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Alameda car hire

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Alameda car hire information

Pick-up locationAlameda
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Hire locations2
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Alameda

  • To gain movement flexibility to and from your destinations in Alameda, CA, you should consider renting a car from any of the several car rentals in Alameda. Unlike the Alameda public means of transport that follows fixed routes and schedules, your rented car from Alameda car rentals will allow you to conveniently traverse different parts of the city with minimum limitations on the route or the schedule. With your rented car, you will find it easy to access the Crown Memorial State Beach, Frank Bette Center for the Arts, and Alameda Theatre & Cineplex.
  • Most travelers flying in Alameda would land at Oakland International Airport (OAK). OAK is located about 4.8 miles from the city center. For convenient movement within and outside Alameda, consider renting your car from any of the Alameda car rentals at OAK. Among the car rental agencies at OAK are; Alamo, Avis, Budget, and Dollar. All these car rental agencies are housed at the OAK’s car rental center. The center is located at 7600 Earhart Road, Oakland. From your arrival terminal, you will walk to the rental car shuttle waiting area to board your free Rental Car Shuttle buses to the car rental center.
  • When driving your rented car from the car rentals in Alameda through the Downtown San Francisco Bay Area, you will need to be very observant, careful, and attentive. During holidays and weekends, the area is full of international and local tourists. As they leisurely take a stroll down the sidewalks, they cross from one side to the other without considering an oncoming motorist. To avoid getting involved in accidents related to jaywalking, you should therefore consider maintaining reasonable speed and not exceeding the posted speed limits.
  • Common to any other city in the world, Alameda’s roads’ traffic flow varies. The city experiences both morning and evening rush or commute hours. Between 7 am, and 9 am, most roads heading to the city center face traffic snarl-ups. Between 5 pm and 7 pm, most roads heading away from the central business district report traffic jams. During holidays and weekends, the traffic flow on most roads would average be smooth. You will, however, still need to maintain the recommended speed limits on the major roads so as to avoid confrontations with law enforcement agencies. For your movement convenience, you may need to reorganize your schedules so as to take advantage of the off-peak hours or consider using less congested feeder roads.
  • Book your car hire in Alameda at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Supplier choice hire cars in Alameda are around 64% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Alameda

  • What is the best car hire company in Alameda?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Alameda are Hertz (7,7, 98 reviews), Budget (6,8, 139 reviews), and Fox (6,0, 318 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Alameda?

    The average price of fuel in Alameda is R70,79 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R849 and R1 132, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Alameda?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Alameda.

  • Which car hire agencies are at San Francisco airport (SFO)?

    The only car hire company onsite at San Francisco airport is Avis.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at San Francisco airport (SFO)?

    The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from San Francisco airport to off-airport locations is Avis.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Alameda?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Alameda?

    A Mini car hire in Alameda costs R2 780 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Alameda?

    A Standard car hire in Alameda costs R1 028 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Alameda?

    A Special car hire in Alameda costs R933 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Alameda?

    When renting your car from several car rentals in Alameda, you may consider your destinations or the number of people who would be using the car. If your destinations are located within the city center, then a compact car would serve the purpose. A compact car can be squeezed into limited parking lot spaces. If you are traveling with four or more people, a minibus or an SUV car type forms part of your options. With an SUV, you will, however, be forced to reserve some parking lot spaces.

  • What’s the speed limit in Alameda?

    To remain on the right side of the law when driving your rented car from the car rentals in Alameda, you will need to observe reasonable driving guidelines and speed limits. Unless otherwise posted, you will have to maintain a 65 mph speed limit on most highways, 55 mph on two-lane undivided highways, 25 mph speed limit on the major streets in Alameda, and 15 mph when driving through the alleys.

  • Where are the best places to park in Alameda?

    To benefit from free parking in Alameda, you may consider booking a hotel offering free onsite parking. If you fail to access one, you will be forced to budget for your rented car from the car rentals in Alameda’s parking in the metered parking lots. Among the parking lots to consider is the 713 Santa Clara Ave-based Alameda West End Lot.

Alameda car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,8

2 locations in Alameda

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2307 Blanding Ave Unit A

+1 510 523 5722

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

25 Embarcadero Cove

+1 510 532 0444

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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4,0 Mediocre

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The driver who picked me up was rude and unprofessional. He told me to get off my phone while I was working on my phone so he could make small chat in which he mentioned what he did with his tips and also complained to me about his manager texting him and not looking at the log in the office. Highly inappropriate for a customer to know the inter-workings of a business. And I felt he was pushing for a tip to the point of being rude, so I did not tip as I was offended by him interrupting my work. It was 9:45 am and I was there on business. It was business hours. An industry catering to working professionals should know this. I was so offended. I let the man at the counter know and he gave me a weak apology. The managers were close by and overheard and did not come over to offer an apology either. Worst Enterprise experience I have ever had.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Our first outstanding experience was when we rented the vehicle for our daughters wedding. The Enterprise team on Alameda Ave in Oakland, CA was just as excited for the event as we were! Second terrific experience occurred when I had a mishap with the Enterprise vehicle I rented. I called the 24-hour service line to report the incident. The process was seamless and easy. Definitely will use Enterprise for all car rental needs in the future.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Service was great! They picked us up at the airport and provided a quick service checkout. The vehicle was clean and worked properly. They also called before the end to the trip to make sure everything was going well. I would utilize this location again.

Cons:

The only negative were that the wiper blades needed replacement; and the team gave me a discount to the price when I turned in the vehicle in Portland. (Turned a negative item into a positive aspect.)

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Everyone was so kind, professional, and helpful.

2,0 Poor

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The car they tried to give us at first smelled like smoke and marijuana. The didn't clean the car before they gave it to us so it was pretty dirty. They have is the car with only 1/4 tank of gas...I could go on...

8,4 Very Good

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff. The location is a little hard to find.

1 out of 5

Rhodium

5,8

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Alameda

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Oakland Airport. On-airport. Oakland International Airport. 7600 Earhart Road, Car Rental Center.

+1 510 254 4410

Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
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Sunday05:00 - 23:59

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Budget

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Best rated

One location in Alameda

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7600 Earhart Road

+1 510 729 5021

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The agent at the pickup counter was delightful, friendly and expeditious. Same for drop off experience!

2,0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The lied me. The agent sold me an upgrade that I didn't want. He didn't tell me anything about the upgrade, he just said that there was an error that would be solved when I return the car. Surprise: there wasn't any error and they regret to return the money because I signed the contract (that wasn't well explained). It's a scam. Don't rent a car here or in avis.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
We didn’t like your service I will never do it again

10,0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
Excellent price and good service

8,0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Plenty of room inside the truck.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Lines were too long, not enough people working

1 out of 41

Fox

No score available yet

One location in Alameda

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7600 Earhart Road

+1 510 254 4410

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
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8,0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was helpful and friendly.

Cons:

Better value than Hertz or Dollar.

8,0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

better explanation of toll fees upront

8,0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Slow check in

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly service. No wait. New car.

Cons:

Assistance in finding vehicle

2,0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Make sure that the vehicles are clean and in good working order have to turn in 2 vehicles and the third one the seat belt was not working in the back seat And the people who received vehicles should be a little nicer

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

YES

1 out of 92

Hertz

No score available yet

One location in Alameda

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7600 Earhart Road, Suite 1

+1 510 633 4300

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
The check-in clerk was awesome very helpful and streamlined my drop off. Give that man a raise.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Car was clean & in good condition. Excellent communication from everyone especially the manager Tess & the lady who checked us out at the gate, they could not have been friendlier or more helpful. One exception of when picking up the young lady did not seem to know we were covered for insurance & presented us with a bill for $99 she said which was for an extra day, we were not taking an extra day which was clearly stated on our rental voucher (which she did not want to see) I questioned the amount to be charged & this was amended immediately. Overall would definitely use this service again.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Super easy drop off. Very friendly employees!

Cons:

Website a little overwhelming.TMI

6,0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The pickup was fairly smooth. The selection wasn't great.

Cons:

More selection would've been nice. Should've gone with Hertz or Avis.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I wasn’t even able to get the car. Nothing

Cons:

Auto cancellation for places being over booked

4,8 Mediocre

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Waited an hour to pick up the car from Oakland airport. Once inside it didn't smell or look very clean. The Passat they gave me got great gas mileage though.

1 out of 37

Payless

No score available yet

One location in Alameda

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7600 Earhart Road

+1 510 638 1000

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
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10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Very easy to drop off

Cons:

I booked through a 3rd party and they accepted my reservation but when I arrived they said they were sold out for a few days. They were able to help me but stressed me out about it first. 3rd party should know exact inventory to prevent this.

2,0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Bad service didn't know I had to have a ticket

2,0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Sorry my bad. I screwed up. Will actually not fully my fault. I did indicate I wanted to rent from SFO airport and it also apparently gave me options for Oakland airport rentals and I rented a car from there without realizing. Duh! Will anyway it was nonrefundable and I'm screwed out of $140. So since kayak sent me a request via email for a review of my car rental it's fair to say it didn't go so well!

2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

nothing

Cons:

I reserved the car and was scheduled to pick it up at 8PM. I showed up a little bit late, and I assume this would be no problem, because the Oakland Airport Rental Car Center is open 24 hours a day. When I got to the car rental center, no one was at the Payless desk, and another lady told me that Payless closes at 8PM. So why would I be allowed to reserve a car for pickup at the time that the desk closes? So anyway, I had to change my trip plans because I had no rental car.

6,0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Grossly understaffed. No service at return. No record of return when I called next day. Under investigation.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were incredibly patient and kind.

1 out of 46

Avis

No score available yet

One location in Alameda

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7600 Earhart Road

+1 510 577 6360

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00

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2,0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
I reserved my car months ago with Avis and I even called that morning to confirm it. By the time I went to pick up my car at 3pm my scheduled pick up time, the front desk told me that there’s no car for me to pick up. They offered us 2 SUVs instead of one 12 seat passenger van. We asked if they can help check if other nearby Avis has the 12 passenger van. She just throw me the customer service line and said they don’t have access to other Avis. Not helpful at all and they don’t even care if they ruin your plan. We understand things happen but at least you call us ahead of time so we have time to find alternative.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Good value, good price, which is most important. Also easy to deal with.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
terrible Got a giant pick-up truck. Supplier‘s choice!

2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I could have been told about their policy of requiring a flight number to book

9,2 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off staff in Modesto was really nice.

Cons:

Car rental companies consistently want to up sell, and push their own insurance.

5,6 Fair

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean car

1 out of 9

National

No score available yet

One location in Alameda

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7600 Earhart Rd

+1 833 659 1912

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy interface on line to find, reserve vehicle. Received confirmation promptly. When picking up vehicle at National, rep was pleasant, helpful and reservation was in the system with no hassles. Dropping off I got 2 thank yous from staff as I was walking inside.

Cons:

When picking up the insurance offered was much higher than when it was offered online. I should have got it then??

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of rental....started the process on line. Very helpful and courteous staff at the Oakland Airport site (I believe Christina may have been working at the counter).

Cons:

Cannot think of a thing.

5,9 Fair

Aug 2021

KAYAK
I returned the car 5 minutes after 10 rather than just prior to 10 and was charged a full additional day. Will never use National again for that reason.

1 out of 1

Goldcar Rental SP

No score available yet

One location in Alameda

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7600 Earhart Rd Car Rental Center Oakland Ca

+1 510 254 4410

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One location in Alameda

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7600 Earhart Road

+1 914 368 0091

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
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Thursday06:00 - 23:59
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1172 travellers who hired a car in Alameda gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

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