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Car Hire at San Francisco Airport

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Popular car groups at San Francisco Airport

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

San Francisco (SFO)



94128 San Francisco, United States

San Francisco International Airport is the seventh-busiest airport in the whole of the USA. Boasting four passenger terminals, the airport is a popular pick-up location for hire cars — with many travellers renting a car to explore the nearby cities of San Jose and Sacramento. Each year, the airport serves around 40 million passengers (many of whom come to us to find a great car hire deal from a trusted company).

Finding a great deal

In one simple search, you can quickly compare prices from a number of car hire companies — including Alamo, Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty. We work hard to bring you exclusive prices on car hire, across a range of car groups.

We understand hiring a car can be confusing… with hidden costs, different fuel policies and so many companies to choose from. To help you avoid added fuel fees, you will find plenty of cars with a full-to-full fuel policy at San Francisco Airport (if you pick a car with this policy, you won’t pay any extra fuel fees when you drop the car off, as long as you refill the tank just before your rental is over).

To give you peace of mind that you are hiring with a trusted company, we ask each customer to provide feedback on their rental experience — from the efficiency of the counter staff to the cleanliness of the car. That way, you get impartial, practical advice that will help you make an informed choice. You can see their ratings and reviews by each car when you search for a deal on our site.

Choice of cars

No matter what type of car you want to rent in San Francisco, the filters on our search results page make it even easier to find the right car for your needs. You can narrow down the results based on the vehicle’s size, fuel policy, specifications (like automatic transmission or air conditioning), supplier, pick-up location and ratings.

If you want to drive in style, consider a sleek convertible (a Ford Mustang Cabrio or similar) or a luxury car (a Cadillac ATS or similar). Compact cars are ideal for city driving, as they are small, nifty and easy to park. Meanwhile, bigger groups will find plenty of space in the people carriers, some of which can seat up to 12 people.

Tips and advice

  • 1
    The airport is around 12.5 miles (20km) from Downtown San Francisco. The Bayshore Freeway (right next to the airport) is one of the most direct ways to get into the city.
  • 2
    The warmest months in San Francisco are September and October, so a car with air conditioning is particularly important if you are planning to visit then.
  • 3
    Don’t forget to think about how much space you need for luggage — as well as how many people you are travelling with.

Car Hire at San Francisco Airport

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