Dallas Airport Car Rental: The Best Companies

by Mark Rebindaine  |  Updated May 28, 2022

Despite the fact that operations were vastly reduced during the pandemic, Dallas-Fort Worth Airport (DFW) became the busiest airport in the world. In a such a busy airport, clear pointers on how to successfully rent a car are essential.

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (Photo: Sean Davis via Flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0)

Rental cars can be picked up from the Rental Car Centre, located near the south entrance of the airport. To reach this area, follow the rental car signs to the pick-up area on the lower level of the terminal. From there, a bus will shuttle you to the centre, which is approximately 10 minutes away.

To determine which rental car companies offer the best vehicles across our three categories (Most Affordable, Best for Luxury, Best for Minivans), TravelMag.com carefully researched prices, availability, policies and customer reviews of the 12 car rental companies operating out of DFW. Here are our findings:

Most affordable: Alamo

For the ‘Most Affordable’ category, we found Alamo to have the best choice of cheap car rentals. Throughout the summer, Alamo leases out the popular runaround, Mitsubishi Mirage for under $150 per day and the Hyundai Electra and Nissan Versa for just a few dollars more. Alamo receives great customer feedback for its speediness in handling drop-offs and pick-ups, the cleanliness of their cars, and at this particular branch, the ease in finding its counter.

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It’s worth noting that all rental car companies listed ar 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 DFW Airport.

Best for luxury cars: Sixt

Picking the best rental car agency in the luxurious category depends slightly on your car of preference. Sixt purchases its cars from the most prestigious car manufacturers around the world. On any Sixt parking area in the USA, you’ll find the finest vehicles from BMW, Mercedes, Ford and British Motors. For renters looking for a truly memorable trip, Sixt rents out both the BMW 8 and Ford Mustang convertible. For a more conventional drive, they also have the BMW 8 series and premium SUVs from Range Rover and Dodge. With such a fantastic selection and its renowned customer service, it’s no surprise to find Sixt close to the top of the list for customer feedback on rentalcars.com.

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Best for Minivans: Dollar

From cheering on the Dallas Cowboys to heading into the countryside to watch a rodeo, there’s a huge amount to see and do in Dallas. If there happens to be a large group of you, then we suggest Dollar’s Nissan Quest at $222 per day or the 7-seater Ford Expedition. Dollar consistently offers the best rates at BOS Airport across the majority of its larger vehicles including SUVs like the Buick Encore and the Hyundai Santa Fe.

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