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Cheap Car Rentals in San Diego from $88

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 22/8 and drop-off date of 22/9. 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 rentals 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 13 June 2024.

Most popular company

THRIFTY

Price of petrol per litre

$1.64

Average price per day

$73

Cheapest price per day

$88

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 13 June 2024.

January

$55

February

$71

March

$85

April

$74

May

$76

June

$84

July

$90

August

$82

September

$71

October

$77

November

$72

December

$72

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 13 June 2024.

There are 61 hire agencies servicing San Diego. These agencies, altogether, have 134 hire locations available. Need an affordable hire? medium car is the cheapest car type to hire in San Diego with prices from $88 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 4 car types you can hire in San Diego:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Standard

Standard

Full-size

Full-size

People mover

People mover

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Luxury

Luxury

Compare available car types for rental 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 13 June 2024.

Small cars

$66 - $133

All Car Types

$77 - $165

To hire a small car in San Diego, the United States, you would pay an average price of $84/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a small car in San Diego, the United States (~$66/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~$133/day). In fact, June 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 20% 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 $96/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in San Diego, the United States (~$50/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~$172/day). In fact, January is about 48% 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 8% 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 $115/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a large car in San Diego, the United States (~$65/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~$226/day). In fact, June is about 44% 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 11% 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 $113/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in San Diego, the United States (~$97/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~$179/day). In fact, October is about 15% 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 is 8% 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 SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Toyota Yaris$89/day
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Toyota Yaris
Toyota Yaris$89/day
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Top rental 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 13 June 2024.
Book your reservation with one of the top rental car agencies located in San Diego, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget and Avis. Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in San Diego, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget and Avis.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.7
Good
336 reviews14 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

7.6

Budget

6.5
Okay
184 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.5

Value

6.6

Avis

6.4
Okay
300 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
587 reviews12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.6

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

6.0

Economy Rent a Car

5.6
Fair
127 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

6.6

Overall

5.5

Pick-up/drop-off

5.3

Value

6.0

Ace

4.4
Mediocre
156 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

5.0

Comfort

4.9

Overall

4.3

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

EZ Van

5 locations

Best San Diego car rental 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 $101. Data was last updated on 13 June 2024.
Check out some of the very best car rental deals we've found in San Diego. Be sure to confirm the details of the deal, such as car type, daily rate, and pickup location.
Hyundai Ioniq$88/day
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Hyundai Ioniq
Suzuki Swift$89/day
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A/C
Suzuki Swift
Toyota Yaris$89/day
4
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A/C
Toyota Yaris

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in San Diego, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 13 June 2024.
  • What is the cheapest hire car found in San Diego?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $73/day when booking a car hire in San Diego. The absolute best deal a user found was for $51/day from Thrifty, booked on Jun. 9.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in San Diego?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in San Diego from the following companies over the past two weeks: Hertz ($88/day), Alamo ($94/day), and Sixt ($110/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 $1.64/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $74 and $106 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

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

    Thrifty is one of the most popular car hire companies in San Diego, offering car hire for around $500 per week on average.

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

    Our data suggests that booking early can save you up to 39% on a hire car in San Diego. Take advantage of below-average prices by booking at least 7 days prior to your desired date.

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

    Yes, you can rent a car for a month in San Diego check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.

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

    Generally, a month-long car rental in San Diego can be found for about $2,143, with the average price for a rental being around $71 a day. Book with Thrifty, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 41% less compared to the average price of car rentals in San Diego.

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

    For a weekend car hire in San Diego, you can expect the average price to be around $0. Usually a Intermediate hire in San Diego is your cheapest weekend car hire option, though you should always check Cheapflights to see if there are other deals on alternative car hire types. If you do opt for hiring a Intermediate for July, it will cost approximately $78 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in San Diego?

    The most popular car to hire while in San Diego is the Tesla Model 3, which is a Luxury vehicle.

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