San Antonio is rather notorious for its traffic, but having a
car does give your visitor a chance to visit the numerous sites around San Antonio.
However, keep in mind if they are not going to be staying long enough to
warrant a rental, it would be more hassle than it's worth. Weigh the overall
cost of the rental against perhaps taking a taxi - depending on the length
of the stay, a taxi to and from the airport may be more cost effective than a
car rental. Also, keep in mind that the hotel where your traveler is staying may
offer a shuttle between the airport and the hotel, and between the hotel and
the Health Science Center. Be sure to ask.
To keep the rental process
as smooth as possible, keep in mind the following:
- If you are booking the air reservation through
Corporate Travel, try to book the car (and hotel) through them at the same
time. It saves time and can prevent confusion later.
- Be sure to let the traveler know that they must take
a shuttle to the rental company's car lot out of the San Antonio
airport. Each company usually has a desk next to the baggage claim area.
- If you need to have the car billed
directly to the University, please see the "How Do I...
" entry for direct billing a
- If you opt for a promotional rate, it
will not be covered in the contract insurance. Ask for details.
- Enterprise and
Advantage offer the lowest rates of all three contract rental companies.
- Enterprise's Standard size can be rented under the
Intermediate size. There is no State rate for a "Standard" size car for
- Please review http://www.window.state.tx.us/procurement/prog/stmp/stmp-rental-car-contract/Avis/ concerning
Avis' licensee location, particularly in Texas. Some locations do not fully
participate in the State contract terms; please see if your location is listed
and what terms they do/do not honor.
Rental Rates - Click here for the current year's car contract
Contract Rental Car Provisions - Click here for customer
contact information and insurance provisions.