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Car rentals in Houston, Texas

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Houston, TX, United States
22 Feb — 29 Feb
Houston, TX, United States
Thu 22/2
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Thu 29/2
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Rental cars insight and trends in Houston

Useful insights to help you book the perfect rental car in Houston

What is the cheapest rental car agency in Houston?

The cheapest rental cars in Houston are generally found through Priceless. When booking with Priceless, you may be able to find rental car prices for as low as C$ 22/day. The average price to rent a car in Houston is C$ 56/day.

What car rental company in Houston has the most locations?

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has the most locations of any rental car company in Houston, with 49 locations.

What car do most people rent in Houston?

For an average of C$ 99/day (and as low as C$ 33/day), Nissan Rogue rentals in Houston are the most popular car among our users. Renting the Toyota RAV4 in Houston for C$ 86/day on average (C$ 39/day for a cheap deal) is another popular choice.

Best deals found for Houston, Texas car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Houston, Texas
EconomyC$ 44/day
CompactC$ 45/day
IntermediateC$ 42/day
StandardC$ 54/day
Full-sizeC$ 43/day
MinivanC$ 65/day
Full-size SUVC$ 75/day
Pick-up truckC$ 56/day
Premium SUVC$ 70/day
Compact SUVC$ 43/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 47/day
Standard SUVC$ 48/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Houston car rentals

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.


Houston, Texas car rental deals found on momondo

Find the rental car in Houston that's right for you

Small cars

C$ 55 - C$ 80

All Car Types

C$ 82 - C$ 110

The average price of a small car rental in Houston, the United States is C$ 69. The cheapest time to rent a small car in Houston, the United States is in January. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 55 per day. A small car rental is typically 28% less expensive than the average rental car 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 car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car rental in Houston, the United States is C$ 74. The cheapest time to rent a medium car in Houston, the United States is in January. The price is 28% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 54 per day. A medium car rental is typically 22% less expensive than the average rental car 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 car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car rental in Houston, the United States is C$ 100. The cheapest time to rent a large car in Houston, the United States is in September. The price is 15% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 85 per day. A large car rental is typically 4% more expensive than the average rental car 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 car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Houston, the United States is C$ 81. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Houston, the United States is in January. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 62 per day. A SUV rental is typically 15% less expensive than the average rental car 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, the United States is C$ 124. The cheapest time to rent a van in Houston, the United States is in October. The price is 20% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 101 per day. A van rental is typically 24% more expensive than the average rental car 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 car rental in Houston, the United States is C$ 105. The cheapest time to rent a luxury car in Houston, the United States is in September. The price is 21% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 83 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 9% more expensive than the average rental car 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.

The average price of a convertible rental in Houston, the United States is C$ 125. The cheapest time to rent a convertible in Houston, the United States is in February. The price is 31% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 87 per day. A convertible rental is typically 24% more expensive than the average rental car 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.

Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

C$ 44/day

1 Mar - 2 Mar
Toyota Yaris
Nissan Sentra
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

C$ 45/day

1 Mar - 2 Mar
Nissan Sentra
Nissan Versa
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

C$ 49/day

29 Feb - 30 Apr
Nissan Versa

Houston car rental directory

All major car rental suppliers in Houston, Texas

Alamo

8.6
Very good
233 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.7

Value

8.4

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.2
Good
217 reviews47 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.5

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.1

Value

7.0

Budget

7.0
Good
205 reviews24 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.5

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.1

Value

6.9

Hertz

5.9
Fair
373 reviews27 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.5

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.8

Value

5.9

Dollar

5.1
Fair
354 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.1

Overall

5.1

Pick-up/drop-off

5.1

Value

5.3

Thrifty

5.0
Fair
240 reviews5 locations