Car Rental San Francisco

Compare Top Car Rental Companies for San Francisco

  • Hertz Hertz
  • Sixt Sixt
  • EuropCar EuropCar
  • Alamo Alamo
  • Thrifty Thrifty
  • National National
  • Ace Ace
  • Dollar Dollar
  • Fox Rent a Car Fox Rent a Car
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Why book San Francisco car rental with VIP Cars?

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Rent a car in San Francisco with pricing inclusive of CDW, Theft Waiver & Unlimited Mileage.

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Widest Range of Cars

Choose from Economy, Mini-Van, SUV & Luxury Cars for San Francisco

Cheap Car Rentals in San Francisco, California

Car Rental San Francisco Under 21 : Available
Documents required - Driver’s License, ID, and a Credit card
Minimum Duration for a Car Rental in San Francisco : 1 Day/24 Hours

VIP Cars works with the top car rental companies in USA San Francisco so that you can drive in a first class vehicle at the budgeted prices. Therefore, if you are looking for an affordable car hire in San Francisco, look no further, book today on VIPCars and explore this US city in total comfort.

We work with those car brands in the USA which have a variety of pickup/drop-off offices at convenient locations like San Francisco airport, Union Square and O’Farrell Street which makes picking the car really quick and easy. Besides the wide network of locations, our suppliers also make available a big fleet of rental car categories as per your budget and space needs. Book a suitable car rental today on our smart booking engine and save money on your next trip to USA San Francisco.

Note that every supplier of ours provides a voucher through email once the booking is confirmed; it provides information like the pick-up/drop-off addresses, the car type you have booked and the amount to be paid at the hire desk etc.

Top Tips for a Car Rental in San Francisco

  • As a vast network of freeways traverses San Francisco, it's best to opt for a GPS system while booking your rental online.

  • While there are numerous car parking lots in SF where you can park your rental car, their rates vary from place-to-place. Car parking charges are the highest at the San Francisco city center.

  • Some areas, for instance, the SF Bay Area, have toll roads in San Francisco. Contact our booking support or the supplier about how to pay these tolls for your rental car or plan your route around them.

Popular Car Rental Companies in San Francisco, California

We work with the best rental car companies in San Francisco; they are listed below. As already stated, these agencies cover a comprehensive list of locations in San Francisco, USA which allows these brands to offer the option of one-way car rental to travelers. Besides this, these rental suppliers also provide inclusions like collision damage waiver and theft waiver plus extras like GPS and baby seats.

  • NationalNational
  • AlamoAlamo
  • EnterpriseEnterprise
  • DollarDollar
  • EuropcarEuropcar
  • SixtSixt
  • ThriftyThrifty
  • Fox Car RentalFox Car Rental

Popular Car Rental Types in San Francisco, California

Here are some of the most popular car rental categories in San Francisco.

  • Economy
  • SUVs
  • Compact
  • Luxury
  • Van/Minivans

One-way & cross-border car rental from San Francisco

Almost all of our car rental partners in San Francisco offer one-way option – both domestic and international. Note that cross-border is different from international one-way; if the supplier is allowing you to cross the border and return the car to the company’s branch in that country, that cross-border is termed as international one-way. In that case, the supplier charges both one-way and cross-border charges.

San Francisco is a very popular destination and millions of travelers rent cars in SF and take trips to the nearby states and cities, here are a few popular itineraries that you can plan with us with a rental car:

  • Disneyland

    One Way Car Rental San Francisco to Los Angeles

    Distance : 383.2 mi via I-5 S

    Places to see on the way : Santa Cruz, Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, Hearst Castle, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara

  • Las Vegas

    One Way Car Rental San Francisco to Las Vegas

    Distance : 569.9 mi via I-5 S and I-15 N

    Places to see on the way : San Jose, Merced, Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant, Bakersfield, Tesla Vehicle Charging Station, Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas

  • Seattle

    One Way Car Rental San Francisco to Seattle

    Distance : 807.8 mi via I-5 N

    Places to see on the way : Point Reyes National Seashore, Drive-Thru Tree Park, Crescent City, Haystack Rock, Seaside, Astoria Megler Bridge, Ruby Beach, Port Angeles

  • San Diego

    One Way Car Rental San Francisco to San Diego

    Distance : 501.6 mi via I-5 S

    Places to see on the way : Monterey, Carmel, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Malibu, Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles, Laguna Beach

Locations in San Francisco Where You Can Pick or Return Your Rental Car

Travelers arriving through the SFO airport can pick up the keys to their rental cars from the hire desks within the airport’s Rental Car Center. And, in case you are thinking of picking up the car the day after your arrival, from the branch close to your hotel in Marina District, it is also possible! Just type in the location in the booking form to know whether it is available for pick up or not, or just call our 24/7 booking support.

Since one-way car rental is available with our suppliers, we allow pickup and drop-off at the following locations in San Francisco; note that this is not the complete list:

  • Bush Street
  • Convention Center
  • O'Farrell Street
  • San Francisco Airport
  • San Francisco Downtown
  • San Francisco North Beach

FAQs - Car Rental San Francisco

  • Where can you return your rental car in San Francisco?

    With VIP Cars and partners, you can return the rental car in San Francisco at a variety of locations which are listed in the 'pickup and drop-off’ section given above; the complete list is available on our search form.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in San Francisco?

    To be eligible to rent a car in USA San Francisco, you need to be 21 and above — it is the minimum age requirement that renters need to fulfill to rent car types like economy and compact. And in case you want to book a luxury or convertible rental car, the minimum age to rent a car is usually 25. All suppliers charge a young driver surcharge for travelers who are under 25. Note: the minimum age and the young driver surcharge usually vary from supplier to supplier, read the car rental agreement to know more.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in San Francisco?

    Car types like economy, mini and compacts are the cheapest to rent, whereas others like luxury, SUVs, minivans and convertibles are offered at a comparatively higher price. The prices offered depends on the car type you are renting and are usually different for different suppliers; your billing amount also depends on the factors like when you are renting – in peak or off season – or whether you are renting in advance or last minute. Call us to know more.

  • Can I rent a car in San Francisco using someone else's credit card?

    Yes, you can rent a car in San Francisco using someone else’s credit card on our booking engine, but if you want to pay the remaining amount at the rental desk using someone else’s credit card, it is better you rent in their name. This is so because, the suppliers accept only credit card as the mode of payment and is accepted only if it is issued in the name of the person, in whose name the rental booking was made.

    So make the reservation in the credit card holder's name as the main renter and add yourself as the additional driver. That person needs to accompany you at the time of rental pickup with all the mandatory documents, only then you will be allowed to pick the car.

Best Deals

Cheap Car Rental Deals in USA California

Economy USD 14 /day
Compact USD 18 /day
Van / Minivan USD 22 /day
Luxury USD 29 /day

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