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When is it cheapest to rent a car in San Diego?

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$24 - $60
Family size
$48 - $74
Economy
$24 - $38

The cheapest time to rent a car in San Diego is in January. The price is 26% lower than the rest of the year at just $26 per day. The most expensive month is July. If you are looking for a specific car type, consider renting an economy car in January. If you need more room for your family, larger vehicles with 6+ seats are typically cheapest in January. The price of a car rental in San Diego can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

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Small cars are typically categorized as economy cars, compact cars and intermediate cars. You can expect to pay $50/day to rent a small car in San Diego. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Hyundai Accent
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$16/day
Aug 16 - Aug 23
San Diego
Tijuana Cross Border Xpress (CBX)
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$16/day
Aug 16 - Aug 23
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Kia Rio Hatchback
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
$17/day
Aug 1 - Aug 31
San Diego
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$17/day
Aug 1 - Aug 31
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Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$19/day
Aug 1 - Aug 31
San Diego
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$19/day
Aug 1 - Aug 31
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Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$20/day
Aug 1 - Aug 8
San Diego
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$20/day
Aug 1 - Aug 8
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Kia Rio Hatchback
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
$20/day
Aug 1 - Aug 8
San Diego
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$20/day
Aug 1 - Aug 8
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Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$21/day
Jul 27 - Aug 10
San Diego
1002 West Juniper Street
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$21/day
Jul 27 - Aug 10
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Medium-sized cars, like mid-size sedans, are a step up in size from the economy car and can typically fit up to 5 people comfortably. The average price of a mid-size car rental in San Diego is $52/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$16/day
Aug 30 - Sep 6
San Diego
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$16/day
Aug 30 - Sep 6
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$19/day
Aug 1 - Aug 8
San Diego
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$19/day
Aug 1 - Aug 8
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$21/day
Aug 16 - Aug 21
San Diego
Tijuana Cross Border Xpress (CBX)
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$21/day
Aug 16 - Aug 21
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Ford Focus
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$23/day
Aug 11 - Aug 18
San Diego
6609 Mira Mesa Boulevard
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$23/day
Aug 11 - Aug 18
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Audi A4
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$24/day
Aug 1 - Aug 31
San Diego
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$24/day
Aug 1 - Aug 31
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Ford Focus
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$25/day
Jul 24 - Aug 26
San Diego
5816 Miramar Rd
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$25/day
Jul 24 - Aug 26
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Larger cars, like full-size sedans, can fit up to 5 people comfortably. The average price of a full-size rental in San Diego is $70/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$16/day
Aug 1 - Aug 31
San Diego
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$16/day
Aug 1 - Aug 31
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$17/day
Aug 3 - Aug 10
San Diego
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$17/day
Aug 3 - Aug 10
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$25/day
Aug 11 - Aug 18
San Diego
6609 Mira Mesa Boulevard
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$25/day
Aug 11 - Aug 18
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$25/day
Aug 14 - Aug 21
San Diego
6609 Mira Mesa Boulevard
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$25/day
Aug 14 - Aug 21
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$26/day
Jul 27 - Aug 24
San Diego
1002 West Juniper Street
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$26/day
Jul 27 - Aug 24
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$26/day
Aug 3 - Aug 29
San Diego
1002 West Juniper Street
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$26/day
Aug 3 - Aug 29
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SUVs are larger vehicles that are best used for families and in destinations with terrain like snow and dirt. The average cost of renting an SUV in San Diego is $63/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Ford Escape
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$24/day
Aug 16 - Aug 23
San Diego
Tijuana Cross Border Xpress (CBX)
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$24/day
Aug 16 - Aug 23
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Kia Sportage
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$26/day
Aug 11 - Aug 18
San Diego
6609 Mira Mesa Boulevard
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$26/day
Aug 11 - Aug 18
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Ford Escape
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$26/day
Jul 27 - Aug 24
San Diego
1002 West Juniper Street
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$26/day
Jul 27 - Aug 24
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Kia Sportage
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$27/day
Aug 14 - Aug 21
San Diego
6609 Mira Mesa Boulevard
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$27/day
Aug 14 - Aug 21
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Kia Sportage
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$27/day
Aug 1 - Aug 31
San Diego
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$27/day
Aug 1 - Aug 31
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Kia Sportage
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$28/day
Aug 1 - Aug 31
San Diego
3851 El Cajon Blvd
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$28/day
Aug 1 - Aug 31
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Passenger vans are great for families and large groups. Vans can usually hold 6 or more people comfortably. The average price for renting a passenger van in San Diego is $78/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Class Minivan
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$36/day
Aug 5 - Sep 2
San Diego
6609 Mira Mesa Boulevard
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$36/day
Aug 5 - Sep 2
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Class Minivan
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$37/day
Aug 4 - Aug 15
San Diego
3355 Admiral Boland Way
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$37/day
Aug 4 - Aug 15
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Class Minivan
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$38/day
Aug 1 - Aug 31
San Diego
2305 Pacific Hwy
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$38/day
Aug 1 - Aug 31
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Class Minivan
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$38/day
Jul 27 - Aug 24
San Diego
1002 West Juniper Street
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$38/day
Jul 27 - Aug 24
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Class Minivan
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$39/day
Aug 3 - Aug 29
San Diego
1002 West Juniper Street
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$39/day
Aug 3 - Aug 29
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Class Minivan
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$39/day
Aug 5 - Sep 2
San Diego
1002 West Juniper Street
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$39/day
Aug 5 - Sep 2
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Trucks are great options to rent if you plan on transporting equipment or larger loads while visiting San Diego. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Class Standard truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$27/day
Aug 1 - Aug 31
San Diego
3851 El Cajon Blvd
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$27/day
Aug 1 - Aug 31
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Class Standard truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$27/day
Aug 1 - Sep 1
San Diego
3851 El Cajon Blvd
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$27/day
Aug 1 - Sep 1
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Class Standard truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$28/day
Aug 11 - Aug 14
San Diego
6620 Mira Mesa Boulevard
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$28/day
Aug 11 - Aug 14
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Class Standard truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$29/day
Aug 1 - Aug 29
San Diego
3851 El Cajon Blvd
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$29/day
Aug 1 - Aug 29
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Class Standard truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$29/day
Aug 28 - Sep 4
San Diego
2780 Garnet Ave
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$29/day
Aug 28 - Sep 4
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Class Standard truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$30/day
Aug 27 - Sep 3
San Diego
2780 Garnet Ave
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$30/day
Aug 27 - Sep 3
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Luxury vehicles are typically cars that cost more because of the extra features they include. The average price of a luxury car in San Diego is $89/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Ford Mustang
or similar Premium coupe
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2-3-door vehicles
$29/day
Aug 1 - Aug 31
San Diego
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$29/day
Aug 1 - Aug 31
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Ford Mustang
or similar Premium coupe
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2-3-door vehicles
$30/day
Aug 15 - Aug 22
San Diego
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$30/day
Aug 15 - Aug 22
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Ford Mustang
or similar Premium coupe
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2-3-door vehicles
$31/day
Aug 1 - Aug 29
San Diego
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$31/day
Aug 1 - Aug 29
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Chrysler 300
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$32/day
Aug 11 - Aug 18
San Diego
6609 Mira Mesa Boulevard
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$32/day
Aug 11 - Aug 18
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Chrysler 300
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$32/day
Jul 24 - Aug 26
San Diego
6609 Mira Mesa Boulevard
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$32/day
Jul 24 - Aug 26
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Chrysler 300
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$33/day
Aug 1 - Aug 31
San Diego
3851 El Cajon Blvd
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$33/day
Aug 1 - Aug 31
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Convertibles are cars that have a folding or detachable roof. These cars are great in warmer climates and typically cost a bit more than most rental cars. The average convertible rental in San Diego is $92/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Ford Mustang
or similar Convertible
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$37/day
Aug 1 - Aug 31
San Diego
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$37/day
Aug 1 - Aug 31
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Ford Mustang
or similar Convertible
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$38/day
Aug 1 - Sep 1
San Diego
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$38/day
Aug 1 - Sep 1
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Ford Mustang
or similar Convertible
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$38/day
Jul 27 - Aug 24
San Diego
6609 Mira Mesa Boulevard
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$38/day
Jul 27 - Aug 24
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Ford Mustang
or similar Convertible
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$39/day
Jul 27 - Aug 31
San Diego
6609 Mira Mesa Boulevard
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$39/day
Jul 27 - Aug 31
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Ford Mustang
or similar Convertible
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$39/day
Aug 6 - Sep 7
San Diego
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$39/day
Aug 6 - Sep 7
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Ford Mustang
or similar Convertible
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$40/day
Aug 1 - Aug 29
San Diego
6609 Mira Mesa Boulevard
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$40/day
Aug 1 - Aug 29
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Eco-friendly vehicles are vehicles that are not 100% powered by gas and involve some battery charge to operate. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Audi A4
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$24/day
Aug 1 - Aug 31
San Diego
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$24/day
Aug 1 - Aug 31
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Toyota Corolla
or similar Intermediate station wagon
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$25/day
Aug 16 - Aug 23
San Diego
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$25/day
Aug 16 - Aug 23
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Toyota Corolla
or similar Intermediate station wagon
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$25/day
Aug 17 - Aug 21
San Diego
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$25/day
Aug 17 - Aug 21
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Toyota Corolla
or similar Intermediate station wagon
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$26/day
Aug 1 - Aug 29
San Diego
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$26/day
Aug 1 - Aug 29
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Toyota Corolla
or similar Intermediate station wagon
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$26/day
Aug 3 - Aug 29
San Diego
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$26/day
Aug 3 - Aug 29
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San Diego Car Rental Directory

All major car rental suppliers in San Diego

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Enterprise

Agency score: Excellent 8.5

Score based on 13,452 reviews

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Avis

Agency score: Good 7.6

Score based on 2,607 reviews

View all 11 locations

Budget

Agency score: Good 7.4

Score based on 4,380 reviews

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Hertz

Agency score: Good 7.3

Score based on 4,571 reviews

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Economy Rent a Car

Agency score: Good 6.8

Score based on 111 reviews

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Ace

Agency score: Good 6.1

Score based on 549 reviews

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Easirent

Agency score: Okay 5.0

Score based on 898 reviews

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Midway

Agency score: Excellent 8.7

Score based on 91 reviews

View all 2 locations

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

San Diego Airport
San Diego, California
Nearby attractions:
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park 1.6 mi
Maritime Museum 1.6 mi
USS Midway Museum 1.8 mi
SDSU Downtown Gallery 2.0 mi
Seaport Village 2.3 mi
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
Santa Ana, California
Nearby attractions:
Torrey Pines State Beach 62 mi
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve 63 mi
Birch Aquarium 66 mi
La Jolla Cove 67 mi
La Jolla Shores 67 mi
Ontario Airport
Ontario, California
Nearby attractions:
Torrey Pines State Beach 80 mi
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve 81 mi
Birch Aquarium 85 mi
La Jolla Shores 85 mi
La Jolla Cove 85 mi

Distance to popular hotels from San Diego Airport

Park your car and yourself at these popular hotels not far from San Diego's car rental counter

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

207 5th Avenue

2.8 mi from airport

Paradise Point Resort & Spa

1404 Vacation Road

3.8 mi from airport

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

1 Market Place

2.3 mi from airport

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

1 Park Boulevard

2.9 mi from airport

Wyndham San Diego Bayside

1355 North Harbor Drive

1.7 mi from airport

Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

509 9th Avenue

2.8 mi from airport

Bahia Resort Hotel

998 West Mission Bay Drive

4.0 mi from airport

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa And Marina

1441 Quivira Road

3.4 mi from airport

Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

3999 Mission Boulevard

5.1 mi from airport

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

1380 Harbor Island Drive

0.4 mi from airport

Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

1551 Shelter Island Drive

2.6 mi from airport

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

333 West Harbor Drive

2.5 mi from airport

Town and Country San Diego

500 Hotel Circle North

2.6 mi from airport

Omni San Diego Hotel

675 L Street

2.8 mi from airport

Hilton San Diego Mission Valley

901 Camino del Rio South

3.2 mi from airport

Sheraton Mission Valley San Diego Hotel

1433 Camino Del Rio South

3.5 mi from airport

The Atwood

1201 Hotel Circle South

2.3 mi from airport

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines

10950 North Torrey Pines Road

12.0 mi from airport

Car Rental in San Diego

In July to date, 82,716 momondo users have searched for cheap car rental in San Diego.

What cleaning measures are being taken by San Diego car rental companies to control the spread of COVID-19?

Alamo, Enterprise, and Avis are some of the companies offering enhanced cleaning options to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in San Diego. Vehicles are always cleaned regularly, however, rental companies are now going above and beyond to ensure cars are sanitized. You can check to see all rental companies in San Diego offering this service by searching and filtering for that option on momondo. As things change, so do policies. We’ll do our best to stay on top of things, but always be sure to check with the provider directly.

How much will it cost to rent a car in San Diego in August?

Our data shows that for weekend car rental deals during August in San Diego, you can expect to pay around $50. A particularly good deal might be around $16, which is the lowest quote for San Diego we've seen so far. Stretching your rental over seven days shifts the price range to about $11 to $43.

Which car rental agency in San Diego has the cheapest rental car prices?

You can expect to get the best deals from Economy Rent a Car when you visit San Diego. With average rates of $32/day available at their 2 locations, Economy Rent a Car is a great company to rent from.

Is there a fee to cancel my San Diego car rental?

In most cases, there is no fee when you cancel your San Diego car rental. You can check to see whether or not your preferred car rental company in San Diego offers free cancellation when booking with momondo.

What is the best type of car to rent in San Diego during August?

During the month of August in San Diego, temperatures hover around 69.8 °F - which is perfect for renting a Convertible. With precipitation only averaging 0.2″ during August in San Diego, a Convertible will allow you to truly enjoy the sites while cruising down the streets. Keep in mind that you may want to check the weather before your trip, just in case. Renting a Convertible in San Diego will cost you $84/day on average.

Which rental car company in San Diego has the most locations?

Enterprise is very popular in San Diego, as they have more locations than any other car rental company. You can find 14 locations in the city of San Diego, and can expect to pay about $51/day for your rental car in San Diego.

What is the speed limit in San Diego?

The speed limit in San Diego is 25 mph, unless otherwise stated on road signs. San Diego also has a suburban speed limit of 75 mph which is strictly enforced. If you find yourself on a highway in San Diego, be aware that the speed limit is generally 75 mph.


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