Car rental alternatives in Houston, TX

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As one of the most diverse cities in the country, Houston has a lot to offer on many fronts, including fantastic food from every corner of the world, enthralling museums, and beautiful outdoor spaces where you can do everything — enjoy a movie or settle into an al fresco reading room.

Make your way through one of the most exciting cities in Texas in your Houston airport car rental, and also bask in the scenery of the nearby Gulf of Mexico and Texas Hill Country.

Houston favorites

Houston is chock full of well designed green spaces and truly mind-blowing eats, so take your Houston car rental out to sample these gems.

Buffalo Bayou Park

This 160-acre park is an impressive respite from the bustling city, and is a beautiful place to rent boats or bikes. You can also tour and see shows in the strange, awesome underground cistern.

Chow down on crawfish

Crawfish is no joke in this Gulf-side town. You can’t go wrong with the classic table-top spread with corn cobs, but don’t miss the spicy Viet-Cajun style unique to Houston.

Space Center Houston

At the Space Center, you can not only see a large collection of moon rocks and spaceship exhibits, you can also tour NASA facilities where astronauts train.

Top hosts in Houston, TX

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Papa Z. All-Star Host
2,847 trips Joined Aug 2016
Typically responds in 19 minutes

Recent reviews

Honestly at first I was skeptical about renting a car from any service other than the big car rental companies. Mr. Papa erased that skepticism. It is a great experience working with him, and I will continue to use his services from here on out. Highly recommend his vehicles. There are many choices. This VW golf was absolutely perfect
Nathan - October 2, 2018
I was just trying to rent a normal car for a few days while my truck was in the shop but after an hour of calling budget, hertz, etc, they did not have anything available when needed. Not only did you get me on the road at the time I needed but you put me in a turbocharged Benz for the same price I would of paid for a dodge neon or such. Thanks and I will be contacting you again soon to do some more work together.
brandan - October 5, 2019
Ayman H./>
Ayman H. All-Star Host
282 trips Joined Feb 2018
Typically responds within 1 minute

Recent reviews

It was a pleasure experience rent a car from AYMAN He’s professional, committed and decent His car was fit to purpose with money value His way dealing with customers amazing, with nice smile and respect Thanks Ayman for great service
Tamer - July 2, 2019
Ayman was wonderful, kind & understanding especially when I was running a little returning the car because I was stuck in traffic. He not only waited for my Lyft ride home from returning the car but redirected the Lyft driver when he went next door to pick me up. He also let me pickup the car on a Sunday evening as I needed the car for a Monday morning job interview. The Kia Forte was immaculate & got great gas mileage. I hope to have the opportunity to rent from Ayman again.
Dana - October 8, 2019
Skip the rental car counter

Hit the road

Book your Houston car rental on Turo and get out of town to hit the hills, the beach, and other awesome Texas cities.


Only an hour out of the city in your Houston car rental, Galveston is the hot beach spot where locals revel in long seaside days with great BBQ, and even horseback riding.


Known for its rocking live music scene, it’s worth the three-hour drive in your Houston car rental to get your dose of Austin weird, and some killer swimming holes.

Brazos Bend State Park

In less than an hour in your Houston car rental, you can be hiking or biking in nature at this state park. It’s also home to an observatory where you can stargaze on clear nights.

Average ratings in Houston (4.8 stars)

MINI Cooper 2009
Every time is the easiest simplest best experience to rent a car in Houston will keep renting from Jerry
Santiago M. - April 27, 2018
smart fortwo 2012
Business trip. George went the extra mile! Forget other car rental companies! I’m staying with George!
Janice M. - August 25, 2019
Toyota Camry 2014
Laurie is such an amazing person. I personally never met her, but the whole transaction was such a smooth process. It was totally satisfactory. If I ever visit Houston again, I would definitely use Laurie for my car rental needs. It would be my pleasure to recommend Laurie to my friends and Families for their car rental in Houston.
Hasmukh P. - June 5, 2019
Kia Optima 2018
Needed a car without getting fleeced by the big name car rental companies and Vlad came through with the Optima. Excellent ride and definitely appreciate it.
Asa M. - April 8, 2019
Maserati Ghibli 2018
Kiran is the best person to rent a car from, he is flexible very understanding and reasonable. My first car rental on turo and he made it a great experience
Kwabena A. - September 2, 2019
Volkswagen New Beetle 2007
Best Car Rental on Turo. Period.
Manuel G. - February 9, 2019
Honda Accord 2018
The Honda Accord sport was great! Great on gas, sporty look and spacious. TGTM car rental was punctual, easy to contact and the vehicle was clean. Highly recommend TGTM car rental to anyone for their variety of affordable vehicles!
Derrick M. - September 8, 2019
Ford Fusion 2015
Fun car. Good rental experience
Noah R. - August 28, 2019
Toyota Camry 2006
Renting with Turo was relatively easy and a much better value than going with another car rental company. It made it possible to rent a car during my visit in Texas. Thank you for making it affordable.
Debbie T. - July 2, 2018
Volkswagen Golf 2015
Honestly at first I was skeptical about renting a car from any service other than the big car rental companies. Mr. Papa erased that skepticism. It is a great experience working with him, and I will continue to use his services from here on out. Highly recommend his vehicles. There are many choices. This VW golf was absolutely perfect
Nathan E. - October 2, 2018
Honda Accord 2017
Seamless car rental experience. Would rent from Ali again.
Grace M. - July 9, 2018
Honda Accord 2018
More convenient than conventional car rental. Thanks Ali!
Daniel C. - October 25, 2018
Nissan Versa 2015
If you’re need to rent a car, but have been disappointed in the quality and cost of professional rental companies, Ziya is your man. The car was mechanically and aesthetically spotless. Ziya made it super easy to pick up, drop off, and it always felt like I was borrowing a friend’s car cause I knew I could reach Ziya for anything I needed. Checking against available rates for comparable cars provided by the rental companies, I ended up saving over 50%; paying for 21 days what I would have paid for 9. I am a happy customer.
Zayd W. - September 29, 2019
Hyundai Accent 2017
Tarif is polite, understanding and accommodating. His rental cars are operate smoothly and you almost don't want to give it back lol He made rental process both quick and seamless, and had no problem with the extended trip. His polite professionalism really helped me out alot. I will be renting from again when need be.
Sheryl S. - December 24, 2018
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2014
Good job I would rent a car again from y’all
Thomas C. - June 27, 2019
Nissan Cube 2009
Lorenzo made me never want to rent at a Enterprise Car rental or any other rental place again. He is very pleasant and I needed to extend last minute and he accepted my extension within 2 minutes. His pickup location is in the heart of the city, which is a HUGE plus. This was my first Turo rental so he set the standards high. When I let him know I was having problems with app before check in he helped me get to the pick up location. He was great. In week I may be renting from him again, unless of course you have read this review and have booked by then😁... Thanks Lorenzo!!!!! You were great!
Meagan C. - September 20, 2018
MINI Cooper Clubman 2012
very clean car and rebeca was very reasonable and easy to work with. would recommend to anyone looking to rent a fun car for the weekend!
Dillon M. - October 14, 2019
Chevrolet Corvette 2015
One of the most beautiful cars I’ve seen on my trip to Houston and luckily, I was the guy in the vehicle. Definitely a beast. If renting, remember, speed limit!
Carlos A. - October 6, 2019
Audi A3 2017
Highly recommend checking our Daniel’s mini fleet before making your Turo reservation in Houston. Very few people do Turo full time and as a service and Daniel is one of them. Very prompt with communication and delivery as well as curb side pick up even for a last minute late night rental. Don’t think twice if you’re considering one of his cars.
Sarathy S. - September 24, 2019
Honda Accord 2018
My experience was amazing. Out of all my times using Turo, this was the best. The host was very nice, professional, punctual, and informative. He made it very easy for me to pick up the car. The car was extremely clean and well taken care of. I loved the car so much, I would get one for myself. He also made drop off even more convenient, going as far as meeting me curbside at my airport terminal so that I would make my flight on time. I really appreciated everything he did. If you ever come to Houston, do business with TGTM Car Rentals because you won’t be disappointed!!
Michaela K. - October 7, 2019
Hyundai Elantra 2011
Very good service, thank you for good car rental service. I enjoyed my trip about 10 days without any issues
Tim D. - July 29, 2018
Hyundai Sonata 2008
Best car rental experience you can ask for. I rent with them every time I’m in town.
Manuel G. - February 9, 2019
Ford Mustang 2014
The smoothest car rental I’ve ever done and I’ve rented a lot of cars in my life. And Robert Danger makes sure he responds as prompt as possible.
Loreta J. - June 1, 2019
Ford Focus 2017
Tarif made the car rental so easy. He was pleasant to work with too.
Sharon K. - September 29, 2018
Chevrolet Cruze 2014
Tree was very easy to communicate with & very responsive. I appreciated the convenience of picking up the car from the airport - it was much easier than from a traditional car rental company.
Cheryl K. - August 12, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2013
I was just trying to rent a normal car for a few days while my truck was in the shop but after an hour of calling budget, hertz, etc, they did not have anything available when needed. Not only did you get me on the road at the time I needed but you put me in a turbocharged Benz for the same price I would of paid for a dodge neon or such. Thanks and I will be contacting you again soon to do some more work together.
Brandan P. - October 5, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2013
Great company would recommend them to anybody that wants to rent a car in that area.
SeiQuann K. - June 30, 2019
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2018
The one and only for Houston luxury rentals. I’ll be helping him in anyway I can to get the word out about his fleet. He had his E 300 ready same day and communicated the entire Time. His area is safe and clean and I can leave my company cars in his area. He’s my only rental specialist any time I’m in Houston. If you need a business class or sports car same day, clean gassed and ready, get Salman.
Micah R. - September 10, 2018
BMW 6 Series 2017
My name is Vancleve Bonner, I had to come to Houston Texas to pick up my son Oliver Bonner and needed a affordable car. Dioni Verango reaches out to me and said consider certified Luxury Autos. We have luxury autos for a good price. I then went to the Instagram page and seen a selection of cars. Dioni recommended the 640I BMW. I said ok and decided to try it. Bruce Bray then reaches out to me as a rep, answered every question I had and brought the car to me on time, clean with great energy, and customer service. I recommend Certified Luxury Autos as the number one rental company in Houston Texas and Houston surrounding counties.
Van B. - March 24, 2019
BMW 4 Series 2015
Samuel was SUPER helpful! He went above and beyond to make sure the trip was as convenient as possible. I did run into issues with the car, but that was not Samuels fault, Houston flood waters found their way into the engine! Despite that, Samuel was helpful and cool throughout the whole situation in getting it resolved. Would rent again!
Meenakshi S. - September 21, 2019
Audi A4 2018
Top rate service. Will be using again for our business trips to Houston. Just can’t beat being picked and dropped off. No waiting in line for a rental. Price point is perfect.
Chris B. - October 2, 2019
Toyota Camry 2011
Recommend Y’s Toyota Camry to anyone looking for an easy convenient and reliable car rental. Responds promptly and is flexible.
Timothy M. - October 31, 2018
MINI Cooper Countryman 2016
Excellent service and such a wonderful experience as always. Very convenient and easy way to rent a car and make your days in Houston even more pleasant. Thank you very much Mateen for your great service! Simply the best!!!
Irina R. - August 20, 2018
Nissan Versa 2017
First time and I loved it! Never using airport car rental when traveling again! I felt like I borrowed a family member’s car! Zohrin was such a pleasure and helped explain the process. I felt bad because I had an early 5am flight but he was right there!
Maleka G. - August 19, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2013
Great person and a good car! I would rent a car again from Papa Zack!
Zhanibek A. - June 15, 2018
Nissan Versa 2017
Everything was great. I will definitely rent a car from Tarif if I need again. Thanks.
Turgay C. - July 24, 2018
Nissan Sentra 2008
He should be your first choice when trying to rent a car.
Diego T. - August 5, 2018
Nissan Cube 2009
Cannot imagine a simpler way to rent a car. Great car at a great price.
Remi P. - September 27, 2018
Ford Fusion 2012
Absolutely the easiest way to rent a car these days of hassle.
Jerald S. - January 23, 2019
Honda Accord 2018
Working with Alex was absolutely seamless. He is thorough, understanding, and knowledgeable about Turo and being a great host. His car was very clean. When in Houston again, I'd definitely seek him out. Book one of his cars. You won't regret it.
Tameka M. - September 30, 2019
Nissan Versa 2014
Ziya was fantastic! His customer service made my trip easy and convenient! I will definitely rent from him again next time I’m in Houston!
R B. - September 29, 2019
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 2013
I had a great experience driving CLS Benz. Made my trip amazing. Everything about the car was awesome. Thanks Bruce your my go to when I’m back in Houston!
Wilnick T. - September 30, 2019
MINI Cooper Countryman 2012
Very friendly, communicative, and easy to work with. Would recommend to anyone looking for a pleasant experience renting a car in Houston.
Toshiki Y. - September 29, 2019
Hyundai Sonata 2018
Very smooth and easy renting this car from Mariam. Car was nice and ran great. Would rent again next time I’m in Houston.
Carlos O. - October 7, 2019
Honda Accord 2018
Our trip was everything we imagined. Alex was great and always available to make our vacation as convenient & worry free as possible. The car was spot free and good on gas. Would highly recommend! You’ll be missing out if you overlook this deal.
Jessica Y. - October 7, 2019
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2016
This car rocks & so does Patrick. This was the most pleasant, grief-free car rental experience in my many years of corporate travel. Highly recommend.
Deborah S. - May 28, 2018
Toyota Yaris 2009
Thank you for a great car rental, Jasmin! I appreciated you communication and timely and convenient pickup/dropoff at HOU Airport.
Juliette J. - August 19, 2018
Audi RS 5 2013
Had a great time with the car, Namit’s communication was thorough before and during the car rental experience. I definitely recommend booking a trip with any of his rides.
Jonathan G. - September 2, 2018
Nissan Versa 2016
Absolutely AMAZING if I ever needed to extend the time of car rental Maria made it super easy to do so, I'll definitely be booking with her again THANK YOU MARIA!
Briann B. - June 9, 2019
Chevrolet Camaro 2010
Big thanks to Bryan. Turo allowed me to be able to afford to have a proper Texas road trip in an American muscle car. The rental companies have a poor range and inferior booking tools as well as being more expensive. It was a breeze with Bryan and Turo and I am looking forward to having the chance again. New Zealand still needs more cars to catch up with the U S.
Richard M. - October 30, 2018
Tesla Model S 2016
Andy has been a great communicator, punctual and in the end this has been a great experience. Will definitely recommend Andy & TURO to anybody looking for an awesome way of the "boring" way of doing a car rental. The car is new and clean and just a fantastic all around experience for myself & the family! Thank you Andy and good luck on your future endeavors!
Hector M. - July 20, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2014
Amin was a great business owner, who was very responsive to my questions! I would rent a car from him anytime!!!
Alphonso D. - May 13, 2019
FIAT 500 2012
Super guy to rent a car from. Went above an beyond to make this a pleasant first Turo experience.
Melissa B. - April 19, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016
It’s was a awesome trip! Super clean car&very fancy! The way to pickup and return is so dope! Also the owner is very nice guy! If you wanna rent a car this one is definitely your first choice!
Zihan W. - June 21, 2019
Hyundai Sonata 2013
It was a pleasure experience rent a car from AYMAN He’s professional, committed and decent His car was fit to purpose with money value His way dealing with customers amazing, with nice smile and respect Thanks Ayman for great service
Tamer G. - July 2, 2019
Honda Fit 2019
Mike is a great man that I have ever met. He is so kind, do gooder, he is really a good man. Thanks so much for his kindness. The car is great and it was really a good trip experiment for me. If you want to rent a car from Turo I really recommend you to choose Mike's cars. He has many choices that great cars. Thank you Mike. Best Regards.
Omer S. - June 22, 2019
Ford Focus 2017
This was my 2nd rental with Tarif and everything went perfect. Both cars drove perfectly and Tarif was extremely helpful, accommodating, and flexible. My trips (collectively) exceeded a month and he was always responsive and timely. Never had one single issue. I will rent with Tarif again and recommend his fleet of cars to anyone in need of a car rental.
Ouyon B. - June 9, 2018
Audi R8 2015
What a great car to rent for a great time. Papa was so easy to communicate with and it made this luxury car experience even better! My boyfriend was in absolute heaven driving this car! We will definitely rent from Papa again the next time we are in Houston!
Lisa L. - November 29, 2018
smart fortwo 2015
Awesome little car came in handy when having to find parking around downtown Houston also great on gas
Brian R. - September 19, 2019
smart fortwo 2013
I have never used this app before but it turned out to b a good app if u r in need of a rental .the owner was a good person told us everything about the car and the fuctions of it .he communication is good aas well keeping u upnto date on times of returns and pickups. And i liked riding around in the little car it did for us what we needed and i appreciated it .
Melissa B. - September 19, 2019
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2016
This was my first time using Turo. The App was easy to use and the notion and prompts were great. Patrick was incredible! Everything was thorough, instructional, seamless and professional. He was exceptionally quick to respond at all times. Will be renting through Turo again, and from Patrick again when in Houston.
Camille L. - September 22, 2019
Audi A5 2014
Rose is one of the best rentals I ever rented. I'm in love with her!!
Matteos R. - September 20, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2017
Kareem is an excellent host. No doubt. I rented his Passat while I had to be stationed here and had to extend countless times, each time it was no problem at all. The car is exceptional. It runs smooth, it has that it factor, and it’s stylish. By far one of my new favorite cars! Between Kareem being flexible, understanding, a great guy when you meet him, and his car; it’s an overall experience that I think any renter would be glad to have. I’ll definitely be renting from him again when I get the chance to!
Jeremy M. - September 22, 2019
Nissan Sentra 2019
Mehmet was a great host! Dropped off the car early at request and In the location requested. Car was extremely clean and new! Our flight home was delayed and he responded instantly while giving us extra time so we could explore houston before our flight instead of waiting at the airport. Great guy! Super friendly and quickly responsive! First time using Turo and he helped me through then process!
Phillip T. - September 24, 2019
Ford Mustang 2017
Great way to great around Houston in a Convertable Mustang. Carlos is a great host and is fast with communication and will gladly make sure your ride is good to go and questions will be answered.
Carlos D. - September 27, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2010
Amazing experience ! This was our first time using Turo and it was amazing ! The whole experience was hassle free, communication was amazing and the car worked great! Really happy ! If you’re ever in the Houston area, highly recommend this car :)
Taryn A. - October 6, 2019
Chevrolet Corvette 2015
Excellent car, excellent service. I rent cars all the time, nearly every week at least once, and this was one of the cleanest cars I have driven. Doesn't hurt that it was fun too.
Bryan H. - September 28, 2019
Porsche Panamera 2012
I rented the 2012 Porsche Panamera 4 from Carlos and it was nice inside and out too. My wife and I was celebrating her birthday in style this year and we liked the pick up it had on the freeway. We will definitely be renting from Carlos again pretty soon I must add because he made it very convenience for the pickup and return. This trip overall was perfect and amazing for us. Doug
Douglas J. - October 8, 2019
Ford Mustang 2016
He's the best guy ever, I really happy bc I got his car , it was really good trip thank you and the car it's amazing..!!
Mossa R. - October 7, 2019
Ford Fusion 2015
Man this guy here is the best , he let me have the car longer then expected great man helped me out a lot will 100% rent another car from him again !! 5 stars for sure
Hector M. - October 1, 2019
Polaris Slingshot 2019
Best rental experience. The slingshot was clean well kept and to top it off a great price.
Eddy M. - October 5, 2019
BMW 4 Series 2015
Samuel made everything super easy and the car was clean and fun to drive. He’s also very accommodating and nice to work with. Will definitely use it again when I’m in Houston.
Molly S. - October 6, 2019
Honda Civic 2008
Always a pleasure to rent cars from him.
Samantha S. - October 13, 2019
Toyota Venza 2011
Wonderful experience for the first time using this service... The car ran great & looks like the picture!!! I extended my trip by a few hours with no problems... I will definitely rent from him again!!!!
Brianna R. - October 14, 2019
Hyundai Accent 2017
Renting with Ahmed was amazing and easy. The EZTag was a plus when driving in Houston with traffic and you have to get to the airport or somewhere very important! I will recommend his vehicles and his services to everyone!
Gbedegbegnon G. - October 14, 2019
Ford Mustang 2017
Carlos was great and very responsive. Car was clean and worked well. Car was great for getting around Houston and enjoying the nice weather.
Jordan D. - October 12, 2019
Ford Mustang 2018
Danny was an absolute pleasure to work with and his car is amazing. I rented the Mustang GT for a quick overnight trip and thoroughly enjoyed the smooth ride, comfort, and sheer power of this machine. I received compliments on the car on numerous occasions. Will not hesitate to rent from Danny again.
Johnny A. - October 13, 2019
BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 2014
Great vehicle, would rent again on my next visit to houston
David G. - October 7, 2019
Toyota Camry 2016
Robert is a great guy. The car was very clean and drove beautifully. I would definitely ride with Robert next I’m in Houston.
Okey C. - October 13, 2019
Infiniti G Sedan 2011
Great communication and the Infiniti is cool, clean car. I will use their services again when I come back to Houston
Yanson G. - October 14, 2019
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2016
This was a great rental. The car was super comfortable and clean and Sycario was always a text away he even offered free seating during the rental. Highly recommend Thanks again Sycario
Vickinson E. - October 16, 2019
Ford Focus 2018
Nice little car to zip around Houston in! Manoj was responsive and punctual with communication and meeting. Thanks!
Joseph K. - October 15, 2019
Honda Accord 2018
My daughters and I really enjoyed your professionalism. The owner was very detailed about Turo especially since it was my first time using the service. The car was spotless and in wonderful shape. I would definitely like to use the car the next time I come to Houston. Thanks for EVERYTHING!!!!
April J. - October 15, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2019
Javier has an amazing Corolla for rental. It is a newer car that rides smooth. Javier also has great communication as well. Will definitely rent from him again if needed.
Martin P. - October 15, 2019
jemmell (eugene)
Honda Accord Crosstour 2011
Nice car great rental, operation was snooth, no complaints at all
Jemmell (eugene) S. - July 28, 2018
BMW 6 Series 2014
Everything went very well. Papa Zack was very reassuring and helped make the process very easy. What a great experience, I will definitely refer others and use Turo for any future car rental needs.
Tesarana C. - May 1, 2018
BMW 3 Series 2011
I absolutely loved my Car Rental Expierience with Mr.Danger. The Car Was Beautiful inside and out and well maintained! Very Convienent with a Ez Toll Pass And Mister Car wash membership!
Damon H. - November 5, 2018
Ford Mustang 2014
Robert really stands out when it comes to the car rental business. Very organize and systematic with is rental process. Very responsive too. I have to give Robert A+.
Adrian V. - January 7, 2019
Chevrolet Cruze 2012
Everything was smooth! Maria was an amazing first turo experience. Car was spotless and the curbside pickup was 100x faster than any car rental service that I've ever used. A+ all around!
Alex P. - December 11, 2018
BMW M5 2013
Hands down best car rental experience I've ever had and it had nothing to do with the vehicle that I rented but it had all to do with the person renting out the vehicle. Very down to earth, extremely knowledgable when it comes to cars and always tried to make the experience convenient for me. TRUE CUSTOMER SERVICE. Which seems to be a lost art nowadays. Will DEFINITELY be doing business with them again.
Robert G. - August 4, 2018

Best Houston driving roads

Farm-to-Market 149

Head north to Montgomery to catch FM 149, which shoots your Houston car rental through the Sam Houston Forest for decent twisties until you’re dropped into the swooping curves of FM 3090.

Highway 59 to Victoria

For views of the truly Texan wide-open range, head west in your Houston car rental and take in the scenic rolling prairies that lead into the historic downtown Victoria.

Highway 288

Head south in your Houston car rental to take this scenic road all the way to the coast, or stop off at Brazos Bend State Park for a does of wildlife and glassy lakes.