Car Rentals in Austin, Texas

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Austin, TX
May 31 — Jun 7
Same drop-off
Austin, TX
Tue 5/31
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Tue 6/7
Noon

Important information about Austin car rentals

There are numerous reasons why you should consider car rentals in Austin. Rentals make your experience in the city easier and more convenient as you move around. A personal vehicle can enable you to explore the McKinney Falls State Park, which encompasses one of the most amazing waterfalls in Texas, and is located on the outskirts of the city. Families can also enjoy some outdoor time at the Zilker Metropolitan Park, which has multiple recreational facilities. One of the most iconic streets in Austin is Sixth Street, which runs from Congress Ave to I-35. It has many businesses and restaurants, making it quite busy especially during rush hours. Unfortunately, you will find that finding parking in Downtown Austin is not an easy task. However, you can find free parking in the evenings on weekdays and Sundays. Metered parking spaces are scattered throughout the city center and charge hourly. There are also several parking lots and garages available. You can find over 25 cheap car rentals in Austin with a variety of vehicles to choose from.

Using rental cars in Austin, you can also visit the Palmetto and Inks Lake State Parks, which are located on the outskirts of the city. These parks are an affordable and flexible means of exploring sites that are not easily accessible using public transport. Rush hour in Austin is mainly between early mornings when people are heading to work and late evenings, therefore as you consider renting cars from car rentals in Austin it is recommended that you move around before or after these hours to avoid heavy traffic. I-35 is usually among the first roads to get backed up during rush hours.

Austin is a hands-free city, which means that it is illegal to drive while operating any electronic handheld devices, apart from hands-free GPS monitors or Bluetooth systems. It is also mandatory that all drivers and passengers have their seatbelts on while the vehicle is moving, and children are required to be safely buckled in their car seats (which are available upon request at cheap car rentals in Austin). Drivers are also prohibited to drive on Austin roads if they have a blood alcohol content of above 0.08%. To be on the safe side, do not drink and drive while using rental cars in Austin and be sure to check with the Austin department of motor vehicles for recent driving law updates.

When it comes to car rentals in Austin, you can drive to another state with no problem. The same generally holds true for Canada. Most major car rental companies in Austin will allow you to drive into Mexico as long as you purchase Mexican auto insurance from them before leaving the country. In general, you cannot book a one-way rental to Mexico. You may also need a Temporary Vehicle Import Permit to take the car into Mexico, which you can obtain from the Mexican National Bank, Banjercito.

If you have a major credit card, car rentals in Austin are quite simple. You may also potentially find cheap car rentals in Austin using a debit card or cash, but this method can be a little tougher, depending on the rental car company you use. If you want to use a debit card to rent a car, you will most likely need to be 25 years or older, and the debit card must be in the name of the person renting the car. There may also be limitations on the type of car you can rent with a debit card. If you are renting from an airport location, you will need to provide a return airline ticket to rent with a debit card. It is important to note that there will be a substantial hold placed on your debit card that will stay in place through the end of your rental period. While some locations will allow car rentals in Austin with cash, it is common practice for the company to expect a substantial deposit from you during your rental car term.

if you are visiting Austin from a country other than the United States or Canada, you will need to present a valid driver's license from your home country to rent a car. This driver's license must include your photograph. If the license is in a language other than English, it is also a good idea to provide an international driver's permit. Providing a typewritten letter with a translation of your license information into English should suffice if you can't get an international driver's permit from your home country. Having only an international driver's permit is not enough to rent a car, as you will also need a license from your home country. Foreign travelers also may find that rental car companies will expect another form of identification to rent a car, such as a passport.


Best deals found for Austin, Texas car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in Austin, Texas
Nissan Kicks
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$45/day

29 May - 11 Jun
Nissan Kicks
Daewoo Leganza
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$39/day

3 Jun - 15 Jun
Daewoo Leganza
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$39/day

3 Jun - 15 Jun
Volkswagen Jetta
Toyota Camry
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$37/day

3 Jun - 17 Jun
Toyota Camry
Ford EcoSport
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

$42/day

29 May - 11 Jun
Ford EcoSport
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$46/day

31 May - 12 Jun
Toyota Fortuner
Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$36/day

3 Jun - 15 Jun
Kia Forte
Perodua Myvi
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$36/day

3 Jun - 15 Jun
Perodua Myvi
BMW 3 Series
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$37/day

3 Jun - 17 Jun
BMW 3 Series

Austin, Texas car rental deals found on momondo

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

Small Cars

$58 - $114

All Car Types

$80 - $141

The average price of a Small rental in Austin, the United States is $82. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Austin, the United States is in January. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just $58 per day. A Small rental is typically 24% less expensive than the average car rental in Austin. The average price of a vehicle rental in Austin 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 Austin Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in Austin, the United States is $82. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Austin, the United States is in January. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just $64 per day. A Medium rental is typically 24% less expensive than the average car rental in Austin. The average price of a vehicle rental in Austin 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 Austin Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Austin, the United States is $108. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Austin, the United States is in January. The price is 15% lower than the rest of the year at just $92 per day. A Large rental is typically 1% more expensive than the average car rental in Austin. The average price of a vehicle rental in Austin 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 Austin Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Austin, the United States is $101. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Austin, the United States is in January. The price is 16% lower than the rest of the year at just $85 per day. A SUV rental is typically 6% less expensive than the average car rental in Austin. The average price of a vehicle rental in Austin 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 Austin SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Austin, the United States is $138. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Austin, the United States is in January. The price is 19% lower than the rest of the year at just $113 per day. A Van rental is typically 24% more expensive than the average car rental in Austin. The average price of a vehicle rental in Austin 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 Austin Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury rental in Austin, the United States is $115. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Austin, the United States is in January. The price is 34% lower than the rest of the year at just $76 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 7% more expensive than the average car rental in Austin. The average price of a vehicle rental in Austin 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 Austin, the United States is $123. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in Austin, the United States is in January. The price is 40% lower than the rest of the year at just $75 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 14% more expensive than the average car rental in Austin. The average price of a vehicle rental in Austin can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

Mitsubishi Colt
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$36/day

3 Jun - 17 Jun
Mitsubishi Colt
Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$36/day

3 Jun - 15 Jun
Kia Forte

Austin car rental directory

All major car rental suppliers in Austin, Texas
7.6
Good
107 reviews20 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

7.4
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Good
125 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.2

Value

6.3
5.9
Okay
143 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.6

Overall

5.8

Pick-up/drop-off

5.6

Value

6.0
5.6
Okay
383 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.1

Overall

5.4

Pick-up/drop-off

5.3

Value

5.3
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Okay
386 reviews1 location
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Cleanliness

5.8

Comfort

5.9

Overall

5.1

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5.2

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5.4
8.3
Excellent
92 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

8.1
5.8
Okay
81 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.0

Overall

5.4

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5.5

Value

5.2
5.6
Okay
71 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Overall

5.4

Pick-up/drop-off

5.6

Value

5.2

Quick facts about car rentals in Austin

Get the overview on great rental deals, popular car rental companies, and best car types for your visit in Austin
Most Popular AgencyBudgetThe most popular Austin car rental agency found on momondo this month is Budget. Other top choices for car rental companies are Hertz and Fox
Popular Car TypesEconomy, SUV, IntermediateThe following car types were offered at rental car companies in Austin in the past 72 hours: Economy, SUV, Intermediate.
Cheapest Rental Car$29The lowest price for a rental car in Austin is $29/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $70/day.
Most Popular ModelNissan VersaThe most popular car model to rent in Austin in the past 7 days is the Nissan Versa. Our users also prefer the Hyundai Elantra as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular rental car locations in Austin

Nearby attractions:

McKinney Falls State Park3.4 mi
Riverside Golf Course3.6 mi
Circuit Of the Americas4.7 mi
Lady Bird Lake5.8 mi
Neal Kocurek Memorial Austin Convention Center6.3 mi

Nearby attractions:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center57.5 mi
Austin Zoo59.6 mi
McKinney Falls State Park63.2 mi
Lost Creek Country Club63.3 mi
Circuit Of the Americas64.9 mi

Nearby attractions:

Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park49.9 mi
Allen Park50.1 mi
Covert Park at Mount Bonnell51.6 mi
Mayfield Park and Nature Preserve52.2 mi
Thinkery53.7 mi

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Driving with a rental car in Austin - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about renting a car in Austin so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

For a weekend in June, the best deals in Austin start from around $28 up to around $110. $73 is a normal deal for a week-long rental in Austin, but for June it's not uncommon to see prices as low as $26, depending on your requirements.

You can expect to find the cheapest rental car prices in Austin from Hertz, who has 8 locations in the city. momondo users have found daily rates as low as $19, but the average rate for car rentals in Austin from Hertz is $73/day.

The majority of the Austin car rental agencies that we partner with do not have a cancellation fee. This means that if your plans change unexpectedly, many car rental centers in Austin such as Alamo, Enterprise, and Advantage often offer cancellation free of charge based on when you booked.

When temperatures average 84.2 °F and precipitation is 2.1″, your best car rental option for the month of June is a Convertible. Renting a Convertible in Austin is an exciting way to see the area without having to worry about the weather being uncooperative. However, it is always a good idea to check the forecast before you travel and make any adjustments to your car rental plans. Renting a Convertible in Austin will cost you $107/day on average.

Enterprise has the most locations of any rental car company in Austin, TX, with 20 locations. Typically momondo users find deals around $115/day when renting a car from Enterprise in Austin, TX.

Austin’s speed limit is 25 mph when you are driving in the city. This speed limit might also apply to surrounding towns and neighborhoods. The suburban speed limit in Austin is 75 mph and the speed limit for highways is 75 mph. However, be sure to look for posted signage as these speeds may vary.

Typically, the weather in Austin through the month of May is 75.2 °F and the expected precipitation is 4.2″. This is important information to know when renting a car so you can be sure to rent the perfect car for the expected weather.

Travelers looking to leave from Austin on a road trip around Texas or the surrounding areas during the month of May should expect temperatures around 73.4 °F and about 3.5″ of possible rain through the month.


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