San Luis Obispo Car Rentals

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When is it cheapest to rent a car in San Luis Obispo?

All
$42 - $63
Family size
$69 - $111
Economy
$43 - $49

The cheapest time to rent a car in San Luis Obispo is in February. The price is 5% lower than the rest of the year at just $47 per day. The most expensive month is January. If you are looking for a specific car type, consider renting an economy car in March. If you need more room for your family, larger vehicles with 6+ seats are typically cheapest in February. The price of a car rental in San Luis Obispo 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 $73/day to rent a small car in San Luis Obispo. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Kia Rio Hatchback
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
$14/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
San Luis Obispo
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$14/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$15/day
Oct 16 - Oct 19
San Luis Obispo
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$15/day
Oct 16 - Oct 19
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$18/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
San Luis Obispo
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$18/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$18/day
Oct 15 - Oct 18
San Luis Obispo
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$18/day
Oct 15 - Oct 18
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$19/day
Oct 13 - Oct 17
San Luis Obispo
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$19/day
Oct 13 - Oct 17
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$19/day
Oct 13 - Oct 18
San Luis Obispo
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$19/day
Oct 13 - Oct 18
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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 Luis Obispo is $65/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
4-5-door vehicles
$18/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
San Luis Obispo
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$18/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$22/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
San Luis Obispo
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$22/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
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Audi A4
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$22/day
Oct 13 - Oct 17
San Luis Obispo
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$22/day
Oct 13 - Oct 17
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$23/day
Oct 13 - Oct 18
San Luis Obispo
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$23/day
Oct 13 - Oct 18
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$25/day
Oct 13 - Oct 17
San Luis Obispo
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$25/day
Oct 13 - Oct 17
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Audi A4
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$25/day
Oct 16 - Oct 18
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$25/day
Oct 16 - Oct 18
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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 Luis Obispo is $91/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
$23/day
Oct 13 - Oct 17
San Luis Obispo
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$23/day
Oct 13 - Oct 17
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Audi A4
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$23/day
Oct 13 - Oct 17
San Luis Obispo
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$23/day
Oct 13 - Oct 17
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$26/day
Oct 16 - Oct 18
San Luis Obispo
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$26/day
Oct 16 - Oct 18
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Audi A4
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$26/day
Oct 16 - Oct 18
San Luis Obispo
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$26/day
Oct 16 - Oct 18
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Audi A4
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$31/day
Oct 16 - Oct 19
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$31/day
Oct 16 - Oct 19
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$34/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
San Luis Obispo
4554 Broad Street Suite #130
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$34/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
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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 Luis Obispo is $81/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
$29/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
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$29/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
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Kia Sportage
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$35/day
Oct 20 - Oct 21
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$35/day
Oct 20 - Oct 21
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Chevrolet Equinox
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$37/day
Oct 15 - Oct 19
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$37/day
Oct 15 - Oct 19
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Chevrolet Equinox
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$40/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
San Luis Obispo
975 Airport Drive, Suite 8
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$40/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
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BMW X3
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$43/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
San Luis Obispo
975 Airport Drive, Suite 8
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$43/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
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Chevrolet Equinox
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$47/day
Oct 15 - Oct 18
San Luis Obispo
3249 Skyway Drive
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$47/day
Oct 15 - Oct 18
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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 Luis Obispo is $119/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Chrysler Pacifica
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$60/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
San Luis Obispo
975 Airport Drive, Suite 8
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$60/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
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Chrysler Pacifica
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$62/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
San Luis Obispo
2989 Broad Street
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$62/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
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Chrysler Pacifica
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$70/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
San Luis Obispo
3249 Terminal Drive
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$70/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
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Chrysler Pacifica
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$72/day
Oct 15 - Oct 18
San Luis Obispo
4554 Broad Street
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$72/day
Oct 15 - Oct 18
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Ford Transit
or similar Passenger Van
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$73/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
San Luis Obispo
2989 Broad Street
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$73/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
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Chrysler Pacifica
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$75/day
Oct 13 - Oct 18
San Luis Obispo
975 Airport Drive, Suite 8
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$75/day
Oct 13 - Oct 18
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Trucks are great options to rent if you plan on transporting equipment or larger loads while visiting San Luis Obispo. 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
$43/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
San Luis Obispo
2989 Broad Street
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$43/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
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Class Standard Truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$58/day
Oct 15 - Oct 19
San Luis Obispo
2989 Broad Street
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$58/day
Oct 15 - Oct 19
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Class Standard Truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$70/day
Oct 13 - Oct 18
San Luis Obispo
975 Airport Dr
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$70/day
Oct 13 - Oct 18
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Class Standard Truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$70/day
Oct 15 - Oct 18
San Luis Obispo
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$70/day
Oct 15 - Oct 18
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Class Standard Truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$78/day
Oct 16 - Oct 18
San Luis Obispo
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$78/day
Oct 16 - Oct 18
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Class Premium Truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$87/day
Oct 15 - Oct 19
San Luis Obispo
975 Airport Dr
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$87/day
Oct 15 - Oct 19
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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 Luis Obispo is $73/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Audi A4
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$39/day
Oct 16 - Oct 19
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$39/day
Oct 16 - Oct 19
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Audi A4
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$43/day
Oct 16 - Oct 18
San Luis Obispo
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$43/day
Oct 16 - Oct 18
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Audi A4
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$46/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
San Luis Obispo
975 Airport Drive, Suite 8
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$46/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
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Cadillac CTS
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$57/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
San Luis Obispo
2989 Broad Street
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$57/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
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Audi A4
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$58/day
Oct 13 - Oct 18
San Luis Obispo
975 Airport Drive, Suite 8
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$58/day
Oct 13 - Oct 18
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Audi A4
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$78/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
San Luis Obispo
3249 Skyway Drive
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$78/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
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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 Luis Obispo 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
$67/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
San Luis Obispo
2989 Broad Street
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$67/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
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Ford Mustang
or similar Convertible
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$77/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
San Luis Obispo
975 Airport Drive Ste.06
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$77/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
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Ford Mustang
or similar Convertible
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$92/day
Oct 15 - Oct 19
San Luis Obispo
975 Airport Drive, Suite 8
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$92/day
Oct 15 - Oct 19
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Ford Mustang
or similar Convertible
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$93/day
Oct 15 - Oct 18
San Luis Obispo
4554 Broad Street Suite #130
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$93/day
Oct 15 - Oct 18
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Ford Mustang
or similar Convertible
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$101/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
San Luis Obispo
3249 Skyway Drive
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$101/day
Oct 22 - Oct 30
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Ford Mustang
or similar Convertible
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$102/day
Oct 16 - Oct 18
San Luis Obispo
975 Airport Drive, Suite 8
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$102/day
Oct 16 - Oct 18
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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.

Kia Sportage
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$80/day
Oct 15 - Oct 18
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$80/day
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Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Santa Barbara Airport
Santa Barbara, California
Nearby attractions:
Fremont Theater 75 mi
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa 75 mi
San Luis Obispo County Airport
San Luis Obispo, California
Nearby attractions:
Fremont Theater 3.2 mi
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa 3.3 mi
Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport
Bakersfield, California
Nearby attractions:
Fremont Theater 91 mi
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa 91 mi

Distance to popular hotels from Santa Barbara Airport

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

Madonna Inn

100 Madonna Road

75 mi from airport

Sycamore Mineral Springs

1215 Avila Beach Drive

72 mi from airport

Sands Inn & Suites

1930 Monterey Street

75 mi from airport

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Luis Obispo

333 Madonna Road

74 mi from airport

Apple Farm

2015 Monterey Street

75 mi from airport

Quality Suites Downtown San Luis Obispo

1631 Monterey Street

75 mi from airport

Best Western Plus Royal Oak Hotel

214 Madonna Road

75 mi from airport

Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo

345 Marsh Street

75 mi from airport

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Luis Obispo Downtown

1845 Monterey Street

75 mi from airport

Lamplighter Inn & Suites

1604 Monterey Street

75 mi from airport

Hotel Buena Vista

2050 Garfield Street

75 mi from airport

The Kinney San Luis Obispo

1800 Monterey Street

75 mi from airport

Avila La Fonda Hotel

101 San Miguel Street

73 mi from airport

Hampton Inn & Suites San Luis Obispo

1530 Calle Joaquin

74 mi from airport

Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo

1605 Calle Joaquin Road

74 mi from airport

Motel 6 San Luis Obispo North

1433 Calle Joaquin

74 mi from airport

Rose Garden Inn - San Luis Obispo

1585 Calle Joaquin

74 mi from airport

Motel 6 San Luis Obispo South

1625 Calle Joaquin

74 mi from airport

Car Rental in San Luis Obispo

In September to date, 2,015 momondo users have searched for cheap car rental in San Luis Obispo.

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

Enterprise, Avis, and Hertz are some of the companies offering enhanced cleaning options to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in San Luis Obispo. 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 Luis Obispo 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 Luis Obispo in October?

To rent a car for a weekend in San Luis Obispo in October, the average price was $64 with cheaper deals starting around $30. Users looking for a one-week rental in San Luis Obispo for October saw an average deal of $42 - but quotes as low as $26 were available depending on dates and car options.

Which car rental agency in San Luis Obispo has the cheapest rental car prices?

Budget typically has the cheapest daily rates in San Luis Obispo, which you can find at any of their locations. On average, you should expect to pay $44/day, but our users have found rates as low as $24/day for their rental car in San Luis Obispo.

Is there a fee to cancel my San Luis Obispo car rental?

When renting a car, you can expect to find that a majority of the rental car agencies in San Luis Obispo do not have a cancellation fee. Keep in mind that momondo does not set these cancellation policies, but we can help you find great deals on rental cars in San Luis Obispo. Be sure to look for the Cancellation Policy when you conduct your search.

What is the best type of car to rent in San Luis Obispo during October?

Renting a Standard car in San Luis Obispo during the month of October is what most travelers prefer. With temperatures averaging 57.2 °F and precipitation around 1,8″ during October, a Standard car is more than capable of handling these weather conditions. This is the perfect rental car type for wet roads and above-freezing temperatures. Renting a Standard in San Luis Obispo will cost you $60/day on average.

Which rental car company in San Luis Obispo has the most locations?

Hertz has 3 locations. momondo users can expect to pay $64/day on average when renting from these locations.

What is the speed limit in San Luis Obispo?

San Luis Obispo’s speed limit is 25 mph when you are driving in the city. This speed limit might also apply to surrounding towns and neighborhoods. The suburban speed limit in San Luis Obispo is 75 mph and the speed limit for highways is 75 mph. However, be sure to look for posted signage as these speeds may vary.


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