Why BA car hire?

Book your car hire 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

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

Explore the beautiful beaches, historic old town and vibrant urban areas of this exciting city with San Diego car hire. Choose a compact or spacious vehicle and take in the stunning southern Californian coastline or drive inland for striking desert landscapes.

Hire a car on San Diego holidays and explore the city’s diverse areas at your own pace. Drive along the southern Californian coastline, stopping at some of the world’s best beaches. Soak up the sunshine in gorgeous Palm Springs or take in the awe-inspiring scenery of the Joshua Tree National Park. Save by booking your flights and car together.

See San Diego and beyond by car

Explore the stunning southern Californian coast and more from San Diego

South California beaches

Hire a car in San Diego and discover a string of coastal gems on the southern Californian road to Los Angeles. Starting with the aptly named ‘jewel’ of San Diego, La Jolla, and ending in the sunshine paradise of Malibu, this stunning coastline takes in some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Stretch out on pristine sands, take little ones rock-pooling or bathe in gentle waters. Cycle along scenic coastal trails or hit the surf with action-packed water sports.

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Palm Springs

Take in glorious mountain scenery as you drive your hire car to beautiful Palm Springs. With the majestic San Jacinto mountains as its backdrop, the city is a playground for arts, culture, shopping and entertainment. Or simply relax and soak up the year-round sunshine. Wander the palm tree-lined streets and browse its boutiques, art galleries and museums. Ride the famous Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to the top of Mount San Jacinto for incredible views.

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Joshua Tree National Park

On San Diego holidays use your car hire to drive to the spectacular Joshua Tree National Park. Dotted with the distinctive spiky trees that earned it its name, the rugged landscape of this vast desert park is truly awe-inspiring. Look out for rare flora and fauna as you explore on foot or by mountain bike. Mighty rock formations offer superb climbing opportunities. Or discover the park’s fascinating gold mining history and cultural heritage at its excellent museum.

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