San Juan car hire

San Juan car hire

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
24 Oct — 31 Oct
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Pick-up locationSan Juan
Hire locations29
Airport locations14

San Juan car hire reviews and directory

From £27/dayRated no. 1
Alamo
Most popular
Best rated
9.2 Excellent (255 reviews)
1 location in San Juan
Alamo
Locations in San Juan
  • 9.1
  • 9.4
  • 9.2
  • 9.4
  • 8.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent7 Sep 2021
A very comfortable Hyundai Tucson! Small, compact, with a nice size storage area for 4 people & much luggage!!! I was disappointed that both self checkin kiosks were not functioning at San Juan, PR airport. And where I booked the rental…I had read & was under the impression that all 4 of us could drive at no extra cost. But no…only 2 of us could drive and the extra driver was $10 a day extra. Not major but disappointing.
3.9 Mediocre6 Sep 2021
Everyone was friendly and the drop off was really easy, but they charged us over $100 more than we were quoted on Kayak.
5.9 Okay1 Sep 2021
The price is absolutely outrageous
7.9 Good8 Aug 2021
mui bien
7.9 Good27 Jul 2021
The previous user apparently was smoking and on the beach. The smell of cigarettes and the sand on the carpet was noticed.
3.9 Mediocre12 Jul 2021
Check-in was great! The agent was quick, and they were even able to get us in a day early, but, like any other rental agency they upsell. Sell us prepaid gas, which is usually cheaper than the going gas rates, but this time it wasn't. In fact, it was $12 more than the most we paid anywhere on the main island to fuel up from nearly empty. Being that I have been to PR before, when suggesting to get the protection on the vehicle we agreed, but after seeing the 3 cars they had left for economy, I quickly changed my mind. They were all horribly damaged already! We picked the one with the bumpers hanging on the best, took pictures before we left of the exterior and left. The pictures they take at the exit... I have no idea how thorough they are or how closely they look at them. So we leave. The car feels dirty inside and smells kinda gross so I look around to find poorly cleaned up VOMIT to the passeger side headliner and floor mat. Absolutely disgusting! The worst part is we had to spend the first night sleeping in it because we couldn't get into our lodging! They told me we only get charged for tolls if we go through them, but no it is a $3.50 convenience fee a day plus the toll cost. Anyways long story short, don't rent an economy car. They don't even have cruise control. P. S. Yes, someone put on a walmart hub cap and zip tied it. Which fell off before we even left San Juan.
8.0 Excellent7 Jul 2021
Staff very friendly, pick up and drop off excellent.Cleaning of the car.
10.0 Excellent18 Jun 2021
The cleaning of the car could be better and right now I’m thinking that renting a car is a little bit expensive
10.0 Excellent24 May 2021
Easy to deliver, easy processPrice
10.0 Excellent2 May 2021
the staff was very friendly and resourcefulthe wait time to pick up could have improved if there were additional customer service representatives at the desk
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.6 Excellent (250 reviews)
5 locations in San Juan
Enterprise
Locations in San Juan
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent15 Oct 2021
The staff were beyond helpful and friendly, the car was new and in good condition, and the price was right. There are a few chairs outside to sit and you can't go in because of covid, so it's not a place where I wanted to set down my backpack. Would definitely recommend.
10.0 Excellent30 Sep 2021
The staff was very nice and professional
10.0 Excellent29 Sep 2021
Great staff at San Juan!
3.9 Mediocre20 Sep 2021
The pickup and drop off was very easy, the SUV was not clean, had a very strong odor of pee possibly which was made it very uncomfortable. I’m very sure the staff smelled it as well but decided to still rent the car without cleaning. Other then that, pleasant experience.
10.0 Excellent8 Sep 2021
Excellent service
7.9 Good8 Sep 2021
Like: Value for the money Dislike: Cars were dirty or damaged (due to normal wear and tear and previous accidents). Like renting a car from rent-a-wreck and not enterprise. However, this seems to be pretty normal for PR car rental companies. Neither like or dislike: I got a call to see how I was doing with the vehicle the day I was returning it. Very pointless phone call.
10.0 Excellent4 Sep 2021
Professional, ready to provide support.
10.0 Excellent2 Sep 2021
Good service, vehicle in good condition, fast service.
10.0 Excellent24 Aug 2021
Se tardaron mucho para entregar el auto.La espera fue de más de una hora.
10.0 Excellent16 Aug 2021
Super easy pickup and dropoff!
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Rated no. 3
Thrifty
7.4 Good (107 reviews)
1 location in San Juan
Thrifty
Locations in San Juan
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible23 Sep 2021
The car was clean. The staff could have been nicer more respectful. If I rent and pay for a full sized suv I should have received a full sized suv not a compact suv. I was charged the same price for a compact suv when that’s not what I reserved .
1.9 Horrible29 Jul 2021
Our flight was delayed and when we arrived after 10 pm. Thrifty had closed for the night. The other agencies were still open but had no cars. Told to come back at 6 AM, so had to rent a hotel room. Came back just before 6. Found the agent. Said there was no car available and that the reservation was canceled. She was annoyed that I wasn’t aware that I needed to call the agency when I knew about the delay. After fruitless back and forth with her and the manager. We regrouped and used a local agency. More expensive for fewer days, plus cost of hotel room. Not very sympathetic agents. I assume because they know their policy sucks and that there hours are unreasonable.
10.0 Excellent27 Jul 2021
Everything was easy
4.0 Okay15 Jun 2021
NothingMy rental price tripled because I need the vehicle for a shorter amount of time.
4.0 Okay20 May 2021
The staff was very friendly. I rented a Jeep Wrangler and received a Honda CRV. I would not have mentioned it, but it was specific that it was a Wrangler to enjoy the environment on this vacation. Our flight was late, so they cancelled the Jeep and gave it to someone else after two hours. Nowhere does it say after two hours your car is cancelled ( I would’ve called if I knew this information). They did not call to confirm.
10.0 Excellent30 Apr 2021
The staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. Would definitely use Thrifty of San Juan again!!!
4.4 Okay19 Oct 2020
I rented an Audi and the rental company told me they don’t even own an Audi
4.8 Okay28 Jul 2019
We waited over 1 hr in line for this car. Then they gave us a cat and then said, oh no you have to wait another 30 minutes for another car. This one is rented! -1 1/2 hrs wait to leave Thrifty. We missed our dinner RSVP. Terrible service at the counter. terrible!
10.0 Excellent8 Jul 2019
Yes
10.0 Excellent30 Jun 2019
The staff was friendly. The car was ready on time. There were no issues at pick up. I suggest the ez pass when traveling.
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Rated no. 4
Ace
7.3 Good (101 reviews)
1 location in San Juan
Ace
Locations in San Juan
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay12 Oct 2021
The customer service was less then stellar. Upon arriving we tried to call the number to request a shuttle but the number on the reservation kept asking for a password. We asked someone who worked at the airport and they said try and catch the shuttle. We saw a van that had the name on it and ran over to find that they were full and that the next van should be there shortly. After 15 minutes another van showed up and the same issue it was full and so my husband and I had to split up just so we could get in. My husband came another 15- 20 minutes later about the time I was finishing with completing everything. The site should have everything that is needed up front upon booking instead of waiting until you get there to have to find and figure out items that are needed like the insurance card and the other passengers License to be added to the account. The car was very manual. Seats were uncomfortable but for the price it was doable to get us where we needed to go. The customer service upon returning was with very limited conversation. I asked if there were separate lines for returns and I was told stand over there. I asked again, are there separate lines for returns and was still instructed to stand over there. I went to stand over to the side and someone finally answered my question and said yes the line is for both returns and pick ups. When I got to the window the shuttle driver took our keys outside and bought them in but when I got to the window I was explaining that to them and they seemed to look like they did not know what I was talking about. It was a very frustrating process to the end of our vacation.
5.9 Okay12 Oct 2021
There was hidden fees which were not explained to me while I was booking online.
7.9 Good18 Aug 2021
The wait is long. There’s only one person working. And it’s not at the airport. You have to take the shuttle bus that says Charlie. Wait for it at the airport. Overall good experience.
10.0 Excellent12 Aug 2021
ACE was AMAZING!!! Our flights were even canceled and rescheduled, and they graciously worked with us!! They had great customer service!!!
7.9 Good1 Aug 2021
Slow check in
8.0 Excellent17 Jun 2021
Reasonable rates nice staffIt's confusing to understand pick up You have to call from the airport to have them send a shuttle and there's no obvious where place to figure that out
10.0 Excellent1 Jun 2021
Drop off was a little rough. Only one line and a lot of people waiting.Arrive super early to drop off the vehicle if you are traveling the same day to the airport.
8.0 Excellent25 May 2021
The personal was friendly and nice.The car more clean
10.0 Excellent23 May 2021
The logístics were good but rental was very expensive. To be fair so was everywhere else.
2.0 Mediocre11 May 2021
There was no car available even though I reserved oneBeing honest about car availability
Rated no. 5
Payless
6.9 Good (343 reviews)
1 location in San Juan
Payless
Locations in San Juan
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
  • 6.5
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay6 Sep 2021
I liked the price for the amount of days I spent on trip. I did not like the amount of hold they put on the account.
5.9 Okay3 Sep 2021
It would be great if I know that I could end up spending an extra 375$ Between liability insurance (when I already bought a policy on the website) and deposit, way before I’m standing at the counter.
1.9 Horrible24 Jun 2021
The only thing that was not easy and convenient was the drop off. Vehicle had low tire pressure light on. Waited two hours to get attended. Reservation was book for $500 time at pick up jump up to $700.
2.0 Mediocre18 Jun 2021
Nothing. They didn't answer the phone. Advertised they were open 24/7, but their location was closed when we arrived. We were forced to rent from another rental car company on the spot.Do not trust Payless. Rent your vehicle from a trusted brand
2.0 Mediocre12 Apr 2021
The rental agency was closed during the time that we had selected to pick up the car and had cancelled our reservation by the next morning.
5.6 Okay27 Mar 2020
PriceHad to get a $15 cab ride because their shuttle operation. Was not in service. I tried to modify my rental and they did not answer the phone, I dropped off the car and they were not open during their posted hours. Their website said they had no cars available when in reality they were closed for business. I simple phone call could have sufficed. They could have had someone to answer phone calls remotely even if they were closed.
3.2 Mediocre12 Feb 2020
The customer service was extremely four and we truly did not like any part of the interaction with Payless car rental.The customer service representative was extremely rude. We waited literally an hour and a half in line because every customer was taking about a half an hour to process. We were asked to present our entire car insurance policy to the representative in order to rent the car. No one brings their entire insurance policy with them, and they required it which was why the line took so long. I finally had to call my car insurance back in the states and have them send me my entire plan so that I could show the representative. They also forced us to buy a tollway pass for 60 extra dollars because they lied and said that we couldn’t pay with cash to get through the tolls. Worst car rental service I have ever experienced.
3.6 Mediocre9 Feb 2020
We were given an estimate of around $90 for our rental and then charged an additional $100 in hidden fees at the counter. It is what they call the “bait and switch” and it felt unquestionably criminal; we are pursuing legal means to recover the double charges!
5.6 Okay3 Feb 2020
PriceThe pick up process need improvement. It took an hour and 20 minutes to get the car from the time I arrived to the rental place. Also the car need maintenance. The wiper blades were bad and front tires barely had thread.
10.0 Excellent3 Feb 2020
Nothing....all was great. They were helpful , pollite , efficiant , clear ...... all personnel were great
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From £28/dayRated no. 6
Sixt
6 Good (107 reviews)
3 locations in San Juan
Sixt
Locations in San Juan
  • 6.7
  • 6.4
  • 5.9
  • 5.4
  • 5.6
Recent reviews
7.9 Good1 Oct 2021
When we arrived on site after the shuttle it was soo hot and someone came out with cold water bottles, that was a major plus. My rental car reeked of cigarettes... I eventually got use to it but gross! -probably only downside. Otherwise great service and friendly staff!
3.9 Mediocre11 Jul 2021
I chose to rent a car from Sixt because my other rental I had booked failed to inform me they closed at 2pm on a Saturday so I had scramble to find something for us as we were staying in Yauco on the other side of the island. I knew I would be paying more. I found Sixt in a quick search while standing at the airport, saw they had a shuttle service, and off we went. The car we got was a different model, smaller than expected. And then to our price we were forced to add toll coverage and insurance which boosted the price by $400 for a one week rental to $1400. So basically, don’t expect what it says you will get, and add about 40% to the quoted price.
5.9 Okay10 Jul 2021
I was picked up at the shuttle pretty quickly. The driver was friendly. Was dropped off at the site. I heard the driver call in and told them my last name and he had checked my car pick up time on the last and told dispatcher. The driver brought us out some bottles of water and said we had to wait until someone from inside would come outside and call us. My party and I waited on some uncomfortable seats outside under a tent for over an hour. I then went inside to see why so long of a wait while everyone else was coming and going. I was told by an attendant calling the folks to get their cars that I had to go back outside and wait for my name to be called. I went back outside and waited another hour went by. So now I got there at 10am and it’s now 12:15 and I’m still waiting. I went back inside to find out my name was NOT EVEN ON THE LIST. MEAN WHILE I HAVE A RESERVATION FOR A 200.00 car ECONOMY RENTAL IN SAN JUAN, PR. OUTRAGEOUS. NO REAL APOLOGIES FOR THE INCONVENIENCE, no Upgrades no anything. Not a very good way to treat customers, especially just arriving into the island. Someone messed up and unfortunately at my expense.
8.0 Excellent27 Jun 2021
The staff was very friendly and helpfulThe location is not easy to find, plus the road is is full of holes
2.0 Mediocre26 Jun 2021
The worked justEverything, car, price, staff, the lot
4.0 Okay13 Jun 2021
The car was clean and ready and the staff was nice.The online description says rental car at airport but they actually shuttle you to an offsite location. We had a hard time finding where to go to get the shuttle to the car and that’s frustrating after a long day of flying. There are no signs at the airport that I saw to help. So, that took lots longer than expected. Also, all it said you needed is a drivers license. You need to bring proof of insurance or they make you buy it there. This rental was extremely expensive, 4 times the price in Florida and I would have done things differently had I known all of these things.
4.0 Okay9 Jun 2021
The staff was friendlyI did not like that no where in my reservations did they mention that I had to put a $500 deposit down ON TOP of the cost of the rental. I also don't like that they force you to get insurance or no car.
2.0 Mediocre27 May 2021
The staff was friendly, despite the issues experienced.Literally everything else. From the long wait, to having a faulty and dangerous car, to their support phone lines not working or being responsive (no one answered phone calls, either at the office or at corporate), to trying to contact anyone with the company to discuss a refund, it was a truly disappointing experience. I had plans to use their rental car that day to drive around the island and hike El Yunque. Instead, I spent from 10am to nearly 4pm attempting to resolve this rental issue.
2.0 Mediocre15 May 2021
Nothing at all was likable about this.The question should be. “What could have been worse?”
2.0 Mediocre2 May 2021
NothingThey don’t make customers wait at least 1.5 hours for be a car. May hand been longer but I left
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Rated no. 7
Dollar
5.9 Okay (176 reviews)
3 locations in San Juan
Dollar
Locations in San Juan
  • 6.4
  • 6.3
  • 5.7
  • 5.7
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
7.9 Good10 Oct 2021
Clearer directions for pick up from airport. Took a while to figure out pick up point. Also local tax not included at time of booking. Was charged extra for this when picking up car.
10.0 Excellent19 Aug 2021
They upgraded me on the vehicle I rented at the same rate of the economy car. That's great service and awareness. I will be back. Thanks, Pedro Bosques
2.0 Mediocre17 May 2021
Maybe if they have the actual car they advertise.... I asked for a convertible muscle car or similar, but they were trying to get me a Jeep, even after I complained, they tried to get a Buick? Are they even serious?
10.0 Excellent11 May 2021
Very friendly and very good communicationOur upgrade did not go through even though the website did
4.0 Okay10 May 2021
Really nice people. But they dont have the proper knowlegeFor 1 day and 2 hour I pay $ 311.00in economic car
8.0 Excellent10 May 2021
More availability of cara
2.0 Mediocre5 May 2021
It took over an hour just to pick up the vehicle. Waiting outside in the heat with a medical condition was extremely unpleasant. I guess Bad phone service is not the only thing DOLLAR RENTAL is good at
2.0 Mediocre8 Dec 2020
The person who took care of us when we returned the car was actually nice to us.Horrible, horrible and I can’t stress this enough, horrible service. Completely disregarded our requests, extremely rude, and lied to get me to agree to pay more because they didn’t have the car I booked )Instead of giving me something similar), the car had a bad smell and the breaks were faulty, i would never ever return here.
3.6 Mediocre29 Jul 2020
Shuttle wait was very long, I waited for 48 minutes The totally price when I book was $46 or $56 whn arrived there it went up to $146 that’s just insane minding that I already purchased insurance online. So plus insurance I spent a total of $200 something for something that claimed to be $46... stop advertising liesBe honest and learn time management.
2.0 Mediocre8 Oct 2019
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Rated no. 8
E-Z Rent-A-Car
5.7 Okay (199 reviews)
1 location in San Juan
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in San Juan
  • 6.1
  • 6.1
  • 5.4
  • 5.3
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre17 Mar 2020
Nothing at all. Bait and switch. Made the reservation for $168, got to PR the car cost $500. They refused to accept my military full coverage auto insurance. Manager was dismissive and rudeCar was extremely over price. $500 for manually doors and windows. AC Bartley worked. Took over an hour to pick up rental even though I had a reservation. I rented through EZ Rental but Every was processed thru Allied. Horrible experience. I’d
2.0 Mediocre17 Feb 2020
NothingWill never go there again
3.2 Mediocre3 Feb 2020
Nothing. Don’t come here.The staff was very very slow and did not care about customer service. She was rude when I tried to get a time estimate after waiting 40 mins to be called up. The other staff members appeared to be very disorganized. After 50 minutes, we decided to leave. We never got the car and took our business to another car rental place that was much much quicker.
5.6 Okay30 Jan 2020
Oh my, this place is a mess... it's now called allied. I rented here before with the same experience. This time I had to cancel because they were saying my online rate wouldn't allow me to use my private vehicle full coverage.... so rented online then they wanted an additional 174$... went to NU down the street got a nicer car for same original online price. Also 2 different customers were accused of damaging their car while we were standing in line, both had taken pics and proved otherwise. It is slow, rude, disorganized, poorly ran, etc.
5.2 Okay28 Jan 2020
Not really
6.0 Good7 Jan 2020
The biggest problem is with your estimating system. The taxes and fees you gave me were 150% off. Wasted 1 hour of my trip trying to understand what happened. Your system should not use US estimates it’s way off and it makes for a lot of unhappy customers
4.0 Okay5 Jan 2020
Abrupt counter help. Slow and somewhat chaotic process for pick up.
3.6 Mediocre2 Jan 2020
Easy to return if you drop off early in the morning (around/before 8 am).Waited for almost 2 hours to get my car — 90 minutes in line just to get to the desk. The operation is totally disorganized. I feel bad for the employees because it seems like they’re doing their best to please a lot of unhappy customers.
10.0 Excellent1 Jan 2020
Despite bad reviews (do only people with bad experiences review) it was surprisingly a perfect drop off and pickup.
8.4 Excellent29 Dec 2019
They only had 1 van dropping off at the airport and cruise ships. Was not convenient getting back to the airport
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Rated no. 9
Hertz
7.5 Good (85 reviews)
3 locations in San Juan
Hertz
Locations in San Juan
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible19 Sep 2021
Actual price 300% of what kayak showed while booking
2.0 Mediocre21 May 2021
Never got the rental! Hertz claims that kayak made the reservation without checking with them and there was no cars available. Never will use kayak again, horrible experience!Actually have a car available!
2.0 Mediocre11 May 2021
Car was not available. They were sold out. I was stranded at 7am with no rental car
6.0 Good26 Apr 2021
Your prices
10.0 Excellent20 Oct 2020
The hertz employee (I do not recall his name) was easily the most helpful and friendliest rental agent I have interacted with in SJ. A+. And the car was excellent
10.0 Excellent24 Jan 2020
Everything was good and professional
3.6 Mediocre3 Jan 2020
The car broke down and we lost one vacation day waiting for tow truck and new car. Plus the car was extremely basic for the price.
10.0 Excellent13 Dec 2019
They were very friendly and even came out to where we were staying to replace a key for us that was not working. Very convenient to pick and drop off the vehicle right at the airport.n/a
2.0 Mediocre1 Dec 2019
My booking was cancelled, as I arrived 2,5 hours after the initial booking starting time.
10.0 Excellent29 Oct 2019
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Easy to figure out in terms of checking in and dropping off!Nothing.
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From £25/dayRated no. 10
Avis
Cheapest deal
6.8 Good (32 reviews)
2 locations in San Juan
Avis
Locations in San Juan
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 6.5
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent10 Jun 2021
Louder speakers!!
10.0 Excellent4 Jun 2021
Price is too high. It almost seems like car rentals are taking advantage of the situation.
2.0 Mediocre20 May 2021
Nothing. I arrived at 10:00 AM. I waited in the hot garage with mosquitos for 45 minutes. We got our car after 11. The computer system was down so the 2 customers in front of me took about 25 minutes each.We showed up at 10:00 AM, we should have gotten our car before 11....We could have been allowed to wait in the AC instead of the hot mosquito infested garage... The employee could have moved a little quicker. I would not rent here again. The car gas tank could have been full instead of 5/8's, so many things could have been better.
10.0 Excellent2 May 2021
Staff was very friendly and courteousOverpriced
4.0 Okay24 Apr 2021
No mechanical problems, nice carWe had a two week rental. On first day of the tental the agency called saying they had no cars leaving us stranded at our Airbnb. He said they might have a car later or maybe it would be 3 days. For hours after that call they would not answer their phone.. Finally they did answer and he had one come in.
2.0 Mediocre14 Apr 2021
Our car was given away, we never received the rentalsWe had no transportation
2.0 Mediocre13 Apr 2021
They over booked & canceled without notice...terrible service!!
4.0 Okay24 Feb 2021
We reserved an SUV and they had none and could only give us a car.
2.0 Mediocre4 Jan 2020
Nothing, you canceled on me 1 hr before arrivalYes
10.0 Excellent12 Nov 2019
They gave me the car I reserved. The transaction was fast. The price was exactly what I was expected. The employee was kind and nice. I recommend Avis.
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Rated no. 11
National
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in San Juan
National
Locations in San Juan
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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Rated no. 12
U-Save
3.9 Mediocre (10 reviews)
1 location in San Juan
U-Save
Locations in San Juan
  • 4
  • 3.8
  • 3.8
  • 4.2
  • 4
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre21 Dec 2015
NEVER rent from USaveWhen I landed, the rental agency was closed. They knew what time my flight was coming in but they did not notify me when I booked the reservation that their office would be closed when my flight arrived. I called the national number. They said if I called the local number someone would pick up. They didn't. National number also said they would have someone call me back as soon as they opened in the morning. They did not. I called the national number several times in the morning but kept getting sent to voicemail with a promise they'd call me back. They never did. Finally called the local number in the morning. He asked what time I arrived the night before and said they were closed at that time. (Funny... the national office said they closed at a different time... ) Local guy also said said because I had not shown the night before he'd canceled the rental. I asked how could he help me now. He just said he couldn't. Told me to go online to rent a car from them. I went online and the site said to call the local office to rent a car. At that point I just gave up.
3.6 Mediocre12 Dec 2015
I received my rental and everything was fine. Two days into my trip the brakes on the car I rented failed and thank god I was able to stop the car. I then had to get the brakes replaced at my expense. Making the trip miserable. I was reimbursed for the brakes after I returned the car, but in no way does that compensate for the moment you step on the brakes to find there are none. This company needs to remember that vehicle maintenance and customer safety needs to come first and foremost.
9.2 Excellent23 Nov 2015
No frills rentalGreat value. I did save $$$$Car was mechanically sound but had some damage. NO POWER WINDOWS OR LOCKS.
2.0 Mediocre14 Nov 2015
Insurance pusherNothingThey force you to take on their insurance if you cannot produce a letter for your insurance company proving coverage. The coverage offered was 1 1/2 times more than the rental.
2.0 Mediocre26 Oct 2015
Need refund, was not given the carOur flight got delayed and we did not get into San Juan in time to pick up our rental, so it was canceled, however, I was still charged for this $50.00. The reference number is "4937". Please let me know what I need to do to get a refund.
2.0 Mediocre25 Oct 2015
No carNothing. They didn't have the car for my reservation.They passed me onto an even worse car rental place, Sixt. Never go there. Waste of time.
3.2 Mediocre22 Oct 2015
U don,t saveWell in the end you don't save. Lots of hidden fees that they say are mandatory, like roadside assistance insurance cost me $24.00. Not shown on my kayak reservation total. Kayak quote was $158.08 they said minimum was $184.69. That's after we went through a big hassle discussion about insurance. They would not honor my premier visa insurance. I had to call my Regular auto insurance co and get a copy of my policy for them. They also took an imprint of my credit card which they said they will keep on file for 30 days in case there is any additional charges or un discovered damage. The whole thing made me pretty uncomfortable. Not even sure they can legally do that?
2.0 Mediocre22 Oct 2015
No way!...we cxld our reservation and booked elsewhere.Waited 30 minutes curbside to finally call and receive no answer. Got picked up and driven to a hole in the wall building where the neighbor company was. Waited an hour while the person in front of us argued with the one service agent. Finally got to the front where he tried to scam is into buying incredibly overpriced insurance coverage and toll road packages. Ended up having them drive is back to the airport to rent with a reputable company. Don't go!!
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Allied
2 locations in San Juan
Allied
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Classique Car Rentals
1 location in San Juan
Classique Car Rentals
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GREEN MOTION
1 location in San Juan
GREEN MOTION
Locations in San Juan
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Popular Auto
1 location in San Juan
Popular Auto
Locations in San Juan
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1666 travellers who hired a car in San Juan gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car hire locations in or near San Juan

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£31/day

Good deal

£29/day

When to book a car hire in San Juan

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Car hire excess insurance in San Juan

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some San Juan car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in San Juan.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your San Juan car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in San Juan

  • Because public transportation is limited and doesn’t go very far, you’ll want to rent a car during your stay in San Juan. A hire car will give you the freedom to explore places on the island, like Cueva Ventana or Arecibo Observatory. Additionally, you’ll be able to better explore much of the nature and picturesque scenery as you drive along the coastal highways. You can also drive through the rainforest – an unforgettable experience.
  • The San Juan Airport (or Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport) is just a few miles from the center of the city. Once you are off the plane, you’ll simply retrieve your hire car from the parking garage, or you can take a shuttle to the hire car desk. This airport provides many options for car hires including locally own companies like Charlie Car hire as well as nationally recognized companies such as Hertz or Enterprise.
  • The roads in San Juan can be a little bumpy and rough. Additionally, their narrowness can be somewhat intimidating to tourists. So, you’ll need to drive with caution even though you are sightseeing. Motorcycles are also very common in Puerto Rico, and motorcyclists tend to drive quite fast and will cut in front of you; so beware.
  • During rush hour the traffic can get a little heavy. The morning rush hour typically begins at around 8 a.m. and continues through 9:30 a.m. or so. In the evening, commuters will begin to return home at 4 p.m., which will cause some congestion on the road until around 6 p.m.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in San Juan for £29 or less
  • Book your car hire in San Juan at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in San Juan are around -12% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in San Juan

  • Some car hire companies in San Juan which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Alamo, Avis and Europcar

  • On average a hire car in San Juan costs £31 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in San Juan are Alamo (9.3, 373 reviews), Enterprise (8.6, 462 reviews), and Ace (7.4, 104 reviews).

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in San Juan.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Luis Munoz Marin Intl airport include Alamo and Sixt.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Luis Munoz Marin Intl airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Avis and Europcar.

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

  • A Economy car hire in San Juan costs £47 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in San Juan costs £42 per day, on average.

  • In San Juan, cars are most frequently hired at Alamo Luis Munoz Marin Intl Airport (7 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in San Juan costs £217 per week (£31 per day).

  • On average a car hire in San Juan costs £929 per month (£31 per day).

  • Old cobblestone roads, numerous hills, and mountain driving make renting a Jeep or SUV while in San Juan a good idea. More importantly, make sure the car has a very good air conditioning system, as it can get quite hot and humid in Puerto Rico.

  • Speed limits on the island go from 20 to 45 mph in residential areas. Around Old San Juan, the speed limit is 25 mph and, when close to schools, note that the speed limit drops to 15 mph. When on the freeway, you can go up to a maximum speed of 70 mph.

  • Petrol costs about $0.81 per liter or $3.08 per gallon. If you are in the metro area, expect to pay a few cents more at the pump and little bit less on the outskirts of town. The cost of petrol in San Juan and all of Puerto Rico is slightly more than other states within the mainland United States.

  • Old San Juan offers so much in terms of historical and cultural sights. Nonetheless, trying to find parking in this area can be a challenge. There is some “free” street parking as well as metered parking, but you’ll have to get to it early in the day. If you aren’t fortunate enough to get a street spot, don’t fret -- there are plenty of parking garages and lots to choose from. Some options include Old San Juan Cruise Pier Parking and Parking Lot Old San Juan on Calle Marina.