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.
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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.
I’ve been renting the same car from Lionel for months now, and I will continue to do so when possible for every future work trip I have in Austin. The car is great, and the pickup and drop-off process is ideal. Really happy I found a reliable resource for car rental in Austin.
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!
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.
We had such a smooth, easy car rental experience and were very happy with the car itself!
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!
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!
Hyatt made the rental a breeze with quick communication, and the car was great on mileage for my two week trip in and around Austin.
We had an amazing time renting Lorena’s car for our trip to Austin. The car was super clean when we first picked it up. It’s a TESLA, so it was incredible driving it around Austin. It was my first time renting & driving a Tesla so when I picked it up I appreciated all the details that Lorena’s husband gave about all the subtle differences between a Tesla & other cars. Honestly our trip to Texas would not have been as great as it was if we did not have this car. If you’re interested in trying out a Tesla and having an amazing driving experience you can’t go wrong renting this car. Oh & Lorena + her Husband were A+ hosts. 10/10 will rent again.
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.
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
Phenomenal experience! I highly recommend renting from Ritesh for anyone looking for a rental car in Austin. Super flexible and convenient, easy & open communication. This was my first Turo experience and I would definitely do it again!
First time using a service like this. It was very convenient, 100% better than using a car rental company. We got off of our plane and the car was waiting for us. We did not have to shuttle to any car rental location and wait in line. We even left it at the airport when were done. Our host Dream Moore was quick to respond questions we had. It was just so easy. The only thing about using an individual's car is you are conscious of this being someone's property and being careful to not get it dirty. This time were just visiting family. We normally do outdoor adventures which I don't think I'd be comfortable using someone's nice car possibly getting mud or sand in it.
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.
This was my first experience with Turo and I couldn’t have been more delighted with the experience. I rented this car to get around Austin for a month and it was the perfect little car. Very clean and charging was so easy. For the most part we just charged it overnight using an extension cord from the house. SO EASY!! Gregg was very communicative and has several cars, so he is a pro at this! I will 100% be looking to Gregg next time I am in Austin and need a way to get around.
The car was clean, worked well for our visit and the car’s owner was soo accommodating when I needed to push back the return of the vehicle!! Definitely will look to renting from him again in future and for longer on our next trip to Austin!!
David was AWESOME. met me perfectly on time at Austin’s airport when there were 0 rental car options. He took all the photos for me and met me in the arrivals/departures area so it was public and super convenient. Highly recommend! PS the car drives like a DREAM
The 911 is a great car to drive the Austin hills. Additionally Nicholas is a great host who made rental and exchanges easy.
From pick up to drop everything was super easy. Car was as advertised; Clean, sporty and loaded. David was prompt and easy to work with. Will look for him on next trip to Austin!
Absolutely loved the car! Perfect car to drive in the beautiful scenic hills of Austin. It made me sad I had to give it back! Picking up at the Lot outside the Austin Airport was super convenient and easy and the bus ride was less than 5 min so I recommend going that route to save yourself some $$. Absolutely great car and it made my trip to Austin much more enjoyable!
Daniel was great to work with and would reply to any question in minutes. The car was a smooth ride and super clean. Had no issues whatsoever with this Turo. Would 100% recommend this car to others and will be looking to rent from Daniel again next time in Austin!
Very pleasant experience and super fun car. Highly recommend--host is very friendly and flexible. Excellent communication and service. Lots of thumbs up from other drivers when driving this car. Thanks for making our trip to Austin such a delight!
Greg was fantastic. He helped me out of a last minute bind when another unprofessional host (Chase Rentals) canceled my reservation. Greg came to the rescue helping me be a hero to my family who I promised a convertible for our hill country vacation. Greg was quickly attentive and everything was were he said it would be. Pick up and drop off was super quick. The car was to much fun. Thank you Greg for being a stand up honest host. I will definitely rent from you again. Always a fan.
Dopest Turo Rental Everrrrrrrr... Super Nice Hosts That Care About Providing An Amazing Experience, Super Convenient... Best Experience I’ve ever had
Christopher was great to work with and his car was very clean. Very convenient transaction and will look for him again for our next trip to Austin.
Awesome car! Very clean and car was ready to go when specified. Unlike most sports cars, this one is very simple to drive and Trent provided excellent customer service and info before and after the trip. I am definitely going to rent this SWEET convertible Camaro again. Couldn't have asked for a better host or a better vehicle. On a scale of 1 to 10, Trent I give you a 20! Again, I appreciate letting me rent your vehicle and you will definitely be hearing from me again. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
May was an exceptionally communicative and helpful host. Her car was clean, well maintained, and perfect for our three day trip in Austin!
Car was barebones but functional and got me to where I wanted to go in Austin. Otherwise, Roberto was a great host, good communications and awesome to work with. A+++, will drive using his cars again!
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 car is a gem! Ashon and his business partner are both absolutely amazing to work with. The entire trip was perfect and it was such a pleasure to have such wonderful communication. They gave me great local recommendations and helped curate the perfect getaway. Thank you again and I can’t wait to come back to Austin again soon.
Great host, helped orient us in Austin and was very helpful with the electric car usage. My only recommendation would be that if you plan on driving outside of the city at all (on highways) this cars range is not suitable for it. Sticking to city roads it does just fine. You will need to charge it often.
Roberto was great with communication and his Kia was the perfect car to get around Austin in. Highly recommend renting his car for easy access around the city and great reliability.
Aviv and his Boxster were great! He was professional and the car was a blast to drive. If you plan on visiting Austin as I did, I would certainly recommend renting from Aviv!
Great car and a great host. Dylan was super accommodating even when an issue cropped up during pick up. I would absolutely rent from Dylan again next time I need a car 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.
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"
Austin’s Audi was awesome and definitely has the zippiness to make it a very fun car to drive. Pick up and drop off was very easy!
Brenda is great and super friendly! Car was in immaculate shape and smooth to ride in Austin
John was very quick to respond to all questions. Extremely friendly, hand off/drop off was super smooth. Would recommend to anyone looking for fun car to enjoy Austin’s sunshine!
Rental was great. Joshua is a clear communicator and gave me a quick tutorial of the nuances of the electric system and gears. Easy to deal with and fun to drive.
Very nice and comfortable car. Smooth and friendly pick up and return. Super convenient. Way better than any rental company.
My trip was awesome! My man German was the perfect host he accommodated all my needs with no hesitations. The car ran beautifully! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I myself will definitely be renting again. I use the car for a music video and got some extraordinary shot in it.
This car is perfect for the area. It is the best car I’ve rented on Turo. Highly recommend!
Roberto was very easy to communicate with - and the car was a good find to get around Austin in.
By far the best rental experience yet!! I Love renting from May, she is super awesome, efficient, and has quality service and vehicles!!!
By far the best Turo experience I’ve had. The car was in excellent condition. Check in and check out was super easy and convenient. Responsive to messages. Can’t wait to try out some of their other cars!
I would give 10 stars if possible. Pick up and drop off was flawless with excellent communication and punctuality. Dean even had a water bottle waiting in the car for us. I would recommend to anyone, and if I am back in Austin, I hope the car is available. The BMW drove beautifully and was perfectly clean. Thank you for top notch service and making your vehicle available.
Adele’s MINI was perfect for our weekend in Austin. Dropoff was seamless, the car was spotless, and communication was quick and easy. Thank you, Adele! You helped make my partner’s birthday really special.
The car and the owner were both wonderful. I will definitely recommend this listing to anyone who needs a rental in the area.
The perfect car for getting around Austin. And if Saberian isn’t an All-Star Host, then I don’t know who/what is! He was extremely kind, flexible and responsive from start to finish. I know who I’m reaching out to on all future trips to Austin. And I’m so glad that I’ll never have to go back to a traditional rental agency!
We had a great trip while driving around in this awesome little car! It was perfect for what we needed and the amazing gas mileage was the best part!
Amazing Car and Amazing Host Lorena and her husband made this rental so easy and fun I will be recommending them and will be using them in the near future thank you 🙏🏾
The car was great! In four days I only had to fill up the tank once! Unfortunately I got a flat tire but David was super helpful and supportive throughout the whole process. I would definitely book with him again when in Austin.
Car rides so smooth! Arman communicated well, and all instructions were very clear. If I ever return to Austin, I would love to use this Infiniti again!
Darren made this trip super simple and easy! The car was very clean and worked great, I would highly recommend renting from Darren.
I enjoyed test driving Gregg’s Model S. It was a great way to see the outskirts of Austin. Gregg made pick-up easy with a lock box. We used a similar method to drop off the car. You’ll love Austin and the view from a Tesla!
Daniel was a responsive and attentive host. His Lexus was a smooth and safe ride. The car was clean and the AC was fantastic for the hot Austin days. We will definitely use Daniel for future bookings!
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.
Another fabulous experience! Easy pick up and drop off. Clean and fun car. The best hosts! Will rent again
I would definitely recommend Cicely’s Mazda to rent! Very nice vehicle. Cicely was very friendly and attentive when I needed her during my trip. My best experience on Turo so far!
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
Had a great experience renting with Jamieson! He was great with communication and the car was super clean and was all done for a great price. Definitely recommend him. Don’t hesitate to book your rental!
Arman was super easy to communicate with and picking up the car was a breeze from the Austin Airport. We'd definitely book with him (and HandiFleet) again...
One of Best car. It’s addictive. Roomy. Fast. Powerful. Awesome. And May is no question sweet generous patience and very well with working out with. I already am gonna rent again in April! You won’t know what you missing if you don’t rent one of hers!
This was better than renting a car from a dealership. May was fantastic, made the whole process so easy for me - from pick up to drop off. Would definitely recommend!
I recently decided to rent my husband a sports car for the day for his birthday. After searching I came across Ottoline Motorsport’s. I reached out to them and Bryan was incredible from start to finish. He helped me execute the surprise for my husband and all the details in my booking. Bryan left his prior commitments the day of our booking to be on location to assist us and give us the best customer service! We rented the Ferrari California for the day and drove out to Fredericksburg. We can’t wait to return to Ottoline for all of our special occasions in life and try out all the other vehicles in his fleet. Do yourself a favor and BOOK with Ottoline! 100% worth it and the customer service is as top notch as the vehicles! We are customers for life now!
Ryan provided fantastic service and was an excellent communicator. Car was Fantastic and really fun to drive. Highly recommend Ryan for your next trip. Will certainly rent from him again.
Arick was great at keeping me informed throughout the trip. The Audi S5 is a really fun car to drive, power you need and style you want! Car was reasonably priced for what you get. If I could give a 100 starts I would. Rent with him!
Loved renting from Gunnar. Arman was so wonderful to work with, super responsive, and so understanding when I got stuck in traffic and was frazzled about being late. Car ran great, was clean, and perfect for my trip! Would highly recommend this host to anyone and will be using them from here on out when I come to ATX!
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!
Great car, with an awesome sound system! I drove from Austin to Houston and back. The ride was so fun, comfortable, and smooth. Ethen was really nice and very responsive to any questions.
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.
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.
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.
The most amazing car and rental experience ever. We were here in Austin for the worst storm of the century, and this car (and owner) were a godsend! Front wheel drive is a must for snow and ice, if you know how to drive in that kind of weather. Thank you thank you thank you. We were able to get food and water to our soccer girls that were stranded for 10 days. The owner was extremely flexible and accommodating. Would rent again from him in a heartbeat!!! ❤️❤️❤️
This was a great little car- it was clean and dependable. A great affordable car rental option for our two week trip to Austin. Manish was very communicative and kind. We would definitely rent with him again!
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.