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Cheap Car Hire in San Jose from $83

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 Jose with a pick-up date of 28/6 and drop-off date of 30/6. 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.
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San Jose car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in San Jose. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 29 May 2024.

Most popular company

THRIFTY

Price of petrol per litre

$1.56

Average price per day

$49

Cheapest price per day

$83

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in San Jose?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in San Jose 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 May 2024.

January

$60

February

$73

March

$79

April

$79

May

$82

June

$90

July

$88

August

$90

September

$81

October

$84

November

$73

December

$73

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in San Jose is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is June. 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 Jose

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in San Jose and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 29 May 2024.

At $83/day, medium car is the cheapest car type available for hire in San Jose in the past week. Out of 24 car hire agencies operating in San Jose, there are, in total, 55 hire locations. View below for 5 offered car types:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Standard

Standard

Full-size

Full-size

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Premium

Premium

Luxury

Luxury

Compare available car types for hire in San Jose

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in San Jose 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 May 2024.

Small cars

$47 - $139

All Car Types

$56 - $203

To hire a small car in San Jose, the United States, you would pay an average price of $89/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a small car in San Jose, the United States (~$47/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~$139/day). In fact, May is about 48% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for San Jose. When comparing with other car types available for hire in San Jose, hiring a small car saves you 17% 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 Jose small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in San Jose, the United States, you would pay an average price of $93/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in San Jose, the United States (~$65/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is June (~$132/day). In fact, November is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for San Jose. When comparing with other car types available for hire in San Jose, hiring a medium car saves you 13% 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 Jose medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in San Jose, the United States, you would pay an average price of $116/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a large car in San Jose, the United States (~$73/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is October (~$219/day). In fact, September is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for San Jose. When comparing with other car types available for hire in San Jose, hiring a large car is 10% 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 Jose large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in San Jose, the United States, you would pay an average price of $119/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in San Jose, the United States (~$63/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~$329/day). In fact, January is about 48% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for San Jose. When comparing with other car types available for hire in San Jose, hiring a SUV is 12% 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 Jose SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a luxury car in San Jose, the United States, you would pay an average price of $128/day. December is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in San Jose, the United States (~$94/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~$905/day). In fact, December is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for San Jose. When comparing with other car types available for hire in San Jose, hiring a luxury car is 18% 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 Jose luxury car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Hyundai Accent Hatch$122/day
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Hyundai Accent$161/day
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Top hire agencies in San Jose

Explore the leading car hire agencies in San Jose known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in San Jose. Reviews were last updated on 29 May 2024.
Hire a car with one of the top providers serving the San Jose area such as Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Dollar. Read through reviews, double check the pickup location, and other important information before making your selection.

Alamo

8.5
Very Good
168 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

8.1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.9
Good
122 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.2

Overall

7.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.7

Dollar

7.5
Good
116 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.4

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.6

Hertz

6.3
Okay
185 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.2

Pick-up/drop-off

6.2

Value

6.3

Avis

6.9
Okay
39 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.6

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

7.2

Budget

6.4
Okay
96 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.2

Europcar

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

6.9

Overall

5.8

Pick-up/drop-off

5.5

Value

6.1

Airport Van

5.6
Fair
18 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.0

Overall

5.3

Pick-up/drop-off

4.6

Value

5.3

Best San Jose car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in San Jose. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in San Jose with an average daily rate of $152. Data was last updated on 29 May 2024.
The best offers we've found on car hires in the San Jose area. Make sure to check back soon if you're not finding what you're looking for, as deals are updated frequently.
Toyota Corolla$83/day
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Toyota Corolla
Mercedes-Benz C-Class$97/day
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Toyota Corolla$109/day
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Toyota Corolla

Car hire FAQs

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

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $49/day when booking a car hire in San Jose. The absolute best deal a user found was for $47/day from Turo, booked on May 26.

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

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in San Jose from the following companies over the past two weeks: Dollar ($83/day), Thrifty ($120/day), and Budget ($122/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in San Jose?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, National (10.0 rating), Alamo (8.5 rating) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.1 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in San Jose.

  • What are petrol prices like in San Jose?

    The average price of petrol in San Jose 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 Jose for a week from Thrifty?

    Thrifty offers hire cars in San Jose for about $344 per week on average.

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

    Booking in advance not only ensures a better chance of getting your vehicle of choice, it can save you up to 39% on your car hire. For a below average price in San Jose, Cheapflights recommends booking your car hire at least 7 days in advance.

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

    Typically, how long you can hire a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For San Jose however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.

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

    Typically, a monthly car hire in San Jose can be found for $1,473. You can find car hire deals to be on average $49 a day.

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

    $0 is, on average, how much a car hire costs for the weekend in San Jose. To save money, consider booking a Standard car hire, which is the cheapest car during the weekend. If you are looking for a car hire in June, we’ve seen prices on Cheapflights for as low as $53 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in San Jose?

    The most popular car chosen by those travelling to San Jose is Compact (Nissan Leaf) based on our Cheapflights data.

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Van hires in San Jose

Find van hire deals in San Jose from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van hires in San Jose cost an average of $123 per day. Price data was last updated on 29 May 2024.
In terms of van hires in San Jose, these are some of the best options we've found at this time. Be sure to check back often to find alternative deals on van hires.
Toyota HiAce$83/day
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Toyota HiAce
Toyota HiAce$83/day
5
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A/C
Toyota HiAce
Toyota HiAce$160/day
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A/C
Toyota HiAce

Car hires by fuel type in San Jose

Browse car hires by fuel type in San Jose. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in San Jose. Deals were last updated on 29 May 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in San Jose. There are currently 2 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest ($42+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

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