Waco car rentals from $35/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Waco with a pick-up date of 4/17 and drop-off date of 4/24. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Waco

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Compact$37/day
Intermediate$35/day
Standard$39/day
Full-size$40/day
Minivan$47/day
Full-size SUV$56/day
Premium$44/day
Passenger van$86/day
Luxury$53/day
Premium SUV$98/day
Intermediate SUV$44/day
Standard SUV$47/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Waco

  • Always fasten your seatbelt when driving cheap car rentals in Waco. When you are with children between the ages of one and seven, request the car rental company to provide a child seat. Alternatively, you can carry your seat and install it in the back seat of cheap car rentals in Waco. If you have children between the ages of eight and fifteen, ensure their seatbelt gets fastened in the back seat.
  • Keep to your right when driving in Waco City. You can only pass to the left when there is a dashed yellow or white line marking the boundary between the lanes. Moreover, watch out for “No Passing Zone” signs along the road to avoid getting a ticket.
  • Waco traffic laws prohibit drivers with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08% and more from operating a car. If the local authorities catch you driving under the influence and you are below the age of 20, you will get a fine of around $316. Furthermore, if you have one prior incident of driving under the influence and are between the age of seventeen to twenty-one, you will have to pay a fine of around $582. The history of deaths caused by drunk driving in Waco is relatively high. If you are a first-time offender, you will be required to install an ignition interlock device on the rental car. In the event that you get arrested, and your license gets suspended, you can pay for the device within fifteen days or opt not to use Waco rental cars during the suspension period.
  • Car rentals in Waco provide you with the flexibility to see all of the attractions in the city that you’re interested in, whether it be the Waco Mammoth National Monument or the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum. If you have your own car, you’ll also have the freedom to explore cities in the surrounding region, including Dallas and Irving. You can even head to sights that are off the beaten path, such as Mother Neff State Park, an area that has many hiking trails and campsites, and is around a 35-45min drive from Waco.
  • Those interested in Waco car rentals always have the choice of picking up their reservation directly from Waco Regional Airport. To do this, simply head to the airport’s car rental center, which is located within the Arrivals Terminal near the baggage claim. As it is within walking distance, you won’t have to worry about taking a taxi or shuttle to get here. There are a few different car rental companies that you can find here, including Avis and Hertz.
  • Waco is a large city with many small and winding streets, particularly along the lakeside. This can make it complicated to navigate if you’re not particularly familiar with the area, so adding a GPS to car rentals in Waco is a convenient way to make driving easier. There tend to be many pedestrians, particularly in the city center, so always keep your eyes open for them to prevent getting in an accident.
  • During rush hour, you’ll find that highways 6, 35, 77, and 84 all have substantial amounts of traffic due to people commuting in and out of the city. If you’re hoping to avoid getting caught in a traffic jam, do your best to not take these roads between 8-9am and 5-6pm. During the winter months, the city often experiences more rain than normal, so make sure to drive cautiously and decrease your speed limit if you’re driving during a storm.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Waco for $53 or less
  • Book your rental car in Waco at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Waco are around 45% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Waco are around 47% cheaper than other car types, on average

Waco car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Waco 
JenniferFeb 2024
It was very simple to get around Waco. There is paid parking near Magnolia Market.
Verified travelerJun 2023
Not familiar enough with location.

FAQs about renting a car in Waco

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

    A compact vehicle is a convenient model to choose for your rental car, as it’ll help you weave through the busy streets of the city, especially roads that are on the more narrow side. Parking can also be limited, and a compact car will allow you to squeeze into tighter spaces.

  • What’s the speed limit in Waco?

    In residential and business areas, expect the speed limit to normally be around 25mph, while roads that are near schools almost always have a speed limit of 20mph. If you’re driving in more remote parts of the city, you may find that the maximum speed limit gets up to 35 or 40mph. On highways, the maximum limit is generally close to 70 or 75mph, but it varies depending on the specific stretch of road that you’re driving on. Highways in this region are known for having police officers that frequently patrol, so always keep your eyes open and follow traffic regulations. Many of the city’s main intersections have traffic cameras as well.

  • Where are the best places to park in Waco?

    In Waco, it is easy to find free parking, whether it is spots on the street or parking garages run by the city. You can park along Austin Ave between Monday and Friday from the hours 8am and 5pm for a 2h period, or there is the City of Waco Free Public Parking Garage that is located on Franklin Ave.

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

    On average a rental car in Waco costs $65 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 Waco found in the last 2 weeks is $42.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Waco?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($35/day), Avis ($37/day) and Budget ($53/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 5174 W Waco Dr 76710 (3 miles from city center).

  • How much is gas price in Waco?

    The average gas price in Waco 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 Waco?

    Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Waco.

  • Which car rental companies are at Waco airport (ACT)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Waco airport include Hertz, Avis and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Waco airport (ACT)?

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

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

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

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Waco?

    A Compact car rental in Waco costs $41 per day, on average.

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

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

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

    A Mini car rental in Waco costs $44 per day, on average.

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

    On average a rental car in Waco costs $454 per week ($65 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Waco costs $1,948 per month ($65 per day).

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

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Waco?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 5 car rental agencies in Waco.

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

    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 Waco?

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

  • What is the shortest route from Waco Regional Airport to Waco city center?

    The shortest route is through Lake Brazos Parkway and Farm-to-Market Road 3051/Steinbeck Bend Drive. It takes about 12 minutes to drive your Waco car rental the 7.8 miles.

  • Can I make a left or right turn at a red light in Waco?

    Yes, you can. You can turn Waco car rentals to the right only if there is no sign prohibiting it. On the other hand, you are only allowed to turn left at a red light if you are leaving a one-way street and joining another. Making a U-turn on a curve, hill, or intersection is restricted, and they attract a fine of around $210 and $153, respectively. Waco is known to have hefty fines for traffic offenses, so always watch out for the signs along the road.

Waco car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

8.1

Very good

44 reviews
Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.8

2 locations in Waco

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Locations in Waco

5174 W Waco Dr

+1 254 754 1869

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

7909 Karl May Drive

+1 254 296 4153

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday11:00 - 15:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:30

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2.0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
I called on the phone and asked very specific questions to rent a car and got there and was told contradicting information

6.0 Okay

Dec 2021

KAYAK
The people at hertz in Waco were awesome! The only problem I had was that I wanted to change my drop off location and the computer system wouldn't let the people at hertz change it. So negative points for computer automation, but great customer service from real people.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and willing to help us, we had a great experience, the drop off staff at Louisiana Ave were extremely helpful

9.6 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

the staff (Tanisha?) was very friendly and personable when i picked up the vehicle. She also waited a few minutes after closing time for us to arrive. When i called and asked if we could return the vehicle to the airport, she was very accommodating and asked about how our visit was with our grandchild. She's a good representative for Hertz!

Cons:

The new location was hard to find as there wasn't a sign at the road or at the entry to the shopping center. A sign is needed at both i and the customer who followed me had a hard time finding the location. I understand this is a new location and perhaps there hasn't been time to install a sign, but it's needed. thanks.

9.6 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was efficient and friendly at both pick up and drop off, which was different locations

Cons:

One way drop fee doubled my price. But it appears competitively priced. Would repeat this rental in the future

8.8 Very good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Spare tire

1 out of 10

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.7

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.9

Value for money

6.9

4 locations in Waco

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Locations in Waco

1601 Jack Kultgen Freeway

+1 254 714 1131

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:30

4401 W Waco Dr

+1 254 776 2050

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

5753 Bagby Ave

+1 254 666 9591

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

7909 Karl May Dr

+1 254 755 8324

Monday09:30 - 18:30
Tuesday09:30 - 18:30
Wednesday09:30 - 18:30
Thursday09:30 - 18:30
Friday09:30 - 18:30
Saturday09:30 - 18:30
Sunday09:30 - 18:30

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9.6 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Interior of car was a little dirty. Dirt/Mud of floor boards.

4.0 Mediocre

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was great on gas

Cons:

Was charged for insurance I never requested and when I returned car, it was even registered in my name ..

7.2 Good

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was great; price was very good

Cons:

Wife waited at rental store for over hour, left store and still didn't get a car until 4 hours past the agreed pickup time. They kept explaining why it happened and would not suggest any ideas for how to fix the problem (e.g., upgrades, discounts, etc,).

9.2 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The SUV was rather small for what we required/asked for.

3.2 Poor

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The upgrade was nice but the entire point of renting a car (weeks in advance)was for better gas mileage.

Cons:

The entire point of booking with Enterprise was to get a car with great gas mileage. Instead I'm given a Tahoe. When picking it up the guy was nice but obviously in a hurry. I booked a small car for one has mileage and 2 because I hate driving bigger vehicles I just wind up with anxiety in small parking lots and traffic. But I get it, that's all they had left and yeah people are busy. When I got home I saw a bag sticking out from behind the driver's seat. When I reached in the pocket not only was it full of trash but I grabbed a used Kleenex...Then I start noticing the hair ties and tubes of chapstick under the backseat cupholder. I left everything there again justifying in my mind that maybe it was someones first day or yeah people get in too big a hurry and miss stuff sometime. I had planned to fill up the vehicle at the gas station by the airport before drop off, only to find out, they didn't carry flex fuel. So by the time I track down the special gas for the huge gas tank on the big vehicle I didn't want and get to the airport I've only got minutes to spare. As a first time renter and first time to this airport location I only saw one parking lot that said returns so I pull in and see all the enterprise spots are taken. Between the big vehicle, small parking lot, looking deadline, and fear of being charged an extra day. I grab the first spot I can so I can go inside and ask the person where I'm supposed to park it. No one was inside. I waited. Finally I of ahead and put the key in the drop box and was going try to call them from the car. As I'm walking out a guy asks if he can help me. He had nothing identififying he was with Enterprise so I just said no. Then he asks if I was returning a car I said yes only for him to blow up at me about where I parked without a chance to explain. He informed me that I did know where this other parking lot was and when I explained I tried to come in to ask him where it was supposed to go because I was trying to return it in time only for him to condesingly inform me that I knew about the 30 minute window. Again first time renter and was never informed of this but just like the parking lot he assured me I knew about. I offered then to go move the car since it was still within the window to try and appease his temper tantrum but was again met with hostility. Is it normal procedure to never be told a total as well? Again first time renter last time with Enterprise. I was willing to overlook a lot and was even pretty happy over all until this bully decided to take out his bad day on me. It took me a full hour to calm my nerves after this incident. I have never been treated this horribly anywhere and will not be back to this location or do business with a company that allows its employees to treat customers in such a manner. Seeing as how no one would tell me a total I have to put 1 star on value as that remains to be seen.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly, fast service. Clean car. Drove like a dream. Easy drop off. Couldn't have been easier or more convenient. Great value as well!

1 out of 3

Avis

6.6

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.2

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Waco

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408 N Valley Mills Dr Ste B-1

+1 254 265 7917

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

7909 Karl May Dr

+1 254 756 1921

Monday09:30 - 18:30
Tuesday09:30 - 18:30
Wednesday09:30 - 18:30
Thursday09:30 - 18:30
Friday09:30 - 18:30
Saturday09:30 - 18:30
Sunday09:30 - 18:30

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6.0 Okay

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car

Cons:

A Clean car

2.0 Poor

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

They never got the car I rented. Had to get one from another company

2.0 Poor

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

hidden fees after prepayed, car was dirty and had dents they noted.

4.4 Mediocre

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Very nice man at desk

Cons:

Car was pretty beat up and smelled funny when I received it

2.8 Poor

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Agent was late for pickup and then after signing the agreement they did not have the full size car I requested so they gave me a midsize. 100 miles into the trip, the maintenance light comes on. Returning the vehicle I wanted to make sure I was not charged for the full size car and so their was an attempt to move it down to a midsize which took 15 minutes as they could not override the computer as I had already driven the vehicle.

2.0 Poor

May 2022

KAYAK
I made a reservation for a 1pm pickup. No one ever contacted me to tell me they close at 1pm. I was very nearly stranded in Waco.

1 out of 3

Budget

6.5

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Waco

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Locations in Waco

408 N Valley Mills Dr Ste B-1

+1 254 265 7920

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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Easirent

3.6

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Waco

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Locations in Waco

Waco Regional Airport

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71 travelers who rented a car in Waco gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.1

Car rental locations in or near Waco

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$65/day

Good deal

$53/day

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