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Last Updated: 8th Jan, 2023

San Francisco Airport is situated 25 km from the City of San Francisco in California. It is the second busiest Airport in the state Los Angles Lax is the busiest.

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San Francisco is consolidated into only a small area, visitors are able to park the car and walk to explore. Home to the Golden Gate Bridge, the Transamerica Pyramid, Alcatraz Prison, and the oldest Chinatown in North America, San Francisco is truly an incredible city. Mission Park, located in the Mission District offers a spectacular observation of the historic city skyline. Additionally, the world famous redwood forest is only a 30 minutes drive north from downtown. Don’t pass this location up. Airport Car Hire Network can assist you with car rental at the airport or in various locations around the city

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San Francisco Airport Car Rental FAQ

Which is the best car hire company at San Francisco Airport Airport in California?

Based on feedback from over 10,000 customers who hired a car at San Francisco Airport Airport, SIXT rent a car have the best customer satisfaction rating with a score of 8.0. out of a maximum of 10 points.

Can I rent a car at San Francisco Airport with a debit card?

Yes you can hire a car at San Francisco Airport with a debit card issued by a bank. Conditions of debit card use: card must be in main driver's name. MasterCard or VISA only. Debit cards must be issued by a bank, and numbers must be embossed. Please note, the deposit amount will be charged if using a debit card and associated transactions fees may apply. Maximum rental duration 28 days if using a debit card. Prepaid and electronic cards (Visa Electron) are not accepted. Be sure to check the filter for Both Credit and Debit Cards on the left side under the heading Cards Accepted At Pick-Up. This will display the car hire companies that will accept Debit Cards. Please contact us and we will be glad to explain how rent a car with a debit card in San Francisco

Is it safe to rent a car during Coronavirus Covid-19 at San Francisco Airport?

Yes, car hire is one of the safest methods of transport during Covid-19. Car rental companies are essential service providers and will remain open during the Covid-19. Additional precautions and safety measures are currently in place. All cars are deep cleaned and sanitised along with the rental office in line with WHO guidelines. Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Sixt, Thrifty are the car hire companies that sanitise rental cars at San Francisco Airport.

Can I rent a car at San Francisco Airport Airport California if I am over 70?

Yes, you can hire a car in San Francisco Airport from selected car rental companies up to 99 years of age with no extra charges. Contact us we will be glad to assist you by comparing the leading car hire companies to get you the best deal.

Can I rent a car at San Francisco Airport Airport if I am under 25?

You can hire a car at San Francisco Airport Airport at 21 years of age, with no additional fees. Alamo have the best deal Young driver's age: 21 to 24 years. Charge 27 USD per day. (Includes tax). Please contact us directly and we will be glad to explain how to get the best deal for your age group.

Age Requirements to Rent a Car in San Francisco Airport

The minimum age to rent a car at San Francisco Airport is 21 but there will be a supplement. The maximum age is 99. Please confirm the driver's age requirement for the car you choose, as the age requirement may vary according to the size of the car. Please see the ages requirement for each of the car hire companies at San Francisco Airport

Car Rental Company Age Limit
Alamo 21 to 75
Avis 21 to 70
Budget 25 to 99
Dollar 21 to 98
Enterprise 21 to 99
Hertz 25 to 99
National 21 to 90
Sixt 21 to 70
Thrifty 21 to 99

Can I take a rental car from San Francisco Airport to visit a different state?

Yes some car hire companies will allow you to take a rental car cross border, but you will need to get permission first. Vehicles rented in the United States can be driven in any state in the United States (including the District of Columbia). Vehicles must be returned to the location from which they were rented unless Provider has authorized at the time of the reservation that the vehicle can be returned to a different location. Vehicles rented in Alaska must be returned to Alaska. Vehicles may not be driven into Mexico. Vehicles rented in the United States can be driven into Canada, with the exception of 12 or 15 passenger vans, but must be returned to the United States unless Renter has pre-arranged with Provider to drop the vehicle off at one of Provider’s approved locations in Canada whereby a transborder fee may apply. Canadian residents renting vehicles in the United States may not drive vehicles into Canada

Can I take a rental car from the USA to Canada or Mexico?

In most cases, vehicles may be driven across the Canadian border, this will depend on which car supplier at San Francisco Airport Airport you choose. Vehicles may be driven into Mexico with prior authorization and from any locations in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. An additional Mexican insurance must be purchased locally to do so. The cost of Mexican insurance is between $38.00 - $48.00 USD per calendar day plus taxes and fees, which will assist with breakdown issues. PERS is not available in Mexico. Due to Mexican Law, Mexican citizens are not permitted to drive U.S. owned vehicles in Mexico. Any attempts to do so will result in fines and penalties.

Can I take a rental car from San Francisco Airport and drop it off in a different city?

Based on availability, one-way rentals may be allowed to some U.S. cities. You will need to check with the car hire supplier as each supplier will have different travel restrictions. When you do a quote on out site you can view the travel restrictions for each supplier. There will be an additional one way rental fee if you leave the car in a different location to the pick location.

How long do I need to hold a licence in order to rent a car at San Francisco Airport Airport?

A full licence held for minimum of 1 year with no major endorsements. UK licence holders need to present the photo card

Which documents do I need to hire a car in the USA?

The principle driver will need to have the following documents in his or her name. A full licence, a credit card, the voucher we will send you when you complete your booking, and a passport. A printed version of your voucher must be produced upon arrival at the rental desk. Failure to present the voucher means the car rental agent may charge you at the local rates. With Budget rentals you will also need one original form of proof of address.

What is the fuel policy for a hire car at San Francisco Airport Airport?

This will depend on the car hire supplier you select. The vast majority of cars have a full to full fuel policy, which means your vehicle will be supplied with a full tank of fuel. To avoid incurring fuel charges, you will need to return it with the same amount of fuel as it had when you collected it. You can also choose pick up full return empty. This maybe more convenient if you wish to drop the car back without delays, but it will be more expensive.

Car Rental Companies in San Francisco Airport

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San Francisco Airport Car Rental Locations

Car Hire San Francisco Airport

Airport Terminal / Lot C, San Francisco Airport,, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, San Francisco US SFO

Car Hire San Francisco City Centre

750 Bush Street (north side of Bush St between Mason and Powell.), San Francisco, 94108, CA San Francisco US
Convention Center 687 FOLSOM STREET, 94107, CA San Francisco US
Hyatt Regency Embar 177 S. Airport Blvd. San Francisco US
O'Farrell street 320 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco San Francisco US
Valencia 150 Valencia Street, San Farancisco, 94103, CA San Farancisco US
Union Square 750 Bush Street, 94108, CA San Francisco US

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San Francisco Airport Airport Information

Airport Name: San Francisco Airport
Address: San Francisco, California CA 94128, United States
City: San Francisco
Country: California
Time Zone: UTC-7h /UTC-8h
Driving Directions to San Francisco Airport
Car Parking: Long and Short Term Parking Facilities available
Taxi service: Available in front of terminal
Train service:
Bus service:
Car Hire: The car rental desks are located in the arrivals hall
Information Desk: Located in the arrivals hall

San Francisco Road Trips

Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco is truly one of the most spectacular cities in all of the United States. From the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Lombard Street, tourist attractions are abundant. Unfortunately, with its proximity to the ocean, the fog can come rolling in and the cool temperature can be downright freezing! Whether it is too foggy and cold to enjoy, or even if the weather is gorgeous, don’t miss out on all that northern California has to offer visitors. Hop in your car and prepare to drive the open highways and explore northern California.

Sonoma and Napa

Sonoma Valley

Californians love their wine! One simply can not visit San Francisco without visiting both Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Depending on the time of day and traffic conditions, consult your favourite navigation system for the best route to reach Sonoma or Napa, as multiple routes exist. Plan at least two hours for the drive. Once you arrive, hire a touring company to take you to multiple vineyards, so that you can travel safely while tasting all of the great California wines. With literally hundreds of vineyards to visit, let the locals lead you to see the best of the best.


Yosemite National Park

To see one of America’s most beautiful national parks, travel south on Highway 101 from SFO, cross the San Mateo-Hayward bridge over the famous San Francisco Bay and connect with Interstate 580 and then follow the signs east to Yosemite. Just over three hours from San Francisco, Yosemite is gorgeous any time of the year. See El Capitan and Half Dome covered in snow in the winter. Witness the majestic power of Bridal Veil and Lower Yosemite waterfalls in the spring. Bask in the warm sun on the valley floor in the summer and admire the colorful trees in the fall. Visit the world famous Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite, where the Queen of England once ate. No matter when you go, the drive down into Yosemite valley is one that will stay with you for the rest of your life and will definitely make you want to go back.

Monterey, Big Sur, & Highway 101

Historic Highway 101 provides multiple amazing views and is a destination itself. Head south on 101 from the San Francisco Airport for two hours to reach beautiful Monterey. Visit bustling Cannery Row that was once only a road near the ocean, but now it is a thriving waterfront area with shops, restaurants, unique boutiques, and wine tasting rooms. If you have time, visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, one of the top rated aquariums in America..

When leaving Monterey, pay the fee to take the 17-mile drive through the Monterey peninsula. This is drive you do not want to rush. Roll the windows down, relax in your seat, and appreciate the natural beauty to behold. You’ll pass sand dunes, cypress forests, and view the breathtaking California coastline. South of Monterey to Big Sur is a section of Highway 101 that has been called the “Drive of a Lifetime” by National Geographic. Big Sur itself is well known for its amazing natural wonders. Perhaps the highlight of Big Sur is McWay Falls at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Don’t forget to stop and see the redwood trees in Big Sur, some of the oldest living organisms in the world.

Northern California is awaiting you! Complete our three easy online steps and we will reserve the perfect car for you to see Yosemite, Sonoma, Napa, Monterey, and Big Sur!

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