Rent a Car at San Diego Intl Airport (SAN)

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San Diego Intl Airport (SAN)

Address: 3355 Admiral Boland Way, Ste R176 (Lindbergh Field), San Diego, CA, California, 92101, United States
Phone: (1) 619-294-5921
Hours of Operation: Sun - Sat open 24 hrs

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

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Location Information

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

Where is Budget Car Rental at San Diego Airport?

From baggage claim head outside to the area marked for “Courtesy Vehicles”. Here, the Rental Car Center bus will pick you up. When you arrive at the Rental Car Center find the Budget counter to finalize your rental.

San Diego Airport Rental Car Return

To return your San Diego Airport car rental, head for the Car Rental Center at 3355 Admiral Boland Way, San Diego. Follow the airport road signs to reach the Rental Car Center and return your vehicle. A courtesy shuttle will take you to the airport terminal for your flight.

How old do you have to be to rent a car in San Diego, CA?

Renters must be at least 21 years old to rent a car at Budget in San Diego. Renters between age 21 and 24 must pay a daily underage surcharge of $27, and are subject to vehicle restrictions. Vehicle restrictions and underage surcharges do not apply to renters 25 and older.

What is the best type of car to rent in San Diego?

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 like Kia Sedona, you can take as many as seven to top family destinations, like Seaworld.

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 SUV models, like the Ford Explorer and the Chevrolet Tahoe, have all of the cargo space you could need.

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.

Luxury Car Rental

When you really want to enjoy San Diego’s ultra-agreeable climate, try driving through the Palomar Mountain Loop with the top down in a convertible car rental like a Ford Mustang. If  you don’t enjoy convertibles, we have a variety of other luxury models available for rent.

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.
AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Not available.
DRIVERS CIRCLE
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.

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