Car Hire in San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, CA, United States
13 Feb — 20 Feb
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San Francisco, CA, United States
Mon 13/2
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Mon 20/2
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Best deals found for San Francisco, California car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in San Francisco, California
Honda City
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

₹ 30/day

11 Feb - 18 Feb
Honda City
Toyota Camry
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

₹ 31/day

11 Feb - 18 Feb
Toyota Camry
Ford Mustang Convertible
or similar Convertible
Up to 5 passengers

₹ 62/day

11 Feb - 18 Feb
Ford Mustang Convertible
Toyota Etios
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

₹ 30/day

11 Feb - 18 Feb
Toyota Etios
Suzuki Swift Dzire
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

₹ 38/day

11 Feb - 18 Feb
Suzuki Swift Dzire
Ford EcoSport
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

₹ 31/day

11 Feb - 18 Feb
Ford EcoSport
Ford Ka
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

₹ 35/day

11 Feb - 18 Feb
Ford Ka

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 rental deals found on momondo

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

Small cars

₹ 3,706 - ₹ 7,775

All Car Types

₹ 5,472 - ₹ 15,357

The average price of a Small rental in San Francisco, the United States is ₹ 5,361. The cheapest time to rent a Small in San Francisco, the United States is in January. The price is 31% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 3,706 per day. A Small rental is typically 34% 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 ₹ 6,454. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in San Francisco, the United States is in January. The price is 34% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 4,322 per day. A Medium rental is typically 20% 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 ₹ 8,184. The cheapest time to rent a Large in San Francisco, the United States is in February. The price is 48% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 4,328 per day. A Large rental is typically 2% 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.

The average price of a SUV rental in San Francisco, the United States is ₹ 7,381. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in San Francisco, the United States is in January. The price is 41% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 4,414 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 ₹ 8,771. The cheapest time to rent a Van in San Francisco, the United States is in January. The price is 33% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 5,899 per day. A Van rental is typically 9% 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.

The average price of a Luxury rental in San Francisco, the United States is ₹ 10,526. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in San Francisco, the United States is in February. The price is 58% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 4,437 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 24% 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.

The average price of a Convertible rental in San Francisco, the United States is ₹ 10,322. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in San Francisco, the United States is in February. The price is 40% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 6,284 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 23% 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.

Ford Ka
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

₹ 35/day

11 Feb - 18 Feb
Ford Ka
Hyundai i20
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

₹ 38/day

11 Feb - 18 Feb
Hyundai i20

San Francisco car hire directory

All major car rental suppliers in San Francisco, California

Alamo

8.6
Very Good
406 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

8.3

Enterprise

8.5
Very Good
380 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.3

Sixt

7.7
Good
131 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.3

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.6

Budget

7.2
Good
216 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

6.9

Thrifty

6.9
Okay
459 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.8

Dollar

6.8
Okay
329 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.7

Hertz

6.5
Okay
227 reviews12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.3

Avis

7.2
Good
75 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.0

Value

7.0

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

Dollar

Popular Car Types

SUV, Intermediate, Full-size

Cheapest Rental Car

₹ 2,484

Most Popular Model

Nissan Rogue
The most popular San Francisco car rental agency found on momondo this month is Dollar. Other top choices for car rental companies are Hertz and Fox
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in San Francisco in the past 72 hours: SUV, Intermediate, Full-size.
The lowest price for a rental car in San Francisco is ₹ 2,484/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from ₹ 4,903/day.
The most popular car model to rent in San Francisco in the past 7 days is the Nissan Rogue. Our users also prefer the Volkswagen Jetta 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
Golden Gate Bridge23.6 km

Nearby attractions:

Moscone Center62.7 km
Union Square63.4 km
Lombard Street65.2 km
Fisherman's Wharf65.6 km
Golden Gate Bridge70.1 km

Nearby attractions:

Moscone Center17.9 km
Union Square18.6 km
Lombard Street20.2 km
Fisherman's Wharf20.4 km
Golden Gate Bridge25.7 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

For March in San Francisco, the average price from these searches for a weekend rental was ₹ 10,186 - but some users found deals as low as ₹ 3,736. For a one-week car rental in San Francisco, prices in March average ₹ 2,600, with the best deals starting at ₹ 1,989.

The cheapest car hire in San Francisco are generally found through Fox. When booking with Fox, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as 19.31/day. The average price to hire a car in San Francisco is 34.31/day.

The majority of the San Francisco car hire agencies that we partner with do not have a cancellation fee. This means that if your plans change unexpectedly, many car rental centres in San Francisco such as Alamo, Enterprise, and Avis often offer cancellation free of charge based on when you booked.

With temperatures averaging 13 °C and precipitation usually 36 mm during March, you should consider renting a standard when travelling to San Francisco. A standard can handle the fluctuations in temperature and rainfall during the month of March and is a popular choice for travellers heading to San Francisco. Hiring a Standard in San Francisco will cost you ₹ 3,086/day on average.

Hertz has the most locations of any car hire company in San Francisco, with 12 locations.

When you hire a car in San Francisco, you should abide by the city’s 40 km/h speed limit. The speed limits on any suburban roads and highways in San Francisco are 120 km/h and 120 km/h, respectively. Be on the lookout for posted signage, because these speed limits might change depending on where you are within San Francisco.

Typically, the weather in San Francisco through the month of February is 12 °C and the expected precipitation is 97 mm. This is important information to know when hiring a car so you can be sure to rent the perfect car for the expected weather.

Travellers looking to leave from San Francisco on a road trip around California or the surrounding areas during the month of February should expect temperatures around 12 °C and about 79 mm of possible rain through the month.


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