One way car rental from Los Angeles to San Francisco
|Distance:||381 miles to 460 miles|
|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
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
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.
|Address of Sixt Lax airport location:||9000 Bellanca Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045Look out for Sixt shuttle, this service is offered every 15-20 minutes.|
|Address of Alamo LAX airport location:||9020 Aviation Blvd Inglewood, CA 90301 US Alamo’s office works 24 hours.|
|Address of Enterprise LAX airport location:||8734 Bellanca Ave Los Angeles, CA, US, 90045At Enterprise office, you can either use the self-service kiosks or go to the counter to pick your car rental agreement and the key.|
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.
|Address of Sixt SFO airport location:||435 South Airport Blvd 94080-6909 South San FranciscoThe Shuttle service is offered only during working hours.|
|Address of Alamo SFO airport location:||9020 Aviation Blvd Inglewood, CA 90301 US Alamo’s office works 24 hours.|
|Address of Enterprise SFO airport location:||780 North Mcdonnell Rd San Francisco, CA, US, 94128 Enterprise’s office is also on the fourth floor of the RCC; there you can either use the self-service kiosks or go to the counter to pick your car rental agreement and the key.|
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 miles|
State Route 99
|Distance from LA to SF via State Route 99 :||Approx. 400 miles|
Highway 1/Pacific coast highway
|Distance from LA to SF via Highway 1:||Approx. 455 miles|