McAllen car rentals

McAllen car rentals

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McAllen, TX
Dec 1 — Dec 8
Same drop-off
McAllen, TX
Wed 12/1
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Wed 12/8
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McAllen car rental information

Pick-up locationMcAllen
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations11
Airport locations10
Popular agenciesDollar, Hertz, Avis, Payless

Cheap car rentals in McAllen

Economy$50/day
Compact$50/day
Intermediate$62/day
Standard$58/day
Full-size$57/day
Supplier choice$54/day
Standard SUV$59/day
Intermediate SUV$65/day
Compact SUV$65/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

McAllen car rental reviews and directory

From $83/dayRated #1
National
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in McAllen
National
Locations in McAllen
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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10.0 ExcellentOct 22 2016
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
From $73/dayRated #2
Avis
8.7 Excellent (12 reviews)
1 location in McAllen
Avis
Locations in McAllen
  • 9.6
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 9.3
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 17 2021
I had a very great travel and the attendants at both ends picking up and returning were very courteous and polite.
10.0 ExcellentAug 30 2021
Easy and fast customer service. Friendly representatives.
8.4 ExcellentOct 21 2019
Friendly staff and quick pick up and drop offNothing
10.0 ExcellentMay 31 2017
Kayak made it easierGreat service! I would definitely use kayak for further bookings!!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 ExcellentMay 17 2017
ExcellentEverything ready, and the transaction was quick with no hassel. The car was cleaned and ready with a full tank.All good
10.0 ExcellentNov 23 2016
Customed Service
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From $35/dayRated #3
Payless
8.5 Excellent (20 reviews)
1 location in McAllen
Payless
Locations in McAllen
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.9
  • 8
Recent reviews
7.9 GoodJun 24 2021
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 ExcellentJun 6 2021
vehicle type. Counter service?
8.0 ExcellentMay 23 2021
super easy and friendly staffI think I could have got it cheaper just walking up to the desk
8.0 ExcellentSep 27 2020
The pick up and drop off was very smooth.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 ExcellentSep 21 2020
From the counter greeting till the turn in personnel was courteous & helpful. Car was clean & economical.
10.0 ExcellentAug 24 2020
The staff was very friendly, efficient everything was fast! I have no complaint! So happy I will definitely use this services againThere isn’t anything that I could add I think the services very good!
10.0 ExcellentFeb 3 2020
Fast easyMore availability
10.0 ExcellentJun 24 2019
Every aspect of rental was easy- check in, drop off, and inspection of car.
8.4 ExcellentApr 1 2019
Very fast pick upI was asked if I want to pay the gas refill up front. I ended up only using 1 gallon of gas and maybe 10 miles on the car. I feel Iike I should not have been charged for a whole tank of gas.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 6 2019
Nothing
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From $30/dayRated #4
Thrifty
Most popular
8.3 Excellent (22 reviews)
1 location in McAllen
Thrifty
Locations in McAllen
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 7.9
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 8 2021
If they had mention that there was no cars also that there was going to be a credit Chek
10.0 ExcellentMay 11 2021
The nicest treatment, super polite and helpfulkeep up the good work
8.0 ExcellentOct 17 2019
Staff was great. Easy process and my name was on their list which prepared the staff for my arrival.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 ExcellentFeb 26 2018
ExcellentExcellent service. Best price on rentals at this airport.
8.8 ExcellentJan 13 2018
Just want I needed.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.Not used to driving such a small car. Felt like a gocart.
10.0 ExcellentDec 28 2017
Fast serviceN/A
10.0 ExcellentDec 23 2017
Stress FreeVehicle had alot of upgrades.Nothing to report.
8.4 ExcellentMar 10 2017
A Walk Too FarFor a person in less than good health, it's a longish uphill slog in 90 degree heat from the parking area to the terminal and counter. There's no clear loading/unloading area for rental car dropoff.
2.0 MediocreJan 18 2017
There was no car available when I arrived.
6.4 GoodDec 31 2016
Lots of surprises for a first time renter!It would be very helpful to explain upfront in obvious language that there is a credit check and a corresponding deposit hold on the card used. Not being aware of this caused me to have $350 less of a budget to use on my trip. It could have been devastating in a different situation. I was lucky to have made due with the remaining funds I had.
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From $44/dayRated #5
Enterprise
7.9 Good (22 reviews)
2 locations in McAllen
Enterprise
Locations in McAllen
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentFeb 17 2020
Great staff, car gas tank "Full" and excellent drive on carGlitter was on back seat carpet
10.0 ExcellentDec 7 2019
Friendly staff, convenient service (car pick up and drop off), nice car at a great price. Highly recommend.Nothing.
5.6 OkayOct 31 2019
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.The vehicle smelled like mildew.
2.0 MediocreSep 30 2019
Enterprise could not find the reservation. We had to rent a car on our own. Enterprise was fine. Kayak was not
7.6 GoodSep 3 2019
Everything was great!!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 MediocreJun 17 2019
That if they actually had a CAR available - got all the way there and was told "No Car".. :(
2.0 MediocreMay 10 2019
No they DEMANDED I produce a passport as I am using a UK drivers license however Avis then matched the price with no problems .Enterprise to re examine its policies with foreign documentation.
8.4 ExcellentJan 15 2019
FaultlessIt was quick, efficient very helpful transition.
8.8 ExcellentApr 6 2017
Car was not ready at time of my reservation. But the upgrade was worthI loved the car. The service was ok.I had to visit the location twice because they didnt have a car ready for me at the time of my reservation.
10.0 ExcellentMar 6 2017
Everything thanks
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From $9/dayRated #6
Hertz
7.6 Good (19 reviews)
1 location in McAllen
Hertz
Locations in McAllen
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
3.9 MediocreSep 27 2021
I didn’t get the vehicle I reserved.
10.0 ExcellentSep 8 2021
Everything was great!
1.9 HorribleJul 13 2021
My flight was delayed and when I got to the counter at the airport at 7 pm on a weekday- they were closed. Left me stranded. Never use Hertz again
10.0 ExcellentMar 21 2018
Easiest car rentalPicked it up and drove away.Nothing wrong here
10.0 ExcellentOct 3 2017
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10.0 ExcellentJul 22 2017
Now I want to buy a PacificaThe 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 ExcellentJun 20 2016
Fast and friendly service
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From $31/dayRated #7
Dollar
7.3 Good (25 reviews)
1 location in McAllen
Dollar
Locations in McAllen
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodJun 21 2021
Staff was great at pick up. Vehicle was small an uncomfortable. Biggest problem is they are trying to bill me for more than 2x the rate I was quoted. I booked through Kayak, reservation confirmation came from Priceline, price was honored when I picked up the car and now they are trying to gouge me for a much higher fee. Seems super shady to me. I'm currently disputing the charge and they say it needs to be reviewed and will take 5-7 days. I'm very irritated about it. I only had the car 4 days and they are trying to charge more than $1200.Would have been satisfaction if they would honor the rate quoted.
2.0 MediocreMay 29 2021
They didn't have a car ready for me. I waited a hour then went to another vendor.
2.0 MediocreFeb 12 2021
They charge a hidden fee
10.0 ExcellentFeb 17 2020
Staff was super and cheerful
9.6 ExcellentFeb 17 2020
Staff was super friendly and very helpfulDouble check the fuel left by previous customer. Tank was short of full.
9.2 ExcellentJul 19 2019
ConvenienceReturn process was not seamless.
9.6 ExcellentOct 22 2018
Great experience but hard to seeYou need to walk all the way to the end to see the sign, don’t just peek down the hall
9.6 ExcellentJun 13 2017
Very helpfulThe staff were attentive, helpful and accommodating.Nothing really.
9.6 ExcellentApr 10 2017
Best customer servixeThe staff was very friendly and had the best customer service. I will definitely be renting with them again when I return in 2 weeks.
2.0 MediocreApr 5 2017
Ivan great customer serviceThe other lady at the reception forgot her name she really tears people very bad ... not customer service at all and rude .. Will never come. Back because of her
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From $3/dayRated #8
Budget
Cheapest deal
5.4 Okay (12 reviews)
1 location in McAllen
Budget
Locations in McAllen
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  • 5.8
  • 5.5
  • 5.3
  • 4.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 17 2018
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 OkayMay 9 2018
Unable to finishNothingThe 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 ExcellentApr 17 2017
Well receivedGreat customer service, able to accommodate when needed without a question.Everything was fine, car could be a little newer but it worked for what I needed.
2.0 MediocreJul 30 2016
HorribleThey didn't have any cars when I goth there, so the whole point of making a reservation.. Don't rent here
2.0 MediocreJul 25 2016
Rent elsewhereNothingBecause 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.
8.4 ExcellentJun 30 2016
Satisfied...Vehicle was New.Na
7.2 GoodJun 24 2016
Unlimited Mileage not respected.The car itself was very good, clean and comfortable.When I picked up the car rental, I was informed that I had to pay and additional fee for unlimited mileage. When I placed my reservation, it stated unlimited mileage. I was told that it was unlimited only in the 3 local counties. Never saw any disclaimers or fine print regarding that. Very disappointed.
2.0 MediocreFeb 29 2016
Don't bother,Just rent from the airport...So I made a reservation and it was confirmed for pick up. I get dropped off at the trailer home/office right off the highway and my ride leaves me. When I get inside, I give my last name and reservation number, they said 'sorry sir, we don't have your van'. I was utterly so upset, I was speechless. They just didn't have it and could not give me a replacement. To top it all off, they couldn't drop me off back at work, and offered to call me a cab. The workers were fine, I guess it's the owner of that store who doesn't give a s**t...
5.0 OkayFeb 28 2016
Budget , did not have the car I paid for and gave me a smaller car at the same price , need help to fix this , should get a refund . Terry Davis 713-202-050
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Easirent
1 location in McAllen
Easirent
Locations in McAllen
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Sunnycars
1 location in McAllen
Sunnycars
Locations in McAllen
Recent reviews
133 travelers who rented a car in McAllen gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car rental locations in or near McAllen

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$37/day

Good deal

$23/day

When to book a rental car in McAllen

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

Car rental insurance in McAllen

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some McAllen car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in McAllen.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your McAllen car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in McAllen

  • 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 $23 or less
  • Book your rental car in McAllen at least 6 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in McAllen are around 16% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in McAllen