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In the early years of San Francisco, the hillside of Oakland found loggers using its oak and redwood trees for timber, and its lush flat lands were perfect for agriculture. Today, it is the eighth largest metropolis in the state of California. Multiple major league sports teams, the Clorox and Dreyer's companies, and Rocky Road ice cream all call Oakland home. In order to take advantage of everything this city has to offer, securing an Oakland Airport car rental is the best way to travel around the region. Whether you decide to pick up your OAK car rental right at the airport, or from one of the many companies nearby offering OAK airport car rentals, below you will find some useful Oakland airport information and the best vehicle rental services.

There are three airports servicing Oakland and the surrounding area: the Oakland International Airport, the San Francisco International Airport, and the San Jose International Airport. Another name for the Oakland International Airport (OAK) is the Metropolitan Oakland International Airport. Being popular with the lower cost airlines, OAK grew considerably between 2000 and 2009. Their busiest airline is Southwest, but Jetblue Airlines and Alaska Airlines service with Horizon Airlines are the second and third carriers. The terminal is undergoing improvements and the contemporary airport is a pleasant welcome to the city. If you will be looking for your Oakland airport car rental after collecting your luggage at baggage claim, you will easily find all the companies offering OAK airport car rentals right there, conveniently located and ready to serve. Besides being a sports hot spot featuring the MLB's Athletics and the NFL's Raiders, there are many other things to do and see in Oakland like the Chabot Space and Science Center, the Oakland Aviation Museum, and the Oakland Zoo. The Chabot Space and Science Center has interactive exhibitions, an IMAX Theater, a digital planetarium and a public observatory to help people learn about and appreciate astronomy and space science. This city was where Amelia Earhart began her last airplane journey and today The Oakland Aviation Museum celebrates flight and has over thirty vintage and contemporary airplanes on display. The expanding Oakland Zoo may seem small for such a large city, but the animal habitats are amazing and the zoo is upgrading sections for children. The Oakland airport information below can help you find the perfect OAK car rental for your travels about the metropolis whether you want an eco-friendly or luxury vehicle. Expedia.com makes it easy for you to book your next San Francisco airport car rental. We work with the best Oakland International car rental companies in the region, bringing you the best car rental rates and a wide variety of OAK car rental classes including economy, compact, midsize, full-size, convertible, van, luxury, full size SUV rentals. Our partner car companies offer different pick-up and drop-off options. If you are ready to book your car rental, follow the links on this page to view more information and details on your next Oakland International, and OAK car hire.

Wheeling Around Oakland

Find the best car rental prices in San Francisco with Expedia. With last minute travel options, and a broad selection of top rental car agency partners, and you are sure to find the best car rental rates in the country.

Find additional OAK rental car pick up locations and enjoy the best car rental deals available anywhere. Find the most convenient OAK airport car rental locations when convenience and easy access are the name of the game!

Oakland Car Rental Locations

  • Enterprise: 2965 Railroad Avenue, Atlantic Plaza Shopping Center, Pittsburg, CA 94565, USA

  • Budget: 1305 Francisco Boulevard East, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA

  • Avis: 600 Parker Road, Travis AFB, Fairfield, CA 94533, USA

  • Avis: 1305 Francisco Boulevard East, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA

  • Hertz: 1061 San Pablo Avenue, Albany, CA 94706, and USA

Book a Car Rental To See it All

Oakland, California, has plenty more to offer the world than a couple of sports teams. Situated on the eastern end of the San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland is also called "Oaktown" by its inhabitants. From the farmers market and street performers of Jack London Square to searching out the legendary Secret Stairs scattered throughout the city, you're bound to find plenty to do when you visit.

Grab the Keys

Reserve a car in advance here on Expedia.com to ensure you get the model and features you want. If you're flying into town, pick up your rental car at Oakland International Airport (OAK). Once you're off your plane, hop on the rental car shuttle, which will take you on a quick trip to the Rental Car Center. After you've grabbed the keys of your Oakland car rental, you'll be all set to take in all the sights, sounds, and tastes of Oakland without relying on public transportation or taxi service.

Around Town

When you grab a cheap car rental, Oakland becomes an easy city to navigate. Pack the kids into the minivan and drive down the Embarcadero to Union Point Park, where they can play for hours on nautical-themed equipment. Hungry? You'll find cafes and restaurants - along with some boutique shopping - on Broadway. Feeling adventurous? You can cross the Bay Bridge and test out your GPS on the streets of San Francisco, or you can make a more sedate trip down the 101 and enjoy the small-town charm of nearby San Carlos.

Travel with Expedia

Expedia.com offers a multitude of travel services. No matter when you want to visit the city, we'll find you the best deals on flights to Oakland, as well as rooms at the best Oakland hotels. You'll save time and money, and and be able to better focus on all the fun things you're going to do on the Bright Side of the Bay.

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Grab the Keys

Reserve a car in advance here on Expedia.com to ensure you get the model and features you want. If you’re flying into town, pick up your rental car at Oakland International Airport (OAK). Once you’re off your plane, hop on the rental car shuttle, which will take you on a quick trip to the Rental Car Center. After you’ve grabbed the keys of your Oakland car rental, you’ll be all set to take in all the sights, sounds, and tastes of Oakland without relying on public transportation or taxi service.

Around Town

When you grab a cheap car rental, Oakland becomes an easy city to navigate. Pack the kids into the minivan and drive down the Embarcadero to Union Point Park, where they can play for hours on nautical-themed equipment. Hungry? You’ll find cafes and restaurants – along with some boutique shopping – on Broadway. Feeling adventurous? You can cross the Bay Bridge and test out your GPS on the streets of San Francisco, or you can make a more sedate trip down the 101 and enjoy the small-town charm of nearby San Carlos.

Travel with Expedia

Expedia.com offers a multitude of travel services. No matter when you want to visit the city, we’ll find you the best deals on flights to Oakland, as well as rooms at the best Oakland hotels. You’ll save time and money, and be able to better focus on all the fun things you’re going to do on the Bright Side of the Bay.

FAQs for car rental in Oakland

🚗 What’s the best price car rental in Oakland?

In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is $36 in Oakland.

🚗 What’s the average car rental price in Oakland?

On average, car rentals in Oakland are $37.

🚗 Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

🚗 How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

🚗 Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

🚗 How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

🚗 Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Oakland?

Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures that you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

🚗 What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

🚗 Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

🚗 What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

🚗 Where can I find car rentals in Oakland?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.