San Rafael car rentals

San Rafael car rentals

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San Rafael, CA
Aug 3 — Aug 10
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San Rafael, CA
Tue 8/3
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Tue 8/10
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San Rafael car rental information

Pick-up locationSan Rafael
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Pickup truck, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations5
Popular agenciesHertz, Avis

Cheap car rentals in San Rafael

$48/dayEconomy
$48/dayCompact
$48/dayIntermediate
$49/dayStandard
$49/dayFull-size
$98/dayFull-size SUV
$87/dayLuxury
$76/dayPickup truck
$48/dayCompact SUV
$59/dayIntermediate SUV
$76/dayStandard SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

San Rafael car rental reviews and directory

From $40/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.3 Excellent (32 reviews)
6 locations in San Rafael
Enterprise
Locations in San Rafael
12492 San Pablo Ave+1 510 234 6100
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3080 Hilltop Mall Rd+1 510 223 6444
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
35 Reed Blvd+1 415 384 0566
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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536 Irwin+1 415 456 7999
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65 Medway Rd+1 415 456 7999
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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7401 Redwood Blvd+1 415 898 3500
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 8 2021
Pros: Very friendly and not too pushy on sales for an upgrade.
10.0 ExcellentJan 2 2021
Pros: Very friendly and helpful service from arrangements to pick up
4.0 OkayNov 4 2020
Pros: Pickup was quickCons: The car only had 1/3 of a tank of gas at pickup. Very disappointing to have to get gas right away. Also, this is a way they get more money out of you by making you return it at an exact amount that is not full. The car smelled terribly of cigarette smoke and made me feel sick the whole trip. Pickup was confusing as I had 3 different addresses for drop off. I called and spoke to someone asking which address was correct and she was not much help.
2.0 MediocreJul 1 2020
Cons: The pick up location, I had to drive 15 minutes to pick up from other location. The car was dirty and smelled like smoke. No cafe in the world to try and make it better.
10.0 ExcellentAug 4 2019
Pros: The staff was professional and helpful. Great overall interactions.
10.0 ExcellentMay 1 2019
Cons: Very good
2.0 MediocreAug 31 2018
Received booking confirmation, but there was no vehicle available.Cons: I was relying on having a vehicle, and at the last minute I was left with nothing. All they offered was the phone number of a rental place over 20 miles away. I will never book through carrentals.com again. Forget Kayak (the UI sucks anyway). Book direct, it’s the only way to go.
10.0 ExcellentJun 29 2017
Great service, reasonable ratesPros: Great service, reasonable ratesCons: Nothing
9.6 ExcellentJun 4 2017
Overall was a good experiencePros: Good vehicle,price good for one way rental.Cons: Car not ready at pickup time, needed some cleaning and gas, but they took care of it.
5.2 OkayJan 17 2017
Kayak system rents you a car at the wrong place.Pros: Enterprise had good serviceCons: I booked a car reservation in Kayak after a flight. Saw a great deal and went for it. But the system reserved the car in a different location and when I went to pick it up I ended up having to pay over 125% more ($85 went up to $177). Kinda sucked. :(
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From $31/dayRated #2
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
7.3 Good (65 reviews)
2 locations in San Rafael
Hertz
Locations in San Rafael
7505 Redwood Blvd+1 415 892 1121
Monday08:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 16:00
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933 Francisco Blvd East+1 415 451 0125
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  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayMay 15 2021
Cons: --instruction manual should be IN the car --remind the "pick-up" attendants to look at the person they are assisting in the moment --have "drop-off" office open on WEEKENDS. It's not fair to charge 2 extra days when the renter is late returning on a Friday AFTER 5:30 !!!
10.0 ExcellentOct 28 2020
Pros: The team in San Rafael was very accommodating getting me into a great car last minute when Enterprise could not honor my reservation. They were sure to give me my options with limited inventory so that I could make the right decision for my one way trip. Great experience all around.
2.0 MediocreDec 28 2019
Cons: The vehicle was not available at the pick up area despite several calls with Hertz on its avaialbility
2.0 MediocreNov 27 2019
Pros: Unethical company who don't honor their cancellation policy.
4.0 OkayAug 2 2019
Cons: Speeding check in. They had us waiting for over an hour to pick up our vehicle. No pick up service
9.6 ExcellentApr 14 2019
Pros: Excellent at check in
10.0 ExcellentJan 31 2019
Pros: Very helpful staff. I was in and out quickly.Cons: I had an excellent experience
10.0 ExcellentJan 14 2019
Excellent experience all the way around!Pros: They took great care of us! The manager, Steve went above and beyond. We were in and out of there in five minutes with a car that exceeded all expectations. This was a much different experience than our normal rental car experiences. We are only using Hertz from now on.
8.4 ExcellentOct 23 2018
Pros: The car was great for the price I paid. It was very gas efficient and ran well.Cons: There was a water bottle left behind by a previous renter, the smell of the interior was also unpleasant.
5.2 OkayOct 15 2018
Cons: Deceptive salesperson who then became rude and demeaning and overcharges by approx. $50
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From $41/dayRated #3
Avis
8.8 Excellent (18 reviews)
1 location in San Rafael
Avis
Locations in San Rafael
1305 Francisco Boulevard East+1 415 472 7878
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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  • 8.5
  • 9
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  • 8.6
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
9.6 ExcellentAug 19 2018
Great longer-term rentalPros: Need a large vehicle for a month. Most affordable options were off-brand rental agencies with very old (10+ years) vehicles. Avis offered almost new vehicles at the most affordable prices if you rented by the monthCons: Cat wasn’t washed at pick-up but interior was clean.
10.0 ExcellentApr 22 2017
Pros: Change of plans. I end up flying to Boise
8.0 ExcellentSep 17 2016
Pros: Good mileage, easy pick-upCons: Nothing
6.8 GoodJul 25 2016
Pros: The car was comfortable and dependable.Cons: I had to wait 2 hours to pick up the car as they didn't have any available/in stock. Bad communication between ordering online and reality. the clerk at avis was not expecting us at pick up time. He said we should have called to confirm.
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From $40/dayRated #4
Budget
5.3 Okay (6 reviews)
1 location in San Rafael
Budget
Locations in San Rafael
1305 Francisco Boulevard East+1 415 258 9483
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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  • 5
  • 5.6
  • 5.3
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  • 5
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayOct 1 2019
Cons: no on-site or street parking at location; had to leave my car about 1/2 mile away at a Home Depot lot. vehicle had a poor alignment and pulled slightly as well as having a vibration like a tire was out of balance.
8.0 ExcellentOct 30 2016
Budget car rental was greatPros: No extra charges for pick up/drop-off at different locations in same area. No fee for wife to drive as well. Chrysler was fuel efficient and performed well. Overall, a very good experience
5.6 OkayDec 9 2015
Pros: Good vehicleCons: Too expensive for a daily rental. Additionally, I was overcharged when I returned the vehicle at LAX. I had to go to adjustment desk and have charges corrected reducing my bill by over $100. Not a positive experience.
121 travelers who rented a car in San Rafael gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

Car rental locations in or near San Rafael

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$46/day

Good deal

$36/day

When to book a rental car in San Rafael

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in San Rafael

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in San Rafael for $36 or less
  • Book your rental car in San Rafael at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in San Rafael are around 77% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in San Rafael

  • Some car rental companies in San Rafael which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Enterprise and Avis

  • On average a rental car in San Rafael costs $46 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis ($50/day) and Hertz ($76/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 933 Francisco Blvd East 94901 (2 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in San Rafael is Hertz (7.4, 72 reviews).

  • The average gas price in San Rafael is $3.52 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in San Rafael.

  • Car rental companies onsite at San Francisco airport include Thrifty, Sixt, Fox, Hertz, Dollar, Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, Avis and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Francisco airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Sixt, Fox, Hertz, Dollar, Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, Advantage, and E-Z Rent-A-Car.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Standard car rental in San Rafael costs $47 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in San Rafael costs $46 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in San Rafael costs $42 per day, on average.

  • In San Rafael, cars are most frequently rented at Fox 780 N Mcdonnell Road (25 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in San Rafael costs $325 per week ($46 per day).

  • On average a rental car in San Rafael costs $1,394 per month ($46 per day).

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).