Car Rental Berkeley

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Berkeley car hire information

Pick-up location Berkeley
Rental locations 8

Reviews and directory for self drive car rentals in Berkeley

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (12,900 reviews)
4 locations in Berkeley
Enterprise
Locations in Berkeley
1706 San Pablo Avenue
+1 510 526 3900
1990 Oxford St.
+1 510 705 8989
3001 Shattuck Ave
+1 510 841 8300
5858 Horton St Ste 193
+1 510 985 0096
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Rated no. 2
Hertz
7.4 Good (3,901 reviews)
1 location in Berkeley
Hertz
Locations in Berkeley
1061 San Pablo Ave.
+1 510 558 1438
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Rated no. 3
Budget
7.4 Good (4,190 reviews)
2 locations in Berkeley
Budget
Locations in Berkeley
2000 Kittredge Street
+1 510 666 1270
600 Gilman Street
+1 510 524 7237
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Rated no. 4
Avis
7.6 Good (16 reviews)
3 locations in Berkeley
Avis
Locations in Berkeley
2000 Kittredge Street
+1 510 705 8991
5855 Horton Street
+1 510 420 1599
600 Gilman Street
+1 510 558 0441
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Self drive car rental locations in Berkeley

When to book a hire car in Berkeley

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Top tips for renting a car in Berkeley

  • One of the main reasons to rent a car when visiting Berkeley is that, with one, it is a simple drive to reach the many wonderful nature parks that surround the city. For example, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area offers wonderful views of the bridge, bay, and the city. However, it is a slow process to get there via public transportation, while in a car it just an easy 30-minute drive from central Berkeley.
  • Looking to pick up a rental car for your time in Berkeley? If you are flying into San Francisco International Airport, the rental car counters are located in the Rental Car Center. To reach the Rental Car Center from the airport, simply hop onto the AirTrain Blue Line at any of the terminals and get off at the Rental Car Center stop.
  • Jaywalking is particularly common in Berkeley and drivers should be on the lookout for pedestrians, particularly when near UC Berkeley. This is partly because of the high density of pedestrians and also because of the many tiny streets in the area. In general, jaywalking isn’t as big of an issue as it is in some other big U.S. cities, but it is still something to look out for.
  • Berkeley, like many suburbs in large cities, suffers from daily bouts of rush hour. Typically, drivers can expect rush hour to last from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The evening rush hour can be particularly congested for drivers leaving the downtown area, so it is highly advised to time your driving accordingly. I-80 and the Bay Bridge are two spots to skirt around if you are looking to avoid traffic.
  • Book your rental car in Berkeley at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Berkeley

What is the best hire car agency in Berkeley?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Berkeley are Enterprise (8.5, 12900 reviews), Budget (7.4, 4190 reviews), and Hertz (7.4, 3901 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: San Francisco Airport (SFO)?

Car hire companies onsite at San Francisco Airport include Alamo, Dollar, Budget, Hertz, Sixt, Thrifty, Avis, Fox and Enterprise.

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

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

How can I find hire car agencies near me in Berkeley?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Berkeley?

The roads in Berkeley are more than large enough to accommodate all sizes of vehicles from SUVs to sedans. That being said, there are some neighborhoods with smaller streets; for the most part, however, they aren’t an issue. Additionally, parking is another thing to keep in mind as in the most popular parts of town, larger cars may be difficult to find parking spots large enough for.

What's the speed limit in Berkeley?

Drivers can expect residential speed limits in Berkeley to range from 25 to 35 mph, while on larger roads the speed limit goes up to 50 mph and even up to 65 mph on motorways. On highways and interstates, drivers will see speed limits ranging from 65 to 70 mph.

How are gas prices in Berkeley?

Need to refill the tank while you are in Berkeley? If so, you can expect to pay around $3.45 per gallon of gas. This is slightly above average for the U.S., although it is right within the average for the West Coast.

Where are the best places to park in Berkeley?

Streetside parking can be very difficult to find in the central areas of Berkeley, especially during the peak hours of the work week. Aside from streetside parallel parking, parking garages are the main option available. In general, the garages are your best bet for parking, particularly if you are planning on to a more popular area. Drivers can usually expect to pay around $2.00 - $3.00 per hour for parking.