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About the San Diego Airport (SAN), California, United States

San Diego: The Gateway to California's Coastline

San Diego is known for its beautiful beaches and warm weather. People from all over the world travel to the region to bask in the sun and surf. The San Diego International Airport (SAN) is located just northwest of the city. You can reach the heart of downtown in under 10 minutes depending on traffic. With your car rental, you have the freedom to explore the natural beauty of the city.

Finding Your Rental Car

San Diego International Airport (SAN) has a consolidated car rental center off their property. To get to your car, you need to get on a free shuttle that will bring you to your selected car counter. The shuttles are free and run throughout the day. If you want to get a taste of San Diego before leaving the airport, you can do that too. The airport has many restaurants available in its concourses. They have many local favorites and national chains for your dining choices. If you want to take a bit of San Diego home, there are several shops located in the terminal to pick up a souvenir.

Getting to San Diego

Downtown San Diego is around 10 minutes from the airport. There are many places to visit while in town. San Diego is home to the USS Midway, an aircraft carrier turned museum. If you are looking for more natural attractions, check out Balboa Park, which is roughly 15 minutes from the airport. It is home to the city’s museums as well as their botanical garden. Since San Diego is located on the coast, you can find yourself on a beach within a few minutes of the city.

A car rental can help you explore so much more of San Diego. From the beaches to the museums, get out and experience all that San Diego has to offer, and rent your car today!

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Car Rental Requirements in the United States

  • Minimum Age

    For most car rental companies around the world, the minimum age requirement is 25. Drivers aged between 21 and 24 might be subject to additional local fees and may not be allowed to book vehicles under the Premium, Specialty, SUV, Minivan, Van, Convertible, Utility and Luxury Vehicle categories. Additional drivers must be at least 25 years old.

  • Driver’s License

    Each driver must present a full, valid and original national driver's license held for minimum of 2 years. If your license is not in a language used in your destination country, an International Driver's Permit to accompany your national driver's license is highly recommended.

  • ID or Passport

    Each driver must present a valid and original photo ID or passport.

  • International Credit Card

    The renter must present a personal credit card, valid in the country of pick-up with enough funds to put a hold for a security deposit. Third-party credit cards will not be accepted. The car rental company is solely responsible for approving the provided credit card. Online prepayment does not exempt the renter from providing a valid international credit card during vehicle pick-up. The rental company will place a hold in the amount of the security deposit and, when applicable, any additional local fees not covered in the prepaid voucher on the card provided at the rental location.

  • Prepaid Booking Voucher

    You must present a printout of the Booking Confirmation Voucher at the rental location. This document officially confirms all agreed upon services, payment conditions, rates, discounts, as well as vehicle availability within the group selected.

  • Important Information

    Car rental companies reserve the right to refuse service to underage or unlicensed drivers, those with poor credit history or individuals otherwise considered liabilities by the rental company.

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