Sunnyvale car hire

Sunnyvale car hire

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Sunnyvale, CA, United States
26 Sep — 3 Oct
Same drop-off
Sunnyvale, CA, United States
Sun 26/9
Noon
Sun 3/10
Noon
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Pick-up locationSunnyvale
Hire locations5

Sunnyvale car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
7.7 Good (41 reviews)
4 locations in Sunnyvale
Hertz
Locations in Sunnyvale
  • 7.6
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent18 Sep 2021
No complaints at either end.
2.0 Mediocre7 Jun 2021
The car was exactly what I reserved.Reserved for pick up at Noon. Showed up at 1. Waited 45 minutes for the car as it was "cleaned." The "clean" car had empty jool cases, food wrappers and food in the cup holders and between the seats. Also the car came with an empty tank. As in the gas light was on.
10.0 Excellent18 Apr 2021
Excellent customer service. Very friendly and helpful. Thanks!!Very good experience renting the car. I don't think anything could have been better.
6.0 Good18 Apr 2021
I needed to clean the windshield but there was no washing fluid in the tank. Next time I will check. I wasn’t told the office is closed on Saturday and since there were two notes in the window, one saying Open 9 -12 the other one Closed Saturday and Sunday I wasted half hour waiting
9.6 Excellent25 Oct 2020
Staff was friendly and helpful
10.0 Excellent22 Sep 2020
The rental car was clean. Mohammed was very helpful and explained the different coverages and how much each was, per day. He also put my concerns at ease and explained how they clean and disinfect the car during Covid-19 times. Thank you Mohammed.
10.0 Excellent9 Sep 2018
Nice , friendly customer serviceGas tank wasn’t full at rental. Hard to gauge how much to put in when filling up at return
2.0 Mediocre24 Feb 2018
Car rental was at 12 but place was CLOSED!!!Facility was closed when I arrivedI don’t understand why rental was at noon when facility was closed. I had to pay 200 extra to change locations. It was a huge disappointment and hassle. I’m extremely dissatisfied.
8.8 Excellent26 Jan 2018
Fast pickup and drop-offSmooth operations at both the Sunnyvale (pickup) and SJC (dropoff) locations.
10.0 Excellent28 Nov 2017
I had a perfect car for round-state road trip.
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Rated no. 2
Avis
8.8 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Sunnyvale
Avis
Locations in Sunnyvale
  • 8
  • 8
  • 9.3
  • 10
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent28 Aug 2018
Customer ServiceDue to a delay in our luggage arriving, we couldn't pick up the reservation as scheduled. The next day we found out the car we booked was no longer available, but fortunately the local team was able to locate it at another location, and drove us there to get it.
10.0 Excellent10 May 2017
Very happy with the serviceCost vehicle cleanliness of the vehicle quick service at pick/up and even quicker at drop off
6.4 Good20 Oct 2015
Staff at pick up and drop off were great and check-out was seamless.Chevy Cruze is a terrible highway car.; very uncomfortable & noisy. Car was dirty and dusty inside and out. Car had large dent in drivers side door.
Rated no. 3
Enterprise
8.1 Excellent (18 reviews)
3 locations in Sunnyvale
Enterprise
Locations in Sunnyvale
  • 8
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent12 Mar 2019
Super quick pick up. Excellent customer service.
8.0 Excellent8 Jun 2018
Prompt free pickup. Easy paperwork and quick to get into the vehicle. The car was nice and clean. Ease of return. Got exactly the same car that was requested online.Some discrepancies with their billing system. On the computer it was $7-8 on top of final price. On their tablet, it was the exact price. When driving, can feel issues with gear change, acceleration/pickup etc with the car. This may be due to the wear and tear and different driving styles of previous renters. But never had any major problems or breakdown.
10.0 Excellent13 Feb 2017
Fantastic service & great car & people
9.2 Excellent5 Jan 2017
Great Experience, Very Little SetbacksExtremely comfortable, great gas mileage, lots of nice features in the vehicle, drove very smooth.We received the vehicle with one of the tires having much less tire pressure and we had to go and fix the tire pressure ourselves. There was also old used bottles of water and mouthwash under the seats.
2.0 Mediocre4 Jan 2017
not getting a car at all when I showed up to the rental on the day of because THEY WERE CLOSED, and then not receiving any discount in having to book another car myself within the hour of this happening. Absolutely horrible experience. Customer service not helpful at all.
2.0 Mediocre1 Jan 2017
I wasn't even able to get the car since they were closed on the day of booking. I called 3 times and was told someone would call me back to help get another car rental at the same price but no one called me back. Totally messed up my plans for the holidays. Never renting from enterprise again.
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Rated no. 4
Budget
7.3 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in Sunnyvale
Budget
Locations in Sunnyvale
  • 7.1
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent30 Mar 2016
New clean carNo ability to adjust pricing if I wanted a smaller car once there.
TravelCar
1 location in Sunnyvale
TravelCar
Locations in Sunnyvale
Recent reviews
69 travellers who hired a car in Sunnyvale gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car hire locations in or near Sunnyvale

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Most popular car type

Full-size

When to book a car hire in Sunnyvale

Average daily price per month
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Top tips for renting a car in Sunnyvale

  • Sunnyvale, though it has much in the way of commuter public transportation, lacks public transportation within the city itself. Because of this, it is highly recommended that visitors rent a vehicle during their time in the city. This is especially the case if you plan on visiting some of the natural scenery outside of town, like Baylands Park, during your time in Sunnyvale.
  • The Bay Area has many airports to choose from. If you are arriving at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, the hire car counters are located in the hire Car Center across from Terminal B. At San Francisco International Airport, the hire car desks are found at the Rental Car Center located on the airport’s AirTrain Blue Line. As for Oakland International Airport, shuttle buses are available at all terminals to take passengers to the designated Rental Center.
  • Due to its largely suburban nature, it is very normal to see plenty of pedestrians and bicyclists wantonly crossing roads and jaywalking in Sunnyvale. This is especially the case during the warmer parts of the year and during afternoon hours. Drivers should be cautious and on the lookout for potential jaywalkers and keep them in mind when navigating Sunnyvale.
  • Rush hour in Sunnyvale, while not as bad as neighboring San Francisco, is worth avoiding at its peak hours. The morning rush hour starts around 6:00 a.m. and goes until 9:00 a.m, while the afternoon rush hour goes from around 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. As for roads to avoid during rush hour in Sunnyvale, US-101 and I-280 are the two main culprits for rush hour traffic.
  • Book your car hire in Sunnyvale at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about car rentals in Sunnyvale

  • The average price of fuel in Sunnyvale is £2.56 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 (Nissan Pathfinder or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Sunnyvale.

  • 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 Sunnyvale costs £32 per day, on average.

  • Sunnyvale has wide streets that are perfect for any size and make of vehicle. Drivers will be comfortable in SUVs, compacts, and sedans. Additionally, parking is a simple affair in the city, as the spots are large and suitable for all vehicles. However, if Sunnyvale is just the beginning of your journey in California, you might want a lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicle as petrol in the Golden State doesn’t come cheap.

  • Neighborhoods and residential areas in Sunnyvale have speed limits of 25 to 35 mph, while on proper city roads the speed limit goes up to 50 mph. Rural roads and motorways outside of the city range from 50 to 65 mph and interstates can get up to 70 mph.

  • The average price per gallon of petrol in Sunnyvale is around $3.35. This just above San Diego’s average of $3.00 and just below San Francisco's average of $3.50.

  • If you are in the main downtown area of Sunnyvale, then parking garages are your best bet for finding a guaranteed spot. There are a number of parking garages throughout the city and are often conveniently located near public transport for commuters. Parking garages are also affordable, with many of the garages being public and thus free to use. If you are in the residential parts of town, you may find on-street parking to be more convenient as spots are readily available.