Enjoy the Comfort and Freedom in Exploring Houston with a Cheap Car Rental

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Travel Guide

houston skyline sunset

Reasons to rent a car in Houston through VroomVroomVroom

Travelers to Houston will land at one of the two commercial airports in the city. The larger airport is George Bush Intercontinental, also the largest hub of United Airlines. If you plan to fly into Houston and need a ride, book with VroomVroomVroom to compare cheap car rental rates and get the best deal possible from the comfort of your home or office. You can also compare RV rentals in Houston through us in case you are planning to go camping or on a road trip. 

We list and compare low-priced rental cars from leading suppliers including Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National. We guarantee the lowest rates so you are assured of getting the best car rental deal in Houston. To learn more how this works, visit and read our Price Promise page. 

Remember that once you have completed your comparison and you want to book a rental car, you won't have to pay now... you book it today and pay when you get there! And VroomVroomVroom has no hidden fees. It's the fastest, easiest and best way to book a car rental in Houston. You'll receive an instant email confirmation when you're done. If there's any problem or you need some assistance, feel free to Contact Us either via phone call, email or live chat.

Where to find rental cars at the airports

airport terminal

At George Bush Intercontinental Airport, 9 rental car companies are centralized in its Consolidated Rental Car Facility, which is located on the east side of John F. Kennedy Boulevard. The 30,000 square foot building frees up space inside – and cuts down traffic outside – the terminals. White and maroon buses marked “Rental Car Shuttle” transport customers for any car rental company to and from the facility. The buses run on “clean diesel” which cuts down pollution. Once you're there, your vehicle pick-up is 300 feet or less from counter to rental car, and under covered parking. 

Houston's second-largest commercial airport is William P. Hobby Airport. Focusing on small and medium flights, Hobby is the only airport in Houston with flights operated by Southwest and JetBlue. William P. Hobby Airport offers car rental service via convenient pick up and drop off locations. Booths are located near baggage claim on the airport's lower level. Shuttle vans operate between the terminal and the Houston car rental company sites, and for rental car shuttles, you'll head to Curb Zones 2, 4 and 5.

For more details, check out our Houston airport car rental page.

Why do car rental companies ask for flight number?

Ever wondered why car rental companies ask if you have a flight number? This is for them to be able to coordinate with your schedule and make sure that there are rental cars available. You don't want to be caught up by time management mistakes where the car you book is not there when you need it. Your flight information helps them make sure that you get your car on time.
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More interesting information on Houston

Houston is home to more than 2.1 million Americans, making it the fourth largest city in the United States. The city sprawls over 650 square miles and over 6 million people reside within its greater metropolitan area. Houston boomed in the early 20th century after oil was discovered in 1901, and again when institutions like the Texas Medical Center and NASA's Johnson Space Center (the home of Mission Control) were built. The city welcomes over 2 million attendees to 20 days of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo every year. Remember that with VroomVroomVroom, you won't have to make payment for your rental car until you arrive.

Houston, Texas skyline at sunset

Houston dates back to 1836, when a pair of New York investors bought thousands of acres of land at Buffalo Bayou to found the city. They chose to honor a popular Army general by naming it after Sam Houston. As President of Texas, Houston would help Texas to join the United States in 1845. 

When the city was founded in 1836, incorporated in 1837, and then chartered by the Republic of Texas in 1840, it was divided into four "wards", which are geographic districts also used for political purposes. At its peak, Houston had 6 wards (called "the First Ward, the Second Ward, etc.).  The wards were drawn on the map in respect to geographic boundaries, like the Buffalo Bayou, Main Street and Congress Street. Houston's mayor was elected by a citywide vote, but each ward also elected two aldermen to the Houston City Council.

Houston has a long, hot summer season, so be sure to pack accordingly. It's very common for Houston's high temperatures to surpass 90 degrees Fahrenheit – especially from May to September – and humidity can cause the heat index to skyrocket.

Winds are often slight or entirely nonexistent, so when picking up your car rental, please be certain the air conditioning works! If you have any car rental questions, please contact VroomVroomVroom immediately.

What can you do with your rental car in and around Houston?

houston skyline from bell street

Houston, Texas is the 4th largest city in the nation.  Festivals and special events are scheduled regularly, but year-round attractions are also available to residents and tourists alike. 

Once you've picked up your cheap car rental, it might be likely that you'll stay busy within this wonderful city. However, if you set aside an afternoon or a weekend to take your rental car out onto the Texas highways, you should know that it's a long haul from Houston to many other big Texan towns! It's 2.5 hours to the state capital Austin, 3 hours to drive to Corpus Christi -- one of the southernmost big cities in the USA, 3 hours to San Antonio, and 4 hours to get to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area! But you can really spend a great day, touring around and having adventures out on the hot Texas highways!

If you decide to stick around Houston -- and in the summer months, we do mean stick -- bring your deodorant because the Texas heat makes everyone sweat... Drive your rental car over and visit a well-known live-in art piece. Come and see the John Milkovisch home, which is blanketed in more than 50,000 beer cans! It's only $1.00 to visit the Beer Can House and $5.00 for a complete tour!

Take your rental over to the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, where you can enter and enjoy a 155-acre nature sanctuary! Visit the Discovery Room that holds interactive exhibits or take a walk on the trails through the forest or meadows, where you'll be welcomed by many varieties of wildlife. Hope to see you there!

5 Things To Do While You Are In Houston

Houston space center

The NASA Space Center, modern architecture, parks, shopping, and restaurants abound in this city. Of these, five things to do in Houston are:

1. Space Center Houston, view the life of an astronaut on the 5-story-high screen in the Space Center Theater, feel the life of an astronaut in the Living in Space module simulator, and learn about the life of an astronaut as you embark on a tram tour through working areas of Johnson Space Center.

2.The Houston Museum of Natural Science houses a planetarium, an IMAX ® theater, and a butterfly center, as well as many other permanent and special exhibits.

3. Check Out a Game: Depending on the time of year they visit Houston, sports fans can make arrangements to see the Houston Astros baseball team at the Minute Maid Park, the Houston Rockets basketball team at the Toyota Center, or the Houston Texans football team at the Reliant Center.

4. Galveston Island allows vacationers to enjoy beaches, restaurants, and the tropical marine life and wildlife at Moody Gardens Aquariam Pyramid ®, Rainforest Pyramid ®, and Discovery Pyramid ®.

5. Fort Anahuac Park is situated approximately 45 miles from Houston and offers RV facilities, swimming, and camping.  Visitors may also reach Trinity Bay from the park.  In September, the Gatorfest allows visitors to see alligators closer than ever before.

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Top depots in Houston
  • Hertz Medical Center - Reliant Car RentalHertz Medical Center - Reliant - 9150 S Main Street, Houston, TX. 77025
  • Avis Houston Medical Center Car RentalAvis Houston Medical Center - 6935 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX. 77030
  • Budget Champions Houston Car RentalBudget Champions Houston - 5050 Fm 1960 Road West, Champions, Houston, TX. 77069
  • Enterprise Region A Van Branch Car RentalEnterprise Region A Van Branch - 3305 W Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX. 77043
  • Thrifty Houston Med Center Car RentalThrifty Houston Med Center - 2319 W Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX. 77030
  • Avis Westheimer Houston Car RentalAvis Westheimer Houston - 9330 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX. 77063
  • Budget Sears Willowbrook Houston Tx Car RentalBudget Sears Willowbrook Houston Tx - 3000 Willowbrook Mall, Sears At Willowbrook Mall, Houston, TX. 77070
  • Budget Budget at Reliant Center Car RentalBudget Budget at Reliant Center - 8555 Knight Road, Astrodome, Houston, TX. 77054
  • Budget Memorial City Sears Houston Tx Car RentalBudget Memorial City Sears Houston Tx - 303 Memorial City Suite 400, Memorial City Mall Sears Auto, Houston, TX. 77024
  • Hertz Savings Group Travel Car RentalHertz Savings Group Travel - 10620 Westheimer Rd 1St Floor, Houston, TX. 77042
  • Hertz Autos R Us Hle Car RentalHertz Autos R Us Hle - 11101 Wallisville Rd., Houston, TX. 77013
  • Enterprise Exotic Car Collection Car RentalEnterprise Exotic Car Collection - 10104 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX. 77043
  • Avis Houston - Katy Freeway & Fry Road Car RentalAvis Houston - Katy Freeway & Fry Road - 19606 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX. 77094
  • Dollar Houston Med Center Car RentalDollar Houston Med Center - Reliant Center, 2319 West Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX. 77030
  • National Hou Doubletree Galleria Car RentalNational Hou Doubletree Galleria - 5353 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX. 77056
  • Hertz Westin Galleria -Located at the Westin Hotel in the Galleria Mall. Car RentalHertz Westin Galleria -Located at the Westin Hotel in the Galleria Mall. - 5060 W. Alabama, Houston, TX. 77056
  • Avis Avis - Northwest Houston Car RentalAvis Avis - Northwest Houston - 12620 Fm 1960 W, Ste A3 (By N Eldridge), Houston, TX. 77065
  • Enterprise Houston Downtown Car RentalEnterprise Houston Downtown - 2101 Travis, Houston, TX. 77002
  • Budget Houston Car RentalBudget Houston - 1010 Webster Avenue, Downtown Houston, Houston, TX. 77002
  • Avis Downtown Houston Car RentalAvis Downtown Houston - 1010 Webster Street, Houston, TX. 77002
  • Hertz Jersey Village Car RentalHertz Jersey Village - 18700 Northwest Freeway, Houston, TX. 77065
  • Hertz Houston Downtown Car RentalHertz Houston Downtown - 2120 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX. 77002-8624
  • Hertz Westheimer Car RentalHertz Westheimer - 9099 Westheimer, Houston, TX. 77063
  • Hertz Galleria Houston Car RentalHertz Galleria Houston - 3141 West Loop South, Houston, TX. 77027
  • Thrifty Houston Galleria Car RentalThrifty Houston Galleria - 3151 West Loop South, Houston, TX. 77027
  • National Omni Hotel Car RentalNational Omni Hotel - 13210 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX. 77079
  • Enterprise Medical Center Car RentalEnterprise Medical Center - 6829 Greenbriar St, Houston, TX. 77030
  • Enterprise Galleria Houston Car RentalEnterprise Galleria Houston - 2829 West Loop S, Houston, TX. 77027
  • Enterprise Westheimer Shadowbriar Car RentalEnterprise Westheimer Shadowbriar - 12280 Westheimer Rd Ste 300, Houston, TX. 77077
  • Enterprise South Loop Car RentalEnterprise South Loop - 1406 South Loop West, Houston, TX. 77054
  • Enterprise Kirkwood Car RentalEnterprise Kirkwood - 11625 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX. 77079
  • Enterprise 1960 Willowbrook Car RentalEnterprise 1960 Willowbrook - 6115 Fm 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX. 77069
  • Hertz Bear Creek Csi Car RentalHertz Bear Creek Csi - 5138 Highway 6 North, Houston, TX. 77084
  • Enterprise Richmond Avenue Car RentalEnterprise Richmond Avenue - 5803 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX. 77057
  • Enterprise North Loop West Car RentalEnterprise North Loop West - 537 North Loop West, Houston, TX. 77008
  • Hertz Northwest Frwy - Santa A Car RentalHertz Northwest Frwy - Santa A - 5502 West 34Th Street, Houston, TX. 77092
  • Enterprise Steeplechase, Fm1960 Car RentalEnterprise Steeplechase, Fm1960 - 11242 Fm 1960 Rd W Ste J, Houston, TX. 77065
  • Enterprise Houston N.W. 290-Jones Car RentalEnterprise Houston N.W. 290-Jones - 17728 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX. 77065
  • Budget Houston Car RentalBudget Houston - 6935 Kirby Drive, Medical Center, Houston, TX. 77030
  • Enterprise Gessner At I-10 Car RentalEnterprise Gessner At I-10 - 10104 Old Katy Rd, Houston, TX. 77043
  • Budget Houston Car RentalBudget Houston - 6021 East Sam Houston Parkway, Wallisville/Houston, Houston, TX. 77049
  • Dollar Houston (Local Office) Car RentalDollar Houston (Local Office) - 15845 John F Kennedy Blvd, Houston, TX. 77032
  • Hertz Greenway Plaza Car RentalHertz Greenway Plaza - 2828 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX. 77098
  • Enterprise Fondren Car RentalEnterprise Fondren - 2714 Fondren, Houston, TX. 77063
  • Enterprise Beechnut-Highway 6 Car RentalEnterprise Beechnut-Highway 6 - 7766 Highway 6 S, Houston, TX. 77083
  • Enterprise Progessive 061K Car RentalEnterprise Progessive 061K - 12621 Ryewater Dr, Houston, TX. 77089
  • Enterprise Bellaire-Wilcrest Car RentalEnterprise Bellaire-Wilcrest - 6628 Wilcrest Dr, Houston, TX. 77072
  • Enterprise Greenway Plaza Car RentalEnterprise Greenway Plaza - 3777 S.W. Freeway, Houston, TX. 77027
  • Enterprise Houston North Car RentalEnterprise Houston North - 9203 North Fwy, Houston, TX. 77037
  • Enterprise Houston Gulf Freeway Car RentalEnterprise Houston Gulf Freeway - 7745 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX. 77017
  • Enterprise Sw Fwy Bissonnet Car RentalEnterprise Sw Fwy Bissonnet - 9880 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX. 77074
  • Enterprise Greenspoint - Houston Car RentalEnterprise Greenspoint - Houston - 11322 North Freeway, Houston, TX. 77037
  • Enterprise Beltway And I-10 Car RentalEnterprise Beltway And I-10 - 14134 East Fwy, Houston, TX. 77015
  • Enterprise Meyerland Car RentalEnterprise Meyerland - 4665 N Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX. 77096
  • Enterprise Astoria Boulevard Car RentalEnterprise Astoria Boulevard - 14900 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX. 77034
  • Enterprise Bear Creek, Hwy 6 Car RentalEnterprise Bear Creek, Hwy 6 - 16130 Clay Rd, Houston, TX. 77084
  • Enterprise Almeda 45 Car RentalEnterprise Almeda 45 - 11130 Gulf Fwy Ste 320, Houston, TX. 77034
  • Enterprise Helfman Dodge Silber Car RentalEnterprise Helfman Dodge Silber - 1035 Silber Rd, Houston, TX. 77055
  • Hertz Veterans Memorial Hle Car RentalHertz Veterans Memorial Hle - 11715 B-1 Veterans Memorial, Houston, TX. 77067
  • Enterprise 1960 At Steubner Car RentalEnterprise 1960 At Steubner - 3341 Fm 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX. 77068
  • Hertz Hillcroft - Teli Group Car RentalHertz Hillcroft - Teli Group - 5711 Hillcroft Suite A1-C, Houston, TX. 77036
  • Avis Wallisville, TX Car RentalAvis Wallisville, TX - 6021 East Sam Houston Parkway North, Houston, TX. 77049
  • Avis Sears Auto Center - Willowbrook Mall Car RentalAvis Sears Auto Center - Willowbrook Mall - 3000 Willowbrook Mall, Houston, TX. 77070
  • Hertz Westin Memorial City Car RentalHertz Westin Memorial City - 945 Gessner Road, Houston, TX. 77024
  • Hertz Gulf Gate Car RentalHertz Gulf Gate - 6230 South Loop East, Houston, TX. 77087
  • Enterprise Bingle Car RentalEnterprise Bingle - 5034 Bingle Rd, Houston, TX. 77092
  • Enterprise Braeswood Car RentalEnterprise Braeswood - 9722 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX. 77096
  • Enterprise Jn Eagle Body Shop Car RentalEnterprise Jn Eagle Body Shop - 910 Highway 6 S, Houston, TX. 77079
  • Enterprise Heights Car RentalEnterprise Heights - 3709 Washington Ave, Houston, TX. 77007
  • Enterprise Downtown Gulf Freeway Car RentalEnterprise Downtown Gulf Freeway - 3433 Gulf Fwy, Houston, TX. 77003
  • Enterprise South Houston Van Car RentalEnterprise South Houston Van - 9811 Gulf Fwy, Houston, TX. 77034
  • Enterprise Kempwood Car RentalEnterprise Kempwood - 3305 W Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX. 77043
  • Enterprise River Oaks Car RentalEnterprise River Oaks - 4807 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX. 77098
  • Enterprise Copperfield Car RentalEnterprise Copperfield - 15003 Fm 529 Rd Ste C, Houston, TX. 77095
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  • Thrifty Houston Local Office Car RentalThrifty Houston Local Office - 15845 John F Kennedy Blvd, Local Office Near Iah Airport, Houston, TX. 77032
  • Enterprise Mossy Nissan Car RentalEnterprise Mossy Nissan - 12150 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX. 77079
  • Enterprise Classic Chevrolet Hwy59 Car RentalEnterprise Classic Chevrolet Hwy59 - 7000 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX. 77074
  • Enterprise 1960 At I45 Car RentalEnterprise 1960 At I45 - 211 Fm 1960 Rd W Ste J, Houston, TX. 77090
  • Dollar Sugarland Crown Plaza Suites Car RentalDollar Sugarland Crown Plaza Suites - 9090 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX. 77074
  • Avis Sears Auto Center Car RentalAvis Sears Auto Center - 2737 Hwy 6 South, Houston, TX. 77082
  • Budget Houston, Tx Sears Car RentalBudget Houston, Tx Sears - 2737 Highway 6 South, Sears Auto Center, Houston, TX. 77082
  • Hertz Katy Frwy Park Ten Hle Car RentalHertz Katy Frwy Park Ten Hle - 16825 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX. 77094
  • Hertz W.Exotic Rentals Hle Car RentalHertz W.Exotic Rentals Hle - 2500 W.Loop South # 120, Houston, TX. 77027
  • Hertz Highway 6 Westheimer HLE Car RentalHertz Highway 6 Westheimer HLE - 12970 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX. 77077
  • Hertz Hyat Regency DT HLE Car RentalHertz Hyat Regency DT HLE - 1200 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX. 77002
  • Enterprise Houston Car RentalEnterprise Houston - 21901 Tomball Pkwy, Suite 700, Houston, TX. 77070
  • Enterprise Calvert Toyota Car RentalEnterprise Calvert Toyota - 2333 S Loop W, Houston, TX. 77054
  • Avis Sam Houston Parkway Car Rental Car RentalAvis Sam Houston Parkway Car Rental - 6715 North Sam Houston Parkway West, Houston, TX. 77064
  • Budget Sam Houston Parkway At 249 Car RentalBudget Sam Houston Parkway At 249 - 6715 N Sam Houston Pkwy West, Houston, TX. 77064
  • Enterprise Hilton Galleria Car RentalEnterprise Hilton Galleria - 2001 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX. 77056
  • Enterprise Joe Myers Ford Car RentalEnterprise Joe Myers Ford - 16634 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX. 77040
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