A major commercial and cultural hub, the city of Dallas is a true success story, having combined its bountiful natural resources with a modern entrepreneurial spirit to become one of America’s most important metropolises. Yet the city’s history remains front and centre, visible in its historic landmarks and museums that celebrate a heritage that dates back to the mid-19th century.
There are numerous car hire agencies to be found across Dallas. If you’re coming to the city and would like your own transport during your stay, we’ve taken a good look at the options and come up with the best rental companies offering wallet-friendly deals in three different parts of the city.
Fort Worth Airport: Thrifty & Alamo
For those travelling to Dallas via Fort Worth Airport, there’s a 24-hour Rental Car Center featuring 12 companies located near the south entrance of the airport. Shuttle buses take passengers from arrivals to the rental car centre every 10-15 minutes. For the best value agencies here, we’ve picked out Thrifty and Alamo, with both offering a wide number of mid-range cars at rates that won’t break the bank. When we searched, we found a Volkswagen Jetta available for $287 per week, while Alamo’s best deal was a Mitsubishi Mirage for $20 per week.
Love Field Airport: Dollar & Thrifty
Dallas’s second airport is Love Field Airport and numerous rental car companies operate here. Each has a counter in the hallway leading to baggage claim, as well as shuttles that pick up and drop off customers on the transportation lower level. Our top picks at Love Field are Dollar and Thrifty. The former offer an impressive number of cheap deals, with standouts including a Chevrolet Spark for $280 per week. Thrifty, meanwhile, has a Ford Fiesta for $271 per week.
Downtown Dallas: Budget
Many visitors to Dallas will want to be based around the city’s buzzing downtown district and on Commerce Street you’ll find Budget rental agency. Here you can pick up a Ford Fiesta for $319 per week, although for just a few dollars more you may well want to opt for the Fiesta’s bigger brother, the Ford Focus. For something even larger, Budget also offer a Hyundai Elantra for a reasonable $336 per week.