There are many ways to get to the airport from your home, public transport, Taxi cab service, Uber, drive your car and park at the airport or ask a friend or relative to give a ride. All of them has some issues, what if you do not want to take a Taxi/Uber ride or do not want to drive your car and park at the airport long-term parking lot and no friend/relative is available to give you a ride to the airport.
One way Car Rentals to Airport
There is one option available that solves many of the problem mentioned above. A few weeks ago one of my friends asked for a ride to the airport at that time I was out of town and not able to give him a ride. He does not want to use any of the option mentioned above for various personal reasons.
I suggested to him how about renting a car one way from a rental place close to your home drive the rental car to the airport, drop off the car at the airport to catch your flight. Most of the time the one-way car rental to the airport will work out cheaper than taxi cab ride, but sometimes it could be expensive depending on the day of the rental or car rental location.
One way Car Rental to Houston Airport
I searched for sample one way car rental for traveling to Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport from West Houston using Avis and Hertz.
Avis Oneway Car Rental to Airport
Avis sample one-way car rental search from West Houston to Bush Intercontinental airport on a weekday where prices are expected to show higher compared to weekend rate.
From the search, the lowest one-way rental is available for $37.99 for a single day of rental. The highest single day rental for a full-size SUV costing $137.00 per day. So using AVIS a one-way car rental costs as low as $37.99. This works out much cheaper than the Taxi ride to the airport which will cost around $65 for the same trip to the airport.
I just wanted to see whether Hertz will offer a cheaper rate and I ran the search for Hertz car rental from Houston West to the Aiport location. The lowest price available at Hertz was $109.99 (taxes are not included in the rental price) much more expensive than a car rented through Avis.
So to get a best one-way deal to the airport, you need to search various car rental provider to get the best deal.
Advantages of One way Car Rental
- You may find a better and cheaper rate for one way car rental then the taxi cab fare or parking charges for parking your car at the airport.
- You can collect credit card bonus category points for car rental charges if you use cards like Chase Sapphire (2x) or Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x)
Disadvantage of One way Car Rental
- The sites like travelocity.com or expedia.com will show car rental from Airport locations only. If you want to search the one-way car rental price from non-airport locations, you need to use car rental company websites like avis.com or hertz.com to find a best one-way trip deal.
- Each car rental company will show a different price for the same type of car, and you need to search multiple car rental sites to find out the best available rate.