Berkeley Car Rentals

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Berkeley Car Rental Information

Pick-up Location Berkeley
Car Types Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, Minivan, Premium, SUV, Standard, Van
Rental Locations 8
Popular Agencies Special rate, Sixt, Enterprise, Alamo, Fox

Cheap Car Rentals in Berkeley

Economy $24/day
Compact $24/day
Intermediate $25/day
Standard $26/day
Full-size $25/day
SUV $27/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Berkeley rentawreck
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Berkeley thrifty
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Berkeley sixt
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Berkeley alamo
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Berkeley sixt
5 Adults, 3 Bags SUV car in Berkeley sixt
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 24 hours.

Berkeley car rental reviews and directory

From $40/day
Rated #1
Enterprise
Best Rated
Most popular
8.5 Excellent (12,893 reviews)
4 locations in Berkeley
Enterprise
Locations in Berkeley
1706 San Pablo Avenue
+1 510 526 3900
1990 Oxford St.
+1 510 705 8989
3001 Shattuck Ave
+1 510 841 8300
5858 Horton St Ste 193
+1 510 985 0096
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Enterprise reviews in Berkeley

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From $29/day
Rated #2
Hertz
hertz
Cheapest deal
7.4 Good (3,895 reviews)
1 location in Berkeley
Hertz
Locations in Berkeley
1061 San Pablo Ave.
+1 510 558 1438
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From $36/day
Rated #3
Budget
budget
7.4 Good (4,183 reviews)
2 locations in Berkeley
Budget
Locations in Berkeley
2000 Kittredge Street
+1 510 666 1270
600 Gilman Street
+1 510 524 7237
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From $36/day
Rated #4
Avis
avis
7.8 Good (14 reviews)
3 locations in Berkeley
Avis
Locations in Berkeley
2000 Kittredge Street
+1 510 705 8991
5855 Horton Street
+1 510 420 1599
600 Gilman Street
+1 510 558 0441
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Car Rental Locations in Berkeley

Good to Know

Most Popular Agency Enterprise
Most Popular Car Type Economy
Average price $38/day
Good deal $29/day

When to Book a Rental Car in Berkeley

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Top Tips For Renting a Car in Berkeley

  • One of the main reasons to rent a car when visiting Berkeley is that, with one, it is a simple drive to reach the many wonderful nature parks that surround the city. For example, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area offers wonderful views of the bridge, bay, and the city. However, it is a slow process to get there via public transportation, while in a car it just an easy 30-minute drive from central Berkeley.
  • Looking to pick up a rental car for your time in Berkeley? If you are flying into San Francisco International Airport, the rental car counters are located in the Rental Car Center. To reach the Rental Car Center from the airport, simply hop onto the AirTrain Blue Line at any of the terminals and get off at the Rental Car Center stop.
  • Jaywalking is particularly common in Berkeley and drivers should be on the lookout for pedestrians, particularly when near UC Berkeley. This is partly because of the high density of pedestrians and also because of the many tiny streets in the area. In general, jaywalking isn’t as big of an issue as it is in some other big U.S. cities, but it is still something to look out for.
  • Berkeley, like many suburbs in large cities, suffers from daily bouts of rush hour. Typically, drivers can expect rush hour to last from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The evening rush hour can be particularly congested for drivers leaving the downtown area, so it is highly advised to time your driving accordingly. I-80 and the Bay Bridge are two spots to skirt around if you are looking to avoid traffic.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Berkeley for $29 or less
  • Book your rental car in Berkeley at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Berkeley are around 1% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Berkeley are around 51% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs About Renting a Car in Berkeley

How much does it cost to rent a car in Berkeley?

On average a rental car in Berkeley costs $32 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Berkeley?

Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Berkeley.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Berkeley?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Rent-A-Wreck ($24/day), Thrifty ($24/day) and Sixt ($25/day).

What is the best rental car company in Berkeley?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Berkeley are Enterprise (8.5, 12893 reviews), Budget (7.4, 4183 reviews), and Hertz (7.4, 3895 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: San Francisco Airport (SFO)?

Car rental companies onsite at San Francisco Airport include Fox, Thrifty, Sixt, Alamo, Hertz, Dollar, Enterprise, Budget, Economy Rent a Car and Avis.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: San Francisco Airport (SFO)?

Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Francisco Airport to off-airport locations include Fox, Thrifty, Sixt, Alamo, Hertz, Dollar, Enterprise, E-Z Rent-A-Car, Advantage, and Budget.

What is the cheapest rental car location in Berkeley?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Rent-A-Wreck 2955 Third St. 94107 (10 miles from city center).

How can I find car rentals near me in Berkeley?

Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Berkeley?

The roads in Berkeley are more than large enough to accommodate all sizes of vehicles from SUVs to sedans. That being said, there are some neighborhoods with smaller streets; for the most part, however, they aren’t an issue. Additionally, parking is another thing to keep in mind as in the most popular parts of town, larger cars may be difficult to find parking spots large enough for.

What's the speed limit in Berkeley?

Drivers can expect residential speed limits in Berkeley to range from 25 to 35 mph, while on larger roads the speed limit goes up to 50 mph and even up to 65 mph on motorways. On highways and interstates, drivers will see speed limits ranging from 65 to 70 mph.

How are gas prices in Berkeley?

Need to refill the tank while you are in Berkeley? If so, you can expect to pay around $3.45 per gallon of gas. This is slightly above average for the U.S., although it is right within the average for the West Coast.

Where are the best places to park in Berkeley?

Streetside parking can be very difficult to find in the central areas of Berkeley, especially during the peak hours of the work week. Aside from streetside parallel parking, parking garages are the main option available. In general, the garages are your best bet for parking, particularly if you are planning on to a more popular area. Drivers can usually expect to pay around $2.00 - $3.00 per hour for parking.

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