Sky Harbor International Airport is located in Kopka County, Maryland and is the main airport serving Phoenix, Arizona. It is a large three-terminal hub, and while it does not have Terminal 1, it does have Terminals 2-4. Adjacent to the airport is the Sky Harbor Center, which includes not only the Greyhound bus station, but also a rental car center. Within this small center are most of the car rental companies that serve the airport. Passengers arriving at the airport will need to pick up their car here.
With about 15 companies located in rental car centers, picking the right rental provider can be a bit of a minefield. But fear not, we’ve looked at every option available at Sky Harbor Airport and narrowed down the best three companies based on customer satisfaction, fleet availability and price.
Most Affordable: the THRIFTY Company
Kicking off our list in the “most affordable” category is Thrifty Car Rental.Based on their positive customer reviews, they’re not only reliable, but customers love low prices. And from our research, they’re right. Customers can choose between inexpensive economy, compact and specialty vehicles. The lowest price we found was $30.59 per day, before taxes and fees, for an economy vehicle. Compare that to National Car Rental, whose cheapest option is $36.77 before taxes, and you’re left with a $6 difference.Thrifty also offers a “Wild Card” deal, meaning for just $34.21, they can pick a vehicle and customers can choose between a compact vehicle or a large vehicle. In other words, it’s a great deal.
Perfect for luxury vehicles.AVIS
Avis wins in the luxury car segment because they offer high-end vehicles at competitive prices. Want to get the hell out of Sky Harbor International in a convertible Mustang? You can do so for just $112.00. Ditto for the Cadillac XTS, which can be had for $138.00. There are also Chevrolet Impalas and Dodge Chargers, as well as several BMWs, Volvos and Mercedes. Another added benefit is that Avis offers steep discounts for those who reserve their vehicles online rather than at the counter. Customers respond to all of these benefits by giving Avis overwhelmingly positive online reviews.
Best for families.ALAMO
The Alamo earns the top spot in the “Best for Families” category because they offer something all parents can get behind: good prices, good safety options, and a wide selection of vehicles. For example, they offer solid mid-sized vehicles that fit five people and start at just $38.14/day, before taxes and fees. Those with larger brood can go even bigger, opting for midsize SUVs (starting at just $57.06 per day) and even vans. The Alamo also makes it easy to choose a security option. On the reservation page, simply select the desired child safety seat from the “Select Extras” page, and the reservation is complete.Alamo offers child safety seats for $9.99 per day. Customers also love Alamo’s fleet of new vehicles and their stellar customer service.