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Should I get a cheap car rental in San Diego?
San Diego bursts with world-famous attractions for the entire family, including the zoo, Legoland and the museums of Balboa Park, plus a bubbling downtown, beautiful hikes for all, more than 60 beaches and America's most perfect weather. Planning your San Diego vacation is made much easier when you utilize the services at Autorentals.com to provide you the best search for your cheap rental car needs; from compact cars up to luxury cars, we have anything to fit your needs or budget.
Which car rental companies are located in the terminal in San Diego?
The Airport hosts the following rental car companies at the airport's Rental Car Center: Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Economy, Enterprise, E-Z Rent-A-Car, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless, Sixt, and Thrifty. You can also access other car rental brands off-airport by utilizing a shuttle service. Find these other brands off-airport in San Diego: AVR, MEX, and SilverCar.
What are the age requirements to rent a car in San Diego?
Many rental car companies in San Diego require a minimum age of 21 to rent a car. Drivers between the age of 21 and the age of 25 are subject to an underage fee. This fee varies by company and can be as high as $25 a day. Check the company policy for additional information.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in San Diego?
The State requires car rental companies in San Diego to carry insurance on their vehicles. Optional damage wavers are encouraged by car rental companies. Before you rent, find out what your credit card or auto insurance covers on rental cars. AutoRentals.com also offers a damage waiver option for purchase at the time of your car rental reservation for San Diego.
What do I need to bring when I pick up my rental car in San Diego?
You should have three things with you when you arrive to pick-up your rental car. A valid U.S. driver license or a valid driver license issued from your country of residence and an International Driver Permit -- you'll need to present it at the rental counter to prove your identity, verify your birth-date and, if necessary, for a driving record check. Your Rental Car Itinerary/Confirmation- which is available on the homepage of AutoRentals.com at the top right-hand corner of the page. Enter your Request Number and your confirmation and full itinerary will be right there for you to print. A valid major credit card with available credit. A debit/check card that has a Mastercard or Visa logo is accepted but also needs to have available credit as the rental car companies require this as a security deposit on the car. The driver will also need to have this available credit if they choose to purchase optional items at the rental counter.
Can I drive my rental car outside the United States?
While your rental car may come with unlimited mileage, the rental car company that is providing the car may have restrictions about driving your rental car into another country. If you plan on taking your rental car outside the U.S., we suggest you ask at the rental counter about its company's policy prior to driving off the rental car lot. This includes inquiries regarding driving into Mexico or outside the state.
Do rental companies accept debit cards?
Many rental car companies will accept debit cards with a restriction. Select companies run a credit check and others may require a larger deposit. Check the location policy for the rental car company you are interested in to prevent surprises.
When will I be charged for my rental in San Diego?
When you choose your rental car company and your exact rate, we will provide an estimate of what the rental car company will charge you when you rent the car. This estimate is based on information available from the rental car company directly and includes an estimate of taxes, fees, and surcharges that may apply to your transaction at the time of reservation. It does not include any additional gas, fees, or other surcharges. Please check with the rental car company when you are at the rental counter for complete rate details. Pointer - If you have any questions about what you've been charged - check your paperwork. Charges for optional items will be listed on your rental agreement (provided by the rental company) and you are often required to initial by them at pick-up. Any questions concerning optional items should be directed to the rental company that accepts your request.

Rental Car Deals in San Diego International Airport

Economy
Orbitz
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10/22/2019 - 10/25/2019
Economy
$ 5.00/day
Compact
CheapTickets
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11/07/2019 - 11/12/2019
Compact
$ 5.00/day
Standard
Expedia
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10/25/2019 - 10/27/2019
Standard
$ 5.00/day
Full Size
Priceline
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10/25/2019 - 10/27/2019
Full Size
$ 5.02/day
Standard
Fox Rent-A-Car
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10/25/2019 - 10/27/2019
Standard
$ 5.04/day
Standard
CarRental8
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10/25/2019 - 10/27/2019
Standard
$ 5.04/day
Standard
AutoRentals.com
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10/25/2019 - 10/27/2019
Standard
$ 5.04/day
Standard
CarRentals
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10/22/2019 - 10/25/2019
Standard
$ 5.25/day
Intermediate SUV
EasyRentCars
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12/20/2019 - 12/21/2019
Intermediate SUV
$ 5.42/day
*Example rates found by AutoRentals.com users in the past 24 hours.