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Browse our large fleet to book your favorite van in Sacramento, North Cal. Opt for the larger 15-seater Sprinters or the smaller 12-seater vans which both have plenty luggage space. We offer one-way rentals, unlimited mileage packages, and 24-hour vehicle pickup and drop-off with a reservation.
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Our digital process is the fastest way to rent a van in Sacramento. With just a few clicks, you can reserve your van online and complete the online check-in effortlessly from your home or phone. Click here to see a quick guide on how this works. Nothing stands between you and your Northern California Sprinter van rental trip - no rental counter, no upselling agents, no declined credit cards.
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We deliver everywhere, subject to availability. In many locations, you can book van delivery to the airport parking lot to skip boarding a shuttle to the rental station.
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Nearest airport:Sacramento Airport SMF
6900 Airport Blvd, North Natomas, CA 95837
East Economy Parking 030 Aviation Dr, Sacramento, CA 95837
Other airports: Sacramento Executive Airport SAC
6151 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95822
Sacramento Mather Airport MHR
10425 Norden Ave, Mather, CA 95655
Nevada County Airport GOO
6XFV+5W Grass Valley, California
Minden–Tahoe Airport MEV
262X+63 Minden, Nevada
Napa County Airport APC
2000 Airport Rd, Napa, CA 94558
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Van rental near SMF
East Economy Parking 030 Aviation Dr,
Sacramento, CA 95837
Planning a trip to Yosemite National Park? Rent a Sprinter Van at Sacramento Intl Airport and embark on an epic Northern California road trip
Sacramento’s strategic location makes it an excellent hub for exploring Northern California’s biggest attractions, like Yosemite and Lake Tahoe. The city itself impresses with its Old-West charm, world-class museums, beautiful parks, organic farmers’ markets, vibrant arts and culture, and a robust food and craft beer scene.
Kick off your trip by picking up your Sprinter van rental at Sacramento International Airport (SMF). To save you time, we at sprinter-rentals.com have developed a fast and smooth van booking and pick-up process. Reservation and check-in is all done online, and we drop off the van at the airport even before you land.
No waiting, no lines, no dealing with attendants, and no annoying up-sells. Just quickly e-sign the rental agreement in advance and self-drive immediately after you arrive. It’s that easy.
Features of Our Van Rental Options in Sacramento:
9 Passenger Van Rental Sacramento - Want to travel in style? These are the most luxurious vans in our lineup. Expect premium seats, a high-quality sound system, and household outlets,.
12 Passenger Sprinter Van Rental in Sacramento CA - These vans have seats for 12 people with headrests. The driver and passengers have bucket seats. You’ll also have ample cargo space for the entire squad.
15 Passenger Sprinter Van Rental in Sacramento CA - These vans will comfortably fit a large travel party of 15, including the driver. They still manage to provide generous legroom, ample luggage space, and a flat-screen TV & DVD player.
Cargo Sprinter Van Rental Sacramento - This is the perfect vehicle to haul gear for your outdoor hobby. It has seating for 2 and up to 14 feet of cargo space to carry motorcycles, mountain bikes, surfboards, or even a kayak.
Our full-size van rentals in Sacramento are perfect for large groups, and you won’t feel claustrophobic.
Nicknamed The City of Trees, Sacramento is California’s capital, and it lies along the Sacramento River at its confluence with the American River. Slide behind the wheel of your Mercedes-Benz Sprinter rental van and drive to the California State Railroad Museum in the old town of Sacramento (15-minute drive).
This fascinating landmark hosts around 20 restored locomotives and toy train exhibits, and it offers a 50-minute scenic train excursion along the Sacramento River. Downtown is also a great place to wander tree-lined streets, marvel at Gold Rush-era buildings, and experience an underground tour of the original city. You can also sample farm-to-fork cuisine, enjoy craft brews, and admire famous murals.
Make sure you check out the Capitol in downtown. Beyond its majestic building, it boasts a museum and a 40-acre city park that houses an astounding variety of trees from all over the world. Looking for more attractions? Drive your van rental to Sac. Zoo, California Museum, or Crocker Art Museum.
Around 4 pm, drive south to Groveland, which is 2¼ hours away from Sacramento. This Gold Rush town has a museum that details the lives of prospectors, pioneers, and local wildlife.
The Iron Door Saloon And Grill is the best spot to have dinner. Established in 1852, it’s the oldest operating tavern in California. Pass through its swinging doors to enjoy flavorful local delicacies. They also have live music on weekends and karaoke nights.
Spend the night in Groveland and use it as your basecamp to explore Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite giant sequoia trees, thundering waterfalls, picturesque meadows, imposing granite cliffs, and incredible wildlife will leave you breathless and in awe of the majesty of nature. With your Sacramental rental van, drive to Big Oak Flat entrance, which is around 45 minutes from Groveland.
This entrance also marks the beginning of the scenic Tioga Road (Highway 120), which runs from the west to east gate, rising into the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Just about every bend on this byway reveals another stunning vista. The route passes through Tuolumne Grove of giant Sequoias, Olmsted Point, which offers a great view of the iconic granite Half Dome and meanders through the colorful Tuolumne Meadows.
Other noteworthy points of interest along the road are Tenaya Lake and Tioga Lake. There are dozens of short to long hikes starting from this road. Notably, It’s around 55 miles between the Big Oak Flat Entrance and the Tioga Pass Entrance. Allow 3 or more hours to stop at the scenic points along the way or to do hikes.
Spend the night in the quaint small town of Lee Vining, just 5 miles east of Tioga Pass entrance. Whoa Nellie Deli is the best restaurant to have dinner or breakfast.
Note: Due to snow, Tioga Road typically closes from November through late May or early June.
Located at the end of Tioga Pass Road, Lee Vining is the ideal stopover if you're aiming for Lake Tahoe. The drive to South Lake Tahoe is just 2 ½ hours (110.1 mi) via US-395. Kickstart your road trip by checking out the unusual geologic features of Mono Lake, which is just minutes from Lee Vining.
Get back into your van rental and take the turnoff for route 270 to visit the old ghost town of Bodie State Historic Park. Take a self-guided tour of this abandoned gold-mining community, complete with an old schoolhouse, homes, mining equipment, a church, a bank, and rusty cars.
Next, park at Bridgeport Inn for some locally raised steak, charbroiled burgers, or prime rib French Dip sandwiches. Another notable stop to stretch your legs along your drive from Yosemite to Lake Tahoe is Topaz Lake. This reservoir lies on the California-Nevada border and has blissful picnic areas to hang out.
Enter South Lake Tahoe and stay close to Heavenly Village. Overlooking the cobalt-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, this village has world-class restaurants, a vibrant live music scene, live theatre performances, and a trendy shopping scene.
Lake Tahoe is America's largest alpine lake, offering something special for every kind of traveler. It has gleaming waters for aqua-based pursuits, epic mountains for powder chasers, and breathtaking hikes leading to gorgeous lake overlooks, waterfalls, granite peaks, a castle, and even a lighthouse. It also has opportunities for urban pursuits like golfing, shopping, dining, and nightlife.
The 72-mile Lake Tahoe scenic loop is the most rewarding way to experience the region. It takes 3 hours if you drive it straight through. But there are lots of delightful activities and overlooks along the highway, so it can take an entire day. Roll down your van’s windows and get ready to soak in some jaw-dropping vistas.
Head northeast to Sand Harbor, which is on the Nevada Stateside. It’s a hub for water lovers thanks to its long shallow beaches, crystal-clear waters, and shady picnic spots. It's 40 min (23 mi) north of South Lake Tahoe via US-50.
Emerald Bay State Park is another must-see on the southwestern edge of the lake. Carved by glaciers, this park features stunning granite cliffs, forested hillsides, roaring waterfalls, and a Scandinavian-style castle. Don’t miss the short and magical hike to reach Eagle Falls.
Other fabulous stops are Zephyr Cove, Tahoe City, Sugar Pine Point SP, and DL Bliss State Park. After completing the loop, head back to your South Lake Tahoe hotel so you can rest up for the trip back to Sacramento.
Check out of your accommodation and begin your journey back to Sacramento via the spectacular US-50. This stretch takes around 2 hours (102.9 mi) without breaks. Make a quick stop at Pyramid Creek Trailhead that leads to the base of the seasonal 800-foot-high Horsetail Falls.
Other nice stops are Jack Russell Farm Brewery, Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail, and Sutter Creek, one of California’s earliest mining towns. Finish up your 4-day trip by dropping off your Sprinter van rental in Sacramento.
This itinerary is super flexible, and you can adjust it based on your interests and the number of days available. If you have limited time, head back to Sacramento after touring Yosemite, or do Lake Tahoe and skip Yosemite.
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Newer Mercedes Sprinter vans are designed to run on Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD). B5 biodiesel is also acceptable. However, fuel with biodiesel content greater than 20% isn’t approved.
Because the van is 2.5 feet taller than what you see looking out of the windshield. The average floor-to-ceiling height in parking garages ranges from 8 to 12 feet, with the entrance door being 7-8 feet high. Yet, Mercedes Sprinters range from 8 to 9.5 feet high.
Our 9-seater sprinter rental vans in Sacramento have a 5+ ft long cargo area that can carry 25+ large suitcases. A 12-passenger van that has 3x5 ft cargo space fits 20+ large suitcases. Even the 15-seater Sprinters can hold over 20 large travel bags in the 3x5 ft trunk. For more sizes, click here.
Proof of insurance that demonstrates that you have insurance coverage for a rented vehicle.
POI stands for proof of insurance. It’s the documentation that proves you have valid insurance with an insurance company. To provide proof of insurance, you can upload your insurance card or policy documents to the rental company.
Some rental companies also offer their own insurance options, which you can choose to purchase if you don't have personal coverage. It is important to ensure that you have adequate insurance coverage before renting a vehicle to avoid any potential liabilities.
There is plenty of space to transport a wheelchair in the cargo space. However, these vans do not have ramps or ways to secure a wheelchair. We have seen guests purchase ramps they like online and have them shipped to the hosts. In this case your purchased ramps are in the van when you arrive, and can be left in the van after your trip free of charge.
Yes, our vans are pet friendly for responsible better halfs [owners]. A cleaning free will be charged if hair or odor are present at return
No. However, there are many places in Sacramento that offer daily and long-term parking. Some travelers use the Neighbor App to find peer-to-peer car parking.
No. We don't offer discounts for AAA members.
Outstanding, I had some concerns about renting the van and how it would work. Robert offered his personal cell and took great care of me. Great company and stand up customer service.Ross B.
Excellent rental experience. Our van was delivered to the airport and waiting for us when we landed with no delays. We even had refreshments in a refrigerator waiting for us! Would definitely use Sprinter Rentals again.Pro R.
So easy to book rental and excellent customer service. Had to cancel the trip due to Covid restrictions and they immediately refunded the money. I will definitely book with them once traveling restrictions will be eased.Jasbir S.
Loved the pick up and drop off service at the airport! That was beyond convenient! The van was so spacious and comfortable. Plenty of storage space in the trunk. Amazing service, prompt replies, will definitely rent from again when we visit the coast with family!Parveen K.
Great experience. Communication was great during the whole process, I even needed to extend my trip the day before it started and was able to do so. The van worked as expected!!Eric L.