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Widest Range of Cars

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Car Rental San Diego – USA California


Best time to rent cheap cars in San Diego: December & January
Most popular car rental pick up location in San Diego: San Diego Airport

Book a cheap car rental for San Diego & explore the country in total ease. A car rental is a great way to move about the city and explore its many attractions at your own schedule and time.

Land of natural wonders and vibrant festivals such as Comic-Con, San Diego Pride, Farmers Insurance Open Golf Tournament, Street Scene Music Festival, and San Diego Black Film Festival, San Diego needs no further introduction. Hub for biotechnology and healthcare innovations, the city is best known for its temperate climate, sunshine beaches, and natural deep water harbor. As the majority of attractions are distantly located, VIP Cars recommends a rental car that best suits your computing requirements.

Deal types available for hire in San Diego

  • Cheap monthly car rental San Diego: Monthly or weekly rental cars are popular with holiday makers who travel for a few weeks during their annual vacations. Since rates at such times increase, we suggest that, just like hotel & plane bookings, you should book your rental car as much in advance as possible.

  • Long term car rental San Diego: Many travelers rent cars for longer duration as it proves really cheap and when booked in advance, it provides access to a bigger variety. Travelers visiting the country for 3 to 6 months usually book long term rentals & in these cases, the suppliers usually renew the agreements monthly, So call us for more information.

  • One day car rental San Diego: Visiting San Diego for a business meeting, with return on the same day? For such occasions, one day rentals are just perfect. If you are flying in, you can request the pick up at San Diego airport. Note that no cars are available for hire on hourly basis.

Car rental companies in San Diego

On our booking engine, you can compare the car rental deals for San Diego by some of the best brands. You can compare them on the basis of prices, the type of inclusions covered and the available add-ons. Our booking engine provides various filters, including the one for rental suppliers; you can choose any of the names to narrow down your search.

Almost all of our suppliers have their rental counters at the airport, making pickup really easy and quick for the travelers.The airport receives millions of travelers yearly, a big chunk of which prefers to rent cars online for pickup at the airport. The presence of so many suppliers allows us to offer a big fleet of cars, a wide network of locations and options of one-way and cross border. We work with the following rental car agencies in San Diego:

  • Ace Rent a CarAce Rent a Car
  • Alamo Rent A CarAlamo Rent a Car
  • Dollar Rent a CarDollar Rent a Car
  • EuropcarEuropcar
  • Fox Rent a CarFox Rent a Car
  • National Rent a CarNational Rent a Car
  • National Rent a CarThrifty

Guide to San Diego

One of the largest cities of the US, San Diego is a major tourist destination of Southern California. Notable tourist attractions include Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego, and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. San Diego is served by three major airports including, San Diego International Airport, Tijuana International Airport, and McClellan-Palomar Airport, located at an approximate distance of 3 miles, 20 miles, and 35 miles respectively. Don’t hesitate to call our customer care representative in case you need further clarification regarding the San Diego car rental reservation.

San Diego car rental locations & the option of one way

Popular car rental locations: San Diego airport and Cross Border Xpress

Where to return the rental car: Refer the rental voucher for the return location’s address and have a word with the representative, at the time of pick up, about the drop-off process.

Though San Diego airport is the most popular car rental pick up location in the city, on our booking platform you can choose from a list of locations where you are free to pick or drop the car.That is while renting a one way you get numerous choices; under this service, you are allowed to take your San Diego rental car anywhere within the USA for a small fee. You can change the drop off location by using the “Different drop-off location?” section on our search form.

One way car rental from San Diego

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    • Distance : 1,332.5 mi
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Best type of car to rent in San Diego

On our booking engine you can rent cars for all occasions and trip-types. Whether traveling on business, planning a city trip or an adventurous road trip across US with San Diego as the starting point, with us you can easily find your perfect car within minutes. Here are the most popular car-types available on VIP Cars:

  • Exotic car rental San Diego

    Whether looking for a luxury car, sports car or some other premium vehicle, with us you can compare all, at one place! Mercedes, Porsche, Rolls Royce and Corvette are some of the popular luxury car types.

  • Convertible rental San Diego

    A convertible car is best for a coastal drive and if you are visiting San Diego’s beaches, it is certainly a great way to do so. With a rental car, you will be able to explore all that you want in total freedom.

  • Van rental San Diego

    No matter how big the group size is, on VIP Cars you can compare 7, 8, 9 and 15 passenger vans and minivans. Some of our suppliers even deal in Campervans and trucks in case you would like to rent one. Call us for more information.

  • Cheap car rental San Diego

    Economy cars, minis, sedans and compacts are the cheapest to rent vehicles in San Diego. Not only are they affordable, they are also great for city travel; out of these minis are the best for places where finding parking might be an issue.

  • SUV rental San Diego

    An SUV is a great option if you have a lot of equipment to carry. It is also great for long trips; 4x4 SUVs are quite popular with travelers who are planning some off-roading.

San Diego car rental terms & conditions

The following are the car rental conditions that you will have to fulfill to be eligible to rent car through VIP Cars in San Diego:

  • Age

    Most of the companies put up the minimum rental age to be 21 and usually there is no maximum limit. The minimum age to rent might vary from supplier to supplier, as per the location & even might be different for different car-types. At the time of booking, make sure that you are providing your correct age; the supplier refuses the rental car if the renter is found underage at the time of pick up.

  • Driver’s license & IDP

    No matter whether you are from Canada, Australia, Chile or China, you can drive your rental car in San Jose. Just be sure that your driver’s license is valid and full, our partner suppliers don’t entertain drivers with temporary licenses. All the suppliers ask for an IDP & it is mentioned on the rental voucher; if your license is not in English an IDP is essential as it acts as the official translation of your license.

  • Credit card

    Most of our suppliers don’t take debit cards or cash & if you don’t have a credit card, it is possible that you will not be allowed to rent car. You need to show the credit card at the time of pick up even if you have paid the full amount at the time of booking. If you don’t have a credit card, you can use a friend’s or relative credit card – someone who is traveling with you – to rent car; in this case the card holder will be the main driver.

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Economy USD 14 /day
Compact USD 18 /day
Van / Minivan USD 22 /day
Luxury USD 29 /day
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