McAllen car rentals from $28/day

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Cheap car rentals in McAllen

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Economy$43/day
Compact$28/day
Intermediate$32/day
Standard$28/day
Full-size$28/day
Minivan$37/day
Compact SUV$32/day
Intermediate SUV$32/day
Standard SUV$33/day
Supplier choice$40/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in McAllen

  • Renowned for its tropical breezes, mild winter weather, and colored nature McAllen isn’t a place to miss out on your vacation list. For speedy connection, you can use McAllen International Airport located 2.1 miles and 5 minutes drive to downtown through S 10th ST or Hwy 83/W Business 83/W U.S. Business 83 and Bicentennial Blvd. To the city center, you don’t have to hassle with taxis or shared rides as McAllen car rentals give you unlimited convenience and is located between Expwy 83 &16th Bicentennial Blvd & Main St.
  • McAllen is known for brimming countless opportunities for adventure and fun. For an evening out with friends, Gruene Hall is the place to be. For nature lovers, you can visit Mustang Island, approximately 179 miles away, or 2hr 46min via US-281N. Parque Fundidora is a destination with diverse recreational and sightseeing adventures for trail running and road biking enthusiasts located 146 miles away, around 2hr 40min by car via Libre Monterrey-Reynosa 4D. Depending on your adventure, engine capability needs, and space to carry luggage, cheap car rentals in McAllen spoil you with choices from SUVs, sedans, and luxury compacts to vans.
  • McAllen, Texas, has well-developed pedestrian streets for driving convenience. McAllen-Hildalgo International Bridge is one of the renowned pedestrian zones you should be aware of that is a 15-minute drive from downtown via State Hwy 336 S/S 10th Street and N International Blvd. While driving cheap car rentals in McAllen through downtown, it’s important to consider pedestrian areas and signs along W Expy 83/W Frontage Rd E/US -83 and I-2, approximately 2.3 miles from Central Business District.
  • Your McAllen car rental is a great way to avoid expensive shuttles, rideshares, and the inconvenience of public transportation. Public transportation in McAllen is limited to a few bus routes, making it not the most efficient way to get around the city. Alternatively, car rentals in McAllen is an easy way to get easy access to some of the city’s local attractions, like the International Museum of Art & Science, the McAllen Nature Center, the Old Hidalgo Pumphouse Museum, and the World Birding Center. Furthermore, McAllen is an entrance to Mexico with two international crossings. The Hidalgo Reynosa Bridge links McAllen to Reynosa, Mexico while the Anzalduas Bridge connects the city to west Reynosa, Mexico. If you are planning a trip to other parts of Texas, Houston is a 5h drive away.
  • It’s easy to retrieve your car rental in McAllen from the McAllen Airport. The majority of car rental companies have their counters located directly within the main terminal in the baggage claim area, after retrieving your luggage. Rental cars are parked directly outside the baggage claim area.
  • Some people travel to McAllen to drive to Progresso, Mexico, given its proximity to the border, for shopping or other purposes. In this event, be sure that you are traveling with proper identification (a valid passport for all American travelers) before attempting any border crossings. Also be sure that your car rental company allows border crossings, as some do not, and that your McAllen car rental is booked with the proper international coverage if needed. Local authorities have been cracking down on drivers who are texting while driving, so do the safe thing and book a GPS in your McAllen car rental so you can store your phone out of sight. McAllen is also prone to traffic due to several large trucks passing through the city. Be sure to avoid traveling during the rush hour commutes to skip wasted time.
  • Rush hour in McAllen is from 5-6pm Monday-Friday, with Friday seeing some of the most traffic. If you can save your trip for after 6pm, you could save yourself significant wait time. The area around the McAllen-Hidalgo International Bridge as well as the Anzalduas International Bridge are some of the most congested areas in the region. In general, the climate in McAllen is fair and you won’t need to worry about bad driving conditions caused by weather.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in McAllen for $31 or less
  • Book your rental car in McAllen at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in McAllen are around 10% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Full-size rental cars in McAllen are around 28% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in McAllen

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in McAllen?

    Given the traffic that McAllen tends to experience, we suggest a fuel-efficient economy or compact car to save on gas. Also, an economy car is cheaper to rent, easier to park, and less likely to be in an accident.

  • What’s the speed limit in McAllen?

    Speed limits on Texas urban highways are 70mph. On inner-city streets and alleys, the speed limits are typically 15-30mph. If no speed limit is posted, according to Texas law the speed limit should be 30mph. Speed cameras are not common in the region, but parked motorcycle police officers do frequent the areas to stop speeding drivers.

  • Where are the best places to park in McAllen?

    Parking throughout the McAllen Downtown Parking Services is free as long as it does not exceed 24h. When necessary, parking can be paid for via the ParkMobile app and simply top up as you need to. The McAllen Downtown Parking Garage has covered parking for $1 an hour and $0.50 after that for up to 5h. You can also have a local vendor validate your parking for 1h for free.

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

    On average a rental car in McAllen costs $57 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 McAllen found in the last 2 weeks is $34.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in McAllen?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Dollar ($32/day), Hertz ($32/day) and Thrifty ($34/day).

  • How much is gas price in McAllen?

    The average gas price in McAllen 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 McAllen?

    Full-size (Chevrolet Malibu or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in McAllen.

  • Which car rental companies are at Miller Intl airport (MFE)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Miller Intl airport include Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, Dollar, Payless, Budget, Thrifty, Avis and National.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Miller Intl airport (MFE)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Miller Intl airport to off-airport locations include Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, Dollar, Payless, Budget, Thrifty, Avis, and National.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in McAllen?

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

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in McAllen?

    A Full Size car rental in McAllen costs $49 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in McAllen?

    A Mini car rental in McAllen costs $110 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in McAllen?

    An Intermediate car rental in McAllen costs $42 per day, on average.

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

    On average a rental car in McAllen costs $284 per week ($41 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in McAllen costs $1,215 per month ($41 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in McAllen?

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in McAllen?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 10 car rental agencies in McAllen.

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

    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 McAllen?

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

  • Are there McAllen car rentals downtown?

    Whichever corner of McAllen you would love to explore, there are plenty of car rental agencies downtown. At the rental counter carry your driver’s license, passport, and a debit or credit card. Ensure you have carefully understood the car agency's terms and conditions of operation in instances of cancellation or modifying agreed dates for returning the car.

  • How can I return my car rental to McAllen International Airport?

    If you picked a car at McAllen International Airport proceed, to your car rental counter on Bicentennial Blvd. The agent will check the car for body scratches and mileage used. If the car is not damaged and you have not breached the contract, then you can sign off for cheap car rentals in McAllen by returning the car and handing over the keys.

McAllen car rental reviews and directory

National

9.0

Wonderful

2 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.0

One location in McAllen

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Locations in McAllen

2500 South Bicentennial

+1 844 891 0542

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 21:00
Sunday09:00 - 21:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to pick up and drop off, like prepay gas program. great staff. When I dropped off the valet called me by name. Nice touch

1 out of 1

Budget

8.6

Very good

14 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.3

Value for money

8.6

One location in McAllen

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Locations in McAllen

1701 West Expressway 83

+1 956 686 5394

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 21:00
Sunday11:00 - 19:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Everything was great friendly lady that picked us up from the airport.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Small Budget facility. In and out quickly. The shuttle was quick both ways and close to the airport. Not one of the airport car rental places though.

4.0 Mediocre

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The place was closed and the contact number went unanswered. I had to find a hotel and pick up another vehicle the next day. No where in the booking process was I advised that they closed at 9PM.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great customer service, able to accommodate when needed without a question.

Cons:

Everything was fine, car could be a little newer but it worked for what I needed.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

They didn't have any cars when I goth there, so the whole point of making a reservation.. Don't rent here

2.0 Poor

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Because of some new policy they just instated I was forced to take a $350 Uber ride 4hrs because my Business Card did not have my name on it and they couldn't verify I worked for the company that made the reservation. What a joke, I was wearing a damn company shirt with 9k worth of product with the company logo plastered all over 60 boxes. I will advise my company (who rents 4-6 vehicles every weekend) to rent elsewhere.

1 out of 4

Payless

8.6

Very good

24 reviews

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

8.3

One location in McAllen

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2500 S. Bicentennial Blvd

+1 956 992 0922

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 21:00
Sunday09:00 - 21:00

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7.9 Good

Jun 2021

KAYAK
On our travel day we were notified our reservation would likely not be honored and we were on a waitlist. Other companies had no cars available, so the situation seemed dire. When we arrived, the staff was understanding and, fortunately, our reservation was honored, but with a different category vehicle - no biggie. Avis and Payless are one company, and it seemed that the Payless cars are “retired” Avis cars, since the car’s interior was a bit worn and torn. Staff was great!

8.0 Very good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

super easy and friendly staff

Cons:

I think I could have got it cheaper just walking up to the desk

8.0 Very good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The pick up and drop off was very smooth.

Cons:

The light to the menu for music, maps, phone, media etc Burned out when I was still 6 1/2 hours away from home. Without a light I had no back up camera nor could I see who was calling unless I took my eyes off the road and looked at my phone. I did not know where the Spotify was playing or iTunes unless I looked at my phone and I had to find my own way home from San Antonio by looking at my phone because I couldn’t look at the car screen

8.0 Very good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

From the counter greeting till the turn in personnel was courteous & helpful. Car was clean & economical.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very friendly, efficient everything was fast! I have no complaint! So happy I will definitely use this services again

Cons:

There isn’t anything that I could add I think the services very good!

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast easy

Cons:

More availability

1 out of 5

Avis

7.7

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.3

Value for money

7.2

One location in McAllen

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2500 South Bicentennial Blvd

+1 956 687 9597

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 21:00
Sunday09:00 - 21:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
God

8.4 Very good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff and quick pick up and drop off

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great service! I would definitely use kayak for further bookings!!

Cons:

I didn't like from Avis that they wanted to charge the fuil amount again when i returned the car, they did charge my card as soon as the first day i got the car. The employee was distracted and wasn't ideal to be working at a costumer service counter.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything ready, and the transaction was quick with no hassel. The car was cleaned and ready with a full tank.

Cons:

All good

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Customed Service

4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2023

KAYAK
the agent was rude for customers service.

1 out of 4

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.2

Most popular

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

7.0

2 locations in McAllen

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2500 South Bicentennial

+1 956 686 9089

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 21:00
Sunday09:00 - 21:00

4717 10th Street North

+1 956 682 6112

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 21:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff, car gas tank "Full" and excellent drive on car

Cons:

Glitter was on back seat carpet

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, convenient service (car pick up and drop off), nice car at a great price. Highly recommend.

Cons:

Nothing.

5.6 Fair

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup and drop off was good. Staff kept trying to up sale the insurance. Even after I declined he wouldn't let it go. Had another option been nearby I would have declined their service.

Cons:

The vehicle smelled like mildew.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Enterprise could not find the reservation. We had to rent a car on our own. Enterprise was fine. Kayak was not

7.6 Good

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was great!!

Cons:

I was a bit confused on the exact time I had to return the vehicle. I was told at 11pm then 1pm next day. just confusing that is all.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

That if they actually had a CAR available - got all the way there and was told "No Car".. :(

1 out of 4

Dollar

7.0

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.0

One location in McAllen

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2500 S Bicentennial Blvd

+1 866 434 2226

Monday10:00 - 21:30
Tuesday10:00 - 21:30
Wednesday10:00 - 21:30
Thursday10:00 - 21:30
Friday10:00 - 21:30
Saturday10:00 - 21:30
Sunday10:00 - 21:30

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2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They didn't have a car ready for me. I waited a hour then went to another vendor.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They charge a hidden fee

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was super and cheerful

9.6 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was super friendly and very helpful

Cons:

Double check the fuel left by previous customer. Tank was short of full.

9.2 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenience

Cons:

Return process was not seamless.

9.6 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

You need to walk all the way to the end to see the sign, don’t just peek down the hall

1 out of 6

Thrifty

5.9

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.8

Value for money

6.3

One location in McAllen

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2500 S Bicentennial Blvd

+1 877 283 0898

Monday10:00 - 21:30
Tuesday10:00 - 21:30
Wednesday10:00 - 21:30
Thursday10:00 - 21:30
Friday10:00 - 21:30
Saturday10:00 - 21:30
Sunday10:00 - 21:30

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The nicest treatment, super polite and helpful

Cons:

keep up the good work

8.0 Very good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great. Easy process and my name was on their list which prepared the staff for my arrival.

Cons:

Walking to and from the spot to pick up and drop off wasn't so great. Especially, if you're a female with heels and bags. Valet would be great. Pick up / Drop Off car would also be recommended in advance.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent service. Best price on rentals at this airport.

8.8 Very good

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Needed a car to get me from the hotel to my place for business and grab a bite for dinner. That's it. Car did what I needed it to do.

Cons:

Not used to driving such a small car. Felt like a gocart.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast service

Cons:

N/A

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Vehicle had alot of upgrades.

Cons:

Nothing to report.

1 out of 5

Hertz

5.8

Cleanliness

5.6

Comfort

5.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.6

Value for money

5.6

One location in McAllen

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2500 S. Bicentennial Blvd

+1 956 664 2660

Monday10:00 - 21:30
Tuesday10:00 - 21:30
Wednesday10:00 - 21:30
Thursday10:00 - 21:30
Friday10:00 - 21:30
Saturday10:00 - 21:30
Sunday10:00 - 21:30

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4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Over-charged. Declined liability insurance and was charged for it anyway.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Picked it up and drove away.

Cons:

Nothing wrong here

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

H

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was overall one of the best rental car experiences I've had. The people at Hertz were kind and helpful. The car itself was luxurious and top of the line. I especially love the doors that open with a click of a button. I super enjoyed renting this car and renting from Hertz

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast and friendly service

2.0 Poor

Jul 2023

KAYAK
How do you all allow affirm if they don’t allow you to rent with that? I waited 2 hours for the lady to tell me no were going to have to charge you a different way because we don’t allow that.

1 out of 5

Easirent

3.6

Poor

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One location in McAllen

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McAllen Miller International Airport

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Sunnycars

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One location in McAllen

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2500 S.Bicentennial Boulevard

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159 travelers who rented a car in McAllen gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.7

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Most popular agency

Turo

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

$57/day

Good deal

$43/day

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