Car Rental in San Diego (Downtown)

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Downtown, San Diego, USA - California
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Travel Information

Languages
English, Spanish
Currency
USD
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+1
Average car rental length
4 days
Speed limit within town
40 - 48 km/h or 25 - 30 mph
Speed limit out of town
88 - 104 km/h or 55 - 65 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Average gas price
$1.38 per liter or $5.22 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$1.19 per liter or $4.50 per gallon
Highest gas price
$1.69 per liter or $6.40 per gallon

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest in San Diego (Downtown)?

The cost of renting a car in San Diego (Downtown) varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day in San Diego (Downtown)
$38.93
January
February
March
$29.58
April
May
$36.74
June
July
August
September
October
$36.11
November
$42.38
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in San Diego (Downtown) is April — when rental costs average $29.58 per day. This is 20% cheaper than the yearly average and 30% cheaper than renting a car in December (when prices average $42.38 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles in San Diego (Downtown)?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in April the average rental period is 8 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 3 days.
Average number of rental days in San Diego (Downtown)
3
January
February
March
8
April
May
5
June
July
August
September
October
5
November
5
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car in San Diego (Downtown)?

Based on how many users search for a car in in San Diego (Downtown), travelers are most likely to rent a car in December, while they are least likely to rent in in April.
Monthly searches in San Diego (Downtown) by pick-up date relative to the average
58%
January
February
March
19%
April
May
19%
June
July
August
September
October
115%
November
288%
December

Car rental information

Popular suppliers Ace Rent a car
Popular car categories SUVs, Large cars, Medium cars

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Ace Rent a car Toyota Rav4 4 2 SUVs
Ace Rent a car Toyota Corolla 4 3 Large cars
Ace Rent a car Hyundai Accent 4 1 Medium cars
Ace Rent a car Volkswagen Passat 4 2 Large cars

Top 4 suppliers in San Diego (Downtown) in 2024

Carwiz
Carwiz
Good 7.6
+16193661505
526 Grape Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Working hours
Mon:06:00-20:00
Tue:06:00-20:00
Wed:06:00-20:00
Thu:06:00-20:00
Fri:06:00-20:00
Sat:06:00-20:00
Sun:06:00-20:00
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.6
+16195578499
1120 W Laurel St, San Diego, CA 92101, United States
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:09:00-12:00
MEX RENT A CAR
Satisfactory 6.7 / 6 reviews
+16192559094
1002 West Juniper Street
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-16:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Satisfactory 6.6
+14242950587 / +18665974554
1025 W Laurel St, San Diego, CA 92101
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
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