Las Vegas International Airport is one of the largest in the United States of America, and handles over 38 million passengers per annum. The airport is found in Clark County, Nevada, and approximately 5 miles from the central business district of Las Vegas. Las Vegas Airport is also known as the McCarran International Airport, and has the official IATA code of LAS. Buses and taxis serve the airport for ground transportation, but many of the airport passengers prefer to rent a car, from car hire companies such as Avis Las Vegas Airport. Avis is well known around the world as an excellent choice of car rental company for business and leisure purposes, and offers their customers a wide choice of vehicles.
Las Vegas Airport has its own new, consolidated Car Rental Centre approximately three miles from the airport terminal buildings. All the car hire companies of the airport are now found in this building, located at 7135 Gilespie Street. In the area there are 5,000 parking spaces for rented cars. Although the Las Vegas Airport car rental companies are not found at the airport terminals, passengers can easily reach their vehicle as shuttle buses are frequently available. The car rental shuttles leave from outside the terminals (Exit Doors 10 or 11), approximately every five minutes. There are forty shuttles buses that are used to transport passengers, and they are accessible to disabled passengers. They are also free of charge for rental car customers.
In order to rent a car from Avis the primary renter will need to be at least 25 years of age, and should have a valid drivers license on hand. A major credit card will also be required for the hold of the estimated price of the car rental upon collection of the vehicle. Customers may also provide a debit card with the Mastercard or Visa logo at the time of rental, however, an additional $200,00 will be placed on hold over and above the estimated rental charges, and these funds will not be available for use. At the end of the rental period, once the vehicle has been returned to the rental location of Las Vegas Airport, payments can be made by credit or debit card, or in cash. The credit cards accepted by Avis at the majority of their US rental stations include American Express, AT&T Capital, Diner’s Club, Discover, JCB, GE Capital, Mastercard, Visa, PHH and Sears. Avis Charge Cards may also be used.
Customers younger than 25 years of age (between the ages of 21 and 24) may also hire a vehicle from Avis, however, they are not permitted to choose certain vehicle categories. The categories which are unavailable to younger drivers include Luxury, Minivan, 12-Passenger Van, Specialty, Fullsize SUV and Premium SUV. Younger drivers will pay higher car rental rates as well, for young driver insurance. This is a mandatory fee that is added to this type of rental by all major car hire companies at Las Vegas Airport. The additional charges could amount to around $27.00 per day of car hire, and per underage driver registered on the rental agreement.
The Las Vegas Airport car hire companies, including Avis, have many different types of vehicles for hire, in various price ranges. Customers mainly choose a vehicle for its size and price, but sometimes cars are selected for their more stylish and elegant characteristics as well. The more affordable cars from Avis are found in the Subcompact and Compact car classes, and are similar to the Hyundai Accent and Ford Focus. These smaller cars are ideal for all driving purposes, for driving in the city or for driving longer distances, and come with automatic transmissions and air conditioning. The majority of vehicles hired in the U.S. are automatic. Intermediate, Standard and Fullsize cars are popular choices as well, for families who require a slightly larger vehicle, but one that is not as large as an SUV or Minivan. Examples of cars in these categories include the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Impala. Avis has a wide range of Specialty cars as well, that include the BMW 528, BMW X3, Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, Ford Mustang Coupe, Fiat 500, Ford F-150 Pick-up, Mini Cooper Convertible and the Lincoln Navigator, a large SUV for seven passengers.
The Lincoln Towncar is a Luxury car from Avis, the Ford Escape is an Intermediate SUV and the Dodge Grand Caravan is an example of a Minivan for seven passengers. Additional cars hired from Avis, Las Vegas Airport, include the Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Edge, Chevrolet Suburban and the Ford E350, a large twelve-passenger van. Avis one way hires may be permitted from the car rental location of Las Vegas Airport. One way hire services allow the customer to return the vehicle to a different rental station of Avis, and can generally be driven to all parts of the United States. Cross-border rentals may be permitted as well, for customers who plan to drive to Canadian cities, however, this type of rental may take some organisation.
It is recommended to hire your vehicle from Avis in advance of your arrival at Las Vegas Airport, and to hire additional items of equipment in advance as well. Child seats, booster seats, luggage racks and satellite navigation systems are available. Avis hand controls for disabled drivers can also be requested, and while all other items will have additional charges, hand controls are hired for free from Las Vegas Airport. Hand control equipment is fitted to certain vehicles with an automatic transmission, and only operate the brake and accelerator pedals of the vehicle and not the windshield wipers, blinkers or other vehicle functions.
Customers fond of Avis’ car rental services can become Avis Preferred members, and enjoy many exclusive benefits. Avis at Las Vegas Airport can provide further details.
McCarran International Airport
7135 Gilespie Street
Las Vegas, NV, 89119
Telephone Number: (1) 702-531-1500