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Car rental at Oakland Airport

Driver's age: 26-65
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Cheap car rentals at Oakland Airport

Economy$65/day
Compact$48/day
Intermediate$50/day
Standard$70/day
Full-size$69/day
People mover$115/day
Full-size SUV$132/day
Premium$64/day
Luxury$102/day
Intermediate SUV$73/day
Standard SUV$75/day
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Top tips for hiring a car at Oakland Airport

  • You can conveniently get a car rental at Oakland Airport at any time because the Rental Car Center runs 24h a day. Besides the daily working hours, you can make special requests for after-hours services, allowing you to pick up or drop off the vehicle overnight. In such cases, the car remains in your responsibility until the company completes a satisfactory check-in of your car rental.
  • Many companies at Oakland Airport car rental center incorporate hygiene maintenance with enhanced cleaning services, including disinfecting high-touch places. You can also enjoy free cancellation policies from different providers to improve your convenience when dealing with emergencies. Getting a car rental at the airport enables you to connect to areas within and around the city with ease, even for first-time visitors. Additionally, you can efficiently manage your time and avoid sitting in Bay Area traffic via public transportation, making it more comfortable to move around Oakland for business or leisure.
  • You can conveniently return your car to the rental office at Oakland Airport since all the companies offer the same pick-up and drop-off points. The Rental Car Center sits on Earhart Road, which you can access from the city center in approximately 15min via I-880S and Hegenberger Road. You can find blue signs when you approach the airport that led you to the Rental Car Return area.
  • Most freeways in the Bay Area have rush hours in the mornings and evenings when people are commuting to and from work, requiring you to depart earlier or later to avoid inconveniences. Notably, some routes like Interstate 580 that links to Interstate 880 can have more congestion in the early evening. Hence, you want to plan your drive when picking up or returning the car rental at Oakland Airport with the rush hours in mind for accurate time management.
  • Book your car hire at Oakland Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Oakland Airport

  • How can you get to the rental car offices at Oakland Airport?

    The Rental Car Center is about 10min away from the terminals at the airport's North Field. Upon arrival, you can exit the baggage claim area and reach it using the Rental Car Shuttle, running between the terminals and center. The bus is accessible around the fourth curb in front of Terminal 1 and 2, leaving approximately every 10min.

  • What services can you get at the car rental center at Oakland Airport?

    You can find self-service kiosks that let you directly check-in without needing the rental counter service. In addition, you can quickly receive a receipt-sized rental agreement that you can present with your driver's license at the exit booth when driving out in the rented vehicle. The Rental Car Center has drop boxes for the different companies in the return area, aiding you when dropping off your car after hours.

  • Which car rental offices offer the most convenience at Oakland Airport?

    The Rental Car Center's proximity to the terminals enhances your convenience when getting a car rental at Oakland Airport. Enterprise, Avis, Budget, Alamo, and Thrifty are some of the most convenient rental companies at the airport, offering free cancellation and enhanced cleaning. Moreover, you can avoid long waits and skip the counter using the Fastbreak or Accelerated Check-in policy given by certain companies like Budget and Alamo.

  • What documentation do you need to get services from Oakland's rental car center?

    Most companies at Oakland Airport's Rental Car Center require you to be at least 21 years to get a vehicle, with drivers aged between 21 and 24 incurring an underage surcharge. They must also possess an approved credit card and a valid driving license. Notably, the license must include your photograph because most car rental companies do not accept digital licenses. International travelers can obtain Oakland Airport car rental services by showing a valid foreign license with an optional International Driver's Permit (IDP). However, the IDP is compulsory for translation purposes when the foreign driving license uses a non-Latin-based alphabet.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company at Oakland Airport?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Thrifty ($48/day), Dollar ($50/day) and Budget ($76/day).

  • What is the best rental car company at Oakland Airport?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies at Oakland Airport are Hertz (7.6, 91 reviews), Budget (6.8, 137 reviews), and Thrifty (6.4, 77 reviews).

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Oakland Airport?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Oakland Airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless, and Thrifty.

Oakland Airport car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

Best rated

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

7.6

One location in Oakland Airport

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Locations in Oakland Airport

7600 Earhart Road, Suite 1

+1 510 633 4300

Monday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Friday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Saturday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
The check-in clerk was awesome very helpful and streamlined my drop off. Give that man a raise.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Car was clean & in good condition. Excellent communication from everyone especially the manager Tess & the lady who checked us out at the gate, they could not have been friendlier or more helpful. One exception of when picking up the young lady did not seem to know we were covered for insurance & presented us with a bill for $99 she said which was for an extra day, we were not taking an extra day which was clearly stated on our rental voucher (which she did not want to see) I questioned the amount to be charged & this was amended immediately. Overall would definitely use this service again.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Super easy drop off. Very friendly employees!

Cons:

Website a little overwhelming.TMI

6.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The pickup was fairly smooth. The selection wasn't great.

Cons:

More selection would've been nice. Should've gone with Hertz or Avis.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I wasn’t even able to get the car. Nothing

Cons:

Auto cancellation for places being over booked

4.8 Mediocre

Oct 2020

KAYAK

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.

1 out of 37

Budget

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

6.5

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7600 Earhart Road

+1 510 729 5021

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The agent at the pickup counter was delightful, friendly and expeditious. Same for drop off experience!

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The lied me. The agent sold me an upgrade that I didn't want. He didn't tell me anything about the upgrade, he just said that there was an error that would be solved when I return the car. Surprise: there wasn't any error and they regret to return the money because I signed the contract (that wasn't well explained). It's a scam. Don't rent a car here or in avis.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
We didn’t like your service I will never do it again

10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
Excellent price and good service

8.0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Plenty of room inside the truck.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Lines were too long, not enough people working

1 out of 41

Payless

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

6.8

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7600 Earhart Road

+1 510 638 1000

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Very easy to drop off

Cons:

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 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Bad service didn't know I had to have a ticket

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

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 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

nothing

Cons:

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 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Grossly understaffed. No service at return. No record of return when I called next day. Under investigation.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were incredibly patient and kind.

1 out of 46

Thrifty

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.1

Value for money

6.7

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7600 Earhart Road

+1 877 283 0898

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Pick up and drop off was simple enough. Car was clean and just what we needed. Price point was unbeatable. Will use thrifty again in the future.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Continue Doing a great job.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Scheduled a pick up for 9 am. We called at 8 am to ensure our car was ready; they said it was. We arrived only to have them let us know that they were sold out and had been sold out since 6 am and we were lied to. We were told that we had to wait two and a half hours if not more. It wasn’t until we waited in a line of 20+ people to speak to the clerk that told us we could leave earlier if we took an E.V. The customer service at hertz was horrible and thrifty was better.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

None

6.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The clean Hertz counter and the friendly attendant

Cons:

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 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

We came at 10:00pm ,nobody helped or checked the car, eventhough they told me that it is open until 10:30 pm.

1 out of 40

Fox

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

6.1

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7600 Earhart Road

+1 510 254 4410

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
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8.0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was helpful and friendly.

Cons:

Better value than Hertz or Dollar.

8.0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

better explanation of toll fees upront

8.0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Slow check in

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly service. No wait. New car.

Cons:

Assistance in finding vehicle

2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

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 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

YES

1 out of 92

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

50 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Oakland Airport

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7600 Earhart Rd

+1 833 659 1911

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
Great customer service. Super easy in and out. No wait.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great service! Everyone was helpful and friendly! And it was a short drive to In n Out to start off a west coast trip right!

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean and problem free

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Enterprise waives one way drop-off charges if you do not drop at an airport location. This saved us nearly half of the cost.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Superb Customer service. Ny was particularly excellent.

5.2 Fair

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Once I was able to get past the pushy clerk, who kept trying to up sell me on the rental, the agents in the lot were efficient and friendly.

Cons:

Pushy desk clerk (Matt I think) kept trying to up sell me on upgrading my rental and adding unnecessary extras. Very annoying and off putting.

1 out of 6

Alamo

8.0

Very Good

93 reviews

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.8

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7600 Earhart Rd

+1 833 659 1913

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The staff at Oakland was great!

6.0 Okay

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I called Alamo twice to confirm that my SUV rental would be AWD as this was the sole reason for my rental to drive into snowy weather and both times was told I would have AWD with any SUV rental. However, at OAK airport I was told I am not guaranteed AWD and in additional OAK airport is the only Alamo location in the Bay Area that charges an additional fee for AWD. Eventually the agent did make an effort to help me get what we needed but the experience was unnecessarily disconcerting.

7.6 Good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

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 Wonderful

Jun 2017

KAYAK

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 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

See the headline.

Cons:

Wish it had GPS, but had our own.

8.0 Very Good

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The check in and check out was very efficient. Very friendly staff.

1 out of 14

Dollar

6.6

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

7.7

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7600 Earhart St

+1 866 434 2226

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Jun 2024

KAYAK
it was terrible. the clerk was rude, insolent, hostile and yelled at me. i hadnt intentionally reserved an EV (I don't live in the bay area and don't know the infrastructure) but he told me i had to take one. he wouldn't tell me his name or call his manager.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Good service

Cons:

Speedy the line😊

2.0 Poor

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Never again.

8.0 Very Good

May 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

It took way too long to pick-up the car however the clerk was terrific!

7.6 Good

May 2017

KAYAK

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 Okay

Apr 2017

KAYAK

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.

1 out of 12

Avis

5.8

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.1

Value for money

6.5

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7600 Earhart Road

+1 510 577 6360

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
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2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
I reserved my car months ago with Avis and I even called that morning to confirm it. By the time I went to pick up my car at 3pm my scheduled pick up time, the front desk told me that there’s no car for me to pick up. They offered us 2 SUVs instead of one 12 seat passenger van. We asked if they can help check if other nearby Avis has the 12 passenger van. She just throw me the customer service line and said they don’t have access to other Avis. Not helpful at all and they don’t even care if they ruin your plan. We understand things happen but at least you call us ahead of time so we have time to find alternative.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Good value, good price, which is most important. Also easy to deal with.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
terrible Got a giant pick-up truck. Supplier‘s choice!

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I could have been told about their policy of requiring a flight number to book

9.2 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off staff in Modesto was really nice.

Cons:

Car rental companies consistently want to up sell, and push their own insurance.

5.6 Fair

Sept 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean car

1 out of 9

National

5.9

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

1.9

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7600 Earhart Rd

+1 833 659 1912

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

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 Wonderful

Sept 2016

KAYAK

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.

5.9 Fair

Aug 2021

KAYAK
I returned the car 5 minutes after 10 rather than just prior to 10 and was charged a full additional day. Will never use National again for that reason.

1 out of 1

Europcar

2.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

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Please Go To Fox Counter

+1 510 254 4410

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2.0 Poor

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Not worth it.

1 out of 1

Kyte

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

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7200 San Leandro St

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Airport Van

4.9

Mediocre

No reviews available

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1 Airport Dr

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Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

No reviews available

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Oakland International Airport

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keddy by Europcar

6.2

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Oakland Airport

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7600 Earhart Rd Car Rental Center

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AutoEurope

No score available yet

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Oakland International Airport

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Flight Car

No score available yet

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Oakland airport

+1 844 742 5870

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Fox Autorent

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Oakland Airport Metropolitan Oak Intl OAK

+1 510 254 4410

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Goldcar Rental SP

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7600 Earhart Rd Car Rental Center Oakland Ca

+1 510 254 4410

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Its Rent a Car

No score available yet

One location in Oakland Airport

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Terminal 1, 1 Airport Dr, Oakland, CA

+1 415 370 8478

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Rhodium

No score available yet

One location in Oakland Airport

Locations in Oakland Airport

Oakland Airport. On-airport. Oakland International Airport. 7600 Earhart Road, Car Rental Center.

+1 510 254 4410

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Sunnycars

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7600 Earhart Road

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VIPCars Recommendation

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One location in Oakland Airport

Locations in Oakland Airport

7600 Earhart Road

+1 914 368 0091

Monday06:00 - 23:59
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Sunday06:00 - 23:59

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Zeeba Rent-A-Van

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One location in Oakland Airport

Locations in Oakland Airport

8105 Edgewater Dr.

+1 800 940 9332

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1559 travellers who rented a car in Oakland Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.2

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Most popular car type

Economy