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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Harlingen

  • Car rentals in Harlingen ensure you can manage your trip conveniently as you navigate this city. You can utilize your Harlingen car rental to get to nearby sites, such as the Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum that sits around 3.3 miles from the town center. If you travel with friends and workmates, you can drive a bit further to the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge, located approximately 12.6 miles from central Harlingen. You can visit the Freddy Gonzalez Memorial Park Splash Playground in the neighboring Edinburg city, needing you to drive for about 39 miles from Harlingen in your rented vehicle.
  • There are two major airports providing access to Harlingen, the Valley International Airport located around 4 miles away and the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport, approximately 29 miles from the central city. The Valley International Airport has a center for car rentals in Harlingen containing several brands available at the airport, such as Avis, Enterprise, and National. You can reach their counters inside the terminal by taking the escalator to the lower level and finding them across from the Baggage Claim. Additionally, you can also take a shuttle that runs every 15min outside the Baggage Claim area for an approximately 2min ride to the Dollar, Hertz, and Budget renting areas. Besides this, the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport also features a Rental Car Center with different companies, including Enterprise, National, and Avis. You can locate their desks on your left after exiting security. Do note that National and Enterprise service from the same counter.
  • Harlingen has a comprehensive road network, including interstate highways, freeways, and streets that promote comfortable access to different areas. However, you may choose to add a GPS to your vehicle to maneuver the interconnected pathways without getting lost. You can occasionally come across some jaywalkers, so stay watchful of pedestrians as you drive.
  • Traffic can get busy along the freeways such as Interstate 69E and highways like US 83, causing considerable delays during the rush hour that generally starts around 5pm. The city can get particularly cold during winter with rain and lower temperatures. Nonetheless, the absence of snow enables you to travel with ease whenever you choose to stay in Harlingen.
  • Book your rental car in Harlingen at least 7 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Harlingen

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

    Many Harlingen residents have cars, and the limited parking garages make it ideal to have a small-sized car to move around small spaces with ease. Nevertheless, the well-connected roads make it convenient to drive to and from the city without ground clearance issues.

  • What’s the speed limit in Harlingen?

    Most Harlingen streets have a 30mph speed limit. If you drive along roads within urban districts without posted signs, the Texas law provides a universal restriction of around 30mph. When driving in alleys within the urban district, the limit is roughly 15mph. Limitation on the highways outside the urban district is around 60mph, dropping to approximately 55mph at night. This speed limit increases to approximately 70mph when using a highway numbered by state outside the urban district. These highways require you to reduce your speed to about 65mph during nighttime travel.

  • Where are the best places to park in Harlingen?

    The Valley International Airport's parking area offers a spacious remote lot for a long-term utility that charges around $5 per day with the first 30min free. You can also get a short-term option at the close-in lot with a daily maximum rate of approximately $10.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Harlingen?

    The average price of fuel in Harlingen is RM 17.66 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between RM 212 and RM 282, depending on the car size.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Harlingen?

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

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Harlingen?

    An Economy car rental in Harlingen costs RM 145 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car rental in Harlingen costs RM 169 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Harlingen?

    A Special car hire in Harlingen costs RM 170 per day, on average.

Harlingen car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.0

Very Good

49 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

7.9

3 locations in Harlingen

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Locations in Harlingen

3030 Airport Dr

+1 956 430 8643

Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00

370 N Texas Ave

+1 956 565 9900

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

7800 W Expressway 83

+1 956 423 9104

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Kayla Ramon was very detailed in walking through my check in and rental agreement. She was very thorough going over the car and is condition. Yvette Chavez checked me in, she was very efficient getting the car turned in and providing the receipt.

6.0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I thought the staff was nice, and the car was available on shot notice after my other rental company canceled a few days prior to my trip.

Cons:

The car smelled like cigarettes, and it never really went away.

8.0 Very Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup/drop off right in the airport and very easy.

4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

No cars ready. Had to wait for over an hour for someone to turn in a car. They overbooked reservations. There were 10 people in same boat with me. Delay Delay Another Delay. They did not say sorry or offer discount.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was just fine.

Cons:

If the car could fly.

4.8 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff member was very helpful and friendly.

Cons:

The vehicle was smaller that what we ordered and it reeked of cigarette smoke. My husband had severe allergies and the smoke caused a serious reaction. It took a bottle of Fabreeze and quite a bit of work to rid the smell for the return trip to the airport. My husband was not able to be in the car for the entire week that we had it.

1 out of 8

Budget

8.0

Very Good

32 reviews

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

8.3

One location in Harlingen

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3210 East Grimes Street

+1 956 507 4003

Monday08:30 - 20:00
Tuesday08:30 - 20:00
Wednesday08:30 - 20:00
Thursday08:30 - 20:00
Friday09:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday09:30 - 20:00

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4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Liked that the car was in good shape and served the purpose. The building at Budget looked very unkept and not manicured. The drop-off was a mess, in that the contract mentioned to drop off at Avis and also leave the key at Avis if prior to work hours. There as only one parking spot left at Avis and no mention of where to drop off the car if Avis was full.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
They were awesome!!

1.9 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK
My flight was cancelled and I was unable to pick up my car. I requested to hold the car for me until the morning...and I would even pay for the day we were supposed to pick it up and the guy said no.....first come first serve. I said if I am paying for the car when I was supposed to get it what difference does it make. He said sorry we won't do that. I said can you book me a car for the next day then and he said no.....they don't have any cars. The customer service was really bad and I won't be trying to rent a car from them again.

7.6 Good

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff. Got lucky with shuttle back to airport - did not have to wait too long. Good value.

Cons:

The car was very worn for only having 12,000 miles. Lot's of dings and dents, stained seats, chipped windshield. May I was at Rent-a-Wreck? But it ran fine and no issue with how the car operated.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

My entire experience was fantastic

2.0 Poor

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

They decided to change the terms last minute

1 out of 7

Avis

8.0

Very Good

19 reviews

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.3

Value for money

7.8

One location in Harlingen

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3002 Heritage Way

+1 956 430 8690

Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:30
Sunday10:00 - 17:30

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
We really enjoy our little trip driving safe and confortable on the Pacific from Avis. We will Rent with you again . We will recomend your service!! Thanks

2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. Awful

Cons:

You could have given me my car. Instead they gave it away before my arrival

6.0 Okay

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was super friendly, very helpful and quick with getting me on my way

Cons:

I rented a midsize car and got a minivan

2.0 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

nothing

Cons:

My flight landed at :6:15 pm, and hey were closed at 5 pm?

9.2 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

the staff was fine and the drop off was smooth.

Cons:

price seemed higher than in some other areas.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Super staff and service

Cons:

Perfect

1 out of 3

Dollar

7.1

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.6

One location in Harlingen

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Airport Terminal Building

+1 866 434 2226

Monday08:30 - 20:00
Tuesday08:30 - 20:00
Wednesday08:30 - 20:00
Thursday08:30 - 20:00
Friday08:30 - 20:00
Saturday08:30 - 20:00
Sunday08:30 - 20:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff in HRL was friendly and helpful

9.2 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

a car was available as requested

Cons:

add customer service reps during peek hours

8.0 Very Good

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I was promised a full-size car and one was not available.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service was excellent.

9.6 Wonderful

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Very comfortable, met our needs. Smooth ride.

Cons:

We were told it had internet, but rental car agency were not aware internet was locked, it was requesting a password. We were not aware of this until we were on the road. Called car rental agency and they were not aware of this either. Other than that, everything was excellent.

8.0 Very Good

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Rep was understanding and gave me a different rental when the original was dirty and the tire was missing hub cap.

Cons:

The original car Toyota carolla was dirty on the inside. As if someone had been eating and left crumbs all over the front. I should've figured when as soon as I saw the car the front driver side tire was missing its hub cap. It was just a black rim.

1 out of 5

Hertz

6.9

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

6.5

One location in Harlingen

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Locations in Harlingen

3030 Airport Drive

+1 956 430 8620

Monday08:30 - 20:00
Tuesday08:30 - 20:00
Wednesday08:30 - 20:00
Thursday08:30 - 20:00
Friday08:30 - 20:00
Saturday08:30 - 20:00
Sunday08:30 - 20:00

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8.0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The person that assisted me was friendly and great! The wait was quite long but everything else was great.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off was super easy, especially for a one-way rental. Loved the make and model we were given.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

We got to the airport. Hertz was closed. No car. We couldn’t get through on th phone. We were stranded. I get Texas is historically bad right now, but a call, or not taking the reservation would have been great

2.0 Poor

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

We added a driver. Only needed for 4 days. Had to pay for 11. Was charged 39.00 for tax/fees on 148.00. Total rip off!! Most car rental business charge less!

6.8 Okay

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

easy to find the box and return the keys

Cons:

It was a long walk with our luggage to the key return place from the car drop off. Still haven't heard back from Hertz about the return being processed.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

1 out of 4

National

6.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Harlingen

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Locations in Harlingen

3030 Airport Dr

+1 844 855 7195

Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes. Everything very easy

Cons:

Not really

1 out of 1

Easirent

3.6

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Harlingen

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Locations in Harlingen

Rio Grande Valley International Airport

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Sunnycars

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One location in Harlingen

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Locations in Harlingen

3030 Airport Drive

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141 travellers who rented a car in Harlingen gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.6

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