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San Francisco airport car hire

Airport Code: SFO

Of San Francisco's three main airports, San Francisco International is the most convenient for those planning to stay in the city. It also attracts more international flights; where as San Jose International in the south of San Francisco only offers international flights through Mexicana Airlines and Volaris.

San Francisco International is one of the largest airports in the world and features numerous passenger amenities, including a wide range of restaurants and cafes, great shopping options, public showers, a medical clinic, and assistance for lost or stranded travelers. You can get from SFO to the city (about 16 km) quickly and easily with your own San Francisco airport car hire.

San Francisco is the centerpiece of the California Bay Area, known for its scenic beauty, hilly terrain, Victorian architecture, and summer fog. You will likely recognize its Golden Gate Bridge, the main iconic image of one of the most visited cities in the world.

San Francisco is also known for its liberal community and its ethnic and cultural diversity, part of what makes the city such a lively and interesting tourist attraction. Reserve a car hire from San Francisco airport and enjoy the beautiful San Francisco Bay area.

For cheap car hire in San Francisco, USA, there are options convently located in San Francisco Airport, just take the AirTrain's blue line to get to the car rental center's fourth floor. You will find desks for the following car rental companies:

  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar
  • Enterprise
  • National
  • Thrifty

We recommend to book your San Francisco Airport car rental in advance with us to get amazing car rental discounts.

Additional Airport Information

Airport Name: San Francisco, California, USA

Airport Code: SFO

Telephone: 1 800 435 9736

Distance: San Francisco city || 14 Miles / 22 km / 35 minutes by rental car from Downtown San Francisco

Address: PO Box 8097, California, San Francisco, United States

Timezone: GMT-8

Population: 815,358


The Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco car hire

If you are driving into San Francisco from the north it will be the first thing you see of the city, as it is one of the major road routes into and out of the city. It has been called one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World - definitely worth a picture or two!

Haight Ashbury

Visit the district made famous for its association with hippy culture for some excellent eclectic shopping. Follow Stanyan Street down through Golden Gate Park to a popular site for relaxing and outdoor concerts.

Fisherman's Wharf

Take your San Francisco rental car over to the Hyde Street Pier in Fisherman's Wharf where you can board and tour several historical ships. Highlights include the 1886 Balclutha clipper ship, a walking-beam ferry, a steam tug, and a coastal schooner. The area also has an old WWII submarine. If that’s not enough for you can visit the Aquarium of the Bay and the Wax Museum.

Day Trips


For the best view of the San Francisco skyline take a ferry ride across the bay to Sausalito. Spend the afternoon walking along the waterfront, where you can visit several nice restaurants, shops, and galleries.


Reserve a cheap rental car in San Francisco for a daytrip to tour the charming Wine Country about 70 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Here you will find California's top wine producers: Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, and Chalk Hill. Dining here is excellent, as well as the shopping and of course, the wine tasting.

Muir Woods

Get off the concrete and explore the 560 acre forest of old-growth redwood trees in Mill Valley, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. This is one of the few remaining places where these trees, the tallest living things on the planet, can be seen in their full glory. Many are over 2000 years old. Boardwalks and walking trails help you get close to the magnificent trees.

Airlines Providing Airport Services to San Francisco, California, USA

  • Aeromexico
  • Air Berlin
  • Air Canada
  • Air China
  • Air France
  • Air New Zealand
  • AirTran
  • Alaska Airlines
  • All Nippon Airways
  • American Airlines
  • Asiana Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • China Airlines
  • Continental
  • Delta
  • Eva Air
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