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Cheap Car Rentals in Texas

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What are the car rental prices for popular cities in Texas?

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in Texas

Price

$2 - $42

Out of all the popular cities in Texas, McAllen is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $2/day. Renting a car in McAllen is 93% cheaper than renting one in Lubbock where the per day rate is around $42. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Texas to get a rental car in are: San Angelo ($25/day), Dallas ($28/day), and Laredo ($33/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Dallas should expect to spend around $28/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Texas is Dallas.

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

January

$53

February

$58

March

$73

April

$79

May

$74

June

$78

July

$76

August

$70

September

$69

October

$81

November

$72

December

$64

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Texas is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is March. 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.

Popular Car Types in Texas

There are 250 rental agencies servicing Texas. These agencies, altogether, have 14,378 rental locations available. Need an affordable rental? Small is the cheapest car type to rent in Texas with prices from $21 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 7 car types you can rent in Texas:

Compare available car types for rental in Texas

Small Cars

$45 - $78

All Car Types

$77 - $113

To rent a Small car in Texas, you would pay an average price of $61/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Texas (~$45/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$78/day). In fact, January is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Texas. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Texas, renting a Small car saves you 34% 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 Texas Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Texas, you would pay an average price of $67/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Texas (~$56/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$84/day). In fact, January is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Texas. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Texas, renting a Medium car saves you 28% 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 Texas Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Texas, you would pay an average price of $83/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Texas (~$58/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$99/day). In fact, January is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Texas. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Texas, renting a Large car saves you 11% 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 Texas Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Texas, you would pay an average price of $85/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Texas (~$63/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~$98/day). In fact, January is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Texas. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Texas, renting a SUV car saves you 8% 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 Texas SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Texas, you would pay an average price of $116/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Texas (~$73/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$173/day). In fact, August is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Texas. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Texas, renting a Van car is 20% 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 Texas Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Pickup Truck car in Texas, you would pay an average price of $74/day. June is the cheapest month to rent a Pickup Truck car in Texas (~$43/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~$120/day). In fact, June is about 42% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Pickup Truck rental for Texas. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Texas, renting a Pickup Truck 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 Texas Pickup Truck rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Luxury car in Texas, you would pay an average price of $103/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Texas (~$76/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$132/day). In fact, January is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Texas. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Texas, renting a Luxury car is 10% 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 Texas Luxury rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Convertible car in Texas, you would pay an average price of $140/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in Texas (~$109/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$186/day). In fact, February is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for Texas. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Texas, renting a Convertible car is 35% 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.

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Top rental agencies in Texas

All major car rental suppliers in Texas

Hertz

5.9
Fair
1117 reviews47 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.4

Overall

5.8

Pick-up/drop-off

5.7

Value

5.8

Alamo

8.6
Very good
489 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.7

Value

8.4

Enterprise

7.3
Good
523 reviews82 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.5

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

7.2

Budget

6.6
Okay
582 reviews41 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.5

Value

6.4

Avis

6.4
Okay
264 reviews39 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.9

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.5

Value

6.2

Payless

6.4
Okay
583 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.2

Value

6.6

Thrifty

6.0
Okay
493 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.4

Overall

5.8

Pick-up/drop-off

5.8

Value

5.9

Dollar

5.6
Fair
655 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.5

Overall

5.6

Pick-up/drop-off

5.5

Value

5.6

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Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to rent a car in Texas?

Texas car rentals will require you to be at least 18 years old to rent a car. It is worth noting, however, that drivers under the age of 25 years old will most likely need to pay a young driver’s fee. You will also need a valid driver’s license. Your license must not be expired and must not have any restrictions. Some companies will require you to submit proof of residency for car rental in Texas, such as pay stubs or utility bills. You are also required to have current car insurance. If you are not a United States citizen and you are looking for rental cars in Texas, you will also need to show an International Driver’s Permit.

What are the rules for driving in Texas?

Car rental in Texas will require you to know the rules for driving in the state. The seat belt laws in Texas are a little more lenient than they are elsewhere in the United States. Children under the age of eight must be in a safety seat. Children between the ages of eight and 15 years old must wear a seatbelt at all times. Adults must wear a seatbelt when in the front seat. The maximum speed limit in Texas is 85mph and that is on freeways outside of city limits. The speed limit will change based on the type of road and where you are, so it is always a good idea to keep an eye out for signs indicating any speed limit changes. Otherwise, the rules of the road are pretty standard.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Texas?

The best type of vehicle for your car rental in Texas will depend on what part of the state you are visiting and what the purpose of your trip is. For example, if you are visiting a bigger city, you may want to rent a compact car to make it easier to park and to navigate tight and crowded spaces. You may even want an electric car rental as there will be charging stations located throughout the major cities. If you are not visiting a city, you may want an SUV or a pickup truck so it can handle dirt or gravel roads. If you are visiting with a large group, you may even want a passenger van rental so you can fit your entire party into one simple vehicle.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Texas?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $56/day when booking a rental car in Texas. The best deal a user found was for $23/day from Rent A Car 4 Less Miami, booked on Jan. 29.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Texas?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Texas from the following companies over the past two weeks: Hertz ($22/day), Budget ($25/day), and Fox ($34/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Firefly (10.0 rating), Super Cheap (10.0 rating) and Signature Rent A Car (10.0 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Texas.

What are gas prices like in Texas?

The average gas price in Texas is $3.75/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $45 and $64 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

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

Hertz offers rental cars in Texas for about $379 per week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in Texas 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 16% in Texas - we recommend booking at least 15days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month in Texas?

Typically how long you can rent a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For Texas however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.

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

You can potentially save up to 69% on a month-long rental by booking with Rent A Car 4 Less Miami. Rent A Car 4 Less Miami is the cheapest rental company available within the next few months. Renting a car in Texas can cost you on average $1,625 a month or $54 a day. For extended stays in a location, this option will usually save you the most.

Luxury Car Rentals in Texas

Arrive in style when you rent a luxury car in Texas from the best rental car providers in the country.

Van Rentals in Texas

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