A rental car is truly the best way to navigate Phoenix and get to some of the most spectacular natural sights in the world, not least the Grand Canyon. Rent a car directly from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to save yourself the hassle of public transportation and taxis. Here is a brief guide to finding the cheapest Phoenix Airport car rental.
3400 E Sky Harbor Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85034, USA
o By telephone: 602-273-3300
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Car rental at the Phoenix Airport typically starts at around $47 a day. Over 7 car rental companies serve the Phoenix Airport.
There are no longer any car rental companies with counters directly inside the Phoenix Airport terminals. Instead, they are allocated at the Rental Car Center about 2 miles east of the airport. You can take the Rental Car Shuttle from the terminals to the Rental Car Center. It stops at the curb outside baggage claim at every terminal every 3 to 10 minutes.
The rental car companies with counters at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Rental Car Center include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, Sixt, and Thrifty.
There are numerous rental car companies located in the vicinity of the Rental Car Center in their own distinct buildings. Car rental companies with service locations near the Phoenix Airport include EuropCar. Contact EuropCar and other local rental car companies to arrange pick up from the airport before you arrive!
While the cheapest rental car company at the Phoenix Airport is Dollar, with prices ranging between $43 and $60 a day for short-term rentals, there are some ways you can save more money on your Phoenix rental car. First, longer term rentals are almost always $10 to $20 cheaper. As a rental car is quite convenient in Phoenix with its wide roads, you may be able to save money by renting a car for the full length of your trip through the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
Particularly if you are travelling in less popular seasons for visiting Arizona, you can often save up to $40 a day on rental cars at the Phoenix Airport by booking your rental car last minute, though this tip is inadvisable for people travelling during popular periods of the year, as economy rental cars can sell out quickly.
The Sky Harbor Rental Car Center is located at 1805 E. Sky Harbor Circle South,
Phoenix, AZ 85034. Be sure to get gas before you approach the vicinity of the Rental Car Center, as there are very few gas stations in the industrial area in which it is seated. Once you have reached the general airport area, follow signs to the Rental Car Center, then park in the appropriate area for your specific rental car company.
Returning rental cars can often take some time, so be sure to arrive well in advance of your departing flight to return your rental car and take the shuttle to your terminal without the stress of a fast-approaching deadline.
While there is much to discover in Phoenix itself, the city is a great base from which to explore the natural wonders of the area. Many travelers fly to the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to rent a car to drive to the Grand Canyon, the South Rim of which is located about 230 miles north of Phoenix (circa 3.5 hours’ drive in normal traffic conditions along paved roads). However, there are some other great sights in the Phoenix region, including: