Car Hire Austin

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Austin is not only the capital of Texas, but is also known for its legendary live music, buzzing culinary scene and unique culture. With so much to experience, a hire car is the perfect option to make the most of your time in Austin. DriveAway provides car hire with reputable suppliers and our supplier depots are conveniently located at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport. You can also collect your vehicle near the city centre, approximately 20 minutes’ drive from the airport. Choose from a huge range of vehicles, starting at economy through to full-size, SUV's, and people movers. DriveAway makes it easy to search and compare car hire options in Austin, helping you find the right vehicle for your needs and budget.

If you would like more information about driving in Austin, or the USA, please view our driving tips page. This page has been put together with drivers in mind to ensure that you are prepared with important information and tips before you head out on your self-drive adventure! Our friendly reservations staff are also on standby, and are happy to answer any additional questions you may have. Being the leading self-drive specialists since 1988, DriveAway takes pride in providing only the very best rates and professional service possible, and we will not be beaten! If you happen to find a better price on the same product elsewhere, take a look at our beat rate policy, then contact us so we can beat it!

Car Hire Austin

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Austin is a city with a distinct atmosphere full of character and charm, a very different place to the land of cowboys and desert life it once was. The city's unofficial motto is "Keep Austin Weird", a quirky yet appropriate slogan given the vibrant mix of people and places that make up the city. Austin is filled with an energetic population of artists, musicians, university students and innovative technology workers. It has transformed into a city which was designed to be enjoyed; offering plenty for visitors and locals alike. Start exploring Austin near the centre of the city, where you can wander through the Texas State Capitol Building and see several other local icons. North of downtown, you'll find the University of Texas, one of the largest universities in the USA. For a great birds eye view of the city, head to the university's 100m tall tower. Drive to Zilker Metropolitan Park and Botanical Garden, which is also home to the Zilker Hillside Theater and the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum. Ride the Zilker Zephyr miniature railway, make a splash in the Barton Springs Pool, or tour the botanic garden filled with plants and themed areas. After a day of seeing sights and fun in the park, visit 6th Street, the entertainment centre for Austin. This thriving area features historical buildings, clubs, bars and restaurants, and is the ideal spot to enjoy a local meal, drink, or dance.

While there's plenty to see in the heart of Austin, there's no shortage of interesting things to do within an easy drive in your hire car. Drive approximately 45 minutes west of Austin to Hamilton Pool, this magical location was formed when the roof of an underground river collapsed, leaving a ring of waterfalls and a gorgeous natural swimming hole. Austin is the gateway to the Texas Hill Country, a landscape filled with historic Spanish missions, towering oak trees, and spring-fed rivers. Drive out to Burnet in the Highland Lakes, or spend a day in San Marcos, just 30 minutes south of the city. It's all happening in Austin, so hire a car with DriveAway today and don't miss out discovering this lively city and its captivating charm!

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Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Austin – Burnet 90 1
Austin – San Antonio 130 1.5
Austin – Houston 260 12.5
Austin – Dallas 315 3

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