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Popular rental locations in Houston

The following rental locations are the most popular for renting a car in Houston

Car rental offers in Houston

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Houston.

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Passenger van

Car rental companies in Houston

Below are the car rental companies in Houston with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Enterprise

    8.8 (1620)
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  • ACE Rent A Car

    8.7 (2)
  • National Car Rental

    8.6 (366)
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  • Alamo

    8.3 (7536)
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  • Avis

    7.9 (4952)
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  • Thrifty

    7.7 (4529)
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  • Payless Car Rental

    7.6 (432)
  • Budget

    7.6 (8552)
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  • Dollar Rent a Car

    7.5 (3648)
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  • Sixt

    7.2 (2616)
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  • Hertz

    7 (5789)
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  • Advantage Rent a Car

    5.7 (1)

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9 / 10 Number of reviews: 2195

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Car rental companies in and around Houston

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Available locations in Houston

Houston Hobby Airport
1010 Webster Ave
11999 Katy Freeway Suite 101
12707 Southwest Freeway
14703 Park Row
15135 North Freeway Ste 140
15135 North Freeway Suite 140
4825 Richmond Avenue
5353 Westheimer Road
6578 A Fm 1960 West
700 North Dairy Ashford
8555 Knight Road
899 North Loop West
9330 Westheimer
9711 Southwest Freeway
Champion Forest
Houston Metro Center

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Houston Guide


Known best for the NASA line ‘Houston we have a problem…’, this Texas city is one of the great oil state’s biggest and wealthiest. It is also home to one of NASA’s chief communications centres. Situated around 50miles northwest of the Gulf of Mexico, it is the 4th biggest city in the US. A reliable and popular way of getting around Houston is by car. Purchase cheap car hire in Houston with us today to secure a car  for your holiday adventure. You wont regret it! No queuing for public services or paying high prices for taxis, just hop in your car and go.

Explore Houston

The sprawling metropolitan area has much to offer its visitors, including beautiful parks, museums, and a variety of excellent day trips. Most areas of interest are within a few miles of the city centre.

The Museum District is sandwiched between Hermann Park and Hwy 59 southwest of downtown. The Museum of Fine Arts (1900) is the oldest art museum in Texas, featuring a large collection of American Modernists, Texan Postmodernists and French Impressionists. The Contemporary Arts Museum presents 10 or more temporary shows a year and the Holocaust Museum is an excellent though sobering memorial.

At Hermann Park, Houston Zoological Gardens features gorillas, tropical birds, lions, bats and an adjoining aquarium. The Museum of Natural Science is great for kids. Inside, the Cockrell Butterfly Center is a large three-story dome where you can wander about among thousands of live butterflies.

Cycling is a popular activity along Houston's numerous park trails, with such flat, tarmaced areas, pedaling is easy and relaxing . The open-air Alkek Velodrome facility is in Cullen Park, 20 miles west of downtown.


By air
Bush Intercontinental Airport is Houston’s major airport and services by major domestic and international airlines, with trans-Atlantic flights, as well as routes to Caribbean and central/South American destinations. The airport is well serviced with shuttles, buses and limos to the city centre, though buses are a preferable and a more reliable option. Car rental desks at the airport include Advantage, Budget, Alamo, Hertz, National, Thrifty, Avis and Dollar. Book in advance online for cheaper prices and a better selection of cars.

George William P Hobby Airport is a secondary airport served by discount carrier Southwest Airlines. Bus service to Hobby Airport is generally more reliable.

By train
The Amtrak rail service to Houston is very limited and the ‘Sunset Limited’ arrives thrice a week from Los Angeles to New Orleans and on to Orlando (and return). It’s often late however.

By bus
Greyhound is the major bus carrier in the US. It’s the cheapest but least comfortable means of travel, especially in Texas where large distances are involved.

By car
By far the best way to get around, and in and out, Houston is with a car. As a city built around the car, Houston has good highways radiating in all directions. Car rentals are available from numerous depots in downtown Houston. Search and compare quotes online right here and plan your trip carefully.

Practical information

  • Currency
    United States Dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    25 - 70 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 - 130 km/h
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  • Popular car category

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk at this location?
  • Enterprise
  • ACE Rent A Car
  • National Car Rental
  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Thrifty
  • Payless Car Rental
  • Budget
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Sixt
  • Hertz
  • Advantage Rent a Car