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Rent cars in Oakland, CA

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BMW 7 Series 2018 — Car rental alternative in Tracy, CA 95377
BMW 7 Series 2018

5.0

(24 trips)

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US$153/day
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Let loose in Oakland

A colorful city brimming with music, art, and activism, Oakland’s scenic perch on the San Francisco Bay belies its energy. Whether you’re hitting up the nightlife in bustling Jack London Square, grabbing tasty dumplings in Chinatown, or soaking in the local culture, chances are Oakland will charm you.

When you’re done exploring vintage boutiques and dining in historic bars, head out to experience Northern California’s redwood forests, wine country, and the stunning Golden Gate Bridge.

Oakland favorites

The Town’s one-of-a-kind waterfront scene is both trendy and historic.

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Lake Merritt

This former tidal lagoon in the heart of downtown has become one of Oakland downtown’s major attractions. Along a three-mile shoreline, you can enjoy beautiful gardens, watch light displays, or simply take in picturesque views of the city. Lake Merritt is also home to the nation’s oldest designated wildlife refuge.

Oakland Museum of California

Stroll through centuries of Californian art, history, and natural science at the Oakland Museum. Highlights include the Dorothea Lange archive and an exhibit on the state’s seven unique ecosystems.

Jack London Square

Once the heart of Oakland’s seaport operations, Jack London Square is now a dining, shopping, and entertainment destination that draws crowds all year long. Named for author Jack London, who grew up on the Oakland waterfront, it’s a happening place with an authentic Oakland vibe.

Top hosts in Oakland, CA

Jessica L.

Jessica L.

All-Star Host

261 tripsJoined Aug 2021
This service was better than using any of the corp car rental companies at SJC.
Josephine H.- 7 October 2022
Jessica was incredibly responsive with messages and she made pick up and drop off easier than a normal car rental service.
Douglas L.- 13 September 2022

Jessica L.’s vehicles

Nesreen S.

Nesreen S.

All-Star Host

448 tripsJoined Nov 2021
Nice car great price enjoyed the car
Tracy C.- 22 October 2022
This was my First time renting a car through turo.
Yash P.- 29 October 2022

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Hit the road

The Bay Area is full of excitement and beauty in every mile. Napa and Sonoma, and even Livermore Valley, are wine country central, featuring gorgeous vineyards, fancy wine tours, and fine dining. Oakland’s neighboring city of Berkeley is home to the University of California and the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement. A few hours’ drive up to the mountains will bring you to iconic natural sites like Yosemite and Lake Tahoe.

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Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park

Just a few miles from downtown Oakland lies the East Bay’s largest remaining natural stand of coastal redwoods. Peaceful and awe-inspiring, it’s the perfect local attraction for a hike, a picnic, or wildlife viewing.

San Francisco

Just across the Bay Bridge, San Francisco is a foodie’s paradise that's also known for its charming neighborhoods and wealth of amazing attractions. A few stops to hit: Golden Gate Park, Baker Beach, China Beach, and round off your day trip with a visit to Alcatraz Island to tour the notorious prison.

Half Moon Bay

With stunning beaches and great local seafood, Half Moon Bay offers an oceanside getaway from the bustling metropolises of the Bay Area. Stroll along the sand and visit the historic Pigeon Point Lighthouse, and if you’re lucky, the fog won’t spoil an epic sunset.

Recent reviews

Madhu K.
Nissan Versa 2014

Nice budget car, great rental experience with Kendale.

Madhu K.
- 20 October 2022
Douglas G.
BMW 3 Series 2018

Everything was great and so much better than renting with the usual car rental companies.

Douglas G.
- 11 August 2022
Mike S.
Toyota Supra 2021

Great car, clean, fun to drive.

Mike S.
- 13 November 2022
Sean C.
Toyota Prius v 2012

Avoid car rental companies.

Sean C.
- 22 May 2022
Wesley W.
Tesla Model 3 2019

He communicated well before the trip and was kind enough to pick me up at Oakland airport.

Wesley W.
- 30 May 2022
Elizabeth I.
Chrysler 200 2012

Dwayne was very polite and the pick up address was only 4 miles from the Oakland International airport- which made the logistics and cab fare great to pick up the car.

Elizabeth I.
- 2 July 2022
Leanna C.
Toyota Camry 2022

Jose saved our trip for a last minute car rental from an inconvenience from our previous rental.

Leanna C.
- 19 September 2022
Cesar R.
Tesla Model 3 2018

Took the time to walk me through the Turo rental process as well as any features in the car!

Cesar R.
- 3 November 2022
Chanelle F.
Toyota Prius 2008

Easy rent and car run good on gas especially with these high gas prices....

Chanelle F.
- 15 December 2021
John H.
Toyota Camry 2020

This was the best car rental experience in my life!

John H.
- 31 December 2021
Siliva N.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2018

Austin was very accommodating, and the rental process was easy and smooth.

Siliva N.
- 1 October 2022
Stephen G.
Tesla Model 3 2019

Easy pickup and drop off at Oakland Int’l.

Stephen G.
- 16 May 2022
David James L.
Toyota Yaris 2014

He was extremely responsive, the car was ready and waiting for us at the airport as soon as we landed, gas mileage was great with the Yaris, and the car was clean.

David James L.
- 25 August 2021
Leonard S.
Nissan Sentra 2022

Very nice car, i loved the interior omg!

Leonard S.
- 22 October 2022
Robert S.
Ford Fusion Energi 2013

Excellent car and flawless rental process.

Robert S.
- 22 November 2021
Alaina S.
Mercedes-benz C-Class 2019

I chose to use Turo because our flight was landing after the Oakland Airport rental car companies were closed.

Alaina S.
- 6 February 2022
Hyun P.
MINI Cooper 2013

Mini Coop is great for San francisco/Oakland area because it is hard find a parking and with the rising gas prices the Coop is an excellent choice.

Hyun P.
- 17 July 2022
Marichelle N.
Tesla Model 3 2018

Such a beautiful vehicle to drive by those $7.00 gas prices with.

Marichelle N.
- 6 October 2022
George A.
Honda Civic 2013

Car very clean when we picked up.

George A.
- 14 November 2022
Irena Z.
Toyota Prius c 2012

The car was super easy to drive and clean.

Irena Z.
- 15 July 2022
Douglas M.
Lexus ES 350 2016

This is much better than the car rental agencies.

Douglas M.
- 4 May 2022
Accounting P.
BMW 5 Series 2013

From the get go, before the pickup and during the trip Eugene went above and beyond and illustrated why I will never use a car rental agency again.

Accounting P.
- 25 October 2021
Chaddwick P.
Toyota Prius 2008

Car was top notch and just the perfect ride, especially the way gas prices are.

Chaddwick P.
- 20 October 2021
Cindy S.
FIAT 500 2012

Frankie’s car was perfect for city driving and finding street parking because of its compact size.

Cindy S.
- 6 August 2021
Natalie Q.
Ford Fusion Energi 2013

Kristina’s car was perfect for my quick weekend trip to Oakland.

Natalie Q.
- 20 June 2021
Allegra B.
Volkswagen Jetta 2014

Car so clean!

Allegra B.
- 13 June 2022
Lindsie H.
MINI Cooper 2014

Such a fun car!

Lindsie H.
- 3 October 2022
Andrew H.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2011

Great reliable vehicle for my commute between Walnut Creek and Oakland.

Andrew H.
- 14 October 2022
Doug H.
Nissan Sentra 2022

Her car is very clean, fun to drive, and gets excellent mileage (very important w/ CA gas prices being what they are) Maureen herself communicated well, and accommodated us very nicely with airport pick up and drop off.

Doug H.
- 26 October 2022
Brandon P.
Honda Accord Sedan 2022

Turo is way more convenient than the normal rental car companies.

Brandon P.
- 7 September 2022
Juliana H.
Nissan Versa 2014

Car drove like a charm… I will never go back to a rental car counter!!

Juliana H.
- 11 October 2022
Marcelo M.
BMW 3 Series 2018

Amazing car for an amazing price.

Marcelo M.
- 25 October 2022
Ariel W.
Chrysler 300 2018

Great car.

Ariel W.
- 30 May 2022
John N.
Toyota Avalon 2019

Rental process went smoothly and Lauren was very easy to communicate and work with.

John N.
- 4 May 2022
Roland P.
Ford Fusion Energi 2013

Great car!

Roland P.
- 29 June 2021
Urval P.
Honda Accord Sedan 2022

Mack was extremely efficient and on time with the reservation.

Urval P.
- 1 October 2022
Chris Callie L.
Toyota Corolla Hybrid 2022

Mack's car was really clean and felt brand new.

Chris Callie L.
- 16 May 2022
Crystal L.
Chevrolet Sonic 2013

Very accommodating with little changes, and so helpful with navigating the Oakland airport.

Crystal L.
- 11 July 2022
Russell R.
Alfa Romeo Giulia 2017

Very easy pick up and drop off from Oakland airport.

Russell R.
- 25 December 2021
Nate T.
Hyundai Elantra 2015

Would use again when in the Oakland area.

Nate T.
- 12 August 2022
Nicholas H.
BMW 3 Series 2017

Car was in great condition.

Nicholas H.
- 6 September 2022
Alondra M.
Nissan Sentra 2022

Will for sure be renting from her again when I’m back in Oakland.

Alondra M.
- 1 November 2022
Michael S.
Toyota Yaris 2016

We will definitely use his car next time we come to Oakland

Michael S.
- 9 May 2022
Brandon S.
Tesla Model 3 2020

My reservation was seamless!

Brandon S.
- 6 June 2021
Griffin H.
Tesla Model 3 2022

Easy check in, and Aminah was kind with fantastic communication. 14/10 will rent this car when I'm next in Oakland!

Griffin H.
- 11 April 2022
Nate L.
Alfa Romeo Giulia 2017

Lovely car in great condition.

Nate L.
- 29 October 2022
Louie F.
Tesla Model 3 2021

He sent detailed descriptions with photos about where to pick up the car from Oakland Airport.

Louie F.
- 28 August 2022
Natasha F.
Fiat 500 2018

Great, small car especially when you’re having to find street parking in the Bay Area (like fitting in a tight space between red-marked driveway flares), good on gas, and had a host who accommodated a last minute booking!

Natasha F.
- 11 June 2022
Nicole W.
Hyundai Elantra 2016

Isaiah’s car was great!

Nicole W.
- 26 August 2022
Sam C.
Volkswagen Eos 2012

Fantastic rental..

Sam C.
- 23 June 2021
Magdalene M.
Chevrolet Malibu 2015

Her availability and kindness makes me look forward to returning to SF and Oakland and renting with her again.

Magdalene M.
- 1 November 2022
Izaiah F.
Ford Mustang 2010

Very clean fun car to drive.

Izaiah F.
- 20 February 2022
Daniel G.
BMW 5 Series 2011

Easy to deal with throughout!

Daniel G.
- 20 August 2021
Anthony Vincent C.
Toyota Yaris 2017

As always Anthony has been a great and flexible wirh your reservation.

Anthony Vincent C.
- 31 January 2022
Jasmin W.
Kia Rio 2020

Was able to approved my trip after my first booking had to cancel the same day.

Jasmin W.
- 24 August 2022
Prithvi T.
Ford Mustang 2018

Fun car to drive around SF, top is easy to use and great for the beautiful weather.

Prithvi T.
- 26 April 2022
Ann W.
Chevrolet Cruze 2019

A clean car that runs well and a responsive owner as well as a good price!

Ann W.
- 18 September 2022

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Best Oakland driving roads

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San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge

The Bay Bridge spans from Oakland to San Francisco may not always be the most relaxing drive, especially during rush hour traffic, but it’s a breathtaking way to enter either city with views of the bay and city skylines. Halfway across, stop at Treasure Island: an artificial island built for the 1939 World’s Fair.

Grizzly Peak

Find the perfect vehicle, fuel up, and head up Centennial Drive to Grizzly Peak Blvd for a scenic road that snakes through the hills of the East Bay on its way to marvelous Grizzly Peak. Be sure to stop at the vista points for incredible views of the bay.

Wildcat Canyon Rd

Head into the Berkeley Hills for panoramic views of Oakland and San Francisco, then follow Wildcat Canyon Rd through Tilden Park for more scenic spots. For the full experience, keep going until you reach Inspiration Point, where you’ll be able to snap a picture worth 1,000 words.

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