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Car Rental at Tucson Airport

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Tucson Airport, Tucson, USA - Arizona
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Standard
VW Jetta or similar
VW Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$35.09 / per day
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Economy
Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$65.89 / per day
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Compact
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$69.29 / per day
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Intermediate
Mazda 3 or similar
Mazda 3
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$56.28 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$56.75 / per day
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Premium
Nissan Maxima or similar
Nissan Maxima
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$78.42 / per day
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Luxury
Cadillac XTS V6 Platinum or similar
Cadillac XTS V6 Platinum
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$87.19 / per day
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Minivan
Dodge Grand Caravan or similar
Dodge Grand Caravan
  • 7x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$108.14 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:05 on 2020-06-29. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Country code
1
Average car rental length
6 days
Economy car rental price
$48.49 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Airport Car Rental

Tucson is the second-largest city in the state of Arizona. It is situated in the Sonoran Desert and at a higher elevation than the state’s capital is slightly cooler. The city is a popular destination for those from northern climates wishing to escape harsh winters. 

Tucson International Airport (which doesn’t currently have any international flights) connects the city with many large American cities, including Dallas, Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, and Atlanta. 

The airport is much smaller than Phoenix’s Sky Harbor and serves as a better entry point to the state for many wishing to begin a road trip through it and the surrounding states. Rental cars are readily available at the airport, which is of great use to travelers as the state is difficult to get around without a vehicle. 

Main airlines

The main airlines serving Tucson International Airport are Southwest, American, SkyWest, Mesa and Delta Airlines. Of these, Southwest, American and Skywest serve the majority of passengers.

Terminals

TUS has one terminal with three concourses. Concourse A and B share their landside building where travelers can check in. Concourse A is served by Frontier, Southwest, Sun Country and United Airlines. Concourse B has Alaska, American, and Delta Airlines. Finally, Concourse C is exclusively used by Allegiant.

Location

TUS is located approximately 8 miles (13km) south of Downtown Tucson with the drive between the two taking roughly 15 minutes. Phoenix is less than a two-hour drive away along I-10, making the airport a viable alternative for reaching the capital city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $55 per day
  • Medium cars - from $34 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $82 per day
  • Premium cars - from $90 per day
  • Small cars - from $32 per day
  • SUVs - from $102 per day

Top car rental companies

  • Alamo (Tel: 8443709822)
  • National (Tel: +18443709823)
  • Dollar (Tel: +18664342226)
  • Alamo (Tel: +18443709822)
  • Dollar (Tel: +18664342226)
  • Thrifty (Tel: +18772830898)
  • Avis (Tel: +15202943662)
  • Budget (Tel: +15205732025)

Car rental desks

There is a Rental Car Center at the airport that is located just past the east part of the terminal. Renters should walk to the end of the baggage claim area past carousel 7 to reach the moving walkway to the rental center. All of the rental companies that serve the airport have a desk in the rental center with the exception of Thrifty. If renting a car from Thrifty, you must take a shuttle from outside the Rental Car Center near which is a phone with which you can call them.

Services and facilities

The airport has all of the amenities one would expect of an airport of its size. However, the selection amongst some of those amenities, for example, restaurants, is limited. There is one restaurant in the check-in area of the main concourses, in addition to one each in the gate areas of Concourses A and B. If flying on Allegiant Airlines, expect very little in the way of services in its concourse. Multiple hotels are located just outside the airport, all of which provide a free shuttle to and from the airport. There are no lounges at the airport. Wifi is reportedly available in the main concourses but not in Concourse C.

Nearest gas station

The nearest gas stations to the airport are located along E Valencia Road. There are Valero, Arco, and Circle K stations all located within two blocks of each other. Given the competition, none are overpriced as is often the case with stations located next to airports.

Airport info

Rating
7.8
  • Getting to the airport 4.9
  • Departure and check-in 6.0
  • Terminal facilities 4.9
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 3.8
  • Restaurants and car rental services 0.2
  • Lounge 1.4

Tucson Airport (TUS)

  • IATA: TUS
  • ICAO: KTUS
  • Name: Tucson Airport (TUS)
  • Type: Public / Civil
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 806 m / 2643 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt / Grooved
  • Passengers (per year): 3,285,654
  • Distance from City: 6 miles / 9.7 km S of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day

Top 3 Locations near Tucson Airport

  1. 148.6 km / 92.3 miles away
  2. 177.5 km / 110.3 miles away
  3. 343.0 km / 213.1 miles away

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When are car rental prices cheapest at Tucson Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Tucson Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Tucson Airport
$39.38
January
$36.57
February
March
$74.26
April
May
June
July
August
$47.26
September
October
November
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Tucson Airport is February when prices for an Economy class start from $36.57. You can see that this is 26% cheaper than the yearly average and 51% cheaper than renting a car in April (when rental prices start at $74.26 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Tucson Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in September the average rental period is 17 days, while in December, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average Rental Length
7
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
8
May
7
June
6
July
6
August
17
September
14
October
6
November
4
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Tucson Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Tucson Airport in January, while the fewest number of travelers rent in September.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
131%
January
104%
February
106%
March
88%
April
96%
May
97%
June
101%
July
87%
August
78%
September
105%
October
104%
November
103%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Alamo Hyundai Elantra 4 2 Large cars
Alamo Hyundai Elantra 4 2 Large cars
Thrifty Chevrolet Spark 2 1 Small cars
Thrifty Nissan Frontier 4 5 Large cars
Alamo Toyota Rav4 5 2 SUVs
Alamo Ford Mustang Convertible 3 2 Convertibles
Dollar Ford Focus 3 2 Medium cars

Top 8 Suppliers at Tucson Airport in 2020

Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.3
8443709822
7275 S TUCSON BLVD STE 115,
$54 - $373
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+18443709823
7275 S Tucson Blvd Ste 125, Tucson, AZ 85756
$57 - $154
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
+18664342226
7275 S Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85756
$35 - $57
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
+18443709822
7275 S Tucson Blvd Ste 115, Tucson, AZ 85756
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:59
Tue:05:00-23:59
Wed:05:00-23:59
Thu:05:00-23:59
Fri:05:00-23:59
Sat:05:00-23:59
Sun:05:00-23:59
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
+18664342226
7275 S Tucson Blvd
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5
+18772830898
2340 E Elvira Rd
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+15202943662
7275 South Tucson Blvd Ste 145 Tucson International Airport
Working hours
Mon:00:00-00:30; 06:30-23:59
Tue:00:00-00:30; 06:30-23:59
Wed:00:00-00:30; 06:30-23:59
Thu:00:00-00:30; 06:30-23:59
Fri:00:00-00:30; 06:30-23:59
Sat:00:00-00:30; 06:30-23:59
Sun:00:00-00:30; 06:30-23:59
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+15205732025
7275 South Tucson Boulevard Tucson International Airport
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:59
Tue:06:30-23:59
Wed:06:30-23:59
Thu:06:30-23:59
Fri:06:30-23:59
Sat:06:30-23:59
Sun:06:30-23:59

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