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Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in San Francisco.
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The so-called Bay City remains a popular vacation destination on the West Coast of the US. Known for its iconic Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco offers great sightseeing, shopping, eating and entertainment. Some of the best drives in the US are on the West Coast, including the famous Route 1 or the Pacific Coast Highway, best enjoyed with car hire in San Francisco.
San Francisco attractions
Driving over the Golden Gate Bridge is a must and best done with car rental in San Francisco. The famous harbour area and Fisherman's Wharf can be explored on foot, with excellent seafood to be enjoyed. A boat ride to the infamous Alcatraz prison is also worthwhile. For an unusual driving experience, try driving down the curviest road in the world, Lombard Street.
San Francisco excursions
There are plenty of excursions within a few hours' drive of the city centre. An absolute must is a day or overnight trip to the world famous Yosemite Park with car hire in San Francisco. The ancient Sequoia trees will absolutely take your breath away. A drive along Route 1 is recommended for its coastal views. A stop in Sausalito, a beautiful coastal town known as one of the prettiest in the US, makes for a nice diversion.
Best time to visit
A popular misconception is that it is always sunny and warm in San Francisco. In fact, it can be hot in the summer and foggy, cold and rainy in the winter. April to October is considered the best time to visit. San Francisco is extremely popular and the summer months so it can get very crowded. To avoid the crowds, avoid the peak July to August months.
Car rental in San Francisco
Car rental is readily available in San Francisco and visitors should compare car hire deals online to get the best rental prices. Driving here is straightforward, although traffic jams in the city centre are commonplace during peak hours. There are many toll roads, such as the one that crosses the Golden Gate Bridge, so make sure to have change and small bills handy.
The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).