San Francisco Airport Guide to San Francisco Airport (SFO)

SFO car rental

 

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If you seek for a more independent way to move through San Francisco and its region, the best option for you is without any doubt to hire a car.

Rental car Companies 

See attached the available car hire companies in SFO Airport Rental Car Center:

  • Alamo: +1 650 616 2400. Location: 4th floor
  • Avis: +1 650 877 6780. Location: 4th floor
  • Budget: +1 650 877 0998. Location: 4th floor
  • Dollar: +1 650 244 4131. Location: 4th floor
  • Enterprise: +1 650 697 9200. Location: 4th floor
  • Fox: +1 800 225 4369. Location: 1st floor
  • Hertz: +1 650 624 6600. Location: 1st floor
  • National: +1 650 616 3000. Location: 4th floor
  • Thrifty: +1 650 283 0898. Location: 4th floor

Opening hours: 24 hours.

Location

The Rental Car Center is located far away from SFO terminals. In order to proceed to there, passengers may use the Air Train Blue Line, since it joints the car rental facilities with SFO terminals. For further information regarding Air Train, see more here.

Off-Airport Rental Car Companies

The following car rental companies are also located within SFO Airport premises but not at the Airport Rental Car Center:

  • Advantage: +1 650 343 3052. Opening hours: From 07:30 am to 00:00 (pick-up), from 05:00 am to 00:00 am (drop-off)
  • Airport Van Rental: +1 650 952 5543. Opening hours: From 06:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • EZ Rent a Car: +1 650 343 3052. Opening hours: From 06:00 am to 10:30 pm.
  • Payless Car Rental: +1 650 548 5161. Opening hours: From 05:00 am to 11:00 pm.
  • Silvercar: +1 650 273 7110. Opening hours: From 05:00 am to 11:00 pm.
  • Sixt: +1 415 658 9800. Opening hours: 24 hours.
  • Travelcar: +1 310 302 7071. Opening hours: From 06:00 am to 00:00 am.

Location

In order to get there, there is a free shuttle service from the SFO Rental Car Center which joints the off-airport rental car companies with the airport premises.

The shuttles just stop at the south curb of the Rental Car Center upon request.

Online car rental

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Renting a car in the United States – Tips and advices

  • You need to be above 21 or even above 25 to rent a car in the US. In order to rent the car, companies will ask you for your passport as well as for your visa, so keep them in hand.
  • To drive in the US, you need to have a full and valid driver’s licence from your home country. Also, International Driving Permit (IDP) is needed.
  • The proof of insurance is needed to drive a car too. Keep it with you while driving.
  • You need to be equipped with warning triangles in case of accident. American law says it is compulsory to bring them in your car.