La Mesa car rentals from $25/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 La Mesa with a pick-up date of 4/23 and drop-off date of 4/25. 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 La Mesa

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Economy$25/day
Compact$25/day
Intermediate$27/day
Standard$25/day
Minivan$34/day
Full-size SUV$44/day
Premium$42/day
Luxury$34/day
Convertible$62/day
Standard SUV$27/day
Supplier choice$27/day
Intermediate SUV$28/day
Compact SUV$32/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in La Mesa

  • It’s in your best interest to rent a vehicle from a reliable La Mesa car rental if you’d like to visit a majority of the fun destinations in this city. This is because, with one, you can easily move from one destination to another directly. In contrast, on a bus, you may have to stop over or transfer, both of which are time-consuming. Some of the top sights in and on the outskirts of La Mesa you can drive to include Mission Trails Regional Park, an expansive recreational area with trails; San Pasqual Winery Tasting Room & Gallery, a top-notch winery that offers exclusive wine tasting; Water Conservation Garden, an outdoor green space that boasts a variety of flowering plants; and Sweetwater Reservoir, a well-maintained reservoir suitable for fishing.
  • San Diego Airport is La Mesa’s primary air transit station. If you’d like to rent a car once you land at the airport, you’ll be happy to hear that car rentals in La Mesa, such as Enterprise, Hertz, Budget, and Avis, have counters in the airport’s off-site car rental facility. The facility is accessible by a free shuttles service. You should head to the airport’s Ground Transportation Area to board one of these shuttles.
  • You’ll find driving your car rental in La Mesa a walk in the park, given that La Mesa boasts wide roads with proper road signage and pedestrian and cyclist paths. However, when on this city’s roads, it’s advisable to keep an eye out for your surroundings, drive at a low speed, cut out distractions, stay in line behind a slower car instead of abruptly changing lanes, and stay safely distant from the vehicles around you. Observing these defensive driving techniques is essential, given that not all La Mesa pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers follow traffic rules.
  • Many La Mesa residents are dependent on their cars to move around. Thus, La Mesa tends to experience slight traffic congestion. In the morning, the traffic congestion is usually from about 7:00 am to 9:00 am, while in the evening, it occurs from about 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. All car rentals in Mesa offer GPS navigation systems. Using such a system, you can easily identify routes with little traffic. Hence, when renting a car, request a GPS navigation system.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in La Mesa for $38 or less
  • Book your rental car in La Mesa at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Supplier choice rental cars in La Mesa are around 25% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in La Mesa

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in La Mesa?

    On average a rental car in La Mesa costs $50 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 La Mesa found in the last 2 weeks is $25.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in La Mesa?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($25/day).

  • How much is gas price in La Mesa?

    The average gas price in La Mesa is $3.82 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $46 and $61, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in La Mesa?

    Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in La Mesa.

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

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

  • 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 Pacific Rent A Car, Hertz, Fox, Budget, Payless, Alamo, Sixt, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis, and Economy Rent a Car.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in La Mesa?

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

  • How much does a Special car rental cost in La Mesa?

    A Special car rental in La Mesa costs $51 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in La Mesa?

    A Mini car rental in La Mesa costs $114 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in La Mesa?

    An Intermediate car rental in La Mesa costs $62 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in La Mesa?

    On average a rental car in La Mesa costs $347 per week ($50 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in La Mesa costs $1,489 per month ($50 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in La Mesa?

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in La Mesa?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 2 car rental agencies in La Mesa.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in La Mesa?

    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 La Mesa?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in La Mesa 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 La Mesa?

    Car rentals in La Mesa offer a variety of vehicles. At your preferred car rental, you can easily get an economy rental, a compact rental, an intermediate rental, a standard rental, a premium rental, a convertible, or a standard, compact, or intermediate SUV. Your rental car should be spacious enough to fit you, your companions, and your luggage. If you plan on traveling in your rental car alone or with one other individual, renting an economy rental would be wise. On the other hand, if you intend to travel with up to four other individuals, renting a standard, premium, or intermediate rental is advisable. The rental car you choose should also be capable of smoothly reaching the destinations you plan on visiting. Therefore, if you plan on driving to off-road destinations, you should rent an SUV.

  • What’s the speed limit in La Mesa?

    Different parts of La Mesa have different speed limits. If you’re on a road that passes through an urban, residential, school, or construction zone, you’re required not to exceed 25 mph. In contrast, if you’re on one of the highways heading out and into the city, you must not exceed 65 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in La Mesa?

    There are several spots to park in La Mesa. If you’re around Fletcher Parkway, Alvarado Road, and Amaya Drive, you can park your car at 8125 Fletcher Parkway Parking, 7241 Alvarado Road Parking, and 6669 Amaya Drive Parking, respectively. On the other hand, if you’re around Murray Drive, you can leave it at Park & Ride #22 Lot.

La Mesa car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

15 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

3 locations in La Mesa

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Locations in La Mesa

451 North Magnolia Ave

+1 619 444 4744

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

7370 Broadway

+1 619 460 6646

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

8323 Hercules St.

+1 619 698 2505

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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8.0 Very good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Everyone's nice and helpful!

Cons:

They already know what I was renting, they could’ve have it ready. I waited for over an hour, past my scheduled pick up time.

6.4 Okay

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I waited 50 minutes for my car . The car was given to me with 1/8 of a tank of gas .

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and efficient

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

This office is well-managed. Excellent customer service and good deals, this is my favorite Enterprise location

9.6 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly an prompt. Car was a very good value and the overall rental experience was very good.

9.2 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was exactly what was requested and was ready snd waiting. Personel were friendly and efficient. Much cheaper than renting at the airport.

Cons:

Parking area was so full we could barely pull in to pick up our rental.

1 out of 3

Hertz

8.8

Very good

22 reviews
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

4 locations in La Mesa

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Locations in La Mesa

6828 Federal Boulevard

+1 619 583 1569

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

7601 Alvarado Road

+1 619 469 1834

Monday08:00 - 17:3013:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:3013:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:3013:30 - 17:00
Thursday13:30 - 17:0008:00 - 17:30
Friday13:30 - 17:0008:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

761 Arnele Avenue Ste 5

+1 619 401 5980

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

8355 Hercules Dr

+1 619 469 1834

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2022

KAYAK
truck was not clean or fueled when I picked it up.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was really friendly and helpful. They went above my expectations to make my experience memorable.

Cons:

They forgot to show me where the button was to open the gas tank. But I was able to find it after some digging. Not a problem at all.

7.6 Good

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Pickup and drop off was a little time consuming.

6.0 Okay

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

No place to park your car. In a dealership and really slow service. Our car was not ready when we arrived.

9.6 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

We rented a Toyota Camry and traveled well over 1000 miles. The rental process was smooth and the car was comfortable.

Cons:

The car wasn't vacuumed well when we picked it up. We had to send it back to be cleaned.

2.4 Poor

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing about the company. The car got decent gas mileage. It was dinged up when I got it so I took pics to make sure they didn't try to say I did it. They just hand you the keys without any inspection.

Cons:

They are scam artists. Like used car salesmen, you come back and they tell you that you have to pay MORE! I paid for a full tank of gas when I already filled up the tank of gas when I returned it!!! And in CA, gas isn't cheap!

1 out of 6

CarWiz

3.2

Poor

No reviews available

One location in La Mesa

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6155 El Cajon Boulevard

+1 833 675 2070

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday08:00 - 17:30

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Avis

No score available yet

One location in La Mesa

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163 Fletcher Parkway

+1 619 401 0732

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Needed a truck for work and they gave me a nice Jeep Gladiator. It was terrific!

5.2 Fair

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

the car

Cons:

poor customer service. office was closed, owner wouldnt answer and the only employee there had no keys to the office.

8.0 Very good

Jun 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great gas mileage ran and drove great, comfortable

Cons:

Car not clean inside. I found trash under seats. Did not have windshield washer fluid. Sirus was preview only.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Very nice vehicle. made a long drive pleasant. Car was ready on arrival, fast friendly service.

Cons:

everyhing was fine

8.0 Very good

Apr 2023

KAYAK
The young man who helped me (SDSU student) was very good at his job. He was quick and efficient and gave excellent customer service. The Toyota Corolla I was first assigned had been driven by a smoker. The cigarette smell inside the car was pungent and unacceptable. I returned to the office and the young man, without hesitation, gave me keys to another car. Biggest frustration is not being able to contact the car pick up/drop off locations directly with questions. I had no idea what their hours of operation were and BARELY made it to drop off before they closed. There is no optional late drop off, no way to leave keys, etc. If I had been 8 minutes later, they would have closed and I would have missed my flight trying to deal with the car situation.

1 out of 2

Rent-4-Less

No score available yet

One location in La Mesa

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Locations in La Mesa

1110 El Cajon Blvd

(619) 444-3944

Opening times not available

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44 travelers who rented a car in La Mesa gave the car agency they used an average rating of 3.4

Car rental locations in or near La Mesa

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Average price

$50/day

Good deal

$38/day

When to book a rental car in La Mesa

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