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San Bruno, CA, United States
24 Oct — 31 Oct
Same drop-off
San Bruno, CA, United States
Sun 24/10
Noon
Sun 31/10
Noon
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San Bruno car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Fox
Best rated
5.9 Okay (1067 reviews)
1 location in San Bruno
Fox
Locations in San Bruno
  • 6.3
  • 6.3
  • 5.6
  • 5.3
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent7 Oct 2020
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.The lost and found process could have been more organized/smoother.
7.6 Good7 Jan 2020
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.more help at the pickup line, or better staffing for expected surges.
8.4 Excellent6 Jan 2020
Yes, staff were very helpful.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
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
Cheaters
3.2 Mediocre3 Jan 2020
This was a horrible experience getting dragged through the coals by car rentals.com and foxProblem 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
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 customersEverything. 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
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
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
Another location in San Francisco proper
Rated no. 2
Alamo
8.8 Excellent (818 reviews)
1 location in San Bruno
Alamo
Locations in San Bruno
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent28 Sep 2021
They made pick-up and drop-off so effortless! Everyone was very helpful and we basically walked in and out. Thank you again and God bless
7.9 Good22 Jul 2021
No Issues with service or car. Drove up '1' from SF to Oregon.
10.0 Excellent19 Jul 2021
The agent at SFO was great — friendly and extremely efficient.
6.0 Good4 Jun 2021
Easy pick up and drop off.The car has a strong Marijuana smell even tho it’s supposed to be a non smoking car.
10.0 Excellent11 May 2021
Pick up and drop off were super easy. Great car!It would have been nice to pick up my car when I first landed, but it was 12:30 am so they were closed. HAd to come back in the morning to get my car.
10.0 Excellent29 Nov 2020
Great attention. Car was neat. Quick pick up and return
10.0 Excellent23 Sep 2020
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.Going over information about traveling tolls- didnt' even realize there was a fact sheet in the rental agreement folder.
9.2 Excellent10 Sep 2020
Crumbs on right front seat.
8.8 Excellent21 Jul 2020
drop off super easy and efficientcheck in process
5.6 Okay23 Jun 2020
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.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.
Rated no. 3
Enterprise
8.7 Excellent (566 reviews)
2 locations in San Bruno
Enterprise
Locations in San Bruno
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible10 Oct 2021
The agent first could not get my reservation then we’re u pick up car is so dark and the agent and I did not see the driver side front bumper had big gap to the side of front bumper. I did not get in to accident or got hit or hit on that side the bumper would be hanging or damaged there was none of that. Next time not going to be trust worthy I’m going to take pics and video and close examine.
10.0 Excellent20 Sep 2021
Good customer service when I had issues
5.9 Okay21 Jul 2021
There was a shard of broken glass on the backseat. There was no one available to instal the car seat we rented from them. Took 90 minutes for them to find someone.
10.0 Excellent6 Jul 2021
They were on it! Other rental agencies had long lines - enterprise was efficient and organized. Much appreciated!
10.0 Excellent5 Apr 2021
First car's media center wasnt working so they switched us to a comparable car.
10.0 Excellent6 Dec 2020
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.Nothing
10.0 Excellent1 Dec 2020
Excellent experience
10.0 Excellent4 Oct 2020
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
Pick-up went perfect, everyone super friendly and helpful, got in and out quickly.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
Efficient process for pick-up.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.
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Rated no. 4
National
8.2 Excellent (34 reviews)
1 location in San Bruno
National
Locations in San Bruno
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre17 Sep 2018
No credit card? No rentalI’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.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
good servicehad to pay more than was quoted
10.0 Excellent20 Aug 2016
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 serviceGreat car, great serviceNothing
8.0 Excellent9 Apr 2016
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 experienceEverythingNothing
5.6 Okay5 Feb 2016
Don't buy insurance through kayakI 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. 5
Hertz
7.8 Good (81 reviews)
2 locations in San Bruno
Hertz
Locations in San Bruno
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.3
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent21 Jul 2021
Staff was friendly, helpful and accommodating.
7.2 Good16 May 2017
Car was fineCar was fine. Wish it had a cd player for books on CD. Otherwise it was the right car for my tripThe 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 SFOOnline reservation process was easy: once we were helped the process of picking up car was simple and liked the car.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
Transportation back to terminal was convenient and wiickFinding the rental car facility-signage not very clear
5.6 Okay27 Mar 2017
Incorrect informationMy 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 tthe car was clean and the price was decentthe 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 experienceNight and day customer service. Great drop-off experience.
8.0 Excellent17 Mar 2017
Hertz rental San FrancisoEasy pick up and drop off. WeThe 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
The car.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.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.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.
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Rated no. 6
Budget
7.2 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in San Bruno
Budget
Locations in San Bruno
  • 6
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre12 Dec 2019
NothingTo tell me that the time i was booking the car it the place will be closed!!!!
10.0 Excellent3 Aug 2016
Happy CustomerThe 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.
Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in San Bruno
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in San Bruno
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Its Rent a Car
1 location in San Bruno
Its Rent a Car
Locations in San Bruno
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Rhodium
1 location in San Bruno
Rhodium
Locations in San Bruno
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2570 travellers who hired a car in San Bruno gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car hire locations in or near San Bruno

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Most popular car type

Full-size

When to book a car hire in San Bruno

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Car hire excess insurance in San Bruno

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some San Bruno car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in San Bruno.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your San Bruno car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in San Bruno

  • Book your car hire in San Bruno at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about car rentals in San Bruno

  • The average price of fuel in San Bruno is £2.59 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £31 and £41, depending on the car size.

  • Full-size (Chevrolet Malibu 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.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Full-size car hire in San Bruno costs £34 per day, on average.