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Vista car rental information

Pick-up locationVista
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Rental locations6
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Vista

  • Car rentals in Vista offer the advantage of enhanced flexibility, something that enables you to explore the city at your convenience. With a rental car, you can easily access two prominent attraction sites: The Wave Waterpark, offering thrilling water slides and family fun, and the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, a serene oasis with diverse flora and walking trails. Embrace the freedom to tailor your schedule, save time on transportation, and fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty and exciting adventures Vista has to offer.
  • Among the several pickup locations for car rentals in Vista, Los Angeles International Airport (LXA) stands out as one of the most highly rated among both local and foreign renters. The major Vista car rental companies, including Avis, Enterprise, and Budget, are found at the "Rental Car Center" situated at 9217 Airport Boulevard. To reach the Rental Car Center, passengers should exit their arriving terminal and board the green "LAX Shuttle - Rental Car" buses, available on the Lower/Arrivals Level at the designated "Rental Car Shuttle" stops. The shuttle buses run frequently, making it easy for travelers to access their preferred rental car agency from any terminal at LAX.
  • As you plan to use car rentals in Vista keep in mind that drivers must be cautious of jaywalkers, especially in busy areas. You should experience to experience different driving styles, with most of the locals driving more leisurely. Keep an eye out for drivers who may not adhere strictly to traffic laws, and practice defensive driving. Always obey speed limits and use turn signals. Be courteous and patient, as traffic can get congested during peak hours. Familiarize yourself with the city's parking regulations to avoid any fines or towing. Stay attentive, avoid distractions, and enjoy the scenic drives Vista has to offer.
  • The convenience of using car rentals in Vista reduces drastically during the morning and evening rush hours, which occur from 7 am to 9:00 am. The same situation happens in the evening from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. During these times, traffic congestion is commonly observed on major roads such as S. Santa Fe Avenue, E. Vista Way, and S. Melrose Drive. It's advisable to start off your journey earlier to avoid delays or consider alternative routes if possible.
  • Book your rental car in Vista at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Vista are around 1% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Vista

  • How much is gas price in Vista?

    The average gas price in Vista is C$ 5.32 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 64 and C$ 85, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Vista?

    Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Vista.

  • Which car rental companies are at Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Los Angeles airport include Thrifty, Ace, Priceless, Fox, Kyte, Airport Van, NextCar, Hertz, Dollar and Midway.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Los Angeles airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Priceless, Airport Van, Hertz, Dollar, Midway, Budget, Right Cars, Sixt and NU Car.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Vista?

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Vista?

    An Intermediate car rental in Vista costs C$ 95 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Vista?

    A Mini car rental in Vista costs C$ 152 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Vista?

    A Standard car rental in Vista costs C$ 75 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for renting in Vista?

    Vista’s general terrain is hilly, with some winding roads and inclines, and features a mix of road types, ranging from wide boulevards to smaller residential streets. Based on this, for navigating the city comfortably, a mid-sized sedan or SUV is recommended for car rental, as they offer better handling on the hilly terrain and ample space for passengers. These vehicles also provide good clearance for any uneven surfaces. Overall, a reliable and versatile car will ensure a smooth and enjoyable driving experience in Vista.

  • What’s the speed limit in Vista?

    Generally, the speed limits in Vista vary depending on the zone you are driving in and the road you are driving on. In most residential neighborhoods and city streets, the speed limit ranges from 25 to 35 mph. On larger roads and boulevards, the speed limit can range from 40 to 50 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Vista?

    Getting a place to park your car in Vista, like any other city in California should not be any of your worries as you plan to use Vista car rentals. One of the most popular parking options is street parking. Downtown areas like Main Street and S. Santa Fe Avenue offer metered parking, typically ranging from $0.50 to $1 per hour, with time limits. Additionally, parking garages, such as the Civic Center Parking Structure, provide safe and covered options for around $1 to $1.50 per hour. Many hotels in Vista offer complimentary or affordable parking for their guests. It's essential to check specific locations for updated pricing and availability, ensuring a hassle-free parking experience while exploring the city's attractions and downtown amenities.

Vista car rental reviews and directory

Avis

9.3

Wonderful

6 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

8.0

One location in Vista

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Locations in Vista

1859 West Vista Way

+1 760 945 4527

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Location was open early and very efficient. Times of operation during this time were also correct unlike agency I scheduled with prior day. Will certainly use this location for future use.

8.0 Very good

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Due to holiday weekend, office said the car hadn't been cleaned or gassed. Was given the choice to take as is or wait. Took it as is. Was told since given to me empty, I didn't need to fill the tank and was told a note was made. When checked in, the note didn't transfer, had to talk to Cust Svc.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

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2.0 Poor

Sep. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Car was dirty and smelled bad inside. Also, needed gas.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul. 2022

KAYAK
Quick and friendly turn-around. Efficient and much appreciated.

1 out of 2

Hertz

8.5

Very good

26 reviews

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

8.0

3 locations in Vista

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1545 La Mirada Drive

+1 760 471 1419

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

2198 Palomar Airport Rd

+1 760 603 8005

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

450 W Vista Way

+1 760 643 9407

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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2.0 Poor

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
They booked the reservation for when they closed. We were there 5 minutes after closing and there was no one there. Ended up eating a $150 uber.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything was wonderful, excellent staff. If your going to leave a car there you will have to park on the street, that’s the only downside

8.0 Very good

Mar. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

ease of online booking and pick-up.

Cons:

...not being acknowledged in waiting line, like others that came after me. Other than that no complaint. If I was in a hurry though, I would probably complain about the 25 min wait.

7.6 Good

Oct. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The pick up was fast and easy.

Cons:

My pick up time was noon but the store closed at noon. Luckily, I called before heading to Hertz and found out I needed to leave earlier than expected. Also, I called to Leo the car an extra day and Hert charged me an additional $10 just to change the return date. I think I’ll look to other companies before using Hertz again.

2.0 Poor

Jun. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I paid for my rental and insurance on line and scheduled to pick the car at 12 noon.When i arrived 5 minutes after 12pm i didnt realize the location would be closed at 12pm. I dont understand how I could be able to schedule a rental at the time the location is closed. And if purchased on line why wouldn't a location have the informaion that there was a rental to be pick up. I was not given a confirmation ny Hertz after I booked my renral or reminder when the time was close. I was asked to call other locations to see if they were open but all, other than the airports, were closed and due ti it being a holiday I would not be able to get a car till 2 days after. I was forced to cancel my rental and insurance and make other plans of transportation which was a huge let down and inconvenience. I am not pleased at all and was baffled that the costomer service was not up to a greater standard. I had to make all my other arrangements myself and would not be able to use my same purchase at a different location. Instead i would have had to make a new purchase. And since a refund would not be available until 5 to 7 days i was not able to do that either.

2.0 Poor

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Terrible experience. I reserved the car, paid in advance. Was told by Hertz email that my pickup time was 12 noon; arrived at 12:10 to pickup car. The office was closed and nothing I could do. I wasn't told that office closed at noon; I should have check that I guess. But don't understand why I'm given a pickup time that is right at office closure?!? Called Hertz trying to get a car from another office, but nothing could be done. I canceled the purchase; I'm waiting for my reimbursement. I drove to local Enterprise rental office and rented a car. Proceeded on down the road on my vacation.

1 out of 6

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.1

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

7.1

2 locations in Vista

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260 S Las Posas Rd

+1 760 591 4120

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

875 West Vista Way

+1 760 941 7545

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice experience. The reservation was ready for pick-up when I entered the door and delivery back was efficient and smooth.

2.0 Poor

Jan. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Waited 1 1/2 just to get the vehicle, no bueno.

2.0 Poor

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

Despite having a reservation, Enterprise Vista didn’t have my car when I arrived. As a result, we had to frantically find a car elsewhere.

9.6 Wonderful

Jan. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Daniel at the San Marcos location was so helpful and personable. If everyone at Enterprise is like him, I will continue to use them when I need to rent a car in the future.

Cons:

Nothing. Great experience.

8.4 Very good

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very friendly and helpful. The pickup and drop-off were super easy.

Cons:

Enterprise told me the $9 insurance I bought at booking online was no good and I would have to purchase theirs (for $20) if I wanted that coverage. They even called the booking insurance a "scam" and suggested I call back and request a refund for it. So I got scammed by either Kayak or them.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenient location! Quick Service! Warm Staff! Excellent selection!

1 out of 3

Budget

6.6

Cleanliness

5.2

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.6

One location in Vista

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1859 West Vista Way

+1 760 941 9133

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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6.0 Okay

Jul. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The service especially at the drop off in LA was very friendly and good. The car was excellent.

Cons:

KAYAK, you sold me an insurance, that Budget did not accept. That's VERY BAD! So I had to pay twice, because my first insurance was useless. How can you do that??????? And, again VERY BAD: The adress for drop off was wrong - 22 miles away from LAX. A fault of the Budget agency in Vista, I think. Fortunately, I followed the signs and found the drop off-station close to the airport.

7.9 Good

Aug. 2021

KAYAK
Budget need to check their vehicles for mechanical problems. My rental has problem with the brake. Every time I step on the brakes the whole front wheel shake.

1 out of 1

Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Vista

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McClellan–Palomar Airport

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A Plus Car & Truck

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One location in Vista

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2517 S. Santa Fe Ave. Ste. #1

760-633-3552

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Rent-4-Less

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One location in Vista

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1830 Hacienda Drive

(760) 940 9120

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Zeeba Rent-A-Van

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One location in Vista

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4901 El Camino Real Carlsbad, Ca ,charleston,sc,us

+1 800 761 8913

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59 travellers who rented a car in Vista gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.6

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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