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Directions to San Francisco Airport station


Car Rental Center 780 N McDonnell Rd, San Francisco 94128-3103, USA
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Business hours

Mon - Sun
07:00 - 00:00
Bank holidays
07:00 - 00:00

Out of hours

Out of hours return
Please proceed to level 2, follow the signs for rental car return. Please park the car in the designated rental return lanes and drop off the key in the after hours key box located next to the Key Pick-up booth.

Our services at San Francisco Airport

San Francisco Intl. Airport car hire

San Francisco Intl. Airport car hire

SIXT provides top quality car hire at San Francisco Intl Airport and we're confident we can provide the ideal transport for your time in California. Choose from a variety of car brands: saloons, economy, compact cars, as well as convertible, sports or luxury models. Car hire in San Francisco is ideal for families as we also provide minibuses and 4x4s. We have add-ons such as sat navs to help you get around and child seats for younger passengers. You can also share the driving chores by adding an additional driver.
SIXT's location at San Francisco Intl Airport

SIXT's location at San Francisco Intl Airport

Car hire services at San Francisco Intl Airport is easy and quick to get to. Once you have your luggage, simply follow the air train blue line, leading you to the airport's car rental centre. Then head to the ground level and the clearly marked Off-Airport Shuttle Pick-Up Area. From there we provide a free shuttle ride right to our doorstep, and you'll be shown to your new hire car and be on your way. Although we can’t guarantee exact models we will always meet the vehicle class and our team is there to adjust any bookings.
Explore San Francisco with your car rental

Explore San Francisco with your car rental

Now that you have transport the city is yours to explore. Spend some time seeing the sights – or simply drive the through the incredible surrounding scenery. Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge is an absolute must – it's possibly the most iconic suspension bridge in the world, taking you to Marin County. The Bay Bridge will take you to Oakland, home of the original Hell's Angels and the famous Oakland As from the movie "Moneyball". Other SF essential things to see is the iconic Chinatown and a ferry trip out to notorious Alcatraz island.
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Good to know when renting at San Francisco Airport
What's the minimum age to hire a car at San Francisco Airport?
To rent a car with SIXT at San Francisco Airport you need to be at least 21 with a valid license. Some car categories have a higher minimum rental age, and an underage driver fee may apply.
Can I modify, extend, or cancel my reservation?
At SIXT you can either pay online or when you pick up your car in San Francisco Airport.
What documents do I need to hire a car at San Francisco Airport?
You need a valid driver’s license held for at least 1 year, depending on the car category. You might also need an International Driving Permit or official translation of the license.
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Customer reviews & feedback

Based on 4635 reviews
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Mike B.
Quick and convenient. Nice car.
Jeremy B.
Great service and condition of vehicle. Definitely recommend.
Anna B.
Sixt gave me a free upgrade to a brand new BMW, and when I left my phone in the car at rental return, herman and Carlos quickly expedited finding and returning it to me. Fantastic!
Carlos W.
When I checked in online to select my vehicle they did not have the vehicle type I had reserved, and all the other options I was being offered had an up charge to the one I had reserved. So I did not choose anything and I waited until I checked in at the airport. The clerk was able to give me a vehicle that was on the same list I was offered online, without up charging me since it was not my fault they did not have the vehicle I reserved. The vehicle I ended up getting was a BMW 840i Gran Sport instead of the BMW 5 series I had reserved. I really wanted the 5 series because I am seriously considering purchasing one in the near future, and I wanted an extended test drive while on vacation with my wife to see if we liked it. Although a bit more expensive than the 5 series, it was an excellent choice because it had all of the options we are looking at in the one we want to purchase, and then some. However the vehicle had a mechanical problem where it had a pretty rough ride at highway speeds. Lots of vibrations over 40 MPH until about 80 MPH. Maybe the tires need balancing. I was driving a considerable distance form the airport and it was late, so I did not call for a replacement vehicle and just dealt with the rough ride. Unfortunately in the 840i, the rear seats did not fold down and we had a considerable amount of luggage. I ended up having to put luggage in the back seat as well as the ample trunk. This was my fault, since another option would have been the BMW X-5 SUV, which I declined because I don't like SUV's. Overall an excellent experience. And I would definitely consider again. They have premium vehicles at reasonable prices.
Will H.
Sixt is always my go-to when renting a car from SFO. Their cars are clean and reliable, and the customer service is excellent. Special thanks to Deitria for the free upgrade :)!
Marilyn D.
Brigitte took great care of us and made sure we had the right vehicle for our needs. Car was clean. Price was right. Wish they were in Sacramento where I need to rent a car next.
Wendy S.
Best cars and great service.
Priti P.
I personally had no regrets renting from this company. I rented thru online and was able to choose the type of vehicle. No hassle at checkout counter as well. Return was the same.
Carl M.
I loved the quality vehicle. Renting a BMW 7 series was a great time.
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FAQs about car hire at San Francisco Airport

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