Car Rental - From 9am- 5pm on weekdays, Houston
almost doubles in population from the people that
commute from the outlying suburbs to go to work. The
interstates, freeways and tollways that surround the
city resemble a spaghetti bowl of congestion and road
construction projects. Public transportation consists
of buses, taxis and the Metro Rail downtown, but the
best way to economically get from one Houston
tourist Attractions to another is to rent
a vehicle. Houston is spread out in many directions
and unless you are staying very near to where you
plan to recreate, a car is a must.
There are many Houston Car Rental Companies all over
town, with many stationing themselves in or near the
major airports and some even have rental desks in
hotels. From economy cars, luxury sedans, vans, and
even exotic cars, you will be able to find the perfect
set of wheels to fit your exciting weekend of Houston
attractions in the Bayou City. A suggestion
is to stay away from the larger SUVs if you can. The
traffic on the Inner Loop boulevards and rush hour
on I-10 West (Katy Freeway) is stop and go and you
will burn alot of gas that way. But, if you must have
a large vehicle, you will be happy to know that Houston
has some of the lowest gas prices in the country.
If you are looking for a bargain, try to find filling
stations that are near each other. There are always
price wars going on and you could find some great
deals on gas! There is little need to worry about
parking when you go out to shop or for entertainment.
Many Houston businesses offer valet parking, or if
you choose to park yourself, you will be well at ease
in the ample, well lit, free parking lots.
All of the Houston Car Rental companies
offer packages and competitive rates. Some even will
pick you up at the airport for free. You must have
at least liability insurance, a valid driver's license
and a credit or debit card to get a vehicle. Here
is a list of some fantastic companies that will give
you the best vehicles at the best rates.
Alamo. www.alamo.com. 1-888-426-3296
Avis. www.avis.com. 1-800-831-2847
Budget. www.budget.com. 1-800-527-0700
Capps Van & Car Rental. www.cappsvanrental.com.
Enterprise. www.enterprise.com. 1-800-rent-a-car
National. www.nationalcar.com. 1-888-868-6203
Take a look at our Houston tourist attractions
and tourism pages to find out more about this great