California vehicle rental from Oakland Airport
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Kia Rio – one of the smallest (and the cheapest) models in Oakland Airport rental car fleet
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Car rental at Oakland Airport
All rent-a-car services at Oakland Airport are housed in the Rental Car Centre located at Earhart Road, located approximately 3 miles from the terminals. The access to the centre is provided by rental car shuttle busses which operate every 10 minutes during daytime and on demand at night.
Amongst rent-a-car agents housed in Oakland Airport Rental Car Center are: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Firefly, Fox Rent A Car, Hertz, National Car Rental and Thrifty.
Oakland Airport location and access
Off all three airports of San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland Airport -OAK is the one located the closets to the closest to the city’s financial district.
The airport is situated in Alameda County, approximately 10 miles south of Oakland and 20 miles (by road) from San Francisco - see map.
The access to San Francisco from the airport by car takes around 30 minutes by road (Interstate 800/80).
Since 2014, when Oakland Airport got connected to the Bay Area Rapid Transfer (BART) system, public transportation is a popular solution for transfers from the airport. The automated people mover links both terminals to Oakland Coliseum Station where a range of connecting train are available. The trains from the airport to Coliseum Station run every 6 minutes during daytime and every 20 minutes at night and take approximately 8 minutes to reach this major transportation hub in the Bay Area.
See in the video below how to get to Coliseum Station from Oakland Airport:
It is also possible to get to Oakland Coliseum Station from OAK Airport by bus. The AC Transit Line 73 bus is available during the day, while Line 805 provides the same connection at night.
About Oakland Airport
The airport was inaugurated in 1927 and its original structures are still used by the cargo aviation.
Passenger traffic is handled in the two, newer, terminals, being the Terminal 2 of OAK of the exclusive use of Southwest Airlines. The Terminal 1 serves carriers as Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Azores Airlines, Delta Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Spirit Airlines and Volaris.
Both terminals are connected. See map of Oakland Airport Terminals.
Flights from UK to Oakland
In mid-2016, the low-cost carrier Norwegian is the only airline to offer direct routes from UK to Oakland. Norwegian route to Oakland is available from London Gatwick.
Optionally, it is possible to fly from the UK to San Francisco Bay are via San Francisco Airport with carriers as British Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic or through San Jose Airport, with British Airways.