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San Francisco car rental information

Pick-up location San Francisco
Car types 4x4, Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, People mover, Premium, Standard, Van
Rental locations 81
Airport locations 22
Popular agencies Alamo, Dollar, Hertz, Airport Van, National

Cheap car rentals in San Francisco

Economy $56/day
Compact $65/day
Intermediate $46/day
Standard $57/day
Full-size $66/day
4x4 $70/day
People mover $79/day
Mini $83/day
Premium $76/day
Van $283/day
Luxury $94/day
Convertible $75/day
Commercial $59/day
Box truck $479/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in San Francisco nucar
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in San Francisco alamo
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in San Francisco supercheap
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in San Francisco dollar
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in San Francisco alamo
5 Adults, 3 Bags 4x4 car in San Francisco nucar
5 Adults, 5 Bags People mover car in San Francisco nucar
2 Adults, 2 Bags Mini car in San Francisco national
5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in San Francisco alamo
5 Adults, 5 Bags Van car in San Francisco loopvan
5 Adults, 5 Bags Luxury car in San Francisco dollar
5 Adults, 3 Bags Convertible car in San Francisco nucar
5 Adults, 5 Bags Commercial car in San Francisco dollar
5 Adults, 5 Bags Box truck car in San Francisco loopvan
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San Francisco car hire reviews and directory

From $62/day
Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular
8.5 Excellent (383 reviews)
5 locations in San Francisco
Alamo
Locations in San Francisco
340 Ofarrell St
+1 888 826 6893
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00
350 Beach St
+1 888 826 6893
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 13:00
Sunday07:00 - 13:00
687 Folsom St
+1 415 882 9440
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00
750 Bush St
+1 888 826 6893
Monday07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday07:00 - 16:00
Thursday07:00 - 16:00
Friday07:00 - 16:00
Saturday07:00 - 16:00
Sunday07:00 - 16:00
780 North Mcdonnell Rd
+1 844 370 8302
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 8.4
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
19 May 2017
Pros: Very friendly service, very quick responses to questions via email, excellent manager! Great follow up. Very easy!
8.8 Excellent
17 Jul 2016
Pros: Convenience and car quality was very good.
Cons: The staff in San Francisco added services that I declined and made me sign the document without being able to review the details of the contract.
9.6 Excellent
11 Sep 2016
Pros: Really good service. People very friendly at pick up. Well organized at LAX and the bus driver was helpful. Price was incredible.
4.4 Okay
1 Oct 2016
Cheaper than average cars, terrible drop-off
Pros: It was cheaper than other companies
Cons: Drop-off is 8-4 at the 687 Folsom location. On Saturday it's 8-1. Is there off-hours drop-off? No. when I was dropping off the keys, I was made to wait even longer outside just to hand keys to an email employee who was late opening up that morning.
10.0 Excellent
25 Oct 2016
Pros: Thanks Wakeen at the San Francisco Folsom Road location. The car was prefect for our trip!
10.0 Excellent
16 Nov 2016
Best Road Trip Ever!!
Pros: Free upgrade to Ford Expedition XL since they didn't have our truck waiting for us. Super nice staff. Thanks Alamo!
10.0 Excellent
2 Dec 2016
Best Car Rental Experience I've Ever Had!
Pros: Mel (this location's manager) was really accommodating and really took the time and care to make sure I had a great experience. The car was great and the service was great. This was the best experience I've ever had renting a car. This Alamo location is highly recommended.
8.0 Excellent
27 Jan 2017
Ford Expedition
Pros: nice car, lots of room, fast
Cons: Windshield washer fluid was getting frozen solid on transit from SFO to DEN. Granted it was cold, 8 degrees outside in the mountains, but still, isn't that what using quality fluid in the car is about. Somehow I felt that Ford should have this very basic safety feature of the car figured out by now. Scary on the drive since both front and rear wind shields were getting blocked from debris being kicked up by the trucks and other cars.
10.0 Excellent
14 Mar 2017
All good at Alamo
Pros: Friendly, helpful people; inexpensive rental, convenient, central location.
Cons: The 1/2 tank of gas that the car came with didn't get me as far as I thought it would! Refuel sooner rather than later, especially if you're gong down the coast or somewhere less populated or with few gas stations!
10.0 Excellent
14 Mar 2017
Pros: pick up and drop off went very smoothly! rental car was great!
Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.3 Excellent (330 reviews)
11 locations in San Francisco
Enterprise
Locations in San Francisco
1600 Mission St
+1 415 522 5900
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday07:30 - 13:00
Sunday07:30 - 13:00
2 Embarcadero Center
+1 415 362 2003
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
233 Ellis St
+1 415 837 1700
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00
312 8th St
+1 415 703 9000
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
33 Cambon Dr
+1 415 337 9000
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
350 Beach St
+1 415 474 9600
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 13:00
Sunday07:00 - 13:00
4250 Geary Blvd
+1 415 750 2500
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
45 Charter Oak Ave
+1 415 330 0270
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:30 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
550 Turk St
+1 415 447 0520
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00
727 Folsom St.
+1 415 546 6777
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
780 North Mcdonnell Rd
+1 833 635 0431
Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.5
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
30 Aug 2016
Lived up to my expectations.
Pros: The staff was very professional and one on time. There wasn't a huge line unlike other car rental business. They had inventory and a large variety.
Cons: My only suggestion for this specific location, would be to have an overnight drop off. We only needed the car for the day to explore the bay area. Our hotel was in Union Square next to Enterprise and overnight parking is expensive. Our hotel charged $50/night. We didn't need the car the following day and would have prefer to return it back to Enterprise. This suggestion/concern only comes because in past trips we were able to do overnight drop off at other car rental businesses including Enterprise.
6.0 Good
4 May 2017
Dirty vehicle
Cons: Half tank of gas only at pick up. Car was reasonably clean on outside. Spare tire was mudcrusted, some mud splatter in trunk and completely mud crusted engine (saw that when I had to fill window washer fluid and during ongoing oil level checks). "Oil service required" annunciator came on barely out of pick up location.
10.0 Excellent
11 Aug 2017
Friendly staff, quick service
Pros: Our rental agent got us in and out within five minutes. She let us choose our car from their lot, and when our children picked a car that was several steps up from the one we'd reserved (a Jeep Patriot vs. a Hyundai Elantra), she gave us a free upgrade ok the spot. I'd estimate that upgrade prevented at least three dozen arguments over the next 11 days and 1,400 miles!
10.0 Excellent
18 Jul 2019
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff at pick up, and very easy drop-off where we just parked the car and delivered the keys in a box. Super easy! The car was also great - way above expectations!
10.0 Excellent
26 Jul 2016
Pros: These guys have it down. Very easy experience.
6.4 Good
8 Aug 2016
After nightmare pickup, smooth sailing
Pros: Car was new and had a precious sub port for music, making our roadtrip smooth sailing.
Cons: Pickup took an hour in the SF Union st location. They had the cars and were nice people, but seemed understaffed - way behind on turning them around. Even on a relatively calm Monday, the people in front of us stacked up 5 groups deep. We would have appreciated a more clean car, but we're so happy to finally be called up that we took it right away, sticky doors and dirty Windows and all!
9.2 Excellent
11 Sep 2016
Bad to Good outcome
Pros: Our car was brand new. The one day rate was very competitive.
Cons: At pick up, a car was not available so we were directed to try other agencies?! After trying around no other cars were available so we thought we were going to uber around. We went back to enterprise to see if they could get us a car at another location. Amazingly a car just arrived that we were able to take. A very nice agent helped us by the name Katie. She apologetically got us set up quickly and we had a brand new SUV which was an upgrade from our original rental. They also waived an after hours early return fee. What was going to be a bad situation turn red out to be agreat outcome. A big thank you to Katie!:)
2.8 Mediocre
13 Sep 2016
Was given the wrong vehicle
Pros: Nothing
Cons: I tried to call Kayak to complain the morning I picked up the car - I booked a convertible, went to pick it up and on arrival was told there had no cars at all left. They eventually found me a sedan and said I could t have a convertible. I was offered no refund and did not get a convertible. Enterprise rental told me I have to sort it out with Kayak, but their offices were closed on Sunday so I was forced to take the wrong car at risk of not getting a refund and having no car. Also the tank was completely empty as they said they didn't have time to prepare the car.
10.0 Excellent
23 Sep 2016
Best car hire experience in America
Pros: Staff were fantastic and quality of car top notch
Cons: Nothing - all positive
10.0 Excellent
7 Dec 2016
Excellent customer service!
Pros: Smooth pick-up and drop-off. Courtesy and attentive.
Rated no. 3
Budget
7.3 Good (129 reviews)
6 locations in San Francisco
Budget
Locations in San Francisco
333 O Farrell Street
+1 628 895 0436
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday08:00 - 15:00
5 Embarcadero Center
+1 415 433 3717
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00
500 Beach Street, Suite 120
+1 415 292 3683
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00
675 Post Street
+1 415 674 1917
Monday06:00 - 18:00
Tuesday06:00 - 18:00
Wednesday06:00 - 18:00
Thursday06:00 - 18:00
Friday06:00 - 18:30
Saturday06:00 - 18:30
Sunday06:00 - 18:30
780 Mcdonnell Road
+1 650 877 0998
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
821 Howard Street
+1 415 957 9998
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00
  • 7.0
  • 8.0
  • 7.8
  • 6.8
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent
20 Aug 2016
Easy pickup
Pros: Car was ok
8.0 Excellent
17 Nov 2016
Pros: Good efficient pick up and drop off
Cons: I didn't like the car - a Nissan and it had the remains from sticky tape attached to it in various places
10.0 Excellent
17 Feb 2017
Pros: Everything was very good
8.0 Excellent
10 Jul 2017
Pros: Easy, efficient process and great location at the airport.
6.0 Good
1 Aug 2017
Pros: The car itself was great; good gas mileage, clean, easy to drive. And the return of the car was quick and efficient.
Cons: The cost that was advertised on Kayak was WAY lower than what the final cost ended up being. We're talking by more than $100. When you're working within a tight budget just know that additional fees will be added on so if you calculate in gas it may be much more than what you're expecting. Plus the Budget I went to would not take debit cards so be prepared to have a credit card on you just in case.
10.0 Excellent
8 Aug 2017
Pros: Drop back process in LAX was very efficient Great to get the car with a full tank
Cons: Impossible to contact by phone when we had a question
7.2 Good
18 Sep 2017
Pros: Car itself was great and well kept
Cons: Pickup line was over 1hr for those with reservations. Rep would not take no for answer on upselling, to the point of being annoying and difficult. After saying no to each up sell four times, stop! Another four asks is just wasting time.
10.0 Excellent
3 Nov 2017
Easy all the way
Pros: My Budget rental experience at SFO was great. The staff were friendly, pick-up was fast and easy, the car was super clean, return was fast and easy. All the information about my advance reservation was accurate. Thanks Budget!
2.0 Mediocre
21 Jan 2019
Cons: I had a pick up time 12pm landed 10am so get some rest and coffee, came 12pm to pick up the car no buddy in office. I make phone call and lady check my booking number and told me sorry you have to hire from other company because no buddy is available in office. Very disappointing rented from Hertz
10.0 Excellent
17 Oct 2015
Pros: The Nissan Altima was very comfortable, easy to drive and responsive. The trunk was spacious. Great gas mileage.
From $64/day
Rated no. 4
Thrifty
7.0 Good (300 reviews)
2 locations in San Francisco
Thrifty
Locations in San Francisco
364 O'farrell Street
+1 415 788 8111
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00
780 Mcdonnell Rd
+1 877 283 0898
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 6.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 6.5
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
14 Aug 2017
Was not able to rent car
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Customer experience was awful. Arrived at pick up location to discover office closed. Sign in window directed customers to go to Dollar Rental next door. There were 50 people waiting. A notice posted saying that pickups may be 2-3 hours delayed. Waited in line for 30 min. When I got to the desk they told me I couldn't rent car with my debit Visa bank card. I was livid. Nothing they could do. I had people depending on me. Accommodations to make on time. This policy needs to be made more obvious when reserving the car. No fine print or parentheticals. Make it truly obvious. What a waste of time. No help at all. Stranded.
8.0 Excellent
28 Aug 2018
Pros: Everything
9.6 Excellent
18 Nov 2015
Very easy experience
Pros: When picking up, the worker was very helpful, especially with info about the tolls.
4.8 Okay
16 Feb 2016
1.5 Hour wait for car I reserved 1 week in advance
Pros: I was upgraded to a convertible for free.
Cons: I had to wait 1.5 hours for my car. There were about 20 people in line and 1 staff member. I would pay more to avoid this experience.
2.0 Mediocre
3 Oct 2016
Never got the car
Pros: Nothing
Cons: I was not able to get the car and still lost the insurance money on my account. When we arrived at the counter they would not let us take the car. I will never use this service again!!
9.6 Excellent
3 Nov 2016
Easy, fast, and convenient
Pros: Good downtown location. Fast, friendly, and a nice clean car. Great deal too.
8.8 Excellent
13 Nov 2016
Pros: Great price, nice car, easy pick up
Cons: Toll tag is $12/day to use not including the cost of the toll. Nice convenience feature but didn't use due to the excessive cost.
10.0 Excellent
5 Dec 2016
Pros: Love the Mazda that I rented
10.0 Excellent
2 Jan 2017
Great service
Pros: Friendly service and no waiting, what a dream!
10.0 Excellent
13 Feb 2017
Pros: Nice customer service
From $68/day
Rated no. 5
Dollar
6.9 Good (260 reviews)
3 locations in San Francisco
Dollar
Locations in San Francisco
2500 Mason Street
+1 866 434 2226
Monday07:30 - 15:00
Tuesday07:30 - 15:00
Wednesday07:30 - 15:00
Thursday07:30 - 15:00
Friday07:30 - 15:00
Saturday07:30 - 15:00
Sunday07:30 - 15:00
364 O Farrell St
+1 415 771 5302
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00
780 Mcdonnell Rd
+1 866 434 2226
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 6.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 6.3
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent
25 Feb 2016
Great deal
Pros: Good service from Mo . . . thanks for the upgrade.
6.0 Good
24 Sep 2019
Pros: Staff was very friendly, although they told us they had no cars to rent and that they would do their best. We waited over an hour and a half to get the rental car. We went downstairs to pick it up and their garage was full of cars. It did not make any sense.
Cons: Wait time was way too long and free water and coffee would be a nice touch considering we waited over an hour for our car. Pick up time was 8:30 and we did not get in our car until 9:45ish.
7.2 Good
11 Oct 2015
Pros: Nice car...got the job done for a day rental.
Cons: Extremely long line at pick-up. Waiting over a half hour to even get to the counter. Only 2 people were working the desk at the time of pick-up in the morning.
2.0 Mediocre
25 Oct 2015
Kayak & Dollar systems not in sync
Cons: We reserved a rental through Kayak and received a confirmation email and everything -- BUT when we arrived at the Dollar car rental they had no record of our reservation. To add insult to injury they had NO cars left. This was a very busy time in San Fransisco - none of the other rental places had any cars either. Very not cool.
7.2 Good
25 Oct 2015
Pros: They quickly found my reservation and the pick-up process overall was quick and efficient. I was able to rent a GPS on the spot, which was very useful. Drop-off was also quick and easy, which was great since I dropped the car off at the airport and needed to quickly get to my gate.
Cons: During pickup, no one went to the car with me to identify any dents, scratches, etc., or to answer any questions I had about how to operate the car. I was only given the keys and told where the car was. Overall, this would not cause me not to rent from Dollar in the future, but it is an area that could use improvement on the company's part.
3.6 Mediocre
9 Nov 2015
bait and switch
Cons: I was charged almost double what was quoted for the rental and the lines were very long at the airport. The location was not very clear either since there are other locations nearby
2.0 Mediocre
22 Nov 2015
Poor service
Pros: Nothing
Cons: We booked online, minor issue with pick-up location. It took 3 staff to figure out how to find our booking. I got asked 5 times if my booking was with Dollar despite me showing the booking email on my ipad. I then got asked 3 times if my surname was dollar. When i explained I wanted to shift the pick-up or re-book to the airport, they said they couldn't do it and I had to go, sit down and book it online on my ipad and then come to the desk and they could give me the car...but could not do that for me?!?! Then there was the mysterious 30% tax that only dollar were charging, no other car company charged. We went to another company, were charged less and service was amazing. Will NOT be recommending this company to anyone!
6.0 Good
3 Jan 2016
Either Dollar or Kayak made a mistake -- I'm not s
Cons: I selected San Francisco, Non-airport, Full-Size or Standard only. Dollar displayed the lowest rate and I booked, thinking I would get something like a Toyota Corolla. When I arrived, they stuck me with the much smaller Nissan Sentra, and that was only because they didn't have something even smaller. Although I'm not sure whether the fault lies with Dollar or Kayak, I think it's your responsibility to make sure things like this don't happen to your repeat customers. One more unrelated item -- don't you think you should provide a better explanation of the bundled Allianz insurance coverage? Every car rental agency offers similar insurance at the counter, and undoubtedly, a lot of your customers are purchasing redundant coverage.
8.0 Excellent
18 Jan 2016
Pros: Reasonable price. Great location.
Cons: Took awhile to check out, and was initially charged higher than was quoted.
6.0 Good
19 Jan 2016
"Premium Car"
Pros: That the car did not brake down.
Cons: That a Toyota RAV4 is considered a premium car. Really??
Rated no. 6
Hertz
6.2 Good (146 reviews)
10 locations in San Francisco
Hertz
Locations in San Francisco
1398 Bryant St
+1 415 934 0529
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
325 Mason Street
+1 415 771 2200
Monday06:00 - 18:00
Tuesday06:00 - 18:00
Wednesday06:00 - 18:00
Thursday06:00 - 18:00
Friday06:00 - 18:00
Saturday06:00 - 18:00
Sunday06:00 - 18:00
335 Powell St
+1 415 362 2780
Monday07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday07:00 - 15:00
Thursday07:00 - 15:00
Friday07:00 - 15:00
Saturday07:00 - 15:00
Sunday07:00 - 15:00
3911 Alemany Blvd Suite 1003
+1 650 994 1192
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
Sunday
3928 Geary Blvd.
+1 415 387 0136
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
500 Beach St #121
+1 415 674 8330
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
780 Mcdonnell Road
+1 650 624 6600
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
780 Mission Street
+1 415 957 9425
Monday07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday07:00 - 15:00
Thursday07:00 - 15:00
Friday07:00 - 15:00
Saturday07:00 - 15:00
Sunday07:00 - 15:00
840 Ellis Street
+1 415 923 1119
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
950 Mason St
+1 415 398 3944
Monday07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday07:00 - 15:00
Thursday07:00 - 15:00
Friday07:00 - 15:00
Saturday07:00 - 15:00
Sunday07:00 - 15:00
  • 5.9
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
  • 5.4
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
19 Sep 2016
easy pick-up --- easy drop-off
Pros: we were staying in the city, and wanted a car for one-day to drive north into Marin and Sonoma counties... walked one block to pick up the car at the Hertz desk inside a lovely hotel. Returned the car to the valet parking attendant upon our evening return to the city... cannot be better... MDC
2.0 Mediocre
11 Dec 2016
Store closed at time of pick up
Pros: The store closed when I was supposed to pick up and did not post or inform myself or you that in order to pick up on Saturday at 3 PM in actuality it was a 230 pick up not a 3 PM pick up.
Cons: The store closed when I was supposed to pick up and did not post or inform myself or you that in order to pick up on Saturday at 3 PM in actuality it was a 230 pick up not a 3 PM pick up. Hertz made another reservation in which I had to go all the way to the airport and was double the price I was originally anticipating. Other than making the arrangements to pick up a car at the airport they were unwilling to match the price I was quoted. Pick up the car and return it was a cumbersome process.
2.0 Mediocre
22 Dec 2016
No car available after reservation made
Cons: I booked a car through kayak and when we went to the counter, there was no car available, even though I made a reservation. They shouldn't allow you to book a reservation if a car is not available.
9.6 Excellent
19 Feb 2017
Pros: Convenient and quick
5.6 Okay
3 Apr 2017
Cons: This Hertz location is in a hotel and is not clearly marked. Impossible to find. It's basically not a full Hertz location. Employees didn't cover a bunch of basics. Bag of trash left in the car . Got charged more than anticipated, which obviously the employees didn't cover.
8.0 Excellent
11 Apr 2018
Easy car rental experience
Pros: Location is great, easy for pick up and drop off. Staff are professional and courteous
Cons: The $12 drop off fee should have been clearly stated by kayak at the beginning of the rental with kayak
5.2 Okay
25 Apr 2018
Hidden fees
Pros: Car was fine
Cons: Had a delivery fee which we couldnt understand or google on top of kayak's price (not an incidental fee). Hertz location was hard to find on second floor of the hotel without any included directions.
2.0 Mediocre
27 Aug 2018
Not Open at Time of Reservation
Pros: I picked this location because it was close to my apartment.
Cons: I made a reservation to pick up a car at 3pm on Friday to go to a funeral. I arrived at 3:15 only to discover they closed at 3pm. I had no advance indicatiaon that closed at the time I selected and was stuck waiting another 3 hours to find a new car and paid $100 more to get one last minute.
9.6 Excellent
11 Oct 2018
Pros: The car was great and felt great to drive.
Cons: The pick-up location is inside the hotel and it wasn't obvious where the desk is located. The hotel had some signs but not many and not very obvious.
10.0 Excellent
29 Oct 2018
Kia Rio
Pros: Great car, 40+ mpg. Easy and pleasant rental from downtown San Francisco. Much better than airport experience.
Rated no. 7
Fox
5.3 Okay (673 reviews)
1 location in San Francisco
Fox
Locations in San Francisco
780 N Mcdonnell Road
+1 415 917 2713
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 4.9
  • 5.9
  • 5.9
  • 4.4
  • 5.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
13 Oct 2015
great!
Pros: we've got a great car, clean and comfortable! great service, thx.
Cons: dont use GPS, we got lost few time. Use Waze :)
6.8 Good
29 Oct 2015
Long waiting line
Pros: Price
Cons: Long waiting line. Operations can further improve.
5.6 Okay
10 Nov 2015
Pros: Price
Cons: Car was filthy inside
7.2 Good
15 Dec 2015
Pros: Worked fine. Easy to access by air train.
Cons: There was a huge line to the Fox counter and no to line to any other rental company.
5.2 Okay
22 Dec 2015
Cons: Inside of car was dirty.
10.0 Excellent
2 Feb 2016
Pros: Very courteous and helpful. Car was worth the value. And it was easy to use their service.
6.0 Good
23 Feb 2016
Poor Car Quality
Pros: I liked the price. Employees were friendly.
Cons: Finding the counter was difficult and then once we Received the car it needed an alignment and it had a foul smell in it when you hit the gas.
5.6 Okay
24 Mar 2016
Long lines. Pushy service.
Pros: Beautiful new car
Cons: The whole set up at SFO is quite tedious. My salesman really pushed an upgrade when I didn't want one for the price. My "cheap" rental ended up being super expensive.
6.4 Good
5 Apr 2016
Pros: The car was new and clean and had a full tank of gas.
Cons: They kept trying to add all sorts of fee's and insisting on extra's and adding them without asking. The total came out to 4x what ways originally agreed to. Then when I complained and said I wasn't paying that price she couldn't figure out how to remove every thing she added. I spent over 2 hours trying to get it all sorted and another hour waiting for the car. It was 2am by the time I got out of there.
6.8 Good
27 Apr 2016
Cons: pick up was very slow. more than an hour in line
Rated no. 8
Avis
7.2 Good (39 reviews)
6 locations in San Francisco
Avis
Locations in San Francisco
333 OFarrell Street
+1 415 292 4045
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday08:00 - 15:00
5 Embarcadero Center
+1 415 395 4758
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00
500 Beach Street, Ste 120
+1 415 441 4141
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00
675 Post Street
+1 415 929 2555
Monday06:00 - 18:00
Tuesday06:00 - 18:00
Wednesday06:00 - 18:00
Thursday06:00 - 18:00
Friday06:00 - 18:30
Saturday06:00 - 18:30
Sunday06:00 - 18:30
780 McDonnell Road
+1 650 877 6780
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
821 Howard Street
+1 415 227 4227
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00
  • 7.1
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent
12 Mar 2018
Pros: Speed
Cons: Insurance offered via Kayak not clear as not being from Avis
6.4 Good
16 May 2018
Pros: Car was fine. Service was fine.
Cons: Some confusion on pick-up about length of rental and extra paperwork involved. However, main complaint was that the rental cost approx. $60 more than original quote.
4.8 Okay
26 Oct 2015
Pros: Easy drop-off.
Cons: The person who received the car did not pay any attention to the comments and complaints I had about the car we were just returning. Customer service fail.
4.8 Okay
22 Jul 2016
Was expecting better.
Pros: Once we actually got the car all went fairly well save how uncomfortable the Nissan Juk was after only an hour driving.
Cons: Only ONE agent at rhe desk when a number of flights arrived. She had issues with the one rental customer she was serving which led to an immediate backup from everyone arriving. Saw 4 other agents wandering around for at least 15 minutes before 2 finally bellied up to the desk to help the people in line. We were 3rd in line and it STILL took an hour after lining up before we finally got to the agent at the desk. For a LARGE International airport location that is just Not acceptable. After that it went fairly quick because we had reservations. The Nissan Juk is by far the most uncomfortable car we've ever rented. On a short haul with mountain roads it might be a fun car to drive but on freeway it's a hard ride.
8.8 Excellent
16 Aug 2016
Retnal in San Fran
Cons: the tire air pressure light came on saying my pressure was low. this got me a little flustered. I went to gas station and had someone put air in all tires for me. I did not want to get a flat on way to airport.
9.6 Excellent
17 Oct 2016
My rental
Pros: Very easy and convenient at both airport locations
7.6 Good
17 Oct 2016
Long Lines to Pick Up
Pros: the ability to just drop off with no hassle
Cons: The long lines to pick up the truck and not many workers supporting it
10.0 Excellent
26 Dec 2016
Upgraded
Pros: We were upgraded to a Mazda CX-5 SUV. It was great for this trip.
7.6 Good
9 Jan 2017
Would've been perfect if the quoted price was the
Pros: The Grand Caravan was nice to drive and helped us haul our numerous and heavy luggage. It would've been a nightmare for us if we were to ride a bus or Amtrak with all of them.
Cons: "Optional costs" that seem mandatory because the person just tells you to agree otherwise you wouldn't get the rental. It cost me almost twice what Kayak quoted.
7.6 Good
19 Feb 2017
I called ahead to explain the dam had burst, but..
Pros: The car itself, a 2016 4Runner- was superb. Powerful, Bluetooth, 4x4... All excellent.
Rated no. 9
National
7.6 Good (14 reviews)
6 locations in San Francisco
National
Locations in San Francisco
2 Embarcadero Center
+1 415 362 2003
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
340 Ofarrell St
+1 888 826 6890
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00
350 Beach St
+1 888 826 6890
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 13:00
Sunday07:00 - 13:00
687 Folsom St
+1 415 882 9440
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00
750 Bush St
+1 888 826 6890
Monday07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday07:00 - 16:00
Thursday07:00 - 16:00
Friday07:00 - 16:00
Saturday07:00 - 16:00
Sunday07:00 - 16:00
780 North Mcdonnell Rd
+1 844 370 8301
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent
14 Sep 2018
Pros: The car at pickup had almost empty gas but on request, the agent filled it up.
Cons: National should provide pick up service within a few miles.
10.0 Excellent
19 Nov 2018
Best experience.
Pros: Loved every minute of it. Will be back again.
2.0 Mediocre
9 May 2017
Watch your location
Cons: It's my own fault for not investigating closer, but I was under the impression that my San Francisco rental would be picked up at the airport. When I arrived at said airport with my husband, two kids, 4 suitcases, 4 backpacks, and 2 car seats, I was informed by a rude National employee that my rental was to be picked up at the train station, which was at least 30 minutes away, and she could do nothing to help me. I ended up renting a car from Alamo by calling and reserving a car on the spot. I am unlikely to use Kayak again.
10.0 Excellent
8 Jul 2016
Easy, Freindly Drop Off!
Pros: The National staff at SJC was very friendly and made the checkout process a breeze. She even asked how my trip down from OR was and if I enjoyed the scenery there!
9.6 Excellent
8 Oct 2016
Cons: We found a chocolate chip cookie on the floor in the front seat and a candy bar wrapper left in the console.
6.8 Good
17 Jul 2017
Would have been perfect if not for the child seats
Pros: Everything but the child seats
Cons: Car seats were really bad value for $13/day per piece (we needed 2). They were the cheapest possible seats, it would have been cheaper to just buy them. There was no good solution for a 42lb kid - too young for a booster seat, too big for the car seat. We had to shoehorn her into the available seat. Pickup of the car was good, but the person in charge of car seats was rude and seemed annoyed by my request to see available seats.
8.0 Excellent
9 Apr 2016
Cons: So absurd to have to give a printed voucher to national when they have the reservation in their it system And they don't want to print it for you Ladies at the pick up asked for it but the guy at the return was more flexible
10.0 Excellent
18 May 2016
Great car, great service
Pros: Great car, great service
Cons: Nothing
5.6 Okay
5 Feb 2016
Don't buy insurance through kayak
Cons: I bought the insurance through kayak when I requested the rental car and then at pick up the national person tried to get me to buy more insurance because the insurance I got wasn't valid. Everyone tries to rip you off.
10.0 Excellent
29 Feb 2016
Great experience
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
Rated no. 10
Ace
ace
5.9 Okay (14 reviews)
1 location in San Francisco
Ace
Locations in San Francisco
450 Sutter Street
+1 415 906 6262
Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday07:00 - 20:00
Sunday07:00 - 20:00
  • 5.7
  • 6.6
  • 6.1
  • 5.1
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
7.2 Good
23 Jul 2019
Cons: No push to get options I do not want
10.0 Excellent
31 Oct 2019
Pros: Pickup and drop-off were easy and quick. Car was fine.
9.2 Excellent
23 Jun 2019
Pros: the website did not tell me anything about a mandatory LIABILITY insurance i needed to get from the rental company.
Cons: to try to verify the information with the rental company
5.6 Okay
20 Aug 2019
Cons: Very slow service for returning.
2.0 Mediocre
26 Aug 2019
Cons: It was the worst experience I have ever had renting a car. I showed up and they did not have a car for me! They had me rebooked at another place where I went next and it was closed! I will never use Kayak again
2.0 Mediocre
26 Aug 2019
Cons: I arrived to Ace at my reservation time and was told they had no card. They sent me to a different rental place that wasn’t able to honor the price I secured online and so I ended up paying more than double what I originally budgeted.
2.0 Mediocre
26 Aug 2019
Cons: This was the worst rental car experience ever. NEVER GOT A CAR. The CSR was SUPER UNHELPFUL. Shrugged his shoulders and didn’t even try to help me. Ruined my weekend. I was late for my job, and had to borrow a car from family, thank goodness.
2.4 Mediocre
4 Sep 2019
Cons: They did not have the car I reserved - an SUV but they did have a luxury SUV and would not upgrade me for free seeing that they did NOT have the car I reserved. I would not pay the difference So was forced to drive a HUGE minivan - the only other car they had. Need Better inventory and customer ser
5.2 Okay
7 Oct 2019
Cons: Car wasn't ready. Had to get a minivan. Lots of surcharges that weren't part of the original rental agreement. Such as after-hours dropoff fee, young driver fee, additional insurance fee.
2.0 Mediocre
21 Oct 2019
Cons: Did not have my car despite taking reservation
Rated no. 11
Economy Rent a Car
4.4 Okay (11 reviews)
1 location in San Francisco
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in San Francisco
450 Sutter Street
+1 877 247 3362
Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday07:00 - 20:00
Sunday07:00 - 20:00
  • 3.6
  • 5.3
  • 4.7
  • 3.6
  • 4.9
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
21 Jan 2019
Pros: Nothing. They did not have a car and forced me to cancel and I was left out without a car. This impacted our weekend plans.
Cons: If they had a car / better customer service / Kayak helped as get another car that day.
4.4 Okay
31 Mar 2019
Cons: I bailed at checkout because they made me wait for 15 minutes when there was nobody else in line, and the person ostensibly manning the desk was apologizing for how little power he had to remove incorrect gas charges to a previous customer on the phone.
3.2 Mediocre
31 Mar 2019
Cons: Poor transparency in contract & inspection. Car was not fully clean or properly maintained. One hubcap was attached with zip ties. Car handling became irregular on freeway & I had to call company for roadside assistance. No help was available for over 3 hours. Had to rent another car to get home.
4.0 Okay
10 Apr 2019
Pros: Price. I’ve had WAY better service for the same rental rates at other locations. Will not be coming back.
Cons: New, secure paying process.
2.0 Mediocre
18 Apr 2019
Cons: Too slow,only one man show. and my car was given up cost was more than 1.5hrs late. But no one told me!
7.6 Good
16 Jun 2019
Pros: Drop off was easy but pick up took an hour.
Cons: I didn’t receive the SUV. While I still received a car, it was annoying to get a call saying they couldn’t accommodate me with what I purchased in advance. Additionally, it took an hour to pick up the car.
4.8 Okay
9 Sep 2019
Pros: Prices are good
Cons: Stopped the self drop-off at time of your choice. That was the reason why I went there in the first place...
10.0 Excellent
6 Oct 2019
Pros: Very close to Union Square in San Francisco making it easy and convenient
Cons: Wait time can be lengthy if they are busy.
3.2 Mediocre
14 Oct 2019
Pros: drop off was decent
Cons: waited forever (1 hr to pick up) , the car was cleaned but some objects were left behind from previous renters, charges and rates were not super easy to decide on. I had to do a lot of the work I expected the staff to do (walk around the car and mark chips & digs). very slow!
2.0 Mediocre
20 Oct 2019
Pros: I arrived 3 hours after my reservation began and after waiting approximately 45 minutes in line I was told that they were sold of cars despite already charging. Caveat emptor!
Cons: They could have had a car for my reservation? They literally stole my money.
Rated no. 12
Europcar
europcar
4.0 Okay (1 review)
1 location in San Francisco
Europcar
Locations in San Francisco
Take Air Tram For Advantage Shuttle
+1 650 343 3052
  • 7.0
  • 8.0
  • 7.0
  • 6.0
  • 7.0
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay
22 Jan 2018
Badly located but friendly staff
Pros: Friendly staff (shuttle bus driver waited for us)
Cons: Dropoff in San Francisco far away from airport and rental center (used by other brands)
Sixt
5 locations in San Francisco
Sixt
Locations in San Francisco
1 Old Bayshore Hwy
+1 415 358 1770
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 10:00
Thursday08:00 - 10:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
2800 Leavenworth St, Suite A44
+1 415 306 5289
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
435 South Airport Blvd
+1 415 658 9800
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
475 S Van Ness Ave
+1 628 242 1569
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
550 O'Farrell St
+1 650 267 8210
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
Sunnycars
sunnycars
5 locations in San Francisco
Sunnycars
Locations in San Francisco
340 O'Farrell Street
350 Beach Street
687 Folsom Street
750 Bush Street
780 Mcdonnell Road
Eagle Rent A Car
eaglerac
3 locations in San Francisco
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in San Francisco
1060 Bryant Street
San Francisco Main Depot
San Francisco airport
ADDCAR RENTAL
addcarrental
1 location in San Francisco
ADDCAR RENTAL
Locations in San Francisco
San Francisco airport
+1 650 777 9993
Advance Car And Truck Rental
advance
1 location in San Francisco
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in San Francisco
323 South Canal St
+1 650 343 3052
Avr
avr
1 location in San Francisco
Avr
Locations in San Francisco
San Francisco Airport
Bandago
bandago
1 location in San Francisco
Bandago
Locations in San Francisco
2200 Cesar Chavez
+1 415 401 7659
Black & White Rent A Car
blackwhite
1 location in San Francisco
Black & White Rent A Car
Locations in San Francisco
222 Mason St.
+1 415 525 4214
Easirent
easirent
1 location in San Francisco
Easirent
Locations in San Francisco
San Francisco International Airport
Monday00:01 - 23:59
Tuesday00:01 - 23:59
Wednesday00:01 - 23:59
Thursday00:01 - 23:59
Friday00:01 - 23:59
Saturday00:01 - 23:59
Sunday
GREEN MOTION
greenmotion
1 location in San Francisco
GREEN MOTION
Locations in San Francisco
450 Sutter Street
Its Rent a Car
its
1 location in San Francisco
Its Rent a Car
Locations in San Francisco
1001 Bayhill Drive, Suite 299, San Bruno, CA
+1 415 370 8478
keddy by Europcar
keddy
1 location in San Francisco
keddy by Europcar
Locations in San Francisco
Take Air Tram For Advantage Shuttle- 1288 Old Bayshore Hwy
Los Angeles Van Rentals
losangelesvan
1 location in San Francisco
Los Angeles Van Rentals
Locations in San Francisco
780 Mcdonnell Road
310-645-2019
Priceless
priceless
1 location in San Francisco
Priceless
Locations in San Francisco
349 Mason St.
+1 415 928 4414
Rent-A-Wreck
rentawreck
1 location in San Francisco
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in San Francisco
2955 Third St.
+1 415 282 6293
Silvercar
silvercar
1 location in San Francisco
Silvercar
Locations in San Francisco
230 Grant Ave
+1 855 359 2227
TravelCar
travelcar
1 location in San Francisco
TravelCar
Locations in San Francisco
101 San Francisco International Airport Tram
Yesaway
yesaway
1 location in San Francisco
Yesaway
Locations in San Francisco
533 Airport Blvd, Burlingame, CA , USA
+1 424 800 4990
2300 travellers who rented a car in San Francisco gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.9

Car rental locations in or near San Francisco

Good to know

Most popular agency Alamo
Most popular car type Intermediate
Average price $79/day
Good deal $64/day

When to book a rental car in San Francisco

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches
-1 day
-2 days

Top tips for renting a car in San Francisco

  • While driving around the city of San Francisco can prove tricky because of its steep hills and crowded streets, renting a car is a great option for travelers looking to explore other destinations outside the city. Driving is the best way to get to nearby places that are a must in every itinerary, such as the Bay Area, Muir Woods, and Sausalito. For an unforgettable wine tasting experience, drive to Napa Valley, which is only about 50 miles away from San Francisco.
  • All the big car hire agencies can be found at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Car Rental Center, which is accessible from all the airport terminals by taking the AirTrain Blue Line service. AirTrain stations are located in all the terminals at the airport. There is also a free shuttle service from the SFO hire Car Center to other off-site hire car agencies.
  • San Francisco is known for its steep hills, and the city center is filled with packed roads, one-way streets, and expensive parking, so you might want to avoid driving in that area. When parking on one of the city's hills, make sure to turn the wheels towards the curb when the car is facing downhill, and turn them away from the curb when the car is facing uphill -- and don't forget to use your parking brake.
  • San Francisco is one of the worst cities in the United States when it comes to traffic congestion. Rush hours can easily add one or more hours to your travel time, so take that into consideration and avoid driving into or out of the city between 7:30 and 9 a.m., and 3:30 and 7 p.m. Because of its geographical features, SF can get quite foggy and windy, so make sure you take extra precautions while driving if the weather conditions aren't great.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in San Francisco for $64 or less
  • Book your rental car in San Francisco at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in San Francisco are around 55% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in San Francisco

How much does it cost to hire a car in San Francisco?

On average a hire car in San Francisco costs $79 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in San Francisco?

Intermediate (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in San Francisco.

What is the cheapest car rental company in San Francisco?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Alamo ($38/day), National ($44/day) and Thrifty ($49/day).

What is the best rental car company in San Francisco?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in San Francisco are Alamo (8.7, 7547 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 13732 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2363 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: San Francisco airport (SFO)?

Car hire companies onsite at San Francisco airport include Alamo, Dollar and Thrifty.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: San Francisco airport (SFO)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Francisco airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Dollar and Thrifty.

What is the cheapest car hire location in San Francisco?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Alamo 7600 Earhart Rd 94621-4557 (18 kilometres from the city centre).

How can I find car rentals near me in San Francisco?

Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

How much does a Intermediate car rental cost in San Francisco?

A Intermediate car rental in San Francisco costs $68 per day, on average.

How much does a Premium car rental cost in San Francisco?

A Premium car rental in San Francisco costs $291 per day, on average.

How much does a Mini car rental cost in San Francisco?

A Mini car rental in San Francisco costs $56 per day, on average.

What is the most popular rental car location in San Francisco?

In San Francisco, cars are most frequently hired at Fox 780 N Mcdonnell Road (18.02 km from city centre ).

How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in San Francisco?

On average a rental car in San Francisco costs $554 per week ($79 per day).

How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in San Francisco?

On average a rental car in San Francisco costs $2,376 per month ($79 per day).

What type of car is recommended for driving in San Francisco?

A small automatic car, such as a Smart, is the best option because of the city's steep hills, narrow streets, and small parking spots.

What's the speed limit in San Francisco?

The speed limit in the city is 25 miles per hour, but on urban highways it is set at 55 mph, and on rural highways it is between 65 and 70 mph. The speed limit on the iconic Golden Gate Bridge is 45 mph

How are gas prices in San Francisco?

The average petrol prices in San Francisco are a little bit pricey, with the average at about $3.67 per gallon.

Where are the best places to park in San Francisco?

Street parking in San Francisco is scarce, and it is typically metered, has a time limit, or both. Depending on demand, meter pricing can range anywhere from between 50 cents an hour to a maximum of about $7 an hour. Parking garages in and around Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf cost about $20 to $40 per day. Parking outside the city is recommended, as it is easy to commute by using the BART or Caltrain railway systems.

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