Rent a Car at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

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Charlotte Douglas Intl Airport (CLT)

Address: 5489 Josh Birmingham Parkway, Charlotte, NC, North Carolina, 28208, U S A
Phone: (1) 704-359-5700
Location Type: Corporate
Hours of Operation: Sun - Sat 5:00 AM - 1:00 AM


Location Information

Nothing beats the convenience of picking up your rental car minutes after grabbing your suitcase from baggage claim. Our Charlotte Douglas International Airport location makes it easy to rent a car while traveling.

Where is Avis at CLT Airport?

We’re located directly across the street—no need to take a shuttle! General services are at the counter on the 2nd floor (street level). Our Preferred Customers should go to the Preferred Booth on the 3rd floor.

If you’re a walk-up renter follow the signs for Car Rental Return as you enter the airport. Temporary parking in the Avis visitor lot. Take the Budget elevator down to the 2nd floor and proceed to the rental counter.

CLT Rental Car Return

For CLT car rental return come to 5501 Josh Birmingham Parkway, Charlotte, NC. Once you enter the airport grounds, follow the signs for the Hourly Parking Deck. Drive past the Hourly Parking Deck entrance but take the next entrance immediately to the left, which will direct you toward Rental Car Returns. Then follow the Avis signs to our return lot.

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Charlotte, NC?

At Avis, we rent to drivers as young as 21 with a valid driver’s license and an Avis-honored credit card. However, an additional $27-per-day underage surcharge will be applied for renters between the ages of 21 and 24. If you have questions, please contact customer service before arriving at the rental counter.

What is the best type of car to rent in Charlotte, NC?

Picking the right car rental at Charlotte airport depends on your travel plans. We have a wide selection so you can rent the vehicle that best fits your trip.

Passenger Van Rental

Our passenger van rentals are best suited for those traveling with a large group. These vans easily accommodate 12 or 15 passengers. If you’re on vacation or a work retreat surprise your group by driving them to Kinetic Heights, a popular attraction where they can unleash their inner parkour ninja.

Minivan Rental

Families traveling with car seats or groups of up to 7 passengers will appreciate the comfort and luggage room provided by a minivan rental. Enjoy traveling through the city in a Chrysler Town & Country, Kia Sedona, Nissan Quest, or similar model.

SUV Rental

Take advantage of the beautiful, green outdoors of North Carolina with our SUV rentals. SUVs can handle your gear and the roads whether you’re camping, paddleboarding, or just exploring out at US National Whitewater Center.

Long-Term Car Rental

Planning an extended trip? Our monthly car rental plan allows you to rent a car for up to 11 months without entering a long-term contract. Use the Avis app to choose the car you’d like and feel free to schedule a vehicle swap whenever you’d like.

Convertible Car Rental

Enjoy the wind in your hair in one of our luxury rentals. We offer a great mix of convertibles, including models like the Ford Mustang GT and Chevrolet Camaro SS. Find your way north to Route 16 and open it up with the top down (obeying all traffic laws, of course).

Road Trip From CLT Airport

Once you’ve picked up your CTL airport car rental, hit the road and be prepared for the unique culture that North Carolina has to offer. Our guide provides plenty of road trip destination recommendations not too far from Charlotte. Whether you stick to the city life, pop into a college town, or hit the outdoorsy towns with amazing views, you’ll have a memorable trip that will leave you wanting to come back for more very soon. Read more...

Preferred Service
Proceed to the Avis rental counter located across the street within walking distance. The Preferred Booth is on the 3rd floor (actually 2nd level). 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: Located across the street within walking distance. The counter is on the 2nd floor (street level) and the Preferred Booth is on the 3rd floor (second level). No shuttle necessary.
WALK-UP RENTERS: Follow airport signs for Car Rental Return. Temporary parking is available in Avis visitor parking. Go to Budget elevator core and go down 1 level to rental counter.

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