Car rental at San Antonio Airport

Car rental at San Antonio Airport

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San Antonio, TX, United States - San Antonio
24 Aug — 31 Aug
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San Antonio, TX, United States - San Antonio
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San Antonio Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (211 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio Airport
Alamo
Locations in San Antonio Airport
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
6.0 Good4 Apr 2022
Customer service was excellent! Both at pick up and drop off. My only complaint was not being able to use my Apple Card because I would have been screwed had my colleague not been there to use his card instead.
10.0 Excellent5 Dec 2021
Technically ended up with a Nissan Rogue. Solid service and friendly.
10.0 Excellent9 Aug 2021
5 day rental of a med. SUV at 141 dollars, great deal
10.0 Excellent1 Jun 2021
Very friendly staff, pick up and drop off was a breeze. Got a free upgrade because the size of car we reserved was out.
10.0 Excellent1 Jun 2021
Very friendly staff and we ended up with a free upgrade because they didn't have the size of car we reserved. Very convent to pick the car up at the airport. No shuttle needed.
9.2 Excellent24 Apr 2020
The location was still open since my flight arrived late.The car appeared clean upon first glance but something had been spilled in the car and there were biting gnats as a result.
10.0 Excellent7 Jan 2020
Excellent Service
10.0 Excellent27 Dec 2019
Everyone was super friendly. They didn’t try to up sell me, and had a big selection of cars. Will rent with Alamo next time I’m in San Antonio.
10.0 Excellent16 Dec 2019
Loved the car and service was great so I give them 10 stars
10.0 Excellent11 Dec 2019
Everything was perfect. Thank you.
Rated no. 2
E-Z Rent-A-Car
7.7 Good (121 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio Airport
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in San Antonio Airport
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre21 Jun 2020
Nothing- they had gone bankrupt and no one was thereEverything
9.6 Excellent22 Oct 2019
Everything went well from pickup to drop-off.At SAT Airport, could not find E-Z Rent-A-Car. Called and was directed to Advantage Rent A Car. There were no signs showing where to go.
7.6 Good9 Sep 2019
Car was good and cleanWhen I placed the reservation I reserved the suv like Toyota Rava, they did not have any suvs there when I got there, they gave me an economy car, that’s not what I requested or wanted. I wanted the bigger vehicle so that everyone in my party would not feel tight in the vehicle. I will not use the
6.4 Good12 Aug 2019
That i got a carThey could of given me a car that is more similar to what i asked for
10.0 Excellent27 Jul 2019
Super fast and friendly customer services. Easy return process, will definitely rent a car from here again.
10.0 Excellent21 Jul 2019
employees were so friendly, and the process was simple. The car was clean and smelled nice. The two gentlemen at the counter handled an angry customer very well, never raised their voices, and did all they could to accommodate him, even though he was never happy.Nothing. Everything was great!
9.2 Excellent8 Jul 2019
Everything was a breeze.
10.0 Excellent27 Mar 2019
The staff was very friendly and helpful.
4.4 Okay4 Mar 2019
Staff was friendly and quickDOUBLE CHARGE, WILL NOT RENT AGAIN. I rented the car and pre-paid for car rental and insurance. A few days later I was charged with a supplemental insurance, which I supposedly agreed to at the counter. I specifically confirmed that everything was pre-paid and there were no further charges.
10.0 Excellent26 Feb 2019
It was easy and economical.The full coverage insurance was a little hard to understand because it was by a separate company and paid separately online. But the person at the desk walked me through it. I’d use them again :-)
Rated no. 3
Sixt
7.7 Good (110 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio Airport
Sixt
Locations in San Antonio Airport
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent13 Jul 2022
Got a 4Runner. It was awesome and reasonably priced.
2.0 Mediocre30 Jun 2022
Cars in poor condition. One car had a faulty tire. Horrible experience getting a replacement. Second car had no air conditioning and we were in 100+ weather at times
10.0 Excellent29 Jun 2022
Didn't have the compact car we ordered so they gave us a BMW instead. Very nice! Great experience again. 👍
8.0 Excellent28 Jun 2022
Would rent from them again
2.0 Mediocre27 Jun 2022
Never got the car
10.0 Excellent25 Feb 2022
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2.0 Mediocre3 Feb 2022
I was in San Antonio to clean up my father-in-law's house so I asked and pre-paid for a pickup truck. Upoon arrival they had no pickup trucks and I ended up getting a mini van needless to say the mini van didn't work as good as a pick up and ended up renting a uhaul. All in all very disappointing when you prepay for something you expect to get what you prepaid for. Though the staff at the facility were very friendly and helpful this is still UNACCEPTABLE and would like someone to reach out to me.
2.0 Mediocre4 Nov 2021
You need to inform online customers, of the airport rules when trying to pick up a vehicle locally. I rented a vehicle and pay for it online went to pick up the vehicle only to find that because I did not have a flight back to the airport I could not rent the vehicle. Why wouldn’t kayak Priceline whoever the hell is selling us tell the people that are renting it and giving you their money upfront that there a certain rules at the airport in terms of rentals.
1.9 Horrible11 Oct 2021
Sixt was so awful I had to cancel my reservation even though it meant forfeiting $100. A couple weeks prior to the rental I tried to contact them to modify the reservation. I was dropped from my calls repeatedly. I never was able to talk to an actual person. They downgraded the car without notifying me. I completely lost confidence that they could meet our needs. I went with another rental car company and it was a completely different experience. Don’t rent from Sixt!
1.9 Horrible4 Oct 2021
We had to cancel this reservation due to financial situations and they kept $100 of the amount of the rental. We cancelled more than a week before our scheduled pick up. We will NOT be using them again. I’d rather stick with a non start up company that offers free cancellation. What a rip off. Not to mention you cannot get a hold of anyone. I had to send an email to cancel. Which begs the question….what is the $100 for? I had no customer service and had to search to communicate with this company. RIP OFF!!
Rated no. 4
Hertz
7.7 Good (102 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio Airport
Hertz
Locations in San Antonio Airport
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent28 Jul 2022
Everything good
10.0 Excellent26 Jul 2022
Clean car, helpful desk assistance. Overall great experience. In Dallas a more convenient srop off location would improve the experience.
6.0 Good11 Apr 2022
The young woman at the check in counter was fabulous! Then I went upstairs. They were super condescending. When you get upstairs, you have to stand outside. I asked why I couldn't just go to the car as I had check in downstairs and the car space number was on my paperwork. That's just for gold card. Why? He didn't do anything but point me to my car. I had waited downstairs. I realize that Gold members can go straight to the car, but I had check in downstairs and had an assigned car. I waited for them to finish to point to the car that I could see. That's stupid and demeaning. What's the point? He and the other guy were super unfriendly and unhelpful. Nothing like what I would expect from the South. In Sacramento, there aren't clear instructions about where to take the car. The person who checks your car, should get off the phone and not make clients wait outside looking around for someone to help when there are no instructions anywhere. Worse rental car experience ever. Expected more from a superior type rental car agency. Going back to Avis or Enterprise. More for less.
2.0 Mediocre11 Jan 2022
Drop off site was closed early and I have not received my deposit back yet
10.0 Excellent11 Jan 2022
Awesome experience, amazing car and even better staff
2.0 Mediocre30 Oct 2021
You offer a pricenand then in the counter It changed, a lot. Frustrating experience, i will never use kayak again
10.0 Excellent8 Oct 2021
Although I’m a Hertz Gold Member I saved several hundred dollars going through a third party to book, I don’t appreciate that when I pick up the vehicle the agent basically belittles my booking preference and insinuates that the insurance I purchased through your company will probably not cover any damages our issues should they arise. I understand stand that he is most likely commissioned to sell insurance and additional features but he needs to up his game. The reservation should clearly indicate that this purchase was made prior and requires no additional coverage in the same manner that the vehicle type and prices are clearly evident.
10.0 Excellent4 Oct 2021
Staff friendly and helpful. Check in and out process very efficient. I got the least expensive car I could to get me from point A to point B so could have been more comfortable and quieter but it worked just fine. I will definitely use Hertz again! Thanks!
7.9 Good9 Aug 2021
The rep at the front desk had no idea what she was doing. Tge guy in the booth as we were taking the car was awesome! Didn’t get his name.
7.9 Good2 Aug 2021
The process to rent the vehicle was easy and rather quick.
Rated no. 5
Budget
7.3 Good (103 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio Airport
Budget
Locations in San Antonio Airport
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre12 May 2022
I rented a car for 5 days and have been charged for 5 weeks, after I turned the car back in on the 5th day. Scam!
6.0 Good8 May 2022
Love that there where plenty to choose from. I did not like that the vehicles did not look as though they have been cared for. I had to put air in my vehicles tires and run it thru a car wash because all the windows had a white film on them.
2.0 Mediocre25 Apr 2022
2 hr wait line just to pick up my car. Boooo
8.0 Excellent20 Apr 2022
The price and service were great. My SUV was a much older model. The upholstery was stained and ripped in a few places
8.0 Excellent30 Mar 2022
The only thing that could have been better is more staff at the counter to handle the amount of people picking up at the same time I was. They had five staff working but around 15-20 people in line. The staff member serving me was friendly, polite and did everything she could to accommodate me.
8.0 Excellent14 Feb 2022
Employees were courteous and business like. Good experience.
4.0 Okay18 Nov 2021
Good value for the new rental however the pick-up experience was a nightmare at the San Antonio airport. They combined Budget, Avis, and Payless into one booth with a line stretching around the building. It was a 1-2 hour wait in line just to pick up a rental, and we already had a confirmed reservation.
8.0 Excellent16 Nov 2021
Service at rental counter was terribly slow, only 2 people were available to a long queue of 10 people waiting in line. BTW it was the only counter with a huge line and we waited for over 25 mns for a very nice representative to very efficiently help us. Either everybody chose Budget or you need to have more people to provide a better service. Next time , we will NOT choose you because of this. I ´d rather pay a little more but have an expedited arrival thank you
6.0 Good11 Nov 2021
The effort to pick up was brutal. I was in line for 45 minutes...the line was very long and only 2 people were working to process the line...once I finally got the paperwork done...the experience improved. The car was easy to find and the return was really easy...but that line filled with exhausted, people on a timed mission was tough. The other rental companies had smaller lines and more workers.
2.0 Mediocre30 Oct 2021
No car ir backup plan for actually pickup my car, pickup hour and closing hour of rental office was the same in SAT airport, what a disaster Budget rental car agency. Call numerous times that dame night and said everything would be fine to pickup car next day that reservation was on hold for 24hrs, turned out to be a lie. Enterprise turned out helping me with outstanding service and a good car!
Rated no. 6
Advantage
7.1 Good (119 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio Airport
Advantage
Locations in San Antonio Airport
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent12 Aug 2019
The pick up and drop off were easy. The staff was friendly and helpful. The car was clean and in good working order.It'd have been nice to have the representative go over the car to personally identify any preexisting scratches or dents on the car. Although they were minor, I had to go back to the representative before driving off from the lot to identify a couple of more scratches to be noted on the contract,
10.0 Excellent5 Aug 2019
Really? Nothing, it was easy, they were really nice and helpful. Could not have asked for better people to help me out!
10.0 Excellent29 Jul 2019
Yes drop was easy Staff was awesome very informative
2.4 Mediocre7 Jul 2019
The company gave a hard up sell for everything and the guy at the desk was extremely pushy and slow. he also gave us the wrong directions to the car. The $200 deposit was a surprise too. Overall, it was just a bad experience and I wouldn’t recommend advantage to anyone.
10.0 Excellent21 Jun 2019
yesAll good. They are a little hard to find because they are in back of other companies in parking deck but that was not terrible.
6.0 Good7 May 2019
Picked up vehicle in El Paso airport. Attendant tried to get me to add numerous add ons. Did not do that as that was a method to renegotiate contract. Tried to convince me the 3rd party insurance was insufficient. Wouldn’t let me use different card for payment when I returned the vehicle.6 months prior, I had no issues of making final payment with difficulty credit card. This time you would think I committed a felony in there eyed when desiring an alternative form of payment for services.
6.0 Good7 Apr 2019
Final price was not as originally quoted.
6.4 Good18 Feb 2019
I filled the car with gas before my return. They charged me for gas anyway, which is very dishonest. Two days later, they still haven't confirmed that I will be reimbursed.
9.2 Excellent24 Sep 2018
Ease of pickup and dropoff.The bill's added fees. Be up front with the cost!
10.0 Excellent21 Aug 2018
Friendly ServiceThe car i was given was upgraded at no extra charge, it was easy to get to the car pick-up area, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would use them again
Rated no. 7
Fox
6.5 Good (195 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio Airport
Fox
Locations in San Antonio Airport
  • 6.7
  • 6.9
  • 6.4
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent14 Aug 2022
My overall experience was good. My car was ready when I got there and it was the size I reserved. The customer service staff was friendly. Great price too!
6.0 Good3 Aug 2022
They didn’t have the right car and downgraded me and you didn’t give me any compensation despite asking for it and said that they would clear it with her manager.
4.0 Okay18 Jul 2022
The Toyota 4Runner didn’t have any head rest for those sitting in the back seat. Not comfortable at all and we didn’t notice it till we left. I tried calling but no one answered. Definitely won’t rent from them again especially when deposit is $500. I would expect the vehicles be checked before and after being released.
10.0 Excellent18 Jul 2022
I would use KAYAK with FOX for a rental car again.
4.0 Okay28 Jun 2022
I upgraded to a suv and this car was so old, it barely started. It rattled on the highway and ran very poorly. It was not worth the money.
6.0 Good23 Jun 2022
I’m 24, and didn’t know about the underage fee they have for being under 25. It ended up being 300 dollars more than agreed upon. I’ll never rent from fox again. I should’ve known up front
8.0 Excellent19 Jun 2022
The pick up and drop off was perfect. Quick, organized, as good as it can be. Only problem - our rental was filthy inside and out. I’m not being picky here, the cup holders were literally still full of crumbs, the car was covered in bugs, and we found papers and items from the previous renters in the car. We were assured several times that it was clean, even as we pointed out the mess. If this is their idea of clean. . .
2.0 Mediocre23 May 2022
My flight was delayed by more than 12 hours so I was told the car would not be available even though I had already paid for the four days. I also asked about extending the rental by one day and they said I would have to deal with that when I reached the rental counter? I Had to rent from another carrier because Fox could not assure me of a one day extention. The reason for a reservation is to assure a vehicle. Fox did not do that.
8.0 Excellent21 May 2022
I am someone who has hearing issues and did not catch the extra insurance charge until later. WE DID NOT NEED THE EXTRA INSURANCE AND EXPENSE.
2.0 Mediocre9 May 2022
"Mandatory" insurance cost of $50 announced at time of rental in addition to any other coverage purchased seems like a shady process. Didn't have time or energy to argue it but will be the reason I don't rent from them again.
Rated no. 8
Enterprise
8.2 Excellent (73 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio Airport
Enterprise
Locations in San Antonio Airport
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent17 May 2022
Excellent experience.
10.0 Excellent28 Sep 2021
Friendly staff and easy pickup. Car was new.
10.0 Excellent4 Aug 2021
Everyone at the front desk and at the car area was nice and super helpful, even when we got in late.
8.0 Excellent1 Jun 2021
Friendly and communicative staff.The car smelled like cigarette smoke.
2.0 Mediocre24 May 2021
No pude rentar porque en el listado de licencias la mia no aparecia igual, y es vigentePodrian verificar de una manera mas moderna
8.0 Excellent23 Apr 2021
The car had only 1/2 tank of gas when I picked it up. Unfortunately I didn’t notice until I was down the road - and I bought the fuel service option!
8.0 Excellent20 Dec 2020
Process was quick.an increase of $300 just for dropping off at a different airport is a little much don't you think. There was only one minivan for us to pick from when we arrived at our pickup location.
2.0 Mediocre24 Nov 2020
LRD were helpfulI got a truck with dead animal hairs in the interior and blood (yes blood) drenched the bed of the truck.
3.6 Mediocre1 Nov 2020
Staff seemed lacking in customer service. Kept trying to upsell on everything and did not seem genuine. All of the cars seemed to smell like either wet dog, cigarette smoke, or a combination of both. We ended up with a vehicle that smelled like cigarettes which made us smell like smoke our entire trip. Overall, was not enjoyable.
10.0 Excellent13 Oct 2020
Nothing really.
Rated no. 9
Dollar
7.7 Good (59 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio Airport
Dollar
Locations in San Antonio Airport
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre19 Jul 2022
When I got to the counter to pick up my rental vehicle I was told that my reservation was cancelled. I Did Not Cancel My Reservation! I looked like a fool and was highly disappointed. Aaron Greer P.S. Please send me information showing my reservation being canceled by Priceline or dollar rental. Thank you
6.0 Good11 May 2022
Check-in counter tried selling me an upgrade from a full size car to a SUV. It would have tacked on about $70 more to my total on a 6 night rental. I declined the upgrade at the counter. When I went to pick up my car (still assuming it would be a full-size) I was informed that they did not have any full-size and that if it was okay with me, that they would upgrade me to a SUV at not extra charge. I obviously had no choice, if I wanted to leave at that time, so I took the SUV. Now, the counter must have had this information when checking me in. So, it left me thinking, why did they offer to upsell me at the counter, knowing that they didn't have what I ordered?! Would they have even told me that they were out of full-size cars if I had paid the $70 upgrade fee? Dishonest, to say the least. Beware of these practices! I will not be booking with them and when I book further, with others, I will be asking these questions!
8.0 Excellent8 Mar 2022
The example of car you’re told will be “like or similar” is not anything near what you get. So honesty in this department would be appreciated. Thx.
10.0 Excellent5 Mar 2022
Ease of rental. Staff were very friendly. Nothing needed for improvement unless prices drop.
10.0 Excellent14 Dec 2021
Pick up and return went quickly.
10.0 Excellent13 Sep 2021
Fast, efficient, no hassle!
10.0 Excellent26 Jul 2021
Stephanie our agent at San antonio airport, greeted us with a warm smile and answer all our questions and give her an A+. Thank you , Mrs. Lopez
1.9 Horrible9 Jul 2021
I was not permitted to pickup vehicle because l did not possess a credit card instead of debit credit card.
7.9 Good17 Jun 2021
I really liked the vehicle and drive. Only let down I stopped at a restaurant in McAllen to eat and a tiny pebble hit the window and cracked the glass for which we had 2 insurances thankfully. I know this is outside the scope of this review however it was a negative conclusion to a wonderful journey.
2.0 Mediocre10 Jun 2021
Line to check in was long - over and hour. I didn't get the vehicle I was promised
Rated no. 10
Payless
7.3 Good (95 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio Airport
Payless
Locations in San Antonio Airport
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay30 Jun 2022
asked to drive it to Houston and leave it there and they wanted to charge a $2300 drop fee!
8.0 Excellent20 Mar 2022
There wasn’t a person at the Payless pick up window. There wasn’t a sign saying go to Avis. I stood there wondering if someone was going to come to the counter, if I needed to call someone or what. Eventually someone at a different counter told me to go to Avis. Everything was excellent after that. The customer service was amazing to pick up and drop off process was very easy and simple.
6.0 Good15 Nov 2021
Older car. Back-up camera didn’t work. Couldn’t call airport desk and kept getting a call center who couldn’t answer my question about early drop and said I couldn’t drop early but when I got to airport at 5am I was able to park it and a person was there in the garage who accepted it. Military cut my orders short and I wasn’t able to receive a pro-rated rental.
2.0 Mediocre1 Nov 2021
Van was dirty and the inside smelled like the van had hauled a bunch of livestock. Very disappointed and embarrassed to carry my family from out of town. Never again
10.0 Excellent27 Jun 2021
Excellent service. Start to finish
10.0 Excellent13 May 2021
Really great service.
8.0 Excellent7 May 2021
pricethere is only one person in the office to make the contract. had to wait 30 minutos in line
10.0 Excellent4 May 2021
Value for rental fee was great. Car was clean and worked great.Dropoff was quick, but could not get attendant's attention to give me a receipt.
4.0 Okay27 Apr 2021
Staff was friendly when we got to them, but note that in San Antonio, Payless doesn't have their own staff. They use AVIS staff.The wait to get the vehicle was ridiculous, it was unclear at first that we had to go to the Avis counter because there was NO ONE at the Payless counter.
2.0 Mediocre16 Apr 2021
Agent at the counter was professional and courteous and was the only person who knew what she was doing.More employees, clear signs indicating where customers can be helped and much less wait. Option to cancel reservation.
Rated no. 11
Avis
6.9 Good (61 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio Airport
Avis
Locations in San Antonio Airport
  • 7.1
  • 7.4
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
6.0 Good20 Jul 2022
The counter people were extremely slow. When people get to the airport they want to get on their way to get to appointments or to visit family or whatever they have planned. I waited an hour to get my car. Meanwhile I look at other lines of car rental places and they served 2 to 3 times more people in the same amount of time. In the world of getting things fast this company failed miserably.
2.0 Mediocre8 Jun 2022
Multiple hours of waiting in lines until I finally walked away and demanded to cancel. No excuse for the terrible service. Stay away!!
6.0 Good4 Jun 2022
Good space for 5 people. The gas mileage was good. The lane departure warning and blind spot warning systems were very helpful. It would be great if the car has a GPS on screen. I used my phone but it was not convenient.
8.0 Excellent28 Apr 2022
I did t like the electric car. I didn’t like the way it shut off every time I came to a stop. I would have preferred a regular car- a Camry would have been nice but I got a Kia Soul.
2.0 Mediocre25 Apr 2022
I liked nothing 3 hour rate paid for a car 4 levels above Got stuck with a car I didn't order car smelled like smoke
2.0 Mediocre25 Apr 2022
I paid a lot of money for a 4 day rental- I was supposed to get a car that was 4 levels above what I received. It took over 3 hours just to get a car. The car smelled horrible of smoke. I was not happy at all with the rental experience
6.0 Good23 Apr 2022
There was only one staff working. The line was long & some people had to wait a LONG time to get their vehicle.
4.0 Okay30 Mar 2022
Longest wait times to pick up car. I waited over an hour for my car.
4.0 Okay12 Feb 2022
Reserved a Prius or equivalent hybrid and got an F-150. I waited in line for almost an hour to get to an agent and then almost an additional hour with the agent just to end up with a vehicle I didn't want. It just wasn't a pleasant experience.
8.0 Excellent8 Feb 2022
We got there before they closed at midnight. Was told no car available for a one way to Abilene. That the cars needed to stay in town due to demand. I completed my order via the website- which allows a one way rental but had to wait until they opened the next morning. 7 hours later waiting at the airport was not fun.
Rated no. 12
Thrifty
6.9 Good (78 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio Airport
Thrifty
Locations in San Antonio Airport
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 6.9
  • 7
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent26 Jul 2022
I like the convince of just having to scan a qr code to check out. What could have been better is that they could have cleaned the inside better. There was pet hair that still needed to be vacuumed out. My son found food in the 3rd rookie seat. All just gross.
2.0 Mediocre27 Nov 2021
They do not take debit cards as advertised. Unfortunately, I hit a deer rendering my vehicle undrivable. We had to put the rental under my husband’s name since I only have a virtual credit card and their system is too old to utilize this newer technology. This resulted in an additional $13 fee per day! The whole situation was stressful enough with the circumstances of my rental and then to be charged additional money on top…Unacceptable! I won’t be using Thrifty again!
10.0 Excellent13 Sep 2021
Friendly and helpful staff at pick up and return. Great price for my car rental. Thanks Thrifty!!
1.9 Horrible19 Jul 2021
They charge come an insurance hat I do not request
6.0 Good13 Jun 2021
The employees were incredibly friendly.You had two agents working the counter. It took over an hour and fifteen minutes to check out my car. That’s excessive. Everyone in line ahead of me had a reservation so it’s not like you weren’t expecting the influx of renters at that time.
2.0 Mediocre4 Jun 2021
It was easy to schedule the reservation online.We weren’t told ahead of time that $200 more would be needed to secure the card. The agent also said the insurance we purchased online would not protect the car. The payment couldn’t be split between cards and only a credit card matching the driver’s license could be used. We weren’t able to get the car after all because we didn’t have the extra $200. So we lost our money and had no vehicle. Terrible and embarrassing experience.
4.0 Okay11 May 2021
price
8.0 Excellent11 May 2021
Prompt service, helpful staff and really efficient and convenient on everything.The quality of the vehicle could have been better. The oil light was on when we recieved the car, and needed changed. The brakes weren't 100% and were grinding a bit toward the end of our trip.
6.0 Good3 May 2021
There is not enough staff for check-in. It took about an hour to get the car. Also, the lady who selected the car for me was not friendly. The drop-off was very fast.Have check-in staff to expedite the process.
10.0 Excellent2 May 2021
The smooth in and out.No improvements needed.
Rated no. 13
Europcar
8.2 Excellent (9 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio Airport
Europcar
Locations in San Antonio Airport
  • 7.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.2
  • 8.8
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2 Aug 2022
The staff was great! Everyone was super nice to work with.
10.0 Excellent15 Jul 2022
Really easy pick up and drop off process! Very friendly staff!
10.0 Excellent9 Jun 2022
I wanted to give you the best rating possible but there is something wrong with you survey and it wouldn't let me.
2.0 Mediocre24 May 2022
A lot of hidden fees unknown until youre at the counter.
Rated no. 14
National
8 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio Airport
National
Locations in San Antonio Airport
  • 10
  • 9.3
  • 8
  • 7.3
  • 8
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay6 May 2021
quick pickupno one told me where to drop off the car correctly. The signs sucked and I had to call back 3 times, put on hold numerous times. Also it took me 2 days to get a receipt. I and no proof I dropped off the car. I handed they guy the keys and was told they would email a receipt. I called up 3 times and finally was told it was taking awhile since I dropped it off a different place I picked it up that they had to have the place I picked up close the account so I can get the bill. I ended up calling the 800 number again, the drop off place and finally the pick up place to get my bill. Total of 5 phone calls just to get my receipt.
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1339 travellers who rented a car in San Antonio Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

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Top tips for renting a car at San Antonio Airport

  • Car rentals at San Antonio Airport is a common way for people to explore San Antonio and is one of the fastest ways to get around the city. The car rental process is convenient, and you can find many different companies at the San Antonio Airport terminals. The prices for renting a car are affordable, though they may vary depending on what model you want. Some rental companies are available 24h, such as National and Hertz, while others have designated hours for pick up and drop off at San Antonio Airport. It’s recommended to check with your company in advance if you have a late flight.
  • Common car models that are available at the airport include a sedan, SUV, and an economy or family car. This is a great way to explore San Antonio since you have your own car and it is not too expensive. Car rentals at San Antonio Airport is preferred over public transportation because it is a quick, reliable, and affordable way to move around. The airport is located near downtown, making it conveniently accessible through car rental. Alternative options like buses and trains can be slower and less reliable.
  • When returning your car rental to San Antonio Airport, the process is easy. You can either return your car rental at a designated location near the airport or you may drop it off at your rental company’s location in town. The rates for dropping off are usually cheaper than returning the car to San Antonio Airport, but there will be an extra fee if your reservation includes parking for 24h.
  • There are busy times at the airport when it may not be convenient to pick or drop off your San Antonio Airport car rental. If the time is inconvenient, you may want to pay a little more for additional hours or reserve in advance. The best times to return a car are early in the morning between 6 am and 9 am, late at night around 11 pm to 12 am, or on weekends. This way you will not be waiting around and it is less likely that there would be hold-ups with your reservation.
  • Book your rental car at San Antonio Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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