One Way Car Rental from Los Angeles to San Francisco

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Total Distance: 381.9 miles
Best Route: US-101 N
Popular pickup location in LA Los Angeles Airport
Popular drop-off location in SF San Francisco Airport

Car hire Los Angeles to San Francisco or vice versa

The drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco (or from San Francisco to LA) is one of the most popular US road trips and hundreds of travelers rent cars especially to experience it on their own time and pace. The drive is counted among the top 10 much-loved scenic drive in the US, among the like of Route 66.

In addition to the multiple must-visit stops on the drive, there is much to do and see in both the cities. No wonder many people book one-way car rentals and spend 2 to 3 weeks exploring all that they can! 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.

One way car rental fee

Suppliers like Sixt charge no one-way fee for the one-ways rented from LA to SF, this is not the case with other suppliers. The fee varies from supplier to supplier, depending on the car category you are renting.

On USA Cars Rental, you can reserve a one-way from by using the ‘Different drop-off location?’ section on our search form.

Book from top suppliers

These are the most popular suppliers offering car rental from Los Angeles to San Francisco & vice versa:

  • SixtSixt
  • EuropcarEuropcar
  • DollarDollar
  • EnterpriseEnterprise
  • HertzHertz
  • AceAdvantage
  • AceAce
  • AlamoAlamo
  • FoxFox
  • NationalNational

Best type of cars to rent for your trip

Our supplier’s rental fleet consists of vans like Dodge Grand Caravan or similar that can seat 7 to 15 passengers at a time.

Car rental from LAX to SFO Airport

Distance: 377.3 mi
Route: via I-5 N

If you are arriving in California at Los Angeles Airport and plan to make the drive to SF with drop off at San Francisco airport, the best car rental pick-up location is: Los Angeles Airport (LAX).

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 courtesy shuttle service that you can board from the airport’s purple Rental Car Shuttles which is on arrival level 1.

More car rental location in Los Angeles

In addition to Los Angeles Airport, you can also rent cars for your trip from LA to San Francisco from the following locations:

Book your rental car by giving us a call!