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Harlingen, TX car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Harlingen, TX. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on February 25, 2024.

Most popular company

DOLLAR

Price of gas per gallon

$3.48

Average price per day

$56

Cheapest price per day

$16

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Harlingen?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Harlingen, TX and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on February 25, 2024.

January

$55

February

$56

March

$63

April

$63

May

$65

June

$65

July

$70

August

$61

September

$60

October

$61

November

$61

December

$61

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Harlingen is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Compare available car types for rental in Harlingen, TX

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Harlingen, TX to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on February 25, 2024.

Small cars

$52 - $77

All Car Types

$66 - $106

To rent a small car in Harlingen, the United States, you would pay an average price of $66/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Harlingen, the United States (~$52/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$77/day). In fact, February is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Harlingen. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Harlingen, renting a small car saves you 21% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Harlingen small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Harlingen, the United States, you would pay an average price of $72/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Harlingen, the United States (~$57/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$91/day). In fact, February is about 21% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Harlingen. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Harlingen, renting a medium car saves you 15% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Harlingen medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Harlingen, the United States, you would pay an average price of $91/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Harlingen, the United States (~$74/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$127/day). In fact, September is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Harlingen. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Harlingen, renting a large car is 9% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Harlingen large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Harlingen, the United States, you would pay an average price of $101/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Harlingen, the United States (~$80/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$143/day). In fact, February is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Harlingen. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Harlingen, renting a SUV is 18% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Harlingen SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Harlingen, the United States, you would pay an average price of $126/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a van in Harlingen, the United States (~$105/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$158/day). In fact, January is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Harlingen. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Harlingen, renting a van is 34% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Harlingen van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in Harlingen, the United States, you would pay an average price of $79/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Harlingen, the United States (~$60/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$119/day). In fact, November is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Harlingen. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Harlingen, renting a luxury car saves you 6% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Hyundai Accent$16/day
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Hyundai Accent
Mini Hatch$32/day
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Mini Hatch
Nissan Versa$32/day
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A/C
Nissan Versa

Tips for renting a car in Harlingen

Browse helpful tips for renting a car in Harlingen, TX including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on February 25, 2024.
  • Renting a car in Harlingen offers numerous benefits. You can plan your itinerary independently and with complete freedom. With a rental car, you can also stop anywhere and avoid the hassle of using public transportation. It’s a safe transportation option since you don’t always have to keep an eye on your luggage. From Harlingen, you can drive to South Padre Island, famous for beautiful beaches, water sports, and a laid-back island atmosphere, or head to Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, famous for its diverse bird species and beautiful landscapes.
  • If you’re visiting Harlingen, you’ll fly into Valley International Airport (HRL), around 4 miles from downtown Harlingen. Different car rental agencies have a desk at the airport, including Avis, National, Enterprise, Dollar, Hertz, and Budget. The car rental counters are within the main Terminal, Arrivals Hall. You can also fly into Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO), approximately 28 miles from Harlingen, or McAllen International Airport (MFE), around 36 miles from the city center. These airports host major car rental providers.
  • Driving in Harlingen, TX, is generally easy because the roads are well-maintained. The roads are properly marked with clear signage and speed limits. Harlingen is relatively small, so traffic congestion is not a major issue. Some parts of the city, especially the downtown area, have narrow roads, which may be challenging to navigate with a bigger vehicle. You’ll also come across several pedestrians and cyclists in highly-populated zones like the business district and residential areas. Observe caution when driving through these areas and be prepared to slow down for pedestrians and cyclists.

Top rental agencies in Harlingen, TX

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Harlingen, TX known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Harlingen, TX. Reviews were last updated on February 25, 2024.
Rent a car with one of the top providers serving the Harlingen area such as Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis and Budget. Before making your selection, be sure to carefully review the feedback, double-check the pickup location, and verify other important details.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.1
Very good
22 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

7.9

Avis

7.9
Good
9 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

7.7

Budget

7.9
Good
19 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

8.2

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

7.9

Dollar

7.1
Good
14 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.6

Hertz

6.9
Okay
10 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

6.7

Overall

6.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.1

Value

6.5

National

6.0
Okay
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

6.0

Easirent

1 location

Sunnycars

1 location

Best Harlingen, TX car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Harlingen, TX. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Harlingen, TX with an average daily rate of $34. Data was last updated on February 25, 2024.
The best offers we've found on car rentals in the Harlingen area. If these deals don't completely appeal to you, check back soon for alternative offers.
Hyundai Accent$16/day
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Hyundai Accent
Hyundai Elantra$29/day
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Hyundai Elantra
Mitsubishi Galant$30/day
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Mitsubishi Galant

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Harlingen, TX, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on February 25, 2024.

Which roads are the busiest during rush hour in Harlingen, TX?

Although small, Harlingen experiences heavy traffic during certain times of the day, especially during morning and evening commutes. Rush hour in Harlingen usually starts between 7 am and 9 am and ends between 5 pm and 7 pm. The most affected roads during rush hour in the city include US-77, which is usually congested around Harlingen International Airport and the downtown area, and E. Harrison Avenue, especially around the Harlingen Civic Center and the Harlingen Public Library. Keep up with local traffic updates and plan your trip early to avoid getting caught up in rush hour traffic.

What documents do I need to rent a car in Harlingen, TX?

Car rental requirements in Harlingen may differ from one provider to another. The general documents needed to rent a car in the city include a valid driver’s license (must be valid for at least one year), a valid form of identification (additional documents, such as a passport), and a credit card issued by a major provider for payment. Foreign drivers must provide an International Driving Permit (IDP) issued by an authorized body and translated into English. Most car rental companies require renters to be at least 21. Some have their minimum age limit at 25, and young drivers under 25 have to pay a young renters fee.

Which car rentals in Harlingen, TX have vehicles for customers with disabilities?

Several car rentals in Harlingen, TX offer vehicles specially designed for customers with disabilities. Consider renting with Hertz, National, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, which offer vehicles equipped with adaptive driving devices such as pedal extensions, a steering wheel spinner knob, hand controls, and left-foot accelerators. Enterprise Rent-A-Car has a surrogate driver option for renters with disabilities who lack a valid driver’s license. Minimum age and normal requirements apply. However, having the credit card in the driver’s name is not a must.  In some locations, vehicles for customers with disabilities are only available upon request. Contact your car rental agency at least 24 to 48 hours in advance for availability.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Harlingen?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $56/day when booking a rental car in Harlingen. The best deal a user found was for $33/day from Dollar, booked on Feb. 18.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Harlingen?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Harlingen from the following companies over the past two weeks: Turo ($29/day), Budget ($32/day), and Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($32/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Harlingen?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.2 rating), Avis (7.9 rating) and Budget (7.9 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Harlingen.

What are gas prices like in Harlingen?

The average gas price in Harlingen is $3.48/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $41 and $60 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Harlingen for a week from Dollar?

Dollar is one of the top picks in Harlingen. They can have you in a rental car for about $352 per week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in Harlingen for the best price?

Renting your favorite car model can become more difficult the closer you are to your desired travel date. It’s ideal to book early to have that peace of mind. An early booking can save you up to 42% in Harlingen - we recommend booking at least 77days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month in Harlingen?

Yes, you can rent a car for a month in Harlingen. Check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Harlingen for a month?

Prices can be as low as $1,508 if you consider booking with Dollar. That price represents savings of 46% compared to the Harlingen average. The monthly cost of a car rental in Harlingen is on average $1,508 ($50/day).

How much is a car rental in Harlingen for a weekend?

$67 is typically the average cost for a rental car for the weekend in Harlingen, though this could vary depending on the time of year. If you’re on a budget when traveling to Harlingen, then opt for a Intermediate rental vehicle - these tend to be the most affordable on weekends. In the month of March, you can expect to find car rental prices on Cheapflights for as low as $58/day.

What car do most people rent in Harlingen?

Mazda Mazda2, which is a Economy vehicle, is the most popular to rent at Harlingen according to Cheapflights users.

Small car rentals in Harlingen, TX

Find small car rental deals in Harlingen, TX from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car rentals in Harlingen, TX cost an average of $44 per day. Price data was last updated on February 25, 2024.
Hyundai i10$38/day
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10$47/day
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10$47/day
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Hyundai i10

Luxury car rentals in Harlingen, TX

Find luxury car rental deals in Harlingen, TX from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Harlingen, TX cost an average of $54 per day. Price data was last updated on February 25, 2024.
Reserve a luxury car rental in Harlingen by selecting one of these great deals available. Before completing your reservation, make sure the deal you've selected matches your car rental needs and budget.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class$39/day
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Chrysler 300$40/day
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Chrysler 300
Audi A4$45/day
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Audi A4

Van rentals in Harlingen, TX

Find van rental deals in Harlingen, TX from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Harlingen, TX cost an average of $50 per day. Price data was last updated on February 25, 2024.
Check out some of the best options we've found on van rentals in Harlingen. Be sure to check back often to find alternative deals on van rentals.
Chrysler Pacifica$47/day
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Chrysler Pacifica
Dodge Grand Caravan$47/day
5
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Dodge Grand Caravan
Chrysler Town & Country$56/day
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Chrysler Town & Country

Car rentals by fuel type in Harlingen, TX

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Harlingen, TX. Currently, Hybrid cars are the cheapest to rent in Harlingen, TX. Deals were last updated on February 25, 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Harlingen, TX. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Hybrid being the cheapest ($33+).

Electric

Electric

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

Hybrid

Hybrid

Airport car rentals in Harlingen
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