Car rental alternatives in Austin, TX

Living life right
in Austin

The beauty of Austin is that it’s not hard to have an amazing time. From the iconic Franklin BBQ to the live music scene in the South Congress neighborhood, where the SXSW music festival was born, all your senses will be delighted.

The abundance of green space in Austin means it’s easy to get into nature and cool off with a swim, but you can also find even more thrilling adventures just outside of the city. Start living life Austin style in your Austin airport car rental.

Austin Favorites

Whether you’re more of a lounger or an active outdoorsy type, you’ll find just the right spot to make your trip pop. Hop in your Austin car rental to check out these highlights.

Zilker Park

Potentially the most attractive feature of Austin, Zilker Park is home to Lady Bird Lake for excellent hiking and biking, the epic Barton Springs Pool, and iconic festivals like Austin City Limits.

The Continental Club

With six decades of history on this stage, this club is the heart of Austin’s famous music scene, so put on your most respectable dancing shoes and get ready to boogie next to someone famous.

Congress Bridge

You know a city is unpretentious when one of the favorite local activities is gathering at sunset to watch millions — yes, millions — of bats flutter to life and take off from this beautiful bridge.

Top hosts in Austin, TX

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May K. All-Star Host
1,449 trips Joined Nov 2016
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May and Aida made my car rental a breeze. I would rent a car from them again if I'm in the Austin area.
Matthew - June 4, 2019
If i will come back to Austin i will definitely rent a car from May
Vlad - October 6, 2019
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Pavel D. All-Star Host
114 trips Joined Sep 2017
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First time using Turo. Won’t rent a car again. Loved the ease and choices of cars.
Philip - October 7, 2019
Pavel is THE BEST HOST ON TURO. I have been on 5 trips on TURO now and Pavel has by far and away exceeded all possible expectations for renting a vehicle. Not only was it a dream come true to drive his car, but he made the experience even more of a pleasure with his timely responses, flexibility and all around awesome customer service. WILL RENT FROM PAUL AGAIN
Seth - October 7, 2019
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Hit the road

While there are other big cities you can easily get to from Austin, book your Austin car rental on Turo so you don’t miss these favorite local getaways.

Longhorn Cavern

It’s not everyday you get to explore underground caves carved out by a river. Make the one-hour drive in your Austin car rental for the mild walking tour or the wild spelunking adventure.

Dripping Springs

Just a 45-minute drive in your Austin car rental, the name of this city really says it all. Go for a swim in the totally unreal sparkling waters at the natural Hamilton Pool, and explore the historic downtown.


This little town is packed full of Texan specials, including two incredible swimming holes — Blue Hole and Jacob’s Well — and the Bella Vista Olive farm. Hop in your Austin car rental for the 45-minute drive.

Average ratings in Austin (4.9 stars)

Volkswagen CC 2014
He was very nice, easy to communicate. He is also friendly. If you plan to rent a car in Austin, check out with Juan. He is very professional with nice cars.
Donghyun K. - July 11, 2019
Lexus IS 250 2007
May and Aida made my car rental a breeze. I would rent a car from them again if I'm in the Austin area.
Matthew M. - June 4, 2019
FIAT 500 2014
If i will come back to Austin i will definitely rent a car from May
Vlad T. - October 6, 2019
Honda Civic 2014
Great experience. Good car at a fair price in a city where rental cars are way overpriced. Definitely recommend.
Christopher S. - April 6, 2019
First time using Turo. Won’t rent a car again. Loved the ease and choices of cars.
Philip M. - October 7, 2019
Chevrolet Spark 2017
Best person to rent a car from...
Lorena B. - August 7, 2019
Audi A8 2015
John came to the airport and dropped the car off curbside. It was really impressive and so much easier than traditional rental cars. His A8 was great and drove like a dream.
Ryan H. - September 25, 2018
Lexus HS 250h 2011
Great first experience with Turo. I will rent a car this way again.
Lorraine A. - July 25, 2019
Lexus IS 250 2014
Great host. Pickup/dropoff was seamless and great communication and service to adjust the trips for as long as I needed it. Both Ricardos cars are in pristine condition, and great to use as rentals for upwards of a month. I definitely recommend Ricardo if you are in the Austin area, whether short, or extended amount of time
Brendan K. - October 13, 2019
Lexus ES 350 2008
Clean car. May responds very quickly first time using Turo while my car is in the shop. Much better than going to a car rental.
Anthony A. - September 13, 2019
Volvo 240 1985
Great car, great rental experience all around.
Jeremy C. - April 29, 2019
Toyota Prius v 2012
Smooth car rental transaction. The car was clean, runs great and Ritesh is quick to communicate. Thanks for a breezy trip!
Iris R. - May 28, 2019
Hyundai Genesis 2013
Very easy car rental. Pickup and return went smooth. Great car. Thanks ray!
Barak S. - November 25, 2018
Toyota Camry 2016
It doesn’t get any easier to rent a car than Garrett’s Camry! He makes the process so easy and so smooth!
Lauren H. - August 14, 2019
Lexus ES 350 2013
This is the second rental from May and will definitely rent a car from May again!
Amrou A. - September 18, 2018
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2017
This is a great way to rent a car. Will definitely use Turo in the future
Kelly L. - May 22, 2019
Ford Mustang 2014
Choice and his biz partner were amazing! This was my first turo rental and they made the whole thing so easy. I am an idiot that didn't read it was in South austin so I was late picking up and they accommodated my lateness and still found a way for me even though I was so late. I also wanted to return the car early since I realized I wouldn't make it on time the next morning with traffic and they accommodated that too! When I dropped off, I even got a ride to target (because I left my keys at home) so I didn't have to wait at an apartment complex in the dark. So nothing went right for my day except for how much fun the car was. Obviously we rode with the top down and it was so fun. A little hot cuz, well, Texas, but so much fun. He showed me how all the stuff worked and everything and let me go. Can't ask for more convenient. I would totally rent from him and this car again. 5 stars! (Or whatever the max is)
Amanda W. - October 7, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2008
Emily was very flexible with us. We arrived to Austin 2 hours early and Emily went out of her way to give us the car earlier than agreed. Very happy with the rental. I will rent from her again when in Austin and in need of a car.
Marcelo S. - October 10, 2019
Nissan Altima 2020
Konstantin's car is literally a brand new car. We just hit 1,000 miles on our trip. It's awesome! Konstantin himself was very right on time, great service mind, the pickup and drop off were seamless. Also the car was spotless. Highly recommend and definitely rent his car again if we come back to Austin.
Parinda T. - October 15, 2019
Steven Edward
Chevrolet Corvette 2019
Great second rental with Zuhair's Corvette, still as good! Recommended to anyone who wants to enjoy Austin in a cool car!
Steven Edward T. - October 16, 2019
Toyota Prius 2010
Hands down best car rental experience I’ve had! Great communication, flexibility, and the ride was smooth. I will definitely use this car again! Thanks Ritesh!
Devon R. - November 10, 2018
Lexus CT 200h 2012
Very pleased. Ritesh was very professional and friendly. Never done this before. I will definitely start doing this instead of car rental agencies.
Matthew L. - June 7, 2019
Ford Fusion 2014
Trey was very flexible with our flight being delayed, and our slight offset in departure time. Trey's car was actually nicer to drive than the Cadillac we rented on our last vacation from a normal car rental. Picking up airport curbside and on our way in 5 minutes is lightyears better than the traditional car rental experience. 5 stars!
Yao-Tian W. - October 28, 2018
Toyota Matrix 2008
As always one of the best providers on turo, if not the absolute best provider. If you're looking to rent a car I would recommend May 100%
Edward H. - May 24, 2019
Toyota Matrix 2008
Best renter on turo. If you're looking to rent a car, you have to go with May.
Edward H. - April 5, 2019
Lexus CT 200h 2012
I needed a car just for the weekend and was so happy to have rented this one! The Lexus hybrid was amazing on gas, made me feel like I was driving a luxury brand, and Ritesh was even more cool by helping drop me off to my hotel after the rental completed. I will definitely be renting this again next time I'm in Austin for work! Thanks!!!
Shantanu D. - July 23, 2018
Chrysler 200 2012
We really enjoyed out quick trip to Austin and driving this luxury car. Great communication. Thank you!
Robyn S. - May 26, 2019
Subaru Crosstrek 2019
Bojan's made the rental process easy! He was flexible when I changed my trip time the day before my pickup. His wife was there to hand off the keys during pick-up and Bojan greeted me upon drop-off. Great communication and the car was a dream!
Christalle B. - September 21, 2019
Ford Mustang 2014
I just needed a car for practical reasons but riding with the top down was still really fun. My parents were in town and I was able to take them on a cruise around Austin, they loved it!!
Katrina D. - September 23, 2019
Lexus IS 350 2016
Nicholas was very communicative and very flexible with the trip. He made it very easy with the process, I am a first time renter and I highly recommend him for your first trips if you’re ever in Austin.
Mario A. - September 30, 2019
Jaguar F-TYPE 2016
Outstanding young man! The car was as described. Nick Was punctual, kept in line with the agreement! This car is so much fun!! Must rent when in Austin
Nidal B. - October 1, 2019
Chevrolet Camaro 2019
Trent was quick to respond and great host! Great car to cruise the city with the top down . He was flexible with time and made the best of the trip. Awesome car!
Ricky H. - September 30, 2019
Chevrolet Camaro 2019
Trent was amazing! Super easy pick and drop off. Was very available for any questions, if we had any. The car was soo much fun! Maybe too much, now my wife wants a Camaro like his. Haha. Hope to rent again next time we’re in Austin!
Ryan J. - September 28, 2019
Toyota Prius v 2012
This was, BY FAR, my best Turo experience yet! I was in town for 2 weeks for work, and this Prius V was a perfect car for my daily commute. Ritesh made the whole transaction so easy and convenient. He picked me up curbside at the airport and didn't need the annoying ride to his house. At the end of the rental, he was waiting at the departure curb. No hassle, no fuss, so fast and simple! The car was spotless and the amazing gas mileage was an added bonus! I will definitely rent from Ritesh again next time! I can't recommend this Turo host enough!
Nancy H. - September 30, 2019
Toyota Camry 2017
Ali was very responsive and flexible when we were running a little behind for pickup/drop off. The car was very clean and drove smoothly. It was the perfect car for my family during our trip to Austin. This was our second time using Ali’s car and we’re sure to do so again in the future. Thank you Ali!
Natalie T. - October 1, 2019
BMW 5-Series 2019
Pavel is THE BEST HOST ON TURO. I have been on 5 trips on TURO now and Pavel has by far and away exceeded all possible expectations for renting a vehicle. Not only was it a dream come true to drive his car, but he made the experience even more of a pleasure with his timely responses, flexibility and all around awesome customer service. WILL RENT FROM PAUL AGAIN
Seth H. - October 7, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2013
I loved my first experience using Turo as Emily made it easy as could be. She was always available to answer questions and the car was a joy to drive. When I come back to Austin I will definitely try to rent from her again. Highly recommend. :)
Kimberly I. - October 8, 2019
Acura TLX 2016
Enjoyed Ricardo’s well-maintained ride on our recent trip to Austin for a wedding — Everything was as described and better!
Luke C. - October 9, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2012
Car + Ricardo where perfect. Hope to rent again when I fly to Austin
Wayne G. - October 4, 2019
Toyota Prius c 2015
Davie did above and beyond to make sure I will have the best experience with the car. He was communicative and quick to reply when we encountered an issue and took care of even the smallest details. The car itself ran perfectly, and the fuel efficiency made this trip affordable and convenient. I strongly recommend renting this car from Davie.
Eyal W. - October 3, 2019
Toyota Prius 2007
Great host!! Super attentive and left the car with gas tank to the top when pick up! Always very responsive and a great cool guy! Thanks for making our trip to Austin so much easier!
Matías S. - October 12, 2019
Lexus GS 350 2010
I've rented from May multiple times and every time it has been great. Communication is great and fast every time and the vehicles are great value. We highly recommend renting cars through May to everyone we know and everyone looking for a cheap reliable service.
Jesper H. - October 12, 2019
Porsche Boxster 2015
Amazing car. Gregg was so accommodating also. Always very quick to answer any questions I had. A wonderful car for our weekend getaway to Austin! Highly, highly recommend. Would rent again next time we’re here.
Taner P. - October 8, 2019
Toyota Avalon Hybrid 2013
Ritesh is a fantastic communicator and very friendly & personable. The car was flawless for us during our day trip and we happened to meet in-person during our drop-off and it was as if we’d bumped into an old friend. He knows a lot about Austin, surrounding areas, and the opportunities therein.
Ken S. - October 15, 2019
Mercury Milan 2011
Absolutely zero complaints. Impeccable service. If all people on Turo are like Michael then I will never use another car rental agency again. Thank you for everything Michael.
Donald B. - November 8, 2018
Toyota Prius 2010
Emily’s car rental was quick and convenient. She walked me through every step and drop off took me about 2 minutes. Would recommend
Connell S. - December 11, 2018
Ford C-Max Hybrid 2015
My trip was so flawless with Chessie; from the ease of pick-up and drop-off to the overall Turo experience. I highly recommend Chessie for your car rental needs
CYNTHIA P. - August 6, 2018
Toyota Corolla 2013
Loved my entire trip using May's car rental service. Very easy & no hassle at all. Communication was great. My family & I enjoyed our time with our rental. Will defenetly rent again through her.
Corinna M. - April 14, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2012
From picking me up at the airport to coordinating the return everything was VERY easy. The car was clean, well maintained and MUCH better than the tin cans that you get from the typical car rental places. Very much recommend.
Jeff E. - June 7, 2019
Dodge Charger 2015
This was my first Turo experience and it was an excellent one. David’s Charger was a great car to rent. In addition to being a “Hemi”, it had all the goodies and was everything I hoped it would be. His directions on where to pickup the car were detailed and accurate. He kept me informed of all the rental requirements. It was a pleasure to rent from David and I highly recommend him if you have car rental needs in the Austin area.
Quentin R. - May 5, 2019
Lexus GS 350 2010
May was great and the car was very pleasurable to drive. Definitely not the last time I rent a car from her. Highly recommend.
Jesper H. - May 26, 2019
Ford Focus 2014
Mario was awesome to rent a car with and the car was great! Would definitely rent again.
Erika S. - March 9, 2019
Chevrolet Spark 2017
Brad's car is clean, in very good conditions and perfect to move around Austin. I definitely recommend to rent a car with Brad. Easy check-in and check-out, punctual and super organized.
Irene R. - June 4, 2018
Lexus HS 250h 2011
Ritesh was a extreme pleasure to work with. He takes very good car of his vehicles and was available for any questions I had. I will definitely rent from him again in the future if needed he made everything from beginning to the very end a smooth transition even with me requesting a last minute day rental 😁😁😁
Shomeka J. - September 17, 2019
Chevrolet Corvette 2019
This Corvette is excellent, both sleek and quick. Zuhair was completely friendly and accommodating through the entire process. I gave up on using rental car agencies this year as I travel all of the country, and Zuhair rates as a strong VIP contact. I will surely use him again and will refer friends as well. Thanks again, Zuhair!
Tracy G. - September 20, 2019
Acura TL 2011
Adnan is a cool guy! His vehicle is smooth and enjoyable to drive. It’s user friendly and just all around comfortable to drive around the city of Austin in. Definitely enjoyed my trip, highly recommend.
Cedrick A. - September 21, 2019
Renting with Nathan was very easy and professional. The flexibility when needing to extend the rental twice for work was excellent. The car was clean, in perfect condition and drove great! I would definitely rent again when I come back to town.
Jason E. - September 21, 2019
Porsche Boxster 2011
Tyler was fantastic. Highly recommend him and the Porsche. I needed s car same day rental and Tyler accommodated me, was great on pick-up and drop-off on very short notice. Car runs great. Fun convertible. I will definitely use him again.
John B. - September 21, 2019
Ford Mustang 2017
I had a blast driving Adam’s Mustang GT! It’s in great condition, and the aftermarket exhaust sounds fantastic. Like he said, though, the exhaust is a bit loud. Adam is passionate about cars (it was great swapping car stories) and the renting experience, so I highly recommend renting from him.
William W. - September 23, 2019
Porsche Panamera 2010
My aunt was coming to town and requested that I find a car that roomy but fun. This Panamera was exactly that. Large trunk, plenty of legroom in back (brother is 6'). It was a lot of fun to tour around the outer parts of the city and show them Austin. Gregg was very nice and easy to work with. Definitely would Turo from him or this car again.
Robert E. - September 20, 2019
Nissan Sentra 2012
Alan is a superhost! He was so accommodating and also very helpful with gaining insight on what to do around Austin. So glad I booked with him and will definitely be booking with him again without a doubt. Thanks for everything Alan! Made my trip super special :-).
Urie S. - September 18, 2019
FIAT 500 2014
Mary made it super easy to pick up and return the car, if I am ever in Austin again , def using Mary's car again! The fiat is also a cool car, it is small but when your driving it feels like your in a full size car, and it's great ok gas! Thanks Mary!
Julian N. - September 24, 2019
Volkswagen Eos 2009
Had a great time riding around Austin in Blakes VW. Great date and great car!
Luis T. - September 25, 2019
Toyota Prius 2009
I had some issues with the brakes on the car i rented so i let Edgar know and he responded within a few minutes. He was i nice and so polite. He swapped the cars out within a few hours. Definitely would rent again!
Jillian L. - September 24, 2019
Subaru Impreza 2017
James was excellent and the car was great for our needs while in Austin
Brion H. - September 29, 2019
Alfa-romeo Giulia 2019
Top notch service. Communication from the get-go could not have been better. I travel into Austin quite frequently and certainly look to work with Lux again. Car was great.
Nicholas S. - September 28, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2009
May is Awesome & Sweet. This was a very easy process without any complications, if ever in the Austin TX area and need a reasonable car May's Toyota will do it ! Thank you !
Geovanny L. - September 29, 2019
Volkswagen CC 2014
The CC was a remarkable car - clean, comfortable, and quiet. Enough horsepower in sport mode to manage Austin traffic. And I can’t say enough about how flexible and accommodating - not to mention genuine and helpful - Juan was. Good car, great human.
John P. - October 7, 2019
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012
Ed was very nice and accommodating with the rental. Very nice car.
Travis R. - October 4, 2019
BMW I8 2019
Ryan maintained an open line of communication and was extremely accommodating to my needs. The vehicle itself was amazing. Beautiful car! I would recommend Ryan to everyone visiting Austin!
Tiffany K. - October 7, 2019
Maserati Ghibli 2015
By far, one of the best hosts in Turo. Will continue to rent from Jeff. Amazing car, amazing host, amazing service. Nothing more to ask for.
Eric E. - October 1, 2019
Hyundai Elantra 2017
Car was great, easy pickup and dropoff! Would recommend for a stress free rental. Thanks!
Andre F. - October 1, 2019
Toyota Matrix 2008
The Best on Turo. If you're looking for a rental, rent from May.
Edward H. - October 5, 2019
Toyota Camry 2014
This car was everything and anything you could want for a few days in a large city. Inexpensive , clean , great gas mileage. To top it off, an excellent responsive host. Asser was very flexible with our in time flights and our departures, and he made my first time with turo a breeze and very smooth. I will 100% be going through him again when I return to Austin in the future, thanks again Asser!
NICK M. - October 1, 2019
Dodge Challenger 2015
Spent several days with friends in and around the Austin area. Amazing car, great to drive and Santi was incredibly helpful to make sure the pick up and drop off was effortless.
Mark J. - October 6, 2019
Audi A4 2008
Stefan and Elza are wonderful hosts. They went above and beyond to make the rental easy. The Audi was a great car!
Sean G. - October 10, 2019
Arriana Nichole
Kia Soul 2017
This was my first time renting with Turo. Kimi made everything really easy for us and dropped the car off to us at the airport. It was so much easier than going to a rental car place! The car was very clean and spacious. I was very pleased!
Arriana Nichole M. - October 12, 2019
Honda Accord Hybrid 2017
Lovely car, painless car rental! The hybrid Accord I rented got 50 miles per gallon. Emily was very easy to get in touch with and flexible when I needed to extend my rental by a day.
Cranky S. - April 28, 2018
Lexus CT 200h 2012
Ritesh's Lexus CT 200h was amazing! It was very clean, well maintained and super fuel efficient! Highly recommended! I really enjoyed the ease of use of the Turo car rental process and will use again and recommend to others.
Mark R. - July 2, 2018
BMW M2 2017
Fantastic car, a blast to drive, lots of smiles. Kate and Matt were great communicators, punctual, and accommodating. Car was delivered spotless and with an ease far superior to any generic car rental agency. Highly recommend.
Jared L. - December 2, 2018
Toyota Yaris 2008
Great renting experience! Emily and Issac made this car rental easy and enjoyable. Car was clean and ran great. They are also located near a bus stop, so picking up and returning the car was convenient. Thanks!!!
Stephen Z. - January 11, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2014
Kenny is the only person I would rent a car from. I haves rented twice from him and was great. Will rent again when I need to again
Jesus A. - October 5, 2018
Chevrolet Spark 2017
Perfect as always. I trust Brad 100%. I know I do not need to worry when I rent a car with him
Irene R. - October 2, 2018
Nissan Sentra 2013
Ben was an excellent person to rent a car from — communicative, flexible and friendly. The car was immaculately clean and functioned very well.
Thomas L. - October 1, 2018
Toyota Yaris 2015
Davie's car got great mileage and he was easy to work with. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to rent a car without the ridiculous expense of a rental company.
Julia G. - October 28, 2018
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2014
Christopher was great! Answered all of my questions quickly and was very personable. He was extremely flexible with our trip times and I was very impressed with his car! The car was pristine and very well maintained! The most comfortable ride I’d ever experienced! If you are coming into Austin you would be smart to rent a car from Christopher! You will not be disappointed.
Michael G. - July 25, 2018
Toyota Camry Hybrid 2012
Lukasz was a great example of what Turo should be all about - Super convenient, great value, and service. Totally made our trip worry free and no standing in line at the car rental office - he met us at the airport curbside and the hand-off was seamless.
Notto J. - August 28, 2018
Volkswagen Passat 2013
This was the first time I used Turo. I was impressed with Juan's attention to detail and concern that I knew what I should before driving off. The car was immaculate and ran perfectly. On a scale of 1 to 10, Juan gets a 10+. I will gladly use Juan's car again when I need a car rental for a few days.
Daniel K. - May 1, 2019
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2010
The car was amazing! The Mercedes was so much fun to drive, great condition, and honestly my favorite car I have ever driven(And I’ve had BMWs Jaguars to a 1969 Mustang).Was more than just a car rental, but a vacation that my fiancé and I enjoy, even just going to the grocery store became a special experience. Carlos was awesome! Not only was he a kind, friendly, reliable guy, but he truely wanted us to have the best experience possible!! When there was a confusion on my part about pickup time, he was understanding and went out of his way to make sure we were able to get the car and not have to cancel. Highly recommend both Carlos and his beautiful ride!
Lucas H. - May 29, 2019
Jaguar F-TYPE 2015
An amazing car with a perfect mix of luxury and performance. Would recommend over any other listing in Austin, especially considering the price.
Mark D. - September 3, 2018

Best Austin driving roads

Lime Creek Road

For satisfying curves and stunning lake views at once, take your Austin car rental toward Travis Lake and pick up Lime Creek Road outside of Cedar Hill.

Highway 183

Get some impressive lakeviews and a few thrilling twisties in your Austin car rental by taking Highway 183 north from the city and catching Ranch Road 1431 to Marble Falls.

Ranch Road 1323

Head west in your Austin car rental on Highway 290 and 281 to pick up this undulating ranch road that winds through wild, sparsely populated hill country.