Car Rentals San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, CA, United States
28 Jan — 4 Feb
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San Francisco, CA, United States
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Audi A4
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
Thrifty

C$ 36/day

14 Feb - 25 Feb
Audi A4
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
Dollar

C$ 33/day

14 Feb - 25 Feb
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
Thrifty

C$ 37/day

6 Feb - 13 Feb
Audi A3
Chevrolet Equinox
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
Dollar

C$ 44/day

6 Feb - 13 Feb
Chevrolet Equinox
BMW X3
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
Thrifty

C$ 40/day

6 Feb - 13 Feb
BMW X3
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
Thrifty

C$ 33/day

14 Feb - 25 Feb
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
Chevrolet Equinox
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
Thrifty

C$ 48/day

13 Feb - 27 Feb
Chevrolet Equinox
Audi A4
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
Thrifty

C$ 37/day

6 Feb - 13 Feb
Audi A4

San Francisco, California car rental deals found on momondo

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Small Cars

C$ 48 - C$ 76

All Car Types

C$ 62 - C$ 108

The average price of a Small rental in San Francisco, United States is C$ 60. The cheapest time to rent a Small in San Francisco, United States is in January. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 48 per day. A Small rental is typically 30% 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, United States is C$ 70. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in San Francisco, United States is in January. The price is 23% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 55 per day. A Medium rental is typically 19% 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, United States is C$ 87. The cheapest time to rent a Large in San Francisco, United States is in May. The price is 19% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 71 per day. A Large rental is typically 0% 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 Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in San Francisco, United States is C$ 76. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in San Francisco, United States is in January. The price is 32% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 52 per day. A SUV rental is typically 13% 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, United States is C$ 92. The cheapest time to rent a Van in San Francisco, United States is in January. The price is 34% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 62 per day. A Van rental is typically 7% 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, United States is C$ 109. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in San Francisco, United States is in March. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 82 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 21% 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, United States is C$ 118. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in San Francisco, United States is in January. The price is 50% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 60 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 27% 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.

Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
Thrifty

C$ 33/day

14 Feb - 25 Feb
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
Thrifty

C$ 34/day

14 Feb - 25 Feb
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
Thrifty

C$ 36/day

6 Feb - 13 Feb
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

San Francisco Car Rental Directory

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Good
26 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.4

Value

6.4

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Nearby attractions:

Mission Dolores Park15.9 km
Mission San Francisco de Asís16.4 km
AT&T Park17.5 km
Orpheum Theater17.8 km
San Francisco City Hall17.9 km

Nearby attractions:

AT&T Park61.5 km
Mission Dolores Park62.2 km
Mission San Francisco de Asís62.6 km
Moscone Center62.7 km
Yerba Buena Gardens62.9 km

Nearby attractions:

AT&T Park16.7 km
Moscone Center17.9 km
Yerba Buena Gardens18.1 km
Union Square18.6 km
Orpheum Theater18.7 km

Information about your trip to San Francisco

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.

Is it worthwhile renting a car while visiting 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.

What different driving laws should I keep in mind while driving in San Francisco?

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.

What kind of driver’s license do you need to rent a car in San Francisco?

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.


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Car Rental in San Francisco

  • What cleaning measures are being taken by San Francisco car rental companies to control the spread of COVID-19?

    Enhanced cleaning is one of the new benefits that may be provided to you when you rent a car in San Francisco. Use our search filter to see all the companies offering enhanced cleaning for your trip. As things change, so do policies. We’ll do our best to stay on top of things, but always be sure to check with the provider directly.

  • How much will it cost to rent a car in San Francisco, California in February?

    C$ 56 is the cost of a weekend car rental in San Francisco for February, with cheap deals starting as low as C$ 25. For a one-week car rental in San Francisco, prices in February average C$ 58, with the best deals starting at C$ 20.

  • Which car rental agency in San Francisco has the cheapest rental car prices?

    Renting a car in San Francisco is cheapest when using Dollar at one of their 3 locations in the city. The best daily rate a momondo has found is C$ 17, but typically it’s best to assume your rental will cost C$ 59/day.

  • Is there a fee to cancel my San Francisco, CA car rental?

    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.

  • What is the best type of car to rent in San Francisco during February?

    Renting a standard in San Francisco during the month of February is what most travellers prefer. With temperatures averaging 13 °C and precipitation around 72 mm during February, a standard is more than capable of handling these weather conditions. This is the perfect rental car type for wet roads and above-freezing temperatures. Renting a Standard in San Francisco will cost you C$ 76/day on average.

  • Which rental car company in San Francisco has the most locations?

    The city of San Francisco, CA has 12 locations owned by Hertz, with an average daily rate of C$ 73.

  • What is the speed limit in San Francisco, CA?

    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.

  • What car do most people rent in San Francisco?

    Most momondo users will rent the Ford Escape in San Francisco, though renting the Hyundai Elantra is a popular second choice according to our data. If you’re interested in renting the Ford Escape, prices are C$ 67 per day on average. Some users have found Ford Escape rental deals in San Francisco for as low as C$ 16 per day. Hyundai Elantra rentals in San Francisco are C$ 64 per day on average, with some of the cheapest deals at C$ 15 per day.

  • What car rental company has the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited in San Francisco?

    NU Car is the most popular car rental company in San Francisco that has Jeep Wrangler Unlimited rentals. Jeep Wrangler Unlimited rentals in San Francisco are around C$ 44/day when renting from NU Car.

  • What is the weather like in San Francisco, CA in January?

    In January, San Francisco usually gets 112 mm of precipitation and has an average temperature of 11 °C. This information can be very helpful when looking at rental cars in San Francisco as it can help you make the best decision.

  • What car would momondo recommend based on the weather in January?

    The weather in San Francisco during January would likely not impact the type of rental much. momondo users do seem to prefer certain car types when looking for specific vehicles for their San Francisco car rental. Price-conscious travelers looking for a San Francisco car rental option tend to like small cars. These are typically the least expensive. Examples of small cars available for rent are the Hyundai Accent, the Ford Focus, and the Ford Fiesta.

  • Is the weather in San Francisco similar to the rest of California?

    If you’re looking for a San Francisco rental car for a road trip to the surrounding areas during the month of January it’s important to know that the rest of California typically has a temperature of 12 °C and will usually expect 84 mm of precipitation.


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