15 Rental Car Companies That Pick You Up, Drop You Off, & Deliver Cars

Most of the major car rental companies in the U.S. offer some sort of pickup and drop-off services. Some also offer free airport shuttles or will deliver your rental car to you.

Each rental company with a pickup or shuttle service will list its own rules for using the service, but here are a few common parameters you’ll have to follow with most companies:

  • Your pickup and drop-off locations must be within the range the company is willing to drive. For example, you can likely get dropped off at your job that is a few miles away, but it is less probable that a company will drive you to a location that is 30 miles away.
  • Most companies require you to notify them at least a day in advance that you want to be picked up and/or dropped off, especially at smaller rental locations with limited staff.
  • Airport rental locations rarely offer pickup and drop-off services, since most of their customers will be flying in or out. However, they usually offer free shuttle services to and from your terminal.

Instead of or in addition to offering pickup and drop-off services, some rental car companies will deliver rental cars to you. However, delivery is not a common rental car practice, and it is more likely to be included as a perk of membership in a company’s loyalty program. We provide more information about which companies offer this service below.

What We Recommend

If you’re looking for the most flexibility with pickup, drop-off, and delivery services for your rental car, you will likely want to go with the peer-to-peer rental company Turo. While Turo does not require car owners to offer these services, it connects you directly with the owner, so you can find an owner who is willing to work with you to make the arrangements you need. Additionally, Turo’s prices are generally cheaper than most other rental car companies.

For a traditional rental car company that also offers a wide range of pickup and drop-off services, consider SIXT Rent a Car. Many of its locations will pick you up or drop you off, and it will typically deliver rental cars to hotels. Budget Rent a Car — known for its low rental prices — also offers free pickup and drop-off services at all of its rental locations, but it will not deliver cars.

The List

Below, we provide the list of rental car companies in the U.S. that offer pickup, drop-off, delivery, and/or airport shuttle services, ordered starting with the companies with the best overall service offerings and value. We also make note of any restrictions, such as if you need to call ahead to use a company’s pickup and drop-off services.

Turo

  • Services offered: Many people who post their vehicle to Turo offer free pickup and drop-off services, including at airport locations. This is done either curbside or in a designated parking area.
  • Delivery available? Varies based on the car owner — many owners will offer to deliver the car to you, but Turo does not require owners to provide this service.
  • Restrictions: None
  • Rent a car with Turo

Note: Turo operates like Airbnb, but for rental cars. You can arrange pickup and drop-off arrangements (even curbside delivery) with the vehicle’s owner. Turo is generally 35% cheaper than renting a car via the traditional route.

SIXT Rent a Car

  • Services offered: Some locations offer free pickup and drop-off services. SIXT also offers delivery to hotels from select branches.
  • Delivery available? Yes, to hotels
  • Restrictions: To find out if the branch where you’ve made your reservation offers pickup and drop-off services, call the reservation department at (888) 749-8227 or connect with SIXT via email at reservations-usa@sixt.com. For its delivery service, SIXT will not deliver to businesses or private residences.
  • Rent a car with Sixt

Budget Rent a Car

  • Services offered: Free pickup and drop-off at all rental locations
  • Delivery available? No
  • Restrictions: Policies on hours of operation and distance limits vary by location. Call at least 24 hours in advance to confirm your options. Note that the one place Budget won’t pick you up is at an airport that already has a Budget location.
  • Rent a car with Budget

Avis Car Rental

  • Services offered: Free local pickup and drop-off service, as well as curbside delivery
  • Delivery available? No
  • Restrictions: Call your rental location at least 24 hours in advance to book and confirm this service.
  • Rent a car with Avis

ACE Rent a Car

  • Services offered: Free pickup and drop off at select rental locations
  • Delivery available? No
  • Restrictions: Call ahead of time to see if your location offers pickup and drop-off. You can also check the individual location’s policies while you are reserving your car online. It’s on the right-hand side, under “Policies.” You will need to go through the reservation process yourself to see if the location you want offers a shuttle.
  • Rent a car with ACE

Enterprise

  • Services offered: Free pickup and drop-off at many non-airport rental locations
  • Delivery available? No
  • Restrictions: You must be located within 10 miles of the rental office. Non-airport rental locations will not drop you off at an airport. You must call in advance to schedule and confirm your pickup/drop-off.
  • Rent a car with Enterprise

Hertz

  • Services offered: Free pickup and drop-off at Hertz Local Edition locations
  • Delivery available? No
  • Restrictions: You must be located within a 15-minute drive. You can’t choose to be picked up or dropped off at an airport, and you must choose the pickup/drop-off locations while you’re making your online reservation (at least 24 hours in advance). Remember, you can only book pickup service at Hertz Local Edition locations.
  • Rent a car with Hertz

Thrifty Car Rental

  • Services offered: Some locations offer free pickup and drop-off services.
  • Delivery available? No
  • Restrictions: Only certain locations will pick up and drop off, and you have to call ahead to schedule. Distance limits vary by Thrifty location.
  • Rent a car with Thrifty

Rent-a-Wreck

  • Services offered: Some locations offer free pickup and drop-off services.
  • Delivery available? No
  • Restrictions: Rent-a-Wreck is operated as individual franchises, so it’s up to each location whether they offer a shuttle service for pickups and drop-offs. You can call the corporate number at (877) 877-0700 and ask to be connected to your local branch.
  • Rent a car with Rent-a-Wreck

U-Save

  • Services offered: Some locations — but not all — offer free pickup and drop-off services.
  • Delivery available? No
  • Restrictions: Only certain locations offer pickup and drop-off services. Call the location you’ve made your reservation with to see if they offer this service.
  • Rent a car with U-Save

Dollar Rent a Car

  • Services offered: Free pickup and drop-off if you have a disability. Call (800) 800-3665 before you arrive at the airport to schedule a pickup.
  • Delivery available? No
  • Restrictions: Dollar Rent a Car only has airport locations.
  • Rent a car with Dollar

Alamo Rent a Car

  • Services offered: Free airport shuttle; no other pickup or drop-off services
  • Delivery available? No
  • Restrictions: Alamo only has airport locations.
  • Rent a car with Alamo

Payless Car Rental

  • Services offered: Free airport shuttle; no other pickup or drop off services
  • Delivery available? No
  • Restrictions: Payless only has airport locations.
  • Rent a car with Payless

National Car Rental

  • Services offered: Private airport delivery with Emeral Club membership; no other pickup or drop-off services
  • Delivery available? Yes, with Emerald Club Executive Elite membership
  • Restrictions: With this membership service, National will deliver your car to any private airport within 50 miles of its office.
  • Rent a car with National

In Summary

Most rental car companies offer some sort of pickup and drop-off services, and those that don’t will likely offer airport shuttles. A few companies will even deliver cars to you. For the best value and the most flexibility in arranging your rental, you will likely want to go with Turo, a peer-to-peer rental company. If you prefer to use a traditional rental car company, consider SIXT or Budget, both of which will likely be able to pick you up before and drop you off after your rental. Keep in mind that when the service is offered, most companies will still request advance notice and will not drive too far away from the rental office to pick you up or drop you off.

For ways to save on car rentals, see our articles with the lists of rental car companies that offer student discounts and AAA discounts.

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