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Austin, TX, United States
25 May — 1 Jun
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Pick-up locationAustin
Rental locations63
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Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (212 reviews)
1 location in Austin
Alamo
Locations in Austin
3819 Presidential Blvd+1 844 366 2656
Monday06:30 - 23:30
Tuesday06:30 - 23:30
Wednesday06:30 - 23:30
Thursday06:30 - 23:30
Friday06:30 - 23:30
Saturday06:30 - 23:30
Sunday06:30 - 23:30
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.9
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
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
9.2 Excellent1 Jun 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and accommodating.Cons: Vehicle could have been a touch cleaner.
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.3 Excellent (217 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
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
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
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
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
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
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
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
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
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
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
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3819 Presidential Blvd+1 737 484 3896
Monday06:30 - 23:30
Tuesday06:30 - 23:30
Wednesday06:30 - 23:30
Thursday06:30 - 23:30
Friday06:30 - 23:30
Saturday06:30 - 23:30
Sunday06:30 - 23:30
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
Sunday11:00 - 15:00
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
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
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.
2.0 Mediocre9 Nov 2020
Pros: NothingCons: When i booked the reservation i typed in AUS for Austin airport the first item that popped up was offsite. did not realize it was off site until the day off and on site was out of cars. ended up paying a lot more. Kayak automatically booked my reservation when i was just trying to see the total cost
10.0 Excellent29 Oct 2020
Pros: Staff was amazing during pick up and drop off. The car we rented was perfect no issues -excellent service provided.Cons: Great job especially during this time.
5.6 Okay8 Sep 2020
Pros: Drop off in vegas was easy and staff was kind helpful.Cons: Pick up process in Austin was poor. Agent just said follow me. He walked around vehicle and then said i could go. He did not do a vehicle check with me meaning confirming there are no damages. Didnt tell me where keys were and did not ask if i had questions regarding vehicle functions. I had to go get him and ask where keys were. At that point the agent made me feel rushed and as if i was an inconvienence not a customer. I had to fingure out how to use lights, cruise control ect. I had never driven that car before so perhaps the agents should be mindful of that.
5.2 Okay3 Sep 2020
Pros: N/ACons: If I reserve a sub-compact or economy car, then that is what I want and expect --- and not to to be 'up-sized' to a bigger car - regardless of rate. Valuable vacation time was wasted on this issue. Honor the reservation !
10.0 Excellent3 Jul 2020
Pros: Yes
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Rated no. 3
Budget
7.3 Good (169 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 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00
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
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  • 7.2
  • 7
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
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.
2.0 Mediocre21 Apr 2021
Cons: The line to pick up the car was over an hour wait. There appeared to be one employee to help a line of 30 or more customers. We cancelled our reservation and went with another company.
4.0 Okay9 Apr 2021
Pros: Drop off was easyCons: Pick up was awful
2.0 Mediocre27 Mar 2021
Pros: NothingCons: Customer service was No help.
10.0 Excellent24 Dec 2020
Cons: Had to switch the first car because it had not been serviced and needed an oil change. The second car ended up being low on wiper fluid. Staff was super nice and helpful in making the switch.
2.0 Mediocre19 Oct 2020
Cons: Prepared to be nickeled and dimed. Gas tank showing well above full, but they can squeeze a little more in? Charge. Return a few minutes late? Charge. All of course within the Terms and Conditions that you sign when you rent the car, but up to you if you want to do business with someone who is going to take every possible opportunity to squeeze every cent out of you as you can.
10.0 Excellent13 Aug 2020
Pros: Pick-up and drop off was a breeze. I loved the car.Cons: Nothing that I can think of at the moment.
7.2 Good6 Jul 2020
Pros: The lady who helped us rent our vehicle was very helpful.Cons: The wait for a car at the beginning was very long, over 45 minutes.
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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 (175 reviews)
1 location in Austin
Payless
Locations in Austin
3819 Presidential Blvd+1 512 961 5295
Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
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
6.8 Good20 Aug 2019
Cons: I did not go on one toll road but was lead to believe I probably would be on one. Paid $11 a day for that :( Also, young man when I returned my car was not helpful.
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From $65/dayRated no. 6
Hertz
Most popular
Cheapest deal
7 Good (527 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 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
6705 Hwy 290 West Ste 603+1 512 358 7932
Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
709 East 10th Street+1 512 457 1583
Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
911 W. Anderson Lane,ste 125+1 512 407 9650
Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre17 May 2021
Pros: Nothing as I never got a car.Cons: fulfilling the order for a car and not canceling my car the day before my trip. The agent said they over booked by 74 cars
2.0 Mediocre14 May 2021
Pros: NothingCons: They cancelled my reservation that morning saying they had no vehicles, no offer to rebook elsewhere.
10.0 Excellent11 May 2021
Pros: super friendly man at austin airport
2.0 Mediocre10 May 2021
Cons: I booked and got a confirmation number, what car I was getting (or something similar if they were out), a time for pick up, etc. When I get there they say they have no cars for me. Why allow me to book and say they'll have a car for me when they didn't. I stopped searching for a car because I was told I would have one. If they simple didn't allow me to book or told me there was no available, I would have help looking. It's a poor system and the people helping me just told me a script when it was their fault for booking me.
4.0 Okay10 May 2021
Pros: that we actually had a car to rentCons: we were given a two seater utility van... it was all they had.. booked a month in advance as well.
2.0 Mediocre3 May 2021
Cons: They had no cars and notified me the night before. I ended up having to drive after searching everywhere for cars. Denver to Waco. Please provide full refund.
10.0 Excellent30 Apr 2021
Cons: It was all good
2.0 Mediocre26 Apr 2021
Cons: They did not have any cars available even though I had a reservation.
2.0 Mediocre25 Apr 2021
Cons: Horrible customer service.
2.0 Mediocre23 Apr 2021
Pros: NothingCons: I wanted to pick up the car at Austin-Bergstrom, but this was not the address in the reservation made by either Kayak, Priceline, or whomever. This mistake was made by the third party. Then Hertz would not assist in this mistake. They had no cars at the airport, so had to take a Lyft to the other location. Then wanted to charge an extra $200 for a location drop-off change. Lesson learned.
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Rated no. 7
Thrifty
6.9 Good (132 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
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
  • 6.6
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
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.
4.4 Okay13 Sep 2020
Pros: Drop off was very easy, car itself performed well.Cons: LIne to get car was extremely long. it was moved to hertz counter that had only 2 people working and at least 30 people in line. When we picked up the car it had a certified clean label on the door which was a joke. Dog hair everywhere in the car - stuck to steering wheel, etc. A bottle of CBD oil in the cupholder with dog hair stuck to it. Passenger side dashboard was filthy like someone put their dirty feet/shoes up on it. Clearly no one cleaned or wiped it down at all. if we weren't in a hurry and hadn't already stayed in line for an hour we would have rejected the car.
3.6 Mediocre8 Sep 2020
Pros: It was utterly disappointing to see that the reservation counter was closed at 11:00pm when I had the reservation to pick up at 11:00pm. on 9/4/20. I left multiple voice messages to the manager on duty but no one had a courtesy to call back ever! The reservation should NOT have been allowed to start with if the counter is closed at the time of pick up. Also, the local Thrifty airport contact phone number informs that the. counter is opened at the Austin Airport till Midnight!!. I had to spend another hundred dollars, come back again the next morning to pick up my rental vehicleCons: Provide compensation for the inconvenience and better communication on the reservation and the counter hours of operation and the availability of the cars
2.0 Mediocre21 Mar 2020
Cons: a refund or credit for Coronavirus cancellation.
8.4 Excellent19 Feb 2020
Cons: I was surprised by all the charges at the airport. It ended up so much more expensive than I thought. Staff were excellent but it just cost too much
7.6 Good6 Jan 2020
Pros: Everyone was nice and the process was easyCons: I made the reservation on line (the mother) using my credit card. The confirmation said the driver would have to present license and credit card at pick up (which was going to be my adult son). When we picked the car up we were not allowed to do this without paying extra to have him be the driver. We were told because the reservation was in my name I had to be the first driver. If the on-line reservation would have stated this we would have had him make the reservation. Seems like you could have been more accommodating at the pick up time. Not sure why it makes a difference whose name is on the reservation.
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Rated no. 8
Avis
6.8 Good (108 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 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00
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
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  • 6.5
Recent reviews
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.
10.0 Excellent14 Apr 2020
Pros: Shelia was very nice, made it very quick and easy!Cons: Nothing! Great customer service, great car, easy process, great price!
2.0 Mediocre11 Sep 2019
Pros: drop off was easyCons: cost transperancy.. got ripped off.. becoz I was charged .40$ per mile on 300 mile trip. No indication of per mile at the time of rental. Giving out cheaper rental to beat search engine, but charging per mile. Felt really awful.
7.2 Good4 Jun 2019
Pros: Long delay at checkout. Car selection at checkout was inappropriate. Car was very undersized for what I ordered. Drop off was easy as it usually is.Cons: I wanted a large car. Instead I got a ridiculously small mustang. Was in too much of a hurry to change it. Pay attention to what I ordered.
2.0 Mediocre20 May 2019
Pros: N/ACons: Be clear on the pickup location. I selected Airport Blvd and the pickup was downtown and not the Airport. Could not use the reservation and had to pay for the third party insurance.
7.6 Good19 Apr 2019
Cons: Associate took a break despite a long line forming leaving only one associate behind the counter with a very complicated customer service issue ongoing. Took over 30 minutes of standing “next in line”. Cost was very high compared to my original reservation with Thrifty.
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Rated no. 9
Fox
6 Good (480 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
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  • 6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre16 May 2021
Cons: Fox was terrible. Was closed before the tume advertised in the website. Person at counter gave false info and geberated conflict. Never renting from fox again.
6.0 Good11 May 2021
Pros: The staff was friendly and the process to pick up and drop off was quick.Cons: I just did not like the car very much. I was told I was upgraded, but I felt the car I was given was a lower quality of car than what I had reserved.
2.0 Mediocre6 May 2021
Cons: They didn’t have our reservation and wouldn’t it look us up in the computer so we had to go with Avis
6.0 Good6 May 2021
Cons: Their cars are old We rented a Jeep suv and got a 2018 Dodge Journey All the cars they had available had over 50,000 miles i
4.0 Okay6 May 2021
Cons: The jeep that they gave me was filthy and had been in an accident then they unchanged me because I was early will never go to them again
8.0 Excellent3 May 2021
Pros: Long wait to get the car. Looks like only one girl was working and another one was getting the cars.Cons: Faster service
10.0 Excellent3 May 2021
Pros: YesCons: All good
2.0 Mediocre27 Apr 2021
Pros: The vehicles were in good condition.Cons: I was extremely upset at the pick up. I arrived about 12 minutes before Fox Rental was supposed to close. The representative shut off the lights as I arrived at the desk and said "I'm closing". I told her I had two vehicles to pick up and she walked away without saying anything to me. I was stuck without my vehicles. I ended up renting for one day from AVIS which cost a fortune.
4.0 Okay27 Apr 2021
Pros: I liked the car it got great gas mileageCons: The return process could use better directions. This may be an airport problem but trying to find the correct place to drop off for fox rentals was a pain in the butt. They don't have signs for fox rentals only for all the others
8.0 Excellent27 Apr 2021
Cons: Pickup was fast & efficient. No line, unlike the bigger brand rentals where the wait time looked extensive. Car worked fine. Took advantage of hybrid car availability. Glad to test for myself. Everything worked great and I got fine gas mileage from the larger Fusion sedan. Car unfortunately had extensive hail damage to sheet metal and some accident damage. All cosmetic. I’d go there again.
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Rated no. 10
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. 11
Dollar
6.6 Good (98 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
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 6.2
  • 6.3
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
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.
6.0 Good20 Apr 2021
Pros: Drop off was easy. Upgraded at no charge.Cons: The customer service person was nice but pushed the toll pass and insurance too much. We were made to feel like idiots for not getting them.
6.0 Good4 Apr 2021
Pros: Car was good and what we asked for and needed.Cons: Customer service was awful. I could tell they were following and script and couldn't stray from it. Sent me in a circle with kayak, priceline, and dollar. I will never rent from kayak again.
10.0 Excellent24 Mar 2021
Cons: Honestly the 3 people who helped me, Tee, Angela and Andres were what made this experience great!! Excellent customer service!!!
4.0 Okay16 Mar 2021
Pros: Nice car, good conditiinCons: Dollar sent me three or four confusing emails, obscuring true cost.
2.0 Mediocre21 Feb 2021
Pros: The staff at the Dallas Love desk was very helpful after our flight was re-routed because of the ice storm.Cons: The Dollar rental customer support was unhelpful. We ended up spending over 4 times the planned amount because no one could “help” us. This was not a planned vacation that we had saved for, but rather an unplanned expense, we were going down to bring an ill family member home after they had a stroke on vacation. We were already on a tight budget and the car rental experience made at least part of the trip a nightmare. We were told the original deposit would be refunded but that has not happened so instead of spending under $200, we have spent over $400 and have two separate security holds of $200 each (we had to do 2 separate rentals, one day each in order to keep the bill under $500 not including holds)
8.0 Excellent28 Jan 2021
Pros: The address on the paperwork for the drop-off in Dallas was wrong. When we got there, there was a sign saying "no rental drop-off". Then a bit further away was a smaller sign hung on a fence with the address of the Hertz drop-off. This caused a delay in dropping off the car, good thing we were not in a hurry
2.0 Mediocre15 Dec 2020
Pros: Car was fineCons: Had to use Hertz to check in. Only one person working and wait was very long. Car was dirty inside. Previous damage to outside of vehicle still marked. No one available when vehicle returned.
2.0 Mediocre26 Nov 2020
Pros: I had to cancel the trip due to Covid travel concerns but was not refunded the money which created an awful customer experience.......Cons: Have self-awareness as a company of what’s happening in the real world and be flexible when travel restrictions are posed on people due to covid and let corporate greed rule the day!
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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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Rated 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 - 23:30
Tuesday06:30 - 23:30
Wednesday06:30 - 23:30
Thursday06:30 - 23:30
Friday06:30 - 23:30
Saturday06:30 - 23:30
Sunday06:30 - 23:30
  • 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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Rated 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.
Advance Car And Truck Rental
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
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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
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2444 travellers who rented a car in Austin gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

Car rental locations in or near Austin

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$70/day

Good deal

$65/day

When to book a rental car in Austin

Average daily price per month
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Top tips for hiring 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 rental cars in Austin for $65 or less
  • Book your rental car in Austin at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Austin are around 26% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Austin

  • One car rental company which has updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected is Hertz

  • On average a hire car in Austin costs $70 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Austin are Alamo (8.7, 269 reviews), Enterprise (8.3, 333 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 189 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Austin is $4.56 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $55 and $73, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Austin.

  • The only car hire company onsite at Austin Bergstrom airport is Hertz.

  • The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Austin Bergstrom airport to off-airport locations is Hertz.

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

  • A Economy car rental in Austin costs $64 per day, on average.

  • A Supplier choice car rental in Austin costs $60 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Austin costs $60 per day, on average.

  • In Austin, cars are most frequently hired at Budget 1610 West 35th Street (3 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Austin costs $488 per week ($70 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Austin costs $2,090 per month ($70 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.