Truck rental alternatives in San Diego, CA

Surf and suds
in San Diego

Breezy and sunny, San Diego ebbs and flows with laid back beach vibes and near perfect weather all year round. Take a trip to America’s finest city and experience a surfer’s paradise with a vibrant homegrown arts and culture scene.

When you’re finally feeling refreshed and revived, book your San Diego truck rental alternative and check out the many SoCal gems in the surrounding area.

San Diego favorites

Roll with the punches and embrace the easy-going San Diego culture, whether you choose to explore the museums, natural surroundings, or the delicious cuisine.

Coronado Island

Situated across the water from San Diego, Coronado Island is packed with fun and lively things to do. Wander along the white sandy beach and go for ice cream at Hotel Del Coronado.

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

Linger along the stunning stretch of beach at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and stay for the rosy, orange glow of the sunset. While you’re there, look out for the gray whales during migration season.

Torrey Pines Golf Course

Book a tee time far in advance, don your best polo shirt, and play on the same immaculately groomed 36-hole course as champions like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

Skip the rental truck counter

Hit the road

San Diego is a balmy paradise and the epitome of living the California dream. If you’re ever ready to leave town, book your San Diego truck rental alternative for even more characteristic coastal delights.

Mount Laguna

Reconnect with mother nature and take your San Diego truck rental alternative for a spin to Mount Laguna for a variety of hiking trails and breathtaking views.

Lake Poway

A half an hour drive away, glide across the tranquil waters on a paddle boat at Lake Poway, or opt for a powerboat for something a little more thrilling.

Borrego Springs

Witness the unusual yet grand artsy sculptures in the middle of the desert at Borrego Springs, a unique retreat for photographers and stargazers.

Average ratings in San Diego (4.9 stars)

Velen
Toyota Tacoma 2018
Really fun car to rent for San Diego! Easy pick up and drop off. Highly recommend
Velen C. - April 29, 2019
Frederick
Toyota Tundra 2018
Robert is an awesome host and has made our experience in San Diego amazing. The truck is so cool and clean recommended for business travelers that will be visiting the San Diego area.
Frederick A. - July 1, 2018
Tiffany
Ford F-350 Super Duty 2007
Moving truck was easy to find and easy to use
Tiffany H. - November 3, 2019
Julian
Ford F-150 2013
Wow, this trip was amazing. One of the best turo host in San Diego, Jeffrey was very kind and explained me everything about this marvelous truck. The truck is in mint condition, and is perfect to do some road trips, jus be gentle with the gas pedal and the truck with be good to you. Totally recommend, 12 out of 10. Definitely will try to rent it again, before leaving San Diego.
Julian P. - August 20, 2018
Manuel
Toyota Tundra 2018
There is no doubt in my mind that I will go back to Robert when I’m in San Diego. He is nice, very responsive, understanding and punctual. Great truck with a great owner. Thank you!
Manuel M. - June 18, 2018
Alex
Ford F-150 2016
Will definitely book again when we come back to San Diego! Matt was great, very relaxed and outgoing person. The car was flawless, extremely spacious and a pleasure to drive it. Thank you!
Alex M. - October 24, 2018
daniel
Toyota Tacoma 1995
Another year passes, and I return again to the warm waters of San Diego in one of the best vehicles made by mankind. Still immaculately clean. Engine still purrs like it was fresh off the lot. Be gentle with it so we can continue to use this for the next 10 years.
Daniel H. - September 10, 2019
Jonathan
Toyota Tacoma 2018
The listings from LUSO are top notch. The vehicle I rented was super clean, and it was really nice. They are super close to the San Diego Airport. The Toyota Tacoma was a super awesome ride. The sound system in it was very nice! I would definitely rent it again and would definitely recommend LUSO!
Jonathan H. - November 3, 2018
Meghan
Toyota Tundra 2008
He was awesome! He was very understanding when I was running late in the morning to pick up the car. Location is Central to San Diego so it's only about a 20-minute drive there. Truck was clean and easy to drive.
Meghan N. - March 27, 2019
Rob
Toyota Tundra 2018
First time user of Turo and couldn't have had a more pleasant experience. Robert was great from the start with very quick responses. He was super flexible when we wanted to lengthen our rental and pick up the truck a day early. The truck itself was perfect, super clean with all the amenities. We will definitely be using the Turo app again and hopefully be able to rent Robert's truck again next time we are in the San Diego area.
Rob M. - July 16, 2018
Nandi
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006
Excellent communicator and a nice person with a great moving truck. Thanks, D’Angelo!
Nandi D. - September 2, 2018
Peter
Toyota Tacoma 2018
The location was difficult to find at first, most likely due to my aloof Uber driver. However, the attendants were very helpful and kind, which made for a quick and easy transaction on pickup and return. The blue Tacoma TRD Pro is a sweet ride, but there was some damage from a previous driver. I assume. I chose the truck because we rented a couple surfboards while in San Diego. The cleaning fee is a must if you will be hitting the beach or want hassle free dropoff. I would definitely recommend this service if you are looking for a ride that is nicer than the large companies can provide. Next time I'm in San Diego or Honolulu, I will rent from Luso !
Peter V. - November 27, 2018
Jason
Toyota Tacoma 1995
Yet another great experience with Chris' Tacoma. Driving this higher mileage older truck makes me realize how high the build quality of Toyota trucks are. Amazing. Mechanically, this truck is perfect. The A/C worked so good with these high humid temperatures we've been experiencing in San Diego lately. Chris obviously maintains the truck very well. Chris has a convenient pickup location being in Hillcrest area and she's very responsive. This is our second time we rented from Chris and we can't wait to rent it again! This is our go-to truck! Thanks Chris!
Jason E. - July 11, 2018
Dan
Toyota Tacoma 1995
Fantastic pickup truck, good on fuel and easy to drive. Would definitely recommend!!
Dan H. - June 8, 2018
Konstantinos
Toyota Tundra 2012
Outstanding truck and superb service!! Will definitely rent from Lucy again!
Konstantinos N. - November 7, 2019
Angelica
Ford F-150 2008
David was a great host, and even changed his settings so I could rent his truck earlier than the app was allowing me. Would definitely rent from him again!
Angelica E. - November 13, 2019
Michael
Ford F-150 2019
This was the best car rental experience I’ve ever had, period!! The truck was awesome, the ease at the airport is amazing. No more standing in line to get your rental and you drop it off right at your departure terminal. I’ll definitely contact Reuben in the future.
Michael H. - October 14, 2019
Carlos
Honda Ridgeline 2018
Rebecca’s Ridgeline was awesome. It was roomy, fuel efficient, and super clean. Would highly recommend her truck to anyone.
Carlos A. - October 28, 2019
David
Toyota Tundra 2008
Lucy is very easy to work with! Very friendly and flexible. I will defiantly rent from her again in the future!
David P. - October 20, 2019
Fernando
Ford F-350 Super Duty 2007
Ly is the best! I definitely recommend her forever!! Thank you Ly!!
Fernando K. - November 1, 2019
Derrick
Chevrolet Colorado 2019
We booked the vehicle with with short notice, however Eric was very understanding and accommodating. He went out of his way to meet us bright and early before our trip and even allowed us to return it a little later with no hassle. The truck itself ran like a champ. Very clean, comfy, and great on gas. Eric, it was pleasure. Thank you!
Derrick R. - November 6, 2019
Heather
Toyota Tacoma 2013
Brianna was very accommodating and friendly. The truck was great! Very good experience overall :)
Heather R. - November 4, 2019
Gareth
Ram 3500 2014
This is a really nice truck. Garratt is easy to work with and accommodating.
Gareth L. - November 4, 2019
Alec
Toyota Tacoma 2017
Great truck, and Grace was able to provide some recommendations since we were visiting. I will be looking for her listing again next time I’m in town
Alec G. - November 6, 2019
Toby
Toyota Tacoma 2015
Truck was great and Allison was easy to work with.
Toby S. - November 10, 2019
Joe
Ford F-350 Super Duty 2007
Truck runs smooth, dolly and moving pads included are helpful.
Joe T. - November 10, 2019
Cody
Chevrolet Colorado 2018
Gary was awesome. Very friendly and the truck was a perfect vehicle for the weekend.
Cody R. - November 10, 2019
Violet
Toyota Tundra 2008
Lucy is a great asset to the Turo community! Easy pick up and clear instructions! We have decided we will rent the Tundra again for hauling and for camping trips! Truck is a strong V8 plenty of power, clean and reliable. For the price this Tundra beats all other trucks here in SD.
Violet M. - October 14, 2019
Deakin
Toyota Tacoma 1995
This little Taco is amazing, it has some cosmetic damage, but that is part of the charm with the truck. It can be parked without worrying too much about it, and it is a blast to drive with the manual 5 speed and a healthy V6. The clutch was very easy to operate, and the truck had minimal roll when leaving from a stop on an incline. The rental experience with Chris could not have been better, I will rent this truck again in the future for sure or buy my own little truck like this.
Deakin D. - September 19, 2019
Roman
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2017
Great car! It runs very smooth and is surprisingly quiet on the highway. It was very clean as well. I can definitely recommend it.
Roman H. - October 20, 2019
Andrew
Toyota Tacoma 2007
Excellent Turo host! Seamless pick up and drop off and a great communicator.
Andrew J. - October 29, 2019
Abraham
Chevrolet Colorado 2018
Gary was all around outstanding guy, cordial and polite, professional and very good comunicator.
Abraham T. - November 1, 2019
Eric
Ford F-150 2018
Car is an absolute beast. It’s insanely fun to drive around and the owner Laura is very friendly and responds quickly.
Eric L. - November 2, 2019
Oscar
Toyota Tacoma 2015
Allison and her husband were great hosts. Communication was great and and they made the pickup really easy.
Oscar A. - October 27, 2019
Terry
Ford F-150 2008
David made my first time using Turo very easy
Terry M. - November 6, 2019
Yaniv
Ford F-150 2018
Clay's an awesome guy and a great host. 10/10
Yaniv S. - November 13, 2019
Nitzan
Toyota Tundra 2012
Great to work with, easy and convenient!
Nitzan A. - November 14, 2019
Serena
Toyota Tundra 2008
Lucy was great! The truck was clean and ran smoothly. 10/10 would rent again
Serena A. - August 25, 2019
Daniel
Toyota Tacoma 2007
Awesome rental for the price can’t be beat!! Alyssa was amazing with her communication. Thanks again
Daniel Q. - September 27, 2019
Dirk
Chevrolet Colorado 2018
Gary is very friendly and was truly concerned that I had a good time with his Colorado. The pick up and return was very easy and his Colorado is a great vehicle. If you need a truck I guarantee renting from Gary will be a pleasant experience for you. It truly was for me!! DW
Dirk W. - October 15, 2019
Marco
Toyota Tacoma 2017
Very nice and clean truck, comfortable to ride in. Grace was very friendly and punctual. Can definitely recommend renting from her!
Marco A. - October 13, 2019
Thomas
Ford F-150 2018
Absolutely AWESOME truck. Laura’s raptor is very well kept, looks and drives like a brand new car. The vehicle itself is everything you’d expect—spacious, powerful, comfortable, and fast. Wouldn’t hesitate to rent it again!
Thomas T. - August 28, 2019
Mike
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2011
Jose’s truck was perfect for towing our small sailboat. He provided great pickup and return flexibility. I would definitely rent from him again.
Mike G. - September 17, 2019
Johnathan
Ford F-150 2008
I had a great experience renting David's truck. He was very flexible with me and provided the easiest pickup and dropoff experience. If you need a truck then I recommend this one. Simplicity and the great condition of the truck is great. Highly Recommend David!
Johnathan S. - September 21, 2019
Avelina
Toyota Tacoma 2007
Alyssa was so wonderful communicating with us at every step of our trip. She even bought us Starbucks when we realized the registration tags were going to expire during our trip. Everything about the rental experience was top notch!
Avelina B. - September 5, 2019
Hubert
Toyota Tacoma 1995
Very nice classic truck with a very polite host!
Hubert Z. - August 21, 2019
Brandi
Toyota Tundra 2017
This was my first time using Turo for my rental car needs and I plan on renting from Greg again in the future! He made it so easy to rent his truck and he was great at answering any questions I had through the whole process.
Brandi T. - August 20, 2019
vincent
Ford F-350 Super Duty 2007
Li was very communicative and helpful, understanding also when I needed to extend my trip. The truck is clean, basic and safe. Fantastic ramp that makes it easy to load/unload. Except experience, thank you Li
Vincent M. - September 12, 2019
Nathan
Toyota Tundra 2008
Very easy process, from pickup to drop off was easy and Lucy was always very quick to return my messages! Great way to use a truck when you need one. The Tundra is big and spacious. Will be back again for sure.
Nathan S. - September 1, 2019
Derek
Ford F-350 Super Duty 2007
Great rental! Ly was very good about communicating details. Truck has plenty of space for loading whatever you need
Derek G. - July 15, 2019
Marina
Toyota Tacoma 1995
Brought memories of my dad’s pick up. He passed away three years ago, and was the one who taught me how to drive a manual transmission. Chris was very flexible with me and worked with my pick up and drop off. The truck drove smoothly and didn’t expect the a/c to work but sure glad it did!! Everything works in this Tacoma, great choice! Thanks Chris!
Marina R. - September 24, 2019
Gareth
Ford F-150 2008
David made the process easy with great communication and a truck that did all I needed it to do. Thank you!
Gareth L. - September 27, 2019
Anthony
Ford F-150 2008
Really clean truck, & more than capable of moving heavy equipment.
Anthony F. - October 1, 2019
Trey
Ford F-150 2018
One of the best people on the planet
Trey T. - October 6, 2019
Bianca
Ford F-150 2008
Very reliable and great communication. Truck drove well and made for a smooth trip.
Bianca M. - October 13, 2019
Sarina
Ford F-350 Super Duty 2007
Pickup and return couldn't be easier. I would definitely recommend this truck and will likely move it on my next move!
Sarina J. - October 14, 2019
Ramiro
Toyota Tundra 2017
Truck was great all around!! Great on fuel and space and very clean!!!
Ramiro P. - October 7, 2019
Gerilee
Chevrolet Colorado 2018
Gary was a good communicator. Truck was in great shape! I was able to extend in a moments notice and he was agreeable!
Gerilee P. - October 7, 2019
Victor
Toyota Tacoma 2017
Awesome truck! And awesome service
Victor M. - October 7, 2019
Sonny
Toyota Tundra 2008
Great car lucy fantastic make easy for my trip would rent from lucy again thank you
Sonny N. - October 15, 2019
Zachary
Toyota Tacoma 2015
I couldn’t have asked for a better car or people to rent it from. They are cool and excellent people!
Zachary H. - October 15, 2019
James
Ford F-150 2015
Excellent experience all around with Jon! Truck was clean and drives great! Jon was extremely accommodating dropping it off near me.
James S. - October 12, 2019
Marino
Ford F-150 2018
The trip was perfect, the truck was better then in pic and didn’t any issues. Clay is punctual, flexible and nice too. A++
Marino B. - September 2, 2019
Richard
Toyota Tundra 2008
Lucy is great, her truck was spotless and ran like a top, i will definatly use her again.
Richard K. - September 3, 2019
Whitney
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2011
Needed a truck to pick-up a couch and Jose’s was great. Process was overall easy and he let me borrow restraining straps, which was nice. Thanks, Jose!
Whitney F. - September 3, 2019
Brooke
Toyota Tundra 2008
Great truck for hauling small items! Host was a pleasure
Brooke W. - September 17, 2019
Harold
Toyota Tundra 2008
The truck worked perfect for my fishing trip. I was able to carry all my gear. No problems with the truck. Thanks
Harold L. - September 19, 2019
Gerilee
Toyota Tacoma 2019
Great truck and super clean... brand new! Owner is a pleasure to work with and was a great communicator!
Gerilee P. - September 21, 2019
Crabbypals7
Ford F-350 Super Duty 2007
This was my first experience with Turo and it was amazing. Ly was perfect and her truck kicked ass! I will definitely sent people her way and will use her again. We went 1400 miles in this truck and had no problems at all. Ly was very pleasant and easy to deal with. Thank you Ly for trusting us with your truck and giving us the freedom to do what we needed to do. It was a pleasure.
Crabbypals7 .. - September 7, 2019
Jon
Toyota Tacoma 2019
Awesome experience renting from Aimal. Would definitely do it again
Jon H. - September 9, 2019
Fiona
Toyota Tundra 2008
Very nice. On time. Flexible with returning the vehicle. We would rent again from Lucy !
Fiona B. - September 9, 2019
Bretton
Toyota Tundra 2008
Wonderful car for my move, and wonderful hosts to go with it. The truck drives beautifully, I don’t have a single complaint
Bretton C. - September 8, 2019
Aldo
Toyota Tacoma 2017
Matthew's truck was amazing and has only solidified the fact that I will be looking for one soon. Matthew was easy to communicate with and very friendly!
Aldo C. - August 27, 2019
Ryan
Ford F-350 Super Duty 2007
Ly was great. Very easy to rent with
Ryan R. - September 24, 2019
Brooke
Jeep Gladiator 2020
Great communication from Ratchai, we rented the vehicle last minute and he had it ready in less than an hour for us! We want to purchase a Jeep now too!
Brooke B. - September 22, 2019
Blake
Toyota Tundra 2018
Robert was awesome. I arrived late (11:30pm) and he met me at the airport with not questions asked and was super flexible when returning the vehicle. I left a few scorecards in the truck and he shipped them to me the next day. I highly recommend his vehicle as well as his customer service. Easiest Turo rental I have ever booked.
Blake G. - June 17, 2018
Karina
Ford F-150 2016
Working with Patrick was a breeze and the truck was excellent. Great for our moving needs. I would recommend this rental to anyone!
Karina G. - June 18, 2018
Jordan
Ford F-150 2018
Everything about the trip was great! Awesome truck at the same price as a normal boring rental car!
Jordan L. - June 24, 2018
John
Toyota Tundra 2018
Truck was awesome.. Very glad with the rental.
John R. - August 20, 2018
Trevor
Ford F-250 Super Duty 2007
I used Ly's truck for a 300 mile round trip move. Pick up/drop off was a breeze and I saved a lot compared to renting uhaul. The truck also comes with a dolly and a few moving blankets which were very helpful and uhaul charges $30 extra for those. I was held up for a few hours at work before pick up and Ly was very accommodating. I will definitely rent again!
Trevor S. - March 31, 2019
Michael
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2014
Love this truck! Pick up and drop off was right on time, truck was clean and ready to go. This was much more personal and comfortable than using a rental company and will probably the only way I rent local vehicles from now on. I’ll honestly probably only rent this truck from now on. Great experience and thanks again.
Michael M. - November 19, 2018
Rachel
Toyota Tacoma 2014
Matthew’s Tacoma was awesome! Great communication leading up to the rental, easy pickup and drop off and a really fun truck to drive!
Rachel D. - November 27, 2018
SHAWN
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2017
Ron’s truck worked out great. He was very accommodating to drop off and pick up in 2 different locations. Would definitely recommend and use again.
SHAWN W. - June 8, 2019
Andrew
Ford F-350 Super Duty 2007
Easy and convenient rental! Would use again.
Andrew K. - May 23, 2019
Mike
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2019
Mr. Ron is easy to work with. He was flexible enough to extend our time another 24 hours.
Mike B. - September 13, 2019
Bassem
Toyota Tundra 2008
Lucy was very nice and made it a quick pick up/drop off! 5 stars!
Bassem S. - September 2, 2019
Wade
Toyota Tacoma 2017
Truck is awesome. I’d definitely rent from Matthew again.
Wade W. - July 13, 2019
Michael
Ford F-350 Super Duty 2007
Ly was amazing! Her truck was exactly what I needed, tons of room and came equipped with a dolly and a few moving blankets as well. The truck was very clean, low mileage and easy to find. Super convenient, just picked up the key from the lock box and I was on my way. Ly was very nice and accommodating as I needed a couple extra hours to unload and no problem. 6 STARS!!!! I will definitely be renting from Ly again.
Michael M. - July 7, 2019
KS
Chevrolet Colorado 2018
Gary was great. Easy to communicate with and the vehicle was pristine. I would definitely do it again with Gary.
KS A. - September 29, 2019
Alexis
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2019
Ron was super nice and understanding. Brand new, clean car. Love the laminated insurance card
Alexis A. - September 21, 2019

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Mission Beach

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Laguna Beach

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