Under 25 Car Rental at San Francisco Airport [SFO], California CA, USA

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Cheapest car rental for under 25 in SFO Airport, California

Renting a car is a perfect way to spend a short weekend or a long vacation, especially when you are a young driver under 25. And when it comes to finding a place to book a car, Rental24h.com will be your number one choice.

On our website, you get access to mini, economy, compact, and some mid-size SUV options. Drivers between the ages of 18 and 24 can enjoy a simple search process and friendly service from a wide range of highly trusted companies.

The cheapest price for car rental in San Francisco SFO Airport under 25 among these agencies is $19 per day (in a weekly equivalent, you will pay $101). If you want to check the exact prices, fill out the search form at the top of the page, or you can find the best rental deals in the following catalog.

Under 25 rental cars in San Francisco Airport [SFO] and other relevant cars

Toyota Yaris

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Toyota Yaris
  • Unlimited mileage
NU San Francisco - Airport

$19.04 /day

Chevrolet Spark

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Chevrolet Spark
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
THRIFTY San Francisco - Airport

$23.11 /day

Ford Fiesta

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Ford Fiesta 或同類車輛
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
DOLLAR San Francisco - Airport

$111.60 /day

Mitsubishi Mirage

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Mitsubishi Mirage 或同類車輛
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
ALAMO San Francisco - Airport

$120.62 /day

Dodge Neon

Compact

5x
3x
Rent Dodge Neon
  • Unlimited mileage
NU San Francisco - Airport

$19.07 /day

Nissan Versa

Compact

5x
3x
Rent Nissan Versa
FOX San Francisco - Airport

$19.51 /day

Audi A3

Compact

5x
3x
Rent Audi A3
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
HERTZ San Francisco - Airport

$169.63 /day

Mercedes A Class

Compact

5x
2x
Rent Mercedes A Class
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee
SIXT San Francisco - Airport

$209.18 /day

Chrysler Sebring

Intermediate

5x
4x
Rent Chrysler Sebring
  • Unlimited mileage
NU San Francisco - Airport

$19.09 /day

Toyota Corolla

Intermediate

5x
4x
Rent Toyota Corolla
FOX San Francisco - Airport

$19.53 /day

BMW 3 Series

Intermediate

5x
4x
Rent BMW 3 Series 或同類車輛
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee
SIXT San Francisco - Airport

$142.02 /day

Chrysler 200

Standard

5x
3x
Rent Chrysler 200 或同類車輛
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
HERTZ San Francisco - Airport

$172.89 /day

Under 25 rental cars in San Carlos Airport [SQL] and other relevant cars 16.82 km / 10.45 mi

Chevrolet Spark

Mini

4x
1x
Rent Chevrolet Spark
  • Unlimited mileage
HERTZ San Francisco - Airport

$22.18 /day

Ford Focus

Compact

5x
3x
Rent Ford Focus
  • Unlimited mileage
HERTZ San Francisco - Airport

$22.95 /day

Nissan Versa

Compact

5x
3x
Rent Nissan Versa
  • Unlimited mileage
HERTZ San Francisco - Airport

$32.54 /day

Kia Rio

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Kia Rio
  • Unlimited mileage
HERTZ San Francisco - Airport

$24.27 /day

Toyota Corolla

Intermediate

5x
4x
Rent Toyota Corolla
  • Unlimited mileage
HERTZ San Francisco - Airport

$24.69 /day

Nissan Altima

Standard

5x
3x
Rent Nissan Altima
  • Unlimited mileage
HERTZ San Francisco - Airport

$30.23 /day

Chrysler 200

Standard

5x
3x
Rent Chrysler 200
  • Unlimited mileage
HERTZ San Francisco - Airport

$38.89 /day

Nissan Maxima

Intermediate

5x
5x
Rent Nissan Maxima
  • Unlimited mileage
HERTZ San Francisco - Airport

$54.16 /day

Ford Escape

SUV

5x
3x
Rent Ford Escape
  • Unlimited mileage
HERTZ San Francisco - Airport

$39.54 /day

Toyota Rav4

SUV

5x
3x
Rent Toyota Rav4
  • Unlimited mileage
HERTZ San Francisco - Airport

$39.85 /day

Tesla Model Y

Medium SUV

5x
4x
Rent Tesla Model Y
  • Unlimited mileage
HERTZ San Francisco - Airport

$90.29 /day

Chevrolet Suburban

Large SUV

7x
3x
Rent Chevrolet Suburban
  • Unlimited mileage
HERTZ San Francisco - Airport

$103.81 /day

Under 25 rental cars in Oakland Airport [OAK] and other relevant cars 19.24 km / 11.96 mi

Nissan Versa

Compact

5x
3x
Rent Nissan Versa
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
THRIFTY San Francisco - Airport

$22.01 /day

Ford Focus

Compact

5x
3x
Rent Ford Focus
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
THRIFTY San Francisco - Airport

$22.01 /day

Nissan Versa

Compact

5x
3x
Rent Nissan Versa
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
NATIONAL San Francisco - Airport

$46.72 /day

Audi A3

Compact

5x
3x
Rent Audi A3
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
HERTZ San Francisco - Airport

$199.01 /day

Buick Encore

Small SUV

5x
2x
Rent Buick Encore
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
THRIFTY San Francisco - Airport

$22.11 /day

Jeep Compass

Small SUV

5x
2x
Rent Jeep Compass
FOX San Francisco - Airport

$26.72 /day

Land Rover Discovery

Large SUV

7x
3x
Rent Land Rover Discovery
  • Unlimited mileage
ENTERPRISE San Francisco - Airport

$516.66 /day

Cadillac Escalade

Large SUV

7x
3x
Rent Cadillac Escalade
  • Unlimited mileage
ENTERPRISE San Francisco - Airport

$636.29 /day

Ford Fiesta

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Ford Fiesta
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
DOLLAR San Francisco - Airport

$22.81 /day

Toyota Yaris

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Toyota Yaris
FOX San Francisco - Airport

$22.88 /day

Mitsubishi Mirage

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Mitsubishi Mirage
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
NATIONAL San Francisco - Airport

$46.27 /day

Ford Fiesta

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Ford Fiesta
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
AVIS San Francisco - Airport

$50.13 /day

Quick facts about car rental in San Francisco, California

To find an ideal rental deal under 25, it is crucial to establish your criteria. While some young drivers prioritize cost, others focus on rental conditions and the customers` ratings. In reality, all factors should be considered. Take a look at the widget below displaying crucial information such as the agency with the best rating in San Francisco Airport, California, the most sought-after car category, the most reasonable rate, and the cheapest model (without underage surcharges) in SFO Airport, USA.

TOP-rated company

National

The most popular car hire agency found on Rental24h.com in San Francisco, CA, USA is National. Other TOP choices from customers are Enterprise and Silvercar.

Most popular car group

Economy

The car group rented the most and booked more often on Rental24h.com in San Francisco Airport, CA is the Economy car type.

Cheapest car model

Toyota Yaris

The cheapest car hire in San Francisco Airport is Toyota Yaris. You can find this model or similar after filling out our search form at the top of this page.

Lowest model price

$19

The lowest rate for a rental car in San Francisco with Rental24h.com is $19 per day. Note, that for this location the average car hire cost is $58.

How much is it to rent a car under 25 in San Francisco, CA?

Driving a set of wheels is an excellent way to explore all of SFO Airport, California attractions at your own pace. In addition, the affordability of the underage deals on our website allows you to count on a budget ride.

We offer the best rental car deals for under 25 at an average price of $58 per day. However, the range of minimum and maximum costs varies from $19 to $173 per day. This variability shows that the car category is the main price decider. Thus, the average rate for cheap autos in San Francisco SFO Airport is $29 per day. For expensive car classes, the cost fluctuates around $156 per day.

Please be aware that cars from higher auto groups - such as minivan, luxury/premium, and passenger models - may not be available for young driver car rental in San Francisco, California. Check the age policy of the selected company to find out which car you can choose.

Car categories possible to rent in San Francisco Airport, California if you are under 25 years old

It can be a little more difficult to find the best car rental for a 24-year-old and younger. The fact is that companies limit the available rental categories for young travelers.

Generally, you get access to 15 auto groups in SFO Airport, USA with Rental24h.com. They include Economy, Luxury, Convertible, VAN, Minivan, SUV, Pickup Truck, Exotic, 6 seater, 7 seater, 8 seater, 9 seater, 10 seater, 12 seater, and Electric. When booking on our website, you need to select your age in the search box so we can show you all available cars. Otherwise, you must prove your age at the counter. If you are under legal age, the company you’re trying to rent from can’t provide you with the booked car.

When searching for under 25 car rentals in San Francisco, CA, USA, you are only allowed to select cars from lower categories (with the majority of companies). Thus, young drivers of 18-24 can pick up models from the Economy, Compact, Small SUV, Midsize, and Standard groups only. The rest of the classes are available for ages 25 and older.

If you are traveling with a group of friends and lots of luggage, consider booking a passenger van rental in San Francisco Airport, CA. With Rental24h.com, van rental is possible even for under 25 drivers. It is always a great way to embark on an adventure together with friends!

Consider which models belong to each car category in the following table. This will allow you to plan what kind of vehicle you can drive depending on your age.

Car group Mode
Economy Ford Fiesta, Toyota Yaris, Chevrolet Spark
Compact Honda Civic, Mazda 3, Volkswagen GTI
Standard Ford Mondeo, Volkswagen Passat
SUV Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV4, Kia Sorento
Convertible Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, Mini Cooper Convertible
Luxury Mercedes E Class, Chevrolet Impala
Premium BMW 5 Series, BMW i7
VANs and minivans Ford Transit Passenger, Mercedes Sprinter

Best rental car company for under 25 in San Francisco

Choosing the right company is the first step to a successful trip. Luckily, you can find cheap car rentals in San Francisco, CA under 25 from multiple international and regional agencies. The full list of suppliers includes 24 companies: Alamo, AVIS, Thrifty, Budget, SIXT, Europcar, Hertz, ACE, Thrifty Sapphire, Silvercar, Payless, NU, National, International Supplier, Flightcar, Fox, addCar, Firefly, E-Z, Enterprise, Dollar, AVR, Advantage, and Zeeba Rent A Van.

Each provider has a unique age policy. In some cases, major agencies don’t allow students and young drivers to rent from their fleet. On the other hand, smaller local firms feature lower minimum age. Thus, it’s important to check the Terms and Conditions of the chosen company and make sure that you are of legal age.

The easiest way to choose the best company to rent a car in SFO Airport, California under 25 is to fill out the search form on our website. This way you can see all available providers at a glance and compare their age policies on the go. If necessary, check the catalog of all agencies represented in this location below. For your convenience, we have listed customer ratings, which can help you choose the right company.

TOP locations to rent a car under 25 near San Francisco Airport

Find San Francisco car rental under 25 in one of the suitable airport or downtown locations. Airport pickup spots are more convenient if you arrive in the city by plane. At the same time, downtown locations are an excellent alternative. They are situated near the main urban attractions, railway stations, hotels, and cover a significant area within San Francisco, CA. You can use any available transportation option, including a taxi, bus, or train to reach them.

All available car rental under 25 locations are in the list below. Check their distances from SFO Airport, California to get the right starting point for your future trip. If you want to start looking for available cars in a certain location, click on it and then enter the desired pick-up/drop-off dates.

Nearby car rental locations at airports

Nearby downtown car rental locations

How much is the under 25 car rental fee in San Francisco SFO Airport?

Every driver under the age of 25 is subject to an extra charge. The amount varies between $0 and $0 per day and depends on the particular company, the renter’s exact age, the trip duration, and the vehicle category. The company spends this money on additional insurance, as it carries additional risk when an inexperienced driver is behind the wheel.

Most providers don’t charge a young driver fee if you are 25 or older. Also, some agencies make it possible to waive the under 25 car rental fee even for underage customers. If you do have to pay a young driver’s fee, it's best to check out the Terms and Conditions of different providers to choose the company with the cheapest one. This will save you money, as the charge can make up the majority of your daily value.

Want to check the legal age and how much the underage charge is in San Francisco, California with different companies? Check out the following table.

Rental car under 25 fee from different companies in San Francisco Airport, California

Company Minimum Rental Age Young Driver Fee Under 25
San Francisco Airport [SFO], California CA, USA

National

21 $27.00 per day
San Francisco Airport [SFO], California CA, USA

Fox

21 $25.00 per day
San Francisco Airport [SFO], California CA, USA

Addcar

21 $20.00 per day
San Francisco Airport [SFO], California CA, USA

Firefly

21 $15.00 per day
San Francisco Airport [SFO], California CA, USA

Enterprise

21 $25.00 per day

Сustomers who fall outside the standard rental age will not be able to rent a car unless they pay a young or senior driver fee. Please note that this fee will be payable on arrival at the rental desk in the local currency.

Map of car rental under 25 offices near SFO Airport, USA

Can't get the best car rental for under 25 in San Francisco, CA, USA? Compare prices in other available locations on the map below. The map shows all nearby pick-up spots in the area. It will also help you find under 25 car rentals near me.

Click on the location that suits you to see its full name and distance to San Francisco Airport, CA. Make a search in that location to see the most recent information about all deals currently available. Please note that the price you see on our website doesn’t include the Young Driver's Fee, also called the under 25 car rental fee. This fee applies to all 21-24-year-olds and is charged daily. Thus, the final price you pay for rental cars for under 25-year-olds in San Francisco Airport depends on the specific company.

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FAQ about car rentals for under 25 in San Francisco SFO Airport

How to rent a car if you’re under 25 in San Francisco, California, FL?

To rent a car in San Francisco Airport, California if you are 24 years old or younger, you have to select your desired pick-up and return locations, dates, and time of your pick-up and drop-off and start your search. Before making your booking make sure you indicate your age and residency country correctly and proceed to reserve your vehicle.

To collect your under 25 rental car in SFO Airport, USA successfully, you have to provide:

  • a printed voucher of your booking on Rental24H.com;
  • a full license held for a minimum of 1 year (sometimes 2 years) with no major endorsements;
  • an International Driver’s Permit if required;
  • a valid photo ID (passport or national ID);
  • a debit or credit card in the name of the main driver to charge a deposit (Excess fee amount).

If you do not follow any of these requirements, you may be rejected to pick up your car and get your money back. Learner permits or photocopies are not accepted. In addition, the use of debit cards can be limited by some rental agencies.

Which car rental company is best for under 25 in San Francisco, CA, USA?

Among car rental companies that rent to under 25 drivers in San Francisco Airport, CA, the best-rated supplier is National. Our customers rated it with an average score of 8.5 on a scale from 1 to 10. This rating is based on 1000+ National car rental reviews in San Francisco Airport.

Can I rent a car at 21 internationally?

Yes, you can rent a car at 21 years old in San Francisco and most major cities/countries abroad. Please note that the exact minimum legal age varies by country and specific company. A young driver's fee applies to those under 25. Also, underage customers have a limited selection of vehicles and can only choose between Economy through Full-size autos in most cases.

What under 25 rental companies are onsite in San Francisco, CA?

DOLLAR, SIXT, ALAMO, ZEEBA RENT A VAN are located within the terminal. They are easily accessible from the baggage claim area. At the same time, THRIFTY, AVIS, FOX, BUDGET, NU, HERTZ, ENTERPRISE, NATIONAL, ACE, SILVERCAR, PAYLESS, ALAMO MAX, THRIFTY SAPPHIRE are available outside the airport and offer shuttle services to/from their offices.

How to waive the under 25 car rental fee in SFO Airport, California?

Renting a car in San Francisco SFO Airport for under 25 drivers is not going to be low-cost. Drivers from 21 to 24 are obliged to pay an extra fee. However, there are some exceptions. Let’s find out how you can avoid the under 25 car rental fee in San Francisco, California:

  • You can get your car rental under 25 with no fee from most agencies if you are governmental or military personnel and traveling on official business. In this case, they may provide you with special government or military rates.
  • You can save at Hertz (up to $25 USD per day) with AAA discounts. The AAA (American Automobile Association) has collaborated with Hertz and offers a big number of benefits to its members including AAA car rental under 25. With this membership, any licensed driver between the ages of 18-24 avoids Young Driver Fee when renting a vehicle from Hertz.
  • Under 25 aged drivers can benefit from the USAA insurance program. The USAA under 25 car rental fee waivers at Avis, Budget, and Hertz for USAA members starts at age 18, while the USAA car rental under 25 fee waiver at Enterprise starts at the age of 21.

Which rental car company does not charge for under 25 in San Francisco Airport, California?

Rental car companies that don't charge for under 25 in SFO Airport, USA include Avis, Budget, Hertz, and Enterprise if you have the USAA membership. As AAA membership, you can also avoid under 25 fee from Hertz.

Age Provider Membership
18 - 20 Avis, Budget, Hertz USAA
21 – 24 Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz USAA
20 - 24 Hertz AAA

What rental car companies waive under 25 fee for military in San Francisco, CA, USA?

Alamo, Avis, National, and Enterprise allow the military to get under 25 car rental fee waived starting at the age of 18. Therefore, active duty military and federal employees on orders are not subject to a Young Renter Fee when picking up a car in San Francisco Airport, CA.

How to rent a car under 25 with no credit card in San Francisco Airport?

The main thing is to choose a company providing car rental under 25 no credit card in San Francisco. You can find these either in the list of all available suppliers above or through filters when searching for a car on our website. Dollar and Thrifty accept debit cards in addition to credit cards in San Francisco, CA.

Please note that there may be additional restrictions and requirements if you want to use a debit card. You can pay for car rentals under 25 in SFO Airport, California on our website with any valid credit or debit card, including Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. Check carefully the payment policy of the company you are going to rent a car from to avoid problems in your future trip.

What is the additional driver charge for a rental car under 25 in San Francisco SFO Airport?

Rental car additional driver under 25 is an option available in San Francisco, California for $9.99-$13.90 per day. Remember that the same requirements apply to the additional young driver as to the primary driver. Therefore, if the additional drivers are under 25, they are also subject to the underage fee. You will have to pay an under 25 fee both for the main driver and for the additional one at the counter.

There are several ways to rent a car under 25 in San Francisco Airport, California with an additional driver. You can add a second driver on the counter, or when booking a car on our website. We usually offer rental cars for drivers under 25 with a free additional driver option in SFO Airport, USA. Use filters to sort such deals through our search engine.

Is insurance cheaper when you are 25 in San Francisco, CA, USA?

Yes, it is. Car insurance for under 25 drivers is usually more expensive due to the greater risk the insurer bears on the underage rental. By comparison, a full coverage policy costs an average of $2,465 for 20-year-olds and $1,402 for those aged 25+. Therefore, it’s more difficult for young drivers to find cheap coverage. Luckily, affordable insurance is still a possibility if you shop around and try to find a suitable plan.

Do you need a rental car under 25 when visiting San Francisco?

Like any big city, San Francisco has some traffic and parking difficulties, which can complicate your road trip. However, this is not a reason to give up the benefits that personal transport offers to young drivers.

Many city attractions are easily accessible by car, and you won’t have to waste time waiting for the bus. And if your plans include exploring not only the city but its surroundings, then car rental in San Francisco under 25 is something you can’t do without.

Young renters can take an unforgettable journey along the scenic Pacific Coast Highway, or visit other Californian destinations such as: San Jose, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Sequoia National Park, Los Angeles, etc

Local roads are of high quality, which promises an easy and hassle-free ride. Before you go somewhere, check the status of traffic online and only then get behind the steering wheel. Give way to pedestrians, as they have priority. Also, be careful when moving through downtown, because the city has steep slopes and climbs.

Where to rent a car at San Francisco International Airport for young drivers?

San Francisco car rental under 25 is available wherever you need. If your route to the city lies through the SFO Airport, it’s recommended that you reserve a vehicle in advance. Then, right after landing, you can pick it up and go without wasting time. It’s effortless since a large number of rental companies are concentrated at the airport.

The exact location of the Rental Car Center is 780 N. McDonnell Road San Francisco, CA 94128, where you can either rent a car in San Francisco under 25 or return it.

How to get to the rental car pick up at SFO Airport?

Once you have collected your luggage, the question “Where to pick up rental car at SFO?” will be bothering you. The instructions are simple: find the nearest AirTrain Blue Line stop - this is an automatic system for moving people within the airport. It works 24 hours a day and unites all terminal stations, parking spaces, the Rental Car Center, and the BART station at SFO. It’s free of charge for renters.

San Francisco Intl Airport

Companies in off-airport points have a free shuttle service. It runs from the Rental Car Center and stops on request at the south curb of the facility.

Most of the leading suppliers, such as Enterprise, Budget, Avis, Thrifty, Hertz, and Alamo have their offices at the Rental Car Center. It operates 24/7, and this is the only pick-up spot with such an extended schedule. Thus, if you need to rent a car in San Francisco under 25 or drop it off after business hours - choose SFO as a starting point.

How to return a rental car at San Francisco Intl Airport?

An extensive road network in the airport area may complicate the return process for under 25 years old renters. However, it’s much simpler than you expect – just use the exit to N. McDonnell Rd, and then proceed to the Rental Car Center to drop off your car. Signs along the road will head you in the right direction.

Upon arriving your car will be checked by the company’s representative, and if everything is ok and there is no damage to the vehicle, you will sign the rental papers.

How much to rent a car under 25 at San Francisco Airport?

The rental car rate changes according to many factors. Among them are the car type/size, current level of demand, time and period of rental, as well as the geography of your upcoming trip. The approximate basic price to rent a car for a day under 25 in San Francisco is $35. Additional fees may apply.

Where to park a rental car in San Francisco for cheap?

Stop worrying about potential parking problems with San Francisco car rental under 25 because there are enough options in the city to park your vehicle safely and cheaply. Various parking garages along with street parking lots, as well as dedicated places near the major attractions and shopping centers are available to you.

Street metered parking will cost from $1 to $7 per hour, depending on the specific area. Please note that meters operate Monday to Saturday from 9 am till 6 pm. This means that the rest of the time parking is absolutely free of charge for your rental car in San Francisco under 25.

How to avoid toll rental car San Francisco for young renters?

Toll roads are widespread both in the city and beyond. You will also have to pay a toll on the Oakland Bay Bridge and the iconic Golden Gate.

When you rent a car in San Francisco under 25, it’s impossible to avoid toll roads completely, but it’s possible to reduce their use significantly. Plan your route in advance, bypassing the paid sections.

How to pay San Francisco tolls with a rental car if you’re under 25?

If it is impossible to avoid toll roads in San Francisco, you should have such data at hand: license plate number of your rental car under 25 San Francisco and the end date of the rental period to make a payment. You have several options to pay for such roads:

  • Through an online account. This is the easiest way, and is very convenient if you use toll roads often.
  • Through the E-Z pass transponder. Most likely your rental car under 25 in San Francisco will be equipped with a transponder. It will record all your trips on toll roads, and when you return the car, you are obliged to compensate for these costs.
  • Via cash toll lanes. While approaching the paid section, select CASH ONLY traffic lane to make a payment without any additional devices. But remember that some roads have electronic toll systems only.
  • Through a personal transponder. Sometimes it makes sense to buy a personal E-Zpass transponder if you travel a lot. It will save money by avoiding company fees for using their devices.

What is Plate Pass for a rental car at San Francisco Int’l Airport?

Probably, you would like to drive through paid sections without wasting time on paying in cash. Then PlatePass® is what you should have in addition to your car rental California under 25 at SFO airport.

PlatePass® is a special payment system that is available among participating companies and operates in the Greater SF Bay Area. This means you can enjoy a ride on high-speed lines, as well as avoid any fines for violating the toll road rules, as the fee will be charged off automatically.

What cars can you rent at San Francisco Airport, California?

The right car that perfectly matches your idea of ​​comfort, and copes with the tasks on the road is what you really need when you rent a car under 25 in San Francisco.

Features of the area where you are going to travel also matter. Narrow city streets, as well as numerous hills, can cause concern among inexperienced travelers. Therefore, a small compact, economy, or mid-size class vehicle with an automatic transmission is excellent for such conditions.

If you prefer powerful cars, then book a sports vehicle. Together with luxury and convertible, such a car will be quite tricky to ride in the city. Still, it will give you unforgettable moments when driving along the Pacific Coast to Stinson Beach or Monterey Bay. Don't know where you can rent a sports car in SFO? This can be done through any company you like.

NOTE: that some car classes are restricted for under 25 years old drivers.

Family travelers have their criteria for a car, and a 7-seater minivan will fully satisfy their intentions. If you plan to explore the wild areas of national parks, then you can't do without an all-wheel-drive SUV. In general, the list of available cars is enormous, and the choice is yours!

Where to stay near SFO Int’l Airport for young drivers?

It’s very convenient to have quick access to the airport. Therefore, a hotel located in the SFO area is an excellent opportunity to check-in and then quickly drop off your car rental in San Francisco under 25 before flying home.

Check the following table to find a good option at a reasonable price:

Hotel Address Room price Features
Millwood Hotel Millbrae 1375 El Camino Real, Millbrae from $89 per night This hotel is the embodiment of minimalism along with comfort for young renters. It has one of the closest locations to the airport terminals and offers a free shuttle transfer service. Also, complimentary hot buffet breakfast and parking are included.
Hotel Aura San Bruno 190 El Camino Real, San Bruno from $98 per night Travelers often stay there because of the affordable price. But don’t worry - the service, infrastructure, and other amenities are at an excellent level. Plus, parking for your rented car is free of charge.
Aloft Hotel SFO Millbrae 401 East Millbrae Avenue, Millbrae from $129 per night This hotel is suitable for more demanding lodgers – there’s a heated pool, as well as an on-site lounge restaurant. The distance of 1 mile from the airport makes getting to the terminal faster than ever. Get ready to pay an extra $30 for parking.

What to do in San Francisco with car rental under 25?

Undoubtedly, San Francisco car rental under 25 significantly increases the range of available places of interest in the city and beyond.

Moreover, this is a financially-attractive way of traveling if taking into consideration all the advantages that it gives. Plus, you don’t need to worry about where I can rent a car in San Francisco because all the leading companies are always waiting for you at SFO airport.

So, what things to do became possible in a rental car?

Catch stunning views in Sausalito

The panorama of San Francisco looks fantastic if you admire it from Sausalito, which is a small village on the other side of the bay. Come there before sunset for the most enchanting photos.

Improve your shopping experience

The city’s best shops are situated in Union Square, and it has long been an indisputable fact. Use this information to update your wardrobe, or just buy some lovely souvenirs for your relatives.

Relax in the park

When you hear Golden Gate, then in 90% of cases, you imagine a bridge. Of course, this is an iconic structure of the city that is easy to get to when you opt for car rental under 25 in San Francisco, but this time it’s recommended to visit the park of the same name. There you will find many exciting museums, several gardens, and many other worthy activities.

One-day trip from San Francisco International Airport to experience if you’re under 25

Do you know how to rent a car in San Francisco without problems and have a great time? The right answer is - make an online reservation and get the advantage of a one-day trip from the SFO.

So, the following places are recommended for visiting after you’ve picked up your car rental at SFO under 25, and will give a lot of unique experience:

Muir Woods National Monument

Distance/Travel Time from SFO: 28 miles/57 minutes

This is a great destination to enjoy the beauty of nature against the backdrop of the picturesque coast. Some trees in the park reach a height of almost 80 meters. Just go to the Visitor Center at the entrance to the park, take a map of the route and go.

Distance/Travel Time from SFO: 45 miles/1 hour

Even before parking your car there, you will see enormous loops of roller coasters and various extreme rides. Six Flags amusement park is what you need to feel the adrenaline in your blood! So hurry up to rent car in San Francisco under 25 and dive into an adventure.

Distance/Travel Time from SFO: 38 miles/47 minutes

San Jose is the center of the world’s high technology. What to see there? Of course, the Technical Museum and the Museum of Art, as well as the glass building of the SAP Center and the Hotel De Anza, made in the art deco style.

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