There is no better way to see everything San Francisco has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your National rental car. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or being nickel and dimed with ride-shares or taxis. Having your own car allows you to go to the places you want to see the most, when you want. Make your upcoming vacation to California even more enjoyable with a National car rental.
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San Francisco has over half a million people, meaning this region is sizable enough for some exploration. Guests come to take advantage of San Francisco's terrific weather. Whatever you pick to do first, you'll want to see as much of San Francisco as you can during your road trip. You'll be able to explore of this city once you get the keys to your National rental car.
Originally founded by 24 independent rental car agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the U.S. to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National provides everything luxury to economy, allowing you to choose the best vehicle for your next trip.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get a San Francisco National car rental at a great price?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rates, no matter when you book. However, reserving well ahead of your trip can help keep spending low. Make sure to read the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.
What do I need have with me when I get my rental car in San Francisco?
Be sure to present your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.
What's the minimum age to rent a car in San Francisco?
Most suppliers in San Francisco set the minimum age to rent a car at 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an added fee if you are under 25. Make sure to review National's policy to determine what the total cost is for you.
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 vehicles are good 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. Or if you want to keep your emissions down, then go for a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a dash of extravagance on their San Francisco trip can choose the premium category to get a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Cadillac XTS 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 of the major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) generally cover your car rental. But many of them have prohibitions, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to San Francisco. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my National car rental?
National requires a deposit when you reserve your rental car. National will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your rental for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit will vary greatly based on the model and make of the car.
Do I have to return my National rental with a full tank?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full tank policy. You pick up your National rental with full tank, and you should return it filled up. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car to National.
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 National offer one-way car rentals?
National offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to drop off your rental car at another location. Be aware 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 your own car lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to see more of California, you can go wherever you like, without having to wait for the bus or wave down a cab.
Before your next vacation, book your National San Francisco car rental and zip off to take in all the must-see sights. Go through CarRentals.com and hit the open road in San Francisco, California.