Frequently asked questions about renting a car & car rental in San José
Which car rental companies are near or in San José?
There are over 24 car rental companies in San José. Car rental companies such as National, Economy, Alamo on Avenue 18th Between 11th & 13th Street, Sixt Downtown on Calle 43, Adobe on Calle 34 de la Esquina Suroeste del Cementerio de Obreros 100 Metros Al Oeste 800 Metros Al Sur 10108, ACE on Paseo Colón, National on Avenue 18, Budget on Paseo Colón Esquina Calle 30 Diagonal Al Ina, Payless on Paseo Colón, Dollar on Hgy Nxt To Total, Hertz on Paseo Colón, Economy Talomex Sociedad Anónima on Avenida de Las Américas, Adobe on Interplaza Local 18 Goicoechea, Alamo on Contiguo A Claro Paseo Colón Paseo Colón, Alamo on Between 34th & 36th, Thrifty on Calle 3, Thrifty, Enterprise Paseo Colón on Next To Supermarket Am Pm, Avis Sabana Norte on 75 Mts West of The Nissan Dealership On The North Side of la Sabana Park Las Américas Avenue, Avis on Crowne Plaza Corobici Conf Center Sabana Norte Contiguo Al Parque Met, Dollar on Paseo Colon Ave 36 & 38 St, Adobe Renting Total Fleet on Calle 34 de la Esquina Suroeste del Cementerio Obrero 100m Oeste 500 Sur, Alamo Hotel Irazu on Km 3 General Canas Highway Hotel Best Western Irazú 200 Meters East of Juan Pab, Economy Yoses on Calle 41, etc.
Do I need a credit card for car rental in San José?
You can make a booking without a credit card with autoprio.com. Note that, even if you choose to pay by debit card, you will have to provide a valid credit card in the driver’s name at the time of pick-up in San José, since the rental agent requires a credit card from which to take the rental deposit. Credit cards accepted for pick-up are MasterCard, Visa, and in some cases American Express.
How can I find car rental near me in San José?
Do a search for San José. Then take a look at our map of hire car companies to find the best rental cars near you in San José from companies such as Alamo on Contiguo A Claro Paseo Colón Paseo Colón, Sixt Downtown on Calle 43, Avis Sabana Norte on 75 Mts West of The Nissan Dealership On The North Side of la Sabana Park Las Américas Avenue, Budget on Paseo Colón Esquina Calle 30 Diagonal Al Ina, Dollar on Paseo Colon Ave 36 & 38 St, Adobe on Interplaza Local 18 Goicoechea, Thrifty, Payless on Paseo Colón and others.
What types of car can I rent in San José?
The supply of rental cars varies during the season but you can usually rent car types such as intermediate elite, mini cars, hybrid cars, standard cars, minibus, estate, fullsize elite, premium cars, fullsize cars, 9 seater minivan, large truck-lorry, moped, small suv, intermediate, minivan, 5 seater minivan, exotic cars, luxury elite, electric cars, suv, medium suv, special cars, mini elite, economy cars, jeep, luxury cars, convertible, small-medium truck-lorry, 7 seater minivan, cargo van, economy elite, compact elite, compact cars in San José with autoprio.com.
What is the cheapest car rental company in San José and Costa Rica?
In the past 14 days, the cheapest rental cars in Costa Rica on Autoprio.com were found at Firefly, Adobe, Easycar, Economy, U-Save, Apex, Mex and Green Motion. It is usually cheaper to hire a car in San José than at the airport. However, it often pays off to compare the price between the airport and nearby cities before booking.
What is the best rental car company in San José and Costa Rica?
Based on ratings and reviews on autoprio.com, the best car rental companies in Costa Rica are National, Avis, Hertz, Budget, Sixt, Europcar, Thrifty and Enterprise. The largest companies have offices in the city and at the airport.
Where can I park a car in San José?
Long-term parking and short-term parking in parking lots and in parking garages in San José are e.g. Parqueo Yani, Parqueo Oeste Multiplaza del Este, Parqueo Juan Pablo II, Parqueo el Estadio, Centro Comercial Desamparados Locales, Parqueo Ciudad del Este, Cosevi Parqueo, Parqueo Sur Multiplaza del Este, Terminal de Buses Lared, Parqueo Barrio Mexico, Parqueo Principal, Don Victor, Parque Migración, Belazza, Atlantis Plaza, Parqueo Suroeste Multiplaza del Este, Centro Commercial la Aurora, Parqueo Zona Fitness, Parqueo Público, Parqueo Profesores, Parqueo de Biología 1, Epa, Parqueo Walmart, Plaza del Sol, Parqueo Público Av 11 etc.
Where are there gas and service stations in or near San José?
Nearby gas and service stations and petrol stations in or near San José are e.g. Total Guadalupe (Red Total) on Calle 67, Estación de Servicio San Pedro on Vía 2, Estación Santo Domingo, Estación la Favorita los Yoses on Calle 37, Gasolinera Interamericana, Servicentro San Pablo, Uno on Autopista Próspero Fernández, Delta Santa Marta on Calle 21, Gas Caribe, Fill and Go on Autopista Próspero Fernández, Gasolinera Morales, Servicentro San Rafael on Avenida 29, Servicentro el Higuerón on Vía 2, Estación de Servicio la Trinidad on Ruta Nacional 209, Global Fuel Tiribi, Servicentro Ecológico el Labrador, Servicentro Ayarco, Estacion de Servicio Barrio la Cruz on Calle 11, Uno on Vía 106, Delta, Combustibles Coronado S A (Enersol), Delta San Francisco de dos Ríos etc.
Are there extra charges for drop-off at a different location other than San José?
Yes, in most cases the car rental company will charge an extra fee if you wish to return the vehicle at a different location like airports such as Quepos La Managua Airport, San José-Juan Santamaría Airport, Tobías Bolaños Airport, Liberia Daniel Oduber Quirós Airport, Puntarenas Chacarita Airport, Limón Airport, Guapiles Airport and Puerto Jiménez Airport, instead of San José. Autoprio.com will clearly state whether the one-way fee is included in the rental price or what additional cost may arise at the time of booking.
Which additional charges could apply in San José?
Please note that each car rental agent has its own policy on additional charges which will be clearly stated in the rental conditions at the time of booking at Autoprio.com. Generally, additional charges may be applied for: winter tyres, out-of-hours drop-off, one-way rentals, young drivers, border crossing, out-of-hours pick-up and senior drivers. Any additional charges will need to be paid directly at the rental desk in the local currency in San José.
Which optional extras are available in San José?
The availability of optional extras depends on the car rental agent in San José and even if they are booked online they are not guaranteed. The following extras can be booked on Autoprio.com: Additional driver, Roof Rack, Child toddler seat, Ski Rack, Luggage racks, Electronic toll pass, Booster seat, Snow Chain Set, GPS – Satellite Navigational System, Snow Tyres, Infant child seat and Wi-Fi Access. Please note that most of the optional extras are not included in the rental price and can be purchased at the time of booking or at the rental desk in San José. The cost of the optional extras are displayed at time of booking in the Rental Conditions.
We compare large companies as well as small and find the best price for all types of cars. Compare rental cars and renting of a vehicle from several companies in the city, San José in Costa Rica.
Dollar on Paseo Colon Ave 36 & 38 St, Hertz on Paseo Colón, Economy Talomex Sociedad Anónima on Avenida de Las Américas, Avis Sabana Norte on 75 Mts West of The Nissan Dealership On The North Side of la Sabana Park Las Américas Avenue, Budget on Paseo Colón Esquina Calle 30 Diagonal Al Ina, Alamo on Between 34th & 36th, Alamo on Avenue 18th Between 11th & 13th Street, Payless on Paseo Colón, Alamo on Contiguo A Claro Paseo Colón Paseo Colón, Thrifty, Adobe on Interplaza Local 18 Goicoechea, Adobe on Calle 34 de la Esquina Suroeste del Cementerio de Obreros 100 Metros Al Oeste 800 Metros Al Sur 10108, Sixt Downtown on Calle 43, National on Avenue 18 are the companies we compare in the city/country. Car rental at San José’s airports like San José Tobías Bolaños International Airport 7 km (4 mi), San José Juan Santamaría International Airport 15 km (10 mi), Guapiles Airport 44 km (28 mi), Rio Frio-Progreso Airport 49 km (30 mi) and Quepos La Managua Airport 55 km (34 mi), SJO, train stations (San Antonio, Railway Station al Atlántico and Heredia) and travel centers etc. We can offer a car rental service where every cost is included. There are no hidden fees or free cancellations/amendments up to 24-48 hours before you are supposed to pick up the car. An easy, straight forward and safe search for car rental online. With our search engine, you only need to write the name of the city, place etc. and you will immediately get a list of choices.
More about San José
San José is located in the municipality San José, San José province, Costa Rica and is a city. The city is the capital of the country. It is the 1th largest town/city when it comes to inhabitants in the region and the 1th largest city/district in Costa Rica. Desamparados, Concepción, Alajuelita, Sabanilla, Granadilla, Barrio Chino, Mongito, Cinco Esquinas and Empalme are smaller suburbs, villages and communities nearby. Located about 1161 m (3,809 ft) above sea level. With a population of 335,000 (2018) within its administrative limits. Larger neighboring cities/communities are San Francisco (c. 55,900 pop), Alajuela (c. 47,500 pop), Paraíso (c. 39,700 pop), Curridabat (c. 34,600 pop) and San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34,400 pop). Read more about what the city has to offer when it comes to experiences and which companies are located in San José and the country. Autotransportes San Antonio, Bus, Buses Empresa CESMAG, Bus Barrio Luján San José, Bus Barrio Luján and Quesada Durán, Bus to Quepos and Manuel Antonio and Aurora de Alajuelita are stops and bus stations in the city. Nearby are also car rental companies such as Adobe Renting Total Fleet on Calle 34 de la Esquina Suroeste del Cementerio Obrero 100m Oeste 500 Sur, National, Economy Yoses on Calle 41, Economy, Thrifty on Calle 3, Avis on Crowne Plaza Corobici Conf Center Sabana Norte Contiguo Al Parque Met, ACE on Paseo Colón, Dollar on Hgy Nxt To Total, Alamo Hotel Irazu on Km 3 General Canas Highway Hotel Best Western Irazú 200 Meters East of Juan Pab, Enterprise Paseo Colón on Next To Supermarket Am Pm etc. Find out more about the car rental companies in San José.
Attractions, Activities and Sights
Some suggestions and tips on places, activities, events, attractions, museums, experiences and destinations in the city that are worth a visit during your vacation in San José. Do you need a car for a golf trip? Golf courses close to the community are Valle del Sol 14 km (9 mi), Cariari Country Club 9 km (6 mi) and Costa Rica Country Club 7 km (4 mi). Interesting cathedrals or churches that are close by are Church of Curridabat. Want to look at the domiciles of the city’s old rulers? Exciting castles such as, Castillo de (Castle) Barva are located close to San José.
Compare car hire and cheap van rental in airports nearby
Compare car hire and cheap van rental in airports nearby: Car Rental San José-Juan Santamaría Airport, Compare Car Hire Tobías Bolaños Airport and Rental Cars Puntarenas Chacarita Airport. Comparison of rental cars and car hires from several businesses in San José.
Car rental companies in San José, Costa Rica
Mex, Enterprise, Apex, Avis, Sixt, U-Save, Adobe, Payless, Budget, Thrifty, Green Motion, National, Hertz, Economy, Firefly, Europcar, Keddy By Europcar, Alamo, Dollar and Easycar are the companies we compare near San José to find the best price. You can usually find the largest selection at airports such as San José-Juan Santamaría Airport, Tobías Bolaños Airport, Puntarenas Chacarita Airport and Guapiles Airport. The large companies usually have offices adjacent to the airport.
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