Del Mar car rentals from $28/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Del Mar with a pick-up date of 3/4 and drop-off date of 3/10. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Del Mar

Economy$39/day
Compact$33/day
Intermediate$29/day
Standard$28/day
Full-size$35/day
Full-size SUV$40/day
Passenger van$51/day
Pickup truck$47/day
Compact SUV$29/day
Intermediate SUV$31/day
Coupe$32/day
Open air all terrain$41/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Del Mar

  • There are a few advantages if you consider car rentals in Del Mar over public transportation. You can visit the local attractions on your own time and leisure without worrying about the hustle of public transportation. You can also explore the beaches and experience the atmosphere the city has to offer. Some of the popular attractions like the North Beach, Powerhouse, and Seagrove Parks are best accessed by rental car considering the distance from the town, route limitations, and fixed schedules of public transportation.
  • At about 16 miles away from the city, McClellan-Palomar Airport (CLD) will be your likely destination if you are flying into Del Mar. For Del Mar car rentals, follow the baggage claim signs and you will find the car rental desks at the baggage claim section. The rental car lot is located outside the baggage claim area. You should also remember that when renting a car at CLD, you must be at least 21 years old and you will need a valid driver’s license and a credit or debit card. Also note that most rental companies will offer insurance, which is a requirement when renting a car in Del Mar.
  • When using car rentals in Del Mar, you will find most drivers generally observe the traffic rules. The roads are accommodating to pedestrians and feature dedicated pedestrian paths. You are also likely to run into cyclists in the city, where they have widened lanes. You won’t have any issues with the pedestrians and cyclists in town as they usually follow the road rules and signals. The roads are also well maintained and while driving around, you will also need to follow and observe the driving culture on the roads when you use rental cars.
  • Car rentals in Del Mar are a convenient way of exploring the city, it can also be a challenge driving around. The rush hour times on the major roads are usually between 6 am - 10 am in the morning and 4 pm - 7 pm in the evening. Interstate 5 (I-5) and Interstate 8 (I-805) usually experience heavy traffic during these times, but you can use the freeways as an alternative if the traffic is too much or consider planning your visits at a different time.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Del Mar for $31 or less
  • Book your rental car in Del Mar at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Del Mar are around 26% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Del Mar

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Del Mar?

    On average a rental car in Del Mar costs $42 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 Del Mar found in the last 2 weeks is $24.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Del Mar?

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  • What is the best rental car company in Del Mar?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Del Mar is Hertz (6.5, 136 reviews).

  • How much is gas price in Del Mar?

    The average gas price in Del Mar is $3.48 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Del Mar?

    Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Del Mar.

  • Which car rental companies are at Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Los Angeles airport include Priceless, Midway, Ace, Fox, Kyte, NextCar, Hertz, NU Car, Sixt and Thrifty.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Los Angeles airport to off-airport locations include Priceless, Midway, Hertz, Advantage, NU Car, Sixt, Thrifty, Budget, Economy Rent a Car, and Airport Van.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Del Mar?

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

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Del Mar?

    A Mini car rental in Del Mar costs $57 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Del Mar?

    A Standard car rental in Del Mar costs $57 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Del Mar?

    A Full Size car rental in Del Mar costs $78 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Del Mar?

    On average a rental car in Del Mar costs $294 per week ($42 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Del Mar costs $1,259 per month ($42 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Del Mar?

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Del Mar?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 0 car rental agencies in Del Mar.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Del Mar?

    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 Del Mar?

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

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Del Mar?

    Considering the road size and conditions in Del Mar, a full-size car, SUV or compact car can be good options. These cars offer comfortable rides and plenty of space to accommodate a number of passengers and cargo. Sedans are also a good option if you are visiting the city in smaller groups or alone. Considering Del Mar is a beach city, you might also consider renting a convertible car for the luxurious feel, views, and soaking up the sun.

  • What is the speed limit in Del Mar?

    When driving rental cars in Del Mar, 25 mph is the speed limit in most residential and business areas. While driving near school areas, you will have to observe the 20 - 25 mph limit depending on the area. When driving across bridges, tunnels, elevated structures, or tubes, a 5 mph speed limit is to be observed. While driving on the freeways, the speed varies from 55 mph - 65 mph depending on the section.

  • Where are the best places to park in Del Mar?

    You can find plenty of free parking in Del Mar, however, you must be time conscious as most parking spots are occupied by noon during most summer days. You can find free parking in popular areas like the beach, the civic center, and the village if you are visiting for an event. Furthermore, you can also find public short-term metered parking in the city, with most spots charging around $3 per hour and $15 per day.

Del Mar car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

Best rated
Cheapest deal

Locations in Del Mar

4240 La Jolla Village Dr.

+1 858 458 0638

Monday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:00
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6609 Mira Mesa Boulevard

+1 858 320 9051

Monday08:00 - 12:00
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4.0 Mediocre

Oct 2022

KAYAK
This may be a Kayak issue. I searched SAN airport location and I was given one 20miles away from the airport.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Car was extremely dirty (have video/pics), gas was only 3/4 full when picked up and the web site when scheduling was to be picked up at airport rental area but was told we had to go 17 miles for car, thus causing us to get Uber to get to other Hertz. Not fun experience. Did not have to pay return of car to airport and not original location.

6.0 Okay

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Car was filthy when I picked it up. Also, there was less than 1/2 tank of gasoline. Almost as soon as I got out of the lot, the tire pressure alarm went off and I had to go find air to fill one of the tires. The car was well "used". The floor carpet on the passenger side was coming up. Other than the above, the car drove and rode well on the 1600 mile trip.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Wrong location. Place closed when I got there.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
I rented a pickup truck from Hertz. It was very easy to pick up and drop off. On both, I spent less than 15 minutes on pick up and drop off. The truck was in great shape and was a pleasure to drive. The only problem I have with this truck is that now I want one for myself.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Hertz cancelled my reservation

1 out of 46

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.9

Most popular

Locations in Del Mar

165 S. El Camino Real, Suite B

+1 760 942 2626

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
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Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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3299 Holiday Court

+1 858 404 0700

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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617 S Highway 101

+1 858 350 1050

Monday08:00 - 12:00
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6620 Mira Mesa Boulevard

+1 858 404 0700

Monday08:00 - 12:00
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2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
To actually have gotten a car

2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I rented a car and when I went to pick up there were no cars available.

Cons:

The car that I reserved could have been available.

9.6 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Rental experience was easy.

Cons:

Would have preferred the Ford Transit over the GM van as the comfort and amenities were nicer and the ride and handling is much better in the Ford.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

all good

2.0 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Enterprise refused to offer my reservation.

Cons:

I did not get the vehicle I “reserved.” This has never happened with any of the other websites I use.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick and friendly service; decent rates; convenient location.

Cons:

Nothing—great experience.

1 out of 11

National

7.9

One location in Del Mar

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Locations in Del Mar

617 S Highway 101

+1 858 259 9500

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10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

I was in my car within 5 minutes of arriving at the Solana Beach office

1 out of 1

Avis

6.5

One location in Del Mar

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Locations in Del Mar

3890 Valley Centre Dr Ste 103

+1 858 755 0400

Monday08:00 - 12:00
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2.0 Poor

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I had requested a car rental near the San DIego airport and when I got to Avis, was told that the pickup for the car was about 20 minutes away and it was suggested that I Uber there. I didn't have time for that, so they referred me to a private car rental service that provides transportation primarily for missionaries heading for Mexico. The private agency owners were very accommodating, but I paid twice the price quoted, got a car that didn't have a functioning speedometer, a brake light that wouldn't turn off, and another dial on the dash that was out of control. Overall, it was a big disappointment and delayed arrival at my destination by about an hour or so.

4.0 Mediocre

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Staff was good but car was dirty

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Off site from airport but much more affordable & really friendly crew

2.0 Poor

Mar 2022

KAYAK
My experience totally sucked! I booked a car online through kayak. I specified that I was picking the car up at the San Diego airport. As it turns out when I went to actually get the car at the San Diego airport the very well-mannered clerk informed me that the car was actually closer to del Mar in San Diego county which is a $50 taxi ride away. Talk about bait and switch. .. I managed to get another rental at San Diego airport but I will never get snookered again

2.0 Poor

Feb 2022

KAYAK
I arrived at the San Diego AVIS counter to find that they rented me a car at another location and my preferred car model was unavailable. I had to start the rental process all over again. I felt at a distinct disadvantage dealing with them at the last minute. I was either lucky to get any type of car or taken advantage by the confusing terms they used to explain the last minute charges. I ended up spending $944 for 10 days (originally it was under $400); the most expensive part of the vacation. Thanks for considered my (bad) experience. Mike Bonoff

1 out of 2

Budget

6.3

Locations in Del Mar

3890 Valley Centre Dr Ste 103

+1 858 755 7457

Monday08:00 - 12:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Easy service

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

It is so rare today to have a pleasant experience with any company in the service industry. My experience was one of those rare instances! Your representative was pleasant and efficient. The car was ready when we arrived and the paperwork took less than 5 minutes (which was very important because we had a 13 month old who needed a nap.) When we returned the car, the cost was exactly what had been agreed upon -- no hidden fees. Thanks for making this part of our trip run so smoothly!!

2.0 Poor

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

n/a

Cons:

n/a

2.0 Poor

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Did not have the car I requested and the car they gave had an oil problem which then had to be returned

1 out of 2

Dollar

6.2

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Del Mar

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Locations in Del Mar

6609 Mira Mesa Blvd

+1 858 320 9051

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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288 travelers who rented a car in Del Mar gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.6

Car rental locations in or near Del Mar

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$42/day

Good deal

$31/day

When to book a rental car in Del Mar

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