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Flying into Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW))? The fourth-busiest airport in the U.S. is a convenient gateway to the sprawling Dallas-Fort Worth metropolis or a road trip to explore North Texas and beyond.

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The old adage "Everything's bigger in Texas" certainly applies to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which includes five terminals: A, B, C, D and E. Visitors can travel between terminals via the Skylink light rail system, which runs 24/7 and provides trains every two minutes. Rental car companies at DFW are located in a separate facility that never closes.

 

Rental Cars at DFW Airport

 

After landing at DFW and passing through baggage claim, exit the lower level of the airport and look for signs for to the rental car shuttle bus. The buses arrive about every 10-15 minutes and it takes another 10 minutes to reach the facility. The rental car facility is located near the airport's south entrance.

There are 12 rental car companies at DFW:

Advantage Rent a Car (800) 777-5500
Return Location: 2424 E. 38th St., Dallas. The rental car return center is located near DFW's south entrance, on the east side of the International Parkway. Follow the signs for the rental car center, from which you can catch a shuttle back to the airport.
After-Hours Returns: Location open daily 5 am-12 am. For drop-offs outside these hours, leave keys in the black dropbox.

Alamo Rent a Car (833) 635-0437
Available Services: Online check-in and self-service kiosk. Online check-in offers the option to "skip the counter" and go straight to your car.
Return Location: 2424 E. 38th St., Dallas. The rental car return center is located near DFW's south entrance, on the east side of the International Parkway. Follow the signs for the rental car center, from which you can catch a shuttle back to the airport.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open daily 6 am-11 pm.

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Avis Rent a Car (972) 574-4130
Preferred Services: Avis Preferred available. Check your smartphone or the Preferred board inside the rental car facility to find your preassigned vehicle.
Return Location: 2424 E. 38th St., Dallas. The rental car return center is located near DFW's south entrance, on the east side of the International Parkway. Follow the signs for the rental car center, from which you can catch a shuttle back to the airport.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

Budget Car Rental (972) 615-4400
Preferred Services: Look for the Fastbreak line or kiosk. Show your ID, and you will receive the rental agreement, keys and instructions for finding the car.
Return Location: 2424 E. 38th St., Dallas. The rental car return center is located near DFW's south entrance, on the east side of the International Parkway. Follow the signs for the rental car center, from which you can catch a shuttle back to the airport. Fastbreak members do not have to go to the counter to return the car.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

Dollar Rent a Car (866) 434-2226
Return Location: 2424 E. 38th St., Dallas. The rental car return center is located near DFW's south entrance, on the east side of the International Parkway. Follow the signs for the rental car center, from which you can catch a shuttle back to the airport.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

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Enterprise Rent-a-Car (310) 649-5400
Return Location: 2424 E. 38th St., Dallas. The rental car return center is located near DFW's south entrance, on the east side of the International Parkway. Follow the signs for the rental car center, from which you can catch a shuttle back to the airport.
After-Hours Returns: Location open daily 6 am-11 pm. For drop-offs outside these hours, leave keys in the dropbox.

E-Z Rent-a-Car (800) 277-5171
Return Location: 2424 E. 38th St., Dallas. The rental car return center is located near DFW's south entrance, on the east side of the International Parkway. Follow the signs for the rental car center, from which you can catch a shuttle back to the airport.
After-Hours Returns: Location open daily 5 am-12 am.

Hertz (972) 453-4600
Preferred Services: Gold Choice and Prestige Service are available.
Return Location: 2424 E. 38th St., Dallas. The rental car return center is located near DFW's south entrance, on the east side of the International Parkway. Follow the signs for the rental car center, from which you can catch a shuttle back to the airport.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

National (833) 635-0438
Preferred Services: Emerald Aisle and Drop & Go are available.
Return Location: 2424 E. 38th St., Dallas. The rental car return center is located near DFW's south entrance, on the east side of the International Parkway. Follow the signs for the rental car center, from which you can catch a shuttle back to the airport.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

Payless Car Rental (972) 456-7939
Return Location: 2424 E. 38th St., Dallas. The rental car return center is located near DFW's south entrance, on the east side of the International Parkway. Follow the signs for the rental car center, from which you can catch a shuttle back to the airport.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open daily 7 am-11 pm.

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Sixt Rent a Car (469) 518-5970
Return Location: 2424 E. 38th St., Dallas. The rental car return center is located near DFW's south entrance, on the east side of the International Parkway. Follow the signs for the rental car center, from which you can catch a shuttle back to the airport.
After-Hours Returns:Location open daily 5 am-1 am. Outside of business hours, lock the vehicle and deposit the key in the dropbox.

Thrifty Car Rental (877) 283-0898
Return Location: 2424 E. 38th St., Dallas. The rental car return center is located near DFW's south entrance, on the east side of the International Parkway. Follow the signs for the rental car center, from which you can catch a shuttle back to the airport.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

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