Rent a Car at Kalamazoo Airport (AZO)

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Kalamazoo Airport (AZO)


5235 Portage Rd,
Kalamazoo, MI, Michigan, 49001, United States


(1) 269-381-0617

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Hours of Operation:

Sun 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM; Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM; Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

If flying in, the rental counter is within the terminal with a short walk to the car lot.


Location Information

Where is Budget at the AZO Airport?

Fastbreak Service
Proceed to Budget rental counter. Show your drivers license and identify yourself as a Fastbreak member. The Budget rental agent will provide you with your preprinted contract and keys.
General Directions
COUNTER: **Airline Passengers** Located in the baggage claim area.
**Local Renters** Customers within the city limits use Exit 78 (Portage Road). Head south approximately 1/2 mile & turn left into the airport entrance. Counter located inside baggage claim area.
CARS: Located outside the terminal.
RETURNS: Same as pickup.
AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Allowed only during airport operating hours. Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & keys in the drop box. There is a sign posted on our counter directing customers to deposit keys & contract in the drop box. The drop box is a small opening (mail slot) on the right top side of the counter that drops down under the counter into a locked box.
After-hours Returns
Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & the keys in the Drop Box located in the Returns area. Remember to take your personal belongings with you.

Kalamazoo, MI, Airport Rental Car Return

When you’re ready to fly out, drop off your Kalamazoo airport car rental to the Budget location at: 5235 Portage Rd, Kalamazoo, MI, 49001. Follow the signs for rental car return as you drive toward the terminal. You can return your keys to the rental return drop box if the Budget rental desk is closed. Note that the airport closes after the last flight of the day.

Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport Car Rental Information

While you’re waiting for your luggage in the baggage claim area, step over to the Budget counter to pick up your keys or to begin a reservation. We’ll get you out to your car as soon as we can so you can take advantage of the short drive to Lake Michigan. Whether you want to drive an SUV to a Great Lake, take a minivan to nearby Binder Park Zoo, or get a cheap economy vehicle, we have a variety of quality rental cars for you.

Fastbreak Membership: Head to your Michigan destination quicker with a Fastbreak membership. You can pick up your rental car by just showing your driver’s license. Reserve your car using the Budget app or the form above.

Cheap Prices: Take advantage of our latest coupons and discounts for a car rental at Kalamazoo airport. With our Best Rate Guarantee, you can secure the lowest Budget rental rate.

AZO Rental Cars

Michigan is known as the Great Lakes State, and it’s pretty easy to drive to Lake Michigan, Lake Erie, or Lake Huron from Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport. Take your family in a minivan or SUV, drive a larger tour group in a passenger van, or enjoy the breeze in a convertible rental. If you want to treat yourself and a special someone, try out one of our luxury car rentals. Browse your options below.

Small to Full-Size Cars

Perfect for a short business trip, sedans get you where you need to go in the simplest way.


Drive an SUV rental with 5, 7, or 8 seats to the Kalamazoo Nature Center, or explore the beauty of Goguac Lake.

Long-Term Car Rentals

You could get a discounted rate on a monthly car rental in Michigan for 1–11 months and even swap cars during your rental period.


Get a minivan rental to drive your family to Binder Park Zoo. Or, fit up to 15 people in a passenger van for an afternoon of hiking at Fort Custer State Recreation Area.

Luxury Cars

If you’re on a romantic trip, upgrade to a luxury car rental like a coupe sports car and enjoy the grandeur of the Great Lakes.


Put the top down in a convertible rental and feel the breeze on the way to Lake Michigan.

Escape Kalamazoo Airport with a Budget Car Rental

If your trip is delayed in Kalamazoo because of a layover, or if you’re here for a short meeting, you can take a trip out of Kalamazoo airport in a Budget rental car. When the weather’s nice, get some fresh air and talk a walk through Milham Park or Ramona Park. For a fun indoor activity, head on over to the Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Museum for an out-of-this-world experience.

Check out our other local recommendations for places to eat and stay:

Nearby Restaurants

  • Cafe Meli

  • Ray Ray’s Italian Beef & Sausage

  • Smoke-N-Buns

Hotels Within 4 Miles or Less

  • Four Points by Sheraton Kalamazoo

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kalamazoo

  • Hampton Inn Kalamazoo

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