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Cheap car rental at AMS Airport

With beautiful architecture, enchanting canals, and lively nightlife, Amsterdam offers outstanding travel options - and car rental at Schiphol is the perfect way to explore them all at your own pace. You can choose a vehicle according to your taste and needs. The list of available categories at AMS Airport includes Mini, Economy, Compact, Standard, SUV, Full Size, Luxury, VAN and Convertible. On our website, you have access to high-quality deals from trusted providers. Check out the cheapest prices for all available car groups below:

  • Mini cars start at €27.40/day
  • The lowest price for an Economy auto is €28.49/day
  • Compact offers are available for a minimum of €28.83/day
  • You can pick up Estate for €31.74/day
  • The cheapest SUVs cost €35.46/day
  • Intermediate autos are available from €42.00/day
  • The starting price for a Standard car is €52.49/day
  • The best rate on Fullsize deals is €45.43/day
  • The minimum cost for Premium cars is €56.14/day

Want to check the exact prices for certain cars? Fill out the search form on our website. Also, you can find a cheap car hire in Amsterdam for the selected category in the following catalogue.

Mini

alamo

Kia Picanto

Kia Picanto

from €21.3 per day

Economy

sixt

Opel Corsa

Opel Corsa

from €21.6 per day

Compact

sixt

Opel Mokka

Opel Mokka

from €22.6 per day

Estate

sixt

Kia Ceed Estate

Kia Ceed Estate

from €25.3 per day

Car rental companies at Amsterdam International Airport

Dozens of large international agencies such as Budget, Sixt, Hertz, and Europcar provide service within the facility. Also, you can take advantage of smaller regional suppliers on our website. Each vendor has special offers, bonuses, and a large selection of equipment. Thus, the cheapest car rental deals you will find at ALAMO, and the most expensive provider is SIXT. Price is an extremely important factor when opting for the company to rent a car, so pay attention to their rates.

Another important aspect is whether your company`s rental desk is located inside Schiphol Airport or you will have to get a shuttle service. For those who don`t want to waste time on shuttles and desire to choose a supplier on-site the airport, consider one of these companies: Sixt, Avis, Europcar, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, National and Dollar.

Overall, each supplier has special offers, bonuses, and a large selection of equipment. You can check out each of them in the widget below:

Can't choose a provider to book a car from? Browse through the major Amsterdam Airport car rental companies and their details in the following table.

Company

Business hours

Telephone number

Avis

Monday-Sunday 06:00 - 23:30

+31 88 284 7620

Budget

Monday-Sunday 06:00 - 23:30

+31 88 284 7500

Enterprise

Monday-Sunday 06:00 - 23:00

+31 20 740 0950

Europcar

Monday-Friday 06:30 - 23:00

Saturday-Sunday 07:00 - 23:00

+31 20 316 4190

Hertz

Monday-Sunday 06:00 - 23:30

+31 20 502 0240

Sixt

Monday-Sunday 06:30 - 23:00

+31 20 405 9090

Popular Amsterdam Airport car hire agencies

Among the wide variety of companies which offer rental services, every traveller wants to choose the best provider. A top provider will offer great value for money, clean vehicles, friendly service, and easy pick-up/drop-off procedures. For your convenience, we have compiled a ranking of companies based on customer reviews. It is based on the key characteristics listed above and allows you to highlight the best providers. In the following catalogue, check all available vendors sorted by rating and select the agency you like. Keep in mind that the best-rated suppliers are closer to the top.

EUROPCAR

EUROPCAR

⭐ 8.4 / 10

SIXT

SIXT

⭐ 7.5 / 10

BUDGET

BUDGET

⭐ 7 / 10

DOLLAR

DOLLAR

⭐ 7.2 / 10

AVIS

AVIS

⭐ 7.8 / 10

ENTERPRISE

ENTERPRISE

⭐ 8.4 / 10

Pick up and drop off cars at Schiphol Airport

After signing the agreement at the counter, an employee from the company will direct you to the car. Thus, the exact location for picking up a car hire at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol depends on the specific provider you are renting from. Once you're behind the wheel, you can reach the city centre via the A4 or A10 freeway in just 20 minutes. Other local highlights such as the Rijksmuseum or Vondelpark are also within a short drive away. If you need to stay at the airport a little longer for a snack or to exchange money, use the short-term or long-term parking on site. For instance, P1 (Short-Term Parking) is available at Ceintuurbaan Zuid, 1118 CX, Schiphol.

At the end of the trip, you need to return the car to the place where you picked it up at the AMS parking. When approaching the airport on the A4/E19, stay on the right side to take Exit 2, and follow signs for Schiphol. Then, continue onto Ceintuurbaan Zuid and follow the 'Car Rental Return' signs. Enter the multi-story car park just across from the terminal, and continue to your company's dedicated space. Finally, turn off the engine and leave the vehicle.

Before dropping off the rental car at Amsterdam International Airport, don't forget to refuel it according to the fuel policy of the selected company. Also, allocate enough time for the return trip so as not to be late - otherwise, you may be charged for the delay.

How much is car hire at Amsterdam Airport [AMS]?

The exact rate may vary and depends on a number of factors. Vehicle type, availability, season, specific company, and trip duration are important price deciders. Consider the minimum, average, and maximum pricelines to rent a car at Amsterdam Airport in the following list:

  • The cheapest deal at AMS Airport is the Kia Picanto or similar from ALAMO available at €€21.6/day
  • The average rental rate in Schiphol is €€34.8/day
  • The most expensive car in Amsterdam Airport is the BMW 4 Series Convertible or similar, which costs €€210.1/day at SIXT

There are two ways you can hire a vehicle - pre-book it before your trip, or pick it up on the spot. Reserving in advance is a more practical method, as it allows you to choose from a larger number of deals and get a lower price. In this way, you will have access to all 9 rental car groups available at the airport, either to cheap Mini or expensive Convertible categories.

Moreover, booking a car a few months before your trip to Amsterdam gives you more opportunities for long-term rentals (usually, such deals are hard to get when you are already at the counter). You can reserve a car hire with us for an average price about €940.4 per month, while the minimal cost for this period at AMS Airport is about €940.4. Many drivers ensured that it is much better and more cost-effective, than waiting for the hot deals at the last moment.

Upon arrival at Schiphol, head to the Car Rental and Service Desk located in Schiphol Plaza to sign the agreement. After that, the company’s employee will give you the keys and direct you to the collection point.

Schiphol car rentals - what groups of autos are there?

Some people expect a big family ride while others want to enjoy a solo journey. This is why travellers planning an Amsterdam road adventure need a variety of transportation options. The good news is that you can rent a car in Schiphol for any purpose.

Budget-conscious drivers get access to cheap mini, economy, and compact cars. In addition to high fuel efficiency, these autos are suitable for cruising and parking in narrow urban spaces. At the same time, standard and intermediate models provide the perfect combination between affordable price and excellent passenger capacity. If you're planning to move on country roads, opt for an SUV with all-wheel drive and increased ride height. Its spacious interior and trunk will accommodate up to 5-7 passengers and their equipment.

Finally, luxury and premium Schiphol car rentals make it possible to drive in style and add even more comfort to your trip. So, any travel goal will be accompanied by an excellent and reliable car. If you have not yet decided which category to choose, consider any of the available options below.

What brand should I select for Schiphol car rentals?

When searching for a car, travellers usually focus on a particular class or group. However, you can link the choice of car rental at Schiphol Airport to a specific make as well. For example, a Jeep would be an outstanding option for off-roading and camping. Tesla caters to people who care about the environment and want to experience high-tech city driving.

At the same time, you can choose Toyota for different purposes as the manufacturer is present in multiple categories. BMW and Mercedes-Benz are famous for producing luxurious and stylish cars. Thus, they will be an excellent choice to bring comfort and prestige to your journey.

Each manufacturer has a model to accommodate your specific needs. Therefore, decide on your budget and taste, and choose your rental before taking a flight at Schiphol. For more details about a particular brand, click on the appropriate card in the list below.

Age limit for car hire in Amsterdam

The minimum age for picking up a cheap car rental at AMS Airport, Netherlands is 18. Keep in mind that drivers who are under 25 are subject to an additional daily charge and a higher security deposit. Also, certain vehicle classes, such as luxury and premium, may not be available to underage customers. The maximum rental age is approximately 80 for most companies. If you are a young driver, carefully study the age policy of all the available providers to select a deal with the best conditions for underage renters.

Amsterdam car hire documents

Each company has unique documentary requirements for their customers. However, the general list of documents for collecting a car hire at Schiphol Airport includes:

  • personal identification - a government-issued ID or passport
  • a valid driver's licence that complies with the company’s requirements and has been held for a minimum of 12 months before the trip
  • a credit/debit card with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Diners Club logo
  • your booking confirmation voucher

Car hire from Amsterdam Airport: useful traffic tips

So, you've booked a cheap car hire at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport with our website and are looking forward to an amazing journey full of adventure. What's next? Another important step is to study the local traffic regulations. Consider the important points below to prepare for your trip and avoid possible unpleasant situations:

  1. Drive on the right side in the Netherlands. When travelling from the airport, use the E19/A4 road, which will take you to the A10 ring road running around the city.
  2. The main roads in and around the city can get congested during rush hours. Therefore, plan your schedule accordingly, and take alternative routes if possible.
  3. Cyclists have priority on Amsterdam's roads. Look around carefully and don’t run into special bike lanes.
  4. Finding parking in the city centre can be a challenge. It is better to leave the car nearby and go sightseeing on foot or by bicycle.
  5. It’s illegal to use a cell phone without a hands-free device while driving.
  6. Stick to local speed limits. The speed limit within the urban area is 30 - 50 km/h. On motorways outside the city, you can travel no faster than 100 km/h.

Why should a driver rent a car at Schiphol Airport?

Convenience and efficient use of time are the main criteria for a perfect trip. Thus, collecting a set of wheels is the right decision for travellers arriving at the main air hub of the Netherlands. By picking up a car rental at Amsterdam Airport, you solve several issues at once. Firstly, you avoid costly taxis and frustrating public transport. Secondly, you can reach your desired destination immediately after landing. This allows you to save precious travel time and spend it on something more interesting than waiting for the bus. Also, it's just comfortable to travel in the privacy of your own auto.

Having a car on hand gives you the opportunity to cruise between city attractions and, if needed, enjoy a day trip outside the urban area. Therefore, you get even more freedom of movement for less cost with our website.

FAQ about car hire at AMS Airport

How to find car rental locations at Amsterdam Airport?

Upon arrival at Schiphol Airport, it is likely that your first question will be "Where are the car hire places near me?" Like in most major air hubs, car hire sites are available close to the baggage claim area. After landing, head to the arrivals hall and proceed inside Schiphol Plaza where car hire companies are located. After signing the agreement, you will be directed to your car.

How much does it cost to rent a car at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for a week?

With an average cost of €€34.8/day, the weekly price for car hire at AMS Airport is €€202. If you’re going to drive about 200 miles (320 km) per week, you will spend €47.15 on fuel additionally.

What car hire companies in Amsterdam offer shuttle bus services?

The following companies offer free shuttle service between the office and the airport: Enterprise, Green motion, Alamo, Goldcar and Rhodium. Buses depart every 10-15 minutes during business hours. Please note that waiting times may increase during the late hours.

How to return a rental car at Schiphol Airport?

Returning your car hire to Schiphol Airport Netherlands is a simple task. At the end of your journey, follow the E19/A4 freeway and take the appropriate exit when approaching the airport. Then, follow the "Car Rental Return" signs and park your vehicle in the appropriate designated parking space. Now, you are ready to take the luggage and check in for the departure flight. In case you need additional details about the flight, look at our Amsterdam Airport Departures page.

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