Experience the Magic of San Diego: Where Culture Meets Coastline

San Diego is a gem located in Southern California, known for its perfect weather and laid-back atmosphere.

It is a city that is truly special. With its idyllic weather, breathtaking beaches, and thriving culture, it is no wonder why so many people are drawn to this vibrant coastal city.

The city boasts over 70 miles (ca. 113 km) of coastline, including world-famous beaches like La Jolla Cove, Coronado Beach, and Pacific Beach.

The warm climate makes it possible to enjoy the beaches year-round, and there are plenty of activities to keep visitors and locals entertained, such as surfing, paddleboarding, and beach volleyball.

San Diego is easy to get to, with several options for transportation.

The San Diego International Airport is conveniently located just a few miles from downtown and offers flights to many major cities.

Visitors can also drive to San Diego via many major highways, including the I-5 and I-15. 

That's why Rentacaramerica is all about helping dreams come true. If you want to drive to San Diego, we will make it happen. Book now and let us show you how!

Book now your next car rental in San Diego, California

Southern California is not only known for its climate, its excellent cuisine and the quality of life enjoyed by the locals. It has so much more to offer.

It is also a highly demanded tourist destination where you can enjoy a pleasant, fun and different stay.

The cultural mix that has occurred in San Diego and throughout the region is to blame for the fact that here you can find the best Mexican, American, Asian, and Italian food.

And there's even more! Do you enjoy the sea? With more than 100 kilometers of coastline and beaches, here you will feel like you are in paradise.

You can surf or simply relax in one of the most famous coves in all of America.

La Jolla, Pacific Beach or Mission Beach may be the most famous, but if you are adventurous, thanks to your car rental in San Diego you can discover other less crowded places and make your trip an unforgettable experience.

Car Rental at the CBX - Cross Border Express USA side

By entering “CBX” in our search engine, you will be able to see vehicle availability and reserve your car rental at Cross Border Xpress San Diego.

An exclusive service for our clients who cross the border through this road and want a car to move around the United States.

Availability is limited here, since not all of our car rentals have offices in this location, so early booking is highly recommended.

Most of the cars rented at the CBX cannot cross into Mexico or transit in the neighboring country and are only for use in North American territory.

Renting a car in the Cross Border Xpress is a great way to explore the many sights and attractions of Southern California.

This convenient airport terminal connects travelers directly from the Tijuana International Airport to San Diego, making it easy for visitors to rent a car and explore all that the area has to offer.

With a rental car, visitors can easily visit popular destinations like the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, and the USS Midway Museum, as well as take a scenic drive down the coast to visit beach towns like La Jolla and Del Mar.

With Rentacaramerica you will never lose the route

We offer our clients the best 24-hour roadside assistance, both from our rent a car and from our team of experts.

So that you never lose your way and so that you can enjoy your trip on the road at all times, we give you the possibility of adding a GPS to your rental right after you have chosen your vehicle.

Also, if you have an active data plan on your cell phone, it doesn't hurt to download applications like Google Maps or Waze.

To better organize your trips, we also recommend the website of Sigalert, where you can see the traffic status in real time and thus avoid very crowded roads.

Freeways in San Diego are not usually very busy, so on very rare occasions you will experience delays along the way.

Recommendations for choosing the vehicle

Recommending a specific model is sometimes difficult because each trip is different.

But we are sure that renting an SUV in San Diego will be the best way to enjoy a comfortable and safe trip.

Models such as the Chevrolet Tahoe, the Jeep Grand Cherokee or the Nissan Patrol will be in charge of accompanying you on this trip through southern California.

Thinking of renting a Van in San Diego? We have more than 15 different models, from 6 to 15 seats.

Group travel is not a problem at Rentacaramerica, where you can book from a Toyota Sienna to a Dodge Grand Caravan or a Ford E-Transit with unlimited availability and immediate confirmation.

Lovers of savings can also choose from a wide range of cheap cars.

We have more than 35 models where you will surely find the one that best suits your pockets.

We work with the best rent a car companies in San Diego

Surely you have wondered why it is more convenient to book your car rental in San Diego with Rentacaramerica. The answer is easy to understand.

We have prepared a search engine where you will find the rates of all the car rentals in San Diego, so it will be much easier to compare their rates and reserve the cheapest rental.

Compare the rates of the most important companies in the market such as Avis, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thrifty or Sixt.

It will be the best way to have an instant overview of availability and prices.

Learn a little more about our allies. Below we present those in charge of offering you new cars, 24-hour assistance and the best customer service.

Where to stay in San Diego, California

Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, choosing the right neighborhood to stay in can greatly enhance your experience of this beautiful coastal city.

Let's explore some of the best neighborhoods in San Diego and recommend some great places to stay in each one.

  1. Gaslamp Quarter

This is the San Diego's historic district, filled with Victorian-era buildings that have been converted into trendy bars, restaurants, and boutique hotels.

It's a great place to stay if you're looking for nightlife and entertainment, as the neighborhood is home to some of the city's best bars and nightclubs.

The Andaz San Diego is a popular choice for visitors to the Gaslamp Quarter, with its chic décor and central location.

  1. Little Italy

Little Italy is a charming neighborhood located just north of downtown San Diego.

It's known for its vibrant food scene, with some of the best Italian restaurants in the city, as well as its weekly farmers' market.

The neighborhood has a European feel, with narrow streets and quaint buildings. The Porto Vista Hotel is a great place to stay in this locality, with its rooftop bar and views of the San Diego Bay.

  1. La Jolla

It is a picturesque coastal neighborhood located about 20 minutes north of downtown San Diego.

It's known for its stunning beaches and upscale shopping and dining options.

The La Valencia Hotel is a historic landmark in La Jolla, with its pink façade and ocean views. It's a great place to stay if you're looking for luxury and relaxation.

  1. North Park

North Park is a hip and trendy neighborhood located just east of Balboa Park.

It's known for its craft breweries, vintage shops, and diverse dining options.

The Lafayette Hotel is a historic landmark in North Park, with its retro décor and Olympic-sized swimming pool.

  1. Coronado

Coronado is a resort town located on a peninsula just across the San Diego Bay.

It's known for its beautiful beaches and historic Hotel Del Coronado, which has been a popular vacation spot for presidents and celebrities for over a century.

The Hotel Del Coronado is a great place to stay if you're looking for luxury and beachfront views.

At the end of this tour of San Diego you can head north on the coast highway until you reach Long Beach, Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Frequently Asked Questions – Rental Cars in San Diego

How much does it cost to rent a car in San Diego?
  • Cheap car rentals start from US$14 a day.
  • Mid-size car rentals start from US$18 a day.
  • SUV rental start from US$24 a day.
  • Mustang rental starting at US$29 a day.
What is the cheapest car rental in San Diego?

Rentacaramerica.com - Car Rental in San Diego has prices from US$14 a day.

How to rent a car in San Diego?

Visit Rentacaramerica.com. Compare the rates of all San Diego car rentals and save up to 70%.

What are the mandatory insurances for a rent a car in San Diego?

The obligatory insurances are those against theft, damages and against third parties, which are generally included in our rates.

What do I need to rent a car in San Diego?

To rent a car in San Diego you will need the following:

  • Minimum age of 25.
  • Have a valid driver's license for at least one year.
  • Have a credit card (third party cards will not be accepted).
  • Have a confirmed reservation and its printed voucher.

Drivers between the ages of 20 and 24 can still book a car. By entering the age at the time of the search you will be able to see the rates with the young driver rate included.

Where are cars picked up and returned to in San Diego Airport?

After retrieving your luggage, board the free shuttle bus to the car rental facility, located at 3355 Admiral Boland Way, San Diego.

Can I book a rental car in San Diego and return it somewhere else?

Yes, our rates include the free one way rate. Insert the final destination of the rental when booking to see availability.

Can I pay a rental car in cash?

No, the only accepted form of payment is debit or credit card. All San Diego car rentals require a card from the person responsible for the rental agreement.

What accessories can I book with the car?

You can add all kinds of baby seats, GPS and so much more.

What is the fuel policy?

Our fuel policies are the most flexible on the market. You can pick up the car with a full tank and return the same way. Or you can purchase a full tank at the beginning of your rental to return it empty (helps not worry about refueling before your departure).

Car rental agencies in San Diego

The Rental Car Center at San Diego International Airport is conveniently located just a few minutes away from the main terminal.

To get there, passengers can follow the signs for Ground Transportation and take the complimentary shuttle buses that run every few minutes between the airport and the Rental Car Center. More information.

Alamo San Diego AeropuertoAlamo San Diego Airport
3355 Admiral Boland Way
San Diego, United States 92101

+1 833-763-1741
Prices: US$21 - US$212
Mondays-Sundays 04:30 – 24:00
Avis San Diego AeropuertoAvis San Diego Airport
3355 Admiral Boland Way Suite R175
San Diego, United States 92101

+1 619-688-5000
Prices: US$16 - US$254
Mondays-Sundays 05:00 – 22:00
Budget San Diego AeropuertoBudget San Diego Airport
3355 Admiral Boland Way Suite R176
San Diego, United States 92101

+1 619-688-5000
Prices: US$21 - US$259
Mondays-Sundays 05:00 – 24:00
Dollar San Diego AeropuertoDollar San Diego Airport
3355 Admiral Boland Way
San Diego, United States 92101

+1 866-434-2226
Prices: US$18 - US$223
Mondays-Sundays 07:00 – 24:00
Enterprise San Diego AeropuertoEnterprise San Diego Airport
3355 Admiral Boland Way
San Diego, United States 92101

+1 833-763-1741
Prices: US$22 - US$278
Mondays-Sundays 05:00 – 24:00
Hertz San Diego AeropuertoHertz San Diego Airport
3355 Admiral Boland Way
San Diego, United States 92101

+1 619-767-5700
Prices: US$24 - US$217
Mondays-Sundays 07:00 – 24:00
National San Diego AeropuertoNational San Diego Airport
3355 Admiral Boland Way
San Diego, United States 92101

+1 833-763-1740
Prices: US$26 - US$278
Mondays-Sundays 00:00 – 24:00
Payless Rent a Car San DiegoPayless Rent a Car San Diego Airport
3355 Admiral Boland Way
San Diego, United States 92101

+1 619-296-4966
Prices: US$18 - US$191
Mondays-Sundays 06:00 – 23:00
Sixt San Diego AeropuertoSixt San Diego Airport
3355 Admiral Boland Way
San Diego, United States 92101

+1 888-749-8227
Prices: US$21 - US$299
Mondays-Sundays 09:00 – 22:00
Thrifty San Diego AeropuertoThrifty San Diego Airport
3355 Admiral Boland Way
San Diego, United States 92101

+1 877-283-0898
Prices: US$15 - US$276
Mondays-Sundays 07:00 – 24:00