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    Car Hire Houston

    The fourth largest city in the United States, Houston is a massive urban centre, home to many of the country's biggest businesses and organisations. As a result of very relaxed zoning laws, the city covers a much larger area compared to cities with a similar population, and as a result, everything is spread out with attractions far and wide. This makes Houston a perfect place to hire a car and travel with ease.

    As your first stop in Houston, visit the Chase Tower, which is the tallest building in the city (and the tallest 5 sided building in the world). Take in views of this sprawling urban destination from the observatory deck at the top. Spend a few hours in Space Centre Houston, a museum dedicated to U.S space exploration where you will find exhibits on the history and developments in space travel, as well as actual launch vehicles and many artefacts from previous missions. Explore the underground tunnels Houston's CBD, connecting nearly 100 city buildings and providing solace from the summer heat of this Texas city. Feast on Tex-Mex, the delectable local take on Mexican food, and take in a baseball game at Minute Maid Park for a bona fide Houston holiday.

    While in Houston, take a day trip to Schlitterbahn, a massive waterpark just a couple of hours outside of the city in the town of New Braunfels. Additionally, you can take a tour of the Blue Bell Ice Cream factory for a delicious Texas treat. From Houston, head off to Dallas, Austin or New Orleans.

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    Car Hire Suppliers and Depots in Houston

    Our car hire suppliers in Houston include Thrifty, Budget, Hertz, National and Avis.

    Our supplier depots are conveniently located at both Houston airports: Houston Hobby and George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Additionally, Auto Europe has nearly 30 depots around the city. Explore the interactive map in the search form to find which depot is convenient for you to pick up your car hire.


    Parking and Tolls in Houston

    Houston is a driving city, so parking is readily available and often affordable or free, though it may be more expensive near the city centre.

    If you're travelling outside of the city, you are likely to encounter toll roads. Tolls in the U.S. can vary greatly, from less than $1 to upwards of $10. If possible, research your route beforehand and carry cash. Change is usually available through tellers at toll booths. Occasionally, you will need coins in various denominations for unmanned booths.

    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Houston

    • Houston to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston) (33km approx. 25min)
    • Houston to Houston Hobby Airport (20km approx. 25min)
    • Houston to Dallas (385km approx. 3hrs 35min)
    • Houston to Austin (260km approx. 3hr)
    • Houston to New Orleans (560km approx. 5hr)