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Foster City car hire

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Foster City car hire information

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Foster City

  • Public transportation in Foster City has fixed schedules and routes. Therefore, it limits you to visit specific places in the city. However, when driving car rentals in Foster City, you can access numerous places to create excellent memories. With a Foster City rental car, you can go to Las Palmas Park, about 21 miles away, Winchester Mystery House, approximately 34 miles away, and Montalvo Arts Center, around 31 miles from Foster City.
  • When visiting Foster City, you'll likely land at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), but you don't need to wait to pick up a Foster City car rental. Car rentals at the airport, including Thrifty, Dollar, Avis, and Alamo, are located on the 4th Floor of the Rental Car Center. Others are located off-site on McDonnell Road. The airport provides free shuttle services to connect travelers from the airport terminal to the car rental offices. You have options to rent a vehicle on-site or off-site.
  • Most roads in Foster City are well-marked. This helps you to navigate streets easily, even those you aren’t familiar with. However, jaywalking is no longer illegal in the city. Therefore, be careful when driving car rentals in Foster City because pedestrians can cross the streets outside the pedestrian crossing. Also, the city has well-lit, clean streets to help ensure the safety of drivers and pedestrians, alike.
  • Driving car rentals in Foster City during rush hours can be difficult. Traffic congestion mainly occurs between 7 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 7 pm You should avoid driving Highway 101 because it's the city mostly affected by traffic. Research roads with lighter traffic before driving your rental car to avoid delays. Also, you can begin your journey before or after traffic hours. Driving Foster City car rentals during the rainy season, mostly in January and February, can also be difficult because the roads can become flooded.
  • Book your car hire in Foster City at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Foster City are around 143% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Foster City

  • How much is the price of fuel in Foster City?

    The average price of fuel in Foster City is R71,56 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R859 and R1 145, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Foster City?

    Standard (Ford Transit or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Foster City.

  • Which car hire agencies are at San Francisco airport (SFO)?

    The only car hire company onsite at San Francisco airport is Avis.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at San Francisco airport (SFO)?

    The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from San Francisco airport to off-airport locations is Avis.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Foster City?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Foster City?

    A Standard car hire in Foster City costs R2 812 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Foster City?

    A Special car hire in Foster City costs R581 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Foster City?

    An Intermediate car hire in Foster City costs R1 230 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended as a Foster City car rental?

    Roads in Foster City are in great condition. Therefore, driving an SUV is an excellent decision despite the weather condition. A premium SUV guarantees you a smooth journey even when driving long distances. In addition, large vehicles are spacious enough to hold more luggage and a larger group of people for the trip. Ensure to pick a powerful vehicle when choosing Foster City car rentals if planning to drive on hilly roads.

  • What’s the speed limit in Foster City?

    The speed limit in the city varies in various zones. When driving on the highway in a Foster City car rental, don't exceed 65 mph. On blind intersections, you need to maintain a speed of 15 mph. If driving on residential streets, playgrounds, or school zones, the maximum speed limit is 25 mph. On two-way undivided streets, the speed limit is 55 mph and 65 mph on a multi-lane highway. The city has traffic cameras to help monitor driver behavior and speed on the road. In addition, there are speed signs in various zones to alert the drivers of the required speeds. Therefore, maintain the required speed limits to avoid paying heavy fines.

  • Where are the best places to park a car rental in Foster City?

    Parking a car rental downtown gives you easy access to the streets whenever you need to exit the city. If you need to park for a few hours, several parking lots offer cheap 2 hour parking, including Caltrain-Belmont Station and Caltrain Hayward Park Station, and the Fifth and B Street Lot. The hotel, the Courtyard San Mateo parking lot offers parking for a fee. You can park your Foster City rental car at 1031 East Hillsdale Boulevard for 2 hours if you need a short-term, free parking space.

Foster City car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8,7

Very Good

7 reviews
Best rated

One location in Foster City

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345 El Camino Real

+1 650 366 9200

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9,6 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great Guest Service, they didn't have the car I requested so I received a free upgrade

Cons:

That I had to wait for gas to be put in the car

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly. For the same price, gave us a super upgrade which was extremely comfortable and felt very safe.

Cons:

BUT we didn't want an upgrade, even for the same price. Ended up with way too much car, one with an extended learning curve (even the guy walking us through it couldn't explain the navigation to us, and it was not intuitive!)

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

very pleased with Alamo staff and level of service. Very friendly and efficient.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was dressed nicely and were very nice.

Cons:

When receiving the car i insisted that the tires were not inflated enough and they checked it with a dinky tire gauge... An few hours out of san francisco the tire went flat and i got stuck on the side of the road. Car was dirty and smelled like it wasnt even aired out after the last driver. Car had some gear issue at the end of the trip and kept over heating. It was very very expensive for the car i got.

1 out of 2

Avis

6,6

2 locations in Foster City

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1133 Chess Drive

+1 650 287 2677

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1501 El Camino Real Suite 201

+1 650 594 2847

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10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Great location Super customer service New car upgrade Quick early return

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great experience. Staff was super friendly and very helpful. No issues.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

No score available yet

3 locations in Foster City

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477 East Hillsdale Blvd

+1 650 570 6677

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605 Harbor Blvd

+1 650 622 0000

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923a South Claremont

+1 650 570 6677

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2,0 Poor

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing, they refuse to provide a rental car asking for the second driver to have a credit card or a debit card with two bills showing the residence address. Ridiculous, second driver should only need a driver license as long as I provide a major credit card. Enterprise is a complete nonsense - untrained employees.

Cons:

Train your employees!

3,2 Poor

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

We had to cancel because we needed a 4 wheel drive vehicle. They didn't even have one on the lot. When I called a Hertz nearby, not only did they have a 4 wheel drive available, but for $20 CHEAPER!

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

No surprises. Simple process to getting the car for one day on short notice.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Prompt service, starting with a phone call right after I booked the car, to let me know when the vehicle would be ready for me. Fun to drive the Dodge Charger R/T! Many thanks to Susan for the courtesy ride and for making it to my work shuttle on time. You're a great driver :).

8,0 Very Good

Sep 2016

KAYAK

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Car was a great car for driving around california. Quite zippy and very easy to parallel park. When picking up car, I felt it was a bit dirty outside and inside. Looked like Car had been vacuumed but windows, dashboard and and steering wheel were dirty. A simple detail would solve the problem so the next client can be assured a clean driving rental vehicle. I would rent again from both Enterprise and Kayak website.

1 out of 2

Budget

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2 locations in Foster City

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1133 Chess Drive

+1 650 287 2680

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1501 El Camino Real Suite 201

+1 650 637 1832

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6,0 Okay

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and return

Cons:

Not the car I arranged for. There was a 14 dollar charge because I drove less than 75 miles. After I demanded they take it off they did. This is the dumbest thing I ever have see. A fee for driving to few miles when the rental was unlimited mileage. I am sure a lot of people just don't notice.

7,2 Good

Aug 2016

KAYAK

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I had to wait 10 min to talk with an employee The car was not clean (found a cup of coffee on the passenger seat) and other stuff Car was only 3 quarter full and therefore they did not allow me to buy the full fuel tank option This costed me 30 to 40 dollars in Sacramento.

9,6 Wonderful

May 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Cost, friendly service

Cons:

Was told receipt would be emailed. Still have not received.

1 out of 1

Hertz

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One location in Foster City

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1815 Old Bayshore Hwy

+1 650 342 8259

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5,6 Fair

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was quick but I’m disappointed that I left my rings in the cup holder and when I called an hour later I was told nothing had been left in the car. The rings aren’t even worth a lot of money - they have heavy sentimental value to me.

Cons:

Being able to trust the people who work at Hertz.

5,2 Fair

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was running.

Cons:

Hertz scheduled a rental car pick-up time for a time when the location was closed. When my wife checked to confirm the operating hours of the location, Hertz informed her that she would need to pay an additional $115 to change the pick-up location and refused to allow her to speak with a supervisor.

8,0 Very Good

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The price was amazing, employees were friendly and the return process was quick and easy.

Cons:

Initial process took a while, only 1 person working the desk. I must have arrived at a busy time ... they took those returning cars over me, knowing I was waiting longer ....

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything went as planned. The Hertz location was fantastic. The price I was quoted was honored.

6,4 Okay

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Wait time. Changed office location from pick up to drop. I choose this location because it was close to train but new location where the drop off was added a lot of transportation time.

6,8 Okay

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was nice clean and fueled

Cons:

Place was difficult to fined, check in clerk made sure we know how she felt about the place. Then we received the bill, at some point without talking to us we were upgraded we only found out when they added $18.01 to our bill for the upgrade.

1 out of 3

National

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One location in Foster City

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345 El Camino Real

+1 650 366 9200

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1,9 Poor

Jul 2021

KAYAK
On the web site it said I could use a debit card with proof of flights. When I got to the rental lot I was told that with an out of state drivers license I could not use a debit card there. I had to take two buses and walk quite a ways to get there. Very disappointed and dissatisfied.

1 out of 1

52 travellers who hired a car in Foster City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

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