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Emeryville car rental information

Pick-up locationEmeryville
Car types
Rental locations3
Airport locations0

Cheap car rentals in Emeryville

Mini
Economy
Compact
Intermediate
Standard
Full-size
Luxury
Minivan
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SUV
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Emeryville

  • While in Emeryville, you should rent a car because it’ll allow you to move up and about quite easily. Renting a car from one of the car rentals in Emeryville will also aid you to tour the city comprehensively, as you’ll be able to move from one attraction to another directly. Some of the exceptional Emeryville attractions you’ll be able to get to easily include Tilden Regional Park, Oaks Card Club, McLaughlin Eastshore State Seashore, Point Emery, Grizzly Peak, Mosswood Park, and Regional Parks Botanic Garden.
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK) is the closest airport serving Emeryville. If you’d like to rent a car upon arriving at this airport, 10 miles away, you’ll be glad to hear that it has a Rental Car center with counters for Emeryville car rentals such as Enterprise, Hertz, Avis, Budget, and Thrifty. To get to the Rental Car Center from the airport’s terminal, you will board a shuttle. San Francisco International Airport (SF0) is the other airport serving Emeryville. Just like OAK, SFO has a Rental Car Center. Accessible from the terminals of the airport’s AirTrain Blue Line, this center boasts counters for car rentals in Emeryville such as Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and Thrifty.
  • Emeryville features wide roads with proper signage and paths for non-driving road users. Hence, you can count on having a smooth driving experience in this city. Nonetheless, when driving your car rental in this city, you should keep an eye on your surroundings, stay focused on your driving and the road, observe a safe distance from the vehicles around you, avoid unnecessarily changing lanes, and drive at low speeds. It’s essential that you observe these defensive driving techniques, given that not all of the area’s motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians adhere to the set traffic rules.
  • Most Emeryville locals depend on their vehicles to move around. Due to this, the roads in this city experience traffic congestion from time to time. In the morning, the congestion tends to occur from 7 am to 9 am, whereas in the evening, it usually occurs from 4 pm to 6 pm. This being the case, you ought to have a GPS navigation system installed in your rental car. Having a GPS navigation system installed in your car will assist you tremendously, as this system will enable you to know the traffic conditions of the local roads you intend to use in real time.
  • Book your rental car in Emeryville at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Emeryville are around 27% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Emeryville

  • How much is gas price in Emeryville?

    The average gas price in Emeryville is C$ 4.72 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 57 and C$ 75, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Emeryville?

    Intermediate (Nissan Rogue or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Emeryville.

  • Which car rental companies are at San Francisco airport (SFO)?

    Car rental companies onsite at San Francisco airport include Fox, Kyte, Thrifty, Dollar, Sixt, Hertz, Budget, Alamo, Avis and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

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

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Francisco airport to off-airport locations include Fox, Thrifty, Dollar, Sixt, Advantage, Hertz, Budget, Alamo, Avis and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Emeryville?

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Emeryville?

    An Intermediate car rental in Emeryville costs C$ 58 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Emeryville?

    An Economy car rental in Emeryville costs C$ 79 per day, on average.

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

    Car rentals in Emeryville boast various types of rentals. At your preferred car rental, you can rent a mini, an economy rental, a compact rental, an intermediate rental, a minivan, a passenger van, a pickup truck, an SUV, or a standard, full-size, or luxury sedan rental. When choosing your rental, you should settle on one that can ferry you, your companions, and your luggage comfortably. Thus, you should rent a mini, economy, or compact rental if you intend to travel alone or with just one other companion and a minivan or passenger van if you plan to travel with up to four other persons. Additionally, you should settle on a rental that can get to the destinations you want to visit without struggle. With this in mind, if you plan to visit off-road Emeryville attractions, you should rent an SUV.

  • What’s the speed limit in Emeryville?

    Different parts of Emeryville have different speed limits. On roads that pass through school zones, construction zones, residential areas, and commercial zones, you should not exceed 25 mph, while on alleys, you should not exceed 15 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Emeryville?

    You’ll easily find a spot to park your car rental in Emeryville. This is because this town is home to several parking garages. They include 5601 Christie Avenue Garage, 5858 Horton Street Garage, The Towers Emeryville on 2000 Powell Street, 5675 Horton Street Parking, and 2100 Powell Street Parking Lot.

Emeryville car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

5.2

Best rated

Cleanliness

4.5

Comfort

5.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

5.5

2 locations in Emeryville

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Locations in Emeryville

2400 Webster

+1 510 268 0164

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

5555 Shellmound

+1 510 594 0972

Monday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:00
Friday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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3.6 Poor

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

friendly staff

Cons:

The car was not ready when I went for the pick up and I have been asked to come 1 hour later. Received a smaller car than the one I booked and the car was dirty in the inside and the outside.

4.0 Mediocre

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Unfortunately didn’t like my experience at this location.

Cons:

It took two hours and forty five minutes to pick up the car I booked online. They gave me less than half tank gas and charged me $20 for his. Customer service was horrible and the office smelled terrible

2.0 Poor

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Poor customer service at Courtyard Marriott Emeryville. Yes, we arrived near closing, not aware of the closing hours. They did not have a car for us that we prepaid for, nor did they have a similar car. Will not use kayak, nor Hertz at this location again. Nor will I recommend anyone else to do so.

Cons:

Have the car or similar available as stated in the agreement. This is very bad business folks. We had to take our personal car on our trip and it was miserable! SMH

2.4 Poor

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

we ordered a pickup at 5pm, that was the closing time, got yelled at. Took 1 hours to get the car. Car was dirty, system was slow and no info about drop off at the end. Costs were not the same as online. Last time that I rent from Hertz

6.4 Okay

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

good friend service

Cons:

the car reeked of cigarette smoke. they had no inventory to replace it, but did call another office for availability.

8.8 Very good

Apr. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was in great condition, and, due to them being short on intermediate cars, we got a free upgrade.

Cons:

Pickup took nearly an hour, since the car was not clean when we arrived.

1 out of 11

Avis

6.3

Cleanliness

5.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

6.0

One location in Emeryville

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Locations in Emeryville

2428 Webster Street

+1 510 835 2910

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00

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2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop-off representative was very helpful and understanding of the issues we faced with our car rental.

Cons:

The car had no windshield wiper fluid and no UBS ports so we couldn't charge our phones and have the benefit of a nav system.

2.0 Poor

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I picked my car on Friday 4/2/2021 and sropped off the same day at a dfferent location. On Monday, I received an email that I was a no-show for my rental pick upi and that a charge of $50 will be applied to my credit card. I tried to call but the cale was disconnected twice and after that there was a problem wtih a website. Absolutely a dishonest service! I am shocked!

8.0 Very good

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very helpful if not overly courteous. Convenient location and acceptable price.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff is incredibly helpful, friendly and efficient with check-out and check-in.

8.0 Very good

Feb. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The price that was quoted on Kayak was $10 lower than what Avis charged me. Avis couldn’t tell me why the final price was higher.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

the price for returning to a neighborhood location vs the airport was significant. This was a little far and might have been a 30 dollar uber to the Oakland airport but I had a friend to take me anyway... So mostly I appreciated the significant savings by using off airport pick up and delivery

1 out of 3

Thrifty

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Emeryville

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Locations in Emeryville

1001 Broadway

+1 510 451 3807

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

No score available yet

4 locations in Emeryville

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3001 Shattuck Ave

+1 510 841 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

3030 Broadway

+1 510 893 7000

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3950 Broadway

+1 510 597 7800

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

5858 Horton St Ste 193

+1 510 223 6444

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing

8.4 Very good

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off very quick and easy.

Cons:

No traveller's info transfered to the rental so we had to wait while they entered it all manually. Total cost was 31% higher than the estimate.

4.4 Mediocre

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Took over an hour to get the car.

2.0 Poor

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Got a text minutes before my reserved pick-up time telling me that it was cancelled. Called them up, and they shrugged it off.

2.0 Poor

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The canceled via text an hour before pickup.

2.0 Poor

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

They cancelled my reservation by text five minutes before it was to begin. Apparently car availability isnt reflected in the online listings accurately

1 out of 21

Budget

No score available yet

2 locations in Emeryville

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Locations in Emeryville

2428 Webster Street

+1 510 272 9626

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00

5855 Horton Street

+1 510 985 7387

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00

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2.0 Poor

Sep. 2022

KAYAK
Car needed a wash, needed air in tires, inside of windshield was dirty, rear tag expired as of June, insurance card and registration expired

7.6 Good

Jul. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The process was smooth and easy - both for pick up and drop off.

Cons:

The car smelled a bit like smoke.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The service at the Emeryville, CA location was exceptional. We had our plates stolen. The agent, owner helped us and provided a new car immediately.

5.6 Fair

Jul. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They made a mistake and gave us the wrong car at the first rental car pickup, but then they were nice enough to make it up free of charge at the second pickup location.

Cons:

The first pickup location (the original), did not have any compact cars, only trucks and SUV's, which we did not want at all. So we had to take part of a day from our vacation replacing the car, which took a few hours and some very unhelpful people at the national budget phone line (when I called, I couldn't talk to any local representatives, only national and they did not seem to understand my request). The car we finally got was also not great at accelerating, which made entering the freeway a little hard every time we tried.

2.0 Poor

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Budget didn't honor the price of the reservation, is charging us double the rate quoted in the booking. When we tried to correct the error, we've been given the run-around. We've been given 5 different customer service numbers to call and still haven't reached a representative to help sort out the issue. The staff and manager we've talked to say they can't do anything, we have to reach customer service, who won't answer the phone or emails. Plus, a part fell off the car on the highway, which I'm sure they'll charge us for too. I will never rent from Budget again!

6.0 Okay

Jan. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

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.

1 out of 6

196 travellers who rented a car in Emeryville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.0

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Intermediate

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