San Diego Airport (SAN) Car Rental

Mon - Fri 24 hours
Sat 24 hours
Sun 24 hours
Location Services
Self-Service Kiosk

Save time at the counter when you check-in online. That way we'll have your driver information and preferences ready when you arrive at the counter. You'll be on the road - and on vacation - before you know it!

Online Check-In

Skip the rental counter lines and check-in directly by using Alamo's touch-screen kiosk. Check-in using the kiosk and a receipt-sized rental agreement is printed. You'll be directed to your rental car on the lot. At the exit booth, show the booth agent your rental agreement and driver's license - and simply drive away.

'Skip the Counter'

No need to visit the counter or kiosk.You can go straight to your car!

In order to take the advantage of this optional free service, you'll need to check-in online then choose the 'skip the counter' option. You will be required to confirm your protection options, agree to the Rental Agreement Terms & Conditions and enter a valid credit card (no charge is made until you return your vehicle). Simply print your rental agreement to bring with you, and you are all set! Go directly to your car, show the booth agent your rental agreement and driver's license - and get on the road!

Certain restrictions apply, View requirements
  • Emerald Aisle
  • Drop & go
  • After hours return available

How to Find Us:

Upon arrival, please proceed to the National Car Rental counter.


Effective January 20, 2016.  National Car Rental will be in the new Consolidated Rental Car Facility at the San Diego International Airport.  There will be consolidated bus service from the terminal to the rental car facility. Upon arrival at the airport:

  • Proceed to baggage claim on the lower level and collect your checked bags.
  • From the terminal follow the signs to the rental car bus staging area.
  • Upon arrival to the facility follow the signage provided.


Emerald Club Members

When you arrive at the Consolidated Car Rental Facility take the far right escalator to the second floor and proceed directly to the greeter booth.  There will be signage directing you to the Emerald and Executive areas. 


Non-Emerald Members

Check in at the National counter on the 1st floor to have your rental agreement processed.




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