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Difference Between On and Off-Airport Car Rental

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Sometimes finding a great deal on an airport rental car can be difficult. Airport car rental locations charge more per day per vehicle. Top that off with airport concession fees and taxes, and your rental bill can get out of hand. With airport rental rates so high, it's a good idea to hire a car away from the airport in order to save money. When it comes to off-airport parking, ensure that you understand how to get to and from the rental depot. It's also recommended to see if there are courtesy travel options available to make your rental process smooth and simple.

Why Choose On-Airport Car Rental?

  • ​Convenience: If you are in a hurry, collecting your rental car at the airport may be the best option since you won't need to wait for a shuttle bus to arrive to pick you up. Taking a taxi from the airport can be expensive
  • Great options: It's easy to check out a rental supplier's fleet, see what type of cars are available, and get the car you need immediately.

Why Choose Off-Airport Car Rental?

  • ​Cheaper prices: On-airport rates are usually higher compared to off-airport rates. ​Note that most independent car rental providers such as East Coast Rentals offer free courtesy shuttle bus pick up for their major on-site and off-site airport locations. ​Typically, they will pick you up right from the airport terminals, free-of-charge and take you to their nearby airport rental car depot.​

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Things to consider

Avoid airport rentals if you don't want to pay premium locations fees and higher rates. However, if the nearby off-airport rental location comes with a hefty cab fare, then renting from an airport location might be the better option.