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Oakland, CA, United States
23 May — 30 May
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Oakland, CA, United States
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Oakland car rental information

Pick-up locationOakland
Rental locations26
Airport locations18

Oakland car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 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 Excellent25 Oct 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 Okay21 Sep 2020
Cons: Took over an hour to get the car.
2.0 Mediocre2 Sep 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 Mediocre23 Aug 2020
Pros: The canceled via text an hour before pickup.
2.0 Mediocre4 Aug 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 Excellent31 Dec 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 Excellent2 Aug 2019
Cons: Nothing, they’re great!
4.4 Okay12 Jun 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 Good11 Sep 2018
Pros: When Expedia cancelled my reservation, enterprise/ kayak filled in the gap!
10.0 Excellent17 Jul 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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Rated no. 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 Excellent5 May 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 Excellent1 Feb 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly.
8.0 Excellent28 Nov 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 Okay14 Nov 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 Mediocre9 Nov 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 Okay28 Oct 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 Mediocre19 Oct 2020
Pros: I wasn’t even able to get the car. NothingCons: Auto cancellation for places being over booked
4.8 Okay12 Oct 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 Good6 Oct 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 Excellent5 Oct 2020
Cons: The wait to get to an available agent was a little long. Other than that, an outstanding experience.
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Rated no. 3
Thrifty
7.4 Good (161 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 Good10 May 2021
Pros: The clean Hertz counter and the friendly attendantCons: I rented AN AMERICAN CAR!!! When I got there, all they had was a CRAPPY Korean car ( 2 of them) and no AMERICAN car. You should be ashamed of being in AMERICA and not stocking American cars. Why buy foreign cars and help their economy. REALLY SUCKS!!!!!!!
6.0 Good8 May 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 Excellent28 Mar 2021
Pros: Wonderful car. Great priceCons: The wait to pick up was horrible. Super long
10.0 Excellent31 Dec 2020
Pros: Staff was helpful. I actually had to extend the rental and that was easy.Cons: Nothing.
2.0 Mediocre21 Dec 2020
Cons: No one was there to assist
6.0 Good3 Dec 2020
Cons: Car smelled like cigarette smoke, after unpleasant air freshener wore off.
6.4 Good29 Sep 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 Excellent4 Jul 2020
Cons: Car return instructions could have been a bit more defined
9.6 Excellent11 Feb 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 Good27 Jan 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
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Rated no. 4
Budget
7.3 Good (163 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 Mediocre6 May 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 Mediocre7 Apr 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 Mediocre6 Apr 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 Okay28 Mar 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 Mediocre22 Mar 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 Good15 Sep 2020
Pros: PriceCons: Cleanliness of car
8.0 Excellent11 Aug 2020
Pros: Carla who helped me was wonderful
9.6 Excellent30 Jul 2020
Cons: Great rental.
2.0 Mediocre23 Jun 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 Okay6 Jan 2020
Cons: The car smells like cigarettes I got charge 10$ more for bringing the car back early .
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Rated no. 5
Payless
6.7 Good (208 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
  • 6.9
  • 6.6
  • 6.3
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent16 May 2021
Pros: Very easy to drop offCons: I booked through a 3rd party and they accepted my reservation but when I arrived they said they were sold out for a few days. They were able to help me but stressed me out about it first. 3rd party should know exact inventory to prevent this.
2.0 Mediocre13 May 2021
Pros: Bad service didn't know I had to have a ticket
2.0 Mediocre9 May 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 Mediocre29 Mar 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 Good26 Mar 2021
Cons: Grossly understaffed. No service at return. No record of return when I called next day. Under investigation.
10.0 Excellent23 Mar 2021
Pros: The staff were incredibly patient and kind.
2.0 Mediocre28 Oct 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 Okay30 May 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 Excellent19 Feb 2020
Cons: Getting through to.the customer service on the specific location on the phone
6.8 Good22 Sep 2019
Pros: pick up was very slow drop off was fine
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Rated no. 6
Fox
5.6 Okay (312 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 Excellent11 May 2021
Cons: better explanation of toll fees upront
8.0 Excellent3 May 2021
Cons: Slow check in
10.0 Excellent8 Apr 2021
Pros: Friendly service. No wait. New car.Cons: Assistance in finding vehicle
2.0 Mediocre6 Apr 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 Excellent3 Apr 2021
Pros: YES
8.0 Excellent1 Apr 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 Mediocre29 Mar 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 Excellent21 Mar 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 Excellent18 Mar 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 Mediocre2 Mar 2021
Cons: They did not have the car I reserved!
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Rated no. 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 Good2 Jul 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 Excellent21 Jun 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 Excellent23 Apr 2017
Good Price, Good Service, and No Complaints!Pros: See the headline.Cons: Wish it had GPS, but had our own.
8.0 Excellent18 Apr 2017
Pros: The check in and check out was very efficient. Very friendly staff.
7.6 Good17 Apr 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 Excellent9 Apr 2017
Pros: Jeep suv
10.0 Excellent7 Apr 2017
Pros: No problems what-so-ever. Reservation was easy, pick up was easy, drop off was easy
2.0 Mediocre30 Mar 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 Excellent28 Mar 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 Okay27 Mar 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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Rated no. 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 Mediocre6 May 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 Mediocre5 Apr 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 Excellent3 Apr 2021
Pros: Staff was very helpful if not overly courteous. Convenient location and acceptable price.
2.0 Mediocre23 Mar 2021
Cons: I could have been told about their policy of requiring a flight number to book
10.0 Excellent2 Nov 2020
Pros: Staff is incredibly helpful, friendly and efficient with check-out and check-in.
9.2 Excellent24 Jul 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 Excellent17 Feb 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 Okay2 Sep 2018
Pros: Clean car
4.0 Okay28 May 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 Mediocre12 Sep 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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Rated no. 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 Mediocre18 Jun 2017
Once again...Hertz group disappointsCons: Never again.
8.0 Excellent29 May 2017
Cons: It took way too long to pick-up the car however the clerk was terrific!
7.6 Good25 May 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 Good27 Apr 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 Mediocre16 Apr 2017
Cons: We did not rent it. And won't in the future
8.8 Excellent26 Mar 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 Mediocre18 Mar 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 Excellent15 Mar 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 Excellent13 Mar 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 Excellent8 Mar 2017
Cons: Poor shocks on front end made for a bumpy ride at times.
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Rated no. 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 Excellent17 Jan 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 Excellent29 Sep 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.
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
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
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Sunnycars
1 location in Oakland
Sunnycars
Locations in Oakland
7600 Earhart Road
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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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1436 travellers who rented a car in Oakland gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

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Top tips for hiring 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 hire 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 hire 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 hire 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 hire 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.
  • Book your rental car in Oakland at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Oakland are around 6% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Oakland

  • 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 price of fuel in Oakland is $4.48 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $54 and $72, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Oakland.

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

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

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

  • A Intermediate car rental in Oakland costs $45 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Oakland costs $43 per day, on average.

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

  • 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 hire companies include a condition that requires you to return the car with either a full tank of petrol 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.