Rent A Car and Drive From Dallas to Houston

Are you looking to go to Houston? 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 Houston safely.  
Drive time: approx. 3.5 hours (Driving Directions)

Distance: approx. 239 miles


Great Activities for Social Distancing:


Pioneer Plaza
Ennis Bluebonnets
Sam Houston Statue Sam Houston National Forest
In Dallas
Life-size bronze statues of three cowboys on horses driving 49 Longhorn steers let you know you’re deep in the heart of Texas. The plaza is the largest public space downtown so you can easily social distance.
35 miles from Dallas
Ennis is home of the Official Texas Bluebonnet Trail celebration every April, when the city highlights over 40 miles of driving routes that showcase the state flower. See the beautiful bluebonnets from the safety of your car.
176 miles from Dallas
The towering outdoor, 67-foot statue was built in 1994 and is easily visible from I-45. But why not take the opportunity to pull over, stretch your legs and see how you measure up to Texas’ first president.
186 miles from Dallas
I-45 passes through the forest. Three developed campgrounds provide easy access to outdoor activities such as fishing, boating and hiking, including the 128-mile Lone Star Hiking Trail.

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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Popular Vehicle Types


Our SUVs offer flexibility with seating capacity, power, and luggage room. Find the ideal SUV for your next weekend family trip or exploring the countryside.
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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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Dallas Drives and Road Trips