Car Hire in Florida

Car Hire in Florida, the Sunshine State

Our Fully Inclusive car hire packages will let you explore all that Florida has to offer. With all that sun just a few hours from Europe, it makes sense that Florida is the premier destination for our clients. The added attractions of the presence of the biggest theme parks in the world and 800 miles of beaches, completes the picture of the state as ideal a family holiday.  We have travelled to Florida many, many times and can help you to choose the best value car hire package for your trip, based on first hand knowledge. Tell us the number of people in your group, and what you want to do on your holiday and we can really help with suggestions. The best car may not always be the cheapest or the first size you think of. Please do call or email to discuss your plans with us if this is a first trip, you are taking grandchildren with you for the first time, or maybe it’s your honeymoon and you want a special car.  We will be able to answer your questions and our intention is to put your mind at rest.

Collection Locations for car hire in Florida

Because of the numbers of large groups of tourists, Florida airport locations generally carry the widest selection of rental vehicles in the US.  You will find everything from small economy cars right up to 15 seat vans, mid-sized SUV’s up to 8 seat extended wheel base versions, through to the more iconic soft-top convertible car.  The 12 and 15 seat vans are available at the major tourist airports of Orlando, Sanford and Miami and the larger 7 and 8 seat SUV’s are also mainly available at the big airports.

The airport locations are:

Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) (also serves Port Everglades with complimentary shuttles)(young driver package available here)

  • Open 24 hours

Fort Myers Regional Southwest International Airport (RSW) (young driver package available here)

  • 05.00  – 01.30 – Mon – Sun

Key West International Airport (EYW)

Alamo opening hours  (Alamo is off-site at 2516 N Roosevelt Blvd) (young driver package available here)

  • 08.00 – 18.00 Mon – Sun

Dollar & Avis opening hours

  • 07.00 – 23.00 Mon – Sun

Budget opening hours

  • 07.00 – 22.00 Mon – Sun

Melbourne International Airport (MLB)

Alamo/National opening hours: (young driver package available here)

  • 07.00 – 11.59 Mon – Fri
  • 07.00 – 10.30 Sat
  • 07.00 – 11.59 Sun

Budget/Avis opening hours:

  • 07.00 – 23.00 Mon – Sun

Miami International Airport (MIA)(Also serves Miami cruise port with a complimentary shuttle from the car centre) (young driver package available here)

  • Open 24 hours

Naples Regional Airport (APF)

  • 08-.00 – 18.00 Mon – Sun

Orlando International Airport (MCO) (young driver package available here)

  • Open 24 hours

Orlando Sanford Airport (SFB) (young driver package available here)

Alamo/National opening hours:

  • 08.30 – 23.00 Mon – Sat
  • 09.00 – 23.00 Sun

Dollar opening hours:

  • Open 24 hours

Thrifty opening hours:

  • 08.00 – 23.00 Mon – Sun

Sarasota/Bradenton Airport (SRQ)(young driver package available here)

  • 06.00 – 12.15am Mon – Sun

Tampa International Airport (TPA) (young driver package available here)

  • Open 24 hours

Sometimes it is more convenient to collect your car from a non-airport location.  This is called a ‘Downtown’ location. Within the Orlando area we have lots of pick up points so you should be able to find one reasonably nearby to your accommodation.

Gulf Coast Downtown Locations

Fort Myers  – Cape Coral, 1014 Del Prado Blvd South – Budget

  • 08.00 – 18.00 Mon – Fri
  • 08.00 – 15.00 Sat
  • Closed – Sun

Naples, 2100 Davis Boulevard (Nr Airport) – Budget

  • 08.00 – 18.00 Mon – Fri
  • 08.00 – 13.00 Sat
  • 08.00 – 13.00 Sun

Naples, 11232 Tamiami Trail, Riverchase Plaza – Budget

  • 08.00 – 17.30 Mon- Fri
  • 08.00 – 15.00 Sat
  • 09.00 – 13.00 Sun

Tampa Port, 725 S Harbor Island Blvd – Alamo (young driver package available here)

  • 08.00 – 18.00 Mon – Fri
  • 09.00 – 14.00 Sat – Sun

Tampa, 6903 North Dale Mabry  – Budget

  • 08.00 – 18.00 Mon – Fri
  • 08.00 – 16.00 Sat
  • 09.00 – 13.00 Sun

Venice Beach,  259 US 41 By-Pass South – Budget

  • 08.00 – 18.00 Mon – Fri
  • 08.00 – 16.00 Sat
  • 09.00 – 14.00 Sun

Atlantic Coast Downtown Locations

Cape Canaveral –  6211 N Atlantic Ave (complimentary shuttle to Port Canaveral)  – Alamo (young driver package available here)
  • 07.30 – 17.30 Mon – Fri
  • 08.00 – 16.00 Sat
  • 07.00 – 16.00 Sun

Cape Canaveral – 6799 N Atlantic Ave (complimentary shuttle to Port Canaveral) – Dollar

  • 07.00 – 17.00 Mon – Sun

Cape Canaveral – 8401 Astronaut Blvd (complimentary shuttle to Port Canaveral) – Budget

  • 08.00 – 18.00 Mon – Fri
  • 08.00 – 16.00 Sat – Sun
Port Everglades Cruise ship drop off – 2400 Miami Road – Dollar/Thrifty (complimentary shuttle to the cruise port – collections from Fort Lauderdale International Airport)
  • 07.00 – 22.00 Mon – Sun
This is not an exhaustive list of Florida car hire locations in Florida but records the most popular ones.

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Places to Visit

Beaches

Florida has nearly 1,200 miles and over half of that is beautiful beaches. Both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are within an hour and a half’s reach from Central Florida. We are particular fans of Venice beach where you can hunt for ancient sharks teeth on the shore, and watch or even join in while the locals catch fish from the pier.

State Parks

Perhaps these are under-publicised to tourists heading to Florida for theme parks, but when you have seen enough palm trees and St Augustine’s grass  – head off to a state park and connect with natural Florida. It really is stunning, and to be able to swim in clean, fresh water (72 degrees coming straight out of the Florida Aquifer) is just a real treat after splashing around in chlorine pools with other tourists. Because the state parks are so well maintained there is also the possibility, in fact make that probability, of seeing a vast array of flora and fauna, bobbing down rivers alongside local garfish and turtles – drifting past blue herons fishing for their lunch.  It simply cannot be beaten – however good the theme park!

Kennedy Space Center

The Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral is a chance to get really close to a real space shuttle that has flown into space, meet real astronauts – or take playing Angry Birds to a whole new level with the Angry Birds Space Encounter. Just an hour from Orlando along the Beachline Expressway, it could not be easier to incorporate this attraction into your holiday.

History

Take a road trip up to the ancient city of St Augustine, the oldest continually inhabited city in Florida and in fact in the whole USA. Here you will find cobblestone streets, cafes and inns and even 43 miles of beaches!

Central Florida – has so much going on that it has its very own page!