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 - 12:00 AM


Location Information

Where is Avis at the San Francisco airport?

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.

San Francisco Airport Car Rental Return

The return lot for Avis Car Rental 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.

San Francisco Airport Car Rental 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 sights like the Golden Gate Bridge, the coastal redwood forests of Muir Woods, and Fisherman’s Wharf. Avis helps you make the most of your time in the City by the Bay by offering rental cars for every type of traveler, plus great deals and the top-rated Avis app.

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Whatever the season, you’ll find Avis has the perfect SFO car rental for your trip. Check out the low rates on a car rental at the San Francisco airport by filling out the form above.

Van Rental

Minivans offer plenty of legroom and storage, which makes them ideal for families heading to the San Francisco Aquarium. Need even more seats? Rent a 12-passenger van at SFO.


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Luxury Car Rental

San Francisco’s beautiful summers and scenic bay are the perfect reasons to indulge in a luxury car rental. Avis offers a great selection of luxury car rentals at the San Francisco airport.


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SUV Rental

If you’ll be fishing at Pacifica Pier, hiking in the coastal redwoods, or kayaking in the bay, be sure to rent an SUV so you can transport all your gear. 


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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. 


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Convertible Car Rental

Scenic Highway 1 along the coast is best experienced in one of our rental convertibles, such as a Mustang or a Camaro. Take a road trip down to Big Sur in a convertible rental from SFO.


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Rent a Car and Explore San Francisco

San Francisco invites visitors to explore its winding streets and steep hills. While you’re here, make your way to these top spots. 

  • Alcatraz: Catch a ferry to this former prison on an island that plays a key role in many legends and movies.

  • San Francisco Cable Car Museum: Walk through this free museum dedicated to the quaint cable cars that have traveled the city since 1873.

  • Golden Gate Park: You can spend a full day wandering through this massive urban park with museums, beautiful gardens, and a golf course.


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.

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