Car hire at Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport

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Top tips for hiring a car at Knoxville McGhee Tyson airport

  • Currently, there's no public transit that serves Knoxville McGhee Airport (TYS). Ground transportation available includes charter companies, taxis, ridesharing, and car rentals. Of the four, a car rental at Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport is a convenient way of getting around Knoxville, TN. The most obvious advantage is that you can move about the city per your schedule. You'll also get to save a lot of money in the long run compared to taking public transit or taxi rides when in town.
  • Booking a car rental in Knoxville McGhee Airport is quite an easy process as you'll find car rental agencies right at the airport's terminal. The terminal building has two levels, and you'll find rental car counters on the lower level. Once you disembark from your plane, head over to the lower level to collect your luggage, and you'll see various car rental counters across the baggage claim area. We recommend that you pre-book your car reservation to ensure that you get transportation once you arrive at the airport.
  • To return your Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport car rental, companies often require that you return the vehicle to your car rental pick-up location. You'll approach the airport via the I-40 W and US-129 S if you're coming from downtown. As you enter the airport road, follow the Rental Car Return signs and look out for the dedicated car return lanes. Go to the company counter and drop off your keys and contract to complete the process. Ensure that you have fulfilled your fuel return obligations beforehand.
  • If you want to avoid the struggle of getting into or out of Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport, we advise that you schedule your airport arrival or vehicle drop-off time right. Peak working hours at the airport usually coincide with rush hour traffic on roads leading to the city center. You'll want to avoid morning and afternoon traffic when people are commuting to and from work. Generally, the morning traffic builds up as you head towards the airport, while the afternoon rush hour develops as you head over to downtown.
  • Book your car hire at Knoxville McGhee Tyson airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car at Knoxville McGhee Tyson airport

  • Which car rental companies at Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport are easiest to use?

    You'll find that multiple car rental agencies at the airport offer resources to make the whole rental process seamless. For instance, Alamo lets customers utilize the Accelerated Check-in feature, enabling you to spend minimum time at the car rental counter. With Budget's Fastbreak Membership, you'll skip the long rental counter lines and head over straight to your car. Avis also lets customers skip the long rental counter queues through the Avis Preferred service. Additionally, the companies all facilitate easy drop-off by accepting after-hours returns.

  • Are there any amenities available at Knoxville McGhee Airport car rental center?

    Car rental offices at Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport typically offer different amenities. Some resources that you'll find include vending machines for snacks or drinks, beverages, waiting areas, and restrooms. While these resources vary according to the provider, you'll find most of the amenities at the larger national chains that charge higher prices than their smaller counterparts.

  • What documents will I require to qualify for a car rental in Knoxville McGhee Airport?

    You'll be eligible for a car rental at Knoxville McGhee Airport if you're above the age of 21. You must submit a valid driver's license in your name at the time of renting the vehicle. International drivers should carry their foreign driver's license and passports for identification. Note that you'll not require an IDP when renting a car in Tennessee. You must also submit a debit or credit card with your name on it, but make sure that you verify the credit information requirements for the rental company you choose.

  • What is the best car hire company at Knoxville McGhee Tyson airport?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies at Knoxville McGhee Tyson airport are Alamo (9,0, 66 reviews), Budget (7,6, 58 reviews), and Hertz (7,4, 67 reviews).

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Knoxville McGhee Tyson airport?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Knoxville McGhee Tyson airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, National, Payless, and Thrifty.

Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

9,0

Wonderful

206 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.9

Value for money

9.0

One location in Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport

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2055 Alcoa Hwy

+1 844 868 8507

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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Overall was a very quick and easy process. Due to weather, we had to rent a vehicle last minute. Alamo worked with us and turned an unfortunate circumstance into an east solution.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Every thing

8,0 Very Good

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very nice new car. Lady at the drop off was very friendly and pleasant to work with.

Cons:

Windshield was very streaky and not clean inside. Car had damage when I picked it up, nobody was there to report it to. The one way fees are expensive and I didn't see any indication about fees until you are signing up for the rental.

8,0 Very Good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Car smelled of stale cigarette smoke. Nasty

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly helpful easy good experience.

Cons:

Nothing, good experience, but the bottom line that I rented from Alamo was it was the best price out of all the competition.

5,6 Fair

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The inside of the windshield very dirty

1 out of 32

Hertz

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.7

Value for money

7.2

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2055 Alcoa Highway

+1 865 342 3232

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2,0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
We reserved a premium car. None were available (I understand) and we were given a Ford Ecosport. The smallest of SUV's. When we asked for a rate adjustment, they refused. Also the two drivers side tires were extremely low on pressure and missing valve stem caps. It is extremely difficult to find a source for airing up tires. When we returned to Sarasota, the pickup return location was chaotic. No one present to help, we didn't receive a final receipt, and the service overall was extremely poor. I guess the public are at the rental car companies mercy these days. Very disappointing.

6,0 Okay

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Was given a "Supplier's Choice" car which meant the smallest, dirtiest car in their inventory. I can only imagine few people want a Ford Fiesta that was not only tiny but also still dirty. Both the mirrors and side windows were obstructed by what looked like water stains and finger prints. My partner and I were too tired and in a hurry to go back and change the vehicle at the time of pickup but should I ever use Hertz in Knoxville again I will be double checking the vehicle quality and size before driving off. Book "Supplier's Choice" at your own risk. The cost was only slightly reduced at the time of booking for the inconvenience that the vehicle provided.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Friendly staff

8,0 Very Good

Dec 2021

KAYAK
The car was ok but was not as clean

2,0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
My plane was called back to the gate twice, putting me in Knoxville at 1220 am. The agent said that the deal was canceled because it was after midnight. He then tried to rent me a car for over 7 hundred dollars more than the original price. I got a car at Budget later that morning for less than the price of the original lease.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop off staff was extremely friendly and helpful!

Cons:

The car was not very clean. It needed to be vacuumed and it had a funny smell. The car also was not the easiest to drive. It seems like their may be some transmission issues with the car I was given.

1 out of 19

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9,2

Wonderful

60 reviews

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

9.2

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2010 Airport Hotel Dr

+1 833 886 0851

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7,2 Good

Jul 2020

KAYAK

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Èverything but pick up was positive. Line to pick up car was long. Waited 45 min to get to the counter. Then had to wait 20 min for the vehicle to be ready.

8,0 Very Good

May 2020

KAYAK

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Pick up was good. Drop off no one anywhere so had to leave keys in a box. Would have like a to be checked out and get a receipt.

Cons:

The tumbler when you turned the key stuck sometimes so you had to play with it to get it to turn. New Car strange!

8,8 Very Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick-up took a little longer

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff lovely! Car ready, clean, new

5,6 Fair

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Filled up tank prior to drop off, used at most .5 gallons of gasoline and was then charged for 2 gallons despite the “miles remaining” being 40 more than when I picked it up. Also, was told to either pay the deductible for my insurance or purchase $25 waiver not sure if this is a new thing or what.

8,8 Very Good

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car at a reasonable price.

Cons:

Staff was a little less than responsive. Sort of “ho hum”. Didn’t explain things very well.

1 out of 9

Budget

7,6

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.7

Value for money

7.4

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2055 Alcoa Highway

+1 865 342 3220

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10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Fast friendly check in and check out. Clean car. Excellent customer service

6,0 Okay

Jan 2024

KAYAK
The vehicle itself was the only complaint. It was a nice vehicle but the windshield washers did not work. The dash said it was out of fluid so i bought some to fill it but it was full, but still did not work. Also, the rain sensing wipers were not working. Worst of all is that the front tires were worn of the edge, which makes it hard to turn in the snow that we had during the time i had the vehicle.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Straight forward. Easy drop off.

6,0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off

Cons:

Our car was supposed to be smoke free and we could tell there was a smoker in it. It was BAD! We are non smokers and it smelled every day of having it. Very disappointing!!!

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

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Drop off was easy even though it was after hours. Pickup was also easy and very fast.

9,6 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff is excellent. By far, much friendlier than any of the other agencies at this airport location.

Cons:

Offer coupons or better deals

1 out of 17

Payless

6,9

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

6.5

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2055 Alcoa Highway

+1 865 983 3446

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10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Smooth process. Pickup was simple, the car (a RAV4) was brand new and clean, the drop off was seamless. I can't understand why anybody would go to one of those other pricey car rentals when this one was as perfect as it gets!

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Honestly....nothing could have been improved. I bet I didn't spend more than 5 minutes TOTAL at the rental car counter and that includes pickup and drop off! Price was great, car was great, customer service was great. Seriously...nothing could have been improved.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car, easy drop off procedure.

Cons:

I arrived after 9:00pm because of a late flight which meant the booth was closed but thankfully the lady from Avis in the same booth managed to get me the car I had booked. Otherwise I'd have had to get a taxi and come back in the morning.

9,2 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was very easy

Cons:

Car wasn’t ready even though we had a reservation.

5,6 Fair

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy

Cons:

I was told I would only be charged a certain amount and I’m the end I was charged more with no explanation

8,0 Very Good

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service with those I interacted with was excellent.

Cons:

I didn't get the size vehicle I had signed up for but it worked out just fine.

4,0 Mediocre

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Took a long time to get a car

1 out of 12

Dollar

4,3

Mediocre

64 reviews

Cleanliness

4.3

Comfort

4.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

5.3

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2055 Alcoa Hwy

+1 865 342 3250

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2,0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Pickup and return, nobody was there, counter was closed. Waited over 2 1/2 hours for pickup and was done by Hertz counter. No walk around the car or anything after a long wait. And returning, drop box or anybody at counter.

8,0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The price was good but it was one of those dealer’s choice promotions. The vehicle turned out to be a Ram 1500 extended cab pickup which is way too big a vehicle for someone used to driving a car. After some discussion they were able to change it for a Toyota Carola. This was very appreciated, although the initial stance was they could not change it. The person working the desk didn’t seem to want to be there, but others he called over were helpful.

2,0 Poor

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The reservation did not work. Terms and conditions applied that more than doubled the price (drop off fee). The agent at the desk was rude and unhelpful. Ended up going to Alamo which offered a decent price on the spot.

2,0 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

They had canceled our reservation and car not available. Our flight canceled and rescheduled to later in day- not under our control. Sales person not nice and seemed bothered that we were bothering her. Not helpful at all. We rented from budget - they were very helpful and actually less expensive

8,0 Very Good

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I didn’t go to Alcoa wrong person

2,0 Poor

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I booked a one-way rental, yet when I arrived at the airport the clerk told me they didn't do one-way rentals from this location. I showed her my reservation and she said too bad, it is not possible. She refused to let me speak with a manager (until the next day). I had to go through another rental company which ended up costing me more since it was last-minute.

1 out of 14

National

9,6

Wonderful

8 reviews

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.6

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2055 Alcoa Hwy

+1 844 868 8508

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10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to pick up the car and to return it before they opened.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Becca at the Knoxville Airport was extremely helpful and very professional.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The pickup and drop off process was very quick and easy. We were also given the option for an SUV, which I was thrilled to accept!

8,0 Very Good

Nov 2022

KAYAK
The person that helped us pick up the rental was EXCELLENT. He was the only one at the national AND alamo desk. He had a long line of customers to deal with but was super friendly and helpful. We were impressed with his professionalism and personalized attention as we picked up our car. There were two issues with the rental (one was a headrest issue) but we did not realize until we already picked up the car. There was little to no time to exam the vehicle prior to pick up. but we feel like the staff should have noticed the issues. Either way, we were really happy with the car rental and would definitely rent through this service again. thank you

1 out of 2

Avis

8,9

Very Good

27 reviews

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.2

Value for money

7.9

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2055 Alcoa Highway

+1 865 970 2985

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7,6 Good

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

There were no problems, with the exception of having to wait to get my car.

Cons:

A little expensive and I had to wait 30 minutes to get my car. A very poor system in place in Konxville.

5,2 Fair

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Returning vehicle

Cons:

1) Car had 46K miles and bad wheel bearing or out of balance tire (thud, thud, thud sound). 2) Took forever to get through counter person and then car wasn’t even available in garage so had to wait some more 3) As I drove car away I started noticing sound and decided to “live with it” versus going back through slow process.

3,2 Poor

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Car was a piece of junk

8,4 Very Good

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Very good service and fixed the problem right away after I asked

Cons:

The car smelled like smoke and it looked it was not cleaned at all. I returned back to the airport and they quickly gave me another vehicle. New vehicle was clean but I had to pump air into tires since a few of them had very low pressure. Overall, I was happy with the service but I believe these should be taken are of beforehand.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Charged me for extra coverage that I did not want

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
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1 out of 4

Easirent

4,7

Mediocre

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2055 Alcoa Hwy

+1 865 342 3250

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2,0 Poor

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. Didn't get the car.

Cons:

Despite calling and ensuring I could have the reservation in my friend's name - the car was for her, it didn't happen. They doubled the price when we got there.

1 out of 1

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2055 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, , USA Tennessee

+1 914 368 0091

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634 travellers who hired a car in Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5,1

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