Last Updated on June 30, 2021 by Kristin

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Need a car rental at Dulles airport? Located in Virginia 26 miles from the nation’s capital, Dulles is the largest airport in the Washington DC area.

Washington Dulles International Airport consists of a central terminal connected to five main gate areas: A, B, C, D and Z. Passengers can move between the terminal and gates via underground AeroTrain.

Rental Cars at Dulles Airport (IAD)

Several rental car companies have offices on airport grounds, with shuttles that run between the terminal and the rental locations. To pick up a rental car, take the ramp down from the baggage claim area to doors 2 and 4. Then look for the logo of your rental car company on the shuttles, which stop at Curb 2C and 2D.

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There are nine rental car providers providing shuttles directly from the airport:

Alamo Rent a Car (844) 648-1605

Return Location: 23430 Autopilot Drive, Dulles. Put the address into your GPS or a mapping application. As you approach Dulles International Airport, follow the “Rental Car Return” signs then look for Autopilot Drive.
Available Services: Self-service kiosk. “Skip the Counter” service available with prior online check-in.
Location Hours: Location is open 24/7.

Avis Rent a Car (703) 260-5631

Preferred Services: You can 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: 23330 Autopilot Drive, Dulles. Put the address into your GPS or a mapping application. As you approach Dulles International Airport, follow the “Rental Car Return” signs then look for Autopilot Drive.
Location Hours: Location is open 24/7.

Budget Car Rental (703) 437-9559

Preferred Services: Follow signs for the Fastbreak line or kiosk, and then present your identification to receive the rental agreement.
Return Location: 23360 Autopilot Drive, Sterling. Put the address into your GPS or a mapping application. As you approach Dulles International Airport, follow the “Rental Car Return” signs then look for Autopilot Drive. When dropping off the car, drop your keys in the Fastbreak box after writing down your final mileage and fuel details.
Location Hours: Location is open 24/7.

Dollar Car Rental (866) 434-2226

Return Location: 23540 Autopilot Drive, Sterling. Put the address into your GPS or a mapping application. As you approach Dulles International Airport, follow the “Rental Car Return” signs then look for Autopilot Drive.
Location Hours: Location open 24/7.

Enterprise (844) 648-1602

Return Location: 23430 Autopilot Drive, Dulles. Put the address into your GPS or a mapping application. As you approach Dulles International Airport, follow the “Rental Car Return” signs then look for Autopilot Drive.
Location Hours: Location is open daily 5:30 am-12 am. After-hours returns available.

Hertz (703) 471-6020

Available Services: Self-service kiosks
Preferred Services: Gold Canopy and Gold Choice services available.
Return Location: 23540 Autopilot Drive, Dulles. Put the address into your GPS or a mapping application. As you approach Dulles International Airport, follow the “Rental Car Return” signs then look for Autopilot Drive.
Location Hours: Location is open 24/7.

National (844) 648-1604

Preferred Services: Emerald Aisle and Drop & Go are available.
Return Location: 23430 Autopilot Dr, Dulles. Put the address into your GPS or a mapping application. As you approach Dulles International Airport, follow the “Rental Car Return” signs then look for Autopilot Drive.
Location Hours: Location is open 24/7.

Sixt (703) 574-1980

Return Location: 23320 Autopilot Dr., Dulles. Put the address into the car’s GPS or a mapping application. As you approach Dulles airport, follow the “Rental Car Return” signs then look for Autopilot Drive.
Location Hours: Location is open 24/7.

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Thrifty Car Rental (866) 434-2226

Return Location: 23540 Autopilot Drive, Sterling. Put the address into the car’s GPS or a mapping application. As you approach Dulles International Airport, follow the “Rental Car Return” signs then look for Autopilot Drive.
Location Hours: Location is open 24/7.

Off-Site Rental Cars at IAD Airport

There are also rental car options off of airport grounds. If renting from an off-site rental car company, be sure to ask if the company offers a shuttle. Also ask how often they pick up passengers from the airport.

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