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Car rentals in Florida: All you need to know

As the most southeastern state in America, Florida is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. This sunny destination is home to a diverse landscape consisting of beautiful beaches, exotic wetlands, and urban areas. Explore everything from South Beach to the Everglades when you reserve your Florida car rental.

How can I get a cheap car rental in Florida?

Renting a car needn’t use up all your vacation budget. Just make sure you:

  • Compare lots of rates and deals;
  • Choose a non-airport pick-up location;
  • Have an idea of your fuel and mileage requirements; 
  • Book early;
  • Don’t add many additional drivers.

What Florida car rental companies are good?

Sixt, Avis, Hertz, and Alamo are among the big names here, and there are smaller, regional suppliers that are also worth checking out. Take a look at some reviews and take your pick.

What kind of car rental should I get in Florida?

Car rentals in Florida come in all shapes and sizes. If you’re bringing the whole family and plan on spending a lot of time in your rental, an SUV or a minivan might be a sensible choice. Our range of economy cars are perfect for those on a strict budget or traveling with a smaller party.

How old do I have to be to rent a car in Florida?

You must be 21 to rent a car here. A young driver surcharge may apply for drivers under 25.

Do I need insurance when renting a car in Florida?

Yes. As a US citizen, you can simply purchase insurance through us here at CarRentals.com or from the rental company if you prefer. Before you do, though, check if your car or credit card insurer covers you for car rental.

Can I book with unlimited mileage when renting a car in Florida?

You can, and whether this is your best option depends on your vacation plans. Roughly plan your journeys so that you know your mileage requirements. Many suppliers offer unlimited miles in any case.

Can I use a debit card for a Florida hire car?

Debit cards are not widely accepted by rental companies, so use a credit card for your booking. Prepaid cards and cash are not accepted either.

Is it possible to hire a car one-way in Florida?

Yes, though a one-way rental may incur a surcharge with some companies. Ask your supplier when making your reservation.

Which sights and/or cities are must-sees in Florida?

There is heaps to do in Florida, no matter your interests. A few of our favorite places to visit include:

  • Universal Studios: a world of movie-themed attractions for the whole family
  • Miami Seaquarium: for world-class sea life exhibits near downtown Miami
  • Kennedy Space Center: for a space adventure on Earth!

What is a good road trip in Florida?

From Daytona Beach on the Atlantic Coast, head south towards Miami, stopping off in Cape Canaveral to explore the history of space at the Kennedy Space Center. When you’re back in your rental, drive until you reach Palm Beach, where you can stop for lunch. Then, hit the road again until you reach South Beach. When you get to this stretch of sandy beaches, stroll along the boardwalk and stay in one of its beautiful art deco-style hotels.

What activities is Florida especially good for?

Snorkeling off the shore of Key West, screaming on rides at Walt Disney World in Orlando, and visiting animal exhibits at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens are just some of the activities you gain convenient access to with your own rental car. Instead of wasting time with public transportation, take advantage of cheap deals on car rentals in Florida and explore independently.

Traffic tips to keep you safe

In Florida, it’s legal to turn right at a red traffic light as long as there is no oncoming traffic or another sign indicating otherwise. You can access information on current traffic conditions by dialing 511 or viewing the Florida 511 website. Remember, if you’re traveling with the family, that the law in Florida requires all passengers under the age of 18 to wear a seat belt, regardless of where they are sitting in the vehicle.

Convenience doesn’t need to be costly. Reserve rental cars in Florida here on CarRentals.com and take advantage of our affordable prices. Don’t break your travel budget on your transportation, and instead, put your saved money towards a meal of authentic Cuban food in Little Havana.