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.
Prepare to be won over by San Francisco’s vibrant culture, delightful scenery, and the stories that make every neighborhood and landmark special.
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.
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.
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.
Skip the rental car counter
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mark made the process of renting his Jetta super easy! We landed in San Francisco and it was a short 5 minute Uber to the pickup location. The car was super clean and fun to drive. Using the Apple CarPlay to get direction made getting around San Francisco so easy. I would definitely rent from Mark again!
Best Tesla Rental in the San Francisco/Bay Area. Looking forward to renting from Dan again! - JW
GREAT car for seeing the sights of San Francisco! Great experience as well with Ali.
Yooo, Zara is the best Turo host on this app! I had minor issues with charging, and she replied within seconds to help out. I’ve never used Turo before because I was so used to the old fashion way of using car rental companies, but I’m never going back! The Tesla Model 3 is as advertised. I am definitely renting again!
Amazing car to drive around the San Francisco area. Had a wonderful driving my 2 kids around the San Francisco area for the week. Pickup and drop off was convenient, would recommend this car to anyone!
Perfect all around he was very helpful and responsive! Definitely will rent again when in San Francisco thank you!
Best BMW in San Francisco! I really appreciated the navigation system and Apple CarPlay. Ethan is a great host!
Purpose of Our trip was driving to Muir Woods and vicinity of San Francisco. It was great.
Awesome host with a very clean car and consistently reliable communication. I enjoyed my time in San Francisco!
Carlos was great , the car was amazing and the communication was top of the line . I will definitely rent from them whenever I’m back in San Francisco
I highly recommend this car for a trip around San Francisco. The communication was spot on and the service was quite friendly.
Amazing trip loved San Francisco ‼️ Had a great time and enjoyed my first experience in a Tesla
Daniel was a great host. Highly recommend, I travel to San Francisco frequently and will definitely rent again!
Powai made our trip to San Francisco Super easy with transportation. He was pleasant to work with. Highly recommend.
The BMW worked great for my family, on our trip to San Francisco. I was very please with it.
Very good trip. Juwan's car is really cool for cruising in San Francisco and California. Communication was really easy to arrange pickup and return.
Carlo's car is excellent; I can't give any complaints. For sure, I will look for this vehicle on my next trip to San Francisco.
What can I say but OUTSTANDING. Michael was amazing to deal with throughout the process and the pickup and drop off was so much easier then your typical car rental place. The car was beautiful and was perfect for the sunny weather all weekend. If I find myself in San Francisco anytime soon I will be booking here again.
C.j was a fantastic host. The car was clean and in working condition, got us from San Francisco to Monterey and back with no problem.
Albert was an awesome host! He responded to all my questions before, during, & after our trip & never made me feel like I was a bother. The car was super reliable & great on gas. It was extremely helpful that the car was already linked up with Fastrak so we were able to drive over the bridges in San Francisco with ease. Definitely a must rent for your trip to San Francisco!
Ali was great to work with. Everything went very smoothly and the car was amazing! Will definitely rent from him again when I’m back in San Francisco
This little smartie taught me a lot about smart cars, and about San Francisco! It was extremely handy for the wild traffic around the city, and just fine for the freeway. It was clean and easy to access, and the car charger saved me in a pinch. Be sure to have a usb cable on hand. Also, Zach was very patient with all my trip extensions! Just the right car for San Francisco.
This is a very convenient car to drive in San Francisco. The owner was very flexible and easy to communicate with. The trip was well worth the investment.
Melih was amazing, great communication, very friendly and helpful. The car drove great and was wonderful on gas. Definitiely will book with Melih when in San Francisco again.
Imagine driving around the bustling city of San Francisco or even one of its beautiful coastline areas, with the alluring rumble behind you, and the sweet sound of a Mark Levinson sound system. Paired with the stellar service provided by Richard, this made my trip out to San Francisco for Fleet Week an absolute treat!
Es war eine wunderbare Erfahrung. Das Auto war in meinen Augen perfekt, um sich im Großraum San Francisco zu bewegen.
It was incredible! Very friendly person and also the car it was very clean and very easy to use, if you want to explore San Francisco the best way is with the smart car of jerry
Ash was very easy to work with. His car made everything better and easier being in San Francisco. Will be renting again from him when back in the area!
This rental was a last minute decision. I was only in San Francisco for a day and decided that I wanted to rent a vehicle. From the time I landed in San Fran until the time for me to leave, this entire process has been great! Communication was spot on. Car was very clean. We were also reimbursed for the Uber to and from the airport. I would definitely rent with Nicholas again if I were to ever come back to San Francisco.
Rented Vinh's car during my trip in San Francisco communication was very good. Gave us a break down on how to use to the car, was very flexible with pick up time. Had an amazing time
Meteb was very helpful and nice, he made my first Turo experience smooth and memorable. This is a great car to take around San Francisco.
Amazing time in San Francisco with this ride. Phenomenal response time from Semi during a tough time and trip with moving parts. Highly highly recommended.
I was looking to rent a Tesla for a reasonable price in the San Francisco area and Dan's listing came up. I was thoroughly impressed with the condition of the car and the car's performance did not disappoint. Dan was very friendly and communicated very well when a question arose about the car. I would definitely rent this car again from Dan, the next time I come to San Francisco!
The car used NO gas basically! I used it for 2 days all over san Francisco and had to put like 5 bucks in. The ride was smooth, and the brakes worked great! No contact pick up and drop off, super convenient and easy to use!
Albert was a fantastic host and made our trip in and out of San Francisco a breeze. We will surely look to use Albert again when we return. His car was exceptionally clean and taken care of!
This was the best experience hiring a car I've ever had. Justin was so quick to repsond to any messages and made our trip so much easier and enjoyable than having to hire from a rental. Not to mention this is the perfect car for any California Road trip. Highly recommended to anyone coming to San Francisco
Can't complaint about a thing. Dimitri was easy to talk to, very flexible and always available. The car was perfect for our stay in San Francisco.
I had a lot of fun in Kevin’s car. I would love to drive it again if I head back to San Francisco in the future!
Dan's Tesla was the perfect car for my trip to tour the Tesla factory. He had excellent communication and made sure everything went smoothly. If I'm ever in San Francisco again I will definitely rent From Dan again.
Excellent overall experience. Shawn was a cool guy, with a cool car. Next time that I am in San Francisco, I will be booking with him again.
Michael's model S was a great car for our business trip in San Francisco. Very convenient. The car was clean an easy to operate. Access to Superchargers was simple and free. Highly recommended!
I have to say my First time utilizing this service. And I love it. It was simple easy transaction and Monk the owner of the Car. the car was just amazing by explaining how the car works and by giving me a full description and really talking me through the how to use the car. If you are a first time Tesla driver that is. Amazing Service from Car owner. This is something you must do in San Francisco rent a Tesla, feel like you are really in the San Francisco area.
Loved this car in San Francisco this week! It was great on gas and fit in so many parking spaces. Thanks again, Dan, for your flexibility and grace!
Anthony’s car is amazing and convenient to pick up and drop off in the center of San Francisco. We took a weeklong trip to Sonoma County and had a great time with the Tesla!
I came into San Francisco on a cruise ship. Alvin’s car was a short 5 minute walk from the pier. He was there on time and had kindly provided us a cooker for our trip. The car was excellent, very clean, and quite fun to drive. Alvin was punctual when we returned and generated to talk with. Definitely one of my best rentals ever!
Juan was a marvellous host. We had a great road trip down the highway 1 coastline to Santa Barbara and back to San Francisco. Juan’s car was clean, reliable and perfect for three ladies on summer vacay. I’d rent from Juan again
This was my first Turo experience and it was amazing. Seydou communicated well and was flexible with delivery and drop off. He walked me through my first Turo rental. The BMW seemed to be the perfect car for San Francisco. Highly recommended.
This was the second time I have used the little Fiat. Perfect car for San Francisco - easy to park, does well on hills. I have already scheduled to rent it again during my stay.
This MX-5 is the perfect way to get around San Francisco. I booked on short notice and Davy was very responsive. Recommended!
Serhan was great! Extremely flexible! The Scion xD was easy to drive and is a great vehicle to use for getting around San Francisco!
Wrestling this car through city traffic wasn’t much fun but it was all worthwhile one we got on the 1 South. This car will be the most memorable part of our trip to San Francisco!
Martin is amazing! Car was amazing! Would recommend both to anyone coming into the bay area and needing a pick up from the San Francisco airport. You won’t be disappointed. Would rent again :-) five-star experience
Having Aaron’s BMW made our trip to San Francisco so memorable! He even let us keep it for an extra day. Would definitely recommend renting it for an awesome time in the bay area. Thanks Aaron!
Justin's car was great for our girls trip to San Francisco. Road around with the top down for ultimate cool factor. It was a little small for 4 people though. But other than that it was great.
We had a great time in San Francisco with Dan’s Tesla. The car was clean and easy to drive. My first experience driving a electric car is amazing. Thank you and hope to see you again soon.
Zaid and the process at San Francisco Turo pot was super easy. Zaid was a great communicator - zero issues with the Porsche. I highly recommend!
A super experience. Jeremy was fantastic and very easy to deal with. He made everything concerning his great vehicle very nice for us. Would and will totally rent his vehicle the next time we are in San Francisco.
This was a great car to zip around Sonoma, Napa, and San Francisco. It ran great. The communication with Jeff was great. He was very responsive. I would definitely recommend using Jeff.
Dan and his Kia were great for what we needed for our trip from San Francisco to Carmel. Little car, but plenty for two people and luggage. No issues at and easy to communicate with for drop off and pick up.
The car was perfect for San Francisco. Not the flashiest car but the mpg were incredible and it parked in all the tiniest of spots. Rohit was always so quick to respond and was super cooperative. Best bang for you buck!
What a great guy and a great car. Picked us up and dropped us off at the Turo lot. Car was spotless and was fun. Leaned a lot about EVs! Turo got us a Lyft within minutes . So much easier than dealing w rental car companies, airport busses, etc. I’ll be doing this again when in San Francisco with Mike 👍🏻
This is the best experience ever. From beginning to the end. Alice was the best host ever! Car was clean and it was taking care of. We fell in love with the car and with customer service. If we ever get to be in San Francisco, this is the only car we would rent. Thank you for such an amazing experience.
The vehicle was quite sufficient for our visit San Francisco. We enjoyed traveling to Sonoma for some ziplining and back to San Francisco to see all the sites we could despite the COVID19 shutdown. The Nissan was fantastic on the steepest of SF hills going in both directions, I felt very safe. Bruno was really great, very flexible and very accommodating.
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Superb car with superb service. I received looks everywhere I drove the Maserati. The car is in impeccable condition and sounds spectacular. I will be renting again next time I’m in San Francisco! HIGHLY recommended!
Shawn was amazing! Made the process so much easier and stress-free. The car is super clean, and has the perfect around of pick up to get around downtown San Francisco. Highly suggest it!
I’ve used Turo a few times, but this was by far the best experience! Johnathan’s Volvo S60 is pristine and his quick communication made everything smooth! I highly recommend using his car! I know I will when I come back to San Francisco!
Nathalie is definitely on her way to becoming a Turo Super Host! Her car is super clean and perfect for a California road trip down the Ocean Highway. She even delivered the car to our doorstep and communication was top-notch. I know who to rent from if I'm back in San Francisco.
Car ran perfect, no issues and was spacious and compact at the same time perfect for Parking around the city and made our 1st time visiting San Francisco from Chicago for the 1st time amazing!
Long is a great owner and a pleasure to work with! He used the Turo Valet at San Francisco airport. This is a smooth process. When I did communicate with him, he was very responsive. I would recommend the rental from Long.
This car drives so smooth and has a lot of great features. Gets a lot of MPG, so you don't have to worry about filling up much. It was perfect for my time in San Francisco
Great flexible owner made it a breeze. We rented it for 10 days in San Francisco and used to drive the coast to San Diego. It was the perfect vacation companion. We opted for the the one way trip for $500. Totally worth it. All in all... the car was fun, in good shape, well taken care of, and a whole lot of fun. You will enjoy your time too!
Used the Camaro for our honeymoon in San Francisco and loved it!! Top down while cruising Highway 1 was absolutely great!! Loved it. Thank you Michael for being so flexible!
Edwin was a great host and picking up the car was a breeze. The 911 itself was in great shape and was the perfect car to enjoy while in San Francisco. I would recommend this car for anyone and would absolutely rent from Edwin again!
Mike is a very good and friendly person and his car is absolutely fun to drive! I got so much pleasure to ride his car, so i will definitely will rent it again! Thank you Mike see you on the roads of San Francisco!!! Cheers!
Ryan was a fabulous host! Not only did he give my daughter and I a full rundown of how the Tesla worked when we picked it up, he was available throughout our trip to answer all the questions me and my family had. And when we returned the car, he made the time to chat with my son (whose birthday it was and whom we rented the car for) about Tesla. Thank you, Ryan! If we ever need a Tesla rental again we will be renting from him!
Absolutely phenomenal host - and car. Ramsay could not have been more accommodating. I’ve made more than 20 Turo rentals in the US and this by far was the best experience. And the M6 is to die for!
I can’t say enough about Uzak and his wife. While his convertible Mustang was a blast to drive during our trip to San Francisco, it was their being amazing hosts that made our visit extra special. First, Uzak delivered the car to our hotel downtown several hours earlier than we were contracted to begin because the app only allows you to book a car with a minimum of three hours in advance. Uzak contacted me immediately to see if we were available to accept delivery early! Finally, on the morning that we dropped the car off, Uzak’s wife offered to drop my son and I off at the airport. This was totally unexpected as we were fully prepared to catch an Uber. This is service above and beyond anything you would expect nowadays! Of course, everything in between delivery and drop off was amazing. Driving the convertible around downtown San Francisco and along the pacific coast was exhilarating, especially for my teenage son who was visiting California for the first time. Thanks again Mr. and Mrs. Almasbek for making our trip so enjoyable and memorable!
I was in San Francisco to organize an event and had to leave earlier than expected. David was a fantastic owner, his car was in excellent condition and he was very responsive and flexible. Thank you David!
Tgis car is awesome! Janet delivered it on time and ready to go. This car is great for sight seeing around town as the convertible top allows you to enjoy the San Francisco skyline to its fullest.
It was an experience of a lifetime! Daniel was very accommodating and polite throughout the whole process and made it easy. I truly recommend Daniel to be your turo host for your next trip in San Francisco.
Great host loved the ride! Super convenient pick up and drop off at SFO couldn’t be any happier with the trip! I would highly recommend this to friends or anyone looking to explore the San Francisco area
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.
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.
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.