Is It Cheaper to Rent a Car at the Airport?

Q: Can I save money by renting a car at the airport?

A: Usually, the answer is no.

Most people find that they can save money by renting a car away from the airport.

Renting a car at the airport usually costs more, both in terms of the daily rate and in extra airport taxes and fill-up fees.

However, if you are flying into a city, you will need to consider the additional cost of paying for transportation to the car rental agency.

Also, some off-airport car rental outlets keep somewhat limited hours, so be sure to phone ahead.

If you want to rent a car in your own city, there is no reason to drive out to the airport to rent a car.

Chances are that you will save money if you simply look for a car rental agency that is closest to your home.