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San Diego car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in San Diego

  • 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 rental cars in San Diego for $81 or less
  • Book your rental car in San Diego at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in San Diego are around 9% more expensive 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 
Verified travelerJun 2024
EVs are great in SD (at least Teslas). Lots of superchargers and if you charge after midnight, it's pretty cheap. Even drove to and around LA for a day and then back. Cost about $25 total - that's about the same as 5 gallons of gas for a lot of driving. $9 to top off at a charger near the Santa Monica Pier, and then $16 at a supercharger back in SD.
Verified travelerJun 2024
Best rental experience ever. All the employees were happy to help.
Verified travelerJul 2024
Make sure your rental location is not near the Mexico border if you are flying into the San Diego International Airport.
MatthewJun 2024
Make sure to double-check the location if expecting a rental close to the airport.
Verified travelerMay 2024
Offsite location was so much easier, less congested. Staff was professional and friendly. Car was ready upon arrival. Plus, there’s an In’n’Out Burger around corner!!
Verified travelerApr 2024
Make sure the rental car company is located at the rental car shuttle drop off not a different location.
AngieApr 2024
Go hybrid. Where we stayed didn't have a lot of charging options, plan ahead
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.
KathleenSep 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 renting a car 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 rental car in San Diego costs $89 per 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, 125 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.6, 199 reviews), and Sixt (6.9, 156 reviews).

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

    The average price of fuel in San Diego is $6.38 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $76 and $102, depending on the car size.

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

    Standard (Ford Edge or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in San Diego.

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

    Car hire companies onsite at San Diego airport include Dollar and Avis.

  • Which hire car agencies 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 Thrifty, Dollar and Avis.

  • 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 a Standard car hire cost in San Diego?

    A Standard car hire in San Diego costs $134 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car hire in San Diego costs $148 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in San Diego costs $142 per day, on average.

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

    On average a car hire in San Diego costs $620 per week ($89 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in San Diego?

    On average a car hire in San Diego costs $2,658 per month ($89 per day).

San Diego car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8.8

Very Good

117 reviews

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

8.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.3

One location in San Diego

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Locations in San Diego

3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 833 763 1741

Monday04:30 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Great car. Great service. Done well.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Quick pickup, so easy very well organized. Best car rental expetience ever. San Diego Airport.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2024

KAYAK
A-1 customer service from everyone who worked there

6.0 Okay

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Need to be honest with clients. When I picked up the vehicle I was offered to pay $8.00 dls and not need to worry to return the vehicle with a full tank of gas which I agreed to pay the $8 dls. After i returned it I noticed they charged me $98.00 dls extra for filling up the tank when i returned the car with a 3/4 of the tank full. I’m very disappointed with Alamo how they still money.

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.

1 out of 21

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.5

14 locations in San Diego

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Locations in San Diego

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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2.0 Poor

Jul 2024

KAYAK
Never get the car

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2024

KAYAK
Cody was super helpful and courteous when I picked up my rental car and dropped it off.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2024

KAYAK
despite réservation confirmation, no car available!! Enterprise agency manager very unfriendly and called another agency only after we insisted to do so! For car return we where told to give back car with half tank full what we did but still have been charged for “missing fuel”

2.0 Poor

May 2024

KAYAK
Hidden fees/ abhorrently greedy and excessive deposit.

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

1 out of 40

Sixt

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

6.6

3 locations in San Diego

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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 888 749 8227

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901 Bayfront Court

+1 888 749 8227

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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

Sep 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 32

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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4.0 Mediocre

May 2024

KAYAK
The problem was KAYAK not budget. It lured me to rent in the wrong location. Never using Kayak again..

6.0 Okay

May 2024

KAYAK
Budget was great. I requested a vehicle to be picked up @ the airport. KAYAK reserved a vehicle @ a Budget location far away. The airport Budget Manager was able to change our reservation and rent us a van with the same discounts. Budget was great; Kayak sucks!!!

8.0 Very Good

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Thought I had reserved an intermediate suv, received a compact. It worked out okay once all our luggage was out.

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.

1 out of 38

Avis

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

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1350 6th Ave Suite #170

+1 619 544 0438

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1670 Kettner Boulevard Suite 1

+1 619 231 7137

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2790 Kurtz Street Suite 1

+1 619 220 4920

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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

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Cross Border Xpress - 2745 Otay Pacific Dr

+1 619 588 1309

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4.0 Mediocre

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Was told the vehicle wasn’t ready. He wanted to swap a Ram for a Tacoma, Told the I didn’t mind waiting I need the larger truck. They didn’t clean anything. Sail it had a full tank of fuel, but it’s only shipping a1/2 tank.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2024

KAYAK
The pick up was quick and easy. Rented from avis ontario weekend prior had the worst experience waiting in line over an hr.. and then they couldn't find reservation and it was prepaid.. san diego was quick n easy. Love it.. will use again

2.0 Poor

Jun 2024

KAYAK
I took an uber to get to the CBX location. The guy at the desk brought up my reservation/confirmation code and said "We don't have a car for you because the reservation wasn't made more than 72 hours in advance." He also added that 'they almost never even have those kind of cars' (EV) and then just went back to looking at his computer. I asked what other options I had and he said none, they had no other cars and he again went back to what he was doing, completely ignoring me. I had to uber ($50+) to the downtown airport to get a car at a different agency/price because no-one at CBX had a car. I was warned by the SAN location and by the first uber driver that this was a franchise and that they often didn't have cars they said they had. Never ever again, because you are really stuck out there with no options, and it's a long way from anywhere. There was no notice that the reservation would not be valid because it hadn't been made more than three days before the pickup time, in fact it was quite the opposite. The Kayak email subject was "It’s official: you got a ride for San Diego" The body of the text said: You’ve secured your car for San Diego. Jun 8 - Jun 16 Let’s cruise, your trip is good to go. We saved your rental car info to our Trips tab to help you stay organized while you plan. Here are the details - you’re one step closer to your destination. (and then it showed all of the details of the reservation). Of course that led me to believe I was good to go :( Instead, it was hours on the phone as well as an expensive uber ride and a far more expensive on-the-spot car rental at SAN. Good help is hard to find, and the guy at AVIS/CBX was not good help at all with his 'you should have known better/dismissive' attitude.

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.

1 out of 53

Hertz

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

6.0

12 locations in San Diego

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Locations in San Diego

1 Market Place

+1 619 702 4524

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10606 Camino Ruiz Suite 5

+1 858 320 9051

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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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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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7337 Clairemont Mesa Blvd

+1 858 503 7755

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2.0 Poor

Jul 2024

KAYAK
My rental was not at the expected location. When I searched in Kayak, I searched for car rentals near the San Diego airport. Apparently there is a small municipal airport near the border with Tijuana and there is a Hertz car rental location there which came up in my search. Since I would not have expected this type of option to come up in my search parameters, I did not think there was a need to check the address of the rental location. A mistake I will never make again. However, I also will never be using Kayak or Hertz again. I will not be using Hertz mainly because the person at the rental counter in the actual San Diego airport location was not willing to help me other than to indicate that I was at the wrong location and that I should go to that other location if I would like my rental car.

8.0 Very Good

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Older used car. Staff super helpful and friendly. Rescheduling was easy

2.0 Poor

Jun 2024

KAYAK
I put in San Diego Airport and it listed this place half an hour away, at a different little airport right next to the border. They were unprofessional and the agent was apathetic. Our flight was delayed a few hours and she said our reservation was cancelled because they only keep it for an hour after the pickup time you put on the reservation. I have never heard of that before anywhere else! So, they charged me about $70 more than the reservation I had set up!

2.0 Poor

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Terrible experience overall. Stay far away from this place for many reasons: 1. Car rental facility is far from San Diego (on the border with Mexico), 2. Staff does not speak English. 3. No flexibility with rental terms. 4). Unreliable cars. Ours broke down the second to last day, with less than 50 total miles driven. Car had to be towed back. Never received so much as an apology (again, the language barrier), let alone an offer to remunerate for the giant fiasco that was this rental experience. Long story short, do not rent from them!

10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
Staff friendly both at pick-up and drop-off. Drop-off at Indianapolis airport couldn’t have been easier. Quick, clearly marked, they were ready before I was! Nice to have hybrid minivan. Comfortable.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
We worked with Ed! He’s so awesome!

1 out of 112

Economy Rent a Car

5.6

Fair