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Pick-up locationSunnyvale
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Rental locations5
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Sunnyvale

  • If you are a resident of Sunnyvale, a weekend getaway in San Jose’s top attractions is recommended. Consider getting cheap car rentals in Sunnyvale for a chance to tour such places conveniently. The trails found in Los Gatos Creek Trail are excellent for hiking and picnics, and an approximate 15-minutedrive should get you there from Sunnyvale city center. With a rental car, it would take about 14min to get to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, which is great for touring with family. Additionally, you may consider taking kids to the Children’s Fairyland in Oakland, about 42 miles away. Rental cars in Sunnyvale are ideal for touring attractions in neighboring cities.
  • While driving your cheap car rentals in Sunnyvale, consider paying attention to the parking and loading zones. The city has marked curbs that indicate the type of zone. There are restricted zones that do not permit drivers to stop without a valid reason. You should not stop your rental vehicle in red, yellow, or white zones. A red zone denotes a No Parking Zone, a white zone denotes a Passenger Loading Zone, and a Yellow indicates a Loading Zone. Avoid parking at Disabled Parking Zones, marked in blue, unless you have reduced movement. Finally, you are allowed to park in a Restricted Parking Zone marked by green for only 12min between 7 am and 6 pm.
  • Most Sunnyvale car rentals have a free cancellation policy. Therefore, you do not have to worry about paying extra charges for canceling your car rental booking. Additionally, most car rental companies in Sunnyvale City allow you to book in advance and complete your payment later. Therefore, you can book a rental car and pay up during pick-up. Car rental agencies in Sunnyvale aim to promote convenience to their clients through these policies.
  • Sunnyvale, though it has much in the way of commuter public transportation, lacks public transportation within the city itself. Because of this, it is highly recommended that visitors rent a vehicle during their time in the city. This is especially the case if you plan on visiting some of the natural scenery outside of town, like Baylands Park, during your time in Sunnyvale.
  • The Bay Area has many airports to choose from. If you are arriving at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, the rental car counters are located in the Rental Car Center across from Terminal B. At San Francisco International Airport, the rental car desks are found at the Rental Car Center located on the airport’s AirTrain Blue Line. As for Oakland International Airport, shuttle buses are available at all terminals to take passengers to the designated Rental Center.
  • Due to its largely suburban nature, it is very normal to see plenty of pedestrians and bicyclists wantonly crossing roads and jaywalking in Sunnyvale. This is especially the case during the warmer parts of the year and during afternoon hours. Drivers should be cautious and on the lookout for potential jaywalkers and keep them in mind when navigating Sunnyvale.
  • Rush hour in Sunnyvale, while not as bad as neighboring San Francisco, is worth avoiding at its peak hours. The morning rush hour starts around 6:00 a.m. and goes until 9:00 a.m, while the afternoon rush hour goes from around 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. As for roads to avoid during rush hour in Sunnyvale, US-101 and I-280 are the two main culprits for rush hour traffic.
  • Book your rental car in Sunnyvale at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Sunnyvale are around 204% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Sunnyvale

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Sunnyvale?

    Sunnyvale has wide streets that are perfect for any size and make of vehicle. Drivers will be comfortable in SUVs, compacts, and sedans. Additionally, parking is a simple affair in the city, as the spots are large and suitable for all vehicles. However, if Sunnyvale is just the beginning of your journey in California, you might want a lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicle as gas in the Golden State doesn’t come cheap.

  • What’s the speed limit in Sunnyvale?

    Neighborhoods and residential areas in Sunnyvale have speed limits of 25 to 35 mph, while on proper city roads the speed limit goes up to 50 mph. Rural roads and motorways outside of the city range from 50 to 65 mph and interstates can get up to 70 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Sunnyvale?

    If you are in the main downtown area of Sunnyvale, then parking garages are your best bet for finding a guaranteed spot. There are a number of parking garages throughout the city and are often conveniently located near public transport for commuters. Parking garages are also affordable, with many of the garages being public and thus free to use. If you are in the residential parts of town, you may find on-street parking to be more convenient as spots are readily available.

  • How much is gas price in Sunnyvale?

    The average gas price in Sunnyvale is C$ 5.36 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 64 and C$ 86, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Sunnyvale?

    Standard (Ford Edge or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Sunnyvale.

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

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

  • 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, Fox, Hertz, Dollar, Sixt, Budget, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis and Europcar.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Sunnyvale?

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

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Sunnyvale?

    A Standard car rental in Sunnyvale costs C$ 180 per day, on average.

  • Which car rental company has the most offices in Sunnyvale?

    Hertz is one of the many car rental agencies that can easily be located in the city, thanks to its four locations. Enterprise can also be easily found as it has three offices in the city. Therefore, regardless of your location in the city, you can always find a car rental office near you.

  • Are there car rental agencies in Downtown Sunnyvale?

    Downtown Sunnyvale has several reputable car rental agencies where you can get a rental vehicle of your choice. Therefore, if you are walking the streets in Downtown Sunnyvale, you don’t need to take a taxi or public bus to further areas to get a rental car.

Sunnyvale car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

18 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

3 locations in Sunnyvale

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680 West El Camino Real

+1 408 730 0900

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815 E El Camino Real

+1 408 733 3700

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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891 E El Camino Real

+1 650 967 6800

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Super quick pick up. Excellent customer service.

8.0 Very good

Jun. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Prompt free pickup. Easy paperwork and quick to get into the vehicle. The car was nice and clean. Ease of return. Got exactly the same car that was requested online.

Cons:

Some discrepancies with their billing system. On the computer it was $7-8 on top of final price. On their tablet, it was the exact price. When driving, can feel issues with gear change, acceleration/pickup etc with the car. This may be due to the wear and tear and different driving styles of previous renters. But never had any major problems or breakdown.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Fantastic service & great car & people

9.2 Wonderful

Jan. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Extremely comfortable, great gas mileage, lots of nice features in the vehicle, drove very smooth.

Cons:

We received the vehicle with one of the tires having much less tire pressure and we had to go and fix the tire pressure ourselves. There was also old used bottles of water and mouthwash under the seats.

2.0 Poor

Jan. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

not getting a car at all when I showed up to the rental on the day of because THEY WERE CLOSED, and then not receiving any discount in having to book another car myself within the hour of this happening. Absolutely horrible experience. Customer service not helpful at all.

2.0 Poor

Jan. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I wasn't even able to get the car since they were closed on the day of booking. I called 3 times and was told someone would call me back to help get another car rental at the same price but no one called me back. Totally messed up my plans for the holidays. Never renting from enterprise again.

1 out of 2

Hertz

8.0

Very good

21 reviews

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.4

3 locations in Sunnyvale

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170 E El Camino Real

+1 408 774 0159

Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
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510 E El Camino Real Ste D

+1 408 524 8700

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Ames Research Ctr

+1 650 623 0179

Monday07:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent customer service. Very friendly and helpful. Thanks!!

Cons:

Very good experience renting the car. I don't think anything could have been better.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The rental car was clean. Mohammed was very helpful and explained the different coverages and how much each was, per day. He also put my concerns at ease and explained how they clean and disinfect the car during Covid-19 times. Thank you Mohammed.

2.0 Poor

Feb. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Facility was closed when I arrived

Cons:

I don’t understand why rental was at noon when facility was closed. I had to pay 200 extra to change locations. It was a huge disappointment and hassle. I’m extremely dissatisfied.

8.8 Very good

Jan. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Smooth operations at both the Sunnyvale (pickup) and SJC (dropoff) locations.

8.0 Very good

Aug. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff.

Cons:

Longer than expected wait times.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Fast service

1 out of 5

Avis

6.4

One location in Sunnyvale

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2895 El Camino Real

+1 408 246 7900

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Due to a delay in our luggage arriving, we couldn't pick up the reservation as scheduled. The next day we found out the car we booked was no longer available, but fortunately the local team was able to locate it at another location, and drove us there to get it.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Cost vehicle cleanliness of the vehicle quick service at pick/up and even quicker at drop off

6.4 Okay

Oct. 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at pick up and drop off were great and check-out was seamless.

Cons:

Chevy Cruze is a terrible highway car.; very uncomfortable & noisy. Car was dirty and dusty inside and out. Car had large dent in drivers side door.

1 out of 1

Budget

6.4

One location in Sunnyvale

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2895 El Camino Real

+1 408 445 2330

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

New clean car

Cons:

No ability to adjust pricing if I wanted a smaller car once there.

1 out of 1

Sixt

7.4

Good

No reviews available

One location in Sunnyvale

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800 West El Camino Real

+1 888 749 8227

Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
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One location in Sunnyvale

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1240 Birchwood Drive

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49 travellers who rented a car in Sunnyvale gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.6

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