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milkeway04 Jun 3rd, 2013 03:42 AM

car rental phoenix airport
Trying to find out if there are any car rental's in terminal at the Phoenix airport or are they all located at the car rental center that requires a shuttle.


sparkchaser Jun 3rd, 2013 03:52 AM

IIRC they are all off-site. You'll have to take a shuttle.

milkeway04 Jun 3rd, 2013 04:20 AM

Thank you! On Expedia it states Sixt is in terminal but I saw other information stating otherwise.

sparkchaser Jun 3rd, 2013 04:38 AM

They *might* have a counter in the terminal but you have to go off-site to pick up the car.

Orlando_Vic Jun 3rd, 2013 07:38 AM

This is the approach we took several years ago and it saved us a lot of $$$.

1.<b>Don't rent at the airport (PHX)!.</b> Choose an off site car rental agency. Enterprise can be very cheap, away from the airport.

2. Search online for an Enterprise coupon code (e.g. one of these These are not necessarily the best or cheapest for you. Do a thorough search and see what else you can find.

3. If you are arriving by air, consider staying the first night at a motel near the airport with a free shuttle.

4. Take the (free) shuttle to the hotel/motel, spend the night there and have Enterprise pick you up there the next morning. They will do this for you free of charge. Of course, your reservation must be with a branch location that is closest to your hotel/motel. This is the Enterprise location we used:
TEMPE, AZ 85282-1225
Tel.: (480) 829-3970

5. Alternatively, if you don't want to spend the night in a hotel/motel, then take a taxi to the off-site Enterprise branch.

6. At the conclusion of your rental period, repeat the same process without the additional one night's hotel/motel stay. Better yet, you may be able to persuade your Enterprise driver to drop you off at the airport itself. We did! (While off-site car rental branches can't pick up at the airport, they can and do drop off if asked discretely.)

Vic's travels:

clarkgriswold Jun 3rd, 2013 08:02 PM

Yeah , if you're gonna have to take a shuttle anyway, might as well take a $25 cab ride and save $200 on the rental. Of course this only works if you are arriving during business hours as most offsites are closed evenings and Sundays. Hertz on Indian Springs Road used to be mentioned often here, if the rates are worth the extra 5 minute haul to you. Usually you can book the return to the airport location, so th cab fare is only on the outbound/arrival.

dbdurand Jun 3rd, 2013 09:42 PM

Did you say anything about getting a lower rate? I don't think so. For Pete's sake, just take the shuttle and keep life simple! Only a few minutes out of a total travel time of probably hours.

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