Book National car rentals in San Diego

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National car rental prices in San Diego

EconomyC$ 91/day
CompactC$ 92/day
IntermediateC$ 90/day
StandardC$ 88/day
Full-sizeC$ 86/day
MinivanC$ 114/day
Full-size SUVC$ 129/day
PremiumC$ 117/day
LuxuryC$ 148/day
ConvertibleC$ 129/day
Pick-up truckC$ 107/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 98/day
Standard SUVC$ 110/day
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Reviews for National in San Diego


" with low mileage"(in 349 reviews)
"Easy off"(in 174 reviews)
", with great efficiency."(in 185 reviews)


"No despite confirmation."(in 276 reviews)
" had terrible smell."(in 269 reviews)
"the I reserved wasn't available."(in 269 reviews)
Overall Rating8.7 Very goodBased on 12 reviews
Value for money

Recent reviews

Traveler rating
Pros:staff was very friendlyCons:everything was great but did not receive a truck with a full tank. the dial gauge on the dashboard showed the nail as full but the digital fuel gauge showed fewer miles than how I returned it. I explained this to the rental agent but he just blew me off.Reviewed 31 Aug. 2020
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More guidance would have been nicePros:Nice car. Worked well. Pick up and drop off were mostly smoothCons:I payed for a Sante Fe but got a Tuscon because I didn't immediately notice the difference. It worked out fine, but the Sante Fe is superior from what I learned.Reviewed 30 Mar. 2018
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Cons:We picked out our car, installed a car seat and packed it up. We were then told that National was going to sell the car so we needed to pick out a different one. Not what we wanted to hear after a long day of travel.Reviewed 20 Mar. 2018
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Fast, Professional, Efficient, Awesome CarPros:The counter personnel were well-dressed, competent, and treated me like I was their only customer.Cons:Nothing to dislike...Reviewed 9 Dec. 2017
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Pros:Direct car pickup at the carCons:The quality of the car was below national standardReviewed 29 Jun. 2017
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National San DiegoPros:Agent was very efficientCons:Only one agent at counterReviewed 18 Aug. 2016
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Where can I find National car rentals in San Diego?


3355 Admiral Boland Way


Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59


+1 833 763 1740

Good to know

Most popular location

3355 Admiral Boland Way

Most popular car type


Average price

C$ 235/day

Good deal

C$ 201/day

Top tips for renting a car from National in San Diego

  • San Diego, a city of iconic beaches and an ever-vibrant cultural scene, invites visitors to embrace its laid-back Californian charm, and National Car Rentals provides a seamless gateway to this west coast city. With convenient rental locations, National equips you with the keys to unlock everything this city has to offer. Choosing National for your transportation needs means you are positioned to enjoy the scenic routes of the Pacific Coast Highway, delve into the historic Gaslamp Quarter, or venture out to the world-famous San Diego Zoo with ease.
  • In a city as diverse as San Diego, National offers a vehicle for every kind of traveler. Compact cars make navigating through bustling streets and finding parking in popular spots like Little Italy an easy task. Convertibles are perfect for those looking to soak in the Californian sun along the Coronado Shoreline, while a robust SUV could be your best pick for family excursions to Balboa Park or surf adventures at La Jolla Cove. National's variety ensures that whether you're in town for business or leisure, your vehicle will complement your travel plans.
  • Loyalty with National Car Rentals is rewarded through the Emerald Club—perfect for frequent visitors to San Diego or corporate travelers. With each rental, members earn points towards free rental days, and enjoy privileges like choosing any car in the aisle and only paying the mid-size rate. This tailored program fits well with the regular business traveler or the annual vacationer, ensuring your loyalty is valued and each trip to San Diego is more rewarding than the last.
  • National Car Rentals’ reputation for top-notch customer service is evident in San Diego. The knowledgeable staff, ready to assist with local tips or answer questions, strive to get you behind the wheel with minimal hassle. Whether you need recommendations to enhance your vacation or assistance with car seat installations for a family trip to SeaWorld, National's team in San Diego ensures a smooth, personable service to get your journey started on the right note. Your satisfaction is their priority, making each rental experience a pleasant one.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from National in San Diego for C$ 201 or less.
  • Book your rental car from National in San Diego at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price.
  • Mini rental cars from National in San Diego are around 68% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from National in San Diego

  • Where are the best locations to pickup National car rentals in San Diego?

    National Car Rental provides a primary pickup location at the San Diego International Airport (SAN), which is highly convenient for travelers looking to access a vehicle immediately upon arrival in the city. This airport branch offers a range of vehicles to suit different needs, from economy cars for solo trips to larger vehicles like SUVs for families and groups.

  • What are the different car rental benefits or amenities offered by National in San Diego?

    National car rentals in San Diego provides a wide selection of rental options to suit any need, including compact cars for urban travel and larger vehicles for groups or luggage-heavy trips. Customers can enjoy the speed and efficiency of the Emerald Club, which streamlines the rental process. We recommend checking with the local branch for specific benefits such as free upgrades, GPS navigation, and child seats, which can enhance your rental experience.

  • Where are the best places to park National car rentals in San Diego?

    Parking in San Diego varies by district but typically includes metered street parking, public lots, and commercial garages. Popular tourist spots and beaches may have designated parking areas, and it's wise to use hotel parking if available to ensure security and convenience. The city's parking app can help you locate and pay for parking spaces, offering a seamless parking experience. It’s also important to be mindful of parking regulations and restrictions, which can vary greatly from one neighborhood to another, especially during street cleaning days or in areas with time-limited zones. Always check signage to avoid fines and towing.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car from National in San Diego?

    On average a rental car from National in San Diego costs C$ 235 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car from National in San Diego?

    Mini (Renault Kwid or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from National in San Diego.

  • How many car rental locations does National have in San Diego?

    National has 1 rental location in San Diego. Take a look at our National rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Does National have a car rental location at the airport: San Diego airport (SAN)?


  • Does National offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from San Diego airport (SAN)?