Car rental alternatives in Houston, TX

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As one of the most diverse cities in the country, Houston has a lot to offer on many fronts, including fantastic food from every corner of the world, enthralling museums, and beautiful outdoor spaces where you can do everything — enjoy a movie or settle into an al fresco reading room.

Make your way through one of the most exciting cities in Texas in your Houston airport car rental alternative, and also bask in the scenery of the nearby Gulf of Mexico and Texas Hill Country.

Houston favorites

Houston is chock full of well designed green spaces and truly mind-blowing eats, so take your Houston car rental alternative out to sample these gems.

Buffalo Bayou Park

This 160-acre park is an impressive respite from the bustling city, and is a beautiful place to rent boats or bikes. You can also tour and see shows in the strange, awesome underground cistern.

Chow down on crawfish

Crawfish is no joke in this Gulf-side town. You can’t go wrong with the classic table-top spread with corn cobs, but don’t miss the spicy Viet-Cajun style unique to Houston.

Space Center Houston

At the Space Center, you can not only see a large collection of moon rocks and spaceship exhibits, you can also tour NASA facilities where astronauts train.

Top hosts in Houston, TX

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Papa Z. All-Star Host
2,779 trips Joined Aug 2016
Typically responds in 18 minutes

Recent reviews

Honestly at first I was skeptical about renting a car from any service other than the big car rental companies. Mr. Papa erased that skepticism. It is a great experience working with him, and I will continue to use his services from here on out. Highly recommend his vehicles. There are many choices. This VW golf was absolutely perfect
Nathan - October 2, 2018
The most seamless car rental experience with a warm host from pickup and return makes renting from Papa Zack the choice when in Houston! Will definitely rent from him again when in town!
Albert - April 6, 2018
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Vlad B. All-Star Host
1,799 trips Joined Feb 2017
Typically responds within 1 minute

Recent reviews

Needed a car without getting fleeced by the big name car rental companies and Vlad came through with the Optima. Excellent ride and definitely appreciate it.
Asa - April 8, 2019
Vlad was super helpful! Great experience! Would definitely rent again! Thanks
Megan - August 31, 2019
Skip the rental car counter

Hit the road

Book your Houston car rental alternative on Turo and get out of town to hit the hills, the beach, and other awesome Texas cities.


Only an hour out of the city in your Houston car rental alternative, Galveston is the hot beach spot where locals revel in long seaside days with great BBQ, and even horseback riding.


Known for its rocking live music scene, it’s worth the three-hour drive in your Houston car rental alternative to get your dose of Austin weird, and some killer swimming holes.

Brazos Bend State Park

In less than an hour in your Houston car rental alternative, you can be hiking or biking in nature at this state park. It’s also home to an observatory where you can stargaze on clear nights.

Average ratings in Houston (4.8 stars)

MINI Cooper 2009
Every time is the easiest simplest best experience to rent a car in Houston will keep renting from Jerry
Santiago M. - April 27, 2018
smart fortwo 2012
Business trip. George went the extra mile! Forget other car rental companies! I’m staying with George!
Janice M. - August 25, 2019
Toyota Camry 2014
Laurie is such an amazing person. I personally never met her, but the whole transaction was such a smooth process. It was totally satisfactory. If I ever visit Houston again, I would definitely use Laurie for my car rental needs. It would be my pleasure to recommend Laurie to my friends and Families for their car rental in Houston.
Hasmukh P. - June 5, 2019
Maserati Ghibli 2018
Kiran is the best person to rent a car from, he is flexible very understanding and reasonable. My first car rental on turo and he made it a great experience
Kwabena A. - September 2, 2019
Kia Optima 2018
Needed a car without getting fleeced by the big name car rental companies and Vlad came through with the Optima. Excellent ride and definitely appreciate it.
Asa M. - April 8, 2019
Honda Accord 2018
The Honda Accord sport was great! Great on gas, sporty look and spacious. TGTM car rental was punctual, easy to contact and the vehicle was clean. Highly recommend TGTM car rental to anyone for their variety of affordable vehicles!
Derrick M. - September 8, 2019
Ford Fusion 2015
Fun car. Good rental experience
Noah R. - August 28, 2019
Volkswagen New Beetle 2007
Best Car Rental on Turo. Period.
Manuel G. - February 9, 2019
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2014
Good job I would rent a car again from y’all
Thomas C. - June 27, 2019
Toyota Camry 2006
Renting with Turo was relatively easy and a much better value than going with another car rental company. It made it possible to rent a car during my visit in Texas. Thank you for making it affordable.
Debbie T. - July 2, 2018
BMW 5 Series 2013
Great company would recommend them to anybody that wants to rent a car in that area.
SeiQuann K. - June 30, 2019
Volkswagen Golf 2015
Honestly at first I was skeptical about renting a car from any service other than the big car rental companies. Mr. Papa erased that skepticism. It is a great experience working with him, and I will continue to use his services from here on out. Highly recommend his vehicles. There are many choices. This VW golf was absolutely perfect
Nathan E. - October 2, 2018
Honda Accord 2017
Seamless car rental experience. Would rent from Ali again.
Grace M. - July 9, 2018
Honda Accord 2018
More convenient than conventional car rental. Thanks Ali!
Daniel C. - October 25, 2018
MINI Cooper 2009
Always very easy process from beginning to end best car rental experience ever will keep renting from Jerry every time I'm in Houston
Santiago M. - April 21, 2018
Hyundai Accent 2017
Tarif is polite, understanding and accommodating. His rental cars are operate smoothly and you almost don't want to give it back lol He made rental process both quick and seamless, and had no problem with the extended trip. His polite professionalism really helped me out alot. I will be renting from again when need be.
Sheryl S. - December 24, 2018
Nissan Cube 2009
Lorenzo made me never want to rent at a Enterprise Car rental or any other rental place again. He is very pleasant and I needed to extend last minute and he accepted my extension within 2 minutes. His pickup location is in the heart of the city, which is a HUGE plus. This was my first Turo rental so he set the standards high. When I let him know I was having problems with app before check in he helped me get to the pick up location. He was great. In week I may be renting from him again, unless of course you have read this review and have booked by then😁... Thanks Lorenzo!!!!! You were great!
Meagan C. - September 20, 2018
BMW 6 Series 2017
My name is Vancleve Bonner, I had to come to Houston Texas to pick up my son Oliver Bonner and needed a affordable car. Dioni Verango reaches out to me and said consider certified Luxury Autos. We have luxury autos for a good price. I then went to the Instagram page and seen a selection of cars. Dioni recommended the 640I BMW. I said ok and decided to try it. Bruce Bray then reaches out to me as a rep, answered every question I had and brought the car to me on time, clean with great energy, and customer service. I recommend Certified Luxury Autos as the number one rental company in Houston Texas and Houston surrounding counties.
Van B. - March 24, 2019
Hyundai Sonata 2016
This was the best car rental experience I've had. So easy, great car, great communication...I highly recommend!
Kathleen M. - April 3, 2018
Hyundai Elantra 2011
Very good service, thank you for good car rental service. I enjoyed my trip about 10 days without any issues
Tim D. - July 29, 2018
Hyundai Sonata 2008
Best car rental experience you can ask for. I rent with them every time I’m in town.
Manuel G. - February 9, 2019
Ford Mustang 2014
The smoothest car rental I’ve ever done and I’ve rented a lot of cars in my life. And Robert Danger makes sure he responds as prompt as possible.
Loreta J. - June 1, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2015
This car and service checked all the boxes. And I️m not talking about the app Turo I️’m talking about the service from this specific person was outstanding. They just made it harder for me to like the next time I️ have to rent a car because this was by far better than any car rental place. I hope I go to Houston again just so I can rent from them again! Thanks for the exceptional service!
Julia C. - April 17, 2018
Ford Focus 2017
Tarif made the car rental so easy. He was pleasant to work with too.
Sharon K. - September 29, 2018
Chevrolet Cruze 2014
Tree was very easy to communicate with & very responsive. I appreciated the convenience of picking up the car from the airport - it was much easier than from a traditional car rental company.
Cheryl K. - August 12, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016
It’s was a awesome trip! Super clean car&very fancy! The way to pickup and return is so dope! Also the owner is very nice guy! If you wanna rent a car this one is definitely your first choice!
Zihan W. - June 21, 2019
Hyundai Sonata 2013
It was a pleasure experience rent a car from AYMAN He’s professional, committed and decent His car was fit to purpose with money value His way dealing with customers amazing, with nice smile and respect Thanks Ayman for great service
Tamer G. - July 2, 2019
Honda Fit 2019
Mike is a great man that I have ever met. He is so kind, do gooder, he is really a good man. Thanks so much for his kindness. The car is great and it was really a good trip experiment for me. If you want to rent a car from Turo I really recommend you to choose Mike's cars. He has many choices that great cars. Thank you Mike. Best Regards.
Omer S. - June 22, 2019
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2018
The one and only for Houston luxury rentals. I’ll be helping him in anyway I can to get the word out about his fleet. He had his E 300 ready same day and communicated the entire Time. His area is safe and clean and I can leave my company cars in his area. He’s my only rental specialist any time I’m in Houston. If you need a business class or sports car same day, clean gassed and ready, get Salman.
Micah R. - September 10, 2018
Chevrolet Spark 2014
Was happy with my trip with Ziya! The car was small, clean and convenient to drive around in Houston! Ziya was always quick to respond to my queries and I was overall very satisfied with my experience with renting a car with him. Recommend, renting with Ziya :)
Shalaka V. - September 1, 2019
BMW 6 Series 2017
Bruce was truly amazing when it came to accommodating me for my trip. For starters my flight got delayed twice from Chicago and he still made sure the car was ready when I arrived. His customer service was impeccable. I will ONLY rent from him when I visit Houston
Kevin W. - August 28, 2019
Audi R8 2011
Giuseppe was very comunicative and willing to accommodate my needs to ensure the best experience out of my rental. The car was delivered in perfect condition, shiny and clean. The pick up and drop off process went smooth. Driving his car is an absolute enjoyment. The car drives like an arrow, perfectly balanced and well maintained. Usually with such cars, the ride tends to be a bit uncomfortable because of damaged or unbalanced rims but his R8 performs beautifully both in town or at highway speed. Looking at the rear mirrors you can spot the wide body arches protruding in that red beautiful color that gives you the feeling to stop, jump out and just stare at how cool that car is! Highly recommended to anyone who’s looking for a very cool and fun driving experience!
Ennio D. - September 5, 2019
Toyota Camry 2011
Recommend Y’s Toyota Camry to anyone looking for an easy convenient and reliable car rental. Responds promptly and is flexible.
Timothy M. - October 31, 2018
Dodge Dart 2013
The most seamless car rental experience with a warm host from pickup and return makes renting from Papa Zack the choice when in Houston! Will definitely rent from him again when in town!
Albert A. - April 6, 2018
FIAT 500 2012
Super guy to rent a car from. Went above an beyond to make this a pleasant first Turo experience.
Melissa B. - April 19, 2019
MINI Cooper Countryman 2016
Excellent service and such a wonderful experience as always. Very convenient and easy way to rent a car and make your days in Houston even more pleasant. Thank you very much Mateen for your great service! Simply the best!!!
Irina R. - August 20, 2018
Nissan Versa 2017
First time and I loved it! Never using airport car rental when traveling again! I felt like I borrowed a family member’s car! Zohrin was such a pleasure and helped explain the process. I felt bad because I had an early 5am flight but he was right there!
Maleka G. - August 19, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2013
Great person and a good car! I would rent a car again from Papa Zack!
Zhanibek A. - June 15, 2018
Nissan Versa 2017
Everything was great. I will definitely rent a car from Tarif if I need again. Thanks.
Turgay C. - July 24, 2018
Nissan Sentra 2008
He should be your first choice when trying to rent a car.
Diego T. - August 5, 2018
Nissan Cube 2009
Cannot imagine a simpler way to rent a car. Great car at a great price.
Remi P. - September 27, 2018
Ford Fusion 2012
Absolutely the easiest way to rent a car these days of hassle.
Jerald S. - January 23, 2019
Herverth Antonio
Chevrolet Cruze 2014
The best services at a good price with the great quality cars to makes trips easy and confortable
Herverth Antonio M. - August 19, 2019
Hyundai Accent 2018
Renting Elvia’s vehicle was a breeze. Seamless pick up & drop off. The vehicle is so fun to drive, first time on a Hyundai and loved it. The car play system was so much fun when paired with my iphone. So thankful for the nice experience. When in Houston fingers crossed I can rent it again.
Alejandro G. - August 20, 2019
Audi A5 2014
After an experience with Robert, the bar is very, very high. The guy is on it. He is my guy moving forward on Houston rentals. I come often so... yeaaaaaah...
Janson D. - September 13, 2019
Chevrolet Cruze Limited 2016
Fantastic car for our trip outside of Houston. Unlimited miles, came with a full tank, and easy pick up and return. The car is well-maintained and super clean. Everything worked perfectly. Handles corners well and fun to drive. A/C works great, blows cold right when you start the car. Highly recommend this car.
Alyssa H. - August 29, 2019
Ford Mustang 2017
He is very nice person, and take a good care for customers. I recommend his rental is the best.
Vuong V. - August 29, 2019
Audi A3 2015
Sovanrithy’s Audi A3 is an excellent car with an even more excellent owner. He was on time dropping the car off and provided clear and concise instructions for pick up and drop off. Would definitely rent another one of his cars again. Not a single issue the entire trip.
Henry L. - September 14, 2019
Kia Forte 2012
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Such a great host to rent from I’m a Turo host in Salt Lake City for the last three years so I know what it takes to do the job right and he did great. Easy pickup and drop off, and fast at communication. Just follow all the rules and the trip will go smoothly they will follow through on everything they promise to do. My flight was delayed and they still accommodated me and made it still very easy. When I come back to Houston I will rent from them again. Thanks again ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Adam B. - August 28, 2019
Polaris Slingshot 2016
This Slingshot was a great rental. We had an amazing time cruising around the city of Houston. Tip bring a pair of sunglasses and a towel. It was a great weekend seeing the sunsets and the smile on my son's face.
Daniel A. - September 9, 2019
Toyota Prius 2011
Great, convenient, punctual and by far cleanest ride. Alex makes this the most convenient rental situation you could ever walk into, he sets up a great routine for pick up/ drop off transitions that far surpass anybody. Would definitely go to Alex anytime I’m in need of a rental in Houston
Jeffrey S. - September 9, 2019
Porsche 911 2008
Andrew and Kate are awesome!! It was perfect , Great lil car (with a whole lot of cool stuff) for our quick weekend trip in Houston. Thank you again!
Pinky T. - September 8, 2019
BMW 4 Series 2014
The car rented from Stefano was great, clean, and worth the rent. The communication btwn me and Stefano was up front and clear which was very important to me. He also communicate with me clearly with concerns that I may have. Would definitely recommend to rent from him, and I know I’ll definitely rent from him when I go back to Houston.👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿
Abu J. - September 4, 2019
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2016
This car rocks & so does Patrick. This was the most pleasant, grief-free car rental experience in my many years of corporate travel. Highly recommend.
Deborah S. - May 28, 2018
Toyota Yaris 2009
Thank you for a great car rental, Jasmin! I appreciated you communication and timely and convenient pickup/dropoff at HOU Airport.
Juliette J. - August 19, 2018
Audi RS 5 2013
Had a great time with the car, Namit’s communication was thorough before and during the car rental experience. I definitely recommend booking a trip with any of his rides.
Jonathan G. - September 2, 2018
Nissan Versa 2016
Absolutely AMAZING if I ever needed to extend the time of car rental Maria made it super easy to do so, I'll definitely be booking with her again THANK YOU MARIA!
Briann B. - June 9, 2019
Chevrolet Camaro 2010
Big thanks to Bryan. Turo allowed me to be able to afford to have a proper Texas road trip in an American muscle car. The rental companies have a poor range and inferior booking tools as well as being more expensive. It was a breeze with Bryan and Turo and I am looking forward to having the chance again. New Zealand still needs more cars to catch up with the U S.
Richard M. - October 30, 2018
Tesla Model S 2016
Andy has been a great communicator, punctual and in the end this has been a great experience. Will definitely recommend Andy & TURO to anybody looking for an awesome way of the "boring" way of doing a car rental. The car is new and clean and just a fantastic all around experience for myself & the family! Thank you Andy and good luck on your future endeavors!
Hector M. - July 20, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2014
Amin was a great business owner, who was very responsive to my questions! I would rent a car from him anytime!!!
Alphonso D. - May 13, 2019
Ford Focus 2017
This was my 2nd rental with Tarif and everything went perfect. Both cars drove perfectly and Tarif was extremely helpful, accommodating, and flexible. My trips (collectively) exceeded a month and he was always responsive and timely. Never had one single issue. I will rent with Tarif again and recommend his fleet of cars to anyone in need of a car rental.
Ouyon B. - June 9, 2018
Hyundai Accent 2012
Everything went smoothly. Ziya was responsive and helpful. The Hyundai Accent is by no means a luxury car, the suspension was a little rough on Houston's pot-holedroads, but it was in good shape, and clean. I would work with Ziya again.
Gregory C. - April 14, 2019
Audi R8 2015
What a great car to rent for a great time. Papa was so easy to communicate with and it made this luxury car experience even better! My boyfriend was in absolute heaven driving this car! We will definitely rent from Papa again the next time we are in Houston!
Lisa L. - November 29, 2018
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2014
My first trip on Turo and it was amazing. Dwayne made everything super easy and his car is a 11 out of 10. I will definitely use Turo again and rent from Dwayne. A+ experience
Nabeel M. - August 25, 2019
smart fortwo 2014
The car was great! Awesome car to drive around in Houston.
Thuy B. - August 22, 2019
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2014
I've rated Dwayne and his Corvette 5 stars only because I can't rate them 6 or more. Clean very cool car in near perfect condition. I throughly enjoyed the rental and will rent from Dwyane again in the future. Stop searching and book this car!!
William A. - August 23, 2019
Acura ILX 2013
Hamza was awesome to work with! If Im back in houston I will def rent again!
Brady D. - August 23, 2019
Ford Mustang 2014
Dixie is a beautiful mustang ride that has a slick sexy look that turn head and rides smooth as possible. Easy to turn for a Ford I must say was really pleased and her host Robert danger is the best host to have for the first time in turo, thanks for the the best hospitality and I just love all the cars. I may need to drive all!
Kimberly A. - August 25, 2019
Nissan Versa 2017
Mr Zohrin made my trip to Houston very easy . He was helpful and honest man . Definitely recommend him
Mohammed A. - August 25, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2013
Naveen & Co- host was extremely professional and helpful. Giving us great recommendations for our visit in houston. I'll be sure to use him on turo in the future for my next houston trip.
Shantera C. - August 20, 2019
Dodge Dart 2015
I needed a rental car last minute and this was a great car and experience. Thanks for booking and flexibility. Will definitely use again!
DeAnza C. - August 30, 2019
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2016
I must say that proper young business-men that play clean and shoot straight ball are very hard to come across . It was my first time on Turo and was having a shady experience with another vendor on here that bragged about his inventory and how many people rent from him . Nearly gave up hope and then stumbled across sycario. Instantly his approach was a lot different and he had me set up and ready to go in minutes while the other guy gave me a day run about . If you have ever had a bad experience elsewhere , try sycario out , do not give up hope as good business men still exist ! Looking forward to more rentals only with him .
Shariff B. - August 27, 2019
Honda Civic 2008
Very friendly and helpful host, car was perfect for what we wanted for a few days in Houston.
Evan H. - September 1, 2019
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2014
First time Turo user and what a wonderful experience it was. The car performed beautifully. The sound of that large V8 is second to none. The transmission shifted like smooth as butter. As per Dwayne; just an awesome, friendly, down to earth kind of guy. I highly recommend this rental. You will not be disappointed.
Robert O. - September 1, 2019
Kia Cadenza 2014
Amazing experience. Super detailed instructions which made it really easy to follow and made the trip that much more enjoyable. Will book again for future trips to Houston.
Ian R. - September 7, 2019
smart fortwo 2014
We had a few hicks up it’s a great car to ride through Houston in
Stephanie M. - September 8, 2019
Ford Mustang 2016
Lee was great, made the experience much easier than expected. All I really wanted was a cool car to enjoy my holiday here without the headache of going through a rental process and Lee actually made it so. Very easy, not demanding and flexible. 10/10 would recommend.
Saleem T. - September 8, 2019
Honda Insight 2013
I rented the vehicle to take my honey out on a date. The car was ready for me looking super clean, smelling fresh, and with a full tank of gas. Michelle was very pleasant and we had a nice chat while her assistant was uploading pics of the car and making sure everything was ready to go. A great experience and I look forward to renting again from Michelle. The date was a success and a big part of that was everything going smoothly with the car and the rental experience.
Alejandro B. - September 2, 2019
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2014
Nice and simple, really enjoyed driving this vehicle. Will rent from Danny again if I return to Houston 👍🏾
Monica A. - August 22, 2019
Kia Optima 2013
Awesome experience using Patrick’s car. He was EXTREMELY responsive, very flexible, very thoughtful and the car was very clean. My experience was even better than what I have using a rental car company. If you are unsure about booking him, let this message be your reassurance that you should. Thank you Patrick!
Mobolaji F. - September 2, 2019
Ford Mustang 2017
Great car. Perfect for having fun and getting around Houston.
Jason S. - September 3, 2019
Hyundai Elantra 2016
That was a nice experience here in Houston. The car have a cherry smell and was very clean. The pick up and drop off process were easy.
Victor S. - September 6, 2019
Audi A6 2016
Rented a couple times from Tae now, both rentals were perfect from start to finish. Also very professional and convenient with receiving the car as well as dropping off. Will definitely rent in the future
Alia H. - September 6, 2019
jemmell (eugene)
Honda Accord Crosstour 2011
Nice car great rental, operation was snooth, no complaints at all
Jemmell (eugene) S. - July 28, 2018
BMW 6 Series 2014
Everything went very well. Papa Zack was very reassuring and helped make the process very easy. What a great experience, I will definitely refer others and use Turo for any future car rental needs.
Tesarana C. - May 1, 2018
BMW 3 Series 2011
I absolutely loved my Car Rental Expierience with Mr.Danger. The Car Was Beautiful inside and out and well maintained! Very Convienent with a Ez Toll Pass And Mister Car wash membership!
Damon H. - November 5, 2018
Ford Mustang 2014
Robert really stands out when it comes to the car rental business. Very organize and systematic with is rental process. Very responsive too. I have to give Robert A+.
Adrian V. - January 7, 2019
Chevrolet Cruze 2012
Everything was smooth! Maria was an amazing first turo experience. Car was spotless and the curbside pickup was 100x faster than any car rental service that I've ever used. A+ all around!
Alex P. - December 11, 2018
BMW M5 2013
Hands down best car rental experience I've ever had and it had nothing to do with the vehicle that I rented but it had all to do with the person renting out the vehicle. Very down to earth, extremely knowledgable when it comes to cars and always tried to make the experience convenient for me. TRUE CUSTOMER SERVICE. Which seems to be a lost art nowadays. Will DEFINITELY be doing business with them again.
Robert G. - August 4, 2018
Toyota Camry 2016
Anthony was wonderful and he made the pick-up return process so simple. Great vehicle would definitely recommend to anyone looking to rent a car.
Melina T. - February 28, 2019

Best Houston driving roads

Farm-to-Market 149

Head north to Montgomery to catch FM 149, which shoots your Houston car rental alternative through the Sam Houston Forest for decent twisties until you’re dropped into the swooping curves of FM 3090.

Highway 59 to Victoria

For views of the truly Texan wide-open range, head west in your Houston car rental alternative and take in the scenic rolling prairies that lead into the historic downtown Victoria.

Highway 288

Head south in your Houston car rental alternative to take this scenic road all the way to the coast, or stop off at Brazos Bend State Park for a does of wildlife and glassy lakes.