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Cheap car hire at Dayton airport

Economy€98/day
Compact€64/day
Intermediate€64/day
Standard€68/day
Full-size€66/day
People carrier€145/day
Full-size SUV€166/day
Premium€119/day
Premium SUV€209/day
Standard SUV€76/day
Intermediate SUV€81/day
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Top tips for hiring a car at Dayton airport

  • It is easier to get a ride that suits your budget and style at Dayton Airport car rentals. Thankfully, a large selection of quality vehicles is tailored to make your trip comfortable and exciting. At KAYAK, we partner with rental companies that add more fuel-efficient cars to their fleet every year. This means more savings on your side. Choose from a wide variety of models in the compact, economy, standard, mid-size, full-size, premium, or luxury classes. No matter your choice, car rentals at Dayton Airport have something to fit your needs at an unbeatable rate backed by top-notch service.
  • Once you’re at Dayton International Airport (DAY), proceed to the rental kiosks inside the arrivals terminal to sign the rental agreement. Other counters are located on Terminal Drive (a short walk south of the arrivals). The representatives at the counters will direct you to the parking lot after handing you the keys. If you are using valet service, the manager will escort you to the vehicle and give you the return details.
  • Normally, a car rental at Dayton Airport requires clients to drop off vehicles at the same location they picked them up. The return area and key drop locations are marked to make your work easier. Several companies share the parking space on each level, so watch out for signposts to avoid parking in the wrong slot. On-site returns made outside of normal working hours are allowed. You simply park, lock the car, and place the contract and keys in the drop box at the rental office. Then the attendants will check the car for mileage and any damages. If you paid for the rental car in advance, you will receive a receipt via mail. If any charges are pending, the company will send you the bill in about 48h.
  • Some car rental agencies at DAY provide off-site facilities as return areas. This could be a small location in the city of Dayton where you’ll find an attendant. If you have to settle some payments, follow their instructions and leave the car at the designated spot. Read the fine print to determine if you are liable for damages that may happen if you leave the car at the wrong places.
  • Book your car hire at Dayton airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car at Dayton airport

  • How can I save on the cost of my car rental at Dayton Airport?

    If you are looking for the most affordable trips around Dayton, a few tips can improve your savings. First, know the type of vehicle that suits your budget. Avoid renting more than you need. Secondly, take advantage of the filters on our landing page to make comparisons of car rentals prices offered by different suppliers. Finally, be smart when looking over the mileage and fuel policy. Unlimited mileage could save you bucks in long-distance travel and protect you from penalties of exceeding the daily allowance. As for fuel, opt for a full-to-full agreement.

  • What is the best insurance coverage for my rental car?

    When it comes to insurance, strive to get the best value possible. It may not seem like a sensible move when trying to save money on your car rental, but it is worthwhile. Consider how much you will be risking while driving without insurance versus what you could save if you paid for road protection in advance. Most car rental deals provide a basic cover for bodywork, so if the car gets lost or sustains damage, the replacement cost will be on you. Consider buying extra insurance before your trip so you don’t leave anything to chance.

  • What’s the minimum age to rent a vehicle at Dayton International Airport?

    Anyone who is 21 or older can rent a car but it is important to review the supplier’s policy. Sometimes, there are surcharges for those under 25 and rentals for high-end models. A driver’s license is a must, but you must check if your rental company has requirements on the level of driving experience.

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

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

Dayton Airport car rental reviews and directory

Dollar

8.4

Very Good

67 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

8.5

One location in Dayton Airport

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3789 Terminal Drive

+1 937 898 5806

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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8.0 Very Good

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick-up area was easy to find, and overall the staff I interacted with were professional and friendly.

Cons:

The signage about which drop-off area to use was apparently incorrect, which made things confusing and tiring after my trip.

7.6 Good

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

It would have been helpful to have the drop off procedures for when an attendant wasn't present explained during the pickup.

5.2 Fair

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

The employees on the phone...both times, at the desk, and at pick up and drop off. Very rude.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I had to cancel my rental based on not having a major credit card. I went with Avis whom was more accommodating. I will not be renting with Dollar in the future.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service was outstanding both picking up the car and in returning. Will rent from dollar again.

4.4 Mediocre

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was nice, although it smelled pretty weird.

Cons:

The car cost more than advertised, by about $100, so it was almost double of what I expected. The insurance I bought online with the car (3rd party) I was told was useless, and they were known to not honor the purchase if something were to happen, so that's $30 I won't get back. All in all it was a lot of wasted money.

1 out of 13

Thrifty

7.5

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.7

Value for money

7.5

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3789 Terminal Drive

+1 937 898 5806

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was terrible. As I was walking up to rent the vehicle they locked the door, looked at me, and left.

Cons:

The customer service. I was treated much better at Alamo where I ended up having to rent from because I was not able to get my rental when I needed it from Thrifty.

6.8 Okay

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Thrifty staff member was very pleasant and helpful. Vehicle was very clean and ready to go.

Cons:

If you rental agencies would offer something besides those cheap Chrysler products. I realize they practically give them to you (how else could they get rid of them), but they are very uncomfortable and noisy. Luckily I only need a van once in a great while. And thankfully you have better quality vehicles to rent when I need a sedan or coupe.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything went very smooth. I really appreciated it

9.2 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

When the strip would not work on my credit card, the agent said it was impossible to enter it manually! Luckily I had another car, but NOT the one that I wished to use! Gotta be a better way!

2.0 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The car smelt like weed and it was never cleaned out. The windows were filthy.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, super easy pick up and drop off.

1 out of 9

Budget

6.0

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.5

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3600 Terminal Drive

+1 937 454 5615

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Jun 2024

KAYAK
I reserved a minivan for a weekend getaway and they didn't have one available. I was told at the counter that that all vans were reserved for the last 3 weeks because of a big event. With that being said my trip was ruined. Do let people reserve a vehicle if you dont have any available its miss leading and can ruin a vacation

4.0 Mediocre

May 2024

KAYAK
The first car to which I was assigned smelled terribly of cigarette smoke. I had to go back to the counter and wait in line behind several other customers to ask to be assigned to another vehicle. The representative, while not very pleasant and certainly not apologetic, did give me another vehicle, which was not very clean. The vehicle (Ford Escape) performed fine and then the drop-off on return was quick and easy.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Getting in and out of the Budget garage is awful, but the rest of the experience was great.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Wow, what could have been better? Well, everything was great so if it was even better it would have been free. Yeahhh, I know. People it was great. Thank you.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

No car available when we went to pick it up 70 miles away from our home. They charged me for travel insurance anyway.

3.2 Poor

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The base price was very reasonable.

Cons:

It took at least 45 minutes for me to pickup the car. There were four people ahead of my in line and only one person working the counter. The car was filthy on the outside when we picked it up. It was a hard blue car with road salt completely covering the sides and side windows. The steering wheel had some brown sticky substance on it. I was planning on returning it with a full tank, so when I picked the car up I told them that. I thought I remembered a gas station close to the airport, but apparently it wasn’t where I remembered. We didn’t ace enough time to go out of our way (traveling with a young child was partly to blame) and I dropped it off and told them. I had used just over half a tank and was charged $75 to refill the tank to full. Very frustrated overall and was finally charged a lot more than I expected for a dirty product and my fault if not returning it with gas.

1 out of 10

Alamo

10.0

Wonderful

24 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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3600 Terminal Rd

+1 844 816 4381

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2024

KAYAK
Everyone was polite and knew how to do there job. Rare these days.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Excellent service, I will deal with you

10.0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Individual walk up selection of vehicles. Cleanliness. Reliability. Great gas mileage.

Cons:

What I didn't like. Extraordinarily slow at the counter. Thinly veiled customer service with a smile. Not genuine.

8.4 Very Good

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Good value for the price

Cons:

Car made some strange noises, but nothing serious.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was amazing. Loaded Nissan Altima. One of quietest, smoothest cars I've driven.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Dayton Airport Alamo offers clean vehicles in a convenient, walkable location close to baggage claim. Alamo personnel were professional and efficient.

1 out of 4

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

10 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

10.0

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3600 Terminal Rd

+1 833 445 1510

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:30 - 21:30
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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6.0 Okay

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car with all the options, comfortable ride.

Cons:

Needed large vehicle to pickup clients. Car was dirty, inside and out. Had to spend my own money to clean the car so it was acceptable for picking up business professionals. Inside was not vacuumed, chip crumbs in the door handle, some sticky white substance on the dash and several seats and candy in the creases of the rear seat. Not acceptable condition for a car going out to a customer. Cars should be cleaned inside and out when they are returned before being checked out to a new customer. Cost me $20 that I shouldn't have had to spend! Also, the system was down when I returned the car, so I was told I would receive a receipt in email. Never received the receipt, called customer service to make sure the car was showing returned, but still haven't received the receipt.

8.8 Very Good

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I have rented many cars and have had plenty of bad experiences. This time was not one of them.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

All went well!

3.6 Poor

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

I asked for a different car after the first car they brought me had a musty smell, so they brought me a new one.

Cons:

I couldn't figure out how to move the back of the seat forward and since it was pouring rain outside I didn't want to get out of the car to get a closer look. When I reached my hand down by the side of the seat my fingers were covered in a greasy substance so I gave up after that. Having my seat back too far made my 3 hour trip from Dayton to Cleveland a bit uncomfortable. The car also had a weird blind spot on the side. There was also trash in the back seat. I was expecting more for a company like Enterprise.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great new vehicle

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 2

Avis

6.7

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

6.6

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3600 Terminal Drive

+1 937 898 5835

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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8.0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were efficient and friendly (if not very helpful when trying to make changes).

Cons:

I booked a compact car because I wanted a fuel-efficient compact car. What I GOT was an SUV. Wouldn't change my "upgrade" even though there were quite a few compact cars in the Avis lot.

6.0 Okay

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The confirmation time was not accurate. The rental was not at the airport and we had to drive home and come back. First time in 30 years that we faced this.

5.6 Fair

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was nice

Cons:

Removing fuel option at end as instructed was terrible and no one seemed to know they could do it and how--had to wait.

9.6 Wonderful

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

I was not happy that our extra day was so expensive compared to the rest of the rental I am not sure if other rental cars make you pay for the whole tank if you buy the gas in advance. It would seem that if I pay you to refill it you would know how much is in the tank at that point and then be able to charge me later that day

7.6 Good

Dec 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

The car (vw Passat) was clean, had great gas mileage. Very smooth ride.

Cons:

Horrible odor of cigarettes. Like people, not just the person before me, totally ignored the no smoking rule and the company didn't care enough to get the odor professionally removed.

7.2 Good

Dec 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Good selection but so inconvenient to pick up and drop off without entering the airport. Tried to ask a question and calling the front desk was impossible for three days without going to corporate office kept being put on hold for 10 minutes only to be automatically transferred. Too much hassle for simple rental.

1 out of 3

National

8.6

Very Good

No reviews available

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3600 Terminal Rd

+1 844 816 4380

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
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Easirent

4.7

Mediocre

No reviews available

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James M Cox Dayton International Airport

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Hertz

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3789 Terminal Dr.

+1 937 898 5806

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
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8.8 Very Good

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

They should check tire pressure

7.2 Good

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy in, Easy out. Gave us an upgrade at no extra charge, because they didn't have anymore small cars.

1 out of 1

AutoEurope

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Dayton International Airport

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Sunnycars

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3600 Terminal Drive

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VIPCars Recommendation

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3600 Terminal Rd, Vandalia, , USA Ohio

+1 914 368 0091

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
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218 travellers who hired a car in Dayton Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.8

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