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The Easiest Way to Compare and Book a Cheap Car Rental in San Francisco

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VroomVroomVroom can help you find the perfect vehicle for your next trip in San Francisco. You'll save time and money when you compare all the available vehicles from major San Francisco car rental providers, including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz  and National. After comparing deals, you can directly rent the car through us. With a wide range of San Francisco car rental deals to choose from, including economy car, SUVs and minivans, finding the perfect rental car is easy.  If you need help in finding or booking a rental car in the San Francisco area, feel free to contact us either via email, phone call, or live chat. We got all your San Francisco rental car needs!

Reasons to book a rental car in San Francisco with VroomVroomVroom

  1. Zero booking fee
  2. Free to modify (you may also cancel for free as long as you do it  48 hours prior to pickup) 
  3. Guaranteed best rates. Our Price Promise assures you of getting the best deal 
  4. Reliable rental cars since we only offer deals from trusted brands
  5. More vehicle selection. VroomVroomVroom also compares RV and motorhome rentals in San Francisco.

Best time to visit San Francisco

San Francisco is famous for its unique summer fogs, the tasteful co-existence of Victorian and modern architecture, and its most renowned icon -- the Golden Gate Bridge. If you want to steer clear from the crowd and enjoy a warm weather, then travel to the city between September and November. Fall experiences some of the warmest temperatures in the city and there are less people traveling during that time. Spring is also a great time to visit San Francisco because of its mild temperature. Summer is the peak season so if you want to visit San Francisco during this time, make sure to book a car rental and hotel in advance. There are several events held in summer in San Francisco including the Fillmore Street Jazz Festival, Gay Pride, and California State Fair. Winter can get pretty cold in the city, but there are lots of hot hotel deals during that time.

Driving tips in San Francisco

If you are planning to rent a car either in the city or at the airport, it is still best to explore San Francisco by foot to save up on costly parking fees and traffic. However, your rental car will come in handy when you drive outside the bay area. To save up on parking fees, it is best to park your car outside of town. The bay area is linked to highways 101, 80, and 880 which makes it easier to access to San Mateo, Oregon, Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, and Lake Tahoe.  Before hopping in your rental car, it is also advisable to check the road condition so you can avoid road closures and heavy traffic. For live traffic updates, visit 511.org

Do you want to rent a car in San Francisco Airport?

Most travelers arriving in San Francisco will touch down at San Francisco International Airport. The airport is the operational base for Virgin America and it's also a hub for United Airlines. It's approximately a 13-mile trip north from the airport into San Francisco, because the airport actually sits outside the city, in San Mateo County. An SFO car rental will allow you to get into, and then to get around the city, quickly and easily.  When you make a reservation through us, all you have to do is pick up your car rental once you arrive at the airport. No need to fall in line, fill up the forms, and wait for the booking to be processed. With VroomVroomVroom, you save a lot of time!

Across the San Francisco Bay (and on its eastern shore) is Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, which in many instances is a lower-cost alternative to flying into San Francisco International. The drive is about 30 minutes from the Oakland Airport to the heart of San Francisco. If you are coming from the Fisherman's Wharf, it will approximately take you 50 minutes. From either airport, we recommend that you use VroomVroomVroom to compare cheap SFO car rental rates to find a vehicle that will best suit your budget and needs. 

San Francisco International Airport's Rental Car Center serves as a convenient location, and you can get to it utilizing the airport's AirTrain transport system. AirTrain – an elevated train – runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is wheelchair accessible. Stations for the system can be found in the terminals, terminal garages and the Rental Car Center. AirTrain's Blue Line provides service to the R.C.C. If your company is off-airport, just take AirTrain to the R.C.C. and transfer to off-airport SFO car rental shuttles, which pick up customers along the south curb of the R.C.C.

No matter which car rental location you pick, you are sure to get the best  deals here in VroomVroomVroom!

Discover Why San Francisco Deserves a Visit with a Reliable Rental Car

San Francisco's Bay Area is home to many of the nation's most popular sights. It will tempt the fussiest of travelers with great historical sites, fantastic shopping and a culture that can't be found anywhere else. Jump into your rental car and drive on over to the piers of the San Francisco Bay. A favorite is the Fisherman's Wharf on Pier 39, where you can get a view of the famous Alcatraz Island, take a tour of the Bay, sit and watch the lazy sea lions, do a little shopping, or grab a bowl of the Bay's famous clam chowder. San Fran is a little delight, at any time or season. 

Your rental car allows you the freedom to sample everything that San Francisco has to offer. When you're in the mood for a great night out, getting a fantastic meal at one of the best restaurants in the entire city is only a matter of making a reservation, hopping into your cheap car rental, and driving over to one of these magnificent places to eat. Take a road trip to discover this gem and do it cheap with a San Fran rental car.

Attractions | Accommodation | Restaurants & Bars


Attractions

San Francisco Cable Car

Metreon

Address: 135 4th St #3000, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

Are you in the mood for some shopping? Book a car rental with us and visit the Metreon. It's a first-of-its-kind entertainment center in the heart of downtown San Francisco. It includes a variety of restaurants, shopping venues, theaters, and entertainment destinations, including the West Coast's largest IMAX theater, making this a fun destination for all ages! 

Hyde Street Cable Car Line

Address: San Francisco, CA 94109

Come visit the most crooked street in San Francisco!! Drive your cheap car rental over to the Hyde Street Cable Car Line which stops on the crest -- you'll get a great view of the bay from this point.

The Golden Gate Bridge 

Address: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA, USA

The Golden Gate Bridge is an obvious destination for any trip to the Bay area. There are great views from both the north and south side of this marvel of engineering. However, most agree that the best way to see the sights is to do a walking tour of the 1.7 mile bridge. In the 19th & 20th centuries, ferry boats transported people (and later, their cars) from San Francisco's Hyde Street Pier to Sausalito on the other side. The trip cost $1 per vehicle, and took about 20 minutes.

Levi's Stadium - NFL Action 

Address: 4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA

Visitors who want to attend a National Football League (NFL) game in San Francisco will actually have to drive their rental car to suburban Santa Clara. (It's just northwest of San Jose.) The San Francisco 49ers home games will now take place in the newly constructed Levi's Stadium at 4900 Centennial Boulevard, Santa Clara, California.

Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco

Alcatraz Cruises, LLC

Address: Pier 33, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Make sure to get early reservations for Alcatraz, one of the world's most famous prisons. There is both a day and night tour for visitors, and you'll be issued with a self-guided audio tour to get the most out of the experience. 

Fisherman's Wharf 

Address: San Francisco, CA

Fisherman's Wharf is a collection of many attractions. Whether you like museums, restaurants, boating or shopping, it's all right there at the wharf. Highlights include the Aquarium, Ghirardelli Square, Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum and the famous seals of Fisherman's Wharf.

Segway San Francisco

Address: 2949 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA

Visitors get a 30 to 40 minute training session before heading out on a fully narrated tour.

Cartoon Art Museum

Address: 655 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA

For something a little different, visit the Cartoon Art Museum. Known as “the only museum west of the Appalachians devoted to preserving cartoon art of all forms”, it houses many examples of rare and original cartoon items.

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Accommodation

King george Hotel

King George Hotel

Address: 334 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

With 153 rooms, the recently renovated, historic King George Hotel is a charming boutique hotel that features modern travel amenities like valet parking, complimentary Wi-Fi, and business and concierge services. Beautifully renovated rooms with contemporary décor and vintage accents offer a European-inspired ambiance anchored by exceptional service. Located just one block from Union Square in Downtown San Francisco, the King George Hotel features over 500 sq. ft. of meeting and event space perfect for receptions and corporate meetings for up to 40 guests.

Originally built 1914, in time for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915, the historic building is centrally located within close proximity to myriad shopping, dining, and iconic attractions. The Hotel's location offers convenient access to both San Francisco (SFO) and Oakland (OAK) airports via fast, easy public transit on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit, Powell St. Station).

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Restaurants & Bars

Kokkari Estiatorio

Address: 200 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA

Kokkari Estiatorio is the top-reviewed restaurant in all of San Francisco. Their Mediterranean menu features entrees of amazing Greek and seafood dishes. For a really special night out, trust us - drive your car rental to Kokkari Estiatorio and you won't be disappointed! They even take reservations online.

Restaurant Gary Danko

Address: 800 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

Restaurant Gary Danko is another of the most popular restaurants in 'Frisco. It's a pricey place to eat (you might easily spend $80 per person), but it's well worth it for the outstanding service and the very memorable experience you'll have when you enjoy a meal from this special American menu.

Acquerello

Address: 1722 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

Make an online reservation and then drive your rental car to Acquerello for the best Italian food in S.F. -- it's the perfect place for a special occasion meal, or an important business dinner. 

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