Albuquerque International Sunport Airport (ABQ)
Car Hire / Rental
(Albuquerque, New Mexico - NM, USA)
Albuquerque International Sunport Airport (ABQ) is near to both the I-25 and I-40, the main routes leading north-south and east-west across the US southwest respectively. This makes the airport very convenient to get to from anywhere in the state of New Mexico and beyond, and places a high demand on car rental agencies. Therefore, most car hire companies have offices at Albuquerque Airport and have relatively large fleets.
Reserving a car in advance of your trip to Albuquerque and New Mexico will ensure that you get the exact make and model that you need to meet your driving requirements. SUVs and other 4WD vehicles are very popular as they give you the freedom to fully explore New Mexico's charming towns and beautiful countryside.
Speed limits in Albuquerque, USA
Urban areas: 30 mph / 48 kph
Open roads: 65 mph / 105 kph
Motorways / highways: 70 mph / 113 kph
Car Rental, Driving and Parking in Albuquerque
As with much of the USA, car rental is a big business in Albuquerque and additional outlets are located around the city, all of which offer competitive deals. The majority of car rental companies both in the city and at Albuquerque Airport require that you are at least 25, hold a valid driving license (which you must show) and can pay by credit card. Alamo and Thrifty may rent cars to those aged between 21 and 24, although a surcharge will usually be made.
Many downtown parking garages are available in Albuquerque. These include the Central Parking System along 3rd Street SW, Park-It Place along 6th Street NW, and the New Mexico Parking Company off Central Avenue SE. When driving in Albuquerque, make sure that you stay on the right, use seatbelts and child seats at all times, and stick to speed limits, which may be as low as 15 mph / 24 kph past schools.
Albuquerque International Sunport Airport (ABQ) Car Rental Companies
The following car rental companies have representatives at Albuquerque Sunport Airport and are concentrated at the Sunport Car Rental Center, a short, free shuttle ride that departs every five minutes from the terminal building:
- Advantage Rent-A-Car
- Avis Auto Rental
- Thrifty Car Rental
Albuquerque International Sunport Airport (ABQ) Car Rental