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Pick-up locationSan Bruno
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Rental locations6
Airport locations1

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in San Bruno

  • San Bruno car rentals offer travelers an ideal option for a memorable trip in the city. San Bruno is considered by many to be the unofficial "Capital of Silicon Valley," and it's full of incredible attractions. When you have a car rental in San Bruno, you can explore its stunning scenery while also uniting with friends and family members to view the beautiful scenery from your rental car. Cruise to Mount Diablo State Park, about 32 miles northeast of San Bruno for a glimpse at the hills and valleys from the road. Hit the road with your friends to RV campgrounds such as Tradewinds RV Park, Benicia State Rec Area, about 33 miles north of the city, and Garden City RV park, about 33 miles east of San Bruno.
  • Car Rentals in San Bruno are located in multiple places; however, travelers can easily access them at the airports serving the city. Travelers at San Francisco Airport where will find an onsite car rental center near the baggage claim area. If you land at San Jose Airport, find car rentals at the onsite car rental center accessible from the parking garage. Those arriving through Oakland Airport can find the car rental desks in the baggage claim area.
  • Driving in San Bruno is about as laid back as it gets. The city is laid out so that getting around town is straightforward. The streets are laid out with an easy, logical grid; however, come prepared for many hills, especially near the downtown area. You should watch out for pedestrians crossing streets and intersections without care and yield the right-of-way for them. Additionally, when driving behind a school bus, keep a distance and stop when it stops.
  • San Bruno experience heavy traffic which you can avoid with your rental car. The morning rush hours are experienced from around 7:30 am and end at 9 am and then again between 4 pm and 6 pm On the weekends, traffic can be just as heavy; however, it generally dies down a bit later in the evening. Some of the busiest traffic spots to avoid are Eastbound 80: 101 to Yerba Buena Island, Interstate 880: 238 to Dixon Landing Road, and Highway 101: Woodside Road to Hillsdale Boulevard.
  • Book your rental car in San Bruno at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in San Bruno are around 22% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in San Bruno

  • What is the best rental car company in San Bruno?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in San Bruno are Alamo (8.9, 119 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.4, 64 reviews), and Sixt (7.6, 109 reviews).

  • How much is gas price in San Bruno?

    The average gas price in San Bruno is C$ 5.31 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 San Bruno?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in San Bruno.

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

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

  • How can I find car rentals near me in San Bruno?

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

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in San Bruno?

    A Mini car rental in San Bruno costs C$ 124 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in San Bruno?

    An Economy car rental in San Bruno costs C$ 48 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in San Bruno?

    A Compact car rental in San Bruno costs C$ 105 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in San Bruno?

    Luxury cars are the most preferred car types offered by car rentals in San Bruno. These cars are recommended for driving here as they feature stylish bodies and powerful engines, most of which are fuel efficient. These cars are popular with families and single travelers looking for comfort and style on their vacations. Since the roads in San Bruno are hilly, luxury SUVs are recommended as they are reliable. These convertible cars get good gas mileage, usually between 25 and 30 miles per gallon.

  • What’s the speed limit in San Bruno?

    The speed limits in California applied in all the cities including San Bruno indicate the maximum speed drivers should have in good road conditions and weather. In residential areas, business districts, and school zones, drivers must maintain a top speed of 25 mph. When driving past trolleys, buses and streetcars stopped at an intersection; you can speed to 10 mph maximum. Roads with high-speed limits are two-lane undivided highways where the limit ranges between 55 mph and 65 mph. Blind intersections and alleys have a speed limit of 15 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in San Bruno?

    San Bruno has plenty of parking spaces accessible 24 hours which are safe, efficient, and conveniently located. They comprise San Bruno BART Parking Garage in The Shops at Tanforan on 1199 Sneath Ln, Bayhill Drive parking on 1050 St, Caltrain San Bruno Station parking lot 833 San Mateo, Engvall Ct Parking and Physical therapy parking lot on 801 Traeger Ave. City park also offers 24 hours-open parking spaces including San Bruno City Park on Crystal Springs Rd and San Bruno City Park parking on 251 City Park Way.

San Bruno car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

142 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in San Bruno

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Locations in San Bruno

780 Mcdonnell Road

+1 650 624 6600

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
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Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

958 El Camino Real

+1 650 876 1866

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00

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6.0 Okay

May 2024

KAYAK
The customer service agent was rude and rushed so much, calling the next person to the counter when I was paying and signing in the POS system. He also provided the wrong car information, taking me an extra half to find the car and get back into the line to fix it.

4.0 Mediocre

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
Friendly and polite staff for the car pick-up and drop-off. The experience at the counter could have gone better. There was a mismatch between my priceline voucher (obtained through a kayak search) and what the person at the desk had in the computer. This resulted in several iterations of being proposed higher rental prices and being told I had to pay tax (although the voucher had tax payed on it). No car was available in the category I chose, so I was offered an "upgrade" at an additional cost. This is the first time this happens, as most o the time companies offer it for free, as it's not the client's fault for the company running out of reserved cars in a category. I ended up choosing a lower class car, luckily for free (the only thing that was for free in the negotiations at the cash desk). This is an unacceptable experience at the counter, as clearly something went wrong (or did not work at all) with the data transfer between the online platform and the rental company.

6.0 Okay

Nov. 2021

KAYAK
The process of picking up/dropping off was easy and it was a great experience. The only issue there was, were damages to the vehicle that were not tagged when I picked up the vehicle. I am still waiting to hear back from hertz on the damage report that was made.

6.0 Okay

Oct. 2021

KAYAK
Car reeked of stale cigarettes. My head hurt and I had to drive with windows open the entire time. Worst car ever!

8.0 Very good

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick-up staff very friendly and helpful. Drop-off location was closed, did not encounter anyone.

Cons:

I am sensitive to scents, I needed to completely open up the vehicle for several minutes before even getting into it. Surely there are cleaners that are "clean" and scented products/perfumes do not need to be used. Healthier for all.

2.0 Poor

Jan. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

There was nobody at the office to drop off and check the car. So not sure if I’ll be charged extra.

1 out of 22

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Best rated

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in San Bruno

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734 San Bruno Ave E

+1 650 873 7413

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

780 North Mcdonnell Rd

+1 833 635 0431

Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Nov. 2023

KAYAK
Easy! Quick! Great people!

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

First car's media center wasnt working so they switched us to a comparable car.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was excellent, extra efficient and professional. The cars they have in their fleet are top notch. Ill be sticking with Enterprise in the future.

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Excellent experience

10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The set up was very accessible and Covid-friendly, and there was no line. When we needed to extend our rental agreement, the price was very affordable.

7.6 Good

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick-up went perfect, everyone super friendly and helpful, got in and out quickly.

Cons:

Airport drop-off at ACV was unclear how to leave vehicle after hours. 11am and nobody was there to receive the vehicle after Eureka office told me I could leave it there. There was a key drop where I left it, noted date/time/mileage, but beyond that it wasn't clear if it was OK to leave it.

1 out of 79

Budget

2.0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

One location in San Bruno

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1198 El Camino Real

+1 650 588 1741

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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2.0 Poor

Dec. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

To tell me that the time i was booking the car it the place will be closed!!!!

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The 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.

1 out of 1

Kyte

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in San Bruno

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1111 El Camino Real

+1 415 818 1813

Opening times not available

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Avis

6.3

One location in San Bruno

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1198 El Camino Real (next to Bart)

+1 650 588 1139

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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Rhodium

5.8

Fair

No reviews available

One location in San Bruno

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Locations in San Bruno

San Francisco Airport. On-airport. San Francisco International Airport. 780 N Mcdonnell Road

+1 415 917 2713

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
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Alamo

No score available yet

One location in San Bruno

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780 North Mcdonnell Rd

+1 844 370 8302

Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
Tim at San Francisco airport was fantastic.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2023

KAYAK
Great service. Easy pick up and drop off. Excellent car.

8.0 Very good

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
There was no line Pick up and drop off very easy

10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
Alamo presented a can do attitude from beginning to end. The car was spectacular and we had a ball driving the cobalt blue Mustang Convertible around Palo Alto, up and down Highway 1, 3 days in Carmel and spin down to Big Sur. I had wanted to rent a convertible for years, and finally did it! Thanks Alamo, check in specialist Jenny, and the whole Alamo team.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off were super easy. Great car!

Cons:

It would have been nice to pick up my car when I first landed, but it was 12:30 am so they were closed. HAd to come back in the morning to get my car.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great attention. Car was neat. Quick pick up and return

1 out of 113

Sixt

No score available yet

One location in San Bruno

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Locations in San Bruno

780 N McDonnell Rd

+1 888 749 8227

Monday00:00 - 23:5906:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:0000:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:5906:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:0000:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:5906:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:0000:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:5906:00 - 23:00

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2.0 Poor

Dec. 2023

KAYAK
I was not given a damage slip or told to look at the damage ahead of time on my rental car. I was told (through an email) that a scratch was there that had not been there before my rental. I drove the car the entire time with the exception of valets at my hotel and did not cause damage. Because I did not get to inspect it and was not given a form to do so, I do not have evidence that something happened under my watch and just have to take their word. I also would have liked them to tell me when I turned the car in, as I did not have a chance to see what they are saying I did. It all feels pretty unfair. This could have been resolved if they had given me a damage form ahead of time.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2023

KAYAK
I like the ease of registration & pickup. Appreciated the free upgrade too.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
Staff friendly and efficiient. Product amazing. The only negative with the whole experience was the lengthy line at pick-up.

4.0 Mediocre

Sep. 2023

KAYAK
W try long wait time to pick up the car and it was not clean!

8.0 Very good

Nov. 2022

KAYAK
Good car. Easy pick up and drop off. But the guy checking in the car at drop off was way too pedantic - customers before and after me were complaining as even the tiniest mark easily rubbed off was being circled. Luckily I photographed damage to my vehicle at pick up. Took way too long to do the drop off as I waited almost 20mins for the car Infront of me to be checked then almost ten minutes to check my car. Apart from drop off all good.

8.0 Very good

Nov. 2022

KAYAK
Upgrade to BMW was nice.

1 out of 21

National

No score available yet

One location in San Bruno

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Locations in San Bruno

780 North Mcdonnell Rd

+1 844 370 8301

Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00

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2.0 Poor

Sep. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I’m local to the area, and without a round trip airline ticket, they would not let me rent a vehicle with my debit card.

4.8 Mediocre

Aug. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Was hard to see in the dark garage, but once you got into the sunlight you could see a few dents, and also how dirty the car was. Then, a few miles in the car started saying it was overdue for an oil change, that makes me wonder how well they check these cars over when it's already OVERdue! Not too thrilled about it.

8.0 Very good

Aug. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

good service

Cons:

had to pay more than was quoted

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

quick and easy getting a vehicle ( important when its 3am and you've got 3 kids under 5 with you.)

10.0 Wonderful

May 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great car, great service

Cons:

Nothing

8.0 Very good

Apr. 2016

KAYAK

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

1 out of 3

Goldcar Rental SP

No score available yet

One location in San Bruno

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Locations in San Bruno

780 N Mcdonnell Rd Car Rental Center San Francisco Ca

+1 415 917 2713

Opening times not available

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Its Rent a Car

No score available yet

One location in San Bruno

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Locations in San Bruno

1001 Bayhill Drive, Suite 299, San Bruno, CA

+1 415 370 8478

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VIPCars Recommendation

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One location in San Bruno

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Locations in San Bruno

San Francisco Intl Arpt, 780 McDonnell Road -

+1 914 368 0091

Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00

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1712 travellers who rented a car in San Bruno gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.3

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