Ground Transportation

The IAH Rental Car Center serves as a consolidated facility for rental car companies.

While the IAH Rental Car Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, each rental car company operates during specific hours. For questions and to rent or return a vehicle, customers should call their rental car company of choice using the phone numbers listed below.

Shuttles to Rental Car Center


The Rental Car Center is approximately five minutes from the terminals by shuttle.

Shuttles depart every five minutes from the outside Baggage Claim/Arrivals, Terminal A, B, and C between 7:00 am and 11:00 pm and every ten minutes between 11:00 pm and 7:00 am. Terminal D rental car shuttle pickup is available until 9:00 pm; after 9:00 pm proceed to Terminal C. 

  • Terminals A: south side, Door A-115
  • Terminal B: south side, B-103
  • Terminal C: south side, Door C-105 
  • Terminal D: west curb
  • Follow signs to “Ground Transportation”
  • Exits are marked with “Rental Car” signs
  • Look for blue and white buses marked “Rental Car Shuttle”

Note:  International passengers who arrive at Terminal D will proceed through Customs & Immigration to the Terminal E international arrivals hall.

Returning a Rental Car

Signs on John F. Kennedy Boulevard and Will Clayton Parkway direct you to the Rental Car Center.

Address:  17330 Palmetto Pines, Houston, TX 77032 

Shuttles depart for the terminals every five minutes.

  • Separate buses serve Terminals A and B, Terminals C and D.
  • Look for the sign designating the terminal on the front of each bus 

Rental Car Companies Serving IAH

Contact information for rental car companies serving IAH may also be found through the Interactive Visitor Kiosks located in the Baggage Claim area of Terminals A, B and C, and on the International Arrivals Level of Terminal E.

Alamo1-888-233-8749Open daily, 24 hours
Avis1-800-633-3469Open daily, 24 hours
Budget1-800-218-7992Open daily, 24 hours
Dollar1-800-800-4000Open daily, 5:00 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Enterprise1-800-736-8222Open daily, 24 hours
Hertz1-800-654-3131Open daily, 24 hours
National1-888-826-6890Open daily, 24 hours
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Payless Car Rental1-800-729-5377Open daily, 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
 Sixt Car Rental1-888-749-8227Open Daily, 5:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Thrifty Car Rental1-877-283-0898Open daily, 5:00 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Zipcar1-866-494-7227Open daily, 24 hours