Car hire in San Francisco
Hiring a car in San Francisco
Few cities in the USA offer such a beautifully diverse mix of things to see and do than the relaxed, forward-thinking and outlandish city that is San Francisco. From the rolling hills that seem to surround the city and allow the fog to hang over it mystically, to the uneven Victorian rooftops that give it something of a unique skyline unmatched across the USA, San Francisco is one of those places that takes every opportunity it can to stand out from the crowd.
Best known for its steep inner-city hills, which have populated many an Instagram account, and the fabulous Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is a city that loves to innovate. From the forward-thinking leaders of extreme sports to the geniuses that bring technological advantages to a new level, San Francisco's residents are never a group to rest on their laurels, and it gives the entire city a wonderful aura of energy.
What you need to know
San Francisco, unlike many cities, has an urban atmosphere that just begs for exploration. While other cities might have a rather cut and paste approach to architecture, San Francisco is home to some of the most beautiful Victorian buildings seen anywhere in North America, and you'll feel at home just wandering and taking pictures in this relaxed atmosphere. However, there's so much more to see in the city, and that means that hiring a car is the best option, allowing you the freedom to see everything. And of course, when you're tackling the steep hills on Filbert Street and 22nd Street.
No matter how you want to tackle the hills of San Fran, Holiday Autos will be your best option for finding the perfect car. Our booking tool will let you compare prices from many international and local independent car hire providers, and you can rest assured that when you book with Holiday Autos, not only will you get the best price available, but you will never pay transaction fees with us.
Where to pick up your car
San Francisco Airport (SFO) is the major transport hub for the city, and the majority of tourists will be coming into this airport when they arrive. Located 13 miles from the centre of the city, hiring a car and picking it up at San Francisco Airport means you will be able to get on the road and hit the city within a matter of minutes after arrival.
All car hire companies operating at San Francisco Airport have their offices located in the dedicated SFO Car Rental Centre, located just a short distance from the main terminal. To find the office, you simply need to exit the main terminal via the front entrance, where you will be directed to the 24-hour AirTrain, which will take you directly to the car hire offices in a matter of minutes.