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Fremont car rentals from $21/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Fremont with a pick-up date of 6/25 and drop-off date of 7/25. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Fremont

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Toyota Yaris car
Toyota Yaris
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
$21/day
Nissan Versa car
Nissan Versa
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
$21/day
Volkswagen Jetta car
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$26/day
Subaru Legacy car
Subaru Legacy
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$28/day
Toyota Camry car
Toyota Camry
or similar LARGE
5
2
4-5
$34/day
Lexus NX car
Lexus NX
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
$42/day
Acura ILX car
Acura ILX
or similar LARGE
5
5
4-5
$33/day
Class Special Car car
Class Special Car
or similar Category
5
5
2/4
$32/day
Fiat 500X car
Fiat 500X
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
$33/day
Hyundai Santa Fe car
Hyundai Santa Fe
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$38/day
Honda CR-V car
Honda CR-V
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$41/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Fremont

  • San Jose International Airport (SJC) is the closest airport rental location to Fremont. Fox Rent A Car, Alamo, Dollar, and National are some of the providers at SJC. The distance from the airport to Fremont city center is around 18 miles. The drive, via route I-880 N, takes roughly 20 minutes. On the other hand, Oakland International Airport (OAK) is a little further, about 22 miles away. Popular Fremont cheap car rental providers at OAK include Thrifty, Enterprise, and Hertz. The rental car center is open 24/7, ensuring that travelers with flights landing late at night or early in the morning can pick up their cheap car rentals in Fremont. The drive from OAK to Fremont city center takes around 25 minutes via I-880 S.
  • Cheap car rentals in Fremont are not only available at airport locations. The car rental center at Fremont city center provides a convenient spot for rental pick up and return for those not flying into the city. It is located along Central Avenue, at the heart of Fremont. To locate the rental counters, follow the 880 Freeway South and take the exit onto Thornton Avenue. Turn right onto Blacow Road, then another right onto Central Avenue. Budget and Avis have counters and provide a wide selection of vehicles fitting all needs. You can quickly grab your rental and immediately start your Californian vacation.
  • Getting around Fremont streets is easy once you’re familiar with the major freeways. The major freeway on the inland is the I-680, while on the bayside it’s the I-880, which do not intersect. Mission Boulevard intersects with I-680 at the North Mission and South Mission exits, also known as Exits 16 and 12, respectively. Similarly, Fremont Boulevard intersects with I-880 twice at the North Fremont and South Fremont, also Exits 22 and 13, respectively.
  • As a safe and quiet suburb, Fremont is a great place to be based not only when visiting San Francisco but also the whole of the Bay Area, especially when you have a rental car. But the city is a gem on its own right, so make sure to drive to popular attractions such as the Great Mall of the Bay Area, around 12 miles from the city center. For a natural escapade, head to Muir Woods, only 40 miles away.
  • The two closest airports to Fremont are San Jose International Airport (SJC) and Oakland International Airport (OAK). The Rental Car Center at SJC is located just across from the Terminal B exit. Passengers at Terminal A can take the blue shuttle all the way there. The Rental Car Center at OAK is at the airport’s North Field, and there is a shuttle bus operating between the facility and all the terminals.
  • Fremont’s geography is mainly defined by the hills on the east side and the bay on the west, but most of the city is concentrated on the bay side, which is easier to drive and navigate. Mission Boulevard is one of the main streets, and is one to avoid driving through if you don’t want to face crowds. Fremont is also a good introduction to driving in San Francisco’s famous hills.
  • While San Francisco may really struggle when it comes to traffic congestion, Fremont is more manageable. Still, it’s best to avoid both the morning rush hour (7:30-9 a.m.) and the evening rush hour (3:30-7 p.m.) in order to skip the worst traffic. The I-880 route to both Oakland Airport and San Jose Airport gets pretty crowded during peak hour, with travel times often doubling.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Fremont for $50 or less
  • Book your rental car in Fremont at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Fremont are around 76% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Fremont

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Fremont?

    If you’re just driving through Fremont or intend on driving in San Francisco, the best option is renting a small, compact car such as a Smart because it’s easier to manage and park on the city’s narrow streets and steep hills. If you’re going on a road trip along the Californian coast during the summer, try a convertible to take in the scenic views.

  • What’s the speed limit in Fremont?

    The speed limit in the city is typically 25 miles per hour, but it is lower around schools and in specific residential areas. The limit on urban highways is set at 55 mph, and on rural highways it ranges between 65 and 70 mph. If you’re heading to San Francisco, just know that the speed limit on the iconic Golden Gate Bridge is 45 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Fremont?

    Street parking in San Francisco is scarce and often expensive, so it’s best to leave the car in Fremont and then commute using the BART or Caltrain railway systems. The Fremont Station parking lot offers a daily parking option for a fee of $3. There are also parking garages and lots scattered around Fremont’s center, including the Fremont Hub Shopping Center and Fremont Library Parking.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Fremont?

    On average a rental car in Fremont costs $67 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Fremont found in the last 2 weeks is $31.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Fremont?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Thrifty ($30/day), Hertz ($32/day) and Avis ($38/day).

  • How much is gas price in Fremont?

    The average gas price in Fremont is $3.74 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $45 and $60, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Fremont?

    Standard (Chrysler 200 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Fremont.

  • Which car rental companies are at San Francisco airport (SFO)?

    Car rental companies onsite at San Francisco airport include Kyte, Sixt, Fox, Thrifty, Budget, Hertz, Dollar, Alamo, Avis and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

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

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

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Fremont?

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

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Fremont?

    A Standard car rental in Fremont costs $29 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Fremont?

    A Compact car rental in Fremont costs $45 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car rental cost in Fremont?

    A Premium car rental in Fremont costs $70 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Fremont?

    On average a rental car in Fremont costs $470 per week ($67 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Fremont?

    On average a rental car in Fremont costs $2,015 per month ($67 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Fremont?

    Most car rental providers in Fremont offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Fremont, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Fremont?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 7 car rental agencies in Fremont.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Fremont?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Fremont?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Fremont so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • Are there toll roads in Fremont?

    Yes, drivers in Fremont must pay tolls to use The Dumbarton Bridge. The bridge connects Fremont to Menlo Park. The collection of tolls on the bridge is on the westbound side. All vehicles, including motorcycles and carpools, must pay for tolls on the bridge. Acceptable payments include Fastrack, Pay by Plate, and cash.

  • What different driving laws apply in Fremont?

    Any child below eight years should ride in a rear-facing child seat, while those above eight years should be restrained to a booster seat. Older kids should strap their safety belts, and only those above 12 years can occupy the front passenger’s seat. The BAC for drivers in Fremont is 0.08%, so avoid drinking before driving.

Fremont car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.8

Very good

19 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.4

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

8.5

3 locations in Fremont

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Locations in Fremont

4241 Peralta Blvd

+1 510 797 1410

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

4311 Solar Way

+1 510 353 6000

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
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5555 Stevenson Blvd

+1 510 353 6000

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Great service 👏 👍 👌

9.2 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

My favorite car rental company in Fremont. They are SO nice. Service still matters.

Cons:

Only wish they had more weekend hours and more cars available. Prices are sometimes not as good as I think they could be.

6.8 Okay

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Seemed pretty simple to book

Cons:

The vehicle - a Nissan Frontier, i booked wasn’t available because they said the online stock of vehicles isn’t always accurate. They left me no choice to but to spend about $15 more on a big Dodge 2500 pickup truck to go biking. The truck is way too big for the purpose I needed and cost of fuel to power the monster is way higher then necessary. My whole point of renting vehicles is because I have other ways to commute to work so I don’t need a car on the day to day. I’m trying to be eco-conscious, so having behemoth of a vehicle for a single person to go ride a mountain bike is ridiculous.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The price was the best

Cons:

I wasn’t informed that Sunday’s they were closed

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

There weren't any cars available at time of my reservation, they were very apologetic and made sure to get me the next available car

Cons:

Nothing was bad everything about this enterprise was great

5.2 Fair

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

the car was roomy

Cons:

spent way more on gas than i should have didnt get the car i had picked didn't honor the price they had given me online

1 out of 4

Hertz

8.0

Very good

28 reviews
Most popular

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.6

2 locations in Fremont

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Locations in Fremont

37063 Fremont Blvd.

+1 510 797 9900

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

4311 Solar Way

+1 510 498 8832

Monday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 17:00
Tuesday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 17:00
Thursday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 17:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Christina and raja were very helpful

6.0 Okay

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was amazing and pick-up and drop-off instructions were very helpful and easy. I was very pleased with my interactions with staff members and felt they did a great job!

Cons:

I was disappointed in the selection of vehicles I was able to rent. I had paid for an intermediate SUV and was given an option between a small one and an intermediate one. I went with the intermediate Nissan Rogue because I was told that it both radar cruise control and apple car play, both of which I asked for when renting the vehicle. Unfortunately, neither of those features were available on the vehicle I rented and I ended up driving almost 2000 miles without them. I was disappointed in the comfort of the ride and the lack of features of the vehicle and won't be renting from Hertz in the future.

4.8 Mediocre

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

They didn't have the car we requested. They gave a "free" upgrade but required us to pay added fees. It took longer to pick up the car as they had many unhappy customers waiting.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

All perfect.

7.6 Good

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, convenient location.

Cons:

Car want the cleanest, with some obvious sticky spots near cup holders and on the dash. The hybrid was nice, but I hadn't considered the smaller trunk space from the battery.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Service

Cons:

None

1 out of 7

Avis

6.6

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.0

One location in Fremont

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Locations in Fremont

5307 Central Avenue

+1 510 713 1006

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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6.0 Okay

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

he was courteous and explained the breakdown of the charges with patience

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

They always have the car you need and the prices are good

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

It's very easy very comfortable and the guy at the counter was great all in all very good experience

5.6 Fair

Dec 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Good price

Cons:

Called in advance if I could have 30 minutes grace period for returning, they said ok. When I arrived, the guy behind the counter gave me the silent treatment for about 5 minutes, then said " you're late " I explained that I called, but didn't matter to him. He says they could charge me for additional day- he was really indignant. Most rental companies will give an hour or so grace, but this guy would have none of it, even after I called ahead.

1 out of 2

Budget

6.5

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

5.9

One location in Fremont

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Locations in Fremont

5307 Central Avenue

+1 510 791 0780

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff. No issues.

Cons:

Could have listed the actual car that was going to be available. I realize that is difficult and it seems none of the companies do that.

9.2 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Great customer service

3.9 Poor

Aug 2021

KAYAK
The car vi rented had some severe issues with the breaks. Every time we would break, the whole car would shutter. Probably warped break rotors. It was quite scary at times as our road trip was going through some mountain areas. We could not swap the car either, as we had packed it with several stuff as our road trip was for moving purposes. The stuff we had in the car took forever to pack since it had to be strapped down and secured etc.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

Cheapest deal

2 locations in Fremont

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37063 Fremont Blvd.

+1 510 797 9900

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

37063 Fremont Boulevard

+1 510 797 9900

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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Dollar

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Fremont

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Locations in Fremont

37063 Fremont Blvd.

+1 510 797 9900

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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No reviews available

Loop Van

No score available yet

One location in Fremont

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Locations in Fremont

4321 Ingot St

+1 888 600 0793

Opening times not available

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61 travelers who rented a car in Fremont gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.0

Car rental locations in or near Fremont

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$67/day

Good deal

$50/day

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