Rent a Car at Knoxville 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
Location Type: Corporate
Hours of Operation: Sun 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM; Mon - Fri 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM; Sat 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM


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 the TYS airport car rental pickup. When approaching the airport, follow signs for Rental Car Return or Car Rental and look for the dedicated return lanes.

Knoxville Airport Car Rental

Travelers bound for Knoxville arrive at McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) in Alcoa, Tennessee. Downtown Knoxville is only 12 miles north of the arrivals terminal. From compact cars to SUVs, you’re sure to find just the right vehicle. Couple that with our great rental car deals and you’ll see why Avis is the preferred choice for car rental at the Knoxville airport.

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

Leverage the Avis rental experience at the Knoxville airport with options like:

  • Reservation Tracking in the Avis App

  • One-Way or Roundtrip Rentals

  • Economy, Premium, and Luxury Models

  • On-Site Airport Location

See Available Vehicles

Rent a car that’s tailored to the purpose of your visit. Check out the selection during your visit by filling out the form at the top of the page.

Van Rental

When you need a car rental for a Gatlinburg, TN, vacation with the family, consider our 12- and 15-passenger van rentals or a minivan with 7 or 8 seats.


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SUV Rental


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


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Long-Term Car Rental

The longer you rent a long-term car rental in Knoxville, 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 from the Knoxville, TN, airport allows you to travel in the utmost comfort and class. We offer muscle cars, premium SUVs, and more! 


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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. There you’ll find shops, cafés, restaurants, and even outdoor movies some days. 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.

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