Car Rental Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)

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Houston William P. Hobby Airport, Houston, USA - Texas
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
National
$61.94 / per day
Compact
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$89.72 / per day
Intermediate
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
National
$64.52 / per day
Standard
VW Jetta or similar
VW Jetta
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
National
$70.97 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Premium
Nissan Maxima or similar
Nissan Maxima
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
National
$92.91 / per day
Full-size
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$94.15 / per day
Luxury
Cadillac XTS V6 Platinum or similar
Cadillac XTS V6 Platinum
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
National
$114.84 / per day
Minivan
Dodge Grand Caravan or similar
Dodge Grand Caravan
  • 7x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$131.19 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Country code
1
Average car rental length
5 days
Economy car rental price
$71.78 / per day
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%

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

Economy, Mini, Compact, Van, SUV

Top car rental companies

National is the largest supplier at William P. Hobby Airport. Ace Rent a Car also serves the airport via its partner Ability Rent a Car’s location off of the Gulf Freeway.

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
  • Airport name: Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
  • Airport type: Civil
  • Elevation AMSL: 14 m / 46 ft
  • Runway Surface: Concrete
  • Passengers (per year): 12,095,482
  • Distance from City: 8 miles / 12.9 km SE of town
  • Airport Hours: 24 hours a day

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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
$45.22
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 $45.22. You can see that this is < 1% cheaper than the yearly’s average and < 1% cheaper than renting a car in November (when rental prices start at $45.22 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 at Houston William P. Hobby Airport
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.
Houston William P. Hobby Airport Car Rental 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

Top 8 Suppliers for Houston William P. Hobby Airport in 2019

Europcar
Europcar
Exceptional 9.6
0017136454089
7979 Airport Blvd
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
001 8 335 111 747
7600 AIRPORT BLVD,
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
8664342226
8620 PANAIR RD
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
001 8 335 111 746
7600 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
001 8 664 342 226
8620 Panair Rd
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5
001 8 772 830 898
8620 Panair Road
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
713-224-5489, 317-248-7251
12140 Gulf Freeway
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 7
001 8 335 111 746
Houston Hobby Arpt, 7600 Airport Blvd - 77061

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