California rental cars can be expensive; that is, unless you rent from Payless. Our SJC car rental counter at Mineta San Jose International Airport is located right by Terminal B, and is a quick courtesy shuttle ride from Terminal A. Our diverse fleet of discount rental cars and signature low prices ensure that visitors to San Jose looking to rent anything from a cozy compact to a roomy SUV will find a high-quality car for low-cheap rate.
Things to Do in San Jose, CA
San Jose and the surrounding area offer a wide range of family attractions and activities for all ages. Kids love the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, where they can interact with all kinds of animals. If it gets too hot, cool down at Raging Waters, one of the largest water parks in California. No trip to the Golden State would be complete without taking a leisurely drive through California's world-famous wine country; local wineries offer daily tours or you can just admire the vineyards from the comfort of your rental car.
Those with a penchant for the arts may prefer the neighboring San Jose Museum of Art with its contemporary collection, which includes West Coast artists along with national and international pieces. Continue your art immersion by visiting the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles the first such museum in the US.
One place in downtown San Jose that you won't want to miss is the City Hall, with its landmark free-standing glass rotunda. Pick up a self-guided tour or join the docent-led tour which takes place every Tuesday at noon.
Just across the SR-87, the Guadalupe River Trail is a great resource for getting outside and stretching your legs in the generally sunny climate. The River Park is also home to a very unusual attraction - the world's largest outdoor Monopoly board. It is fun to visit and makes a great photo opportunity!
California isn't always a budget-friendly place to visit. Save money on your trip to the Left Coast by renting your car from the Payless Car Rental counter at SJC. For great deals on discount wheels, nobody beats Payless.
You’ll love exploring the city of San Jose when you come to the visit the South Bay area. With both beaches and mountains nearby, San Jose offers endless entertainment for everyone! We have amazing weather year round and San Francisco is just a short drive away. Choose Payless for your San Jose Airport car rental and get exploring!
Where is Payless Car Rental at SJC?
Terminal A: Exit the baggage claim area to find the common rental car shuttle outside the terminal. The shuttle typically arrives every 10 minutes.
Terminal B: Walk outside and take the crosswalk to the rental car facility across the street. Once you are there, enter the doors and turn right to find the Payless rental counter.
Rental Car Return
To return your rental car, simply drive to the airport and follow signs to the rental car return. Payless rental car return and pickup are located at 1659 Airport Blvd, Ste 12, San Jose, CA 95110. Once you’ve dropped off your car, you can take the courtesy shuttle to your terminal.
Cheap Car Rental Options
Planning on hiking Mission Peak? An SUV can get you around San Jose when you plan to drive on rugged terrain. Or do you plan on visiting museums like the Children’s Discovery Museum? A minivan might be a better choice. Here are a variety of vehicles Payless has to offer at our SJC car rental destination:
Crossover, intermediate, standard, and full-size SUVs
Minivans and 12- or 15-passenger vans
Top Destinations Near San Jose Airport
There’s no place like San Jose when you’re looking for activities to entertain you. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose is home to incredible innovative businesses, cutting-edge restaurants, and gorgeous outdoor scenery. See what the San Jose lifestyle is all about by picking up your Payless rental car today and checking out these sights:
Hakone Estate and Gardens is a traditional Japanese garden that is the perfect setting for an afternoon picnic and stroll.
If you have kids with you, Happy Hollow Park & Zoo is a must-see. This amusement park and zoo are specially targeted towards families, with a variety of ride intensity.
Winchester Mystery House is perhaps one of the most eccentric things you’ll ever see on vacation. This sprawling, oddly designed mansion is believed to be haunted and is full of spooky details.
About This Location
TERMINAL A Exit the baggage claim area and take the common rental car shuttle to the rental car facility. The shuttle runs continuously every 5-10 minutes. Enter the facility and turn to the right. Payless is on the south side of the lobby.
TERMINAL B Exit the baggage claim area and use the crosswalk to cross the street to the rental car facility. Enter the facility and turn to the right. Payless is on the south side of the lobby.