Last Updated on January 31, 2021 by Kristin

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Looking for a Philadelphia airport car rental? Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is the largest airport serving the Philadelphia area and among the top 20 busiest airports in the country. It is located seven miles south of downtown Philadelphia.

The airport has seven terminals: A-West, A-East, B, C, D, E and F. Passengers can walk between the terminals or take free shuttle buses. Shuttles are also provided to get from terminals to the rental car pickup and drop-off locations.

Rental Cars at PHL Airport

On-site rental cars at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) are located in a designated area on the airport grounds. Each company provides a free shuttle from the Zone 9 pickup area. From baggage claim, exit the terminal and follow signs to Zone 9. Shuttles typically come in just a few minutes, but may be less frequent during off-peak hours.

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There are eight on-site rental car facilities at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL):

Alamo (833) 338-3323

Available Services: Online check-in and self-service kiosk. Online check-in offers option to “skip the counter” and go straight to your car.
Return Location: 1 Arrivals Rd., Philadelphia. Put the address in your car’s GPS or a mapping application. When you reach the airport grounds, look for signs that say “Rental Car Center” that will take you to the Alamo drop-off point.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

Avis (215) 492-0900

Preferred Services: You have the option to accept the preassigned car or exchange it for a similar car from the Select & Go Exchange Area or upgrade the car to a specialty vehicle from the Select & Go Upgrade Area. Cars in the Select & Go Upgrade Area have the additional daily cost posted on the hangtag.
Return Location: 1 Arrivals Rd., Philadelphia. Put the address in your car’s GPS or a mapping application. When you reach the airport grounds, look for signs that say “Rental Car Center” that will take you to the Avis drop-off point.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7. In a hurry? Place the completed contract and keys in the drop box located in the returns area.

Budget (215) 492-9043

Preferred Services: Proceed to the Fastbreak booth in the Budget parking deck. Locate your name on the display and proceed to the area listed, from which any car may be chosen. Choose your vehicle, proceed to the exit booth, present your driver’s license to Budget agent.
Return Location: 1 Arrivals Rd., Philadelphia. Put the address in your car’s GPS or a mapping application. When you reach the airport grounds, look for signs that say “Rental Car Center” that will take you to the Budget drop-off point. Fastbreak members do not have to go to the counter to return the car.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

Dollar (866) 434-2226

Return Location: 1 Arrivals Rd., Philadelphia. Put the address in your car’s GPS or a mapping application. When you reach the airport grounds, look for signs that say “Rental Car Center” that will take you to the Dollar drop-off point.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open daily 6 am-12 am.. After hours, place the completed contract and keys in the drop box.

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Enterprise (833) 338-3321

Available Services: Self-service kiosks
Return Location: 1 Arrivals Rd., Philadelphia. Put the address in your car’s GPS or a mapping application. When you reach the airport grounds, look for signs that say “Rental Car Center” that will take you to the Enterprise drop-off point.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

Hertz (215) 492-7205

Return Location: 1 Arrivals Rd., Philadelphia. Put the address in your car’s GPS or a mapping application. When you reach the airport grounds, look for signs that say “Rental Car Center” that will take you to the Hertz drop-off point.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

National (833) 338-3322

Preferred Services: Emerald Aisle and Drop & Go are available.
Return Location: 1 Arrivals Rd., Philadelphia. Put the address in your car’s GPS or a mapping application. When you reach the airport grounds, look for signs that say “Rental Car Center” that will take you to the National drop-off point.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

Thrifty (877) 283-0898

Return Location: 1 Arrivals Rd., Philadelphia. Put the address in your car’s GPS or a mapping application. When you reach the airport grounds, look for signs that say “Rental Car Center” that will take you to the Thrifty drop-off point.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open daily 6 am-12 am.. After hours, place the completed contract and keys in the drop box.

Off-Airport Rental Cars at PHL

There are many car rental companies in downtown Philadelphia, and nearby off-airport locations include Sixt at 3601 Island Ave., 2.8 miles from the airport, and Payless at 6975 Norwitch Dr., 4 miles from the airport.

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