Boston Airport Car Rental – The best companies

by Michael Franco  |  Published October 3, 2016

There are 11 car rental companies located at the Logan International Airport’s (BOS) rental car center, with a separate shuttle providing service to a twelfth just a short three miles away. evaluated them all and chose those that are tops in three different categories.

Boston Logan Airport (Photo: Pierre Gorisson via Flickr)

To get to BOS’s Rental Car Center upon arrival, just look for the blue-and-white shuttle buses at curbside on the lower level of any terminal. These shuttles run every five minutes.

Comparison Engines: Find the best car rental deals

Although we’ve done most of the homework for you regarding rental cars at Logan International Airport, it’s always best to do your own comparison shopping to find the best deals. For that, we recommend two reliable, easy-to-use online booking services: and

The results of our review

To determine which rental car companies offer you the best options across our three categories, carefully evaluated the services, fleet availability, reviews and polices of the agencies at Boston Airport. Our findings are as follows.


Most affordable: Thrifty

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With twelve outfitters to choose from, there is no problem finding a vehicle that best suits your needs while in Boston. If you are focusing on cutting costs while driving around town, Thrifty Car Rental is the way to go. At Logan’s rental Car Center, Thrifty can set you up with anything from an economy class Chevrolet Spark to a luxury Chevy Tahoe. Rest assured, based on our latest searches, you are paying less here regardless of what class of vehicle you choose. Book online and their “Pay Now” option can increase the dollars you keep in your pocket.

Best for business travelers: Hertz

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Based on our research, if you are a business person flying into an airport that has a Hertz location, there is no need to look further for a car. With their Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® , the benefits are incomparable. Between Hertz Gold Choice®, which allows you to upgrade on the fly; eReturn, enabling you to drop off your car and catch your flight without waiting in any lines; and Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® points helping you rack up frequent driving miles when you’re on the road for business, Hertz has all your business transportation needs covered.

Best for luxury cars: Avis

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If you are keeping your car rental agency search to on-site options, Avis has the best deals on the nicest high-end cars on the lot. Whether you prefer a Lincoln Navigator or MKZ, checking out the waterfront in a Mustang with the top down, or would rather head to Backbay in the environmentally conscious stylings of a Prius, this car company has more luxury options to choose from. They also offer a better price on top-shelf rides compared to the rest of your options. So, if you want to spend the weekend driving around the North End in style, you can take your pick at Avis, knowing you’ll have some extra money left over for one of the famous pastries found there.