San Antonio car rentals

San Antonio car rentals

Search hundreds of rental car sites at once for car rental deals in San Antonio

San Antonio, TX
Jan 28 — Feb 4
Same drop-off
San Antonio, TX
Fri 1/28
Noon
Fri 2/4
Noon

Search hundreds of rental car sites at once for car rental deals in San Antonio

San Antonio car rental information

Pick-up locationSan Antonio
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Premium, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations78
Airport locations21
Popular agenciesAvis, Budget, Sixt, Fox

Cheap car rentals in San Antonio

Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

San Antonio car rental reviews and directory

From $30/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (206 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio
Alamo
Locations in San Antonio
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentDec 5 2021
Technically ended up with a Nissan Rogue. Solid service and friendly.
10.0 ExcellentAug 9 2021
5 day rental of a med. SUV at 141 dollars, great deal
10.0 ExcellentJun 1 2021
Very friendly staff, pick up and drop off was a breeze. Got a free upgrade because the size of car we reserved was out.
10.0 ExcellentJun 1 2021
Very friendly staff and we ended up with a free upgrade because they didn't have the size of car we reserved. Very convent to pick the car up at the airport. No shuttle needed.
9.2 ExcellentApr 24 2020
The location was still open since my flight arrived late.The car appeared clean upon first glance but something had been spilled in the car and there were biting gnats as a result.
10.0 ExcellentJan 7 2020
Excellent Service
10.0 ExcellentDec 27 2019
Everyone was super friendly. They didn’t try to up sell me, and had a big selection of cars. Will rent with Alamo next time I’m in San Antonio.
10.0 ExcellentDec 16 2019
Loved the car and service was great so I give them 10 stars
10.0 ExcellentDec 11 2019
Everything was perfect. Thank you.
5.2 OkayNov 11 2019
Staff ignored Kayak rate and tried to bill me and additional $100. It wasn't until I almost got the car that they corrected it. Took an additional 20 minutes to do so.
Show more reviews
From $39/dayRated #2
Enterprise
7.8 Good (146 reviews)
30 locations in San Antonio
Enterprise
Locations in San Antonio
  • 7.8
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 28 2021
Friendly staff and easy pickup. Car was new.
10.0 ExcellentAug 4 2021
Everyone at the front desk and at the car area was nice and super helpful, even when we got in late.
8.0 ExcellentJun 1 2021
Friendly and communicative staff.The car smelled like cigarette smoke.
2.0 MediocreMay 24 2021
No pude rentar porque en el listado de licencias la mia no aparecia igual, y es vigentePodrian verificar de una manera mas moderna
8.0 ExcellentApr 23 2021
The car had only 1/2 tank of gas when I picked it up. Unfortunately I didn’t notice until I was down the road - and I bought the fuel service option!
2.0 MediocreMar 22 2021
Would not let me pick it up because I only have temporary drivers license.
8.0 ExcellentDec 20 2020
Process was quick.an increase of $300 just for dropping off at a different airport is a little much don't you think. There was only one minivan for us to pick from when we arrived at our pickup location.
10.0 ExcellentNov 30 2020
I was never able to st up the Bluetooth for my phone. I was told there were some steps involved and that I could go by an enterprise in the town I traveled to which I never found. Its really expected that people have phones now traveling so they should help you with that if there's an issue
2.0 MediocreNov 24 2020
LRD were helpfulI got a truck with dead animal hairs in the interior and blood (yes blood) drenched the bed of the truck.
3.6 MediocreNov 1 2020
Staff seemed lacking in customer service. Kept trying to upsell on everything and did not seem genuine. All of the cars seemed to smell like either wet dog, cigarette smoke, or a combination of both. We ended up with a vehicle that smelled like cigarettes which made us smell like smoke our entire trip. Overall, was not enjoyable.
Show more reviews
From $28/dayRated #3
E-Z Rent-A-Car
7.7 Good (121 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in San Antonio
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 21 2020
Nothing- they had gone bankrupt and no one was thereEverything
9.6 ExcellentOct 22 2019
Everything went well from pickup to drop-off.At SAT Airport, could not find E-Z Rent-A-Car. Called and was directed to Advantage Rent A Car. There were no signs showing where to go.
7.6 GoodSep 9 2019
Car was good and cleanWhen I placed the reservation I reserved the suv like Toyota Rava, they did not have any suvs there when I got there, they gave me an economy car, that’s not what I requested or wanted. I wanted the bigger vehicle so that everyone in my party would not feel tight in the vehicle. I will not use the
6.4 GoodAug 12 2019
That i got a carThey could of given me a car that is more similar to what i asked for
10.0 ExcellentJul 27 2019
Super fast and friendly customer services. Easy return process, will definitely rent a car from here again.
10.0 ExcellentJul 21 2019
employees were so friendly, and the process was simple. The car was clean and smelled nice. The two gentlemen at the counter handled an angry customer very well, never raised their voices, and did all they could to accommodate him, even though he was never happy.Nothing. Everything was great!
9.2 ExcellentJul 8 2019
Everything was a breeze.
10.0 ExcellentMar 27 2019
The staff was very friendly and helpful.
4.4 OkayMar 4 2019
Staff was friendly and quickDOUBLE CHARGE, WILL NOT RENT AGAIN. I rented the car and pre-paid for car rental and insurance. A few days later I was charged with a supplemental insurance, which I supposedly agreed to at the counter. I specifically confirmed that everything was pre-paid and there were no further charges.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 26 2019
It was easy and economical.The full coverage insurance was a little hard to understand because it was by a separate company and paid separately online. But the person at the desk walked me through it. I’d use them again :-)
From $41/dayRated #4
Sixt
7.7 Good (101 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio
Sixt
Locations in San Antonio
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreNov 4 2021
You need to inform online customers, of the airport rules when trying to pick up a vehicle locally. I rented a vehicle and pay for it online went to pick up the vehicle only to find that because I did not have a flight back to the airport I could not rent the vehicle. Why wouldn’t kayak Priceline whoever the hell is selling us tell the people that are renting it and giving you their money upfront that there a certain rules at the airport in terms of rentals.
1.9 HorribleOct 11 2021
Sixt was so awful I had to cancel my reservation even though it meant forfeiting $100. A couple weeks prior to the rental I tried to contact them to modify the reservation. I was dropped from my calls repeatedly. I never was able to talk to an actual person. They downgraded the car without notifying me. I completely lost confidence that they could meet our needs. I went with another rental car company and it was a completely different experience. Don’t rent from Sixt!
1.9 HorribleOct 4 2021
We had to cancel this reservation due to financial situations and they kept $100 of the amount of the rental. We cancelled more than a week before our scheduled pick up. We will NOT be using them again. I’d rather stick with a non start up company that offers free cancellation. What a rip off. Not to mention you cannot get a hold of anyone. I had to send an email to cancel. Which begs the question….what is the $100 for? I had no customer service and had to search to communicate with this company. RIP OFF!!
1.9 HorribleSep 27 2021
They refused refund the money when I canceled my reservation there months ahead of my trip!
7.9 GoodAug 18 2021
Customer service was fantastic.
1.9 HorribleJul 24 2021
Do not recommend. Booked a rental car from Monday to Saturday with 2 baby car seats. Our flight was delayed and we arrived to the Sixt counter at 6:10. The place closed at 6 (literally every other rental company was open). I contact Sixt on Tuesday, only to be informed that I will be obligated to pay the remaining days + the car seats. Do yourselves a favor and use a more reputable company that won't charge you 7 days for an unused rental for being 10 mins late due to a flight delay.
10.0 ExcellentJul 24 2021
we had an issue with the vehicle needing to be serviced, which was resolved quickly. we even got an upgrade for our troubles. One customer service rep (on the phone) didn't sound like he liked his job and wasn't much help when our rental was broken into. we had to stay the night because no-one was around to help with exchanging the vehicle after the break in. we extended the rental no problem but hen we got stuck with a vehicle similar to what we originally rented by some standard that wasn't even close to our original rental. I would have even paid for an upgrade, if we would have been given that option, because the upgrade was just that nice.
8.0 ExcellentJun 7 2021
The staff was extremely helpful and nice, and the pickup and drop off were easy.The only thing that could have been better was that they had the car we wanted. It being a holiday weekend we weren’t able to get it, however they did try to put us in a comparable car.
8.0 ExcellentMay 31 2021
Not sure but seems like I was charged more than what I was originally given for a price. Have not had time to look into actual final charge yet.
10.0 ExcellentMay 25 2021
The guy who helped with the check out was really friendly and helpful
Show more reviews
From $31/dayRated #5
Budget
7.5 Good (109 reviews)
10 locations in San Antonio
Budget
Locations in San Antonio
  • 7.7
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayNov 18 2021
Good value for the new rental however the pick-up experience was a nightmare at the San Antonio airport. They combined Budget, Avis, and Payless into one booth with a line stretching around the building. It was a 1-2 hour wait in line just to pick up a rental, and we already had a confirmed reservation.
8.0 ExcellentNov 16 2021
Service at rental counter was terribly slow, only 2 people were available to a long queue of 10 people waiting in line. BTW it was the only counter with a huge line and we waited for over 25 mns for a very nice representative to very efficiently help us. Either everybody chose Budget or you need to have more people to provide a better service. Next time , we will NOT choose you because of this. I ´d rather pay a little more but have an expedited arrival thank you
6.0 GoodNov 11 2021
The effort to pick up was brutal. I was in line for 45 minutes...the line was very long and only 2 people were working to process the line...once I finally got the paperwork done...the experience improved. The car was easy to find and the return was really easy...but that line filled with exhausted, people on a timed mission was tough. The other rental companies had smaller lines and more workers.
2.0 MediocreOct 30 2021
No car ir backup plan for actually pickup my car, pickup hour and closing hour of rental office was the same in SAT airport, what a disaster Budget rental car agency. Call numerous times that dame night and said everything would be fine to pickup car next day that reservation was on hold for 24hrs, turned out to be a lie. Enterprise turned out helping me with outstanding service and a good car!
10.0 ExcellentOct 26 2021
Pleasant and helpful staff Car was clean and in good condition
3.9 MediocreOct 5 2021
They did not rent to me because my flight reservation did not match with my car rent reservation, I did not advise that when you reserved with them, very but experience!!
10.0 ExcellentAug 9 2021
Quick, easy checkout process. They had the car I reserved. No pushy people trying to force the insurance or prepaid fuel. They did ask the questions but quickly moved on when I said no. Only small complaint was the process of locating the car because it’s outside, up the escalator, then over to the far right. A little hard to see initially. Otherwise it was a smooth process for leaving and returning the car.
10.0 ExcellentMay 30 2021
The staff was very friendly and helpful.
8.0 ExcellentApr 6 2021
Friendly staff at the counter.Damage waiver was not added to rental as requested. Had to go back to add it. Price was higher than what was quoted; agent at counter adjusted the price. Rental did not sync with my account so I couldn’t pull up information on the app.
2.0 MediocreMar 16 2021
Staff did not honor the reservation Generated a problem with my needsHonor the reservation. I recommend Kayak to take action against Budget.
Show more reviews
From $45/dayRated #6
Avis
7.4 Good (133 reviews)
8 locations in San Antonio
Avis
Locations in San Antonio
  • 7.5
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJan 18 2022
the rental was just what I expected there was no storage space if you are traveling but for driving around town it was great!
10.0 ExcellentDec 25 2021
Very easy process and quick.
10.0 ExcellentDec 4 2021
Small group of nice people who were helpful. Car was clean and well maintained. Convenient location. But OMG, prices have skyrocketed!
10.0 ExcellentNov 12 2021
One of the few cars I could find.very pleasant experience and a great price!
10.0 ExcellentNov 8 2021
Shorter line to pick up the car. The woman who checked me out was delightful
2.0 MediocreNov 8 2021
Pick up took over an hour. At times there was only one worker with over 15 people in line. Sometimes it took 20 minutes for one customer. Avis needs to separate those who have reservations from those who do not. Once I got to the car, the brake light wouldn’t turn off. Again this took half an hour as there was only one person working. I should have received compensation for not getting my vehicle when reserved. Instead I was charged a full day extra when I was one and a half hours late. I have NEVER had such horrible service from a rental company and will never use AVIS again.
10.0 ExcellentOct 26 2021
I loved the service, and the princess are affordable.
1.9 HorribleOct 17 2021
The car was comfortable; but dented and scratched up, and marked up. If I want to rent a scratch and dent, I would go to those companies. The staff on pick up was less than friendly. Rude would be more accurate. No one else in the place but him and myself and he was "too busy" to help me or greet me upon entering his business. After a greeting asking me why I was there and my last name, and my answer to him I waited a good 3-4 minutes while he looked at what he was doing and then computer several times, and then finally said (without touching the computer once, meaning to me my reservation was already up on the screen) said, "Oh, yeah, I see you." Then never asked us the usual questions like, do you want to bring the car back with a full tank or have us fill it for you;" never went over the condition of the car with us, and was very direct when talking with us about the rental. He tried to sell us car insurance telling us that if we didn't take his offer to purchase, then if anything happened, we would have to have our insurance card with us to show the authorities. I have NEVER had that in all my or my husbands years of renting. When I asked him if we purchased AVIS' insurance would there be an insurance card in the car? At that comment he ceased trying to push the insurance on us. I have NEVER had anyone be so gruff, other than in post communist states overseas, even then in the past few years renting with them they were far friendlier! I am so sorry this has been our experience! Shame on this man for being so "bothered" by our presence when renting through him for AVIS.
1.9 HorribleSep 29 2021
The line was very long. It was a very long wait. The lady at the service desk seemed oblivious to the long line of people waiting. She acted as if she had all the time in the world and wanted to waste time with small talk that had little to do with accomplishing her tasks. After standing there for what seemed like forever, there about three vehicles to choose from. I wound up leaving the vehicle and using another car rental company, which took about ten minutes until I was driving off the lot. If you don’t have enough vehicles, just say be honest about it so that the customers can go elsewhere before wasting their valuable time.
7.9 GoodSep 24 2021
staff was great, rental was clean and was exactly what I needed.
Show more reviews
From $28/dayRated #7
Advantage
7.1 Good (119 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio
Advantage
Locations in San Antonio
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 12 2019
The pick up and drop off were easy. The staff was friendly and helpful. The car was clean and in good working order.It'd have been nice to have the representative go over the car to personally identify any preexisting scratches or dents on the car. Although they were minor, I had to go back to the representative before driving off from the lot to identify a couple of more scratches to be noted on the contract,
10.0 ExcellentAug 5 2019
Really? Nothing, it was easy, they were really nice and helpful. Could not have asked for better people to help me out!
10.0 ExcellentJul 29 2019
Yes drop was easy Staff was awesome very informative
2.4 MediocreJul 7 2019
The company gave a hard up sell for everything and the guy at the desk was extremely pushy and slow. he also gave us the wrong directions to the car. The $200 deposit was a surprise too. Overall, it was just a bad experience and I wouldn’t recommend advantage to anyone.
10.0 ExcellentJun 21 2019
yesAll good. They are a little hard to find because they are in back of other companies in parking deck but that was not terrible.
6.0 GoodMay 7 2019
Picked up vehicle in El Paso airport. Attendant tried to get me to add numerous add ons. Did not do that as that was a method to renegotiate contract. Tried to convince me the 3rd party insurance was insufficient. Wouldn’t let me use different card for payment when I returned the vehicle.6 months prior, I had no issues of making final payment with difficulty credit card. This time you would think I committed a felony in there eyed when desiring an alternative form of payment for services.
6.0 GoodApr 7 2019
Final price was not as originally quoted.
6.4 GoodFeb 18 2019
I filled the car with gas before my return. They charged me for gas anyway, which is very dishonest. Two days later, they still haven't confirmed that I will be reimbursed.
9.2 ExcellentSep 24 2018
Ease of pickup and dropoff.The bill's added fees. Be up front with the cost!
10.0 ExcellentAug 21 2018
Friendly ServiceThe car i was given was upgraded at no extra charge, it was easy to get to the car pick-up area, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would use them again
Show more reviews
From $30/dayRated #8
Hertz
Most popular
6.8 Good (353 reviews)
10 locations in San Antonio
Hertz
Locations in San Antonio
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 6.7
  • 6.3
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJan 11 2022
Drop off site was closed early and I have not received my deposit back yet
10.0 ExcellentJan 11 2022
Awesome experience, amazing car and even better staff
10.0 ExcellentDec 30 2021
A++ customer service
6.0 GoodNov 11 2021
Grossly overpriced
2.0 MediocreOct 30 2021
You offer a pricenand then in the counter It changed, a lot. Frustrating experience, i will never use kayak again
10.0 ExcellentOct 22 2021
Rental pickup and drop off went smoothly.
1.9 HorribleOct 18 2021
No vehicles available and the staff lacked solutions. AVOID Hertz!!!!!
10.0 ExcellentOct 11 2021
Hertz went above and beyond my customer service expectations. I highly recommend.
3.9 MediocreOct 10 2021
Tried to charge me $400 cleaning fee because of MAYBE 20 dog hairs. I was able to go vacuum instead. They also charged the wrong CC when I dropped off, and said I could call customer service to fix it. Customer service said they couldn’t do anything because the contract was closed. Picking up the rental took a long time, and overall way overpriced for a mediocre vehicle. Vehicle shook when I went over 70. Overall hope I don’t have to use Hertz ever again.
10.0 ExcellentOct 8 2021
Although I’m a Hertz Gold Member I saved several hundred dollars going through a third party to book, I don’t appreciate that when I pick up the vehicle the agent basically belittles my booking preference and insinuates that the insurance I purchased through your company will probably not cover any damages our issues should they arise. I understand stand that he is most likely commissioned to sell insurance and additional features but he needs to up his game. The reservation should clearly indicate that this purchase was made prior and requires no additional coverage in the same manner that the vehicle type and prices are clearly evident.
Show more reviews
From $27/dayRated #9
Fox
Cheapest deal
6.4 Good (160 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio
Fox
Locations in San Antonio
  • 6.5
  • 6.8
  • 6.3
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayJan 17 2022
You paid for a type of car, there weren’t cars available. The insurance was not clear. I ended up paying 45% more than I expected.
10.0 ExcellentJan 15 2022
OUTSTANDING! I had the rental car for a month. No problems with it at all! Staff was super nice! I left my jacket in the trunk of the car. Didn't realize it until the following day! Returned to the rental lot and they had already found it!!
2.0 MediocreJan 5 2022
The little boy at the desk was rude.
6.0 GoodDec 29 2021
I liked the affordable prices, but the service was horrible when i walked up to the booth. There was a person ahead of me waiting to be helped. There was a girl in the booth not even acknowledging that he is there. At least 15 minutes go by and the employee is still not helping the guy in front of me. FINALLY, another employee shows up and helps the guy in front of me. Then as soon as he was done, i was helped next. The first employee sitting in the booth not communicating, should’ve communicated and said that they were short staffed or she was busy and that someone would be with them/us soon. The vehicle was great, but i think the company needs to work on communication.
10.0 ExcellentDec 10 2021
Clarissa was awesome and made turning in the vehicle very easy
8.0 ExcellentDec 6 2021
JUST TO MUCH TIME AT THE PICK UP COUNTER, OTHERWISE EVERYTHING OK
8.0 ExcellentDec 5 2021
They were friendly and helpful
2.0 MediocreDec 1 2021
Poor customer service. When I asked for an extended one day rental, she charged me 2 days until I insisted to see the breakdown price to find out. They are very rude when talking and not helful.
10.0 ExcellentNov 27 2021
The original car I wanted wasn't available but to my "unpleasant surprise" Fox provided with an upgrade. Should I complain about it? I wish they continue making that kind of mistake; go for it, Fox!
6.0 GoodNov 16 2021
The car was dirty and was bigger than what I needed for 2 people
Show more reviews
From $35/dayRated #10
Dollar
7.9 Good (53 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio
Dollar
Locations in San Antonio
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentDec 14 2021
Pick up and return went quickly.
10.0 ExcellentSep 13 2021
Fast, efficient, no hassle!
10.0 ExcellentJul 26 2021
Stephanie our agent at San antonio airport, greeted us with a warm smile and answer all our questions and give her an A+. Thank you , Mrs. Lopez
1.9 HorribleJul 9 2021
I was not permitted to pickup vehicle because l did not possess a credit card instead of debit credit card.
7.9 GoodJun 17 2021
I really liked the vehicle and drive. Only let down I stopped at a restaurant in McAllen to eat and a tiny pebble hit the window and cracked the glass for which we had 2 insurances thankfully. I know this is outside the scope of this review however it was a negative conclusion to a wonderful journey.
2.0 MediocreJun 10 2021
Line to check in was long - over and hour. I didn't get the vehicle I was promised
2.0 MediocreJun 7 2021
My confirmation never made it to Dollar Car rental. No one was able to find it so had to call customer service and even they weren't able to help.
8.0 ExcellentJun 6 2021
The people were knowledgeable and friendlyGetting the car back at Houston was a little confusing cause I couldn’t find the dollar signs. Pulled into the wrong rental places then had to go out and come back in. Nothing serious unless I was hurting for time.
10.0 ExcellentMay 31 2021
SUV was REALLY nice! Drop off was perfect! The employee was super friendly and assisted me in making sure all of my belongings were out.The employee when I picked up at San Antonio International the agent tried to sell me an “upgrade” from a premium SUV to a minivan. Luckily I checked before I left and the “upgrade” would not have been as nice. The employees up top allowed me to switch back the SUV and the rest of the rental was perfect!
6.0 GoodApr 3 2021
drop off was greatvery long line and wait at sales counter where I was told I would have my choice of cars. When I got to garage there where no cars. another long wait then my car finally arrives. I have no choice but to take some japanese scrap metal Nisson. I head to the exit and find another long line and wait. After getting my luggage it took me 2 hours to get a rental car I had reserved weeks in advance and leave the airport. My worst rental car experience in 40 years of travel
Show more reviews
From $30/dayRated #11
Payless
7.3 Good (93 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio
Payless
Locations in San Antonio
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodNov 15 2021
Older car. Back-up camera didn’t work. Couldn’t call airport desk and kept getting a call center who couldn’t answer my question about early drop and said I couldn’t drop early but when I got to airport at 5am I was able to park it and a person was there in the garage who accepted it. Military cut my orders short and I wasn’t able to receive a pro-rated rental.
2.0 MediocreNov 1 2021
Van was dirty and the inside smelled like the van had hauled a bunch of livestock. Very disappointed and embarrassed to carry my family from out of town. Never again
10.0 ExcellentJun 27 2021
Excellent service. Start to finish
10.0 ExcellentMay 13 2021
Really great service.
8.0 ExcellentMay 7 2021
pricethere is only one person in the office to make the contract. had to wait 30 minutos in line
10.0 ExcellentMay 4 2021
Value for rental fee was great. Car was clean and worked great.Dropoff was quick, but could not get attendant's attention to give me a receipt.
4.0 OkayApr 27 2021
Staff was friendly when we got to them, but note that in San Antonio, Payless doesn't have their own staff. They use AVIS staff.The wait to get the vehicle was ridiculous, it was unclear at first that we had to go to the Avis counter because there was NO ONE at the Payless counter.
2.0 MediocreApr 16 2021
Agent at the counter was professional and courteous and was the only person who knew what she was doing.More employees, clear signs indicating where customers can be helped and much less wait. Option to cancel reservation.
2.0 MediocreMar 7 2021
They should not require two photo ID's. I was left without a car.
2.8 MediocreJul 22 2019
I reserved an economically efficient car because I own a truck and wanted to reduce gas mileage. When I picked up my car, they informed me that they didn’t have they type of car I reserved and gave me a truck. I informed them this was the whole reason I had reserved the car, was to save money.
Show more reviews
From $33/dayRated #12
Thrifty
6.8 Good (72 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio
Thrifty
Locations in San Antonio
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreNov 27 2021
They do not take debit cards as advertised. Unfortunately, I hit a deer rendering my vehicle undrivable. We had to put the rental under my husband’s name since I only have a virtual credit card and their system is too old to utilize this newer technology. This resulted in an additional $13 fee per day! The whole situation was stressful enough with the circumstances of my rental and then to be charged additional money on top…Unacceptable! I won’t be using Thrifty again!
10.0 ExcellentSep 13 2021
Friendly and helpful staff at pick up and return. Great price for my car rental. Thanks Thrifty!!
1.9 HorribleJul 19 2021
They charge come an insurance hat I do not request
6.0 GoodJun 13 2021
The employees were incredibly friendly.You had two agents working the counter. It took over an hour and fifteen minutes to check out my car. That’s excessive. Everyone in line ahead of me had a reservation so it’s not like you weren’t expecting the influx of renters at that time.
2.0 MediocreJun 4 2021
It was easy to schedule the reservation online.We weren’t told ahead of time that $200 more would be needed to secure the card. The agent also said the insurance we purchased online would not protect the car. The payment couldn’t be split between cards and only a credit card matching the driver’s license could be used. We weren’t able to get the car after all because we didn’t have the extra $200. So we lost our money and had no vehicle. Terrible and embarrassing experience.
4.0 OkayMay 11 2021
price
8.0 ExcellentMay 11 2021
Prompt service, helpful staff and really efficient and convenient on everything.The quality of the vehicle could have been better. The oil light was on when we recieved the car, and needed changed. The brakes weren't 100% and were grinding a bit toward the end of our trip.
6.0 GoodMay 3 2021
There is not enough staff for check-in. It took about an hour to get the car. Also, the lady who selected the car for me was not friendly. The drop-off was very fast.Have check-in staff to expedite the process.
10.0 ExcellentMay 2 2021
The smooth in and out.No improvements needed.
10.0 ExcellentApr 20 2021
Keep prices as regularAll the experience was great, but hiking the rental prices ($375 for a day) is agresive
Show more reviews
From $90/dayRated #13
National
8 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in San Antonio
National
Locations in San Antonio
  • 10
  • 9.3
  • 8
  • 7.3
  • 8
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayMay 6 2021
quick pickupno one told me where to drop off the car correctly. The signs sucked and I had to call back 3 times, put on hold numerous times. Also it took me 2 days to get a receipt. I and no proof I dropped off the car. I handed they guy the keys and was told they would email a receipt. I called up 3 times and finally was told it was taking awhile since I dropped it off a different place I picked it up that they had to have the place I picked up close the account so I can get the bill. I ended up calling the 800 number again, the drop off place and finally the pick up place to get my bill. Total of 5 phone calls just to get my receipt.
Show more reviews
Sunnycars
2 locations in San Antonio
Sunnycars
Locations in San Antonio
Recent reviews
Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in San Antonio
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in San Antonio
Recent reviews
Easirent
1 location in San Antonio
Easirent
Locations in San Antonio
Recent reviews
Europcar
1 location in San Antonio
Europcar
Locations in San Antonio
Recent reviews
Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in San Antonio
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in San Antonio
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
1 location in San Antonio
keddy by Europcar
Locations in San Antonio
Recent reviews
Rhodium
1 location in San Antonio
Rhodium
Locations in San Antonio
Recent reviews
1669 travelers who rented a car in San Antonio gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car rental locations in or near San Antonio

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$43/day

Good deal

$33/day

When to book a rental car in San Antonio

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

Top tips for renting a car in San Antonio

  • Travelers with flights to San Antonio will be happy to hear that San Antonio Airport’s rental car center is a quick and easy reach from the Arrivals Terminal. The rental car center is found across from Terminal B through the Sky Bridge.
  • San Antonio is undoubtedly a car city so, if you want to make the most out of your time there, it is best to have a car at your disposal. For example, if you plan on catching a Spurs game live at the AT&T Center, you could spend 30 minutes on public transport getting there from downtown or you could drive there in 15 minutes. Chances are your hotel will not be directly downtown, so if you plan on visiting the River Walk or the Alamo, you will probably need a car to get to them.
  • Visitors to San Antonio will be happy to hear that rush hour is not nearly as severe as it is in Dallas or Houston. In general, the morning rush hour is from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., while the afternoon/evening rush hour goes from around 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The main areas to avoid during rush hour are the central parts of the old downtown and I-37 on the way into town in the morning.
  • One of the main struggles new drivers have in San Antonio is navigating the city’s wheel-and-spoke highway system, in which the city’s major roads and highways merge. What drivers will find is that, as the various highways come in closer to the city, they will merge onto the same highway. This can be quite confusing to drivers, but it is easy enough to navigate if you pay close attention and keep your eyes open.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in San Antonio for $33 or less
  • Book your rental car in San Antonio at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in San Antonio are around 39% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in San Antonio are around 9% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in San Antonio