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Payless Oakland Reviews

Car rental rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 11 ratings


"We have rented from a few times in different locations and with different companies and we have always had a very good experience using Also we have rented vehicles directly from rental compa..." Read more

(Reviewed on August 06, 2015 )


"Young lady at counter was fantastic, wish I remembered her name. She deserves a raise!"

(Reviewed on July 29, 2015 )


"car was great and staff the best"

(Reviewed on July 19, 2014 )


"Excellent staff at San Francisco Airport location! Shuttle driver service was outstanding!"

(Reviewed on July 19, 2014 )


"Better than OUTSTANDING service from shuttle driver at SFO airport. Did not get name of gentleman. He appeared to be of Asian decent. Thank you so much for locating my daughter's cell phone in the vehicle and returning it ..." Read more

(Reviewed on July 19, 2014 )


"great experience, keep doing what you are doing."

(Reviewed on July 19, 2014 )


"I rent often and I have a better experience with Payless than Fox. I will use Payless in the future and would like to receive promotional offers. Thanks"

(Reviewed on June 10, 2014 )


"Awesome experience! Made the vacation! Thanks"

(Reviewed on March 28, 2014 )


"The staff provided outstanding customer service!"

(Reviewed on February 05, 2014 )


"Rented a vehicle at the last minute, incredible price!! Staff friendly, car great...overall an outstanding experience. Would rent from here again!"

(Reviewed on January 30, 2014 )

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Payless Car Rentals in Oakland : All you need to know

If you want to see everything Oakland has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from Payless. Stop spending your vacation waiting on the bus, or being nickel and dimed with ride-shares or taxis. When you have access to your own vehicle, you can drive wherever you want to go, when you want. Make your upcoming trip to California even better with a Payless car rental. takes care of all the speed bumps

With close to a half-million people, Oakland is a city that has lots going on. Visitors come to take advantage of Oakland's fantastic weather throughout the year. Of course, this city has more going on such as Oakland's attractive setting. Whatever you choose to do first, you'll want to see as much of Oakland as possible while on your road trip. And with your Payless rental car, you'll be able to see and do more of what this city offers.

With over a hundred different locations in the United States, Canada, South America, and Europe, Payless Car Rental has grown substantially since its founding in 1971 in Spokane, Washington.

What you need to know about car rentals

How do I get an Oakland Payless car rental at a great price?

We try to get you the best rates, whether you book. But reserving your car ahead of time can help keep spending low. Make sure to not add an additional driver and go over the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees.

Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my rental car in Oakland?

Be sure to carry with you credit card, as well as your driver's license.

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

Payless's minimum age to rent a car in Oakland is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an added fee if you are under 25. Take time to review Payless's policy to find out what the total cost is for you.

What kind of Payless rental car should I get for my trip to Oakland?

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Oakland. Economy or compact cars are great for short commutes and are easier to park. Commute times in Oakland are around 26 minutes, so you may find a SUV or mid-size car provides a more comfortable ride. If you want to decrease your emissions and save on gas, then opt for a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a dash of luxury on their Oakland trip can choose a higher-end model like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.

Does the United States require car insurance?

You are required to have insurance before you rent a car from Payless in the United States. Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check credit card company's policy before you decide. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through at checkout.

Does Payless require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?

Payless does require a deposit when you book your rental car. Payless will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your vehicle for your trip to Oakland. Please note that the deposit may vary greatly based on the make and model of the vehicle.

What is the fuel policy on my Payless car rental?

At, we encourage a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank. But, if you return your rental with less than the amount that you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a filling station before you return the car to Payless. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Why should I get unlimited miles?

Oakland has enough to keep you entertained, but you may want to head to nearby cities to see 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 are wishing to add a little fun to your Oakland trip, you can also head to Children's Fairyland and spend an evening riding the park's attractions.

Does Payless offer one-way rentals in Oakland?

Payless offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to return your rental car at a different Payless. Don't forget there may be an additional charge when you choose one-way.

Reserve your ride today!

With so much to do and see in Oakland, having access to a set of wheels lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to check out more of California, you can drive wherever you like, without having to coordinate a ride-share or wait for the bus.

Before your next getaway, book your Payless Oakland rental car and zip off to take in all the must-see sights at your leisure. Book through and cruise the open road in Oakland, California.