Rent a Car at Sacramento Intl Airport (SMF)

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Sacramento Intl Airport (SMF)

Address: 6520 McNair Circle, Sacramento, CA, California, 95837, U S A
Phone: (1) 916-922-5601
Hours of Operation: Sun - Sat 5:00 AM - 12:30 AM

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Location Information

Sacramento International Airport is a convenient place to rent a car. The airport is just a few hours away from big cities, including San Francisco and San Jose, and from peaceful wilderness, like Lake Tahoe and El Dorado National Forest. Grab your favorite SMF car rental and begin exploring the wide variety of activities near Sacramento.

Where is Avis at Sacramento Airport?

Find the Avis counter at Sacramento International Airport by following signs to the baggage claim area, and proceeding outside. Head to the center median and get on the rental car shuttle. This shuttle will take you to the rental car facility, where you’ll find the Avis counter.

Sacramento Airport Rental Car Return

Sacramento airport rental car return and pick up are located at 6520 McNair Circle, Sacramento, CA. As you enter the Sacramento Airport campus follow the Car Rental Return signs. When you reach the rental car facility follow signs for Avis. After you return your car a rental car shuttle will return you to the terminal for your flight.

How old do you need to be to rent a car in Sacramento, CA?

Avis has a program for younger drivers where drivers aged 21-24, who have a valid driver’s license, and have an Avis-honored credit card, can rent a limited selection of Avis vehicles for a  daily underage fee of $27. Drivers age 25 and older can rent any vehicle.

What is the best kind of car to rent in Sacramento?

Renting an SUV is a great idea if you’ll be visiting nearby Lake Tahoe. For those staying in the city or heading west to the coast, you might enjoy the warm weather and beautiful beaches better from a convertible. But whatever your need, you are sure to find the best car for your trip in our wide selection.

Passenger Van Rental

Whether you’re here on business with a group of coworkers or you brought all your friends to the Sacramento Food Truck Festival, you’ll need all the space you can get. Avis passenger van rentals come in 12- and 15-passenger sizes to accommodate your group.

Minivan Rental

Renting a minivan is a great idea if you’re traveling with kids. There are many family-friendly activities within a 30-minute drive from the airport, so grab a Honda Odyssey or a Nissan Quest to go to Fairytale Town, Funderland Park, and other places the kids will love.

SUV Rental

If you love the outdoors, you’ll love our selection of premium SUVs. Choose from the Ford Escape, Ford Explorer, Chevrolet Tahoe, and more to stay comfortable on your drive to Lake Tahoe and other California outdoor wonders.

Long-term Car Rental

A Sacramento airport car rental with a long-term, monthly contract is the best option for you if you’ll be staying here for more than a few weeks. A monthly car rental gets lower rates the longer you rent.

Convertible Car Rental

You deserve a luxury car rental during your Sacramento vacation. Whether you’re heading west to the many beaches or hitting the Badlands Dance Club, you’ll need a convertible rental for an unforgettable experience. Choose from Camaros, Mustangs, and more.

Road Trip from Sacramento Airport

Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America—and one of the most beautiful, too. Take a road trip in your Sacramento rental car, and you’ll be able to enjoy Tahoe National Forest and Donner Memorial State Park on the way. Once you’ve reached Lake Tahoe, enjoy its allure and charm at Emerald Bay and Sand Harbor. Read more...

Preferred Service
Follow signs to the baggage claim area. Proceed outside to center median where the common rent-a-car bus will stop to take you to the common rent-a-car facility. After entering the facility, immediately proceed through the side exit to the Avis kiosk. Show your drivers license and identify yourself as a Preferred Renter to the Avis rental agent in order to receive your preprinted rental document and keys.
General Directions
AIRLINE PASSENGERS: Follow signs to the baggage claim area. Proceed outside to center median where the common rent-a-car bus will stop to take you to the common rent-a-car facility.
WALKING DISTANCE to center median from baggage claim area: 50 feet
TIME ALLOWED for bus ride: 4 minutes
WALKING DISTANCE from bus exit to rental counter: 30 feet
WALKING DISTANCE from rental counter to car lot: 10-150 feet, WALK-UP RENTERS Follow airport signs for Rental Car Return. They will lead to the Avis car rental lot.
After-hours Returns
Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & the keys in the Drop Box located in the Returns area. Remember to take your personal belongings with you.

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