How to pick up or drop off your rental car after hours

blog Car Sunset
Gareth Meade
23 Sep, 2021
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What to think about when booking your car rental

On some trips it might make your life a bit easier if you can pick up and/or drop off your rental vehicle after hours. This is definitely possible, but your best bet is to arrange it with one of our rental partners well in advance. You can then rest easy knowing what you need to do and when you need to do it. 

How to return a rental car after hours

There are a few key points to remember when returning your car hire after hours. Firstly, arrange for an after hours drop off well ahead of time with your rental supplier. It pays to take photos of the vehicle, to document its state at time of drop off, just in case something happens to it afterward. Then return your keys to the designated drop box. If in doubt, call your rental supplier.

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Arrange for an after hours drop off well ahead of time with your rental supplier.
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How to return a Hertz rental car after hours

After hours drop off is available for all Hertz vehicle groups. Park your car in the designated Hertz parking area, then note the drop off time on your rental agreement and leave both the rental agreement and the vehicle keys in the designated drop box. Note that there might be specific times that you can't drop off your car. Always check with the supplier about this as well as if there will be any extra charges. 

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How to pick up a rental car after hours

It’s important to speak to your rental supplier about your plans to pick up the vehicle after hours. You should note that most of the time there will be an additional fee for after hours pick up.

What rental car company allows pick up after hours?

Almost every car rental supplier will allow you to pick up your vehicle after hours. The best course of action is to contact your rental supplier and find out the procedure for after hours pick ups. They will also be able to tell you about any additional fees associated with this option.

What happens if my flight is delayed?

If you encounter circumstances such as delayed flights, the pick up location will remain open for up to 2 hours past the usual closing, provided you have supplied the rental company with your flight details.

How to pick up a Payless rental car after hours

While you may not be able to pick up your Payless rental vehicle after hours, most locations allow for after hours drop off. Contact Payless to find out more details specific to your location and circumstances.