Boston Airport Car Rental – The Best Companies

by Mark Rebindaine  |  Updated September 8, 2022

At a mere 3 miles from the downtown, Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is just a hop and a skip away from the city centre. Nevertheless, it still pays to pick up a rental car up at the airport where you’ll not only have a choice of 14 car rental companies, but also some of the cheapest deals in the car rental market.

Boston Logan Airport (Photo: Evan Didier via Flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0)

As it stands, BOS Airport has four separate terminals that are connected by shuttle buses. To get to BOS’s rental car centre, just look for the blue-and-white shuttle buses on the lower level of any of the four terminals. Shuttles run every five to six minutes.

To determine which rental car companies offer the best options across our three categories (Most Affordable, Best for Luxury, Best for Minivans), have carefully conducted research into all the agencies at BOS airport across several dates. Our findings are as follows.

Most affordable: Enterprise

If you’re just looking for a cheap car rental at BOS airport, then there’s very little difference between any of the major car rental companies. However, Enterprise scores best on customer reviews, with users particularly impressed by the speed of pick-up and the large selection of cars available which are often better than the car that had been originally booked.

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It’s worth noting that all rental car companies listed at RentalCars are trustworthy, so it’s quite safe to just pick the lowest rental for your dates. However, we would recommend that you stick with a company that is located at the airport terminal of BOS Airport.

Best for Luxury: Sixt

The portfolio of vehicles offered by Sixt is ideal for anyone who dreams of zipping through Boston’s streets in some form of luxury. For SUV fans, they have vehicles like the BMW series 1 or a VW Atlas while for bigger groups, they rent out Range Rovers and the robust Chevrolet Suburban. Apart from the usual perks associated with most rental companies like weekly discounted deals, free additional drivers and free car category upgrade, Sixt offers a generous cancellation policy (not to be sniffed at in these precarious times of travel).

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Best for Minivans: Enterprise

Renting minivans in the Boston area is rarely cheap so whichever compa-ny you opt for, you’ll be paying about $350 per day in high season once you’ve tagged on taxes and add-ons. Having read through customer reviews, Enterprise appeared to receive the most positive feedback, with customers particularly appreciative of the friendliness and professionalism of the customer service and the speed of check in and return of the vehicles. On the sample dates we researched, they had both the 7-seater Chrysler Pacifica and the Dodge Grand Caravan available.

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