California may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.

Find out moreOpens in new tab or window

Cheap car rentals in San Francisco, California

A trusted Expedia brand

Book a car in 3 easy steps

Find great deals

Recent car searches in San Francisco, California, United States of America from $46 per day

Don't see what you're looking for?

See all car rentals in San Francisco
View all cars
Lowest prices found within the past 2 days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Best rated stations in San Francisco, California, United States of America

26430 logo

750 Bush St

Average pickup time: 0-10 minutes.
9 out of 10 (2 Reviews)
Friendliness
9 /10
Friendliness 90%
Cleanliness
10 /10
Cleanliness 100%
Pickup time
10 /10
Pickup time 100%
Overall value
9 /10
Overall value 90%
1 out of 5
BlairBReviewed on Dec 27, 2019, 9:18 PM
Worst rental experience I have ever had. We rented with pickup to be on Christmas morning in downtown SF. We needed the car to go to Christmas with relatives in Marin County. Plan was to go there, return to SF for dinner and then return the car to pickup place that evening...much less than a 24 hour rental. With no prior disclosure, when we got car we learned that they were closing at 3 pm. No way to drop off later until the next morning unless at airport. No way to get back from Marin before 7 so we had to pay $40 to garage the car that night. In the morning we called Alamo and got ok to drop off at airport later that day at a nominal charge of $6.95. I repeated the amount and was confirmed. When we did drop it later we were not only charged significantly more but also an additional $29 because we had picked up the car an hour earlier than original plan on Christmas. Were never told about that...would have waited if we had and especially since car was just sitting there AND they were closing earlier...greed, greed, nonsense. People were all very nice, but feel cheated and horrible business practice. NOT a merry Christmas!!
5 out of 5
fred34000Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019, 6:38 PM
Very professional and perfect car. The staff are very attentive and efficient
5 out of 5
Mezzo LadyReviewed on Mar 5, 2019, 6:36 PM
Very nice people, easy to pick up, and the car was great.
109085 logo

450 Sutter St

Average pickup time: 11-20 minutes.
8.5 out of 10 (13 Reviews)
Friendliness
8.8 /10
Friendliness 88%
Cleanliness
9.5 /10
Cleanliness 95%
Pickup time
9.5 /10
Pickup time 95%
Overall value
9.3 /10
Overall value 93%
5 out of 5
ScottReviewed on Aug 30, 2019, 12:23 PM
The car was ready for me on time, the service was friendly, and I had no problems with the car. They even let me extend the reservation the next day without gauging me with unnecesary fees like the big companies. The only note I have for improvement is get a new check out screen or put it on a tablet. The only thing that took a long time was initialing on the touch screen they have. Overall, I was very impressed and will use them again.
4 out of 5
H.C.Reviewed on Aug 27, 2019, 12:18 AM
I rented from the 450 Sutter SF location, took a bit longer than i had expected. But in the end I recieved a clean comfortable car. The personnel were friendly and efficient. I find that there prices are 30% cheaper than the big companies like Avis and Budget in SF.
5 out of 5
MohammedReviewed on Aug 25, 2019, 7:42 PM
Kevin is the man. He is very nice, and is motivated to bring you back to rent a car from them again. He actually knows about cars and the different models which is surprisingly not common. I had a good chat with him about the cars that they have. He would also tell me about the deals that they have. He will not push you into buying things you don't need, which I really liked. Glad that I rented a car from them.
69297 logo

450 Sutter Street

Average pickup time: 0-10 minutes.
7.8 out of 10 (16 Reviews)
Friendliness
8.6 /10
Friendliness 86%
Cleanliness
8.4 /10
Cleanliness 84%
Pickup time
8.3 /10
Pickup time 83%
Overall value
7.9 /10
Overall value 79%
3 out of 5
JoongyunReviewed on Jan 29, 2020, 12:42 PM
I rented several times in other cities with carrentals.com. At that time, I paied almost the same amount of this site. But this time, I paied a lot more. That means 'carrentals.com' cannot predict real situation. Other than this, the staff was very nice and I could easily park over night at the same garage. They also opens early and closes late. That is quite good for us in the downtown SFO.
5 out of 5
SantosReviewed on Jan 13, 2020, 7:15 PM
Greatest in and out best I’ve dealt with happy as can be
1 out of 5
FranklynReviewed on Dec 19, 2019, 4:25 PM
Confirmation, no name of the car rental or phone number, called to get phone number and got service center recipient from India or elsewhere, gave me wrong number each time I called while I informed them what the area code would be, frustrating experience.
110356 logo

55 4th St

Average pickup time: 0-10 minutes.
6.6 out of 10 (7 Reviews)
Friendliness
8.3 /10
Friendliness 83%
Cleanliness
7.7 /10
Cleanliness 77%
Pickup time
9.7 /10
Pickup time 97%
Overall value
7.1 /10
Overall value 71%
5 out of 5
JillReviewed on Nov 15, 2018, 5:52 PM
Easy pick up and drop off
2 out of 5
BjarniReviewed on Oct 1, 2018, 4:46 PM
The car was nice and new, bur really dirty on the inside and outside. I paid alot of money for this rental and I think I shouldn’t have to clean it before use. Also had alot of scratches on the back.
2 out of 5
Ron45Reviewed on Aug 19, 2018, 4:26 PM
Booked the car upfront - got the confirmation. However still needed to wait for an hour because the car was not ready.

What are the major attractions in San Francisco?

If your trip to San Francisco is all booked but your travel itinerary is a little on the empty side, we can give you a few hints and tips.

Your buddies back home will be positively green with envy when they see all the incredible photographs of you at Lombard Street and Fisherman's Wharf. And after you've finished telling them about all the epic experiences you had while at Pier 39 and University of San Francisco, they'll be rushing to book their own getaway to San Francisco!

Discover the best that this place has to offer by adding Westfield San Francisco Centre and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to your to-do list. If you've got an extra day or two to spare, drop by TransAmerica Pyramid and Asian Art Museum of San Francisco too.

Plan a stop at Westin St Francis Hotel Glass Elevators. It's one sight you'll usually find on travelers' to-do lists. Union Square and San Francisco Magic Parlor are also close by and worth taking the time to see.

What are the best road trip destinations near San Francisco?

Grab your bucket list, because it's about to get a little longer. Once you've marked off the best sights in San Francisco, there's an iconic attraction not too far away. Stanford University needs no introduction. Located about 28 miles away in Palo Alto, your itinerary should include this must-do attraction.

Where are the best beaches near San Francisco?

No matter the weather forecast, you'll be able to get a glimpse of some of the stunning beaches near San Francisco from the comfort and freedom of your own rental car. When you get near the ocean, keep your eyes open for seagulls soaring over these dazzling stretches of coastline:

  • Baker Beach (4 miles away).
  • China Beach (4 miles away).
  • Ocean Beach (6 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near San Francisco?

Constantly on the move for business-related reasons? Convention centers are most likely familiar places to you. With easy access to hotels and cafés, your trip is sure to be a success if you're on your way to any of these places:

  • Moscone Convention Center (0.4 miles away).
  • SFJAZZ Center (1 mile away).
  • China Cabin (7 miles away).

How can I get a cheap car rental in San Francisco?

Avoid spending a fortune on a rental car by following our suggestions:

  • Our clever filter tool will soon become your new best buddy. Check out the biggest deals from all over the web as quick as a flash;
  • Set up an email Price Drop Alert for your next exciting vacation destination. You never know what great bargains will whiz into your inbox;
  • Before you pick up your keys and hop behind the wheel, take a look at both airport and non-airport pickup and drop-off locations to ensure you're getting your hands on the best deal in town;
  • If you have room to move in your schedule, change your dates to find better prices on different days of the week;
  • No one enjoys being slapped with a late fee. Avoid the stress of having to pay for another full day by making sure your pickup and drop-off times are similar;
  • Keep more hard-earned dollars in your pocket. You'll get some of the best deals when you pay in advance for your rental vehicle;
  • It's best to make a reservation as soon as your vacation dates are finalized. You'll get the biggest selection early on.

What kind of rental car should I get for San Francisco?

If you've never been to San Francisco, get set for a good time. With icons like University of California San Francisco and San Francisco State University, you'll be wondering why you didn't book your escape sooner. But like all major metropolises, getting behind the wheel can be a challenge — so why not choose a compact car or a mini? Parking is a piece of cake and handling is about as easy as it gets. Alternatively, if you plan to avoid the downtown area and marvel at the farther-flung sandy shores in San Mateo County, nothing beats a four-wheel drive or an SUV.

Should I get a luxury rental car in San Francisco?

There's loads of choice when it comes to renting a car in San Francisco. From luxury models to agile compacts, you'll find it all here. Choosing your perfect match depends on how much you'd like to spend and what activities you plan on doing. There are some road trips that are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas other adventures don't need much more than an engine and four wheels. Which car will you be sliding behind the wheel of this trip?

Car rental company addresses in San Francisco

Alamo Rent A Car

Top rated Alamo Rent A Car rental locations in San Francisco

750 Bush St, San Francisco, USA
Ace

Top rated Ace rental locations in San Francisco

450 Sutter St, San Francisco, USA
Hertz

Top rated Hertz rental locations in San Francisco

500 Beach St #121, San Francisco, USA
55 4th St, San Francisco, USA
Economy Rent a Car

Top rated Economy Rent a Car rental locations in San Francisco

450 Sutter Street, San Francisco, USA

Car Rentals in Top Destinations

Toronto Car RentalsSan Jose Car RentalsJFK John F Kennedy Intl Car RentalsIAH George Bush Intercontinental Car RentalsRSW Southwest Florida Intl Car RentalsJacksonville Car RentalsSEA Seattle Tacoma Intl Car RentalsWashington Car RentalsATL Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Intl Car RentalsDTW Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Car RentalsPhiladelphia Car RentalsSalt Lake City Car RentalsSacramento Car RentalsCalgary Car RentalsAlbuquerque Car RentalsPIE St Petersburg Clearwater Intl Car RentalsYYZ Pearson Intl Car RentalsPalm Beach West Palm Beach Car RentalsFLL Fort Lauderdale Hollywood Intl Car RentalsOakland Car RentalsDCA Ronald Reagan Washington National Car RentalsSMF Sacramento Intl Car RentalsSNA John Wayne Car RentalsCanada Car RentalsFlorida Car RentalsPBI Palm Beach Intl Car RentalsTucson Car RentalsDetroit Car RentalsPSP Palm Springs Intl Car RentalsIAD Washington Dulles Intl Car RentalsCharlotte Car RentalsLGA LaGuardia Car RentalsFresno Car RentalsBuffalo Car RentalsColumbus Car RentalsEWR Liberty Intl Car RentalsIndianapolis Car RentalsBWI Baltimore Washington Intl Thurgood Marshall Car RentalsPDX Portland Intl Car RentalsMinneapolis St Paul Car RentalsNew Orleans Car RentalsAnchorage Car RentalsSAN San Diego Intl Car RentalsEl Paso Car RentalsMYR Myrtle Beach Intl Car RentalsSJC Norman Y Mineta San Jose Intl Car RentalsNashville Car RentalsMississauga Car RentalsFAT Fresno Yosemite Intl Car RentalsMilwaukee Car RentalsONT Los Angeles Ontario Intl Car RentalsMemphis Car RentalsCVG Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Intl Car RentalsSJU Luis Munoz Marin Intl Car RentalsBUR Bob Hope Car RentalsMSP Minneapolis St Paul Intl Car RentalsSDQ Las Americas Intl Car Rentals

Airport Car Rentals in San Francisco

SFO San Francisco Intl Car Rentals