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Cheap car rentals in Texas

Full-size SUV$38/day
Passenger van$48/day
Pickup truck$37/day
Premium SUV$40/day
Standard SUV$29/day
Compact SUV$29/day
Intermediate SUV$30/day
Premium coupe$34/day
Supplier choice$45/day
Luxury SUV$46/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Texas

  • If your kids are in the rental car with you, note that Texas rules stipulate that children under eight must be secured in an appropriately sized car seat. Children between eight and seventeen should wear seatbelts at all times. If you don’t have a car seat with you, you can get one from the rental car provider for an additional fee.
  • Remember to fill up before returning your vehicle to the rental location. Pump gas at a station close to the rental place to ensure that you return it with a full tank. Returning the car rental with a full tank will save you a lot of money because the rental agency charges higher gas prices per gallon. Alternatively, you can book your rental and prepay for gas and return the car on empty. However, note that no refunds are issued for unused gas.
  • If you’re planning on taking a trip across the national borders, you can do so in Texas car rentals. Most Texas car rental locations allow travel into Canada, while only a few locations allow travel into Mexico. For travel into Canada, inform your rental car provider beforehand to be issued a free Canadian non-resident insurance card for protection while driving in Canada. If you’re traveling into Mexico, most rental car providers will need you to purchase additional Mexican motor vehicle insurance before you cross into Mexico.
  • There are various modes of payment accepted in Texas car rental locations. Credit and debit cards are the most accepted modes, while in other locations, cash is accepted, but only when clearing any remaining balances. If you’re paying using your credit card, you’ll need to present your driver’s license as well, and the names on the documents must match. American Express, Discover Network, VISA, and MasterCard credit cards are readily accepted at most locations. You can also pay using debit cards bearing the VISA and MasterCard logos, but you may be subject to a creditworthiness check.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Texas for $42 or less
  • Book your rental car in Texas at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Texas are around 11% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Supplier choice rental cars in Texas are around 0% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Texas

  • Should I rent a car in Texas?

    There are many benefits of getting a Texas rental car. First, Texas is pretty vast, and having your own set of wheels will allow you to reach even the remotest of locations. Secondly, a rental car will allow you to save time as it is much faster than public transport. You also get to discover more since you can stop when and wherever you want. Finally, a rental car gives you the everyday comforts that we love so much, like air conditioning, entertainment, and comfortable seats, plus you don’t have to carry your luggage around.

  • What is driving like in Texas?

    Before getting behind the wheel of a Texas rental car, there are a few laws you should get to know. It is required by law that all passengers in the vehicle, 15 years and older, wear a seatbelt at all times.  In Texas, you will be arrested and charged for driving while intoxicated if your blood alcohol concentration is higher than 0.08%. You will encounter various speed limit signposts when driving in Texas. However, in case you miss them, stick to 25 mph in residential areas, and 15 mph in alleys. On undivided rural roads, stick to 55 mph, and 75 mph for divided rural roads. You can go between 55 to 75 mph on freeways within cities and 75 to 85 mph on freeways outside cities. You must yield to emergency vehicles with flashing lights at all times. Also, note that pedestrians have the right of way at uncontrolled intersections, so keep an eye out for them.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Texas?

    You need to be at least twenty one years old to qualify for a rental car in Texas. Most car rental locations will also have a young driver’s fee usually charged to drivers under twenty five. The fee is charged per day and will vary according to the rental sites and agencies. Moreover, drivers between twenty one and twenty four might be restricted to only certain vehicle classes in some locations, with exotic, luxury, and large passenger or cargo vans unavailable.

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

    On average a rental car in Texas costs $55 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Texas?

    Luxury (Lexus RX or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Texas.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Texas?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($33/day), Hertz ($37/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($49/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Texas?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Texas are Enterprise Rent-A-Car (6.8, 66 reviews), Avis (6.6, 72 reviews), and Hertz (6.0, 78 reviews).

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

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Texas?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Texas are Lubbock (30% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Texas), Arlington (21%) and Plano (21%).

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

    On average a rental car in Texas costs $410 per week ($59 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Texas costs $1,759 per month ($59 per day).

Car rental locations in Texas

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  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Texas

    46 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Texas

    12 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Texas

    11 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Texas

    10 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Texas

    4 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car rental locations in Texas

    3 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Texas

    3 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Texas

    1 Location

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Texas

    1 Location

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Texas

    1 Location

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