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Hire a campervan in San Francisco

San Francisco, a vibrant city famed for its iconic Golden Gate Bridge, picturesque cable cars and bendy streets, is a jewel in the crown of California. With its cosmopolitan charm and rich cultural heritage, it offers a unique blend of urban adventure and natural beauty. Hire an RV in San Francisco and enjoy the freedom to explore this diverse cityscape and engage yourself with its counter-culture past while discovering its tech-gentrified present.

From £89 / night

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San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Bay Area


588 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
United States

Getting to the station

From San Francisco International Airport (SFO): From the luggage claim area, head over to the AirTrain and hop on towards the Bart/Terminal G parking stop. From there, catch the Richmond or Pittsburgh/Antioch Bart line. It’s about a 10-stop ride until you reach the Powell Street station. When you arrive, head upstairs to street level and find the 45 bus route. That’ll take you straight to the Caltrain depot. Ride the bus for 4 stops, then it’s just a quick three-minute stroll. All in all, this route should take you about an hour and 15 minutes. Alternatively, you take a Uber or Lyft, which might cut your travel time in half.

Parking information

At our location, there’s a public car park that offers long-term parking, with lot attendants available 24/7.

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roadsurfer campers in San Francisco

New at roadsurfer
  • 5
  • 5

Family Freedom Motorhome

  • 325 PS Petrol
  • Spacious kitchen
  • WC
  • Air conditioning, stationary heater, etc.
  • 4
  • 4

Liberty Lodge Motorhome with pop-up roof (642)

  • 280 PS Petrol
  • Spacious kitchenette
  • Indoor shower/wet room (warm)
  • WC
  • Manual pop-up roof
  • Stand-alone air conditioner, solar panel and much more
  • 4
  • 2+1

Couple Condo Motorhome without a pop-up roof (642)

  • 280 PS Petrol
  • Spacious kitchenette
  • Extra large wet room (hot water)
  • WC
  • without pop-up roof
  • Stand-alone air conditioner, solar panel and much more
New at roadsurfer roadsurfer Horizon Hopper 4x4 off road RV
  • 4
  • 2

Horizon Hopper 4×4 Four-wheel motorhome

  • 188 hp diesel
  • Spacious kitchen
  • WC
  • Air conditioning, stationary heater, etc.

Your roadsurfer perks

Unlimited mileage

Free 2nd driver included

Rebook or cancel with the Flex option up to 48 hours before departure

Roadside assistance

Free camping equipment and kitchen utensils included

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One-way rentals from San Francisco

In the USA, our one-way campervan rental option enhances the flexibility of your journey. You won’t need to drive the entire way back, allowing you to travel without the constraint of time and explore more during your holiday. With unlimited miles, your freedom knows no bounds when you embark on a one-way road trip from San Francisco.

How to book your one-way rental with roadsurfer

During the booking process, you have the flexibility to select your desired return location. If you rent your RV or campervan from San Francisco, you have the option to return it to one of the following stations in the USA:

  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles

How much is the one-way rental fee?

A £399 one-time fee applied during the booking process.

Motorhome hire in San Francisco

San Francisco boasts several ‘must-see’ attractions. Venture to Fisherman’s Wharf to savour fresh seafood or explore the diverse neighbourhoods of Haight-Ashbury and Russian Hill, each with its unique vibe. Don’t miss a ride on the historic cable cars – an absolute treat. There are also plenty of incredible National Parks and hiking destinations to discover from San Francisco. Consider a trip to the scenic Muir Woods or the breathtaking Point Reyes National Seashore. Or pack your hiking boots and camp under the stars in Lake Tahoe. Make sure to pack layers as the weather can change quickly!

Motorhome in USA between green grass and in front of small hills
Motorhome on a road along the coastline
Motorhome on the road between trees and mountains
couple in the back of a camper van in the forest

Campervans: Equipped and ready for adventure

When you hire a campervan in San Francisco you can be on the road right away, trusting that your roadsurfer home on wheels is fully stocked. Your campervan comes with an awning, camping table and two chairs to enjoy the space outside of your vehicle. The kitchen box allows you to save money on eating out: you’ve got all the pots, pans, and utensils to cook up your own meals. There’s even a corkscrew and bottle opener, and a cafetière plus mugs for your morning coffee or tea, although you’ll want to bring dish towels, sponges, and eco-friendly dish soap. When you rent a small motorhome from San Francisco you will need to bring your own bedding, or you can hire what you need from the station. Full details of what’s included and our suggestions on what to bring along to your San Francisco campervan holiday can be found in the equipment list.

Important visa information

Please ensure that you have the necessary visa before travelling. The following guide applies to all UK and EU citizens, including those from Ireland, Norway, Switzerland, and Croatia:

  • If you are planning a road trip through the USA, you will require a USA visa or an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation).

Best time to hire a campervan in San Francisco

San Francisco is a year-round destination, but the summer months of June to August draw the biggest crowds. This is the time for the renowned San Francisco Pride (June) and Outside Lands Music Festival (August). However, the autumn season offers the city’s most pleasant weather and hosts events like the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival (September – October). Take part in these festive delights with your RV rental in San Francisco to get the most out of your Californian adventure.

Water tank services near San Francisco

At the start of your journey, remember to fill up the freshwater tank, and when your trip comes to an end, be sure to empty your grey water. While you can do this at a campsite, if you require a dedicated area, these are the closest water service sites to our location:

  • The local RV camp called RV Villa, situated at 3401 E Bayshore Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063.
  • Alternatively, most major truck stops across the country, such as Loves or TravelCenters of America (TA), also offer these facilities.
  • Petrol stations near our San Francisco location

    Pease ensure the fuel tank is topped up shortly before returning your motorhome rental. Depending on the camper model, petrol or diesel and DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) are required. Please check in advance which fuel your camper requires. Failure to return the tanks full may result in a service fee. DEF is available at most Walmart and Target locations. These are the closest petrol stations near our location:

    • The nearest fuel station is located at 598 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94107.
    • For propane, head to 1575 Bayshore Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94124.

    Parking in San Francisco

    Parking within the city centre can be challenging and expensive for anyone booking campervan hire in San Francisco. However, for shorter stays, there are RV parking spots near Fisherman’s Wharf and Union Square like Longshoremen Lot #341, which has no height restrictions and is close to major attractions. Street parking is allowed, but keep in mind that you’re not legally allowed to park for longer than 72 hours on any public street in California.

    Camping near San Francisco

    One of the best things about motorhome hire in San Francisco is that you’re never far from an RV park. Treasure Island Mobile Home & RV Park is just a 25-minute drive from the city centre, offering waterfront views and full hook-ups. Marin Park RV is also a suitable option. Located just across the Golden Gate Bridge and within walking distance to public transport services, it’s an ideal base for exploring the city. Whichever RV park you choose, you’ll be greeted with breathtaking vistas and convenient access to all that San Francisco has to offer.

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