Car rental at San Jose Airport

Car rental at San Jose Airport

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San Jose, CA, United States - San Jose
25 Aug — 1 Sep
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San Jose, CA, United States - San Jose
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San Jose Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (394 reviews)
1 location in San Jose Airport
Alamo
Locations in San Jose Airport
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent11 May 2022
When I picked up the car a little orientation to the car would be nice so I would know all the features and most importantly where is the gas tank door opener 😳. 😂
10.0 Excellent24 Apr 2022
Price was better than competitors, easy and fast pickup, clean and very nice, new car, easy drop off.
8.0 Excellent7 Feb 2022
Just needed a little more explanation on charges since I bought insurance through kayak and it seems like they charge me again. Also, it would be nice if the counter people are aware of the type of car that is in inventory. That is, know the features. I upgraded since I was told there is apple car play in the car so I can use the GPS. Apparently, there isn't.
10.0 Excellent24 Aug 2021
Quite roomy Soul Kia. Liked that I could put down the back seats and carry a bunch of goodies to a wedding site.
7.9 Good17 Aug 2021
The Jeep is not a very good car, compared to others. Sorry, but it is poorly designed. That said, it is comfortable and it works.
6.0 Good27 May 2021
Check-in was easy and she/the agent was friendly.Not a fan of NISSAN cars. Dash isn't intuitive and not the best car to drive. Found trash under the seat from a previous driver.
10.0 Excellent22 Sep 2020
The staff was amazing.
8.0 Excellent13 Sep 2020
Vehicle fine. Check in process easyExplanation of car features as no vehicle manual supplied. Had no idea how to access gas tank
4.4 Okay13 Jul 2020
The agent offered a upgrade for a fee for a jeep cherokee. I had an issue with my card and had to call them. I walked from the transaction to call the card provider and was assigned a Nissan Rogue. I have hated every Nissan I have driven and would never pay extra to drive one. It was past 9 pm and I still had to go home and load up before leaving on my 800 mile drive to be with my mom who's husband died the next morning. My back still hurts from the low quality nissan seating .
8.0 Excellent9 Jul 2020
Ease of rentalHad to cross busy airport road to get to rental area. Maybe people bridge would be safer.
Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.6 Excellent (225 reviews)
1 location in San Jose Airport
Enterprise
Locations in San Jose Airport
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible25 Aug 2021
The wait was an hour and a half.
10.0 Excellent30 Jun 2021
The staff was great.
4.8 Okay4 Oct 2020
We rented for a month an SUV in order to go from CA to FL. The internal electrical stopped working on our way there. When I called to alert the problem in California, they told me to go to the nearest airport enterprise location in FL. Here, their first answer was that I should take it to a Firestone store to get it checked. I called the nearest Firestone and they told me they couldn't touch the car being so new and low milage; it was the dealership's problem. I called enterprise again and they told me to take it to the nearest dealership. At the dealership they told me that they can't service a car brought in by the customer. With enough frustration built, and the original San Jose office shinning by their absence, I demanded a simple swap of the car but they made me call 4 different enterprise locations in FL looking for an SUV replacement. An assistant manager in Daytona finally managed to put us in a minivan, but all of this took 20 calls and 3 days of painful dodging by their representatives. I will definitely be dodging their service in their future. Not recommend.
10.0 Excellent10 Aug 2020
Staff was quick to help. Great car.Nothing
4.8 Okay17 Jul 2020
Friendly staff.1. Someone picking up the phone (called two open locations, no answer, one said to leave a message). 2. Being given instructions for one-way drop off at airport at time of rental or at least posted in rental car drop off lot. I had to call Enterprise to find out what to do once I parked the car as there was no attendant (Medford, OR). 3. Receiving revised receipt. There "special" car was a huge, double-cab pick up truck. Basically, no trunk and this was an airport pick up. So, I upgraded to a Toyota Corolla. When I dropped off the car, I was told a receipt would automatically be emailed to me but I never received and had to contact customer report for a copy.
5.6 Okay5 Jan 2020
Drop off was a nightmare. I dropped it off at another location as the original reservation was, but I was not registered in the system when I picked up the car. The manager and staff did not know what to do and couldn’t assist me. They could not get a hold of the original airport I rented from to finish my registration so they could close my account. I had to call enterprise customer service personally standing in the enterprise office to speak to customer service to help. I spent nearly 2 hours there just trying to drop off my car. Staff and manager were not helpful and did not apologize once.The car was great and clean, no issues there. See above for why I am rating a poorly.
2.0 Mediocre13 Nov 2019
when we returned the rental we received 50% off of the rental for the inconvenience.Had mechanical problems with the rental, took over 17 hours to have someone call us back to exchange the rental and when we tried to go into another Enterprise to exchange the rental no one help us but instead told us to go back to the original Enterprise, which was 50 miles away. It should have been handled in less then 1hour, not 17 hours later.
2.0 Mediocre4 Nov 2019
The customer service number was friendly when they answered but I called after 12 midnight with no response which is a pretty bad idea in the customer Service world.There was no one at the counter when I called and they said they would wait. Their hours are from 5-1200 my flight ran late I got there at 1202 and no one was there. I never got to rent a car, had to go with someone else and it was expensive and a terrible car. Made the trip very stressful they could have just told me when I called they were closed.
8.8 Excellent5 Aug 2019
Staff at sjc very nice and helpful. Unfortunately the seaside office was closed on sundays.Better communication about the seaside location being closed on sundays. Had to call customer service to find the drop box. I was not comfortable leaving the car in the street and me still being responsible for it. With all the technology out there should be a way to notify you that the store closed
2.0 Mediocre25 Jul 2019
When I was booking my flight, the app kept refreshing the date and setting it to a different pickup drop off date, and i wound up booking the wrong dates.
Rated no. 3
Thrifty
8 Excellent (236 reviews)
1 location in San Jose Airport
Thrifty
Locations in San Jose Airport
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay28 Oct 2021
Was charged additional expenses without any explanation.
1.9 Horrible21 Sep 2021
Total scam on the coverage!!! We paid $1000 for our 10 day rental and at the time of pick up were told the insurance was not included and that would be an additional $39 per day minimum. Plus all these extra taxes and fees we were stuck with a $700 bill on top of the $1000. There is no way their coverage is worth $40 per day for the baseline. We could have paid less money at a nicer rental car company and not had to stand in line for an hour and a half to get our car at pick up. Terrible experience.
10.0 Excellent21 Jun 2021
Staff at front desk and car exit were both helpful and friendly
10.0 Excellent15 Jun 2021
The staff at San Jose airport were the best I ever worked with!!!! They helped get us in the right vehicle for 6 people and luggage. The manager at San Jose airport on Friday, June 11, 2014 was especially helpful, efficient and kind. I was so impressed with this company!
10.0 Excellent14 Jun 2021
More people needed to be working at pickup. Waiting for 30 minutes isnt fun.
4.4 Okay4 Nov 2020
Pick up has been painful. Drop off was cumbersome. Still awaiting my final receipts.
7.2 Good3 Oct 2020
Straightforward process. Car feels cleanThe hood of the car open but there was no indication of it on the car. Found out when it started moving on the freeway. This put my life in danger. Staff should have made sure that the hood was close and the car should have warned the driver that the hood is open.
6.4 Good29 Sep 2020
The staff were very friendly at pick up and drop off and the car was clean. It had a few scratches, but nothing too bad. Fuel economy was better than expected.The price was significantly better than other companies for the same type of car and it would have rated a higher score on value for money if it were not for the fact that the car needed some TLC. The engine sounded rough under load (like it was knocking), it needed oil (which I added) and the convertible top had trouble locking properly when it was lowered. I noticed later that the key had a sticker on it that said "check engine", but it seems that was not done.
9.2 Excellent16 Aug 2020
Staff was very helpful and friendly at SJCCar wasn't in spot marked on envelope. Had to look around for a few minutes to find it.
10.0 Excellent19 Jul 2020
All aspects of this rental were wonderful. Typical pushy sales on upselling when you go to pickup, but that's expected and you can "nope" your way through it.
Rated no. 4
Dollar
7.7 Good (212 reviews)
1 location in San Jose Airport
Dollar
Locations in San Jose Airport
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre21 Jul 2022
First, the car was FILTHY when we picked it up. Goo and grime all of the backseat. NO one cleaned this car... even the outdoor car handles were beshmeared with goo/sticky handprints. The worst was we checked the oil on our road trip only to find out that the oil was so low in the car that it was not registering on the dipstick. COMPLETELY dangerous! We ended up having to buy oil so we did not destroy the car. Dollar did not do any basic checks on this car before they rented it to us and basically put my family in danger. Having sufficient oil is a mandatory so you don't end up on the side of the road somewhere. Very disappointed.
4.0 Okay18 Jul 2022
We got to the Dollar booth and there were no employees and 20 customers in line. The hertz people helped check us in when they didn’t have customers but it took an hour to get to the front of the line. Frustrating and not acceptable. Also I was charged $97 in taxes which I assumed were included with my total rental costs. The car was great and I didn’t have any trouble getting and dropping the car once I got through the line.
4.0 Okay6 Jul 2022
Long wait for pickup Car was not clean
8.0 Excellent3 Apr 2022
Wish the car was smoke free. The whole trip we had to endure the smoky smell of the car. I had bad allergy from the smell of the car
8.0 Excellent18 Mar 2022
There was only one agent at check in who left for his at one point and one agent from the next agency counter had to take over . Longest line and slowest moving line was Dollar . On the plus side , the drop off was greatest ever .
6.0 Good7 Mar 2022
They keep pushing you to upgrade or saying that you will get a compact car even when they don’t have any compact cars there. My suggestion is to stay strong to your choices and if it doesn’t work, go back and ask for an upgrade.
10.0 Excellent13 Oct 2021
Every interaction with staff was pleasant, efficient, helpful.
5.9 Okay5 Oct 2021
It took 1.5 hours at check in!
10.0 Excellent1 Jul 2021
Great car Mazda CX-5. Easy dropoff (contactless - just leave the keys in the car and go).As seems to be the new norm, the wait for pickup was much longer than it needed to be. Hire enough staff please.
6.0 Good26 Apr 2021
The car was clean and the price was very fair. However, see below...I rented a certain class for not only the luxury comfort, but for the size. However, Dollar did not have the car I rented. They first tried to down grade me to a lower class, but larger car. I did not think this was fair so I did not agree. We went through the options and I explained, due to having two of my elder uncles with me and their need for a larger car, I needed something larger. Eventually a larger car was offered, but at a much higher rate. Again, I did not agree as a car in my category should have been available to me. Eventually I was offered another luxury vehicle (supposedly in the same class), but much smaller and the entire weekend we had difficulty getting my uncles in and out of it. Due to the inability to have a car ready for me in the class I rented I would have preferred the “upgrade” to an adequate car but the agent would not agree without additional payment to which I did not think was fair.
Rated no. 5
Budget
7.6 Good (158 reviews)
1 location in San Jose Airport
Budget
Locations in San Jose Airport
  • 8.3
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent11 Jul 2022
Check in was awfully slow. Staff at counter not focused and not motivated to work.
4.0 Okay4 Jul 2022
The pick up took an hour!!!! Longer than my flight!
10.0 Excellent30 May 2022
The person at the rental counter went above and beyond to make sure we got the vehicle that fit our needs.
2.0 Mediocre22 May 2022
No customer service counter personnel. 1 1/2 hour wait to get car. Staff pleasant and knowledgeable. Pricing not better than other companies. Car supllied was too samll..
8.0 Excellent20 May 2022
Check in line was long but it kept moving. Once I got to the desk, service was excellent.
2.0 Mediocre1 May 2022
Did not disclose that there would be a speed limit cap on sports car. Made it difficult and distracting to drive with flow of traffic due to constant alarming. Seems unsafe as well since car would slow down when approaching top speed set by car. If I had to speed up to avoid an obstacle, would prevent me from being able to do so. Ironically, the cap made car more unpredictable and less safe.
4.0 Okay20 Mar 2022
Pick-up was very slow. Stood waiting for my car for a half hour before it arrived. Asked clerk about the delay and she said that was normal... My vehicle was a great model, but was filthy inside. They sprayed a bunch of cleaner inside and failed to wipe most of it up. There were chips or cracker crumbs all over the seat and middle console. I would have returned the vehicle for further cleaning, but was already late for an appointment due to the initial wait.
2.0 Mediocre15 Mar 2022
The experience was awful. They gave me a wrong car and when I went back to change it the worker was very very rude and didn’t want to help us. Tried to explain to the workers that because of their mistakes I can’t get the car back in time because I lost a lot of time bringing the car back because they were closed for 6 hours and I got my car last minute. I was a very bad experience and I would never ever get a car from them.
2.0 Mediocre14 Mar 2022
Gave me a compact instead of intermediate. Staff was not helpful.
10.0 Excellent18 Jan 2022
It was great, cery smooth process.
Rated no. 6
Payless
7 Good (216 reviews)
1 location in San Jose Airport
Payless
Locations in San Jose Airport
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre12 Jun 2022
The pick up experience in San Jose was horrendous. We waited an hour to get a car, as did the customers around us. One had to wait 2 hours. The place was understaffed and unorganized. The company needs better software and hardware. The man who helped us was perfectly lovely it wasn’t his fault there are clearly systemic issues.
10.0 Excellent28 Apr 2022
I got dissatisfaction with kayak charging me an insurance that I did not need
6.0 Good18 Apr 2022
The staff when i went to pick up was extremely rude and pushy
10.0 Excellent3 Jan 2022
Loved the Customer Service and vehicle we were given
7.9 Good9 Sep 2021
They should have had people at the payless counter instead of shuffling people over to the avis/budget counter. It took about 30 to 45 minutes just to get to the counter and another 20 minutes to get the car. If I didn't budget my time, I would have been late for our family event.
1.9 Horrible6 Sep 2021
The Payless counter was closed and directed everyone to the budget car rental counter which was an extremely long line. We landed at 2pm and went straight to pick up the car. We were in line by 2:10pm and we didn’t get to the front of the counter until 3:30pm. We finally got sent to pick up the car in which took an additional 30 mins of waiting to get the car turned into us. By the time we were driving off the San Jose airport it was 4pm. That placed a dent in all our plans and reservations we had planned on our trip. It was really saddening to know that no one even tried to assist or apologize for wait times. The staff was not friendly in the car pick/drop off area.
10.0 Excellent22 Aug 2021
Flawless.
10.0 Excellent20 Apr 2021
Staff was excellent at pick up and drop offHad difficulty finding the actual registration desk. Confusing multiple floors/signing. Didn’t know Payless was also Avis.
10.0 Excellent29 Mar 2021
The staff was helpful. When I picked up the car, it had a half tank of gas. They told me to return it with the same amount, which I did. But when I got there, they charged me for the remainder for a full tank. I went to the desk and the agent there and guy who checked it out a few days before to me were very helpful and corrected it (refunded the difference).
6.0 Good8 Mar 2021
Clean car, employees at counter very politeFor starters I thought I was renting car with kayak not with other party that I never heard of it. On paper it says I got car at 5:36 but reality was that car was no ready and got it at 5:59p not a problem understandable even if it delay me am put me to more traffic time but for them is not ok for us to turn late, I got there at 8;07p and seems I was charge another. My point is we don’t get discount for pick up late but get fully charged for being late “very fair”
Rated no. 7
Fox
6 Good (539 reviews)
1 location in San Jose Airport
Fox
Locations in San Jose Airport
  • 6.2
  • 6.4
  • 5.8
  • 5.9
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre27 Jul 2022
Arrived at airport 0650hrs but attendant would not serve til 7am on the dot. The extras fees were very confusing, I had paid $11 cdw I’m advance yet had to pay LDW on top. Good car but Inside car windscreen was dirty.
8.0 Excellent15 Jul 2022
I did not appreciate the “up sell” because we were 45 min early. They said our car was not ready and we’d have to wait unless we upgraded.
2.0 Mediocre10 Jul 2022
Will never book through Priceline/Kayak. Horrible experience
8.0 Excellent22 Jun 2022
Original vehicle provided had damage at the back and had very high miles (90,000+). The rental desk was kind enough to provide a better vehicle that met me needs at no extra cost.
10.0 Excellent25 May 2022
Easy to use. No hassles.
10.0 Excellent6 May 2022
Very helpful and easy to use
4.0 Okay21 Mar 2022
Waited over two hours for the vehicle I reserved over two months ago. When I finally was allowed to proceed to get in the vehicle it had not been cleaned and had no gas in it. That delayed me another hour.
6.0 Good19 Mar 2022
The staff was friendly, however my reserved car was not available and I had to wait 1 hour on a list to fill out paperwork for a substitute vehicle that I did not even request. I missed my sons wedding rehearsal because of this delay
4.0 Okay12 Mar 2022
Previous information about real final costs is very tricky. From a budget online of about 350$ we paid over 1000 $. Poor information about all kinds of costs included, and plan lies in the website about what insurances to contract (I.e. Allianz recommended by website, then not accepted by Fox at checkin).
2.0 Mediocre28 Feb 2022
It’s a total scam of a company. We were explicitly told there will be no charges when picking up the car, and found a massive bill after returning car. A den of lies and thieves!
Rated no. 8
Hertz
7.9 Good (41 reviews)
1 location in San Jose Airport
Hertz
Locations in San Jose Airport
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent12 Oct 2017
Pick up was easy; car was clean and ran well.I thought the overall cost was relatively high. It included a different drop off location, but still seemed high--$62/day for a small CRV.
5.6 Okay13 Mar 2017
Pick up was terrible! The woman at the desk was helping a customer and socializing at the same time! She was even helping him w his itinerary. I stood in line for 20 minutes then she finally acknowledged me and told me to go to the kiosk to check in and get my car!!!!!! So rude!!! I will go back to Enterprise and pay a little more. Their service is so much better than Hertz.
2.0 Mediocre7 Mar 2017
Inflated promisesI know that all car rentals say (car model) "or similar", but Kayak misrepresented the size of the car in that class. Because of this, Hertz didn't have inventory to fill the reservation. I had to rent from another vendor to meet my needs and it cost more. Kayak, please get your act together.
9.6 Excellent5 Mar 2017
value for the moneylittle bit dirty inside
7.2 Good27 Feb 2017
Automated Kiosks need user experienced designHelpful staff, clean carThe automated kiosk, even with a staffer to help get started, was poorly implemented. The process was very slow, and the machines had difficulty reading both my license and my credit card.
4.0 Okay24 Feb 2017
charged me an extra dayI like how clean they leave there cars
4.8 Okay19 Feb 2017
Disappointing for hertzPrice was okThey advertised a Toyota in both cases and ended up With lesser substitute twice. The $9 a gal fill up is really taking advantage of customers. We intended to fill up near the airport but there were no gas stations anywhere near and we were running out of time. I can understand a surcharge but that price is ridiculous.
4.8 Okay11 Feb 2017
Poor service and a badly maintained carCar headlights were FAR out of adjustment, dangerously so! When I returned the car at SBP and mentioned it the response was "maybe you should contact San Jose where you rented it". What the heck sort of response is that !!Headlights! Service at SBP
10.0 Excellent7 Feb 2017
5 Stars to meEverything was great and simple. In and out and same on the return.
6.0 Good4 Feb 2017
Upgraded disappointmentInstead of economy, we upgraded to intermediate. We were given a Yaris without GPS, cruise control, or electric mirrors. What would economy have been like?
Rated no. 9
Avis
7.7 Good (34 reviews)
1 location in San Jose Airport
Avis
Locations in San Jose Airport
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre25 Apr 2022
Check out was extremely slow and instructions were not clear at all. We waited an hour to get our car
5.9 Okay28 Jul 2021
When you need a car - there is always a line and 1 clerk at your place of reservation
10.0 Excellent24 Aug 2020
professional staff. very efficient checkin and return process. nice car in good shape and very clean. everything that I could ask for worked very well
9.6 Excellent8 Jul 2019
Staff was great, price was good
4.0 Okay14 Jun 2019
NothingI waited for over two hours to pickup my rental. When I finally got to the desk, all they had left was 12 person van.
5.2 Okay10 Jun 2019
The wait time to get through this line was absurd given the limited number of people in line before me. In addition, certain fees were not disclosed at time of reservation resulting in charges higher than anticipated. Agent was also relentless on upselling optional services.
6.0 Good21 Jan 2019
Car had less than 1000 miles on it and has lots of exterior damage. Interior STUNK of cigarettes!!
10.0 Excellent1 Jan 2019
Happy New YearQuick and easy transaction
10.0 Excellent6 Aug 2018
Very simple transactionCar was missing a small plastic cover in the center console between the seats where small items could be lost.
7.2 Good5 Jul 2017
A one-hour pickup is just too longThe line was about 5 deep with two agents and it still took an hour to get the car.
Rated no. 10
Sixt
7.5 Good (57 reviews)
1 location in San Jose Airport
Sixt
Locations in San Jose Airport
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent1 Aug 2022
Great car, fair price, nice staff
10.0 Excellent1 Jun 2022
Easy check in and fast check out
10.0 Excellent20 Mar 2022
Was upgraded to a BMW X2. Super clean, super fun, super great price!
2.0 Mediocre16 Feb 2022
They accepted my reservation without having the vehicle in stock. Sixt continued to charge my credit card despite failing to provide the agreed vehicle
2.0 Mediocre12 Jan 2022
I have paid in full when I reserved the car on kayak site and when i returned the car with full tank of gas, they still charged me $217.72. there is no phone number to reach out to a real customer service at Sixt and we are still going back and forth. On top of that, when I went to pick up a car, I have reserved Luxury mid size SUV, they rented out the car they told me that they don't have that model and they only had station wagon and they were telling me that it is a compatible car. the guy at the counter was not only helpful with the situation but very rude and had to talk to his supervisor and suggested that I come back to pick up the mid size SUV the next day as if that was a deal that I was getting. I had to waste so much time going back to pick up the car twice at the airport and there are no apologies and now I am having to deal with the charge of $217.72 for not fueling the fee which is a lie.... I would never want to do business with sixt rental car and I will not recommend to anyone.
2.0 Mediocre9 Jan 2022
My flight was cancelled last minute due to weather and I was unable to make the trip. The only way to contact them is through email and their customer service is worse than Comcast. They still have yet to send an invoice for cancellation charges. I have used them before, but now I'll pay extra to go with a different rental agency. Sixt proves that they're just a cooperation and don't care about their customers.
10.0 Excellent1 Jan 2022
We got a convertible instead of a Corolla. Very happy with the service!
6.0 Good29 Nov 2021
The car
10.0 Excellent28 Nov 2018
Great services replace
10.0 Excellent6 Sep 2017
SixT best bang for the buckCheap price and no wait. Because SixT is less well known than the others, the lines for pick up were atrocious at Hertz, Avis, etc but non-existent at SixT. Mildly slick attempt at getting us to choose un-needed insurance (aren't they all?) but otherwise super-attentive service. No prob with the car at all. Drop off was a breeze.A couple of dents in the car not documented at pick-up - we had to note these and have them write then down before we took off with the vehicle.
Rated no. 11
National
8 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in San Jose Airport
National
Locations in San Jose Airport
  • 10
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 6
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent29 Mar 2017
Great van and service!Helpful employees at pick up and drop off.Rate was high, but I should have made the reservation earlier.
Rated no. 12
Airport Van
6.1 Good (25 reviews)
1 location in San Jose Airport
Airport Van
Locations in San Jose Airport
  • 6.3
  • 6.1
  • 6.3
  • 5.8
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent7 Jul 2020
Good overall
2.0 Mediocre27 May 2020
Incorrect pick up address and contact information, no one there to assist
4.8 Okay29 Jun 2019
The can was in good condition.The offices were filthy, the line desperately long. I lined up for more than an hour to pick up the van. And no excuses were given by the staff.
5.6 Okay24 Jul 2018
Lot of Van optionsLimited Mileage and long wait
2.0 Mediocre21 May 2018
Watch Terms and ConditionsThe rate appeared favorable for newer vehicle with unlimited mileage.Did not rent from AVR when it turned out not to be unlimited mileage. My experience with Sixt was excellent.
3.2 Mediocre4 Apr 2018
Below satisfactory rental experience - overallThey did have availability of the van. Ran well.wrong address was provided by Kayak. They gave us 15 seat passenger van with zero cargo space. They did not even tell us about this upfront. Also i had to wait 45 minutes at the rental space for them to finish cleaning up, and they changed the rental vehicle at the last minute. Van was not fully cleaned. The back seats were very dirty.
9.6 Excellent3 Apr 2018
Well worth the off airport location.The people were very friendly and customer service oriented. A quick call brought them to pick us up in a shuttle service back to their office less than 10 minutes from the airport. Their rental vehicles were 2018 new and the process went very smoothly. Should family trips take us back near any of their areas, I have no issues calling them first based off this experience.Two small issues were 1. the rental didn’t have plates and as it turned out to be minimal, the higher risk of being pulled over and dealing with a patrol officer was there and 2. a miscommunication that we could have used the rental to be dropped off back at the airport instead of unloading and reloading luggage into their shuttle would have topped the experience off nicely. Minimal affect on the experience as a whole.
2.8 Mediocre26 Feb 2018
ScammedThe car had 4 wheels and an engineThis entire experience was a scam, the booking process as well as the email I received on booking claimed I was getting unlimited miles. It wasn’t until I got to the rental location that I was told, sorry only 200 miles original “check out fine print”. This is why I dont plan on using kayak again.
6.0 Good24 Nov 2017
What was offered is not the same as advertisedVan was spacious. Large cargo space.Van was old with 90k miles on it. AC grills at the passengers in the back were broken or removed. No air flow control. Gas tank cover was broken. Step to the rear passengers area was very high and difficult to claim and step out. My wife fell down from the step and injured her leg. Van had only 17gallons per mile. Advertised as 23. Mandatory insurance $29.99 a day, instead of advertised $11/day. We were told that it is because it’s a commercial van, but we never been told so in advertising.
8.8 Excellent6 Jun 2017
Best price for minivan.
Rated no. 13
Europcar
5 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in San Jose Airport
Europcar
Locations in San Jose Airport
  • 4
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  • 5
  • 5
  • 4
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent9 Aug 2022
Easy collecting and dropping of car counter staff very good cleanliness of car very poor very old car with 77000 miles on clock for money paid would have expected a more up to date car
2.0 Mediocre21 Jun 2022
Terrible
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
3 locations in San Jose Airport
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
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Sunnycars
2 locations in San Jose Airport
Sunnycars
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Avalon Transportation Service
1 location in San Jose Airport
Avalon Transportation Service
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Avr
1 location in San Jose Airport
Avr
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Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in San Jose Airport
Eagle Rent A Car
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Easirent
1 location in San Jose Airport
Easirent
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Economy Rent a Car
1 location in San Jose Airport
Economy Rent a Car
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Flight Car
1 location in San Jose Airport
Flight Car
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Fox Autorent
1 location in San Jose Airport
Fox Autorent
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Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in San Jose Airport
Goldcar Rental SP
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Its Rent a Car
1 location in San Jose Airport
Its Rent a Car
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Rhodium
1 location in San Jose Airport
Rhodium
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TravelCar
1 location in San Jose Airport
TravelCar
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2142 travellers who rented a car in San Jose Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car rental locations at San Jose Airport

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Top tips for renting a car at San Jose Airport

  • Car rental at San Jose Airport (SJC) is convenient compared to other options because the airport is located right in the heart of Silicon Valley. A car rental from this airport gives you the opportunity to drive around and explore Silicon Valley at your pace. You can park your car rental at San Jose Airport securely and conveniently, which is why San Jose Airport remains such an excellent choice of destination when considering renting a car for your vacation or business trip.
  • The main car rental center at San Jose Airport is located on the lower level of Terminal A. From the arrivals hall, you can walk directly to the rental car center by going down the escalators. Alternatively, you can go to Terminal B or C for a few minutes and take the free shuttle bus service from there. The free bus service can be very handy if you are arriving at Terminal B or C.
  • Once you are through and need to return your rental car as per the terms of the rental agreement, you can do so at any of the car return booths. These are located in the parking lot and in Terminal B and C. You can also return your car at any of the other Rental Car Centers located outside SJC property, but you will be charged a fee for this service and it is not recommended if you can avoid it.
  • Beware that some car rental companies charge an advance reservation fee for booking your vehicle before your arrival at SJC. It is also possible to reserve a vehicle if you wish but there will be no upfront cost with this option. If reserving your vehicle in advance, you will have to find out the rental company's phone number and call them.
  • Book your rental car at San Jose Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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