Car rental at Pittsburgh Airport

Car rental at Pittsburgh Airport

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Pittsburgh, PA, United States - Pittsburgh
11 Dec — 18 Dec
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Pittsburgh Airport car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (188 reviews)
1 location in Pittsburgh Airport
Alamo
Locations in Pittsburgh Airport
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
7.9 Good2021 Oct 14
Alamo Pittsburgh was very accommodating in changing our reservation date at an almost last minute notice. We were very pleased.
5.9 Okay2021 Oct 07
I didn't like the toyota at all, You had to fall into the front seats and could not adjust them. Very unconfortable. We needed to get from Pittsburgh up to Sharon ( appx 60 minutes) that the seats were horrible. Dash said car needed service and to contact dealer, which we advised the check out guy, but said it was no big deal. The car was clean and smelled fresh.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 08
It was an all around very good experience... if needed would do it again
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 11
Pickup at Pittsburgh Airport was not good. They did not way for late flights coming in and when I got to the counter to pickup the car there was no staff. We were forced to stay in a hotel at the airport. I even called to confirm and to let them know my flight was coming in 45 mins late. They did not wait. overall a pretty bad experience. That being said I spoke with Asst. Branch Manager Grant Pastor the next morning and he was very empathic and helpful. I appreciated working with him and he made it right and went above & beyond. That was a great experience. Jason
3.9 Mediocre2021 Jul 11
Being able to pick up the rental on airport property was great. However, we reserved a van several months in advance but there were no vans available. We were told that we could wait for a van, but when we asked the employee how long that would be, we were answered with a shoulder shrug. We had to stuff all 6 adults and luggage into a SUV that really only fit 4 adults comfortably. The middle row of seats could not be adjusted, making for very cramped seating in the third row. Those sitting in the third row had zero leg room. The third row would comfortably fit 2 small children, but NOT 2 adults. If you have six adults, do not settle for an Infiniti QX80. There is very little room for luggage as well.
7.9 Good2021 Jun 22
Everything about the car was fine. However, the pricing is outrageously high... despite using Kayak. The pickup process is slow. Apparently there's been a wave of fraud so you have to recite your information verbally to confirm your order in person.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 06
Everything was very easy and the staff was very helpful.As with anything, lower daily rates would be great, but in general I had a good experience.
10.0 Excellent2021 Feb 05
Very fast pick up and delivery. Friendly staff.Nothing
9.6 Excellent2020 Oct 21
YesNothing, everything was great
10.0 Excellent2019 Feb 01
Pickup and drop off was quick and easy.
Rated #2
Payless
8.5 Excellent (209 reviews)
1 location in Pittsburgh Airport
Payless
Locations in Pittsburgh Airport
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2020 Jan 27
Line was short. Car was close. That may be a function of the airport and my flight time but everyone was easy convenient and smooth
8.8 Excellent2019 Dec 09
Good service. No wait times.many people would probably be happy with my experience, but not so much for me. I was upgraded from a sedan to our SUV at no charge. Did not know that’s what I was getting. Just not my personal preference, plus it cost two or three times as much for gasoline. Other than that, great experience
10.0 Excellent2019 Nov 15
VeryEasy, quick and convenient!
4.8 Okay2019 Sep 28
Vehicle stunk from cigarettes and the windshield was clouded with residue
8.8 Excellent2019 Sep 27
Drop off took a while. Only one guy working, and he was slow. Almost missed our flight.
8.4 Excellent2019 Sep 18
Staff was good even tho there were IT probs.Solving IT probs.
9.6 Excellent2019 Aug 07
renting was easy. We used third party insurance with no trouble. Dropoff took a long time as the little booth was also used for starting rental as well. Car was very nice and clean and worked well.drop off took a bit long and area so dark you could not see if any damage to car.
4.8 Okay2019 Aug 06
Vehical was dirty from inside Vehical was old.. no Bluetooth for phone
9.2 Excellent2019 Jul 30
Drop off was easy, could be a little faster but my flight was later so no worries.Didn't have the type of vehicle I reserved so had to get a bigger vehicle instead.
10.0 Excellent2019 Jul 16
Friendly and helpful staffNo complaints
Rated #3
Dollar
7.7 Good (150 reviews)
1 location in Pittsburgh Airport
Dollar
Locations in Pittsburgh Airport
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
  • 7.9
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent2021 Nov 14
Experience with Dollar was great. Priceline, however, not so much. They did not honor their “Low Price Guarantee”……..rental rate was 20% lower 4days after I made my reservation, but Priceline would not budge on their original rate….said I was under contract. Suggest dealing directly with Dollar, and cut Priceline out!!!
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 07
Very quick counter service.
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 28
Just keep doing what your doing because Enterprise is not as nice in Reno. NV
3.9 Mediocre2021 Aug 20
Car was not clean inside when we got it. Pick up counter help was not friendly. Drop off person was great. When you turned the car off the side mirrors would move in which was good but when you turned the car back on the didn’t open up so you had to roll your window down to open them. A quick tutorial of the car would have been nice.
5.9 Okay2021 Aug 12
Economy car not available. Compact substitute more expensive. Paperwork confusing and part of printout not legible.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 03
The car i got did not have a toll transponder (I paid for one). I am now trying to get this cost removed from my bill. It is a bureaucratic hell. The car radio did not work for my 9 hour car trip! I tried to change my pick up time and got lost on almost two hours of waiting on the phone. Got tossed back and forth to different entities. I finally gave up and just made a new rental. Not a good experience at all.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 20
It was very easy and convenient
7.9 Good2021 Jul 11
Everything was fantastic, except that our car had a very noticeable cigarette smell whenever you would first get into it. Other than that it was great.
8.0 Excellent2021 Jun 28
Nice clean car, excellent condition, friendly employees
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jun 28
I had to cancel my trip for a family emergency and despite all of that I couldn’t even cancel my reservation because they have a no cancellation, no refund, no transfer policy. So I paid full price for a car that I wasn’t even in the same city to pick up.
Rated #4
Hertz
7.4 Good (123 reviews)
1 location in Pittsburgh Airport
Hertz
Locations in Pittsburgh Airport
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay2021 Oct 19
My plans changed so I cancelled my rental however I was still charged $50.
7.9 Good2021 Oct 17
While the car was clean, I was still able to wipe it down once I got it to my house and clean it up some more.
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 12
Was charged extra fees at time of pick up even though my receipt from paying online said I had $0 due. Not impressed and will be asking for these charges to be reversed. Lady behind the counter was not helpful when I explained this either.
7.9 Good2021 Sep 30
A bit pricey but that is the new normal for the post covid era.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 28
Vehicle kind of smelled like a smoker used it
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 17
The pickup process was very confusing. My flight got in an hour late, so somehow my rental ended up being 25% more expensive because I was technically only renting for 3 days instead of 4. At least I think that's what the agent told me - it was very hard to hear him. Once I left the airport to go find my car, the employees responsible for bringing everyone's cars were not helpful at all. They all appeared to be stressed and no one would simply tell me where I should wait for my car. I will certainly not be using Hertz out of the Pittsburgh airport again.
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 07
Rude at counter. Why open at 8:00 am - a little late.
5.9 Okay2021 Sep 07
Facility is understaffed, and there were significant delays during the pick-up process. Though I had a prepaid reservation, rental counter rep and I stood idle (both literally doing nothing) for at least 5 minutes waiting for garage staff to confirm my car would be available. Then, rental counter rep made certain that I confirm I would return the car the following day within 24 hours, and noted the pick-up time as 10:11am. That's okay, except that I then waited in the garage for an additional 25 minutes for my car. The staffer that was bringing cars forward acknowledged the delay and that the garage is understaffed. Not his fault, but it bugs me to think that if I retuned the car few minutes late, Hertz wouldn't be nearly as flexible with me. The only other garage staffer approached me to offer an extension to my rental period, but then said the system wouldn't let him.
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 31
Nice I could choose my own car upon arrival at airport. Dropped off at a different location and had difficulty finding the drop off location in another State. Other than that, it was a good experience.
3.9 Mediocre2021 Aug 11
When picking the vehicle up, I wish someone would have offered to walk me to the car and show me where everything was located (seat adjustments, how to open the gas, etc.).
Rated #5
Budget
6.7 Good (100 reviews)
1 location in Pittsburgh Airport
Budget
Locations in Pittsburgh Airport
  • 7
  • 7.1
  • 6.6
  • 6.8
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2021 Nov 29
Had a reservation for a car to pickup at the airport after arriving on my flight. Gave my flight info on the reservation. My flight arrived early by about 15 minutes, unfortunately for me, the Budget desk agent went home before before that. I called the Budget 800 number and was told that they were unable to help me, however they would hold my reservation for 24 hours. They were not willing to pay for a hotel room so that I could come back in the morning to get it however. NEVER RENT FROM BUDGET, UNLESS YOU WANT TO GET STUCK WITHOUT A CAR!!!!
2.0 Mediocre2021 Nov 13
Customer service-waited in line a very long time, rude
6.0 Good2021 Nov 11
Overall fine. Just find it odd to book a vehicle with a "similar to" in the reservation and have it be nothing close to what was said. Equinox vs. 4Runner or Equinox vs. Jeep Cherokee. For me it's a leg room thing. The car delivery was prompt and car was clean, but just odd to me on car selection process of lack thereof. Thank you.
10.0 Excellent2021 Nov 10
Great service great price
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 12
There were approx 15 people in line ahead of me. They had 1 person working. She was helping 1 person per 5 or 10 minutes. We stood in line for over an hour and a half. When there were 4 people in front of me another associate showed up to help. And she got 3 customers cars per 1 for the original lady.
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 21
They ran out of cars earlier in the day before we landed. Never got one notice. When I got to the counter the lady there was not nice, had no information just said there is supposed to be cars coming in. I found that the people in the front of the line were waiting for 2 hours and still no car. In order to get us to leave they took our names down and said they would call when a car was ready. I asked if we take #1 spot for the first cars that come in the next day she said no we have other reservations. I said we all had reservations for today. She had nothing to say that made sense. I will never rent a car with budget.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 14
Fast, efficient service. Clean, very nice car.
5.9 Okay2021 Aug 24
Car brakes and wheel not tightly responsive. Check in person should’ve reviewed the early morning drop off process for at 5 AM has no person there. The directions to the drop off site were not clear as with Hertz and other companies which had directional signs at the entrance to the car rental return area. The directions for drop off at the site were not clear. Fortunately another renter was able to explain it to me. The car had a strong acrid odor of old cigarette smoke souring the interior. Advise that these be remedied for easing the struggle of future renters
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 23
Tried to rent a car, wasn’t a necessity but a conveniences. There was no one in line and was like that for a few min before I got there still had to wait to be helped. I didn’t have enough to cover the rental plus deposit and didn’t have enough on one card but had more than enough on two and they refused to split it. I had enough on my debit card to cover it but because I didn’t have a plane ticket, local renter, they wouldn’t except it. So I cancel the rental and walked out the door. Not happy at all!!
8.0 Excellent2021 Jun 25
Drop off and pick upFilled tank before dropping off and gauge read full still charged to refuel
Rated #6
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (64 reviews)
1 location in Pittsburgh Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Pittsburgh Airport
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Nov 05
No complaints. Pricing is why I chose this car
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 25
Very easy pu & do.
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 20
When we arrived on Saturday night, they had no cars left. What good is a reservation if there are no cars when we get there? We had to waste time going back to the airport to get a car the next morning instead of seeing family. Very aggravating.
5.6 Okay2020 Oct 03
There are very few agents, rental counter at Pittsburgh this closed and the signs directing you to the competitor counter to check in are not clear. Then you wait outside for 30mins to be helped to your car. It took 90 mins for me to get from baggage claim to leaving the rental car garage.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Oct 14
Could not get the car because of unavailability. Received confirmation of an unavailable car.
10.0 Excellent2019 Aug 08
Drop-off was very easyPick-up took a bit longer than expected but the car had just been returned.
5.2 Okay2017 Oct 10
Nobody available to return the cars. When I arrived about 40 cars ahead of me were piled up and nobody was available to process the returns.
10.0 Excellent2017 Sep 26
KC visitor in PburgGood car. Good price. They gave free gas to fix contract issues.Not enough orientation on unfamiliar car. Couldn't figure out steering wheel adjustment until we returned the car. Manual was no help.
9.2 Excellent2017 Sep 15
Easy as could beIt took me about two minutes to return my car and the attendant was very friendly and personable. He also thanked me for following the signs and doing what was expected during the return, since so many others just pulled over where they felt like it, etc.My only complaint -- and this is not the fault of Enterprise or any other car rental company -- is the very large fee that's added for airport permits and taxes. Those fees were almost as much as the actual mental fee.
10.0 Excellent2017 Aug 11
Great customer service at drop off
Rated #7
Thrifty
8.4 Excellent (31 reviews)
1 location in Pittsburgh Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Pittsburgh Airport
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8.5
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2020 Nov 20
They were looking out to save me money and not maximize their profitsI did not get documentation to put in the glove compartment to verify the rental agreement, but I had documentation from the verification email during the initial booking
8.0 Excellent2018 Jul 17
provided with GMC Acadia instead of Hyundai Santa Fe
6.4 Good2018 Jun 10
In Dulles dropping off, it was a breeze. Quick review of the car and did not delay us for our flight.In PIT, there were two of us in line. The service gal, very nice, was super slow and it sounded as though the people in front of us were just hating away with small talk and face time, yes face time with the customer while the rest of us watched and waited. It took almost an hour to help two guests. Not to mention with a very hot temp in a garage with an infant... doesn’t make it pleasurable.
10.0 Excellent2018 Jan 07
FlawlessI picked up at the airport in less than 10 minutes. Everything with the reservation was correct and I was offered a choice of a minivan or a full size SUV for the same price as the reservation. The return process was simple. Everyone with Thrifty was friendly and helpful.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Jan 02
WRONG DROP-OFF LOCATION. COME ON GUYS
9.2 Excellent2017 Dec 28
Great rentalWas given a new Ford Escape with leather seats and many other add on options that made the vehicle very comfortable and a great rental. Still had that new car smell and drove like a dream. Excellent experience.
7.6 Good2017 Nov 28
Not the car we wantedThrifty employees were helpful and friendly.Getting a Jeep instead of a Rav4. The Jeep was gutless and a gas guzzler. It was also bigger than we wanted. The overhead lights didn’t work - apparently there’s a dashboard setting that turns them off but they should be on when the car is rented out. We spent the whole trip groping around for stuff in the dark.
10.0 Excellent2017 Nov 15
Excellent rentalVery good vehicle, was in excellent condition at pick upNone
10.0 Excellent2017 Jul 01
Summer Van RentalThe van was clean, well equipped and comfortable for our vacation.There was nothing I didn't like!
8.8 Excellent2017 May 31
Great rental option for wedding.upgraded at airport to a 300c for a wedding Traveling in Style
Rated #8
Avis
7.8 Good (38 reviews)
1 location in Pittsburgh Airport
Avis
Locations in Pittsburgh Airport
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Dec 02
Quick checkin, easy pickup and good price!
2.0 Mediocre2021 Nov 18
The agents in Pittsburgh and Burlington were all very helpful, nice, and efficient. However the car that they rented me had previously been rented by a chain smoker and then recently been bombed with "cherry flavored new car smell". The smell was absolutely putrid. Unfortunately I didn't realize the magnitude until I was too far down the road to turn back, at the beginning of a 20 hour drive up to Quebec and then back to Vermont. I spent 20 hours with a jacket and a hood on to stay warm, and all the windows of the car rolled down. It was miserable. My clothes all reeked of cigarettes and cherry perfume, and the smell eventually started to make my eyes and throat hurt - even with the windows down. Every second that I spent in that Avis rental car was dreadful, and I will do my best to never rent from Avis again.
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 18
The FOB wasn't working and couldnt lock the car the entire time and it wouldn't start either. The emergency roadside assistance lady had a very thick accent and couldn't understand a word of what she said but she told me to hold the FOB near the ignition which worked but the car kept chiming and showing a message "The FOB has left the vehicle". Extermely annoying. Being a weekend, all Avis non-airport locations were closed.
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 05
The only issue was the spot where the car was suppose to be was incorrect other than that all went well.
10.0 Excellent2021 May 17
I came back a bit worry because there was no body to give the car to and we saw several living it in a line at Avis so we did toI know it is a bit difficult to have some one at 4:20 am at the airport so you could feel a bit more secure about the deliver of the car
10.0 Excellent2020 Sep 27
Personable staff at pickup & drop off. Easy drop off procedure. No hard sell on upgrades/options at pick up.More options for available vehicles in the class reserved.
5.2 Okay2020 Jul 30
My afternoon reservation was confirmed until close. When I arrived, busy office was down to 2 cars. So I'm thankful I was told correctly. It would help everyone to have 2 employees on desk on Friday and Saturday. ******* My drop off.... Car had flat .had to be towed. That was 7/25. I received "reminder" automatic call 7/29 to "RETURN THE CAR ! "... Nothing had been communicated. I HAVE NOT GOTTEN MY SECURITY DEPOSIT BACK YET....As they cannot "close the rental out" until back at branch ......They are responsible to pick it up!!
9.6 Excellent2017 Nov 27
Pretty seamless pick up and drop off even though it was busy.Rates seemed a little high for a Pittsburgh rental. It was a Holiday weekend but comparing to the same time last year it was high.
10.0 Excellent2017 Sep 07
Good experienceThe rental process was painless and quick. The people were friendly and courteous. The rental area is really convenient due to it being right outside of the baggage claim area. This doesn't have anything to do with Avis specifically, but it made for an easier rental experience with Avis in Pittsburgh. The car was better than I expected, in good shape, etc. The return process was easy and fast.Nothing that I can think of.
3.2 Mediocre2017 May 10
Pick up took too long/dirty interiorComputer problem made the pick up time unusually long. Interior of car was dirty.
Rated #9
National
8.3 Excellent (11 reviews)
1 location in Pittsburgh Airport
National
Locations in Pittsburgh Airport
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 8.5
  • 8.7
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 11
Great truck.
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 05
I was charged an extra $150 at the end because I booked through Kayak and Kayak do not disclose the total price on their end.
7.6 Good2017 Aug 07
No agent at the counter at 6AM for reservationWas upgraded to a great car, an Audi Q3 SUV. Made the long drive from Pittsburgh to Boston pretty comfortable. Thanks for that.There was no ticket agent at the National counter at 6AM. Had to go out to the garage to find someone.
10.0 Excellent2017 Jul 02
Easy and quick!Checking in at the counter was super easy - drivers license, a question about fueling the car and another about insurance and we were done at the counter! No pressure to ourchas ethe insurance. Easy access to the car out of one of the airport doors. Had a couple of minivans to choose from. Returning the car was even easier, pull in, let them check the mileage and the fuel level, and receipt in hand. They had luggage carts for us to use at no charge. Highly recommend!
Easirent
1 location in Pittsburgh Airport
Easirent
Locations in Pittsburgh Airport
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Sunnycars
1 location in Pittsburgh Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Pittsburgh Airport
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914 travelers who rented a car in Pittsburgh Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.1

Car rental locations at Pittsburgh Airport

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Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

₪124/day

Good deal

₪92/day

Top tips for renting a car at Pittsburgh Airport

  • The folks at the Pittsburgh Airport (PIT) make car rental at Pittsburgh Airport easy. Seven large national rental car companies have an operation at the airport, and you will find the customer service counters adjacent to the baggage claim area on the first level of the terminal. All their cars are on the first level of the parking garage that is adjacent to the terminal building.
  • When you are ready to turn in your car rental at Pittsburgh Airport, simply follow the signage you will see as you approach the airport property on Highway 376. Once you are in the parking garage and have parked your car in the appropriate stall for your rental car company, lock your car and gather up all your belongings, then drop your keys and your completed contract in the provided dropbox. If you need to speak to a staff member about your rental, most of the rental car companies have staff on-site seven days per week from early in the morning until very late in the evening.
  • There are several transportation options to get you from the airport to the center of Pittsburgh, including bus and taxi services. The trip is a rather long one and this can be a problem on the bus, especially if you have a large group or you are caring a lot of luggage. A taxi is a convenient option, but it can be expensive, especially if you need to make several trips during your stay in Pittsburgh. That is why a car rental at Pittsburgh Airport is such a great choice because it is cost-effective and convenient.
  • Like any airport in a major city, you a going to find that trying to rent a car can be more difficult during both morning and evening rush-hour periods, as well as during the holidays when there are a lot of people traveling. A good way to mitigate any of these waits is to make sure you reserve a Pittsburgh Airport car rental with one of the companies at this airport so you know they will have a car waiting for you when you arrive on your flight.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars at Pittsburgh Airport for ₪92 or less
  • Book your rental car at Pittsburgh Airport at least 3 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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