Top tips for renting a car at Athens Eleftherios V. Airport
Even though this is a large international airport, car rental at Athens Eleftherios V. Airport (ATH) is pretty easy. Six different rental car companies have an operation at the airport, five of which are large global companies and one that is a more local company. All these companies have customer service desks on the Arrivals Level of the main terminal building near the baggage claim area. All the cars that are available for rent are on-site in the parking lots outside of the terminal building.
The process for returning a car rental at Athens Eleftherios V. Airport is simple. Highway 62 runs straight into the airport complex. Once you are there look for signage for rental car returns and then park your car in an appropriate stall for your rental car company. Once you have parked note your gas level and mileage, lock your car, and drop your contract and your keys in the provided dropbox for your rental car company.
Because this is a large international airport, there are quite a few transportation options to get you from the airport to the center of Athens including trains, subways, buses, and taxis. Each of these has drawbacks compared to a car rental at Athens Eleftherios V. Airport. For example, a taxi can be quite costly to get you to the center of the city from the airport, whereas a bus or a train creates logistical problems when traveling with a large group or with a lot of stuff. That's what makes a rental car such a great combination of features for travelers.
Since this is a large international airport serving a popular destination, you should expect the airport to be rather busy at all times of the day, but especially during morning and afternoon rush-hour periods or holiday travel seasons. With that in mind, it is always a great idea to make sure you reserve an Athens Eleftherios V. Airport car rental with one of the rental car companies here in advance so that there is a much greater chance of an expedited process when renting your car.
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FAQs about renting a car at Athens Eleftherios V. Airport
For starters, whatever driver's license you present to the rental car company for your rental car needs to have an issue date that is at least 12 months before you rent a car. Rental car companies here will usually only require a driver's license but some may also require an International Driving License especially if your license is not in the English language. Beyond that you will also need a credit card and some rental car companies will also accept a debit card to reserve a car as well.
You would expect an easier experience with a large, global rental outfit since they generally have larger fleets and can handle a greater number of travelers. When you use these large companies, it is very common to arrive and have an information board that shows where your car sits if you've already made a reservation. This will save you the hassle of waiting in lines and dealing with staff members.
Because this part of the world is so well known for amazing weather year-round, this is a perfect opportunity to rent a convertible and feel the wind in your hair as you drive around this amazing country. If you are here with a larger group, a better choice would be an SUV or a minivan.
On average a rental car at Athens Eleftherios V. Airport costs C$ 86 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at ADDCAR RENTAL (C$ 13/day), GREEN MOTION (C$ 14/day) and SURPRICE CAR RENTAL (C$ 15/day).
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company at Athens Eleftherios V. Airport is Sixt (8.2, 62 reviews).
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Athens Eleftherios V. Airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, ACROPOLIS , GREEN MOTION , Europcar, Global Rent A Car, Alamo, Caldera, Enterprise, Thrifty, and Autounion Car Rental.