San Francisco offers all the shiny fun of a sleek, tech-hub, but what makes it beloved are its legendary pieces of history and the abundance of natural beauty.
When you’ve had your fill of fast-paced urban exploits and rewarding hill-climbs, book a San Francisco car rental alternative for adventures along the extraordinary coastline or into the majestic mountains and redwoods.
Prepare to be won over by San Francisco’s vibrant culture, delightful scenery, and the stories that make every neighborhood and landmark special.
The iconic gateway to the west is striking and offers expansive views of the entire bay. Drive across the bridge in your San Francisco car rental alternative, or take it on foot to stop and gawk where you like.
Hop on a ferry to Alcatraz Island to visit the site of the former prison and impressive gardens. Take the audio tour for a greatest hits of celebrity inmates, and get a close look at life in a cell.
While San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is packed with attractions, both kids and adults are regularly wowed by the flora and fauna at the Academy’s rainforest and aquarium, plus the very real earthquake simulator.
Skip the rental car counter
You could spend days exploring San Francisco, but the city is perfectly located to skip town in a car rental alternative from Turo, and enjoy the dramatic natural wonders of northern California.
Head an hour and a half north along the coast in your San Francisco car rental alternative to hike around the preserve, watch the waves crash, and explore the historic lighthouse.
Whether you choose the Napa, Sonoma, or Russian River Valley, book your San Francisco car rental alternative on Turo so you can make a pit stop at every vineyard, gallery, and artisan grocery that catches your eye.
The grandeur of Yosemite’s giant granite cliffs, lush valley, and gushing waterfalls is unmatched. Book a San Francisco car rental alternative on Turo for a comfortable four hour drive into the mountains.
Was a great location next to the airport and the price for the car was great as well!!! Best rentals in San Francisco without a doubt!! Coming back for sure 👌🏽👌🏽
Francesca was great about meeting at the airport and the car was great on both highways and hills of San Francisco.
This Tesla was a great deal, extremely comfortable and the best car for driving on steep San Francisco hills. Tony was very helpful and flexible. Directions were clear and the car was perfect. Great experience.
This is a very cute car perfect for the streets and parking in San Francisco. Tom was available when necessary, immediately responsive, and a pleasure to communicate with. I will book again and highly recommend!
Best Tesla Rental in the San Francisco/Bay Area. Looking forward to renting from Dan again! - JW
GREAT car for seeing the sights of San Francisco! Great experience as well with Ali.
Joseph's Tesla was a real delight to drive. Smooth and luxurious for sure. The car is immaculate and Joseph did a great job of walking us through the different settings in the car. Joseph was also very accommodating to our schedule. When I come back to San Francisco I will definitely be driving Tessy again.
Was really helpful gave us easy instructions definitely recommend if you are ever in the San Francisco area thank you again!
Rohit was very friendly and easy to work with. The vehicle was well maintained and as pictured. If going back to San Francisco I would rent from him again.
Mark made the process of renting his Jetta super easy! We landed in San Francisco and it was a short 5 minute Uber to the pickup location. The car was super clean and fun to drive. Using the Apple CarPlay to get direction made getting around San Francisco so easy. I would definitely rent from Mark again!
Awesome host with a very clean car and consistently reliable communication. I enjoyed my time in San Francisco!
Amazing trip loved San Francisco ‼️ Had a great time and enjoyed my first experience in a Tesla
Daniel was a great host. Highly recommend, I travel to San Francisco frequently and will definitely rent again!
Perfect all around he was very helpful and responsive! Definitely will rent again when in San Francisco thank you!
Powai made our trip to San Francisco Super easy with transportation. He was pleasant to work with. Highly recommend.
The BMW worked great for my family, on our trip to San Francisco. I was very please with it.
Carlo's car is excellent; I can't give any complaints. For sure, I will look for this vehicle on my next trip to San Francisco.
Albert was an awesome host! He responded to all my questions before, during, & after our trip & never made me feel like I was a bother. The car was super reliable & great on gas. It was extremely helpful that the car was already linked up with Fastrak so we were able to drive over the bridges in San Francisco with ease. Definitely a must rent for your trip to San Francisco!
Ali was great to work with. Everything went very smoothly and the car was amazing! Will definitely rent from him again when I’m back in San Francisco
Carlos was great , the car was amazing and the communication was top of the line . I will definitely rent from them whenever I’m back in San Francisco
This is a very convenient car to drive in San Francisco. The owner was very flexible and easy to communicate with. The trip was well worth the investment.
Yan’s car is great and in excellent condition. The perfect car for a weekend trip around the Bay Area. It was very easy to coordinate with Yan all car’s logistics as well as to extend the car rental time. I would definitely rent this car again for future trips.
Es war eine wunderbare Erfahrung. Das Auto war in meinen Augen perfekt, um sich im Großraum San Francisco zu bewegen.
Ash was very easy to work with. His car made everything better and easier being in San Francisco. Will be renting again from him when back in the area!
Tony is an amazing host!! I rented his E63 and it was phenomenal! I would highly recommend Tony’s vehicle! It was perfect to get around San Francisco!! When I come back to visit I will definitely be renting from Tony again! Thank you Tony!!!
This rental was a last minute decision. I was only in San Francisco for a day and decided that I wanted to rent a vehicle. From the time I landed in San Fran until the time for me to leave, this entire process has been great! Communication was spot on. Car was very clean. We were also reimbursed for the Uber to and from the airport. I would definitely rent with Nicholas again if I were to ever come back to San Francisco.
Rented Vinh's car during my trip in San Francisco communication was very good. Gave us a break down on how to use to the car, was very flexible with pick up time. Had an amazing time
Amazing time in San Francisco with this ride. Phenomenal response time from Semi during a tough time and trip with moving parts. Highly highly recommended.
C.j was a fantastic host. The car was clean and in working condition, got us from San Francisco to Monterey and back with no problem.
Leopoldo was a superb host! Very communicative. Everything went as planned. His Tesla was brand new and amazing to drive. I noticed that this was among the most popular cars in San Francisco- Model 3s everywhere. And I see why. It’s the perfect car for the streets of SF as you need to parallel park a lot and also good for Lombard aka Crooked Street lol - and nice to avoid the gas pump. My family and I did a ton of site seeing and we all enjoyed the car. We even put the caraoke to use and the fart feature made us all laugh 😂 You’ll see lol! All in all it was a fantastic experience!! I highly recommend Leopoldo and his Tesla! You won’t regret it!!
Can't complaint about a thing. Dimitri was easy to talk to, very flexible and always available. The car was perfect for our stay in San Francisco.
I had a lot of fun in Kevin’s car. I would love to drive it again if I head back to San Francisco in the future!
Yooo, Zara is the best Turo host on this app! I had minor issues with charging, and she replied within seconds to help out. I’ve never used Turo before because I was so used to the old fashion way of using car rental companies, but I’m never going back! The Tesla Model 3 is as advertised. I am definitely renting again!
Excellent overall experience. Shawn was a cool guy, with a cool car. Next time that I am in San Francisco, I will be booking with him again.
Loved this car in San Francisco this week! It was great on gas and fit in so many parking spaces. Thanks again, Dan, for your flexibility and grace!
Melih was amazing, great communication, very friendly and helpful. The car drove great and was wonderful on gas. Definitiely will book with Melih when in San Francisco again.
This was my first Turo experience and it was amazing. Seydou communicated well and was flexible with delivery and drop off. He walked me through my first Turo rental. The BMW seemed to be the perfect car for San Francisco. Highly recommended.
This was the second time I have used the little Fiat. Perfect car for San Francisco - easy to park, does well on hills. I have already scheduled to rent it again during my stay.
This MX-5 is the perfect way to get around San Francisco. I booked on short notice and Davy was very responsive. Recommended!
Serhan was great! Extremely flexible! The Scion xD was easy to drive and is a great vehicle to use for getting around San Francisco!
It was incredible! Very friendly person and also the car it was very clean and very easy to use, if you want to explore San Francisco the best way is with the smart car of jerry
Having Aaron’s BMW made our trip to San Francisco so memorable! He even let us keep it for an extra day. Would definitely recommend renting it for an awesome time in the bay area. Thanks Aaron!
I've rented through Turo many times, and this was one of the best trips and cars. It was super easy to make arrangements with Vincent, and the car was very clean and well-maintained. No problems at all - a smooth, safe ride. He'd be number 1 on my list to rent from again.
Albert was a fantastic host and made our trip in and out of San Francisco a breeze. We will surely look to use Albert again when we return. His car was exceptionally clean and taken care of!
Justin's car was great for our girls trip to San Francisco. Road around with the top down for ultimate cool factor. It was a little small for 4 people though. But other than that it was great.
A super experience. Jeremy was fantastic and very easy to deal with. He made everything concerning his great vehicle very nice for us. Would and will totally rent his vehicle the next time we are in San Francisco.
Dan and his Kia were great for what we needed for our trip from San Francisco to Carmel. Little car, but plenty for two people and luggage. No issues at and easy to communicate with for drop off and pick up.
The car was perfect for San Francisco. Not the flashiest car but the mpg were incredible and it parked in all the tiniest of spots. Rohit was always so quick to respond and was super cooperative. Best bang for you buck!
What a great guy and a great car. Picked us up and dropped us off at the Turo lot. Car was spotless and was fun. Leaned a lot about EVs! Turo got us a Lyft within minutes . So much easier than dealing w rental car companies, airport busses, etc. I’ll be doing this again when in San Francisco with Mike 👍🏻
The vehicle was quite sufficient for our visit San Francisco. We enjoyed traveling to Sonoma for some ziplining and back to San Francisco to see all the sites we could despite the COVID19 shutdown. The Nissan was fantastic on the steepest of SF hills going in both directions, I felt very safe. Bruno was really great, very flexible and very accommodating.
I have to say my First time utilizing this service. And I love it. It was simple easy transaction and Monk the owner of the Car. the car was just amazing by explaining how the car works and by giving me a full description and really talking me through the how to use the car. If you are a first time Tesla driver that is. Amazing Service from Car owner. This is something you must do in San Francisco rent a Tesla, feel like you are really in the San Francisco area.
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Superb car with superb service. I received looks everywhere I drove the Maserati. The car is in impeccable condition and sounds spectacular. I will be renting again next time I’m in San Francisco! HIGHLY recommended!
I’ve used Turo a few times, but this was by far the best experience! Johnathan’s Volvo S60 is pristine and his quick communication made everything smooth! I highly recommend using his car! I know I will when I come back to San Francisco!
Car ran perfect, no issues and was spacious and compact at the same time perfect for Parking around the city and made our 1st time visiting San Francisco from Chicago for the 1st time amazing!
Long is a great owner and a pleasure to work with! He used the Turo Valet at San Francisco airport. This is a smooth process. When I did communicate with him, he was very responsive. I would recommend the rental from Long.
Ali's Porsche hit the spot for our honeymoon! Even though it has many miles,it ran like a champ. The steering response made driving Big Sur a breeze! Would rent a car from him again, quick response times and easy pickup and dropoff, all around a great experience! Derek and Amanda
This car drives so smooth and has a lot of great features. Gets a lot of MPG, so you don't have to worry about filling up much. It was perfect for my time in San Francisco
Aaron was awesome. I had so many unexpected changes happen before my trip and he was so accommodating and helpful. The car was beautiful, in great condition, clean, and exactly as he listed. Will be renting from him again for all of my rental needs.
Another fabulous trip in Michelle’s Tesla model 3. This is my second or third time renting from her and will continue to do so each time I’m back in SF and her car is available. Communication/ delivery/ extensions are always super easy and tbh, the best turo experience I’ve ever had.
The car was the cleanest Turo car I have rented. Vincent has excellent communication and was very pleasant. This was my best experience of a Turo rental so far!
Smooth rental as always, thanks Michael for the flexibility, service, and great cars!
Tgis car is awesome! Janet delivered it on time and ready to go. This car is great for sight seeing around town as the convertible top allows you to enjoy the San Francisco skyline to its fullest.
The car used NO gas basically! I used it for 2 days all over san Francisco and had to put like 5 bucks in. The ride was smooth, and the brakes worked great! No contact pick up and drop off, super convenient and easy to use!
It was an experience of a lifetime! Daniel was very accommodating and polite throughout the whole process and made it easy. I truly recommend Daniel to be your turo host for your next trip in San Francisco.
Great host loved the ride! Super convenient pick up and drop off at SFO couldn’t be any happier with the trip! I would highly recommend this to friends or anyone looking to explore the San Francisco area
We had a great time in San Francisco with Dan’s Tesla. The car was clean and easy to drive. My first experience driving a electric car is amazing. Thank you and hope to see you again soon.
Anthony’s Yaris was perfect for a quick day trip from San Francisco. Car was clean and in excellent condition. His home is very close to a BART station so pickup and return was no problem. Will happily use again next trip back to the Bay Area.
Great car for winter... Set up for Tahoe trips with genuine winter tires (not the m+s tires that some people claim are winter) combined with AWD and the Tesla advantage (fastest reaction for traction control) make this the best car for snow trips in California in any rental car. The roof rack is useful as well although I want skiing on this trip and didn't use it. The Tesla itself is of course a great car, long range but small enough to still fit through San Francisco streets. Drop off and pick up was pretty painless at the long term parking.
Daniel bailed me out when the host that I had a booked with cancelled my reservation at the last minute. If you want to rent a Tesla in San Francisco Daniel is your man. Great service, great cars at a fair price. If your thinking of buying an E.V renting one first is a great idea. I realized after driving his Model 3 that it is the best car on the road by far Nothing comes close!
Overall this was a great experience. Robert was easy to coordinate with and made the entire thing hassle-free. The car is a lot of fun and I enjoyed every mile! Great car for a town like San Francisco.
What a great car. So easy to pick up and return at the Turo lot. Long was very easy to communicate and ensured our great experience. If I am back in San Francisco I will look to book with long again!
This is the best experience ever. From beginning to the end. Alice was the best host ever! Car was clean and it was taking care of. We fell in love with the car and with customer service. If we ever get to be in San Francisco, this is the only car we would rent. Thank you for such an amazing experience.
This is one of the best car rental experiences I ever had. Mitch was super responsive and proactive making sure that the car is ready for us in great shape for our 10dat trip to Tahoe. The car runs really well, and the new snow tires handled the drive without an issue. Also, the car was very gas efficient and at the drop off Mitch met us personally to help us park the car by his house. Overall, we had a great experience with the car and the owner. Highly recommended!
Yee was a great host. She explained the rules of the road in San Francisco and how to avoid getting parking tickets. The car was awesome. It's great on gas, can be parked anywhere and it's painted like a cow. Drive this car and you'll be the coolest person in town.
Car deserves 5 stars because of the "cool factor" although there was cosmetic damage. It was stressful picking up & dropping off the car at San Francisco International Airport; HIGHLY DO NOT RECOMMEND if you're on a tight schedule with flight times.
Joshua’s BMW 240i was great! We headed out for the weekend to Napa Valley and it was nice and fun car to drive, specially getting the top down and enjoying the weather. The car is in excellent conditions, like new really, we liked the CarPlay integration and it’s awesome sound system it is very sporty if you want it to be and can be very confortable as well. I was surprised also that we could fit easily two carry on bags. Joshua was very helpful with delivery and drop off at the airport for us, we recommend his car and would definitely rent again when in San Francisco.
Steven was a great host. His Honda Civic got the job done. We had no issue getting from point a to point b, even up those steep San Francisco streets. Very reliable. Thanks Steven!
Chandra and her 1974 VW Beetle were amazing. She and her husband were so friendly and amazing through the whole process. Zesty is a great car! So much fun to bop around San Francisco in a vintage collectors item. We had such a good time and would 100% recommend renting Zesty from Chandra.
Mike is excellent, full stop. We came to San Francisco to go house hunting, and instead found someone who was more than willing to show us around, tell us about the area, and make great recommendations for where to live. His car was clean, well maintained, and in tip top condition. I highly recommend.
The first I want to notes a hight level of a services of the company: - hight speed of answer on the chat - good support and userful tips from company's manager. The second is hight quality of the car: - the car was clean; - car's engine is in good condition; - fuel consumption is low; - there are everything you need I'm glad to use service of the company. I'm going to rent a car from this company in my next trip in San-Francisco. ===== Классная машина: - не прожорливая - хорошо набирает скорость; - видно, что за машиной ухаживают; - чистый комфортный салон; - хозяин быстро отвечал. Рекомендую =)
It was so easy to book and rent this car! Vincent has a solid system in place for making sure the car was clean and sanitized before my trip, and making sure I got started safely. Will probably book again!
For a scenic trip between towering trees and sparkling sea views, take your San Francisco car rental alternative south along the ridge of the Santa Cruz Mountains, and stop at the famous Alice’s for a bite.
Snaking north of the city up over Muir Woods and then down to Stinson Beach, this short, but deliciously sweet, drive winds through Marin with unforgettable views, and thrilling switchbacks.
All of Highway 1 is breathtaking, serving up sleepy beach towns perfect for a quick bite, antique shopping, and hypnotizing ocean views, but the twisty stretch to Big Sur is a true driver’s delight.