Car Rental at San Diego International Airport (SAN)

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San Diego Intl Airport (SAN)


3355 Admiral Boland Way,
Ste R176 (Lindbergh Field), San Diego, CA, California, 92101, United States


(1) 619-680-4949

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Hours of Operation:

Sun - Sat open 24 hrs

If flying in, shuttle to both the rental counter and car lot.


Location Information

Where is Budget at the San Diego Airport?

Fastbreak Service
Proceed to the Budget counter Fastbreak line/or normal line if no Fastbreak line designation/or follow directions to the Fastbreak Kiosk. Present identification and receive your rental agreement. The counter representative will give the customer the keys & directions to their car.
FASTBREAK RETURN: Follow the airport signs for Car Rental return. You do not need to return to the counter to complete your rental. Record your mileage and fuel level on the rental agreement and drop it in the Budget Fastbreak return box. A closed rental agreement will be mailed to you within 48 hours.
General Directions
COUNTER: **Airline Passengers** Follow signs to the baggage claim area. Proceed outside to the marked area for "Courtesy Vehicles" to wait for the Rental Car Center bus. Upon arrival at the Rental Car Center, proceed inside to the Budget counter.
**Local Renters** FROM 5 SOUTH: Take the exit toward Sassafras St onto India St. Turn left onto Sassafras St, then turn right onto Admiral Boland Way. At Rental Car Center, proceed inside to the Budget counter.
FROM 5 NORTH: Take the exit toward Sassafras St/San Diego Airport onto Kettner Blvd. Turn right onto Sassafras St, then turn right onto Admiral Boland Way. At Rental Car Center, proceed inside to the Budget counter.
CARS: On-site.
RETURNS: Same as pick-up.
When you arrive, proceed to the Budget shuttle bus for delivery at the airport Fastbreak area. The manager or key person will personally meet and escort you to your vehicle.

San Diego Airport Rental Car Return

To return your San Diego International Airport car rental, head to the Rental Car Center. You can find the address at the top of the page. A courtesy shuttle is available to take you to the airport terminal.

San Diego Airport Car Rental Information

If you’re looking for cheap car rentals at the San Diego airport, Budget is the best choice for you. When you select Budget for your car rental at the San Diego, CA airport, you get a quality rental car at a low price you can afford from a large vehicle selection with convenient services.

Fastbreak Membership: take advantage of our free car rental membership program — Budget Fastbreak, to simplify your pickup and drop-off process AND gain access to exclusive deals. 

Cheap Prices: save time looking for the best deals when you book with Budget with our Best Rate Guarantee. Learn more today and secure your perfect car rental for a great price. 

What is the Cheapest Car Rental at San Diego Airport?

San Diego is known for its calm climate and pleasant weather, so you really can’t go wrong. The best vehicle for you depends on the kind of trip you’re taking, and Budget has the selection of rental cars you need to make it a great trip.

Van Rental

If you have a large group to take sightseeing at Balboa park or the USS Midway, consider taking them there with a passenger van rental, which seats 12 or 15. With a minivan rental you can take as many as seven to top family destinations, like Seaworld. 


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SUV Rental

Looking to spend more time outdoors? An SUV rental can get you and your gear to Torrey Pines, Sunset Cliffs, Point Loma, or any of San Diego’s beautiful beaches. Our wide selection of SUV models have all of the cargo space you could need.


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Long-Term Car Rental

With a monthly car rental, your rental term can be as long as 11 months, and you can even change vehicles in the middle of the term. With a monthly car rental, the longer you rent, the better the rental rate you get on your car.


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