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.

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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 A5 2012
I was in the San Diego area for business for a few weeks, but needed a cool car to enjoy the weekend. Tetiana provided me the best option for what I was looking for! The Audi was amazing and turn heads everywhere I went. She had excellent customer service brought the car to me and picked it up as well. I really recommend them for you needs in the San Diego area! I will be renting from them again.
Skip W. - July 1, 2019
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 A5 2012
Tetiana was very flexible with pickup and return times. She met where it was convenient for me both times, dropped the car off on very short notice, and even dropped me off at the airport after i returned the car to her. I rented the 2012 Audi A5 from her and it was clean, and obviously well maintained. I would definitely book through Tetiana again next time I visit San Diego.
Tyler R. - June 16, 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 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 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 TT 2018
One of the best cars on Turo for enjoying that San Diego sunshine, no doubt.
Adam S. - April 14, 2018
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 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 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 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 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
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 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 S4 2012
This was my first time using turo and I have to say Jeffre made it amazing. He met us at the airport, car way a lot of fun to drive and overall it was a great experience. Would highly recommend renting from him.
Taylor G. - June 18, 2019
Audi S4 2012
Great car! Drove great no problems at all! Jeffre did everything he possibly could to help me out when I needed! I recommend jeffre and his Audi s4
Brandon C. - June 25, 2019
Audi A5 2012
Tetiana was very communicative, the car arrived on time and was picked up when scheduled. The car was very clean and perfect for my trip. The whole experience was wonderful and I would rent from Tetiana again.
Ray L. - June 24, 2019
Audi A4 2014
Carter was exceptionally good and we had a blast driving his Audi. He was on time and super efficient. Much appreciated.
April L. - July 9, 2019
Audi S4 2012
Jeffre was amazing throughout the whole rental process. He was easy to communicate with, responded very promptly, and was very courteous. He delivered the car to me at my hotel, on time and even picked it up after allowing me to extend my rental. The car was very clean and well maintained and very fun! I highly recommend renting from him. A+ experience
Nick W. - July 6, 2019
Audi A4 2018
Everything about this rental was smooth, the communication was great, and the pickup/dropoff was super convenient for the airport. Car was clean.
Marc E. - July 1, 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 A5 2010
Elijah was friendly. The drop off and pick up was very easy. He was always on time. The car was very comfortable and had great gas mileage! Fun to drive.
Britney B. - June 21, 2019
Audi A7 2012
The vehicle was in excellent condition, and Jean was very quick to respond when I had any questions. I would definitely rent from Jean again.
Miguel T. - June 22, 2019
Audi A6 2012
This was my first time using Turo. I really enjoyed the experience and would definitely recommend it. Troy was very friendly and accommodating. Car was very clean and good ti drive around SD. Would highly recommend business with Troy for any of my friends
Ashraf B. - June 17, 2019
Audi S4 2012
Great car, easy communication. All good.
William L. - July 1, 2019
Audi A4 2018
Great car, excellent communication, overall solid experience!
Alex R. - June 24, 2019
Audi A4 2018
Lovely car, easy pick up and drop off! Will use Carventures again.
Matthew M. - July 2, 2019
Audi A4 2014
Carter was very nice and made it really easy for us to adjust our times. The car was incredibly smooth and easy to drive. Amazing experience overall
Roxanne B. - July 10, 2019
Audi A5 2017
The car is amazing! Easy pick up, clean and just beautiful!
Tetiana B. - July 5, 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 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 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 S6 2014
Nice ride and easy person to work with! Thanks again
Brian M. - June 18, 2019
Audi S4 2007
Thank you for making this trip as best as it could be :)
Joni P. - June 25, 2019
Audi A7 2012
Jean and the A7 were both great. Worth the experience.
Chris S. - July 15, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 S6 2014
The car is amazing. And the pick up and return process is smooth and awesome.
Weidong Z. - June 12, 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 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 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 A5 2017
Had a great time using Alyssa’s car. Would recommend!
Keegan B. - May 14, 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 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 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 A4 2018
The Audi A4 is a fantastic car to drive. Thank you Luso for the wonderful rental experience!
Mike O. - December 18, 2018
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 A4 2018
Great and easy experience. I loved the Auto Unlock feature.
Nicholas M. - May 18, 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 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

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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.