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Car hire San Francisco

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Car hire San Francisco

HireCars.co.uk San Francisco is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always book your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Car rental offers in San Francisco

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.
  • For example: Chrysler Pacifica
    Mini class
    For example: Chrysler Pacifica
  • Popular category
    For example: Ford Fiesta
    Economy class
    For example: Ford Fiesta
  • For example: Nissan Versa
    Compact class
    For example: Nissan Versa
  • For example: Hyundai Elantra
    Intermediate class
    For example: Hyundai Elantra
  • For example: VW Jetta
    Standard class
    For example: VW Jetta
  • For example: Chevrolet Malibu
    Full-size class
    For example: Chevrolet Malibu
  • For example: Chevy Impala
    Luxury class
    For example: Chevy Impala
  • For example: Nissan Rogue
    SUV class
    For example: Nissan Rogue

Car rental companies in San Francisco

Below are the car rental companies in San Francisco with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.
  • Enterprise
    8.9 (1476)
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  • Alamo
    8.5 (7101)
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  • National Car Rental
    8.5 (322)
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  • Hertz
    8.3 (5430)
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  • Avis
    7.9 (4690)
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  • Budget
    7.7 (7735)
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  • Sixt
    7.7 (2255)
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  • Dollar Rent a Car
    7.6 (3541)
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  • Thrifty
    7.5 (4153)
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Car rental companies in and around San Francisco

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San Francisco

Available locations in San Francisco:

1060 Bryant St
230 Harbor Way
364 O'Farrell St
5 The Embarcadero
500 Beach St
675 Post St
687 Folsom St
840 Ellis St

Location information for San Francisco

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.

Practical information

  • Currency
    United States Dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    25 - 70 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 - 130 km/h
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  • Popular car category
  • Popular rental companies

What most people want to know

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Is HireCars.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? 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. Are there any additional costs? 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). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? 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). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? 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). Which car rental companies are compared by HireCars.co.uk? at this location
  • Enterprise
  • Alamo
  • National Car Rental
  • Hertz
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Sixt
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Thrifty