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South San Francisco car rental information

Pick-up locationSouth San Francisco
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Rental locations10
Airport locations6

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in South San Francisco

  • Car rentals in South San Francisco airport provide the most convenient way to get around the city, especially if you are traveling for business. It will allow you to get your work done and explore the city on your own terms. You won't have to rely on public transportation or taxis to get around town while you're in town. This will allow you more freedom as far as where you go and when.
  • South San Francisco car rentals are a great way to explore the surrounding area. There are many rental car companies that operate out of the South San Francisco Airport. You can find them in McDonnell Road by taking the AirTrain Blue Line. Car rentals in South San Francisco airport features services from Enterprise, Avis, Hertz, Budget, Thrifty, and Dollar.
  • When you're driving in San Francisco, you can't help but notice how much the layout of the city resembles a grid. But even in such a well-planned city, traffic is inevitable. To avoid getting stuck in the middle of it all, try exploring some of the side streets and back roads. The best way to start is by hitting major streets, then heading over to parallel side streets that will take you where you need to go.
  • South San Francisco has a hilly topography, and there are many residential areas with narrow streets, so it's important to keep speeds low to reduce the risk of accidents on these streets. There are many one-way streets in the city that aren't clearly marked as such, so it's easy to get confused about which direction you should be heading on these roads. The only way to know for sure is by checking Google Maps or GPS before starting your trip.
  • Book your rental car in South San Francisco at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in South San Francisco are around -66% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in South San Francisco

  • How much is gas price in South San Francisco?

    The average gas price in South San Francisco 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 South San Francisco?

    Intermediate (Toyota Tacoma or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in South San Francisco.

  • 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 South San Francisco?

    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 South San Francisco?

    An Intermediate car rental in South San Francisco costs C$ 136 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car rental in South San Francisco costs C$ 52 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Luxury car rental cost in South San Francisco?

    A Luxury car rental in South San Francisco costs C$ 77 per day, on average.

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

    South San Francisco is a great place to live, but it can be tricky to navigate. The city is filled with steep hills, and many of the roads are narrow and winding. For this reason, the Toyota Camry is one of the most popular vehicles on the road today. It has an excellent safety record, which is crucial for driving in a city like South San Francisco. The Camry also has excellent handling and acceleration capabilities, which are important when navigating the city's many hills and sharp turns.

  • What’s the speed limit in South San Francisco?

    If you're driving in South San Francisco, you might be wondering what the speed limit is. In residential areas, the speed limit is 25 mph. But if you're on a major road or highway, like El Camino Real, Highway 101 or Interstate 280, the speed limit increases to 55 mph. The variation from the standard speed limit mph is due to different factors such as: population density, land use and proximity to schools. The city also has a history of traffic calming measures like speed humps and circle islands that slow down traffic and make it easier for pedestrians to cross the street. The city has used these measures because they have a proven track record of reducing collisions and injuries.

  • Where are the best places to park in South San Francisco?

    If you're looking for free parking for your car rental in South San Francisco, from 9 am to 6 am., there's no charge for metered parking in San Francisco's central business district and that includes hotels and garages. If you're looking for overnight parking in San Francisco, the Municipal Transportation Agency offers free parking at their lots. This is a great option for those who want to park their car in town and then not worry about it until the next day.

South San Francisco car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

8.4

Very good

537 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in South San Francisco

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Locations in South San Francisco

177 S. Airport Blvd.

+1 650 624 6391

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

177 S. Airport Blvd

+1 650 952 4720

Monday09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday09:00 - 20:00
Thursday09:00 - 20:00
Friday09:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 20:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Very nice people good customer service

Cons:

No

3.6 Poor

Dec. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Nickel and dimed me to pieces. Charged me for 1 extra hour and then an additional charge for being Late. Smdh.

2.8 Poor

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

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 Poor

Jun. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

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.

Cons:

Having staff available during business hours. Customer service skill training. Car was fine.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

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.

Cons:

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 Very good

Jun. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

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

1 out of 123

Payless

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.3

Value for money

7.0

One location in South San Francisco

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Locations in South San Francisco

1440 San Mateo Ave

+1 650 583 9800

Monday09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday09:00 - 20:00
Thursday09:00 - 20:00
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2.0 Poor

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

n/a

Cons:

There were no cars available even though I booked in advance

4.4 Mediocre

Dec. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The rental car was in good condition and the airport shuttle was fast.

Cons:

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 Poor

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I was not able to get this car.

Cons:

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 Good

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Midel

Cons:

More clean, more model choices

8.8 Very good

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

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.

Cons:

Drop off at terminals.

7.6 Good

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

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.

1 out of 45

E-Z Rent-A-Car

4.2

Mediocre

64 reviews

Cleanliness

5.5

Comfort

4.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.7

Value for money

4.0

One location in South San Francisco

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Locations in South San Francisco

323 S Canal St

+1 650 343 3052

Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday07:00 - 22:30
Thursday07:00 - 22:30
Friday07:00 - 22:30
Saturday07:00 - 22:30
Sunday07:00 - 22:30

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5.6 Fair

Jul. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The employees were kind, resourceful and worked hard. The car started, stopped and turned as expected.

Cons:

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 Very good

Jul. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

It was cheap and the car was in very good condition.

Cons:

The rental location is not anywhere near the airport. Shuttles suck, use an uber.

6.4 Okay

Jul. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Shuttle was waiting for us at the airport

Cons:

the pick-up was slow. No one accompanied me to the car to do the detailed check.

4.4 Mediocre

Jun. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

It 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 Poor

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was fine

Cons:

I 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 Fair

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

A comfortable late model car

Cons:

The 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.

1 out of 12

Budget

10.0

Wonderful

3 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in South San Francisco

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230 Harbor Way

+1 650 837 9095

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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Silvercar

10.0

Wonderful

6 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in South San Francisco

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Locations in South San Francisco

237 Harbor Way

+1 855 359 2227

Monday09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday09:00 - 20:00
Thursday09:00 - 20:00
Friday09:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 20:00
Sunday09:00 - 20:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

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.

Cons:

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 Wonderful

Sep. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Very nice, clean Audi A4

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Wonderful

Jul. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

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!

1 out of 1

Avis

6.4

One location in South San Francisco

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Locations in South San Francisco

230 Harbor Way

+1 650 588 5585

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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8.0 Very good

Aug. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Savings over airport pick-up

Cons:

A bit hard to find without Sat-Nav

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

the price for picking up off the airport was significantly better.. super close by.. $20 cab ride to save hundreds of dollars

8.0 Very good

Jan. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

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 Wonderful

Nov. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great service all the way through!

Cons:

Everything was great!

5.6 Fair

Oct. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was clean, gas efficient and reliable.

Cons:

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 Very good

Oct. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Able to upgrade to better car.

Cons:

Location-no shuttle from airport.

1 out of 3

Flight Car

No score available yet

One location in South San Francisco

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Locations in South San Francisco

San Francisco airport

+1 844 435 8227

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Priceline

No score available yet

One location in South San Francisco

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S. Airport Blvd

Opening times not available

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Zeeba Rent-A-Van

No score available yet

One location in South San Francisco

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Locations in South San Francisco

101 Haskins Way

+1 800 940 9332

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850 travellers who rented a car in South San Francisco gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

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Intermediate

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