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A couple q's-Please Help(PHX,Grand Can,Sierra Vista)

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A couple q's-Please Help(PHX,Grand Can,Sierra Vista)

We are flying into PHX then renting a car(still to be determinded which car company)

We plan on driving to the Grand Canyon...

My questions are

We need to rent a car from the airport(PHX) BUT need to return the car to Sierra Vista...any advice on if this is allowed, how they handle this, are there extra charges for a drop off at a different location from pick up...anyone have a fav car rental co. that has good weekday rates

Our flight arrives at 10am, should we try and find a hotel around flagstaff and sightsee around the area then drive to the GC the next day? Would flying in then driving straight to the GC be too much for one day? Leave us rushed? Where would you reccomend staying that is fairly close to the GC?

We have never been to Phoenix or the Grand Canyon so we have no idea what to expect..any tips,hints,advice that you can offer will be appreciated...

we are a family of 5-2 adults 3 teens...we are driving on to Sierra Vista after the GC to meet my Uncle where we will be picking up our car(we are buying from him)-which is why we need to return the rental in Sierra Vista...we will have 7-9days total to make our way back to Oklahoma once we arrive in Phoenix

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer

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1. Re: A couple q's-Please Help(PHX,Grand Can,Sierra Vista)

Most car rental companies will charge a 'drop off fee' for returning a car to a different location that where you originate the rental. Fees will vary from one company to other depending on dates and destinations. It all has to do with market demand and so you'll need to do most of the research yourself by plugging in your dates with the various vendors.

If you arrive in PHX in the morning, you might want to consider driving half way to the GCNP and spending the afternoon and overnight in Sedona. Then you can leave and drive the remaining 2 hours to the GCNP the following day.

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2. Re: A couple q's-Please Help(PHX,Grand Can,Sierra Vista)

You might want to explore returning your car in Tucson and then getting your uncle to send someone to pick you up. There's no airport in Sierra Vista, and thus unlikely to be any demand for rental cars to be dropped off there.

What time of year?

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