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San Francisco Car Rental Information

Pick-up Location San Francisco
Car Types Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, Minivan, Premium, SUV, Standard, Van
Rental Locations 88
Airport Locations 22
Popular Agencies Budget, Sixt, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty

Cheap Car Rentals in San Francisco

Economy C$ 38/day
Compact C$ 40/day
Intermediate C$ 41/day
Standard C$ 41/day
Full-size C$ 43/day
SUV C$ 40/day
Minivan C$ 47/day
Mini C$ 45/day
Premium C$ 45/day
Van C$ 215/day
Luxury C$ 58/day
Convertible C$ 64/day
Commercial C$ 53/day
Box truck C$ 92/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in San Francisco fox
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in San Francisco fox
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in San Francisco fox
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in San Francisco fox
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in San Francisco fox
5 Adults, 3 Bags SUV car in San Francisco dollar
5 Adults, 5 Bags Minivan car in San Francisco fox
2 Adults, 2 Bags Mini car in San Francisco thrifty
5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in San Francisco dollar
5 Adults, 5 Bags Van car in San Francisco avis
5 Adults, 5 Bags Luxury car in San Francisco dollar
4 Adults, 2 Bags Convertible car in San Francisco sixt
5 Adults, 3 Bags Commercial car in San Francisco alamo
5 Adults, 3 Bags Box truck car in San Francisco hertz
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From C$ 65/day
Rated #1
Alamo
Best Rated
8.7 Excellent (7,498 reviews)
5 locations in San Francisco
Alamo
Locations in San Francisco
340 Ofarrell St
+1 888 826 6893
350 Beach St
+1 888 826 6893
687 Folsom St
+1 415 882 9440
750 Bush St
+1 888 826 6893
780 North Mcdonnell Rd
+1 844 370 8302
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From C$ 65/day
Rated #2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (13,675 reviews)
11 locations in San Francisco
Enterprise
Locations in San Francisco
1600 Mission St
+1 415 522 5900
2 Embarcadero Center
+1 415 362 2003
233 Ellis St
+1 415 837 1700
312 8th St
+1 415 703 9000
33 Cambon Dr
+1 415 337 9000
350 Beach St
+1 415 474 9600
4250 Geary Blvd
+1 415 750 2500
45 Charter Oak Ave
+1 415 330 0270
550 Turk St
+1 415 447 0520
727 Folsom St.
+1 415 546 6777
780 North Mcdonnell Rd
+1 833 635 0431
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From C$ 63/day
Rated #3
Avis
7.6 Good (2,352 reviews)
6 locations in San Francisco
Avis
Locations in San Francisco
333 OFarrell Street
+1 415 292 4045
5 Embarcadero Center
+1 415 395 4758
500 Beach Street, Ste 120
+1 415 441 4141
675 Post Street
+1 415 929 2555
780 McDonnell Road
+1 650 877 6780
821 Howard Street
+1 415 227 4227
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From C$ 52/day
Rated #4
Budget
7.4 Good (4,477 reviews)
6 locations in San Francisco
Budget
Locations in San Francisco
333 O Farrell Street
+1 628 895 0436
5 Embarcadero Center
+1 415 433 3717
500 Beach Street, Suite 120
+1 415 292 3683
675 Post Street
+1 415 674 1917
780 Mcdonnell Road
+1 650 877 0998
821 Howard Street
+1 415 957 9998
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From C$ 56/day
Rated #5
Dollar
7.3 Good (6,943 reviews)
3 locations in San Francisco
Dollar
Locations in San Francisco
2500 Mason Street
+1 866 434 2226
364 O Farrell St
+1 415 771 5302
780 Mcdonnell Rd
+1 866 434 2226
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From C$ 59/day
Rated #6
Hertz
7.3 Good (4,920 reviews)
14 locations in San Francisco
Hertz
Locations in San Francisco
1398 Bryant St
+1 415 934 0529
177 S. Airport Blvd.
+1 650 624 6391
325 Mason Street
+1 415 771 2200
335 Powell St
+1 415 362 2780
3911 Alemany Blvd Ste 1003
+1 650 994 1192
3911 Alemany Blvd Suite 1003
+1 650 994 1192
3928 Geary Blvd.
+1 415 387 0136
3928 Geary Blvd
+1 415 387 0136
500 Beach St #121
+1 415 674 8330
780 Mcdonnell Road
+1 650 624 6600
780 Mission Street
+1 415 957 9425
840 Ellis St
+1 415 923 1119
840 Ellis Street
+1 415 923 1119
950 Mason St
+1 415 398 3944
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From C$ 47/day
Rated #7
Thrifty
Most popular
7.2 Good (3,320 reviews)
2 locations in San Francisco
Thrifty
Locations in San Francisco
350 O'farrell St
+1 415 788 8111
780 Mcdonnell Rd
+1 877 283 0898
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From C$ 48/day
Rated #8
Fox
6.1 Good (2,320 reviews)
1 location in San Francisco
Fox
Locations in San Francisco
780 N Mcdonnell Road
+1 415 917 2713
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Rated #9
Economy Rent a Car
5.1 Okay (1,000 reviews)
1 location in San Francisco
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in San Francisco
450 Sutter Street
+1 877 247 3362
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Rated #10
National
8.0 Excellent (942 reviews)
6 locations in San Francisco
National
Locations in San Francisco
2 Embarcadero Center
+1 415 362 2003
340 Ofarrell St
+1 888 826 6890
350 Beach St
+1 888 826 6890
687 Folsom St
+1 415 882 9440
750 Bush St
+1 888 826 6890
780 North Mcdonnell Rd
+1 844 370 8301
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From C$ 61/day
Sixt
5 locations in San Francisco
Sixt
Locations in San Francisco
1 Old Bayshore Hwy
+1 415 358 1770
2800 Leavenworth St, Suite A44
+1 415 306 5289
435 South Airport Blvd
+1 415 658 9800
475 S Van Ness Ave
+1 415 658 9791
550 O'Farrell St
+1 650 267 8210
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
From C$ 50/day
Ace
ace
1 location in San Francisco
Ace
Locations in San Francisco
450 Sutter Street
+1 415 906 6262
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
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
From C$ 45/day
Priceless
priceless
Cheapest deal
1 location in San Francisco
Priceless
Locations in San Francisco
349 Mason St.
+1 415 928 4414
From C$ 47/day
Rent-A-Wreck
rentawreck
1 location in San Francisco
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in San Francisco
2955 Third St.
+1 415 282 6293
From C$ 89/day
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

Car Rental Locations in San Francisco

Good to Know

Most Popular Agency Thrifty
Most Popular Car Type Standard
Average price C$ 66/day
Good deal C$ 52/day

When to Book a Rental Car in San Francisco

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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 rental 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 Rental Car Center to other off-site rental 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 C$ 52 or less
  • Book your rental car in San Francisco at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in San Francisco are around 44% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in San Francisco are around 43% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs About Renting a Car in San Francisco

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

On average a hire car in San Francisco costs C$ 65 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in San Francisco?

Standard (Chrysler 200 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 Thrifty (C$ 37/day), Dollar (C$ 40/day) and Fox (C$ 41/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, 7498 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 13675 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2352 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: San Francisco Airport (SFO)?

Car rental companies onsite at San Francisco Airport include Thrifty, Budget, Fox, Hertz, Dollar, Sixt, Avis, Enterprise, Alamo and Economy Rent a Car.

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

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

What is the cheapest rental car location in San Francisco?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Thrifty 780 Mcdonnell Rd 94128 (18 kilometers from city center).

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.

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 gas 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.