Car Hire at Salt Lake City Airport
This information is correct as of September 2015
Book car hire at Salt Lake City Airport and make the most of your trip to Utah's state capital.
Where to hire a car at Salt Lake City Airport
The car rental companies can be found on the ground floor of the short-stay car park, just across from the main terminal building. Companies offering car hire from Salt Lake City Airport are Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise and Fox. You can also take a shuttle bus to a nearby area where you'll find Hertz, National and Thrifty.
Petrol stations near Salt Lake City Airport
If you select a 'full to full' car rental agreement you will need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There is a Shell and a Chevron garage on the N Temple Road, near other airport facilities such as Park'n Jet long stay parking and the Radisson Airport Hotel.
Driving around Salt Lake City Airport
When you leave the airport you have a couple of options: you can drive into Salt Lake City using N Temple Road, which is a regular two-laner, or you can jump onto the fast paced I-80. We recommend taking a few moments in the parking lot to get used to your new vehicle. Americans drive on the right-hand side of the road, so the steering column is on the left. Automatic transmissions are also a lot more common than manual ones, so it might take a little time to grow used to the new controls. Just keep your wits about you.
Getting to your destination
Hiring a car is a must if you're planning to visit the USA. The distances are so big that most towns are designed with drivers in mind. These are some of our favourite destinations near Salt Lake City Airport.
Salt Lake City
Utah's capital city might be best known for its Mormon connections, but only half of the population belong to the religion. In reality the city is fun and funky, with a liberal attitude and plenty of hippie attractions: from organic restaurants to fantastic hiking.
It takes just over ten minutes to reach downtown Salt Lake City in light traffic. There are more than 30 thousand parking spaces in downtown Salt Lake City, so you shouldn't have trouble finding somewhere to leave your car for a few hours. If you're planning on staying for a few nights, check out hotels in Salt Lake City with parking facilities.
Home to the famous Sundance film festival, Park City is also known for skiing and its lively music scene.
It takes about 45 minutes to drive to Park City in light traffic. It can be a bit more difficult to find parking spaces while Sundance is on, not to mention hotels. We recommend booking early, and making sure your hotel has all of the amenities you need: including a car park. Parking on Main Street is metered all year between 11am and 8pm. The car parks nearby are free of charge: some have time limits, others don't, so always check local signage.
The gateway to canyon country and Arches National Park, Moab is a favourite destination for fans of extreme sports and extreme scenery.
It takes just over three and a half hours to drive to Moab from Utah's only international airport. Most of the hotels in the city have free car parking facilities.
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