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San Jose car rentals in 2023

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in San Jose. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on December 1, 2023.

Most popular company

FOX

Price of gas per gallon

$3.60

Average price per day

$53

Cheapest price per day

$21

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in San Jose?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in San Jose and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on December 1, 2023.

January

$42

February

$51

March

$52

April

$53

May

$53

June

$59

July

$59

August

$59

September

$54

October

$57

November

$50

December

$60

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in San Jose is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is December. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in San Jose

Explore the most popular car models available for rent in San Jose and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car rental companies and was last updated on December 1, 2023.

There are, in total, 55 car rental locations in San Jose that are operated by 24 companies. In the past week, small car is the cheapest car type users can rent (cheapest price last found: $20/day). Explore 6 car types currently offered from San Jose rental providers:

Compare available car types for rental in San Jose

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in San Jose to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on December 1, 2023.

Small cars

$45 - $73

All Car Types

$70 - $95

To rent a small car in San Jose, the United States, you would pay an average price of $60/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a small car in San Jose, the United States (~$45/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$73/day). In fact, November is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for San Jose. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Jose, renting a small car saves you 29% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best San Jose small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in San Jose, the United States, you would pay an average price of $59/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in San Jose, the United States (~$52/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$69/day). In fact, January is about 14% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for San Jose. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Jose, renting a medium car saves you 29% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best San Jose medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in San Jose, the United States, you would pay an average price of $81/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a large car in San Jose, the United States (~$67/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$113/day). In fact, October is about 19% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for San Jose. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Jose, renting a large car saves you 3% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best San Jose large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in San Jose, the United States, you would pay an average price of $69/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in San Jose, the United States (~$58/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~$82/day). In fact, November is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for San Jose. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Jose, renting a SUV saves you 17% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best San Jose SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in San Jose, the United States, you would pay an average price of $95/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a van in San Jose, the United States (~$70/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$123/day). In fact, September is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for San Jose. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Jose, renting a van is 13% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best San Jose van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a pickup truck in San Jose, the United States, you would pay an average price of $84/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a pickup truck in San Jose, the United States (~$70/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$109/day). In fact, March is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck rental for San Jose. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Jose, renting a pickup truck is 2% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To rent a luxury car in San Jose, the United States, you would pay an average price of $94/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in San Jose, the United States (~$71/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$106/day). In fact, November is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for San Jose. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Jose, renting a luxury car is 11% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best San Jose luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a convertible in San Jose, the United States, you would pay an average price of $124/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in San Jose, the United States (~$99/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$149/day). In fact, November is about 21% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for San Jose. When comparing with other car types available for rental in San Jose, renting a convertible is 33% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

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Nissan Versa$20/day
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Hyundai Accent$23/day
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Top rental agencies in San Jose

Explore the leading car rental agencies in San Jose known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in San Jose. Reviews were last updated on December 1, 2023.
Have a look at the top rental car agencies available in San Jose, including Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Dollar. Skim reviews, rental company locations, prices, and more before making your decision.

Alamo

8.6
Very good
166 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

8.2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.7
Good
120 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

7.3

Dollar

7.7
Good
115 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.4

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

7.7

Hertz

6.4
Okay
173 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.4

Avis

6.8
Okay
39 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.6

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

7.1

Budget

6.5
Okay
94 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.3

Airport Van

5.6
Fair
18 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.0

Overall

5.3

Pick-up/drop-off

4.6

Value

5.3

Europcar

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

6.7

Overall

5.6

Pick-up/drop-off

5.3

Value

5.8

Best San Jose car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in San Jose. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in San Jose with an average daily rate of $24. Data was last updated on December 1, 2023.
Some of the most attractive options when it comes to renting a car in San Jose. Double check the details of your car rental reservation before booking to ensure no unwanted surprises.

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in San Jose, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on December 1, 2023.

What is the cheapest rental car found in San Jose?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $53/day when booking a rental car in San Jose. The best deal a user found was for $21/day from Zeeba Rent-A-Van, booked on Jul. 28.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in San Jose?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in San Jose from the following companies over the past two weeks: Fox ($20/day), Turo ($20/day), and Hertz ($23/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in San Jose?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Alamo (8.6 rating), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.8 rating) and Thrifty (7.6 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in San Jose.

What are gas prices like in San Jose?

The average gas price in San Jose is $3.60/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $43 and $62 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in San Jose for a week from Fox?

Fox is one of the most popular car rental companies in San Jose, offering car rentals for around $278 per week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in San Jose for the best price?

Booking early almost always ensures you have more options of car models to choose from, as well as prices reduced by up to 39% to make it a great deal in San Jose. Try to book at least 7 days prior to when you need the car rental to close on a rate below the average.

Can I rent a car for a month in San Jose?

Yes, cars are available to be rented out for an entire month in San Jose.

How much does it cost to rent a car in San Jose for a month?

Generally, a month-long car rental in San Jose can be found for about $1,192, with the average price for a rental being around $40 a day. Book with Zeeba Rent-A-Van, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 88% less compared to the average price of car rentals in San Jose.

How much is a car rental in San Jose for a weekend?

For a weekend car rental in San Jose, you can expect the average price to be around $63. Usually a Economy rental in San Jose is your cheapest weekend car rental option, though you should always check Cheapflights to see if there are other deals on alternative car rental types. If you do opt for renting a Economy for January, it will cost approximately $58 per day.

What car do most people rent in San Jose?

The most popular car to rent while in San Jose is the Mitsubishi Galant, which is a Standard vehicle.

Luxury car rentals in San Jose

Find luxury car rental deals in San Jose from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in San Jose cost an average of $26 per day. Price data was last updated on December 1, 2023.
Some of the most suitable options we've found on luxury car rentals within San Jose. If these car rental deals don't suit your needs, make sure to check back soon as we're constantly finding new offers for our users.
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