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San Diego Mini Guide

San Diego is a massive City made up of nine very different districts, each offering a varied amount of entertainment and beautiful beaches. McClellan Palomar airport offers domestic flights and Tijuana International Airport offers flights from Mexico and some long haul flight from Tokyo. Car rental is advised as there is so much to see, you would not want to miss anything.

Whether you are in San Diego on business or pleasure, car hire San Diego can cater to your needs. For tourists who want to soak up the desirable California sunshine we have spectacular convertible cars and cars with sun roofs. The city has miles of coastline with the Pacific Ocean and some of the best surf breaks in America.

If you are in San Diego on business, perhaps with a company that is involved with the large San Diego natural harbour, then we can offer professional looking prestige cars which make the right impression.

Cheapest car hire in San Diego

Economy

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 78.58 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 550.06 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Compact

Ford Focus

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 79.03 EUR/day
Ford Focus

7 Days rental at 553.25 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Compact

Ford Focus

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 79.18 EUR/day
Ford Focus

7 Days rental at 554.26 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Intermediate

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 79.48 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 556.42 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Intermediate

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 79.48 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 556.42 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Economy

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 80.06 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 560.42 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Compact

Ford Focus

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 84.47 EUR/day
Ford Focus

7 Days rental at 591.33 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Intermediate

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 84.74 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 593.24 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Economy

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 85.35 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 597.49 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

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

  • San Diego car hire special offers

    We currently have 1 special offers for car rental in San Diego including;

  • Free additional driver
    With this car you get 1 free additional driver available from AVIS.

Useful to know about San Diego

  • San Diego is named after the Spanish Saint Didactus.
  • If you are flying in to San Diego it is also possible to hire vehicles at the San Diego International Airport.
  • While San Diego is only the second biggest city in California, it is one of the largest cities in the United States.
  • San Diego has one of the University of California campuses, the University of San Diego which is particularly known for biotech studies.
  • More than 80% of the population of San Diego relies on a car to get around.

Best car rental companies in San Diego

6.8
No.1: BUDGET,
based on 2369 reviews
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60
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14 min (average wait time)
6.5
No.2: AVIS,
based on 985 reviews
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San Diego car hire information

  • 6.8/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    BUDGET ABG
  • € 550.06
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 78.58
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 6
    Most Popular Type:
    Intermediate
  • 3
    Most popular model:
    Ford Edge
  • 23
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire in San Diego

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

FAQs about car hire in San Diego

How much does car hire in San Diego cost?

Car hire in San Diego costs as little as €78.60 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Economy class vehicle is €81.30 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €174.20 per day from BUDGET for a Chrysler Pacifica.

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

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

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

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

Who is the best car rental agent in San Diego?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, BUDGET ABG has the highest customer rating for car hire in San Diego with a score of 6.8/10

with AVIS ABG rated second best with a score of 6.5/10

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

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in San Diego is €553.25 per week from AVIS.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in San Diego?

The cheapest car hire company in San Diego is AVIS, with prices for a Economy class car such as the Ford Fiesta available from as little as €550.06 per week.

How much is fuel in San Diego?

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

What car hire agencies are available in San Diego?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in San Diego with leading car hire companies such as AVIS, BUDGET as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in San Diego?

We can arrange Compact, Economy, Fullsize, Intermediate and Standard class rental cars in San Diego.

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

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

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

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in San Diego at the moment, however AVIS rates start from just €550.06 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €550.06 from AVIS in San Diego - Carmel Valley Plaza 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 in San Diego?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in San Diego is €550.20 per week with an average price of €569.10 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in San Diego

Most popular car hire companies in San Diego

  • Avis (tel: 858-755-0400)
  • Budget (tel: 858-755-7457)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in San Diego

  • Avis (3890 Valley Centre Dr Ste 103, San Diego, 92130, CA, California)
  • Budget (3890 Valley Centre Dr Ste 103, San Diego, 92130, CA, California)

Car hire company ratings in San Diego

  • BUDGET ABG: Rated 6.8/10 from 634 reviews
  • AVIS ABG: Rated 6.5/10 from 343 reviews

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