Toyota car rental alternatives in San Francisco, CA

Leave your heart in San Francisco

Leave your heart in San Francisco

San Francisco offers all the shiny fun of a sleek, tech-hub, but what makes it beloved are its legendary pieces of history 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 coastline or into the majestic mountains and redwoods.

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.

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 former prison and impressive gardens. Take the audio tour for a greatest hits of celebrity inmates, and get a close look at life in a cell.

California Academy of Sciences

While San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is packed with attractions, both kids and adults are regularly wowed by the flora and fauna at the Academy’s rainforest and aquarium, plus the very real earthquake simulator.

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Skip the rental car counter

Hit the road

You could spend days exploring San Francisco, but the city is perfectly located to skip town in a car rental alternative from Turo, and enjoy the dramatic natural wonders of northern California.

Point Reyes & Tomales Bay

Head an hour and a half north along the coast in your San Francisco car rental alternative to hike around the preserve, watch the waves crash, and explore the historic lighthouse.

Wine Country

Whether you choose the Napa, Sonoma, or Russian River Valley, book your San Francisco car rental alternative on Turo so you can make a pit stop at every vineyard, gallery, and artisan grocery that catches your eye.

Yosemite National Park

The grandeur of Yosemite’s giant granite cliffs, lush valley, and gushing waterfalls is unmatched. Book a San Francisco car rental alternative on Turo for a comfortable four hour drive into the mountains.

Average ratings in San Francisco (4.8 stars)

Toyota Prius 2015
Hands down the best experience I’ve had with renting a car! Basil is so nice, kind and accommodating. He is so patient and goes the extra mile to meet my needs. Basil is the best, truly. Also, Basil’s Toyota Prius is AMAZING, I had a great time cruising San Francisco with it. Everyone should rent a car from Basil!
Minying Z. - July 24, 2018
Toyota Yaris 2010
I needed a car very last minute and managed to book Nazir's Toyota Yaris within an hour. Nazir was super responsive which was very appreciated due to the last-minute nature of the rental. The car's torque is excellent, makes it easy to drive over all the San Francisco hills. Overall, great car and great renter! Thank you!
Mirit P. - February 15, 2018
Toyota Prius Prime 2017
What a fantastic car!! Had such a great time going around San Francisco. They were great at communicating everything and very friendly. Highly recommend!
Michael F. - July 2, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2008
Very nice car, enough to make a Yosemite-San Francisco trip. Easy communication.
Gaby N. - April 15, 2018
Toyota Corolla 2018
I was looking at a 3 months rental for my internship, and found Kenneth's nice car with a very reasonable price. It's very smooth to talk with him, everything is super convenient. The corolla is under a pretty low mileage which is out of my expedition. For such a long term rental, there's no any other issues and everything goes pretty well. I'd absolutely recommend this nice host and will get in touch if I next time need a car around bay area.
Lei Z. - August 6, 2018
Toyota Matrix 2005
Andrew provided great pickup and dropoff service at the San Francisco airport. The car was clean and fun to drive. I'd definitely rent from him again.
Kali T. - September 2, 2018
Toyota Prius v 2015
I had a wonderful experience renting Chio's Prius. It worked perfectly to get around the San Francisco area while in town.
Nicholas K. - July 3, 2018
Toyota Prius c 2014
Lance's Prius was perfect for our trip through San Francisco! Pick up and drop off was simple and communication was excellent.
Annie S. - August 30, 2018
Toyota Prius 2010
Great car, easy rental, very clean and empty and ready for travel. Thanks!!
Estela D. - June 30, 2019
Toyota Camry 2014
Best experience ever!!! Easiest car rental
Amanda G. - May 5, 2019
Toyota Camry 2012
UmbaRide is the way to go in San Francisco! Affordable and close to city center. Great communication, easy instructions - car was in good condition and ready to go! Overall great experience.
Bart G. - May 21, 2018
Toyota Camry 2014
We went on a short trip to wine country and back to San Francisco. Sey was very accommodating and understanding. He was very helpful and punctual with responses. The car is in good condition and drives great. Highly recommend
Tori B. - March 23, 2018
Toyota Prius c 2016
Dan is a very easy going guy. He was very flexible and accommodating about pick up and delivery. I will definitely rent from him when I return to San Francisco
Marsha N. - August 10, 2018
Toyota Prius 2018
Steve’s Prius was great, clean and in excellent condition. Took it on a day trip to Santa Cruz. Clear communication + instructions for pickup/drop off. Highly recommend for the San Francisco area!
Kathleen K. - March 31, 2019
Toyota Prius c 2014
Perfect car for visiting San Francisco. Easy way to pick up and return. Perfect size for parking in the street if necessary. Definitely using it back again next time I'm in the city
Daniel D. - January 17, 2019
Toyota Avalon 2013
This was a fantastic car for the San Francisco area since we had our parents with us. If you’re traveling and touring the area with more than 2 people, this is a solid car. Didn’t have any problems with the hills and plenty of room on the inside for our parents. Since it was a bit chilly when we came to SF, the heated seats were PERFECT!! Super comfortable ride and very easy to drive if you’re used to full size vehicles. Would rent again from Stephen if I’m back in SF area
Derek N. - May 20, 2019
Toyota Prius 2005
CJ was smooth. There were no issues. He has it down to a system, which can be hard because of parking in San Francisco. It made turo worth it.
Zachary G. - February 26, 2018
Toyota Prius 2007
Sean’s car was very comfortable and very economic. It was perfect for my week long stay in San Francisco. The check engine light was on when I picked it up and also the brakes seemed to be a little loose. Overall, great rental.
Melissa P. - August 28, 2018
Toyota Prius 2008
We really enjoyed Md's car during our weekend in San Francisco. It was very clean and everything was very smooth. The pickup location is very close to the airport. Md was nice and accommodating for us. We really recommend renting with him!
Ryan P. - August 1, 2018
Toyota Corolla 2007
It was very nice first experience with Turo. Easy pick up/drop off, convenient spot, easy communication with Nazir. Fot us it was interesting experience, especially driving culture in San Francisco. Car is simple,but good for a ride around the city and further. Very best recommendations and thank you, Nazir.
Valdas A. - February 27, 2019
Toyota Camry 2019
I have been renting from Turo for quite a while and have dealt with very decent people while renting their cars, but renting from Vahram has been by far the best Turo experiences i have ever had! Wether its the convenience or the flexibility or the way he welcomed me and my wife upon our arrival to SFO! He just did an absolutely extraordinary job and will always look to rent off of him when visiting san francisco! Car was clean and in a excellent condition! Thank you Vahram for giving us the best car rental experience!
Wasim D. - April 14, 2019
Toyota Prius 2017
Wenhao is such a flexible and good communicate. Nice area to pick up. Would love to rent car with her again!! Really recommended!!! 😃👍🏽👍🏽
Natta S. - June 25, 2019
Toyota Prius c 2015
This car was great for our road trip. It got great mileage and drove smoothly. Pick up and return were easy. I recommend renting from Darius.
Amy S. - July 14, 2019
Toyota Prius 2019
Zhu is absolutely amazing, and his car is cool, clean, and extremely convenient to drive. Zhu was incredibly responsive, and gave us his cell number to make communication even easier. He was really kind and efficient during the pick up and drop off, and made sure to show us how to use the car (which was even prettier in person). As great as all of that was, we are also certain that Zhu is a great owner to rent from because of the following: during our two-day trip another car backed into us as we were driving, causing significant damage to the car though we could still drive it. Zhu was calm and understanding when we told him, and even filled out the insurance claim himself within a few hours. Despite how upsetting and inconvenient the situation was, Zhu never made us feel bad and was incredibly nice about everything. My husband and I cannot recommend Zhu and his car enough, and promise you will not regret renting from him.
Josie G. - July 10, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2015
From start to finish everything was great! Ricardo is the perfect host! Communication, pick up, cleanliness, car condition and drop off. I will definitely rent from him next year when I return to the Bay Area. 5 stars!!!
Lorissa L. - July 5, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2007
Renting a car and communicating with Nikola was super easy! Thanks! Until next time!
Kayla M. - July 6, 2019
Toyota Prius 2015
Ivan made pick up and drop off extremely easy. The car was in great condition. Would use this car on future trips.
Holly T. - July 17, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2009
Everything went perfect visiting San Francisco and the suburds eith this car! Veronica is very nice and reponded quickly to our questions. Car was wonderful, clean and easy going. Pick up and return ws also convenient and flexible. It was the perfect 2 day-trip! Highly recommended!
Annie B. - April 5, 2018
Toyota Prius 2017
This was my first time renting a vehicle through TURO and it was great! Michael made the process super simple and was always available to answer questions and address my concerns. The pick up and drop off at the TURO location in San Francisco was simple and the staff was friendly. Overall, I would give this experience a 10/10.
Glascow T. - June 8, 2018
Toyota Corolla 2012
straightforward and very easy car rental!
Carlo F. - July 23, 2018
Toyota Yaris 2007
Such an easy way to rent a car. Thanks Nikola for everything.
Jennifer P. - March 2, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2010
Ghaz is very easy to communicate with and made my first Turo experience a joy. Would definitely rent from her again!
Danielle D. - June 20, 2019
Toyota Prius 2019
Steve was very easy to work with and the car is fantastic!
Andy O. - June 24, 2019
Toyota Prius 2010
Communication is always easy with Nikola. Will definitely rent from him again.
Bryan C. - June 24, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2018
Kenneth was very quick to respond and very accommodating. Pick up and drop off were both made very easy by him. Car was clean and comfortable, very high tech.
Kendall H. - June 26, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2007
Journey was a great host. Very nice to deal with and very accessible. Her rates were very affordable and I recommend anyone to rent from her.
Eddie S. - June 27, 2019
Toyota Prius 2019
Steve provided detailed instructions and was also very quick to reply. The car was in pristine condition and very enjoyable to drive.
Kate D. - June 27, 2019
Toyota Camry 2014
Very easy to work with Isaiah and a great car
Conner S. - June 23, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2010
She was very clear in the pick up instructions and when I needed to request an extension for the rental she quickly responded and was able to make it happen. Very great communication.
Matthew V. - June 26, 2019
Toyota Prius c 2014
Pick up wasn’t exactly at the SFO airport as advertised, we had to take an Uber to the location. Other than that unexpected part, the rental was fine.
Shelly Z. - June 21, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2009
Easy communication and pickup/return! Second time using Kodz car and always a pleasure!
Kerri P. - June 24, 2019
Toyota Camry 2014
He would do anything you need. This is my first car with Turo and I believe that this will be the best one.
Anh N. - July 2, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2010
It was easy to get the car. Great experience
FOUCAUD A. - July 1, 2019
Toyota Prius 2014
Ali was a phenomenal host- incredibly clear communication, definitely someone I’d rent from again! Loved the Prius. W
William N. - July 3, 2019
Toyota C-HR 2019
Great car, easy pickup and drop off, A+++
Matthew G. - June 25, 2019
Toyota Prius 2015
Car was as described, and all went smoothly. Good value because of the high mpg.
Kevin L. - July 1, 2019
Toyota Prius 2011
Extremely efficient vehicle, quiet on the freeway, good visibility, clean. Jerry is easy to communicate with and even checked up on me during my trip. Would borrow his car again.
Bryan R. - July 5, 2019
Toyota Prius 2013
Dan’s Prius was great for our trip around the Bay Area. Absolutely no issues and the car had great gas mileage!
Rebecca H. - July 8, 2019
Toyota Camry 2014
Flexible, responsive, car was perfect. Always responded to communication and was prompt. Would recommend.
Tom O. - July 14, 2019
Toyota Prius 2013
Thanks for a great trip! Would recommend this car to anyone.
Jessica R. - July 14, 2019
Toyota Prius 2013
Great car and great host!!! Dan is the best!!!
Alexander E. - July 15, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2010
Nikola goes out of the way to take care of you and help out. Communication was eaasy amdnthe car was great!
Jason C. - June 28, 2019
Toyota Prius 2015
Jeremiah was very easy to work with. The car suited us well for the trip.
Brendan B. - July 2, 2019
Toyota Prius 2015
Great rental. Very responsible host. Very convenient picking up at Turo lot
Kostia B. - July 1, 2019
Toyota Camry 2016
Guangyuan made my trip to SF more enjoyable due to his quick communication and clean car! Recommend his Camry!
Andrew P. - July 1, 2019
Toyota Prius c 2015
Katinka’s car was great for what we needed. She was super helpful and flexible as well!
Jefferson N. - July 5, 2019
Toyota Prius 2018
Tony and Jenny were incredibly hospitable and polite. Their car was immaculate and incredibly fuel efficient/ eco friendly. Nice not having to stop for gas! Owners very responsive whenever I had a question. Did well going over the San Mateo mountains! Very pleased!
Paul S. - July 3, 2019
Toyota Camry 2017
Easy pickup and drop! Car was comfortable and Michael flexible with the drop off time
Christopher S. - July 1, 2019
Toyota Camry 2019
Quick and easy to collect the car if you're in SF.
Charles W. - July 7, 2019
Toyota Camry 2014
Everything went smoothly and the car was amazing. Definitely worth it!
Brian W. - July 16, 2019
Toyota Prius 2010
Wenhao was quick to respond and easy to communicate with. The car gets fantastic gas mileage so is good for road trips!
Jessalyn K. - July 8, 2019
Toyota Avalon 2013
Smooth transaction from SFO Turo Valet lot. Excellent communication. The Avalon is a bit used but amazing deal for a powerful and quiet sedan if you want to try it out and bring several persons for the long car rides in the Bay Area
Stephen S. - July 18, 2019
Toyota Prius 2015
Nice car. Very good communication. Everything went smooth. Thanks!
Khalil N. - July 19, 2019
Toyota Prius 2012
Sheena was one of the best Touro vehicle owners that I have come across, she made our trip to San Francisco so much easier. She lives right by the airport, and met us at arrivals and dropped us off at departures- saving us hours of frustrating travel time. Her car was immaculate, and such a gas saver. I would recommend Sheena to anyone traveling into SFO!
David C. - August 23, 2018
Toyota Corolla 2007
Affordable, Dependable - like a friend’s car - Nazir’s 2007 corolla is a “YES” to get me there and back safely car rental. thanks Nazir -I’ll be back - V
Victoria B. - March 7, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2015
My first time using turo and I am very impressed!! Sachin's car was perfect for San Francisco! We wanted something small so we could find parking and not burn a ton of gas in traffic. Our rental was perfect!! The car itself ran great. Heat and air worked, good tires, New windshield wiper etc. It rained for 3 of the 5 days we had the car and we didn't slip or slide at all. 5 days of driving all around and we used one $35 tank of gas. Also pick up and drop off was great! Uber to the turo lot (turo reimburses for the Uber) and turo takes you back to the airport when you drop off. Super easy! We would definitely rent this car again!
Kendra P. - February 28, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2015
Great car rental experience! I would definitely rent from Sylvia again.
Arkady P. - October 2, 2018
Toyota Prius 2015
Ivan’s car was perfect and just what we needed for a little road trip! He was friendly and easy to get ahold of. I would rent from him again!
Mackenzie J. - May 29, 2019
Toyota Prius Prime 2017
Really enjoyed my experience here. Service and convenience was great. Will repeat often.
Bobby E. - June 24, 2019
Toyota Prius c 2013
Geraldine was great! Responsive and helpful, plus the ride was just perfect for our trip to Muir Woods
Andrew P. - June 24, 2019
Toyota Prius 2014
We had a wonderful trip. Thank you so much.
Merve K. - June 22, 2019
Toyota Prius 2015
By far the best host for my turo experience Highly responsive in every communications Car is in awesome condition, extremely clean as well!! I am sure its a well taken care car Easy pick up and very flexible in returning the car. . Highly recommended for people who travels to SF a need an extra space car. I will definitely rent Ivan’s prius for near in the future
Albert S. - May 16, 2019
Toyota Prius 2015
Ivan was so great to work with! The car is fantastic, very clean. Pickup isn’t remote yet but he was very prompt and flexible when I needed adjustments in my times. 10/10 would rent again
Kelsey H. - June 12, 2019
Toyota Prius 2013
So easy to drive and Dan was so easy to communicate with and helped us troubleshoot with Turo. The hybrid was a life saver! The ride to and from the airport was a bit more than expected ($12 each way).
Aaron B. - July 1, 2019
Toyota Prius 2010
we wanted to extend our trip by a full day and nikola made arrangements for that to happen - thank you!
Lauren P. - July 1, 2019
Toyota Prius c 2015
As described and amazing gas mileage.
Danny B. - July 3, 2019
Toyota Prius 2018
Everything was good and will happy to rebook with Steve
Jae S. - July 8, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2015
Kodz made the entire process seamless. Thank you!
Mary S. - June 27, 2019
Toyota Prius 2011
Jerry was amazing. So helpful and kind. And Tool was absolutely perfect.
Morgan M. - July 13, 2019
Toyota Camry 2014
Seamless experience, highly recommended!
Adam N. - June 29, 2019
Toyota Prius Prime 2017
Veronica’s Prius Prime was great! Easy ride, great on fuel, and super easy to pick up and drop off.
Peter B. - June 30, 2019
Toyota Prius 2019
Booking and picking up with Steve was super convenient! Very accommodating and easy to deal with. Recommended!
Adrian T. - July 8, 2019
Toyota Prius 2010
Simple, easy, communicative. Thanks for helping us get out of town for the weekend :)
Christopher L. - July 8, 2019
Toyota Prius 2010
It was the easiest and most convenient car rental I have ever experienced. Will rent again for sure!
Philip P. - February 20, 2018
Toyota Prius c 2014
Love my dude Lance! Great person to rent a car from and he was extremely nice to let me rent it for an extra hour! Thank you for making SF a great trip to remember
Alex S. - February 24, 2019
Toyota Prius 2009
Best car rental or Turo experience ever (and I've rented a lot!) Car was clean, in great shape and communication with Nazir was great and timely! Highly recommend!!
Kathleen R. - March 23, 2018
Toyota Prius 2015
This is my first experience with Turo and it was pretty seamless. Basil was highly responsive, professional, transparent and flexible. I took the Toyota Prius that I rented to a yoga retreat in a rural part of northern California and I got mud on the car mats due for the insane rain the region has been experiencing . I offered to pay the $40 cleaning fee but he was very flexible and said it was fine. Turo definitely beats going to a traditional car rental service. I’ll definitely try the service again and highly recommend renting any of basil’s fleet of cars available near the SFO airport.
Omoro O. - January 21, 2019
Toyota Prius 2009
Loved the Prius. Powai was easy to communicate with. Was a fantastic first Turo experience. I’ll never use a rent a car facility again.
Erin S. - July 19, 2018
Toyota Corolla 2010
Great car with a lot of space and excellent gas mileage. Will definitely keep Tacy in mind if I need to rent a car again :)
Jonathan M. - September 17, 2018
Toyota Camry 2019
Definitely recommend renting one of his cars. He was so easy to work with and had excellent communication!
Samuel N. - May 21, 2019

Best San Francisco driving roads

Skyline Boulevard

For a scenic trip between towering trees and sparkling sea views, take your San Francisco car rental alternative south along the ridge of the Santa Cruz Mountains, and stop at the famous Alice’s 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 Highway 1 is breathtaking, serving up sleepy beach towns perfect for a quick bite, antique shopping, and hypnotizing ocean views, but the twisty stretch to Big Sur is a true driver’s delight.