San José Car Rentals

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When is it cheapest to rent a car in San José?

All
1 C$ - 61 C$
Family size
5 C$ - 97 C$
Economy
2 C$ - 34 C$

The cheapest time to rent a car in San José is in October. The price is 84% lower than the rest of the year at just 2 C$ per day. The most expensive month is December. If you are looking for a specific car type, consider renting an economy car in September. If you need more room for your family, larger vehicles with 6+ seats are typically cheapest in September. The price of a car rental in San José can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

San José car rental deals found on momondo

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Small cars are typically categorized as economy cars, compact cars and intermediate cars. You can expect to pay 27 C$/day to rent a small car in San José. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
7 C$/day
8 Nov. - 6 Dec.
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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7 C$/day
8 Nov. - 6 Dec.
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
7 C$/day
11 Nov. - 3 Dec.
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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7 C$/day
11 Nov. - 3 Dec.
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
8 C$/day
8 Nov. - 6 Dec.
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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8 C$/day
8 Nov. - 6 Dec.
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
8 C$/day
15 Nov. - 1 Dec.
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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8 C$/day
15 Nov. - 1 Dec.
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Kia Rio Hatchback
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
9 C$/day
8 Nov. - 5 Dec.
San José
San Jose Intl Airport
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9 C$/day
8 Nov. - 5 Dec.
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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
11 C$/day
9 Nov. - 16 Nov.
San José
300 meters east from the Purdy Motor building in Paseo Colon San Jose
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11 C$/day
9 Nov. - 16 Nov.
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Medium-sized cars, like mid-size sedans, are a step up in size from the economy car and can typically fit up to 5 people comfortably. The average price of a mid-size car rental in San José is 31 C$/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Toyota RAV4
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
7 C$/day
9 Nov. - 16 Nov.
San José
Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport
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7 C$/day
9 Nov. - 16 Nov.
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
8 C$/day
9 Nov. - 16 Nov.
San José
Paseo Colon Ave, 36 & 38 St
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8 C$/day
9 Nov. - 16 Nov.
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
8 C$/day
8 Nov. - 6 Dec.
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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8 C$/day
8 Nov. - 6 Dec.
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
9 C$/day
11 Nov. - 3 Dec.
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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9 C$/day
11 Nov. - 3 Dec.
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
9 C$/day
8 Nov. - 5 Dec.
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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9 C$/day
8 Nov. - 5 Dec.
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Audi A4
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
13 C$/day
30 Nov. - 13 Dec.
San José
San Jose Intl Airport
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13 C$/day
30 Nov. - 13 Dec.
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Larger cars, like full-size sedans, can fit up to 5 people comfortably. The average price of a full-size rental in San José is 64 C$/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
10 C$/day
8 Nov. - 6 Dec.
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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10 C$/day
8 Nov. - 6 Dec.
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
10 C$/day
11 Nov. - 3 Dec.
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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10 C$/day
11 Nov. - 3 Dec.
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
10 C$/day
8 Nov. - 5 Dec.
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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10 C$/day
8 Nov. - 5 Dec.
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
34 C$/day
15 Nov. - 1 Dec.
San José
San Jose Sabana Norte
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34 C$/day
15 Nov. - 1 Dec.
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
48 C$/day
8 Nov. - 5 Dec.
San José
1219 Hotel Crown Plaza Corobici
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48 C$/day
8 Nov. - 5 Dec.
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SUVs are larger vehicles that are best used for families and in destinations with terrain like snow and dirt. The average cost of renting an SUV in San José is 31 C$/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Jeep Wrangler
or similar SUV
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
7 C$/day
15 Nov. - 1 Dec.
San José
Rio Segundo
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7 C$/day
15 Nov. - 1 Dec.
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Chevrolet Equinox
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
7 C$/day
9 Nov. - 16 Nov.
San José
Tobias Bolanos International Airport
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7 C$/day
9 Nov. - 16 Nov.
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Chevrolet Equinox
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
7 C$/day
9 Nov. - 16 Nov.
San José
Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport
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7 C$/day
9 Nov. - 16 Nov.
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Mitsubishi Pajero Mini
or similar SUV
Up to 2 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
8 C$/day
7 Nov. - 25 Nov.
San José
Juan Santa Maria Intl Apo
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8 C$/day
7 Nov. - 25 Nov.
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Mitsubishi Pajero Mini
or similar SUV
Up to 2 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
9 C$/day
8 Nov. - 6 Dec.
San José
Juan Santa Maria Intl Apo
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9 C$/day
8 Nov. - 6 Dec.
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Kia Sportage
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
10 C$/day
7 Nov. - 25 Nov.
San José
ALAJUELA AIRPORT Office is located across from Hampton Inn Hotel
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10 C$/day
7 Nov. - 25 Nov.
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Passenger vans are great for families and large groups. Vans can usually hold 6 or more people comfortably. The average price for renting a passenger van in San José is 74 C$/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Dodge Durango
or similar Passenger Van
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
10 C$/day
8 Nov. - 6 Dec.
San José
Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport
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10 C$/day
8 Nov. - 6 Dec.
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Chrysler Pacifica
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
12 C$/day
15 Nov. - 1 Dec.
San José
Paseo Colon
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12 C$/day
15 Nov. - 1 Dec.
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Kia Sedona
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
12 C$/day
5 Dec. - 15 Dec.
San José
Juan Santa Maria Intl Apo
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12 C$/day
5 Dec. - 15 Dec.
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Dodge Durango
or similar Passenger Van
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
17 C$/day
15 Nov. - 1 Dec.
San José
Rio Segundo
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17 C$/day
15 Nov. - 1 Dec.
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Dodge Durango
or similar Passenger Van
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
17 C$/day
5 Dec. - 15 Dec.
San José
Rio Segundo
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17 C$/day
5 Dec. - 15 Dec.
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Dodge Durango
or similar Passenger Van
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
18 C$/day
15 Nov. - 1 Dec.
San José
Paseo Colon
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18 C$/day
15 Nov. - 1 Dec.
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Trucks are great options to rent if you plan on transporting equipment or larger loads while visiting San José. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Class Standard Truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
36 C$/day
8 Nov. - 6 Dec.
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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36 C$/day
8 Nov. - 6 Dec.
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Class Standard Truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
37 C$/day
11 Nov. - 3 Dec.
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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37 C$/day
11 Nov. - 3 Dec.
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Class Standard Truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
37 C$/day
8 Nov. - 5 Dec.
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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37 C$/day
8 Nov. - 5 Dec.
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Class Standard Truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
38 C$/day
15 Nov. - 1 Dec.
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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38 C$/day
15 Nov. - 1 Dec.
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Class Standard Truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
39 C$/day
30 Nov. - 13 Dec.
San José
Cruce San Antonio De Belen
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39 C$/day
30 Nov. - 13 Dec.
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Class Full-size Truck
or similar Pickup Truck
Up to 5 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
39 C$/day
7 Nov. - 25 Nov.
San José
San Jose Intl Airport
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39 C$/day
7 Nov. - 25 Nov.
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Luxury vehicles are typically cars that cost more because of the extra features they include. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Acura MDX
or similar Luxury SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
16 C$/day
15 Nov. - 1 Dec.
San José
Paseo Colon
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16 C$/day
15 Nov. - 1 Dec.
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Acura MDX
or similar Luxury SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
16 C$/day
15 Nov. - 1 Dec.
San José
Juan Santa Maria Intl Apo
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16 C$/day
15 Nov. - 1 Dec.
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Acura MDX
or similar Luxury SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
28 C$/day
9 Nov. - 16 Nov.
San José
Carr John F.kennedy St, Centro
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28 C$/day
9 Nov. - 16 Nov.
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Acura MDX
or similar Luxury SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
29 C$/day
8 Nov. - 5 Dec.
San José
Paseo Colon Ave, 36 & 38 St
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29 C$/day
8 Nov. - 5 Dec.
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Acura MDX
or similar Luxury SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
35 C$/day
5 Dec. - 15 Dec.
San José
Juan Santa Maria Intl Apo
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35 C$/day
5 Dec. - 15 Dec.
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Acura MDX
or similar Luxury SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
54 C$/day
30 Nov. - 13 Dec.
San José
Paseo Colon Ave, 36 & 38 St
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54 C$/day
30 Nov. - 13 Dec.
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Eco-friendly vehicles are vehicles that are not 100% powered by gas and involve some battery charge to operate. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

BMW X3
or similar Premium SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
85 C$/day
8 Nov. - 5 Dec.
San José
Tobias Bolanos Airport (SYQ)
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85 C$/day
8 Nov. - 5 Dec.
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BMW X3
or similar Premium SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
86 C$/day
9 Nov. - 16 Nov.
San José
Tobias Bolanos Airport (SYQ)
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86 C$/day
9 Nov. - 16 Nov.
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Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport
San José, Costa Rica
Nearby attractions:
Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica 12.6 km
Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica 15.9 km
San José Tobias Bolanos Intl Airport
San José, Costa Rica
Nearby attractions:
Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica 4.0 km
Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica 7.4 km
Tambor Airport
Tambor, Costa Rica
Nearby attractions:
Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica 101.5 km
Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica 104.8 km

Distance to popular hotels from San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport

Park your car and yourself at these popular hotels not far from San José Juan Santamaria Intl's car rental counter

Barceló San José

Residencial El Robledal, La Uruca, 4581150 | San José de Costa Rica

12.5 km from airport

Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica

Calle Central Y Tercera Av. 15

15.5 km from airport

Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center

Autopista General Canas

5.5 km from airport

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson San Jose Aero

Sobre Autopista General Cañas

6.3 km from airport

Balmoral Hotel

Avenida Central Calles 7 y 9

16.1 km from airport

Exe San Jose Center

Edificio Cristal, Avenida Principal, Calles 1 Y 3

15.8 km from airport

Hotel Presidente

Central Avenue Blvd 7th Street

16.0 km from airport

Intercontinental Hotels Costa Rica At Multiplaza Mall

Prospero Fernandez Hwy. Escazu

8.0 km from airport

Costa Rica Guesthouse

Avenida 6, Entre Calle 21 y 25

16.9 km from airport

Sheraton San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica

Route 27

7.7 km from airport

Palma Real Hotel & Casino

200 Mts. Norte Del Ice, Sabana Norte

13.1 km from airport

DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose -Costa Rica

San Antonio de Belen Ciudad Cariari

6.0 km from airport

Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas

Avenida 3 Entre Calles 9 Y 11

16.1 km from airport

Best Hostel San Jose

Avenida 9 - Calle Central

15.5 km from airport

Aloft San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica

Forum 2 Business Park

4.5 km from airport

Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton

Central And Second Ave. Between 1 & 3

15.8 km from airport

Park Inn by Radisson San Jose, Costa Rica

Ave. 6, Calle 28

14.5 km from airport

Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola

5th Avenue and 5th Street

15.9 km from airport

Car Rental in San José

1,958 people have been looking for a car to rent in San José in October.

What cleaning measures are being taken by San José car rental companies to control the spread of COVID-19?

Enhanced cleaning is one of the new benefits that may be provided to you when you rent a car in San José. Use our search filter to see all the companies offering enhanced cleaning for your trip. As things change, so do policies. We’ll do our best to stay on top of things, but always be sure to check with the provider directly.

How much will it cost to rent a car in San José in November?

For a weekend in November, the best deals in San José start from around 3 C$ up to around 11 C$. Stretching your rental over seven days shifts the price range to about 1 C$ to 18 C$.

Is there a fee to cancel my San José car rental?

Every rental car company in San José has a different cancellation policy. At momondo, we will always disclose in the car rental search results whether or not an agency has a cancellation fee. Some of the top car rental companies in San José include Alamo, Enterprise, and Avis, so be sure to check if they offer free cancellation.

Which rental car company in San José has the most locations?

The city of San José has 5 locations owned by National, with an average daily rate of 65 C$.

What is the speed limit in San José?

40 km/h is the city speed limit for San José, which also applies to surrounding towns and other urban centres. The suburban speed limit and the speed limit for highways around San José are 60 km/h and 100 km/h, respectively. If you rent a car in San José, be aware that these speed limits may be strictly enforced.


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