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 car rental in San Diego 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.  

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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. 

Can I rent a car without a credit card in San Diego?

It is possible at some stations and for some car categories to rent a car with a debit card. An additional ID may be required. Otherwise, all major credit cards are accepted.

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. 

Can I add optional extras to my booking?

Customize your rental in San Diego with useful extras. Options include Toll Pass that saves you time at toll plazas, and GPS Guaranteed so you can find the fastest route to the nearest beach.

SIXT's Flexible car rental policy in San Diego

Have your plans changed? Don't worry! Select our flexible option when booking and change or cancel your reservation free of charge.

What type of car should I rent in San Diego?

Book an SUV to have room for family and friends plus beach gear, or a premium convertible to enjoy the beautiful weather.

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. 

Winter in San Diego

Winter is a great time to visit La Jolla and see marine life like seals, orange garibaldis and sand sharks, with opportunities to get up close and personal by renting a paddle board, kayak or snorkel gear. Museum buffs will appreciate a day spent exploring all types of exhibits in Balboa Park. Be sure to get your fill of Mexican food since nothing beats being this close to the border. 


Connected L.

Great experience and excellent customer support and great service.

Kimberly F.

After a disappointing start , Sixt came thru with an upgrade that pleased us so much we kept it far longer than we planned … we’ll done!

Jenna W.

Great service, great price, great experience from beginning to end! Was my first time using SIXT and will use again for sure!

Natalya M.

Don't have any issues. At the front counter gentlemen offered the additional services and insurance but didn't really push much after I refused it. Also, I got very nice and clean car!

Jim J.

A new company for me and pleased with first live interface. Made my day with this rental.

Kathleen Denick S.

Fantastic service! Quick and easy. Clean and safe cars. Very good rates. A happy customer😀

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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