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San Jose Airport rent a car


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To freely explore San Jose and California Big Sur region, you would better rent a car. Silicon Valley turns to be a nice place to visit – Many of the first range tech companies in the world are based there. Do not forget of the stunning and beautiful sceneries of the west coast. We are plenty sure you’ll fully enjoy your experience in San Jose!

Find in this section useful information to help you decide whether is appropriate for you or not to rent a car and the facts you should take into account while driving in California:


For renting a car at San Jose Airport, the following companies are at your disposal:

- Alamo: +1 800 327 9633 (From 5:30 am to 12:30 am)
- Avis: +1 800 831 2847 (From 5:00 am to 2:00 am)
- Budget: +1 800 527 0700 (From 5:00 am to 12:00 am)
- Dollar: +1 800 800 4000 (From 5:30 am to 12:00 am)
- Enterprise: +1 800 736 8222 (From 7:00 am to 11:30 pm)
- Fox Rent a car: +1 800 225 4369 (From 5:00 am to 1:30 am)
- Hertz: +1 800 654 3131 (From 5:00 am to 2:30 am)
- National: +1 800 227 7368 (From 5:30 am to 12:30 am)
- Payless Car Rental: +1 800 729 5377 (From 6:00 am to 12:00 am)
- Sixt: +1 888 749 8227 (From 6:00 am to 1:00 am)
- Thrifty: +1 800 367 2277 (From 5:30 am to 12:00 am)

Opening hours: 24 hours.


The Rental Car Centre is located close to Terminal B – From Terminal B you should just cross the Airport Drive from the baggage claim area. From Terminal A, take the Airport Shuttle straight to the Rental Car Centre.

Online car rental

Just remind you can book your car online through our search engine, it’s easy and fast to use!

Renting a car in the United States – Tips and advices

- You need to be above 21 or even above 25 to rent a car in the US. In order to rent the car, companies will ask you for your passport as well as for your visa, so keep them in hand.

- To drive in the US, you need to have a full and valid driver’s licence from your home country. Also, International Driving Permit (IDP) is needed.

- The proof of insurance is needed to drive a car too. Keep it with you while driving.

- You need to be equipped with warning triangles in case of accident. American law says it is compulsory to bring them in your car.

- If you want to drive through Mexico, many car rental companies in the U.S. will include a Mexico insurance which will be charged aside from the current charge for renting a vehicle. Be aware of it since not all car rental companies will allow you to drive outside the U.S.