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Seattle to San Francisco One-Way Campervan Rental

Planning a road trip from Seattle to San Francisco? Explore the West Coast in a one-way campervan rental.

Use our comparison tool above to check prices and availability from local campervan rental companies.

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Cruise America C25 Standard

C25 Standard

Cruise America

Road Bear 22-24ft Class C

22-24ft Class C

Road Bear

Britz 4-Berth Class C non-slide

4-Berth Class C non-slide


El Monte RV AF33 Class A

AF33 Class A

El Monte RV

Escape Big Sur CA

Big Sur CA



Not all vehicles may be available. Use the search tool to check availability for your travel dates.

Seattle to San Francisco One Way Itinerary

Part One: Seattle to Tacoma, Washington

Distance: Approximately 56 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 45 minutes


  • Museum of Glass in Tacoma
  • Point Defiance Park and Zoo & Aquarium
  • LeMay - America's Car Museum

Part Two: Tacoma, Washington to Portland, Oregon

Distance: Approximately 233 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 2.5 hours


  • Powell's City of Books in Portland
  • International Rose Test Garden
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Part Three: Portland, Oregon to Salem, Oregon

Distance: Approximately 72 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 1 hour


  • Oregon State Capitol in Salem
  • Willamette Valley Vineyards
  • Bush's Pasture Park

Part Four: Salem, Oregon to Eugene, Oregon

Distance: Approximately 105 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 1.5 hours


  • University of Oregon in Eugene
  • Mount Pisgah Arboretum
  • Cascades Raptor Center

Part Five: Eugene, Oregon to Ashland, Oregon

Distance: Approximately 257 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 3 hours


  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland
  • Lithia Park
  • ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum

Part Six: Ashland, Oregon to Redding, California

Distance: Approximately 153 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 2 hours


  • Sundial Bridge in Redding
  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park
  • Shasta Lake

Part Seven: Redding, California to Chico, California

Distance: Approximately 113 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 1.5 hours


  • Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
  • Bidwell Park

Part Eight: Chico, California to Sacramento, California

Distance: Approximately 145 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 1.5 hours


  • California State Capitol Museum
  • Old Sacramento State Historic Park
  • Crocker Art Museum

Part Nine: Sacramento, California to San Francisco, California

Distance: Approximately 145 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 1.5 hours


  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Alcatraz Island
  • Fisherman's Wharf

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to stay at a campground or RV park?

A stay at an RV park will usually cost around $25–80 (USD) per night.

The cost of campgrounds has risen in recent years due to the popularity of RV vacations in the USA.

Does my motorhome come with unlimited mileage?

The majority of campervan rental suppliers in the US do not offer unlimited miles as a standard rental inclusion.

In most cases, miles (kilometres) are capped at a daily rate, and additional fees will be incurred if you exceed the limit. Additional miles can usually also be prepurchased in packages ranging from 100 miles up to unlimited. However, any remaining miles will not be refunded when the vehicle is returned.

Check our comparison tool for details.

Is motorhome rental available at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport?

While there are no rentals available directly at the terminal at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, most rental companies are just a short distance away.

Many campervan rental companies offer a complimentary shuttle along with your rental.

Where can I camp in Seattle? Is free camping allowed?

As with the rest of America, free camping is only allowed in designated areas, which can include national parks, truck stops or rest stops as well as certain parking lots with permission from the store manager.

Seattle is home to many campgrounds, most of which are a short distance from downtown Seattle. A night at an RV park will usually cost between $12-50 (USD).

Some popular choices include Lake Pleasant RV Park, KOA Campground and the Fay Bainbridge Park.

Can I travel from the US to Canada in my rental campervan?

This depends on the company. Several rental suppliers will allow you to travel to Canada in your rental vehicle, including Apollo, El Monte, Jucy, Campervan North America, Travellers Autobarn, Escape Rentals and Cruise America.

Please contact support for information on other suppliers. You must comply with visa and customs requirements at all times.

Can I rent a campervan in the US if I’m under 21?

Most campervan rental suppliers in the USA require the main driver to be 21 years of age or older. A full driver’s licence is required.

Some companies require the driver to be 25 or older. Our comparison tool will show you which vehicles are available for your age bracket.

Note: policies vary from supplier to supplier. Always check the T&Cs for your rental.