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Car Hire in San Francisco

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Popular car groups in San Francisco

Going off the beaten track? Enjoy your adventure in a rugged 4x4 or SUV. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Ford Escape - 5Seats

    Ford Escape

    5 3
  • Toyota RAV4 - 5Seats

    Toyota RAV4

    5 3
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee - 5Seats

    Jeep Grand Cherokee

    5 3
  • Hyundai Santa Fe - 5Seats

    Hyundai Santa Fe

    5 3

Small, practical and easy to park, economy cars are ideal for driving through busy city streets. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Ford Focus - 5Seats

    Ford Focus

    5 2
  • Kia Rio - 4Seats

    Kia Rio

    4 1 1
  • Chevrolet Spark - 4Seats

    Chevrolet Spark

    4 1 1
  • Nissan Versa Note - 5Seats

    Nissan Versa Note

    5 2

Standard cars are big and comfortable – perfect for family holidays and long-distance driving. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Toyota Corolla - 5Seats

    Toyota Corolla

    5 2 1
  • Ford Fusion Saloon - 5Seats

    Ford Fusion Saloon

    5 2 1
  • Hyundai Elantra - 5Seats

    Hyundai Elantra

    5 2 1
  • Dodge Avenger - 5Seats

    Dodge Avenger

    5 2 1

Travelling with a large group? We offer a wide range of 7, 9 and 12-seat people carriers and minivans. Here are some examples:

  • Dodge Grand Caravan - 7Seats

    Dodge Grand Caravan

    7 4
  • Ford E350 - 12Seats

    Ford E350

    12 4
  • Toyota Sienna - 7Seats

    Toyota Sienna

    7 4
  • Chevrolet Express - 12Seats

    Chevrolet Express

    12 4

Find the ideal convertible car for you - get a great car at a great price. Here are some examples:

  • Ford Mustang Convertible - 4Seats

    Ford Mustang Convertible

    4 2
  • Chrysler Sebring Cabrio - 4Seats

    Chrysler Sebring Cabrio

    4 2
  • PT Cruiser Convertible - 4Seats

    PT Cruiser Convertible

    4 2
  • Chevrolet Camaro Convertible - 4Seats

    Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

    4 2

Arrive at your destination in comfort and luxury – in a classy executive car. Here are some examples:

  • Chrysler 300 - 5Seats

    Chrysler 300

    5 2 1
  • Nissan Maxima - 5Seats

    Nissan Maxima

    5 2 1
  • Cadillac ATS - 5Seats

    Cadillac ATS

    5 2 1
  • Ford Taurus - 5Seats

    Ford Taurus

    5 2 1

Popular right now in San Francisco

Why rent a car in San Francisco with Rentalcars.com?

If you’re looking for cheap car hire in San Francisco, look no further than Rentalcars.com. We are more than just a comparison site — we deal with many of the major car hire companies directly, to bring you exclusive prices across a range of cars (including convertible cars like the Ford Mustang Cabrio, prestige vehicles and spacious 7-seater cars). In one simple search, you can quickly compare prices from the likes of Dollar, Hertz and Alamo; then filter the results to find the car best-suited to your needs.

Top Tips

  • The San Francisco area has an extensive system of freeways and highways. Don’t let that put you off though — just request a GPS to help with navigation (or look out for one of the deals which includes a free GPS).
  • There are plenty of public parking garages across the city, although you have to pay to park in most of them. Rates vary depending on the location, with fees being more expensive in the city centre.
  • San Francisco can get very foggy, so take extra care if you’re driving in conditions with poor visibility.

Which companies offer best value in San Francisco?

You will often find cars that come with an ‘extra’ included in the price (such as a free GPS), saving you even more money. Numerous suppliers provide offers like this, and you will see which cars they apply to once you search on our site. However, we know freebies aren’t everything; you want to be sure you’re renting with a reputable, trusted company. To help you make your mind up, we show ratings and reviews (written by previous customers) next to each car — so you can find out which companies offer the best rental experience.

Alamo car hire

8.40995/10

National car hire

8.28571/10

Budget car hire

7.80383/10

Thrifty car hire

7.69277/10

Hertz car hire

7.67427/10

Day trips from San Francisco

Sausalito: Head across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge to the beautiful city of Sausalito, just a 25-minute drive from San Francisco. The picturesque city is set on a hillside, and one of the biggest draws is the attractive harbour area. There are plenty of shops and restaurants for you to explore. Also, make sure you spend time strolling along the waterfront boardwalk where local vendors sell their products.

Point Reyes: Around 30 miles (50km) north of San Francisco, Point Reyes is an idyllic haven that’s a far cry from the hustle and bustle of the city. The rugged shoreline is home to elephant seals, so why not bring a pair of binoculars and see if you can spot one for yourself? There are plenty of scenic walking trails, including one which leads down to an old lighthouse.

Sacramento: The capital of California, the city of Sacramento can be reached in about 90 minutes from San Francisco. Combining a rich history with modern architecture, Sacramento has plenty to offer all ages. Enjoy a walk along the city’s historic waterfront (also a thriving shopping and entertainment district), then head downtown to the California State Capitol Museum, which showcases California’s past through exhibits and artefacts. If you’re travelling with children, be sure to visit William Land Park — home to Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town (where you will find play areas based on nursery rhymes and famous stories).

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