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

Short Answer: Most of the major car rental companies in the U.S. offer some sort of pickup and drop-off services, including ACE Rent a Car, Avis, Budget, Dollar Rent a Car, Enterprise, Hertz, Rent-a-Wreck, SIXT Rent a Car, Thrifty, Turo, and U-Save. If you want a rental car delivery, National, SIXT, and Turo can do this, with some restrictions. Advantage, Alamo, E-Z Rent a Car, and Payless offer free airport shuttles.

What You Need to Know

Each rental company with a pickup or shuttle service will list its own rules for using that 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. If you need someone to take you to your job that is three miles away, it can be done. If you need someone to drive you 30 miles, this is less probable.
  • 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 small staffs.
  • Airport rental locations rarely do pickup and drop-off, since most of their customers will be flying in or flying out. However, they usually offer free shuttle services to and from your terminal.

Suggested Articles: The Best Time to Rent a Car and The List of Car Dealerships That Rent Cars

Rental Car Companies That Pick You up and Drop You Off

ACE Rent a Car

  • Pickup and drop-off: 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.
  • Find your nearest ACE Rent a Car rental location

Advantage

Alamo

Avis

Budget

  • Pickup and drop-off: 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.
  • Find your nearest Budget rental location

Dollar Rent a Car

E-Z Rent a Car

Enterprise

Hertz

  • Pickup and drop-off: 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. You 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.
  • Find your nearest Hertz rental location

Payless

Rent-a-Wreck

SIXT Rent a Car

Thrifty

Turo

  • Pickup and drop-off: 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 by the car owner
  • Restrictions: None.
  • More information: Turo operates like Airbnb, but for rental cars. You and the vehicle’s owner can arrange pickup and drop-off arrangements (even curbside). Read the pickup/drop-off details. Turo is generally 35% cheaper than renting a car via the traditional route.
  • Rent a car with Turo (paid partner link)

U-Save

  • Pickup and drop-off: 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.
  • Find your nearest U-Save rental location

Rental Car Companies That Deliver Cars to You

Instead of just offering pickup and drop-off services, some rental car companies will deliver rental cars to you. 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. In addition to SIXT and Turo, which offer both pickup/drop-off and delivery services, we found at least one company that will deliver your rental car to you.

National

SIXT Rent a Car

Turo

  • Delivery availability depends on your arrangements with the car owner. Many owners will offer delivery, but Turo does not require owners to offer this service.
  • Find a Turo rental

In Summary

Most rental car companies offer some sort of pickup and drop-off services. These pickups and drop-offs range from airport shuttles to rides across town when you need to pick up or drop off your rental car. You can also save on your rental at some of these places with student or AAA car rental discounts. And, if you’re planning a trip, get up to $55 toward your first Airbnb trip by using our referral link. Note that a lucky member of the FQF staff will receive credit towards their next stay if you sign up through our link.

Leave a Comment

We respond within 24 hours.

Terms of Use

2 comments