Car Rentals in San Jose, California

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San Jose, CA
May 26 — Jun 2
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San Jose, CA
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Best deals found for San Jose, California car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in San Jose, California
Nissan Kicks
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$55/day

31 May - 9 Jun
Nissan Kicks
Daewoo Leganza
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$34/day

24 May - 24 Jun
Daewoo Leganza
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$34/day

24 May - 23 Jun
Volkswagen Jetta
Toyota Camry
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$32/day

27 May - 26 Jun
Toyota Camry
Ford EcoSport
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

$42/day

30 May - 19 Jun
Ford EcoSport
Buick LaCrosse
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$73/day

29 May - 11 Jun
Buick LaCrosse
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$46/day

29 May - 11 Jun
Toyota Fortuner
Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$30/day

3 Jun - 3 Jul
Kia Forte
Perodua Myvi
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$30/day

24 May - 24 Jun
Perodua Myvi

San Jose, California car rental deals found on momondo

Find the rental car in San Jose that's right for you

Small Cars

$44 - $107

All Car Types

$65 - $135

The average price of a Small rental in San Jose, the United States is $78. The cheapest time to rent a Small in San Jose, the United States is in January. The price is 44% lower than the rest of the year at just $44 per day. A Small rental is typically 23% less expensive than the average car rental in San Jose. The average price of a vehicle rental in San Jose can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for San Jose Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in San Jose, the United States is $86. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in San Jose, the United States is in January. The price is 42% lower than the rest of the year at just $50 per day. A Medium rental is typically 15% less expensive than the average car rental in San Jose. The average price of a vehicle rental in San Jose can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for San Jose Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in San Jose, the United States is $103. The cheapest time to rent a Large in San Jose, the United States is in January. The price is 32% lower than the rest of the year at just $71 per day. A Large rental is typically 2% more expensive than the average car rental in San Jose. The average price of a vehicle rental in San Jose can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for San Jose Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in San Jose, the United States is $95. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in San Jose, the United States is in January. The price is 41% lower than the rest of the year at just $57 per day. A SUV rental is typically 5% less expensive than the average car rental in San Jose. The average price of a vehicle rental in San Jose can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for San Jose SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in San Jose, the United States is $119. The cheapest time to rent a Van in San Jose, the United States is in January. The price is 43% lower than the rest of the year at just $68 per day. A Van rental is typically 16% more expensive than the average car rental in San Jose. The average price of a vehicle rental in San Jose can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for San Jose Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury rental in San Jose, the United States is $98. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in San Jose, the United States is in November. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just $70 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 2% less expensive than the average car rental in San Jose. The average price of a vehicle rental in San Jose can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for San Jose Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible rental in San Jose, the United States is $129. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in San Jose, the United States is in November. The price is 34% lower than the rest of the year at just $87 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 23% more expensive than the average car rental in San Jose. The average price of a vehicle rental in San Jose can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

Mitsubishi Colt
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$28/day

24 May - 24 Jun
Mitsubishi Colt
Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$30/day

3 Jun - 3 Jul
Kia Forte
Perodua Myvi
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$30/day

24 May - 24 Jun
Perodua Myvi

San Jose car rental directory

All major car rental suppliers in San Jose, California
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Excellent
163 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.0
8.0
Excellent
117 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Overall

7.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

7.9
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Good
106 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

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Okay
146 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.3

Overall

5.5

Pick-up/drop-off

5.2

Value

5.5
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Okay
324 reviews1 location
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Cleanliness

5.4

Comfort

5.6

Overall

4.8

Pick-up/drop-off

4.8

Value

5.2
6.5
Good
32 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.9
6.0
Good
75 reviews5 locations
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Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

6.5

Overall

5.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.1

Value

5.9
5.4
Okay
18 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

5.7

Comfort

5.5

Overall

5.5

Pick-up/drop-off

5.0

Value

5.3

Quick facts about car rentals in San Jose

Get the overview on great rental deals, popular car rental companies, and best car types for your visit in San Jose
Most Popular AgencyHertzThe most popular San Jose car rental agency found on momondo this month is Hertz. Other top choices for car rental companies are Fox and Budget
Popular Car TypesFull-size, Economy, SUVThe following car types were offered at rental car companies in San Jose in the past 72 hours: Full-size, Economy, SUV.
Cheapest Rental Car$31The lowest price for a rental car in San Jose is $31/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $90/day.
Most Popular ModelNissan LeafThe most popular car model to rent in San Jose in the past 7 days is the Nissan Leaf. Our users also prefer the Subaru Legacy as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular rental car locations in San Jose

Nearby attractions:

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum2.0 mi
San Jose Municipal Rose Garden2.1 mi
SAP Center at San Jose2.5 mi
SAP Center2.6 mi
San Pedro Square2.7 mi

Nearby attractions:

Winchester Mystery House31.4 mi
San Jose Municipal Rose Garden31.8 mi
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum31.9 mi
San Jose Flea Market32.4 mi
SAP Center at San Jose32.8 mi

Nearby attractions:

San Jose Flea Market30.1 mi
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum30.7 mi
San Jose Municipal Rose Garden30.7 mi
Winchester Mystery House30.9 mi
SAP Center at San Jose31.4 mi

Important information about San Jose car rentals

Book your car rentals in San Jose through momondo and enjoy the sights of the famously named town ‘capital of Silicon valley’. Adventurers can drive up to California’s Great America park that has thrill rides and water slide activities. Other attractions that you might enjoy with your car rentals in San Jose are the San Jose Museum of Art, Almaden Quicksilver County Park, and the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum that is home to mummies and artifacts exhibitions. The Municipal Rose Garden is a sight to behold of colorful blooms that attract many visitors. There are parking allocations all over San Jose. While choosing your car rental in San Jose, keep in mind that there is free parking for low emissions vehicles. There are around 50 rental locations in San Jose.

There are parking facilities including both free and cheap lots, garages, and street meter spots where you can park your car rentals in San Jose. You will find peak hour in San Jose begins in the early morning and during early evening hours. The famous technology company, Intel, has a museum of technological innovation a drive away in Santa Clara. We recommend the scenic drive on a passenger van trail with your family to Los Gatos Creek County Park in Campbell for a chance to hike up the urban trails. Sunnyvale is a drive away from San Jose that is known to be in close vicinity to Lake Tahoe that can be enjoyed using an economy car rental. San Jose is considered among the 20 most walkable large cities in the US, with high-ranking neighborhoods including St. Leo's, East Virginia, and Sunol-Midtown. You will get to enjoy exploring San Jose at large and its neighboring cities with your rental cars in San Jose.

Driving your car rentals in San Jose, California requires strict adherence to their road rules and regulations such as the law that states everyone in a vehicle should fasten their seatbelts while in transit. Seatbelts should always be fastened while on the road by both the driver and passengers as well. San Jose maintains that drivers should observe the rules set in the state of California. The speed limit on San Jose freeways is higher than other areas in the city with the streets demanding that a speed limit of half that is strictly followed. In residential areas and neighborhoods near schools, the speed limit is the lowest. You are not allowed to check or respond to text messages while driving. If necessary one is required to use a hands-free device when on a call. Your blood alcohol content should not be at 0.08% or above. The state, however, has a zero-tolerance limit for drinking and driving, and thus you risk being charged for having the presence of alcohol. Before embarking on your San Jose trip, ensure you keep checking the city’s department for any recent law changes.

From San Jose, the borders you can cross are to Canada and Mexico. Most car rental branches allow crossing the Canadian border. The only documents you would need are a U.S. or Canadian photo ID or a foreign passport with the necessary visa for Canada. As for the Mexican border, not all car rentals in San Jose will allow it. Consult with the branch in advance to make sure it’s a possibility. Purchasing Mexican liability insurance is required before reaching Mexico. Apart from the Mexican insurance, you must request an entry permit from the INM (Migration Institute) and have a valid passport to enter the country. It’s recommended to always contact the car rental locations in San Jose to understand the requirements for crossing borders and confirm they allow it.

If you wish to pay for your car rentals in San Jose without a credit card, most car rental companies allow debit card payments with certain requirements. However, not all branches of the company may allow it, so make sure beforehand that your San Jose car rental can be paid with a debit card. Enterprise or Dollar are good options for debit card users if the specific branches allow it. They don’t do credit checks and only require that the card bears either the VISA or MasterCard logo. Also, when picking up your car at an airport location they may ask for proof of a return flight. Other companies have age restrictions for debit card users or do credit checks and need extra proof of identification. A general rule is that the renter, main driver, and debit or credit card holder must all be in the same person’s name.

California does not require you to have a special permit when driving a vehicle with a foreign driver’s license, as long as it’s for less than 90 days. However, if you wish to get car rentals in San Jose and the driver’s license of your country of origin is not in the Latin alphabet, you may be required to present an International Driver’s Permit. This permit translates your foreign document and is not valid on its own. Along with your valid foreign license, you will most likely have to show a second form of identification, like a valid passport. The rental branch may have some restrictions on certain types of international credit cards. Confirm beforehand with your car rental office to make sure you have all the necessary documents for your trip to go smoothly.


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Driving with a rental car in San Jose - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about renting a car in San Jose so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

For June in San Jose, the average price from these searches for a weekend rental was $106 - but some users found deals as low as $26. For a one-week car rental, San Jose prices in June average $89 with the best deals starting at $23.

Daily rates from Zeeba Rent-A-Van are typically the cheapest, with an average price of $6/day when getting a rental car in San Jose. The absolute cheapest price found at their 3 locations in San Jose is $5/day.

The majority of car rental agencies in San Jose offer free cancellation. momondo will always tell you whether or not rental car centers such as Alamo, Enterprise, and Thrifty have a cancellation fee for travelers who have last-minute itinerary changes.

When temperatures average 69.8 °F and precipitation is 0″, your best car rental option for the month of June is a Convertible. Renting a Convertible in San Jose is an exciting way to see the area without having to worry about the weather being uncooperative. However, it is always a good idea to check the forecast before you travel and make any adjustments to your car rental plans. Renting a Convertible in San Jose will cost you $110/day on average.

Hertz has 9 locations. momondo users can expect to pay $77/day on average when renting from these locations.

Travelers who rent a car in San Jose should be aware that the city’s speed limit is 25 mph. Suburban speed limits around San Jose are generally 75 mph, whereas speed limits on highways are 75 mph. Keep in mind that speeds may change depending on what road you’re traveling on, so be on the lookout for posted signage.

Those looking for a rental car in San Jose during the month of May should expect temperatures to be around 62.6 °F and should expect around 0.5″ of precipitation. This information can be helpful when choosing which car you’d like to rent.

Those looking to rent a car in San Jose for a road trip to the surrounding areas, please know the weather in California during the month of May usually is around 62.6 °F with 0.4″ of possible rain.


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