Pleasanton car hire

Driver's age: 26-65
qui 7/3
qui 14/3

Search hundreds of hire car sites at once for hire car deals in Pleasanton

Here is why travellers choose KAYAK

Save up to 34%Compare multiple travel sites with one search.

Free to useThere are no hidden charges or fees

Filter your dealsFilter by car type, brand and more. Instantly customise your results.

Book with flexibilityUse our "free cancellation" filter for maximum flexibility at no extra cost.

Pleasanton car hire information

Pick-up locationPleasanton
Car types
Hire locations7
Airport locations0

Cheap car hire in Pleasanton

Mini
Economy
Compact
Intermediate
Standard
Full-size
Luxury
People carrier
Passenger van
SUV
Commercial
Pick-up truck

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Pleasanton

  • Pleasanton is located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, which is known for its beautiful scenic drives and outdoor attractions. Having a cheap car hire in Pleasanton can make it more accessible to explore these areas, such as the nearby popular tourist destinations of San Francisco, Napa Valley, and Silicon Valley, all within an hour's drive. Additionally, if you’re travelling with family or a group of friends, hiring a Pleasanton car hire can be more economical than using alternative transport options such as taxis or ride-sharing services. This way, you can split the costs and make the most of your holiday budget.
  • At San Francisco International Airport (SFO), the car hire facilities are located off-site and can be reached by taking the AirTrain Blue Line. The AirTrain departs every three minutes from the terminals, and the trip to the car hire centre takes about ten minutes. If you arrive at San Jose International Airport (SJC), the car hire offices are located across the street from the terminals. Passengers can take the car hire shuttle, which stops outside Baggage Claim areas on the Ground Floor of both terminals. The shuttle runs every five minutes, and the trip to the hire car centre takes about ten minutes.
  • Pleasanton is generally a pleasant city to drive in, with well-maintained roads and straightforward traffic conditions. However, while drivers in Pleasanton tend to be generally respectful of traffic laws, there are also a fair number of aggressive drivers on the roads. It's important to stay alert and cautious at all times, especially during rush hour traffic, when roads can get busier. Bicycles are also a common sight in Pleasanton, particularly on the city's many bike lanes and trails. You should be ready to share the road with cyclists when driving cheap car hire in Pleasanton, and always give them ample space when passing. Also, be aware of school zones and children crossing, as there are many schools in the city.
  • In Pleasanton, rush hour traffic tends to be particularly heavy during weekday mornings between 07:00 and 09:00 and weekday evenings between 16:00 and 18:00. During these times, Interstate 680 can become congested, especially around the interchanges with Highway 84 and Highway 580. Additionally, some of the major roads that run through Pleasanton, such as Santa Rita Road, Hopyard Road, and Main Street, can also experience significant backups during peak traffic times. Another thing to be aware of when driving cheap car hire in Pleasanton is the presence of school zones.
  • Book your car hire in Pleasanton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hire in Pleasanton are around 22% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Pleasanton

  • How much is the price of fuel in Pleasanton?

    The average price of fuel in Pleasanton is R66,69 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R800 and R1 067, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Pleasanton?

    Standard (Chevrolet Equinox or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Pleasanton.

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

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

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

    A Standard car hire in Pleasanton costs R1 160 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car hire in Pleasanton costs R2 168 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Pleasanton?

    An Intermediate car hire in Pleasanton costs R1 503 per day, on average.

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

    It is best to hire a reliable and fuel-efficient compact Pleasanton car hire. The roads in Pleasanton are mostly smooth and well-maintained with a mix of both urban and suburban areas, so a compact car would be agile enough to navigate through traffic and parking. These cars are also an economical choice and are reliable and fuel efficient.

  • What’s the speed limit in Pleasanton?

    The speed limit in Pleasanton varies depending on the road type and zone. In residential areas, the speed limit is 25 mph while in commercial and industrial areas, it can go up to 35 mph. On major arterial roads, the speed limit is typically 40 mph and on highways or carriageways, it can be as high as 65 mph. It's important to note that the speed limits may also be affected by factors, such as weather and road conditions.

  • Where are the best places to park in Pleasanton?

    It is advisable to plan to pay for parking in some parts of Pleasanton, especially in busy areas such as the downtown district. Generally, the cost of parking in Pleasanton ranges from $0.50 to $1 (about £0.30-£1.70) per hour for street parking and $1 to $2 ($0.70-£1.60) per hour for parking in garages. The city also offers free parking on certain holidays and weekends. One of the best parking options in Pleasanton is the Civic Centre Parking Garage, which provides a convenient and safe place to park in the heart of the downtown area.  

Pleasanton car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

6,3

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

6.8

2 locations in Pleasanton

Show locations

Locations in Pleasanton

4855 Hopyard Rd #10

+1 925 227 8800

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
View deals

6080 Dublin Blvd

+1 925 803 1462

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
View deals

Filters

Reviews

2,0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
The rental agent was extremely rude and disrespectful, and almost unhelpful. She should not be customer facing if she intends to treat customers poorly.

2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Transparency! The car I was promised was not what I got including the option. The car smelled of smoke and clearly the previous renter had animals. The car had dints and the appearance was very subpar. I was embarrassed to even drive it. It set in my garage the whole weekend. I even returned it on Sunday. I felt I was treated like a second class citizen and I all I got was sorry but it is what it is. The only satisfaction I got from this rental was returning it early!! I would never recommend Hertz to my friends and I would never rent from Hertz every again!!

4,4 Mediocre

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Had to wait an hour to pick it up. It wasn't ready. Then, when they finally brought it out, it was filthy on the outside. The tire pressures were all wrong and there were many dents and dings on the exterior, including a stone chip on the windshield.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly to get an upgrade. All downhill from there!

Cons:

Upgraded car smelled like smoke. Chip in window. Windows were dirty and literally could not see out of rear view mirror. Had to clean manually. Gas was 3/4 filled!! Worst rental experience ever!!!

2,0 Poor

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I got a bad car and got overcharged since they did not have the category I reserved which showed up as available online. Also their representative Jeff was extremely rude and was on Facebook on his cellphone and made me wait.

7,6 Good

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Great price for one day rental. Easy pick-up location however this location is closed on the day we had scheduled turn in of our vehicle. We asked for a mini-van. Location only had a full size SUV, so we got a free upgrade.

Cons:

Costco website advertises which locations are open for both pick-up and return, so it is easier to pick convenient locations. Our pick-up location being closed Sundays, gave only option to not suffer additional day charge as drop off at the airport. We made this work, but it would have been nice to know this before we committed to this deal. Kayak could do better in this regard. Upgrade was nice however if I'd been in need of a mini-van due to access restrictions, they did not have my requested option unless I drove to another location.

1 out of 8

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,6

Very Good

29 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.3

Value for money

8.3

4 locations in Pleasanton

Show locations

Locations in Pleasanton

14 California Ave

+1 925 201 5214

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
View deals

3569 1st St

+1 925 449 3600

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
View deals

4275-26 Rosewood Dr

+1 925 829 8300

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
View deals

6867 Dublin Blvd.

+1 925 829 8300

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
View deals

Filters

Reviews

2,0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
They called and cancelled our reservation because the car was unavailable. Said it wasn’t their fault and happens often when booking via 3rd parties.

7,2 Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was way too slow. But the drop off process was awesome. Just drop the key in the box and head to airport.

Cons:

The pickup at the pleasanton place was slow. Time is money. Sitting around waiting for folks to come and go to figure out what is going on....only to rent you the car that has been sitting on the lot for the whole time shows the need for process improvement at some locations.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was very easy. Staff was great

Cons:

Nothing

7,6 Good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The Enterprise customer service agent, Matt was very helpful correcting the incorrect information they provided to Kayak.com. Only charged for insurance on an unavailable vehicle.

Cons:

More accurate information from Kayak's vendors for a realistic time frame and rental car availability.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

friendly staff, well prepared

Cons:

bigger car selection

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 7

Avis

8,6

Very Good

7 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.6

One location in Pleasanton

Show locations

Locations in Pleasanton

4003 Pimlico Drive

+1 925 460 0960

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
View deals

Filters

Reviews

3,6 Poor

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Pleasenton Avis was closed

1 out of 1

Budget

8,0

Very Good

6 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Pleasanton

Show locations

Locations in Pleasanton

4003 Pimlico Drive

+1 925 460 5230

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
View deals

Filters

Reviews

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

That they didn't deliver the car.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car available as promised

2,0 Poor

Jan 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Had a reservation thru kayak with discounted price and the girl at the counter charged me double the price. She didn't even acknowledged the total charge.

1 out of 1

Dollar

6,2

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Pleasanton

Show locations

Locations in Pleasanton

4855 Hopyard Road

+1 925 227 8800

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
View deals

Filters

No reviews available

Thrifty

6,0

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Pleasanton

Show locations

Locations in Pleasanton

4855 Hopyard Road

(925) 227-8800

Opening times not available

View deals

Filters

No reviews available

85 travellers who hired a car in Pleasanton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.1

Car hire locations in or near Pleasanton

Good to know

Most popular car type

Standard

When to book a car hire in Pleasanton

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches