San José Car Rentals

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

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$2 - $64
Family size
$15 - $78
Economy
$1 - $28

The cheapest time to rent a car in San José is in October. The price is 80% lower than the rest of the year at just $2 per day. The most expensive month is December. If you are looking for a specific car type, consider renting an economy car in October. If you need more room for your family, larger vehicles with 6+ seats are typically cheapest in June. The price of a car rental in San José 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 $17/day to rent a small car in San José. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$5/day
Aug 5 - Aug 26
San José
1.4km E. Of Holidayinn Express
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$5/day
Aug 5 - Aug 26
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Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
2/4-door vehicles
$5/day
Aug 2 - Aug 7
San José
Rio Segundo
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$5/day
Aug 2 - Aug 7
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Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
2/4-door vehicles
$6/day
Aug 7 - Aug 23
San José
San Jose Intl Airport
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$6/day
Aug 7 - Aug 23
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Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$6/day
Aug 3 - Aug 10
San José
Carretera Aeropuerto Internacional
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$6/day
Aug 3 - Aug 10
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Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$7/day
Aug 23 - Aug 30
San José
San Jose Intl Airport
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$7/day
Aug 23 - Aug 30
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Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$7/day
Aug 20 - Aug 26
San José
San Jose Intl Airport
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$7/day
Aug 20 - Aug 26
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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 José is $24/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Audi A4
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$5/day
Aug 2 - Aug 7
San José
Rio Segundo
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$5/day
Aug 2 - Aug 7
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Toyota RAV4
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$6/day
Aug 2 - Aug 7
San José
Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport
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$6/day
Aug 2 - Aug 7
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$7/day
Aug 10 - Aug 24
San José
San Jose Intl Airport
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$7/day
Aug 10 - Aug 24
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$7/day
Aug 7 - Aug 23
San José
San Jose Intl Airport
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$7/day
Aug 7 - Aug 23
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$8/day
Aug 10 - Aug 24
San José
La Asuncion De Belen
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$8/day
Aug 10 - Aug 24
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Audi A4
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$8/day
Aug 10 - Aug 24
San José
Avenue 18th, Between 11th
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$8/day
Aug 10 - Aug 24
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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 José is $39/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
$12/day
Aug 4 - Sep 3
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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$12/day
Aug 4 - Sep 3
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$12/day
Aug 5 - Aug 26
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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$12/day
Aug 5 - Aug 26
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$12/day
Aug 7 - Aug 17
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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$12/day
Aug 7 - Aug 17
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$13/day
Aug 3 - Aug 10
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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$13/day
Aug 3 - Aug 10
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class
or similar Full-size station wagon
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$79/day
Aug 5 - Aug 26
San José
Juan Santa Maria Intl Apo
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$79/day
Aug 5 - Aug 26
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class
or similar Full-size station wagon
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$80/day
Aug 3 - Aug 10
San José
Juan Santa Maria Intl Apo
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$80/day
Aug 3 - Aug 10
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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 José is $22/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Kia Sportage
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$5/day
Aug 2 - Aug 7
San José
Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport
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$5/day
Aug 2 - Aug 7
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Kia Sportage
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$5/day
Jul 24 - Jul 26
San José
Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport
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$5/day
Jul 24 - Jul 26
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Kia Sportage
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$6/day
Aug 27 - Sep 2
San José
1.4km E. Of Holidayinn Express
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$6/day
Aug 27 - Sep 2
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Kia Sportage
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$6/day
Aug 3 - Aug 10
San José
1.4km E. Of Holidayinn Express
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$6/day
Aug 3 - Aug 10
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Ford Escape
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$7/day
Aug 6 - Aug 15
San José
Downtown San Jose
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$7/day
Aug 6 - Aug 15
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Kia Sportage
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$7/day
Aug 3 - Aug 10
San José
Between Street 30 and 32
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$7/day
Aug 3 - Aug 10
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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 José is $62/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Citroen Berlingo
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$10/day
Aug 5 - Aug 26
San José
Paseo Colon
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$10/day
Aug 5 - Aug 26
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Citroen Berlingo
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$10/day
Aug 10 - Aug 24
San José
Paseo Colon
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$10/day
Aug 10 - Aug 24
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Citroen Berlingo
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$11/day
Aug 7 - Aug 17
San José
Paseo Colon
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$11/day
Aug 7 - Aug 17
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Citroen Berlingo
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$11/day
Aug 5 - Aug 26
San José
Juan Santa Maria Intl Apo
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$11/day
Aug 5 - Aug 26
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Class Minivan
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$15/day
Aug 2 - Aug 7
San José
Paseo Colon
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$15/day
Aug 2 - Aug 7
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Class Minivan
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$15/day
Aug 2 - Aug 7
San José
Juan Santa Maria Intl Apo
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$15/day
Aug 2 - Aug 7
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Trucks are great options to rent if you plan on transporting equipment or larger loads while visiting San José. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Class Full-size truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
$22/day
Aug 10 - Aug 24
San José
San Jose Intl Airport
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$22/day
Aug 10 - Aug 24
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Class Full-size truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
$22/day
Aug 7 - Aug 23
San José
San Jose Intl Airport
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$22/day
Aug 7 - Aug 23
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Class Full-size truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
$29/day
Aug 10 - Aug 24
San José
Between 34th And 36th St Next
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$29/day
Aug 10 - Aug 24
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Class Full-size truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
$29/day
Aug 3 - Aug 10
San José
Between 34th And 36th St Next
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$29/day
Aug 3 - Aug 10
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Class Full-size truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
$31/day
Aug 4 - Sep 3
San José
San Jose Intl Airport
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$31/day
Aug 4 - Sep 3
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Class Full-size truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
$32/day
Aug 6 - Aug 15
San José
San Jose Intl Airport
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$32/day
Aug 6 - Aug 15
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Luxury vehicles are typically cars that cost more because of the extra features they include. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

BMW X3
or similar Luxury SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$15/day
Aug 4 - Sep 3
San José
1.4km E. Of Holidayinn Express
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$15/day
Aug 4 - Sep 3
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BMW X3
or similar Luxury SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$17/day
Aug 3 - Aug 10
San José
Paseo Colon
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$17/day
Aug 3 - Aug 10
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BMW X3
or similar Luxury SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$17/day
Aug 3 - Aug 10
San José
Juan Santa Maria Intl Apo
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$17/day
Aug 3 - Aug 10
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BMW X3
or similar Luxury SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$18/day
Aug 7 - Aug 23
San José
Juan Santa Maria Intl Apo
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$18/day
Aug 7 - Aug 23
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BMW X3
or similar Luxury SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$19/day
Aug 6 - Aug 15
San José
Juan Santa Maria Intl Apo
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$19/day
Aug 6 - Aug 15
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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.

Suzuki Jimny
or similar SUV
Up to 2 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$20/day
Aug 2 - Aug 7
San José
San Jose Sabana Norte
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$20/day
Aug 2 - Aug 7
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San José Car Rental Directory

All major car rental suppliers in San José

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Alamo

Agency score: Excellent 8.7

Score based on 6,650 reviews

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Enterprise

Agency score: Excellent 8.5

Score based on 12,846 reviews

View all 4 locations

Avis

Agency score: Good 7.6

Score based on 2,261 reviews

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Sixt

Agency score: Good 7.5

Score based on 14,947 reviews

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Budget

Agency score: Good 7.4

Score based on 4,243 reviews

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Hertz

Agency score: Good 7.4

Score based on 3,846 reviews

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Dollar

Agency score: Good 7.3

Score based on 6,382 reviews

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Thrifty

Agency score: Good 7.1

Score based on 2,780 reviews

View all 2 locations

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport
San José, Costa Rica
Nearby attractions:
Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica 7.8 mi
Parque Metropolitano La Sabana 8.2 mi
San Jose Cathedral 9.8 mi
Simon Bolivar Zoo 10.0 mi
National Center of Art and Culture 10.1 mi
San José Tobias Bolanos Intl Airport
San José, Costa Rica
Nearby attractions:
Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica 2.5 mi
Parque Metropolitano La Sabana 2.8 mi
San Jose Cathedral 4.5 mi
Simon Bolivar Zoo 4.8 mi
National Center of Art and Culture 4.8 mi
Tambor Airport
Tambor, Costa Rica
Nearby attractions:
Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica 63 mi
Parque Metropolitano La Sabana 63 mi
San Jose Cathedral 65 mi
National Center of Art and Culture 65 mi
Simon Bolivar Zoo 66 mi

Distance to popular hotels from San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport

Park your car and yourself at these popular hotels not far from San José Juan Santamaria Intl's car rental counter

Barceló San José

Residencial El Robledal, La Uruca, 4581150 | San José de Costa Rica

7.8 mi from airport

Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center

Autopista General Canas

3.4 mi from airport

Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica

Calle Central Y Tercera Av. 15

9.6 mi from airport

Exe San Jose Center

Edificio Cristal, Avenida Principal, Calles 1 Y 3

9.8 mi from airport

Balmoral Hotel

Avenida Central Calles 7 y 9

10.0 mi from airport

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson San Jose Aero

Sobre Autopista General Cañas

3.9 mi from airport

Intercontinental Hotels Costa Rica At Multiplaza Mall

Prospero Fernandez Hwy. Escazu

5.0 mi from airport

Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center, Costa Rica

Central Avenue Blvd 7th Street

10.0 mi from airport

Costa Rica Guesthouse

Avenida 6, Entre Calle 21 y 25

10.5 mi from airport

Palma Real Hotel & Casino

200 Mts. Norte Del Ice, Sabana Norte

8.2 mi from airport

Sheraton San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica

Route 27

4.8 mi from airport

DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose -Costa Rica

San Antonio de Belen Ciudad Cariari

3.8 mi from airport

Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas

Avenida 3 Entre Calles 9 Y 11

10.0 mi from airport

Park Inn by Radisson San Jose, Costa Rica

Ave. 6, Calle 28

9.0 mi from airport

Best Hostel San Jose

Avenida 9 Calle Central

9.6 mi from airport

Aloft San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica

Forum 2 Business Park

2.8 mi from airport

Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton

Central And Second Ave. Between 1 & 3

9.8 mi from airport

Best Western Irazu Hotel & Studios

Km 3 Autopista General Canas

7.5 mi from airport

Car Rental in San José

In July to date, 18,313 momondo users have searched for cheap car rental in San José.

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

Alamo, Enterprise, and Avis are some of the companies that have updated their cleaning routines in San José in response to COVID-19. While car cleanliness has always been important, many companies are taking it a step further to ensure vehicles meet higher safety standards. Learn more about the full list of options that are available in San José. 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 José in August?

To rent a car for a weekend in San José in August, the average price was $14 with cheaper deals starting around $1. Deals are a little different for a week-long rental - starting at around $1, with an average price of $9.

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

Rental cars in San José from popular agencies such as Alamo, Enterprise, and Avis will generally offer free cancellation. While momondo does not have any control over cancellation policies for rental cars in San José, we can help you find the cheapest car to rent for your upcoming trip.

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

With temperatures averaging 69.8 °F and precipitation usually 11,8″ during August, you should consider renting a Standard car when traveling to San José. A Standard car can handle the fluctuations in temperature and rainfall during the month of August and is a popular choice for travelers heading to San José. Renting a Standard in San José will cost you $5/day on average.

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

National has 5 locations. momondo users can expect to pay $21/day on average when renting from these locations.

What is the speed limit in San José?

25 mph is the city speed limit for San José, which also applies to surrounding towns and other urban centers. The suburban speed limit and the speed limit for highways around San José are 40 mph and 65 mph, respectively. If you rent a car in San José, be aware that these speed limits may be strictly enforced.


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