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Book a rental car at Omaha Airport and get exploring
Smack dab in the middle of the USA, Omaha sits just inside the border of Nebraska right next to Iowa on the Missouri River. Take your pick of Omaha Airport rental cars and get amongst the fantastic cultural museums, sporting events, happening waterfront, and so much more. Don’t miss the Old Market neighbourhood with its cobblestone streets, trolleys and horse and carriage rides. Secure your Omaha rental car deal today.
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Picking up your rental car at Omaha Airport
The car rental desks at Omaha Eppley Airfield Airport OMA can be found in a dedicated Rental Car Customer Service Building, which is connected to the main terminal by the North Skywalk on the upper level. Simply follow the rental car signs to the skywalk and the customer service building. From there, your rental car company will direct you to your vehicle in the North Garage. You will also return your Omaha Airport rental car to the North Garage (not the South Garage), via Airport Dr. road.
Note the rental counter at Omaha Airport has moved. It used to be inside the main terminal near the escalators but is now in the new dedicated rental car building; This rental car facility located off Abbot Drive serves as a one-stop location for all vehicle rental needs, including pick up services and drop off/returns.
Getting around the city with your Omaha Airport car rental
Omaha is relatively easy to get around, with relaxed drivers and not too much congestion compared with big cities. Keep these driving tips in mind when you pick up your Omaha car rental:
- Have patience on the roads. Drivers here may be more slow-moving than you’re used to if you’re coming from a big city.
- Make sure you’re familiar with winter driving best practices if you’re arriving in the colder months, as the roads get icy.
- Only use the left lane on highways if you’re actively passing other cars.
- If you’re using your windscreen wipers, your headlights should also be on.
- You can make U-turns and turn right on red in Nebraska.
Things to see and do with your rental car from Omaha Airport
Omaha Zoo & Aquarium
The Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is consistently ranked as one of the top five in the world, making it one of the must-see attractions in Omaha. Discover the largest cat complex in North America, or take a wander through the Lied Jungle, which is one of the world’s largest indoor rainforests.
Joslyn Art Museum
General entrance to the Joslyn Art Museum is free and well worth the visit. It is a fine art museum with an impressive collection from renowned artists, including work from Pierre-August Renoir.
Lewis & Clark Landing
The Lewis & Clark Expedition set out in the early 1800s to explore the land purchased from France in 1803. The original landing site is now a historical high point in Omaha, with a park and walking trails.
Old Market Neighbourhood
The Old Market is a charming area in Omaha filled with bars, restaurants, cafes, shops, galleries, and more. It is lined with cobblestone streets and a must-visit when in town.
Top tips for rental cars in Omaha
- Consider the season when you rent a car in Omaha. You may want a sturdier vehicle to navigate the icy roads typical of a Nebraska winter. During summer, you could breeze through town in a Ford Mustang Convertible.
- Not sure where to start? Check out the rental car reviews of fellow customers to help make your decision.
- If you’re planning to go on a road trip, such as taking an adventure down South to Atlanta or Dallas in your car rental, opt for a vehicle that’s a little more spacious for a more comfortable drive.
- Sign up for the free pick up service if your rental vehicle is outside the Omaha Eppley Airfield Airport (OMA) premises, like the off airport Budget location.
- Get the handouts being given away at the rental office or counter! These may contain a discount code for local fuel prices or nearby restaurants and sometimes specialty shops.
- You may opt to purchase additional insurance for your car rentals Omaha Airport. We have long trusted partners to provide third party liability insurance coverage to you.
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Omaha Airport car rentals: Frequently asked questions
How much does it cost to rent a car at Omaha Eppley Airfield Airport?
Car rental prices at Omaha Airport varies depending on demand and availability. A quick comparison using the search tool above will let you compare up-to-the-minute prices of multiple brands.
What is the cheapest car rental company at Omaha Eppley Airfield Airport?
There are several car rental companies that specialise in no-frills, affordable rentals, so the cheapest one will depend on the day. Avis Omaha Airport and Hertz Rental Car Omaha Airport often have great deals. Compare now using the search tool at the top of the page.
Which car rental companies are located at Omaha, NE Airport?
There are several car rental companies at Omaha Airport including Alamo Omaha Airport, Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Rental Omaha Airport, Enterprise Omaha Airport, Hertz, and National Car Rental Omaha Airport.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Omaha?
You have to be 21 years or older to rent a car in Omaha and Nebraska, and if you are under 25, you may have to pay an additional daily fee.
What types of cars can I rent in Omaha?
Omaha Airport offers several rental car companies, and between them, you can hire all kinds of vehicles, from an economy car, small compact cars to luxury convertibles. You can also set your search options to narrow down your results to specific types of cars, such as SUVs, vans, economy cars, and more.
Which car rental companies in Omaha have updated their vehicle cleaning and safety policies because of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
All car rental brands in Omaha Airport have updated their policies in response to the pandemic. This usually includes sanitising the vehicles, offering hand sanitiser at the rental counter, and other measures. Be sure to ask your specific rental company for their exact policies.
Is it cheaper to rent a car at the airport or off site?
It is usually cheaper to rent a car off site than it is at the airport, due to additional airport fees. However, it may be more convenient to pick up your vehicle at the airport compared to an off airport location, especially if it is the first time you have visited that destination.
Where are the car rental counters at Omaha NE Airport?
The rental counters at Omaha Airport are located in the dedicated Rental Car Building, which is connected to the main terminal by the North Skywalk on the upper level. Follow the signs to make your way there.
What should I bring with me when I collect my car at Omaha Airport?
You will need a valid driver’s licence for anyone planning to drive the vehicle. For non-residents of the US/foreign nationals - without a US driver's license or counterpart Canadian driver's license, it would mean the individual's home country license must be brought at all times along with an international driver's permit. Extra documents like a translated version will be needed if the home country driver's license is not in English. Temporary driver's licenses will not be allowed. A major credit card under the name of the renter is also required to pay for the rental and damage deposit.
Can I collect a car from Omaha Airport and return it somewhere else?
Yes, you may drop your Omaha Airport rental car at another destination, usually an airport location, whether it be an Omaha city depot, a few states over to Chicago or Indianapolis, or clear across the USA. Simply uncheck the ‘return to same location’ box during your search, and enter your desired drop-off point. This may cost an additional fee. Make sure to read the rental agreement or contact your chosen supplier directly for any rental locations policies.
What is the speed limit in Omaha NE?
The speed limit in Omaha is usually 30mph in the city, and 65pmh on highways, although limits can vary between areas. Always check the road signs for exact limits and drive to the conditions while on your Omaha, NE Airport car rental road trip.
Who can drive an Omaha Airport car rental?
Please be aware that the renter is also the primary driver, and their minimum age must be 21 years old. Make sure that you always bring your valid driver's license (minimum validity for the last 3 years). Only permitted additional driver is allowed to drive the rental vehicle. Additional authorized drivers must also satisfy the requirements for the renter's driver's license. Driver qualifications are imposed strictly during the entire rental period, from the time of pick up from the consolidated rental car facility, to the time the vehicle is brought back to the car rental return at Omaha Eppley Airfield Airport (OMA).