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Discovering Corpus Christi: Car Rental Guide from the Airport

Corpus Christi, with its blend of coastal charm and Texan hospitality, is a gem waiting to be explored. Embarking on your journey from the Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP) with a hired car is a surefire way to immerse yourself in the region's beauty, from serene beaches to historic sites.

Why Choose a Car Rental at Corpus Christi International Airport?

  1. Immediate Adventure: Step off your flight and straight into your personal drive, minimizing wait times and maximizing exploration.
  2. Journey Customization: Whether your first stop is the USS Lexington or the sandy shores of Mustang Island, a personal car lets you set the itinerary.
  3. Diverse Fleet: From fuel-efficient compacts for city navigation to spacious SUVs ideal for family beach outings, there's a car to fit your needs.

Navigating From the Airport:

  • Primary Route: Upon exiting CRP, you'll find yourself on International Drive, which easily leads to TX-44, connecting you to the city and nearby attractions.

Travel Insights:

  • Distances: Downtown Corpus Christi is just a 15-minute drive (about 7 miles) from the airport via TX-44.
  • Tolls: The roads around Corpus Christi are predominantly toll-free. However, always have some change on hand and be aware when traveling to other parts of Texas.
  • Road Status: The roads in and around Corpus Christi are typically well-maintained. However, after heavy rains, some coastal areas might experience flooding.
  • Traffic Fluctuations: Morning and late afternoon can get busy. If heading to a particular event or appointment, always account for potential traffic delays.
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) Points: If you're renting an electric vehicle, Corpus Christi is gradually integrating EV charging stations. Check with your rental provider for a charging cable and a list of nearby stations.

Before Setting Out:

  1. Vehicle Check: Ensure you conduct a quick visual inspection for any pre-existing damages and have them recorded.
  2. Know Your Ride: Get accustomed to the car's functionalities, especially if it's different from what you're used to or if it's an EV.
  3. Secure Navigation Tools: While onboard GPS is common, it's wise to have mobile navigation set up or request a paper map of the region.

Renting a car directly from Corpus Christi International Airport is the gateway to a tailored Texas coastal experience. From the Padre Island seashore to the city's vibrant culture, your own vehicle empowers you to savor Corpus Christi at your rhythm. So, fasten your seatbelt, tune into some Texan tunes, and drive into the heart of the Coastal Bend.

Current Rental Rates in Corpus Christi Airport

Volkswagen Jetta

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 46.83 EUR/day
Volkswagen Jetta

7 Days rental at 327.87 EUR from 21/07/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |

Volkswagen Jetta

5 Adults, 2 Doors

From 46.83 EUR/day
Volkswagen Jetta

7 Days rental at 327.87 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |

Chevrolet Malibu

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 46.83 EUR/day
Chevrolet Malibu

7 Days rental at 327.87 EUR from 21/07/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Corpus Christi Airport: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Beach Destinations: Utilize your rental car from Corpus Christi Airport to explore the city's beautiful beaches such as Padre Island National Seashore, Mustang Island, and North Beach. Enjoy activities like sunbathing, swimming, fishing, and windsurfing.
  • Cultural and Historical Sites: Drive to significant landmarks such as the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, the Texas State Aquarium, and the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History to delve into the region's rich maritime and cultural heritage.
  • Outdoor Activities and Nature Exploration: Use your rental car to access natural attractions like the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve, and the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge for bird watching and nature walks.
  • Scenic Drives and Coastal Explorations: Take advantage of scenic drives along Ocean Drive for stunning coastal views or venture to nearby coastal towns like Port Aransas or Rockport for a change of scenery and additional beach options.
  • Dining and Shopping: Explore Corpus Christi’s culinary scene, with fresh seafood being a must-try, and visit shopping areas like La Palmera Mall or the shops along the Water Street Market for local goods and souvenirs.


Corpus Christi Airport - Popular Destinations

  • Padre Island National Seashore: Approximately 22 miles southeast of Corpus Christi Airport - Offers pristine barrier island beaches
  • Port Aransas: Roughly 33 miles  via the ferry or around the bay - A popular beach destination on Mustang Island. 
  • King Ranch: About 50 miles  - One of the largest ranches in the world, offering tours that showcase its history, wildlife, and agricultural practices.
  • South Padre Island Drive
  • International Drive, Corpus Christi

Our Most Popular Rated Local Car Rental Suppliers from Corpus Christi Airport

based on 2816 reviews
22 min (average wait time)
No.1: ALAMO,
based on 6305 reviews
23 min (average wait time)
No.4: AVIS,
based on 2648 reviews
18 min (average wait time)

Corpus Christi Airport car hire information

  • 9.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Alamo US Corporate
  • € 327.81
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 46.83
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 37
    Most Popular Type:
  • 18
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Jetta
  • 183
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day in Corpus Christi Airport

January€ 76
February€ 73
March€ 75
April€ 70
May€ 71
June€ 68
July€ 66
August€ 51
September€ 63
October€ 66
November€ 65
December€ 74
January€ 82
February€ 80
March€ 86
April€ 66
May€ 68
June€ 67
July€ 68
August€ 51
September€ 58
October€ 64
November€ 65
December€ 76
January€ 109
February€ 101
March€ 100
April€ 94
May€ 96
June€ 95
July€ 95
August€ 91
September€ 91
October€ 92
November€ 96
December€ 103
January€ 82
February€ 79
March€ 79
April€ 72
May€ 73
June€ 75
July€ 77
August€ 68
September€ 75
October€ 74
November€ 75
December€ 85
January€ 101
February€ 100
March€ 80
April€ 81
May€ 76
June€ 88
July€ 77
August€ 65
September€ 90
October€ 85
November€ 91
December€ 106
January€ 59
February€ 58
March€ 73
April€ 50
May€ 47
June€ 48
July€ 57
August€ 45
September€ 45
October€ 46
November€ 55
December€ 61
January€ 87
February€ 82
March€ 86
April€ 75
May€ 75
June€ 74
July€ 78
August€ 71
September€ 78
October€ 80
November€ 82
December€ 90
January€ 74
February€ 69
March€ 75
April€ 85
May€ 83
June€ 93
July€ 72
October€ 80
November€ 80
December€ 70

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