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Car rental Oakland International Airport

In need of a low budget car for your holiday in Oakland? Or maybe a luxury SUV or exclusive sports car? You name it. Holiday Cars compares all car rentals at Oakland International Airport from different companies for you and will help you find the perfect car for your holiday. We always only compare the best car rental companies with the best prices. That means that you are in good hands with us and you will get a car you can trust.

About Oakland International Airport

The Oakland International Airport is the fourth largest airport in California. The airport serves over 11 million passengers every year. Thanks to the 13 airlines that offer non-stop service, this airport connects travelers to 55 international and domestic destinations. Oakland International Airport offers all types of services to its travelers. From ground transportation to shopping and dining. You have enough options when it comes to dining. From Burger King to Subway and Jamba Juice. If you want to relax before your flight, you can visit the Escape Lounge. You have the possibility to pre-book a spot in the Escape Lounge, but you can also walk in once you’ve checked in for your flight or connecting flight.

Car hire facilities at Oakland International Airport

HolidayCars.com works exclusively with trusted car rental companies at Oakland International Airport as we already mentioned. All of these companies are leading agents which means that you don’t have to worry about anything if you hire a car from them. These are the companies that are available at Oakland International Airport for car hire:

Why hire a car when in Oakland

There are different ways to travel from the Oakland International Airport to your hotel, apartment or any other place in Oakland. Shuttles, limos and taxis belong to these options. You can also use public transportation, but don’t forget the option of a rental car. A plus when you hire a car is that you have the freedom of movement. Especially if you want to explore Oakland as much as possible it is the best option for you. Thanks to a rental car, it is not necessary to rush. Wake up relax every day and enjoy Oakland on your own time. There is no better way to enjoy your holiday, to be honest.

What to do in Oakland

In and out of Oakland there is a lot to do when on a holiday. For the nature lovers there are places like Lake Tahoe, Big Sur & Monterey Bay, the Marin Headlands and last but not least Yosemite National Park. With a car all these places are easy to get too. Other places that are worth visiting when in Oakland are Lake Merrit, Wine Country, Santa Cruz, Golden Gate Park, Oakland Museum of California and Oakland Coliseum. Are you ready to explore Sacramento with a car from HolidayCars.com? We are more than happy to help you get the best car rental deal!
Tips and experiences for Oakland airport

Our customers rated Oakland airport with an average of 9.2 based on 52 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

15-06-2019
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OAK is a big airport hence account for additional time in your transit. It takes at least 15 minutes to get to the rental car center. The driving around the city is a little rash, so have insurance. Some of the rental companies are not open 24/7, please check your contract before proceeding. There is tolls on the freeway but only while going to SF city. Getting out of the city has no tolls on either bay bridge or the golden gate bridge.
06-06-2019
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Whenever you travel into or out of the Oakland or SFO airports be aware of the time you are arriving or leaving the airport. If you are close to rush hour or going the wrong direction on the Weekend you are going to be stuck in traffic for a while.
03-06-2019
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Leave space in bag for personal belongings, as you have to empty all pockets while going through custom check. Be prepared to remove belts & shoes too. Ask for list of eateries at different Gates. Packed food & drink allowed on board. Not to be at appointed gate too early before boarding time as seats are limited. Many electrical sockets for charging, so charger along. But trolleys are hard to find.
31-05-2019
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Drive defensively. Pack lightly. Great way to see California. Choose Dollar Rental Car for there great service. Pick Holiday for there great prices. Don't forget to have a great time.
21-05-2019
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We love Holiday Cars.com for booking. We just try to book a few weeks before our trip for the best price. Make sure to add all the drivers when picking up the car reservation. Use a credit card with extra rental car insurance coverage to book your rental car. The counter staff was very helpful and clearly explained all of the important information that we needed for the trip. The shuttle bus driver was friendly and welcoming.
04-04-2019
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Easy to get to. Not a lot of traffic.
22-12-2018
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Take Doolittle to get to/from airport to Alameda
18-12-2018
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Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to get from shuttle to airport. Have all you documentation ready when getting to the counter. Use your insurance coverage through a reputable bank/credit card company. Don't always prepay gas, sometimes cheaper to buy locally. Check the gas prices before committing to prepaid gas.
29-11-2018
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Always use your map apps when traveling around and through Oakland airport. It is busy. Highway 880 the main road traveling North and South is under construction causing slowdowns and some confusion as to what exits off the highway are maneuverable.
28-11-2018
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No comment on Oakland airport. I provided review of Budget Oakland Airport. We did not come through (fly through) the actual airport but just picked up our car at the airport.
18-11-2018
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Be on time shuttle bus Be aware of deposit fees
30-10-2018
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Great airport...much less busy than SFO
26-10-2018
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Leave enough time if you take UBER from your home and not from the airport as during high traffic time it takes a while to get to the location (which is close to the OAK airport)
11-10-2018
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Be early to everything. It is taking a lot longer at TSA. Their secondary checks will cause you to miss a flight. Wear socks!! Use alternative airports when possible. Sometimes they are cheaper when you factor in rental/ Uber/ Lyft/taxi costs.
08-10-2018
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OAK has very short TSA lines and enough staff to keep on top of lines. Unlike SFO, Oakland airport does not get fogged in. I have experienced very few delays, cancellations or rerouting when flying into or out of OAK. Ground transport is quite good at OAK, particularly since the BART connector has been completed. Expansion of the cell waiting lot and more frequent buses to rental lot have made driving in and out of OAK a breeze. Good choice of restaurants in both terminals! Strong coffee is always available at OAK.
05-10-2018
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Get to the rental kisok before the bus from the next airport lets out.
05-10-2018
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Great airport once you understand that there are two terminals.
21-09-2018
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Book with Fox. The check-in lady was friendly & helpful. The car was in good condition & ran well. The return in Oakland was easy. The lady that greeted us & checked the car in when we returned it was very friendly. We had a successful & excellent experience.
16-09-2018
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1. Book in advance (online) to get best deals 2. Have all papers ready . Booking papers etc. 2. Bring major credit card and driving license . 4. Upgrade at counter if necessary. 5. Ask for add-on if needed like : GPS, Toll tag, insurance etc 6. Inspect the car before taking it out of the facility. 7. Note down all important contact numbers in case you need to contact rental car authorities.
22-02-2018
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The Oakland airport car rental area & shuttle makes renting a car easy and stress free.
30-01-2018
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look at any dents and write them down make sure you have all documentation ready use major cc always know gas prices in area check out car before leaving lot
29-01-2018
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Shuttle service from the car rental pick up/ drop off is prompt. No matter what time of the year get to the airport a good 15 minutes on top of the recommended time suggested by the Oakland Airport. This is a busy airport with many conveniences yet with lots of foot traffic.
02-03-2017
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I only passed through Oakland to Napa Wine Valley. I have no opinion about Oakland.
23-02-2017
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Have some Afghan food in San Mateo. Yummy
19-01-2017
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Oakland has lots of cute up and coming bars and restaurants. Fairyland is great for kids 8 and under.
12-01-2017
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You must walk Lake Merritt, see a movie at the Grand Lake Theater, and have some ice cream at Fenton's!
07-01-2017
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Oakland is where I was born and I was amazed at how much it has changed. Go see everything and eat everything. The Bay Area is beautiful.
04-01-2017
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Visit Oakland's wonderful parks up in the hills, and drive along Skyline Boulevard for some of the best views of the Bay Area. Also, take a stroll around Lake Merritt and relax under the willow trees surrounding it.
02-12-2016
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I stayed with family while visiting. I used my personal GPS to map my travels within the city of Oakland. There's a lot of colorful and friendly people in the city. Knowing where you are traveling to and which way to go is important. I also visited other areas in the Bay area: Vacaville, San Jose, and Santa Clara, California.
26-08-2016
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The traffic is a headache at times, but there is so much to do. My sister and I went to San Francisco which is near by. Oakland has many fun activities and it is conveniently located to other cities that also have many fun activities to partake in. ENJOY!
23-07-2016
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We enjoyed San Francisco, the Natl Park area, back to the coast from Big Sur back to San Francisco. Didn't really spend much time in Oakland.
11-07-2016
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great place to fly in.. easy to get to SF
09-07-2016
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Buy the American Express travel insurance. It costs $25 per rental (not per day - up to 40 days) if you use an American Express card to pay for your rental.
02-07-2016
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Buy the city pass when in san Francisco
01-07-2016
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I like the Redwoods and the coastal drive the most. It was great to take a couple of extra days just to see the sights and relax.
13-06-2016
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The vehicles from Fox Car Rental have fast Trak... If you will be traveling around the Bay Area, try to stay ahead of congestive traffic. 880 can have heavy traffic around 4 pm. 580 is bad after 4 pm going towards Richmond. Traffic was good headed towards San Francisco befor 5 pm. Good Luck.
03-06-2016
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That it is great airport smaller and not as crowded as SFO. Also downtown Oakland is very hip/
25-05-2016
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Bring your GPS for sure.
17-05-2016
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The airport and car rental center is not a problem to get into or out of those locations. But the city of Oakland makes me want to stay clear of it and not to stay in the city because of reviews and crime etc.
11-05-2016
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Rental car lots were marked well and easy to find once you caught on. The Fox people were very helpful.
08-04-2016
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Oakland itself seemed dirty and not very safe. We didn't spend much time there, just flew into airport. Most of the vacation was spent seeing the Redwoods, coastal area, and San Fransisco.
02-04-2016
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See a Warriors game Go to Skyline Redwoods Park for a hike Visit Lafayette Reservoir for a nice 2.5 mile walk
07-03-2016
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Harry's Hofbrau in San Leandro, family run and delicious food. Jack London Square, Emeryville for some serious shopping
06-03-2016
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Shuttle to the airport is available when you need it.
03-03-2016
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I liked the prepaid gas feature.
05-02-2016
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Oakland is a city that has greatly improved over the past two decades or so. Good dining at all levels, pleasant street atmosphere. Downtown is about 20 minutes from the airport.
03-02-2016
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If you have time, just east of Fremont CA and south of Oakland, at the base of the beautiful green hills is an auboredium and wonderful hiking trails.
16-01-2016
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No problems.... all fine.
24-11-2015
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Clean any pet hair and do not smoke in their vehicle point blank period some people take it personal when they are charge extra fees but you have to understand this is buisness
17-11-2015
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Weren't staying in Oakland
22-06-2015
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Don't use HolidayCars!
07-06-2015
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Do your research before you come. What is your time frame? A day? A week? Plan accordingly. Be reasonable.