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San Francisco, CA, United States
10 Aug — 17 Aug
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San Francisco, CA, United States
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San Francisco car rental information

Pick-up locationSan Francisco
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations84
Airport locations24
Popular agenciesBudget, Avis, Dollar, Hertz, Alamo

Cheap car rentals in San Francisco

₹ 30/dayEconomy
₹ 34/dayCompact
₹ 34/dayIntermediate
₹ 37/dayStandard
₹ 39/dayFull-size
₹ 70/dayFull-size SUV
₹ 57/dayPremium
₹ 59/dayLuxury
₹ 54/dayIntermediate SUV
₹ 56/dayCompact SUV
₹ 59/dayStandard SUV
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car hire excess insurance in San Francisco

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some San Francisco car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in San Francisco.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your San Francisco car rental.

Reviews and directory for self drive car rentals in San Francisco

From ₹ 2,589/dayRated no. 1
Fox
Best rated
5.8 Okay (1357 reviews)
1 location in San Francisco
Fox
Locations in San Francisco
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
  • 6.3
  • 6.3
  • 5.6
  • 5.3
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2 Aug 2021
1.9 Horrible30 Jul 2021
1.9 Horrible28 Jul 2021
7.9 Good28 Jul 2021
1.9 Horrible23 Jul 2021
10.0 Excellent22 Jul 2021
3.9 Mediocre22 Jul 2021
1.9 Horrible19 Jul 2021
7.9 Good15 Jul 2021
10.0 Excellent14 Jul 2021
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From ₹ 3,238/dayRated no. 2
Alamo
Most popular
8.8 Excellent (976 reviews)
4 locations in San Francisco
Alamo
Locations in San Francisco
340 O Farrell St+1 888 826 6893
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
350 Beach St+1 415 474 9600
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
687 Folsom St+1 415 882 9440
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
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
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
7.9 Good22 Jul 2021
10.0 Excellent19 Jul 2021
7.9 Good10 Jul 2021
6.0 Good4 Jun 2021
Pros: Easy pick up and drop off.Cons: The car has a strong Marijuana smell even tho it’s supposed to be a non smoking car.
10.0 Excellent11 May 2021
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 Excellent29 Nov 2020
Pros: Great attention. Car was neat. Quick pick up and return
10.0 Excellent23 Sep 2020
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 Excellent10 Sep 2020
Cons: Crumbs on right front seat.
5.2 Okay18 Aug 2020
Pros: Premium carCons: You lied to me about the price. I was charged more at the rental company, so I called and was told not to worry. But I received my bill yesterday and the charge is the higher one.
8.8 Excellent21 Jul 2020
Pros: drop off super easy and efficientCons: check in process
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From ₹ 3,726/dayRated no. 3
Enterprise
8.6 Excellent (864 reviews)
11 locations in San Francisco
Enterprise
Locations in San Francisco
1600 Mission St+1 415 522 5900
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
2 Embarcadero Center+1 415 362 2003
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
312 8th St+1 415 703 9000
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
33 Cambon Dr+1 415 337 9000
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
340 O Farrell St+1 415 837 1700
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
350 Beach St+1 415 474 9600
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
4250 Geary Blvd+1 415 750 2500
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
45 Charter Oak Ave+1 415 330 0270
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
550 Turk St+1 415 447 0520
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
687 Folsom St+1 415 546 6777
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
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
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible28 Jul 2021
5.9 Okay21 Jul 2021
10.0 Excellent6 Jul 2021
Pros: They were on it! Other rental agencies had long lines - enterprise was efficient and organized. Much appreciated!
10.0 Excellent18 May 2021
Pros: All the staff I encountered were friendly and helpful.
10.0 Excellent5 Apr 2021
Cons: First car's media center wasnt working so they switched us to a comparable car.
10.0 Excellent16 Mar 2021
Pros: The staff were extremely helpful. I ended up changing my reservation to an earlier time with no cost, then was unable to make it in that early due to unexpected circumstances. They ended up adjusting it so I could bring it back later on my return date, which they didn’t have to do. Staff is very friendly and laid back. Will definitely come back to this location.Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent6 Dec 2020
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 Excellent1 Dec 2020
Cons: Excellent experience
6.0 Good17 Nov 2020
Pros: The staff really Did their best to make sure I was satisfied with my vehicle and their serviceCons: They did not have the car I reserved for me because they were busy. My pickup wait time was about an hour. The tire pressure light was in the whole drive to LA. Then on the drive down a notice for an oil Change came up. There also wasn’t any wiper fluid.
10.0 Excellent28 Oct 2020
Pros: Friendly staff, quick pick up and drop off, clean facilities, accommodated despite not having the exact car ordered. Very pleased with overall experience
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From ₹ 3,132/dayRated no. 4
Avis
8.1 Excellent (140 reviews)
6 locations in San Francisco
Avis
Locations in San Francisco
333 OFarrell Street+1 415 292 4045
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
5 Embarcadero Center+1 415 395 4758
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
500 Beach Street - Suite 120+1 415 441 4141
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
675 Post Street+1 415 929 2555
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
780 McDonnell Road+1 650 877 6780
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
821 Howard Street+1 415 227 4227
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
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent18 Jul 2021
10.0 Excellent19 Jun 2021
Pros: Very fast pickup and drop off. Staff were really friendly.
2.0 Mediocre5 Apr 2021
Pros: Nothing.Cons: The location was closed when I got there. How was I able to make a reservation at 5pm when the place closes at 5pm? On top of that, I got there at 4:50 p.m and the location was closed. I attempted to go to the airport Avis location and swap my reservation there but the rate was 3x more expensive and the reservation non transferable. Ended up not getting a car and had to cancel all my plans for the weeeknd. On top of all of this, Avis is now charging me a no show fee.
2.0 Mediocre22 Mar 2021
Pros: NothingCons: Couldn't even pick up my car
8.0 Excellent18 Mar 2021
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.
8.8 Excellent13 Nov 2020
Pros: Very cleanCons: Pickup, the store we went to was very confused about our rental and the car had some flapping underneath
4.8 Okay25 Aug 2020
Cons: They didn't have a small-sized car that I originally requested, and first gave me a large Ford sedan that was very loud (the moment you turn it on, it makes a VROOM noise without accelerating), and when I requested a different car they said they only had a large SUV, so I ended up taking that which was very uncomfortable to drive.
5.2 Okay15 Aug 2020
Pros: Staff was friendlyCons: The car interior didn't seem clean
7.2 Good28 Jul 2020
Pros: Staff was greatCons: 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.
7.6 Good3 Feb 2020
Pros: Pick up staff were nice. Drop off staff were not very friendly and seemed understaffed. I had to wait to check out and get my receipt.
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From ₹ 3,066/dayRated no. 5
Budget
7.7 Good (353 reviews)
6 locations in San Francisco
Budget
Locations in San Francisco
333 O Farrell Street+1 628 895 0436
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
5 Embarcadero Center+1 415 433 3717
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
500 Beach Street, Suite 120+1 415 292 3683
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
675 Post Street+1 415 674 1917
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
780 Mcdonnell Road+1 650 877 0998
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
821 Howard Street+1 415 957 9998
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
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent14 Jul 2021
2.0 Mediocre6 Jul 2021
Pros: Easy drop offCons: They did not have the car I reserved. The car we received could not fit our party.
10.0 Excellent28 Jun 2021
Cons: They took more money from my credit card.
4.0 Okay16 Jun 2021
Pros: Car didn't die. Friendly person when dropping it off.Cons: Car made loud noise while idling. Called customer service who offered no assistance except the option to drive it back an hour each way to exchange and expressed no empathy for the inconvenience, after waiting to speak with someone for 40 minutes. Also the signs at the airport directed Fastbreak members to go to a different floor, only to get there and find that desk closed. No way to avoid the long line, defeating the point of Fastbreak.
8.0 Excellent4 Jun 2021
Pros: Car was excellent and exactly what we chose at bookingCons: In SF the number of people booking people in vs number of people waiting to pick up a car we’re not aligned. We were waiting in line almost 1 hour before spending 10 mins with a customer service rep to confirm our booking and pick up the car
8.0 Excellent1 Jun 2021
Pros: The carCons: Waited in a really long line to get the rental
8.0 Excellent23 May 2021
Cons: Keep up the good work
4.0 Okay10 May 2021
Pros: Car was okCons: Extra fees, gas charge even though I filled it. Won’t use budget/avis ever again
6.0 Good4 Apr 2021
Pros: Car drove smoothly. Drop off at Carlsbad airport was easy.Cons: I was assigned to a car that wasn't in the slot when I got there, and then in a traffic jam to get out of the parking garage. The other thing I thought was weird was for the first car I was assigned, I was told the car was on empty and would I like to pay to have it filled there... WTH? When has this EVER been a thing? I'm not paying overpriced airport car rental gas prices! Thankfully the real car I got had a full tank. There were also two men (other customers) in the rental area that were mingling maskless.
10.0 Excellent2 Apr 2021
Pros: ServiceCons: Everything was good
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From ₹ 3,082/dayRated no. 6
Thrifty
7.6 Good (755 reviews)
2 locations in San Francisco
Thrifty
Locations in San Francisco
364 O'farrell Street+1 415 788 8111
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
780 Mcdonnell Rd+1 877 283 0898
Monday06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday06:30 - 22:00
Thursday06:30 - 22:00
Friday06:30 - 22:00
Saturday06:30 - 22:00
Sunday06:30 - 22:00
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2 Aug 2021
1.9 Horrible1 Aug 2021
1.9 Horrible20 Jul 2021
1.9 Horrible19 Jul 2021
5.9 Okay19 Jul 2021
1.9 Horrible19 Jul 2021
10.0 Excellent13 Jul 2021
1.9 Horrible13 Jul 2021
7.9 Good9 Jul 2021
1.9 Horrible7 Jul 2021
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From ₹ 3,450/dayRated no. 7
Dollar
7.5 Good (640 reviews)
3 locations in San Francisco
Dollar
Locations in San Francisco
2500 Mason Street+1 866 434 2226
Monday07:30 - 15:00
Tuesday07:30 - 15:00
Wednesday07:30 - 15:00
Thursday07:30 - 15:00
Friday07:30 - 15:00
Saturday07:30 - 15:00
Sunday07:30 - 15:00
364 O Farrell St+1 415 771 5302
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
780 Mcdonnell Rd+1 866 434 2226
Monday06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday06:30 - 22:00
Thursday06:30 - 22:00
Friday06:30 - 22:00
Saturday06:30 - 22:00
Sunday06:30 - 22:00
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre20 Jul 2021
10.0 Excellent13 Jul 2021
10.0 Excellent5 Jul 2021
Pros: Check in person was excellent
7.9 Good23 Jun 2021
8.0 Excellent11 Jun 2021
Cons: Exterior of car could’ve been a little nicer
4.0 Okay9 Jun 2021
Pros: staffer was awesomeCons: car size not available, substitute did not hold enough luggage-
4.0 Okay8 Jun 2021
Pros: Staff ok, car not ready for almost an hour. Return went well.Cons: Having cars ready. I understand there is a shortage, but when you are on vacation and ready to drive the wait is annoying.
2.0 Mediocre4 Jun 2021
Cons: Any form of customer service. No explanation given as to why no cars were available even tho it had been reserved well in advance
10.0 Excellent2 Jun 2021
Pros: I liked that the desk agent didn’t take very long to process the pickup. The car served its purpose, taking us from point A to point B.Cons: I had difficulty locating the desk agent because they relocated got the 4th floor. I also had difficulty locating the car because we got instructions that the car was in stall 310 of the Hertz lot. As you can imagine it took a while for us to locate the stall.
2.0 Mediocre23 May 2021
Pros: NothingCons: The 2 hour wait to pick up the car and having 1 person on duty killed the enjoyment of the rental.
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From ₹ 3,185/dayRated no. 8
Hertz
7.2 Good (343 reviews)
11 locations in San Francisco
Hertz
Locations in San Francisco
1398 Bryant St+1 415 934 0529
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
325 Mason Street+1 415 771 2200
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
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335 Powell St+1 415 362 2780
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
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364 O'farrell Street+1 415 264 2441
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
3911 Alemany Blvd Suite 1003+1 650 994 1192
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
3928 Geary Blvd.+1 415 387 0136
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
500 Beach St #121+1 415 674 8330
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
780 Mcdonnell Road+1 650 624 6600
Monday05:30 - 23:59
Tuesday05:30 - 23:59
Wednesday05:30 - 23:59
Thursday05:30 - 23:59
Friday05:30 - 23:59
Saturday05:30 - 23:59
Sunday05:30 - 23:59
780 Mission Street+1 415 957 9425
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
840 Ellis Street+1 415 923 1119
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
950 Mason St+1 415 398 3944
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 6.8
  • 7
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible23 Jul 2021
5.9 Okay10 Jul 2021
10.0 Excellent3 Jul 2021
Pros: No waiting for pick up or drop off. The locations for pick up and drop off turned out to be extremely convenient for us. The car was super clean, comfortable to ride and had good usability features.Cons: You should make it easier for me to fill up the tank with gas right before I drop the car off.
8.0 Excellent16 Jun 2021
Pros: Staff was great.Cons: Rate & late fee!
2.0 Mediocre25 May 2021
Cons: The customer service was rude when picking up the car they did not explain where I needed to go to pick up and made the process more difficult than it needed to be. Carlos the manager was just as rude as the old man in the front desk. By far the worst customer service I ever had will never rent from this place again.
2.0 Mediocre20 Apr 2021
Cons: the employee ill never rent from hertz again
4.0 Okay30 Mar 2021
Pros: Staff was nice.Cons: Didn't have the car I reserved. They substituted it for another of lesser quality...Chrysler 300. Front shocks were broken.
10.0 Excellent6 Mar 2021
Cons: I was double charged by the online company that I found through your website. They then told me they would not give me credit for the extra charge. I had to ask my credit card company to cancel payment.
2.0 Mediocre22 Feb 2021
Pros: Staff was OK, but they had no cars “for 1-3 hours.”Cons: No cars available in spite of having a reservation.
6.0 Good16 Feb 2021
Pros: Staff was awful. Car wasn’t ready for an hour. And when I returned it. The staff was saying that I shouldn’t expect any gold benefits because it’s going bankrupt anyway.Cons: Professionalism.
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From ₹ 3,230/dayRated no. 9
Sixt
7.1 Good (126 reviews)
5 locations in San Francisco
Sixt
Locations in San Francisco
1365 Columbus Ave+1 888 749 8227
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
475 S Van Ness Ave+1 888 749 8227
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
550 O'Farrell St+1 888 749 8227
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
7 S Linden Ave+1 415 658 9800
Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00
780 N McDonnell Rd+1 888 749 8227
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
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre23 Jul 2021
2.0 Mediocre3 Jul 2021
Pros: The staff was kind for the most partCons: I waited 5 hours on the side of a freeway because I got a flat. I wasn’t helped until 2am. The tow driver told me it’s because they try to get the cheapest company. When I called after waiting 3 hours the guy on the phone yelled at me for calling. I was kind and had not asked for an eta before that. Also, when I initially got the flat the car said low tire pressure and they told me I needed to drive it an hour and a half to another SIXT location. It shredded the tires and was not at all safe. Avoid my mistake! They also charge $10 per gallon if you don’t leave the tank filled. After I was up all night bc no hotels were available I was told I’d be given an upgrade. I wasn’t.
10.0 Excellent30 Jun 2021
Pros: Friendly and knowledgeable staff! Nice cars!
8.0 Excellent28 Jun 2021
Pros: Staff very helpful upon check-in.Cons: Umm....tank was full when we returned - I had topped it off. Sixt said/ 7/8 full - not worth arguing about but annoying. It was self check-out because after 7:00 pm on a Sunday night so wasn't there when gas was read.
2.0 Mediocre9 Jun 2021
Cons: Located at inconvient location, nonstandard closing times and i was charged sand my vacation impacted because i missed thier closing time. I wouldnt rent from here again.
6.0 Good7 Jun 2021
Pros: Staff was great, unfortunately they talk me into buying more insuranceCons: Stop pushing on extra car Insurance
8.0 Excellent3 Jun 2021
Pros: Had a great selection of cars. Was able to upgrade to a larger vehicle when the size of the party changed.Cons: Really difficult to get a real person on the phone. I thought I left something behind. Must have called a dozen times and was either disconnected or leave voicemail.
2.0 Mediocre1 Jun 2021
Cons: There was no one available at the desk at my selected car rental time. My airport was SFO and they were gone by 7pm. I could not get a car and had prepaid for the rental. I ended up eating the cost and renting a car at a different company. What a joke.
2.0 Mediocre22 May 2021
Cons: I could have gotten the car I reserved and not waited an hour for pickup.
6.0 Good21 May 2021
Pros: Up sell at counter not appreciared
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From ₹ 4,162/dayRated no. 10
National
8.2 Excellent (49 reviews)
6 locations in San Francisco
National
Locations in San Francisco
2 Embarcadero Center+1 415 362 2003
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
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340 O Farrell St+1 888 826 6890
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
350 Beach St+1 415 474 9600
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
687 Folsom St+1 415 882 9440
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
750 Bush St+1 888 826 6890
Monday00:00 - 23:59
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Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
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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
  • 8.4
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10.0 Excellent23 Jun 2021
10.0 Excellent19 Nov 2018
Best experience.Pros: Loved every minute of it. Will be back again.
2.0 Mediocre17 Sep 2018
No credit card? No rentalCons: 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.
9.6 Excellent14 Sep 2018
Pros: The car at pickup had almost empty gas but on request, the agent filled it up.Cons: National should provide pick up service within a few miles.
4.8 Okay4 Aug 2017
Car was dirty, dented, and overdue for an oil change.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.
6.8 Good17 Jul 2017
Would have been perfect if not for the child seatsPros: Everything but the child seatsCons: Car seats were really bad value for $13/day per piece (we needed 2). They were the cheapest possible seats, it would have been cheaper to just buy them. There was no good solution for a 42lb kid - too young for a booster seat, too big for the car seat. We had to shoehorn her into the available seat. Pickup of the car was good, but the person in charge of car seats was rude and seemed annoyed by my request to see available seats.
2.0 Mediocre9 May 2017
Watch your locationCons: It's my own fault for not investigating closer, but I was under the impression that my San Francisco rental would be picked up at the airport. When I arrived at said airport with my husband, two kids, 4 suitcases, 4 backpacks, and 2 car seats, I was informed by a rude National employee that my rental was to be picked up at the train station, which was at least 30 minutes away, and she could do nothing to help me. I ended up renting a car from Alamo by calling and reserving a car on the spot. I am unlikely to use Kayak again.
9.6 Excellent8 Oct 2016
Cons: We found a chocolate chip cookie on the floor in the front seat and a candy bar wrapper left in the console.
8.0 Excellent29 Aug 2016
Pros: good serviceCons: had to pay more than was quoted
10.0 Excellent20 Aug 2016
Pros: quick and easy getting a vehicle ( important when its 3am and you've got 3 kids under 5 with you.)
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From ₹ 2,303/dayRated no. 11
Europcar
Cheapest deal
7.3 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in San Francisco
Europcar
Locations in San Francisco
Please Go To Fox Counter+1 415 917 2713
  • 8
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 6.6
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay22 Jan 2018
Badly located but friendly staffPros: Friendly staff (shuttle bus driver waited for us)Cons: Dropoff in San Francisco far away from airport and rental center (used by other brands)
Rated no. 12
Economy Rent a Car
5.2 Okay (15 reviews)
1 location in San Francisco
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in San Francisco
450 Sutter Street+1 877 247 3362
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
  • 6
  • 5.7
  • 4.6
  • 4.2
  • 5.6
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay21 Jan 2020
Pros: Pickup was poor, dropoff was great, easy and quick.
5.6 Okay22 Nov 2019
Pros: Convenient downtown location to those of us who do not want to go to the airport.Cons: The trunk latch broke when I got my luggage out upon arriving at my destination. I had to take a shoelace out of my sneaker to tie the trunk shut!!
2.0 Mediocre20 Oct 2019
Pros: I arrived 3 hours after my reservation began and after waiting approximately 45 minutes in line I was told that they were sold of cars despite already charging. Caveat emptor!Cons: They could have had a car for my reservation? They literally stole my money.
3.2 Mediocre14 Oct 2019
Pros: drop off was decentCons: waited forever (1 hr to pick up) , the car was cleaned but some objects were left behind from previous renters, charges and rates were not super easy to decide on. I had to do a lot of the work I expected the staff to do (walk around the car and mark chips & digs). very slow!
10.0 Excellent6 Oct 2019
Pros: Very close to Union Square in San Francisco making it easy and convenientCons: Wait time can be lengthy if they are busy.
4.8 Okay9 Sep 2019
Pros: Prices are goodCons: Stopped the self drop-off at time of your choice. That was the reason why I went there in the first place...
7.6 Good16 Jun 2019
Pros: Drop off was easy but pick up took an hour.Cons: I didn’t receive the SUV. While I still received a car, it was annoying to get a call saying they couldn’t accommodate me with what I purchased in advance. Additionally, it took an hour to pick up the car.
2.0 Mediocre18 Apr 2019
Cons: Too slow,only one man show. and my car was given up cost was more than 1.5hrs late. But no one told me!
4.0 Okay10 Apr 2019
Pros: Price. I’ve had WAY better service for the same rental rates at other locations. Will not be coming back.Cons: New, secure paying process.
3.2 Mediocre31 Mar 2019
Cons: Poor transparency in contract & inspection. Car was not fully clean or properly maintained. One hubcap was attached with zip ties. Car handling became irregular on freeway & I had to call company for roadside assistance. No help was available for over 3 hours. Had to rent another car to get home.
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Sunnycars
6 locations in San Francisco
Sunnycars
Locations in San Francisco
2 Embarcadero Center
340 O'Farrell Street
350 Beach Street
687 Folsom Street
750 Bush Street
780 Mcdonnell Road
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Eagle Rent A Car
3 locations in San Francisco
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in San Francisco
1060 Bryant Street
San Francisco Main Depot
San Francisco airport
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ADDCAR RENTAL
1 location in San Francisco
ADDCAR RENTAL
Locations in San Francisco
San Francisco airport+1 650 777 9993
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in San Francisco
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in San Francisco
323 South Canal St+1 650 343 3052
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From ₹ 2,660/day
Airport Van
1 location in San Francisco
Airport Van
Locations in San Francisco
San Francisco Downtown
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Avr
1 location in San Francisco
Avr
Locations in San Francisco
San Francisco Airport
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Bandago
1 location in San Francisco
Bandago
Locations in San Francisco
2200 Cesar Chavez+1 415 401 7659
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Black & White Rent A Car
1 location in San Francisco
Black & White Rent A Car
Locations in San Francisco
222 Mason St.+1 415 525 4214
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Easirent
1 location in San Francisco
Easirent
Locations in San Francisco
San Francisco International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in San Francisco
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in San Francisco
780 N Mcdonnell Rd Car Rental Center San Francisco Ca+1 415 917 2713
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GREEN MOTION
1 location in San Francisco
GREEN MOTION
Locations in San Francisco
450 Sutter Street
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Its Rent a Car
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
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in San Francisco
keddy by Europcar
Locations in San Francisco
Take Air Tram For Advantage Shuttle- 1288 Old Bayshore Hwy
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Los Angeles Van Rentals
1 location in San Francisco
Los Angeles Van Rentals
Locations in San Francisco
780 Mcdonnell Road310-645-2019
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Priceless
1 location in San Francisco
Priceless
Locations in San Francisco
349 Mason Street+1 415 928 4414
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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Rent-A-Wreck
1 location in San Francisco
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in San Francisco
2955 3rd Street+1 800 732 7368
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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Rhodium
1 location in San Francisco
Rhodium
Locations in San Francisco
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
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Silvercar
1 location in San Francisco
Silvercar
Locations in San Francisco
230 Grant Ave+1 855 359 2227
Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00
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TravelCar
1 location in San Francisco
TravelCar
Locations in San Francisco
101 San Francisco International Airport Tram
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Yesaway
1 location in San Francisco
Yesaway
Locations in San Francisco
1288 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA+1 650 466 6123
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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5622 travellers who rented a car in San Francisco gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car rental locations in or near San Francisco

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

₹ 3,854/day

Good deal

₹ 3,137/day

When to book a rental car in San Francisco

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring 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 ₹ 3,137 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 16% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in San Francisco are around 54% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in San Francisco

  • Some car rental companies in San Francisco which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Alamo, Dollar and Budget

  • On average a hire car in San Francisco costs ₹ 3,854 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Avis (₹ 2,209/day), Dollar (₹ 2,522/day) and Thrifty (₹ 2,544/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Budget 780 Mcdonnell Road 94128 (18 kilometres from the city centre).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in San Francisco are Alamo (8.8, 1253 reviews), Enterprise (8.6, 1247 reviews), and National (8.4, 95 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in San Francisco is ₹ 345 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between ₹ 4,140 and ₹ 5,520, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in San Francisco.

  • Car hire companies onsite at San Francisco airport include Alamo, Dollar, Budget, Hertz, Sixt, Thrifty, Fox, Avis, Enterprise and Europcar.

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

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Intermediate car rental in San Francisco costs ₹ 3,497 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in San Francisco costs ₹ 3,211 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in San Francisco costs ₹ 7,414 per day, on average.

  • In San Francisco, cars are most frequently hired at Fox 7600 Earhart Road (18 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in San Francisco costs ₹ 26,976 per week (₹ 3,854 per day).

  • On average a car hire in San Francisco costs ₹ 115,610 per month (₹ 3,854 per day).

  • 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.

  • 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

  • The average gas prices in San Francisco are a little bit pricey, with the average at about $3.67 per gallon.

  • 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.