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What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Austin?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Austin and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 24 May 2024.

January

R735

February

R864

March

R1 066

April

R1 287

May

R919

June

R882

July

R956

August

R901

September

R956

October

R1 085

November

R956

December

R809

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Austin is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is April. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Compare available car types for rental in Austin

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Austin to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 24 May 2024.

Small cars

R734 - R1 774

All Car Types

R775 - R3 129

To hire a small car in Austin, the United States, you would pay an average price of R573/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Austin, the United States (~R734/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~R1 774/day). In fact, January is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Austin. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Austin, renting a small car saves you 37% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a medium car in Austin, the United States, you would pay an average price of R805/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Austin, the United States (~R736/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~R3 468/day). In fact, January is about 9% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Austin. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Austin, renting a medium car saves you 12% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Top rental agencies in Austin

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Austin known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Austin. Reviews were last updated on 24 May 2024.
Hire a car with one of the top providers serving the Austin area such as Alamo, Advantage and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Make sure to read reviews, pricing info, location, and other important details before choosing a car hire agency.

Alamo

8,9
Very Good
104 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

9,0

Comfort

9,2

Overall

8,9

Pick-up/drop-off

9,1

Value

8,5

Advantage

7,9
Good
125 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8,0

Comfort

8,5

Overall

7,7

Pick-up/drop-off

7,8

Value

7,3

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,8
Good
121 reviews20 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8,0

Comfort

8,0

Overall

7,8

Pick-up/drop-off

8,0

Value

7,6

Budget

6,1
Okay
204 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6,7

Comfort

6,9

Overall

6,1

Pick-up/drop-off

6,2

Value

6,1

Hertz

5,3
Fair
445 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6,0

Comfort

5,9

Overall

5,2

Pick-up/drop-off

5,3

Value

5,2

Thrifty

6,6
Okay
74 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7,3

Comfort

7,4

Overall

6,5

Pick-up/drop-off

6,5

Value

6,4

Dollar

6,4
Okay
97 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7,8

Comfort

7,7

Overall

6,3

Pick-up/drop-off

6,6

Value

6,3

Avis

6,3
Okay
88 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6,8

Comfort

6,7

Overall

6,3

Pick-up/drop-off

6,8

Value

6,1

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Austin, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 24 May 2024.
  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Austin?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Alamo (8,9 rating), National (8,0 rating) and Advantage (7,8 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Austin.

  • What are petrol prices like in Austin?

    The average price of petrol in Austin is R18,95/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between R852 and R1 231 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Austin for a week from Budget?

    Budget offers hire cars in Austin for about R5 070 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Austin for the best price?

    Booking early almost always ensures you have more options of car models to choose from, as well as prices reduced by up to 40% to make it a great deal in Austin. Try to book at least 7 days prior to when you need the car hire to close on a rate below the average.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Austin?

    Yes, you can hire a car for a month in Austin check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.

  • What car do most people hire in Austin?

    The most popular car to hire while in Austin is the Toyota RAV4, which is a Standard vehicle.

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