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Driver's age: 26-65
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Cheap car hire at Burlington airport

Economy€94/day
Compact€73/day
Intermediate€84/day
Standard€72/day
Full-size€72/day
People carrier€218/day
Premium€132/day
Compact SUV€86/day
Intermediate SUV€95/day
Standard SUV€111/day
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Top tips for hiring a car at Burlington airport

  • A rental vehicle in Burlington, VT allows you to experience the city like a local. The downtown area is located a relatively shorter distance from the flight hub. While you might consider boarding a bus or taxi, these only take you to a specific terminus, with a few stops along the way. By partnering with a car rental at Burlington Airport (BTV), you get a vehicle that you can drive to any destination you like, attend meetings in style with a classy ride, and even go off-roading with an AWD without worry of getting stuck.
  • Driving in Burlington is relatively easy, although it's critical to understand the traffic rules before driving around. While a continuous double yellow line in the middle of the road indicates "No Overtaking" in other countries, you are allowed to overtake unless there's a road sign indicating a "No Passing Zone". Additionally, a right-hand turn is permissible on a red light unless there's a sign telling you otherwise. If you choose to use Williston Rd 2 heading toward the city center, you can expect heavy traffic on Main St, especially during the rush hour.
  • Once your rental contract is over, your Burlington Airport car rental will require you to return the car within the specified time. It's easy because you return it to the exact location you pick it up. When you reach the airport, you'll see "Rental Car Return" signs leading to your rental company's designated parking lot. Is your flight scheduled to take off outside the vehicle rental operating hours? You can still return the car during the after-hours. Park the vehicles and secure the locks, drop the keys in the key safe, and you'll be ready to head to your departure terminal.
  • Saving money with a car rental at Burlington Airport can be tricky, considering that onsite rental companies usually include a "premium location surcharge," tax fees, and other extra costs for various things such as GPS mapping and electronic toll devices. One secret of cutting down your on-airport vehicle rental costs is to purchase your rental company's auto insurance. Not only does it reduce your liability significantly, but it also alleviates the need to pay for the additional costs.
  • Book your car hire at Burlington airport at least 7 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car at Burlington airport

  • Where can I find car rental counters at Burlington International Airport?

    Arriving passengers will find car rental counters conveniently located in the main terminal, right across the baggage conveyor belt. Specifically located at 1200 Airport Dr, the internationally renowned rent-a-car companies have desks next to each other, and you can easily choose your preferred Burlington Airport car rental. Once you're done with the booking process, you can access the vehicle onsite. From the counter, use the skywalk to access the parking lot where the car waits.

  • Do I have to refill my rental car's tank before returning it?

    Usually, you won't find your car waiting for you with a full tank. Refilling the tank before returning depends on whether you purchased the gas during pickup or not. If you did, then you need to return the car to the same gas level you picked it. If you prefer not to refuel the tank, your car rental at Burlington flight hub will charge you according to their local rates, which are typically steeper than the standard gas prices. You can access a refueling station south of the flight hub, along Airport Dr.

  • What requirements must I meet to rent a car at Burlington Airport?

    Any traveler wishing to obtain a vehicle from a car rental at Burlington Airport must be age 21 or older. You also must have a payment card (either a credit/debit card from a major provider) bearing the renter's full name. Furthermore, you'll need to have a valid, government-issued driver's license. Any foreign national will require a passport as proof of identity and an international driving license. Note that 21 to 24-year-old renters might be required to pay a daily "young renter's surcharge" and will be limited to only specific types of cars.

  • What is the best car hire company at Burlington airport?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire company at Burlington airport is Budget (7.1, 52 reviews).

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Burlington airport?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Burlington airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, National, and Rent-A-Wreck.

Burlington Airport car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8.5

Very Good

30 reviews

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

7.9

One location in Burlington Airport

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1200 Airport Dr

+1 844 934 1072

Monday07:00 - 23:59
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7.2 Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I noticed at pick up that the wheel cover was missing. I took a pic as suggested by the attendant, if I found any issues with it. When I arrived at my destination, I was asked if I had a flat tire along the way. I told him no that the wheel cover was missing when I picked it up. He told me that I was driving with a donut. I was shocked as it didn't appear smaller than the other tires and I had driven for 4 hours and 260 miles at top speeds of 75 mph. I have no idea if there was another spare in the trunk, the flat tire, or nothing. Fortunately nothing happened, but could have been ugly and never should have been rented out in that condition.

6.4 Okay

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to pick up and easy to drop

Cons:

The car smelled like cigarettes. Very smoky and had to drive with the windows cracked.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes everything went well, drop off was really easy.

Cons:

Satellite radio would of been nice but I’m not complaining for the price of the rental.

7.6 Good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very friendly, pick up easy, convenient location, no line.

Cons:

Car was a bit dirtier than I had expected, coffee stains on ceiling that I didn't notice until later. Nobody in garage during pickup or dropoff, but as long as they don't charge me for someone else's mess, I'm ok with that.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

It was great. Thanks!

7.6 Good

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

No snow brush.

1 out of 7

Dollar

7.7

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.2

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1200 Airport Drive

+1 866 434 2226

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2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Pick up in Burlington was great—quick and easy, friendly and helpful staff. Drop off in DC at Union Station was horrible—drove around for an hour trying to find the return location, signs were either nonexistent or just plain wrong, and later got charged for fuel because the gas tank wasn’t full due to the extra hour of driving, even though staff at the drop-off location said they would waive the charges. Even at the drop-off location, almost no staff and signs, some employee had to waive me down and told me to park in a random spot to return the car rather than a proper return lane. No way to protest charges except to fill out a random feedback form.

8.0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Drop off had more paper work than I would have had with hertz or something.

1.9 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK
First of all, there were no Dollar agents at the rental service and the service was handled through Hertz. Returned the rental car one day early and they stated that there would be no refund since the transaction was made through Kayak. Extremely poor customer service.

8.0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was super easy.

Cons:

Line for rental car reservation pick up was long. Took almost 45 minutes to get car from counter clerk, who was working solo with a long line.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Price

3.6 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I was charged extra fees at pick-up that I was NOT made aware of. I would have never rented from here if I knew I would end up paying DOUBLE the offered amount. The woman who tried to explain on customer service was rude. The car smelled like cigarette smoke.

1 out of 8

Hertz

7.7

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

6.9

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1200 Airport Drive Ste # 3

+1 802 865 4080

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8.0 Very Good

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Good

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
I reserved an intermediate SUV. Got email confirmation from kayak. Went to Hertz and they had reserved for me a small EV. Not big enough to fit my family. They told me if i wanted a bigger car i would have to pay more. They had no record of me requesting an intermediate SUV. They told me that I would have to talk to Kayak to get a refund. They told me they are unable to process refunds and that kayak is responsible for that. I am not sure that is true. I called hertz national customer service and they said they would refund but didnt give me a specific confirmation number. We ended up not getting the car. I still dont know if we are getting a refund

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Managers car choice was an excellent option for me. Thank you!

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Upgrade

Cons:

Drop off key box at the rental return area instead of having to go into the building to return the key

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

It was great on the Burlington, VT end. The worst at the New Bern, NC end

Cons:

Got to New Bern, NC to return the car and no attendant could be found. Waited almost an hour and no one showed at the counter nor did they answer phone when I tried that. Left key and car. Receipt emailed me charged different rates than quoted thru Hertz on paperwork when car picked up. Tried calling Hertz and couldn’t get a person. Will call Credit card company to negate charges.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The service was great, so easy

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 9

Budget

7.1

Best rated

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

7.4

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1200 Airport Drive

+1 802 651 6991

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6.0 Okay

Feb 2024

KAYAK
The attendant at Burlington knew I was dropping off the vehicle in Paramus NJ, but tried to give me an EV with very little range, which would not have made the trip. I got her to give me a different vehicle, but she gave me a Mustang with rear wheel drive and not great tires. Unfortunately it snowed the that night and I almost could not make it out of Burlington because the roads were not plowed. Luckily it did not snow further south and I was able to make the trip. Rear wheel drive in Vermont in the Winter is never a good idea. Had I known it was so bad in the snow, I probably would have requested a different vehicle. Luckily I am a very experienced driver and was able adapt and navigate the slick roads without incident. However, the person at the drop off in NJ was great. He was very understanding and helpful. Great employee.

8.0 Very Good

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Prompt service

6.0 Okay

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Pickup took almost an hour due to the line at the counter. Everything else was great!

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Unfortunately we had a terrible experience. The wait was over two hours. The line was infinite. Thankfully my two year old behaved and patiently waited. Nevertheless, everyone in line was extremely upset. The car was dirty and full of garbage. I will never rent with Budget again. Kind regards, Peter Ventre

2.0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
I had to wait 2 hours for my rental car because they had none. Even though a reservation means you reserve the car and it’s there at the slotted time. I felt bad for the people running the counter because they were being yelled at by many others. But I quickly lost sympathy when they finally had a car, rushed Nd manipulated me with the insurance and gave me a Canadian car that had a KM dash. Never again.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Booked for $89 and receipt was $157.50 and no one to speak with! Filthy , smokers car!!! Brutal!!

1 out of 12

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.8

Wonderful

19 reviews

Cleanliness

9.7

Comfort

9.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.8

Value for money

9.6

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1200 Airport Dr

+1 844 934 1071

Monday07:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Great customer service e at pick up and drop off. Both Jasons were able to make sure I got the rental terms my family needed at pick up and Noah provided great customer service when we returned our rental. I would highly recommend Enterprise!

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Cameron at BTV set me up with a great car. I would have been stranded without him.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Lady behind the counter was super friendly considering the Covid-19 changes in effect

Cons:

This has nothing to do with the rental company, just the location... the airport has limited access, only one door is unlocked to enter, just made for a lot of extra walking

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

We reserved a van from the airport but was able to pick up right at the local Williston Road Enterprise for the same price. This location was easier for us as we were able to leave our smaller car there while away. Great price! I called this location a couple of times and employees were helpful.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Easy pick up and drop off. Super friendly staff.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Should be info about lost and found. Forgot my pillow in the car

1 out of 4

Avis

6.9

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

6.9

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1200 Airport Drive

+1 802 864 0411

Monday08:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
I liked the convenient and efficient process of getting my car. My return flight was very early and I also appreciated the convenience of dropping the key in the return box. The car I rented was a Toyota RAV4 and it was wonderful!!! Car was clean and running well.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of reserving and pick up was just as efficient.

Cons:

nothing comes to mind

2.0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
90 min for car to be ready, even tho my reservation was for 3 hours earlier.. bottlenecks cleaning car

4.0 Mediocre

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Unfriendly staff! GPS that was not working and constantly requeste SW updates

4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2023

KAYAK
I paid for a mid sized SUV and instead was given a car no bigger than a sedan. My whole goal in paying TRIPLE the price for an suv was to feel safer while driving in the snow (there was a major snowstorm while I was there). When I complained at the counter, the lady said there was nothing she could do even though there were bigger SUVs available in the lot. Instead, I slid and slipped multiple times and was terrified I’d get into an accident. It was traumatic.

4.0 Mediocre

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Poorly staffed, huge backup at pickup counter. Apparently they did not have staff to clean returns. After waiting almost an hour we chose to take a "dirty" car just to get out of there. The counter staff was pleasant, felt bad for them having to deal with the situation.

1 out of 5

National

6.9

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

5.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

5.9

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1200 Airport Dr

+1 844 934 1073

Monday07:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2021

KAYAK
Everything was perfect

3.9 Poor

Aug 2021

KAYAK
For older and physically impaired users, better description of the size, leg room, comfort and entry and exits are needed. We may not know the car name and type. To us mid-sized means a roomy sedan not a compact car. Our expectations include an odometer, easy adjustment of the steering wheel and seats. This car was like driving a roller skate. We hit our heads getting in the car, banged our knees on the dashboard and I struggled to get out of the car. Also, personnel need to offer to show the car features and explain them. We didn’t know how to remove the ignition key!

1 out of 1

Easirent

4.7

Mediocre

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AutoEurope

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Burlington International Airport

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Sunnycars

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1200 Airport Drive #10

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Thrifty

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1700 Williston Rd

+1 877 283 0898

Monday04:30 - 23:59
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6.4 Okay

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Thrifty seems willing to refund me the insurance if I send them proof of payment.

Cons:

I had already purchased insurance through carrentals.com and then was billed for it again on the rental. I asked for snowtires and was told they didn't have any. They driving at this time was very treacherous without snow tires.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

GREAT SERVICE

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Vehicle was just what we ordered. Service was great and price was the best.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were really friendly and helpful

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were all extremely friendly, the shuttle was prompt and the car was exactly what I needed at a very reasonable price.

Cons:

My only suggestion would be to be more clear on how to reach the business from the airport. I had to go to another business' rental counter to ask so they could call the shuttle for me. The shuttle arrived quickly after that.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff and quick pickup am Bd drop off

1 out of 0

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1200 Airport Dr, South Burlington, , USA Vermont

+1 914 368 0091

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188 travellers who hired a car in Burlington Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.0

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Most popular car type

Intermediate