Book Budget car rentals in Oakland

Oakland, CA, United States
3 Oct — 10 Oct
Oakland, CA, United States
Sun 3/10
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Budget car rental prices in Oakland

C$ 68/dayEconomy
C$ 71/dayCompact
C$ 77/dayIntermediate
C$ 117/dayStandard
C$ 78/dayFull-size
C$ 133/dayFull-size SUV
C$ 106/dayPremium
C$ 115/dayLuxury
C$ 115/dayConvertible
C$ 79/daySupplier choice
C$ 92/dayIntermediate SUV
C$ 123/dayStandard SUV


" and helpful."(in 1394 reviews)
""Great price, veryr.""(in 3750 reviews)
"Great car and -off"(in 1485 reviews)


"Terrible as well"(in 355 reviews)
"Will Budget again!"(in 252 reviews)
"Car smoke !"(in 239 reviews)

Reviews for Budget in Oakland

Overall Rating5.9 OkayBased on 92 reviews
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Pros:PriceCons:Cleanliness of carReviewed 15 Sep. 2020
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Cons:Great rental.Reviewed 30 Jul. 2020
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Pros:Carla who helped me was wonderfulReviewed 11 Aug. 2020
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Cons:I drove 35 minutes from Danville to Oakland to pick up a van and then I had reserved. When I got there the lady at the counter did not even look up to acknowledge me. I stood there for about five minutes and then approached her and said am I at the correct counter for budget? She then asked what she could do for me. Then she told me that they did not have any cars available. She told me that I could sit down and wait to see what happens or come back later. Worst car rental experience ever. I left without a car.Reviewed 23 Jun. 2020
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Pros:I stood in line for one hour and ten minutes while a single agent served dozens of clients. She was clearly doing her best, but it was a circus. At one point, Budget customers heard that they could also get served at the Avis counter. Some were successful and others were told they had to go to the back of the enormous Budget line. I will never forget it. It was horrible.Cons:Perhaps have more staff at the AIRPORT to provide customer service? Waiting in line for more than an hour is UNACCEPTABLE. My rental was only supposed to be twelve hours. I was not even offered a pro-rate on my rental--I was there on time for pick-up but ended up dinking around waiting for customer service until nearly ninety minutes into my rental. I spent the rest of the day rushing to get my errands run. Ruined my day. Thanks.Reviewed 28 Mar. 2021
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EhhCons:They had the door open at the office and it was freezing. We were standing there for a few minutes waiting to be helped. The customer service rep insisted we get a different car from the one we had originally booked but we were fine with what we booked...she continued to insist not suggest and so we went with the bigger car and larger cost. They gave us the keys and told us to pick up the car at the designated space in the parking lot. We weren't sure in what direction to go, as the parking lot was pretty big, and when we asked the customer service rep repeated the number of the space and was not able to properly direct us on where to go. Thankfully it was 4 of us traveling and we were able to allocate the letter and numbered spot.Reviewed 11 Jan. 2017
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Poorly prepared for Hiday weekendPros:The mini-van was comfortable to ride and great on mileage. It sucks that it wasn't what I reserved.Cons:I reserved a full size SUV and I was initially given a Pathfinder. The interior front seats had white stains on them. The passenger door had soda stains on it. I complained and they took the car to clean it. It came back wet from a car wash? Interior was untouched and still dirty. Only after I pointed out that it still wasn't clean and asked for a second time to get a different car, did I get a Toyota Sienna mini-van. Disappointed by the presentations of their available fleet on a major holiday weekend (4th of July). For the price I was charged, I was expecting more from Budet.Reviewed 5 Jul. 2016
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Logistical nightmare, cost me moneyPros:Courteous and well-intentioned staff, good car. I'd originally booked a car for pickup on Webster St. in Oakland and dropoff at SFO but they were able to change the dropoff to Webster St. in Oakland for me, which I appreciated.Cons:I'd informed the counter at the time of pickup that I intended to drop the car off the next day. The counter failed to inform me that, due to the MLK holiday (Jan 16), the dropoff site at Webster St would close early, at 1pm. The site was closed when I arrived at 2:30pm, with a homemade sign on the door noting the early holiday closing hour. After a long call with several agents on the phone, they told me I'd need to drop the car off at Oakland airport. I spent about an hour in traffic and $20 on a taxi because the desk failed to inform me that I needed to have the car back by 1pm on Jan 16.Reviewed 17 Jan. 2017
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Cons:Checkout was awful. The per-person time to checkout was excessive, people who already checked out kept coming back in and going up to the counter, it was close to 45 mins from time I got off shuttle until time I got in car. Car reeked of smoke.Reviewed 22 Mar. 2021
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Pros:I actually had a very bad experience. The worst nightmare for anyone, especially when. You book a week ahead of pick up and looking for to you trip, and then you get told we don't have what you want and may not have it until after the long weekend, after waiting for more then an hour. They told me to speak to the manager, even more rude. The car I was waiting for was waiting outside for 45 minutes, the manager took another customer who ahead turned up 5 minutes ago, where I had been waiting for an hour. I have nothing against any race, but am Indian and the customer was white. This manager took the customer to the car and the customer didn't want it, so at this point I was getting mad and calling other companies, the manager came back and said I have a car for you. Now where did the car come from??? I called enterprise they had something waiting, but this manager was very rude and didn't have any apology or anything. I went with him to finish of the final paper work he wanted all the payment up front. Normally you would pay on return. In the end I just walked out of here. The worst place for customer service. I think he was racist.Cons:Improve everything about having self respect and respect everyoneReviewed 7 Apr. 2021
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Pros:The third vehicle that we eventually ended up with worked and was niceCons:Literally everything. More people working the counters, cars not smelling like people took their smoke breaks in them, car batteries having been tested before giving those vehicles out to customers. Not charging customers for fuel when they couldn't stop because the car you have them wouldn't start back up again.Reviewed 6 Apr. 2021
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Pros:The free airport shuttleCons:Customer service was awful. The truck smelt of weed and was badly damaged on all sides. The truck only had 19k miles on the odometer and the engine was tinny and the suspension is busted.Reviewed 6 May 2021
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Where can I find Budget car rentals in Oakland?

7600 Earhart Road, Budget car rentals


7600 Earhart Road


Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday07:00 - 20:00
Sunday07:00 - 20:00


+1 510 729 5021


2428 Webster Street


Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00


+1 510 272 9626

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Most popular location

7600 Earhart Road

Most popular car type


Average price

C$ 67/day

Good deal

C$ 56/day

Top tips for renting a car from Budget in Oakland

  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Budget in Oakland for C$ 56 or less
  • Book your rental car from Oakland in Budget at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars from Budget in Oakland are around -10% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Budget in Oakland

  • As the situation changes with coronavirus (COVID-19) Budget will continually update its policies accordingly. Please contact Budget directly for the latest information. You can find up-to-date information on the coronavirus response of Budget here: Coronavirus (COVID-19) update from Budget

  • On average a rental car from Budget in Oakland costs C$ 67 per day.

  • Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget in Oakland.

  • Budget has 2 rental locations in Oakland. Take a look at our Budget rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

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