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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Skip the rental car counter
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.
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.
Just a 45-minute drive in your Austin car rental, 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.
Car is great. We needed a car for a day and due to the shortage of commercial rental cars we found renting this to be comparable in price. Driving a Porsche is much better than driving a Camry. Car drove great and picking up and returning it was simple. Would definitely recommend Greg’s Boxster
Great experience. Simple, easy, great vehicle selection and lower cost than traditional car rental.
Way better experience then going with a traditional car rental company. I would reccomend .
Communication was proactive and organized, and the pickup and return was simple. Next time I need a rental car in Austin, I’ll come here first.
Edgar was super responsive, professional, snd very helpful when and if I needed it. The car was dropped off at the airport fully gassed and cleaned. Being able to rent that challenger saved my entire trip. No car rentals for 50 miles in Austin when I went to rebook because my flight got canceled. Thanks again Edgar!!! My brother had downloaded the app and I’ll refer him to your cars when he comes and visits.
This car was great for Austin. We rented on Turo because the car rental line at AUS airport was extremely long (2 hours~). The pick up process was swift and easy, and we loved driving her around and exploring the city. Keep in mind that you will have to make time to charge the car, but other than that it was a great experience. Ben was very responsive and a great host. Would rent again!
Best car rental experience I've ever had. Cicely made it so easy to check the car out and in smoothly and efficiently. The car was topped off, clean, and fun to whip around in for the week. Thank you!
Amazing car, we had a blast! Pavel was waiting for us at the airport and the best was he was waiting for us at departures! No car rental return! No crowded ride on a shuttle back to airport! Highly recommend to anyone!
Great rental, the ideal Turo experience. Nick was responsive, and the car was great and fairly priced. This is now my first choice anytime I need a car in Austin.
I can’t say enough how great my first time experience was with this trip. Robertos Nissan Versa Note was an awesome car that was unreal with gas mollete and the A/C blows refreshing air which is needed for the Austin heat. My check process was as seamless as possible. Roberto was very attentive and would respond very quickly to any of my questions. This Nissan Versa note drove like a dream and was I very much enjoyed my drives. The easy experience of taking tolls and paying the invoice just makes this trip that much more effortless. I would absolutely recommend Robertos Nissan Versa Note as your next rental vehicle.
Sam was a great host, and the Tesla was a fun car. I will rent a car from Sam again.
First time using Turo & loved it. Will never go back to big car rental companies. Great car and definitely a gas saver. Look forward to renting again
Great host and amazing car. Joseph made the car rental a breeze. He took care of us by providing restaurant and entertainment recommendations. The car was amazing! Well maintained with some bonus features. We highly recommend renting Joseph's Supra. You won't be disappointed.
Excellent little cutie for zipping around town. Great value for the car rental and the tiny amount of gas it used. Parking was super easy. We were able to fit 4 pieces of luggage in the back. Probably not suitable for anything more than minimal highway driving at high speed.
Jason couldn't have been more helpful, relaxed, and responsive. Even came out in the rain late at night to bring a spare for a flat tire! The best host in Austin with the most fun car. Will definitely be renting again when I return.
First off never used turo before but a buddy mentioned it when there were zero rental cars left at the airport. Greg was a great host a little trouble finding the car at first but Greg messaged back almost immediately and was able to guide us to the location. As for the car it was as described and great for little trips around town the card in the glove box gave me access to all the charging ports which were nice. Overall a great first time experience using turo will deffinatly try it again.
It was so much fun driving Andy's Maserati! I had never even been in a Maserati before! There were no rental cars available for the weekend, so I decided to try Turo. Since I wasn't really visiting as a tourist, and I needed a car for the weekend, renting Andy's Maserati was the highlight of my trip. Andy also helped set the automatic headlights for me when he gave me the key, so I was glad I didn't have to worry about that. The car definitely turned heads as I was driving it. Slick, fast, and comfortable car!
Great car and Max is a great and easy going host!! Car was clean and it drove like a dream. A truly beautifully understated luxury performance car that definitely grabs attention. 10/10 would recommend. Definitely will rent again if available for my next trip to Austin.
All I can say that it was amazing dealing with John. The car drives amazing. Did I say amazing ? Just an awesome experience. I took my grandparents On their dream road trip.
I am not very tech saavy. It's difficult for me to take digital instruction at first. Gregg was quick to help and polite despite. I enjoyed trying something new with the turo app and driving electric. I rented for 24 hours, drove from Austin to Dripping Springs and back. When I got home at night the battery was at 22% and 16% in the morning so maybe be careful not to leave it too low overnight. I could be wrong but I think the bluetooth is not working. Radio was good though. Overall I loved the experience and will rent again.
Great reliable car and very easy exchange to picked Up and drop off the vehicle would definitely rent next time i come out to Austin!
Kim’s car was in great shape and got me around Austin with no trouble. She was super easy to communicate and even accommodated a change to my trip. Great Trip!!
Lauren was incredible. This was my first Turo rental and definitely my first EV experience! Very neat little car. Zippy and frugal. Lauren was super accommodating! Communication was swift and my requests (specifically the toddler child seat photos, which was a weird request of mine) were not questioned once. On the contrary. Just a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommend! Thank you lots!
David and the beautiful well cared for Mercedes is AWESOME!!! I’m truly impressed and will be renting from David again. David is professional, kind and helpful. He arrived as scheduled and made my rental a positive experience. The Mercedes is gorgeous and rides quietly with much kick for speed. Such a fun drive! Thank you so very much David... looking forward to renting from you again soon. Pure Luxury!
The car was good. It is older but in good condition. The only issue is that the bluetooth kept disconnecting from the car and the radio kept restarting. Otherwise the trip was good and the company was accommodating to me changing the rental to delivery instead of pickup.
Anna was a phenomenal host. Pick up of the car was extremely smooth. What a great ride to cruise around Austin with and at an affordable price! Consider Anna for your next trip, we will definitely be using her again when we return...thank you, Anna!!
Car was clean when picked up, took their time to ask any questions I had and show me around the car. Will rent from these guys again next time I'm in Austin
One of the best renting experiences I’ve had to date, I highly recommend renting with Jamieson he made the whole renting experience a breeze and we will definitely rent with him again if and when we come back to Austin!
Super easy pick up and drop off. Clean car, well taken care of. Great gas mileage. This was my first time using Turo and it was a very positive experience. I would rent again from this person if I’m back in Austin.
Jeffrey was an awesome host! He was easy going, punctual with timing, great with communication, and flexible when I needed to bring the car back a little earlier than my check out time. The interior of the car was super clean and his Nissan Altima was a pretty smooth ride. Booking his car for the day was just what I needed for my day trip in Austin.
If you want to get around in style while visiting Austin, one of Sam’s cars is a must! He was prompt and polite when answering questions. He was also understanding when we were a few minutes late due to our own poor time management. Drop off was a breeze. The Tesla was clean and a fun ride. Book with Sam, you won’t regret it.
This was the best car I've been in on my trips no check engine lights were on and the car drove amazing. Grace is a EXTREMELY great host. I would definitely rent again and I definitely recommend.
What a sweet ride! Ron was very gracious and accommodating when I had a slight change in scheduling. He was super pleasant to deal with I will definitely reach out during my next trip to Austin. Ron made my first time using Turo a great experience.
Paris was awesome to work with and the car was awesome. Description is spot on - beast of an engine and handles like a go kart. Despite it being lowered it was a very nice ride and made my drives around Austin and trip to San Antonio very enjoyable. Would recommend to everyone!
Sam was great. Beautiful car with no issues. If you are in Austin I highly recommend renting from Sam!
We had such a smooth, easy car rental experience and were very happy with the car itself!
What a great alternative to traditional rental cars. Love the flexibility and pricing. My hosts were most helpful and informative. I give Turo "two thumbs up"
Cory was awesome. The car was very clean and the transaction went super smooth! He is very nice and accommodating. If I'm ever back in Austin and need to rent a car, I'm certainly going to reach out to himagain.
Absolutely hands down the best experience for me! I will never rent a car through a commercial rental company again. Amazing service, and the best ride ever. Clean, comfortable and most of all easy pickup and drop off. I will rent from Gabi and Hashim again!
The car and the owner were both wonderful. I will definitely recommend this listing to anyone who needs a rental in the area.
Had a great trip. The Chevrolet Spark is very easy to drive and a very smooth ride. Naveen was very communicative. Had no issues! Would rent this little car again. :)
Excellent experience. Courteous on time delivery and pick up. Clean and well maintained newer car. Everything worked. Glad my first Turo rental went well. Will try again another time.
My first experience with Turo couldn’t have been more perfect. All thanks to Ashon and his beautiful mustang. Pick up and drop off was a breeze. The car was great and a blast to drive. The car was so clean, It looked brand new. I had some questions about Austin and Ashon was always available to help me out. If I where ever to come back to Austin, Ashon would be the only host I would use. Thank you again sir. I don’t have the words, to let you know how much I appreciate your great service.
Super easy pick up and return. Communicative host, nice car and fun to drive. Perfect for our 4 day stay exploring around Austin!
Miek was a great host. He made the trip smooth, and communicated well throughout the trip. He was pretty much a virtual tour guide. Next time I’m in Austin I’ll be reaching out to Miek. Thank Miek.
Great car! Lots of room and perfect for a weekend to drive around Austin. Only thing that would have been better was just timeliness of response time but other than that great😀
Dijoy was amazing, I had slight change in plans and he actually brought the car to me when I wasn't going to be able to keep original arrangements. The car was amazing. It was my first time driving tesla. He went over everything, and even showed my son all the neat features. I will definitely by booking with dejoy again when I am back in Austin.
Roberto was a great host! The car ran smoothly and was economical. It had great gas mileage for driving around the city of Austin! Also, it had a great turning radius! A good car for a great price!
Richard is so accommodating and amazing to work with! I will use him every time I come to Austin!! Best service I've ever had.
Mikayla was amazing! Very accommodating and flexible. Vehicle was great and served our purpose getting us around to explore Austin. Clean and spacious small vehicle with great gas mileage. Would definitely rent from Mikayla again!
This was a great car to rent for our weekend trip. Phil was very helpful and responsive to all my numerous questions. I would highly recommend renting this car for any of your trips.
We had a great experience! Check in and out was so smooth and easy. Awesome car for driving around Austin! Clean and comfortable. Arman was a great communicator and even helped us out at the end when I left gifts for my kids in the backseat - he offered to mail them back to me. Thank you!
Amr was amazing and easy to deal with, and the car was clean and amazing to drive. HIGHLY RECOMMEND, will absolutely rent again!
Christopher was a great host and the car was a joy to drive through the hills. Highly recommend if you are in the Austin area.
I’d never used this app before but Matt made it easy and was extremely accommodating. It’s so much better than using the usual rental car agencies. I saved a lot of money and everything was simple!
David and his flexibility and communication was the winner here. I had several issues come up and David was patient, understanding and willing to help. The car was clean, full of gas and performed well, I only used 1 tank of gas the whole trip. I would definitely rent anything David.
The Vanderhall is the pure example of a driver's car. I took it to Twisted Sisters and had a blast. The car was flawless and the rental experience was excellent. If you want something different and FUN to drive, don't hesitate with this choice.
This car is one of the best and most reliables cars. Mileage and gas is a big key to look into and if you want to drive something smooth, this is the one. Pradeep was very professional as well being on spot and getting everything done just in time. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!
Can’t say enough good things about Kimberly & her Tesla. If I’m back in Austin soon. I’ll definitely rent again! 5/5 star
Tina was a great host and the pick-up and drop-off was super easy and quick! Tina’s Fiat was extremely clean when we picked it up, and it was the perfect car to get around Austin.
Juan went above and beyond throughout the entire rental period. He is communicative and extremely responsive. Expect 0 issues if you rent this car!
An amazing car and great communication from the owner. It's now my "Austin" wheels.
Jonathan’s Prius is well maintained, and a great car for getting around Austin. He was very communicative, which made the process seamless.
Very clean car, no issues at all. Would definitely recommend this car for any type of rental.
Such a fun car to drive! Dominique is awesome, very knowledgeable, and so willing to help out with any questions. I would definitely book with her again the next time I’m in Austin!
We rented the M2 Competition and now I need to buy one. Dropping it off was tough! Loved the car and the rental process couldn't be easier. Ottoline is a top shelf organization.
Excellent experience!! Incredibly accommodating: last minute rental, picked up late at AUS airport. Picked me up right at baggage claim. Car was in perfect condition and a joy to drive. Highly recommend!
Fuel efficient and very clean car. Taofeek was very professional and messaged me detailed instructions before trip started. I would rent again.
Nick was my first Turo trip, and he was great. Explained the car and was very responsive. Car was clean and ready to go. Would definitely rent from Nick again.
Car ran well and was very nice. I do wish it had been washed and cleaned prior to the rental. But in general the car was nice and as advertised.
Very clean car. Friendly owner. Definitely will use again next time I’m in Austin.
Sure the car was older, but it's was just what I needed. A trustworthy Toyota that is really inexpensive compared to other rentals/car services. Roberto was awesome! Communication was fast and easy. This was my first time using TURO and my experience with Roberto made sure that I'd want to use it again.
Alonso's car was very comfortable and got great gas mileage. All the things I was looking for. Cruise control, easy access for playing my Iphone over the sound system in the car, leather seats and great AC. It was a very easy pick up system and drop off. I talked to Alonzo a couple of times so communication was a breeze. Thanks Alonzo, I will try and get the car again when I am back to Austin. Tom
The Model 3 was and absolute blast to drive and Jed made the entire experience a breeze. He was extremely responsive and timely during both pick up/drop off and even went as far as driving back to the airport for us, after having left some of our belongings in the vehicle. My only critique/complaint is that both the interior and exterior of the vehicle was surprisingly dusty/dirty upon delivery and appeared to not have been detailed or vacuumed for our trip. There is some expected wear and tear throughout the vehicle being a rental but overall a pretty great experience. 6 Stars for convenience and customer service! Thanks for everything Jed! -Brendan Brown
Trey was great! He was easy to work with and really helped us out with having last minute changes to extend our booking needs with the car. The Kia drove perfectly, was great on gas, and was perfect for what we needed to explore Austin. I would recommend using Trey for sure!
Jona was great and the Mazda drove well, it was a great car to get around town and Jona was nice enough to drop it off to me in south Austin! Recommend!
Perfect car to cruise and explore the beauty in Austin/Lakes. Beautiful car. Perfect way to experience Porsches.
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.
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.
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.