UC has negotiated rates with Hertz, Enterprise, National, Dollar and Thrifty. The UC rates available through these car rental agencies are the same whether booking through BCD Travel, UC Travel Center, Short’s Travel or SWABIZ.
UC policy allows for car rentals up to the intermediate level without prior authorization. Additionally, upgrades may be available if you have a loyalty membership with the agency.
To enroll in rental agency loyalty programs follow the links in ConnexUC so that your loyalty program profile will associate you with UC and all the benefits that provides. Additional benefits include waived annual fees, car upgrades, and points toward free rentals. Learn more by logging in to ConnexUC, choosing "Book Online Now" and selecting "Why ConnexUC," "UC Rates & Benefits," "Cars."
You’ll want to make sure you have insurance coverage for any damage to the rental car, as well as to other persons and property. In many instances, you will be enrolled automatically in UC’s policy coverage, so there isn’t any need to purchase additional insurance when picking up the vehicle. Information about UC’s rental car insurance program is available in ConnexUC in the Policies & Resources section.
How do you pay?
You can pay using a personal credit card, US Bank Corporate Travel Card, or cash. A detailed receipt is required for reimbursement, regardless of the dollar amount for the rental.
Renting a Car in Berkeley
UC Berkeley Fleet Services has negotiated special rental terms and conditions specific to the Enterprise location at 1990 Oxford St. on the west side of campus. The UC insurance coverage is included, but other terms and conditions for this location may differ from the system-wide agreements. For questions about renting from the Oxford Street Enterprise location, contact Fleet Services at 510-643-5770. Find out more about the campus vehicle rental program.
Student Car Rental
For students over the age of eighteen (18), the university has an agreement with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. For more information, please visit the Parking and Transporation website and look for Enterprise.