San Francisco Car Hire

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San Francisco, CA, United States
10 Dec — 17 Dec
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San Francisco, CA, United States
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When is it cheapest to hire a car in San Francisco?


$37 - $89

Family size

$48 - $102


$39 - $55

The cheapest time to hire a car in San Francisco is in January. The price is 10% lower than the rest of the year at just $47 per day. The most expensive month is August. If you are looking for a specific car type, consider hiring an economy car in May. If you need more room for your family, larger vehicles with 6+ seats are typically cheapest in February. The price of a car hire in San Francisco can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

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Find popular attractions close to your car's pick-up location

San Francisco Airport

San Francisco, California, United States

Nearby attractions:

Mission Dolores Park15.9 km
Moscone Center18.1 km
Union Square18.7 km
Fisherman's Wharf21.0 km
Oakland Airport

Oakland, California, United States

Nearby attractions:

Moscone Center17.9 km
Union Square18.6 km
Mission Dolores Park18.9 km
Fisherman's Wharf20.4 km
Concord Buchanan Fld Airport

Concord, California, United States

Nearby attractions:

Fisherman's Wharf37.4 km
Moscone Center37.8 km
Union Square38.0 km
Mission Dolores Park41.1 km

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Car Hire in San Francisco

1,178 people have been looking for a car to hire in San Francisco in December.

What cleaning measures are being taken by San Francisco car hire companies to control the spread of COVID-19?

Alamo, Enterprise, and Avis are some of the companies that have updated their cleaning routines in San Francisco in response to COVID-19. While car cleanliness has always been important, many companies are taking it a step further to ensure vehicles meet higher safety standards. Learn more about the full list of options that are available in San Francisco. As things change, so do policies. We’ll do our best to stay on top of things, but always be sure to check with the provider directly.

How much will it cost to hire a car in San Francisco in January?

For January in San Francisco, the average price from these searches for a weekend hire was $73 - but some users found deals as low as $41. For a week-long hire, the lowest price was $34, with more options around the $64 mark.

Is there a fee to cancel my San Francisco car hire?

The majority of the San Francisco car hire agencies that we partner with do not have a cancellation fee. This means that if your plans change unexpectedly, many car rental centres in San Francisco such as Alamo, Enterprise, and Avis often offer cancellation free of charge based on when you booked.

What is the best type of car to hire in San Francisco during January?

We recommend hiring an Economy car when visiting San Francisco during the month of January. While an Economy car doesn’t handle ice and snow very well, it is an ideal car for mild temperatures and rain. In January, San Francisco experiences temperatures averaging 12 °C and 97 mm of precipitation - ideal conditions for renting an Economy car. Hiring a Economy in San Francisco will cost you $43/day on average.

Which car hire company in San Francisco has the most locations?

Enterprise is the car hire company with the most locations in San Francisco. At those 11 locations, you can expect to pay a daily rate of $60 in San Francisco.

What is the speed limit in San Francisco?

If you are hiring a vehicle in San Francisco, then be aware that the current speed limit within city or town limits is 40 km/h, unless otherwise posted. Suburban speed limits around San Francisco will generally have a speed limit of 120 km/h. If you are travelling on a motorway in San Francisco, then the speed limit is 120 km/h.

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