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Austin, TX
Jul 13 — Jul 20
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Cheap car rentals in Austin

Economy$25/day
Compact$29/day
Intermediate$23/day
Standard$32/day
Full-size$26/day
Minivan$59/day
Luxury$74/day
Supplier choice$24/day
Compact SUV$33/day
Intermediate SUV$36/day
Standard SUV$37/day
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Austin car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8.8

Excellent

220 reviews

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.9

Value for money

7.9

One location in Austin

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3819 Presidential Blvd

+1 844 366 2656

Monday06:30 - 23:30
Tuesday06:30 - 23:30
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10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

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.

Cons:

I wish we hadn't had to pay twice the rate of the other rental companies.

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop-off was easy. Drop-off attendant was friendly.

8.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

BMW 3 Series was really small, difficult to enter, confusing shifter/electronics, limited trunk space.

2.0 Mediocre

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean car

Cons:

No 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 Excellent

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

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.

Cons:

Not much. Car could have come with iPhone adapter for CarPlay but that would’ve been above and beyond.

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Picking up the car the attendant gave me a free upgrade.

1 out of 31

Enterprise

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

6.6

20 locations in Austin

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10010 Manchaca Rd

+1 512 292 1118

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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Thursday07:30 - 17:30
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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10907 N Fm 620

+1 512 501 3832

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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11150 Research Blvd Ste 207

+1 512 343 8982

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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12326 Ranch Road 620 N

+1 512 335 4040

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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13207 N Us 183 Svrd Nb

+1 512 257 9400

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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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2016 W Stassney Ln

+1 512 916 8080

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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2301 E 7th St

+1 512 354 3193

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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2521 Rutland Dr Ste 700

+1 512 873 9107

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319 S Lamar

+1 512 472 1373

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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3205 Ranch Rd 620 N

+1 512 354 8221

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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3500 S Lamar #1

+1 512 440 0099

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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3819 Presidential Blvd

+1 737 484 3896

Monday06:30 - 23:30
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4352 S Interstate 35

+1 512 462 9009

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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5316 Ed Bluestein Blvd

+1 512 362 5233

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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5350 W Us Hwy 290 Service Rd

+1 512 271 0913

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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6817 N Lamar

+1 512 453 4402

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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707 E. Braker Ln Ste 103

+1 512 835 1155

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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7212 W Highway 71 Ste D

+1 512 394 9972

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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816 Colorado St

+1 512 476 2300

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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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8310 Research Blvd

+1 512 459 8100

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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4.0 Okay

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Pickup staff were rude and dismissive.

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Flight was delayed and when I got there they told me they gave away my car because I was late. No other cars were available, so we spent the weekend using Uber.

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly, fast, and thorough. The rep walked around the car with me to check for pre-existing damage. My car was clean amd comfortable.

Cons:

I rented from an off-airport location due to the low amount of vehicles available in the city. Although Enterprise will "come pick you up", they cannot do that if you're at the airport. So I had to add a $35 Uber ride to the total. The rental was WAY overpriced for a Nissan Altima ($96/day), but they did not have to add a slew of additional fees like the airport places. But the staff were a good group of people. None of that stuff was in their control. I also dropped the car off before they opened. It was weird just leaving the car there, and putting keys in a drop box. I am used to airport locations with 24-hour presence. I never got a phone call or email letting me know they received the vehicle back. I only dropped it off about an hour before they opened, I'm sure it was fine.

4.0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

One needs to be very careful in checking puck up and drip off locations. My pick up was NOT at the airport . The airport location told me there would be a sleight upcharge to redo the reservation and start a new one. The price was DOUBLE and there is no refund on the Priceline reservation!

Cons:

The airport should have helped there customer and traveler and explained to me where the other location was. They should have advised me to take a 30$ Cab ride and saved myself over 500$. I had to jump through hoops to get it right. In all fairness, the Representative at the OTHER location was awesome! He was helpful, honest and empathetic to my situation.

2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

They could have actually had a car for me to rent instead of taking a reservation and leaving me stranded.

8.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

good

Cons:

more vehicles

1 out of 37

Dollar

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.7

Value for money

5.3

One location in Austin

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3819 Presidential Blvd

+1 512 225 2815

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Hertz was great and I will use them next time. Dollar? Don't think so

Cons:

Booth was closed so had to use Hertz counter which was undermanned.

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

My bill was not what I was quoted. I was charged twice as much and opted out of all addons.

Cons:

If I was charged what I was booked.

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly at both pick up and drop off. I picked up at the Hertz counter and a wonderful lady helped us. Great experience!

4.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great.

Cons:

The vehicle front windshield was not sealed properly very loud wind noise, for the price I paid to Dollar to rent would never do again.

6.0 Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy. Upgraded at no charge.

Cons:

The customer service person was nice but pushed the toll pass and insurance too much. We were made to feel like idiots for not getting them.

6.0 Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was good and what we asked for and needed.

Cons:

Customer service was awful. I could tell they were following and script and couldn't stray from it. Sent me in a circle with kayak, priceline, and dollar. I will never rent from kayak again.

1 out of 28

Fox

Cleanliness

5.6

Comfort

5.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.3

Value for money

5.4

One location in Austin

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3819 Presidential Boulevard

+1 512 256 8460

Monday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:0006:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 00:0006:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
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1.9 Horrible

Jun 2021

KAYAK
you could only take their car to a few states, something that they did not make clear until I tried to pick it up.

8.0 Excellent

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy and the car was very clean and in great shape. Phone customer service was helpful.

Cons:

We were told that we had no option but to use toll roads in Austin and was up-sold an unlimited toll pass for $83. After driving for a week and almost 600 miles, we never came across a toll road that we HAD to take. I called customer service and told them about the situation and that we never used a toll road, they did refund the $83.

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Worst experience with a car rental company ever. JOSELINE CUBICA was so rude and hateful!! I accidentally had the wrong time on my reservation (didn't change the noon default time to 4pm) and then our flight couldn't land due to airport issues so I was 4+hours after reserved time. She abruptly told me that she couldn't honor the reservation. Thrifty Rental Car next to Fox was so kind and took care of us. They could not believe or understand why I was treated so horribly. First they suggested that I just redo the reservation online.. She said that people do it all the time. She also said that Thrifty always tries to honor late reservations if they can.. so I re-did another reservation online and went back up to the Fox counter. Joseline had stepped away, so another agent told me that due to me just making the reservation that he couldn't honor that price and vehicle but could give me an upgrade for $20 more per day. As I was talking to him, JOSELINE returned and said, No. We can't do a same day confirmation. He said that he knows but he was upgrading at $20 per day more. She said No! We don't have any cars. As I was renting a car with the wonderful people at Thrifty, my husband went over and asked her for her name.. She replied that she didn't have any reason to give it to him. So he asked to speak to the manager. She said, you're being aggressive and I'm calling security. He was in NO WAY aggressive. My husband said, go ahead. I leaned over to take her picture since she wouldn't give her name. She yelled, I'm calling the police. You can't take my picture. She started saying that we were aggressive and swearing at her. Completely false! The security came. Told her that it's not against the law to take a picture of anyone and they couldn't make me delete it. They asked if all was handled and ok. We said yes and they left. 2 other customers also were upset with her service. Everyone there witnessing this, completely sided with us and couldn't believe her attitude and horrible service. I was so upset, shaking from the anxiety of the situation and holding back tears as Thrifty Rental Car took to care of us and compassionately tried to calm my nerves. My husband and I are in our 50's. My 78 yr old mom in a wheelchair was by my side from the start.. We are not aggressive people nor were we yelling or swearing! Now I will spend part of my vacation leaving reviews, trying to contact managers, inform Priceline and try and save the next guy.

Cons:

Everything

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Beat up car. Indifferent staff.

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes Maria was great

Cons:

N/A

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

On arrival (on time) to pick up my reserved rental car they did not have any cars available. Very unapologetic and borderline rude service.

1 out of 131

Avis

Cleanliness

5.3

Comfort

5.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

4.8

9 locations in Austin

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1104 North I-35

+1 512 480 8333

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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Thursday07:30 - 17:30
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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12901 N Interstate 35 Ste 120

+1 512 251 3957

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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13201 Fm 620 North

+1 512 250 9716

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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1610 West 35th Street

+1 512 371 1082

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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2901 S Capital Of Texas Hwy

+1 512 330 0109

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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3819 Presidential Blvd

+1 512 356 3510

Monday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:0007:00 - 23:59
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Thursday00:00 - 00:0007:00 - 23:59
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6929 Airport Blvd, Ste 167

+1 512 380 9177

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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7010 Highway 71 West, Ste 345

+1 512 288 5181

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8820 Burnet Road

+1 512 343 9777

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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6.0 Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Got a pickup truck since they ran out of sedans

Cons:

Estimated total. Total everywhere on kayak for $387 when I left it was $410. A surprise $23 fee out of no where and Avis wouldn’t change it for the total I quoted

6.0 Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was wonderful.

Cons:

Car was filthy on the inside when I picked it up, I informed the employee. Also I was at the gas station for 20 minutes and couldn’t figure out how to open the gas cap, very frustrating and more expensive then needed

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Ordered the car and THEY TOOK my money, but when I showed up they said I didn’t have a car or that my name was even on the reserved list. Wouldn’t recommend to anyone.

8.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

yes

Cons:

doing more to ensure vehicles are available in the city

4.0 Okay

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They tried to give me a much smaller car than reserved. I canceled the rental.

2.0 Mediocre

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Terrible all around.

Cons:

Customer service was the worst. Terrible all around.

1 out of 25

Budget

Cleanliness

5.4

Comfort

5.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.5

Value for money

4.6

9 locations in Austin

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1104 North I-35

+1 512 322 9377

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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12901 N Interstate 35 Ste 120

+1 512 990 7263

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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13201 Fm 620 North

+1 512 331 8593

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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1610 West 35th Street

+1 512 371 7361

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2901 S Capital Of Texas Hwy

+1 512 732 0066

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3819 Presidential Blvd

+1 512 356 3519

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6929 Airport Blvd, Ste 167

+1 512 419 7908

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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7010 Highway 71 West, Ste 345

+1 512 288 3605

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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8820 Burnet Road

+1 512 419 1908

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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6.0 Good

May 2022

KAYAK
Counter doesn’t open til 7 but our red eye flight arrived earlier so we had to wait. There was a sign that said to go to the Hertz counter instead. When Hertz finally opened the employee said to go back to the Dollar counter where there was already a separate line. All in all we waited 1.5 hrs to get a car. The lady at the Dollar was a lot nicer than the one at Hertz though. Car was fine. Check out and return was easy

2.0 Mediocre

May 2022

KAYAK
Fuel surcharges when I put gas in at the airport gas station. Somehow they calculated that I turned in the car with 0.7 less gallons that I left with. With the fuel surcharge and price per gallon, it was a $17 charge for less than a gallon of fuel. And how did they accurately measure that..

1.9 Horrible

Jul 2021

KAYAK
When I picked up my car o was charged an additional $80. I noticed it a few hours later when I had to take the car back cause of the maintenance light being on. Not to mention the car was dirty and had the previous customers outdo so belongings still in it. And Budget had the nerve to have a dirty car clause in the contract stating if you brought the cat back dirty, there was a $400 fee when they gave the car to me dirty. I took the car back due to the maintenance light being on but I had to take it to the Budget at the Austin Airport because the location (Barton Creek) that I picked it up from was closed. I explained the situation to the ppl at the Airport, and was told because I picked it up 40 minutes early, I was charged for another day which was BS. No one told me a thing. If I was informed, I would have waited the 50 minutes and came back, I was in the mall anyway. After Waiting in line over 30 minutes, I exchanged the first car and had the same issue with the maintenance lights being on. So I had to get back in line and wait another 40-45 minutes to exchange the second car. I get a third car and it wreaks of string cigarette smoke to the point I began to immediately start coughing and got a headache. Got back in line to inform them of this issue and the lady said she can clean it out to get rid of the smell so I was like ok. She took about another 30 minutes to get the smell out of the car with air fresheners. We left the rental car place and after about an hour into the trip, thr cigarette smell came back stronger than before. Dealing with the multiple exchanges with this car took up valuable time that I did not have. When I returned the car I was charged a total of $160 over what my reservation was for. The owner at the Barton Creek Mall location said he would refund my $160 and send confirmation to my email. I have yet to receive that email

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service

Cons:

Have more car options

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Had to call 18 times for them to even answer the phone.

6.0 Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car functioned

Cons:

I showed up late to my reservation so the rate changed, increasing my bill for a one-week rental by $150, which was my fault. But the agent at the desk didn't tell me my rate was increasing, instead obfuscating the increase with a bunch of fees, one of which was a fee for prepaid gas which I explicitly declined. I called support to inquire about the rate increase, which I only noticed later, and it took over an hour to get a straight answer. During that call the service agent said she'd remove the prepaid gas free, since I declined it, and she didn't. So... yeah, the car functioned fine but the customer service was terrible.

1 out of 49

Hertz

Most popular

Cleanliness

5.2

Comfort

5.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.3

Value for money

4.4

8 locations in Austin

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11906 Ih-35 North

+1 512 973 8877

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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3819 Presidential Blvd

+1 512 247 7250

Monday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
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5717 S I135

+1 512 326 1649

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5717 S I35

+1 512 326 1649

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6705 Hwy 290 West Ste 603

+1 512 358 7932

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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709 East 10th Street

+1 512 457 1583

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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911 W Anderson Lane Ste 125

+1 512 407 9650

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911 W. Anderson Lane,ste 125

+1 512 407 9650

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2.0 Mediocre

Jun 2022

KAYAK
There was no car.

6.0 Good

Jan 2022

KAYAK
The pickup was easy and employees super helpful and friendly. The actual car itself was old and reeked of apple cinnamon air freshener to the point I was nauseous.

2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Car was not at the airport location. Could not connect to a human to rectify situation. Ened up renting from Hertz at airport for a much higher price.

2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2021

KAYAK
They could have been open for pickup when I made the reservation they said they would be open When I got there the desk was closed and I had to wait six hours at the airport

2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2021

KAYAK
I booked a car through Kayak and later wanted to cancel it. I had prepaid it. I attempted to find the reservation on the kayak site but could find no evidence of the transaction so assumed it never went through. There was no transaction on my bank statement either. So now I have been charged $215.96 for a car I never used. If there had been evidence of the transaction that would be one thing but I could never find anything on the Kayak site. I don;t think I should be charged for that. djung@cybermnesa.com

2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2021

KAYAK
I made a reservation on Kayak. I called the store and was told there were no cars. I then made a reservation on the Hertz website. I called the store and was again told there were no cars. Hertz should not allow reservations when there are no cars. Period.

1 out of 131

Payless

3.9

Mediocre

200 reviews

Cleanliness

5.5

Comfort

5.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.2

Value for money

3.9

One location in Austin

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3819 Presidential Blvd

+1 512 961 5295

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
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Thursday08:00 - 17:30
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2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

No one at Payless counter, sign said to go to Avis line. Very long, Short Staffed, went to National instead and got a car in 5 minutes.

8.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy drop off

Cons:

Desk was not open in main office, so was long line upstairs Car was smelly

4.0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy.

Cons:

Long wait at pick up. They didn’t have the compact SUV and instead suggested I take a pickup truck. I was worried about the size and they assured me it was “small or midsize.” It was giant. I could barely get out of the airport parking lot and it was difficult to park throughout my trip. The back window wouldn’t close.

2.0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I paid for a small suv and received a compact for the same price. The worker repeatedly explained to me, “sorry sir that’s how supply and demand works.”

6.0 Good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was clean and reliable.

Cons:

I feel there is a scam going on with their gas policy. I declined their auto fill option which they marketed heavily to me. I filled up the tank a few minutes before dropping off the car, and on my car rental receipt they charged me $12.99 for 1.3 gallons of gas. They said it was full to 14 gallons at the time of rental and that I returned it with 12.7 gallons. I know that is not true, but of course I didn't save my gas receipt. I didn't have high hopes for getting my money back since I didn't save my receipt, but to my surprise when I called the representative offered to remove it immediately. He seemed all to familiar with my type of call. If I had to guess, I'd say this is a common practice for Payless and if you don't want to get cheated out of $12.99 you have to call and complain.

2.0 Mediocre

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

long line at booth with one attendant trying to cover avis budget and payless checkins. had to cancel because the wait would have made me late for my appointment.

1 out of 38

Advantage

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Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Austin

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3600 Presidential Blvd, Suite 107

+1 512 969 6922

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
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9.6 Excellent

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

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.

Cons:

See above.

2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

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.

Cons:

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 Okay

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I didn’t get the car or help from the staff. Still charged full amount.

Cons:

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 Excellent

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

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.

Cons:

More courtesy from the desk clerk when we got the cat

4.4 Okay

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

helpful staff, easy drop off & pickup

Cons:

Car 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 Excellent

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off.

Cons:

There was a piece of trash in the back of the minivan when we got it.

1 out of 42

Thrifty

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Austin

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3819 Presidentail Blvd

+1 512 225 2815

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
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7.6 Good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everyone was nice and the process was easy

Cons:

I made the reservation on line (the mother) using my credit card. The confirmation said the driver would have to present license and credit card at pick up (which was going to be my adult son). When we picked the car up we were not allowed to do this without paying extra to have him be the driver. We were told because the reservation was in my name I had to be the first driver. If the on-line reservation would have stated this we would have had him make the reservation. Seems like you could have been more accommodating at the pick up time. Not sure why it makes a difference whose name is on the reservation.

6.8 Good

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly people especially at the pickup and dropoff

Cons:

First I wanted a car with a navigation system, after 45 minutes at pickup we figured out that the car did not have navigation, then too late an behind schedule had to leave. This created a lot of issues on my trip having to navigate by cell phone.....major problem. Second spent 3 hours on the phone with multiple calls trying to determine if I could drop the car at Hobby Houston at 4am....called and called and called again. Will not rent from Thrifty in the future.

5.2 Okay

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was clean but also Gas tank was not full at pick up

Cons:

Be prepared to wait in line at the counter for at least an hour before getting your rental. Counter guy says we have a choice & we go out to get our car and we don’t have any selection. The staff outside did not provide us undivided attention & lacked customer service. The exit gate guy took our key fob and did not return it upon us leaving the gate. Luckily we figured out the fob was missing before leaving the premises & turned around. At return it seemed to be such a hassle to close out my rental due to agent nowhere to be found. I wanted to confirm my charges due to the horrible service at pick up and I had to take a picture on my phone from the guy’s tablet as a form of receipt. This location lacked customer service and coming from a formal rental car employee, I know what is expected from these people and traveling all day the last thing you want is a bad rental car experience.

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff did NOT try to oversell!

2.8 Mediocre

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The car smelled like vomit then broke down halfway through the rental period. To remediate this, Thrifty asked me accompany a tow truck driver to a location 40 minutes away. Instead, I chose to end my rental. Since then I haven’t been able to get any information from Thrifty regarding a refund. Very frustrating to deal with their roadside assistance, customer service, and the local franchise.

2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Clerk was at restroom. I had to rent from Budget at a higher price.

1 out of 25

National

No score is available

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Comfort

-

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-

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-

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3819 Presidential Blvd

+1 844 366 2655

Monday06:30 - 23:30
Tuesday06:30 - 23:30
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7.2 Good

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

It was a nice car. Staff was friendly

Cons:

The 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 Excellent

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They saw how many people we had and upsizwd our car. It was perfect

6.8 Good

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

nice small car, clean and comfortable

Cons:

Only had the car for 2 hours, and the cost was $114 The car I got from Avis a week later was $65

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Low price SUV rental, gas very affordable and easy pick up and return at Austin airport, no buses to this easy convenient rental car terminal.

7.2 Good

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

It was a nice car. Staff was friendly

Cons:

The 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 Excellent

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They saw how many people we had and upsizwd our car. It was perfect

6.8 Good

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

nice small car, clean and comfortable

Cons:

Only had the car for 2 hours, and the cost was $114 The car I got from Avis a week later was $65

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Low price SUV rental, gas very affordable and easy pick up and return at Austin airport, no buses to this easy convenient rental car terminal.

1 out of 2

Advance Car And Truck Rental

No score is available

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Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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3600 Presidential Blvd Ste 107, Austin, Texas

+1 512 969 6922

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Avalon Transportation Service

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4701 Weidemar Lane

+1 512 987 8664

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E-Z Rent-A-Car

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One location in Austin

from $37/day

Locations in Austin

3600 Presidential Blvd, Suite 107

+1 512 969 6922

Monday06:00 - 23:59
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Easirent

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Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

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Elita Rent A Car

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Austin Bergstrom Intl Airport AUS

+1 512 969 6922

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Europcar

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from $63/day

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Please Go To Fox Counter

+1 512 256 8460

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Flight Car

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Austin airport

+1 844 435 8227

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Fox Autorent

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Austin Bergstrom Intl Airport AUS

+1 512 256 8460

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Free2Move

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Locations in Austin

2021, Guadalupe Street

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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Goldcar Rental SP

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3819 Presidential Boulevard Austin Tx

+1 512 256 8460

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keddy by Europcar

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Please Go To The Advantage Counter- 3600 Presidential Blvd Suite 107

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Longhorn

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from $102/day

Locations in Austin

4812 North I H 35

+1 512 452 1773

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Priceless

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One location in Austin

from $28/day

Locations in Austin

7100 Burnet Rd.

+1 512 284 8495

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Rhodium

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One location in Austin

Locations in Austin

Austin Airport. On-Airport. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. 3819 Presidential Boulevard.

+1 512 256 8460

Monday06:00 - 23:59
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Silvercar

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One location in Austin

from $88/day

Locations in Austin

2415 Highway 71 East

+1 855 359 2227

Monday09:00 - 13:00
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Sunnycars

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Locations in Austin

3819 Presidential Boulevard

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2710 travelers who rented a car in Austin gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.0

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Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$68/day

Good deal

$55/day

When to book a rental car in Austin

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Top tips for renting a car in Austin

  • Whether travelers seek to explore the city of Austin or attractions like the Austin Zoo or the Colorado River, a rental 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 rental car conveniently at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and be in the city center within 15 minutes. The rental 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 rental 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 rental cars in Austin for $55 or less
  • Book your rental car in Austin at least 4 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Austin are around 32% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Austin are around 62% cheaper than other car types, on average

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