Book Thrifty hire cars in Oakland

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Thrifty car hire prices in Oakland

Full-size SUV£36/day
Premium SUV£55/day
Compact SUV£28/day
Standard SUV£32/day
Standard estate car£33/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.


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Reviews for Thrifty in Oakland

Overall rating6.4 OkayBased on 76 reviews
Value for money

Recent reviews

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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.Reviewed 25 Dec 2023
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Pros:YesCons:NoneReviewed 30 May 2021
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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!!!!!!!Reviewed 10 May 2021
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Pros:We came at 10:00pm ,nobody helped or checked the car, eventhough they told me that it is open until 10:30 pm.Reviewed 8 May 2021
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Pros:Wonderful car. Great priceCons:The wait to pick up was horrible. Super longReviewed 28 Mar 2021
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Pros:Staff was helpful. I actually had to extend the rental and that was easy.Cons:Nothing.Reviewed 31 Dec 2020
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Cons:No one was there to assistReviewed 21 Dec 2020
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Cons:Car smelled like cigarette smoke, after unpleasant air freshener wore off.Reviewed 3 Dec 2020
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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.Reviewed 29 Sept 2020
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Cons:Car return instructions could have been a bit more definedReviewed 4 Jul 2020
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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.Reviewed 11 Feb 2020
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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 carReviewed 27 Jan 2020
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Where can I find Thrifty hire cars in Oakland?


7600 Earhart Road


Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00


+1 877 283 0898


1001 Broadway


Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00


+1 510 451 3807

Good to know

Most popular location

7600 Earhart Road

Most popular car type


Top tips for hiring a car from Thrifty in Oakland

  • Oakland is a relatively large city that stretches out over almost 80 square miles. It’s surrounded by even larger cities like San Francisco and San Jose that you might also want to visit when you take a trip to Oakland. For these reasons, visitors should always book Thrifty car rentals in Oakland. You’ll be able to move around in the city more easily and even visit neighboring cities when you give yourself access to a rental car through a reputable company like Thrifty.
  • Even though Oakland is a big city in terms of its size, it has a population of almost 450,000, so it shouldn’t be too surprising to hear that the city streets and highways can get to be very congested during peak travel hours when people are commuting to and from work. It’s something to keep in mind when you go to book Thrifty car rentals in Oakland. Thrifty will be able to supply you with various types of rental cars, including full-size cars, SUVs, and even station wagons. But you may want to give serious thought to renting a compact car that you’ll be able to zip around in without getting stuck in too much traffic. As a bonus, it'll also be great on gas and decrease your travel costs.
  • Driving in certain parts of Oakland can really throw some people for a loop, especially when they’re new in town or just visiting. Even with the signage scattered throughout some areas, it can be confusing trying to find your way around. This is why you should consider reserving a GPS navigation system from Thrifty to go along with your rental car reservation. This add-on will increase the cost of your Thrifty rental car slightly, but it’ll also make driving in Oakland more manageable.
  • If you pre-pay for a rental car from Thrifty, you may get stuck with a cancellation fee if you have to cancel your reservation for any reason. It’s a much better idea to make a reservation without putting a credit card down for it. By doing this, you’ll give yourself an opportunity to cancel your reservation at just about any time without getting hit with a cancellation fee. Try to make a reservation like this as soon as you can so that you’re able to reserve the type of car you want through Thrifty.
  • Book your car hire from Thrifty in Oakland at least 7 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price.
  • Full-size car hire from Thrifty in Oakland are around 69% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from Thrifty in Oakland

  • Where should I plan to pick up a Thrifty car rental in Oakland?

    There are two locations where you’ll be able to pick up Thrifty rental cars in Oakland. The first one is conveniently located right at Oakland International Airport (OAK) at 7600 Earhart Rd. This is the best option for those flying to Oakland for a vacation or business trip. The other one is situated at 1001 Broadway in the downtown Oakland area, near many of the hotels that those visiting the city often patronize.

  • What add-ons are available for a Thrifty car rental in Oakland?

    When you book Thrifty car rentals in Oakland, you’ll be able to add a GPS navigation system to it as an add-on. There will also be other add-on options available to you, such as satellite radio, car seats, and extra insurance coverage for your rental car.

  • Is parking a Thrifty car rental in Oakland going to be difficult?

    On-street parking isn’t always easy to find in Oakland, but there are plenty of parking garages that you’ll be able to use for a Thrifty car rental. The City Center Garage, the Telegraph Plaza Public Parking, and the Dalziel Garage are all garages in downtown Oakland that you can use to ensure your rental car stays safe.

  • What is the most popular car hire from Thrifty in Oakland?

    Full-size (Nissan Altima or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Thrifty in Oakland.

  • How many car hire locations does Thrifty have in Oakland?

    Thrifty has 2 hire locations in Oakland. Take a look at our Thrifty hire location map to find the best car hire near you.

  • Does Thrifty have a car hire location at the airport: San Francisco airport (SFO)?


  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from San Francisco airport (SFO)?