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Need car rental for late night arrival in Oakland

Old Oct 20th, 2008, 02:52 PM
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Need car rental for late night arrival in Oakland

We are flying into Oakland and only arrive at 11:30pm and finding it challenging to find a car rental at that time.
Most of the rental companies are closed and those which are open are charging very high rates.
Does anyone have ideas about ways in which we can find a car at that hour for a reasonable price?

Thank you.
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Old Oct 20th, 2008, 07:52 PM
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Where are you trying to get to, or wind up? Maybe rent the expensive car for one day (if you can find a place w/ out a dropoff fee) and take it to somewhere else int he morning.

Or if you're staying in Oakland, cab to your hotel and get a rent a car it the am.
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Old Oct 21st, 2008, 09:07 AM
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We're actually going to Healdsburg for a wedding for the weekend so a cab would be more expensive than the costly car rental! Thanks for the suggestion, though.
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Old Oct 21st, 2008, 09:18 AM
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Gabi7.....Alamo, National,Budget, Hertz, and Avis are all open till midnight. What day are you picking up? My friend got a car from Alamo, Friday to Sunday for less than $90.
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Old Oct 21st, 2008, 10:12 AM
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We're arriving on a Thursday night at 11:33pm and I have found Avis, Budget and Hertz to be open but all charging in the region of $50 - 60 per day.
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Try Alamo.
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Old Oct 21st, 2008, 10:33 AM
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We're arriving on a Thursday night at 11:33pm and I have found Avis, Budget and Hertz to be open but all charging in the region of $50 - 60 per day.


$50-60/day for a weekday rental is about average. Rates come down for Fri-Sun weekend rental.

If you want to save some $, you can look for coupon codes for various car rental companies.

Or you can try Hotwire and/or Priceline.

As long as you enter your flight information on the rental info, the rental car company is supposed to stay open even if your flight is delayed and is past their opening hours. This happened to us once - we did call the rental car desk to tell them we'd be arriving late, and they promised they would wait until our arrival.
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Old Oct 21st, 2008, 10:42 AM
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If you land at 11:33 it is going to be nearly 12:30 AM before you'll be on the road. Do you you really want to drive up to Healdsburg at that time of night? Especially if it was a long flight.

Why not stay the night at the Airport Hilton or Holiday Inn Express and then pick up your car and drive up Fri AM? You will 1) save a day's car rental and 2) can choose whichever rental company you want.
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