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Car hire in San Francisco

Hire a car in San Francisco and enjoy the freedom and flexibility to explore the rugged 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 family car. Executive Club members will also receive additional benefits like Avios points and a free additional driver.

Get more with British Airways

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

Great value San Francisco car hire

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

Fly-drive itineraries we recommend from San Francisco

Hire a car and plan a fantastic road trip

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.

California coast

Travel news

After recent winter storms affecting the California Coast, Highway 1 in Monterey County has been closed until further notice from Palo Colorado (15 miles North of Big Sur) to Ragged Point. Motorists are being advised to use an alternative route.

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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

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