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San Antonio, TX, United States
26 May — 2 Jun
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San Antonio, TX, United States
Thu 26/5
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Cheap car hire in San Antonio

Economy$191/day
Compact$146/day
Intermediate$267/day
Full-size$255/day
People mover$314/day
Full-size SUV$279/day
Premium$277/day
Luxury$240/day
Intermediate SUV$282/day
Standard SUV$282/day
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San Antonio car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (211 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio
Alamo
Locations in San Antonio
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
6.0 Good4 Apr. 2022
Customer service was excellent! Both at pick up and drop off. My only complaint was not being able to use my Apple Card because I would have been screwed had my colleague not been there to use his card instead.
10.0 Excellent5 Dec. 2021
Technically ended up with a Nissan Rogue. Solid service and friendly.
10.0 Excellent9 Aug. 2021
5 day rental of a med. SUV at 141 dollars, great deal
10.0 Excellent1 Jun. 2021
Very friendly staff, pick up and drop off was a breeze. Got a free upgrade because the size of car we reserved was out.
10.0 Excellent1 Jun. 2021
Very friendly staff and we ended up with a free upgrade because they didn't have the size of car we reserved. Very convent to pick the car up at the airport. No shuttle needed.
9.2 Excellent24 Apr. 2020
The location was still open since my flight arrived late.The car appeared clean upon first glance but something had been spilled in the car and there were biting gnats as a result.
10.0 Excellent7 Jan. 2020
Excellent Service
10.0 Excellent27 Dec. 2019
Everyone was super friendly. They didn’t try to up sell me, and had a big selection of cars. Will rent with Alamo next time I’m in San Antonio.
10.0 Excellent16 Dec. 2019
Loved the car and service was great so I give them 10 stars
10.0 Excellent11 Dec. 2019
Everything was perfect. Thank you.
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Rated no. 2
E-Z Rent-A-Car
7.7 Good (121 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in San Antonio
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre21 Jun. 2020
Nothing- they had gone bankrupt and no one was thereEverything
9.6 Excellent22 Oct. 2019
Everything went well from pickup to drop-off.At SAT Airport, could not find E-Z Rent-A-Car. Called and was directed to Advantage Rent A Car. There were no signs showing where to go.
7.6 Good9 Sep. 2019
Car was good and cleanWhen I placed the reservation I reserved the suv like Toyota Rava, they did not have any suvs there when I got there, they gave me an economy car, that’s not what I requested or wanted. I wanted the bigger vehicle so that everyone in my party would not feel tight in the vehicle. I will not use the
6.4 Good12 Aug. 2019
That i got a carThey could of given me a car that is more similar to what i asked for
10.0 Excellent27 Jul. 2019
Super fast and friendly customer services. Easy return process, will definitely rent a car from here again.
10.0 Excellent21 Jul. 2019
employees were so friendly, and the process was simple. The car was clean and smelled nice. The two gentlemen at the counter handled an angry customer very well, never raised their voices, and did all they could to accommodate him, even though he was never happy.Nothing. Everything was great!
9.2 Excellent8 Jul. 2019
Everything was a breeze.
10.0 Excellent27 Mar. 2019
The staff was very friendly and helpful.
4.4 Okay4 Mar. 2019
Staff was friendly and quickDOUBLE CHARGE, WILL NOT RENT AGAIN. I rented the car and pre-paid for car rental and insurance. A few days later I was charged with a supplemental insurance, which I supposedly agreed to at the counter. I specifically confirmed that everything was pre-paid and there were no further charges.
10.0 Excellent26 Feb. 2019
It was easy and economical.The full coverage insurance was a little hard to understand because it was by a separate company and paid separately online. But the person at the desk walked me through it. I’d use them again :-)
Rated no. 3
Sixt
7.7 Good (104 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio
Sixt
Locations in San Antonio
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent25 Feb. 2022
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2.0 Mediocre3 Feb. 2022
I was in San Antonio to clean up my father-in-law's house so I asked and pre-paid for a pickup truck. Upoon arrival they had no pickup trucks and I ended up getting a mini van needless to say the mini van didn't work as good as a pick up and ended up renting a uhaul. All in all very disappointing when you prepay for something you expect to get what you prepaid for. Though the staff at the facility were very friendly and helpful this is still UNACCEPTABLE and would like someone to reach out to me.
2.0 Mediocre4 Nov. 2021
You need to inform online customers, of the airport rules when trying to pick up a vehicle locally. I rented a vehicle and pay for it online went to pick up the vehicle only to find that because I did not have a flight back to the airport I could not rent the vehicle. Why wouldn’t kayak Priceline whoever the hell is selling us tell the people that are renting it and giving you their money upfront that there a certain rules at the airport in terms of rentals.
1.9 Horrible11 Oct. 2021
Sixt was so awful I had to cancel my reservation even though it meant forfeiting $100. A couple weeks prior to the rental I tried to contact them to modify the reservation. I was dropped from my calls repeatedly. I never was able to talk to an actual person. They downgraded the car without notifying me. I completely lost confidence that they could meet our needs. I went with another rental car company and it was a completely different experience. Don’t rent from Sixt!
1.9 Horrible4 Oct. 2021
We had to cancel this reservation due to financial situations and they kept $100 of the amount of the rental. We cancelled more than a week before our scheduled pick up. We will NOT be using them again. I’d rather stick with a non start up company that offers free cancellation. What a rip off. Not to mention you cannot get a hold of anyone. I had to send an email to cancel. Which begs the question….what is the $100 for? I had no customer service and had to search to communicate with this company. RIP OFF!!
1.9 Horrible27 Sep. 2021
They refused refund the money when I canceled my reservation there months ahead of my trip!
7.9 Good18 Aug. 2021
Customer service was fantastic.
1.9 Horrible24 Jul. 2021
Do not recommend. Booked a rental car from Monday to Saturday with 2 baby car seats. Our flight was delayed and we arrived to the Sixt counter at 6:10. The place closed at 6 (literally every other rental company was open). I contact Sixt on Tuesday, only to be informed that I will be obligated to pay the remaining days + the car seats. Do yourselves a favor and use a more reputable company that won't charge you 7 days for an unused rental for being 10 mins late due to a flight delay.
10.0 Excellent24 Jul. 2021
we had an issue with the vehicle needing to be serviced, which was resolved quickly. we even got an upgrade for our troubles. One customer service rep (on the phone) didn't sound like he liked his job and wasn't much help when our rental was broken into. we had to stay the night because no-one was around to help with exchanging the vehicle after the break in. we extended the rental no problem but hen we got stuck with a vehicle similar to what we originally rented by some standard that wasn't even close to our original rental. I would have even paid for an upgrade, if we would have been given that option, because the upgrade was just that nice.
8.0 Excellent7 Jun. 2021
The staff was extremely helpful and nice, and the pickup and drop off were easy.The only thing that could have been better was that they had the car we wanted. It being a holiday weekend we weren’t able to get it, however they did try to put us in a comparable car.
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Rated no. 4
Enterprise
7.7 Good (152 reviews)
30 locations in San Antonio
Enterprise
Locations in San Antonio
  • 7.8
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent17 May 2022
Excellent experience.
2.0 Mediocre16 May 2022
Not located at the airport which was NOT noted when booking!
10.0 Excellent26 Mar. 2022
Free upgrade was added.. customer service was excellent and accommodating to my needs
10.0 Excellent22 Mar. 2022
It was an easy, efficient experience. The vehicle ran well and suited our needs. The only problem was that we purchased the protection coverage at time of pickup after we had already purchased a plan through KAYAK or an affiliate. I didn’t realize until it was too late. Seems like there should be some way to see what coverage was already purchased at the time of pickup. In spite of that it was overall a very good experience
2.0 Mediocre21 Mar. 2022
Needed to cancel due to Emergency. I hope they refund my money.
8.0 Excellent28 Feb. 2022
Liked the discount given for sure! But someone at least gave us a call to let us that car was not ready on the the day of pick up. But overall renting the car with that Enterprise branch was GOOD! Kudos to Sam for helping us out.
10.0 Excellent28 Sep. 2021
Friendly staff and easy pickup. Car was new.
10.0 Excellent4 Aug. 2021
Everyone at the front desk and at the car area was nice and super helpful, even when we got in late.
8.0 Excellent1 Jun. 2021
Friendly and communicative staff.The car smelled like cigarette smoke.
2.0 Mediocre24 May 2021
No pude rentar porque en el listado de licencias la mia no aparecia igual, y es vigentePodrian verificar de una manera mas moderna
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Rated no. 5
Avis
7.4 Good (148 reviews)
8 locations in San Antonio
Avis
Locations in San Antonio
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent18 May 2022
This was my first time using Avis and it was the best rental car experience I’ve ever had. Highly recommend the location I used in San Antonio. It was a short walk from my River Walk hotel (near the Alamo) and the staff were great!
10.0 Excellent6 May 2022
We picked our car up in San Antonio and dropped it off in Dallas. It was reasonable and easy. I have no complaints. Staff was friendly and efficient.
8.0 Excellent28 Apr. 2022
I did t like the electric car. I didn’t like the way it shut off every time I came to a stop. I would have preferred a regular car- a Camry would have been nice but I got a Kia Soul.
2.0 Mediocre25 Apr. 2022
I liked nothing 3 hour rate paid for a car 4 levels above Got stuck with a car I didn't order car smelled like smoke
2.0 Mediocre25 Apr. 2022
I paid a lot of money for a 4 day rental- I was supposed to get a car that was 4 levels above what I received. It took over 3 hours just to get a car. The car smelled horrible of smoke. I was not happy at all with the rental experience
6.0 Good23 Apr. 2022
There was only one staff working. The line was long & some people had to wait a LONG time to get their vehicle.
6.0 Good5 Apr. 2022
Car was dirty and smelled of smoke
4.0 Okay30 Mar. 2022
Longest wait times to pick up car. I waited over an hour for my car.
6.0 Good18 Mar. 2022
Thought we rented from airport location, but was informed that we had rented at some other Avis location. Luckily, manager at airport location was able to honor same rate that we had agreed upon at the other location. A heads up on your website that you are NOT renting from airport location would be appreciated!
10.0 Excellent11 Mar. 2022
Louie was absolutely fantastic in getting us our car, as well as helping us figure out our rental situation when we ended up with two bookings which slightly overlapped. Really excellent service.
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Rated no. 6
Budget
7.3 Good (117 reviews)
10 locations in San Antonio
Budget
Locations in San Antonio
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre12 May 2022
I rented a car for 5 days and have been charged for 5 weeks, after I turned the car back in on the 5th day. Scam!
6.0 Good8 May 2022
Love that there where plenty to choose from. I did not like that the vehicles did not look as though they have been cared for. I had to put air in my vehicles tires and run it thru a car wash because all the windows had a white film on them.
2.0 Mediocre25 Apr. 2022
2 hr wait line just to pick up my car. Boooo
8.0 Excellent20 Apr. 2022
The price and service were great. My SUV was a much older model. The upholstery was stained and ripped in a few places
8.0 Excellent30 Mar. 2022
The only thing that could have been better is more staff at the counter to handle the amount of people picking up at the same time I was. They had five staff working but around 15-20 people in line. The staff member serving me was friendly, polite and did everything she could to accommodate me.
8.0 Excellent14 Feb. 2022
Employees were courteous and business like. Good experience.
4.0 Okay18 Nov. 2021
Good value for the new rental however the pick-up experience was a nightmare at the San Antonio airport. They combined Budget, Avis, and Payless into one booth with a line stretching around the building. It was a 1-2 hour wait in line just to pick up a rental, and we already had a confirmed reservation.
8.0 Excellent16 Nov. 2021
Service at rental counter was terribly slow, only 2 people were available to a long queue of 10 people waiting in line. BTW it was the only counter with a huge line and we waited for over 25 mns for a very nice representative to very efficiently help us. Either everybody chose Budget or you need to have more people to provide a better service. Next time , we will NOT choose you because of this. I ´d rather pay a little more but have an expedited arrival thank you
6.0 Good11 Nov. 2021
The effort to pick up was brutal. I was in line for 45 minutes...the line was very long and only 2 people were working to process the line...once I finally got the paperwork done...the experience improved. The car was easy to find and the return was really easy...but that line filled with exhausted, people on a timed mission was tough. The other rental companies had smaller lines and more workers.
2.0 Mediocre30 Oct. 2021
No car ir backup plan for actually pickup my car, pickup hour and closing hour of rental office was the same in SAT airport, what a disaster Budget rental car agency. Call numerous times that dame night and said everything would be fine to pickup car next day that reservation was on hold for 24hrs, turned out to be a lie. Enterprise turned out helping me with outstanding service and a good car!
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Rated no. 7
Advantage
7.1 Good (119 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio
Advantage
Locations in San Antonio
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent12 Aug. 2019
The pick up and drop off were easy. The staff was friendly and helpful. The car was clean and in good working order.It'd have been nice to have the representative go over the car to personally identify any preexisting scratches or dents on the car. Although they were minor, I had to go back to the representative before driving off from the lot to identify a couple of more scratches to be noted on the contract,
10.0 Excellent5 Aug. 2019
Really? Nothing, it was easy, they were really nice and helpful. Could not have asked for better people to help me out!
10.0 Excellent29 Jul. 2019
Yes drop was easy Staff was awesome very informative
2.4 Mediocre7 Jul. 2019
The company gave a hard up sell for everything and the guy at the desk was extremely pushy and slow. he also gave us the wrong directions to the car. The $200 deposit was a surprise too. Overall, it was just a bad experience and I wouldn’t recommend advantage to anyone.
10.0 Excellent21 Jun. 2019
yesAll good. They are a little hard to find because they are in back of other companies in parking deck but that was not terrible.
6.0 Good7 May 2019
Picked up vehicle in El Paso airport. Attendant tried to get me to add numerous add ons. Did not do that as that was a method to renegotiate contract. Tried to convince me the 3rd party insurance was insufficient. Wouldn’t let me use different card for payment when I returned the vehicle.6 months prior, I had no issues of making final payment with difficulty credit card. This time you would think I committed a felony in there eyed when desiring an alternative form of payment for services.
6.0 Good7 Apr. 2019
Final price was not as originally quoted.
6.4 Good18 Feb. 2019
I filled the car with gas before my return. They charged me for gas anyway, which is very dishonest. Two days later, they still haven't confirmed that I will be reimbursed.
9.2 Excellent24 Sep. 2018
Ease of pickup and dropoff.The bill's added fees. Be up front with the cost!
10.0 Excellent21 Aug. 2018
Friendly ServiceThe car i was given was upgraded at no extra charge, it was easy to get to the car pick-up area, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would use them again
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From $65/dayRated no. 8
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
6.7 Good (362 reviews)
10 locations in San Antonio
Hertz
Locations in San Antonio
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6.6
  • 6.3
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre12 Apr. 2022
i picked san antonio airport for my rental location then picked my car and paid in advanced. when i got to the hertz counter at the airport i was informed my car was 15 miles away at another location. when i asked at the counter the how this could happen they said that places like kayak and priceline will switch you to offsite locations without you knowing because the price is much lower so you will be enticed to rent from them. always triple check your reservation if you rent from these third party vendors and pay the extra for free cancelation
6.0 Good11 Apr. 2022
The young woman at the check in counter was fabulous! Then I went upstairs. They were super condescending. When you get upstairs, you have to stand outside. I asked why I couldn't just go to the car as I had check in downstairs and the car space number was on my paperwork. That's just for gold card. Why? He didn't do anything but point me to my car. I had waited downstairs. I realize that Gold members can go straight to the car, but I had check in downstairs and had an assigned car. I waited for them to finish to point to the car that I could see. That's stupid and demeaning. What's the point? He and the other guy were super unfriendly and unhelpful. Nothing like what I would expect from the South. In Sacramento, there aren't clear instructions about where to take the car. The person who checks your car, should get off the phone and not make clients wait outside looking around for someone to help when there are no instructions anywhere. Worse rental car experience ever. Expected more from a superior type rental car agency. Going back to Avis or Enterprise. More for less.
2.0 Mediocre9 Mar. 2022
You site should be current on airport policies and requirements. I wasn't able to rent the car, I was rudely denied by the woman at the counter bc according to her the airport has a policy that doesn't accept my CC at all. Which is BULLSHIT!
6.0 Good3 Mar. 2022
Not enough cars available and office is understaffed.
2.0 Mediocre2 Mar. 2022
I reserved online thru this website and got a confirmation # and a pick up. I had to call a family member to come pick up my son and i, so we could pick up the car. We drove 20minutes to the other side of San Antonio to the location they choose. I go into the office and no one is there and no one comes out for 5mins after i knocked on back door and called loudly for help. When a guy finally comes out, he says "pick up", i say "yes" and he starts to explain " i don't know why they keep sending customers here, we don't have any cars available". I said "you dont have any thinh available?" He said "no". So i walked out and was very upset. Luckily my sister knew of a place at airport to try and i was able to get in a car. I will not use kayak/priceline or Hertz again.
10.0 Excellent14 Feb. 2022
The van could have been cleaned. Also the van did not have cruise control which is essential for long distance. Also seats were not great and provided little support. Otherwise staff was good and price was fair. I felt the insurance on the vehicle through hertz was high however.
10.0 Excellent22 Jan. 2022
Thank all of your help and your good intention Ahmed.
2.0 Mediocre11 Jan. 2022
Drop off site was closed early and I have not received my deposit back yet
10.0 Excellent11 Jan. 2022
Awesome experience, amazing car and even better staff
10.0 Excellent30 Dec. 2021
A++ customer service
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Rated no. 9
Fox
6.5 Good (182 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio
Fox
Locations in San Antonio
  • 6.7
  • 6.9
  • 6.4
  • 6.7
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre9 May 2022
"Mandatory" insurance cost of $50 announced at time of rental in addition to any other coverage purchased seems like a shady process. Didn't have time or energy to argue it but will be the reason I don't rent from them again.
4.0 Okay25 Apr. 2022
Condition of the van was poor
8.0 Excellent24 Apr. 2022
Windshield washer fluid was empty.
8.0 Excellent20 Apr. 2022
Everything was fine overall. The car was a high mileage car with mediocre tires and road noise but ran fine.
10.0 Excellent20 Apr. 2022
All good
2.0 Mediocre12 Apr. 2022
It was really quick to get in and out with the rental. The Avis car line was dozens of people long. What could have been better is if our car actually locked. We could lock it, but when you pulled the side door handles, the alarm went off (sometimes) and the doors completed opened. This is unacceptable!!! We couldn't leave anything valuable in the car in San Antonio and had to walk around holding our belongings. In addition, I specifically stated I didn't need rental liability insurance because I have it through my credit card and it was charged anyway. I have now called 3 TIMES and people keeping punting to someone else, saying "they will get back to you". Still no call back. Now I see why the line at Fox was so short. :(
10.0 Excellent8 Apr. 2022
Price, value, and service were excellent. You had cars and a short line, unlike the others. Thank you.
10.0 Excellent7 Apr. 2022
Pickup and Return processes were easy. Personnel were friendly.
2.0 Mediocre29 Mar. 2022
Guy at the counter was unprofessional and rude. I very politely had questions about my pricing being different and vehicle not being the one I had chose. He showed clear annoyance and impatience with my questions. Then he messed up my charges by accidental double charging me for gas and couldn’t fix the issue so told me to go find a manager and they will fix it. Finally found the manger office and they fixed it and gave me the correct vehicle and the inside reeked of weed. So has to get a different type vehicle that I did not intend on having.
6.0 Good26 Mar. 2022
Lots of hidden fees
Rated no. 10
Dollar
7.8 Good (58 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio
Dollar
Locations in San Antonio
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
6.0 Good11 May 2022
Check-in counter tried selling me an upgrade from a full size car to a SUV. It would have tacked on about $70 more to my total on a 6 night rental. I declined the upgrade at the counter. When I went to pick up my car (still assuming it would be a full-size) I was informed that they did not have any full-size and that if it was okay with me, that they would upgrade me to a SUV at not extra charge. I obviously had no choice, if I wanted to leave at that time, so I took the SUV. Now, the counter must have had this information when checking me in. So, it left me thinking, why did they offer to upsell me at the counter, knowing that they didn't have what I ordered?! Would they have even told me that they were out of full-size cars if I had paid the $70 upgrade fee? Dishonest, to say the least. Beware of these practices! I will not be booking with them and when I book further, with others, I will be asking these questions!
8.0 Excellent8 Mar. 2022
The example of car you’re told will be “like or similar” is not anything near what you get. So honesty in this department would be appreciated. Thx.
10.0 Excellent5 Mar. 2022
Ease of rental. Staff were very friendly. Nothing needed for improvement unless prices drop.
10.0 Excellent14 Dec. 2021
Pick up and return went quickly.
10.0 Excellent13 Sep. 2021
Fast, efficient, no hassle!
10.0 Excellent26 Jul. 2021
Stephanie our agent at San antonio airport, greeted us with a warm smile and answer all our questions and give her an A+. Thank you , Mrs. Lopez
1.9 Horrible9 Jul. 2021
I was not permitted to pickup vehicle because l did not possess a credit card instead of debit credit card.
7.9 Good17 Jun. 2021
I really liked the vehicle and drive. Only let down I stopped at a restaurant in McAllen to eat and a tiny pebble hit the window and cracked the glass for which we had 2 insurances thankfully. I know this is outside the scope of this review however it was a negative conclusion to a wonderful journey.
2.0 Mediocre10 Jun. 2021
Line to check in was long - over and hour. I didn't get the vehicle I was promised
2.0 Mediocre7 Jun. 2021
My confirmation never made it to Dollar Car rental. No one was able to find it so had to call customer service and even they weren't able to help.
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Rated no. 11
Payless
7.3 Good (94 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio
Payless
Locations in San Antonio
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent20 Mar. 2022
There wasn’t a person at the Payless pick up window. There wasn’t a sign saying go to Avis. I stood there wondering if someone was going to come to the counter, if I needed to call someone or what. Eventually someone at a different counter told me to go to Avis. Everything was excellent after that. The customer service was amazing to pick up and drop off process was very easy and simple.
6.0 Good15 Nov. 2021
Older car. Back-up camera didn’t work. Couldn’t call airport desk and kept getting a call center who couldn’t answer my question about early drop and said I couldn’t drop early but when I got to airport at 5am I was able to park it and a person was there in the garage who accepted it. Military cut my orders short and I wasn’t able to receive a pro-rated rental.
2.0 Mediocre1 Nov. 2021
Van was dirty and the inside smelled like the van had hauled a bunch of livestock. Very disappointed and embarrassed to carry my family from out of town. Never again
10.0 Excellent27 Jun. 2021
Excellent service. Start to finish
10.0 Excellent13 May 2021
Really great service.
8.0 Excellent7 May 2021
pricethere is only one person in the office to make the contract. had to wait 30 minutos in line
10.0 Excellent4 May 2021
Value for rental fee was great. Car was clean and worked great.Dropoff was quick, but could not get attendant's attention to give me a receipt.
4.0 Okay27 Apr. 2021
Staff was friendly when we got to them, but note that in San Antonio, Payless doesn't have their own staff. They use AVIS staff.The wait to get the vehicle was ridiculous, it was unclear at first that we had to go to the Avis counter because there was NO ONE at the Payless counter.
2.0 Mediocre16 Apr. 2021
Agent at the counter was professional and courteous and was the only person who knew what she was doing.More employees, clear signs indicating where customers can be helped and much less wait. Option to cancel reservation.
2.0 Mediocre7 Mar. 2021
They should not require two photo ID's. I was left without a car.
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Rated no. 12
Thrifty
6.9 Good (77 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio
Thrifty
Locations in San Antonio
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 6.9
  • 7
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre27 Nov. 2021
They do not take debit cards as advertised. Unfortunately, I hit a deer rendering my vehicle undrivable. We had to put the rental under my husband’s name since I only have a virtual credit card and their system is too old to utilize this newer technology. This resulted in an additional $13 fee per day! The whole situation was stressful enough with the circumstances of my rental and then to be charged additional money on top…Unacceptable! I won’t be using Thrifty again!
10.0 Excellent13 Sep. 2021
Friendly and helpful staff at pick up and return. Great price for my car rental. Thanks Thrifty!!
1.9 Horrible19 Jul. 2021
They charge come an insurance hat I do not request
6.0 Good13 Jun. 2021
The employees were incredibly friendly.You had two agents working the counter. It took over an hour and fifteen minutes to check out my car. That’s excessive. Everyone in line ahead of me had a reservation so it’s not like you weren’t expecting the influx of renters at that time.
2.0 Mediocre4 Jun. 2021
It was easy to schedule the reservation online.We weren’t told ahead of time that $200 more would be needed to secure the card. The agent also said the insurance we purchased online would not protect the car. The payment couldn’t be split between cards and only a credit card matching the driver’s license could be used. We weren’t able to get the car after all because we didn’t have the extra $200. So we lost our money and had no vehicle. Terrible and embarrassing experience.
4.0 Okay11 May 2021
price
8.0 Excellent11 May 2021
Prompt service, helpful staff and really efficient and convenient on everything.The quality of the vehicle could have been better. The oil light was on when we recieved the car, and needed changed. The brakes weren't 100% and were grinding a bit toward the end of our trip.
6.0 Good3 May 2021
There is not enough staff for check-in. It took about an hour to get the car. Also, the lady who selected the car for me was not friendly. The drop-off was very fast.Have check-in staff to expedite the process.
10.0 Excellent2 May 2021
The smooth in and out.No improvements needed.
10.0 Excellent20 Apr. 2021
Keep prices as regularAll the experience was great, but hiking the rental prices ($375 for a day) is agresive
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Rated no. 13
National
8 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio
National
Locations in San Antonio
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4.0 Okay6 May 2021
quick pickupno one told me where to drop off the car correctly. The signs sucked and I had to call back 3 times, put on hold numerous times. Also it took me 2 days to get a receipt. I and no proof I dropped off the car. I handed they guy the keys and was told they would email a receipt. I called up 3 times and finally was told it was taking awhile since I dropped it off a different place I picked it up that they had to have the place I picked up close the account so I can get the bill. I ended up calling the 800 number again, the drop off place and finally the pick up place to get my bill. Total of 5 phone calls just to get my receipt.
Sunnycars
2 locations in San Antonio
Sunnycars
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in San Antonio
Advance Car And Truck Rental
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Easirent
1 location in San Antonio
Easirent
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Europcar
1 location in San Antonio
Europcar
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Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in San Antonio
Goldcar Rental SP
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in San Antonio
keddy by Europcar
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Rhodium
1 location in San Antonio
Rhodium
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1748 travellers who hired a car in San Antonio gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car hire locations in or near San Antonio

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$70/day

Good deal

$65/day

When to book a car hire in San Antonio

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Top tips for hiring a car in San Antonio

  • Travelers with flights to San Antonio will be happy to hear that San Antonio Airport’s hire car center is a quick and easy reach from the Arrivals Terminal. The hire car center is found across from Terminal B through the Sky Bridge.
  • San Antonio is undoubtedly a car city so, if you want to make the most out of your time there, it is best to have a car at your disposal. For example, if you plan on catching a Spurs game live at the AT&T Center, you could spend 30 minutes on public transport getting there from downtown or you could drive there in 15 minutes. Chances are your hotel will not be directly downtown, so if you plan on visiting the River Walk or the Alamo, you will probably need a car to get to them.
  • Visitors to San Antonio will be happy to hear that rush hour is not nearly as severe as it is in Dallas or Houston. In general, the morning rush hour is from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., while the afternoon/evening rush hour goes from around 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The main areas to avoid during rush hour are the central parts of the old downtown and I-37 on the way into town in the morning.
  • One of the main struggles new drivers have in San Antonio is navigating the city’s wheel-and-spoke highway system, in which the city’s major roads and highways merge. What drivers will find is that, as the various highways come in closer to the city, they will merge onto the same highway. This can be quite confusing to drivers, but it is easy enough to navigate if you pay close attention and keep your eyes open.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in San Antonio for $65 or less
  • Book your car hire in San Antonio at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in San Antonio are around 28% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate car hires in San Antonio are around 19% cheaper than other car types, on average

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