Car rental alternatives in Austin, TX

Living life right
in Austin

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.

Austin Favorites

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.

Zilker Park

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.

The Continental Club

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.

Congress Bridge

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.

Top hosts in Austin, TX

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May K. All-Star Host
1,244 trips Joined Nov 2016
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Recent reviews

May and Aida made my car rental a breeze. I would rent a car from them again if I'm in the Austin area.
Matthew - June 4, 2019
As always one of the best providers on turo, if not the absolute best provider. If you're looking to rent a car I would recommend May 100%
Edward - May 24, 2019
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Ritesh S. All-Star Host
604 trips Joined Oct 2017
Typically responds in 2 minutes

Recent reviews

Great first experience with Turo. I will rent a car this way again.
Lorraine - July 25, 2019
Smooth car rental transaction. The car was clean, runs great and Ritesh is quick to communicate. Thanks for a breezy trip!
Iris - May 28, 2019
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Hit the road

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.

Longhorn Cavern

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.

Dripping Springs

Just a 45-minute drive in your Austin car rental alternative, 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.

Average ratings in Austin (4.9 stars)

Volkswagen CC 2014
He was very nice, easy to communicate. He is also friendly. If you plan to rent a car in Austin, check out with Juan. He is very professional with nice cars.
Donghyun K. - July 11, 2019
Lexus IS 250 2007
May and Aida made my car rental a breeze. I would rent a car from them again if I'm in the Austin area.
Matthew M. - June 4, 2019
Chevrolet Spark 2017
Best person to rent a car from...
Lorena B. - August 7, 2019
Honda Civic 2014
Great experience. Good car at a fair price in a city where rental cars are way overpriced. Definitely recommend.
Christopher S. - April 6, 2019
Lexus HS 250h 2011
Great first experience with Turo. I will rent a car this way again.
Lorraine A. - July 25, 2019
Toyota Camry 2016
It doesn’t get any easier to rent a car than Garrett’s Camry! He makes the process so easy and so smooth!
Lauren H. - August 14, 2019
Audi A8 2015
John came to the airport and dropped the car off curbside. It was really impressive and so much easier than traditional rental cars. His A8 was great and drove like a dream.
Ryan H. - September 25, 2018
Toyota Prius v 2012
Smooth car rental transaction. The car was clean, runs great and Ritesh is quick to communicate. Thanks for a breezy trip!
Iris R. - May 28, 2019
Lexus CT 200h 2012
Very pleased. Ritesh was very professional and friendly. Never done this before. I will definitely start doing this instead of car rental agencies.
Matthew L. - June 7, 2019
Toyota Matrix 2008
As always one of the best providers on turo, if not the absolute best provider. If you're looking to rent a car I would recommend May 100%
Edward H. - May 24, 2019
FIAT 500 2014
One of if not the best own on Turo. My first stop to rent a car in the Austin area.
Edward H. - March 15, 2018
Chrysler 200 2012
We really enjoyed out quick trip to Austin and driving this luxury car. Great communication. Thank you!
Robyn S. - May 26, 2019
Volvo 240 1985
Great car, great rental experience all around.
Jeremy C. - April 29, 2019
Hyundai Genesis 2013
Very easy car rental. Pickup and return went smooth. Great car. Thanks ray!
Barak S. - November 25, 2018
BMW 5 Series 2012
From picking me up at the airport to coordinating the return everything was VERY easy. The car was clean, well maintained and MUCH better than the tin cans that you get from the typical car rental places. Very much recommend.
Jeff E. - June 7, 2019
Lexus GS 350 2010
May was great and the car was very pleasurable to drive. Definitely not the last time I rent a car from her. Highly recommend.
Jesper H. - May 26, 2019
Toyota Matrix 2008
Best renter on turo. If you're looking to rent a car, you have to go with May.
Edward H. - April 5, 2019
Lexus ES 350 2013
This is the second rental from May and will definitely rent a car from May again!
Amrou A. - September 18, 2018
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2017
This is a great way to rent a car. Will definitely use Turo in the future
Kelly L. - May 22, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2018
Booking with Syed was super easy and he was very communicative. Picking up and dropping off was very straightforward and Syed made sure to give the best instructions after landing in AUS. In addition, the Jetta is well maintained, clean, and drove very well. When I'm back in Austin I'm definitely booking with Syed again for all rentals. Thanks!
Ryan G. - July 31, 2019
Chevrolet Camaro 2019
This was my first time using Turo and I am so glad it was with Trent. He answered all of my questions incredibly fast and made sure my wife and I enjoyed his car! The car itself is in great shape and so fun to drive. The convertible made our trip to Blue Hole Regional Park that much more enjoyable! I would highly recommend renting through Trent, 5 star service and car for a more than reasonable price. Looking forward to renting with Trent again on our next trip to Austin!
Brady O. - August 6, 2019
Jaguar F-TYPE 2014
This car was amazing! The only V8 F Type on Turo in Austin. You have to give this car a spin. My wife and I rented for our anniversary and we loved running around Lake Travis in such a luxurious and fun ride. The owners are great people and enjoyable to talk with - very accommodating.
Austin H. - July 23, 2019
Toyota Prius 2010
Hands down best car rental experience I’ve had! Great communication, flexibility, and the ride was smooth. I will definitely use this car again! Thanks Ritesh!
Devon R. - November 10, 2018
Ford Fusion 2014
Trey was very flexible with our flight being delayed, and our slight offset in departure time. Trey's car was actually nicer to drive than the Cadillac we rented on our last vacation from a normal car rental. Picking up airport curbside and on our way in 5 minutes is lightyears better than the traditional car rental experience. 5 stars!
Yao-Tian W. - October 28, 2018
Toyota Corolla 2013
Loved my entire trip using May's car rental service. Very easy & no hassle at all. Communication was great. My family & I enjoyed our time with our rental. Will defenetly rent again through her.
Corinna M. - April 14, 2019
Ford Focus 2014
Mario was awesome to rent a car with and the car was great! Would definitely rent again.
Erika S. - March 9, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2014
I couldn’t have picked a better experience in regards to rental cars. I didn’t have to wait in line at the airport, the car was clean, and the process was extremely reliant and easy. The car owner was personable and friendly when I had questions and made sure I was all set! An added bonus: this car will make you want to personally purchase a BMW- looked and drove AMAZING.
Jenna J. - April 18, 2018
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2010
The car was amazing! The Mercedes was so much fun to drive, great condition, and honestly my favorite car I have ever driven(And I’ve had BMWs Jaguars to a 1969 Mustang).Was more than just a car rental, but a vacation that my fiancé and I enjoy, even just going to the grocery store became a special experience. Carlos was awesome! Not only was he a kind, friendly, reliable guy, but he truely wanted us to have the best experience possible!! When there was a confusion on my part about pickup time, he was understanding and went out of his way to make sure we were able to get the car and not have to cancel. Highly recommend both Carlos and his beautiful ride!
Lucas H. - May 29, 2019
Lexus CT 200h 2012
I needed a car just for the weekend and was so happy to have rented this one! The Lexus hybrid was amazing on gas, made me feel like I was driving a luxury brand, and Ritesh was even more cool by helping drop me off to my hotel after the rental completed. I will definitely be renting this again next time I'm in Austin for work! Thanks!!!
Shantanu D. - July 23, 2018
Hyundai Accent 2011
Danny was super helpful my entire trip (2 months!). He picked up the car and gave me his own to use if I ever had anything wrong with the car (i.e. flat tire). He is a great host and even gave me Austin recommendations for food and fun. So grateful I was able to use his car. It made my trip to Austin 100x better.
Kimaya C. - July 27, 2019
Porsche Panamera 2010
Greg made the process very easy and the car location is perfect. Great trip, much better experience than boring rental car :)
Guillaume K. - July 23, 2019
Volkswagen Golf 2015
Rod's Golf R was awesome to drive! It made for a very fun weekend travelling around Austin. I would definitely recommend this car, and Rod was very easy to deal with as well.
Cameron Y. - August 5, 2019
Ford Focus 2010
Jared’s car was perfect for our day trip to Lake Travis! He was quick to reply to any questions we had and left us an aux cord to play our music. Would definitely rent his car again!
Giulia H. - August 5, 2019
Toyota Prius 2008
It was a pleasure dealing with Edgar! The pick up was very smooth, car was awesome, clean, and ran great! I’d love to have another Turo transaction with him next time I’m in Austin!
Kris K. - July 22, 2019
Suzuki SX4 2011
Carlos’s Suzuki was perfect for our short trip to Austin. One thing to note is that if you are staying in downtown, it is a bit of a trek to pick up the vehicle if you are not going the delivery route. Still a very clean easy to drive vehicle!
Katlyn W. - July 23, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2016
Shari and her car were awesome!! Thanks for making our trip to Austin amazing
Kelly D. - August 16, 2019
FIAT 500 2015
Best car to drive around Austin in, the gas mileage is awesome!!
Sabrina A. - August 19, 2019
Mercury Milan 2011
Absolutely zero complaints. Impeccable service. If all people on Turo are like Michael then I will never use another car rental agency again. Thank you for everything Michael.
Donald B. - November 8, 2018
Toyota Prius 2010
Emily’s car rental was quick and convenient. She walked me through every step and drop off took me about 2 minutes. Would recommend
Connell S. - December 11, 2018
Ford C-Max Hybrid 2015
My trip was so flawless with Chessie; from the ease of pick-up and drop-off to the overall Turo experience. I highly recommend Chessie for your car rental needs
CYNTHIA P. - August 6, 2018
Dodge Charger 2015
This was my first Turo experience and it was an excellent one. David’s Charger was a great car to rent. In addition to being a “Hemi”, it had all the goodies and was everything I hoped it would be. His directions on where to pickup the car were detailed and accurate. He kept me informed of all the rental requirements. It was a pleasure to rent from David and I highly recommend him if you have car rental needs in the Austin area.
Quentin R. - May 5, 2019
Chevrolet Spark 2017
Brad's car is clean, in very good conditions and perfect to move around Austin. I definitely recommend to rent a car with Brad. Easy check-in and check-out, punctual and super organized.
Irene R. - June 4, 2018
Ford Fusion 2014
Best rental car experience ever!! First time using Turo and I only ever want to use this app to rent cars here on out. Trey was super nice and quick to respond and the car couldn’t have been better for my trip to Austin! Definitely recommend this car to anyone visiting that wants a reliable and great car to drive around!
Jamie H. - April 19, 2019
Lexus IS 250 2014
Best experience ever! Very nice person, amazing car, easy to deal and everything went smooth, thanks to Ricardo for the opportunity and will recommend it always, you won’t go wrong.
Kelvyn M. - July 28, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016
It was very easy to set up a time and place to meet up. He was very responsive and punctual. The Mercedes was very clean when I picked it up and it shows how much care he has for his car. Coming from a car guy, the Mercedes was nicely spec and comfortable. I drove the car from Austin to San Antonio for the day and for the evening. Both times, it great a drive with no problems.
Brian N. - July 30, 2019
Jaguar F-TYPE 2015
I was a little nervous about using Turo (my first rental) and was pleasantly surprised with how easy and awesome the experience was. Drew was super great to work with and the car was AMAZING!!! I defiantly recommend renting this car if you are interested.
Cybill Z. - July 26, 2019
Toyota Camry Hybrid 2010
Ritesh was great to work with and very communicative when securing the car. The car was newly washed and clean and fit my family of 5 perfectly. I will definitely find Ritesh again the next time I am in Austin.
Xavier P. - July 28, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2016
Shari is an AMAZING host & her car conquered the hilly roads of Austin with ease. I was very impressed by how clean & good the car was on gas. If you're traveling to Austin & you need to get around, stay cool, & look cool, this car is a no brainer!
James H. - July 31, 2019
Honda Accord 2010
I had the pleasure of driving Pradeep’s car for three weeks. Communication was great before, during, and after the rental. The Accord drives perfectly and was a comfortable ride for our family. Pradeep was a really kind host!
Ashley F. - August 3, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2017
Great car for a weekend in Austin. Lionel was great at communicating and the pick-up and drop off process was seamless.
John U. - August 6, 2019
Kia Soul 2018
This guy is awesome, easy to deal with, really communicative. The car is in amazing conditions. I will definitely recommend renting from him.
Jess K. - August 9, 2019
Subaru Crosstrek 2019
Bojan goes above and beyond as a host! Always quick to respond and super flexible when I decided to extend my time. Clean, modern, and the perfect size, I will definitely be booking this for my upcoming trips to Austin!
Alexandria G. - August 9, 2019
Buick Cascada 2016
I vacationed in Austin for a week and wanted to check out some spots a little further out of town. The convertible was perfect for scenic drives on backroads and highways. Would definitely get this car again! I was close to downtown so it was cheaper for me to Uber to and from the pick up/drop off than to have it delivered. Everything was super simple and smooth from booking to drop off. Great trip overall!
Rebecca L. - June 30, 2019
Cadillac CTS Coupe 2013
Jonathan was very accommodating especially since we booked last minute. His car was clean, fast, and easy to pick up in Austin. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a cool car to take around and sight see!
Ian B. - July 22, 2019
Alfa-romeo Giulia 2019
I booked late and they rushed to get the car ready for me. Beautiful car. This is my second rental with Lux.
SAMUEL C. - August 10, 2019
Nissan Versa 2014
Marians car was quick and a perfect solution for zooming around Austin
Kate S. - August 10, 2019
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2010
This Mercedes-Benz, SLK Class ranks # 1 out of all the cars I have rented from TURO & I have a lot. I would definitely recommend this car to everyone & I will be renting this Mercedes-Benz in the very near future!!
John M. - August 17, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Amazing car amazing host to deal with. I look forward to renting from them again. The model 3 is a super fun car and will impress anyone who wanted to try a Tesla at a decent price point.
Ryley M. - August 18, 2019
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2018
Great car, very clean full of Gas, was able to fill up before returning also washed and did a light vacuum great rental would refer! Easy pick up and drop off
James F. - August 13, 2019
Nissan Versa 2011
Alejandra was an amazing host ! She was very flexible with our last-minute changes on needing to extend the length of the trip . The car was amazing && great on gas !! Alejandra was amazing with communication & made this trip an easy breeze ! Would definitely rent from her again ! Thank you so much for the hospitality !
Candice Y. - August 14, 2019
Toyota Prius 2007
Edgar was great! He was super friendly, and even sent us recommendations to check out. The car was clean an ready to go when we arrived. Also, he was flexible when we needed to extend our drop off time a few hours later. If ever in Austin without a car I now know where to go!
Mark A. - August 13, 2019
Audi S5 2014
Harlan exceeded expectations on all accounts I look forward to renting from him next time I’m in Austin!!
Paige H. - August 12, 2019
Chevrolet Spark 2017
Bradley was so helpful and the car was amazing. Perfect size to get around Austin!
Stephanie B. - August 19, 2019
Johanna Dieterich
Volkswagen Passat 2014
Patrick was communicative and the car was clean. Pick-up and drop-off were easy. Not far from the Austin airport.
Johanna Dieterich H. - August 12, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016
I loved renting Kaleem's car. It was nice, clean,and easy to use. He showed me all the buttons for the car before beginning the trip. He is friendly and I'd rent from him again.
Whitney T. - August 11, 2019
FIAT 500 2015
This car was perfect for getting around Austin and Sarah was totally helpful and easy to coordinate with.
Maxwell S. - August 14, 2019
FIAT 500 2012
Juan was great and very communicative and helpful throughout the whole trip. The car was super clean and in great shape! It was perfect for driving around town for 2 days. I would 100% rent from Juan again!
Amy G. - August 20, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2015
4 days trip with friends around Austin, TX.
Mariana T. - August 18, 2019
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 2015
This was by far my best interaction on Turo. The car was great and drives so smooth! Cleanest car I’ve ever rented and William was extremely helpful. Loved everything about it!
Angelica B. - August 19, 2019
Toyota Prius 2011
We rented a Prius from Wes for 10 days in Austin. I have never driven a hybrid for that amount of time and I was so surprised by how well it handled and how little gas it used. Wes was also very responsive and everything went way better than renting from a car rental company. No insurance and equipment up sells, no shuttles, no additional charges like for my wife to drive etc. This is our 2nd experience with Turo and they have both been great
Peter L. - April 11, 2019
Honda Accord Hybrid 2017
Lovely car, painless car rental! The hybrid Accord I rented got 50 miles per gallon. Emily was very easy to get in touch with and flexible when I needed to extend my rental by a day.
Cranky S. - April 28, 2018
Lexus CT 200h 2012
Ritesh's Lexus CT 200h was amazing! It was very clean, well maintained and super fuel efficient! Highly recommended! I really enjoyed the ease of use of the Turo car rental process and will use again and recommend to others.
Mark R. - July 2, 2018
BMW M2 2017
Fantastic car, a blast to drive, lots of smiles. Kate and Matt were great communicators, punctual, and accommodating. Car was delivered spotless and with an ease far superior to any generic car rental agency. Highly recommend.
Jared L. - December 2, 2018
Toyota Yaris 2008
Great renting experience! Emily and Issac made this car rental easy and enjoyable. Car was clean and ran great. They are also located near a bus stop, so picking up and returning the car was convenient. Thanks!!!
Stephen Z. - January 11, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2014
Kenny is the only person I would rent a car from. I haves rented twice from him and was great. Will rent again when I need to again
Jesus A. - October 5, 2018
Chevrolet Spark 2017
Perfect as always. I trust Brad 100%. I know I do not need to worry when I rent a car with him
Irene R. - October 2, 2018
Nissan Sentra 2013
Ben was an excellent person to rent a car from — communicative, flexible and friendly. The car was immaculately clean and functioned very well.
Thomas L. - October 1, 2018
Toyota Yaris 2015
Davie's car got great mileage and he was easy to work with. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to rent a car without the ridiculous expense of a rental company.
Julia G. - October 28, 2018
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2014
Christopher was great! Answered all of my questions quickly and was very personable. He was extremely flexible with our trip times and I was very impressed with his car! The car was pristine and very well maintained! The most comfortable ride I’d ever experienced! If you are coming into Austin you would be smart to rent a car from Christopher! You will not be disappointed.
Michael G. - July 25, 2018
Toyota Camry Hybrid 2012
Lukasz was a great example of what Turo should be all about - Super convenient, great value, and service. Totally made our trip worry free and no standing in line at the car rental office - he met us at the airport curbside and the hand-off was seamless.
Notto J. - August 28, 2018
Volkswagen Passat 2013
This was the first time I used Turo. I was impressed with Juan's attention to detail and concern that I knew what I should before driving off. The car was immaculate and ran perfectly. On a scale of 1 to 10, Juan gets a 10+. I will gladly use Juan's car again when I need a car rental for a few days.
Daniel K. - May 1, 2019
Kia Rio 2013
My first time using this platform to rent a car. I was a little nervous. But, Gagan was awesome! Nice and professional. Car was great too! The cars was a no frills option that was reliable. I would definitely take a leap of faith and try Turo. Thanks again Gagan!
Marissa S. - March 10, 2019
Jaguar F-TYPE 2015
An amazing car with a perfect mix of luxury and performance. Would recommend over any other listing in Austin, especially considering the price.
Mark D. - September 3, 2018
Toyota Prius 2009
Hello everyone, I rented Edgar's grey Toyota Prius for around 3 days here in Austin TX. Overall we had a great time with the car. For starters, Edgar made pickup and delivery of the vehicle super easy. We had no issues with the car as it was well maintained. You cannot beat the cost effectiveness of 46 mpg or more, I think we spent 13 bucks the whole trip and we drove EVERYWHERE in Austin. Overall Edgar was awesome and was quick to get back to us when we had any questions. He even dropped us off at our terminal on our departure. We will definitely rent again with Edgar when we are in town, thanks again for the nice ride! Jon
Jon V. - June 10, 2019
Robert Christopher
FIAT 500 2015
Excellent Turo renter! Don't be concerned about the Fiat's size, it had plenty of room for a large guy like me. A/C is ice cold, which is awesome here in Austin, yet still gets great gas mileage. Car is in really nice shape. Process was shockingly simple to pick up and drop off the car, about 100x faster than a normal rental car agency. Would HIGHLY recommend Kenny for your next Turo rental.
Robert Christopher L. - June 1, 2019
Nissan Sentra 2017
Juan was very kind & courteous as well as flexible when it came to extending my trip by an hour. His car was very clean & neat almost as if no one has driven it before. If I am ever in Austin again I will most definitely rent his car again.
Marisa R. - June 21, 2019
Chevrolet Corvette 2019
Pavel was a fantastic host to us during our visit to Austin for Memorial Day weekend. His Corvette is a beautiful, high-performance sports car. It was spotless and delivered with a full tank of gas. Pavel was easy to interact with during the entire rental, and we appreciated his courtesy and professionalism. Highly recommended!
Bryan L. - May 29, 2019
Lexus IS 350 2007
May is a great host , I have had the pleasure of driving 2 of her cars. Great cars.
Josephine M. - July 29, 2019
Honda Accord 2013
Everything went great. Adnan was quick to respond. Car delivered and exchanged at the end of the trip right at the airport and on time. The car is an older model but very clean, roomy, works great and economical. We had lots of luggage and it all fit plus the three of us. Highly recommended.
Jorge S. - July 26, 2019
Nissan Altima 2015
This was our 1st time using Turo and we had a great experience. Fernando was easy to communicate with and the pickup & return at the airport was super convenient. His car was clean and reliable and everything we needed for our family trip to Texas. He included a hands-free cell phone holder and car charger which was a nice bonus!
Amanda E. - July 29, 2019

Best Austin driving roads

Lime Creek Road

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.

Highway 183

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.

Ranch Road 1323

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.