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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in San Rafael

  • One of the biggest advantages of having a car to use in San Rafael is being able to get to more places than you could by relying on public transport. To get the most out of your trip, car hire in San Rafael is a wise option. Although there is a lot to do and see in San Rafael, there are beautiful parts surrounding the city to explore too. If you have access to a car, you be able to explore the coastline of San Rafael Bay and take a day trip to the nearby walking trails of Kent Lake, only about 11.5 miles away.
  • For airport car hire in San Rafael, roughly 25 miles away is Oakland International Airport (OAK). This is the nearest international airport to the city, meaning it may be one of the more appropriate San Rafael car hire choices. These branches have flexibility when it comes to your pick-up and drop-off times, which adds another layer of convenience to your trip. When you hire a car from the airport, you can also look forward to the convenience of having your own vehicle throughout the duration of your stay.
  • Driving in San Rafael is a coastal city with a relaxed beach atmosphere to it. This makes driving in the city relatively easy. The drivers in San Rafael are usually quite relaxed, as the overall pace of life there is slower than it is in other major cities. The centre of San Rafael is a lot busier than the rest of the town, with ample bars and restaurants. When driving in these areas, make sure you take extra care, as these roads are often full of pedestrians.
  • If you are new to driving in the States, you should expect your hire car in San Rafael to have the driver’s seat on the left-hand side of the vehicle. This is the same as in Europe, but slightly different from the UK. The new driving position and the opposing rules of the road may prove a little tricky for you to grasp initially, but you’ll get the hang of it soon enough. Most people commute to work between 07:00 and 08:30 in the mornings and return home between 17:00 and 19:00, meaning these are the busiest times on the roads.
  • Book your rental car in San Rafael at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Supplier choice rental cars in San Rafael are around 77% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in San Rafael

  • How much is the price of fuel in San Rafael?

    The average price of fuel in San Rafael is ₹ 319 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a petrol tank costs between ₹ 3,827 and ₹ 5,103, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in San Rafael?

    Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in San Rafael.

  • Which hire car agencies are at San Francisco airport (SFO)?

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

  • Which hire car agencies will pick you up at San Francisco airport (SFO)?

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

  • How can I find car hires near me in San Rafael?

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

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in San Rafael?

    A Special car hire in San Rafael costs ₹ 1,540 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in San Rafael?

    An Economy car hire in San Rafael costs ₹ 1,605 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in San Rafael?

    A Full Size car hire in San Rafael costs ₹ 1,868 per day, on average.

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

    When you are touring around the city of San Rafael, a small run around will be more than enough. The roads are well maintained. Therefore, a small vehicle will be easy to drive on the surfaces there. When you take a trip with your family, then a bigger vehicle is recommended. Larger vehicles will also allow you to explore more of the mountainous areas upwards from the city. There are ample hikes and nature walks to be done in the mountains, where a larger car could be beneficial.

  • What’s the speed limit in San Rafael?

    When driving in business and residential districts, the overall speed limit is typically 25 mph. The same speed limit goes for areas where there are nearby schools which may cause more pedestrians to be on the road. On the highways going into San Rafael, there is a maximum speed limit of 65 mph that drivers are allowed to travel at.

  • Where are the best places to park in San Rafael?

    Before checking into your accommodation, you should ask your hosts whether or not it is possible to park your vehicle off the street and in a secure area. This will help to mitigate the risk of potential theft or damage. Using car hire in San Rafael, there are also a few central car parks where you can leave the vehicle. These include Third & C Street Public Parking and Albert Park. The average cost to leave your car in a public car park per hour is $5.60 (around £4).

San Rafael car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.2

Very Good

33 reviews

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.2

5 locations in San Rafael

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Locations in San Rafael

3080 Hilltop Mall Rd

+1 510 223 6444

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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35 Reed Blvd

+1 415 384 0566

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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536 Irwin

+1 415 456 7999

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65 Medway Rd

+1 415 456 7999

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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7401 Redwood Blvd

+1 415 898 3500

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly and not too pushy on sales for an upgrade.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly and helpful service from arrangements to pick up

4.0 Mediocre

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup was quick

Cons:

The car only had 1/3 of a tank of gas at pickup. Very disappointing to have to get gas right away. Also, this is a way they get more money out of you by making you return it at an exact amount that is not full. The car smelled terribly of cigarette smoke and made me feel sick the whole trip. Pickup was confusing as I had 3 different addresses for drop off. I called and spoke to someone asking which address was correct and she was not much help.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was professional and helpful. Great overall interactions.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Very good

2.0 Poor

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I was relying on having a vehicle, and at the last minute I was left with nothing. All they offered was the phone number of a rental place over 20 miles away. I will never book through carrentals.com again. Forget Kayak (the UI sucks anyway). Book direct, it’s the only way to go.

1 out of 4

Hertz

4.7

Mediocre

79 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

4.8

Comfort

4.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.6

Value for money

4.6

2 locations in San Rafael

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7505 Redwood Blvd

+1 415 892 1121

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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933 Francisco Blvd East

+1 415 451 0125

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2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Cancelled on me 30 minutes before I was supposed to pick up car.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
I was scheduled for a 12 pick up and they closed at 12! I was admittedly 10-15 min late however I didn't get the car. I am not sure why they allowed a pick up time that was technically when they were closed.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
I was unable to pick up the car at the agreed rental time because they were closed.

4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

--instruction manual should be IN the car --remind the "pick-up" attendants to look at the person they are assisting in the moment --have "drop-off" office open on WEEKENDS. It's not fair to charge 2 extra days when the renter is late returning on a Friday AFTER 5:30 !!!

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The team in San Rafael was very accommodating getting me into a great car last minute when Enterprise could not honor my reservation. They were sure to give me my options with limited inventory so that I could make the right decision for my one way trip. Great experience all around.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The vehicle was not available at the pick up area despite several calls with Hertz on its avaialbility

1 out of 18

Avis

7.1

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

7.0

One location in San Rafael

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1305 Francisco Boulevard East

+1 415 472 7878

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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9.6 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Need a large vehicle for a month. Most affordable options were off-brand rental agencies with very old (10+ years) vehicles. Avis offered almost new vehicles at the most affordable prices if you rented by the month

Cons:

Cat wasn’t washed at pick-up but interior was clean.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Change of plans. I end up flying to Boise

8.0 Very Good

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Good mileage, easy pick-up

Cons:

Nothing

6.8 Okay

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was comfortable and dependable.

Cons:

I had to wait 2 hours to pick up the car as they didn't have any available/in stock. Bad communication between ordering online and reality. the clerk at avis was not expecting us at pick up time. He said we should have called to confirm.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Friendly folks

4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2023

KAYAK
The car was not cleaned recently and smelled like urine.

1 out of 3

Budget

6.8

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

7.3

One location in San Rafael

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Locations in San Rafael

1305 Francisco Boulevard East

+1 415 258 9483

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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4.0 Mediocre

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

no on-site or street parking at location; had to leave my car about 1/2 mile away at a Home Depot lot. vehicle had a poor alignment and pulled slightly as well as having a vibration like a tire was out of balance.

8.0 Very Good

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

No extra charges for pick up/drop-off at different locations in same area. No fee for wife to drive as well. Chrysler was fuel efficient and performed well. Overall, a very good experience

5.6 Fair

Dec 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Good vehicle

Cons:

Too expensive for a daily rental. Additionally, I was overcharged when I returned the vehicle at LAX. I had to go to adjustment desk and have charges corrected reducing my bill by over $100. Not a positive experience.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2021

KAYAK
Easy pick up, new car

1 out of 2

Thrifty

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

One location in San Rafael

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Locations in San Rafael

933 Francisco Boulevard East

+1 415 451 0125

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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140 travellers who rented a car in San Rafael gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.0

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