Car Rentals in San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, CA, United States
30 Nov — 7 Dec
Same drop-off
San Francisco, CA, United States
Wed 30/11
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Wed 7/12
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Best deals found for San Francisco, California car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in San Francisco, California
Ford Edge
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

C$ 30/day

28 Nov - 7 Dec
Ford Edge
Jeep Patriot
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

C$ 25/day

28 Nov - 5 Dec
Jeep Patriot
Cadillac XTS
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

C$ 33/day

28 Nov - 7 Dec
Cadillac XTS
Chevrolet Impala
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers

C$ 24/day

28 Nov - 7 Dec
Chevrolet Impala
Ford Focus Sedan
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

C$ 24/day

28 Nov - 7 Dec
Ford Focus Sedan
Hyundai Sonata
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

C$ 24/day

28 Nov - 7 Dec
Hyundai Sonata
Kia Rio
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
4-door vehicles

C$ 28/day

28 Nov - 5 Dec
Kia Rio
Chrysler 200
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

C$ 30/day

28 Nov - 7 Dec
Chrysler 200
Dodge Grand Caravan
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers

C$ 31/day

1 Dec - 8 Dec
Dodge Grand Caravan

Important information about San Francisco car rentals

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 neighborhoods. When driving car rentals 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 rental locations in San Francisco.

While free street parking is limited, there are many garages, paid parking lots, and metered spaces for you to park car rentals in San Francisco. The city is known for being quite busy, with many people from the area traveling 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 car rentals 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 passenger van rental or economy car rental, you are required to have a valid driver’s 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 driver’s license or a valid driver’s license from your home country that is accompanied by a passport.


San Francisco, California car rental deals found on momondo

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

Small Cars

C$ 61 - C$ 116

All Car Types

C$ 73 - C$ 157

The average price of a Small rental in San Francisco, the United States is C$ 89. The cheapest time to rent a Small in San Francisco, the United States is in January. The price is 33% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 61 per day. A Small rental is typically 27% less expensive than the average car rental in San Francisco. The average price of a vehicle rental in San Francisco can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for San Francisco Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in San Francisco, the United States is C$ 100. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in San Francisco, the United States is in January. The price is 38% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 63 per day. A Medium rental is typically 18% less expensive than the average car rental in San Francisco. The average price of a vehicle rental in San Francisco can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for San Francisco Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in San Francisco, the United States is C$ 119. The cheapest time to rent a Large in San Francisco, the United States is in January. The price is 32% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 81 per day. A Large rental is typically 4% less expensive than the average car rental in San Francisco. The average price of a vehicle rental in San Francisco can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for San Francisco Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in San Francisco, the United States is C$ 112. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in San Francisco, the United States is in January. The price is 49% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 58 per day. A SUV rental is typically 9% less expensive than the average car rental in San Francisco. The average price of a vehicle rental in San Francisco can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for San Francisco SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in San Francisco, the United States is C$ 137. The cheapest time to rent a Van in San Francisco, the United States is in January. The price is 52% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 67 per day. A Van rental is typically 11% more expensive than the average car rental in San Francisco. The average price of a vehicle rental in San Francisco can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for San Francisco Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury rental in San Francisco, the United States is C$ 140. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in San Francisco, the United States is in November. The price is 32% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 96 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 13% more expensive than the average car rental in San Francisco. The average price of a vehicle rental in San Francisco can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for San Francisco Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible rental in San Francisco, the United States is C$ 165. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in San Francisco, the United States is in January. The price is 46% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 90 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 26% more expensive than the average car rental in San Francisco. The average price of a vehicle rental in San Francisco can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for San Francisco Convertible rentals found on momondo in the past week.

Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

C$ 22/day

29 Nov - 6 Dec
Toyota Yaris
Hyundai Accent
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

C$ 28/day

28 Nov - 5 Dec
Hyundai Accent

San Francisco car rental directory

All major car rental suppliers in San Francisco, California

Alamo

8.6
Excellent
405 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.7

Value

8.3

Enterprise

8.5
Excellent
380 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.4

Value

8.4

Sixt

7.7
Good
128 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.3

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.5

Budget

7.2
Good
212 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

6.9

Dollar

7.0
Good
325 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.6

Overall

6.9

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

6.9

Thrifty

7.0
Good
457 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.9

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.8

Hertz

6.5
Good
223 reviews12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.2

Value

6.3

Avis

7.3
Good
74 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.1

Value

7.1

Quick facts about car rentals in San Francisco

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

Most Popular Agency

Fox

Popular Car Types

Compact, Intermediate, SUV

Cheapest Rental Car

C$ 34

Most Popular Model

Ford Focus
The most popular San Francisco car rental agency found on momondo this month is Fox. Other top choices for car rental companies are Thrifty and Advantage
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in San Francisco in the past 72 hours: Compact, Intermediate, SUV.
The lowest price for a rental car in San Francisco is C$ 34/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from C$ 71/day.
The most popular car model to rent in San Francisco in the past 7 days is the Ford Focus. Our users also prefer the Toyota Corolla as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

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

Nearby attractions:

Mission Dolores Park15.9 km
Mission San Francisco de Asís16.4 km
Chase Center16.6 km
Oracle Park17.4 km
AT&T Park17.5 km

Nearby attractions:

Chase Center60.7 km
Oracle Park61.5 km
AT&T Park61.5 km
Mission Dolores Park62.2 km
Mission San Francisco de Asís62.6 km

Nearby attractions:

Chase Center16.1 km
Oracle Park16.7 km
AT&T Park16.7 km
Moscone Center17.9 km
Hyatt Regency San Francisco18.1 km

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Driving with a rental car in San Francisco - FAQs

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

C$ 84 is the cost of a weekend car rental in San Francisco for December, with cheap deals starting as low as C$ 30. For a one-week car rental in San Francisco, prices in December average C$ 66, with the best deals starting at C$ 29.

Renting a car in San Francisco is cheapest when using Fox at their location in the city. The best daily rate a momondo has found is C$ 22, but typically it’s best to assume your rental will cost C$ 58/day.

Rental cars in San Francisco from popular agencies such as Alamo, Enterprise, and Avis will generally offer free cancellation. While momondo does not have any control over cancellation policies for rental cars in San Francisco, we can help you find the cheapest car to rent for your upcoming trip.

The city of San Francisco, CA has 12 locations owned by Hertz, with an average daily rate of C$ 94.

San Francisco’s speed limit is 40 km/h when you are driving in the city. This speed limit might also apply to surrounding towns and neighbourhoods. The suburban speed limit in San Francisco is 120 km/h and the speed limit for highways is 120 km/h. However, be sure to look for posted signage as these speeds may vary.

In November, San Francisco usually gets 65 mm of precipitation and has an average temperature of 14 °C. This information can be very helpful when looking at rental cars in San Francisco as it can help you make the best decision.

If you’re looking for a San Francisco rental car for a road trip to the surrounding areas during the month of November it’s important to know that the rest of California typically has a temperature of 15 °C and will usually expect 42.8 mm of precipitation.


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Booking a car rental in San Francisco via momondo could save you time and money. momondo provides you with a wide selection of options and cars as we search thousands of car rental websites and locations to enable you to make the best choice for your trip.

Once you have performed a search for a car rental in San Francisco, momondo will show the results and enable you to find the best deal by using our filters; here you can narrow your search down by vehicle type, price, agencies and a multitude of policies that can apply.

Of course! momondo has a dedicated filter for users to specifically look at car rentals in San Francisco which offer free cancellation.

Fair fuel policies are specifically available to select on momondo, allowing you to refine your search for rental cars in San Francisco.

Yes, momondo can show you specific deals which include enhanced cleaning on car rentals in San Francisco.

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


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