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Rent cars in San Francisco, CA

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Top rated cars in San Francisco, CA

Cadillac XTS 2017 — Car rental alternative in Foster City, CA 94404
Cadillac XTS 2017

4.5

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All-Star Host

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Golden Gate Bridge over the San Francisco Bay

Leave your heart in San Francisco

San Francisco offers all the shiny fun of a sleek tech hub, but what makes it beloved is the legendary history, wide variety of neighborhood architecture, and the abundance of natural beauty.

When you’ve had your fill of fast-paced urban exploits and rewarding hill climbs, book a San Francisco car rental alternative for adventures along the extraordinary Pacific coastline or into the majestic mountains and redwoods of the Sierra Nevada.

San Francisco favorites

Prepare to be won over by San Francisco’s vibrant culture, delightful scenery, and the stories that make every neighborhood and landmark special.

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Golden Gate Bridge

The iconic gateway to the west is striking and offers expansive views of the entire bay. Drive across the bridge in your San Francisco car rental alternative or take it on foot to stop and gawk where you like.

Alcatraz Island

Hop on a ferry to Alcatraz Island to visit the site of the famous former prison and impressive gardens. Take the audio tour to learn about the celebrity inmates, and be sure to make your reservation in advance.

Golden Gate Park

San Francisco’s biggest park is packed with popular attractions and historical sites like the California Academy of Sciences, Japanese Tea Garden, the de Young Museum, the Golden Gate Park Aquarium, and plenty of gardens to explore.

Top hosts in San Francisco, CA

Jessica L.

Jessica L.

All-Star Host

261 tripsJoined Aug 2021
This service was better than using any of the corp car rental companies at SJC.
Josephine H.- October 7, 2022
Jessica was incredibly responsive with messages and she made pick up and drop off easier than a normal car rental service.
Douglas L.- September 13, 2022

Jessica L.’s vehicles

Nesreen S.

Nesreen S.

All-Star Host

448 tripsJoined Nov 2021
Nice car great price enjoyed the car
Tracy C.- October 22, 2022
This was my First time renting a car through turo.
Yash P.- October 29, 2022

Skip the car rental counter

Hit the road

You could spend days exploring The City’s tourist attractions like Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, and Lombard Street, but the city is perfectly located to escape town and enjoy the dramatic natural wonders of northern California. There are copious convenient day trip and road trip locations just outside the bay.

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Find low rates on Turo and skip the city traffic

Point Reyes & Tomales Bay

Head an hour and a half north along the coast through Marin County to hike around the preserve, watch the waves crash, and explore the historic lighthouse, and maybe see some elk!

Wine Country

Why choose between Napa Valley, Sonoma, or Russian River Valley? You can book a car on Turo and make a pit stop at every vineyard, gallery, and artisan grocery that catches your eye.

Yosemite National Park

The grandeur of the giant granite cliffs, dramatic high country, and gushing waterfalls of Yosemite Valley is unmatched. Book a San Francisco car rental alternative on Turo for an unforgettable road trip into the Sierras.

Recent reviews

Johanna G.
Toyota Yaris 2016

Great, clean little car perfect for the San Francisco streets and gas prices!

Johanna G.
- March 15, 2022
Austyn G.
BMW 4 Series 2014

First time renting with Turo, Richard was professional, his drop off made it super easy, exactly what I needed for my trip in San Francisco clean luxury car!

Austyn G.
- July 17, 2022
John N.
Mercedes-benz E-Class 2020

We enjoyed the luxury and smooth ride while we traversed Napa, Carmel, Big Sur, and San Francisco.

John N.
- July 27, 2021
Sharif A.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2017

Made our time in San Francisco fantastic.

Sharif A.
- August 6, 2022
Guillermo F.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2017

My wife and I had a great time in SF and his car made it super easy for us to get around the city.

Guillermo F.
- November 25, 2021
Mary M.
Hyundai Sonata 2016

Very easy to deal with.

Mary M.
- October 16, 2022
Kim D.
Toyota Corolla 2022

Perfect for San Francisco small parking and high gas prices!

Kim D.
- August 22, 2022
Lawrence B.
Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021

We enjoyed driving it during our visit in San Francisco.

Lawrence B.
- October 6, 2022
Adrian G.
Ford Fiesta 2017

The little fiesta was perfect for finding small parking spots around San Francisco!

Adrian G.
- October 3, 2022
Leslie B.
Ford Mustang 2018

Definitely better than any rental car companies I’ve ever used.

Leslie B.
- June 17, 2021
Max G.
Kia Forte 2014

Car was on good condition and clean.

Max G.
- October 19, 2022
Brian P.
FIAT 500 2013

Chris was very accommodating and responsive-much better experience than any rental car agency.

Brian P.
- June 27, 2022
Margaret O.
Dodge Challenger 2019

Excellent car, flawless rental process, highly recommended host.

Margaret O.
- December 25, 2021
Claire L.
Chevrolet Spark 2015

Jerry is the best option in San Francisco, easy to rent, reliable cars!

Claire L.
- February 26, 2022
Lucy S.
FIAT 500 2015

So nice trip !

Lucy S.
- October 9, 2022
Lenny T.
Kia Forte 2021

Great car!!

Lenny T.
- March 30, 2022
Alain A.
Subaru Outback 2020

He delivered the car and picked it up at our address in San Francisco.

Alain A.
- July 1, 2021
Ronald H.
Dodge Challenger 2019

Really liking this app instead of rental car companies

Ronald H.
- October 22, 2022
Andre E.
Audi A4 2018

Had to book a last minute car rental and I would highly recommend them anytime!

Andre E.
- May 29, 2022
Sameer R.
BMW 3 Series 2012

Clean car.

Sameer R.
- November 6, 2022
Anthony G.
Toyota Corolla 2018

Easy to ride, very clean, perfect to park in San Francisco.

Anthony G.
- October 18, 2022
Jayvee J.
Porsche Boxster 2014

Great car to drive around San Francisco

Jayvee J.
- October 10, 2021
Jennifer S.
Nissan Versa 2012

The price was right and the ease of having a car while in San Francisco was great.

Jennifer S.
- September 29, 2022
Angel G.
Tesla Model 3 2019

Great way to check out San Francisco

Angel G.
- July 20, 2022
Jackson G.
FIAT 500 2013

Car was clean and cute, pick up was easy.

Jackson G.
- August 22, 2022
Danny R.
Toyota Prius c 2012

Another great trip on Turo.

Danny R.
- April 2, 2022
Andreas S.
Alfa Romeo Giulia 2017

Fabulous car and wonderful host experience.

Andreas S.
- November 7, 2022
Jose J.
Ford Focus 2015

Just what you expect in a last min car rental.

Jose J.
- July 9, 2022
Mikael B.
Porsche 911 2014

Perfect for exploring San Francisco

Mikael B.
- January 9, 2022
Andy P.
Ford Mustang 2018

Great for San Francisco /Bay area vacation.

Andy P.
- July 4, 2022
Julie B.
Toyota Mirai 2018

Great car and smooth rental process

Julie B.
- June 22, 2022
Christine F.
Honda Accord 2017

The car was immaculately clean and fit our needs exactly.

Christine F.
- April 24, 2022
Kelly Lynn A.
Honda Accord 2010

Grateful for the extra day too and reasonable price compared to crazy rental cars.

Kelly Lynn A.
- September 22, 2022
Paweł P.
Nissan Versa 2017

Will never rent from a big company like Hertz again.

Paweł P.
- February 8, 2022
Mike B.
Kia Forte 2022

The car was perfect for our needs in San Francisco and much better than hassling with the car rental places.

Mike B.
- June 27, 2022
Benjamin B.
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2014

Deon was terrific and his car made our weekend extra special!

Benjamin B.
- October 3, 2022
Tim L.
Chevrolet Cruze 2018

Great car to drive.

Tim L.
- August 18, 2022
Malika A.
FIAT 500 2013

Right car for San Francisco!

Malika A.
- March 30, 2022
JAHWAN ANTHONY-JAY B.
BMW 3 Series 2017

Great car, great host , gave me great experience in San Francisco

JAHWAN ANTHONY-JAY B.
- August 30, 2021
Megan A.
Volkswagen Passat 2016

My official San Francisco go-to for cars.

Megan A.
- August 8, 2022
Facundo P.
Honda Civic Sedan 2019

Awesome car.

Facundo P.
- March 14, 2022
James N.
Toyota Yaris 2016

He has great communication from the time of booking all the way until your trip is over.

James N.
- May 1, 2022
Jennifer L.
MINI Convertible 2019

Car was spotless and so fun to drive!!

Jennifer L.
- October 4, 2022
Simone L.
Chevrolet Camaro 2017

Awesome car at a great price, the insurance is way cheaper than the one of Turo, and with no young driver fees!

Simone L.
- February 27, 2022
Joachim L.
Toyota Camry 2009

Car runs smoothly and handles well.

Joachim L.
- March 21, 2022
Owolabi T.
Toyota Corolla 2021

Amazing host, will definitely rent from him whenever I return to San Francisco

Owolabi T.
- March 25, 2022
Yvonne W.
Toyota Prius 2012

The car was found at a parking lot so I did not need to find street parking, which was very convenient!

Yvonne W.
- April 25, 2022
Adine J.
Porsche 718 Boxster 2017

Car was wonderful, we had a great time!

Adine J.
- October 17, 2022
Leann M.
Hyundai Sonata 2018

Easy communication, very nice and clean car.

Leann M.
- June 2, 2022
Ricky L.
Toyota Yaris 2012

Great car , great with tight parking stalls in San Francisco, gas saver

Ricky L.
- May 15, 2022
Kayla S.
Toyota Prius 2012

Best experience I've had with Turo so far!

Kayla S.
- August 26, 2021
Steven P.
Tesla Model 3 2018

Great car for a day of driving around San Francisco.

Steven P.
- October 19, 2022
Mollie B.
Toyota Prius 2016

Very happy with our choice to rent this Prius, especially with the current gas prices!

Mollie B.
- August 23, 2022
Octavio G.
Ford Focus 2012

Great low rates especially for San Francisco.

Octavio G.
- March 10, 2022
Nnamdi O.
Chevrolet Corvette 2015

Great car!

Nnamdi O.
- October 24, 2022

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Best San Francisco driving roads

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Skyline Boulevard

For a scenic trip between towering trees and sparkling ocean views, take your San Francisco car rental alternative south along the ridge towards the Santa Cruz Mountains, and stop at the famous Alice’s Restaurant for a bite.

Panoramic Highway

Snaking north of the city up over Muir Woods and then down to Stinson Beach, this short, but deliciously sweet, drive winds through Marin with unforgettable views, and thrilling switchbacks.

Highway 1 to Big Sur

All of the PCH is breathtaking, serving up sleepy beach towns that are perfect for a quick bite, antique shopping, and hypnotizing ocean views, but the twisty stretch to Big Sur is a true driver’s delight.

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