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Car hire in San Francisco

British Airways car hire, in partnership with Avis, includes all of the mandatory charges that you'll need to drive away your car in San Francisco.

  • Unlimited mileage
  • 24-hour customer support and roadside assistance
  • Collect Avios on every rental
  • Free additional driver for Executive Club members worldwide

Fly-drive holidays in San Francisco give you the freedom to explore California at your own pace. Create a road trip itinerary and explore the surrounding areas or drive along Highway 1, adding Los Angeles and San Diego to your break.

Our car hire, in partnership with Avis, provides you with great rates and an extensive choice of depot locations. Choose a car that suits your holiday type, from a sleek convertible to a practical people carrier. Take a drive across the Golden Gate Bridge and visit the award-winning vineyards of Napa Valley, the stunning scenery will take your breath away.

San Francisco car hire

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Fly-drive itineraries we recommend from San Francisco

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San Francisco to Los Angeles, via the Pacific Coast Highway
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.

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Why BA car hire?

Book your car rental 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