The Boise Airport (BOI) has a modest eight car rental companies for arrivals to choose from. Still, a smart traveler will do their research—or let TravelMag.com do it for them. We evaluated the different Boise Airport car rental agencies for you and chose the top service in three different categories: lowest rates, top SUV selection, and best rewards program.
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In-terminal BOI car rental services can be found on first floor, and the lot outside of baggage claim holds various vehicles awaiting their renters’ arrivals. Service desk hours vary, so remember to check operating hours prior to booking your vehicle. It’s also worth noting the Boise Airport has an easy-to-navigate website with an interactive map to assist flyers, a bonus many airports seem to overlook.
Our car rental company search results
TravelMag.com analyzed pricing, selection, availability, features and ratings for all BOI airport car rental companies, and after thorough research determined the top agencies across our three categories. The results? Scroll down to see our picks.
We had to allow a tie for lowest rates because two Boise Airport car rental companies consistently offered the same vehicles at the same low rates: Dollar and Thrifty. In this scenario, it really comes down to personal preference. The Thrifty has slightly better ratings than Dollar, but Dollar occasionally offers more spacious options such as a Mitsubishi Gallant sedan instead of a Nissan Altima coupe. Their hours are even the same, both suppliers operating from 6 a.m. until midnight. But no matter the choice, travelers are sure to secure the lowest rental car rates available between these two agencies.
The BOI airport is nestled at the foot of breathtaking (and hilly) terrain. Many arrivals find themselves off-roading—voluntarily and involuntarily—so a solid SUV selection is mandatory. Enterprise at the Boise Airport had the best selection of SUVs throughout our search, and their vehicles are priced reasonably. In fact, Enterprise came in third place for lowest rates, securing their victory as the agency with the top SUV selection. Some vehicle options include the Jeep Renegade, the Toyota RAV4 and even the Chevrolet Tahoe.
If you are not already an Avis Preferred member, you may wish to consider enrolling before flying into Boise. Countless discounts and perks await travelers belonging to their generous rewards program. Their vehicle selection has decent variety as well, with high ratings to back their customer service and rental quality. Some benefits of enrolling in the Avis rewards program include points towards free rentals, upgrades and exchanges, fast pick-ups and drop-offs, and pocket-pleasing discounts. Familiar with the Hertz rewards program? The benefits are very similar, but at BOI airport Avis has better ratings and lower rates than Hertz.