Car Rentals in Houston, Texas

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Houston, TX
Jul 4 — Jul 11
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Best deals found for Houston, Texas car rentals

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

$51/day

18 Jul - 30 Jul
Nissan Kicks
Daewoo Leganza
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$44/day

7 Jul - 14 Jul
Daewoo Leganza
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$41/day

8 Jul - 23 Jul
Volkswagen Jetta
Ford F-150
or similar Pickup truck
Up to 5 passengers

$50/day

2 Jul - 24 Jul
Ford F-150
Toyota Camry
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$42/day

2 Aug - 31 Aug
Toyota Camry
Buick LaCrosse
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$63/day

23 Jul - 4 Aug
Buick LaCrosse
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$43/day

4 Jul - 1 Aug
Toyota Fortuner
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$35/day

1 Aug - 1 Sep
Ford Focus
Renault Duster
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$38/day

8 Jul - 15 Jul
Renault Duster

Houston, Texas car rental deals found on momondo

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

Small Cars

$49 - $107

All Car Types

$60 - $125

The average price of a Small rental in Houston, the United States is $66. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Houston, the United States is in January. The price is 26% lower than the rest of the year at just $49 per day. A Small rental is typically 25% 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, the United States is $70. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Houston, the United States is in January. The price is 36% lower than the rest of the year at just $45 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, the United States is $89. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Houston, the United States is in January. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just $67 per day. A Large rental is typically 3% 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, the United States is $80. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Houston, the United States is in January. The price is 40% lower than the rest of the year at just $49 per day. A SUV rental is typically 7% 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, the United States is $115. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Houston, the United States is in January. The price is 47% lower than the rest of the year at just $62 per day. A Van rental is typically 25% 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, the United States is $94. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Houston, the United States is in August. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just $62 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 9% 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, the United States is $100. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in Houston, the United States is in December. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just $70 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 13% 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.

Daihatsu Sirion
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$31/day

1 Aug - 1 Sep
Daihatsu Sirion
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$35/day

1 Aug - 1 Sep
Ford Focus

Houston car rental directory

All major car rental suppliers in Houston, Texas
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Good
227 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

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Comfort

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Overall

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Pick-up/drop-off

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Value

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Comfort

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Overall

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Pick-up/drop-off

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Value

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Comfort

6.7

Overall

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Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

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Comfort

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Overall

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Value

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Mediocre
228 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

4.9

Comfort

4.5

Overall

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Mediocre
325 reviews2 locations
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Cleanliness

5.4

Comfort

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Good
79 reviews21 locations
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Cleanliness

6.1

Comfort

6.7

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

5.4

Quick facts about car rentals in Houston

Get the overview on great rental deals, popular car rental companies, and best car types for your visit in Houston

Most Popular Agency

Hertz

Popular Car Types

Intermediate, Full-size, SUV

Cheapest Rental Car

$32

Most Popular Model

Toyota Avalon
The most popular Houston car rental agency found on momondo this month is Hertz. Other top choices for car rental companies are Budget and Dollar
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in Houston in the past 72 hours: Intermediate, Full-size, SUV.
The lowest price for a rental car in Houston is $32/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $72/day.
The most popular car model to rent in Houston in the past 7 days is the Toyota Avalon. Our users also prefer the Dodge Dart as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

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

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:

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Driving with a rental car in Houston - FAQs

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

$103 is the cost of a weekend car rental in Houston for July, with cheap deals starting as low as $22. Users looking for a one-week rental in Houston for July saw an average deal of $79 - but quotes as low as $26 were available depending on dates and car options.

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.

With temperatures averaging 84.2 °F and precipitation usually 3.8″ during July, 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 July and is a popular choice for travelers heading to Houston. Renting a Standard in Houston will cost you $92/day on average.

Enterprise has the most locations in Houston, TX with 46 locations. At those locations, momondo users can typically find car rental rates of $120/day.

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.

During the month of June the average temperature in Houston is 82.4 °F and the expected precipitation is 5.9″. This information is useful for travelers looking for a car rental in Houston.

If you’re looking for a Houston rental car for a road trip to the surrounding areas during the month of June it’s important to know that the rest of Texas typically has a temperature of 80.6 °F and will usually expect 3.3″ of precipitation.


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