Fremont car hire

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Fremont, CA, United States
4 Nov — 11 Nov
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Fremont, CA, United States
Thu 4/11
Thu 11/11
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Pick-up locationFremont
Hire locations8
Airport locations1

Fremont car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Best rated
7.1 Good (33 reviews)
3 locations in Fremont
Locations in Fremont
  • 7.6
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  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent20 Feb 2021
Christina and raja were very helpful
6.0 Good11 Sep 2020
Staff was amazing and pick-up and drop-off instructions were very helpful and easy. I was very pleased with my interactions with staff members and felt they did a great job!I was disappointed in the selection of vehicles I was able to rent. I had paid for an intermediate SUV and was given an option between a small one and an intermediate one. I went with the intermediate Nissan Rogue because I was told that it both radar cruise control and apple car play, both of which I asked for when renting the vehicle. Unfortunately, neither of those features were available on the vehicle I rented and I ended up driving almost 2000 miles without them. I was disappointed in the comfort of the ride and the lack of features of the vehicle and won't be renting from Hertz in the future.
4.8 Okay29 Dec 2019
They didn't have the car we requested. They gave a "free" upgrade but required us to pay added fees. It took longer to pick up the car as they had many unhappy customers waiting.
10.0 Excellent14 Aug 2019
All perfect.
7.6 Good2 Aug 2019
Friendly staff, convenient location.Car want the cleanest, with some obvious sticky spots near cup holders and on the dash. The hybrid was nice, but I hadn't considered the smaller trunk space from the battery.
10.0 Excellent14 Jun 2019
10.0 Excellent13 Nov 2018
I really liked the Malibu I wanted to trade in my car and buy it right thenIt's a hybrid so there was some trudge get up and go. But it was still a great car
10.0 Excellent24 Apr 2018
NICECar was so niceNothing to say
2.0 Mediocre31 Mar 2018
They could not find the rental on the sistem.any placeI just can rent the car lost my money. They could not find in the system
5.2 Okay20 Feb 2018
I waited an hour for someone to show up so I could get a car I had reserved
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Rated no. 2
8.1 Excellent (15 reviews)
3 locations in Fremont
Locations in Fremont
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  • 7.6
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent29 Dec 2019
My favorite car rental company in Fremont. They are SO nice. Service still matters.Only wish they had more weekend hours and more cars available. Prices are sometimes not as good as I think they could be.
6.8 Good17 Nov 2019
Seemed pretty simple to bookThe vehicle - a Nissan Frontier, i booked wasn’t available because they said the online stock of vehicles isn’t always accurate. They left me no choice to but to spend about $15 more on a big Dodge 2500 pickup truck to go biking. The truck is way too big for the purpose I needed and cost of fuel to power the monster is way higher then necessary. My whole point of renting vehicles is because I have other ways to commute to work so I don’t need a car on the day to day. I’m trying to be eco-conscious, so having behemoth of a vehicle for a single person to go ride a mountain bike is ridiculous.
10.0 Excellent30 Nov 2018
Great price!!!The price was the bestI wasn’t informed that Sunday’s they were closed
10.0 Excellent22 Feb 2017
great serviceThere weren't any cars available at time of my reservation, they were very apologetic and made sure to get me the next available carNothing was bad everything about this enterprise was great
5.2 Okay6 Feb 2017
I picked a small car due to a long ride(gas) and tthe car was roomyspent way more on gas than i should have didnt get the car i had picked didn't honor the price they had given me online
8.8 Excellent22 Nov 2016
Staff was very friendly and worked quickly.I had an appointment and had to wait for the car to finished being cleaned while their were plenty of other cars in the lot.
2.0 Mediocre31 Oct 2016
Car that was promised was not availableThe front desk people they were helpful, i was offered a big pickup truck in the same price.Car that was promised was not available, I was asked to go check on other location where a return was coming but was not their yet, did not rent the car, end up driving my own car for my trip
10.0 Excellent19 Sep 2016
Best deal compared to all other agencies. Great car! I had the Hyundai Elantra..awesome car!NA
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Rated no. 3
7.7 Good (8 reviews)
2 locations in Fremont
Locations in Fremont
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
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Recent reviews
6.0 Good27 Jan 2017
Representative was friendlyhe was courteous and explained the breakdown of the charges with patience
5.2 Okay12 Dec 2016
The car handled well, was fairly new, and overall mostly enjoyable.The car had police evidence stickers still on it from god knows what. In addition, one morning the car would not start. I have experience as a mechanic and found that the positive battery terminal was loose and not making a good electrical connection. I fixed this and the car was fine for the rest of my trip. Needless to say, this should not happen and I should not need to diagnose and repair my own rental car. Perhaps a better pre-rental vehicle check would help?
7.6 Good7 Sep 2016
The car worked fine!Smelled like smoke inside even though it was a non-smoking car.
10.0 Excellent4 Apr 2016
It has alway been my favorite place to rentThey always have the car you need and the prices are good
10.0 Excellent3 Apr 2016
Very comfortableIt's very easy very comfortable and the guy at the counter was great all in all very good experience
8.4 Excellent9 Mar 2016
the easy rental of the car fast no hassle
5.6 Okay10 Dec 2015
Bad customer serviceGood priceCalled in advance if I could have 30 minutes grace period for returning, they said ok. When I arrived, the guy behind the counter gave me the silent treatment for about 5 minutes, then said " you're late " I explained that I called, but didn't matter to him. He says they could charge me for additional day- he was really indignant. Most rental companies will give an hour or so grace, but this guy would have none of it, even after I called ahead.
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Rated no. 4
7.7 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in Fremont
Locations in Fremont
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  • 7.9
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3.9 Mediocre30 Aug 2021
The car vi rented had some severe issues with the breaks. Every time we would break, the whole car would shutter. Probably warped break rotors. It was quite scary at times as our road trip was going through some mountain areas. We could not swap the car either, as we had packed it with several stuff as our road trip was for moving purposes. The stuff we had in the car took forever to pack since it had to be strapped down and secured etc.
10.0 Excellent4 May 2019
Great staff. No issues.Could have listed the actual car that was going to be available. I realize that is difficult and it seems none of the companies do that.
9.2 Excellent14 Nov 2018
Great customer service
Loop Van
1 location in Fremont
Loop Van
Locations in Fremont
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61 travellers who hired a car in Fremont gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

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Car hire excess insurance in Fremont

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Fremont car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Fremont.


Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Fremont car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Fremont

  • As a safe and quiet suburb, Fremont is a great place to be based not only when visiting San Francisco but also the whole of the Bay Area, especially when you have a hire car. But the city is a gem on its own right, so make sure to drive to popular attractions such as the Great Mall of the Bay Area, around 12 miles from the city center. For a natural escapade, head to Muir Woods, only 40 miles away.
  • The two closest airports to Fremont are San Jose International Airport (SJC) and Oakland International Airport (OAK). The hire Car Center at SJC is located just across from the Terminal B exit. Passengers at Terminal A can take the blue shuttle all the way there. The hire Car Center at OAK is at the airport’s North Field, and there is a shuttle bus operating between the facility and all the terminals.
  • Fremont’s geography is mainly defined by the hills on the east side and the bay on the west, but most of the city is concentrated on the bay side, which is easier to drive and navigate. Mission Boulevard is one of the main streets, and is one to avoid driving through if you don’t want to face crowds. Fremont is also a good introduction to driving in San Francisco’s famous hills.
  • While San Francisco may really struggle when it comes to traffic congestion, Fremont is more manageable. Still, it’s best to avoid both the morning rush hour (7:30-9 a.m.) and the evening rush hour (3:30-7 p.m.) in order to skip the worst traffic. The I-880 route to both Oakland Airport and San Jose Airport gets pretty crowded during peak hour, with travel times often doubling.
  • Book your car hire in Fremont at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires in Fremont are around 2% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Fremont

  • The average price of fuel in Fremont is £2.67 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £32 and £43, depending on the car size.

  • Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Fremont.

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

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

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

  • A Mini car hire in Fremont costs £42 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Fremont costs £27 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Fremont costs £28 per day, on average.

  • If you’re just driving through Fremont or intend on driving in San Francisco, the best option is renting a small, compact car such as a Smart because it’s easier to manage and park on the city’s narrow streets and steep hills. If you’re going on a road trip along the Californian coast during the summer, try a convertible to take in the scenic views.

  • The speed limit in the city is typically 25 miles per hour, but it is lower around schools and in specific residential areas. The limit on urban highways is set at 55 mph, and on rural highways it ranges between 65 and 70 mph. If you’re heading to San Francisco, just know that the speed limit on the iconic Golden Gate Bridge is 45 mph.

  • The average petrol prices in the city are approximately $3.46 per gallon. You can find lower prices ranging between $2.93 and $3.19 per gallon. Petrolis usually cheaper in Fremont than in San Francisco, so if you’re thinking of heading into the city or even going for a longer road trip, opt for filling up the tank in Fremont.

  • Street parking in San Francisco is scarce and often expensive, so it’s best to leave the car in Fremont and then commute using the BART or Caltrain railway systems. The Fremont Station parking lot offers a daily parking option for a fee of $3. There are also parking garages and lots scattered around Fremont’s center, including the Fremont Hub Shopping Center and Fremont Library Parking.