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San Bruno, CA, United States
4 Mar — 11 Mar
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Pick-up locationSan Bruno
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San Bruno car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Fox
Best rated
5.9 Okay (1066 reviews)
1 location in San Bruno
Fox
Locations in San Bruno
780 N Mcdonnell Road+1 415 917 2713
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 6.3
  • 6.3
  • 5.6
  • 5.3
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent7 Oct 2020
Pros: Jose was great and super helpful. I also had an incident with lost keys and Philip was incredibly responsive and accommodating especially when there was a mix up.Cons: The lost and found process could have been more organized/smoother.
7.6 Good7 Jan 2020
Pros: the dropoff was quick and easy. Pickup was a 2 hour wait in a line only to find a clerk who didn't know how to handle long-term rentals, and another wait for the manager.Cons: more help at the pickup line, or better staffing for expected surges.
8.4 Excellent6 Jan 2020
Pros: Yes, staff were very helpful.Cons: At first they offered us a smelly old Toyota RAV from Utah, with the windows open. That was a clue - really smelly. And we wanted a SUV for the all-wheel drive; that one was only 2-wheel drive.
2.8 Mediocre5 Jan 2020
Cons: Outrageous daily fees for tolls. Did not give me the car I asked for; gave me a car with less comfort and worse mileage.
2.0 Mediocre4 Jan 2020
Cons: Cheaters
3.2 Mediocre3 Jan 2020
Pros: This was a horrible experience getting dragged through the coals by car rentals.com and foxCons: Problem 1: I accidentally submit the rental for two days and I only neede the car one. There was no way to change this even after retuning the car in ) hours I still had to pay for two. Kayak said the car would be fifteen dollars a day... the site recharged me 58 dollars (two days) and the guy at the counter tried to charge me 123 dollars with tacked in charges. How we got to 123 dollars from 15 is mysterious. I had to fight to get the total down to 70 and this still seems like way too much for borrowing a car for 6 hours.
4.4 Okay3 Jan 2020
Pros: I ended up getting a sub par replacement instead of what I ordered and paid for. But then again I saw people get turned away without a car and got a refund when they had also prebooked cars but they had nothing left for their customersCons: Everything. The customer service was poor at best. The agents were majority rude but one was tryin to make up running around being helpful. The “Jeep wrangler” I ordered Incase of inclement weather was a 2wd Dodge Journey with over 40000 miles on it. It had a smashed in rear bumper and scratches on every panel. That is fine on a vehicle but you are supposed to “get what you pay for”
2.0 Mediocre2 Jan 2020
Cons: It would be nice to know that due to having an San Francisco city area code, that I would have to allow a $1000.00 deposit in order to rent a car to drive to Napa Valley overnight. Thanks for taking my money, wasting my time commuting to SFO, and treating me like a car thief.
5.6 Okay1 Jan 2020
Cons: The staff tried to deceive me into renting a bigger car than I originally booked and tried to sell some car insurance.
10.0 Excellent30 Dec 2019
Cons: Another location in San Francisco proper
Rated no. 2
Alamo
8.8 Excellent (805 reviews)
1 location in San Bruno
Alamo
Locations in San Bruno
780 North Mcdonnell Rd+1 844 370 8302
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent29 Nov 2020
Pros: Great attention. Car was neat. Quick pick up and return
10.0 Excellent23 Sep 2020
Pros: The drop off was great, loved that you end up on the top floor where the people mover is located. Very personable and helpful agent checked me in.Cons: Going over information about traveling tolls- didnt' even realize there was a fact sheet in the rental agreement folder.
9.2 Excellent10 Sep 2020
Cons: Crumbs on right front seat.
8.8 Excellent21 Jul 2020
Pros: drop off super easy and efficientCons: check in process
5.6 Okay23 Jun 2020
Pros: I was offered an upgrade, which I accepted. Unfortunately, the upgrade changed my drop off location. My original reservation was cancelled. It cost me $140 extra for the very same vehicle.Cons: When I dropped off the vehicle, there was a long line. The employee took my keys and said he would mail a receipt. I still have not received one.
10.0 Excellent8 Jun 2020
Pros: Everything was easy and the car was in great shape.Cons: I have no complaints
10.0 Excellent24 May 2020
Pros: Things moved quickly and efficiently. No unnecessary delays picking up or dropping offCons: Nothing I can think of now
10.0 Excellent7 Apr 2020
Pros: easy drop off, reductionsCons: friendly way of people when pick up
7.6 Good10 Feb 2020
Pros: The staff was very helpful and helped us to upgrade our car, as we found out the chosen car wouldn't be big enough.Cons: The quoted price could have been lower, as we double checked it on a later date with an Alamo employee at the Monterey airport desk and we were able to lower it with minor adjustments.
10.0 Excellent10 Feb 2020
Cons: A++++
Rated no. 3
Enterprise
8.7 Excellent (558 reviews)
2 locations in San Bruno
Enterprise
Locations in San Bruno
734 San Bruno Ave E+1 650 873 7413
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
780 North Mcdonnell Rd+1 833 635 0431
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent6 Dec 2020
Pros: The staff was excellent, extra efficient and professional. The cars they have in their fleet are top notch. Ill be sticking with Enterprise in the future.Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent1 Dec 2020
Cons: Excellent experience
10.0 Excellent4 Oct 2020
Pros: The set up was very accessible and Covid-friendly, and there was no line. When we needed to extend our rental agreement, the price was very affordable.
7.6 Good27 Aug 2020
Pros: Pick-up went perfect, everyone super friendly and helpful, got in and out quickly.Cons: Airport drop-off at ACV was unclear how to leave vehicle after hours. 11am and nobody was there to receive the vehicle after Eureka office told me I could leave it there. There was a key drop where I left it, noted date/time/mileage, but beyond that it wasn't clear if it was OK to leave it.
4.8 Okay30 Jun 2020
Pros: Efficient process for pick-up.Cons: Car stank of cigarette smoke at pick-up, a deep cleaning would have been nice. Guy was a bit cold and rude about wanting me to put a mask on. On check-in, I identified a few scratches on the car and the guy confined they were in the system. On check out, the same guy said those scratches weren’t in the system and made me fill out reports. Got the impression I was being taken for a ride.
8.8 Excellent29 Jun 2020
Cons: Drop off location in the contract did not accept the drop-off. I was sent to another location to drop off. Stick to the contract
9.6 Excellent9 Jun 2020
Pros: Wonderful staff!Cons: It was a little pricey, but not terribly so.
10.0 Excellent7 Jan 2020
Pros: Pickup and drop off were very easy. Staff was friendly
10.0 Excellent7 Dec 2019
Pros: Friendly and efficient staff at the airport.Cons: I called enterprise 3 times after my flight landed. All three representatives could not give me adequate information to contact the staff at the airport and twice gave me the wrong number. It was incredibly frustrating because my flight was late and the email I received with my confirmation said the rental car booth closed at 12am. My flight landed at 11:55pm. I was afraid i would be stranded at the airport and called enterprise for help. It was very stressful and no one on the phone was able to help me or tell me what to expect. Luckily I got to the rental and there was staff there to assist me.
8.0 Excellent16 Nov 2019
Pros: Staff ok in San Francisco; staff excellent in Portland; price was goodCons: Enterprise did not check the windshield cleaner fluid - it was empty. Windshield got dirty driving on highway and could not clean it.
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Rated no. 4
Avis
8.2 Excellent (97 reviews)
1 location in San Bruno
Avis
Locations in San Bruno
780 McDonnell Road+1 650 877 6780
Monday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
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Sunday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
7.2 Good28 Jul 2020
Pros: Staff was greatCons: I tried to change my reservation via the phone, but was unable to reach anyone. I ended up just dropping the car off a full day early, but was charged the full amount.
10.0 Excellent30 Dec 2019
Pros: Jay from the Bay was awesome.Cons: Nothing! I got a hybrid and it was sweet. Put more of these into your fleet!
2.0 Mediocre11 Aug 2019
Cons: The car was old, the cost was high, and the check-in was the WORST!! They had five people standing around and it took me an hour to get a car!
5.2 Okay25 Jul 2019
Cons: The two hour wait at pick up was RIDICULOUS. Avis has TERRIBLE customer service.
6.0 Good22 Jul 2019
Pros: Poorly trained staff, tried to upsell insurance even though I’d already purchased some insurance on kayak site (agent told me that was worthless). At checkout they tried to charge me $660 for $330 quoted charge. Took a half hour to get “preferred customer” counter to reinstate quoted price.Cons: CHECK YOUR FINAL RECEIPT BEFORE LEAVING LOT. Poorly trained staff on front and back end (at SFO and PDX), rude manager, and worst of all they double-charged me when I brought the car back. Took half hour at “preferred customer” counter to get them to take double charge off and charge quoted price
7.2 Good21 Jul 2019
Cons: SFO is an expensive airport to rent a one way vehicle
9.6 Excellent15 Jun 2019
Cons: Clarity around terms “preferred”
10.0 Excellent10 Dec 2018
Good car to value ratioPros: Car was a good brand and good quality.Cons: nothing.
4.4 Okay7 Nov 2018
Cons: Upon arrival to SFO, we waited over an hour in line to check out. There were only 2 people available to assist customers and only 6 people ahead of us. For each party, it took between 10-15 minutes to finalize the reservation. The only questions I was asked were about insurance and gas. Otherwise, the person checking us out just typed on the computer for 10+ minutes. I will not use Avis again nor will I recommend it. I will use a company that just has a kiosk.
6.4 Good4 Sep 2018
More expensive than anticipatedPros: Convenient pickup / dropoff, good vehicleCons: Far more expensive than I anticipated, with many fees and extra charges
Rated no. 5
National
8.2 Excellent (34 reviews)
1 location in San Bruno
National
Locations in San Bruno
780 North Mcdonnell Rd+1 844 370 8301
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre17 Sep 2018
No credit card? No rentalCons: I’m local to the area, and without a round trip airline ticket, they would not let me rent a vehicle with my debit card.
4.8 Okay4 Aug 2017
Car was dirty, dented, and overdue for an oil change.Cons: Was hard to see in the dark garage, but once you got into the sunlight you could see a few dents, and also how dirty the car was. Then, a few miles in the car started saying it was overdue for an oil change, that makes me wonder how well they check these cars over when it's already OVERdue! Not too thrilled about it.
8.0 Excellent29 Aug 2016
Pros: good serviceCons: had to pay more than was quoted
10.0 Excellent20 Aug 2016
Pros: quick and easy getting a vehicle ( important when its 3am and you've got 3 kids under 5 with you.)
10.0 Excellent18 May 2016
Great car, great servicePros: Great car, great serviceCons: Nothing
8.0 Excellent9 Apr 2016
Cons: So absurd to have to give a printed voucher to national when they have the reservation in their it system And they don't want to print it for you Ladies at the pick up asked for it but the guy at the return was more flexible
10.0 Excellent29 Feb 2016
Great experiencePros: EverythingCons: Nothing
5.6 Okay5 Feb 2016
Don't buy insurance through kayakCons: I bought the insurance through kayak when I requested the rental car and then at pick up the national person tried to get me to buy more insurance because the insurance I got wasn't valid. Everyone tries to rip you off.
Rated no. 6
Hertz
7.8 Good (80 reviews)
2 locations in San Bruno
Hertz
Locations in San Bruno
780 Mcdonnell Road+1 650 624 6600
Monday00:00 - 23:59
05:30 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
05:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
05:30 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
05:30 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
05:30 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
05:30 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
05:30 - 23:59
958 El Camino Real+1 650 876 1866
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
  • 7.2
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
7.2 Good16 May 2017
Car was finePros: Car was fine. Wish it had a cd player for books on CD. Otherwise it was the right car for my tripCons: The San Bruno office feels like a fly-by-night store front operation. I waited 25 minutes to get my car and the agent at the desk kept saying 5 minutes. She was listening to a conference call training while I waited. I learned about how Hertz wants to handle car damage challenges from clients. Fascinating. No magazines or water. The walls are dirty too. When I dropped off the car nobody was in the office. I banged on the door that led to their garage. Eventually a guy came out and took my car keys. No receipt. He had me write down my email. It felt very unprofessional.
8.8 Excellent13 Apr 2017
Car in SFOPros: Online reservation process was easy: once we were helped the process of picking up car was simple and liked the car.Cons: Had to wait in line for quite awhile when picking up car. Only two agents available. When it was finally our turn though, the agent was very helpful and professional.
8.4 Excellent6 Apr 2017
Pros: Transportation back to terminal was convenient and wiickCons: Finding the rental car facility-signage not very clear
5.6 Okay27 Mar 2017
Incorrect informationCons: My husband booked my car in advance online. When I arrived at the pickup at SFO, the agent took three times as long as the agents around her. In addition, she claimed the cost was going to be $170+ when we booked for a rate of $70. I brought this to her attention, but she claimed fees and taxes brought the cost up. She also said the car had to be returned that day by 6:00. We later discovered we could not return the car that day and that we would only be charged $90. Totally unnecessary worry thanks to an impatient and incorrect agent.
6.0 Good20 Mar 2017
the car was fine, the rental experience was less tPros: the car was clean and the price was decentCons: the customer service, particularly at check in, was sadly lacking. I was in line for an agent when an employee told several of us to step out of line to use the kiosks. Since I had a reservation, I assumed this would be an automated process, so it made sense. But no, it was just a video conference line to other agents, who did not answer. So, we stood at the kiosks for 20 minutes, waiting while the people who had stayed in line got served. Not one of us at the kiosk even got a response. Finally, we went back into line- the back of the line- which by now was considerably longer. An agent spent a further 20 minutes fooling with the kiosks, instead of getting behind a desk to help the now stacked up customers. when we got to the desk- it took an inordinate amount of time, especially given that I had a reservation. I wanted to add a driver. The agent told us that the second driver would have to sign up at the exit gate (not true) - no one said anything about tolls, so when we crossed the bay bridge we were left wondering if we should pay cash, or the rental car would be charged.... directions to the car in the garage were abysmal- which I know sounds petty, but when your 71/2 months pregnant and schlepping luggage just makes a poor impression worse. returning it was easy enough, we'll see what happens with tolls. It was nothing catastrophic, but overall, it just left a bad enough taste that i'll try another agency for my next trip.
10.0 Excellent20 Mar 2017
Great drop-off experiencePros: Night and day customer service. Great drop-off experience.
8.0 Excellent17 Mar 2017
Hertz rental San FrancisoPros: Easy pick up and drop off. WeCons: The car smelled like marijuana and the low tire pressure light was on for the entire rental. Tire pressure was ok
2.0 Mediocre16 Mar 2017
Pros: The car.Cons: The staff of SFO hertz led by the leader of the worst, the supervisor (name tag not worn) Shirley. I can imagine why she wouldn't wear a name tag because it makes it easier to identify her. She was dismissive, rude, condescending and unhelpful. Which is why her staff was busier taking to themselves than helping people. And when they do help people, they're a lot like Shirley. Bad. Very bad.
2.0 Mediocre11 Mar 2017
Stranded at 1 a.m.Pros: I didn't appreciate the Hertz company policy that allows you to reserve a car with a debit card only to be denied that car when you arrive with that card, a pre-paid credit card, and plenty of cash. The Hertz company should not allow you to reserve a vehicle with a formore of payment they won't accept. I am very displeased and will ensure that none of my family or friends will ever use this rental company. I will do everything in my power to vilify them to the fullest extent.Cons: Customer service was laughable, how can you have an office full of people at 1 in the morning when your only job is to look up a name, accept payment and tell them "the keys are in it, just go pick one." Ridiculous.
5.6 Okay9 Mar 2017
too long on waiting times for pickupCons: Waiting in line at SFO for 5 minutes until on of the Hertz employees finally told us we were on the wrong floor. Waiting in lines 35 minutes to exit the garage [SFO].
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Rated no. 7
Budget
7.2 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in San Bruno
Budget
Locations in San Bruno
1198 El Camino Real+1 650 588 1741
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
  • 6
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre12 Dec 2019
Pros: NothingCons: To tell me that the time i was booking the car it the place will be closed!!!!
10.0 Excellent3 Aug 2016
Happy CustomerPros: The rental agent was friendly and the service was prompt. I was provided with the car that I requested and was even offered an upgrade at no additional cost.
Rated no. 8
Sixt
6.3 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in San Bruno
Sixt
Locations in San Bruno
780 N McDonnell Rd+1 888 749 8227
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 6.2
  • 6.5
  • 6
  • 6.2
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent1 Dec 2020
Cons: The price I booked did not include the tax. Should be transparent across the board.
3.6 Mediocre18 Sep 2020
Pros: Nothing at allCons: Tell ppl ahead of time you will charge another 500 on top of the rental fee
4.4 Okay25 Aug 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly but the car was dirty and it smelled really strong to marijuana. They Offered us a discount but when we dropped off the car the staff was not aware of anything.Cons: Cleaner cars.
4.4 Okay15 Aug 2020
Cons: Slow check in process
Its Rent a Car
1 location in San Bruno
Its Rent a Car
Locations in San Bruno
1001 Bayhill Drive, Suite 299, San Bruno, CA+1 415 370 8478
Recent reviews
2651 travellers who hired a car in San Bruno gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

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FAQs about hiring a car in San Bruno

  • The average price of fuel in San Bruno is £1.43 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £17 and £23, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in San Bruno.

  • Car hire companies onsite at San Francisco airport include Budget, Alamo, Thrifty, Avis, Hertz, Dollar, Sixt, National, Enterprise and Fox.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Francisco airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Alamo, Thrifty, Avis, Hertz, Dollar, Sixt, National, Enterprise and Fox.

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  • A Economy car hire in San Bruno costs £24 per day, on average.