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See the Blue Ridge Mountains with an Asheville Airport car rental
Pick up a rental car from Asheville Airport and experience this gorgeous laidback city in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. The charming town center features beautiful art galleries, eclectic retail shops, and funky microbreweries, while the surrounding landscape provides stunning scenery and exciting outdoor adventures. Get a deal on Asheville car rental and plan your visit to this beautiful mountain town.
Picking up car rental Asheville Airport
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) embodies the city’s charming character with its display of local art exhibitions and welcoming decor. The terminal is small but well equipped with a full-service restaurant, cafe, gift shop, information centre, free WiFi and charging stations. When you’re ready, proceed to the arrivals area to find the car rental agencies and pick up your vehicle keys.
Driving, parking, and getting around with car rental Asheville NC
When picking up your rental car at Asheville Airport, keep these driving tips in mind.
- It takes around 20 minutes to get to Asheville Regional Airport from the city. The fastest way to get to Asheville CBD is to exit the airport and merge onto US-74 W/I-26 W. Follow the signs to continue on I-240 E, then take exit 4B onto Patton Avenue, which leads you directly into the town center.
- Bring a road map, as GPS signals often fail in the mountains.
- Pull over in parking bays for scenic views. On narrow passageways, yield to the uphill driver.
- Make sure to fill up on petrol before heading into wilderness areas, and bring extra food, water and warm clothes in the vehicle.
- Looking to park your rental car? Asheville, NC has over 700 on-street spaces, which charges US$1.50 per hour with a time limit of two hours or less from Monday to Saturday, 8am to 6pm. If you are looking for long-term parking for your car hire, parking garages are also available at a similar price.
Sights to see with a car rental Asheville NC Airport
Blue Ridge Parkway
Visitors flock to the parkway for a wide variety of outdoor activities, including energetic hiking, overnight camping, competitive cycling, and relaxed sightseeing. For more activities appreciating nature, the North Carolina Arboretum is also worth a visit.
The Vanderbilts' luxurious home and garden estate invites you to experience a taste of the Gilded Age, faithfully preserved with original furnishings from over a century ago.
River Arts District
This haven of art, creativity, and commerce was developed by the artists and visionaries who live there. Head here for an incredible afternoon of fabulous fun and entertainment.
Pisgah National Forest
Hit the trails and stretch your legs when you visit this lush hardwood forest full of jagged mountain peaks, whitewater rivers, and cascading waterfalls.
Things to consider for car rental Asheville Airport
Given you are in a mountainous area, you might want to consider renting a sporty SUV to make it easier to get up and down the mountains. When searching, look for SUV in the filter options at the top of the page.
We all know there’s nothing quite like an American road trip. Luckily, most car rental companies allow you to pick up a vehicle in one location and drop it off at other car rental locations, subject to availability and associated costs. This gives you the option to:
- Practice your golf swing in the same place as the pros and then drop your hire car off at Augusta Airport.
- Explore the modernism and southern charm of Atlanta, then fly out of Atlanta Airport.
- Hit the beach and then take your rental car back to Charleston Airport.
- Experience music and food like nowhere else on earth, then head for Nashville Airport.
- Alternatively, drop off Asheville when coming from any of the car rental locations mentioned.
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Rental car Asheville Airport: Frequently asked questions
How much is it to rent a car from the Asheville Airport?
Car rental rates at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) vary due to a number of factors, including seasonality, supply, and demand. The most up to date prices can be found by typing your desired dates into the search function on this page, and no need for a discount code. This will bring up current rates of car rentals that you can compare across multiple brands.
Do you need a car in Asheville?
If you plan to explore the attractions in and around Asheville, renting a car is a more convenient option.
Is it cheaper to rent a car through airline?
Airlines usually have agreements with specific car agencies, limiting the range of possibilities you have to choose from. With GoSee, you have access to multiple companies in one space—meaning you can compare dozens of options to find the best Asheville car rental airport deal.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Asheville?
You must be at least 21 years old to rent a car in Asheville NC, and drivers under the age of 25 may incur additional fees.
Can I rent a car from Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)?
With the correct ID, a valid license, and a credit card in your name, you can book and drive rental cars at Asheville Airport, subject to any rules of the individual rental company. If your supplier allows it, you could pick up your hire car in Asheville and drop it off at Raleigh Airport or Savannah Airport, if you fancy a road trip.
Which car rental companies in Asheville have updated their vehicle cleaning and safety policies because of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
The majority of Asheville Airport rental car companies have updated their cleaning and safety policies as a result of the pandemic. Simply check the terms on each listing to ensure the policy meets your standard. You can also filter the vehicles in your search results by checking the ‘Enhanced clean’ option.
What is the cheapest car rental company in Asheville?
The cheapest car rental company in Asheville, NC can change due to numerous factors, but you can generally expect Budget and Avis to have consistently reasonable prices for most car rentals.
What is the most popular rental car in Asheville?
Asheville's most readily available rental vehicle is an intermediate size car rental, like a Toyota Corolla or Volkswagen Jetta. The mini van Chrysler Pacifica is also among the popularly rented vehicles.
Which car rental companies are at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)?
The following car rental companies are at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL): Alamo Asheville Airport; Avis Car Rental Asheville, NC; Budget Car Rental Asheville, NC; Hertz Asheville Airport; Enterprise Asheville Airport and National.
What type of car is recommended for driving in Asheville?
A sporty vehicle with good handling and power to take on mountain driving is an ideal choice for car rentals in Asheville. That said, you should choose a car you feel the most confident and comfortable driving.
Where can I find an Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional) car rental if I am younger than 25?
Most car rental companies in Asheville will rent to drivers 21 years of age who meet requirements. However, there will likely be an additional fee for drivers under 25.