|Car types||Compact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Pickup truck, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV|
|Popular agencies||Hertz, Enterprise, Avis|
Some car rental companies in Hayward which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Enterprise and Thrifty
On average a rental car in Hayward costs $46 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis ($54/day), Enterprise ($58/day) and Hertz ($60/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 19990 Skywest Dr 94541 (2 miles from city center).
The average gas price in Hayward is $3.52 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Ford Fusion or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Hayward.
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Francisco airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Sixt, Fox, Hertz, Dollar, Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, Advantage, and E-Z Rent-A-Car.
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A Intermediate car rental in Hayward costs $25 per day, on average.
A Standard car rental in Hayward costs $32 per day, on average.
A Supplier choice car rental in Hayward costs $33 per day, on average.
In Hayward, cars are most frequently rented at NU Car 1409 Rollins Rd (17 miles from city center).
On average a rental car in Hayward costs $319 per week ($46 per day).
On average a rental car in Hayward costs $1,368 per month ($46 per day).
Car rentals in Hayward are often utilized to navigate throughout the entire Bay Area, so the recommended vehicle is an economy or compact car. A smaller vehicle will allow you to navigate the tight streets of San Francisco, keep up with traffic on the many interstates, and take advantage of the efficient fuel economy as you take in the shores of San Francisco Bay.
Since 2015, the city of Hayward has been pushing strict enforcement of speed limits with the slogan "It’s a speed limit, not a suggestion." When you see a posted speed limit, do not expect much forgiveness from law enforcement if you choose to go over. Residential streets generally have 25mph limits, with major streets, such as Huntwood Avenue or Tennyson Road, posting limits of 40mph to 45mph.
Gasoline in the Bay Area is notoriously expensive, so be prepared to pay more than usual for your tank refill. The average price for a gallon of gas in Hayward is about $3.40, with prices rising as you get closer to San Francisco or Oakland. If you are looking for cheaper options in Hayward, the Costco on Hesperian Boulevard generally has lower prices per gallon. If you need to return your rental car to San Francisco International Airport or Oakland International Airport, try to fill up before getting to either of those cities, which have higher average gas prices of around $3.60 and $3.50 per gallon, respectively.
Parking in downtown Hayward is completely free. There are eight City of Hayward lots and two parking garages. Although all 1,689 spots are free, they have a variety of time limits depending on their proximity to different businesses. Parking structures are found on Mission Boulevard and Foothill Boulevard, with plenty more dispersed throughout the downtown area.
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