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Cheap Car Hire in San Diego from £25

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in San Diego with a pick-up date of 24/8 and drop-off date of 6/9. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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San Diego car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in San Diego. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 18 July 2024.

Most popular company

BUDGET

Price of gas per litre

£0.78

Average price per day

£43

Cheapest price per day

£25

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in San Diego and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 18 July 2024.

January

£26

February

£33

March

£40

April

£35

May

£36

June

£40

July

£43

August

£40

September

£34

October

£36

November

£34

December

£34

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in San Diego is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. 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.

Popular car types in San Diego

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in San Diego and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 18 July 2024.

There are, in total, 137 car hire locations in San Diego that are operated by 62 companies. In the past week, small car is the cheapest car type users can hire (cheapest price last found: £25/day). Explore 6 car types currently offered from San Diego hire providers:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Standard

Standard

Full-size

Full-size

People carrier

People carrier

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Luxury

Luxury

Compare available car types for hire in San Diego

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in San Diego to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 18 July 2024.

Small cars

£29 - £45

All Car Types

£42 - £53

To hire a small car in San Diego, the United States, you would pay an average price of £37/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a small car in San Diego, the United States (~£29/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~£45/day). In fact, November is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for San Diego. When comparing with other car types available for hire in San Diego, hiring a small car saves you 23% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best San Diego small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in San Diego, the United States, you would pay an average price of £45/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in San Diego, the United States (~£38/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~£51/day). In fact, January is about 16% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for San Diego. When comparing with other car types available for hire in San Diego, hiring a medium car saves you 7% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best San Diego medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in San Diego, the United States, you would pay an average price of £55/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a large car in San Diego, the United States (~£42/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~£69/day). In fact, February is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for San Diego. When comparing with other car types available for hire in San Diego, hiring a large car is 13% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best San Diego large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in San Diego, the United States, you would pay an average price of £46/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in San Diego, the United States (~£38/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is November (~£56/day). In fact, January is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for San Diego. When comparing with other car types available for hire in San Diego, hiring a SUV saves you 3% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best San Diego SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in San Diego, the United States, you would pay an average price of £54/day. December is the cheapest month to hire a van in San Diego, the United States (~£46/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~£96/day). In fact, December is about 15% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for San Diego. When comparing with other car types available for hire in San Diego, hiring a van is 12% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best San Diego van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a pickup truck in San Diego, the United States, you would pay an average price of £37/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in San Diego, the United States (~£31/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is November (~£71/day). In fact, February is about 19% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for San Diego. When comparing with other car types available for hire in San Diego, hiring a pickup truck saves you 21% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a luxury car in San Diego, the United States, you would pay an average price of £53/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in San Diego, the United States (~£35/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~£71/day). In fact, February is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for San Diego. When comparing with other car types available for hire in San Diego, hiring a luxury car is 10% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best San Diego luxury car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a convertible in San Diego, the United States, you would pay an average price of £63/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a convertible in San Diego, the United States (~£51/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~£80/day). In fact, January is about 21% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible hire for San Diego. When comparing with other car types available for hire in San Diego, hiring a convertible is 25% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Ford Fiesta£25/day
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Ford Fiesta
Skoda Kamiq£26/day
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Skoda Kamiq
MG ZS£27/day
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A/C
MG ZS

Top hire agencies in San Diego

Explore the leading car hire agencies in San Diego known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in San Diego. Reviews were last updated on 18 July 2024.
Book your reservation with one of the top car hire agencies located in San Diego, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Sixt and Budget. Reviews, pricing info, pickup locations, and other important details are available to aid your decision.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.6
Good
339 reviews14 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

7.5

Sixt

6.9
Okay
161 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.9

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

6.6

Budget

6.5
Okay
184 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.5

Value

6.6

Avis

6.4
Okay
303 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.5

Hertz

5.9
Fair
589 reviews12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.5

Overall

5.8

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

6.0

Ace

4.4
Mediocre
156 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

5.1

Comfort

4.9

Overall

4.2

Pick-up/drop-off

4.2

Value

4.6

MEXRENTACAR

3.9
Poor
243 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

4.6

Comfort

4.5

Overall

3.9

Pick-up/drop-off

3.8

Value

4.2

Dollar

2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.7

Best San Diego car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in San Diego. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in San Diego with an average daily rate of £29. Data was last updated on 18 July 2024.
The best offers we've found on car hires in the San Diego area. Be sure to confirm the details of the deal, such as car type, daily rate, and pickup location.
Ford Fiesta£25/day
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A/C
Ford Fiesta
Skoda Kamiq£26/day
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A/C
Skoda Kamiq
Vauxhall Astra£26/day
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A/C
Vauxhall Astra

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in San Diego, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 18 July 2024.
  • 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 £43/day when booking a car hire in San Diego. The absolute best deal a user found was for £28/day from Turo, booked on Jul. 14.

  • What car hire 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: Turo (£25/day), Budget (£26/day), and Fox (£26/day).

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

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Advantage (10.0 rating), Silvercar (10.0 rating) and Alamo (8.8 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in San Diego.

  • What are petrol prices like in San Diego?

    The average price of petrol in San Diego is £0.78/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between £35 and £51 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 £280/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 37% to make it a great deal in San Diego. Try to book at least 7 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 £1,200. 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 £40 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 Economy 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 August, prices are £55 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 Intermediate (Toyota RAV4) based on our Cheapflights data.

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Small car hires in San Diego

Find small car hire deals in San Diego from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in San Diego cost an average of £32 per day. Price data was last updated on 18 July 2024.
Toyota Aygo£25/day
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Toyota Aygo
Ford Ka£26/day
2
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A/C
Ford Ka
Ford Ka£27/day
2
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A/C
Ford Ka

Luxury car hires in San Diego

Find luxury car hire deals in San Diego from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car hires in San Diego cost an average of £42 per day. Price data was last updated on 18 July 2024.
Reserve a luxury car hire in San Diego by selecting one of these great deals available. Before completing your reservation, make sure the deal you've selected matches your car hire needs and budget.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class£31/day
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Mercedes-Benz E-Class£31/day
5
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A/C
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Mercedes-Benz E-Class£31/day
5
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A/C
Mercedes-Benz E-Class

People carrier hires in San Diego

Find people carrier hire deals in San Diego from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. people carrier hires in San Diego cost an average of £42 per day. Price data was last updated on 18 July 2024.
Check out some of the best options we've found on people carrier hires in San Diego. To provide you with as many options as possible, we're constantly adding new deals so check back soon if you're not finding the one right for you.
Ford Galaxy£33/day
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A/C
Ford Galaxy
Vauxhall Zafira Tourer£38/day
5
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A/C
Vauxhall Zafira Tourer
Citroen Berlingo£40/day
5
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A/C
Citroen Berlingo

Car hires by fuel type in San Diego

Browse car hires by fuel type in San Diego. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in San Diego. Deals were last updated on 18 July 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in San Diego. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest (£29+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel