Book Payless car rentals in San Jose

San Jose, CA, United States
30 Oct — 6 Nov
San Jose, CA, United States
Sat 30/10
Sat 6/11
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Payless car rental prices in San Jose

C$ 74/dayEconomy
C$ 74/dayCompact
C$ 75/dayIntermediate
C$ 76/dayStandard
C$ 75/dayFull-size
C$ 81/dayPremium
C$ 86/dayCompact SUV
C$ 91/dayIntermediate SUV
C$ 98/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 Jose

Overall Rating7.0 GoodBased on 208 reviews
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Pros:Staff was excellent at pick up and drop offCons:Had difficulty finding the actual registration desk. Confusing multiple floors/signing. Didn’t know Payless was also Avis.Reviewed 20 Apr. 2021
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Pros:The person that helped us was extremely helpful and friendly. She recognized it was my birthday on the day of pickup and greeted me. No issues at drop offCons:Our pick up was scheduled for 9 and we came to the counter at 8:45, but no one was there. We waited until about 9:14 and decided to just go to the elevator to the lot since there was still no one there to help or no sign for instructionsReviewed 30 Jul. 2020
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charge under dispute.Cons:Be cautious if you will cross toll bridge. They did not disclose to me what would be a $40 charge for using the toll payment device in the car. Nor did they provide me with the info card explaining how I could prepay the toll and avoid using their device. I am one of those scrupulously honest decent people and felt very poorly treated by the manager. Also, it appears they may have added on about 20% in additional charges above the quote I signed up for. Have never had problems with a rental before but have never used Payless before. 'Suggest you pay more and have a more satisfactory experience.Reviewed 13 Jan. 2017
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Pros:I can't cancelReviewed 20 Oct. 2020
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Pros:Clean car, employees at counter very politeCons:For starters I thought I was renting car with kayak not with other party that I never heard of it. On paper it says I got car at 5:36 but reality was that car was no ready and got it at 5:59p not a problem understandable even if it delay me am put me to more traffic time but for them is not ok for us to turn late, I got there at 8;07p and seems I was charge another. My point is we don’t get discount for pick up late but get fully charged for being late “very fair”Reviewed 8 Mar. 2021
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Cons:I called the company to ensure they would be open which I was told yes they would be. When I showed up at 8:30pm, they were closed because of the curfew. Hertz was open though and I was forced to rent a car from them which was much more money. I understand the curfew, but wish I was informed they could not complete my transaction to allow to try and make other arrangements. I also have not been reimbursed from Payless car rental.Reviewed 6 Jun. 2020
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Pros:The car drove well.Cons:The pick-up counter needed more staff. I waited in line for ~40 minutes.Reviewed 28 Jul. 2020
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Cons:The signs at the airport were poor. Luckily a security guard arrived and directed me to the 4th floor. I rented from Payless, a sign at their counter directed me to Budget and, in the end I got the car keys from Avis. Car was small, as ordered, so the comfort wasn't excellent, but as expected. The onboard computer and controls, in the Nissan Versa, are hard to understand and reset. I never trusted the distance-to-empty indicator/estimate and when driving almost 2,000 miles that is important. Had two cellphones connected, one for calls and one for audio. The incoming calls always kept going to voice mail after pausing the audio. Overall excellent, but quirky. RecommendReviewed 30 Aug. 2020
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Scam at payless car rental upon arrivalPros:Absolutely a scamCons:Scam when I arrived told car not ready...told they could give me keep but I would have to pay additional 20$ a day...i asked to speak to supervisor..told the same...asked if I could cancel..went to enterprise...they not only accommodated me but fave me a free upgrade had a car right them...i explained this was my 1st time giving payless a chance..customer service is so bad...they are at the airport and know flights can fluctuate 30 minutes one way or the other..they did not want to honor the kayak I will NEVER trust this service again...any changes will be I was not serviced with a car instead a scam. When traveling who wants to arrive to a scam..these employees should be fired!Reviewed 6 Mar. 2018
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Pros:The staff was helpful. When I picked up the car, it had a half tank of gas. They told me to return it with the same amount, which I did. But when I got there, they charged me for the remainder for a full tank. I went to the desk and the agent there and guy who checked it out a few days before to me were very helpful and corrected it (refunded the difference).Reviewed 29 Mar. 2021
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Upsold the entire timePros:The car got me from point A to point B and back again. A whole 26 miles round trip.Cons:Up Sale #1: Rented SUV. Told that I had it rented for only 1 day but was required to rent for 2 days and didn't have an SUV but could get a car for same price. Up Sale #2 Was told by parking lot attendant that an inspection would be completed when i left the garage. No inspection ever completed except for validating the car was the correct car. When I returned the next day, I was told that I had scratch the needs a claim to be filled out. Up Sale #3 Final inspection they told me the gas was low. I had only driven 26 miles round trip and had filled up 13 miles prior to returning the car. The fuel needle had barely moved my entire trip.Reviewed 22 Jun. 2017
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San Jose/San FranciscoPros:Ease of pick-up and drop-off. San Jose is much easier to navigate than SFO.Cons:I don't think an Elantra is a mid-size car. So that was somewhat misrepresented. I also was most unimpressed with the person at the counter when we were picking up the car. I can't remember seeing a more disinterested employee in any situation. Maybe she had a bad day- we all have them. But there was absolutely no smile, no thank you, no offer of any additional assistance, etc. On the other hand, the person working with her was so happy that it almost seemed everything was a joke or inconsequential. It was just kind of weird.Reviewed 6 Aug. 2017
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Where can I find Payless car rentals in San Jose?

1659 Airport Blvd, Payless car rentals


1659 Airport Blvd


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


+1 408 724 4400

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Most popular location

1659 Airport Blvd

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Average price

C$ 93/day

Good deal

C$ 77/day

Top tips for renting a car from Payless in San Jose

  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Payless in San Jose for C$ 77 or less
  • Book your rental car from San Jose in Payless at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car from Payless in San Jose

  • 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 Jose costs C$ 93 per day.

  • Full-size (Chevrolet Malibu or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Payless in San Jose.

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

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