Rent a Car at San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

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San Francisco Intl Airport (SFO)

Address: 780 McDonnell Road, San Francisco, CA, California, 94128, U S A
Phone: (1) 650-877-6780
Location Type: Corporate
Hours of Operation: Sun - Sat 5:00 AM - 2:00 AM


Location Information

The San Francisco International Airport is only a 30-minute drive from the best attractions in the city. So rent a car as soon as you get off your plane and get ready to experience awe-inspiring sites like the Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Woods coastal redwood forest, and Fisherman’s Wharf.

Where is Avis at the San Francisco Airport?

From any terminal, follow the signs to the AirTrain. Board the Blue Line train and get off at the Rental Car Center. Proceed to the Avis counter, unless you are a Preferred member. Avis Preferred members can bypass the counter and continue to the third level where the cars are parked.

SFO Rental Car Return

The return lot for Avis rental cars at SFO Airport is located at 780 N. McDonnell Road, San Francisco. As you enter the airport campus, follow the overhead signs to Car Rental Return. After returning your vehicle, the AirTrain will take you to the terminal.

How old do you have to be to rent a car in San Francisco, CA?

Customers age 21-24 who have an Avis-honored credit card and a valid driver’s license can pay an underage fee of $27 a day and rent from a limited selection of rental cars. Standard car rental customers, over 25 years old, can rent any vehicle model fee-free.

What is the best type of car to rent in San Francisco?

San Francisco’s weather ranges from cold and rainy to stunningly sunny. Whatever the season, you’ll find the perfect vehicle for your trip with a car rental at the San Francisco airport from Avis.

Passenger Van Rental

Renting a passenger van is a great option for those traveling in large groups. Whether you’re on a business trip with several coworkers or you’re traveling with friends to the J-Pop Summit Festival, a van rental is a convenient transportation solution when you have 8-15 passengers.

Minivan Rental

Minivans offer plenty of legroom and storage room, which makes them ideal for families. If you’ll be traveling to the San Francisco Aquarium or Zoo with children, rent a Nissan Quest, a Honda Odyssey, or a similar minivan model.

SUV Rental

Although San Francisco is a large city, it’s also close to many outdoor opportunities. If you’ll be fishing at Pacifica Pier, hiking in the coastal redwoods, or kayaking in the bay, be sure to rent an SUV to carry your gear and handle rougher roads.

Long-term Car Rental

Avis monthly car rentals are convenient for the many seasonal workers, short-term financial district workers, interns, and extended vacationers that visit San Francisco each year. A long-term rental gets better rates the longer you save and can be managed with the easy-to-use Avis app.  

Convertible Car Rental

San Francisco’s beautiful summers and scenic bay are the perfect reasons to indulge in a luxury car rental. The especially-scenic Highway 1 along the coast is best experienced in one of our rental convertibles, such as a Mustang or a Camaro.

Road Trip From San Francisco Airport

If you’re interested in a road trip with breathtaking views, varied scenery, marine animals, and even a volcano, then you’re in for an unforgettable treat. Starting and ending in San Francisco, this road trip features some of the best places to visit in Northern California. Read more...

Preferred Service
Proceed to the baggage claim area. Follow signs to the Air Train. At the Air Train platform, board the Blue Line Train to the Rental Car Center. Proceed inside and down the escalator to the third level, south end of the building.,Upon arrival at the rental facility, check your email on your smartphone or the Preferred board for the space number of your preassigned vehicle.
You have the option to accept the preassigned car or exchange it for a similar car from the Select & Go Exchange Area or upgrade the car to a specialty vehicle from the Select & Go Upgrade Area. Cars in the Select & Go Upgrade Area have the additional daily cost posted on the hangtag.
Once you have selected your vehicle, drive the vehicle to the exit booth and present your driver's license to the Avis representative who will quickly complete the transaction and get you on your way.
General Directions
Follow signs to the baggage claim area. Follow signs to Air Train. At the Air Train Platform, board the Blue Line train to the Rental Car Center.
TRAVEL TIME from the terminal to the Car Rental Center is approximately 10 minutes.,WALK-UP RENTERS
DRIVING NORTH ON HWY 101: Drive past the airport. Take the San Bruno AVENUE Exit East. Turn right at the traffic light on N. McDonnell Rd. Follow the signs to Customer Parking.
DRIVING SOUTH ON HWY 101: Take the San Bruno AVENUE Exit. At the top of the ramp, turn left. At the United Airlines Bldg. traffic light, turn right on to N. McDonnell Rd. Follow the signs to Customer Parking.
DRIVING NORTH OR SOUTH ON I-280: Take I-380 East Exit at South Airport Blvd. At the bottom of the ramp turn right. Follow the signs to Car Rental Return and then to Customer Parking.
After-hours Returns
Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & the keys in the Drop Box located in the Returns area. Remember to take your personal belongings with you.

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