Car Rentals in San José, San José Province

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San José, Costa Rica
31 May — 7 Jun
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Best deals found for San José, San José Province car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in San José, San José Province
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

C$ 12/day

5 Jun - 18 Jun
Toyota Fortuner
Nissan Kicks
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

C$ 12/day

5 Jun - 18 Jun
Nissan Kicks
Mitsubishi Colt
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

C$ 5/day

29 Jun - 15 Jul
Mitsubishi Colt
Suzuki Jimny
or similar SUV
Up to 2 passengers

C$ 10/day

5 Jun - 18 Jun
Suzuki Jimny
Ford EcoSport
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

C$ 7/day

30 May - 6 Jun
Ford EcoSport
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

C$ 8/day

24 Jun - 26 Jun
Toyota Fortuner
Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

C$ 5/day

5 Jun - 18 Jun
Kia Forte
BMW 3 Series
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

C$ 6/day

2 Jun - 2 Jul
BMW 3 Series
Mitsubishi Colt
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

C$ 5/day

29 Jun - 15 Jul
Mitsubishi Colt

San José, San José Province car rental deals found on momondo

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Small Cars

C$ 10 - C$ 78

All Car Types

C$ 18 - C$ 119

The average price of a Small rental in San José, Costa Rica is C$ 37. The cheapest time to rent a Small in San José, Costa Rica is in September. The price is 73% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 10 per day. A Small rental is typically 38% less expensive than the average car rental in San José. The average price of a vehicle 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. Below are the best prices for San José Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in San José, Costa Rica is C$ 43. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in San José, Costa Rica is in September. The price is 73% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 12 per day. A Medium rental is typically 26% less expensive than the average car rental in San José. The average price of a vehicle 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. Below are the best prices for San José Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in San José, Costa Rica is C$ 69. The cheapest time to rent a Large in San José, Costa Rica is in September. The price is 66% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 24 per day. A Large rental is typically 15% more expensive than the average car rental in San José. The average price of a vehicle 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.

The average price of a SUV rental in San José, Costa Rica is C$ 49. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in San José, Costa Rica is in September. The price is 76% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 12 per day. A SUV rental is typically 16% less expensive than the average car rental in San José. The average price of a vehicle 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. Below are the best prices for San José SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in San José, Costa Rica is C$ 71. The cheapest time to rent a Van in San José, Costa Rica is in October. The price is 89% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 8 per day. A Van rental is typically 19% more expensive than the average car rental in San José. The average price of a vehicle 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.

The average price of a Luxury rental in San José, Costa Rica is C$ 91. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in San José, Costa Rica is in October. The price is 68% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 30 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 36% more expensive than the average car rental in San José. The average price of a vehicle 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.

Mitsubishi Colt
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

C$ 5/day

29 Jun - 15 Jul
Mitsubishi Colt
Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

C$ 7/day

11 Jun - 25 Jun
Kia Forte
Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

C$ 5/day

5 Jun - 18 Jun
Kia Forte

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Quick facts about car rentals in San José

Get the overview on great rental deals, popular car rental companies, and best car types for your visit in San José
Most Popular AgencyAvisThe most popular San José car rental agency found on momondo this month is Avis. Other top choices for car rental companies are NextCar and Payless
Popular Car TypesSUV, Economy, CompactThe following car types were offered at rental car companies in San José in the past 72 hours: SUV, Economy, Compact.
Cheapest Rental CarC$ 11The lowest price for a rental car in San José is C$ 11/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from C$ 30/day.
Most Popular ModelJeep WranglerThe most popular car model to rent in San José in the past 7 days is the Jeep Wrangler. Our users also prefer the Suzuki Jimny as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular rental car locations in San José

Nearby attractions:

Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica12.6 km
Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica15.9 km

Nearby attractions:

Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica4.0 km
Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica7.4 km

Nearby attractions:

Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica101.5 km
Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica104.8 km

Important information about San José car rentals

There are more than 12 car rental locations in San Jose, so finding the right vehicle for you shouldn't be difficult. Because even some of the on-road terrain is rough, it is recommended to rent an SUV because it will provide a more comfortable ride on gravel and dirt roads. Some rental cars in San Jose will have restrictions on off-road use, so be sure and get a clear understanding of the rules, or you could end up having to pay out of pocket if something happens to the vehicle outside the scope of the rental agreement. San Jose car rentals may have been used on rough roads, so be sure and inspect for damage before accepting the car. There are a good number of parking areas in the city, so you should be able to find spaces to park near the sites you are visiting.

Most of the tourist sites are accessible by car. You will have more freedom if you rent a vehicle rather than trying to rely on public transportation or taxi service. You can reserve a cheap car rental in San Jose in advance of your trip through momondo. Even though some car rentals in San Jose may put restrictions on the locations, you can take the vehicle and still be covered by insurance. Please note that the road to Monteverde has been under construction, but it is finally completely paved and open for travel. You can travel from the San Jose Airport to Monteverde by Route 606.

One important thing to know is that pedestrians do not have the right of way in Costa Rica. The people won’t expect you to wait for them to cross the street, so it is safer to just follow the rules rather than risk being rear-ended by the driver behind you who isn’t expecting your sudden stop. Many bridges in rural areas have only a single lane and cars will have to take turns crossing. Even though there is a yield sign up on one side of the bridge, generally the first car there goes first and all the cars behind them as well, then the other side crosses when it is clear. Besides that, roads have standard markings on paved roads, but note that speed limit signs are few and far between.

To drive legally in Costa Rica, you only need to have your valid driver’s license from your home country and your passport. It is still advisable to get an International Driver’s Permit, but not mandatory.


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Driving with a rental car in San José - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about renting a car in San José so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

For a weekend in June, the best deals in San José start from around C$ 1 up to around C$ 30. Stretching your rental over seven days shifts the price range to about C$ 1 to C$ 42.

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 Economy Rent a Car, Thrifty, and Budget, so be sure to check if they offer free cancellation.

Renting a Standard car in San José during the month of June is what most travellers prefer. With temperatures averaging 20 °C and precipitation around 210 mm during June, a Standard car is more than capable of handling these weather conditions. This is the perfect rental car type for wet roads and above-freezing temperatures. Renting a Standard in San José will cost you C$ 89/day on average.

The city of San José, Costa Rica has 4 locations owned by Dollar, with an average daily rate of C$ 91.

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.

In May, San José usually gets 220 mm of precipitation and has an average temperature of 21 °C. This information can be very helpful when looking at rental cars in San José as it can help you make the best decision.

If you’re looking for a San José rental car for a road trip to the surrounding areas during the month of May it’s important to know that the rest of San José Province typically has a temperature of 21 °C and will usually expect 220 mm of precipitation.


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Once you have performed a search for a car rental in San José, momondo will show the results and enable you to find the best deal by using our filters; here you can narrow your search down by vehicle type, price, agencies and a multitude of policies that can apply.

Yes you can filter specifically for car rental companies in San José offering free cancellation on momondo.

Yes, fair fuel policies are a specific filter offered on momondo for all car rental locations including San José.

Enhanced cleaning services can be found on all car rental locations on momondo including San José.

Absolutely. You can specifically filter for rental car deals in San José with unlimited mileage on momondo.


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