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San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is one of the world’s busiest airports, topping over 37 million visitors in 2009. The majority of passengers are arriving from or departing to destinations in Asia and many UK visitors may be taking connecting flights from New York or Chicago. Given that the only way to really get around in the US is by car, pre-book car hire from San Francisco Airport through GoCarHire.co.uk for peace of mind and great value. On arrival, all car hire offices can be found in the SFO car hire Centre, which is reached via a free shuttle, an automated AirTrain which operates 24 hours a day. The drive from the airport to the centre of San Francisco is a 20 minute, or 13 mile, journey on Highway 101. San Francisco was established by a group of Spanish colonists in the 18th century, who built a fort at the Golden Gate and a mission dedicated to Saint Francis. The city grew rapidly during the California Gold Rush, and in spite of having suffered a major earthquake in 1906 it was quickly rebuilt and continued to expand. It’s location makes it one of the top tourist destinations in the world, built on the tip of a peninsula between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific coast, and it is famous for its hilly terrain, 19th century architecture, and stunningly beautiful setting.

Things To Do in San Francisco

The iconic Golden Gate Bridge should be visited on foot, to appreciate why it is still regarded as so special, and you can take a walking tour or hire a bike to cross the bridge and appreciate the breathtaking views. A visit to Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, housing one of the most infamous prisons in the US, is popular with both adults and children, and you can take a night tour which adds to the feeling of spookiness as you visit cells and dining hall with an audio commentary narrated by ex-prisoners.

Top 3 Must See: San Francisco

  • Golden Gate Bridge

  • Alcatraz Island

  • China Town

San Francisco’s China Town is rightly famous, being the largest outside Asia, and boasting over 300 restaurants and some excellent museums, as well as tempting shops. No visit to the city is complete without a ride on the famous cable cars, and there are three routes, two of which terminate at Fishermans Wharf, while the California Line runs through the city’s Financial District and China Town. Located in the heart of the Mission District, the Balmy Street Murals are an extraordinary sight, covering every inch of alleyway and street with colourful murals telling stories of struggle and revolution.

Drive Around San Francisco

The main freeways in San Francisco are the 101 and 280, and having collected your car hire the 101 will take you from the International Airport to the centre of the city. Highway 1 (19th Avenue) separates from 280 near the University and heads towards the Golden Gate Bridge. Visitors are warned that the confusing number of signs will take some getting used to and it’s a good idea to try and acquaint yourself with the main ones before you start driving around the city. Heading south, a trip down Highway 1 follows the coast, and will take you past a number of State Parks and Nature reserves through a dramatic landscape towards Monterey Bay.

Which are the best deals in San Francisco Airport?

Mini
Mini
from £29.00/day
Economy
Economy
from £30.00/day
Intermediate
Intermediate
from £35.00/day
Compact
Compact
from £39.00/day
Standard
Standard
from £66.00/day
Compact Elite
Compact Elite
from £90.00/day

San Francisco Airport car rental directory

ACE
Address
435 South Airport Blvd
Operating Times
Monday 06:00 - 23:29
Tuesday 06:00 - 23:29
Wednesday 06:00 - 23:29
Thursday 06:00 - 23:29
Friday 06:00 - 23:29
Saturday 06:00 - 23:29
Sunday 06:00 - 23:29
Instructions
1.Take Blue Line AirTrain to the Rental Car Center ... more

AIRPORT VAN RENTAL
Address
820 Malcolm Rd
Operating Times
Monday 06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday 06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday 06:00 - 23:59
Thursday 06:00 - 23:59
Friday 06:00 - 23:59
Saturday 06:00 - 23:59
Sunday 06:00 - 23:59
Instructions
AVR is a short shuttle ride from the terminal. Tak ... more

ALAMO
Address
780 NORTH MCDONNELL RD
Operating Times
Monday 00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday 00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday 00:00 - 23:59
Thursday 00:00 - 23:59
Friday 00:00 - 23:59
Saturday 00:00 - 23:59
Sunday 00:00 - 23:59
Instructions
N/A

ALAMO MAX
Address
780 NORTH MCDONNELL RD
Operating Times
Monday 00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday 00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday 00:00 - 23:59
Thursday 00:00 - 23:59
Friday 00:00 - 23:59
Saturday 00:00 - 23:59
Sunday 00:00 - 23:59
Instructions
N/A

AVIS
Address
780 McDonnell Road
Operating Times
Monday 00:00 - 02:00
Tuesday 00:00 - 02:00
Wednesday 00:00 - 02:00
Thursday 00:00 - 02:00
Friday 00:00 - 02:00
Saturday 00:00 - 02:00
Sunday 00:00 - 02:00
Instructions
N/A

BUDGET
Address
780 Mcdonnell Road
Operating Times
Monday 00:00 - 02:00
Tuesday 00:00 - 02:00
Wednesday 00:00 - 02:00
Thursday 00:00 - 02:00
Friday 00:00 - 02:00
Saturday 00:00 - 02:00
Sunday 00:00 - 02:00
Instructions
COUNTER: **Airline Passengers** From baggage claim ... more

DOLLAR
Address
780 MCDONNELL ROAD, LOT C
Operating Times
Monday 00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday 00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday 00:00 - 23:59
Thursday 00:00 - 23:59
Friday 00:00 - 23:59
Saturday 00:00 - 23:59
Sunday 00:00 - 23:59
Instructions
N/A

ENTERPRISE
Address
780 N MCDONNELL RD
Operating Times
Monday 05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday 05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday 05:00 - 23:59
Thursday 05:00 - 23:59
Friday 05:00 - 23:59
Saturday 05:00 - 23:59
Sunday 05:00 - 23:59
Instructions
N/A

FOX
Address
780 North mcDonnell Road
Operating Times
Monday 00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday 00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday 00:00 - 23:59
Thursday 00:00 - 23:59
Friday 00:00 - 23:59
Saturday 00:00 - 23:59
Sunday 00:00 - 23:59
Instructions
Fox is located in the airport car rental center th ... more

HERTZ
Address
780 Mcdonnell Road
Operating Times
Monday 00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday 00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday 00:00 - 23:59
Thursday 00:00 - 23:59
Friday 00:00 - 23:59
Saturday 00:00 - 23:59
Sunday 00:00 - 23:59
Instructions
N/A

NATIONAL
Address
780 NORTH MCDONNELL RD
Operating Times
Monday 00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday 00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday 00:00 - 23:59
Thursday 00:00 - 23:59
Friday 00:00 - 23:59
Saturday 00:00 - 23:59
Sunday 00:00 - 23:59
Instructions
N/A

NU
Address
1409 ROLLINS RD, BURLINGAME
Operating Times
Monday 00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday 00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday 00:00 - 23:59
Thursday 00:00 - 23:59
Friday 00:00 - 23:59
Saturday 00:00 - 23:59
Sunday 00:00 - 23:59
Instructions
Upon arrival at San Francisco International Airpor ... more

PAYLESS
Address
1440 San Mateo Ave
Operating Times
Monday 06:30 - 21:59
Tuesday 06:30 - 21:59
Wednesday 06:30 - 21:59
Thursday 06:30 - 21:59
Friday 06:30 - 21:59
Saturday 06:30 - 21:59
Sunday 06:30 - 21:59
Instructions
N/A

SILVERCAR
Address
237 Harbor Way
Operating Times
Monday 09:00 - 16:59
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:59
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:59
Thursday 09:00 - 16:59
Friday 09:00 - 16:59
Saturday 09:00 - 16:59
Sunday 09:00 - 16:59
Instructions
Grab your bags, head upstairs and take the airtrai ... more

SIXT
Address
780 N McDonnell Rd
Operating Times
Monday 07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 23:00
Thursday 07:00 - 23:00
Friday 07:00 - 23:00
Saturday 07:00 - 23:00
Sunday 07:00 - 23:00
Instructions
Your way to SIXT Follow signs from your terminal f ... more

THRIFTY
Address
780 MCDONNELL ROAD, LOT C
Operating Times
Monday 00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday 00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday 00:00 - 23:59
Thursday 00:00 - 23:59
Friday 00:00 - 23:59
Saturday 00:00 - 23:59
Sunday 00:00 - 23:59
Instructions
San Francisco International Airport: Proceed upsta ... more

Review score of the top San Francisco Airport car hire companies

ENTERPRISE

Customer Rating

Average waiting time is 20 mins

7.9 /10 Overall value for money
8.0 /10 Cleanliness of the car
8.3 /10 Service at the rental desk
7.9 /10 Car hire pick-up process
8.6 /10 Car hire drop-off process

ALAMO

Customer Rating

Average waiting time is 29 mins

6.5 /10 Overall value for money
8.6 /10 Cleanliness of the car
7.3 /10 Service at the rental desk
7.6 /10 Car hire pick-up process
8.8 /10 Car hire drop-off process

NATIONAL

Customer Rating

Average waiting time is 21 mins

7.2 /10 Overall value for money
7.7 /10 Cleanliness of the car
7.9 /10 Service at the rental desk
7.7 /10 Car hire pick-up process
8.6 /10 Car hire drop-off process

SIXT

Customer Rating

Average waiting time is 16 mins

7.0 /10 Overall value for money
7.8 /10 Cleanliness of the car
7.8 /10 Service at the rental desk
7.3 /10 Car hire pick-up process
7.9 /10 Car hire drop-off process

AVIS

Customer Rating

Average waiting time is 15 mins

7.0 /10 Overall value for money
7.5 /10 Cleanliness of the car
7.4 /10 Service at the rental desk
7.2 /10 Car hire pick-up process
8.0 /10 Car hire drop-off process

DOLLAR

Customer Rating

Average waiting time is 18 mins

6.9 /10 Overall value for money
7.5 /10 Cleanliness of the car
7.1 /10 Service at the rental desk
7.0 /10 Car hire pick-up process
7.7 /10 Car hire drop-off process

THRIFTY

Customer Rating

Average waiting time is 14 mins

6.4 /10 Overall value for money
7.9 /10 Cleanliness of the car
6.0 /10 Service at the rental desk
5.8 /10 Car hire pick-up process
7.8 /10 Car hire drop-off process

BUDGET

Customer Rating

Average waiting time is 22 mins

6.6 /10 Overall value for money
6.3 /10 Cleanliness of the car
6.3 /10 Service at the rental desk
6.6 /10 Car hire pick-up process
5.6 /10 Car hire drop-off process

HERTZ

Customer Rating

Average waiting time is 20 mins

5.7 /10 Overall value for money
6.4 /10 Cleanliness of the car
6.4 /10 Service at the rental desk
6.0 /10 Car hire pick-up process
6.8 /10 Car hire drop-off process

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