Burbank Airport Car Rental: The Best Companies

by Stephanie Baker  |  Published February 20, 2017

Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR) hosts 11 rental car brands for arrivals to choose from. With so many options to evaluate, has done the work for you by researching all available Burbank Airport car rental service options. We chose the best company in three separate categories: best value for price paid, best for families, and top luxury car selection.

Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA (Photo: S. Suzuki via Flickr)

Now known as Hollywood Burbank Airport, this airport hosts all of its rental car services in one convenient location: the Regional Intermodal Transportation Center (RITC). Renters can access this nearby facility by using the elevated conveyer walkway, or simply by making the short walk (approximately 7 minutes).

Our car rental company research results

To determine which rental car service offers the best vehicles and service across three different categories, did detailed research on the value, policies, reviews/ratings and fleet availability of each BUR car rental company. Take a look at our results!

Best value for price paid: Avis

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Prices across all Burbank Airport car rental companies were steeper than national average, encouraging us to choose the supplier with the best value rather than the lowest price. Avis won in this category as they not only offered reasonable rates, but they are rated well in value on both Google and In fact, they earned 4.6 out of 5 stars on Google with over 30 reviews; no easy accomplishment. Their standard economy car of choice is the Hyundai Accent, which boasts around 27 city miles per gallon—an important consideration when driving through traffic-heavy Los Angeles.

Best for families: Budget

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With the BUR airport being nearby both downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood, many of its arrivals are families or groups exploring the various exciting sights to see. Travelling families who choose Budget will not have to worry about space or comfort with their vast SUV and van selections, offering vehicles with up to 12 seats. Each car in their SUV and van classes has room for at least 3 large bags as well, making them ideal for renters with lots of luggage. Best of all, our search showed their rates are reasonable and, based on their excellent ratings, their customers are happy.

Top luxury car selection: Alamo

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Planning on rolling out of the Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport in style? Alamo offers the top luxury car selection against competitors at affordable rates. Renters may choose from class luxury cars such as the Lincoln MKZ as well as premium sports options that include the Ford Mustang Convertible. They even offer larger luxury vehicles such as the Nissan Frontier, which includes impressive features and the comfortable ride of a first-class truck. The Enterprise Burbank Airport car rental location was a close second with similar rates, but renters may find their selection limited in comparison.