The San Diego International Airport has 16 different rental car agencies from which travelers can choose to rent a vehicle from. Each of the 16 different rental car agencies provides a variety of rental cars such as sedans, coupes, minivans, SUVs, convertibles, and trucks. Some of the rental agencies offer rental cars with special equipment for handicapped and disabled renters. Travelers should check with the rental car agency of their choice to find out if they have specialty vehicles of this nature. Each of the rental car agencies is open 24 hours per day, 365 days a year.
Alamo, Avis, A1, Ace, Advantage, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, Midway, National, Pacific, Payless, Thrifty, and Travcar are all located around at the San Diego International Airport. None of these agencies are located on-site, which means travelers will need to use a complementary airport rental car shuttle to get to their car rental agency’s rental desk.
Car rental shuttles pick up passengers in two different airport locations. Travelers are free to catch the shuttle at either the center traffic island in Terminal One or the far west end traffic island in Terminal Two. There are signs located throughout the airport directing travelers to the rental car shuttle waiting areas, which makes it easy to find the shuttle travelers need. There is no specific shuttle for each car rental company; they all work to take passengers to all the different car rental agencies, which means passengers may be on the shuttle for a few minutes or a little longer, depending on which agency they rent from.
There is a rental car travel reservations board in the baggage claim area in Terminal One and in Terminal Two. This board lists the contact information for each car rental agency so that travelers can call the agency to arrange for transportation to the rental counter. This board is not usually necessary as there are usually shuttles waiting. However, in the middle of the night it may be necessary to use this board.