.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
There was a problem with my reservation dates when I arrived to pickup my vehicle. The representative behind the counter assured me that they fixed my issue and I left with my vehicle. I wasn’t give a physical copy of my contract. When I dropped of my vehicle I was told that my vehicle was late and that I brought it back with less fuel than when I left. I know this isn’t true because I photographed my fuel level when I received my vehicle. I spoke with 2 representatives on the phone and one at the return counter and they all basically told me that there wasn’t anything they could do. Finally, I was told that Avis would adjust my fees. This has yet to be done. I will not being using Avis car rentals in the future.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
I’ve been overcharged by hundreds of dollars and yet to see confirmation of a refund

4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Poor Brakes Stuttering Car

1 out of 100

Thrifty

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.3

Value for money

6.5

2 locations in San Diego

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1120 West Laurel Street

+1 619 557 8499

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 877 283 0898

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