Audi car rental alternatives in San Diego, CA

Get beached in San Diego

Get beached in San Diego

It’s always a perfect day in San Diego — however you like to vacation. The city is known for its immaculate, sparkling coastline, with beaches perfect for surfing, sipping cocktails, and even hang gliding.

When you’re done chowing down on great Mexican food, take your San Diego car rental alternative for a spin to check out the bevy of museums in town that offer an array of exciting experiences, equally thrilling to adults and kids.

San Diego favorites

The secret to making the most of San Diego is simply to enjoy the outdoors. So catch a meal al fresco at sunset, tackle the mountains, dip in the water, and when you’re indoors, don’t forget to pause at the windows.

Balboa Park

Covering more than 1,200 acres, laced with hiking trails, and home to several museums, theaters, and restaurants, Balboa Park is much more than your average city green. Absorb San Diego’s culture and legendary sunshine.

Cabrillo National Monument

There are many ways to do the beach, but nothing beats wandering the tidepools and meeting all the sea creatures. You’ll need a San Diego car rental alternative to get down to the shore, then wait for low tide.

USS Midway Museum

In Downtown San Diego, this retired aircraft carrier gives you a taste of the Top Gun life. Hang out on the flight deck, explore the aircraft, and test your fortitude in the flight simulator.

Skip the rental car counter
Skip the rental car counter

Hit the road

Book your San Diego car rental alternative on Turo to cruise out of town along the stunningly gorgeous coastline, and head into the mountains or desert for an entirely different southern California experience.


Take the hour drive north in your San Diego car rental alternative to take in the famously beautiful Carlsbad State Beach, explore the lagoons, or go wild at Legoland.

Borrego Springs

Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the desert and discover the unique collection of sculptures tucked into the landscape. Take on the two hour drive in your San Diego car rental alternative.


Known for its apple orchards, steer your San Diego car rental alternative an hour into the mountains to pick your own apples, indulge in a slice of pie, and take a tour of the town’s 1870s gold mine.

Average ratings in San Diego (4.9 stars)

Audi A5 2010
Convertible Audi was clutch to having fun in sunny San Diego.
Jonathan A. - July 25, 2018
Audi S5 2012
Johanna was awesome and the Audi was in mint condition. Loved driving around San Diego with the top down.
David G. - March 24, 2018
Audi TT 2018
I’d never driven an Audi TT Roadster before, but it turned out to be a great car for cruising around San Diego. What an awesome sound system in this car too! Thanks again LUSO. You guys are truly the best for rentals in San Diego!
David Y. - June 23, 2018
Audi A5 2017
Alyssa was awesome! She was professional and responsive. Her Audi A5 was the perfect car to cruise around San Diego with the top down. I would definitely rent her car again!
Jeff M. - April 26, 2019
Audi A4 2012
Got a great experience with Javan and his Audi! Easy communication, pick up and drop off process, awesome to drive and well maintained vehicle. Will definitely use again when in San Diego area.
Nikita P. - August 13, 2018
Audi A3 Sportback e-tron 2018
Gary was excellent from beginning to end during this rental period! He was also very flexible about pickup and drop-off, and was very communicative! Best of all, the Audi A3 was an exceptionally clean and fun car to drive! I highly recommend going with him, and will only rent from him when we are in the San Diego area again! A++++ for Customer service, Flexibility, Pickup and Return, as well as a fun and clean vehicle!
Jennifer C. - March 27, 2019
Audi A3 2015
Renting from Luso was a great experience. Their lot was a short walk from the terminal, pickup and drop off was a breeze. They also upgraded me to an Audi A4 because the A3 I was supposed to get had to go to the garage. I would definitely use them again the next time I'm in San Diego.
Bochao Z. - November 26, 2018
Audi A5 2010
It was my first time using Turo and I had an exceptional experience with Elijah's Audi A5. Elijah met me at the San Diego airport and dropped off the car, right on time. The Audi A5 was ultra-clean, full of gas, and ready to go. Elijah walked me around the car and identified scratches. This whole rental process was quick and painless - unlike the long queues at the Car Rental agencies. I enjoyed driving the Audi A5 in San Diego (as it reminded me of my wife' Audi Q5 that we drive at home). Although I rented the car for one week, I had to cut my trip short due to my mother-in-law's health. I had to return the car earlier than I initially planned, and Elijah was extremely accommodating. I dropped it off after 4 days at the airport (and was credited for the unused days). Next time I return to San Diego, I hope to use Elijah's Audi A5 again.
Boris L. - January 3, 2018
Audi A5 2010
Ted was amazing. Everything from the communication to his flexibility & hospitality was above and beyond. He picked my friend and I up at the airport and drop us off making everything smooth and simple. Not to mention I had a hard time giving the Audi back. It was an amazing car and so much fun to drive. I will definitely be renting from him again the next time I’m in San Diego.
Ashley C. - February 8, 2018
Audi S4 2007
Great sports car to explore San Diego!
Stefanie K. - April 8, 2019
Audi S5 2011
Great car! Perfect for cruising around San Diego!
Jason B. - August 7, 2018
Audi A3 2015
Car rental was super easy and the car was in great condition and drove well. Will be using Turo and Luso next time we’re in San Diego
Sumeet C. - June 19, 2018
Audi A3 2015
Very nice cars, with just 5min walk to San Diego airport. Will rent again for sure.
Jeff B. - February 22, 2018
Audi S6 2014
Kimberly was extremely prompt and picked me up exactly where it was easiest for me. She also communicated without delay. I will use her company again when going back to San Diego.
Scott S. - May 31, 2019
Audi TT 2018
One of the best cars on Turo for enjoying that San Diego sunshine, no doubt.
Adam S. - April 14, 2018
Audi A4 2012
Awesome car and excellent customer service. It was a very good experience and I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a cool car to rent and use around San Diego. You can't find a better deal anywhere!
Ali V. - April 15, 2019
Audi A3 2015
LUSO was an incredible car provider! I intend to use them every time I’m in San Diego, CA
Stathis K. - February 17, 2018
Audi A3 2015
Car drives good, Luso is easy to work with. Wish the instruction was clearer about pickup on Christmas is after hour. I will recommend Luso for renting in San Diego.
Chengkun H. - December 31, 2018
Audi A5 2010
Couldn’t have imagined a better way to cruise San Diego. Highly recommended, easy pickup and drop off! Can’t wait to rent it again.
Kaleigh W. - May 11, 2018
Audi A4 2008
Sean was super easy to work with and the car was great. Nothing like a convertible to cruise around San Diego!
Carolyn S. - July 16, 2018
Audi RS 5 2014
Luso is a fantastic group to work with. The car was factory-fresh clean and pick up and drop-off was a breeze. Simply put, in San Diego I will ONLY rent from these folks in the future!
Justin B. - May 25, 2018
Audi A5 2010
Ted was a great communicator, the car drove and looked great and we got a few “cool car” comments. Can’t beat a convertible in San Diego! 10/10 recommend.
Ashley S. - September 22, 2018
Audi A4 2009
Ali was awesome as was his car! We had some air troubles and we stayed in contact and was helpful throughout our troubles and the trip! Will definitely be contacting him next time I’m in San Diego!
Bethany H. - September 28, 2018
Audi A5 2010
Elijah's experience provided in San Diego is everything I expected being part of Turo, and more. A friend recommended Turo as an alternative to car rental, and Elijah was a top notch communicator and dropped the car off at San Diego International Airport as if it was brand new! Elijah's A5 was clean and well-maintained despite the vehicle being a 2010 with over 100k miles- you would never know that the car was aged because it drive, smelled, and performed like a new vehicle. It was clear that Elijah cared about making the driving experience enjoyable and pleasurable for my girlfriend and I. We drove this car for over 1800 miles in 7 days from San Diego up to La Jolla, then from SD all the way to the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, to Las Vegas, then all the way down I-15 through difficult terrain, road construction conditions, high speeds, and temperatures well over 100 degrees on a few days as well as near freezing in the desert, but the car didn't skip a beat. I would highly recommend Elijah for any friends or future San Diego users of Turo. If Turo is looking for a storyboard of how to create an awesome traveling and renting experience, they should contact him for the insights and tips of how to make this enjoyable for all involved.
Brandon P. - June 10, 2018
Audi R8 2009
Excellent service and vehicle! The R8 is exciting to drive and very well kept/maintained by James. The flexibility for pick up and drop off was appreciated as well. If you’re looking for an amazing vehicle in San Diego, this is the car you want to rent!
Thomas T. - March 8, 2019
Audi A4 2011
Xavier and his Audi were great. Pick-up and drop-off were a breeze, and the car was a blast to drive. Would definitely rent again!
Alexander D. - May 20, 2019
Audi S4 2009
Harry’s S4 was well maintained and fun to drive. He was flexible when our plans changed and we needed to pick the car up a little early. I look forward to renting from him again the next time our travel plans bring us to San Diego.
Goodrich W. - January 3, 2018
Audi S5 2011
Sid made my first Turo rental a total pleasure. He was right on time picking us up at the Airport. The car was perfect, cool and fast and we enjoyed it as much as we could throughout our week-end in San Diego. Thanks Sidney!
Abdellah C. - November 13, 2018
Si Yeon
Audi A5 2017
Highly recommend Alyssa!!! I would definitely rent a car from her again! Shes super cool and very flexible!
Si Yeon L. - May 1, 2019
Audi A6 2012
Troy was fantastic and easy to work with. The car was great! Will rent from again! Thanks!
Scotty Y. - May 20, 2019
Audi A4 2018
The car was great and everything about the rental process was easy, including very prompt message responses. If you had a lot of luggage, the walk to the lot might be a bit of a hassle but not a big deal if you travel light.
Sheila M. - May 28, 2019
Audi A4 2018
The Audi was clean and in good condition. They were very timely with responding to my messages, and were nice and courteous on top of that. Thank you Carventures!
Elizabeth M. - June 3, 2019
Audi TTS 2017
Great first experience with Turo and Luso. Car was perfect and location is a 10-15 min walk from either terminal at San Diego airport. Easy to reach the owner and clear instructions for pick up and drop off. Car looks and drives like new!
Adam D. - February 2, 2018
Audi A5 2010
Had a great time in San Diego, and this car was part of the fun. If you are chasing some R&R in Southern California, you'd better have a convertible! Ted was great with arranging and communicating the details about the pickup and drop off at the airport.
Joseph P. - January 29, 2018
Audi A3 2015
LUSO is awesome, I wish they had a location at every major airport in the USA. I spoke with the owner briefly when dropping off and he offered me a ride back to the terminal. I would not rent from anyone else on my next visit to San Diego if a LUSO vehicle is available. The A3 was awesome.
Len K. - February 28, 2018
Audi S5 2011
We got hung up in traffic between LA and San Diego and were late getting the car back, and almost missed our flight. Sidney met us at the gate to save time, which was huge. And it was a lot of fun weaving through traffic to get to the airport!! Thanks Sidney.
Chris H. - July 28, 2018
Audi A5 2010
This service was great. Ted offered to pick us up from the airport and when we dropped off the car at the end of our trip he drove us to our dinner reservations. He is very flexible and a pleasure to work with. His car was also the perfect car to get around San Diego. You’ll feel like a local.
Christina B. - September 13, 2018
Audi RS 5 2014
From start to finish, my experience with LUSO was exemplary!! From the instructions on where to go and pick up the car to them keeping in touch with me to the very end when I retired the car, everything went as smooth as possible. No doubt that LUSO will be my primary option for renting a vehicle when I am in the San Diego area.
Joel R. - September 24, 2018
Audi A4 2018
BEST car rental experience I’ve ever had. Definitely tops all the standard car rental companies out there. The entire process went smoothly and all done through an user friendly app. Absolutely recommend!
Kelly H. - January 2, 2019
Audi S6 2014
Amazing amazing company. Super friendly and everything in order. She was so kind dropped the car at our hotel and back to the airport. Highly recommend
Leonardo R. - May 15, 2019
Audi S4 2007
Great ride. If you want to experience the drive in a convertible, the S4 is the way to go. Enough room in the back for two adults so everyone can enjoy the drive. Magnus is a great host and the car is in great condition. Loved it.
Richie T. - June 9, 2019
Audi A5 2017
Alyssa was an amazing host with an amazing car!
Jack A. - May 27, 2019
Audi S4 2007
Had a great time cruising the coast in this beautiful car! The V8 sounds amazing!
Andrew H. - May 26, 2019
Audi S6 2014
Car was amazing and fun! Service was great, definitely recomended.
Sebastian J. - May 27, 2019
Audi A6 2012
Troy was awesome, on time and flexible with helping get us back to the airport. The car was great, awesome experience. Thanks Troy.
Adan R. - June 1, 2019
Audi A4 2013
Yuda is a great guy, very friendly and communicative. The car was very nice to drive and i am grateful for the excellent experience! I highly recommend Yuda for anyone who needs a great reliable service!
Cameron F. - May 29, 2019
Audi TT 2018
Luso SD was great when it came to giving me a headturning vehicle. I did some sightseeing in the San Diego area this weekend and enjoyed the ride. Easy pickup and easier drop off. Will definitely be coming back to Luso on my next trip to Cali!
Skip W. - June 17, 2018
Audi A4 2008
Sean was great to work with on my first trip even though we never met in person! He changed pick-up location to make it more convenient for us and even changed drop off time too for us. Great ride for a fun short trip to San Diego.
Carie M. - July 30, 2018
Audi A6 2012
Thanks again Troy! Your ride was perfect for getting around SoCal in style and your flexibility and assistance made things very smooth for my family and I. Look forward to using Turo again and hopefully meeting up with you again one day. Cheers, Justin
Justin C. - May 29, 2019
Audi A4 2018
Great service! Beautiful and well maintained vehicle!
John J. - May 23, 2019
Audi A4 2018
Great and easy experience. I loved the Auto Unlock feature.
Nicholas M. - May 18, 2019
Audi A3 2015
Easily the best experience I’ve had with dealing with a car rental. Fast, easy, and conveniently close to the airport.
Charles O. - October 29, 2018
Audi S6 2014
I always rent from Luxe Car. They are great!
ROBERT B. - April 13, 2019
Audi S6 2014
First class car and people! I've already rented from them again!
ROBERT B. - April 11, 2019
Audi A5 2017
Amazing car! Would definitely rent again!
Amanda G. - April 12, 2019
Audi S6 2016
Kenneth was a gentleman. He was very easy going. You could tell he loves his car and wants others to love it too. I would definitely rent from him again! His car is super smooth! I could imagine taking it on a cross country road trip.
Mike R. - April 26, 2019
Audi S6 2014
Everything was as described and the car was so much fun to drive! Would definitely rent from Kimberlee again!
Luke F. - April 20, 2019
Audi A4 2012
Great person to rent from, super competitive pricing and great car selection. Very flexible when I needed a few extra days (car was in the shop) definitely recommend!
Ali L. - May 3, 2019
Audi TT 2018
LUSO is by far the best people to rent a car from! Best cars that are so much fun to drive. I use toro all the time and they are the most responsive and easy to deal with. You have to use them if your in town!
Molly R. - April 22, 2018
Audi A4 2018
Cool car loved it owner super sweet
Tatyana S. - April 1, 2019
Audi A7 2012
Jean's Audi A7 was clean , detailed and sharp. No hassle..
Michael G. - April 5, 2019
Audi S4 2007
Magnus was great to do business with. He made everything really easy, and the car is really fun! Dont pass up this chance!
Corey B. - April 1, 2019
Audi A4 2018
The Audi A4 is a fantastic car to drive. Thank you Luso for the wonderful rental experience!
Mike O. - December 18, 2018
Audi R8 2008
Beautiful car. Ali was very accommodating. Thanks!
A A. - May 6, 2019
Audi A6 2012
Troy was very accommodating, and the car was great.
Robert H. - May 10, 2019
Audi A4 2013
Yuda was great and so was his car. It was fun and he was great with communication the whole trip. Would definitely use his car again in the future!
Gladys C. - May 13, 2019
Audi A5 2017
Had a great time using Alyssa’s car. Would recommend!
Keegan B. - May 14, 2019
Audi TT 2018
The Audi TT is a fun car and LUSO definitely makes renting process, extending process much easier than other services. Highly recommended!
Minh P. - June 25, 2018
Audi S5 2018
Jeff was amazing. He made everything easy. What I can tell about this car, wowwww!! I'm a Audi addict and I can tell that this S5 is the best Audi I ever drived!! Super clean, the car is literally brand new. This model is amazing and Jeff's car is even better. I love the color,the rims, the interior is beautiful. Hope that everyone that will rent this car will take care of it like I did, she deserves it Thanks Jeffrey for everything, I'll definitely rent this baby again !!
Omar M. - July 21, 2018
Audi A3 2016
Fantastic experience start to finish and even helped ship something we left behind in the car the next day. Will definitely rent again!
Felix Z. - February 20, 2019
Audi S6 2014
Rented the S6 from Monday-Friday morning and couldn't be happier. The car drove like an absolute beast in sport mode with the sprint booster on and even drove itself in traffic, although I had to steer. Turn them off and you'll get a smooth ride with the right amount of power. Rented a corvette a couple weeks ago and this thing could probably keep up! Absolute wonderful experience working with Luxe. Would rent again!
CHRISTOPHER C. - March 1, 2019
Audi A4 2018
Perfect experience. The walk from the terminal and pickup are faster than renting directly at the airport. Nice clean car. Some small pre-existing cosmetic blemishes required documenting prior to departing. Great communication during the rental process.
Eddie S. - March 3, 2019
Audi TT 2018
Great experience both with the car and the people working there. They got me in and out super fast. Far quicker than going to a rental car company.
Ravi A. - December 29, 2018
Audi A4 2018
Excellent service and helped me every step of the way!
Dmitriy S. - April 1, 2019
Danielle Ryan
Audi A4 2018
Great experience renting from Carlos
Danielle Ryan T. - February 5, 2019
Audi S5 2011
Great car. Sidney is a class act, and is very accommodating for your trip. I definitely recommend renting this car.
Elliot Q. - March 6, 2019
Audi A5 2017
Alyssa was an incredible host. She was beyond accommodating and flexible.
Yasmine A. - April 24, 2019
Audi A5 2010
Very, very professional service!! He did a great job! I’m definitely booking from him again! This quick vacation/work trip wouldn’t be possible with out him! Thank you very much!!
Ariel T. - May 5, 2019
Audi TTS 2017
From the initial communication and pickup to the return of the car, this was a smooth and enjoyable experience. Jason and Nick are friendly and professional. I will definitely be renting from them again.
Stefan S. - January 2, 2018
Audi A6 2013
Overall good experience. Nice car that worked well. Marco was very nice and responsive. Would definitely rent again
Michael Z. - January 2, 2018
Audi A5 2010
Another great rental from Ted. Car drove great for a quick day trip to Temecula! Can’t wait to be back in the SD area to rent again.
Kaleigh W. - May 25, 2018
Audi A4 2013
William takes exceptional care of his A4, and it really shows. It was a pleasure to rent this vehicle and interact with him throughout the process. Thank you!
Nicholas L. - January 8, 2018
Audi A5 2010
Ted and the car were amazing! Will rent again!
Mehdi K. - April 2, 2018
Audi A3 2015
As a first time Luso customer, I was so impressed with how easy and efficient the whole rental process was. In addition to having access to nicer cars, Luso offers clear, comprehensive, and professional communication throughout the rental experience. The A3 was spotless, stylish, and fun to drive. We will now seek out Luso as our first rental car choice!
Marcia M. - April 9, 2018
Audi S5 2011
Sidney was great and his car was a blast to drive with the top down! Would def rent from him again
Joshua C. - April 18, 2018
Audi A3 2015
Easiest rental I’ve ever dealt with! Cars were clean and easy to access. Thanks Luso!
Raymond F. - April 28, 2018
Audi S5 2012
Johanna was great, car was fantastic, would rent again!
Casey F. - January 16, 2018
Audi TTS 2017
LUSO could not have been more professional, flexible, or easy to work with. The Audi was spotless and in immaculate condition inside and out. It was a pleasure renting from them and I would gladly do so again.
Joshua E. - February 20, 2018
Audi TTS 2017
This was one of the best experiences I've had with Turo. Picking up the car and leaving the car was simple and straight forward. The car was very clean and in immaculate condition. The car is a head turner. If you're into cars, this is definitely a car for you. I would highly recommend renting from Luso and the TTS again.
Brian H. - February 26, 2018
Audi A3 2015
LUSO was so easy to rent from. We loved the ease of pick up and the variety of cars to choose from in a lot so close to the airport. Definitely will rent from them again.
Sydney Y. - March 12, 2018

Nearby car rental alternatives

Best San Diego driving roads

Highway 101

This epic highway is particularly astounding near San Diego. Take your car rental alternative north to catch ocean views from jagged cliffs, sandy beaches, and charming beach towns.

Palomar Mountain Loop

For this challenging, scenic mountain loop, navigate your car rental alternative northeast of San Diego to catch Highway 76 out of Temecula into the Cleveland National Forest for thrilling views.

Old Highway 80

Take your car rental alternative to see the ghost towns and abandoned ruins along this two-lane highway, built in 1956 to connect San Diego all the way east to Savannah, Georgia.