Last Updated on June 30, 2021 by Kristin

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Flying into to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)? Located 14 miles south of Seattle and 18 miles north of Tacoma, SeaTac is the largest airport in the Pacific Northwest.

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SeaTac has one main terminal that is split into four concourses, labeled A, B, C and D. There are also two other buildings called the North Satellite and South Satellite, which are connected to the main terminal by train. Rental car companies are located in an off-site facility, accessible by shuttle any time of day.

Rental Cars at SEA Airport

Want to rent a car at SEA? From baggage claim, walk outside to find the rental car shuttle pick-up area. There is one near the northern side of the terminal and another to the southern side. Shuttles operate 24/7, and it takes about five minutes to reach the rental car facility.

There are 12 car rental companies at SEA:

Alamo Rent a Car (833) 329-8466

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: 3150 S. 160th St., Seattle. From I-5, follow signs for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and then watch for the Rental Car Return sign and then the Alamo location.
Location Hours: Location is open 24/7.

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Avis Rent a Car (206) 433-5231

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: 3150 S. 160th St., Seattle. From I-5, follow signs for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and then watch for the Rental Car Return sign and then the Avis location.
Location Hours: Location is open 24/7.

Budget Car Rental (206) 444-7510

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: 3150 S. 160th St., Seattle. From I-5, follow signs for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and then watch for the Rental Car Return sign and then the Budget location. Fastbreak members do not have to go to the counter to return the car.
Location Hours: Location is open 24/7.

Dollar Rent a Car (206) 433-5825

Return Location: 3150 S. 160th St., Seattle. From I-5, follow signs for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and then watch for the Rental Car Return sign and then the Dollar location.
Location Hours: Location is open 24/7.

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Enterprise Rent-a-Car (833) 329-8464

Return Location: 3150 S. 160th St., Seattle. From I-5, follow signs for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and then watch for the Rental Car Return sign and then the Enterprise location.
Location Hours: Location open daily 4 am-1:30 am. For drop-offs outside these hours, leave keys in the dropbox.

Fox Rent a Car (206) 858-9690

Return Location: 3150 S. 160th St., Seattle. From I-5, follow signs for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and then watch for the Rental Car Return sign and then the Fox location.
Location Hours: Location open 24/7.

Hertz (206) 277-2300

Available Services: Self-service kiosks.
Preferred Services: Gold Canopy Service, Gold Choice and Prestige Service are available.
Return Location: 3150 S. 160th St., Seattle. From I-5, follow signs for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and then watch for the Rental Car Return sign and then the Hertz location.
Location Hours: Location is open 24/7.

National (888) 826-6890

Preferred Services: Emerald Aisle and Drop & Go are available.
Return Location: 3150 S. 160th St., Seattle. From I-5, follow signs for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and then watch for the Rental Car Return sign and then the National location.
Location Hours: Location is open 24/7.

Payless Car Rental (206) 496-1174

Return Location: 3150 S. 160th St., Seattle. From I-5, follow signs for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and then watch for the Rental Car Return sign and then the Payless location.
Location Hours: Location is open 24/7.

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Rent-A-Wreck (206) 922-3713

Return Location: 3150 S. 160th St., Seattle. From I-5, follow signs for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and then watch for the Rental Car Return sign and then the Rent-A-Wreck location.
Location Hours: Location open Mon.-Sat. 9 am-6 pm; closed Sun. For drop-offs outside these hours, leave keys in the dropbox.

Sixt (855) 471-2760

Return Location: 3150 S. 160th St., Seattle. From I-5, follow signs for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and then watch for the Rental Car Return sign and then the Sixt location.
Location Hours: Location is open 24/7.

Thrifty Car Rental (877) 283-0898

Return Location: 3150 S. 160th St., Seattle. From I-5, follow signs for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and then watch for the Rental Car Return sign and then the Thrifty location.
Location Hours: Location is open 24/7.

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