Car Rental at San Jose Airport
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Airport Car Rental
San Jose International Airport serves the third-largest city in California and the southern Bay Area as a whole. This includes most of Silicon Valley. Those seeking to visit tech companies such as Google or Apple for business or as a tourist are best served using San Jose International. In fact, the airport’s tagline is that it is Silicon Valley’s Airport
The airport’s official name is Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airpot. Norman Mineta is a former plication that served in the administrations of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton after he was mayor of San Jose.
Top international routes
- San Jose del Cabo
Alaska Airlines is the second-largest airline at the airport. It provides service between San Jose and many cities in the Western United States, Hawaii, and cities in Mexico.
American Airlines provides service to Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth and Phoenix.
Delta flies to and from its hub in Atlanta in addition to a few other cities including New York City.
Jetblue provides transcontinental flights to and from New York and Boston in addition to flights to Long Beach.
The airport is around 50 miles south of downtown San Francisco and roughly the same distance from Oakland. The airport is located around 350 miles from Los Angeles (slightly farther if you take the more scenic 101 as opposed to I-5).
Most popular types of rental car
- Large cars - from $157 per day
- Vans - from $252 per day
- Premium cars - from $187 per day
- Small cars - from $124 per day
- SUVs - from $198 per day
Car rental desks
Thrifty, Alamo, Dollar, and National all have desks in the Rental Car Center. Renters renting a van from Airport Van Rental (through Ace) are provided shuttle service to the company’s location west of the airport (the ride takes about ten minutes).
Services and facilities
Nearest gas station
For those with Costco memberships, a Costco behind the airport is the best option even if it is not the closest station to the airport. Its prices are significantly lower than other stations in the area.
Those without a Costco membership coming from the north along the 101 are best served by a Chevron station on North 1st Street. From the station, you can head south along N. 1st Street to Skyport Drive from which entrance to the Rental Car Center is simple.
Those coming from I-280 or the 101 from the south, are best served by a Shell Station located just south of I-880 or a Phillips 66 located just north of I-880. Though the Phillips 66 station is located close to the airport, the side of the road it is on requires drivers to pass the Shell station too. Therefore, either is preferable.
If returning a van from Ace (serviced by Airport Van Rental), you have a choice of three stations. If you have a Costco membership, then the Costco right buy the rental office is not only the best choice based on price but also location.
If you do not have a Costco membership, then a Chevron station located just off of I-880 is the best station for filling up. It is only about a mile from the rental office. If coming from the north along the 101, then a Philips 66 on De La Cruz Blvd. is the best station.
Popular one-way rentals
- Los Angeles
- San Diego
San Jose Airport (SJC)
- IATA: SJC
- ICAO: KSJC
- Name: San Jose Airport (SJC)
- Size: Large Airport
- Passengers (per year): 12,480,232
- Distance from City: 2 miles / 3.2 km NW of town
- Working hours: 24 hours a day
- Phone: +1 408 501 7600
Top 20 Locations near San Jose Airport
Car Rental at Oakland Airport from $77.72 per day54.4 km / 33.8 miles away
Car Rental at San Francisco Airport from $68.18 per day55.6 km / 34.5 miles away
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Car Rental at Los Angeles Airport from $45.42 per day488.7 km / 303.7 miles away
Car Rental in Westchester from $46.52 per day489.1 km / 303.9 miles away
Car Rental at Long Beach Airport from $66.58 per day514.4 km / 319.6 miles away
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Car Rental at Palm Springs Airport from $66.58 per day621.0 km / 385.9 miles away
Car Rental at San Diego Airport from $46.61 per day664.3 km / 412.8 miles away
Car Rental at San Diego Cross Border Xpress from $46.74 per day693.0 km / 430.6 miles away
Map of Car Rental Locations
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Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers
|Thrifty||Ford Focus 3d||3||2||Medium cars|
|Thrifty||Mazda 3||5||3||Large cars|
|Avis||Kia Rio||4||2||Small cars|
|Europcar||Nissan Versa||4||3||Medium cars|
|Europcar||Toyota Camry||4||2||Large cars|
|Europcar||Toyota Corolla||4||1||Large cars|
|Europcar||VW Jetta||4||2||Large cars|
|FOX||Toyota Yaris||4||2||Small cars|