Car rental at Portland Airport

Car rental at Portland Airport

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Portland, OR, United States - Portland
4 Oct — 11 Oct
Same drop-off
Portland, OR, United States - Portland
Tue 4/10
Noon
Tue 11/10
Noon
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Cheap car rentals in Portland Airport

Compact$88/day
Intermediate$101/day
Standard$99/day
Full-size$94/day
People mover$119/day
Full-size SUV$117/day
Premium$138/day
Luxury$148/day
Intermediate SUV$111/day
Standard SUV$133/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Portland Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Dollar
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (321 reviews)
1 location in Portland Airport
Dollar
Locations in Portland Airport
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent19 Sep 2017
Fast, good price.
6.4 Good21 Jul 2017
I have not received a receipt via email as I had requested at drop off.
10.0 Excellent4 Jul 2017
Great experineceVery pleasant, helpful caring staff.I would have liked if it had been less expensive.
10.0 Excellent30 Jun 2017
Seemless transition from terminal to car access
8.0 Excellent3 Jun 2017
Good price and nice carComfy, fuel efficient, and peppy!!Drop off in seattle was long and they had to adjust the fuel charge and that was not easy, feel I was mislead by the person who rented me the car about the prepaid fuel charge.
6.4 Good23 May 2017
Extra charges and slick salesman.
6.0 Good14 May 2017
Price was reasonable. Convenient locationTrash left in car. Car had body damage before pickup. Had to report damage to staff as it was not noted beforehand. Seemed like they were hoping I wouldn't notice to charge me later
10.0 Excellent30 Apr 2017
Very niceEverythingNothing
10.0 Excellent26 Apr 2017
I wish I had paid attentionI wish that I had paid attention t the name of the agent who got me situated in my rental car- she gave me a free upgrade and was ever so polite and helpful. The car was clean and worked, free of any difficulty. The service was outstanding, but I chose this location based on the fact that it was IN the airport- no messing with shuttles/trams etc. One of the most hassle free parts of the vacation!not applicable
10.0 Excellent18 Apr 2017
Fantastic hassle free experience.Everything was really good. I was pleasantly surprised and felt bad for not knowing about dollar rental for my previous trips.Nothing.
Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.9 Excellent (328 reviews)
1 location in Portland Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Portland Airport
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
6.0 Good21 Mar 2022
Vehicle was what I requested. It was just really light in options. It had a chipped windshield, and reeked of cigarette smoke.
10.0 Excellent15 Nov 2021
The customer service staff were the nicest and sweetest people you could ever have working for a company.
10.0 Excellent28 Sep 2021
The staff were so friendly and on top of it, and the pick-up/drop-off processes were very streamlined and efficient. Staff also did a good job of making sure I understood all the details of the rental and was happy and comfortable with my options.
10.0 Excellent25 Sep 2021
Car pickup and return right there at airport - no shuttle needed. Service was quick and very friendly on both pickup and return. Great value for the price! Couldn't do better.
10.0 Excellent29 Aug 2021
Rented a mid size sedan. Only options at pick up were minivan and large pick up truck. Both large vehicles to park in a congested city. But the guy working that night was incredibly nice and we made it work…
10.0 Excellent26 Aug 2021
Car was comfortable, but very noisy.
10.0 Excellent26 Aug 2021
The pickup and dropoff couldn't have been easier and the employees were really personable and easy to work with! The price of the rental, I thought, was a bit steep. But I understand that's the case everywhere given the pandemic and availability of cars.
10.0 Excellent20 Aug 2021
Loved that we had an opportunity to pick our vehicle when we arrived. Several choices available and we chose the one we thought would give most room and fuel efficiency. Staff was super at pick up and drop off, car was clean and ran well.
3.9 Mediocre16 Aug 2021
They did not have anyone at the desk, so we had to wait in line in the garage to pick up our car. Everything was done on a handheld device, so we couldn't really read anything that we signed. the car was fine and in good shape. When we returned it, they charged almost twice as much as the contract was for.
5.9 Okay15 Aug 2021
Vehicle available was much larger than requested. Not very clean. Pickup was unnecessarily long.
Rated no. 3
Alamo
8.6 Excellent (525 reviews)
1 location in Portland Airport
Alamo
Locations in Portland Airport
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent23 Jan 2022
The charge of $6.20 per gallon of gas was excessive.
10.0 Excellent1 Jan 2022
I actually got really messed up because I kept putting in tbt airport code ‘PWM’ that works everywhere but on your site, so when I had to type in Portland manually, Portland, Oregon came up and my car was booked for Portland Oregon instead of Maine. So I would like to suggest that people have the additional ability to search via airport codes. The guy at the counter said it happens A LOT. Such a bummer since Portland Maine was the first Portland in America. And Portland Oregon doesn’t even have a port. :-p
10.0 Excellent25 Oct 2021
Better maintenance on vehicle needed. Wipers needed replacement and vehicle should be rented in cleaner condition . Especially where it rains and snows so much. Other than vehicle was as advertised.
10.0 Excellent29 Aug 2021
Wanted a Cadillac but they gave me a Beemer instead. It was a great Car. Smooth and comfortable...not to mention looked sporty and luxurious! I've rented from several other companies and Alamo always makes my rental experience incredible and amazing!
10.0 Excellent16 Aug 2021
Everything was great. Easy check in and return. Car in great shape and clean.
10.0 Excellent18 Jul 2021
Loved the help for my disability friend!!! Each location there were accommodations for her and staff was amazing. My only issue is that I was given a larger vehicle as an upgrade but without being asked. The upgrade was too big for my comfortability and I had to ask for my original selection which luckily they had available.
2.0 Mediocre30 Jun 2021
Never rent with this company.Don't waste your time renting from Alamo. I reserved my car 5 months in advance. Two days before my pick up, they canceled my reservation without any communication what so ever, no call, no email, no text. I only found out my reservation was canceled because I called to see if I could pick up earlier. When I called, they first confirmed my reservation and then put me on hold. When the operator returned he then let me know my reservation was canceled, why I asked why, he said " I can't tell you why, there were no noteds put in". I then, asked why I wasn't notified that my reservation had been canceled, he stated he didn't know and couldn't tell me why. He then tried to find me a car at one of their companies and they were completely sold out. The cheapest rental he could find me was $1,300 dollars from a rental company I had never heard of. I spent hours looking for a rental two days before my trip and finally found one through Hertz 30 miles from the airport. Although I had to spend more money to shuttle to and from Hertz, I had a pleasant experience with them. Long, story short, if you are looking for a company that doesn't value their customers, rent from Alamo.
8.0 Excellent28 Jun 2021
Clean and comfortable carDrop off was difficult to find. Long wait when dropping off. Car had tire sensor issue.
10.0 Excellent17 Jun 2021
Having reservations helped the process. The van drivers were very friendly and helpful.
6.0 Good8 Jun 2021
Drop off was easy. I had a full tank of gas, but they still charged me a 31.00 gas fee!!
Rated no. 4
Avis
8.2 Excellent (136 reviews)
1 location in Portland Airport
Avis
Locations in Portland Airport
  • 8.4
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
6.0 Good27 Aug 2022
Car seat were dirty, debris was left in car
4.0 Okay29 Jun 2022
Avis staff was incredibly slow and didn’t seem at all concerned about their customers waiting. The rental desks are a real hike from the airline gates.
4.0 Okay27 Apr 2022
The truck clearly had not been cleaned after multiple customers. There were parking passes from several different hotel stays left on the dash, food crumbs all over the back seat, and something disgusting in one of the cup holders. A maintenance light went on the second day I had it. The staff was great, but just know Avis is turning those vehicles over fast, and not doing anything in between customers.
10.0 Excellent13 Apr 2022
The workers at the Portland airport were very nice and helpful with the upgrade needed due to snow.
10.0 Excellent8 Mar 2022
Wonderful customer service, even though it was likely the end of their shift!
2.0 Mediocre8 Nov 2021
Avis rep charged me a price that was completely different from the amount I had booked and told me there was nothing they could do about it since it was already closed out.. Now I have to deal with it at the end of my vacation. Awful just down right shady .
8.0 Excellent1 Nov 2021
Car smelled like cigarettes
10.0 Excellent25 Oct 2021
All went very well.
5.9 Okay15 Oct 2021
Good car, clean, ran well. Disappointed that representative wouldn't allow my 24-year-old driver to be a second driver.
1.9 Horrible5 Oct 2021
I was unable to pick up my car. There was a line I’ve over 100 people waiting for Avis pick up and I didn’t have time to wait. It was the only rental agency with this kind of line. As a result I will not be using Kayak or Avis ever again.
Rated no. 5
Thrifty
7.8 Good (395 reviews)
1 location in Portland Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Portland Airport
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre26 Sep 2022
They charged me at the airport even I paid it forehand. I will do a complain.
4.0 Okay1 Aug 2022
The price I paid on Kayak didn't include close to $50 in taxes, but then when I picked up the car I was told I had to either wait 1-2 hours for the car I paid for or pay another $25 to upgrade to an SUV because they didn't have a compact in at the moment. I had to get to a flight in Seattle so I didn't have the ability to wait. So I felt really hard done by. Plus the wait in the Portland car rental centre was over an hour to begin with!
6.0 Good29 May 2022
Getting in touch with anyone by phone is like pulling teeth, but once you're actually at the rental place, the workers are nice and helpful.
8.0 Excellent13 Feb 2022
I just want the car I book. Not an alternate.
2.0 Mediocre28 Dec 2021
We reserved a car and when we came to pick it up they said they were all out of cars. It makes you wonder if they know the meaning of a reservation.
2.0 Mediocre27 Dec 2021
Deposit will be 250 plus whatever your final price is.
10.0 Excellent22 Nov 2021
Quick, easy, no surprises.
2.0 Mediocre19 Nov 2021
Our rental was supposed to cost less then $300 cost us just over $400. We were double charged for fees. The car was good but I will book with a better company next time.
2.0 Mediocre11 Nov 2021
We were supposed to get a mid size crossover, instead we were offered small wagons. Communication is terrible. No phone number to call location, tried to contact staff about an issue and got sent to 4 different staff and issue is unresolved. They don’t seem concerned at all about customer service.
6.0 Good10 Nov 2021
It was fine except I asked the driver who shuttled me to the airport how his day was going. After 38 years with Thrifty he was being let go because they moved locations to next to the airport I suppose. They told him he could reapply for a job as an entry worker. I just felt like the business, Thrifty, doesn't really take care of their employees so it's not a company I want to support with my dollars. I like a deal, but not at the expense of workers' livelihoods.
Rated no. 6
Budget
7.5 Good (160 reviews)
1 location in Portland Airport
Budget
Locations in Portland Airport
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
6.0 Good22 Sep 2022
Cleanliness was very poor, there was trash from prior rental, steering weel was sticky, and overall dirty interior. Value would be better if the car was well kept, but when you calculate the added cost of having to rent at the airport with the condition of the vehicle it is not a good value.
10.0 Excellent11 Sep 2022
Having the Budget Fast Break was immensely helpful in speeding up picking up this rental process. It’s free- do this for a very expedited pick-up. Drop off was also a piece of cake and quick!
10.0 Excellent30 Aug 2022
We had a Toyota Rav4 that was comfortable, plenty of room and great gas mileage
10.0 Excellent17 Aug 2022
Easier online reservation modification.
6.0 Good2 Aug 2022
The car was very clean, drop off was incredibly easy. On pickup the rep pressured me into buying insurance that I didn't need. Halfway through my trip the car started complaining about how it needed maintenance and I should bring it to the dealer ASAP.
10.0 Excellent27 Jul 2022
Perfect experience all the way through.
6.0 Good25 Jul 2022
I was quoted a price of something like $650. The actual price after taxes and ridiculous fees was like $920. That's a huge difference in my mind. I'd say get better at estimating prices.
2.0 Mediocre15 Jul 2022
My booking was through Priceline. Our flight was delayed twice. I called Budget regarding each delay. We were scheduled to pick up at 1115PM but arrived to pick up at 115AM----essentially the "next day" so they changed our rate and have charged MORE than DOUBLE the original amount. Should have been $973.01---they charged us $2194.83. As of this writing I have been denied resolution to the original contract.
4.0 Okay1 Jul 2022
Double the price of the initial quote
10.0 Excellent18 Jun 2022
upgrade
Rated no. 7
Payless
7 Good (137 reviews)
1 location in Portland Airport
Payless
Locations in Portland Airport
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 6.9
  • 6.4
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent26 May 2022
Time at the desk was short. The car was ready and clean. Drop off was quick. Great experience.
4.0 Okay8 May 2022
The vehicle I reserved was not available when I went to pick it up. It was also impossible to reach a live person via phone. I sent an email and never received a response. I will say that they upgraded my vehicle though since the one I reserved was not available. That was a nice gesture.
6.0 Good26 Apr 2022
Great value, a couple of hiccups with the car not at its pick up spot, got a different car right away.
2.0 Mediocre16 Feb 2022
Was the worst customer service. Had a health related problem due to COVId and was not able to attend the trip nor weeding. Tried calling to get a refund and no help or want to resolve the issue.
10.0 Excellent26 Feb 2019
A shorter fee for extending days.
8.0 Excellent5 Feb 2019
Staff were very nice and helpful. Once we made it to the rental facility pick up was very easy. Dropping off the car on the way out was also very easy. The car itself was nice and clean.Airport shuttle only comes every 30 minutes. We just missed it so were waiting a full 30 minutes before it came to take us to the rental facility.
10.0 Excellent21 Nov 2018
Your counter staff was excellent on both pickup and return.
3.2 Mediocre23 Oct 2018
Shuttle never showedAt th me curb, the PDX airport employee told me that Payless’ shuttle shows up “about every 30 minutes”, and this was at 2pm. I tried to call Payless, multiple times, and found it impossible to talk to any person at all. I just wanted to let them know I was waiting. So I simply walked away from the reservation. Renting from Payless was a bad idea.
3.6 Mediocre13 Sep 2018
Horrible experienceWe decided to upgrade to a larger vehicle at check-in and were quoted one price. Then at drop off, the price had over tripled. The communication was horrible, and we ended up spending way more than originally planned. Make sure you ask for everything in writing
2.0 Mediocre19 Jul 2018
Kayak website is not correct, will book directly with car rental in fuPayless representatives was good, I am giving low rating due to website being incorrect and customer service not helpful.When selecting car, requested pickup at airport terminal, paid more, but car rental was not at airport but had to take shuttle to off site lot.
Rated no. 8
Sixt
7.5 Good (40 reviews)
1 location in Portland Airport
Sixt
Locations in Portland Airport
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent24 Sep 2022
Everything was easy. Thanks a lot to SIXT.
6.0 Good31 Aug 2022
Our tire had a bubble on the sidewall. I called customer service to report the damage and request an exchange. I never received a call back about the exchange. We called the emergency after hours number and kept getting transferred and hung up on. Had to drive back to the airport the next day for the exchange. The staff at the Portland airport were amazing! Bummed we couldn't get a call back about our concerns and glad we didn't drive too far on the first night as exchanging it would have been a nightmare otherwise. Changing the dropoff location was a breeze. 3 stars for lack of response and support in an emergency situation. If we weren't able to resolve the issues in person it would have been very stressful and potentially ruined our trip waiting on a response from the call center support.
4.0 Okay9 Aug 2022
Price was more than agreed on
8.0 Excellent8 Aug 2022
Prepaid rental cancelation policy is not good. Not easy to find out what the policy is prior to agreeing. It turned out that the penalties are very high. I would not have accepted had I know.
2.0 Mediocre2 Aug 2022
Car was a little dirty in the back seat and the drivers seat was barely adjustable, I returned the car on time and they've been calling and messaging me the last few days saying it's late
8.0 Excellent30 Jul 2022
They had hidden fees… I wish all cost was displayed prior to arrival.
2.0 Mediocre29 Jul 2022
Car broke down. No assistance.
10.0 Excellent26 Jul 2022
Great service and friendly staff. Will use again. Thank you Sixt!
2.0 Mediocre17 Jul 2022
Booked a suv and they tried to give me a small car. That didn’t work for our luggage…which was why I booked and paid for a SUV. They told me no SUVs in stock Would not book with them again since they don’t honor reservations
10.0 Excellent15 Jul 2022
Very professional.
Rated no. 9
Hertz
7.4 Good (61 reviews)
1 location in Portland Airport
Hertz
Locations in Portland Airport
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent19 Sep 2022
We upgraded for a small fee for a Dodge Challenger for our road trip down the coast, and it was the perfect experience!
2.0 Mediocre15 Sep 2022
There were no cars available when I arrived, and a line and waiting area where people (with reservations) had been waiting for hours. I got a refund because the scenario was terrible, and ended up taking Lyft instead.
2.0 Mediocre11 Sep 2022
3 hours in line to pick up!
2.0 Mediocre23 Aug 2022
wrong location listed for dropoff. Complete chaos
8.0 Excellent16 Aug 2022
There was an extra charge for a second driver. No other rental has asked this of me and my husband. Don't think I would choose Hertz a second time.
10.0 Excellent16 Aug 2022
Excellent value for what we needed
10.0 Excellent15 Aug 2022
All good
2.0 Mediocre18 Jul 2022
One staff member serving a line of 30 people is not acceptable
8.0 Excellent17 Jul 2022
had to wait for the car about 20 minutes even though we had set the pick up time to be earlier than we would arrive at the counter
2.0 Mediocre14 Jul 2022
When we arrived to pick up our reserved Full Size SUV, the counter person said they gave it away and we were a few minutes early. They scrambled and had to get a mid size from another company. We were moving from Oregon to Ohio and needed the full size. Then when we got home, we realized they charged us an additional $800, but we had already prepaid almost $1,000! After literally hours trying to get someone on the phone, they finally admitted they overcharged, but wouldn't refund until we returned the car in Ohio. We had to leave behind some things that wouldn't fit in the smaller vehicle. That was our hotel money, so we had to sleep in our car in 90 degree heat burning $6/ gallon gas. When returned it and told them in Ohio, they gave us grief about it, but eventually refunded the $800. I am contacting Hertz today to formally complain. Run away from Hertz!
Rated no. 10
National
8.5 Excellent (13 reviews)
1 location in Portland Airport
National
Locations in Portland Airport
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent14 Jul 2022
Easy, clean, professional
10.0 Excellent1 Oct 2021
Great car. Was upgraded, free of charge because the car I reserved was not available. Very nice. Staff was friendly and efficient. Definitely would use this location again.
10.0 Excellent4 Jul 2021
Easy pickup and the service desk guy was friendly and informative about the area where we were going. They were able to get the car early as our airline had changed our arrival time at the last minute.We came an hour early from our pickup time and had to wait a 15 minutes or so to get the minivan as it was upstairs. The driver was not the friendliest.
2.0 Mediocre30 Aug 2016
They did not have the car available for rent...I feel like they scammed us
Airport Van
1 location in Portland Airport
Airport Van
Locations in Portland Airport
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Avr
1 location in Portland Airport
Avr
Locations in Portland Airport
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Easirent
1 location in Portland Airport
Easirent
Locations in Portland Airport
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Flight Car
1 location in Portland Airport
Flight Car
Locations in Portland Airport
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Sunnycars
1 location in Portland Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Portland Airport
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2128 travellers who rented a car in Portland Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

Car rental locations at Portland Airport

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$81/day

Good deal

$69/day

Top tips for renting a car at Portland Airport

  • There are many forms of payment accepted for a car rental at Portland Airport (PDX). However, the most preferred means of payment is by credit card. You can pay for your Portland Airport car rental with a major credit card, including American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover Network. Debit cards with the MasterCard and Visa logos will also be accepted at most rental counters.
  • If you plan to have an additional driver, they must be present when taking your car rental at Portland Airport. Both of you must meet the driver’s license and age requirements before you are presented with the rental car of your choice. Most rental companies at Portland Airport will charge a daily fee for the additional driver. However, if your other driver is your spouse or domestic partner, you won’t incur charges if they meet the age and driver’s license requirements.
  • The Interstate 205 is one of the major roads in Portland, connecting downtown Portland to PDX. It is also among the busiest roads in Portland during rush hour, in the mornings and afternoons when people are heading to and from work. Hence, picking up or dropping off your car rental at Portland Airport may be difficult during these periods, so organize your schedule to operate outside these busy periods for a more relaxed experience.
  • Anyone seeking convenience and flexibility as they explore Portland should consider getting a car rental at Portland Airport. Even though other means of transport might seem more affordable, car rentals come in handy because they save you time and allow you to travel to anywhere you like without any restrictions. Unlike public transport, which operates on a rigid schedule, Portland Airport car rentals offer you the flexibility you need when exploring a new city.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars at Portland Airport for $69 or less
  • Book your rental car at Portland Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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