Car hire at San Luis Obispo County Airport

Car hire at San Luis Obispo County Airport

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San Luis Obispo, CA, United States - County
3 Oct — 10 Oct
Same drop-off
San Luis Obispo, CA, United States - County
Mon 3/10
Noon
Mon 10/10
Noon
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Cheap car rentals in San Luis Obispo County Airport

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San Luis Obispo County Airport car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Avis
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (66 reviews)
1 location in San Luis Obispo County Airport
Avis
Locations in San Luis Obispo County Airport
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.2
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Rated #2
Budget
7.4 Good (53 reviews)
1 location in San Luis Obispo County Airport
Budget
Locations in San Luis Obispo County Airport
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 7
  • 7.4
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Rated #3
Enterprise
8.8 Excellent (18 reviews)
1 location in San Luis Obispo County Airport
Enterprise
Locations in San Luis Obispo County Airport
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9.2
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
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Rated #4
Hertz
8.1 Excellent (26 reviews)
2 locations in San Luis Obispo County Airport
Hertz
Locations in San Luis Obispo County Airport
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 7.4
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Easirent
1 location in San Luis Obispo County Airport
Easirent
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163 travellers who rented a car in San Luis Obispo County Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Car rental locations at San Luis Obispo County Airport

Top tips for renting a car at San Luis Obispo County Airport

  • One of the biggest advantages of a car rental at San Luis Obispo County Airport is the mobility. With limited public transportation options available around the city and surrounding areas and everything fairly spread out, renting a car is a fast and cheap way to travel. This lets you get into town, visit California Polytechnic State University and travel out to the beaches without having to rely on public transportation or lug your luggage around. And it's much more affordable than using a taxi.
  • While there are public transportation options available from the airport, taking a bus or shuttle will add time to your journey. The SLO Transit shuttle from the airport to downtown San Luis Obispo runs every hour and takes about 30min to reach the city center. With a San Luis Obispo County Airport car rental on the other hand, the 3.3 miles to downtown can be over in less than 10min. From there it is only 20min to the beach, while a bus would take around an hour.
  • The peak time for flights out of the San Luis Obispo County Airport is early morning. San Luis Obispo County Airport TSA recommends arriving at least 90min before your flight, but if you are returning a rental car, you may need to budget more time accordingly. If you are picking up a car rental at San Luis Obispo County Airport, then expect a rush if you are flying in around noon, as this is also a peak time at the airport.
  • When it comes time to return your car rental at San Luis Obispo County Airport, the process is simple. Just return your rental car to the parking lot where you first picked it up, return the keys to the rental counter and you will be on your way. Some companies make the process even smoother, by offering key drops or after hours returns. In the case of Budget, with their Fastbreak service, you can skip the line completely. All you have to do is record the mileage and fuel level of the car on your rental agreement and leave that in a drop box. A finalized rental agreement will be mailed to you within two days.
  • Book your rental car at San Luis Obispo County Airport at least 5 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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