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Renting a Car from San Francisco Airport? Here's what you Need to Know

When flying in to San Francisco International Airport, finding a rental car to use during your stay here is a breeze. This airport is designed in such a way that its rental car center is located away from its busy terminals, yet not so far away that getting to and from it is difficult. You’ll find the rental car center conveniently located, and staffed with friendly, knowledgeable staff members who will make getting your automobile easy.

Getting to the Rental Car Center

To get to the rental car center, you can simply take the AirTrain Blue line. AirTrain Blue is San Francisco Airport’s automated transportation system that operates around the clock seven days a week. For your convenience, AirTrain Blue stations are found in all terminals, as well as in the terminal parking garage.

Finding an AirTrain Blue station from anywhere in the airport may require you to use the elevator, stairs or escalator to get to another level. From Terminal 1, 2, or 3, you will ascend to the Mezzanine on Level 3 and then walk across the skybridge. You may also access AirTrain Blue via boarding areas A and G, which are located within the International Terminal. Stations may also be accessed from the airport’s parking garages by:

  • Taking the elevator or stairs to Level 5 from the domestic parking garage
  • Using the elevator or stairs to reach Level 7 from any of the international parking garages

Dropping Off

When dropping off your rental car, you can access the rental car center by taking South Airport Boulevard to San Bruno Avenue. Once you have completed the check-in process, you can once again ride AirTrain Blue to get to the exact terminal you need to access for your return flight.

Information Booths

San Francisco International Airport has numerous information booths located throughout the terminals. Should you have difficulty finding an AirTrain Blue station, speak with one of the knowledgeable representatives stationed there for assistance. Help is available in multiple languages.

Visiting San Francisco is much more enjoyable when you have a rental car to get around town in. Renting an automobile from the San Francisco International Airport is virtually hassle free, thanks to the easy-to-access rental car center located here.