San José Car Rentals

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

All
$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.

Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$5/day
Oct 8 - Oct 15
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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$5/day
Oct 8 - Oct 15
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
2/4-door vehicles
$5/day
Oct 9 - Oct 13
San José
Rio Segundo
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$5/day
Oct 9 - Oct 13
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$6/day
Oct 8 - Oct 15
San José
Carr John F.kennedy St, Centro
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$6/day
Oct 8 - Oct 15
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$6/day
Oct 8 - Oct 15
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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$6/day
Oct 8 - Oct 15
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$7/day
Nov 6 - Nov 14
San José
San Jose Airport
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$7/day
Nov 6 - Nov 14
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Citroen C2
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers
2-3-door vehicles
$7/day
Oct 19 - Oct 26
San José
Between 34th And 36th St Next
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$7/day
Oct 19 - Oct 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
Oct 9 - Oct 13
San José
Rio Segundo
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$5/day
Oct 9 - Oct 13
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$6/day
Oct 8 - Oct 15
San José
Carr John F.kennedy St, Centro
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$6/day
Oct 8 - Oct 15
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$6/day
Oct 8 - Oct 15
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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$6/day
Oct 8 - Oct 15
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$6/day
Nov 7 - Nov 16
San José
Paseo Colon Ave, 36 & 38 St
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$6/day
Nov 7 - Nov 16
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$7/day
Oct 12 - Oct 25
San José
Paseo Colon Ave, 36 & 38 St
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$7/day
Oct 12 - Oct 25
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Audi A4
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$9/day
Oct 19 - Oct 26
San José
Avenue 18
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$9/day
Oct 19 - Oct 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 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
$7/day
Oct 10 - Oct 17
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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$7/day
Oct 10 - Oct 17
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$7/day
Nov 7 - Nov 21
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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$7/day
Nov 7 - Nov 21
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$28/day
Oct 12 - Oct 18
San José
Carretera Aeropuerto Internacional
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$28/day
Oct 12 - Oct 18
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$28/day
Oct 15 - Nov 15
San José
Carretera Aeropuerto Internacional
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$28/day
Oct 15 - Nov 15
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$42/day
Oct 30 - Nov 1
San José
Carretera Aeropuerto Internacional
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$42/day
Oct 30 - Nov 1
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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.

Chevrolet Equinox
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$5/day
Nov 8 - Nov 16
San José
Main Street Jaco
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$5/day
Nov 8 - Nov 16
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Kia Sportage
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$5/day
Oct 9 - Oct 11
San José
Main Street Jaco
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$5/day
Oct 9 - Oct 11
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Chevrolet Equinox
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$6/day
Oct 12 - Oct 20
San José
Main Street Jaco
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$6/day
Oct 12 - Oct 20
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Chevrolet Equinox
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$6/day
Oct 24 - Nov 4
San José
Main Street Jaco
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$6/day
Oct 24 - Nov 4
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Kia Sportage
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$7/day
Oct 9 - Oct 14
San José
ALAJUELA AIRPORT Office is located across from Hampton Inn Hotel
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$7/day
Oct 9 - Oct 14
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Chevrolet Equinox
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$7/day
Nov 7 - Nov 21
San José
ALAJUELA AIRPORT Office is located across from Hampton Inn Hotel
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$7/day
Nov 7 - Nov 21
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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.

Dodge Durango
or similar Passenger Van
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$8/day
Oct 15 - Nov 15
San José
Tobias Bolanos International Airport
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$8/day
Oct 15 - Nov 15
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Kia Sedona
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$10/day
Oct 12 - Nov 3
San José
Juan Santa Maria Intl Apo
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$10/day
Oct 12 - Nov 3
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Kia Sedona
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$10/day
Nov 7 - Nov 21
San José
Juan Santa Maria Intl Apo
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$10/day
Nov 7 - Nov 21
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Chrysler Pacifica
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$11/day
Oct 8 - Oct 15
San José
Paseo Colon
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$11/day
Oct 8 - Oct 15
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Chrysler Pacifica
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$12/day
Oct 31 - Nov 7
San José
Juan Santa Maria Intl Apo
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$12/day
Oct 31 - Nov 7
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Chrysler Pacifica
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$12/day
Oct 12 - Oct 25
San José
Paseo Colon
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$12/day
Oct 12 - Oct 25
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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
Nov 2 - Nov 16
San José
San Jose Intl Airport
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$22/day
Nov 2 - Nov 16
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Class Full-size Truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
$23/day
Nov 7 - Nov 21
San José
San Jose Intl Airport
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$23/day
Nov 7 - Nov 21
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Class Standard Truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$26/day
Oct 10 - Oct 17
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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$26/day
Oct 10 - Oct 17
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Class Standard Truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$27/day
Nov 8 - Nov 16
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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$27/day
Nov 8 - Nov 16
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Class Standard Truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$28/day
Oct 12 - Oct 20
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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$28/day
Oct 12 - Oct 20
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Class Full-size Truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
$29/day
Oct 12 - Oct 14
San José
San Jose Intl Airport
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$29/day
Oct 12 - Oct 14
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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

Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica

Calle Central Y Tercera Av. 15

9.6 mi from airport

Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center

Autopista General Canas

3.4 mi from airport

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson San Jose Aero

Sobre Autopista General Cañas

3.9 mi from airport

Balmoral Hotel

Avenida Central Calles 7 y 9

10.0 mi from airport

Exe San Jose Center

Edificio Cristal, Avenida Principal, Calles 1 Y 3

9.8 mi from airport

Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center, Costa Rica

Central Avenue Blvd 7th Street

10.0 mi from airport

Intercontinental Hotels Costa Rica At Multiplaza Mall

Prospero Fernandez Hwy. Escazu

5.0 mi from airport

Costa Rica Guesthouse

Avenida 6, Entre Calle 21 y 25

10.5 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

Palma Real Hotel & Casino

200 Mts. Norte Del Ice, Sabana Norte

8.2 mi from airport

Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas

Avenida 3 Entre Calles 9 Y 11

10.0 mi from airport

Best Hostel San Jose

Avenida 9 - Calle Central

9.6 mi from airport

Park Inn by Radisson San Jose, Costa Rica

Ave. 6, Calle 28

9.0 mi from airport

Aloft San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica

Forum 2 Business Park

2.8 mi from airport

Best Western Irazu Hotel & Studios

Km 3 Autopista General Canas

7.5 mi from airport

Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton

Central And Second Ave. Between 1 & 3

9.8 mi from airport

Car Rental in San José

In September 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 October?

To rent a car for a weekend in San José in October, 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 October?

With temperatures averaging 68 °F and precipitation usually 5.5″ during October, 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 October 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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