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Oakland, CA
May 17 — May 24
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Oakland, CA
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Oakland car rental information

Pick-up locationOakland
Car typesCompact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations26
Airport locations18
Popular agenciesBudget, Enterprise, Avis, Fox, Dollar

Cheap car rentals in Oakland

$29/dayEconomy
$31/dayCompact
$33/dayIntermediate
$38/dayStandard
$33/dayFull-size
$52/dayFull-size SUV
$51/dayPremium
$66/dayLuxury
$72/dayConvertible
$42/dayStandard SUV
$43/dayIntermediate SUV
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Oakland car rental reviews and directory

From $43/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.4 Excellent (150 reviews)
5 locations in Oakland
Enterprise
Locations in Oakland
165 98th Ave+1 510 638 8600
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
25 Embarcadero Cove+1 510 532 0444
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3030 Broadway+1 510 893 7000
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
3950 Broadway+1 510 597 7800
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
7600 Earhart Rd+1 833 659 1911
Monday06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday06:00 - 21:00
Thursday06:00 - 21:00
Friday06:00 - 21:00
Saturday06:00 - 21:00
Sunday06:00 - 21:00
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
8.4 ExcellentOct 25 2020
Pros: Drop off very quick and easy.Cons: No traveller's info transfered to the rental so we had to wait while they entered it all manually. Total cost was 31% higher than the estimate.
4.4 OkaySep 21 2020
Cons: Took over an hour to get the car.
2.0 MediocreSep 2 2020
Cons: Got a text minutes before my reserved pick-up time telling me that it was cancelled. Called them up, and they shrugged it off.
2.0 MediocreAug 23 2020
Pros: The canceled via text an hour before pickup.
2.0 MediocreAug 4 2020
Cons: They cancelled my reservation by text five minutes before it was to begin. Apparently car availability isnt reflected in the online listings accurately
10.0 ExcellentDec 31 2019
Pros: The team over there is great, in and out fast, and adding the after hours checkout is a “nice to see” recent upgrade.
10.0 ExcellentAug 2 2019
Cons: Nothing, they’re great!
4.4 OkayJun 12 2019
Pros: The staff was very courteous.Cons: The car class I ordered was not available and nothing even close was on the lot. The car they gave me was dirty and I had to wait while they cleaned it. It was delivered to me with a broken seat adjustment knob and with only a half tank of gas.
7.6 GoodSep 11 2018
Pros: When Expedia cancelled my reservation, enterprise/ kayak filled in the gap!
10.0 ExcellentJul 17 2018
Pros: Very easy to check out and the car was perfect, I couldn’t have been more happy with the experience.
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From $36/dayRated #2
Hertz
7.6 Good (262 reviews)
3 locations in Oakland
Hertz
Locations in Oakland
1001 Broadway St.+1 510 451 3807
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
2400 Webster+1 510 268 0164
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
7600 Earhart Road, Suite 1+1 510 633 4300
Monday06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday06:00 - 21:00
Thursday06:00 - 21:00
Friday06:00 - 21:00
Saturday06:00 - 21:00
Sunday06:00 - 21:00
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 5 2021
Pros: Pick up and drop off were very easy, easy to extend online, no hassles/fairly straightforwardCons: Lower cost In particular, it would be nice to have the option to add the insurance for only select days of the rental where I knew I'd be driving the car.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 1 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly.
8.0 ExcellentNov 28 2020
Pros: Car was very nice and clean. Drop off was very easy. Just handed over the keys to someone who walked up to the car as I arrived. Got email containing receipt.Cons: Hertz website says there's Gold Counter Service at this location (ie, "Show your license and pick-up your keys...") Not at Oakland Marriott HLE. I specifically asked. Nope, I got the full enjoyment of waiting in line at the counter, suffering through the insurance upsell, re-running my credit card, etc.
4.4 OkayNov 14 2020
Pros: The staff at the office on Broadway were helpful and courteous. The customer support folks on the phone were unhelpful and, sadly, a terrible experience. My partner was crying in frustration. That bad. The car was clean on the outside, but bug spattered on the outside. Trying to change the credit card used was impossible over the phone.Cons: The way you charge for extras is a poor experience. The pack of flexibility around rental changes is difficult. I rent cars on the regular for work and hertz is always my last choice. It’s always a poor experience. I swore again after this last rental that I’d never do hertz again.
2.8 MediocreNov 9 2020
Pros: The staff was friendly but not helpfulCons: Vehicles were not in stock and we had to get a downsized vehicle. We were advised to go to the airport to trade in for a bigger vehicle and we got there nothing was available. Since we accepted the vehicle and drove to the airport, we could not get a refund. Horrible experience
4.0 OkayOct 28 2020
Pros: The staff was helpful and informative.Cons: The car reeked of cigarette smoke. I had a minor cold and was congested, so I couldn't smell it when I first got in the car. But then two different friends said it smelled like a smokestack. When my congestion cleared I smelled it too. And there were a few things in the car that had belonged to the previous renter.
2.0 MediocreOct 19 2020
Pros: I wasn’t even able to get the car. NothingCons: Auto cancellation for places being over booked
4.8 OkayOct 12 2020
Cons: Waited an hour to pick up the car from Oakland airport. Once inside it didn't smell or look very clean. The Passat they gave me got great gas mileage though.
6.0 GoodOct 6 2020
Pros: The lady was very friendly but I had to wait over 45 minutes. Going across the bridges, it was a bit unclear how much Hertz will charge me?Cons: The wait time could have been a LOT less...also, make it clear about crossing the bridges in the Bay Area.
10.0 ExcellentOct 5 2020
Cons: The wait to get to an available agent was a little long. Other than that, an outstanding experience.
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From $37/dayRated #3
Thrifty
Most popular
7.4 Good (160 reviews)
1 location in Oakland
Thrifty
Locations in Oakland
7600 Earhart Road+1 877 283 0898
Monday06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday06:00 - 21:00
Thursday06:00 - 21:00
Friday06:00 - 21:00
Saturday06:00 - 21:00
Sunday06:00 - 21:00
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 7
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMay 8 2021
Pros: We came at 10:00pm ,nobody helped or checked the car, eventhough they told me that it is open until 10:30 pm.
10.0 ExcellentMar 28 2021
Pros: Wonderful car. Great priceCons: The wait to pick up was horrible. Super long
10.0 ExcellentDec 31 2020
Pros: Staff was helpful. I actually had to extend the rental and that was easy.Cons: Nothing.
2.0 MediocreDec 21 2020
Cons: No one was there to assist
6.0 GoodDec 3 2020
Cons: Car smelled like cigarette smoke, after unpleasant air freshener wore off.
6.4 GoodSep 29 2020
Pros: Staff was nice.Cons: Took way too long between paperwork/payment and actually getting keys. Toll policy is bad. Especially since covid prevents cash payment of tolls.
10.0 ExcellentJul 4 2020
Cons: Car return instructions could have been a bit more defined
9.6 ExcellentFeb 11 2020
Pros: The car was excellent. Drop off was very easy.Cons: Pickup was a little messy, first no lot attendant, then a delay in getting the keys.
6.0 GoodJan 27 2020
Pros: drop off super easy, pick up took 30 minutes due to an understaffed counter and a long lineCons: more desk agents, shorter wait to pick up car
3.6 MediocreJan 23 2020
Cons: I had to wait over an hour to get a car, as they were out of cars and
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From $48/dayRated #4
Budget
7.3 Good (162 reviews)
2 locations in Oakland
Budget
Locations in Oakland
2428 Webster Street+1 510 272 9626
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
7600 Earhart Road+1 510 729 5021
Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday07:00 - 20:00
Sunday07:00 - 20:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 7
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 6 2021
Pros: The free airport shuttleCons: Customer service was awful. The truck smelt of weed and was badly damaged on all sides. The truck only had 19k miles on the odometer and the engine was tinny and the suspension is busted.
2.0 MediocreApr 7 2021
Pros: I actually had a very bad experience. The worst nightmare for anyone, especially when. You book a week ahead of pick up and looking for to you trip, and then you get told we don't have what you want and may not have it until after the long weekend, after waiting for more then an hour. They told me to speak to the manager, even more rude. The car I was waiting for was waiting outside for 45 minutes, the manager took another customer who ahead turned up 5 minutes ago, where I had been waiting for an hour. I have nothing against any race, but am Indian and the customer was white. This manager took the customer to the car and the customer didn't want it, so at this point I was getting mad and calling other companies, the manager came back and said I have a car for you. Now where did the car come from??? I called enterprise they had something waiting, but this manager was very rude and didn't have any apology or anything. I went with him to finish of the final paper work he wanted all the payment up front. Normally you would pay on return. In the end I just walked out of here. The worst place for customer service. I think he was racist.Cons: Improve everything about having self respect and respect everyone
2.0 MediocreApr 6 2021
Pros: The third vehicle that we eventually ended up with worked and was niceCons: Literally everything. More people working the counters, cars not smelling like people took their smoke breaks in them, car batteries having been tested before giving those vehicles out to customers. Not charging customers for fuel when they couldn't stop because the car you have them wouldn't start back up again.
4.0 OkayMar 28 2021
Pros: I stood in line for one hour and ten minutes while a single agent served dozens of clients. She was clearly doing her best, but it was a circus. At one point, Budget customers heard that they could also get served at the Avis counter. Some were successful and others were told they had to go to the back of the enormous Budget line. I will never forget it. It was horrible.Cons: Perhaps have more staff at the AIRPORT to provide customer service? Waiting in line for more than an hour is UNACCEPTABLE. My rental was only supposed to be twelve hours. I was not even offered a pro-rate on my rental--I was there on time for pick-up but ended up dinking around waiting for customer service until nearly ninety minutes into my rental. I spent the rest of the day rushing to get my errands run. Ruined my day. Thanks.
2.0 MediocreMar 22 2021
Cons: Checkout was awful. The per-person time to checkout was excessive, people who already checked out kept coming back in and going up to the counter, it was close to 45 mins from time I got off shuttle until time I got in car. Car reeked of smoke.
6.4 GoodSep 15 2020
Pros: PriceCons: Cleanliness of car
8.0 ExcellentAug 11 2020
Pros: Carla who helped me was wonderful
9.6 ExcellentJul 30 2020
Cons: Great rental.
2.0 MediocreJun 23 2020
Cons: I drove 35 minutes from Danville to Oakland to pick up a van and then I had reserved. When I got there the lady at the counter did not even look up to acknowledge me. I stood there for about five minutes and then approached her and said am I at the correct counter for budget? She then asked what she could do for me. Then she told me that they did not have any cars available. She told me that I could sit down and wait to see what happens or come back later. Worst car rental experience ever. I left without a car.
4.8 OkayJan 6 2020
Cons: The car smells like cigarettes I got charge 10$ more for bringing the car back early .
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From $33/dayRated #5
Payless
Cheapest deal
6.8 Good (206 reviews)
1 location in Oakland
Payless
Locations in Oakland
7600 Earhart Road+1 510 638 1000
Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday07:00 - 20:00
Sunday07:00 - 20:00
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 6.6
  • 6.3
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 9 2021
Cons: Sorry my bad. I screwed up. Will actually not fully my fault. I did indicate I wanted to rent from SFO airport and it also apparently gave me options for Oakland airport rentals and I rented a car from there without realizing. Duh! Will anyway it was nonrefundable and I'm screwed out of $140. So since kayak sent me a request via email for a review of my car rental it's fair to say it didn't go so well!
2.0 MediocreMar 29 2021
Pros: nothingCons: I reserved the car and was scheduled to pick it up at 8PM. I showed up a little bit late, and I assume this would be no problem, because the Oakland Airport Rental Car Center is open 24 hours a day. When I got to the car rental center, no one was at the Payless desk, and another lady told me that Payless closes at 8PM. So why would I be allowed to reserve a car for pickup at the time that the desk closes? So anyway, I had to change my trip plans because I had no rental car.
6.0 GoodMar 26 2021
Cons: Grossly understaffed. No service at return. No record of return when I called next day. Under investigation.
10.0 ExcellentMar 23 2021
Pros: The staff were incredibly patient and kind.
2.0 MediocreOct 28 2020
Cons: Although i had all the requirements to rent a car, they would not rent to me and it cost me a plane ticket. 95 usd and a hotel room 80usd to go home to Las Vegas. I will not recommend them
4.0 OkayMay 30 2020
Cons: huge delay at pickup. Chaotic and dangerous. No social distancing, no attempt to address situation to reduce crowd. No staff. Never again!
10.0 ExcellentFeb 19 2020
Cons: Getting through to.the customer service on the specific location on the phone
6.8 GoodSep 22 2019
Pros: pick up was very slow drop off was fine
9.2 ExcellentJun 7 2019
Pros: Drop off and getting the car was very easy.Cons: Dropoff could be better. Not good signage, then you have to go inside to the desk to finish your dropoff. Inconvenient.
5.2 OkayJun 5 2019
Pros: Car was niceCons: Cost ended up being more than twice what I was quoted. I asked for only the insurance that was legally required. They charged me for insurance that was not required and cost $15/day. I got a flat tire. No spare in the car. Took them _six hours_ to come fix it!
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From $37/dayRated #6
Fox
5.6 Okay (311 reviews)
1 location in Oakland
Fox
Locations in Oakland
7600 Earhart Road+1 510 254 4410
Monday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
  • 5.8
  • 5.9
  • 5.4
  • 5.4
  • 5.7
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMay 3 2021
Cons: Slow check in
10.0 ExcellentApr 8 2021
Pros: Friendly service. No wait. New car.Cons: Assistance in finding vehicle
2.0 MediocreApr 6 2021
Cons: Make sure that the vehicles are clean and in good working order have to turn in 2 vehicles and the third one the seat belt was not working in the back seat And the people who received vehicles should be a little nicer
10.0 ExcellentApr 3 2021
Pros: YES
8.0 ExcellentApr 1 2021
Pros: Pick up and drop off were pretty fast and easy!Cons: Car wasn't super clean, damage on the outside, sounded like it needed some work under the hood, but everything went ok and no surprise fees! I think I would pay a little more to have a cleaner car next time.
2.0 MediocreMar 29 2021
Pros: There were no cars available (they don't do same day reservations) and the staff was super unhelpful helping me troubleshoot.Cons: A warning message about not accepting same day reservations and if not, at least being willing to help troubleshoot and find a different car with a different rental car company.
10.0 ExcellentMar 21 2021
Pros: Easy to pickup and drop off.Cons: No choices on the car that we were assigned. But we were happy with the car that we were given anyway.
8.0 ExcellentMar 18 2021
Cons: Pick up at Oakland Airport not at all efficient. I realize this is not the fault of FOX but it took over an hour from landing to driving away in car. TOOOOOOOO long!
2.0 MediocreMar 2 2021
Cons: They did not have the car I reserved!
10.0 ExcellentMar 2 2021
Pros: Check in and outCons: On the Ad and when we make a reservation, we booked a specific car (Kia), but we got another car (Mitsubishi) which was just OK. If they put a specific car, Fox should rent the particular car.
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From $45/dayRated #7
Alamo
8.9 Excellent (82 reviews)
1 location in Oakland
Alamo
Locations in Oakland
7600 Earhart Rd+1 833 659 1913
Monday06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday06:00 - 21:00
Thursday06:00 - 21:00
Friday06:00 - 21:00
Saturday06:00 - 21:00
Sunday06:00 - 21:00
  • 9
  • 9.1
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
7.6 GoodJul 2 2017
Cons: When we picked up our car, fortunately before we left the lot, we noticed that we had been given a car with an almost flat tire. Alamo quickly put us in another car, but it wasn't until after we left the lot that we realized we were given a car without a full tank of gas. This location doesn't seem to pay attention to details.
10.0 ExcellentJun 21 2017
Pros: Nice car.Cons: We were upgraded automatically. We wanted a car that got good mileage and car got 30 miles to a gallon but it used premium. We were in California so it got expensive.
9.6 ExcellentApr 23 2017
Good Price, Good Service, and No Complaints!Pros: See the headline.Cons: Wish it had GPS, but had our own.
8.0 ExcellentApr 18 2017
Pros: The check in and check out was very efficient. Very friendly staff.
7.6 GoodApr 17 2017
Pros: Clean carCons: Miscommunication with the local office and remote information staff. I was told there would be no fee for dropping off the car an hour late but instead I was charged an extra hour plus a day official insurance fee and the excuse was that the 1-800 help line does not always have information reflective of each rental site's policy, which should not be the case! What's the point of getting misguided info?
9.2 ExcellentApr 9 2017
Pros: Jeep suv
10.0 ExcellentApr 7 2017
Pros: No problems what-so-ever. Reservation was easy, pick up was easy, drop off was easy
2.0 MediocreMar 30 2017
Rude , IgnorancePros: I loved loosing $80 and being hung up on ! Just what I should've expected yeah ? You should expect the "Alamo" service and treatment if you call them.Cons: They were so rude I canceled my reservation And , I was unable to get my $80 worth of insurance back so that was a big waste so rudeness and cost me $80 ..... y'all run right over there.
8.8 ExcellentMar 28 2017
Pros: New clean carCons: Desk representative tried to push insurance coverage myltuple times even when I repeatedly said I had primary coverage on my CC. Finally desisted.
5.6 OkayMar 27 2017
4 wheel drive scamCons: I paid extra for an SUV just so I could have 4 wheel drive. We didn't need a car that big, just needed the 4WD for the mountains. We went to pick up the car and were told that all of their SUV's were 2 wheel drive unless you paid extra- like $190 extra. That is more than the cost of my rental to begin with! I didn't even realize you could purchase SUV's without 4WD. Such a scam.
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From $47/dayRated #8
Avis
7.4 Good (43 reviews)
2 locations in Oakland
Avis
Locations in Oakland
2428 Webster Street+1 510 835 2910
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
7600 Earhart Road+1 510 577 6360
Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday07:00 - 20:00
Sunday07:00 - 20:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 6 2021
Pros: The drop-off representative was very helpful and understanding of the issues we faced with our car rental.Cons: The car had no windshield wiper fluid and no UBS ports so we couldn't charge our phones and have the benefit of a nav system.
2.0 MediocreApr 5 2021
Pros: I picked my car on Friday 4/2/2021 and sropped off the same day at a dfferent location. On Monday, I received an email that I was a no-show for my rental pick upi and that a charge of $50 will be applied to my credit card. I tried to call but the cale was disconnected twice and after that there was a problem wtih a website. Absolutely a dishonest service! I am shocked!
8.0 ExcellentApr 3 2021
Pros: Staff was very helpful if not overly courteous. Convenient location and acceptable price.
2.0 MediocreMar 23 2021
Cons: I could have been told about their policy of requiring a flight number to book
10.0 ExcellentNov 2 2020
Pros: Staff is incredibly helpful, friendly and efficient with check-out and check-in.
9.2 ExcellentJul 24 2020
Pros: Drop off staff in Modesto was really nice.Cons: Car rental companies consistently want to up sell, and push their own insurance.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 17 2020
Cons: The price that was quoted on Kayak was $10 lower than what Avis charged me. Avis couldn’t tell me why the final price was higher.
5.6 OkaySep 2 2018
Pros: Clean car
4.0 OkayMay 28 2018
Car smelled like smokePros: Apple CarPlay in the vehicleCons: The car smelled terrible. When I told them upon check in, they didn’t care
2.0 MediocreSep 12 2017
Dirty car and tagged with profanityPros: N/ACons: Bad service, dirty vehicle, incorrect information on my contract vs what is on the car in reference to miles and gas gauge. Most importantly the car had profanity tagged on it. Ridiculous! Manager gave me no time.
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From $35/dayRated #9
Dollar
7.4 Good (53 reviews)
1 location in Oakland
Dollar
Locations in Oakland
7600 Earhart St+1 866 434 2226
Monday06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday06:00 - 21:00
Thursday06:00 - 21:00
Friday06:00 - 21:00
Saturday06:00 - 21:00
Sunday06:00 - 21:00
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 6.9
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 18 2017
Once again...Hertz group disappointsCons: Never again.
8.0 ExcellentMay 29 2017
Cons: It took way too long to pick-up the car however the clerk was terrific!
7.6 GoodMay 25 2017
Oakland Airport Pick Up Is a Nightmare!Pros: Great car! Great drop-off!Cons: Waited over 15 minutes in line. Only 1 person working. Hard sell on liability insurance and coverage!
6.0 GoodApr 27 2017
Cons: Customer service in Oakland was awful. Not only did we have to wait for a car after our reserved pick up time, the representative did not process our paperwork and then overcharged us. Terrible experience.
2.0 MediocreApr 16 2017
Cons: We did not rent it. And won't in the future
8.8 ExcellentMar 26 2017
Choosing the carPros: I like the way you can walk into the parking lot and pick your own carCons: When I walked into the parking lot there were not enough American cars there is always a shortage of American cars this is an American company should have more American cars then crappy Asian cars
2.0 MediocreMar 18 2017
Hidden Fees and ConditionsPros: The customer service representative. Very kind and helped me explore others means to get home.Cons: The require $300 they needed to have me put down to get the car. Struggling student salary....
10.0 ExcellentMar 15 2017
Impressed by the service level at Dollar!Pros: The woman assisting me at check in was efficient, friendly and helpful. I've never tried Dollar before but I would definitely recommend them.
9.6 ExcellentMar 13 2017
Smooth tripPros: Very easy to make my reservation online (and cheaper this way), easy check in, no hidden "fine print," easy and convenient dropoff.Cons: I tried calling to get more information before I made my online reservation, and they did not answer the phone. I was on hold for over 10 minutes and had to call back several times before I spoke with a representative.
8.8 ExcellentMar 8 2017
Cons: Poor shocks on front end made for a bumpy ride at times.
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From $63/dayRated #10
National
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Oakland
National
Locations in Oakland
7600 Earhart Rd+1 833 659 1912
Monday06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday06:00 - 21:00
Thursday06:00 - 21:00
Friday06:00 - 21:00
Saturday06:00 - 21:00
Sunday06:00 - 21:00
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJan 17 2017
Good experiencePros: Easy interface on line to find, reserve vehicle. Received confirmation promptly. When picking up vehicle at National, rep was pleasant, helpful and reservation was in the system with no hassles. Dropping off I got 2 thank yous from staff as I was walking inside.Cons: When picking up the insurance offered was much higher than when it was offered online. I should have got it then??
10.0 ExcellentSep 29 2016
Pros: Ease of rental....started the process on line. Very helpful and courteous staff at the Oakland Airport site (I believe Christina may have been working at the counter).Cons: Cannot think of a thing.
From $54/day
Airport Van
1 location in Oakland
Airport Van
Locations in Oakland
1 Airport Dr
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Easirent
1 location in Oakland
Easirent
Locations in Oakland
Oakland International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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Europcar
1 location in Oakland
Europcar
Locations in Oakland
Please Go To Fox Counter+1 510 254 4410
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Flight Car
1 location in Oakland
Flight Car
Locations in Oakland
Oakland airport+1 844 742 5870
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Its Rent a Car
1 location in Oakland
Its Rent a Car
Locations in Oakland
Terminal 1, 1 Airport Dr, Oakland, CA+1 415 370 8478
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Rhodium
1 location in Oakland
Rhodium
Locations in Oakland
Oakland Airport. On-airport. Oakland International Airport. 7600 Earhart Road, Car Rental Center.+1 510 254 4410
Monday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
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Sunnycars
1 location in Oakland
Sunnycars
Locations in Oakland
7600 Earhart Road
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From $98/day
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
1 location in Oakland
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in Oakland
8105 Edgewater Dr.+1 800 940 9332
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1431 travelers who rented a car in Oakland gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

Car rental locations in or near Oakland

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$50/day

Good deal

$39/day

When to book a rental car in Oakland

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Oakland

  • Oakland is an eclectic city full of alternative arts and diverse food culture, with hidden gems sprawled across the city. Whether you are planning on attending an Oakland Athletics ballgame or checking out the long list of art museums in town, renting a car will give you the opportunity to make the most of your time here. Your rental car will also let you explore the Californian wilderness in the Anthony Chabot Regional Park or venture across the bay to the bright lights and bustling metropolis of San Francisco.
  • The Oakland International Airport is located only 10 miles south of downtown and has major car rental companies such as Alamo, Avis, Budget, and Enterprise. Once you have viewed the best deals with KAYAK and have chosen your preferred company, pick-up at the airport is simple. Shuttle buses leave every 10 minutes from outside Terminal 2 and will take you directly to the airport’s Rental Car Center.
  • Be mindful that the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is a tollway when driving westbound to San Francisco, so, if you are planning on including this in your driving route, be sure to check the conditions of your rental agreement. There is a large number of one-way streets throughout Oakland, so it is best to use a navigational GPS to preplan your drive before taking off.
  • Rush hour traffic can be troublesome during the peak commuter periods as workers travel between the nearby cities of Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose. The morning rush is most evident between 6:30 am and 9 am, while in the evening it is best to avoid driving between 5 pm and 8 pm if possible. The I-80 encompasses the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and continues further north past Berkeley, so it is recommended to redirect away from this major thoroughfare during rush hour.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Oakland for $39 or less
  • Book your rental car in Oakland at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Oakland are around 49% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in Oakland are around 48% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Oakland

  • Some car rental companies in Oakland which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Thrifty, Hertz and Dollar

  • On average a rental car in Oakland costs $50 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($33/day), Enterprise ($39/day) and Fox ($42/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Fox 7600 Earhart Road 94603 (6 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Oakland are Alamo (8.6, 331 reviews), Enterprise (8.4, 313 reviews), and Dollar (7.7, 215 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Oakland is $3.25 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $39 and $52, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Oakland.

  • Car rental companies onsite at San Francisco airport include Thrifty, Sixt, Fox, Hertz, Dollar, Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, Avis and National.

  • 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.

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

  • A Standard car rental in Oakland costs $53 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Oakland costs $53 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Oakland costs $46 per day, on average.

  • In Oakland, cars are most frequently rented at Fox 7600 Earhart Road (6 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Oakland costs $348 per week ($50 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Oakland costs $1,492 per month ($50 per day).

  • Since Oakland is one of the most expensive major U.S. cities to fill up on gas, choosing an economical small car will be in your best interest to reduce the price of your trip. Picking something similar to a Toyota Yaris or Ford Fiesta will provide you with the comfort and space to enjoy your driving while keeping fuel costs to a minimum.

  • Residential or business areas have a speed limit of 25 mph, while highways generally have a maximum speed of 55 mph. Certain major highways such as the I-80 allow you to increase to the maximum California speed limit of 65 mph.

  • You can expect to pay approximately $3.62 per gallon in Oakland which is about $1 above the American average. Remember that most rental companies include a condition that requires you to return the car with either a full tank of gas or the same level it had when you pick it up.

  • On-street parking can be quite useful, depending on the time of day, and available for just $2 per hour. During peak rush hours such as lunchtime and early evening, it is advisable to look for alternative options such as the 16 city-owned parking lots or private garages.

  • 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!).