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Frequently asked questions

How much is a rental car per day in San Diego?
Within the past seven days, the lowest daily price found for a cheap car rental in San Diego was $12.
Can I rent a car from San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN)?
San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) has plenty of choice within a quick commute. Take your pick of vehicles from Economy, Enterprise, Ace, EZ Rent-A-Car or Advantage Rent-A-Car.
What happens if I need to cancel my San Diego car reservation?
Canceling a prepaid reservation six hours before the scheduled pickup time should allow for a complete refund. But this is not always the case. It’s worth checking your booking details and cancellation policy. Still stuck for answers? Click through to our Customer Service Portal.
What types of cars can I rent in San Diego?
The majority of visitors choose economy vehicles in San Diego. Motorists love them because they’re good on gas and affordable. Plus, their small size makes them perfect for getting around cities, where streets are crowded and parking can be tough. But economy isn’t your only option. SUVs, full-size cars and compacts are also among our rental range. Whether you’re hanging around San Diego or headed beyond, we’ll have a set of wheels that suits your style.
Where can I go on a road trip from San Diego?
San Diego is full of surprises, but don’t limit yourself to only one place. Rent some wheels and head off to see what else awaits in the wider area. These are some great options:

  • You’ll discover Disneyland® and many more amazing attractions in Anaheim. From San Diego, it’s 90 mi away.
  • Roughly 110 mi away, Los Angeles is also a hit with wanderers. Make sure you check out Universal Studios Hollywood while you’re here. It’s one of the reasons people love staying a while in this vibrant city.
  • Visit Lotusland for a day out in nature. Take a picnic to enjoy or just relax and unwind. From San Diego, it’s roughly 190 mi away.

Why should I rent a San Diego car with Expedia?
From member exclusive discounts to our handy vacation packages, there are loads of reasons to rent your next car with Expedia. Road tripping around San Diego? There are 25 suppliers to select from, with loads of vehicles to suit every budget and style. If you’re eager to save more, combine your rental car with your flights and hotel. Ready to get behind the wheel? We’re ready to help get you on your way.
How do I find the best car rental deals in San Diego with Expedia?
Check customer reviews and ratings, choose your preferred car type and compare prices from leading suppliers. Expedia makes it a cinch to pick up the best deal on your rental wheels. Combine your San Diego car rental with hotel or flight bookings and start your road trip with even more in your wallet.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in San Diego?
Drivers need to be at least 21. But there are several age-related requirements you should bear in mind before you reserve your San Diego wheels. If you’re a younger motorist, most rental providers will charge an additional daily fee and limit the sorts of cars you can rent. This size of the surcharge, and which ages it applies to, differs between companies. It’s a good idea to compare the rules.
What do you need to rent a car in San Diego?
While terms and conditions may differ between rental car outlets, the two main things you’ll need are your driver’s license and a credit card. You don’t need to take out insurance with your rental company. However, proof of alternative coverage may be required.
What is the cheapest car rental in San Diego?
San Diego has had some very happy car rental customers lately. Daily prices within the past seven days dropped as low as $12 and $13. These rates were available on Expedia, with a rental starting date within the next year. Prices and availability are subject to change and additional terms apply.
Can I rent a car for a month or longer in San Diego?
Whether you plan to stay in San Diego or journey beyond, it’s easy to reserve a long-term rental with Expedia. Enter your trip information and pick-up/drop-off locations and we’ll help you find affordable long-term car rental deals.
Where can I find a San Diego car rental if I am younger than 25?
If you’re a younger driver looking for a car rental in San Diego, it’d be wise to check the policies of the various car rental companies you’re interested in. Some may rent to drivers under 25, some may not. There may be surcharges if you’re between 21 and 24 years of age. To escape any surprises on pickup, make sure you know what to expect.
What insurance should I choose for my car rental in San Diego?
Purchase collision damage protection while reserving your San Diego rental car with Expedia. This covers your vehicle against collision damage, theft and vandalism throughout your road trip. Offering up to $35,000 in primary coverage and round-the-clock emergency help, you can rest easy knowing you’re covered for most mishaps. It’s easy to opt in to this insurance while booking your rental car.

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Finding the cheapest car rentals in San Diego

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If the deals that are available on our page do not suit your needs, then enter San Diego into the search wizard at the top of the page. We will compare all the best deals available for your car rental in San Diego and provide you with a list of the cheapest options, with no added fees.

Renting a car in San Diego

Pay at pickup is available, so you don’t have to worry about spending your money until you arrive at your vehicle in San Diego. We partner with 25 reliable partners that guarantee an enjoyable experience for solo travelers, couples, and families. Package your car with a flight or hotel to unlock even more savings from Expedia.

Expected prices in San Diego

Prices are subject to seasonal change depending on when you decide to arrange your car rental but right now you can book from $12.

Flexibility & Cancellation

Most car suppliers offer penalty-free cancellations, so you don’t have to worry about losing money if your plans change. To cancel your booking log into your account through the Trips portal. Click manage booking and cancel this car. If you needed to alter your booking, then you can create a new one once you have canceled.

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