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Jan 29 — Feb 5
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San Francisco car rental information

Pick-up locationSan Francisco
Rental locations81
Airport locations22

San Francisco car rental reviews and directory

From ₱1,680/dayRated #1
Fox
Best rated
5.8 Okay (1250 reviews)
1 location in San Francisco
Fox
Locations in San Francisco
780 N Mcdonnell Road+1 415 917 2713
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 6.3
  • 6.2
  • 5.5
  • 5.3
  • 5.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJan 20 2021
Pros: The drop off/pick up was smooth and easy. Grateful for that. It was a super easy car rental and would definitely use Fox again.
10.0 ExcellentJan 19 2021
Cons: Sent me the receipt Via email instead of having to request it. Or print a receipt at the point of return
8.0 ExcellentJan 11 2021
Pros: The woman who helped when I rented the car was very nice. The rental price was really fair.Cons: The car smelled like Marijuana and wasn't vacuumed really well.
2.0 MediocreJan 11 2021
Cons: Rip-off was terrible!
2.0 MediocreJan 11 2021
Cons: The shuttle could have arrived. Or they could have answered the phone when I called them.
6.0 GoodJan 10 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful.Cons: It was too far from the airport. Had to take a bus to get to the rental. With Covid-19 outbreak. It would have been great if they had some different arrangements.
2.0 MediocreJan 6 2021
Pros: NothingCons: The car given was not the car I was convinced to select on the Kayak website. It’s very misleading as Fox had no intention to give the car mentioned on the website. The car was very beat up and dirty. After the added charges for liability insurance, the rental was very expensive for the quality of car I received. I won’t book through this service again. Very disappointed.
10.0 ExcellentJan 5 2021
Pros: On time. In and out fast.
2.0 MediocreJan 3 2021
Pros: Car pick up was slow but no complaints.Cons: Dropping off car, Fox initially tried to charge us $250 to clean the car due to some minor dog hair in the vehicle. When asked to demonstrate that the hair could not be cleaned using there on site equipment, Fox manger refused. After several members climbing through the car, she stated it needed to be sanitized before they could clean it. Immediately thereafter an employee got in the car and drive it back to their cleaning area. The manager stated this is their policy, but was unable to point to anywhere in our signed contract that noted dog hair would incur an additional charge. After nearly an hour, the manager reduced our charge to $137. We plan to dispute this charge with Fox and our credit card company, we would appreciate Kayaks help as well.
4.0 OkayJan 3 2021
Cons: Car was crappy. Service was okay at best.
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From ₱1,645/dayRated #2
Alamo
Most popular
8.8 Excellent (967 reviews)
4 locations in San Francisco
Alamo
Locations in San Francisco
233 Ellis 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
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
350 Beach St+1 415 474 9600
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
687 Folsom St+1 415 882 9440
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
780 North Mcdonnell Rd+1 844 370 8302
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 29 2020
Pros: Great attention. Car was neat. Quick pick up and return
10.0 ExcellentSep 23 2020
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 ExcellentSep 10 2020
Cons: Crumbs on right front seat.
5.2 OkayAug 18 2020
Pros: Premium carCons: 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 ExcellentJul 21 2020
Pros: drop off super easy and efficientCons: check in process
6.4 GoodJul 4 2020
Cons: I was able to reserve online, but the location I reserved at was closed with no signs indicating where I should go. I asked a parking lot attendant nearby and he directed me Towards another car rental lot nearby for a different company. There were no signs outside that the new place was where I could get my car, but it was.
5.6 OkayJun 23 2020
Pros: I was offered an upgrade, which I accepted. Unfortunately, the upgrade changed my drop off location. My original reservation was cancelled. It cost me $140 extra for the very same vehicle.Cons: When I dropped off the vehicle, there was a long line. The employee took my keys and said he would mail a receipt. I still have not received one.
10.0 ExcellentJun 8 2020
Pros: Everything was easy and the car was in great shape.Cons: I have no complaints
10.0 ExcellentMay 24 2020
Pros: Things moved quickly and efficiently. No unnecessary delays picking up or dropping offCons: Nothing I can think of now
10.0 ExcellentApr 7 2020
Pros: easy drop off, reductionsCons: friendly way of people when pick up
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From ₱1,915/dayRated #3
Enterprise
8.6 Excellent (851 reviews)
11 locations in San Francisco
Enterprise
Locations in San Francisco
1600 Mission St+1 415 522 5900
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
2 Embarcadero Center+1 415 362 2003
Monday00:00 - 23:59
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233 Ellis St+1 415 837 1700
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
312 8th St+1 415 703 9000
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
33 Cambon Dr+1 415 337 9000
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday00:00 - 23:59
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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
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
4250 Geary Blvd+1 415 750 2500
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday00:00 - 23:59
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45 Charter Oak Ave+1 415 330 0270
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday00:00 - 23:59
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550 Turk St+1 415 447 0520
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
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687 Folsom St+1 415 546 6777
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
780 North Mcdonnell Rd+1 833 635 0431
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
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  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentDec 6 2020
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 ExcellentDec 1 2020
Cons: Excellent experience
6.0 GoodNov 17 2020
Pros: The staff really Did their best to make sure I was satisfied with my vehicle and their serviceCons: 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.
10.0 ExcellentOct 28 2020
Pros: Friendly staff, quick pick up and drop off, clean facilities, accommodated despite not having the exact car ordered. Very pleased with overall experience
10.0 ExcellentOct 4 2020
Pros: The set up was very accessible and Covid-friendly, and there was no line. When we needed to extend our rental agreement, the price was very affordable.
9.6 ExcellentSep 6 2020
Pros: Pickup was quick and easy and I was given a few car optionsCons: A little more attention to cleaning - there was dog fur between the seats
7.6 GoodAug 27 2020
Pros: Pick-up went perfect, everyone super friendly and helpful, got in and out quickly.Cons: Airport drop-off at ACV was unclear how to leave vehicle after hours. 11am and nobody was there to receive the vehicle after Eureka office told me I could leave it there. There was a key drop where I left it, noted date/time/mileage, but beyond that it wasn't clear if it was OK to leave it.
10.0 ExcellentAug 21 2020
Pros: Derek was fantastic and helped me get a more useful car than the one I had originally reservedCons: Nothing! Perfect service
8.0 ExcellentAug 4 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and car was fantastic.Cons: They did not have the car I reserved (a mini van), so I got an SUV and it cost a lot more. It would have been nice to get some kind of offer of a concession.
10.0 ExcellentAug 4 2020
Cons: It was excellent
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From ₱1,665/dayRated #4
Avis
8.1 Excellent (133 reviews)
6 locations in San Francisco
Avis
Locations in San Francisco
333 OFarrell Street+1 415 292 4045
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
5 Embarcadero Center+1 415 395 4758
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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500 Beach Street - Suite 120+1 415 441 4141
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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675 Post Street+1 415 929 2555
Monday07:00 - 17:00
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Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
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780 McDonnell Road+1 650 877 6780
Monday05:00 - 23:59
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821 Howard Street+1 415 227 4227
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
8.8 ExcellentNov 13 2020
Pros: Very cleanCons: Pickup, the store we went to was very confused about our rental and the car had some flapping underneath
4.8 OkayAug 25 2020
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.
5.2 OkayAug 15 2020
Pros: Staff was friendlyCons: The car interior didn't seem clean
7.2 GoodJul 28 2020
Pros: Staff was greatCons: I tried to change my reservation via the phone, but was unable to reach anyone. I ended up just dropping the car off a full day early, but was charged the full amount.
7.6 GoodFeb 3 2020
Pros: Pick up staff were nice. Drop off staff were not very friendly and seemed understaffed. I had to wait to check out and get my receipt.
10.0 ExcellentDec 30 2019
Pros: Jay from the Bay was awesome.Cons: Nothing! I got a hybrid and it was sweet. Put more of these into your fleet!
2.0 MediocreAug 11 2019
Cons: The car was old, the cost was high, and the check-in was the WORST!! They had five people standing around and it took me an hour to get a car!
5.2 OkayJul 25 2019
Cons: The two hour wait at pick up was RIDICULOUS. Avis has TERRIBLE customer service.
6.0 GoodJul 22 2019
Pros: Poorly trained staff, tried to upsell insurance even though I’d already purchased some insurance on kayak site (agent told me that was worthless). At checkout they tried to charge me $660 for $330 quoted charge. Took a half hour to get “preferred customer” counter to reinstate quoted price.Cons: CHECK YOUR FINAL RECEIPT BEFORE LEAVING LOT. Poorly trained staff on front and back end (at SFO and PDX), rude manager, and worst of all they double-charged me when I brought the car back. Took half hour at “preferred customer” counter to get them to take double charge off and charge quoted price
7.2 GoodJul 21 2019
Cons: SFO is an expensive airport to rent a one way vehicle
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From ₱1,917/dayRated #5
Thrifty
7.8 Good (699 reviews)
2 locations in San Francisco
Thrifty
Locations in San Francisco
364 O'farrell Street+1 415 788 8111
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
780 Mcdonnell Rd+1 877 283 0898
Monday00:00 - 23:59
05:30 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
05:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
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  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJan 4 2021
Pros: Staff member Ybin was very accommodating and helped us with some last minute changes that worked out best for my family of 8.
2.0 MediocreDec 15 2020
Pros: Drop off was easyCons: Did not get the car my reservation stated. The first car I got didn’t function properly. You could not use CarPlay or connect to Bluetooth so I couldn’t use my phone for direction. I spent more than an hour trying to get a car that worked out of San Francisco. It was a bit annoying having to go back and forth between the rental office and the location of the cars. Did not enjoy my experience.
10.0 ExcellentDec 2 2020
Pros: pickup and drop off were so easy! I was surprised and pleased. nice car for the price point.
2.0 MediocreDec 2 2020
Pros: My family was impacted by COVID and we had to cancel. Priceline who your website booked me through refused to refund the deposit🙄. I lost almost $300 over this, it’s ridiculous, especially during a pandemic.Cons: At least given me credit for future use
10.0 ExcellentNov 29 2020
Pros: Gas saverCons: Carplay or gps
4.0 OkayNov 27 2020
Pros: Just how car feltCons: Actually know how they price and Vince the representative lying to me
10.0 ExcellentNov 11 2020
Pros: Vitaly and the rest of the staff were all very helpful! Loved working with them, they made sure everything was easy and well taken care ofCons: Honestly, nothing! Easily the best experience I've had at a rental car company by miles and miles
9.6 ExcellentNov 4 2020
Pros: All smooth and straightforward.Cons: Explanation of charges.
4.0 OkayOct 8 2020
Pros: Car was decently cleaned with the exception of back window. It was really hard to see through the caked dirt on itCons: At least one staff member was pretty rude
5.6 OkayOct 7 2020
Pros: the car was greatCons: they didn’t clean it. ash in car from someone smoking. burns in the seats. smelled horrible. they gave me a credit that i won’t be using bc i don’t want to rent from them ever again. a refund would’ve been nice
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From ₱1,884/dayRated #6
Budget
7.7 Good (333 reviews)
6 locations in San Francisco
Budget
Locations in San Francisco
333 O Farrell Street+1 628 895 0436
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
5 Embarcadero Center+1 415 433 3717
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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500 Beach Street, Suite 120+1 415 292 3683
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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675 Post Street+1 415 674 1917
Monday07:00 - 17:00
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780 Mcdonnell Road+1 650 877 0998
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821 Howard Street+1 415 957 9998
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
5.6 OkaySep 25 2020
Pros: the car was niceCons: the fact that they charged three times the quoted amount.
8.0 ExcellentJul 8 2020
Pros: The staff worked quickly to get me to my car and the drop off was super easyCons: N/a
2.0 MediocreJun 29 2020
Cons: Car is very bad,,
10.0 ExcellentMay 4 2020
Pros: Easy, friendly.Cons: Hours open, but I understand during this time.
3.6 MediocreApr 23 2020
Pros: Staff was politeCons: The car smelled like cigarettes, the inside was filthy and I had to clean the car, I’m a health care worker (nurse) and I didn’t appreciate how dirty the car was and Worst car rental, I will never rent from Budget!
5.2 OkayApr 13 2020
Pros: The car was nice and very clean, and I appreciated being able to get a car easily during the pandemic.Cons: I booked a drop-off location that was closed at the time that I had selected when I started the rental, and was told that extending the rental until the next day would cost me $150, which is about 8x what I had paid for the first day. I was told I would also have to pay $150 if I was late dropping the car off at an alternate location, which was much further away. I ended up making the drop-off time and avoided the charges, but was frustrated by being threatened with penalties for a situation that wasn’t my fault and I should have been alerted of when I booked the car, or when I picked it up.
9.6 ExcellentMar 19 2020
Pros: The staff at the SFO location were so nice!
2.0 MediocreFeb 15 2020
Pros: I WOULD HAVE liked to actually get the van I booked and the price I booked it.Cons: That I could actually get the van I booked. I was on a cruise ship that was delayed because a passenger was critically ill. We had to return to Honolulu so the Patient could get the care needed. This along with a storm at sea made as a few hours late. I called on Tuesday morning to confirm our van would still be waiting and was told that the reservation had been canceled. It took an exorbitant amount of time to find out why and then to find that there were no more vans available, at all. This was even true of Budget’s sister agency, Avis. I ended up having to book a larger van through Enterprise for 7.5 times the amount of your quote for the minivan. Needless to say I am not happy with the outcome. I will think twice before using your service again.
10.0 ExcellentDec 26 2019
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff. Helpful with getting the best ride for the drive.Cons: A bit more direction when pulling up tot he Burbank drop off area.
10.0 ExcellentDec 24 2019
Pros: The staff were very friendly and helpful
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From ₱1,819/dayRated #7
Dollar
7.5 Good (619 reviews)
3 locations in San Francisco
Dollar
Locations in San Francisco
2500 Mason Street+1 866 434 2226
Monday07:30 - 15:00
Tuesday07:30 - 15:00
Wednesday07:30 - 15:00
Thursday07:30 - 15:00
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364 O Farrell St+1 415 771 5302
Monday07:00 - 17:00
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780 Mcdonnell Rd+1 866 434 2226
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  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentDec 28 2020
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.
2.0 MediocreDec 2 2020
Cons: They charged me more than you promised
4.4 OkayOct 11 2020
Pros: The vehicle itself was nice.Cons: When making the reservation online I was told the amount I would pay on picking up the vehicle was around $650. But when I went to retrieve my vehicle 3000 miles away from my house and needing to get to an important meeting, I was told my total would be $1600.
6.4 GoodOct 4 2020
Cons: I feel like the Kayak enticed me by having a nice car, specifically the BMW X3, for a good deal even though it was still a bit more than the lowest-priced SUVs that were available, but when I went to pick it up at Dollar, they said Kayak had messed up and gave me a Nissan Rough instead. I said I had chosen the BMW X3 but the guy from Dollar told me what I paid for wasn't in the BMW price range even though my confirmation email said intermediate SUV.
6.4 GoodOct 2 2020
Cons: The vehicle wreaked like cigarette smoke. It was horrible. I think I’ll go with someone other than Dollar next time.
5.2 OkaySep 24 2020
Cons: Tried to charge more than quoted. I had to speak to a manager for them to honor quoted price. The vehicle advertised, a BMW X3 was not available. Ended up getting a VW Jetta.
6.4 GoodSep 8 2020
Pros: Friendly staffCons: I pre-arranged to use a toll..now I'm being invoiced for a "violation," over $25. Please resolve
5.2 OkaySep 4 2020
Pros: Staff friendly and accommodatingCons: Our vehicle smelled so bad like weed the entire time we had it. It was awful
8.0 ExcellentAug 15 2020
Cons: The insurance cost more than the rental
10.0 ExcellentJul 20 2020
Pros: Staff was great! The Black woman at the counter was really sweet and helpful and then at the drop off the guy with the accent (maybe Irish) was also really helpful and sweet.Cons: I wish I had the option to extend drop off without paying more. Like if I give notice I could extend d by a couple of hours with no penalty
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From ₱1,621/dayRated #8
Hertz
7.2 Good (323 reviews)
10 locations in San Francisco
Hertz
Locations in San Francisco
1398 Bryant St+1 415 934 0529
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
325 Mason Street+1 415 771 2200
Monday07:00 - 17:00
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335 Powell St+1 415 362 2780
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3911 Alemany Blvd Suite 1003+1 650 994 1192
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3928 Geary Blvd.+1 415 387 0136
Monday07:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
500 Beach St #121+1 415 674 8330
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
780 Mcdonnell Road+1 650 624 6600
Monday00:00 - 23:59
05:30 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
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780 Mission Street+1 415 957 9425
Monday07:00 - 17:00
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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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  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 6.8
  • 7
Recent reviews
8.4 ExcellentNov 17 2020
Cons: The pick up took longer due to a women in front of me having issues wither her car and my car also was not ready by my pick up time. The tire pressure signal came on almost immediately after picking up the rental.
10.0 ExcellentOct 1 2020
Pros: Nice interior Car features such as blind spot. Lady at hertz was very customer friendlyCons: Nothing
10.0 ExcellentSep 28 2020
Pros: Clean, easy, friendly!
5.2 OkaySep 28 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and pick up was smoothCons: Car REEKED of smoke, but was “certified clean”. We unfortunately didn’t have time to change out the car as were already running late but very disappointed as we were in the car for 4+ hours round trip for a road trip and it was an AWFUL smell. Very disappointed and would like to have some money back/a discount
10.0 ExcellentSep 2 2020
Pros: Excellent experience from start to finish. Comfortable and easy.
5.6 OkayAug 6 2020
Pros: Car was fine.Cons: So you sent me the address of where to pick up the car and when I got there everything was boarded up. I had to find another hertz car rental place walk 2 miles to it.
10.0 ExcellentJul 29 2020
Pros: Leo was great!!!
9.2 ExcellentJul 22 2020
Pros: Everything went wellCons: A bit expensive
6.0 GoodJul 21 2020
Cons: I rented a car and cancelled it in the same hour. I never get refund and I have no mail from Hertz, and I cannot reach them on the phone
8.8 ExcellentJul 18 2020
Pros: It made my journey to San Diego very pleasant.Cons: I was suppose to receive an email receipt. I never received it.
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From ₱2,431/dayRated #9
National
8.2 Excellent (48 reviews)
6 locations in San Francisco
National
Locations in San Francisco
2 Embarcadero Center+1 415 362 2003
Monday00:00 - 23:59
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233 Ellis St+1 888 826 6890
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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350 Beach St+1 415 474 9600
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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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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  • 8.3
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 19 2018
Best experience.Pros: Loved every minute of it. Will be back again.
2.0 MediocreSep 17 2018
No credit card? No rentalCons: 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 ExcellentSep 14 2018
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 OkayAug 4 2017
Car was dirty, dented, and overdue for an oil change.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 GoodJul 17 2017
Would have been perfect if not for the child seatsPros: Everything but the child seatsCons: 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.
2.0 MediocreMay 9 2017
Watch your locationCons: It's my own fault for not investigating closer, but I was under the impression that my San Francisco rental would be picked up at the airport. When I arrived at said airport with my husband, two kids, 4 suitcases, 4 backpacks, and 2 car seats, I was informed by a rude National employee that my rental was to be picked up at the train station, which was at least 30 minutes away, and she could do nothing to help me. I ended up renting a car from Alamo by calling and reserving a car on the spot. I am unlikely to use Kayak again.
9.6 ExcellentOct 8 2016
Cons: We found a chocolate chip cookie on the floor in the front seat and a candy bar wrapper left in the console.
8.0 ExcellentAug 29 2016
Pros: good serviceCons: had to pay more than was quoted
10.0 ExcellentAug 20 2016
Pros: quick and easy getting a vehicle ( important when its 3am and you've got 3 kids under 5 with you.)
10.0 ExcellentJul 8 2016
Easy, Freindly Drop Off!Pros: The National staff at SJC was very friendly and made the checkout process a breeze. She even asked how my trip down from OR was and if I enjoyed the scenery there!
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From ₱2,039/dayRated #10
Sixt
7.3 Good (98 reviews)
5 locations in San Francisco
Sixt
Locations in San Francisco
2800 Leavenworth St, Suite A44+1 888 749 8227
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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475 S Van Ness Ave+1 888 749 8227
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550 O'Farrell St+1 888 749 8227
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7 S Linden Ave+1 415 658 9800
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780 N McDonnell Rd+1 888 749 8227
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  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7
  • 6.7
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentDec 1 2020
Cons: The price I booked did not include the tax. Should be transparent across the board.
2.0 MediocreNov 21 2020
Cons: I got a call 2 days before the rental to remind me. The reservationist said I was to pick the car up on Mission St in SF and I was sure it was at SFO. She said the Mission shop would be closed before I got there. I asked how much to switch to SFO and she gave me a rate of $2800, triple the original quote. Told her to cancel and ended up making other arrangements. After cancelling I looked at my reservation and it WAS a SFO pick up. Had I not gotten that call I would have completed my original reservation. Somebody at Sixt screwed up and cost me a lot of grief and money.
9.2 ExcellentNov 13 2020
Pros: Easy to pick up and friendly and helpful staffCons: Wish the car had more features for the price
10.0 ExcellentSep 27 2020
Pros: Very helpful staff. Had a minor issue with the car and they quickly traded it in for a different one.Cons: A little tricky to find the office. There’s a sign, but it’s easy to miss.
3.6 MediocreSep 18 2020
Pros: Nothing at allCons: Tell ppl ahead of time you will charge another 500 on top of the rental fee
2.8 MediocreSep 16 2020
Pros: Based on the entire experience both during and after rental, nothing at all to like.Cons: DO NOT TRUST THEIR STAFF OR VEHICLES OR CUSTOMER SERVICE AFTERWARDS!!!!! Upon check-in, I was advised the SUV I booked was not suitable for Tahoe winter (shouldn't all SUVs be winter-ready?!) so forced to pay double original booked total for a different SUV. That vehicle was NOT equipped for Tahoe winter - faulty frozen wiper fluid, bad windshield wipers, engine light on, brake noise on day 1,2! Wasted Hours on multiple days on addressing vehicle faults, and yet was not given even 1 hour extra to return the car on final day. I have spent 8 MONTHS trying to get reimbursed for the upsell charges I paid despite being given a vehicle that could not perform any better than original SUV booked at significantly lower rate. DO NOT RENT HERE because if there are issues you will not find ANY way to contact SIXT to get issues addressed. Every option by phone or website leads to literally no person or error messages on their website. Only when I finally gave them bad review on Yelp, months later, did someone reach out to me and tell me to email them and even then I had to follow up 2 times to get a response. STILL NO RESOLUTION after 8 months. I think they want you to eventually give up so they can keep your $. WORST EXPERIENCE EVER.
7.6 GoodSep 9 2020
Pros: the staff, process, car was greatCons: price, fuel level wasn't totally full
4.4 OkayAug 25 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly but the car was dirty and it smelled really strong to marijuana. They Offered us a discount but when we dropped off the car the staff was not aware of anything.Cons: Cleaner cars.
2.4 MediocreAug 15 2020
Cons: Everything. The car wasn't available on Friday, the agency closed earlier. Leaving me no choices than cancelling my WE plans. Finally got another car (completely different quality of car by the way...) on Saturday morning. And to end up the process they overcharged me even more and I had to open a claim physically. Worst experience of my life whereas I am renting cars very often (over the last 2 months I rented 10 different cars with multiple companies). I will never go to Sixt and I will spread the word and advise that everyone do the same.
4.4 OkayAug 15 2020
Cons: Slow check in process
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Rated #11
Europcar
7.3 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in San Francisco
Europcar
Locations in San Francisco
Please Go To Fox Counter+1 415 917 2713
  • 8
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 6.6
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayJan 22 2018
Badly located but friendly staffPros: Friendly staff (shuttle bus driver waited for us)Cons: Dropoff in San Francisco far away from airport and rental center (used by other brands)
Rated #12
Economy Rent a Car
5.2 Okay (15 reviews)
1 location in San Francisco
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in San Francisco
450 Sutter Street+1 877 247 3362
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
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  • 6
  • 5.7
  • 4.6
  • 4.2
  • 5.6
Recent reviews
5.2 OkayJan 21 2020
Pros: Pickup was poor, dropoff was great, easy and quick.
5.6 OkayNov 22 2019
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 MediocreOct 20 2019
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 MediocreOct 14 2019
Pros: drop off was decentCons: 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 ExcellentOct 6 2019
Pros: Very close to Union Square in San Francisco making it easy and convenientCons: Wait time can be lengthy if they are busy.
4.8 OkaySep 9 2019
Pros: Prices are goodCons: Stopped the self drop-off at time of your choice. That was the reason why I went there in the first place...
7.6 GoodJun 16 2019
Pros: Drop off was easy but pick up took an hour.Cons: I didn’t receive the SUV. While I still received a car, it was annoying to get a call saying they couldn’t accommodate me with what I purchased in advance. Additionally, it took an hour to pick up the car.
2.0 MediocreApr 18 2019
Cons: Too slow,only one man show. and my car was given up cost was more than 1.5hrs late. But no one told me!
4.0 OkayApr 10 2019
Pros: Price. I’ve had WAY better service for the same rental rates at other locations. Will not be coming back.Cons: New, secure paying process.
3.2 MediocreMar 31 2019
Cons: Poor transparency in contract & inspection. Car was not fully clean or properly maintained. One hubcap was attached with zip ties. Car handling became irregular on freeway & I had to call company for roadside assistance. No help was available for over 3 hours. Had to rent another car to get home.
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Sunnycars
6 locations in San Francisco
Sunnycars
Locations in San Francisco
2 Embarcadero Center
340 O'Farrell Street
350 Beach Street
687 Folsom Street
750 Bush Street
780 Mcdonnell Road
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Eagle Rent A Car
3 locations in San Francisco
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in San Francisco
1060 Bryant Street
San Francisco Main Depot
San Francisco airport
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ADDCAR RENTAL
1 location in San Francisco
ADDCAR RENTAL
Locations in San Francisco
San Francisco airport+1 650 777 9993
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From ₱1,199/day
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Cheapest deal
1 location in San Francisco
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in San Francisco
323 South Canal St+1 650 343 3052
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Airport Van
1 location in San Francisco
Airport Van
Locations in San Francisco
San Francisco Downtown
Recent reviews
Avr
1 location in San Francisco
Avr
Locations in San Francisco
San Francisco Airport
Recent reviews
Bandago
1 location in San Francisco
Bandago
Locations in San Francisco
2200 Cesar Chavez+1 415 401 7659
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Black & White Rent A Car
1 location in San Francisco
Black & White Rent A Car
Locations in San Francisco
222 Mason St.+1 415 525 4214
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Easirent
1 location in San Francisco
Easirent
Locations in San Francisco
San Francisco International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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GREEN MOTION
1 location in San Francisco
GREEN MOTION
Locations in San Francisco
450 Sutter Street
Recent reviews
Its Rent a Car
1 location in San Francisco
Its Rent a Car
Locations in San Francisco
1001 Bayhill Drive, Suite 299, San Bruno, CA+1 415 370 8478
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in San Francisco
keddy by Europcar
Locations in San Francisco
Take Air Tram For Advantage Shuttle- 1288 Old Bayshore Hwy
Recent reviews
Los Angeles Van Rentals
1 location in San Francisco
Los Angeles Van Rentals
Locations in San Francisco
780 Mcdonnell Road310-645-2019
Recent reviews
Priceless
1 location in San Francisco
Priceless
Locations in San Francisco
349 Mason St.+1 415 928 4414
Recent reviews
Rent-A-Wreck
1 location in San Francisco
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in San Francisco
2955 Third St.+1 415 282 6293
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Silvercar
1 location in San Francisco
Silvercar
Locations in San Francisco
230 Grant Ave+1 855 359 2227
Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
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TravelCar
1 location in San Francisco
TravelCar
Locations in San Francisco
101 San Francisco International Airport Tram
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Yesaway
1 location in San Francisco
Yesaway
Locations in San Francisco
1288 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA+1 650 466 6123
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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5340 travelers who rented a car in San Francisco gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

Car rental locations in or near San Francisco

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

₱2,288/day

Good deal

₱1,810/day

When to book a rental car in San Francisco

Average daily price per month
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Top tips for renting a car in San Francisco

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in San Francisco for ₱1,810 or less
  • Book your rental car in San Francisco at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in San Francisco are around 40% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in San Francisco

  • Some car rental companies in San Francisco which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Alamo, Hertz and Sixt

  • On average a rental car in San Francisco costs ₱2,288 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in San Francisco are Alamo (8.8, 1244 reviews), Enterprise (8.6, 1233 reviews), and National (8.4, 93 reviews).

  • The average gas price in San Francisco is ₱2,214.37 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₱26,572 and ₱35,430, depending on the car size.

  • Full-size (Ford Mustang Convertible or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in San Francisco.

  • Car rental companies onsite at San Francisco airport include Alamo, Hertz, Sixt, Thrifty, Budget, Avis, Dollar, National, Advance Car And Truck Rental and Enterprise.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Francisco airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Hertz, Sixt, Thrifty, Budget, Avis, Dollar, National, Enterprise, and Fox.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Full-size car rental in San Francisco costs ₱4,093 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in San Francisco costs ₱1,904 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in San Francisco costs ₱2,442 per day, on average.

  • In San Francisco, cars are most frequently rented at Advance Car And Truck Rental 323 South Canal St (19 km from city center ).

  • On average a rental car in San Francisco costs ₱16,016 per week (₱2,288 per day).

  • On average a rental car in San Francisco costs ₱68,642 per month (₱2,288 per day).