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Explore the Valley of the Sun with a Phoenix Airport car rental

Phoenix is the largest city in Arizona, known for its hot climate, hiking trails, and golf courses. In order to do the ‘Valley of the Sun’ justice, you’ll need a Phoenix car rental to see everything both inside the city and out. Pick up your rental car at Phoenix Airport when you land to hit the ground running. 

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Securing the best deals on your Phoenix Sky Harbor car rental

Looking for a cheap car rental in Phoenix Airport? You don't have to spend time browsing the web for the cheapest rates and best deals. When you book a rental car through GoSee, we’ll do our very best to make sure that your experience is as quick and easy as possible.

Book cheap car rentals at Phoenix Arizona Airport from top brands and pay no booking fees! With our instant online confirmation, your Sky Harbor Intl car hire trip will be finalized in just a few clicks. We also offer free cancellation and amendments on most rental cars, with 24-7 customer support.

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Picking up your car rental from Phoenix Airport

When you land at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), you will need to take the free shuttle to reach the dedicated Rental Car Center at Sky Harbor Circle South. This shuttle runs 24/7, stopping at each terminal outside the baggage claim area very regularly. This will take you to the rental facility where you can pick up your keys.  

Phoenix township with hills in the background.

Getting around the city in your Phoenix car rental

Phoenix has a large grid layout, which makes it relatively easy to navigate. Here are some great tips for getting around in your rental car in Phoenix. 

  • Arizona’s weather is usually warm and dry, but it does have a monsoon season in summer that can bring heavy rain and dust storms that reduce visibility. If this occurs, turn on your headlights, increase the distance between you and the next vehicle, and pull over if you cannot see well enough. 
  • Look out for HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lanes outside the city. You can only drive in these if you have two or more people in the car, so watch for signs. 
  • Downtown Phoenix has a lot of one-way streets and lanes, so always check the direction before turning into a street.  
  • Phoenix traffic is no better or worse than any other city, but you can use GPS navigation such as Google Maps or Waze to avoid congestion and reduce your travel time during your Phoenix car rental road trip.

Explore the sights with your Phoenix Airport car rental

Desert Botanical Garden

Cacti in the desert in Phoenix. Desert Botanical Garden is an outdoor living museum with more than 50,000 plants, many of which are native to the area. It’s an other-worldly spot filled with prickly but beautiful cacti and collections from around the world. 

Golf

If you love to hit the links, you’re visiting the right place. Phoenix gives you eight fantastic courses to choose from, including five 18-hole championship courses, and three 9-hole courses.

Camelback Mountain

The Camelback peak (named after its iconic shape) rises over the city, promising fantastic short hiking trails with incredible views over the landscape from the top. Bring plenty of water and avoid hiking here in the mid-afternoon heat. 

OdySea Aquarium

For a break from the heat, visit the aquarium with your Phoenix Arizona airport car rental. It is the largest in the southwest USA. There are more than 6,000 animals here across 65 different exhibits, and always offers a fun and refreshing day out.  

Musical Instrument Museum

The Musical Instrument Museum is the largest of its kind in the world and showcases the history of instruments from all around the globe. It’s a little different and incredibly fun and interesting! Come visit this musical place in your PHX car rental.

A man mountain biking in the desert.

Top tips for Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport car rentals 

  • A smaller vehicle is great if you’re only planning on driving around the city, but opt for a larger car if you’re taking a road trip around Arizona or heading up to Las Vegas. This is especially true if you’re planning a coastal road trip all the way up to San Francisco. 
  • Get the best deal on a car rental at Phoenix Arizona Airport by booking early and comparing rentals between all the brands.  
  • Love John Wayne? Many of his films were shot around Arizona, such as The Big Trail and Stagecoach. Take a drive along the John Wayne Parkway south of Phoenix and visit some old filming locations to see where it all happened.  
  • Always stock up your rental vehicle with spare bottled water. You’ll be surprised how much you drink when travelling around the desert, and it never hurts to have some spare!  
  • Not sure which specific rental car company is best? Take a look at Phoenix airport car rental reviews to see what fellow customers have to say. 

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Rental Cars Phoenix Airport: Frequently asked questions

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Where are the car rental counters at Phoenix, AZ Airport? 

The car rental counters at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport are in a separate small building from the main terminal. A free 24/7 shuttle runs between the airport's terminal building and the Rental Car Center to take you there when you land.  

What car rental companies are at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport? 

Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl Airport is a major hub, which is why it offers a wide variety of car rental companies. These include Hertz, Europcar, Alamo Car Rental, Avis, Dollar, Budget, National, Thrifty, Fox, and Enterprise Phoenix Airport. 

How much does it cost to rent a car from Phoenix Airport?

Prices for Phoenix airport rental cars vary and are based on availability and season. Check up-to-date rates and compare multiple brands right here on one page. Book early to get the best deals on your Phoenix car hire.  Also, you may want to consider a monthly car rental if you are going on a long vacation because paying for a long-term car rental is way cheaper.

Is it cheaper to rent a car from the airport? 

Typically, it costs either the same or a little more to rent a car from Phoenix Airport as similar brands in the city. This is due to higher taxes and fees at the airport, however, the ease and simplicity of picking up your rental vehicle when you land, and dropping it off as you fly out, is a huge bonus.  When you book with GoSee, there would be no booking fees and no applicable cancellation fees on most cars! 

What is the cheapest car rental supplier at Phoenix Airport? 

The cheapest car rental at Phoenix AZ Airport will depend on the day, the car itself, and other factors. Typically, the most affordable brands are the budget no-frills suppliers such as Dollar, Thrifty, and Budget.  You can also use your discount code for more savings.

Is it possible to book a one-way rental from Phoenix Airport? 

Yes. Simply uncheck the ‘return to same location’ box when booking your rental car at Sky Harbor Airport, and enter your preferred drop-off location. You can expect to pay an additional fee for one-way car hire. You may also coordinate with the specific rental car company for more details.

How old do I have to be to rent a car from Phoenix Airport? 

You have to be 21 years old to rent a car at Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl Airport, but drivers aged 21-24 will likely need to pay an additional surcharge. 

How far is downtown Phoenix from the Sky Harbor Airport? 

Phoenix is quite close to the Sky Harbor Intl Airport, just 3.7 miles away by rental car. This will take you roughly 10 minutes to drive under normal traffic conditions.

What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Phoenix? 

Booking a car rental at Phoenix Airport is straightforward and easy. Just enter a few details to see what’s available during your travel dates. Companies charge per day, and a credit card is the best way to pay for your rent a car. When picking up the vehicle, make sure the driver has their valid driver's license and check that the booking is covered by insurance. You must be 21 years of age to book, and drivers under the age of 25 will likely incur a younger drivers’ surcharge. Always read through your rental agreement to see what car hire insurance you have, any restrictions in driving your Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl car, how to deal with a rental agency if you have any issues with the car, what extra fees to expect, and other rental policies involved. Customers can also extend their vehicle rental period by informing the company before the Phx car rental is due back.

What’s the speed limit in Phoenix? 

On the main highways, you can travel at a maximum speed of either 65 or 75 mph. In residential neighborhoods, the speed limit is usually a maximum of 25 mph. Always take note of the speed limits and follow them to avoid traffic fines and accidents while driving your Phoenix AZ Airport car rental.