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Oakland Car Rental Information

Pick-up Location Oakland
Car Types Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, Minivan, Premium, SUV, Standard, Van
Rental Locations 24
Airport Locations 16
Popular Agencies Hertz, Fox, Alamo, Enterprise, Thrifty

Cheap Car Rentals in Oakland

Economy $21/day
Compact $22/day
Intermediate $22/day
Standard $23/day
Full-size $24/day
SUV $26/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Oakland hertz
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Oakland hertz
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Oakland fox
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Oakland fox
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Oakland fox
4 Adults, 2 Bags SUV car in Oakland fox
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Oakland car rental reviews and directory

From $40/day
Rated #1
Alamo
Best Rated
8.7 Excellent (6,703 reviews)
1 location in Oakland
Alamo
Locations in Oakland
7600 Earhart Rd
+1 510 877 4507
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From $43/day
Rated #2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (13,032 reviews)
5 locations in Oakland
Enterprise
Locations in Oakland
165 98th Ave
+1 510 638 8600
25 Embarcadero Cove
+1 510 532 0444
3030 Broadway
+1 510 893 7000
3950 Broadway
+1 510 597 7800
7600 Earhart Rd
+1 510 567 1760
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From $39/day
Rated #3
Avis
avis
7.6 Good (2,270 reviews)
2 locations in Oakland
Avis
Locations in Oakland
2428 Webster Street
+1 510 835 2910
7600 Earhart Road
+1 510 577 6360
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From $42/day
Rated #4
Budget
7.4 Good (4,296 reviews)
2 locations in Oakland
Budget
Locations in Oakland
2428 Webster Street
+1 510 272 9626
7600 Earhart Road
+1 510 729 5021
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From $34/day
Rated #5
Hertz
7.4 Good (4,065 reviews)
3 locations in Oakland
Hertz
Locations in Oakland
1001 Broadway St.
+1 510 451 3807
2400 Webster
+1 510 268 0164
7600 Earhart Road, Suite 1
+1 510 633 4300
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From $32/day
Rated #6
Dollar
7.3 Good (6,495 reviews)
1 location in Oakland
Dollar
Locations in Oakland
7600 Earhart St
+1 866 434 2226
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From $32/day
Rated #7
Thrifty
Most popular
7.1 Good (2,860 reviews)
1 location in Oakland
Thrifty
Locations in Oakland
7600 Earhart Road
+1 877 283 0898
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From $33/day
Rated #8
Payless
6.6 Good (2,827 reviews)
1 location in Oakland
Payless
Locations in Oakland
7600 Earhart Road
+1 510 638 1000
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From $31/day
Rated #9
Fox
6.1 Good (1,559 reviews)
1 location in Oakland
Fox
Locations in Oakland
7600 Earhart Rd
+1 510 254 4410
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From $54/day
Rated #10
National
national
8.0 Excellent (887 reviews)
1 location in Oakland
National
Locations in Oakland
7600 Earhart Rd
+1 510 877 4507
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From $20/day
Ace
ace
Cheapest deal
1 location in Oakland
Ace
Locations in Oakland
1 Airport Dr.
+1 877 826 4680
Airport Van
airportvanre
1 location in Oakland
Airport Van
Locations in Oakland
1 Airport Dr
Flight Car
flightcarad
1 location in Oakland
Flight Car
Locations in Oakland
Oakland airport
+1 844 742 5870
Its Rent a Car
its
1 location in Oakland
Its Rent a Car
Locations in Oakland
Terminal 1, 1 Airport Dr, Oakland, CA
+1 415 370 8478
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Oakland
Sunnycars
Locations in Oakland
7600 Earhart Road
From $76/day
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
zeeba
1 location in Oakland
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in Oakland
8105 Edgewater Dr.
+1 800 940 9332

Car Rental Locations in Oakland

Good to Know

Most Popular Agency Thrifty
Most Popular Car Type Intermediate
Average price $43/day
Good deal $34/day

When to Book a Rental Car in Oakland

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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 $34 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 2% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Oakland are around 40% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs About Renting a Car in Oakland

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

On average a rental car in Oakland costs $45 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Oakland?

Intermediate (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Oakland.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Oakland?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($21/day), Fox ($22/day) and National ($29/day).

What is the best rental car company in Oakland?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Oakland are Alamo (8.7, 6703 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 13032 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2270 reviews).

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

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

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 Thrifty, Sixt, Fox, Hertz, Alamo, Dollar, Enterprise, E-Z Rent-A-Car, Budget, and Advantage.

What is the cheapest rental car location in Oakland?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 177 S. Airport Blvd. 94080 (13 miles from city center).

How can I find car rentals near me in Oakland?

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 Oakland?

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.

What's the speed limit in Oakland?

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.

How are gas prices in Oakland?

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.

Where are the best places to park in Oakland?

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.