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Cheap Car Hire in San Francisco from R661

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in San Francisco with a pick-up date of 29/5 and drop-off date of 5/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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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 24 May 2024.

Most popular company

AVIS

Price of petrol per litre

R25,20

Average price per day

R2 846

Cheapest price per day

R661

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 24 May 2024.

January

R735

February

R882

March

R993

April

R993

May

R1 048

June

R1 085

July

R1 177

August

R1 140

September

R1 011

October

R1 011

November

R901

December

R956

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 24 May 2024.

There are 38 hire agencies servicing San Francisco. These agencies, altogether, have 99 hire locations available. Need an affordable hire? small car is the cheapest car type to hire in San Francisco with prices from R661 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 4 car types you can hire in San Francisco:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Standard

Standard

Full-size

Full-size

People carrier

People carrier

R1 647+

Luxury

Luxury

Pick-up truck

Pick-up truck

Compare available car types for rental 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 24 May 2024.

Small cars

R776 - R1 759

All Car Types

R950 - R2 108

To hire a small car in San Francisco, the United States, you would pay an average price of R1 044/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a small car in San Francisco, the United States (~R776/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~R1 759/day). In fact, March is about 26% 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, renting a small car saves you 25% 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 R1 097/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in San Francisco, the United States (~R876/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~R1 389/day). In fact, January is about 21% 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, renting a medium car saves you 21% 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.

To hire a large car in San Francisco, the United States, you would pay an average price of R1 148/day. April is the cheapest month to hire a large car in San Francisco, the United States (~R720/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~R2 855/day). In fact, April is about 38% 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, renting a large car saves you 18% 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 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 R1 221/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in San Francisco, the United States (~R859/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~R2 367/day). In fact, May is about 30% 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, renting a SUV 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 SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

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Top rental 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 24 May 2024.
Browse through some of the top car hire agencies in San Francisco, including Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Sixt in San Francisco. Be sure to do your research on pricing, reviews, pickup locations, and other important criteria before choosing.

Alamo

8,9
Very Good
415 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8,9

Comfort

9,0

Overall

8,9

Pick-up/drop-off

8,9

Value

8,5

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,5
Very Good
383 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8,7

Comfort

8,7

Overall

8,6

Pick-up/drop-off

8,4

Value

8,4

Sixt

7,5
Good
155 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8,1

Comfort

8,1

Overall

7,4

Pick-up/drop-off

7,2

Value

7,5

Budget

7,4
Good
246 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7,9

Comfort

8,0

Overall

7,3

Pick-up/drop-off

7,4

Value

7,1

Hertz

6,4
Okay
275 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7,6

Comfort

7,3

Overall

6,4

Pick-up/drop-off

6,4

Value

6,4

Thrifty

5,9
Fair
504 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7,1

Comfort

6,8

Overall

5,8

Pick-up/drop-off

5,8

Value

5,9

Dollar

5,4
Fair
363 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6,8

Comfort

6,5

Overall

5,3

Pick-up/drop-off

5,5

Value

5,5

Avis

6,8
Okay
87 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7,7

Comfort

7,5

Overall

6,8

Pick-up/drop-off

6,8

Value

6,8

Best San Francisco car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hiredeals in San Francisco. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in San Francisco with an average daily rate of R806. Data was last updated on 24 May 2024.
Check out some of the very best car hire deals we've found in San Francisco. Double check the details of your car rental reservation before booking to ensure no unwanted surprises.
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Toyota Corolla QuestR661/day
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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 24 May 2024.
  • What is the cheapest hire car found in San Francisco?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under R2 846/day when booking a car hire in San Francisco. The absolute best deal a user found was for R2 406/day from Avis, booked on May 19.

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

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in San Francisco from the following companies over the past two weeks: Dollar (R661/day), Thrifty (R667/day), and Hertz (R684/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 (8,9 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 R25,20/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between R1 134 and R1 638 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

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

    Avis is one of the most popular car hire companies in San Francisco, offering car hire for around R19 920 per week on average.

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

    Booking in advance not only ensures a better chance of getting your vehicle of choice, it can save you up to 29% on your car hire. For a below average price in San Francisco, Cheapflights recommends booking your car hire at least 7 days in advance.

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

    Typically, how long you can hire a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For San Francisco however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.

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

    Our recent data shows that Avis can potentially be 16% below the average car hire price in San Francisco. Check prices and availability for Avis and save on this extended car hire. The cost of hiring a vehicle in San Francisco is on average R85 373 a month or R2 846 a day. Search on Cheapflights for the most updated pricing and availability for your San Francisco car hire.

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

    For a weekend car hire in San Francisco, you can expect the average price to be around R0. Usually a Compact hire in San Francisco is your cheapest weekend car hire option, though you should always check Cheapflights to see if there are other deals on alternative car hire types. If you do opt for hiring a Compact for June, it will cost approximately R0 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in San Francisco?

    The majority of Cheapflights travellers prefer to hire a Compact (Ford Focus) in San Francisco, making it the most popular option.

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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 24 May 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 (R36+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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