Rent a Car at San Diego International Airport (SAN)

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San Diego Intl Airport (SAN)

Address: 3355 Admiral Boland Way, Suite R175, San Diego, CA, California, 92101, U S A
Phone: (1) 619-688-5000
Location Type: Corporate
Hours of Operation: Sun - Sat 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM


Location Information

Located on the northeast side of the airport property, the Avis San Diego airport car rental location is a convenient place for you to rent a car and start your San Diego getaway. With a wide variety of rental cars for you to choose from, there’s a rental perfect for your vacation at Avis.

Where is Avis at San Diego airport?

After you collect your luggage, follow signs for Rental Cars to the Shuttle Island area outside. Board the Rental Car Shuttle for transport to the Consolidated Rental Car Center, shuttles run every 5-10 minutes. When you arrive proceed inside to the Avis rental counter.

San Diego Airport Rental Car Return

Avis is located in the San Diego Airport Consolidated Rental Car Center at 3355 Admiral Boland Way, Suite R175, San Diego, CA, 92101. To return your Avis vehicle here, follow signs for Rental Car Return as you approach the airport.

How old do you have to be to rent a car in San Diego, CA?

You can rent a car beginning at age 21, but renters under the age of 25 will be subject to an underage surcharge of $27 per day. Underage renters are also limited from renting certain vehicles. There are no additional charges or restrictions for renters 25 and up.

What is the best type of car to rent in San Diego?

San Diego is full of things to do, both indoor and outdoor. The best rental car for your vacation depends on your travel itinerary, and travel group.

Passenger Van Rental

Avis makes traveling with big groups easy thanks to our passenger van rental options. When you rent a 12 or 15 passenger van you and all you friends can all ride to Mission Beach together.

Minivan Rental

Whether your car rental is a Nissan Quest or Honda Odyssey, a minivan rental is perfect if you’ve got a handful of kids who want to see SeaWorld, or you have a ton of luggage you need extra room for.

SUV Rental

Avis Car Rental offers a wide variety of SUV rental options at San Diego International Airport, which means you (and your surfboards) can get to Black’s Beach in comfort and with ease.

Long-Term Car Rental

Monthly car rental is a cost-effective way to make your San Diego stay a little longer while keeping your rental car with you the entire time. The longer you stay, the greater your savings. After all, you can’t master surfing in a week.

Convertible Car Rental

See the sun in a Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible so you never miss a moment of San Diego’s perfect weather while you drive. Whether you’re exploring historic sites like Mission Basilica or heading to the San Diego Zoo, a luxury car rental is the classiest way to see California.

Road Trip From San Diego Airport

Looking for a pre-planned road trip itinerary that takes you from San Diego, up the breathtaking California coastline, to Catalina island where adventure and natural beauty knows no bounds? You’ve found it. Check out this road trip guide from our San Diego Airport car rental location to Catalina Island. Read more...

Preferred Service
Follow the airport ground transportation signs to the shuttle island area. The common airport shuttle bus operates every 5-10 minutes and will take you to the Rental Car Center on the northeast side of the airport. The Preferred office is located on the 3rd level.,Upon arrival at the rental facility, check your email on your smartphone or the Preferred board for the space number of your preassigned vehicle.
You have the option to accept the preassigned car or exchange it for a similar car from the Select & Go Exchange Area or upgrade the car to a specialty vehicle from the Select & Go Upgrade Area. Cars in the Select & Go Upgrade Area have the additional daily cost posted on the hangtag.
Once you have selected your vehicle, drive the vehicle to the exit booth and present your driver's license to the Avis representative who will quickly complete the transaction and get you on your way.
General Directions
Follow the airport ground transportation signs to the shuttle island area. The common airport shuttle bus operates every 5-10 minutes and will take you to the Rental Car Center on the northeast side of the airport. Upon arrival at the Rental Car Center, proceed inside to the Avis counter.,WALK-UP RENTERS
Follow airport signs for Rental Car Return. They will lead to the new Rental Car Center on the northeast side of the airport: 3355 Admiral Boland Way.

FROM INTERSTATE 5: Take the Sassafras St exit and turn west onto Sassafras St. Continue through the traffic signal at the Pacific Hwy/Sassafras intersection and folow signs to the Rental Car Center.

FROM PACIFIC HWY: Turn west onto Sassafras St and follow the signs to the Rental Car Center.

FROM POINT LOMA: Take North Harbor Dr past the airport terminals. Turn left at Laurel St, then left at Pacific Hwy. Turn left onto Sassafras St and follow signs to the Rental Car Center.
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.

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