Car rental alternatives in Oakland, CA

Keep it real
in Oakland

Fueled by a legacy of activism and social justice, Oakland is not only an incredibly fun city full of art, music, and food from all over the world, but a community that revels in its history, hometown heroes, and unwavering spirit. From the tilted cabin that’s the city’s oldest bar to the gold, glittering walls of the Fox Theater, there are many ways the Town will charm you.

Pick up your Oakland airport car rental so you can get from the game to Fenton’s ice cream parlor, then into the hills to commune with the redwoods, like it’s no big deal.

Oakland favorites

You could spend your entire visit to Oakland sampling the fine foods and beverages, but there more than a few places to work up an appetite between bites.

Lake Merritt

This jewel in the middle of town is a classic meeting spot for everyone, from runners and boaters to slackliners and children on their way to Fairyland. Bring a picnic and watch out for the geese.

Watch the Athletics

The Oakland A’s are soon to be the last major professional sports team in Oakland, with the Raiders relocating to Las Vegas and the Warriors moving across the Bay next season. See the A’s at the Coliseum for authentic Oakland sports.

Oakland Museum of California

From Friday night dancing with food trucks to exhibits on sneakers and local queer history, this lively museum is always gathering people. Pop on to the roof for an exceptional garden and terrace.

Top hosts in Oakland, CA

Kent L./>
5.0
Kent L. All-Star Host
2,503 trips Joined Aug 2013
Typically responds within 1 minute

Recent reviews

Loved everything about this experience. First time renting a car through Turo, and though I learned a few small lessons, Kent made the experience relatively painless. I appreciated his quick responses and his flexibility. The car was GREAT! So much fun to drive and in great, great shape.
Mark - February 2, 2020
Smooth rental and amazing car , planning the next trip
Chris - February 19, 2019
ZOEB F./>
4.9
ZOEB F. All-Star Host
5,208 trips Joined Sep 2014
Typically responds in 8 minutes

Recent reviews

Zoeb was very responsive to any questions we had during the process. We booked his car last minute (literally the day before). Unfortunately he could not have the car at the Airport for us which was totally understandable given the poor planning on my part. He offered to pay for an Uber from the Airport to the cars location. The car was clean, well maintained, and ran well. We were able to drop the car off at the Airport no problem. Thank you Zoeb.
Jeff - July 9, 2019
Thank you ZOEB for the chance to drive your Tesla! Really enjoyed every aspect of the car.
Dallas - November 23, 2018
Skip the rental car counter

Hit the road

The beauty of the Bay Area is the ease with which you can hit the coast, the mountains, and everything in between. Book an Oakland car rental on Turo to bask in the outdoors.

The Russian River

Summer is notoriously hard to come by in the bay, but a trip to Guerneville, or any river town, in your Oakland car rental will give you hot temps and chill water, perfect for a lazy tube.

Santa Cruz

Throw your best hoodie in your Oakland car rental and head south to this quintessential Norcal surf town, where you can hike Wilder Ranch or catch a wave at its world-famous breaks.

Calistoga

Up the road from both Sonoma and Napa, guide your Oakland car rental through the vineyards to this spa haven, where you can soak in a mud bath after your wine tastings.

Average ratings in Oakland (4.9 stars)

Cole
smart fortwo 2009
Amir was super nice and we had a really great time in Yosemite with his smart car!
Cole M. - October 22, 2018
Elisabeth
Volkswagen Jetta 2008
Adam made pick up and drop off easy. The car was great. Will rent again.
Elisabeth G. - October 22, 2018
Angela
BMW Z4 2009
My first time using Turo and it was an awesome experience! It was a total last minute decision to drive out to Napa and Janet and her husband were super flexible! I also was running late back to the airport so they filled up the tank for me and charged my account. I will 100% do this again! Thank you for helping me create awesome memories for my cousin’s 21st birthday celebration!
Angela G. - October 22, 2018
Dustin
Tesla Model 3 2018
Thanks for the awesome experience. I definitely recommend renting from Jason as it was super smooth from start to finish!
Dustin M. - October 15, 2018
Dillion
Ford Mustang 2016
Michael dropped the car off at the airport, and picked it up, without needing a ride to somewhere else. He was flexible on time. He worked with me, to make my experience better. Michael is exceptional to rent from. The car was nice. It was clean and fun to drive
Dillion H. - October 24, 2018
Zachary
Scion FR-S 2016
Great car, easy pickup and dropoff.
Zachary A. - January 2, 2019
timothy
BMW 3 Series 2008
If you want to enjoy your trip and the drive rent this fine piece of engineering from Ramon. Clearly understands service to both his customers and his vehicles. Careful, he is so pleasant that you may ask him to come along for your trip!
Timothy F. - January 1, 2019
Dan
Ford Shelby GT350 2017
Great experience. Joseph’s car was so much fun and he is a great guy. The pickup and drop off location is very convieniant and Joseph was really easy to deal with. Could not be happier.
Dan E. - January 1, 2019
Lynnie
Hyundai Accent 2016
Very clear pick up and return instructions, and Lance was immediately available by text when I had questions. Easy process. Would definitely rent again.
Lynnie D. - January 5, 2019
Thomas
BMW 3 Series 2013
Edward made the process of pick up and drop off a simple task. We really enjoyed his car on our tip and was perfect for our travels into Napa and Sonoma. I highly recommend Edward and his car.
Thomas G. - January 5, 2019
Jason
Hyundai Elantra 2017
Nice car. Clean, fuel efficient, comfortable ride. Appreciated iPhone charging cable and magnetic phone holder. Would rent again
Jason Y. - January 1, 2019
Sean
Lexus IS 250 2011
Michael was easy to work with. Excellent communication and instructions for the rental. Car was clean and in great condition. Would highly recommend!
Sean F. - January 1, 2019
Steve
Tesla Model 3 2018
Great car for trips. Fun, roomy and zoomy...
Steve G. - December 5, 2018
Jerry
Subaru WRX 2018
David’s sti is amazing. It has all the bells and whistles. David is a great renter. Highly recommended!
Jerry C. - December 6, 2018
Drea
Chevrolet Camaro 2016
Michael was great, punctual and flexible. Cool car, no issues. Would definitely rent from Michael again.
Drea N. - December 28, 2018
Jordan
Tesla Model S 2016
Was perfect pick up and drop off. Car was perfect and clean and charged up for my journey. I highly recommend Quan’s rental!!!
Jordan W. - December 28, 2018
Michele
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2017
Lucian was so pleasant to work with - we exchanged a few messages to set up the logistics, and he made everything quite easy. We felt very relaxed and trusting about the whole arrangement. When we dropped off the car tonight, he came out to say hello and was so friendly! I'd recommend him highly.
Michele K. - December 31, 2018
Susan
Honda Accord 2015
Adonis was very easy to work with. He communicated very well, especially prior to the trip start and was flexible when I needed to return the car earlier than expected. The car ran smoothly and was great to drive.
Susan A. - December 31, 2018
Marleina
Kia Soul 2014
Such a great car, such a great host. Very accommodating. Pick up and dropoff was so easy and Dan was very responsive. Wonderful experience yet again.
Marleina B. - December 31, 2018
James
BMW 3 Series 2008
Zorn was able to help accommodate me in under 10 hours time after I had a cancelation from another person. Thank you again.
James S. - December 27, 2018
Neal
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2011
Kenneth was punctual, professional, and pretty awesome.
Neal B. - December 29, 2018
Liyang
Toyota Prius 2010
Carroll was great! Very quick response and easy pick up process. Definitely would rent his car again!
Liyang W. - December 30, 2018
Spencer
Tesla Model 3 2017
Great experience with Evan’s car! It was ready right on time, he was quick to respond to my change requests, and the car is amazing. Be warned, if you rent the car, you’ll want a Tesla. I’d happily rent again (unless I buy one first.)
Spencer P. - December 31, 2018
Michael
Tesla Model 3 2018
The car was flawless and practically brand-new with only 700 miles. Avedeen is a cool guy, communication was prompt, pickup and return was smooth and easy. Highly recommended for anyone looking to get behind the wheel of an awesome Model 3.
Michael C. - December 10, 2018
Donald
smart fortwo 2009
What an excellent experience! Amazingly fun car. Highly recommend. Car was spotlesss. Everything worked. Great guy to deal with.
Donald L. - December 10, 2018
Omid
Kia Soul 2014
Dan is really freindly and easy going person, car was also clean and in great condition. Thanks a lot.
Omid M. - December 11, 2018
Marvin
Tesla Model 3 2018
Michael was very easy to deal with and I really enjoyed the Model 3.
Marvin J. - December 21, 2018
Sean
Tesla Model 3 2018
Great experience from start to finish. Had a small problem with credit card key not being able to open the car, but Michael took care of it with his phone app within minutes. Absolutely beautiful car, fun to drive, especially the auto-pilot feature. Would definitely rent from Michael again. Awesome!!
Sean M. - December 26, 2018
Michael
Hyundai Accent 2015
Total pleasure to rent from Apoorv! Met me at the airport for easy pick up and drop-off! And great, clean car! Would definitely rent from again!
Michael S. - December 24, 2018
Leora
FIAT 500 2012
Fun car with extras make it functional & lux! Very responsive host.
Leora C. - December 26, 2018
Erika
Audi A3 2015
Loved the car and experience. Easy pickup and return. Will definitely rent again!
Erika A. - January 16, 2019
John
Audi A3 2015
Lucian was punctual, communicated well, and the A3 is a nice car. Highly recommended.
John H. - January 19, 2019
Robert
Tesla Model 3 2018
The car was great and the service was even better. Max was fantastic to rent from and was an ultimate professional
Robert B. - January 20, 2019
Jonas
Ford Shelby GT350 2017
Joe was a great host. He was flexible and easy to work with. The car was a blast to drive I would definitely recommend renting from Joe. Thanks for sharing the car with the community!
Jonas Z. - January 21, 2019
Tahaiya
Porsche Boxster 2014
We had so much fun renting Janet’s Boxter! It was the perfect car for our weekend trip to Napa. Pickup and dropoff was a breeze, the car was spotless and the inclusion of a phone cradle was thoughtful and much appreciated. Would definitely rent from Janet and Dan again—thanks again for a seamless Turo experience!
Tahaiya S. - January 21, 2019
Leif
Scion FR-S 2016
Renting Yony’s FR-S was great. Communication, pickup, and return were all easy. The car was clean and fun to drive. I would definitely rent from Yony again.
Leif M. - January 21, 2019
Qayes
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2014
Amazing trip with a fantastic car !
Qayes A. - February 4, 2019
Tammy
BMW 4 Series 2014
How does this sound? Let me know if you’d like to add or subtract anything. Thanks again!! This was my first time renting from Turo and I couldn’t have done it without Edwin. Informative and kind, Edwin provided superior communication and made sure I was comfortable learning how to start the car, how to effectively use the Turo app, and was extremely patient with all my questions. He played a major role in making this first experience great for me and it also doesn’t hurt that he has sublime taste in cars. I would absolutely rent from Edwin again in the future.
Tammy T. - February 5, 2019
Hernan
Honda Civic 2008
Adam was easy to communicate with, all good, and the car is a well-known and well kept Civic, all fine.
Hernan V. - February 5, 2019
Laura
Nissan Altima 2012
Car ran great and Dawit was awesome!
Laura B. - February 6, 2019
ZOEB
AM General Humvee 1987
This thing turns heads everywhere you go and drives like a real truck. Definitely love all the random additions Mani has added to this truck. Will be renting again for sure
ZOEB F. - February 6, 2019
Melissa
BMW 3 Series 2014
Janet is great and so are her cars!!! She made everything very easy for me and I’m definitely going to be using her cars again!!! Thanks so much Janet!!!
Melissa R. - February 7, 2019
Timothy
FIAT 500 2013
My experience when renting from Chris is always stellar.
Timothy L. - February 7, 2019
David
Toyota Camry 2014
Easy pickup with no hassle. Great car as well!
David Z. - January 28, 2019
Stacy
FIAT 500 2012
Always great to rent from Melaine
Stacy A. - January 29, 2019
James
Subaru WRX 2018
I had a great time driving David's WRX for the day. The car is very clean and in great condition. The Cobb tune will certainly put a smile on your face. David was in contact with me shortly after reserving, and made pickup and drop-off very easy.
James F. - January 31, 2019
Andrew
Audi A3 2015
Lucian was super flexible and responsive. The car was in excellent condition. I absolutely recommend.
Andrew H. - January 24, 2019
Karma
Audi A3 2015
Great car! Went to tahoe and it was amazing! Lucien is so attentive and answers fast! Would highly recommend this car! We will definitely rent from him again!
Karma B. - January 25, 2019
Lukáš
Scion FR-S 2016
Amazing car! It was my first TURO rental and Carlos made it so special. We had a great fun day with his FRS. It´s powerful, agile, easy to drive. Carlos keeps it in like-new condition so you feel just perfect driving it around Bay area. Totaly reccommended!
Lukáš Z. - January 28, 2019
Shauntel
Honda Civic 2008
This was my first time using Turo and Adam made the process seamless. He was responsive and made sure I had all the necessary information. The car was clean and no issues.
Shauntel G. - January 28, 2019
Aurora
Volkswagen Jetta 2008
Super nice and accommodating experience! Adams really nice and the car has great speakers.
Aurora O. - February 9, 2019
jaimy
Honda Fit 2007
Perfect experience. Great car. Thorough explanations. Assisted when needed.
Jaimy M. - February 10, 2019
Travis
Volkswagen Golf Alltrack 2017
This was a great car. Very responsive on mountain roads and safe in snow/mud during a serious winter storm. The owner was friendly, great with communication and flexible. With the cargo container it fit three people and gear comfortably. Thanks, Dave!
Travis C. - February 11, 2019
Mehmet
smart fortwo 2009
Was a great car! Easy to park, fuel friendly, clean car. Very friendly and flexible host!
Mehmet U. - February 11, 2019
Zakaria
BMW 3 Series 2016
Appreciate you renting us your car Michael.
Zakaria S. - February 12, 2019
Mickey
Toyota Prius 2010
Everything went smooth! The Prius was very economical and it cruised up those streets of San Francisco. The pick-up and drop off was very confident. Thanks you very much Tony ;) see you soon.
Mickey M. - February 12, 2019
Sarah
Toyota Yaris 2015
Great car, great gas mileage. Rohan made it easy for pick up and drop off.
Sarah W. - February 13, 2019
Olga
BMW 6 Series 2012
Evan has an amazing car. Pick-up/return was very convenient. If you love cars - Evan’s bmw is everything you need: it handles so well, supper comfortable, great sound of exhaust and premium audio, looks amazing! It is powerful, but it has nothing to prove (if you know what I mean) The best car I’ve driven in 21 years)
Olga S. - October 16, 2018
Jenny
FIAT 500 2012
Very easy, well priced, great communication!
Jenny A. - October 15, 2018
Alexandra
Ford Mustang 2012
Juwan was great and his mustang was perfect. He was super helpful even with me booking last minute. Highly recommend.
Alexandra A. - October 15, 2018
Jonathan
Honda Civic 2011
He was very easy to work with and had a great personality. I would use him again.
Jonathan L. - October 16, 2018
Mark and Katie
Ford Mustang 2015
Fun car. Unfortunately we weren’t able to put the top down due to the weather. Hopefully next time!
Mark and Katie .. - November 27, 2018
Michael
BMW 6 Series 2012
Evan was great! Great communication, very easy to deal, very fun car!
Michael G. - November 28, 2018
I.K.
Hyundai Elantra 2016
Great car, made a little noise on the freeway but didn't disrupt driving. He's very responsive.
I.K. U. - December 1, 2018
Kris
Chevrolet Impala 2005
Mediocre car but great price. Joe’s communication was great and approved my trip very quickly.
Kris M. - November 18, 2018
Frida
FIAT 500 2013
Great car and a great renter. Chris was easy to communicate with and would definitely rent again! The car is so nice!
Frida G. - November 15, 2018
Tara
Toyota Prius 2014
Great little car! Thanks for letting me borrow it and for being so flexible, Ali!
Tara P. - December 2, 2018
Fernando
Ford Shelby GT350 2017
Joe is a great guy, the car was clean and awesome. I rented it for my father-in-law and we had a blast experience. Looking forward to rent it again. Thanks joe
Fernando C. - November 19, 2018
Joy
Mazda 3 2010
This was my very 1st experience with Turo. Han was a perfect 10! Prompt, flexible, kind and helpful! I will certainly use again and refer! Thank you Han!
Joy G. - November 24, 2018
Timothy
Audi A3 2015
If you're looking for a luxury ride with ZIP and all the modern tech you could ever want PLUS a friendly owner...this is the car for you!
Timothy A. - November 24, 2018
chelsea
Tesla Model 3 2018
mike was amazing! not only did he give us a detailed explanation and tour of the car, he was very communicative and quick to respond to any questions that sprung up during our trip. the tesla was super fun, drove incredibly and made our road trip that much better. if you’re renting, rent from mike!
Chelsea L. - November 25, 2018
Samuel
Toyota Prius 2015
Excellent service all the way!!! Definitely will rent again from Jeremiah. Best, SJS
Samuel S. - December 1, 2018
Loren
FIAT 500 2012
Edward was very flexible and accommodating to my needs and communication was easy. The Fiat was a great little car and fun to drive.
Loren D. - December 3, 2018
Seira
Chevrolet Volt 2014
Mike and his lovely wife made were super accommodating. The car was great on gas, super clean and fun to drive. Would recommend 100%
Seira F. - November 20, 2018
Dallas
Tesla Model S 2014
Thank you ZOEB for the chance to drive your Tesla! Really enjoyed every aspect of the car.
Dallas D. - November 23, 2018
Emmanuel O
Toyota Yaris 2010
Nice car, runs well. Owner is cool and on point
Emmanuel O O. - December 2, 2018
Fawaz
BMW 3 Series 2008
Josh was very easy to get along with and helped out so much! Car was such a smooth drive with no issues what so ever! Thanks again
Fawaz A. - December 2, 2018
Austin
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2011
Car was great the entire trip, pickup and drop off was super easy and convient, the unlimited mileage was a great bonus for our trip to Yosemite. Jay was great to deal with all around.
Austin F. - November 16, 2018
Deborah
Tesla Model S 2013
Excellent ride, communication, flexibility.
Deborah S. - November 29, 2018
Karl
Volkswagen Golf R 2013
Awesome car to drive! Lucian was quick to respond to all communication making pickup and drop off a breeze.
Karl S. - October 15, 2018
Nakhter
FIAT 500 2012
This rental was great and easy :)
Nakhter A. - October 15, 2018
Randy
Chevrolet Malibu 2014
Car is super clean. Ivan is great. Perfect car for our trip around California coast. We had four in the car and it held all of our luggage. The gas mileage is great too. Don’t hesitate to rent this car from Ivan!
Randy B. - October 13, 2018
Bayinnah
Subaru Legacy 2009
I really enjoyed the use of Farah's car. I was able to do all my errands to ensure my church Appreciation day in the park was a success. Thank you again
Bayinnah S. - October 12, 2018
Yi
Chevrolet Cruze 2017
Great experience and easy rental! Would definitely revisit.
Yi Z. - November 13, 2018
Yvette
Pontiac G6 2007
Dawit was timely, professional and communicated well! I enjoyed renting his car and definitely look forward to renting from him again!
Yvette M. - October 25, 2018
Chad B
Audi A3 2018
Easy peasy puddin pie. Great car great transaction
Chad B B. - October 26, 2018
Christopher David
Lexus ES 300h 2016
This was my first Turo experience, and Francisco made it a great one. Excellent service, and a great vehicle. Definitely would book again!
Christopher David G. - October 24, 2018
Arnold
Ford Mustang 2015
Fantastic car. Really cool experience for my first time using Turo! Definitely recommend it and would use again
Arnold B. - October 24, 2018
Fred
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2017
Second time renting through Lucian again! It was a pleasure experience, Lucian was quick and helpful like always! Car was fun to drive and the location was convenient. I would highly recommend going through Lucian and I would definitely rent with him again. Thank you!
Fred T. - November 5, 2018
Edgar
smart fortwo 2009
Good car very reliable, and good person understandable, will rent from him in future
Edgar V. - November 13, 2018

Best Oakland driving roads

Grizzly Peak

For incredible views of the entire Bay Area, sweep your Oakland car rental up Highway 13 North to Snake Road and wind your way around the hills on Grizzly Peak and Wildcat Road.

Silverado Trail

Running alongside Highway 29, the main artery through the Napa Valley, slip your Oakland car rental onto this side road for the quieter, more scenic tour through the vines.

Highway 1 North from Point Reyes

Direct your Oakland car rental up the coast toward Mendocino for tight mountainous turns and spectacular ocean views along sheer cliffs, where cows blissfully graze.