Rent A Car and Drive From Dallas to Austin

Are you looking to go to Austin? In these uncertain times, many of us are rethinking the way we travel and the added safety precautions that must be considered along the way. A rental car from a neighborhood Enterprise location in Dallas can alleviate many of these concerns, so you can get to Austin safely.  
Drive time: approx. 3 hours (Driving Directions)

Distance: approx. 195 miles


Great Activities for Social Distancing:


Dealey Plaza
Waco Suspension Bridge
Belton Lake
Lady Bird Lake
In Dallas
The city is forever linked to the assassination of JFK in 1963. Even if you don’t visit the Sixth Floor Museum, a walk around the plaza and the infamous grassy knoll is educational and thought-provoking.
94 miles from Dallas
Opened in 1870, this Waco landmark is one of the oldest standing suspension bridges in Texas and the first to cross the Brazos River. The 475-foot span connects two parks so it’s a lovely place to take a break, stretch your legs and admire the scenery.
137 miles from Dallas.
This lake is a popular destination for camping, boating, hiking and wildlife viewing. Fishers can try their luck from the bank or a boat — the lake is stocked with largemouth bass, striped bass, catfish and bluegills.
In Austin
Hike or bike on a 10-mile trail that circles Austin’s most famous lake — while taking in views of the downtown skyline and maintaining your social distance. The beautiful Zilker Park is nearby and includes Barton Springs, a popular spot for swimmers.

Rent with Confidence from Enterprise

Learn about our commitment to protecting the well-being of customers and employees, including our Complete Clean Pledge.

Benefits of renting a car vs. using a personal vehicle

  • Reduce wear-and-tear and/or mileage on your own vehicle

  • Enjoy a late model year vehicle to ensure the most optimal comfort, convenience and the latest technology

  • Minivans and large SUVs available for larger groups
  • Extra cargo space to haul camping equipment or hiking gear
  • Add-ons such as car seats, GPS/navigation system or ski racks are available (reserve while booking online) 


Why Driving May Be the Best Way to Get There

  • Travel at your own pace and on your own schedule

  • Ensure social distancing and limit interactions along the way

  • More complete control of surroundings while traveling 

  • Pay a total price for the vehicle vs. buying a plane/train/bus ticket for every passenger 

  • Flexible travel with free cancellation

Driving Resources

COVID-19 Car Rental FAQs

Check out our COVID-19 FAQs for more information on Enterprise hours of operation, upcoming and existing reservations, Enterprise Plus and what steps we're taking to keep employees and customers safe with our Clean Car Pledge.

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Planning a Road Trip During COVID-19

Are you thinking about taking a road trip during COVID-19? Check out our tips and resources to consider before you leave.

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Free Single Upgrade

Stretch your legs – and your travel budget – with a free upgrade at participating locations.

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Need extra room for people, luggage, or cargo or both? Our minivans and passenger vans can seat up to 7 and 15 people and are great for family vacations or large groups.
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