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San Juan Capistrano car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in San Juan Capistrano

  • Renting a vehicle from a car rental in San Juan Capistrano offers several advantages over relying on public transportation. With public transportation, you are limited by rigid schedules and routes, which can be time-consuming and restrictive. In contrast, car rentals in San Juan Capistrano give you the freedom to explore the city and surrounding areas at your own pace, allowing you to make spontaneous stops along the way. San Juan Capistrano's attractions include Los Rios Park, Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, and Mission San Juan Capistrano Museum. Furthermore, a rental car proves to be a time-saving option since it eliminates the need to wait for scheduled arrivals and transfers, allowing you to optimize your itinerary and cover more ground in a shorter period of time.
  • In the San Juan Capistrano metropolitan area, you may choose to arrive at any of these airports, including Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Ontario International Airport (ONT), and John Wayne Airport (SNA). The rental center at LAX is located on Bellanca Way and is accessible via shuttle service from the center island, just outside the baggage claim area. Upon landing at ONT, you can reach the Rental Car Center, located at 3450 East Airport Drive, Ontario, near Haven Avenue, via free shuttle rides from the passenger terminals. At SNA, you'll find car rental counters located in the arrivals area on the lower level, between terminals A and B, across from the John Wayne statue. The rental counters at these airports are managed by several car rentals in San Juan Capistrano.
  • Driving in San Juan Capistrano is generally smooth as a result of adherence to traffic rules. The region's well-planned road infrastructure and efficient traffic management result in a safer and more organized driving environment. Drivers are generally respectful of traffic rules, diligently obeying speed limits, stop signs, and traffic signals. The city's clearly marked crosswalks and pedestrian-friendly areas encourage drivers to yield the right-of-way when necessary. Furthermore, the local authorities prioritize road safety, resulting in regular maintenance of roads, visible signage, and effective traffic enforcement. As a result, you are encouraged to maintain a cautious approach and exercise patience when driving your vehicle from San Juan Capistrano car rentals.
  • In San Juan Capistrano, you'll find it quite difficult to operate a car during rush hour times, which occur on weekdays from around 7:00 am to 9:00 am in the morning and 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm in the evening. During these peak hours, some roads in the region experience significant congestion and traffic delays. Some of these affected roads include the I-5 freeway, Del Obispo Street, Camino Capistrano, and Ortega Highway. Local streets such as La Novia Avenue and Calle Arroyo can be viable alternatives for those looking to avoid navigating through rush hour traffic congestion.
  • Book your car hire in San Juan Capistrano at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini hire cars in San Juan Capistrano are around 98% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in San Juan Capistrano

  • How much is the price of fuel in San Juan Capistrano?

    The average price of fuel in San Juan Capistrano is R67,30 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R808 and R1 077, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in San Juan Capistrano?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in San Juan Capistrano.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Los Angeles airport include Budget, Thrifty and Hertz.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Los Angeles airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Thrifty and Hertz.

  • How can I find car hires near me in San Juan Capistrano?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in San Juan Capistrano?

    A Mini car hire in San Juan Capistrano costs R2 552 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in San Juan Capistrano?

    An Economy car hire in San Juan Capistrano costs R1 149 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in San Juan Capistrano?

    A Compact car hire in San Juan Capistrano costs R819 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in San Juan Capistrano?

    For driving in San Juan Capistrano, a vehicle that balances comfort, fuel efficiency, and versatility is ideal. San Juan Capistrano features picturesque landscapes, historical sites, and suburban charm. Due to its varied terrain, a vehicle with good handling and adequate ground clearance, such as a compact SUV, would be suitable. These vehicles offer a smooth ride on both city streets and occasionally uneven roads.

  • What is the speed limit in San Juan Capistrano?

    In San Juan Capistrano's urban and residential areas, the speed limit is about 25 mph. This lower speed limit is intended to improve safety for pedestrians and ensure the well-being of local residents. On major thoroughfares and highways, the speed limit ranges from around 35 to 55 mph, based on the specific roadway's features and designation. You should be aware of and abide by the posted speed limits to maintain road safety.

  • Where are the best places to park in San Juan Capistrano?

    In San Juan Capistrano, one of the best parking places is the San Juan Capistrano Train Depot, which provides ample parking space for commuters and tourists. The parking rates feature a daily parking cost of around $5 to $7. Another great parking option in San Juan Capistrano is the Los Rios Historic District Parking Lot, which features parking rates of about $1 per hour.  

San Juan Capistrano car rental reviews and directory

Budget

10,0

Wonderful

16 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

3 locations in San Juan Capistrano

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Locations in San Juan Capistrano

28201 Marguerite Pkwy

+1 949 347 0339

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

30242 Crown Valley Parkway 2b

+1 949 249 7826

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

33161 Camino Capistrano

+1 949 429 1646

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Customer service rep at the counter was very pleasant and helpful!

8,0 Very Good

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop-off was easy and super low-key. No hassle pick-up. Car was in good condition. Reasonable price.

Cons:

Drop-off was intended for Labor Day (Sept 2) but the location (and every other location) was closed. I wasn't aware that I'd be unable to return the vehicle, and have yet to find out if Budget is going to charge us for the extra day despite no heads-up and no alternative drop-off options.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I called Friday afternoon and reserved a mini van for a 24 hour rental and scheduled a noon pick up on Saturday. I received a call at 10 am on Saturday morning from Budget saying they did not have my vehicle. I called customer service, and they found a rental 1/2 hour away in the opposite direction. After negotiating with C.R., they agreed to give me the van for the same price. But, it was too late to find a ride to pick it up. I was very upset.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

They didn’t have the car I paid for

2,0 Poor

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Reserved a car but was notified the day of my rental that there were no cars available. A rep apparently called to let me know AFTER my reservation time had passed but didn't leave a message. Fortunately, I called to make sure my car would be ready, at which point the rep just told me that they didn't have any cars and to call about store and provided no additional assistance. I spent an hour on the phone ensuring that the guaranteed price would be honored at another location and had to speak to 3 different customer service reps (some of whom were rude) and had to cover the cost of travel to another rental location at the last minute.

7,2 Good

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Very convenient for me.

Cons:

Agent could resolve my reservation amount vs billed amount. I believe AVIS has always handled this if there's a problem.

1 out of 4

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9,6

Wonderful

23 reviews

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.6

Value for money

9.6

2 locations in San Juan Capistrano

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26181 Avenida Aeropuerto Ste B

+1 949 487 9075

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

28112 Camino Capistrano

+1 949 364 6363

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10,0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
Staff was great, got me in and out quickly.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was fantastic both at the beginning and at the end of the rental. My husband left his sunglasses in the car and they called within 30 minutes of drop off to tell us. They are fantastic - will definitely rent from them again.

Cons:

Absolutely nothing. They did an above and beyond service. Cheerful, helpful, didn't pressure us for an upgrade but let us make the decision. Very professional and I couldn't be more pleased with the rental experience.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Every step was super smooth

8,0 Very Good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Unable to locate the car I reserved. Had to settle for a comparable vehicle

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

We rented a minivan for a family overnight visit to San Diego.Easy from the start. I was able to park my car at the location which made getting the van and returning SO much easier. Josh was friendly and helpful. Could not have gone better and plan to use them for any car rental needs in the future.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Enterprise would not honor your rate. I had to find alternative.

1 out of 5

Avis

7,0

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

3 locations in San Juan Capistrano

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28201 Marguerite Pkwy

+1 949 347 0016

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

30242 Crown Valley Parkway 2b

+1 949 362 9187

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

33161 Camino Capistrano

+1 949 388 3365

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly customer front desk.

Cons:

no complaints others than it's far from the airport and I had to take an Uber...but that's the price you pay for paying less for a rental

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service at pickup.

Cons:

No backup camera on vehicle.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The Agent was very friendly and accommodating.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and fair

Cons:

I liked everything. This location and staff is really good!

2,0 Poor

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They had no cars available when I arrived, they wouldn't call any other branch to see what was available. Your app would not allowed to cancel the reservation so I couldn't look for another rental company. I had to call around and end up paying double of what I wanted. Horrible experience!

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Everything was good!

1 out of 3

Hertz

No score available yet

One location in San Juan Capistrano

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25135 Park Lantern

+1 949 661 1104

Monday13:00 - 17:3007:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:3013:00 - 17:30
Wednesday13:00 - 17:3007:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:3013:00 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:3013:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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2,0 Poor

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Although I was confirmed for a call at noon, when I arrived at the site, the agent advised that no car would arrive until 1pm and that she could not promise that she could fulfill our rental reserve.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing. The agent was great. Fast service. Great car

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off quick and easy.

4,8 Mediocre

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off of the car was easy and I had nuxe customer service.

Cons:

The car was horrible and it was extremely expensive with a lot of hidden fees.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Atvthe last minute had no cars available and couldn’t get one at all.

Cons:

Poor customer service and no opportunity to try to help

2,8 Poor

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

DId not have any positives

Cons:

I had reserved a car at the hotel for the next day. When I went to pickup the car they told me they did not have one because they were sold out. ("busy week") They would not provide me any alternatives. I requested that they taxi or Uber me to the next location and they said they could not do that. Horrible customer service. 2 employees at location but neither could do anything to me. Worst case I would have thought they would provide transportation to another location or drive me. But I received nothing and they really did not even apologize for not having the car available. I will not be renting from Hertz anymore. It was just the only option at this location.

1 out of 3

Rent-4-Less

No score available yet

One location in San Juan Capistrano

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Locations in San Juan Capistrano

1645 North El Camino Real

(949) 492-2140

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74 travellers who hired a car in San Juan Capistrano gave the car agency they used an average rating of 9.1

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