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The search options in the above form include pick-up/return date and time, and location criteria. You can play with the options to find the vehicle best suited for your demands.

The address of the preset rental office 'San Diego - Airport': San Diego Airport, 2942 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, Ca 92101, USA.

To change to another rental area in San Diego, simply use one of the following:
-change the preset location in the 'Pick-up' field in the above form;
-click on one of the links below;
-use the map of San Diego on this page.

Hire process in San Diego - Airport
Rental service. At the airport of San Diego, OrangeSmile.com provides cars to rent in all categories: economy, compact, full-size, minivan, SUV and cabrio. Renting a car in the airport is always cheaper than in other rental locations around San Diego.

Reservation. When filling in the reservation form, always specify your flight number to San Diego. This helps our rental supplier to control the car logistics based on the actual flight landing time. Also, read the car rental conditions carefully. They specify the required documents to be brought to the desk in San Diego - Airport.

Finding the office. Upon landing follow the signs 'Car Rental' to find the rental location 'San Diego - Airport'. These signs can be found in the baggage area and in the arrival hall of the San Diego airport.

Communication. Keep the phone numbers of our support team and the rental office in 'San Diego - Airport' with you during the trip (both numbers are provided in the confirmation voucher). In case of any deviations from the plan or delays, please make a notification call to the rental desk as soon as possible. In case of problems at the 'San Diego - Airport' office, make a live phone call to our support.

At the office. Ask your rental officer in 'San Diego - Airport', whether it is possible to upgrade the vehicle. Often, rental companies of USA use the opportunity to make the customer happy by an upgrade. Also ask for telephone numbers to be used in case of car damage or theft situations.

Return. At the rental desk in 'San Diego - Airport', ask the officer how tolerant the rental company is to the 'too-late' returns. Normally, a one hour delay is not penalized in USA.

We wish you great holidays and fantastic time in San Diego!

FAQ on the rental steps

'OrangeSmile.CarTrawler' enables advanced search through the most complete and up-to-date database of actual car rental offers in San Diego, as well as an instant 3-step reservation service for your selected vehicle. All the booking stages, including the confirmation voucher, are provided in most common languages, including English. We guarantee that regardless of your rental dates, at the location 'San Diego - Airport' you will always find a car at a price that will be lower than in other rental companies.
Typical models of OrangeSmile.com vehicles in San Diego
Mini & economy hatchback: Chevrolet Aveo, Hyundai Atos and Ford Fiesta
Compact & intermediate sedan: Nissan Primera, Pontiac G3 and Toyota Auris
Full-size saloon & station wagon: Nissan Maxima, Chevrolet Impala and Honda Accord
Premium & luxury limousine: Lincoln Towncar, Ford Grand Marquis and Buick Lucerne CXL
Minivan & minibus, 7-15 pax: Chrysler Voyager, Ford Clubwagon 15 Seater and Chevrolet Uplander
SUV, crossover & off-road vehicle: Nissan Pathfinder 4WD, Chrysler Journey and Ford Escape
Cabriolet, roadster & convertible: Mini Cooper, Chrysler Sebring Convertible and VW Eos Convertible
Rental locations near San Diego
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San Diego - Airport and car rental services

Airport location, terminals and transportation

San Diego International Airport is both civil and military aviation facility. It is located a few kilometres from the centre of the city of San Diego. The near-border location of the airport (San Diego borders on Mexico) accounts for its use as a military aviation facility. It was opened in 1928. The airport was named in honour of the famous American aviator Charles Lindbergh. Even now the airport is still known as Lindbergh Field. In 1934, it started servicing international flights and received the status of the international airport. The airport comprises one runway and handles about 20 million people a year. Passengers are serviced in 3 current terminals, which are Terminals 1 and 2 West, Terminal 2 East. Coast Guard Air Station San Diego is deployed near the southeast corner of the airport.

You can get to the airport from other districts by means of suburban railway connection provided by Amtrak Intercity and COASTER. Taxi stands are placed at the exit of the arrival area. The employees of the support service can help you get into various means of transport such as shuttles or taxis.

Rental offices, how to find them, where to return car

At San Diego International Airport, you can rent a vehicle at the Consolidated Rental Car Center, where all the leading car rental companies are concentrated. Free shuttles depart regularly from the airport terminals to the Consolidated Rental Car Center and back. The Center is situated next to the economy parking lot along the Pacific Highway. The clients receive and return their leased vcehicles in the parking lot of this Center.

In order to reach the Consolidated Renral Car Center, you should get to the Pacific Highway/Sassafras intersection and then follow the signs. The cars, which have been rented at the airport, are also returned to the parking lot of the Center as well. The information and links to contact the car rental companies are found on the information boards, as well as on the official website of the airport. The following car rental firms provide their services at the airport: Advantage, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Economy car rental, Enterprise, EZ Rent-A-Car, Fox Rent-A-Car, Firefly, Payless, Sixt, Hertz, Thrifty, Avis, National, and Zipcar.

It is recommended to make a preliminary reservation through different online services, so that you can be sure that you will be able to get the most suitable vehicle. At the same time, it will help you keep down the cost of renting. Both debit and credit cards are accepted for payment. The rental cost will be higher for the drivers under the age of 25 years.

Long-term and short-term parking, hotels nearby

There are three convenient parking lots beside the terminals. Long-term parking (found in Harbor Drive) and economy parking (on the Pacific Highway) are available in the territory of the airport. Constantly running shuttles provide connection between the parking lots and the terminals of the airport. The colour of the shuttle indicates its route. Green colour corresponds to long-term parking, and blue colour corresponds to economy one. A valet parking service is offered near Terminals 1 and 2.

Quite a number of hotels with different levels of service are nestled next to the territory of the air terminal. The nearest hotels are the Hilton San Diego Airport, the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, the Holiday Inn Express, the Motel 6, the Courtyard by Marriott and others.
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