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Car Hire in San Jose

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Economy
Chevrolet Beat or comparable
Chevrolet Beat
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
AmiGO Rent a Car
£ 10.87 per day
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Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Economy
Toyota Yaris or comparable
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
AmiGO Rent a Car
£ 11.38 per day
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Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Compact
Hyundai Accent or comparable
Hyundai Accent
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
MEX RENT A CAR
£ 12.94 per day
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Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla Sedan or comparable
Toyota Corolla Sedan
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
AmiGO Rent a Car
£ 13.95 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Compact
Hyundai Accent or comparable
Hyundai Accent
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
MEX RENT A CAR
£ 14.14 / per day
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Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Compact
Toyota Yaris Sedan or comparable
Toyota Yaris Sedan
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
£ 14.93 / per day
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Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Economy
Toyota Yaris or comparable
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 15.21 / per day
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Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Economy
Toyota Yaris or comparable
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
£ 15.21 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 11:57 on 2021-06-13.

Travel Information

Language
Spanish,
English
Currency
CRC
Dialing code
506
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
40 - 60 km/h
25 - 37 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
40 km/h
25 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.02%

One-way Car Hire in San Jose

The most popular one-way car hire options for pick up in San Jose and drop off in another city include:

  • From San Jose to Liberia - 294 offers from £ 39.18 per day
  • From San Jose to Puerto Viejo - 41 offers from £ 68.29 per day
  • From San Jose to Limon - 88 offers from £ 49.80 per day
  • From San Jose to Jaco - 68 offers from £ 49.80 per day
  • From San Jose to Uvita - 41 offers from £ 68.29 per day

Top 6 Cities near San Jose

  1. Liberia starting at £ 10.87 per day
    165.0 km / 102.6 miles away
  2. Alajuela starting at £ 32.46 per day
    6.0 km / 3.7 miles away
  3. Guapiles starting at £ 10.87 per day
    48.4 km / 30.1 miles away
  4. Tamarindo starting at £ 31.75 per day
    183.9 km / 114.3 miles away
  5. Quepos starting at £ 34.80 per day
    61.2 km / 38.0 miles away
  6. 5.5 km / 3.4 miles away

Top 7 Destinations around San Jose

  1. San Jose Belen starting at £ 17.28 per day
  2. San Jose-Hotel Ramada Herradura starting at £ 17.28 per day
    1.3 km / 0.8 miles away
  3. 4.6 km / 2.8 miles away
  4. San Jose La Uruca starting at £ 27.02 per day
    7.5 km / 4.6 miles away
  5. Quepos La Managua Airport starting at £ 34.80 per day
    61.2 km / 38.0 miles away
  6. Liberia Airport starting at £ 10.87 per day
    165.0 km / 102.6 miles away
  7. Tamarindo Airport starting at £ 31.75 per day
    183.9 km / 114.3 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in San Jose?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in San Josefluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in San Jose
£ 40.82
January
£ 33.92
February
£ 29.42
March
£ 35.26
April
£ 19.73
May
£ 26.96
June
£ 45.56
July
£ 28.79
August
£ 19.81
September
£ 26.69
October
£ 27.00
November
£ 33.29
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in San Jose is May with prices starting at £ 19.73 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is July with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 45.56. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 31. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

What is the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in San Jose?

Hirers picking up a car in San Jose keep them for an average of 12 days during in November, while those picking up their cars in February keep them for an average of 8.
Average Hire Length in San Jose
11
January
8
February
8
March
10
April
11
May
8
June
8
July
8
August
11
September
8
October
12
November
10
December

What month is the most favoured for hiring a car in San Jose?

While travellers visit San Jose year-round, the most popular month for hiring a car is November, and the least popular is June.
Popularity of Car Hire in San Jose by Monthly Searches
30%
January
115%
February
95%
March
8%
April
9%
May
7%
June
8%
July
8%
August
109%
September
145%
October
342%
November
323%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Avis Nissan Kicks 4 3 SUVs
Avis Nissan X-Trail 4 2 SUVs
Avis Nissan Qashqai 5 2 SUVs
Economy rent a car Toyota RAV4 4 3 SUVs
MEX RENT A CAR Suzuki Jimny 3 1 SUVs
GreenMotion Daihatsu Bego 5 2 SUVs
Economy rent a car Nissan X-Trail 4x4 4 3 SUVs
GreenMotion Daihatsu Bego 5 2 SUVs
Economy rent a car Hyundai Tucson 4 2 SUVs
Economy rent a car Toyota RAV4 4 4 SUVs

Top 15 Hire Companies in San Jose in 2021

GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Remarkable 9.4
+50621053400 / +50621053461
Paseo Colón, 30th Street, -
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
National
National
Remarkable 9.2
22427878
La Asunción De Belen, Calle Don Chico
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.8
22427733
Heredia Province, Belén, Costa Rica
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.8
22427800
LA ASUNCION DE BELEN, CALLE DON CHICO
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.7
+50640007498
Calle 43, 50m sur del Bar Rio
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.6
+50625199308
HOTELS DELIVERY AND COLLECTION
Working hours
Mon:09:00-15:59
Tue:09:00-15:59
Wed:09:00-15:59
Thu:09:00-15:59
Fri:09:00-15:59
Sat:09:00-15:59
Sun:09:00-15:59
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.6
+50622571158
DELIVERY AND COLLECTION SERVICEONLY
Working hours
Mon:09:00-15:59
Tue:09:00-15:59
Wed:09:00-15:59
Thu:09:00-15:59
Fri:09:00-15:59
Sat:09:00-15:59
Sun:09:00-15:59
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Outstanding 8.5
+50622992000
Av. de Las Americas, Talomex Sociedad Anónima. San Jose
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-20:00
Sun:07:00-20:00
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
50624362015
Paseo Colon Corner Of 30Th Street
Working hours
Mon:07:00-17:30
Tue:07:00-17:30
Wed:07:00-17:30
Thu:07:00-17:30
Fri:07:00-17:30
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-16:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
+50622932222
Juan Santamaria Intl Apo Alajuela Centro
Working hours
Mon:05:00-22:30
Tue:05:00-22:30
Wed:05:00-22:30
Thu:05:00-22:30
Fri:05:00-22:30
Sat:05:00-22:30
Sun:05:00-22:30
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.5
22427733
San Jose Intl Airport
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:45
Tue:05:00-23:45
Wed:05:00-23:45
Thu:05:00-23:45
Fri:05:00-23:45
Sat:11:45-23:45
Sun:05:00-12:00
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Great 7.6
225520
PASEO COLON CON 26-28 CALLE 28
RightCars
RightCars
Great 7.3
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Great 7.3
+150621053460 / +150622227875
Paseo Colon Between Street 30 and 32, San José
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Great 7
+50624300629
500 mts East from Casino Fiesta, Rio Segundo
Working hours
Mon:06:30-20:00
Tue:06:30-20:00
Wed:06:30-20:00
Thu:06:30-20:00
Fri:06:30-20:00
Sat:06:30-20:00
Sun:06:30-20:00
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