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The car rental options at the sprawling Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)) are numerous. The giant airport consists of eight terminals, all connected by a constant movement of shuttle buses. All of the rental car options are located off-site, but they offer shuttles to locations close to the airport. LAX authorizes 12 companies to pick up passengers with courtesy shuttles.

 

Rental Cars at LAX Airport

 

Travelers can find rental car shuttles at LAX on the lower arrivals level, located just outside the baggage claim area. Authorized rental car companies pick up passengers under the purple "Rental Car Shuttles" signs.

There are 12 authorized companies providing shuttle service from the airport:

Advantage Rent a Car (800) 777-5500
Return Location: 1030 W Manchester Blvd., Inglewood. Several highways, including 1-110, I-405 and I-105, can be used to access the location. Be sure to leave plenty of time for traffic and to refuel. Shuttles arrive every 12-15 minutes.
After-Hours Returns: Location open 24/7.

Alamo Rent a Car (888) 826-6893
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: 9020 Aviation Blvd., Inglewood. Several highways, including I-405 and I-105, can be used to access the location. Be sure to leave plenty of time for traffic and to refuel.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

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Avis Rent a Car (310) 342-9200
Preferred Services: Change your pre-selected vehicle in the Select & Go Exchange Area or pick a nicer car in the Select & Go Upgrade Area. Prices are on the cars' hangtags.
Return Location: 9217 Airport Boulevard, Los Angeles. Several highways, including I-10 and I-105, can be used to access the location. Be sure to leave plenty of time for traffic and to refuel.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7. In a hurry? Place the completed contract and keys in the drop box located in the returns area.

Budget Car Rental (310) 642-4500
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: 9775 Airport Blvd, Los Angeles. If coming to this location from the I-405 freeway, use the Century Blvd. exit. The office is to the west of the freeway. Leave plenty of time for traffic, and to refuel. 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: 9150 Aviation Blvd., Inglewood. Several highways, including I-405 and I-105, can be used to access the location. Be sure to leave plenty of time for traffic and to refuel.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

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Enterprise Rent-a-Car (310) 649-5400
Available Services: Self-service kiosks
Return Location: 8734 Bellanca Ave, Los Angeles. Several highways, including I-405 and I-105, can be used to access the location. Be sure to leave plenty of time for traffic and to refuel.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

Fox Rent a Car (813) 337-0950
Available Services: Self-service kiosks. Skip the line with the FOXpress app, which allows travelers to change, manage and cancel reservations from a smartphone.
Return Location: 5500 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles. Several highways, including I-405 and I-105, can be used to access the location. Be sure to leave plenty of time for traffic and to refuel.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

Hertz (310) 568-5100
Available Services: Self-service kiosks
Preferred Services: Gold Canopy Service, Gold Choice, and Prestige Service are available.
Return Location: 9000 Airport Boulevard, Los Angeles. Several highways, including I-405 and I-105, can be used to access the location. Be sure to leave plenty of time for traffic and to refuel.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

National (888) 826-6890
Preferred Services: Emerald Aisle and Drop & Go are available.
Return Location: 9020 Aviation Blvd, Inglewood. Several highways, including I-405 and I-105, can be used to access the location. Be sure to leave plenty of time for traffic and to refuel.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

Payless Car Rental (310) 645-2100
Return Location: 5500 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles. Several highways, including I-405 and I-105, can be used to access the location. Be sure to leave plenty of time for traffic and to refuel.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

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Sixt Rent a Car (855) 471-2760
Return Location: 9000 Bellanca Ave., Los Angeles. Several highways, including I-405 and I-105, can be used to access the location. Be sure to leave plenty of time for traffic and to refuel.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

Thrifty Car Rental (877) 283-0898
Return Location: 5440 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles. Several highways, including I-405 and I-105, can be used to access the location. Be sure to leave plenty of time for traffic and to refuel.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

 

Remote Location Rental Cars at LAX Airport

 

There are also six other companies that meet customers at the Remote Rental Car Depot at Century and Airport Boulevards. These include Ace Rent a Car, Airport Van Rentals, Allied, Midway, Priceless of Los Angeles and Silvercar.

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