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Oakland, CA, United States
5 Aug — 12 Aug
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Oakland, CA, United States
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Oakland car hire information

Pick-up locationOakland
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Hire locations27
Airport locations19
Popular agenciesHertz, Avis, Dollar, Thrifty, Alamo

Cheap car hire in Oakland

£40/dayEconomy
£48/dayCompact
£102/dayIntermediate
£104/dayStandard
£57/dayFull-size
£133/dayFull-size SUV
£63/dayPremium
£123/dayLuxury
£39/daySupplier choice
£72/dayStandard SUV
£104/dayIntermediate SUV
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Oakland car hire reviews and directory

From £25/dayRated 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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From £33/dayRated no. 2
Hertz
7.6 Good (273 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
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible19 Jul 2021
10.0 Excellent5 Jul 2021
Pros: Everything was simple and easy! The car, a Kia Forte, was perfect! It was comfortable, got great mileage, easy to drive, the gps worked perfectly! The mileage was unlimited and the price the best I found after much research! Thank you for an enjoyable trip...4,400 miles in 15 days!Cons: There are no complaints!
10.0 Excellent3 Jul 2021
Pros: Yes.Cons: At drop off point, I expect more formalities, as I was not given any docs confirming the return of rental.
6.0 Good16 Jun 2021
Cons: Pick up was slow, disorganized and frustrating. Agent seemed like she didn’t know what she was doing
10.0 Excellent26 May 2021
Pros: Super easy drop off. Very friendly employees!Cons: Website a little overwhelming.TMI
4.0 Okay17 May 2021
Cons: Car was not clean Wait time at counter was over an hour.
6.0 Good16 May 2021
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.
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.
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From £21/dayRated no. 3
Thrifty
7.4 Good (175 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
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent27 Jul 2021
10.0 Excellent23 Jul 2021
8.0 Excellent8 Jul 2021
Pros: Like most airports long lines and only 1-2 staff members. Certainly not as bad as HERTZ but plan on a 30-60 minute wait to get a car
2.0 Mediocre30 Jun 2021
Pros: We were able to pick up a vehicle that fit 6 people on time.Cons: They didn't have our reserved vehicle, so they made us take a HUGE vehicle and charged us $50 more per day (we rented for 6 days, bringing our total to $400 more than we had agreed to pay in our reservation.) We didn't want to drive a vehicle that big, but had to do this or make our grandchildren wait at Thrifty for an hour to an hour and a half or more for a vehicle that we reserved to be turned in. We also felt abused as they didn't tell us about this pricey upgrade until we denied buying their insurance.
4.0 Okay14 Jun 2021
Cons: I was quoted the cost was $365 and prepaid for the car. Upon pickup I was charged an additional $150 for taxes and fees that I believed were included in the quote. The woman at the counter could not show me what the $365 original charge included because it was booked by a 3rd party. Rentalcars.com did not breakdown the charges. The lady at the Hertz/Thrifty counter was not very friendly either. I feel this was false/misleading advertising. I will not be using rentalcars.com or Thrifty again.
6.0 Good14 Jun 2021
Pros: Car selection, prices.Cons: The pickup took almost an hour.
10.0 Excellent5 Jun 2021
Pros: Exceptional service when I returned the car.Cons: More agents at the pick up counter
6.0 Good2 Jun 2021
Pros: drop off good. car cleanCons: Long wait to pick up car. Representatives at counter closed station before taking care of us. Hertz rentals cut in line. We were diverted to Hertz counter and there was a long line. People renting from Hertz rather than Thrifty were seen ahead of us, even though we had been waiting >20 minutes. Worker at counter closed his station and left rather than take care of us. So waited some more.
10.0 Excellent30 May 2021
Pros: YesCons: None
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!!!!!!!
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From £28/dayRated no. 4
Budget
7.3 Good (172 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
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre28 Jul 2021
4.0 Okay19 Jun 2021
Cons: Budget's manual, in-person check-in process for obtaining one's car is hopelessly out of date in the wake of the pandemic. They should offer customers a self-service, automated option for checking in. Waiting >30 minutes in line to go through this process in person is completely unacceptable these days.
8.0 Excellent19 Jun 2021
Pros: Clean car, friendly representatives.Cons: The drop off was a fiasco. The computer scanned the car as not having a full tank when it did. The representative in the parking lot said to just take his signed note into the counter and they would remove the charge and fix the problem. There were only 2 representatives on duty and it took over 1 hour for me to get to the counter where it took them about 3 minutes to fix the problem.
4.0 Okay2 Jun 2021
Pros: The car was very old and had an odor to it. The budget representative kept telling me she is giving me an upgrade but I was given an old car. I paid for a midsize car and was given a small car. The car daily price was $100 and I was so dissatisfied and disappointed in the car that was issued to me. The wait time to get our car was over an hour. There were at least 40 people in line and only 2 attendants working the counter. They were overworked and frazzled.Cons: Everything definitely the wait time. Please hire more attendants to check people out. The wait time was over an hour just to get a mediocre car. Won’t be using budget again.
8.0 Excellent24 May 2021
Pros: Plenty of room inside the truck.
10.0 Excellent22 May 2021
Cons: Lines were too long, not enough people working
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.
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Rated no. 5
Payless
6.7 Good (209 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
4.0 Okay21 Jun 2021
Cons: Picking up rental car should not take 1.5 hours after arriving at rental center. Very dissapointed that I had to waste my time waiting to get a car, on my very limited Father's Day weekend.
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
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From £19/dayRated no. 6
Fox
Cheapest deal
5.7 Okay (329 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
  • 5.9
  • 6
  • 5.5
  • 5.5
  • 5.8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre7 Jul 2021
Cons: Staff was rude. The price expressed on kayak was NOT the same when I showed up. When I asked about this discrepancy, the guy at the counter was rude
10.0 Excellent3 Jul 2021
Cons: Nothing. The experience was excellent from pickup to drop off
2.0 Mediocre26 Jun 2021
Pros: Drop off was easyCons: Waited in line for 45 minutes for pickup. Vehicle I was given had a strong odor of smoke.
8.0 Excellent25 Jun 2021
Pros: staff friendly. Price was good.Cons: Only thing was I had to wait 45 minutes to get my car. They didn't have any, and then I had to wait while they cleaned the next one in.
6.0 Good15 Jun 2021
Cons: No itemized pricing was provided... and the added costs were per day, not flat, as I had assumed...
10.0 Excellent10 Jun 2021
Pros: Staffs are friendly and super helpful. The drop is easy as well.
8.0 Excellent8 Jun 2021
Pros: I really liked the value Fox provided for this rental.Cons: Be honest about things like extended drop off, costs on added or upgrades specifying all added fees. Also improved courtesy at drop off return.
2.0 Mediocre7 Jun 2021
Pros: N/ACons: Didn’t have the car size we had preordered. They revered us to another company and said they would cover whatever the difference was in rental price for the week as long as it was the same class. Yet, when we came back they had to take the case to a manager because it was so much of a price difference. We will see if they even honor the reimbursement.
10.0 Excellent4 Jun 2021
Pros: The staff was VERY friendly. Love that fact that they open later than other rental companies.Cons: Honestly, the value for the rental was VERY good. I'll look for Fox car rental again when needed.
2.0 Mediocre3 Jun 2021
Pros: Nothing, I never rented the carCons: You did not offer any chance to cancel a reservation, not even within an hour of booking. What you did do, is offer me a car at another airport(Oakland) than the one I had requested (SFO). That certainly looks like deliberately misleading your consumer. Mo more KAYAK for me, ever.
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From £23/dayRated no. 7
Alamo
Most popular
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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From £19/dayRated no. 8
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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From £31/dayRated no. 9
Avis
7.3 Good (45 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
  • 7.6
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible11 Jul 2021
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
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From £24/dayRated 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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Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in Oakland
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Oakland
7600 Earhart Rd Car Rental Center Oakland Ca+1 510 254 4410
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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
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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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1490 travellers who hired a car in Oakland gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

Car hire locations in or near Oakland

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£31/day

Good deal

£25/day

When to book a car hire in Oakland

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

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.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Oakland for £25 or less
  • Book your car hire in Oakland at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hires in Oakland are around 33% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Oakland

  • Some car hire companies in Oakland which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Alamo, Budget and Avis

  • On average a hire car in Oakland costs £31 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Avis (£41/day), Europcar (£46/day) and Hertz (£52/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Hertz 7600 Earhart Road, Suite 1 94621 (5 miles from the city centre).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Oakland are Alamo (8.6, 335 reviews), Enterprise (8.4, 314 reviews), and Dollar (7.7, 218 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Oakland is £2.54 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £30 and £41, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Oakland.

  • 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 Economy car hire in Oakland costs £25 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car hire in Oakland costs £23 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Oakland costs £37 per day, on average.

  • In Oakland, cars are most frequently hired at Hertz 1001 Broadway St. (1 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Oakland costs £216 per week (£31 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Oakland costs £925 per month (£31 per day).

  • 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.