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Car Hire Houston 

Houston Car Hire Guide: 


Houston, the sprawling metropolis of East Texas, is renowned for its space explorations, diverse culinary scenes, and vibrant arts. Whether you're aiming to explore its buzzing neighborhoods or planning a Texan road trip, hiring a car in Houston can unlock a world of possibilities. Here’s what you need to know:

1. Benefits of Hiring a Car in Houston:

Sprawling City: Houston is expansive. A car offers a convenient way to traverse its vast landscapes, making it easier to explore different neighborhoods.

Beyond Houston: With a car, day trips to Galveston, the Gulf of Mexico, or other Texan cities become feasible.

Flexibility: Public transportation can be limited in some areas, making a car essential to visit certain attractions or dine at that far-off barbecue joint.

2. Distance to Nearest Airport:

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH): Located about 20 miles north of Downtown Houston, it takes approximately 30 minutes to drive, depending on traffic.

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU): Situated around 10 miles south of Downtown Houston, it's roughly a 20-minute drive in normal traffic conditions.

3. Road Conditions, Traffic, and Fuel:

Tolls: Houston has several toll roads, including the Sam Houston Tollway and Westpark Tollway. Texas uses the EZ TAG system for electronic toll collection, but many toll booths also accept cash.

Road Conditions: Major highways and streets in Houston are well-maintained. However, always be alert for sudden weather changes, as heavy rains can cause flooding in certain areas.

Traffic: Like any large city, Houston has its share of traffic congestion, especially during rush hours. Always factor in extra time for your journeys.

Fuel: Gas stations are abundant, and fuel prices in Texas are often lower than the national average due to the state's oil production.

4. Recommended Attractions & Routes:

Space Center Houston: Located about 25 miles southeast of Downtown, it's an easy drive via I-45 S. Dive into the wonders of space exploration.

Galveston Day Trip: Approximately 50 miles south on I-45 S, this coastal city offers beaches, historic districts, and the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier.

San Jacinto Monument & Battleground: A short 25-mile drive east on I-10, it's a pivotal site in Texas history.

Katy Mills Shopping: Around 30 miles west via I-10 W, it’s a haven for shopaholics.

5. Scenic Routes:

Bluebonnet Trail: Especially beautiful in spring, this route offers a spectacle of Texas’ state flower in bloom. It's a bit of a drive to the Brenham area, but well worth it for the scenic beauty.

Beach Drive to Surfside: Head south on Hwy 288 and then follow the coastal road to experience serene Gulf beaches without the crowds.


Houston, with its myriad of attractions, serves both as a fascinating destination and a perfect starting point for broader Texan adventures. Hiring a car provides the flexibility to not only delve deep into Houston's diverse districts but also venture out into the vast Texan landscapes that beckon with their unique charm.

Current Rental Rates in Houston

Toyota Camry

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 55.60 EUR/day
Toyota Camry

7 Days rental at 389.22 EUR from 17/06/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |

Volkswagen Jetta

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 55.60 EUR/day
Volkswagen Jetta

7 Days rental at 389.22 EUR from 17/06/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |

Kia Soul

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 57.45 EUR/day
Kia Soul

7 Days rental at 402.18 EUR from 17/06/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Houston: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Space Center Houston: Explore the wonders of space and learn about NASA's space exploration programs.
  • The Houston Museum District: Visit museums such as the Museum of Fine Arts, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.
  • The Houston Zoo: Discover a wide variety of animals from around the world at this popular zoo.
  • The Galleria: Shop till you drop at one of the largest shopping centers in Texas, featuring upscale stores, restaurants, and entertainment options.
  • Buffalo Bayou Park: Enjoy outdoor activities such as walking, jogging, biking, or kayaking along the scenic Buffalo Bayou.


Houston - Popular Destinations

  • Downtown Houston: Approximately 20 miles away.
  • The Galleria: Around 25 miles away.
  • Space Center Houston: Approximately 40 miles away.
  • Galveston Island: Around 70 miles away.
  • The Woodlands: Approximately 25 miles away.

Our Most Popular Rated Local Car Rental Suppliers from Houston

based on 4617 reviews
14 min (average wait time)
No.2: AVIS,
based on 1211 reviews
15 min (average wait time)

Houston car hire information

  • 8.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Budget US Corporate
  • € 389.20
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 55.60
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 4
    Most Popular Type:
  • 2
    Most popular model:
    Ford Edge
  • 22
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day in Houston

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