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Cheap car hire in San Diego
From US$30/day
Economy
5 seats 2 bags
From US$30/day
Compact
5 seats 2 bags
From US$30/day
Standard
5 seats 3 bags
From US$30/day
Intermediate
5 seats 2 bags
From US$41/day
Full-size
5 seats 3 bags
From US$42/day
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5 seats 3 bags
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Car hire locations in San Diego

Budget
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2745 Otay Pacific Dr
Greenmotion
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1025 W Laurel St
Budget
1 review
4550 La Jolla Village Dr
Avis
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2790 Kurtz St Ste 1
Avis
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1670 Kettner Blvd Ste 1
Avis
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2745 Otay Pacific Dr
Avis - San Diego Intl Airport
5 reviews
2942 Kettner Blvd
Hertz
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8010 Balboa Ave
Avis - Carlsbad Airport
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2198 Palomar Airport Rd
Ace Rent a Car
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San Diego, CA
Hertz
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1441 Camino Del Rio S
Hertz
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San Diego, CA
Mex - Rodriguez Airport
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2745 Otay Pacific Dr Ste O
Budget
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San Diego, CA
Greenmotion - San Diego Intl Airport
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3355 Admiral Boland Way
Thrifty - San Diego Intl Airport
2 reviews
3355 Admiral Boland Way
Dollar - San Diego Intl Airport
6 reviews
3355 Admiral Boland Way
Hertz
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2667 Garnet Ave # B
Sixt - San Diego Intl Airport
3 reviews
2499 Pacific Hwy
Avis
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3890 Valley Centre Dr Ste 106

San Diego Car hire information

Average Rental Car CostCheapest Rental Car PriceMost Popular Rental TypeLowest Price Rental Company
US$67Nissan Versa (US$30 per day)MinivanMex (US$30 per day)
FAQs about renting a car in San Diego
What is the average cost to rent a car in San Diego?
The average cost to rent a car in San Diego is US$67 per day.
What is the cheapest price for a Car hire in San Diego?
The cheapest Car hire in San Diego is Nissan Versa (US$30 per day).
What is the most popular Car hire type in San Diego?
Minivan is the most booked Car hire type in San Diego
Which car rental companies have the lowest priced rental cars in San Diego?
Mex has the cheapest Car hire rate in the next 14 days. Nissan Versa US$30 per day
Which Car hire companies offer services in San Diego?
The car hire company that services San Diego is Mex

Find the best car hire deals in San Diego

Renting a car in San Diego is a must if you want to fully explore in and around the city. There’s a lot of things to do and places to see in San Diego. Renting a car gives you the flexibility to drive to a nearby city or attraction outside of San Diego.

With Tripadvisor, you can rent all types of vehicles in San Diego. We offer economical standard cars, sporty convertibles, family-friendly minivans, and comfortable SUVs. By leveraging the world’s largest car hire booking service and searching all major rental brands, we help you find the lowest car hire prices available. We offer comprehensive coverage of over 60,000 locations worldwide.

What you need to know when renting a car in San Diego

  • You can pick up your vehicle at any car hire location in San Diego or at the airport.
  • Make sure you compare deals across all major car hire brands - there are dozens to choose from in San Diego.
  • Major car hire providers include Hertz, National, Enterprise, Alamo and Avis, but San Diego also offers other car hire brands.
  • Reserve early to get the best-priced car hire for your trip to San Diego.

Tips for renting a car in San Diego

  • Join a loyalty rewards programme with a car hire company so you can earn points to use towards perks. Joining is typically free-of-charge.
  • Look for San Diego car hire locations outside the airport as prices usually include a kiosk fee at the airport.
  • Consider taking a taxi or rideshare from the airport to an offsite location. Taxes and fees are based on where you pick up your car hire, not where you drop off.
  • Join a loyalty rewards programme with a car hire company so you can earn points to use towards perks. Joining is typically free-of-charge.
  • When flying to San Diego, check with the airline for reward programmes that include discounts at car hire companies.
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Sixt - San Diego Intl Airport
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2499 Pacific Hwy
Thrifty - San Diego Intl Airport
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3355 Admiral Boland Way
Avis - San Diego Intl Airport
5 reviews
2942 Kettner Blvd
Dollar - San Diego Intl Airport
6 reviews
3355 Admiral Boland Way
Budget
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4550 La Jolla Village Dr
Avis
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1670 Kettner Blvd Ste 1
Greenmotion - San Diego Intl Airport
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3355 Admiral Boland Way
Avis
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3890 Valley Centre Dr Ste 106
Avis
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2745 Otay Pacific Dr
Avis - Carlsbad Airport
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2198 Palomar Airport Rd
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