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Car hire at Louisville Intl Airport

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Top tips for hiring a car at Louisville Airport

  • Opting for a car rental at Louisville Standiford Field Airport (SDF) grants you the convenience of exploring the artistic city. You can easily visit various places in Louisville that aren’t fully accessible by public transport. Renting also offers a fast and comfortable transportation option to downtown Louisville. You don’t have to spend much time at different stops, and you can opt for alternative routes in case of traffic. It is also cheaper compared to the collective costs of hiring a taxi to various destinations.
  • Collecting your car rental at Louisville Standiford Field Airport is super easy. There are multiple rental companies with on-site counters at the airport, making it easier to choose your preferred car at the best price. Once you arrive at the airport, visit the car rental counters with all your obligatory documents. All the car rental counters are in the baggage claim section. After signing the rental agreement, you can walk to the garage outside the baggage claim area, where you will find your car. Examine the vehicle’s technical condition and ensure the required maps are installed before starting your trip.
  • Returning your car to SDF isn’t that complicated once you decide to use a car rental at Louisville Standiford Field Airport. You’ll have to return it to the same point you collected or the selected drop-off point in your rental agreement. Some rental companies are operational 24 hours, so you can return the rental car during or after working hours. For companies with a scheduled return period, make sure you return before time to avoid the late return fee. Gather all your items from the car and check in at your rental company’s counter to hand over the keys and fill out the necessary documents.
  • Louisville International Airport is one of the busiest in Kentucky, so you’re likely to encounter traffic when collecting or dropping off your rental car. The busiest day of the week at SDF is Monday, and 2 pm to 3 pm is the daily peak hour. More bookings happen during this period, so you’ll likely experience long queues at the counters. You’re also likely to encounter high traffic at the airport during weekends, holidays, special events, and festivals.
  • Book your car hire at Louisville Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car at Louisville Airport

  • What type of documentation is required to rent a car at Louisville International Airport?

    Most car rental companies will ask for a valid driver’s license in your name or the main of the main driver held for at least one year. As a foreign renter, you should present an International Driver’s Permit alongside your domestic driver’s license. Additional proof of identity is also required through documents like a valid ID with a photo or your passport. Some rental companies may need you to present a printout of your rental voucher from the confirmation email.

  • What kind of amenities are offered at Louisville International Airport?

    Since SDF is an international airport, you’ll find multiple amenities and services. There are plenty of dining options at the airport. You’ll also find vending machines, ATMs, currency exchange services, baggage carts, disabled access, and power outlets. Parents traveling with infants can access nursing rooms at the airport. There are also multiple animal relief stations for passengers traveling with their pets.

  • How can I pay for my car rental at Louisville Standiford Field Airport?

    You can use a major credit card to pay for your Louisville Standiford Field Airport car rental. Most rental companies prefer this option because it is the perfect guarantee for the period you will be renting the vehicle. Some rental companies accept debit card payments, but there will be a limit on the period you can rent a vehicle and the type of cars you can rent.

  • What is the best car hire company at Louisville Airport?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire company at Louisville Airport is Budget (6.3, 59 reviews).

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Louisville Airport?

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

Louisville Intl Airport car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8.1

Very Good

41 reviews

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

7.5

One location in Louisville Intl Airport

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600 Terminal Dr Ste 8

+1 844 887 8408

Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Great pick up and drop off. The price seemed a little high.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Tall Paul was very friendly and helpful along with every person that helped me. Definitely a unique experience in this world today!

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Christine was great

8.0 Very Good

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff great easy drop of ff

Cons:

Lower prices of one way drop off

8.0 Very Good

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great

Cons:

Lower prices for one way drop off

2.0 Poor

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. They will let you book a car without having any cars!

Cons:

Actually had cars available.

1 out of 9

Budget

6.3

Best rated

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

6.4

One location in Louisville Intl Airport

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600 Terminal Drive

+1 502 366 3360

Monday08:00 - 23:0000:00 - 01:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:0000:00 - 01:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:0000:00 - 01:00
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2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
This was the SDF airport Budget rental counter. They told me I was unable to rent without a credit card on hand. Fair, I didn't know that was necessary. They then directed me 10 miles away to a Budget location they said could take my debit card. When I arrived, the second location was filthy, stinky and creepy. The clerk there told me they couldn't take debit card either, and the airport clerk probably told me that just to get rid of me. Because there were no accommodations or ways for someone without a credit card on hand to even consider renting a car, we had to call me elderly mother to drive 5 hours to pick us up so we could drive another five hours back to Pittsburgh. Miserable experience, I will never even try to rent from Budget again, and I will likely never rent a car again at all.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
They left early at the desk early than usual and I had a reservation. Enterprise accomadated me so they were equal in price and service so I’m switching.

6.0 Okay

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The car we rented was not clean and smelled bad. There were pretzels and French fried in a storage shelf of the console.

8.0 Very Good

Oct 2022

KAYAK
I wish I would have known someone smoked in the car before I rented it. I’m sensitive to smoke and I would have chosen a different vehicle.

8.0 Very Good

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly and helpful knowlegable

Cons:

Everything was on point

8.0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Cost.

1 out of 13

Dollar

5.3

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.1

Value for money

5.8

One location in Louisville Intl Airport

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600 Terminal Drive

+1 502 375 0681

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Although we've had mediocre experience with Dollar Rent-A-Car before, this one I definitely rate excellent. Pick-up was seamless, and drop-off even faster. Employees were courteous. Car was clean. Thankful they've upped their game!

2.0 Poor

May 2024

KAYAK
Horrible.customer service person was extremely unprofessional, rude, incompetent and no one held my car reservation so there were no cars.

4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2024

KAYAK
I was very disappointed that I had to wait for a car when I had booked it 2 months in advance. There should be no need to wait for a car….they told me that it was busy because it was spring break. You shouldn’t rent out more cars than you can supply.

4.0 Mediocre

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Dollar does not maintain their cars.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2021

KAYAK
Mary at the desk is the best. Yep highly recommend

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

If they actually had cars available. Why take a reservation if you have no cars?

1 out of 11

National

8.4

Very Good

8 reviews

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

8.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

7.9

One location in Louisville Intl Airport

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600 Terminal Dr Ste 8

+1 844 887 8409

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
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9.2 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very clean, drove off in less than 2 minutes!!!!!

6.0 Okay

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Too expensive for a 2 hour travel rental

Cons:

Be more competitive pricing

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
All perfect National have excellent customer service all ways

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2022

KAYAK
It was a one way drop from Louisville to Chattanooga due to Delta canceling my flight. The rental process was easy and although I booked standard-I got a Jeep.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2021

KAYAK
At pickup, they would not let us add drivers without every driver having their own credit card. We’ve rented from several rental car companies over the past 8 years and have never needed all 3 listed drivers to have their own credit card, only the primary renter has needed a major credit card. When we asked to use a debit card and a deposit to add drivers, we were told “that’s not how we do things here” in a rude tone. Because of that, we had to make a 14 hour trip (one way) with only one driver, out of 3 capable adults. When we picked up the van, it wasn’t cleaned well. There was sand and dirt in the carpet all throughout the second and third rows, the cup holders in the center console had something sticky in them, and there were candy wrappers in the third row. I didn’t notice the sticky substance or the candy wrappers until later that evening, when we were packing up to leave, so I cleaned it and went on. The oil had also not been changed in the car. I kept getting “change oil soon” notifications. We will not be renting from National again. I was not impressed with the lack of cleanliness, their lack of proper maintenance their vehicles, or the rental policy on adding drivers.

9.6 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick check in Walk straight to car No hassle departure from parking lot Easy, no hassle drop off Close to terminal Great customer service - polite, helpful and fast

Cons:

price could have been a little lower

1 out of 2

Thrifty

7.6

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

7.5

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600 Terminal Dr

+1 502 375 0681

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
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7.2 Good

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Agent at desk was friendly

Cons:

I was assigned a car but it was not in it's location. I had to find an employee to find another car for me, which took about 15 minutes. The car I received was dirty and definitely wasn't cleaned beyond pre-covid standards. I'm not a germ freak, but greasy fingerprints on the screen and doors and a greasy feeling steering wheel are just nasty.

6.4 Okay

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Never like the "up sale" stuff.

Cons:

The fact that a spouse is not free to drive?! Really in this day and time? Thrifty is on my short list to never use again.

7.2 Good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The price and the vehicle was great.

Cons:

At pickup, the vehicle was not ready, and had to wait. The help desk seemed to not want to be working. There was no information given about the return of the vehicle. I had to ask about return from the man working the gate, but even that was not enough. At return, there was no one to close the transaction, Just a sign saying to leave the keys in the car. I had to work with customer service for the next two days to get the extra daily charges removed from my credit card account because no one at the drop off location closed the account. I'll not rent from Thrifty and associated companies again.

9.6 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff pretty straight forward, not super friendly but nice enough.

Cons:

Drop off was a bit confusing. No attendant, no instructions.

2.0 Poor

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Horrible customer service. Getting help took an extremely long time. Bi will never use Tjrogty or Hertz again

Cons:

Actually being helped instead of having to wait long periods of time to have someone keep telling me their company policy does not allow this or they or the other thing

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Jeff is who helped me at pick up and he was professional, delightful, helpful and friendly. Our car was clean and ready to go. Everything about my rental experience was flawless.

1 out of 4

Hertz

7.0

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

6.9

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600 Terminal Drive Ste 11

+1 502 361 0183

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
The best.

6.0 Okay

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Car was 100 miles shy of a full tank of gas on pickup

2.0 Poor

Jan 2022

KAYAK
I showed up to the counter, and they told me they were out of cars. I was supposed to wait 2 hours plus with 100s of customers before me. Never got a car. Very disappointed

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2021

KAYAK
The lady who helped us was super friendly, the rates were low and got a free upgrade.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2021

KAYAK
Great rental Easy pick up and drop off process.

5.2 Fair

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Vechicle ran fine, had good amount of storage.

Cons:

Was told they didn't have a van like we requested and pre paid for. When we went to pick up the van. Had us all set to get a SUV upgrade for no extra charge, and then someone brought in a last minute van. Swithed us back to the van. It was not cleaned. The van also during the trip kept having maintenance warnings for the oil, and the tires...

1 out of 2

Avis

6.4

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

6.6

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600 Terminal Drive

+1 502 364 1901

Monday08:00 - 23:0000:00 - 01:00
Tuesday00:00 - 01:0008:00 - 23:00
Wednesday00:00 - 01:0008:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:0000:00 - 01:00
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8.0 Very Good

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Very good, counter people were professional

6.0 Okay

May 2023

KAYAK
The pickup process was not well run at all. Thirty minutes to get three people cars.

2.0 Poor

May 2022

KAYAK
The car I picked up was covered in crumbs and had empty soda cans and water bottles in the back seat. I am not buying from Avis again for a rental car.

4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2022

KAYAK
car smelled like smoke/vape passat wasnt available so they put me in crappy mitsubishi at same price line at louisville airport was so long PDF invoice link that was emailed to me was broken avis is terrible

2.0 Poor

Apr 2022

KAYAK
I was never able to get my rental. When I arrived at the airport, there was a line of people at least 30 long, and only one counter open. After 30 minutes, I noticed a hand written sign nearer to the counter that said “We will not be honoring same day rentals - Management”. Since I booked my rental that same morning, they refused to honor my reservation. I ended up having to use another resource outside of Kayak to secure a rental.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Fair price. Helpful staff and they valued my time and got me on my way.

Cons:

Fresh baked cookies at the counter would have been great.

1 out of 2

Payless

6.2

Cleanliness

6.1

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.3

Value for money

5.9

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600 Terminal Drive

+1 502 380 2266

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Wednesday00:00 - 01:0008:00 - 23:00
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4.0 Mediocre

Oct 2023

KAYAK
No drop off time flexibility drop off time had to be the same as pickup time or they would charge us another full day!

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Waited 90 min in line to pick up a car, even though I prepaid. Oil maintenance light came on 400 miles into my trip. I called Payless and I was told to get car serviced and save my receipts. Not and ideal situation during a vacation. We will see if I actually get reimbursed….

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Use a different company. My flight from Afghanistan had engine problems and we did emergency landing and forced. To spend night in Bulgaria. I called in as soon as plane landed to cancel or pushback one day but agent said no help. When I finally got to Car Rental in SDF they double charged me and the rates went up to a premium of 85 dollars a day. But thank God we didn’t crash and all of us military got home to the USA safe and next time I just will not book their Kayak

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Loved the car

2.0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
I had to go with a different rental company cause you guys didn't have what I needed

2.0 Poor

Jul 2023

KAYAK
The rep at the desk was rude and couldn't be bothered, instead of telling me credit card only she smuggly turned a sign around towards me and asked if I could borrow a credit card from someone. That is absolutely horrible customer service and kayak shouldn't do business with them

1 out of 5

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.0

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

4.0

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600 Terminal Dr Ste 18

+1 833 635 0430

Monday06:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

We didn’t get the price quoted by kayak

2.0 Poor

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

During my past experiences with Enterprise I have been able to use a debit card with appropriate identification which included paycheck stubs and utility bills at airports. It was during this experience with renting a car that I was not able to rent a car. I was told to go to another Enterprise location. Enterprise policies should be the same at all locations!!!

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly service and was treated like a regular valued client

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

tEveryone that I dealt with was extremely helpful. The customer service was excellent!!!

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The customer service from Alamo was superb. Overall loved the entire experience.

Cons:

Difficult to find where to pick up the car

9.2 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Enterprise in Cincinnati is super convenient dropoff next to a gas station

1 out of 1

Easirent

4.7

Mediocre

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Sunnycars

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600 Terminal Dr Ste 8, Louisville, , USA Kentucky

+1 914 368 0091

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215 travellers who hired a car in Louisville Intl Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.9

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