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San Francisco, CA, United States
17 Dec — 24 Dec
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San Francisco, CA, United States
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Sat 24-12
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San Francisco car hire information

Pick-up locationSan Francisco
Car typesCompact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations91
Airport locations26
Popular agenciesDollar, Fox, Thrifty, Hertz

Cheap car rentals in San Francisco

EconomyS$ 40/day
CompactS$ 37/day
IntermediateS$ 39/day
StandardS$ 39/day
Full-sizeS$ 39/day
LuxuryS$ 61/day
ConvertibleS$ 66/day
Intermediate SUVS$ 45/day
Standard SUVS$ 53/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

San Francisco car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8.6

Excellent

1007 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.3

4 locations in San Francisco

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from S$ 57/day

Locations in San Francisco

340 O Farrell St

+1 888 826 6893

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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350 Beach St

+1 415 474 9600

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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687 Folsom St

+1 415 882 9440

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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780 North Mcdonnell Rd

+1 844 370 8302

Monday06:00 - 23:00
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10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off were super easy. Great car!

Cons:

It would have been nice to pick up my car when I first landed, but it was 12:30 am so they were closed. HAd to come back in the morning to get my car.

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great attention. Car was neat. Quick pick up and return

10.0 Excellent

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop off was great, loved that you end up on the top floor where the people mover is located. Very personable and helpful agent checked me in.

Cons:

Going over information about traveling tolls- didnt' even realize there was a fact sheet in the rental agreement folder.

9.2 Excellent

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Crumbs on right front seat.

5.2 Okay

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Premium car

Cons:

You lied to me about the price. I was charged more at the rental company, so I called and was told not to worry. But I received my bill yesterday and the charge is the higher one.

8.8 Excellent

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

drop off super easy and efficient

Cons:

check in process

1 out of 135

Fox

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.8

Value for money

5.5

One location in San Francisco

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Locations in San Francisco

435 South Airport Boulevard

+1 415 917 2713

Monday05:00 - 23:59
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8.0 Excellent

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Jose was great and super helpful. I also had an incident with lost keys and Philip was incredibly responsive and accommodating especially when there was a mix up.

Cons:

The lost and found process could have been more organized/smoother.

7.6 Good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

the dropoff was quick and easy. Pickup was a 2 hour wait in a line only to find a clerk who didn't know how to handle long-term rentals, and another wait for the manager.

Cons:

more help at the pickup line, or better staffing for expected surges.

8.4 Excellent

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes, staff were very helpful.

Cons:

At first they offered us a smelly old Toyota RAV from Utah, with the windows open. That was a clue - really smelly. And we wanted a SUV for the all-wheel drive; that one was only 2-wheel drive.

2.8 Mediocre

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Outrageous daily fees for tolls. Did not give me the car I asked for; gave me a car with less comfort and worse mileage.

2.0 Mediocre

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Cheaters

3.2 Mediocre

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

This was a horrible experience getting dragged through the coals by car rentals.com and fox

Cons:

Problem 1: I accidentally submit the rental for two days and I only neede the car one. There was no way to change this even after retuning the car in ) hours I still had to pay for two. Kayak said the car would be fifteen dollars a day... the site recharged me 58 dollars (two days) and the guy at the counter tried to charge me 123 dollars with tacked in charges. How we got to 123 dollars from 15 is mysterious. I had to fight to get the total down to 70 and this still seems like way too much for borrowing a car for 6 hours.

1 out of 241

Enterprise

8.5

Excellent

858 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.4

11 locations in San Francisco

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from S$ 58/day

Locations in San Francisco

1600 Mission St

+1 415 522 5900

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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2 Embarcadero Center

+1 415 362 2003

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312 8th St

+1 415 703 9000

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33 Cambon Dr

+1 415 337 9000

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340 O Farrell St

+1 415 837 1700

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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350 Beach St

+1 415 474 9600

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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4250 Geary Blvd

+1 415 750 2500

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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45 Charter Oak Ave

+1 415 330 0270

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550 Turk St

+1 415 447 0520

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687 Folsom St

+1 415 546 6777

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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780 North Mcdonnell Rd

+1 833 635 0431

Monday06:00 - 23:00
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10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

All the staff I encountered were friendly and helpful.

10.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

First car's media center wasnt working so they switched us to a comparable car.

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were extremely helpful. I ended up changing my reservation to an earlier time with no cost, then was unable to make it in that early due to unexpected circumstances. They ended up adjusting it so I could bring it back later on my return date, which they didn’t have to do. Staff is very friendly and laid back. Will definitely come back to this location.

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was excellent, extra efficient and professional. The cars they have in their fleet are top notch. Ill be sticking with Enterprise in the future.

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Excellent experience

6.0 Good

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff really Did their best to make sure I was satisfied with my vehicle and their service

Cons:

They did not have the car I reserved for me because they were busy. My pickup wait time was about an hour. The tire pressure light was in the whole drive to LA. Then on the drive down a notice for an oil Change came up. There also wasn’t any wiper fluid.

1 out of 127

Sixt

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

7.5

6 locations in San Francisco

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from S$ 46/day

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1365 Columbus Ave

+1 888 749 8227

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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325 Mason St Suite 9

+1 888 749 8227

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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475 S Van Ness Ave

+1 888 749 8227

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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7 S Linden Ave

+1 415 658 9800

Monday09:00 - 13:00
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780 N McDonnell Rd

+1 888 749 8227

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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950 Mason Street

+1 888 749 8227

Monday10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday10:00 - 18:00
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8.0 Excellent

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Good car. Easy pick up and drop off. But the guy checking in the car at drop off was way too pedantic - customers before and after me were complaining as even the tiniest mark easily rubbed off was being circled. Luckily I photographed damage to my vehicle at pick up. Took way too long to do the drop off as I waited almost 20mins for the car Infront of me to be checked then almost ten minutes to check my car. Apart from drop off all good.

8.0 Excellent

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Upgrade to BMW was nice.

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2022

KAYAK
The woman who helped me at the San Francisco location was AMAZING! The only complaint I have is that the vehicles available weren’t what I would consider luxury. For example, the most luxury sedan available was a BMW 3 series.

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The service during our rental experience was phenomenal. We received especially great service from Subhadra during our pickup at SFO. She was extremely helpful in talking us through our options and helping us arrive at the car that was the best fit for our trip.

6.0 Good

Oct 2022

KAYAK
I was so glad I wasn’t in the hour-long Budget line at SFO – apparently that is normal. I was annoyed that Sixt’s mobile check-in didn’t work and that I got “upgraded” to an SUV that ended up having a charge of $140 added for my pre-paid gas. I only used half the tank so I really didn’t need that!

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Staff was easy to work with, process was simple and streamlined, lines were much shorter than other car rentals, and the price was less. The car itself was perfect for our needs and in great condition, nearly new

1 out of 43

Avis

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

7.1

6 locations in San Francisco

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Locations in San Francisco

333 O'farrell Street

+1 415 292 4045

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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5 Embarcadero Center

+1 415 395 4758

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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500 Beach Street, Suite 120

+1 415 441 4141

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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675 Post Street

+1 415 929 2555

Monday07:00 - 17:00
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780 Mcdonnell Road

+1 650 877 6780

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821 Howard Street

+1 415 227 4227

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2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Waited for two hours to get the car! Their system is slow, their service is not optimal nor friendly! Just bad experience for a lot of money! Will not use them again.

2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

The location was closed when I got there. How was I able to make a reservation at 5pm when the place closes at 5pm? On top of that, I got there at 4:50 p.m and the location was closed. I attempted to go to the airport Avis location and swap my reservation there but the rate was 3x more expensive and the reservation non transferable. Ended up not getting a car and had to cancel all my plans for the weeeknd. On top of all of this, Avis is now charging me a no show fee.

2.0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Couldn't even pick up my car

8.0 Excellent

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff at the pickup was very friendly and helpful.

Cons:

I was unable to find the return location, tried calling and no answer. Ended up being late by 20 min and getting charged for a whole extra day. The drop off process was pretty bad.

8.8 Excellent

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very clean

Cons:

Pickup, the store we went to was very confused about our rental and the car had some flapping underneath

4.8 Okay

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

They didn't have a small-sized car that I originally requested, and first gave me a large Ford sedan that was very loud (the moment you turn it on, it makes a VROOM noise without accelerating), and when I requested a different car they said they only had a large SUV, so I ended up taking that which was very uncomfortable to drive.

1 out of 25

Budget

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

6.9

6 locations in San Francisco

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333 O Farrell Street

+1 628 895 0436

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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5 Embarcadero Center

+1 415 433 3717

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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500 Beach Street, Suite 120

+1 415 292 3683

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675 Post Street

+1 415 674 1917

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780 Mcdonnell Road

+1 650 877 0998

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821 Howard Street

+1 415 957 9998

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10.0 Excellent

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Employees at both 675 Post St SF and West Los Angeles are extremely friendly and efficient!

4.0 Okay

Oct 2022

KAYAK
pick off was good, but we were told to buy the gas because we will need a tank to come 200 km, costs 106€……than we asked if we can return car whenever we want within the 24h by a one day rental, answer yes its a 24 h rate. we arrived at our destination, phoned the return point just to be sure….she told us about several extra costs when we not return the same evenig! so i think it’s expensive at budget and uncommon thanks a lot

2.0 Mediocre

Sep 2022

KAYAK
we were given a huge van for 12 person. Was not what we rented .(we rented for 6 person) The front desk at San Francisco airport was extremely slow . Only one person attending . We had to wait 90 minute ,4am in te morning ! Next day we went to Oakland airport to change the originally category of car we rented . They gave us a model General Motors that did not have the chip to navégate . We decided to take it because we had meeting to attend and we have no more time to deal with this issue . Very disappointed with the car . The mirror ( retrovisores ) did not work properly . Was difficult to see the cars on the side . We call during the day to eliminate some charges like insurance . Hope they will respect this aspect . Also we wanted to be charge only the tolls used , not the fee of 250 dollars they charge us . Hope you can answer to our bad experience we had to with renting wit budget . And we are charge what correspond . Sorry about my written English . Sincerely Isabella

10.0 Excellent

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Although a Long line, another associate would ask if you were pre-registered and sent customers to a shorter line that helped move the line along quicker. Wasn’t able to get car we wanted but gave us a better model that worked out great!

2.0 Mediocre

Aug 2022

KAYAK
The lines were insane at SFO and Kona. After an hour, and only half way through the line, I cancelled my reservation. I took an Lyft and rented elsewhere. Never again!

10.0 Excellent

May 2022

KAYAK
Staff at 333 O’Farrell front desk are always very helpful and friendly!

1 out of 71

Dollar

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

6.8

5 locations in San Francisco

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2500 Mason Street

+1 866 434 2226

Monday07:30 - 15:00
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325 Mason Street

+1 415 771 2200

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364 O Farrell St

+1 415 771 5302

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780 Mcdonnell Rd

+1 866 434 2226

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840 Ellis Street

+1 415 923 1119

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2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The 2 hour wait to pick up the car and having 1 person on duty killed the enjoyment of the rental.

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They ran out of cars, we had to wait over an hour to get a vehicle. And the total cost of the car was over $200 more than quoted.

2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Scheduled a 10:00pm pick up. Arrived before 10. The Dollar counter at SFO was closed, and Dollar left us literally stranded at the airport. Luckily the Avis desk was open, but of course they only had SUV’s available.. so my $130 rental turned into a $200 rental and about an about of lost time at the airport. The receptionist at the Avis desk admitted that they (Avis) and most other employees at the rental car desks will commonly leave early well before the stated hours of operation, stranding people at the airport. I politely told her what I thought of her and took my overpriced “SUV” which turned out to be a Ford Escape.. hardly an SUV.

Cons:

Everything.

2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I was confirm a luxury spot car on reservation. Agent just gave me a premium car instead. When I confront him with my booking email and he said it is their computer error , they never had this category. He said they only have it as prestige group. He could only offer premium to me. When he offer the insurance o me, I said I already purchased the insurance along with my booking. He is not pleasant and said it is the online thing again.

Cons:

Agent should deliver what it was confirm on booking. They should not down grade customer request.

10.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Dollars car rental is good

Cons:

CarRentals.com with extremely poor and customer unfriendly service.

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Great attendant at check out. Offered a great upgrade option for my mystery pick up.

Cons:

I was not aware that there would be a $200 deposit upon pick up.

1 out of 109

Thrifty

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

6.8

2 locations in San Francisco

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364 O'farrell Street

+1 415 771 5332

Monday07:00 - 17:00
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780 Mcdonnell Rd

+1 877 283 0898

Monday06:30 - 23:00
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1.9 Horrible

Jul 2021

KAYAK
Customer service was awful.

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent service

Cons:

Keep it up the excellent service

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

We waited over 2 hours for a reservation we had made a month before our trip. As an apology for waiting, the associate at the desk assured us we could return the car empty, but we were charged over $100 for gas upon return. On the way out of the lot after we finally were placed in a car, the parking lot attendant lowered the security gate on our car, and the replacement they gave us was an older model than we paid for, and very dirty and smelly.

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Everything - surly staff, long wait in line only to be told my car wouldn't be available for 1.5-2.0 hours. Ended up in a tiny compact car that killed my back. When I dropped off the staff member was swearing to himself and banging things around before he got to me. Terrible. I will never rent from Thrifty again.

4.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was good. Need to work with customers to give them a better option when renting car

Cons:

Offer a better car option......

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

We liked the size of the car and the gas mileage. Drop off was fine.

Cons:

Pick-up was terrible. They did not have enough cars even for those of us who booked ahead of time. Long line and minimum wait was 2 hours from scheduled time. Very inconvenient to all parties. Understaffed and rented far more cars than they had available. Very poor planning.

1 out of 153

Hertz

Most popular

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.3

Value for money

6.3

12 locations in San Francisco

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1398 Bryant St

+1 415 934 0529

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177 S Airport Blvd. South

Monday09:00 - 13:00
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325 Mason Street

+1 415 771 2200

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335 Powell Street

Monday09:00 - 13:0013:00 - 15:00
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364 O'farrell Street

+1 415 264 2441

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3911 Alemany Blvd Suite 1003

+1 650 994 1192

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3928 Geary Blvd.

+1 415 387 0136

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500 Beach St #121

+1 415 674 8330

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780 Mcdonnell Road

+1 650 624 6600

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780 Mission Street

+1 415 957 9425

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840 Ellis Street

+1 415 923 1119

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950 Mason St

+1 415 398 3944

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2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2022

KAYAK
I actually did not rent this car. I canceled the reservation with Hertz a few weeks ago. Kayak was never updated apparently. I actually contacted both kayak and hertz in the cancellation process, because despite canceling weeks in advance, I was charged $50 by hertz for the reservation. Their policy was confusing, and I was surprised and disappointed to be charged. I have no complaints with kayak, but was dissatisfied with this hertz experience.

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2022

KAYAK
No problem at all.

8.0 Excellent

Dec 2022

KAYAK
I had to add liability to the rental since Priceline/kayak didn’t offer it. On balance hertz was fine but kayak didn’t save me a lot. Bait and switch.

2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Worst experience ive ever had at a car rental company. 1st car they gave me had a suspension problem and I had to bring it back. When I returned it and got another, someone put gum on the seat and I therefore sat in gum for the next 5 hrs of my drive.

6.0 Good

Dec 2021

KAYAK
This location tried to add a $20 'valet fee' when I picked up the car, despite my already having paid in full and no mention of any additional fees at the time of booking.

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Went Smoothly at both ends. No improvements needed.

1 out of 75

National

8.5

Excellent

56 reviews

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.3

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2 Embarcadero Center

+1 415 362 2003

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340 O Farrell St

+1 888 826 6890

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350 Beach St

+1 415 474 9600

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687 Folsom St

+1 415 882 9440

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750 Bush St

+1 888 826 6890

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780 North Mcdonnell Rd

+1 844 370 8301

Monday06:00 - 23:00
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10.0 Excellent

Jun 2021

KAYAK
Everything with National was excellent. The check in was easy, the attendant was extremely helpful. I will use National again as well as Kayak

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Loved every minute of it. Will be back again.

2.0 Mediocre

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I’m local to the area, and without a round trip airline ticket, they would not let me rent a vehicle with my debit card.

9.6 Excellent

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car at pickup had almost empty gas but on request, the agent filled it up.

Cons:

National should provide pick up service within a few miles.

4.8 Okay

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Was hard to see in the dark garage, but once you got into the sunlight you could see a few dents, and also how dirty the car was. Then, a few miles in the car started saying it was overdue for an oil change, that makes me wonder how well they check these cars over when it's already OVERdue! Not too thrilled about it.

6.8 Good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything but the child seats

Cons:

Car seats were really bad value for $13/day per piece (we needed 2). They were the cheapest possible seats, it would have been cheaper to just buy them. There was no good solution for a 42lb kid - too young for a booster seat, too big for the car seat. We had to shoehorn her into the available seat. Pickup of the car was good, but the person in charge of car seats was rude and seemed annoyed by my request to see available seats.

1 out of 6

Europcar

5.6

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.3

Value for money

6.3

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Please Go To Fox Counter

+1 415 917 2713

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4.0 Okay

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff (shuttle bus driver waited for us)

Cons:

Dropoff in San Francisco far away from airport and rental center (used by other brands)

2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2022

KAYAK
During reservation, we had selected option for the car rental at the airport terminal and not offsite. After reaching to the airport we realized that the car rental was offsite. Moreover, we were not informed anywhere during reservation that they close at 12:30 am. We reached there at midnight and they were closed. We booked the car but we lost the money and had to book another from the airport from what was available from a different car company,

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Good agent at San Francisco Airport Fox rental company: Edgar.

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Friendly staff; Wait time reasonable. My only complaint is that I was “upgraded” to a larger car. I should have declined the offer but I was tired and wanted to get going. Would have much preferred a smaller car. My bad.

4.0 Okay

Nov 2022

KAYAK
First thing said to me was "you're early". I was 50 minutes ahead of schedule due to a fast flight and faster-than-expected transit from gate to car agency. I overheard other representatives imposing penalties for dropping the car off (or picking up) earlier or later than the booked time. In the end, I managed to get what I needed, but I got the sense that part of the business model is "gotcha" fees imposed above and beyond. I would expect a fee if you keep the car longer than the agreed number of days, but imposing fees fro dropping off early?! Vehicle also was unable to connect to my phone via bluetooth or USB.

2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2022

KAYAK
It took 2.5 hours to pickup the car. Then the car was notably old, and had a number of dings in it. Many other folks were given cars with half full gas tanks while I was there as well. They had to notice and the company wasn’t upfront about it.

2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Took two hours in line to pick up

1 out of 8

Economy Rent a Car

5.2

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

5.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.2

Value for money

5.6

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450 Sutter Street

+1 877 247 3362

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5.2 Okay

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup was poor, dropoff was great, easy and quick.

5.6 Okay

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenient downtown location to those of us who do not want to go to the airport.

Cons:

The trunk latch broke when I got my luggage out upon arriving at my destination. I had to take a shoelace out of my sneaker to tie the trunk shut!!

2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I arrived 3 hours after my reservation began and after waiting approximately 45 minutes in line I was told that they were sold of cars despite already charging. Caveat emptor!

Cons:

They could have had a car for my reservation? They literally stole my money.

3.2 Mediocre

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

drop off was decent

Cons:

waited forever (1 hr to pick up) , the car was cleaned but some objects were left behind from previous renters, charges and rates were not super easy to decide on. I had to do a lot of the work I expected the staff to do (walk around the car and mark chips & digs). very slow!

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very close to Union Square in San Francisco making it easy and convenient

Cons:

Wait time can be lengthy if they are busy.

4.8 Okay

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Prices are good

Cons:

Stopped the self drop-off at time of your choice. That was the reason why I went there in the first place...

1 out of 4

Sunnycars

No score is available

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-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

6 locations in San Francisco

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2 Embarcadero Center

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340 O'Farrell Street

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350 Beach Street

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687 Folsom Street

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750 Bush Street

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780 Mcdonnell Road

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Eagle Rent A Car

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Cleanliness

-

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-

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-

3 locations in San Francisco

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1060 Bryant Street

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San Francisco Main Depot

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San Francisco airport

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ADDCAR RENTAL

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-

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-

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-

One location in San Francisco

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San Francisco airport

+1 650 777 9993

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Advance Car And Truck Rental

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-

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-

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-

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-

One location in San Francisco

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323 South Canal St

+1 650 343 3052

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Airport Van

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San Francisco Downtown

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Avr

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-

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-

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-

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Locations in San Francisco

San Francisco Airport

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Bandago

No score is available

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-

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-

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-

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-

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2200 Cesar Chavez

+1 415 401 7659

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Black & White Rent A Car

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-

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8 10th St.

+1 415 525 4214

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Easirent

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-

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San Francisco International Airport

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Elita Rent A Car

No score is available

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-

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-

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-

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-

One location in San Francisco

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San Francisco Airport International SFO

+1 650 343 3052

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Fox Autorent

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One location in San Francisco

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San Francisco Airport International SFO

+1 415 917 2713

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Goldcar Rental SP

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780 N Mcdonnell Rd Car Rental Center San Francisco Ca

+1 415 917 2713

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GREEN MOTION

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One location in San Francisco

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450 Sutter Street

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Its Rent a Car

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-

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1001 Bayhill Drive, Suite 299, San Bruno, CA

+1 415 370 8478

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keddy by Europcar

No score is available

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-

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-

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-

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Take Air Tram For Advantage Shuttle- 1288 Old Bayshore Hwy

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Los Angeles Van Rentals

No score is available

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-

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-

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780 Mcdonnell Road

310-645-2019

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Priceless

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

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-

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-

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Locations in San Francisco

349 Mason Street

+1 415 928 4414

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Rent-A-Wreck

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Cleanliness

-

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-

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2955 3rd Street

+1 800 732 7368

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Rhodium

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

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-

One location in San Francisco

Locations in San Francisco

San Francisco Airport. On-airport. San Francisco International Airport. 780 N Mcdonnell Road

+1 415 917 2713

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Silvercar

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

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-

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Locations in San Francisco

230 Grant Ave

+1 855 359 2227

Monday09:00 - 13:00
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TravelCar

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

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-

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One location in San Francisco

Locations in San Francisco

101 San Francisco International Airport Tram

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U-Save

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

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-

One location in San Francisco

Locations in San Francisco

2415 Mendell St

+1 415 259 4746

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Yesaway

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

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One location in San Francisco

Locations in San Francisco

San Francisco International Airport(contact +1 6504666123)

+1 800 781 1023

Monday10:00 - 18:00
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5759 travellers who rented a car in San Francisco gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

Car hire locations in or near San Francisco

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

S$ 86/day

Good deal

S$ 69/day

When to book a rental car in San Francisco

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Top tips for hiring a car in San Francisco

  • While driving around the city of San Francisco can prove tricky because of its steep hills and crowded streets, renting a car is a great option for travelers looking to explore other destinations outside the city. Driving is the best way to get to nearby places that are a must in every itinerary, such as the Bay Area, Muir Woods, and Sausalito. For an unforgettable wine tasting experience, drive to Napa Valley, which is only about 50 miles away from San Francisco.
  • All the big car hire agencies can be found at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Car Rental Center, which is accessible from all the airport terminals by taking the AirTrain Blue Line service. AirTrain stations are located in all the terminals at the airport. There is also a free shuttle service from the SFO hire Car Center to other off-site hire car agencies.
  • San Francisco is known for its steep hills, and the city center is filled with packed roads, one-way streets, and expensive parking, so you might want to avoid driving in that area. When parking on one of the city's hills, make sure to turn the wheels towards the curb when the car is facing downhill, and turn them away from the curb when the car is facing uphill -- and don't forget to use your parking brake.
  • San Francisco is one of the worst cities in the United States when it comes to traffic congestion. Rush hours can easily add one or more hours to your travel time, so take that into consideration and avoid driving into or out of the city between 7:30 and 9 a.m., and 3:30 and 7 p.m. Because of its geographical features, SF can get quite foggy and windy, so make sure you take extra precautions while driving if the weather conditions aren't great.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in San Francisco for S$ 69 or less
  • Book your rental car in San Francisco at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in San Francisco are around 58% cheaper than other car types, on average

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