There is no better way to see everything Oakland has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Budget rental car. Stop spending your vacation waiting on the bus, or being nickel and dimed with ride-shares or taxis. When you have the keys to your own vehicle, you can drive wherever you want to go, whenever you want. Make your next getaway to California even better with a Budget rental car.
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With nearly a half-million people, Oakland is a city that has lots going on. Travelers come to enjoy Oakland's great weather throughout the year. However, you may just want to get take in Oakland's attractive setting. Whatever you decide on first, you'll want to take in as much of Oakland as possible while on your road trip. And with your Budget rental car, you'll be able to see and do more of what this city offers.
CarRentals.com works with the top companies. With a name like Budget, you know they will try to get you the cheapest rate. Started in Los Angeles, California around 1958, Budget always strives to provide the best rates for its customers.
What you need to know about car rentals
How do I get the best deals on an Oakland Budget rental car?
CarRentals.com strives to get you the best rates, whether you book. However, getting your car well ahead of your visit can help you save even more. Be sure to keep the car under one driver's name and read the mileage policy to avoid any unexpected fees.
What do I need have with me when I get my car in Oakland?
Be sure to present credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What's Oakland's minimum age to rent a car?
Budget's minimum age to rent a car in Oakland is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an additional fee if you are under 25. Make sure to check Budget's policies to know what the total cost is for you.
Is there a particular car I should get for my trip to Oakland?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Oakland. Economy or compact automobiles are easier to park and great for short commutes. Commute times in Oakland are close to 26 minutes, so you may find a mid-size vehicle or SUV more comfortable. If you want to lower your emissions and save on gas, then opt for a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a bit of extravagance on their Oakland getaway can choose the premium category to get a car like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Does the United States require car insurance?
You are required to have insurance before you rent a car in the United States. Many of the major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover) usually provide some coverage. However, many of them have limitations, such as not covering larger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Oakland. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does Budget require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
Budget requires a deposit when you book your rental car. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your car for your trip to Oakland. Please note that the deposit can vary greatly based on the make and model of the vehicle.
Do I have to return my Budget rental with a full tank?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with full tank, and you should return it topped off. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a gas station before you bring it back to Budget. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Do I need unlimited miles when I rent a car in Oakland?
Oakland has plenty to keep you entertained, but you may want to head to nearby cities to find out what else California has to offer. You can explore the rest of the area free of mileage limits once you've checked off all the activities in Oakland. If you need to add some adventure to your Oakland trip, you can also drive to Children's Fairyland and spend a day taking on the park's attractions.
Can I get a one-way rental from Budget?
Budget typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to drop off your rental car at a different location. Don't forget there is typically an additional fee when you pick one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Oakland, having the keys to your own auto lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to see more of California, you can go wherever you like, without having to wait for the bus or signal for a taxi.
Before you head out of town, book your Budget Oakland rent-a-car and take off to all the items on your itinerary at your leisure. Go with CarRentals.com and speed along the open road in Oakland, California.