Car rental alternatives in San Antonio, TX

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Prepare yourself for a Texas-sized amount of fun in San Antonio! As one of the fastest growing cities in the country, there are a bevvy of fantastic dining options and an exciting art scene coming to life, in addition to the long-time tourist draw: The Alamo.

Get your San Antonio airport car rental alternative delivered to your terminal to dive into the local culture — everything from cooking classes to historical 1840s German architecture — then hit the road in your San Antonio car rental alternative for more Texas adventures.

San Antonio Favorites

San Antonio can be enjoyed in so many different ways, so take care of the classics and then hit the road to see what else finds you.

The River Walk

It’s popular with tourists for a reason. This pedestrian path is packed with museums, shops, and great spots to eat, drink, and be merry. Start in the Pearl District for the less hectic experience.

San Pedro Springs Park

It’s always a great time for a dip when the pool is the large sparkling oasis at this free park, which has been luring in swimmers for centuries. Don’t forget your grill to stay all day.

The Alamo

While a historical trip back in time to The Battle of the Alamo may seem hot and overwhelming, the nighttime ghost tour will give you a very different take on the national monument — one you will never forget.

Top hosts in San Antonio, TX

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Best host I’ve ever experienced, willing to accommodate through any adversity that may arise! Highly recommend for every trip in San Antonio
James - September 1, 2019
Everything about the rental was right on point. Highly recommend doing business with Stephen. I'll rent from him again next time I'm in San Antonio!!
Sean - June 18, 2019
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Karlo J. All-Star Host
621 trips Joined Mar 2017
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I rented Karlos Charger. It drove well and was nice to have in San Antonio. Karlo delivered great service and had great communication. Will definitely contact him again when I’m out in San Antonio!
Eric - May 6, 2019
Karlo was easy to text, will book Toro again in San Antonio!
judy - April 2, 2019
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Hit the road

Maybe you need to cool off from the desert heat, maybe you need more city life, or maybe you just want to get lost in nature. Book your San Antonio car rental alternative on Turo and you’ll be right on your way.

San Marcos

A day at the San Marcos river inevitably means tubing. Yes, you can also kayak or swim, but the tube is king. Head northeast about an hour in your San Antonio car rental alternative to get your splash on.


For all the cosmopolitan allure of big city life, make the three-hour drive in your San Antonio car rental alternative and check out the International Space Centre, where space shuttles still call in problems.

Big Bend National Park

It’s a hefty six-hour drive along the Rio Grande in your San Antonio car rental alternative to get to this park, but the remote, mountainous wilderness along the border is stunning and magical.

Average ratings in San Antonio (4.9 stars)

Scion xD 2009
David Scion is great! Perfect to park and great on gas. Also has a great pickup. David was really helpful throughout the rental and suggested the best places to visit from a local’s perspective. I would definitely rent again and would recommend his Scion to anyone looking to rent a car in San Antonio!
Asiri S. - August 25, 2018
Jaguar F-TYPE 2016
This car rocks! Stephen had it spotless for my arrival and was great with communication. Will absolutely rent again the next time I'm in San Antonio.
Josh S. - January 15, 2020
Dodge Challenger 2013
Very professional and friendly. Quality Cars to ride in. A highlight of my trip to San Antonio
John O. - October 12, 2019
Chevrolet Malibu 2014
Great service, will definitely be using this service on the next trip to San Antonio.
Elias N. - October 1, 2018
Honda Accord 2009
I would use James again during my next trip ton San Antonio.
Daniel G. - October 3, 2018
Dodge Charger 2014
I rented Karlos Charger. It drove well and was nice to have in San Antonio. Karlo delivered great service and had great communication. Will definitely contact him again when I’m out in San Antonio!
Eric R. - May 6, 2019
Lexus IS 350 C 2010
Karlo was easy to text, will book Toro again in San Antonio!
Judy S. - April 2, 2019
Honda Insight 2010
I traveled all the way from CT to San Antonio, TX to attend my son
Teshea T. - April 22, 2019
Kia Optima 2013
Live’s Kia Optima was a great car for my San Antonio trip. Everything about this TURO experience was great.
Dustin T. - July 27, 2018
Porsche Panamera 2013
Date night and outing around San Antonio. Highly recommend this car. Was a sweet ride! Marc was very classy & professional.
Ruben R. - September 15, 2019
Audi A3 2017
Chad was great with everything. His car was fantastic and a very fun car to drive around San Antonio area
Zack M. - October 15, 2019
Ford Mustang 2015
Had a great time with this car! Everything went smooth! If ever back n San Antonio will definitely use again!
JaiQuan H. - August 17, 2018
Toyota Camry 2014
Perfect car for our weekend wedding getaway. definitely booking this car next time I’m in San Antonio!
Andrew W. - February 18, 2019
Honda Accord 2018
Rented Peter’s Honda for my second trip to San Antonio. He’s so easy to work with and keeps his car in amazing condition.
Unmesh P. - September 13, 2019
Chevrolet Impala Limited 2016
Mashali was extremely kind and communicative. Everything was perfect with the car and next time I’m in San Antonio, I will be trying to book with her again.
Thornton P. - November 17, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Awesome car and rental experience. If you have been wanting to try driving a tesla this is hands down the best experience and car in San Antonio. Would rent again. Thanks Jon and Tam!
Joel S. - May 20, 2019
Dodge Challenger 2016
Had a lot of fun driving this car around San Antonio. Would def rent again, thank you for making this effortless and good vacation.
Christopher L. - January 1, 2019
Kia Optima 2013
Live was super easy to deal with and provided a super nice car to get around san Antonio. Will definitely use him again on future trips! Thanks
Jackie A. - November 26, 2018
BMW 5 Series 2012
Best host I’ve ever experienced, willing to accommodate through any adversity that may arise! Highly recommend for every trip in San Antonio
James S. - September 1, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2016
Very great communication and flexible with availability. The car was clean and in proper condition. Miguel was supper nice and very helpful. Highly recommend for any visit to San Antonio :)
Phuc N. - December 22, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Family vacation to San Antonio was greatly inhanse do to our Tesla rental. Jason was a great host that respond very quickly to all questions. The car was a outstanding rental. We will rent again from Jason in the future.
Steve H. - December 2, 2019
Chevrolet Camaro 2015
He was fantastic! Super easy to coordinate with and a very cool car! Would definitely rent again when back in San Antonio :)
Sara B. - October 6, 2018
Volvo S60 2014
The car was amazing, confortable extra quite. I’m from Colombia and I was visiting San Antonio. I will rent this car for sure!!
Julián S. - August 11, 2018
Lexus IS 350 C 2010
Karlo, was easy to deal with & very accommodating to my needs. Would absolutely use his car again when I’m back in San Antonio.
Ty R. - March 9, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016
Everything about the rental was right on point. Highly recommend doing business with Stephen. I'll rent from him again next time I'm in San Antonio!!
Sean O. - June 18, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2008
Kevin was very easy to work with and was available on short notice. I’ll definitely rent from Kevin again when I return to San Antonio!
Mandy C. - September 25, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
This model 3 was the most reasonably priced and well equipped car n San Antonio, I loved it, and will definitely be back soon!
Austin M. - August 4, 2019
Kia Optima 2013
Eli was outstanding! The optima was truly optimal and optimized my time here. I would use Eli again for any future trip to the San Antonio area.
Claude B. - September 11, 2019
Toyota Camry 2012
Once again a great experience renting from Walt. Will definitely be renting from him again the next time we are in San Antonio.
Daniel I. - October 8, 2018
Hyundai Sonata 2015
Igor made it a pleasant experience and was very understanding when I needed to end my trip early! Will definitely be using him again when in San Antonio
Santiago R. - October 9, 2018
Kia Soul 2013
Julio was great to work with, he made the process smooth and was very knowledgeable about the city of San Antonio. Great renter!
Byron A. - August 18, 2018
Ford Focus 2012
Roy and his brother were great. Super nice and helpful. We will absolutely rent from Roy anytime we are in San Antonio!
Dru B. - December 16, 2018
BMW 4 Series 2014
First experience with Turo and it couldn’t of gone smoother!! Stephan was an excellent host. Car was a lot of fun to take around San Antonio.
Brian H. - April 5, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2007
Micah was so nice and helpful. I have nothing yo complain about! Will rent from him again when back to San Antonio.
Essa M. - June 19, 2019
John David
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2012
Great trip to San Antonio. Vehicle was clean and as described. Communication between Eli and I was Outstanding. Will look for vehicle again when I return.
John David E. - April 27, 2019
Dodge Charger 2014
Karlo was amazing!!! Very nice and accommodating. He had several vehicles to choose from. Looking forward to coming been to San Antonio again.
Rick M. - July 31, 2019
Dodge Charger 2014
Karlo makes accommodations to make my trip a lot easier! He has very nice well kept cars & the next time I’m in San Antonio I will definitely be renting thru him.
Naja L. - October 15, 2019
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2010
Excellent experience! Paul was great to talk to and very responsive. The car was pristine and the phone mount was a very helpful addition. I will definitely rent from Paul again the next time I am in San Antonio.
Daniel F. - November 21, 2019
Toyota Corolla iM 2017
Rented with Cody to visit a loved one in San Antonio and he was quick to answer and he made it very easy to pickup and return the car! Will be renting from him again!
Brianna R. - October 30, 2019
Volvo S60 2016
Great trip and was easy to rent the vehicle from Saher. The Volvo S60 was clean and in good working order. Made a great vehicle for our vacation. If I’m ever back in San Antonio I would rent from him again!
Matthew D. - December 31, 2019
Chevrolet Sonic 2015
Excellent Experience. Loved this TURO 🚘 I appreciate the professionalism that Shabir showed me. 👍🏽👍🏽 I highly recommend to ANYONE in San Antonio area. As I will be utilizing again. 👌🏽
Maurice T. - November 10, 2018
Lexus IS 350 C 2010
Excellent communication and convenience, Karla helped me get back to my destination also helped with advice in San Antonio, he knows the area well!!
Brian C. - September 19, 2018
Toyota Prius 2013
Althea was great! She was so sweet and communicated well. Will totally use her when I go back to San Antonio!
Bianca F. - March 18, 2019
Honda Civic 2014
Cody was very flexible with my check out time without any problem. Will be booking with him next time I come to San Antonio.
Pepe O. - July 5, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2013
Great way of doing rental cars Turo reasonable price..
Rodel C. - September 2, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2016
Beautiful clean car! The owners are awesome and very accommodating. The Volkswagen was perfect for my quick trip to San Antonio. Air conditioner worked amazing, drove perfect. All around perfect transaction, definitely recommend renting from these awesome people!
Emily C. - June 19, 2019
Ford Mustang 2012
Amazing host and perfect car!! Went to San Antonio for the DCI regional show and got to drive this beauty to the Alamo Dome. Marc is so friendly, helpful, and reliable. Definitely recommend!!!
Alexis C. - July 22, 2019
Ford Focus 2012
This was the easiest and most convenient mid-term car rental we have ever experienced. The pick-up and turn-in process was a breeze, the car was in great shape and very clean, and Roy was pleasant to work with. We recommend this owner to anyone needing a car in the San Antonio area.
Eileen D. - April 2, 2019
Jaguar F-TYPE 2016
Stephen was great to work with! This was our first time using Turo and he made the whole process very simple and stress-free. The car is amazing, from the time you hit the start button you can't stop smiling. It was very well kept, clean inside and out. Would highly recommend Stephen and the jag if your in the San Antonio area!
Chris M. - December 20, 2019
Jessica Marie
Toyota Prius 2012
Great car rental, made my trip the best ever!!
Jessica Marie S. - January 1, 2020
Audi S5 2009
Went to San Antonio for leisure and rented Jesus' car for a few days and it a sweet ride. He was easy to communicate and friendly. The car is very nice and very clean. Highly recommend.
Juan M. - August 3, 2018
Lexus IS 200t 2016
Aaron is a fantastic host! Ran into some bad luck on the way and Aaron was really understanding of what happened. If I have to rent another car in San Antonio this is definitely my first choice!
Ryan O. - February 18, 2019
Nissan 370Z 2014
This 370Z is a cool car to drive around in while visiting San Antonio! Jorge was a pleasure to deal with, great communication, easy pickup/return and convenient location just 15 min from the airport.
Jitesh M. - February 17, 2019
Hyundai Sonata 2015
Very good man after returning the vehicle he gave me a ride back to base. The car is fully loaded drive around all San Antonio and it only dropped down to a half a tank. The vehicle very fuel efficient
Steven M. - August 18, 2019
Honda Civic 2013
Igor has very easy instructions to follow when delivered to the airport. The car got us from point A to point B easily and he was kind enough to let us extend our rental time the day we had to return it. Simple and safe car to have when you visit San Antonio!
Alleah L. - October 19, 2019
Kenneth Lee
Chevrolet Camaro 2012
Communication was great and was very helpful! Had the vehicle longer than expected and Piyush was very understanding! Will definitely rent again and would recommend to all using Turo in the San Antonio Area!
Kenneth Lee L. - January 7, 2019
Honda Civic 2013
I have rented Igor's Honda Civic for 9 days in San Antonio. Vehicle was in good condition and Igor was pretty helpful with time changes and everything else. I will rent again from Igor.
Aditya V. - January 28, 2019
Lexus IS 200t 2016
Aaron was cordial, responsive, and accommodating. The Lexus IS 200t was clean, fun to drive and perfect for our sightseeing trip around San Antonio. I highly recommend! Thanks again, Aaron!
Anupam B. - December 3, 2018
Kia Optima 2013
Car was very nice/comfortable/handles well, great on gas, pick up/drop off was convenient, and communication was awesome. Great car to drive around San Antonio & surrounding areas.
Mark D. - October 16, 2018
Nissan Versa 2011
Perfect car for my couple of days in San Antonio. Car is clean, easy to drive and to park. Eli is replying fast, and gives you clear informations. I 100% recommend it
Amelie B. - March 7, 2019
Toyota Prius v 2014
Micah worked with me to pick me up at the airport last minute and was super flexible and awesome. If I need to rent again in San Antonio I’ll be sure to hit him up.
Kev I. - March 10, 2019
Ford Mustang 2015
Eli was a tremendous host. Car was clean and ready to go, with easy access from San Antonio airport. As a first-time Turo user, I thought the process is easy and driver-friendly.
Jason K. - July 12, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Daniel was very punctual, accommodating, and his car was great! It was a big hit with our family and the few friends of ours that were able to ride in his car as well. I’ll keep his info for next trip to San Antonio. Thanks again Daniel!
Adam G. - November 6, 2019
Chevrolet Camaro 2017
Karol was amazing, and extremely flexible and understanding. He gave many suggestions on things to see and do around the city, and helped make the trip a little better. The car was amazing, clean, and very fun! I’ll definitely will be using him next time I’m in San Antonio!
Alexander K. - November 5, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Chris did a great job communicating with me about drop off and pick up as well. The Model 3 is a great car and we put about 400 miles on it in 3 days--very fun to drive. It really made our trip to San Antonio enjoyable.
Kent C. - November 25, 2019
Chevrolet Camaro 2012
Piyush was warm, friendly, offered us coffee and very professional. First time using this App and would recommend Piyush whenever you need a vehicle in San Antonio! Amazing experience! The Camero was spotless and fun!
Chrystal M. - March 18, 2019
Nissan Altima 2015
Frank was a pleasure to chat with, and incredibly responsive and punctual. No issues whatsoever with the Altima, and it was perfect for our week in San Antonio. Thanks Frank!
Tiffany N. - January 19, 2019
BMW 4 Series 2014
As always, Stephen simply has the nicest automobile inventory in South Texas. Pick-Up and Drop-Off is super convenient with his lock box system. As a frequent Turo customer, he is my go-to host in San Antonio
John P. - July 8, 2019
Chevrolet Camaro 2017
Karlo went above and beyond to ensure that I had everything I needed in my trip. He was very flexible and was willing to work with me when my trip started late unexpectedly. Karlo has great communication and always got back to me in a expedient time. I recommend using any of Karlo’s vehicles if you find yourself in the San Antonio area.
Calvin L. - November 14, 2019
Ford Focus 2012
Roy's car is a sweet deal for your travel to San Antonio. The car has some serious horsepower which makes it ideal for getting around the highways and sidestreets. I would definitely rent Roy's car or recommend this vehicle to friends and family.
Paul B. - March 6, 2019
Chevrolet Camaro 2012
We needed a car for some local trips while in San Antonio for a conference. Found out about TURO (it was less than a big box rental which were all rented out anyway due to spring break), but more than Uber. The flexibility sealed the deal. Piyush was great to work with, the car was super clean, and all went well. Will definitely consider TURO on future trips. Thanks Piyush!
David N. - March 25, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016
Stephen was beyond cool. Pick up via a coded lockbox was the smoothest thing ever and I didn’t have to worry about wasting his personal time if I was running late. The car was beautiful and the turo process was so easy a caveman could do it ;) the next time I’m in San Antonio I’ll definitely be renting from Stephen again, truly a professional.
Joshua S. - July 30, 2018
Toyota Corolla 2014
Car was clean safe and in good condition, got excellent fuel economy and worked with me as far as time when it came to pick up and drop off, will look for him again if I need to rent again in San Antonio!
James T. - August 12, 2018
Subaru WRX 2018
Had an awesome experience with Kevin he was professional and very communicative with me. Pick up was effortless, the car was clean inside and out. The car was fun and engaging as an sti should be. If I'm back in San Antonio again I would definitely rent again.
Bryan T. - September 30, 2018
Ford Mustang 2012
What a exceptional experience! Marc was absolutely wonderful to work with. He made the rental process easy, straight forward and convenient. Communication was quick and accurate. This mustang was a dream!!! She handled beautifully, cruised easily and is in PERFECT condition. I recommend Marc and his Mustang for any San Antonio Adventure.
Angela S. - July 14, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2009
Scott was awesome! We had a little bit of a mishap but he made sure we were taken care of. Our first turo experience w Scott was above and beyond.thanks for such an amazing service.We will use Scott again if ever we are back in San Antonio.
Regina B. - September 3, 2019
Volkswagen GTI 2014
David and his wife Leanne were very hospitable. They communicated with me prior to pick-up and upon the return. Their VW GTI was a very enjoyable car to rent; a car one would likely rarely find at the traditional rental counter. The convenience of TURO is amazing. David and Leanne were so very humble too. Providing all the conveniences my direction with no hesitation. Thank you both. PS: They provided extra touches such as an umbrella in the trunk. I forgot mine so this came in handy while visiting the Riverwalk in San Antonio and one day while I was working. All the best, Samuel J. Simonson *** A Renter SOLD on TURO ***
Samuel S. - February 12, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016
I called Stephen at 12pm after the rental counter at the airport didn't have any vehicles. I took an uber to his house and the car was ready to go for me 30 minutes later. He answered his phone right away and the pricing is very reasonable. This had to be the best service in the rental business I've seen. Very efficient set up and communication. I will only be using Stephen when I visit San Antonio.
Johnnie J. - December 18, 2018
Ford Mustang 2012
This trip was perfect! Communication with Roy was timely and accurate. Pick/return process was a breeze. He and his co-hosts are very friendly. The Mustang was a dream!!!! From the bright red color to the drop top, this was a great ride. Good visibility, easy handling, responsive steering, great acceleration, and tight brakes made cruising around San Antonio a joy!!! Hands down 10/10!
Angela S. - October 22, 2019
Honda Civic 2014
Cody made it so easy to pick up and drop off his car! He is super fast at responding especially when I booked his car an hour before I wanted to pick it up. I was able to use his car for Veterans Day weekend and I had no problems with it. Super great on gas and a good size for strolling around San Antonio. Highly recommend!!
Salma C. - November 11, 2019
Dodge Charger 2014
Karlo was amazing, I had an early flight out and he was great at communicating instructions on where to leave the car, so that it worked for both of us! Highly recommended! When in San Antonio, I will be contacting Karlo again!
Phillip S. - March 31, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2012
Eli was super easy to coordinate with, gave us an awesome restaurant recommendation and flexible with timing on both ends of our trip. I highly advise anyone coming to San Antonio to book this adorable Mercedes, everything about the reservation was top notch!
Katherine H. - April 29, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2015
I’m so glad the vehicle was small. The parking spots are very small in the San Antonio area and I fell like it was the perfect fit. The A/C blows extremely cold and the car is good on gas. Giovanna is amazing she is so kind and very flexible. I will definitely book again when I visit.
Asia E. - July 17, 2019
Honda Civic 2013
This was my first time using Turo and Ben made it very easy for me. The car is amazing for a quick trip to Houston or for driving around San Antonio. Great gas mileage and drives smooth. The owner was very friendly and great at communicating. Changed the trip length a couple of times, and always received a quick response. Def recommend renting with Ben
Nour T. - May 28, 2019
Lexus IS 250 2012
Landed into San Antonio with a few days to burn. Had a more difficult time securing a car with Turo than I would have cared for until I got linked up with Carlos. Carlos is the man. Hooked me up with his sweet Lexus. The car was clean. He took the time to talk with me and took time to set up my iPhone to his cars system. I would definitely rent with Carlos again.
Emmanuel G. - July 8, 2019
Toyota Prius v 2014
Micah was helpful throughout every step of the process. His speed with replying to my every message was amazing. I can't say enough good things about Micah. I hope anyone looking to use this service in San Antonio goes through Micah!
Ryan B. - February 27, 2019
Dodge Challenger 2018
Lemonte was very easy to work with and responsive. His Dodge Challenger was well maintained and is a fun car to drive around town in. Lemonte was nice enough to drop me back off at base after the trip. Would recommend anyone looking to get around the San Antonio area and want a little more HP then your average car to give this a try.
Tanner J. - February 19, 2019
Heather Michelle
Hyundai Sonata 2016
Highly recommend Saher to rent a car from!! Will definitely be renting from him again
Heather Michelle R. - October 19, 2019
Cadillac ATS 2013
Live made this experience one to remember! Beautiful car for a great price! Communication was clear! We landed at the airport just to see a message saying the car was parked and ready to go! We were out the airport in no time. The Cadillac itself was a gem! very clean and comfortable. Made our stay an amazing one. I will definitely come back to Live anytime I come back to the San Antonio area!!
Guian D. - September 3, 2018
BMW 4 Series 2014
This was the perfect ride to take to SXSW and even squeeze in a meal and beautiful countryside at the famous Salt Lick BBQ. Stephen was the perfect host and even adjusted when mileage went slightly over. Pick up and drop off was easy. Offered many extra services and packages not often seen in other rides. Will definitely rent again next time I’m back in San Antonio!
Erwin V. - March 14, 2019

Best San Antonio driving roads

Texas Ranch Road 965

If you’re heading to Fredericksburg, you might as well take in the beautiful rolling hills north of town in your San Antonio car rental alternative for 25 miles of exhilarating turns.

Texas Ranch Road 337

Between Vanderpool and Leakey, let your San Antonio car rental alternative reveal itself on the straights and curves, and get a look at the hill country just outside of the city.

Alamo Springs

This scenic drive off of Highway 290 in Fredericksburg takes you on a winding drive in your San Antonio car rental alternative down Old San Antonio Road to a bat cave!