Car Rental Oakland

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Pick-up location Oakland
Rental locations 25
Airport locations 17

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Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (6,725 reviews)
1 location in Oakland
Alamo
Locations in Oakland
7600 Earhart Rd
+1 510 877 4507
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (13,052 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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Rated no. 3
Avis
7.6 Good (2,277 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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Rated no. 4
Budget
7.4 Good (4,309 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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Rated no. 5
Hertz
7.4 Good (4,093 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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Rated no. 6
Dollar
7.3 Good (6,500 reviews)
1 location in Oakland
Dollar
Locations in Oakland
7600 Earhart St
+1 866 434 2226
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Rated no. 7
Thrifty
7.1 Good (2,869 reviews)
1 location in Oakland
Thrifty
Locations in Oakland
7600 Earhart Road
+1 877 283 0898
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Rated no. 8
Payless
6.6 Good (2,835 reviews)
1 location in Oakland
Payless
Locations in Oakland
7600 Earhart Road
+1 510 638 1000
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Rated no. 9
Fox
6.1 Good (1,614 reviews)
1 location in Oakland
Fox
Locations in Oakland
7600 Earhart Road
+1 510 254 4410
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Rated no. 10
National
national
8.0 Excellent (890 reviews)
1 location in Oakland
National
Locations in Oakland
7600 Earhart Rd
+1 510 877 4507
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Ace
ace
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
Easirent
easirent
1 location in Oakland
Easirent
Locations in Oakland
Oakland International Airport
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
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
zeeba
1 location in Oakland
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in Oakland
8105 Edgewater Dr.
+1 800 940 9332

Oakland car rental locations

When to book a hire 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 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

FAQs about hiring a car in Oakland

What is the best hire car agency in Oakland?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Oakland are Alamo (8.7, 6725 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 13052 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2277 reviews).

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

Car hire companies onsite at San Francisco Airport include Alamo, Hertz, Sixt, Fox, Budget, Thrifty, National, Dollar and Enterprise.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: San Francisco Airport (SFO)?

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

How can I find hire car agencies near me in Oakland?

Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best hire 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 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.

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.