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How can I pay for my rental car?
Payment for a rental car should preferably be made by credit card. It is possible to pay by debit card, however at the rental counter you will need a credit card issued to the main driver in order to secure the deposit for your rental car.
Who is allowed to drive the rental car and what are the conditions?
A rental car can be driven by a main driver, that is the person registered in the booking. Additional drivers may be added to the reservation at extra fee. The main and additional drivers are to present a valid driving license, which they have been in possession of for at least one year (please refer to the rental conditions), and a valid identity card/passport. Additionally, the main driver is to present a valid credit card issued in their name.
Do I have to pick up and return the car at any time? What happens if I am late for pick-up?
We recommend that you pick up the car at the agreed time as the availability of the car cannot be guaranteed in case of a delay. As a rule, local suppliers keep vehicles available up to 30 or 60 minutes after the agreed time. If a delay is inevitable, please contact the rental agency (you will find their contact details on the voucher).
What documents are required to pick up the vehicle?
When picking up the vehicle, the main driver is to present the following documents: the printed voucher, their identity card or passport; their driving's license and their valid credit card.
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Why rent a car in Berkeley?

Close to San Francisco with a wide range of outdoor attractions in the Bay Area, Berkeley is more than just a college town. Its history as a hip and forward-thinking neighborhood has given Berkeley a vibrant cultural flavor. As such, there are many high-quality museums and galleries to explore in Berkeley. What’s more, transport connections with rental cars from Berkeley are excellent. You can be out in the hiking trails of Siesta Valley, Briones Regional Park, and the Diablo Foothills in a matter of minutes when you rent a car in Berkeley. 

Book the best car hire in Berkeley with HAPPYCAR’s convenient all-in-one comparison service. Simply enter your dates for a comprehensive breakdown of rates to find the cheapest car hire in Berkeley. HAPPYCAR has you covered wherever you’re flying. Whether you’re looking for cheap rental cars in San Francisco or San Jose, HAPPYCAR has got you covered. Pick-up points are available across the United States

 

Why choose a rental car in Berkeley through HAPPYCAR?

  •  You can choose from a wide range of rental cars for your visit to Berkeley
  • Up to 60 percent cheaper than booking through a local car rental company in Berkeley
  • A rental car can be cancelled free of charge up to 48 hours before the start of the rental period
  • Through our service line you will receive customized advice on how to book a rental car

 

Rent a car in Berkeley - Quick and easy

Access to the internet - that's all it takes to bring your car rental in Berkeley closer. Thanks to the HAPPYCAR service, you can choose between the different car rental suppliers' products. What makes our service unique is the comparison of car rental prices and additional add-ons.
Using our many filters, you will quickly find the right offer that meets all your needs. Think for example of the following popular filters:

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  • Roof and chassis insurance
  • The best fuel policy
  • Automatic or manual

 

What to do in Berkeley?

Berkeley has its fair share of cutting-edge museums and galleries, most of which are linked to the University of California. These include the excellent Lawrence Hall of Science, home to a planetarium and 3D experiences, the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, an important center for Jewish diaspora arts, and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, an important research center. If you visit only one museum, however, make it the groundbreaking Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, an impressive stainless-steel structure with contemporary art and an impressive film collection.

 

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Tip: The arts scene is very much alive in Berkeley. Head to Addison Street, in your car rental from Berkeley, to experience the town’s artistic heart. There you’ll find everything from performance-art spaces to live music venues. It’s a great place to spend the evening experiencing the number of fine eateries and jazz cafes.

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Rent a car in Berkeley - What's important to know?

1. Can I rent a car without deposit?
A deposit in the form of a credit card block is required to rent a car in Berkeley.

2. What kind of vehicle should I rent in Berkeley?
California’s road connections are very well maintained, so you can book whichever car hire in Berkeley that makes you comfortable. Choose a comfortable rental car for your trips, for example to Sacramento!

3. How can I take out insurance?
During your search, choose an Excellent Offer, where you fully cover your excess. Any damage costs will be reimbursed to you by the provider in accordance with their terms and conditions.

4. What documents do I need to pick up the rental car?
Every car rental company in Berkeley needs the following documents from you: 

  • ID/ passport
  • Driving license
  • Credit card
  • Your car rental voucher

5. Can I cancel if my plans change?
Berkeley car hire can be booked in complete confidence due to our free cancellation policy. You can cancel without charge up to 48 hours before pick-up. With HAPPYCAR, you get a risk-free cheap car rental in Berkeley every time.

 

Thanks to its convenient location, Berkeley attracts many tourists. Plan your stay in the city ahead and find out in advance what the car rental company offers. With HAPPYCAR it's very simple - choose dates, compare offers and book the right car.

To make you feel safe during your trip to Berkeley, we suggest you choose one of our Top Offers. For more information about car rental, you can always visit our FAQs.