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San Francisco Car Hire

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Pick up
20 Dec
10:00 AM
Drop off
21 Dec
10:00 AM
Driver's age
30+
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Cheap car hire in San Francisco
From US$23/day
Economy
4 seats 2 bags
From US$24/day
Compact
4 seats 2 bags
From US$24/day
Intermediate
5 seats 2 bags
From US$24/day
Standard
5 seats 3 bags
From US$25/day
Full-size
5 seats 3 bags
From US$26/day
SUV
5 seats 3 bags
Advertised prices are the best daily rates found by our customers during the last two weeks. Prices subject to change and may not include additional fees.

San Francisco Car hire information

Average Rental Car CostCheapest Rental Car PriceMost Popular Rental TypeLowest Price Rental Company
US$65Ford Fiesta (US$23 per day)SUVThrifty (US$23 per day)
FAQs about renting a car in San Francisco
What is the average cost to rent a car in San Francisco?
The average cost to rent a car in San Francisco is US$65 per day.
What is the cheapest price for a Car hire in San Francisco?
The cheapest Car hire in San Francisco is Ford Fiesta (US$23 per day).
What is the most popular Car hire type in San Francisco?
SUV is the most booked Car hire type in San Francisco
Which car rental companies have the lowest priced car hire in San Francisco?
Thrifty has the cheapest Car hire rate in the next 14 days. Ford Fiesta US$23 per day
Which Car hire companies offer services in San Francisco?
Car hire companies that service San Francisco are Dollar, Thrifty, and Budget

Find the best car hire deals in San Francisco

Renting a car in San Francisco is a must if you want to fully explore in and around the city. There’s a lot of things to do and places to see in San Francisco. Renting a car gives you the flexibility to drive to a nearby city or attraction outside of San Francisco.

With TripAdvisor, you can rent all types of vehicles in San Francisco. We offer economical standard cars, sporty convertibles, family-friendly minivans, and comfortable SUVs. By leveraging the world’s largest car hire booking service and searching all major rental brands, we help you find the lowest car hire prices available. We offer comprehensive coverage of over 60,000 locations worldwide.

What you need to know when renting a car in San Francisco

  • You can pick up your vehicle at any car hire location in San Francisco or at the airport.
  • Make sure you compare deals across all major car hire brands - there are dozens to choose from in San Francisco.
  • Major car hire providers include Hertz, National, Enterprise, Alamo and Avis, but San Francisco also offers other car hire brands.
  • Reserve early to get the best-priced car hire for your trip to San Francisco.

Tips for renting a car in San Francisco

  • Join a loyalty rewards programme with a car hire company so you can earn points to use towards perks. Joining is typically free-of-charge.
  • Look for San Francisco car hire locations outside the airport as prices usually include a kiosk fee at the airport.
  • Consider taking a taxi or rideshare from the airport to an offsite location. Taxes and fees are based on where you pick up your car hire, not where you drop off.
  • Join a loyalty rewards programme with a car hire company so you can earn points to use towards perks. Joining is typically free-of-charge.
  • When flying to undefined, check with the airline for reward programmes that include discounts at car hire companies.
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