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Austin, TX, United States
5 Aug — 12 Aug
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Austin car hire information

Pick-up locationAustin
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, People carrier, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Hire locations64
Airport locations21
Popular agenciesAvis, Budget, Hertz, National, Dollar

Cheap car hire in Austin

£54/dayEconomy
£44/dayCompact
£60/dayIntermediate
£61/dayStandard
£66/dayFull-size
£88/dayPeople carrier
£73/dayFull-size SUV
£85/dayPremium
£169/dayLuxury
£62/daySupplier choice
£77/dayIntermediate SUV
£91/dayStandard SUV
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Austin car hire reviews and directory

From £30/dayRated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (214 reviews)
1 location in Austin
Alamo
Locations in Austin
3819 Presidential Blvd+1 844 366 2656
Monday06:30 - 22:30
Tuesday06:30 - 22:30
Wednesday06:30 - 22:30
Thursday06:30 - 22:30
Friday06:30 - 22:30
Saturday06:30 - 22:30
Sunday06:30 - 22:30
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.9
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent26 May 2021
Pros: We originally booked a rental with Hertz, and had a nightmare. The vehicle broke down and it took 4 hours for Hertz to come pick up the vehicle and we were told there were no more available. We got online and booked with Alamo, which was more expensive but the transaction was a breeze, and pickup and delivery was fast and simple. The car was extra clean and ran like a dream.Cons: I wish we hadn't had to pay twice the rate of the other rental companies.
10.0 Excellent13 May 2021
Pros: Drop-off was easy. Drop-off attendant was friendly.
8.0 Excellent11 Apr 2021
Cons: BMW 3 Series was really small, difficult to enter, confusing shifter/electronics, limited trunk space.
2.0 Mediocre3 Jan 2021
Pros: Clean carCons: No chance to review pre-existing damage with employee, I documented a paint chipped area myself, but when I returned the car they said I was lying. Now they want to make an insurance claim against me! Poor customer service, I will avoid Alamo/National from now on unless they admit their mistake.
8.0 Excellent7 Dec 2020
Pros: Friendly staff at pick up. Staff saved me money. Drop off was as easy as I could imagine. Car was well maintained, clean, and came with nice features.Cons: Not much. Car could have come with iPhone adapter for CarPlay but that would’ve been above and beyond.
10.0 Excellent29 Oct 2020
Pros: yes, everyone was so helpful
10.0 Excellent19 Oct 2020
Pros: Picking up the car the attendant gave me a free upgrade.
9.6 Excellent22 Sep 2020
Pros: Friendly, helpful staff. Easy rental.
10.0 Excellent19 Sep 2020
Pros: Ease and speed of pickup and drop off
10.0 Excellent30 Jun 2020
Cons: Steps were a little confusing at first but no complaints
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From £33/dayRated no. 2
Enterprise
8.2 Excellent (223 reviews)
20 locations in Austin
Enterprise
Locations in Austin
10010 Manchaca Rd+1 512 292 1118
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday11:00 - 15:00
10907 N Fm 620+1 512 501 3832
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
11150 Research Blvd Ste 207+1 512 343 8982
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
12326 Ranch Road 620 N+1 512 335 4040
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
13207 N Us 183 Svrd Nb+1 512 257 9400
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday11:00 - 15:00
2016 W Stassney Ln+1 512 916 8080
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2301 E 7th St+1 512 354 3193
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2521 Rutland Dr Ste 700+1 512 873 9107
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
319 S Lamar+1 512 472 1373
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3205 Ranch Rd 620 N+1 512 354 8221
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3500 S Lamar #1+1 512 440 0099
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3819 Presidential Blvd+1 737 484 3896
Monday06:30 - 22:30
Tuesday06:30 - 22:30
Wednesday06:30 - 22:30
Thursday06:30 - 22:30
Friday06:30 - 22:30
Saturday06:30 - 22:30
Sunday06:30 - 22:30
4352 S Interstate 35+1 512 462 9009
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday11:00 - 15:00
5316 Ed Bluestein Blvd+1 512 362 5233
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
5350 W Us Hwy 290 Service Rd+1 512 271 0913
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
6817 N Lamar+1 512 453 4402
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
707 E. Braker Ln Ste 103+1 512 835 1155
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
7212 W Highway 71 Ste D+1 512 394 9972
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
816 Colorado St+1 512 476 2300
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday11:00 - 15:00
8310 Research Blvd+1 512 459 8100
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday11:00 - 15:00
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay12 Jul 2021
8.0 Excellent3 Jul 2021
Cons: Everything went well.
4.0 Okay13 Jun 2021
Cons: Pickup staff were rude and dismissive.
2.0 Mediocre25 May 2021
Cons: Flight was delayed and when I got there they told me they gave away my car because I was late. No other cars were available, so we spent the weekend using Uber.
10.0 Excellent24 May 2021
Pros: The staff was friendly, fast, and thorough. The rep walked around the car with me to check for pre-existing damage. My car was clean amd comfortable.Cons: I rented from an off-airport location due to the low amount of vehicles available in the city. Although Enterprise will "come pick you up", they cannot do that if you're at the airport. So I had to add a $35 Uber ride to the total. The rental was WAY overpriced for a Nissan Altima ($96/day), but they did not have to add a slew of additional fees like the airport places. But the staff were a good group of people. None of that stuff was in their control. I also dropped the car off before they opened. It was weird just leaving the car there, and putting keys in a drop box. I am used to airport locations with 24-hour presence. I never got a phone call or email letting me know they received the vehicle back. I only dropped it off about an hour before they opened, I'm sure it was fine.
4.0 Okay26 Apr 2021
Pros: One needs to be very careful in checking puck up and drip off locations. My pick up was NOT at the airport . The airport location told me there would be a sleight upcharge to redo the reservation and start a new one. The price was DOUBLE and there is no refund on the Priceline reservation!Cons: The airport should have helped there customer and traveler and explained to me where the other location was. They should have advised me to take a 30$ Cab ride and saved myself over 500$. I had to jump through hoops to get it right. In all fairness, the Representative at the OTHER location was awesome! He was helpful, honest and empathetic to my situation.
2.0 Mediocre25 Apr 2021
Pros: NothingCons: They could have actually had a car for me to rent instead of taking a reservation and leaving me stranded.
8.0 Excellent17 Apr 2021
Pros: goodCons: more vehicles
10.0 Excellent13 Apr 2021
Pros: The staff was great and drop off could not have been easier!
2.0 Mediocre12 Apr 2021
Pros: Rental companies were not honoring third party reservations and prices. Kayak allowed me to book a car only to have the rental car reach out to me to say they have no availabilities.Cons: Know what your partners have in stock.
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From £26/dayRated no. 3
Budget
7.3 Good (184 reviews)
9 locations in Austin
Budget
Locations in Austin
1104 North I-35+1 512 322 9377
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
12901 N Interstate 35 Ste 120+1 512 990 7263
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
13201 Fm 620 North+1 512 331 8593
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
1610 West 35th Street+1 512 371 7361
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
2901 S Capital Of Texas Hwy+1 512 732 0066
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
3819 Presidential Blvd+1 512 356 3519
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
6929 Airport Blvd, Ste 167+1 512 419 7908
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
7010 Highway 71 West, Ste 345+1 512 288 3605
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
8820 Burnet Road+1 512 419 1908
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 7
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible6 Jul 2021
4.0 Okay14 Jun 2021
Pros: Staff was fine and drop off was easy.Cons: Budget counter was not open, funneled to Avis, very long lines. Such an archaic check in process, this should all be taken care of at booking.
8.0 Excellent12 Jun 2021
Cons: Long line at pickup - desk understaffed
8.0 Excellent7 Jun 2021
Pros: Staff told me they only had a truck available for my one day rent for $228. I went on Kayak and booked a mid size car for $128
10.0 Excellent26 May 2021
Pros: Customer serviceCons: Have more car options
2.0 Mediocre24 May 2021
Cons: Had to call 18 times for them to even answer the phone.
6.0 Good24 May 2021
Pros: The car functionedCons: I showed up late to my reservation so the rate changed, increasing my bill for a one-week rental by $150, which was my fault. But the agent at the desk didn't tell me my rate was increasing, instead obfuscating the increase with a bunch of fees, one of which was a fee for prepaid gas which I explicitly declined. I called support to inquire about the rate increase, which I only noticed later, and it took over an hour to get a straight answer. During that call the service agent said she'd remove the prepaid gas free, since I declined it, and she didn't. So... yeah, the car functioned fine but the customer service was terrible.
2.0 Mediocre3 May 2021
Pros: did not pick up car at all.Cons: it didn't happen.
4.0 Okay3 May 2021
Pros: The price came out WAY higher than my original quote from Kayak. This has happened twice now so I will no longer be booking via Kayak.Cons: True pricing.
2.0 Mediocre26 Apr 2021
Pros: I believe it's a product of the pandemic, but they cancelled my reservation when I got off the airplane. They didn't have a car. There is a Seinfeld episode that immediately came to mind. Seems like car rental agencies sold off quite a bit of their fleets during the pandemic. I ended up taking a Lyft to a local Uhaul and renting a pickup truck from there. So... a little hard to write a review.Cons: Better, earlier communication that there could be trouble. I've since learned that car agencies running out of cars has common as we come out of the pandemic. Even with 24 hours heads up I could have done something better to solve this.
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Rated no. 4
Advantage
7.2 Good (213 reviews)
1 location in Austin
Advantage
Locations in Austin
3600 Presidential Blvd, Suite 107+1 512 969 6922
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent11 Feb 2020
Pros: Very nice drop off staff. Check-in guy wanted me take economy car since it was intermediate sold out; he did not offer me a discount for smaller car. I asked for intermediate or larger; he gave me a larger car. He was very polite though.Cons: See above.
2.0 Mediocre3 Oct 2019
Pros: They tricked at the counter, the attendant never told me I was going to be charged for an upgrade. When I received my final bill by email, I realized they charged me $30 for an "upgrade" that was never delivered or discussed at the counter.Cons: AS BAD AS IT COULD BE! The car was in terrible condition, ketchup on the door panel, plus had a disgusting juice spill all around the cupholders. Employees maybe we're waiting for a customer to clean up the car. The car had mirror lever is broken, head console buttons (SOS) where jammed/broken.
5.2 Okay12 Aug 2019
Pros: I didn’t get the car or help from the staff. Still charged full amount.Cons: I scheduled a same day pick up via my phone And the city auto populated to the neighboring city. I didn’t realize this until I went to pick the car up - kiosk guy directed me to customer service line but no one answered x 5. Called again the next day and was told it was too late.
8.8 Excellent7 Aug 2019
Pros: The man who gave us the car was abrupt and never smiled. The man who handled us when we returned was very friendly and helpful.Cons: More courtesy from the desk clerk when we got the cat
4.4 Okay5 Aug 2019
Pros: helpful staff, easy drop off & pickupCons: Car had almost no engine power, it was dangerously slow-speedup while merging onto freeway ramps, changing lanes the car was diesel volkswagon Jetta - i felt horrible for causing much more pollution compared to gas/hybrid
8.8 Excellent24 Jun 2019
Pros: Easy pick up and drop off.Cons: There was a piece of trash in the back of the minivan when we got it.
8.0 Excellent14 Jun 2019
Pros: 26$ to "rent" a toll pass for two days...A bit rediculous! Didn't take it when in Austin, Tx
8.8 Excellent5 Jun 2019
Pros: I loved the Chevy Cruze LT...Cons: The Advantage Staff, on pickup, was unprofessional and I had to ask them to fill the car up with fuel.
8.0 Excellent30 May 2019
Cons: Getting Toyota Corolla as requested - instead got Hyundai Sonata
6.4 Good20 May 2019
Pros: We ended up with a truck, albeit an impractical one, with decent features at a great price. Drop off experience was pleasant.Cons: Beware of their dealer’s / manager’s special. They’ll try and give you a diesel vehicle and lie at pickup to convince you to upgrade and/or tack on extras. Worst rental pickup experience I’ve ever had! Go with Fox if you need a low-budget rental.
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Rated no. 5
Payless
7.2 Good (176 reviews)
1 location in Austin
Payless
Locations in Austin
3819 Presidential Blvd+1 512 961 5295
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre30 May 2021
Cons: No one at Payless counter, sign said to go to Avis line. Very long, Short Staffed, went to National instead and got a car in 5 minutes.
8.0 Excellent12 Apr 2021
Pros: Easy drop offCons: Desk was not open in main office, so was long line upstairs Car was smelly
4.0 Okay4 Apr 2021
Pros: Drop off was easy.Cons: Long wait at pick up. They didn’t have the compact SUV and instead suggested I take a pickup truck. I was worried about the size and they assured me it was “small or midsize.” It was giant. I could barely get out of the airport parking lot and it was difficult to park throughout my trip. The back window wouldn’t close.
2.0 Mediocre13 Mar 2021
Cons: I paid for a small suv and received a compact for the same price. The worker repeatedly explained to me, “sorry sir that’s how supply and demand works.”
6.0 Good2 Mar 2021
Pros: The car was clean and reliable.Cons: I feel there is a scam going on with their gas policy. I declined their auto fill option which they marketed heavily to me. I filled up the tank a few minutes before dropping off the car, and on my car rental receipt they charged me $12.99 for 1.3 gallons of gas. They said it was full to 14 gallons at the time of rental and that I returned it with 12.7 gallons. I know that is not true, but of course I didn't save my gas receipt. I didn't have high hopes for getting my money back since I didn't save my receipt, but to my surprise when I called the representative offered to remove it immediately. He seemed all to familiar with my type of call. If I had to guess, I'd say this is a common practice for Payless and if you don't want to get cheated out of $12.99 you have to call and complain.
2.0 Mediocre14 Nov 2020
Pros: long line at booth with one attendant trying to cover avis budget and payless checkins. had to cancel because the wait would have made me late for my appointment.
8.0 Excellent20 Oct 2020
Pros: The staff was very helpful and friendly.Cons: Cars could have been available.
4.8 Okay23 Nov 2019
Pros: The Avis and Budget people were fine When I had an issue and had to speak to a Payless person It may be the worst customer service experience I ever had I’m assuming they are going out of business and everyone there is just angry I would avoid using this company till they figure this out Whatever money you may save using them isn’t worth it
9.6 Excellent3 Sep 2019
Pros: Very uncomplicated pick up and drop off! Friendly staff working efficient. We got an upgrade and were totally satisfied with our car! Excellent value for money!Cons: Counter was closed and we were sent to budget counter which was also closed. So all people were directed to Avis, which meant quite a bit of a queuing.
2.0 Mediocre23 Aug 2019
Pros: There was no staff available at the Payless at the Austin airport. Staff at the Austin airport was rude and clueless. It took 1.5 hrs for the Budget rental agency to find a car for me. Instead of promised Chrysler 200 or similar car, they offered a 10 seater van or a pickup truck. inappropriate optiCons: Never take any deal from Payless
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From £22/dayRated no. 6
Hertz
7 Good (553 reviews)
6 locations in Austin
Hertz
Locations in Austin
11906 Ih-35 North+1 512 973 8877
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
3819 Presidential Blvd+1 512 247 7250
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
5717 S I35+1 512 326 1649
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
6705 Hwy 290 West Ste 603+1 512 358 7932
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
709 East 10th Street+1 512 457 1583
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
911 W. Anderson Lane,ste 125+1 512 407 9650
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 6.8
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible29 Jul 2021
3.9 Mediocre25 Jul 2021
10.0 Excellent21 Jul 2021
1.9 Horrible17 Jul 2021
10.0 Excellent6 Jul 2021
4.0 Okay2 Jul 2021
Pros: Pickup was east and quick at the Austin airport hertz location.Cons: Drop off at Burbank airport was incredibly confusing, I and many others trying to return our cars were walking around in confusion as there was no one at the parking lot. Some people were just waiting in their cars, I ran into one of the ladies that was cleaning a rental and she explained to me that everyone was on break and that I could just leave the keys in the car. This was after wasting 40 minutes walking around while running late for a flight.
6.0 Good29 Jun 2021
Pros: Staff at the pick up site was friendly and did a great job. Drop off at the airport was great and hassle free.Cons: The process for booking (for me) was not clear. I thought I had booked the vehicle to pick up at the airport. When we got there, the pick up spot was 20 minutes away and cost another $48 for an Uber to that site. When I called to change my drop off site to the airport, the gentleman from Hertz was near impossible to understand and I never received an email confirmation that the drop off site was changed--plus I had to pay another $48 just to change the drop off site (Why such a charge?---it seems to me that it was a change handled on a computer and it shouldn't cost $48 for an associate from one site to pick up the van at the airport---felt like I was held up without a gun). Not receiving any email confirmation, I called a second time just to confirm that the site had actually been changed. The minivan was okay but the outside was dirty and it was obvious that it had not been washed in a while. While using the vehicle, a light about the automatic start/stop system came on. On the way back to the airport, one of the tires was low by 5 lbs and that warning light came on. I've rented cleaner and better minivans from other countries.
2.0 Mediocre26 Jun 2021
Cons: Had a confirmed reservation, show up only to be told that they didn’t have any available vehicles! No alternatives or assistance to fond a car at another location were offered. Terrible.
2.0 Mediocre21 Jun 2021
Pros: Nothing to like. They tried to rent me a car they didn't have.Cons: The line to get my car was 45 minutes long at 9:30pm. They processed me through like nothing was wrong and took my money. I was then told to wait in another line and they would bring me a car. The second line was 25 people deep and after 15 minutes in 90 degree heat, they announced they didn't have any cars for anyone and told us to come back the next day. So I canceled and asked for my money back. They didn't give my money back because I had pre-paid. It cost me $336 for NO CAR and NO REFUND. I will never use Hertz again.
8.0 Excellent15 Jun 2021
Cons: When I got to Austin (which was pretty late) the staff were taking forever with the people in front of me, and there was a massive line behind me. I waited way too long. More efficiency would be highly valued.
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From £30/dayRated no. 7
Avis
Most popular
6.8 Good (116 reviews)
9 locations in Austin
Avis
Locations in Austin
1104 North I-35+1 512 480 8333
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
12901 North Interstate 35 - Suite 120+1 512 251 3957
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
13201 FM 620 North+1 512 250 9716
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
1610 West 35th Street+1 512 371 1082
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
2901 South Capital of Texas Highway+1 512 330 0109
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
3819 Presidential Boulevard+1 512 356 3510
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
6929 Airport Boulevard - Suite 167+1 512 380 9177
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
7010 Highway 71 West - Suite 460+1 512 288 5181
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
8820 Burnet Road+1 512 343 9777
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
  • 7
  • 7.1
  • 6.7
  • 6.6
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent24 Jul 2021
6.0 Good14 Jun 2021
Pros: The staff was very friendly.Cons: The car was filthy. The seats has white stains in both front seats, the floor boards hadn't been vacuumed, the seat was difficult to adjust.
2.0 Mediocre14 Jun 2021
Pros: Car wasn’t clean upon pick-up. But I can live with that. What made it such a bad and frightening experience was when I started my road trip the morning after picking up my car. It wasn’t until then when I got on the highway and learned that the car had a controlled speed limit that someone programmed with the Ford feature that I could not override. I wasn’t able to go fast along with the traffic and almost got hit by a truck. After trying to reset the controls, I took the car back. Tried to get a full refund for not being use the car for my trip and was denied.Cons: They could make sure their cars actually work properly and are safe.
2.0 Mediocre5 Jun 2021
Pros: nothingCons: to have gotten my car
6.0 Good25 May 2021
Pros: Got a pickup truck since they ran out of sedansCons: Estimated total. Total everywhere on kayak for $387 when I left it was $410. A surprise $23 fee out of no where and Avis wouldn’t change it for the total I quoted
6.0 Good13 May 2021
Pros: Staff was wonderful.Cons: Car was filthy on the inside when I picked it up, I informed the employee. Also I was at the gas station for 20 minutes and couldn’t figure out how to open the gas cap, very frustrating and more expensive then needed
2.0 Mediocre4 May 2021
Cons: Ordered the car and THEY TOOK my money, but when I showed up they said I didn’t have a car or that my name was even on the reserved list. Wouldn’t recommend to anyone.
8.0 Excellent17 Apr 2021
Pros: yesCons: doing more to ensure vehicles are available in the city
4.0 Okay24 Jan 2021
Cons: They tried to give me a much smaller car than reserved. I canceled the rental.
2.0 Mediocre28 Sep 2020
Pros: Terrible all around.Cons: Customer service was the worst. Terrible all around.
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Rated no. 8
Thrifty
6.7 Good (139 reviews)
1 location in Austin
Thrifty
Locations in Austin
3819 Presidentail Blvd+1 512 225 2815
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 6.6
  • 6.5
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible27 Jul 2021
1.9 Horrible27 Jul 2021
1.9 Horrible18 Jul 2021
1.9 Horrible10 Jul 2021
2.0 Mediocre7 Jun 2021
Pros: I need to have this refunded. I have no idea how to contact Kayak customer service but I never picked up the car so I need this refunded. thanks in advance.
2.0 Mediocre9 Apr 2021
Cons: Terrible customer service. Had a completely flat tire 6 miles away from pick up. Lost too much time waiting to get the tire fixed. Was told I would receive a discounted charge, instead I received additional charges. Tried several times to get this resolved. Horrible!
2.0 Mediocre1 Mar 2021
Cons: Hidden fees
10.0 Excellent1 Feb 2021
Pros: Yes, that was all goodCons: There was a huge line to pick up the car. You had only 1 person at the Hertz counter and several people waiting so it took quite a while. Also, I had to walk a long way with my heavy suit case to where my car was parked.
8.0 Excellent1 Feb 2021
Pros: Absolutely!Cons: Seems counter productive to have your checkin counter closed due to Covid. Limiting staff. Then have people stand in line for an hour breathing each other's breath. Wouldn't it make more sense to move the people through as fast as possible to limit exposure?
2.0 Mediocre1 Jan 2021
Pros: The person who performed my rental transaction was very helpful. However, when I walked all the way to space 25 there was a different car in that spot. I had to schlep all of my bags back into the building and stand in line again. The counter person was apologetic and said someone must have put the wrong car in the slot. She reprinted the papers and even walked outside to give them to me. I liked the friendliness of the employee who checked in my car for return on 12/31. There was a wonderful woman in the security booth who checks cars out. I saw her again when I returned my rental on 12/31. But I don’t think she works for Thrifty.Cons: I am so fed up with Kayak and Thrifty car rental at Austin airport! I received an email confirming a cost of $184 +$79.52 taxes = $263.52 due at pickup. However, I was charged $300.36 at pickup and didn’t realize the discrepancy until an hour after I rented the car so immediately tried calling the airport counter, 512 530-6811, about 15 times but never got an answer, just a recording saying all employees are busy helping other customers. I tried calling Thrifty, 800 334-1705, but was told I have to go to counter to dispute charges. I am over an hour away from the Austin airport! On 12/30, I called Thrifty and after 19 minutes on hold, Anna told me I need to call the airport directly and gave me a number to call, 512 225-2815. When I called that number, a recording came on saying mailbox is full and it disconnected. I called back and was told by Lilah that I need to go to the airport counter. I asked to speak with a supervisor. I was placed on hold and music played while I waited, for approximately 30 minutes. Then the music stopped but I was still connected. (50 minutes). (I recorded the entire hour). I started recording the calls at 12:49pm. At 2:01pm I finally hung up. I got nowhere and apparently was still connected to Thrifty because the minutes on the line were still adding up, but there was no sound. Obviously it was pointless to continue on hold. By the way, the car I rented was possessed. There was an amber light next to the driver’s side window that flashed 80% of the time for no apparent reason. It was very distracting and annoying. Also, the bright beams would go on and off by themselves so drivers coming toward me and drivers in front of me probably thought I was intentionally flashing my bright lights at them. And when I intentionally turned on the brights, sometimes there was a delay so when I needed them they weren’t on, which is a serious safety issue. In addition, although it didn’t affect road visibility, one of the daytime headlights was burned out. Today, 12/31, I returned the car. Instead of going on my way after the agent handed me my all-clear receipt, I couldn’t just leave. I still needed to go to the counter. I had to schlep my bags a long way to get to the building and when I got there, the line was horrendous, with only two agents working. After waiting in line for 25-30 minutes, I was advised by Kim that I should have gone to the counter BEFORE I returned the car because now it was too late to do anything. WHAT??? So I’m still not done with this nightmare car rental. I will contact my credit card company and dispute the charges and I will attach a copy of my email with the quoted price and expose Thrifty’s fraudulent practices. I learned a valuable lesson. Don’t use Kayak or Thrifty ever again.
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Rated no. 9
Dollar
6.5 Good (108 reviews)
1 location in Austin
Dollar
Locations in Austin
3819 Presidential Blvd+1 512 225 2815
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 6.2
  • 6.3
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent28 Jul 2021
5.9 Okay21 Jul 2021
5.9 Okay12 Jul 2021
8.0 Excellent2 Jul 2021
Pros: Pickup was very smooth and clearCons: Better instructions for drop off. Nobody was there to help and I just guessed at where to leave the paperwork. I still haven't received an email letting me know that they got any of it, or a final receipt
10.0 Excellent6 Jun 2021
Pros: Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. At other car rentals we have been pressured to buy more insurance, upgrade the car...they gave us exactly what we wanted and did not waste our time with a sales pitch. The process was quick and efficient.
4.0 Okay2 Jun 2021
Cons: Checkout problems, old dirty car, high prices
2.0 Mediocre31 May 2021
Pros: Hertz was great and I will use them next time. Dollar? Don't think soCons: Booth was closed so had to use Hertz counter which was undermanned.
2.0 Mediocre31 May 2021
Pros: My bill was not what I was quoted. I was charged twice as much and opted out of all addons.Cons: If I was charged what I was booked.
10.0 Excellent10 May 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly at both pick up and drop off. I picked up at the Hertz counter and a wonderful lady helped us. Great experience!
4.0 Okay3 May 2021
Pros: Staff was great.Cons: The vehicle front windshield was not sealed properly very loud wind noise, for the price I paid to Dollar to rent would never do again.
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From £35/dayRated no. 10
Fox
6 Good (501 reviews)
1 location in Austin
Fox
Locations in Austin
3819 Presidential Boulevard+1 512 256 8460
Monday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
  • 6.4
  • 6.4
  • 5.8
  • 5.8
  • 6
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible10 Jul 2021
1.9 Horrible24 Jun 2021
6.0 Good22 Jun 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly and kindCons: They did not have any larger vehicles for upgrade upon arrival, family of 5 with luggage in small SUV is tough.
10.0 Excellent14 Jun 2021
Pros: No line at counter, great prices, they added a driver for free since it was my bachelorette and upgraded me to a minivan so we had more spaceCons: Overall great experience
6.0 Good12 Jun 2021
Cons: Pick up took 45 minutes of standing in line waiting for 1 agent serving a long line.
8.0 Excellent8 Jun 2021
Pros: pick up staff were great & helpfulCons: There was still garbage under the seats. It could have used a better wash, but I understand they have alot of cars to clean after the Memorial Day holiday
10.0 Excellent7 Jun 2021
Pros: Fox had great rates and seamless outgoing and incoming process. The process of renting was efficient. Staff was helpful in suggesting upgrades.Cons: I wish they had sites in other areas aside from the airport.
6.0 Good4 Jun 2021
Pros: Pickup and drop off was easy. I was given a free upgrade to a full size sedan as they were out of mid size ones.Cons: When I picked up my car, I was told their gas pump was broken so I received it with only 3/4 tank of gas. As a result, the employee told me I did not need to worry about filling up the tank when I returned the car and that I wouldn't be charged. Once I did return it, however, I was charged $98 for fuel to refill it at an insane markup. I had to wait on hold for 1.5 hours before finally talking to someone about it, and I was only refunded $60 out of the $98 total I was charged. The first employee that told me not to refuel the car never marked anything down on their accounts so it was never communicated to others, which resulted in me spending nearly $40 when I shouldn't have had to.
4.0 Okay3 Jun 2021
Pros: Pickup and drop off process was good and fastCons: Car had 65+k mileson it and engine was working not smooth from time to time. plus vehicle had very bad windshield wipers, what is very unsafe in such rainy regions like Austin, TX
8.0 Excellent1 Jun 2021
Pros: Drop off was easy and the car was very clean and in great shape. Phone customer service was helpful.Cons: We were told that we had no option but to use toll roads in Austin and was up-sold an unlimited toll pass for $83. After driving for a week and almost 600 miles, we never came across a toll road that we HAD to take. I called customer service and told them about the situation and that we never used a toll road, they did refund the $83.
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Rated no. 11
E-Z Rent-A-Car
7 Good (92 reviews)
1 location in Austin
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Austin
3600 Presidential Blvd, Suite 107+1 512 969 6922
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 7.3
  • 7.6
  • 6.7
  • 6.5
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay7 Oct 2019
Pros: the check in and check out were goodCons: cleaner vehicle, and better selection of cars. This was by far the worst rental that I have ever experience and I rent a car everywhere I go internal and in mexico and us. Shame on you!
4.4 Okay9 Sep 2019
Pros: Clean car, at least on the inside. Easy return once I figured out where to go.Cons: Almost all the signs around the airport and parking garage listed directions toward all of the other rental car companies but did not list EZ Rent-a-Car, and the few ones that did were wrong. No one was at the EZ check-in desk. Scratches on car. Huge upcharges. Old car with no modern conveniences.
10.0 Excellent18 Jul 2019
Pros: everythingCons: nothing
3.6 Mediocre16 Jul 2019
Pros: over charged and not cooperative staffCons: more attentive
6.0 Good3 Jul 2019
Pros: Staff at the counter appeared to really dislike their jobs. Tried to push the toll charge and the pre paid fuel option is a total scam.
6.4 Good18 Jun 2019
Cons: We added a second driver and they didn’t tell us that it would be. $13/day
2.0 Mediocre21 Mar 2019
Cons: Given me money back because I had to cancel my trip because my dad had cancer
2.0 Mediocre29 Oct 2018
Never rent with themCons: To pickup car it took 40 minutes in line. Then the car was dirty unclean and in poor condition. Wouldn’t recommend
9.6 Excellent17 Oct 2018
Overall Good experience, some confusionPros: The vehicle itself was excellent! I was given a free upgrade from what I had requested (compact) to a small SUV.Cons: Check-in was quite slow and rather confusing. The desk for E-Z was unmanned, and the screen behind the counter kept changing, so I couldn't even find the counter until the name of the company finally appeared. Then, there was a sign with print that was FAR TOO SMALL telling which counter to go to for service. I was third in line, and it was over 20 minutes before I got waited on...
6.0 Good12 Sep 2018
Cons: Bate and switch
Rated no. 12
Silvercar
9.8 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Austin
Silvercar
Locations in Austin
2415 Highway 71 East+1 855 359 2227
Monday09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday09:00 - 15:00
Thursday09:00 - 15:00
Friday09:00 - 15:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9
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From £42/dayRated no. 13
National
8.5 Excellent (18 reviews)
1 location in Austin
National
Locations in Austin
3819 Presidential Blvd+1 844 366 2655
Monday06:30 - 22:30
Tuesday06:30 - 22:30
Wednesday06:30 - 22:30
Thursday06:30 - 22:30
Friday06:30 - 22:30
Saturday06:30 - 22:30
Sunday06:30 - 22:30
  • 9.1
  • 8.3
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8
Recent reviews
7.2 Good19 Jun 2018
Nice car but it left the lot low on washer fluid.Pros: It was a nice car. Staff was friendlyCons: The Washer fluid was low and so every 10 minutes a bell would chime signaling the fluid was low. Fluid levels should have been checked before the car was put out available to drive. It was extremely annoying to have that chime every 10 minutes. Had to walk a mile to get to the rental building and I am disabled. There should have been a golf cart or some way for people to get to the rental building besides walking. The signs where to return rental cars at the airport were horrible with the construction.
10.0 Excellent30 Oct 2017
Positive ExperiencePros: They saw how many people we had and upsizwd our car. It was perfect
6.8 Good5 Oct 2017
Too expensivePros: nice small car, clean and comfortableCons: Only had the car for 2 hours, and the cost was $114 The car I got from Avis a week later was $65
5.2 Okay22 Feb 2017
Pros: National in Austin went fairly well getting the vehicle. The representative went overboard in trying to get me to upgrade however and when I got to the garage, it didn't appear there were any slightly larger cars available. This left the impression I would have been in the exact same car.
10.0 Excellent5 Dec 2016
Easy pick up and returnPros: Low price SUV rental, gas very affordable and easy pick up and return at Austin airport, no buses to this easy convenient rental car terminal.
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From £22/dayRated no. 14
Europcar
6.8 Good (1 review)
1 location in Austin
Europcar
Locations in Austin
Please Go To Fox Counter+1 512 256 8460
  • 10
  • 8
  • 6
  • 6
  • 4
Recent reviews
6.8 Good27 Oct 2017
Make sure it’s not a sub-contractorPros: Clean, new car in great condition. Drop-off was quick and easy.Cons: The rental was not with Europcar as advertised. It was in fact with Advantage rent a car who, I guess, sub-let cars. Pick up was slow (why do I have to provide all my personal details when booking if none of these are forwarded to the rental company??). Also, when I called to try to extend the hire by a few hours, I was quoted a price equivalent of more than a day’s rental.
From £19/day
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Cheapest deal
1 location in Austin
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Austin
3600 Presidential Blvd Ste 107, Austin, Texas+1 512 969 6922
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Avalon Transportation Service
1 location in Austin
Avalon Transportation Service
Locations in Austin
4701 Weidemar Lane+1 512 987 8664
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Easirent
1 location in Austin
Easirent
Locations in Austin
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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Flight Car
1 location in Austin
Flight Car
Locations in Austin
Austin airport+1 844 435 8227
Recent reviews
Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in Austin
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Austin
3819 Presidential Boulevard Austin Tx+1 512 256 8460
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Austin
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Austin
Please Go To The Advantage Counter- 3600 Presidential Blvd Suite 107
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Longhorn
1 location in Austin
Longhorn
Locations in Austin
4812 North I H 35+1 512 452 1773
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Priceless
1 location in Austin
Priceless
Locations in Austin
7100 Burnet Rd.+1 512 284 8495
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Rhodium
1 location in Austin
Rhodium
Locations in Austin
Austin Airport. On-Airport. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. 3819 Presidential Boulevard.+1 512 256 8460
Monday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
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Sunnycars
1 location in Austin
Sunnycars
Locations in Austin
3819 Presidential Boulevard
Recent reviews
2540 travellers who hired a car in Austin gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

Car hire locations in or near Austin

Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

£33/day

Good deal

£28/day

When to book a car hire in Austin

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Austin

  • Whether travelers seek to explore the city of Austin or attractions like the Austin Zoo or the Colorado River, a hire car will get you to all destinations in no time. You don’t have to worry about timetables and public transport delays when you can enjoy your time in Austin with a car. Houston and San Antonio are about 165 and 80 miles away respectively, and for travelers staying longer in Austin, they are definitely worth a day trip.
  • Get your hire car conveniently at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and be in the city center within 15 minutes. The hire car center is located in Level 1 at the customer counters, but signs will guide you there from the terminal. There are also shuttles operating between the terminal and the car hire center.
  • Austin is a bike-friendly city, so make sure you do not cross bike lanes and risk injuring a cyclist. Also be aware that the speed in Austin is rather high compared to many other cities. As Austin has interstates crossing in lower and upper decks, it can be a challenge to navigate the system at first, so drive extra carefully and attentively to take the right exit.
  • Try to avoid rush hours in Austin to save time and energy. Especially the Interstate 35 is clogged up 6-9 AM and 4-7 PM, and waiting times can be up to an hour. Also note that, even though Austin is known for being rather warm, there can be ice in winter that will make the streets more dangerous and slippery.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Austin for £28 or less
  • Book your car hire in Austin at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Austin are around 43% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Standard car hires in Austin are around 45% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Austin

  • Some car hire companies in Austin which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Avis, Budget and Alamo

  • On average a hire car in Austin costs £33 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Hertz (£32/day), Avis (£39/day) and Budget (£44/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Avis 3819 Presidential Boulevard 78719 (7 miles from the city centre).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Austin are Alamo (8.8, 272 reviews), Enterprise (8.2, 340 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 204 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Austin is £2.54 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £30 and £41, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Austin.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Austin Bergstrom airport include Avis, Budget, Alamo, Hertz, Europcar, Enterprise, National, Advance Car And Truck Rental and Fox.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Austin Bergstrom airport to off-airport locations include Avis, Budget, Alamo, Hertz, Europcar, Enterprise, National and Fox.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Austin costs £36 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car hire in Austin costs £57 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Austin costs £28 per day, on average.

  • In Austin, cars are most frequently hired at Avis 3819 Presidential Boulevard (7 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Austin costs £234 per week (£33 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Austin costs £1,004 per month (£33 per day).

  • Travelers who seek to get the ultimate Texas experience should opt for a pickup truck, as they are still the most beloved vehicle in Texas. However, they do require a lot of space, and if you only cruise through the city and have a hotel without a parking lot, a more compact car or smaller SUV is a more sensible choice.

  • Unless posted otherwise, general speed limits for Austin are 15 mph in alleys and around schools and 30 mph in residential areas. 55 mph is allowed on unnumbered highways during nighttime and, during the day, drivers can speed up to 60 mph. On numbered highways, the maximum speed limit is 65 mph at night and 70 during the day.

  • The average petrol price is around $2.60 per gallon in Austin, depending on where travelers refill their tank. Petrolstations like Costco or Sam’s Club are known to be cheaper in comparison to many other petrol stations; try to avoid refilling your tank close to the airport, as petrol prices usually are higher there.

  • Parking is available on the streets of Austin or in garages, public parking lots or, of course, your hotel (if available). When parking on the street, note that it could be metered and be sure to check how long parking is permitted. Alternatively, choose a parking garage such as the ABM Parking, LAZ Parking, or 924 E Dean Keeton Street Parking, where your car can be parked for longer stretches of time -- but always read the signs to be sure.