Car Hire in San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, CA, United States
19 Aug — 26 Aug
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San Francisco, CA, United States
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Best deals found for San Francisco, California car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in San Francisco, California
Kia Stinger
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
5-door vehicles

£49/day

24 Oct - 4 Nov
Kia Stinger
Mercedes-Benz GLA
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£53/day

7 Sep - 28 Sep
Mercedes-Benz GLA
Kia Sportage
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

£45/day

1 Sep - 13 Sep
Kia Sportage
Jaguar XF
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£49/day

3 Sep - 18 Sep
Jaguar XF
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£46/day

1 Sep - 13 Sep
Nissan Qashqai
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£43/day

11 Sep - 23 Sep
Ford Focus
Volkswagen Golf
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£44/day

13 Sep - 28 Sep
Volkswagen Golf
Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£43/day

1 Sep - 13 Sep
Audi A3
Kia Rio
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
4-door vehicles

£44/day

8 Sep - 15 Sep
Kia Rio

Important information about San Francisco car hire

There are a few attractions that are must-sees when visiting the Golden Gate City, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, and the Muir Woods National Monument. Always be on the lookout for the 101 Freeway, as this is one of the city’s main roads and connects many of the neighbourhoods. When driving hired cars in San Francisco, keep in mind that some expressways require drivers to pay tolls, such as Interstate 580 or State Route 237. Parking rental cars in San Francisco may be difficult, as it’s a busy city that attracts many visitors. Street parking is often limited to residents, so you will often need to park San Francisco car rentals at metered spots or in a paid parking garage. Renting a car in this area is easy, as there are upwards of 175 car hire locations in San Francisco.

While free street parking is limited, there are many garages, paid parking lots, and metered spaces for you to park hired cars in San Francisco. The city is known for being quite busy, with many people from the area travelling there for work. Some common traffic hotspots include Highways 1, 101, and 280, so try to avoid these during rush hour, which is considered to be the early mornings and evenings. A cheap car rental in San Francisco is a great way to easily and affordably explore the region on your own schedule. Having access to your own vehicle will make it easy to see sights that are further away from the city, such as Santa Cruz and Sausalito, both of which can be reached by car in around an hour. The city is also known for being quite hilly, making rental cars a more convenient mode of transportation than walking.

When driving hired cars in San Francisco, it’s important to keep a few different traffic laws in mind. The city has many one-way streets and lanes designated just for buses, so make sure to keep your eyes open for signs that indicate this. Drivers are always required to yield for pedestrians, even if they are crossing the street in an unmarked area. Keep in mind that in California, it’s illegal to write, send, or read text messages while driving. You can also only use designated carpool lanes if you have at least two passengers in the vehicle, otherwise, you may receive a fine. If you ever have any doubts, contact the San Francisco Department of Motor Vehicles to receive information on the latest traffic laws.

When you rent a car in San Francisco, whether it be a people carrier rental or economy car rental, you are required to have a valid driving license that does not expire during your rental period. If you are not a United States citizen, you can still rent a car if you have either an international driving license or a valid driving license from your home country that is accompanied by a passport.


San Francisco, California car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in San Francisco that's right for you

Small cars

£33 - £77

All Car Types

£46 - £106

The average price of a Small hire in San Francisco, the United States is £54. The cheapest time to hire a Small in San Francisco, the United States is in January. The price is 39% lower than the rest of the year at just £33 per day. A Small car hire is typically 28% less expensive than the average car hire in San Francisco. The average price of a car hire in San Francisco can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for San Francisco Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium hire in San Francisco, the United States is £69. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in San Francisco, the United States is in January. The price is 41% lower than the rest of the year at just £41 per day. A Medium car hire is typically 8% less expensive than the average car hire in San Francisco. The average price of a car hire in San Francisco can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for San Francisco Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large hire in San Francisco, the United States is £71. The cheapest time to hire a Large in San Francisco, the United States is in January. The price is 48% lower than the rest of the year at just £38 per day. A Large car hire is typically 4% less expensive than the average car hire in San Francisco. The average price of a car hire in San Francisco can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for San Francisco Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in San Francisco, the United States is £66. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in San Francisco, the United States is in January. The price is 43% lower than the rest of the year at just £38 per day. A SUV car hire is typically 12% less expensive than the average car hire in San Francisco. The average price of a car hire in San Francisco can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for San Francisco SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van hire in San Francisco, the United States is £86. The cheapest time to hire a Van in San Francisco, the United States is in January. The price is 48% lower than the rest of the year at just £46 per day. A Van car hire is typically 14% more expensive than the average car hire in San Francisco. The average price of a car hire in San Francisco can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for San Francisco Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury hire in San Francisco, the United States is £85. The cheapest time to hire a Luxury in San Francisco, the United States is in February. The price is 37% lower than the rest of the year at just £54 per day. A Luxury car hire is typically 12% more expensive than the average car hire in San Francisco. The average price of a car hire in San Francisco can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for San Francisco Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible hire in San Francisco, the United States is £96. The cheapest time to hire a Convertible in San Francisco, the United States is in January. The price is 36% lower than the rest of the year at just £63 per day. A Convertible car hire is typically 23% more expensive than the average car hire in San Francisco. The average price of a car hire in San Francisco can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£43/day

1 Sep - 13 Sep
Toyota Yaris
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£43/day

11 Sep - 23 Sep
Ford Focus
Kia Rio
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
4-door vehicles

£44/day

8 Sep - 15 Sep
Kia Rio

San Francisco car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in San Francisco, California
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Excellent
402 reviews4 locations
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Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

9.0

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

9.2

Value

7.7
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Good
375 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.9

Value

8.4
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Good
119 reviews5 locations
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Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

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Good
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Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.2

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.3
5.1
Okay
448 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.2

Overall

5.0

Pick-up/drop-off

4.8

Value

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4.9
Okay
220 reviews12 locations
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Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.4

Overall

4.9

Pick-up/drop-off

4.7

Value

5.2
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Okay
318 reviews3 locations
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Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.1

Overall

4.8

Pick-up/drop-off

5.0

Value

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5.2
Okay
71 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

6.3

Overall

5.1

Pick-up/drop-off

4.9

Value

5.7

Quick facts about car hire in San Francisco

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in San Francisco

Most Popular Agency

Avis

Popular Car Types

SUV, Standard, Intermediate

Cheapest Hire Car

£34

Most Popular Model

Hyundai Accent
The most popular San Francisco car hire agency found on momondo this month is Avis. Other top choices for car hire companies are Thrifty and Budget
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in San Francisco in the past 72 hours: SUV, Standard, Intermediate.
The lowest price for a car hire in San Francisco is £34/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from £60/day.
The most popular car model to hire in San Francisco in the past 7 days is the Hyundai Accent. Our users also prefer the Hyundai Accent as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in San Francisco

Nearby attractions:

Mission San Francisco de Asís10.2 mi
New Conservatory Theatre Center10.9 mi
San Francisco City Hall11.1 mi
Alamo Square11.2 mi
Moscone Center11.3 mi

Nearby attractions:

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge38.7 mi
Mission San Francisco de Asís38.9 mi
Moscone Center38.9 mi
New Conservatory Theatre Center39.2 mi
San Francisco Ferry Building39.3 mi

Nearby attractions:

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge10.7 mi
Moscone Center11.1 mi
San Francisco Ferry Building11.2 mi
Hyatt Regency San Francisco11.2 mi
Union Square11.6 mi

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Driving with a car hire in San Francisco - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in San Francisco so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

To hire a car for a weekend in San Francisco in September, the average price was £74 with cheaper deals starting around £32. £67 is a normal deal for a week-long hire in San Francisco, but for September it's not uncommon to see prices as low as £20, depending on your requirements.

Advance Car And Truck Rental typically has the cheapest daily rates in San Francisco, which you can find at any of their locations. On average, you should expect to pay £20/day, but our users have found rates as low as £15/day for their car hire in San Francisco.

Every car hire company in San Francisco has a different cancellation policy. At momondo, we will always disclose in the car rental search results whether or not an agency has a cancellation fee. Some of the top car hire companies in San Francisco include Alamo, Enterprise, and Avis, so be sure to check if they offer free cancellation.

The best way to enjoy the sites in San Francisco during the month of September is by hiring a convertible. You are less likely to run into any instances of precipitation or colder weather, because San Francisco has an average temperature of 17 °C and average rainfall of 27 mm during the month of September. Hiring a Convertible in San Francisco will cost you £95/day on average.

Hertz has the most locations of any car hire company in San Francisco, CA, with 12 locations. Typically momondo users find deals around £95/day when renting a car from Hertz in San Francisco, CA.

25 mph is the city speed limit for San Francisco, which also applies to surrounding towns and other urban centres. The suburban speed limit and the speed limit for motorways around San Francisco are 75 mph and 75 mph, respectively. If you hire a car in San Francisco, be aware that these speed limits may be strictly enforced.

During the month of August the average temperature in San Francisco is 16 °C and the expected precipitation is 1 mm. This information is useful for travellers looking for a car hire in San Francisco.

If you’re looking for a San Francisco hire car for a road trip to the surrounding areas during the month of August it’s important to know that the rest of California typically has a temperature of 22 °C and will usually expect 1.1 mm of precipitation.


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By the use of filters, momondo makes finding a great car hire in San Francisco easier. Whether it is price, car type, amenities or policies, momondo allows you to refine your search with these and more filters to find the best deal for you.

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momondo specifically allows you to search for car hire in San Francisco with fair fuel policies.

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Yes, car hire deals in San Francisco with unlimited mileage can be found on momondo.


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