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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Miami Port Car Rental
Mini
Chevrolet Spark 3d or similar
Chevrolet Spark 3d
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
ZigZag
$7.78 / per day
Miami Port Car Rental
Economy
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
ZigZag
$7.80 / per day
Miami Port Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
ZigZag
$7.80 / per day
Miami Port Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
ZigZag
$7.80 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Miami Port Car Rental
Intermediate
Hyundai Elantra or similar
Hyundai Elantra
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
ZigZag
$7.80 / per day
Miami Port Car Rental
Compact
VW Beetle or similar
VW Beetle
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
ZigZag
$7.80 / per day
Miami Port Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
ZigZag
$7.80 / per day
Miami Port Car Rental
Intermediate
Chevrolet Cruze or similar
Chevrolet Cruze
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
ZigZag
$7.80 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Country code
1
Average car rental length
5 days
Economy car rental price
$68.49 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why rent a car in Florida?

Florida is a great place for renting a car. From large cities to theme parks, stunning beaches, and nature areas, it is best discovered with the freedom of your own ride.

Florida Car Rental

Top ways to enter Florida

  • Orlando Airport: The busiest airport in Florida, it is a focus city for many leading U.S. airlines.
  • Miami Airport: Less than 10 mi (16 km) from downtown Miami, this airport serves countless destinations both in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Fort Lauderdale Airport: Also known as Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood, this airport is served by a number of major airlines.
  • 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.

Most popular rental car

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

Driver licence requirements

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

However, those under the age of 25 charged a Young Driver Fee by all rental 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 renting certain classes of cars. In most cases, they are not permitted to rent Luxury and Premium. 

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

International renters 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 renters 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 rental company that allows their vehicles to be taken to other states. Most low-cost rental 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 rental 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 rental car provider. The only alternative is if you have your own SunPass transponder and add the rental vehicle to your account. This is only possible with some rental companies. 

Important: If renting 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 rental 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 rental 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 rental 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 rental company, be sure to include that in the final cost when comparing offers.

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular rental 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 notorious for its beaches.

How can I save money on my rental car?

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

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

Top 20 Most Popular Cities in Florida

  1. Car Rental in Orlando from $19.31 per day
  2. Car Rental in Miami from $15.87 per day
  3. Car Rental in Tampa from $72.36 per day
  4. Car Rental in Fort Myers from $72.36 per day
  5. Car Rental in Jacksonville from $19.31 per day
  6. Car Rental in Sanford from $72.36 per day
  7. Car Rental in Clearwater from $72.36 per day
  8. Car Rental in Sarasota from $69.76 per day
  9. Car Rental in Pensacola from $72.36 per day
  10. Car Rental in Eglin from $72.36 per day
  11. Car Rental in Punta Gorda from $72.36 per day
  12. Car Rental in Daytona Beach from $72.36 per day
  13. Car Rental in Melbourne from $63.86 per day
  14. Car Rental in Tallahassee from $72.36 per day
  15. Car Rental in Key West from $72.36 per day
  16. Car Rental in Gainesville from $60.28 per day
  17. Car Rental in Miami Beach from $60.04 per day
  18. Car Rental in Kissimmee from $55.03 per day

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Florida?

The cost of renting a car in Florida depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Florida
$51.11
January
$37.57
February
$37.84
March
$43.81
April
$29.09
May
$37.26
June
$50.62
July
$27.83
August
September
$36.79
October
November
$44.43
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Florida is August — prices start from $27.83 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 30% cheaper than the year’s average and 46% cheaper than renting a car in the month of January (when prices start at $51.11 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Florida?

Average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in October — an average of 11 days. The shortest are in February — an average of 6 days.
Average Rental Length in Florida
10
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
7
June
7
July
7
August
6
September
11
October
7
November
6
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Florida?

Discover Car Hire users search a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Florida. The most popular month is October, while the least popular is September.
Florida Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
102%
January
80%
February
82%
March
70%
April
68%
May
79%
June
93%
July
76%
August
52%
September
326%
October
84%
November
87%
December

Our Customers Reviews

United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris
September 18, 2019
West Palm Beach is a great place to visit
Canada
Toyota Yaris
August 7, 2019
Great place. Great beach.
United States of America (USA)
Chevrolet Spark
June 11, 2019
Miami, is a great place to visit a relax, beaches, clubs and shopping, all great!
Colombia
Hyundai Accent
April 21, 2019
Attentiveness to the traffic because many Orlando ways are under construction and program the GPS to evade tolls
United Kingdom
Nissan Versa
April 7, 2019
You can do anything without car in fort Lauderdale or Miami, beaches, shopping, attractions and even hotels are so far between them. Definetely you need a car if you are planning visit Florida
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Altima
April 5, 2019
We liked renting in Orlando, the downfall is the tolls in Orlando. We did not get the SunPass as we stayed near the resort. But driving to the airport back, we had like 5 tolls within 30 min drive totaling probably around $7, but for some you had to have exact change and there was no cashier. We used up all of the change we had, if we had one more toll we would’ve been in trouble
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Versa
March 30, 2019
We were based in Key Largo so having a car was vital to get around throughout the Keys, Everglades, and Miami.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Versa
March 28, 2019
A car is definitely needed. We couldn't have done what we did without it
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Versa
March 26, 2019
I can't imagine traveling around that area without a car.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla Sedan
March 26, 2019
Car rental rates at popular visiting times are very expensive.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Altima
March 22, 2019
You need a car to get around. There is no public transit.
Canada
Dodge Grand Caravan
March 22, 2019
You need a car in Florida. But you do not necessarily need to pay for an e-toll every day. Do your research on where you are going. Fully read T&C and policy rental company offers. Check in advance that any rental car insurance you already have is acceptable and ask rental company to explain how their policy works and what is acceptable. If they require a CDW and liability policy rolled into a single premium from one insurer buy online its cheaper.
Canada
Nissan Rogue
March 18, 2019
If you are planning on going anywhere in Orlando outside of the parks (which you really should because there is so much to see), a rental vehicle is an absolute must. The toll pass wasn't really worth the money in the end - it was convenient though. The ipad rental for data options and directions was really necessary. That was money well spent!
Canada
Nissan Altima
March 18, 2019
Orlando, Clermont,Leesburg were all very nice places to visit and take in the sites

Top 16 Suppliers for Florida in 2019

Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Exceptional 9.5
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.9
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
FOX
FOX
Excellent 8.5
Advantage
Advantage
Excellent 8.5
NuCarrentals
NuCarrentals
Excellent 8
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.3
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 7.2
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 6.7
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Good 6.5
RightCars
RightCars
Good 6.2
ZigZag
ZigZag
Good 6
Surprice
Surprice
Acceptable 5.9
Easirent
Easirent
Acceptable 5.2
Clubs Car Rental
Clubs Car Rental
Acceptable 5.2
Corpusa Rent a Car
Corpusa Rent a Car
Acceptable 5

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