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Best Price Car Rentals at San Jose Airport(SJO)

Last updated on: December 2, 2021

18 Car Rental Brands at San Jose Airport (SJO)

18 Rental Locations

    • Walk to counter
    • In terminal

    9.1/10 Excellent

    2000+ ratings, 6 reviews

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      Follow signs to baggage claim area, exit the terminal to the Shuttle Bus pick up area Take the shuttle bus to the office. Upon arrival at the Alamo Rental Car Center proceed to the Alamo counter to obtain your rental agreement and vehicle keys.

    • Telephone

      22427733

  • 8.5/10 Very Good

    100+ ratings, 0 reviews

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    Closed

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      The Hertz counter is located inside the Terminal right after Customs.

    • Telephone

      50622211818

  • 8.5/10 Very Good

    100+ ratings, 0 reviews

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    Closed

    • Telephone

      +54 9 11 5259-9877 / +506 7004-0090

  • 8.5/10 Very Good

    100+ ratings, 0 reviews

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    Closed

  • 8.5/10 Very Good

    100+ ratings, 0 reviews

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    Closed

    • Telephone

      +506 506 40023857

  • 8.5/10 Very Good

    100+ ratings, 0 reviews

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    Closed

    • Telephone

      +506 506 40023857

    • Shuttle Bus

    8.5/10 Very Good

    100+ ratings, 0 reviews

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    Closed

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      Please go to pick up address according to the GPS.

    • Telephone

      (506)-2542-4848 / (506)-2442-2422

    • Shuttle Bus

    8.5/10 Very Good

    100+ ratings, 0 reviews

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      Meet & Greet at Terminal, Free Transfer shuttle to facility / On Desk

    • Telephone

      (506)-2542-4848 / (506)-2442-2422

  • 8.5/10 Very Good

    100+ ratings, 0 reviews

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    • Pickup

      Flight number mandatory. A representative will meet you in the arrivals hall to show you the shuttle service.

    • Telephone

      50640525210

    • Walk to counter
    • In terminal

    8.5/10 Very Good

    200+ ratings, 1 reviews

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    • Telephone

      50624314865

    • Walk to counter
    • In terminal

    8.5/10 Very Good

    100+ ratings, 0 reviews

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      Follow signs to baggage claim area. Past customs, proceed to the National counter in the car-rental area. An agent will direct you to the shuttle to the National rental facility, where you will obtain your rental agreement and vehicle keys.

    • Telephone

      22427878

  • 8.5/10 Very Good

    100+ ratings, 0 reviews

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    Closed

    • Telephone

      50624434645

  • 8.5/10 Very Good

    100+ ratings, 0 reviews

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      Toyota Rent a Car is the vehicle provider in Costa Rica. Upon arrival please call (506) 2105-3466 for shuttle pickup.

    • Telephone

      +506-4036-7431

  • 8.3/10 Very Good

    200+ ratings, 0 reviews

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      Our car hire branch is conveniently based a few minutes from the main airport terminal. Green Motion Alajuela Airport is located across from Hampton Inn Hotel. On arrival, at the Arrival's exit a Green Motion staff member will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name. Should you require any assistance, please call Green Motion Alajuela Airport on (506) 2105-34-00 / (506) 2105-34-66.

    • Telephone

      (506) 4036-74-00/ (506) 4036-74-31

  • 8.1/10 Very Good

    200+ ratings, 0 reviews

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      When flight details are not provided, the customer may call upon arrival for free shuttle service available in San Jose Airport at the local number: 506-2430-0629 (San José) at office hours.Every 15 minutes a Shuttle Service is provided from Terminals to the closest facility. Shuttle is branded with Mex Rent A Car. We offer meet and greet service at the airport when exact flight details are provided. Renter will be received at external arrival gates by a Mex Rent A Car representative.

    • Telephone

      506-2430-0629 / 506-2430-0629

  • 8/10 Very Good

    200+ ratings, 1 reviews

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      Counter is inside the terminal airport just after customs. Shuttle is available 24 hours daily. Shuttle passes in front of the International exit approximately every 5 minutes. Time may vary due to traffic conditions. After contract is ready, customer just has to walk out of the building through the only exit to catch the shuttle. Usually one of the rental agents will walk out with the customer.

    • Telephone

      506-2-436-2010 / 506-2-436-2001

  • 7.8/10 Good

    300+ ratings, 2 reviews

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      Airport Terminal InstructionsnCOUNTER: Customers are met in front of the Avis office which is in front of the airport and taken to the main Avis facility during office hours. Customer must return car back to the main facility and then customer will be driven back to the airport.

    • Telephone

      506-2293-2222 / 506-2293-1111

  • 4.8/10 Average

    2000+ ratings, 16 reviews

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    Closed

    • Telephone

      +506 7214 0094

Map View of Car Rental Locations in San Jose Airport (SJO)

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Customer Reviews of San Jose Airport Car Rentals

  • AVIS

    6.8/10

  • Alamo

    9.9/10

  • Hertz

    10.0/10

  • PAYLESS

    8.8/10

  • Budget

    6.2/10

  • GREEN MOTION

    8.9/10

  • Thrifty

    6.7/10

  • Enterprise

    8.3/10

  • Keddy by Europcar

    8.5/10

    • M.MACIAS

      San Jose

      2/10 Poor

      Reviewed: December 1, 2021

      Nos olvidamos un GPS No responden

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    • Fred Hamblen

      San Jose

      7/10 Good

      Reviewed: March 4, 2020

      Danilo Jimenez REQUIRED me to buy the "minimum" AVIS additional insurance $275.90 for 9 days despite PROOF of FULL COVERAGE on the Easy Rent Cars voucher with Avis's name and reservation on it. When I resisted- Danilo Jimenez CANCELLED my booking and then announced where were no more cars for rent. Extortion pure.

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    • Pere Manresa

      San Jose

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: November 2, 2021

      Couldn't have had a better experience with Alamo in our trip to Costa Rica. We had the car for the whole month of October, 2021. It all went flawlessly! We extended the initial reservation for extra 10 days and Alamo provided us with very reasonable and easy options to do so. Definitely recommend them!

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    • San Jose

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: January 11, 2020

      Hassle free

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    • R.Holtz

      San Jose

      9.7/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: January 10, 2020

      On arrival the staff was very helpful in providing all the information required, from upgrades to legal information. There was no hidden surprises and when dropping off the car the staff made sure it was an easy process, which took minutes and made sure we were taken back to the airport with transportation provided. Excellent service!

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    • Leo

      San Jose

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: October 18, 2017

      Like: I like how quick and easy was to make reservations and the verall customer service experience!
      Dislike: N/A

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    • P.Jones

      San Jose

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: March 31, 2020

      Staff very efficient and helpful. Transferred immediately from airport to rental office. Vehicle exactly as requested.

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    • P.Morin

      San Jose

      9.3/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: March 8, 2020

      When we arrived at payless San Jose Costa Rica we hade to pay for another insurance even if we already took one at the booking. The reprensentant at Payless said that this insurance did not worth nothing. So for 3 week rental it cost us around 2700$ Can. We consider that it was a robbery. It starts the vacations very bad.

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    • Elina Shulyak

      San Jose

      6.7/10 Average

      Reviewed: September 18, 2019

      Waited almost 2 hours. Car fuel cap didn’t open. Needed service on first day. Piece of crap car.

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    • San Jose

      9/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: August 31, 2019

      The staff was very friendly and professional.

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    • T.Houseman

      San Jose

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: May 20, 2019

      I thought Lenny was incredibly helpful and he made the whole process extremely easy. Thank you!!

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    • r.davey

      San Jose

      7.7/10 Good

      Reviewed: May 1, 2019

      The counter staff was very slow on pick up. Really frustrating when we wanted to get on the road. It took about an hour.

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    • n.poitevin

      San Jose

      6.7/10 Average

      Reviewed: July 27, 2019

      Agent a Thrifty nous a obligé à prendre une assurance locale alors que nous avions déjà pris la meilleure assurance sur le site. Nous avons discuté avec lui presque 2 heures, il ne nous a pas laissé le choix et nous avons dû payer 265$ sup pr l assurance! Moteur de voiture très poussif, manque de nervosité et de dynamisme. Pas de climatisation à l arrière pour les enfants. A l arrière 2 ceintures de sécurité seulement, donc 2 enfants partageaient la même ceinture!!

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    • D.Burton

      San Jose

      8.3/10 Very Good

      Reviewed: April 30, 2019

      Waited over an hour to collect the car, so they need more staff to deal with this. The drop off was very efficient though and staff member very efficient. We got a better car than booked, so that was nice.

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    • V.TRUSHKOV

      San Jose

      9/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: April 10, 2019

      the broken car was replaced by a bigger and better one. loss of time is recovered.

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Good to Know

Cheapest Car Rental Rates at San Jose Airport (SJO) is in October

Lowest rental rates at the San Jose Airport (SJO) is USD 12.92 on average, and can go up to USD 59.8 at the busiest . Use this conclusion to schedule your trip to your best interest.

Saturday is the Busiest day in a Week at San Jose Airport (SJO)

In contrast, Tuesday is the least busy day.

12:00 to 13:00 is the Peak hour Throughout a Day at San Jose Airport (SJO)

More bookings mean more time spent on queueing up at the counter. Prepare yourself if it is going to take you a long time to pick up from the San Jose Airport (SJO).

* Based on the scheduled pickup time of all bookings from San Jose Airport (SJO).

The Best Daily Rental Rate Happens on a 34-day Rental

Most customers book a rental car from San Jose Airport(SJO) for 3 days, showing a short-term journey is popular.

Liberia is the No.1 Destination in One-way Car Rentals When Picking up from San Jose

One-way car rentals take up nearly 4% of the total bookings at San Jose Airport (SJO).Out of it, besides Liberia, other top destinations : Puerto Jimenez, Tamarindo.

66.8% of the Guests Choose Limited Protection at San Jose Airport(SJO)

On average, Limited Protection costs USD 29.69 per day for Small, USD 55.71 for SUV and USD 49.87 for Large.

Do You Know?

  • No.1 Source Country

    Customers from Romania choose San Jose Airport(SJO) the most as the start point of both their business and leisure journeys.

  • Bigger is Better

    Renters from United States prefer more spacious car models like Hyundai H1 12 Seats and Hyundai H1 9 Seats.

  • Quite a Planner

    Argentina renters like to plan much more ahead, they usually make the online booking 171 days before pickup from the San Jose Airport (SJO).

A Minimum of Deposit EUR 0 is Required for Pickup at San Jose Airport(SJO)

Car Rental BrandsDeposit(approx.)Payment TypesCard Brand
ACEEUR 885-2212

Credit Card

Debit Card

Cash

Visa Master DinersClub AMEX
ADOBEEUR 885

Credit Card

Debit Card

Cash

Visa Master AMEX
AlamoEUR 0-2000

Credit Card

Debit Card

Cash

Visa Master DinersClub AMEX
AVISUSD 300-5000

Credit Card

Debit Card

Cash

Visa Master
BudgetUSD 300-5000

Credit Card

Debit Card

Cash

Visa Master
DollarEUR 442-2212

Credit Card

Debit Card

Cash

Visa Master
EASYCAREUR 885

Credit Card

Debit Card

Cash

Visa Master AMEX
Eco by EuropcarEUR 1327

Credit Card

Debit Card

Cash

Visa Master DinersClub AMEX
EuropcarEUR 1327-26550

Credit Card

Debit Card

Cash

Visa Master DinersClub AMEX
FireflyUSD 300-5000

Credit Card

Debit Card

Cash

Visa Master
FLIZZRUSD 300-5000

Credit Card

Debit Card

Cash

Visa Master
GREEN MOTIONEUR 885-1770

Credit Card

Debit Card

Cash

Visa Master
HertzUSD 300-5000

Credit Card

Debit Card

Cash

Visa Master
Keddy by EuropcarUSD 300-5000

Credit Card

Debit Card

Cash

Visa Master
MEXEUR 663-2212

Credit Card

Debit Card

Cash

Visa Master AMEX
NationalUSD 300-5000

Credit Card

Debit Card

Cash

Visa Master
rentacar argentinaUSD 300-5000

Credit Card

Debit Card

Cash

Visa Master
ThriftyEUR 885-4425

Credit Card

Debit Card

Cash

Visa Master DinersClub AMEX
EnterpriseUSD 300-5000

Credit Card

Debit Card

Cash

Visa Master
PAYLESSUSD 300-5000

Credit Card

Debit Card

Cash

Visa Master
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* Remind yourself to read the T&Cs during booking for deposit policy.

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