Rent a car in San Francisco, CA, United States

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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

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Average rental day price in the last 30 days

US$ 36.39

Most popular car rental models in San Francisco

  • Toyota RAV4 (SUV)
  • VW Jetta (Standard)
  • Dodge Grand Caravan (Minivan)

Best rated rental car companies

  • Alamo
  • Hertz
  • Dollar

Car rental companies in San Francisco, CA, United States

    Car Rental Requirements in the United States

    • Minimum Age

      For most car rental companies around the world, the minimum age requirement is 25. Drivers aged between 21 and 24 might be subject to additional local fees and may not be allowed to book vehicles under the Premium, Specialty, SUV, Minivan, Van, Convertible, Utility and Luxury Vehicle categories. Additional drivers must be at least 25 years old.

    • 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.

    • 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$ 24.09 with Dollar.

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

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

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

      The most popular car rental model in San Francisco is the Toyota RAV4.

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

      In the last 30 days, the average daily rate was US$ 36.39.

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

      in San Francisco there are 37 locations from 10 car rental companies.

    • Which car rental categories are available in San Francisco?

      Premium, Van, Midsize, Special, Compact, Economy, Standard, Convertible, Pickup, Mini, Luxury, SUV, Full-Size, Minivan.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CAR RENTAL

    Proteções do veículo Car rental insurance

    Car rental insurances are usually called Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and cover against damages made to the car in case of an accident.

    Proteções à terceiros Third party insurance

    Third party insurances are usually called Additional Liability Insurance (ALI). Generally, they cover damage made to someone else’s property in case of an accident involving the rental car.

    Caução Security deposit

    Also known as credit hold, a security deposit is necessary when you pick-up your rental car. The deposit is “blocked” on the driver’s credit card and “unblocked” after you return the car in the same conditions.

    Opcionais Optional services

    It is possible to add optional items to your reservation, such as GPS, child car seat, booster seat and more. Add them to your booking now 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 comply with the same car rental requirements, such as minimum age and documentation needed.

    Quilometragem Mileage

    Check your reservation for the information about unlimited or limited mileage. Unlimited mileage means you can ride how much you want without paying any extras. Road trip saved!

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