Rent a Car at McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)

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McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)

Address: 2055 Alcoa Highway, Alcoa, TN, Tennessee, 37701, U S A
Phone: (1) 865-970-2985
Hours of Operation: Sun 8:00 AM - 1:00 AM; Mon - Fri 6:00 AM - 1:00 AM; Sat 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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Location Information

Where is Avis at the McGhee Tyson Airport?

Preferred Service
PEAK TIMES: (Sun 1400-2200, Mon 0700-2200, Tue-Fri 0700-2100 unless otherwise indicated at rental counter area) Proceed to baggage claim area on lower level. Bypass rental counters and proceed to parking garage through doors immediately on either side of rental counters. Our representative will provide your preprinted rental agreement and keys at our garage booth.
NON-PEAK TIMES: (All operating hours not listed above) Proceed to baggage claim area on lower level. Rental counters are immediately across from baggage claim area. Identify yourself as a Preferred member to receive your preprinted rental agreement and keys at the rental counter.
General Directions
AIRLINE PASSENGERS: Proceed to the baggage claim area on lower level. Rental counters are immediately across from baggage claim area.

WALK-UP RENTERS: Follow signage to rental car return area in garage. Pull all the way through the Budget numbered parking area to dedicated return lanes.
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.

TYS Rental Car Return

Return your Avis car rental to the Knoxville airport car rental lot located at 2055 Alcoa Highway, Alcoa, TN, 37701. Note that this address is the same as Avis Knoxville airport car rental pickup.When approaching the airport, follow signs for Rental Car Return or Car Rental. Make sure to drive through the Budget numbered parking area to the dedicated return lanes.

Knoxville Airport Car Rental Information

Travelers bound for Knoxville arrive at McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) in Alcoa, Tennessee. Downtown Knoxville is only 12 miles north of the arrivals terminal and a comfortable rental car from Avis Car Rental can get you where you need to go in comfort and good time.

Submit a date and time in the form above to see our wide range of available airport car rentals, from compacts to SUVs. You’re sure to find just the right vehicle to suit your needs. Couple that with our great rental car deals and you’ll soon see why Avis is the preferred choice for Knoxville airport car rentals.

The Avis TYS car rental counter can be found on the lower level of the airport, opposite of the baggage claim area. Complete the paperwork, grab your keys and head straight to your rental car—it’s that quick and easy. Or, skip the paperwork line by registering for Avis Preferred, so all you’ll need to do is pick up your keys and go!

Wherever you decide to spend your time in Knoxville, you can count on your Avis rental car to get you there. Leverage the Avis rental experience at the Knoxville airport with options like:

  • One-Way or Roundtrip Rentals

  • Economy, Premium, and Luxury Models

  • Open Until Midnight

  • On-Site Airport Location

What is the best type of car to rent in Knoxville?

Rent a car that’s tailored towards the purpose of your visit. If you’re looking to go on a camping trip in Tennessee’s majestic forests, an SUV would be a perfect choice, or if you are headed out on a road trip you may prefer a van rental. Avis offers many types of car rentals at the Knoxville, TN airport, including those listed below. Download our app or fill out the form above to view which models are currently available.

Van Rental

A van rental from Avis is fantastic for large gathering like a business conference. Consider our 12- and 15-passenger van rentals, or a minivan  with 7 or 8 seats.

SUV Rental

SUVs offer the rugged power that you need to drive through the Great Smoky Mountains or explore the rolling hills of Tennessee.

Economy Cars

Sedans are great when you’re looking for the best gas mileage. Pick from a variety of car sizes including compact, intermediate, and full-size sedans.

Long-Term Car Rental

The longer you rent a long-term car rental, the more you save! We even offer one-way options if you are feeling the call to explore!

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Luxury Car Rental

A luxury car rental will allow you to travel with the utmost comfort and class. We offer muscle cars, premium SUVs, and more!

Convertible Rental

No car rental will allow you to take in the beautiful landscapes of the Volunteer State quite like a convertible. Drive with the top down!

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Rent a Car and Explore Knoxville

McGhee Tyson Airport car rentals from Avis are the ideal way for visitors to get around Knoxville and take in all the city has to offer. Be sure to make time for a stroll through Market Square between meetings, here you’ll find shops, cafés, restaurants, and even outdoor movies. If you’re really lucky, you might be able to get tickets to a University of Tennessee football game. Whether you’re at the game with family or you’re entertaining a client, this is the place to experience just how intense college sports are in the South.

Check out these other local recommendations for a relaxing and memorable trip.  

Local Attractions

  • Ijams Nature Center

  • Frank H. McClung Museum

  • Zoo Knoxville

Restaurants Near TYS

  • El Sazon Mexicano

  • Ming Tree Chinese Restaurant

  • Puleo’s Grille

Nearby Hotels

  • Hilton Knoxville Airport

  • Courtyard by Marriott Knoxville Airport Alcoa

  • RT Lodge

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