Car rental in San Francisco, CA, United States

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Discover San Francisco, CA, United States

San Francisco: Where Culture and Technology Meet

It's worth braving the traffic to travel at your own pace around San Francisco. From the famous Golden Gate Bridge to notorious Alcatraz and the surrounding wine country, explore the Bay Area in your car rental.

Clam Chowder and Sourdough Bread at the Wharf

For an authentic taste of San Francisco’s finest eateries, shops, and history, start your day at Fisherman’s Wharf. Smell the salty air and taste the local clam chowder in a sourdough bowl at an outdoor table with a gorgeous view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Chinatown's street markets and restaurants are less than a 15-minute drive from the Wharf in normal traffic.

Folklore and Gangsters on Alcatraz Island

Park you rental car and hop on the ferry to Alcatraz Island. The old federal penitentiary on Alcatraz is now a museum where you can learn firsthand about prisoners like Al Capone, who spent time here. See where the movie "Escape from Alcatraz," starring Clint Eastwood, was filmed.

Redwoods and Reminders of the 1960s

Only 20 minutes from the downtown area, the San Francisco Botanical Garden is nestled inside Golden Gate State Park. Stroll beneath giant redwoods and listen for echoes from 1967's Summer of Love. Take in the good vibes, visit the horticultural library, or enjoy thousands of species of exotic plants and flowers.

Ready to head to San Francisco? With a car rental, you can beat the traffic and enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime chance to drive across the Golden Gate Bridge, head for the wineries near Napa, or take on the city's infamous hills.

San Francisco, CA, United States

When to book a rental car in San Francisco


Average rental day price in the last 30 days

US$ 121.20

Most popular car rental models in San Francisco

  • Kia Soul (Compact)
  • VW Jetta (Standard)
  • Chrysler 300 (Luxury)

Best rated rental companies

  • Hertz
  • Avis
  • Alamo

Car rental companies in San Francisco, CA, United States

    Car Rental Requirements

    • Minimum Age

      In most countries, the minimum age required to hire a vehicle is 25.

    • Driver’s License

      Each driver must present a full, valid and original national driver's license held for minimum of 2 years. If your license is not in a language used in your destination country, an International Driver's Permit to accompany your national driver's license is highly recommended. Some rental companies and government agencies require that you present an IDP. It is the renter's responsibility to present both their IDP and Driver's License when picking up the vehicle. For more information, please reach out to the Rental Company.

    • ID or Passport

      Each driver must present a valid and original photo ID or passport.

    • International Credit Card

      The renter must present a personal credit card, valid in the country of pick-up with enough funds to put a hold for a security deposit. Third-party credit cards will not be accepted. The car rental company is solely responsible for approving the provided credit card. Online prepayment does not exempt the renter from providing a valid international credit card during vehicle pick-up. The rental company will place a hold in the amount of the security deposit and, when applicable, any additional local fees not covered in the prepaid voucher on the card provided at the rental location.

    • Prepaid Booking Voucher

      You must present a printout of the Booking Confirmation Voucher at the rental location. This document officially confirms all agreed upon services, payment conditions, rates, discounts, as well as vehicle availability within the group selected.

    • Important Information

      Car rental companies reserve the right to refuse service to underage or unlicensed drivers, those with poor credit history or individuals otherwise considered liabilities by the rental company.

    What to know before renting a car in San Francisco

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

      The lowest daily rate in San Francisco in the last 30 days was US$ 31.16 with Alamo.

    • Which rental company is the best rated in San Francisco?

      The car rental company best rated by our customers in San Francisco is Hertz.

    • Which car model is the most rented in San Francisco?

      The most popular car rental model in San Francisco is the Kia Soul.

    • What is the average car rental daily rate in San Francisco?

      In the last 30 days, the average daily rate was US$ 121.20.

    • How many car rental locations are there in San Francisco?

      in San Francisco there are 37 locations at 8 car rental companies.

    • Which categories are available for rent in San Francisco?

      Compact, Standard, Luxury, Minivan, SUV, Full Size, Midsize, Convertible.


    Proteções do veículo Vehicle protections

    Rental car protections usually have the abbreviations CDW and LDW and protect the vehicle from robbery and damage in the event of collisions or accidents.

    Proteções à terceiros Third party protection

    The protections against third parties have several abbreviations, such as ALI, SLI and others. In general, they protect the vehicle from third parties involved in collisions with your rental car.

    Caução Security deposit

    To pick up the car you must leave a security deposit, also called a pre-authorization. The amount is "blocked" on the renter's credit card and "unlocked" after the return of the car on the same conditions.

    Opcionais Optional items

    It is possible to add optional items to your reservation, such as GPS, child car seat or booster seat. Take advantage of those items so you don’t have to worry about it later!

    Condutor adicional Additional driver

    If someone else is sharing the wheel with you, they need to be added to the car rental agreement as an additional driver and meet the same documentation and minimum age requirements as the main driver or renter.

    Quilometragem Mileage

    Check if your reservation has free mileage or not. Free mileage means you can ride as much as you like with the rental car and you will not pay extra depending on the ride.

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