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National City, CA
Jun 29 — Jul 6
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National City car rental information

Pick-up locationNational City
Rental locations4

Cheap car rentals in National City

$55/dayEconomy
$55/dayCompact
$60/dayIntermediate
$63/dayFull-size
$150/dayFull-size SUV
$86/dayPremium
$202/dayPassenger van
$90/dayLuxury
$183/dayConvertible
$82/dayPickup truck
$56/daySupplier choice
$64/dayCompact SUV
$64/dayIntermediate SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

National City car rental reviews and directory

From $2/dayRated #1
Budget
Best rated
9.3 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in National City
Budget
Locations in National City
565 Broadway+1 619 427 2404
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
From $32/dayRated #2
Hertz
8.1 Excellent (10 reviews)
2 locations in National City
Hertz
Locations in National City
2001 Sweetwater Road+1 619 474 1057
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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
  • 7.8
  • 8.6
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
4.4 OkayAug 19 2020
Cons: They would not except my debit card. Car was not clean. Gas tank was not full. Did not have overnight drop off
10.0 ExcellentJan 11 2018
Absolutely great experience.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 OkayApr 3 2017
Renting a car?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 GoodMar 11 2016
Overall value for moneyPros: 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 complaintsCons: 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 ExcellentFeb 21 2016
Cons: I wish I didn't have to pay for the extra $40 to d/o my car at the other branch
10.0 ExcellentJan 29 2016
Cons: Kayak needs to update Hertz' Chula Vista address
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From $1/dayRated #3
Enterprise
Most popular
Cheapest deal
7.6 Good (24 reviews)
4 locations in National City
Enterprise
Locations in National City
1 Park Blvd+1 619 696 5000
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
1145 National City Boulevard+1 619 477 7699
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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
900 F St Ste 167+1 619 696 5000
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 21 2021
Cons: The day of our flight we got a phone call letting us know that their office closes at 5:30 or 6..our flight didn’t even get in until 6. Had to cancel our enterprise rental and spend a lot more directly through Avis. Would not use this app again!
10.0 ExcellentAug 13 2019
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 MediocreMay 28 2019
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
9.2 ExcellentMar 27 2019
Cons: Pickup from the airport
10.0 ExcellentApr 10 2018
Enterprise Rocks!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.
8.0 ExcellentApr 16 2017
Cons: Service was satisfactory. No problems
2.0 MediocreMar 31 2017
Misleading loctionCons: Got to San Diego airport to get our car we pre rented. They said that the reservation was for down town. There was no easy way to get to the down town location. I only requested airport locations. You did not make that clear on the location. We had to pay $55 more than you quoted. Very Frustrated and disappointing. Not a good way to start a vacation. Howard
8.0 ExcellentFeb 25 2017
Pros: Had to cancel due to inclement weather.
4.0 OkayJan 23 2017
No choice...Pros: Without a choice or notification, Kayak decided to provide a rental car off campus from the airport my family was flying into. After an Uber ride to the downtown location separate from the airport location and shuttle services we obtained our car. If it wasn't for an unseasonable downpour my family wouldn't be so sour or wet from this inconvenience. Fare warning to package offers from Kayak. Make sure you know the airport address before taking the deal. Enterprise rentals made it right by the inconvenience of the services of Kayak by waiving the return of the car to a different location on our departure.
9.2 ExcellentOct 7 2016
Camaro convertible in San DiegoPros: Top-down motoring. Great service at the F St location.Cons: Outward visibility is seriously limited with the top up, which it was most of the time because SD was suffering through a nasty heat wave. It's a very large car in a city of very narrow parking places. Combine that with long doors, and you have a recipe for difficult ingress/egress.
From $36/dayRated #4
Avis
7 Good (28 reviews)
2 locations in National City
Avis
Locations in National City
4000 Coronado Bay Road+1 619 498 0783
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
640 Broadway+1 619 544 0438
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
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 6.8
  • 6.7
  • 7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 28 2020
Cons: Car wasn’t cleaned and had no gas. Agent kept us waiting for an hour and a half, never generated correct rental wffeement, we were billed for $233 tank of gas which we did not use.
8.0 ExcellentAug 10 2019
Pros: Very friendly
2.0 MediocreJul 30 2019
Cons: If there was a car available for rental
5.6 OkayJun 17 2019
Pros: The vehicle was clean and gas was full.Cons: The agent didn't answer questions well. I was made to feel inferior because my credit card was also debit. Actually getting the vehicle was not a nice experience. It was far from the office and instructions were unclear. There was also no way for me to check the vehicle and point out issues.
4.8 OkayJun 10 2019
Pros: Car was in good condition, upgraded to SUVCons: Tried to drop off, location was closed. Nobody at local or national helpdesk answered the phone to assist.
10.0 ExcellentSep 22 2018
Great service and locationPros: Got a free upgrade and we were able to return the vehicle to the garage late at night instead of paying for parking. Great location for gaslamp!
6.4 GoodSep 10 2018
More expensive than I was expectingPros: The process was really easy and the car was really goodCons: The price was a lot higher than I booked for. It was THE DOUBLE! the cashier told me that the inssurance was mandatory (which I know it isn't), and insisted on giving me a better car (though I insisted I didn't needed it), It was impossible to get the same price, or maybe something similar.
6.0 GoodAug 8 2018
call ahead to make sure some one is in the officePros: good clean car, easy location, but difficult to park nearby officeCons: I had to wait outside for 30 minutes to pick up the car, as they only had one person working and he was out picking up a car.
2.8 MediocreJul 25 2018
Dirty carPros: The car was dirty. Needed a wash. Wiper fluid was empty. Couldnot clean thw windows.Cons: Car was dirty.
10.0 ExcellentMay 2 2018
Great car, cleanPros: Clean , Had some scratches but didn’t really bother us. Easy pick up and easy return
EZ Van
1 location in National City
EZ Van
Locations in National City
745 H St+1 866 735 8267
Recent reviews
65 travelers who rented a car in National City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car rental locations in or near National City

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$9/day

Good deal

$6/day

When to book a rental car in National City

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Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in National City

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in National City for $6 or less
  • Book your rental car in National City at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in National City are around 96% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in National City

  • Some car rental companies in National City which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Enterprise, Europcar and Alamo

  • On average a rental car in National City costs $9 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($64/day) and Enterprise ($90/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 2001 Sweetwater Road 91950 (2 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in National City is $3.40 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $41 and $54, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in National City.

  • Car rental companies onsite at San Diego airport include Thrifty, Hertz, Fox, Pacific Rent A Car, Sixt, Payless, Enterprise, Dollar, Alamo and Ace.

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

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

  • A Economy car rental in National City costs $10 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in National City costs $6 per day, on average.

  • A Supplier choice car rental in National City costs $5 per day, on average.

  • In National City, cars are most frequently rented at Firefly Carretera Aeropuerto Sn (12 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in National City costs $64 per week ($9 per day).

  • On average a rental car in National City costs $274 per month ($9 per day).

  • 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!).