The airport is currently constructing a consolidated rental car center on the north side of the airfield. The $316 million project will open in January 2016 and house many of the rental car companies serving San Diego International Airport in a single building. Once operational, the facility will dramatically reduce rental car traffic on North Harbor Drive and the number of shuttle buses circulating around the airport. For more information about the future Rental Car Center, please view the project’s fact sheet or visit the airport’s North Side Improvements webpage.
Car rental reservation boards are located near the baggage claim areas of Terminals 1 and 2. Use the courtesy phones provided to request shuttle transport to the car rental company of your choice. Please note that using a reservation board is not always necessary. Car rental shuttles regularly operate at the Terminal 1 center traffic aisle and at the traffic island at the far west end of Terminal 2. If you follow the signage to any of these areas, it is likely that a shuttle will be waiting.
Local Rental Car Agencies
The guide below lists car rental companies frequently used by travelers. Call directly or use the Web links to find the rental company that best suits your needs. Rental policies, services and rates are subject to change and may vary among companies.
Note: If the rental car agency of your choice is not listed, please check with our Volunteer Airport Ambassadors for further information.