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Top tips for hiring a car at Knoxville McGhee Tyson airport

  • Currently, there's no public transit that serves Knoxville McGhee Airport (TYS). Ground transportation available includes charter companies, taxis, ridesharing, and car rentals. Of the four, a car rental at Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport is a convenient way of getting around Knoxville, TN. The most obvious advantage is that you can move about the city per your schedule. You'll also get to save a lot of money in the long run compared to taking public transit or taxi rides when in town.
  • Booking a car rental in Knoxville McGhee Airport is quite an easy process as you'll find car rental agencies right at the airport's terminal. The terminal building has two levels, and you'll find rental car counters on the lower level. Once you disembark from your plane, head over to the lower level to collect your luggage, and you'll see various car rental counters across the baggage claim area. We recommend that you pre-book your car reservation to ensure that you get transportation once you arrive at the airport.
  • To return your Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport car rental, companies often require that you return the vehicle to your car rental pick-up location. You'll approach the airport via the I-40 W and US-129 S if you're coming from downtown. As you enter the airport road, follow the Rental Car Return signs and look out for the dedicated car return lanes. Go to the company counter and drop off your keys and contract to complete the process. Ensure that you have fulfilled your fuel return obligations beforehand.
  • If you want to avoid the struggle of getting into or out of Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport, we advise that you schedule your airport arrival or vehicle drop-off time right. Peak working hours at the airport usually coincide with rush hour traffic on roads leading to the city center. You'll want to avoid morning and afternoon traffic when people are commuting to and from work. Generally, the morning traffic builds up as you head towards the airport, while the afternoon rush hour develops as you head over to downtown.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire at Knoxville McGhee Tyson airport for €66 or less
  • Book your car hire at Knoxville McGhee Tyson airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car at Knoxville McGhee Tyson airport

  • Which car rental companies at Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport are easiest to use?

    You'll find that multiple car rental agencies at the airport offer resources to make the whole rental process seamless. For instance, Alamo lets customers utilize the Accelerated Check-in feature, enabling you to spend minimum time at the car rental counter. With Budget's Fastbreak Membership, you'll skip the long rental counter lines and head over straight to your car. Avis also lets customers skip the long rental counter queues through the Avis Preferred service. Additionally, the companies all facilitate easy drop-off by accepting after-hours returns.

  • Are there any amenities available at Knoxville McGhee Airport car rental center?

    Car rental offices at Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport typically offer different amenities. Some resources that you'll find include vending machines for snacks or drinks, beverages, waiting areas, and restrooms. While these resources vary according to the provider, you'll find most of the amenities at the larger national chains that charge higher prices than their smaller counterparts.

  • What documents will I require to qualify for a car rental in Knoxville McGhee Airport?

    You'll be eligible for a car rental at Knoxville McGhee Airport if you're above the age of 21. You must submit a valid driver's license in your name at the time of renting the vehicle. International drivers should carry their foreign driver's license and passports for identification. Note that you'll not require an IDP when renting a car in Tennessee. You must also submit a debit or credit card with your name on it, but make sure that you verify the credit information requirements for the rental company you choose.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car at Knoxville McGhee Tyson airport?

    On average a car hire at Knoxville McGhee Tyson airport costs €66 per day.

  • What is the best car hire company at Knoxville McGhee Tyson airport?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies at Knoxville McGhee Tyson airport are Budget (7.4, 57 reviews), and Hertz (7.4, 62 reviews).

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Knoxville McGhee Tyson airport?

    The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Knoxville McGhee Tyson airport to off-airport locations is Alamo.

Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

9.1

Wonderful

48 reviews
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Most popular

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.1

Value for money

9.0

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2055 Alcoa Hwy

+1 844 868 8507

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10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Person at the service desk was awesome!! Very cordial and answered all of our questions

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Overall was a very quick and easy process. Due to weather, we had to rent a vehicle last minute. Alamo worked with us and turned an unfortunate circumstance into an east solution.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Every thing

8.0 Very Good

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very nice new car. Lady at the drop off was very friendly and pleasant to work with.

Cons:

Windshield was very streaky and not clean inside. Car had damage when I picked it up, nobody was there to report it to. The one way fees are expensive and I didn't see any indication about fees until you are signing up for the rental.

8.0 Very Good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Car smelled of stale cigarette smoke. Nasty

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly helpful easy good experience.

Cons:

Nothing, good experience, but the bottom line that I rented from Alamo was it was the best price out of all the competition.

1 out of 9

Budget

7.4

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.2

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2055 Alcoa Highway

+1 865 342 3220

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2.0 Poor

May 2024

KAYAK
I needed to make a change and could not get through by phone and I couldn’t make it online either do ti poor internet service.

4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2024

KAYAK
There is a fundamental problem in the car rental industry that makes it impossible for a customer to specify a feature that the vehicle must have to fit their need. If one were to take a road trip with a rental veh, adaptive cruise control is a game changer, not just for convenience, but to minimize the pain of locking my previously injured ankle in one position for hours at a time. Budget's rep tried but failed to find a veh that fit my needs, even though just weeks earlier I had rented two different vehicles from them that did have the feature, so I know they are in the fleet.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Fast friendly check in and check out. Clean car. Excellent customer service

6.0 Okay

Jan 2024

KAYAK
The vehicle itself was the only complaint. It was a nice vehicle but the windshield washers did not work. The dash said it was out of fluid so i bought some to fill it but it was full, but still did not work. Also, the rain sensing wipers were not working. Worst of all is that the front tires were worn of the edge, which makes it hard to turn in the snow that we had during the time i had the vehicle.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Straight forward. Easy drop off.

6.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off

Cons:

Our car was supposed to be smoke free and we could tell there was a smoker in it. It was BAD! We are non smokers and it smelled every day of having it. Very disappointing!!!

1 out of 13

Hertz

7.4

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.7

Value for money

7.3

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2055 Alcoa Highway

+1 865 342 3232

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4.0 Mediocre

Jul 2024

KAYAK
Car was dirty. Eaten sunflower seeds, drinks, and trash all in it. Sticky stuff everywhere. Car was NOT full of gas. Started with 50 miles less than I returned it with, AT LEAST. Rip off for sure. Not using Hertz again.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
We reserved a premium car. None were available (I understand) and we were given a Ford Ecosport. The smallest of SUV's. When we asked for a rate adjustment, they refused. Also the two drivers side tires were extremely low on pressure and missing valve stem caps. It is extremely difficult to find a source for airing up tires. When we returned to Sarasota, the pickup return location was chaotic. No one present to help, we didn't receive a final receipt, and the service overall was extremely poor. I guess the public are at the rental car companies mercy these days. Very disappointing.

6.0 Okay

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Was given a "Supplier's Choice" car which meant the smallest, dirtiest car in their inventory. I can only imagine few people want a Ford Fiesta that was not only tiny but also still dirty. Both the mirrors and side windows were obstructed by what looked like water stains and finger prints. My partner and I were too tired and in a hurry to go back and change the vehicle at the time of pickup but should I ever use Hertz in Knoxville again I will be double checking the vehicle quality and size before driving off. Book "Supplier's Choice" at your own risk. The cost was only slightly reduced at the time of booking for the inconvenience that the vehicle provided.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Friendly staff

8.0 Very Good

Dec 2021

KAYAK
The car was ok but was not as clean

2.0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
My plane was called back to the gate twice, putting me in Knoxville at 1220 am. The agent said that the deal was canceled because it was after midnight. He then tried to rent me a car for over 7 hundred dollars more than the original price. I got a car at Budget later that morning for less than the price of the original lease.

1 out of 12

Thrifty

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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2055 Alcoa Hwy

+1 865 342 3250

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
excellent

2.0 Poor

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. Didn't get the car.

Cons:

Despite calling and ensuring I could have the reservation in my friend's name - the car was for her, it didn't happen. They doubled the price when we got there.

1 out of 1

National

9.6

Wonderful

6 reviews

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.6

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2055 Alcoa Hwy

+1 844 868 8508

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to pick up the car and to return it before they opened.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Becca at the Knoxville Airport was extremely helpful and very professional.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The pickup and drop off process was very quick and easy. We were also given the option for an SUV, which I was thrilled to accept!

8.0 Very Good

Nov 2022

KAYAK
The person that helped us pick up the rental was EXCELLENT. He was the only one at the national AND alamo desk. He had a long line of customers to deal with but was super friendly and helpful. We were impressed with his professionalism and personalized attention as we picked up our car. There were two issues with the rental (one was a headrest issue) but we did not realize until we already picked up the car. There was little to no time to exam the vehicle prior to pick up. but we feel like the staff should have noticed the issues. Either way, we were really happy with the car rental and would definitely rent through this service again. thank you

1 out of 2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.3

Wonderful

17 reviews

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

9.3

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2010 Airport Hotel Dr

+1 833 886 0851

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7.2 Good

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Èverything but pick up was positive. Line to pick up car was long. Waited 45 min to get to the counter. Then had to wait 20 min for the vehicle to be ready.

8.0 Very Good

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was good. Drop off no one anywhere so had to leave keys in a box. Would have like a to be checked out and get a receipt.

Cons:

The tumbler when you turned the key stuck sometimes so you had to play with it to get it to turn. New Car strange!

8.8 Very Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick-up took a little longer

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff lovely! Car ready, clean, new

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2024

KAYAK
Great check in process and amazing team members.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Loved the agent. The free upgrade made my trip even better. Thank Enterprise

1 out of 3

Avis

9.0

Wonderful

16 reviews

Cleanliness

9.4

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.2

Value for money

8.0

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2055 Alcoa Highway

+1 865 970 2985

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2.0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Charged me for extra coverage that I did not want

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Tags was expired

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Ease of reservation online and drop off.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Vehicle selection excellent. Worked to make sure I got the vehicle I wanted.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2021

KAYAK
I was not given the vehicle I rented.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2021

KAYAK
No complaints!!!

1 out of 2

Payless

6.7

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

6.2

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2055 Alcoa Highway

+1 865 983 3446

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2.0 Poor

Jul 2024

KAYAK
I made reservations for a vehicle, paid for a vehicle rental, received a confirmation, but no vehicle was available for me. I have tried to resolve this issue by speaking with someone and have had very little success. I would like a refund but can't get in touch with anyone.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Smooth process. Pickup was simple, the car (a RAV4) was brand new and clean, the drop off was seamless. I can't understand why anybody would go to one of those other pricey car rentals when this one was as perfect as it gets!

Cons:

Honestly....nothing could have been improved. I bet I didn't spend more than 5 minutes TOTAL at the rental car counter and that includes pickup and drop off! Price was great, car was great, customer service was great. Seriously...nothing could have been improved.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car, easy drop off procedure.

Cons:

I arrived after 9:00pm because of a late flight which meant the booth was closed but thankfully the lady from Avis in the same booth managed to get me the car I had booked. Otherwise I'd have had to get a taxi and come back in the morning.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2023

KAYAK
They didn’t have the car I paid for! Terrible that your company booked it with a credit card and there is no communication with the car company IF they have any cars.

8.0 Very Good

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Service was good. Car ran well. There was an awful smell in the car like someone had smoked weed in the car and tried to cover it up with some deodorant spray or something. It was pretty bad and did impact our enjoyment of the car for the week.

4.0 Mediocre

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Car was fine but finding Payless in TYS (Knoxville) airport was almost impossible. They was no desk in the rental car area, I had to go to the parking lot to find them and even then the only signage that said “Payless” was one small (8”X11”) piece of paper that said Avis, Budget, Payless.

1 out of 3

Dollar

4.3

Mediocre

6 reviews

Cleanliness

4.3

Comfort

4.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

5.3

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2055 Alcoa Hwy

+1 865 342 3250

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2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Pickup and return, nobody was there, counter was closed. Waited over 2 1/2 hours for pickup and was done by Hertz counter. No walk around the car or anything after a long wait. And returning, drop box or anybody at counter.

8.0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The price was good but it was one of those dealer’s choice promotions. The vehicle turned out to be a Ram 1500 extended cab pickup which is way too big a vehicle for someone used to driving a car. After some discussion they were able to change it for a Toyota Carola. This was very appreciated, although the initial stance was they could not change it. The person working the desk didn’t seem to want to be there, but others he called over were helpful.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The reservation did not work. Terms and conditions applied that more than doubled the price (drop off fee). The agent at the desk was rude and unhelpful. Ended up going to Alamo which offered a decent price on the spot.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

They had canceled our reservation and car not available. Our flight canceled and rescheduled to later in day- not under our control. Sales person not nice and seemed bothered that we were bothering her. Not helpful at all. We rented from budget - they were very helpful and actually less expensive

2.0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
They cancelled my rental before I arrived (flight delayed out of LA) and told me I needed to call and tell them I was delayed (umm I was on the plane you morons how was I supposed to call). This happened to several other people in line as well. They overbooked themselves and ran out of cars so they refused to correct their own error. I ended up hoping back on Kayak and getting a car from Budget, which was a great experience, but some others that had their reservation cancelled were unable to get a car.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Wonderful car and great customer service

1 out of 2

Easirent

4.7

Mediocre

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2055 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, , USA Tennessee

+1 914 368 0091

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227 travellers who hired a car in Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.0

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Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

€66/day

Good deal

€66/day