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RV Rental San Francisco—the ultimate guide to an epic California motorhome adventure

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Prepare for an unforgettable motorhome journey along America's west coast, starting in San Francisco, known as "the City by the Bay." With grand attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge and stunning landscapes such as Half Moon Bay, this city is the perfect destination for an RV holiday in the USA.


Visit Fisherman's Wharf to explore the vibrant energy of the Bay Area. Immerse yourself in culture at world-class museums such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Palace of Fine Arts, or the Asian Art Museum. Hire an RV and stay the night at basic family-friendly campgrounds or RV Parks with all the amenities. Near San Francisco, hit the trails at one of the best national parks in the US—Yosemite National Park. Or head to one of the other state parks for a spot of camping, family bonding, and hiking. Or simply unwind on white-sand beaches like the scenic Ocean Beach.


From the bustling city to the tranquil wilderness, San Francisco marks the beginning of a memorable RV camping adventure. Start exploring San Francisco and enjoy the convenience of transportation and accommodation in one. Find your perfect RV online at Motorhome Republic today.


Top Tips for San Francisco California RV Trips

Here are some pointers to help you keep on track and get the most out of your RV adventure in San Francisco, CA.


  • San Francisco has many great possible destinations, but the Napa and Sonoma countryside should be top of the list.

  • You must be 21 or older to rent an RV.

  • A credit card is often required to guarantee San Francisco campervan rentals.

  • Give yourself time! California is full of small towns, state parks, and hidden gems to explore—be flexible; your RV camping itinerary might change.

  • If you are arriving on an international flight, it is wise (and often compulsory) to leave your San Francisco RV pick-up until the following day. That way, you will start your RV rental journey well-rested and ready for the family adventure.


RV Rental in San Francisco - Frequently Asked Questions


Can I rent an RV one way?

Yes, renting an RV for a one-way journey is possible, although often, one-way fees are included. Watch for “no one-way fee” sales and other RV deals on Motorhome Republic.

How much does it cost to rent an RV?

Rental prices will vary by season and vehicle availability. To discover RV San Francisco rental rates on a full range of recreational vehicles and suppliers, search our site for your next RV at Motorhome Republic.

How much is it to rent an RV at Burning Man?

Rates for renting a vehicle to visit Burning Man will vary according to the rental supplier, the city you’re driving from, and the time of year you book. For example, renting from a location like San Francisco in peak season may cost more than booking early in cities like Boise or Salt Lake City. Keep in mind that many suppliers will charge a Burning Man surcharge. Book super early through Motorhome Republic for your best chance at saving thousands of dollars on a Burning Man RV rental.

Which El Monte RV rental locations near San Francisco are company owned?

All El Monte RV rental depots near San Francisco, CA, are owned by THL, which owns El Monte and a number of other RV hire suppliers.

What is the minimum age to rent an RV in San Francisco?

21 is usually the minimum age for drivers looking to hire an RV in San Francisco, but some suppliers may only hire to drivers aged 25 and over. If you are under 25, it’s worth contacting the supplier to make sure they allow drivers your age.

Do I need vehicle cover for an RV rental?

Yes, you do. To get this sorted quickly and efficiently as part of the rental booking process, select Motorhome Republic’s Protection Plus Cover..

Do I have to fill up the tank of my RV rental before returning it?

Almost always, yes, this will be the case. Occasionally a rental supplier will waive this requirement, but if that is the case, it will be clearly stated. Double-check your rental agreement if you’re in any doubt about whether or not to fill up before dropping off SF RV rentals.

Places to visit in your motorhome in San Francisco

As one of two famous cities in California, a big drawcard for heading further south is Los Angeles. The city is home to Hollywood Hills, the original Disneyland in Anaheim, and the infamous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. It will take you over 6 hours to drive between these cities, a trip of just under 400 miles. Pick up an RV for rent in San Francisco, California, and allow some time to enjoy a variety of sceneries as you move from one city to another.


America’s west is known for its towering sequoia trees, so a camper trip to these forest giants while in the area is a must. Make your way just over 5 hours southeast to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, which are right next to each other in the Sierra Nevada. You can hike, bike, horseback ride, and more amongst sequoias that can grow up to 280 feet tall.


Napa Valley is only two hours north of San Francisco and is one of the best spots in the country for wine growing—and, therefore, wine tasting. This beautiful wine-country region also offers spas, wine tours by bike, and luxurious hot air balloon rides over the landscape.


Four hours east (roughly 160 miles) of San Francisco, CA, is Yosemite National Park, the third most visited state park in the country, with almost 4 million people visiting every year. Yosemite National Park hosts amazing waterfalls, granite cliffs, sequoia trees, hiking tracks, and animal life.


California’s capital city, Sacramento, is just 2.5 hours from San Francisco and is a beautiful spot built around the Sacramento River, with pockets of history throughout the city. It’s known for its museums, food, parklands, and historic locations. You can easily hop from one tourist site to another with your San Francisco camper rental.


An 8.5-hour drive to the east is the city of casinos and shotgun weddings. The Nevada city of Las Vegas is a great spot to start or finish an RV Rental road trip.


San Francisco is one of the Californian cities with a busy nightlife.


The best seasons to visit San Francisco in an RV rental

The weather in San Francisco is notoriously difficult to predict, and the seasons don’t tend to correspond with expectations. To fully enjoy a perfect RV holiday in the city, it is best to know first when to go and pack accordingly.


Spring, from March to May, is a great time to visit, as the city tends to be warm and dry, without the usual springtime rain showers.


Fall is the best time for visiting San Francisco. There is less fog, plenty of warmth, and little rain from September to November.


Summer in Northern California tends to be cooler than expected, with fog rolling in from the sea. Similarly, winters are unlike normal winters, as it practically never snows, and the temperatures remain relatively mild, although rain is expected.


Options for RV rental in San Francisco, CA, vary widely. At Motorhome Republic, we make sifting through San Francisco RV rental companies easy. Search and compare motorhome rental companies in San Francisco, including Cruise America RV Rentals, Apollo RV, Road Bear, El Monte RV, Jucy Rentals, Expedition Motorhomes, Lost Campers, and many more.


San Francisco RV Rental vacation planning

Get on the road in San Francisco, CA, and enjoy the fabulous bay area and the state of California with a rental RV. Having your own wheels allows you to explore the San Francisco Bay and Half-Moon Bay, drive over the famous Golden Gate Bridge, and check out Golden Gate Park and the San Francisco Zoo. Travel south to more fabulous coastal cities or north into the Napa Valley wine country.


San Francisco - City on the Bay

One of America’s most popular destinations, San Francisco, is located on the west coast—north of Los Angeles and south of Napa Valley. Not many cities have a song dedicated to them, but San Francisco is more than worthy.


It’s been described as a “roller-coaster ride of a city,” with so much to see and do. Landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, rolling hills, and a remarkable multicultural population help create this tourism favorite.


Lay Your Head

Wondering where to stay in San Francisco, CA, before or after your RV camping adventure? You can’t go wrong at Union Square in downtown San Francisco. From Chancellor to the Grand Hyatt, the larger hotels are here. But brace yourselves, as it can be bustling all night long. Nearby Lombard Street has more inns and motels, but many options exist.


If you are traveling as a family, Fisherman’s Wharf is easily accessible by public transport and is a city in itself. You won’t find many hostels in Fisherman’s Wharf, but you will in the CBD. Pacific Tradewinds Hostel, near Chinatown, has a good reputation. Find an RV park such as Candlestick RV Park or a campground on the coast to park up your campervan rental in the San Francisco Bay area.


What’s On in San Francisco

Baseball is a unique institution in the USA—and opening day for the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in April brings more than 100,000 locals out to play. You need to try the garlic fries! The Cherry Blossom Festival is in the same month and is a celebration of Japanese culture with music, food booths, dancing, and much more.


The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Parade (LGBT) is a two-day festival in June, with the best jazz music performers coming to town around late October-November.


Get out of your RV hire and live it up like a local when you join any of those San Francisco events. But overall, no matter what you do, the generally positive atmosphere will make any event memorable.


Are you hungry?

As you can imagine, it’s difficult to categorize the cuisine, as virtually everything is available. New restaurants are constantly opening, while regular high-end spots such as Bar Tartine and Gary Danko continue to deliver. San Francisco prides itself on cultural variety, so bistros, bakeries, and great cafes are commonplace. You won’t go hungry here.


Another booming craze is the microbrewery, with 21st Amendment and Anchor Brewing Company offering craft beer and various alcoholic flavors.


Get Out and About

It’s impossible to go past two iconic landmarks of San Francisco, CA: The Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island Penitentiary. Spanning nearly 9000 ft, the Golden Gate Bridge has been the background to numerous famous films. The new Bridge Plaza is part of the visitor experience if you fancy a guided tour. Alcatraz Island Penitentiary still has mythical-type status, although it closed in 1963. Located on an island, it operates today as a museum and receives around 1.5 million visitors annually.


Art lovers should visit the Exploratorium at the Palace of Fine Arts. It’s a scientific haven, with exhibits and programs—just so much to see and do in one place. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art features a spectacular collection of 20th-century pieces. Visit the Asian Art Museum and the Legion of Honor to view historical works spanning thousands of years.


And there is no better way to see them all at your own pace than touring with the family in an RV in San Francisco, CA.


Trains and automobiles

Getting around the San Francisco Bay area is pretty straightforward, with the Muni railway working for light rail and the subway. The cable car system is highly popular, and you’ll also find intercity bus services. Hire a car or rent an RV in San Francisco, CA, to travel on your own schedule.


A Pacific outlook

The Pacific Ocean strongly influences the weather, with an average high of around 70 degrees Fahrenheit in summer, while winters dip to about 45 degrees. Summer can be dry but not too extreme. In terms of what to wear, layers are the way to go.


San Francisco Itineraries

Whether you’re passing through on an epic American family camping road trip or starting out with an RV rental in Northern California and driving out from the center, you’ll need to give yourself time. Read on for helpful information on state parks, national forests, local rest areas, RV parks, campsites, dump stations, and other links to plan your motorhome trip in the San Francisco Bay area.


Could there be anything more exciting than having a massive itinerary at your fingertips and laying out the world-renowned attractions, cities, and events you’re about to experience? We doubt it. Just picture that feeling of getting in the driver’s seat of your RV, ready to make a start on your tour—now start planning.


Renting an RV in San Francisco, CA, allows you to travel to the best motorhome destinations close to the city center.


Here are a few of the best travel itinerary ideas in and near San Francisco that you can use as inspiration to get started on your California RV camping road trip.


Our Burning Festival Passion for Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is the perfect place to start your Burning Man Festival road trip. You can begin your campervan adventure long before you cross Nevada to become a temporary resident of Black Rock City. Experience the madness and excitement that typify this annual festival. Nowhere and nothing else on the planet offers such a party with a festive vibe, community spirit, and eco-friendly goals. Then, continue your RV camping holiday to San Francisco.


As a temporary city, a community without financial transactions, a party in the desert—Burning Man is many things. Still, most of all, it’s a Bucket List experience not to be missed. This epic festival attracts thousands of free-spirited people with minds as open as they are curious, where they get together and spend one week dressing up, partying, and sharing resources before burning a giant effigy at the end of the festival. Many people arrive in an RV, so book early to lock in your own transportation that will get you there. Refer to the guides by our expert writers below to learn more about this fantastic event:



Salt Lake City to San Francisco: Bright Lights and Open Spaces

“Mixed bag” doesn’t even begin to cover the multitude of spaces you’ll cover on an RV rental road trip from Salt Lake City in Utah to the San Francisco Bay area. The views out your window will change from sparse alien-like landscapes and bizarre salt flats to the majesty of the Grand Canyon and then the busy art hubs of San Francisco. Or, you could always pick up a camper rental in San Francisco and do it the other way around!


San Francisco to San Diego via Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon

RV Rentals in San Diego, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Los Angeles, and San Francisco—these are some of the famous names in RV rental USA travel, and you’ll see them all (and more) on this roundabout road trip that takes you the awesome way rather than the quick way. The contrasting sights of the wild open spaces and the always-on cities will keep you on your toes and your cell phone ready to capture Insta-worthy pics.


Route 66: America’s Main Street

The main street of any town tends to be the place with the city's best sights, tastes, and attractions. So when you drive down the Main Street of America on Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles, you’ll get a hearty filling of all things USA. While the route doesn’t technically take you to San Francisco, you could easily add the final few hours in your RV rental up the Californian coast to this dynamic city to your motorhome itinerary.


5 Coastal Road Trips You Need to Experience

Nothing says “holiday” like time spent on a coastline, and—you guessed it—the San Francisco Bay area and the Californian Coast are right up there as one of the best coastline road trips on the planet. You can start or finish your San Francisco RV rental itinerary in this town, but where you travel from there is entirely up to you.


Events in San Francisco & Surrounds

There are more events and things to experience in San Francisco, CA, than there are in some entire states in the USA. The San Francisco Bay area offers an endless array of experiences, from some of the biggest sporting matches in the country to incredible culture-packed festivals that reflect the city’s diversity and acceptance. Of course, this Californian city also knows how to put on a feast, which is why there are so many food and wine events in and near San Francisco, CA.


And finally, the music scene adds another reason to book an RV for rent in San Francisco. You’ll find an endless string of concerts and performances featuring some of the most well-known names in music throughout the year.


San Francisco Sports Scene

The Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup is an ongoing golfing battle between Europe and the United States, held once every two years. It’s a great excuse to grab a motorhome and take a road trip to see this epic competition for the Cup—and, more importantly, for the glory. Take a look at a piece on the Ryder Cup put together by the Motorhome Republic team: RVs and Golf, a Match Made in Holiday Heaven: Ryder Cup and Beyond.


The Superbowl

The championship NFL game in American football has become such an event that many Americans consider it an unofficial holiday, and it’s regularly the most-watched television event in the country. For those who can make it to the game in person, everything from the atmosphere to the legendary half-time show and the game itself makes this a once-in-a-lifetime event. Why not make the Superbowl part of your next RV rental adventure?


Levi’s Stadium

While you’re in town, you can also check out Levi’s Stadium, which is the home of the local football team—the San Francisco 49ers. It’s one of the most high-tech sporting facilities on the planet and has even hosted the Superbowl 50 match. Massive sporting events and concerts are often held here throughout the year. So be sure to check if anything’s on when exploring in your San Francisco RV rental.


AT&T Park

San Francisco’s other major sports stadium is AT&T Park, home to the local baseball team—the San Francisco Giants. This venue sits right on the waterfront and offers incredible views at any game. Even if nothing is happening here while you’re visiting, you can take a guided tour for backstage access to player’s areas and other places you would not usually see. 



Visit the famous AT&T Park in your motorhome rental.


Arts & Culture in San Francisco

Cherry Blossom Festival

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco proves that you don’t have to be in Japan to enjoy this celebration of springtime’s prettiest pink blooms. Usually held over two weekends every April, the event brings together Japanese and American cultures with performances, music, food, and more. 


Folsom Street Fair

What attracts more than 400,000 people, covers 13 of San Francisco’s city blocks, lasts just one day in September, and can call itself the biggest fetish and leather celebration in the world? The Folsom Street Fair is the only place such an event should be held. There are more than 200 exhibitors each year, each bringing a variety of products such as sex toys, clothing, accessories, and more. This is a highly welcoming community, so don’t let your nerves get the better of your curiosity and head along!


San Francisco Food & Wine

Napa Valley Wines

Few regions are as well-known and respected in wines as Napa Valley. Only 1.5 hours north of San Francisco, California, this valley is home to at least 400 wineries, a multitude of restaurants, spas, and attractions to complete your RV rental camping trip. You could get lost amongst the vineyards and drive around San Francisco in your campervan hire for weeks, simply tasting your way from one cellar door to the next, so give yourselves plenty of time for exploring if you love a good vino.


San Francisco Food Tours

One of the most fun parts of exploring a new city is discovering its food scene, but it can also be one of the hardest. When you’re short on time and want a quick way to find the best restaurants, bars, and cafes, get the family onto one of the city’s food tours. You can discover several great options that will provide you with all of this info, a history of the area, and a few great tastings along the way.


Food and Wine Festival

Late in August every year, the San Francisco Bay area delivers its best in food, wine, beer, and spirits in a world-class event that will get your mouth watering and your eyes scanning for your next treat. Take classes, watch demonstrations, and visit a restaurant or two. Eat, drink, and be merry to your heart’s content.



Treasure Island Music Festival

Treasure Island is a piece of artificial land in the San Francisco Bay. It’s also the site of an annual music festival that runs for two days in October. Day one is all about hip hop, rap, and electronica, while day two is dedicated to indie rock and rock. Many headlining acts are world-famous, such as Gorgon City and Deadmau5.


Lost Highway

The Lost Highway Motorcycle Show and Concert is a massive festival for bikers, bike lovers, and rock fans. There’s plenty of live music, charity rides, art exhibits, and a motorcycle show across two days in July each year in San Bernardino. For convenience, there’s a massive campground on site (no amenities available), making it a perfect place to visit with your motorhome rental in San Francisco, California.



Take a short 2-hour drive from San Francisco, CA, to Napa Valley for this five-day music festival in May. Starting in 2013, this event has attracted more than 100,000 people a year, including world-class acts such as Ben Harper and Joan Jett.



One of the biggest music festivals on the planet is Coachella, held in Indio, California, roughly a full day’s drive from San Francisco. The event covers a number of genres, from hip-hop to electronica, and includes art sculptures. It offers the same lineups two weekends in a row so that even more people can make the trip.


Activities in San Francisco & Local California Area

Between all the itineraries and the events, don’t forget that the San Francisco Bay area has activities and attractions that could take weeks to explore just by themselves. You’ll find iconic monuments known all over the world, as well as epic natural scenery and everything in between. Make a list of all the things you want to see, then set about ticking them off for a memorable and jam-packed San Francisco camping tour in your California RV rental!


You will always have places to enjoy San Francisco, California, in a motorhome. On the east coast of San Francisco is the Ocean Beach and Fisherman’s Wharf. On the west coast is the San Francisco Zoo, and further south, stay the night at the San Francisco RV Resort. This RV park boasts impressive views of the Pacific Ocean and has on-site amenities and activities for the whole family. Stop in at the State beaches Gray Whale Cove and Montara on the way to the scenic town of Half Moon Bay.


Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is not just San Francisco’s main icon but also a universally recognized structure. This suspension bridge attracts roughly 10 million visitors annually, and you can see it by taking a bike across, walking, or driving over it.



It’s a name that inspired fear into the hearts of many as a federal prison for the worst criminals in the country from 1934 to 1963. Nicknamed “The Rock,” no prisoner ever managed to escape this island fortress. You’ll discover why when you take a boat ride out and tour the structure during your visit to San Francisco, CA.



If you’ve ever wondered where the largest Chinatown outside of China is, here it is. San Francisco’s Chinatown is also the oldest in the US and is packed with shops, restaurants, parks, and squares across 24 blocks in downtown San Francisco. The two main roads, Grant Avenue and Stockton Street are two of the best places to simply stroll and explore.


California Academy of Sciences

Over 26 million species are housed in the California Academy of Sciences natural museum. Covering 400,000 square feet, it’s one of the largest in the country. This isn’t just any old museum; it houses an aquarium, a planetarium, and a rainforest—just a few fantastic exhibits worth exploring. Come to the San Francisco Botanical Garden and Golden Gate Park, then spend the night at the Candlestick RV Park campground to the southwest.


Cable Cars

Many places use cable cars, but none are as recognizable as those in San Francisco, CA. This is mainly because this city is where innovator Andrew Smith Hallidie first imagined the idea and tested the system in 1873. In San Francisco, you can ride the cars and enjoy the views (in far more modern versions).


National Parks

San Francisco, CA, is right in the middle of a smattering of the best national parks in the world. To the northeast, the Rockies (the Rocky Mountains) stretch from British Columbia in Canada right down through the States, and you can visit them at countless points with a San Francisco motorhome hire. The Yosemite National Park is a little closer, just three hours east by campervan, and is known for its beautiful waterfalls.


Finally, Yellowstone National Park is a long drive away in Wyoming (mostly) but makes for an incredible RV road trip from San Francisco, California. Check out this piece by the Motorhome Republic team on experiencing Yellowstone in an RV Rental.


Love camping in national forests? Spend the night at a campground and participate in outdoor activities like wildlife spotting and hiking. We recommend you visit El Dorado, Tahoe, Toiyabe, Sierra, Mendocino, and Plumas National Forests.


Muir Woods National Monument and Sausalito

The Muir Woods are the world’s most visited redwood park and is a gorgeous place for an afternoon or day spent exploring massive, beautiful trees just outside Sausalito. Sausalito is a small, arty community near San Francisco city, on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge. Hit the shops or stop at a restaurant to enjoy a glass of vino as you watch the sunset over the bay.


Sonoma County Wine Region

Drive two hours north of San Francisco and indulge in the bountiful Sonoma County Wine Region. Known for its divine Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the area has more than 500 wineries just waiting for you to sample.


Half Moon Bay

Day trips don’t get much better than this—Half Moon Bay is just 45 minutes in an RV rental from the city and offers a world away from the bustle of San Francisco. Between the beach (that you can ride horses on), the golf course, and the shops and restaurants in the small township, you can easily while away a day or two in bliss.


Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is roughly 3.5 hours northeast of San Francisco, CA, and is the largest alpine lake in North America. It crosses the border between California and Nevada and is popular throughout summer for outdoor recreation—hit the hiking trails, go biking, spend a night camping, and kayak. Then in winter, the ski season sets in, and it becomes a leading snowsports destination.


South San Francisco

The San Francisco International Airport is located in South San Francisco, California.


Big Sur

Follow the coastline roughly three hours south of San Francisco, and you’ll reach Big Sur, a popular attraction known for its rugged coastline and rich history. The Bixby Creek Bridge is an iconic structure, as it traverses a canyon right before the crashing waves of the coast—head on down from San Francisco on your campervan road trip.


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Depot locations for your San Francisco RV Rentals in California

Compass & El Monte RV Rentals

Compass Campers and El Monte RV rentals are at 6301 Scarlett Court, Dublin, San Francisco, California. They’re 40 miles from the San Francisco International Airport and closer to the Oakland International Airport (about 20 miles). It’s also conveniently located close to Livermore's premium designer outlet store.


Transfers are not available from the airports. However, transfers can be organized for a fee from a number of hotels around the airport and downtown San Francisco. This is provided you call to arrange the service before 9.30 am on the day of RV pick-up. San Francisco RV rentals run the gamut—from two-­berth recreational vehicles to eight­-berth class A campervans. Collection times begin at 1 pm. Make sure you arrive with plenty of time to spare, as orientation and contract processing can take 1-­2 hours.


Lost Campers

Lost Campers offer budget rental vans for affordable touring and a smaller carbon footprint. For those who want to stay anonymous on the roads, this San Francisco, California, camper rental company doesn’t have branding on their vans. These motorhome rentals do not have toilet and shower facilities on board, so you will need to stay in campgrounds or RV parks during your stay. The company provides linen, 24­hour roadside assistance, and 100 miles free daily.


The rental office in San Francisco, CA, is at 2955 3rd Street, between 25th and 26th Streets. It is open seven days a week from 9 am to 6 pm and is only closed on major holidays. Drop-off and pick-up times run throughout the day. The San Francisco International Airport is just 15 minutes away by taxi, or you can take the BART to downtown San Francisco.


Escape Campervans and Wild Campers

Located at 427 Beach Street, Fisherman’s Wharf, this San Francisco, CA, depot stands out with a fleet of artfully designed van conversions. They offer camper rentals with up to three sleeping spots and don’t charge extra for drivers aged 21 to 25. You must organize a campsite or RV park, as these campervans do not have bathroom amenities.


The depot is open daily from 8.30 am until 5 pm and does not offer transfer services. That said, public transport in San Francisco, CA, is quick and easy from city areas or either airport. You can get a taxi from SFO or Oakland Airport, which will cost a little more. Drop off your RV rental in San Francisco before 10 am and collect it between 11 am and 4 pm. If you return the campervan more than an hour later than the agreed time, you will be penalized with an extra full­ day rental charge.


Apollo Rentals and Star RV

Star RV is a premium dealer of motorhomes, offering RV rentals under one year old. It is run by Apollo Rentals, the world's largest privately owned leisure vehicle operator. They are both located at 14273 Washington Avenue in San Leandro. With Apollo’s variety of mid-range RV rentals in San Francisco, CA, and Star RV’s premium offerings, visitors will find an RV to suit any budget or travel style.


The San Francisco, CA, branch is closed on Sundays and public holidays but is open Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 4.30 pm, and from 9 am to noon on Saturdays. Drop-offs must be made by 11 am, and pick-up times are between noon and 4 pm or between 9 am and 11 am on Saturdays.


At just 6 miles away, this is one of the closest motorhome rental companies to Oakland Airport, just a 30-minute drive from San Francisco Airport.


Jucy Rentals

Jucy Rentals offers modern vans with custom fit-outs for comfortable family travel. They hire to anyone with a license over the age of 21, and the campers come with a fridge, gas cooker, sink, DVD player, and sleeping space for up to four people. Without a bathroom on board, you’ll need to take this van to a campsite or RV park for amenities.


Jucy’s rental San Francisco, CA, office is located at 1620 Doolittle Drive in San Leandro—about 30 miles from the International Airport and just 3 miles from Oakland Airport. They are closed on Sundays and allow pick-ups between 1 pm and 3 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 11 am on Saturdays.


Star Drive Motorhome Rentals, Road Bear RV, and Britz Campervans

All three San Francisco RV rental companies are at 420 San Leandro Boulevard, San Leandro. They are conveniently located just 10 minutes by taxi from Oakland Airport and approximately 40 minutes from San Francisco Airport. Star Drive, Road Bear, and Britz do not allow you to pick up your motorhome hire when you arrive from overseas, so you should book accommodation for your first night in the city.


If you are arriving on a domestic flight from any location in the USA, you can collect your vehicle on the same day. A complimentary shuttle service runs to various hotels around the city between 11 am and 1 pm, provided you give them a 72-hour minimum warning.


Road Bear RV offers campervan rentals from modern suppliers such as Coachman and Thor with Class C and Class A RVs. Star Drive offers luxury RV models in San Francisco, CA, and Britz covers the basic family model. This San Francisco, CA, depot is less than 10 minutes from the nearest Walmart, so you can stock up before hitting the road.


Hiring a motorhome from San Francisco, CA

San Francisco is one of the most iconic cities in the USA with its Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, and Alcatraz Island Prison. Just over a million people live in San Francisco, making it a thriving city but not an overcrowded one. San Francisco is also a fantastic place to begin a Californian motorhome vacation. RV rentals in San Francisco are made easy with Motorhome Republic, where you have 19 fleets of campervan rentals to choose from.


You can expect the same quality service from us when you secure a campervan rental in Denver or any US destination. You’ll find RVs for families, campervans for those looking for the convenience of a bed on wheels without the extras, and luxury motorhomes for couples and groups who want a comfortable experience.


Search and compare RV rentals in San Francisco with Motorhome Republic now!