Car Rental at Houston William P. Hobby Airport

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$95.74 per day
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$108.43 per day
Intermediate
Mazda 3 or similar
Mazda 3
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$121.43 per day
Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$134.18 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
VW Jetta or similar
VW Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$139.43 / per day
Luxury
Chrysler 300 or similar
Chrysler 300
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$142.47 / per day
Minivan
Dodge Grand Caravan or similar
Dodge Grand Caravan
  • 7
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$165.64 / per day
Premium
Ford F-150 or similar
Ford F-150
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$189.91 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:01 on 2022-05-23. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Country code
1
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Houston William P. Hobby Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

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

  • Large cars - from $150 per day
  • Medium cars - from $141 per day
  • Vans - from $189 per day
  • Premium cars - from $148 per day
  • Small cars - from $137 per day
  • SUVs - from $186 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
7.8
  • Getting to the airport 6.5
  • Departure and check-in 8.1
  • Terminal facilities 6.9
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.3
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.1
  • Lounge 4.7

Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)

  • IATA: HOU
  • ICAO: KHOU
  • Name: Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
  • Passengers (per year): 12,095,482
  • Distance from City: 8 miles / 12.9 km SE of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day

Top 11 Locations near Houston William P. Hobby Airport

  1. 30.6 km / 19.0 miles away
  2. 217.6 km / 135.2 miles away
  3. 269.3 km / 167.3 miles away
  4. 295.2 km / 183.4 miles away
  5. 369.8 km / 229.8 miles away
  6. 381.8 km / 237.3 miles away
  7. 459.4 km / 285.4 miles away
  8. 467.8 km / 290.7 miles away
  9. 480.1 km / 298.4 miles away
  10. 741.9 km / 461.0 miles away
  11. 1067.1 km / 663.1 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

The cost of renting a car at Houston William P. Hobby Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Houston William P. Hobby Airport
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
$44.00
November
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Houston William P. Hobby Airport is November when prices for an Economy class start from $44.00. You can see that this is < 1% cheaper than the yearly average and < 1% cheaper than renting a car in November (when rental prices start at $44.00 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Houston William P. Hobby Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in October the average rental period is 15 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average Rental Length
6
January
5
February
7
March
6
April
7
May
6
June
6
July
5
August
9
September
15
October
13
November
7
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Houston William P. Hobby Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Houston William P. Hobby Airport in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in September.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
87%
January
76%
February
92%
March
93%
April
116%
May
122%
June
135%
July
103%
August
75%
September
100%
October
102%
November
101%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Ace Rent a car Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Hyundai Accent 4 1 Medium cars
Ace Rent a car Kia Sportage 5 2 SUVs
Ace Rent a car Hyundai Sonata 4 2 Large cars
Dollar Mazda 3 2 2 Large cars
Dollar Ford Focus 3 2 Medium cars
Dollar Chevrolet Spark 2 1 Small cars
Thrifty Ford Focus 3d 3 2 Medium cars
Thrifty Chevrolet Spark 2 1 Small cars
Thrifty Mazda 3 5 3 Large 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.

Top 8 Suppliers at Houston William P. Hobby Airport in 2022

Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.6 / 1 reviews
+18335111746
7600 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061
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
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
+18335111748
8601 Panair St, Houston, TX 77061
$127 - $208
National
Excellent 8.5 / 1 reviews
+18335111747
7600 Airport Blvd,Houston, TX 77061
$132 - $213
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+17136439395
7714 Airport Boulevard
$150 - $168
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.4 / 1 reviews
+18772830898
8620 Panair Road
$121 - $156
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
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.3
+18664342226
8620 Panair Rd
$108 - $124
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
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.3
7136419300
7714 Airport Boulevard
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.8 / 5 reviews
7132245489 / 3172487251
12140 Gulf Freeway
$96 - $166
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:10:00-14:00
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