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National car rental prices in Houston

EconomyC$ 95/day
CompactC$ 95/day
IntermediateC$ 95/day
StandardC$ 97/day
Full-sizeC$ 96/day
MinivanC$ 116/day
PremiumC$ 113/day
Pick-up truckC$ 168/day
Premium SUVC$ 198/day
Compact SUVC$ 111/day
Standard SUVC$ 114/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 114/day
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Reviews for National in Houston


" with low mileage"(in 349 reviews)
"Easy off"(in 174 reviews)
", with great efficiency."(in 185 reviews)


"No despite confirmation."(in 276 reviews)
" had terrible smell."(in 269 reviews)
"the I reserved wasn't available."(in 269 reviews)
Overall Rating6.8 OkayBased on 26 reviews
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Recent reviews

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Pros:Good communication, nice customer service. Very nice vehicle. Clean, reasonably new car. Contracted through Enterprise.Cons:I didn't like the fact that Kayak sold me insurance, then the the car provider told me that the insurance that I paid for through Kayak would not cover their car. I still don't know the details of who was right on that issue :(Reviewed 25 Apr. 2021
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Pros:I would have liked for them to honor my reservation. They called the night before to say that they did not have a car to fulfill by reservation and put me on a wait list.Cons:Honor reservation / Better online availability confirmation.Reviewed 29 Mar. 2021
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Pros:Nothing!Cons:They cancelled my reservation and didn’t give me any solutionReviewed 19 Mar. 2021
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Pros:The drop-off was extremely convenient.Reviewed 12 Mar. 2021
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Pros:Quick dropoff. friendly dropoff. Good car with low mileage.Cons:Pickup personnel were a bit brusque. Pickup personnel could not tell me if my wife was also authorized to drive the car.Reviewed 5 Nov. 2020
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Pros:pick up was a nightmare. drop off was easyCons:the car I reserved wasn't available. the line for pick-up was 35 minutesReviewed 1 Nov. 2020
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Pros:The guy working the desk in Houston very friendly!Cons:The guy grabbing cars was in a rush! I was suppose to have an intermediate SUV, but got a mid-size car. He pulled up and got out, moved on to next costumer. He did not even look over the carReviewed 20 Oct. 2020
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Pros:Drop off aas super easyCons:Just have a sign or something that says attendant is on break or something. We arrived at 9pm and it looked as though they were closed.Reviewed 5 Oct. 2020
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Pros:Nothing didn’t have the car I reserved and waited for over an hourCons:EverythingReviewed 4 Oct. 2020
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Pros:When I arrived in Houston, myself and a group of other people were told that there were absolutely no cars available. This information not only ruined my trip but I felt it was very unprofessional for National to relay this information through the shuttle bus driver rather than a manager. The next day when I called to see if a car was available, I was told that if there was one, my total was be 159. That was DOUBLE my original rental price for half the day. I am extremely dissatisfied with National and will NEVER book with them again.Cons:If I had gotten my damn car!Reviewed 28 Sep. 2020
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Pros:The staff/ Manager was absolutely rude and not helpful. She claimed the vehicle I reserved (full size SUV was not available upon my arrival at my reservation time. Asked if I wanted to wait or downsize my vehicle for what’s available. No wait time provided. Said it can be 5 min. It can be 45 min. Worst experience ever. Never again.Cons:Staffs attitude, customer service, pickup process and vehicle availability.Reviewed 19 Jul. 2020
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Cons:Staff are rudeReviewed 28 Aug. 2017
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Where can I find National car rentals in Houston?


5353 Westheimer Rd


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+1 888 826 6890


7600 Airport Blvd


Monday05:00 - 23:59
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+1 833 511 1747


11730 Katy Fwy


Monday08:00 - 17:00
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+1 281 496 7940


17300 Palmetto Pnes


Monday06:00 - 23:59
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+1 833 511 1745

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Most popular location

17300 Palmetto Pnes

Most popular car type


Top tips for renting a car from National in Houston

  • When you are headed to Houston and you are making a plan to book National car rentals in Houston, it is a good idea to do some research to consider what type of vehicle you want to rent. If you're looking for an affordable and fuel-efficient option for city driving, an economy car is a good choice. Standard sedans offer a comfortable and versatile choice for most travelers. They provide ample space for passengers and luggage, making them a practical option for both city and suburban travel. If you plan to explore Houston's surrounding areas, an SUV provides more space, making it suitable for families or groups. SUVs are ideal for trips to nearby attractions like Galveston or the Space Center Houston.
  • The National Car Rental loyalty program, known as the Emerald Club, offers numerous advantages to those who choose to book National car rentals in Houston. With each qualifying rental through National, members can earn valuable rental credits. As these credits accumulate, you become eligible for free rental days, making your car rental experience more rewarding the more you rent. Furthermore, Emerald Club members enjoy priority service, ensuring speedy assistance and a seamless rental process.
  • When you book National car rentals in Houston, it's essential to be mindful of the company's cancellation policy. In many instances, National allows you to cancel a reservation without incurring a cancellation fee, provided the cancellation occurs before the scheduled pick-up time. This leniency typically applies to reservations made without prepayment or those booked through the Emerald Club loyalty program. However, if you've prepaid for your reservation, canceling it may result in a cancellation fee.
  • National Car Rental offers one-way rentals from Houston. One-way rentals allow you to pick up a rental car in Houston and return it to a different National Car Rental location, which can be convenient for various travel needs. However, the availability of one-way rentals, as well as any associated fees or restrictions, can vary depending on the specific vehicle, locations, and your travel plans. It's advisable to contact the local National Car Rental office or visit the National Car Rental website to get the most up-to-date information about one-way rentals, including any fees or limitations that may apply.
  • Book your rental car from National in Houston at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price.
  • Premium rental cars from National in Houston are around 66% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from National in Houston

  • Where can I find a National location in Houston?

    Quite often, when people are traveling to the Houston area, they will do so on a flight that arrives at either Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) or Houston Hobby Airport (HOU), and travelers will be happy to know that National offers convenient rental locations at both of these airports. If you are already in Houston and you want to pick up a rental car and do not want to make the trip to an airport location, you can visit the National location that is just to the west of Houston at 11730 Katy Fwy.

  • Why should I choose National for my rental car needs in Houston?

    National places a strong emphasis on customer satisfaction, and their staff can provide assistance and insight during your rental process, making it a user-friendly experience. The staff in Houston has a great deal of knowledge about the area, which can be of great benefit to those who have never been to Houston. National offers some of the most competitive prices on rentals in the Houston area, making them a very budget-friendly option for travelers to the area.

  • Where are some good parking spots for a rental car in Houston?

    On-street parking rates in Houston typically range from $1 to $3 per hour, but these rates can vary depending on the area and time of day. Be sure to check the posted signs for specific regulations, time limits, and meter rates, as they may differ by location. Rates for parking garages and lots can vary based on their location, proximity to popular areas, and the time of day. Hourly parking fees generally range from $2 to $10 per hour. If you plan to park for an entire day, expect daily rates to range from $20 to $40 or more.

  • What is the most popular rental car from National in Houston?

    Premium (Dodge Charger or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from National in Houston.

  • How many car rental locations does National have in Houston?

    National has 4 rental locations in Houston. Take a look at our National rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Does National have a car rental location at the airport: Hobby airport (HOU)?


  • Does National offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Hobby airport (HOU)?