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Why BA car hire?

Book your car hire with British Airways - in partnership with Avis - and enjoy these great benefits:

  • Great rates and flexibility
  • Combine your flight with a car and save
  • Convenient and extensive choice of locations
  • Earn Avios on every rental
  • All mandatory charges included
  • 24 hour customer support
  • Free additional driver for Executive Club members
  • Join Avis Preferred at no extra charge and beat the queues with faster pick up

Car hire in San Francisco

Hire a car in San Francisco and enjoy the freedom and flexibility to explore the Californian coastline. Whether it’s a short break or a longer road trip, our fantastic rates and great choice of vehicles make it easy and enjoyable.

Create a flight + car package and save money on your San Francisco holiday. Our car rental, in partnership with Avis, includes all mandatory charges and 24-hour customer support. Choose a car that suits your itinerary, from an affordable economy to a spacious Intermediate. Executive Club members will also receive additional benefits like Avios points and a free additional driver.

Great value San Francisco car hire

See San Francisco your way with one of our car hire deals.

Driving itineraries we recommend from San Francisco

Hire a car and plan a fantastic trip

San Francisco to Los Angeles, via Pacific Coast Highway

Spend three nights in San Francisco, followed by a week exploring the Pacific Coast. Enjoy the scenic drive through the artichoke fields and rolling sand dunes of Monterey, followed by the dramatic shoreline of Pebble Beach. Stay here for rich history and world-class golfing. Travel along the craggy coastline of Carmel, stopping at Pismo Beach for its golden sands, wineries and spectacular sunsets. Then go on to Santa Barbara, known as the American Riviera, before arriving at Los Angeles.

San Francisco, Las Vegas and LA

These three cities can easily be combined to create the ultimate West Coast road trip. Explore the sights of San Francisco, absorbing the culture, history and underlying art influence of this diverse city. Then drive down the Pacific Coast Highway to Los Angeles, stopping at Monterey and Santa Barbara on the way. Spend a few days sightseeing and beach hopping around LA, before heading off into the desert to the bright lights of Las Vegas, where the entertainment never stops.

Day trip to Sonoma

Enjoy a day trip to California’s wine country, easily accessible from San Francisco. Take in the sights as you cross the Golden Gate Bridge and drive through beautiful redwood territory, before exploring the rolling vineyards. Nominate a designated driver and spend the day wine tasting in Napa Valley, taking in the magnificent coastline and spectacular scenery that provides the backdrop for Sonoma’s award-winning wineries.

San Francisco’s innovative food scene

High Life Magazine

San Francisco cuisine.

Editor-in-chief of Lucky Peach magazine, Chris Ying, picks three trends to look out for in the spiritual home of Californian cuisine.

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