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Why rent a car in San Antonio ?

The Texan city of San Antonio is rich with Latin soul. From the sunshine hues of the umbrellas that line the river, to the Spanish stone arches and domed roofs of the various missions, San Antonio combines easy holiday fun and an historic heart.

Situated in southern Texas, about 170 miles from the Mexican border, San Antonio is in Hill Country. Wide expanses of vineyards, ranches and quintessential southern towns fill the surrounding areas. Getting a hire car in San Antonio is the best way to make the most of it.

How to get to and around San Antonio ?

San Antonio's airport is nine miles from downtown - about 15 minutes by car. Austin Airport is 85 miles away, a drive of about one hour and 30 minutes. If you are arriving by car the I-37, I-35 and I-10 all pass through the city.

What brands are available?

Dollar, Thrifty and Alamo are among the companies offering a rental car in San Antonio – all have collection points at the airport.

Must-sees within an easy drive of San Antonio

San Antonio’s 18th century missions form the heart of one of the city’s main tourist trails. The Spanish colonial buildings are dotted around San Antonio and were the state’s first designated world heritage sites. Surrounded by cypress trees and lush gardens, the historic buildings retain a faded beauty that tourists and locals fall in love with.

If you want some live music during your holiday then head to Austin, which is 80 miles north on the I-35 – a drive of about one hour and 20 minutes. From the airport to supermarkets to a host of festivals including South by Southwest, live music is everywhere here. But if that’s not your bag then try Corpus Christi, on the Texas Gulf coast. This wildlife-rich area is two hours, or 143 miles by car from San Antonio. The beaches here are long and plentiful and if you visit in April you can time your visit with the spring migration, when hundreds of birds spend a few days at the shoreline.

Northeast of Corpus Christi is Victoria, which is just 20 minutes from the coast by car and great spot for camping and water sports, while San Angelo, in west Texas is ranch country. Three hours northwest of San Antonio – a drive of 210 miles – San Angelo will give you a taste of life as a cowboy.

Tips and tricks for driving in San Antonio

San Antonio has its own downtown parking locator app to help drivers find spaces. The Pango Parking app includes parking rates and current availability for all downtown car parks.

Ready to plan your San Antonio city break?

To start planning your trip to San Antonio and other parts of the US use the Expedia search tool to help you find the best deals on flights, car hire and hotels, as well as researching the area’s top attractions.

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FAQs for car hire in San Antonio

What’s the best price car rental in San Antonio?

In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is in San Antonio.

What’s the average car rental price in San Antonio?

On average, car rentals in San Antonio are .

Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in San Antonio?

Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

Where can I find car rentals in San Antonio?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.