Car Hire in San Diego, California

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San Diego, CA, United States
24 May — 31 May
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San Diego, CA, United States
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Best deals found for San Diego, California car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in San Diego, California
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers

£57/day

23 May - 24 May
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Nissan Kicks
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£43/day

30 May - 18 Jun
Nissan Kicks
Daewoo Leganza
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

£56/day

7 Jun - 18 Jun
Daewoo Leganza
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

£41/day

30 May - 18 Jun
Volkswagen Jetta
Toyota Camry
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

£48/day

23 May - 25 May
Toyota Camry
Buick LaCrosse
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£67/day

1 Jun - 11 Jun
Buick LaCrosse
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£42/day

30 May - 18 Jun
Toyota Fortuner
Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£40/day

30 May - 18 Jun
Kia Forte
Perodua Myvi
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£55/day

30 May - 18 Jun
Perodua Myvi

San Diego, California car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in San Diego that's right for you

Small cars

£23 - £55

All Car Types

£40 - £80

The average price of a Small hire in San Diego, the United States is £39. The cheapest time to hire a Small in San Diego, the United States is in January. The price is 43% lower than the rest of the year at just £23 per day. A Small car hire is typically 34% less expensive than the average car hire in San Diego. The average price of a car hire in San Diego can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for San Diego Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium hire in San Diego, the United States is £59. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in San Diego, the United States is in February. The price is 37% lower than the rest of the year at just £38 per day. A Medium car hire is typically 0% less expensive than the average car hire in San Diego. The average price of a car hire in San Diego can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for San Diego Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large hire in San Diego, the United States is £61. The cheapest time to hire a Large in San Diego, the United States is in October. The price is 21% lower than the rest of the year at just £49 per day. A Large car hire is typically 4% more expensive than the average car hire in San Diego. The average price of a car hire in San Diego can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for San Diego Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in San Diego, the United States is £54. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in San Diego, the United States is in February. The price is 42% lower than the rest of the year at just £32 per day. A SUV car hire is typically 9% less expensive than the average car hire in San Diego. The average price of a car hire in San Diego can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for San Diego SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van hire in San Diego, the United States is £46. The cheapest time to hire a Van in San Diego, the United States is in September. The price is 18% lower than the rest of the year at just £38 per day. A Van car hire is typically 24% less expensive than the average car hire in San Diego. The average price of a car hire in San Diego can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for San Diego Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury hire in San Diego, the United States is £62. The cheapest time to hire a Luxury in San Diego, the United States is in January. The price is 39% lower than the rest of the year at just £38 per day. A Luxury car hire is typically 4% more expensive than the average car hire in San Diego. The average price of a car hire in San Diego can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for San Diego Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible hire in San Diego, the United States is £90. The cheapest time to hire a Convertible in San Diego, the United States is in November. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just £59 per day. A Convertible car hire is typically 34% more expensive than the average car hire in San Diego. The average price of a car hire in San Diego can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Mitsubishi Colt
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£39/day

30 May - 18 Jun
Mitsubishi Colt
Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£40/day

30 May - 18 Jun
Kia Forte
Opel Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£45/day

9 Jul - 22 Aug
Opel Corsa

San Diego car hire directory

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Good
306 reviews14 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

7.4
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Good
124 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.5

Value

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Good
236 reviews11 locations
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Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.0

Overall

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6.0

Value

6.2
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Okay
525 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.4

Overall

5.7

Pick-up/drop-off

5.5

Value

5.8
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Mediocre
139 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

4.5

Comfort

4.3

Overall

3.7

Pick-up/drop-off

3.7

Value

3.9
3.6
Mediocre
211 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

4.5

Comfort

4.3

Overall

3.5

Pick-up/drop-off

3.4

Value

3.8
5.8
Okay
61 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.1

Comfort

5.9

Overall

5.5

Pick-up/drop-off

5.4

Value

5.9
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Good
7 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.2

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.7

Car hire information in San Diego

Find information about great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and good-to-know policies for your visit in San Diego
Most Popular AgencyBudgetThe most popular San Diego car hire agency found on momondo this month is Budget. Other top choices for car hire companies are Hertz and Avis
Popular Car TypesEconomy, SUV, StandardThe following car types were offered at car hire companies in San Diego in the past 72 hours: Economy, SUV, Standard.
Cheapest Hire Car£27The lowest price for a car hire in San Diego is £27/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from £44/day.
Most Popular ModelKia RioThe most popular car model to hire in San Diego in the past 7 days is the Kia Rio. Our users also prefer the Class Special Car as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in San Diego

Nearby attractions:

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park1.6 mi
Gaslamp Quarter2.6 mi
San Diego Zoo2.6 mi
San Diego Convention Center2.8 mi
Pacific Beach Park5.4 mi

Nearby attractions:

La Jolla Cove66.6 mi
La Jolla Shores66.6 mi
Pacific Beach Park70.4 mi
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park74.5 mi
San Diego Zoo77.2 mi

Nearby attractions:

La Jolla Shores85.0 mi
La Jolla Cove85.3 mi
Pacific Beach Park89.1 mi
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park92.8 mi
San Diego Zoo95.0 mi

Important information about San Diego car rentals

San Diego is extensively recognised for its parks, warm climate, and home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. An overwhelming majority of tourists worldwide prefer booking a cheap car rental in San Diego to explore the significant attraction sights, such as the star of India, Petco Park, and others. You can never experience a dull day in San Diego since the city has magnificent weather that allows you to enjoy outdoor activities throughout the year. With an electric car rental in San Diego, you can explore the city's natural beauty and in a comfortable way.  Keep in mind that traffic gets congested during rush hour within the major roads, such as Highways 15, 56, and 805. However, there is ample parking in San Diego. Getting hired cars in San Diego is also easy as there are more than 10 car hire locations in the city.

Getting a San Diego car rentals will be determined by the kind of activities and the distance between one visiting destination to the other. There are numerous attraction sights in San Diego that, while they can be navigated by public transport, are so much more convenient to get to by car. Consider getting a luxury car rental in San Diego to explore other beautiful sceneries and outdoor activities in nearby towns, such as Oceanside. Oceanside has numerous outdoor activities, such as skydiving, whale watching tours, private vacation photography sessions, and others. You can also visit the top attraction sights in Oceanside, such as the Oceanside Pier, the California Surf Museum, and several others. Since these destinations are not walkable, you need a cheap car rental or a people carrier rental to get there. There is adequate parking in San Diego, which is affordable and secure for your hired cars in San Diego.

If you plan a visit to San Diego, ensure you are familiar with the driving rules. When you are driving on a highway, stay in the right-hand lane, as the left-hand lane should only be used when passing other vehicles. If you are turning from a one-way street onto another one-way street, you are allowed to make a left-hand turn on a red light. Every time that you turn on your windshield wipers, you are also required to turn on your headlights. You may make a U-turn, even if it is over a double yellow line, as long as it is safe to do so. California law prohibits the use of handheld mobile phones while operating a motor vehicle unless it’s an emergency. It is mandatory to wear your seat belts while driving. Young children should use a booster seat. Ensure you observe the recommended speed limit for highways, interstate, and two-lane undivided roads. Also, use moderate speed while driving near a safety zone, such as a school or construction zone. If you are looking for rental cars in San Diego, it is good to check with the city's Department of Motor Vehicles for recent law changes.

Due to the area’s close proximity to the border, many visitors enjoy using hired cars in San Diego to travel to nearby cities in Mexico. Most rental car companies will typically allow you to drive to neighbouring countries, but it’s always best to verify that this is allowed with your contract before embarking on your journey. To enter Mexico with a San Diego car rental, all travelers are legally obligated to have Mexican automobile liability insurance. Normally, you will be able to obtain this directly through your rental car company of choice. Beyond insurance, you will also need to have a government-issued driving license, as well as either a passport or passport card. Keep in mind that passport cards can only be used to travel to other countries by land.

When booking hired cars in San Diego, even cheap hired cars in San Diego, most companies will ask that you pay with a credit card. However, lacking a credit card will not prevent you from renting a car in San Diego. Quite a few companies accept alternative payment methods, including cash, checks, and debit cards. However, if you use a form of payment other than a credit card, you may need to provide additional documentation, like proof of insurance or address. You may also be asked to put down a deposit, which will likely be in cash. As different companies have different rules regarding payment methods, we recommend contacting your San Diego car rental company ahead of time in order to verify what is accepted and to determine what the payment process will be.

Even if you do not have a driving license from the United States, you can still rent a car in San Diego under certain circumstances. For example, almost all rental companies will accept a valid international driving license; just make sure that the expiration date falls after your rental period. Many companies will also allow you to use a foreign driving license, but it should always be in an alphabet based in Latin. If it is in a different alphabet, you may be able to use an official translation in place of the document, but it is best to verify this with the rental company. You will always want to have your physical passport on hand, as the company will typically need to verify your identity with this, as well as take a photocopy in order to keep it on record with your file. In California, customers must be at least 21 years old to rent a car. Renters under the age of 25 may be required to pay an extra fee.


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Driving with a rental car in San Diego - FAQs

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

For a weekend in June, the best deals in San Diego start from around £21 up to around £44. Stretching your hire over seven days shifts the price range to about £22 to £44.

You can expect to find the best deals from Ace when you visit San Diego. With average rates of £20/day available at their 2 locations, Ace is a great company to hire from.

When hiring a car, you can expect to find that a majority of the rental car agencies in San Diego 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 car hire in San Diego. Be sure to look for the Cancellation Policy when you conduct your search.

The best way to enjoy the sites in San Diego during the month of June is by hiring a convertible. You are less likely to run into any instances of precipitation or colder weather, because San Diego has an average temperature of 21 °C and average rainfall of 0 mm during the month of June. Hiring a Convertible in San Diego will cost you £65/day on average.

Enterprise is very popular in San Diego, CA, as they have more locations than any other car hire company. You can find 14 locations in the city of San Diego, CA, and can expect to pay about £61/day for your car rental in San Diego, CA.

25 mph is the city speed limit for San Diego, which also applies to surrounding towns and other urban centres. The suburban speed limit and the speed limit for motorways around San Diego are 75 mph and 75 mph, respectively. If you hire a car in San Diego, be aware that these speed limits may be strictly enforced.

Typically, the weather in San Diego through the month of May is 18 °C and the expected precipitation is 3 mm. This is important information to know when hiring a car so you can be sure to rent the perfect car for the expected weather.

The climate in California during May is usually 18 °C with an expected 8.5 mm of precipitation throughout the month. Those looking to hire a car and leave from San Diego on a road trip to the surrounding area should take note of this information.


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