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We’re always available to help supply you with a hire car at San Diego’s Lindbergh Field International Airport. You’ll find that our handy pick-up point is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
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San Diego is one of the west coast’s most exciting destinations, thanks to a huge range of attractions from roller coasters to gorgeous beaches. San Diego International Airport, known to locals as Lindbergh Field, is the main gateway to all these great landmarks and southern California.
Whether you’re in San Diego for business or holiday, a hire car helps you visit the best sights while you’re here. We’ve got a convenient car hire pick-up point at San Diego Airport so you can get in a car and start exploring as quickly as possible.
Whether you are just getting off a flight and want to jump in a car, or are returning a hire car, we’re easy to find. Don’t forget that, if it helps your travel plans, you can pick up from us at one location and drop off at a different one.
From the Pacific shore beaches to the spectacular mountains in the east, San Diego offers a wonderfully wide range of things to see and do. The beaches alone stretch for 70 miles along the shore, so it’s a lot easier to find the best one if you have your own hire car.
You’ll find that San Diego is a great place to explore by road. The city has been built around cars, so roads are generally wide and smooth. There are good parking facilities everywhere and much of the city is arranged in an easy-to-navigate grid system, seen in most USA cities.
From the start, you’ll find our car hire pick up point is chosen so you can leave the airport complex easily. We’re based on the north side of the airport with instant access to the Pacific Highway, and you can be in the middle of downtown in a few minutes.
The airport stands between the colonial Old Town and the new city commercial district. Interstate 5 passes the airport, giving you the chance to quickly head south to the Mexican border or north to Los Angeles. Other local interstates mean you can drive east to Arizona on I-8; or take I-15 to the northeast, heading for Las Vegas and Salt Lake City.
The rules of the road in southern California are similar to the rest of the US. Traffic drives on the right, of course, but also beware that all passengers over 16 must wear seatbelts and that drivers aren’t allowed to use a mobile phone.
Southern California’s speed limits are fairly low to reflect the relaxed nature of much of the driving here. There’s a 70mph limit on rural freeways, which reduces to 65mph for urban stretches. Residential roads have a 30mph limit, which can be reduced to 20mph in school zones.
To see all California’s road regulations, download the state’s driver’s handbook here.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
San Diego is one of the entertainment capitals of the US, offering a huge list of brilliant things to do. The climate is great, the city is welcoming and the surrounding areas are full of fascinating experiences.
Before you drive off to have fun, look at a map and appreciate the unique geography of the area. San Diego is built around a huge natural harbour protected by the long spit of Coronado and Point Loma. This is where you’ll find the Old Town with inspiring traces of the original Spanish colonial missions and the glossy towers of the modern, thriving downtown area. To the north is another complex lagoon area known as Mission Bay. Around here you’ll find many of the city’s attractions.
The huge green square of Balboa Park is in driving distance of downtown. It’s an extraordinary area to find in the heart of any city. There are 1,200 acres of parks, gardens and wild natural areas here and a long list of cultural attractions. You’ll find 16 different museums in the park, including museums of natural history, photography, cars, art, railways and science. For lovers of the performing arts, there are also theatres and concert venues, as well as sports pitches and walking trails.
And that’s not including the Park’s main attraction: San Diego Zoo and Safari Park. This is home to more than 3,700 animals, including giant pandas which were successfully bred in the zoo and a natural canyon where the tigers live.
If Balboa Park wasn’t enough entertainment, a short drive away you’ll find Belmont Park, next to the Mission Bay waterfront. This is one of America’s most famous theme parks, dating back to 1925. It still features a massive wooden roller coaster, the Giant Dipper, which has become a city landmark. Theme park enthusiasts believe wooden roller coasters give a better ride than the new steel ones, so enthusiasts travel from all over the world to experience Belmont’s Giant Dipper. And it’s just one of a thrilling range of rides that include some memorable state-of-the-art amusements too.
If you’re checking out the shops and restaurants of San Diego’s downtown, you’ll be a short stroll from one its major historical sights. The enormous aircraft carrier is a permanent museum anchored at the Navy Pier. You can walk aboard and explore inside, seeing all the different quarters and equipment the sailors used when it was in active service from 1945 to 1992. It’s big enough to house a special collection of interesting aircraft too, many of which were built in California. Best of all, you can climb inside the cockpits of many of the aircrafts.
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.