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Pick-up locationSan Jose
Rental locations47
Airport locations25

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From C$ 53/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (382 reviews)
1 location in San Jose
Alamo
Locations in San Jose
1659 Airport Blvd Ste 5+1 844 370 8303
Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 8.7
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From C$ 48/dayRated #2
Enterprise
8.6 Excellent (276 reviews)
9 locations in San Jose
Enterprise
Locations in San Jose
1080 D Blossom Hill Rd+1 408 979 8282
Monday08:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 17:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
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Thursday08:00 - 12:00
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1485 Kerley Dr+1 408 437 1001
Monday08:00 - 12:00
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1659 Airport Blvd Ste 5+1 833 813 5264
Monday06:00 - 22:00
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2635 Cunningham Ave+1 408 937 4988
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282 S Montgomery St+1 408 286 4444
Monday08:00 - 12:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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300 Almaden Blvd+1 408 286 4444
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3581 Stevens Creek Blvd+1 408 246 6477
Monday08:00 - 12:00
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3591 Pearl Avenue+1 408 448 2100
Monday08:00 - 12:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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395 Curtner Ave+1 408 280 2111
Monday08:00 - 12:00
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Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
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From C$ 38/dayRated #3
Thrifty
8.1 Excellent (227 reviews)
1 location in San Jose
Thrifty
Locations in San Jose
1659 Airport Blvd+1 877 283 0898
Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
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From C$ 57/dayRated #4
Budget
7.8 Good (139 reviews)
4 locations in San Jose
Budget
Locations in San Jose
1350 N 1st Street+1 669 223 1795
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
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Friday08:00 - 12:00
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Sunday09:00 - 13:00
1659 Airport Boulevard, Ste 3+1 408 286 7850
Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
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2180 Tully Road+1 408 809 0512
Monday08:00 - 12:00
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3680 Stevens Creek Boulevard+1 669 244 4335
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Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
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From C$ 38/dayRated #5
Dollar
7.7 Good (198 reviews)
1 location in San Jose
Dollar
Locations in San Jose
1659 Airport Blvd+1 866 434 2226
Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
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Thursday06:00 - 22:00
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Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
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From C$ 76/dayRated #6
Payless
7 Good (205 reviews)
1 location in San Jose
Payless
Locations in San Jose
1659 Airport Blvd+1 408 724 4400
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
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Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 7
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From C$ 36/dayRated #7
Hertz
Cheapest deal
6.8 Good (238 reviews)
8 locations in San Jose
Hertz
Locations in San Jose
1040 The Alameda+1 408 998 8207
Monday08:00 - 12:00
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1659 Airport Blvd+1 408 938 6000
Monday06:00 - 22:00
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2487 Alum Rock+1 408 929 0995
Monday07:00 - 22:00
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3076 Almaden Expwy+1 408 265 6050
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
3565 Stevens Creek Blvd+1 408 260 9476
Monday08:00 - 12:00
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5645 Cottle Rd+1 408 578 4021
Monday09:00 - 13:00
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575 W San Carlos St+1 408 998 8207
Monday08:00 - 12:00
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725 Ridder Park Drive#95+1 408 437 6250
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 6.7
  • 6.5
  • 6.7
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From C$ 37/dayRated #8
Fox
Most popular
6 Good (504 reviews)
1 location in San Jose
Fox
Locations in San Jose
1659 Airport Boulevard+1 408 709 2950
Monday06:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
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Saturday06:00 - 22:00
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Sunday06:00 - 22:00
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  • 6.1
  • 6.3
  • 5.7
  • 5.8
  • 6.1
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From C$ 90/dayRated #9
Avis
7.5 Good (49 reviews)
4 locations in San Jose
Avis
Locations in San Jose
1350 North 1st Street+1 669 223 1570
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
1659 Airport Boulevard, Suite 2+1 408 993 2224
Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
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2180 Tully Road+1 408 809 0502
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
3680 Stevens Creek Boulevard - Suite B+1 669 223 0424
Monday08:00 - 12:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
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  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
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From C$ 56/dayRated #10
Sixt
7.5 Good (44 reviews)
1 location in San Jose
Sixt
Locations in San Jose
1659 Airport Blvd+1 888 749 8227
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
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Rated #11
National
8 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in San Jose
National
Locations in San Jose
1659 Airport Blvd Ste 8+1 844 370 8304
Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
  • 10
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 6
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From C$ 62/dayRated #12
Airport Van
6.1 Good (25 reviews)
1 location in San Jose
Airport Van
Locations in San Jose
765 Coleman Ave1-408-573-7111
  • 6.3
  • 6.1
  • 6.3
  • 5.8
  • 6.2
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Zeeba Rent-A-Van
3 locations in San Jose
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in San Jose
1659 Airport Blvd+1 800 940 9332
1701 Airport Blvd+1 800 940 9332
561 W Hedding Street+1 800 940 9332
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Eagle Rent A Car
2 locations in San Jose
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in San Jose
75 Phelan Ave, Suite 2
San Jose airport
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Sunnycars
2 locations in San Jose
Sunnycars
Locations in San Jose
1527 Airport Boulevard
659 Airport Blvd Ste 5
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Avr
1 location in San Jose
Avr
Locations in San Jose
San Jose Airport
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Easirent
1 location in San Jose
Easirent
Locations in San Jose
Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport
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Economy Rent a Car
1 location in San Jose
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in San Jose
561 West Hedding St.+1 866 932 0060
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Europcar
1 location in San Jose
Europcar
Locations in San Jose
Please Go To Fox Counter+1 408 709 2950
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Flight Car
1 location in San Jose
Flight Car
Locations in San Jose
San Jose airport+1 844 742 5870
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Its Rent a Car
1 location in San Jose
Its Rent a Car
Locations in San Jose
1701 Airport Blvd, San Jose, CA+1 415 370 8478
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Rhodium
1 location in San Jose
Rhodium
Locations in San Jose
San Jose Airport+1 408 709 2950
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2290 travellers who rented a car in San Jose gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car rental locations in or near San Jose

Good to know

Most popular agency

Fox

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

C$ 56/day

Good deal

C$ 44/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 C$ 44 or less
  • Book your rental car in San Jose at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in San Jose are around 36% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in San Jose

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

  • On average a hire car in San Jose costs C$ 56 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in San Jose are Alamo (8.9, 419 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 348 reviews), and Thrifty (8.1, 259 reviews).

  • The average gas price in San Jose is C$ 4.16 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 50 and C$ 66, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in San Jose.

  • Car rental companies onsite at San Jose airport include Fox, Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Budget, Sixt, Avis, Enterprise, Alamo and Airport Van.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Jose airport to off-airport locations include Fox, Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Budget, Sixt, Avis, Enterprise, Alamo and Payless.

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

  • A Intermediate car rental in San Jose costs C$ 49 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in San Jose costs C$ 62 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in San Jose costs C$ 43 per day, on average.

  • In San Jose, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 1659 Airport Blvd (4 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in San Jose costs C$ 389 per week (C$ 56 per day).

  • On average a rental car in San Jose costs C$ 1,667 per month (C$ 56 per day).

  • Which car to choose also depends on your plans during a trip to San Jose. To seize the innumerable opportunities for a road trip into nature or to surrounding cities, an SUV is a good choice, as it provides efficient traction and space. If cruising through the city and making most of the weather is part of the plan, a convertible is the optimal choice.

  • The allowed speed is always signposted, but the general basic law for speed limits is 65 mph on highways, 25 mph in residential areas, and 15 mph in alleys. However, the state’s speed limit laws require drivers to adapt to the current conditions, i.e. when there is fog, children are close by, or heavy rain decreases road traction.

  • The average gas price in San Jose is around $3.70 a gallon, but gas stations like Costco are usually a little below average, at about $3.20 per gallon. Other gas stations, such as Spartan Gas Station, are known to be more expensive.

  • There is a color scheme which lets drivers know where they can park in the city. If there is a green line, parking is allowed for a short amount of time (indicated on a sign). If there is no line at all, unrestricted parking is possible – however, note that it could be metered, so check the surrounding curb to find a meter machine. For longer parking, choose a public garage or parking lot like the Fourth Street Garage or Market and San Pedro Square Garage, which are about $20 per day.