Car Rental at Tucson Airport

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

Tucson Airport
Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$79.93 / per day
Tucson Airport
Standard Regular Cab Pickup
Chevrolet Colorado or similar
Chevrolet Colorado
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$95.05 / per day
Tucson Airport
Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$101.91 / per day
Tucson Airport
Premium Regular Cab Pickup
Ford F-150 or similar
Ford F-150
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$106.09 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Tucson Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$166.77 / per day
Tucson Airport
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$80.62 / per day
Tucson Airport
Premium Elite SUV
BMW X3 or similar
BMW X3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$113.69 / per day
Tucson Airport
Standard Elite SUV
Audi Q3 or similar
Audi Q3
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$113.69 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 01:03 on 2024-04-18. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English, Spanish
Currency
USD
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+1
Average car rental price
$107 per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
40 km/h or 25 mph
Speed limit out of town
88 - 120 km/h or 55 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Average gasoline price
$1.02 per liter or $3.86 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$0.84 per liter or $3.18 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.17 per liter or $4.43 / 1 gallon
Tucson Airport

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, and you’ll find many things to do in Tucson. Discover the beauty of the desert at Saguaro National Park, or hike in the wooded peaks at nearby Mt. Lemmon.

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, and Delta Airlines. Of these, Southwest and American 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 Flair, Southwest, Sun Country and United Airlines. Concourse B has Alaska, American, and Delta Airlines.

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

  • Convertibles - from $204 per day
  • Large cars - from $83 per day
  • Medium cars - from $81 per day
  • Vans - from $125 per day
  • Premium cars - from $100 per day
  • Small cars - from $80 per day
  • SUVs - from $85 per day

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. 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. There are restaurants in both concourses.

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 is a military lounge at the airport, but no lounge for other passengers. Wifi is available in the main concourses.

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.
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Airport info

Rating
7.0
  • Getting to the airport 7.6
  • Check-in and departures 8.3
  • Terminal facilities 6.9
  • Wi-Fi 6.9
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.0
  • Lounge 6.0

Tucson Airport (TUS)

  • IATA: TUS
  • ICAO: KTUS
  • Name: Tucson Airport (TUS)
  • Distance from city: 6 miles / 9.7 km

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When are car rental prices the lowest at Tucson Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Tucson Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at Tucson Airport
$45.13
January
$60.94
February
$57.13
March
$34.68
April
$36.26
May
$39.48
June
$38.40
July
$37.62
August
$36.61
September
$51.21
October
$52.43
November
$53.18
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Tucson Airport is April — when rental costs average $34.68 per day. This is 23% cheaper than the yearly average and 43% cheaper than renting a car in February (when prices average $60.94 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Tucson Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in November the average rental period is 11 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average number of rental days at Tucson Airport
8
January
4
February
6
March
10
April
6
May
9
June
7
July
4
August
4
September
6
October
11
November
4
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Tucson Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Tucson Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Tucson Airport in June, while they are least likely to rent in in January.
Monthly searches at Tucson Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
32%
January
47%
February
142%
March
126%
April
63%
May
237%
June
126%
July
47%
August
126%
September
126%
October
79%
November
47%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Dollar
Popular car categories Large cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Small cars
Lowest price $80 per day
Cheapest supplier Dollar

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Dollar Honda Civic 4 2 Large cars
Dollar Honda CR-V 5 3 SUVs
Dollar Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
Dollar Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Dollar Mazda 3 2 2 Large cars
Dollar Chevrolet Malibu 4 2 Large cars
Dollar Nissan Pathfinder 4 2 Large cars
Dollar Mazda CX-5 5 3 SUVs
Dollar Ford Focus 3 2 Medium cars
Dollar Volkswagen Jetta 4 2 Large cars

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Alamo
8.1 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Avis
7.6 / 10
Total rental companies
7
Average daily price
$107.22
Lowest daily price
$79.93
Total cars available
568

Top 7 Suppliers at Tucson Airport in 2024

Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.1 / 3 reviews
8443709822
7275 S Tucson Blvd,
$95 - $238
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.8
+18443709821
7275 S Tucson Blvd, Ste 165
$99 - $250
National
National
Good 7.8
+18443709823
7275 S Tucson Blvd Ste 125, Tucson, AZ 85756
$101 - $247
Budget
Budget
Good 7.7
+15205732025
7275 South Tucson Boulevard
$158 - $238
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
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.7
5204343400
7275 S. Tucson Blvd.
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Dollar
Good 7.6 / 7 reviews
+15204343400
7275 S Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85756
$80 - $129
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Avis
Avis
Good 7.6
+15202943662
7275 South Tucson Blvd Ste 145
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
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