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San Jose, CA, United States
Aug 12 — Aug 19
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San Jose, CA, United States
Thu 8/12
Noon
Thu 8/19
Noon
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San Jose car rental information

Pick-up locationSan Jose
Rental locations50
Airport locations26

Car rental insurance in San Jose

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some San Jose car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in San Jose.

Deductible

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San Jose car rental reviews and directory

From ₱2,013/dayRated #1
Alamo
Most popular
Cheapest deal
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (383 reviews)
1 location in San Jose
Alamo
Locations in San Jose
1659 Airport Blvd Ste 5+1 844 370 8303
Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMay 27 2021
Pros: Check-in was easy and she/the agent was friendly.Cons: Not a fan of NISSAN cars. Dash isn't intuitive and not the best car to drive. Found trash under the seat from a previous driver.
10.0 ExcellentSep 22 2020
Pros: The staff was amazing.
8.0 ExcellentSep 13 2020
Pros: Vehicle fine. Check in process easyCons: Explanation of car features as no vehicle manual supplied. Had no idea how to access gas tank
4.4 OkayJul 13 2020
Cons: The agent offered a upgrade for a fee for a jeep cherokee. I had an issue with my card and had to call them. I walked from the transaction to call the card provider and was assigned a Nissan Rogue. I have hated every Nissan I have driven and would never pay extra to drive one. It was past 9 pm and I still had to go home and load up before leaving on my 800 mile drive to be with my mom who's husband died the next morning. My back still hurts from the low quality nissan seating .
8.0 ExcellentJul 9 2020
Pros: Ease of rentalCons: Had to cross busy airport road to get to rental area. Maybe people bridge would be safer.
2.0 MediocreJun 29 2020
Cons: My reservation was cancelled when I arrived. I paid more for a shittier car. Won’t rent cars through kayak again.
10.0 ExcellentJun 10 2020
Pros: Pick up was a breeze and employees are friendlyCons: Nothing .Everything is good
10.0 ExcellentApr 26 2020
Cons: Nothing. Great experience, great value, great car
8.8 ExcellentJan 2 2020
Pros: I liked checking in early online, bypassing lines. This is a great incentive when choosing my next rental. Drop-off was easy.Cons: When checking out, I wanted the attendant to check the car for dents/scratches. She wouldn’t do it. She seemed irritated that she had to write something down. Note was written on a map. There isn’t a form, or something more formal?
10.0 ExcellentDec 31 2019
Pros: easy drop off and pick up
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Rated #2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (279 reviews)
9 locations in San Jose
Enterprise
Locations in San Jose
1080 D Blossom Hill Rd+1 408 979 8282
Monday08:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
1485 Kerley Dr+1 408 437 1001
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
1659 Airport Blvd Ste 5+1 833 813 5264
Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
2635 Cunningham Ave+1 408 937 4988
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
282 S Montgomery St+1 408 286 4444
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
300 Almaden Blvd+1 408 286 4444
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3581 Stevens Creek Blvd+1 408 246 2100
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3591 Pearl Avenue+1 408 448 2100
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
395 Curtner Ave+1 408 280 2111
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 10 2021
10.0 ExcellentJun 30 2021
Pros: The staff was great.
4.8 OkayOct 4 2020
Cons: We rented for a month an SUV in order to go from CA to FL. The internal electrical stopped working on our way there. When I called to alert the problem in California, they told me to go to the nearest airport enterprise location in FL. Here, their first answer was that I should take it to a Firestone store to get it checked. I called the nearest Firestone and they told me they couldn't touch the car being so new and low milage; it was the dealership's problem. I called enterprise again and they told me to take it to the nearest dealership. At the dealership they told me that they can't service a car brought in by the customer. With enough frustration built, and the original San Jose office shinning by their absence, I demanded a simple swap of the car but they made me call 4 different enterprise locations in FL looking for an SUV replacement. An assistant manager in Daytona finally managed to put us in a minivan, but all of this took 20 calls and 3 days of painful dodging by their representatives. I will definitely be dodging their service in their future. Not recommend.
8.0 ExcellentSep 27 2020
Pros: All good
3.2 MediocreAug 22 2020
Pros: Price did not show fees upon pickupCons: Show all fees instead of catching your consumer off guard
10.0 ExcellentAug 10 2020
Pros: Staff was quick to help. Great car.Cons: Nothing
4.8 OkayJul 17 2020
Pros: Friendly staff.Cons: 1. Someone picking up the phone (called two open locations, no answer, one said to leave a message). 2. Being given instructions for one-way drop off at airport at time of rental or at least posted in rental car drop off lot. I had to call Enterprise to find out what to do once I parked the car as there was no attendant (Medford, OR). 3. Receiving revised receipt. There "special" car was a huge, double-cab pick up truck. Basically, no trunk and this was an airport pick up. So, I upgraded to a Toyota Corolla. When I dropped off the car, I was told a receipt would automatically be emailed to me but I never received and had to contact customer report for a copy.
5.6 OkayJan 5 2020
Pros: Drop off was a nightmare. I dropped it off at another location as the original reservation was, but I was not registered in the system when I picked up the car. The manager and staff did not know what to do and couldn’t assist me. They could not get a hold of the original airport I rented from to finish my registration so they could close my account. I had to call enterprise customer service personally standing in the enterprise office to speak to customer service to help. I spent nearly 2 hours there just trying to drop off my car. Staff and manager were not helpful and did not apologize once.Cons: The car was great and clean, no issues there. See above for why I am rating a poorly.
2.0 MediocreNov 13 2019
Pros: when we returned the rental we received 50% off of the rental for the inconvenience.Cons: Had mechanical problems with the rental, took over 17 hours to have someone call us back to exchange the rental and when we tried to go into another Enterprise to exchange the rental no one help us but instead told us to go back to the original Enterprise, which was 50 miles away. It should have been handled in less then 1hour, not 17 hours later.
2.0 MediocreNov 4 2019
Pros: The customer service number was friendly when they answered but I called after 12 midnight with no response which is a pretty bad idea in the customer Service world.Cons: There was no one at the counter when I called and they said they would wait. Their hours are from 5-1200 my flight ran late I got there at 1202 and no one was there. I never got to rent a car, had to go with someone else and it was expensive and a terrible car. Made the trip very stressful they could have just told me when I called they were closed.
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Rated #3
Thrifty
8.1 Excellent (228 reviews)
1 location in San Jose
Thrifty
Locations in San Jose
1659 Airport Blvd+1 877 283 0898
Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 21 2021
Pros: Staff at front desk and car exit were both helpful and friendly
10.0 ExcellentJun 15 2021
Pros: The staff at San Jose airport were the best I ever worked with!!!! They helped get us in the right vehicle for 6 people and luggage. The manager at San Jose airport on Friday, June 11, 2014 was especially helpful, efficient and kind. I was so impressed with this company!
10.0 ExcellentJun 14 2021
Cons: More people needed to be working at pickup. Waiting for 30 minutes isnt fun.
4.4 OkayNov 4 2020
Pros: Pick up has been painful. Drop off was cumbersome. Still awaiting my final receipts.
7.2 GoodOct 3 2020
Pros: Straightforward process. Car feels cleanCons: The hood of the car open but there was no indication of it on the car. Found out when it started moving on the freeway. This put my life in danger. Staff should have made sure that the hood was close and the car should have warned the driver that the hood is open.
6.4 GoodSep 29 2020
Pros: The staff were very friendly at pick up and drop off and the car was clean. It had a few scratches, but nothing too bad. Fuel economy was better than expected.Cons: The price was significantly better than other companies for the same type of car and it would have rated a higher score on value for money if it were not for the fact that the car needed some TLC. The engine sounded rough under load (like it was knocking), it needed oil (which I added) and the convertible top had trouble locking properly when it was lowered. I noticed later that the key had a sticker on it that said "check engine", but it seems that was not done.
9.2 ExcellentAug 16 2020
Pros: Staff was very helpful and friendly at SJCCons: Car wasn't in spot marked on envelope. Had to look around for a few minutes to find it.
10.0 ExcellentJul 19 2020
Pros: All aspects of this rental were wonderful. Typical pushy sales on upselling when you go to pickup, but that's expected and you can "nope" your way through it.
10.0 ExcellentJul 16 2020
Pros: Yes
8.4 ExcellentMay 17 2020
Cons: Customer service
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Rated #4
Dollar
7.8 Good (200 reviews)
1 location in San Jose
Dollar
Locations in San Jose
1659 Airport Blvd+1 866 434 2226
Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 1 2021
Pros: Great car Mazda CX-5. Easy dropoff (contactless - just leave the keys in the car and go).Cons: As seems to be the new norm, the wait for pickup was much longer than it needed to be. Hire enough staff please.
6.0 GoodApr 26 2021
Pros: The car was clean and the price was very fair. However, see below...Cons: I rented a certain class for not only the luxury comfort, but for the size. However, Dollar did not have the car I rented. They first tried to down grade me to a lower class, but larger car. I did not think this was fair so I did not agree. We went through the options and I explained, due to having two of my elder uncles with me and their need for a larger car, I needed something larger. Eventually a larger car was offered, but at a much higher rate. Again, I did not agree as a car in my category should have been available to me. Eventually I was offered another luxury vehicle (supposedly in the same class), but much smaller and the entire weekend we had difficulty getting my uncles in and out of it. Due to the inability to have a car ready for me in the class I rented I would have preferred the “upgrade” to an adequate car but the agent would not agree without additional payment to which I did not think was fair.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 12 2020
Pros: Staff very friendly and helpfulCons: Should be more proactive in looking for damages during inspection
10.0 ExcellentFeb 7 2020
Pros: Friendly service
4.4 OkayDec 5 2019
Cons: I prepaid and Dollar upsold my poor mother. Never again will I use kayak for car rentals.
10.0 ExcellentNov 12 2019
Pros: The whole experience was a breeze and was fastCons: No complaints
7.2 GoodSep 3 2019
Pros: Easy drop off.Cons: Was expecting a lower rate
10.0 ExcellentAug 8 2019
Pros: The staff was cery friendly and helpful. When i dropp off the car in San Diego was super easy , the staff was very gentleman. I'm happy with the service. The price was unexpensive compared with Hertz and others companies.
6.4 GoodApr 30 2019
Pros: the pick up and drop off on the 7th floor was goodCons: the service of the woman working in the ground floor could be improved
8.0 ExcellentOct 29 2018
Pros: Super easy pickup and drop off in San Jose
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Rated #5
Budget
7.8 Good (142 reviews)
5 locations in San Jose
Budget
Locations in San Jose
1350 N 1st Street+1 669 223 1795
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
1659 Airport Boulevard, Ste 3+1 408 286 7850
Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
2180 Tully Road+1 408 809 0512
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
2200 Eastridge Loop Ste 1104+1 669 255 4102
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
3680 Stevens Creek Boulevard+1 669 244 4335
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
5.9 OkayJul 28 2021
8.0 ExcellentJun 29 2021
Pros: Staff was lovely, wish they had a few more folks working that day because the line was long.
6.0 GoodJun 5 2021
Cons: I was charged 300$ more than I was suppoed to No customer service when left item in car;
8.0 ExcellentApr 26 2021
Pros: Staff member just left the station saying he wioo up or be back and never came back. The other agent had to take over both lines
8.0 ExcellentApr 12 2021
Cons: Better price and less wait time
2.0 MediocreFeb 25 2021
Cons: I went to pick up my car and the location was closed. I spent $40 on Uber ans had to scramble to find another rental. Spent three days prior calling customer service to confirm but no one would answer. Hours of location should be detailed in the confirmation email.
2.0 MediocreJan 22 2021
Pros: Guy in the booth was nice.Cons: Loaded car up and drove off only to find they put the wrong car in the wrong parking spot. THEN AVIS Budget group has done this repeatedly. You drive less than 75 miles and THEY AUTOMATICALLY ADD A FUEL CHARGE, even if the guy at returns notes that you filled the tank. Most people won't complain and you will spend hours trying to resolve this with their Call Center, the Social Media Group and then the Executive TEAM, JUST SAVE TIME AND AVOID BUDGET AVIS AT ALL COST (or be prepared to be ripped off and spend hours needlessly.)
5.2 OkayOct 16 2020
Pros: Not much.Cons: On the website, I had reserved a standard-size SUV. When I went to pick up the vehicle, they gave me one that I was not familiar with but which I soon learned was compact SUV. I did not have time to go back and complain, but it made our entire trip a bit harrowing, and I feel like I was ripped off by Budget. This felt like a bait-and-switch scam. When I picked up the car, it was clean, but it had that horrible "new car smell" in it that is really disgusting, especially for someone who has allergies. I ended up having to light a match inside the vehicle in order to subdue that grotesque smell. When I went to drop off the vehicle, the entrance to the Budget drop off location was closed and it pointed me to Avis. This forced me to backup in the wrong direction on a one-way street. There was a tiny sign at the Avis drop-off location for Budget but it was not visible unless you stopped at the Avis drop-off location and looked for it. Overall, this was not a pleasant experience and I cannot recommend either Budget or Kayak.
4.4 OkayOct 6 2020
Pros: Staff seemed tired and overworked.Cons: The car was scary. It pulled hard to the right and the steering wheel would wobble at speed and when stopping
2.0 MediocreSep 8 2020
Pros: NothingCons: not overbooking and letting us know our car wouldn't be available sooner. Helping us actually get a replacement option instead of leaving us stranded
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Rated #6
Payless
7 Good (205 reviews)
1 location in San Jose
Payless
Locations in San Jose
1659 Airport Blvd+1 408 724 4400
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
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 20 2021
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.
10.0 ExcellentMar 29 2021
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).
6.0 GoodMar 8 2021
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”
2.0 MediocreOct 20 2020
Pros: I can't cancel
8.4 ExcellentAug 30 2020
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. Recommend
9.6 ExcellentJul 30 2020
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 instructions
6.4 GoodJul 28 2020
Pros: The car drove well.Cons: The pick-up counter needed more staff. I waited in line for ~40 minutes.
2.0 MediocreJun 6 2020
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.
4.0 OkaySep 23 2019
Pros: Check out staff was friendly.Cons: No staff were at the drop off, and I was delayed waiting for them. I'm still unsure if the car was actually logged back to the agency, noting no damage and a full tank.
10.0 ExcellentSep 22 2019
Cons: Wait at the airport was a bit long.
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From ₱2,634/dayRated #7
Hertz
6.8 Good (244 reviews)
8 locations in San Jose
Hertz
Locations in San Jose
1040 The Alameda+1 408 998 8207
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
1659 Airport Blvd+1 408 938 6000
Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
2487 Alum Rock+1 408 929 0995
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
3076 Almaden Expwy+1 408 265 6050
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
3565 Stevens Creek Blvd+1 408 260 9476
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
5645 Cottle Rd+1 408 578 4021
Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00
575 W San Carlos St+1 408 998 8207
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
725 Ridder Park Drive#95+1 408 437 6250
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 6.7
  • 6.5
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 18 2021
6.0 GoodJul 4 2021
Pros: Staff was very friendlyCons: Interior of the rental car was filthy.
4.0 OkayJun 25 2021
Pros: The staff at the pick-up location were very friendly. The car was clean.Cons: I ordered a full-size vehicle and they downgraded me to a smaller vehicle without any warning. Didn't even give me a discount. There was nobody at the drop-off location, despite the fact that I arrived at my scheduled time. I had to wait a half an hour just to drop off the key to my car. The rental price was unreasonably high, especially considering I didn't receive the right car.
6.0 GoodJun 21 2021
Cons: Much better delivery
6.0 GoodMay 21 2021
Pros: The Staff at Pick-Up and Drop-off were professional and very nice.Cons: The car was dirty, low on oil and wind shield fluid when we picked it up.
4.0 OkayMay 18 2021
Pros: The pick up location (And drop off) were not at the airport, but at a remote location that required us to Uber to that location from the airport for an additional expense.Cons: Hertz itself was fine, but Kayak should have highlighted that the rental location was not on the airport property.
2.0 MediocreMay 14 2021
Pros: It was an easy pick up and drop off experienceCons: the condition of the vehicle
8.0 ExcellentMay 11 2021
Pros: yesCons: cigarette smoke noticeable
10.0 ExcellentApr 13 2021
Pros: staff was friendly and helpful.Cons: n/a
8.0 ExcellentApr 6 2021
Cons: Final billing. In the final bill email, I was charged the weekly rate for the daily rate and had to rush back to the rental car desk to get adjusted after I had gotten to my airport gate. I could not get a person on the phone to help me and had to go back in person. It was stressful.
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Rated #8
Fox
6 Good (513 reviews)
1 location in San Jose
Fox
Locations in San Jose
1659 Airport Boulevard+1 408 709 2950
Monday06:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 00:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 00:00
  • 6.1
  • 6.3
  • 5.8
  • 5.8
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleJul 30 2021
3.9 MediocreJul 21 2021
10.0 ExcellentJul 13 2021
5.9 OkayJul 10 2021
5.9 OkayJul 9 2021
2.0 MediocreJul 1 2021
Pros: Agent was courteousCons: Never got the car. Some spiel about not guaranteeing cars when reservations came in less than 24 hours ago. Hardly an excuse for poor customer service
2.0 MediocreJun 15 2021
Pros: The Staff was fine to work with.Cons: The could have had an actual car available. They apologized and told me that all their cars were gone and I was going to need to wait 3 or 4 hours until one becomes available.
10.0 ExcellentJun 15 2021
Pros: staff very friendly and accomodating
2.0 MediocreJun 12 2021
Cons: They had no cars to rent and was told that we had to wait at least 60 to 90 minutes before any cars would be available
6.0 GoodJun 9 2021
Cons: They charged me for picking the car up a few hours later then reserved. So I'm renting it for as long as I was going to and I'm getting an extra charge.
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Rated #9
Avis
7.5 Good (51 reviews)
5 locations in San Jose
Avis
Locations in San Jose
1350 N 1st Street+1 669 223 1570
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
1659 Airport Boulevard Ste 2+1 408 993 2224
Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
2180 Tully Road+1 408 809 0502
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
2200 Eastridge Loop Ste 1104+1 669 255 4088
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
3680 Stevens Creek Blvd, Ste B+1 669 223 0424
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
5.9 OkayJul 28 2021
10.0 ExcellentJun 15 2021
Pros: Staff was super friendly and car was very clean. Easy pickup and dropoffCons: wish they had after-hours drop-off
10.0 ExcellentJun 5 2021
Pros: EverythingCons: Nothing
4.0 OkayApr 20 2021
Pros: Staff was inept and inexperienced to handle a simple situation. We liked the car model.Cons: The car was not cleaned at all. Surprising they rented out without cleaning and sanitizing in COVID times. After bringing this issue to the agent, he said he could not help it. I was mad but had no option but to take it. Myself and two of my family members cleaned the car inside out for two hours before starting the trip. Horrible experience. Won’t rent from Avis again.
10.0 ExcellentAug 24 2020
Pros: professional staff. very efficient checkin and return process. nice car in good shape and very clean. everything that I could ask for worked very well
6.4 GoodJul 5 2020
Cons: The car needs a good wash
8.0 ExcellentMar 12 2020
Cons: Rented from San Jose airport but actually was recorded as one mile away at a hotel pickup
9.6 ExcellentJul 8 2019
Pros: Staff was great, price was good
4.0 OkayJun 14 2019
Pros: NothingCons: I waited for over two hours to pickup my rental. When I finally got to the desk, all they had left was 12 person van.
5.2 OkayJun 10 2019
Cons: The wait time to get through this line was absurd given the limited number of people in line before me. In addition, certain fees were not disclosed at time of reservation resulting in charges higher than anticipated. Agent was also relentless on upselling optional services.
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From ₱2,301/dayRated #10
Sixt
7.5 Good (44 reviews)
1 location in San Jose
Sixt
Locations in San Jose
1659 Airport Blvd+1 888 749 8227
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
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 28 2018
Pros: Great services replace
10.0 ExcellentSep 6 2017
SixT best bang for the buckPros: Cheap price and no wait. Because SixT is less well known than the others, the lines for pick up were atrocious at Hertz, Avis, etc but non-existent at SixT. Mildly slick attempt at getting us to choose un-needed insurance (aren't they all?) but otherwise super-attentive service. No prob with the car at all. Drop off was a breeze.Cons: A couple of dents in the car not documented at pick-up - we had to note these and have them write then down before we took off with the vehicle.
10.0 ExcellentAug 26 2017
Great Rental ExperiencePros: Easy, friendly car pick up at San Jose airport.Cons: Nothing, very pleased!
10.0 ExcellentAug 15 2017
Great Rental ExperiencePros: Upgraded to a higher class of carCons: Nothing
8.4 ExcellentJul 23 2017
Pros: Van had required room, had enough power for mountains near Yosemite.Cons: Mercedes design: weird shifter, too many controls in unusual locations. Middle seat design lacked cupholders, hard to exit left.
5.2 OkayJul 13 2017
WRONG CAR .....Cons: I reserved the vehicle class (Chavey Tahoe or similar) almost 5 months prior and when I get there that "car" isn't available..... The young lady behind the counter could have cared less.
2.0 MediocreJun 27 2017
Charged for a service that was never providedPros: NOTHINGCons: After charging me online for the car rental, Sixt informed us at the airport that they did not accept debit cards. The lady handed me a brochure to call customer care and ask about our refund. The person I spoke with over the phone said that I would have to submit something in an email with the request. I sent an email explaining what happened and that I wanted a refund of the money they accepted (from my debit card). Their response never acknowledged my refund request and instead shared their debit card policy. I still have not received a refund for a service that was never provided. I would also like to mention that the person at the counter said no one at the airport accepted debit cards, but we went one counter down and they happily accepted our form of payment. Never using this company - horrible customer service in person, over the phone and via email.
2.0 MediocreJun 21 2017
Would never use Sixt againCons: Staff was unprofessional from the checkout counter to the garage. Had to hunt down an employee each time. Would never use again.
2.0 MediocreJun 20 2017
Late arrival + early closing time = bad car rentalPros: NothingCons: Prepayment and early closing meant that my money was taken, and I had to rent from another company with appropriate business hours. So I had to pay twice, and I had to pay last minute rate for the send company
10.0 ExcellentJun 19 2017
First classPros: Employees were timely and friendly. Loved the Volvo... just like the one I drive!Cons: Zero
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Rated #11
National
8 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in San Jose
National
Locations in San Jose
1659 Airport Blvd Ste 8+1 844 370 8304
Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
  • 10
  • 8
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  • 6
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMar 29 2017
Great van and service!Pros: Helpful employees at pick up and drop off.Cons: Rate was high, but I should have made the reservation earlier.
Rated #12
Airport Van
6.1 Good (25 reviews)
1 location in San Jose
Airport Van
Locations in San Jose
765 Coleman Ave1-408-573-7111
  • 6.3
  • 6.1
  • 6.3
  • 5.8
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 7 2020
Cons: Good overall
2.0 MediocreMay 27 2020
Cons: Incorrect pick up address and contact information, no one there to assist
4.8 OkayJun 29 2019
Pros: The can was in good condition.Cons: The offices were filthy, the line desperately long. I lined up for more than an hour to pick up the van. And no excuses were given by the staff.
5.6 OkayJul 24 2018
Pros: Lot of Van optionsCons: Limited Mileage and long wait
2.0 MediocreMay 21 2018
Watch Terms and ConditionsPros: The rate appeared favorable for newer vehicle with unlimited mileage.Cons: Did not rent from AVR when it turned out not to be unlimited mileage. My experience with Sixt was excellent.
3.2 MediocreApr 4 2018
Below satisfactory rental experience - overallPros: They did have availability of the van. Ran well.Cons: wrong address was provided by Kayak. They gave us 15 seat passenger van with zero cargo space. They did not even tell us about this upfront. Also i had to wait 45 minutes at the rental space for them to finish cleaning up, and they changed the rental vehicle at the last minute. Van was not fully cleaned. The back seats were very dirty.
9.6 ExcellentApr 3 2018
Well worth the off airport location.Pros: The people were very friendly and customer service oriented. A quick call brought them to pick us up in a shuttle service back to their office less than 10 minutes from the airport. Their rental vehicles were 2018 new and the process went very smoothly. Should family trips take us back near any of their areas, I have no issues calling them first based off this experience.Cons: Two small issues were 1. the rental didn’t have plates and as it turned out to be minimal, the higher risk of being pulled over and dealing with a patrol officer was there and 2. a miscommunication that we could have used the rental to be dropped off back at the airport instead of unloading and reloading luggage into their shuttle would have topped the experience off nicely. Minimal affect on the experience as a whole.
2.8 MediocreFeb 26 2018
ScammedPros: The car had 4 wheels and an engineCons: This entire experience was a scam, the booking process as well as the email I received on booking claimed I was getting unlimited miles. It wasn’t until I got to the rental location that I was told, sorry only 200 miles original “check out fine print”. This is why I dont plan on using kayak again.
6.0 GoodNov 24 2017
What was offered is not the same as advertisedPros: Van was spacious. Large cargo space.Cons: Van was old with 90k miles on it. AC grills at the passengers in the back were broken or removed. No air flow control. Gas tank cover was broken. Step to the rear passengers area was very high and difficult to claim and step out. My wife fell down from the step and injured her leg. Van had only 17gallons per mile. Advertised as 23. Mandatory insurance $29.99 a day, instead of advertised $11/day. We were told that it is because it’s a commercial van, but we never been told so in advertising.
8.8 ExcellentJun 6 2017
Pros: Best price for minivan.
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Zeeba Rent-A-Van
3 locations in San Jose
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in San Jose
1659 Airport Blvd+1 800 940 9332
1701 Airport Blvd+1 800 940 9332
561 W Hedding Street+1 800 940 9332
Recent reviews
Eagle Rent A Car
2 locations in San Jose
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in San Jose
75 Phelan Ave, Suite 2
San Jose airport
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Sunnycars
2 locations in San Jose
Sunnycars
Locations in San Jose
1527 Airport Boulevard
659 Airport Blvd Ste 5
Recent reviews
Avr
1 location in San Jose
Avr
Locations in San Jose
San Jose Airport
Recent reviews
Easirent
1 location in San Jose
Easirent
Locations in San Jose
Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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Economy Rent a Car
1 location in San Jose
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in San Jose
561 West Hedding St.+1 866 932 0060
Recent reviews
Europcar
1 location in San Jose
Europcar
Locations in San Jose
Please Go To Fox Counter+1 408 709 2950
Recent reviews
Flight Car
1 location in San Jose
Flight Car
Locations in San Jose
San Jose airport+1 844 742 5870
Recent reviews
Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in San Jose
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in San Jose
1659 Airport Blvd Car Rental Center San Jose Ca+1 408 709 2950
Recent reviews
Its Rent a Car
1 location in San Jose
Its Rent a Car
Locations in San Jose
1701 Airport Blvd, San Jose, CA+1 415 370 8478
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Rhodium
1 location in San Jose
Rhodium
Locations in San Jose
San Jose Airport+1 408 709 2950
Monday06:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 00:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
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Sunday06:00 - 22:00
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2317 travelers who rented a car in San Jose gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car rental locations in or near San Jose

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

₱2,369/day

Good deal

₱2,250/day

When to book a rental car in San Jose

Average daily price per month
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Top tips for renting a car in San Jose

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in San Jose for ₱2,250 or less
  • Book your rental car in San Jose at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in San Jose are around 9% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in San Jose

  • Some car rental companies in San Jose which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Alamo and Hertz

  • On average a rental car in San Jose costs ₱2,369 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in San Jose are Alamo (8.9, 420 reviews), Enterprise (8.4, 351 reviews), and Thrifty (8.1, 260 reviews).

  • The average gas price in San Jose is ₱174.69 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₱2,096 and ₱2,795, depending on the car size.

  • Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in San Jose.

  • Car rental companies onsite at San Jose airport include Alamo, Hertz and Sixt.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Jose airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Hertz, and Sixt.

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

  • A Mini car rental in San Jose costs ₱2,712 per day, on average.

  • A Premium car rental in San Jose costs ₱8,191 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in San Jose costs ₱2,100 per day, on average.

  • In San Jose, cars are most frequently rented at Alamo 1659 Airport Blvd Ste 5 (4 km from city center ).

  • On average a rental car in San Jose costs ₱16,584 per week (₱2,369 per day).

  • On average a rental car in San Jose costs ₱71,074 per month (₱2,369 per day).