Car Rental at Albuquerque Airport

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Albuquerque International Airport, Albuquerque, USA - New Mexico
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Albuquerque Airport
Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$44.55 / per day
Albuquerque Airport
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$45.93 / per day
Albuquerque Airport
Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$60.24 / per day
Albuquerque Airport
Intermediate
Midsize (Nissan Sentra) or similar
Midsize (Nissan Sentra)
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$87.48 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Albuquerque Airport
Full-size
Toyota Camry or similar
Toyota Camry
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$113.62 / per day
Albuquerque Airport
Premium Regular Cab Pickup
Ford F-150 or similar
Ford F-150
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$129.43 / per day
Albuquerque Airport
Luxury
Lincoln Continental or similar
Lincoln Continental
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$64.22 / per day
Albuquerque Airport
Standard Elite SUV
Chevrolet Traverse or similar
Chevrolet Traverse
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$94.19 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 09:05 on 2024-06-12. 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
$80 per day
Average car rental length
5 days
Speed limit within town
48 km/h or 30 mph
Speed limit out of town
88 - 120 km/h or 55 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
9.5 / 10
Average gasoline price
$0.98 per liter or $3.71 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$0.76 per liter or $2.88 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.19 per liter or $4.50 / 1 gallon
Albuquerque International Airport

Airport Car Rental

The largest city in New Mexico, Albuquerque is an increasingly popular travel destination. These are three of the Duke City’s most notable attractions:

  • Albuquerque Biological Park. Made up of a botanical garden, an aquarium, a zoo, and even a beach on the banks of the Rio Grande, the Albuquerque Biological Park is one of the most interesting places to visit in this part of the country. The different attractions of the park are connected by a narrow-gauge train. The park is located just a short drive southwest of downtown.
  • National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. New Mexico is where the Trinity test, the first-ever detonation of a nuclear weapon, ever took place in 1945, so it is only fitting that Albuquerque is home to this museum. With a vast collection on the development of nuclear weapons, as well as the use of atomic energy, the museum provides a fascinating insight into the most powerful arms ever created by mankind.
  • Old Town. Dating back to 1706 when the city was founded, Albuquerque’s Old Town is one of the best-preserved of its kind in this part of the country. As could be expected, the historical neighborhood has some of the city’s most notable heritage architecture, as well as landmarks such as the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

If you're planning a road trip through the state, don't miss this New Mexico guide.

Top international routes

  • Dallas
  • Phoenix
  • Denver
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Houston
  • Austin
  • Atlanta

Main airlines

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Alaska Airlines

Terminals

The single airport terminal has three active concourses: A, B, and C.

Location

Albuquerque Airport is 3 mi (5 km) southeast of central Albuquerque. Sunport Boulevard, I-25, and Central Avenue are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Convertibles - from $104 per day
  • Large cars - from $46 per day
  • Medium cars - from $45 per day
  • Vans - from $135 per day
  • Premium cars - from $51 per day
  • Small cars - from $45 per day
  • SUVs - from $52 per day

Car rental desks

Car rental offices are in the separate Rental Car Center. Free shuttle buses run every five minutes from the first floor of the airport terminal building. The shuttle buses are accessible to travelers with reduced mobility.

Services and facilities

You’ll find many bars, cafeterias, fast food outlets, and even full-service restaurants, as well as convenience stores, gift shops, and newsstands. There are also ATMs, a lost and found office, more than 10 nearby hotels, mobile device charging stations, and a meditation room. Albuquerque Airport is equipped for travelers with reduced mobility; special assistance is also available, but make sure to contact your airline in advance if you’d like this service.

Nearest gas station

Valero gas station at 1620 Carlisle Boulevard can be reached in about four minutes and is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. There are many other gas stations near Albuquerque Airport and in the city.

Popular one-way rentals

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  • Tucson (450 miles / 724 km)
  • Denver (451 miles / 725 km)
  • Lubbock (324 miles / 521 km)
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Airport info

Rating
7.6
  • Getting to the airport 8.4
  • Check-in and departures 9.3
  • Terminal facilities 7.2
  • Wi-Fi 7.6
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.6
  • Lounge 6.6

Albuquerque Airport

  • IATA: ABQ
  • ICAO: KABQ
  • Name: Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ)
  • Distance from city: 3 miles / 4.8 km

Top Locations near Albuquerque Airport

  1. 98.1 km / 61 miles

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Albuquerque Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Albuquerque 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 Albuquerque Airport
$32.46
January
$37.73
February
$47.22
March
$41.16
April
$46.06
May
$36.98
June
$46.16
July
$56.72
August
$44.50
September
$95.29
October
$39.54
November
$37.52
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Albuquerque Airport is January — when rental costs average $32.46 per day. This is 31% cheaper than the yearly average and 66% cheaper than renting a car in October (when prices average $95.29 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 Albuquerque Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in March the average rental period is 7 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average number of rental days at Albuquerque Airport
5
January
6
February
7
March
5
April
5
May
6
June
7
July
5
August
6
September
5
October
5
November
5
December

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

Based on how many users search for a car in at Albuquerque Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Albuquerque Airport in December, while they are least likely to rent in in March.
Monthly searches at Albuquerque Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
136%
January
128%
February
32%
March
74%
April
90%
May
114%
June
120%
July
130%
August
74%
September
104%
October
58%
November
138%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Ace Rent a car, Thrifty, Dollar, SIXT, Payless
Popular car categories SUVs, Large cars, Medium cars, Small cars
Lowest price $45 per day
Cheapest supplier Thrifty

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Ace Rent a car Hyundai Kona 4 3 SUVs
Ace Rent a car Toyota Rav4 4 2 SUVs
Ace Rent a car Hyundai Accent 4 1 Medium cars
Ace Rent a car Toyota Corolla 4 3 Large cars
Ace Rent a car Toyota Camry 4 2 Large cars
Ace Rent a car Volkswagen Jetta 4 2 Large cars
Ace Rent a car Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
Thrifty Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Dollar Honda Civic 4 2 Large cars
Ace Rent a car Nissan Kicks 5 2 SUVs

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
January 17, 2024
Drove to Santa Fe and saw the sights in Albuquerque.
United States of America (USA)
Kia Rio
November 25, 2023
ABQ zoo was great value and fun outing. Santa Fe is sweet but expensive. Hiking is great everywhere.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Rav4
September 7, 2023
We attended Zozobra in Santa Fe.....alot of fun.
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Jetta
April 28, 2023
We drove to Santa Fe from Albuquerque to visit dear friends, hike botanical gardens, romp at Meow Wolf, eat amazing NM food everywhere we went and stay at our favorite authentic hotel. This is our once-a-year journey.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Rav4
February 11, 2023
Went skiing and vehicle performance was flawless
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Jetta
January 17, 2023
Just seeing my boys who live in ABQ
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Rav4
October 23, 2022
Lightning Field, VLA, Toas Pueblo, Millicent Rogers Museum & O'Keefe home & studio were all magnificent. (The Pie-o-neer restaurant in Pie Town was though the worst eating experince I or any of my friends have ever had!?!)
United States of America (USA)
Kia Optima
July 22, 2022
Drove to many places in New Mexico and visited friends.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Ace Rent a car
8.1 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Advantage
7.5 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
8
Total rental companies
12
Average daily price
$79.96
Lowest daily price
$44.55
Total cars available
470

Top 12 Suppliers at Albuquerque Airport in 2024

Ace Rent a car
Very good 8.1 / 75 reviews
+15053731050 / +15054375809 / +18882233952
Alburquerque International Sunport , 3400 University Blvd Se, Albuquerque
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:30
Tue:07:00-23:30
Wed:07:00-23:30
Thu:07:00-23:30
Fri:07:00-23:30
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.8 / 6 reviews
8664342226
3400 University Blvd Se
$46 - $95
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
SIXT
Good 7.8
+18887498227
3400 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
$84 - $182
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
Thrifty
Good 7.7 / 8 reviews
+18772830898
3400 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA
$45 - $95
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Alamo
Alamo
Good 7.7 / 1 review
8443660504
3400 UNIVERSITY BLVD SE, BLDG K
$93 - $185
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Good 7.7
+15057643560
3400 University Boulevard Se
$59 - $137
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
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.7
+18443660505
3400 University Blvd SE Bldg K, Albuquerque, NM 87106
$97 - $212
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.7
5058424235
3400 University Se
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
National
National
Good 7.7
+18443660506
3400 University Blvd SE Bldg K, Albuquerque, NM 87106
$99 - $214
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Avis
Avis
Good 7.6 / 2 reviews
5058424080
3400 University Boulevard Se
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
Advantage
Advantage
Good 7.5
8007775500
3400 University Blvd. SE, Suite N
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Payless
Payless
Good 7.5
5052476705
3400 University Boulevard Se
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
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