South San Francisco car rentals

South San Francisco car rentals

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South San Francisco, CA, United States
26 Sep — 3 Oct
Same drop-off
South San Francisco, CA, United States
Sun 26/9
Noon
Sun 3/10
Noon
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South San Francisco car rental information

Pick-up locationSouth San Francisco
Rental locations8
Airport locations5

South San Francisco car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
6.5 Good (538 reviews)
1 location in South San Francisco
Hertz
Locations in South San Francisco
  • 7.2
  • 7
  • 6.2
  • 5.5
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent6 Apr 2021
Very nice people good customer serviceNo
3.6 Mediocre12 Dec 2019
Nickel and dimed me to pieces. Charged me for 1 extra hour and then an additional charge for being Late. Smdh.
2.8 Mediocre23 Aug 2019
The staff was incredibly unfriendly, unhelpful, and most of all, unprepared. I booked a car with this Hertz location and when I showed up, was told there were no cars. It took well over an hour for one to be brought over for me from the airport. Zero communication or help from anyone "working" there
2.8 Mediocre19 Jun 2019
Staff was not friendly.. or even on site when I arrived. The check-in took more than an hour, primarily because no one was on site... at 2 pm in the afternoon, and then they had to go find a car. The first rep was surly; the young woman who took over (after returning from lunch) was OK.Having staff available during business hours. Customer service skill training. Car was fine.
10.0 Excellent12 Jun 2019
I didn't have a pen to fill out the mileage on the return form. A nice man with Hertz at the car drop off had one I borrowed.The car return was difficult to find. Only 1 sign on Rt 101 to indicate car return exit. It sort of blended in with other signs. More signs prior to exit would have been helpful.
8.0 Excellent1 Jun 2019
Great price. Once I found where to pick up, it was OK. It would have been better if Hertz had just said where to pick up
5.2 Okay14 May 2019
Staff was friendlyHertz location was stated at san fran airport but was not actually at the airport. Had to take a Lyft from the airport to the other hertz location for rental and back at the end of trip. Added extra unexpected costs! Would have been nice to know when booking.
9.2 Excellent15 Apr 2019
The staff was very nice, the car clean and comfortable.
5.6 Okay7 Apr 2019
I was miss leading that the pick up wasn’t in the airport, the street was called airport boulevard. So I had to pay 30 more USD to take the car from the airport. Also they try to sell you stuff in the airport that you don’t need. This has no future.
2.0 Mediocre18 Dec 2018
priceline does not have its act togetherNothingAirport car rental wasn't at airport car rental, but 1 mile away. Took cab to get there, arrived 12:10 for 12:00 (noon) pick up, and rental part of agency was closed. Sales agents were there, but claimed that they could not help. Went to nearby Enterprise to rent car.
Rated no. 2
Payless
6.3 Good (231 reviews)
1 location in South San Francisco
Payless
Locations in South San Francisco
  • 6.4
  • 6.6
  • 6.1
  • 5.8
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre9 Sep 2020
n/aThere were no cars available even though I booked in advance
4.4 Okay18 Dec 2019
The rental car was in good condition and the airport shuttle was fast.There is no way to drop off a car after hours and they do not explain or advertise this. No key dropbox or anything. The parking lot is locked and inaccessible between 10:30pm and 6am. Also, the phone numbers inside the rental agreement with Payless written clearly on the front direct you to the Budget renal company, who can't help you at all.
2.0 Mediocre30 Sep 2019
I was not able to get this car.I am unable to give a proper review because the rental company closed at 12:00 midnight and my delayed flight got in at 1:30 AM, because it was a hot deal, I couldn't get any refund, I wish there were a policy to help mitigate these situations.
7.2 Good29 Sep 2019
MidelMore clean, more model choices
8.8 Excellent12 Aug 2019
Drop off sucked. It would be much better if we were dropped off at terminals instead of the rental center. We the. Had to lug everything on the tram and then to the terminal. This will keep me from using Payless again unfortunately.Drop off at terminals.
7.6 Good23 Jul 2019
There were extra fees that were not reflected in the price quoted on Kayak. You need to take a shuttle to get to the site. It was easy but adds some time.
6.0 Good26 Jun 2019
No problem with the staff, they were all helpful and the process was quickCar could have been cleaner
9.6 Excellent20 Jun 2019
Car could have been cleaner, but was fine.
9.6 Excellent10 Jun 2019
Called for shuttle bus pickup and no one answered my phone call
4.0 Okay11 May 2019
The rental spot is NOT at the airport (unlike what was advertised) but they still charge airport fees (around $20). I was hung up on twice trying to get “courtesy” shuttle. Long lines—should have cancelled and rented from one of the actual airport rentals spots. Will not be renting from them again.
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Rated no. 3
Airport Van
7.1 Good (31 reviews)
1 location in South San Francisco
Airport Van
Locations in South San Francisco
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
  • 7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre10 Sep 2020
The staff was friendlyThis was the worse rental ever, we got charge way too much for 3 days, the Van was shaky and in poor condition don’t rent from this place ever.
5.6 Okay9 Sep 2020
Communication. My rental was scheduled for 3pm pickup and I called at 2pm to see if I could pickup early but the lady that answered the phone said no it won’t be ready until 3pm. I get there at 3pm and she’s tells me she don’t have a van available for me and that she might have 1 the next day. Other company’s try and figure that stuff out before the pickup. Also they call if they think they might have a problem not wait til the costumer gets there and then tell them they have to Van available. And then I had to ask if I can get the minivan at least cause it’s there. They when we said we called at 2pm to confirm and talked to her she said No that wasn't me not sure who it was you spoke to.
2.4 Mediocre1 Sep 2020
Nothing - the van that was given to us was very old and had a mechanical issue ( Engine shakes and driving wheel shakes on turns) the car started showing this issue 2 hours into our drive to tahoe. I called the office and inquired if I can go to the nearest rental and swap vans for the safety of my family. The customer service was very unprofessional and couldn't find me any solution other than dropping the van at a different location without getting a new van and in top of all of that getting charged $100 for dropping the van at a different location.Please don't ever get a van from there. It's for your and your family's safety.
2.0 Mediocre26 Aug 2020
They did not have correct van when we arrived, charged 300 more, and van we did get smelled like urine. We will never use them again!
2.8 Mediocre21 Aug 2020
There was no USB charging port in the minivan. We got it basically with no gas and they wouldn’t give us any gas credit as we returned it with more gas. When I dropped it off, there was no return airport shuttle and I had to take a Lyft which took a long time. DEFINITELY spend a couple extra bucks and use the main rental companies.
8.0 Excellent27 Jun 2020
Staff seemed to not trust you right away even after all documentation was given and true.The vehicle selection would have been nice
4.0 Okay27 May 2020
The van worked as expected, pickup was easy.No one was at the site at the time I was supposed to drop of the van. There was someone at the back of the building cleaning vans and he said his boss told him if I customer came in he could take the keys. He also told me it would be able 30 min before someone came back. I couldn’t wait 30 min, so I left the keys with him. I also called and left a message to the number provided saying I was dropping the van off. A day later I received a receipt for that was $110 more than what I was quoted for the vehicle. I was charged extra for cleaning despite the fact that I vacuumed the van before bringing it back it. I’ve tried calling several times and left messages to despite the charge and not one ever answers and no has has called me back. I would definitely not recommend this company for rentals.
2.0 Mediocre29 Jun 2017
Photo showed a minivan..we got a mini busLow priceThe photo on the listing showed a minivan and we ended up actually booking a 12 passenger van that we couldn't park anywhere in the city. They had many unreserved minivans they could have given us but refused to let us use one without paying extra.
9.2 Excellent30 May 2017
Pick up took a while
4.4 Okay31 Mar 2017
Bad maintenance, DANGEROUS tripThe van is able to drive, although a lot of dangerous problems. Fortunately, we safely got back home in spite of the potential dangers.- The maintenance of the car is extremely BAD. We got CHANGE THE OIL alert 4 hours after picking up. Since the service center is limited, we have to drive this dangerous van for 3 days with potential breaking down. We also waste about 4-5 hours to replace the van in LA. - The light in cabin cannot be turned off at night, which makes it difficult for the driver to observe the surroundings in the evening. It is extremely dangerous and may cause serious accident.
Rated no. 4
E-Z Rent-A-Car
6.2 Good (65 reviews)
1 location in South San Francisco
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in South San Francisco
  • 6.2
  • 6.7
  • 6.1
  • 5.3
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
5.6 Okay24 Jul 2017
The car worked, and clearly the employees tryThe employees were kind, resourceful and worked hard. The car started, stopped and turned as expected.The location stinks-be sure to plan on the time it takes to get there from SFO. The building is hot and dour-I feel for the employees! The car was not clean. I would pay extra to get a car at the SFO rental center next time.
8.4 Excellent12 Jul 2017
The price speaksIt was cheap and the car was in very good condition.The rental location is not anywhere near the airport. Shuttles suck, use an uber.
6.4 Good11 Jul 2017
slow to get the carShuttle was waiting for us at the airportthe pick-up was slow. No one accompanied me to the car to do the detailed check.
4.4 Okay12 Jun 2017
Poor shuttle pick up from airportIt should be clearly noted on the vendor website that this is an OFF SITE airport pick up. We waited 30 minutes for a shuttle pick up that fits 6 person max in a poorly maintained van. Additional customers were left behind for another 30 minutes for later pickup. The EZ rental car in other airport locations outside of San Francisco were unlike this branch in its service, location and overall appeal. We were deeply disappointed with our rental service at the San Francisco EZ Rental car. We would rather pay a bit more for a more convenient airport location and more piedessional service the next time we're in San Francisco.
2.0 Mediocre11 May 2017
No refund of depositThe car was fineI paid during pick up and extra 200 dollars as deposit, until today I didn't receive that amount and they never replied to my email messages.
5.6 Okay23 Apr 2017
A comfortable late model carThe pickup drop off required almost 2 hours since the location is another 5-8 miles from where other rental car companies are located. And once at facility there are only 2 agents who take care of a long line. They push upgrades like the tolls for the bridge without explaining alternatives. You can pay cash everywhere and do online payment for Golden Gate Bridge. So avoid the prepayment if you are not crossing the bridge several times a day.
4.4 Okay16 Apr 2017
Didn't have the car we reservedThey tried to make it right, they offered us a vehicle that would seat all 6 of us, but the cargo capacity was not sufficient. They were friendly, but in the end that's not helping us get on the road.Reserved a minivan and it was not available. We were not notified so we spent a couple extra hours getting to another rental place. Their location was pretty far from the airport. I am sure this saves them overhead, but the shuttle ride ate into the whole ordeal.
6.0 Good18 Jan 2017
OkPrice was very cheapIt was like 20 minutes away from the airport. Cars were not always clean. Had to wait a long time in line.
2.0 Mediocre4 Jan 2017
Worst car company in the world!The car was cheaper than anywhere else. Now I know why. I got a car with almost 50k miles on the clock, it was a wreck and was filthy. I hired my car for 3 weeks, so when I went back and asked for another one, it was refused. The worst thing if all was that the windshield had never been throughly cleaned, nor the wipers ever replaced, so everything it rained, I was blind driving! I tried to replace the wipers, but no Autoshop carried them. I had to throughly clean the windshield and wipers daily as there were several snow storms and I couldn't drive blind. I bought rain x to help me, but this car was dangerous. Also, the engine made rattling noises like it was running on no oil, and the gearbox had a mind of its own. To add insult to injury, when I went to return the car, there guys had moved yards! No effort to tell me when I picked up the rental, nor to phone or email. I was gobsmacked! Never, never rent from here, this is known as Ez rent a car, Advantage rent a car and Europcar. Walking is a better option!
8.0 Excellent21 Dec 2016
Overall it was goodService was good and car was clean. The only thing i did not like about this place is the milage limit policy they have in place for local residents. The limit is 150 miles per day. I only needed it to go to and from work while my car was in the shop so it wasnt a big deal but now i know not to rent here for my next so cal trip.
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Rated no. 5
Silvercar
10 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in South San Francisco
Silvercar
Locations in South San Francisco
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent28 Dec 2019
Friendly, helpful staff, and efficient pickup and dropoff to and from the SFO rental car center. The Quattro was lots of fun to drive, with comfortable seats and great controls for comprehensive panels.I wasn't able to download the app (I'd changed my iTunes password and hadn't needed it on the phone for several months), and the website interface for a mobile device was sometimes not as intuitive as it could be.
10.0 Excellent15 Sep 2018
Very easy processVery nice, clean Audi A4Nothing
10.0 Excellent19 Jul 2018
Easiest car rental experience ever.Rented in San Francisco ... They texted to check in with me day before arrival and day of departure to ask questions and give me info I needed. I just texted back info ... they couldn’t have been more helpful or seamless. I wish we could use them in Denver, but the prices were too high for the weeks we need it!
Rated no. 6
Avis
8.7 Excellent (12 reviews)
1 location in South San Francisco
Avis
Locations in South San Francisco
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent3 Aug 2017
Savings over airport pick-upA bit hard to find without Sat-Nav
10.0 Excellent5 Jan 2017
the price for picking up off the airport was significantly better.. super close by.. $20 cab ride to save hundreds of dollars
8.0 Excellent5 Jan 2017
Avis was great to rent with!Nice car, clean, drove well. Plenty of trunk space. Only problem was getting the gas cap to open and same problem with the trunk. Otherwise couldn't have been happier!
10.0 Excellent12 Nov 2016
TOPGreat service all the way through!Everything was great!
5.6 Okay31 Oct 2016
Charged for gas even though the tank was fullThe car was clean, gas efficient and reliable.Expensive to rent, plus I was charged $90 extra for gas charges even though I had filled the tank before drop off. It took two weeks to get the credit back on my account after providing backup for the the gas purchase and waiting for the manager to get back to me on the charges.
8.4 Excellent17 Oct 2016
Able to upgrade to better car.Location-no shuttle from airport.
4.8 Okay1 Oct 2016
Wrong location double the priceWhen is search for a car for my trip to San Francisco and typed in SFO as the city I was surprised to find when I landed that the pickup was not at SFO was not reachable by Bart or the air-train. My only option would be to take a cab for probably $20 each Direction not to mention they'd be annoyed and having such a short trip after they'd waited in line. The price quoted was $78 total for 2 days which is great. But because I had to basically rebook it to get a car to and from SFO the rate was more than 130 and with all of the extra airport taxes AirTrain tax in tourist tax it was over $200. Unlike the inclusive quote that I be given for the other location. The manager was helpful and got it down as low as she could but this is far more expensive then the kayak price I was quotedSee above
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Rated no. 7
Sixt
8 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in South San Francisco
Sixt
Locations in South San Francisco
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre9 Jun 2021
Located at inconvient location, nonstandard closing times and i was charged sand my vacation impacted because i missed thier closing time. I wouldnt rent from here again.
8.0 Excellent18 Mar 2021
Everything was good thxs.
10.0 Excellent1 Mar 2021
Staff was friendly and car was new and cleanLocation closes at 1pm on weekends
10.0 Excellent20 Feb 2021
Proactive and friendly staff. Called a couple days ahead to see if there were any special requests. Very unique for the car rental industry. Easy pick up and drop off. Very clean. Brand new vehicle.
Rated no. 8
Budget
7.1 Good (6 reviews)
2 locations in South San Francisco
Budget
Locations in South San Francisco
  • 6.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre12 Dec 2019
NothingTo tell me that the time i was booking the car it the place will be closed!!!!
10.0 Excellent3 Aug 2016
Happy CustomerThe rental agent was friendly and the service was prompt. I was provided with the car that I requested and was even offered an upgrade at no additional cost.
Flight Car
1 location in South San Francisco
Flight Car
Locations in South San Francisco
Recent reviews
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
1 location in South San Francisco
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in South San Francisco
Recent reviews
895 travellers who rented a car in South San Francisco gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.5

Car rental locations in or near South San Francisco

When to book a rental car in South San Francisco

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Top tips for hiring a car in South San Francisco

  • Book your rental car in South San Francisco at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Supplier choice rental cars in South San Francisco are around 62% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in South San Francisco

  • The average price of fuel in South San Francisco is $4.98 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $60 and $80, depending on the car size.

  • Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in South San Francisco.

  • Car hire companies onsite at San Francisco airport include Dollar, Alamo, Thrifty, Budget, Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Enterprise and Fox.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Francisco airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Alamo, Thrifty, Budget, Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Enterprise and Fox.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Supplier choice car rental in South San Francisco costs $22 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in South San Francisco costs $25 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in South San Francisco costs $35 per day, on average.