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Renting a car in San Francisco

First things first, renting a car and driving in San Francisco is not for everyone. Navigating the city traffic and finding a place to park can be a nightmare. Parking is extremely difficult and can be quite expensive. Parking alone can add $40 or more to your hotel bill per night. Avoid it unless you really need to.

However, if you must rent a car while in town, below is a list of San Francisco car rental companies at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and off-airport locations.

Renting at San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
780 N. McDonnell Road
San Francisco, CA 94128
Renting a car at San Francisco International Airport is as easy as getting to the Rental Car Center. The Rental Car Center allows travelers to pick up and drop off rental cars at one convenient, central location. AirTrain's Blue Line will take you to the Rental Car Center from any SFO terminal or terminal parking garage. Note: You cannot reach the Rental Car Center via the AirTrain Red Line.

Renting at Oakland International Airport (OAK)
Rental Car Center
7600 Earhart Road, Oakland, CA 94621
(Open 24 Hours)
To access the Rental Car Center, take the Rental Car Shuttle from any of the terminals. Rental Car Shuttle buses operate between the terminals and the Rental Car Center, every 10 minutes.

Renting a car in San Francisco
  Name of Company Phone number
Alamo Alamo 650-616-2400
Avis Avis 650-877-6780
(800) 331-1212
Budget Budget 650-877-0998
(800) 526-6408
Dollar Dollar 650-244-4131
(800) 800-4000
Enterprise Enterprise 650-697-9200
Hertz Hertz 650-624-6600
(800) 654-3131
National National 650-616-3000
(800) 227-7368
Trifty Thrifty
Fox Rental Car Fox Rent A Car

Off-Airport Rental Car Agencies in San Francisco

Off-airport rental car agencies are served by free shuttle service from the Rental Car Center. Shuttles stop at the south curb of the Rental Car Center upon customer request. It is advisable to call the car rental company in advance of your trip to arrange a pickup.

  • 650.343.3052
    Open for pick-up 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., drop-off 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. daily
Airport Van Rental
  • 650-952-5543
    Open 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily
EZ Rent a Car
  • 650-343-3052
    Open 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily
  • 844-742-5870
    Open 24 hours
  • 650-826-9761
    Open 4:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. daily
  • 650-273-7110
    Open 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily
  • 415-658-9800
    Open 24 hours

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