South San Francisco car rentals

South San Francisco car rentals

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South San Francisco, CA
Jun 1 — Jun 8
Same drop-off
South San Francisco, CA
Wed 6/1
Noon
Wed 6/8
Noon

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South San Francisco car rental information

Pick-up locationSouth San Francisco
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations10
Airport locations6
Popular agenciesFox, Hertz, Avis, Budget

Cheap car rentals in South San Francisco

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South San Francisco car rental reviews and directory

From $76/dayRated #1
Fox
Best rated
5.9 Okay (1088 reviews)
1 location in South San Francisco
Fox
Locations in South San Francisco
  • 6.4
  • 6.3
  • 5.6
  • 5.3
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 25 2022
The shuttle driver was very kind and helpful. Thanks!
2.0 MediocreMay 21 2022
everything.
8.0 ExcellentMay 12 2022
The check in person Ammna was very good, tho it wasn't clear that if I had returned the car with more than half a tank I would have been refunded for unused fuel. I thought any amount would be refunded. I returned with 1/3 of a tank. That's c$40 but hey. The car was quite old,had covered I think more than 160k miles as it had less on the click than on the service ticket on the windscreen in 2019. I also do wish you would see the final price even booking but Fox aren't alone by any means in this. Often the original price is more than doubled. The agent was helpful too re tolls
8.0 ExcellentApr 20 2022
Drop off was amazing, paperwork/processing on the pickup was cumbersome and took a while. Not a big fan of the Chrysler product I rented, but the Fox rental service was good.
10.0 ExcellentApr 1 2022
Punctual with everything! Car was easy to drop off. Shuttle ready for airport. Friendly and courteous!
2.0 MediocreMar 26 2022
They did an extra fuel charge… with no reason and never gave it back to me
4.0 OkayMar 10 2022
People attending in the pick up office was rude and had a lack of service attitude.
10.0 ExcellentMar 6 2022
The staff at the SF airport location offered to drive us to our gate because we had a van full of kids and luggage. Very pleasant experience and friendly staff :)
2.0 MediocreFeb 28 2022
Be aware that this business is located 5-10m away from the airport rental car center that can only be reached by the shuttle. Once you are at the airport rental car center you need to go to a designated spot and wait indefinitely for another shuttle to show up and take you to the final destination. Not sure exactly how much money I saved by going with Fox but it is not worth it and I’ll be renting from one of the rental companies that are located at the main airport rental car center.
4.0 OkayFeb 19 2022
I paid extra to get a midsize SUV and the advertisement was for a jeep cherokee. They gave me an older model mitsubishi outlander that had damage, scuff marks, and stains. It was fine but not worth the extra money I paid to rent it.
From $66/dayRated #2
Hertz
Most popular
6.5 Good (538 reviews)
2 locations in South San Francisco
Hertz
Locations in South San Francisco
  • 7.2
  • 7
  • 6.2
  • 5.5
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 6 2021
Very nice people good customer serviceNo
3.6 MediocreDec 12 2019
Nickel and dimed me to pieces. Charged me for 1 extra hour and then an additional charge for being Late. Smdh.
2.8 MediocreAug 23 2019
The staff was incredibly unfriendly, unhelpful, and most of all, unprepared. I booked a car with this Hertz location and when I showed up, was told there were no cars. It took well over an hour for one to be brought over for me from the airport. Zero communication or help from anyone "working" there
2.8 MediocreJun 19 2019
Staff was not friendly.. or even on site when I arrived. The check-in took more than an hour, primarily because no one was on site... at 2 pm in the afternoon, and then they had to go find a car. The first rep was surly; the young woman who took over (after returning from lunch) was OK.Having staff available during business hours. Customer service skill training. Car was fine.
10.0 ExcellentJun 12 2019
I didn't have a pen to fill out the mileage on the return form. A nice man with Hertz at the car drop off had one I borrowed.The car return was difficult to find. Only 1 sign on Rt 101 to indicate car return exit. It sort of blended in with other signs. More signs prior to exit would have been helpful.
8.0 ExcellentJun 1 2019
Great price. Once I found where to pick up, it was OK. It would have been better if Hertz had just said where to pick up
5.2 OkayMay 14 2019
Staff was friendlyHertz location was stated at san fran airport but was not actually at the airport. Had to take a Lyft from the airport to the other hertz location for rental and back at the end of trip. Added extra unexpected costs! Would have been nice to know when booking.
9.2 ExcellentApr 15 2019
The staff was very nice, the car clean and comfortable.
5.6 OkayApr 7 2019
I was miss leading that the pick up wasn’t in the airport, the street was called airport boulevard. So I had to pay 30 more USD to take the car from the airport. Also they try to sell you stuff in the airport that you don’t need. This has no future.
2.0 MediocreDec 18 2018
priceline does not have its act togetherNothingAirport car rental wasn't at airport car rental, but 1 mile away. Took cab to get there, arrived 12:10 for 12:00 (noon) pick up, and rental part of agency was closed. Sales agents were there, but claimed that they could not help. Went to nearby Enterprise to rent car.
From $112/dayRated #3
Payless
6.3 Good (231 reviews)
1 location in South San Francisco
Payless
Locations in South San Francisco
  • 6.4
  • 6.6
  • 6.1
  • 5.8
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreSep 9 2020
n/aThere were no cars available even though I booked in advance
4.4 OkayDec 18 2019
The rental car was in good condition and the airport shuttle was fast.There is no way to drop off a car after hours and they do not explain or advertise this. No key dropbox or anything. The parking lot is locked and inaccessible between 10:30pm and 6am. Also, the phone numbers inside the rental agreement with Payless written clearly on the front direct you to the Budget renal company, who can't help you at all.
2.0 MediocreSep 30 2019
I was not able to get this car.I am unable to give a proper review because the rental company closed at 12:00 midnight and my delayed flight got in at 1:30 AM, because it was a hot deal, I couldn't get any refund, I wish there were a policy to help mitigate these situations.
7.2 GoodSep 29 2019
MidelMore clean, more model choices
8.8 ExcellentAug 12 2019
Drop off sucked. It would be much better if we were dropped off at terminals instead of the rental center. We the. Had to lug everything on the tram and then to the terminal. This will keep me from using Payless again unfortunately.Drop off at terminals.
7.6 GoodJul 23 2019
There were extra fees that were not reflected in the price quoted on Kayak. You need to take a shuttle to get to the site. It was easy but adds some time.
6.0 GoodJun 26 2019
No problem with the staff, they were all helpful and the process was quickCar could have been cleaner
9.6 ExcellentJun 20 2019
Car could have been cleaner, but was fine.
9.6 ExcellentJun 10 2019
Called for shuttle bus pickup and no one answered my phone call
4.0 OkayMay 11 2019
The rental spot is NOT at the airport (unlike what was advertised) but they still charge airport fees (around $20). I was hung up on twice trying to get “courtesy” shuttle. Long lines—should have cancelled and rented from one of the actual airport rentals spots. Will not be renting from them again.
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From $30/dayRated #4
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Cheapest deal
6.2 Good (65 reviews)
1 location in South San Francisco
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in South San Francisco
  • 6.2
  • 6.7
  • 6.1
  • 5.3
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
5.6 OkayJul 24 2017
The car worked, and clearly the employees tryThe employees were kind, resourceful and worked hard. The car started, stopped and turned as expected.The location stinks-be sure to plan on the time it takes to get there from SFO. The building is hot and dour-I feel for the employees! The car was not clean. I would pay extra to get a car at the SFO rental center next time.
8.4 ExcellentJul 12 2017
The price speaksIt was cheap and the car was in very good condition.The rental location is not anywhere near the airport. Shuttles suck, use an uber.
6.4 GoodJul 11 2017
slow to get the carShuttle was waiting for us at the airportthe pick-up was slow. No one accompanied me to the car to do the detailed check.
4.4 OkayJun 12 2017
Poor shuttle pick up from airportIt should be clearly noted on the vendor website that this is an OFF SITE airport pick up. We waited 30 minutes for a shuttle pick up that fits 6 person max in a poorly maintained van. Additional customers were left behind for another 30 minutes for later pickup. The EZ rental car in other airport locations outside of San Francisco were unlike this branch in its service, location and overall appeal. We were deeply disappointed with our rental service at the San Francisco EZ Rental car. We would rather pay a bit more for a more convenient airport location and more piedessional service the next time we're in San Francisco.
2.0 MediocreMay 11 2017
No refund of depositThe car was fineI paid during pick up and extra 200 dollars as deposit, until today I didn't receive that amount and they never replied to my email messages.
5.6 OkayApr 23 2017
A comfortable late model carThe pickup drop off required almost 2 hours since the location is another 5-8 miles from where other rental car companies are located. And once at facility there are only 2 agents who take care of a long line. They push upgrades like the tolls for the bridge without explaining alternatives. You can pay cash everywhere and do online payment for Golden Gate Bridge. So avoid the prepayment if you are not crossing the bridge several times a day.
4.4 OkayApr 16 2017
Didn't have the car we reservedThey tried to make it right, they offered us a vehicle that would seat all 6 of us, but the cargo capacity was not sufficient. They were friendly, but in the end that's not helping us get on the road.Reserved a minivan and it was not available. We were not notified so we spent a couple extra hours getting to another rental place. Their location was pretty far from the airport. I am sure this saves them overhead, but the shuttle ride ate into the whole ordeal.
6.0 GoodJan 18 2017
OkPrice was very cheapIt was like 20 minutes away from the airport. Cars were not always clean. Had to wait a long time in line.
2.0 MediocreJan 4 2017
Worst car company in the world!The car was cheaper than anywhere else. Now I know why. I got a car with almost 50k miles on the clock, it was a wreck and was filthy. I hired my car for 3 weeks, so when I went back and asked for another one, it was refused. The worst thing if all was that the windshield had never been throughly cleaned, nor the wipers ever replaced, so everything it rained, I was blind driving! I tried to replace the wipers, but no Autoshop carried them. I had to throughly clean the windshield and wipers daily as there were several snow storms and I couldn't drive blind. I bought rain x to help me, but this car was dangerous. Also, the engine made rattling noises like it was running on no oil, and the gearbox had a mind of its own. To add insult to injury, when I went to return the car, there guys had moved yards! No effort to tell me when I picked up the rental, nor to phone or email. I was gobsmacked! Never, never rent from here, this is known as Ez rent a car, Advantage rent a car and Europcar. Walking is a better option!
8.0 ExcellentDec 21 2016
Overall it was goodService was good and car was clean. The only thing i did not like about this place is the milage limit policy they have in place for local residents. The limit is 150 miles per day. I only needed it to go to and from work while my car was in the shop so it wasnt a big deal but now i know not to rent here for my next so cal trip.
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From $88/dayRated #5
Silvercar
10 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in South San Francisco
Silvercar
Locations in South San Francisco
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentDec 28 2019
Friendly, helpful staff, and efficient pickup and dropoff to and from the SFO rental car center. The Quattro was lots of fun to drive, with comfortable seats and great controls for comprehensive panels.I wasn't able to download the app (I'd changed my iTunes password and hadn't needed it on the phone for several months), and the website interface for a mobile device was sometimes not as intuitive as it could be.
10.0 ExcellentSep 15 2018
Very easy processVery nice, clean Audi A4Nothing
10.0 ExcellentJul 19 2018
Easiest car rental experience ever.Rented in San Francisco ... They texted to check in with me day before arrival and day of departure to ask questions and give me info I needed. I just texted back info ... they couldn’t have been more helpful or seamless. I wish we could use them in Denver, but the prices were too high for the weeks we need it!
From $58/dayRated #6
Avis
8.7 Excellent (12 reviews)
1 location in South San Francisco
Avis
Locations in South San Francisco
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentAug 3 2017
Savings over airport pick-upA bit hard to find without Sat-Nav
10.0 ExcellentJan 5 2017
the price for picking up off the airport was significantly better.. super close by.. $20 cab ride to save hundreds of dollars
8.0 ExcellentJan 5 2017
Avis was great to rent with!Nice car, clean, drove well. Plenty of trunk space. Only problem was getting the gas cap to open and same problem with the trunk. Otherwise couldn't have been happier!
10.0 ExcellentNov 12 2016
TOPGreat service all the way through!Everything was great!
5.6 OkayOct 31 2016
Charged for gas even though the tank was fullThe car was clean, gas efficient and reliable.Expensive to rent, plus I was charged $90 extra for gas charges even though I had filled the tank before drop off. It took two weeks to get the credit back on my account after providing backup for the the gas purchase and waiting for the manager to get back to me on the charges.
8.4 ExcellentOct 17 2016
Able to upgrade to better car.Location-no shuttle from airport.
4.8 OkayOct 1 2016
Wrong location double the priceWhen is search for a car for my trip to San Francisco and typed in SFO as the city I was surprised to find when I landed that the pickup was not at SFO was not reachable by Bart or the air-train. My only option would be to take a cab for probably $20 each Direction not to mention they'd be annoyed and having such a short trip after they'd waited in line. The price quoted was $78 total for 2 days which is great. But because I had to basically rebook it to get a car to and from SFO the rate was more than 130 and with all of the extra airport taxes AirTrain tax in tourist tax it was over $200. Unlike the inclusive quote that I be given for the other location. The manager was helpful and got it down as low as she could but this is far more expensive then the kayak price I was quotedSee above
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From $95/dayRated #7
Budget
7 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in South San Francisco
Budget
Locations in South San Francisco
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7
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Flight Car
1 location in South San Francisco
Flight Car
Locations in South San Francisco
Recent reviews
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
1 location in South San Francisco
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in South San Francisco
Recent reviews
1943 travelers who rented a car in South San Francisco gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.2

Car rental locations in or near South San Francisco

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Average price

$86/day

Good deal

$66/day

When to book a rental car in South San Francisco

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Top tips for renting a car in South San Francisco

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in South San Francisco for $66 or less
  • Book your rental car in South San Francisco at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in South San Francisco are around 9% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Supplier choice rental cars in South San Francisco are around 67% cheaper than other car types, on average

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