College Station car rentals

College Station car rentals

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College Station, TX
Sep 28 — Oct 5
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College Station, TX
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College Station car rental information

Pick-up locationCollege Station
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Pickup truck, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations10
Airport locations8
Popular agenciesHertz, Enterprise, Avis

Cheap car rentals in College Station

Economy$66/day
Compact$66/day
Intermediate$67/day
Standard$68/day
Full-size$68/day
Minivan$125/day
Full-size SUV$139/day
Pickup truck$150/day
Intermediate SUV$82/day
Standard SUV$128/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

College Station car rental reviews and directory

From $27/dayRated #1
Budget
Cheapest deal
Best rated
9.7 Excellent (8 reviews)
1 location in College Station
Budget
Locations in College Station
  • 9
  • 9.5
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 26 2021
Car was not really clean but the people were great
7.6 GoodAug 13 2020
Car smelled like smoke !!
10.0 ExcellentAug 9 2019
Friendly staff!
10.0 ExcellentFeb 22 2019
Na
From $29/dayRated #2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (3 reviews)
2 locations in College Station
Enterprise
Locations in College Station
  • 8
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8
Recent reviews
9.6 ExcellentOct 17 2020
The agent in College Station was very friendly and helpful.I would have much preferred Enterprise having someone at the Lexington airport.
6.0 GoodApr 10 2017
After making a reservation through Kayak, I went to the Enterprise site directly and got my 2 day car rental for $12 less than through Kayak.
From $29/dayRated #3
Avis
8.1 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in College Station
Avis
Locations in College Station
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 7.6
  • 8.4
  • 8
Recent reviews
8.8 ExcellentJul 22 2020
The staff was friendly when I arrived. However, I could not reached to them via phone when I needed to ask a question. They just do not respond to the phone.I was supposed to pay 32.59 as a total charge at the dropp off. However, the dropoff clerk charged me $42.60 despite the fact that the tank was full. When I talked to her, she said she has done it by mistake and the money will be returned back to me. I still could not get my money back.
10.0 ExcellentDec 13 2018
Super Satisfied!Staff was great, quick and efficient pickup. Car was clean and in great shape. Really easy and no downside.
From $28/dayRated #4
Alamo
7.8 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in College Station
Alamo
Locations in College Station
  • 8.2
  • 7.7
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
7.6 GoodJan 17 2018
No Alamo signsI had to stop and ask an employee where to park because there were not any Alamo signs in the parking lot. I was informed that Alamo was part of the Enterprise/National family of companies. My recommendation is to have signs of all three companies over the parking spots in the return lot at the College Station airport.
10.0 ExcellentSep 1 2017
The car was a premium because that is all they had. We were happy you could accommodate us especially with the hurricane.
From $30/dayRated #5
Hertz
Most popular
5.9 Okay (16 reviews)
2 locations in College Station
Hertz
Locations in College Station
  • 6.7
  • 5.6
  • 5.7
  • 6.1
  • 5.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreFeb 20 2021
Nothing. This store was closed and my reservations was not valid.It could have been legit.
2.0 MediocreJan 9 2018
I was not able to get a car because I was told I got there late. But the reservation was paid in advance. Then, they try to get me in a more expensive car.
2.0 MediocreDec 28 2017
TerribleWorst customer service i have ever received. Associates were rude, unwilling to cooperate, and disrespectful. I will never be using this company or this location again.
3.6 MediocreOct 22 2017
Worst officeI have now been in this Hertz office three times. This is the slowest most unhelpful rental car office I've ever been in. It is busy, but mostly because it backs up with only two very slow people working there. Very frustrating dealing with the people in this office. Don't even try to call, you'll get put on indefinite hold or they won't answer at all.
6.8 GoodOct 19 2017
Good and BadGood daily rate, clean cars, easy drop off.This place is very busy. Expect a few people in front of you, don't expect the phones to be answered, and don't expect to get the car you reserved. Specifically asked when I picked the car up if I could extend my rental if my car wasn't ready at the shop. They said yes, as long as it was within 12 hours. I called 24 hours beforehand and they wanted to charge me a fee for changing my reservation! I was very put off that this fee wasn't mentioned when I asked about this specific situation. Also, felt very pressured to buy their insurance, which I didn't appreciate. Said multiple times I was covered both by my regular insurance as well as my credit card, but they kept asking about it.
8.0 ExcellentAug 7 2017
fine rentalService, and vehicle was fine.having to just drop off when the place was closed. would have preferred to switch to debit card, but no one was there, so left payment on credit card.
10.0 ExcellentMay 17 2017
Awesome experience!Everything went smoothly! No pushing for car category upgrade, insurance coverage upgrade, etc... Right to the point and super fast! I would highly recommend Hertz at College Station!
6.8 GoodOct 6 2016
car quality was not gooda warning light went on and off twice whIle i was driving, the ignition struggled to turn once, and there was no cruise control. I understand it's a small car, but it wasn't comfortable to drive.
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Easirent
1 location in College Station
Easirent
Locations in College Station
Recent reviews
From $36/day
National
1 location in College Station
National
Locations in College Station
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in College Station
Sunnycars
Locations in College Station
Recent reviews
39 travelers who rented a car in College Station gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car rental locations in or near College Station

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$39/day

Good deal

$29/day

When to book a rental car in College Station

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in College Station

  • As a college town, College Station has a good amount of entertainment, and to get the most out of your visit, you’ll want to secure a rental vehicle. With a car rental in College Station, you’re putting the greater surrounding area within reach. Hop in your vehicle and take a day trip to Houston, which sits southeast of College Station. Alternatively, a vehicle grants you access to the beaches in Galveston and parks like the Sam Houston National Forest. When you visit these locations—city, beach, or forest—you’ll likely want to bring along gear, and having a rental car means you’ve got ample space and won’t have to lug it around with you while you’re exploring.
  • There are a number of places from which you can grab your College Station car rental. For example, along S. Texas Av. you’ll find a Hertz, and on State Highway 6 S you’ll find an Enterprise. You can also grab your vehicle from College Station Easterwood Field Airport (CLL) where there are several brand-name rental options, including Budget, Alamo, Avis, and National, to name a few. To get to the help desks, head to the lower level of the terminal toward the baggage claim—you’ll find desks directly in front of you as you walk toward the building’s exit.
  • College Station is a college town, so while driving here you’ll want to keep an eye out for students crossing the streets in areas where there are a number of bars, restaurants, and cafés. You may discover that some students choose to commute via bicycle so, when you pick up your vehicle, take a moment to identify any blind spots, then ensure you’re aware of them as you’re navigating the city.
  • A large majority of the working population travels to work via car. To avoid increased commute times, you’ll want to avoid the hours directly before and after the traditional workday. Typically, College Station rush hour traffic lasts from about 7am to about 8:30am, then again from 4:30pm until about 6:30pm.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in College Station for $29 or less
  • Book your rental car in College Station at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in College Station are around 35% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in College Station are around 56% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in College Station

  • Some car rental companies in College Station which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Budget and Enterprise

  • On average a rental car in College Station costs $39 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise ($79/day), Avis ($82/day) and Hertz ($128/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 2501 S Texas Ave Suite D-100 77840 (2 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in College Station is $3.52 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Ford Explorer or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in College Station.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Easterwood Field airport include Hertz, Budget, Enterprise, Avis, Alamo and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Easterwood Field airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Budget, Enterprise, Avis, Alamo, and National.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Standard car rental in College Station costs $27 per day, on average.

  • A Premium car rental in College Station costs $42 per day, on average.

  • A Supplier choice car rental in College Station costs $44 per day, on average.

  • In College Station, cars are most frequently rented at Budget 1 Mckenzie Terminal Blvd, 102d (3 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in College Station costs $270 per week ($39 per day).

  • On average a rental car in College Station costs $1,158 per month ($39 per day).

  • For your car rental in College Station, grab a sedan or SUV. With ample parking throughout the city, you won’t need to worry about finding a spot. These vehicles are also suitable in the event that your visit to the area includes a day trip to one of the nearby cities or national parks—the highways in Texas often expose drivers to wide-open spaces, which means little protection from wind gusts. A larger vehicle will provide you with additional stability on these roadways.

  • The speed limits in and around College Station are posted in accordance with limits set throughout Texas. On major freeways around the area, you can expect limits to be around 70mph. In commercial business areas, the limits may be around 35mph to 45mph. Typically, in residential areas, you will find speed limits posted around 30mph.

  • Gas prices in College Station will range from just over $2 per gallon to roughly $2.50 per gallon. If you’ve opted for a larger vehicle, like a full-sized sedan or SUV, then you’ll find that it can take between about $38 and $65 to fill the gas tank. For smaller vehicles, like economy or compact cars, the cost to fill the gas tank could range between about $37 and $45. A good place for cheaper gas is H-E-B Fuel, located on Wellborn Rd. near Harvey Mitchell Parkway S. 

  • There are ample choices for parking in College Station. While there are some locations where parking is free to whoever can snag the parking spot, these free locations are in short supply. For pay-to-park spots, you can expect parking to typically cost around $1 per hour. A good spot to park near Reed Arena is at the West Campus Garage, located on John Kimbrough Blvd.

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).