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Recently Booked Budget Car Rentals in San Francisco from $ 21.79/day

Compact

(Nissan Versa Note or Similar)

compact
  • 4
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 21.79 /day

($ 152.54 total)

Compact

(Nissan Versa Note or Similar)

compact
  • 4
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 23.54 /day

($ 235.41 total)

Intermediate

(Honda Civic or Similar)

intermediate
  • 5
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 24.69 /day

($ 172.80 total)


Intermediate

(Honda Civic or Similar)

intermediate
  • 5
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 24.69 /day

($ 172.80 total)

Intermediate

(Honda Civic or Similar)

intermediate
  • 5
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 25.08 /day

($ 250.76 total)

Intermediate

(Honda Civic or Similar)

intermediate
  • 5
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 25.87 /day

($ 181.06 total)


Prices are based on bookings made during the previous 42 days. Price is dynamic and varies based on the date of the booking, length of rental and car class. There is no guarantee this price will be in effect at the time of your search.

Budget Car Rentals in San Francisco : All you need to know

There is no better way to see everything San Francisco has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Budget 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 go wherever you want to go, whenever you want. Make your upcoming vacation to California even better with a Budget car rental.

CarRentals.com takes care of all the speed bumps

San Francisco has over half a million people, which means this area is big enough for a little exploration. Many tourists come to take advantage of San Francisco's comfortable weather. No matter what you decide on first, you'll want to see 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 Budget rental car.

CarRentals.com works with several of the top dealers in the industry. With a name like Budget, you know they'll try to get you the lowest price. Founded in Los Angeles, California around 1958, Budget always works to provide the best prices for their customers.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get a San Francisco Budget rental car at a great price?

CarRentals.com strives to get you the best rates, whether you book. However, getting ahead of your visit can help keep spending low. Be sure to read the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.

Do I need to bring anything special when I get my car rental in San Francisco?

You will need to present credit card, as well as your driver's license.

What's San Francisco's minimum age to rent a car?

Budget's minimum age to rent a car in San Francisco is 21. Take time to check Budget's policy, as there could be limitations if you are under 25 or for higher category cars especially.

Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to San Francisco?

That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit San Francisco. Economy or compact automobiles are ideal for short drives and are easier to park. Commute times in San Francisco average 36 minutes, so you may find a SUV or mid-size car provides a more comfortable ride. If you want to lower your emissions and save on gas, then pick a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a little luxury on their San Francisco getaway can choose the premium category for a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Cadillac XTS or similar.

Is insurance required when you rent a car in the United States?

In the United States you do need to have insurance before you rent. Many of the major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover) typically offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to San Francisco. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Budget car rental?

Budget does require a deposit when you book your rental. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your vehicle for your trip to San Francisco. Please note that the deposit will vary greatly depending on the model and make of the vehicle.

Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Budget?

We encourage a full tank policy. You should get into your vehicle with full tank, and you should bring it back it filled up. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to Budget.

Why should I get unlimited miles?

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 worry free.

Does San Francisco Budget offer one-way car rentals?

Budget offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to return your rental car at another Budget. Don't forget there is typically an additional fee when you choose one-way.

Reserve your ride today!

With so much to do and see in San Francisco, having access to your own set of wheels lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to discover more of California, you can drive wherever you want to, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or looking through a bus schedule.

Before you head out of town, book your Budget San Francisco rent-a-car and visit all the must-do activities at your leisure. Go with CarRentals.com and hit the open road in San Francisco, California.