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College Station car rentals from $38/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in College Station with a pick-up date of 6/25 and drop-off date of 7/2. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in College Station

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Economy$38/day
Compact$58/day
Intermediate$39/day
Standard$42/day
Full-size$62/day
Minivan$85/day
Full-size SUV$110/day
Premium SUV$60/day
Standard SUV$45/day
Intermediate SUV$49/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in College Station

  • Rent a car in College Station to get the ultimate freedom to explore the city and its nearby attractions. A short drive can get you to The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum or Research Center. You can also go on a ten-minute drive to Messina Hof Winery, which lies 8 miles from the city center. Alternatively, you can drive to the Museum of American GI in 14 minutes, about 12 miles from the city center. You can also take a short drive to Lake Bryan in 15 minutes or a 30-minute drive to Navasota. Navasota is popular for its unique trinkets and antiques alongside its rich history.
  • Car rentals are a cost-effective means of transport. This is because you would only need to pay for fuel and renting costs. If you hire a cheap rental car, you will save on the hidden costs of public transport. These costs include steep fare hikes during rush hour and luggage fees. In addition, car rentals would save you the money you would spend commuting from your arrival station to your destination. Additionally, you would save time wasted waiting for public transport to leave or delays caused by poor weather conditions.
  • The minimum age requirement to rent a car in College Station is 18. Renters must have valid driver's licenses. Some rental agencies may require you to have held the license for over a year. Some rental agencies may also impose a young driver's daily fee for renters under 25. Renters under 25 may be limited to specific vehicle categories. In addition, some rental agencies also charge an old driver's surcharge fee for renters over 75. There is no maximum age limit for renting a vehicle 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 $59 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 51% cheaper than airport locations on average

FAQs about renting a car in College Station

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in College Station?

    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.

  • What’s the speed limit in College Station?

    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.

  • Where are the best places to park in College Station?

    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.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in College Station?

    On average a rental car in College Station costs $74 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in College Station found in the last 2 weeks is $45.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in College Station?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($38/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($58/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).

  • How much is gas price in College Station?

    The average gas price in College Station is $3.82 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $46 and $61, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in College Station?

    Economy (Nissan Juke or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in College Station.

  • Which car rental companies are at Easterwood Field airport (CLL)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Easterwood Field airport include Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget, Alamo and Avis.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Easterwood Field airport (CLL)?

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

  • How can I find car rentals near me in College Station?

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

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in College Station?

    An Economy car rental in College Station costs $43 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in College Station?

    On average a rental car in College Station costs $516 per week ($74 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in College Station?

    On average a rental car in College Station costs $2,210 per month ($74 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in College Station?

    Most car rental providers in College Station offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in College Station, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in College Station?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 9 car rental agencies in College Station.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in College Station?

    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!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in College Station?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in College Station so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What are the child-seat rules in College Station?

    College Station road rules require children to be secured in appropriate car seats. Children under two should ride in rear-facing seats. Children over two years old should use forward-facing seats with a harness. Children between four and eight should switch to a belt-positioning booster seat.

  • Where can I rent a car in College Station?

    You can rent a cheap car from the 11 rental locations at College Station. Of the 11, 9 are at the Easterwood Field Airport. The airport location is ideal for renters looking for several options and those arriving via the airport. If you are already in the city, you can opt for 4095 State Highway 6 Ste A.  

College Station car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.7

Wonderful

5 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.4

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.2

2 locations in College Station

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Locations in College Station

1 Mckenzie Terminal Blvd

+1 979 260 5490

Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00

4095 State Highway 6 S Ste A

+1 979 695 2942

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
ease in getting rental and return

9.6 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The agent in College Station was very friendly and helpful.

Cons:

I would have much preferred Enterprise having someone at the Lexington airport.

6.0 Okay

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

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.

1 out of 1

Budget

8.6

Very good

13 reviews

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.7

Value for money

8.4

One location in College Station

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Locations in College Station

1 Mckenzie Terminal Blvd, 102d

+1 979 691 4679

Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
The car was very new and freshly cleaned. The agent was very helpful and efficient. We were considering changing our rental times (we reserved the car for only hours and I wanted to extend them to eight hours) but there was not an easy way to do it online without doing a new rental, which likely would have changed the rate, so we didn't bother.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Car was not really clean but the people were great

7.6 Good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Car smelled like smoke !!

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff!

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Na

2.0 Poor

May 2023

KAYAK
I booked a car for 5 people trip. I was given a 2 seater and was forced to upgrade with more payment. Worst experience. The entire trip got delayed. We missed on further timelines.

1 out of 3

Avis

6.9

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

6.6

One location in College Station

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1 Mckenzie Terminal Blvd, 102d

+1 979 846 9007

Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00

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8.8 Very good

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

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.

Cons:

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 Wonderful

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great, quick and efficient pickup. Car was clean and in great shape. Really easy and no downside.

1 out of 1

Hertz

3.0

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

4.0

Comfort

3.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.3

Value for money

3.0

One location in College Station

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2501 S Texas Ave Suite D-100

+1 979 696 2093

Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday09:00 - 15:00

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2.0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. This store was closed and my reservations was not valid.

Cons:

It could have been legit.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

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 Poor

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Worst 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 Poor

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I 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 Okay

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Good daily rate, clean cars, easy drop off.

Cons:

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.

1 out of 2

Alamo

8.7

Very good

7 reviews

One location in College Station

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Locations in College Station

1 Mckenzie Terminal Blvd

+1 979 268 4393

Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00

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7.6 Good

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I 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 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was a premium because that is all they had. We were happy you could accommodate us especially with the hurricane.

1 out of 1

National

7.2

Good

No reviews available

One location in College Station

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Locations in College Station

1 Mckenzie Terminal Blvd

+1 979 268 4393

Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00

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Easirent

3.6

Poor

No reviews available

One location in College Station

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Easterwood Field

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in College Station

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1 Mckenzie Terminal Blvd Ste 102

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One location in College Station

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1 Mckenzie Terminal Blvd Ste 102A, College Station, , USA Texas

+1 914 368 0091

Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00

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39 travelers who rented a car in College Station gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

Car rental locations in or near College Station

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$74/day

Good deal

$59/day

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