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    Car hire in San Francisco - book and save

    San Francisco - a city like no other. Don't we all dream about driving a convertible through the Golden Bridge Gate? This can come true with a car hire in San Francisco from Auto Europe and it won't ruin your holiday budget. Auto Europe offers some of the lowest car rental prices on the market. We have partnered with the best suppliers and provide our customers with a large choice of cars at competitive rates.

    With numerous famous landmarks, San Francisco is a true tourist magnet. Socially and culturally liberated, the city has a lot to offer to its visitors. With a car hire in San Francisco, you will be able to see the most of this fascinating city, for example China Town or the stop by at a legendary City Lights Bookstore. Consult our car hire reviews in San Francisco section for an insight of what previous customers have thought.


    Traffic in San Francisco is one of the worst in the USA. Therefore, omit driving in rush hour whenever you can. The city has an extensive motorway and freeway network. On the north, the US 101 highway connects San Francisco via the famous Golden Gate Bridge with Marine City and San Rafael. The I-80 road goes over the Oakland Bay and provides the link to Oakland and continues further to Sacramento. Both the US 101 and the interstate 280 are a link to San Jose. The US 101 continues south to Los Angeles.


    The general rules for parking in San Francisco say that, unless signed other way, you can park your car maximum 72 hours on the same spot. Park your vehicle 18 inches (457 mm) from the curb, facing the flow of traffic. If you are parking down a hill, angle your front wheels, in case the breaks fail, the car will hit the curb. Pay attention to parking signs advising of restricted areas, parking times, towing zones, and sweeping hours. On-street parking is payable Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm. Parking meters accept coins, parking cards issued by San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), and credit cards. Mobile phone payments are also possible via the PayByPhone application. Mind that no parking is allowed in red zones. Paid public car parks, garages and parking lots are scattered throughout the city.

    Geographical Information

    San Francisco is located on the northern tip of the peninsula named after the city. It is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and San Francisco Bay to the east. The city is famous for its hilly landscape. The local weather is influenced by the cool currents of the ocean. San Francisco has a Mediterranean climate with mild and moist winters and dry summers with regular fog sweeping the city.

    San Francisco Airport

    San Francisco Airport (SFO)
    The airport is located 13 miles south from San Francisco centre.
    Telephone: 800 435 9736

    Public Transportation

    The city public transportation is operated by San Francisco Municipal Railway that includes bus, trolleybus, light rail, street car, and cable cars. Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) serves the San Francisco Bay Area providing rapid rail and subway connections from San Francisco to the cities in East Bay, such as Richmond, Oakland, Pittsburgh or Fremont as well as San Francisco Airport.

    Campervan hire in San Francisco

    A new highlight in the rich offer of Auto Europe is motorhome hire. We shall take you even further and provide you with a campervan hire in San Francisco for a memorable self-drive holiday! Follow the link for more inspiring tips on San Francisco tours and practical information about renting a campervan.