Carlsbad car rentals

Carlsbad car rentals

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Carlsbad, CA
Dec 7 — Dec 14
Same drop-off
Carlsbad, CA
Wed 12/7
Noon
Wed 12/14
Noon

Carlsbad car rental information

Pick-up locationCarlsbad
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations8
Airport locations3
Popular agenciesAvis, Budget

Cheap car rentals in Carlsbad

Economy$34/day
Compact$34/day
Intermediate$38/day
Standard$40/day
Full-size$38/day
Minivan$68/day
Full-size SUV$79/day
Intermediate SUV$46/day
Standard SUV$64/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Carlsbad car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise

8.7

Excellent

32 reviews
Most popular

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

8.8

Locations in Carlsbad

5245 Car Country Dr

+1 760 931 1111

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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6050 Avenida Encinas

+1 760 918 0883

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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875 S. Coast Highway

+1 760 966 9090

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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Reviews

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything was good

6.8 Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was very fun!

Cons:

The price for insurance was not clear and I overpaid for this.

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff friendly and courteous. Excellent car and rates.

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and informative

Cons:

I wish they had a car for use on the lot but they did drive us to the next location to pick up our car there.

10.0 Excellent

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Brand new vehicle and a very professional, courteous staff.

Cons:

Everything was fine

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Brandon at this location was 100% committed in making customers like myself happy. I had a small issue with the windshield wiper blade and fluid and he went above and beyond to correct this issue. People like Brandon should be recognized for their efforts.

1 out of 5

Hertz

7.7

Best rated
Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

7.8

Locations in Carlsbad

1816-c Oceanside Blvd.

+1 760 722 7031

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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2100 Palomar Airport Rd

+1 760 930 0123

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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6030 Avenida Encinas, Ste E

+1 760 579 0072

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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10.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Sebastian was knowledgeable, polite and helpful. The pick-up location was convenient.

Cons:

additional clerks

8.0 Excellent

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up took an hour at off airport location. Drop off at Reno Airport was just fine.

Cons:

Pick up -- especially because we had gone to location and confirmed the pickup for Monday morning early. Only one staff person for 4 customers.

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Turn signal was not functioning

2.0 Mediocre

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

If I would have been able to go.

Cons:

refund on my money. I wasn’t able to go due to the coronavirus. I called and the dude said I wasn’t able to get my money back. Kinda bs

9.2 Excellent

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly but not very helpful.

Cons:

I had to make a damage claim and the staff didn't seem to be prepared to handle the process properly.

4.4 Okay

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staf was nice..

Cons:

Well... I make resevetion on line when a went to pick the car they said theyNo have A car to give if i can wait hour i will call you..they never call me back .... I need to get uber for my destination 3 times is very sad... To go true that..make sure call before go to pick car...

1 out of 12

Budget

6.9

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

6.9

Locations in Carlsbad

1771 Oceanside Boulevard Ste B

+1 760 757 5799

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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2198 Palomar Airport Road

+1 760 931 2469

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2022

KAYAK
We reserved the car with kayak and the company didn’t have cars available. I think kayak could’ve done a better job in this transaction. Kayak allowed us to make a reservation with the car company without cars available. Very poor communication and costumer service. The car company was nice to make a phone call to us to tell us they didn’t have cars at their location and couldn’t understand why kayak would allow this.

2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The entire experience was a complete waste of time. I prepaid $208 on budget.com for my entire reservation it was going to be 4 days in a Fullsize sedan. I completed the online check in to speed up the process at the counter just like the pop up prompted me to do so. A few hours later I am at the local budget location and I go to the counter and the representative takes my ID and Debit card says it runs a soft credit check or some BS and he says oh we can't rent to you the check came back bad. I have already paid for this rental I tell him so why would I be charged on the website prior to this the full amount of the rental and then be denied after I am already checked in online before coming to the store all on the exact same debit card. I then become aware that if I use a credit card for the $200 deposit there is no credit check. Oh well then that's a no brainer and I hand over my capital one credit card he takes it and then as he is about to swipe it, he abruptly stops and says oh that's right we can't rent to you at all. Once youre denied from the credit check you're blacklisted essentially from renting at budget. I have never used budget before in my life and I will never use there services again. I have tried to call the 800 number the representative at the store gave me however the phone representative was unable to locate my reservation with the confirmation code I was emailed or with the code given by the counter representative. I am about to head back down this morning to get a rental somewhere else and I will be following up with BUDGET about these issues and will update the review once this happens.

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Rathe was $134 and was changed $356

8.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

COUNTER GUY WAS FRIENDLY, DROP OFF SUPER EASY AND QUICK

Cons:

ON PICK UP COUNTER GUY WAS VERY BUSY, COULD HAVE USED SECOND PERSON

6.0 Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

They upgraded my car.

Cons:

The car smelled like cigarettes.

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

After trying several rental car companies directly without success, Kayak was able to get me several options for my trip. It seems that rental car companies are not overly excited to rent cars for one way, day trips. I needed to travel 200 miles, one way, to pick up my new car. Kayak was able to find cheap rentals with major companies that I just couldn't get directly. Thanks Kayak!

Cons:

You should have been there earlier! Oh, wait, no that was my fault. Next time I know where I will check first.

1 out of 10

Avis

6.4

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.3

Value for money

6.1

Locations in Carlsbad

1771 Oceanside Boulevard Ste B

+1 760 757 9929

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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2198 Palomar Airport Road

+1 760 931 1393

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2022

KAYAK
So many things went wrong with pickup. Including the employee leaving before we even saw the car. Locked the door. Gone. So we were stuck with a “luxury upgrade” with one bald tire and stinking of smoke. After the automated customer service loophole I contacted another Avis location who called the owner to meet us.

8.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and efficent

Cons:

The car had a horrible smoke odor that permeated all of my luggage.

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off with free parking patrolled by security on site

10.0 Excellent

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Great facility.

Cons:

Nothing.

2.0 Mediocre

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

When I booked I put in arrival at San Diego airport and you booked me out of Carlsbad which is an hour away from the airport! Avis was good enough to find a car for me but it was over $100 more than my booking price!!! That is why I booked online and ahead of time to get a decent rate.

4.8 Okay

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Main issue was that the price rose 200% when I went to pick up the car. Instead of about $250 the rental cost closer to $500. Very disappointed with the outrageous charges for changing pick up location. I expected a small variation but the resulting fees were astronomical.

1 out of 12

EZ Van

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

3 locations in Carlsbad

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Locations in Carlsbad

235 South Tremont St

+1 866 735 8267

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302 Missouri St

+1 760 846 6223

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6511 Avenida Encinas

+1 866 735 8267

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Thrifty

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Carlsbad

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Locations in Carlsbad

1816-c Oceanside Boulevard

+1 760 722 7031

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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Zeeba Rent-A-Van

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Carlsbad

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from $96/day

Locations in Carlsbad

800 Grand Avenue

+1 800 940 9332

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219 travelers who rented a car in Carlsbad gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car rental locations in or near Carlsbad

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Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$83/day

Good deal

$59/day

When to book a rental car in Carlsbad

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Top tips for renting a car in Carlsbad

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Carlsbad for $59 or less
  • Book your rental car in Carlsbad at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Carlsbad are around 85% cheaper than other car types, on average

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