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Bay Area Car Rental

A San Francisco Bay Area car rental is a convenient and reliable way for you to explore the region. We offer a diverse fleet that includes vehicles for all preferences and budgets. Vehicles in our fleet are an average of three months old, meaning you’ll have access to the newest models available. Whether you’ll be exploring San Francisco or spending some time in San Jose, you’ll find that having your own car is handy. A sedan can be a convenient option for parking in downtown San Francisco, while an SUV is a good choice for longer drives.  


SIXT Services in the Bay Area

When you rent a car in the San Francisco Bay Area, you will have a variety of vehicles to choose from, including both budget and luxury cars. In our fleet, you will find choices such as sedans, SUVs, vans, sports cars and convertibles. You can also customize your rental experience by selecting bookable extras like GPS or an additional driver. We offer a selection of flexible rental periods, including a one-day rental or a long-term rental.  

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Good to know when you’re visiting the Bay Area

Car rental under 25 in the Bay Area

You can rent a car from the age of 21 in the Bay Area. Some specialty and larger vehicle categories have a minimum age of 25, and an underage driver fee applies to those under 25. 

Documents you need to rent a car in the Bay Area

All drivers need a valid driver’s license. International renters also need their passports, as well as an international driving permit if the license uses a non-Roman alphabet like Arabic and Chinese. 

Flexible rental options

Select the flexibility option when booking and cancel your reservation free of charge if you need to. 

Best Cities to Visit in the Bay Area

  • San Francisco: A trip to the Bay Area would not be complete without exploring the iconic city of San Francisco. With all the city’s unique monuments, delicious restaurants, and fun shops, you’ll never run out of things to do.  
  • San Jose: Known for being the largest city in Silicon Valley, San Jose has a variety of unique things to visit. For example, make sure to spend some time going to the Winchester Mystery House, as well as one of the many flower gardens in the city.  
  • Berkeley: Famous for being home to UC Berkeley, one of the most well-known universities in the state of California, Berkeley is a scenic city that has a Bohemian spirit and is filled with various neoclassical buildings. You also get beautiful views of San Francisco.  

Summer in the Bay Area

During the warmer months, it can be nice to use your San Francisco Bay Area car rental to visit some of the region’s outdoor locations. Walking across the Golden Gate Bridge is a must during your trip, as is exploring the Muir Woods National Monument. You can also go to Pier 39, which has a variety of restaurants and shops to choose from.  

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Great customer service. Will be returning to hire another vehicle soon.

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New cars and vans all the time. Easy transactions. Very convenient way, to use a vehicle when in need, without owning a one.

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Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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