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Renting a Car at the Airport

If you are traveling by air, renting a car from the airport car rental branch is undoubtedly very convenient. However, it can be significantly more expensive than renting from a regular branch. In our article, we will tell you why it is like that and share some tips on how to avoid overpriced rentals.

Why is renting a car from an airport branch more expensive?

Rentals from airport branches are generally more expensive than regular ones. Their price increases due to taxes and various fees. One of these fees is the so-called airport fee. Every car rental company based at the airport must pay a fee to the airport for renting you a car. Another fee is, for example, a parking fee, because car rental vehicles have to pay parking fees at the airport even when cars are not being used. All these costs are reflected in the final rental prices.

How can you avoid paying airport fees?

Of course, the best way to avoid airport charges is not to rent a car from an airport branch. Therefore, if you have the opportunity, use the airport transfer, taxi or UBER, and transport yourself to the nearest car rental branch situated downtown.
Another option is to use the Meet & Greet Service, which is provided by many car rental companies. In this case, the car rental company is not based directly at the airport and the car will be brought to you there at the agreed time. Similarly, the vehicle can be brought to another pre-arranged location.

Can I rent a car from the airport when not arriving by plane?

The answer is very simple - yes. Car rentals from the airport branch are not tied to the air transport. However, it is true that these rentals are significantly more expensive compared to regular ones.

Do rentals booked via RentalPort include airport fees?

Yes. Prices on our website are displayed without hidden fees and the prices are always final. If the car rental company charges an airport fee, it is automatically included in the price and you do not have to worry about unpleasant surprises when picking up / dropping off the car. RentalPort also guarantees quality customer service and, in case of your dissatisfaction, it takes over the communication with the car rental company.