Depending on your provider, your car might be waiting for you just outside the airport, or a shuttle bus ride away. For example, Avis has a desk in the Arrivals lounge and a car waiting for you a 2min walk away from the terminal, in the car hire parking area. Hertz and Europcar, however, operate a meet-and-greet service and a shuttle ride to their respective car parks.
If you've pre-booked, present your rental voucher. You must show your driver's licence and, if requested, an extra form of ID – for example, your passport. To rent a car at Darlington Teesside International Airport, you need to be over 18 years old, but some providers only lease a rental car if you're over 21 years old. They may additionally apply a young driver's surcharge for under 25 or 26-year-old drivers.
Darlington Teesside International Airport car hire providers do not accept debit cards. A valid credit card is required for the company to arrange the security deposit, which you get back upon drop-off assuming there is no damage to the vehicle. The credit card must also be in the main driver's name.
If you need to refill the tank to the same level as you collected it, there are a couple of nearby petrol stations, both around a 10min drive away. If you're returning to the airport via the A66 from the direction of Darlington, a Morrisons petrol station is located within 3.5 miles of the airport. If you're coming from the Middlesbrough direction via the A135, there is an Eagle Service Station around three miles away.
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Darlington Teesside Intl airport to off-airport locations include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, and keddy by Europcar.
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