If you want to see everything San Francisco has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from Thrifty. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or being nickel and dimed with ride-shares or taxis. When you have access to your own ride, you can go wherever you want to go, when you want. Make your next vacation to California more enjoyable with a Thrifty car rental.
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San Francisco is home to over half a million people, which probably means this region is sizable enough for some excitement. Many visitors 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 vacation. You'll be able to explore of this city once you get the keys to your Thrifty rental car.
We work with several of the finest car rental dealers, like Thrifty, to not only get you the car you need for your future trip, but also get you the best rate. We can help your trip get off to a great start.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get the best rates on a San Francisco Thrifty car rental?
We try to get you the lowest price, whether you reserve your vehicle. But getting your car well ahead of your trip can help keep spending low. Be sure to not add an additional driver and check the mileage policy to avoid any unexpected fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I get my vehicle in San Francisco?
You'll need to carry with you your driver's license and a credit card in your name.
What's San Francisco's minimum age to rent a car?
Thrifty's minimum age to rent a car in San Francisco is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an additional fee if you are under 25. Take time to review Thrifty's policy to determine if there is an additional cost before you book.
Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to San Francisco?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit San Francisco. Compact or economy cars are easier to park and good for short drives. Commute times in San Francisco are around 36 minutes, so you may find a SUV or mid-size car provides a more comfortable ride. If you want to decrease your emissions and save on gas, then opt for a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a little extravagance on their San Francisco trip can choose the premium category to get a car like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Does the United States require car insurance?
You are required to have insurance before you rent a car from Thrifty in the United States. Many major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover) generally offer coverage. But many of them have prohibitions, such as not covering larger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out by calling your credit card company to find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to San Francisco. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Thrifty car rental?
Thrifty does require a deposit when you book your rental. Thrifty will block the deposit on your credit once you book your vehicle for your trip to San Francisco. Please note that the deposit may vary greatly based on the make and model of the vehicle.
Do I have to return my Thrifty rental with a full tank?
We advise a full tank policy. You pick up your Thrifty rental with full tank, and you should bring it back it with a full tank of gas. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car to Thrifty. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I drive 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 worry free.
Can I get a one-way rental from Thrifty?
Thrifty typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to return your rental car at another location. Don't forget there is typically an additional fee when you opt for one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in San Francisco, having access to a set of wheels lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to discover more of California, you can leave when you like, without having to hanging out a stop waiting for the bus or signal for a cab.
Before your next getaway, book your Thrifty San Francisco rental car and visit all the must-see sights at your leisure. Go with CarRentals.com and speed along the streets in San Francisco, California.