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Sydney Domestic Airport (SYD)

Address:

Corner of Ross Smith Ave and Butler Road,
Mascot, NS, New South Wales, 2020, Australia

Phone:

CALL: (61) 2 9353 9000

Hours of Operation:

Mon - Sun 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Important Communication – Sydney Domestic Airport

Effective Thursday 1st December 2022, due to remedial works at Sydney Airport (Domestic T2 and T3) all domestic car rental pick-ups and drop-offs, including Avis, will take place at facilities on the corner of Ross Smith Avenue and Butler Road, Mascot in the South-East Sector.

Important: Sydney International Airport is not affected by the above changes. Pick up and drop off location remains as:
International Terminal Building
Mascot, NSW, 2020, Australia

Vehicle Return (Operating Hours: 5am – 11pm Daily) (Domestic Only)

  • All vehicle returns will take place at the Avis facility on the corner of Ross Smith Avenue and Butler Road and not at the P1 carpark (see map above)
  • If you’re returning a vehicle from south Sydney or via the M5 motorway, please turn left into Butler Road from General Holmes Drive (at the BP Service Station) and then turn left into the Avis location.
  • If you’re returning from Sydney CBD, the northern or eastern suburbs, please turn right into General Holmes Drive from Southern Cross Drive. Turn left into Ross Smith Avenue and follow Ross Smith Avenue past the Blu Emu parking facility. Turn left at the roundabout into Butler Avenue and right into the Avis location.

Vehicle Pick Up (Operating Hours: 6am – 11pm Daily) (Domestic Only)

  • The Avis car rental counters are located in the T2 and T3 arrivals area, opposite the baggage carousels.
  • All non-Avis Preferred and non-Presidents Club customers are required to proceed to the in-terminal Avis counters, to complete their rental agreement, prior to being transported to the location on a free shuttle bus.
  • Staff will direct customers to the shuttle bus located at two kerbside pickup areas at T2 and T3 terminals.
  • Please have your rental documents readily available when arriving at the shuttle pick-up point as well as the Avis location, as this will expedite your vehicle collection.

Free Shuttle Bus Transfers

  • Returning your car - A free shuttle bus will be provided to transport customers between the new Avis location and T2 and T3 Domestic Terminals by Sydney Airport.
  • Collecting your car - Please complete your rental agreement at the in-terminal Avis counters, before proceeding to the dedicated kerbside shuttle pickup points.

Key Points

  • A free car rental shuttle service will be provided by Sydney Airport to transfer Avis customers from dedicated kerbside stops outside the T2 and T3 Terminals
  • Before boarding the free shuttle: all non-Avis Preferred and non-Presidents Club customers are required to check-in at the Avis counter inside the terminal.
  • Only customers with an existing car rental booking, will be able to access the shuttle bus service to the Avis location
  • Customers without a booking must arrange a car rental at the Avis counter inside the terminals, prior to accessing the shuttle bus service to the location
  • Please allow additional time when picking up and returning of your vehicle to make your flight.
  • To allow enough time to shuttle to or from the Avis car rental pick up point and the domestic terminals, Sydney Airport is advising all customers to allow for an additional 30 minutes or more transit time.

For Avis Preferred and Presidents Club Customers

  • All Avis Preferred and Presidents Club customers who booked via their profile or app can bypass the counter and head straight to the free shuttle bus to be taken to their vehicle. 
  • All other customers are required to proceed to the in-terminal Avis counters to complete their rental agreement prior to being transported to the location on a free shuttle bus.

These remedial works are affecting all car rental companies with operations in the P1 carpark at Sydney Domestic Airport.

At Avis Budget Group, we’re endeavouring to make your journey as seamless as possible and apologise for any inconvenience this disruption may cause.

We’re committed to continuing to provide you with excellent customer service and will keep you abreast of any further changes from Sydney Airport.

 

FAQs

Where do i pick up my rental vehicle at Sydney airport?

Please proceed directly to the Avis counters inside the Terminal after disembarking your flight.

Your vehicle rental must be processed at the Avis counters before transportation by shuttle bus from the dedicated kerbside stops outside the T2 and T3 Terminals.

Please allow approximately 30 minutes for the expected travel time for a one-way shuttle trip from T2 and T3 to the Avis vehicle collection point.

Once you have arrived at the Avis collection point, please proceed directly to the Bay numbered on your paperwork to collect your vehicle. The keys will already be in the vehicle so all you need to do is drive out of the carpark.

Where do I catch the bus to the new Avis and budget location to pick up my rental vehicle?

Firstly, please complete your booking at the Avis rental counters in the terminals before proceeding to the dedicated kerbside pickup in T2 and T3 for the Free Shuttle Bus service. Staff will be available to direct you to the dedicated pick up areas.

Is there an Avis and budget booth at the Sydney domestic airport?

Yes, there are dedicated Avis counters at both the T2 and T3 terminals near the baggage carousels. Please ensure you complete your booking at the counters before catching the Free Shuttle Bus to the location.

What hours are the transfer shuttle bus operating?

The free shuttle bus will be operating daily from 5am to 11.00pm.

Where do I drop off my rental vehicle at Sydney domestic airport?

All vehicle returns will take place in the South-East Sector on the corner of Ross Smith Avenue and Butler Road (see map) and not at the P1 carpark

If you are returning a vehicle from Sydney south or via the M5 motorway, please turn left into Butler Road from General Holmes Drive (BP Service Station) and then turn left into the Avis location.

If you are returning from Sydney CBD, North or Eastern suburbs please turn right into General Holmes Drive from Southern Cross Drive. Turn left into Ross Smith Avenue and follow Ross Smith Avenue. Turn left at the roundabout and right into the Avis location.

Will I get transportation back to the domestic terminal after drop off?

Yes, you will be collected from the Avis location in a designated pick up area to be returned to Sydney Domestic Airport terminals.

 

Updated: 17 January 2024


 

Rent a car from Sydney Airport

Are you due to land at Sydney Airport sometime soon? Now's the time to start exploring your car hire options. At Avis, we offer car hire to suit travellers of all kinds. Whether you're heading to Sydney for a brief business trip or spending a few weeks exploring the local area, our car hire service can help you get from A to B in comfort and style.

Finding our car hire desks at Sydney Airport couldn't be easier. 

  •  If you're landing at International Terminal 1, head to the Avis booth in the arrivals hall. 

  •  For Qantas's Domestic Terminal 3, you'll find us next to the baggage claim counter and at the car park office.

  •  If you're landing at Terminal 2, make your way to the baggage reclaim area. 

For an easier Sydney car rental experience, download the Avis App and become an Avis Preferred Member. Avis Preferred members enjoy expedited checkout and other benefits such as a free Additional Driver.

 

Our Car Hire Fleet

Cars

Our car hire at Sydney Airport prioritises your safety and comfort. Our vehicles benefit from consistent maintenance, and we ensure they're clean before they reach the next customer. 

Whether you're travelling in a large group or flying solo, we have a car rental to suit you. Our sturdy 4X4s are ideal for when you're venturing beyond the Sydney area. Alongside our roomy SUVs, they're suitable for accommodating several passengers and their luggage without compromising on comfort. 

If you're looking for something more compact, try one of our city cars. These are easy to handle, making them ideal for urban driving and reaching your destination quickly.

No matter what you choose from our car fleet, we can provide those little extras that should make your journey seamless. Whether that means GPS to ensure you don't get lost or the option to extend your rental, we're happy to work with you.

 

Luxury & Prestige Car Hire

Seize the opportunity to travel in style by choosing our luxury & prestige car hire at Sydney Airport. With makes such as BMW and Mercedes available for hire, you can traverse the areas around Sydney and beyond in a prestigious vehicle.

Our distinguished range of European vehicles can help you achieve a variety of luxury car hire experiences. If you're looking to give your city drive a sophisticated edge, choose one of our enticing sports cars. They're perfect for those business meetings where you need to make an excellent first impression or for romantic getaways where you want to splurge.

If you're feeling adventurous and want to explore Australia that rests beyond Sydney, try one of our larger luxury vehicles. Each one allows you to continue your business class journey, even after your feet hit the ground. They're perfect for travelling long distances, and you can arrange for yours to be returned to an Avis car hire centre 

Commercial Vehicle Hire - Van - Trucks - Bus

Van, truck and bus hire at Sydney Airport is easy when you choose Avis. Whether you need a moving van or a refrigerated truck, we have them both and everything in between. Our extensive range of buses is perfect for moving large groups of people. We even offer tautliners and mine specs for those with more specialist requirements.

Our delivery and moving vans come in a range of sizes to suit your needs. With many featuring automatic gears and hydraulic lifts, they have everything you require for a seamless removals experience. For example, when you hire a self-drive removals van at Sydney Airport, your house moving journey can be executed according to your terms. Our removals vans are also ideal for when you need to deliver packages.

Travelling in a group becomes much more manageable when you hire one of our buses. With 12 and 22-25 seat options, they're perfect for large groups, school trips, and corporate adventures.

If you need any assistance with our commercial vehicle hire service, our expert team can talk you through everything from finding the right fit to identifying whether you have the proper license.

 

Our Car Renting Deals & Offers

At Avis, we want to ensure our Sydney car rental services are available to everyone.

If you simply need to get from the airport to the city centre, one-way car hire is perfect. However, when you plan to spend a lot of time exploring Sydney, try one of our long-term car rentals. And to make sure you save money while hiring a car from us, try searching through car hire deals.

 

FAQs

Booking

How much to hire a car from Sydney airport?

As one of the busiest airports in the world, car hire costs at Sydney Airport vary from day to day. To provide you with an estimate, we need to know more about your hire period, the car you want, and how long you need it for. When you choose one of the rentals at Avis.com.au, you’ll save money no matter which option you choose.

How old do you have to be to hire a car?

The minimum age to drive a vehicle with Avis is 21 years of age. All drivers must hold a current, full and valid driver's licence, that has been valid for a minimum of 12 consecutive months. A young driver surcharge may apply.

Do I need an Australian driving license to rent a car at Sydney Airport?

The Driver must (i) hold a full, current and valid driving licence (not being a learners licence or provisional licence), (ii) have an International Driving Permit (IDP) or official translation (if a licence is not in Roman alphabet), (iii) have held their licence for minimum 12 consecutive months immediately prior to signing the Rental Agreement.

An International Driving Permit is not a stand-alone document and this must be carried with your valid domestic driving licence for it to be valid.

Digital drivers licences are only accepted in the issuing state. If you're travelling interstate you must present a physical (plastic) drivers licence.

Do I need a credit card?

Avis generally accepted credit and debit cards include; Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and an Avis Charge Card. However, some locations may not accept all card types.

At the commencement of rental, Avis does not accept a prepaid or reloadable stored value card, a travel money card or an EFTPOS card. Avis also does not accept cards presented on phones/watches and doesn't allow contactless payment methods such as pay-wave. A physical credit or debit card must be presented at the start of rental. At the end of the rental, some Avis locations will accept a prepaid or reloadable stored value card as a final form of payment.

Please Note: Rentals paid for by a valid credit/debit card will be subject to a card transaction fee of 1.29% (including GST) at time of pick-up.

Pay Now: If the names on the credit card do not match the credit card used at Reservation, it may be deemed as a non-permissible change to your Pay Now reservation. You may be required to cancel and re-book at the current rates (including any reasonable and applicable cancellation fees).

Avis Australia may require a customer renting a vehicle to complete a Rental Qualification Form and provide additional identification as it deems necessary or appropriate or in accordance with applicable law. Please see Rental Qualification Policy.

What are the cancellation policies for renting a car?

You may cancel your booking at any time by calling reservations or managing your booking online.

For Pay Now reservations, depending on when you cancel, you may be charged a cancellation or no-show fee.

  • If you need to cancel at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled pick-up time, you will be refunded the pre-paid amount less a cancellation fee of up to $82.50 AUD.

  • If you need to cancel within 24 hours prior to the scheduled pick-up time, you will be refunded the pre-paid amount less a cancellation fee of up to $165.00 AUD.

  • If the value of the reservation is less than the cancellation fee, you will not be charged any further amount and will not be entitled to any refund.

  • If you fail to cancel your reservation prior to the pick-up time and do not collect the vehicle on the pick-up date, a no show fee of the entire prepaid amount will be forfeited.

  • Amounts indicated above are inclusive of GST.

Driving

How does toll work with rental cars?

Avis has partnered with Linkt to ensure toll payments are simple. You will be sent the information to access a Linkt Rental Account when you travel on a toll road. This account is automatically set up using your booking information, and will let you view your trips, payment details and statements.

All payments for tolls will be automatically made with the credit or debit card that you provided for your rental vehicle.

For more information about how toll payments are managed, visit our Toll Payments page.

 

Returning

What are you supposed to do before you return a rental car?

When you return your rental car to Avis, you must do so with a full tank of fuel. We also ask that you remove all your personal belongings from the vehicle. Finally, please return the car to us in a clean state, ready for the next customer to drive.

Can I return a car to the location before or after business hours?

There are select Avis locations that allow returns outside of business hours. Please contact the return location directly or contact the Avis Reservations team to check if this is possible on 136 333.

Do I get a refund if I return my rental car early?

If you return the vehicle before the original return date (early return), you will not be refunded any portion of your payment. This does not detract from your rights as a consumer under applicable consumer protection legislation, including the Australian Consumer Law.

Can I return my rental car to a different location?

You can amend your booking online by clicking on this link and following the prompts or on our mobile app. If you have trouble amending your booking online please contact the location you collected the vehicle from to make amendments.

 

How to reach the Avis Car Hire desk from Sydney Airport

If you’re landing into Terminal 2, which is Sydney Airport’s domestic terminal, you will find the Avis desk in the baggage reclaim area. Alternatively, if you’re an Avis Preferred member feel free to head straight to the carpark. Find your name and parking bay on the Preferred board.

Customers arriving at Qantas Domestic Terminal 3 can also find a counter near baggage claim or proceed to the car park office. Follow the signs for car rental.

Customers collecting from Sydney domestic terminals can make use of our self-service app. Preferred customers can bypass the counter completely! Use the app to find your car with keys ready to go, upgrade your vehicle, add optional equipment and more!

International flights to Sydney Airport arrive at terminal 1. The Avis booth can be found in the arrivals hall after clearing immigration and collecting luggage.

 

Other locations in Sydney for Car Hire

If you want to hire a car in Sydney, we have plenty of other locations to choose from. Our Sydney car rental facilities are available throughout the city.

 

Nearby Facilities

When you rent an Avis car at Sydney Airport, you need to return it with a full tank of fuel. You can try the following refuelling locations:

  • Budget Petrol on the M5
  • Speedway on Princes Highway
  • Caltex Tempe on Princes Highway
  • BP on Butler Road and General Holmes Drive
  • Budget Petrol on Botany Road

If you need to reach Sydney Airport by public transport, try the Airport Train Link or Bus Terminal.

 

Rent a car and explore Sydney

Renting a car in Sydney gives you many opportunities to explore the surrounding area. As one of the top cities to see amongst travellers worldwide, Sydney offers a dazzling nightlife, seemingly endless beaches, and unique attractions. 

If you're looking for go-to attractions in the Sydney area, try the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, or Chinatown. When you fancy catching some rays, you can head to Bronte or Bondi Beach. With Darlinghurst and Paddington offering a large selection of edgy restaurants, you're never too far away from an exciting culinary experience.

Location Information
General Directions
Please note temporary address while work is being carried out at the airport. Corner of Ross Smith Avenue and Butler Road.
After-hours Returns
AFTER HOURS RETURNS: Customers returning after hours must drop off at Sydney International Airport, in the Avis car rental return area and use the key drop facility there. There are trains and T-Bus available to transfer from Sydney International to Sydney Domestic Airport.

Renter Requirements

Prepay Terms

  • Retain your reservation confirmation number as it is necessary for modification, cancellation or no-show refund requests. Changes to your prepay reservation must be made either on Avis.com, Avis.com.au or Avis.co.nz or at the rental counter. At time of change, current rates, taxes and fees apply.
  • Your credit or debit card will be charged upon reservation confirmation. Method of prepayment toward your rental may not be changed after confirmation.
  • Debit cards are not accepted at some Avis locations and are not a recommended form of prepayment.
  • While a debit or prepaid charge card is an acceptable form of rental prepayment online, they may not be accepted for the credit hold required when you pick up your vehicle.
  • Please review the terms and conditions on our confirmation page regarding credit or debit card acceptance at the location. To release the vehicle to you at time of pick-up, all rental terms and conditions must be met, regardless of your original prepayment.
  • Prepaid debit and gift cards are not acceptable methods of credit identification to pick up a vehicle at any location. One of the above mentioned cards must be presented. Prepaid debit and gift cards are accepted at time of return only.
  • In the U.S., debit or check cards may be used at the end of the rental for payment of rental charges.
  • The same credit or debit card used to complete an online Pay Now reservation must be presented at the rental pick-up counter as a form of identification. At airport locations, proof of a return airline ticket is also required when using a debit card.
  • Generally, at the time of rental, we'll require a credit card hold of total estimated charges.  However, many rentals may require an authorization hold of the estimated rental charges plus $200 USD.  If you have prepaid with a debit card, the hold will be $250 USD. A prepaid charge card is not accepted for this required hold and in case of reservation with non US currency, a credit card with same currency of reservation with equivalent USD amount would be required.
  • The card presented at pickup will be the card of record for the rental.
  • If you use a debit card at a location that accepts them, we will perform a credit check to ensure worthiness before releasing the vehicle and you must also present a second form of current identification.
  • Prepaid reservations are only offered at participating locations.
  • Upon paying your rental with a debit card, Avis will generally request an authorization hold against your account for the estimated charges of the rental but reserves the right in its sole, discretion, to request extra value based on certain factors as we deem appropriate. Many rentals may require an authorization hold of the estimated rental charges plus $200 USD.  Rentals of 4 days or more may require an authorization hold of the estimated rental charges plus $300 USD. If you have prepaid with a debit card, the hold will be $250 USD. Some exceptions may apply. THESE FUNDS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR USE.
  • If you selected Fuel Service Option, fuel price isn't included in your reservation total, but prevailing market rate will be added when you return your vehicle.
  • Avis accepts most major credit cards as credit identification at the time of rental. Accepted credit cards: Avis Charge Card, American Express, AT&T Capital, Diner's Club Intl, Discover, China Union Pay, JCB, MasterCard, and Visa. Some locations may not accept each of the referenced cards.
  • Coupons may be applied to prepay rentals. Vouchers or Avis rental certificates cannot be used in conjunction with a prepay reservation.
  • Gift Cards (Avis or any other) are not allowed on prepay reservations.
  • Most U.S. locations also accept bank debit cards with the Visa or MasterCard logo as credit identification at the time of rental if you are at least 25 years of age. In most cases, U.S. locations will perform a credit check for debit card renters to determine credit worthiness at the time of rental. The renter must meet Avis' minimum criteria in order to rent.
  • When the rental is over, we will process the reversal but the bank may take time to post it back to the account - unless you already paid toward your rental, in which case the hold will be $250 USD. While this hold is in place, the funds will not be available for your use.
  • Avis is not responsible for any returned checks or overdraft fees based on this policy.
  • Your quoted rental rate is based on the exact parameters (locations, dates, etc.) of your particular rental - changing your confirmed reservation parameters could result in a different rate.
  • There is no fee for making the following changes: vehicle type, options (GPS, protections, etc.), rental period dates/times, adding other drivers, switching between participating prepay pick-up locations within the same country. To change to a non-participating location or one outside of the original pick-up country, you must cancel your original reservation (with applicable cancellation fee) and re-book at then current rates.
  • Non-permissible changes include: method of prepayment; name on reservation; changing your pick-up to a non-participating prepay location or one outside of the original pick-up country. If you still wish to make these changes, you must cancel your original prepay reservation with applicable cancellation fee and re-book at then current rates.
  • At time of rental pick-up, location rental qualification rules apply. The name on all rental credentials (license and credit or debit card) must match the name on the reservation. If the names do not match, it is deemed a non-permissible change to your prepay reservation and must follow procedures to cancel and re-book at then current rates (with applicable cancellation or no-show fees).
  • At the time of pick up, driver must present a valid driver's license and credit card (or debit card at participating locations) in the driver's name. A prepaid charge card is not an acceptable credential. All drivers must have a safe driving record.
  • At time of pick up, driver must present a valid, drivers license and credit or debit card in the driver's name. If the drivers license is not U.S.-issued, you must present your drivers license and either a passport or a Canadian enhanced license in the driver's name.
  • At the time of rental, the renter or authorized driver may be subj

Optional Coverages

Acceptance of the Loss Damage Waiver relieves the renter and authorized additional drivers of responsibility for loss of, or damage to the Avis car, when they comply with the terms and conditions listed on the rental document jacket. At the time of rental, the customer must initial whether he/she accepts or declines the LDW and optional services. LDW and optional services must be signed for at the rental counter.
LDW is taxable.

If LDW is not accepted, the customer is financially responsible for the full value of:

  • Accident damage
  • Glass damage
  • Stolen items (radio, battery, etc.)
  • Vandalism
  • Theft of the car

Exceptions:

In Wisconsin, if LDW is not accepted, the renter is liable for all loss or damage to the Avis car due to an accident or reckless, wanton behavior.

In Illinois, if LDW is not accepted, the customer is financially responsible for the following types of damage, the responsibility amount varies based on car group rented ranging from $20,000.00 up to a maximum of $42,000.00 for rentals :

  • Accident damage
  • Glass damage
  • Stolen items (radio, battery, etc.)
  • Vandalism
  • Theft of the car

Canceling LDW
Once LDW has been purchased, it must remain on the contract. The customer has the option to return the car & close the rental agreement; however, this could change the rate for the rental agreement and a different, possibly higher, rate could apply for a new rental.

Exceptions:
Customers who rent in New York and purchase LDW in New York can decide to cancel this service at no charge, within specific guidelines:

  • Rental must be 2 days or more.
  • The cancellation must be within the first 24 hours of the rental.
  • The actual renter must take the car to an Avis location for inspection & must sign a cancellation notice.

Loss of Use
The customer may also be responsible for reimbursing Avis for the revenue lost by not being able to use the car while it is being repaired or not recovered due to theft (referred to as Loss of Use).

Global insurance coverages are always subject to change. Please verify at time of rental.


Credit Card Policies

Avis accepts most major credit cards as credit identification at the time of rental.  The renter's name must be on the credit card.

Accepted credit card list:  Avis Charge Card, American Express, AT&T Capital, Diner's Club Int'l, Discover, China UnionPay, JCB, MasterCard, and Visa.  Some locations may not accept each of the referenced cards.

 

You may be subject to a credit check or present additional identification.  Acceptable forms of additional identification are:  Valid passport or travel visa, military identification, birth certificate, marriage license, ATM card with customer name printed on face of card, health care identification card with customer’s name printed on face of card or company/college/university identification with a photograph.  In some cases, you may be required to present an alternate credit card.

 

Avis may request an authorization hold against your account for the estimated rental charges of the rental, but reserves the right in its sole discretion to request an extra value to be based on certain factors as we deem appropriate:

  • Most rentals may require an authorization hold of the estimated rental charges plus $200.00 USD.
  • If you have prepaid the rental, the hold amount will be $250.00 USD.

While this hold is in place, the funds will not be available for your use.  When the rental is over, we will process the reversal, but the bank may take time to post it back to the account.

 

Note: Prepaid credit cards are not acceptable methods of credit identification to pick up a car at any location.  One of the above mentioned cards must be presented.  Prepaid credit cards are accepted at time of return only, if we can obtain full authorization from the card bank for the total charges due.

 


Debit Card Policies

Participating locations will accept a Debit card, however, it must have an accepted bank processing logo (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover, etc) at the time of rental if you are at least 25 years of age with the following requirements:

  • The name of the renter must be on the debit card.
  • A debit card is accepted as credit identification for Economy cars, Compact cars, Intermediate cars, Standard cars, Full-Size cars, Intermediate SUV's, or Standard SUV's.  The rental of any other vehicle category will require a major credit card. 
  • At airport locations, you will be required to show proof of a return airline flight that corresponds with your rental.
  • You will be subject to a credit check to determine and ensure credit worthiness before releasing the car to you.  If your credit file is frozen with Equifax, you will be required to lift the restriction prior to your rental.  Lifting the restriction does not guarantee that you will be able to rent a vehicle as you will still be subject to a credit check.

Avis may request an authorization hold against your account for the estimated charges of the rental but reserves the right in its sole discretion, to request an extra value to be based on certain factors as we deem appropriate:

  • Most rentals may require an authorization hold of the estimated rental charges plus $200 USD.
  • Rentals of 4 days or more may require an authorization hold of the estimated rental charges plus $300 USD.
  • If you have prepaid the rental with a debit card, the hold is $250.00 USD.

 

THESE FUNDS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR USE.  When the rental is over we will process the reversal but the bank may take time to post it back to the account.  If you fail to return the vehicle as agreed, Avis will obtain additional authorizations from your account to cover the rental charges.  Avis is not responsible for any returned checks or over-drafts based on this policy.

Positive identification in addition to your driver's license may be required.

 

Note: Prepaid Debit/Gift cards are not acceptable methods of credit identification to pick up a car at any location.  One of the above mentioned cards must be presented. Prepaid Debit/Gift cards are accepted at time of return only.


Drivers License

At time of pick-up, driver must present a valid, U.S.-issued driver's license and credit card (or debit card at participating locations) in the driver's name.  If the driver's license is not issued in the U.S., you must present your drivers license and either a passport or a Canadian enhanced license in the driver's name.


Public Liability and Property Damage

Public liability insurance is in accordance with the insurance laws of the country.  Customer may inquire at the time of rental for additional information of the benefits, conditions and acceptance.

Note: Some credit cards provide insurance coverage, with certain limitations, as a benefit of using the card to rent vehicles.  The customer is advised to contact the card issuer before the rental.  Any waiver must be discussed directly with the location upon arrival.


Additional Driver Policy

All additional drivers must be at least 25 years of age. The following are exempt from the additional driver fee but must meet all other driver requirements: the renter's employer or fellow employee when on company business and renting under a corporate account; the renter's spouse or domestic partner; the companion driver of a renter with a disability who has completed the non-licensed renter form; for insurance replacement rentals, company employees or family members who are designated on the insurance policy. All other additional drivers must complete and sign an additional driver form and present valid credit identification. A maximum of two additional drivers may complete a form.

For all US states other than NV and NY, the additional driver fee is $13 per day per driver with a maximum charge of $65 per driver. The fee in New York is $5 per day, $35 per week, per driver. The fee in Nevada is $11 per day per driver with a maximum of $55 per driver.


Additional Fees

  • A Frequent Traveler Program Surcharge or Excise Tax of up to $1.50 per day may be applied and will be assessed in connection with miles, points or credits earned pursuant to this reservation.
  • Extensions or late returns may result in additional charges.

Age Requirements

A customer renting a Luxury Car, Minivan, 12-Passenger Van, Full-Size SUV, Premium SUV, Standard Elite SUV or any vehicle in the Specialty/Signature Series/Cool Car categories must be at least 25 years old.

  • Exception: A customer with an acceptable corporate discount number can rent the above car classes at 21 years old without an underage fee.

For all other car classes, a customer presenting a major charge card must be at least 21 years old.  An underage surcharge of $27.00 per day will apply for renters 21-24 years old.

  • Exception: A customer presenting a major charge card with an acceptable corporate discount number can rent at 18 years old without an underage fee.

A customer presenting an acceptable bank debit card must be at least 25 years old.  (See Debit Card Policies for acceptable car groups and full details.)

  • Exception: A customer presenting an acceptable bank debit card with a corporate discount number can rent at 21 years old without an underage fee.

A customer presenting an Avis charge card, government-issued Visa/MasterCard or government travel/purchase orders can rent any car class at age 18 without an underage fee.


DMV Checks

At the time of rental, the renter or authorized driver may be subject to an electronic DMV check from the issuing state of the driver's license, or may be asked to sign a declaration attesting to specific criteria:

  • The renter/authorized driver has a valid license that is not currently suspended, expired, revoked, canceled or surrendered.
  • The renter/authorized driver has not, within the last 36 months had 1 or more convictions for reckless driving.
  • The renter/authorized driver has not, within the last 36 months had 1 or more convictions for driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), or driving while alcohol impaired (DWAI).
  • The renter/authorized driver has not, within the last 36 months failed to report or leave the scene of an accident.
  • The renter/authorized driver has never been in possession of a stolen vehicle or used a vehicle in a crime.
  • The renter/authorized driver has not, within the last 24 months had 3 or more convictions for moving violations (including seat belt violations).
  • The renter/authorized driver has not, within the last 36 months had 3 or more accidents

Fuel Policy

Fuel Service Charge. Most rentals come with a full tank of fuel, but that is not always the case.

Where available, if permitted by law, if you drive less than 75 miles, you acknowledge that we will add a flat fee to the rental, the amount of which will be disclosed on the Rental Contract and at the counter prior to rental. You may avoid this charge at time of return by providing a receipt for fuel purchased at which time the flat fee will be reversed from your total rental charges. If this subparagraph (a) does not apply, there are three refueling options:

1) If you do not accept the fuel service option, where available, at the beginning of your rental, and you return the car with less fuel than was in it when you received it, as we determine in our sole discretion, we will charge you a fuel service charge at the applicable rate per-mile or rate per-gallon specified on the Rental Contract or disclosed at the location. The per-mile rate is used if you do not buy fuel during the rental. To calculate this amount, we multiply the number of miles driven, as shown on the car’s odometer (or provided by the vehicle's telematics device), times the per-mile rate shown on the Rental Contract. The per gallon rate is used if you buy fuel during the rental and provide us with a receipt on our request, but the tank is not as full when you return the car as when you received the car (by using the factory installed gauge, rounded down to the nearest 1/8 tank), times the per-gallon rate shown on the Rental Contract.

Although two methods are used for ease of calculation, the per mile and per-gallon rates produce approximately the same result. Some of our cars are equipped with onboard telematics which record the actual amounts of fuel in the gas tank. In the event your car has such a device, you will be charged for the actual amount of gasoline needed to fill the tank based on the reading of this device.

2) If you accept the fuel service option at the beginning of your rental, you will be charged as shown on the Rental Contract for that purchase and you will not pay us a fuel service charge. If you choose this option, you will not incur an additional fuel service charge, but you will not receive any credit for fuel left in the tank at the time of return.  If you accept the partial fuel service option at the beginning of your rental, you will be charged as shown on the Rental Contract for that purchase and you will pay a fuel service charge for any fuel not covered by the partial fuel service option. The per-gallon cost of the fuel service option will always be lower than the fuel service charge. The cost of refueling the car yourself at a local service station may be lower than the fuel service charge or the fuel service option. You acknowledge that the fuel service charge is not a retail sale of fuel.

3) You may avoid a fuel service charge if you return the car with the fuel tank as full as when you received it and, if requested by us, present a receipt for your fuel purchase. If you put fuel into the car, you must use the correct fuel (having the grade of gasoline stated on the car fuel information decal, or on-road diesel). Do not use ethanol fuel even if the car states that it is a flex-fuel vehicle.


Rate Requirements

Renters who have indicated a country of residence outside of the US will be required to present a non US issued drivers license and a non US issued passport OR an international airline ticket at the time of rental to qualify for the rate.


Rental Options

If you have added any of the following rental options to your reservations, terms and conditions may apply.

GPS:

  • Available at participating locations.
  • Minimum age is 25 but may vary by locations, underage surcharges may apply at certain locations.
  • Reliability of directions subject to timing of software implementation as well as that of which has been provided by the maker of the installed maps.
  • I (renter) acknowledge that the rental vehicle may be equipped with GPS (global positioning satellite system). I acknowledge that the satellite system may be limited by atmospheric or topographical conditions. I further acknowledge that the GPS unit may be rendered inoperative if it is tampered with or destroyed and or damaged in an accident or if the satellite systems are obstructed and inoperative.
  • Customer is responsible for all costs in the event of lost, stolen or damaged GPS unit and all of its components.
  • Renter agrees to release and hold Avis harmless for any GPS unit failures. 

Gas Service Option

  • Fees for the Gas Service Option are not included in the Estimated Total.
  • Fees are assessed and applied at the time of rental.
  • Fees vary by location and are determined by current market value of gasoline in surrounding area of rental location and the fuel tank size of rental vehicle.
  • Customer will receive no credit or refund for unused fuel left in tank at time of return.

Roadside Assistance

  • Taxes not included in the Estimated Total will be applied at the time of rental.
  • Roadside Assistance service is available at all participating locations in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, & U.S. Virgin Islands and New Zealand.
  • Roadside Assistance covers the cost for assistance with key replacement, lockouts, tire change service fee, jump starts and emergency fuel delivery (up to 3 gallons).
  • Prohibited use of the vehicle will void this option.

SiriusXM®

  • Taxes not included in the Estimated Total will be applied at the time of rental.
  • Available at participating U.S. locations  

Other Options

  • Rental options not selected/offered on the avis.com website can not be modified online.
  • Taxes not included in the Estimated Total will be applied at the time of rental.
  • Any modifications to these rental options must be made by contacting customer service or can be made at the rental counter.

Rental Terms and Conditions

View the Avis Rental terms and conditions.

If you are booking with Amazon Benefits, additional Amazon Terms and Conditions apply.


SMS Policy

Opt-in
Avis Mobile Notifications is a standard rated subscription alert service providing time-sensitive mobile alerts and MMS to customers that include updates to the customer's current and upcoming rentals, and information about claims or inquiries relating to past rentals. By providing your phone number you agree to receive text messages, including text messages sent by an automatic telephone dialing system ("ATDS"), from us and our service partners regarding your rental. Messaging frequency varies based on customer journey. We will not use an ATDS to send you texts for marketing purposes unless we receive your prior express written consent. You are not required to provide consent in order to purchase any of our goods or services.

Opt-out
To Opt-Out of marketing text messages text "STOP" from your mobile device in response to a marketing text message. You can also manage your preferences to receive marketing text messages by updating your Avis profile at Avis.com. Simply select "No" from the SMS Notifications option in the communication preference section of your profile.

Help
To get help, text "HELP" in response to a text message or email custserv@avis.com or call 1-800-352-7900.

Carriers Supported (U.S. only)
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile®, Verizon Wireless, Virgin Mobile USA, U.S. Cellular®, Metro PCS, ACS Wireless, All West Wireless, Bluegrass, Boost USA, Cambridge Telecom, Cellcom, Cellular South, Centennial, Cincinnati Bell, Cricket Communications, Cellular One of East Central Illinois, Appalachian Wireless, Farmer's Mutual Telephone Company, General Communications, Golden State Cellular, PC Management, Inland Cellular, Illinois Valley Cellular, Nex-Tech Wireless, Nucla-Naturita, nTelos, Revol, Silver Star PCS (Gold Star), Snake River PCS, South Central, Syringa, Thumb Cellular, UBET Wireless, Unicel, United Wireless, and West Central Wireless. 
*T-Mobile is not liable for delayed or undelivered messages

Carriers Supported (Canada only)
Aliant Mobility, Bell Mobility, Eastlink, Fido, Mobilicity, MTS, NorthernTel Mobility, Public Mobile, Rogers Wireless, SaskTel Mobility, Telébec Mobilité, TELUS Mobility, Vidéotron, Virgin Mobile Canada, WIND Mobile

Complete Terms and Conditions & Privacy Policy:

Warranty 
Avis will not be liable for any delays in the receipt of any SMS messages connected with our SMS Gateway. Delivery of SMS messages is subject to effective transmission from your wireless service provider/network operator.

Privacy 
We will only use your information to provide you the services you request and as set forth in our privacy notice which can be found at
www.avis.com/privacy.

Fee
Avis does not charge a fee for text messaging service. Standard messaging and data rates may apply, we are not responsible for any charges from a person's service provider that may result from us providing this service. Avis assumes no responsibility for charges incurred by signing up for this text messaging service. Any text messaging fees that you incur will be billed on your individual mobile provider bill.


Towing

Towing is not permitted. Vehicles cannot be used to tow or push anything.  A trailer hitch cannot be installed on the vehicles.


Travel Into Other Countries

Canada:
Vehicles may be driven into Canada with no restrictions. The rental counter must be notified at the time of the rental that you plan to drive into Canada so the location can provide a copy of the “Canadian Non-Resident Insurance Card” or you may download card click here. (Provided at no cost). Based on availability, one-way rentals may be allowed to some Canada cities.

 

Mexico:  Corporate account customers are allowed to drive the vehicle into Mexico with certain restrictions and the purchase of additional insurance.  Check with the location for details.  One-way rentals are not allowed to Mexico.


e-Tolls

E-TOLL COLLECTION DEVICE AVAILABILITY

TOLL PAYMENT TAG PASS
You are responsible for payment of all tolls incurred during the rental period. We offer an optional service called e-toll that allows customers to use electronic toll lanes on highways, bridges, tunnels and other tolled passages. All vehicles are pre-equipped to electronically process tolls. If you do not pay cash for tolls, you automatically opt into our e-toll service to which you agree to pay us or our toll program administrator with whom we will share your credit card/debit information for all tolls incurred during your rental and all related fees, charges and penalties. The e-toll fees may take 4-8 weeks after the rental to be billed to your credit card/debit card on file.

E-TOLL SERVICE CONVENIENCE FEES
The convenience fee for e-Toll usage is $3.95 up to $5.95 USD for each day you use the E-Toll device and there is a maximum of $19.75 up to $29.75 USD per rental month, plus toll charges. There are NO service charges if e-Toll is NOT USED during the rental duration.

E-TOLL UNLIMITED

Available at participating locations in the following states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia.
If you use the unlimited E-Toll service, all cost of tolls and convenience Fees are included. For this service, you pay a flat fee of $10.99 up to $23.99 USD per each day of the rental period, regardless of whether or not you incur any tolls, or a flat fee of $54.95 up to $119.95 USD per week. E-toll unlimited must be purchased at the beginning of the rental.

OPTING OUT OF E-TOLL
If you do not choose e-toll unlimited at the time of rental, you may avoid the standard e-toll fees on any given day during the term of the rental if you ensure the transponder shield box is in the "closed" position and you pay cash for all tolls, use your own adequately funded, properly mounted and compatible electronic toll device to pay for all tolls, or pay the toll authority directly and follow the toll authority rules and requirements.

For more information on tolling, please visit avis.com/etoll or check at the time of rental.