Car hire at San Francisco Airport

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Cheap car rentals at San Francisco Airport

EconomyC$ 29/day
CompactC$ 29/day
IntermediateC$ 30/day
StandardC$ 30/day
Full-sizeC$ 31/day
MinivanC$ 40/day
PremiumC$ 39/day
LuxuryC$ 52/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 37/day
Standard SUVC$ 42/day
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San Francisco Airport car rental reviews and directory

Fox

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.8

Value for money

5.6

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from C$ 64/day

Locations in San Francisco Airport

435 South Airport Boulevard

+1 415 917 2713

Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
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8.0 Very good

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Jose was great and super helpful. I also had an incident with lost keys and Philip was incredibly responsive and accommodating especially when there was a mix up.

Cons:

The lost and found process could have been more organized/smoother.

7.6 Good

Jan. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

the dropoff was quick and easy. Pickup was a 2 hour wait in a line only to find a clerk who didn't know how to handle long-term rentals, and another wait for the manager.

Cons:

more help at the pickup line, or better staffing for expected surges.

8.4 Very good

Jan. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes, staff were very helpful.

Cons:

At first they offered us a smelly old Toyota RAV from Utah, with the windows open. That was a clue - really smelly. And we wanted a SUV for the all-wheel drive; that one was only 2-wheel drive.

2.8 Poor

Jan. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Outrageous daily fees for tolls. Did not give me the car I asked for; gave me a car with less comfort and worse mileage.

2.0 Poor

Jan. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Cheaters

3.2 Poor

Jan. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

This was a horrible experience getting dragged through the coals by car rentals.com and fox

Cons:

Problem 1: I accidentally submit the rental for two days and I only neede the car one. There was no way to change this even after retuning the car in ) hours I still had to pay for two. Kayak said the car would be fifteen dollars a day... the site recharged me 58 dollars (two days) and the guy at the counter tried to charge me 123 dollars with tacked in charges. How we got to 123 dollars from 15 is mysterious. I had to fight to get the total down to 70 and this still seems like way too much for borrowing a car for 6 hours.

1 out of 241

Alamo

8.7

Very good

843 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

8.4

One location in San Francisco Airport

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from C$ 96/day

Locations in San Francisco Airport

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
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
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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

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop off was great, loved that you end up on the top floor where the people mover is located. Very personable and helpful agent checked me in.

Cons:

Going over information about traveling tolls- didnt' even realize there was a fact sheet in the rental agreement folder.

9.2 Wonderful

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Crumbs on right front seat.

8.8 Very good

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

drop off super easy and efficient

Cons:

check in process

5.6 Fair

Jun. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I was offered an upgrade, which I accepted. Unfortunately, the upgrade changed my drop off location. My original reservation was cancelled. It cost me $140 extra for the very same vehicle.

Cons:

When I dropped off the vehicle, there was a long line. The employee took my keys and said he would mail a receipt. I still have not received one.

1 out of 111

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.5

Very good

557 reviews

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.5

One location in San Francisco Airport

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from C$ 146/day

Locations in San Francisco Airport

780 North Mcdonnell Rd

+1 833 635 0431

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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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.

4.8 Mediocre

Jun. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Efficient process for pick-up.

Cons:

Car stank of cigarette smoke at pick-up, a deep cleaning would have been nice. Guy was a bit cold and rude about wanting me to put a mask on. On check-in, I identified a few scratches on the car and the guy confined they were in the system. On check out, the same guy said those scratches weren’t in the system and made me fill out reports. Got the impression I was being taken for a ride.

1 out of 76

Payless

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

7.3

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1440 San Mateo Ave

+1 650 583 9800

Monday09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday09:00 - 19:00
Thursday09:00 - 19:00
Friday09:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 19:00
Sunday09:00 - 19:00
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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

Budget

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

6.5

One location in San Francisco Airport

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from C$ 114/day

Locations in San Francisco Airport

780 Mcdonnell Road

+1 650 877 0998

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Sep. 2022

KAYAK
we were given a huge van for 12 person. Was not what we rented .(we rented for 6 person) The front desk at San Francisco airport was extremely slow . Only one person attending . We had to wait 90 minute ,4am in te morning ! Next day we went to Oakland airport to change the originally category of car we rented . They gave us a model General Motors that did not have the chip to navégate . We decided to take it because we had meeting to attend and we have no more time to deal with this issue . Very disappointed with the car . The mirror ( retrovisores ) did not work properly . Was difficult to see the cars on the side . We call during the day to eliminate some charges like insurance . Hope they will respect this aspect . Also we wanted to be charge only the tolls used , not the fee of 250 dollars they charge us . Hope you can answer to our bad experience we had to with renting wit budget . And we are charge what correspond . Sorry about my written English . Sincerely Isabella

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2022

KAYAK
Although a Long line, another associate would ask if you were pre-registered and sent customers to a shorter line that helped move the line along quicker. Wasn’t able to get car we wanted but gave us a better model that worked out great!

2.0 Poor

Aug. 2022

KAYAK
The lines were insane at SFO and Kona. After an hour, and only half way through the line, I cancelled my reservation. I took an Lyft and rented elsewhere. Never again!

6.0 Okay

May 2022

KAYAK
We did not receive the car we reserved, but we did get a quality substitute. We had to wait way longer in line than expected to pick up our rental. We did not have copies of our Budget Fast Track, so we waited for 45 minutes before we got our car. There were way too few attendants at the checkout stations for the number of customers in line. The car was clean, though there was a slight lingering odor of smoke, even after the thorough cleaning (I was informed, when we dropped off the car, that Budget uses very strong chemicals to thoroughly clean their vehicles, strong enough that the cleaning crew needs to wear highly protective gear to avoid injury). Even though renters are NOT ALLOWED to smoke inside these vehicles, they do anyway. Our return, however, was simple and went very quickly, without any issues.

8.0 Very good

Jun. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car

Cons:

Waited in a really long line to get the rental

4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was ok

Cons:

Extra fees, gas charge even though I filled it. Won’t use budget/avis ever again

1 out of 58

Thrifty

Most popular

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

6.6

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from C$ 61/day

Locations in San Francisco Airport

780 Mcdonnell Rd

+1 877 283 0898

Monday06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday06:30 - 23:00
Thursday06:30 - 23:00
Friday06:30 - 23:00
Saturday06:30 - 23:00
Sunday06:30 - 23:00
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1.9 Poor

Jul. 2021

KAYAK
Customer service was awful.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent service

Cons:

Keep it up the excellent service

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

We waited over 2 hours for a reservation we had made a month before our trip. As an apology for waiting, the associate at the desk assured us we could return the car empty, but we were charged over $100 for gas upon return. On the way out of the lot after we finally were placed in a car, the parking lot attendant lowered the security gate on our car, and the replacement they gave us was an older model than we paid for, and very dirty and smelly.

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Everything - surly staff, long wait in line only to be told my car wouldn't be available for 1.5-2.0 hours. Ended up in a tiny compact car that killed my back. When I dropped off the staff member was swearing to himself and banging things around before he got to me. Terrible. I will never rent from Thrifty again.

4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was good. Need to work with customers to give them a better option when renting car

Cons:

Offer a better car option......

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

We liked the size of the car and the gas mileage. Drop off was fine.

Cons:

Pick-up was terrible. They did not have enough cars even for those of us who booked ahead of time. Long line and minimum wait was 2 hours from scheduled time. Very inconvenient to all parties. Understaffed and rented far more cars than they had available. Very poor planning.

1 out of 118

Avis

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

6.7

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from C$ 100/day

Locations in San Francisco Airport

780 Mcdonnell Road

+1 650 877 6780

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
Waited for two hours to get the car! Their system is slow, their service is not optimal nor friendly! Just bad experience for a lot of money! Will not use them again.

8.0 Very good

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff at the pickup was very friendly and helpful.

Cons:

I was unable to find the return location, tried calling and no answer. Ended up being late by 20 min and getting charged for a whole extra day. The drop off process was pretty bad.

7.2 Good

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great

Cons:

I tried to change my reservation via the phone, but was unable to reach anyone. I ended up just dropping the car off a full day early, but was charged the full amount.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Jay from the Bay was awesome.

Cons:

Nothing! I got a hybrid and it was sweet. Put more of these into your fleet!

2.0 Poor

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The car was old, the cost was high, and the check-in was the WORST!! They had five people standing around and it took me an hour to get a car!

5.2 Fair

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The two hour wait at pick up was RIDICULOUS. Avis has TERRIBLE customer service.

1 out of 18

Dollar

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.1

Value for money

6.2

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from C$ 75/day

Locations in San Francisco Airport

780 Mcdonnell Rd

+1 866 434 2226

Monday06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday06:30 - 23:00
Thursday06:30 - 23:00
Friday06:30 - 23:00
Saturday06:30 - 23:00
Sunday06:30 - 23:00
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2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The 2 hour wait to pick up the car and having 1 person on duty killed the enjoyment of the rental.

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They ran out of cars, we had to wait over an hour to get a vehicle. And the total cost of the car was over $200 more than quoted.

2.0 Poor

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Scheduled a 10:00pm pick up. Arrived before 10. The Dollar counter at SFO was closed, and Dollar left us literally stranded at the airport. Luckily the Avis desk was open, but of course they only had SUV’s available.. so my $130 rental turned into a $200 rental and about an about of lost time at the airport. The receptionist at the Avis desk admitted that they (Avis) and most other employees at the rental car desks will commonly leave early well before the stated hours of operation, stranding people at the airport. I politely told her what I thought of her and took my overpriced “SUV” which turned out to be a Ford Escape.. hardly an SUV.

Cons:

Everything.

2.0 Poor

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I was confirm a luxury spot car on reservation. Agent just gave me a premium car instead. When I confront him with my booking email and he said it is their computer error , they never had this category. He said they only have it as prestige group. He could only offer premium to me. When he offer the insurance o me, I said I already purchased the insurance along with my booking. He is not pleasant and said it is the online thing again.

Cons:

Agent should deliver what it was confirm on booking. They should not down grade customer request.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Dollars car rental is good

Cons:

CarRentals.com with extremely poor and customer unfriendly service.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Great attendant at check out. Offered a great upgrade option for my mystery pick up.

Cons:

I was not aware that there would be a $200 deposit upon pick up.

1 out of 90

National

8.7

Very good

40 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.6

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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

Sixt

7.5

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

7.5

One location in San Francisco Airport

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Locations in San Francisco Airport

780 N McDonnell Rd

+1 888 749 8227

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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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.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
The service during our rental experience was phenomenal. We received especially great service from Subhadra during our pickup at SFO. She was extremely helpful in talking us through our options and helping us arrive at the car that was the best fit for our trip.

6.0 Okay

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
I was so glad I wasn’t in the hour-long Budget line at SFO – apparently that is normal. I was annoyed that Sixt’s mobile check-in didn’t work and that I got “upgraded” to an SUV that ended up having a charge of $140 added for my pre-paid gas. I only used half the tank so I really didn’t need that!

10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
Staff was easy to work with, process was simple and streamlined, lines were much shorter than other car rentals, and the price was less. The car itself was perfect for our needs and in great condition, nearly new

2.0 Poor

Sep. 2022

KAYAK
We rented a small SUV from Sixt. I walked around the car at the beginning of the rental, and didn't see any damage. During our trip we barely used it, parked it at a private home, and in a big uncrowded lot at a conference, and returned it at 4:45am - no attendant was there. I then get an email from Sixt saying that we damaged the car!!! We had no accident, no curb hit, nothing that would even slightly damage the car. I can't believe a car rental agency this big would try something like that. Total B.S. - Avoid Sixt. They are good in Europe (we've rented from them a number of times there, but the U.S. is different).

1 out of 17

NU Car

6.6

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

6.8

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from C$ 47/day

Locations in San Francisco Airport

1409 Rollins Rd

+1 650 651 7145

Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00
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8.0 Very good

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The shuttle was cumbersome.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The Staff was Very Professional Patient and just overall cool. They Gave me Great Prices when I had to extend my Rental.

Cons:

The Deposit should be Only $200 for any Car or Truck as Long As your Card is on File.

8.0 Very good

Feb. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The only downside was waiting 30 minutes for the shuttle to take you off site to office. It added additional time on trip, but overall they were very efficient and friendly.

2.0 Poor

Jan. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Stayed open for regular business hours. Closing at 4 is ridiculous.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very friendly and helpful!

Cons:

Everything went well to customers satisfaction.

4.0 Mediocre

Dec. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff.

Cons:

I returned the car 2 days early and did not get a partial refund! Also the customer service center representative was awful and not at all friendly.

1 out of 10

Europcar

5.6

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.4

Value for money

6.2

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Please Go To Fox Counter

+1 415 917 2713

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4.0 Mediocre

Jan. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff (shuttle bus driver waited for us)

Cons:

Dropoff in San Francisco far away from airport and rental center (used by other brands)

2.0 Poor

Feb. 2023

KAYAK
Horrible experience, never been so rudely treated and lied to in all my years as a business traveler. Trying to force you to buy extra insurance under the premise that the car has NO insurance at all and they can not rent out a car w/o insurance. When I explained that according to the law, all rental car has basic insurance and that my Amex card will cover the CDW he became very rude and did everything he could to prevent us from renting the car. Asking for our passports, never under my 20+ years renting cars in the USA have we even been asked to show passports and then he demanded that we show him our international driver's licenses. Did not know that such a thing even existed anymore, it's just a translation. So we had to cancel the whole thing and take the long trip back to SFO airport Worst ever

2.0 Poor

Jan. 2023

KAYAK
Europcar is not in the terminal. They did not have my reservation. I had to rent from another company. They are not refunding my rental fee.

2.0 Poor

Dec. 2022

KAYAK
During reservation, we had selected option for the car rental at the airport terminal and not offsite. After reaching to the airport we realized that the car rental was offsite. Moreover, we were not informed anywhere during reservation that they close at 12:30 am. We reached there at midnight and they were closed. We booked the car but we lost the money and had to book another from the airport from what was available from a different car company,

10.0 Wonderful

Nov. 2022

KAYAK
Good agent at San Francisco Airport Fox rental company: Edgar.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov. 2022

KAYAK
Friendly staff; Wait time reasonable. My only complaint is that I was “upgraded” to a larger car. I should have declined the offer but I was tired and wanted to get going. Would have much preferred a smaller car. My bad.

1 out of 8

Airport Van

4.3

Mediocre

45 reviews

Cleanliness

5.6

Comfort

5.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.5

Value for money

4.6

One location in San Francisco Airport

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820 Malcom Road

+1 650 952 5543

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2.0 Poor

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly

Cons:

This was the worse rental ever, we got charge way too much for 3 days, the Van was shaky and in poor condition don’t rent from this place ever.

5.6 Fair

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Communication. My rental was scheduled for 3pm pickup and I called at 2pm to see if I could pickup early but the lady that answered the phone said no it won’t be ready until 3pm. I get there at 3pm and she’s tells me she don’t have a van available for me and that she might have 1 the next day. Other company’s try and figure that stuff out before the pickup. Also they call if they think they might have a problem not wait til the costumer gets there and then tell them they have to Van available. And then I had to ask if I can get the minivan at least cause it’s there. They when we said we called at 2pm to confirm and talked to her she said No that wasn't me not sure who it was you spoke to.

2.4 Poor

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing - the van that was given to us was very old and had a mechanical issue ( Engine shakes and driving wheel shakes on turns) the car started showing this issue 2 hours into our drive to tahoe. I called the office and inquired if I can go to the nearest rental and swap vans for the safety of my family. The customer service was very unprofessional and couldn't find me any solution other than dropping the van at a different location without getting a new van and in top of all of that getting charged $100 for dropping the van at a different location.

Cons:

Please don't ever get a van from there. It's for your and your family's safety.

2.0 Poor

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

They did not have correct van when we arrived, charged 300 more, and van we did get smelled like urine. We will never use them again!

2.8 Poor

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

There was no USB charging port in the minivan. We got it basically with no gas and they wouldn’t give us any gas credit as we returned it with more gas. When I dropped it off, there was no return airport shuttle and I had to take a Lyft which took a long time. DEFINITELY spend a couple extra bucks and use the main rental companies.

8.0 Very good

Jun. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff seemed to not trust you right away even after all documentation was given and true.

Cons:

The vehicle selection would have been nice

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 San Francisco Airport

from C$ 228/day

Locations in San Francisco Airport

237 Harbor Way

+1 855 359 2227

Monday09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday09:00 - 19:00
Thursday09:00 - 19:00
Friday09:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 19:00
Sunday09:00 - 19:00

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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!

Super Cheap

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in San Francisco Airport

from C$ 33/day

Locations in San Francisco Airport

10 Rollins Road Suite 106

+1 650 777 9993

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The prompt airport pickup, personal service, and amazing price.

State Van Rental

9.1

Wonderful

5 reviews

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.2

Value for money

8.4

One location in San Francisco Airport

from C$ 114/day

Locations in San Francisco Airport

1288 Old Bayshore Hwy

+1 888 315 6888

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8.4 Very good

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Cons:

Closer to airport

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

yes

Kyte

2.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in San Francisco Airport

from C$ 58/day

Locations in San Francisco Airport

500 John Daly Boulevard

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2.0 Poor

May 2023

KAYAK
I was like three hours straggling to find the car after three hours I called them they told me my reservation is canceled

E-Z Rent-A-Car

No score available yet

One location in San Francisco Airport

from C$ 44/day

Locations in San Francisco Airport

323 S Canal St

+1 650 343 3052

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

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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.

Hertz

No score available yet

One location in San Francisco Airport

from C$ 93/day

Locations in San Francisco Airport

780 Mcdonnell Road

+1 650 624 6600

Monday05:30 - 23:5900:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:5905:30 - 23:59
Wednesday05:30 - 23:5900:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:5905:30 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:5905:30 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:5905:30 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:5905:30 - 23:59

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8.8 Very good

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Online reservation process was easy: once we were helped the process of picking up car was simple and liked the car.

Cons:

Had to wait in line for quite awhile when picking up car. Only two agents available. When it was finally our turn though, the agent was very helpful and professional.

8.4 Very good

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Transportation back to terminal was convenient and wiick

Cons:

Finding the rental car facility-signage not very clear

5.6 Fair

Mar. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

My husband booked my car in advance online. When I arrived at the pickup at SFO, the agent took three times as long as the agents around her. In addition, she claimed the cost was going to be $170+ when we booked for a rate of $70. I brought this to her attention, but she claimed fees and taxes brought the cost up. She also said the car had to be returned that day by 6:00. We later discovered we could not return the car that day and that we would only be charged $90. Totally unnecessary worry thanks to an impatient and incorrect agent.

6.0 Okay

Mar. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

the car was clean and the price was decent

Cons:

the customer service, particularly at check in, was sadly lacking. I was in line for an agent when an employee told several of us to step out of line to use the kiosks. Since I had a reservation, I assumed this would be an automated process, so it made sense. But no, it was just a video conference line to other agents, who did not answer. So, we stood at the kiosks for 20 minutes, waiting while the people who had stayed in line got served. Not one of us at the kiosk even got a response. Finally, we went back into line- the back of the line- which by now was considerably longer. An agent spent a further 20 minutes fooling with the kiosks, instead of getting behind a desk to help the now stacked up customers. when we got to the desk- it took an inordinate amount of time, especially given that I had a reservation. I wanted to add a driver. The agent told us that the second driver would have to sign up at the exit gate (not true) - no one said anything about tolls, so when we crossed the bay bridge we were left wondering if we should pay cash, or the rental car would be charged.... directions to the car in the garage were abysmal- which I know sounds petty, but when your 71/2 months pregnant and schlepping luggage just makes a poor impression worse. returning it was easy enough, we'll see what happens with tolls. It was nothing catastrophic, but overall, it just left a bad enough taste that i'll try another agency for my next trip.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Night and day customer service. Great drop-off experience.

8.0 Very good

Mar. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off. We

Cons:

The car smelled like marijuana and the low tire pressure light was on for the entire rental. Tire pressure was ok

ADDCAR RENTAL

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One location in San Francisco Airport

Locations in San Francisco Airport

San Francisco airport

+1 650 777 9993

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Advance Car And Truck Rental

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One location in San Francisco Airport

Locations in San Francisco Airport

323 South Canal St

+1 650 343 3052

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Avr

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One location in San Francisco Airport

Locations in San Francisco Airport

San Francisco Airport

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Eagle Rent A Car

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One location in San Francisco Airport

Locations in San Francisco Airport

San Francisco airport

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Easirent

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One location in San Francisco Airport

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San Francisco International Airport

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Elita Rent A Car

No score available yet

One location in San Francisco Airport

Locations in San Francisco Airport

San Francisco Airport International SFO

+1 650 343 3052

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Flight Car

No score available yet

One location in San Francisco Airport

Locations in San Francisco Airport

San Francisco airport

+1 844 435 8227

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Fox Autorent

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One location in San Francisco Airport

Locations in San Francisco Airport

San Francisco Airport International SFO

+1 415 917 2713

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Goldcar Rental SP

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One location in San Francisco Airport

Locations in San Francisco Airport

780 N Mcdonnell Rd Car Rental Center San Francisco Ca

+1 415 917 2713

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Its Rent a Car

No score available yet

One location in San Francisco Airport

Locations in San Francisco Airport

1001 Bayhill Drive, Suite 299, San Bruno, CA

+1 415 370 8478

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keddy by Europcar

No score available yet

One location in San Francisco Airport

Locations in San Francisco Airport

Take Air Tram For Advantage Shuttle- 1288 Old Bayshore Hwy

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Loop Van

No score available yet

One location in San Francisco Airport

Locations in San Francisco Airport

4321 Ingot St

+1 888 600 0793

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Los Angeles Van Rentals

No score available yet

One location in San Francisco Airport

Locations in San Francisco Airport

780 Mcdonnell Road

310-645-2019

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Priceline

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One location in San Francisco Airport

Locations in San Francisco Airport

S. Airport Blvd

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Reach Rental

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One location in San Francisco Airport

Locations in San Francisco Airport

819 Mitten Rd, Burlingame, Ca , Usa

+1 800 761 8913

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Rhodium

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One location in San Francisco Airport

Locations in San Francisco Airport

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
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in San Francisco Airport

Locations in San Francisco Airport

780 Mcdonnell Road

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TravelCar

No score available yet

One location in San Francisco Airport

Locations in San Francisco Airport

101 San Francisco International Airport Tram

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VIPCars Recommendation

No score available yet

One location in San Francisco Airport

Locations in San Francisco Airport

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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Yesaway

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One location in San Francisco Airport

Locations in San Francisco Airport

San Francisco International Airport(contact +1 6504666123)

+1 800 781 1023

Monday10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday10:00 - 18:00
Thursday10:00 - 18:00
Friday10:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00

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Zeeba Rent-A-Van

No score available yet

One location in San Francisco Airport

from C$ 98/day

Locations in San Francisco Airport

101 Haskins Way

+1 800 940 9332

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4743 travellers who rented a car in San Francisco Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.7

Car rental locations at San Francisco Airport

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

C$ 89/day

Good deal

C$ 70/day

Top tips for renting a car at San Francisco Airport

  • When you reserve a car rental at San Francisco Airport, you will have access to a convenient and comfortable way to travel throughout the region. San Francisco is not a particularly walkable city, and while it does have public transportation, driving is one of the easiest ways to move throughout neighborhoods and travel to attractions. Having your own vehicle will also make it convenient to go to nearby cities, and it will come in handy for those that have several pieces of luggage.
  • No matter what your preferences are, you’ll be able to find the perfect model for your car rental at San Francisco Airport. Those that will mainly be exploring downtown may want an economy vehicle for their San Francisco Airport car rental, as these can be convenient for parking and navigating narrow streets. If you’ll be traveling with a few friends or family members, you can choose an SUV instead, as this is a spacious option that can hold suitcases. If you’re visiting during a sunny period, consider selecting an SUV instead.
  • To return your car rental at San Francisco Airport, simply bring it back to where you initially received it. Car rental agencies that have on-site branches usually have their return area on McDonnell Road, and there will be signs to help you find the drop-off location. Some rental agencies have off-site locations, and you will need to take note of where you first received your vehicle in order to bring it back once your rental period is complete.
  • San Francisco is a huge business hub and a popular destination amongst visitors, so its roads can often be congested. If you would like to avoid getting caught in any traffic, try to not be at the rental center during rush hour, which is typically between 7 and 9 am and 4.30 and 6.30 pm. There are a few roads that tend to be busier than others, and these include Interstates 80, 180, and 238.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars at San Francisco Airport for C$ 85 or less
  • Book your rental car at San Francisco Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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