Greensboro Airport Car Rental

Greensboro International Airport Background…

The conceptual beginnings of Piedmont International were among the first commercial aviation efforts in the United States. The airfield opened in 1919, under the name Maynard Field, and sported two runways, a hangar and even a Fixed Base Operator that was like an air traffic controller before modern aviation technology came about. Three years after it opened, while most states were just getting their first airfield going, two other airfields opened for business in the same area as Maynard field and competition was intense. In 1927, the physical beginnings of the airport took route in the area when Lindley Field opened.

What set Lindley apart from Maynard and the other airfields in the area, despite the fact that it opened without so much as a runway, was that Greensboro and Guilford County got the airfield placed on the congressional airmail route. Airmail began flying through Lindley in 1928 and the rest, as they say, is history. Now, the Piedmont Triad International Airport sits where Lindley once stood and services about nine hundred thousand passengers each year.

Concourse C from 1991

Greensboro International Airport Car Rentals…

There are nine car rental companies that conduct business with passengers through Piedmont International. All nine have counters that are situated against the wall, on the bottom level.  Once you get your bags from the carousel, you will turn toward the exit and you can’t miss them. You will be able to choose from Avis, Alamo, Dollar, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thrifty, and Triangle.

Vehicles are situated adjacent to the terminal.  You can access your vehicle by walking out of the front of the terminal and turning to your right.  Walk less than 100 meters and you will approach the car rental park.  Simply locate your pre-booked rental car company and access your vehicle.


Greensboro Airport Map


Greensboro Airport to Greensboro Downtown Directions…

Once you’re in your car, you’ll leave the airport via Airport Parkway. Finding your way out really shouldn’t be a problem since it is the only way out. Follow the signs until your reach Joseph M Bryan Blvd and take a right. You can then follow the road all the way until it ends into the downtown Greensboro area.

Greensboro Airport to Winston-Salem Directions…

Getting to Winston-Salem isn’t difficult either.  Watch for signage as you leave the airport and hop on the Joseph M Bryan Blvd and veer left towards I-40.  Once on I-40, you will then shoot for US-421 N/Interstate 40 Business Loop (the overhead sign will say Winston-Salem Downtown).  Just take 40-Business all the way into the city.

If you’re looking for a nice little pizza joint on your way to Winston-Salem, you might try the Pollo Pizza Pasta.  To get there, simply overshoot I-40 as mentioned above and stay on the Joseph M Bryan Blvd for another quarter of a mile.  Go past the Holiday Inn Express on the left and take the next left.  Go behind the Pizza Hut and Taco Bell and the Pollo Pizza Pasta will be on the right.  They offer rotisserie chicken, and some pretty darned good pasta and pizza.  Customers also report a pretty good cheese-steak as well.


Pollo Pizza Pasta


Greensboro Airport Directions to Raleigh Directions…

As anyone who has looked at a map, or is from North Carolina, can tell you, Greensboro is part of a chain of major cities. There are dozens of smaller cities that connect Winston-Salem, Greensboro and Raleigh, but just enough scenery to keep the area from turning into a full-fledge metropolis. Greensboro is the perfect destination for people looking for a central location from which to explore all that North Carolina has to offer. To get to Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina, you’ll want to follow the same directions as if you were going towards downtown Greensboro, but be on the lookout for exits off of Joseph M Bryan Blvd that merge onto I-73 South. Follow I-73 South to I-40 East. Once on I-40 East it’s a long but straight shot to the center of the capital.

Greensboro Airport Car Rental Return…

Unfortunately, due to the airport’s remote location, there aren’t too many gas stations nearby. Your easiest choice would be to exit off of Joseph M Bryan Blvd onto Inman Rd while on your way back to the airport. Take a right onto Inman and you’ll find a BP near a Food Lion and CVS at the Fleming Rd intersection. Your only other alternatives would be to get onto I-73 and take the W Friendly Ave exit. Going west on W Friendly Ave will lead you to a couple of gas stations, but you’ll have a little ways to go before getting back to the airport.

Other Airport Amenities…

The airport has a Sports Bar, Pizza Hut, Dunkin Donuts, and Haagan Daz Ice Cream shop in addition to its own restaurant on-site. Everything opens at five in the morning except for the bar, which opens at eleven, and everything closes around six in the afternoon. There are a few generic airport shops around the concourse as well, but nothing that will really peak your interest. You can kill some time, but you may want to make sure you’re not stuck at the airport for a long amount of time without a book or something to do.

The Car Rental Situation at Piedmont Triad International Airport…

Despite it being a fairly small airport, Piedmont International has nine car rental companies to choose from. If you can’t find what you want, you’re not looking hard enough. Eight big names and one local agency should be able to supply you with all you need. Especially if you make a reservation ahead of time.

Source: Greensboro GSO Airport

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