One Way Car Rental from Los Angeles to San Francisco
One way car rental from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Distance: 381 mi to 460 mi as per the route
Best Route: US-101 N
Los Angeles to San Francisco is one of the most popular road trips of US and hundreds of travelers rent cars especially to experience it on their own time and pace. Quite understandable! There is so much to do and see in both the cities and on the way from LA to SF that this road trips proves to be a big satiating travel experience in itself. No wonder many people book one-way car rentals and spend 2 to 3 weeks exploring all that they can find while going from LA to SF or vice versa!
The drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco is a much-loved scenic drive in the world. Ideally people spend a few days in Los Angeles and at least a week in SF (as there is relatively more to see in San Francisco), and another week or two on the way while driving from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
Car rental from Los Angeles to San Francisco no one way fee
While with some suppliers like Sixt there is no one-way fee from LA to SF with other suppliers this is not the case. Almost all suppliers charge a fee for the one-way service if you want to pick the car in Los Angeles and return it to San Francisco or vice versa. On USA Cars Rental, you can reserve a one-way from Los Angeles to San Francisco by using the ‘Different drop-off location?’ section on our search form.
Best type of cars to rent for your trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco
With us, you can reserve your car rental for Los Angeles with a drop-off in San Francisco in three easy steps – search, select & book – and can compare various car-types as per your travel needs at one place. Though our partner car rental companies like Sixt and Alamo offer a big fleet of cars for this popular road trip, here are the car types which are requested the most on USA Cars Rental:
Sports car rentals: You can make your trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco more adventurous and memorable with a sports car like Porsche, BMW, and Lamborghini.
Classic/Exotic/Luxury car rentals: From Mercedes to Mustang, Jaguar and Range Rover, you can book almost any of your preferred luxury cars online on our booking engine.
Convertible car rental: A convertible is considered the most preferred car for this trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco and vice versa.
Where to pick your one way car rental
When renting car from Los Angeles to San Francisco
In case you are arriving in California at Los Angeles Airport and would like to make the trip from LA to SF with drop off at San Francisco airport, the best car rental pick-up location is: Los Angeles Airport (LAX).
When renting car from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Where as in case you are planning to do the trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles, the most popular pickup location is: San Francisco Airport (SFO).
If you want some other pick up location, type it in the search form to know whether it is covered or not.
Book your Los Angeles to San Francisco car rental from top suppliers
Though we work with a bevy of suppliers here are the two most popular suppliers offering car rental from Los Angeles to San Francisco & vice versa – Sixt, Alamo & Enterprise
Location of Sixt, Enterprise & Alamo Rent a Car at Los Angeles Airport:
The offices of the car rental desks are located just a few minutes away from the airport terminal, and all the suppliers offer curtsey shuttle service that you can board from the airport’s purple Rental Car Shuttles which is on arrival’s level 1.
Location of Sixt, Enterprise & Alamo Rent a Car at San Francisco Airport
The car rental desks are not at the airport terminal, you will have to take the blue line of the AirTrain to the Car Rental Center for the pickup.
Best Available routes
Interstate 5 (I-5)
Distance from LA to SF via I-5: Approx. 381 miles
Distance from LA to SF via US 101: Approx. 425 mi
State Route 99
Distance from LA to SF via State Route 99: Approx. 400 mi
Highway 1/Pacific coast highway
Distance from LA to SF via Highway 1: Approx. 455 mi