San Diego, CA

San Diego car rental

When you rent a car in San Diego you can expect friendly customer service and access to a fleet of premium vehicles. You can find us at convenient locations in the city, including at San Diego International Airport. SIXT offers a diverse fleet at affordable prices, so you can drive a car that meets your needs. Choose a premium sedan for a luxurious ride to business meetings or book an SUV to transport your surfboard and beach gear. 


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SIXT Services in San Diego

Whether you are coming to San Diego on vacation, for a surf competition or for business, you will find a car category to suit you. Options include compact cars, standard and premium sedans, an array of SUVs and even sports cars. Customize your rental with extras like GPS to save time driving in the city, and child seats to keep everyone safe. You can choose from flexible rental periods like a long-term rental or a weekend rental, depending on how long your stay is in San Diego.  

SIXT Services in San Diego

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Car rental under 25 in San Diego

You need to be at least 21 to rent a car with SIXT in the US. Some car categories have a higher minimum age, and an underage driver fee applies to those under 25. 

Documents you need to rent a car in San Diego

You will need a valid driver’s license to drive a SIXT car. International renters will also need their passport and an international driving permit if your license is in a non-Roman alphabet like Arabic or Japanese. 

Flexible rentals

Don’t worry if your plans in San Diego might change. Book with our “Pay Later” option and cancel your reservation free of charge. 

What to do while in San Diego

San Diego has something for everyone. A San Diego car rental with SIXT will allow families with kids to visit Sea World, Legoland, the world-famous San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park or other attractions in San Diego. There are plenty of fantastic places to eat out, whether that be in the Gaslamp District or a beachfront seafood restaurant in a North County coastal town like Carlsbad or Cardiff. 

Summer in San Diego

Summer in San Diego is a great time to hit the beach! The weather is not too hot and not too cold and there is plenty of coastline to explore. Your San Diego car rental will get you to any beach in the area.Try your hand at surfing or boogie boarding at Ocean Beach, or drive to the bluffs in the Del Mar area for a long sunset walk or to soak up the sun in the summer months. 



This car rental service is fantastic. Robert from the SDC airport branch helped me out at the last minute with a pretty sweet Chevy Suburban. None of the other car rental services was able to give me the requirements I needed for a last minute one way rental to LAX the next day. The service drop-off at LA took me just 2 minutes. Great job guys! Will definitely rent out again the next time I’m back.

Andrew S.

I am generally a loyal renter of a national carrier but due to the pandemic it's been tough to get cars and I was forced to try Sixt in three different cities. San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego. They all exceeded my expectations, and the cars are great, not the standard boring selection. The price was perfect but my experience and reason for the review was due to Ruth. Ruth Teklai, the Executive Sales Agent, was very much above and beyond in customer satisfaction. She secured me a fantastic car, maintained a pleasing personality thru the entire experience complete with a smile. She detailed every thoroughly with speed to expedite me without making me feel rushed. Sixt, you have an asset on your hands with Ruth, don't let her go. As an owner of a company, I realize the value of the face of our organization. She ensured it was a perfect rental with a follow up email to ensure I was happy and all was good.

sheetal h.

I had an amazing car rental experience with sixt. Alona Pedro was extremely kind and helped us with our car rental. She provided us with all the options she had for a last minute booking. We were extremely happy with her service, the car and our driving experience at San Diego International Airport. Thank youuuuu for going above and beyond in providing an exceptional service :)

Amanda Y.

I rencently rented an SUV through Sixt for the first time on my work trip to San Diego. The entire expereince was great! Ruth helped me at the rental counter, and she was incredibly freindly and helpful! Highly recommend renting from Sixt!

John B.

Stephany was great and made it smooth. Thank you!

Alice P.

Could not have been happier with the service and support received at the San Diego airport office. Despite initial problems (on my part), we were set up immediately with a replacement vehicle (exactly as reserved). Everything worked like a charm and the return process was smooth and quick. A flawless rental.

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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