Oakland Car Rentals

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Ford Focus

or equivalent Intermediate

passengers

5

luggage

5

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$13 /day

450 Sutter Street, san francisco, CA 94109

Chevrolet Spark

or equivalent Economy

passengers

4

luggage

2

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$24 /day

1000 Fairground Drive, Vallejo, CA 94589

Hyundai Santa fe

or equivalent Suv and Crossover

passengers

5

luggage

3

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$36 /day

OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, OAKLAND, 94621

Ford F150

or equivalent Pick-Up

passengers

4

luggage

2

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$37 /day

550 TURK ST, San Francisco, CA 94102

Ford Explorer

or equivalent Suv and Crossover

passengers

5

luggage

0

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$41 /day

7600 Earhart Road, OAKLAND, CA CA 94621

Vehicle Determined

or equivalent Special Cars

passengers

5

luggage

2

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$42 /day

350 BEACH ST, SAN FRANCISCO, 94133

Prices are based on searches made during the previous 7 days. Price is dynamic and varies based on the date of the booking, length of rental and car class.
There is no guarantee this price will be in effect at the time of your search.

25 embarcadero cove

Average Pick-Up time: 11-20 minutes

10.0 Out of 10 (Based on 3 reviews)

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Amanda Reviewed on Feb 17, 2019, 5:50 PM

Tyler was super helpful and got us on the road in no time

5555 shellmound, courtyard marriott hotel

Average Pick-Up time: 21-30 minutes

8.0 Out of 10 (Based on 1 review)

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Ron45 Reviewed on Sep 15, 2018, 12:12 AM

Decent experience. Nothing out of the ordinary. For a car rental, no hiccups is a good thing.

2400 webster auto row hle

Average Pick-Up time: 21-30 minutes

7.3 Out of 10 (Based on 6 reviews)

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Kristin Reviewed on May 7, 2019, 4:37 PM

I was very impressed, I was very upset and distraught and the young lady that helped me was very nice. I just had been in an accident and she was so great.

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Jon Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019, 8:25 PM

I arrived at 12.45pm on Friday to pick up my prepaid rental. I was told by the MT (manager in training) that my reservation had been canceled due to arriving more than one hour late. She said that she couldn’t even find my reservation in the system. She said that I’d have to call Customer Service to deal with a refund, and that I’d have to make a brand-new reservation. Upon calling Customer Service, they informed me that the MT was wrong. I passed the phone to the MA (assistant manager), who replied, “Yes, I have the reservation right here on the clipboard.” Then the MT proceeded to give me an enormous pick-up truck, since that was the only car that they had on the lot. I reserved a compact Nissan, so I’m not sure why the car that I reserved wouldn’t be available. (Or at least the same size of car). The MT told me that if I didn’t want the truck, that I could visit other Hertz locations to swap it out for the car that I had reserved. I asked her if she could make some calls for me, and she replied that she had the inventories available in front of her. (Why didn’t she offer to check before I had to make the request?) She told me that the Oakland Airport had plenty of compact cars, and that I could drive the truck there to swap it out. (Why didn’t she offer to have me driven there, as the MA had just done minutes earlier with another guest?) I drove to the airport, which had exactly 3 compact cars from which to choose. I asked to be upgraded, since I had gone through a lot of trouble already. The agent went to check with the manager and returned about 30 seconds later with a resounding “no.” She told me to drive the pick-up truck to Lot 3 and to unload my car into the new car and proceed. After finding Lot 3 (not an easy task, and with no agents visible to assist), I began unloading the truck into the compact. A Hertz agent suddenly showed up and told me that I couldn’t park the truck there, that I had to take it somewhere else. I explained what had happened, and he finally capitulated with a, “Just don’t do it again.” (Seriously?) Happy that the ordeal was finally over, I proceeded to the exit. The agent at the gate then explained that I’d have to back up the car and return to the truck in order to do the swap. Then another agent told me that I’d be charged a $100 cleaning fee because of a few dog hairs. (How am I supposed to clean the truck when I’m just driving it for 20 minutes to swap it out? Why did no one tell me that only service dogs are allowed? My dog was with me the entire time at the office where I originally tried to pick up the compact car that I had reserved.) This is when the ordeal officially entered the realm of the surreal. I’ve rented with Hertz on multiple occasions, always with my dog. Why the issues now? Don’t you vacuum the car? I was finally able to begin my trip approximately 2 hours after I arrived @ Hertz. I was charged an $80 cleaning fee, as well as an additional $9 in taxes. I have tried reaching out to Hertz, but without success. Wow, what an awful experience. The only silver lining is that I’m using my terrible experience with Hertz as a training tool for all of the restaurants that I manage, basically a “what not to do, how not to treat a customer.”

We collected 407 reviews in total for all stations in Oakland, California, United States of America with an average score of 7.9/10.
Please be aware that some of these reviews may have been translated automatically into English.

Car rentals in Oakland: All you need to know

You want a great car to take you around Oakland whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the famous sites around the region and park in front of the popular restaurants in Oakland. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Oakland. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

Where can I find a great deal on a car rental in Oakland?

You are on your way to locating the best price on your car rental with CarRentals.com. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming booking. Make sure to:

  • Compare vehicle pricing before you book
  • Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which typically are more expensive
  • Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
  • Search and reserve as far in advance as you can

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Oakland.

What rental companies have outlets in Oakland?

There are around a half-dozen rental car companies to choose from in Oakland. You'll find some of the best providers, like Avis. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Oakland?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this California town means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Oakland?

Normally, to rent a car in Oakland you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the terms to figure out what the exact price is before you reserve your rental.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Oakland?

When cruising through Oakland or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

Many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, give some coverage, but there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

What fuel policy should I get?

We usually suggest that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Oakland?

Unlimited miles is a great option if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Oakland. You can drive wherever you want and not incur additional charges. Read over your rental agreement to discover if there are mileage limitations.

Before you drive off

Before you begin on your Oakland trip, check a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Look over your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city

Book your Oakland car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Oakland has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Oakland.