Car Rentals in San José, San José Province

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San José, Costa Rica
Jun 1 — Jun 8
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San José, Costa Rica
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Best deals found for San José, San José Province car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in San José, San José Province
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$10/day

31 May - 9 Jun
Toyota Fortuner
Nissan Kicks
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$12/day

25 Jun - 8 Jul
Nissan Kicks
Mitsubishi Colt
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$5/day

10 Jun - 26 Jun
Mitsubishi Colt
Suzuki Jimny
or similar SUV
Up to 2 passengers

$5/day

24 Aug - 31 Aug
Suzuki Jimny
Ford EcoSport
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

$7/day

30 May - 8 Jun
Ford EcoSport
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$7/day

7 Jun - 17 Jun
Toyota Fortuner
Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$5/day

10 Jun - 26 Jun
Kia Forte
BMW 3 Series
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$6/day

20 Jun - 20 Jul
BMW 3 Series
Mitsubishi Colt
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$5/day

10 Jun - 26 Jun
Mitsubishi Colt

San José, San José Province car rental deals found on momondo

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

Small Cars

$16 - $77

All Car Types

$44 - $549

The average price of a Small rental in San José, Costa Rica is $38. The cheapest time to rent a Small in San José, Costa Rica is in October. The price is 59% lower than the rest of the year at just $16 per day. A Small rental is typically 67% less expensive than the average car rental in San José. The average price of a vehicle 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. Below are the best prices for San José Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in San José, Costa Rica is $47. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in San José, Costa Rica is in September. The price is 52% lower than the rest of the year at just $23 per day. A Medium rental is typically 60% less expensive than the average car rental in San José. The average price of a vehicle 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. Below are the best prices for San José Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in San José, Costa Rica is $83. The cheapest time to rent a Large in San José, Costa Rica is in October. The price is 45% lower than the rest of the year at just $46 per day. A Large rental is typically 29% less expensive than the average car rental in San José. The average price of a vehicle 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.

The average price of a SUV rental in San José, Costa Rica is $55. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in San José, Costa Rica is in September. The price is 59% lower than the rest of the year at just $23 per day. A SUV rental is typically 53% less expensive than the average car rental in San José. The average price of a vehicle 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. Below are the best prices for San José SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in San José, Costa Rica is $394. The cheapest time to rent a Van in San José, Costa Rica is in September. The price is 86% lower than the rest of the year at just $58 per day. A Van rental is typically 71% more expensive than the average car rental in San José. The average price of a vehicle 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.

The average price of a Pickup Truck rental in San José, Costa Rica is $71. The cheapest time to rent a Pickup Truck in San José, Costa Rica is in November. The price is 75% lower than the rest of the year at just $18 per day. A Pickup Truck rental is typically 38% less expensive than the average car rental in San José. The average price of a vehicle 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.

The average price of a Luxury rental in San José, Costa Rica is $125. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in San José, Costa Rica is in October. The price is 47% lower than the rest of the year at just $67 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 8% more expensive than the average car rental in San José. The average price of a vehicle 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.

Mitsubishi Colt
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$5/day

10 Jun - 26 Jun
Mitsubishi Colt
Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$7/day

30 Jun - 14 Jul
Kia Forte
Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$5/day

10 Jun - 26 Jun
Kia Forte

San José car rental directory

All major car rental suppliers in San José, San José Province
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7.3

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Quick facts about car rentals in San José

Get the overview on great rental deals, popular car rental companies, and best car types for your visit in San José
Most Popular AgencyAvisThe most popular San José car rental agency found on momondo this month is Avis. Other top choices for car rental companies are Payless and Economy Rent a Car
Popular Car TypesSUV, Economy, MiniThe following car types were offered at rental car companies in San José in the past 72 hours: SUV, Economy, Mini.
Cheapest Rental Car$8The lowest price for a rental car in San José is $8/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $21/day.
Most Popular ModelJeep WranglerThe most popular car model to rent in San José in the past 7 days is the Jeep Wrangler. Our users also prefer the Suzuki Jimny 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 José

Nearby attractions:

Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica7.8 mi
Parque Metropolitano La Sabana8.2 mi
San Jose Cathedral9.8 mi
Simon Bolivar Zoo10.0 mi
National Center of Art and Culture10.1 mi

Nearby attractions:

Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica2.5 mi
Parque Metropolitano La Sabana2.8 mi
San Jose Cathedral4.5 mi
Simon Bolivar Zoo4.8 mi
National Center of Art and Culture4.8 mi

Nearby attractions:

Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica63.0 mi
Parque Metropolitano La Sabana63.3 mi
San Jose Cathedral65.0 mi
National Center of Art and Culture65.5 mi
Simon Bolivar Zoo65.5 mi

Important information about San José car rentals

There are more than 12 car rental locations in San Jose, so finding the right vehicle for you shouldn't be difficult. Because even some of the on-road terrain is rough, it is recommended to rent an SUV because it will provide a more comfortable ride on gravel and dirt roads. Some rental cars in San Jose will have restrictions on off-road use, so be sure and get a clear understanding of the rules, or you could end up having to pay out of pocket if something happens to the vehicle outside the scope of the rental agreement. San Jose car rentals may have been used on rough roads, so be sure and inspect for damage before accepting the car. There are a good number of parking areas in the city, so you should be able to find spaces to park near the sites you are visiting.

Most of the tourist sites are accessible by car. You will have more freedom if you rent a vehicle rather than trying to rely on public transportation or taxi service. You can reserve a cheap car rental in San Jose in advance of your trip through momondo. Even though some car rentals in San Jose may put restrictions on the locations, you can take the vehicle and still be covered by insurance. Please note that the road to Monteverde has been under construction, but it is finally completely paved and open for travel. You can travel from the San Jose Airport to Monteverde by Route 606.

One important thing to know is that pedestrians do not have the right of way in Costa Rica. The people won’t expect you to wait for them to cross the street, so it is safer to just follow the rules rather than risk being rear-ended by the driver behind you who isn’t expecting your sudden stop. Many bridges in rural areas have only a single lane and cars will have to take turns crossing. Even though there is a yield sign up on one side of the bridge, generally the first car there goes first and all the cars behind them as well, then the other side crosses when it is clear. Besides that, roads have standard markings on paved roads, but note that speed limit signs are few and far between.

To drive legally in Costa Rica, you only need to have your valid driver’s license from your home country and your passport. It is still advisable to get an International Driver’s Permit, but not mandatory.


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Driving with a rental car in San José - FAQs

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

To rent a car for a weekend in San José in June, the average price was $28 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 $27.

Rental cars in San José from popular agencies such as Economy Rent a Car, Thrifty, and Budget 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.

With temperatures averaging 68 °F and precipitation usually 8.3″ during June, 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 June and is a popular choice for travelers heading to San José. Renting a Standard in San José will cost you $62/day on average.

National has 4 locations. momondo users can expect to pay $93/day on average when renting from these locations.

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.

Typically, the weather in San José through the month of May is 69.8 °F and the expected precipitation is 8.7″. This is important information to know when renting a car so you can be sure to rent the perfect car for the expected weather.

Those looking to rent a car in San José for a road trip to the surrounding areas, please know the weather in San José Province during the month of May usually is around 71.6 °F with 10.2″ of possible rain.


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Free cancellation is a policy that can be filtered on momondo car rental searches for San José and all other locations. Availability may vary by location.

Yes, momondo has a filter for fair fuel policies on car rentals in San José.

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Yes, car rental deals in San José with unlimited mileage can be found on momondo.


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