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Compare ENTERPRISE Car Hire services Out of Terminal 81/100 13 mins 8.7 out of 10
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Compare NATIONAL Car Hire services Out of Terminal 82/100 14 mins 8.5 out of 10
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Compare ALAMO Car Hire services Out of Terminal 85/100 13 mins 8.9 out of 10
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Compare THRIFTY Car Hire services Out of Terminal 70/100 16 mins 7.7 out of 10
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Compare AVIS Car Hire services Desk In Terminal | Car via shuttle. 66/100 10 mins 7 out of 10
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Compare DOLLAR Car Hire services Out of Terminal 80/100 15 mins 8.7 out of 10
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Compare HERTZ Car Hire services In Terminal 82/100 10 mins 9 out of 10
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What are the cheapest rental cars at San Diego Airport?

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The cheapest cars currently available are:

Chevrolet Spark

5 | business_center2 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 4 door
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Economy
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Ford Fiesta

5 | business_center2 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 4 door
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Economy
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Nissan Versa

5 | business_center3 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 4 door
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Compact
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What are the cheapest cars to rent in each group at San Diego Airport?

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The cheapest cars currently available per group are:

Chevrolet Spark

5 | business_center2 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 4 door
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Economy
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Ford Fiesta

5 | business_center2 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 4 door
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Economy
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Nissan Versa

5 | business_center3 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 4 door
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Compact
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Which automatic cars are available to rent at San Diego Airport?

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The following automatic cars are available for hire:

Chevrolet Spark

5 | business_center2 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 4 door
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Economy
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Ford Fiesta

5 | business_center2 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 4 door
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Economy
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Mitsubishi Mirage

5 | business_center2 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 4 door
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Economy
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Kia Rio

5 | business_center2 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 4 door
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Economy

Nissan Versa

5 | business_center3 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 4 door
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Compact
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Which luxury cars are available to rent at San Diego Airport?

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The following luxury vehicles are available to hire:

Cadillac XTS

5 | business_center5 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 4 door
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Luxury
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Chrysler 300

5 | business_center5 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 4 door
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Luxury
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Which SUVs are available to rent at San Diego Airport?

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The following SUVs are available:

Toyota Rav4

5 | business_center3 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 5 door
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SUV
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Hyundai Santa Fe

5 | business_center4 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 5 door
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SUV
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BMW X3 OR SIMILAR

5 | business_center4 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 5 door
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SUV
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Chevrolet Tahoe

7 | business_center3 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 5 door
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SUV
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Which Convertibles are available to rent at San Diego Airport?

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The following Convertibles are available :

Ford Mustang Convertible

4 | business_center2 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 2 door
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Convertible
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Mazda Miata Convertible

4 | business_center2 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 2 door
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Convertible
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Which People Carriers are available to rent at San Diego Airport?

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The following People Carriers are available to Hire:

Chevrolet Tahoe

7 | business_center3 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 5 door
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SUV
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Ford Expedition

7 | business_center3 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 5 door
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SUV
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Nissan Pathfinder

7 | business_center3 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 5 door
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SUV
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GMC Yukon

7 | business_center3 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 5 door
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SUV
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Which Minivans are available to rent at San Diego Airport?

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The following Minivans are available:

Dodge Grand Caravan

7 | business_center3 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 5 door
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7 seat minivan
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Nissan Quest

7 | business_center2 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 5 door
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Minivan
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Which Hybrid cars are available to rent at San Diego Airport?

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The following Hybrid cars are currently available:

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 | business_center4 | local_gas_stationHybrid
Automatic | 5 door
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Intermediate
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Which Petrol cars are available to rent at San Diego Airport?

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The following Petrol cars are currently available:

Nissan Versa

5 | business_center3 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 4 door
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Compact
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Hyundai Elantra

5 | business_center4 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 4 door
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Intermediate
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Toyota Corolla

5 | business_center4 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 4 door
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Intermediate
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Hyundai Santa Fe

5 | business_center4 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 5 door
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SUV
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Chevrolet Tahoe

7 | business_center3 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 5 door
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SUV
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Mazda Miata Convertible

4 | business_center2 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 2 door
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Convertible
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Lincoln Navigator

5 | business_center4 | local_gas_stationPetrol
Automatic | 4 door
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Fullsize
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Nearby Car Rental Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations
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San Diego 2740 Lytton Street

2740 Lytton Street, San Diego, 92110 4809, Ca, California

1.57 KM

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San Diego

2263 Pacific Highway, San Diego, 92101, Ca, California

2.52 KM

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San Diego County Center california

2305 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, 92101 1746, Ca, California

2.89 KM

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San Diego Central california

1670 Kettner Boulevard, Suite 1, San Diego, 92101, Ca, California

2.93 KM

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Nas North Island Airport

Nex autoport Bldg 484, San Diego, 92135, Ca, California

3.71 KM

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San Diego Hotel Circle california

1904 Hotel Circle North. Mission Valley, San Diego, 92108, Ca, California

4.01 KM

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San Diego Marriott ca

333 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, 921010000, Ca, California

4.01 KM

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San Diego Town Country Resort california

500 Hotel Circle North, Town Country Resort, San Diego, 92108, Ca, California

4.34 KM

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San Diego 900 "f" Street Suite 167

900 F St Ste 167, San Diego, 92101 6572, Ca, California

4.44 KM

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San Diego Mission Valley california

1333 Camino Del Rio South 101, San Diego, 92108 3520, Ca, California

5.34 KM

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Coronado california

1323 Orange Avenue, Coronado, 92118 2916, Ca, California

5.87 KM

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San Diego 2710 Garnet Ave, Ste 110

2780 Garnet Ave, San Diego, 92109 3821, Ca, California

8.38 KM

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San Diego Pacific Beach california

2667 Garnet Avenue B, San Diego, 92109 3820, Ca, California

9.00 KM

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San Diego 4930 El Cajon Boulevard

3851 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, 92105 1020, Ca, California

10.59 KM

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San Diego Kearny Mesa california

7815 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, 92111, Ca, California

10.68 KM

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San Diego 7993 Balboa Avenue

7993 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, 92111 2414, Ca, California

10.79 KM

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Kearny Mesa ca

8039 Balboa Avenue, Suite B, Kearny Mesa, 92111, Ca, California

10.83 KM

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National City california

1145 National City Boulevard, National City, 91950 3207, Ca, California

10.89 KM

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North Chula Vista california

29 Broadway, Chula Vista, 91910 1404, Ca, California

13.52 KM

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Lemon Grove

7370 Broadway, Lemon Grove, 91945 1512, Ca, California

13.96 KM

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La Jolla Downtown

1110 Torrey Pines Road, Suite H, La Jolla, 92037, Ca, California

14.06 KM

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Chula Vista california

1059 Broadway, Chula Vista, 91911 1802, Ca, California

15.43 KM

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La Jolla ca

3299 Holiday Court, La Jolla, 92037 1896, Ca, California

15.57 KM

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La Jolla Mcas Miramar airport

4240 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla, 92037, Ca, California

15.66 KM

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San Diego La Jolla Embassy Suites Hotel

4550 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, 92122, Ca, California

15.72 KM

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San Diego 5810 Miramar Road

5816 Miramar Rd, San Diego, 92121, Ca, California

16.06 KM

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La Mesa

8323 Hercules St., La Mesa, 91942 2900, Ca, California

17.37 KM

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San Diego 9292 Miramar Rd 28

9292 Miramar Rd 28, San Diego, 92126 4419, Ca, California

19.05 KM

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San Diego San Carlos Shopping Center

5910 Mission Gorge Rd Ste 600, San Diego, 92120, Ca, California

19.23 KM

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San Diego 6620 Mira Mesa Boulevard

6620 Mira Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, 92121 4300, Ca, California

19.43 KM

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El Cajon Westfield Parkway california

163 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon, 92020, Ca, California

22.98 KM

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San Diego Carmel Valley Plaza

3890 Valley Centre Drive, Suite 103, San Diego, 92130, Ca, California

23.00 KM

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El Cajon california

451 North Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, 92020 3606, Ca, California

23.30 KM

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Santee

8795 Cuyamaca St, Santee, 92071 4253, Ca, California

24.13 KM

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Tijuana

Tijuana Zona Del Rio, Ave Cuahutemoc No 1705, Tijuana, 22320, Bala California
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27.64 KM

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Del Mar 15575 Jimmy Durante Boulevard

617 S Highway 101, Solana Beach, 92075 2215, Ca, California

27.80 KM

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Poway Downtown

12631 Poway Road, Poway, 92064, Ca, California

27.85 KM

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Poway

13027 Poway Rd, Poway, 92064 4519, Ca, California

28.46 KM

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Del Mar, California

617 S Highway 101, Solana Beach, 92075, Ca, California

28.75 KM

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Tijuana Airport Cbx Terminal

Cross Border Xpress: 2745, Otay Pacific Drive, Suite O., Otay, 92154, Ca, California

29.31 KM

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Tijuana Airport

Boulevard Cuauhtemoc, Norte 12902 Aeropuerto, Tijuana, 22300, Baja California
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29.91 KM

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Solana Beach

617 S Highway 101, Solana Beach, 92075, Ca, California

30.00 KM

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Rancho Bernardo Downtown

16558 Bernardo Center Drive, Rancho Bernardo, 92128, Ca, California

33.34 KM

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11635 Iberia Pl, San Diego, 92128 2404, Ca, California

33.96 KM

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Encinitas california

165 S. El Camino Real, Suite B, Encinitas, 92024 4140, Ca, California

35.06 KM

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1956 Auto Park Way, Escondido, 92029, Ca, California

40.60 KM

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Escondido california

515 W 4th Ave, Escondido, 92025, Ca, California

43.89 KM

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Carlsbad Airport

2198 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, 92008, Ca, California

44.47 KM

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6030 Avenida Encinas, Ste E, Carlsbad, 92011, Ca, California

44.62 KM

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San Marcos ca

1545 La Mirada Drive, San Marcos, 92069, Ca, California

45.49 KM

Car Rental at San Diego International Airport - Popular Questions

question_answer What car rental companies operate at San Diego Airport?
The following car rental operators are at San Diego Airport: ALAMO, AVIS, DOLLAR, ENTERPRISE, HERTZ, NATIONAL, SIXT, THRIFTY.
question_answer Which car rental companies are in San Diego Airport terminal?
You can find the following car rental suppliers in the terminal building(s) at San Diego Airport: HERTZ, SIXT.
question_answer Which car rental companies hire automatic cars at San Diego Airport?
The following car rental companies hire automatic cars at San Diego Airport: ALAMO, AVIS, DOLLAR, ENTERPRISE, HERTZ, NATIONAL, SIXT, THRIFTY.
question_answer Which car rental companies offer minivans at San Diego Airport?
The following car rental companies offer Mini-vans at San Diego Airport: ALAMO, AVIS, DOLLAR, ENTERPRISE, NATIONAL, THRIFTY.
question_answer Which car rental companies offer People Carriers at San Diego Airport?
The following car rental companies rent People Carriers at San Diego Airport: ALAMO, AVIS, DOLLAR, ENTERPRISE, HERTZ, NATIONAL, SIXT, THRIFTY.
question_answer Which car rental companies hire convertibles at San Diego Airport?
The following car rental companies rent convertibles at San Diego Airport: ALAMO, AVIS, DOLLAR, ENTERPRISE, NATIONAL, SIXT, THRIFTY.
question_answer Which car rental suppliers offer hybrids at San Diego Airport?
The following car rental companies supply hybrids at San Diego Airport: HERTZ.
question_answer Which car rental companies offer Petrol Cars at San Diego Airport?
The following car rental operators rent petrol cars at San Diego Airport: ALAMO, AVIS, DOLLAR, ENTERPRISE, HERTZ, NATIONAL, SIXT, THRIFTY.
question_answer What car rental companies are open on Sunday at San Diego Airport?
The following car rental operators are open on Sunday at San Diego Airport: ALAMO, AVIS, BUDGET, DOLLAR, ENTERPRISE, EUROPCAR, EZ, FOX, GREEN MOTION, HERTZ, MEX, NATIONAL, PAYLESS, SILVERCAR, SIXT, THRIFTY.
question_answer Where are the closest car rental company locations outside San Diego Airport?
The nearest car rental operator locations outside San Diego Airport can be found at:
  • San Diego 2740 Lytton Street (2740 Lytton Street, San Diego, 92110 4809, Ca, California) 1.57 KM away.
  • San Diego (2263 Pacific Highway, San Diego, 92101, Ca, California) 2.52 KM away.
  • San Diego County Center california (2305 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, 92101 1746, Ca, California) 2.89 KM away.
  • San Diego Central california (1670 Kettner Boulevard, Suite 1, San Diego, 92101, Ca, California) 2.93 KM away.
  • Nas North Island Airport (Nex autoport Bldg 484, San Diego, 92135, Ca, California) 3.71 KM away.
  • San Diego Hotel Circle california (1904 Hotel Circle North. Mission Valley, San Diego, 92108, Ca, California) 4.01 KM away.
  • San Diego Marriott ca (333 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, 921010000, Ca, California) 4.01 KM away.
  • San Diego Town Country Resort california (500 Hotel Circle North, Town Country Resort, San Diego, 92108, Ca, California) 4.34 KM away.
  • San Diego 900 "f" Street Suite 167 (900 F St Ste 167, San Diego, 92101 6572, Ca, California) 4.44 KM away.
  • San Diego Mission Valley california (1333 Camino Del Rio South 101, San Diego, 92108 3520, Ca, California) 5.34 KM away.

Car Hire at San Diego International Airport - Information

San Diego International Airport is one of the larger airports in the American state of California, and serves the Greater San Diego area. It is also known as the Lindbergh Field Airport, and by the IATA code of SAN. The airport is a focus city for Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines, handles over sixteen million passengers per annum and is very well equipped with facilities for all its passengers. There are a number of ground transportation options available, both public and private, and arriving passengers can also rent a car from one of the San Diego International Airport car rental companies. Car hire is popular in this area, as there are many wonderful areas to explore.

The airport of San Diego International consists of three terminal buildings, referred to as Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and the Commuter Terminal. Terminals 1 and 2 are the main buildings for passenger operations, and have a number of airline gates. Terminal 2 is also used for international flights. The Commuter Terminal of the airport is only used for flights between Los Angeles and San Diego, and has just four airline gates. Each terminal, however, has may facilities for its passengers, including shops, restaurants, airport lounges, accessible restrooms and information counters. Outside the main terminals passengers will also find the ground transportation areas. The airport’s car rental companies are not found at the baggage claim areas, as is the case at many airports, but are located on their own premises a short distance away. For this reason, there are free shuttle services available to passengers who need to reach the rental car companies.

At San Diego Airport, passengers can rent a car from Hertz, Avis, Budget, National, Alamo, Enterprise, Easycar, Auto Europa, Europcar, Thrifty or Dollar. To reach any of these companies passengers should move outside of their terminal to the relevant pickup location of the shuttle buses. At Terminal 1, they are found at the centre traffic aisle, and at Terminal 2, they leave from the traffic island at the far west end of the terminal. Both of these terminals have an East and West side. Shuttle buses are also available for the transfer of passengers from one terminal to another. The buses will take just a few minutes to reach the car hire companies, and are able to transport a reasonable number of passengers and their luggage items.

Car hire facilities within Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 include reservation boards and courtesy telephones nearby the baggage claim halls. The telephones can be used to contact the relevant San Diego International Airport car hire company, should information be required or if a shuttle is not available. Passengers can also contact their company if an accessible shuttle is required for a person in a wheelchair. If any further assistance is required, with finding the shuttles or with calling for an accessible vehicle, the airport volunteers will be happy to help. They can be found in all terminals at the information desks.

Vehicles for hire from the above mentioned companies include the Chevrolet Aveo, Kia Rio, Nissan Versa, Toyota Corolla, Nissan Altima, Ford Focus, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Impala. These cars are available from the Economy, Compact, Midsize, Standard and Fullsize categories, and have reasonable car rental rates, especially if they are booked in advance and online. They are ideal for four or five passengers, and a couple of luggage items. The larger cars such as the Chevrolet Impala are recommended for families with a number of luggage pieces. The cars all have automatic transmissions and air conditioning, and many also have additional features, such as cruise control, power locks and windows, driver and passenger airbags and CD players. SUVs are popular as well, such as the Ford Escape, Ford Edge, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Traverse, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban and Lincoln Navigator, and the larger of these SUVs have room for seven or eight passengers.

In addition, high occupancy vehicles can be hired (Dodge Grand Caravan, Toyota Sienna, Ford Econoline and Chevrolet Express) that seat between seven and fifteen passengers, and more elegant vehicles are found in the Premium and Luxury car categories. Convertibles, crossovers and pickups are for hire as well. Hertz and Budget are unique since that they offer a number of vehicles that can be reserved by their specific makes and models, rather than just by category. They are also two of the longest standing car hire companies in the world, and are popular for their services and reasonable car rental rates. Thrifty and Dollar also offer an interesting car category from where a Compact or larger sized vehicle can be hired, but regardless of the car driven, the customer will only pay Compact vehicle rates. An SUV or minivan could therefore be driven at a very low price.

The car rental companies of San Diego International Airport offer vehicles for leisure and business travellers, however, National is well known for their corporate services and Alamo is respected for providing quality car hire services to families and individuals on vacation. Customers of Avis can be Avis Preferred members, and enjoy many additional benefits, and Auto Europa and Enterprise are the ideal choices for a wide range of vehicles and services. Easycar offers very low rental rates as well, and is popular for their all-inclusive prices with unlimited mileage. Keep in mind that customers of Europcar will collect their vehicles from the National car hire counters at San Diego Airport.

Along with your vehicle, remember to hire a satellite navigation system and child seats if these items of equipment are required, and to book a one way hire if you will not be returning to San Diego International Airport. One way hires could have additional charges, and the items of equipment will cost a few extra dollars as well. From the car rental companies of San Diego Airport, hand controls for disabled drivers can also be requested, and are useful for persons with a lower limb disability. They are free of charge.

To rent a car from this location the primary renter will need to be at least 21 years of age, and should be in possession of a valid drivers license and a major credit card. San Diego is quite easy to navigate in a rented car, and several areas of interest lie nearby, such as Anaheim 95 miles to the northeast, which is close to Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. Always obey all road rules, and stay within the speed limits, which are 30mph in urban areas, 65mph on open roads and 70mph on motorways and highways. Contact your favourite San Diego International Airport car hire company for more information.