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Car hire at South Bend/Michiana Airport

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Top tips for hiring a car at South Bend/Michiana airport

  • A car rental at South Bend/Michiana Airport (SBN) offers a sure means to leap into the adventure of South Bend/Michiana, Indiana, including its off-road destinations. When visiting this area in a car, some must-see landmarks include the Studebaker National Museum and the Military Honor Park. One major advantage of a car rental is its ability to reach hidden gems not served by public transportation. Also, if you are here for a few days, you will find rental cars cheaper than taxis.
  • Consider booking your car rental at South Bend/Michiana Airport online if you want a great experience when you pick up your vehicle at the rental facility. KAYAK provides a user-friendly portal where you can reserve your car before planning to travel to South Bend/Michiana. When you arrive, a representative from your car rental agency will only need to verify your documents before handing over the keys to you.  Additionally, online booking guarantees you the exact car that you want.
  • It is advisable to check with the rental company your car rental at South Bend/Michiana Airport regarding their hours of operation and if they allow any grace period for renters planning to return their cars late. Usually, most car rental companies will allow you to drop off your car about 30 minutes to 1 hour after closing their office. With this option, you must lock the vehicle’s doors and drop the keys in the designated box.
  • July, followed by June and May, are the busiest months in South Bend/Michiana, with visitors flocking to the region to enjoy the great weather and explore the outdoors. Consequently, there is increased demand for car rentals, and you won’t be surprised to find long queues at the car rental counters as renters return or pick up their cars. To this end, the rental process can sometimes be slow, and they will require more time to verify your documents before giving you the keys.
  • Book your car hire at South Bend/Michiana airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car at South Bend/Michiana airport

  • What amenities are offered at South Bend/Michiana Airport rental car center?

    South Bend/Michiana Airport car rentals go an extra length to ensure their clients have a smooth driving experience around the town and its neighborhood. To cater to the needs of disabled clients, or those with reduced mobility, car rental agencies provide adaptive driving kits with aids such as pedal extenders and hand controls. Furthermore, families can get kid restraint devices such as booster seats for a small fee. Also, you do not have to worry if you are visiting during winter cars are fitted with winter tires, which are handy if you are touring rural destinations.

  • What do you require to rent a car at South Bend/Michiana Airport?

    Generally, you must be 21 or older before renting a car at SBN. Besides, it is imperative to know that the age requirement might depend on the vehicle classes. Normally, most car rental agencies require you to be 25 or older before renting luxury cars or convertibles. U.S. citizens and Canadian residents must possess valid driver’s licenses bearing their photographs, while non-U.S. citizens must have valid driver’s licenses from their countries of origin. If the license is in a language other than English, you must provide an International Driver’s Permit. Lastly, you will require a valid credit card to pay your rental deposit.

  • Where are the car rental companies at South Bend/Michiana Airport located?

    Many car rental outlets operate their counters at South Bend/Michiana Airport, and you can find their counters past the Baggage Claim area within the arrival terminal. Please check with your company whether the pick-up garage is on-site or off-site. National, Enterprise, Avis, Budget, Alamo, Hertz, and Dollar are popular car rental companies that provide shuttle or pick-up services from South Bend/Michiana Airport terminal to off-airport locations.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at South Bend/Michiana airport?

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

South Bend/Michiana Airport car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

7.6

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

7.0

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4639 Progress Drive

+1 574 234 3712

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
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6.0 Okay

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

We tried to get the van a day earlier... we started that task 4 days before our original pick up date...what a nightmare. So much so that we will never use Hertz again. Unbelievable that no one could get their business together to be able to figure out how we could rent the vehicle a day earlier.

9.2 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff, good value, so easy to get in and out fast.

Cons:

People were obviously vaping in the car. Didn’t do a great job at getting smell out. For a car with only 8,000 miles it smelled.

8.0 Very Good

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick Up Staff was helpful and friendly. Pick up and Drop off Easy

Cons:

Being an elderly person, I wish there was a brief review of car options. I had to go on you tube to figure out how to open trunk and 3rd car door.

8.4 Very Good

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was clean, no smells. It served me well.

Cons:

The parking lot where the cars are parked was disappointing, but this was a small airport.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Extremely disappointed as our agreement and payment was to/with Kayak NOT CarRentals.com. When we showed to pick up the rental, we turned away because of not having enough available credit on our major credit card. We were stuck with the $216 fee and NO car!!! At this point we're prepared to spread the word about Kayak car rentals....STAY AWAY and buyer beware. Please, we need our refund!

1 out of 7

Alamo

7.1

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

7.1

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4637 Progress Dr

+1 844 914 1555

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
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2.0 Poor

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Car was confirmed and paid via credit card but no cars were available- location had a negative number of car inventory- many angry customers!! We spent time and Uber money going to pick up cars there TWICE and confirmed order cars were not available!!

8.0 Very Good

Jan 2024

KAYAK
All went well, The car has a problem with re-fueling, The vent system is restricted somewhere.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Desk agent very prompt and friendly

Cons:

Gave us free upgrade

2.0 Poor

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

After arranging for the rental several days in advance and prepaying, I arrived to pick up my rental only to find that they did not have a car available for me. Instead I was offered my pick of dirty vehicles that had not been cleaned or refilled. Ended up going to Hertz and spending more money to rent a car spur of the moment but at least they had cars.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Upgrade for free

Cons:

Nothing

9.2 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Price. Bringing the car to the front. Quality of car.

1 out of 6

Budget

6.3

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.2

Value for money

6.4

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4643 Progress Drive

+1 574 234 4259

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
The person who handled our rental was very polite and knowledgeable about the process. Thank you!

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Guys at the counter were great !

8.0 Very Good

Nov 2023

KAYAK
While it would be nice if there was more than one employee to handle the counter when flights arrive, everyone was friendly and the entire process was pretty smooth from beginning to end. Car was great, too!

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Good!

2.0 Poor

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Rental company had no cars available for me. Sent me to another location and they had no cars available there either.

8.0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

Getting the car Shown on line not another.

1 out of 9

National

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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4637 Progress Dr

+1 844 914 1556

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2021

KAYAK
I have always had a great experience with Enterprise. I don’t like the fact to get great deals. I need a true credit card at the airport. So I have to pay a little more. Always professional and smile. Great job 👍

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.1

Very Good

17 reviews

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

9.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

8.8

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4647 Progress Dr

+1 844 914 1554

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Very easy, and friendly

4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes, staff was friendly.

Cons:

It was the customer service when trying to call South Bend I was always routed to corporate. No one was at the Enterprise desk in South Bend so no one walked around the car with me. A supervisor on the phone used a phone and/or had a soft spoken voice. I could not hear him.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and efficient. I was in and out quickly. Great experience.

Cons:

Only odd thing about renting in South Bend is there are no assigned spots. You everyone is walking around the lot hitting their car lock fob listening for the noise. It was actually kind of comical. But if the weather was bad or you were in a big hurry I could see how it would be irritating.

9.2 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off in Downtown Falmouth MA. was great, Attendant was helpful and friendly. Pick up in South Bend IN. Airport went well even though I forgot who was supplying the car and the Kayak email confirm was on my PC , not my phone, they found me, I got the car.

Cons:

The Ford Fusion hybrid has a weird feature where the engine turns off when you stop at a light or drive-through. This feature can be turned off by a button on the dashboard.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was excellent. Fast, efficient, friendly. The dropoff was super fast and easy.

Cons:

Nothing. Everything was perfect.

6.8 Okay

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was easy and drop off was easy too. Car smelled like cigarettes. It was 3° and I had to drive with the window open.

Cons:

No cigarette smell.

1 out of 4

Avis

7.2

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

6.5

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4643 Progress Drive

+1 574 234 1024

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
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5.6 Fair

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

Your website is misleading on the vehicle size. I wanted a chevy impala sized vehicle - emailed confirmation stated "chevy impala" . But at desk to pick up car i would have had to pay more for that class.. Clearly a bait and switch tactic. Wont use kayak again.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great, very smooth rental process

Cons:

car had a slight fragrance smell from cleaning products

3.6 Poor

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off was very simple and easy.

Cons:

Didn't receive the type of car that I reserved. The vehicle had recently been smoked in and smelled nasty!!!!

2.0 Poor

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Did not have the vehicle reserved in stock. Did not contact prior to arriving to pick up rental.

6.0 Okay

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Customer service wasn’t so impressive. They don’t seem to have a good system of handing off calls made to the local rental desk when nobody’s there to cover the location. It gets sent off to a distant call center where they don’t have access to all the info. Their explanation: we use two different systems. Yeah, well that’s very uninteresting to the customer. Maybe you should use one system and stop the excuses. Also, include taxes and fees in your initial quote. Also, be more clear about how electronic tolls work. I’m waiting to be hit with all kinds of hidden charges, and the toll highways around chicago don’t allow cash payments.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2021

KAYAK
When we arrived we were told there was only one clean vehicle available (Toyota Tacoma) and if we wanted anything else it would be dirty. Other than that no real problem in south bend. When I tried to drop it off in Chicago the address given to me was just a hotel (Hotel Loews) and they were unable to accept the car. Apparently they're listed as an Avis location because their guests can reserve a car at the front desk. Instead I found an overnight garage and picked a new Avis location in the morning. Hotel Loews should never have been listed as a drop-off location if they don't accept drop-offs.

1 out of 3

Dollar

6.9

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

7.1

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4639 Progress Drive

+1 866 434 2226

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
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2.0 Poor

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing Very unprofessional

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great friendly, helpful, I really liked the minivan, It was my first time driving that make and model car and I decided that I may just go bye me one.

Cons:

The instructions of use for the plate pass could of been explained, it's a metal box that is stuck on the windshield. I did.have to travel on the Indiana -Illinois toll way and did not know that the box contained a ez pass. So electronically the box was being picked up and I was pulling over to pay cash Lol. 3 days later I figured out what the metal thing on the windshield was. The staff did compensate me for my trouble with the platepass, and I was very pleased with the way they handled it.

9.6 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Great vehicle for family vacation.

Cons:

Air conditioning does not work well when car switched to alternative power. Works great when driving, but not when stopped.

6.4 Okay

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The SUV.

Cons:

One poor employee was asked to staff all of Dollar and Hertz. I waited more than 20 minutes in line. He was a terrific employee who was asked to do far too much. Not fair to him or to the customers.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was brand new with only 400 miles!

Cons:

I had a hard time finding the car in the lot. The numbering was difficult to use.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car gets great gas mileage.

Cons:

Restrictions when paying with Debit card.

1 out of 4

Easirent

4.7

Mediocre

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South Bend International Airport

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4637 Progress Dr, South Bend, , USA Indiana

+1 914 368 0091

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173 travellers who hired a car in South Bend/Michiana Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.8

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