Car rental at Pensacola Airport

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Top tips for renting a car at Pensacola airport

  • Whether you’re flying into Pensacola International Airport (PNS) for business or adventure, you’ll want to explore the Gulf Coast in style. Luckily, you can rent a car right from the airport. Car rental at Pensacola Airport should be at the top of your to-do list if you want to explore the vibrant Pensacola Bay, sugar-white beaches, and historic sites your way. From luxury cars to compact models, you can always find something to match your vacation style through the KAYAK website.
  • You’ll find car rentals next to the baggage claim section right in front of the terminal building. Main offices are situated at 2430 Airport Blvd. When the time comes to fly back home, return the vehicle to the same place you found it. Use navigation features or follow the signs reading ‘rental car return’ on the way to the airport. Drive into the car lot at the baggage claim area, take your luggage, and leave the keys at the rental desk. You might need to record the fuel level and mileage according to the agreement. It should be mailed to you shortly afterward.
  • Many residents prefer to go to downtown Pensacola and nearby beaches by foot, so you can expect relatively heavier pedestrian traffic. Watch out for people crossing the roads or marine life nesting on the beach parking. Pensacola Airport car rental lets you relax in your seat and eliminates the hurdle of waiting in line for public means of transport. During the peak hours, in the morning and evening, make a point of leaving early so you can make it to your destination in good time.
  • During the rental period, you’ll be responsible for all toll payments. Certain rental companies provide an optional e-toll service that allows you to drive through tolled bridges, highways, and lanes. Rental vehicles are specially equipped to process tolls electronically. All you have to do is agree with the rental supplier on how to access this program. You might have to share your credit card information to process the related fees.
  • Book your rental car at Pensacola airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Pensacola airport

  • What conditions must you fulfill to pick up a car rental at Pensacola Airport?

    Rental qualifications apply to all renters at the time of picking up the cars. To avoid misunderstandings, have your ID or passport, credit card, and license matching the name on the reservation. If any doubts arise, the administrators may ask you to cancel and re-book a rental. Make sure your driver’s license is in your name, and the driving record is safe. For most companies, the minimum age for renters and their additional drivers is 21 and 25 years, respectively.

  • Are there any guaranteed reservations at Pensacola Airport car rental?

    Sometimes you want to ride in a specific convertible, minivan, or SUV when heading to certain locations. At the point of booking, check for cars that have been highlighted for guaranteed reservation. Such bookings are usually secured with a credit card. If you change your mind, follow the cancellation policy of your preferred car rental at Pensacola Airport.

  • What mode of payment is acceptable for car rental charges at PNS Airport?

    Review the T&C concerning credit card acceptance at PNS car rentals. You must meet all the requirements at the rental desk regardless of the prepayment method. Credit cards are the most preferred form of payment. Find out from your rental supplier the specific type of credit cards they accept. Avoid gift cards and prepaid debit cards during pick-up. The provider might evaluate your creditworthiness depending on the rental policy if you present a debit card (only at locations accepting this card). They will also request another form of identification. It is best to offer the same mode of payment you used during your online reservation for identification reasons. Confirm whether you need to give proof of return flight ticket at the airport location.

  • What is the best rental car company at Pensacola airport?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company at Pensacola airport is Budget (6.6, 62 reviews).

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Pensacola airport?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Pensacola airport to off-airport locations include Ace, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, National, Payless, and Thrifty.

Pensacola Airport car rental reviews and directory

Budget

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

6.5

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2430 Airport Boulevard

+1 850 432 5499

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6.0 Okay

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Friendly staff. Vehicle smelled strongly of cigarette smoke. Because of this exchanged the Vehicle to different one and the new one also smelled VERY strongly of cigarette as well... also the 2nd vehicle only had a small amount of gas in it when we picked it up.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
I didn’t successful pick up the vehicle and ended up having to rent from a competitor. When we chose “supplier choice” I didn’t realize that my only option would be a mini van or an electric car. Lesson learned.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Car was great but charhes me $100 more than checkin quote.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2022

KAYAK
I waited for over 2 hours for my vehicle at the airport and then waited another 30 minutes in the garage only to find out literally the only vehicle they had was a minivan and not the truck I needed. 3 other people went after me and picked up other vehicles but for some reason they singled me out and literally just ignored me while I waited patiently. The staff were not clear in what the problem was nor was there any sort of management or sense of urgency. I want a refund for wasting my time, giving me a terrible large oversized vehicle for me just one person, for my one vacation I take a year, and doing nothing to treat me as a customer or person. They could have easily given me a small car or suv but said no when asked.. minivan only. They also messed up on the booking and added a day before I even picked it up.

6.0 Okay

May 2022

KAYAK
Car reeked of cigarette smoke.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2021

KAYAK
Customer service at desk in PNS airport was kind enough to offer me a free upgrade. When we opened the car door, it smelt like a Vegas casino in 1970! It was obviously a smokers car, so we asked for another car (same size as originally booked), and it was brought to us within 10 minutes, with profuse apologies. Pricing was high, but the connivence of on airport pick up, and overall friendliness of reps was v nice. Would rent from Budget in PNS again.

1 out of 27

Payless

10.0

Wonderful

43 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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2430 Airport Boulevard

+1 850 434 7908

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9.2 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I picked up the car at off-peak time and the rental was a breeze. I don’t think it took 5 minutes, from counter to driving away. Rental car was clean and got great gas mileage which saved money on top of the Kayak/Payless savings. All good!

9.6 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Vehicle was clean and very comfortable. Drop-off was a breeze.

Cons:

Local taxes are unbelieva

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I liked how fast the service was getting me in and out at the counter. No pressure to purchase extras. Just yes or no and go.

Cons:

Nothing at all. Smooth sailing

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Was told I would be reimbursed on unused gas if I pre paid which was false

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Check in and check out was fast and efficient.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The price, the car, the service...everything

1 out of 7

Alamo

8.6

Very good

53 reviews

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.3

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2430 Airport Blvd

+1 844 370 3977

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and helpful the drop off was easy as well.

6.0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The windshield was covered in large bird poop. The inside of the windows could all use a good cleaning

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Simply, easy process. Helpful staff. Fair price

Cons:

I didn't really like the car we got. Not Alamo's fault, just didn't like that particular car

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Car stank of marijuana - the worst kind of smell ever in the fabric of the car It never went away the entire trip. And the kids couldn’t stand it. Horrible every single tome we used the car. Umbearable - why would Alamo rent a car like this to anyone? Big mistake especially with kids

8.0 Very good

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The fully loaded Pacifica I started with was terrific, except it had a bad rear tire that kept deflating. I called roadside assistance and they very kindly directed me to an Enterprise only 5 miles away to exchange vehicles with minimal hassle.

Cons:

I wish Alamo could have just replaced the tire, because the van I got in exchange from Enterprise was an ancient, dirty Grand Caravan with absolutely no modern features such as a backup camera, Bluetooth, or even USB. Not Alamo's fault but man that was a buzzkill for the rest of the week. Also, the line at the airport was just ridiculous.

4.0 Mediocre

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Long lines and waiting !!! Pré rental damage they are hassling me about. Then turn it over to independent DRU. For mysterious reason could not charge my current credit card - more inconvenience

1 out of 8

Hertz

8.4

Very good

47 reviews

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

8.3

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2430 Airport Blvd

+1 850 432 2345

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6.0 Okay

Oct 2021

KAYAK
My flight changed so I got there earlier. They didn't have the car I'd asked for, so had to pay a lot of upgrades, including an extra day because I was 2 hours early. Check in was very slow because salesman spent time trying to upgrade everyone in line. Other than that they were perfect

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything

Cons:

The Mustang convertible was excellent only way to make it better would have been to stay longer

8.0 Very good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff

Cons:

Better rates

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick and easy pick up and drop off

Cons:

All expectations were met. The return lot is a little tricky to find but there is a green line on the road to follow to the return lot that makes it much easier.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Our trip was canceled because of travel restrictions and the Covid 19 virus. we gave Hertz over a 48 hour notice but they still charged us $100. Customer service soo bad, it Hertz.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very easy for everything.

1 out of 7

Dollar

7.9

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.9

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2430 Ap Blvd

+1 866 434 2226

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6.0 Okay

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Drop off was smooth. Had to wait 45 minutes waiting in garage for car! Car had strong odor that wouldn’t go away, even after leaving windows open for hours.

8.0 Very good

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Not much room for luggage.

6.0 Okay

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Since I needed a car, it was good. The counter person was dismissive, just did the basics, explaining both (such as do I bring it back filled or not?, THAT was important and expensive), then handed me paperwork with instructions to go to the Dollar kiosk in the garage for my keys and vehicle. No one has entered the Dollar kiosk in that garage in quite a whlie. No employee present anywhere near, I wandered around, found the car, still no help. 15 minutes later a car driver brought a car in and saw me, directed me to the HERTZ kiosk for my keys. She actually got the keys for me. I wish I had her name. The car was not clean, had several minor things that no longer worked, nothing that affected drive ability and I was already hours late. Little, annoying things. And the oil change notice kept coming on at odd times. It was NOT worth that kind of money.

6.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off easy.

Cons:

Dollar window was closed so we had to go to Hertz who took their customers first. Car was very stinky and the key fob went dead half way through our trip and we had to stop and replace it as we were afraid the car wouldn't start or we wouldn't be able to lock or unlock it at a stop

4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Not Much, the prepaid rate was a joke. I still had to pay 391$ after I picked up the car.

Cons:

Everything, misleading information from KAYAK and Dollar

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Both pick up and drop off were slow. The staff was great but there were too many customers for the single staff member.

1 out of 10

Avis

6.5

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.1

Value for money

6.1

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2430 Airport Boulevard

+1 850 433 5614

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
It was excellent, the van was nice and clean, staff are nice

2.0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. No cars available.

Cons:

Dont let me reserve a car if none are available.

8.0 Very good

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes, very easy pickup and drop off and person checking me out was very friendly and sfraightfoward.

4.4 Mediocre

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

We booked an SUV online but were told they didn’t have any available. In fact they didn’t have any cars at all. We had to wait about 3 hours (there were several other who we’re waiting as well) for a car to be returned and cleaned. This put us off schedule and we missed our appointment.

3.6 Poor

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Despite having a reservation, had to wait in line at counter for over 45 minutes, as three agents were handling all rentals for Avis, Budget, and Payless, and none of the three seemed to have cars ready. After finally making it out to the garage, had to wait another 30 minutes because the car assigned to me was not ready—over an hour after my scheduled (reserved?) pick up time. Received a hybrid vehicle and did not appreciate the engine cutting off at every stop and the lack of power on the road. On return, only one guy was on duty trying to check in all the cars being returned. This operation is a joke; avoid it at all costs!

4.8 Mediocre

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Had to walk inside airport terminal to complete dropoff

1 out of 5

National

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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2430 Airport Blvd

+1 844 370 3976

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Thrifty

9.0

Wonderful

24 reviews

Cleanliness

9.4

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

9.3

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2430 Ap Blvd

+1 850 477 5553

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7.2 Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Our rental ended up being through hertz since i guess they all share a counter down there. So not really any interaction with Thrifty.

Cons:

JUST DON'T USE PRICELINE. HORRIBLE HORRIBLE COMPANY TO WORK WITH. Especially during covid.

9.2 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very friendly. drop off simple as a man in the garage was able to accept the key.

Cons:

didnt like that I was told, after charged, that the option I chose for gas meant thst I had to pay for a full tank of gar regardless of how much gas I left in the tank, and that I had to pay for the priveledge.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes the staff was extremely helpful and friendly, I definitely would come back in the future. The whole process went smoothly and I am extremely satisfied.

8.0 Very good

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

No windshield wiper fluid

7.2 Good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was very easy.

Cons:

My reservation has for 1600, but they had no cars available and I, along with several others, waited an hour before they started being able to give people cars.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very friendly and helpful both during car pickup and dropoff. Top rate people! Even when our plane was delayed the person on the phone was very helpful in keeping our car for another day. It was a great experience.

Cons:

Honestly, the experience was a 10+ all around.

1 out of 6

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.3

Very good

14 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.6

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2430 Airport Blvd

+1 833 740 1721

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2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

We waited in line for two hours. Understaffed. Cars unavailable. Had to go to another company and pay more since it was last minute.

Cons:

Horrible experience. I don't want to start my vacation with a two hour wait in the line for a rental car only to leave without a rental car!!

8.0 Very good

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Checking n to get the car kinda sucked. There was one counter person working and he could only process one rental about every 6 minutes. With 6 people in front of me...you can do the math.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Loved the GMC. Want to buy one. Great ride

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and very helpful.-easy process from start to finish.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was perfect

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great people behind the counter and at the return lane. All were very friendly.

1 out of 3

American Rent-A-Car

5.6

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.4

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2430 Airport Blvd

+1 850 542 8600

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2.0 Poor

Jan 2023

KAYAK
After I confirmed and my card was charged, they called me to cancel stating they did not have any cars available and it was a glitch but I haven’t been refunded my money that was charged.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
We did not get the car because the night before we were called and told we could not rent unless we were flying although I booked at least two weeks before.

6.0 Okay

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Spent almost an hour at the desk for pickup, and I was the only one there. Bother employees were new, and didn’t know exactly how to click through all the screens/forms. They were nice and friendly, but company shouldn’t leave them to hang like that. Not to mention I shouldn’t have to wait that long.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
This was a last minute rental, and everything worked out perfectly. We even got a free upgrade (from compact to SUV). Would definitely rent from them again.

1 out of 2

Ace

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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101 S New Warrington Road

+1 850 607 7000

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101 S New Warrington Road

+1 850 607 7000

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AutoEurope

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Pensacola International Airport

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Sunnycars

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Airport Blvd 2430

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2430 Airport Blvd, Pensacola, , USA Florida

+1 914 368 0091

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423 travelers who rented a car in Pensacola Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

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