Chula Vista car rentals from $23/day

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Cheap car rentals in Chula Vista

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Economy$24/day
Compact$28/day
Intermediate$23/day
Standard$25/day
Full-size$30/day
Minivan$35/day
Full-size SUV$33/day
Pickup truck$36/day
Premium SUV$50/day
Intermediate SUV$30/day
Standard SUV$40/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Chula Vista

  • Chula Vista car rentals are the perfect way to explore Chula Vista and its surroundings. Most car rentals allow their vehicles to be driven outside the state; however, it's important to note that taking the vehicle across a border may have specific restrictions. If you want to drive your rental across the border, discuss the cross-border plans with the renting location in Chula Vista before departure. It's worth noting that taking Chula Vista car rentals to cities outside of those listed on your contract may attract legal charges, while some cheap car rentals in Chula Vista can allow travelers to cross over to other states.
  • Chula Vista has numerous electric vehicle charging stations, providing an easy option to charge your electric rental car. However, it is important to keep in mind that certain charging stations may require payment or membership to access, whereas others, such as hotel charging stations, may be free to use. The city of Chula Vista boasts a count of over 200 public charging stations, some of which are complimentary EV charging stations, DC Fast Chargers and others Tesla Superchargers. Some popular charging locations in Chula Vista include Broadway Plaza, Walmart, Towne Center Parking Structure, and Chula Vista Center.
  • If you're a new driver in Chula Vista, navigating its one-way streets can be quite confusing. To avoid getting lost or driving in the wrong direction, it's crucial to pay close attention to the road signs and markings. Typically, one-way streets are marked with arrows indicating the direction of traffic flow. To ensure a safe driving experience, follow the arrows and drive in the same direction as the other vehicles. Some commonly used one-way streets in Chula Vista City include H Street, Broadway, and K Street. Remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings and confidently navigate Chula Vista City's one-way streets.
  • Car rentals in Chula Vista are a convenient way to explore the city and visit all of the major attractions, like Borderfield State Park. Having your own vehicle will give you the flexibility to visit popular nearby cities, whether it be San Diego, Oceanside, or Newport Beach. If you enjoy hiking, you can easily visit Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, an area spanning over 100 miles that is filled with trails and picnic spots and is a 45min drive from Chula Vista.
  • To rent a vehicle from San Diego International Airport, head to the Consolidated Rental Car Center. Outside of each arrival terminal, you will find a shuttle bus stop that will bring you to the center for free. While the center itself is open 24h a day, seven days a week, hours may vary for each individual rental car company. There are several different rental car companies that you can choose from, including Advantage, Enterprise, and Payless.
  • Chula Vista is a large city and can be confusing to navigate if you are not familiar with the area. To help prevent yourself from getting lost, consider adding a GPS system to your rental car reservation. The region is also known for having many pedestrians and cyclists, particularly in neighborhoods along the coast, so make sure to keep your eyes open and drive carefully in order to prevent a collision.
  • San Diego County has heavy amounts of traffic during rush hour due to locals commuting to and from work, particularly on freeways 5, 15, and 805. If you want to avoid getting stuck in a traffic jam, try not to drive on these roads between the hours of 8am and 9am and 5pm and 6pm. If you can’t avoid taking these freeways during rush hour, expect delays and try to give yourself extra time to arrive at your destination.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Chula Vista for $46 or less
  • Book your rental car in Chula Vista at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Chula Vista are around 69% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Chula Vista

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Chula Vista?

    Compact vehicles make convenient car rentals in Chula Vista as they are easy to navigate through the city’s busy roads. Plus, driving a smaller car will allow you to park in tighter spaces. You can also choose an SUV for Chula Vista car rentals, as it will give you ample amount of room for storing recreational equipment, such as bikes, kayaks, surfboards, and hiking supplies, which come in handy in the region.

  • What’s the speed limit in Chula Vista?

    Any streets that are within business or residential areas will generally have a speed limit of 25mph. If you are driving near a school, you can expect the limit to be about 20 to 25mph. On most freeways, the maximum speed is usually 65mph, but some stretches may have lower limits that are closer to 55mph. Freeways in San Diego county are known for having many police officers, so always try to follow traffic laws in order to prevent being pulled over or receiving a fine. Chula Vista also frequently has traffic cameras at major intersections, so make sure you’re following traffic laws at all times.

  • Where are the best places to park in Chula Vista?

    While there is some free street parking in Chula Vista, it is usually easier to find a public parking lot that is free for up to 2h. The MTS Bayfront/E Street garage is a popular option, as well as the MTS H Street Park & Ride lot. There are some paid parking options if these fill up, including the Loews Coronado Bay Resort, which offers all-day parking for around $34.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Chula Vista?

    On average a rental car in Chula Vista costs $60 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Chula Vista found in the last 2 weeks is $26.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Chula Vista?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($35/day) and Avis ($48/day).

  • How much is gas price in Chula Vista?

    The average gas price in Chula Vista is $3.86 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $46 and $62, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Chula Vista?

    Compact (Dodge Neon or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Chula Vista.

  • Which car rental companies are at San Diego airport (SAN)?

    Car rental companies onsite at San Diego airport include Hertz, Fox, NU Car, Payless, Budget, Alamo, Sixt, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Ace and Avis.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at San Diego airport (SAN)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Diego airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Fox, Payless, Budget, Alamo, Sixt, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis, Economy Rent a Car, and Thrifty.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Chula Vista?

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

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Chula Vista?

    A Compact car rental in Chula Vista costs $50 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Chula Vista?

    An Economy car rental in Chula Vista costs $58 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Chula Vista?

    A Mini car rental in Chula Vista costs $69 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Chula Vista?

    In Chula Vista, cars are most frequently rented at NU Car 3355 Admiral Boland Way (8 miles from city center).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Chula Vista?

    On average a rental car in Chula Vista costs $419 per week ($60 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Chula Vista?

    On average a rental car in Chula Vista costs $1,795 per month ($60 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Chula Vista?

    Most car rental providers in Chula Vista offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Chula Vista, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Chula Vista?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 5 car rental agencies in Chula Vista.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Chula Vista?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Chula Vista?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Chula Vista so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What age do I need to be to rent a car in Chula Vista?

    The legal age to rent a vehicle in Chula Vista is 25 years. All renters must meet this requirement to secure their reservation. However, young drivers aged 21 to 25 will incur a young driver fee which will be charged on a daily basis. Young drivers might also be limited to the type or category of car that they can rent. For example, renting an SUV or a convertible might not be permissible.

  • What are the driver's license requirements for Chula Vista car rentals?

    To rent a car in Chula Vista, a valid driver's license is required for the entirety of the rental period. The license must be valid at the time of rental and all other times throughout the period. Also, you will find that most cheap car rentals in Chula Vista do not have other requirements regarding how long an individual has held their license.

Chula Vista car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

15 reviews
Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

3 locations in Chula Vista

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Locations in Chula Vista

1885 Auto Park Avenue

+1 619 421 4130

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

2001 Sweetwater Road

+1 619 474 1057

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

3131 National City Blvd

+1 619 474 8245

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30

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4.4 Mediocre

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

They would not except my debit card. Car was not clean. Gas tank was not full. Did not have overnight drop off

7.6 Good

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very nice and price was good

Cons:

The car was not ready and I had to call back when it was ready! 1.5 hours later I was running errands and I thought to call and they said..Oh yeah it is ready now. Ho long were they going to wait?

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

We got a brend new Caravan for 10 days trip. Originally it was SUV for $511.00 but we had an offer to change it for a better car without any hesitation or extra pay. Exelent service. Rep by name Carlo even drove me home after I drop off the car at the office. 12 out of 10. Highly recommended.

Cons:

None

5.2 Fair

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I like the location and access.

Cons:

I didn't like the choice of cars made available. Even though I called for a 10:00 pick up, I didn't leave site until 11:00!!. The upsale was a kill joy. You wanted me to upgrade but couldn't handle regular rental. Check out was a nitemare. Salespeople late and not helpful.

7.6 Good

Mar 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenient place to pick up the car which was small in US terms but perfectly acceptable for me. Cleanliness of the car was OK and the fuel consumption was excellent. So no complaints

Cons:

The pick up process is always longer and more complex than I would like - even though it was a quiet Saturday morning it still took over half an hour before I finally drove the car away. All car hire places are like this but it was better than the delays I have endured in airports.

8.8 Very good

Feb 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

I wish I didn't have to pay for the extra $40 to d/o my car at the other branch

1 out of 3

Avis

10.0

Wonderful

8 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.7

One location in Chula Vista

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690 L Street

+1 619 498 0783

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
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Sunday08:00 - 18:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was great at this drop off location!

2.0 Poor

Feb 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I placed a rental got there and the representative was rude and said my car wasn't there and to go to the airport and pick up my car there. He then gave me 2 options on cars that would cost more than what I wanted to pay and said sorry but I can't help you. I called the rental place by the airport and they said I had to pay $350 for 2 day rental and I'm like no it's not my fault my vehicle wasn't there where it was suppose to be. I will never try to rent from them again

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2021

KAYAK
Customer service excellent job! Kind, friendly and two thumbs up for there service

1 out of 1

Budget

9.8

Wonderful

9 reviews

Cleanliness

9.7

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.4

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Chula Vista

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Locations in Chula Vista

565 Broadway

+1 619 427 2404

Opening times not available

690 L Street

+1 619 498 1137

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Omg it was awesome and great customer service Definitely going back for our next road trip

9.6 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Cleaned a little better before renting out.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

We picked up our rental in Fullerton CA. The person Went above and beyond and picked us up From the Train station and gave us a better vehicle that better suited our needs. Also Buget Opened up a hour earlier than the other car rental Companies. Since our train came in around 7:00 AM that made a huge decison in choosing Budget. Drop off went smooth as well overall a pleasant Car rental and the smoothest of the last 4 that I have had.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.0

Very good

20 reviews

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.0

4 locations in Chula Vista

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1059 Broadway

+1 619 427 1414

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

1145 National City Boulevard

+1 619 477 7699

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

1865 Auto Park Pl

+1 619 632 4128

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3000 National City Blvd

+1 619 691 1191

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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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Newer car would have been better

8.0 Very good

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Overall was good. But it wasn’t explained to me about the flex fuel option on the dodge that I rented (e85/gasoline). Also, I wasn’t told that the vehicle was a 6 cylinder van. I would have requested a 4 cylinder to save on gas, although the van did not waste as much gas as I thought it would I know I spent a little more than I would have in a 4 cylinder vehicle. I didn’t know how to use the car remote to open the van doors and trunk doors. I had to figure that out on my own. I just think a better explaination about a vehicle being rented would help the customer ease into a vehicle that’s being rented given that some might not drive a vehicle that have certain options like remote doors and flex fuel. But overall we had a great experience. Thank you

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was amazing when I dropped off the vehicle rather than when I picked it up.

Cons:

Be more bubbly and courteous when helping customers out the whole process of picking up for me was awkward.

2.4 Poor

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly, and courteous. But was extremely under staffed. The van I rented ran well For the long wait time (1 hr 15 min), and all the other foul ups, the Rep gave me a gas bonus.

Cons:

I already reserved online. So confirmation with the ID and credit card should all be that is needed, but it seems useless. As I had to register as if the online process is worthless. The minivan I rented, was dirty inside, & outside. It had stain marks on the seats, and carpet. The gas was not full

2.0 Poor

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

What good is it having a secured credit card that I can use all over the world but can't rent a car here in the United States? Doesn't make a lot of sense.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

It has always been my experience that Enterprise offers the best "value priced" service. It has been many years since I have had a need to rent a vehicle but my car developed a mechanical issue just prior to a planned road trip. I am so glad that I went with Enterprise. The entire staff was friendly, courteous, and highly responsive. Enterprise has been and always will be my first stop for vehicle rentals.

1 out of 3

MEXRENTACAR

3.9

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Chula Vista

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Locations in Chula Vista

1403-101 Broadway

Monday00:00 - 00:0006:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 00:0006:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:0006:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 00:0006:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00

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EZ Van

No score available yet

2 locations in Chula Vista

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660palomar St

+1 619 569 0074

Opening times not available

745 H St

+1 866 735 8267

Opening times not available

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52 travelers who rented a car in Chula Vista gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.2

Car rental locations in or near Chula Vista

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$60/day

Good deal

$46/day

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