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About Car Rental at San Francisco International Airport

A one-of-a-kind destination with world-famous sights, an electric atmosphere, and an abundance of views that will have you feeling like you’re in the middle of a Hollywood set, San Francisco really does have it all. In fact, if you’re looking for a trip of a lifetime filled with unique things to see and do then there isn’t a better place to visit. With incredible attractions like the most twisty street in the world, the legendary Golden Gate Bridge, and the infamous Alcatraz Island, it isn’t hard to see why San Francisco is one of California’s most visited cities. But it isn’t all about the awe-inspiring wonders, although there are many; the buzz surrounding this cultural city is eclectic, exciting, and inspiring. With passionate food and arts scenes, plenty of trendy bars, and something new around every corner, you’ll never want to leave The Golden City again.

San Francisco International Airport is the biggest airport out of four situated in the San Francisco Bay Area. Located only 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco this is the best airport to use when travelling to the city for business or pleasure, with flights to and from a number of worldwide destinations. It is a modern airport, teeming with an array of incredible amenities, such as a large selection of entertainment, retail, and dining facilities alongside an award-winning aviation library and museum. One such facility that is top of the range is the airport’s Rental Car Centre, which gives travellers the ability to access rental cars quickly and conveniently. Simply hop on the fully automated AirTrain’s Blue Line from the airport terminals and you’ll be on your way to picking up a rental car in no time.

Downtown Car Rental in San Francisco

Renting a car downtown in San Francisco is also a great option, and one that may even save you a bit of money and time as you can bypass the airport’s Rental Car Centre completely. Not only that, but this choice gives you the freedom to settle into your accommodation and explore your immediate surroundings first, before you decide to hit the road and see what further finds San Francisco has to offer. Keep an eye out for big, internationally renowned car rental agencies like Hertz and Sixt, who have a wide range of pick-up locations to choose from all across the city. Not only that, but they also offer great deals and benefits alongside a huge range of vehicle choices so that you can ensure you have exactly what you need when you’re exploring the incredible city of San Francisco.

Driving in San Francisco

Navigating San Francisco by car is like taking a trip across an artist’s giant canvas, with bold strokes of colour and the swirl of an electric energy around every turn. The city truly is a dream to drive around, but do make sure to research all the laws of the road before you turn the key. The safety of yourself, your passengers, and those around you must be the top priority before exploring the iconic City by the Bay.

A few tips to get you started for driving in San Francisco:

Car Rental Agencies in San Francisco

Renting a car is usually a high priority for anyone visiting San Francisco, as driving gives you the freedom and independence to get around the city and beyond on your own schedule. Because of this, there is a wide selection of car rental agencies to choose from both at the airport and downtown. As San Francisco International Airport is the most popular airport in the vicinity, it has direct links to a large array of the best car hire companies found in the United States. So, you can rest assured knowing that as soon as you hop off your plane you will soon be behind the wheel of an incredible hire car, ready to begin your San Fran’ adventure.

We recommend doing your research prior to your visit so that you don’t become overwhelmed with the amount of car rental agencies to choose from. With a mixture of independent, local companies, and award-winning, international brands, each has something a little different to offer with comparable prices and deals for your perusal.

Top Road Trips from San Francisco

There are plenty of road trips you can take from San Francisco, so get your car hired and plan your days early so that you can make the most of your visit. If you’re looking for a short drive out of the city, an iconic day trip from San Francisco is the journey to the world-famous Silicon Valley. Here, you will find the headquarters of incredible tech companies such as Google, Facebook, Apple, and so many more.

Or, if you’re missing the sound of the surf, venture across the famous Golden Gate Bridge to Bolinas. Only half an hour away from downtown San Francisco, the Bolinas Bay is a fantastic place to take a dip if you want to spend some time recuperating in nature after spending your days in the hustle and bustle of the city’s electric centre.

Frequently asked questions about car rental San Francisco

What’s the best area to stay in San Francisco?
For people wanting to experience all the best bits of San Francisco within easy reach, Union Square or Fisherman’s Wharf are the best areas to stay in, whilst the Mission is a great area for those looking to enjoy the fantastic San Francisco nightlife.
What is the cheapest time to go to San Francisco?
January to February is the cheapest time to go to San Francisco, with price drops on both flights and accommodation.
What is the best time to go to San Francisco?
The autumn months make for the best time to visit San Francisco, due to the cities ‘Indian Summer’. Late September to early November are the best months to book a trip in, as the weather is warm and it is still term time so you won’t be competing with families.
Can you get around San Francisco without a car?
It is possible to get around the city without a car, due to the public transport that is available. However, if you want to travel on your own time, travel further out of the city, or save money on bus and tram fares, renting a car is your best option.

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Tips and experiences for San Francisco

Our customers rated San Francisco with an average of 9.7 based on 7 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

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Go to Yosemitte
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get layered as if there're four seasons in a day!
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june to august would be best time to go was chilly in may in the bay area
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Enjoy the sites .....eat dinner at Pier 54
07-01-2017
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Stay in the neighborhood you want to explore the most! Do not arrive at rush hour :)
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Sight seeing Big bus city tour
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that's a different business