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Top tips for hiring a car at Bradley Intl Airport

  • Hiring car rentals at Bradley International Airport (BDL) is ideal for getting to Windsor Locks or any other destination in Connecticut. Car rentals are a fast and sure way of getting to your destination without worrying about fare hikes or schedules. With car rentals, travelers get the flexibility of visiting Windsor Locks eateries, museums and attractions at their own pace. Car rentals offer you more space, plus room to fit in any amount of luggage you need. Hartford Bradley International Airport car rentals are money and time-saving means saving you the hassle of connecting rides to your preferred destination. Travelers are spoilt for choices when it comes to adventure in Connecticut with car rentals.
  • Getting car rentals at Hartford Airport is an easy process if you have an arrival at the airport. Once you pick up your luggage from the baggage claim area, proceed to the courtesy bus pick-up location. If you arrive at the new terminal building, head outside the first roadway. If you arrive at terminal B, proceed outside the second street. There are complimentary shuttle rides from the roadways to the car rental center. Most rental car companies at Hartford Airport operate from 4 am to 12 am. If you need to pick up car rentals, consider making prior arrangements with the car rental company for after-hour services. There are about eight rental companies in the facility with plenty of car options, so getting car rentals is easy.
  • Once you are ready to return the car rental, drive back to the facility. Most companies have the same pickup and drop off location. Input address 4 Schoephoester Road, Windsor Locks. Before returning car rentals ensure to check with your rental agreement's fuel policy. Most companies have a full-to-full fuel policy, so if you picked up the rental car with a full gas tank, be sure to drop it off with a fuel gas tank to avoid steep charges on the rental bill. Once you get to the facility, look for car rental return signs which will lead you straight to the parking lot. Some companies have self-service kiosks, so you won't need to go to the counter. They offer drop boxes and online booths where customers input their details and leave the rental contract with the car keys.
  • Picking up car rentals at Hartford Bradley Airport can be hectic on certain days, hours and seasons. During the holidays and weekends, rental services can be slower due to many customers. During the day, 6 am to 9 am, 11 am to 1 pm, and 4 pm to 7 pm are the busiest hours for pickups. If you wish to avoid waiting in line at the rental counters, reserve a car before your arrival day at your preferred company. Alternatively, you can also opt for offsite car rental locations to provide pick up services and shuttle rides from the airport.
  • Book your car hire at Bradley Intl Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Bradley Intl Airport

  • Which facilities are available at the car rental center in Hartford Bradley International Airport?

    The car rental center at Hartford Bradley International Airport features several facilities for smooth pick up and drop off services. Shuttles provide complimentary rides between the facility and the airport. The facility is wheelchair accessible for passengers with disabilities. There are washrooms available, a waiting area and a parking lot. You will find restrooms and a designated parking area for passengers with disabilities at the car rental center.

  • What paperwork is required to rent a car at Hartford Bradley International Airport?

    All drivers have to be at least 21 years old. They must provide a valid driving license with a photo of the driver. Foreigners with driving permits in other languages should present the driving permit with an IDP. Customers must provide a valid credit or debit card to cover the cost of the rental car.

  • Which rental car companies are easiest to return a car to Hartford Bradley International Airport?

    Major car rental companies have an easy return process. They include Thrifty, Alamo, Avis and Hertz. They offer after hour return services; customers have to place the contract and keys in the return area drop box.

  • What is the best rental car company at Bradley Intl Airport?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies at Bradley Intl Airport are Hertz (7.6, 56 reviews), and Budget (6.7, 65 reviews).

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Bradley Intl Airport?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Bradley Intl Airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, National, Payless, and Thrifty.

Hartford Bradley Intl Airport car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.6

One location in Hartford Bradley Intl Airport

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180 Schoephoester Road

+1 860 627 3850

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Great vehicle, very fair rate,excellent experience

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The checkout process at Hertz seems slower than with other car renters. Everyone was super friendly and helpful though.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Highly Appreciate the ease of booking rental car via Kayak. Got great price. Hertz rental cars service was really awesome !!

6.0 Okay

Dec 2021

KAYAK
They should check/replace windshield wipers, especially in winter

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Staff was all very friendly and pick up and drop off was very easy.

5.9 Fair

Jun 2021

KAYAK
I haven't been able to get my invoice for the rental after several tries on Hertz.com. I did the rental on Kayak through Priceline to Hertz.

1 out of 22

Dollar

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

6.9

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180 Schoephoester Road

+1 860 386 2225

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2.0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Dollar has a scam - I showed to pick up my car and they say we only have an EV (which I couldn’t take). They then say we can give you a gas car if you pay an upgrade fee of $35 per day. Total scam that exploits traveling people. Will never use them again.

6.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

coffee splashed in inside door panel of a "sanitized for your protection" vehicle. gotta wonder

Cons:

better sings for Dollar location inside and out. all you see is Hertz

2.0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Our flight was delayed, landing us about 30 minutes after Dollar closed for the night. Before our flight departed, I called the Dollar location directly to inform them. If they wouldn’t be open, I was going to cancel my reservation and book with someone else who would still be there. They assured me it wouldn’t be an issue, and took down my flight information. As soon as we landed, I called again, and nobody answered. We waited for the bus to show, but it never did. They closed at their regular time, and left us stranded. Then, because we didn’t cancel before the time we were supposed to arrive, they refused to refund the money since we prepaid. I would not rent with Dollar again.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

nothing

Cons:

cancellation due to Covid and NO REFUND of $61.

6.0 Okay

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Should have used Hertz to start with all the extra fees and misleading insurance material.

5.2 Fair

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Charged a30 dollar device fee for a $1.30 toll. Super disappointed. Counter guy knew my husband was going on I 90 but said he didn’t need toll box. Just another way to rip off consumer

1 out of 25

Budget

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

6.6

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180 Schoephoester Road

+1 860 627 3700

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6.0 Okay

Oct 2023

KAYAK
It took a very long time to pick up the car.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2022

KAYAK
There was a chunk of the tire missing when we went to pick it up. We drove 13hrs and the rotors and brakes were in terrible condition and the tires had no tread. The wheel would shake when trying to stop. Very upset budget couldn’t take the time to look over brakes and rotors before customers came to pick the car up. I was surprised we made it to our destination safely it was that bad

4.0 Mediocre

May 2022

KAYAK
I had a drop-off time scheduled for 7 PM, and they failed to warn me that the drop-off location closed at 6 PM. When I called them, they informed me that if I didn't make it in by 6 PM and had to use the drop-off box to leave the car, I'd be charged another day. Therefore, at the last minute, I had to rush to get the car in before closing time because they failed to inform me of this information.

4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Cean car

Cons:

Check-i was horrible. Check out was horrible

5.2 Fair

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy.

Cons:

Pickup attendant seemed bothered we were there. The car had scuffs all down the side that were not disclosed before hand so we took pictures and went back inside and she just scribbled it down on a paper and handed it back to me. And the check engine light came on in the car.

4.4 Mediocre

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly, easy to check out and return the vehicle.

Cons:

Estimated price was hundreds of dollars difference, I also received a truck instead of an SUV as advertised.

1 out of 23

Thrifty

10.0

Wonderful

47 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.6

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180 Schoephoester Road

+1 860 386 2225

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4.4 Mediocre

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Car was dirty, dented and scuffed. The various fueling and insurance options were confusing. I felt like I was overpaying.

9.6 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

good car for good price

Cons:

a little farther from the airport than the other rentals

6.8 Okay

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Cost, Pick-up process, Rental Condition and Quality

Cons:

Drop-off of rental car. When I went to drop off the rental at 330am the morning of my flight (6am), the rental location was closed. I had to call road side assistance/directions support. Turns out the location is closed until 5am and that Thrifty rentals were to be returned to the Hertz location. I had no problem with the return, but it was stressful to deal with before an early flight in a city I am not familiar with.

8.0 Very Good

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of drop off and shuttle service.

5.2 Fair

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

convenient location, quoted price (actual price was significantly more!)

Cons:

When dropping the car off, there was only one employee behind the counter working with a couple. He asked if I was dropping off and then told me to "move the car over there." He didn't say "please" or ask nicely, simply commanded me to do it. I walked back in and he eventually told the couple he'd be back and disappeared for at least 5 minutes. A shuttle driver finally showed up and I walked outside and asked if I could drop the car off with him, explaining that the person behind the counter just disappeared. He said, "I'm just tired of doing returns." He did help but the service and the latter employee complaining about his job left much to be desired.

5.2 Fair

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean, drop off was straight forward.

Cons:

Was standing at the airport for over 20 minutes waiting for the rental shuttle. Had to call customer service who was even less than helpful.

1 out of 11

Alamo

9.1

Wonderful

75 reviews

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.2

Value for money

8.9

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180 Schoephoester Rd

+1 844 855 7198

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Aramis was so nice, he helped me find a car that was suitable to my requests and just a friendly person. Thank you!!

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Perfect

6.8 Okay

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Despite the long line and slow processing of customer, Rental Agent, Renee, did a great job turning-around an otherwise unpleasant experience. She apologized for the long wait, and upon hearing how long I had been waiting, she offered to compensate me with an upgraded vehicle, even though she realized I would never make it to my destination on-time, at that point. Renee was pleasant and helpful.

Cons:

Upon arrival at the Alamo/National location, the line for service was extremely long, only the National desk was open apparently servicing both Alamo and National rentals, and the speed at which the rental agents were processing customers was very slow. Some folks, especially those that had more than one person in their party, chose to leave one person in line while they tried the kiosk to automate processing of their reservation; however, the kiosk was apparently hit or miss, as some folks were able to successfully process their rental reservation, while others had to join back in line because the kiosk would eventually error and not finalize their reservation. I arrived at the Alamo rental location about 9:55am, expecting to be in-out within 5-10 mins, leaving plenty of time for the 40 minute drive that lay ahead of me to get to my destination on-time by 11am. As I was alone, I did not dare step out of line to try one of the hit/miss kiosks as others had tried. And, after over 30 minutes waiting in line, it wasn't until 10:35am when I rental agent, Renee, was finally able to wait on me and process my reservation. I arrived at my destination late due to the delay at the Alamo/National rental location, but please note about Renee in the "What did I like?" section, and how she tried to turn my experience around.

7.2 Good

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Fuel economy

Cons:

The associated was flabbergasted when I asked for a copy if the rental agreement, where I had declined all insurance, etc. I've had plenty of issues with past rentals to justify this request. After 10 minutes, he returned and told me the copier was broken and he could not provide me with a copy.

9.2 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was clean, drove well, and it was easy to check in and check out of the rental location.

Cons:

Hidden fees were annoying. It would have been nice to have the various taxes and young driver fees included in the (Kayak) search and/or initial bill.

6.4 Okay

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Checking in and out was quick and easy.

Cons:

The car was slightly dirty on the interior, it smelled like smoke and the exterior could have used a wash. If I hadn't been in such a hurry and it hadn't been so late, I would have gone back inside and asked them the exchange the car for another one.

1 out of 13

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.8

Very Good

38 reviews

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

7.0

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180 Schoephoester Rd

+1 833 315 5896

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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everyone I interacted with was kind and helpful

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The free of charge upgrade

9.6 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The only problem I had was it was difficult to know where to return the vehicle as national was doing all the check-in’s for enterprise and that made it a little weird to get back to the location. It would’ve been helpful if they would’ve given a little more information on that.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick in and out. no fuss. no excess upsell pressure.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was engaging, informative, and helpful...particularly Megan (relatively new employee).

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

When we couldn't get all of the baby paraphernalia - and us - into a full-size that we had rented, they worked out an upgrade to an SUV for us. And at 9:30 PM in the evening, with a crying baby, and faced with an hour drive, we can't tell you how nice that was for us.

1 out of 7

Avis

7.9

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.8

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180 Schoephoester Road

+1 860 627 3500

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6.0 Okay

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Agent was very nice. Car was dirty and had 54,900 miles on it. Seats were worn and dirty

8.0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was helpful and the drop off was easy

4.8 Mediocre

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Not rude just not friendly

Cons:

Be friendly

7.6 Good

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

N-a

5.2 Fair

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

they upcharged me for a larger SUV, since they did not have a chevy Tahoe, or similar size. I had already been quoted a price, but then when they either had a smaller size or larger, and I really needed something as big as a Tahoe, they charged me $20 per day extra for a ford expedition! this seemed unfair, since it was not my fault they did not have a Tahoe at the Avis site. Like, why give me a price quote and time to pick up at the site, if you don't have that model in stock? They should have alerted me ahead of time to make different choices.

1 out of 7

Payless

7.2

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

7.2

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180 Schoephoester Road

+1 860 654 7652

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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
The representative who assisted me was very helpful

8.0 Very Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were very friendly and helpful! And the price was right.

Cons:

I wish there were a sign that indicated where it was safe to ride over the spikes. We ended up parking outside of the rental location so that we didn't ruin our car. It was also confusing which care rental location to use, because the location on Google Maps no longer exists -- it's now an Amazon location and there's no entrance to the public -- and there were two different car rental locations that listed "Payless" on their signs, so we wasted time driving around until we made some sense of the confusing issues, and we eventually picked one location to see whether it would work out, without knowing for sure that I was in the right place until I actually got inside. Two different people driving around the airport asked me where to find the Payless pickup booth when I still had no idea, so it seems like the setup is a bit confusing in general. PLEASE fix your Google Maps entry, and PLEASE update your signs to make it clear (1) where to go for Payless pickups and (2) where to drive without destroying your car's tires.

4.4 Mediocre

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

quick pick up and drop off

Cons:

the car that was given to us has a scratches and dents on the front (most probably caused by an accident), the interior of the car smells like someone smoked inside.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly, and was able to quickly accommodate my request to extend an extra day, and honored the same rate as the first day.

Cons:

A bottle of water would have been a nice touch after being dehydrated in the air.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very friendly

Cons:

nothing, everything was perfect!

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Onsite staff=awesome, friendly and efficient.

Cons:

Customer service over the phone was absolutely abysmal.

1 out of 9

National

9.5

Wonderful

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180 Schoephoester Rd

+1 844 855 7199

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Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

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60 Schoephoester Rd, Windsor Locks, , USA Connecticut

+1 914 368 0091

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593 travellers who rented a car in Hartford Bradley Intl Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.9

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Full-size