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Pacifica car hire

Driver's age: 26-65
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Pacifica

  • There are several attractions in Pacifica worth exploring, which include the Pacifica Esplanade Beach or even Pacifica State Beach. The best transportation option if you want to access these sites is a Pacifica car rental because you can go where you want, when you want. Public transportation may not take you everywhere you want to go and, even if your desitnations are on the schedule, you are still attached to their time line. Taxis and ride-share services can get expensive and you may have to wait for pickups. Additionally, you can keep your belongings in the car while sightseeing.
  • Driving yourself around Pacifica and the surrounding area can start at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) by booking car rentals in Pacifica before you ever leave San Francisco. Car rentals at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) can be found in the Rental Car Center. It's located on the airport property, accessible via the AirTrain Blue Line on the Departures/Ticketing level of each terminal. While you may be able to walk up and get a car without a reservation, having a reservation is recommended, especially during the summer months.
  • When driving a car rental in Pacifica, there are a few things you need to remember. For instance, you need to remember that most drivers in the city do obey traffic laws, so they expect other drivers to do so as well. However, Pacifica is also pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly, so you don't only need to watch out for vehicle traffic. Remember to give cyclists the right of way and watch out for pedestrians in crosswalks.
  • Most roads in Pacifica experience heavy traffic, including Los Trancos Road.  The use of car rentals in Pacifica is slightly inconvenient during the morning rush hour that lasts between 7 am to 9 am, and 5 pm to 7 pm. If you must drive your Pacifica car rental during these times, you need to start your journey in advance to have some time allowance for the delays you will experience on the roads. Also, be aware that, as a beach town, there are many people driving car rentals in Pacifica during the summer season, so the streets may be busier than during the off season.
  • Book your car hire in Pacifica at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate hire cars in Pacifica are around 71% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Pacifica

  • What is the best car hire company in Pacifica?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire in Pacifica is Hertz (6,6, 68 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Pacifica?

    The average price of fuel in Pacifica is R68,44 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R821 and R1 095, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Pacifica?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Pacifica.

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

    Car hire companies onsite at San Francisco airport include Alamo and Budget.

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

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Francisco airport to off-airport locations include Alamo and Budget.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Pacifica?

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

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Pacifica?

    A Mini car hire in Pacifica costs R2 201 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Pacifica?

    A Standard car hire in Pacifica costs R1 522 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Pacifica?

    A Compact car hire in Pacifica costs R1 141 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for a car rental in Pacifica?

    An ideal car rental in Pacifica is a smaller Pacifica car rental, as most roads in Pacifica are often narrow and congested. A smaller car rental in Pacifica will fit easier in crowded parking lots. Also, if you are eco-conscious, you can opt for an electric car rental in Pacifica, as there are more charging stations being installed in the region. If you are traveling with a larger group or want to go exploring the great outdoors, consider a larger Pacifica car rental that will fit everyone and have all the equipment you need for an enjoyable outing.

  • What’s the speed limit when driving a car rental in Pacifica?

    In Pacifica, the speed limit depends on the road and the zone in which one is driving. Generally, Pacifica follows the speed limits set by the state of California. In town, this will usually be somewhere between 20 mph and 35 mph. Just be aware that school zones are often even lower than this. Speed limits increase once you're driving your Pacifica car rental on the highways and interstates around Pacifica. The primary thing to remember is that the speed limit varies from area to area, so keep an eye for posted signs when driving your car rental in Pacifica.

  • What are the best places to park a car rental in Pacifica?

    Fairway Park is a reliable space to park your while in Pacifica as it remains open 24 hours a day. However, if your car will be staying at the parking for more than 4 hours, the rate will be daily charge. One can choose to either pay for the parking space hourly or daily. You can park your rental car at Piccolotti field, which is free of charge just near the Fairway Park.  

Pacifica car rental reviews and directory

E-Z Rent-A-Car

5,3

Best rated

One location in Pacifica

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Locations in Pacifica

323 S Canal St

+1 650 343 3052

Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday07:00 - 22:30
Thursday07:00 - 22:30
Friday07:00 - 22:30
Saturday07:00 - 22:30
Sunday07:00 - 22:30

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5,6 Fair

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The employees were kind, resourceful and worked hard. The car started, stopped and turned as expected.

Cons:

The location stinks-be sure to plan on the time it takes to get there from SFO. The building is hot and dour-I feel for the employees! The car was not clean. I would pay extra to get a car at the SFO rental center next time.

8,4 Very Good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

It was cheap and the car was in very good condition.

Cons:

The rental location is not anywhere near the airport. Shuttles suck, use an uber.

6,4 Okay

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Shuttle was waiting for us at the airport

Cons:

the pick-up was slow. No one accompanied me to the car to do the detailed check.

4,4 Mediocre

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

It should be clearly noted on the vendor website that this is an OFF SITE airport pick up. We waited 30 minutes for a shuttle pick up that fits 6 person max in a poorly maintained van. Additional customers were left behind for another 30 minutes for later pickup. The EZ rental car in other airport locations outside of San Francisco were unlike this branch in its service, location and overall appeal. We were deeply disappointed with our rental service at the San Francisco EZ Rental car. We would rather pay a bit more for a more convenient airport location and more piedessional service the next time we're in San Francisco.

2,0 Poor

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was fine

Cons:

I paid during pick up and extra 200 dollars as deposit, until today I didn't receive that amount and they never replied to my email messages.

5,6 Fair

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

A comfortable late model car

Cons:

The pickup drop off required almost 2 hours since the location is another 5-8 miles from where other rental car companies are located. And once at facility there are only 2 agents who take care of a long line. They push upgrades like the tolls for the bridge without explaining alternatives. You can pay cash everywhere and do online payment for Golden Gate Bridge. So avoid the prepayment if you are not crossing the bridge several times a day.

1 out of 12

Avis

6,4

One location in Pacifica

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1198 El Camino Real (next to Bart)

+1 650 588 1139

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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Kyte

6,0

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Pacifica

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1111 El Camino Real

+1 415 818 1813

Opening times not available

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Hertz

No score available yet

2 locations in Pacifica

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780 Mcdonnell Road

+1 650 624 6600

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

958 El Camino Real

+1 650 876 1866

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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8,0 Very Good

May 2024

KAYAK
I liked that I could do everything on my phone, and that the drop off point was at my hotel. I did not like that the drop off point had limited hours with no drop box. I returned when they reopened but it took me a while to find the attendant.

4,0 Mediocre

May 2024

KAYAK
Pushy salesperson, inability to contact the company when calling. I kept being put on hold

6,0 Okay

May 2024

KAYAK
The customer service agent was rude and rushed so much, calling the next person to the counter when I was paying and signing in the POS system. He also provided the wrong car information, taking me an extra half to find the car and get back into the line to fix it.

4,0 Mediocre

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Friendly and polite staff for the car pick-up and drop-off. The experience at the counter could have gone better. There was a mismatch between my priceline voucher (obtained through a kayak search) and what the person at the desk had in the computer. This resulted in several iterations of being proposed higher rental prices and being told I had to pay tax (although the voucher had tax payed on it). No car was available in the category I chose, so I was offered an "upgrade" at an additional cost. This is the first time this happens, as most o the time companies offer it for free, as it's not the client's fault for the company running out of reserved cars in a category. I ended up choosing a lower class car, luckily for free (the only thing that was for free in the negotiations at the cash desk). This is an unacceptable experience at the counter, as clearly something went wrong (or did not work at all) with the data transfer between the online platform and the rental company.

6,0 Okay

Nov 2021

KAYAK
The process of picking up/dropping off was easy and it was a great experience. The only issue there was, were damages to the vehicle that were not tagged when I picked up the vehicle. I am still waiting to hear back from hertz on the damage report that was made.

6,0 Okay

Oct 2021

KAYAK
Car reeked of stale cigarettes. My head hurt and I had to drive with windows open the entire time. Worst car ever!

1 out of 23

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

No score available yet

3 locations in Pacifica

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116 Manor Dr Ste C

+1 650 992 1000

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

245 Collins Ave

+1 650 992 1000

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

734 San Bruno Ave E

+1 650 873 7413

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

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4,4 Mediocre

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

staff was great but the offered me a car without remote.. no big deal. I then find out that the car when closed was not opening again.. i figured out in 1 h.. then i left the car unclosed for the rest of the time.. in SF... moreover seats were stained and i got the car with one tire on low pressure

6,0 Okay

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Dodge Caravan Van came in very clean confortable

Cons:

Right before i got my key from the guy he pushed to sell insurance on the car. I understood what covers what not but way he presented the up sale was not very friendly experience. He literally used scare tactic repeatedly asking me with high tone “how you gona pay the damage” i was not expected to get yelled at and agreed to pay 20 dollar insurance. Car was amazing no problem at all. When I returned i was also charged fuel fee which I returned same as before. Even tough they changed for me people should be very careful what they are paying for.

4,8 Mediocre

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I rented for a specific rate, but was charged more than that at counter. Tire pressure light on, no agent to notify at return. I will not rent again.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

People at enterprise were friendly!

4,4 Mediocre

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

My gf and I went to pick up our rental, never knowing of a $200 deposit that was supposed to be held until return. We had to switch around our funds 3 different times because of her lack of communication. We then went out to the car and the window was broken and finally settled into the new car. Upon returning, they claimed that we had ashes in our car (which is not true) and claimed it would take $150 to clean, so we only got refunded $50 after the whole deposit was taken out days before. We will never be going back.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2022

KAYAK
Great selection of cars. Easy to pick up. Easy return. And easy extension if you think it's necessary.

1 out of 3

Budget

No score available yet

One location in Pacifica

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1198 El Camino Real

+1 650 588 1741

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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2,0 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

To tell me that the time i was booking the car it the place will be closed!!!!

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The rental agent was friendly and the service was prompt. I was provided with the car that I requested and was even offered an upgrade at no additional cost.

1 out of 1

Its Rent a Car

No score available yet

One location in Pacifica

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1001 Bayhill Drive, Suite 299, San Bruno, CA

+1 415 370 8478

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229 travellers who hired a car in Pacifica gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

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