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The city of San Francisco is one of the most recognisable across the world with a host of landmarks and attractions to sate any appetite. Nestled in San Francisco bay, the city connects the Pacific Ocean with Middle America and the steep hills and trams are a huge part of American media and culture. Whether you prefer quirky museums or enjoying the great outdoors, San Francisco and the outlying towns can provide even the most world weary tourist with an exciting vacation.

Things to Do in San Francisco

Many of the iconic landmarks of San Francisco can be found in the centre of town. You can challenge your hire car by driving down the winding hairpins of Lombard Street, featured in Alfred Hitchcock’s film Vertigo. Alternatively, take one of the vintage trolley cars to the intricate Palace of Fine Arts. Originally built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Expo, this incredibly authentic gallery is pleasing on the outside and inside and puts on shows regularly. Whether you’re leaving or arriving in the city, take your hire car for a spin downtown and visit the Twin Peaks Park, with exquisite scenery and a terrific view of San Francisco.

Top 3 Must See: San Francisco

  • Grace Cathedral

  • Alcatraz Island

  • Transamerica Pyramid Tower

Drive Around San Francisco

San Francisco airport has a good central location that connects by car to the centre of the city in just 15 minutes. The airport offers a wide range of hire cars to allow tourists to have independent accessibility to the rest of California. San Francisco is close to many other major cities and has a large network of freeways to allow for an easy and quick drive by car to its neighbours. You can visit San Jose by taking the Bayshore Freeway south for an hour or you can travel by car to Sacramento in just half an hour using the Dwight D Eisenhower Highway. For an immersive experience of San Francisco, drive your hire car across the Golden Gate Bridge to the Marin Headlands, an untouched national park overlooking the bay and the ocean that is perfect for hiking or walking.

Which are the best deals in San Francisco?

Mini
Mini
from $26.22/day
Economy
Economy
from $50.21/day
Compact
Compact
from $82.00/day
15 Passenger Van
15 Passenger Van
from $109.59/day
Moving Van
Moving Van
from $111.09/day
Subcompact
Subcompact
from $151.17/day

Review score of the top San Francisco car hire companies

ALAMO

Customer Customer Rating

ALAMO

Average Wait Minutes Average waiting time is 24 mins

8.8 /10 Overall value for money
9.2 /10 Cleanliness of the car
9.2 /10 Service at the rental desk
9.2 /10 Car rental pick-up process
9.5 /10 Car rental drop-off process

NATIONAL

Customer Customer Rating

NATIONAL

Average Wait Minutes Average waiting time is 19 mins

8.6 /10 Overall value for money
9.0 /10 Cleanliness of the car
9.0 /10 Service at the rental desk
9.0 /10 Car rental pick-up process
9.1 /10 Car rental drop-off process

SIXT

Customer Customer Rating

SIXT

Average Wait Minutes Average waiting time is 18 mins

8.5 /10 Overall value for money
9.0 /10 Cleanliness of the car
8.9 /10 Service at the rental desk
8.8 /10 Car rental pick-up process
9.1 /10 Car rental drop-off process

AVIS

Customer Customer Rating

AVIS

Average Wait Minutes Average waiting time is 18 mins

8.0 /10 Overall value for money
8.1 /10 Cleanliness of the car
8.2 /10 Service at the rental desk
8.1 /10 Car rental pick-up process
8.8 /10 Car rental drop-off process

HERTZ

Customer Customer Rating

HERTZ

Average Wait Minutes Average waiting time is 18 mins

7.9 /10 Overall value for money
8.3 /10 Cleanliness of the car
8.2 /10 Service at the rental desk
8.0 /10 Car rental pick-up process
8.7 /10 Car rental drop-off process

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