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San Jose car rentals

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San Jose, CA
May 26 — Jun 2
Same drop-off
San Jose, CA
Thu 5/26
Noon
Thu 6/2
Noon

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San Jose car rental information

Pick-up locationSan Jose
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations52
Airport locations26
Popular agenciesHertz, Fox

Cheap car rentals in San Jose

Economy$28/day
Compact$30/day
Intermediate$32/day
Standard$34/day
Full-size$34/day
Full-size SUV$77/day
Premium$56/day
Luxury$74/day
Compact SUV$49/day
Intermediate SUV$52/day
Standard SUV$55/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

San Jose car rental reviews and directory

From $91/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (392 reviews)
1 location in San Jose
Alamo
Locations in San Jose
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 11 2022
When I picked up the car a little orientation to the car would be nice so I would know all the features and most importantly where is the gas tank door opener 😳. 😂
10.0 ExcellentApr 24 2022
Price was better than competitors, easy and fast pickup, clean and very nice, new car, easy drop off.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 7 2022
Just needed a little more explanation on charges since I bought insurance through kayak and it seems like they charge me again. Also, it would be nice if the counter people are aware of the type of car that is in inventory. That is, know the features. I upgraded since I was told there is apple car play in the car so I can use the GPS. Apparently, there isn't.
10.0 ExcellentAug 24 2021
Quite roomy Soul Kia. Liked that I could put down the back seats and carry a bunch of goodies to a wedding site.
7.9 GoodAug 17 2021
The Jeep is not a very good car, compared to others. Sorry, but it is poorly designed. That said, it is comfortable and it works.
6.0 GoodMay 27 2021
Check-in was easy and she/the agent was friendly.Not a fan of NISSAN cars. Dash isn't intuitive and not the best car to drive. Found trash under the seat from a previous driver.
10.0 ExcellentSep 22 2020
The staff was amazing.
8.0 ExcellentSep 13 2020
Vehicle fine. Check in process easyExplanation of car features as no vehicle manual supplied. Had no idea how to access gas tank
4.4 OkayJul 13 2020
The agent offered a upgrade for a fee for a jeep cherokee. I had an issue with my card and had to call them. I walked from the transaction to call the card provider and was assigned a Nissan Rogue. I have hated every Nissan I have driven and would never pay extra to drive one. It was past 9 pm and I still had to go home and load up before leaving on my 800 mile drive to be with my mom who's husband died the next morning. My back still hurts from the low quality nissan seating .
8.0 ExcellentJul 9 2020
Ease of rentalHad to cross busy airport road to get to rental area. Maybe people bridge would be safer.
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From $92/dayRated #2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (287 reviews)
9 locations in San Jose
Enterprise
Locations in San Jose
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleAug 25 2021
The wait was an hour and a half.
10.0 ExcellentJul 10 2021
The car that’s I was given was much better than the one I ordered.
10.0 ExcellentJun 30 2021
The staff was great.
4.8 OkayOct 4 2020
We rented for a month an SUV in order to go from CA to FL. The internal electrical stopped working on our way there. When I called to alert the problem in California, they told me to go to the nearest airport enterprise location in FL. Here, their first answer was that I should take it to a Firestone store to get it checked. I called the nearest Firestone and they told me they couldn't touch the car being so new and low milage; it was the dealership's problem. I called enterprise again and they told me to take it to the nearest dealership. At the dealership they told me that they can't service a car brought in by the customer. With enough frustration built, and the original San Jose office shinning by their absence, I demanded a simple swap of the car but they made me call 4 different enterprise locations in FL looking for an SUV replacement. An assistant manager in Daytona finally managed to put us in a minivan, but all of this took 20 calls and 3 days of painful dodging by their representatives. I will definitely be dodging their service in their future. Not recommend.
8.0 ExcellentSep 27 2020
All good
3.2 MediocreAug 22 2020
Price did not show fees upon pickupShow all fees instead of catching your consumer off guard
10.0 ExcellentAug 10 2020
Staff was quick to help. Great car.Nothing
4.8 OkayJul 17 2020
Friendly staff.1. Someone picking up the phone (called two open locations, no answer, one said to leave a message). 2. Being given instructions for one-way drop off at airport at time of rental or at least posted in rental car drop off lot. I had to call Enterprise to find out what to do once I parked the car as there was no attendant (Medford, OR). 3. Receiving revised receipt. There "special" car was a huge, double-cab pick up truck. Basically, no trunk and this was an airport pick up. So, I upgraded to a Toyota Corolla. When I dropped off the car, I was told a receipt would automatically be emailed to me but I never received and had to contact customer report for a copy.
5.6 OkayJan 5 2020
Drop off was a nightmare. I dropped it off at another location as the original reservation was, but I was not registered in the system when I picked up the car. The manager and staff did not know what to do and couldn’t assist me. They could not get a hold of the original airport I rented from to finish my registration so they could close my account. I had to call enterprise customer service personally standing in the enterprise office to speak to customer service to help. I spent nearly 2 hours there just trying to drop off my car. Staff and manager were not helpful and did not apologize once.The car was great and clean, no issues there. See above for why I am rating a poorly.
2.0 MediocreNov 13 2019
when we returned the rental we received 50% off of the rental for the inconvenience.Had mechanical problems with the rental, took over 17 hours to have someone call us back to exchange the rental and when we tried to go into another Enterprise to exchange the rental no one help us but instead told us to go back to the original Enterprise, which was 50 miles away. It should have been handled in less then 1hour, not 17 hours later.
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From $90/dayRated #3
Thrifty
8 Excellent (234 reviews)
1 location in San Jose
Thrifty
Locations in San Jose
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayOct 28 2021
Was charged additional expenses without any explanation.
1.9 HorribleSep 21 2021
Total scam on the coverage!!! We paid $1000 for our 10 day rental and at the time of pick up were told the insurance was not included and that would be an additional $39 per day minimum. Plus all these extra taxes and fees we were stuck with a $700 bill on top of the $1000. There is no way their coverage is worth $40 per day for the baseline. We could have paid less money at a nicer rental car company and not had to stand in line for an hour and a half to get our car at pick up. Terrible experience.
10.0 ExcellentJun 21 2021
Staff at front desk and car exit were both helpful and friendly
10.0 ExcellentJun 15 2021
The staff at San Jose airport were the best I ever worked with!!!! They helped get us in the right vehicle for 6 people and luggage. The manager at San Jose airport on Friday, June 11, 2014 was especially helpful, efficient and kind. I was so impressed with this company!
10.0 ExcellentJun 14 2021
More people needed to be working at pickup. Waiting for 30 minutes isnt fun.
4.4 OkayNov 4 2020
Pick up has been painful. Drop off was cumbersome. Still awaiting my final receipts.
7.2 GoodOct 3 2020
Straightforward process. Car feels cleanThe hood of the car open but there was no indication of it on the car. Found out when it started moving on the freeway. This put my life in danger. Staff should have made sure that the hood was close and the car should have warned the driver that the hood is open.
6.4 GoodSep 29 2020
The staff were very friendly at pick up and drop off and the car was clean. It had a few scratches, but nothing too bad. Fuel economy was better than expected.The price was significantly better than other companies for the same type of car and it would have rated a higher score on value for money if it were not for the fact that the car needed some TLC. The engine sounded rough under load (like it was knocking), it needed oil (which I added) and the convertible top had trouble locking properly when it was lowered. I noticed later that the key had a sticker on it that said "check engine", but it seems that was not done.
9.2 ExcellentAug 16 2020
Staff was very helpful and friendly at SJCCar wasn't in spot marked on envelope. Had to look around for a few minutes to find it.
10.0 ExcellentJul 19 2020
All aspects of this rental were wonderful. Typical pushy sales on upselling when you go to pickup, but that's expected and you can "nope" your way through it.
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From $79/dayRated #4
Dollar
7.7 Good (208 reviews)
1 location in San Jose
Dollar
Locations in San Jose
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentApr 3 2022
Wish the car was smoke free. The whole trip we had to endure the smoky smell of the car. I had bad allergy from the smell of the car
8.0 ExcellentMar 18 2022
There was only one agent at check in who left for his at one point and one agent from the next agency counter had to take over . Longest line and slowest moving line was Dollar . On the plus side , the drop off was greatest ever .
6.0 GoodMar 7 2022
They keep pushing you to upgrade or saying that you will get a compact car even when they don’t have any compact cars there. My suggestion is to stay strong to your choices and if it doesn’t work, go back and ask for an upgrade.
10.0 ExcellentOct 13 2021
Every interaction with staff was pleasant, efficient, helpful.
5.9 OkayOct 5 2021
It took 1.5 hours at check in!
10.0 ExcellentJul 1 2021
Great car Mazda CX-5. Easy dropoff (contactless - just leave the keys in the car and go).As seems to be the new norm, the wait for pickup was much longer than it needed to be. Hire enough staff please.
6.0 GoodApr 26 2021
The car was clean and the price was very fair. However, see below...I rented a certain class for not only the luxury comfort, but for the size. However, Dollar did not have the car I rented. They first tried to down grade me to a lower class, but larger car. I did not think this was fair so I did not agree. We went through the options and I explained, due to having two of my elder uncles with me and their need for a larger car, I needed something larger. Eventually a larger car was offered, but at a much higher rate. Again, I did not agree as a car in my category should have been available to me. Eventually I was offered another luxury vehicle (supposedly in the same class), but much smaller and the entire weekend we had difficulty getting my uncles in and out of it. Due to the inability to have a car ready for me in the class I rented I would have preferred the “upgrade” to an adequate car but the agent would not agree without additional payment to which I did not think was fair.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 12 2020
Staff very friendly and helpfulShould be more proactive in looking for damages during inspection
10.0 ExcellentFeb 7 2020
Friendly service
4.4 OkayDec 5 2019
I prepaid and Dollar upsold my poor mother. Never again will I use kayak for car rentals.
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From $95/dayRated #5
Budget
7.5 Good (170 reviews)
5 locations in San Jose
Budget
Locations in San Jose
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 1 2022
Did not disclose that there would be a speed limit cap on sports car. Made it difficult and distracting to drive with flow of traffic due to constant alarming. Seems unsafe as well since car would slow down when approaching top speed set by car. If I had to speed up to avoid an obstacle, would prevent me from being able to do so. Ironically, the cap made car more unpredictable and less safe.
10.0 ExcellentApr 29 2022
Simple pick up and drop off.
4.0 OkayMar 20 2022
Pick-up was very slow. Stood waiting for my car for a half hour before it arrived. Asked clerk about the delay and she said that was normal... My vehicle was a great model, but was filthy inside. They sprayed a bunch of cleaner inside and failed to wipe most of it up. There were chips or cracker crumbs all over the seat and middle console. I would have returned the vehicle for further cleaning, but was already late for an appointment due to the initial wait.
2.0 MediocreMar 15 2022
The experience was awful. They gave me a wrong car and when I went back to change it the worker was very very rude and didn’t want to help us. Tried to explain to the workers that because of their mistakes I can’t get the car back in time because I lost a lot of time bringing the car back because they were closed for 6 hours and I got my car last minute. I was a very bad experience and I would never ever get a car from them.
2.0 MediocreMar 14 2022
Gave me a compact instead of intermediate. Staff was not helpful.
10.0 ExcellentJan 18 2022
It was great, cery smooth process.
10.0 ExcellentJan 11 2022
No complaints. The insurance, which is always a pay at the counter thing was more expensive than Avis at Oakland was. Otherwise fine.
8.0 ExcellentJan 4 2022
Car worked great. The drop off was a bit confusing - had to bring it to a different office and drop keys in the drop box.
2.0 MediocreDec 31 2021
Center console compartment was totally of cigarette ashtray smell. Everything I put in there, including all of my masks, had to be trashed because it was like putting it on directly from an ashtray. Totally disgusting. Budget Rent-A-Car only gave me $20 coupon code in response to this. Truly sucks. I had a pregnant wife and a two-year-old toddler in the car the entire trip. Also the front right bumper kept snapping off
4.0 OkayDec 24 2021
Received a faulty car. Sent me wrong paperwork for replacement car. Very annoyed.
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From $117/dayRated #6
Payless
7 Good (213 reviews)
1 location in San Jose
Payless
Locations in San Jose
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 28 2022
I got dissatisfaction with kayak charging me an insurance that I did not need
6.0 GoodApr 18 2022
The staff when i went to pick up was extremely rude and pushy
10.0 ExcellentJan 3 2022
Loved the Customer Service and vehicle we were given
7.9 GoodSep 9 2021
They should have had people at the payless counter instead of shuffling people over to the avis/budget counter. It took about 30 to 45 minutes just to get to the counter and another 20 minutes to get the car. If I didn't budget my time, I would have been late for our family event.
1.9 HorribleSep 6 2021
The Payless counter was closed and directed everyone to the budget car rental counter which was an extremely long line. We landed at 2pm and went straight to pick up the car. We were in line by 2:10pm and we didn’t get to the front of the counter until 3:30pm. We finally got sent to pick up the car in which took an additional 30 mins of waiting to get the car turned into us. By the time we were driving off the San Jose airport it was 4pm. That placed a dent in all our plans and reservations we had planned on our trip. It was really saddening to know that no one even tried to assist or apologize for wait times. The staff was not friendly in the car pick/drop off area.
10.0 ExcellentAug 22 2021
Flawless.
10.0 ExcellentApr 20 2021
Staff was excellent at pick up and drop offHad difficulty finding the actual registration desk. Confusing multiple floors/signing. Didn’t know Payless was also Avis.
10.0 ExcellentMar 29 2021
The staff was helpful. When I picked up the car, it had a half tank of gas. They told me to return it with the same amount, which I did. But when I got there, they charged me for the remainder for a full tank. I went to the desk and the agent there and guy who checked it out a few days before to me were very helpful and corrected it (refunded the difference).
6.0 GoodMar 8 2021
Clean car, employees at counter very politeFor starters I thought I was renting car with kayak not with other party that I never heard of it. On paper it says I got car at 5:36 but reality was that car was no ready and got it at 5:59p not a problem understandable even if it delay me am put me to more traffic time but for them is not ok for us to turn late, I got there at 8;07p and seems I was charge another. My point is we don’t get discount for pick up late but get fully charged for being late “very fair”
2.0 MediocreOct 20 2020
I can't cancel
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From $41/dayRated #7
Hertz
Most popular
6.8 Good (255 reviews)
9 locations in San Jose
Hertz
Locations in San Jose
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
  • 6.4
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayApr 22 2022
The rental was for what looked like a cargo van. When showed up received a box truck. It was humongous. Way larger than needed.
10.0 ExcellentMar 29 2022
The van is in good condition. The checkin and checkout process is fast.
10.0 ExcellentMar 22 2022
Monique at the front desk is efficient, knowledgeable, and responsive.
1.9 HorribleOct 12 2021
They did not have a car for me. They told me third party companies allow customers to reserve vehicles without knowing what Hertz’s inventory is. Terrible experience. Will not book ANYTHING through KAYAK again. Will let everyone I know about my experience, so hopefully they don’t go through what I did. I was left out in my the cold with my two year old daughter and wife to figure out my vehicle situation
7.9 GoodSep 23 2021
The San Carlos address I was given the appointment time for, is not located there, it’s located on the alameda, so I was late for the travel. Didn’t get my car till 12pm. Other than that staff was friendly, and nice!
10.0 ExcellentJul 18 2021
Smooth transaction.
6.0 GoodJul 4 2021
Staff was very friendlyInterior of the rental car was filthy.
4.0 OkayJun 25 2021
The staff at the pick-up location were very friendly. The car was clean.I ordered a full-size vehicle and they downgraded me to a smaller vehicle without any warning. Didn't even give me a discount. There was nobody at the drop-off location, despite the fact that I arrived at my scheduled time. I had to wait a half an hour just to drop off the key to my car. The rental price was unreasonably high, especially considering I didn't receive the right car.
6.0 GoodJun 21 2021
Much better delivery
6.0 GoodMay 21 2021
The Staff at Pick-Up and Drop-off were professional and very nice.The car was dirty, low on oil and wind shield fluid when we picked it up.
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From $71/dayRated #8
Fox
6 Good (534 reviews)
1 location in San Jose
Fox
Locations in San Jose
  • 6.2
  • 6.3
  • 5.8
  • 5.9
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 6 2022
Very helpful and easy to use
4.0 OkayMar 21 2022
Waited over two hours for the vehicle I reserved over two months ago. When I finally was allowed to proceed to get in the vehicle it had not been cleaned and had no gas in it. That delayed me another hour.
6.0 GoodMar 19 2022
The staff was friendly, however my reserved car was not available and I had to wait 1 hour on a list to fill out paperwork for a substitute vehicle that I did not even request. I missed my sons wedding rehearsal because of this delay
4.0 OkayMar 12 2022
Previous information about real final costs is very tricky. From a budget online of about 350$ we paid over 1000 $. Poor information about all kinds of costs included, and plan lies in the website about what insurances to contract (I.e. Allianz recommended by website, then not accepted by Fox at checkin).
2.0 MediocreFeb 28 2022
It’s a total scam of a company. We were explicitly told there will be no charges when picking up the car, and found a massive bill after returning car. A den of lies and thieves!
8.0 ExcellentNov 24 2021
It seems like the staff member Ahmed Adan was somewhat new and inexperienced, however, his customer skills were excellent and kept ensuring us that he’s doing his best to take care of us. When we went to get our vehicle, it was not in the spot we were told (it was still being washed) so the attendant up there, Michelle, hooked us up with an even better upgrade. Everyone was extremely nice and professional.
6.0 GoodNov 2 2021
The two workers behind the desk were friendly but had a line of 5 people. We waited 25 minutes even though we had a reservation. The car was expensive and not thoroughly cleaned. There were marks on the door and dash that I had to clean. It made me wonder if the vehicle had been fully sanitized or wiped down. I won’t rent from Fox again, unfortunately.
10.0 ExcellentOct 4 2021
Everyone was nice and helpful. My only complaint is a $200 drop of charge that I paid as part of the bill even though I returned and picked up the car at the same location. I'd like a refund for that please.
10.0 ExcellentSep 28 2021
The service was quick and easy. The customer service was excellent!
10.0 ExcellentSep 28 2021
Good price and easy pickup and dropoff
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From $108/dayRated #9
Sixt
7.4 Good (53 reviews)
1 location in San Jose
Sixt
Locations in San Jose
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 20 2022
Was upgraded to a BMW X2. Super clean, super fun, super great price!
2.0 MediocreFeb 16 2022
They accepted my reservation without having the vehicle in stock. Sixt continued to charge my credit card despite failing to provide the agreed vehicle
2.0 MediocreJan 12 2022
I have paid in full when I reserved the car on kayak site and when i returned the car with full tank of gas, they still charged me $217.72. there is no phone number to reach out to a real customer service at Sixt and we are still going back and forth. On top of that, when I went to pick up a car, I have reserved Luxury mid size SUV, they rented out the car they told me that they don't have that model and they only had station wagon and they were telling me that it is a compatible car. the guy at the counter was not only helpful with the situation but very rude and had to talk to his supervisor and suggested that I come back to pick up the mid size SUV the next day as if that was a deal that I was getting. I had to waste so much time going back to pick up the car twice at the airport and there are no apologies and now I am having to deal with the charge of $217.72 for not fueling the fee which is a lie.... I would never want to do business with sixt rental car and I will not recommend to anyone.
2.0 MediocreJan 9 2022
My flight was cancelled last minute due to weather and I was unable to make the trip. The only way to contact them is through email and their customer service is worse than Comcast. They still have yet to send an invoice for cancellation charges. I have used them before, but now I'll pay extra to go with a different rental agency. Sixt proves that they're just a cooperation and don't care about their customers.
10.0 ExcellentJan 1 2022
We got a convertible instead of a Corolla. Very happy with the service!
6.0 GoodNov 29 2021
The car
10.0 ExcellentNov 28 2018
Great services replace
10.0 ExcellentSep 6 2017
SixT best bang for the buckCheap price and no wait. Because SixT is less well known than the others, the lines for pick up were atrocious at Hertz, Avis, etc but non-existent at SixT. Mildly slick attempt at getting us to choose un-needed insurance (aren't they all?) but otherwise super-attentive service. No prob with the car at all. Drop off was a breeze.A couple of dents in the car not documented at pick-up - we had to note these and have them write then down before we took off with the vehicle.
10.0 ExcellentAug 26 2017
Great Rental ExperienceEasy, friendly car pick up at San Jose airport.Nothing, very pleased!
10.0 ExcellentAug 15 2017
Great Rental ExperienceUpgraded to a higher class of carNothing
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From $84/dayRated #10
Avis
7.3 Good (59 reviews)
5 locations in San Jose
Avis
Locations in San Jose
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 25 2022
Check out was extremely slow and instructions were not clear at all. We waited an hour to get our car
8.0 ExcellentApr 19 2022
Car ordered was not available, they upgraded me. GOOD Car was delivered to us with about a quarter tank of gas. Cost us $72 to fill it before we could use it. BAD
2.0 MediocreApr 11 2022
over charged me for miles and time on my return. also included insurance which I told them I didn't want.
8.0 ExcellentMar 3 2022
Not their fault, the location is not at the airport you take an uber/taxi to it (short ride $27 Uber) I knew this, just forgot. You can drop the car off at the airport rental for an extra $25 though. We had a Toyota Camry it was very comfortable and easy on the wallet with gas prices the way they are.
5.9 OkayJul 28 2021
When you need a car - there is always a line and 1 clerk at your place of reservation
10.0 ExcellentJun 15 2021
Staff was super friendly and car was very clean. Easy pickup and dropoffwish they had after-hours drop-off
10.0 ExcellentJun 5 2021
EverythingNothing
4.0 OkayApr 20 2021
Staff was inept and inexperienced to handle a simple situation. We liked the car model.The car was not cleaned at all. Surprising they rented out without cleaning and sanitizing in COVID times. After bringing this issue to the agent, he said he could not help it. I was mad but had no option but to take it. Myself and two of my family members cleaned the car inside out for two hours before starting the trip. Horrible experience. Won’t rent from Avis again.
10.0 ExcellentAug 24 2020
professional staff. very efficient checkin and return process. nice car in good shape and very clean. everything that I could ask for worked very well
6.4 GoodJul 5 2020
The car needs a good wash
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From $169/dayRated #11
National
8 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in San Jose
National
Locations in San Jose
  • 10
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 6
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMar 29 2017
Great van and service!Helpful employees at pick up and drop off.Rate was high, but I should have made the reservation earlier.
From $199/dayRated #12
Airport Van
6.1 Good (25 reviews)
1 location in San Jose
Airport Van
Locations in San Jose
  • 6.3
  • 6.1
  • 6.3
  • 5.8
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 7 2020
Good overall
2.0 MediocreMay 27 2020
Incorrect pick up address and contact information, no one there to assist
4.8 OkayJun 29 2019
The can was in good condition.The offices were filthy, the line desperately long. I lined up for more than an hour to pick up the van. And no excuses were given by the staff.
5.6 OkayJul 24 2018
Lot of Van optionsLimited Mileage and long wait
2.0 MediocreMay 21 2018
Watch Terms and ConditionsThe rate appeared favorable for newer vehicle with unlimited mileage.Did not rent from AVR when it turned out not to be unlimited mileage. My experience with Sixt was excellent.
3.2 MediocreApr 4 2018
Below satisfactory rental experience - overallThey did have availability of the van. Ran well.wrong address was provided by Kayak. They gave us 15 seat passenger van with zero cargo space. They did not even tell us about this upfront. Also i had to wait 45 minutes at the rental space for them to finish cleaning up, and they changed the rental vehicle at the last minute. Van was not fully cleaned. The back seats were very dirty.
9.6 ExcellentApr 3 2018
Well worth the off airport location.The people were very friendly and customer service oriented. A quick call brought them to pick us up in a shuttle service back to their office less than 10 minutes from the airport. Their rental vehicles were 2018 new and the process went very smoothly. Should family trips take us back near any of their areas, I have no issues calling them first based off this experience.Two small issues were 1. the rental didn’t have plates and as it turned out to be minimal, the higher risk of being pulled over and dealing with a patrol officer was there and 2. a miscommunication that we could have used the rental to be dropped off back at the airport instead of unloading and reloading luggage into their shuttle would have topped the experience off nicely. Minimal affect on the experience as a whole.
2.8 MediocreFeb 26 2018
ScammedThe car had 4 wheels and an engineThis entire experience was a scam, the booking process as well as the email I received on booking claimed I was getting unlimited miles. It wasn’t until I got to the rental location that I was told, sorry only 200 miles original “check out fine print”. This is why I dont plan on using kayak again.
6.0 GoodNov 24 2017
What was offered is not the same as advertisedVan was spacious. Large cargo space.Van was old with 90k miles on it. AC grills at the passengers in the back were broken or removed. No air flow control. Gas tank cover was broken. Step to the rear passengers area was very high and difficult to claim and step out. My wife fell down from the step and injured her leg. Van had only 17gallons per mile. Advertised as 23. Mandatory insurance $29.99 a day, instead of advertised $11/day. We were told that it is because it’s a commercial van, but we never been told so in advertising.
8.8 ExcellentJun 6 2017
Best price for minivan.
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Zeeba Rent-A-Van
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3 locations in San Jose
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Europcar
1 location in San Jose
Europcar
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Flight Car
1 location in San Jose
Flight Car
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Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in San Jose
Goldcar Rental SP
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Its Rent a Car
1 location in San Jose
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Rhodium
1 location in San Jose
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2433 travelers who rented a car in San Jose gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car rental locations in or near San Jose

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$90/day

Good deal

$69/day

When to book a rental car in San Jose

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in San Jose

  • Explore every nook and cranny of San Jose with the flexibility a rental car can provide. Whether it is a trip to the Alum Rock Park in the northeast of San Jose or the Levi Stadium, which is about 9 miles out of the city, a rental car can get you there in no time.
  • There are various rental car options at San Jose International Airport, including Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, and Sixt. The Rental Car Center can be found at Terminal B and passengers landing at Terminal A are provided with a shuttle bus transporting them directly to the Rental Center.
  • Californian cities in general are teeming with tourists during the summer season and traffic can be a challenge during peak times. Also, drivers have a reputation to not use the turn signals when changing lanes or making a turn, so always double-check and drive carefully. Always watch out for pedestrians, as crosswalks are sometimes not properly indicated, and San Jose is one of the cities with the highest pedestrian death rates, so it’s better to be safe.
  • San Jose’s morning rush hour is at its worst between 7 and 8:30 AM, so it is advisable to avoid starting any trips during that time. Between 4:30 and 6:00 PM, when workers return to their homes, traffic increases significantly again, especially on the US-101. As San Jose is famous for its amazing weather, the summer season comes with tourists and therefore more congestion on the roads, so always plan at least 30 minutes ahead.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in San Jose for $69 or less
  • Book your rental car in San Jose at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in San Jose are around 33% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in San Jose are around 71% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in San Jose