Car rental at Palm Springs Airport

Car rental at Palm Springs Airport

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Palm Springs, CA - Palm Springs
Feb 3 — Feb 10
Same drop-off
Palm Springs, CA - Palm Springs
Thu 2/3
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Thu 2/10
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Cheap car rentals in Palm Springs Airport

Economy$42/day
Compact$45/day
Intermediate$52/day
Standard$57/day
Full-size$57/day
Full-size SUV$81/day
Premium$72/day
Luxury$72/day
Intermediate SUV$58/day
Compact SUV$58/day
Standard SUV$68/day
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Palm Springs Airport car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (296 reviews)
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
Alamo
Locations in Palm Springs Airport
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJan 7 2022
Had a great experience and all the people were super friendly especially Ernesto
2.0 MediocreDec 30 2021
There was nothing to like. Our flight was delayed 20min and by the time we went to the Alamo counter they had gone home. There was no phone call or text to check with us. Pretty much all other rental car companies were still opened for business when we arrived around 10:50pm, so we rented from Avis. We couldn't get the car that we wanted but we didn't have much of a choice, so we took what was available. Definitely not a way to start a vacation. On top of everything else nobody bothered to reach out to us to see why we didn't pick-up the car we had reserved weeks prior to our trip.
10.0 ExcellentDec 24 2021
Pick up and drop off was ExceptAirport! When I picked up the car, the gentleman at the desk walked outside to show me some option as the car I wanted wasn't available. He was super friendly, helpful and facst! It was raining when I dropped my car off and Escobar (I really hope that's his name) held an umbrella open for me! He was the BEST! I will definitely use Alamo at the Palm Springs airport!
4.0 OkayDec 11 2021
Was an hour wait for the car to be ready.
8.0 ExcellentNov 21 2021
We were initially given keys to a car that had just been returned. Alamo employee said the crew had not put the location it was in but will be in the two Alamo rows. Searched and finally found it in the rental car return lane. Car had not been checked in or cleaned. I returned to the counter and explained the situation and within minutes they had me keys to a comparable car and we were on our way.
10.0 ExcellentNov 9 2021
Less expensive would have been better
10.0 ExcellentMay 26 2021
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.Vehicle had no upgrades whatsoever (no moonroof, no push to start).
8.0 ExcellentMay 17 2021
Very efficient desk staff and return processVehicle was not ready for pickup; waited 40 minutes for it
8.0 ExcellentMay 3 2021
The reservation agent charged me two extra hours (almost a full day's rate, three hours would have been a full day's rate). I was unaware I was a little more than an hour early, I had made the reservation a month and a half ago. When I noticed the total amount was more than what was on my reservation paperwork I was told it was because I was early. When I said I could go have lunch and come back in an hour the agent replied she's already opened the reservation and couldn't change it now. She said she could only cancel the reservation and that I'd be free to make a new one. This was during the covid car shortage and they were turning away people due to the shortage of cars and the cars that were available were renting at a premium. I know canceling a reservation is not the only option unless it is a new company top down policy.
8.0 ExcellentApr 5 2021
The car was an upgrade from what I reserved due to unavailability, and it was a nice car.Someone had smoked in the car and it needs to be cleaned better.
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Rated #2
Dollar
8.1 Excellent (117 reviews)
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
Dollar
Locations in Palm Springs Airport
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentDec 21 2021
Service was very good
10.0 ExcellentDec 21 2021
Renting was the easiest with Dollar. All the employees were over the top helpful and ready to serve. I was amazed how seamlessly everything went from the setting up of the reservation through the car pickup all the way to the return. They did exactly what they said, I'd use them again
8.0 ExcellentDec 21 2021
Bit expensive. The vehicle’s bluetooth failed
1.9 HorribleAug 20 2021
I wasn't able to rent a car through dollar because I do not use credit cards, I only use debit cards. I went to Avis and had an excellent experience.
2.0 MediocreJun 9 2021
They charged me double what it was supposed to be.
8.0 ExcellentApr 12 2021
The staff was very friendly and professional. The pick up and drop off were both very quick and easy.
6.0 GoodJan 23 2021
Staff were fine, drop off easyWe 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 ExcellentJan 9 2021
Great experience!N/A
8.0 ExcellentJan 6 2021
The process was pretty smooth and quick.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 ExcellentJan 4 2020
Staff was friendly and helpful
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Rated #3
Hertz
8.1 Excellent (143 reviews)
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
Hertz
Locations in Palm Springs Airport
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 8
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJan 5 2022
We did not pick up vehicle. It was cancelled and I did get a confirmation that I cancelled it and now am still waiting for a refund. Frusterated to find out who I need to talk to about this refund. My email is mancinimf@hotmail.com please let me know whom I need to talk to.
10.0 ExcellentJan 1 2022
Very efficient.
6.0 GoodDec 29 2021
Car made a lot of noises and didn’t appear to be properly maintained
2.0 MediocreDec 21 2021
The process of purchasing through Kayak was simple and convenient. However the service and response from the Hertz "partner" was the complete opposite. I had to cancel the second week of my reservation because of an illness (that turned into the eventual passing of a family member). Hertz was non-responsive to my request for a refund and was even less helpful when I finally submitted supporting documentation at their request. I changed my request for a refund to a credit when I return there in a few months, and my request seemed to vaporize! Deeply disappointed with the Hertz response and will not return to such a heartless organization. To the contrary, my dealings with VRBO over cancelled accommodations (which involved much more significant dollars) cold not have been more empathetic or convenient. Shame on Hertz and way to go VRBO!
10.0 ExcellentDec 18 2021
Nicest customer service reps and best prices.
10.0 ExcellentDec 13 2021
Best price by far among the major players in car rentals. Booked online, then straightforward pickup and return at the airport. Car was clean and perfect for my little vacation. Well done!
6.0 GoodDec 5 2021
Too long a wait
10.0 ExcellentNov 29 2021
Liked the efficient check in and airport pick up. The Chevy spark was perfect for us, easy to park and fun to drive
4.0 OkayNov 29 2021
Lineup at the airport took 45min to get thru as people kept being taken from other companies (Dollar/Thrifty) before us. Vehicle key was electrical taped together, windshield seal was gone and we were hearing a wind whistle while driving the entire time. Seems like a bit of a safety issue.
2.0 MediocreNov 11 2021
Received a defective car where the tires blew out within 24 hours after picking up the rental. Lost over 3 hours having the car towed and was an exhausting experience.
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Rated #4
Budget
7.8 Good (150 reviews)
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
Budget
Locations in Palm Springs Airport
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJan 26 2022
Increased the price at pickup and then told me that was the new price
6.0 GoodJan 16 2022
Easy counter experience but old and dirty worn out car
10.0 ExcellentJan 8 2022
Our customer service person at check in was awesome - promote her!
4.0 OkayJan 7 2022
The car had several dings and there was a piece of plastic around the trunk that came loose.
6.0 GoodJan 2 2022
Left my garage door opener in the car. Budget made no effort to retrieve it
10.0 ExcellentDec 21 2021
The price had gone up, but the local Budget was willing to price match the quote Kayak gave me. In addition, they gave us a Prius, which totally saved us money on our 500-mile California road trip!!
10.0 ExcellentDec 21 2021
Worked as expected.
10.0 ExcellentDec 10 2021
Staff were friendly and accommodating
10.0 ExcellentDec 1 2021
Great job. Fast,friendly and a nice upgrade!
8.0 ExcellentNov 30 2021
Rentals are very expensive these days. Will seek alternatives next time.
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Rated #5
Ace
8.9 Excellent (36 reviews)
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
Ace
Locations in Palm Springs Airport
  • 9.2
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8.4
  • 8.9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 7 2021
I needed a drop off to my home 2 miles away. No one available. Had to call a friend to pick me up.
10.0 ExcellentMay 7 2021
Great staff! Very friendly. Easy check in and out.Can’t think of anything
8.0 ExcellentJan 27 2020
Had to wait a bit for the shuttle to reach the airport, but overall a good experience.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 22 2018
Off airport, but fast and easyThe 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 ExcellentFeb 10 2018
Excellent service from the pickup to paperwork to cleanliness to dropoff. I'll come back to them again.
4.0 OkayOct 5 2017
Not at the airport
8.0 ExcellentSep 24 2017
Ace rentalClean car.Extra charge for airport drop-off.
10.0 ExcellentApr 22 2017
Much better option than the places at the airportNo line .. they picked me up promptly & had me on the road in no time. No hassles, no problems. Had to extend 2x on the rental & had no problems. Have already recommended to 2 friends & would use again!
10.0 ExcellentApr 11 2017
Picked us up at the airport and drove us to the rental car pickup right on time. Car was basically brand new and super clean. Staff was friendly. They drove us back to the airport when we dropped the car off. I would totally rent from them again!
8.0 ExcellentMar 2 2017
Honest reliable service and a good priceOur car was pretty dinged up with scrapes and even what looked like cigarette burns on the seat. The vehicle had close to 40,000 miles on it. We initially didn't see a rock chip on the windshield because it was raining and we thought we would get hassled about it. We did not. They were honest about the chip being there when we picked up the car. The car ran well, the shuttle service to and from the airport was on-time and friendly and the price point for this vehicle was very good. We would use them again.
Rated #6
Avis
8 Excellent (53 reviews)
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
Avis
Locations in Palm Springs Airport
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 8
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentDec 2 2021
Very good
3.9 MediocreSep 10 2021
I like that the car rental lot was right outside the door, but we had to wait over 30 minutes to get our car when we arrived. Then they tried to charge us for an extra hour when we returned the car. It was not the best experience...definitely needs work in terms of expediting customers and customer service. It took about 15 minutes to figure out, but we finally received a credit for the hour they were trying to charge us for.
4.4 OkayAug 31 2020
Drop off staff was efficientCar I specially requested was not available
2.0 MediocreFeb 16 2020
NoneThere were 60 people in line for their car in Palm Springs and became over heated and to leave the line. Two agents were not enough.
8.4 ExcellentJan 27 2020
The folks at the counter were nice, they upgraded my car, which was nice. Dropoff was easy.The pick up line at Palm Springs Airport was long and slow.
9.2 ExcellentDec 16 2019
Staff were very friendly. Drop off was super easy.
10.0 ExcellentDec 10 2019
Pick-up and drop off super easyThe person in the counter wasn't very friendly. Seem to be annoyed.
9.2 ExcellentNov 6 2019
The VW Atlas was a rattle trap. It took a bit to realize the backup camera didn’t go off after reversing the car, you have to manually touch the screen’s X to make it go away. I thought the V-6 was unresponsive. We figured out how to delete prior users smart phones that were constantly trying to pair with the car. Little things yes, but something that Avis could take care of when the last few people turned the car in. It did allow me to give the Atlas a thorough test drive as I had been considering it in a field of SUV’s to purchase.
9.6 ExcellentJun 24 2019
The upgradeThe smell, scent, in the car. Smelled like marijuana
10.0 ExcellentMay 27 2019
Staff was friendly, drop off was easy. Great that you can pickup car on site at airport without needing to take a shuttle somewhere.
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Rated #7
Thrifty
8 Excellent (64 reviews)
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Palm Springs Airport
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreDec 8 2021
Poor service, 25 people on line to get their car and only 2 working, waited over and hour for the car
8.0 ExcellentDec 1 2021
Car had no GPS, was higher mileage and somewhat tired. Rode well, good on fuel. Size worked out well.
6.0 GoodJun 28 2021
Staff was friendly when picking up the car.The "SUV" was a modest sedan with a hatch-back. Thrifty "support" is very poor, as I needed to consider a change to my reservation and they were not helpful. Additionally, it was difficult to understand the person on the phone. I would not recommend using Thrifty for car rentals.
2.8 MediocreOct 5 2020
The staff was ok but your policy lies.Keep it real when it says a rule in the policy they should stick to it
2.0 MediocreMar 14 2020
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.Not charging me 10 dollars on a promise of a vehicle you couldnt provide me with.
4.8 OkayDec 23 2019
Why is the price that you pay always more than what is quoted when you book? Seriously why.... Its just so annoying.The price that I was quoted was what I paid. That would be normal...
5.2 OkayDec 2 2019
Friendly staff but my reservation was screwed and my rate was changed for no reasonShould have gotten the reservation correct
10.0 ExcellentNov 27 2019
Everything was good. I have no complaints.
9.6 ExcellentJun 26 2019
Car was inexpensive and in good shape. Drop off was easy. Had to wait s whole for an agent to come to the desk for pick up. Would rent again
2.0 MediocreFeb 2 2019
Nothing.Credit checks. Why on earth do you need to do a credit check? I have thousands of $ in my bank but because my credit isn’t good enough for you I was turned away. Literally standing there with verifiable funds and turned away after I made the booking and flew across the country. I needed a car. Fail
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Rated #8
National
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
National
Locations in Palm Springs Airport
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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Rated #9
Enterprise
8.7 Excellent (14 reviews)
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Palm Springs Airport
  • 9.4
  • 9.1
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
5.2 OkayOct 21 2018
Try to get something back you left in the car. Forget it.Lovely people. Very helpful.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 ExcellentAug 3 2018
Car was great to drive.
8.4 ExcellentMay 2 2017
overall excellentThey 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 ExcellentMar 9 2017
I'm happy with my experienceEveryone at enterprise was amazing. Very kind. They really cared!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 GoodFeb 27 2017
Friendly staff. Clean, comfortable ChevyTrax. Unlimited mileage. One-way rental option.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.
9.6 ExcellentFeb 26 2017
Overall, a good experienceThe counter staff was nice, thorough and efficient...she walked me to the car, helped me load luggage and told me I could leave the car in the lot until my travel companions arrived later on.It took more time than I thought it would to go through the check in process & more time to extend the contract for an extra day. I had heard that it was "high season" in PSP, which can jeopardize the availability of a rental being available. The check in attendant was friendly, though very busy with multiple cars that arrived at the same time.
10.0 ExcellentNov 7 2016
Excellent StaffThe Manager at the Palm Springs airport Enterprise - a woman whose name I wish I recalled - gave me top notch service and even went above and beyond to fix a reservation error I made and found me a car after I was told they were sold out. She saved my trip. THANK YOU.
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Airport Van
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
Airport Van
Locations in Palm Springs Airport
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Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Palm Springs Airport
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Easirent
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
Easirent
Locations in Palm Springs Airport
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Sunnycars
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Palm Springs Airport
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Zeeba Rent-A-Van
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
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874 travelers who rented a car in Palm Springs Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

Car rental locations at Palm Springs Airport

Good to know

Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$50/day

Good deal

$38/day

Top tips for renting 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.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars at Palm Springs Airport for $44 or less
  • Book your rental car at Palm Springs Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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