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Frequently asked questions

Can I book now and pay later for my car rental in San Diego?
Whether you find it tricky to pay upfront or you just prefer more flexibility, our Book Now Pay Later option has you covered. When you lock in your vehicle with Expedia, you won’t have to pay until it’s time to pick up your wheels. Some cheaper car rental deals in San Diego may need to be paid at the time of booking, but you’ll see your options during the reservation process. Go for a full-size SUV with room for the kids or dash around in a value-for-money compact car. Whatever you’re looking for, Expedia will help you find it.
What happens if I need to cancel my San Diego car reservation?
No need to worry. You should receive a total refund if you notify us more than six hours before picking up the car. Your confirmation contains information about this, as does our Customer Service Portal. Not all bookings will receive a refund though, so you may want to read through the policy.
What types of cars can I rent in San Diego?
Powerful SUVs, nifty minis, luxury rides … Pick up the keys to just about any kind of vehicle you like! Economy is the most sought-after rental car category in San Diego. Small, with superb fuel-efficiency and a snap to park, these wheels make navigating busy city streets a joy. The best thing? Your budget will love them. That means you’ll have more cash to spend on other things, like discovering as much of this exciting destination as possible.
Where can I go on a road trip from San Diego?
There’s so much to do in San Diego, but venture farther afield and you’ll find even more magic. Pick up a set of wheels and you can explore the surrounding area at your own speed. Add these awesome places to your travel plan:

  • Make your way to Anaheim for an excellent sightseeing experience. Around 90 mi (140 km) from San Diego, it has numerous inspiring sights like Disneyland®.
  • Why not enjoy everything on offer in Los Angeles too? Popular sights in this vibrant city include Universal Studios Hollywood. Los Angeles is approximately 110 mi (180 km) from San Diego.
  • Santa Barbara Botanical Garden is located 190 mi (310 km) from San Diego and is one of the region’s most scenic nature spots. Stretch your legs and enjoy the fresh air.

Why should I rent a San Diego car with Expedia?
With loads of experience finding the lowest prices for travelers around the world, Expedia is a great place to rent your vehicle. We’ve got 25 suppliers in San Diego to select from, offering everything from compact rides to roomy, full-size rides. Why not bundle your car with your flights and hotel and save even more? From our vacation packages to our member prices and exclusive offers, Expedia will get you behind the wheel for less.
How do I find the best car rental deals in San Diego with Expedia?
Getting the best deal on your San Diego rental car is easy with Expedia. Choose your preferred ride, add in a few more details and compare the offers from big-name brands. Why not add hotels and flights to your booking? You’ll score terrific discounts when you combine your bookings into a package.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in San Diego?
You need to be 21 and over to slide behind the wheel of a rental vehicle in San Diego. Keep in mind that young drivers may only be able to rent from a few car categories, such as compact, economy and medium size. Higher age limits generally apply for specialty and luxury vehicles. Additionally, many companies will charge a fee for young renters. Read through the rules before hitting the book button and factor any surcharge into your vacation budget.
What do you need to rent a car in San Diego?
Any rental company you choose will need these two things — a valid driver’s license and a credit card in your name. If you decide to opt out of the supplier’s insurance plan, proof of other coverage will also likely be needed. Read through your policy so you know what to bring with you to the rental counter.
What is the cheapest car rental in San Diego?
San Diego has had some very happy car rental customers lately. The cheapest daily rates recorded within the past seven days were $18 and $23. 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 have plans to stick around San Diego or explore 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 cheap long-term car rental deals.
Where can I find a San Diego car rental if I am younger than 25?
Some San Diego providers will rent to drivers under 25 years of age, and others won’t. Policies differ from supplier to supplier, so be prepared to do some research. Also, find out if there are any additional costs. Some places will apply a surcharge to young drivers between 21 and 24. Make sure you read through the terms and conditions so you know what to expect.

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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 $18.

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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Car classes available from Expedia in 2022

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