The Las Vegas Airport car rental companies have an efficient system for shuttling travelers to and from the car rental area. McCarran is a huge and incredibly busy airport, and they have streamlined the process for travelers to efficiently pick up and drop off their rental vehicles without incident. It’s called the McCarran Rent-a-Car Center, which provides shuttle service for travelers to and from the airport to the Center, as well as a central area for rental agencies that are not located on-site to pick up and drop off clients. No rental office desks are located at McCarran. All rental company business is conducted at the Rent-A-Car Center. To help familiarize yourself with the layout of the Las Vegas Airport before you land, check out the in-flight magazine to help give some context to the directions detailed below. Here’s a link to the airport layout at McCarran International.
Picking up Your Rental – Take the Shuttle
Once you exit the plane and get your checked-in luggage from the baggage claim area, proceed outside the claim area to take the shuttle from the airport to the Rent-a-Car Center. The shuttle buses are clearly marked in blue and white, and stop often, shuttling travelers around the clock. Approximately every five minutes. The Center is located approximately 3 miles from the airport,
From Terminal 1: From the Baggage Claim area on Level 1, follow the signage for Ground Transportation. This will lead you outside doors 10 and 11 where you can catch the Rental Car Shuttle from the center median strip.
From Terminal 2: From the Baggage Claim area, exit the glass doors and cross the street toward the center median strip to catch the Rental Car Shuttle.
The shuttle transports all rental car customers from the pick up area at the airport to the state-of-the-art, centralized McCarran Rent-A-Car Center. At the Center, travelers can check in at the on-site rental agency counters and pick up their vehicles right outside. The following agencies are located at the rental area:
Rental agencies not listed above will meet and pick up customers from this central location. If your company is not listed and you aren’t sure where to meet or pick up your rental vehicle, contact the rental agency.
Returning Your Rental
All rentals must be returned to the McCarran Rent-A-Car Center, and travelers take the shuttles back to the airport terminal from the Center. To make things easier, a handy way of making the task of returning to the rental center is to use your GPS, smart phone or in-car navigation system. Save the address – 7135 Gillespie Street – to your GPS navigation system to help you find the rental center again. Or, check your paperwork from when you checked in for a map and instructions on returning your vehicle. Or, download the rental center brochure which contains driving directions from Las Vegas to the Center. Once at the Center, follow the overhead signs to the rental return for your rental vehicle agency. Although the shuttles leave approximately every 5 mintues from the Center, allow about 20-30 minutes additional time to your schedule for checking in and returning to ensure against delays.