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Car Hire in Florida

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Jacksonville Airport JAX
Economy
Toyota Yaris or comparable
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Easirent
£ 17.36 per day
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Orlando Airport
Compact
Nissan Sentra or comparable
Nissan Sentra
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Easirent
£ 19.08 per day
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Pembroke Pines
Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or comparable
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 20.69 per day
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Pembroke Pines
Full-size
Chrysler 300 or comparable
Chrysler 300
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 20.82 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Miami Airport
Compact
Nissan Versa or comparable
Nissan Versa
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Optimo Rent
£ 21.41 / per day
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Miami Airport
Intermediate
Nissan Sentra or comparable
Nissan Sentra
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Optimo Rent
£ 22.06 / per day
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Miami Airport
Full-size
Nissan Altima or comparable
Nissan Altima
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Easirent
£ 22.50 / per day
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Miami Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla Sedan or comparable
Toyota Corolla Sedan
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Optimo Rent
£ 23.99 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 03:14 on 2021-07-25.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Dialing code
1
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why hire a car in Florida?

Florida is a great place for hiring a car. From large cities to theme parks, and stunning beaches and nature, it is not only best discovered with the freedom of your own vehicle, one is almost essential depending on your destination. 

Americans and those from abroad flock to the state year-round for its warm weather with California being the only state that receives more tourists. The most popular entry points and destinations in the state are listed below, but be sure to see our individual pages for each city for extensive information about what to see and do in those cities, day trip ideas, and further destinations to travel to with your car. 

USA - Florida

One-way Car Hire in Florida

Here are the most popular one-way car hire options for pickup in Florida and drop off in another country:

  • From Florida to New York - 18 offers from £ 69.43 per day
  • From Florida to Tennessee - 44 offers from £ 51.49 per day
  • From Florida to Missouri - 28 offers from £ 84.73 per day
  • From Florida to Massachusetts - 46 offers from £ 69.43 per day
  • From Florida to Illinois - 35 offers from £ 36.85 per day

Top ways to enter Florida

  • Orlando International Airport: The busiest airport in Florida, it is a focus city for many leading U.S. airlines.
  • Miami International Airport: Less than 10 mi (16 km) from downtown Miami, this airport serves countless destinations both in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Fort Lauderdale Inaternational Airport: Also known as Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood, this airport is served by a number of major airlines.
  • Tampa International Airport: The main gateway to Florida's western coast, travelers flock to Tamp for its nightlife and to the stunning beaches up and down the coast. 
  • Palm Beach International Airport: The third airport in the Miami metro area, PBI serves as the gateway to the upmarket Palm Beach area.  
  • Southwest Florida International Airport:  The major entry point to Southwest Florida, this airport is located near Fort Myers and is popular with those heading to the surrounding beaches.
  • Jacksonville International Airport: In the northern part of the state on the Atlantic coast, JAX serves the fourth largest metro area in the state. It is also a convenient place to fly into if heading to the Georgian coast. 
  • By land: You can also pick up a car in another state and then drive to Florida. Major airports in nearby states include Atlanta Airport in Georgia, Charlotte Airport in North Carolina, and New Orleans Airport in Louisiana.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Miami: Florida’s largest city is one of the most famous beach and party destinations in the U.S., although there is something for every traveler.
  • Orlando: Home to Walt Disney World, Orlando is the world capital of theme parks and a famous family travel destination.
  • Florida Keys: A stunning tropical archipelago of nearly 2,000 islands, Florida Keys is more relaxed than some of Florida’s mainland beach destinations.
  • Everglades National Park: This national park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to countless wildlife species. If you get lucky, you can even see some of them on one of the many tours you can take.
  • Fort Lauderdale: Sometimes called the Venice of America thanks to its countless canals, Fort Lauderdale is another great beach destination.
  • Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg:  Tampa with its Channel District and River Walk is an extremely popular destination both for those coming from Orlando on a short trip and those taking a whole week's vacation in the area. 
  • Jacksonville - While Jacksonville has a large metro area and population, it's not often thought of as a tourist destination. There are plenty of amazing beaches nearby both in Florida and over the state line in Georgia. 
  • Southwest Florida: The Gulf Coast of South West Florida is also an extremely popular destination for its beaches. 

Most popular hire car

The most hired cars in Florida are the Nissan Versa, the Nissan Altima, and the Hyundai Altima. 

Driving licence requirements

The minimum age at which one cat hire a car in Florida is 21. All car companies except Ace and Easirent allow 21-year-olds to hire. 

However, those under the age of 25 charged a Young Driver Fee by all car hire companies except Zig Zag Rent a Car. This fee varies from $12.99 per day with Clubs Car Rental to $34.99 per day with Sixt. 

Those under 25 years of age are also restricted from hiring certain classes of cars. In most cases, they are not permitted to rent Luxury and Premium. 

Americans are only required to provide a driver's license. Learners permits are not accepted. In addition, some low-cost car hire companies require drivers to have held their licenses for at least one year. 

International travelers with a license in English do not need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Those with licenses that are not in English but in a language that uses an extended version of the Latin alphabet, an IDP is suggested, but not required. 

Finally, those with licenses that are written in an alphabet that is not the Latin alphabet are required to present an IDP. Note that they are also required to present their license from their home country, too. 

All international travelers are also required to show an extra form of identification, usually their passport. 

Crossing Borders

The state of Florida shares a border with the states of Georgia and Alabama. If you plan to begin a long road trip starting in Florida, be sure to choose a car hire company that allows their vehicles to be taken to other states. Most low-cost companies do not allow their cars to be taken outside of the state of Florida. This includes Ace Rent a Car, Clubs, Green Motion, Easirent, and Routes. Sixt allows renters to travel to Georgia and/or Alabama in addition to Florida. Finally, Advantage, National, Dollar, Thrifty, and Alamo allow their vehicles to travel to any state.

Toll roads

Florida has quite a few toll roads and a way of paying for them that is very important for renters to be aware of. Florida’s Turnpike is the longest toll road in the state of Florida connecting I-75, northwest of Orlando, with Homestead, south of Miami. In the Orlando area, either the Beachline Expressway or the Central Florida Greenway would be of use for traveling between the airport and Disney World or the resorts near it. Yes, you will need to take a toll road to leave the airport. 

In South Florida and in addition to Florida’s Turnpike, there are also express lanes on I-95 and I-595 which are usable only with a SunPass transponder (avoid these lanes if your rental does not have one, otherwise you will be charged $25 dollar fee along with other likely fees from the car supplier). The Sawgrass Expressway is another toll road in the area and travelers might use it to connect to I-75 from north of Ft. Lauderdale.

Most of the toll roads in the Ft. Lauderdale and Miami area do not have toll booths but instead, rely on a cashless system. Payment in these cases takes place either by a SunPass transponder or toll-by-plate, a system that captures your license plate number and sends you an invoice in the mail. In some cases, your car will have a SunPass transponder. In other cases, there will be a way of using pay-by-plate through your rental contract. Either of these will also incur a fee from the car hire provider. The only alternative is if you have your own SunPass transponder and add the hired vehicle to your account. This is only possible with some car hire companies. 

Important: If hiring from Green Motion, Ace, Clubs, Easirent, Economy Rent a Car, Horsepower, Right Cars, or Routes, keep in mind that they may use a type of transponder that is neither removable nor able to be switched off. This means you will be left with the choice of accepting their toll package or avoiding toll roads altogether. If you decline their package but use a toll road you will be charged exorbitant administrative fees. You will not be able to pay for the tolls yourself with cash (which is possible in the Orlando area) as the cash lanes also have receptors for SunPass. 

There are two different types of toll packages that car hire companies offer. One is a daily fee (that may or may not be capped for the rental period) for the use of the transponder with the total for the tolls incurred billed to the renter after the car hire period concludes. The other is a daily fee that includes unlimited tolls. Unless you plan to use toll roads often, the latter of these types of toll packages will be much more expensive.

Examples of the fees for these packages for specific car hire companies are as follows (as of August 2019):

  • Green Motion - $12.99 per day plus all tolls incurred
  • Ace - $6 plus tolls incurred or $10.99 for unlimited tolls
  • Clubs - $7.50 plus tolls incurred or $10.99 for unlimited tolls 
  • Dollar - $10.49 for unlimited tolls
  • Easirent - $15 for unlimited tolls 
  • Horsepower - $5.95 plus tolls incurred or $15.95 for unlimited tolls 
  • National - $3.95 plus tolls incurred 
  • Routes - $11.99 for unlimited tolls
  • Sixt - $4.45 plus tolls incurred
  • Alamo - $3.95 (capped at $19.75 for the rental period) plus tolls incurred 
  • Economy - $9.95 for unlimited tolls
  • Right Cars- $13.95 plus tolls incurred
  • Sixt - $4.45 plus tolls incurred
  • Thrifty - $10.49 for unlimited tolls
  • Zig Zag - $26.70 for unlimited tolls

If you plan to use the toll package of a car hire company, be sure to include that in the final cost when comparing offers.

Most popular types of hire car

The most hired car type in Florida is an economy, followed by compact and fullsize. 

Top driving routes

  • Miami - Fort Lauderdale (31 mi / 50 km) The two beach cities are basically part of the same neighborhood, and you can easily travel between them in about 35 minutes.
  • Orlando - Miami (244 mi / 393 km) The travel between these two cities is just around three hours, but you’ll pass near the Everglades National Park and the Lake Okeechobee on the way.
  • Miami - Tampa (282 mi / 454 km) The distance between Miami and Tampa can be done in four hours, but it will be tempting to take a relaxing break in West Florida beach cities like Fort Myers and Sarasota.
  • Miami to the Florida Keys (166 mi / 267 km) No trip to Florida can be complete without making the journey south to the Keys. An archipelago off the southern tip of Florida’s peninsula stretching into the straits of Florida, the Florida Keys is famous for its beaches.

Car Hire Prices

  • Convertibles - starting at £ 54 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 45 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 40 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - starting at £ 113 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 59 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 38 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 71 per day

How can I save money on my hire car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car hire deal in Florida:

  • Compare rates of different car providers
  • Book your car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Florida is the cheapest in August when hiring a car is about 35% cheaper than the yearly average and 45% cheaper than hiring a car in July.

Top 7 Most Popular Cities in Florida

  1. Car Hire in Orlando starting at £ 42.32 per day
  2. Car Hire in Miami starting at £ 24.08 per day
  3. Car Hire in Fort Lauderdale starting at £ 20.29 per day
  4. Car Hire in Tampa starting at £ 17.34 per day
  5. Car Hire in Sarasota starting at £ 49.96 per day
  6. Car Hire in Pensacola starting at £ 21.12 per day
  7. Car Hire in Sanford starting at £ 21.12 per day

Top 7 Most Popular Destinations in Florida

  1. Car Hire at Orlando Airport starting at £ 17.36 per day
  2. Car Hire at Miami Airport starting at £ 17.36 per day
  3. Car Hire at Fort Lauderdale Airport starting at £ 17.36 per day
  4. Car Hire at Tampa Airport starting at £ 17.34 per day
  5. Car Hire at Sarasota–Bradenton Airport starting at £ 49.96 per day
  6. Car Hire at Pensacola Airport starting at £ 21.12 per day
  7. Car Hire at Orlando Sanford Airport starting at £ 21.12 per day

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in Florida?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Florida fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Florida
£ 38.54
January
£ 29.11
February
£ 29.32
March
£ 33.95
April
£ 22.54
May
£ 28.87
June
£ 39.22
July
£ 21.57
August
£ 24.15
September
£ 28.51
October
£ 26.74
November
£ 34.43
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Florida is August with prices starting at £ 21.57 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is July with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 39.22. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 30. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

How many days do people keep their hire cars, on average, in Florida?

Hirers picking up a car in Florida keep them for an average of 11 days during in October, while those picking up their cars in February keep them for an average of 6.
Average Hire Length in Florida
7
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
7
June
7
July
7
August
9
September
11
October
7
November
8
December

What month is the most favoured for hiring a car in Florida?

Though Florida is popular for travellers all year long, the month for which the highest number of people search for a hire car is in March. in May is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in Florida Compared to the Yearly Average
45%
January
282%
February
328%
March
April
May
June
July
August
53%
September
73%
October
224%
November
193%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Easirent Toyota Yaris 5 Small cars
Easirent Nissan Altima 4 1 Large cars
Easirent Nissan Sentra 4 2 Medium cars
Optimo Rent Nissan Versa 4 3 Medium cars
Economy rent a car Nissan Tiida 4 2 Small cars
Rent a Car 4Less Toyota Corolla 4 4 Large cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
Rent a Car 4Less Chevrolet Spark 4 1 Small cars
Avis Kia Rio 4 2 Small cars
RightCars Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars

Top 23 Hire Companies in Florida in 2021

National
National
Remarkable 9.2
+18448417824
1701 FL-85 N, Eglin AFB, FL 32542
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Remarkable 9.1
+17862925248
1454 WASHINGTON AVE.
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Remarkable 9
+18002677093
321 W State Rd 84 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:00
Tue:07:00-18:00
Wed:07:00-18:00
Thu:07:00-18:00
Fri:07:00-18:00
Sat:07:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-16:00
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.9
+13055478210
50 SW 12th St,Miami, FL 33130
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.8
8448417823
STATE ROAD 85,
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.8
+18506780210
1701 FL-85 N, Eglin AFB, FL 32542
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.5
+18664342226
1701 State Road 85 North
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:30
Tue:07:00-23:30
Wed:07:00-23:30
Thu:07:00-23:30
Fri:07:00-23:30
Sat:07:00-23:30
Sun:07:00-23:30
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
+18506510819
1701 State Road 85 North Destin Fort Walton Beach Apo
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
+18506513765
Hwy 85 North, Eglin AFB, FL 32542
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.5
8448417823
State Road 85
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:00
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.5
8664342226
3495 S ROOSEVELT BLVD
Thrifty
Thrifty
Outstanding 8.5
+18772830898
3495 S Roosevelt Blvd
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
FOX
FOX
Outstanding 8.5
+12397853040 / +18002254369
10431 Radar Court, Fort Myers.
Working hours
Mon:06:00-00:30
Tue:06:00-00:30
Wed:06:00-00:30
Thu:06:00-00:30
Fri:06:00-00:30
Sat:06:00-00:30
Sun:06:00-00:30
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Outstanding 8.2
+19549004536
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport,Fort Lauderdale FLL,321 W State Rd 84, F. Lauderdale, Fl 33315
Working hours
Mon:06:00-20:00
Tue:06:00-20:00
Wed:06:00-20:00
Thu:06:00-20:00
Fri:06:00-20:00
Sat:06:00-20:00
Sun:09:00-18:00
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Outstanding 8
+17862925248
1454 WASHINGTON AVE.
Value Car Rental
Value Car Rental
Great 7.5
+14075743004 / +14075746003
5750 T G Lee Blvd, Orlando, FL 32822
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:30
Tue:08:00-23:30
Wed:08:00-23:30
Thu:08:00-23:30
Fri:08:00-23:30
Sat:08:00-23:30
Sun:08:00-23:30
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Great 7.3
7862925248 / 3052390210
1454 Washington Ave
Europcar
Europcar
Great 7.2
+12397687092
14500 Global Pkwy a, Fort Myers, FL 33913
Working hours
Mon:05:00-22:59
Tue:05:00-22:59
Wed:05:00-22:59
Thu:05:00-22:59
Fri:05:00-22:59
Sat:05:00-22:59
Sun:05:00-22:59
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Good 6.5
+17869752222
111 SW 33rd Street
Working hours
Mon:00:01-23:59
Tue:00:01-23:59
Wed:00:01-23:59
Thu:00:01-23:59
Fri:00:01-23:59
Sat:00:01-23:59
Sun:00:01-23:59
RightCars
RightCars
Good 6.2
Surprice
Surprice
Acceptable 5.9
+17868089999
3945 NW 32nd Ave, Miami, FL 33142
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Acceptable 5.5
+13059380750
1564 Washington Av, Miami Beach
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-16:00
Easirent
Easirent
Acceptable 5.2
+12396663090 / +12399948709
14500 Global Parkway,Fort Myers FL,33913
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:00
Tue:06:00-22:00
Wed:06:00-22:00
Thu:06:00-22:00
Fri:06:00-22:00
Sat:06:00-22:00
Sun:06:00-22:00
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