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San Diego Airport

It’s America’s eighth largest city and the second biggest in California, eclipsing San Francisco. San Diego is renowned for its Mediterranean climate which makes it one of the most ‘liveable’ cities in the US. San Diego is right on the Mexican border, opposite Tijuana and has its own old quarter of Spanish style haciendas

San Diego Airport is a busy public airport which runs a number of domestic services. They include routes to Los Angeles with Delta Connection, Seattle/Tacoma with Alaska Airlines and San Francisco with Southwest Airlines. Pick up a low-cost car rental at San Diego International and you can enjoy the wonderful weather and beaches of California. We have all sort of cars to suit any customer, including people carriers with roof racks for surfers.
 
To get your hire car you will have to call the company on one of the courtesy phones then wait for the shuttle at the roundabout at the far end of the terminal. The airport is only around a three-mile drive from the centre of San Diego.

Cheapest car hire at San Diego Airport

Economy

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 77.08 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 539.60 EUR from 18/07/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Compact

Ford Focus

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 77.53 EUR/day
Ford Focus

7 Days rental at 542.71 EUR from 18/07/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Intermediate

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 77.97 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 545.83 EUR from 18/07/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Standard

Volkswagen Jetta

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 78.27 EUR/day
Volkswagen Jetta

7 Days rental at 547.90 EUR from 18/07/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Fullsize

Toyota Camry

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 78.56 EUR/day
Toyota Camry

7 Days rental at 549.98 EUR from 18/07/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Fullsize

Toyota Camry

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 79.15 EUR/day
Toyota Camry

7 Days rental at 554.05 EUR from 18/07/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Standard

Volkswagen Jetta

5 Adults, 2 Doors

From 79.15 EUR/day
Volkswagen Jetta

7 Days rental at 554.05 EUR from 18/07/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Compact

Ford Focus

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 79.30 EUR/day
Ford Focus

7 Days rental at 555.15 EUR from 18/07/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Economy

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 79.30 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 555.15 EUR from 18/07/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

*daily rates in San Diego Airport based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

  • San Diego Airport car hire special offers

    We currently have 2 special offers for car rental in San Diego Airport including;

  • Free additional driver
    With this car you get 1 free additional driver available from ALAMO, AVIS, BUDGET, DOLLAR, ENTERPRISE, HERTZ, NATIONAL, THRIFTY.
  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from ALAMO, AVIS, BUDGET, DOLLAR, ENTERPRISE, HERTZ, NATIONAL, THRIFTY.

Useful to know about San Diego Airport

  • Most of the landings and takeoffs at San Diego Airport take place from east to west .
  • Because of noise complaints from residents planes may only fly from San Diego International between 6.30am and 11.30pm.
  • San Diego International was the first company to run a blog by one of their employees starting in January 2008.
  • Every day 50,000 passengers use San Diego International Airport on an estimated 600 flights.
  • Charles Lindbergh tested his Spirit of St Louis plane near there before making his historic transatlantic flight.

Best car rental companies in San Diego Airport

8.3
No.1: BUDGET,
based on 2344 reviews
70
90
70
80
90
34 min (average wait time)
7.9
No.2: ENTERPRISE,
based on 1349 reviews
80
80
70
80
80
17 min (average wait time)
7.7
No.3: ALAMO,
based on 3215 reviews
70
80
70
80
80
9 min (average wait time)

San Diego Airport car hire information

  • 8.4/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    BUDGET ABG
  • € 539.56
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 77.08
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 72
    Most Popular Type:
    Standard
  • 22
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Jetta
  • 347
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire at San Diego Airport

ItemPercent
January€ 75
February€ 75
March€ 72
April€ 67
May€ 70
June€ 72
July€ 82
August€ 55
September€ 66
October€ 64
November€ 74
December€ 82
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January€ 73
February€ 70
March€ 67
April€ 57
May€ 64
June€ 65
July€ 76
August€ 56
September€ 64
October€ 61
November€ 69
December€ 80
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January€ 108
February€ 98
March€ 93
April€ 79
May€ 91
June€ 92
July€ 117
August€ 92
September€ 89
October€ 88
November€ 92
December€ 124
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January€ 87
February€ 85
March€ 78
April€ 67
May€ 76
June€ 78
July€ 97
August€ 77
September€ 75
October€ 74
November€ 81
December€ 100
ItemPercent
January€ 99
February€ 101
March€ 91
April€ 78
May€ 86
June€ 86
July€ 109
August€ 99
September€ 93
October€ 85
November€ 100
December€ 117
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January
February
March
April€ 45
May€ 46
June€ 48
July€ 79
August€ 39
September€ 37
October€ 35
November
December
ItemPercent
January€ 97
February€ 98
March€ 90
April€ 73
May€ 88
June€ 91
July€ 109
August€ 94
September€ 86
October€ 85
November€ 95
December€ 119
ItemPercent
January€ 56
February€ 56
March
April€ 130
May€ 115
June€ 107
July€ 105
August€ 139
September€ 141
October€ 140
November€ 248
December

Select category to see average car hire prices at San Diego Airport

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices

FAQs about car hire at San Diego Airport

How much does car hire at San Diego Airport cost?

Car hire at San Diego Airport costs as little as €77.10 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Economy class vehicle is €95.00 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €181.90 per day from NATIONAL for a Dodge Grand Caravan.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in San Diego Airport?

7 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in San Diego Airport, including DOLLAR, SIXT, HERTZ, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental at San Diego Airport?

None of the car hire companies at San Diego Airport are currently offering sanitised cars as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.

Who is the best car rental agent at San Diego Airport?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, BUDGET ABG has the highest customer rating for car hire at San Diego Airport with a score of 8.3/10

with Enterprise rated second best with a score of 7.9/10

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How much does it cost to hire a compact car at San Diego Airport?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire at San Diego Airport is €542.71 per week from AVIS.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent at San Diego Airport?

The cheapest car hire company at San Diego Airport is AVIS, with prices for a Economy class car such as the Ford Fiesta available from as little as €539.56 per week.

How much is fuel at San Diego Airport?

You can expect to pay €1.244/ltr of petrol and €1.409/ltr of diesel at San Diego Airport. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available at San Diego Airport?

We can arrange great deals on car hire at San Diego Airport with leading car hire companies such as ALAMO, AVIS, BUDGET, DOLLAR, ENTERPRISE, HERTZ, NATIONAL, THRIFTY as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire at San Diego Airport?

We can arrange Compact, Economy, Fullsize, Fullsize Elite, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Luxury, Premium, Special and Standard class rental cars at San Diego Airport.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car at San Diego Airport?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire at San Diego Airport, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car at San Diego Airport is €888.69 per week from AVIS for a Ford Mustang Convertible.

Do you have a discount code for car hire at San Diego Airport?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire at San Diego Airport at the moment, however AVIS rates start from just €539.56 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €539.56 from AVIS in San Diego - Airport or any other rental agent, let us know and we’ll do our best to beat it.

How much does it cost to hire a car for a week at San Diego Airport?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week at San Diego Airport is €539.70 per week with an average price of €665.00 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about car hire agents at San Diego Airport

Most popular car hire companies at San Diego Airport

  • Alamo (tel: 8337631741)
  • Dollar (tel: (866) 434-2226)
  • National (tel: 8337631740)
  • Thrifty (tel: (877) 283-0898)
  • Budget (tel: 619-688-5000)
  • Avis (tel: 619-688-5000)
  • Enterprise (tel: 8337631739)
  • Hertz (tel: 6197675700)
  • Sixt (tel: +1-8887498227)
  • Hertz (tel: 8585037755)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies at San Diego Airport

  • Alamo (3355 ADMIRAL BOLAND WAY, SAN DIEGO, 92101, CA, California)
  • Dollar (OFF - AIRPORT, 3355 ADMIRAL BOLAND WAY, SAN DIEGO, CA (CA), UNITED STATES, 92101)
  • National (3355 ADMIRAL BOLAND WAY, SAN DIEGO, 92101, CA, California)
  • Thrifty (OFF - AIRPORT, 3355 ADMIRAL BOLAND WAY, SAN DIEGO, CA (CA), UNITED STATES, 92101)
  • Budget (3355 Admiral Boland Way, San Diego, 92101, CA, California)
  • Avis (3355 Admiral Boland Way, San Diego, 92101, CA, California)

Car hire company reviews at San Diego Airport

  • BUDGET ABG: Rated 8.3/10 from 9 reviews
  • Enterprise: Rated 7.9/10 from 314 reviews
  • ALAMO ehi: Rated 7.7/10 from 7 reviews
  • SIXT: Rated 7.4/10 from 347 reviews
  • NATIONAL ehi: Rated 7.3/10 from 84 reviews
  • AVIS ABG: Rated 6.6/10 from 324 reviews

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