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 alternative.
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 alternative to check out these highlights.
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.
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.
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.
Skip the rental car counter
While there are other big cities you can easily get to from Austin, book your Austin car rental alternative on Turo so you don’t miss these favorite local getaways.
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 alternative for the mild walking tour or the wild spelunking adventure.
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 alternative for the 45-minute drive.
I’ve been renting the same car from Lionel for months now, and I will continue to do so when possible for every future work trip I have in Austin. The car is great, and the pickup and drop-off process is ideal. Really happy I found a reliable resource for car rental in Austin.
It was so much fun driving Andy's Maserati! I had never even been in a Maserati before! There were no rental cars available for the weekend, so I decided to try Turo. Since I wasn't really visiting as a tourist, and I needed a car for the weekend, renting Andy's Maserati was the highlight of my trip. Andy also helped set the automatic headlights for me when he gave me the key, so I was glad I didn't have to worry about that. The car definitely turned heads as I was driving it. Slick, fast, and comfortable car!
Communication was proactive and organized, and the pickup and return was simple. Next time I need a rental car in Austin, I’ll come here first.
Cory was awesome. The car was very clean and the transaction went super smooth! He is very nice and accommodating. If I'm ever back in Austin and need to rent a car, I'm certainly going to reach out to himagain.
Absolutely hands down the best experience for me! I will never rent a car through a commercial rental company again. Amazing service, and the best ride ever. Clean, comfortable and most of all easy pickup and drop off. I will rent from Gabi and Hashim again!
Hyatt made the rental a breeze with quick communication, and the car was great on mileage for my two week trip in and around Austin.
First time using Turo & loved it. Will never go back to big car rental companies. Great car and definitely a gas saver. Look forward to renting again
Phenomenal experience! I highly recommend renting from Ritesh for anyone looking for a rental car in Austin. Super flexible and convenient, easy & open communication. This was my first Turo experience and I would definitely do it again!
First time using a service like this. It was very convenient, 100% better than using a car rental company. We got off of our plane and the car was waiting for us. We did not have to shuttle to any car rental location and wait in line. We even left it at the airport when were done. Our host Dream Moore was quick to respond questions we had. It was just so easy. The only thing about using an individual's car is you are conscious of this being someone's property and being careful to not get it dirty. This time were just visiting family. We normally do outdoor adventures which I don't think I'd be comfortable using someone's nice car possibly getting mud or sand in it.
Great car and Max is a great and easy going host!! Car was clean and it drove like a dream. A truly beautifully understated luxury performance car that definitely grabs attention. 10/10 would recommend. Definitely will rent again if available for my next trip to Austin.
David was AWESOME. met me perfectly on time at Austin’s airport when there were 0 rental car options. He took all the photos for me and met me in the arrivals/departures area so it was public and super convenient. Highly recommend! PS the car drives like a DREAM
Before my trip even started, May and Barac were extremely responsive, attentive and helpful. I have only rented using Turo a handful of times and no other renter beats their customer service skills. The car was clean, fully gassed and ready to go! If I ever come to Austin again, I will stick with them as a Turo Host. They definitely deserves 5 stars!!!!
The 911 is a great car to drive the Austin hills. Additionally Nicholas is a great host who made rental and exchanges easy.
From pick up to drop everything was super easy. Car was as advertised; Clean, sporty and loaded. David was prompt and easy to work with. Will look for him on next trip to Austin!
Greg was fantastic. He helped me out of a last minute bind when another unprofessional host (Chase Rentals) canceled my reservation. Greg came to the rescue helping me be a hero to my family who I promised a convertible for our hill country vacation. Greg was quickly attentive and everything was were he said it would be. Pick up and drop off was super quick. The car was to much fun. Thank you Greg for being a stand up honest host. I will definitely rent from you again. Always a fan.
Very pleasant experience and super fun car. Highly recommend--host is very friendly and flexible. Excellent communication and service. Lots of thumbs up from other drivers when driving this car. Thanks for making our trip to Austin such a delight!
Absolutely loved the car! Perfect car to drive in the beautiful scenic hills of Austin. It made me sad I had to give it back! Picking up at the Lot outside the Austin Airport was super convenient and easy and the bus ride was less than 5 min so I recommend going that route to save yourself some $$. Absolutely great car and it made my trip to Austin much more enjoyable!
Daniel was great to work with and would reply to any question in minutes. The car was a smooth ride and super clean. Had no issues whatsoever with this Turo. Would 100% recommend this car to others and will be looking to rent from Daniel again next time in Austin!
This car is a gem! Ashon and his business partner are both absolutely amazing to work with. The entire trip was perfect and it was such a pleasure to have such wonderful communication. They gave me great local recommendations and helped curate the perfect getaway. Thank you again and I can’t wait to come back to Austin again soon.
I’ve been to Austin a couple of times previously and wish I could’ve rented this car then. Very accommodating and professional. Had a last minute issue with gasoline given a local shortage and was super helpful. Will certainly be reaching out in the future.
Brent and Susan are great and very accommodating! The car is beautiful And we had so many compliments while riding around. The car has so many great features on it! Pick up and drop off were very seamless. Our original Turo car was cancelled on us at pick up time and they were so fast working with us and delivering the car!! We will definitely rent again next time we are in Austin! Thank you again for such a great experience.
Awesome car. The car drives strong and smooth and very well maintained. David was very responsive to all my questions/requests. He also responded to my booking almost instantly. I will definitely rent from him again next time I'm in Austin. As a first time user of Turo, I couldn’t ask for a better experience. Thanks David!
Great host, helped orient us in Austin and was very helpful with the electric car usage. My only recommendation would be that if you plan on driving outside of the city at all (on highways) this cars range is not suitable for it. Sticking to city roads it does just fine. You will need to charge it often.
Roberto was great with communication and his Kia was the perfect car to get around Austin in. Highly recommend renting his car for easy access around the city and great reliability.
Aviv and his Boxster were great! He was professional and the car was a blast to drive. If you plan on visiting Austin as I did, I would certainly recommend renting from Aviv!
Angel is a true Angel being real caring, attention to detail, professional, and SUPER easy to do business with🙏🏽 The best impression of Austin definitely started from Angel and her fun to drive and commute around town Smart😎
Dopest Turo Rental Everrrrrrrr... Super Nice Hosts That Care About Providing An Amazing Experience, Super Convenient... Best Experience I’ve ever had
Awesome car! Very clean and car was ready to go when specified. Unlike most sports cars, this one is very simple to drive and Trent provided excellent customer service and info before and after the trip. I am definitely going to rent this SWEET convertible Camaro again. Couldn't have asked for a better host or a better vehicle. On a scale of 1 to 10, Trent I give you a 20! Again, I appreciate letting me rent your vehicle and you will definitely be hearing from me again. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Christopher was great to work with and his car was very clean. Very convenient transaction and will look for him again for our next trip to Austin.
What a great alternative to traditional rental cars. Love the flexibility and pricing. My hosts were most helpful and informative. I give Turo "two thumbs up"
Such a great car rental experience. Roberto answered any questions promptly and his car was extremely clean for us to use for the weekend.
These guys are so great! Am a repeat renter and will continue to rent since they are so kind and the cars are in perfect condition.
John was very quick to respond to all questions. Extremely friendly, hand off/drop off was super smooth. Would recommend to anyone looking for fun car to enjoy Austin’s sunshine!
This vehicle and experience was Amazing! The car was clean and fuel efficient, and oh so fun to drive! The perfect car to get around Austin in! I'll definitely book with Angel when I"m back in Austin, as she was very helpful through out the process!
Austin’s Audi was awesome and definitely has the zippiness to make it a very fun car to drive. Pick up and drop off was very easy!
Brenda is great and super friendly! Car was in immaculate shape and smooth to ride in Austin
This was a dream car. Loved it so much I now want to buy one. Jamison could not be more professional, helpful Or courteous. His car was pristine. I am highly recommending him to all I know who live and travel to Austin.
This car is perfect for the area. It is the best car I’ve rented on Turo. Highly recommend!
Roberto was very easy to communicate with - and the car was a good find to get around Austin in.
Rental was great. Joshua is a clear communicator and gave me a quick tutorial of the nuances of the electric system and gears. Easy to deal with and fun to drive.
Very nice and comfortable car. Smooth and friendly pick up and return. Super convenient. Way better than any rental company.
This was better than renting a car from a dealership. May was fantastic, made the whole process so easy for me - from pick up to drop off. Would definitely recommend!
Had a great experience renting with Jamieson! He was great with communication and the car was super clean and was all done for a great price. Definitely recommend him. Don’t hesitate to book your rental!
Don’t pass this rental up! Warner was quick to communicate and her car was super fun to use for a few days! Will definitely rent again!
One of Best car. It’s addictive. Roomy. Fast. Powerful. Awesome. And May is no question sweet generous patience and very well with working out with. I already am gonna rent again in April! You won’t know what you missing if you don’t rent one of hers!
Arman was super easy to communicate with and picking up the car was a breeze from the Austin Airport. We'd definitely book with him (and HandiFleet) again...
I recently decided to rent my husband a sports car for the day for his birthday. After searching I came across Ottoline Motorsport’s. I reached out to them and Bryan was incredible from start to finish. He helped me execute the surprise for my husband and all the details in my booking. Bryan left his prior commitments the day of our booking to be on location to assist us and give us the best customer service! We rented the Ferrari California for the day and drove out to Fredericksburg. We can’t wait to return to Ottoline for all of our special occasions in life and try out all the other vehicles in his fleet. Do yourself a favor and BOOK with Ottoline! 100% worth it and the customer service is as top notch as the vehicles! We are customers for life now!
Ryan provided fantastic service and was an excellent communicator. Car was Fantastic and really fun to drive. Highly recommend Ryan for your next trip. Will certainly rent from him again.
Great car, with an awesome sound system! I drove from Austin to Houston and back. The ride was so fun, comfortable, and smooth. Ethen was really nice and very responsive to any questions.
Beautiful car impeccably maintained. Although it’s a 2016, it feels, drives and looks brand new. The owner Will was on time, easy to communicate with and set up everything exactly the way we agreed. Thanks Will, See you next time in Austin!
Retish’s car was perfect for my trip! Pick up and drop off were a breeze. I will definitely rent from him again in the future.
The perfect car for getting around Austin. And if Saberian isn’t an All-Star Host, then I don’t know who/what is! He was extremely kind, flexible and responsive from start to finish. I know who I’m reaching out to on all future trips to Austin. And I’m so glad that I’ll never have to go back to a traditional rental agency!
The car was great! In four days I only had to fill up the tank once! Unfortunately I got a flat tire but David was super helpful and supportive throughout the whole process. I would definitely book with him again when in Austin.
Amazing Car and Amazing Host Lorena and her husband made this rental so easy and fun I will be recommending them and will be using them in the near future thank you 🙏🏾
Car rides so smooth! Arman communicated well, and all instructions were very clear. If I ever return to Austin, I would love to use this Infiniti again!
Darren made this trip super simple and easy! The car was very clean and worked great, I would highly recommend renting from Darren.
Very seriously if you plan on leaving town with this car and you should probably think again but for the price you cannot be staying in Austin with this car! Greg was awesome and very helpful and professional.
We had a great trip while driving around in this awesome little car! It was perfect for what we needed and the amazing gas mileage was the best part!
I enjoyed test driving Gregg’s Model S. It was a great way to see the outskirts of Austin. Gregg made pick-up easy with a lock box. We used a similar method to drop off the car. You’ll love Austin and the view from a Tesla!
Daniel was a responsive and attentive host. His Lexus was a smooth and safe ride. The car was clean and the AC was fantastic for the hot Austin days. We will definitely use Daniel for future bookings!
The most amazing car and rental experience ever. We were here in Austin for the worst storm of the century, and this car (and owner) were a godsend! Front wheel drive is a must for snow and ice, if you know how to drive in that kind of weather. Thank you thank you thank you. We were able to get food and water to our soccer girls that were stranded for 10 days. The owner was extremely flexible and accommodating. Would rent again from him in a heartbeat!!! ❤️❤️❤️
This was a great little car- it was clean and dependable. A great affordable car rental option for our two week trip to Austin. Manish was very communicative and kind. We would definitely rent with him again!
Fantastic rental - I’d recommend to anyone looking to rent a car in the Austin area! Will be referring to my clients :)
I can’t say enough!! Best car rental experience I’ve ever had bar none!! The car was beautiful, like new, and great features. Ali was awesome. To notch service, courtesy, and s very nice guy!! I’m in Austin a couple times a year, I will always rent from Ali!!!
Great car and rental experience with Jason, very smooth car to drive with plenty of space. Would definitely rent again and highly recommend.
We visited during the snow storm in Austin. Even though we could not drive the car much it was a live saver. The host was super helpful in allowing us to extend the rental when our flights got cancelled. Overall, the car was great. Loved how easy it was to pick up and drop off at the airport. So much convenient. Thanks again!!
My first time using Turo and Mikayla was fully accommodating and helpful. So much so that I’ll probably use Turo as my primary mode of rentals moving forward.
Car was great, took it to Taos for a spring ski trip. Got us through a heavy snow fall through the south Rockies without any concerns. The AWD was exactly what we needed, and the car got great MPG along the way. Communication was great which helped make pick up and drop off hassle free.
Will's car was great. Clean, comfortable, and highly optioned. Pick up and drop off was a breeze. Would rent again!
Jerrod was a pleasure to rent from. Great communication, great car, and excellent service. Would definitely rent from him again!
Dijoy is awesome, very friendly and especially willing to teach you how to work a Tesla because we would’ve struggled 😂 but he’s awesome and the cars even better i definitely recommend!
I've rented from Rolando before and had a great experience. He makes every rental so easy!! Definitely will continue coming back to rent from him!!
Mitch was very helpful and always quick to respond when needed. The car was excellent in every way. Perfect trip, would definitely recommend choosing Mitch and his 330i.
Loved the car! Rides well, is very comfortable and clean. Would def rent again!
The car was exactly as described and Richard far exceeded our expectations as a host. He was early picking us up, provided some great local suggestions for our trip, and was extremely responsive. Would absolutely recommend to anyone and look forward to working with Richard next time we are in town.
Awesome trip with this American muscle car 💪 The Vette is beautiful inside and out, and turned heads everywhere we went. Ottoline Motorsports was professional, courteous, and personable and he knew his stuff. Will be doing business again with them soon.
For satisfying curves and stunning lake views at once, take your Austin car rental alternative toward Travis Lake and pick up Lime Creek Road outside of Cedar Hill.
Get some impressive lakeviews and a few thrilling twisties in your Austin car rental alternative by taking Highway 183 north from the city and catching Ranch Road 1431 to Marble Falls.
Head west in your Austin car rental alternative on Highway 290 and 281 to pick up this undulating ranch road that winds through wild, sparsely populated hill country.