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

  • There are several modes of ground transportation from Palm Springs Airport (PSP), but car rentals are the most advantageous. Getting a car rental at Palm Springs Airport allows you to relish convenience and flexibility as you explore this city. Public transport might be the cheapest option from the airport, but its rigid travel schedule and delay times won’t give you the best experience while visiting Palm Springs.
  • Most of the respected Palm Springs car rental companies have their desks in the main terminal building at the Arrivals section, with their pick-up and drop-off lots just adjacent to the terminal building. Several off-site car rental companies are convenient. All you need to do is book your rental in advance, and you can have the rental delivered to you at the airport, or their shuttle can transport you to their lots just a short distance away.
  • California State Route 111 (CA-111) is one of the major roads connecting PSP to downtown Palm Springs. It is also one of the busiest routes, especially during rush hours. The morning rush hour on CA-111 starts from 7 am to 10 am, while the evening rush is from 4 pm to 7 pm. Traffic is usually packed, so avoid picking up or dropping off your Palm Springs Airport car rental during these hours. Avoid the major city routes during these hours for a smoother experience while driving your Palm Springs Airport car rental.
  • After-hours returns are available at Palm Springs Airport car rentals. When returning your car rental during after-hours, just follow the car rental returns signs to the return lot in PSP. Park the vehicle in the lot and lock it. Make sure to clear it of all your belongings. Walk into the main terminal building and place the keys and the completed return form in the dropbox of your specific car rental provider.
  • Book your car hire at Palm Springs airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Palm Springs airport

  • Which cars are offered at Palm Springs Airport car rentals?

    Palm Springs Airport car rentals have all sorts of vehicles to match your budget and needs. Anything you need, they got it, from compact economy rentals to large pick-ups to do the heavy lifting. Whatever kind of adventure you have planned, the roomy SUVs offered at Palm Springs Airport car rentals will ensure the whole family experiences them. Perhaps it is luxury you seek, and you should find affordable luxury rentals with premium features, upgraded performance, and lots of space for passengers and luggage. The passenger van rentals should be ideal for friends and family reunions, while minivans are also available for smaller groups.

  • Can I pay for my car rental at Palm Springs Airport without a credit card?

    Yes, car rentals at Palm Springs Airport accept various forms of payment. However, credit cards are the most preferred mode of payment. American Express, Discover Network, Visa, and MasterCard credit cards will be accepted at PSP car rental locations. You can also use debit cards to make your deposit, however, there are some restrictions while using debit cards. They will be accepted only when presented with a return ticket, and the renter’s name and current address must match the ones present on their driver’s license. Most debit cards with Visa and MasterCard logos will be readily accepted at PSP. Cash, money orders, and prepaid cards cannot be used to make a deposit but will be accepted when clearing balances at the end of your rental period.

  • What documentation do I need to get a car rental at Palm Springs Airport?

    Renters looking for a car rental at Palm Springs Airport must be 21 or older with a valid driver’s license and a credit or debit card in their name. Note that learner’s permits, temporary licenses, and copies of your driver’s license will not be accepted at the rental counters at PSP. Foreign drivers will be required to produce a valid driver’s license from their country of origin, and if the license doesn’t use the Latin alphabet, an International Driving License (IDL) will be required. You can also present a notarized translation of your driver’s license in place of the IDL. Also, the IDL must be submitted alongside your driver’s license for you to get a car rental at Palms Springs Airport.

  • What is the best rental car company at Palm Springs airport?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies at Palm Springs airport are Alamo (8.3, 92 reviews), Hertz (7.8, 95 reviews), and Budget (7.0, 137 reviews).

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

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

Palm Springs Airport car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8.3

Very Good

336 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.2

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3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way

+1 833 659 1910

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
Very pleasant person to get car. Liked the car a lot. The check in person in LAS was very nice

10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
Dry efficient. Timely. All Good

8.0 Very Good

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Too expensive.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Ivan checked me in upon return. He was helpful.

4.0 Mediocre

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Car was clean. But person at added expensive add ons without explanation. Costing me an extra $100.00!

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at the counter was very friendly and helpful, they just didn’t have very many people working so the line moved a bit slowly.

Cons:

Vehicle had no upgrades whatsoever (no moonroof, no push to start).

1 out of 52

Hertz

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.3

Value for money

7.4

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3400 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way

+1 760 778 5100

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Short line-up compared to other companies, good person at the front desk and fast and easy return, Price is my only complaint but that is with all rental companies.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
The customer service rep was very helpful and knowledgeable.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
We couldn’t have had a more perfect experience. I will always go back with Hertz.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Very good but the global cost all inclusive is very difficult to predict.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
After reserving my vehicle with a debit card via the pay later option when I tried to pick up my car at Palm Springs airport the Hertz employee told me because I didn’t have the CREDIT card I used to make the reservations I could not pick up the car and I could not get a refund. I had to have a friend reserve the car under his name and pay an additional fee to add me as a driver even though I was the one that reserved for and paid for the car. Again, I made the reservation with a debit card, but it hurts. Employee refused to accept the card that I used to make the reservation even though that is the policy.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
I arrived to only be told that I would be charged an additional 800 dollars on top of what I already paid online. I felt like I was being scammed for more money. I ended up paying 450 usd more than my quoted priced online when booking and paying. I feel very taken advantage of. Will never book again through Kayak or through this company. Disgraceful service and they should be ashamed.

1 out of 33

Dollar

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.4

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3400 Tahquitz Canyon Way

+1 866 434 2226

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8.0 Very Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very friendly and professional. The pick up and drop off were both very quick and easy.

6.0 Okay

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were fine, drop off easy

Cons:

We did not get the car we asked for--the alternative was too small for our needs. And, I felt ripped off by all the extra fees, etc. Based on the "advertised" Kayak price, we should have paid much less buying making an advance deposit. The fees drove up the total significantly. Net, most likely will not use a third party again for car rental.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Great experience!

Cons:

N/A

8.0 Very Good

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The process was pretty smooth and quick.

Cons:

They didn’t have the type of car we reserved (suv) and gave us a 4 door chevy. It fit us fine but wasn’t the size we’d reserved. Also, the car had a big dent and scratch along the back side which looked a little crappy driving it around Palm Springs.

8.0 Very Good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and helpful

8.4 Very Good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Counter agent in Palm Springs could have honored the original terms in the reservation from the beginning. The first contract he generated had the price at almost $900, the reservation price was about $398.00. It was corrected when I pointed it out to the guy.

1 out of 21

Budget

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

7.3

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3400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way

+1 760 778 1956

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2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Poor follow through on 2nd month and 3rd month of rental. Kept having to fix Budget errors in not renewing my lease until spending an hour waiting and then speaking on the phone to clear up Budget mistakes. Also overcharged by $100 on overall fee.

6.0 Okay

Mar 2024

KAYAK
There was a very long line at the counter and I had to wait for 35 minutes for the vehicle to be ready. This was frustrating to all involved. The employees were very kind and patient and were working as fast as they could.

4.0 Mediocre

Feb 2024

KAYAK
When I arrived just after 11pm to get my car, no one was manning the Avis/Budget desk at the Palm Springs airport. This despite their open hours being until midnight. I had to rideshare to my destination and return to the airport the next day to get my rental car. It took 90 minutes of waiting in line and at the desk for them to get me a car. They said they had run out of cars the night before. There was no communication about this nor was there any signage at the desk. A rep from another rental company told a couple of other parties and me that they had all gone home.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
took 3 hours of waiting in a line to pick up a car

8.0 Very Good

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Shorter wait in line (40 minutes wait to get to the counter). Did not have the vehicle I requested.

8.0 Very Good

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Wait time for car was the only issue.

1 out of 49

Ace

9.8

Wonderful

44 reviews

Cleanliness

9.8

Comfort

9.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.2

Value for money

9.8

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68150 Ramon Road

+1 760 399 4227

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Prompt shuttle, courteous friendly drivers and staff at office. Helped with luggage. Would recommend

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff! Very friendly. Easy check in and out.

Cons:

Can’t think of anything

8.0 Very Good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Had to wait a bit for the shuttle to reach the airport, but overall a good experience.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The company was quick to pick us up from the airport and processed our rental in less than 5 minutes. We were on the road 6 minutes after arriving at their facility.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent service from the pickup to paperwork to cleanliness to dropoff. I'll come back to them again.

4.0 Mediocre

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Not at the airport

1 out of 7

Thrifty

7.5

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

6.8

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3400 Tahquitz Canyon Way

+1 877 283 0898

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2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Entirely dissatisfied. We were placed in a car not equivalent to what was originally rented and the car we were given was unacceptable.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Everything was great

2.0 Poor

Mar 2023

KAYAK
A large amount of unreasonable and undeclared surcharges. Would never rent again with Thrifty.

2.8 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was ok but your policy lies.

Cons:

Keep it real when it says a rule in the policy they should stick to it

2.0 Poor

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. Your information was inaccurate. Was not able to take the car promised to me for not having a major credit care. Then was charged 10 dollars for penalty fee. Incredibly disappointed in customer service and buisness practices. I will never use your services again.

Cons:

Not charging me 10 dollars on a promise of a vehicle you couldnt provide me with.

4.8 Mediocre

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Why is the price that you pay always more than what is quoted when you book? Seriously why.... Its just so annoying.

Cons:

The price that I was quoted was what I paid. That would be normal...

1 out of 13

Avis

7.1

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

6.9

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3400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way

+1 760 778 6300

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6.0 Okay

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Extremely long pickup line on arrival Efficient drop-off

6.0 Okay

Mar 2024

KAYAK
The pick up desk at PSP is a disaster, so many people wanting cars and too few employees helping them. Very aggravated customers in the very long lineup to pick up vehicles. Express drop off, on the other hand, worked very well.

6.0 Okay

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Got to the desk and was shocked to see a line of people that probably would have taken over an hour to get a car. So went to the preferred desk when there was a budget and avis guy with nothing to do. I couldn't remember my number, but the guy looked it up. However, he gave me a Ford 150 truck -- a bit much. Soi, mixed bag, but appreciated the help

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Quick and easy for pick up and drop off

8.0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Initial vehicle assigned was not conducive to a bedroom with two bad knees, and a wife with a bad hip to climb into such a large vehicle

4.4 Mediocre

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off staff was efficient

Cons:

Car I specially requested was not available

1 out of 15

National

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way Ste

+1 833 659 1909

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.2

Very Good

23 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

8.2

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3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way

+1 833 445 1511

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2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I liked nothin about it. Staff not helpful. Long line. At front of line, I was told that my noon reservation was for a location 1/4 mile from the airport ( though it at an address called “airport road” and that that location was closed at the time of my pickup so I couldn’t pick go to pick it up). Who Allows a car rental reservation at a closed location? Then when they said they might have a car for me anyway, even though they weren’t giving cars to “walk ins”, I could not rent it with a debit card, even though they had a large sign that said to Rent with a debit card, you needed a return plane ticket. I had that and showed it. They didn’t care. Then I said- could you please hold that car until I ubered to my hotel And back and picked up a different credit card. They said no. I didn’t want to risk that car not being available. So I found a better car rental agency.(Avis) And will never rent from Enterprise again.

Cons:

Literally everything could’ve been better. See above. I commit to never using Enterprise again - even if it’s The least expensive or only agency with available cars. There were twenty people in line, one woman at the counter and a man flitting around with car keys in his hand and not interacting with customers and no apology from anyone foe the long line. Not a well run operation at all.

5.2 Fair

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Lovely people. Very helpful.

Cons:

I left a portable battery charger and cord in the center console. I went back to the Enterprise desk at PSP within an hour of returning the car. Was told car was on the ‘back lot’ for an oil change. And the back lot closed at 4pm. Promised to call next day which someone did. They found a cord that wasn’t mine ap obviously it wasn’t from my car. I had to buy a new one which cost over half what the car rental was. My fault yes. But either I was being fed a line about the oil change or else someone helped themselves to a charger. Second bad experience with Enterprise on a row. Rental in Portland lasts a month- reserved a compact but all they had was an aptly names Armada or a a pickup truck. I ended up spending over $100 on gas for the week.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was great to drive.

8.4 Very Good

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They were very helpful and helped me upgrade to a nicer car. Drop off was super quick and the shuttle was waiting. Best car rental experience I have had

8.4 Very Good

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Everyone at enterprise was amazing. Very kind. They really cared!

Cons:

The tourism charge.. i live across the street, and just needed it for the day while my car was getting fixed.. I don't understand that charge.

7.2 Good

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff. Clean, comfortable ChevyTrax. Unlimited mileage. One-way rental option.

Cons:

VERY long wait at airport to be escorted to our rental car. Many flights were delayed in arriving; Enterprise check-in counter was not staffed sufficiently. Expensive one-way fee for airport-to-airport.

1 out of 3

Airport Van

4.9

Mediocre

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Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

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Ace Rental Cars

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Ramon Road

+1 760 399 4227

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Advance Van Rental

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3400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way

+1 877 826 4680

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AutoEurope

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Palm Springs International Airport

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Eagle Rent A Car

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Palm Springs airport

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Sunnycars

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VIPCars Recommendation

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3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way Ste 5, Palm Springs, , USA California

+1 914 368 0091

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Zeeba Rent-A-Van

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3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way

+1 800 940 9332

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1115 travellers who rented a car in Palm Springs Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.1

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