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Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) Car Rental Guide

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Looking for a Charlotte airport car rental? Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is located eight miles west of Charlotte, CLT is a major hub for American Airlines, which handles 90 percent of flights at this airport.

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Charlotte Douglas International Airport has one terminal with five concourses, labeled A through E. Visitors can get between the concourses on foot.

Rental Cars at CLT Airport

From the baggage claim on the lower level, exit the terminal and use the crosswalk to reach the car rental facility. The rental car counters are on the second floor, which is actually the ground floor of the building.

There are seven rental car companies at CLT:

Alamo Rent a Car (844) 366-8844

Available Services: Online check-in and self-service kiosk. Online check-in offers the option to “skip the counter” and go straight to your car.
Return Location: 5489 Josh Birmingham Pkwy., Charlotte. On the airport road, pass “Hourly Deck” sign and watch for Rental Car Returns, then follow signs for Alamo.
Location Hours: Location is open daily 4 am-2 am. Dropbox available for after-hours returns.

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Avis Rent a Car (704) 359-5700

Preferred Services: Avis Preferred available. Check your smartphone or the Preferred board inside the rental car facility to find your preassigned vehicle. You have the option to change your pre-selected vehicle for a similar one in the Select & Go Exchange Area, or get a nicer car in the Select & Go Upgrade Area. Prices are on the cars’ hangtags.
Return Location: 5489 Josh Birmingham Pkwy., Charlotte. On the airport road, pass “Hourly Deck” sign and watch for Rental Car Returns, then follow signs for Avis.
Location Hours: Location is open daily 5 am-1 am. In a hurry? Leave the keys and your contract in the dropbox.

Budget Car Rental (704) 359-5701

Preferred Services: Look for the Fastbreak line or kiosk. Show your ID, and you will receive the rental agreement, keys and instructions for finding the car.
Return Location: 5489 Josh Birmingham Pkwy., Charlotte. On the airport road, pass “Hourly Deck” sign and watch for Rental Car Returns, then follow signs for Budget. Fastbreak members do not have to go to the counter to return the car.
Location Hours: Location is open daily 5 am-1 am.

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Dollar Rent a Car (866) 434-2226

Return Location: 5489 Josh Birmingham Pkwy., Charlotte. On the airport road, pass “Hourly Deck” sign and watch for Rental Car Returns, then follow signs for Dollar.
Location Hours: Location is open daily 5:30 am-12 am.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car (704) 359-8884

Return Location: 5489 Josh Birmingham Pkwy., Charlotte. On the airport road, pass “Hourly Deck” sign and watch for Rental Car Returns, then follow signs for Enterprise.
Location Hours: Location open daily 4 am-2 am. Dropbox available for after-hours returns.

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Hertz (704) 359-0114

Preferred Services: Gold Canopy Service and Gold Choice are available.
Return Location: 5489 Josh Birmingham Pkwy., Charlotte. On the airport road, pass “Hourly Deck” sign and watch for Rental Car Returns, then follow signs for Hertz.
Location Hours: Location is open Mon-Fri and Sun 6 am-1 am; Sat 6 am-12 am.

National (844) 366-8843

Preferred Services: Emerald Aisle and Drop & Go are available.
Return Location: 5489 Josh Birmingham Pkwy., Charlotte. On the airport road, pass “Hourly Deck” sign and watch for Rental Car Returns, then follow signs for National.
Location Hours: Location is open 24/7.

Off-Airport Rental Cars at CLT

Several companies have an off-airport location at CLT reachable by shuttle bus from the airport terminal. If renting from an off-airport location, see the rental car company’s website for instructions for pickup and return.

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