Car Rental San Francisco Airport

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Car Rental San Francisco Airport | Rent a car San Francisco

San Francisco the biggest city of North California.  San Francisco is well known for the Golden Gate Bridge and for the most famous prison in the world Alcatraz, but it has many more things to see and do. The best way to explore this amazing city is by renting a car, offers different kind of car categories from cheap economy cars to luxury SUV at San Francisco. 

Located in the beautiful California Bay Area, San Francisco is one of the largest, well-planned and most desirable cities in the world. San Francisco is a city famous for its Victorian styling, scenic drives, cultural ethnicity and diverse avenues just waiting to be explored. Moreover, the beautiful beaches and Fisherman’s Wharf are ideal picnic spots in the city.  While it is not physically possible to be everywhere, see all the sights and do everything in the city, car rental services are recommended to make the most of all there is.

Housed in the lavish Golden Gate District, this iconic bridge is the face of San Francisco and is also considered a ‘Modern Day Wonder of the World’. The view from the Gate is amazing and gives you a glimpse of the spectacular skyline of the city. In close proximity to the Golden Gate Bridge is the Presidio, with the Palace of Fine Arts in its midst. Exploring the district and its plentiful shopping areas is so much easier with car hire services.

Considered a tourist trap by many, Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco remains one of the most sought after destinations in the city. You can watch sea lions, spend time in the museums – especially the Hyde Street Pier, stroll along the natural harbour and watch live street shows here. There are ferry services available to Alcatraz prison or Angel Island that offer beautiful sights. Plus, the food here is delicious and there are many restaurants to choose from. 

The Twin Peaks are the highest points in San Francisco from where you get breathtaking views of the city and the Pacific Ocean. Bernal High Park in the financial district is another overlooked but beautiful place to go to. The various national sanctuaries and wildlife centres on the hills make for excellent one day trips from San Francisco. With reliable and low-cost car hire services, you can explore a variety of places close to the city.

The sun-kissed beaches at Ocean Beach in the North Beach district are a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Locals and tourists frequent these areas for a leisurely stroll or sunbathing and take ferry trips to the islands nearby. Treasure Island, which is an artificially created island in California Bay offers great sightseeing and dining options.

San Francisco is a popular tourist destination and it would be a shame to miss out on the best parts of this beautiful city.  Arranging car hire is easy and will save both time and money to help you to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime.

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Car rental tips for San Francisco Airport

Minimum age to rent a car in San Francisco

To drive in San Francisco you need to be at least 21 years old with a minimum of one year’s driving experience, however a young drivers fee may apply for drivers below 25 years. Please check the detailed rental terms for the extra young drivers fee.

Shuttle service

If a car rental company is Off Airport the supplier will provide a free of charge shuttle bus to the local rental office.


When traveling we advise to carry some US dollars to avoid any unwanted surprises. At San Francisco Airport there are Money Exchange offices in order to change your local currency.

Time zone

The local time code for San Francisco is PDT.


When traveling to San Francisco make sure to check the local weather conditions in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises.


San Francisco has approximately 870,887 inhabitants.

Worry Free car rental

Many car rentals offer a worry free car rental with reduced excess or full protection. Please check the terms and conditions to see all the options.

How do I select the perfect rental car in San Francisco Airport

In San Francisco Airport, many car rental companies offer different types of cars, from small cars to large SUVs. has made it easy for you. Simply filter the results. If you are looking for an SUV, click SUV and you will see all the SUVs you can choose. You can also see if the SUV is a 4 * 4 guaranteed, because not all SUVs are guaranteed 4 * 4. If you want a guaranteed diesel car, use the search filter and you will have the guarantee that you will get a diesel car.

What documentation do I need to rent a car in San Francisco Airport

A valid driving license in the name of the main driver and additional drivers is required, held for a minimum year requirement. An International License is also required, along with your own home license if you are renting out of the country where your home license was issued. Please always check in your own country for full details and requirements on where to obtain one. Also a credit card in the name of the main driver is needed when you want to rent a car.

Why rent a car?

The best way to discover San Francisco Airport is by renting a car. Renting a car is easy and affordable way of transportation. With your rent a car you can explore the beautiful surroundings of San Francisco Airport. works with numerous rent a car companies in San Francisco Airport.

Cross border with the rented car

Please note that if you intend to travel across country or state borders, restrictions may apply. Such cross-border charges may be applied at the rental desk.

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Facts about car rental in San Francisco Airport

  • Last month, the average car rental length at San Francisco Airport was 1 days.
  • The average rental car length at San Francisco Airport is 9 days.
  • The most booked rental car type currently at San Francisco Airport is PREMIUM cars.
  • Last year, the most booked rental car type at San Francisco Airport were LUXURY cars.
  • How much does it cost to rent a car at San Francisco Airport? Last month, the average car rental price was 87 USD.
  • Last year, how much did it cost to rent a car at San Francisco Airport? Last year, the average car rental price was 343 USD.
  • What is the current average daily price to rent a at San Francisco Airport? Last month, the average rental price was 87 USD per day.
  • How much did it cost to rent a car at San Francisco Airport over the past 12 months? Last Year, the average rental price was 38 USD per day.
  • The car rental companies available at San Francisco Airport are: Alamo, National.

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San Francisco Airport Rental Car Reviews
See below last 5 customer reviews. Our customers rated San Francisco Car Rental with an average of 8.00 based on 3 ratings.

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Mr Jean

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May 15, 2016


Excellent Service

We had excellent service at avr at sfo. the clerk was very courteous and very efficient.

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Mr Patrick

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September 20, 2015


Not Bad

Booked a small car but none of them had the parcel shelf fitted, so your bags were visible at all times. alamo allowed me to take a medium car i/l.

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Mr Bart

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May 18, 2015


Smooth Rental Experience

Alamo (sfo) had a very smooth process for rental, we could choose our car and when returning the car we got an exceptionally good customer service.