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Rental car rates in San Francisco

Compare car rental prices of different car rental class deals from the most trustworthy providers in San Francisco. The cheapest car rental offer of each car rental class available in San Francisco is highlighted in red.

Alamo from$60.60 from$63.76 from$68.05 from$68.28 from$71.45 from$62.41
AVIS Car Rental from$40.74
SIXT Rent A Car from$114.60 from$109.32 from$90.94 from$64.75
Thrifty Car Rental from$43.40 from$47.70 from$51.46 from$72.94 from$125.51 from$48.11

Best car rental companies in San Francisco

Car rental agencies in San Francisco can differ significantly not only in variety of rental vehicles and their car rental conditions, but also in average rating scores provided by our previous customers.


Enterprise 127 reviews

8 / 10

There is a huge variety of rental cars in San Francisco. Car rental classes that can be rented in San Francisco range from ECONOMY, STANDARD, FULL SIZE, LUXURY, CONVERTIBLE, VAN, SUV to EXOTIC, 7 SEATER. The biggest collection of cars in San Francisco is provided by Thrifty.

Car rental locations near San Francisco CA

To find the best car rental deal in San Francisco, you should check out car rentals not only in one pick up and return location. Also have a look at car rental offers in other closest spots: airports, railway stations, ports, and in the downtown.

San Francisco - Airport (SFO)

17.83 km / 11.08 mi

Oakland - Airport (OAK)

19.5 km / 12.12 mi

San Carlos - Airport (SQL)

32.49 km / 20.19 mi

Buchanan Field - Airport (CCR)

39.48 km / 24.53 mi

Moffett Federal Airfield - Airport (NUQ)

49.9 km / 31 mi

San Francisco - Civic Center

0.78 km / 0.48 mi

San Francisco - Central - Howard Street

1.7 km / 1.06 mi

San Francisco - Union Square

1.82 km / 1.13 mi

San Francisco - Central

2 km / 1.24 mi

San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf

3.57 km / 2.22 mi

San Francisco - Richmond District

4.06 km / 2.52 mi

Cesar Chavez - Downtown

4.3 km / 2.67 mi

San Francisco - Sunset District

7.29 km / 4.53 mi

Daly City

9.21 km / 5.72 mi


11.76 km / 7.31 mi


13.41 km / 8.33 mi


13.47 km / 8.37 mi

San Francisco - South

14 km / 8.7 mi

Oakland Downtown

14.68 km / 9.12 mi

South San Francisco

14.9 km / 9.26 mi

Berkeley - California

14.99 km / 9.32 mi

San Bruno - Tanforan Mall

15.34 km / 9.53 mi

Oakland - 3950 Broadway

15.43 km / 9.59 mi

Oakland - 25 Embarcadero Cove

15.53 km / 9.65 mi

Alameda - Central

15.96 km / 9.91 mi

San Bruno

16.03 km / 9.96 mi

Mill Valley

16.28 km / 10.12 mi

Oakland - 8735 Earhart Rd

19.13 km / 11.89 mi

Millbrae - San Francisco

19.39 km / 12.05 mi


20.09 km / 12.48 mi

Oakland - 165 98th Ave

20.39 km / 12.67 mi

Burlingame - 1008-b Carolan Ave

21.72 km / 13.5 mi


21.75 km / 13.52 mi

San Rafael

22.56 km / 14.02 mi

El Sobrante - San Pablo

22.77 km / 14.15 mi

San Leandro Auto Mall

23.8 km / 14.79 mi


40.9 km / 25.41 mi

San Francisco CA Car Rental Fleet Overview

Due to the large number of car rental suppliers in San Francisco, the car fleet is represented by a huge variety of different vehicles. Please use the table below to get a better understanding of what vehicle is the best fit for you based on your specific requirements.

Car rental class Best for Possible car rental models
Mini Relatively short trips without extensive amounts of luggage Smart, Fiat 500, Hyundai i10, Citroen DS3, Opel Adam, or similar
Economy Travelers who prioritize less expensive car rental Chevrolet Spark, Ford Fiesta, or similar
Compact People looking for smaller fuel-efficient vehicles Kia Rio, Audi A3, or similar
Intermediate Those who need a great combination of price and comfort in a rental vehicle Nissan Sentra, or similar
Standard Comfortable traveling with a group of up to 5 passengers at an affordable rate Chevrolet Cruze, Chrysler Sebring, or similar
Full Size Those looking for large powerful cars with plenty of free space Ford Taurus, Mercedes C Class, or similar
7 seater Groups of people who need more space than in regular 5 seaters Dodge Caravan, Toyota Sienna, or similar
Van / 9-12 seater Family trips or journeys with a lot of passengers and cargo Nissan Frontier, Dodge Ram, or similar
Premium Business traveling and car rental for important occasions Buick Lacrosse, Lincoln MKS, or similar
SUV Travelers who like to feel like a boss both on and off-road Buick Encore, Cadillac Escalade, or similar
Luxury / Exotic People looking for a top-notch driving experience despite the price tag Cadillac CTS, Mercedes S Class, or similar
Convertible Traveling during warm sunny weather and a feeling of freedom Ford Mustang Convertible, BMW 4 Series Convertible, or similar

FAQ - Rent a car in San Francisco

How to rent a car in San Francisco CA?

Enter the necessary pickup location and return location in the search form and select the required date and time of your rental. After you get the search results, you will be able to filter them based on your preferred criteria.

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

The prices for renting a car in San Francisco vary from $40.74 per day to $147.43 per day depending on desired model, pick up location, and rental options.

What location has the cheapest car rental in San Francisco?

The cheapest car rental deal in San Francisco can be found in San Francisco - Civic Center. The car rental prices start from $40.74 in this location.

Which car rental companies operate in San Francisco?

In San Francisco, you can book a car from such well-known providers as ECONOMY, STANDARD, FULL SIZE, LUXURY, CONVERTIBLE, VAN, SUV, EXOTIC, and 7 SEATER.

What is the highest rated car rental agency in San Francisco?

The car rental company that currently has the highest user rating in San Francisco is Enterprise with an average score of 8/10. The cheapest car from Enterprise in San Francisco is Mercedes S Class. The current relevant price is $390.55 per day.

Can I pay for my rent-a-car reservation with a debit card in San Francisco?

Yes, you can use a debit card to pay for the online reservation. However, during your car pickup, you will need a credit card issued in the name of the main driver to cover the car rental deposit.

Can someone else except me drive my rental car?

This will be possible if you select the additional driver option during your online reservation. Most of the time this is a paid option that is charged at the car rental desk.

Can I reserve a specific car rental model during my reservation?

Yes, offers that include specific car models are marked with a “Guaranteed Car Model” sign on the search results page.

Should I buy additional insurance for my car rental in San Francisco CA?

If you are not going to buy a full coverage insurance, it is advisable to buy insurance to secure your deposit. You will have to provide your vendor with a credit card with enough available amount of funds needed for the car’s deposit. But if any withdrawals occur, the insurance company will cover the expenses.

You can buy this type of insurance during online car rental booking on our website.