Car Hire in San Jose, California

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San Jose, CA, United States
10 Jul — 17 Jul
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San Jose, CA, United States
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Best deals found for San Jose, California car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in San Jose, California
Kia Stinger
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
5-door vehicles

£55/day

8 Jul - 15 Jul
Kia Stinger
Nissan Kicks
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£45/day

15 Sep - 1 Oct
Nissan Kicks
Daewoo Leganza
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

£61/day

9 Jul - 16 Jul
Daewoo Leganza
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

£44/day

15 Sep - 1 Oct
Volkswagen Jetta
Toyota Camry
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

£52/day

8 Jul - 15 Jul
Toyota Camry
Toyota Rush
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

£42/day

15 Sep - 1 Oct
Toyota Rush
Buick LaCrosse
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£62/day

8 Jul - 15 Jul
Buick LaCrosse
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£45/day

15 Sep - 1 Oct
Toyota Fortuner
Hyundai Accent
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£42/day

15 Sep - 1 Oct
Hyundai Accent

San Jose, California car hire deals found on momondo

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

Small cars

£28 - £71

All Car Types

£35 - £93

The average price of a Small hire in San Jose, the United States is £45. The cheapest time to hire a Small in San Jose, the United States is in January. The price is 38% lower than the rest of the year at just £28 per day. A Small car hire is typically 22% less expensive than the average car hire in San Jose. The average price of a car hire in San Jose 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 Jose Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium hire in San Jose, the United States is £51. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in San Jose, the United States is in February. The price is 40% lower than the rest of the year at just £31 per day. A Medium car hire is typically 11% less expensive than the average car hire in San Jose. The average price of a car hire in San Jose 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 Jose Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large hire in San Jose, the United States is £52. The cheapest time to hire a Large in San Jose, the United States is in January. The price is 58% lower than the rest of the year at just £22 per day. A Large car hire is typically 9% less expensive than the average car hire in San Jose. The average price of a car hire in San Jose 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 Jose Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in San Jose, the United States is £55. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in San Jose, the United States is in October. The price is 31% lower than the rest of the year at just £38 per day. A SUV car hire is typically 4% less expensive than the average car hire in San Jose. The average price of a car hire in San Jose 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 Jose SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van hire in San Jose, the United States is £49. The cheapest time to hire a Van in San Jose, the United States is in June. The price is 48% lower than the rest of the year at just £26 per day. A Van car hire is typically 13% less expensive than the average car hire in San Jose. The average price of a car hire in San Jose 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 Jose Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury hire in San Jose, the United States is £55. The cheapest time to hire a Luxury in San Jose, the United States is in December. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just £44 per day. A Luxury car hire is typically 2% less expensive than the average car hire in San Jose. The average price of a car hire in San Jose 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 Jose Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible hire in San Jose, the United States is £72. The cheapest time to hire a Convertible in San Jose, the United States is in November. The price is 42% lower than the rest of the year at just £42 per day. A Convertible car hire is typically 21% more expensive than the average car hire in San Jose. The average price of a car hire in San Jose can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Daihatsu Sirion
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£42/day

15 Sep - 1 Oct
Daihatsu Sirion
Hyundai Accent
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£42/day

15 Sep - 1 Oct
Hyundai Accent
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£52/day

8 Jul - 15 Jul
Ford Focus

San Jose car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in San Jose, California
8.2
Excellent
163 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.1

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.9

Value

7.9
7.7
Good
106 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.8

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.2

Value

8.2
6.9
Good
117 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.1

Value

7.5
5.8
Okay
326 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

6.4

Overall

5.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

6.1
5.3
Okay
153 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

5.6

Comfort

5.8

Overall

5.3

Pick-up/drop-off

5.1

Value

5.4
6.5
Good
32 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.9

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

7.3
5.1
Okay
81 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.0

Overall

5.0

Pick-up/drop-off

5.4

Value

4.9
10.0
Excellent
18 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Quick facts about car hire in San Jose

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in San Jose

Most Popular Agency

Hertz

Popular Car Types

SUV, Standard, Economy

Cheapest Hire Car

£38

Most Popular Model

Toyota RAV4
The most popular San Jose car hire agency found on momondo this month is Hertz. Other top choices for car hire companies are Budget and Avis
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in San Jose in the past 72 hours: SUV, Standard, Economy.
The lowest price for a car hire in San Jose is £38/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from £68/day.
The most popular car model to hire in San Jose in the past 7 days is the Toyota RAV4. Our users also prefer the Hyundai Elantra 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 Jose

Nearby attractions:

California Theater3.2 mi

Nearby attractions:

California Theater33.6 mi

Nearby attractions:

California Theater32.0 mi

Important information about San Jose car hire

Book your hired cars in San Jose through momondo and enjoy the sights of the famously named town ‘capital of Silicon valley’. Adventurers can drive up to California’s Great America park that has thrill rides and water slide activities. Other attractions that you might enjoy with your hired cars in San Jose are the San Jose Museum of Art, Almaden Quicksilver County Park, and the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum that is home to mummies and artifacts exhibitions. The Municipal Rose Garden is a sight to behold of colourful blooms that attract many visitors. There are parking allocations all over San Jose. While choosing your car rental in San Jose, keep in mind that there is free parking for low emissions vehicles. There are around 50 rental locations in San Jose.

There are parking facilities including both free and cheap lots, garages, and street meter spots where you can park your hired cars in San Jose. You will find peak hour in San Jose begins in the early morning and during early evening hours. The famous technology company, Intel, has a museum of technological innovation a drive away in Santa Clara. We recommend the scenic drive on a people carrier trail with your family to Los Gatos Creek County Park in Campbell for a chance to hike up the urban trails. Sunnyvale is a drive away from San Jose that is known to be in close vicinity to Lake Tahoe that can be enjoyed using a cheap car rental. San Jose is considered among the 20 most walkable large cities in the US, with high-ranking neighbourhoods including St. Leo's, East Virginia, and Sunol-Midtown. You will get to enjoy exploring San Jose at large and its neighbouring cities with your rental cars in San Jose.

Driving your hired cars in San Jose, California requires strict adherence to their road rules and regulations such as the law that states everyone in a vehicle should fasten their seatbelts while in transit. Seatbelts should always be fastened while on the road by both the driver and passengers as well. San Jose maintains that drivers should observe the rules set in the state of California. The speed limit on San Jose freeways is higher than other areas in the city with the streets demanding that a speed limit of half that is strictly followed. In residential areas and neighbourhoods near schools, the speed limit is the lowest. You are not allowed to check or respond to text messages while driving. If necessary one is required to use a hands-free device when on a call. Your blood alcohol content should not be at 0.08% or above. The state, however, has a zero-tolerance limit for drinking and driving, and thus you risk being charged for having the presence of alcohol. Before embarking on your San Jose trip, ensure you keep checking the city’s department for any recent law changes.

From San Jose, the borders you can cross are to Canada and Mexico. Most car rental branches allow crossing the Canadian border. The only documents you would need are a U.S. or Canadian photo ID or a foreign passport with the necessary visa for Canada. As for the Mexican border, not all hired cars in San Jose will allow it. Consult with the branch in advance to make sure it’s a possibility. Purchasing Mexican liability insurance is required before reaching Mexico. Apart from the Mexican insurance, you must request an entry permit from the INM (Migration Institute) and have a valid passport to enter the country. It’s recommended to always contact the car hire locations in San Jose to understand the requirements for crossing borders and confirm they allow it.

If you wish to pay for your hired cars in San Jose without a credit card, most car rental companies allow debit card payments with certain requirements. However, not all branches of the company may allow it, so make sure beforehand that your San Jose car rental can be paid with a debit card. Enterprise or Dollar are good options for debit card users if the specific branches allow it. They don’t do credit checks and only require that the card bears either the VISA or MasterCard logo. Also, when picking up your car at an airport location they may ask for proof of a return flight. Other companies have age restrictions for debit card users or do credit checks and need extra proof of identification. A general rule is that the renter, main driver, and debit or credit card holder must all be in the same person’s name.

California does not require you to have a special permit when driving a vehicle with a foreign driving license, as long as it’s for less than 90 days. However, if you wish to get hired cars in San Jose and the driving license of your country of origin is not in the Latin alphabet, you may be required to present an International Driver’s Permit. This permit translates your foreign document and is not valid on its own. Along with your valid foreign license, you will most likely have to show a second form of identification, like a valid passport. The rental branch may have some restrictions on certain types of international credit cards. Confirm beforehand with your car rental office to make sure you have all the necessary documents for your trip to go smoothly.


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Driving with a car hire in San Jose - FAQs

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

Our data shows that for weekend car hire deals during August in San Jose, you can expect to pay around £70. A particularly good deal might be around £66, which is the lowest quote for San Jose we've seen so far. Stretching your hire over seven days shifts the price range to about £50 to £70.

The majority of the San Jose car hire agencies that we partner with do not have a cancellation fee. This means that if your plans change unexpectedly, many car rental centres in San Jose such as Alamo, Enterprise, and Thrifty often offer cancellation free of charge based on when you booked.

During the month of August in San Jose, temperatures hover around 20 °C - which is perfect for hiring a convertible. With precipitation only averaging 5 mm during August in San Jose, a convertible will allow you to truly enjoy the sites while cruising down the streets. Keep in mind that you may want to check the weather before your trip, just in case. Hiring a Convertible in San Jose will cost you £99/day on average.

Hertz has the most locations in San Jose, CA with 9 locations. At those locations, momondo users can typically find car rental rates of £48/day.

When you hire a car in San Jose, you should abide by the city’s 25 mph speed limit. The speed limits on any suburban roads and highways in San Jose are 75 mph and 75 mph, respectively. Be on the lookout for posted signage, because these speed limits might change depending on where you are within San Jose.

During the month of July the average temperature in San Jose is 21 °C and the expected precipitation is 0 mm. This information is useful for travellers looking for a car hire in San Jose.

If you’re looking for a San Jose hire car for a road trip to the surrounding areas during the month of July it’s important to know that the rest of California typically has a temperature of 22 °C and will usually expect 1.3 mm of precipitation.


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