Rent a Car at McClellan Palomar Airport (CLD)

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McClellan Palomar Airport (CLD)

Address: 2198 Palomar Airport Road, (1/2 mile west of El Camino Real), Carlsbad, CA, California, 92008, U S A
Phone: (1) 760-931-1393
Location Type: Corporate
Hours of Operation: Sun 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM; Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Sat 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Holiday Hours:
MEMORIAL DAY   May  31  08:00AM - 01:00PM
INDEPENDENCE DY   July  4  08:00AM - 01:00PM
LABOR DAY   September  6  08:00AM - 01:00PM
THANKSGIVING DY   November  25  closed
CHRISTMAS EVE   December  24  08:00AM - 01:00PM
CHRISTMAS DAY   December  25  closed
NEW YEARS EVE   December  31  08:00AM - 01:00PM

NEW YEARS DAY   January  1  closed


Location Information

Where is Avis at the Carlsbad (CLD) Airport?

Preferred Service
Proceed to the Avis rental counter. Show your drivers license and identify yourself as a Preferred Renter to the Avis rental agent in order to receive your preprinted rental document and keys.
General Directions
AIRLINE PASSENGERS: Proceed to the Avis counter in the baggage claim area. Rental cars are parked outside the baggage claim area.
WALK-UP RENTERS: From I-5, exit at Palomar Airport Rd (east). Go 3 miles and turn left on Palomar-McClellan. Follow airport signs for "Arrivals" or "Baggage Claim". They will lead to the baggage claim area entrance.
After-hours Returns
Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & the keys in the Drop Box located in the Returns area. Remember to take your personal belongings with you.

McClellan-Palomar Airport Rental Car Return

Make your way over to 2198 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92008, and look for the car rental return signs. If you picked up your rental from the airport, the return area should look familiar because it is in the same spot. After you park the vehicle, follow the signs to the car rental office to check out.

Carlsbad Airport Car Rental Information

Quickly leave the boring airport and dig your toes in the sand with a Carlsbad airport car rental. A rental car opens up opportunities around the city and all along the West Coast. Make the most of our sunny days and book a rental with Avis today! Avis is here to make your travels enjoyable. The last thing we want you to worry about is a car rental, and that’s why we created the Avis App. The Avis App lets you book a rental car while you’re waiting for a flight or sitting at a doctor’s appointment. Download the app today and simplify your travels. 


  • Rental Cars at the Airport

  • Open Every Day 

  • Luxury Car Models Available

  • Competitive Rates

What is the best type of car to rent in Carlsbad?

California’s sunny days mean a convertible car rental is always in season. If you’ll have a group with you, book a minivan rental. Among our selection of small cars up to large SUVs, we hope you’ll find a vehicle tailored to your trip.

Van Rental

In a minivan, you can bring the party with you. Van rentals are a great way to create your own tour bus around California.

SUV Rental

From the beach to the mountains, an SUV rental is ready for adventure. Choose from models with seating for up to 7.

Long-Term Car Rental

A monthly car rental is great during our temperate winters or on long business trips. Monthly rentals can be reserved for 1 to 11 months. 

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Luxury Car Rental

Live like a true Californian with a luxury car rental. Avis offers many luxury vehicles like sports cars, premium SUVs, and more. 

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Convertible Rental

Salty air, palm trees, sunny days—the best way to take it all in is with a convertible rental in Carlsbad. 

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Rent a Car and Explore Carlsbad

You will not want to miss out on the excitement around our city. Pick up a car rental in Carlsbad and hit the beach, go shopping, or find thrills at an amusement park. Below are some of the most popular attractions in the area. 

Local Attractions

  • LEGOLAND: This amusement park celebrates the iconic children’s toy LEGOs. In the park, you can enjoy rides, an aquarium, and amazing LEGO sculptures. 

  • South Carlsbad State Beach: At this local beach popular for its surfing waves, you can reserve a camping site and enjoy the sandy shores. 

  • The Wave Waterpark: This local favorite boasts surfing areas, a lazy river, water slides, yummy concessions, and a kiddie pool.

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