There is no better way to see everything San Francisco has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Alamo rental car. Stop spending your vacation waiting on the bus, or being nickel and dimed with ride-shares or taxis. When you have the keys to your own car, you can drive wherever you want to go, whenever you want. Make your next getaway to California even better with an Alamo car rental.
CarRentals.com puts you in the driver seat
San Francisco has over half a million people, meaning this region is just large enough for a bit of adventure. Many visitors come to take advantage of San Francisco's comfortable weather. Whatever you pick to do first, you'll want to take in as much of San Francisco as you can during your trip. You'll be able to explore of this city once you get the keys to your Alamo rental car.
CarRentals.com works with the best rental car dealers. Alamo opened in 1974 and introduced the concept of Unlimited Free Mileage. Alamo strives to provide high-value, low-cost rentals to both business and family travelers.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get a San Francisco Alamo rental car at a great price?
CarRentals.com strives to get you the lowest price, no matter when you reserve your vehicle. However, booking ahead of time can help you save even more. Be sure to read the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.
Do I need to bring anything special when I get my car rental in San Francisco?
You'll need to bring your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.
What's the minimum age to rent a car in San Francisco?
Alamo's minimum age to rent a car in San Francisco is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an added fee if you are under 25. Make sure to check Alamo's policy to find out if there is an additional cost for you.
What kind of Alamo rental car should I get for my trip to San Francisco?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit San Francisco. Economy or compact cars are easier to park and good for short drives. Commute times in San Francisco are close to 36 minutes, so you may find a mid-size vehicle or SUV provides a more comfortable ride. If you want to decrease your emissions and save on gas, then choose a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a bit of extravagance on their San Francisco vacation can choose the premium category for a car like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.
Do I need insurance when I rent a car in the United States?
In the United States you do need to have insurance before you rent. Many major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa and MasterCard) generally cover your car rental. But many of them have prohibitions, such as not covering larger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out by calling your credit card company to find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to San Francisco. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Alamo car rental?
Alamo does require a deposit when you reserve your rental. Alamo will block the deposit on your credit once you book your vehicle for your trip. Please note that the deposit may vary greatly based on the make and model of the rental.
What is the fuel policy on my Alamo car rental?
We advise a full tank policy. You pick up your Alamo rental with a full tank, and you will want to refuel up to the amount you picked the car up with. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to Alamo. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Do I need unlimited miles when I rent a car in San Francisco?
San Francisco has over half a million people, so there should be plenty to do. Unlimited miles allow you to see what else California has to offer without being concerned about your limits.
Can I get a one-way rental from Alamo?
Alamo offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to return your vehicle at a different Alamo. Be aware there is typically an additional charge when you choose one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in San Francisco, having access to your own automobile lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to check out more of California, you can go wherever you like, without trying to signal for a taxicab or sign up for a ride-share.
Before you head out of town, book your Alamo San Francisco rent-a-car and zip off to take in all the must-do activities. Book through CarRentals.com and cruise the road in San Francisco, California.