San Francisco

Cheap Car Hire in San Francisco from $42

San Francisco, CA, United States
25 Apr — 2 May
Driver's age: 26-65
San Francisco, CA, United States
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San Francisco car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in San Francisco. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 18 April 2024.

Most popular company

THRIFTY

Price of petrol per litre

$2.06

Average price per day

$99

Cheapest price per day

$42

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in San Francisco?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in San Francisco and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 18 April 2024.

January

$62

February

$74

March

$83

April

$88

May

$90

June

$91

July

$99

August

$96

September

$85

October

$85

November

$76

December

$80

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in San Francisco is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in San Francisco

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in San Francisco and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 18 April 2024.

small car is the cheapest car type you can hire in San Francisco this past week from 98 hire locations out of 37 hire agencies. Prices for a San Francisco small car hire start from $42/day. Check out available deals for 4 car types currently offered at listed car hire agencies here:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Standard

Standard

Full-size

Full-size

People mover

People mover

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Premium

Premium

Compare available car types for hire in San Francisco

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in San Francisco to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 18 April 2024.

Small cars

$87 - $134

All Car Types

$98 - $142

To hire a small car in San Francisco, the United States, you would pay an average price of $101/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a small car in San Francisco, the United States (~$87/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$134/day). In fact, January is about 15% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for San Francisco. When comparing with other car types available for hire in San Francisco, hiring a small car saves you 14% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best San Francisco small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in San Francisco, the United States, you would pay an average price of $105/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in San Francisco, the United States (~$84/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$123/day). In fact, February is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for San Francisco. When comparing with other car types available for hire in San Francisco, hiring a medium car saves you 12% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best San Francisco medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in San Francisco, the United States, you would pay an average price of $127/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a large car in San Francisco, the United States (~$110/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$147/day). In fact, June is about 14% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for San Francisco. When comparing with other car types available for hire in San Francisco, hiring a large car is 8% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best San Francisco large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in San Francisco, the United States, you would pay an average price of $108/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in San Francisco, the United States (~$88/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$129/day). In fact, February is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for San Francisco. When comparing with other car types available for hire in San Francisco, hiring a SUV saves you 8% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best San Francisco SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in San Francisco, the United States, you would pay an average price of $150/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a van in San Francisco, the United States (~$90/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$221/day). In fact, February is about 40% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for San Francisco. When comparing with other car types available for hire in San Francisco, hiring a van is 22% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a luxury car in San Francisco, the United States, you would pay an average price of $144/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in San Francisco, the United States (~$102/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$195/day). In fact, January is about 30% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for San Francisco. When comparing with other car types available for hire in San Francisco, hiring a luxury car is 19% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a convertible in San Francisco, the United States, you would pay an average price of $193/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a convertible in San Francisco, the United States (~$118/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is October (~$278/day). In fact, January is about 39% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible hire for San Francisco. When comparing with other car types available for hire in San Francisco, hiring a convertible is 39% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Kia Picanto$42/day
2
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A/C
Kia Picanto
Toyota Yaris Cross$43/day
4
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A/C
Toyota Yaris Cross

Top hire agencies in San Francisco

Explore the leading car hire agencies in San Francisco known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in San Francisco. Reviews were last updated on 18 April 2024.
Hire a car with one of the top providers serving the San Francisco area such as Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Sixt. Skim reviews, hire company locations, prices, and more before making your decision.

Alamo

8.8
Very Good
414 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

8.9

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/drop-off

8.8

Value

8.4

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.6
Very Good
382 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.4

Value

8.4

Sixt

7.6
Good
155 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

7.5

Budget

7.3
Good
246 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.0

Hertz

6.5
Okay
273 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.4

Thrifty

6.0
Okay
504 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

6.8

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.8

Value

5.9

Dollar

5.4
Fair
361 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.6

Overall

5.3

Pick-up/drop-off

5.5

Value

5.6

Avis

6.9
Okay
87 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

6.9

Best San Francisco car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in San Francisco. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in San Francisco with an average daily rate of $51. Data was last updated on 18 April 2024.
The best offers we've found on car hires in the San Francisco area. Be sure to confirm the details of the deal, such as car type, daily rate, and pickup location.
Kia Picanto$42/day
2
M
A/C
Kia Picanto
Toyota Yaris Cross$43/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris Cross
Kia Forte$47/day
5
M
A/C
Kia Forte

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in San Francisco, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 18 April 2024.
  • What is the cheapest hire car found in San Francisco?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $99/day when booking a car hire in San Francisco. The absolute best deal a user found was for $52/day from Fox, booked on Apr. 14.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in San Francisco?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in San Francisco from the following companies over the past two weeks: Fox ($42/day), Turo ($47/day), and Thrifty ($52/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in San Francisco?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, National (9.0 rating), Alamo (8.8 rating) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.5 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in San Francisco.

  • What are petrol prices like in San Francisco?

    The average price of petrol in San Francisco is $2.06/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $92 and $133 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in San Francisco for a week from Thrifty?

    Thrifty offers hire cars in San Francisco for about $630 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in San Francisco for the best price?

    Our data suggests that booking early can save you up to 29% on a hire car in San Francisco. Take advantage of below-average prices by booking at least 7 days prior to your desired date.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in San Francisco?

    Yes, hiring a vehicle in San Francisco for a month is certainly possible.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in San Francisco for a month?

    Generally, a month-long car rental in San Francisco can be found for about $2,702, with the average price for a rental being around $90 a day. Book with Fox, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 73% less compared to the average price of car rentals in San Francisco.

  • How much is a car hire in San Francisco for a weekend?

    The average price for a weekend car hire in San Francisco is $91. Hiring a Economy is your cheapest option if you’re looking to save money on your weekend car hire in San Francisco. For the month of May, Cheapflights users have found hire cars in San Francisco for as low as $103/day.

  • What car do most people hire in San Francisco?

    The most popular car to hire while in San Francisco is the Dodge Dart, which is a Intermediate vehicle.

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Van hires in San Francisco

Find van hire deals in San Francisco from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van hires in San Francisco cost an average of $67 per day. Price data was last updated on 18 April 2024.
If you're in need of a larger vehicle, check out some of the deals we've found on van hires in San Francisco. If you're not finding the right deal for your van hire, check back soon as deals are constantly being refreshed.
Toyota HiAce$51/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota HiAce
Toyota HiAce$57/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota HiAce
Toyota HiAce$59/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota HiAce

Car hires by fuel type in San Francisco

Browse car hires by fuel type in San Francisco. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in San Francisco. Deals were last updated on 18 April 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in San Francisco. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest ($29+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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