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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

San Diego Cross Border Xpress Car Rental
Economy
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
MEX RENT A CAR
$30.96 / per day
San Diego Cross Border Xpress Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
MEX RENT A CAR
$33.03 / per day
San Diego Cross Border Xpress Car Rental
Intermediate
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
MEX RENT A CAR
$36.14 / per day
San Diego Cross Border Xpress Car Rental
Standard
Hyundai Elantra or similar
Hyundai Elantra
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
MEX RENT A CAR
$38.21 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

San Diego, Downtown Car Rental
Full-size
Kia Optima or similar
Kia Optima
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$39.55 / per day
San Diego, Downtown Car Rental
Standard
Hyundai Elantra or similar
Hyundai Elantra
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$39.55 / per day
San Diego, Downtown Car Rental
Intermediate
VW Jetta or similar
VW Jetta
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$39.55 / per day
San Diego, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$39.55 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Our Customers Reviews

February 18, 2019
One of the cutest cities in America. The beaches, the food, the style, you can’t go wrong.
November 13, 2018
Many places are spread out 15-20 minutes in various locations. A car would certainly be helpful.
June 24, 2018
San Diego was nice and very easy to get around in. The beaches are beautiful, and there is a lot to do - LEGOLAND, USS Midway, and SeaWorld.
June 14, 2018
We had a great vacation in San Diego. Since we are from the Midwest, we spent a considerable amount of our time on the coast. Making our way from Point Loma to La Jolla, to Torrey Pines, to Carlsbad, to Oceanside. 75 and sunny every day. We did devote an entire day to Balboa Park. We checked out the Japanese Friendship Gardens, the Museum of Man, and the San Diego Art Institute. We probably should have set aside more time to explore more. The Nationally-Ranked San Diego Zoo is on the grounds as well. Also, if you're looking for some tasty seafood for a great price - check out MITCH'S SEAFOOD!

Travel information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Country code
+1
Average car rental length
22 days
Economy car rental price
$41.60 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in San Diego?

Car rental prices in San Diego vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in San Diego
$31.85
January
$56.35
February
$41.16
March
$30.25
April
$33.27
May
$35.85
June
$54.35
July
$47.65
August
September
October
November
$26.93
December
The best month to rent a car in San Diego is December (when prices for an Economy class start from $26.93). This is 32% cheaper than the yearly average and 52% cheaper than renting in February (when rental prices start at $56.35 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in San Diego?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in April, travelers rent a car for an average of 8 days, in June, the average rental period is 5 days.
Average Rental Length in San Diego
6
January
6
February
6
March
8
April
6
May
5
June
7
July
6
August
6
September
5
October
5
November
8
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in San Diego?

While travelers visit San Diego year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is July, and the least popular is September.
San Diego Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
97%
January
80%
February
122%
March
104%
April
112%
May
120%
June
124%
July
106%
August
66%
September
83%
October
91%
November
93%
December

Top 14 Cities near San Diego

Los Angeles Car Rentals from $42.17 per day
175.7 km / 109.2 miles away
San Francisco Car Rentals from $43.47 per day
718.9 km / 446.7 miles away
San Jose Car Rentals from $43.47 per day
671.4 km / 417.2 miles away
Santa Ana Car Rentals from $43.47 per day
122.3 km / 76.0 miles away
Burbank Car Rentals from $36.86 per day
195.9 km / 121.7 miles away
Sacramento Car Rentals from $43.47 per day
772.6 km / 480.1 miles away
Oakland Car Rentals from $44.80 per day
718.4 km / 446.4 miles away
Long Beach Car Rentals from $43.47 per day
150.1 km / 93.3 miles away
Ontario Car Rentals from $43.47 per day
151.9 km / 94.4 miles away
Palm Springs Car Rentals from $44.80 per day
137.4 km / 85.4 miles away
Fresno Car Rentals from $44.80 per day
505.3 km / 314.0 miles away
Santa Barbara Car Rentals from $44.80 per day
309.5 km / 192.3 miles away
Santa Rosa Car Rentals from $33.01 per day
818.5 km / 508.6 miles away
Monterey Car Rentals from $44.80 per day
603.8 km / 375.2 miles away

Top 18 Locations near San Diego

122.3 km / 76.0 miles away
137.4 km / 85.4 miles away
150.1 km / 93.3 miles away
Ontario Airport Car Rentals from $43.47 per day
151.9 km / 94.4 miles away
175.7 km / 109.2 miles away
Burbank Airport Car Rentals from $36.86 per day
195.9 km / 121.7 miles away
309.5 km / 192.3 miles away
Fresno Airport Car Rentals from $44.80 per day
505.3 km / 314.0 miles away
603.8 km / 375.2 miles away
San Jose Airport Car Rentals from $43.47 per day
671.4 km / 417.2 miles away
Oakland Airport Car Rentals from $44.80 per day
718.4 km / 446.4 miles away
718.9 km / 446.7 miles away
772.6 km / 480.1 miles away
818.5 km / 508.6 miles away
1103.4 km / 685.6 miles away

Top 7 Best San Diego Suppliers in 2019

GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Excellent 8.8
001 877 247 3362 / 001 877 247 336
3355 Admiral Boland Way, San Diego, CA 92101
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
001 866 434 2226 / 001 619 726 0171
3355 Admiral Boland Way, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Advantage
Advantage
Excellent 8.5
001 800 777 5500
3355 Admiral Boland Way, San Diego
FOX
FOX
Excellent 8.5
001 619 432 0620
3355 Admiral Boland Way, San Diego.
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.4
001 6 193 264 285 / 001 8 007 775 500
3355 Admiral Boland Way, San Diego, CA 92101
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
001 8 772 473 362
San Diego International Airport, Rental Car Center, 3355 Admiral Boland Way
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Acceptable 5.9
001 619 255 9094
1002 West Juniper Street. San Diego, CA 92101, USA

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