For travelers flying into the George Bush International Airport in Houston, there are nine rental car agencies to choose from. Hertz, Alamo, Thrifty, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Advantage, National, and Enterprise all have rental car agencies at the George Bush International Airport. Each one is located off of airport property in a consolidated car rental agency that was created in 2003. The rental car agencies are all located less than five minutes from the terminals of the George Bush International Airport.
Travelers renting a car in Houston will need to claim their baggage and head outside of the passenger terminal. Once outside, passengers need to look for the signs that direct them to the rental car shuttle waiting area. All nine airport rental car agencies share complementary shuttles, which mean travelers can hop on any airport rental car shuttle to get to their rental car destination. The shuttles make stops at each of the rental car facilities to drop passengers off to rent a car and to pick up passengers who returned their rental cars and need to go back to the airport. Each bus is maroon and white in color, which makes them easier to spot.
Renters have the option of booking their rental car in advance to ensure they get the type of car they want, and to compare prices at the different rental car agencies. Not booking a car in advance means some travelers might not end up with the type of car they really want, and they may pay more for a car they don’t really need. The best way to book a rental car is to go to the agency’s website and choose the type of rental car a traveler wants. Travelers can also book extras such as baby car seats, booster seats, a GPS system, and the type of rental insurance they want to have. All that’s needed to pick up the rental car is a valid credit card and a valid driver’s license.