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Car rental at Harrisburg Airport

Driver's age: 26-65
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Top tips for hiring a car at Harrisburg airport

  • One of the real benefits of car rental at Harrisburg Airport (MDT) is that it’s convenient and cost-effective. While there is a public bus service that can take you from the airport to the center of town, this could be problematic, especially if you have a large group or you are carrying a lot of luggage. You can also utilize a taxi service or a rideshare service, but these can be pricey, especially if you need to make multiple trips while you are on your trip. That is what makes renting a car such a great option both in terms of convenience and price.
  • It is easy to get your car rental at Harrisburg Airport when you arrive on your flight. You will find the customer service counters for all the rental car companies that operate here right in the baggage claim area. Once you arrive at the counter you can simply show them your driver's license and they will provide you with your contract and your keys. The cars that are available to rent are parked in the lot just outside of the baggage claim area.
  • Returns for car rentals at Harrisburg Airport are easy as well. As you make your way down Terminal Drive at the airport, you'll see a blue sign that says Rental Car Return. This will direct you to the parking garage that houses all the rental cars. Once you are there, park your car in the appropriate location for your rental car company, lock the car, and then place your keys and your contract in the dropbox for your rental car company. If you do need to speak to a staff member about your rental car, most companies have staff on hand seven days per week from early in the morning until late in the evening.
  • The airport is generally the busiest during early morning hours between 5 am and 8 am and during what the airport refers to as their afternoon rush hour which occurs between 2 pm and 6 pm. During this time, you may find long wait times for your Harrisburg Airport car rental. That is why it is so important to make a reservation before you arrive at the airport, so a car is waiting for you when you arrive.
  • Book your car hire at Harrisburg airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Harrisburg airport

  • What type of documentation am I going to need to rent a car at this airport?

    For travelers that want to rent a car at this airport, you will need a valid driver's license that has the name of the renter on the license as well as their photograph. For travelers that are visiting from a country other than the United States, you can use your valid driver's license from your country of origin but you also need to present a second form of identification such as a passport to the rental company.

  • What type of car should I rent when I'm visiting Harrisburg?

    Because winters here can be chilly and roads can get slippery, something like an SUV it's a great idea to keep you secure on icy roadways. If you are visiting any other part of the year, a great option is a minivan to carry all of your travelers and their belongings.

  • What type of amenities will I find in the rental car area at this airport?

    One of the advantages of having all the rental car counters right at the airport terminal building is that passengers can access all the airport amenities while they rent their car. When you are at this airport, you’ll have access to plenty of restrooms, including nursing rooms, plenty of dining and shopping options, as well as plenty of staff to assist passengers with any questions about the airport or the area.

  • What is the best rental car company at Harrisburg airport?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company at Harrisburg airport is Budget (7.8, 67 reviews).

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Harrisburg airport?

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

Harrisburg Airport car rental reviews and directory

Budget

7.8

Best rated

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

7.7

2 locations in Harrisburg Airport

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1958 West Harrisburg Pike

+1 717 944 0484

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
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2 Terminal Drive

+1 717 948 3720

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
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4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Don't rent an electric car. Chargers are not simple to use and are not easily found and available.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
The Front Desk Agent add Liability to the Car, without telling me.when i saw the final receipt , i was surprised. I called Budget but they said i signed it.so no refund.its so bad.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Everything was great except the signage at the airport could be better to direct folks towards the rental areas. Also a touch of confusion about the insurance but it all worked.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Clean Fast and easy

2.0 Poor

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Booked my car reservation several days ahead of my arrival.. upon my o time arrival I was told they had no cars available. The gentleman working the counter explained that after 4 hours they cancel reservations because most people reserve a car and don’t show up. Budget left me and my you son stranded in Harrisburg, PA. Worst customer service I have received from a rental company. I will never use Budget rental, and I suggest to whomever reads this, to seek alternate rental providers.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very positive experience.

1 out of 20

Hertz

7.4

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

7.3

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2 Terminal Drive

+1 717 944 4080

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
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4.0 Mediocre

Oct 2021

KAYAK
I arrived after a full day of flying across country and was exhausted. The woman handling my rental had already chosen a car which would not have been my preference. I arrived at the counter by wheelchair and explained that I needed a car with a more upright seat. She disregarded my comments and said to check the car and come back to the counter if I wanted to switch. At this point, handling my bags and walking with a crutch, this was an unrealistic expectation on her part. I managed to use the car, but found it painful getting in and out of it.

8.0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Price was good and the car was nice and clean.

Cons:

When I dropped off at JFK Airport, I was in dire need of a restroom after driving across New York and getting stuck in traffic. The woman at the desk didn’t want to give the code to use the restroom. I guess that will teach me not to have White Privilege.

8.0 Very Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Great car, very clean

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy check out

Cons:

na

9.6 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Extremely helpful staff. Proactive in foreseeing problems and preventing them.

7.2 Good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The disinfectant sticker and smooth pick up.

Cons:

The pickup location was unable to get information on other locations one way vehicle selection. I had a busy day and was trying to find a vehicle in a location closer to my work. Drop off location was under staffed and some what unprofessional looking. The vehicle had scratching, some plastic missing from the body, and dirt around the passage door on the interior (making me question the disinfectant sticker).

1 out of 13

Avis

7.4

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.1

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1862 W Harrisburg Pike (Local Renters)

+1 717 616 8438

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
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2 Terminal Drive

+1 717 944 4401

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
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8.0 Very Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

No SUV's for one-way rental when I got to the counter. Was not notified in advance. Young lady worked it out and was able to secure one for me.

9.6 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup process was quick and easy

Cons:

The cost for a one-way rental was higher than it should be

8.8 Very Good

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The gave me a brand new Dodge Durango after I reserved a small economy vehicle. It was a very nice car.

Cons:

The sales representative was very unmotivated and a bit rude to me at the counter.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean and roomy . Fair price

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

My flight was cancelled and Avis was very accommodating to allow me to change the drop off destination at last minute with no additional charge.

7.6 Good

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I liked being able to pick up and return car at airport. Counter could use more staff. Car was ready when I arrived and the return went very quickly.

Cons:

I thought the option for refueling would mean you would pay for what you used. It looks like I paid for a full tank of gas which I would not have used. It is a great option but they should be fair and charge based on what you actually use.

1 out of 8

National

10.0

Wonderful

3 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

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2 Terminal Dr Ste 102

+1 844 855 7196

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
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Saturday07:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

2.0 Poor

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Originally tjhe price

Cons:

I tried to change my dates by 1 day and the price more than doubled so I cancelled and went with another company

1 out of 1

Alamo

8.8

Very Good

26 reviews

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.9

Value for money

8.4

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2 Terminal Dr Ste 102

+1 844 855 7197

Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
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2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
They didn’t have any cars.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Car The was nice clean ran well. pick up and drop off fast.

Cons:

nothing really.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

staff helpful and drop off and pick up easy.

Cons:

price

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Little strange 1 guy taking care of 3 rental car agencies. little slow not objectionable.

Cons:

Wouldn't change. Guess everything was OK considering the Covid situation,.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Picked up the car at 11:30 pm in MDT. You have to deal with National Car Rental since the Alamo is closed. Started driving the car and notice the gas gage was just touching the low side of full. When I brought back the car the agent immediately corrected the fuel error in my favor.

1 out of 5

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.1

Very Good

21 reviews

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.3

Value for money

7.8

One location in Harrisburg Airport

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2 Terminal Dr Ste 102

+1 844 934 1093

Monday08:00 - 23:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Quick and easy.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Newer model clean car with easy pickup and drop off .

Cons:

On drop off of car was inspected closer they would have found my lost candy bar that I really wanted once I got on the airplane.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Efficient service with no surprises. Enterprise delivered exactly what I expected.

Cons:

There was nothing that I didn't like about my rental.

6.8 Okay

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick check-in & check-out, quick replacement of vehicle.

Cons:

Though it was a 1-way rental, still pretty steep @USD 93 for a day. The original car allotted smelt terribly of cigarette smoke, but was replaced immediately.

8.0 Very Good

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The soul was more comfortable than expected.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The desk agent was very nice

Cons:

Being nicked and dimed for gas. Just charge me for for I actually used.

1 out of 4

Payless

6.0

Okay

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1862 West Harrisburg Pike

+1 717 616 8438

Monday09:00 - 16:00
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Easirent

4.7

Mediocre

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Harrisburg International Airport

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Sunnycars

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2 Terminal Drive

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2 Terminal Dr Ste 102, Middletown, , USA Pennsylvania

+1 914 368 0091

Monday00:00 - 23:59
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256 travellers who rented a car in Harrisburg Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.0

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Most popular car type

Intermediate