When looking out for the designated area for car hire at Redding Airport you need to be aware of three different areas in the airport. The first area is the customer service counter area which is well marked in the arrivals terminal. The next area is the pickup and drop-off areas, which are one and the same. You can find this area by exiting the building terminal, turning right and then walking down the walkway all the way to the north side of the airport. The last area is applicable to after-hours drop-offs, which happen in a parking lot on the outside of the arrivals terminal. Each different agency has a demarcated row of parking bays. Find your bay, lock the car and drop the keys and your contract in the box provided!
If you are planning on adventuring in the mountain ranges in Redding, you will need to consider a suitable type of vehicle for car hire at Redding Airport. We would suggest you specifically look for off-road SUVs or 4x4 cars and opt for a manual transmission to make downshifting on those inclines a breeze.
Be sure to check the cancellation charge on the KAYAK website under the 'whats included' section as most car hire at Redding Airport does not offer a payment refund if you do need to cancel your booking. Some companies do offer a waiver of the fee if you cancel at least 48h before your collection date.
The most popular fuel plan for Redding Airport car hire services is the ‘like for like’ plan. You will be asked to pay a deposit via your credit card for the fuel already in the car which will be a blocked payment on your card and are expected to return the car with the same amount of fuel to get that deposit back.
Book your rental car at Redding Airport at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
FAQs about renting a car at Redding Airport
Fastbreak is a great service that will allow you to avoid standing in the normal line at the service desk. If you have booked your car hire at Redding Airport online previously, you can use the speedy fastbreak line, where you will receive a contract, the keys and directions to the car lot. No waiting around, paying for anything, or signing any contracts will need to be done. This service is mostly beneficial for dropping off your car as all you need to do is fill in your mileage and fuel level on your previously supplied contract and place it in a drop box at the drop-off car lot. You can expect a closed rental agreement to be sent to you via email within at least 48h.
You will need to pay the security deposit online if you intend to make use of the fastbreak service. If not, then a credit card is required at the customer service desk to collect the car. No virtual cards, cheques or debit cards are excepted. Only cards that display the relevant information in raised embossed characters on the card are allowed.
All the agencies operate seven days a week. On weekdays they are available from 09:00 till 16:00 and have reduced hours on Saturdays and Sundays. On these weekend days, they are operational from 09:00 till 13:00, however, an after-hours drop-off service is available for all, and if you have made your booking beforehand on the KAYAK site and are using the fastbreak feature, you will only need to pick up your keys and contract for collection.
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Redding Airport to off-airport locations include Avis, Budget, and Hertz.