Car Rental at Tucson Airport

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

Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$92.81 per day
Economy
Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$104.72 per day
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$119.61 per day
Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$174.73 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$98.55 / per day
Premium
Buick Regal or similar
Buick Regal
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$136.92 / per day
Minivan
Chrysler Pacifica or similar
Chrysler Pacifica
  • 7
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$206.65 / per day
Premium Elite
BMW X3 or similar
BMW X3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$230.67 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:01 on 2022-12-05. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Country code
1
Economy car rental price
$145.58 / per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Tucson Airport Car Rental

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 $132 per day
  • Medium cars - from $107 per day
  • Vans - from $210 per day
  • Premium cars - from $144 per day
  • Small cars - from $113 per day
  • SUVs - from $178 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 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)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • 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

Map of Car Rental Locations

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
$36.62
January
$34.00
February
March
$69.05
April
May
June
July
August
$43.94
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 $34.00. 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 $69.05 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 Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Dollar Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Dollar Ford Focus 3 2 Medium cars
Dollar Chevrolet Equinox 4 3 SUVs
Budget Toyota Corolla 4 1 Large cars
Alamo Nissan Kicks 5 2 SUVs
Dollar Chevrolet Spark 4 2 Small cars

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Alamo
8.73 / 10
Lowest rated company
Avis
8.34 / 10
Total rental companies
7
Average daily price
$145.58
Lowest daily price
$25.22
Total cars available
58

Top 7 Suppliers at Tucson Airport in 2022

Alamo
Excellent 8.7 / 3 reviews
8443709822
7275 S TUCSON BLVD STE 115,
$95 - $231
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
8443709821
7275 S TUCSON BLVD STE 165
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
National
Excellent 8.5
+18443709823
7275 S Tucson Blvd Ste 125, Tucson, AZ 85756
$106 - $324
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.5
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
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+15205732025
7275 South Tucson Boulevard
$134 - $179
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
Dollar
Excellent 8.4 / 2 reviews
5204343400
7275 S Tucson Blvd
$93 - $99
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
Excellent 8.3
+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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