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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Houston William P. Hobby Airport
Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$50.46 / per day
Houston William P. Hobby Airport
Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$52.44 / per day
Houston William P. Hobby Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$74.58 / per day
Houston William P. Hobby Airport
Compact
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$78.85 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Houston William P. Hobby Airport
Economy
Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$79.82 / per day
Houston William P. Hobby Airport
Premium
Volkswagen Passat or similar
Volkswagen Passat
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$113.52 / per day
Houston William P. Hobby Airport
Luxury
Audi A4 or similar
Audi A4
  • 5
  • 3
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$89.86 / per day
Houston William P. Hobby Airport
Mini Van
Chrysler Pacifica or similar
Chrysler Pacifica
  • 7
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$133.40 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 22:13 on 2024-06-20. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English, Spanish
Currency
USD
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+1
Average car rental price
$84 per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
48 km/h or 30 mph
Speed limit out of town
88 - 136 km/h or 55 - 85 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
10.0 / 10
Average gas price
$0.88 per liter or $3.33 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$0.69 per liter or $2.61 per gallon
Highest gas price
$1.19 per liter or $4.50 per gallon
Houston William P. Hobby Airport

Airport travel guide

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) is an international airport located in Houston, Texas. The airport was once the major airport of the city, though it was supplanted by the larger George H.W. Bush Intercontinental Airport in the respect. HOU still serves as a popular entrance point to the city for many, though. Hobby Airport is also convenient for those whose final destination, such as Galveston, is south of Houston. 

Top international routes

  • Cancun, Mexico
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
  • San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Liberia, Costa Rica
  • Belize City, Belize a
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica

Main airlines

The airport’s main carrier is Southwest Airlines with destinations across the U.S. and Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America. Delta, American Airlines, and JetBlue also offer a small number of flights, mainly to and from their hubs.

Terminals

The airport consists of one terminal with two concourses. The Central Concourse is the departure point of domestic flights, and therefore most of the airport’s flights. The Western Concourse hosts the airport’s international flights.

Location

HOU, only 10 miles south of Downtown Houston, is located much closer to downtown than George H. W. Bush Intercontinental Airport. The airport is not far from I-45 (the Gulf Freeway) which conveniently takes travelers to both Downtown Houston and Galveston.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Convertibles - from $90 per day
  • Large cars - from $50 per day
  • Medium cars - from $75 per day
  • Vans - from $133 per day
  • Premium cars - from $83 per day
  • Small cars - from $75 per day
  • SUVs - from $55 per day

Car rental desks

All car rental suppliers at the airport, except Payless, have rental desks next to Baggage Claim. From there, renters must take a shuttle to pick up their cars.

Services and facilities

The airport has all of the services and facilities you would expect a large domestic airport, though on a smaller scale than airports like IAH.

Though the only lounge is the USO Lounge reserved for members of the armed forces, there is a spa treatment service in the Central Concourse.

Water bottle refilling points are available in both of the concourses of the terminal and landside. So are baby care facilities. Near Baggage Claim, visitors can find the Houston Interactive Center where information about the city and directions can be obtained by the friendly Volunteer Ambassadors.

There is no airport at the airport, but many are located just outside of it and provide free shuttles. These include a DoubleTree, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Four Points, and La Quinta Inn & Suites.

Finally, to quench travelers’ hunger, many restaurants can be found, though fewer in the international concourse. These include chains such as Buffalo Wild Wings and ChickFila along with local restaurants like Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen. Those need a pick-me-up jolt of caffeine can find a Peet’s in both concourses.

Consult HOU’s Interactive Directions to see what exactly is available in the terminal that you will be arriving at.

Nearest gas station

Which gas station nearest to the airport for you depends on what direction you are arriving from which in turn may depend on which car rental supplier you use. If returning a car to Alamo or National, and coming from downtown on Telephone Rd., a Chevron station at the intersection with Airport Blvd. is the closest station. If returning a car to other suppliers, such as Hertz, Enterprise, or Dollar, you would most likely be coming for the other direction on Airport Blvd. In this case, a Shell station at the corner of Airport Blvd. and Monroe Blvd. is the closest station. Other stations are located along Airport Blvd. too. None of the stations feature the price gouging common of stations closest to a major airport.

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Airport info

Rating
7.9
  • Getting to the airport 8.1
  • Check-in and departures 8.9
  • Terminal facilities 8.1
  • Wi-Fi 7.4
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.5
  • Lounge 7.5

Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)

  • IATA: HOU
  • ICAO: KHOU
  • Name: Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
  • Distance from city: 8 miles / 12.9 km

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Houston William P. Hobby Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Houston William P. Hobby Airport varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day at Houston William P. Hobby Airport
$42.63
January
$48.98
February
$63.61
March
$59.93
April
$50.87
May
$33.84
June
$38.90
July
$43.24
August
$51.51
September
$51.52
October
$46.78
November
$41.82
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Houston William P. Hobby Airport is June — when rental costs average $33.84 per day. This is 29% cheaper than the yearly average and 47% cheaper than renting a car in March (when prices average $63.61 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Houston William P. Hobby Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in March the average rental period is 7 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average number of rental days at Houston William P. Hobby Airport
6
January
4
February
7
March
6
April
4
May
6
June
7
July
6
August
5
September
6
October
5
November
5
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Houston William P. Hobby Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Houston William P. Hobby Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car in September, while they are least likely to rent in in May.
Monthly searches at Houston William P. Hobby Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
76%
January
41%
February
35%
March
44%
April
19%
May
133%
June
158%
July
136%
August
165%
September
146%
October
120%
November
127%
December

Car rental information

Popular suppliers Easirent, Dollar, FOX, Thrifty, Ace Rent a car
Popular car categories SUVs, Large cars, Small cars, Medium cars
Lowest price $50 per day
Cheapest supplier Thrifty

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Easirent Toyota Yaris 5 0 Small cars
Easirent Buick Encore 5 3 SUVs
Easirent Hyundai Santa Fe 5 2 SUVs
Easirent Nissan Altima 4 1 Large cars
Easirent Nissan Sentra 4 2 Medium cars
Easirent Chevrolet Tahoe 4 3 SUVs
Dollar Jeep Renegade 4 2 SUVs
FOX Toyota Camry 4 2 Large cars
FOX Mitsubishi Mirage 4 2 Small cars
Dollar Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars

FAQ

Are there toll roads in Houston?
Yes, there are multiple toll roads in Houston and the rest of Texas.
Can I pay for Houston's tolls in cash?
Some toll roads have booths that accept cash payments (during the hours they are open). Others require electronic payment. The safest thing to do is to accept any toll package the rental company offers or to play to avoid toll roads altogether.
How old do I have to be to rent a car in Texas?
You must be at least 12 to rent a car, and you will be charged a Young Driver's Fee if you are under 25.
Can I travel to Louisiana?
In most cases, you can take your rental car to Louisiana, but be sure to make sure beforehand.

Our customers' reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have the option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic.

United States of America (USA)
Buick Encore
November 3, 2023
Do this trip 3-4 times a year to see grandkids.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Enterprise
7.9 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Easirent
5.7 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
1
Total rental companies
11
Average daily price
$84.12
Lowest daily price
$50.46
Total cars available
524

Top 11 suppliers at Houston William P. Hobby Airport in 2024

Enterprise
Good 7.9
+18335111748
8601 Panair St, Houston, TX 77061
$77 - $196
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Alamo
Alamo
Good 7.8 / 1 review
+18335111746
Houston Hobby Arpt, 7600 Airport Blvd - 77061
$75 - $185
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:59
Tue:05:00-23:59
Wed:05:00-23:59
Thu:05:00-23:59
Fri:05:00-23:59
Sat:05:00-23:59
Sun:05:00-23:59
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.8
+17139485300
8100 Monroe Road
Working hours
Mon:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
National
Good 7.7 / 1 review
+18335111747
7600 Airport Blvd,Houston, TX 77061
$78 - $182
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:59
Tue:05:00-23:59
Wed:05:00-23:59
Thu:05:00-23:59
Fri:05:00-23:59
Sat:05:00-23:59
Sun:05:00-23:59
Avis
Avis
Good 7.7
7136419300
7714 Airport Boulevard
Working hours
Mon:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Good 7.7
+17136439395
7714 Airport Boulevard
$66 - $147
Working hours
Mon:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Payless
Payless
Good 7.5
7136340995
7714 Airport Blvd
Working hours
Mon:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.2 / 3 reviews
+17139479125
8620 Panair St, Houston, TX 77061, USA
$50 - $159
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:00-19:00
FOX
FOX
Good 7 / 2 reviews
+13465012709
7783 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:30
Tue:06:00-22:30
Wed:06:00-22:30
Thu:06:00-22:30
Fri:06:00-22:30
Sat:06:00-22:30
Sun:06:00-22:30
Dollar
Dollar
Satisfactory 6.7 / 3 reviews
+17139479125
8620 PANAIR RD
$52 - $137
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:00-19:00
Easirent
Easirent
Poor 5.7 / 29 reviews
+18328503301
7803 Hansen Road, TX 77061
$81 - $100
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
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