Book Thrifty car rentals in Oakland

Oakland, CA, United States
16 Aug — 23 Aug
Same drop-off
Oakland, CA, United States
Tue 16.08
Tue 23.08
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Thrifty car rental prices in Oakland

Full-size SUV₪229/day
Compact SUV₪170/day
Intermediate SUV₪172/day
Standard SUV₪196/day
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Reviews for Thrifty in Oakland

Overall Rating7.2 GoodBased on 190 reviews
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Thirfty never more: they don´t have any car! There were waiting more than 30 people more than 3 hours. I cancel the reservation and rent by Budget, where perfect servis.Reviewed 2022 Aug 07
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Really nice rental for the price. The car was larger then the requested and we needed to wait 1h30min to get the car from the rental near OAK airport.Reviewed 2022 Jul 15
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Our check in was awful. We had a 9am pickup time and at 9:45 they said it was be another 45 minutes. Then they up-charged us for a smaller vehicle that was ready and we couldn’t wait because we were traveling with small children that needed to get home for naps.Reviewed 2022 May 21
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Thrifty counter was unmanned and had to use Hertz counter to be served. Waited for an hour to get a car. Staff was surly. However we ended up with a car a couple grades above compact. Clean good running car that still got 40+mpg. Dropped car off at LAX, so I can’t speak to the drop off experience in Oakland, but it was very straightforward. Drive up, park, and walk away. Zero interaction with people whatsoever. That could be good or bad, depending on your preference.Reviewed 2022 May 09
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Needed to wait more than I expectedReviewed 2022 May 02
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Had no problems at all with this rental. From the time the reservation was made to the time the car was dropped off. Extremely easy from pick up & drop-off. Seamless process. The car was ready, clean when picked up, and ready to go. And the value for money was excellent. I shopped directly with several major brands (Hertz, Avis, Budget, etc.) and this was by far the cheapest price.Reviewed 2021 Nov 15
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Ridiculous wait times at pick up. Ended up having to cancel and get a car from another providerReviewed 2021 Nov 13
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The service that I encountered during pick-up was most likely the worst I had ever to endure. The Thrifty counter at OAK was closed and customers redirected to the Hertz section. At Hertz we saw two lines -- one for Hertz, the other for Thrifty/Dollar. The line on the Hertz section consisted of 2 people, the other line of 40!! Suddenly, the person assigned to book in Thrifty customers went for lunch (at 10am)!! We were waiting for over 2 hours. When we finally got the car and were leaving the parking lot, only one window was open, the lady at the gate completely incapable of dealing with all the cars, so it took us again 30 minutes to leave the lot. It should be embarrassing to an established rental car company as Thrifty to treat customers so badly. I hope you find a way to ask us for forgiveness. Best wishes, Vsevolod RAHRReviewed 2021 Nov 12
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Understaffing resulted in unacceptably long waits at the counter and for the car.Reviewed 2021 Sep 30
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The wait to pick car up at San Francisco Airport was just under two hours-terrible!!! Everything else was very good!!! Drop off in Vegas excellent.Reviewed 2021 Sep 15
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The pickup was a complete disaster. Had the car reserved for 10am and the car was not ready until 3pm. Wasted an entire afternoon of my vacation.Reviewed 2021 Aug 21
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Waited 45min in the Hertz line after searching 30min for a Thrifty Rep. Then told they have my reserves rental car away so I could wait an hour and maybe get one. The extended time made me get deeper into rush hour traffic. I was told there were 3 others waiting doe cars. Heard managers laugh Ian’s having a good time in the back room while we waited in line which made it feel like they could have come up to help. Ended up getting a Lyft and just reminded me of why it’s been 10yrs since I rented a car.Reviewed 2021 Aug 14
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Where can I find Thrifty car rentals in Oakland?

7600 Earhart Road, Thrifty car rentals


7600 Earhart Road


Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Monday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00


+1 877 283 0898

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7600 Earhart Road

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