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Car hire in San Diego

British Airways car hire, in partnership with Avis, includes all of the mandatory charges that you'll need to drive away your car in San Diego.

• Unlimited mileage

• 24–hour customer support and roadside assistance

• Collect Avios on every rental

• Free additional driver for Executive Club members worldwide

Like all Californian cities, San Diego is a sprawling metropolis which is easier to navigate by car. Car hire allows you to travel in style around the stunning coastline, cruise around downtown or drive up to surf haven, Carlsbad.

Hire a car on San Diego holidays to explore its fantastic beaches, colonial-era old town and buzzing urban quarters at your own pace. Venture inland for breathtaking desert landscapes or soak up the rays in sun-drenched Palm Springs. Take in the sights of the Joshua Tree National Park, or head over the Mexican border to rowdy Tijuana. Feel the wind in your hair and discover all that Southern California has to offer.

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Driving itineraries we recommend from San Diego

Explore the stunning southern Californian coast and more from San Diego

South California beaches
South California beaches.

The coastal road to Los Angeles is dotted with a string of coastal gems, starting with the aptly-named ‘jewel’ of San Diego, La Jolla. The meandering coastal road takes you past some of the best beaches in California, if not the world. Follow the path north toward Malibu, a sunshine paradise made famous by many Hollywood films. On the way, stop off to marvel at coastal trails, go rock-pooling with the kids, or hit the surf of the magnificent Pacific Ocean. A truly spectacular trip.

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Why BA car hire?

Book your car rental with British Airways - in partnership with Avis - and enjoy these great benefits:

  • Great rates and flexibility
  • Combine your flight with a car and save
  • Convenient and extensive choice of locations
  • Earn Avios on every rental
  • All mandatory charges included
  • 24 hour customer support
  • Free additional driver for Executive Club members
  • Join Avis Preferred at no extra charge and beat the queues with faster pick up