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San Francisco, CA, United States
Jun 22 — Jun 29
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Rated no. 1
Fox
Best rated
5.8 Okay (1328 reviews)
1 location in San Francisco
Fox
Locations in San Francisco
780 N Mcdonnell Road+1 415 917 2713
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
  • 6.3
  • 6.3
  • 5.5
  • 5.3
  • 5.8
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayJun 14 2021
Pros: The drop off was easy and the car was very comfortableCons: We had a leak in one tire and had to constantly put in air. I tried to call Fox Rent a car and was on hold for 25 minutes before someone told me to take it to a tire store. When I did, they found a nail so I just paid the $20 to be done with it. After my trip, I tried to call twice. Once about an item I left in the car. I left a message but no one ever returned my call. The second time was about my bill. I've been on hold 45 minutes now and am still holding....
8.0 ExcellentJun 13 2021
Pros: The driver was super quick. We never had to wait to be picked up or dropped off. Car was in good condition
4.0 OkayJun 9 2021
Cons: Car was dirty and the brakes made noises.
4.0 OkayJun 6 2021
Cons: Ability to merge 2 reservations. The airline changed my flight times. Since the times didn’t work for us, we arrived a day earlier. I added a day to my reservation, but I had to go back to Fox as if I had 2 rental reservations. Didn’t change cars. Stopped my vacation, drove 40 minutes to Fox and drove 40 minutes back to what we were doing. Wasted time.
8.0 ExcellentJun 2 2021
Pros: Quick car pickup and the shuttle at SFO was there when I arrived both times. Vehicle clean and reliable.Cons: The car's windshield spray did not work, and car could use an alignment. I reported upon return and they said it would be fixed.
2.0 MediocreJun 1 2021
Pros: Car was all beat up and drove poorly. Staff was rude.Cons: Better car
4.0 OkayMay 31 2021
Cons: Transparency that they were trying to up charge me and make money off of me for unnecessary add ons. Felt like they were trying to sell me on things I didn’t not need. They did not give it as an option but rather I must add this cost on until I asked if I truly needed to purchase that.
2.0 MediocreMay 26 2021
Cons: It took me about 40 minutes to get my car, once I arrived at the offsite location
10.0 ExcellentMay 26 2021
Pros: The pick up and drop off from the airport was timely and fast. The staff was friendly and helpful. The instructions and directions for the rental were clear.
6.0 GoodMay 26 2021
Pros: Staff was friendlyCons: Car had over 60,000 miles on it, which I feel is a lot for a rental. Also, the battery needed to be replaced. At one point in our trip, we needed to jump start the car.
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From R560/dayRated no. 2
Alamo
Most popular
Cheapest deal
8.8 Excellent (972 reviews)
4 locations in San Francisco
Alamo
Locations in San Francisco
340 O'farrell St+1 888 826 6893
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
350 Beach St+1 415 474 9600
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
687 Folsom St+1 415 882 9440
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
780 North Mcdonnell Rd+1 844 370 8302
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodJun 4 2021
Pros: Easy pick up and drop off.Cons: The car has a strong Marijuana smell even tho it’s supposed to be a non smoking car.
10.0 ExcellentMay 11 2021
Pros: Pick up and drop off were super easy. Great car!Cons: It would have been nice to pick up my car when I first landed, but it was 12:30 am so they were closed. HAd to come back in the morning to get my car.
10.0 ExcellentNov 29 2020
Pros: Great attention. Car was neat. Quick pick up and return
10.0 ExcellentSep 23 2020
Pros: The drop off was great, loved that you end up on the top floor where the people mover is located. Very personable and helpful agent checked me in.Cons: Going over information about traveling tolls- didnt' even realize there was a fact sheet in the rental agreement folder.
9.2 ExcellentSep 10 2020
Cons: Crumbs on right front seat.
5.2 OkayAug 18 2020
Pros: Premium carCons: You lied to me about the price. I was charged more at the rental company, so I called and was told not to worry. But I received my bill yesterday and the charge is the higher one.
8.8 ExcellentJul 21 2020
Pros: drop off super easy and efficientCons: check in process
6.4 GoodJul 4 2020
Cons: I was able to reserve online, but the location I reserved at was closed with no signs indicating where I should go. I asked a parking lot attendant nearby and he directed me Towards another car rental lot nearby for a different company. There were no signs outside that the new place was where I could get my car, but it was.
5.6 OkayJun 23 2020
Pros: I was offered an upgrade, which I accepted. Unfortunately, the upgrade changed my drop off location. My original reservation was cancelled. It cost me $140 extra for the very same vehicle.Cons: When I dropped off the vehicle, there was a long line. The employee took my keys and said he would mail a receipt. I still have not received one.
10.0 ExcellentJun 8 2020
Pros: Everything was easy and the car was in great shape.Cons: I have no complaints
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Rated no. 3
Enterprise
8.6 Excellent (858 reviews)
11 locations in San Francisco
Enterprise
Locations in San Francisco
1600 Mission St+1 415 522 5900
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
2 Embarcadero Center+1 415 362 2003
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
312 8th St+1 415 703 9000
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
33 Cambon Dr+1 415 337 9000
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
340 O'farrell St+1 415 837 1700
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
350 Beach St+1 415 474 9600
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
4250 Geary Blvd+1 415 750 2500
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
45 Charter Oak Ave+1 415 330 0270
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
550 Turk St+1 415 447 0520
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
687 Folsom St+1 415 546 6777
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
780 North Mcdonnell Rd+1 833 635 0431
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 18 2021
Pros: All the staff I encountered were friendly and helpful.
10.0 ExcellentApr 5 2021
Cons: First car's media center wasnt working so they switched us to a comparable car.
10.0 ExcellentMar 16 2021
Pros: The staff were extremely helpful. I ended up changing my reservation to an earlier time with no cost, then was unable to make it in that early due to unexpected circumstances. They ended up adjusting it so I could bring it back later on my return date, which they didn’t have to do. Staff is very friendly and laid back. Will definitely come back to this location.Cons: Nothing
10.0 ExcellentDec 6 2020
Pros: The staff was excellent, extra efficient and professional. The cars they have in their fleet are top notch. Ill be sticking with Enterprise in the future.Cons: Nothing
10.0 ExcellentDec 1 2020
Cons: Excellent experience
6.0 GoodNov 17 2020
Pros: The staff really Did their best to make sure I was satisfied with my vehicle and their serviceCons: They did not have the car I reserved for me because they were busy. My pickup wait time was about an hour. The tire pressure light was in the whole drive to LA. Then on the drive down a notice for an oil Change came up. There also wasn’t any wiper fluid.
10.0 ExcellentOct 28 2020
Pros: Friendly staff, quick pick up and drop off, clean facilities, accommodated despite not having the exact car ordered. Very pleased with overall experience
10.0 ExcellentOct 4 2020
Pros: The set up was very accessible and Covid-friendly, and there was no line. When we needed to extend our rental agreement, the price was very affordable.
9.6 ExcellentSep 6 2020
Pros: Pickup was quick and easy and I was given a few car optionsCons: A little more attention to cleaning - there was dog fur between the seats
7.6 GoodAug 27 2020
Pros: Pick-up went perfect, everyone super friendly and helpful, got in and out quickly.Cons: Airport drop-off at ACV was unclear how to leave vehicle after hours. 11am and nobody was there to receive the vehicle after Eureka office told me I could leave it there. There was a key drop where I left it, noted date/time/mileage, but beyond that it wasn't clear if it was OK to leave it.
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Rated no. 4
Avis
8 Excellent (137 reviews)
6 locations in San Francisco
Avis
Locations in San Francisco
333 OFarrell St+1 415 292 4045
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
5 Embarcadero Center+1 415 395 4758
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
500 Beach Street - Suite 120+1 415 441 4141
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
675 Post Street+1 415 929 2555
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
780 McDonnell Road+1 650 877 6780
Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
821 Howard Street+1 415 227 4227
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 5 2021
Pros: Nothing.Cons: The location was closed when I got there. How was I able to make a reservation at 5pm when the place closes at 5pm? On top of that, I got there at 4:50 p.m and the location was closed. I attempted to go to the airport Avis location and swap my reservation there but the rate was 3x more expensive and the reservation non transferable. Ended up not getting a car and had to cancel all my plans for the weeeknd. On top of all of this, Avis is now charging me a no show fee.
2.0 MediocreMar 22 2021
Pros: NothingCons: Couldn't even pick up my car
8.0 ExcellentMar 18 2021
Pros: The staff at the pickup was very friendly and helpful.Cons: I was unable to find the return location, tried calling and no answer. Ended up being late by 20 min and getting charged for a whole extra day. The drop off process was pretty bad.
8.8 ExcellentNov 13 2020
Pros: Very cleanCons: Pickup, the store we went to was very confused about our rental and the car had some flapping underneath
4.8 OkayAug 25 2020
Cons: They didn't have a small-sized car that I originally requested, and first gave me a large Ford sedan that was very loud (the moment you turn it on, it makes a VROOM noise without accelerating), and when I requested a different car they said they only had a large SUV, so I ended up taking that which was very uncomfortable to drive.
5.2 OkayAug 15 2020
Pros: Staff was friendlyCons: The car interior didn't seem clean
7.2 GoodJul 28 2020
Pros: Staff was greatCons: I tried to change my reservation via the phone, but was unable to reach anyone. I ended up just dropping the car off a full day early, but was charged the full amount.
7.6 GoodFeb 3 2020
Pros: Pick up staff were nice. Drop off staff were not very friendly and seemed understaffed. I had to wait to check out and get my receipt.
10.0 ExcellentDec 30 2019
Pros: Jay from the Bay was awesome.Cons: Nothing! I got a hybrid and it was sweet. Put more of these into your fleet!
2.0 MediocreAug 11 2019
Cons: The car was old, the cost was high, and the check-in was the WORST!! They had five people standing around and it took me an hour to get a car!
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Rated no. 5
Budget
7.7 Good (347 reviews)
6 locations in San Francisco
Budget
Locations in San Francisco
333 O Farrell Street+1 628 895 0436
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
5 Embarcadero Center+1 415 433 3717
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
500 Beach Street, Suite 120+1 415 292 3683
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
675 Post Street+1 415 674 1917
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
780 Mcdonnell Road+1 650 877 0998
Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
821 Howard Street+1 415 957 9998
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJun 4 2021
Pros: Car was excellent and exactly what we chose at bookingCons: In SF the number of people booking people in vs number of people waiting to pick up a car we’re not aligned. We were waiting in line almost 1 hour before spending 10 mins with a customer service rep to confirm our booking and pick up the car
8.0 ExcellentJun 1 2021
Pros: The carCons: Waited in a really long line to get the rental
8.0 ExcellentMay 23 2021
Cons: Keep up the good work
4.0 OkayMay 10 2021
Pros: Car was okCons: Extra fees, gas charge even though I filled it. Won’t use budget/avis ever again
6.0 GoodApr 4 2021
Pros: Car drove smoothly. Drop off at Carlsbad airport was easy.Cons: I was assigned to a car that wasn't in the slot when I got there, and then in a traffic jam to get out of the parking garage. The other thing I thought was weird was for the first car I was assigned, I was told the car was on empty and would I like to pay to have it filled there... WTH? When has this EVER been a thing? I'm not paying overpriced airport car rental gas prices! Thankfully the real car I got had a full tank. There were also two men (other customers) in the rental area that were mingling maskless.
10.0 ExcellentApr 2 2021
Pros: ServiceCons: Everything was good
8.0 ExcellentMar 1 2021
Cons: Both pick up and drop off locations were confusing in terms of where to enter, where to park. Signage and a person directing traffic would improve the experience a lot
5.6 OkaySep 25 2020
Pros: the car was niceCons: the fact that they charged three times the quoted amount.
8.0 ExcellentJul 8 2020
Pros: The staff worked quickly to get me to my car and the drop off was super easyCons: N/a
2.0 MediocreJun 29 2020
Cons: Car is very bad,,
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Rated no. 6
Thrifty
7.6 Good (741 reviews)
2 locations in San Francisco
Thrifty
Locations in San Francisco
364 O'farrell Street+1 415 788 8111
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
780 Mcdonnell Rd+1 877 283 0898
Monday06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday06:30 - 22:00
Thursday06:30 - 22:00
Friday06:30 - 22:00
Saturday06:30 - 22:00
Sunday06:30 - 22:00
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayJun 14 2021
Cons: Was charged “extra fees” at pickup after I prepaid and was charged What I thought was “all the fees” Upfront.
4.0 OkayJun 9 2021
Cons: They did not have the car that was promised or similar
10.0 ExcellentJun 1 2021
Pros: Very friendly staff (Vince I think?) and easy pickup
10.0 ExcellentMay 31 2021
Pros: Excellent serviceCons: Keep it up the excellent service
2.0 MediocreMay 27 2021
Cons: We waited over 2 hours for a reservation we had made a month before our trip. As an apology for waiting, the associate at the desk assured us we could return the car empty, but we were charged over $100 for gas upon return. On the way out of the lot after we finally were placed in a car, the parking lot attendant lowered the security gate on our car, and the replacement they gave us was an older model than we paid for, and very dirty and smelly.
2.0 MediocreMay 25 2021
Pros: NothingCons: Everything - surly staff, long wait in line only to be told my car wouldn't be available for 1.5-2.0 hours. Ended up in a tiny compact car that killed my back. When I dropped off the staff member was swearing to himself and banging things around before he got to me. Terrible. I will never rent from Thrifty again.
4.0 OkayMay 24 2021
Pros: Staff was good. Need to work with customers to give them a better option when renting carCons: Offer a better car option......
2.0 MediocreMay 23 2021
Pros: We liked the size of the car and the gas mileage. Drop off was fine.Cons: Pick-up was terrible. They did not have enough cars even for those of us who booked ahead of time. Long line and minimum wait was 2 hours from scheduled time. Very inconvenient to all parties. Understaffed and rented far more cars than they had available. Very poor planning.
2.0 MediocreMay 22 2021
Pros: Staff were friendly in this terrible situation, but they had no cars. Over 50 plus people waiting for car. I missed my work, the whole reason I traveled because of this.Cons: Having the car I reserved. I had to leave the airport I flew into and go to another airport to get a car. I have requested a refund. Frustrating situation, I was on a work trip not a vacation.
2.0 MediocreMay 21 2021
Pros: Staff kept me and about a dozen customers waiting in line for 40 minutes before announcing that there were no cars available for at least 1.5 hours. After leaving to go to a competitor, one person on the side told me it was more like a 2-3 hour wait. So, there was nothing about the experience I liked. But, don't worry, it won't happen again!
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Rated no. 7
Dollar
7.5 Good (634 reviews)
3 locations in San Francisco
Dollar
Locations in San Francisco
2500 Mason Street+1 866 434 2226
Monday07:30 - 15:00
Tuesday07:30 - 15:00
Wednesday07:30 - 15:00
Thursday07:30 - 15:00
Friday07:30 - 15:00
Saturday07:30 - 15:00
Sunday07:30 - 15:00
364 O Farrell St+1 415 771 5302
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
780 Mcdonnell Rd+1 866 434 2226
Monday06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday06:30 - 22:00
Thursday06:30 - 22:00
Friday06:30 - 22:00
Saturday06:30 - 22:00
Sunday06:30 - 22:00
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJun 11 2021
Cons: Exterior of car could’ve been a little nicer
4.0 OkayJun 9 2021
Pros: staffer was awesomeCons: car size not available, substitute did not hold enough luggage-
4.0 OkayJun 8 2021
Pros: Staff ok, car not ready for almost an hour. Return went well.Cons: Having cars ready. I understand there is a shortage, but when you are on vacation and ready to drive the wait is annoying.
2.0 MediocreJun 4 2021
Cons: Any form of customer service. No explanation given as to why no cars were available even tho it had been reserved well in advance
10.0 ExcellentJun 2 2021
Pros: I liked that the desk agent didn’t take very long to process the pickup. The car served its purpose, taking us from point A to point B.Cons: I had difficulty locating the desk agent because they relocated got the 4th floor. I also had difficulty locating the car because we got instructions that the car was in stall 310 of the Hertz lot. As you can imagine it took a while for us to locate the stall.
2.0 MediocreMay 23 2021
Pros: NothingCons: The 2 hour wait to pick up the car and having 1 person on duty killed the enjoyment of the rental.
2.0 MediocreMay 19 2021
Cons: They ran out of cars, we had to wait over an hour to get a vehicle. And the total cost of the car was over $200 more than quoted.
2.0 MediocreApr 9 2021
Pros: Scheduled a 10:00pm pick up. Arrived before 10. The Dollar counter at SFO was closed, and Dollar left us literally stranded at the airport. Luckily the Avis desk was open, but of course they only had SUV’s available.. so my $130 rental turned into a $200 rental and about an about of lost time at the airport. The receptionist at the Avis desk admitted that they (Avis) and most other employees at the rental car desks will commonly leave early well before the stated hours of operation, stranding people at the airport. I politely told her what I thought of her and took my overpriced “SUV” which turned out to be a Ford Escape.. hardly an SUV.Cons: Everything.
2.0 MediocreApr 4 2021
Pros: I was confirm a luxury spot car on reservation. Agent just gave me a premium car instead. When I confront him with my booking email and he said it is their computer error , they never had this category. He said they only have it as prestige group. He could only offer premium to me. When he offer the insurance o me, I said I already purchased the insurance along with my booking. He is not pleasant and said it is the online thing again.Cons: Agent should deliver what it was confirm on booking. They should not down grade customer request.
10.0 ExcellentApr 2 2021
Pros: Dollars car rental is goodCons: CarRentals.com with extremely poor and customer unfriendly service.
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Rated no. 8
Sixt
7.2 Good (122 reviews)
5 locations in San Francisco
Sixt
Locations in San Francisco
1365 Columbus Ave+1 888 749 8227
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
475 S Van Ness Ave+1 888 749 8227
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
550 O'Farrell St+1 888 749 8227
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
7 S Linden Ave+1 415 658 9800
Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
780 N McDonnell Rd+1 888 749 8227
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 9 2021
Cons: Located at inconvient location, nonstandard closing times and i was charged sand my vacation impacted because i missed thier closing time. I wouldnt rent from here again.
6.0 GoodJun 7 2021
Pros: Staff was great, unfortunately they talk me into buying more insuranceCons: Stop pushing on extra car Insurance
8.0 ExcellentJun 3 2021
Pros: Had a great selection of cars. Was able to upgrade to a larger vehicle when the size of the party changed.Cons: Really difficult to get a real person on the phone. I thought I left something behind. Must have called a dozen times and was either disconnected or leave voicemail.
2.0 MediocreJun 1 2021
Cons: There was no one available at the desk at my selected car rental time. My airport was SFO and they were gone by 7pm. I could not get a car and had prepaid for the rental. I ended up eating the cost and renting a car at a different company. What a joke.
2.0 MediocreMay 22 2021
Cons: I could have gotten the car I reserved and not waited an hour for pickup.
6.0 GoodMay 21 2021
Pros: Up sell at counter not appreciared
10.0 ExcellentMay 20 2021
Pros: Convenient. Very nice car for the price.Cons: Didn’t want any of the “extra” coverages but had to listen to the “sales pitch.”
2.0 MediocreMay 16 2021
Cons: I was charged lot more than what I paid on kayak. Booking on kayak said price includes everything. But Rental agency charged me almost $70 more. I am not happy and will never use kayak again or this car rental place.
2.0 MediocreMay 16 2021
Pros: Nothing.Cons: Closing at 7PM with no customer service available (not even by phone) is a poor way to run a rental car counter at a major airport.
2.0 MediocreApr 27 2021
Pros: NothingCons: I was able to book my rental with my credit card however when I went to pick up my rental the guy at the counter told me that you didn’t except my credit card and he would not even refund my money I had to actually call In and have you guys refund it through the Internet never would recommend nor use your company again
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Rated no. 9
Hertz
7.2 Good (337 reviews)
11 locations in San Francisco
Hertz
Locations in San Francisco
1398 Bryant St+1 415 934 0529
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
325 Mason Street+1 415 771 2200
Monday07:00 - 17:00
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335 Powell St+1 415 362 2780
Monday07:00 - 17:00
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364 O'farrell Street+1 415 264 2441
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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3911 Alemany Blvd Suite 1003+1 650 994 1192
Monday07:00 - 17:00
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3928 Geary Blvd.+1 415 387 0136
Monday07:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
500 Beach St #121+1 415 674 8330
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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780 Mcdonnell Road+1 650 624 6600
Monday05:30 - 23:59
Tuesday05:30 - 23:59
Wednesday05:30 - 23:59
Thursday05:30 - 23:59
Friday05:30 - 23:59
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780 Mission Street+1 415 957 9425
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
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840 Ellis Street+1 415 923 1119
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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950 Mason St+1 415 398 3944
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
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  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 6.8
  • 7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 25 2021
Cons: The customer service was rude when picking up the car they did not explain where I needed to go to pick up and made the process more difficult than it needed to be. Carlos the manager was just as rude as the old man in the front desk. By far the worst customer service I ever had will never rent from this place again.
2.0 MediocreApr 20 2021
Cons: the employee ill never rent from hertz again
4.0 OkayMar 30 2021
Pros: Staff was nice.Cons: Didn't have the car I reserved. They substituted it for another of lesser quality...Chrysler 300. Front shocks were broken.
10.0 ExcellentMar 6 2021
Cons: I was double charged by the online company that I found through your website. They then told me they would not give me credit for the extra charge. I had to ask my credit card company to cancel payment.
2.0 MediocreFeb 22 2021
Pros: Staff was OK, but they had no cars “for 1-3 hours.”Cons: No cars available in spite of having a reservation.
6.0 GoodFeb 16 2021
Pros: Staff was awful. Car wasn’t ready for an hour. And when I returned it. The staff was saying that I shouldn’t expect any gold benefits because it’s going bankrupt anyway.Cons: Professionalism.
8.4 ExcellentNov 17 2020
Cons: The pick up took longer due to a women in front of me having issues wither her car and my car also was not ready by my pick up time. The tire pressure signal came on almost immediately after picking up the rental.
10.0 ExcellentOct 1 2020
Pros: Nice interior Car features such as blind spot. Lady at hertz was very customer friendlyCons: Nothing
10.0 ExcellentSep 28 2020
Pros: Clean, easy, friendly!
5.2 OkaySep 28 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and pick up was smoothCons: Car REEKED of smoke, but was “certified clean”. We unfortunately didn’t have time to change out the car as were already running late but very disappointed as we were in the car for 4+ hours round trip for a road trip and it was an AWFUL smell. Very disappointed and would like to have some money back/a discount
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Rated no. 10
National
8.2 Excellent (48 reviews)
6 locations in San Francisco
National
Locations in San Francisco
2 Embarcadero Center+1 415 362 2003
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
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340 O'farrell St+1 888 826 6890
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
350 Beach St+1 415 474 9600
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
687 Folsom St+1 415 882 9440
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday00:00 - 23:59
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750 Bush St+1 888 826 6890
Monday00:00 - 23:59
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780 North Mcdonnell Rd+1 844 370 8301
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 19 2018
Best experience.Pros: Loved every minute of it. Will be back again.
2.0 MediocreSep 17 2018
No credit card? No rentalCons: I’m local to the area, and without a round trip airline ticket, they would not let me rent a vehicle with my debit card.
9.6 ExcellentSep 14 2018
Pros: The car at pickup had almost empty gas but on request, the agent filled it up.Cons: National should provide pick up service within a few miles.
4.8 OkayAug 4 2017
Car was dirty, dented, and overdue for an oil change.Cons: Was hard to see in the dark garage, but once you got into the sunlight you could see a few dents, and also how dirty the car was. Then, a few miles in the car started saying it was overdue for an oil change, that makes me wonder how well they check these cars over when it's already OVERdue! Not too thrilled about it.
6.8 GoodJul 17 2017
Would have been perfect if not for the child seatsPros: Everything but the child seatsCons: Car seats were really bad value for $13/day per piece (we needed 2). They were the cheapest possible seats, it would have been cheaper to just buy them. There was no good solution for a 42lb kid - too young for a booster seat, too big for the car seat. We had to shoehorn her into the available seat. Pickup of the car was good, but the person in charge of car seats was rude and seemed annoyed by my request to see available seats.
2.0 MediocreMay 9 2017
Watch your locationCons: It's my own fault for not investigating closer, but I was under the impression that my San Francisco rental would be picked up at the airport. When I arrived at said airport with my husband, two kids, 4 suitcases, 4 backpacks, and 2 car seats, I was informed by a rude National employee that my rental was to be picked up at the train station, which was at least 30 minutes away, and she could do nothing to help me. I ended up renting a car from Alamo by calling and reserving a car on the spot. I am unlikely to use Kayak again.
9.6 ExcellentOct 8 2016
Cons: We found a chocolate chip cookie on the floor in the front seat and a candy bar wrapper left in the console.
8.0 ExcellentAug 29 2016
Pros: good serviceCons: had to pay more than was quoted
10.0 ExcellentAug 20 2016
Pros: quick and easy getting a vehicle ( important when its 3am and you've got 3 kids under 5 with you.)
10.0 ExcellentJul 8 2016
Easy, Freindly Drop Off!Pros: The National staff at SJC was very friendly and made the checkout process a breeze. She even asked how my trip down from OR was and if I enjoyed the scenery there!
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Rated no. 11
Europcar
7.3 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in San Francisco
Europcar
Locations in San Francisco
Please Go To Fox Counter+1 415 917 2713
  • 8
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 6.6
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayJan 22 2018
Badly located but friendly staffPros: Friendly staff (shuttle bus driver waited for us)Cons: Dropoff in San Francisco far away from airport and rental center (used by other brands)
Rated no. 12
Economy Rent a Car
5.2 Okay (15 reviews)
1 location in San Francisco
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in San Francisco
450 Sutter Street+1 877 247 3362
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
  • 6
  • 5.7
  • 4.6
  • 4.2
  • 5.6
Recent reviews
5.2 OkayJan 21 2020
Pros: Pickup was poor, dropoff was great, easy and quick.
5.6 OkayNov 22 2019
Pros: Convenient downtown location to those of us who do not want to go to the airport.Cons: The trunk latch broke when I got my luggage out upon arriving at my destination. I had to take a shoelace out of my sneaker to tie the trunk shut!!
2.0 MediocreOct 20 2019
Pros: I arrived 3 hours after my reservation began and after waiting approximately 45 minutes in line I was told that they were sold of cars despite already charging. Caveat emptor!Cons: They could have had a car for my reservation? They literally stole my money.
3.2 MediocreOct 14 2019
Pros: drop off was decentCons: waited forever (1 hr to pick up) , the car was cleaned but some objects were left behind from previous renters, charges and rates were not super easy to decide on. I had to do a lot of the work I expected the staff to do (walk around the car and mark chips & digs). very slow!
10.0 ExcellentOct 6 2019
Pros: Very close to Union Square in San Francisco making it easy and convenientCons: Wait time can be lengthy if they are busy.
4.8 OkaySep 9 2019
Pros: Prices are goodCons: Stopped the self drop-off at time of your choice. That was the reason why I went there in the first place...
7.6 GoodJun 16 2019
Pros: Drop off was easy but pick up took an hour.Cons: I didn’t receive the SUV. While I still received a car, it was annoying to get a call saying they couldn’t accommodate me with what I purchased in advance. Additionally, it took an hour to pick up the car.
2.0 MediocreApr 18 2019
Cons: Too slow,only one man show. and my car was given up cost was more than 1.5hrs late. But no one told me!
4.0 OkayApr 10 2019
Pros: Price. I’ve had WAY better service for the same rental rates at other locations. Will not be coming back.Cons: New, secure paying process.
3.2 MediocreMar 31 2019
Cons: Poor transparency in contract & inspection. Car was not fully clean or properly maintained. One hubcap was attached with zip ties. Car handling became irregular on freeway & I had to call company for roadside assistance. No help was available for over 3 hours. Had to rent another car to get home.
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Sunnycars
6 locations in San Francisco
Sunnycars
Locations in San Francisco
2 Embarcadero Center
340 O'Farrell Street
350 Beach Street
687 Folsom Street
750 Bush Street
780 Mcdonnell Road
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Eagle Rent A Car
3 locations in San Francisco
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in San Francisco
1060 Bryant Street
San Francisco Main Depot
San Francisco airport
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ADDCAR RENTAL
1 location in San Francisco
ADDCAR RENTAL
Locations in San Francisco
San Francisco airport+1 650 777 9993
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in San Francisco
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in San Francisco
323 South Canal St+1 650 343 3052
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Airport Van
1 location in San Francisco
Airport Van
Locations in San Francisco
San Francisco Downtown
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Avr
1 location in San Francisco
Avr
Locations in San Francisco
San Francisco Airport
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Bandago
1 location in San Francisco
Bandago
Locations in San Francisco
2200 Cesar Chavez+1 415 401 7659
Recent reviews
Black & White Rent A Car
1 location in San Francisco
Black & White Rent A Car
Locations in San Francisco
222 Mason St.+1 415 525 4214
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Easirent
1 location in San Francisco
Easirent
Locations in San Francisco
San Francisco International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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GREEN MOTION
1 location in San Francisco
GREEN MOTION
Locations in San Francisco
450 Sutter Street
Recent reviews
Its Rent a Car
1 location in San Francisco
Its Rent a Car
Locations in San Francisco
1001 Bayhill Drive, Suite 299, San Bruno, CA+1 415 370 8478
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in San Francisco
keddy by Europcar
Locations in San Francisco
Take Air Tram For Advantage Shuttle- 1288 Old Bayshore Hwy
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Los Angeles Van Rentals
1 location in San Francisco
Los Angeles Van Rentals
Locations in San Francisco
780 Mcdonnell Road310-645-2019
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Priceless
1 location in San Francisco
Priceless
Locations in San Francisco
349 Mason Street+1 415 928 4414
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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Rent-A-Wreck
1 location in San Francisco
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in San Francisco
2955 3rd Street+1 800 732 7368
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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Rhodium
1 location in San Francisco
Rhodium
Locations in San Francisco
San Francisco Airport. On-airport. San Francisco International Airport. 780 N Mcdonnell Road+1 415 917 2713
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
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Silvercar
1 location in San Francisco
Silvercar
Locations in San Francisco
230 Grant Ave+1 855 359 2227
Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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TravelCar
1 location in San Francisco
TravelCar
Locations in San Francisco
101 San Francisco International Airport Tram
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Yesaway
1 location in San Francisco
Yesaway
Locations in San Francisco
1288 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA+1 650 466 6123
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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5543 travellers who hired a car in San Francisco gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,5

Car hire locations in or near San Francisco

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

R655/day

Good deal

R560/day

When to book a car hire in San Francisco

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring a car in San Francisco

  • 25% of our users found a car hire in San Francisco for R560 or less
  • Book your car hire in San Francisco at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires in San Francisco are around 34% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in San Francisco

  • One car hire company which has updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected is Alamo

  • On average a hire car in San Francisco costs R655 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in San Francisco are Alamo (8,8, 1248 reviews), Enterprise (8,6, 1240 reviews), and National (8,4, 94 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in San Francisco is R62,90 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R755 and R1 006, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in San Francisco.

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

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

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

  • A Standard car hire in San Francisco costs R716 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car hire in San Francisco costs R498 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in San Francisco costs R781 per day, on average.

  • On average hiring a car in San Francisco costs R4 582 per week (R655 per day).

  • On average a car hire in San Francisco costs R19 635 per month (R655 per day).