Car Rentals in San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, CA
Jun 14 — Jun 21
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San Francisco, CA
Wed 6/14
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Rental cars insight and trends in San Francisco

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What is the cheapest rental car agency in San Francisco?

The cheapest rental cars in San Francisco are generally found through Getaround. When booking with Getaround, you may be able to find rental car prices for as low as $6/day. The average price to rent a car in San Francisco is $42/day.

What car rental company in San Francisco has the most locations?

Hertz has the most locations of any rental car company in San Francisco, with 12 locations.

What car do most people rent in San Francisco?

The Dodge Grand Caravan is the most popular car to rent in San Francisco, according to our data. Our users have found prices for Dodge Grand Caravan rentals for as low as $27/day in San Francisco, though on average you can expect prices to be around $123/day. Another popular car to rent in San Francisco is the Nissan Versa for an average of $87/day, and deals as low as $8/day.

Best deals found for San Francisco, California car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in San Francisco, California
Kia Picanto
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$25/day

12 Jun - 3 Jul
Kia Picanto
Ford Focus Sedan
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$25/day

25 Jun - 25 Jul
Ford Focus Sedan
Nissan Versa
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$29/day

25 Jun - 17 Jul
Nissan Versa
Nissan Maxima
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers

$29/day

20 Jun - 20 Jul
Nissan Maxima
Nissan Sentra
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$29/day

18 Jun - 30 Jun
Nissan Sentra
Nissan Sentra
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$30/day

25 Jun - 17 Jul
Nissan Sentra
Ford Fusion
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$32/day

14 Jun - 14 Jul
Ford Fusion
Ford Fusion
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers

$34/day

9 Aug - 8 Sep
Ford Fusion
Hyundai Venue
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$34/day

13 Jun - 30 Jun
Hyundai Venue

Important information about San Francisco car rentals

There are a few attractions that are must-sees when visiting the Golden Gate City, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, and the Muir Woods National Monument. Always be on the lookout for the 101 Freeway, as this is one of the city’s main roads and connects many of the neighborhoods. When driving car rentals in San Francisco, keep in mind that some expressways require drivers to pay tolls, such as Interstate 580 or State Route 237. Parking rental cars in San Francisco may be difficult, as it’s a busy city that attracts many visitors. Street parking is often limited to residents, so you will often need to park San Francisco car rentals at metered spots or in a paid parking garage. Renting a car in this area is easy, as there are upwards of 175 car rental locations in San Francisco.

While free street parking is limited, there are many garages, paid parking lots, and metered spaces for you to park car rentals in San Francisco. The city is known for being quite busy, with many people from the area traveling there for work. Some common traffic hotspots include Highways 1, 101, and 280, so try to avoid these during rush hour, which is considered to be the early mornings and evenings. A cheap car rental in San Francisco is a great way to easily and affordably explore the region on your own schedule. Having access to your own vehicle will make it easy to see sights that are further away from the city, such as Santa Cruz and Sausalito, both of which can be reached by car in around an hour. The city is also known for being quite hilly, making rental cars a more convenient mode of transportation than walking.

When driving car rentals in San Francisco, it’s important to keep a few different traffic laws in mind. The city has many one-way streets and lanes designated just for buses, so make sure to keep your eyes open for signs that indicate this. Drivers are always required to yield for pedestrians, even if they are crossing the street in an unmarked area. Keep in mind that in California, it’s illegal to write, send, or read text messages while driving. You can also only use designated carpool lanes if you have at least two passengers in the vehicle, otherwise, you may receive a fine. If you ever have any doubts, contact the San Francisco Department of Motor Vehicles to receive information on the latest traffic laws.

When you rent a car in San Francisco, whether it be a passenger van rental or economy car rental, you are required to have a valid driver’s license that does not expire during your rental period. If you are not a United States citizen, you can still rent a car if you have either an international driver’s license or a valid driver’s license from your home country that is accompanied by a passport.


San Francisco, California car rental deals found on momondo

Find the rental car in San Francisco that's right for you

Small Cars

$45 - $77

All Car Types

$63 - $105

The average price of a Small rental in San Francisco, the United States is $56. The cheapest time to rent a Small in San Francisco, the United States is in January. The price is 20% lower than the rest of the year at just $45 per day. A Small rental is typically 35% less expensive than the average rental car in San Francisco. The average price of a vehicle rental in San Francisco can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for San Francisco Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in San Francisco, the United States is $59. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in San Francisco, the United States is in October. The price is 26% lower than the rest of the year at just $44 per day. A Medium rental is typically 31% less expensive than the average rental car in San Francisco. The average price of a vehicle rental in San Francisco can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for San Francisco Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in San Francisco, the United States is $87. The cheapest time to rent a Large in San Francisco, the United States is in January. The price is 33% lower than the rest of the year at just $59 per day. A Large rental is typically 4% more expensive than the average rental car in San Francisco. The average price of a vehicle rental in San Francisco can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for San Francisco Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in San Francisco, the United States is $77. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in San Francisco, the United States is in November. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just $54 per day. A SUV rental is typically 10% less expensive than the average rental car in San Francisco. The average price of a vehicle rental in San Francisco can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for San Francisco SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in San Francisco, the United States is $102. The cheapest time to rent a Van in San Francisco, the United States is in January. The price is 32% lower than the rest of the year at just $70 per day. A Van rental is typically 17% more expensive than the average rental car in San Francisco. The average price of a vehicle rental in San Francisco can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

The average price of a Pickup Truck rental in San Francisco, the United States is $83. The cheapest time to rent a Pickup Truck in San Francisco, the United States is in November. The price is 26% lower than the rest of the year at just $62 per day. A Pickup Truck rental is typically 3% less expensive than the average rental car in San Francisco. The average price of a vehicle rental in San Francisco can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

The average price of a Luxury rental in San Francisco, the United States is $102. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in San Francisco, the United States is in January. The price is 21% lower than the rest of the year at just $81 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 17% more expensive than the average rental car in San Francisco. The average price of a vehicle rental in San Francisco can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for San Francisco Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible rental in San Francisco, the United States is $118. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in San Francisco, the United States is in January. The price is 48% lower than the rest of the year at just $63 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 29% more expensive than the average rental car in San Francisco. The average price of a vehicle rental in San Francisco can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

Kia Picanto
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$25/day

12 Jun - 3 Jul
Kia Picanto
Kia Rio
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
4-door vehicles

$29/day

18 Jun - 30 Jun
Kia Rio
Hyundai Accent
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$34/day

13 Jun - 30 Jun
Hyundai Accent

San Francisco car rental directory

All major car rental suppliers in San Francisco, California

Alamo

8.6
Very good
409 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

8.3

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.5
Very good
381 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.4

Value

8.4

Sixt

7.7
Good
139 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.3

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

7.6

Budget

7.1
Good
226 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.1

Value

6.8

Thrifty

6.8
Okay
470 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.6

Hertz

6.5
Okay
232 reviews12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.3

Dollar

6.3
Okay
339 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.2

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.4

Avis

7.2
Good
80 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.0

Value

7.1

Quick facts about car rentals in San Francisco

Get the overview on great rental deals, popular car rental companies, and best car types for your visit in San Francisco

Most Popular Agency

Kyte

Popular Car Types

Intermediate, SUV, Economy

Cheapest Rental Car

$21

Most Popular Model

Smart Fortwo
The most popular San Francisco car rental agency found on momondo this month is Kyte. Other top choices for car rental companies are Thrifty and Hertz
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in San Francisco in the past 72 hours: Intermediate, SUV, Economy.
The lowest price for a rental car in San Francisco is $21/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $59/day.
The most popular car model to rent in San Francisco in the past 7 days is the Smart Fortwo. Our users also prefer the Ford Ranger as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular rental car locations in San Francisco

Nearby attractions:

Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF10.1 mi
San Francisco Zoo10.3 mi
Chase Center10.3 mi
Oracle Park10.8 mi
AT&T Park10.8 mi

Nearby attractions:

Chase Center37.7 mi
Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF37.8 mi
Oracle Park38.2 mi
AT&T Park38.2 mi
Moscone Center38.9 mi

Nearby attractions:

Chase Center10.0 mi
Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF10.3 mi
Oracle Park10.4 mi
AT&T Park10.4 mi
Moscone Center11.1 mi

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Driving with a rental car in San Francisco - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about renting a car in San Francisco so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

Our data shows that for weekend car rental deals during July in San Francisco, you can expect to pay around $79. A particularly good deal might be around $21, which is the lowest quote for San Francisco we've seen so far. Stretching your rental over seven days shifts the price range to about $20 to $70.

The majority of the San Francisco car rental agencies that we partner with do not have a cancellation fee. This means that if your plans change unexpectedly, many car rental centers in San Francisco such as Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Avis often offer cancellation free of charge based on when you booked.


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