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Rental Car Center

Rental Car Location
San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco
  • Don't forget it is Thanksgiving Day today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • Anthony H.
    "Give yourself extra time at the @hertz counter."(5 Tips)
    Douglas W.
    "4th floor instead the lobby and take the AirTram"(4 Tips)
    Alistair C.
    "airport on the airtram"(3 Tips)
    "Great service @ Avis and Budget."(2 Tips)
74 Tips and reviews
  • hertz
  • 4th floor
  • avis and budget
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  • Deepak C.
    Easy to reach by airport rail
  • Davin C.
    Davin ChuaAugust 27
    Been here 5+ times
    Easy to get there by train from sfo
  • Biz T.
    Easy to access by train
  • Barry J.
    Barry JennerApril 21
    You don't much time to drop off the hire car and then catch the Airtram to departures. Pretty slick operation.
  • Douglas W.
    Douglas WallaceJanuary 11
    It is a good idea to have a FastBreak or other way to avoid the lane at the desk. Also when you are returning the car go to the 4th floor instead the lobby and take the AirTram there. It is faster
  • jiresell
    jiresellOctober 3, 2016
    The lines to get a car from Avis here are long and slow.
  • George ah Jaws ♊.
    George ah Jaws ♊September 2, 2016
    Far far away but good service
  • Çağla B.
    Çağla BüyüktaşAugust 17, 2016
    Don't evren try to get GPS from Avis. It doesn't even work!
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CurielJuly 4, 2016
    Pick up your rental car
  • A S.
    A SJune 25, 2016
    Such a long queue, even late at night.
  • Lydia Y.
    Lydia YoungJune 11, 2016
    Don't plan on doing anything same day. Lines are insanely long and move at a snail's pace. The rental company I have was a comparatively short line and still was in line for over an hour and a half.
  • Bob S.
    Bob SmithJanuary 21, 2015
    Easy to use. People flow is improving.
  • Sergio M. 🇲🇽🇧🇷🇱🇷 R.
    Sergio M. 🇲🇽🇧🇷🇱🇷 RodriguesDecember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
  • Michael T C.
    Michael T CreamerDecember 4, 2014
    They screw you for $20.00 to take the tram to the rental car center...government fee...
  • Brandon P.
    Brandon PalmMarch 24, 2014
    Remember to fill up gas in your car before turning it in. Or else you will get screwed!
  • Shena S.
    Shena SchultzFebruary 15, 2014
    Give yourself 15 minutes from the rental car center to the terminals. If you're traveling out of terminal 3 or international G, you will need the entire 15 minutes.
  • Shena S.
    Shena SchultzFebruary 15, 2014
    Give yourself 15 minutes to get from the rental car center to the terminals. Especially if you're traveling out of terminal one or the international terminal.
  • Song Z.
    Song ZhengNovember 28, 2013
    I usually get my car from, and simply come here with my confirmation number to pick up the car.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GertyOctober 31, 2013
    Remember the way you got off the tram. That's the way back on. Don't go downstairs and all the way back up.
  • Horace T.
    Horace TungOctober 16, 2013
    Busy all the time
  • Rich D.
    Rich DiGirolamoOctober 13, 2013
    Don't prepay your rental car. When you arrive the line will be so long for that company you will want to rent elsewhere at any cost
  • Catherine M.
    Catherine M. 🍷September 27, 2013
    wi-fi network: #SFO FREE WIFI wi-fi password: none - via
  • Avi G.
    Avi GurSeptember 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Avis and Budget bundled on Travelocity...service was fast...especially drop off
  • Eddie C.
    Eddie CliftonAugust 30, 2013
    Dont come on labor day
  • Ania K.
    Ania KaplichAugust 23, 2013
    Bad bad line! About an hour and a half wait:(((
  • John M.
    John MartinesAugust 13, 2013
    Stupid long lines. 4 hours for a budget rental. Head over to fox.
  • Jen W.
    Jen WongAugust 3, 2013
    Steve at Enterprise was incredibly friendly, even at 1:30am! Very impressed.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SpearsJuly 13, 2013
    Go look at the lines first and then book on your phone. You're welcome for an hour back of your life.
  • Sam C.
    Sam CommaratoJuly 2, 2013
  • Chuck D.
    Chuck DJune 27, 2013
    Do NOT rent from HERTZ
  • Cindy T. M.
    Very efficient check out and return
  • David K.
    David KingJune 15, 2013
    Enterprise will have you checked out in seconds.
  • Nata K.
    Nata KolosokMay 31, 2013
    Enterprise managers are too slow!
  • Bil A.
    Bil ApkerMay 16, 2013
    If you are returning a car you need to be at the rental return at least 2 hours before your flight. Long tram ride with several stops before terminal 3
  • Ed L.
    Ed LazowskaMay 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    One hour wait at Hertz. What a great company! 4 of 15 counter positions staffed.
  • J C.
    J CMay 5, 2013
    Cruised in Tahoe
  • Anthony H.
    Anthony HandleyApril 29, 2013
    Give yourself extra time at the @hertz counter. Like an hour. They are extraordinarily understaffed and provide service at a glacial pace.
  • Athan R.
    Athan RebelosApril 10, 2013
    If you need a taxi download the Flywheel app or call 855-970-1300
  • Julie K.
    Julie KantorMarch 9, 2013
    Don't use Fox if u can help it.....shitty cars
  • Annie W.
    Annie WangFebruary 21, 2013
    If you rent a GPS, make sure it works before you leave and make sure it could charge in the car too. My GPS wasn't working and lost in SF was definitely not fun.
  • Melanie N.
    Melanie NicholsFebruary 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Refill rental car with cheap Costco gas, just a couple of mins from rental car return. On same road as rental car center.
  • Dat
    DatFebruary 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try returning a car! They give you a receipt!
  • sonal K.
    sonal KhodiyarJanuary 1, 2013
    Alamo return smooth as breeze
  • Dr. Steve W.
    Dr. Steve WisethNovember 4, 2012
    The train is on the fourth floor, go straight there!
  • Nicky D.
    Nicky DigitalSeptember 24, 2012
    Rent a car but watch out for the smarmy dude at the budget/Avis counter trying to emasculate you into renting a snazzy sports car.
  • Brian L.
    Brian LinkSeptember 22, 2012
    No one takes the elevator to the tram level, try it - it's easier.
  • Robert V.
    Robert VaughanJune 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Use Hertz, the other agencies are located in a bad place which makes rentals and returns and major pain.
  • Tyler C.
    Tyler CrosbyJune 4, 2012
    DON'T rent from Fox if you can help it. Terrible customer service.
  • Josh G.
    Josh G.May 23, 2012
    Closer to terminal if you need to wait for your arrival to pick up.
  • Josh L.
    Josh LandersMay 2, 2012
    Take the blue train! It'll take you where you need to go at SFO!
  • Nayr A.
    Nayr AffosApril 11, 2012
    Long ride from terminal 1....plan ahead
  • John R.
    John ReyesJanuary 10, 2012
    Very convenient way-finding imho! :)
  • Adam R.
    Adam RivestOctober 8, 2011
  • Lane I.
    Lane InmanOctober 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    On car return just go up to the fourth floor (use elevator) for quickest...
  • Crystal E.
    Crystal ExlineSeptember 22, 2011
    Budget will try to screw you over... big time. And not in the fun way.
  • Jess H.
    Jess HSeptember 8, 2011
    Beware. If you're looking for customer parking, it's only 20 minutes.
  • Rigo
    RigoAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great service @ Avis and Budget. These two companies are just a bit too more expensive than the others.
  • Nessa L.
    Nessa LopezJuly 4, 2011
    If you have a reservation number and are from the U.S. use the self-service kiosk at Alamo
  • Carmen M.
    Carmen MarinMay 30, 2011
    Fox Rent-A-Car has friendly people. Read more
  • Eugene O.
    Eugene OsovetskyApril 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The 4th floor of the rental car garage has a place that faces the runway head-on... Great place to watch planes take off right over your head!
  • Steve G.
    Steve GordonMarch 21, 2011
    Don't rent from budget, I was hit by a budget car renter and they denied my claim. AVOID!!!
  • Darryl M.
    Darryl MancoMarch 17, 2011
    Directions are poor. Bad signage!
  • Alistair C.
    Alistair CrollMarch 11, 2011
    If you're headed to the airport on the airtram, don't go downstairs, outside, and back up. Instead, go up to the 4th floor and sneak onto the tram when the doors open to let others off. Saves 5 min.
  • Albert W.
    Albert WengerFebruary 18, 2011
    For return go to 4th floor and board airtrain from inside
  • Rhonda
    RhondaJanuary 25, 2011
    Avoid the counter, sign up for Nationals Emerald Club and go right to the lot, pick your car and leave! Its free & you don't have to be a frequent traveler!
  • Natala M.
    Natala MenezesJanuary 15, 2011
    Beware of the frequent train delays! Plan for an extra 40 minutes to an hour or risk missing your flight
  • David
    DavidOctober 17, 2010
    Budget is good! Got a free upgrade because to a hybrid
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LeimbachOctober 7, 2010
    Avoid Rental Car Terminal ... Hour long waits seem to be the norm
  • Will S.
    Will SpringgateSeptember 1, 2010
    When you return your car, don't go all the way downstairs and back up the escalators. Got on the train where you exited on arrival!
  • Shawn K.
    Shawn KormondyJune 11, 2010
    Avis gave me the huge upsale. Make it stop
  • Ken H.
    Ken HanscomJune 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    For Hertz #1 Club Gold, first floor and the escalators are often faster than the elevators.
  • Taariq L.
    Taariq LewisFebruary 26, 2010
    When you go to Budget ask for a discount on your upgrade 3 times.
  • Philip T.
    Philip TellisFebruary 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    AVIS preferred service is on the 3rd floor, but display board that tells you which car you have is on the inside near aisles E, F & G
  • Alex L.
    Alex LivingstonJanuary 24, 2010
    Avoid Budget. They are slow.
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