One Great Way to Use The $9.99 Avis Airport Rentals To Save Money on Other Rentals

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Written by Charlie

Here is one way to take the $9.99 Avis airport rentals and save some big money for other rentals. If you need to rent a car for a few days or more, check this out!

After I wrote the post this morning about the $9.99 one way Avis rentals to/from airports, I really tried to see how I could use this for some upcoming trips. I found one way that actually could save someone a lot of money – if they can make the dates and airports work.

One Great Way to Use the $9.99 Avis Airport Rentals

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Actually, you can get them as low as $8.49 in base price if you pay ahead but all of the prices will have additional taxes and fees so I am going with Avis says.

There are some airport rental locations that charge a lot in taxes and fees to pay for the rental area, airport tax, and even some facility charges for things like stadiums. I remember the biggest sticker shock I had was when I was renting a car in Kansas City and saw the over $20 per day taxes and fees (is what it averaged out to).

Rent From Airport to Pickup in Off-Airport Location to Save On Fees

If you are renting a car for a week in some city like that, it could definitely be worth doing the one way car rental through Avis. When I was checking this all out with Kansas City as my test case, I saw that you can easily rent from one of the neighborhood locations and then drop it at the airport for no extra cost. So, that would be a great way to go.

$9.99 Avis

The cost of a week rental for an Intermediate class from Kansas City

$9.99 Avis

The cost for one week for the same car, picking up from an off-airport location and dropping at the airport one week later

So, here is what you would need:

  • Pick up the car from an airport on a Thursday or Friday
  • Drop it at one of the neighborhood locations
  • Have a reservation for that location
  • Return it to the airport (per your reservation)

In the case of Kansas City, this easily could save you $100 going through an extra step. Up to you if that is worth it, but that is a pretty great deal for me!

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

1 Comment

  • This is a great idea. Sometimes (like at EWR) I’ll take a cab to an off airport location to avoid those huge fees on an airport rental.