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Pick-up location San José
Rental locations 41
Airport locations 21

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Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (6,838 reviews)
1 location in San José
Alamo
Locations in San José
1659 Airport Blvd Ste 5
+1 844 370 8303
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (13,097 reviews)
9 locations in San José
Enterprise
Locations in San José
1080 D Blossom Hill Rd
+1 408 979 8282
1485 Kerley Dr
+1 408 437 1001
1659 Airport Blvd Ste 5
+1 833 813 5264
2635 Cunningham Ave
+1 408 937 4988
282 S Montgomery St
+1 408 286 4444
300 Almaden Blvd
+1 408 286 4444
3581 Stevens Creek Blvd
+1 408 246 6477
3591 Pearl Avenue
+1 408 448 2100
395 Curtner Ave
+1 408 280 2111
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Rated no. 3
Avis
7.6 Good (2,286 reviews)
3 locations in San José
Avis
Locations in San José
1659 Airport Boulevard, Suite 2
+1 408 993 2224
2180 Tully Road
+1 408 809 0502
3680 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Suite B
+1 669 223 0424
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Rated no. 4
Budget
7.4 Good (4,291 reviews)
3 locations in San José
Budget
Locations in San José
1659 Airport Boulevard, Ste 3
+1 408 286 7850
2180 Tully Road
+1 408 809 0512
3680 Stevens Creek Boulevard
+1 669 244 4335
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From S$ 69/day
Rated no. 5
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
7.4 Good (4,163 reviews)
8 locations in San José
Hertz
Locations in San José
1040 The Alameda
+1 408 998 8207
1659 Airport Blvd
+1 408 938 6000
2487 Alum Rock
+1 408 929 0995
3076 Almaden Expwy
+1 408 265 6050
3565 Stevens Creek Blvd
+1 408 260 9476
5645 Cottle Rd
+1 408 578 4021
575 W San Carlos St
+1 408 998 8207
725 Ridder Park Drive#95
+1 408 437 6250
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Rated no. 6
Dollar
7.3 Good (6,549 reviews)
1 location in San José
Dollar
Locations in San José
1659 Airport Blvd
+1 866 434 2226
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Rated no. 7
Thrifty
7.2 Good (2,925 reviews)
1 location in San José
Thrifty
Locations in San José
1659 Airport Blvd
+1 877 283 0898
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Rated no. 8
Payless
6.6 Good (2,827 reviews)
1 location in San José
Payless
Locations in San José
1659 Airport Blvd
+1 408 724 4400
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Rated no. 9
Fox
6.1 Good (1,725 reviews)
1 location in San José
Fox
Locations in San José
1659 Airport Boulevard
+1 408 709 2950
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Rated no. 10
National
national
8.0 Excellent (888 reviews)
1 location in San José
National
Locations in San José
1659 Airport Blvd Ste 8
+1 844 370 8304
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Eagle Rent A Car
eaglerac
2 locations in San José
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in San José
75 Phelan Ave, Suite 2
San Jose airport
Sunnycars
sunnycars
2 locations in San José
Sunnycars
Locations in San José
1527 Airport Boulevard
659 Airport Blvd Ste 5
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
zeeba
2 locations in San José
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in San José
1659 Airport Blvd
+1 800 940 9332
561 W Hedding Street
+1 800 940 9332
Airport Van
1 location in San José
Airport Van
Locations in San José
765 Coleman Ave
1-408-573-7111
Avr
avr
1 location in San José
Avr
Locations in San José
San Jose Airport
Economy Rent a Car
economy
1 location in San José
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in San José
561 West Hedding St.
+1 866 932 0060
Flight Car
flightcarad
1 location in San José
Flight Car
Locations in San José
San Jose airport
+1 844 742 5870
Its Rent a Car
its
1 location in San José
Its Rent a Car
Locations in San José
1701 Airport Blvd, San Jose, CA
+1 415 370 8478
Sixt
1 location in San José
Sixt
Locations in San José
1659 Airport Blvd
+1 408 935 2188

San José car rental locations

Good to know

Most popular agency Hertz
Most popular car type Economy
Average price S$ 75/day
Good deal S$ 69/day

When to book a hire car in San José

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Top tips for renting a car in San José

  • Explore every nook and cranny of San Jose with the flexibility a hire car can provide. Whether it is a trip to the Alum Rock Park in the northeast of San Jose or the Levi Stadium, which is about 9 miles out of the city, a hire car can get you there in no time.
  • There are various hire car options at San Jose International Airport, including Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, and Sixt. The Rental Car Center can be found at Terminal B and passengers landing at Terminal A are provided with a shuttle bus transporting them directly to the Rental Center.
  • Californian cities in general are teeming with tourists during the summer season and traffic can be a challenge during peak times. Also, drivers have a reputation to not use the turn signals when changing lanes or making a turn, so always double-check and drive carefully. Always watch out for pedestrians, as crosswalks are sometimes not properly indicated, and San Jose is one of the cities with the highest pedestrian death rates, so it’s better to be safe.
  • San Jose’s morning rush hour is at its worst between 7 and 8:30 AM, so it is advisable to avoid starting any trips during that time. Between 4:30 and 6:00 PM, when workers return to their homes, traffic increases significantly again, especially on the US-101. As San Jose is famous for its amazing weather, the summer season comes with tourists and therefore more congestion on the roads, so always plan at least 30 minutes ahead.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in San José for S$ 69 or less
  • Book your rental car in San José at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in San José

How much does it cost to hire a car in San José?

On average a hire car in San José costs S$ 75 per day.

What is the most popular hire car in San José?

Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked hire car type in San José.

What is the cheapest hire car agency in San José?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest hire cars were found at Alamo (S$ 44/day), Fox (S$ 81/day) and Ace (S$ 206/day).

What is the best hire car agency in San José?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in San José are Alamo (8.7, 6838 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 13097 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2286 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: San Jose Airport (SJC)?

The only car hire company onsite at San Jose Airport is Hertz.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: San Jose Airport (SJC)?

The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from San Jose Airport to off-airport locations is Hertz.

What is the cheapest car hire location in San José?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Alamo 1659 Airport Blvd Ste 5 95110 (4 kilometres from the city centre).

How can I find hire car agencies near me in San José?

Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best hire cars near you.

How much does a Economy car rental cost in San José?

A Economy car rental in San José costs S$ 58 per day, on average.

How much does a Full-size car rental cost in San José?

A Full-size car rental in San José costs S$ 93 per day, on average.

How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in San José?

On average a rental car in San José costs S$ 524 per week (S$ 75 per day).

How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in San José?

On average a rental car in San José costs S$ 2,245 per month (S$ 75 per day).

What type of car is recommended for driving in San Jose?

What type of car is recommended for driving in San Jose, CA?Which car to choose also depends on your plans during a trip to San Jose. To seize the innumerable opportunities for a road trip into nature or to surrounding cities, an SUV is a good choice, as it provides efficient traction and space. If cruising through the city and making most of the weather is part of the plan, a convertible is the optimal choice.

What's the speed limit in San Jose?

The allowed speed is always signposted, but the general basic law for speed limits is 65 mph on highways, 25 mph in residential areas, and 15 mph in alleys. However, the state’s speed limit laws require drivers to adapt to the current conditions, i.e. when there is fog, children are close by, or heavy rain decreases road traction.

How are gas prices in San Jose?

The average petrol price in San Jose is around $3.70 a gallon, but petrol stations like Costco are usually a little below average, at about $3.20 per gallon. Other petrol stations, such as Spartan petrol Station, are known to be more expensive.

Where are the best places to park in San Jose?

There is a color scheme which lets drivers know where they can park in the city. If there is a green line, parking is allowed for a short amount of time (indicated on a sign). If there is no line at all, unrestricted parking is possible – however, note that it could be metered, so check the surrounding curb to find a meter machine. For longer parking, choose a public garage or parking lot like the Fourth Street Garage or Market and San Pedro Square Garage, which are about $20 per day.