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Search-form presets - search for available 'economy' and 'compact' cars at the rental location 'Philadelphia Intl Airport'. Address: Philadelphia Int’L Airport, Philadelphia, Pa 19153, Pa, USA.

You can also select any of the 83 available rental locations in Philadelphia using the white search form, or change the class of the desired low-cost vehicle to 'Mini' or 'Compact'.

If your budget is limited, it is better to book a car in advance, since rental rates increase with decayed availability of vehicles. Quite often, the cheapest options of golf-class cars in USA can be found in airports.

Philadelphia: 83 rental offices

Philadelphia, USA: Hatchback Rental
The most popular models representing the mini, compact, and economy car segments in Philadelphia are: Chevrolet Matiz, Hyundai Atos, Kia Picanto, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent, Hyundai Getz and others.

When hiring a budget hatchback, it is definitely worth saving on insurance deposit (franchise). Deposits on small cars in USA vary from 100 to 1.000 euro/dollars. Check the rental conditions of each car in your selection to find a vehicle with a minimum deposit.

If your routes in USA are foreseen to pass through hilly areas or mountains, it is not recommended to consider very small cars for rental. Their engines are usually insufficient for a confident driving on the roads with long or steep climbs.

At the rental office in Philadelphia, consider to take a 'Breakdown Assistance' package or ask an officer for a contact data to use in case of a vehicle breakdown. Cheap cars are sometimes unpredictable in operation.

Upon receipt of the rental invoice, please check that all the information, as well as the final payment amount do match the data in your voucher. wishes you a safe and great trip to Philadelphia!

Detailed FAQ on the rental process rental locations nearby Philadelphia
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  » Hamilton - 538.1 km
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Driving Advices for USA – Traffic Regulations and Road Usage Peculiarities
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Outside the territory of large cities, highways are usually divided into three types - Federal or Interstate Routes (they cross several states), American or US Highways, and State Highways (are located in a certain state only). This division is not formal; as a rule, the higher the status of a highway is, the better its quality is.
As a rule, moving directions are divided on federal highways, and each freeway has at least two lanes. Drivers should not move to the side to prevent a violation – road borders have special notches, because of which wheels make a very loud and obnoxious screeching sound.
It is possible to enter and leave federal highways only through special ramps (“exit”). All of them have a unique number. Experienced drivers can easily identify the location by these exits – the number of exits is the same with the number of miles on many highways.
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Rental, parking and other info on Philadelphia Intl Airport
Car rental services are provided at the airport by several representative offices of large companies of the international level. These are Advantage, Avis, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, and National. All these companies offer a shuttle bus from the terminal building (zone 2 behind the baggage claim area) to their office. Information desks in Terminals A-East, B/C and D/E are located in the baggage claim halls. You should proceed from the baggage claim area, following the signs.

Clients of Dollar receive rented cars in the parking lot opposite the multi-level parking garage of Terminals A-East and B. Budget's customers get leased vehicles closer to the multi-level parking garage of Terminal C. Avis's ones take their rented cars opposite the parking garage of Terminals C and D. The customers of Alamo, National, and Hertz pick up their leased vehicles opposite the parking garage of Terminals E/F. The car park of Enterprise is situated behind the parking lots of Terminals E/F. Such companies as Alamo, Enterprise, Hertz, and National also let their clients receive leased vehicles in the airport terminals.

Booking a car through the online service allows you to order the necessary car in good time at an affordable price. You are free to choose a vehicle of any class, ranging from economy to premium-class models.

The airport encompasses several types of parking lots. Among them there are multi-level parking garages lying near the corresponding terminals (A, B, C, D, E/F). A short-term car park in the lower level of the airport is accessible to all the terminals. A budget long-stay parking lot (Economy parking) is located behind Terminal F. A free shuttle goes from here to the airport.

The hotels situated next to the airport provide a free shuttle service for their guests. The nearest hotels to PHL are Courtyard by Marriott (0.1 km), Tinikum Blvd (0.7 km), Microtel (0.9 km), Hampton Inn (1.2 km), Hilton (1.6 km), Sheraton (1.8 km) and others. The shuttle to hotels departs from zone 4. The majority of the hotels have parking spaces on their territory. Read all...
Sightseeing of Philadelphia, USA
It is customary to leave a tip in local restaurants and cafes; it is usually quite high and make out 18-20% of the total bill. In some large restaurants a service charge is included into the total order; in this case, there would be ‘gratuities’ or ‘tips’ mark in the check.

All public places are non-smoking, so you should pay special attention to signs. As a rule, there are smoking areas close to all major venues and entertainment places. Heavy monetary fines are charged in case of rule violation.

When going on holiday be sure to take a copy of the identity document; it will help you to solve any misunderstandings easily. In particular, it is useful to young people who expect to purchase tobacco and alcohol, as it’s prohibited to sell them to persons under 21 years.

Holiday-makers should take into account that in the large restaurant tables are booked advance, especially in popular restaurants where there are lots of visitors in evenings. Also take care about buying tickets for various entertainment events well in advance, as it will eliminate the need to stand in long queues.

Drivers should be aware that it isn’t easy to find parking place in the city. Parking is forbidden on some streets, while other places are limited by strict time limits. Rent a car would be beneficial only to those who travel as a great company and plan to visit different areas of the city.
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Rental locations in USA
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 » Washington: 67 offices
 » Dallas: 55 offices
 » Boston: 55 offices
 » Chicago: 53 offices
 » Orlando: 47 offices
 » Baltimore: 45 offices
 » Atlanta: 44 offices
 » Miami: 41 office
 » San Diego: 40 offices
 » Detroit: 39 offices
 » Indianapolis: 38 offices
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