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Avis

10.0

Wonderful

3 reviews
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Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Santa Clara

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from $31/day

Locations in Santa Clara

2390 Lafayette St

+1 408 246 7900

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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2895 El Camino Real

+1 408 246 7900

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Due to a delay in our luggage arriving, we couldn't pick up the reservation as scheduled. The next day we found out the car we booked was no longer available, but fortunately the local team was able to locate it at another location, and drove us there to get it.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Cost vehicle cleanliness of the vehicle quick service at pick/up and even quicker at drop off

6.4 Okay

Oct 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at pick up and drop off were great and check-out was seamless.

Cons:

Chevy Cruze is a terrible highway car.; very uncomfortable & noisy. Car was dirty and dusty inside and out. Car had large dent in drivers side door.

1 out of 1

Enterprise

8.5

Very good

12 reviews

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.3

3 locations in Santa Clara

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from $78/day

Locations in Santa Clara

2750 De La Cruz Blvd

+1 408 492 0501

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4767 Lafayette St

+1 408 492 0012

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4785 Stevens Creek Blvd

+1 408 246 2100

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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2.0 Poor

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Definitely none. Vehicle was not at the agreed location confirmation.

Cons:

Besides vehicle being in the wrong location confirmed, the agent tried to give me a standard truck instead of a premium. I rent often with Hertz or Enterprise primarily and am usually satisfied. I chose not to take the rental this time. VERY DISAPPOINTED !!! Waste of my time...

9.6 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Good deal on the car I rented for the weekend.

Cons:

Had to wait to return the rental car, as there were not enough agents up front to handle the other people waiting at the rental office.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great experience

Cons:

Great experience

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great price. Nice car too.

1 out of 2

Hertz

6.9

Most popular

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

6.6

3 locations in Santa Clara

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from $35/day

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1000 Walsh Avenue

+1 408 450 6025

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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323 Martin Avenue

+1 408 924 0935

Monday09:00 - 13:00
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3565 Stevens Creek

+1 408 260 2912

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was polite and answered questions

8.4 Very good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle performed nicely throughout the trip.

Cons:

Both pick up and drop off were less than stellar experiences. In pick up, I felt jerked around a bit when they offered me an upgrade with unsuitable price increases. Also, when I picked up the vehicle, it had a distinct smell of cigarettes which I find quite distasteful. Fortunately, the smell went away after driving it for a few hours. More problematic however was that the gas tank was not full. This was during the time when PG&E was shutting down power throughout CA. I felt lucky to make it out of the state without running out of gas and finding myself stuck because stations wouldn't be able to use their pumps. On drop off, the town of Everett was completely torn up with construction. It would have been nice if Hertz had provided me with instructions in advance for how to get to the rental office. Also, the agent tried a joke which completely backfired. We worked through it, but it was not fun.

3.6 Poor

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The location was CLOSED at the time I was supposed to pick up my car!!

Cons:

I could have gotten the car..

6.0 Okay

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick process

Cons:

Unfriendly customer service.

7.2 Good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean and drove well

Cons:

Had an incident with chipped windscreen but did not know who to call. Luckily I had full insurance. The insurance was very expensive.

6.0 Okay

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

check in lengthy, with bad systems. Very odd on asking a lot of questions and acting like they were trained by the tsa.

1 out of 3

Ace

5.7

Cleanliness

5.6

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.6

Value for money

6.0

One location in Santa Clara

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Locations in Santa Clara

312 Brokaw Road

+1 408 212 7385

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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8.0 Very good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

It was an easy pick up and drop off.

9.2 Wonderful

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything was right on the money!!!

2.0 Poor

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I couldn't even get hold of them to pick me up and take me to the facility. So I had to find another car to rent.

Cons:

Better guidance on how to contact them once I arrived at SJC

7.6 Good

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

They need more people to attend costumers

2.0 Poor

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

When i booked this van online the contract stated unlimited milages. However, when i picked up the car at ACE, they had their local policy with 250 miles per day. It was a huge surprise to me

6.8 Okay

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Price, ease of booking

Cons:

- Location - Car quality - the cars are very basic model with lacking any new features (like USB ports, bluetooth connections, leather seats etc).

1 out of 4

Budget

2.0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

2 locations in Santa Clara

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from $42/day

Locations in Santa Clara

2390 Lafayette St.

+1 408 445 2330

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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2895 El Camino Real

+1 408 445 2330

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

New clean car

Cons:

No ability to adjust pricing if I wanted a smaller car once there.

1 out of 1

Airport Van

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Santa Clara

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312 Brokaw Road

+1 408 573 7111

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Avalon Transportation Service

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Santa Clara

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312 Martin Avenue

+1 408 834 3855

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Fox Autorent

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Santa Clara

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San Jose Airport Mineta International SJC

+1 408 709 2950

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National

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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323 Martin Ave

+1 888 826 6890

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TravelCar

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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1250 Brokaw Road

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VIPCars Recommendation

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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San Jose Intl Arpt, 2300 Airport Blvd, Ste 120 -

+1 914 368 0091

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
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61 travelers who rented a car in Santa Clara gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

Car rental locations in or near Santa Clara

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Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$64/day

Good deal

$39/day

When to book a rental car in Santa Clara

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Top tips for renting a car in Santa Clara

  • Make your trip to Santa Clara a red-carpet affair by renting a ride from one of the reputable cheap car rentals in Santa Clara. A vehicle from Santa Clara car rentals will enable you to visit Winchester Mystery House, South Bay Shores, and Rip Roaring Rapids, among other attraction sites, at your convenience. For instance, after your business meeting, you can decide to drive to the city’s Levi’s Stadium straight from San Francisco Airport, 28 miles away, at your own pace. Only the flexibility and mobility of 4X4 from cheap car rentals in Santa Clara can help you explore remote areas near the city, such as Corral Canyon OHV Area and Ulistac Natural Area located off Lick Mill Blvd.
  • While touring Santa Clara, pay close attention to people riding bikes, cycling, and pedestrians who might be jaywalking, especially when cruising through residential areas such as along Westwood, Oakmead, and Ponderosa Park neighborhoods. Some residential areas, schools, playgrounds, and parks have a speed limit of 15mph. The speed limit on certain roads keeps changing. For Example, Black Road between Thompson Road and Highway 17 Frontage Road speed limit usually changes between 20-30 mph, and that of Homestead Rd. and Pomeroy Ave. changes between 30-40 mph.
  • Like other busy cities, motorists using Santa Clara roads can find themselves stuck in traffic jams, especially between 7:00 am to 9:30 am and between 3:50 pm to 7:45 pm. To avoid spending more time than necessary on the road, avoid busy roads such as US 101 from Sausalito to Cloverdale around the bay area and highway 29 at Stice Lane Whitehall Lane around the St. Helena area. To be safe, avoid major entry and exit points, or if possible, plan your movement outside peak hours, especially during weekdays or major annual events such as Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival.
  • If you have previously been inconvenienced by public transport when traveling or paid exorbitant taxi prices, then you may want to opt for a rental car when traveling to Santa Clara, CA. Driving can be a great way to experience the city without needing to worry about when or where to start or stop your daily journey. It’s a good way to take in what Santa Clara has to offer, which is quite substantial, at your own convenience. Imagine having the flexibility to drive as far as the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which is about 78 miles away, in just an hour, or driving to Big Sur, about 99 miles away, at your own pace.
  • Once you arrive at the San Jose International Airport, you’ll find the Rental Car Center across from Terminal B. If you arrive at Terminal B, it’s a short walk across Airport Drive from the baggage claim, and if you arrive at Terminal A, take the airport blue shuttle bus directly to the Rental Car Center. From here, pick up the car you rented through KAYAK from Santa Clara car rentals, including Alamo, Avis, Hertz, and National. These companies have a wide range of cars that will suit your budget and capacity needs.
  • It’s understandable that in a new city, you may want to use your phone in transit. However, throughout all of California, it’s prohibited to use your phone while driving. Getting a cell phone ticket in Santa Clara is as easy as getting a red-light ticket, both of which you should avoid to fully enjoy your trip. When driving through Palo Alto in your rental car, be wary of cyclists that may get too close without warning.
  • Hwy 17 can be quite congested in the morning and evening rush hour, which could be anywhere from 6am to 9am and 3pm and 7pm. If you need to travel during these times, give yourself extra time, especially if it rains, if there’s an accident, or if there’s ongoing construction. If possible, it would be ideal to stay in the right lane to be more comfortable as a driver in a new city. The same case applies for Hwy 1 on all counts.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Santa Clara for $39 or less
  • Book your rental car in Santa Clara at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Santa Clara are around 63% cheaper than other car types, on average

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