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Car Hire Austin Useful Information

Driving in Austin, Texas, offers a mix of experiences, depending on factors like traffic conditions, road infrastructure, and your familiarity with the area. Here's some information about driving in Austin:

Road Conditions:

Austin's road infrastructure includes a network of highways, local roads, and major thoroughfares. Major highways like Interstate 35 (I-35), MoPac Expressway (Loop 1), and Highway 183 serve the city and surrounding areas. Road conditions in Austin are generally good, with well-maintained roads and clear signage. However, road construction and maintenance can occasionally lead to traffic delays.

Traffic and Congestion:

Austin has experienced population growth in recent years, leading to increased traffic congestion during peak commuting hours, especially on major highways and roadways.
Traffic congestion can be particularly heavy during rush hours (morning and evening) and in certain areas of the city. Be prepared for potential delays during these times.
Some neighborhoods may have lighter traffic than others.

Best Vehicle to Hire:

The type of vehicle you should hire in Austin depends on your needs and preferences. A standard compact or midsize car is typically sufficient for city driving and exploring the surrounding areas. If you plan to venture into the Texas Hill Country or explore outdoor activities like hiking, you might consider an SUV or crossover for added comfort and space.

Nearest Airport:

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) is the nearest major airport to Austin. It is located approximately 8 miles (13 kilometers) southeast of downtown Austin. AUS offers domestic and some international flights.

Nearby Towns/Cities:

Austin is the capital of Texas and the largest city in the region. While there are many neighborhoods and suburbs within Austin itself, there are also several nearby towns and cities to explore, including:
Round Rock: Located to the north of Austin, known for its tech industry and outlet shopping.
Georgetown: A charming town with a historic downtown area and outdoor activities.
San Marcos: Home to Texas State University and known for its vibrant arts scene.
Dripping Springs: Part of the Texas Hill Country, famous for its wineries and natural beauty.

Driving in Austin can be enjoyable, especially if you plan your routes strategically to avoid peak traffic hours.  Enjoy your visit to Austin, Texas!

Current Rental Rates in Austin

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 52.86 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 370.05 EUR from 11/12/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |

Kia Soul

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 53.41 EUR/day
Kia Soul

7 Days rental at 373.88 EUR from 11/12/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |

Toyota Camry

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 53.95 EUR/day
Toyota Camry

7 Days rental at 377.71 EUR from 11/12/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |

Useful to know about Austin

  • Austin has a population of around 800,000 people but it is one of the fastest growing cities in America.
  • Austin is home to four Fortune 500 companies including the Whole Foods Market and computer company Dell.
  • Although many people think of Texas as a conservative place, it actually has a large community of liberals and gay people.
  • The phrase Violet Crown is common among Austin businesses and refers to the colour of the city after sunset.
  • The wider metropolitan area of Austin Round Rock San Marcos has more than 1.7 million inhabitants.


Popular car hire destinations in Austin

Best car rental companies in Austin

based on 3857 reviews
15 min (average wait time)
No.2: HERTZ,
based on 2461 reviews
20 min (average wait time)
No.3: AVIS,
based on 1211 reviews
15 min (average wait time)

Austin car hire information

  • 8.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Budget US Corporate
  • € 370.02
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 52.86
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 6
    Most Popular Type:
  • 2
    Most popular model:
    Chrysler 300
  • 26
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day in Austin

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