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
2,715 trips Joined Aug 2016
Typically responds in 15 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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Robert Danger B. All-Star Host
1,087 trips Joined Mar 2018
Typically responds in 6 minutes

Recent reviews

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 - June 1, 2019
Danger was awesome. He was there at the lot when we picked up Dixie and helped us every step of the way. I was having a really bad day during one day of our trip. I broke my phone screen, tore my hamstring, had a hard time checking in to our hotel due to a computer outage. So imagine how stressed I was when we ran over a nail and got a flat tire. But not to worry, Danger was right on top of it and had a warranty system already set up for such a situation. I had a new tire on and ready to go within an hour! He is truly an amazing host and I will be using one of his cars again next time we’re in Houston!
Tanner - August 7, 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
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
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
Volkswagen New Beetle 2007
Best Car Rental on Turo. Period.
Manuel G. - February 9, 2019
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Ford Mustang 2014
Danger was awesome. He was there at the lot when we picked up Dixie and helped us every step of the way. I was having a really bad day during one day of our trip. I broke my phone screen, tore my hamstring, had a hard time checking in to our hotel due to a computer outage. So imagine how stressed I was when we ran over a nail and got a flat tire. But not to worry, Danger was right on top of it and had a warranty system already set up for such a situation. I had a new tire on and ready to go within an hour! He is truly an amazing host and I will be using one of his cars again next time we’re in Houston!
Tanner M. - August 7, 2019
Honda Insight 2013
The car was just perfect for me. Very fuel efficient, performance was top notch and very clean.I was initially worried; being a visitor in Houston if she will be comfortable releasing her car to someone with a foreign passport . Michelle made me comfortable and was very prompt in responding to my messages. I would definitely book this car again any time I am in Houston and would recommend her and her car to anyone looking for a stress free rental car.
Kufre O. - July 24, 2019
Audi A3 2017
This was my first Turo trip and Daniel and his father made it easy, convenient, and fun. The A3 was super clean and fun to drive, and drop off/pickup from Hobby couldn’t have been easier. I will definitely use Daniel’s cars for all my future business trips to Houston.
Aaron H. - August 11, 2019
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2015
Keilan was a Great host. Allowed me to be flexible throughout the entire trip. Communication was always fast and on point. Great car and customer service was definitely top notch. Will rent from him every time I come to Houston.
Bryant W. - August 14, 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
Tesla Model 3 2018
This was such an incredible pickup/return experience, totally automated, but with nice touches like clear and concise instructions, mints and water included in the car! Flawless in every way. The future of car rental, made possible today. Simply amazing. The lock box with the Tesla card/key on the door was super effective too. Kudos!
Daniel C. - May 20, 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
Infiniti Q50 2014
Roberto has made our trip as pleasant as possible. We had many surprises on our trip to Houston like a canceled flight, missed flight, and flooding. He work around our schedule to make sure we still got our rental car whenever we landed in Houston. When we were leaving, there was a huge storm that caused flooding, Roberto offered to pick us up and drop us off in his SUV so we can go pass traffic and not get stuck in floods. Honestly, hes the best dude ever. We didnt just visited Houston, we also met a friend!
Benny L. - June 1, 2019
Chevrolet Camaro 2017
Mr. Robert - Very Helpful person and provided excellent service. We had great time with family and it was very easy to pickup and drop car. I will definitely rent car again from him in near future during my visit in Houston.
Allap S. - July 17, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2010
The best experience with Turo I’ve ever had. The car was clean, ran well, the price was fantastic for the quality!! If I ever come back to Houston I will reach out to him specifically!
India J. - August 3, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2017
Excellent Host. and the car is very nice. I will use it again on my next trips to Houston
Edgar V. - August 6, 2019
Tesla Model S 2016
Andy is a pro. He sent detailed instructions on everything I needed for a seamless pickup and driving experience. He also chimed in to help with any issues I was having (he knows all the charge spots and directed me to a Tesla Supercharger that made charging a breeze). And, the car was just as amazing. It was my first experience with an EV and the Tesla brand but it will certainly not be my last. The car was a blast to drive and made my trip to Houston a gas free walk in the park. Highly recommend the experience.
Abbas D. - August 8, 2019
Acura ILX Hybrid 2014
Best renters on Turo! Best cars! Period!!!
Berntony S. - August 9, 2019
Honda Accord 2018
Randell J. - July 22, 2019
Volkswagen Beetle 2013
Pick-up and return were super simple and the fleet of cars Danger has is superb. I would highly recommend this. This was my first Turo rental and it was as smooth as can be!
Amy C. - July 19, 2019
Honda Civic 2012
Javier is very friendly and helpful, He was very understanding with some unforeseen changes of my trip. The car meets the basic needs for a rental. Thank you!
Daniel N. - July 21, 2019
MINI Cooper Countryman 2016
Mateen is the perfect host! He is friendly, communicative and welcoming. He went above and beyond to make sure my trip was perfect and the MINI Cooper is clean, fun and awesome to drive. I will rent from Mateen every time I am in Houston!!
Rachel H. - July 23, 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
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
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
MINI Cooper Countryman 2014
Very clean and safe car. Nice communication. Todd is very helpful with everything and definitely contributes to make this community a great place to rent a car!
Valerie B. - February 27, 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
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2014
This was very easy and fast process everything went smoothly from pick up to drop off. Car was very clean and well maintained. If you are looking for luxury car in Houston I would definitely recommend Royal Sovereign Group.
Ranish M. - March 10, 2019
Porsche Cayman 2014
Coming to Houston and want to arrive in class. Check out one of Royal Soverign Group LLC many top of the line rides. Great customer service, flexible, punctual, and convenient. I will be renting from them again.
Colby F. - July 26, 2019
Nissan Versa 2016
I’ve used Turo a few times before and this experience was by far the best. Pick up and drop off was a breeze. Walid communicated and responded within minutes and was always friendly. I had to extend my rental a few times and he approved/confirmed within minutes as well. I really enjoyed driving the vehicle. Very clean and reliable. If I ever need to use Turo in the future, he will be my first choice always. Highly recommended!
Stephen B. - July 30, 2019
Kia Optima 2019
Great rental! Great car and he was great with communication
Crystal F. - July 28, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016
Aliaksei was amazing Very nice person and the car was in a perfect condition!!! I will take my car only with this amazing person in Houston
יובל ר. - July 30, 2019
BMW 4 Series 2016
Five Star Experience!!!!! Ten stars if they were available! Awesome car and awesome rental experience! Car was exactly as shown in the picture! Very happy with the entire rental process with both car owner and Turo. Would not hesitate to rent again and will definitely recommend to everyone.
Charlene D. - July 30, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2014
Always is a pleasure to rent cars with this amazing host. Highly Recommended ++++ Great Service and excellent communication ever.
Myriam M. - August 1, 2019
Jean Eliel
Mazda 6 2016
Great host with many cars to choose from. I highly recommend renting from Mohammad!
Jean Eliel K. - July 23, 2019
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2014
Thank you daniel for such a smooth and easy rental. I really really enjoyed your car!
Luke M. - July 30, 2019
Jaguar XE 2019
Turo markets itself as renting from everyday people. Which is cool but people can run late, have cars that have mechanical issues. This is more of a company and it feels very professional. I liked that.
Demez W. - July 23, 2019
Carlos D
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016
If you need a five star rental experience rent this car from Aliakei
Carlos D F. - August 1, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2014
Amin great man and easy pick up and return. Excellent condition cars with good communication totally recommend renting from him.! Will surWill be renting from Amin again. Thank you.!
Alberto R. - August 3, 2019
Toyota Camry 2018
Farrah was amazing. Cars were really nice and she was very flexible, if I ever come back in the area, I will be renting from her again
Jasmine T. - August 6, 2019
Nissan Sentra 2017
Mable could very well be the best example of customer service I've found in Houston, Tx. Simply an amazing experience. I'll call her everytime I need a vehicle from this point forward.
Darian D. - August 7, 2019
Volkswagen Beetle 2013
I was warned not to fall in love with Lulu but I definitely did anyways. Such a fun car and perfect for my time in Houston
Andrea O. - August 7, 2019
Audi A3 2017
Daniel is really nice. Very accommodating and easy to deal with. His car was great and fun to drive. The whole process was a breeze. I would definitely rent from him again in a future. Thank you Daniel!
Victoria R. - August 8, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2007
I truly appreciated Ayman’s professionalism and responsiveness. 100% recommend and I will rent again upon my return to Houston. Thanks, Ayman!
Rachel R. - July 22, 2019
Nissan Sentra 2019
Car was great trip went well, and understood when that I was going to be a little late due to weather and traffic but I end up being on time. I would rent from him again if I needed to.
Roshanda L. - July 23, 2019
Subaru Impreza 2019
I really enjoyed this rental, it was fun to drive, safety features were very neat! And overall a great deal. Would definitely consider this Subaru for any future needs!
Vania G. - July 16, 2019
Audi A5 2018
Great service overall. Process was easy and efficient and the car was amazing. Will return for future rentals!
Timothy D. - August 3, 2019
Nissan Versa 2015
Ziya’s car was great for my 3 week trip. I was about to get around the city with ease. The car has good mileage so I didn’t have to fill up much. Would rent from again.
Ashley R. - August 12, 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 Corolla 2012
I could not have asked for better service... They met us with the car right on time. We went over the car together and we were off. The car was well maintained, full of fuel, and clean. It was a seamless experience and about 1/2 the cost of a car rental agency. Our host kept in communication with us throughout our trip and was very knowledgeable about everything we needed to know. Would highly recommend booking with Somi!!!
Smiley E. - February 23, 2019
Ford Focus ST 2014
i will deff. rent a car from alex again if im around over there again. hes super nice and realible with the car.
Gloria L. - February 22, 2018

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.