Book Payless car rentals in San Diego

San Diego, CA, United States
1 Oct — 8 Oct
San Diego, CA, United States
Fri 1/10
Fri 8/10
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Payless car rental prices in San Diego

C$ 52/dayEconomy
C$ 54/dayCompact
C$ 53/dayIntermediate
C$ 48/dayStandard
C$ 61/dayFull-size
C$ 63/dayPremium
C$ 321/dayConvertible
C$ 269/dayIntermediate SUV
C$ 269/daySupplier choice
C$ 283/dayCompact SUV
C$ 321/dayStandard SUV


" was timely and pleasant"(in 182 reviews)
" cosmetically"(in 1903 reviews)
" at pickup."(in 630 reviews)


"The car smoke"(in 169 reviews)
"Will there again."(in 229 reviews)
"Have if booked"(in 2293 reviews)

Reviews for Payless in San Diego

Overall Rating4.5 OkayBased on 789 reviews
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Cons:With a not so pushy sales agentReviewed 21 Dec. 2020
review fromcheapflights
Pros:When I needed to exchange my vehicle due to a minor mechanical issue, it was fast and simple.Cons:When I arrived to pick up my vehicle there was no one in sight. When I finally found someone there was no greeting of any kind. But the agent was very rude handed me the keys and she walked out to continue her smoking, but did not direct me to the location of the vehicle. I had to read the signs to findout where their vehicles were parked and started walking down the aisle and hitting the alarm button to see which van would beep. And viola I found my rental. Horrible service when I picked up my rental but the agent I worked with when exchanging my vehicle was excellent.Reviewed 19 Jan. 2021
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Pros:I paid for car and they told me I was a no show because my flight was delayed. Did not get carCons:Give me the car I paid for.Reviewed 12 Mar. 2021
review fromcheapflights
Pros:The car was fine, drop off was easyCons:The staff at pick up was rude and need customer service training. My flight landed late and the pick up office was closed (there was no mention of closing times when I booked rental). I had to rent from another company for one day (extra $ out of pocket) and come back the next day to pick up the car for the remainder of my 2 day rental. The associate told me he couldn’t reopen and that he’d create a new reservation for another $50. I got upset and told him that I wanted the car that I already paid for for the one additional day and that I refused to pay anything additional, since I had already paid for two days. He became defensive and rude and eventually opened up my original reservation and gave me the car I already paid for. Why couldn’t he do that from the start? Why did it have to escalate and have to exchange words? I’ve rented from other places and they will help you find solutions rather than trying to get more money out of you. There was no customer service etiquette or empathy for the situation, but was met with defensive remarks and anger for telling him that I wouldn’t pay more money for a reservation I already had due to them closing before my plane got in.Reviewed 22 Jan. 2021
review fromkayak
Check prices before handing over your cardCons:The estimated total including taxes was $162.07, but at the counter I was asked to pay $568.54. Absolute rip off.Reviewed 21 Nov. 2016
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Battery deadCons:Original car, battery died I tried to call for help 5 times before talking to anyone, then after 4 more calls when I could talk to someone not to mention 8 calls I didn't get anyone and 2 1/2 hours after I talked to first person they finally got me a new car/help. I was 5 miles from the rental location. It was like I was out in the middle of no where. I missed one meeting and was late to a second so I was a bit frustrated and angry at this point. I asked the guy if they would give me credit etc he said talk to desk when I return car ....I was given "oh well sorry" at return time no discount and worse yet zero sympathy or remorse. I will not use Payless again, by time I paid their required extra insurance I could have gotten a better car at 2 other choicesReviewed 4 Sep. 2016
review fromkayak
Pros:Pretty easy to pick up and drop off.Cons:I would have liked the option to make an adjustment to my reservation. I accidentally book for three days, when I only needed two. Payless said their hands were tied and didn't try to help me change it. Very disappointing.Reviewed 20 Oct. 2020
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Pros:cheap priceCons:should have told me about $250 deposit on Kayak.comReviewed 11 Oct. 2020
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Payless Car RentalCons:Our bill ended up being $400 more than was quoted online... which was even more than Hertz was going to be! When we were given our rental car it was in poor condition - missing the passenger door side mirror cover! The rental company arranged for an exchange the next day at 8am, but never contacted me, so i had to call only to receive attitude and questioning. Then the exchange vehicle arrived and the man was rude to me. Not happy with this experience and will never use this rental car company EVER again.Reviewed 30 Aug. 2016
review fromkayak
Pros:No. Never got the car; tried to let the folks know that we were not coming- but could not speak to anyone.Cons:Human contact.Reviewed 15 Jun. 2020
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Pros:YesCons:A person to get the final paperworkReviewed 27 Jul. 2020
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Pros:helpful, friendly, quickCons:nothingReviewed 1 Aug. 2020
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Where can I find Payless car rentals in San Diego?

3355 Admiral Boland Way, Payless car rentals


3355 Admiral Boland Way


Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00


+1 619 296 4966

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Most popular location

3355 Admiral Boland Way

Most popular car type


Average price

C$ 41/day

Good deal

C$ 32/day

Top tips for renting a car from Payless in San Diego

  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Payless in San Diego for C$ 32 or less
  • Book your rental car from San Diego in Payless at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars from Payless in San Diego are around 14% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Payless in San Diego

  • As the situation changes with coronavirus (COVID-19) Payless will continually update its policies accordingly. Please contact Payless directly for the latest information. You can find up-to-date information on the coronavirus response of Payless here: Coronavirus (COVID-19) update from Payless

  • On average a rental car from Payless in San Diego costs C$ 41 per day.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Payless in San Diego.

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

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