Redwood City car rentals from C$ 82/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Redwood City with a pick-up date of 24/4 and drop-off date of 27/4. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Redwood City car rental information

Pick-up locationRedwood City
Car typesIntermediate SUV, Minivan, Pick-up truck, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations6
Airport locations0
Popular agenciesHertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Cheap car rentals in Redwood City

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MinivanC$ 175/day
Pick-up truckC$ 122/day
Supplier choiceC$ 82/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 107/day
Standard SUVC$ 137/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Redwood City

  • Redwood City is a city of adventure. Enjoying the city's major attractions or exploring the streets by relying on public transportation or taxis all day is impossible. Car rentals in Redwood City allow you to drive around with freedom. With a car rental, you can go to Edgewood Park Reserve for an outdoor activity or spend the day at San Mateo County Historical Museum. As you cruise through Redwood, roll down the windows and breathe in the fresh air.
  • Before venturing into more busy streets in Redwood City, get used to the car on a quieter, less-traveled road. This will help you become more familiar with the car and how to operate it before you take it on a busy road such as Broadway Street, Woodside Road, Middlefield Road, and Veterans Boulevard. Most pedestrians and bikers routinely cross these streets without signaling to oncoming vehicles. You should know the slick roads along Spring Street and El Camino Real Street in Redwood City to avoid accidents while driving cheap car rentals in Redwood City.
  • Redwood City is close to San Francisco International Airport. San Francisco has a car rental center that travelers can use to pick up and drop off Redwood City car rentals. To access the car rental center from the airport terminals, you must take the Airtrain Blue Line, an automated people mover system operating 24/7. The blue line connects all the terminals and terminal parking garages with the rental car center.
  • When driving your cheap car rentals in Redwood City, consider preserving the back seat for your kids. Parents who use Redwood City car rentals with children should know the regulations on kids' safety car seats. When traveling across the city, these seats are required for children aged 4 to 5. As a result, be sure to request them when picking up or renting a car from your preferred car provider. All Redwood City rental car pick-up locations have boosters and baby seats available. Car renters who request these seats are typically charged an added fee.
  • Redwood City traffic is generally heavy early in the morning and during late rush hours. Expect a bit of traffic at such times, especially on routes like Highway 101 and avenues like Hopkins Avenue. Nevertheless, Redwood has a small population, so you don't need to worry about traffic. On the other hand, you need to be careful on some roads because mountain lions have been sighted. The animals are from Redwood National and State Parks.
  • Before traveling for your holiday trip and driving your Redwood City car rentals, you should be aware of the toll roads into and out of the city. For instance, there are three toll roads that you should be aware of when moving around Redwood City. These include State Road 237 Express Lanes, Interstate 580 Lanes, and Interstate 680 Sunol Express Lanes. If you are driving outside the city, you should be aware of the two toll roads that connect Red Wood City with Escondido City, these include  I-880 / SR 237 Express Connection Road and I-15 Value Pricing Project Road. You are reminded to pay for these roads using cash in some states, the Fastrack electric payment system, or paying by plate.
  • While driving in Redwood City, expect road construction. It would be best if you programmed your global positioning before traveling so that you know your route. The navigation will also provide alternative ways in case some roads are blocked off. When driving through Hopkins Avenue, be careful because children can run into the street since Stafford Park is on the Avenue. Lastly, prepare for a curvy road at intersections like Hopkins and Alameda de Las Pulgas. It would be best to be alert when driving to such places, especially during rainy weather.
  • Book your rental car in Redwood City at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Redwood City are around 42% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Redwood City

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Redwood City?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz (C$ 82/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (C$ 137/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 2601 El Camino Real 94063 (2 kilometers from city center).

  • How much is gas price in Redwood City?

    The average gas price in Redwood City is C$ 5.33 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 64 and C$ 85, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Redwood City?

    Intermediate (Nissan Sentra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Redwood City.

  • Which car rental companies are at San Francisco airport (SFO)?

    Car rental companies onsite at San Francisco airport include Fox, Thrifty, Dollar, Hertz, Kyte, Sixt, Alamo, Budget, Europcar and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

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

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

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Redwood City?

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Redwood City?

    An Intermediate car rental in Redwood City costs C$ 68 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car rental cost in Redwood City?

    A Special car rental in Redwood City costs C$ 78 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Redwood City?

    A Compact car rental in Redwood City costs C$ 85 per day, on average.

  • Which car is recommended for driving in Redwood?

    The recommended car rental in Redwood City is a small economy car such as a sedan. A sedan's small size makes it easy to park in the city. A sedan is very useful when you want to visit attractions in the city like the museum. Additionally, economy cars have fuel efficiency, allowing you to save on fuel costs, and are ideal for many city driving. However, you can go for an SUV if you want to visit other towns near Redwood City, such as Palo Alto.

  • How old should I be to rent a car in Redwood City?

    The minimum age for both extra drivers and renters is 21. A legitimate driver's license and a major credit or debit card in the renter's name are both requirements. Rental potential is not available to those with learners' or instructional permits.

  • What is the speed limit in Redwood City?

    Redwood City has different speed limits for specific areas. First, the speed limit in some avenues such as Brewster Avenue, BroadWay, Hopkins Avenue, Redwood Avenue, Roosevelt Avenue, and Whipple Avenue is 25 mph. Second, Redwood's residential areas have a speed limit of 35 mph. Third and last, the speed limit in locations outside the residential places is between 35 mph and 65 mph. Always look at traffic signs that will guide you on what speed to maintain in which area. You will be able to avoid penalties associated with breaking speed limits.

  • Do rental cars pay the Congestion Charge in Redwood City?

    Yes. When using Redwood City car rentals, you must pay the congestion charge once daily at the charging stations. These fees are the driver's responsibility because they are not included in the rental car company's rates. 

  • What is the best place to park in Redwood?

    One of the concerns travelers interested in car rentals in Redwood City have is parking space availability. Fortunately, it is relatively easy to find a parking spot in Redwood. The city has plenty of parking spots in lots, garages, and on-street spaces. You don't have to drive the block 20 times waiting for a place to open up. Downtown parking in Redwood features standard parking meters and pay-by-space meters. Additionally, Redwood Downtown parking has digital signs which guide patrons on available parking spots in advance. While in Redwood, you should download the Parker mobile app, which provides information about the city's lots and garages. 

Redwood City car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.6

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

5.7

4 locations in Redwood City

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Locations in Redwood City

345 El Camino Real

+1 650 366 9200

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360 Oak Rd

+1 650 843 4990

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605 Harbor Blvd

+1 650 622 0000

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99 Beech St

+1 650 366 9200

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2.0 Poor

Jan. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing, they refuse to provide a rental car asking for the second driver to have a credit card or a debit card with two bills showing the residence address. Ridiculous, second driver should only need a driver license as long as I provide a major credit card. Enterprise is a complete nonsense - untrained employees.

Cons:

Train your employees!

2.0 Poor

Oct. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing about the experience was pleasant.

Cons:

Employees knowing what they were doing and their companies policies including online policies.

4.8 Mediocre

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff

Cons:

My reservation at the rental offfice don’t have my phone number.

2.0 Poor

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Kayak just screwed me up. There were no cars available even with a confirmed reservation. It was just a waste of time and money for me to travel to the store only to find out this information. Truly, what a pathetic information kayak, I'm never gonna use this site anymore

Cons:

Kayak doesn't use realtime information. So better book through the corresponding website

10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Brandon was fantastic. Calm, professional, friendly. New trainee we also good, just young and new.

Cons:

More staff?

3.2 Poor

Feb. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

We had to cancel because we needed a 4 wheel drive vehicle. They didn't even have one on the lot. When I called a Hertz nearby, not only did they have a 4 wheel drive available, but for $20 CHEAPER!

1 out of 5

Hertz

8.7

Very good

25 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

8.5

2 locations in Redwood City

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Locations in Redwood City

2601 El Camino Real

+1 650 361 0151

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411 Woodside

+1 650 361 0151

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff to help with rental!

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Little expensive for a one-day rental.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

fast and efficient service

5.6 Fair

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Don’t go on a Monday morning. It is so busy. Waited over 45 minutes

4.4 Mediocre

Aug. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean

Cons:

I added a day and the price went up by a third. When I then tried to change it back, the price was $50 higher for the same time period and they wouldn't honor the original rate. I wanted to cancel but the cancellation charge was also $50, so I felt stuck. Then the car I got was not I would say the same type as promised. Finally, when I dropped it off at some point a rock had hit the windshield, through no fault of my own as they recognized, but I still had to pay for that- on top of the car being more expensive than what I had originally signed up for, the value ended up being pretty terrible. And the franchisee did not care.

9.6 Wonderful

Jun. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Pleasant staff. Smooth Pick-up and return.

1 out of 4

National

1.9

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

5.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

1.9

Value for money

1.9

One location in Redwood City

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Locations in Redwood City

345 El Camino Real

+1 650 366 9200

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1.9 Poor

Jul. 2021

KAYAK
On the web site it said I could use a debit card with proof of flights. When I got to the rental lot I was told that with an out of state drivers license I could not use a debit card there. I had to take two buses and walk quite a ways to get there. Very disappointed and dissatisfied.

1 out of 1

Alamo

8.7

Very good

7 reviews

One location in Redwood City

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Locations in Redwood City

345 El Camino Real

+1 650 366 9200

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9.6 Wonderful

Oct. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great Guest Service, they didn't have the car I requested so I received a free upgrade

Cons:

That I had to wait for gas to be put in the car

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly. For the same price, gave us a super upgrade which was extremely comfortable and felt very safe.

Cons:

BUT we didn't want an upgrade, even for the same price. Ended up with way too much car, one with an extended learning curve (even the guy walking us through it couldn't explain the navigation to us, and it was not intuitive!)

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

very pleased with Alamo staff and level of service. Very friendly and efficient.

2.0 Poor

Sep. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was dressed nicely and were very nice.

Cons:

When receiving the car i insisted that the tires were not inflated enough and they checked it with a dinky tire gauge... An few hours out of san francisco the tire went flat and i got stuck on the side of the road. Car was dirty and smelled like it wasnt even aired out after the last driver. Car had some gear issue at the end of the trip and kept over heating. It was very very expensive for the car i got.

1 out of 2

Avis

6.4

One location in Redwood City

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Locations in Redwood City

1501 El Camino Real Suite 201

+1 650 594 2847

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Great location Super customer service New car upgrade Quick early return

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great experience. Staff was super friendly and very helpful. No issues.

1 out of 1

Budget

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One location in Redwood City

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1501 El Camino Real Suite 201

+1 650 637 1832

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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9.6 Wonderful

May 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Cost, friendly service

Cons:

Was told receipt would be emailed. Still have not received.

1 out of 1

80 travellers who rented a car in Redwood City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

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Most popular car type

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