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West Palm Beach Airport Car Rental: The Best Companies

by Stephanie Baker  |  Published January 13, 2017

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) has 10 car rental companies to serve their many different arrivals. Whether your trip is for business or pleasure, TravelMag.com researched West Palm Beach Airport car rental company selections to find your top car supplier options in three separate criteria: most affordable, best for business travelers, and top luxury car service.

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PBI arrivals at all three concourses meet at the main terminal level one, which hosts a parking garage featuring rental cars. In-terminal counters are available in the main terminal for car rental customers as well as 24-hour shuttle service to off-site rental lots.

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TravelMag.com thoroughly researched the rates, fleet selection, reviews and policies of all 10 PBI car rental services to determine which company offers the best value across our three different categories. Ready to see our results?

Most affordable: Thrifty

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Low rates, even on busy dates? Check. Ample rental car options in every class? Covered. The Thrifty West Palm Beach Airport car rental location stood out against competitors in our research by offering economical rates and a first-rate vehicle selection. Customers are able to choose the Ford Focus as a compact rental option, a spacious and peppy selection. For approximately the same rate, Alamo customers receive the Nissan Versa, a viable but arguably simple alternative.

Best for business travelers: Hertz

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If your trip to the southern U.S. tip is for business, you are probably familiar with the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® program—a program that offers points towards free rentals plus many freedoms and freebies for its members. The PBI Airport Hertz is a highly-rated option as well as a Hertz Gold Choice® location. We noticed their intermediate and full-size vehicles, which do qualify for the Gold Choice® program, were often similarly priced to their compact cars (the only class in the program that does not qualify). Our search also showed plenty of availability and several vehicle options, which means last-minute bookers are able to relax a little. Well, as much as you can before a last-minute business trip.

Top luxury car service: Alamo

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Those who dream of cruising down iconic Worth Avenue with the top down will be happy to see both the Ford Mustang Convertible and the Chrysler 200 Convertible in the Alamo Palm Beach Airport luxury class lineup. With the highest ratings and the lowest rates in comparison to this location’s competitors, we found Alamo offers the top luxury vehicles and options. Even travelers who would prefer not to feel the Florida breeze between point A and point B have a solid selection which includes the chic Lincoln MKZ. Better yet, their high ratings include categories such as vehicle condition and cleanliness, meaning your rental will likely look and feel less like a rental and more like a new car test drive.
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