Car Rental San Diego Airport (SAN)
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Get your rental car at San Diego Airport! Then head to the city to explore neighborhoods like Hillcrest, Balboa Park, and hilly seaside La Jolla. And drive to the Mission Valley—this is where the Spanish established their first settlement in California.
In Ocean Beach, enjoy excellent food and music and the laidback atmosphere. It’s the place for water sports too—scuba diving, surfing, kayaking. And make sure you drive to the San Diego Zoo where animals are free to roam large areas similar to their natural habitats. Up for something more active? Check out one of the rock climbing or hiking routes just outside the city.
San Diego’s a great destination, but the surrounding region has even more to offer. With a longer-term car rental you can drive up the coast to L.A. and San Francisco, head to Arizona, or cross the Mexican border to go to Tijuana and even farther south. Picking up your car at San Diego Airport and drop it off in a different city is easy. Start planning your adventure now!
San Diego Airport is also known as Lindbergh Field.
Top international routes
- San Francisco
- Las Vegas
The three major domestic carriers all also serve the airport with each carrying a little over 10% of the airport’s traffic each. United’s busiest routes are to and from San Francisco and Denver, its West Coast and Rocky Region hubs. American’s busiest destinations from the airport are to Phoenix, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Chicago-O’Hare. Delta’s busiest routes include Seattle, its West Coast hub, and Las Vegas.
Alaska Airlines is the other major airline serving the airport. It flies to many destinations on the West Coast, to the Hawaiian Islands, and to Cabo in Mexico.
Most popular types of rental car
- Convertibles - from $106 per day
- Large cars - from $64 per day
- Medium cars - from $61 per day
- People Carriers / Vans - from $170 per day
- Premium cars - from $107 per day
- Small cars - from $54 per day
- SUVs - from $113 per day
Top car rental companies
- Alamo (Tel: +8888266893 / / +6192970311 / / +6192978701)
- GreenMotion (Tel: +18772473362 / +1877247336)
- Enterprise (Tel: +16192943313)
- SIXT (Tel: +16193636000)
- Dollar (Tel: +18664342226 / +16197260171)
- FOX (Tel: +16194320620)
- Alamo (Tel: +18888266893)
- Dollar (Tel: +18664342226)
- Avis (Tel: +16196885000)
- Thrifty (Tel: +18772830898)
- Advantage (Tel: +18007775500 / +16194913151)
- Europcar (Tel: +16193264285 / +18007775500)
- MEX RENT A CAR (Tel: +16192559094)
- GreenMotion (Tel: +18772473362)
- NuCarrentals (Tel: +18442702377)
- Ace Rent a car (Tel: 16192319700 / 3172487251)
Car rental desks
Mex, Nu, and Ace are not located in the facility. All of them are located just east of the airport off of Pacific Highway. Each provides a shuttle for its customers.
Services and facilities
Nearest gas station
For those returning cars to Mex, Nu, or Ace, then the same Mobil station is the best at which to full up no matter which direction you are coming from.
If traveling to the rental car facility via I-5 from either direction, a Shell station at the corner of India and Vine Streets is very convenient. From the south take exit 18B and from the north, 18A. The rental car facility is just a block away from the station and Vine Street will lead you to Kettner Blvd. from which you can turn right to reach the facility.
Popular one-way rentals
- Los Angeles (125 mi / 201 km)
- San Francisco (525 mi / 845 km)
- Las Vegas (334 mi / 537 km)
- Phoenix (358 mi / 576 km)
- Seattle (1,256 mi / 2,021 km)
- Palm Springs (142 mi / 228 mi)
San Diego Airport (SAN)
- IATA: SAN
- Airport name: San Diego Airport (SAN)
- Airport Size: Large Airport
- Phone: (619) 231 2100
Top 17 Locations near San Diego Airport
Car Rental at San Diego, Downtown from $38.57 per day
Car Rental at San Diego Cross Border Xpress from $102.95 per day
Car Rental at Santa Ana, John Wayne Airport from $25.89 per day122.3 km / 76.0 miles away
Car Rental at Palm Springs Airport from $59.39 per day137.4 km / 85.4 miles away
Car Rental at Long Beach Airport from $84.09 per day150.1 km / 93.3 miles away
Car Rental at Ontario Airport from $25.89 per day151.9 km / 94.4 miles away
Car Rental at Los Angeles Airport from $44.25 per day175.7 km / 109.2 miles away
Car Rental at Burbank Airport from $25.89 per day195.9 km / 121.7 miles away
Car Rental at Santa Barbara Airport from $84.09 per day309.5 km / 192.3 miles away
Car Rental at Fresno Airport from $84.09 per day505.3 km / 314.0 miles away
Car Rental at Monterey Airport from $84.09 per day603.8 km / 375.2 miles away
Car Rental at San Jose Airport from $84.09 per day671.4 km / 417.2 miles away
Car Rental at Oakland Airport from $57.49 per day718.4 km / 446.4 miles away
Car Rental at San Francisco Airport from $57.49 per day718.9 km / 446.7 miles away
Car Rental at Sacramento International Airport from $84.09 per day772.6 km / 480.1 miles away
Car Rental at Santa Rosa, Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport from $56.82 per day818.5 km / 508.6 miles away
Car Rental at McKinleyville, Arcata-Eureka Airport from $84.09 per day1103.4 km / 685.6 miles away
Map of Car Rental Locations
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Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers
|MEX RENT A CAR||Kia Rio||4||1||Small cars|
|MEX RENT A CAR||VW Jetta||4||2||Large cars|
|MEX RENT A CAR||Hyundai Elantra||4||2||Large cars|
|MEX RENT A CAR||Toyota Yaris||4||3||Medium cars|
|MEX RENT A CAR||Hyundai Accent||4||3||Large cars|
|MEX RENT A CAR||Kia Sportage||5||2||SUVs|
|Advantage||Nissan Versa||4||2||Medium cars|
|Economy rent a car||Toyota Corolla||4||1||Large cars|
|Economy rent a car||Toyota Corolla||4||3||Large cars|
|FOX||Dodge Caravan||4||4||People Carriers / Vans|
Top 18 Suppliers for San Diego Airport in 2020
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