San Francisco Bay Area car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in San Francisco Bay Area

EconomyC$ 24/day
CompactC$ 24/day
IntermediateC$ 25/day
StandardC$ 26/day
Full-sizeC$ 27/day
SUVC$ 58/day
MinivanC$ 35/day
Full-size SUVC$ 39/day
MiniC$ 18/day
PremiumC$ 26/day
Passenger VanC$ 73/day
LuxuryC$ 44/day
ConvertibleC$ 55/day
Pick-up truckC$ 47/day
Premium SUVC$ 57/day
Supplier choiceC$ 27/day
Standard SUVC$ 31/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 32/day
Compact SUVC$ 34/day
Standard station wagonC$ 34/day
Supplier choice sedanC$ 35/day
Premium coupeC$ 52/day
Luxury SUVC$ 61/day
CoupeC$ 63/day
Open-air all-terrainC$ 63/day
Supplier choice SUVC$ 66/day
Supplier choice coupeC$ 71/day
Luxury coupeC$ 78/day
CommercialC$ 103/day
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Car rental directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise car rental locations in San Francisco Bay Area

    45 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in San Francisco Bay Area

    35 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in San Francisco Bay Area

    20 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in San Francisco Bay Area

    20 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in San Francisco Bay Area

    8 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in San Francisco Bay Area

    8 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car rental locations in San Francisco Bay Area

    6 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in San Francisco Bay Area

    5 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in San Francisco Bay Area

    4 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in San Francisco Bay Area

    4 Locations

  • airportvanre

    Airport Van car rental locations in San Francisco Bay Area

    3 Locations

  • eaglerac

    Eagle Rent A Car car rental locations in San Francisco Bay Area

    3 Locations

Top tips for renting a car in San Francisco Bay Area

  • If you intend to drive in the Bay Area, keeping in mind the region’s car seat rules for safe navigation of rental cars is crucial. Parents driving with children under eight years old must secure them in car seats or booster seats in the rear of the vehicle. Toddlers under two years old and less than 40 inches or 40 pounds must be secured in rear-facing car seats at the back of the car. All passengers under eight must use seat belts or a booster seat.
  • Parking can be hard to find in the Bay Area, especially around major cities. There are metered and garage parking options. When parking in a permit-only zone, avoid exceeding your time limit as it leads to steep charges. If you intend to parallel park facing uphill, ensure your wheels are turned away from the curb in case of parking brakes failure. Avoid parking along streets or tunnels or neighborhoods with reserved parking for its residents. Breaking the area’s parking rules can lead to towing, so ensure to follow all parking laws.
  • Driving under the influence can be a severe offense for car rentals in the Bay Area. If the blood-alcohol level is above 0.8%, avoid driving. It is also illegal to smoke in a vehicle when there is a pedestrian under eighteen in the car. Distracted driving is also prohibited, and it includes using cellphones, applying makeup, or changing clothes when driving. Reckless driving is also illegal and might lead to steep charges on the rental bill.
  • Drivers that intend to drive car rentals in the Bay Area must have a valid driving license. The validity of the driving permit must cover the entire period you intend to rent the car. If you are a foreigner, ensure the driving license is in English. Non-English-speaking foreigners can acquire an International Driver’s Permit for translation purposes. Some car rental companies do not accept digital licenses and the license provided must have a photograph of the driver. Any additional drivers must be present when signing the rental contract.

FAQs about renting a car in San Francisco Bay Area