San Diego, CA

Sixt rent a car in San Diego

Rent a car in San Diego with SIXT and have the means to explore this captivating Pacific coast city and its surrounds. We offer affordable car rental deals that can accommodate a wide range of mobility needs. Arrange a convenient car rental at San Diego International Airport and get on the road straight after landing.


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Car Rental in San Diego, CA

San Diego's iconic waterfront and San Diego Old Town are only two miles from our airport car rental location. For more information about our branch in San Diego see the menu below and click on the right hand tab to see our exact location on Google Maps. In the surrounding area you will have easy access to amazing hikes and over 60 beautiful Californian beaches. From the hip Gaslamp Quarter to the Torrey Pines National Park and the resort area of Coronado, a car rental in San Diego opens your trip to so many opportunities.

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Our Services

Our extensive fleet in San Diego means you get to choose from a diverse variety of rental cars. Vehicles are kept up-to-date and well maintained and we offer affordable rates on models from world-class manufacturers. No matter your budget or travel plans we have options for both economy and luxury car rental in San Diego. Book online and have the chance to do a quick price comparison between our car rental deals in San Diego. Please be aware, however, reservations are only guaranteed for a vehicle in your chose car category as specific vehicles are subject to availability.

How do I choose the right vehicle class for my trip?

  • Compact cars are the perfect economy choice for a city trip
  • Sedans offer utmost comfort and are great for business trips and long distance drives
  • Sports cars are available for those looking for some driving thrills
  • A convertible rental is the perfect way to make the most of the amazing weather. Soak up the sun as you cruise with the top down in a model like a Mustang convertible
  • SUVs, station wagons and minivans are roomy and robust, while our passenger vans are suited for group travel
  • Your rental vehicle can also be customized with our affordable extras, including child seats, additional driver and GPS.
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Sixt Tips

San Diego's inhabitants are known for their relaxed friendly attitude and it helps that the city is situated on a magnificent part of California's Pacific coastline. The city itself has some brilliant major attractions such as the popular Balboa Park. The park is a 1200-acre outdoor space with amazing architecture and flora, its own tramline and over 15 museums and cultural institutions. San Diego is a surfer city so also be sure to check out the fantastic Surfer Museum on Oceanside to brush up on your surf knowledge.

You don't have to go outside of the city district to visit incredible beaches, especially to the north in Pacific Beach and La Jolla. Be sure to check out the children's pool here but don't let the name fool you, what was initially designed as a family beach area has been reclaimed by seals, people now flock to the beach for the wildlife not the sunbathing. For fantastic bathing beaches be sure to check out Mission Beach on the Golden Strand and the mile long Ocean Beach. Find out more about what to do in San Diego at the local tourism website. If you plan to do something outdoors in California, check out our guide to 15 of the Best Summer Hikes in the USA.

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Sightseeing Destinations

Not far from San Diego is Carlsbad, another fantastic city with plenty of activities and outdoor pursuits. It has a fantastic surf beach, Tamarack, as well as the South Carlsbad State Beach for bathing. Also check out the incredible Flower Fields and for staggering flora the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park set in a small canyon.

Distance to Carlsbad

  • from San Diego Airport via I-5 N: 36 miles, about 40 minutes

East of San Diego is the extraordinary hamlet of Mount Laguna set 6000 meters above sea level and surrounded by pine forests. Surrounding the village is the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area home to amazing trails and opportunities for outdoor activities. It is also an ideal place to begin a scenic drive across Sunrise Highway.

Distance to Mount Laguna

  • from San Diego Airport via I-8 E: 60 miles, 1 hour and10 minutes
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Additional Services

Young drivers and discount coupons

As long as you are over 21 and have held your license for at least one year you can rent a car in San Diego with Sixt. Young drivers can choose from a selection of vehicle types and enjoy all of our benefits. We also have numerous discount coupons to help drivers get an even better car rental deal in San Diego. For a more affordable trip check out our coupons which offer student discounts and military discounts among others. As you book online remember to enter your coupon code before completing your reservation.

One way car rental and flexible rental time periods

With Sixt we make sure you can plan the trip you want to have. You can travel with less restriction when you rent a car with unlimited mileage or take advantage of our flexible rental periods and opt for a daily, weekly or monthly car rental. We also offer great deals on one way car rental. Start off in San Diego and use your car rental to road trip around the state or head off on an adventure with a one way car rental from San Diego to Las Vegas or to San Francisco.

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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