Oceanside car rentals

Oceanside car rentals

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Oceanside, CA
Sep 23 — Sep 30
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Oceanside, CA
Thu 9/23
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Oceanside car rental information

Pick-up locationOceanside
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Passenger van, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations7
Popular agenciesHertz, Avis, EZ Van, Budget

Cheap car rentals in Oceanside

Full-size SUV$66/day
Passenger van$108/day
Supplier choice$26/day
Intermediate SUV$43/day
Compact SUV$50/day
Standard SUV$52/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Oceanside car rental reviews and directory

From $38/dayRated #1
Best rated
8 Excellent (27 reviews)
3 locations in Oceanside
Locations in Oceanside
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJan 26 2021
Everything was good
6.0 GoodNov 7 2020
Yes I’m please very easy .I went first time , just the car I was selected it wasn’t available, but it works of what I chose. I’m happy with the service I am appreciate have a business with you!
6.8 GoodSep 2 2020
Car was very fun!The price for insurance was not clear and I overpaid for this.
10.0 ExcellentDec 1 2019
Staff friendly and courteous. Excellent car and rates.Nothing
10.0 ExcellentOct 21 2019
Staff was very friendly and informativeI 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.
8.4 ExcellentOct 1 2019
Even though I was out of their pick up range, they literally went the extra mile and picked me up so I didn't have to leave my car the whole weekend or gather my car up before my trip. Very helpful and professional.I requested an Ford Transit and got a Chevy passenger van which was sandy, had loose seats that I had to secure myself, food and stains on the benches, and lacked safety technology I would have expected in the Ford Transit with back up cameras, etc. Not happy with the vehicle switch.
10.0 ExcellentSep 19 2019
Brand new vehicle and a very professional, courteous staff.Everything was fine
10.0 ExcellentMar 6 2019
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.
9.6 ExcellentFeb 26 2019
a bit difficult to find the office, but everything worked out ok. nice to be offered a free upgrade. easy to work with. these folks.
10.0 ExcellentOct 27 2018
YESTextbook service, with personality!Can't complain, but still do. Not here, great, efficient service and bang for your buck. In n out, like a burger.
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From $39/dayRated #2
7.9 Good (24 reviews)
1 location in Oceanside
Locations in Oceanside
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 21 2021
The guys at Oceanside were wonderful! Friendly, courteous, and easy to work with. We were going from Oceanside to Pennsylvania and they made sure the car was in great condition for us. Double checked the oil, gave us a newer vehicle, and made sure we would be comfortable on our long haul. Can't say enough great things about these guys. Would definitely use them again for our next adventure. Thank you!
6.0 GoodJun 16 2021
That they upgraded us to a truck.Their list if mid size SUVs are all small size SUVs; total misrepresentation when we made our online reservations
8.0 ExcellentApr 1 2021
6.0 GoodApr 1 2021
They upgraded my car.The car smelled like cigarettes.
10.0 ExcellentOct 9 2019
Quick easy drop off
6.0 GoodFeb 5 2017
Pick up went well.Called 800 # rep gave me all kinds of wrin5g information concerning drop off time and location. Was no help at all.
8.0 ExcellentDec 22 2016
Nice carThe car had a lot of pick up. Good gas milage. Easy pick up and drop off. Lots of room...The car smelled like smoke :(
10.0 ExcellentDec 13 2016
Everything went smoothlyI got a nice upgradeNothing
10.0 ExcellentSep 15 2016
Very convenient.
7.2 GoodAug 21 2016
A few hiccupsStaff were friendly and courteousMy reserved vehicle wasn't available, had to pay increased fee, then at drop off they also tried to up charge me again for $65.00
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From $39/dayRated #3
7.6 Good (26 reviews)
2 locations in Oceanside
Locations in Oceanside
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  • 7.4
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentApr 27 2021
The staff was friendly and efficentThe car had a horrible smoke odor that permeated all of my luggage.
10.0 ExcellentMay 11 2020
Location was open early and very efficient. Times of operation during this time were also correct unlike agency I scheduled with prior day. Will certainly use this location for future use.
8.0 ExcellentMay 30 2019
Due to holiday weekend, office said the car hadn't been cleaned or gassed. Was given the choice to take as is or wait. Took it as is. Was told since given to me empty, I didn't need to fill the tank and was told a note was made. When checked in, the note didn't transfer, had to talk to Cust Svc.
10.0 ExcellentDec 17 2018
2.0 MediocreSep 10 2018
Dirty CarCar was dirty and smelled bad inside. Also, needed gas.
2.0 MediocreJun 9 2018
Not worth the “savings”The customer services were very poor. Having a reservation in hand I was ready to go. I showed up and no vehicles were available. Apparently no ono could get a thing done. Kayak sent me to Avis and Avis sent me to Kayak. After some time they wanted me to drive over hour away to pick up a vehicle. Ended up having to use a different company. Never again
7.6 GoodFeb 28 2018
One of the few I could find for a short rental periodCouldn't get a late pick up time
8.0 ExcellentJan 17 2018
I liked the way the car drove. Good visibility
10.0 ExcellentAug 29 2017
EXCELLENT SERVICEI didn't catch the guys name but he did an amazing job getting the best prices for me. This was my first time renting with the company and because of the desk agent it definitely won't be my last.I loved the vehicle I rented. I rented through kayak and I made a reservation the morning of and picked up the vehicle at noon. I also loved that I could pick up in Oceanside and drop off in San Diego, there weren't a lot of rental agencies that had a vehicle available for my needs.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 25 2017
easy to drop off
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From $32/dayRated #4
Most popular
Cheapest deal
7.6 Good (27 reviews)
1 location in Oceanside
Locations in Oceanside
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  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 6 2021
Sebastian was knowledgeable, polite and helpful. The pick-up location was convenient.additional clerks
8.0 ExcellentMar 17 2021
Pick up took an hour at off airport location. Drop off at Reno Airport was just fine.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 ExcellentDec 3 2020
Turn signal was not functioning
2.0 MediocreMar 28 2020
If I would have been able to go.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
4.4 OkayNov 11 2019
The staf was nice..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...
6.8 GoodMay 14 2019
The agency is closed from noon on Saturday to Monday morning. Inconvenient compared to competitors.
4.0 OkayDec 27 2018
Bad Customer ServiceService Rep. tried to charge extra cleaning fees becuase she assumed there had been a pet in my Car.
4.8 OkayApr 15 2018
Pick up time was running late and Nothing they can do about it.PricingUnable to pick up car after a fleight delay. The guy was inside, they were closed and there was nothing they could do for me. Called another Hertz location and the wanted to charge me double... no car rental, outin the street, with my luggage... The guy at Hertz in ocranside blvd in oceanside ca could have had better customer service by going above and beyond to help someone that really needed help.
2.0 MediocreApr 3 2018
Extremely Bad ServiceNOTHINGThese guys RUINED my trip. They wouldn't look at my paperwork. Made me wait over an hour. Then in the end they tell me they gave my reserved car away to someone else!! This wasted over 3hrs of my time by detouring to get this car, and screwed up my entire trip to Arizona. What an unbelievable waste of time. The clerk was rude and inconsiderate. I hated everything about this company and this was my worst rental experience EVER.
7.6 GoodMar 30 2018
Car was excellentLonger wait time than usual for pickup. Only one person available at desk.
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EZ Van
2 locations in Oceanside
EZ Van
Locations in Oceanside
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From $130/day
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
1 location in Oceanside
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in Oceanside
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104 travelers who rented a car in Oceanside gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

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When to book a rental car in Oceanside

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Top tips for renting a car in Oceanside

  • Come to the beach city of Oceanside in California and visit the expansive 1,954 ft Oceanside Fishing Pier, which spans a large part of the Pacific Ocean. You can park your car here and indulge in fishing or enjoy a good dinner at Ruby's Diner. If that doesn't sound like fun, then a tour of the Oceanside Museum of Art or California Surf Museum would do it. The Oceanside Fishing Pier is about 86 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport. The Oceanside Museum of Art and the California Surf Museum are around 87 miles from the airport. For convenience and flexibility, drive around to these sites in a rental car instead of the overpriced taxis. You can rent a car through KAYAK with various car rentals in Oceanside and run your schedules comfortably.
  • At the Los Angeles International Airport, there are about 10 on-site car rentals where you can rent a car. Ace, Budget, Hertz, Airport Van, NU Car, U-Save, Fox, Thrifty, and Sixt are among the car rentals in Oceanside with offices at the airport. They also provide shuttle or pick-up services mostly at the exit terminal at the airport. Most of these car rental companies have offices near the arrivals terminal at the airport. You can pick up a shuttle to your respective hotel in the city or rent a car with Oceanside car rentals and drive yourself conveniently to your specific destination.
  • As a beach city, Oceanside is popular with local and visiting tourists and surfers. The city experiences a bustle of activity during the summer vacation seasons when thousands of tourists throng the city's expansive beaches. If you visit Oceanside around such time, you may experience heavy traffic gridlocks on most roadways. Other road conditions include rain, wind, mist, and snow, which are usually only present during winter. Most highways in Oceanside have traffic cameras, so ensure that you adhere to traffic rules. We encourage safe and responsible driving at all times.
  • Oceanside is a busy city, and commuters are on the road as early as 5am. The rush hour begins at around 5:30am and stretches to mid-morning around 10:30am. Evening rush hour starts at around 4pm and slows down at 7pm. The busiest road in Oceanside is State Route 78, with its western terminus at Interstate 5.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Oceanside for $37 or less
  • Book your rental car in Oceanside at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Oceanside are around 28% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Oceanside

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

  • On average a rental car in Oceanside costs $47 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($30/day), Budget ($43/day) and Avis ($66/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at EZ Van 302 Missouri St 92054 (1 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Oceanside is $3.52 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Oceanside.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Los Angeles airport include Thrifty, Hertz, U-Save, Fox, Sixt, Dollar, Airport Van, NU Car, Ace and Budget.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Los Angeles airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Enterprise, Hertz, U-Save, Sixt, Dollar, Airport Van, Alamo, NU Car, and Advantage.

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

  • A Economy car rental in Oceanside costs $41 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Oceanside costs $46 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in Oceanside costs $67 per day, on average.

  • In Oceanside, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 1816-c Oceanside Blvd. (1 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Oceanside costs $327 per week ($47 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Oceanside costs $1,402 per month ($47 per day).

  • The type of car you can drive around Oceanside depends on several factors. They include the nature of your visit, the number of passengers and personal preferences. A full SUV or minivan works best with a group of around six people or a family on vacation. On the other hand, an economy, intermediate or compact car is ideal for a few people or a solo traveler.

  • The maximum speed limit on most California highways is 65-70mph. However, it is half the same limit in Oceanside, which is 35mph. Different roads and streets in Oceanside have different speed limits between 40 and 25mph. Major streets and busy highways have a maximum speed limit of 35mph, while streets connecting to residential areas and business buildings are 25mph.

  • The average gas price in Oceanside is around $3.20 per gallon. Most gas stations in Oceanside, including Mobil, Arco, Mohsen, and G&M, charge between $3.21 to $3.39. On average, filling up your gas tank can cost you between $33 and $44, depending on your car size.

  • You can park your car at the public parking garage on Cleveland Street. The Oceanside city council runs the garage at around $3 per hour and $5 per day. The garage is located in Downtown Oceanside and operates daily from 5am to midnight. Surfrider Way on 202 Street is another parking garage near Oceanside Fishing Pier, charging around $2 per hour and $5 per day from 6am to 8pm daily. 224 Pier View, also near the Fishing Pier, provides 24h parking services and charges about $5 per day. Harbor Drive North and Riverside Drive parking garages in Downtown Oceanside provide round-the-clock free parking services.

  • 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!).