San Diego

Cheap Car Hire in San Diego

San Diego
2 Jun — 9 Jun
Same drop-off
San Diego
Thu 2/6
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Noon
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San Diego Car Hire in 2022

Most popular companyBUDGET
Price of gas per litre£0.99
Average price per day£50
Cheapest price per day£31

What is the cheapest time to hire a car in San Diego?

January

£37

February

£49

March

£56

April

£53

May

£47

June

£52

July

£55

August

£47

September

£40

October

£48

November

£49

December

£49

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in San Diego is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is March. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Top hire agencies in San Diego

All major car hire suppliers in San Diego
7.5
Good
306 reviews14 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

7.4
6.4
Good
124 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.5

Value

6.1
6.3
Good
237 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.1

Pick-up/drop-off

6.1

Value

6.2
5.9
Okay
527 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.5

Overall

5.8

Pick-up/drop-off

5.5

Value

5.8
3.9
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
212 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

4.5

Comfort

4.2

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
7.8
Good
7 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.2

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.7

Best San Diego Car Hire Deals Found

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Car Hire FAQs

What are the requirements to hire a car in San Diego?

Before picking up your cheap car hire in San Diego, there are a couple of requirements you'll have to meet and a few documents you'll need to bring with you. To start with, the minimum driving age is 21 years old, though you may be required to be at least 25 to hire a car at some places in San Diego. Regardless, if you're between the ages of 21 and 24, expect to incur an additional young driver surcharge on top of the standard car hire fee. Please provide a valid driving licence that you've held for at least one year. If your licence isn't in English, your car hire company will require an international driving permit coupled with your original licence. If you booked online, you'll need to produce the same credit card used, and the cardholder must be present. You'll also need to provide the confirmation details you received when booking. Please also ensure you bring some form of identification when picking up your hire car in San Diego.

What are the rules for driving in San Diego?

To be sure you're safe while driving your car hire in San Diego, make sure you're aware of the road rules and stay up to date with the local motor vehicle departments to stay apprised of any new changes to local laws. Traffic in San Diego flows on the right-hand side of the road and passes on the left-hand side. The driver and all passengers must wear their seatbelts at all times while inside the hired car. The use of mobile phones is only permitted in conjunction with a hands-free device. The legal blood alcohol limit while driving in San Diego is 0.08%, and breaking this law could result in hefty fines and possible jail time.

What type of car is recommended for driving in San Diego?

There are no right or wrong choices when it comes to picking your car hire in San Diego. Keep in mind that traffic congestion can be heavy during peak hours, so consider choosing a lighter vehicle for fuel-consumption purposes. If you're driving with your family, a Toyota Camry with a fair fuel policy is often a popular choice for many drivers hiring a car in San Diego. If you plan on doing long-distance trips, opting for car hire with cruise control will save you money in the long run.

Where are the best places to park in San Diego?

Car hire in San Diego is a lovely way to explore the city, but it often comes with some restraints in terms of parking. If you're travelling during peak hours, you may want to consider using public transport to get around. Avoid parking on the street where there are no parking meters, and double-check signboards to make sure you're allowed to park where you are. You'll find street parking readily available in most of the major San Diego attractions, including Balboa Park, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, La Jolla Beach and Waterfront Park.

What is the cheapest hire car found in San Diego?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under £40/day when booking a car hire in San Diego. The absolute best deal a user found was for £25/day from Ace, booked on Jul. 28.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in San Diego?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in San Diego from the following companies over the past two weeks: Hertz (£38/day), Thrifty (£43/day), and Alamo (£44/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in San Diego?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Silvercar (9.6 rating), National (8.8 rating) and Alamo (8.8 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in San Diego.

What are gas prices like in San Diego?

The average price of petrol in San Diego is £0.99/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between £44 and £64 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

How much does it cost to hire a car in San Diego for a week from Budget?

Hiring a car in San Diego for a week can be a great option for travel. Budget, the most popular car hire company for this area, offers hire cars for around £218/week on average.

How far in advance should I hire a car in San Diego for the best price?

Booking early almost always ensures you have more options of car models to choose from, as well as prices reduced by up to 19% to make it a great deal in San Diego. Try to book at least 90 days prior to when you need the car hire to close on a rate below the average.

Can I rent a car for a month in San Diego?

Yes, cars are available to be hired for an entire month in San Diego.

How much does it cost to rent a car in San Diego for a month?

The average cost of a car hire in San Diego for a month is £934. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

How much is a car hire in San Diego for a weekend?

It costs £44 for a weekend car hire in San Diego, on average. The cheapest type of car hire you can book on any given weekend is the Intermediate SUV as prices are generally lower for these hire types due to demand and availability. If you’re planning to book a hire car in San Diego in June, prices are £43 per day on average.

What car do most people hire in San Diego?

The most popular car chosen by those travelling to San Diego is Economy (Kia Rio) based on our Cheapflights data.