1. Text 'upshift' to get started
2. We'll send you a unique secure link to create an account
3. Text a time & location to book a trip
Example: "16 Maiden Ln 11am Tues, returning 826 Valencia St 7pm Tues"
Upshift Your Trip
Free delivery and return anywhere in our operations zone in San Francisco
Free comprehensive and collision insurance
Mobile payments and booking
No late fees
FasTrak and phone chargers in all cars
Start with a full tank and we refuel for you at cost
No markup on gas or toll charges
Upshift will deliver a car anywhere within the outlined zone in select areas of San Francisco. We'll be expanding to more areas soon!
You can return your car anywhere in the delivery zone when you're done, even a different location from where you started!
Bookings can be as last minute as one hour in advance or up to a month ahead. For early morning deliveries before 9 am, please notify us no later than 7 pm the night before.
Concierge service is available from 8am–8pm daily.
Self-return service is available 24/7: park in any legal space in our zone and let us know where you left it.
$49 for up to 5 hours
$69 for up to 24 hours
Multi-day trips are billed at the same rates. A trip starting at 5pm Friday returning by 10pm Sunday would be 2.5 days: $69 + $69 + $49 = $187.
How It Works:
Getting From A to C
A. Get a Prius Delivered
B. Get Out of Town
C. Leave it Anywhere in Our SF Delivery Zone
Your Next Car Fits in Your Pocket
Don't Own a Car?
You use rideshare around town and carshare for your occasional IKEA run but you're tired of dealing with the rental counter experience at SFO when you want to head to Tahoe? You can get a ride at the tap of a button. Why can't you get a car for the day just as easily? Now you can.
Already Own a Car?
The romance is over. You know that moment in a relationship where you want out, but you just don't know how to leave? That's how you feel about your car. You had some fun times, but it's long lost its spark. Dodging the meter maid and hoping the transmission doesn't blow? It's time to Upshift.
You're Safe With Us
Every booking comes with our custom insurance policy at no additional fee.
Comprehensive and collision insurance coverage with every booking.
No more expensive insurance upsell or worries about coverage.
More information is available here.
What People Are Saying About Us
"By far the best on demand rental service. Currently only in San Francisco, hoping expansion comes soon and rapid."
- Brian R.
"We used Upshift to get a team of 12 from SF to Tahoe and back with local trips while at the lake. Absolutely seamless experience."
– Jase W.
"This is cool. Upshift will deliver you a new Prius anywhere in the delivery zone. Then, when you're done, you can just leave it anywhere in the same zone! In between, unlimited miles are allowed. They've made it super seamless and easy to do car rental."
– Maia B.
"Upshift finally provides the quality on-demand car rental experience other companies have promised since the turn of the century. By removing all the pain points of car rentals, Upshift has proven itself to be in a class of its own and well worth a try for your next SF rental."
– Pitichoke C.
"Loved the cars and pickup/dropoff was super easy and flexible to fit our needs. If only all car rentals were like this."
"Carsharing in general comes with restrictions, Upshift does not. Upshift offers a completely unique experience than all other carsharing services. Pickup and drop off coordination is swift and dictated by the user. Their team is flexible to trip changes or varied drop off locations, always willing to meet my needs. I had a wonderful experience and will be a repeat user, without doubt."
– Calvin G.
"I've been a Zipcar member for 5 years now, and frankly this idea is light-years ahead of what's currently available in San Francisco."
– Owais A.