Car hire in Houston
On this page you’ll get tips and advice on hiring a car in Houston, and the cheapest rental cars at guaranteed lowest price. If this is your first time renting a car in the U.S., please read our general tips on car hire in the country via the link below.
Car hire at Houston Airport
The biggest airport in Houston is George Bush Intercontinental Airport (airport code: IAH). This is one of the busiest airports in the U.S., and it services flights to and from cities all over the world. The airport is a 30 minute drive north of Houston.
There are ten car rental firms at the airport. You can visit their offices at the Consolidated Rental Car Facility, which is outside the main airport building. The bus stops are well signposted on all floors and the buses are therefore very easy to find.
There are several toll roads in Texas, and the toll is usually payed with an electronic pass. The electronic pass will normally be installed in the rental car when you pick it up, but check with your car rental firm for more exact details.
Where to go around Houston
Houston is the largest city in Texas and is located on the state’s coastline. There are many nice towns and other places to explore in Houston’s surrounding area, and with a rental car, the trip will be both more fun and more exciting. Going by car is by far the best way of discovering Texas! Below we’ll mention a few of our favourite spots in the area.
The stunning city of Corpus Christi is a little more than three hours south of Houston. The city is famous for its wonderful sandy beaches, and it’s a holiday paradise for many Americans. In the northern parts of the city, by the beach, there is also the interesting USS Lexington Museum, an old battleship now anchored at Corpus Christi.
Austin is the capital of Texas, and is just over two and a half hours west of Houston. In Austin, there’s a lot to see and do. There are many odd statues, historical museums and buildings as well as the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, which is home to the world’s largest urban bat colony.
Angelina National Forest
If you want to get away from the noise of Houston, a day trip to the Angelina National Forest is a perfect option. The forest is an approximate two-and-a-half-hour drive north of Houston. In the Angelina National Forest, you will definitely get a feeling of calm. You will, of course, also get some gorgeous views of the beautiful Lake Sam Rayburn which is in the middle of the forest. There are also many nice footpaths by the lake, as well as camping possibilities.