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San José Airport car rental deals – cheap car hire California

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San José Airport - SJC is the fifth busiest airport of California and the main gateway to the Silicon Valley, an area in the southern part of San Francisco Bay. The birthplace of some of the world’s greatest technologies, Silicon Valley offers favourable conditions for inventors and entrepreneurs, attracting both acclaimed high-tech companies and the start-ups. Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, Amazon, Twitter and Tesla Motors are just some of the companies headquartered in Silicon Valley.

Nissan Maxima premium rental
Nissan Maxima, often cheap to rent from San Jose Airport

The official name of the airport, Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport honours Norman Mineta, a San Jose’s mayor and the member of George W. Bush cabinet.

San Jose Airport rental car center
SJC Airport has two operational terminals: TA and the more recent TB. See map of SJC terminals. San Jose Airport rental car facility is located directly across the Terminal B and can be accessed on foot via dedicated crosswalks. Passengers at Terminal A may reach the car rental center by shuttle bus.

The following car rental companies are present in SJC car hire facility: Alamo, Avis Rent a Car, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Firefly, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless, Sixt, Thrifty and Zipcar.

Off-airport car hire is also possible from Flight Car.

Cheap car rentals San José Airport - book online through Cartrawler US
The best rates on San Jose Airport are usually available by online bookings, for example, through internet search engines of car hire, such as Cartrawler. Partnering with a large number of San Jose Airport car rental companies (on- and off-site), Cartrawler facilitates a thorough comparison of the available deals. After the most competitive offers has been chosen, Cartrawler guides its users through a simple and safe booking process.

Rental cars booked through Cartrawler are often better priced than the same cars available directly at the counter and the choice of make and models should satisfy every budgets, tastes and needs.

The rates for the cheapest rental cars to rent at San Jose Airport usually start from about £100 for one week in economy class (Chevrolet Aveo, Kia Rio, Hyundai Accent, or similar). The usually fairly small difference in price, however, justifies opting for a larger, better equipped and more comfortable vehicles.

Please note that frequently very good deals can be found in the premium class rental at San Jose Airport. A one week rental of a Nissan Maxima, or a similar vehicle for approx. £180 is a real bargain.

UK flights to San Jose
British Airways route from London-Heathrow to San Jose, scheduled to start operating in Spring 2016 is, at this point, the only direct connection from Europe to San Jose in the Silicon Valley.

Silicon Valley airport – tech art at San Jose Airport
San José Airport is known for its technology-inspired art which reflects the character of the Silicon Valley. One of the most iconic examples of the SJC art is the mural the mural on the façade of the San Jose parking garage and car rental facility, entitled “Hands”. The mural depicts dozens of outstretched hands of the actual passengers of the airport, waving hello and goodbye.

In line with the tech spirit, ever present in the Silicon Valley, the airport (and especially, the newer Terminal B) presents many modern solutions, designed to make the travellers experience as comfortable as possible. Amongst them are:  free Wi-Fi, abundant power sockets and seats with USB ports for charging mobile devices.

Silicon Valley via San Francisco Airport
San Francisco Airport, is the main competitor  for San Jose Airport when access to Silicon Valley is concerned. Although geographically slightly more distant (approximately 22 miles from SFO Airport to Palo Alto against 15 km from SJC Airport) San Francisco Airport offers considerably more route options, including a selection of flights from Europe.

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San José Airport car rental deals – cheap car hire California
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Published: Wednesday, September 30 2015
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