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Car Hire San Antonio 

Exploring San Antonio With Your Hire Car: Your Essential Guide


San Antonio, with its rich history, vibrant culture, and a blend of Spanish and Texan charm, is a must-visit when in the Lone Star State. Hiring a car is an excellent way to ensure you make the most of your stay in this dynamic city. Here’s a comprehensive guide to get you started.

1. Proximity to San Antonio International Airport:

Distance: San Antonio's downtown area is conveniently located just about 8-10 miles south of San Antonio International Airport. With a rental car, you can reach the heart of the city in roughly 15-20 minutes via US-281 S.

2. Tolls, Road Conditions, and Traffic:

Toll Roads: While San Antonio doesn’t have a dense network of toll roads, it's good to be aware of Loop 1604 and SH 130 if you plan to drive beyond the city.

Road Conditions: Roads are generally in good condition, but always be cautious of occasional construction zones.

Traffic: Like any major city, morning (7-9 am) and evening (4-7 pm) rush hours can be congested. If possible, plan your drives outside of these hours.

3. Fuel:

Fuel Stations: There’s a good density of gas stations throughout San Antonio, with many open 24/7. Fuel prices in Texas are often lower than the national average, making road trips more economical.

Fuel Type: Most rental cars will run on regular unleaded gasoline. Always confirm with your rental agency.

4. Must-Visit Attractions:

The Alamo: Just a 10-minute drive from the heart of downtown, the Alamo is San Antonio’s most iconic landmark, capturing the essence of Texas’ fight for independence.

San Antonio River Walk: Located downtown, this urban waterway is lined with shops, restaurants, and historical sites.

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park: Roughly 10 miles south of downtown, explore a series of missions that date back to the 1700s.

Natural Bridge Caverns: About a 30-minute drive northeast, witness stunning underground rock formations and cave chambers.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas: Located about 18 miles northwest of downtown, this amusement park is perfect for thrill-seekers.

5. Scenic Routes:

Hill Country Drive: Head north on I-10 towards Boerne and the Texas Hill Country. This route offers rolling hills, vineyards, and picturesque views, especially during the spring wildflower season.

San Antonio to Fredericksburg: A roughly 1.5-hour drive, this route takes you through the heart of Texas wine country with multiple stops for wine tasting and local cuisines.


San Antonio, with its mix of history and modern attractions, offers visitors a unique experience. By hiring a car, you grant yourself the freedom to explore at your own pace, uncovering the hidden gems of this Texan treasure.

Current Rental Rates in San Antonio

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 81.74 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 572.20 EUR from 12/12/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |

Ford Focus

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 82.00 EUR/day
Ford Focus

7 Days rental at 574.05 EUR from 12/12/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 82.26 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 575.88 EUR from 12/12/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |

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

  • Despite only being the second largest city in Texas, San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the USA.
  • There are six different military bases in San Antonio including the Lackland Air Force Base which replaced Kelly Air Force base.
  • Local basketball team the San Antonio Spurs has won the NBA four times.
  • One and a third million people live in San Antonio and it is one of the fastest growing cities in the US.
  • A popular tourist attraction in San Antonio is the Stock Show and Rodeo which is a massive ranching event.


San Antonio - Popular Destinations

Best car rental companies in San Antonio

No.1: AVIS,
based on 1211 reviews
15 min (average wait time)

San Antonio car hire information

  • 6.6/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Avis US Corporate
  • € 572.18
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 81.74
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 3
    Most Popular Type:
  • 1
    Most popular model:
    Chevrolet Tahoe
  • 11
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day in San Antonio

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