Car rental at Houston Hobby Airport

Car rental at Houston Hobby Airport

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Houston, TX - Hobby
Aug 18 — Aug 25
Same drop-off
Houston, TX - Hobby
Thu 8/18
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Thu 8/25
Noon

Cheap car rentals in Houston Hobby Airport

Economy$39/day
Compact$49/day
Intermediate$50/day
Standard$48/day
Full-size$48/day
Minivan$73/day
Full-size SUV$58/day
Premium$60/day
Pickup truck$63/day
Intermediate SUV$45/day
Supplier choice$46/day
Standard SUV$49/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Houston Hobby Airport car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (143 reviews)
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
Alamo
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
7.9 GoodJul 11 2021
Good cars, however, price online and after returning the car is higher. Some taxes are not state online
8.0 ExcellentApr 27 2021
No Issues
8.0 ExcellentMar 11 2021
Staff was friendly and helpful.
2.0 MediocreDec 8 2020
NoSuv needed a tune up
6.0 GoodNov 25 2020
Easy check inThey charged me for gas even though I filled up prior to returning
4.0 OkayOct 26 2020
I rented a BMW X-3, I was given a very small Cadillac SUV. It fit 2 bags, there were four adults. we rode with bags on our laps.
4.8 OkaySep 6 2020
Bussiness hours are not right. First flight at hobby airport is at 6am , so if they open at 5, I have to check the bags, go thru the check point and then walk to the gate. I almost lost my flight.Move back the operating hours to 4am. Thats my suggestion.
10.0 ExcellentAug 13 2020
Fairly efficient reservation thru to vehicle return.Window washer fluid was relatively empty. I had to fill it myself.
10.0 ExcellentAug 10 2020
Your survey website is very bad. Does not take my responses
10.0 ExcellentAug 10 2020
Friendly fast service - didn't have the Ford Expedition but they got us into a Chrvy Tahoe instead. No issues.No complaints.
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Rated #2
Dollar
6.8 Good (155 reviews)
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
Dollar
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 6.6
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 1 2022
Ran out of vehicles and had get van instead of requested car. The van was dirty and was pretty rough.
2.0 MediocreMay 29 2022
Pickup took an hour waiting in line. Took 5 days from dropoff to get my receipt (needed for expense report). Dropped off a day early and they still charged me full price. Not a good rental experience, would recommend to rent from somewhere else.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 27 2022
Sharica was great. She took care of getting our vehicle and explained the whole process and transaction.
4.0 OkayApr 29 2021
Not much.The staff was not helpful, the location is remote and additional charges exceeded the rental fee paid to Kayak
2.0 MediocreApr 5 2021
None,Didn’t have my suv, had to rent from another company
4.0 OkayMar 31 2021
Staff was friendly....Trying to find the pick up/drop off location was not easy....the hours on the web site are different than the actual hours... was stuck at the airport at 8:00 p.m with my 6yr old son with no ride to get a car because they were closed... but the web site said they were open to 1a.m..and when I called to change the hours I rented the car for nobody mentioned the change in hours!!!! I called two days before I was to pick it up!!
4.0 OkayMar 27 2021
the staff and pickup/dropoff was greatThe car needed maintenance when we picked it up. Two tires were soft and needed to be filled with air every two days, and there was no wiper fluid.
8.0 ExcellentMar 26 2021
It was not communicated to me that the location would not be open when I was there to pickup the car. Luckily hertz had one
2.0 MediocreMar 16 2021
PICK-UP WAS HORRIBLE. WE WAITED OVER 2 HOURS TO RECEIVE OUR RENTAL. AFTER RECEIVING OUR RENTAL WE WERE GIVEN A CAR THAT WE DID NOT REQUEST AND WAS BEYOND OUR CONTROL AND WAS CHARGED FOR THE ADDITIONAL PRICE. WILL NOT BE RENTING FROM DOLLAR AGAIN.TO HAVE CARS AVAILABLE FOR CUSTOMERS SO THAT WE'RE NOT WAITING OVER TWO HOURS.
2.0 MediocreFeb 8 2021
Show up to pick up car and counter closed.Maybe you guys could know what time the place you are renting the car from is open. Thst would have definitely been better
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Rated #3
Payless
6.5 Good (117 reviews)
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
Payless
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
  • 6.7
  • 7
  • 6.4
  • 6
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJul 20 2022
Didn’t have the vehicle advertised
4.0 OkayApr 16 2022
Total was supposed to 89 including Tax And everything. I didnt but anything extra And just Made a base rent. But, they charged me extras and the bill is $113 now. This is not right
10.0 ExcellentFeb 28 2022
It was a new vehicle
10.0 ExcellentFeb 4 2022
Excellent service and car.
10.0 ExcellentJan 25 2022
Everything about the rental was good. The only improvement I would suggest is better signage on the rental shuttle van. The Avis van services Payless but that is not displayed well.
10.0 ExcellentJan 23 2022
Everything went great I picked up my truck from Hobby airport and when I dropped it off it was easy because someone was waiting to check it in and the shuttle pulled right up to transport me and my family to the airport Good customer service
10.0 ExcellentNov 29 2021
I was able to upgrade
8.0 ExcellentNov 19 2021
The pickup wait was long and being directed from Payless to Budget to Avis was confusing.
10.0 ExcellentSep 25 2021
Car was very good. Return agent was very helpful in assisting by driving us with multiple bags to the shuttle stop.
5.9 OkaySep 10 2021
Agents at pickup were very slow and seemed like they couldn't care less about providing service.
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Rated #4
Thrifty
6.4 Good (128 reviews)
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 6.2
  • 6.3
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 23 2022
They canceled my reservation with no warning
2.0 MediocreMar 17 2022
Didn’t like anything. The lady at the counter was rude, my reservation was for 11am but I didn’t get the car until 1:19pm. The restrooms were out of service so I couldn’t even use the bathroom and they gave me a minivan that didn’t even have Bluetooth.
2.0 MediocreMar 8 2022
Car ordered was not available, waited 30 minutes for a different class of car. No accommodation for the change other than $30 off the next rental, as if there will be one.
2.0 MediocreFeb 24 2022
We booked a car two weeks in advance but when we arrived with our group of 12 people, they had no car for us. When canceling the car on kayak to get our money back, we had to call multiple times and fight for them to return our money even though they didn’t have a car for us. We will not be booking through kayak again but will book directly through the rental car website.
4.0 OkayFeb 22 2022
No itemized full receipt. Car not on lot when pre-registered time. They were deceptive in adding on the insurance cost when I preselected no extra insurance.
2.0 MediocreJan 21 2022
I flew to Houston and ended up at Intercontinental instead of Hobby. When I went to the Thrifty counter I was told I was not in the system because I rented through Kayak / Priceline. My choices were, rent a car where I was or try to find a way to Hobby and rent the car I had reserved. I was in a hurry and figured i could get a refund from Kayak / Priceline once I explained my issue. I WAS WRONG. Called the number on my paperwork and after being on hold for almost 15 minutes was told no refund, no changes. NEVER AGAIN will I use Kayak or Priceline....
2.0 MediocreJan 3 2022
Our battery died and we had to wait an hour in the cold for someone to show up, and the mechanic who did told us the battery in the car was old and not good and that we’d be “lucky” if we made it to our destination without another issue. It was so scary!
10.0 ExcellentDec 17 2021
I love the staff at this facility... caring, fun and professional! All went smoothly and pleasantly from start to finish. Josephine was especially wonderful!
7.9 GoodSep 15 2021
I asked for just the basic insurance but was charged for an upgraded insurance. I was stressed trying to get home after my flight was canceled and didn't catch the error until I received my final receipt. I'll know to pay better attention in the future!
1.9 HorribleAug 9 2021
Thrifty ran out of cars. They informed us who were waiting in line for 20+ min. They wanted to put me on a waiting list for hours. But I had a work meeting to attend so I had to catch an Uber. Now I need to call kayak and priceline to get a refund.
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Rated #5
Enterprise
8.8 Excellent (55 reviews)
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMay 20 2022
It ended up being Dominique at National car rentals that saved the day. Our plane was late, and it was impossible to reach the Enterprise desk by phone to find out what to do before they closed once the plane was on the ground but we were still sitting in it waiting for a gate. We spoke to an off-site person via the given phone number who did not know the situation at this particular airport and did not have access to a phone number for us to find out. As it turned out, Enterprise hands over to National at closing time, but nowhere was this explained--we were worried about getting stuck at the airport with a person in a wheelchair and the rest of our group. Only a dire warning to be there 15 minutes before closing time, which we could not do. We got the car easily, once we knew it was all fine. Unnecessary stress before that. Thank you Team National.
1.9 HorribleOct 17 2021
Only car company that never has anything ready to go for reservations. I had to wait two hours and then instead of a full size SUV take a horrible old minivan with no features that was scary to drive then they wouldn't even give a discount. They are weird A F and wanted to take selfies on pickup too. Would have had to wait what looked like another two hours at least if I wanted to hold for what I actually reserved two months ahead of time.
10.0 ExcellentSep 3 2021
Thank you so much for waiving the out of state fee and gas fee due to hurricane ida, you were a blessing throughout this process!
4.0 OkayOct 6 2020
Customer service was very poor. Demanding, rude agent. I love enterprise but service agent was terrible.
2.0 MediocreJun 13 2020
The air conditioning was very nice on such a warm day.I could not get the car because I didn't have a physical credit card. My replacement card is in the mail but apparently they have to have the card to swipe. My virtual card was not acceptable.
9.6 ExcellentNov 19 2019
Really awesome service, quick, had the car I selected ready to go with no delays.
10.0 ExcellentSep 6 2019
Everything was done with excellence.Nothing
6.0 GoodJun 8 2019
Close pick up and drop off near my homeCleanliness of entire vehicle
10.0 ExcellentApr 28 2019
Quick, easy, professional.Nothing.
10.0 ExcellentApr 1 2019
Everything was quick and smooth.
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Rated #6
Hertz
7.9 Good (56 reviews)
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
Hertz
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 1 2022
We had an amazing trip to Texas and the minivan we rented was comfortable, spacious and held all our things, surprisingly. All the staff at Hertz Rent a Car were helpful and the drop off was quick and right across the street from the Terminal. We loved it!
4.0 OkayJun 29 2022
When I booked on Kayak, it was one rate. But when I got the counter the Hertz rep insisted it was a much higher rate and forced me to take a $25 a day upcharge for a different vehicle. Very disappointing.
10.0 ExcellentMay 31 2022
We arrived late but found helpful people with smiles. I think the second driver fee is too high!
8.0 ExcellentMay 31 2022
It looks like they close the pick up center at 11PM and we were there at 11.02PM. They had closed down for the day and it would have been bad for us out there hanging out with the kids. Thankfully the hertz employee agreed to help us and get us our car quickly but the information about the closure should have been made known to us ahead of time.
10.0 ExcellentMar 24 2022
Cheaper
2.0 MediocreMar 15 2022
I am still waiting for my deposit money to get back reimbursed and there is no one to speak to me. Only automated recordings.
2.0 MediocreMar 8 2022
Office was closed when we got to Houston so couldn’t pick up our car. We had to take Uber to hotel and then another one back to pick up cat. You shouldn’t be allowed to rent a car if place is closed. We tried calling hours before we landed. But no one answers the phone. Will never rent from here again.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 28 2022
We rented for 2 days, but had to exchange the first car(Nissan Altima) out because of a bad vibration, that I’m hopeful someone knew about before we rented it. The tire pressure on the tire that wasn’t vibrating was 10 psi over recommended. Not sure how that was missed. The second car was the only one available and was just bigger than a smart car( Ford eco sport). Very disappointed with that but we made it work. Did come in handy when parking, but thankful we only had 2 adults and not our grown children with us.
2.0 MediocreJan 10 2022
My experience with Kayak and Hertz was so bad that I will not use either of these providers in the future.
8.0 ExcellentJan 6 2022
Was given a form to mark damage on car prior to trip but wasn't given a pencil to fill it out
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Rated #7
Budget
7.5 Good (91 reviews)
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
Budget
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 11 2022
Staff were very friendly. Bus ride to the pickup location was quick and easy. Drop off location was a little difficult to find at first but once I found it, they made that easy too. The whole process was much quicker on both ends than I'd expected.
2.0 MediocreMay 9 2022
Charge more than quoted price. No receipt given . Ordered car not available
10.0 ExcellentApr 27 2022
Thanks for a fantastic price!!!!
10.0 ExcellentApr 22 2022
Bathroom facility could have used a little more attention. But the staff here was great!
2.0 MediocreApr 16 2022
At pickup they mistyped my email address The correct address is ppatel@iesgroup.com I do not have reservation copy or receipt !!!
2.0 MediocreApr 9 2022
It took over an hour to get the car line was wrapped around inside the building and only two people working the counter. Then finally 30min a third person shows up but then one of the original two decides it's her break time and leaves. Ridiculous the amount of time people were standing there waiting for a car that 90% of everyone had already booked.
4.0 OkayFeb 6 2022
CAR was not new not having CarPlay. Odd smell.
3.9 MediocreSep 24 2021
The car drove smoothly however the customer service was trash and this is the second time that I’ve used this company within the month and have been charged hidden fees I.e… brought the car on full and got charged $54 for a fuel fee… the last time I was charged for a car seat that I didn’t request and a late fee! I will not be using this company again, it lacks integrity and honesty.
5.9 OkayAug 4 2021
No emails or printed documents
10.0 ExcellentApr 23 2021
Need to check out the cars better first one had a flat second one when we were half way to ou destination we noticed it only had one wiper blade
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Rated #8
Avis
7.4 Good (26 reviews)
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
Avis
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
  • 7.4
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJan 20 2022
I was arriving to the Houston Hobby airport in a car with a friend. I could not determine how to get into the lot to get my rental car. The interior of the car was clean except for the piece of bacon on the emergency brake. The exterior not so clean. The interaction with the person at the counter was great. The drop off at Charlotte airport efficient.
4.0 OkayDec 28 2021
The car was a beater. Dents and scrapes all over and the “see maintenance” light kept coming on. Upon return our location didn’t exist, along with several others. Nobody at these “drop off locations” knew anything about Avis returns. The customer service line wasn’t much help either. Made for a very stressful evening.
10.0 ExcellentNov 23 2021
All excellent
8.0 ExcellentApr 19 2021
The car interior had a weird smell. I stopped by a gas station to pick up some are refreshers. After that the smell was not detectable.
8.8 ExcellentSep 10 2020
Price
10.0 ExcellentJan 22 2020
The car was brand new!! Smelled great!
8.0 ExcellentOct 13 2019
Avis was great! The service I reserved thru was terrible---- didn't include all costs & was $100 more than I anticipatedInclude taxes with the overall prices
5.6 OkayMay 13 2018
No assistanceIt was relatively easy to rent the vehicleTires where worn. We got a flat and Avis did not replace the car. We had to Uber for the rest of our trip, including a expensive trip back to the airport.
8.4 ExcellentAug 16 2017
Pickup took too long
6.0 GoodFeb 27 2017
Old carI like that it was reliableCar was worn and dirty and did smell like a smoker has used the car on many occasions. Expected a newer fleet from Avis.
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Rated #9
National
6.9 Good (9 reviews)
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
National
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
  • 7.1
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
9.2 ExcellentNov 5 2020
Quick dropoff. friendly dropoff. Good car with low mileage.Pickup personnel were a bit brusque. Pickup personnel could not tell me if my wife was also authorized to drive the car.
9.6 ExcellentOct 5 2020
Drop off aas super easyJust have a sign or something that says attendant is on break or something. We arrived at 9pm and it looked as though they were closed.
2.0 MediocreOct 4 2020
Nothing didn’t have the car I reserved and waited for over an hourEverything
2.0 MediocreSep 28 2020
When I arrived in Houston, myself and a group of other people were told that there were absolutely no cars available. This information not only ruined my trip but I felt it was very unprofessional for National to relay this information through the shuttle bus driver rather than a manager. The next day when I called to see if a car was available, I was told that if there was one, my total was be 159. That was DOUBLE my original rental price for half the day. I am extremely dissatisfied with National and will NEVER book with them again.If I had gotten my damn car!
2.0 MediocreJul 19 2020
The staff/ Manager was absolutely rude and not helpful. She claimed the vehicle I reserved (full size SUV was not available upon my arrival at my reservation time. Asked if I wanted to wait or downsize my vehicle for what’s available. No wait time provided. Said it can be 5 min. It can be 45 min. Worst experience ever. Never again.Staffs attitude, customer service, pickup process and vehicle availability.
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Rated #10
Ace
4 Okay (1 review)
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
Ace
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
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4.0 OkayDec 3 2019
The employees were very friendly.We were given an old car with 114K+ miles and less than a quarter tank of gas...
Ability Rent a Car
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
Ability Rent a Car
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
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E-Z Rent-A-Car
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
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Easirent
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
Easirent
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
keddy by Europcar
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Sunnycars
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
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781 travelers who rented a car in Houston Hobby Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car rental locations at Houston Hobby Airport

Good to know

Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$70/day

Good deal

$56/day

Top tips for renting a car at Houston Hobby Airport

  • Car rentals at Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) save you money and time from getting to the airport to any destination you prefer. With a car rental, you can easily drive to Houston's attractions, museums, and eateries at any given time. Unlike the case in public transport, car rentals do not have fixed schedules where you have to catch a certain bus at a specific time. It also saves you money as you won't deal with fare hikes at rush hour and extra charges for connecting different means to your destination. A car rental is comfortable and gives you space and freedom to travel around with your luggage hard to achieve with public means.
  • Getting a car rental is recommended over public means for travelers getting from Houston Hobby Airport. Several buses offer transfers to Downtown Houston, but you might have to get another means if you need transportation to another destination. Car rentals at Houston Hobby Airport offer direct services from the airport to any destination you might prefer. Unlike the case in public transport, car rentals save you the hassle of waiting for the bus or fitting your schedule into catching buses at certain hours. As long as you have a full gas, you can easily drive to any area within and outside Houston.
  • When returning Houston Hobby Airport car rentals, ensure to check with your contract's fuel policy. Renters pick up most car rentals with a full gas tank and have to return the car with a full gas tank. Failure to fill up the gas tank can lead to extra charges, sometimes up to three times the normal amount. Once it is full, input address 7714 Airport Boulevard Houston Texas in the car rentals GPS, head over to baggage claim area, and find car rental companies. Before handing in the car rental keys, ensure you have taken all your personal belongings out of the car.
  • Certain days and times tend to be busier when picking up or dropping off your car rentals at Houston Airport. On weekdays, the busiest times are in the mornings and evenings when people are picking up cars to commute. Travelers with arrivals at these hours can wait at the lobby to skip crowds or make earlier reservations for pick-ups to locations off-site.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars at Houston Hobby Airport for $77 or less
  • Book your rental car at Houston Hobby Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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