The beauty of Austin is that it’s not hard to have an amazing time. From the iconic Franklin BBQ to the live music scene in the South Congress neighborhood, where the SXSW music festival was born, all your senses will be delighted.
The abundance of green space in Austin means it’s easy to get into nature and cool off with a swim, but you can also find even more thrilling adventures just outside of the city. Start living life Austin style in your Austin airport car rental alternative.
Whether you’re more of a lounger or an active outdoorsy type, you’ll find just the right spot to make your trip pop. Hop in your Austin car rental alternative to check out these highlights.
Potentially the most attractive feature of Austin, Zilker Park is home to Lady Bird Lake for excellent hiking and biking, the epic Barton Springs Pool, and iconic festivals like Austin City Limits.
With six decades of history on this stage, this club is the heart of Austin’s famous music scene, so put on your most respectable dancing shoes and get ready to boogie next to someone famous.
You know a city is unpretentious when one of the favorite local activities is gathering at sunset to watch millions — yes, millions — of bats flutter to life and take off from this beautiful bridge.
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While there are other big cities you can easily get to from Austin, book your Austin car rental alternative on Turo so you don’t miss these favorite local getaways.
It’s not everyday you get to explore underground caves carved out by a river. Make the one-hour drive in your Austin car rental alternative for the mild walking tour or the wild spelunking adventure.
Just a 45-minute drive in your Austin car rental, the name of this city really says it all. Go for a swim in the totally unreal sparkling waters at the natural Hamilton Pool, and explore the historic downtown.
This little town is packed full of Texan specials, including two incredible swimming holes — Blue Hole and Jacob’s Well — and the Bella Vista Olive farm. Hop in your Austin car rental alternative for the 45-minute drive.
Victor was great! Clean fun car, kind and accommodating host, nothing more to ask for. Much thanks Victor!
Madison was amazing. My trip wasn’t the happiest of occasions, as I was traveling to lay my grandfather to rest. It also happened to be my birthday. Madison made that day a little brighter, thanks to her thoughtfulness and consideration. Thank you for this, Madison (and my Starbucks). Your kindness was much appreciated. Xo
If I had to sum it up in one sentence, “Gary is a gentleman with a cool car!” The experience was stress-free, he is a great communicator and his car was a blast, especially at twilight when the sun is down and the stars are up. The car is zippy, has all the modern conveniences to make the ride enjoyable and Gary was a clear and reliable communicator throughout the process. Will definitely book this car again for my next business trip.
The Nissan Sentra was a great car! It’s exceptional on gas. The owner Ben was very nice and communicative. I would rent from him again. Highly recommend!
This car was amazing! The only V8 F Type on Turo in Austin. You have to give this car a spin. My wife and I rented for our anniversary and we loved running around Lake Travis in such a luxurious and fun ride. The owners are great people and enjoyable to talk with - very accommodating.
Carlos’s Suzuki was perfect for our short trip to Austin. One thing to note is that if you are staying in downtown, it is a bit of a trek to pick up the vehicle if you are not going the delivery route. Still a very clean easy to drive vehicle!
Great experience! Pickup/Dropoff was very easy and convenient. The car is in nice condition, clean, good gas mileage, comfortable. Would definitely use this car again in the future!
Greg made the process very easy and the car location is perfect. Great trip, much better experience than boring rental car :)
It was a pleasure dealing with Edgar! The pick up was very smooth, car was awesome, clean, and ran great! I’d love to have another Turo transaction with him next time I’m in Austin!
Ritesh and his Lexus are awesome! The car was a very nice Lexus with amazing mpg. Ritesh was very helpful and accommodating! Even helped give us a ride downtown at the end. Thanks so much Ritesh!
Jonathan was very accommodating especially since we booked last minute. His car was clean, fast, and easy to pick up in Austin. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a cool car to take around and sight see!
Pradeeps car worked well and the large milage cap came in handy since we ended up traveling around San Antonio more than expected. Pradeep was responsive and communicated well. The car is very clean and in good condition.
Such a memorable trip due to Harlan’s flexibility. Harlan made this incredibly easy going and fun. Thanks again!
This was my 3rd time renting from Yasser and it again did not disappoint. Pick up and return was very easy and he checked in once or twice to make sure everything was going well. I will never rent from anyone else if I have the option of renting with Yasser!
Shashank was very courteous and punctual. He showed me the basic features of the vehicle which is all I needed. The car is amazing.
Fantastic car with great gas mileage. The ride is as smooth as the transaction!
Dylan was awesome and very flexible with us due to flight cancellations and unknown certainty of our flight from the hurricane. The car is beautiful and runs smooth with a Batman feel to it. Was the coolest looking ride everywhere we went 👍🏼🌵
Adele & her husband were extremely nice & helpful. Her car was pretty smooth, luxury and good on gas. I'd definitely use one of her cars again in the future.
Patrick was very professional as well as helpful throughout the whole process, I would recommend and rent again.
Our whole experience with Mario was top notch. Everything exceeded our expectations. He met us outside when we arrived, with his car ready and looking factory new. He gave us a quick rundown on how everything works and answered all of our questions. His Tesla performed flawlessly. Can’t wait to do it again
The car was great, and the customer service just as good! Thanks!
Alan is a consummate professional. I would definitely recommend renting from him
Anthony was a great host! We opted for delivery and the process was super smooth. Car was clean and fulfilled our expectations. We’d recommend Anthony to anyone looking to rent.
Josh was great with pick up and drop off. The mustang was clean and a lot of fun. I would rent it again in the future.
Took the car on a two-week roadtrip through the state. Great car to drive, very easy to handle. Colton responded quickly on any questions I had during my trip. Would book certainly book again!
This Camero is definitely a head turner & a kick-a.. ride. Trent was easy to work with & I’m 100% satisfied JM
Awesome car and very fun to drive. Pavel was great to deal with
Tyler made my first time booking with Turo great! We rented his car to celebrate our one year anniversary and I have to say we will definitely be reaching out to Tyler to rent his car in the future.
Great service.Very quick response to messages.Great car.Thanks A+
It doesn’t get any easier to rent a car than Garrett’s Camry! He makes the process so easy and so smooth!
Mike was great at getting back to me with any questions I had really fast. Car was a fun ride, got the job done while mine was in the shop. Very convenient & easy that he was so close to my apartment too.
I use turo all the time Victor and this car are fabulous amazing guys go ahead and rent the car you won't regret it
Super flexible and understanding. Nice car, great on gas, and drives smooth
This rental went incredibly smooth. Ritesh was nothing short of an awesome host.
New to Texas and wanted to explore! amazing people , very flexible, great communication, on time with everything , and very professional! I will most def be using turo on their Kia! thank you for everything!
Warner is fantastic to work with, and her car is amazing! Very clean, fabulous to drive, and with the long range there is no range anxiety at all. Warner answers questions quickly if you need anything. Will definitely rent from her again and highly recommend!
Juan and his assistant was very easy to work with. We were late arriving for departure flight and she met us right in front of departing gate. Made it very convenient. Car was great on gas, GREAT Air Conditioning on extreme hot days 103!
Rod was very friendly and his car was extremely clean and a blast to drive around for a few days. I would highly recommend Rod and his Golf R.
Juan was flexible and very quick to respond. On top of that, his car was very clean and well-kept.
Car was as described, great on gas and very comfortable.
Great Host! Would definitely recommend! Made the experience perfect.
Asser is great. He is one of the best owner that I’ve rented from so far
Great wheels! Clean and in excellent condition. Had an awesome trip!
Emily is awesome to work with!! Very professional and accommodating. This is my 2nd time renting with her and I highly recommend using her as your host!
Colton was so accommodating, responsive, and helpful. I would rent from him again in a heartbeat. His car drives excellently and actually gets pretty great mileage. Having a 200 mile limit gave us a lot of flexibility as well. Thanks again!
Excellent as always ... May is GREAT! I always look for her when booking while down in Austin.
Great communication and an amazing ride! Will rent again for sure!
She was so nice and friendly. Car ran great! Would rent again
Juan was great and very communicative and helpful throughout the whole trip. The car was super clean and in great shape! It was perfect for driving around town for 2 days. I would 100% rent from Juan again!
Manish was very accommodating to my every need, car itself was great. No issues whatsoever with pickup and drop off. Highly recommend going through him if you value professionalism in business.
Danny is a nice guy and made the pick up very easy for me! The car is really nice. I enjoyed every day with it ;)
Good car at a great price. Pick-up and drop-off convenient for airport.
Adele was a wonderful host that communicated well and was very responsive. The vehicle was super-clean and a blast to drive, especially while driving between cities. I would definitely rent from Adele again!
Very cool host, I will definitely be renting from him again.
Ricardo went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect about the rental process. I was on a tight schedule both picking up and dropping off, and he was prompt to meet with the delivery and drop-off of the vehicle within the short time frame I needed. His Lexus IS was in great condition, very clean inside and out, and offered it at a great value. I will certainly rent from Ricardo again the next time I’m in Austin.
Couldn't complain if I wanted to excellent vehicle and my trip was well worth it thanks again will be renting this vehicle again
The car was perfect for us. Flew into Austin and had plenty of miles to drive to Dallas and back for a concert. Kaleem met us at the airport and made the transition smooth and easy. Same way when returning the car. I left a parking pass in the car that I would have been charged for but Kaleem was nice enough to help me get it returned and save me the hassle. A+ car and host, highly recommended.
Joey was a really clear communicator. The pickup / dropoff process was super easy. I would recommend Joey to anyone looking for a nice ride at a good price.
Very fun car. Daniel was super easy to deal with. Great experience overall. Would rent again.
Great car for a bit of sight seeing. Easy process for pick up and drop off, and Clayton was very easy to communicate with. I'd be more than happy renting from him next time I'm in town.
Gregg and the car were both outstanding! He’s a real car guy, so this Boxster, even with 124K on it, hummed along beautifully with zero hitches!
Really enjoyed using Patrick’s VW. It was very clean inside & out. As a first-time user of Turo, I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. Patrick’s clear communications really helped! The only downside was the distance I had to travel from the airport to the car’s location. Assume $25 additional each way for Lyft if you’re arriving via air.
Nicholas was an excellent host, very communicative and helpful. The Porsche was amazing, was clean and gassed up at pick up. We did some touring in the hill country and it was just a pleasure to drive. Would definitely book again in the future.
Great car and an excellent experience working with Michael. Fast and convenient pickup and dropoff. AAA+ would recommend.
Always a pleasure to rent from May. Her cars are excellent and communication is top-notch.
Ritesh was so accommodating and flexible in light of some travel delays! I’d book with him again any time.
Great car for exploring Austin. Fast and easy to park. Yasser was a great person to deal with.
Amazing car. The Abarth is an absolute riot, it’s fun to drive, fun to hear, and will put a smile on your face every time you start it up. Madison was super easy to work with and I would definitely recommend her!
Garrick was so easy to work with and the car was great!
Great car and very clear communication with the car owner.
Edgar’s car was great in fuel efficiency and to get around in. Friendly service, will have to rent again!
Pradeep was a great host. Very nice, clean car! Very flexible and responded right away to every message. Would definitely use Pradeep’s service again.
Everything went perfect with Tyler. Pleasure to deal with and no hiccups. Dont hesitate to use this man's service. His gtr was quite the experience. Highly recommended. Thanks again Tyler!!!!
Ryan was super easy to work with and we loved how great the car was. Definitely a fun adventure!
Absolutely fantastic car! Delivered on time and even allowed me to extend a day! Worth every penny and will rent again!
Roberto was freaking amazing!! Easy to communicate and prompt.. would highly recommend his vehicle, can’t beat the price and convenience!!
Thoroughly enjoyed driving the Panamera. Gregg helped make my first Turo experience fun and easy — quick responses, helpful information, and a straightforward pickup & return process. The car was well maintained, powerful, and very fun to drive. Had a blast and would definitely consider doing this again, potentially with the Boxster!
This was my first experience using Turo, and it couldn't have gone better. The Tesla was delivered to me directly upon arrival at the airport and I was on my way. The car was clean and obviously well cared for. Chris at Drive on Demand even helped me out with dinner recommendations while I was in town. All in all a first rate experience, I'll definitely book again my next time in Austin.
Jared is an amazing host.super easy going and responsive. Great value car
My car has been in the shop and Pradeep was so flexible with me and allowed me to extend more than once because my car still wasn't ready. Very nice, new, clean car and super easy drop off and pick up. Thank you!
For satisfying curves and stunning lake views at once, take your Austin car rental alternative toward Travis Lake and pick up Lime Creek Road outside of Cedar Hill.
Get some impressive lakeviews and a few thrilling twisties in your Austin car rental alternative by taking Highway 183 north from the city and catching Ranch Road 1431 to Marble Falls.
Head west in your Austin car rental alternative on Highway 290 and 281 to pick up this undulating ranch road that winds through wild, sparsely populated hill country.