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Harlingen, TX
Jun 17 — Jun 24
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Harlingen, TX
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Harlingen car rental information

Pick-up locationHarlingen
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Pickup truck, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations9
Airport locations8
Popular agenciesDollar, Enterprise, Budget

Cheap car rentals in Harlingen

$50/dayEconomy
$51/dayCompact
$56/dayIntermediate
$57/dayStandard
$66/dayFull-size
$116/dayMinivan
$129/dayPickup truck
$70/dayIntermediate SUV
$70/dayCompact SUV
$86/dayStandard SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Harlingen car rental reviews and directory

From $45/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (39 reviews)
3 locations in Harlingen
Enterprise
Locations in Harlingen
3030 Airport Dr+1 956 430 8643
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday09:00 - 21:00
Sunday09:00 - 21:00
370 N Texas Ave+1 956 565 9900
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 21:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
7800 W Expressway 83+1 956 423 9104
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 21:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 9.3
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodApr 21 2021
Pros: I thought the staff was nice, and the car was available on shot notice after my other rental company canceled a few days prior to my trip.Cons: The car smelled like cigarettes, and it never really went away.
8.0 ExcellentApr 19 2021
Pros: Pickup/drop off right in the airport and very easy.
4.0 OkayApr 14 2021
Cons: No cars ready. Had to wait for over an hour for someone to turn in a car. They overbooked reservations. There were 10 people in same boat with me. Delay Delay Another Delay. They did not say sorry or offer discount.
10.0 ExcellentSep 30 2020
Pros: Everything was just fine.Cons: If the car could fly.
4.8 OkayJul 16 2020
Pros: The staff member was very helpful and friendly.Cons: The vehicle was smaller that what we ordered and it reeked of cigarette smoke. My husband had severe allergies and the smoke caused a serious reaction. It took a bottle of Fabreeze and quite a bit of work to rid the smell for the return trip to the airport. My husband was not able to be in the car for the entire week that we had it.
9.6 ExcellentOct 27 2019
Pros: Staff was very friendly and helpful. They even told me the best places to eat in town.Cons: Communication on the website while booking of exactly what insurance coverage, mileage, etc you were allowed or paying for
10.0 ExcellentApr 1 2019
Pros: The staff in Harlingen was amazing! A cold front came in so it was cold and pouring rain and the agent there went and got the car and pulled it right up close to the building so that I would not have to get wet. I was so very grateful for his extra effort!! 10 Stars!!!Cons: Everything was perfect!
10.0 ExcellentApr 1 2019
Pros: Flight was delayed and arrived after closing time for the rental counter. Agent stayed after hours to help us all get our cars.
10.0 ExcellentJan 27 2019
Pros: Great staff. Helpful about sharing local knowledge about traffic patterns.Cons: Nothing.
10.0 ExcellentJul 5 2017
Dodge Gran Craravan, is more than a mini van.Pros: Everything was great! From Port Isabel Texas to Vancouver Wa. What a beautiful drive, in a well appointed ride. The Gran Caravan was equipped with everything we needed, but the kitchen sink!
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From $76/dayRated #2
National
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Harlingen
National
Locations in Harlingen
3030 Airport Dr+1 844 855 7195
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday09:00 - 21:00
Sunday09:00 - 21:00
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 23 2020
Pros: Yes. Everything very easyCons: Not really
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From $35/dayRated #3
Budget
7.5 Good (19 reviews)
1 location in Harlingen
Budget
Locations in Harlingen
3210 East Grimes Street+1 956 507 4003
Monday09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday09:00 - 21:00
Thursday09:00 - 21:00
Friday09:00 - 21:00
Saturday09:00 - 21:00
Sunday11:00 - 21:00
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
7.6 GoodFeb 4 2020
Pros: Friendly staff. Got lucky with shuttle back to airport - did not have to wait too long. Good value.Cons: The car was very worn for only having 12,000 miles. Lot's of dings and dents, stained seats, chipped windshield. May I was at Rent-a-Wreck? But it ran fine and no issue with how the car operated.
10.0 ExcellentOct 12 2019
Pros: My entire experience was fantastic
2.0 MediocreMay 31 2019
Pros: Nothing.Cons: They decided to change the terms last minute
10.0 ExcellentJun 3 2018
GreatPros: Quick with no hasslesCons: Na
3.2 MediocreMay 22 2018
Honestly that was the worst car rental experience I've encountered!Pros: I liked the vehicle, Black Mitsubishi Outlander Drives niceCons: Filthy on inside Filthy on outside we actually stopped and had to wash the windows as the vehicle had been wiped with a water cloth that left TONS of streaks everywhere that we couldn't see out Had garbage / used kleenex inside car / had used rags stuffed in the doors that someone used for cleaning / sand everywhere The car was 4 miles from airport and they didn't open til 9:00 and we had to be at our plane at 8:30...nearly missed plane BAD EXPERIENCE...WILL NEVER RENT HERE AGAIN!!
4.8 OkayApr 30 2018
Shady RentalCons: The Budget ad clearly said on-airport vehicle pick-up/drop-off. Not true - the location is 2.2 miles off-airport. And it was not open when I had to be at the airport early in the morning. So I left it in the parking lot, and I still do not have a receipt for my expense report that is due today. The desk staff was brusque and rude, with numerous posted signs informing you of all the ways you will be charged extra: any sand in your car = $250 fee - and that is for an airport serving South Padre Island visitors! If tank is not COMPLETELY full, $7.50 a gallon. Smoking in the car = $250. The signs were just obnoxious, unprofessional and immediately set a bad business tone. I will not re-use the Harlingen, TX Budget office.
10.0 ExcellentApr 17 2018
Great airport service.Pros: I was initially disappointed that the rental car place was not at the airport but the shuttle service was great and prompt. I had to return the car at 4 am and they had a convenient process when it's out of normal hours.Cons: Nafa
8.0 ExcellentMar 10 2018
Cons: It’s not at the airport.
6.0 GoodJan 14 2018
Cons: Car was not washed and dirty when we picked it up. This rental fleet seems to purchase their cars from Payne car sales, a local used car dealer. Still had used car plate on front and a temporary plate on the rear. I was afraid of being pulled over because of it.
8.8 ExcellentDec 30 2017
GreatPros: Pick up was fast and car was clean.
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From $34/dayRated #4
Dollar
Most popular
Cheapest deal
7.3 Good (17 reviews)
1 location in Harlingen
Dollar
Locations in Harlingen
Airport Terminal Building+1 866 434 2226
Monday10:00 - 22:30
Tuesday10:00 - 22:30
Wednesday10:00 - 22:30
Thursday10:00 - 22:30
Friday10:00 - 22:30
Sunday09:00 - 21:00
  • 7.4
  • 7.8
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentFeb 8 2021
Pros: Staff in HRL was friendly and helpful
9.2 ExcellentOct 8 2020
Pros: a car was available as requestedCons: add customer service reps during peek hours
8.0 ExcellentOct 7 2020
Cons: I was promised a full-size car and one was not available.
10.0 ExcellentSep 17 2017
Easy process for pick up and drop offPros: Customer service was excellent.
9.6 ExcellentJun 27 2017
Pros: Very comfortable, met our needs. Smooth ride.Cons: We were told it had internet, but rental car agency were not aware internet was locked, it was requesting a password. We were not aware of this until we were on the road. Called car rental agency and they were not aware of this either. Other than that, everything was excellent.
8.0 ExcellentMar 13 2017
Second times a charmPros: Rep was understanding and gave me a different rental when the original was dirty and the tire was missing hub cap.Cons: The original car Toyota carolla was dirty on the inside. As if someone had been eating and left crumbs all over the front. I should've figured when as soon as I saw the car the front driver side tire was missing its hub cap. It was just a black rim.
3.6 MediocreFeb 27 2017
Pros: Nice vehicleCons: I was upgraded but wasn't told about additional charges. Very dissappointed vehicle came out to almost $100.00 a day. That's ridiculous. Very disappointed never going back
8.0 ExcellentFeb 19 2017
Pros: Clean car, just wasn't sure about getting to and from the car lot. Wish they had more customer service to help to your car.Cons: My mom can't walk that far, and we had to walk to the car with our bags. I feel someone should go get the car and bring it to uou. That's what they do at other sirports. Just a little un clear on where to go and how far it is. For me not a big deal, but for my passenger it was a little far to go in the rain.
7.2 GoodFeb 18 2017
Older vehiclePros: Process of getting car was smooth: no wait (it was close to midnight), the lot was not far from the terminal.Cons: The vehicle was a bit older, and had a bit of a funky smell. I also grow weary of the all the "gotchas" connected with renting cars. Pressure to buy special insurance, prepay gas, etc.
10.0 ExcellentOct 15 2016
Great deal!Pros: Cute car, excellent features, including navigation. Very good price.
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From $45/dayRated #5
Hertz
7 Good (15 reviews)
1 location in Harlingen
Hertz
Locations in Harlingen
3030 Airport Drive+1 956 430 8620
Monday10:00 - 22:30
Tuesday10:00 - 22:30
Wednesday10:00 - 22:30
Thursday10:00 - 22:30
Friday10:00 - 22:30
Sunday09:00 - 21:00
  • 6.9
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 6.9
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMay 22 2021
Cons: The person that assisted me was friendly and great! The wait was quite long but everything else was great.
10.0 ExcellentApr 22 2021
Pros: Pick up and drop off was super easy, especially for a one-way rental. Loved the make and model we were given.
2.0 MediocreFeb 18 2021
Pros: NothingCons: We got to the airport. Hertz was closed. No car. We couldn’t get through on th phone. We were stranded. I get Texas is historically bad right now, but a call, or not taking the reservation would have been great
2.0 MediocreOct 4 2017
Awful!Pros: We added a driver. Only needed for 4 days. Had to pay for 11. Was charged 39.00 for tax/fees on 148.00. Total rip off!! Most car rental business charge less!
6.8 GoodJan 20 2017
Did the key dropboxPros: easy to find the box and return the keysCons: It was a long walk with our luggage to the key return place from the car drop off. Still haven't heard back from Hertz about the return being processed.
2.0 MediocreOct 10 2016
N.APros: Nothing
10.0 ExcellentAug 3 2016
Pros: Very helpfulCons: No complaints or suggestions. I did rent a car one way but a week later needed a return vehicle. It would be helpful if such an option existed that was reflected in the cost--closer to returning the car to the same place.
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From $43/dayRated #6
Avis
6.1 Good (8 reviews)
1 location in Harlingen
Avis
Locations in Harlingen
3002 Heritage Way+1 956 430 8690
Monday09:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday09:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday09:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday09:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 22:30
Friday09:00 - 21:00
Saturday10:00 - 22:30
Sunday10:00 - 22:30
  • 6.7
  • 6.5
  • 6.2
  • 6.7
  • 5.7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 3 2021
Pros: Nothing. AwfulCons: You could have given me my car. Instead they gave it away before my arrival
6.0 GoodJan 29 2021
Pros: Staff was super friendly, very helpful and quick with getting me on my wayCons: I rented a midsize car and got a minivan
2.0 MediocreSep 6 2020
Pros: nothingCons: My flight landed at :6:15 pm, and hey were closed at 5 pm?
9.2 ExcellentJan 5 2020
Pros: the staff was fine and the drop off was smooth.Cons: price seemed higher than in some other areas.
10.0 ExcellentDec 20 2019
Pros: Super staff and serviceCons: Perfect
10.0 ExcellentMay 2 2018
Why I'll always use AvisPros: GREAT experience with the Avis team in Harlingen, TX: half an hour after I returned the car, they discovered a rather important key on the floor that had fallen from my pocket. They called immediately to notify me and I was able to get back to the rental desk in time to retrieve it and still make my flight. Can't say enough for the professionalism, courtesy, and diligence of this branch.
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Easirent
1 location in Harlingen
Easirent
Locations in Harlingen
Rio Grande Valley International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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Sunnycars
1 location in Harlingen
Sunnycars
Locations in Harlingen
3030 Airport Drive
Recent reviews
100 travelers who rented a car in Harlingen gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car rental locations in or near Harlingen

Good to know

Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$52/day

Good deal

$40/day

When to book a rental car in Harlingen

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Top tips for renting a car in Harlingen

  • Car rentals in Harlingen ensure you can manage your trip conveniently as you navigate this city. You can utilize your Harlingen car rental to get to nearby sites, such as the Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum that sits around 3.3 miles from the town center. If you travel with friends and workmates, you can drive a bit further to the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge, located approximately 12.6 miles from central Harlingen. You can visit the Freddy Gonzalez Memorial Park Splash Playground in the neighboring Edinburg city, needing you to drive for about 39 miles from Harlingen in your rented vehicle.
  • There are two major airports providing access to Harlingen, the Valley International Airport located around 4 miles away and the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport, approximately 29 miles from the central city. The Valley International Airport has a center for car rentals in Harlingen containing several brands available at the airport, such as Avis, Enterprise, and National. You can reach their counters inside the terminal by taking the escalator to the lower level and finding them across from the Baggage Claim. Additionally, you can also take a shuttle that runs every 15min outside the Baggage Claim area for an approximately 2min ride to the Dollar, Hertz, and Budget renting areas. Besides this, the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport also features a Rental Car Center with different companies, including Enterprise, National, and Avis. You can locate their desks on your left after exiting security. Do note that National and Enterprise service from the same counter.   
  • Harlingen has a comprehensive road network, including interstate highways, freeways, and streets that promote comfortable access to different areas. However, you may choose to add a GPS to your vehicle to maneuver the interconnected pathways without getting lost. You can occasionally come across some jaywalkers, so stay watchful of pedestrians as you drive.
  • Traffic can get busy along the freeways such as Interstate 69E and highways like US 83, causing considerable delays during the rush hour that generally starts around 5pm. The city can get particularly cold during winter with rain and lower temperatures. Nonetheless, the absence of snow enables you to travel with ease whenever you choose to stay in Harlingen.  
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Harlingen for $40 or less
  • Book your rental car in Harlingen at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Harlingen are around 7% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Harlingen are around 49% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Harlingen

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

  • On average a rental car in Harlingen costs $52 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Dollar ($66/day), Budget ($86/day) and Enterprise ($116/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Dollar Airport Terminal Building 78550 (2 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Harlingen is $3.36 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $40 and $54, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Harlingen.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Valley Intl airport include Dollar, Enterprise, Budget, Hertz, Avis and National.

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

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

  • A Economy car rental in Harlingen costs $50 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Harlingen costs $61 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Harlingen costs $49 per day, on average.

  • In Harlingen, cars are most frequently rented at Dollar 500 Amelia Earhart Drive (25 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Harlingen costs $365 per week ($52 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Harlingen costs $1,564 per month ($52 per day).

  • Many Harlingen residents have cars, and the limited parking garages make it ideal to have a small-sized car to move around small spaces with ease. Nevertheless, the well-connected roads make it convenient to drive to and from the city without ground clearance issues.  

  • Most Harlingen streets have a 30mph speed limit. If you drive along roads within urban districts without posted signs, the Texas law provides a universal restriction of around 30mph. When driving in alleys within the urban district, the limit is roughly 15mph. Limitation on the highways outside the urban district is around 60mph, dropping to approximately 55mph at night. This speed limit increases to approximately 70mph when using a highway numbered by state outside the urban district. These highways require you to reduce your speed to about 65mph during nighttime travel.  

  • The standard gas price in Harlingen is approximately $2.39 per gallon. You can get some cheaper rates from the several gas stations around the city, like the FISCA gas station on Tyler Ave. The gas centers along the way to the airports make it convenient to refill your vehicle before the drop-off point but present higher charges.

  • The Valley International Airport's parking area offers a spacious remote lot for a long-term utility that charges around $5 per day with the first 30min free. You can also get a short-term option at the close-in lot with a daily maximum rate of approximately $10.

  • 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!).