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Why rent a car in Oakland?

Oakland is a tiny city in northeast Nebraska, just a little west of the Missouri river which separates the state from its neighbour, Iowa. It’s a sleepy place, with a strong connection to its Swedish heritage. You’ll see a lot of Swedish signs around the place, like the large Välkommen (welcome) sign, which greets new arrivals. If you see a sign you don’t recognise, just ask the locals – they’ll be more than happy to translate.

Book a hire car in Oakland and you’re free to explore this pretty corner of the Cornhusker State at your own pace. Sioux City is about an hour’s drive south, while the state’s largest city, Omaha, and the smaller town of Columbus, are both about an hour and a half away. Or, you could hop across the border to explore Iowa. Its capital, Des Moines, is about three hours east.

How to get to and around Oakland?

Oakland is easy to access from nearby Eppley Airfield, an international airport that’s served by several commercial airlines. Once you land and pick up your hire car it’ll take you about an hour to get to Oakland itself.

What brands are available?

Oakland has three main hire car providers, National, Alamo and Avis. They all have a kiosk at Eppley Airfield, so book in advance and you’ll be able to pick up your car and get on your way in minutes.

Must-sees within an easy drive of Oakland

The area around Oakland has some great opportunities for camping, hiking and kayaking, but it's perhaps best known for its fabulous 18-hole golf course, which is widely regarded as one of the best in the state. Enjoy a round or two in the gorgeous Nebraska sunshine followed by a bite to eat in the clubhouse.

If you’re planning a visit in 2018, you’re in luck, as the city will be celebrating its 150th anniversary. Plenty of community-based events are planned, many of which will examine the state’s pioneer history. Check online for the full programme.

Many visitors will make the journey south to the Omaha, about an hour and a half away on the US-77. Like Oakland, it shares a lot of Nebraska’s pioneer heritage, but it also has plenty of galleries and museums. The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is a giant wildlife refuge, with areas that emulate the African grasslands, the Alaskan wilderness and much more. If you’re an early riser, you can even attend for an early morning yoga session in the underwater tunnels of the aquarium.

Tips and tricks for driving in Oakland

If you’ve ever driven in the US, you’ll find Oakland a breeze. Make sure to keep your licence, ID and insurance documents in the car with you at all times, and be aware of traffic passing on both sides on multi-lane highways.

Ready to plan your Oakland city break?

Are you planning your own trip to Oakland, Nebraska or elsewhere in the US? Start with this handy Oaklandcity guide, and use the Expedia search tool to find the best deals on flights and hotels, and to research popular attractions and activities.

Remember that Expedia car hire comes with no hidden fees. The price you see is the price you pay!

FAQs for car hire in Oakland

What’s the best price car rental in Oakland?

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What’s the average car rental price in Oakland?

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Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Oakland?

Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

Where can I find car rentals in Oakland?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.