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Austin, TX, United States
6 Dec — 13 Dec
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Austin, TX, United States
Mon 6/12
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Mon 13/12
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Austin car hire information

Pick-up locationAustin
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, People mover, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations64
Airport locations21
Popular agenciesBudget, Alamo, Hertz, Avis

Cheap car hire in Austin

Economy$36/day
Compact$82/day
Intermediate$77/day
Standard$90/day
Full-size$77/day
People mover$54/day
Full-size SUV$101/day
Premium$107/day
Luxury$145/day
Standard SUV$69/day
Intermediate SUV$117/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Austin car hire reviews and directory

From $144/dayRated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (217 reviews)
1 location in Austin
Alamo
Locations in Austin
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.9
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent5 Oct. 2021
Check in staff was really friendly staff, car was really clean. Easy pickup.
10.0 Excellent2 Oct. 2021
Great customer service at Alamo!
7.9 Good30 Aug. 2021
Cleanliness, being able to choose the car, easy processing. The price was 30-40% higher than what I usually like to pay for that size car.
10.0 Excellent26 May 2021
We originally booked a rental with Hertz, and had a nightmare. The vehicle broke down and it took 4 hours for Hertz to come pick up the vehicle and we were told there were no more available. We got online and booked with Alamo, which was more expensive but the transaction was a breeze, and pickup and delivery was fast and simple. The car was extra clean and ran like a dream.I wish we hadn't had to pay twice the rate of the other rental companies.
10.0 Excellent13 May 2021
Drop-off was easy. Drop-off attendant was friendly.
8.0 Excellent11 Apr. 2021
BMW 3 Series was really small, difficult to enter, confusing shifter/electronics, limited trunk space.
2.0 Mediocre3 Jan. 2021
Clean carNo chance to review pre-existing damage with employee, I documented a paint chipped area myself, but when I returned the car they said I was lying. Now they want to make an insurance claim against me! Poor customer service, I will avoid Alamo/National from now on unless they admit their mistake.
8.0 Excellent7 Dec. 2020
Friendly staff at pick up. Staff saved me money. Drop off was as easy as I could imagine. Car was well maintained, clean, and came with nice features.Not much. Car could have come with iPhone adapter for CarPlay but that would’ve been above and beyond.
10.0 Excellent29 Oct. 2020
yes, everyone was so helpful
10.0 Excellent19 Oct. 2020
Picking up the car the attendant gave me a free upgrade.
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From $54/dayRated no. 2
Enterprise
8.2 Excellent (234 reviews)
20 locations in Austin
Enterprise
Locations in Austin
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8
Recent reviews
6.0 Good28 Nov. 2021
Car wasn’t ready at pick up time and it only had 1/4 tank of gas.
10.0 Excellent2 Nov. 2021
Very friendly and helpful staff and we were handled promptly when we picked up and dropped off
10.0 Excellent27 Oct. 2021
Enterprise did a great job being accommodating to me! Lower rental rates are opportunities for improvement.
10.0 Excellent19 Oct. 2021
Everything was very good and when we need to rent a car again we will be back!
10.0 Excellent17 Oct. 2021
It was quick and no hassle pick up.
7.9 Good4 Oct. 2021
Although we specified the drop off at the airport in the reservation, it didn't get reflected in the cost. An additional $150 drop is, well, a lot.
1.9 Horrible2 Oct. 2021
Wouldn't honor an insurance reservation without a major credit card too. Told me to go away!
1.9 Horrible2 Oct. 2021
They didn't honor my insurance placed reservation and didn't have a car available!
10.0 Excellent16 Sep. 2021
I love the price and there's nothing that I could see that could be better
5.9 Okay12 Jul. 2021
Great customer service, but minivan was not in good working order. The windshield wiper sprayer for the front did not work and the small rear most seat did not stow. I added a gallon of Rain X wiper fluid, but still no luck. After reaching my destination I looked more closely and found that the hose from the reservoir to the sprayer was disconnected. It appeared that the connector boot was getting loose so I reconnnected and secured it with a zip tie, added water and works now. For the rear seat, one of the tabs to pull (#3?) was missing. When I got to my destination, I dissassembled the seat where the tab was supposed to be and found it inside. I threaded it through the slot so it was usable again and reassembled the seat.
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Rated no. 3
Advantage
7.2 Good (213 reviews)
1 location in Austin
Advantage
Locations in Austin
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent11 Feb. 2020
Very nice drop off staff. Check-in guy wanted me take economy car since it was intermediate sold out; he did not offer me a discount for smaller car. I asked for intermediate or larger; he gave me a larger car. He was very polite though.See above.
2.0 Mediocre3 Oct. 2019
They tricked at the counter, the attendant never told me I was going to be charged for an upgrade. When I received my final bill by email, I realized they charged me $30 for an "upgrade" that was never delivered or discussed at the counter.AS BAD AS IT COULD BE! The car was in terrible condition, ketchup on the door panel, plus had a disgusting juice spill all around the cupholders. Employees maybe we're waiting for a customer to clean up the car. The car had mirror lever is broken, head console buttons (SOS) where jammed/broken.
5.2 Okay12 Aug. 2019
I didn’t get the car or help from the staff. Still charged full amount.I scheduled a same day pick up via my phone And the city auto populated to the neighboring city. I didn’t realize this until I went to pick the car up - kiosk guy directed me to customer service line but no one answered x 5. Called again the next day and was told it was too late.
8.8 Excellent7 Aug. 2019
The man who gave us the car was abrupt and never smiled. The man who handled us when we returned was very friendly and helpful.More courtesy from the desk clerk when we got the cat
4.4 Okay5 Aug. 2019
helpful staff, easy drop off & pickupCar had almost no engine power, it was dangerously slow-speedup while merging onto freeway ramps, changing lanes the car was diesel volkswagon Jetta - i felt horrible for causing much more pollution compared to gas/hybrid
8.8 Excellent24 Jun. 2019
Easy pick up and drop off.There was a piece of trash in the back of the minivan when we got it.
8.0 Excellent14 Jun. 2019
26$ to "rent" a toll pass for two days...A bit rediculous! Didn't take it when in Austin, Tx
8.8 Excellent5 Jun. 2019
I loved the Chevy Cruze LT...The Advantage Staff, on pickup, was unprofessional and I had to ask them to fill the car up with fuel.
8.0 Excellent30 May 2019
Getting Toyota Corolla as requested - instead got Hyundai Sonata
6.4 Good20 May 2019
We ended up with a truck, albeit an impractical one, with decent features at a great price. Drop off experience was pleasant.Beware of their dealer’s / manager’s special. They’ll try and give you a diesel vehicle and lie at pickup to convince you to upgrade and/or tack on extras. Worst rental pickup experience I’ve ever had! Go with Fox if you need a low-budget rental.
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From $50/dayRated no. 4
Budget
Cheapest deal
Most popular
7.1 Good (209 reviews)
9 locations in Austin
Budget
Locations in Austin
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre29 Nov. 2021
After an hour at counter then another hour in garage to get car.
2.0 Mediocre28 Nov. 2021
No personal, no cars, very bad service. Did not get a car!
4.0 Okay16 Nov. 2021
Waited an hour to pick up at the airport. There was 1 person working the counter for Avis & budget and over 20 people in line. She was very nice but they needed mire staff. Drop off was simple & staff was friendly. The car-a Kia Soul -was fine.
2.0 Mediocre15 Nov. 2021
We waited almost 2 hours for our car
2.0 Mediocre8 Nov. 2021
2 hrs in the waiting line 30 minutes again on pick up line bad experience
2.0 Mediocre1 Nov. 2021
Almost 2 hour wait to get a rental car. We decided to go with a another agency.
2.0 Mediocre1 Nov. 2021
We arrived to find Budget closed with customers referred to another counter. There was 1 worker with a line of over 30 people. After waiting forn30 minutes and 2 customers being helped we checked again another counter and received a better price from them. I was unable to cancel with budget due to by the time we got to that point it was an hour beyond our pickup time. Very frustrating.
4.0 Okay27 Oct. 2021
There was a very long line at counter and only 2 agents working. After realizing the line barely moved for 1 hr I canceled reservation and booked a car on Avis.
2.0 Mediocre19 Oct. 2021
This the second time Budget has rented us a car online and when we go to pick up the rental car (with 4 kids) they have no cars available.
3.9 Mediocre12 Oct. 2021
Not sure if Budget had some Hot Deal or what but literally everyone in the place was in line for Budget. It was ridiculous. Nearly 2 hour wait for Budget while all others had no one in line. Car interior was fine but the windows were filthy.
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Rated no. 5
Payless
7 Good (191 reviews)
1 location in Austin
Payless
Locations in Austin
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 6.7
  • 6.5
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre8 Nov. 2021
No one at Payless counter. Signed directed me to the Budget counter. 40-50 people waiting in line with only 2 agents assisting with cars. Terrible customer service!!! Walked away and took an Uber ride.
4.0 Okay8 Nov. 2021
I rented a Jeep Cherokee and paid for that class of vehicle due to size and 4 wheel drive capability needed. We arrived at the Austin Airport at 1:30, went to the payless counter, agent said I had an 'Open Rental"?? Not sure what that meant and took several minutes to get a manager to overide this error in the system. Finally got the voucher to pick up the vehicle and found us standing in another line (Express pick-up) for anothe hour in the garage to get our vehicle. Finally we went to get our vehicle and the agent there tried to give me a Jeep Compass ( a lower class vehicle, not sure it has 4 wheel drive??). We explained that we selected and paid for a Jeep Cherokee or similar vehicle and couldn't take the lower class Jeep Compass, he then said we'd have to go back and wait longer until he could fine another vehicle. We waited another 20-30 minutes, now 90 minutes just to pick up a rental vehicle!! This delay caused us to miss a lunch appointment with other family members (who flew in on the same flight and rented fro Hertz and got their vehicle in 15 minutes!!! What a shame this process is so slow that we can't enjoy our vacation due to the huge delay and difficulty trying to rent from you. I still have a $250.00 charge pending on my credit card today and didn't receive an email receipt??? Not a great customer experience and I hope this really gets looked at to help Payless improve their process and delight the customers so they will come back. Please contact me if you have any questions or need more information . Thanks!
2.0 Mediocre27 Oct. 2021
The line at the car rental in Austin was so long that I could not even get the car or I would have missed my meeting. I waited an hour and half before leaving the line that barely had moved. It would have been at least a 3 hour wait. This is unacceptable customer service and I want a refund.
2.0 Mediocre27 Oct. 2021
The car was comfortable, the drop off was seamless and easy and I loved that there were unlimited miles. The car WAS NOT cleaned when we picked it up — we found fingernails and trash scattered throughout the vehicle. We also waited in line for 5.5 hours because the Payless counter was closed, as were other counters. So about 4 different rental car customers were being triaged through one line. I paid for a 2-day rental and by the time I got the vehicle, I had less than 24 hours left until I had to return it. I will not be booking with Payless again.
2.0 Mediocre26 Oct. 2021
I liked that it was a car that got me from A to B didn't like - front desk person not wearing his mask properly, trying to trick me into buying a toll tag I didn't need. Next I hated all the trash I found in the car and the rear passenger door didn't open from the inside. Would never use kayak or payless again
1.9 Horrible17 Oct. 2021
It took over 2.5 hours to get my car. All Budget and Payless were directed to Avis who was in overwhelm!
10.0 Excellent10 Oct. 2021
No staffing at Payless counter. Had to wait in long Budget line to get car
1.9 Horrible5 Oct. 2021
Pickup took 2 hours, car was not the one I selected online, it was less quality vehicle.
3.9 Mediocre1 Oct. 2021
counter was very understaffed - lines were very long - we wwere moved to 3 different counters and each time othe customers would jump the line - we waited 1.5 hrs to be waited on and then another 45 min in the "express lane" to get our vehicle - the vehicle we rented was not available so we were upgraded which was really nice however the tire pressure was low and they had no way of adding air -we had to take it to a station and fill the tire
1.9 Horrible15 Sep. 2021
It was one of the worst experience I have ever had with rental cars. I have rented so many times and never had to face this issue. Initially I was denied a hatchback car saying its all taken, even though I had booked online. 2: Later the person at the counter says, I need to pay extra for the car. 3: I had to take insurance and when I asked for the insurance copy over the mail, I was told to drive again to airport next day and get the copy which is absolutely a harassment. 4: Finally I was asked to drop off the car during peak hour traffic without giving any extension. 5: Also I ended up paying a lot more than what I intended to pay.
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From $64/dayRated no. 6
Hertz
6.8 Good (600 reviews)
6 locations in Austin
Hertz
Locations in Austin
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay28 Nov. 2021
I ordered a full size sedan. the lady at the counter told me i was getting an upgrade to a "larger vehicle" which turned out to be a small SUV. I didn't care - just needed the car but it was very disingenuous of her to be dishonest about a rental car. Is that the best hertz can do?
2.0 Mediocre22 Nov. 2021
It was canceled last minute
2.0 Mediocre16 Nov. 2021
This the worst car rental that I have ever done. First the car was ordered to be picked up at 2p 11/12/21 at the Austin airport. When we went to the Hertz counter I was told the car was at another location and they had no car for me, I them had to pay $55 to Uber to that location. It took us till 530p to get to our destination. THEN I was told I could not return the car to the airport unless I wanted pay an extra $200, So I had to spent another $27 to use an Uber to the airport. So I was not happy paying extra cash for your error and I will not use Kayak again or recommend it to anyone else.
2.0 Mediocre15 Nov. 2021
Even after paying in full, when the car was just a little delayed in picking up, it was handed off to someone else without so much as a heads up, and the only reason for the delay was an unforeseen delay in the flight. Refusal to help or refund added to the distasteful experience.
10.0 Excellent10 Nov. 2021
Great!
2.0 Mediocre8 Nov. 2021
They cancelled the reservation.
6.0 Good8 Nov. 2021
The drop off was confusing. Confusing signage.
10.0 Excellent2 Nov. 2021
Clean car, efficient pickup and drop off.
2.0 Mediocre1 Nov. 2021
I showed up to the rental location and it was closed. The next morning, I went again and they had no cars. It was a waste of time and money.
2.0 Mediocre30 Oct. 2021
Let’s you book online but have no cars available once you arrive
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Rated no. 7
Thrifty
6.7 Good (147 reviews)
1 location in Austin
Thrifty
Locations in Austin
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 6.5
  • 6.4
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
6.0 Good27 Nov. 2021
Car had 47k miles on it. Had to “jump start” the car 3X in 3 days. Not sure of the problem. Need to pay better attention to these matters that can leave the driver stranded.
2.0 Mediocre1 Nov. 2021
Thifty was closed when we went to pickup our car. Our flight was delayed. The other car rentals were still open, but none of them had extra cars so we had to use uber instead for our trip.
8.0 Excellent19 Oct. 2021
Rental cars are obscenely priced these days. My van did not have blue tooth. What’s with that? But otherwise my experience was good.
1.9 Horrible1 Sep. 2021
Car was not cleaned prior to pick up even tho the sticker on the door said it was. Was given the run around when trying to ask for a manager was told to call the 800 number and still after sitting on hold for over 45 mins was told that the manager at the returns desk should have helped me not the phone line. On top of all that charged me extra for keys that were placed on the dash which was told to me by the man doing the return check in. Still trying to reach someone at the rental place but after a day later no response. Will not do business with them again ever.
1.9 Horrible27 Jul. 2021
Had to deal with hertz since it was after 10pm the first time I went for my rental and it was a terrible experience. The woman assisting me was extremely rude and I ended up not getting the rental until the next day. I would not recommend.
1.9 Horrible27 Jul. 2021
The car wasn’t really clean. Had to deal with hertz to get the rental the first time around and it was not a good experience. The woman assisting me was extremely rude and I didn’t get my rental that day due to poor customer service.
1.9 Horrible18 Jul. 2021
They cancelled my booking the day before my trip. Unreliable company.
1.9 Horrible10 Jul. 2021
I paid upfront but was charged extra after returning the car.
2.0 Mediocre7 Jun. 2021
I need to have this refunded. I have no idea how to contact Kayak customer service but I never picked up the car so I need this refunded. thanks in advance.
2.0 Mediocre9 Apr. 2021
Terrible customer service. Had a completely flat tire 6 miles away from pick up. Lost too much time waiting to get the tire fixed. Was told I would receive a discounted charge, instead I received additional charges. Tried several times to get this resolved. Horrible!
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From $111/dayRated no. 8
Avis
6.6 Good (122 reviews)
9 locations in Austin
Avis
Locations in Austin
  • 6.9
  • 7
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay15 Nov. 2021
Staff working airport service desk were very nice. But… Time: It took about an hour from time I arrived at counter to time I drove out of garage. Product: I didn’t get the car/category I had reserved. Garage Staff rushed me into a car from a different category, that wasn’t as comfortable as the car I had reserved. I had reserved a Toyota Camry (or equivalent) but ended up with a small Mitsubishi SUV (hard seats, loud road noise, low horsepower). Service; like I said, the counter staff were nice. The garage staff weren’t so much. They acted like they were doing me a favor by not charging me more for the car I ended up with, which clearly wasn’t the experience I was seeking. Cleanliness: The vehicle had a used mask hanging on the sun visor and some dirt in back floorboard. I know it’s tough for them right now, so I don’t like to complain. But this was not the car I wanted to drive around my 80 year old mother on a road trip.
2.0 Mediocre31 Oct. 2021
There was chaos at pick up point, everyone waited 3 hrs in line to get car even after appointments due to short staff
2.0 Mediocre26 Oct. 2021
Worst customer service I've ever experienced
2.0 Mediocre26 Oct. 2021
Reserved car weeks in advance. Received confirmation of reservation. Received second confirmation the day of the rental. Arrived at rental desk to be told that AVIS had overbooked and there are zero cars available. While we waited for an Uber, I overheard several people receive the same bad news. The desk agent said she had told over 100 people that day "no car is available". It was my assumption that AVIS has the ability to know how many cars they own and how many have been reserved. For the AVIS management to treat their customers and employees this way is completely unacceptable. Their lack of concern for customers caused us transportation problems for the entire weekend. Can you imagine the poor employee that had to take abuse from irate customers for 8-hours. I hope she can find a better job soon. My company and I will avoid AVIS at all cost and I will make sure that everyone who asks hears this story. It's time that business leaders are held responsible for their decisions and stop using Covid as an excuse for everything. AVIS needs to do better or have new leadership. Mr. Ferraro and his team should be embarrassed...but probably are not.
10.0 Excellent10 Sep. 2021
Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice cars.
1.9 Horrible9 Sep. 2021
Charged me a refuelling fee. They are not refunding it to me.
10.0 Excellent24 Jul. 2021
Excellent service !
6.0 Good14 Jun. 2021
The staff was very friendly.The car was filthy. The seats has white stains in both front seats, the floor boards hadn't been vacuumed, the seat was difficult to adjust.
2.0 Mediocre14 Jun. 2021
Car wasn’t clean upon pick-up. But I can live with that. What made it such a bad and frightening experience was when I started my road trip the morning after picking up my car. It wasn’t until then when I got on the highway and learned that the car had a controlled speed limit that someone programmed with the Ford feature that I could not override. I wasn’t able to go fast along with the traffic and almost got hit by a truck. After trying to reset the controls, I took the car back. Tried to get a full refund for not being use the car for my trip and was denied.They could make sure their cars actually work properly and are safe.
2.0 Mediocre5 Jun. 2021
nothingto have gotten my car
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Rated no. 9
Dollar
6.5 Good (115 reviews)
1 location in Austin
Dollar
Locations in Austin
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 6.2
  • 6.3
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent9 Nov. 2021
I did not get a receipt at drop off
2.0 Mediocre29 Oct. 2021
Wait 1 hour in line to pick up got the car exited building on highway turned on A.C car stink smelling like cigarettes smoke had to come back and exchange another car got charged on full tank gas don’t know how anyway very bad experience will not recommend to anyone
1.9 Horrible13 Oct. 2021
Customer support was a nightmare. Our flight got canceled early in the morning so we needed to extend the rental car for a full day. We called dollar and the first person told us we can have the car throughout the day without a charge. We called again later and they told us it would be more than double the original price we paid. We called again and suddenly it was half as much. No one would give us a straight answer and we had no visibility into their pricing to make a good decision on what to do.
10.0 Excellent3 Oct. 2021
Everything was great.
10.0 Excellent20 Aug. 2021
Everyone at the counter was incredibly accommodating. When I arrived they were slammed, and didn’t have many cars available, so they worked their magic and pulled a car from another service provider. I had no wait time. Everything was seamless. Drop off was a breeze. I’ll admit I don’t travel much, and when I do it’s often stressful... but Dollar made everything super easy.
10.0 Excellent28 Jul. 2021
Very simple and straightforward
5.9 Okay21 Jul. 2021
Too expensive and car needed servicing. It was a rough ride.
5.9 Okay12 Jul. 2021
I think what I was charged to add a extra day was 2 much…and all the extra fees was too much.. I don’t mind paying but the over pricing I feel was too much.
8.0 Excellent2 Jul. 2021
Pickup was very smooth and clearBetter instructions for drop off. Nobody was there to help and I just guessed at where to leave the paperwork. I still haven't received an email letting me know that they got any of it, or a final receipt
10.0 Excellent6 Jun. 2021
Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. At other car rentals we have been pressured to buy more insurance, upgrade the car...they gave us exactly what we wanted and did not waste our time with a sales pitch. The process was quick and efficient.
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Rated no. 10
Fox
6 Good (520 reviews)
1 location in Austin
Fox
Locations in Austin
  • 6.4
  • 6.4
  • 5.8
  • 5.8
  • 6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre23 Nov. 2021
The attendant did not review anything with me regarding the rental. IE return time etc. Did not receive hard copy of paperwork of rental agreement only email. Upon return of vehicle (they were closed) my emailed receipt was $100 over my agreement. Upon calling Fox I was told the car was returned late. Apparently it was due back at midnight. When I rented I told the agent we would be returning the vehicle around 3am. Not sure why he wouldn't have picked up on that...so I was charged $100 for his mistake in my opinion. Very sloppy experience overall.
8.0 Excellent9 Nov. 2021
Car could have been a little cleaner. Pick up line was kind of long. Pricing was fantastic and drop off was super easy.
8.0 Excellent6 Nov. 2021
Didn't like the fact that I arrived early and there wasn't any of the type car available that I had reserved. I had to take an upgrade @ additional charge or wait 3 hours for another car.
2.0 Mediocre4 Nov. 2021
I made an online reservation, and paid what I thought was going to be all the fees. It was more than what was estimated on kayak. I didn’t mind that much though, I expected to spend a few hundred. When I actually got to the rental booth to pick up the car, they tacked on so many extra fees, that the price of the rental doubled. Initially, I was only going to pay around $380. After all the fees, I ended up playing closer to $600. Very dissatisfied, and when I return the car, the representative didn’t speak English, and would basically try to guess at what I was saying and make nonsensical answers since she didn’t understand what I was actually asking. I am very dissatisfied with them, and I would never rent from them again.
7.9 Good13 Oct. 2021
I wish the rental companies would put a simple "guide" in the cars explaining how certain, necessary things operate on THAT particular car--i.e., how to open the gas tank cover, how to "pop open" the trunk/tailgate and things like that.
10.0 Excellent11 Oct. 2021
I had no wait for pick up and available right at the airport
3.9 Mediocre5 Oct. 2021
Get the car I reserved
1.9 Horrible30 Sep. 2021
They took my reservation but refused to honor and told me to get lost cause they rented my car to someone else.
7.9 Good20 Sep. 2021
I was late to pick up my vehicle and they did not give away my car. Everything was as expected. I had a tire lose air and couldn’t find a Gas station with working air station. I returned my rental early in the am so I couldn’t report the low tire to anyone (rental counter not open yet) so that is my only concern. Wished i had an easy way to report my concern with vehicle during after hours. Would definitely rent here again! Austin Texas airport location
1.9 Horrible15 Sep. 2021
Never book thru Priceline! The guy at the desk tried 4 times to rent us a vehicle. Also as a walkup with no Priceline booking. Our name was tied up with Priceline, so in the end, he could not rent us ANY vehicle. Rental computer systems hate 3rd party bookings! Avis has the same problem. Not to mention the "$360" rental turns into $630 real quick after taxes and fees that Priceline does not tell you.
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Rated no. 11
E-Z Rent-A-Car
7 Good (92 reviews)
1 location in Austin
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Austin
  • 7.3
  • 7.6
  • 6.7
  • 6.5
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay7 Oct. 2019
the check in and check out were goodcleaner vehicle, and better selection of cars. This was by far the worst rental that I have ever experience and I rent a car everywhere I go internal and in mexico and us. Shame on you!
4.4 Okay9 Sep. 2019
Clean car, at least on the inside. Easy return once I figured out where to go.Almost all the signs around the airport and parking garage listed directions toward all of the other rental car companies but did not list EZ Rent-a-Car, and the few ones that did were wrong. No one was at the EZ check-in desk. Scratches on car. Huge upcharges. Old car with no modern conveniences.
10.0 Excellent18 Jul. 2019
everythingnothing
3.6 Mediocre16 Jul. 2019
over charged and not cooperative staffmore attentive
6.0 Good3 Jul. 2019
Staff at the counter appeared to really dislike their jobs. Tried to push the toll charge and the pre paid fuel option is a total scam.
6.4 Good18 Jun. 2019
We added a second driver and they didn’t tell us that it would be. $13/day
2.0 Mediocre21 Mar. 2019
Given me money back because I had to cancel my trip because my dad had cancer
2.0 Mediocre29 Oct. 2018
Never rent with themTo pickup car it took 40 minutes in line. Then the car was dirty unclean and in poor condition. Wouldn’t recommend
9.6 Excellent17 Oct. 2018
Overall Good experience, some confusionThe vehicle itself was excellent! I was given a free upgrade from what I had requested (compact) to a small SUV.Check-in was quite slow and rather confusing. The desk for E-Z was unmanned, and the screen behind the counter kept changing, so I couldn't even find the counter until the name of the company finally appeared. Then, there was a sign with print that was FAR TOO SMALL telling which counter to go to for service. I was third in line, and it was over 20 minutes before I got waited on...
6.0 Good12 Sep. 2018
Bate and switch
Rated no. 12
Silvercar
9.8 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Austin
Silvercar
Locations in Austin
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9
Recent reviews
Rated no. 13
National
8.6 Excellent (19 reviews)
1 location in Austin
National
Locations in Austin
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7.2 Good19 Jun. 2018
Nice car but it left the lot low on washer fluid.It was a nice car. Staff was friendlyThe Washer fluid was low and so every 10 minutes a bell would chime signaling the fluid was low. Fluid levels should have been checked before the car was put out available to drive. It was extremely annoying to have that chime every 10 minutes. Had to walk a mile to get to the rental building and I am disabled. There should have been a golf cart or some way for people to get to the rental building besides walking. The signs where to return rental cars at the airport were horrible with the construction.
10.0 Excellent30 Oct. 2017
Positive ExperienceThey saw how many people we had and upsizwd our car. It was perfect
6.8 Good5 Oct. 2017
Too expensivenice small car, clean and comfortableOnly had the car for 2 hours, and the cost was $114 The car I got from Avis a week later was $65
5.2 Okay22 Feb. 2017
National in Austin went fairly well getting the vehicle. The representative went overboard in trying to get me to upgrade however and when I got to the garage, it didn't appear there were any slightly larger cars available. This left the impression I would have been in the exact same car.
10.0 Excellent5 Dec. 2016
Easy pick up and returnLow price SUV rental, gas very affordable and easy pick up and return at Austin airport, no buses to this easy convenient rental car terminal.
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Rated no. 14
Europcar
6.8 Good (1 review)
1 location in Austin
Europcar
Locations in Austin
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Recent reviews
6.8 Good27 Oct. 2017
Make sure it’s not a sub-contractorClean, new car in great condition. Drop-off was quick and easy.The rental was not with Europcar as advertised. It was in fact with Advantage rent a car who, I guess, sub-let cars. Pick up was slow (why do I have to provide all my personal details when booking if none of these are forwarded to the rental company??). Also, when I called to try to extend the hire by a few hours, I was quoted a price equivalent of more than a day’s rental.
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2682 travellers who hired a car in Austin gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

Car hire locations in or near Austin

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$94/day

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$77/day

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Car hire excess insurance in Austin

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Austin car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Austin.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Austin car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Austin

  • Whether travelers seek to explore the city of Austin or attractions like the Austin Zoo or the Colorado River, a hire car will get you to all destinations in no time. You don’t have to worry about timetables and public transport delays when you can enjoy your time in Austin with a car. Houston and San Antonio are about 165 and 80 miles away respectively, and for travelers staying longer in Austin, they are definitely worth a day trip.
  • Get your hire car conveniently at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and be in the city center within 15 minutes. The hire car center is located in Level 1 at the customer counters, but signs will guide you there from the terminal. There are also shuttles operating between the terminal and the car hire center.
  • Austin is a bike-friendly city, so make sure you do not cross bike lanes and risk injuring a cyclist. Also be aware that the speed in Austin is rather high compared to many other cities. As Austin has interstates crossing in lower and upper decks, it can be a challenge to navigate the system at first, so drive extra carefully and attentively to take the right exit.
  • Try to avoid rush hours in Austin to save time and energy. Especially the Interstate 35 is clogged up 6-9 AM and 4-7 PM, and waiting times can be up to an hour. Also note that, even though Austin is known for being rather warm, there can be ice in winter that will make the streets more dangerous and slippery.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Austin for $77 or less
  • Book your car hire in Austin at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Austin are around 17% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy car hires in Austin are around 32% cheaper than other car types, on average

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