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Welcome to the Regional Intermodal Transportation Center and Consolidated Rental Car Facility

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Why RITC? RITC Accessibility & Customer Drop-Off/Pick-Up
Rental Car Companies Ground-Level Transit Center


The Airport was obligated to build the Regional Intermodal Transportation Center (RITC) in response to runway safety area requirements. The Federal Aviation Administration required that the previous Ready Return Lot next to Terminal B had to be relocated because it encroached into the runway safety zone. The Airport was given until December 2015 to clear this area and move the rental cars.

We are aware of the impact this relocation has had on the rental car experience and have endeavored to minimize the impact of the relocation and to retain a high level of overall convenience for the customer. The RITC contains 11 car rental companies as well as a ground-level transit center for regional bus lines, and is located across the street from the Bob Hope Airport Train Station.

In addition to providing additional transportation options, the RITC is designed to resist large earthquakes and has the potential to serve as an emergency response center, when rail and aviation access to the region would play vital roles.

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RITC Accessibility & Customer Drop-Off

The distance from the Airport Terminal to the RITC rental car facilities is 1,100 feet, a walk of approximately seven minutes.

Elevated Moving Walkway: Access to the RITC from the Airport Terminal area is provided by an elevated moving walkway that conveys rental car customers to the rental car counters. Passengers who are new to the RITC can view this instructional video, which, in addition to providing directions to the Bob Hope Airport Train Station, also showcases the pedestrian passage between the terminals and the rental car facility. An escalator and elevator offer convenient access for all to the walkway, and the covered moving walkway keeps actual walking distance and time to a minimum.

Transit Center, Bus Stops, & Bob Hope Airport Train Station: The transit center is located on the ground level of the RITC and is accessible from the second-level rental car counter facilities via elevator and escalator. Rail passengers can access the Bob Hope Airport Train Station by walking across the Empire Avenue crosswalk that connects the south side ground level of the RITC to the Train Station.

Wheelchair Services: Free wheelchair service between the RITC and the Airport Terminal area is available at the main Terminal entrance skycap station, and rental car personnel can summon skycap wheelchair service to the car rental counters as well. Please call (818) 795-6087 for assistance.

Smarte Cartes: Smarte Carte kiosks have been installed at both ends of the walkway to allow for easy transport of larger pieces of luggage.

Customer Drop-Off/Pick-Up: Drivers who wish to drop off or pick up a customer from the Consolidated Rental Car Facility must park in the Airport's Short Term Parking Structure, located across from the Airport Terminal. The adjacent elevated moving walkway connects the Terminal area to the RITC.

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Rental Car Companies

The RITC consolidates 11 rental car brands and over 1,000 rental car parking spaces in one building. Contact information for the rental car companies at Burbank Bob Hope Airport is as follows:

Alamo Rent A Car
Reservations: (800) 327-9633
Avis Rent A Car
Reservations: (800) 331-1212

Budget Rent A Car
Reservations: (800) 527-0700

Dollar Rent a Car
Reservations: (800) 800-4000
Enterprise Rent A Car
Reservations: (818) 558-7336

Fox Rent a Car
Reservations: (800) 225-4369
Hertz Corporation
Reservations: (800) 654-3131

Midway Car Rental
Reservations: (800) 824-5260

National Car Rental
Reservations: (800) 227-7368

Payless Car Rental
Reservations: (800) 729-5377

Thrifty Car Rental
Reservations: (877) 283-0898

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Ground-Level Transit Center

In addition to housing rental cars, the ground level of the RITC serves as a transit hub for bus riders and will provide direct access to and from the passenger terminal via the elevated walkway. Metro Bus and Burbank Bus service stop in the bus turn-around area. Additionally, Amtrak and Metrolink passengers stopping at the Bob Hope Airport Train Station are able to access the RITC via a street crossing leading straight to elevator and escalator access to the elevated walkway. Metrolink has provided a demonstration video on how to move between the Airport terminals and the Bob Hope Airport Train Station.

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