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Driver's age: 26-65
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Top tips for hiring a car at Tucson airport

  • Car hire at Tucson Airport in Arizona is a quick and effective solution for your travel requirements while exploring the country and is 8 miles from downtown Tucson and the University of Arizona. Rental agents responsible for car hire at Tucson Airport are very easy to find on arrival at the airport. After landing, collect your bags and head to the main terminal, then exit through the east exit of the building. All the rental agents are within walking distance of the exit. If you on the ticketing level of the airport, follow the east ramp past the TSA security entrance to the A gates to find the designated rental car areas.
  • You will find several different well-known major brand Tucson Airport car hire agents available at the airport. They have varying operating hours that range from 5:30-24:00 each day depending on the agent. If you require after-hours pick-up or drop-off for your vehicle you can make those arrangements when pre-booking your hire car online. If your flight is cancelled or delayed the agents are able to make adjustments to your booking if you have loaded your flight details into your booking information online. Generally, if your flight is unexpectedly delayed the agent will make arrangements for a representative to meet you after hours.
  • If you are catching a courtesy shuttle from the car rental centre to off-site rental agents and car lots. When collecting or return your hire car be aware that the service operates 24h a day, 7 days a week, and leaves the station every 15min. There are several covered shuttle stops all around the airport build.
  • All agents dealing with car hires at Tucson Airport offer a 29min grace period, which means if you are slightly delayed by unforeseen events like luggage delays or perhaps have got stuck in a traffic jam on your way back to the airport your drop-off or collection time will allow for 29min before it is considered a cancellation. After which you might face a cancellation fee depending on the rental agent’s policy. You can check if you are liable for cancellation fees on the KAYAK site, where the car hire offered displayed will state the cancellation terms.
  • Book your car hire at Tucson airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car at Tucson airport

  • How do I receive information on the toll charges incurred while driving my Tucson Airport car hire vehicle?

    If you do go through one of the toll gates around the area the credit card you used to book and pay the deposit for the vehicle collection will automatically be charged. To get a statement of those charges you can access the Highwall Toll Authority website directly from the car agents website and request a statement. You can also request a statement in person from the representative at the customer desk at Tucson Airport at the time of your drop off.

  • What options do I have for paying for fuel in my hire car at Tucson Airport?

    You will have access to two payment choices when it comes to fuel. Both start with the hire car having a full tank of fuel at the time of collection. The first being to pay at the time of the rental, this option allows you to pay for a full tank of fuel at the time of collection and return the car with whatever amount of fuel is remaining or none when returning the car. The amount of the tank of fuel can vary depending on the car and the current cost of fuel. The second option allows you to refill the tank and only pay for the amount used during your hire period.

  • Can I travel with my pet?

    Most car hire agents at Tucson Airport do allow for a pet. The conditions are that your pet needs to be in an appropriate pet carrier box whenever in the car. The car must be completely free of pet hair on its return, or you might face a cleaning charge. Pets used for disability support do not have to be in a carrier whilst in the vehicle.

  • What is the best car hire company at Tucson airport?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies at Tucson airport are Alamo (8,7, 73 reviews), Dollar (7,2, 83 reviews), and Budget (6,4, 92 reviews).

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Tucson airport?

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

Tucson Airport car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8,7

Very Good

217 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.3

One location in Tucson Airport

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7275 S Tucson Blvd Ste 115

+1 844 370 9822

Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Great car, easy checkout, easy drop off. Clear instructions.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
The whole experience was great , I wll definitely use again

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Shanell was great!

6,0 Okay

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Good, no hassles.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Excellent service

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Very easy, quick, and convenient experience right at the airport. Essentially grab my keys and go. Vehicle was virtually new and very clean. Very happy.

1 out of 35

Dollar

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.2

One location in Tucson Airport

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7275 S Tucson Blvd

+1 520 434 3400

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
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2,0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
They didn’t have the truck ready so they made me upgrade and charged me another $180

2,0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Horrible. Wasn’t clear in the reservation that we’d get an electric car. Was only charged 77% when we got it. Can was smelling of smoke and had scratches all over the place. Chip in the window. Had to park it and get a software update for 1 1/2 hours in order for it to charge. Then had it charge for 12 hours k my to get 80% charge . Aweful. I will never rent and electric car again, and will avoid dollar/thrifty/hertz whenever possible. If they try to stick my with any damage on this car I will see them in court.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

everything was great

8,0 Very Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff friendly in Tucson, but understaffed

Cons:

Very poor experience at sky harbor drop center. Not enough busses to take people back to the terminal

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Free upgrade due to longer wait in line and a free trade when the upgraded car did not meet our needs.

Cons:

I had to wait to give my keys to someone for drop off and let them know I had a full tank. I think they could do a more automated drop off.

2,0 Poor

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Well for starters when you rent a car from a 3rd party site apparently they don’t tell you about all of the charges. That’s how they make it seem so cheap. Then when I got the car shortly there after I got a flat tire not a huge deal except that I waited on hold with roadside assistance for over an hour trying to get to talk to anyone and never got through. At the same time my fiancé was calling every enterprise (because dollar and enterprise are the same thing apparently) and all of the stores went straight to voicemail. Finally we gave up and I put the donut on (can’t even get a full-size spare) and drove back to the location that I got the car and had to swap it out for another one. This put a solid 4 hour delay in an already very very long trip with a temperamental 4 year old in the backseat. Then when I returned the car I got hit with an extra $80 in taxes and fees which according to the first receipt I had already paid. And to top it off I still haven’t gotten my security hold back...

1 out of 44

Budget

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

6.6

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Locations in Tucson Airport

7275 South Tucson Boulevard

+1 520 573 2025

Monday06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday06:30 - 23:59
Thursday06:30 - 23:59
Friday06:30 - 23:59
Saturday06:30 - 23:59
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8,0 Very Good

May 2024

KAYAK
I needed a car at the last minute due to a canceled flight from Tucson. The only way to get to our destination for a celebratory event was to book a flight on another airline from Phoenix. I was able to make a car reservation online from my phone which was easy to do. When the counter opened the service person was very helpful but the added charges were very confusing and unclear. What started as a less than one-day rental to get from the Tucson airport to Phoenix airport costing about $100 turned into a rental for less than 8 hours for $250. Otherwise, the rental was excellent.

8,0 Very Good

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Kayak didn't prompt me for my FastBreak number so I initially had to stand in line, which was 10+ people and didn't move the entire time I was there. I eventually managed to add my reservation to FastBreak and was able to get my car there but I would have wasted a huge amount of time if that didn't work.

8,0 Very Good

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Wait at the counter was a little long and they didn’t have the revised pick up time correct

2,0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
I picked up the van. It had 1/4 of a tank of fuel. I took a picture of it. I have never picked up a vehicle that did not have a full tank. I returned it with just over a 1/4 of a tank. They charged me over $190 for fuel. I will be trying to get my money back from them.

6,0 Okay

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Parking at the airport parking lot was very inconvenient, far, and costly. The Budget desk was unstaffed when I arrived so I was directed to Avis, which was understaffed. I waited in line for quite a while, then the Budget counter opened up. When I responded to the text to "check in" before I headed to the airport, the system asked for all the details then said the option was unavailable at that time. I tried to call several times, unsuccessfully, to let Budget know I was on my way. Finally the automated voice said my reservation could not be located. Kind of stressful, don't you think?

4,0 Mediocre

Mar 2024

KAYAK
I arrived early and had to pick up the car 1.75 hours early. They upgraded the car type and added a full day onto the reservation - my reservation went from $220 to $380 dollars because of being 1.75 hours early. When I returned the car I was sent from the lot to the desk and expected to stand in a 30+ minute line to complete my rental. Instead I handed my sheet of paper to an employee (who asked that I do that instead of waiting in line) and told I would get an email - and it is four days later and I have not yet received an email. Bummer.

1 out of 30

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,8

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

7.5

One location in Tucson Airport

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7275 S Tucson Blvd Ste 165

+1 844 370 9821

Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Helpful staff; I got the car I requested. Car return could not have been easier!

8,0 Very Good

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Jack at the rental did good job

8,0 Very Good

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The rental agency entered the wrong time for return, am vs pm... Also did not have available the car class booked, a Toyota Corolla vs the requested VW Jetta, a standard rental vs a compact rental, still charged as a standard rental did not even mention they didn't have the proper car. Just a disappointing rental in general, even if the car was nice, it was not what was booked.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Not a thing. We were completely satisfied. And thanks to you, Kayak, for getting us a good deal!

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

We had a bit of a wait to pick car up due to bad timing. But then we were upgraded to a mustang convertible due to low number of vehicles left. Not a bad deal. 😊 Drop off was painless.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop-off in Amarillo was quick and easy.

Cons:

Google Maps gave us slightly wrong directions to the Enterprise at Amarillo Airport. We asked a person, and they got us where we needed to go.

1 out of 17

Thrifty

7,2

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

7.2

One location in Tucson Airport

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2340 E Elvira Rd

+1 520 434 3400

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
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2,4 Poor

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy drop off

Cons:

The staff arrived late to open and had to set up before helping customers. Should be there early to set up before opening. Ordered full sz suv but got small kia that did not fit the 7 paasengers and 4 luggage that was expected.

6,0 Okay

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly.

Cons:

They close 5 pm and I don’t have that info . I called them no answer so I called Uber and then pickup my car next day . Spent lots of time and money for Uber.

2,0 Poor

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I had to worst experience with this transaction. I entered the dates for my rental incorrectly. I needed Thursday to Sunday. I made a mistake and entered Friday to Sunday. I realized it right away and tried to contact you. Of course there was no way to contact you. Since you book through PriceLine I finally got in touch with them. They were NO help at all. I simply wanted to add one more day to my rental. I wanted to PAY MORE MONEY to add one more day and they would not help me at all. Their only optioins were to cancel and pay a cancellation fee of $49 or keep the rental, create a new booking for the one day, pick up that car, bring that car back the next day and pick up the other car. Absolutely ridiculous! I ended up just cancelling. And I will never use your service again. I'd rather pay more than go through this again.

6,0 Okay

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The price was good for a day rental split between the seven of us using the mini-van for the day.

Cons:

I've rented many cars before and the staff person was pretty blase and didn't explain pretty normal things to explain well. For example, as he handed me the receipt he just, here's your total, with the deposit.". Now, I know how a deposit for a rental works, but let's say you didn't, let's say it's your first time. What I've heard other associates say in the past is, "You'll notice a deposit of $200. You'll see this on your credit card balance, but once you return the car, this amount will go back on your credit card with 1-3 business days, so no worries, we aren't charing you $200! This line here is your total." It's little details like that. Another example: He offered us the option of two different models of mini-vans. Not being familiar with mini-vans I asked for his opinion/suggestion. He said, "I'll put you the Chrysler,". I said, "Oh, any particular reason?" He just kinda looked at me and said, "Well, it's a mini-van, like you wanted, right?" Um...I was hoping to hear, "Oh, I like the Chrysler better because it has more leg room," or "they're both comparable vehicles, so I think you'll like either," SOMETHING! He totally didn't have customer service 101 down. It did seem he was there by himself, in which case he could say, "I'm sorry I'm going through this so quickly with you, I'm here alone today, and I have all these people to help, so I'm just trying to help you as efficiently as possible,". He just didn't seem like he understood customer serivce. Also, I notice that almost all rental car places don't disclose important info to check BEFORE you rent: Cost of adding a driver (even though when I called I said I wanted to do that and they said, "yes we can do that) but price was never mentioned, can you leave your own vehicle there or not (not all rental cars will allow that!), etc. This is a general complaint to the enitre industry.

7,2 Good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

A newer car. This car had 40,000 miles, a scratch, and soon needed an oil change.

9,2 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Only single person working, had to wait in long line.

1 out of 13

Avis

7,0

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

6.6

One location in Tucson Airport

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7275 South Tucson Blvd Ste 145

+1 520 294 3662

Monday06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday06:30 - 23:59
Thursday06:30 - 23:59
Friday06:30 - 23:59
Saturday06:30 - 23:59
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2,0 Poor

May 2024

KAYAK
The pickup was a pretty horrible experience. The person checked me in and I paid, which took about 20 minutes. Then they realized that they had checked me in as the wrong person. Then voiding this was difficult and the system did. Not want to check me in as it thought I had a car already. Had to wait for the manager. We were supposed to get a small car but we got a Chevy Silverado that smelled like cigarettes. In all, not great.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Ticket counter was very professional and didn't push insurance on me. They recognized my status and gave me a nice upgrade, even though I booked through kayak

6,0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff

Cons:

Hail damage car, couple accident spots

6,4 Okay

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Filled up with gas prior to dropping off, tank full on drop off. However, was told I had to pay an extra $15.99 gas fee because I didn’t save my gas receipt. Very deceiving practice - tank clearly full.

9,2 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff let me look at the car first before signing for it to ensure it was what I needed/wanted. Car turned out to be exactly what I needed for my family's vacation.

Cons:

Key FOB had issues; frequently go notice that remote was not detected, did not allow keyless entry and sometimes the keyless locking didn't work, had to be very close for the FOB lock/unlock to work (replacing battery had no effect).

4,8 Mediocre

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The car was a wreck. I didn’t know Avis would rent such a car. The gas guage indicated full but when I filled it up before I returned it the guage showed way past where it was when I accepted it.

1 out of 7

Hertz

8,4

Very Good

25 reviews

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.0

One location in Tucson Airport

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Locations in Tucson Airport

7275 S. Tucson Blvd.

+1 520 434 3400

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Reliable

6,8 Okay

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Pick up was frustrating. I felt the agent was unwilling to discuss my needs in a vehicle. ‘Manager’s Special’ was unclear. I received a large truck - my vacation included transporting a handicapped person, so my arrangements changed. The agent’s response ‘ we can change it, for a few’ was off putting. I just left. On another note, my drop off experience was wonderful, the staff was friendly & efficient. I would have given pick up - unhappy, low score Drop off - excellent.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The Tucson airport location did not have signage when exiting the row as to the direction to exit the airport

7,6 Good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to get the rental picked up and dropped of quickly and efficiently. Very friendly staff.

Cons:

The truck I rented was pretty badly scratched up on the driver side and it wasn't notated on any print outs I was given, nor did anyone do a walk around with me prior to me driving it off the lot. Additionally, the truck looked like it had barely had a wipe down and smelled like someone had definitely been smoking in it, but had tried to aerosol it away. Maybe notate known vehicle defects on the receipt or an additional print out so it's documented for everyone's sake.

9,2 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great. Dropoff was super easy.

Cons:

Just charge less money! Everything else was great.

6,0 Okay

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy and the vehicle was very comfortable

Cons:

I had no idea how much I had to have on my credit card to rent the vehicle. It would have been a much better experience if it was disclosed at time of rental.

1 out of 5

National

8,9

Very Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

7.3

One location in Tucson Airport

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7275 S Tucson Blvd Ste 125

+1 844 370 9823

Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
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keddy by Europcar

6,1

Okay

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One location in Tucson Airport

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South Tucson Boulevard, 7250

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AutoEurope

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One location in Tucson Airport

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Tucson International Airport

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Sunnycars

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One location in Tucson Airport

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7275 South Tuscon Blvd.

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808 travellers who hired a car in Tucson Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.9

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