San Jose and the mecca of Silicon Valley may be known for its high-tech firms, but it’s also an urban retreat with a unique collection of wineries, restaurants, arts and culture, and diverse landscapes.
Take your San Jose car rental alternative for a spin around the city or a day trip toward the coast for breathtaking vistas and natural beauty.
Swoon over the colorful history, innovative vibes, and the outdoor potential that shines a spotlight on this booming Bay Area city.
A peculiar gem in San Jose, the Winchester Mystery House is full of mysterious hallways and misleading stairways to deter the ghosts Sarah Winchester thought were haunting her.
Head over to the flea market in your San Jose car rental alternative and prepare for a treasure hunt. Meander through the array of stalls with everything from vintage clothes, antique collectibles, and bargain trinkets.
Explore and nerd out with the hands-on installations at the Tech Museum of Innovation. A place to inspire the next generation, a visit here might just spark the next big idea to change the future.
Skip the rental car counter
With summery vibes all year round in San Jose, there’s never a bad time to skip town and explore northern California’s wine country, mountain peaks, or beach towns.
Hop in your San Jose car rental alternative and drive south to Santa Cruz for stunning boardwalk views, local shops and eateries, vintage rides, and natural rock formations.
Cruise an hour and a half north to Napa for everything California’s famous wine country has to offer. Book a few wine tours, wander around downtown, and wine and dine to your heart’s content.
Cozy and quaint, Half Moon Bay is only an hour away from San Jose and a laid-back coastal destination popular for water sports, kayaking, and surfing.
Quang was exceptional in every way. Very accommodating! I would definitely seek him out to rent from again next time I’m in the San Jose area.
Great experience renting a Tesla from James, the car was awesome and James was a very attentive customer support guy. I will use him every time I fly in to San Jose
Beautiful car. Easy access to San Jose airport. Pleasure to arrange and to drive
Hung is amazing! Super hospitable and very kind. Will definitely be booking with him on my next trip to San Jose
Matt was great! I hope to be able to use this car every time I visit San Jose.
Tony provided a perfect car and a perfect service. His delivery was prompt, his communication left nothing unanswered, and he was unfailingly polite. I was amazed at how comprehensive his pickup instructions were. I’m a Turo Power Host and even I was inspired by how professional Tony is. He is definitely a top host in San Jose. I highly recommend him. You will be very happy.
Car is absolutely beautiful and perfect for the weather and the fantastic roads in and around San Jose! Haider was awesome and very responsive!!!
Daniel was great to work with since he is based near San Jose airport. Highly recommended!
Jyoti was super easy to interface with. The car was great- no issues with battery life with overnight charge even with commuting between San Jose, Palo Alto and Oakland, we had no range anxiety. Easy pick up/drop off at airport. Would recommend to anyone coming into San Jose!
Phi went out of his way to accommodate me when my flight got rerouted from San Jose to Oakland. Car was exceptional!
Joeseph's car is fantastic. It was well maintained, clean and very fun to drive down CA Hwy 1. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a cool rental in the San Jose area.
Awesome car rental!! Smooth ride! LOTS of space inside! Good on gas!! Nice and easy contactless check in and check out process. I’m super thankful and grateful that I chose this one.
All of the above!! It was a wonderful experience- Tyler is communicative, cooperative and his car was spotless!! I enjoyed my experience so much I rented his car for my next trip to San Jose
I had the best 4 day rentals experience ever when I rented the corvette from Dave..... not only was the car a dream car but his customer service was so easy to deal with. I was also very surprised at the convenience of the pick up area; offering me a secured place to leave my car if need be.. Overall I had a great experience. Thank you Dave. I think I will rent the RANGE ROVER next time I’m in town
BMW i3 was an amazing car to drive. Absolute cool factor for sure! Easy and fun to drive, easy to park, inconvenient to charge around San Jose.Perfect for driving around San Jose during a recent wedding weekend. Jules deserves all five stars and then some. Instructions and communication were easy and super clear. Will definitely seek him out again next time I’m in the San Jose area
Great car! Everything was great! Thuc was extra helpful at pick up and was very responsive when I needed! When I am back he will be 1st in list to rent a car from! Recommend
Karthik had the car clean and ready to go as soon as I was there. It was a fantastic trip and he was fantastic to work with. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting th San Jose area.
Ahmad was wonderful to work with. Very strong communicator, responded quickly to any comments. We'lk definitely use him again the next time we're in San Jose
Will was an amazing host! His friendliness and care as a host is 5/5. The Tesla Model S is also 5/5! Thank you for everything, Will! I’ll try to rent the other Tesla when I’m in San Jose again! :)
Daniel was great to work with. He was so on top and made the experience the best! I highly recommend using any of his vehicles if you are in the San Jose area!
Car’s performance was amazing. Nick was a great host and made my first Turo rental a breeze. If you’re new to electric cars (like myself) give yourself extra time for recharging as not all superchargers in San Jose area support fast charging (150KW/hr). All in all a great experience and if you plan to try out a model 3 Nick is the man.
Kevin is a great guy - just a pleasure to deal with. The 911 gts is one of the best cars ever - exciting power delivery, amazing handling and the look is second to none I’d say. Very nice specs! Thank you Kevin!
Best Turo host I have used. Keeps all his cars in great shape for each trip. Highly recommend!
Great and convenient rental experience. Paul was very communicative. The keyless entry was also a great novel idea. The car was extremely clean, inside and out and was just as I had expected. If I ever have to rent a vehicle again in San Jose. I definitely will check first with Paul and his Prius!
Thuy was a great communicator and really easy to coordinate with! Pick up and drop off were seamless, even at San Jose airport. The car ran well and we had a great time driving it down the coast. Great all around!
My girlfriend and I came up to the Bay Area for the weekend to visit family and travel around the bay. This 7-series made the whole trip a breeze. The car had a few issues, cosmetic and mechanical, but nothing that took away from the driving experience. With it’s price being the same as an economy car at a rental agency, or even on Turo in some cases, this car made for a huge value. You can’t find effortless power, amazing tech, massaging seats, and tons of space for the money. It’s black with rustic brown interior looked great too! We stayed in the Santa Cruz mountains and the car’s sporty roots shined on the twisty roads and soaked up the miles from San Jose to SF and back. The driver assistance tech was great to use on the highways. With the location so close to the San Jose airport, it was quick and easy to Uber to the pickup/drop off location. I highly recommend this vehicle if a big body executive sedan is something you’re looking for.
Tina is absolutely hands down the best host of any car I’ve ever had or driven. She was absolutely amazing. She went above and beyond to make sure my fiancé’s birthday trip was amazing, recommended restaurants, places to go, roads to drive. I couldn’t have asked for a better Turo host. If you ever need a car in San Jose. Please go with Tina.
Julio was very nice host and accommodating. He was proactive throughout the trip. Car is super clean, good mileage, fantastic to drive. Second time on turo, worth the money and easy to find good cars.
Very nice car, perfect as a last minute rental. Host is very nice and responds fast to messages which I liked. Overall a good experience, would rent out this car again!
Jordan was great! The car was in perfect condition and a lot of fun! I would recommend to anyone to rent one of the cars Jordan has available for rent!
Great car, great host! Had a perfect experience with Jacob's 718 GTS. The car was super fun to drive and the host was very responsive and timely. I will definitely be coming back to drive this one again and rent other cars from this host as well.
Hardik and his car arw both amazing. Hardik himself is so easy to deal with, very on point with communication and understanding when you need to make changes. The car is smooth, Stylish and amazing on gas. Made it from the bay to LA On just a tank and then had some. I am now currently looking for one to have as my own. Would book with Hardik anytime.
Perfect!! Owner of car was so nice and let me extend my rental. Thank you so much!!
Randy was super professional and on time. There was no doubt that he would have the car ready at the time reserved. Which as many Turo owners know can be a great pain and hold up trips when owners are tardy. Randy was punctual and easy to communicate with. I will definitely be renting from him again and his kick ass corvette!! Thanks Randy
Gorgeous car in excellent condition. Jerry was a great host, very communicative, and clearly passionate about cool cars. Definitely would rent from him again.
Truly an amazing car! Took it to an exotic car meet, and it hold its own against Ferraris and Lamborghini , it’s a must rent car! Jordan is definitely one the best host I’ve meet on turo !
Very punctual, car was very clean and as described. Nandini's partner was very helpful in helping us install our car seat. So nice to have car dropped off at airport. San Jose needs more electric chargers though. Had a hard time finding an empty one.
Tony was great through the whole process! He communicated clearly and at a very fast response. He also was will to be flexible for this particular trip. His car was extremely clean and fun to drive and an average 59 MPG . I truly believe that his car is a great value. I would highly recommend TONY to anyone coming to San Jose. I will definitely be using him and his car again in the future.
Great car & communication . Convenient. We drove the volt 217 miles and 3.6 gallons to fill and even if you subtract out the 44 electric miles that got us past San Jose is 45 miles to the gallon hybrid mode which is OK 60 something Over all
Easy pick up and drop off at a location not too far from San Jose Airport. The car felt older, >108,000 miles and a little squeaky with bumpy roads, but everything worked and it got great gas mileage (averaged out to 36mpg). Ahmad was very easy to communicate/coordinate with.
Awesome find, so so happy! Randy was fantastic, very responsive, clear and accommodating. I rented the car to surprise my dad on his 65th birthday and it could not have been easier or better, Randy even made sure I could keep it a secret for him. The car itself is unreal, super comfortable and crazy high performance, also a sexy head turner for sure. Will definitely rent again when I get the chance. Thanks Randy!
Gary is super awesome. Great time and super fun car to drive. Made my 61st birthday very special. My best friend and I had a wonderful time. Thank you Gary. 👍
I rented his Ferrari as a spot bonus for an employee. Cemal was a gracious host and our employee loved her experience with the car.
Had a wonderful experience! Car was comfortable, completely reliable and perfect for my trip. Dac Huan is very friendly, quick with great communication and a fantastic host. Look forward to the next time!
I had an awesome experience renting Jordan's GT-R. He was friendly and professional when we first met to rent the car. The car was very clean when I received it. I had a great time driving this ultra fast car. I highly recommend renting from Jordan. Thanks for the very positive experience!
What a fun experience ! This was my first time using Turo, and everything proceeded without a glitch. Will picked me up from the airport. We did a car "check-in" at a nearby parking lot, where he walked me through all the features of the car. The car itself was spotless and a pleasure to drive ! Supercharging is included, so I didn't have to pay anything extra for the miles driven (within the allotted mileage). Just make sure to account for the time it takes to charge the car on your trip !
If you’re scrolling through the reviews trying to find a sign whether this is worth renting this is your sign ! The car is good on gas also it’s very smooth .I can guarantee you won’t regret it (:
Just as before Hardik and his car are amazing. He is very professional, amazing at communication and not to mention very helpful. He went out of his way to help me contact ans figure out how to extend the car since I was busy behind the wheel. Will rent from Hardik any time!
Vinay was super helpful when checking in to get the car. He is very flexible and understanding when it comes to any issues that might happen along the way. It was my first time driving a tesla and renting a car from turo Vinay made the whole experience a great one!
Had one of the best experiences in a long time.. Archie and Julie are great hosts and I would definitely come rent from them again!
HUAN is always such a pleasure to rent from. Pickup and drop off is a breeze, his car is ways clean and communication is exemplary. I highly recommend him.
Car is awesome! Super fun to drive, very clean, comfortable, great sound system, and it’s quite new so everything works well. Would definitely rent again and I’m considering buying the car myself!
Jacob was super professional and friendly. It was an awesome experience and an awesome car. Would happily rent from Jacob again in the future!
Amazing experience!!! Amazing host ! Very nice clean and brand new car . I would rent from Dave 7 days a week . Awesome HOST . The car was immaculate, nice windows tint and sound system also. Highly recommended!!!
Greatest rental ever! Will was easy to receive instruction from and test drive with. The Toro app was easy to use thanks to Will’s awesomeness!
Oded was excellent to work with throughout our trip and his car was a beautiful ride. We highly recommend him and look forward our next opportunity to drive his Maserati.
Renting again - car is still in great shape, enjoyable to drive with the top down and with a fabulous exhaust note. Smooth pick up and drop off with Archie, just as last time.
The host accidentally listed all-wheel drive in stead to two wheel drive. I had huge trouble using the car going to Tahoe, got stocked in storm. However The host did do his best to make up to the guest. Pretty responsible host. The car is in excellent condition. Would recommend to all guest!
Dave is an excellent host. Super flexible pickup and return. His Corvette is super clean and a beast of a car. Absolutely recommend if you get a chance to rent.
The car was in great condition, and we loved the feeling of driving the Fiat! Would rent from Thuy again.
WOW!! Truly and unforgettable experience with the gtr! Super clean! The whole experience was for flawless from booking it, to picking it up, to the drop off! Jordan is truly a great host and very down to earth! Definitely will be renting out the car again!
I had a great experience with Thuc! Very smooth pick up and drop off with the car. He checked in with me periodically to see how my trip was going. Highly recommend!
What a great car and great service . Really appreciate Jeff and Edwin for making my trip feel right . Thank you
Tran was helpful, accommodating and a pleasure to work with. The car was an absolute blast. Look forward to renting it again!
From start to finish..... Host made me feel as I was borrowing car from family or friend. Car performed wonderfully, clean inside and out. i can see car can be used for so many cool activities. I say take your next trip with this car and this host, stress free.
Bahador was an amazing host. Super responsive, flexible and his car was squeaky clean and beautiful. Would highly recommend renting from him!
Jeff rocks, car rocks, super fun! He’s accommodating and makes it all very easy. On a busy trip it was nothing but smooth sailing.
She was amazing. Had to rent a vehicle last minute when I got off the plane and she was beyond accommodating. At first only rented for the day and she allowed me to extend even further which worked out great. Will def rent from her again and recommend to anyone flying into San Jose
It was an incredible experience driving the car. I had the best experience driving such a really nice car in San Jose. I have been 4 times in the area but this car is just beyond any expectation. The car is really smooth driving it. The owner is a really nice person. He is very understanding and easy to communicate. I highly recommend this car. Five star no doubt about it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
This is one of the best taken care of cars on Turo. Drives like new and handles great. Will rent again.
Very good car! superb car! everything works with clarity, it is good to hold on to the turns, driving this car brought me only pleasure! recommend!!!
This was my first time using Turo and it was a really great experience! Jacob and his girlfriend were quick to respond to my questions, very friendly and accommodating, and made the whole process super positive. And as for the Supra, it was such a tremendously fun car to drive. The power, the handling, and the sound of it all... made for a really exhilarating experience. Highly recommend the host and this awesome car.
Loved driving Dave's Corvette over the weekend! The car has bundles of power, and is a breeze to cover long distances with. Great trunk space and removable roof make it an even more convenient and enjoyable experience. The automatic transmission is decently responsive too. Tremendous driver's car overall!
Could not have asked for a better experience. Car was everything I could have asked for. Cemal was even better. He was super flexible & was quick to respond to text messages. It is obvious Cemal is a people person and wants his clients to have a 5 star experience and he provides 5 star customer service. Not sure which was better, the vette or the service provided by Cemal. Will be booking through him again when I need a high end car.
Truly an amazing car!! Definitely a head turner anywhere you go! Car drives amazing and Randy a truly a fantastic host! Always there for anything! Can’t wait for another advantage with this amazing car!
Amazing car and host! The car lives up to its reputation: very fast, inspires a lot of confidence, and was total a blast to drive. Jordan was very fast with communications and flexible on the timing, etc. I look forward to booking this one again! :-)
I couldn’t recommend working with someone anymore than Cemal! Trust me when I say it’s worth booking a trip through him in every way as you will be working with someone who is considerate, cares about your experience, is beyond fair/reasonable, and thankfully nothing did go wrong with myself and the car, but I would know if the worst unlucky experience happened whether an accident or other, he would be a guy that again is everything you could ask for when you work together with someone. At the end of my trip when I was returning this IMMACULATE brand new Corvette Stingray that by the way got more head turns and people coming up to me at gas stations, etc. I literally told Cemal “How could anyone ever not like working with you?”. It all started from the beginning to end, and the entire time I don’t think I went more than 60 seconds ever hearing back from him via text. To say the least he is on top of EVERYTHING and runs a fine tuned machine for his car rentals which cannot be said for many others. You can count on no stress or worries here, and that is priceless in itself in my opinion. I could keep going on and on here, but I think you get the point. I almost never write reviews with anything unless I feel absolutely compelled to do so, and this is one of those rare cases where I feel the world must know about someone and hopefully it comes through here that you should stop looking at other options and just work with Cemal, period. Already want to come back and rent another!
Pack a picnic basket or your hiking gear and take your San Jose car rental alternative along Skyline Boulevard. See towering redwoods to clear ocean views, then make a pitstop at Alice’s restaurant.
Navigate the narrow twists and turns along Sierra Road, and you’ll be rewarded with the most epic views of San Jose. Plan to watch the sunset and stay to witness the sparkly city lights.
The 55-mile interstate 280 stretches from San Jose to San Francisco with tempting spots to veer off for the scenic views of the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west, and the San Francisco Bay to the east.