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Car rental at airport

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Car rental at airport

We are looking forward to a week in SD in July. We will be renting a car, for pickup at the airport. Does anyone have any suggestions for the most convenient rental car pick up? I really don't want to spend 90 minutes with a shuttle for rental service.

So far, Enterprise has the best rates by far -- but I am concerned that there must be a downside.

Any thoughts, input would be greatly appreciated.


San Diego, CA
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1. Re: Car rental at airport

All the rentals are offsite and accessed via shuttle. Although Enterprise is a couple miles further than the others, I can't see it taking more than 10 minutes. Actually your return should be easier, as you won't have to get in the "airport traffic" to return the car. If their rates are considerably better, it's about 5 minutes further than some - well worth it.

Tempe, Az
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2. Re: Car rental at airport

I've used Enterprise often in San Diego and found that their nearby Lytton St. location usually is the quickest for a pick up and return to the Airport. Call them when you get to the airport baggage area and they'll usually arrive within 12-15 mintues or soon after you have you checked bags!

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3. Re: Car rental at airport

We used Hertz and didn't have any distance difficulties- shuttle was fine, and access to the streets was no problem. Have a great trip!