Car Rentals Houston, Texas

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Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
Hertz

$27/day

13 Feb - 16 Mar
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
Hertz

$25/day

14 Feb - 17 Mar
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
Audi A3
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
Hertz

$30/day

14 Feb - 17 Mar
Audi A3
Chevrolet Equinox
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
Hertz

$27/day

13 Feb - 16 Mar
Chevrolet Equinox
Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
Hertz

$28/day

13 Feb - 16 Mar
Audi A3
Chevrolet Equinox
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
Hertz

$27/day

13 Feb - 16 Mar
Chevrolet Equinox
Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
Hertz

$32/day

13 Feb - 16 Mar
Audi A3

Houston, Texas car rental deals found on momondo

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Small Cars

$42 - $70

All Car Types

$66 - $103

The average price of a Small rental in Houston, United States is $53. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Houston, United States is in June. The price is 23% lower than the rest of the year at just $42 per day. A Small rental is typically 28% less expensive than the average car rental in Houston. The average price of a vehicle rental in Houston can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Houston Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in Houston, United States is $59. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Houston, United States is in June. The price is 19% lower than the rest of the year at just $49 per day. A Medium rental is typically 20% less expensive than the average car rental in Houston. The average price of a vehicle rental in Houston can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Houston Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Houston, United States is $80. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Houston, United States is in August. The price is 19% lower than the rest of the year at just $65 per day. A Large rental is typically 7% more expensive than the average car rental in Houston. The average price of a vehicle rental in Houston can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Houston Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Houston, United States is $67. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Houston, United States is in August. The price is 12% lower than the rest of the year at just $59 per day. A SUV rental is typically 11% less expensive than the average car rental in Houston. The average price of a vehicle rental in Houston can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Houston SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Houston, United States is $78. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Houston, United States is in September. The price is 16% lower than the rest of the year at just $66 per day. A Van rental is typically 4% more expensive than the average car rental in Houston. The average price of a vehicle rental in Houston can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Houston Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury rental in Houston, United States is $123. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Houston, United States is in March. The price is 48% lower than the rest of the year at just $65 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 40% more expensive than the average car rental in Houston. The average price of a vehicle rental in Houston can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Houston Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible rental in Houston, United States is $90. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in Houston, United States is in April. The price is 42% lower than the rest of the year at just $53 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 17% more expensive than the average car rental in Houston. The average price of a vehicle rental in Houston can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Houston Convertible rentals found on momondo in the past week.

Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
Hertz

$25/day

14 Feb - 17 Mar
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
Hertz

$27/day

12 Feb - 15 Mar
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
Hertz

$27/day

13 Feb - 16 Mar
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

Houston Car Rental Directory

All major car rental suppliers in Houston, TX
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33 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

5.8

Overall

4.9

Value

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Overview

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Comfort

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Overall

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Value

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Good
5 reviews46 locations
Overview

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Comfort

7.3

Overall

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Value

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Good
20 reviews22 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

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Comfort

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Overall

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Value

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Good
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Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.4

Overall

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Value

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Okay
12 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

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Comfort

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Overall

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Value

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Okay
28 reviews27 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.1

Comfort

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Overall

5.5

Value

5.7
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Okay
29 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.0

Overall

5.1

Value

5.2

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Nearby attractions:

NRG Arena8.0 mi
Hermann Park8.2 mi
NRG Center8.2 mi
NRG Astrodome8.2 mi
Houston Zoo8.2 mi

Nearby attractions:

Sam Houston Race Park11.9 mi
Lockwood Skating Palace13.7 mi
Downtown Aquarium15.4 mi
Wortham Theater Center15.5 mi
Market Square Park15.5 mi

Nearby attractions:

Sam Houston Race Park67.2 mi
Bear Creek Park69.1 mi
Baseball USA71.4 mi
Royal Oaks Country Club75.5 mi
Memorial Park79.2 mi

Information about your trip to Houston

Houston, Texas, is a city that has been known for years for its link to space exploration. That is why trips to Space Center Houston, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the NASA Johnson Space Center are such popular destinations for car rentals in Houston. Interstate 10 is the main east-west interstate through the city and Interstate 45 is the main north-south interstate through the city. There is a Beltway that consists of Highways 8 and 288 that can take you around the outskirts of the entire city limit. There is generally a fair amount of parking available in the Downtown Houston area, and on evenings and all day, Sunday parking is free. With well over 30 rental car locations in the Houston area, it’s easy to find a cheap car rental in Houston in any part of the city and surrounding areas.

While visiting, is it worthwhile to rent a car while visiting Houston?

One of the great things about car rentals in Houston is that it lets you take advantage of the city's proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. The gulf coast city of Galveston is only about one hour away by car. In a large city like Houston, there can be several times during the day when driving is difficult with the evening rush hour often starting in the afternoon and going later into the evening. In the mornings, slow traffic occurs when most people head to work. When driving your rental car in Houston, one area to avoid during rush hour is the Galleria Mall, which is the largest mall in Texas. Because Houston is relatively spread out, it is not very walkable and as such it is a good idea to have a car to get around this expansive city.

What different driving laws should I keep in mind while driving in Houston?

While driving laws of Texas are fairly standard, there are some unique laws you may want to know about before driving your car rental in Houston. For example, you can’t leave your vehicle without setting the parking brake, and you can’t leave your car unattended with the keys in the ignition.  You also cannot open the door of your car while on a public street in a traffic lane nor operate your car without windshield wipers. Drivers in Houston drive on the right side of the road and all occupants of the vehicle must be wearing a seatbelt. For specifics regarding the city’s driving laws, check with the motor vehicle department to keep up-to-date with all the current driving laws.

Can I drive into Mexico with a rental car from Houston, TX?

With the city in such a close proximity to the border, it’s common for visitors to use car rentals in Houston for quick trips to nearby cities in Mexico. Car rental companies typically allow their customers to do this, but it is always best to check with your selected company ahead of time to ensure that you will not be breaching your rental contract. If you drive to Mexico, you must have Mexican automobile liability insurance prior to crossing the border. You can generally obtain this through your car rental company and simply pay an additional fee at the end of your rental period. Make sure that you have a government-issued driver’s license that does not have an expiration date that falls during your rental. Since you will be traveling internationally, you will also need either a valid passport or passport card.

Can you rent a rental car in Houston without a credit card?

Many companies prefer their customers to pay for car rentals in Houston with credit cards, even cheap car rentals in Houston, but there are some alternative payment methods available. For example, if you decide to pay with a debit card, there could be certain age restrictions, and you may be asked to pay a deposit or provide several additional documents, like proof of address or proof of insurance. Although rare, it is possible to find companies that allow their customers to pay with cash, checks, or traveler’s checks. As with debit cards, there may be additional steps if you choose to pay with these methods. We always advise contacting your rental company to ensure that your preferred payment method is accepted, as well as to verify what the payment process will be.

What documents does an international traveler need to rent a car in Houston?

Even if you do not have a driver’s license from the United States, you may still be able to reserve Houston car rentals if you have the proper paperwork, including an electric car rental, a passenger van rental, or an economy car rental. A majority of rental car companies will accept international driver’s licenses. Otherwise, you may be able to use your foreign driver’s license, particularly if the key information is in an alphabet that is Latin-based. If this is not the case, your rental company may allow for you to have the document officially translated. Most companies will need to see your physical passport, and they will often make a photocopy of it in order to keep it in your file. In Texas, you need to be at least 21 years old to rent a vehicle. For younger drivers, it’s important to keep in mind that those under the age of 25 will likely need to pay an additional fee.


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Car Rental in Houston

  • What cleaning measures are being taken by Houston car rental companies to control the spread of COVID-19?

    Alamo, Enterprise, and Budget are some of the companies that have updated their cleaning routines in Houston in response to COVID-19. While car cleanliness has always been important, many companies are taking it a step further to ensure vehicles meet higher safety standards. Learn more about the full list of options that are available in Houston. As things change, so do policies. We’ll do our best to stay on top of things, but always be sure to check with the provider directly.

  • How much will it cost to rent a car in Houston, Texas in February?

    $49 is the cost of a weekend car rental in Houston for February, with cheap deals starting as low as $17. Users looking for a one-week rental in Houston for February saw an average deal of $45 - but quotes as low as $17 were available depending on dates and car options.

  • Which car rental agency in Houston has the cheapest rental car prices?

    Renting a car in Houston is cheapest when using Payless at one of their 2 locations in the city. The best daily rate a momondo has found is $12, but typically it’s best to assume your rental will cost $29/day.

  • Is there a fee to cancel my Houston, TX car rental?

    When renting a car, you can expect to find that a majority of the rental car agencies in Houston do not have a cancellation fee. Keep in mind that momondo does not set these cancellation policies, but we can help you find great deals on rental cars in Houston. Be sure to look for the Cancellation Policy when you conduct your search.

  • What is the best type of car to rent in Houston during February?

    With temperatures averaging 62.6 °F and precipitation usually 3.4″ during February, you should consider renting a Standard car when traveling to Houston. A Standard car can handle the fluctuations in temperature and rainfall during the month of February and is a popular choice for travelers heading to Houston. Renting a Standard in Houston will cost you $48/day on average.

  • Which rental car company in Houston has the most locations?

    Enterprise has the most locations in Houston, TX with 46 locations. At those locations, momondo users can typically find car rental rates of $44/day.

  • What is the speed limit in Houston, TX?

    Travelers who rent a car in Houston should be aware that the city’s speed limit is 25 mph. Suburban speed limits around Houston are generally 75 mph, whereas speed limits on highways are 75 mph. Keep in mind that speeds may change depending on what road you’re traveling on, so be on the lookout for posted signage.

  • What is the weather like in Houston, TX in January?

    During the month of January the average temperature in Houston is 53.6 °F and the expected precipitation is 3.4″. This information is useful for travelers looking for a car rental in Houston.

  • What car would momondo recommend based on the weather in January?

    The climate in Houston during the month of January would typically not influence the type of rental car you’d want for your trip. Based on our data, momondo users do often look for specific vehicles when they are looking for a car rental in Houston.

  • Is the weather in Houston similar to the rest of Texas?

    If you’re looking for a Houston rental car for a road trip to the surrounding areas during the month of January it’s important to know that the rest of Texas typically has a temperature of 48.2 °F and will usually expect 1.6″ of precipitation.


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