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Cheap Car Hire in San Diego from $42

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 5/6 and drop-off date of 26/6. 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.
Driver's age: 26-65
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San Diego car hires 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 29 5月 2024.

Most popular company

DOLLAR

Price of petrol per litre

$1.56

Average price per day

$75

Cheapest price per day

$42

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 29 5月 2024.

January

$51

February

$66

March

$79

April

$69

May

$70

June

$76

July

$84

August

$76

September

$66

October

$72

November

$67

December

$67

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 29 5月 2024.

In San Diego, there are 133 active hire locations from 61 car hire companies. medium car is the cheapest car type to hire in San Diego in the past week - currently priced from $42/day. View deals for 5 car types available to hire in this destination:

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 hire 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 29 5月 2024.

Small cars

$68 - $106

All Car Types

$79 - $129

To hire a small car in San Diego, the United States, you would pay an average price of $84/day. December is the cheapest month to hire a small car in San Diego, the United States (~$68/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$106/day). In fact, December is about 20% 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 15% 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 $89/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in San Diego, the United States (~$73/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is October (~$110/day). In fact, September is about 19% 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 9% 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 $113/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a large car in San Diego, the United States (~$67/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is November (~$158/day). In fact, October is about 41% 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 14% 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 $102/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in San Diego, the United States (~$78/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$139/day). In fact, February is about 25% 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 5% 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:

To hire a van in San Diego, the United States, you would pay an average price of $121/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a van in San Diego, the United States (~$89/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is June (~$278/day). In fact, January is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for San Diego. When comparing with other car types available for hire in San Diego, hiring a van is 20% 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.

To hire a luxury car in San Diego, the United States, you would pay an average price of $78/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in San Diego, the United States (~$61/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$252/day). In fact, January is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for San Diego. When comparing with other car types available for hire in San Diego, hiring a luxury 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.

To hire a convertible in San Diego, the United States, you would pay an average price of $130/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a convertible in San Diego, the United States (~$102/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$258/day). In fact, November is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible hire for San Diego. When comparing with other car types available for hire in San Diego, hiring a convertible is 26% 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.

Hyundai Accent Hatch$44/day
2
M
A/C
Hyundai Accent Hatch
Hyundai i20$56/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai i20
Toyota Auris$91/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Auris

Top hire 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 29 5月 2024.
Have a look at the top car hire agencies available in San Diego, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget and Avis. Browse through some of the top car hire agencies in San Diego, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget and Avis.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.7
Good
336 reviews14 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

7.6

Budget

6.6
Okay
183 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

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
585 reviews11 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
125 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

5.1

Comfort

5.0

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 hire 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 $68. Data was last updated on 29 5月 2024.
Some of the most attractive options when it comes to hiring a car in San Diego. Deals are updated frequently so be sure to check back soon for more options.
Hyundai Avante$42/day
5
M
A/C
Hyundai Avante
Kia Picanto$44/day
2
M
A/C
Kia Picanto
Toyota Yaris$56/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in San Diego, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 29 5月 2024.
  • What is the cheapest hire car found in San Diego?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $75/day when booking a car hire in San Diego. The absolute best deal a user found was for $55/day from NU Car, booked on May 26.

  • 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 $1.56/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $70 and $101 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

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

    Dollar is one of the top picks in San Diego. They can have you in a hire car for about $502 per week on average.

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

    Booking early almost always ensures you have more options of car models to choose from, as well as prices reduced by up to 39% to make it a great deal in San Diego. Try to book at least 7 days prior to when you need the car hire to close on a rate below the average.

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

    Yes, hiring a vehicle in San Diego for a month is certainly possible.

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

    The monthly cost of a car hire in San Diego is $2,152 ($72/day) on average.

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

    The average price for a weekend car hire in San Diego is $131. Hiring a Intermediate is your cheapest option if you’re looking to save money on your weekend car hire in San Diego. For the month of June, Cheapflights users have found hire cars in San Diego for as low as $33/day.

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Van hires in San Diego

Find van hire deals in San Diego from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van hires in San Diego cost an average of $99 per day. Price data was last updated on 29 5月 2024.
Have a look at some of the best options for hiring a car in San Diego we've found at this time. If you're not finding the right deal for your van hire, check back soon as deals are constantly being refreshed.
Toyota HiAce$63/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota HiAce
Toyota HiAce$89/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota HiAce
Toyota HiAce$97/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota HiAce

Car hires by fuel type in San Diego

Browse car hires by fuel type in San Diego. Currently, Hybrid cars are the cheapest to rent in San Diego. Deals were last updated on 29 5月 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in San Diego. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Hybrid being the cheapest ($29+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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