Car Hire in San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, CA, United States
12 Aug — 19 Aug
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San Francisco, CA, United States
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Fri 19/8
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Best deals found for San Francisco, California car hire

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in San Francisco, California
Audi A5 Sportback
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers

€54/day

4 Sep - 25 Sep
Audi A5 Sportback
Volkswagen Passat
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

€46/day

16 Sep - 4 Oct
Volkswagen Passat
Skoda Octavia
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

€48/day

10 Aug - 20 Aug
Skoda Octavia
Audi A6
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

€56/day

16 Sep - 4 Oct
Audi A6
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

€53/day

1 Sep - 10 Sep
Nissan Qashqai
Opel Astra
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

€46/day

16 Sep - 4 Oct
Opel Astra
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

€45/day

16 Sep - 4 Oct
Nissan Qashqai
Seat Leon ST
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

€47/day

16 Sep - 4 Oct
Seat Leon ST
Opel Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

€45/day

16 Sep - 4 Oct
Opel Corsa

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 - €106

All Car Types

€49 - €128

The average price of a Small hire in San Francisco, the United States is €65. The cheapest time to hire a Small in San Francisco, the United States is in January. The price is 50% lower than the rest of the year at just €33 per day. A Small hire is typically 30% 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 €81. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in San Francisco, the United States is in February. The price is 57% lower than the rest of the year at just €36 per day. A Medium 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 Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large hire in San Francisco, the United States is €94. The cheapest time to hire a Large in San Francisco, the United States is in February. The price is 45% lower than the rest of the year at just €53 per day. A Large hire is typically 3% 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 Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in San Francisco, the United States is €88. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in San Francisco, the United States is in January. The price is 47% lower than the rest of the year at just €47 per day. A SUV hire is typically 6% 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 €114. The cheapest time to hire a Van in San Francisco, the United States is in January. The price is 60% lower than the rest of the year at just €46 per day. A Van hire is typically 19% 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.

The average price of a Luxury hire in San Francisco, the United States is €102. The cheapest time to hire a Luxury in San Francisco, the United States is in January. The price is 41% lower than the rest of the year at just €61 per day. A Luxury hire is typically 10% 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 €112. The cheapest time to hire a Convertible in San Francisco, the United States is in January. The price is 34% lower than the rest of the year at just €74 per day. A Convertible hire is typically 17% 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.

Opel Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

€45/day

16 Sep - 4 Oct
Opel Corsa
Opel Astra
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

€46/day

16 Sep - 4 Oct
Opel Astra
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

€45/day

16 Sep - 4 Oct
Nissan Qashqai

San Francisco car hire directory

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402 reviews4 locations
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8.9

Comfort

9.0

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Pick-up/drop-off

9.2

Value

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Good
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6.3

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6.2

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6.2

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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

Intermediate, SUV, Standard

Cheapest Hire Car

€49

Most Popular Model

Chrysler 200
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 Alamo
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in San Francisco in the past 72 hours: Intermediate, SUV, Standard.
The lowest price for a car hire in San Francisco is €49/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from €84/day.
The most popular car model to hire in San Francisco in the past 7 days is the Chrysler 200. 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:

Moscone Center18.1 km
Union Square18.7 km
Lombard Street20.4 km
Fisherman's Wharf21.0 km

Nearby attractions:

Moscone Center62.7 km
Union Square63.4 km
Lombard Street65.2 km
Fisherman's Wharf65.6 km

Nearby attractions:

Moscone Center17.9 km
Union Square18.6 km
Lombard Street20.2 km
Fisherman's Wharf20.4 km

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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 €139 with cheaper deals starting around €70. Users looking for a one-week hire in San Francisco for September saw an average deal of €84 - but quotes as low as €45 were available depending on dates and car options.

Hiring a car in San Francisco is cheapest when using Advance Car And Truck Rental at their location in the city. The best daily rate a momondo has found is €24, but typically it’s best to assume your rental will cost €29/day.

When hiring a car, you can expect to find that a majority of the rental car agencies in San Francisco do not have a cancellation fee. Keep in mind that momondo does not set these cancellation policies, but we can help you find great deals on car hire in San Francisco. Be sure to look for the Cancellation Policy when you conduct your search.

When temperatures average 17 °C and precipitation is 27 mm, your best car hire option for the month of September is a convertible. Renting a convertible in San Francisco is an exciting way to see the area without having to worry about the weather being uncooperative. However, it is always a good idea to check the forecast before you travel and make any adjustments to your car hire plans. Hiring a Convertible in San Francisco will cost you €134/day on average.

Hertz is the car hire company with the most locations in San Francisco, CA. At those 12 locations, you can expect to pay a daily rate of €137 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 motorways is 120 km/h. However, be sure to look for posted signage as these speeds may vary.

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.

Travellers looking to leave from San Francisco on a road trip around California or the surrounding areas during the month of August should expect temperatures around 21 °C and about 1.4 mm of possible rain through the month.


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Why use momondo?

Booking a car hire 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 hire websites and locations to enable you to make the best choice for your trip.

Once you have performed a search for a car hire 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.

Yes, momondo allows you to filter specifically for car hire companies in San Francisco offering free cancellation.

Yes, momondo has a filter for fair fuel policies on car hire in San Francisco.

You certainly can. momondo has a dedicated filter for enhanced cleaning services for all car hire locations including San Francisco.

Unlimited mileage is indeed an option momondo offers on car hire in San Francisco.


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