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Renting Cars In San Francisco For Under 25 Years Old

Booking inquiries at San Francisco pick up locations

Type Location Dates Class Car Price Request performed
San Francisco Airport (SFO)
(7 days)
04/15/2017 10:00 - 04/22/2017 10:00 Luxury Mercedes GLE Coupe $136.39 / day 56 day(s) and 15 hour(s) ago
San Francisco Airport (SFO)
(21 days)
06/25/2017 10:00 - 07/15/2017 10:00 Toyota 4Runner $129.40 / day 57 day(s) and 23 hour(s) ago
San Francisco Airport (SFO)
(26 days)
08/01/2017 13:00 - 08/27/2017 13:00 Luxury Mercedes GLE Coupe $165.18 / day 58 day(s) and 8 hour(s) ago
San Francisco Airport (SFO)
(14 days)
07/11/2017 10:00 - 07/25/2017 10:00 Luxury Cadillac CTS $64.94 / day 62 day(s) and 10 hour(s) ago
San Francisco Airport (SFO)
(1 days)
03/20/2017 17:00 - 03/21/2017 10:00 Compact Nissan Versa $81.28 / day 64 day(s) and 10 hour(s) ago


When you’re not 25 years old, several San Francisco car rental agencies might hesitate to rent you one of their vehicles. Why is that? After all, you’ve got your license – you passed the written and driver’s tests – and you can drive on any road.  Why are you not allowed to rent a car from one of these agencies?

The predicament can be tough if your vehicle has broken down or been in an accident and you need a rental car to get you from point A to point B.  It can also be tough if you’re traveling to a foreign country and not able to take your vehicle or rent a car, as you’ll have to take the country’s mass transportation. This can put a crimp into your plans and take all fun out of it.

What To Expect From A Car Rental Agency in San Francisco When You’re Not Yet 25 Years Old

If you’re intent on finding car rental in San Francisco that services to under 25 year olds, then you should know about what may or may not happen.

  • It’s highly possible that you’ll be hit with a daily surcharge, which begins at $15 and increases to around $100. Of course this depends on your location.
  • You’re not likely to be given the usual promotions websites offer, meaning you don’t see any real savings.

Obviously, renting a car in San Francisco when you’re not yet 25 is going to be costly.

Do you want to rent a luxurious class of vehicles? If so, then you should know that most San Francisco car rental agencies will not allow persons under 25 to do so because of restrictions on what vehicles can be rented out to this age range. The majority of car rental agencies refuse to allow persons under 25 to rent a sports car or luxury car because they’re worth a good deal of money.

What does that mean? It means you’ll have to settle with the cars that are listed in the economy, full-size, pickup or compact category. Bear in mind that you will be expected to pay a daily surcharge on these vehicles. If you don’t have the kind of money to pay for it and the vehicle, you’ll be limited to the vehicles you can rent.

You’ll also be required to have full coverage of both collision and liability insurance. Why? Car rental agencies (like many other agencies) believe that 25-year-olds do not have the experience of driving like older persons do. 25-year-olds tend to have more accidents than older drivers. With full coverage, it’s an additional coverage for the car rental agency that helps both parties should an emergency arise.

If you really need a rental car and you’re not yet 25, you better prepare your budget, as it will be expensive. And, the longer you need the vehicle, the more you’re going to have to pay for it. Be sure not to exceed your budget. If you think you are, it may be best to ride the public transportation. If worse comes to worst, you could always ask a friend or your parents to borrow their vehicle until yours is back in working order.