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Santa Clara, CA, United States
13 Jul — 20 Jul
Same drop-off
Santa Clara, CA, United States
Wed 13/7
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Wed 20/7
Noon
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Santa Clara car rental Information

Pick-up locationSanta Clara
Rental locations12
Airport locations2

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Santa Clara car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

5.9

Best rated

Cleanliness

4.9

Comfort

4.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

3.9

2 locations in Santa Clara

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Locations in Santa Clara

1000 Walsh Avenue

+1 408 450 6025

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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323 Martin Avenue

+1 408 924 0935

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Excellent

Jun. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was polite and answered questions

8.4 Excellent

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 Mediocre

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 Good

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 Good

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

Enterprise

2.0

Mediocre

12 reviews

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

3 locations in Santa Clara

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Locations in Santa Clara

2750 De La Cruz Blvd

+1 408 492 0501

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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4767 Lafayette St

+1 408 492 0012

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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4785 Stevens Creek Blvd

+1 408 246 2100

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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2.0 Mediocre

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 Excellent

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 Excellent

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great experience

Cons:

Great experience

10.0 Excellent

Sep. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great price. Nice car too.

2.0 Mediocre

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 Excellent

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 Excellent

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great experience

Cons:

Great experience

10.0 Excellent

Sep. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great price. Nice car too.

1 out of 2

Avis

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Santa Clara

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2390 Lafayette St

+1 408 246 7900

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
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2895 El Camino Real

+1 408 246 7900

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Excellent

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 Excellent

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

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

6.4 Good

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.

10.0 Excellent

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 Excellent

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

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

6.4 Good

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

Budget

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Santa Clara

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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 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
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2895 El Camino Real

+1 408 445 2330

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Excellent

Mar. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

New clean car

Cons:

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

10.0 Excellent

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
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 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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TravelCar

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Santa Clara

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1250 Brokaw Road

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47 travellers who rented a car in Santa Clara gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.6

Car rental locations in or near Santa Clara

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Most popular agency

Thrifty

Average price

C$ 87/day

Good deal

C$ 81/day

When to book a rental car in Santa Clara

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Top tips for renting a car in Santa Clara

  • 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 C$ 81 or less
  • Book your rental car in Santa Clara at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Supplier choice rental cars in Santa Clara are around 66% cheaper than other car types, on average

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