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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Galveston

  • Since their introduction in the transit market, car rentals have greatly benefited travelers. In Galveston, using a rental car will be convenient in many aspects, cheaper than public transportation, and allows you to choose what type of car you need. Alongside plenty of benefits that car rentals bring, they also have Global Positioning Systems (GPS) that allow you to navigate every part of Galveston that you could want to reach. With a rental car, you could easily access one of Galveston's beaches or conveniently drive to Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, about 3 miles from the city center.
  • The closest airport to Galveston is Houston Hobby Airport (HOU), about 40.8 miles from the city. HOU offers a variety of ground transit services, including car rentals in Galveston services. When heading to Galveston, the ideal transport means to use is private through rental cars. There are several Galveston car rental agencies onsite that you could use to rent a car. You could go to Alamo, Dollar, Avis, Enterprise, Budget, National, Hertz, and Thrifty. The car rentals in Galveston are on the lower level near the baggage claim area. If you require shuttle service from the airport's terminal to the car rentals in Galveston counters, go to Curb Zone 1 to use the available shuttles offering transit.
  • Driving around Galveston is simple as the city is straightforward. However, Galveston is too crowded that navigating may be difficult. Ensure that you check for pedestrians while driving, as they may pop up on the roads occasionally.
  • Like most state cities, Galveston experiences traffic during morning and evening hours. The traffic begins at 7am to 9am and picks up later in the evening between 4pm and 7am. When you need to drive around Galveston, ensure you move anytime between the non-traffic hours to avoid exhaustion due to traffic. You can also use alternative routes to avoid major streets to beat the traffic. Galveston experiences hurricanes and high heat in August, which may make it dangerous to drive around the city; therefore, be cautious when visiting Galveston during hot seasons.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Galveston for C$ 86 or less
  • Book your rental car in Galveston at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Galveston

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Galveston?

    On average a rental car in Galveston costs C$ 86 per day.

  • How much is gas price in Galveston?

    The average gas price in Galveston is C$ 5.16 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 62 and C$ 82, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Galveston?

    Compact (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Galveston.

  • Which car rental companies are at Hobby airport (HOU)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Hobby airport include Dollar, Thrifty, Easirent, Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Airport Van, Avis, Sixt, Hertz and Alamo.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Hobby airport (HOU)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Hobby airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Thrifty, Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis, Alamo and Payless.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Galveston?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Galveston?

    A Compact car rental in Galveston costs C$ 86 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Galveston?

    In Galveston, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise Rent-A-Car 5919 Broadway St (4 km from city centre ).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Galveston?

    On average a rental car in Galveston costs C$ 603 per week (C$ 86 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Galveston?

    On average a rental car in Galveston costs C$ 2,586 per month (C$ 86 per day).

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Galveston?

    There are different cars that you can rent when visiting Galveston. The catch, however, is on the kind of car you want, the purpose the vehicle will serve, and whether or not the car will suit you. If you use the beach parking or go to the beach areas of Galveston, get a vehicle that can move on the sand, like the AWD cars. You can also choose a minivan for rent if you're a large group and require space or an economy car for a small number of people.

  • What's the speed limit in Galveston?

    The prima facie speed limit in Galveston varies based on the street for which you drive. The default speed in residential streets is about 30mph, while that of alleys stands at 15mph. The speed limit for places like Seawall Boulevard is about 40mph from 61st to 39th Street and reduces to 35mph from 39th Street through Ferry Street. The school zones have a speed limit of 20mph. The city has roadways signs informing you of a speed limit change. Ensure you are keen to stay within acceptable limits. Traffic cameras are in designated areas around Galveston; therefore, stick to the required speed limits.

  • Where are the best places to park in Galveston?

    Galveston has many parking lots for visitors and locals needing parking spaces. Galveston free parking lots are located along Seawall on the north side between 19th and 12th Street, 39th and 33rd Streets, 61st and 53rd Street, and on 85th and 91st Streets of the Seawall. Galveston paid parking is charged at about $2 per hour for a minimum of two hours, available from 10am to 6pm. The metered charges, however, should not exceed around $16 a day. Persons with limited mobility with car tags indicating disability are exempt from paying for parking in the paid parking lots.

Galveston car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.0

Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

5.5

6 locations in Galveston

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Locations in Galveston

2112 Gulf Fwy S

+1 281 724 2320

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2144 Bayport Blvd

+1 281 474 4466

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2925 Palmer Hwy Ste A

+1 409 948 3300

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301 Fm517

+1 281 337 7677

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304 W Main St

+1 281 316 1979

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5919 Broadway St

+1 409 740 0700

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2.0 Poor

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I will never use enterprise again. They have closed many of their locations, so the one I rented from was closed. I then had to drive thirty minutes to a new location. And then pay a fee to pick up from the city I initially rented from. Terrible customer service. Plus they are only open 7-7 so if you need help after that, you are out of luck. Will never use again.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I had a small old debt from a car accident rental that had apparently not been paid. Instead of just saying "call corporate" Cameron led me through the process of getting it paid and removed quickly it! Promote him to Teaching the new managers! THANKS!

Cons:

Could not be better!

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly and helpful staff. Got a complimentary upgrade which was appreciated

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, stayed late to get me into my rental agent the ferry ran late.

Cons:

Would have preferred the Toyota RAV4 that I thought I was getting, but the Nissan Rogue was surprisingly nice to drive. I have 3 Toyotas and using their cruise control on the highway is second nature.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The driver is very nice, and the office lady is very friendly.

8.8 Very good

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The teams at both our pick up and drop off locations were all about customer service

Cons:

The car received past customer neglect but served it's purpose. Not sure who thought of stocking a black on black car in South Houston.

1 out of 3

Dollar

5.4

Fair

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One location in Galveston

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102 Gulf Freeway

+1 281 557 9800

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Avis

No score available yet

One location in Galveston

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14031 Delany Street

+1 409 986 9084

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to pick up and drop-off; even though we dropped off the car rental in a different location. The shuttle to the airport was timely and very convenient. which helped to not have to stress about being late for our flight home.

6.0 Okay

Jan. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

the Avis rep was very nice and professional, but she was the only person working the desk that morning and one customer took 45 minutes to deal with.

Cons:

Needed an additional clerk to work the desk. I waited entirely TOO TOO long for a simple rental.

4.0 Mediocre

Aug. 2022

KAYAK
Easy pick up and drop off The charges should be more accurate.

1 out of 1

Budget

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One location in Galveston

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Locations in Galveston

14031 Delany Street

+1 409 986 8139

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov. 2021

KAYAK
Great location and customer service. Got the vehicle type I wanted.

1 out of 1

Hertz

No score available yet

One location in Galveston

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102 Gulf Freeway

+1 281 557 9800

Monday08:00 - 13:00
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6.0 Okay

May 2024

KAYAK
Customer service at location was poor. And it’s taken over a week and a half and I haven’t received my deposit back yet, and I haven’t been notified of any issues with the vehicle.

8.0 Very good

Nov. 2021

KAYAK
No confirmation that they received the car when I did the key drop.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great and everything was super easy

2.0 Poor

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was the only successful part of this rental.

Cons:

Quality of vehicle, cleanliness of vehicle, shorter wait time, have vehicle ready at appointment pick up time.

5.6 Fair

Aug. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Donna Baker was wonderful in correcting an error made by an employee “Jay.” Am hoping all will go smoothly with final billing; therefore cannot give star rating for value.

Cons:

It took an hour to make correction and the car I rented had a scratched front bumper, which I was informed would not be a problem for me when I returned car to a different location. It was.

5.2 Fair

Sep. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of drop off

Cons:

Disheveled office. Tons of people standing around with no clue where to go or what to do. Didn't have a car ready at my pick up time. Had to take one that hadn't been cleaned in order to make my deadline.

1 out of 5

39 travellers who rented a car in Galveston gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.4

Car rental locations in or near Galveston

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

C$ 86/day

Good deal

C$ 86/day

When to book a rental car in Galveston

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Galveston car rental information

Pick-up locationGalveston
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